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ABERDEEN DEMOCRAT
6E0. B. DALY, Editor
Published Every Friday by
THE ABERDEEN PUBLISHING CO
J:114 1st Avenue East
Entered In the Postofflce at Aberdeen, S. 1).
second class mutter.
Subscription Price—One Year, $1.00
The shrunken beer glass and ex
ces sof foam in the amber fluid
jjromised us for next summer will
doubtlessly meet with good natured
toleration by such beer drinkers as
are now Selling barley at ninety odd
cents per bushel.
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From west of the Missouri comes
the cheerful news that the approach
ing winter is to be a long and very
severe one. First the weather-wise
old times drew this conclusion from
the fact that the coyotes were com
ing in early from the ranges, and
now he observes another confirma
tory in the manner in which the
buffalo grass curls up.
Recently at Groton barley was
reported to have sold at $1.02 per
bushel. It Is no uncommon thing
for 100 bushels of barley to be
hauled in a single load. The writer
distinctly remembers that a promi
nent: citizen Of Groton told hint at
the time of the occurrence about
seventeen years ago, that $1.50 was
the consideration paid for a wagon
load of barley on Main street in that
town. It Is not likely the load was
ft large one but the fact serves to
Illustrate the striking change in the
condition of the farmers today as
compared with the dark days of the
early nineties.
To the National Corn Exposition
Via Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul
Ry. The National Corn Exposition
vwlll be held iav^he Coliseum at Chi
cago, October 5 to 19. It will be
the largest exposition of its kind ever
.^held and interesting to all, but par
ticularly to corn growers and those
in any way concerned in corn.. Over
v.$50,000
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I a a
sfe-i tion opening is the occasion of the
next government land lottery. It
opens up next Monday. The land
lies along the Missouri river between
the extensions of the Milwaukee and
the Northwestern railroads. The land
is of the average character of that
west of the river. The best of the
land, about 75 per cent of it, is rat
ed at $2.50 per acre, payable in
five annual Installments.
e.
The current number of the Da
kota Parmer is decoted to swine in
terests, being the swine special. The
hog is a big factor in the agricultural
prosperity of South Dakota, but the
average swine breeder in Brown
county this year finds himself ex
ceedingly short for provender to
finish him for market on and Iowa
.feeders will And stockers in plenty
here. At present the hog goes afield
to pick for himself the scant and
immature corn crop.
The farmers and threshers around
Britton are not inclined to ^regard
the result of Evangelist Johnson's
work at .that place as an unmixed
blessing. ^The town going dry Is
considered 'the cause of the dearth
Of harvest hands and threshing help
prevailing there. It has been nec
essary to pay fully a dollar more per
flay to bring help to that locality.
:|TOroton has attoned for its avidity in.
a large measure by being the best
grain market in the -vthole country.
-The revivalist must have touched the
consciences of the grain buyers.
In farms, pianos, buggies,
^&Jinner dets, watches, etc., will be giv
Pto' exhibitors in this state, classes,
Hjfckhicb. .aTe not open .to profession
0:als, Over $16,000 in cash prizes
•jAM«M:*ill be given on ten and thir
*/y-ear exhibits. A special prize of
.. #1*000 will be given for thy best
41 (5°) ears of corn shown £t the
Numerous other prizes
-tasj. he awarded for other exhibits in
.. "tjK?8KS,.connection with the growing of corn.
Numerous special attractions have
een arranged for, such as the
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and an 'old^fiuhibn-
bee |«nd dance. Some-
5'^ffjlt»g' special will be going on all
ft tinie.' Music 'In the' afternoon
evening will be ijtreished by the
train
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GOUNTRY NEWS
COLUMBIA
Henry Klcpfer, of I'linfcviile, 111.,
visited his brother a week and re
turned home Monday. Mrs. William
Klepfer returned with him for a vis
it of about a month with her mother.
Minnie Conley has so far recov
ered from her recent illness that she
hopes to be strong enough to renew
her studies at the Northern Normal
a week from Monday.
