“Jerome” To Be Exhibited

Yarmouth Times: Jerome, the unfortunate individual whose name has appeared in every Canadian and American newspaper at various times for many years, will shortly visit Yarmouth. Eleazer Comeau, representing the Yarmouth branch of the C.M.B.A., had been to Cheticamp to arrange the matter with Dedier Comeau, who has the custody of Jerome. On his arrival he will be placed on exhibition in McLaughlin’s hall, and will undoubtedly attract a large number of people. He is expected in July. A short time ago a lady who resides in New York claimed him as a brother, saying to people in Digby country that when twelve years old he left his home. The lady says further that her family is of Irish descent. It would not be surprising if Jerome, who is a charge of the Nova Scotia government, finds his way to the United States and once there would make a fortune in the various dime museums throughout the country.

Source: Yarmouth Times, ""Jerome" To Be Exhibited," Morning (Chronicle?), June 19, 1899.

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