Rehse & Jevne
Born in Chicago in 1864, Frederick B.”Fred” Jevne is best remembered as a National League Umpire. Between 1892 and 1895 he umpired 80 Major League games. He played Minor league baseball from 1885 to 1891 with the Buffalo Bisons, La Crosse Freezers, Sacramento Altas, Evansville Hoosiers. He was with the Minneapolis Millers in their second 19th century incarnation, as a member of the Western Association for two seasons in 1888 and 1889. The team managed come come in 3rd place in 1889 with record of 66-56.
Nobody seems to know the first name of this “Rehse” fellow. His first name was probably Scott. He may have been an unpaid player recruited from the local Lyndale amateur team.
The Minneapolis Millers team dates back to 1884 when baseball’s Northwestern League was formed. When this league folded the team was absorbed by the Western League. In August of 1888 the Western Association transferred the Minneapolis franchise to Davenport, Iowa. When the team moved The Millers’ record was 28-52. A new Minneapolis Millers took third place in the Western Association the following season. The team ended up in first place a couple years later in 1891.
Goodwin & Co. Tobacco made the cigarette brands “Gypsy Queen” and “Old Judge”. They were the among the firts companies to issue trading cards to promote their brands. The company used sepia-toned photographic albumen prints for a number of years before moving on to chromolithographic reproductions of multi-colored etchings. In 1890, Goodwin & Co. was merged into the American Tobacco Company.