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A £hort Frontier Story
"Which Lhows That There Are More "Ways Than One of
Vetoing a Bill in a "Western Legislature.
I The ancestors of Joe Rolette, the lead
! Ing character in the story which I am
about to relate, emigrated at a very early
day from Normandy, in France, to Can
ada. It is believed that the celebrated
Montcalm was one of this party. Many
of these emigrants became discouraged
by the hardships they encountered, and
returned to France, but not ■so the
Rolettes. Jean Joseph Rolette, the father
of our Joseph, was born in Quebec on
Sept. 24, 1781. He was originally designed
for-the priesthood, but, fortunately for
that holy order, his inclinations led him
in another direction, and he became an
Indian trader. His first venture in busi
ness was at Montreal, next at Windsor,
opposite Detroit, finally winding up at
Prairie dv Chien, about the year 1801 or
ISO 2.
In the war of 1812 with Great Britain
the Americans captured Prairie dv Chien
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lunch room. It is bound to be seen—
it is sure to be read— it never ha»
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the current.
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in 1814, and built a stockade there, which
was called Fort Shelby. The British, un
der Col. McKay, besieged it, Rolette hav
ing some rank in the attacking party. He
was offered a captaincy in the British
army for his good behavior in this af
fair, but declined it. He continued his
Indian trade successfully up to 1820, when
John Jacob Astor offered him a leading
position in the American Fur company,
which he accepted and held until 183«>,
when he was succeeded by Hercules L.
Dousman. He died at Prairie dv Chien
Dec. 1, 1542, leaving a widow and two
children, a son and daughter. His daugh
ter married Capt. Hood, of the United
States army, and was a very superior
woman. His son was the hero of this
story. Rolette Sr. was called by the In
dians "Sheyo," the prairie chicken, fiom
the rapidity with which he traveled. Joe
was called "Sheyo Chehint Ku," tha
prairie chicken's son.
Joe Rolette was born Oct. 23, 1820, at
Prairie dv Chien. He received a commer
cial education in New York, but having
inherited the free and easy half-savage
characteristics of his father he s,:on
Who Saved the Capital to St. Paul by Running Away With the BUI to Remove
It to St. Peter In 1856.
gravitated to the border, and settled at
Pemblna, on the Red River of the North,
near the dividing line between the United
States and Canada. At this point an ex
■ ■ nsive trade In furs had sprung up in
position to the Hudson bay people, who
ad monopolized the trade for British in
terests for many long years. The catch of
furs was brought down to the Mississippi
every year by brigades of carts construct
ed entirely of wood and rawhide, which
were drawn by a single horse or ox,
and carried a load of from 800 to 1000
pounds. These vehicles were admirably
adapted to the country, which was in a
perfectly natural state, without roads of
any kind, except the trail worn by the
carts. They could easily pass over a
slough that would obstruct any other
form of wheeled carriage, and one man
could drive eight or ten of them, each
: being hitched behind the other. They
I were readily constructed by the unskilled
half-breeds on the border, where Iron was
unobtainable. This trade, with an oc
casional arrival of dog-trains In the win
ter, was the only connecting link between
far away Pemblna and St. Paul.
When the territory of Minnesota was
organized In 1849 St. Paul was desig
nated as the capital and a plain but
suitable building was erected by the
United States for the purpose of W-al
government, and, when finished, the ter
ritorial legislature convened there anivj.
Joe Rolette, being the leading citizen of
I Pemblna, and naturally desirous of
I spending his winters at the capital, had
i himself elected to the legls'ature; first to
! the house of representatives In 1553. and
again In 1854 and 1855. In 1856 and 1557
he was returned to the council, which
was the upp*r house, corresponding to
the senate as the legislature Is w
composed Thia body consisted of flfr. n
members. The sessions were limited by
the organic act to sixty days.
