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A Sharp Contest, in Which
the Bulls Come Off Com
Pork the Leader of the On
slaught, Kising a Round Dol
lar Per Barrel.
Wheat tfakes a Sharp Rally, aud
Holds Its Position to the Close
of the Day.
The Cold Weather Wave From Europe
Sends a Chill Throngh the Self-Com
placency of the Bears.
Friendless Western Union Gets Xo Coin
fort, and Union Pacific and Manitoba
|"Special Telegram to the Globe. |
Chicago, April 9. —The markets were ner
vous on 'change to-day, with the exception
of corn, which Mas weak. Things were
pretty heavy at the opening, but there was
an improvement subsequently. The ten
dency was strong and prices averaged higher.
The strength and advance were largely due
to a steady growing feeling that prices had
touched a figure that was not warranted by
the surroundings and that a reaction was
likely to follow restraing values to a healthy
basis. The opinion derived material sup
port from the improved consumptve demand
for nearly all discriptions of
grain and provisions. A comparison of
stocks with the average at this date during a
half decade shows that so far as regards
breadstuffs the availahle supply of wheat is
not above the average, while provisions are
below. With these potent factors, operators
whose business judgment is attested by their
success, regard it a little better than com
mercial suicide to persist in rallying short.
Their advice to those who wish to sell is to
examine the situation in all its bearings
closely before doing so, as they see little in
the outlook to justify such transactions.
Wheat opened at 83 J^c, from which point
it climbed up to 84%c, at whicii it closed
strong. Tin,-bears were a good deal startled
at this but consoled themselves with the idea
that the little boom was nothing more than a
preliminary manipulation to force tho war for
more short selling. The names of Armour,
Walker, Gilford, Liudblom and McIIenry are
mentioned in connection with this scheme.
They are said tohave bought wheat freely all
day, and the bears predict that they
will put out a big line of shorts
when tue scheme is ripe. The bulls are
circulating the report that freight engage
ments have been made, to ship several
million bushels of wheat in the immediate
future, while the bears claim that Bingham
eold 500,000 in Milwaukee this morning
which was bought for export. On call
Rumsey, Schwartz, Milmine and MeCormiek
were heavy buyers, while Wm. Murray and
Boyden were free sellers.
Corn was the only weak article on the grain
list. It opened weak and grew weaker all
day. The lowest price touched was 48%c
for the May option which closed at 49%.
1UIS UCCIIIIC 111 I'Ulli liuaiusuitcu nuiu _s. £,<-"
eral selling out of longs. The present de
cline is perhaps more of a surprise to a great
number of speculators than anything else
that could have occurred. The present priee
Is lower than the situation warrants, and the
cereal is bound to go higher within a few
The provision market experienced a de
cided change. Early in the day the feeling
was steady, and up to noon the movements
were slow, with moderate changes in prices.
Then the tone of affairs became remarkably
bullish, aud the advance was more rapid than
any of the declines witnessed during the re
centperiod of depression. The advance was
steady and short, and while extreme prices
were not sustained pork closed 60@65c higher
than on 'change yesterday. Lard 15@17Kc,
and short ribs 22}£c. Trading duriug the
last hour of business was and an unusual
activity prevailed. The shorts were liberal
Wheat was active and irregular. Early
New York quotations were rather easier^
while Liverpool cables quote a better tone for
prompt delivery. Unfavorable weather in
duced a strong demand to cover shorts, and
under an active bidding by such operators
and buying by brokers for a scalp an advance
of lc on last night's closing figures was
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quickly secureu. jsui mere was very uudc
outside demand during the first hours of the
session, and when the timid shorts were
covered, buying was slow and free offerings
by those whd were disposed to take their
profits on purchases at lower prices and fair
selling by scalpers who regarded the advance
inn rnnid tn be healthv. caused a decline of
lc per bushel. But the inspection returns
showed only three cars, whicli was the small
est for many years, if not the lightest on
record. The withdrawal of contract grades
for shipment aggregated 88,000 bushels. The
visible supply, as compiled in New Tork, at
the leading points of accumulation in this
country showed a decrease of 640,000 bushels
from the previous week, and the total availa
ble supply in stght in the United States and
afloat on the ocean for Great
Britain and continental Europe
was shown to be only 47,641,000
bushels, against 47,901,000 April 1. The
consumption in the united kingdom last
week was reported at 1,723,000 bushels in
excess of imports and farmer's deliveries
for the same time. These factors, in con
nection with rumors from New York that
heavy buying orders were likely to come from
the other side of the Atlantic, caused free
buying by shorts, which was largely increased
by the rapid upward movement in provisions,
and prices appreciated l%c from the lowest
sales of the morning. There was some ex
port inquiry, but no sales of consequence
could be traced up to the close of change.
