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Paddy Manon, a well-known Earlington character - 1899

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Paddy Manon, a well-known Earlington character - 1899

Posted: 31 Jul 2004 2:02PM GMT
Classification: Biography
Edited: 23 May 2005 8:15PM GMT
Surnames: Manon, Barnett, Cowell
NEIGHS AND BRAYS OF THE "HOSS EDITOR"

"Hark from the Toombs"

Paddy MANON is a well-known character of our town, who has a strong affinity for tanglefoot and more than an average capacity for containing the same. Now, this is bad, and when we consider that Paddy is not choice concerning his beverage, it makes a bad matter worse, but it is a lamentable fact that Paddy had just as soon soak his soul in the vilest "limber-leg" as to absorb the choicest Bourbon. And as mean whiskey will invariably lead a man to do mean things, we were not surprised to see Paddy in the toils Tuesday when it was known that for several days past he had been holding "close communion" with a jug, a tablespoonful of whose contents would have knocked out the breech pin of an army musket, if poured down the muzzle. And while laboring under the paroxysms induced by the diabolical compound, Paddy had "cussed out" creation in general and his landlord in particular, who complained to Marshal BARNETT about the "cussin". BARNETT, of course, took Paddy in cuss-tody and he toed the mark before Judge COWELL, who, it seems, has a cuss-tom of levying an eight dollar tax upon such cuss-tomers. Sic transit gloria munda. (Source: Earlington Bee, Thur., Jan. 26, 1899)

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