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PULASKI, TENNESSEE, FRiDAY ; MORNING, JUL! 20, 1866,
B. A. WILSON,
11. A. CiKTIB,
H. it. JAMES.
WILSON, CARTER & CO.,
" AND WHOLESALE iSD EETAIL DEALERS M
Groceries & Plantation Supplies,
No. )'Jl MAIN MREET,
Comer "Washington, junlj mehphis, tN
Corner Ccdarand Cherry Streets,
J. G. FULGHUM, Proprietor,
Formerly of North Summer St., .
J. G. WILSON, Clerk.
This Hotel Las been lately refitted and newly fur
nished. The proprietor desires a liberal patronage
of the traveHug public. . may 13-Sm
Office in Court-house next to Post Office,
" WILL PRACTICE LAW
in Chancery and Circuit courts of Giles. lie will
' Attend to the Collection of Claims. '
ogainftthe U. S. for Bounty, Pension, Back Pay,
or claims for property and charg notlung in tuch
cae$vntil tfi money it criUecUd. feb 16-6nv
SOLON E. HOSE,
Attorney & Counsellor at Law,
PULASKI, TENN. '
Office in the South-west Comer of the Court House,
WILL PRACTICE -
In the Courts of Giles and adjouning counties, fcb2
A1IOS It. BICHAHDSON,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
Will practice in Giles and adjoining counties.
Office ia the Court House. jan!9tf
T. II. N. JONES,
lA-ttorney at Law,
Will Practice in Giles and the Adjoining Counties.
O IE"1 IE1 1 C IE3 ,
West side Public Square, Up-stairs, over the Store
of May, Gordcn May, next door to the Tennessee
House. 12, 2n
P. G. STIVER PEEKINS,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
PULASKI, TEKN., '
Will Practice in Giles und the adjoining counties-
In North end ot the Tennessee Ilouse, west si Ja .1
of the public square. jan 12-tf
JMO. C. EROWS, JA9. M'CAI.LEM.
BROWN & McCALLTJM,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
OFFICE The one formerly occupied by Walker
WALLACE BCTLEDOE. K. B. REED.
RUTLEDGE & REED,
Attorneys and Councellors At Law,
WILL practice in the Courts of Giles, Marshall,
Maury and Lawrence. Particular attention
riven to the collection of claims.
Public Square, Up stairs.
Office s.e. corner
Jun 5, ly.
Watch Maker & Jeweller,
ALL kinds of Iiapairing in Watches or Jewelry
ilone promptly, and satisfaction warranted.
Shop at Mason Ezoll's Store, fob lC- tf
M. D. Le HOINE,
Office No. 11, Cherry St., near Wurch,
P.O. Box 875. (..Tan Vu6-3ru
r. II. XZELL,
Ezell & Edmundson,
East Side Public Square, Pulaski, Tenn
Keep constantly on hand a full and assorted
STOCK OTP GOODS,
Embracing a great variety,
A LL ot which they offer at lo r' prices-enpecially
-X their clogunt btock ot
Iteady Made Clothing.
AH kinds of Barter, all kinds of money, premium
and uncurrent, taken at their market value,
DR. J. r. GRANT, DR. C. C. ABERNATUY.
DRS. GRANT & ABERNATUY,
TTAVING associated themselves in the practice of
AX Medicine and Surgery, reiecuuiiy leajeriucir
services to the people of Giles and the adjoining
counties; and hope by etriet attention to business
to merit a liberal share ot puonc patronage.
Special Attention liiven to Surgery.
HYinrr had ample eirwrienco in the Army during
the war, and bcin supplied with all the uprliance
neeettaarr, they tfoel fully prepared to treat all cases
entrusted to their caie.
Office near &yvth.-wl Omrr PihUc Sijuare
ALEX. BOOKER, CAL. BOOKER.
ALEX and CALVIN, Knichts of the art Tonsorial,
iuvius the young, the old. the gay, the grave, the
tlit4 of Pulaski, to call on them at their new
North aide Public square, at the striped pole.
L. W. ?IcCORl,
Boole and J ob iPrirxter ,
CITIZEN OFFICE, ,
ocu-rAT co em a rcBDio aacARi t staibs,
PULASKI. TENNESSEE. -
CASH required for all Job-worV". No Job ran be
taken from the oiice until pvld for.
, Kore Amendments.
