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The Three Balls Are Wedded to the Wages of Sin. Unfortunates Out of Work Pledge Their Trinkets for Filthy Lucre. Touching- Story of a Young Girl Who Redeemed Her Treasure. Exorbitant Interest and a Callous Heart the Road to Wealth. HE sign of the three balls, It is a familiar one. and in all large cities is met with at every turn, suspended above the doors of a vast number of business bouses, from tiie cheap junk shops to the more pretentious establi shmeuts, where cosllyjewels and precious stones sparkler througli French plate glass to dazzle the eyes ol passers-by. Under these signs daily pass a vast, army of unfortunates victims of the treacherous, ever changing wheel of fortune, which grinds out millionaires to-day, and to-morrow , reduces them ie actual want, and plunges them into the depths of poverty. The procession forms with the opening of the shops in the early morning, when a trinket is pledged in raise the price of a break fast, and i-; maintained until closing hours, when a needed article of wear ing apparel is parted with, in order tc secure a night's lodging. And such a procession it is, formed of all Kiln!.-:, classes and conditions of men, women and children, among whom are the well to-do who are temporarily embarrassed, the poor out of work, the once ullluciit who are reduced to poverty tin* wild individual who is always "broke," the unpecunious young man who has squandered his week's earnings in a night's folly, tin* reckless gambler who has lost all his ready money and must raise a "--take'" for another trial, and tin needy poor who go regularly to pledge some little article until pa) day. out of work. The amount ot pathos nnd unadulterated misery conveyed in tlese three words i- inexpressible; and whenever heard is a harbinger nt trouble with the pawnbrokers' shops in the per spective of the gloomy picture. OUT OF WOKK means out of money, and one by one articles of personal adornment, treas ures, needed articles of wearing ap pare! and household goods are dis posed of, unlit the victim finds himself in need of food, fuel, light, shelter and everything which makes life desirable. Willi men. misfortune and discourage ment often lead to suicide; among women, the heart-sickness, persistent struggle ami vain search for employ: ment produces settled melancholy or degradation. It is not always the un employed who suffer from want. There are in th.* city hundreds of poor people, a large percentage of whom an* women, who are forced to ceaselessly labor day after da} at a compensation upon which it is next to impossible to sub sist A down-town pawnbroker, speaking of this class and their miseries, related a pitiable story to a Gi.ore reporter, *• It was about a year and a half ago. a -1 remember the circumstance," lie said, ••when a pretty, modes! girl, about nineteen years of age. apparently from the country and innocent of the wick edness of city lite, came into our place of business. With great timidity she produced a trinket from the folds of her dress, and asked if -he could secure an advance upon it. The article was highly prized, perhaps a token from a departed parent or a lover, and the girl was greatly surprised on being informed that we could advance only a dollar. The jewel was parted with, though, and the needed money secured. She was working, she said, but could hardly make a living. An increase of pay had been promised her in a few days and she would redeem her pledge. The month had nearly rolled round when she called again, bin was paler and thinner. Her wages had not been in creased, but she had managed to gather together a sufficient sum ro i:i'i>i:r.M nun Tur.Asrnt:.* During the next few months tho trinket was in our possession and re deemed many times, the girl on each successive appearance looking weaker and more dispirited. As is always the case, the keepsake was pawned once too often; the month passed and it was still in our safe. We kepi it several weeks longer and finally placed it in the show case. During this time I had often speculated upon the fate of the poor girl, only to have my curiosity gratified lather unexpectedly and to my dis comfort. She appeared at the door one afternoon in a carriage, accompanied by another woman, and entered the store. She was nicely dressed and appeared no longer in want, but her air of innocence was wanting, and the general appear ance and demeanor of her companion told but too plainly the late that had befallen her. The keepsake was pur chased and with tears in her eyes she left the store. "This is only one of the many cases we have every day before us," he con tinued, "and we have a vast amount of misery thrust upon us. Among the poor working women and girls are found the most