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SILKS, DRESS GOODS, CLOAKS, Etc.
IC Ol Y\ W\ w^Vf\€±
IXCll II I 1«e#1 uOiji
N. E. Corner Jackson and Seventh streets,
ARE STILL GIVING
ON ALL PURCHASES.
This discount of Twenty-five cents on every dollar is given on
everything in stock including all of the new goods just received.
"We give this discount until further notice on White Goods of all
kinds, Embroideries, Hamburg Edgings, Swiss Embroideries, in
sets to match, with Insertions; Mull Embroideries, Oriental, Tor
chon, Spanish and Breton Laces. We have just received several
hundred new stylos of Laces—styles never before on the market.
We have made a direct importation of India Mull, Linen Lawns,
Victoria Lawns; white, plain and figured Swiss; plain and fancy
Nainsooks, and plain and fancy Jaeonettes. We also offer a choice
lot of lace, striped, plaid and figured domestic and foreign Piques*
at the lowest market prices, less 25 per cent, discount.
SILKS & MESS GOODS.
Wow is the time to select the material for a Dress. 25 per cent,
discount means a 75c silk for 68}£c; a $1 silk for 75c; a $1.50 silk
for $1 12>^; a $2 silk for $1.50; a $2.50 silk for $1.87^. Cashmeres
and other Dress Goods at the.same discount.
50 PER CENT. OFF
IN ORDER TO DISPOSE OF OUR STOCK OP
And all Outside Garments, we have cut down the price one-half,
In Our Carpet Department
(ireat inducements are offered, as we are giving 25 per cent, discount on the en
tire stock. Our friends aud customers will And a very choice and degant line
to select from, in Moquette, body and tapestry Brussels, elegant new designs in
Imperial 3-ply and extra super 2-ply carpets; all wool ingrain, single and
double-chain Carpets. The large discount offered on these staple goods makes
the purchase of a carpet now a good investment, even if you keep it until spring
You will do well to do your shopping in the morning, so as tojavoid the incon
venience of a crowded store in the afternoon.
N. E. corner Seventh and Jackson streets.
No. 1 goes to a tailor and has his Spring Suit or Overcoat "Made
to Order;" buys his Spring Hat at an exclusive Hat Store; pays for
entire outfit about $55. No. 2 goes to a reliable Clothing House,
selects his Suit or Overcoat, tries it on and purchases it; he also
buys a stylish Spring Hat at Clothing House; cost of entire outfit
about $28. No. 2's Suit or Overcoat is made from the identical
same goods as No. 1, and the general make-up and fit is equally as
good. His garments look as stylish and wear as well as No. l's
and he is $27 ahead by being sensible. Spring will soon be here,
why not be sensible?
Cor. Third anu Robert Streets, St. Paul.
SEVENTH STBEET, NEAR JACKSON.
Monday Evening, February 18th, 1884!
The grand romantic and spectacular play in 4 acts, entitled
TALE OF ENCHANTMENT!
Surpassing in grandeur the famous production of
THE BLACK CROOK,
Introducing a Grand Amazonian March, led by the Fairy Qneen, DE ROSA and 1G Beautifnl Young
Wonderful Incantation Scene,
Beautiful Prismatic Fountain,
Palace of the Fairies,
Two Great Transformation Scenes,
A car load of Gorgeous Scenery,
_,., TT „ , r . _ Elaborate Appointments, etc.
FAMILi MATINEES WEDNESDAY & SATURDAY. Every lady visitor presented with an
BOOT AHD BHOl DIALBBS.
SCHUDEK & CO..
NO. 89 EAST HP STREET,
StTii^SSL ASency for BURT'S, GRAY'S,
REYNOLD'S, and Many Others.
X£T Mail orders promptly filled.
FAIRBANKS, MORSE & CO., - 371 & 373 SiWey street.
ST. PAUL, MINN., SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 17, 1884.
THE GREATEST RUSH FOR
City of Saint Paul!