Corn was moderately active, but nervous
and irregular, and averaged moderately
lower. It opened a shade higher in sym
pathy with wheat, aud early Gales showed an
advance of >£c over the closing price of
futures yesterday. The demand, however,
was quickly satisfied, and early 6igns of
strength were quickly followed by pronounc
ed weakness. The demand during most of
the session was mainly confined to covering
shorts, and under heavy realizing by some
of the heaviest houses on the floor and by
heavy selling by the bears prices receded J^c
%c and fluctuated rapidly. The opening was
at 40@503i"c for May, but under the pressure
noted ahove receded to 48_J£c, but rallied un
der a strong demand from shorts, who were
induced to cover by the sharp upturn in wheat
and provisions, and closed at 50c.
Oats were more changeable, yet averaged
above yesterday, and closed at an advance of
"%@.%c per bushel, occasioned by free buying
orders and the firmer wheat market. May
opened at 31 went up to 31>£c, broke to
Sic, and finally went up to 31%c, at which it
Bje was more active and prices stronger,
with heavy shipping orders. The close was
firm at 66c bid for May.
Pork was nervous and unsettled. During
the morning the market ruled steady, but
after 12 o'clock there was a sharp upturn.
An improvement in grain developed on an
almost unexpected short demand, and from
the lowest point of the day prices were ad
vanced 75@80c, and closed without a ma
terial falling off. The closings were 60@65c
higher than yesterday's last quotations
on 'change. May, Jane and July
were the favorite future, with June com
manding the greatest attention. During the
last hour of 'change there was unusual ac
tivity and excitement. Cash pork closed at
about $firstname.lastname@example.org, May at $email@example.com,
June at firstname.lastname@example.org>£ and July at 817.05(a)
17.073^. On the call pork was considerably
excited and trading active. Prices were
firm and higher, and the closing figures on
the May option were $email@example.com>^ while
on the curb the advance continued and
May sold to $17.50, and closed at §17.75,
while June closed at §17 55.
Lard sympathized with pork, ruling active
and excited in the afternoon after a steady
opening. The trading on speculative ac
count during the last hour on 'change reach
ed a large volume. The day's closing prices
were 15@17%c higher than yesterday's last
figures on 'change. The last were made
2j*2@5c under extreme outside prices. Cash
lard closed at about §8.40. Mya
opened at §8.40, sold down to
§8.32>£ and then up to $8.52}£,
closing at §firstname.lastname@example.org>.^. Opening sales of
June were at §8.50, from wliich the market
dropped off to §8.40, and then sold up to
§8.65, closipg at $email@example.com}£. On the call,
lard was in active demand, with offerings
moderately large, closing at §firstname.lastname@example.org}£
for May, and $8.67J£@8.70 for June. On
the curb, both options closed 5c above these
figures. Short ribs were active for cash and
future delivery, and closed 22>£c higher tDan
In hogs the trade is slow and prices lower,
in some cases the decline being a strong 10c.
With the fresh receipts there were about
17,000 on sale, and probably not over half
that number will be sold. Packers are doiug
ouly a hand-to-mouth business.
The demand for cattle was again strong,
trade active and prices firmer, making the
advance so far forthe week 15@25c, the
most of the advance being on light and me
dium steers, and on good butchers' stock.
