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Tom Cod
          “I was fishing In the shallow part of the river with a spoon and small hook baited with a cedar grub. When I got the strike, I played with the fish for 20 minutes with line kept taut. When I got it almost close enough to land, the fish made one last jump, and the leader snapped. But I thrust my left hand into its mouth and hold tight. The fish measures 25 ½ inches and weighed eight pounds.”

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          There was a heavy mail for Professor Phish Phaquer today, but most of the letter writers, instead offering to present rare specimens for the proposed public aquarium for the preservation of rarer piscatorialis, were narrow-minded business men, seeking to secure contracts for the aquarium supplies. One wanted to supply the opium for the opium pipe fish and another wanted to bid on an exclusive lease for use of the salvage sucker and there were a dozen circulars on fish food and phish phood. But from this trash we culled a sketch of another candidate for an aquarium tank.
Editor The Star.
Care Statue Star.
Sir: Being somewhat interested in things more or less aquatic, and having had on divers occasions (being a diver by profession, to say nothing of necessity) opportunity to study the baptismal piscatorialas, whatever that is, of the Puget sound waters, I am therefore in a position to verify the existence of the Cable Croppie, Speed Simp Sucker, Gusnington Slimeback and others of that like. But since I have heard no mention of the Hydra-headed Amphibian Grampett, I will introduce this species of spurious marine growth to The Star-reading public with pen sketch as nearly correct as I am able to draw from sight as viewed through the windows of a diver's helmet, together with concise description of same. Its characteristics, which will enable anyone interested to readily discern this particular species when once it is placed on review in the proposed Seattle aquarium.

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