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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.
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
"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
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
European Times. Thursday, July 12, 1866
Latest News from around the World, 1866
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