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A WARRIOR'S TALE.
Gen. Sibley Writes of the In dian Hunter and His Habits. The Brave Who Would Not Carry the General Across the River. The Watchful Ten Who Guard ed the Hunting Ground Bounds. The Manner in Which Gen. Sibley Avoided the Ruin of His Tent. More than a generation has passed and gone, since the scenes chronicled in the following pages, when Hal, a Dacotah, or Wah-ze-o-man-nee—-'Walk er in the Pines''— as he was called by the Dacotah or Sioux bands of Indiana, played the role of a wild hunter on the vast prairie region now known as Min nesota and Dakota. Much of his expe rience in that direction found Its way into the columns of literary and sport ing journals in the East from time to time, but no connected narrative of events has ever been attempted. 1 have taken these reminiscences at ran dom from pages In an imperfectly-kept sketch book," iii which 1 occasionally entered events that had occasionally oc curred during the day. They art; of in terest to the later generation, in so far as they tend to show the half-savage mode iii life of the older pioneers In this comparatively unknown and distant re gion. My first hunting experience In what is now the great state of Minnesota, was attended by ludicrous results. A few days after my arrival in Mendota, I mounted m horse and with dog and double-barreled gun, 1 proceeded to explore the couutr; adjacent. 1 visited several of the nianerous lakes, and finally stationed myself between two of them, wilh a hope that the ducks which were abundant, would pass from one to the other, and thus afford me oppor tunity lor a few shots. Iliad scarcely ensconced myself behind a convenient cover, before a large flock Hew within striking distance, and 1 emptied both barrels of my gun Into them, and was surprised to hear the report of another firearm within thirty yards. Eight ducks fell to the "ground, an.) a savage, whose proximity 1 had not suspected, leaped from the bushes, and coolly appropriated all of the fowls, attaching them to hi**, belt by tie* neck. With equal coolness 1 finished loading my double gun, and then .stalked to where tin* Indian was standing, took the ducks one by one from his belt, ami attached them all to my own. lie made no attempl to resist, but gazed at me with silent amazement at my impu- nee. As he could speak no word of English, and I had not yet mastered a single word of Sioux, the situation was decidedly awkward. Doubtless, as lie belonged to the tribe which owned the whole country, lie regarded me as a poacher having no rights he was bound io respect. I made, signs to him, that if lie had been content with two ducks. I would not have objected, but as ho wanted all. be should have none, and 1 marched oil with the spoil. I met the -anu* savage many times ill lifter years,* and he was subjected to numerous gibes from his comrades, when 1 had acquired enough of the language to tell of his piirgish conduct. 111.- Lite of an Indian hunter, who, with hi.-, family, is dependent on his daily quest of game for subsistence, is essentially an anxious ami precarious tine. While buffalo, elk, deer and oilier fur and feathered game are plentiful, his task is comparatively an easy one, I tut when the region he inhabits has been denuded o| these creatures.and only soli tary animals are to be fallen in with, after long and diligent arch, hie labor, hoe opus est. The. duty of furnishing food to the tenant- of a lodge; devolves upon its head, and that accomplished, his work is done, ami i *■ leaves all the rest of the arrangements to the females. Any in terference on his part with the domestic concerns pertaining to tlie lodge would be resented by the women as unwar ranted, and degrading to a warrior. The prevailing impression that females anion-' tin wild Indians are little better than beasts of burden is a false one. Their lot i- no harder, ami less weight ed with responsibility, than that of their dusky mates. In fact, the line of de marcation between the legitimate occu pations of the two sexes is more sharply defined and respected than among the white-,. of course, the contact with the newcomers and their example have created a great innovation upon the habits and practices which prevailed while the Indian was in his wild state, following the example of his progen itors. I can recall to mind an instance illus trative of the extent to which a warrior lied his unwillingness to serve a white man. in any way involving labor on his part. One day "back in the thir ties, 1 left my dwelling at Mendota. on a visit lo my military friends at Fort Snelling, being transput across the intervening Minnesota river in a boat propelled by my own men. there being no established ferry. 