[EDITOR'S NOTE: This item has not been previously republished elsewhere. It is included in this collection because of its potential to be the work of Clemens and is deserving of further research and consideration. Clemens wrote about the dispute between Opera House manager Thomas Maguire and Felicita Vestvali in letters to the Territorial Enterprise published on November 4 and December 1865.]
THAT "STAR CHAMBER"
The reporters are firecely indignant at having been excluded from
the court room while the evidence in the case of "The Magnificent vs.
Napoleon" was being taken. Don't they know better than to poke their inquisitive
noses in the little quarrels of the aristocracy? Plebian rows are open to the
public; but when the high and mighty are likely to be scandalized, and their
sensitive feelings outraged, it is quite another thing.
[transcribed from microfilm.]
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