SOLIPHONE

MAY 30, 1902

TRANSCRIBED BY : TINA EASLEY

tina@grnco.net

http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ar/county/greene/

 

TOO MUCH BRASS

MORRIS PAYNE IS A YOUNG MAN OF ABOUT SEVENTEEN YEARS OF AGE , BUT HE IS REGISTERED ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF THE CITY HALL IN THE TUNE OF A TEN DOLLAR FINE ASSESSED AGAINST HIM BY MAYOR J.T. HESTER , WITH THE ASSURANCE OF DAILY RECREATION BY USING A PICK AND SHOVEL UPON THE STREETS OF THE CITY.

MORRIS PERMITTED HIMSELF TO GET INTO THIS PREDICAMENT JUST BECAUSE HE POSSESSED AN UNCONTROLABLE DESIRE FOR A LITTLE POCKET CHANGE. HE CONCIEVED OF A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY TO GRATIFY THIS LONGING BY " YANKING " A SUPPLY OF BRASS FROM A LOT OF MACHINERY BELONGING TO W.H. HUNTSMAN . THIS THE YOUNG MAN INTENDED TO SELL AS OLD METAL BUT HIS EFFORT TO DO SO RESULTED IN HIS ARREST UPON A WARRANT SWORN OUT BY THE OWNER.