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NEWS OF THE CITY Sent to Asylum—Lizzie M. Mundt, a pa tient from the city hospital, was yesterday committed to the insane hospital at Roch ester. Will Address Mothers' Club—Mrs. Mar garet Blair of the State Agricultural col lege, will address the Arlington Hills Mothers' club this afternoon in the John Ericsson school. Is Put on Good Behavior —Ralph Bur dick, charged with non-support by his Wife, in police court yesterday was put on probation by Judge Hine until Jan. 9. he having promised to support his wife in the future. Russell Resigns—Stevens G. Russell, general .sales agent for the Youghiogheny A I.'-hiuli Coal company, has been obliged to resign on account of ill health. Mr. Russell has gone to Denver, Col., where he will engage in business as soon as his health will permit. Capt. W. A. Campbell Retires—Having been found incapacitated by the army re tiiinK board, the president yesterday is- BUed orders retiring Capt. William A. Campbell, Twenty-first infantry, from ac tiw service. Capt. Campbell will prob ably take up his residence in St. Paul. Gen. R. F. Bernard lll—Lieut. Thomas P. Bernard. Third cavalry, was in St. Paul a short time yesterday. He is en route tn Washington. D. C. to visit his father. Brig. (Jon. R. F. Bernard, who is se riously ill. Gen. Bernard was in com mand at Fort Caster, Mont., for many years and is known in St. Paul. Cretin Hall Classes Debate—The Rus sians and the Japs will battle at Cretin hall at lo:i5 this morning. The weapons will be axioms, postulates and theorems. Patrick ODea will lead the Russians and Ray Uornane will conduct the Japs. Prof. Logan will represent the "powers." The contest is the result of rivalry between two geometry classes. Capt. T. B. Hacker Goes to Washington, D. C. —<~"apt. Theodore B. Hacker, chief of the department of Dakota, was yesterday relieved from duty in St. Paul and di rected to proceed to Washington, D. C, for duty in the commissary general's de partment. According to the orders re celved from Washington, Lieut. Col. James N. Allison, now en route from the Philippines, will be his successor. Capt. Hacker came to St. Paul from Fort Sheri dan Aug. -1. ALLEGED INSULT LEADS TO ARREST OF FOUR Police Court Will Hear the Story of It Thursday. J. C. Willard, his wife, mother-in law, Mrs. O'Toole, and J. C. Clarey were in the police court yesterday as a result of a disturbance at the Wil lard home, on Mississippi street, near Pennsylvania avenue, Monday evening. Clarey is alleged to have insulted Mrs. Willard and Mrs. O'Toole before the ar rival of Willard at home from work Monday evening, and it is said that Willard proceeded to administer pun ishment to the offender when he reach ed home. A general fight, it appears, resulted, in which Clarey, Willard and both women took part. The four were arrested by Patrolmen Nightingale and Troy, who had been notified of the disturbance as they were on their way to report to the station for duty. Clarey made an attempt to elude the officers and Patrolman Nightingale pursued him through an alley. The cases against the four yesterday were continued in the police court till Oct. 15. Clarey, it is said, will be held to answer a charge of assaulting Pa trolman Malmquist a year ago. A war rant was isued for him but the police say they had been unable to locate him. SENDS A VICIOUS BOY TO TRAINING SCHOOL He Defied His Teacher and Created a Disturbance. Armstrong Howard, a youth who cre ated a disturbance at the McKinley school last week, was sentenced to the ■ state training school yesterday by Judge Hine. Young Armstrong defied the teacher and created a scene in school and his teacher failing to bring him to order, the principal and janitor were called in to quell him. Judge Hine was informed that the boy had also attempted to stab his mother. WOMAN ASKS $5,000 FOR PERSONAL INJURY She Claims Defective Sidewalk Was Responsible. Judge Kelly and a jury yesterday heard evidence "in the personal injury damage suit of Mary Cleary against the city. The plaintiff asks, the city to pay her $5,000 for personal injuries alleged to have been received while walking along Mississippi street on the evening of June 25 last. It is contended that the sidewalk was in a bad condition and that the plaint iff was injured as a result of the con dition of the walk. The city is there fore asked to pay damages. TWO OFFENDERS ADMIT THEIR GUILT One Goes to Jail and the Other to the Reformatory. Two prisoners, indicted by the recent grand jury, pleaded guilty in the dis trict court yesterday. George W. Parker, charged with grand larceny in the second degree, was sentenced to ninety days in the workhouse, and Harry A. Clark, charged with robbing a hotel in North