Star Tribune from Minneapolis, Minnesota on April 3, 1921 · Page 68
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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PAGE FOUR THE MINNEAPOLIS SUNDAY TRIBUNE: 'APRIL 3 1921 (16) What Do You Know About America? Compiled by Justin Fair Number Sixty Six Cesyriaht. 1081. Thomtnen Feature florrire. Former Minnesota Pastor-Marries 5,000 Couples; Is Believed to Hold Record New Questions. I. Who were the opposing generals fct the Battle of the Thames? 3. In what way was this country con-fcerned in the building of a railway (across the Isthmus of Tehuantepec? it. Why did General Coffee and not (General Jackson lead the Tennesseeans against the Creek Indians in Septem-' tr. J 815? 4. Who was St. Tammany? 5. What method of taxation is em-JOoyed for the support of the Federal government? 6. What action was taken by the women of Boston as a protest against the tea tax imposed by England prior to iho Revolutionary war? 7. In what field of endeavor is Nicola 3Yla an outstanding figure? 8. What caused President Jackson to pnid a message to Congress denouncing Oorge Thompson? fl. What event led to John Tyler be-ci niiig president of the United States? 10. Trom whom does the Tulane uni-vT-Hy of New Orleans take its name? II. How was the right of Indians to Ji !.eas corpus proceedings decided by la v ? Z. What were the five points of nul-li;u-".ion adopted by the. South Carolina con ention in 1832? 13. Who founded the Unlversalist church in this country, and when? 14. What kind of transportation was the foundation of the Vanderbilt fortune? 15. Who headed a movement among the Confederates urging President Jefferson Davis to end hostilities in 1863? IB. Who was Stephen van Rensselaer? 17. What was the White league? ' 18. How did Washington look upon the proffer of a dictatorship after the '8r for independence was won? VK l-'or what purpose did Comte de Vo'ney visit this country in 1798? 2" What great battle was fought in Virginia by Generals Lee and Grant in the first week in May. 1864? '', Answers. V Gen. Jacob Brown brought fame to' himself, by his defeat of the British ' et 'Fort Presentation, Osewatchie river, near Ogdensburg, N. Y., early in October,' 1812. When Northern New York was threatened. General Brown was dispatched to the scene. On October 2 a Uritish flotilla, two gunboats and 25 batteaux and 750 men left Prescott in Canada. Brown had 1,200 men. A purty of riflemen under Captain For-yth was stationed at Fort Presentation while Brown had taken his men into Ogdensburg to defend that place. Brown had two field pieces at the fort. The field pieces with the fire of the rifles i-aiiKcd the British to retreat in confusion. 2. The Oneida Indians were the sec- euU of the Five Nations of the Iroquois iwmfederaoy with domains in Onondaga county. New York state. They became Involved in . wars with the French which continued until 1700.' When the revolutionary war threatened, they alone opposed an alliance 'with England and were subjected to great losses at the hands of ,the Tories and their neigh bors. I,nter a reservation was given them in Oneida county as a reward for i their faithfulness. 3. Near the Paoll tavern on the Lan caster road, Pennsylvania, Gen. An thony Wayne with 1.600 men and two cannon encamped on the night of Sep tember 20, 1777. General Howe sent Oeneral Gray, to capture the patriots. General Wayne was prepared for th attack. The Revolutionists, however, thrown into confusion, scattered in the direction of Chester. The British and the Hessians killed ISO Americans in cold blood after they had surrendered. The spot is now enclosed by a wall and a monument of marble commemorates the deeds of the dead. 4. The whole train of artillery possessed by the English-American colonies when the Revolutionary war broke put April 19, 1775, was four field pieces, two belonging to the citizens of Boston and two to the province of Massachusetts. In 1788 Congress was informed that two of these cannon were still in the arsenals of the United States and ordered that proper inscriptions be placed upon them. , 5. The People's party, the nucleus of. which was the Farmers' Alliance, was organized in Cincinnati, May, 1891. In the following year it nominated James B. Weaver of Iowa and James G. Field of Virginia for president and vice president. In the ensuing election Weaver received 22 electoral votes in the West. 6. Zcbulon Montgomery Pike was one of the early explorers of the great American West and a soldier of renown. He was born in Lairiberlon, N. J., in 1777. He was made a captain in 1806 and led an expedition to trace the Mississippi river to its source, which he did in eight months and 20 days. While exploring the country obtained from France, the Louisiana territory, he located and named Pike's peak. Continuing west into Spanish territory he was seized and taken to Santa Fe. He was appointed a brigadier general March 12, 1813. He was in command of a part of the army that seized York, Upper Canada (Toronto), and was killed when a magazine exploded April 27, 1813. 