disheartening eases, and with holding condemnation, we barn not only to pit} the few that do fall in the great battle against poverty, but to have increased respect to: the many who so bravely contend against poverty and sin. with but little iii prospect for them that is brighter than death." Though there Is little that could be called comical in the daily life of a broker, all cases coming under his observation are not as sad as the cne cited. Careless, happy, go-lucky gambler, whose personal property consists of two diamonds, a watch and chain and an old revolver, has these articles in and out of pawn every few days, and cares but little where they are. It seems to be an unwritten LAW AMONG PAWXISP.OKEKS that one-fourth of the actual value of any pledge is all that any broker will offer, but in the gambler's 'case an ex ception to the law proves the rule. He is a regular customer, always redeems, and never grumbles about the interest chanted, and his broker will actually advance him money above the value of bis pawns. The amount he receives ou each article was long since established, and when he rushes in. divests himself of his valuables and places them on the counter, the clerks know just how much to advance, and the transac tion is consummated without a word on either side. He is often too deeply engaged in gaming to take the goods j personally, and it is not uncommon to | see the colored porter of a poker room ' to serve as his proxy, the articles being ! so often in "pawn that every clerk j Knows them at once. During the last few years the number of pawnshops has * greatly increased, aud it is a paying business. The rates of interest are enormous, and in cases where the pledge is not re deemed the broker sells the article and obtains a handsome return, as it is sel dom a good price is paid for an article when pledged, 'llie man behind the counter must be dead to sympathy, oblivious to pity and hardened to insult. He must stand behind the counter with perfect self-possession. If he says "$2" there is no use to request $-.50, and the customer must accept of the inevitable and will in the majority of cases part with his treasures before leaving the shop. ma. MAINZKK BUILDING. An Ornament to tho City and a Model Business Structure. The new building of Hon. Jacob -lainzer, Wabasha street, in the Custom House block, is now completed and ready for tenants. The building is four stories In height, and most substan tially built, with a handsome front, show ing architectural beauty and the good taste and liberality of the owner, The lust noor pro* lues a spacious -.* re room, light and well ventilated, with a large vault for the safekeeping of books ami valuables. The second floor is entirely devote to Judge Maiuzer's real estate and ab stract business, to which he lias devoted many years of his life. In addition to ! the busbies office, which is lifted up in the style of a banking room, several apartments are assigned to the corps of \ assistants this extensive business re- 1 quires. A feature of the office is the I capacious fire-proof vault, which i- fitted with metal cases, pigeonholes, •__., for the filing and safekeeping of all deeds and papers. The work if the Mainzer Abstract ofiice is conducted upon his copyright system, which gives treble check on each transfer and entry relating to real estate, In addition to! this, lie ha- in connection with hi- Ab- ' -tract records a Personal Index, -•• | called, showing what each person owns i or ever did own in Ramsey count}, which is the only one in existence in tin i county, lie also keeps a regular Mort gage Index, showing every deal and ail recorded liens affecting real estate. Ms inzer's system is simply perfection, and with his records is worth millions to property owners in Ramsey county. I The third and fourth floors of the building are in office rooms, which may ' be occupied in suites or singly, as ten ants desire, and are very desirable for lawyers and others. The building i heated by steam, supplied with water and all first-class conveniences. It is a model of neatness, taste and adapta bility for its purposes. we AN UPRIGtJ « JUDGE. The career of Judge Rascal K. Brill, of the Ratnse* county bench, has been one of marked success. The youngest member of the bench, bis deei-ioei have attracted marked attention tor Un conscientious study which the* revealed and the judicial character of the man. Brought into juxtaposition with as old and successful jurists as Judges Wilkin and Simonß,Judj**e Brill lias not unfavor ably commanded the attention of the people, and added a new light to the bench of which Ramsey county is justly j proud. As a judicial and social light of j St. Paul he must be ranked among the foremost. Christians "Stockings. It is better to have your stocking filled than to have to till one. Judge. Fat girls fill stockings the best.