Animals: Bess in Boston

Thirty-five years ago Reuben Curtis, a cattle-raiser of Chatham Four Corners, Columbia County, N. Y., spent a comfortable night with his father at the Hotel Brunswick in Boston's fashionable Back Bay district. When Cattle-raiser Curtis went again to Boston last week, to sell 43 head of stock to the Brighton abattoir, he was reminded by his 97-year-old parent that "it's a durn good hotel." Accordingly he signed his name once more on the Brunswick's blotter and remarked casually to Desk Clerk Henry Nelson: "I guess you better take care of Bess out...

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