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The man who says
there's tittle business is
usually the man of
whom others say: "He
little advertising."
Prosperous and Well Known Citizen
Claimed by Death on Saturday,
Oct. 11, 1919
Had Twice Been to Rochester, but
Received No Encouragement—Re
turned to Denison Recently
After having made a brave fight
against an incurable disease, Hannibal
Pink, for many years a resident of
Goodrich township, died at his home
in Denison on Saturday, Oct. 11, 19V.
and was buried Monday morning, Oc
tober 13th, at 10 o'clock, from the
Presbyterian church. The nature of
Mr. Fink's ailment necessitated two
trips to Rochester, Minn., where he
underwent operations, but all to no
avail, the dread disease cancer of the
stomach, would not adhere to treat-
r.madjr years Mr. Fink was one
of -the foremost citizens of Goodrich
township, wherp lie owned consider
able land, a|id where he and hia faith
ful wife rais'ed a splendid family of
children, and worked so hard in prder
that the children might be started on
the road to prosperity on obtaining
their majority. 'How well t^hey suc
ceeded may be learned from the fact
that the three boys now own their
farlns upon which they, reside, and
each is surrounded by considerable
personal property. The one daughter,
Mrs. Roy Lee, resides at Spirit Lake,
and the younger daughter. Miss Mary,
is still at home, and has been a great
comfort to her father during his time
of illness.
'Hannibal Fink was born Nov. 17,
1860, at Salem, Ind., and departed this
life Oct. 11, 1919, at the age of 58
years, 10 months and 24 days.
We came to Crawford county, Iowa,
Feb. 1, 1878, when 18 years old and
has made this his home until the time
of his death. On the 5th day of April,
1884, he was njiited in marriage to
Miss Helen M. Comstock, who sur
vives him anfl today mourns his loss.
To this union there were barn five
children, three boys and two girls. The
bbys, Daniel, Kugene and John, live
on farms near Deloit Mrs. Roy Lee,*
the' elder daughter, lives at Spirit
Lake, while Miss Mary has always
made lier^pjn^TfttK'h'et' parents: In
addition to the five children there are
seven grandchildren.
There are also two brothers, Edward
Fink,' New' London, Minn., and Oliver
Fink, of Wellington, Texas, and three
sisters Brs. Belle Comfort, Pender,
Neb. jMrs. Ell Johnson, Laurel, Neb.,
and 'Mrs. Eliza Albright,-Onawa, Iowa.
Mr. Fink underwent an operation
for cancer ^Peb. 1, 1917, from which
he never recovered. He was not in
capacitated for business, however, but
looked after his affairs until only a
few days before the death messenger
called him. He made a aocond trip
to Rochester, but was not given any
encouragement by the physicians
there. With his wife and daughter,
'Man', hia lived for several months at
Spirit Lake, 'but when it was evident
that he was failing he expressed a de
sire to return to Denison, arriving in
their new home just eight days be
fore his death.
'-Hannibal iFink was a successful
fanner, a good citizen, a kind husband
ahd a thoughtful father.,
The funeral service was held in the
First Presbyterian church of Denison
a^t 10 o'clock Monday morning in the
presence of a large dumber oT rela
tives and frjends. The sermon was
preached by Robert Karr, pastor of
the church. Text used was'taken from
I Samuel 20: 3, "There is but a step
•between me and death." Special
music was furnished by members of
the Presbyterian choir. "God be "With
You Till We Meet Again" and "When
the Roll is Called Up Yonder," favor
ites of the late Mr. Fink, were £ung
by 'request.
Burial topk place in Oakland ccrae
Wry is a well located lot overlooking
Denisoiy and the surrounding com
The big entering classes at the col
leges show the tremendous zeal for
culture •tha't was developed wheni.t
Connecticut Youth Good Example of
the Men That Made Victory
Over the Hun Certain.
What was the spirit,French, British,
Italian, American, that made possible
the day of the signing of peace? Well,
as for tiie American spirit, a story,
.whicli Gen. Clarence Edwards told me
at St. Mitilel, has the meaning as 1
felt it, writes Lucian Swift Kirtland in
Leslie's. He was visiting the hospital.
Just as lie was leaving a nurse ran
after him.' "A Connecticut boy," she
said, "lias heard you are here. He has
begged ine to ask you to see him. He's
dying, but he doesn't know it. He
.si\ys lie has a great' favor to ask."
Just then the chaplain came and had
the same request. They hurried back,
the cliuplain leading. The boy looked
up nud saw the chaplain.
