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JOBBING AND MANUFACTURES. St. Paul's Jobbing Trade Surpasses All Previous Years in Its Value and the Notable Increase of Firms. One Hundred and Eighteen Millions the Sum Total Value ot Supplies Shipped to the North western World. The Great Trade Arms of the Capital City Reach ing Out to All Points of the World's Compass. Manufactures Hold Their Own and More, Showing a Healthy Gain Over the Years When Times Were Livelier. The pride and glory of St. Paul is her Jobbing trade, and it is with pardona ble gratification that the Globe pre sents an exhaustive review of its status lor the past year. Her railroads are wonderful in their extent; her palaces of trade have no equal in the North west; her public improvements and private enterprises acknowledge no superior ill their own field. But above all these, towers as first and greatest her jobbing trade. She is the supply market, the commissary, the food and clothing source, the trade center of a territory in wealth, fertility and re sources unequaled by any other in the union of thirty-eight stale's. The ex- I tent of this territory may be better un- ' derstood by the use ol a few figures: Sq. Mill Population Area of Minnesota "05 1,250,000 Area of Dakota 1-1/.7 O GOO.O 0 Area of Molilalia 145.310 300.000 Area of Wisconsin 51. -155 1.5'»o,O00 Area of lowa 55.175 1,750,000 Total I 82, 1 45 5, 100.000 s.j. Miles Attn of Norway 122.82'" Area of Sweden 170,927 Area of Spain 11)3,171 j Total 1-86,921 Area of Great Britain and Ireland... 121.571 Area of Germany '_< 18.024 Area of Italy 11-1,3x0 Totals 4 14,575 i Minnesota, Dakota, "Montana, North- ! crn lowa and \\ estern Wisconsin look j naturally to St. I'aul as their great trade center. ere the animosity of certain i railroads to St. Paul removed, nothing I could prevent her from wresting from _«__. _. ... THE ABERDEEN — fc " Chicago a trade now partially nomi nated by her in Wisconsin and lowa. St. Paul, as the great railroad center ol the Northwest; and under a fair rule of Just rales and honest competition, would leave the Windy City badly in the lurch. 'I hal this will eventually bo the case no one doubts. The natural territory tributary to St. Paul is ihn- seen to be but little less than the combined areas of Norway, Sweden and Spain, and considerably more than the commnea areas oi i*reai Britain and Ireland. Germany and Italy. And this area -one-ninth that of the whole United state- contains al ready *** uopulalioii of over 5.000,000 in habitants, and the capacity ill soil, room and resources to sustain ten times that number. No better illustration can be given of what relations Ibis area and these peo pie have entertained toward each other during the past twelve months than by presenting the trade figures, or jobbers' Business, of St. Paul for that time. The table and statistics following contain the number of firms in business during the year, the sum total of business transacted by each jobbing department, and the increase over 1887 and over 1886. Collected by careful inquiry among the jobbers and the commercial a sondes, they represent as accurately as it is possible for such statistics to do ! so the magnitude of the jobbing trade of the Saintly City. TOTAI [ZED. No. firms doing business in 1887 .. .. 513 No.' firms doing business in 1888 '*i- Increase over iss7 135 Total value lobbing of 18^7.... 5101.1 62.n0- Total value Jobbing of 1888 ... 118.5t'7,200 lucretiKi* ■•■ is*-*- over i*--*, : . . n*...;-.'o Increase of lt'Sßover 1886. . 34,156.800 In ascertaining these data the method pursued by the Glow-**, and which comes highly recommended from A. 1). Tall madge, secretary of the chamber of commerce, was to ascertain as far as possible from each lineof trade the per cent of increase in business over last AT THE HEAD OF SUMMIT. rear. In doing this forty represents- 1 tive lilies on Third, Fourth and Fifth ; Streets were seen. The total aggregate j Of the per cent given by them was 625, Which, divided by 40, makes 15 per cent the average gain for the year over 1887. It was then easy from the data of last year to determine ihe approximate trade values of the year. The opinion of Mr. Tallmadge may be accepted as authority that the process will prove to be the most accurate of any yet devised. There were a number of trade lines \ -Which had an increase of over 85 per cent, and some less than 15 percent '1 he dry goods trade increased over 20 I percent; grain, flour and commission over 30 per cent; groceries nearly 20 per cent; provisions and dressed meats 15 per cent. 