A Month In.

And I've hardly been able to keep up with weekday posts the last couple of weeks. I apologize. Wrote is time consuming and I'm prioritizing my projects accordingly. Unfortunately, Wrote is not as high up as it should be.

I have not had an opportunity to type up entries ahead of time, like I hoped...thus the bursts of posting and no posting.

I'll see what I can do to keep Wrote rolling. Thanks for your patience.

Cory

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Disastrous Fire, Almost.

On last Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. the usual quiet of the village was startled by the cry of "Fire! Fire!! Fire!!" The uproar came from the corner of Water and Second streets and the first imitation of fire came when Geo., Williams rushed into the side door of the postoffice and cried "The mail route is on fire." He immediately corrected himself and managed to say, "Sig's hen coop is going up." A general exodus was made and when the outer air was gained the following was heard. "Get the hook! Get the hook" and "unhook the horse," "Cut the tugs and let him go." At this juncture the voice of carrier Sigafoos was heard as follows, "Don't cut a darn thing. Leather is too darn high."

Smoke thick and suffocating was issuing from the coop, and it was evident that something should be done in a hurry. Carrier Sigafoos took in the situation in about fours seconds and said, "Who will volunteer? I haven't been Chief of this Fire Department for seven years without learning how to handle fires. What we need now is water, but the absence of that let's use snow.

Postmaster Bardwell kindly supplied a pail and with the application of about 40 buckets of snow the blaze was finally gotten under control. THe fire was caused, in the opinion of the insurance adjuster, who was soon on the spot, by the faulty construction of his heating plant, which was of the hot air system. We understand that Carrier Sigafoos carried a $2.50 insurance on his rig and that the company offered to settle with him for fourty-five cents, claiming that they could duplicate for that amount. Carrier Sigafoos threatens suit, claiming that as longs as he has paid premium on $2.50 he should be allowed that much insurance. Sigafoos says, however, that next fall he will install hot water and move his plant to the basement. He is also sorry that he will not be able to sue somebody for damaged feelings, for he fears that the boys of the village will in the future be shouting to him, "Get the Hook! Get the Hook!!"

(Contributed.)

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Minnetonka Record, January 12, 1912

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An Observation.

Those Cincinnati girls who, as an experiment, lived on seven cents a day need not be surprised if they are deluged with proposals of matrimony from swains of an economical turn.

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Minnetonka Record, January 26, 1912

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The End of Tipping.

The traveling men are trying to abolish the tipping evil in the hotels. It would seem that to stop the tipping by stopping the tips is a perfectly good way.

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Minnetonka Record, January 26, 1912

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The Truth in New York.

New York is worried over the case of a woman who goes around proposing marriage to every man she meets. If she merely had some scheme whereby she could take his money from every man she met New York would not consider her case remarkable.

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Minnetonka Record, January 26, 1912

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Matching Fashions.

Women's umbrellas must match their costumes is the fashion edict from London. But what use is a hobbled umbrella?

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Minnetonka Record, January 26, 1912

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Valuations In Law.

A horse thief in Pennsylvania was sentenced to 20 years in prison, and a white slaver in New York to two years and a fine. The comparative valuations of the law in the cases cited carry their own comment.

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Minnetonka Record, January 5, 1912

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