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lyj 1111 II ITvl&Wv) Steamers Pay Taxes —State Treasur er Block yesterday received $843.81 as tonnage dues from eight great lake steamers. Each steamer pays 3 cents a net ton, instead of any other taxes. Lay Water Mains—The laying of 4.000 feet of six inch water mains will be begun on Summit avenue, from Baldwin street to Cleveland avenue, next Monday by the city water board. Rosing Visits Prison—l.. A. Rosing, the new member of the board of con trol, had his first official visit to the prison at Stillwater yesterday, when the bourd went on its regular monthly visit. Quiz Young Doctors—The quarterly meeting of the Btate medical board of examiners is being held in the old cap ltol building. Eleven applicants for physicians' licenses are taking the ex amination. Will Attend Funeral—Members of the Junior Pioneers' association will at tend in a body the funeral of the late William Bowlln. which will take place this morning at 9 o'clock at the family residence, 742 Jackson street. Oratorio Postponed—The presenta tion of the oratorio. "Creation." to be given by the choral club at the Peo ple's church, has been postponed from April 6, as was first announced, to Thursday evening, April 13. Continue Prayer Meeting—The Inter denominational prayer*"meeting being conducted by the women of the churches, will be continued today at l:30 p. m. at the Central Presbyterian church. Miss Carrie Pond will lead the services. Club Elects Officers —At the semi annual election of the Goodfellowship dub of the People's Church the fol lowing officers were chosen: Presi dent. R. Moritz: vice president, A. Thomas: secretary, E. Poison, treasur er, E. Brown. Reports for the past year were read and accepted. FINDS TINY BABY BOY ON DOORSTEP Eugene Finger Receives Infant Addressed to Him by Parents Tho plaintive wailing of an infant in distress caused Eugene Finger, a dep uty in County Treasurer Foot's office to hurry to the door of his home, 368 Exchange street, at 8:30 o'clock Tues day night and to find on the porch a tiny white bundle, from which the screams were proceeding with increas ing force and vehemence. Mr. Finger picked the hundle up and carried it Into the house, where Mrs. Finger soon discovered that it contained a bright, lively baby boy. The screams soon subsided under the influence of the warm room and com fortable light, and Mr. and Mrs. Finger found time to realize that there was a baby in the house and to do some in vestigating. Baby was dressed in neat Avhite clothing and pinned to the breast of the dress they found an envelope. It contained a letter, written In Ger man, which translated read: Dear Mr. Finger: lam leaving my baby on your doorstep and I hope you and Mrs. Finger will give the boy a home. He was born in the month of March and is a good healthy baby. His parentage is unhappy, and I can not keep him with me. I know you are good, kind people and that baby will be safe in your hands. Give him your name and raise him as your own child. Neither his mother or father will ever bother you or him again." The letter had been signed, but the signer had evidently repented imme diately and so effectually scratched the signature out that it was undecipher able. Mr. and Mrs. Finger have not de cided whether or not they will keep the little visitor, but as they are childless and Mrs. Finger has already become very attached to the baby he will prob ably remain with them. The mail at the court house will be extra heavy this morning, for almost everybody in the court house wrote from three to five congratulatory let ters to Mr. Finger and mailed them last evening. BONDSMEN MUST PAY CONTRACTOR'S BILL Judge Brill Hands Down Decision Establishing Precedent Bondsmen for contractors in public or private work are responsible for all bills incurred by that contractor for materials ordered to the scene of the ■work, whether or not they are used there, according to a decision made yesterday in the district court by Judge Brill. The decision was in the case of the Dana Warehouse company suing J. H. Donohue and P. Schollert for pay ment of bills incurred by W. J. Pres ton, sewer contractor, who is now a bankrupt. Preston ordered brick and cement from the plaintiff company and had it delivered at the scene of his work in constructing sewers on Mendota and on Fillmore streets. The bill was for $221.85 and the bondsmen contested payment upon a greater part of it be cause a major portion