Tills township will be represented
at Brookings Agricultural college
this year by l-Iarley Klepfer and
Walker Walil.
George Powers, the Plana truck
gardener, was in town this week with
products of his fine garden on the
bank of the Jim.
George J. Chase and John S. Sher
idan went to Aberdeen recently at
which place they appeared before the
county commissioners in the piatter
of the drainage project to reclaim
waste land along the river above
town. The county surveyor's esti
mate of the cost places it at $7.50
per acre upon lands drained. It is
thought nothing stands in the way
of the successful completion of this
enterprise in due time.
Work Is now under way in the
erection of the new steel bridge over
the Jim at the Chase grade, three
miles north of town. The crossing
will not be open again for traffic for
a weelt or ten days.
Walter Atkins has returned to
Mitchell to resume his course of stud
ies at the university there. Frank
Johnson wen.t to the same school
several weeks earlier.
Jay Llllibridge made a sale of
twenty head of choice black polled
steers to Lars Herseth last week at
a nice figure.
Whoever Is responsible for leav
ing the approach at the west end of
the steel bridge west of town in its
present condition is deserving of se
verest censure. The county officials
should n.ot permit a contractor to
leave a bridge in such a dangerous
condition. It seems that when the
extension recently added to the
bridge was put on, a portion of the
old approach was attached to It at
such a sharp ascent that it is pos
itively perilous for a heavily loaded
team to attempt to cross the bridge,
and especially In the morning when
the planks are slippery with frost
or at any time after a rain. When
Jim Wynn's team slipped the other
morning and let a big load of wheat
back down, and turn bottom side
up in the ditch, the driver, one of
Will Krege's boys, was in serious
danger of losing his life. Since then
Fred Oshman came near losing a
valuable horse at this point.
To give an idea how expensive
feed grains are now it might be men
tioned that Harry Hoover has a car
load of corn on sale whlqh he had
shipped from Hurley, S. D., and Is
being sold at 67 cents.
The schools of the township op
ened last Monday, with the exception
of the Daly school for which no
teacher is engaged. Miss Logue, who
had been engaged, was unable to
come back from Iowa. Agnes Kil
patrick, ob previously stated, teach
es the King achool,p^i,-^^
The bi-idge over'Ihe Big Slough
east of 01e Dalil's has been built
and built so hlgfh as to require con
siderable grading to get over it. This
Work should all be done by Clare
mont township as the bridge lies en
tirely within the boundary of that
township, but the work, it seems,
must be done voluntarily by farmers
living on this side. It fell to Dahl,
Shepard and Llllibridge to draw the
material free of charge, and now
they will likely have to do the grad
ing.
John Wahl Is fencing his farm
With. as fine a woven wire fence as
can be found anywhere. S. D. Turn
er 3°A« in putting in the line fence
and will also have his farm entirely
fenced.
A couple of enterprising young
misses in this township went Into
4 btg barley field with horse rake
Wd header bo* and in the course of
three or four days gathered enough
rakinss to thresh out 70 bushels cf
hlgft priced grain.
Alex Daly left Monday t&r estab
lish a residence on his claim in Wai
W$tth county about 12 miles east
lit Le Beau. Ha took team and break
#»8 Plow along to break firebreak
4M|d eod up hla shanty.
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dowa this last
week from his North Dakota fartf,
^nd reports a prosperous aeaaon.
Bodlne has moved.. into
tne^ place vacated by Ed Conley^ The
lattet has established hlmwU and
fe^Ur tor ihe printer in Orln Con.
old hotiae, and expects to «to to
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North Dakota in the spring.
Ole Everson and family have mov
ed into town and occupy the John
son house. Ben Everson and family,
it is reported, will also move into
town.
R0NDELL
The Kings Daughters will sell the
quilts and other articles and serve
a chicken pie supper In connection
with the sale about the middle oi No
vember.
The Circle met with Mrs. J. E.