Thousands of people availing themselves of the
Slaughter in prices, at the great $40,000
Assignment Sale of the
422 Wabashaw street.
Remember that although there has been a
large amount of goods sold, all lines are still com
plete, and you can get supplied with whatever
you want. Look at our SILKS, prices une
qualed anvwhere. A general cut in everything.
Prices for the coming week still lower than those
of last week. CASHMERES in all colors, at a
big discount. KNIT GOODS cut in two.
Everything embraced in the great Slaughter.
We are better prepared for the Rush than ever
before, having a full corps of attendants.
Come early, buy quick, and leave room for
others, and thus enable us to close out the stock
as soon as possible.
Monday, Feb. 18,
We will throw on the market, an Elegant line of
At Less than the Cost of the Raw Material.
We will place on sale a line of Ladies' and
AT A UNIFORM
Discount of 50 per ct. from regular prices.
Don't miss this great chance, yon
may not get another in a lifetime,
P. T. KAYANAGH,
And During the Entire Week,
WE WILL OFFER
ladies' & Misses' Muslin
Each lot we mention below are
P sided Bargains, and we
ve marked so low a price
all, that it will pay you to
once buy a full supply.
Lais' islii Drawers!
One lot with Tucks, good
One lot with 12 cluster
One lot cluster tucks and
Hamburg edge, at 60
One lot cluster tucKa,Ham
burg edge and insertion
One lot cluster tuck, two
inch Torchon, at 1 00
One lot made plain, good
One lot with tuck, Ham
burg inserting at 50
One lot with tuoked yoke
and corded bands, at 75
One lot with tucked yoke,
Torchon and emb., at $1 00
One lot tuoked best Mus
lin, at 75c
One lot tucked, trimmed
with Hamburg, at $1 00
One lot tuoked, trimmed
Hubbard style), at $1 00
Lies' lite Skirts.
One lot 12 tucks, good Mus-
Oiie lot 12 tucks, with ruffle,
One lot 18 tucks,with 4-inch
emb., at $1 00
One lot 12 tucKs, with 6-inch
emb., at 1 25
A Pine Line of French, Hand
MISSES' AND CHILDREN'S
He, Drawers, nil
At Low Prices.
Trimmed with Torchon and Ham
burg, a large line.
Infants' Long ant Short Sim,
Infants' Long and Short Dresses,
Infants'Lorn and Short SMrts,
Every Garment is made perfect,
the best Muslin used, and any
size from the smallest to the
10,000 Yards New
iE. TMrd St.
The three leading Pianos of the
FOR TDE NEXT 10 DAYS!
148 & 150 East Third St.
GRAND OPERA HOUSE.
L. N. SCOTT, .... Manager.
Three (3) Nights, commencing MONDAY, FEB,
18. Matinee Wednesday, at 2 p. m.
THE GREAT NEW YORK SUCCESS.
A BOOM OF LAUGHTER
Presenting Edward Harrigan's latest success
fflcSORLEY'S INFLATION !
With a Company of Comedians.
All the Original scenic effects. All the Origi
nal Songs and Music. Tho Salvation Army. The
Charleston Blues. I Never Drink Behind the
Bar. McXally's Row of Flats. The Muddy Day.
The Market on Saturday Night. Golden Choir.
The Old Feather Bed. Bunch of Berries.
Prices—91.00, 75c, 50c and 25c.
Sale of seats commences Saturday, 9 a. m.
Oomming attraction—Sam'l of Posin Feb. 21,
22 and 23.
Grand Opera House!
THE POPULAR COMEDY SUCCESS!
THBEE NIGHTS ONLY,
THURSDAY, FRIDAY, AND SATURDAY!
FEB. 21, 22 &23.
America's Accepted Coiumedian,
MB. M. B. CUBTIS,
In his inimitable creation,
SAM'L OF POM!
The Commercial Drummer, supported by his own
specially selected company. i i
Special extra engagement of
Mile Albina De Mer, ~
In her own creation of Dumas' "CAMILLE '
One performance only, Saturday Matinee, Feb. 23.
