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j. TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY YEARS AGO TODAY.
"Eye nature's walks, shoot folly as It flies."
9be Minneapolis of 1656Search of the Old Files of The Journal for That
Year Brings to Light Many Interesting and Half Forgotten Facts.
It is difficult to think of the Minneapolis of 1600,, to shut your eyes and
stand on the site of the city at the time when Shakspefe was writing his
plays and was having trouble with his neighbors at Stratford. Yet the town
was here at that time and had many inhabitants, such as they were, gophers,
squirrels and wandering red men. There were, some fine trees on the site, and
an excellent water power which was then running to waste, so I am informed
by Mr. Bromley, the local antiquarian. Fourth street did not even look like
a cow path and on Hennepin avenue stood the tepee of the heathen.
At this late day many newspapers are running departments of ancient his-
tory called "Fifty Years Ago Today," "Twenty-five Years Ago Today," "Ten
Years Ago Today" and so on down the ages. Looking over the files of The
Minneapolis Journal for 1656 we find many interesting events that have been
forgotten or overlooked by historians. We propose to start a department almost
unique in the annals of western journalism made up of excerpts from the Min-
neapolis newspapers of 1656 and called:
"The west side of the river was today discovered by W. D. Washburn Jr
a prominent young citizen of St. Anthony. H,e landed at what promises to be
ft fine site for Bridge square and walked out the Hennepin avenue deer trail
as far as the Jones farm.
"Ed Bromley'was captured by the Indians photographing the future site
of the courthouse, to be used in his lectures, "Illustrated Minneapolis." The
Ted men struck Bromley for a half dozen pictures, knocking out two teeth. He
narrowly escaped being burned at the stake.
Frank Nimocks, the first white child born on the site of Minneapolis,
was lost in the woods for two days.
Earl May laid out Seventh street and staked out the site of the Orpheum.
Seven sooners were shot while trying to jump the claim.
E. F. Jones snared a peeweedlum and two redbeaked chickydoodlums, a
very rare specimen of the orthorydinktus family. These or their descendants
will be used in the Big Island bird park. E. F. has also secured an egg of the
"Arthur H. Warnock was scalped by Indians yesterday. He will recover.
"First issue of The Bellman. Editor is sued for libel by Chiefs Smelling
Log and Two Fingers.
"Ralph W. Wheelock was caught by the St. Anthony constable trying to
dispose of one damaged lid said to have been taken frpm the reservation.
"Hilton O. Nelson, caught red-handed laying out a city park around
his claim at Lake Harriet, was about to be burned at the stake when rescued
the Park Board Light Artillery.
"Frank Stacy was seen in the woods hunting for the city treasury.
"George A. Brackett surveyed the Northern Pacific with a spyglass.
I'A boy named Raymond, giving a show in a barn on'Seventh street, ad-
mission 5 pins, fell, off the mow and was badly fractured.
"Joseph Chapman, Jr., founded the order of bank clerks yesterday. No
other clerks could be found, so Joseph initiated eighteen Chippewas.
"Commodore Perry sailed up the river with his fleet, fired twenty-two guns
And took possession of the site of the Majestic hotel in the name of the Conti-
nental congress and Began's restaurant.
"Hoi-ace Hudson was around today gathering facts for a forthcoming
work entitled,'Minneapolis Before the Flood.'
"J. K. Shaw secured the job yesterday of upholstering all the Red River
carts red plush and doing over the framework in mahogany. The Red River
line will now be the finest fine out of the future Minneapolis."
A study of the old files of the papers brings these extraordinarily interest-
ing facts to light again after they had been buried nnder the dust of centuries.
Two telephone butchers were fringing wires across the Butler college
campus at Indianapolis and, finding three nice shade trees in the way cut
them promptly down, of course. To the astonishment of everybody they 'were
kauled up in police court and fined $30 and costs and $10 and costs.
"Telephone company officials and others may as well understand first as
Jast that they have no right to butcher shade trees on the streets of Indian-
apolis, and that they will not be allowed to do so," said Judge Alford.
As a result of the trial an effort will be made to obtain an indictment
gainst John McDonald, a foreman for the telephone company.
After having so many beautiful streets' and our residence sections ruined
y telephonic obstructions a verdict like this comes like the cooling, growing
*ains after a summer drouth.
