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MONTHLY MAGAZINE.

VOLUME XXXIII.

FROM JANUARY TO JUNE, 1871.

BOSTON:

OFFICE AMERICAN UNION AND THE MONTHLY NOVELETTE.

To. 63 CONGRESS STREET.

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Russia
Young Love
A Leap in the Dark
Air Castles
Laughing Eyes
The Reporter's Last Item
The Haunted Wherry
The Story of a Valentine
Little Strix the Screecher
Fritz -
Fire Days on the Farrallones
In the Wrong Box
My Phantom

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One Month from Minnie's Diary
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The Ruby Mine
121 Queen Edith and her Punishment
130 Eve and Morn
131 OUR YOUNG PEOPLE'S STORY-TELLER-
140 “Guess: or, The Son of a Politician."
141 Dick Hassard the Young Desperado
144 Jack Frost
153 Curious Matters
155 The Housekeeper
156 Facts and Fancies
160 Mr. Brown and his Rockers—(Humorous Il-
166 lustrations.)

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THE ORO-SLUMGULLION MARRIAGE. The following announcement came to the because Col. Oro would never see sixty again, busy town of Humville, and appeared in the and there had been previous gossip that he Humville Chronicle,

using an immense flut- was designing to marry his former housekeepter of excitement in all the circles and squares er, who had left him and gone to Frothboro' and rhomboids into which society at Hum- some months before. They concluded she ville was divided :

must be old, not handsome certainly, even if MARRIED.-In Frothboro', at the residence it was not the housekeeper-they couldn't of the bride's father, by the Rev. Dr. Scoote, judge that it was her from the announcement assisted by the Revs. Messrs. Spoon and Lath- and they definitely determined that the er, Col. Jethro Oro, of Humville, agent of the bride was both old and ugly, even if her father

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Universal Patent Toothpick Manuf. Co., to was rich, and they didn't envy her at all; not
Miss Hero Slumgullion, daughter of Simeon they to be sure. Graver people, who knew
Slumgullion, Esq., of F. A large party at-
tended the reception at the residence

of Mr.

Col. Oro very well, wondered what he could Slumgullion, which was both recherche and

want to make himself such a fool for, and, in distingue, the bride appearing very charming reply to the question as to why he had not in her elaborate bridal toilet, imported for the participated in the service, the Rev. Mr. occasion, supported by twenty-five brides Smellers—whose likeness may be seen on the maids, elegantly dressed. The ushers were from the principal Frothboro' families, and seventh page, adorned with those clerical and sustained their parts with great affability. personal graces that denote position and emiThere were five thousand tickets sent out, nent respectability-gravely informed his nearly all of which were returned. The hap- querist that they were not of his parish-atpy pair immediately left on their bridal tour, previous to their final settlement in the charm- tended, indeed, at some conventicle down town, ing village of Humville.

of no great pretension, and in short, he had The young people were greatly agitated by

not been invited, which reason seemed to comit. What was the bride like ? Old, doubtless,

prehend all the rest. He need not have con

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