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ST. PAUL'S GROWTH IN VALUES. H. S. Fairchild, With Words of Wisdom, Portrays Her Progress Toward the Rank of the First of Cities. The Great Deals Made by Drake, Auerbach, Daw son, Smith and Others, Showing Their Faith in St. Paul Dirt. No Matter What a Man's Business May Be, His Main Profit Has Been in His Realty Transactions. A Retrospect and a Foresight of Incalculable Value to the Investors in the Real Estate of the Saintly City. It isalmosl needless to write the his tory of the growth of values in real es tate in St. Paul, or to forecast the direc tions population ami trade will take in the future, and the consequent effect upon values. The Increase of sales of real estate year by year and decade by decade is tabulated elsewhere in jour columns. The marvelous increase in values, the seemingly fabulous stories of fortunes made in a few years; of wood sawyers, day laborers, teamster- and mechanics becoming rich; of the unlettered poor man becoming in comparatively a few year- a millionaire, have been repeated so many times in so many publications that it has become a matter of common knowledge, and ceases to interest. Our merchant., bankers, professional men, too, owe most of their wealth to the same cause. E. K. Drake, while building railways, engaging in marble, granite, jasper and sandstone quarrying, building and op ■cifil'-ng sug"! rice and Hour mills, did not neglect to invest in Arlington Hills at $180 per acre to resell at S3OO to $500 per lot, letting the buyer have a profit Of $1,000 to $2,000 per lot on a re-ale. Maurice Auerbach. not con I with the profit- Oil his large wholesale dry goods business, chose to invest with Dr. Hand in land at $200 per acre, platting Into "Auerbach "i Hand's Addition." and was content with quick sales and 1,000 per cent profit. And A. C. Wihlon, a Rood, holiest, sensible German, put his little savings from saw ing wood and whitewashing in lots in the "West St. Paul Plats" Nt (10 each, which hi' sold too soon at Snooper lot in lead of (5.000 to**-0,000, their present value. Hut lie reinvested j in "Dawson's < 'utlots*' ovei the river at (05 per acre, and again sold too soon, ! part at (."iOO and pari at (1.000 per acre, i and now owns a line farm In Pottage 1 Grove and i njoys a good rental from his dwellings and stores on Bedford and Seventh si reels. Win. Dawson has pone steadily on in i his banking, meanwhile buying acres on West Seventh street at (''(H) per acre, worth now •"••-.Oi oto CkOiK) per lot buy ing in West St. Paul hundreds of lots at (10 to $_."• each and reselling at .•••.-■.no to 11,000 each holding pari for a further advance, buying on Third street at (60 i per front fool now worth (1,000 per front foot— besides having paid a large ! rental meanwhile, and all over and all around the city with like results. in 1871 Dawson & Smith and Wright and Warm and Burbank and others bought and platted what is now Sum mit "Park and Woodland Park at. 1 be lieve, and (.TOO per acre. To-day the streets of these additions are graded, sewered, asphalted and in them arc thousands of beautiful and costly homes, and a single foot of ground In many places is worth as much as they paid per acre. It has been but a few years since Dawson sold Sigel's addition to Adam Gotzian at (250 per acre- a fortune lost to him and gained to Gotzian' In 1854, the forty acres below Sibley street— what was once "Baptist hill and the "swamp.''— sold for (50, (1.25 per acre; now worth millions. Henry Hale bought the corner of Third and Jackson and Fourth and Jackson for (28,000, paying (14,000 cash. The rentals paid the deferred payments and built the brick block** now on the ground— so thai theproperty now worth at least (300.000 cost him but (14,000. Other like investments have made him a millionaire. So, no matter what a man's business lias been, his main profit has been in the advance in value of real estate. This is true of Gov. Ramsey; of Knauft, the merchant; of t'apt. Castle, the edi tor; of J. L. Merriam, the contractor and banker: of Maj. T. P. Wilson, of K. G. A- J. N. Rogers, the attorneys; of Levering, tin* shoe man; of Big elow A.