Humphrey Thursday, she, serving
the last tea of the season, which
was most appetizing on account of
the shortness of the days. We will
again return to the dinners. All
spent a pleasant afternoon and the
meeting adjourned to meet with Mrs.
Olson in two weeks.
Mrs. Bayne Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Humphrey
drove to Aberdeen Tuesday, return
ing Wednesday.
Dr. Pickering Is still attending the
children of Otto Dunker. Little
Edna seems better but Eugene is yet
very poorly.
E. P. Ashford and family left over
the M. & St. L. Thursday night for
Des Moines, la. We trust that
Mrs. Ashford's health will he much
improved by the change.
Grandma Weinreise and Mrs.
Brown have returned from Beach,
N. D. They were accompanied by
Mrs. Henry Weinreise and son, Ed
win, who are visiting friends and
relatives in the old neighborhood.
Miss Lulu Slack returned to Mel
lette Sunday after spending some
time with friends here.
Fred Ashford returned Thursday
on the M. & St. L. with his bride,
formerly Miss Mamie Bullis. They
were quietly married at Eau Claire,
Wis. Harry Bradford and wife
were in attendance at the wedding,
Mrs. Bradford being a sister of the
bride. Mr. and Mrs. Ashford are
well known in this vicinity and we
predict for them a happy future.
ONEOTA AND WESTPORT
Weather fine and clear with the
general exception—a little windy.
Mrs. Gehrkie is getting well slow'
ly, but surely.
Miss Anna Doll, of Wetonka, was
a Westport visitor Monday. She
will begin a term of school in this,
Westport township, in the near fu
ture.
Mrs. William Stoddard was an Ab
erdeen shopper Monday. ,i
Miss Kittle Callahan 'returned
home from Huron Saturday morn
ing
Mrs.
E. E.
Johnson.
Mrs. Bayne entertained Mrs. Hen- LOWRY NEWS
ry Weinreise and her neice, Miss Both elevators are now in condi
Gertrude Weinreise last Friday. (jon t,o receive grain, much to the
Mrs. Fritz Dunker has been very relief of the buyers and the satis
sick again but is somewhat improved faction of the sellers.
since last Thursday, but Dr. Pick-j The pipe connecting the artesian
ering is still attending her. jweil with the railroad water tank
Mrs. George Dunker and daughter, got in the way of a belated load of
Minnie, visited at Rest Cottage on'local freight and the visiting engines
Tuesday. had to go dry for a few days. The
Hrs. John Neil toolc dinner with fractured connection has now been
Dennison, of Franklyn
township, visited in Aberdeen sev
eral days last week and on her re
turn spent Monday with Mrs. F.
B.
R. J. Day took a car of hogs to
St. Paul Saturday. He also shipped
some cattle on the same date
Mrs. McBrlde and Mrs. Morrison
are on the mend
Miss Inez Dennison has accepted
a position In the county treasurer's
office at $50 per month.
Rufus Young has rented five
rooms in the front part of the Johst^
son house, on the north side at 48.0$
per month and will move In this
week,
Miss Neva Elliott and hsr parents
were Aberdeen visitors Saturday.
Mrs. George Wendell and two
children from Streeter, N. D., are
visiting relatives in these parts. She
was formerly Miss Gertie Cobb, sls
*er Mrs. William Strachan. Mrs.
Prank Peck, also a sister to Mrs.
Vot Maynor, of Aberdeen.
Miss Ethel Walker and brother,
Leo, were over from Wetonka to at
tend the dance Friday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Welsmantei
and children spent Sunday at the
Johnson house, also Mr., and Mrs.
Mincks and daughter, Slyvia.
A. D. Neer'a elevator went on a
b^st and about 5,000 bushels of beer
bartey
is lying th the ground. The
WliMe south end burst out
Westport haa added another few
new boards to its sidewalk. She's
coml
ABERDEEN DEMOCRAT, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1907.
Mr. Bussian and family visited
west of town Sunday.