St. Paul, was sentenced to the state reformatory. Judge Orr imposed the sentences. Governor Names Delegates. Gov. Van Sant has named the fol lowing delegates from this state to the Interstate Mississippi River Improve ment and Levee association, which will convene at New Oilcans, Oct. 27: J. B. Mitchell, vVinor.a; S. Strauss. Albert Lea; S. W. Vance, Crookston: C. W. Buck, Faribauit; George N. Andrews, Mankato; J. Marshall and A. C. Paul, Minnenpolls; S. B. Mlllard, Litchfield; J. Klossner, New Ulm; C. A. Betcher and C. H. Bpxrud, Red Wing; Luther S. Cunning and T. P. Smith, St. Paul; J. G. Aroiwon, Stlllwater. HAS LIVELY SESSION ON STREET LIGHTS Board of Public Works Advo cates Purchase of Street Posts by City. On the advice of Corporation Attor ney Michael, the board of public works will not prepare any specifications for next year's street lighting until the semi-annual inspection of street lamps has been made. This inspection begins today and lasts two weeks. As an incentive to continued compe tition the board will ask of the assem bly, at its regular meeting Thursday evening, authority to invest $20,000 of the lighting fund In iron lamp posts. This purchase, the board believes, is the only solution of the street lighting problem in St. Paul. Further, the board may refuse to as sist in the invitation of bids for next year's street lighting until after the budget has been approved by the coun cil, which cannot be until December. The law does not permit the placing of any contract until the money is available, and Mr. Michael informed the board yesterday that any anticipa tion might result in expensive litiga tion for the contractor and the city. In answer to a council resolution calling for the immediate preparation of specifications for next year's street lighting in order that an early call for bids might be made, the board held an informal conference yesterday after noon with the various lighting inter ests, but only one conclusion was reached—to have the city own its lamp posts. Three Companies Represented. The lighting representatives present were President A. P. Lathrop, of the St. Paul Gas Light company; Charles Pat terson, the local agent of the Cleveland Vapor Light company, the present lighting contractors, and Robert See ger, agent for the American Develop ment company. Corporation Attorney Michael and City Engineer Rundlett were In attendance. Robert Seeger, with his' attorney, Harris Richardson, pressed the council claim for early specifications, but to this the board demurred, as it had not made its annual specification, and therefore was not in a position to de termine the actual number of street lamps that would be needed. "The first thing I think this board should do is to take steps to have the city own the iron lamp posts used in its street lighting," said President Grode, of the board. "I agree with you there," answered Corporation Attorney Michael. "That is the only solution of the street light ing problem in St. Paul. I wouldn't advise the preparations of specifica tions until after the semi-annual lamp inspection. As far as calling for bids at this early date is concerned, you cannot place a contract until after the budget is approved by the council." "Don't you want competition?" asked Mr. Seeger, of the American Develop ment company. "We certainly do," answered Com missioner Murphy, of the board of public works. "That's why we want the city to own the lamp posts. We have had competition for the past two years and we want to have it contin ued. Competition this year saved the city nearly $18,000 over what you did the work for." "If we get the contract this year we will give you lamp posts for nothing. We will agree not to charge you a cent for them. It seems to me it is poor economy to buy lamp posts when you can get them for nothing," commented Mr. Seeger. "I do not favor you or any other company," answered Commissioner Murphy. "I want competition and pub lic ownership of the posts will bring it. You were not always so considerate of the city's welfare." Says Trust Is After Him. "I want it understood right here that [ believe in the city owning its own posts," said Charles Patterson, of the Cleveland Vapor Light company. "I tell you, gentlemen, it is one of the things that will keep my company in the field. We have saved this city $16,000, and you know it," continued Mr. Patterson, pointing his finger at Mr. Seeger. "When we entered the field you asked the city $29 a lamp. Our bid was $23.96, and that is what is being paid today. Now, gentlemen, we are in the field to stay as long as everything is fair and the specifica tions are based on a standard boule vard incandescent lamp like ours. But I want to-tell you frankly that if any other kind of lamp is