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A generation has passed since the good oíd ante-bellnm days were with us, and with the decades now buried forever iu the dim past, has disappeared the good old plantatiou darkey, at least that interesting ebony individual has gone from aotual life and lives now ODly in his counterfeit presentment npon the ever productiva stage. Tbose of us who knew the "Souf befo' de wan," as the ohildren of Ham put it, and knew what plantation life really was before our great internecine struggle; andsuch of us as can recall the happy days and pleasaDt nights spent by the darkies in the cotton flelds and cane brakes, will have an opportunity of seeing and living over again those happy times at the Grand opera house, on Saturday, Dec. 19, by witnessing the inimitable performance givan by Whallen and Martell's big "South Before the War" company. The company is a very large oüe, numbering GO people, all told, including their famous pickaninny band and orohestra, who appear in several sceues of the play, ■eaá also head the parade.


Ann Arbor Argus
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