That the capital should be located and
remain in St. PauJ had been determined
by the leading citizens of this region, as
far as they could decide this question,
before the organization of the territory,
but there were from the beginning manll
festatlons of a desire to remove it, ex
hibited in several localities. William R.
Marshall resided at St. Anthony, and
at the first session In 1849 worked hard
to have it removed to that point, but
failed, and no serious attempt was again
made until 1857, when, on Feb. 6, a bill
•was Introduced by a councilor from St.
Cloud, to remove It to St. Peter, a town
on the Minnesota river, which bad
grown Into considerable importance.
Gen. Gorman was the governor and
largely Interested In St. Peter. Ha
gave the scheme the weight of his influ.
ence. Wlnona, through Its councilor,
Bt. A. D. Balcombe. was a warm advo
cate of the change, and enoutrh lnfiu< n •«
was Becured to carry the bill in both
bouses; It, however, only passed the coun.
ell by one majority, eight voling in its
favor, and seven against It.
It was at this point in the fight that
Rolette proved himself a bolf 1 and buc
cessful strategist. He was a friend of
St. Paul and was determined that the
plan should not succeed If It was possi
ble for him to prevent It. He never
calculated chances, or hesitated at re.
sponslbllltles, and would undertake
any desperate measure to carry a point
with the same unreflecting dash a.d
hesdlessness of danger that he would
plunge his horse Into a herd of buffalo,
shooting right and left, trusting to luck
to extricate him. It happened that Joe
was chairman of the committee on en.
rolled bills of the council, and all bills
had to pass through his hands for en
rollment and comparison. On the 27th
of February the removal bill reached
him and he Instantly decided that the
legislature should never see It again, so
he put It In his pocket and disappeared.
He had, however, foresight enough to
carefully deposit the bill in the vault of
Truman M. Bmith's bank. In the Fuller
house, on the corner of Seventh and
Jackson streets, before his vanishment.
On the 28th Joe did net appear In his
seat, and no one seemed to know any
thing: of his whereabouts. As his ab
sence was prolonged, some o' the advo
cates of the removal became uneasy and
sent to the enrollment committee for
the bill, but none of them knew anything
about It. At this point Mr. Balcombe
offered a resolution calling on Roletu to
report the bill forthwith, and on his fall-
ure to do so, that the next member of
the committee, Mr. Wales, procure an
other enrolled copy and report It. He
then moved the previous question on hts
resolution. At this point, Mr. Setzer, a
friend of St. Paul, moved a call of the
council, and, Mr. Rolette being reported
absent, the sergeant-at-arms was sent to
find him and bring him In.
To comprehend the full bearings of the
situation it should be known that under
the rules no business could be transacted
while the council was under a call, and
that it required a two-thirds vote to dis
pense with the call. As I have said be
fore, the bill was passed in the council
by a vote of eight for and seven against,
which was the full vote of che body, but
in the absence of Rolette there were only
fourteen present, but, luckily for St. Paul,
it takes as many to make two-thirds of
fourteen as it does to make two-thirds
of fifteen, and the friends of the bill could
only muster nine on the motion to dis
pense with the call. Mr. John B. Bris
bin was president of the council, and a
strong friend of St. Paul, so no relaxa
tion of the rules could be hoped for from
him. In this dilemma the friends of re
moval were forced to desperate extremes
and Mr. Talcombe actually made an ex
tended argument to prove to the chair
that nine was two-thirds of fourteen.
Both gentlemen were graduates of Yale,
and on the completion of his argument
Mr. Brisjbln said: "Baieombe, we never
figured that way at Yale; the motion Is
lost," and the council found itself at a
deadlock, with the call pending, and no
hope of transacting any business unless
some member of the five yielded. They
were all steadfast, however, and there
was nothing to do but to receive the dally
report of the sergeant-at-arms that Mr.