We are surprised at the government. It has recently gone out of its way
%o -Announce that the changes of the. moon have nothing to do with weather
Almost any of ns farmers could have told the government better than that"
The weather bureau bulletin in question is concerned with an emphatic declara-
tion that long range weather forecasts based on the position of the planets
phases of the moon, or the behavior of animals, birds or plants are valueless
and without reason/ The bulletin is Baid to have been made necessary by the
large number of inquiries concerning such forecasts received by the department
.The belief of many farmers in the powers of the ground hog as a forecaster
of the winter season is as firmly fixed as their religion, and these little puny
attempts on the part of the nation will have no influence with us.
We have been greatly encouraged and uplifted spiritually by receipt in
exchange of that valuable paper, "The Horse World," published at Buffalo
In it.is a description, of that equine wonder, "the hairless horse." The hairless
horse's mother, before the latter was born, belonged to a wealthy farmer's
widow, who lived in Butler county, near the village of Greensburg Pa One
day she was driven to town to see a circus, and was tied along the street* When
the elephants came along, she saw the elephant and had a severe attack of
horse hysterics. When her daughter was born a little later this child grew UD
into the horse freak called "the hairless horse." Her skin on the nick and
sides is thin and tender like a horse's, but on the hips and flanks is touch
and coarse like an elephant's. Another characteristic of the elephant is her
tail. The color of her hide resembles an elephant. She brought *f 000 and
owners recently refused $12,000 for her.
BILL'S VOTE WENT BEGGING
THAT MADE NO DIFFERENCE
Patrick Murphy, while passing dowr
Tremont street, Boston, was hit on
head by a brick which fell from
building in process of construction. Oru,
of the first things he did after being
taken home and put to bed was to send
for a lawyer. A few days later he re
ceived word to call, as his lawyer had
settled the case. He called and re
ceived five new $100 bills. "Ho
much did you get?" he asked. "Two
thusand dollars," answered the lawyer.
Two thousand, and you give me $500?
Say who got hit by that brick, you or
THE SLOW LINE
The bookkeeper entered briskly,
flushed with the autumn air.
"How is this, George?" said the
cashier. "You are earlier than usual
"Yes, I know," replied the other.
"The cars weren't running, and I had
to walk down."
A bachelor is forced to wear skirts
in Korea and cannot don trousers until
fc Evllnl^^THE MINKEAJROLIS JOURNAL Novembe
FASHIONS FOB MEN.
FOR THE CARLISLE GAME.
To make the Indians feel at home this costume was very considerately
donned by many of the men attending. wim.wjiy
Bill'' Sweeney, a negro, came down
to Utica from the Oneida county alms
house to vote Tuesday. A watchful
gatriot stepped forward briskly when
weeney's name was called and said,
I challenge you."
"Well, Ah hain't a gwine to fight
you. Ah'm too old," said Bill.
I don't want to fight you. It's
your vote I challenge," the patriot
"Well, I hain't a gwine to lose my
vote in no challenges or fights or any
thing else. Ah'm a gwine to vote, and
that's all there am to it.
"Are you a native of the United
States?^' the inspector asked.
"No, I hain't no native of this here
United States," Bill said. "A was
bohn in Maryland."
"Were you ever naturalized!"
"Dunno what dat am, boss, but I
was vaccinated once.''
"Have you received any pay for your
"Golly, I couldn't find any. Ah
looked around some, too."
"Have you or do you expect to pay
anyone for this vote?"
."Amdis a 'musemeht place, boss?
An like to know hows Ah kin pay
fer a vote when Ah hain't got a cent.
Funny questions yer asking me.''
Bill was allowed to vote.dispatch
to New York World.
AH, BRAINS AGAIN!
MurielCome along, do, you naughty dog.
JWM you shafci dat oil can. PeopU might-take yonw The Do^-Yes if you'd got as short legs a me you'd-aha. happy
r A^^^,.., -^lWWSto .J$at'* bettaer^All 5r S^oper,
CAUSE OF INDIGNATION
The train was about to depart when
a stout old lady ran onto the platform
in^ haste. The obliging guard pounced
upon her, fairly lifted her into the car
nage, and as he slammed the door the
tram steamed out of the station. The
first stopping place was thirty miles
up the line, and when the train'arrived
the guard observed the old lady Step
ping out of the compartment in a state
of boiling indignation.
