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Emulating Dana

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An oíd colorad man pues his trade of bootblackuig at a stand in the unión depot at Colurubus. He is one of those bright looking old ehaps tliat everybody hkes to talk to. } " Well, pap," inquired one ot his customeis a few days a-o, "you are lor Blaine, aren't you y u nf"?.0 'b01't that Wll()'3 yo' fo'?" the week.''" B1"Íne 'Ua" every day in "So'ml, boss. Ulaine am de man. My two sons an' „iy son-in-law'3 to' Cleveland, but ril bring 'em ovah-I'il lix 'em. Nevah yo' feaü !" The customer was well pleased, botli wuh the old man'i work and Ma Words, and gave him a quarter. "Did I hear j-ou say you were for Cleveland?" inquired the next customer tr way. Wliat's an old man like me got to do with politics?" " Well, you ought to vote for Cleveland. Blaine's a fraud. Wliy didu't lie go to the war ?"' "Jus' wnat I was tellin' dat odder geminan. I'ra f0' Cleveland early an' ate, boss. My two sons and niy son-inlaw's to' Blaiue, but I'm talkin' 'em ovah - I'll fetch 'em. No illaine In mine, sah " The democrat was so well pleased tliat he, too, dropped a quarter into the old man's hand. The next customer was a pioliibitionist Atter learning this the old darky was lor St. JoliD, and was loud In hie boastc, as to what he was going to do with lus sons and son-in-law. His reward was twelve cents. The fourth man to occupy tlie cliair happeued to be for Butler. Alter asccrtaiinng this by his usual non-committal caution the old sinner caine out for the peoples party and repeated his flexible story about his sons and his son-la-laW Keward fifteen cents. "8ee liere, vou black rascal," exelairaed a bystander who had overhead tho conversations, " what do you mean by talking like this ? You outfit to be ashamed of yourself. " "Nevah you min', boss. Dis hyah son know what he's about- res' vo' min' pass


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