of the 26,000 brick, payment for which was involved. was not used in either of those jobs, but were used elsewhere by the con tractor. The judge decided against them, saying that the place of use was not material in the case, and he gave the plaintiff company judgment in the full amount asked. Brights Disease and Diabetes Wo desire to place in the hands of those afflicted with Brights Disease and Dia betes a 36-page pamphlet that is saving human lives. It is not an ordinary pam phlet, such as is commonly used to ad • vertise medicines, but is principally made up of reports of scientifically conducted tests in a large variety of cases, showine 87 per cent of recoveries in these hitherto incurable diseases. The specifics employed in these tests are known aa the Fulton Compounds and th« .results obtained prove conclusively that these dreaded diseases so long fatal rthe .deaths from Brights Disease alone are an pallinc. over 58,000 the last census veari" .have at last yielded to medical science The pamphlet Is free. nee' F. A. MUNCH, Summit and Rice Sts Sole Agent. When to suspect Brights Disease—weak ness or loss of weight; puffy ankles hanrt« or eyelids; Kidney- trouble*after the th rd month; urine may show sediment: failing rlsion; drowsiness; one or more «tf theae. SALARY Of TEACHERS Superintendent Advocates In crease for Those in High Schools Complaints of the over crowded con dition of the high schools of the city, and plans for relieving them, occupied the attention of the school board last night. Plans for the new school house were discussed, also the proposed in crease in the salaries of teachers, in which the "merit system" was indorsed to some extent by Superintendent Smith. ' After discussing plans submitted for the new high school in the Seventh \v;ird, the board decided to make some alterations in order to give larger rooms. The building will be eight rooms, and 71x98 feet. It will stand at Oxford street and Selby and Hague avenues. Plans for the heating plants for the Whittier and Hancock schools were approved and bids ordered called for. A patron appeared before the board to protest concerning the overcrowded condition of the Central high school. He was informed that the board had endeavored to have the council make appropriations for additional room, but failed. He was referred to the council. In this connection Superintendent Smith submitted a report on the at tendance at the several high schools of the city. The attendance at Cleveland I is 298, Central. 1,573, Humboldt. 273, and Mechanic Arts 456, making a total of 2,600. Superintendent Smith in his re port said that some of the rooms wero designed for grade school work, and not adapted for the high school. Dissatisfaction Is General In a communication of the question of teachers' salaries and other ques tions Superintendent Smith took occa sion to say that there was a general dissatisfaction with the results obtain ed from the public schools the whole country over, as instanced by commis sions of inquiry in nearly every city in the country. Considering the time and money spent on the public school system, he did not think this should be so. He concluded that the system was meritorious, however. He mentioned three questions which were pressing for solution, the most important of which was that of salaries for teachers. He presented a report made by a committee appointed by him some time ago. It showed the max imum and minimum salaries paid in the United States in high schools. The cities were divided in seven different groups, according to size. St. Paul is in the fourth group. Here is the range of salaries in this class: Indianapolis, $350 to $600; Kansas City, $405 to $630; Providence, $400 to $750; Rochester. $300 to $600; St. Paul. $400 to $750 per year. The salaries have recently been advanced in Kansas City and Milwau kee. • In many cities the question of an in crease of salaries is being planned, says the report. The question has come up whether all of the teachers should share in the advance. Some cit ies have adopted the so-called "merit system." but Supt. Smith concludes that the best plan is to make responsibility the basis of an increase in pay. The superintendent submitted this outline to be considered in raising the stand ard of the teaching. It went to the committee on schools. Briefly < stated, without argument, my opinion is: First—That notwithstanding the large amount expended for school purposes, we cannot hope to