Archive for July 15th, 2009

Show Him the Paper!

July 15, 2009

A short time ago some men were engaged in putting up telegraph poles on some land belonging to an old farmer, who disliked seeing his wheat trampled down. The men produced a paper by which they said they had leave to put the poles where they pleased.

The old farmer went back and turned a large bull in the field. The savage beast made after the men, and the old farmer seeing them running from the field, shouted at the top of his voice:

“Show him the paper! Show him the paper!”

Marble Rock Journal (Marble Rock, Iowa) May 25, 1905