Remember the M. E. Ladies New
England supper Friday evening, Oc
tober 11. .yerybodv is cordially in
vited.
Miss Flannagan and brother were
Westport visitors Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. John Swarthout are
keeping house for Mr. Uelrich.
Remember, Catholic services at the
school house next Sunday, the 11th.
Word comes from Parker, S. D.,
that. Henry Sieman sold his store and
has bought a farm in North Dakota.
Mr. Geeslin is painting and pa
pering at Mr. Gernon's these days.
The Misses Klla and Eva Evans
have moved into their new house.
We should not be surprised if they
gave a house warming as we saw a
big load of coal go out there the
other day.
Miss Jennie Klliott is our new
agent now.
About one-half of a car load of
flour, a barrel of sweet cider and 50
baskets of grapes are the latest at
the new general store.
repaired and the transient locomo
tives take their usual beverage in
the usual manner.
•Mrs. George H. Baker, of Aber
deen, has been in town for a few
days visiting her husband. Sunday
they drove to Le Beau.
A. C. Wiley, secretary or the
Town Lot company, and H. H. Peavy,
one of the local townsite proprietors,
were in town last week.
Miss Martha McGilvery who has
been visiting her cousins in town
has returned to her home in Albion,
Iowa.
The front for the hardware store
has been completed and^ the appear
ance is much improved.
Mrs. William DeLong has return
ed from a visit with her people in
the eastern part of the state.
The Farmers' State Bank has pas
sed on to another stage of develop
ment. The event this time was the
arrival and hanging of the front
door.
Adam Yocum is having the bouse
he expects to occupy when he goes
out ont6 his claim, built just east
of the store.
Landlord Bisbee is equipping one
corner of the office In bis hotel for
the purpose of serving lunches to
those who do not care to go to the
dining room for a regular meal.
BRIGHT
Seth Richmouce was an Aberdeen
visitor last Monday and brought
home Miss Addle Pattee who is vis
iting in this vicinity before going
to her-home in Denver, Colo.'
S. M. Wright is back for a cou
ple of weeks from his visit to York
state, but will later join his wife
and daughter in Minneapolis and
they will all go to Colorado to spend
the winter.
Mr. and Mrs. Macuson drove to
Aberdeen last Saturday with farm
produce.
A carload of fat stock was shipped
from this point last week by George
Gange. They were brought In from
his ranch near Loyalton.
Plasterers are at work on Mr. F.
A. Kingsley's house and he hopes to
have It finished by the last of this
month.
A large delegation of ladles ex
pect to meet with Mrs. George Sweet
this afternoon.
Mrs. Davidson had been quite poorly,
ibut we understand she is gaining.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Wilson
have moved to Mansfield and will re
side with Mrs. Wilson's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. J, L. Hollenbeck this win
ter.
MANSFIELD
the Mansfield Entertainment club
met last Saturday night and elected
the following officers: Dr. Bates,
president L. R. McGarry, secretary
W. S. Wrigley, treasurer. The club
has arranged for a lecture course con
sisting of five numbers as follows:
Lincoln Male Quartette, Ash Davis,
cartoonist The Lyceam Stars James,
H. Batten, lectureTc «nd James
tickets
before October
sure.
P.
O'Donnel in the Sign of the Cross
One of these entertainments will be
given each monih throughout the
winter beginning with the Lincoln
Male Quartette, October 23, 1#07.
Everybody is Invite^to attend. Thine
who have ordered desire to do so
can get tlckets at jftemde's store. All
be purchased
regular rates
rW
will be charged. One night ticket
will be on sale each night at the
door. All the numbers are A No. 1
an.d come highly recommended.
The dance to be given at Mans
field tonight has been postponed for
one week on account of the dance
at Warner tonight. Everybody go to
Warner tonight and come to Mans
field next Friday evening, October
18th.
W. T. Patten's regular season
cloak and skirt sale next Monday,
the 14th. Anyone wishing to pur
chase fall clothing should attend this
sale.