In view of the fact that the Abolitionists
in Congress, hare proposed some mighty
odd amendments to the Constitution, a fa
cetious fellow in Kentucky offers the an
nexed amendments .'for the Constitution
1. Every Freedman shall have a bureau
for himself, with a looking-glass' on the
top, if he. wants it. ' . '
2. Every Freeman shall bate a secretary
of his own.
3. Every freed boy or girl shall have a
4. Every freed child shall have every
thing it cries for.
'5. White people, whether free or not,
must behave themselves.
6. All people of every color except red,
7. Every free white male citizen, of
twenty-one years or under, and of sound
mind or otherwise, may vote if he will take
the oath he would be. a" negro if he could.
Thk Laugh of Wombs. -A woman has
no natural gift more pleasingly bewitching
than a sweet laugh. It is like the sound of
flutes on the water. . It leaps from her ia
a clear, sparkling rill; and the heart that
hears it feels as if bathed in the cool, ex
hilarating spring.! - Have you ever pursued
an unforseen fugitive through trees, led on
by a fairy laugh now here, now there,
now lost, now found? We have; and we
are pursuing that wandering voice to this
day. Sometimes it comes to us in the
midst of care, or sorrow, or irksome busi
ness, and then we turn away and listen, "and
hear the evil BDiiit of mind. How much
we owe that sweet laugh! ' It turns prose
to poetry; it flings flowers of sunshine oyer
the darkness of the wood in which we are
traveling; it touches with light even our
sleep, which is no more than the image of
death, but is consumed with dream3 that
are the shadows of immortality. Prentice.
The Wat to Avoid Calcmst. "If any
one speaks ill of thee," said Epictu3, "con
sider whether he hath truth on his side;
and if so, reform thyself, that his censures
may not eff-jt thee." When Anzimander
was told that the very boys laughed at his
singing, "Ah," said he, "then I must learn
to sins better." PlatO being told that he
had many enemies who spoke ill of him,
said, "It is no matter, I will live so that
none shall believe them. Hearing at another
time that an intimate friend of hi3 had
spoken detractingly of him, he said: "lam
sure he would not do it jf he had not some
reason for it." Thi3 is the surest as well
as the noblest way of drawing a sting out
of a reproach, and the true way of prepar
ing a man for the great and only ' relief
against the pains of calumny a good con
Brick Pomeroy's Comments on the
Memorial of Flowers.
How touching! y beautiful mu3t have
been the sight of thirty thousand Southern
women and children iu Richmond strewing
the graves of their fallen dead on Memorial
DaY1. Truly it ia sweet for one s eountry
to die, when the hand of beauty, the tear of
sorrow, and the sweets of the floral king
dom are brought to the last resting place of
the loved who died in defence of their land,
their loved ones, and theirliberties.
The women may weep
The mothers may pray
The heroes may sleep
Thero comoth a day
when history will do full justice to thoso
who went forth to do or to die for their
country, North or South.
Who is there with a heart in him th.?-"
would not rather be a dead soldier in t?
sacred cemetery, watted by beauty, cover
ed, with tear-wet flowers, and shrined in
memory as they are by those who admire
bravery, than to ba one of our Northern
vandalio generals like Butler, Banks, Cur
tis, Washburn, Prentiss, Schurz, Burnside,
Hurlburt, and others of that class of pa
triots, who fought for spoils and not for
principles, and who were most active when
the enemy were in their rear?
There is not a soldier-grave in all the
South filled with him who wore the faded
gray, but is before God and the true world
more of a man and a patriot than the politi
cal tool of tyranny who used his official
position to win wealth instead of honor, and
whose most successful warfare was carried
on against woman and children, alone and
defenseless. Who will strew flowers over
thief Butler or cotton-stealing Banks?
Who will, with roses perfume the air over
the grave of mule-loving Curtis or piano
loving Prentiss? Who will shed tears over
the graves of hundreds of northern officers,
who robbed, burned, and pillaged the homes
of innocent parties? Angels may weep
over their sins, but mortals never will over
And who will weep over the graves of
the tyrants, cowards, and tools of tyrants
who went about the country mobbing men
for an opinion, imprisoning men for their
belief, aud beating their brains out with
clubs for not Ehouting a lie in praise of ty
ranny, cowardice, wrong and usurpation?
God bless the good women of our la-d, be
they North or South. God bless those who
are true to themselves, and who honor the
heart which alone makes woman lovely.
