Mrs. Derby has a fine lot of young chicks, but lost a nice brood by a skunk. She didn't wait for him to dispose of the rest of her poultry, but armed with a stout cudgel sallied forth on the war path. Good old Rover very gallantly insisted on taking the job off her hands, but soon turned his attention to sundry gambols on the grass. His mistress in the meantime vanquished the enemy.
Jamestown Alert, 6/17/1897