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varied greatly from to-day's. Trans
portation was the largest and most
difficult question. For such raw ma
terials or parts as must be brought in
from the east. Minneapolis manufac
turers had then to pay. comparatively
large freight charges. Fuel for power
was high when brought in by rail
an4 most of the manufacturers had to
depend on coal for steaming. Elec
tric power, which has made a multi
plication of small industries possible,
and which has greatly facilitated the
operation of many large plants, was
then unknown. Shipping facilities
were also meage r, and. t he market for
any Jlne of Minneapolis manufactures
was limited, both by this cause and the
lack of consuming population in any
territory not reached by competitors
under better conditions. The only ter
ritory reached by rail where Minne
apolis manufacturers felt that they had
any particular advantage was on the
lines of the St. Paul & Pacific to
northwestern Minnesota a nd North
Dakota, and here-
one roof. As electricity came in op
portunities for these economies of con
centration multiplied. The most not
able example of concentration with
the use of electrical power was in the
Edison building, which was put up
about 1890, and was almost immedi
ately filled with printing establish
Electricity has also played an im
portant part in manufacturing meth
ods, greatly reducing the cost of op
eration where there are many ma
chines which may not all be operated
continuously,* or at uniform speed. The
condition of operativ es has been much
improved by electrical inventions.
The expansion of manufacturing in
Minneapolis in the twenty-five years
has been something like 1,500 per cent.
The best available flg-ures for the val ue
of the products of Minneapolis manu
facturers in 187$ are $10,399,930.
These figures were probably quite ac
curate, as it was not an impossibility
to canvass t he city and secure toler
ably complete footings. In 1&03 such
a proceeding is manifestly impossible.
But it is known th at the census of
1900 gave to the city a manufactured
product of $ HO,000,000, and the
growth since th at year has be en phe
nomenal inw allh lines50 . My-
the population, in
1878, was very limited.
A Quarter-Centura's Development.
A perusal of the list of manufac
turers of 1S7S. with the understand
ing- That many ot them produced in a
very crudeUwayn (making goods of lim
A ,i i. OM/I I f,w,n
?hS SfKS' J .Mrotof pearn cenestablishr t a yea
has n iMinneapolis n the abilitmanufacturing y of
to provide for its own needs,
only to look over the business directory
of to-day and note the articles made
-here in 1903 which must of necessity
have been imported in 1878 to arrive
at a very vivid idea of this fact. Prac
tically all of the essentials are now
-made in Minneapolis the city is as
near being self-supporting as a twen
tieth century community can well be.
Beginning with foods, Minneapolis
produces flour, cereal foods, meats,
sugar, bread, cheese, butter, con*
densed milk, extracts, lard, pickles,
sauer kraut, preserves, -vinegar, mac-
the cit v
iste \ ments have doubled their product since
development of the past twenty-five ^^a^
ai-oni, a nd all kinds of liquors. Every ,
variety of clothing ror men and worn- \
en, including underwear and hosiery, I igg5........'..'.'..'.'.'..'.*.'.'.'.'.."...". 53,433,215
and hats, caps, gloves and shoes, is is86.!..' '. 6s!o76!ooo
manufactured here. For housing the'3gg7 7l]s76[250
people and their commercial enter-nggg 83,020,862
prises a large variety of building ma- j 1589 77,052,709
terial Is producedlumber, brick, 11S90 90,087 12''?
stone, lime, cement and glazed pipe, 1891 99.363,490
various plumbers' supplies, all kinds 1
of Iron work, elevators, electrical ap
paratus. and in great
varlety Furniturmachinery e for home and busi -
ness is a staple. Besides the more
common articles, a great many special
ties in the furniture line are made.
A factory of almost any kind may
be fitted out complete in Minneapo
lis, for engines, shafting, belting, and
a great variety of machinery for wood
working, flouring, or other Industries
are made here. The farmer may ob
tain supplies of almost every kind of'JJ t^ts'and'saiis 137 670
agricultural implement from a plow Awnings, tents sans I57,bi
or farm wagon t a complete
outfitall madeoin Minneapolis. Thr
city is the largest producer of linseed
oil in the country, and has become
a considerable paint manufacturer.