Women of the North, as you read of the
sorrow of those of your sex of the South,
those you have been taught to hate, those
who have suffered beyond their strength,
as your read of their love for those. who
fought for them, let your hearts warm and
soften for those who never wronged you.
As you. sit down to run your jeweled fin
gers over pianos, harps, and guitars, if these
instruments be the ones your husbands or
sons stole from Southern homes and sent
North, as trophies of their bravery(l), let
your fingers draw forth, at least one strain
of sadness and sorrowful melody in remem
brance of the ones your stolen musical in
struments rightfully belong to. And as
your eyes rest on rings, pins, and other
jewelry stolen from Southern women, let
your hearts go down to the land of ashes
and graves, and ruined homes, and see from
whence came these mementoes you so glory
'And when, you sweeten your tea from
silver tongs, or sip it from silver spoons
sent to you from Southern homes, think for
one moment of the bitter tears shed ou
Memorial Day by the ones whose initials
are on those things, or were before you
had them made over "to hide the ugly
marks." ' -
Thank God, the vandals who disgraced
the name of American soldiers, and who
plundered defenseless Southern homes un
der the sanction of Lincoln and Stanton,
had not the power to beat back the God-
Ogiven right to shed tears, and to hold sa
Lcred in memory the ones who were to them
dear and worthy. . They have lost their
homes they have lost their loved ones
they have taken the rose and the magnolia
to deck the graves of their loved ones they
have pillowed their heads on tear-wet
graves, and given us renewed faith iu the
purity and goodness of women.
And then was it not kind in our govern
ment to send but two regiments of troops to
guard against any "rebellion" on the part
of these thirty thousand weeping women
and children? We do not know whether
they were colored or not, but it seems they
were sufficient. "Bbick" Pomerot,
Ed. La Crosse ( Wis.) Democrat.
Two painters were employed to frescoe
the walls of a magnificent cathederal; both
stood on a rude scaffolding, constructed for
the purpose, some' eighty, feet from the
floor: ' .
One of them was so intent upon his work
that he became wholly absorbed and in ad
miration stood off from the picture, gazind
at it with delight. Forgetting where he
was, he moved backward slowly, surveying
critically the work of his pencil, until he
bad neaK"cL the very edge of the plank upon
which he stood.
At this critical moment his companion
turned suddenly, almost frozen with horror,
beheld bis imminent peril; another instant
and the enthusiast would be precipitated
upon the pavement beneath. If he spoke
to him it would,be certain death if he held
his breath death wa3 equally sure.
Suddenly he regained hi3 presence of
mind, and seizing a wet brush, flung it
against the wall, scattering the beautiful
picture with unsightly blotches of coloring.
The painter flew forward, and turned upon
his friend with "fierce imprecations but
startled at his ghastly face, he listened to
the recital of danger, looked suddenly over
the dread space below, and with '. tears o
gratitude blessed the hand that saved him.
'" So we sometimes get absorbed in looking
dpon the pictures of this world, and con
templatingthem, step backward, uaconscl
ous of our peril, when the Almighty
dashes out the beautiful images, and we
spring forward to lament their destruction
into the outstretched arms of Mercy, and
are saved 1
Beauty and the Press.
The editor of the Jackson Mississippian
vindicates the editorial fraternity againBt
the charge of an Alabama paoer. Hear
how he sings in prose:
"The editor of an Alabama journal has
succumbed to an attack of -beauty' and
don't understand it. An editor and not
understand beauty! Don't you know that
from the day the fair Helen aroused al
Greece to arms and produced a fierce con
test which resulted in the destruction o
Troy, from the perod when Cleopatra, the
charming Queen of Egypt, captivated a
ruler and involved the Roman Empire in a
fratricidal war beauty bas reigned over
the hearts of men, sometimes marking on
their destiny and exerting over them a re
sistlesa influence? Beauty, like the great
luminary of the heavens, dispenses its
beams far and wide over mankind, controll
ing, moving, winning and charming the
supposed lords of creation, and whose
power is known, felt and acknowledged.'
At what hour did the deyil makd his ap
pearance in the garden of Eden? Sera
lima during the night. He certainly came
For the Pulaski Citiicn.
Oar Flowers .
BY LILLIAN V.
Go to our home and 111 show you
A cluster of beautiful flowers,'
The fairest, the sweetest that ever blowed
In Northern or Southern Dowers;
They bloom in their homo bo sweetly,
Like costly jewels set . .