maintain the excellent standing of "our school system without materially Improving the condition of our teachers. Second —That greater care in the prep aration of our teachers in the Teachers' Training school, and in selecting teachers from other sources of supply, should be continually exercised. Third—That due notice should be taken at the continued progress and growth of teachers as shown in the management and instruction of children. Fourth—Differences in amount of com pensation should be determined by re sponsibility. Fifth—The salaries of high school teachers, because of the greater prepara tion required, and of the magnitude of the responsibility, should be higher than at present. Law Is Inoperative The superintendent took action on the request of the labor commissioner for cooperation in the work of secur ing delinquent school children, by throwing the burden on the board, and declaring that the compulsory educa tional law of the state seemed to be practically inoperative. A truant of ficer had been, asked for, but the su perintendent does not think he could work effectively. Moreover, the ex pense of such an officer would be at least $1,000 a year. A letter asking that May 9, the day of the death of Frederick yon Schiller, be made a holiday, was read. It was deemed inadvisable, but the superin tendent was instructed to have suitable exercises held in each of the schools. The Murray school was voted $50.00 for a piaro fund. Miss Margaret Slat tery of Franklin was granted a leave of absence, and Miss Elizabeth Daugh erty was given her room. Miss Litta Zahm was reassigned to her former position at the Drew school to replace Miss Dougherty. COURT IS SUSTAINED Federal Court Hands Down Two Patent Decisions Two decisions, both involving In fringements of patents, were handed down in the federal court of appeals yesterday afternoon. The decision of the lower courts is sustained in both The appeal of the International Man ufacturing company et al. against the H. F. Brammer Manufacturing com pany, appellees, comes from Nebraska and Involves a patent washing ma chine. The appellants asked for an injunction restraining the appellees from manufacturing the machine which they alleged infringes on their patent, and for an accounting. The point in volved was whether one company mak ing an improvement on a patented ma chine could manufacture it entire if another company held a patent on the machine witheut improvement The circuit court holds that it cannot. Whether a patent applied for and re fused, and later issued, dates from the date of the first application or not was the point involved in the appeal of the Hayes Young Tin Plate company against the St. Louis Transit com pany, appellees. Another Important point wai, whether absence of aver ment that an invention for which a ■patent is applied was not in use for two years prior to the application for such patent, invalidated it or not. The court of appeals holds that it does, and that a patent applied for and abandon ed and later reapplled for and granted dates from the date of entry of the re appllcation. Galllck Ties Knot I Judge Henry Gallick officiated yesterday I afternoon at the wedding of Krne*t C I \\ Jpperman and Ella J. C. Bruaas, both of I THE ST. PAUL GLOBE. THURSDAY. APRIL 6. 1905 REPRESENTATIVE HASKELL GETS EVEN WITH BAILIFF PARISH E. M. PARISH Victim of Legislator's Revenge Clapp Senatorial Bribery Scandal Costs Court Officer Cut in Salary Increase Proposed in Bill — Ramsey (Member Has Chance to Wipe Out Political Debt and Takes Advantage of Oppor tunity With Gusto Ig^KI'RKSENTATiyE FRANK HASKELL yesterday. In. the Ramsey |Pn i-ounty delegation, succeeded in amending the bill relating to the clerk of the St. Paul municipal court, and incidentally paid off a political debt to "Ed" Parish. Parish is the man whom Haskell charged before the grand Jury In December with having attempted to bribe him by making him an. offer of $1,000 to vote against the reelection of Sena tor Moses E. Clapp. The original bill gave Parish, who is to be special clerk in the municipal court, a salary of $1,000. Haskell's amendment makes it $840. The Ramsey delegation amended the bill in a number of important essentials. One amendment takes away the power of removal of his subordinates from the clerk. Another requires that their appointment must be made with the consent of the judges of the municipal court in stead of making it absolutely in the power of the clerk. Still