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E. C. Long" Purchases Clarri
ette and Colt at the De
Graff Farm. £g
Achievements of the Famous
Nutwood in Breeding Fast
Dr. Hinman, of St. Paul, Buys
a Good Mare of D. _.
Clarke Chambers' Mambrino
Stallion Shows Evidence of
Possessing Great Speed.
Capt. T. B. Marrett owns a son of
Nutwood, and George W. Sherwood has
some of the same stock, and it will
doubtless be interesting to know what
this great sire has done in the way of
producing trotters. Up to this time he
has twenty-four in the 2:33 list, as fol
lows: Belmont Boy, 2:15; Woodnut,
2:16>«." Felix, 2:18%; Dawn, 2:l9'_:
Maggie E, 2:19%; Manon. 2:21; Mt
Vernon, 2:21; Minto, 2:21.; Mamie
Count; -ii:'.'';';': Nutbreaker, three years,
2:24"-,"; lima, two years old, '2:24}-';
Wormwood, 2:25; Lida W, 2:20; Nut
meg, 2:25; Eva W, 2:203.; Bay wood,
2:27; Florence It, 2:2034'; Jim Mul
vanm, 2:27^; Trousseau, 2:2-*,: Nut
wood, Jr., 2:29}-*; Ross, 2:2934"; Ma
tilda, four years old, 2:30: Woodbttrn,
2:29; Glenvlew Bells, two years old,
2:30. Besides producing these fast ones,
Nutwood himself Is a race horse and
has a record of 2:18%. <„,<•[ horsemen
predict that be wiil head the list as a
sire of trotters. This prediction is
based partly on the fact that he is a
trotter and a producer of trotters, and
partly on the fact that he has passed
into the hands of Messrs. Stout, where
lie will have access to a very superior
class of brood mares.
E. C. Long's New Purchase.
I). W. Woodinansee went to the De |
Graff farm last week and purchased for
E. C. Long the mare Clarretta and her
six months' old colt Elysian, by Em
pire Wilkes, son of George Wilkes, dam
by Mambrino Patchen. This colt is a
bay with one white hind foot, complete
in form with the action and character
istics of the Wilkes family.
Another Pacing Wonder.
Knap McCarthy is very much taken
with the young pacing wonder he has
picked up at Los Angeles, Cal., and
thinks he has a successor to Johnston in
him. In a letter to Adam Fuchs.of
Pittsburg, he says this of the colt:
"To my mind, In; is the coming won
der as a pacer. He is a three-year-old
bay gelding by Del Stir, fifteen hands
three inches high, and bears a strik
ing resemblance to Johnson, the pacer.
His health is absolutely sound, and a
more finely-gaited animal could not be
imagined. He drew his owner a quarter
in a road cart weighing 100 pounds, and
containing '.in pounds of mail In 313-.
seconds. When he made this wonder
ful quarter be had never been on the
track, had been but six weeks from
pasture, and had never been driven
before in his life, save by bis owner,
until I purchased him. I think I can
drive him a quarter in 80 seconds now.
How does he suit you as a pacer?"
Purses and Stakes Are at Their
American trotters in Europe ate be
comniing more prominent every year,
and at the present rate it will only be a
season or two until they practically have
all the purses and stakes on the other
side of the Atlantic at their mercy.
When the first light -harness horses were
taken "-cross the ocean from ibis side it
was with the idea that they could win
the races given in France for trotters,
and there were also at that time some
minor events contested every summer
in Austria and Germany. These were
generally won by French and Russian
horses. The Cusslan trotter is general
ly a member of the Orloff family, a
horse that, in many respects, resembles
our Morgan, as the Oil. .lis are general
ly trappy fellows with plenty of action
and a" fair amount of speed, the
best of then) being able to show
a 2:30 gait. The French trotter is
a combination of thorough -.red and
draft horse, and the speed shown is
never remarkable. The races there are
generally long-distance ones, and the
first people who came over here to buy
trotters made the mistake of selecting
horses on account of their records, and
not for what they could do at the time
of sale. The result of ibis was that a
lot of worn-out trotters that could not
beat anything over here were sold to
European parties at long prices. But
now it is different. The Italians have
taken a good many trotters from here,
and have always been careful to buy
only animals "that could 'show them
speed, although in at least one instance
they made the mistake of Shipping a
toe-weight trotter to Europe. At pre
sent Molly Wilkes, a daughter of Young
Jim, is the crack trotter of all Europe.
Not long ago she trotted a mile at
Vienna in 2.20 and later advices are
to the effect thai she has continued her
successful campaign, not having been
beaten this season. Her best mile
Of late was 2.25 i», but the talk
over there is that she is even
faster now than when she went
so well at Vienna. Molly Wilkes is
owned by an American who lives in
Paris and likes trotting well enough to
send to this country lor several good
ones, lie objected to the French style
of races, however, the tracks over
which they have trotted being little bet
ter than plowed fields, and that is why
Molly Wilkes has been trotting all her
races outside of France. Next spring
she will meet a new competitor from
this side, the latest shipment to Europe
being Rosemont, 2:_3*a, that has been
purchased by Col. Livingstone, an
American gentleman who is living in
Frankfort, Germany, and who wants to
take a band in the trotting, of which
there is a lot in that country. The Ger
mans took Lynnwood, Silverleaf,
Gladys, llamblcton ami a lot of other
good trotters from us a couple of years
ago, and they are really farther ad
vanced in the ait of training and driv
ing trotters than any other European
people. One reason that Molly Wilkes
lias gone so well is the fact that she is
trained and driven by an American
jockey, the artists in the sulky who are
native to the other side of the ocean,
not being able to class with their com
petitors who come from America.
