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Go To Raising Ducks

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Parent Issue
Day
21
Month
October
Year
1898
Copyright
Public Domain
OCR Text

As illnstrative of Candidato Henry C. Smith's flippant raanner, the j lowing Flat Bock incident is given from that good repablioau antbority the Detroit Journal of Tnesday evening. Peibaps wiien Sinitb asks the farmers for their votes in November, they may answer the caudidate vfitb "go to raising dncks," as he did tae Flat Rook farmer who inqnired about i wheat. Bnt bere is the story : Out at Flat Rock the other night an old farmer interrnpted the speeob of Henry O. Smitb, the republican nom inee for oongress in the seooud distriot. "Hovv about wheat?" asked the farmer insistently. "How about wheat? We oan't make any nioaey raising it any more." Mr. Smith wasu't in the least disooncorted by the interrnptiou. "Remember, " asked Smitb as qoiok as a flash "rememher wbat Tim Tarsney told the lady at Saginaw? It was wben Tim was mayor of Saginaw and cue day a lady carne down to complain to bim of his administration becaose the water pipes in her cellar bad burst and diowned a nnmber of chickens she had tbere. "Chiokens!" said Tim '"chickens! Madame wby don't you raise ducks?" Flat Rock thinks th,e anawer to the farmer about the beet thing of the campaign to date aod hasu't yet got tbrongh laughing aboot it.