1 instructed them to be at tin' landing at a certain hour, hut having finished my round of visits before the time appointed I strayed down to the bank of the stream, with the hope thai 1 could take advantage of a canoe, cr dug-out, whose occupant M.is descending the river. 1 had not long to wail, before 1 saw a male Indian paddling his small canoe down the cur rent, while his wife trudged along the shore on foot. 1 called out to the savage to come and lake me across, whereupon lie turned the prow of his craft towards the opposite shore and left it, coolly lighting his pipe, alter directing his belter hall to come to my relief, which she promptly did. Upon landing the savage resumed his paddle and place in the canoe, while the woman continued ber walk alone the shore. I mention this little incident toshow how tenacious of his dignity was the haughty brave of olden time, and how intense was his aversion to labor of any kind for a white man. which might he construed as a confession of Inferiority on his part to bis employ My hunting excursions for buffalo and other large game were made at times In company with other white men. but occasionally 1 joined a camp of Indians on route to the scene of their winter hunts. At the slow rate of travel en cumbered with all the impediment)? 'n cident to a large camp, there wasan.Je opportunity for the young warriors to snow their'urowess in the chase during the day, rejoining the main body in the evening, Bat it must not be supposed that they were allowed to overrun the adjacent country ad libitum. On the contrary, the limit of each day's hunt was fixed by authority which could uot safely be disobeyed, and was described in advance to all concerned. This con sisted usually of some natural object, such as a rivulet, or grove, eight or ten mile.-, distant from the starting point in the morning. The reason for this re striction was based on long experience. If the younger men were not thus re strained, they would drive the game bo far away that scarcity of food would re sult. . The ruling power in a camp is-invested in ten of the best and most reliable of the warriors chosen for the duty, and from their decision there is no appeal. Chiefs, h -admen, white men, and indeed all the tenants of the camp, are subject alike to their iron rule.and to resist them in any manner is considered disgraceful, indeed unpardonable. These soldiers, or a part of them, leave at early dawn, and betake themselves to the outer bounds designated for the day. and are stationed at intervals along the line. Woe to the unhappy wight whose ardor leads him to attempt to cross it. The watchful eye of some soldier is upon him. and the trespasser finds himself 6' ized. oftentimes severely flo-ged. and his clothing torn from his person, and to cap the climax, on the arrival of the soldiers in the evening the offender's leather lodge is : visited and cut with hunting knives into strips from a point as high as a man can reach to the ground. As it would debar the soldier from hunt THE GREVE INTERIOR. ing, if always on duly, they have a right to delegate their authority to others from day to day, who art- for the time being fully recognized. In this way. tin* burden is equally distributed among the younger warriors, the older men being exempt from a task requiring more activity and endurance than they possessed. It was on a cold morning in the month of November that 1 str.rted from the camp on horseback for my daily hunt. The game was unusually scarce, and had ridden several miles without firing a shot. At length 1 espied in the river at the mouth of a small tributary a flock of mallard ducks, and hoping to pro cure a- change in our meat diet. 1 dis mounted, extracted the ball from my double-barrel and loaded them with .shot instead. Crawling warily along, 1 had nearly approached within gun shot, when the fierce cry of a soldier close to me pierced my ears, and I was pounced upon and my weapon wrested