Stories Told by a Veteran Stud
"While on a visit to Erdenheira last
week, John McCioskey, the veteran
stud groom, told many a talc of the
cracks bred at that historic farm, where
he has presided for nearly twenty years.
Probably most people would expect Mc-
Cioskey to answer Iroquois if asked
which was the most promising yearling
that ever left his hands. Rut he says
Sensation was, by long odds, the grand
est mover that ever galloped over the
Erdenheim paddocks. This is not sur
prising to all those who saw Sensation
on the course, as he was the grandest
mover we ever saw. Rut McCioskey
did surprise us when he added that
Harold was about the worst mover. £_
says Harold, while bodily perfection,
was very slow in getting away, and gal
loped short; but, as wo all Know, he
soon got out of that when in training,
for uo horse ever improved, or did so
fair to train on, as did this magnificent
colt, who was ruined in the sensational •
race for the Withers stakes of 1879.
McCioskey says Iroquis was the most
arrogant, domineering youngster that he
ever had at Chestnut Dill. Harold was
bad enough, but Harold like Jen" Davis,;
simply wanted "to be let alone." Iro-.
quis, however, was a real devil, ana
would out of "pure cussedness," when
a yearling seize a cornstalk and go
among the other yearlings to challenge,
them to take it from him, which none of
them dared do. The others looked up to
him and he always led their -gallops,
Saunterer, Blazes, etc., being in the lot.
But to see Sensation lead the pack he
says was a sight worth a journey. The
brown colt was a ready-made race horse
when he was weaned, and, although a
bit of a sluggard, he could when aroused
run clear away from the lot like a yacht
from a fleet of fishing smacks.
In regard to old Leamington himself,
McCioskey says there is a great misbe
lief. People have an idea, and it has
been freely written, that the great horse
was a" veritable man-eater. Nothing
could be further from the truth. Mc-
Cioskey says that of course the horse,
like most stallions, had vicious traits,
and was a horse of great vigor and as
quick as an eel, and would show his
heels when things did not suit him.
But to those about him' no horse could
have been more kind. McCioskey states
that he often went and laid down in
Leamington's box, and the horse would
come up and rub his nose ail over his
(McCloskey's) face and lick it with his
tongue. Like men of strong dislikes he
also had his likings, and to those he
liked he was the most amiable and af
fectionate of horses. McCioskey thinks
there is no such strain as the Learning
tons were. They had light bodies, good
legs, perfect action, and a lightning
burst of speed.
The Chicago Horseman.
The Christmas Dumber ot the Chicago
norseman is one of the most elegant
papers of the kind ever issued. The
whole paper, from the first page to the
last, is peculiar^ appropriate, and is
full of exceedingly interesting informa
tion, profusely illustrated with striking
pictures of a larg e number of the best
and most prominent trotting-bred ani
mals in the country. It is a number to
keep, and no true horseman will ever
become tired of looking at its well-filled
pages. The front page is in colors and
very beautiful, both in design aud exe
Local Horse Notes.
Dr. W. J. Hinman, of St. Paul, has
purchased from D. McKinney.of Dixon,
111., the six-year-old bay mare Lena 11,
by Benaldo, by Volunteer; dam Lady
Bailey, by imp." m Lincoln, out of imp.
Duchess. She is said to be able to trot
in 2:30, and will be put in training.
Clarke Chambers' Bashaw Mambrino,
by Woodford Mambrino, dam Madame
Dudley, is said, by those who have seen
him recently, to be showing a great de
gree ol speed, and it is possible that he
will be trained next season.
Capt. T. B. Marrett has under consid
eration the purchase of an Electioneer
stallion, and he may take a trip during
the winter to look over Senator Stan
ford's stock.
Alfred 11. Ord, of Minneapolis, has
bought from Adam Fuchs, of Pittsburg,
the noted pacer Johnny Woods. The
horse has a record of 2:21";/, but is
known to be able to go low down iv the
Tom Murphy, of Minneapolis, has
purchased from C. K. Mayne.of Omaha,
tor $3,000 the sorrel pacer Peter Logau.
The Twin City Jockey club claims
,luly 23 to July 31 as dates for their run
ning meeting of 1889.
The bay stallion Milton, by Smuggler,
bred by David 11. Blanch. was sold
to .Mr. Reading, in 1886. for $8,000 after
he had made the record of 2:30 at Mys
tic park and was subsequently sent to
Europe. Last year be won a road
wagon race, getting a record of 2:25.
This Slimmer he trotted several races in
Germany. One was a four-mile heat
race in harness, which he won, and he
was also a winner in two races, three in
five, to harness, In which he made a
record of 3:20. In his last race, two and
one-half miles to harness, with eighteen
starters, he gave all a handicap and
won. He has the fastest record in
11. 11. Hale, proprieto rof the Rock
Island stock farm, at Bradford, Mass.,
has purchased from Charles Backman,
Stony Ford. N. V., the trotting stallion
Hudson Bay. The stallion is sixteen
hands high, and was got by Kentucky
Prince, dam Queen of May, by Rysdyk's
Hambletonian; second dam Lady Over
ton, by Mount Holly, son of imported
Messenger. He is to be a stable com
panion of Warder, a brother of Viking,
C. W. Aby, a well-known Eastern
horseman, who is now in California
superintending the ranch owned by
Fred Gebhardt, writes that the famous
New York dude has a beautiful place
there. The ranch adjoins one owned
by Mrs. Langtry, and the two occupy
the entire Civile Valley, which is a
beautiful spot" Mr.'Aby says that he
has seen all the good stock farms in
America, but that this one will be the
best of all.