At au early houf the bulk of the fresh re
ceipts had been sold and when this report
closed prices were steady, with the prospect
that all would be sold.
The demand for sheep was also active.
■ Milmine, Bodman & Co. say: "We hear
of no improvement in the export demand
and private cables say their markets could
not be in worse shape, and a Baltimore ex
porter wires that their reports from the other
side are 'sickening to read.' This firmness
comes from shorts covering, and is but
natural alter such a large decline, but we do
not think it will be carried much further, as
there does not seem to be anything in tb?
general situation to support a material ad
vance in values, but at the same time specu
lation sometimes accomplishes astounding
results and upsets all calculations. The bot
tom may have been passed already, but we
hardly think so. We would not wish
to advise short sales at these prices)
as values have seldom been so
low, but we still think investors will have a
chance to buy this wheat for less money.
Speculators have now had one year's experi
ence of buying long futures in wheat at a
premium equal to full carrying charges and
have lost millions at it, and we think they
had better wait now until they can buy the
new crop options at a discount, and then we
shall feel like advocating purchases, and
prices are still low. As we have been saying
the past few days, we thiuk the markets
will be nothing more nor less than a big
scalping deal for some days at least, until
some of the larger shortage is covered up.
Both the corn and wheat markets are largely
short, and a wild time on an upturn would
not be at all surprising. If we were short we
would come up quickly and be rettdy for the
reaction which is liable to come at any mo
Minor, Richards & Co., say: "There is
nothing in the situation from which we can
arrive at any fair conclusion to make predic
tions as to the course of the market."
MeCormiek, Kennett & Day say of wheat:
"We think the crowd have too much steam
on this afternoon, and it would not surprise
us to see a little reaction, although we are
believers in the long side on soft spots."
Crittenden & Harvey say: "The feeling
is now more confident than it has been for
some day, and if outside speculation should
come in wc think it would get an additional
advance. But we are inclined to thiuk
wheat will work down again from present
quotations, but would buy on any reasonable
decline, as values are low enough to insure
safety to buyers. We see no good reason
for anticipating any further permanent de
cline in corn. Values are lower now than
last fall, when we all believed in a tremendu
ous crop of merchantable corn. If we are to
consider the damage by frosts and cost of
storage of any account, we could safely
add that prices in this market are
now nominally 10c per bushel too low, and
we shall be surprised if a change does not
come about soon for the better. "We think
the decline in proyisioni has created a large
short interest, and that holders have taken
fl.lv_iT_tncrp nf t.hp fiitnfitirm fnr t.hp nnrnnei* nf
forcing the sellers in, which they will do
probably before the market is again allowed
to drag. We note that holders are again
confident, and talk higher prices, and should
not be surprised if things should go their
way rapidiy for a while."
Crosby & Co. say: "The advance and
strength of the market are increasing specu
lation and it is coming in on the long side.
The long interest is quite confident and only
scalping stuff comes out on the weak spots,
which does not give shorts an opportunity
to decrease their aggregate line. The closing
is strong enough to insure a higher opening
to-morrow, and if this action obtain we think
it will strain the advance."
[Western Associated Press. I
Chicago, April 9.—This has been another
field day on 'change, and at the finish the
bulls appeared to have full possession, forthe
first time in many weeks. The opening was
6trong, but prices fell off after the first hour,
after wbich there ensued a stormy advance,
vhich very nearly routed the bears in the
provision and wheat pits. Trading in pro
visions had been quiet all morning, but about
the noon hour prices began to go up hurried
ly, and the very heavy short interest which
has been selling liberally for a week sudden
ly found great difficulty in covering, and the
closing prices on the afternoon call were
fully §1 per barrel for pork over the closing
prices of yesterday. May pork on 'change
closed at 16.S5, June at §16.95, and July at
$17.02>£. On call the sales were 15,000 bar
rels, May advancing to §17.12}£, June to
§17.27M. and July to §17.37^.