another establishes the salaries of the office at a figure and takes from the city council the right, originally in. the bill, to increase them above the fig ures specified. The original proposition to make the bailiffs appointive by the judges was abandoned, leaving the appointing power in. the police com mission with the consent of the municipal court judges. The salary of the deputy clerk, Henry Neff, Is increased from $1,200 to $1,500, and Bailiff Edwin M. Parish is made a special clerk at a salary of $840. Another bailiff is named in the contingency that the justice courts in Ramsey county are abolished by the present legislature. Chairman W. T. Lemon of the delegation is to submit the bill to the attorney general, and if he decides it is constitutional, he is to report it with a recom mendation to pass. FIREMEN HAVE HARD STRUGGLE WITH BLAZE Flames Get Good Start and Give Department Three Hours' Fight Fire that threatened to destroy the entire block broke out in the building occupied by A. L. Ege, dealer in bar fixtures and billiard supplies, at 218-220 East Seventh street, shortly after 6 o'clock last night, entailing a loss of $4,000. The firf* started in the basement of Ege's store and had gained the ele vator shaft before it was discovered. An alarm was turned in at once, but by the time the engine companies ar rived the basement was a seething mass of fire and the flames were shoot ing up the elevator shaft towards the roof. The basement was stored with in flammable materials, and the dense smoke rendered the work of the fire men both difficult and dangerous. Nu merous streams were soon playing on the blaze, but the flames had worked through the partitions of the uuilding and made their wa^r towards the roof, in spite of the efforts of the firemen. Tenants living over the store and in the adjoining block were ordered to leave the building by Chief Strapp, and the order was hurriedly obeyed. At one time it seemed as if the fire would spread to the adjoining build ings, as the flames that had reached the roof were fanned by a strong breeze and long tongues of fire shot out from all sides. The nearby roofs were thoroughly wetted, however, and after a struggle of over an hour the fire was driven back. About two hours after the first alarm had been turned in the fire was prac tically out and most of the apparatus left for home. One engine company remained on guard until about 9 o'clock, when the fire was declared completely out. The blaze was one of the hardest the firemen have had to fight for some time, and several of the men were overcome by the dense smoke. Joseph Slana, a pipeman of engine company No. 8 was struck by a piece of falling glass and cut about the hands and arms. The cause of the fire has not been learned. The loss to A. L. Ege through dam aged stock is estimated at $3,000 and the damage to the building at $1,000. Sketches on Exhibition A collection of sketches by Edwin H. Blashikld is being hung in the rooms of the art society at the capltol building, and will be on exhibition after today There •will be about ninety in all. of which twenty-two are used as a basis for work in the capltol. These are the deco rations that adorn the senate chamber. The other sketches have been used for paintings in drawing rooms, music rooms, court houses and libraries. Will Support Lemon Bill The Hennepln delegation yesterday agreed to support the Lemon bill requiring four weeks" public notice m a newspaper of the terms of a prospectiee contract be tween a pubic service corporation and a municipality. The bill will be favorably reported to the house by the delegation to- SST HOTEL EARLINGTON (Fireproof Construction) 27th St., Bet. Broadway and 6th Avo NEW YORK CITY The management desires to call your attention to the Reduction in Rates for Rooms and Restaurant. Table d'Hote Dinner. Seventy-five Centsi Rooms, with Detached Bath. On* Dollar per Day and upward. Parlor and Bedroom, with Private Bath, Two Dollars and Fifty Cents per Day and upward. Ladies traveling alone will find the Karllngton quiet, safe and most con venient for Shopping and Theaters. E. M. EARLE d. SON Estab. ISM Of Earle's Hotel FRANK HASKELL Who Squared Political Grudge GUILD ART EXHIBIT IS WELL AfTENDED Many Pictures in Water Colors by Noted Artists Shown A, naost interesting exhibit of water colors and pastels is being shown by the art workers' guild of St. Paul at the rooms of the St. Paul School of Fine Arts. The pictures range all