George Wolf, a well-known horse
trainer in Kansas, says that the sire of
the trotter White Stockings, that made
a record of 2:16 last summer, is Gov.
Coleman, a grandson of Alexander's
Adella, and that the dam of White
Stockings was a mare of unknown
breeding. The dam of Gov. Coleman
was a double-gaited mare that could go
about a 2:40 gait at either a trot or a
Col. E. 11. Brodhead, of Milwaukee,
has concluded to make a change of driv
ers for his trotters Magna Wilkes and
Indigo. Heretofore Bar. Brodhead's
driving has been done by Johnnie
Grier, hut ill 1889 Magna Wilkes and
Indigo will be handled by George Ingra
ham, of Dixon, 111., who will also winter
them. Ingraham is a careful man with
the trotters, and lias come to the front a
good deal in the last l wo or three years.
Twelve sons and daughters of Elec
tioneer entered the 2:30 list this year,
the fastest being the two-year old filly
Sunol, whose record of 2:18 is the best
for a trotter of her age. Four of Elec
tioneer^ trotters are out of Thor
oughbred mares, which shows how won
derfully the son of Hambletonian con
trols other strains of blood.
Bosque Bonita, the rakish looking
three-year-old filly by Macey'S Hamble
tonian", has changed hands. J. E. Mad
den lias paid Messrs. Witherspoon &
Gilmore $7,500 for her. The filly is a
very speedy one, but the blood of her
dam has not been traced. Mr. Wither
spoon was satisfied in October that
Bosque Bonita could trot a mile in 2:20.
Her record, however, is 2:20, 14.l 4.
The Sire Brothers, who will not here
after be admitted to tracks belonging to
the American association, are getting
ready for a campaign next year, as
usual, having recently purchased Jenny
11., record 2:34K, by Wood's Hamble
tonian. This mare is reported to be
very much faster than her record, hav
ing" the ability to trot a mile close to
The $50,000 three-year-old Bell Boy,
2:20, will lie sold at auction, at Lexing
ton, Ky., Feb. IS, 188.. At the same
time the entire studs of Jefferson & Sea
mon, including Blue Grass Hamble
tonian, &20& : will be disposed of, these
gentlemen retiring from the breeding
11. P. Kelly, a well-known driver of
trotters, who, during the past season
had the stallion Gen. Wilkes at a num
ber of meetings, has been adjudged in
sane at Lexington. Ky.. and placed in
the asylum there. Kelly is well known
among horsemen and universally liked.
C. W. Allen, of Kenosha, Wis., has a
weanling filly which shows precocious
trotting speed. She is by Sir Archie, a
grandson of Nutwood. •~':I3"^, dam by
Moody. 2:lS*-->', etc. She recently
trotted beside «* running horse and
showed a '-':4O gait.
The "v alley City stock farm, Grand
i Rapids, Mien., has recently purchased
from Waldo Northrop, of the same city,
a line two-year-old filly by Pilot Mound,
dam by Fisk's Mambrino Chief; secoud
dam by Magna Charta.
O. A. li'ekok, of Sau Francisco, Las
purchased from A. B. Gonzales a half
interest in the three-year-old pacer
Adonis, 2:14*4*, by Sidney, and will
probably trot him in the Eastern circuit
next season. V .YY--
G. W. Garrett, of Milwaukee, has
sold to Eastern parties for $5,000, the
bay trotting horse Argentine, 2:23>_, by
Milton Young has placed an order
with Tattersall, in London, for the pur
chase of a noted English ' stallion. The
name of the animal has not been made
Known. "n'Y .*-■-' 7* r .
The Russian government has offered
$500 for every horse that goes to Mos
cow next season to trot.
Zilcadi Golddust is alive and is twen
ty-one years of age.
Horses Wintered at Oak "Lawn
Box stalls if desired. Best of care
and attention guaranteed. For par
ticulars inquire John Mather, Mather,
Cady & Co., 373 Robert street.
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Proceedings Board Public Works
St. Paul, Nov. 13, 18S8.
Board met at 2 p. m.
Present: Messrs. Quinby, Starkey
and Horrigan. V' ~
Absent: Mr. President (excused).
Upon motion Mr. Quinby took the
Reading the minutes of the 10th and
11th Inst, dispensed with, and upon
motion said minute- were approved.
Upon motion the matter of the open
ing.'widening and extension of Seventh
street from White Bear avenue to the
east city limits was taken up; and upon
further motion it was ordered that the
final order approved Feb. 8, ISSB, for
said improvement be returned to the
Council for correction as to the descrip
tion of land to be taken for said im
It having been made to appear to the
Board in the matter of the assessment
for the grading of University avenue
from Lexington avenue to west city
limits that lots 1 and 9, Schoch and
Althen'a addition to St. Paul, have
overassessed for said improvement, said
assessment was corrected by abating
$28.40 of the amount assessed against
said lot 1, and SI 1.30 of the amount as
sessed against said lot 9, so as to con
form to the facts and rights of the case
as intended, and so as to read as follows,
Schoch & Althen's Addition to St. Paul.
