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It is Indeed a compliment to St. Paul
that the Shakespearean revival of
'•Twelfth Night," and "As You Like
It" which flourished In New York last
winter should spread its stimulating
influence to o.ur city. Here, where we
have been surfeited with light Ameri
can farce and type-plays for a pro
tracted season, comes that charming
actress, Miss Marie Wainwfight. We.
feel with a certain sense of flattery
this consideration from a lady who "has
figured so conspicuously and triumph
antly in the revival of the Shakespeare
•comedies in the East. When last we
relished the dramatic puissance of
Marie Wainwright, we saw and mired
her as Desdemona— a strong character
ization beside her husband's (Louis
James) Othello. That was two years
ago. Now she greets us alone in a
spirit distinctly that of an American
lady, who, confident of her poise 1 in her
chosen art. presents on her own ac
count the bard's poetic ideal
of sweetness and tenderness,
the all essential Viola, iv "Twelfth
Night." "It is needless to comment on
the original book, the "Twelfth Nig ht.'
so replete with the beautiful passages
of the poet's master mind. The inter
pretation of Viola, by Miss YVainright,
loses to that lovely character none of
its old-time charm, when Adelaide
Neilson steeped her soul in it and
played heiself into the hearts of the
hosts. But to lead too closely a com
parison of Miss Wainwriirht's Viola
with that of her predecessor, would be
to judge misunderstand!; of both. The
peculiar and exceptional temperment of
the deceased queen of Shakespeare's
heroine, made the application of her art
to the subject one which thrust its ap
peal into the bosoms of all. It was re
gret that pervaded the audience, when
Viola went behind the scenes in those
days/What Miss Wainwright has
achieved in her new and lately-ventured
role has been already promulgated to a
degree commensurate with the b.ief
career of "Twelfth Night" in its latest
— I™
In the very heart of its successful
season the pleasure was ours to see the
comedy last night at the Harris theater.
Proof positive of the public taste for the
histrionic and legitimate were the tit
and many who composed the large
audience. Viola was the theme of every
mind, and when the curtain rose the in
terest which had preceded the coming
of Miss Wainwright and her company
burst into applauding demonstration.-
The first blush of enthusiasm over, the
character of the house disclosed itself in
a silent and attentive contemplation of
the words and plot. Who could be so
unreasonable as to want a truer human
sentiment so artfully accompanied as
were the opening lines of the duke:
"If music be the food vt love, play on;
Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting.
The appetite may sicken and so die—"
The overture from "Twelfth Night"
filly ushered the audience into the plot.
The second scene and then Viola,
and it was apparent that Miss Wain
wright's assumption took firm grasp
upon the house.
Endowed with a physical beauty
which at once effects a sympathy and
admiration, possessed of a gracious
bearing and manner dignified, Miss
Wainwright seemed a peerless person
ality for such a character as Viola. Her
demeanor is easy and demure, startling
us now with a sudden meekness, then
coyly reserving her power for an ardent
eftortin sweet speech. Her voice is
soft and her emotion so humanely ap
parent, without rant or coarseness, as
to enthrall her audience, which seems
fo lowing her every act and utterance.
B t Viola, though sweet and winning
In . haracter, is but a tempering factor
ii. the truest interpretation of tne coin
way. The deal is more with common
life, and the humorous potentialities are
at once striking. Sir Toby Belch by
William Owen is a character well
fraught with the poet's conception, and
the aggressive, though festive Sir Toby
of Mr. Owen is an artistic triumph aud
wins popular sppreciation. ;
Coupled with the consideration of the
visit of Miss Wainwright, we are doubly
moved to interest and patronage by the
presence of Barton Hill, the popular
Si^fjfy-rXTQeV rflOL
■tnge manager of the stock company of
the old People's theater. Mr. HHFs
Malvolio is a magnificent embodiment
of the character. In easy consonance
with the eccentricities of Malvolio is
Mr. Hill's earnestness and austerity
natural and active in the impersona
tion. Percy Brooke's performance of
Sir Andrew Aguecheek was well suited
to the hewn-out, piled-up comicalities
of the character of Sir Toby Belch. <
Frederick Ross played Duke Orsuio in
an admirable manner, and his perform
ance was thoughtful and conscientious,
but the criticism that he appeared to be
laboring under indisposition may be
ventured with no compunction.
Olivia, by Miss Blanche Walsh, suf
fered some by the contact with Miss
Wainwright's unmatehable acting, to
which the weaker part is subjected.
Miss Louise Muldener's Maria and E.
Y. Vestis' Clown were spirited perform
ances, ami received with loud applause,
artfully evoked.
The scenic effects constitute an ar
tistic aim to historic representation,
and the scenes were executed by the
artists Graham. Seholffer and Meader.
In fact, the stage investiture is the
most superb theatrical concomitant
which we have seen for a long time.
Such conscientiously contrived stage
features bear out the absolute historical
truth of the times, events and scenes
which this splendid company depict,
and probably for the last time in this
part of America, for it is determined
with Miss Wainwright's manager for
next season, Julian Magnus, that this
actress shall present an entirely new
production in New York, in 1891. Miss
Wainwright has abandoned the contem
plated presentation of "Twelfth Night"
in London this summer, but at the con
clusion of her tour next fall, she will
shelve Shakespeare's comedy and study
her new play. The social quality of
the audience was typified with the
swallowtail, and the rich and beautiful
costuming of the women folk. The
week will doubtlessly bring out the
city's representation of taste and cult
ure. The only matinee will be held
Saturday. H. W.