the way from modest little landscapes and representations of still life to the more pretentious subjects capable of being expressed through the medium of wa ter colors. Several of the pictures are canvases by Colin Campbell Cooper of New York, who has a wide reputation for his treatment of architectural subjects. One of these is called "The Plaza. Xew York." a large scene showing that not ed portion of the metropolis with great fidelity of drawing and with delicate conception of color harmony. Mrs. Campbell also shows a half dozen pictures which attracted consid erable attention and admiration. Mrs. Charlotte B. Coman of New York shows several pastorals and Mrs. P. C Stohr or St. Paul loaned another charming bit of Mrs. Comans work for the exhibition. Woodland Scenes Charles Warren Eaton of New York shows seven artistic pieces, dealing mostly with woodland subjects. Three of these have many of the characteris tics of Corot's work, especially in the color scheme and general certainty of the drawing. Mss Grace McKlnstry of Faribault shows three graceful pictures, depict ing personal subjects. These works were as generally examined and com mented upon as any in the room. From the philistine standpoint her "Peaceful Hours" was the most attractive pic ture in the .room, and little knots of admirers stood about all day and made comments on its truth. Henry B Snell of New York had on exhibition two marines. One of these shows a fire at sea, treated with a wealth of detail and vivid coloring. While the subject is rather trivial for such a tremendous amount of labor as the artist must have expended in or der to come by his correct data, the picture stands out very prominently among those exhibited. The picture from his brush, however, that attracted the closest attention was "Crossing the Bar." In this a full rigged ship is standing in a roadstead, but Is Just far enough away to afford the artist an opportunity to lend a trifling slur to the lines of the vessel and her rigging and invest a part of the atten tion of his viewers in the mystery of the sea in the gray moonlight. Over the surface of the water there is an oily shimmering glitter and the great sails of the ship can almost be heard to slat against the masts as the laden vessel heaves with the ground swell and approaches her anchorage. ■ Many From East There are about seventy pictures on exhibition. Many of them are from the east, but many more are the work of artists nearer home. All day long theie was a thin stream of visitors through the rooms and the attendance during the day was estimated at 250. The following committee has the ex hibition in charge: Mmes. K. S. Loomis. Paul Gotzian, P. C. Stohr. Herbert Davis and John Knuppe; Messrs. C. H. Duncan and F. G. Stutz; Misses Julie Gauthier, Laura Williams and Elizabeth Bonta. Thomas Holyoke is president of the guild, and Miss Ellen Wheelock of St. Paul is the vice president. Desertion Is Charged Mrs. Carrie Uilbertson has begun suit In the district court asking for a divorce from her husband. Andrew Gilbertson. She alk-ges that she warned him at Luveme. Minn.. Fen. is. 1896. and that he deserted her in St. Faul Feb. 8, 1904. BUTTER INDUSTRY MADE VAST STRIDE McConneli's Biennial Report Testifies to Growth of Dairy Business lii the tenth biennial report of former J">airy and Food Commissioner W. W. P. McConnell, Just made public, it is shown that in two years Minnesota creameries paid patrons the sum of Jl 2.988,682.21. The time covered is from Aug. 1. 1902. to Aug. 1. 1904. There has been an immense increase in the dairy business according to the report, especially in the northern part of the state. The inspector located at Crookston reports that sixty-five new creameries have been located, mostly in the Red River valley. "It has been my earnest wish and endeavor to encourage the erection of new creameries and cheese factories in our state, so essential to its material development and prosperity and I am glad to report that the number of creameries have increased from 670 on Jan. 1. 1903 to 781 at the date of this writing, while quite a number of old plants have been displaced by new and modern ones. Cheese factories have increased from 73 to 90. and skim milk stations from 52 to 66. This is a gain of 111 new creameries. 