Trading in wheat also was on a very ex
tended scale, and a sharp advance in price
was scored. Numerous buying orders were
on the market at the opening. Foreign ad
vices quoted a be' ter tone, and the weather
was cold and threatening. Under these in
fluences prices advanced sharply, and the
May option sold up to 83>£c. Values then
ST. PAUL, MINN., THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 10, 1884.
became weaker, May setting down to 82^c,
recovered to 83c, and remained steady for a
time. In the afternoon hour pricea began to
go up, and May went to 84%c and closed at
about 84%c; June closed at 86J^c, and July
at 87^c. On call 2,250,000 bushels were
sold, May advancing to 85c, and closed at
84%@#4%; June closed at-86%, and July at
87,%c. The bulls claimed that the advance
was legitimate, and contended the day for
80c wheat had gone by for twelve months.
| Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Chicago, April 9.—Banks report a steady
demand for loanable bonds, which are in
good supply and going out readily on satisfac
tory security. Gilt edge call loans go at 5(0,6
per cent, and time loans at 6(£_7. New
York exchange is moderately offered, ruling
rate to-day being at par. Foreign exchange
being a shade firmer, and was quoted at
§email@example.comJi. To-day's associated bank
clearings were §8,483,000, against §8,818,
000 yesterday. The general money market
presents no new features whatever.
Special Telegram to the Globe.]
New Yokk, April 9.—The stock market
was rather firm during the first hour, with
Lake Shore and Union Pacific as the leaders.
At about 73 there appeared to be plenty of
the latter for sale and a drop to below 72
followed. Western Union was a weak feature
also and seems to be without friends. Busi
ness was very light throughout the day. At
times there was hardly anything doing.
Chicago Burlington & Quincy was in de
mand, selling above §1.25. The Grangers
barely held their own, with a very
light trade in them. There was
little in the way of news afloat. Outsiders
appear to be doing nothing in stocks. The
scalpers on the floor have the market to
themselves and have to be satisfied with
moderate profits. There was no change for
the better in the late dealings. Manitoba
was somewhat active, with a decline of over
1 per cent, in it, and there was some fair
selling of Western Union Telegraph and
Union Pacific. Prices were at aboutthe low
est for the day when the exchange closed.
A. M. Day says: "The bull gathered some
courage from the strength of the market In
the early hours, and reports that Commack
was covering shorts all along the line. The
market continued dull,strong and featureless
until the last hour, when it became weaker
and closed, after a steady decline, with no re
covery. Union Pacific was the leader in the
advance, up to 73, at which
point it was in good demand, but
closed heavy at 71. The Gould brokers sold
Central Pacific down, but at 56 there was
considerable buying for foreign account by
German houses. Thc decline during the
last hour was caused by the Gould brokers,
who raided the entire market furiouslv, mak
ing a special drive at Union Pacific and
Central Pacific, offering the stock below
THE CUBAN RISING.
Spain Has No Fears of Unfriendly
Action by the United States.
Madrid, April 9. —News is received here
from Cuba that Agueros' force now numbers
225 men. Of these forty-three are cither ex
chiefs of the late insurrections in Cuba, or
have been otherwise identified with those
movements; the balance are escaped slaves.
Four plantations in Cuba were destroyed by
Aguero. It is feared another filibustering
expedition is now fitting out at Turks Island
for Cuba. This island is under British dom
London, April 9. —Information is received
that in officialcircles in Madrid no confi
dence is placed in the story that United
States Mintster Foster has started to Wash
in irton for the purpose of talking up the com
mercial treaty between Spain and the United
States. It is not believed in Madrid that the
United States would consent to become in
volved in the disputes that would necessarily
arise if the question of buying Cuba should
be broached. It is known there that since
Aguero started from Key West the Spanish
insurrection bas gained considerable strength.
Nevertheless, the belief in the steadfastuess
of American friendship is so strong that
there are no fears in official circles of any
movement on the part of the United States
or its departments to complicate the matter
by even suggesting the purchase of Cuba. As
to thc other nations of Europe interferring,
the good understanding of Germany and
Spain will, it is said, effectually prevent any
The Captain Suggests Magnetic Vari
ation of the Needle.
