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BY HOYT & HUMPHREYS. " ' ANDERSON C. H., S. C, THURSDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER-14, 1865. . . : VOLUME 1 -NUMBER 13
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The New York Eveniug Post, one of
the very oldest and ablest of'the anti
slavery journals, which, in a long and ad?
mirable article, takes a hopeful and fra
. ternal viow of the, kindly and loyal feelr
ings of the Southland wtwth'has pub?
lished, from time to trnxc, extracts from
? Southern papers, demonstrating the pre?
valence of those sentiments in.this section.
Now, as to the feelings of the %orth to?
wards the South, let us hear what the
Post &ys: t .
.' " "VTe notice in. our" Southern excMiig^s
frequent allusions to a supposed hostile
spirit in the North. They complain that
journals and people hcrS continue to re?
gard the Southern people with suspicion
-and dislike; and they urge very earnest?
ly than this is all wrong, and that the
Southern people dcsYre onjy peace, good
-will, and a fair-chance in the Union.
These complaints have no propOgrounds.
There may be hero and there a foolish
speech or paragraph in the North, but
there are no su?h feelings hero as aro at?
tributed to-tho .Northern people; and it
H> a pity that anything of thekihd should
be suspected. Thevcis upt-aman, proba?
bly, in tho North that, will not rejoice to
see peace, law, justice, prosperity and
; happiness firmly re-established in . the
States lately torn by war;'if'no other
jnctg-e caused this desire, that of self
interest would alone suffice*1 It is for our
benefit that the Southern.States should
do \pell; that Southern men should be .
fj rosperous; that their natural wcallji
should be developed ; that the}' should be
able to govern themselves, ,so that our
armies inn}- be withdrawn and disbanded.
"Ot course we are waiting anxiously
to see how far and how quickly these
hopes and expectations will be fulfilled.
/t?-e see that there arc some things, per?
haps many, in the way of tho people of
the Southern States;-some of us, do^ubt
less,expcct too much, and aro disappoint?
ed uecauMJ a feW months do not bring
forth.tlic work for-which a few years
will, in all'probability, be required. But
"in all this there is no ill will; \\w.\ *we
here, as they down there, are daily learn?
ing patience." 4
Tho New York Commercial Advertiser,'?
tin article1 headed k'Our Policy toward the
?Soujh/'.says that a prominent Confeder?
ate general, on ^ping unexpectedly be?
friended by a citizen of tho North a few
?tlitys since, replied to him-:
* "I-never expected to receive such treat?
ment at the North. Could the South b.ut
know and believe .that Buch is the spirit of
yorcrpceple .toward them, all animosity
would cease, and a lasting re-union would
.lake place.". ? '
^<Our restored countrymen," continues
he Commercial Advertiser, t:may rest as?
sured that wo cherish no feeling but
'?$he fnendliest toward them, and entertain
the liveliest interest in their welfare and
prosperity. - The North never prosecuted
the war in-a spirit of hate or revengo.
was only when forced to do so in self
defence that wo resorted to arms, and
then n'?t a shot was fired in anger
Tfith'thc surrender, of the insurgents'a hd:
the termination of hostilities, "a spirit of
? forgiyencss pervaded the North; and
notwithstanding the sudden and terrible
removal of the beloved head of-trne nation
by Southern assassins, we havo ever'since
.stood ready and anxious" to1 welcome' back
the wanderers to the Union fold;
'?Whatever may be tho-apparcnt policy
of the Government, tho people' are ^ris
? pDsed to treat the masses of the restored
States in the most lenient manner; to let
.them off with tho.punishment which they
havo already incurred in the loss of prop?
erty and slaves. That those in authority
are animated by similar mot;vc3, is shown
in their .treatment of the rebel leaders.
With but very few excoptioTJS, thoy have
been liberated and permitted to return to
their homes. Not one of the civilian of
fenders whom the terms of capitulation"
did not cover has been put on trial for
treason, when both the South as well as
the North expected that many of them
?vpuld be arraigned in tho tribunal of
death. In various other ways the" Gov?
ernment has shown that .it is disposed to
treat the people of the late Confederate
?States kindly! An entire absence of ani*
m'osity or revenge has been witnessed in
the conduct of President Johnson, who
received so much persecution at the hands
of the rebels, and was compelled to flee
from his nativo State."
