The Old Court House; Reminiscences and Anecdotes of the Courts and Bar of Cincinnati

The Old Court House; Reminiscences and Anecdotes of the Courts and Bar of Cincinnati

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...or blarneying the "Coort," as he called it, in his peculiar Erin-go-bragh style and method. On one occasion he was more than anxious for success in his case before the court, and he thus concluded his speech: "And now, may it please this eruditcd Coort--this learned and erudited Coort, this more than learned and erudited Coort, I rest the case in your learned and erudited hands." The Court took the papers and decided the case 'immediately, and right spank against the blarneying Irish attorney, who, in his rapid and readily determined successful defeat, exclaimed: " What a Hill ofa Coort! " and left more in anger than in sorrow, the precincts of law and justice. THE 01.1) COURT AND "CESAR MOONEY." Caesar Mooney was as black as the ace of spades, but did not deal in the use of spades for a livelihood. On the contrary, ostensibly, he followed the occupation of a local preacher or exhorter--and he had another occupation, and that was stealing hogs in, and about our streets. As I have said in speaking of the cunning and curious hog-thief, Wiley Edwards, the streets and alleys of our city, in the days of the old court house, were highways and by-ways for the hogs and pigs, and none so free as they in walking about--seeking what, if not whom, they might devour. Well, Caesar Mooney, the colored preacher and exhorter, used to carry a pocket-knife, and every stray hog or pig he might happen to come across, particularly in the night time, he would pursue and catch for a moment, and mark his ear or ears with his own favorite clip, cut or cuts, and then assert his claim of ownership over the hog or pig, in due time. Of course, he was frequently caught at these clipping tricks, and was frequently...show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236745817
  • 9781236745811