Change or Time.
Commencing Sunday. 13th of April,
the train for Omaha and Kansas City
over the C, St. P. M. &O. railway will
leave St. Paul 6:50 p. m., Minneapolis
7:25 p. m. This is twenty minutes
earlier than former time.
Young Bismarck Did Right.
Bkklin, April 14.— 1t is said that the
resignation of Count Herbert Bismarck
was caused by the determination of the
emperor to refuse his recoanition of the
private marriage of the count with the
divorced Princess Carolath. The prin
cess is the aunt of Prince Hatzfeldt,
who- married Miss Clara Huntington.
Judge Flandrau Presents a
Full Length Portrait of
Joe Rolette,
To Be Added to the Interest
ing: Collection of the His
torical Society.
His Address Tells of a Man
Conspicuous in Frontier
I. V. D. Heard Adds Some In
teresting- Facts and Spicy
There was an incident at the Minnesota
State Historical society last night pretty
in itself and of considerable historical
intereat. When the routine business
was completed Judge Charles E. Flan
drau rose and presented a handsomely
framed and life-like portrait of Hon.
Joseph Rolette. I propose this even
ing, said Judge Flandrau, to present to
the historical society a portrait of Hon.
Joseph Rolette.whom all old settlers will
well remember. The great-grandfather
of our subject emigrated from Norman
dy in Frauce to Canada and formed a
colony there; with them was his grand
father, then twelve years old; it is be
lieved that the brave Montcalm was of
the number of these colonists. Many of
them became discouraged by the hard
ships they were compelled to endure
and returned to Normandy. The Ro
lettes remained. Jean Joseph Rolette,
the father of our Joseph, was born in
Quebec, Sept. 24, 1781. He received a
collegiate education in Quebec from the
Jesuit Fathers and was designed for the
priesthood, but he engaged in business
first in Montreal, then for a while in
Windsor, opposite Detroit, and finally
at Prairie dv Cliien about 1801 or 1803.
He became an enterprising Indian
trader and was well established in busi
ness when the Americans in 1814 took
possession of the place. They built a
stockade and called it Fort Shelby.
Hoi? tie was then absent at Macinaw
and joined Col. McKay's expedition to
recapture Prairie dv Cliien. He had
some rank in Anderson's company and
took a leading part in the campaign
against Prairie dv Cblen, and for his
good conduct was ottered a captaincy in
the British army, which he declined.
His activity in the British service was
remembered against him by the Amer
icans in after years, but he con
tinued his Indian trade success
fully up to 1820, when John
Jacob Astor offered him a leading
position in the American Fur com
pany, which he accepted, and held until
1836, when he was succeeded by Her
cules L. Dousman. He died at Prairie
dv Clnen Dec. 1, 1842, in his sixty-sec
ond year. He was known among the
Indian traders as "King Rolette," and
the Indians called him Slie-vo or the
Prairie Chicken, on account of the
rapidity with which he traveled. Mr.
Rolette was a leading citizen of his
town. He left considerable property,
and a widow and two children, a son
and daughter. The latter married Capt.
Hooe, of thef United States army, and
was a very superior woman. His widow
married Gen. Hercules L. Dousman,
and died on Jan. 13, 1883, aged seventy
six years. A son of this union, and
half brother of our subject, married a
daughter of Gen. Sauinel Sturgjs.of the
United States army, In this city. Mr.
Rolette was a thorough type of the old
French frontiersmen, and, from what
has been handed down to us coneern
injr his habits and general character
istics, it is probably as well for the
church that he did not take priestly
ma son Joseph, whose portrait I now
present to you, was born Oct. 28, 1820,
at Prairie dv Chien, and was sent to
New York when quite young, and re
ceived a commercial education with the
trading firm presided over by Ramsey
Crooks, father of -Col. William Crooks,
of our city. Joe lacked the elements of
thrift and steady habits that are es
sential to a successful commercial career.
When he returned from New York he
was sent to Pembina. and entered into
the Indian traae at that point. He mar
ried Nov. 4. 1845, Angelic Jerome, who
was part Chippewa, who still lives on a
farm four miles from Pembina. and
reared ouite a numerous family— eleven
iv all, seven of whom are still living, six
sons and a daughter, the latter married
to August McKay, Indian aeent at Lake
Winnipeg. In the early days of the
territory he made the semi-annual trips
to St. Paul with the Red river carts, ;
bringing furs and taking in return
merchandise for the trade with the
He was on several occasions elected
to the legislature of the territory, and
in the eighth session of the legislature
he was a member. A bill had passed
the house removing the seat of govern
ment from St. Paul to St. Peter, and it
would, in all probability, have passed
the council and been approved by the
governor, but Joe resolved to veto the
same in his own peculiar manner. He
Pocketed the Bill
and disappeared. The friends of the
bill being desirous of getting it before
the council for passage prepared a reso
lution, which was introduced by St. A.
D. Balcombe, on Saturday, Feb. 28,
1857, as follows:
Resolved. That Hon. Joseph Rolette be
very respectfully requested to report to the
council Bill No. 02, council file, entitled, "A
bill for the removal of the seat of govern
ment for the territory of Miuuesoa," and
that, should said Rolette fail so to do before
the adjournment of the council this day. that
Hon. Mr. Wales, who stands next in the list
of said committee on enrolled Dills, be re
spectfully requested to procure another truly
enrolled copy of said bill and report the same
to the council on mondar next.