17 cheese fac tories and 14 skim milk stations." Need More Cows To supply these new plants the com missioner estimates that 40.000 addi tional cows will be required. The fol lowing figures show the increase since the last report, 1902: The number of farmers supplying milk to creameries has increased from 50,389 to 5X.990; the number of cows from 382.35'; to 435.740: pounds of milk from 1.217 --.5T.450 to 2.351.642,619; butter from 63. --.26.808 to 72.266.348; amount paid patrons from $10,941.46G.38 to $12.!*X«<.652.21. This gives in the two years from 1901 to 1903 53.384 additional cow* supplying milk to creameries, with an Increase of 133.535. --169 pounds of milk and 8.439.540 pounds of butter. The increased money paid farm ers amounts to $2,047,215.83 and the in crease in running expenses is shown to be $219,689.33. Of the dairy Interests in St. Paul. Minneapolis and Duluth districts the report says: In the Minneapolis district are 37fi dairies with 9.569 cows. Of the 37f, herds therein supplying milk to the inhabitants of that city. 227 have been given the tuberculin tost and 149 have not. In the St. Paul district there are 203 dairies with 4,066 cows. Of the 203 herds here 140 have received the tuberculin test and 63 have- not. In Duluth there are 75 dairies with 1,056 cows, none of which have been tested for tuberculosis. Food Examinations The report gives the figures on the work of the food department in analyz ing samples of food products. There were 11,771 samples analyzed. Of these there were 6.670 legal and 3.592 illegal. The percentage of adulteration is shown to be less than in the two pre ceding years by 3.5 per cent. The chemists found over one-half of the alcoholic liquors to be adulterated. There were 2.146 samples analyzed. Hlackberry brandies nnd wines in par ticular were adulterated. The chemists found the highest per cent of adulteration in catsup, cider, flavoring extracts, fruit juices, jellies and jams, maple sugar, soda foun tain syrups, molasses, syrups, spices, milk and cream. Several recommendations are made to the legislature for laws. It is ask ed that the state try to secure federal cooperation in securing uniform label- Ing laws; dairy laws should be ex panded to include milk and cream not manufactured at the local factory. A plea is made for more compensa tion for the secretary of the commis sion on account of increased responsi bility of the position. A summary of convictions for violation of laws show 690 convictions and $15,217.20 fines col lected. Selling adulterated liquors caused 33j> convictions. STEAM PIPES BURST Barber Shop Patrons Flock to Street in Haste A few minutes before 6 o'clock last night a terrific explosion was heard in the basement of the Court block. 24 East Fourth street, directly under T. H. Lyles' barber' shop. The entire building rocked dizzily and a cloud of smoke and steam rushed from the windows of the basement. People on the street thought some thing terrible must have happened and the few patrons in the barber shop were evidently of the same opinion, as three or four badly frightened men were noticed to dash out the front door across the street and into the court house yard, closely followed by the barbers. One of the barbers still had his razor clutched in his hand while one of the patron's face was covered with lather. A tew minutes after the first explo sion a second took place and then a third, but no further damage resulted, and after a considerable wait the cause of the trouble was investigated. One of the steam pipes running from the plant in the basement to the floor above had exploded, filling the basement with scalding steam, but otherwise doing no harm. The engineer was in the basement at the time, but escaped injury. DR. OHAGE OFFERS TO PAY THE COST Dr. Ohage. city health commissioner, offers to pay the additional cost of hauling street sweepings to the dump ing grounds on Harriet island if dry Engineer Rundlett will order that done. Dr. Ohage wishes the sweepings dumped there to fill up the lagoons and enlarge the island, but the city en gineer refuses to do this on account of the alleged additional cost. Dr. Ohage yesterday stated that he would per sonally pay the additional cost if nec essary, and that if the city engineer still refused to dump the sweepings on the island he would take steps to com pel him to do so. Dr. Ohage stated that he had not much faith in the statement that the cost would be so great that it was not a good business method to dump the sweepings on the island. SODA FOUNTAINS We have a desirable line of new and secondhand Soda Fountains in all sizes, at tow pricss. Tell Os your wants on a