from me in a twinkling. The savage told me I was on forbidden ground, ami must lie punished. lie raised my valued Scott gun above his head, as if he in tended to dash it to pieces upon the ground. I intercepted this movement : and reminded my assailant that the breaking of guns was forbidden, as they could not Im' replaced. Handing back the gun to me, he seized the fur cap I wore, transferred it to his own greasy | pate, and sternly ordered me to return 1 to camp, threatening further punish ment in the evening. I remonstrated j with him, asserting that I had not', crossed the prohibited rivulet. He told . me he was the proper judge, and 1 , deemed it prudent not to exasperate i him by further argument. I forthwith made the best of my way back to tho . camp bareheaded, where I found my hunting companion, Alex I*'., ami in formed him of what hail occurred, ant! of the soldier's threat, which meant that our lodge would be slit in divers pi .-. and sonic of our kettles ami other furniture knocked to pieces. The dilemma was a grave one, and something must be done to avert, it pos sible, th** catastrophe. Our lodge was a beautiful one, made of tanned or dressed buffalo skins, and almost as white as snow. It had the place of honor by the side 1. 1 the Soldiers 1 lodge in the center of the camp, which was circular in form. We had on hand a small supply of sweet coin dried after the Indian fashion, which we were keeping lor a special occasion. A huge kettle was procured and parti*, Idled with choice venison, to which was added the precious vegetable stere, and as the evening approached it was placed ovef the lire and the contents thoroughly cooked, forming a most savory mess sufficient in quantity to satify the crav ings of a dozen hungry whites. Pipes and smoking material were prepared and buffalo robes spread around the cheer ful fire, which blazed in the center "i the lodge. Not long had we to wait be fore the peculiar cry of the coming sol diers signified that punishment was to be visited upon one oi more delinquents. Alex and I went forth to meet them, anil after expressing our fears that tuey must be faint and weary after their long fast, we pressed them to enter our lodge, and partake of the least specially got up for their benefit. After some delay and consultation among themselves, the soldiers, six in number, graciously (ac- j cented our invitation, and they did not quit that repast of fat things until they j had devoured all that the. great vessel contained. They were then presented ! with lighted pipes and an extra ping of tobacco to each individual, and a more placid and contented lot of savages 1 never had looked upon. We then deli cately reminded our guests that our lodge, in which tin were being so hos pitably entertained, as too costly and beautiful to be marred by soldiers' knives, and as a return for our kind treatment, we felt assured that our lriends would refrain from doing fur ther damage to our persons or property. After sundry jokes at our expense, they graciously agreed to let us off scot free, ami the fellow who had so unceremon iously appropriated my fur cap returned I it to me, but 1 was careful not to make ' use of it until it had undergone a thor ough cleansing and fumigation. We thus escaped a serious visitation I by the sacrifice of all our treasured ! sweet corn, but 1 neither forgot nor for- . gave the scamp who had made me ride ! at least ten miles, with no covering to my head, in the face of a Northwest wind, with the mercury down in the twenties, and 1 determined to watch for au opportunity to get even with nim in a perfectly legitimate way. and it was not very long before I was gratified. As I have stated, do one, white or red, was exempt from soldier duty, and it so happened one day that my quandam friend and myself" found ourselves in cluded in the" same detail. In company with four others, we left the camp be- j fore sunrise to guard aeainst trespasses ! of the prescribed limits. I alone was mounted, and 1 was accompanied by my magnificent Irish wolf-dog Lion, who i has been immortalized by Frank For ester in his works, and later by ".Irs. Gen. Fremont in the columns of the Sportsman. The prairie through which we traveled to our destination was in terspersed with groves of poplar, and oft- n light woods, and in traversing one of these we started a large buck. 1 dis charged my gun at him, but 'it was a long shot and 1 missed, and Lion took up the chase while we continued ou our route. As the buck made for the thick tim ber, 1 had no idea, fleet a*- he was, that the dog would overtake him. We had not, however, proceeded more than three miles when, emerging upon the open prairie, we discovered In the dis tance two objects which seemed to be engaged in combat, or in play, we could THE SAINT PAUL DAILY GLOBE: SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 23 1888.