specified or the bids are opened before the charter is approved we will not bid. We have been through to much costly litigation to stay here and invite more. That is what the trust wants and that is why I advise city ownership of the posts. We expect to be underbid this time. The trust is going to move heaven and earth to get us out of the way, and the offer of free posts is one of the meth ods. We have lost money on this con tract. I have no hesitation In saying it, and if forced out this time we shall be unable to return again and compete for your business. If the city owns the posts, then the investment as far as the contractor is concerned is great ly reduced and naturally we 1 will be in the field when bids for lighting again come up." Stirs Up Lively Repartee. . For the next few minutes there was some lively repartee between the two contractors, which was only silenced by President Grode interfering- and sug gesting that it was posts the board needed, not the airing of their differ ences. Mr. Seeger's attorney insisted that if the board were agreeabie specifica tions could now be prepared and much valuable time saved by calling for bids, awarding the contract and then sign ing it when the budget was approved. "You cannot let the contract until December, when the budget is ap proved," answered Corporation At torney Michael. "The charter positive ly prohibits the awarding of a con tract until after the money is avail able." Air. Richardson thought there was nothing wrong in the council anticipat ing the budget and getting everything ready. "I remember that you took the op posite view in some litigation with the present contractors," commented Cor poration Attorney Michaek "I think there is every disposition on the part of the board and the council to hurry things, and I am positive that all will come cut right if the charter is ob served. I cannot agree to any other course." The board finally decided on recom mending to the council an investment of §20,000 in iron lamp posts, and this brought from Mr. Seeger the sugges tion that if posts were to be bought the specifications should call for a standard article. "Probabiy mine are not good posts," remarked Mr. Patterson, the present contractor. "Well, some I hay* seen are not the THE ST. PAUL GLOBE. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14. 1903. best in the world," answered Mr. Seeger. "The board should be able ta see what it buys." Will Take No Action at Present. The fact that the board in its de cision to buy posts was forgetting next year's street lighting specifications, brought .'lorn Mr. Seeger a pointed^ question as to what they intended to do in the matter, which brought as pointed an answer from President Grode that nothing would be done until the semi-annual inspection was com pleted. "Well," answered Mr. Seeger, some what excitedly, "if this matter is hung up I think it is a deliberate attempt to throttle competition, and I intend to see that the public is made aware of the fact. You are not acting fair." President Grode, somewhat nettled at this accusation, answered that the board knew what it was doing, and it intended to treat all sides fairly. 'I guess we are as able to attend to the city's iterests as you are," retorted President Grode. Because of the known antagonism between the two contractors, the board decided to hold a meeting Thursday for the purpose of preparing specifications for the supplying of lamp posts, at which the contractors will be barred. These specifications will be presented to the assembly Thursday evening, and their approval of call for bids asked. The competition for next year's bids is unusually keen, and the lowest prices in the history of the city are expected. Because of charter compli cations Corporation Attorney Michaels holds that bids cannot be opened or a call for contract placed until December, when the budget is approved. This is one of the reasons why he advocates municipal ownership of the lamp posts. About 2,500 posts will be required. WILL GIVE FAREWELL RECEPTION TO DR. RULE He Will Leave Next Week for His New District. A farewell reception will be given in the parlors of the .Central Park M. E. church tomorrow evening in honor of Dr. F. M. Rule, the former presiding elder for the St. Paul district. Dr. Rule has been transferred to the Winona Mffljy ■■-■-■■■■ -..-.