Aud be it further resolved, that the secre
tary of the council is very respectfully re
quested to give said bill, after it has been
Figned by the speaker of the house and the
president of tbe council, to Hon. Mr. VValea,
to deliver to the governor lor bis approval.
On the introduction of these resolu
tions Mr. Setzer moved a.call of the
council, and Mr. Rolette was found to
be absent. As usual the sergeant-at
arms was directed to report Mr. Ro
lette in his seat, which he did not do
because he could not find him.
Then Mr. Balcombe moved that far
ther proceedings under tlie call of the
council be dispensed with, and here
ciime the crisis. Under the rules of the
council no business could be transacted
pending a call, and it required a two
third vote to dispense with the call.
The council consisted of fifteen mem
bers, nine of whom were in favor of the
removal of the capitol and five were op
posed, including Rolette and John B.
Brisbin, who was president of the coun
cil. Mr. Balcombe made a two-hour
speech to prove that nine was two
thirds of fourteen, but the chair insisted
that the arithmetic of Yale did not
justify any such result, and decided the
motion lost. A deadlock ensued, and
the council remained in session until
the sth day of March following, night
and day, when the term expired by its
own limitation and
The Bill Was Lost.
During thia time the sergeant-at
arms was making frantic endeavors not
to find Mr. Roletto. and the object of his
search was quietly ensconced in the
top story of the Fuller house, where, as
tradition relates, he received royal en
teitainment from the well-wishers of
St. Paul. At the expiration of the legis
lative session he appeared on the streets
of St. Paul, lauded to the skies by the
advocates of the latter place, and
threatened with ail kinds of disaster by
the defeated friends of St. Peter. The
writer, although at that time a resident
of St. Peter, was a warm and close
friend of Rolette, and many is the night
when he has walked the streets of this
city loaded with knives and revolvers
in company with Rolette, ready to de
fend him from expected attack.
This circumstance in the career of
Rolette, although not commendable as
a parliamentary jnethod of defeating a
legislative enactment, renders him his
torical, and should endear him to the
people of St. Paul.
His subsequent career was compara
tively obscure. He lived and died at
his distant home in Pembina, but al
ways held a warm place iv the hearts
of the settlers of his day. The writer
was especially attached to him.
I think the portrait is worthy of a
place in the achives of the society, and
if you agree with me, it will remain to
commemorate a prominent personage in
the early and rougher age of our his
I. V. D. Heard offered the following
Resolved, This 14th day of April, 1890, by
the executive council of the Minnesota His
torical society, that they gratefully accept
the portrait presented by Judge Charles E.
Flandrau of the late Joseph Rolette ; that
this portrait of one of Minnesota's most
noted men in early days be hung in a promi
nent place in the rooms of the society, and
that a properly engrossed copy of this resolu
tion be sent to the donor.
Mr. Hoard's Address.
Mr. Heard said: The intrinsic value
of this gift is enhanced by its coming
from one who was for many years Mr.
Rolette's most intimate friend. How
often in the fifties were they to be seen
together in the streets of St. Paul, at
tracting attention by their half-savage
attire. In the winter they wore singu
lar caps of fur, with fox tails streaming
in the wind. Nothing seemed to dis
turb their amity, although one wore the
moccasins of the Algonquins and the
other those of their deadly enemies, the
Sioux. Rolette, in compliment to the
judge's lithe, active Indian figure and
aboriginal tastes, always called him
Hiawatha, after the mythical wise man
of the Ojibwas.
But for the judge's forethought we
should probably have never had the
cheerful face of this Yorick of the bor
der to cast its sunlight over the relics of
the atone age, the scalp of Kapo
sia's chief and the grave faces
of the warriors and statesmen of
civilization. The jocund has its rights.
The name 3of Mr. Rolette's father and
mother's father have been written in
the annals of the West for over eighty
years. When Montgomery Pike, the
first United States officer 911 the Upper
Mississippi, landed at Prairie dv Chien
on the 4tli day of September. 1805, to
pick out a site for a fort, the father of
the mother of the subject of this por
trait provided him with quarters and
with light barges for the upner river.
When Pike stopped, in 1816. at Red
Wing, on his return from his tiresome
and perilous voyage to the head waters
of the river, he was met by a present
from Monsieur Joseph Rolette, of
Prairie dv Chien, of brandy, coffee, and
sugar, and when he reached the Prairie
he was right royally feasted by M.
Rolette and his friends. This M. Ro'ette,
of the Prairie, was very enterprising.
Among other occupations, he cultivated
a large farm. He was part proprietor of
The First Saw Mill
on theChippewa river, paying the Sioux
chief, Wabashaw, $1,000 Der year for the
privilege and the timber. He built a
distillery. He was a transporter of mer
chandise between the Portage and the
Prairie. He was a leader in politics.
He was chief justice of Crawford
county. He was noted for making good
bargains, thereby acquiung, as one of
his names among the Indians, that of
Sapan-Zapta, meani-ig live more, be
cause, as they said, let them offer what
numuer of skins they would in ex
change for an article, his terms invaria
bly were "five more." His superiority
as a business man is further illustrated
by the following story from the Annals
ot Wisconsin:
The scene was on Lake Winuebaeo, where
N. Rolette was engaged with a trading boat,
when he met another boat, on which were
his employes, directly from Prairie dv Chien.