All kinds of cooperage Is produced in
quantity. There are few things not
made in Minneapolis which could not I Boots and
he dispensed with for a time with-1 product
out particular Inconvenience. j Bottling
Some rather odd things, and diffi- j Boxes, wooden packing
cult of explanation, are made here.
For instance, the city is the center of
artificial limb manufacture for the
United States. Why it should be a
leading maker of sauer kraut, when
is not a center of German population,
is also an open question. The making
of knit goods and woolen blankets
has developed, without any special lo
cal reasons, to be a great industry.
One of the developments of manu
facturing during the first decade of
the quarter-century was the scatter
ing of factories to suburban locations.
This was due to the rapid growth of
individual concerns and to the rapid
advance in real estate prices. Expan
sion was Imperative in many instances,
and it was natural to seek cheap loca
tions in outlying districts. It was also
necessary in many cases to locate upon
railroad lines for convenience in re
ceiving and shipping. The invention
of the telephone and the electric street
car made this change in manufactur
ing locations easy. The move brought
into existence th
] ^^'^^^""Y tcity o
tlli e hreyear s habee but per
t centt, thee aggregatse fon r 1903XZVs should
be about $150,000,000. This isl,500 per!
cent of the total of 1878.
These figures include the value of
flour and sawmill products, which
we re in 1900 about half t he total.
The estimates by years from 187S to
1891 were as follows:
Value of Manufac
Year tured Products
1S7S , $10,399,933
1879 1880 1881
fitting 1,441,553 as easily and as cheaply as those pro- weighing and measuring and shipping ^f,L Whirh wmiid^^VrJv
Prmting and publishing, book... . . , duced at any other point. In this ter- of boxes and bales and barrel*. It I " das suitable^wholesale ciuar!
and job ,, -170,839 ritory Minneapolis manufacturers have ! is also Impossible to produce figures ffff^Ji^A
1 f ?*
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL-SILVEK ANNIVERSARY EDITION.
Hosiery and knit goods 267,073
Ironwork, architectural and
Liquors, malt 1,507,720
. . 51,655
Lock and gunsmithing
Looking - glass and picture
Lumber and timber products..
Lumber, planing mill products,
including sash, doors and
Marble and stone work
Masonry, brick and stone
Mattresses and spring beds....
Millinery, custom work
Mineral and soda waters
Models and patterns
Monuments and tombstones...
Musical instruments and mate
rials not specified
Oil, not e sewhere specified....
Painting, house, sign, etc
Paper-hanging Patent medicines and com
Paving and paving materials.
Photography Photolithographing and photo
Plastering and stuccowork
Plumbing, and gas and steam
in the durin g Printing and publishing, news
papers and periodicals
Roofing and roofing materials
Saddlery and harness
Steam fittings and heating ap-'
Taxidermy Tinsmithing, coppersmithmg
and sheet iron working
Tobacco, cigars and cigarettes.
Trunks and va Ises . .
TypeTs riter repairing
Watch, clock and jewelry re
Wood turned and carved. . ..
All other industries
15,913,94", 10,592,200 30,586,860 31,606,550
3 4 4
The census of 1900 gave to Minne
apolis a total of 2,368 manufacturing
establishment s, employing a capital of
$57,708,204, and with an average num
ber of wage-earners of 26,608. The
total product of $110,943,043 was di
vided among the several lines as be
Beltin g and hoseanaleather. ,
Bicycle and tricycle repairing .
Blacksmithing and wheel
Bookbinding and blank book
Boots and shoes, custom work
manufacturing ' Cooperage 1,314,635
suburbs of St. Louis Park and Hop
kins, and led to the de\elopment of
other districts considerably distant
from the business center.