Supposed owner aud
description. Lot. Benefits
A Schoch and F Althen. . . 1 $28 45
same and same 9 50 30
It having been made to appear to the
Board in the matter of the assessment
for the construction, relaying and re
pairing wooden sidewalks on Goodrich
avenue, north side, from Western ave
nue to Pleasant avenue (Estimate No.
3), under contract of James Forrestal
for term beginning April 1, I**BB, and
ending Nov. 1, 1888, that the following
described property, to-wit: "Com
mencing at a point on southerly line of
lot 8, block 9, Terrace Park addition to
St. Paul, 40.21 feet ely from sw'ly cor
ner of said lots*, thence ely on sly
line of said lot 40.22 feet; thence nw'ly
71.40 feet to a point 72.00 feet ely
from westerly line of said lot 8; thence
westerly 33 feet, more or less, parallel
with southerly line of said lot 8; thence
southerly to beginning.being part of said
lot 8. block 9, Terrace Park addition to
St. Paul," has been overassessed to the
extent of $4.5.**). Said assessment was
corrected by reducing the amount as
sessed agaiiist said property from $21.10
to $10.55, so as to conform to the facts
and rights of the case as intended.
The Clerk was directed to give notice
of correction in the matter of the as
sessment for the opening, widening and
extension of State street sixty (00) feet
wide, from the north line of Morrison's
addition to West St. Paul to Bunker
street, thence in a direct line to the cen
ter of Ducas street and Tyler street
west, as to amount assessed against lot
7. Martin and Licnau's rearrangement
of lots 1, 2, 3, 4 and "*, block 16, Bell's
addition to West St. Paul, and also as
to ownership, description of and amount
to be assessed against lot 1, said re
The Clerk was directed to give notice
of correction in the matter of the as
sessment for the grading of Terrace
Park avenue, from Wilder avenue to
St. Anthony avenue, as to ownership,
description of, and amount assessed
against lot 1, block SO, Merriam's re
arrangement of Merriam Park, St. Paul.
The Clerk was directed to give notice
of correction in the matter of the as
sessment for the grading of Carroll
Street, from Cleveland avenue to Snell
ing avenue, as to ownership, descrip
tion of, and amount assessed against
lots 1 and 2, block 30, Merriam's re
arrangement of Merriam Park addition
to St. Paul.
Pursuant to due notice, the matter of
the confirmation of the assessment for
the paving of College avenue, from Ce
dar street to Third street, with cedar
blocks and curbing with granite, to
gether with the necessary sewer con
nections to the property lines, came up,
and the same was adjourned to the 17th
inst. at 2p. m. " r "; :
The following bills were examined
and allowed, to-wit:
Bill of John 11. Abder of $34, repair
ing tools for street i. •re.*. oven*. tie*,.! "-***■*■•.
Bill of Boeringer & Sons of $20.50, re
pairing Engineer depart ment, November,
Bill of Brandl & Dix of $13.0.", for re
pairing tools, etc., for street force, Sep
tember, October and November, ls-*>.
Bill of M. Breen of $30, catchbasin
covers. Nov. 30. 1888.
Bill of Brown.Treacy & Co. of 85 cents,!
letter scale for Engineer's office, ftov. 29,
Bill of George M. Brack of $4. chang
ing street numbers and relettering street
lamps, Nov. 30, I—**.
Bill of Thomas Brennan of $2,702.0.*),
lumber for month of November, 1888.
Bill of F. G. Draper & Co. of M.40,
hardware, Nov. 30, 1888.
Bill of Donaldson, Ogden & Co. of
$6.70, merchandise for mouth of Novem
ber. 1888.
Bill of H. L. Gates of $33.75. drilling
hole for catchbasin. Nov. 1. 1888.
Bill of Fitzgerald & Van Solen of
$54.15, repairing tools for street force,
November, 1888.
Bill of J. C. Hanley of $2.25, sewer
pipe. Nov. 30, 1888. •
Bill of George C. Harper of $226.98,
paving at Engine Houses Nos. 3 and 4,
Dec. 8, 1888.
Bill of August Jobst of $14.90. repair
ing tools for street force during Novem
ber. 188 S. „
Bill of Luhring & Diet-gen of $12,
drawing paper for Engineer depart
ment, November, 1888.
Bill of Lauer Bros., of $149, catch
basins, etc., Nov. 5, 1888.
Bill of Lehigh Coal company of $116,
fuel for steam road roller, October and
November, 1888.
Bill of F. J. Linne of $23.02, sewer
pipe, Dec. 4. 1588.
Bill of Mast, Buford „ Burwell Co., of
$9.20. merchandise. Nov. 13, 188&
Bill of George Mitsch of $222.26, re
pairing tools for street and sewer force,
November, ISBS.
Bill of George J. Mitsch & Co. of
$15.25, merchandise, Nov. 30, 1SSS.
Bill of Maendler Bros, of $161.50,
brooms for street sweepers, Nov. SO,
1888. " ; - : 'Y
Bill of S. R. McMasiers of $6.45, blue
print solution, October and November,
-. Bill of Baker & Moffatt, of $12.95, re
pairing tools for street force, November,
Bil of Noyes Bros. ft Cutler of $74.65,
paint aud oil, October and November,
_?:!' ->£ Northwestern Lime company
of $19.8*6, cement- November, 1888.