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ISO O C CO C won ego b e'eb'-b c b '_*: b i .-•-•B co: c o-eoo o o _-i o o ceo o coc-c c c co _■ ' H"ts>-* >_ ';- SI _■ -.*'-•'_. c: &£*!:& ts :.: *. .*-*-> (» f--*: ccc* ►- ic-u*--' -i c at; —I*^2 z- : —* *-;-,""■ *-."- w c cw piece a cob c -.;c:3 o o o-i c i P"; S c s "_ o 5x =_2 § _: o.* o _ _-_ oo o cocc ooe cc c I The manufacture of barrels, for one j of the young industries, lias reached I the not inconsiderable sum of $300,000, j an increase for the year of 50,0t0 odJ | dollars. Despite high license the brewers' J supplies trade has couched the mark at i $100,000, an increase of $150,000 since 1886. The manufacture of bricks, carried i on In West St. Paul ami suburban j points, is valued for the year at 1750,000, j an increase of $110,000 since 1887. The confection* trade, now become ! firmly established, increased in value 10 per cent this year, doing a total busi- * ness Of $900,000. Crockery and glassware, lamps, etc., ; aggregate "*750,00. an increase of 190,01 0, The furniture trade, including bed ding, passed the million mark before the twelfth month of the year was 1 A ST. PAUL RESIDENCE. reached, an.l will stop on Dec. 31 not short of $1,060,000,** an increase of 1810,- j 000. Fruits reached $1,150,001-, an in-* crease of 1350,000 over 188 '». . I The grain, Hour and commission bust- 1 ness has probably more firms engaged ; in it than any other jobbing line in the | city; for the schedule made by the Globk shows that ninety firms have j engaged in it this year. and have done a I business of nearly $4,000,000 more than ; last year. . The gun. pistol and ammunition trade 1 has held its own at $350,000, a slight iv- crease over last year. Hats, caps and furs, and hides and furs did an aggre gate business of $3,150,000, an increase of $1350,000 over IS-*-.". ~~~~ i— lncrease Over— ISS3. 13*?7. 18SG. Jewelr- fCOO.OOO $ 150.000.5200,000 Junk.. 242,000 13.000 2»,300 Leather and saddlery... 1,433,000 110,000 330,000 Lime, "ce ment, eta. 4*50.000 30,000 30. 000 Millinery.... 710,000 30,000 210.000 Musical in struments.. 572,000 103,000; 150,000 THE SAINT PAUL DAILY GLOBE: SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 23, 1883.— THIRTY-TWO PAGES. The increase in the live-stock traffic is of course due to the impetus given to the business by the South St, Paul en terprises. The total transactions are estimated at $4,100,000. a" increase over 1886 of the enormous sum of $1,100,000. Considering how short a time the devel opment of this traffic has been carried ou, the figures for 188S are considered to l>e a sure guarantee of the perma nency of St. Paul's live stock trade, and its development, in time, to the propor tions of that of Chicago. The lumber trade has been more than flourishing, with a total value of trans actions of $0.-50,000, an increase since 18% of $1,750,000. The machinery trade has been $2,050, --000; notions, $1,000,000; printing ma terials. $1-25,000; sash, doors and blinds, $1,610,000; trunks. $900,000; wagons, $950,000; wines and liquors, $3,100,000, and provisions" $5.5*"0,000. In the mis cellaneous jobbing lines, such as could not be correctly classified under the above heads, there are ninety-one firms, which did a total business in 1888 of $5,420,000. ESP'SS These statistics, collected after days of research by the Globe's staff, hardly need the corroboration of the number less interviews scattered throughout this issue and from the jobbers of St. Paul. Vet the two taken together bear magnificent evidence to the solidity and prosperity of the Gateway city. That in the face of two successive fail ures of crops and the dullness of a cam paign period the jobbing trade should disburse $118,000,000 worth of goods to the Northwestern world, speaks vol umes for the enterprise of her mer chants and the resources they command. The continued increase of railroad facilities, and new competition brought with them, bring to the jobbers new territory, fairer