— Waterloo Observer. Don't expect to find a brown-stone front In your stocking.— Phi ( Call. j Christ evolution -from stock to' stocking.— Good-ill's Sun. j A good motto for Christmas stocking- J fillers— Socket tuum. — Pittsburg Chroh- j icle. Wl*-', most people will find in their j Christmas stockings— corns. — Lowell : Courier. The children are already hunting up 1 the biggest stockings that are to be I found.— Boston Post — THE CHRISTMAS BALL. We were sitting, after waltzing, On the stairs. He. before I could forbid it. Stole a rose, eie yet 1 missed ':. And. as tenderly be kissed it, •Swiftly in his pocket hid it. Unawares. We were talking after waltzing, (.'a the stairs. I haa said that he should ru? ir. And a lecture 1 intended. j Which I think be apprehended; I was kissed before I knew It, Unawares. We were silent, after waltzing. On the stairs. 1 had stormed with angry feeling. Hut he spoke love, never heeding. And my eyes fell 'neath his pleading. All my depth of love revealing. Unawares. THE SAINT PAUL DAILY GLOBE: SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 23, 1888.— TIIIRTY-TWG PAGES. BUSTLING NORTH ST. PAUL A City of No Mean Proportion, in Itself. ONE MILLION IN TWO YEARS. A Healthy, Steady Growth That Au gurs Well for the Future. The progress of North St. Paul dur ing the year 1883 has been fully up to the promise of its marvelous begin nings in the previous year. In May. IS-37, the first operations in the line of building up this manufacturing suburb were inaugurated. The North St. Paul Land company had purchased of Henry A. Castle nearly 1,000 acres of land one mile northeast of the city limits of St. Paul, on the Wisconsin Central railroad, and platted it. into an extensive townsite, The work of ] i m provement I went on so vigorously that by Oct. 1, 1887, at the close of build ing operations that season, over twen ty-two miles of streets had been graded, five miles of sidewalk laid, ten factories built and in operation, two hotels, a fine school building, seven churches, live depots, more than fifty stores, and, perhaps, 300 dwellings bail been erected. This growth was phenom enal, unprecedented, even incredible to all who had not actually witnessed its progress or results. The doubt remained whether it was justified by the facts, and whether it would be maintained. When the comparative dullness in real - state matters came in 1888, the remark was very general that if North St. Paul '-held it- own*' it would be doing remarkably well. But the record of the season just closed shows that it has done far more than this that it has progressed in actual improvement and in the solidification and crystallization of its elements of prosperity to au extent that removed all doubt a.-, to its permanent success. The following are among the improvements made at North St. Paul during IS88: The J. G. Earhuff Organ and Piano company established, occupying a live -tor* brick building which cost $20,000, employing eighty men. producing eight organs daily, and using nearly $100,000 capital in its business. The North St. Paul Manufacturing company established, occupying exten sive buildings in the manufacture of packing boxes, employing ?J.*3,000 capi tal and twenty to thirty men. The Phoenix lion Works company, re moved from St.Cloud,occupyingoneand Two-story new brick buildings, seven in number, in tie* manufactuie of milling macninery, with a working capital of about $100,000, and employing 80 to 100 men. Several minor manufacturing estab lishments, all prosperous and progress ive. About two miles of wide and beauti ful streets in the business center re duced to an easy, permanent grade and provided with sidewalks and cross walks. Side hacks laid and grading done on the tract of twenty-two acres reserved tor tin* Wisconsin railroad, pre paratory to the erection of its extensive car -hop- in the near future. A bank established, organized under the state laws, with $25,000 capital. A flourishing building association in full running order, and other financial In stitutions inaugurated. A new hotel, tin* Commercial house, built by private enterprise and opened to a prosperous business. Two apartment houses containing thirteen tenements and a store, con structed at a cost of $18,000. Work well advanced in sinking an artesian well, with a view of supplying the prospective city with water, and a contingent possibility of striking natural gas, the much-sought desideratum of ail this region. Extensive improvements on the shores of Silver lake, which lies embedded in the northern section of the town site, a; i lends a feature of beauty to the lo cality, which is destined to make of North St Paul one of