Old settlers distinctly remember what a flutter was caused in society of the lower Sappa when a single young man from the state of Maine arrived in their midst. It is said that for years marriageable young ladies sat up and took notice whenever he went past, designing mammas cooked elegant dinners to which he was invited; he always went and ate heartily of the good things but was indifferent to the charms of the daughters, and at last when he wanted a wife he went back to Maine and married the girl he had intended to all the time much to the chagrin of designing young ladies who felt he had made a great mistake. But those that are acquainted with Mrs. Fish commend Mr. Fish's judgment.
Mr. Fish has farmed extensively for years fed many cattle and hogs and was the most extensive shipper of fat stock from that part of the county. Three years ago he moved to Oberlin and erected a fine residence. Mr. Fish is vice president of the Farmers National Bank and is one of the most popular business men in the city.
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