— THIRTY-TWO PAGES. not tell which. As the direction was opposite to that taken by the two ani mals, the Indians agreed in opinion that as it was the rutting season, those we saw were probably a buck and a doe en gaged in gentle dalliance. 1 was not so sure that such was the fact, and teiling my companions to move on and I would rejoin them, I spurred my horse to a fast gallop to ascertain the truth. A ride of fifteen or twenty minutes brought me to the scene of action, and there, true enough, was my noble-dog fighting desperately with one of the largest bucks I had ever seen. So in tent were the two that neither appeared to notice me at first, although 1 was within forty rods of them. Myhorse became so excited at the sight that 1 dismounted and prepared to shoot the deer, lest in his fierce onsets he might cripple or otherwise injure his antagon ist, but they became so intermingled that I feared I might strike the wrong animal. A more game and gallant contest it has never been my fortune to witness. The dog wou'd seize 'the buck by the throat, or by the ear. anil throw him. but the great strength and activity of the latter enabled him to release the grasp and regain his feet, when, he would, in return, make terrific lunges id his determined assailant. It was after one of these encounters that the buck -aw me, and, making a last strug- gle for life, he sped away and* disap peared behind an adjacent thicket, closely followed by Lion. I was not far in the rear, and when I doubled the point of the grove, I was proud and delighted to perceive the buck stretched upon the ground, with the dog's fangs buried deep in his throat.** 1 speedily put an end to his sufferings by shooting him through the head with one of my belt pistols, and 1 was tempted to embrace the dog who, unassisted, had brought to bay after a chase of many miles and overpowered so fleet and powerful an animal. 1 was about to proceed to dress the game, when the Indians arrived upon the spot and claimed the buck as the property of the soldier" lodge. I urged that some straggling hunter might ap propriate the spoil, but one of the sol diers made a peculiar cut in the hide of the deer, and then gave me the assur ance that do one would dare to touch the carcass, which would be conveyed to the camp on our return. 1 perforce obeyed, and we wended our way several stations, and distributed ourselves at intervals of a few hundred yards alone the line, which was marked by succes sive thickets with a stretch of open prairie in front, thus enabling the sol diers to keep themselves concealed, while they would have a fair view of any trespasser. I had purposely, taken my position next to my friend who had previously entrapped me, with a determination, as I have stated, to retaliate upon him if he allowed me the opportunity. It must be borne in mind that the soldiers are be und by lhe same rules as the others, and are punishable in the same manner for a breach of them. 1 was passing tin; tedious and inactive hours as best I could, when I saw a buck of consider able size crossing the strip of prairie towards the spot where the Indian was hid, and in a few minutes 1 heard the report of his gun. and the animal, evi dently badly wounded, crossed the for bidden line and after running fifty or sixty yards Jell dead. The Indian came to the edge of the thicket and looked cautiously around, but tailed to discover any of th** other soldiers, and believing himself safe, he went to the place here the lank had fallen, and attaching tbe long leather thong with which burdens are carried to the antlers of the deer, he drew him back to the right side ofthe line and skinned him. This perform ance -M's watched by me with much pleasure. In the evening the soldiers, as is their custom, assembled at some central point to proceed to the camp in company. I walked up to the delinquent, took his gun trom his unresisting hands, drew the ramrod out of the thimbles, and thrusting it back Into th^ lower one, where it entered the stdPt, 1 broke it off. rendering it somewhat of a task to extract tne broken part, but not impair ing the efficiency of the arm. lie gazed angrily at me, and asked the meaning of my action. 