In wreath of gold, our lovely buds
Eose, Lilly, and Mignonette. ,
First ia Lizzie, the merry little sprite,
Her black eyes flashing with fun,
Whosa tripping feet are never still
From rise 'till set of sun;
The beautiful face, ever wreathed with smile,
: , No sorrow her young heart know '
Tho round cheeks, dimpled and blushing
She is our winsome Eoac
Sallik, the blue-eyed silent one, .
t With face so meek and f a,ir,
(With our every thought for thee, dear one,
Ia mingled an earnest prayer. )
Around her forehead, like a halo twines
Iler rippling, golden hair
, Twin sister to our blooming Eose
Is our Lilly so sweet and fair."
Kow, IIattuj, the youngest, the fairy elf,
With hazel eyes, sparkling bright,
Never walking but dashing thro' that home,
Carrying with her ft tide of light;
Into every mischief is her tiny hands,
. Our darling, dark-eyed pet:
Our homo would indeed be darkened
Without our Mignonette. " '
That home is humble, but what care we 1
We have our beautiful flowers
We would not exchange for Eothjchild's gold
Those pure, sweet buds of ours, .
Others may boast of their broad, fair lands,
Their gold and station, yet',
I know they are not so happy as we
With Eose, Lilly and Mignonette.
There are gilded saloons in palace homes
Which ne'er echoed to pattering feet,
Whose walls ne'er gave hack the ringing laugh
; . Of childhood glad and gweet; '
No tondrils have twined 'round the owner's
They've ne'er thrilled to baby tone; heart,
Take land and gold, we'll be content 2
; ; With our buds and cottage home. -
Sweet, motherless buds, around each one
Lingers a sister's prayer: ' ' r ' '
May thy paths thro'. Ufa be dartaned ne'er
Ey a shadow ot grief and care; (
A father's hand thy 6teps will guide
As ye roam thro' earthly bowers,
And when IIb transplants, may ye bo meet -
. To bloom 'mid heavenly flowers.
Pulaski, July, 1S66.
; For tho Pulaski Citizen.
Sweet haunter of my twilight dreams 1
Bright vision of my heart '.
Of all I hear and all I see
Thou seemest e'er t 1
Thou art to jne su-...ug tone-
Mid voices harsh and rude,
A smile mid angry words, a flower
In life's solitude.
In all the wildwooda' melodies,
In all the songs-SL birds,
And in the tones of Eezo and fount
" I hear thy low sweet worcK !
And in the soft and moonlit Clouds
That float along the sky,,
And in the willow-boughs that sway
As sweep the breezes by ; '
And in the lake whose calm breast
Are pictured grove and hill,'
In heaven's bright stars and earth's sweet
I see thy beauty still: flowers,
No sculptor, sleeping mid the flowers,
At summer day's decline,
E'er dreamed of fairy forms more bright,
' More beautiful than thine.
Pulaski, July 12, 1S66.
An Interesting- Story of the War.
From the Cincinnati Commercial.
There is now living in this city a family,
the history of which forms something so
romantic as to constitute a most interesting
story. . - '
In the summer of 1859 Charles Geroux
became a graduate of a college in the south
ern part of this State. He was the descend
ant of an aristocratic family who lived in
Louisiana, and to be brief, he was then a
full embodiment of the "chivalry," just
having entered bis majority. While attend
ing college he had formed the acquaintance
of Clara G , who attended a college for
young ladies iu this city, which acquaint
ance ripened into attachment and love, and
just before the breaking out of the rebellion
they were married, and removed South.
Miss. G. was an orphan, possessed of a con
siderable property, which was held in trust
by her uncle, a Southern minister, who bad
raised her from infancy, and personally
superintended her education. In addition
to the endowments of a collegiate education,
she was possessed of a strong character,
bordering almost on the masculine, but
tempered with a sweetness and mildness
not often combined in the same person. She
was at once handsome and womanly.
Within a year after their marriage and
settlement in the South, came the fierce
wild blasts of war from Sumter's parapet,
and there was none more ready to enter the
deadly fray than Charles Geroux. Hiapo
litical tutors were practical secessionists
and he entered upon the war with a fervor
and zeal to command the admiration of his
friends, and which secured him a Major's
commission. His wife opposed his mad
scheme with all the power of a woman's
eloquence, but to no avail. She openly es
poused the cause of the Union, and stead
fastly refused to co-operate with her new
frUtda and neighbor.