- •i&££efiijs£ssv&?me PRESIDING ELDER F. M. RULE. district and next weelt will leave for his new field of labor. Rev. Benjamin Longley, pastor of the Central Park church, and Dr. J. S. Stout, the newly appointed presiding elder for this district, will be guests at the reception. . Rev. Longley has been pastor of the Central Park church for six years and at the Methodist confer ence a few days ago was reappointed for another year. WILL OFFER A SITE Glenwood Citizens Want That Fish Hatchery. Representatives of the town of Glen wood will appear before the state game and fish commission at 10 o'clock this morning, by appointment, to offer the state a site for a fish hatchery to be located at that place, as provided for in a law of last winter. The delegation consists of former Congressman Frank M. Eddy, former State Senator C. P. Reeves, Representative T. T. Ofsthun and Mayor Callahan, of the town of Glenwood. Former negotiations between the state game and fish commission and residents of Glenwood looking toward the acquisition of a site for the pro posed second fish hatchery proved un satisfactory to the board for the reason that property owners demanded prices for their land that the members of the commission considered extortionate. It was found that under the law the com mission was merely empowered and not commanded to construct the new fish hatchery, and therefore the plan was abandoned. Members of the delegation which go before the commission today say they are convinced that their proposition will be highly satisfactory. The commission assembled yesterday morning for its regular quarterly meet ing with all members present, and after an executive session which continued until evening, declined to make any of the business of the day public. At the close Chairman Lamprey stated that no formal action of any kind had been taken and no money appropriated. It is understood that the time was spent in consideration of reports of deputy wardens as to recent arrests and violations of the game laws in va rious parts of the state, and that pro posed improvements at the fish hatch ery were also discussed at some length. SELLING GROCERIES IS SERVILE LABOR Sunday Closing Violators Make This Claim as Their Defense. Is selling groceries servile labor? The latest argument advanced by the storekeepers, charged with violating the Sunday closing law, was yesterday presented before Judge Hine in the municipal court by their attorneys, who contended that there is an exception in the law allowing the performance of servile labor on Sundays. It was main tained that selling groceries is servile labor. Judge Hine will ponder the question for a few days. Rodney Barnum, proprietor of a gro cery store on Mississippi street, paid a fine of $5 for keeping open on Sunday. Junior Pioneers Incorporate. Articles of incorporation of the Ju nior Pioneers' association, of Ramsey county, were filed yesterday with the secretary of state. The incorporators are the officers of the organization. DISAGREEMENT St. Paul Man's Demand for Seat in Convention Causes a ■; Little Scene. Trouble, iw.toirjh threatened for, a few minutes to disrupt the opening session of the Master Horsesoers' National Protective association, arose yesterday morning in the senate chamber of the capitol when Abe Eschelman, a local horseshoer, attempted to take a seat in the convention. As he is no longer a member of the City Association of Master Horseshoers, the local dele gates immediately raised a protest against his presence. Eschelman main tained that he was still a member of the national organization. Hot words passed for several minutes arid it was with difficulty that Presi dent Fagin finally brought the meeting to order. Eschelman was formerly a delegate to the national convention and some of the visitors, who recognized him, took his side. The local dele gates were unanimous in declaring that he should not be seated. The matter was finally placed in the hands of a committee and on their report Eschel man was excluded from the convention. During the excitement, a motion to reconsider the matter was passed, and Eschelman was escorted back into the hall by a committee. Although the matter was allowed to stand in order to permit taking up other business, the local delegates did not give up their contest and several of them spent the afternoon y^.-iejday in campaigning for a reconsideration, and they say the password will probably be changed to day and Eschelman refused his seat in the convention. Use 'ot the Union Label. President Lmyrence C. Fagin, of New York city, made his annual report to the convention. He stated that the controversy between master horse shoers and journeymen over the use of the labels of the two associations had not yet been satisfactorily settled. Each association,'ihas a label of its own. The journeymen are now demanding that the masters give up their label and stamp all h&rSeshoes with the Journey men's union, mark. This, the masters claim, would be an injustice to those of their member W ho have not shops large enough to employ journeymen. They would be excluded from the pro tection now accorded them by the use by all