Bill of Nicols -5. Dean of $59.70, hard
ware, November, ISS-3.
Bill of T. J. Steers of $122.25, rock
for gutters and stairway at Block W*
Robertson's addition, October a^i No
vember, ISSS.
Bill of William C. Oastler of $41, mer
chandise for steam road roller, Nov. 20,
18SS. ** —
Bill of Charles Otto of $3.60, pick
handles, November, 18S8. .
,y Bill of Pioneer Press company of ,
23.05, mounting maps, etc., November,
18S8. - ■ -'.- -:.**-■ - '.- V Y"YY
Bill of Robinson & Carey of $5.63,
mer_handise. Dec. 1. 1888. -
Bill of St. Paul Furniture company of
90 cents, mounting map on roller, Dec.
Bill of St. Paul Hardware company
of $102.22, merchandise. November. 1888.
Bill of J. H. Schurmeier of $41.28, re
pairing tools for street force, November,
1888. .
Bill of St. Paul Foundry company of
$106.92, catchbasin covers, etc., October
and November, 1888. " : ■ .
Bill of Wm. A. Van Slyke of $2.63,
blasting powder, etc., Nov. 20, 1888. -"
Bill of Wykoff, Seamans & Benedict
of 45 cents, one dozen black carbon,
Nov. 19, 1858. ■ * ■'■■•■
Bill of Ira Gardner of $72.90, repairs
for sewer force, November, 1888.
Bill of B. F. Knauft & Co. of $85.25,
hardware. November, 1883.
Bill of Board of Water Commissioners
of 58.15, flubbing sewers, etc., Nov. 20,
1888. ■.-'.--.--.■-<'•*
Bill of M. D. Shanley of $2.50, oil,
October and November, 1883.
Bill of G.W.Merrill of $20, estimat
ing cost of raising and lowering build
ings on Pavne avenue and cross streets,
Dec. 11, 1888.
Bill of Mathew Craig of $10, estimat
ing cost of raising and lowering build
ings on Pavne avenue and cross streets,
Dec. 11, 1888. YY, : -
Adjourned. .
Joiix C. Quixby, President pro tern.
W.F. Enwix, Clerk Board Public Works.
Special Meeting-.
St. Paul, Dec. 14, 1888.
Board met at 10 a. in., pursuant to
Present: Messrs. Quinby, Starkey,
llorrigan and Mr. President.
Thomas Reilly, contractor for the
Beaumont and Preble streets sewers,
presented a communication claiming
that he has met with unforeseen obsta
cles in the prosecution of said work.
Referred to Engineer for investigation
and report of facts.
The Engineer having submitted plans
and specifications for the construction
of a sewer on Chatsworth street, from
Pleasant avenue to Tuscarora street,
and on Tuscarora street, from Chats
worth street to West Seventh street
(.under one contract);
On Toronto avenue, from St. Clair
street to the right of way of the Chicago,
Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway com
pany, and
On Victoria street, from Falace street
to Grace street; and on Jefferson ave
nue from Victoria street to Clifton
street, together with the necessaey
catchbasins and manholes, the same
were examined and approved, and the
Clerk was directed to advertise for bids
for said improvements.
The Council having referred to the
Board the petition of R. S. Knapp, in
the matter of the contract for the grad
ing of Lombard street, from Milton
street to west line of Ridgewood Park
addition; and Ridgewood avenue, from
Victoria street to St. Clair street; and
said Council having reconsidered the
vote by which said award was approved,
and having disapproved said award for
said improvement, upon motion the fol
lowing resolutions were adopted, to-wit:
Whereas, The Board of Public Works
did on the 15th day of October, 1888, re
ceive bids for grading Lombard street,
from Milton street to the west line of
Ridgewood Park addition, and Kidge
wood avenue, from Victoria street to St.
Clair street, under one contract, and R.
S. Knapp was found to be the lowest
bidder; whereupon the said Knapp was,
on the 10th day of October. 1888, called
before said Board, and asked if he could
and would do said work for the price
bid by him, when he answered posi
tively in the affirmative; whereupon
said Board awarded said Knapp the con
tract for said work and sent the same
to the Common, Council for approval,
which was so approved by said Council;
and, V;
Whereas, Said Knapp has and does
now refuse to enter into a contract for
doing said work, therefore be it
Resolved, That said H. S. Knapp be
and he is hereby declared an irresponsi
ble and unreliable bidder, as contem
plated by section 27, chapter 7, title 1,
of the City Charter; and be it further
Resolved, That all bids for said work
received and considered on said dates
be and they are hereby rejected, and
the Clerk of said Board is directed to
advertise for new bids. Yeas 4, nays 0.
R. L. Gokma**, President.
W.F.Enwix, Clerk Board Public Works.
Interesting Gossip on Town Topics
and Things in General.
New York Sun.
lie was Fond of Dogs— An English
lady traveling in a Paris railroad car
carried her pet dog in her lap. A French
dandy beside her began to cares 3 the
dog. Well, sir," said she, snappishly,
"1 must say that you do appear to be
very fond of dogs!"
"Madam," said he, "1 learned to love
them during the siege, and since that
time 1 scarcely ever eat anything else!"
A Sensible Christmas Present
Would be a nice Pair of Shoes from the
Cincinnati, 173 East Seventh street.
Smokers Are Pleased
Christmas morning to find a box of
Cigars from Fetseh's.
He Couldn't Interfere.