To Sis Excellency Andrew' Johnson, Presi
deat of the United States:
We, the undersigned, ladies of Abbevi lle
District, South Carolina, respectfully ex?
hibit to your Excellency our desire to in?
tercede in behalf of Mr. Jefferson Davis,
the President of the lato Confederate
States. We have heard with mucji satis?
faction that petitions of a liko nature have
been addressed , to your Excellency froln
?other; portions of the country, and we en?
tertain the hope that these united ap?
peals for mercy will not fall unheeded up?
on the^ears of your Excellency.
In any event, tit ^il be grateful to us
to have^Hus testified cur feelings for one
Whose faults, -in our ??judgment atleast,
have;*k)t been past forgiveness.. Called
from the retircmeiftfof his home to a posi-'
iion which he did not solicit, but winch
his manhood forbade him to decline, illus?
trating by ins conduct the highest devo?
tion to principles,'which were maintained
with marked unanimity by his people,
temperate in the hours of triumph,-dig?
nified and calm in the days of defeat, al
?way&justfxlways generous, always buivc,
we see in'his conduct evciythinglo evoke
sympathy, and nothing to merit the cx
tremcpunishment with which he is threat?
ened. The same firmness and calm views
of policy which', on repeated occasions, he
displayed in resisting the cries which, in
his region, were l'aised for sanguinary re?
taliation, wo hopo will now be exhibited,
in disregard of the uofc'eling agitation
which seeks his'tifc. We hope th'cre will
be a merciful remembrance of his poor
.wife, plundered and insulted after being
'torn away from ?his prison, 'and of his
young enii?ren, -whose prospects in life
have been so terribly blighted.
impePed by>tte"f<reliut;.s of our nature
?which are, ever excited "bythc misfor?
tunes of the'brave and tho good, .which
havo in all ages characterized our sex,,
which moved the Marys to be^vb !iwst at
the Cross and ifie first ?^tfr? grave?wc
earnestly boscoch your Excellency to ex?
ercise, in behalf of Mr. Davis, all Execu?
Grant bur petition, and, besides finding
in your own breast the reward which at?
tends every virtuous deed, we sincerely
believe that you may expect increase of
your own renown, and of the honorable
character Which forms tho strength of
your country.' For ourselves we will say.
wc will hold in grateful remembrance
this act of generosity to the unfortunate,
and will teach our children ,; to rise up
and call you blessed."
Abbeville, August 23, 18G5.
It-Avin. be seen by the'-following Pro?
clamation of the President that all re?
strictions upon .the introduction into the
Southern States of any sort of goods?in?
cluding grej" cloth, ammunition, arms.
Proclamation by the President nf the United
Whereas, by my proclamation of the
13th and 24th of Juno, 1SG5, removing re?
strictions in part upon internal, domestic
and coastwise in'.e/course and trade, with
the States recently declared in insurrec?
tion, certain articles were exempted from
tho effect of said proclamation as contra?
band of war; and whereas the necessity
for restricting trade in said articles has
now, in a great measure, ceased, it is here
by ordered that on and after tho first day
of September, 1865, all restrictions afore?
said be removed, so that the articles de?
clared by said proclamations to be contra^
band of war may bo imported into and
sold-in said States,--subject-only 'to such
regulations-as the Secretary of*the Treas?
ury may prescribe.
In testimony whereof I havo hereunto
set my hand and caused the seat of the
United'States to be affixed. Done at the
city of Washington this 26th day of Au?
gust, in the year of our Lord 1865, ana of
the Independence of the United States of
America-the ninetieth. t
By the President:
W. H. Seward, Sec'y of State.
Artemus Ward's Toast?Wom.-.n?Tu
yure .sex, commonly kawlcd the phair
sex, we are indebted for our born in, as
well as many other blessins in' these lo
grown of sorro. Sum poor spcreted fools
blamo yure sex for the 'difficulty In the
garden ; but I know men are a desectful
set, Turo 1st mother was a lady, and
her dawters is ditto, and nun but a trifiin
kuss will say a word agin you. Hopiri
that no waive of trubble may ever' ride
across yure peaceful brosts, I konclude
these remarks with' the following centy.
Woman?she is a good egg.
Result of the Conference.