- Flaudeau, of James Tuttle, of Frank B. Clarke, the railroad man; of 1). M. Bobbins, the elevator man; of May all ami Merrill; of.the Schunueiers; of Elfelt, Irvine, Greve, Edmund and 11. M. Rice. Oppenheim, P. T. Kava nagh and Sam Dawson, and of a large per cut of all the men of com petence or of wealth in St. Paul. ; Look at .lames Dillon and Slater & Riley, blacksmiths; at George Mitsch i and J. 11. Schurmeier, agon makers; at ] Tim Reardon and John Somers, carpen ters; at John Bell, a teamster; at John I Ker win, a well digger; at Lauer Bros. I and. Tom Grace, .-tone masons and. scores of other mechanics commencing poor, now worth their hundreds of thou- , sands, owning hotels; line brick busi ness blocks— three-story brick dwellings. St. Paul is the city of great opportu nities.and these men knew how to seize and Improve them, and are the more honored for having poor and unaided achieved such success. Our citizens have always believed thai St. Paul would lie a great city; but they did not know how much that meant, or each would have tried to se me that forty acres below the Mer chants hotel for 130. - They believed in 1871 that St. Paul would be a great city, but thej did not I know what that meant, or they would i have bought "Selby's cornfield" and ! -"•"integer's farm, and reaped the profits ' on Woodland and Summit Parks. The believed In 1878-4-5 that St Paul would be a great city, but if they had known what that meant they would have bought \\ est St. Paul "flat" lots at (8, (10 and (25 each, and held till now to take 15,000 to (25,000 each. In fifteen years l have seen a score of the shrewdest business men stand at public sales and refuse to raise a bid of (55 for a lot-ami Jet Dan Sullivan take It at that— who now refuses (12,000 for it. Eicht years ago Murphy and Pierce had each their market gardens on Rice street, well out in the suburbs. You believed St. Paul would be a great city, but if you had known that in eight years splendid brick busi ness blocks would encircle these gardens, you would haTe tried to buy and have become rich— as these form erly poor men now are by holding. Bernard "Michel still keeps his little grocery store, corner Martin and Pice, ' but the bankers will tell you hois worth i hundreds of thousands, isa large holder • of hank stock, and keeps a big deposit account, and this be made in real estate investments. And so of the Lawtons, the I Bryants, M. 1). Miller, Blair, and hun -1 dreds of others. Commodore Davidson's millions and Langevin's millions came in the same way. Aside from -ill else he ever did a single investment by Piter Berkey of $1,250 has made him near, if not quite, $200,000. And regularly as the sun goes round in his course, our wise men tell us "prices are above value." Our growth cannot always continue at this rate." "These thousands of new dwellings cannot be filled." "There are * more business bfb-ks than will be needed for five years." "Where are the people to come from to till all these offices?" etc. I have heard these same stale phrases yearly, for twenty years, and -till the poor parrots repeat them over and over, and they express the sum Qf their knowledge. Ask almost any man of fair intelli gence what he thinks our population will be in 1890, and he'll probably an wer 250,000. What in 11)00? and the answer will be, most probably 600,000 and so say we all. But do 'we know what this means? Do even the conser vatives realize what territory 400,000 more people— or even 200,000 more peo ple will cover? What area will he demanded for business? That the West Seventh si net dis trict as tar out as Randolph street, will be covered with costly busi ness structures, and lots now worth $1,500 or $2,000 be worth $15,000 to $•.o,ooo* that the cable line will be ex tended on east Seventh street, two or three miles beyond where they are now building the power house, and thai lots on Seventh now worth $1,000 will be worth $200 per front foot" that not one. but several cable lines will connect us with Minne apolis; that the "Middle District" must become like "Woodland park" and have its local business centers where property will be worth 8300 to $400 per front foot? That by well graded high ways and by railways and motor lines all our beautiful lakes will have been made easy of access and the lands on their shores have become immensely valuable? That the population and trade at South St. Paul and at Fori Snelling and Mendota will have so increased as to justify a motor line connection? Thai the Highlands of West St. Paul will have become to St. Paul what ."mi. Au burn and Clifton Heights and Avon dale are to Cincinnati? That Eighth, Ninth, Tenth. Eleventh and Twelfth streets will have become what Third and Seventh streets now arc. That many new railways will have entered the city; many new industrial tenters have followed, and thai in all the line.