Coincident with the tendency to es
Qoraeta Dyeing and cleaning
Electrical apparatus and sup
E'ectrical construction and re
small, manufacturing business in
groups in large buildings. In 1878 all
manufacturing w-as small but the
shops were for the most part scat
tered. Where they used power it was
ptfeam power, operated at large com
parative cost. The first notable move
towards consolidation of plants was
when the Island Power company put
up a building on Nicollet island in
18!S2. This building was supplied with
power fr om the East Side dam, and
lias always been filled with small man
ufacturing establishments, which have
economical power and the economy of
tions cam?e th^ e development of the
ofS Enameling an enameled good
,,VAH .*--- Flavoring- extracts
Flouring and grist mill products
Foundry and machine shop
Furniture, cabinet-making, 1
pairing and upholstering...
Furniture, factory product
Gas and lamp fixture*
Oas machines and meters
Gla^s cutting, staining and or
Gloves and mittens
Hairwork Hand stamps
Bread and other bakery prod
Brick and tile
Bridges Brooms and brushes.
Carpets, wool -
Carriages and sleds, children's.
Carriages and wagons..
Cars and general shop con
struction and repairs by
steam railroad companies...
Cheese, butter and condensed
milk, factory product
Cleansing and polishing prepa
Clothing, men's custom work
Clothing, men's factory product
Clothing, women's dressmaking.
Clothing. "women's factory
Coffee and ^plce roasting and
these 'industries: Artificial feathers
and flowers axle grease- bags other
than paper* baking and yeast now- -
billiard tables and materials-
derrs blacking bluing boot a nd shoe uo-'
pers bfassware! b^tonS? butt!?, re-1 pendi ntwenty-fivem g its othe f , Minneapolis dealersf weaerd the Eighth street S,
workingcalciu m lights cars and gen- ! T
eral Shop construction and repairs by '
street railroad companies charcoal!*^?*, bached by Minneapolis the, country storekeepers turned in
cordials and syrups cutlery and edge jnanufactui-ers^^ and th"e"
tools dentists' materials druggists'
preparations, not including prescrip
tions, emery wheels envelopes fer
tilizers fire extinguishers, chemical
fireworks furnishing goods, men's
hammocks hand-knit goods hard
ware house furnishing goods, not else
where specified: ink, printing instru
ments, professional and scientific:
labels and tags lard, refined lead,
bar, pipe and sheet leather goods
linen goods mats and matting: mir
rors mucilage and^paste musical in
strumenlsr planos'and" materiaTsT pa- growth* of lake commerce, and espe- elusive jobbing business was to be
per and wood pulp perfumery and
124.77S cosmetics photographic apparatus l tion of ironhaore in Minnesota, the} Fr oe m some th bwt establishedr
pocketbooks printing and publishing \ J
music regalia and society banners and * *" * ' " " *~
epiblems rubber and elastic goods
sausage sewing machines and attach
ments soda water apparatus sport
ing goods steam packing sugar and
molasses, beet toys and games um
brellas 'and canes varnish washing
machines and clothes wringers wheel
harrows windmills wool pulling.
This gives something of an idea of
the great range of Minneapolis man u
factures at the present time.
As to the relative importance of
Minneapolis as a manufacturing city
of the northwest, the census figures
may be again quoted:
Manufacturing In Minnesota.
Number of Es-
St. Paul 1,591
302,000 397,400 619,053 189,836
, - 28,300
combined valu es of the manufactures
of the two places do not approach the
Minneapolis figures in any classifica
tionnumber of establishments, capi
tal, wage-earners or product. And this
holds goods ev en after deducti ng from
the Minneapolis figures the product of
the flour and lumbering industries.
Within the twenty-five years Min
neapolis manufacturers have extend
ed their selling territory from a cir
cumference of a few hundred miles at
the outside to almost world-wide lim
its. Of course, foreign territory is
open to but a few lines. Minneapolis
flour is exported across bo th the At
lantic a nd t he Pacific and n ot a few
of the other manufactures reach for
eign parts under certain conditions.