Of course," after an absence of some weeks
from home, the meeting on these lonely
waters, and the exchanging of news was an
occasion of great excitement. The boats
were stopped, earnest greetings exchanged,
question followed question.
'Eh! bien." inquired M. Rolette, "have
the finished ;he new house?"
"Oui. monsieur."
"Et la cheminee fame-t-elle?" (Docs the
chimney smoke?)
"Non, monsieur."
"And the harvest, how is that?"
"Very fine, indeed.
"Is the mill at work?"
"Yes. plenty of water."
"How is Whip? (His favorite horse.)
"Oh, Whip is first-rate."
Everything, in short, about the store, the
farm, the business of various descriptions
being satisfactorily gone over, there was no
occasion for further delay. It was time to
"Eh! bien— adieu! bon voyage!"
"Arrachez— mes gens!" (Go ahead, men.)
Then suddenly: '"Arretez. arretez." (Stop!
stop !)
"Comment se portent Mme. Rolette et les
enfants?" (How are Mrs. iiolette and the
The officers of the law decided about as M.
Rolette, of the Prairie, wished, without forms
or nhrases. A soldier named Fry was brought
before a justice, accused of stealing and kill
ing a calf of M. Rolette. The justice had just
before been engaged with his friends in
drinking brandy, which he called takiuar a
little "quelq ne chose." He addressed the
prisoner as follows: "Pry. you great rascal I
What for you kill M. Rolette's calf?"
Fry— l did not kill M. Ko;ette"s calf."
Justice (shaking his fist)— You lie, you
great rascal. Constable, take him to jail.
Come, gentlemen, come, let us take a little
In elections M. Rolette made it very simple
for his friends and adherents, tor, when
asked for what candidates they were going to
vote their answer invariably was "Je va vote
pour Mous. liolette "
As the American element increased,
M. Rolette's modes did not seen) en
tirely to suit, and it is said that the
commanding officer at Fort Crawford
Banished Him to an Island,
where he was "forced to spend the win
ter. M. Rolette introduced the first
sheep on the Upper Mississippi; but
these, although bought for ewes, turned
out to be wethers. He is said to have
introduced the first swine in the North
west; their number rapidly increased.
The Sioux name of Joseph Rolette. the
subject of the portrait, and son of this
Joseph Rolette of the Prairie, was
Sheyo-cihint-ku, Prairie-Chickens-Son.
At the Prairie young Joseph, of course,
learned tne French, English, Sioux,
and, probably, the Menominee and Sac
and Fox languages. When he went to
New York city to obtain the classical
and commercial education which he
there acquired at the school of Mr! Hya
cinth Penquet, he was the type of a wild
Western boy. Upon his first appear
ance on Broadway he was dressed in
buckskin and carried a long rifle. When
he left the city, besides his other accom
plishments, he had learned to talk
Spanish— and walk it, too. "He had
heard the chimes at midnitrht." "
In 1543 young Mr. Rolette, in connec
tion with his uncle. Mr. Fisher, started
his line of Red river carts between
Pembina and St. Paul. This line and
that of the late Norman W. Kittson, by
whom M. Rolette was soon engaged,
diverted the fur traffic which had there
tofore largely gone to the Hudson Bay
company, to* St. Paul, which city thereby
became one of the largest fur markets
in America. In 1844 six only of these
carts came to St. Paul. In 1858 their
number was 600. From 1844 to 1864 the
amount of furs here handled rose from
11.400 to $250,000, four-fifths of which
came from Pembina. This commerce
made St. Paul a city. Mr. Rolette
was a member of the Minnesota legis
lature trom Pembina from 1853 to 1857,
both inclusive. Sometimes he traveled
the entire route from Pembina to St.
Paul, 480 miles, on snowshoes, enduring
many hardships, but at other times he
came down in a cariole
Drawn by Five Dogs,
driven tandem fashion, and harnessed
tastily, with jingling bells, he himself
buried iv furs and looking like a jolJy
Santa Claus fresh from Lapland. It is
said that Mr. Rolette, while he was in
the legislature, being offered on one oc
casion 100 lots in a paper town for his
vote, answered: "If you call it $10 in
stead of the lots I will consider it."
Mr. Rolette was a member of the con
stitutional convention, and appointed
on the committee upon the distribution
of the powers of the state government,
and also on that upon the subject of
school funds, education and science.
Mr. Rolette knew his business, but on
these abstruse subjects, as on all others
of a like character, he maintained a
wise silence, as will be seen by his rec
ord in the journal of the convention, as
Aug. 21, 1857— Mr. Rolette moved that
the convention adjourn until Monday
next. The motion was not agreed to.
Aug. 26.— Mr. Rolette <noved that the
convention adjourn. The motion was
not agreed to.
Aug. 27— In the apportionment in the
schedule, on motion of Mr. Rolette, the
words "and Tod were stricken out and
inserted before Pembina. Mr. Rolette
moved that the convention adjourn.
The motion was not agreed to.
As the convention was doubtless as
anxios as Mr. Rolette to have
"Tod" annexed to Pembina, they
treated him shabbily in not accom
modating him with the very
few adjournments that he asked for.
