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The Detroit news: eighteen hundred and seventy-three, nineteen hundred and seventeen, a record of progress: . A Chronicle of the Past. |HE picturesque bellman of Detroit, far back in 1781, hadeight good shillings counted into his palm for publishing tobring in straw and fourteen for drumbeating and publishing. Town Crier Williams probably gave thought tonothing more than the best means of spending his money,and the futures prospect of more, it is doubtful whetherhe dreamed of the coming of the newspaper that shouldmake his vocation worse than precarious. Not even the seventh son of aseventh so

The Detroit news: eighteen hundred and seventy-three, nineteen hundred and seventeen, a record of progress: . A Chronicle of the Past. |HE picturesque bellman of Detroit, far back in 1781, hadeight good shillings counted into his palm for publishing tobring in straw and fourteen for drumbeating and publishing. Town Crier Williams probably gave thought tonothing more than the best means of spending his money,and the futures prospect of more, it is doubtful whetherhe dreamed of the coming of the newspaper that shouldmake his vocation worse than precarious. Not even the seventh son of aseventh so Stock Photo
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The Detroit news: eighteen hundred and seventy-three, nineteen hundred and seventeen, a record of progress: . A Chronicle of the Past. |HE picturesque bellman of Detroit, far back in 1781, hadeight good shillings counted into his palm for publishing tobring in straw and fourteen for drumbeating and publishing. Town Crier Williams probably gave thought tonothing more than the best means of spending his money,and the futures prospect of more, it is doubtful whetherhe dreamed of the coming of the newspaper that shouldmake his vocation worse than precarious. Not even the seventh son of aseventh son would have been likely to forecast the construction of perhaps themost modern and distinctive newspaper establishment in the world within astones throw of the bellmans noisy path. A generation passed before greater vision was manifested, and opportunityseized. The Rev. Fr. Gabriel Richard, whose figure in stone adorns a niche inthe city hall of Detroit, very likely was averse to having notices nailed to thechurch door, £is was the practice in the day of the Pontiac War, and he had ahand press brought

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