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  • ~ R.I.P. ~

    A baker in England stole a tombstone for the hearth of his oven. One of his customers, finding a death's head on the bottom of his loaf of bread, ran in dismay to his deacon, fearing the end of the world was approaching. The latter was in equal trepidation, when on examining his own loaf, he found the marrow bones. In their alarm, they had recourse to the parson, who could not afford them consolation, inasmuch as "RIP" was legibly set forth in bold relief upon his own loaf.

    Cover Story: Indian Attack: Survivor Strikes Gold!

    A rough honey-moon...

    A short time since, an athletic young farmer, in the town of Waynesboro, took a fair young girl, 'all bathed in blushes,' from her parents, and started for the first town across the Pennsylvania line to be married, where the ceremony could be performed without a license.

    The happy pair were accompanied by the sister of the girl, a tall, gaunt, sharp-featured female of some thirty-seven summers.

    The pair crossed the river, were married, and returned to Wellesville to pass the night.

    People at the hotel where the wedding party stopped observed that they conducted themselves in a peculiar manner. The husband would take his sister-in-law, the female aforesaid into the parlor and talk earnestly to her, gesticulating wildly all the while. Then the tall female would 'put her foot down' and talk to him in an angry and excited manner. Then the husband would take his fair young bride into a corner; but he would no sooner commence talking to her than the gaunt sister would run in between them, and angrily join in the conversation. The people at the hotel ascertained what this meant about nine o'clock that evening. There was an uproar in the room which had been assigned to the newly married couple. Female shrieks and masculine 'swears' started the people in the hotel and they rushed to the spot. The gaunt female was pressing against the door of the room and the newly married man mostly undressed, was barring her out with all his might. Occasionally she would kick the door open far enough to disclose the stalwart husband in his gentlemanly Greek slave apparel. ...more...

    A Hot Bath
    (a tremendously humourous story - especially when taken literally!)
    A Sleepless Man

    Investment Rally!!! at the Sheepskin Claim

    "Among several other redeeming factors, this claim is adjacent to no less than that of the Barker Co.'s Claim. Yes, that's right. The find that started it all. Don't miss out on this opportunity!" - Patrick McKenna, proprietor & gentleman miner.
    Curatorial Notes (otherwise known as Notes from the Curator)
    Prologue by James Andersen (Bard of the Cariboo)
    The Dancing Gals of Cariboo of 1866 (a song)
    Hard Luck by James Andersen
    Rowdyism (excerpts from the police court concerning this terrible affliction upon our otherwise virtuous frontier society)

    Curiosities for the Paris Exhibition

    We are promised most marvelous things for the Exhibition of 1867. Amongst others a photographic machine that takes likenesses in all colors but green, a color which still remains obstinate to the inventor's researches. The Pasha of Egypt has appropriated £40,000 for the mere fitting up of that portion of the building destined to receive the wonders he intends to send. Turkey will favour us with the minaret of her mosque, a mausoleum, and a model of a Turkish house, with its divans, baths, &c., &c. Persia has al ready informed the committee of her intention to construct on the Champs de Mars, a certain number of original buildings, such as kiosques, silkworm nurseries, opium manufactories, &c. This country will also build a pavilion, with a model of the Shah's throne, and also copies of pictures, rich carpets, furniture, &c., which adorn the imperial residence, and the fountains which surround it. The King of Siam, the Emperor of Morocco, and the Tycoon of Japan have already announced that every preparation is being made that these countries may be well represented in the approaching Exhibition.

    European Times. Thursday, July 12, 1866

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