Rolette could not be found. Sometimes
he would report a rumor that Rolette had
been seen at some town up the river,
making for Pemblna with a dog: train at
the rate of fifteen miles an hour. Again
that he had been assassinated; In-fact,
everything but the truth, which was that
he was luxuriously quartered In the up
per story of the Fuller house, having the
jolllest time of his life, surrounded by
friends, male and female, and supplied
with the best the town afforded, includ
ing tuckets of champagne. ■'-.-,■:■■'.-•,"■-.' .:•""■
The Bth of March was the last day of
the session"and the council camped In its
chamber, theoretically handcuffed and
hobbled, until midnight of that day, when
President Brisbin took the chair and pro
nounced the council adjourned sine die.
The sergeant-at-arms was John Lamb,
well known to all old settlers. He was a
resident of St. Paul and true to her in
terests, as his conduct proved. I don't
suppose any man ever spent five days
and nights trying harder how not to find
his man than he did on this occasion.
Whether his fidelity was ever rewarded
I am unable to say.
During the deadlock the friends of re
moval got a copy of the bill through, but
neither the speaker of the house nor the
president of the council would sign It. The
governor, however, did approve It, but the
first time it was tested in court It was
pronounced invalid and set aside. Other
attempts at capital removal were made,
but none of them proved successful.
Rolette and I were close friends; we
had served together in the council at Its
i -ding session and afterwards in the
constitutional convention, and always
roomed tog-ether when in St. Paul. I
lived in Traverse dcs Sioux, which Is
nrvt door to St. Peter, at the time of
th attemr 'o remove the capital there,
but vigorous .» opposed the measure. Ro
lette's life was threatened by the friends
of removal, and many is the night I havo
played the part of bodyguard to him,
armed to the teeth, but fortunately he
was not assailed.
As I rather admired the plucky manner
in which my friend had stood by St. Paul
In this, the hour of her danger, I con
ceived the idea of preserving the event to
history by presenting his portrait to the
historical society of the state, which I
did in April, 1890, and also hung one in
the Minnesota club. It is a capital like
ness, representing him in full life size
in the wild and picturesque costume of
the border, with a brass tablet on the
frame inscribed with the following leg
end: "The Hon. Joe Rolette, who saved
the capital to St. Paul by running away
with the bill removing it to St. Peter, in
Joe died at Pembina, and is burled In
the graveyard of the old Catholic church
of Belencourt under a cross of oak, which
once bore the words:
"Here reposes Joseph Rolette
Born Oct. 23, 1820.
Died May 16, 1871."
This simple chronicle is long since ef
Requiescat in pace, is the wish and hope
of his historian and friend.
—Chas. B. Flandrau.
■ -^te- __
Seven Times a Widow.
Senora Rey Castillo, a Mexican lady,
sureTy Vjds the world's record for mul
tiple *^wnood, as she has worn the
i£w ,B HSei Vso? "a 1"68 between the years
1880 and 1886. A curious feature of the
case is that each of her consorts found
a violent but different exit from life.
The first fell out of a carriage, the sec
ond took poison by accident, the third
perished by a mining accident, the
fou, rth shot hlmself, the fifth was killed
while hunting, the sixth met his death
by dropping from a scaffolding and the
last was drowned.
Growth of Melbourne.
Melbourne, now the seventh cTty of the
British empire consisted at the time of
Queen Victoria's accession of thirteen
— —^>-
Club Comforts
And the cheerfulness of your own home
can be taken with you on your journey
\iJ°T,££ V Al» viJt th« e "Elec
tric Limited," the 1 finest train o running
from the Twin Cities to Chicago.
. Synonym*
Give us all a good deal of trouble It's
often hard V\S elect a word of similar
meaning, and thus avoid repetition Yet
it's t easy with some words-"comforta
.b.lei.. or instance. The "Burlington Lim
ited'; is a perfect synonym for "comfort
able and one that suggests itself to all
patrons of that line.