our most perma nently popular suburban resort-. Ten thousand shade tree- planted along the streets and avenues of the embryo city, adding greatly to its at tractiveness. A town hall and engine house costing $3.000, built and supplied with an ef fective fire engine and complete ap paratus. Twelve two-story brick stores, a two story brick printing office, and fifteen frame stores built, nearly all two stories high, and all of substantial construction. Seventy dwellings built and occupied by their owners, many of them, notably those of Editor McKenney. of the Sen tinel, and Dr. X. S. Lane, fully equal in architectural design and finish to the better class of city residences. In the new .buildings and improve ments mentioned in the above sum mary, at least $301,000 in cash has been expended during ISSS. which, added to $650,000 expended the previous year, ikes a grand total of about $1,000,000 actual investments, beside- perhaps al most an equal amount in machinery, material, merchandise, and other tangi ble property. Besides these entirely new structures, all the previously built factories, business buildings and resi dences have, of course, been materially improved during this, the second year of their existence— so that, upon" the whole, the town of North St Paul en ters upon the new year of I>*-'.' in a con dition of increased solidity and pros perity which few communities can boast of excelling. Its prospects for the future can be safely measured by its achieve ments in the recent past Robert Seeger. It is perhaps not generally known that the city of St. Paul is the possessor of a manufacturing institution quite unique, which in its way reflects great credit . upon the enterprise of its proprietor, and at the same time redounds favorably to the interests of the city at large. Allusion is made to the manufacturing concern conducted by Robert Seeger at No. 200 East Seventh street, the manu factory and headquarters of Gasoline Goods in St. Paul, and the principal depot for the celebrated '•Jewel" Gaso line stoves, of which 1,200 have been sold this year, and also the main agency ■ for the Rochester Hanging and Standing Lamps, of which he carries the largest and most elegant variety in the city. Mr. Seeger is also the heaviest dealer in illuminating oils in St. Paul, his busi ness in this respect having expanded to such an extent as to call for the con struction of three oil tanks, with a ca pacity of from 300 to 500 barrels each, now in course of completion on Hya cinth street. Mr. Seeger has made the study of il luminating oils a specialty, and in this particular he is perhaps the most thor oughly posted man in the city, his suc cess in all that appertains to the sub ject having been both substantial and gratifying. Another important feature of his ex tensive business is the manufacture of fine umbrellas and gold-headed canes, and there may now be inspected the most complete assortment of these eoods to be found in the Northwest, in cluding Parisian styles, and novelties of his own design and manufacture. OUR CHRISTMAS OBLIGATION*. Good Deeds and Good Will Have Always Marked the Day. In the Middle Ages, in England, the obligations of Christmas were strongly marked. The old rhymster. Tusser, born in 1515, after living a courtly life under the shadow of the throne for many years, says the London Queen, became a Suffolk farmer. In his dog gerel verses, which are still quoted under their old title of "Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry," he said: Let Christmas be merry and thankful within. And feast the poor neighbors, the great and the small. In Poor Robin's Almanac for IGS4, more than a century after Thomas Tus ser had been merry and thankful for his last Christmas, the same spirit of hos pitality was enforced. "Writing of Christmas, Poor Robin says: Now trees their leafy hats do bare, To reverence Winter's silver hair; A handsome hostess, merry host, A pot of ale. and now a toast, Tobacco and a good coal fire. Are things this season doth require. But before Poor Robin had issued the lines we have extracted there had been written a poem which Leigh Hunt rightly calls "the finest Christmas carol ever written by an Englishman, 'The Ode or Hymn to the Nativity,* " which, although composed by Milton when he was but a youth, contains within it as line lines as auy he ever produced. The universal peace that reigned throughout the world at the date of the Nativity is described in language that Milton only could have employed: Nor war nor battle's sound Was beard the world around. The idle spear and shield were high up hum:: The hooked chariot stood Unstained with hostile blood: The trumpet spake not to the armed throng: And kind's sat still with aiivful eye, As if they surely knew tbeir