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Prosecuting Agent's Report To the citizens of Franklin :Your prosecuting agent pre- sents the following detailed report of his transactions during the year, showing every complaint made, the receipts and ex- penditures, and such other information as may be of interest: March 12. Walter H. Shaw, drunkenness. Plea, guilty. Disclosed that the liquor causing his intoxication was bought of Albert D. Stevens. Expense, S. F. Danforth, magistrate $1 50 J. B. Callev, officer 2 62 E. G. Leach, counsel 8 00 March 12. A. D. Stevens, selling liquor to W. II. Shaw. Before the warrant could be served Stevens left town. Expense, E. G. Leach, counsel $3 00 March 12. A. D. Stevens, common seller. Warrant not served for the reason stated in the foregoing. Expense, E. G. Leach, counsel $3 co March 19. Richard H. Renshaw. Keeping for sale lager beer. Plea, guilty. Fine $10 00 Costs 7 79 Expense. F. E. Elder, magistrate $1 67 J. W. Davis, officer 2 62 Sanborn & Hardy, counsel S 00
ARRIVAL OF SUMMER BIRDS. 107 garb, and were winging their way to the valley of the Mackenzie, where the season is earlier. Geese, according to Mr. Bells information, arrive at Peel River Fort, upwards of two degrees farther north, from the 12th to the 15th of May, rarely varying above a day or two, the 15th being the date of their coming in backward seasons. At that time they find the marshy places bare of snow, and can procure the roots of bents and other plants on which they feed. There, as elsewhere, the Canada geese precede the snow geese a day or two. The Hutchins geese* come later, and pass high overhead towards the north. The Indians believe that a small finch (Plectrophanes lapponica) avails itself of the strength of wing of the Hutchins goose, and nestles among its feathers during its flight. When a goose is shot, they often see the small bird flying from it. Neither Mr. Rae nor I noticed such an occurrence, nor did I obtain a confirmation of it from the personal observation of any of the gentlemen resident in the country, but it is generally affirmed by the Indians. While we were at Fort Franklin, Mr. Bell, who was employed all day in shooting geese, pointed out to me a fact in the natural history of the snow and laughing geese. Though they …
66 CITY OF FRANKLIN December 22. Still alarm. Chimney fire. House owned by Dr. Beaton. Occupied by E. M. Willard, Pleasant street. December 22. Still alarm. Chimney fire. House occupied by Joseph Sanderson. December 23. Still alarm. Chimney fire. House owned by Harry Gilchrist. December 25. Still alarm. Chimney fire at P. J. Cunninghams, Railroad street. December 26. Still alarm. Chimney fire. House owned by O. A. Towne. Occupied by Charles Dodge. December 28. Still alarm. Kropp farm. December 29. Still alarm. Chimney fire. House owned by Harry Gilchrist. Bell alarms, 20. Still alarms, 103. I
Elizabeth Mahala Franklin is a member of the Franklin Family.