transportation rates and a greater volume of trade. The opening of a new road like the Sault Ste. Marie, giving a route to the seaboard independent of Chicago and her roads, but adds to the inde pendence of the St. Paul jobbing trade, an for years the attitude of the Duluth road has enabled the jobbers to be com paratively free for a valuable part of the year from this same Chicago de pendence. The new rail connection to Yankton, through Mr. Hill's system, is but one step to more closely binding to gether the Southeastern Dakota and Northeastern Nebraska points with St. Paul. The opening of the Indian reser vation in that section will have a direct tendency to increasing the volume of the St. Paul jobbing trade. It is the inevitable tendency of development to make that valuable section tributary to the capital city and dependent upon it for its supplies. THK BIG DISTILLERY. A New St. Paul Institution Repre senting Vast Capital. The si. Paul Distilling company, or ganized last year, finds itself at the close of this with a first-class distillery erected, the plant in place, and opera tions ready to begin Ihe Ist day of Jan uary, IS;-''.'. The moving spirits in this enterprise are George W. Hicks, of El mira, N. V.: A. IS. Stickney. J. 11. San ders. Ansel Oppenheim, A. Kalman, Henry D. Mathews, William Lindeke, T. L. Schurmeier, E. 11. Bailey, Francis Skipwith, Robert A. Smith. William Dawson, Maurice Auerbach, A. H. Wilder, Peter Stems, E. F. Drake, Mark Costello, F. li. Clarke. Robert Mann heim 'i. J. F. Armington, .J. W. Lusk, C.W.Benson, T. B. Campbell, A. L. Boyle and J. R. Joslyn. Their aggre gate wealth is *?23,0W.000, or one-third of tiie $70.000,000 worth of wealth repre sented by the Distillery Trust of the United States, and to which these iren tlemen do not belong as the St. Paul Distilling company. Their buildings and plant are at South St. Paul, forming a grand adjunct to the other Stickney enterprises of that lively suburb. The value of their structures and plant is $500,000, and they are operated in connec- 1 tion with the * Hicks Malting com pany, whose building in the above cut stands at the right of the distillery •mil elevator. The full grinding ca pacity of the distillery is to be 10.000 bushels per day, and the full ferment ing capacity 6,000 bushels, or 27,0-K) gal lons. At the start the fermenting ca pacity will probably not be over 3,500 bushels, or about " 18,000 gallons, on which the government tax will be over $16,000 per day. The. full force of em ployes will be forty. By these figures a fair idea may be gained of the capacity of one ofthe finest manufacturing estab lishments ever erected in St. Paul. The head distiller will be A.J. Hoban, late of the. Willow Springs distillery of Omaha, and who is one of the three most famous distillers in the United States. The distillery buildings are of brick, two, tines and four stories iv height, with a frontage of 300 feet, and a great- depth of 100 feet. The elevator is of 40,000 bushels capacity. Of the stills. there will be two copper alcohol stills, and column*- of 10,050 gallons capacity each; a Harris beer still of 5.000 gal long capacity, and a round beer still of ' 4,450 " gallons. The trade to be commanded by the dis tillery will have a national scope, while the necessary grain supply will be drawn from Minnesota and lowa. In connection with it cattle barns and yards of the Union Sti ck company have been leased, so that from 1.009 to 5,000 bead of cattle can be fed in them. While the organization of the Hicks Malting House company has not been wholly completed, yet it is known that cx-Gov. Bauser, of Montana, has dropped out, and that Mr. backed by i>. K. Pratt president of the Second "National Hank of Elmira.N. V., will con trol it. The malting capacity of the house will be 500.000 bushels per annum. rin connection with the distillery an ar tesian well, Bowing "TOO gallons per min ute, has been sunk. The president of the corporation is T. L. Schurmeier; vice president and manager, Mr. Hicks: treasurer, J. 11. Sanders; and secretary, Henry Mathews. Operated.as it will be, by the wealthiest men of St. Paul, with magnificent railroad connections a*jd a first-class plant, the success of the new enterprise is something that is without question. MAX FACT