Count Magri wants to return to Italy. 14oct1920, The News Herald (Franklin, PA)

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of was of are desire the attempted the Interests and arguments to Participa-, M. a the the an M. occurred 23 LILLIPUTIAN'S FURNITURE SOLD; S Husband of Late Mrs. Tom Thumb Sits By, hoping For Money to Take Him .Home. SCARCELY $300 IS REALIZED MIDDLEBORO, Mass., Oct. 14. A big auctioneer and a tiny, gray-haired gray-haired gray-haired man, with the light of hope fading from his eyes, played the leading roles in one of life's tragedies of old age and poverty today, when the personal effects effects of the late Countess Ma grl, who was the widow of Gen. Tom Thumb, were sold to the highest bidder. Count Magri, no larger than a 6-year-old 6-year-old 6-year-old 6-year-old 6-year-old child, sat In a diminutive chair, a silent, pathetic figure, while the treasures of his wife and their home were auctioned off. The Count, who for years toweled with his wife in curcuses and upon the stage, is poor and in ill health. He had been ordered to a warmer climate. His hope of restitution of health lies in the thump of the auctioneer's hammer. The sale has been under way two days and only ?juo has been realized, although although many of the articles are gone. A tiny Inlaid Japanese sewing box, much used by the Countess, was sold for only $22. The little mahogany bed with its delicately wrought canopy, a gift from P. T. Barnum, brought 5SL A bicycle ridden by the little old man In other days sold for $9.50, Even the ornaments from' their 'wedding cake were gold. Most of the buyers were antique dealers. Count Magri would like to return to his native Italy, there to end his days. Today he was sitting in his little chair, waiting and wondering, while the dealers dealers haggled and the auctioneer's hammer hammer thumped out bis fate. II TEAR on cans cans given by a said: ator the Jects and House tax ture that the fixed rose, lative the Judge as E. Public that State and Hickey

Clipped from The News-Herald14 Oct 1920, ThuPage 1

The News-Herald (Franklin, Pennsylvania)14 Oct 1920, ThuPage 1
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