Ella Wheeler Wllcox Write* an En
tertaining Article ,on , the Condi
tion of Thlng»-8a j■ When a Man
Get* Sorry for a Woman (he Par
»on or the Judffe 'l» Likely Soon
to Hear of It. ■'
A week ago the Rev. V; Dr. ■.. Hamilton
preached to a fashionable Newport con
gregation that if society refuses to re
ceive men or women who bri^ak up homes
it will put an end to dlvorc* He begged
society to do this as a. klitdness to the
church, as people care more for . social
recognition than for preachers' sermons.
When reading the ea.t-nes)t plea which
the reverend gentleman addressed to his
audience at Newport recently (audience
seems a more appropriate word to use
than congregation in speaking of New
port) I am forcibly reminded of the
prophecy which was made by Mile. Cou
sedon, of Paris last January. Among
other things she said: "" > "
'.'The dominion of the United States will
reach from pole to pole. But the evil of
divorce will at last become unbearable.
"The rich will change their t wives so
often that they will be worsa than Turks.
"At last women will revolt for their
own protection.
"They will put an end to divorce alto
"An American woman will lead the cru
"She will go down to posterity as the
Jeanne d'Arc of the Western World."
When it becomes necessary for a cler
gyman in our most ultra-fashionable so
ciety to make the plea which Dr. Hamil
ton made to his Newport audience it
would seem that the evil which the
French clairvoyant foresaw for our coun
try was well upon its way.
But what will become of that society If
Fuoh measures are adopted as those pro
posed by Dr. Hamilton?
Who will cast the first stone, since
nearly every prominent family In the
Newport circle lives in a glass house or
Is closely related to those .who. do?
It divorced men or divorced axe
to be debarred from the charmed Inner
house of society, who 'will dare begin
the delicate task of culling his or her
relatives from the visaing list? At
present the structure of "Newport societ)
rests upon the shoulders of \ families
v psXßid stjq }uapuodS3a-oo am uia.iau.jA.
leading role.
Dr Hamilton Is especially severe upon
the man and woman co-respondent. He
would have them banished from all re
spectable homes. Queen Victoria has
made an effort In this direction by ban
ishing all women who have figured un
pleasantly In divorce scandals from hoi
court. I fear the well-meaning dame
has not carried her moral measures so
far with the male offenders, else would
Alb rt Edward ba denied admission to
his own mother's drawing rooms, and
many a tilted man would share his exile.
Befoi c Dr. Hamilton's plea to soeieiy
can be acted upon human nature must
undergo some further stages of 'evolu
It is a curious fact that the majority
of women are attracted by a man who
wears a danger signal reputation.
When a man is supposed to be a de
stroyer of feminine peace of mind he is
pretty sure of having the entree to the
most exclusive circles wherever he goes.
The bold women, of course, are willing
to meet him. The good women are anx
ious to see what he is like, and to show
him how utterly powerless he Is to dis
turb them. The very good women want
to convert him.
The indifferent are pleased to exhibit
their indifference, and this can only be
done by an encounter.
There are women who close their eyes
and ears and turn their heads away
when a murderer, a forger or a thief
passes by, but every woman takes a
look at the co-respondent in her neigh
bor's divorce suit. Nor is this curlouslty
strictly feminine.
The masculine columns supporting the
structure of society are not easily af
frighted by tales of other structures
which have been destroyed by clinging
vines, but instead too frequently permit
the tendrils of these vines, ruthlessly
flung upon the ground, to twine about
them for a new support.
Men are so sorry for beautiful and
fascinating women who are frowned
upon by society. When a man Is sorry
for a woman he wants to look out for
The parson or the judge soon hears
of it.
Bad as divorce is, the continuance of a
loveless marriage is far worse. Better
than legislation against divorce, or the
social boycotting of divorced parties,
would be an effort to educate people
into making marriage a high art rather
than a matter of bargain and sale, as
it so frequently proves to be.
And in order to perfect the art of happy
py marriages, young men and young
women must be taught something be
sides the fashionable accomplishments
and sports of the day.