-, there will he sta tions at intervals of three to five miles, anil so the surrounding vacant districts will have become densely populated? That on*,* of the most beautiful suburban districts to be found near any citj will be between White Hear and Paid Eagle and Birch lakes, with hourly connec tion with St. Paul, Minneapolis and •Stillwater? I see the smile cf incredulity on the faces of the same witty men who de clined to buy lots in West St. Paul, say ing they would wait till spring and buy them by the gallon— on the faces of the same wise men who thought the man was a fool who bought the Ramsey farm at $100 per acre now covered all over with houses; who stood by and saw the Warners sell hundreds of lots for the Choteaas at $100 each below the • "Merchants," pointing* to the buyers and whispering to the man next to them: "The fools are not all dead yet;" who thought Merriam ami Hiuk- i looney for plat.ing Merriam Park an 1 Union Parle. Who ever yet, in predicting what a given number of years would accom plish for St. Paul, came up to the act ual results'.' Twelve years ago, in ad dressing the "Ramsey conn*-] pio neers," I predicted thai in twenty-five years tin* ••dual cities" would have a population of 200,000 and was thought visionary, and yet each of them have that number to-day. and not half the time has elapsed. Every prediction 1 then made for twenty-live years has al ready been realized. " The errors of the blind in this case do not affect only themselves. If we all had a full comprehension of our future ami its needs, we would at once and at any cost widen Eighth and Minnesota street- twenty feet, and have ; at leas! one north ami south street, and one east and west street, with fifteen feet sidewalks to relieve the other streets from the crowd***"")! pedestrians, and have two first class retail streets. It must be done. Every year's delay adds to the COSt and difficulty. If we comprehended our future we would not be satisfied with a little ir : legular lot for a postoffice site, and with $750,000 for the building on it. That will not answer our need- for more than ten or twelve years. A full square for a site and $3,000,000 for 8 building is the least we should accept. Better go along as we are for five year-- than take less. If we understood our future we would at once go to work to secure the build ing of a capitol in the Midway district to be completed in four or five years that would be creditable to the city and state, costing not less than $5,000,000. if we had understood our future we would, five years ago, have secured 500 I or 600 acres for a cemetery at fourth of what it would now cost. If we un derstood our future we would at once open negotiations with Minneapolis for the joint purchase of 1,000 acres between the cities for the same purpose. If we understood our future we would thunder in the ear* of congress our continuous demands for millions to improve the navigation of the upper Mississippi, from St. Paul to Rock Island, instead of a few hundred thou sand. G_-9-_P'*Vl It is the kingliest river on this or any continent, and the productions of its valley exceed those of any like area on the globe, it is yet to be the most potential factor in promoting the growth of St. Paul. It is vitally im portant that we realize that we live in a city soon to contain a million of people —that is at the head of navigation of j the imperial river of the world— that we are at the gateway.- of Lake Superior and Lake Michigan —connected now with both by many railways, and to be connected by many more— that we are the central point where eontinen- ! THE SAINT PAUL DAILY GLOBE: SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 23, 1888.-— THIRTY-TWO PAGES. tal systems of railroads converge; that the territory naturally and irrev ocably tributary to us is equal to all Europe except Russia, and of unparal leled productive capacity in grains, stock, woods and minerals. We know the facts ; let us consider them: have the courage to accept the legitimate conclusions and have the satisfaction in the future of having in telligently planned for the great con tinental city which St. Paul is sure to be. H. S. Fairchild. mm ST. PAUL. POSTOFFICE. j . The St. Paul postoffice for the eleven months past anil December approxi mated continues to show a healthful in crease in the sale of stamps over the same of last year. Postmaster Lee naturally feels gratified at this strong rib owing. The office is in first-class condition and operating smoothly. The stamp sales for 1887 and 188. were: ■PR STAMP SALES. 