1 told him he had trans gressed, and when he denied that he had done so, 1 beckoned to the others to follow me. and 1 led them to the broad trail which betrayed him. lie forth with confessed, and, placing the skin of the buck at my feet as a peace offering, he asked me not to punish him further. I put him in mind that to him 1 was In debted for a cold rule with an unpro tected head, but. inasmuch as he ha i not injured my lodge, 1 would not be more severe upon him, but would keep the tine buckskin all the same. He had, however, to endure the jibes of his comrades, for having been so cleverly done lor by a white man. and. as for myself, 1 wis gratified beyond measure at having so neatly squared accounts with my fellow soldier. We started on our return to the camp about sunset, stopping to but-her the buck tnat Lion had mastered, and the soldiers insisted that 1 should load the heavy carcass upon my horse, ami lead him by the bridle. There, was nothing to do but to obey, and the .search for the camp proved to.be one of my most toil some and distressing experiences. The sky became suddenly hidden from view by dense masses of cloud, the night was so darkened that not a single object could be distinguished, a heavy ram set in. and as the ramp hail been removed after our departure in the morning, the tenants making their accustomed ad advance of seven or eight miles, ami had to be found. Six more miserable mortals than we were could not be found. To clap the climax, our route was through a region thickly studded with a growth of unyielding red oak bushes, .vhich made the walking doubly difficult, and, as 1 had to bring up the rear, leading my burdened steed, stum bling along as best ne could, 1 was even worse off than my fellows. My feet, being encased in socks and thin moc casins, met with painful obstacles at every step, and after we had wandered at random for an hour or moie, 1 called a halt, that we might compare notes as to the direction we should pursue. Two of tne soldiers differed with the rest of us. and took a course on their own hook, Consulting my pocket compass by a flickering light, I told the other three hat my opinion was. and they agreed to accompany me. as they believed 1 was right. We resumed our march, and ere long we heard shouts from the two dis sentients, followed by gun shots. We answered in like manner, and the two rejoined us, being convinced that they were wrong. After long hours of marching, we came to the high ground on one side of a small stream after midnight and were rejoiced to see the lights from the - lodges at a short distance away, It was by the merest chance that we struck the camp, for we were all utterly bewildered. A sorry sight we presented. Our clothing was torn into strips, our footgear worn out entirely, our faces scratched and bleeding from contact with the branches in the darkness,- and so injured were we in pedal extremities . that several days elapsed before any of us could again take the field. The sum of the game killed during my stay of five months with that camp was very great. Not many buffalo were cap tured, as the season* was too far ad vanced and the weather too cold for the families to venture upon the Open prairie where they were to be found, but elk. deer and bear were brought in daily.andi not unfrequently panthers were added* to the list of tbe slain. In a single day*" a body of timber six or seven miles in extent yielded ninety-four deer, as well as other game, to the forty hunters who invaded it, showing the abundance of animal life in that favored region. The older men, unable to endure the fatigue of field hunting, employed their time in trapping beaver, otter, and other fre quenters of the lakes and streams, and were very successful, and the - flesh of*-; the beaver especially, which was very*-' delicate and toothsome, varied the monotony of our diet, which for three* months of the time I spent with the sav ages on -this excursion, consisted ex-,, clusively of