But for the most part the Minneapo
lis territory is the western part of
the United States and in a still more
restricted class of products staples
which come into competition with
staples of substantially the same qual
ity-the Minneapolis territory is the
immediate "Northwest"that is, Min
nesota, North and South Dakota,
Montana, western Wisconsin and
In the latter area, however, there
is a population of perhaps 5,000,000
people who can buy Minneapolis wares
65,540 20,961 99,503
2 017,214 166,080
162,067 376.108 387,821 176,466
almost a monopoly that is, the dis- j and statistics of jobbing business. No
1.692.955 tance from other producing markets is i official figures are collected, and esti-
39$,114 such that without discrimination Mi n- ' mates i\ ere long since giv en over in
local or logical territory. The manu- importance to the city,
facturers of all sorts of building ma- Like the manufacturing industry,
terials are in position to compete in the jobbing ousmess has grown m
almost any part of the country and little over a generation from the sim-
frequently accept orders for constr-ue- pie beginnings of the frontier country
tion in distant parts of the south, and village. The first wholesaling done in
east in competiti on wi th bidders -from Minneapolis was the result-rather
nearer points. To the west every sj?e- paradoxically, it may seemof a great' avenue I*.
cial line manufactured in Mlnneapo-' financial disaster. After the panic of H. H. Herbert & Co., 257 First ave-
84,50,0 lis is sold to the Pacific c6ast. Shoes 1857 there was universal distrust in nue S. *
8VT91 so from Minneapolis to every state the business world, and the store-1 W. H. Jones & Co., 218 Washing-
west of the Mississippir, except Louikeepers oanthe f northwest, a leasts buto- ' ton avenue N.
iana, are sent tof go to side of Minneapolis and St. Paul, ha 1 W. A. Shatto, 307 Washington ave-
The last item on this list embraces'
extent, and, ien competition great difficulty in securing credit. The nue N.
1 productst , are sold iMexico n Chi - ?egio n was too remote from easterd n
Value of Pet. of
38 511,030 14
Minnesota... Minneapolis... 26,608
St. Paul 17,593
From the se figures it may be se en
that Minneapolis has about 20 per
cent of the manufacturing establish
ments of the state controls one-third
the capital employ* one-third the
wage-earners, a nd turns o ut 4 2 per
cent ot the total products. Th6 manu
facturing establishments of St. Paul
number 800 less than Minneapolis, and
that city employs but one-half as.
muoh capital, and about two*thirds as
many wage^earners, and produces just
ibout one-third the product. St. Paul's
product is but 14 per cent of the
3tal product of th state.
Even with flour and lumber elimin
ated from the Minneapolis totals, the
city is still some ten or twelve mil
lions'ahe ad of St. Paul. It Is also
interesti ng to observe that, -altho the
combined population of St. Paul and
Duluth was 217,034 in 1900, or some
14,000 more than Minneapolis, the
e east. In thse- markets, d communicatiotn wa s
y Minneapolisl clothing is sold uncertain that it was not worth while
n distant westeronc anidn eacd h for easterna jobbers tn o extende credit
VIEW OF THE BUSINESS CENTER OF MINNEAPOLIS-REPRODUCED FROM A
in t he next fifty yearsthat assures
the future of manufacturing industry
in Minneapolis. So perfect are the
conditions that capital is constantly
being added to the available produc
tive wealth of the city -with the ut
most confidence that it is well invest
ed and will in years to come yield a
How It H as Grown Up In Minneapolis
From Small Beginnings.