members of the association of the masters' label. The president stat ed that the masters had offered to ar bitrate the matter, but the journeymen had not yet acceded to their offer. President Fagin urged caution in founding the proposed college for horseshoers.. He argued that until a sufficient endowment was obtained for the school it might be impracticable to take it up, as it might become a heavy burden on the association to main tain. Four chartered, street cars conveyed the delegates, visitors, their wives and members of the local association on a trolley ride yesterday afternoon. They left the Merchants' hotel shortly after 2:30 o'clock and -were taken to the va rious parks and other points of inter est in the Twin Cities. Last evening a large delegation of the visitors went to Minneapolis in a special car to attend an open meeting of the Minneapolis Association No. 26. Both morning and afternoon will be devoted today to business and the ses sions will be busy ones. The dele gates will be entertained this evening at a smoker at the Eagles' hall. Their wives and those of the local associa tion will be entertained at a theater party at the Metropolitan. The rep resentatives of a Chicago horse nail manufactory, of Chicago, will entertain the visiting ladies this morning with a tallyho ride through the residence sec tion of the city. The race meet planned for Thursday afternoon will be free to all residents of the Twin Cities, as well as the horse shoers. The meet promises to be an entertaining one. Four races are sched uled. They ,are-: Special raoe for Dryden purse of $100. The entries are Allen F, H. W. Fagley, St. Paul; Lottie C, Fred Schroeder, St Paul; Romeo, A. Manning. St. Paul; All Aboard, C. Tuft. St. Paul; Sedalia. W. G. Sherwood. St. Paul. One-half mile road race, carts or wag ons, for purse .Of $50. Entries are JLC, George D. Taylor] St. Paul; Comet J, James McDonald. St. Paul; Fanny Glenn, G. W. Brown. Minneapolis; Elias Painp, J. Martin, Minneapolis; Ruby Moak C A. Carr. St. Paul. 2:30 trot, purse $150—Pepper, P. Bent lift*. Minneapolis; B T, J. Jacobson, St. Paul; Mack, George W. Brown, Minneap olis; Edna Boggs. F. Bundy, St. Paul: Goldie G. J. F. Paisley, St. Paul; Averne, John Blackman, St. Paul. 2:11 pace, purse $200—Axtella Wilkes, H. W. Fagley, St. Paul; Dell S. H. M. Stocking, St. Paul; Tags, R. Salter, Min neapolis; Charles Dewey, Anton Melsen. St. Paul; Prince Stevens, C. Johnson, St. Paul. DISCUSS PRACTICABILITY OF AMBIDEXTERITY St. Paul Educator Puts Questions to Well Known Writer. In the current number of "School and Home Education" appears a discussion between Prof. H. W. Slack, principal of the Edmund ~Rfce school, of this city, and William Hawley Smith, the writer on pedagogy, as to the prac ticability or the possibility of cultivat ing children to ambidexterity. Prof. Smith is opposed to the idea of trying to teach the young to use both hands with equal facility, and has written extensively for the magazines in support of his position. Mr. Slack, while not advocating th« theory that afmbidexterity is prac ticable, has submitted to Prof. Smith a number of questions on the subject which are answered in the magazine. SA¥S THE COUNTRY IS JN GOOD SHAPE Caldwell Hardy, President of National Bankers' Association, Visits St. Paul. Local bankers yesterday had a dis tinguished guesfc in the person of Cald weU Hardy, . president of the National Bankers' ass&ciatibn. Hardy is en route to the California State Bankers' associa tion at San Francisco, and he was in the city long enough to have his car transferred from the Burlington train to the Northern Pacific coast train, which left last night for Seattle. "There is little to say about the financial condition of the United States," said Mr. Hardy yesterday. "We are in good shape. True, some of 1 the big stocks are being pushed rather hard, but that does not count for anything. It is only the result of natural conditions. "From what I have seen I think the United States is about in as good a con dition financially as one could desire. Overproduction may cause disturbance, but the conservative, interests will cer tainly maintain satisfactory conditions. There is always a speculative element, but its'effect is only temporary. The out look is very encouraging." TO LEARN ENGLISH Many Over School Age Attend for This Purpose. More persons past the customary school age are taking advantage of the night schools this year than at any pre vious time. That was the most striking feature of the opening of the schools on Mon day evening, as reported yesterday to Supt. Smith. Those who presented themselves for enrollment consisted very largely of persons more than twenty years of age, most of them of foreign birth. Their chief