The ninth grade has been added
for the winter to the regular course
in school. Rollo Ross, Otto Smith
and Rachael Stephens are taking the
work.
Those who attended the lot sale
at Lemmon from Mansfield report the
country out there as looking fine but
they did not invest in any land as
the choice land had been filed on
long since.
Wesley Sutton drove down to Red
field Wednesday for a few days' vis
it with his mother.
The Ladies Aid was entertained
at Mrs. George Sweet's Wednesday.
All report a splendid time.
W. S. Wrigley spent Sunday at
the Brown home in Aberdeen.
Otto Smith is carrying a hand
some gold watch, a present from his
parents on his seventeenth birthday
which occurred Wednesday.
Don't forget to get your ticket's
at Remde's for the season.
A new piano arrived at the home
of George Perry this week which
adds greatly to the pleasure of Miss
Maude, his daughter.
Mr. J. K. Chandler has moved into
he property recently vacated by
Irs. Jack Smith.
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse are the proud
parents of a little daughter who
came this week.
WARNER
The Ladies' Aid society met on
Wednesday at the Fowler home to
further their plans for the dinner,
supper and fair to occur on the 15th.
Taylor Olson, of Stratford, is
staying at Pete Gunderson's in or
der to attend school here this win
ter.
•Mr. and Mrs. Phillip O'Brien spent
three days, including Sunday, here.
The former was enjoying a brief re
spite from work.
Mr. and Mrs. Williams spent Sun
day in Stratford.
Sumner Wright has rejoined his
family at Minneapolis and by now
they must be at their final destina
tion, Delta, Colo.
L. O. Moulton pulled in his ma
chine last week and called the sea
son over.
Score one for the Milwaukee. The
train arrived Sunday night exactly
on time. If we had known earllef
we would have prepared a celebra
tion In honor of the event.
Warner is to be complimented on
the character of her citizens. When
it comes to facing a naglng bandit,
aremed to the teeth and thirsting for
gore, the town might well say like
the revolutionary major, "I haven't
a man that Is afraid to go."
William and Henry Young, togeth
er with Will Zell and Ihdes were
present at the christening of Mr. and
Mrs. Young's child last Sunday.
Charles Fuhrman. celebrated his
birthday Saturday night and enter
tained his friends at the same time.
Charles is gathering in a goodly crop
of years.
Mr. Scully has announced that
next Sunday will be his last in War
ner. He did not express his inten
tions for the future.
Fred Stearns recently severely in
jured his hand by cutting. The In
jury was caused by an axe In the
hands of a boy friend and was acci
dentalitlw'
The directors of the Farmers' ele
vator held a meeting Saturday.
The shadow social Wednesday ev
ening netted over $26. SSSir.-KV'
Harry Briggs spent Sunday at his
home in Aberdeen.
R. G. Kline was here over Sun
day.
Quite a party took in the show
Saturday and several went up Mon
day to see Burns wrestle.
There will be a New England din
ner and supper and fair ati the
church Tuesday, the 15th of October.
It will be under the auspices of the
Ladies' Aid.
Owing to lack of cars our. local
shippers are experiencing much dif
ficulty- 'In: getting rid of stock and
grain.
BumrHagen was a guest of Stud
ivous Saturday. |T
SamuShutter at# Mon
day for their home at .Randall, Minn.
Earf Moulton and wlfe We over
Monday from Brentford.
M. M. Morgen is absent again on
a trip to Sioux City.
Frank Krohnke is erecting a new
barn.
Last week was an exceptional one
for traveling men in town.
E. L. Keller, of Way's Business
school, called Tuesday on business
in connection with that institution.
E. C. Stearns acted as clerk for
Deldine brothers at their sale Tues
day.
Mrs. Pickering called Tuesday.
A large crowd attended the Ly
ons brothers' sale Wednesday.
Chet and Herb Newkirk have been
hauling feed from Westport for Sea
man's.
John Borsberry returned last week
and resumed his duties.