The general conditions which have
surrounded a nd fostered t he manufac
turing industries of Minneapol is have
been potent in developing the Whole
sale business of the city. The com
mercially strategical position of the
city, the influence of the flour mill
ing and lumbering industries and the
enterprise and activity of the mer
chants have already been touched
upon. But unfortunately for the his
torian the business of jobbing goods
has less of the picturesque than that
of manufacturing. The wholesaler
employs few men compared Avith the
"captain of industry" who starts a
mill or factory. There is no hum of
busy machiner y, no harnessi ng of wa
ter power, nothing but humdrum
hi ng its mtO what they regarded as a ^"der-
e R kstates,u y montaan ness. But good may of th largers .^. . _
e yearsalesa. s hve broug ht pani successfully ngoodst.h d were able
s changzone e extent of the carryc large stocks oa Teo thesteo
f change Jias their difficulty. At first they would
' "*"* **- **- -
been worked thru the building of rail- , drive in with their teams and buy
roads and the Opening of new trans- small supplies for cash. Later they
portation routes, both east and west, i were able to show themselves worthy
as well as thru the enterprise and of credit and obtained goods in larger
quantities. It seems that this first
wholesaling was more of an accommo
dation than anything else, but the idea
took ready hold, and in a few years
progressiveness of Minneapolis ma nu
In 1878 the importance to Minne
apolis ot the lake route for bringing
freight from the Atlantic seaboard a number of the leading general mer-
Vv-as scarcely rea.\ixeV The St. Ia.ul chants ot the -v-lllage were doi ng bo th
& Duluth railroad line had been,'a wholesale and retail business. This
opened but a few vears lake ves-1 continuedthfor a long time, and
small and few. With the | not until after the war that any ex-
discoveryand and utiliza - found in e city
Q marine s developed marvelous- of th village^of storees ^^he^ pionee
ly . Transportation routes have been! days great jobbing houses of the
opened thru from the eastern cities, j present have grown. The oldest job-
and freight rates have been made so, bing business in Minneapolis ^ is that
low that Minneapolis has been put' founded by Governor John S. Pills-
on an equality with Chicago. I bury in 1855. Governor Pillsbury
That is. an equality with Chicago as I the plain "Mr."started a retail
far as bringing in eastern goods is' hardware store immediately upon his
concerned, but at a great advantage, arrival from New England, He was
oyer Chicago as far as distribution the kind of mart who never failed, and
to the northwest je concerned. With- he survived the succeeding panic and
out discrimination on the part of the gradually extended his business. After
railroads Minneapolis would have an a time he began to sell at wholesale,
advantage of 400 miles in rates and, and in 1874, having become exten
time at all points directly west or
northwest, and be on equal terms with
Chicago at all points west of a line
drawn from the eastern end of Lake
Superior thru Kansas City
To the manufacturer this means^pie, Hill & Co., the largest wholesale
that he can bring in such materials
as must be bought in the east as
cheaply as the Chicago manufacturer
can secure them while after they are
converted into finished product he can
send them westward to the consumer
with an advantage of 400 miles freight
rates and from one to two days' time.
The same conditions apply, of
course, to the wholesale trade of Min
neapolis: and the effect is even more
apparent, for a large proportion of the
goods handled by the jobbers must
come from eastern points. The man u
facturers obtain many raw materials
in the immediate vicinity of Minneapor
Us. Hardwoods abou nd for the use
of the makers at all Kinds of vehicles,
tools, agricultural implements, furnir
ture, cooperage, etc., while pine and
spruce supply another class of, manu
fkcttir-ers*the sash and door makers,
the box makers and the paper makers.
Clay for brick is abundant, grain for
cereal foods is raised at the doors of
the city, and sugar beets grow to per
fection to supply the sugar factory.
It is this bountiful supply of many
staple raw materials, the cheap freight
route from the east, and the favorable
outlook -towards a great, consuming,
territory towards the west-r-a terri
tory which is bound to grow enor
mously in population and in wealth
sively interesting in milling and lum
bering, sold out his interests. The
business has continued, however,
without break, the jobbing department
being now the firm of Janney, Sem
hardware house west of Chicago.
A retail grocery was opened in Min
neapolis in 1858 by Kelly &, Bro.
One of the brothers, P. H. Kelly, sub
sequently withdrew and started a bus
iness in St. Paul, tfut the other broth
er, the late Anthony Kelly, continued
the Minneapolis business under the
name of Anthony Kelly & Co., which
it retains to this day. It is the old
est wholesale grocery house in Min
John Dunham went into the grocery
business in Minneapolis in 185$, and
in 1870 developed into a jobber un
der the firm name* of Dunham As
Johnson-a conce rn which wa the
father of two large grocery jobbing
houses of to-day-the Green & De
Laittre company and the John C.
in 1861 C. H. Pettit founded a re
tail hardware store and employed
Joshua Williams as a clerk. In a few
years Mr. Williams became a part
ner, and after awhile jobbing was
added to the business. It is now the
Williams Hardware company, and ex
clusively a Jobbing house.