Sale of Seats commences Wednesday, Feb. 20,
9 a, m. Prices §1, 75c, 50e and 25c,
hit Sit kepi's
For tie Etacathni of Tom Ladies
Parents desirous of placing their daughters in
a lirst class school, will do well to inTeetigate
the claims of tnis institution. To the present
building, which is both spacious and beautiful,
a large addition is being erected, which will con
tain music, exhibition and recreation halls. The
course of studies in the different departments is
thorough, nothing being omitted that is neces
sary to impart a finished education. The musi
cal department comprises a thorough course for
graduation in Theory and Practice. Every ad
vantage is afforded to those who wish to pursue
a special course in painting; general instructions
iu drawing are given in ol&se-rooms. For par
tioular apply to 8I8TEB 8DPERIOB. 8544
We will furnish Material and Labor from this
date, as we are called on to do all repairs; and all
material we will put in at half the list cost, and
furnish a man and helper.for $.1.00 a day. Please
come and be treated right, no underhand work
KE1Y & HUMER,
120 & 122 West Third St.. St. I'aul. Minn.
Office of the Citt Hall )
and Court House Commission, f
St. Paul, February 8, 1884. )
The special commission appointed and acting
under the act of March 8th, 1881, being chapter
376 of Special Laws of 1881, and the act of Feb
ruary 26th, 1883, being chapter 102 of the Special
Laws of 1883, will be glad to receive from Buch
architects as may desire to submit them, plans
and estimates for the City Hall and County
Court Hoase contemplated in said acts, on the
first day of May, 1884, at ten o'clock in the fore
noon, at the office of the County Auditor of this
county,jf)ut with the distinct understanding that
no compensation will be made for any such plan
or estimate unless adopted.
By order of the Commission.
J. J. McCARDY, Secretary.
I am retiring from the Fancy Goods business,
and offer my entire stock of Embroideries,
commenced and finished, and Material for all
kinds of Embroideries, Zephyrs, Yarns, Hand
Knit Goods, etc, with my entire stock of fine
Holiday Goods, at and below cost. I will gne
yon good bargains. Call and see me.
MRS. C. HERWEGEN,
No. 37 West Third street, St. Paul.
SAINT PAUL. MINNESOTA.
Indian Camp Fires--The First Sunday School-
John Dobney-Simeon P. Folsom—A Canoe
Ride of 300 Miles-Tin First vCooper-
Charles T.Ronleau.ien.--Personal Mention
--Charles Rouleau, Jr.--An Old Land Mark
-The Wild Hunter's Hoteh-Benjamin W.
Brunson--As We See Hiiu-First Regular
Physician-Dr. J. J. Dewey-First Tailor
—Parsons K. Johnson—So We Uo.
BY t. m. KKWSOar.
1S47—INDIAN CAMP FIRES.
Miss Bishop, who came to St. Pan
in 1847, alluding to the embryo
city at this early day, writes: "It must be
borne in mind that St. Paal waa a small trad
ing post giving yet no sign of its unprce
dented growth. The council fires of tho red
men were but just extinguished on the East
side and were still brightly blazing on the
west of the river. Our village was almost
daily thronged with Indians, where they fre
quently encamped in larger numbers than
•entire adult male population of th
. Tragic scenes were often enacted by
n when intoxicated and provoked by
fraud practiced upon them by unprincipled
whisky sellers." These Indian continued
to dance and to beg about the city np to, aud
including the year 1S4'.).
At the first election ever held in St. Paul,
((says Mr. Folsom,) in the year 1847, forty
i nine votes were east, and one of tUe judges
[ of the election, after announcing the result.