Mrs. Seaman and Leigh were at
the Hub Saturday on business.
WANTED—A full sized automobile
to attach to a well developed whis
tle with an overgrown toot. It will
be used for cross country chases in
pursuit of fleeing robbers.
BATH
A charmingly appointed wedding
took place at high noon today at the
home of John Helmlca when his
daughter, Madge, became the bride of
Charles McManamy. Nearly a hun
dred guests witnessed the ceremony
which was performed by Rev. 6. W.
Hickman. The attendants were Miss
Blanche McManamy and Robert
Whiting. The bride wore a hand
some gown of white silk adn carried
cream roses. The bride's maid's dress
was cream serge. Aliss Lydia Lath
rop played the wedding march. The
young couple are widely known and
very popular, and hosts of friends
will shower them with congratula
tions and good wishes. Mr. and Mrs.
Helmka will retire from the farm
and Mr. an.d Mrs. McManamy will
take charge of it, where they will
be at home after October 26th.
Rev. Geo. F. Hopkins will preach
next Sunday morning at 10:30. Ev
eryone is cordially invited to attend.
The local wheat market reached
$1.06 today.
NEW TOWNS
In North and South Dakota on the
C. M. & St. P.
Over 100 miles of track have al
ready been laid on the Pacific Coast
extension of this railway in South
Dakota and JNorth Dakota. Several
new towns have also been opened
along this new line. Among them
is Lemmon, Butte county, South Da
kota, 100 miles west of the 'Missouri
river.
The opening sale of lots In the
new town of Hettinger, North Da
kota, 25 miles farther west, will be
held Thursday, October 24, 1907.
This new town will be the county
seat of Adams county. All lots will
be sold by auction.
The opening sale of lots in the
new town of Bowman, North Dakota,
150 miles west of the Missouri river,
will he held later. This n.ew town
will be the county seat of Bowman
county.
Regular train service between
Mobridge, the first station on the
extension, and Lemmon, with direct
connections from and to Aberdeen,
South Dakota, was established Octo
ber 6th.
In each of these towns excellent
opportunities are offered In mercan
tile or professional work. Why not
engage in some business there now,
and grow up with these towns?
The territory through which the
new line is being built In South Da
kota, offers exceptional opportunities
for those who wish to engage in di-
versified farming.
Further information from
Padley, General Land Agent, Mil
waukee, Wis., or F. A. Miller, Gen
eral Passenger Agent, Chicago.
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FARMERS ELEVATOR
AT WESTF0RT
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Dave Vaughn, a prominent farmer
living near Westport was In the
city this week and reports that the
line electors at that place now
have things all their t)wn way, as
the independent buyer who has made
Westport a good market for grain
has, for reasons Satisfactory to him
self gone out of the grain business.
Mr. Vaughn and others have can
vassed the question considerable and
have arrived at the conclusion that
the time Is rlpe for the organization
of a farmers' elevator stock com
pany. So much encouragement has
been given to the project that it has
been decided to call a meeting of all
who favor .the proposition at West
port, Saturday, Octobr lBtte. The
extraordinary success of these com
panies at other points In the county
is decidedly encouraging.
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A TERRIBLE BIG TROUT.
That ended our fish stories for that
night.—J. J. A. in Chicago Tribune.
PRIMITIVE ANCHORS.
Stones and Wooden Tubes Filled With
Lead First Used.
There appear to be two ideas which
have led up to the invention of the
modern anchor—first, that of attach
ing the vessel by means of a rope
or chain to a weight sufficiently heavy
to keep the vessel from moving when
the weight has sunk to the bottom of
the sea, and, second, that of using a
hook Instead of or In addition to the
weight, so as to catch in the bottom.
The English word anchor Is practical
ly the same as the Latin ancora and
the Greek angkura, meaning "that
which has an angle," from the root
ank, bent.

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Hard Case,
Too, Was This Fish.