"You nearly missed it, mum," he
"Missed it! You silly ass!" fumed
the old lady. I didn't want to come
by it at all. I simply wanted to post
a letter inth late fee box on the train.
And now perhaps you'll tell me who is
going to pay my fare, back. Talk about
the intelligence of man. I'd rather
have a donkey to deal with."Smith
HE WANTED TO KNOW ALL
In a suit recently, tried in a Virginia
town a young lawyer t)f limited experi
ence was addressing a jury on a point
of law, when, good naturedly, he turned
to opposing counsel,',a man of much
Hopki _^ +vu.
a smile ,of conscious? superiority, re
plied: "Sir, I have an office in Rich
mond wherein I shall be delighted to
enlighten you on any point of law for a
consideration." The youthful attor
ey, not in the least abashed, took
-rom his pocket a half dollar piece,
which he offered Colonel Hopkins with
this remark: "No'time like the pres
ent. Take this, sir, tell us what you
know, and give me the change.''
You can't do any good work in the
veqrld without offending somebody,"
said Congressman Longworth in an ad
dress. "The man who makes no ene
mies is the mon who does no good.
"Some men but for this fear of
making enemies might accomplish some
thing. As it is, they remind me ofhand
the dying man who was too cautious
even to make his peace with providence.
'Do you renounce the devil and all
his works?' the minister said to this
"And the dying man replied in a
weak, hesitating voice:
'Please don't ask me that. I'm
going to a strange country, and I don't
want to make myself enemies.'
A String of f'^
**l cannot tall how the truth may be
I nay the tale a* $wa told to ma."
A STORY OF RI8TORI
"The late Mmei J&stori, the famous
actress," said a playwright at the
Players club in Ne York, "had a
great destestation of boasters.
"At. a dinner that -.was given in her
honor here, a boastful Italian tenor ex
Cited displeasure. This tenor, a count,
'In my father's palazzo on the
Corso Rome, the dining hall is so
lofty that you can't distinguish the
paintings on the ceiling without an
"Mme. Ristori glared at the boast
ful tenor. Then she said:
'How very different from my
home! There the dining room is so
low that nothing but soles can be
brought on the table, and even they
have to be served in a flat dish.'
The sole,'' concluded the play
wright, "is you know, the flattest
fish in the worldflatter by far than
the flounder or plaice."
Mayor Stoy of Atlantic City was de
scribing the cosmopolitan throngs that
visit his famous and gay resort.
"Every nationality comes here,"
he said. "Greeks, Turks, Hindoos,
Chinese, Moorsthey all come.
"I was talking the other day to one
of the physicians of the Pasteur insti
tutethe hospital, you know, for the
prevention and care of hydrophobia.
The Pasteur institute reminded me of
Atlantic City, its visitors seemed to be
of such a diversified character.
The physician told me about an In
dian chief who had come to him for
treatment last year.
'My name,"' said the chief, 'is War
Eagle. Please take me in hand. I fear
I am getting hydrophobia.'
'Have you been bitten,' the
physician asked, 'by a mad dog?'
'Not exactly bitten,' War Eagle
answered, 'but I have the gravest sus
picions about a black poodle that was
served to me in a ragout last Friday
A lawyer said of the late Al Adams
in New York:
"Mr. Adams was very honest and
upright with his friends'. He treated
his friends far better than does manv
a venerated church-goer I could name.
And if he frankly admitted that he
duped the publicwhy, if all who
duped the public were sent to prison
for it, our jails would have to be en
Like Barnum, Mr. Adams claimed
that the public liked to bo fooled. As
an example of the ease it could be
fooled with, he used to tell a story
about a calendar vender.
"This vender, one wintry day, en
tered a cafe and said tc a man who
was reading a newspaper and drinking
"'Won't you buy a calendar, sir?
The new year is close at hand.'