They must be taught s«lf-control and
unselfishness. Trite old words, yet they
are the basis of all worthy qualities.
Cultivate unselfishness in a young girl's
character and teach her rhe meaning of
those two great words, **noblesse oblige "
and it would be absolutely impossible for
her to deceive her husiiand or to inter
fere with another womaft s domestic hap
It is the selfish and .felf-centered girl
or youth who develop^ into the co-re
The young woman who has been allow
ed to have every whim gratified, and whrf
has ruled her home and her parents, as
bo many American girls do, with an Im
perious will, is very likely to make a
mess of her married life, and it depends
a good deal upon her social environment
whether or not she makes a mesa of oth
er people's lives as well. •
The girl who has lived only to please
herself is not likely to develop into a wife
who tries to please her husband. Nor is
the son of an adoring mother (who has
played the humble slave to her offspring)
likely to become a considerate and de
voted husband.
Before we undertake to shut unhappy
husbands and wives out of society be
cause they have broken unbearable
chains, let us formulate methods of pre
venting such unhappiness if It is possi
There are scores of American girls to
day being educated for misery and scan
dal. They are hearing marriage spoken
of as a business into which the ambitions
enter rather than the heart. She hears
the married belle who has not relinquish
ed her lovers, while adding a husband
to the list, spoken of ..with: admiration,
and she hears great devotion in a wife
referred to as "bad forrm" si
All this is excellent pijaparation for her
future sojourn in South f £>aipta.
The young man who, ,ha* never been
taught to deny himself anything for any
body is not likely to bggin by denying
himself possession of h}/» neighbor's wife
if Bhe chances to pleasej 'his^taste.
We blame many a rn£n,,'and many *
woman for getting a divorce, when it is
the first sensible act of their lives.
W« should havtt bestowed our bUma
; upon them when they obtained the mar
riage license. We are all Inclined to ac
cept the most unholy acts as. proper If
they are conventional, and to frown on
righteous movements if they are uncon
ventional or bold. r
What Dr. Hamilton needs to do is to
turn his attention to parents who have
growing children, and try to beat a little
sense and wisdom into their heads and
hearts if he can. He will find it impos
sible to change the society of today, but
; he may bring a salutary influence to bear
upon that of the future.
—Ella Wheeler Wilcox.
The sermon which I preached In New
port last Sunday was not directed
against the society of that place. It was
an appeal to that society to stand as an
exemplar to the people of the United
As I have said, Newport is the so
cial center of the United States. There
are gathered not only men and women
of intellect but also those whose great
wealth and social Influence place them
among the most conspicuous people in the
The influence which these people exert
can scarcely be estimated. Their actions,
their modes of dress, their methods of en
tertaining and the incidents of their lives
are known throughout the length and
breadth of the land. They set the ex
ample not only in dress but In behavior.
What is done in New York and Newport
is copied in Chicago and San Francisco.
It is taken up by the society leaders of
those and other places, reproduced among
those less wealthy, and at last exerts an
Influence more or less modified upon the
humblest homes in the land.
The . influence exerted by the society
of Newport and New York is analogous
to that put forth by the royal courts
of Europe, and history has shown what
a potent Influence that is. No one denies
the purifying effect which the life of
Queen Victoria has exercised upon the
social atmosphere of Great Britain, and
it is a somewhat similar influence which
the society of Newport may exert upon
the people of this country.
There is no doubt that divorce Is on
the Increase. The newspapers show It
and statistics make it clear. The evil
is a loathsome one— loathsome that I
dislike to speak of it. '5 :
There is nothing more horrifying, more
detestable, than the spectacle of a man
deliberately plotting not only to wreck
another's happiness, but to bring shame
upon one whom he pretends to love and
upon her innocent children; and the sin
is none the less when the offender, as
is sometimes the case, is a woman.
A mere monetary thief is admirable
compared to such a one, and the misery
of the circumstances is increased In many
cases by the helplessness of the Injured
person, who realizes that the theft la
being committed and yet is powerless to
prevent it.