ES. They Keep Increasing in Number and. Value of Products. Between the chamber of commerce and the real estate men. St. Paul has been given an impetus in the the di rection of manufactories that is most powerful. A week scarcely passes, at the present time, but some new -Miter prise of this nature is started or comes forward and makes a bid for location in some one of the suburban points of the city. With them follow skilled labor, needing employment and homes. The two in conjunction give a permanent basis at once to the point they locate at, and values appreciate accordingly. It is so in South St. Paul, where the new distillery, malting boose, engine works, car shops, etc., are steadily building up a promising suburb. It is so at St. Paul Park, North St. Paul, Merriam, Union. Park. Gladstone. There are now in St. Paul, on a con servative estimate, 28,000 men, women and children whom manufactories give employment to— an increase of some 3.000 over last year. There are 1.101 manulacturing establishments and the value of their output during the last twelve months was $-4,333,330, an in crease of over $5,000,000 over last year. The compiled table of their output, made up ou the basis of an average gain of 12 per cent, over last year's, is as follows: - •re 7,'; .-;.-- Ma— i- 5" Si Value of Increase ' factures. re a Output. Over 1887. 3 =_ ....•*■ TV': r ft*** '. ? Agricul. imp. 4 $826,000 J76.000 Barrels 8 172.220 29,220 Bookbinding 13 201.000 30,000 Boots and _ shoes 51 2.212.000 397.000 Brass works.. 6 163,110 _ I,l*oo Brewers and maltsters... 14 1,173,000 23,000 Bricks and tiles 25 305,000 10,000 Brooms and brashes. 14 75.000 3,000 Cigar? aud to baccos 89 1.950.000 500,000 Clothing . . 8-* 2,960,000 410,000 Confec tionery. ... 6 175.000 10,000 Contra & trail-era.. 175 10.336,000; 1,300,0C0 Bakery prod- | ucts'.. ..... 44 1,270,009* 170.000 Drugs and chemicals.. 6 790.000J 40,000 Engraving.. 13 75.000 1,600 Flour and I prist. 5 1,310,000 85,000 F v r ii i ture, etc ... 14 ' 275.000 20,000 1 Furs. ... 11 600,000 15.000! Harness, etc. 16 390,000 21,000 Iron a•;r i - I culture 4 395,000 31.000 i Jewelry, etc.. 18 83,200 5.200 j Mac hi ii c r v, Doners, etc. 24 1,729,800 101,000 Marble cut ting-etc .. 33 1,375,000 125,000 Millinery.etc. 20 180,000 25,000 Painting and „ „__ glazing . 59 412,000 25.000 Photography 30 91,000 8,000 Pictures and trames C 50,000 2,000 Frinting and publishing. 54 3.112,000 41-5,000 Railroad re pairs and cars 7 l.*-.00.000 244,000 Meat pack ing, etc.... 64 2,913.000 300,000 Sash, doors, etc .... 13 690.000 76.000 ; stove's etc 31 70 ».O>o 15.000 Trunks, etc . 2 150.000 16,0*>0 Wagons, etc. 29 1,400.001' 165.000 Mi-eellaa's .. 105 4,116.000 900,1-00 Totals 1.101 i 544.:':i^.3;"0;?").6*-'2,02 J THE BOMBARDMENT. Continued From First Page. edged mortgage smile. Sullenly Qui*-***" gave the order to retreat, and our men, protecting their rear, retired to the Wabasha street bridge. Afterwards it was discovered that if the charge had been fully made. Paymaster Qi inn would have lost his life. Among the bushwhackers was an old resident of St. Paul who had sworn to shoot the paymaster on sight, owing to his never having been summoned to sit on a coro ner's jury. On learning this, Paymaster Qii.nn presented Capt. __e~dri< Ksoxwlth the IIA/ZY. revolver with which I'.\\i*-i.\ Crooks tried to commit suicide on learning that the St. Paul club had failed to win the pennant in 1890. ('apt. Mi N'DRICKSOS was so overcome that beseemed ("apt. Robert: Macka v, "the old independent" to reply for him. "In the language of Matt QiTAT and Chris McGke," said (apt. Mackav, "I'm for protection, and 1 only wish that En Kick, would come back from Tacoma to see St. Paul dirt fly now." "The sentiment was roundly ap plauded by the assembled soldiers. THE FAIT- OF CAPT. BEAN. A. Brave and True Soldier Finds an Untimely Death. The day's bloodiest work had but well begun when Gen. Clark ordered ("apt. Bean, of the St. Paul Officeholders' brigade, to take a company of infantry and dislodge a body of the enemy lo cated in a restaurant near Minnehaha, j The charge of Maj. Newport had failed, as 1 note elsewhere, and this attack of Capt. Bean's was considered to partake of the nature of a forlorn hope. Lieut. McCafferty. who had wit nessed many