Gold Rush Incident

While the emigrants were passing through the county the following incident occurred: A large, burly looking fellow was driving an ox team through the principal street in Paris. He was attempting to read all the names of the business men as he passed along, but, being an uneducated man, he had to spell each name out slowly and then pronounce it. He came to the name of Heitz--Dr. Heitz--and began to spell it -H-e-i-t-z, but before he pronounced the name he exclaimed, "Dutchman, by G-d! Dr. Heitz happened to be standing in his office door at the time, and it is said enjoyed the matter exceedingly.