Such a theft should not be excused,
and the perpetrator cannot palliate the
offense by dragging the stolen property to
the divorce court, and there placing: upon
it that seal which gives him an ex
cuse for tailing It h^ own. - .-".
The Home is the unit of the nation's
moral strength, and the home must be
preserved. The man or woman who as
sails the happiness of one home does not
strike at it alone, but at the very founda
tion of our social and moral structure.
He is not merely the thief of another's
happiness, but a public enemy; and if his
acquaintances do not punish him for
purposes of self-protection, they should
do so out of consideration for the moral
welfare of the community.
As I have said, the evil is one which
I dislike to speak about. But it must be
spoken of and met and given its death
The effect of recent divorces in society
remains to be seen. I should hope
that they would create a feeling of dis
gust and resolve that divorce should no
longer be countenanced. There can be
no doubt of their effects upon the mor
ality of the people at large.
I do not hesitate to say that one di
vorce In high life will produce hundreds
among people in moderate circumstances,
and that each of these will have Its ef
fect upon the circles of society nearest
to it.
It must say that society does not look
favorably upon divorcees. Its attitude
is one of pity, rather than encourage
People dislike to utterly repudiate their
relatives or those whom they have loved
as friends, and so the offenders are first
received by the few, and then tolerated
by the many. Many people, while wholly
disapproving of them, do not wish to be
disagreeable, and so do not directly ob
ject to their presence.
Then the audacity of the offenders
themselves come to their aid. They per
severe, and, so to speak, cheek it out,
until at last their offense Is in a great
measure forgotten. After a time, when
another divorce occurs, these earlier di
vorcees are able to give countenance to
the newer offenders, and so the influence
in favor of toleration progresses.
It is time now that it should be given
a check, and there is no society so capa
ble of making its restraining influence
felt as that of Newport. I do not mean
to say that the evil prevails in Newport
more than elsewhere. I have no reason
fc> say that It does. But Newport has
more power to check it than the com
bined effort of the Christian churches
from Maine to the Pacific coast, and for
the simple reason that the hom«wreck
ers and divorcees are not under the
church's Influence.
The man who can deliberately persuade
a woman to desert her husband and
children, and leave them the objects of
pity and ridicule, is not amenable to
church Influence. And the woman who
coldly wrecks her husband's life does not
care for the censure of the church. But
they do care for the censure of society,
and society can deal a crushing- blow to
the divorce evil simply by visiting the di
vorcees with ostracism.
I do not suggest that society should
begin a crusade against Individuals
There should be no animosity in their
treatment of these people. But they
should not be encouraged or countenanc
ed or approved of.
Notice should be served once and for
all that society will not countenance the
destroyers of homes, and that those
who enter upon such a career must for
feit whatever place in society they have
ocupied. This must be done not for the
punishment of certain individuals, but
for the sake of example, for the sake of
respect for our own homes, for the sake
of the general effect upon the community
for the sake of the church Itself—for
with every home-destroyer a pillar is
knocked from under the church.
For theso reasons we must sacrifice
divorcees upon the altar of ostracism.
If this is not done the evil will con
tinue to grow until in a few years it v II
wreck society at large, just as It has
wrecked individual homes in the past
In preaching my sermon of Sunday last
I did not speak without deep thought
Newport has been my summer home for
seven years. I shall return there within
a few days to remain until autumn, and
I am prepared to stand by everything I
have said.
I believe also that society realizes the
gravity of the situation, and that the In
fluence of many eminent people will be
exerted in the direction of which I speak
I felt while in the pulpit that day that I
possessed the sympathy of the congrega
tion, and more especially of the younger
element; and in subsequent conversation
with a number of those present I heard
nothing that could tend to remove that
1 feel sure that the people of Newport
in the future will make their opinions
felt In this regard, and I am glad that I
can say it - Braddin Hamilton.
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