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MARGQIN k EULI.
Yohebqd*I ner , h;
Whards 3gu rinitog, sahl
I'd hab yqu tfo t know, sah.
I's iholdin' de,lines!
You better stop dat prancin'
You's powerfu) foind of *dancin'.
Bit I'll bet iy yealis advancin'
Dat I'll dure you ob de shines.
Look heah, mule! Better miln' out
Fust t'ing yonktnow you'll; find out
How quick.I'lt west dis line out
On you ugly, stubbo'n back.
You needn't try to step up
A n' lif' dat precious heel up,
You's oot to plow dis fiel' up,
Youl s, fora fact.
Dar; dot's de way to do it!
le's comiin' right down to it,
Jds' watch ploWin' t'roo it!
Dis nigger aint no fool!
Some folks dey would beat him;
Now, dat would only heat him
I know jes' how to treat him;
You mus' reason wid a imule.
He mines me like a bigger,
If he was ohly bigger
He'd fotch a mighty figger,
He would I tell you ! Yes, sah!
See how he keeps a-clickin',
An' neber thinks o' kickin'
Whoa, dar! Nebuceadnezzah!
* * * * - *
*ls dis heah me, or not me ?
Or is de debil got me!
Was dat a cannon shot me?
Hab I laid here more'n a week ?
Dat mule do kick anazin' !
De beast was sp'iled in raisin'
But now I s'pect he's grazin'
On de oder side de creek.
A Pity Not Akin To Love.
The other day, when - the Illi
nois Central train pulled up to the
platform at Wapella, says the Chi
cago Mail, a stout, rosy-cheeked
country girl boarded it and sat
down on a turned seat facing a
dude in tight pants, and a small,
white hat. He at once determin
ed to exercise his wiles on the poor
thing and make a mash,
'Good mawning, Miss,' he said.
HIlowdy-doo,' she replied.
'Aw you going faw?'
'Huh ih !'
'Wheah do you disembawk ''
'Wheah do you get off the cahs?'
* 'I'm goin' to Bloomington.'
* Aw ! I am going to stop theah
yself. Vewy happy to have such
Well, the boys here say i'm
~hty good company,' she re
'he dude got up and sat dlown
ou aaw a vewy p~wetty young
and I am chawined to be your
vt,' he said, leaning over on
an on your own breakfast.'
rid, pushing him away.
iat did you say ?' he asked,
n on your own breakfast.
t eat enough for bo0th of us.
this miornin' was four bie
id two pieces of' ham, two
i and nine slices of fried
nd I don't feel like hold
ide looked considerably
sk, but he began a lot of
c as the train pl)Uledl, and
rold farmers in the coach
became thoroughly an
~44 ~.e sat up close to her and
lnnd in his, and lanned
on-her shoulder and whispered to
Just as the train was pulling in
to Bloomington the girl began to
cry, and therc were four old men
on their feet in a minute, each of
whom had made up his mind to
thresh the dude within an inch of
his life. One of them approach
ed the pair and kindly asked the
'Did the snipe insult ye?'
'No, no, no!' she sobbed.
'Then what's the matter?'
'Why, what air ye cryin' about,
if he hain't insulted-ye?'
'He's in d-da-danger, and I pity
the p-po-pore feller,' she sobbed.
'Why? What is his danger?'
'He's so g-gree-green that I'm
afraid he'll get off at sonic little t
tow-town and the cows will eat him
up!' she cried,wringing her hands.
The last seen of him was as he
turned a series of double somer
saults alongside the train in the
ditch, having jumped off when the
train was making twenty miles an
HE DiDN'T ALLOW IiMSELl' TO
GET ExcITED.-A stranger sat in
the corner of one of the Piedmont
Air-Line elegant passenger coach
es en route for New York,in an easy
attitude, his feet upon a laige,
black trunk. The gentlemanly
conductor, going his rounds, at
the first station politely informed
the stranger that that was no
place for a trunk; it must he put
in the baggage car.
To which the stranger nothing
At second station the displeas
ed conductor more decidedly told
the stranger that he must put the
trunk in the baggage car.
The stranger seemed perfectly
At the third station the vexed
conductor more imperatively told
the strange- that lie must put the
trunk in the baggage car or it
would be put off the train.
The stranger kept perfectly
At the fourth station the irate
conductor, had the trunk put off
To( which the stranger said1
At the fifth station the molli
fled conductor, add ressing the
stranger, begged him to remember
that he but done what his duty,
required, that lie had done it only
after repeated warnings, and that
it was solely the stranger's fault.
To which the stranger laconic
ally replied: "I don't care a but
ton ; tain't my trunk."
EQUAL TO A REGIMENT.-'Pa,'
said a little Kentucky boy, 'what
is the title of a man who commarids
'Colonel, my son.'
'Do you command a regiment''
'Yes, somewhat. - I don't com
mand a regiment of soldiers,' the
colorilel explained. 'We are hav
ing times of peace. now. I only
command your ma.'
'Is iny ma a regiment ?'
'Yes, indeed,' he replied, with a
sigh, 'your ma is a regimnent-a
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Hagood & Co., is this day
dissolved by Mutual consent.
All parties indebted are re
spectfully begged to come
forward as soon as possible
and pay their Notes and Ac
counts to W. M. Hagood,
as money is badly needed.
W. M. HAGOOD,
P. McD. ALEXANDER.
The undersigned have en
tered into partnership for the
pu pOSe of ConduCting the
Mercantile business at Eas
ley under nam and. style of
W. M. Hagood & Co., and
respectfully ask the patron
age of the public.
W. M. HAGOOD,
J. McD). BRUCE,
W. W. ROBINSON.
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