7. General Gorge Edward Pickett, born in 'Richmond, Va., January 25, 1825, and graduated from the United States military academy in 1846, led the famous charge by which the Confederates hoped to gain the day at" the Battle of Gettysburg on July 2, 1863. He became famous by leading a charge at Gettysburg, which was of such brilliancy that it has ever since borne his name. He took one of the strategic hills and entered the national lines. Though his command was nearly an nihilated, his feat is one of the most brilliant performed by the Confederate armies. In May, 1864, when General Butler tried to take Petersburg, it was Pickett's great defense that saved that city. He died in Norfolk in 1875. 8. In May, 1872, the Southern states concerned in the Cvil war, having met all of the requirements imposed by the Union, were fully restored as members of the Union. On May 23 every seat in Congress was filled for the first time since the winter of 1860-61. 9. A resolution proposed by James Madison, April y8, 1789, and the tariff which grew ou of it, lies at the bottom of our existing revenue system. His motion put specific duties on the to portatlon' of rum and other splritous liquors, wines, tea, coffee, sugar and molasses. The amount of duty was left blank and imposed ad valorem, du ties on all other articles imported and a tonnage duly on all vessels. 18. When Roanoke island fell into the hands of the Union army and the Confederate flotilla fled up Albermarle sound early in 1862, the chance of pressure which might he mode farther north was relieved. It also was the first portion of the North Carolina mainland to be repossessed by the Union. : 11.- John C. Fremont of California was the first 'Republican nominee for the presidency, at the convention held in the fall of 185C. He was defeated by James B. Buchanan. 12. James Robertson is referred to as "the father of Tennessee." He was a Virginian, and emigrated to Wau-tauga river about 1760. In 1779 he headed a party that went into tne Cumberland valley and established themselves there. During the War of 1812 he rendered signal service to his country as the agent of the Chickasaw Indians, over whom he kept a watchful eye. - 13. William H. Seward, secretary of state of Lincoln's cabinet, was shot the same evening, April 14TW64, the Great Emancipator was assassinated. . 14. In 1848 the schooner Pearl was used by Captain Drayton and his mate, Sayles, to carry away to freedom some 77 negro slaves who had concentrated near Washington, D. C. The schooner was overtaken near the mouth of the Potomac river, the slaves being seized and sold. Drayton and Sayles were thrown into prison, tried and sentenced. They were pardoned by President Fillmore in 1853. 15. Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, ethnologist and historian, is given the credit of discovering the real source of the Mississippi river. In 1832 he traced the source of the river to Lake Itasca. 16. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman led the grand campaign in the south against the Confederacy in 1864. Early in that year General Grant arranged two grand campaigns. One under his own immediate command was for the capture of Richmond, the other was for the capture of Atlanta. ' Sherman's army numbered nearly 100,000 men. General Sherman was confronted by the Confederate forces of 55,000 men under General Johnston. Sherman entered Atlanta September 4, 1864, and then swept eastward to Savannah, through Georgia to the sea. 17. The advocates of state, sovereignty sought to justify their stand by citing the names of the different states concerned in the signing of the peace treaty of 1782, which .Implied, they maintained, the independent sovereignty of each one of them. Washing ton, Madison and many others concerned in the early government wrote at length to show how utterly fallacious this Idea was. 18. Henry M. Stanley, born in Wales, was employed in New Orleans by a merchant named Stanley, from whom he took his name. Tls name originally was James Rowlands. In 1868 he was engaged by the elder Bennett of the New York. Herald to accompany a British expedition into Abyssinia. In the fall of the year following the same paper commissioned him to find Doctor Livingstone, the great explorer, who was lost in the wilds of Africa. It was through this mission that Stanley became world famous. ' 19. Leland Stanford was born in Watervliet, N. Y., in 1824. He removed to California in 1856 and established a mercantile house in San Francisco, which brought him a large fortune L..ter he became Interested in the development of railways and agricultural and industrial interests in his adopted state. As a memorial to his son he and his wife established the Leland Stanford university. He died at Palo Alto in 1893. 