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Demented Man Picked Up Late at Night in Valley City.

Valley City, N. D., Feb. 18.—Fred Mitchell, a transient, was picked up on the streets at midnight, while wandering about minus shoes or stockings. He was taken to the city hall, and will in all probability be brought before the insanity commission for hearing.

The man was discovered by Chief of Police Swanson, and despite his Arctic extremities seemed perfectly happy, and offered to race the chief for any distance from fifty yards to a mile and for any stakes from a "hole in a doughnut" to a fortune in gold. The chief declined on the ground of avordupois {sp}.

Grand Forks Evening Times, 2/18/1913

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