perilous war ventures in Smith America, shook his head when the little column filed out into the dusty road and started ou a journey whose end was death. The valleys, with their winding rivers, that lapped the base of Snelling's plat eau, were full of the smoke of battle. The scarred and frowning front of the great bluffs over which gun- gaped were hidden by a blue-black haze. Tom O'Brien looked down at the rolling cloud and said : "The Valley of the Shadow of Death. "Yes," replied Will Merriam, -and there," pointing to the place where they were marching. "The Cates of Hell." Each man of the company bore astern look on his face, as if they knew that for them life's race was nearly run life's crown almost won. There were many of the old Company D boys there, ' and others prominent in business and social circles. Bazzy Af.msteoxg carried the colors; j Will. Sith-TERS wore a lieutenant's * straps: Hekmaxx Scheffeb was in ; the ranks, also Minr.n.t.. Feeemax, i McMcrba**, and Adams. There was good blood there to be j shed, and brave hearts gave it up to ! darken the dust and wet the grasses j by the waters of Minnehaha. By chance, or somehow, the advance i was* not detected by the enemy, who 1 were at lunch, until our men were j within 500 feet of them. Capt. Beax, so small and short that his men must i look down to see him. gave the word, j and the boys went at the scarlet coats ' with a wild, mad rush. It was ball first, | and then cold steel at close quarters. We should have won had there been more to have gone with us, but * greater numbers beat us back. Chaklet Faikcuu/d went over the banks with a shrill ha, ha" on his lips, and was seen no more. .YY i Back our boy.** came— that is, all but a hundred left stark by the trees. The remnant saved the colors, and their wounded leader— Capt. Bean— ately wounded in the heel, v, They laid him down in the shadow of the flagstaff of old Snelling, and Maj. "McMasteks bent over him. "My vulnerable point— the heel," gasped the captain. "Hector-like, I die." Then with sudden return of strength, "Is George Moeeeep. here?" Sadly Col. Moei.lek obeyed the sum mons. " The men drew back as he knelt by Capt. Bean; and, covering his eyes, wept. "Don't cry, George,*-" said the cap tain. "Fni "going out of politics." Mof.li.ei: silently pressed his hand. "Yes. I'm done with elections," con tinued the captain; "and George, George"'— he screamed the last time — "take the blamed old office, for it ain't worth a cent." Thus he spoke and thus he passed away. Col. Moeller gave one last glance at him. and. turning, strode into the city and took the oath of office. Q. E. D. .-*»_ Foot, Schulze & Co. The phenomenal growth and rapid ex pansion of the wholesale and jobbing trade of St. Paul within the last decade has afforded most gratifying evidence of the substantia] grounds upon which this city bases her claim of being the chief distributing point for the vast empire known as the Northwest. A stroll through the wholesale district of St. Paul, with its towering buildings and busy industries, is both an inspiring and instructive lesson, and a splendid ommentary upon the complete and multiform appliances of our advanced civilization. It is surprising, too, in looking at the personnel of our success ful jobbers, to witness the great num ber of young men who have forged their way to positions of power, wealth and influence, and no other city in the United States can boast with equal pride of the successful careers of her young men. Among the firms that have assumed a commanding position in jobbing circles none are entitled to more credit than the young men who compose the firm of Foot, Schulze & Co.. manufacturers and jobbers of fine shoes. Their fine six-story building at the corner of Third and Wacouta streets is one of the busiest hives of industry in the city, and i a) the same time a magnificent monu ment to their industry, enterprise and genius for conducting business. The past ear has been one of the most suc cessful ever enjoyed by this firm, the volume of business transacted bavins* I • -town a most gratifying increase, their sides aggregating a million and a half of dollars. The appointments of their manufactory, salesrooms and store are adapted with rare intelligence to meet the demands of their trade, while