1887. 188*-*. January $21,569 $24,929 February 19,951 22.972 March..*. 33,6-5 23.004 April 21,449 21.074 May 23,246 24,381 June 2 ,592 23,444 July 2 ',844 22,259 August .'.'.'.'..'."'.'. 22,772 24.344 September 20,566 '.2 431 October 24,253 28.374 November 23,356 24,479 December 24,565 20,701 Total $2*85,798 $301,992 Increase of 1888 over 1887, $36,194. . RECEIPTS. 1887. 1888. I January $381,730*41 $342,470 34 j February 283.137 98 3:85.58154 March ..*. .'173.0 11 02 352,067 57 April 350,39157 303,240 51 May .... 370.843 91 380,344 42 June 345,453 20 352.245 46 July 327.159 13 327,518 80 Augu5t. ....... 320.872 98 311,039 02 September 343,098 33 316,694 29 October 448,388 88 461.872 99 November.. 471.722 71 478,200 31 I • .ember 531,794 00 532,301 10 -j> ST. PAUL PARR. Great Building Improvements Made There Daring 1888. St. Paul Park has kept up its reputa tion for hustling during the past year by erecting nearly $300,000 worth of new \ buildings: St. Paul Knitting Works, (rebuild ing) $40,000 Minnesota Mattress Company 10. olio MeArthus Bros., railroad contract ors 20,000 Minnesota Harvester Company 12,000 St. Paul Park Carriage and S. Com pany 12,000 B-SIDE*?' :.*■ AMI STOCKS. 12, costing $3,100 to $5,000 each . $48,700 13, costing s2,loo t0 53,000 each.. 30,000 11, costing $1,000 to J2.ooo each.. 19,400 17, costinesl,lo*» to sl,soo each.. 17,300 20, costing $600 to each .... 18,500 9, costing $500 and under 7.200 .churches, Methodist, Baptist, Epis copal and Presbyterian '-"•.900 1 school " 3,500 1 Pullman avenue Prick depot 5,000 1 engine house 1.500 5 foundations, not yet built on l.Mi* Total, ninety four lactones and residences". $260,640 mm, A FAIR SKY IN VIEW. Our wheat exportatious are 10,000,000 bushels less from this section than in past years, which means $10,000,000 less in the country. To this fad is due the present stringency of the money mar ket and the depression in all business circles. I see in it no unhealthful sign, nor the slightest indication of panicky Limes. The storm is not a gale, but one of those business disturbances that al ways leave the atmosphere clearer after they have passed. It is well to note that debtors are meeting their obliga- j tions as well as last year, and that, under the circumstances, collections J from the country are better than one year ago. The rural district*- are strong! r, diversified fanning has devel oped more wealth, and a foundation has been laid that cannot be shaken. St. Paul jeal estate is as low to-day as it ever will be again, and those who can find any inside property to hay at the 1 present figures are fortunate. Whin our next move forward comes, the jump from the figures and data of to-day will be the greatest we have ever known. It is only a matter of holding on, a patient waiting until the return of good irons and easy money give to values a natural impetus. It is well that suburban values should not be inflated, for we must keep property there at reasonable figures for our laboring people to purchase and build homes upon. St. Paul is in a more solid and sub stantial condition for the new era of prosperity that must come than she has ever been in the past L. E. Reed, President of Capital Bank. ■*■» CHRISTMAS TREE TEACHING. The poplars shake, and the larches lean. With never a leaf to fall. But the sprays of the Christmas fir are green. Are gallant and green through all. Look up, look up. and bear thy part, Nor ever In sadness dwell; For the cheerful heart is the trustful heart That God loves well. Though it may not soar like the minster spire, The crown of the distant view. The lir looks skyward in deep desire, Ant) skyward it reaches, too. And I know that the humblest soul alive May labor ana love and pray: To heaven may look and to heaven may i strive, And point the way. Oh. fair is the fruit that the brave tree bears— j Wtiatevera heart might lack! To all who come of its store It spares. And naught for itself holds back. And here is the truth in my heart that lives, I tn beautiful lore the best— SI-SI. t •Sol be that receives, but he that gives ; Is truly blest- CARL DUNDER'S TALK. He Gathers the Children About Him and Tells I Them of The Merry Christmas Times j jY in the Land of His Birth. f He Shuts His Eye Quick' When His Boy * > Buys I •* ■ . * I A Watch Chain Which He Aft erwards Finds in His % Stocking. 