But Mr. Rolette made honors easy in
the legislative council on the capital re
moval question, for he forced that body
to remain in- session for 123 hours with
out adjournment or recess. The legis
lative council took their meals in their
room and camped on the floor.
Mr. Rolette. was full of original say
ings. He was once ill at the American
house, and when asked what was the
matter, answered the "kangaroo;" but
no one ever found out what the kanga
roo was. He was like his father, very
hospitable. If a stranger had come to
his lodge, in the words of Red Cioud to
Montgomery Pike, he would have
"thrown him corn like a bird." Charles
Cavilleer, of Pembina, writes of him:
"I first saw Joe Rolette in 1845 in St. Paul.
He came in charge of Mr. Kiltson's
Brigade of Carts.
"The next time I saw him was on the 17th
of August of the same year, when I went to
Pembiua. He received us opposite to that
place at the head of 500 Indiaus and mixed
bloods with such a fusiiade from their euna
that made the welkin iing, and afterwards
w 1 h sucn a frendly war whoop that it would
almost have raised the dead to life. Soon
Jos had some lifteen or twenty canoes, with,
half-breeds find Indians to paddle us over
the raging Red river, and when we lauded
on the other side there was such a shouting
of Ho! Ho! Hos! such embracing and kissing
as I had never seen before, and never expect
to see again. Joe then took us to Mr. Kitt
suifs headquarters and set us down to a
sumptuously gotten-up supper, to which, as
huugry voyageurs, we did more than justice.
From that time began my long and pleasant
acquaintance with Joe, and a kinder or more
generous fellow never lived."
Joseph Wilson, of St. Cloud, writes:
"I first met Joe at Prairie dv Chien in 1*42.
Joe was a good man to his friends, tender
hearted and libernl. He gave away a great
deal of money to persons who were needy at
Pembina and in that vicinity. He was suc
cessful in the leeislature. He never under
took any measure that he did not carry
through. The country was new at that time,
and allowance should be made for early set
tlers in a new country."
Mr. Rolette loved the prairies. In his
day they shook with the tramp of in
numerable buffaloes. He loved the
gypsy camps of his swarthy mixed
bloods of the Red river:
"When on pemmican they feasted,
Pemmican and buffalo marrow.
Haunch of deer and hump of bison
Yellow cakes of the Mondamtn,
And the wild rice of the river;"
he loved their violins, the torn -torn, the
Indian flute and drum; the voyageur
songs of the Canadas. He lov«d the
long-stemmed pipes with bowls of red,
and the fragrant smoke of the kinne
kenic. But much as he preferred the
camp fire and the canoe, Mr. Rolette
had inherited too much politeness from
his Normandy progenitors to wound the
feelings of the people of the towu. He
Took His Qnelqne-Chose
with the citizens. He danced his
Ojibwa dances at the Fuller and the
Winslow. He frequently made it lively
on the long porch of the old American
house. Ilis-"cri de joie" enlivened
Third street from the Merchants' hotel
to tht Seven corners. He was as varied
in his HCcomDlinhments as Pan-Puk-
Edewis, the handsome Yenadizzie—
like John Mohegan and the Leather
Stocking, he bad his own sifts.
Mr. Rolette was of medium heisrht;
rather stout, but graceful. He walked
with a quick, natty step, caught from
the trail. He was fond of Indian finery.
The portrait, enlarged from an old orig
inal, represents him in his habit as he
lived— the embroidered moccasins, the
beaded pouch, tht) knife sheath worked
with the quills of the porcupine, the
sash of Pembina.
His face was wrinkled with lauerhter,
and bronzed by the sun and the storm.
As years advanced his fortunes dark
ened. His hearing became greatly im
paired. Some say that at times they
thought his eyes had been wet with
tears. Life inverted her torch. His
hair was silvering-
About one mile north from Pembina,
land of the high Uush bearing cran
berry, nearly equi-distant between the
oceans, far from his ancestral Nor
mandy, home of boldest sailors, in the
graveyard around t'>e old Catholic
church of Belencourt, under a cross of
oak, lies the body of the Prairie-Chick
ens-Son. The cross once bore these
words :
Here reposes Jos: Rolette.
Born Oct. 23, 182 >, and
Died May 16. 1871.
Time long since elTaced the simple
chronicle. The Ojibwas and the hnlf
breeds culled him Joe. The Poor Pan-
"Ended were his wild adventures.
Ended were his tricks and eambols,
Ended all his craft and f-uuniug,
Ended all his mischief making.
His memory was fading away in the
city that he loved.
"Then the noble Hiawatha
Took his soul, bis ghost, bis 6hadow;
Spaseand said: "Oh! Puk-Puk-Keewis,
Never more in human figure
Shall you search for new adventures;
I wM change you to an eagle.
Chief of all the fowls with feathers,
Chief of Hiawatha"s chickens.' "
Routine Proceed ines.
The portrait, which is a full length
pastel, admirably executed and elegant
ly framed, will be hung on the society
walls, and become a valuable addition
to tbe collection.
Much impoitant business was trans-
QPRING HUMORS, whether itching, burn-
O ing. bleeding, scaly, crusted, pimply or
blotchy, whether of the skin, scalp or blood.
With loss of hair, whether simple, scrofulous
or hereditary, from infancy to age, are now
speedily, permanently and economically
cured by that greatest of all known humor
cures, the
A skin and blood purifier of incomparable
purity and curative power. An acknowl
edged specific of world-wide celebrity. En
tirely vegetable, safe, innocent and palatable.