their sample rooms combine a degree of beauty and convenience un equaled in the city. Their stock of goods, of their own manufacture, com prises all the latest modes in footwear, the liner qualities of Boots and Shoes being a specialty, their stock being most complete in all particulars, and at this time is estimated as being the largest in the West. The members composing this enterprising firm are Messrs. Silas I*' Foot, Theodore A. Schulze, Constan tine Heimlich and Gustavo T. Schur mier. At this time tin* linn gives em ployment to over two hundred em ployes and nearly a score of traveling men. OF IMMENSE CAPACITY. Such are the "Works of the Bohn Manufacturing Company, Situ ated on Arcade Street in East St. Paul. When the St. Paul chamber of com merce, over three years ago, offered in ducements to the Bohn Manufacturing Company, then a Winona institution, that decided the location of their ex tensive works in this city, they made one of the largest and by all odds the best deal that was ever carried through for St. Paul. It was not so much what the Bohn Manufacturing Company was then, as what it was believed it would become under the able management of the enterprising proprietors when lo cated in the railroad metropolis of the Northwest surrounded by till the ad vantages that such alocation would in sure. From comparatively small pro portions it has developed to such an extent that to-day it is the very largest concern of its kind in the Northwest; \ in proof of which, witness the fact that j the factory and yards cover »an area of more than twenty acres of ground, and that the volume of lumber used in manufacturing dur ing the -.ear now drawing to a close will easily reach 30.000.000 feet. Over 3oo men are daily employed in these works, and it is the Bohn Manu facturing company, more than any one I other agency, that has built up the large '■ and highly prosperous district known j 'us East St". Paul. That the location of ' these extensive works could not have ! been- better chosen is demonstrated by the fact that they are easily accessible * to all the leading railroads of the North- , west known as lumber lines. No other ; manufacturing institution in the West , is equipped with the machinery neces- I sary for the rapid carrying on of manu facturing as is this one. Lumber taken green from the sawmills is put through the drying department and is ready to be used for inside finishings, mould ings, sash, doors, blinds, etc.. instead of being piled up in the open air to await | the slow process of nature to season it. ] It will lie easily seen that. were such the | case, it would require even a far larger area to accommodate the large amount of lumber handled than is used now. If one wants to see the work of the Bohn Company in interior finishings they have but to look about St. Paul at any of the recently erected buildings—nota ble among which is the new court house— and judge of the quality of what they do. As to their capacity, that question never comes up, because they, are the acknowledged largest and most prosperous iustitutiou of the kind in the West In closing, it may be remarked that, even large and prosperous as this well known company is to-day, it is only in the early stages of development and all Ihatnas been done is only a small part of what will be done in the near future— as fast as the development of the Northwest will justify the further outlay of money. One thing can always be depended upon— that the Bonn Man ufacturing company, will be in the front among St. Paul's most prosperous and enterprising manufacturing institu tions. mat C. Gotzian & Co. It Is the province of Wisdom to draw her most valuable conclusions from the unfailing well-springs of experience; and, when considered in this light, then indeed may tho enlightened and pro gressive element of St. Paul look for ward to a most successful and glorious future. Had the most conservative ob server of a decade or two ago predicted the present greatness of St. Paul, he would have been set down by his con temporaries as au enthusiast and crank of the most unreasonable description; and yet in the short period of ten or fifteen years the vim, push, enterprise and energy of St. Paul business men have not only wrested the territory east of the Mississidpi