"My God! Clinpluin," he called, out,
"what are you looking' so darn glum
about? Just 'crfuse you think I'm go
ing to die and you don't know how to
tell me about it? H—, what did I
come over here for? Didn't I coine
over here to die if that had to be the
chance? Haven't I had my big chance?
Have I failed? What the li— are you
worrying ub.out?"
Just then he saw the general. "Oh,
Gefteral," ly1 said, "excuse me for both
ering you, but I'm dying. I know it. I
don't want to ask for favors, hut the
Connecticut band is here, and I thought
I'd a§k you if you'd have them come
and ilay just once outside here. I
want to hear the 'Connecticut State
March' just once more."
in a minute the-bantl was there—
and it was playing the strains of the
march. The lad lifted himself lip, a
smile of satisfaction on his face. His
arm beat tly? time of the music. He
pretended to be lending the band. At
the last note lie dropped back to his
Movement for Preservation of Struc
ture Identified With Early Days
of Southern California.
A movement is on at Riverside, Cal.,"
for the preservation of a number of
the old landlnarks of the vicinity,
buildings ttbd spots intimately connect
ed with the early-day period of south
ern California. The plan is being fos
tered by the local chapter of the
Daughters of the Revolution and tin)
Pioneer society.
The first project to be undertaken
is the restoration of the old Rubidoux
home, un adobe structure, which was
built by Indian labor three-quarters of
a century ago. The Rubidoux family
was one of the most prominent o£ the
early Spanish "residents, and the home
was a social center for the interior
section. Many of the notable events
of history of the period just previous
to the forty-niners are more or less
intimately connected with this old
building which in recent years has
been abandoned and has begun to
crumble away.
After the work of restoration is
completed, the building will serve as
a nucleus for a pioneer museum for
the housing of many relics of the early
Mediterranean Air Base.
A far-reaching program of aviation
in the French colonial possessions in
Africa has been drawn up by the com
mission on aerial transports at Tunis.
Algeria,- which recommends that ju
great ucrial transport center be estab
lished. with Tunis as its base, in order
to centralize aerial truffle over the
Mediterranean sen. Inasmuch as Tunis
occupies un advantageous position, at
the junction of French and interna
tional colonial possessions,' a regular
aerial service, it is urged, between
Tunis and outlying districts would
benetlt the French protectorate. Al
ready a line of airplanes Is in opera
Men botwe-n Gabes. an Al_- vian sea-
The Conte dl Cavour, one of Italy's four great superdrendnaughts. riding
Tjt anchorM New York harbor. The battleship is making a tour of American
Atlantic porta. The crew of ttie Coat* dl Cavcur(was entertained extensively
port,' and the frontier of Tripoli an3
this. In the expectation of colonial
officials, wHl be extended to Tunip.
So the "unchanging East" is fast be
coming a by-word «nly of times past,
Flax In the War.
With restoration of the Industry on
a pcace-time basis cotdfii once again
goes ahead of linen In the world's fa
vor. The exigencies of the recent con
flict raised tlax to the position as
leader among fabrics, a rank which It
had held for centuries but lyst ulmost
simultaneously with the advent ol' the
cotton gin.
With realization of the importance
of cotton. in the making of munitions,
there camfe a speedy "reversion to linen
for the .more "commonplace usages
waistcoats, sails for ships, even "wings"
for airplanes having lately consisted
of linen. But flax has reached the
end of Its days of monopoly. King
Cotton now rises tp the fore iu ordi
nary pursuits, and linen bnce again
hewmes the aristocrat in this field of
Modern Radio Methods.
town could hope for no more deflulte
information than that
Sally Lunn, Who Gave Her Name to
Tea Bread, Wasa Real Person
Sally Lunn was a pastry cook who
at the end of 1800 Vsed. to sell the tea
bread which bears her name in the
streets of Bath, Stray Stories (Lon
don) says.
Sandwich Is called after the earl of
Mulllgatawney Is derived from an
East Indian word meaning pepper
Macaroni originated fronj a Greek
phrase meaning "the blessed dead,"
In allusion to the ancient custom of
Gooseberry-fool Is a corruption of
gooseberry "foule," meaning milled or
pressed gooseberries.
Forcemeat comes from the French
"farce" meat. "arce" Is stuffing,
thus Is forcemeat used for stuffing.
Blanc-mauge means literally "white
Julienue soup was Invented by a
Mine. Desclmmps, a Paris market
woman who died about 1897, aged
nhiety-four. She saw the allies enter
Paris after Waterloo and supplied vejt
estables to the Tuileries during the
reign of Charles and Napoleon IH.