Effects daily more great cures of skin, scalp
and blood "humors than all other skin and
blood remedies before the public. . Sale
greater than the combined, sales of all other
blood and skin remedies. • . -
Sold everywhere. Price, 81. Potter Dbttg
and Chemical Corporation, Boston.
for "How to Cure . Spring
Humors." • : . • V
Ely's Cream .-BalrcK3K*rjl
WILL CURE ■(^^riSoi
Apply lialm into each v.o?-WHR\£J4vf£U
ril. "ELY BftO*., 06 Wnr "Hp^^»^
acted, President Sibley occupying the
chair. Hon. Isaac Staples, of Stillwa
ter, and W. M. Sushnell were elected
life members. The death of George W.
Lamson, a life member, was an
Henry Villard Will Meet the In-
(1 ust 1 ial Union Ihis Evening.
President Marvin, of .the St. Paul In
dustrial union, issued ths following call .
i yesterday: s
1 To the embers of the St. Paul Industrial
s "Union: The regular meeting. of the union
this week will be held on Tuesday evening. >'
3 have received the following communication
i from Henry Villard: .
•: St. Paul, April 14.— Charles E. Marvin,
President St. Paul Industrial Union— Dear
Sir: Responding to your invitation I shall
be glad to meet the members of the St. Paul
Industrial union to-morrow (Tuesday) even
ing. Yours truly, llenkt Villard.
This will be a very important meeting, and
I should be glad to nave every member of the
: union present. Members will aiso ; be . per
; mitted to invite one or two of their friends,
but as the capacity of the chamber of com
merce is not large, pleas-e limit this invitation
to those who are directly interested jin the
manufacturing interests of our city:

Homesecliers' Excursions,
Via* the Wisconsin Central, April 22,
May 20. Sept. 9 and 23, and Oct. 14, at
one fare for the round trip to points in
Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia,
Indian Territory, Louisiana, Missis
sippi, Tennessee and Texas. , Stop-over
privileges south of the Ohio river and
west of the Missouri river. For time
tables, tickets and detailed information
apply to the city ticket offices, 19 Nicol
let house block, corner Washington ave
nue, Minneapolis, and Hi:: East Third
street, corner Jackson street, St. Paul,
or write to F. H. Anson, general North
western passenger agent, Minneapolis.
New Sherman House.
The Sherman house is undergoing a
great many needed improvements. Mr.
J. :H. • Sleeper, the new landlord, pro
poses to have his house second to none.
Mr. J. D. Waller, who made himself so:
popular a few years ago at the Sherman,
and lately of the West hotel. St. Cloud,
will be found at the Sherman in a few
days. ■-■ •
J a meeting at Labor hall, 70 East Seventh
St.. every .Thursday night at >» o'clock. - .'.
LEWIS— St. Paul, Minn.. April 14, IH9O.
Jennie A. Hale, wife of R. J. Lewis. Fu
neral from family residence, No. 2 »9 Ellen
street, to-day at _:3l> p. m. St Albans (Vt.)
papers please copy. ..■.:.■•.••<. -■.•,.
WHITING— In St. Paul, Flavia Blanding,
wife of the late Charles B. Whiting, at her
residence. 504 Carroll street, April 13,
1890, at 8:30 a. m., aged fifty years twenty
four days. Funeral services Tuesday at
2:3 'p. m. Friends invited. Remains will
be taken to Taylor's Falls for interment. -
Absolutely Pure.
This -.powder never varies. . A mirvel :
i purity, strength, and wholesomeness. Mora .
economical than the, ordinary, kinds, and
■ cannot be sold in competition with the multi {
tude of low-test short-weight alum or phos
phate : powders. Sold only In cans. Royal
Baking Powder Co., 100 Wall St., N. Y #
Investmen! & Improvement Co.
* . Cilfillan Block,
■ ■ ■■ . /-■- ■•■ ■■• ■■ ■ ■■■
Near Grand Ay. Electric Line.
Cochran & Walsh
; __G3-E_nTTS
Offices! Stores!
- AND — -
Prices Moderate. Apply to
Edw. E. Davidson,
340 Cedar Street.
Ramsey— ss. Probate Court.
■Iv the matter of the estate : of Daniel Dcs
; mond, deceased. "JB9OTp^s_!
I On reading and filing the petition of Mary
Desmond, of said county, representing that
Daniel Desmond has lately died intestate, a
: resident and inhabitant of the county of
a Ramsey and state of Minnesota, leaving
goods, chattels and estate within this county,
and praying that administration of j his es
tate be to her granted : V. ■■'
It Ii ordered, that said petition be heard at
a special term of this court, to be held at the
court house, in the city of St. Paul, in said
county, on Monday, the 12th day of May,
lb9o, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon, and that
notice of such bearing be given -to all per-;
sons interested, by publishing this order at
I least once in each week for three successive
weeks prior to said day of hearing, in the St.
Paul Daily '< Globe, a daily, newspaper
printed and published in said county.
Dated at St. Paul this 14th day of April,
1890. ■_. :•■>;
By the Court: - ■•■-- "•-■■ '--'■
. -,-■• 'Judge of Probate.
Dr. B. C. Cornwell, Dentist.
. Seventh N. E. Cor. Jackson. St. Paul.
Send for Descriptive Ciicuk*
: [Scientific Magazine.]