purpose is to improve their knowledge of the Eng lish language, and in some cases they have been well educated in their na tive tongues. Otherwise the attend ance is made up of children who are employed, and under the law governing child labor, are required to attend school for at least twelve weeks out of each school year. By attending night school they obviate the necessity of in terrupting their day work to fulfill the requirements of the law. The Madison school opened with 100 pupils, and thus far four rooms are in operation. Arrangements have been made for a class in bookkeeping which will require another room. On Monday night there were fifteen or more pupils at the Madison building who desired in struction in stenography and typewrit ing, and if the number is sufficient to night to justify the appointment of an instructor, provision will be made for those branches, which will entail the opening of a sixth room. At the Cleveland school there were sixty-four pupils and three rooms were opened. The enrollment at the Hum bojdt was but seventeen. Mrs. Jeanette Seanlan, who had been appointed as teacher at the Monroe school, declined to accept the position, and no session was held there Monday evening. Miss Mary Quilligan has accepted the posi tion and the school will be opened to night. Formerly it has been customary to hold the night schools four nights a week for an hour and a half. This year the sessions will be two hours in length and the schools will meet but three times a week —Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE HOLDS ITS ELECTION Gustave Scholle Chosen President and Mrs. J. H. Bullard Seceretary. Officers and directors were elected yesterday afternoon at the first annual meeting of the Neighborhood House associ^on, held in the parlors of the Commercial club. The officers chosen were: President, Gustave Scholle: first vice president. Rev. Theodore Sedgwick; second vice president, Dr. I. L. Rypins; third vice president, Rev. R. W. Boynton; secre tary, Mrs. J. H. Bullard; treasurer, Jo seph Elsinger. The board of directors is composed of Rev. R. W. Boynton, Rev. Theodore Sedgwick, Rev. Am brose MeNulty, Dr. I. L. Rypins, Walter Chapin, Luther S. Cushing, L. P. Ord way, Oscar L. Taylor, Joseph Elsinger, W. B. Geery, A. Slimmer, Frank Schlick Jr., Gustave Scholle, Mrs. John Wharry, Mrs. William Goodkind, Mrs. J. H. Bul lard, Mrs. McMurray, A. L. S. John stone and C. W. Ames. The night school for men has already been established and the girls' sewing classes will soon be resumed at the Neighborhood house on the West side. Mrs. Margaret Tentland was re-elected resident supervisor of the work. MINNEAPOLIS CRANK WILL BE SENT HOME Washington Authorities Will Not Take Care of Him. Notice has come to the state board of control of this state from the board of corrections and charities for the Dis trict of Columbia that Peter Elliott, now in custody at Washington, will be sent back to Minnesota to be cared for. Elliott is the man whose recent per sistent efforts to reach President Roosevelt convinced the president's at tendants that he was a crank with murderous intent. It is now believed that the man is insane and it is prob able that he will be sent to Minne apolis and examined before the pro bate court. BOY COLLIDES WITH FARMER'S WAGON Was Run Over, but Apparently Not Seriously Injured. John Vickey, fourteen years old, re siding- at 493 West Central avenue, was run over by a wagon driven by John Sauerwine, of Turtle Lake, yesterday shortly before.noon, on Rice street near Iglehart. The boy was riding hia wheel and in passing- from behind a street car which he had been following ran into the farmer's team, was thrown to the ground and the wheels passed over his body. He was carried into Aberwald's drug store, corner Rice and Iglehart streets, where he was revived and later taken to his home. Though his injury was painful it is not thought that it will prove serious. YOUNG MAN DIES OF DISSIPATION Came to the City Two Weeks Ago on His Way to Moorhead. George Forsythe, son of William F. Forsythe, a wealthy citizen of Horn ellsville, N. V., died yesterday at the city hospital of pneumonia complicated with alcoholism. Forsythe came to St. Paul two weeks ago on his way to visit relatives at Moorhead. He began drinking on last Friday and soon reached such a con dition that he was taken to the cen tral police station, from where he was sent to the city hospital. He was thirty-two years old. TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY. Take Laxative Broma Quinine Tablets. All druggists refund the money if it fails to cure. E. W. Grove's signature is on each box. 25c. !' Try the . .... . Served Dali> from jj Merchants' Lunch 11:30t» 2«° »J! !] Greene's Mew Cafe I 