Swore by Their Whiskers.
If the beard has any standing in the
world today, it is undoubtedly be
cause of the Jews, who held their
whiskers to be sacred, and swore by
them. Later, the Turks did the same.
The sultan's followers used to comb
their whiskers after prayers, catch
the hairs that came out. break them
in two and bury them, on the theory
that In some mysterious way the hairs
helped to. make soft walking to the
gates of paradise. This the T^rk*
firmly believed. And they• wora grit
ty/ shocked when, la 1512, Sellm- I
Tin fiMftriiiMi 'n iHTiiiimiiimiiffrifiBn
A view of infaiftry of the First division passing through the Victory arch in Washington.* The street Is Penn
sylvania avenue In front of the White House where the reviewing stand was located. 'At the fjght is General Pershing
as he led the parade, witli his color bearer.
cnme tjle
Hlg sniooth face ragar(je(i as a
Creating a Demand.
In these days of the radio compass
ijnd instant wireless communication, a
shfp at sea is in little danger of losing
its way, says Popular Mechanics maga
zine. Recently the Louisville Bridge
lost its bearings in a heavy fog off The bushmen, Africa's pygmies of
the coast of New Jersey, .tiu.d was the South, who succumbed so quickly
unable to tiud Ambrose channel into to civilization, are becoming rarer
STpw York harbor. The operator called every day. Famine, wars and the white her greatest pride." Yet he preached
the navy yard, and within live minutes man's encroachments have k^led off
South African Bushmen Had Weapon
Which in Other Hands Might
Have Been Invincible.
received the answer: "Your true bear- thousands. I history, largely composed of immi
ihfg at 4:43 p. in. from Roekaway' The one great achievement: of these grants who had failed at home through
beach two-hundred-ten, Sandy Hook children of the woods is their skillful
sixty-seven, Mantoloklng fifteen." The use of poisons. In the-hands-of a more
auto tourist asking the best route to subtle people the poisoned arrow might
have been an invincible weapon, but
for the bushnian it only delayed inev
itable defeat.
The busliman's arrow Is a toy of
light reed until he Hums It Into a
certain death den ter by covering the
tip with one of his favorite poisons.
A certain caterpillar of the jungle, the
most venomous snakes and spiders,
poisonous roots and leaves all yield
their power to kill to the use of these
Special men of the tribe prepare the
poisons for their purpose, usually heat
ing them in a dish before dipping the
dart into them. While waiting for their
poisonous brew to cook, the poison con
coctors dance about the fire iu excite
ment at the coming hunt or combat.
Skulking in breathless silence upon an
imagluary enemy, they suddenly leap
lip nnd discharge the fatal arrows.
eaUng It at feasts for departed souls, after which they shifty easily to the i,e has been for centuries, set a
part of the victim, and writhe and
howl with all the agony of the hunted.
Exhaustion and the completion of the
poison put an end to this vivid re
Forbidding Death Valley, in California,
Was Formerly the Bed of
a Salt Lake.
Death valley. California, is said to
be the lowest dry land In the United
States it is 27G feet'below sea level.
The name of IVatli valley is gruesome
enough iu Itself, but to enhance this
effect the mountains thereabouts are
called the Funeral range.
While Ieath valley is the lowest
dry land In the country Mount Whit
ney, which is less than eighty miles
from the point of lowest depression, is
jJirone ^vitlioUt a beard.' ter is'obtamable. The best Known are
Bennett wells and Saratoga springs.
dellberttte affront to all the bewhisker-1 For the greater part of the time
ed patriots of all ages, and .the high- Death valley is a gigantic,furnace of
est priest was sent to remonstrate burning ,hot shifting sand dunes. At
with him. Sellm could not be made times this strange desert is tilled with
to talk seriously about it. "I have cut wonderful colors. The uir is very dry,
off my beard," said be, "so that my and at dawn the light is very white
vizier may have nothing to lead me and minus the mist usually associated
by." with that time of day. Gradually a
faint azure tint appears and deepens
above the gray-tan dunes. As the sun
rises over the desert the pastel tints
of sky and sands burn into brighter
At the theater a lady's hut obscured
a man's vlpw, and he leaned forward shades until at noon the very atmos
and respectfully asked if she would phere vibrates Into hot vividness,
remove It. A stiffening of the neck Toward twilight the reds of sky and
was the only answer. After a few desert shade into deep purples and
minutes he repeated his requ««t. Then black.
she turned to him?1
niand for my doing so" she gaid. "No
demand?" he echoed. Then he rolled
up Ills overcoat and placed it on his
seat, sat on It, and put his hat on his
head. In a moment there were shouts
of "Take it off!" "Take that hat off!"