game. . " UIiXKV H. Sibley. : ; BEAUTIFUL LIGHTS, And They Are Furnished by the St. Paul Gas Light Company. In illumination St. Paul takes the front rank. A gentleman remarked in our office* the other day that in all his travels (and there are few cities in this country that he has not visited) he never saw anything like the fine electric illu mination seen every evening on Third and Seventh streets in this city. We learn that the myriad arc lamps," which line these thoroughfares, are supplied entirely by the St! Paul Gas Light com pany, and inquiry at their office shows that they ; are keeping pace with the rapid growth of the city and doing it, too, without the aid of the city, such as is granted the water board" During the past ■ season the gas com pany have built an addition to their electric station, twice the size of their* old building. , They have equipped it. with engines and dynamos capable of supplying 750 are lights • and 4,000 in candescehts, enough capacity to meet all probable demands for a year to come at least, and are prepared to supply the ice palace next month with twice the number of electric lights that they fur-" nished last year. At the gas works also there has been great activity during the ' past season. A visit to the company's works on Fifth street shows an entirely new retort house, fitted up with the most improved apparatus for making coal gas, instead of the water gas the company has been making. This new gas plant nas just started up, and the public may rest assured that the gas company have done all in their power to supply a gas which will withstand our severest winters. In extensions and permanent improvements at the gas works and electric station they have spent this year a little more than $*-00, --000, proving that they are alive to the setts of the city and determined to fur nish nothing less than the best. mt THE CHRISTMAS TABLE. A Novel and Pretty Way of Dec oratin-r the Table Cloth. ,ABLE setting is be-; coining an art. In the large houses in this, city a special footman or maid is employed for the single duty of setting the table and caring for the linen, china and silver. Ex quisite satin and plush scarves are used to deck the snowy cloth and can delabra and flowers are tun on for every meal. Even in humble households, where dinner is placed on the table altogether and the desert only served in a separate' course, the table is set with great care. For a Christmas dinner a young lady has iust completed some " extremely pretty trifles "which will add to the pleasure of the dinner, although they, cannot be eaten. She has reserved the best table-cloth for the day. The six dinner plates are to be heated ami placed at the foot of the table just to the left of her father, who is to do the carv ing. At each place a knife and fork and two .small spoons are to be placed, the knife on the right, the fork on the left, with the square-folded napkin between and the two spoons crossed at the too. The little buttej* plate and salt cellar for each person is to be put on the left of the fork and the turned-down water goblet on the right. On each napkin is to be placed a sin gle fragrant flower, either a rose or pink, a different one for each person, and in the center of the table a half dozen deep pink roses with a few ferns as a background. Pale pink tissue paper, cut in rose-petal shapes, and edged with holly leaves, have been made for the table mats. There are six of these, one large one each for the turkey ami roast beef platters, and four smaller ones for the vegetable dishes. The fruit dish is to have a sprig of holly on top, and the beef and turkey are to be ornamented in the same way, while a wreath of holly leaves is to adorn the center of the table about the butter dish. Another dinner table, where two large candelabra are among the family pos sessions, is to have a red ami green dec oration. Tne candlesticks, each hold ing six red candles, placed in crimson tulips n. a le out of tissue paper, are to be on eituerend of the table, with a vase of red roses wreathed in ivy between. The menu has been hand-painted on little red satin squares in gold letters, with a holly leaf in one corner, and each person is to have one. A sprig of mistletoe and a red rose is to bo placed by each plate. -m— A CHILI*"-* DESIRE. On, dear December, hurry on, Oh. please oh, pie