Halifax, April 9.—The inquiry into the
loss of the steamer Daniel Steinmann was re
sumed to-day by Capt. Scott. Capt. Schoon
hoven appeared voluntarily, with the Belgian
consul, and made a sworn statement detail
ing the circumstances of the wreck, substan
tially the same as already published. He
heard the fog whistle one-half minute before
striking, but then too late. He considered
the cause of the loss of the ship the strong
current to the westward. He had overrun
his distance, and perhaps some magnetic at
traction to the compass which put him further
south than he really thought. He had esti
mated himself at least seven to ten miles
astern ot his real position, naving calculated
he was twenty-five miles off at
6 p. m. He had a proper compass on the
ship and was steering by it. He never found
any deviation by it on westerly course. He
had discovered magnetic influences when in
the Gulf of St. Lawrence last year, and the
same compass was out of the way a point to
a point aud a half, putting us westerly that
much, and it may have been the same in
this case, though he did not think so, and
did not suppose so. Had a gun been fired
from the island when the signal men first
saw him, he would certainly have kept off
and saved the ship. When ashore, he spoke
of it, and the gunners told him they had no
order to fire except in answer to guns fired
at sea. In fact, they had instructions not to
fire while the fog whistle was in order, and
working. Had a life boat been on shore,
more lives might have been saved.
Discovery of a New Geyser Basin.
[Special Telegram to the Globe .]
Bozeman, M. T., April 9.—A party of
prospectors have arrived here from the Upper
lellowstone onnging luiormauon mai iuey
had discovered a new and very interesting
geyser basin. It is on the east side of the
Yellowstone near the mouth of a small water
course which is set down on the chart as
Deep creek, a region of almost inaccessible
ruggedness. The discoverers report that
they saw two geysers in action of great power,
and that the evidences of geyser action gen
erally are very marked. The new basin be
ing near the deepest part of the canyon, it
will only be possible to reach it by a circuit
ous route —by crossing to the east side of the
Yellowstone just above the mouth of the East
Fork, and going northward over Specimen
Ridce. About ten miles north from the new
basin is the petrified forest.
Pocahontas Mine Opened.
Lynchburg, Va., April 9.—The entrance
to the Pocahontas coal mine was opened to
day by experienced miners. The fan will be
ready for operation to-morrow, when the bod
ies of the victims will be recovered. Several
bodies were seen to-day upon opening the
entrances. An order was sent here for 36
We wish to call par-
ticular attention this
week to our Children's
Department We would
very much like to have
the ladies of St. Paul
visit this Department,
not with a view of pur
chasing, unless they are
so inclined, but that we
may have the pleasure
of showing them some
choice styles in TWO
PIECE and Kilt Suits
and some very hand
some Suits in THREE
large boys who wear
short pants. We have
stocked this department
with the very choicest
styles shown this spring
and take considerable
pride in being able to
compete with the more
pretentious stores ofthe
largest Eastern cities.
We have special de
signs in Creedmore Suits
for boys, 4 to 11 years
of age, made from over
twenty different pat
terns of all-wool Cassi
meres, in dark and light
~1- _ _.! _ ~ _ i. dfe A Cf f\ &>AHC
snaues, ai $*.<*)
and $5.00 a Suit; and
we have styles just as
handsome for larger
boys at from $6 to $8
a Suit. We have very
handsomeCaps to match
the spring styles of Suits
and spring, Overcoats,
and mothers will be de
lighted to see how beau
tiful their little ones will
look when dressed in
one of our spring outfits.
Onr Boys' iS ClilWs
Has always been the
largest and most com
plete of its kind of any
West of New York City,
and this season we have
added to it by introduc
ing styles and patterns
that formerly were con
sidered a little too radi
cal for St. Paul, The
merits ui our jyjnuuk-
About Suits are thor
oughly appreciated by
mothers who have romp-
ing boys to clothe. They
are all-wool, and for $5 a
Suit will outwear many
Suits that cost double
this price. Parents,
guardians and everybo
dy who has to provide
Clothing for their boys
must surely visit the
"One-Price" Clothing House,
Corner Third & Robert Sts., St Panl,
Before closing their purchase.