I stated that John Dobuey had received the
full number, and was duly chosen. As some
of the judges were somewhat set up by copi
ous drinks of water from the Mississippi
river, they wanted to know who ;his John
Dobney was, when the aforesaid Judge con
ducted them ti> a closet near by, and point
ing said: "There he is!" which proved to
be a demijohn tilled with whisky. In those
days such candidates invariably received the
full number of votes, and of course were al
| TUB FIUST AND OLDEST SUNDAY SCHOOL IN
On the 25th of July, 1817, thirty-seven
years ago, Miss Harriet K. Bishop opened a
Sunday school in a log house, corner ol
Third and St. Peter streets, with seven
scholars. They were from parent! of all
nationalities, and great skill was required by
the then young aud Inexperienced but
perserving teacher, to make
them comprehend her meaning;
but she succeeded admirably, aud finally had
twenty-five children about her. The school
waa continued several years and increased
in numbers, aud at last became connected
with the First Baptist church of this city.
Miss Bishop died in 1SS3, and a biographical
sketch of her life appeared in Article Five.
SIMEON V. FOLSOM.
Mr. Folsom was born in lower Cauada in
1S19, and is consequently 65 years old,
which will greatly surprise most of bis inti
mate friends, who presumed him to be a man
not much more than 50 years, lie studied
| and practiced law, and then took up the pro
fession of civil engineering. He left Ids
home in 1839, aud came to St. Paid in is 17,
or 37 years ago. He early enlisted in the
Mexican war, as did Edmund Rice and M.
N. Kellogg, and also served in the I'nion
army for a term of three years during tin
war of the rebellion. He was also on the
staff of Major-General Bodfish, in 1889,
ranking as major, and in 1858-3 was clerk in
the legislature. He was also the first city
surveyor of St. Paul, In 1S.V1, and has been
a continuous resident of St. Paul, or near to
it, and identified with her interests, for 37
A CAXOE-IMDE OF 300 MILE3.
In 1S42 Mr. Folsom, having been
appointed bv the United States gov
ernment to take the census in this then
most unknown region, and having per
rmed his duties, purchased a birch hark
loe of the Indians, and alone, started on a
fage, from Menominee, down the Chippe
rirer to the Mississippi, and from thence
Prairie du Chien, adistauce of 800mlles. He
ade a sail outof one of his undergarments,
d thus floated on the broad bosom of the
eat river, sometimes stopping with fur
raders, sometimes with Indians, and some
mes alone. Then there were no farms, no
Iages, no towns, no cities, and very few
lites. He came west when nineteen years
d, and has lived to see wonderful changes,
le speaks of visiting the old government
ill, near where Minneapolis now stands,
nd between the mill and Fort Snellim:. on
wide stretch of prairie land, stood a lone
ee, and beneath this lone tree the sentinel
oldier would sit at noon day to shield him-
If from the hot rays of the suu. Where
hat lone tree then stood, is now a bustling
Mr. Folsom is a man of a groat deal of in
telligence and has led an active, busy life.
We remember him in the palmy days of real
estate, when he dealt iu broad acres and
drove about the city as a nabob; then we re
member him again, not so rich; in poor
health, ready and expecting to die any min
ute, and yet he has outlived a large number
of his old friends, and is as active as a kit
ten. Very few men know more about real
estate in and about St. Paul, than Folsom.
He haa surveyed it; he has owned it; he has
sold it. He has been on the top-mo3t round
of the ladder, and at tlie bottom, and just
now he i3 in the middle of the ladder of life,
and is as tenacious as an old hickory tree.
He is social, kind hearted, generous; has an
excellent memory, and delights to revel in
the incidents of the past. Withal, he has a
vein of humor in his composition, which
makes him popular a3 a companion and liked
as a man. Mr. Folsom is in the best of
health, and looks younger than he did twenty
THE FIRST COOPER —CHARLES T. ROULEAU,
Mr. Rouleau was bom in [Canada in 1S07,
and is consequently seventy-five years old.
He came west in 1889, or fifty-five years
ago, and was in the employ of the American
Fur company for nine years, or three terms;
was mail carrier from Point Douglas to Tay
lor's Falls in 1844; lived at St. Croix and
removed to St. Paul in 1845. His
family consisted of fourteen chil
dren, eight of whom are still living.