postal or phone us. and we *i!l call on you. A complete line of fountain supplies BERGSTEDTBROS.CO. 541-3 Dwatur Street, £t. Paul, Him. ST. PAUL'S SILK SELLING STORE Field* Scblick $ Co. Entrances Wabarfia. Fourth, Fifth and St. Peter Streets Most becoming models here in covert coats money. dieu ci »e\\here for less than a third more Covert oats Strictly man tailored, satin lined throughout, handsomely strapped and stitched. The greatest covert coat val ues ever shown m for the money, f\ *7 fT at v./5 100 new skirts Plaited and kilted skirts, handsome 32-gore styles, navy blue, brown, black and pretty mixtures—pana mas, cheviots and suit- / _ ings. Great specials at 0»/5 Sale of men's new neckwear Two lots of the season's newest styles, both at less than half price. Four-in-hands Midget ties WORK FOR ARTISTS Capitol Commissfon Awards Contracts for Four Paintings The capitol commission at Its month ly meeting yesterday let contracts for four paintings to adorn the governor's reception room, appointed a committee to devise a system for managing the capitol building, and received plans for roads and walks about the grounds. The committee which will decide on the manner in which the building is to be cared for is composed of George A Dv Toit, Edward Weaver and E. E. Corliss. The commission was In execu tive session all day discussing plans. No definite plan was agreed on. The re port of the committee will probably be made at the next meeting 1, which is set for April 17. Architect Gilbert presented the plans and specifications for the roadways and improvements about the buildings. They were accepted after some discus sion and the commission will advertise for bids on these plans. The four picture contracts which were awarded are: "Fourth Minnesota Regiment at VUksburg," F. D. Miller. $6,000; "First Minnesota Regiment at Gettysburg," R. F. Zogbaum, $6,000; "The Minnesota Regiment at Mission ary Ridge." Douglas Yolk. FIRE CAUSES SUIT Woman Seeks to Recover From Man Who Started It Interesting developments came thick and fast in the trial of the damage suit of Rose Weinstein vs. Harry Edel son before a jury in Judge Hallam's division of the district court yesterday. The suit is one instituted to recover $3,200, the alleged value of personal property owned by Mrs. Weinstein and burned in the fire which destroyed the building at 122 State street owned by Edelson. The fire occurred laet Febru ary and was started from a fire built by Edelson to thaw out some frozen water pipes. The defense claims that Mrs. Wein stein could easily have gotten her property, or most of it at least, out of the building, but that she preferred to let it burn because she knew Edelson had the building well insured- Numer ous questions which they asked the plaintiff when she was on the witness stand shows this and an effort will be made to prove it when they begin the introduction of testimony today. Mrs. Weinstein stoutly denies that she ever thought of such a thing and testified on the stand that the fire burned so swiftly that # she was very busy saving herself. She testified that she did not have any insurance upon her property, which consisted of con siderable sterling silver plate, furni ture, clothing and jewelry. She also admitted that she knew the Edelson property was insured in some amount, just how much she did not know. WILL RAISE FUND Colored Citizens to Pay for Memorial Window The memorial window to John Brown in the People's church will foe pai dfor before May 1. This was decided at a mass meeting of colored citizens, held at McKinley hail. Western and University avenues, last night, at which about fifty persons were present. The meeting was called by the Men's Sunday club, a colored organization, to discuss the matter of payment for the window which was in stalled three years ago at the time that the church was rebuilt after the lire. Last month Dr. Smith sent a commu nication to the Men's Sunday club in forming them that the window had not been paid for and urging that as the window was placed to the credit of the race, it might be well for the cfub fo collect the money from colored resi dents of the state. Those present decided to take the matter in their own hands and en deavor to collect the money to be turn ed over to Dr. Smith by May 1. A to tal of $63 was pledged, and the chair man instructed to appoint a commit tee of twenty persons to canvass for the additional $37 among colored citi zens. Money Left Orphans By the will of the late Owen O'Hara of Lanesboro. Minn., the St. Paul Catholic Orphan asylum is made the recipient of $500. Mr. O'Hara was always deeply in terested In the work done by the sisters in charge of this institution and In set tling up his affairs desired that this amount be set aside for the furtherance of the good work. The donation at this time Is particularly opportune, a» the sis ters desire to make an addition to the asylum where the infants committed to their charge can be cared for apart. C overt oats 300 brand new ones in this lot. very finest materials, famous mohicans and Dublin twist cloths, beautifully tai lored, satin or taffeta _ _ _ lined. 