is* come quick; , Bring snow so while, Bring fires so bright. And bring us gooc^i. Kick : FUN AND_ FROLIC. Rich, Rare and Racy Gossip , About Things in St, I : Paul. •The Latest Jokes and Stories \ for the Sunday Globe [ Readers. •' ' ' Spicy Reading tor the Busi- I ; ness Man and His Better Half. i • Personal Points to Make I Young" People Laugh and Be Merry. DGAR B. Smith Por trait Com pany: Have in the past year pro duced a vast number of portraits i n pastel, cray on.lndia ink, oil and water colors, for customers in very near every state in the Union, all of which have given the utmost satisfaction; and in consequence Mr. Smith has received numerous comments of the press, as well as the praises of the people. Mr. Smith has personal supervision of all pictures made by this ienowned house, and never allows work to leave his stu dio until it has passed the rigid inspec tion of his artistic eye. He. in his par ticular line, is undoubtedly the peer of all our local talent, and his pictures are truly works of art. and only show the ca pabilities of the maker. The company is located at 431 Wabasha street, and at any time you may see in their windows specimens of this thorough modern art ist's work. 31 iss J. D. 1 1 • — . School of Short-Hand, Type-Writing, Union Block, 4!' East Fourth street.— Short-hand and her sister, type-writing, have, within the last three or four years, become such invaluable adjuncts in all classes of business that it is almost an impossibility for a young man or young woman to obtain any clerical position without thorough practical knowledge of both. The demand for short-hand and type-writers has increased so rap idly that these schools are meeting with great success. Particularly is this the case with the school which is the subject of this sketch— only a year ago. The pupils have so increased that larger premises were demanded, ami now oc cupies five rooms on the fourth floor of Union block. This school offers excep tional advantages for the study of pho nography, being exclusively devoted to the teaching of short-hand and type writing by experienced and competent teachers. The school is in session daily, and is so organized as to give students the best possible instruction in the prin ciples and training in the practice of these arts. The system taught in this school is the "Standard," "Benn Pit man," as the best in use. Each student receives individual instruction, thus en abling the bright and industrious to make rapid progress, yet requiring each to learn thoroughly every principle. The terms are most moderate, being only 150 for the full course, including short-hand, type-writing, instruction in .correspondence, business anil legal forms, etc. Miss Hess has already sent out many pupils to excellent positions in different parts of the country. Stu dents can be received at any time. "Miss Hess will be pleased to give any number of references of business firms for whom work is done by the pupils. Haupt: Lumber Co. , Dealers in Lumber, Mouldings, Lath, Shingles, Sash, Doors, Blinds, etc-, 386 St. Peter street. This enterprise was projected in ISSS, by F. S. Haupt. and conducted by him until 1885, when a company was formed and incorporated, of which he is now the manager and principal stockholder. The custom is chief!' local, and the business mostly retail, ten men and three teams being required to attend to the city trade, the aggregate sales reaching &W,UOO annu ally. Lumber, Mouldings. Lath. Sash, Doors. Blinds and House Finishing of all kinds are handled and dealt in, the Lumber and Dimension stock being - procured principally from the saw mills in Wisconsin and .Northern Minnesota. The yards are situated on Western ave nue, near Como avenue station, on the. St. Paul. Minneapolis & Manitoba rail way short line, and are reached rail from side tracks of that line. A com plete stock is carried at all times, and •llie quality of the Lumber dealt in is r-t* ! iss.' Mr. Haupt. the manager, is pa enterprising and competent young "business man, and has shown considera ble ability in so successfully. conductine -jtlte industry. He has been a resident *if St. Paul since 1881, and is a native J>f Pennsylvania. John 15. Pewters. The above is a reproduction of that ever-popular prince of "Wet Goods," at 15 East Seventh street, near Wabasha. Mr. Pewters deals in nothing but the finest, and no man in St. Paul knows better how to conduct a first-class Sam p c Room than "John, the veteran Sev enth street saloon man." Cot Flowers and Floral Decora tions For Weddings, Festivals, Balls, Public Receptions, etc., at Venzke Brothers, 131 East Sixth street, Ryan Hotel. j '1 he Globe. 