A carpenter by trade, he was the first cooper
in the citv; made casks for the government;
hewed the logs for the first hotel—"The St.
Paul House," —later worked for the Lamb
Brothers, but is now living upon the weight
of his years. He also built the first ferry
boat at Anoka, and also the old ferry house at
Fort Snelling; made the first; barrels in the
state, and labored in the saw mill of John S.
Prince. He cow resides with a married
daughter, in an humble dwelling in the
Sixth ward, or West St. Paul.
We visited Mr. Rouleau on Wednesday
last. He is a bright, cheery old man, about
medium height, clear eyes, thin face, yet
sprightly and polite. He is pleasant in con
versation and philosophical in his conclu-
sions. Of course he has endured many b
year he visited M Dtreal for the- ti:
fifty-four years, audi:', r our ques
tion —"lln'.v i Mends did '
there.'"' he responded -"Threel i'.l ' i
rest are dead."' While absent on
he ii-. it a sister l0-2 yean o'.d.
and deaf, and bent over. Yet she eouU
well, and did sing for him. "Ob, I doi '.
rowful ton . so much troul
This aged si-ter baa sin I ids
daughters, ag"d forty years, ,,
of a family, said she could dhn
i little gidshe used to at!
In the log hut. which then stood on B
street, and yet such was the fact Mr. R
I is a pleasant man, and
gopher. Judging I i
he throws out rays of sunshine wh<
and we trust he ma.
joy a longer serene and g inhU >>. .
ciiaul::s BOUUUU, ii:.
This is b son of Mr. Rouleau of whom we
been writing. He was i sj
ia St. I'aul in i-'".. or thirtj nino
ago, and was in the luaib I
business from the age of 1*> j
up t" 1871, since which time he has been on
I .ice of the ei!y of St. Paul, and
- among the oldest members—No. 5.
i an excellent specimen of a well pro*
i physical man; large,well proportioned,
with a fine, clear complexion, Indicating
sobriety, and is one ot the best officers >n
the force, iie may well be proud of hi*
(Sther, and his father may well be proud of
AS OLD L.VXnMAUK —TUB WILD BCBTXX'B
A. I.. Larpenteur, F.sq., of whom we havo
hitherto spoken, bought of David Faribault,
iu the year 1845, or ::s year-, ago, seventy
feet of land on Jackson street, running to
Fourth,now tlie property of Henry Hale, B
and paid for it toe sum of 863.50. It-pres
ent worth Is considerably over 1150,000. He
was offered another seventy feet adjoining,
for | to, hut Larpenteur was too shrewd a
man to Ufcd himself down with real estate at
such ruinous prices, and so declined the
offer. In 1S1T be concluded to build ou this
aber was procured at 810 per tttou*
id Carpenters were set to work,and iu
: time, what is now known an
the Wild Hunter's hotel, spring into being
as a first-class city n id nee, costing the
owner8900. It was erecte i on the corner of
Third and Jackson streets, where the ticket
olliee now is, but iu 1865 was
to its present location.
Mr. Larpenteur lived here eight
years, and iu tMshouse live of his children
Were horn, and here he passed some of tod
; leai in'. -I hours of his life. The hotel ol
the Wild Hunter was Kept for many J
a Mr. Mueller, who did in I860. It i* B
peculiar building, made so mostly by tie- ad
ditions which have been added to it, and
while it has stood the blasts of 87 Winters,
this i- it- last, for in the spring, like a g I
ther old settlers who have gone be
fore, it will probably pass out of existence
forever, to make way for an Imposing block
of brick stores.
HKX.IAMIN" w. BBUBSOH.
Mr. Branson is a son of Rev. A. Branson)
of Prairie du Chien, and is a brother of Mrs.
J. W. Baas, of this city. He was horn in
Detroit in 1823. We first hear of Bfir. Bran
son tn the milling business In Wisconsin,
•aIi, ii, in May, 1847, he removed to m. Paul,
where he has resided thirty-seven years, or
near a half a Century. He i, a lawyer ami ;
very competent surveyor and engineer, lb
! in surveying the town
Saint I'aul, and having secured pr. pert]
east of Trout Brook, laid it i at in an add'
tion. The original cost of the land to bin
was comparatively little, but the property i*
now wortii many hundred thousand dollars.
