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OLD MEXICO AND HER LOST PROVINCES.
A TOMBSTONE SHERIFF AND CONSTITUENTS.
in school-readers, with those of Lawrence, Nelson, and Montcalm, since there was no sense at all in this frenzied display of pluck and tenacity were:—"For God's sake–more cartridges!"
Meantime the whistles of the mining works were shrieking notes of alarm, the miners pouring forth from underground, and the reputable citizens, who might have exclaimed, "A plague o' both your houses!" arming themselves in hot haste, and coming to their doors, to prevent the spread of general anarchy.