1 Robert Seeger, 260 East Seventh street, offers for the holidays most beau tiful Piano, Library and Parlor Lamps. INVESTMENTS FOP. NON-RESIDENTS. MONEY TO LOAN ON' IMPROVED PROPERTY, A. N. ELLIOTT, REAL ESTATE AND MORTGAGE LOANS, 41 EAST FOURTH ST., CORNER CEDAR, ST. PAUL, MINN. LOANS NEGOTIATED FOX EASTERN LENDERS AND OTHERS. WRITE FOR REFERENCE AND P-A-R-T-I-C-U-L-A-R-S. : : TUBBESING'S : : ..... : VEGETABLES : :.... ••••: rare always fresh; they: :•••■■ : iconic directly from the: : : : South and are the best in: : : : the market. : : : : THE only : : *:*'": : RELIABLE PLACE : :'": : : IN THE CITY : : •; : : : : where you can get fresh : : : : vegetables, such as : : ; : onions, sweet potatoes, : : • : lettuce, celery, cucum- '. : ....: : hers, radishes and spin- : "... : : : acli during the winter. : : : : : TUBBESING : : : : makes a specialty of : : : : fresh vegetables of all : : : : kinds during the win- : : * : ter: he gets his goods : : ....: : directly from the South. : :.... : : : and keeps everything : : : ••••: : that can he bought here : :••"•• : :in the summer market. '. : : : 288 East Seventh street. : ' : : Telephone SSU-2. : : ...:..r..i....^Er: i....i..i... \\ \ DOjrou B*_T WANT TO BUY? -^ We offer to-day 50 feet of business property on Wabasha street near Seventh, for ?'-0,000. •*■- 3.13 13 qq q q 33 DO YOU WANT TO SELL? List your property with us. We have customers who will purchase. Vi ' i 1 "^ 1 1 1 1 1 DO YOU WANT TO EXCHANGE? We have 100 clear lots to trade; also Houses, Residence Lots and Business Property. Good Loans always on hand. t__r WEATHERBY & HAY, „££_ fl 3 31fi Robert St. g S -'"'' ZZ'.Z. '.'.''''. '^.'Z •••;••: 'residence property ':*:"' : : a specialty. : : • -fine list of bargains: ! !: :In Summit Park, A. E. Ram-. : ; .sey*--, Mackubin & Marshall's: '. : :and the Syndicate additions.: : i * MORTGAGE LOANS ! ! ! : Promptly Negotiated. : ! : i FAR icy & DALY, : : • : 816 Robert St. - St. Paul, i !_ _ * ; « : j. rAir.c iiild : a. a. dooutxl-L ; J. FAIR* illl.D & CO. j $•—' : "? i REAL ESTATE AND LOANS, i i... ;-* : Investments for Non-Residents. '• • 859 Jackson Street, ; : ST. PAUL, MINN. ! 9 ; ; * • ■■•■_ : : :■••'•' i... i • • *—\ i CREMER <_ HAMMER, • • REAL ESTATE AND LOANS, : • 309 Jackson Street, j j ST. PAUL, - - - MINN. " • CORRESPONDENCE SOLICITED. " ■•••••? ZZ 0 •>•--•' : : :....♦ •EDWIN STEVENS,! : i .REAL V ESTATE '.' AND .*. LOANS: : 87 East Fourth St.: —money loaned re any amount from— — §500 TO sioo.ooo, at LOW bates of— — INTEREST. Bbs —houses AM) lots FOB -ALB CT all— —PARTS OF THE CUT, AND ACRE PBOPEETY— — ADJOINIK-*. —EXCHANGES MADE, RESTS COLLECTED,— —AND PROMPT ATTENTION PAID TO BUSI —NESS FOB SOS-EE-IDENTS. MURPHY IS / Are Offering IN CLOAKS! Underwear, Hosiery, Gloves, Fancy Goods. 142 East Seventh Street, RYAN BLOCK. .3 Boeiinger-Soii, MAKUFACTURIHC OPTICIANS, At 54 East Third St., Have the most extensive es tablishment of the kind in the Northwest. They handle, as specialties, Engineering and Surveying Instruments, Archi tects' Supplies and Optical Goods, and have facilities for the manufacture and repair ing of instruments requiring precision and perfection. Among these are Dividing Engines of the finest make; a Dead -Center Lathe; Glass- Blowing, Grinding and Mount ing Appointments, and Car penter and Cabinet Shop for making Self- Reading Rods, Transit Poles and Instrument Boxes. In all these depart ments they have skilled work men employed. They have also a department containing a stock of Drawing Papers and Tracing Cloth. They are the manufacturers of Boerin ger's Explorers' Compass, now in use by surveyors, explorers and lumber companies through out the Northwest; also the Patent Leveling Slide and the improved V Rod Level. 15 DIEBOLD SAFE AND LOCK GO. I__U ' ' '' '^rg"*_Wi *^_____B__l -_t-t-52 ' ' T ' * r^^^^l^sii__l2__S SAFES. LOCKS, Round Corner, Solid Welded, Wrought Angle Iron Frames. Bank and Safe Deposit Work, VAULT DOORS, JAIL AND PRISON WORK. jno. eTbavis, - AGENT, 414 Robert Street, Ryan Block, ST. PAUL, MINN.