20. Besides experiments and dlscov' erles which he made in chemistry, the name of Benjamin Silliman is connected with the development of science in this country through his establishment of the American Journal of Science in 1813 and of which he was the editor of 27 vearai V J ' f ! i, J i f ',' V j (, , ' V -JSC- V ytt 1) o t 1 ;... ,x c, ? I'irHt Methodist church In Omaliu und lias remained in Omaha ever since. In 18S9, however, he begun to feel restrained by the restrictions of the odist church and he left It to estabiiati his own church, which he calls the Teo i 'le's cliun h. Builds and Owns His Church, Mr. Savidge is one preacher rho be lieves in the application of business principles to the ministry. As a result he built and owns his church, llo. Is one minister who cannot be dismissed by his congregation. To (he contrary, should it please him II it within ills power to dismiss his con- gregaiion. For the lot upon which, the ch'jrch stands is his personal- property. So is the church building itself and all Its furnlKhlngs. Mr. Kuvidge ' maintains an office In a downtown skyscraper in Oinife' tia and that is where the "marry ing parson" may be fwund by blushing' brides and bashlul bridegrooms. In performing his 5,000 marriages Mr. Savidge has received more than, $35,000 in fees. With these fees he has purchased and paid for a home for him self and his wife and a little farm ntar Omaha. Ho is now saving to purrnuse timber tract in Washington, where he hopes to move soon to spend the rest of his days. Mr. Savidye is 70 years eld. And in 67 years he never has suffered a day of illness. In his first ceremony he married Or-vil Buck and Miss Mary Mattson. The ceremony was performed in the home of M. D. Bowen in Litchfield, Minn. His five thousandth ceremony united an Omaha couple, Walter Rusmuesen and Vlnnie Towle. . , The Rev. Charles W. Savidge performing his five thousandth mussen and Vinnie Towle are the bride and groom. marriage ceremony. Walter Ras- In the little town of Litchfield, Meek er county, Minnesota, the Rev. Charles W. Savidge performed his first marriage ceremony. The date was October 15, 18T9. Last week In Omaha Mr. Savidge mar ried his five thousandth couple and established what he believes is a record for an ordained minister. Mr. Savidge is a graduate of the University of Minnesota. He was born in Ohio but with his parents moved to Minnesota In 1S57 at the age of seven years. Following his graduation at Min nesota university he matriculated at a theological school and began the prac tice of the ministry in Litchfield. In 1882 he. was assigned pastor of the Pointed Fartmvhi. Ilnfie Is the mother at dlinntxilcfcrat'nt. If tiiu niter kuiiiiu would It wlt for man? T And duxea faU ! ! Una t Tb nearer (os neighbor r th dearer they r cot. I'ulnton are sow pottlof on their aoruut oer-eoata. A man who Tll al the too of bit Tok aeb dotn wioa an argument. Whr not borrow innr tieurhbnr'e pecatlc aD'l hare a at Tour wn lanital Muiir a Btnn'a iKfOnlaritr in den to the fa4l tb-tt j nr ath truth with dle'Ttton, What die a wouiaa with a drat nan mae. , nli xKn do otics tho nauta to make a bluff at liln.lilni : It la M'r to 'oniiir a woman that (be la fonllfh than It ! to make her believe thai he aitorve. t'htaro JaWr Newf. The O-K Giant Battery Sales Co. of Minneapolis " announce the opening of salesrooms at ; ' . 1210 Hennepin Avenue '( I v" Dry Rechargeable Storage Battery Requires No Water Cannot Freeze Requires No Attention and is Guaranteed Un conditional ly for Two Years Mi iiant lattery Sales Go of Minneapolis Distributors 1210 Hennepin Avenue Atlantic 4219 the rM.osr 'BEzmrriFTiL can, in czjkbricjh ANNOUNCING QSVTAIGE NATIONAL DEMONSTRATION WEEK For one week commencing Monday, April 4th. our Dealers in every section of the nation will conduct a special series of demonstrations with the complete line of Paige cars. ' Our "Day tona 6-66" model now holds the world's stock car record for speed. It will be the purpose of Demonstration Week to prove that any Paige car in the hands of an unprofessional driver is indeed Master of the Highway. No other stock car has ever equalled our own speed record of 102.8 miles per hour. No other car, we are confident, can defeat a Paige in the milder tests of general demonstration work. By proving itself the fastest car, the Paige 6-66 has revealed qualities of endurance and strength that are beyond dispute. World's championship form is a guarantee of all 'round efficiency the best guarantee that the sporting world affords. But these are facts that we want you to establish for yourself, and Demonstration Week offers an unrivaled opportunity. You have but to get in touch,with our Dealer and he will book you for a ride that will prove finally convincing. Then, with an actual record of the tests, you will be in position to compare the Paige 6-66 with any other motor car at any price on trje American market V You will also be able to determine whether the New Series "Glenbrook Six-44" is or is not the greatest dollar for dollar value in the light six field. Surely no man could ask for a fairer or more sportsmanlike proposition. Whether you contemplate buying a motor car or not, we very cordially invite you to ride with Paige during tha coming week. It will prove a revelation, we believe and a liberal education in strictly modem engineering. PAIGE-DETROIT MOTOR CAR COMPANY, DETROIT, Michigan Mnufeturr$ of Paiit Motor Cars nd Motor Traek PAYNE MOTOR COMPANY r OF MINNESOTA 1301 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis Northwestern Distributors v r

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