15.00 to 17.50 TA *F IT elsewhere: here only 1U» / O New cr^venettes SILT* 1!?"' 1 have made to order a nicer looking or better fitting- era venette than these—they are flnelv strapped. thoroughly " Vj 2. J waterproof X 711 ENGINE TRIED OUT New Steamer Is Given Test as to Efficiency The new engine recently purchased by the fire department was tested yes terday afternoon and gave perfect sat isfaction. The test was made at the old ball park, Aurora avenue and Dale street beginning at 3 o'clock and continuing until after 5. Chief Strapp had direct charge of the testing and the tire com missioners attended in a body to wit ness the work of the engine. The first test made was the length of time required by the engine to get up enough steam to throw a stream of water. Just 9:03 minutes i.fter the torch had been applied 100 pounds of steam were registered on the guage and the engine was throwing a 250 foot stream of water through 500 feet of hose. An inch and a quarter nozzle was used. The length of hose was gradually in creased until 1.000 feet were in use and different sized nozzles were used. Two lines of hose were used at the sunie time and all other possible fire tests were given but the engine easily met all requirements. The capacity of the engine as measured yesterday was 900 gallons of water to the minute under a steam pressure of 155 pounds. After the test the fire commissioners and Chief Strapp declared themselves high ly pleased with the engine. It has not yet been decided where it will be Installed. HISTORICAL SOCIETY GETS OLD RECEIPT Bit of Revolutionary Paper Is Pres- ented by Dr. Brown The Minnesota Historical society has received a document liix years old from Dr. Leroy Brown of St. Paul. The paper is a requisition for supplies in the revolutionary militia, and the com mander of the regiment for which the supplies were issued was an ancestor of Dr. Brown. The paper is appar ently such as would be torn off an office blank It is written In an old fashioned hand. It reads: '•Providence, 13 July, 1777. RecdL. of Asa Waterman thirty pounds bread, tifty-four pounds beef for thirty-six men one day In CoL Chad Brown's reg iment militia. State Rhode Island. "Wni. Adwen, Qm." PIONEER CONTRACTOR IS SUMMONED BY DEATH Richard Hazzard Dies at Home—Fu- neral Will Be Private Richard Hazzard, for many years a resident of St. Paul, and formerly a well known contractor, died at hia home. 286 Iglehart street, yesterday morning at the age of 84. Mr. Hazzard was born In Ireland and came to St. Paul in 1857 and engaged in the contracting business. He was married and is survived by three chil dren. Mother Genevleve of St. Joseph's convent. Minneapolis; E. .1. Hazzard, a carpenter, and Richard J. Hazzard, an operator at the police signal alarm office. The funeral which will be pri vate, will take place Friday. Faribault Man Goes Home Robert Havana ugh, who claims to be an old and respected citizen of Faribault, Minn., fell into the clutches of the police Tuesday night and yesterday morning ap peared before the police judge to answer to the charge of drunkenness. Kavanaugh i said he was on his way home and only Intended to stop over in St. Paul for a few hours. He was discharged on prom ising to take the first train for home. Elks to Install Officers The newly elected officers of the St. Paul lodge of Elks will be installed to night. After the ceremony a banquet will be served to the members of the order and guests. A delegation of St. Paul Elks went to Minneapolis to assist at the Installation of the Minneapolis lodge last night. OABTORIA. B«ua the /?^ c Rind Yog Haw Always Song* VI IS 1 (Ml fS)^ @ PROVERB l&l&llwlllr *§> ANSWERS I have a list of answers to Globe prov erbs which I believe will help contestants. 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