And instantly the lady drew out her
hatpins and removed her hat.
Old Publications.
An odd bit of the past turns up In
a list ol' old publications soon to be
sold at auction, namely, to give it its
full, imposing title. "A Sermon
Preached at White-Chapel, in the Pres
ence of Many Honorable and Worship
ful, the Adventurers and Planters for
Virginia," and "Published for the Ben
efit and Use of the Colony, Planted,
and to bee Planted there and for the
Advancement of their Christian Pur
pose." The Rev. William Symonds
preached that sermon, notes the Chris
tian Science Monitor, and described
Virginia as a land "with the fruitful
ncss whereof England, our mlstresse,
cannot compare, no, not when she Is
rather a sorry congregation, says
habits calculated to help
In a new country.
Battle of the Giants.
According to Brewer's "Historic
Note Book," neither the battle of Wa
terloo noV the battle of Austerlitz was
known as the "Battle of the Giants."
but the battle of Marignano was so
designated. This battle was fought
on September 13, 1515, and during
which' the allied French and Venetian
armies under Francois I and d'Alviano
defeated the allied Italian and Swiss
armies. The carnage was very great,
as 12,000 of the conquered and 4,000
of the victors were left dead and dy
ing on the Held. Trivulzio, who had
been present In 18 pitched battles,
called them all child's play compared
with this "combat of the giants."
Question fcr Debat:.
Judging by union standards, the
good lady in Proverbs, belauded as
questionable example. Her
price might be above rubies, but
what business had she to "rise up
early in the morning, before it was
yet Ught" and contiuue all day her
industrial pace-setting? It couldn't
have beeh good for her husbautl either,
for all we hear of his activity is tyat
he "praised her" and that he "sat In
the gates"—which latter I take to be
the Biblical equivalent of sitting on
the porch of a country store with his
feet on the rail, taking all her labor
for grantee).—Exchange.
A foolish consistency is the hobgob
lin of little minds, adored by little
statesmen and philosophers and divines.
With consistency a great soul has sim
ply nothing to do. He may as well
concern himself with his shadow on
the wall. Speak what you think today,
one of the highest points of land In 'n w'onjs as l'.ard as cannon balls, and
the^ United States, its summit being tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks,
14,501 feet above sea level. in hard words again, though it coutra-
Death valley was formerly the bed everything you said today. Ah.
of a salt lake ind is 15© miles tn I
exclaim the Aged ladies, yon will
Adventurers Are Now Prospecting the
Coasts of. Baffin Bay and
Davis Strait.
One of the really pathetic stories of
modern history is the mutiny of Henry
Hudson's crew when he was exploring
the arctic waters of North America,
and liis abandonment, with his son, in
that vast inland sea that hears his
name, a writer in the Brooklyn Kagle
remarks. Many lives have been sacri
ficed in the quest of the North and
South poles. Sir John Franiilin's and
the .Teannette's parties in the north
and the recent Scott: exposition at the
south only need he mentioned,
Plans are afoot to open lip the .Baffin
bay region to commerce. For many
years small steamers have been mak
ing summer visits to Hudson bay to
trade with the natives, and the Cana
dian government is building a railway
to one of its ports. Railroad and com
mercial development of Alaska by
American enterprise has caused pros
pecting of the mineral resources of
the coasts of Baffin bay and Davis
strait, with the result of finding, at the
former place, gold in sufficient nianti
tles to justify development, and coal
oC excellent quality along the latter.
The latitude is about the same as that
of the Yukon region and only a few
degrees north of that uf Nome, which
has developed into a large community.
So* impelling Is the lure of gold that
the hardships of an arctic climate will
not deter adventurers from hazarding
their lives against the wealth said to
be buried under the eternal snow and
ice of Baffin island.
Close-Fisted Farmer Learned Some
thing About the Value Legal
Lights Set on Services.
Chauncey M. Depew, in writing the
story of his life, recalls liis lirst law
case. It was in Peekskill. The client
was a fanner and he wanted an opin
ion on certain property rights.
Depew spent a week In looking up
the points (f law that had bearing on
the case and when he had finished
charged the modest fee of •$".
"Too much," cried the farmer.
"But it's taken me a. whole \\ivek to
prepare this," protested Depew.