'i " : Private Dining Rooms Up Stair*. i| ! | !ft. *£r! p"««ri«t«i : 343 Robert St-; I JkC';: -, :V. (Fonr.arly with C«rllne)- ;-. ' \ $15J3 Kansas City ■ W AND BACK Oct. 17 to 21 i Return Limit, Oct. 26. AND BACK I %J Oct. 14 to 17. Return Limit, Oct. 26. VIA THE Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway Tickets, 365 Robert Street PLAN TO HAVE BIG FLORAL PAGEANT Woman's Auxiliary Arranges Programme for the Annual Flower Exhibit. Detail plans for the annual flower show to be given by the woman's aux iliary to the Northwestern Manufac turers' association at Mozart hall Nov. 10 to 13 were adopted yesterday at a meeting of the auxiliary held at the Commercial club. The programme was arranged and the chairmen in charge of the various committees and exhibits were appoint ed. It was decided to have a large floral parade the Monday evening pre ceding the opening of the show. The fire department will be asked to par ticipate and the commercial bodies and the industrial institutions will also be invited to take part in the pageant. It is the plan of the auxiliary to have the fire apparatus decorated with flow ers and to give prizes to the company having the most artistic turn-out. Prizes will also be awarded to the conj mercial house having the best exhibit. Special Day Committees. The general programme for the flow er show will bo divided into four sub divisions. The first day will be known as colonial day, and Mrs. H. S. Judson and Mrs. Trevor McClurg will have charge of the display. German ami Scandinavian day will be combined, Mrs. Godfried Slamm und Miss Caro line Broeckman being in charge of the programme. Mrs. E. W. Bazille and U. L. Lamprey will supervise the dis play for French day, which will be th* third day of the show. The chairman for the closing, or Japanese day, has not yet been selected. Mrs. James Morrow was appointed chairman of the commissary depart ment and will be assisted by Mrs. P. Koch. The management of the floral parade was placed in the hands of a committee consisting of Mrs. S. P. Crosby and Mrs. Dennis Follett. The following committee was appointed to select designs for window advertising: Chairman, Mrs. G. F. Benidict. Mrs. Naumann. Mrs. V. J. Hawkins and Mrs. Dwight Watson and Mrs. J. C. McCall. Programme Cover Design Selected. Bids on official badges were received from a Newark, N. J., concern, but the auxiliary decided to place the order with a home manufacturer. Designs for the cover of the official programme have been received from the high school pupils and a selection has been made. The design for the cover will be kept a secret until the programmes are issued. Three other designs will be used for the window display adver tising cards. The judges who selected the designs for the programme were Misses Wheelock, Constans and Loomis. A list of 125 prizes to be awarded to exhibitors has been prepared and mailed to the Northwestern florists and to several of the leading; floral maga zines. Returns thus far received show that the exhibits will be large and varied. Mrs. C. R. Groff presided at yester day's meeting, which was one of the largest that the auxiliary has held. The session lasted from 2 o'clock until shortly after 5. Just before adjourn ment Mrs. Arnold Kalman was elected chairman, of the receotion committee. RIVER HAS REACHED THE TURNING POINT Had Receded an Inch at the Evening Ob servation. "The river has about reached its high est stage," said Observer Oliver yester day. "As the high water has been caused by the heavy rains in the central and northern part of the state it will recede as soon as the surplus has been drained off. I expect that the river will not rise any more and that it will return gradu ally to its channel within the coming weelc. The rains in the northern part of the state on the east side of the water shed have been extremely heavy, high precipitation records being made at all points. "This flood is remarkable, and the rise of three points today breaks all records. The gauge at the foot of Jackson street when the last observation was made to day Indicated that the water stood at 13:03 feet above the normal line. But I think that thi-s is about the limit." The water stood at 13.04 at noon, and it is therefore apparent that the tide is turning. Upon the fiats the people are suffering from the high* water, which has invaded their dwellings and has compelled them to move. The streets are inundated and the water id so high that In order to get to some of the houses the use of boats is necesary. On thfl lower flats on the West side conditions are the same. Crowds of spectators throng the bridges to witness the scenes in the inundated districts. Pays $5 for Carrying a Gun. Isaac Parks, a fisherman occupying a houseboat