|Detroit Free Press, July 31, 1939|
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Saturday, June 23, 2018
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Thursday, June 21, 2018
|Detroit Free Press, April 6, 1876|
|Detroit Free Press, January 21, 1870|
Very few people in Detroit that have not sometime or other came in contact with "Banjo Joe," an antiquated darkey, who always went about in company with a banjo nearly as large as himself, and on which he dealt out free music of the most startling character possible. Often in the midst of the darkest night, the police have been startles not a little to hear the "jerks" of that banjo suddenly ring out around some corner, and no amount of talking could ever convince its owner that he hadn't a "mishun" to wander about the streets of Detroit and sound his doleful wails. Wednesday night, hearing the banjo suddenly break out upon the stillness of Atwater Street, Office Thompson gathered old Joe in, and from the Central Station he was further gathered by a sentence of six months in the House of Corrections, which he took as a far worse "note" than his trusty old strings had ever given.
|Detroit Free Press, December 31, 1870|
Yesterday morning an antiquated darkey, known as "Banjo Joe," got on one of his "spells" at the City Hall, and an officer undertook to take him to the Station. Joe sat down and refused to go, when he was taken by his pedals and "snaked" along. He found, on arriving at the Station, that the voyage had taken off a piece of his clothing a foot square, and that he had a bushel of snow in each pant leg, but he declared he couldn't be taken along in any other way after this, "on account of de spicy sensashun."
|Detroit Free Press, January 6, 1874|
When they charge Joseph Sweeney with being a vagrant a broad smile covers his face and meets behind his ears, and he puts on a look of sarcasm and contempt--just such a look as a man wears when his country relations arrive and he says he is glad to see them and hopes they will stay all winter. He a vagrant! Snakes and sneezes! Why, he is here from the East for the purpose of purchasing real estate! He blandly tells this to the court, and the court blandly replies:
"Mr. Sweeney, are you telling the whole truth?"
"Yes, and more too," says Mr. Sweeney, eagerly.
"I thought so, and you can consider yourself elevated for ninety days."
The capital which Sweeney had to purchase real estate consisted of two boiled eggs, a herring, a plug of tobacco, a clay pipe and an almanac, and he had lodged in a horse barn for six successive nights.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
If you know what a first day cover is then this is a fairly boring example of one. If not and you want an Eloise keepsake then these or a postcard are your best bet because relics from there are rare and difficult to locate.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
|Detroit Free Press, September 22, 1943|
George Kovax was at Eloise missing his family so he decided to pay them a visit. Having escaped he made his way home. There he asked his daughter for a dime. She gave him 50 cents and recommended that he get back to the asylum. He thought otherwise and went to the basement to retrieve a hammer and beat his daughter and wife with it. Obviously, he wasn't cured.
Monday, June 18, 2018
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Sunday, June 17, 2018
|Buffalo Evening News, June 7, 1905 (enlarge)|
"A man found incapacitated in a Buffalo, New York ravine in 1905 identified himself to police as John Holstein from Cincinnati. The problem arose when police investigated his claim, nobody in the part of Cincinnati where he came from knew who he was. That's when they began to theorize that he might not be who he said he was. Due to his condition they suspected that he might be confused or stricken with amnesia.
Though the police were confounded by the circumstances surrounding Holstein, the man himself was certain exactly who he was, John Holstein, and seemed more bewildered by the fact that it was June and not September, as it had been when he departed Cincinnati.
|The Buffalo Enquirer, June 7, 1905|
There, a similar scenario played out where he was found unconscious in a park. He said that he was John Holstein, a mechanical draftsman from Brooklyn.
Also, a woman from Toronto claimed that he was her husband and contacted the Wayne County Hospital. After being sent a picture of Gibbs-Holstein by Dr. Marker at Eloise she never responded. Marker was of the opinion that Holstein-Gibbs was simply trying to hide his identity."
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|Buffalo Evening News, June 5, 1905|
The following articles are more documented proof of Holstein-Gibbs adventures in 1905 but unfortunately his trail grows cold after his escape from the Buffalo State Hospital in September of that year.
|The Buffalo Enquirer, June 8, 1905 (enlarge)|
|Buffalo Evening News, June 13, 1905|
|The Buffalo Commercial, September 27, 1905|