New Orleans Times-Democrat.
Titled Foreigner— l have called, sir,
to obtain your permission to address
your daughter.
American Pa— Eh ! Have you spoken
with my daughter on the subject?
"Certainly not."
"Nor her mother?"
"No, sir."
"Well, 1 would advise you to see one
or both of them first. If 1 should put
in an oar in a case like this 1 wouldn't
have a hair left."
An Appropriate Christmas Present
Would be a nice Pair of Shoes from the
Cincinnati, 173 East Seventh street.
Fetseh's Fine Box Trade.
Our stock is complete in Fine Cigars
and Real Meerschaums.
We Sell Meats* Cheap!
But we sell Meats that we will give a
guarantee with every pound you buy.
We sell just as low as any other dealer,
and we do not deal in the inferior quality
of "Meats" that others do. but give you
the best the market affords. Win. Fbrd
& Bro., 3--1 Robert street.
P. S.— Send in your Xmas orders
Couldn't Deceive Her.
Terre Ilaute Express.
Mrs. Hoshcroft— That new boarder
need not try to make me think he is a
bachelor. He is either married or a
widower. Billings— can you tell?
Mrs. Hashcroft— lie always turns his
back to me when he opens his pocket
bock to settle.
Adam Fetseh's Meersehanms.
The largest and most complete stock
of Meerschaums at Fetseh's.
Oar 25-Cent Ladies' Ribbed
Vest beats them all. New York Dry
Goods Store, 29 East Seventh street. :
' Great Bargains
In Gents Slippers at Treasure's closing
out sale. 423 Wabasha street, near Sev
The Epoch.
Hard Lines: Dumley— l say, Brown,
can you let me have the $20 you owe
Brown— Why, Dumley, Vm just going
to the races. You wouldn't rob a man
under such circumstances, would you?
Pll see you again.
Evening of the same day.
Dumley— l wish you would let me
have that $20, Brown, 1 spoke to you
about, I "need the money.
.Btown— W-whatJ Dun a man who s
just got back from the races? I didn't
think that of you, Dumley,
Great Bargains
In Gents' Slippers at Treasure's closing
out sale. • 423 Wabasha street, near Sev
enth. . _
Call at Adam Fetseh's
For your Holiday Cigars. Goods deliv
ered to all parts of the city.
%i .,■"*■ An Intelligent Mule.
New York Sun.
. • "Say, Uncle Rastus," remarked a cit
izen, "isn't that a very light load for so
big a mule?"
"Yes, sah, but he kicked ha'f the load
off hisself jest below the hill. It's
s'prisin', sah, the 'mount of intelligence
that animile has got. He knows when
he's got a load mighty sight bet tern
I do."
If You Want a Plush
Cloak, Newmarket or Short Wrap, try
the "New York Dry Goods Store, No. 29
East Seventh street.
Lowell Cilizen.
Why She Called the Dog: Lady of
the House— you can go along. I
have nothing to give you. Tramp—
Don't get excited, miss. I was pre
sented with a turkey at the last house,
and having found the wishbone I have
called thinking you might like to break
it with me.

All Should See Them.
Meerschaum Pipes and Cigar Holders
in all styles and prices, at Adam
Fetseh's, Third and Jackson.
A Dab at Female Fellow Craft,
Norristown Herald.
Nearly all the leading New York
dailies have one or more women on
their staffs now, and when a paragraph
beginning "It is about thirty-five years
since we first saw," etc., appears in one
of these papers it is safe to wager that
it was not written by one of the female
Boston Transcript
"I see that there is a good deal being
said of late in regard to the decline of
poetry. What do you think of it?"
Rimer (who is guilty of versification) —
"I don't care so much about the decline
of poetry as about the high-mighty and
crushgin manner in which the declina
tion is too often worded.
Elegant Display of Handkerchiefs
And Mufflers. New York Dry Goods
Store, 29 East Seventh street.
Beautiful Christmas Trees.
De Cou & Co., 21 West Third.
New York Sun.
Miss Gotham— Have you visited any
of the art galleries since you have been
in town, Mr. Wabash? Mr. Wabash (of
Chicago)— Two or three only. For the
past year, Miss Gotham, I've been
drinking very little.
Paul Morphy Cigars for Christmas.
All lovers of Fine Cigars will be
pleased with a box of Fetseh's "Paul
True Forever.
Philadelphia Escord.
Good minister— The fervor with which
you joined in the hymn, "1 want to be
an angel," delighted me.
Little Dick— -Yessir; the teacher told
me there wasn't any preachin' an' pray
in' and catechism lessons in heaven.
Holly, Mistletoe and Mosses.
De Cou & Co., West Third.
Adam Fetseh's, Third and Jack
Meerschaum Pipes, Cigar Cases,
Smokers' Sets just received for Holiday
Trade. *
"Pay attention to a horse's mouth; it
may be a cruelty to put a bit into it."
says the Ploughman. We should say it
would be cruelty not to put a bit into it.
Lowell Courier. V
St. Paul Wire Works.
De Cou & Co., 21 West Third.
Adam Fetseh's Fine Box Trade.
To Smokers: If you are not pleased
with your Cigars, call at Fetseh's, Third
and Jackson, and be suited.
Disturbers of Prayers.
Christian Observer.
A great nuisance at fashionable
churches are the people who attend "to
hear the music."
Birds! Birds! Birds!
North Star Seed Store. 21 West Third,
Iron Mountain Route.