'No, I don't want a calendar,' the
man answered, sipping his lemonade im
"But the vender persuaded him to
buy one. and he ordered it to be deliv
ered to his wife at a house on the next
"Going to this house, the vender
said to the wife:
Your husband, madam, sent me
from the cafe on Exe street with this
calendar, isvhieli he wishes you to buy
for his des'
"The la. ^aid a quarter for the
twice-sold c-jendar, and the reckless
vender returned to the cafe where her
"While he was trying to make more
Bales there, the husband' went home,
heard of the trick that had been played
on his wife and him, and, ringing up
his butler, said furiously:
'Go down to the cafe at once and
bring up the calendar vender you'll
"The butler went to the cafe, found
the vender busy with a- customer, and
delivered his message. But the vender,
handing out another calendar, said:
Oh, I know what your boss wants.
He wants a calendar. Have you got a
quarter? It will save me the trip up.'
'Yes here you are,' said the but
ler, and, taking the calendar with one
and extending .a quarter with the
other, he hurried back home."
PROVED HER A FLIRT
Senator Penrose, at the dedication of
Pennsylvania's splendid capitol at Har
risburg, said of a certain speech that
had been made at a private dinner be
fore the dedicatory ceremonies:
That speech was pregnant with
meaning. It revealed in every sen
tence its author's character. Brief and
full and illuminating, it reminded me
of the beautiful young lady who mur
mured to herself one afternoon, as she
paused uncertainly on a street corner:
'What a bore! For the life of me
I can't remember whether I 'm to meet
Morris on Tusker street or Tasker on
THE BENIGHTED HEATHEN
William Jennings Bryan, in an ad
dress at Lincoln, said:
'"Then we came to Madagascar. The
Madagascar dealers who give short
weight or sell impure articles go to
prison for a yean But in more en
lightened countries they would go to
Palm Beach or to Ormond.,
A SHREWD OBSERVER,
John (servant" to' newly married
epuple)--And yesterday, for the first
time, the master noticed that I had
been smoking his cigars. Ah, well, the
honeymoon must be over.-Flieeende
in Signs On Sale
Crawl under a
fence and you'll
get inU trouble.
Vo you Believe shoe question by taking the first
Cr Onfinino- \rr\ii K*%_,v.~ J.
to meet the
opening you happen to see. But.J
it isn't. The right opening leads
into comfortable Crossetts.o
When material went uptwe were
fenced in by a problem should we
go under in quality to maintain the
price-or over the
ON YOUR WINTER TRIP
C. 2 FISHER,
City Passenger Agent,
Besides, the apple quickly loses its nutriment and strength, it matters
not how carefully stored.
DUFFY'S APPLE JUICE
Remains the Same in Any Climate
Always lay the bottle on its side, and serve cool.
ASK YOTJB DRUGGIST OR GROCER
Duffy's Mother Goose Book for children, sent free on request.
AMERICAN FRUIT PRODUCT CO.
No. 6 White Street, Rochester, Ne York
price to maintain
and left' the quality safe.
Call on our agent in your city, or write us.
LEWIS A. CROSSETT, Inc*
North Abingtoo, Mas*.
When you can get all the nutriment and juice from the apple in
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Offers a number of attractive trips to Cal
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ifornia every week. Full information from
CityPassenger Agent, C( .w
No matter what your line" may be.
Here is the Statement
of a Man on
"Whatwe need is people. Opportunities are
being created every day. The marvelous devel
opment, the turning of the bountiful resources
of our territory into the channels of production,
is fast opening many avenues of trade and
"New towns are rapidly springing into existence and witli
them are bringing opportunities for those who seek remunen.
ation in serving the public. It would be difficult to attempt to
enumerate the many vocations which are not only the possible
results of, but are demanded by, the development of the natural
resources of our territory."
Wouldn't it be worth your while to look into this? Here
is an opportunity to engage in your favorite work without that
blighting competition with which you are contending at home.
'**iTV i -.IHJL-
JOHN SEBASTIAN, Passenger Traffic Manager. l^
Cor.NlcolietAve.G'SthSt., Cor. 8th&Ro8tSt*
Minneapolis. St. Paul.
YOU are Wanted in the
Texas Gulf Coast Country
0 Coast and see the conditions for
yourselfthat's the best way.
Every first and third Tuesday of
each month, we will sell onewa
and round-trip tickets to any point
in the Gulf Coast Country at very
The round-trip tickets will b*
good 30 days and they will permit
you to stop over at any point.
Let me send yon onr books
describing the wonderful crops
produced in this, marvelous conn.- oa.' delay write me to-day
1101 La Salle St. Station, Chicago, IIL.
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