Notwithstanding her love for the old
flag, and open Unionism, her husband loved
her, and while her husband was at home
the neighbors respected her. Geroux in
vested all his ready property, which includ
ed his wife's fortune, in Confederate bonds,
placed them in her hands,' gave her a kiss
or a short farewell,- assuring her that the
war would soon be over, and, marching at
the head of a victorious column of his coun
try's defenders, 6he would be proud to
After two years of service in the Confed
erate army, he was captured a prisoner, by
the victorious Sherman in his march to At-
anta, and sent to Camp Doubles.
This was good news to his wife and she
resolved to make her way North and rejoin
him in his prison home, and if she could
not secure his pardon, to at least Btay near
him. Her Confederate bonds were worth
less, and she was penniless. She made her
way to the Mississippi river, and took
passage in the ill-fated steamer "Sultana"
for the North. She sold some jewelry for
money sufficient to carry her to Chicago.
Arriving at Memphis, her child was taken
very ill, and by the advice of the captain,
she remained there to secure medical aid
for the child. Within twenty-four hours
thereafter, the boilor of the "Sultana" ex
ploded, and twelve hundred lives were lost.
Geroux fared ill at ease in Camp Douglas,
and made many stratagems to escape. He
finally succeeded in bribing a raw sentinel
to let him pass, and to avoid pursuit a re
sort to desception became necessary. A
comrade of his was on the point of death.
His mess dressed the dead soldier in the
Major's uniform and conveyed him to the
dead house, and gave his name as Major
Charles Geroux, 3d Louisiana Regiment,
C. S.'A. The next morning the body was
taken away and buried, and the rank, name.
regiment and place of burial were duly re
corded in the register of the Camp Douglas
dead, by C. II. Jordan, the undertaker for
the Government, at Chicago. That night
Geroux escaped. His absence created no
enquiry, as he was reported dead.
For the purpose of avoiding public roads
and conveyances, he took a horse from a
pasture near Camp Douglas, belonging to
J. L. Hancock, and by avoiding the public
roads as much as possible, reached Mo-
mence the -next df:. His actions excited
suspicion, and he f
-Tested on suspicion
and was lodged
as taken out on
of having stolen tl,
in Qnkake ja"
a wri t . 1 no proof being
found, he was discharged. "'1OU
Comiug thence to this city he obtained
a eitnation in a wholesale grocery house.
: After the usual delays in passing letters
through the lines, he learned that his two
brothers were killed ia the battle of the
Wilderness, that his father's estate had been
confisca'ed to the United States Govern
ment, and his father had voV'ntarily ex
iled himself to Mexico. Ci3 wife and
child, the only information was that they
had sought to get North, and took passage
on the "Sultana," siuce which they had
not been heard of, and no doubt remained
that they had perished. His true position
bad been studiously concealed and he avoid
ed his former acquaintances
he received this intelligence from the South,
Sherman started on his grand march from
Atlanta, and Grant marshaled his grand
army before Petersburg, and the Confeder
ate States army vanished almost as a vision.
During the past summer Geroux returned
to the South, and was fully confirmed in the
information he had received about his fami
ly, and that his real estate had also been
confiscated. He gave his wife and child
up as lost, and returned to Cincinnati.
After his wife and child had remained in
Memphis, and escaped the disaster of the
steamer "Sultana," she started for Chicago,
and reached Camp Dougla3. Impatient at
any delay, she hastened there with expec
tations high to meet him who was dearer to
her than life. The reader caa picture to
himself the agony of this sad wife. A
stranger, destitute of money, carrying in
her arms a weakly child, not yet recovered
from a severe illness, and she herself worn
out with fatigue and anxiety, when she
learned that her husband was dead. There
was no doubt of his death; the register kept
at Camp Douglas showed it, and the grave
was pointed out to her, which bore this in
scription upon a pine board:
"MAJOR CHARLES GEROUX,
THIRD LOCISIAKA. ISFANTST."
The same grave this day is neatly sodded
over, and at its head grows a rose-bush.
Broken-hearted, and bowed down with
grief, she wended her way on foot to the
great city of Chicago not knowing why
she went. A stranger among strangers,
with no one to aid or pity her, save the
great God, who in ber inmost heart, she be
lieved had forsaken her.