We are pleased to report that, after an
airrjeable conference between Gov. Perry
and Generals Meade and Gillmore, all im?
pediments to the proper re-establishment
of the ci vil authority within the State have
been withdrawn by tho military. The
courts of justice and the magistracy will re?
sume their fritfctioris, and tho provost
courts will be limited in their jurisdiction
to those cases only in which the freed ne?
groes shall be parties. But we refer the
reader to the proclamation of his Excel?
lency Gov. Perry. It also pleases us to
add that the negro troops are to be with?
drawn promptly from the interior of the
State, and to be concentrated in garrisons
along the coast.. This information will
be gratefully received by the whole body
of our people, to ' whom the presence of
these troops is a constant occasion of an
noyance and offence. The necessity for
their lemoval, however, has been made
terribly apparent.in the shocking crimes
which have been lately committed the
full evidence of which has been furnished
by the Governor to the United States
Generals, who . have pledged themselves
-to the prompt examination and .punish?
ment-of the criminals. Even apart from
the actultl commission of crimV. it - is
enough to know that the whole experi?
ment in free negro labor <has been mis?
chievously impaired, if not wholly defeat?
ed, in all those-regions wherVfhV-black
troops made their appearance, in propin?
quity with the laborers. The effect was
most pernicious everywhere, changing
tho whole character and conduct of'the
laborer, making' him neglectful, insubor?
dinate and insolent, and beguiling him off
from the plantations, to the ruin of the
crop. It is "also intimated to us that, in
most cases, it is to this source do the ne?
groes owe the large numbers of firearms
and the quantity of ammunition which
they are known to possess in many quar?
ters. Certainly, the withdrawal of these
troops will.be absolutely essential to the
.good behavior of the negro laborer, and.
by their timely withdrawal wo may
cser.pc thos'/heVrors of bloodshcdding and
other more fearful crimes, the enacting of
YvFfiVh $N?s already begun. We arc pleased
to Icasrn from his Excellency Gov. Perry,
that his despatches tr&fu the President
embody his^icar"iy approbation of all the
steps that the former has taken ; that he
encourages his continued progress in the
same direction, 'and assures him against ?
any future interruption of, or interference
with his authority otrany part.
Gi:n. Thomas Francis Mea?-HEr.?Gen.
Meaghcr recently delivered an elaborate
address at St. Paul, Minnesota, on the is?
sues of the day, from which we make the
The next question suggested by the
events of the day, and the new condition
in which the Southern States find^ them?
selves, is in relation to the terms and dis?
position which the people of tho loyal
States should extend to the former, and
the good will and friendship they should
manifest toward those whoso man.ly ac?
ceptance of what they consider to be
their adverse fate, entitles them to the re?
spect and consideration of their more for?
tunate rivals in the field. The answer to
this question is already set forth in the
conditions of the surrender at Appomat-,
tox Court House. It becomes the people
(of the North, and it seems to me it should
bo a sacred obligation with them, to treat
.the people of the South with an honora?
ble propriety and a gallant generosity,
j A policy or bearing other than that indi?
cated in the military surrender, will coun?
teract tho success of our arms, keep th.o
wounds of the South inflamed, produce
an irreparable alienation, and overshadow
with opprobrium-the "laurels of the North.
Defeated, as the South has been, in its
.great scheme to instal another Govern?
ment and nationality on this continent,
and win thcroyaltyof Mississippi?hav?
ing fought in tho teeth of tho most
crushing odds and disabilities with a* sol?
diership that establishes them in history
-as the most mastetlj'- revolutionists of
any age or country?now that this daz?
zling project has been defeated and- the
National-Government resumes its sway
with a weightier authority thim ever it
held before, and an admitted superiority
over the oldest and grandest powers, it
should be tho aim and object of the ped-"
plo of the North and West to so conduct
themselves in their social and political re?
lations with the South, that the latter,
even in the hour of their capitulation^
and amid .tho. havoc that has - swept their
fiolds aiid cities, shall be induced ioifci tor
tain one regret only?ahTI that the manly
and generous regret.that they ever struck
a blew against tho United States' and
covetod the humiliation of our flag,
Misrepresentation of the South.
Under its editorial head the "Washing?
ton Union publishes tho following com?
Messrs. Editors : It would be amusing
?were not'the subject too serious for jest,
to laugh at and disregard the gross mis?
representations of the Washington Chron?
icle, and tho ''Occasional'' correspondent
ot the'Philadelphia Press, daily -repro?
duced prominently in the former, when?
ever the South or a Southerner, and par?
ticularly South Carolina, or one oTker cit?
izens, is: alluded to.