None of the other jobbing houses
of the present time originated before
the war. And it way not until the
reaction after the war time that any
exclusively .wholesale house was es
tablished in Minneapolis. In 1866 J. C.
Oswald commenced the wholesaling of
wines and liquors at First street and
Hennepin, and eight years later put
up the building at 17 Washington ave
nue N, which his firm still occupies.
During 1867 George R. Newell com
menced business in Minneapolis, and
that may be said to be the date of the
founding of the firm of George R.
Newell & Co. In 1870 the firm was
Stevens, Morse & Newell, and in 1873
it was Newell & Harrison.
The great dry goods business of
Wyman, Partridge & Co. originated in
1874, when Wyman & Mullen com
menced business on a single floor. O.
C. Wyman was then, as now, the head
of the firm. The first wholesale im
plement house in the city was founded
by W. J. Dean, in 1877. Winecke &
Uoerr commenced jobbi ng cigars m
1875. The firm of Lyman & Tucker,
established in 1865), developed into the
great drug house of Lyman-Eliel Drug
But 3-878 found t he wholesalers of
Minneapolis still doing business in a
very small way. Dunham & Johnson
and Anthohy Kelly & Co. are perhaps
the only firms which occupied the
same .quarters as at the present time
a nd these have been much enlarged.
Mo sL t of t he houses were in sal
The following list of jobbers of 1878
is from the business classification made
in thet year, b ut includes quite a
difficult to eliminate any, probably a
dozen lines would contain the names
of the legitimate jobbers of that date:
Jobbers of 1878.
Christian & Dean, 219 Washington
Starkweather, Hubbard & Co., 224
Washington avenue N.
The Minneapolis Paper Grain Bind
er company, Brackett's block.
The Pitts Agricultural Works,
branch office, T. M. Joy, agent, 1710
BOOTS AND SHOES (Wholesale).
J. S. HeatOn, 220 Nicoll et avenu e.
August Stromart, 120 Nicollet ave
Jacob Barge (importer), 49 Wash
ington avenue S.
Best & Mora we tz, 213 Washington
J. F. Brown, 216 Nicollet avenue.
McMullen & Palmer, 222 Hennepin
E. H. Steele, Academy of Music.
Levi & Louchheim, 204 Nicollet and
205 Hennepin avenues.
CROCKERY (Wholesale and Retail).
Foss, Benton & Co., 208 Nicollet
E. A. Harmon & Co., 247 and 249
T. K. Gray, 108 Hennepin avenue.
Lyman Brothers, 425 Nicollet ave
Young, Patterson & Co., 44 Wash
ington avenue S. *
DRY GOODS (Wholesale).
N. B. Harwood & Co., 213 and 215
Wyman &. Mullin, 220 Hennepin
FANCY GOODS (Wholesale).
Coykendall Brothers & Co., lis
Washington avenue N.
Wyman & Mullin, 220 Hennepin
(Wholesale and Retail.)
Harrison, Knight & Co., 207 Nicol
SAFES AND SCALES.
Hall's Safe Agencj-, 3 aSTicollet
Macneale & Urban, C. W. Potter,
agent, 219 Hennepin avenue.
Marvin's, J. H. Heisser, agent. 29
Fourth street S.
The wholesale trade of Minneapo
lis m 1878 was estimated by the sta
tisticians of that day at $10,406,000.