We were camping in northern Wis
consin, and one evening after our sup
per of black bass and bacon we lay
under the pine trees smoking and toll
ing fish stories in which it was always
the "bigger bass" that got away. The
guide listened with the gravity of a
man who knew all about fish stories,
and finally he knocked the ashes from
his pipe and told us a story.
"Once long ago," he said, "there was
a terrible big trout up Smith's
pool. Ever?- fellow who fished in the
pool had hooked him one time or an
other, but he always got away, bit off
the snood or something.
"I tried to catch him myself a dozen
times. One day I was sitting by the
pool when, splash, a young robin
fluttered out of the nest on a limb
above the pool into the water below.
In a minute there was a rush, a gleam
of yellow, and the old trout had
thrown himself clear out of the water
and had swallowed the young robin
whole.
"What did 1 do? Well, I climbed
that tree in short order, got another
one of those young robins, baited my
hook with it and threw it in just as
lightly as I could. In a minute there
was another rush, another gleam of
yellow, and again the old trout jump
ed clear out of the water as- he swal
lowed the robin, and in a minute more
I had him hooked.
"It was lucky I wasn't fishing with
any of this newfangled rigging these
boys use and that I wasn't bothered
with a reel to look after, or I would
have lost hiir. sure. As it was it took
me a devil of a time to get him out.
"Good to eat? Great Scott! We
didn't try to eat him. He was so full
of hooks we sold him for old iron,
you know."
The earliest anchors made on the
hook principle probably only had one
fluke instead of two. In the "Sussex
Aichaell, Coll." there Is an Illustration
of what has been surmised to be an
anchor made out of the natural forked
branch of a tree. It was found with
an ancient British canoe at Burpham,
Sussex. There Is In the British muse
um an interesting leaden anchor with
two flukes bearing a Greek Inscrip
tion. Its date is about 50 B. C., and it
was found off the coast of Cyrene.
The invention of the anchor with
two flukes is attributed by Pausanlus
to Midas, by Pliny to Eupalamas and
by Strabo to Anacbarsis. Diodorus
Slculus states that the first anchors
were wooden tubes filled with lead,
while another classical writer says
that before the introduction of metal
anchors lumps of stone with a hole
through the middle for the attach
ment of the cable were used.
The form of the anchors used by
the Greeks and Romans is well known
from representations on Trajan's col
umn and in the catacombs at Rome
as an early Christian symbol. This
form does not seem to have changed
materially for quite a thousand years,
as is shown by the Bayeux tapestry.
The Qirls Were Still One Ahead, 'f
A young and bashful professor was
frequently embarrassed by Jokes bis
girl pupils would play on him. These
Jokes were so frequent that he decided
to punish the next perpetrators, and
the result of this decision was that two
girls were detained an hour after school
and made to work some difficult prob
lems as punishment
It was the custom to answer the roll fi
call wltb quotations, so the following vh
morning, when 'Miss A.'s name was
called, she rose and, looking straight in
the professor's eye, repeated, "With
all thy faults I love thee still," while
Miss B.'s quotation was. "The hours I
spend, with th6e, dear heart, are as a
string of pearls to me."—Ladles' Home
Journal.
Respect at Last.
"Brieflelgh is, I think, one of the
greatest lawyers in this state."
"Why, I heard you say once that you
didn't consider him any good."
"Ob, that was years ago. He used
to glvci me pointers on legal matters
Without charging me anything because
we happened to have offices adjoining
each other. Recently he has been
charging me a stiff price every time
I have gone to blm fpr advice."—Chi
cago ReeorS-Herald.
Long Winded.
"It takes you a pretty long while to
•have yourself, doesn't It?"
"Not so very long. I can shave, my
self quicker than my old barber conld."
"1 don't believe It"
fit's a fact Tou see, he stammers
terribly."—Philadelphia Press.
Studying how to help and benefit oth
ers will build, up your Own fortune.—
Baltimore American.
It la what you are not looking tor
that gives the spice of variety tfr iita.—
OatMlt News.
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