:.-". Be careful of your diet. • You do not need
heavy food such as you require during the
Winter. -•-..:■ .
Spring may be beautiful, but it is treacher
ous. Do not let it deceive you into a cold, a
fever, malaria or pneumonia.
Do not throw off your Winter flannels too
early. : It is better to suffer a little inconven
ience than to take cold. - .
If you feel tired, feverish or over-heated,
do not rush off and take "Spring medicines."
. Cool yourself down . and in this way help '
your system and purify your blood.
If you feel hot and "thirsty, do not drink
large quantities of water or oilier "long"
drinks. It is much better to take a little pure
1 whiskey and water, which will quench the
thirst, tone the system, and fortify against
disease. .
Remember that only pure whiskey should
ever be taken into the system, and "that the
leading chemists and bcien lists of the present
day unite in declaring that Duffy's Pure Malt
is absolutely the purest and hest.
-. ■ ■ ' AMUSEMENTS.' ...
A Great Shakespearean Event.
.A Symphony of Delight.— N. T. Herald.
■ In her magnificent production of
Nine Exquisite Scenes.
Next Week— Rhea. ■ .
— -XT. OF ML. —
Glee and Banjo Clubs!
Prices— 2sc, 50c, 75e and $1.
. Secure seats early to-day. : *
RAG AN illustrated
' ■' Twelfth and Minnesota Streets.
April 29— "Yosemite and Yellowstone." ;
May I— '•Belgium and Holland."
. May s— "Ramblings in Rome.*'
May 6— "Treasures of the Rookies."
Course tickets,sl.sO; single admission, soc.
Tickets for sale at the Northwestern Book
House, 117 East Third street; Mubsetter's
Drug Store, Fourth and Wabasha: Alien's.
Seventh and Jackson streets; Wilkes', Seven
Minneapolis, Monday Evening Next.
SEATS The successor of the Crystal D
ON Slipper,
By the Ideal Extravaganza
At Dyer Bros Company, numbering 200
158 E. St. persons.
St. Paul vs. Minneapolis !
Called 3:30. Take motor foot
of Jackson street. ■-
Kohl, Middleton & Co. I VI
, With Her
10 Cts— Krwnri New sta"P Shows. 3—lo Cts
We make make no extravagant
statements, nor give away dollars
with Children's Carriages!
If you need a Carriage, we ask
you to obtain our prices before buy
ing, being positive we can save you
from $1 to $5 on any Carriage we
sell. Call and satisfy yourself, or
H end for illustrated circular.
\ :: and IRON WAGONS
Early purchasers of GASOLINE
obtain special prices and have first
choice from our large stock. Goods
338 to 342 East Seventh Street, near Pine,
V : ;vo-; ST. PAUL, MINN.
Correspond" nee solicited.
ffISK-fi^ Com posed ol Cotton Hoot, Tansy
It SS« "3 and Pennyroyal— a recent discovery
% y vi by an old ph>sician. Is success
: X«« tally used monthly— Safe. Effect
ual. i Price $1, by mail, sealed. Ladies, ask
you druggist for Cook's Cotton Root Com
pound and take no substitute; or inclose 2
stamps for sealed particulars. Address
Po.nDJLIIjY COMPANY, N0.3 Fisher
Block, 131 Woodward ay., Detroit, Mich.
Sold by L. & W. A. Mussetter, Druggistsaud
Chemists, St. Paul. Minn.
i T. L. BLOOD & CO.'S |
■ Are the Best. Satisfaction Guaranteed H
JBk tSSßafe, lure Md alw»J« reliable. Ladle-.
I*7,** *tfP mtknruxfltt far Dlan«nd lira-.
I (mf 'IP ured dIuIUo bo««, »e»l«J with h\
-1 \st M iikboi. Take bo other. s»»d4c'^- v
A~ £r " ftro»rtloal»r. in* "Belief forL«d!e».
i ■■' in Utter, by return malL /faint rs T. '■
■ OUakMMV Okev'l Co.- &la««i»o>» »a-« l'ulm., I •.
3i^l^p«LrtAfl RESTORED.
RWH ff" MI 1 n 11 1 1 REMEDY Feee.- a. victim
yVOKIJQBiUUU of youthful li prudence,
caosin- Prc=»tnro Decay. Nervous Debility, Lost j
Manhood, Co., having tried i i vain every know .. reme- ;
dy, has discovered a simple means of self-cure, which ;
he will send (se->led) FREE to his fellow-sufferers. _■
»>«i*is«i .i. RKEVES. P.O. Box 3200, Now YorfcCS"
■■■■'■'i--" ■' ' " ' ' '■' '____•
vu n 4L ,-„ like it anywnere :
: Nothing *Kead the list of Wants with care
Fine Suits, Elegant Overcoats,
This is the all-engrossing: topic with the people now —
where and what to buy with a certainty of getting- the
With the majority this problem has been solved, but we
want all to know. Our goods are the
o ' ail m n j Tailor-made and perfect-fitting. We
rrince Albert UreSS ana lead and control this trade. Style is
, ■- , stamped on every garment. Prices
DUSineSS SuitS. from $18 to §32.50 for finest Imported
(Clay) Worsted Suit. :^&sl
0 , * st . n All the latest novelties in fabrics. Yon
back & Cutaway UreSS get all the advantages here. Lowest
Prices, Exclusive Fabrics, Style and
and Business SuitS. Fit same as your tailor's. Prices from
$6 to $30. .