Only a few staple lines were jobbed,
and, as the- houses doing business we re
very-few--in number, they must have
handled a large quantity of goods fop
the time to show up such a total of
transactions. But those were days ot
rapt expansion The estimat es of th
volume of trade for the decade com
mencing in 1878 were as below:
1879 .T 14,001,000
1S80 1881 33,136,000
1882... ., 37,518,000 -
18S3..... , 48,138.000
18S4 , 58,627,500
1*85 1886 ,
1887 . _ 73 581.000 _
These figures did not include lum
ber, flour and grain sales. In 1890 the
city claimed jobbing totals of $135,-
000,000. The most conservative esti
mates now place the total above $200,-
Many changes have taken place in
the business since 1878. Scores of
new houses have been established and
have built up great businesses within
this seemingly short period. From a
trade covering but a few staple lines
Minneapolis wholesaling has developed
until nearly every, prominent com
modity is handled. There are houses
dealing m specialties which were not
ev en carried as incidental lines twen
ty-flve years ago. The great jobbing
business in agricultural implements,
which had scarcely made a beginning
in 1878, has since made Minneapolis
the seco nd distributing point in th at
line in the world. The great whole
sale business in lumber and all kinds
Of building materials has developed in
the period. Paper and glass are two
great lines furniture has assumed
large proportions rubber goods have
taken a prominent place.
One of the interesting and very
creditable evolutions of the period has
been the distinct change from slip
shod building to substantial architec
ture. No class of business is now bet
ter housed than the wholesale trade
of Minneapolis, and many of the
structures are models of the best busi
ness ai'chitecture. It has been found
that beauty is not incompatible with
business utility and that architectural
correctness is not necessarily prohibi
tively expensive. The jobbers of Min
neapolis are each year making satis
factory contributions Jo the city beau-
Several times during the quarter
century it has appeared that jobbing
centers would develop on certain
streets or in certain sections, and for
awhile the center was considerably in
doubt. The latter part of the period
has, however, determined more defi
nite bounds and limits. The general
wholesale trade of the city is rapidly
getting into quarters in the district
north of Hennepin avenue, from the
river to Fifth street. There is a ten
dency in the agricultural implement
line to scatter beyond this limit, the
main purpose being to secure track
facilities, but there seems no doubt
that the main wholesale center will
be in the district mentioned.
e ^noiesaie,r l
A. M. Anson, Second street, corner
of Fourth avenue N.
L. Perry, 127 Washington avenue S.
Pratt, Jobes & Co., 124 Washing
ton avenue N.
D . R. Wagner, 204 Hennepin a-v-e-
Dunham & Johnson, 212 Hennepin
Anthony Kelly & Co . 125, 127 a nd
129 Washington avenue N.
Palmer & McMullen, 222 Henne
Newell & Harrison, 9, 11 and 13
Washington avdn ue N.
Peterson Brothers, 119 Washington
W. Petran, 9 First street N.
Janney, Moles, Brooks & Co., 107
Last June the company found its
original building too small for its rap
idly increasing business, and conse- -
quently moved into the present large
and centrally located quarters, at 18-
20-22 Third street N. Its warehouse
Offices and sample-rooms are consid
ered models of their kind, and cus
tomers braise tlie conveniences which
are provided them by this progressive,
up-to-date wholesale grocery com
HIDES, PELTS AND FURS.
R. L. Crockett, 12 Second street S.
C. L. Gove, 30 Hennepin avenue.
J. D. Kaestner, 228 Washington
Minneapolis Sheepskin Tannery.
James McMillan, proprietor office, 21
J. Boeder, Second, corner First ave
GREEN & D E LAITTRE CO..
Importers and Wholesale Grocers.
The above enterprising and progres
sive firm entered the jobbing field of
the northwest on July 1, 1901. It im
mediately bounded into prominence,
owing to the fine character and com
plete lines of the goods carried by it.
Shortly after beginning business the
firm placed on the market excellent
lines of goods under its own labels, and
to-day the quality and attractiveness
of "Princess," "Golden Wes t" and
"Red Bird" are well-known brands to
every retailer thruout the northwest.
The sales department of the Green &
De Laittre company not only caters to
the entire city trade, but also to the
requirements of Minnesota, North and
South Dakota, Wisconsin and Mon~
MINNESOTA'S SUGAR INDUSTRY.
One of the most interesting indus
tries of this state is the sugar fac
tory located at St Louis Park. Hen
nepin county. Minnesota. It com
menced operations in 1898, and dur