The most recent instance of this occurs
in the Chronicle of the 21st, where an ac?
count is given by a correspondent of a
Cincinatti paper, of tho trial of a Miss
Nealy, of Davie County, North Carolina,
at Salisbury, for shooting a negro. It is
headed, flauntingly, "Important-trial in
North Carolina," and in the text 'the
chivalrv are, as usual in that amiable'
sheet, sneered at by the use of this word,
which I imagine is' always accompanied
by a curl upwardsof the editor's nose,
who probably possesses none of the qual?
ity he holds in such contempt.
A few days ago, '-'Occasional" ventured
to designate Mrs. Jeff. Davis, a lady of
unimpeached amiability and accomplish?
ment, as "a Borgia"?a poisncr! Ho
also asserted that she bore the tftle of
Lady Davis "in the South. The first is
mendacious?the sccoud.simply false. A
gun-bpat or ram. built at Chai-lcston was
named the "Lady Davis" down South as
a tiflb. . ..,...>
I suppose, being n ^cb'eT," though I
have-taken tho oath in-escribed to rein?
vest me with"-my political and civil rights,'
I may not be privileged to defend any?
thing-South, even where truth would re?
buke error, but I venture to send you
this modest protest- against a spirit de?
signed to widen the chasm which sepa?
rates the sections. And, in closing, let
me say, that if tho Union is ever to* bo
"art Union" in the only sensible sense of
jthat term, the present fashionable modo
of misrepresent:'.tion and abuse by-ribald
pens and bad hearts must be changed,
and "byo-gon.es be byc-goncs."
The temper'discovered by these" mod?
ern State-savers is not inaptly illustrated ?
by the anecdote of the Dutchman who ?
whipped hjs son and sat him down in a
comer. The lad continued to snub or .
whimper, not being able to ge't over the
grief of Iiis castigation soon enough to
suit the impatient father, when the latter
sternly said: "Hans, wot ""you tinlcing?"
"I'm tinking nothing, daddy." "Hans,
you lie; yottfro tinking damn, and I'll
whip you again."
To my mind, this is tho aunKUs of most
of the ultra papers, and the proud distinc?
tion' of lcadcr'in (ho nefarious work I as?
sign to your neighbor, the Chronicle.
I'hope I have betrayed no temper nor
violated THE OATH.
The Marriage Code for Negroes.?
Wo have been shown the marriage code
for the,-negroes of "South Carolina, Geor?
gia and Florida, issued by Gen. Saxton,
Commissioner of the IVecdmen's Bureau
for these States. Wc had the opportuni?
ty of giving the document only a cursory'
perusal. In a few da}-s it will be made
public, and all the negroes of the land,
wc presume, will be required to conform
to its provisions.
One or two points in this code we will
notice for the benefit of those interested.
The male negro is not allowed to contract
marriage until he arrives at the age of
21; no ncgrcss until she attains tho age
Before contracting marriages permis?
sion must bo obtained by both parties
from some religious society or minister of
the gospel, and a record of the union is
required to be made.
???pccifiic directions arc given for all
cases'wherc a negro has more than one
wife, or-<i negress more .than one hus?
band j-and in future they will be required
to conform stritcly to the injunction of
St; Paul, "Let every man have his own
wife, and every woman her own hus?
band."?Macon Telegraph. ? '
Contents of a Waterfall.?An ex-'
change informs us that a short lime ago
a man, in taming a corneiy accidentally
toudied, with a ladder he was carrying
on his shoulder, the head of a lady, who
was standing there waiting for a car to
pass. The blow was just sufficient to |
hurt her fcolings by knocking from her
hair the " waterfall" which ornamented
the back of it. Its specific gravity was
enough to burst it as it fell, when its con?
tents were spread upon the ground, which;,
wonderful to'toll, were as follows : Two
curled hair puffs, one piece of mourning
? crape, two dark colored pin cushions, anfl
one black worsted stocking! This mys?
tery, then, darker,than any Jthe Egyp?
tians possessed;"'is' a-t- fast -unravelled,
much t? the joy of unaDpbistioated youpg
gentlettfeh" like ourselves.
i \: i
The Next Session of Congress.
Tho question of the admission of mem?
bers to the next Congress from the South?
ern States ig now agitating the public
mind. With a law of Congress prohibit?
ing any one from holding a seat-in that
I body who had been engaged in the rebel?
lion, it is difficult to solve the question
who the South can send; for there5s-no
prominent man alive in the Southern
States who hasvh?t''directly, or indirectly,
been concerned in the war. Tho first
matter to be considered, then, is manifest?
ly/the repeal-of-tbe law, so.as to relieve
the South of the disability-rf being repre?
sented in the National Congress. * .
