[EDITOR'S NOTE: The author of this item is unknown. The original item referred to -- Mark Twain's account of a codfish ball -- has not been located. It may have been part of a letter to the Virginia City Territorial Enterprise that is now lost.]
The Philadelphia Evening Programme coolly appropriates "Mark Twain's" comic account of a codfish ball, which it publishes as an original article, heading it, "The Tweedle-dum Ball -- By Our Own Reporter." The Programme clearly evinces the animus furandi by changing the title of "Mark's" article, by giving no credit either to the writer or to the paper in which the description originally appeared, and by publishing it on its editorial page as editorial matter.
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