river from the faint and sluggish grasp of Eastern capital ists and manufacturers, but opened up a domain larger than an empire, and not even dreamed of in their philosophy. No better illustration of the foregoing could be had than in contemplating the rapid expansion of the jobbing and manufacturing interests of St. Paul, the growth and development of which have been little short of phenomenal, lake, for example, tin* boot and shoe trade of the Northwest which is controlled by the business men of Our city, and of the vast trade of which St, Paul secures the direct benefit. The product or output in this most indispensable staple alone amounts to millions of dollars annually, and when it is considered that up to a few years atro the trade was largely supplied by Philadelphia and Boston, Its present results are -astonishing. It is perhaps not generally known that St. Paul has a jobbing bouse and boot and shoe factory with a capacity for turning out 2,500 pairs ot shoes per day, and to accomplish which work is given to over 550 skilled employes, the product for the year about to close hav ing amounted to nearly 12,000,000. Al lusion is made to the well known job bing and manufacturing house oi <". Gotzian & Co. Their general ollices and salesrooms are located as formerly, at Nos. 187 and 189 East Third street where also has been located a branch of their manufacturing business; but the immense increase in the volume of trade has necessitated a new and im portant departure on the part of tins firm, resulting in a nota ble enlargement and expansion of their manufacturing facilities. Reference is made to the recent occu pancy by this firm of the Fifth street wing of the large four-story brick structure, 50x200 feet, and located at the comer of Fifth and Rosabel streets, the main portion of which has been oc cupied by the Minnesota Shoe company, which, together with the building*, is owned by Messrs. C. Gotzian & Co., their entire manufacturing department being now under one roof. The facili ties here offered, combined with their spacious quarters on Third street, are now adequate to the constantly increas ing demands of their trade, which has expanded so rapidly as to call for the increased facilities, which are now practically unlimited. The patrons of this extensively known and popular firm are to be congratulated upon this important departure, and their country patrons, as well as St. Paul merchants and citizens in general, are cordially in vited to call and inspect one of the most perfectly appointed and completely equipped Boot and Shoe factories in the United Slates. An inspection of the salesrooms and factory will richly repay the visitor, affording as it does a most instructive and valuable lesson. UNCLE SAM'S TRADE. He Profits by Whisky ami To bacco in Minnesota. Internal Revenue Collector Bierms furnishes the following as the collec tions of government tax for the year from spirits, beer and tobacco sold in Minnesota: January 121,46- 11 February. 25,998 24 March 28.222 47 April 70,395 01 May 91,445 26 June 48,40*' 27 July 50.022 '7 August 42,553 87 September 36,068 82 October 36,101 71 November 35,812 54 December 35,750 00 Total $">22,539 57 The total collections are about the same as last year. The new distillery at South St. Paul, to be opened this month, will raise the collector's salary to its full limit, "4,500, and necessitate a large increase in the revenue force. The first- installment of stamps for this distillery was valued at *30*,000. The total number of special taxpayer? in the state is about 15.000. m* CHRISTMAS. When icicles hang by the wall. And Dick, the shepherd, blows his nail, And Tom bears logs into the hall. And milt comes frozen home in pail; hen blood Is nipped and ways be foul, Then nightly siugs the staring owl. Tu-whit: Tu-who: a merry note. While greasy Joan doth keel the pot. —Will Shakespeare. A_- y--. out oi employment? Advertise in *•*• fa Daily and Sunday Globe. A WORD TO HITSTORS. ■ . . ■ ' .i ——a ST. PAUL IS SO LARGE A CITY That there is no danger of any collapse, such as you often see in small towns. Such are her NATURAL ADVANTAGES OF LOCATION ; AND HER RAILROAD CONNECTIONS, THAT NO OTHER CITY CAN CUT HER OFF. j So firm is her PROSPERITY THAT REAL ESTATE IS SURE OF A RAPID INCREASE IN