She was taken in and cared for by the
Sisters of Charity until she could hear from
her friends in Ohio, from whom she had
received no intelligence for the past four
years. A letter was received, that imme
diately after the war her uncle had died,
and that, sooa after, his widow had remov
to Iroquois County, Illinois, to live with
her married son. Mrs. Geroux was sup
plied with money to enable her to find her
friends in Iroquois County, where she baa
Geroux retarned to hie situation at Cin ,
cinnati, and was sent by his firm to collect
a debt due in Iroquois County. W"'
there, he sought out the attorney who
him discharged a the habeas corpus, t
learn the whereabouts of the horse that d
him such good service, and to secure
assistance in collecting his debt. Ha tool
made himself known, and while they war
discussing about the stolen horss, a lad
and child entered the same office. Th
was a momentary pause, and husband
wife were in each other's arms. We i,
not attempt to describe the scene which
lowed. The husband found a wife tr
child, whom he firmly believed to be de
and the wife found a husband, over whf
grave she ad shed bitter tears of woe. V
If . si ... t
i.urs. ueroux was visiting the same a,
torney, to fiud out about her husband
confiscated property, and to apply to the
Government to have his property restored
A Good Education
A good education is that which prepare?
i prepare f
. A war- I
snt kind of V
us for our future sphere of action
rior or statesman requires a difiere
training from that of a mother or the in-J"
structress of a school. A lady who ha8
many accomplishments, and yet is deficient
in the science of house-keeping has not
been well educated.
A food education matag us rnnfAnfp;
with our lot. This is what an ancient phi,
losopher eaid made him happy in an of,
scure abode, and when he was alone, talket
to him. '
A restless and complaining temper prove i
a bad education. j
A good education is a fortune in itsel'J
I do not mean that it will always secur
wealth ; but it brings something better tha f
the gold that perishes for this may f
suddenly lost. Fire may consume it. Tf
thief may take it away. j
But that knowledge which enriches i
J .!. L.I . t i
miuu, tuai xuouer&ies lis ueaires, wmc.
teaches us to make a right use of time an
promote the happiness of others, is superi ;
to the elements. Fire, air, earO1
have no power over it. It can!
servants. It walks with us in
years, and does not leave us till v
'Ou, doctor, mn to our house qi
Dick's got the measlev
ni . J
j . f
t- ..j Aom vurnea a suir-'-
sett over the fodder stack and smaslj--,.!
nose all to flinders. Sam's got the pickeiL
chox, and mother's got the papolexy, and
dad's drunk the worst sort and got.vthe
biggest kind 'o fit and -and oh, lo "
I want some candy!"
Am honest German gotexcif
account of an elopement of avmaV
man, and exclaimed, "If mine vr
away, mil another man's vife, I vif
him out of her preeches, if she be
farlder. mina Got!" V
A Western paper strikes the names o(
t two of its subscribers from its list because
they were recently hung. The publisher
says he was compelled to be severe, be
cause he did not know their pr. sent ad
dress. Said a crazy woman of a penurious,
6tingy man: "Do you see that man? You
could blow his soul through a humming
bird's quill into a mosquito's eye, and the
mosquito wouldn't wink!"
Quoth Tom, "Though be fir her fea
tures, it is her figure that pleases me."
"What may her figure be?" I cried.
"One hundred thousand!" be replied.
Tub gentleman who sent us "fifteen
thousand dollars in good wishes," will be
indignant to learn that a butcher refused a
quarter of mutton for them.
What sort of a figure does Mary out
when she leaves the room A polly-gone.
. .V I ...
a man oamea josn wae Drougol oeiore m
country squire for stealing a bog, and threo
witnesses being examined, swore they saw
him steal it. A wag having voluntered as.
council for Jobd, knowing the acope of lbs
squire's brain, aroee and addressed him J
S3 follows: "May it please your honor, 7
can establish this man's bonesty be'
the shadow of a doubt, for I have f
witnesses who are ready to swear tl V
tlid not see him steal it." TLesqu
ed bis head for a few moments as
thought, and with great dignity a.
brushing back his hair, eaid: "
are twelve who did not see him stea
only three who did, I discharge the':
"I sing to please myself," said a ge
man who was humming a tuna in cotr -"Then
you are not difficult to pleas-
a lady who sat next to him. (
"I'll tell you bow you can e.
ra ti ale than you do," said a way t
w'a that?" "Don't