sovran Lord was nigh. A SOLDI UK BRAVE. There is not an officer nor private of the old Minnesota war regiments who does not carry some where in his heart a kindly memory of lien. J. W. Bishop. A man of inflexible purpose, given to ac tions mo than words. Gen. Bishop has played a pari in the history of Minne sota never to be for gotten. If be was a gallant soldier, he proved no less suc cessful as a railroad manager, and now as a financier of th" Capital City. His home on Mackubin street is one of the most charming ou the "Hill." -*t_ T THE present age every one de sires, when fit ting up their home, to have the necessary fixtures as or nate as is con sistent with use- fulness. There is nothing that will beautify and animate the interior of a dwelling so much as handsome and carefully selected ('as Fixtures. A per son desiring to secure something nice iv this line does not have to send East to gratify his desires, for a complete and varied collection of Chandeliers, Brackets. Piano Lamps, etc., of rich and novel designs as were ever con ceived by the ingenuity of man, can be found at the numbing* Establishment of J. J. Dunnigan, 220 East Seventh street. This is one of the oldest firms in this line of business in the city, and in past years have made quite a reputa tion as Sanitary and Plumbing Experts. . *•_*» A PEN-SI LAY, Differently Affected. With a dread now the heart of the mother will quake. And her love for her boy will be ever awake. While the cause of her worry the doctor states. For the urchin's been given a new oair of skates. —Boston Budget, , . v_B______P n«MH gj Pi Bj - I^^^JB _ B-L— JB I ■» ja **H-_e-__-___P _o____r , ___i •BSL-.-gP Xl Xl 9 SP _____=________« _rl Bf_f ■— t As it nears the Holiday time, we all naturally feel generous, and our purse-strings loosen. This is as it should be, yet it is well worth our generosity to combine a grain of good horse sense and not be foolish enough to buy Xmas presents of no worth. We feel that we can show you more useful arti cles—good, honest value— that will be used every day by the person receiving it. For instance, a nice Smoking Jacket. Ours are Welch, Margetson & Co.'s; they are the best; every one marked Welch, Margetson & Co. on hanger; these goods at cost. We show more fine and medium Neckwear than any other three houses combined— over 400 dozen in all. Silk Handkerchiefs and Mufflers. Elegant Gold and Silver-Mounted Umbrellas. Plain and Fancy Night .Shirts. Perrin's, Dent's or Fownes' Gloves. Handsome Linen Handkerchiefs, plain, hemstitched or fancy, a half dozen of which make an acceptable gift. English Collars and Cuffs, or Earl & Wilson's Goods. Plain and Fancy Silk Suspenders. Full lines of Fisk, Clark & Flagg's Holiday Neckwear, Suspenders and Night Shirts. Silk, Holroyd's and Imported Fine Underwear. Fancy Hosiery, Silk, Woolen or Cotton. Martin's London-Dye Alaska Seal Caps. Plush Caps. Knit Caps of every style. Children's Fancy Caps in great variety. *$12, $15, $16 AND $18 SUITS AT $9.88!* Hundreds of our customers have taken advantage of this grand sale the past three days. Those that have not, should be here to-morrow. You do not often get an opportunity to buy a $16 or $18 Suit at $9.88. We guarantee it for to-morrow. Sale ends to-morrow at 11 p. m. Only one v day more before Xmas. Save time, worry and money to-morrow in buying presents, by coming direct to headquarters. _____________________o____i__-_---_____________H___a_____________i Boys' and Children's Suits & Overcoats at Lowest Prices Out-of-town trade solicited. Any garment in our mammoth stock sent C. 0. D. on approval to any part of the great Northwest STORE CLOSED XMAS at 12 M. Sharp. ___________-_-__H_-_________________l-___H__-_-__--______________l ;Eyan Building,- Corner Seventh and Robert Streets, St. Paul. — — — -— — ________________ ____________ __________ ___ _____ ______________ ________________________________________________________________ THE McARTHUR HAT AND GOAT RACK ! PATENTED. ' ■i**'** "■■*''" ,^s *^^^MBra-^'*_ff»^^^-Jv'^ i " wts_? S3_S_k_/^6__MBfe^*^^ti.«j*-ij -i'tviiL. __- J *?i **'"^ . .__^^^_.'i-"^'- 4*" * **7^j> *V^i**t p^"**_ > *f^Lr^*v^ j*T *J^_i^2r _HK__»P' -f 1 * ' " jp - '-■ &B* i v%^*j^.r".~***v^k > : '^T_ T * i i*lvS^^|pyH^ffßH • i tf lr^ _ d-JT" wF*j_ fti^'^ i~^v' ' *■ "Ify^-SWre^^-BBT-itsh^^-S—^t^__^_aaßr____-___S*H ££.' *"! jf * s**"Y ,C .'ißj'j'*' t-^B^^i *T*»*rP^^ L k'r* l '^B^9Kil i-uff'^'V' > ■*.