"Don't make no difference," declared
the farmer. "I figure $1."0 is all it's
worth and that's all you're going to
About a week later the man came to
the office again.
"Mr. Depew," he said, "I had some
Canada's Bird Refuge.
It is something for oue bird to tell
another that Canada has created a
series of reserves iu the province of
Quebec where birds are safe from man
made troubles.
Unlike most bird refuges. Perce
Rock, a'picturesque island near .Perce
village the east and north cliffs of
Bonuventure Island, three mile* further
away and tli" northernmost of the
Magdalen islands. 121 miles out to sea.
have been set apart specifically to pro
tect birds whose value ro mankind is
chiefly their beauty as a part of na
There is no attempt to argue, for
example, that the gannet, the kitti
wake, or the razorbill auk should be
protected because they "help the
farmer" they are protected simply be
cause they are birds.
No human being may steal an egg
from their nests no weapon danger
ous to their welfare may Itrouuht
length. A small salt marsh still oc- sure-to be nusunderstood. To leitylnc St\ George's chapel, Windsor, after their marriage. ly?
a a I a
yaWo tjaierson.
Advertising will build
the bridge of confidence
that will get you over
the stormy waters of
No. 42
Denison Post No. 8, Iowa Branch of
American Legion, Passes Resolu-a
tion for Observance of That Day
Post Plans to Give a Dance in Near
Future to Which All Members and
Eligible Members Are Invited
Denison Post No. S, Iowa Branch
of the American Legion, held a meet
ing in the auditorium of the Farmers
State bank last Thursday evening, at
which there was a goodly attendance.
Among other things brought before
the meeting were the following reso
lutions. It will be noticed by reading
the resolutions that all citizens of
Denison are requested to retrain from
their usual avocations on November
lltii, the day of signing the armistice.
It was also decided to hold a dance
some time in the near future, the date
to be announced later. All members
and all eligible members will be in
vited to this dance. The following
are the resolutions passed:
'Whereas, the 11th day of November.
1919, will be the first aqniversary of
the signing of the armistice which
called for a cessation of hostilities,
Whereas, it was on the 11th of No
vember, 1018. that victory was finally
conceded to our bays in France in the
great \yprld war. therefore,
Be it resolved by Denison 'Post No.
of the Iowa 'Branch of the American
Legiotf, that the citizens of Denison
be requested to refrain from their
usual avocations for Nov. 11, 1919, in
honor of those American boys who
gave their all in this great struggle,
and be it further resolved that the
mayor of Denison, the Denison school
board and"^ the Denison Commercial
club be given a copy of these resolu
tions in order that they may use their
influence in seeing that the sense of
these resolutions is carried out in so
far as it is possible.
(Signed) (Denison Post No. 8
Iowa Branch of American Legion.
By M. E. Jones, Jr..
Post Commander.
within a mile of their island sanctu*
Naturally nil other birds are equally
wife, ami the refuges will" be a-help
toward (tarrying out the purpose of
the international treaty for bird pro
Yellowstone Park Grows.
Yellowstone national park is ex
pected to grow 1,265 square miles
larger as .soon as the present congress
doubts about that opinion of yours, so I readies a bill neglected by the last
I took It down to New York and session. The proposed extension, :M
showed it to Mr. —. And what do miles to the south of the established
you think he charged me, just for
readin' that opinion of yours and put
ting his (). K. on it?"
"How much," demanded Depew, all
"Five hundred dollars!"
boundary, as described in Popular
Mechanics magazine, takes in Jackson
lake and the wonderful mountain
scenery about It, part of the famous
Jackson's Hole country.
Besides providing the only variety
of scenic beauty now lackiug in the
park, the addition Includes the sum
mer grazing ground of America's last
large herd of elk, and some of the
finest trout-fishing water iu the
Fish Had False Teeth.
A fish wearing false teeth was'
hooked in the (Jnlf of Mexico, near lu
,dinn Koeks, Fia., by A. L. Anderson of
Judge Anderson was invited .to go
out jn a boat with H. H. Ingersoli, a
well known resident of Indian Rocks.-,
During the day they brought up a
specimen of the "swell toad" or burtisli
As the hook was pulled out it Wrought
with it a front plate with four faNe
teeth attached to a gold bridge.
Later it was learned by the aston-.
islied fishermen that a few days be
fore a visitor from Oldsumr, a nearby
resort, had dropped his teeth while
bathing.—Kansas City Star.
Maj. Evelyn Gibbs and Lady Helena Cambridge, niece of Queen

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