3 Daily Trains 8.
St. Louis to the Southwest, with
Through Pullman Buffet Sleeping Cars
to Memphis, Little Rock, Malvern,
Texarkana, Galveston, Austin,
San Antonio, Fort Worth, Dallas and
San Francisco.
St. Louis to Little Rock, Memphis
Texarkana, Houston and Galveston.
The only line to the
Famous Hot Springs of Arkansas,
and the
Popular Route to the
Winter Resorts of Texas.
H. C. Townsend,
General Passenger and Ticket Agent,
St. Louis. Me.
Catarrhal Dangers.
To be freed from the dangers of suffocation
while lying down; to breathe freely, sleep
soundly and undisturbed: to rise refreshed,
head clear, brain active and free from pain or
ache; to Know that no poisonous, putrid mat
ter denies the breath and rots away the deli
cate machinery of smell, taste and hearing;
to feel that the system does not, through its
veins and arteries, suck un the poison that is
sure to undermine and destroy, is indeed a
blessing beyond all other human enjoyments.
To purchase immunity from such a fate
should be the object of all afflicted. But
those who have tried many remedies and
physicians despair of relief or cure.
sanfokd'.*- Radical Curb meets every
phase of Catarrh, from a simple head cold to
the most loathsome and destructive stages.
It is local and constitutions!. Instant in re
lieving, permanent iv curing, safe, econom
ical and never-failing.
San-ford's Radical Cure consists of one
bottle of the Radical Cure, one box of
Catarrhal Solvent, and one Improved In
haler, all wrapped in one package, with
treatise and directions, and sold by all drug
gists for $1.00.
- Potter Dreg A- Chemical Co., Boston.
flyj, Back Ache, Kidney and Uterine
S*S?Ai ins, and Weaknesses, Soreness.
I **■*£"» Lameness, Strains and Pains re-
Vttt lieved In one minute by the
Cutlcura Anti-Pain Planter. The first
and only pain-killing Plaster. New, original,
instantaneous, and infallible. The most per
fect amid ate to Pain, Inflammation. Weak
ness, ever compounded. At all druggists.
'15 cents: five for Sl.O'J; or, postage free, of
Potter Drug and Chemical Co., Boston,
Center of business. Electric bells
and all modern improvements. Dining
loom unsurpassed. $2 per day.
•ft DQUGHER. Prnjerimfr. St PauL _
Ir7r<rfe«lTSalfeii_d»rwmyi Effectual.
> ever fall to afford -"pi-odjr and certain
relief. Here thin 10,000 Asurican women
w them : -•--" ■ . Guaranteed ranerior to nil -
other* or rah fence I. If your drngrUt don't
"'Wilcox's Compound Tansy
Fills" Accept no worthies* nostnim uid to be ";utt a»
rood," bat tend 4 etc. for "Woman** Safe Guard
and receive the only absolutely reliable remedy by
call. WILCOX' •SPECIFIC CO.. Phil a., Pa.
_K^ : " : / ' i= *'"Sßr'<:.-i*.:v^'v cared in CO -lays
IK\\*ll /_/ • _S£ ~ Dr.llome'nEleetro-Ma*
_E_K*^___V__o'l!_V I, ~ eti< ' Belt-Truss, combined.
*nyV[)_T*x*J*[fv*_r "■— -- nteed tie only one In
l*n^Mg-^J*£*jt^^ the world gener-flii'gr a tott-
"TJH?*i , --C'tir.\;c*:< Elrrtrii and Mannrtic cur-
TSu/Awrtnt. Scientific. Powerful, Durable. Com
l faw** r fortable nnd Effective. Avoid fraud*.
Orer 9.000 cured. Send stamp for nntnph let.
Ds. HORNE, inventw. 191 WABASH AYE. CHICAGO.
TRACY— St. Paul, Dec. '__, at 9a. m.,
Mary M. Tracy, aged nine months and
nineteen days, beloved daughter of Thomas
and Sarah Tracy. Funeral from residence
.of parents, 247 East Congress street, Mon
day Dec 24, at 1 :45 d. m. ; services at St.
Michael's church at 2 o'clock; friends in
vited. , Lansing, 10., papers please copy.
SMITH— St Paul, Dec. 22. David Andrew,
aged four months, beloved son of Thomas
\v. and Sarah Smith. Funeral . from resi
dence of David Callihan. 190 Pearl street,
Monday. Dec. 24, at 8:30 a. m. Service at
the Cathedral at 9 o'clock.
FOR FUNERALS— Carriages for $2 and
hearse $3. E. W. Shirk's livery stable, 284
East Ninth street, corner Rosabel street
others should take notice that Web
K. Scott, who has long been connected
with Beaupre, Keogh & Davis, has opened an
office for the general practice of law at .No.
185 East Fourth street. Assignment mat
ters, receiverships, and settlements of estates
will have his particular attention. A thor
ough knowledge of the commercial laws of
the different states and territories, and an
extensive acquaintance throughout the
Northwest, should make Mr. Scott's services
invaluable in the lines indicated.
XJ The firm of Berlandi & Bott,lithograph
ers and engravers, corner of Fourth and Sib
ley streets, is hereby disolved by mutual con
sent. Fred W. Bott reriring. The new firm,
William Berlandi & Co., "assumes all debts
and liabilities and collects nil outstandings.
Dated Dec. 17, ISSS. William Berlandi,
Fred W. Hott.