Our HAT ana CAP Department is Going an
immense Retail Business,
It Means a Benefit to Our Patrons!
It Means Business for All!
It Means Monev in Yonr Pockets!
THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY,
April lOth, 11th and 12th,
We will give our Customers an Easter Benefit on
tailor-made Suits at a reckless slaughter.
15 SIIK SUITS at $15, cast $25.
25 SH SOFTS at $20, cost $35.
25 SMS01TS at $25, cost $1
50 Castaere and Flannel SUITS at $10.00
for the Choice, cost from $15 to $20. All with a guarantee
as regards Material, Fit and Workmanship,
Remember we make this offer for Three
Days Only, in order to bring the Suit Trade
before the public in St. Paul
Seventh and Sibley Streets.
TO-NIGHT! TO-NIGHT !
ENTIRE CHANGE OF PROGRAMME !
Come Early if You Wish, to SecLire Scats!
Immense Success of the Great
RENTZSANTLEY NOVELTY AND RURLESP COMPANY!
Last Four Performances, Three Nights and Matinee.
Friday Evening, April 11, Special Ladies' Night.
Every Lady visitor presented with an Elegant Souvenir.
Seats may be secured, without extra charge, at box office daily. 101-2
TROTTING STOCK AUCTION.
Grading McBoal Street.
Office of the Board of Public Works, )
City op St. Paul, Minn., April 2d, 18tJ4. \
Sealed bids will be received by the Board of
Public Works in and for the corporation of the
city of St. Paul, Minnesota, at their office in said
city, until 12 m. on the 14th day of April, A.
D. 1884, for the grading of McBoal street, from
Seventh (Tth) street to Douglas street, in said
city, according to plans and specitications on tile
in the office of said Board.
A bond with at least two (2) sureties, in a sum
of at least twenty (20) per cent, of the gross
amount bid must accompany each bid.
The said Board reserves the right to reject any
or all bids.
JOHN FARRINGTON, President.
R. L. GoRiiAjf, Clerk Board of Public Works.
I Talk p. Panl!
NOW IS THE_VERY TIME.
Our early spring means good crops and good
times. Business East is unsettled, so many are
looking West^ird. Write all your letters on my
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I shall close out in two weeks. Address your
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CAPT. H. T. JOHNS,
, _. 99-102 421 H Robert St., St. Paul, Miun.
\.t Public Auction, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11,
1884, rain or shine, at
Adjoining the city limits of St. Paul, Minn.,
>y Com. N.W. Kittson, Chas. A. DeGraffund
Jeorge W. Sherwood, about TO head of high
jred Trotters, consisting of young Stallions,
Fillies, Brood Mares and Geldings, sired prin
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\rnim, ISlackwood, jr., Alexander, Baymont,
ndianapolis, Belmont, Administrator, Blue
[lull, and Ravcnswood.
Terms of Sale—Casu.
Sale to commence at 10 a. m. sharp. Send
for catalogue, to B. D. WOODMANSEE,
St. Paul. Minn.
Grading Iglehart Street.
Office of tiie Board of Public Works, )
City of St. Paul, Minn., April 2, 1884. f
Sealed bids will be received by the Board of
Public Works in and for the corporation of the
j City of St. Paul, Minnesota, at their office In said
• city, until 12 m., on the 14th day of April, A. D.
1884, for the grading of Iglehart street, from
I Mackubin street to Dale street in said city, ac
j cording to plans and specifications on file in the
I office of said Board.
A bond with at least two (2) sureties in the
i sum of at least twenty (20) per cent, of the gross
amount bid must accompany each bid.
The said Board reserves the right to reject any
or all bids.
JOHN FARRINGTON, President.
