im to Europe, where he made a profitable tour through England, France, and Germany.
He was presented to Queen Victoria, Louis Philippe, King William of Prussia, and other rulers, who treated him with marked kindness.
The next year he returned to Europe for three months. On his return home he proved a greater attraction than ever, and Mr. Barnum said that in twelve days in Philadelphia he received $5,504.91; and in one day at Providence he took in $976.98. In 1857 he took Tom Thumb and Cordelia Howard, famous as little Eva in Uncle Tom's cabin, to Europe, where these children appeared in humorous characters, creating a furore and gathering a golden harvest.
In 1862 Mr. Barnum introduced the two sister midgets, Lavinia and Minnie Warren, to the public, the former of whom young Stratton married before the end of the year in Grace Church, New York.
The public reception at the Metropolitan Hotel, immediately following, was a notable affair.
After this, for week after week, the three t