Byline: Q.K. Philander Doesticks, P.B.; 1857-01-24; The New York Tribune; pages 3Article Links
Hercules, is his capacity of an amateur scavenger, once attempted the cleaning of the Augean stables, or some such trifle, and his success was trumpeted throughout the neighborhood as a triumph of ingenuity ans perseverance. If Hercules would come to Gotham and try his hand at the purgation of Mulberry street, our word for it, he would, in less than a week, knock out his brains with his own club in utter despair.
Description:The third installment of "The Witches of New-York" series by the Tribune's humorist Mortimer Thomson (a.k.a. Doesticks)
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