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Schuyler Colfax As A Hotel Clerk

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The Dubuqne Jierald tem a good story about Mr. Colfax and a landlord at Warren, lowa. Mr. Colfax was travelicg in Iowa lately, and arrived at the latter station at 9 ft. m. , and had to wait several hours for a train. As the guest decided to remain in the waitiug-rooni till daylight, the landlord, uot knowing who Mr. Colfax wns, and wanting an hour's rest, asked the ex-Vice President if he wouldn't wake the porter at a certnm hour, and also tap at the roomdoors of the female "help," and roake himself generally iisefnl. Mr. Colfax roadily asseuted, aud began by polishing the stove, sweeping the floors, and doing what any other handy and iudustrions citizen would havo done. The porter was awakened, the girls were rappod up, aud a roaring fire gweted "mine host," who on rising complimented Mr. Colfax on his efficiency. When the train arrivc-d, sorae one stepped on to the platform and salutod Mr. Colfax with, "God bless you, Schtiyler Colfax; what in the world are you doiug liere ? " The landlord was amazed, and was just able to ask : " Are you Schuyler Coll'ax ? " Asá when the inn-!;eeper lelt, " you coulcl have played marbles on his coat-tails. "


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Michigan Argus