News: The Clark
Republican and Press 10-14-1886
----Source: The Clark Republican and Press Date: 10-14-1886
Albert Curtis, of York Center, while out looking for coons a short distance from his house, was accidentally and fatally shot last Saturday evening. He lived till Sunday evening. It seem she was standing on a log looking over the field, and losing his balance, dropped his gun in such a manner that it was discharged, the contents entering his right side. (Article cuts off page)
Louis Brillion is building a foot bridge on the dam for the purpose of reaching the gate when the water runs over the dam. He calls it "the drunkard’s walk," and it will also be used as a test for men who are arrested for being drunk. The suspected man will be taken to the bridge by the proper authority, and made to walk it. If he walks across and back safely, he is set at liberty as a sober man. If he falls in and is drowned, he is reported as drunk, the town saves the expense of prosecuting, another stumbling block, in the pathway of temperance is removed and thus the "eternal fitness of things is consulted" in a quiet, harmonious way and the ends of Justice and sobriety properly met. The bells that toll for the funeral will also publish to the inebriate living that it is not best to look upon the wine when it is red; when it giveth its color in the cup, for if he does his last days upon earth may be watery and thin, and he will realize that life is but a vapor.
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