3 . •"•¥ Now, shildren, if you like to listen to me, said Carl Dander, I shall tell you aboutlt Santa Claus oafer in Shermany. In dis country all der shildrens belief I he vhas nopody but father and mother, hut in Shermany he vhas an oldt mans in a fur coat und a eoonskin cap, and he tratels about mif"*six reindeers und a sledge. It makes me feel madt all oafer dot 1 find some shildren who doan' pelief in him no more. He vhas sooch a good oldt mans, und he takes sooch comfort mit his presents for shildren. clot some poy who says he doan' pelief in him should got a licking. Do 1 pelief in him? Of course I do! I doan' gif oop dot pelief in Santa Claus if you gif me ten hoonered dollars! Last year I see my oldt womans puy some fur cap in a shtore. Vhen 1 look in my shtocking on Christmas dere vhas a fur cap. Vhas it dot same cap. No. She puy a cap forherbrudder-lawin Spring wells. und dot cap of mine come from Santa Claus. 1 vhas awake vhen he comes on tier root* mil his reindeers and sleigh. Ker bells go tinkle! tinkle! und der cleers paw der snow, und 1 hear der oldt mans call oudt: '•Whoa! now! Dis vhas Carl Dander's place, und 1 vhas going down der shim nev to put a fur cap mit his bine shtock ing." Und last year I vhas in some shewelry shtore und 1 set* my poy Shako puy a watch chain. I shut oop my eyes, quick, for dot vhas not for inc. * Maype he like to puy dot chain for his uncle in Dearborn. On Christmas morning I finds some chain in my shtocking, but nopody can make mo pelief dot Shake put her dere. It vhas in der night some sleigh-bells woke me oop, und something goes rush! bang! on der root, und 1 hears some jolly oldt mans -ing mult: "Come, now, und pehave. yourselves some more. 1 vhas looking for Carl Dimeter's place, und I haf to go down his shimney unci see if he vhas ashleep. 1 like to leave a watch-chain in his sbtockins, and maype 1 give his wife a goldt ring.'' Und one time vhen I vhas a poy, I goes oudt in der earnings to drive oop der cows, ltvhascolctt und dark, und I vhas lonesome unci afraidt. Pooty soon a man mit a fur coat und cap I conies along.and he mile- all oafer.und he laughs clear down to his boots, unci he says to me: "Neafer mind, my poy— it vhas al-' most Christmas." "But I doan' get nuttings in my shtocking." "Doan' you? You shust wait and see. Which place you lit in." "In dot leedlc oldt house by der creek." ••Oh. yes, I notice dot place. Vhas it 1 a big shimney?" "Yes, she vhas." "Vhas you in petl early?" "1 vhas." "Vliell, you go along all right und see vhat happens. Maype you leaf tier big < gate open der night pefore Christmas., Maype Santa Claus like to drive in." und how you pose he vhas'.' Vhen * 1 gets up on Christmas day I haf a knife, some candy und two pictures-books in my shtocking. und my sister hears Santa Claus hen he drives oop mit his sleigh und says: ••Yes. (lis vhas der place vhere dot lecdle Dutch poy lits, und I like him to know 1 doan' forget him." If I vhas some shildren again I shut my eyes oop so tight as nefer vhas, und I p lief in Santa Claus so hard as efer I can, und 1 doan' let nopoby make me pelief he vhas not all right und der best oldt man in all dis world. -_» — St. Paul Furniture Company. Among the many enterprising firms in St. Paul none nap entitled to greater credit than the trio' of young men who compose the St. Paul Furniture Com pany, one of the most extensive and nourishing institutions in the city. Commencing business about a decade ago, their stock in trade for the most part consisted of pluck, energy and brains, and the close of this year finds them at the head of the column, as their extensive offices and manufactory, at "Sos. 16-2 and 104 West Fifth street," bear splendid and convincing testimony. Their plant has steadily grown and kept pace with their increased business, the volume of trade during the year about to close having shown a marked increase, attended by most satisfactory results. As designers in hard wood for interiors (their specialty) they have taken the lead in the Northwest, as is evidenced by the exquisite and artistic carvings which adorn