R. ___,. Gormax, Clerk Board of Public Works.
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ORGANS for $35, at $3 per montli.
ORGANS for $50, at $4 per until,
ORGANS for $75, at $5 per montli.
PIANOS for $250, at $10 per rail,
PIANOS for $350, at $10 per montli,
PIANOS for $450, at $15 per month.
7 7 7 7 7 7 7
Steinway, Chickering, Haines,
Behr, Kranich & Bach, Gab
ler and Arion PIANOS.
3 3 3
Mason & Hamlin, Packard and
148 & 150 East Third St., St. Paul.
GRAND OPERA IIOUSE.
L. N. SCOTT, Maxaqto.
THREE NIGHTS AHD A MATINEE,
COMMENCING APRIL 10.
BOSTON IDEM0PE3A CO.
Thursday MASC4 >T
Friday M a Kl 11 V
Saturday Matinee GIROTLK-GIROFLA
SEATS NOW SELLING.
Gallery, 25 cents.
Coming Attraction—Wanted aPartveh, April
14, l&andlO. Sale of seats commences Saturday.
9 a. m.
OLYMPIC THEATER !
Immense Success of the Great
MTZ-SANTLEY Novelty &BlMesp CO
HUNDREDS TURNED AWAY.
Iiouse Packed from Parquet to Celling.
Every Act Encored.
The Hit of tho Season.
Tho Maiden's (^uartetto.
The Spanish Belles.
Our Social Club.
The New Sensational Burlesque
DON JOSE, THE SPANISH DUDE.
4 regular English dudes, The beautiful English
dancers, The brilliant reception scene—a perform
ance grandly perfect.
Seats may be reserved (without extra charge)
daily, at box ofliee.
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday,
UNDER THE AUSPICES OP
Companies C, D & E,First Regt.
Emmett Light Artillery.
Choral Society's TIM
OP THE SEASON,
On Tuesday, April 15,
AT MARKET HALL.
Mendelssohn's "First Walpurgis Night." Op.
od. (Its iir.-t performance in the Northwest,)
with a full chorus of 150 voices. The flrst ap
pearance of Madame Bastion Muckey, Pianiste,
and Frank Danz, Jr., Violini-t.
Tickets for sale at It. C. Muriifur's music store,
No. 107 East Third street, on Monday, Hth inst.
Associate members cau secure seats on Satur
day, at same place.
E. F. BRIGIIAM, Secretary.
SIG. JANNOTTA, Director. 101-&
QUINBY & ABBOTT.
(Successors to Stees Bros.),
Corner Third and Minnesota Streets*
The most Elegant Blood Purifier, Liver Invigora^
tor, Tonic, and Appetizer ever known. The first
Bitters containing Iron ever advertised in Ameri*
ca. Unprincipled persons are imitating the name
look out for frauds. See tCl /ffla-.f , -J
that thefollowing signa- fl)' (pJJl 7/ *^
Him is on every bottle and A^f/f/t'(l//f~f*
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PROPOSALS will be received at the offlce of
the Board of Water Commissioners, No. ~.i
East Fifth street, until 12 M, on the l-'th day ot
April, 18S4, for constructing about one mile of
for water supply. Work to be done in accord
ance with plans and specifications on file in the
office of the Engineer of said Board.
A bond of twenty per cent, of the amonnt bid
with two sureties, resident of the state of Minne
sota, must accompany each proposal. A form ot
bid will be furnished on application.
The Board reserves the right to reject any and
L. W. RUNDLETT,
Engineer Board of Water Commissionert.
PROPOSALS will be received at the office of
the Board of Water Commissioners, No. 18
East Fifth street, until 12 M, April 12th for
on line of Force Main south of McCarror.'s lake,
and on Dale street, in accordance with plans and
specifications on file in the offlce of the Engineer
of said Board.
A bond of 20 per cent, of the amonnt bid with
two sureties, residents of the Btate of Minnesota,
mnst accompany each proposal.
The Board reserves the right to reject any and
L. W. RUNDLETT,
Engineer Board of Water Commissioner*.