on the Mississippi river, paid a fine of $5 yesterday for display ing v revolver on an interurban car Monday. Parks entered the car at Seventh and Robert streets and laid the revolver on the seat beside him, and a young man who saw the gun complained to the conductor, who caused the arrest of Parks. REQUESTS A CHOICE Business Men Are Asked to Decide on Celebration. Three plans for the celebration of St. Paul's semi-centennial will be submitted to the business men o f the city and the one receiving the most general support will be adopted by the committee In charge of the arrangements. The plans to be voted upon are as fol lows : A .small celebration, including a ban quet for the national, state, county and city ofticilas, preceded by a mass meet ing and parade, th e cost not to exceed $-'.500. A general city celebration, the cost nol to exceed $5,000. A large celebration, including the fea tures Of the first plan and many addi tional ones to .-ost not more than $10,000. Congressman Fred <•. Stevens favored the large celebration and said that while v would be Impossible to secure the at tendant of President Roosevelt, many of the cabinet officers and the members <>t the general staff would attend the cele bration. It was decided to send out circulars asking the business men of the city what kind of a celebration they preferred, and to request them to vote on one of th« three plans submitted. The letters will be mailed within the next few days. CHAMBER SELECTS ITS DIRECTORATE Secretary Will Be Chosen at Meeting Oct. 27. The recently reorganized Chamber of Commerce held a mooting yesterday aft ernoon at which a board of directors and officers were elected. The board com prises the following members: George A. Archer, S. O. Brooks, H. 1,. ('..Ulna, 11. E. Hutching.*, A. 11. Llndeke. C. M. Power, Gustave Scholle. B. Sommere, John Townsend, J. 11. Weed, C. D. Bent ley. H. D. Brown, M. i>. Flower. J F. Kelly, W. P. Myers, A. K. Pru'den, Theophilus F. Smith, C. A Stickney F J. Waterous and \V. G. Whitehead. Following the general .session v meeting of the board of directors was held at which the organization's officers were se lected. The officers ar»-: President, Lu tber 8. Cashing; tirsi vice president, Jason w. Copper; second vice president, Ken neth Clark; treasurer, Walter M. Myers A secretary will be chosen at th<- next g< neral meeting to be hold Oct. 27. MaJ. John Bspy, John CaulfielS and W. A. Somers were appointed del< gates to tha convention of the Upper Mississippi Im provement association. The president waa empowered to appoint delegates to the levee convention, which will meet at X<-w Oilcans Oct. J7. WILL INSTALL SEPTIC TANK AT ANOKA ASYLUM Problem of Caring for the Sewage Is Prac tically Solved. "I was afraid I was invited here to at tend some sort of a banquet or other," said Gov. Van Sant yesterday at th« meeting of the state board of health, "but I find it is a sewer conference and I am accordingly pleased. 1 like sewer confer ences better than banquets." The governor and the members of the state board of control had been invited to the quarterly meeting of the board for a conference as to the proposed new sewage system at Anoka hospital for the insane. The method of disposing of sewage by the use of septic tank was described very much in detail by Prof. Flatter of the state university, and Dr. F. F. wesbrootc, bacteriologist for the board of health. Prof. Flather said, In response to ques tions, that he believed the entire system as planned could be installed at Anoka fur less than (2,300, and it was pointed out that in the adoption of the new system twenty-five acres of land, now v .swamp, will be reclaimed to agricultural ds«s. The members of the board of control, the governor and the members of the 1 oard of health all appeared favorable to the idea of installing a septic tank at the Anoka asylum as on experiment which may prove valuable to the boards and to many of the cities of the state. Jury Fail 6to Agree. The jury in the case of Carrie John son and Sadie Murphy, accused of stealing $19 from John I.indqulst, a farmer, did not agree yesterday and was discharged. The women were re leased on bonds. The case will be tried again. Ask Government for Plans. KANSAS CITY. Ho., Oct. 13--At 1 meeting of the commission appointed b> the river improvement congress to secure the aid of the congress of the United States in preventing future overflows of the Kansas and Missouri rivers. It waa de cided today to apply to the secretary of v/ar for the appointment of a board of engineers to examine into t!i.» eidstlnc conditions hers and to prei>are a pluri to prevent floods in the future. SJ Kodaks... / \l Developing and Fin / \» hhlo« for /I \ AMATEURS Zimmerman Brc*, 87. 6,,* 1*"*"