QDDIKIf* Al * on tlie tol) wave or style. A per-
Of /f//i C 7 feet assortment of newest fabrics.
a * *=» *«i, /% m *rt\ ot a l ' ill number among* them.
illf FRsll A 7" V li:1I1 ? (> in price from S8 to finest that
%JW i-lIUUn IU. can be made at $30.
m FMii r%n mm mm- A beautiful stock. As instok. so in
TA/LOn-mADC sales - This season beats the best
record of the past. Patterns in the full
TBniIRFRR flush of popular favor. Prices for an
ffVVUbffU. all-wool at $2 to the finest at $9.
In KILT, KERSEY and KNEE-PANT SUITS. The lovely fabrics; some
beautifully quaint and charming' novelties. The stylish appearance and
low prices have drawn unstinted admiration from m )thers. Anything?
you are partial to is here, "if 'tis proper," from the reliable Knockabout
at §2 to the newest conceit in Kilts and Jerseys.
Our universal reputation is upheld, our patrons protected and a RE
manufacture of our clothing- from the LOOM to the. COUNTER.
ST, PAUL, - - MIlSreT.
Fourth, Fifth ana St. Peter Sts.. St. Paul, Minn.
X[W§&>. No - 1 (Inside Leg: Measure 16-inch) $2.48
WISIV >ny No. 2 (Inside Leg; Measure 18-inch) $2.89
cM tßs3^tM No. 3 (Inside Leg Measure 20-inch) $3.29
Y^Tl^WyiT^ No - 4 (Inside Leg Measure 22-inch) $3.69
VzLJ^^ viM No. 5 (Inside Leg Measure 24-inch) $4.15
All with Oval Iron Tire, Wire Wheels.
IKltibLto! ' mmmk
No. 1 (for girl of 4to 7 yrs) $6.75 i^^^^^S lln
Ko. 2 (for girl of 7to 10 yrs) $7.98 Jt^^^^P^^^^
Ho. 3 (for girl of 10 to 13 yrs) $9.35 .At yX^jW^ \fl V
All Tricycles are adjustable, r^P y
which allows for growth. \A
We also carry sizes in the new Adjustable Velocipedes, which cost
a little more, but are cheaper in the end for a growing 1 boy. Examine
our stock and prices.
[jCsMSs^avlsi^ 3s9BV^MsW9s^sLE Z.Kj-~J-JsyAsi\]i^lV |T|
st. PAUL
Foundry Company,
Architectural Iron Work!
' " "a "**■
Founders. Machinists, Blacksmiths and
Pattern Makers. Send (or cuts of col
umns. Works on St. P., M. &M. R. R.,
near Como avenue. Office 102 E. Fourth
street, St. Paul. C. M. POWER. Secre
.-IT and Treasurer
---'• «^Uj-_ , POSITITKLY (TBES BHKtS.
Am^S^^^^^Sa KIDSKV an.l exhausting
WmiH^ Hl^& ! mmy sexes. 100- or Electricity.
*^ISISi!^ Guaranteed
power- A ful MEDICAL KLECTBIC BELT in the
WO B Ii D Kleetrle Bnipensory free with Male
Belts. Pamphlet free. DR. W. J. HORNE,
Removed to 180 Wabash Ay., Chicago.
all personal Weakness IN men
SV\ UAUHA, •<•., CritKUwlibuntmrdlrin*. The enrrenti
ire under complete control of wt<arer ami to powerful they
need only be worn.tfaree hours duller .md are instantly fell
!>y the wearer or we forfeit $5,000. Great improve
ments over all othen. Especially recommended to
YOUNCMEN AOFI), suffering from
VITAL WEAKNESS of a personal nature and their ef.
i .'eels, who lack}*ital force nerve energy and muscular power
\nd have failed to attain strength and I'rrlett SlmhncxJ,
A I I HJI £? EM who think their waning vital
** Mm la Iwl CMM Ity the natural remit* of tb«
; progress of old age and decay, when It ii limply want ol
animal or natural electricity and the power to produce it.
We have Belts and Sn«peni>oriesipeeially for these easea.
1 Worst easel guaranteed permanently cured in 2 montbi.
, A Good Care of Nervous Debility.
Uiixitroi.is, Minn., Jan. 21, IfitO.
Tmt SANDiNKLtcTmie Co.:— lt gives me grrat pleasure to
Inform you, and for the benefit of other rufTercrsas I was,
that your wonderful Eleetrle Belt has been of the greatest
poiiible.servics to me, and has done more than you claim
ed It would. I have worn your belt a few months", and I am
tO'dayjustrs healthy a man as I ever was. I suffered from
nervous del lllty,weak bark, kidney complaint, and gener
ally broken lown In health, not able to work. 1 went to the
last I marie up my mind to nee you. I bought a S'iO.OObelb
and am now a well nun. I recommend your bells to all suf
ferers, especially of nervous debility, for I know" it will
care them. Yours nn<t sincerely,
CUARI.K3 FISHER, 300 Clifton Ay».
. Onr Himtrated book, giTln< full Information and test;.
monlals from prominent men la every State who have been
free and Invited. Open Saturdays till ap. m.; Sunday!
.Tom 10 a. m. to 12 m.
Qnnmo to let nd". in the Glob* are Ken
nuufw> by the most people.

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