**' ' '** '< Seventeen patterns in Antique Oak, Cherry, Mahogany or Silk Plush finish. Lacquered Brass trimmings. Beveled French Mirrors. Any furniture dealer or the manufacturers. ST. ANTHONY FURNITURE COMPANY, St. Anthony Park, Minn. HOTEL RAFAEL! San Rafael, California. The finest winter and summer resort in the world. Climate perfect. Fiity minutes ride from San Francisco. Frequent communication with the large cities. This elegant hotel has been lust opened, and is without question one of the best appointed hotels in this country. It is located on a knoll overlooking the valley and directly facing Mount Tam alpais. Drives and scenery unsurpassed. The chef de* cuisine has "a national reputation. E!egat>t grounds. Rates 53 to $3.50 per day, 517.50 to 520 per week, according to rooms. Special rates by the month. " W. E. X A N"I»EK. "Manager. We Pride Ourselves on the Fact That We Are a First-Class rr — •-■'^■^g.'-v*--.*' <-.-■•- — ■ ■■ r - «-■ -. .- — - — *fT7« — : — . , ■ ; HP>*- -j-...- '.'--/ -*, j Installment I &-**-■ ■•- **%■ ■■■. •.-- -.;■ ■ ■■■■•■ *' '' *" I g*V * •■■ • ■■- ' FURNITURE AND OA-S.AET House In every sense of the word. We sell in all departments goods of unquestioned | merit, and at prices to correspond with the low factory prices of this fall. We call especial I _ tention to the fact that we charge no interest for the time contracted for. - * at Uespectfully yours, SMITH dc rABWEJLL, u3O and __ __. -event*. St. ST. PAUL. ! GAR NO. 3588 Unloaded For Us 50 BED ROOM SUITS ! Anions' Them "We Pave I 20 SUITS Which We Offer as a Special at $15 PER SUIT If Interested Call Early During the Week. S. N. ADLER FURNITURE GO. 264 & 266 E. Seventh St .\ :':■:'■'■• ■. j|Bfe*li__K__H _____f^:- ■** • _^^fe*' ■'■ •:':'■>:'/■'■ F. B. NEWELL, DENTIST! Better known as CTIIAKO. THE PAINLESS DENTIST, who pleased the public Extract ing Teeth on the Fair Grounds this fall, is now at home, and can be found at bis office, 150 Wabasha street, corner Eighth, and is now prepared to perform all operations in Painless Dentistry. All Work Warranted. EXAMINATION FREE. MJ.OJRIEN FURS FURS I FURS I SEAL SACQUES, SEAL" JACKETS, SEAL NEWMARKETS. Men's Fine Mink, Otter and Beaver Coats. Finest Buffalo Coats in Northwest. 424 Jackson St., Near Seventh. Unnp «'lumnsof "Want* ads. in the Globe muiv t iail j n an y other paper. 21 Watonwan Valley Stock Farm ! Garden City, Bine Earth county, -flan Importers of English Shire and I'ercho ron stallions. Fifty now on hand. Prices low, easy terms. St. Paul office, 201 Eagle street. CITY PRINTING City Clerk's Office, I St. I'ai i., Dec. 20, 1&98. f Sealed proposals, which must lie marked "Proposals for City Printing," will be re ceived lay the President of the Common Council of this city at a meeting of said coun cil to be held ou Friday, Dec. 28, 1888, at 7:30 o'clock p. sou, at the Council Chamber in the Cily Hall, for publishing in a dally newspaper of general circulation within the City of St. Paul, and which li»« been pub lished not less than two years, the proceed ings of the Common Council and the various Hoards and Departments of the city govern ment, and of all tbe notices and advertise ments, of whatever nature, required by law to ba published in the otiicial paper nt the city. Tiie undersigned will furnish bidders on Saturday, the '--d inst., with sample copies of the principal forms of legal notices, ad vertisements, etc.. showing the number of times such notices are to be published, as re quired by law. So bill will be entertained by the Common Council unless accompanied' ov triplicate copies of advertisements, whose forms are to __ furnished as aforesaid, from type set up by the bidder in the exact form in which be proposes to execute his contract, with price noted at the foot of each advertisement for the total number of insertions of the adver tisement, us required by law, computed at the offered price per inch. Tlie said copies accompanying the bid accepted are to be at tached to the contract and form a part of the fame, and no claims under such contract shall be paid if too advertisement or notice, etc., shall be dis played or spread out to any greater length than Is exampled in the specimens attached to said contract as above referred to, nor in case said advertisements, etc., shall be crowded into less space than shown by such samples. The Common Count il reserves the right to direct the form of advertisements and the space they shall occupy, which, in such case, shall be paid for at pro rata prices to those fixed in the contract. All proposals must be accompanied by a bond in the sum of ten thousand dollars, with two or more responsible sureties, guarantee ing the faithful performance of contract if awarded. In bidding the prices paid under the pres ent contract with the City Printer shall be made the maximum rate. The Common Council reserves the right to reject any and all olds. By order of Common Council. THO!**. A. PR EH OAST, CHry Cleric. 356-8-1 jß&_"^7**i *Jpmmm\\m\m^m*a*aWmm\\ BEST TEETH, $8. Cu Hum's Painless Method of Tooth Extraction, FlLLllsra-, - TJ-?. Cor. 7th ar.d >bas ia. St. Paul.