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Attempts to rob Third Avenue residence frustrated. Sunday morning the residence of Selden McGaffey was entered but the sneak thief was frightened away. He gained entry by cutting the screen in a window on the north side of the house. Misses Bessie and Bernice McGaffey were asleep down stairs. The former was awakened by the man prowling about down stairs and called to her father. The intruder made his escape before Mr. McGaffey could get down from up stairs. Tracks were found the next morning leading toward town.

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Hundreds of babies from all parts of Minnesota will be entered in the Baby Health Contest at the Minnesota State Fair, Sept. 7-12. It is expected to be one of the biggest Baby Shows ever held in the Middle West.

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Tuesday morning, September 8, at nine o’clock the public schools of Anoka will be thrown open to admit the clamoring youngsters of the community eagerly seeking their studies after a tiresome vacation spent fishing and playing around. Several additions to the teaching force have been arranged and the schools open with especially bright prospects for a very successful year.

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It’s torture for your cows and unprofitable for you because they give less milk. Spray them with Hoff’s Fly-Off, the best thing you ever saw to keep the pests away. Then you needn’t hunt the cows at night — they’ll come home to be sprayed with Fly-Off. The herd pretty nearly knocks the gate down for each one wants to be sprayed first.

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The steamer Joel Bassett is at St. Cloud, and has been tied up for the season. Captain Craig left today for Anoka, where he will get acquainted with his family again, having put in a busy season with the boat this spring. The steamer will be in the care of Engineer Geo. Goodwin. The high water helped out the boom company by making short work of the big drive and it will be the last drive of the season past St. Cloud.

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Friday evening a transient, name unknown, was struck and instantly killed by an east bound train, about 100 feet east of the Coon Creek station. The accident was first reported by the crew of the west bound 11:20 who saw the body lying beside the tracks. The remains were taken to the Wilcox-Thayer morgue. The victim had been struck on the back of the head and his brains cut out. Aside from this one wound the body was little mutilated.

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Anoka’s two banks have deposits of $1,090,703.13. If the deposit of banks are indication of the prosperity of a city, then Anoka can be counted as a financially strong city. The Anoka National and the State Bank of Anoka in their report of the conditions of the institutions show deposits of over a million dollars, which speaks well for banks and the city.

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Within the past few weeks there have been several more or less violent disagreements between horse drivers and auto drivers over their respective rights to the road. In most cases the dispute has been entirely vocal but in at least one, fists and teeth were used.

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Anoka invites you to celebrate with her July Fourth, promising a jolly good time all day. Following is the official list of attractions: Flag raising 9:30 a.m. with special salute and songs followed by parade at 10:00 a.m. Patriotic speech by Herbert Goodrich of this city. No resident of Anoka should miss hearing this speech. At noon a grand picnic dinner.

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