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The Daily Dispatch: June 5, 1861., [Electronic resource] 8 0 Browse Search
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enough to witness a trial before the chief officer of the law, vulgarly called a Justice of the Peace. The case was "Hanks vs. Breese," and the facts were: First. That the parties had violated the law by playing "poker" on the Sabbath. (endin' on it." "What was the amount at stake at the time the row occurred?" "Well, the ante was two bits, and Lem Hanks bet a half on his little par. Then Bill he went in--" "Never mind the defails," interrupted the lawyer impatiently the quarrel commenced." "Steve," said the Judge familiarly, "you say that when Bill Breese shoved up his dollar. Lem Hanks took a sniffer and 'peared sort o' keerless. What did he do then?" "Why, he seed Bill and lifted him two scads. hen he came up, he said to me, said he, 'Steve, lend me a hundred dollars.' Says I, 'what fur?' He said, ' to clean out Lem Hanks.' I said, 'it can't be did on your par of juices, for he's got bully sixes.' Good thing,' says he, giving me a wink. 'K