many of the public resorts and private mansions of wealthy residents of St Paul, the present year, having witnessed the com pletion of a large number of extensive contracts, in the execution of which the most superb workmanship, both in exe cution and beauty and delicacy of taste and design, was brought into play. In addition to residence interiors and ap pointments, Messrs. Hanggi, Cady & Medlcke design and manufacture the most modern and approved styles in Church, Hotel and Drug Store Fixtures, another specialty being in word carving and designs in sideboards and bank counters. _ ST. PAUL VALUES. ■ The present rate of city taxation runs *_som 16 to IS>_* mills. The first five wards of the city are 183-. mills. On the .basis that past tax assessments have -.hgeri made and in their spirit of con servatism, I should say that if the pres ent rate of increase is healthfully main tained; St. Paul's assessed real estate valuation will be $300,000,000 in 1900. In -1(578 the assessed real estate valuation Of St. Paul was 816,231,619. and in ' 1887, ?T2.479,471. an increase of nearly 500 per "cent. • In 1880 the -assessed real estate valuation was -520,042,690, and iv 1888, |*}5,555.097, an increase of nearly 500 per cent. You will thus see that in predict ing JJSOO.OOO,OOO tor 1900 I only claim a gain of **00 per cent. That it may be $400,000,000 would not surprise me in the least. The following table shows the 'assessed real estate and personal valuations of St. Paul for the last ten years : v | Value Value I Total lear - ! Heal Estate.' Personal. | Taxation. 1878. $1ti,_31.619J $5,491,026J521.722,*t-5 1579.1 17.379,992 6.223,644 23,603,636 1880. •_0,04_,099 (>,9U7,3U1) ; 26,950,038 1-si. 20,198,161 8,759,-70 28.957,831 1882. 27.686,706 8,681.705 37.: 05. 411 1883. 31,623.373 11.954,518 43.577,-^9l 1884. 46,498,7401 14,263,565 «»0,7'!2.305 1885. 51,304,006 13.716,624] 65.020.630 1886. 68824,326 14.964,894 83.789.220 1887. 72.479,47]] 17,296.371 i -9.775,842 18S8. 98.885.0971 18,926,884 117,811,981 The aim of the assessor's office is in making up our records to get two thirds of the actual value of the real estate, but when all the work is. done it shows up about 50 per cent of the actual value. Personal property assessments average about 20 per cent of actual value. This being the case it is undoubtedly true that at the present time the actual value of St. Paul real estate is ■"'•-00.000,000, and of personal property •'•95,000,000, making a grand total of $-95,000,000 worth of real and personal property in St. Paul. 4c . DISHES FOR GUESTS. How the Barons feasted During the Anglo-Saxon Period. In England, during the Anglo-Saxon period, and under the Norman kings, the festival of the Saviour's nativity was ushered in by the display of a calm re ligious feeling, unmingled with the con sideration of mere. worldly enjoyments. With them th. practice prevailed of assembling upon the occasion the chief prelates and nobles of the kingdom, when the general affairs of the country were taken into consideration, but at the same time, and in order to give relief, as it were, to the councils, the guests were treated to a series of grand ban quets. One of the old romances had it: ■ Christmas i*. a time full honest, Kin-* Richard i- honored with great feast. All his clerks and barons Were set in their pavilions. And served with great plenty Of meat and drink and each dainty. At several of the entertainments of the period as many as 30,000 dishes were set before the guests. The favorite dish of all was the boar's head, which at the great banquets still retains the post of honor. -*§__9_| The days which were spent in delib eration and feasting gave up their nights to revelry, at which masques and mummings were varied with games of | chance and the tricks of mountebanks I and jugglers. I- This* was kept up for a period of twelve days, and it was rarely until the expiration of the closing night's de bauch that a time was found for a re turn to more serious proceedings. The custom of deckinc with ever greens the churches in England and Ire land dates from a very early period and was in all probability the continuation -, of a pagan rite. For this purpose the ! holly and the ivy were the most favorite evergreens, and they were looked upon as sacred emblems of the season. ■**— ■! J A Bachelor's Christmas. Omaha World. j Hrf t Bachelor— Did you have a happy Christmas? -^Second