VALUE. With the prevailing LOW PRICES, BOTH IN THE CITY PROPER : AND ON THE OUTSKIRTS, YOU CAN NOT HELP MAKING A LARGE PROFIT IN A SHORT TIME, whether yon BUY BUSINESS PROPERTY IN THE HEART OF THE CITY -OR SUBURBAN LOTS. She is Growing Rapidly In all Directions, and no man has lost money here in the last ten years on REAL ESTATE If he was able to pay for and hold it On the contrary, it has TURNED TO GOLD In the hands of its owners. HENCE WE CALL YOUR ATTENTION To our List of Property and PRICES BELOW. THE MIDWAY DISTRICT. The Cities of ST. PAUL AND MINNEAPOLIS Adjoin each other. Their centers arc only NINE MILES APART, But between these centers there is a space Of several miles within the corporation LIMITS OF THE CITIES Which isj^artly vacant, Though there is a CONTINUOUS BELT OF BUILDINGS Connecting the more thickly built-up parts OF THE CITIES. This is what is called TIIE MIDWAY DISTRICT, And it is here that The Greatest and Surest Growth is taking place. Through it RUN THREE LINES OF RAILWAY From city to city, AND EVERT FEW MINUTES A TRAIN RUSHES BY, Stopping at the various intcrlirban stations. Here is the MINNESOTA TRANSFER COMPANY'S PLANT, Where all the ROADS TRANSFER FREIGHT, And it is fart becoming The Great Business CkH-__l of the two cities. Hero, in a few years will the STATE CAPITOL BE BUILT. nere handsome Boulevards And Broad Avenues Are being laid off and graded, Running through from city to city. HERE, TOO. LITTLE TOWNS Are springing up AROUND EVERY RAILWAY STATION, "- Helping thus to FILL UP THE VACANT SPACE, Which is being rapidly abridged AT BOTn ENDS; And here, In a part of this, will be the HANDSOME RESIDENCES Of the future. IN THE MIDWAY DISTRICT we have over 200 lots for sale, ranging In price from $00' » to 51,000 each. These lots are from 33 to 50 feet wide, and from 120 to 170 feet deep. We have also higher-priced property in the same district. We have property in almost any part of the city. Buy property here, and you will make a clear net profit of from 10 to 25 per cent a year. We have the best 100 feet frontage on LAKE COMO, where the grand park boulevard will be, FOR $4,000. We have 5 cheap lots in BRAYTON'S ADDITION, lor $COO and $700 each. We have a lot on DAYTON AVENUE, in Boulevard Addition No. 3, .FOR $1,000. We have 210 feet on SUMMIT AVENUE, with asphalt pavement FUR -|<ii ',ooo. We hare 17"_ lots near the corner of Uni versity and Snelling avei.ues, for $S,OOO nam. We have two lots in block 3 of Syndicate Addition No. 5, for $1,000 each. We have a beautiful tract of over ISO acres within less than fire miles of the Union depot, for $300 au acre. This li a great bargain. SOUTH ST. PAUL. This suburb is fast developing into th* great manufacturing section of the city. II is only about two years old, and it contains the largest and most IMPORTANT MANUFACTURES IN THK CITY. It is superbly adapted by nature to tlila. Sit uated on the banks of the Mississippi, It has a long, level strip along that river, where ita strong current gives perfect drainage, and where manufactures and docks can be putt and just above, clear of smoke and smell, are the beautiful hills, on which RESIDENCES HAVE Pi KB AIR AND FINE VIEWS. It la growing rapidly, and it la safe to say that in a few years all its property will treble • in value. We have a large number of LOTS FOR SALB IN UNION ADDITION. The very center of Sooth St, Paul. Residence- Lot*; 10x120 feet for from $500 ta $1,000 la Union Addition, South St. PauL BUSINESS LOTB In South St. Paul, near the manufactories. WHITE BEAR. The St. Paul A Duluth Railroad company haa nearly completed its double track to White Bear, the beautiful SUMMER RESORT and subuib of St. Paul. P — • ; In the spring it will I : have frequent trains with I : cheap fares, making residences on I : ita line very desirable. In Happy Homos ( : addition we have beautiful low, * : from 50 to 70 feet wide nnd j 150 feet deep, for $250 I and $300. J b • And we will sell a few much cheaper to parties agreeing to build. Fine view of (be lake and convenient to the city. •^ :-•--- -^ •**•*-••- q *" WRITE FOB PARTICULARS. WRITE FOR PARTICULARS. • ODiN G. CLAY & CO., ODIN* G. CIIAY it CO., ODIN G. CLAY & CO., GLOBE BUILDING, GLOBE BUILDING, GLOBE BUILDING, ST. PAUL, MINN. ST. PAUL, MINN. ST. PAUL, MINN.