Will the Radicals consent to do th$?
That is the 'question. We havcWio doubt
there will be an intense stru-ggle to keep
the South out, but the people of the North
are more anxious for the South to come
back than the "South herself to "return.
Hence, if the majority insist upon car?
rying out their plans, and closing the
doors of Congress upon the South, the
Northern people will arouse themselves
to the necessity of putting down thc Rad?
icals and opening the portals of the Union
to every wayward sister who comes back,
? casting over her the cloak of charity and
forgiveness, with the complete cblivafeion
of tho/past. The South has been restored
to hdr political rights by tho amnesty
proclamation and by tho oaths of/-allegi?
ance taken by her- citizens. 'No further
tests can be required unless it be the test
of:probation, and that is, of course, out of
the question. The men of the Sbuth who
have conformed to the requirements of
the Government aro entitled to vote^and
'it is absurd to argue that they havo not
the power to select their own representa?
tives; and it is a stiil greater absurdity
to l?ay that these representatives shall
not be received when elected.
No such doctrine can stand before the
American people. When a Southerner
takes the oath of allegiance he must be
regarded as being restored to his former
political rights. He is as. good'as-any
other citizen in the eye of itte law. The
Government must recognize this fact, else
why administer the oath at all? No
doubt President Johnson understands the
matter, and if the Eadicals do not wish
to go before the people in the pending
State elections in a position inimical to
tIie--administration,*they will handle this
subject with fairness and moderation.?
The President regards it -to be as much
an act of disloyalty to prevent a recusant
State from coming into the Union'as'it-is
for onc-to go out; and if the Northern
States oppose the restoration of the'sece?
ded States they are as criminal-as the
original secessionists.?New York Ifcrdty.
The South and the Next Congress.?
The Constitutional Convention of the
State of Mississippi has pissed a resolu?
tion in favor of adopting'tfcc'amcndmcnt
to the Constitution abolishing slavery.
This, it must'bo remembered, iias occur?
red in a Stale which,' in every sense,
might be classified as among the most in?
tense pro-slavery States in the Union.
It was the Stale of Jen". .Davis, and cnet
ot the leading and bitterest Sfatos'in re?
bellion. As -Mississippi, through her Con?
vention, has decided against slavery, the.
question of its existence in the South
may be considered foreclosed, and, as a
peculiar institution, done away with for?
ever. Slavery, therefore, being abolished;
by the adoption of the constitutional
amendment, with the concurrence of a
leading Southern-State, the objection to
the admission of representatives in Con?
gress from the Southern States, because
Of the existence of slavery in cither of
them, cannot stand. These Southern
representatives will come-before Congress
with slavery abolished, and it will pre?
sent an extraordinary spectacle" to see
them asking for admission into the na
tional'legislature and being refused. Tho
question of negro suffrage has not come
before the Legislature of cither Southern
State, nor has Congress acted' upon it.?
There is no law on the snbject, nor w/11
there fee until Congress or the State Leg?
islatures enact one. All that the latter
have to do must be done after the session
"of Congress. 'It would be a manifest
wrong, therefore, to exclude these South?
ern representatives on the ground of op?
position t? fcegro suffrage. The Radicals
can nevec make such-.a movement popu?
lar.?New 'Yo'Frc Herald.
.a?. ' " V ?
The Wihnsborb^iVeics, announces the
death of Hon. R. B. Boylston, which oc?
curred i?"th?t town ph "Monday Evening
last. Mr. B. was a promineiit citizisn of
Fairfield District," a member of the Legis?
lature fdr-several years and Speaker of
the House of Representatives.
A minister at a camp' -meeting said,
'If the lady with tho blue hat, red hair
and erosa eyes don't stop talking, she will
'.be pointed out to the congregation,"
Komance of the "War.
There' are many romantic' incidents
conneoted -with' the late war that wiH.
never come to light, and Tare inijtanees
of fidelity und undying devotion, of
which the world will never know. "We
are personally, cognizant of many that
are worthy to live in history, but Hone
,s,tand out more, prominent, like a little
Qasis. over whic'h has swepfr'that besem
.of destruction, the events of the past ibur
years; than this:onc...-W<3;Sawtheparf-' ,
on .Sunday passing through' our u for
their home in,-Texas, and thus runs the
story. He was an'officerrin the*Toxas
rbrigado, of-. Longstrcet's corps, ini. bore
a gallant part in that sanguinary struggle
in the Wilderness," where many a proud. .
heart ceased-its 'throbbing, and. many
weary heads were laid to rest forever up
on the bleeding.bosom of Virginia. Wear
rfhfi ?lose of; that engagement,, be.. wafLse
vcrely wounded, and. borne .to. the.jrear,
and to a house, to temporarily remain un?
til he co?ld bo sent-to the field hospital.