Bachelor— You bet I did. One of my shirts came back from the laun dry with all the buttons off. ■*-— A CHRISTMAS El-EGY. The holidays advance with measured tread, The enow -clouds drift athwart the somber skies, The average youngster early goes to bed To dream of Santa Claus and pumpkin pies. The baker kneads his dough with swifter : ease. And molds His wares in figures rare and ■ quaint. The kind confectioner, in hopes to please, Tips off his candies with fresh coats of paint. Full many a coltc-craap and mortal throe The dar"_. unfaUiomed depths of mince meat bear. Full many a soul the candy white as snow Has has"teu*d Heavenward, up the goiden stair. . Now lr.ugh- the* genial doctor all the while. And orders in "a column -.veil displayed," The undertaker wears a hopeful smile. " O'er prospects of a soon reviving trade. —Eugene Field. MORE AT THE *•**_< __________________________ ae ________o_CZ-____---Ba___B-_-_9M__-_---Bi % We have only about Forty Days more to close out our entire stock of Men's, Youths', Boys' and Children's Clothing and Furnish -7 / •/ ing Goods, Hats, Caps, and Umbrellas, and we have marked every thing at a price that will make it go. Our Closing Sale has made a sensation, and we will keep up the excitement till all is gone. NOW IS THE OPPORTUNITY OF YOUR LIFE To buy a Suit or Overcoat. Men's All- Wool Suits at $4, $5 and $6 just half price. Overcoats, immense variety; a saving to you on every one. Shirts, Fancy and White, laundried and unlaundried. A beautiful line of Night Shirts, some very fine ones, suitable for presents. Umbrellas, sterling gold and silver handles, at the UTK CLOSING SALE, *M:i_sr_sr*E!_A._?o__-i-3 . *__EB*B-''^HBBn_H-_MBH^BHBBHHBHHBBBHB''H---H-__l ROBERTS, BUTLER & CO., PROPRIETORS. WHOLESALE 23, 25, 27, and 29 Second Street North, MINNEAPOLIS. City Treasurer's NOTICE. Redemption Expiring Feb. If, 1889. CtTV Treasurer's Office, I St. PAUL. Minn., Nov. 10, 1888. S The owners and all parties interested in the within-described real estate are hereby notified that the time of re demption on the following described property will expire on the Hth day of February, 1889, and that a deed will bo issued by the city of St. Paul, on or ! after the Pith day of February, 1889, In accordance with the city charter, upon presentation to the city Comptroller of the following unredeemed City Treas urer'- certificate of salo for property situated in the city of St. Paul, and sold by him on the 11th day of February, 1880, to satisfy a judgment against tho same rendered by the district court of tho county of Ramsey, in the state of Min nesota, for the following improvement, unless redeemed on or before the 11th day of February, IBS'*. The sum given below will be the amount necessary to redeem the lot, with interest and cost figured to the day win ii redemption expires. The certificate against the within lot marked with a star is not held by this owner of the property, and should be looked after by the owner. CHANGE OF GRADE ON-MINNE TIAIIA STREET, FROM EAST SEVENTH (7 I'll) STREET TO BURR SIREET. Schurmeier'- Seventh Street Addition. No. of Supposed owner and Am't of Cert, description. Lot. Block. Red'mp 1104* John P Carlson 83 1 $09.00* All in the city of St. Paul, Ramsey county, Minnesota. GEORGE REIS, City Treasurer. Nov. 11-r.w-Su ___ CONTRACT WORK. Grading Alley in Block 29, Kitt- X son's Addition. Office Board of Public Works, _ City of Si. Paul. Minn., _>ec.l8,188& f Sealed bid.-* will be received by the Board of Public Works in and for the corporation of the city of St. Paul, Min nesota, at their office in said city, until 12 m.on the ''Ist day of December, A. 0. 1888, ior grading the alley in block 29, Kittson's addition to St. Paul, in said •ity, according to plans and specifica tions on file in the office ol 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 ac company each bid. The said Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids. R. L. GORMAN. President Official: W. F. Euwiv, 354-»H Clerk Board of Public Works. na 9 I Mil I Fresh Home-Mads RHI llf I Candy every da II ill 1 I I I at Mack's Candy UH 1 1 I I ' Kitchen. 100 East 11 1 1 U I 8 Seventh Street. NT rUAirW Ph. Da Analytical . UaallUl, and Technical Chem ist; Office and Lab. No. Sim Jackson street, St. Paul, Minn. Personal atten tion given to all kinds of Assaying, Ana lyzing and Testing. Chemistry applied to all arts* and manufactures.