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What A Mexican Found Under His Kitchen

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Parent Issue
Day
5
Month
December
Year
1884
Copyright
Public Domain
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Lic. Bernardo do la Torre, living at Durango, made a singular discovery recently. In his kitchea, in the córner wherc the water barrel stood, he noticed that the floor sank in considerabiy. He had the barrel removed and cxcavations made. A littlo distance down he encountered a great paving stone, that when taken away diselosod a shaft. The mjsterious always binds a strong chain, and it did in this case. It drew Torre irresistibly toward the shaft, and he detormined to investígate. He ordered Julián, his confidcntial servant, to lower himself into the shaft. Julián was afraid, and rcfuscd to go. Finally a man volunteered, and, with a lantern in his hand was lowered with a rope to the bottom. At one side of the shaft he found an oíd door of oak, worm-eaten and scarred with time. With the exertion of all his strength the door slowly swung in, its rusty hinges creaking as if in remonstrance to the sacrilege. It was the entrance of a ghastly mausoleum. In the center of a large room, whose walls were damp and mossy, was a long table with the skeleton of an oíd man 8tretched upon it, and an open book in ancient Spanish lying close by. The discovorer fled from the room, and Mr. Torre lost no time in having the hole closed again with the paving stone. -

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Old News
Ann Arbor Democrat