By some oversight he was tbesedeit, an/i
tho awny moved 0.1 toSpottsylvagja; -
He was kindly ministered to by thein
,mates, -kat a t-the hands of a' fair damsel
of seventeen did he receive that pure, dis?
interested.sympathy which alone lives in
the heart of a woman. Time wore on,
and ho was sufficiently restored to "rejoin .
'his comm'and, which-he did-just''before
the evacuation ot Richmond. Sharing
the fortunes of his brigade in the continu?
ous struggle from Richmond to Appo
m-attox, 'he Was at the closing seene of
that great drama in which the army of
Northern Virginia enacted so conspicuous
a part. He was paroled and went to*
Texas, but was not happy ! He .saw in
dreams a pair of .bright eyes-and aquoon
ly form, andKi.wa^ not.^me.whejce-.ihey *
were not. It ,was quite an undertaking*
to "travel from Texas to Virginia two
months ago,so unsettled was the country; '
tnttour hero, nothing daunted, returned
'to'the vicinity of,the''" Wilderness," and *
to the presence of his fair.inanio.rato!
Thex meeting was joyqus, and it was
but the work of a lew...days to consujn- ?
mate their bliss and -make them.one! She
left libme", friends anihervery thing,- and
goes to Texas, the happi??tj.pf bridos!
Wc wis!i\*4i*t pair all the happiness-timt
can fall to tfrb lot of - mortals here below, ?
and may their pathway be ..strewn ,jvith
flowers-. As the train bearing them
hence rolled away, and we waved apart
ing adieu, they looked a Uving:picture of
Parthcnia's definition of love-? .'?
" Two .-oulf? witfi but tf'SThgle thought,
Two lie.u-ts thai beat as one." . .
We withhold thortfame of-this Texan,
but his hcr?isin and gallantly in affait^ of
the heart are not less conspicuous t$6n/it
was on the field. In hcr-sph^j-jand ^du?
ring the war it. was an extended one, this
Virginia lady proveo'.'hergelf.avheroine;
she was faithful to that missfon on earth,
which is..peculiarly reserved, to' her. sex.
H<?r'toward in its fulness never comes in
this world?it comes to her in the future,
? , ;. -n^ffi?~--'
'A Negro Town with Negro Offi?
cers.?Mitchellsv.'Ile, it mutt be remem?
bered, is the nci;ro village on Hilton
Head Island, regularly organized with
:negro officers, and enjoying its Council
men and Supervisor, v.-ho in their constit?
uents -??ist on stvling..Aldermen-and
Mayor! The "aldermen" set^dispuies
concerning claims for .personal property- ?
Before one of theip. came a, disconsolate
negress: Her hen had been stolen, and
G?wky Sam was the.. b.<5^.. who did it?
The boy was summoned, the evidence
hoard, the case clearly made out, and two
dollars fine imposed. But here stepped
in another Alderman, who added another
dollar to the fine. .Before the money was
paid,:,still another managed.:to get the
case before him, and imposed a fine ot
five dollars. By, this time tire Supervisor
('?Mayor.").heard the story, and summon?
ing all parties, inquired:- ? ??
"Uncle Ben, why did you fine do boy
'.'Well, sah, de - case wsis clar; de hon
wasia mity "fine, fat tin, and I reckon sho
worf about a dollar, .Den,..sir, nobody
oughtu be- 'lowcd'to steal for.Jess dap a
dollah no how.. -So. I T?ade him pay de
wuf of do.hen to do owner, and a doilah ?
for stealin' beside." ? . * ? -
"Well, 'Gl'erklis, .(Anglice Uncle Her?
cules,) -why did you make de fine tree
dollah?" . . . -,.
"Well, de non par wuf. a dollah easy.
Den de boy ought to pay a dollar for
stealin' anyhow. But den, sah;., dat
hen war a layin' eggs, and if dat. Gawky
Samvhadn't done 'stole her, de eggs she'd
a laid 'ud a been wuf 'tleast 'nutter" dol
lah by-dis 'time'!" ?
Ludicrous as was the solemnity, of these,
value," as showing dnHeieni ideas^itt jja*-.
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