P nonvn bakimo aSI
r LKUTAL powder i
Absolutely Pure.
This powder never varies. A marvel
of purity, strength and wholesomeness.
More economical than the ordinary
kinds, and cannot be sold in competition
with the multitude of low test, short
weight alum or phosphate powders.
■Sold only in cans. Royal Bakixg
Powder Co.. PXa Wall street. Xew York.
Matinees Tuesday and Saturday.
prietors and Managers.
Repertoire— Wednesday and Sat
urday evenings, "Pygmalion and Galatea,"
(new and a great success) ; Christmas mati
nee, "Fatiniizii." (Jessie Bartlett Davis as
Lieut. Vladimir) ; Tuesday evening and Sat
urday matinee, "Dorothy," (new here):
Thursday evening. "Don Pasquale," (new
here); Friday evening, "Mignon." SEV
ENTY-THREE PEOPLE. Three carloads
scenery and costumes.
Secure seats early to-day.
Week commencing Monday, Dec. 24, and
Tuesday (Christmas) and Saturday Matinees .
at 2 o'clock, the Great Dramatic Romance,
Curtain rises promptly at 8 o'clock. Tick
ets for sale at Butt & Farnham's, 155 East
Third street, and Mussetters, corner Fourth
and Wabasha.
Yale Glee and Banjo Club,
Of Tale College, New Haven, Conn.,
Will give one concert at the PEO
PLE'S Dec. 28.
Seats for sale at Butt & Farnham's on
and after the 20th.
Prices, fl, 75c and 50c.
Week beginning Monday, Dec. 17,
The Greatest American Whistler.
Two Complete Theaters. A Wonderland
of Curiosities. Open daily from 1 to 5 and
0:3.) to 10 p.m. Admission to Everything 10c.
Full Line of Fur Goods,
Fancy Robes & Rugs.
Cash Paid for F.URS.
339 Jackson St.
The Finest 5c Cigar in the Market.
For Sale Everywhere.
S. SMALL, Sole Agent,
Fourth and Robert Sts.
Corner Second and Cedar Sts.,
ST. PAUL, Ml***".
Direct Importer of Seeds and Bulbs.
Floral' Decorations.
T. Holland, Pres. J. W. Shea. Sec.
J. H. Brtant.V. P. J. F. Thompson. Treas.
Office— 3l7 Minnesota Street.
Factory— South Park, St. Panl, Mln_
ttetm Heating, Brass and Iron Fittings,
EYE and EAR!
Dr. J. G. Walker, 104 East Third Street, St.
PauL attends exclusively to the eye andean
nilintf I Fresh Home-
I e nHI I V I Candy *™ r * d °y
I II 111 1I I I at back's Candy
I I Hlf) I ' Kitchen. 100 East
Willi U I I Seventh Street
DKAI-I.lt Iff
News and Stationery,
_9 Seventh!. t-BEast
■ "
Uniux columns of "Waal" ad*?, in tbe Qua*
in v **iiiii La auy otter p^pe_«
Rubber Dolls, '^jpSfei
Animals, Balls, Toys,jfiNß
fi Jm! _Jt_Jf^WV'-fc_f ■IT** "Jp- • .-jk
Coats, Cloaks, Shoes.
James Suydam, Agent.
. i
The Largest in Both Cities,
_l"_»>^S__^^^i^ c l*%JL^ lfl_Yl w""" 1 * lv ' ,iT, < «• "oecut ii %ps(ffity)))({(w^e~\
? I v<_ "*" ""jfifijotf SALE ofIjsEFUL GIFTS 1^
¥\ Remember that in buying from "The Plymt
m outh" you are sure of quality, no matter how
St low the price is.
¥ No man or boy in St. Paul or Minneapolis
L can afford to purchase a Suit of Clothes or an
H Overcoat without first comparing our prices with
m those asked elsewhere for reliable goods.
3, Men's Suits from $6 to $35.
■ - Boys' Suits from $2 to $25.
j . Men's Overcoats from $5 to $50.
Ik „_• Boys' Overcoats from $1.50 to $30.
lv And every garment sold is accompanied by
\ "The Plymouth" Guarantee of Satisfaction, 01
Ci money refunded.
Clothing H OUSE#
Corner Seventh and Robert Streets, St. Paul.
10, 12 and 14 Washington Ay. >*„ Minneapolis.
■ J
San Rafael, California.
The finest winter and summer resort in the world. Climate perfect. Fifty minute
ride from Pan Francisco. Frequent communication with the large cities. This elegant
hotel has been just 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 Tarn*
alpais. Drives and scenery unsurpassed. The chef de cuisine has a national reputation.
Elegant grounds. Rates $3 to $3.50 per da $17.50 to $-0 per week, according to rooms.
Special rates by the month. " W. E. ZANDER. Manager.
We Pride Ourselves on the Fact That We Are a First-Class
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House fn every sense of tho 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
tention to the fact that we charge no interest for the time contracted for.
at Respectfully yours, SMITH & FAIIWKLI. •*■;;> ami .14 1 1-. Seventh St.
_£_, J_iA±tV_rJt_i J-iliNJt-t UJ?
Extension Piano Lamps
Candles, Candle Shades and Bobeches !
©c east : th_i:r,:d STREET.
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Bibles, Prayer Books, Xmas Cards and Holiday Goods.
BOILERS & Northwestern Machinery Go.
MACHINERY 342 Sibley Street,

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