This well known and highly esteemed florist of Chicago, has been elected by the City of Lake View, in which suburb of Chicago he resides, one of the Board of Commissioners of Public Works. Lake View has now 40,000 inhabitants, and if they continue to get such practical talent as Mr. Sanders possesses, to rule them, while Chicago keeps the sort she has, it may not be long before Lake View becomes a rival to Chicago itself.

Mr. Jacob Beckert - the well known florist of Allegheny City, Pa., has retired from business and is succeeded by Mr. Theo. F. Beckert, formerly of Beckert Bros.