I In lstii Mr. Branson entered the i ntoa
army, Company'K, Eighth regiment, and
served three years, He is and Ins been a
great Odd Fellow and Mason, ami bas probs
blj seen as many Dps and downs a- any man
in the state. II" has been -,\
justice of the peace, a membei
of the territorial legislature tot
two terms, general manager in the postoffice,
and Is now connected with the government
of the Union depot.
as WI SH him.
Mr. Branson is a quiet, unobtraaiTe man,
with decided opinions of his own, and quite
Independent in character. He never says—
'•that's so," but he .-peaks what he believe:!
is a fact, and others echo—"that's ho." Ho
Is not a large man: moves and
talks in a moderate manner, and thinks
a L r'K>d deal more than he otters. He and hii
re both energetic business men, and
have the confidence of not only their ■
. bui ot the public at large. Perhaps il
Mr. Branson had had more policy and leSfl
manhood, he would, iu the common parlance
I- w irld, have been more successful
dally, and perhaps he wouldn't! A
ideal of life is governed by luck, and
v times tbe most Ignorant and tho
jest get the most money. Mr. Branson
i- sixty-One years old, but is bright, cheerful
TUU FIlisT BBOULAB PHTSICIA5 —DB. J. J.
'. Dewey arrived at Saint Paul In July,
, and In 1848 established the first drug
, not, only In this city, but in the state,
ne time he built up quite a practice, hut
te years has lived a somewhat retired
life. He is a man about sixty years old,
with a long, Bowing beard; very reticent;
m >vea over the sidewalks with
measured tread, and has tho
appearance of a person who is
disappointed with the world, and yet it may
be only the peculiarity of the man. H<- is a
qui't, undemonstrative gentleman, and gen
erally walks with his hands behind him. One
looking at him would scarcely believe that in;
was the oldesl phy Iclan in St. Paul, and had
resided here thirty-seven years, lie has
many changes and baa followed many an oil
settler to the grave, but he is a Well pi
man, and bids fair to live many years longer.
Till: FIKST TAILOIt —I'AKSONS K. .1"!
The old saying that a tailor is but the
ninth part of a man, is not true in i
of the subject of our sketch, for those who
know him, say he is a person with a largo
lundof information; a great humorist, a law
yer, although never admitted to the bar. a
good tailor, a farmer, a worthy man. Ha
was born in Vermont in 1816, and Is 88
years old. His relatives wtat
nected with the family of Jonathan Carver,
and when a boy he was a schoolmate of
Bti phen A Douglas. He came to Bt Paul iu
July, 1S17; was a member of the first terri
torial legislature; in l^oO married
Miss Bivens, sister of Mrs. Jack
son; carried on the first
ing business in this city; remo\
katoinlS52; was subsequently post
at that place, justice of th
member of the legislature. He still live!
at Mankato, engaged as a tailor there, farms
a little, and eraeka jokes over tbe des I
}lu is a man well adapted for front.
for he believes in tie ■
be cured must be endured." and with this
philosophical turn of mind, he laughs at fato
and enjoys the serenity of a well spent and
ind so we go, creeping along slowly to
i-9 and 50, but mm
nr next, to say something more of tha
its of lS-lT.
ew York. Feb. 10.— The produce o
nge has adopted new rates regt
flour trade. The mest import nit
are that inspectors of fiour shall be a; '
and controlled by the e
. les of flour should '
extra No. 2, superfine and tine. Bye flour
should be known as superfine and line.
Can Hold Office.
Moxtgomeky, Ala., Feb. 16—Judge Bruce
has decided that Paul Strobach, reccutly
suspended for lack of continuation by the
senate, was entitled to hold the afflofl of mar
shal until the president makes another ap