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Mr. Hemp of this place, is talking of bringing a damage suit against the harvesting machine companies, on the charge that they are now making the machines to run too quietly and noiselessly. Mr. Hemp says in former times when it commenced to get dry, all he had to do was to hitch on to the old mower, go out and cut hay for half a day, and the result would be that the noise and racket of the mower, together with the scent of the cut grass, would in nine case out of ten produce rain inside of twenty-four hours; but that scheme don't work now any longer, since everything has been too much monkeyed with, and what they call improved.

Bismarck Daily Tribune, 7/28/1894

Peculiar Kernel

Posted 07/23/2013