" I can't see why they do it," said Socena. "Moor's wife has
often ridden with me on the first-class car "
But Fend answered : "Then they belonged to us, and none dared
to touch her, but now they are free, and the railroad can do them
as they please. I'm sure they can't help themselves."
And this is their freedom; to suffer abuse without redress.
"I'm glad," said Arb, "the impudent scoundrel has enough
of Urban cheap goods now "
Merce said: " I tell you it has saved trade for us. God must
have caused it to happen so."
" The fellow must have some money," said Barr to himself. " I
must see him and get a little for that case I have for him."
When Moor came to Villa, Barr was the first to meet him, and
said : " Mr. Moor, your case will come up in the extra session of the
circuit court in March. I am forcing it, and am anxious to gain it,
so Arb can turn over to you .your one hundred dollars. But I want
about twenty-five dollars, so I can leave some other cases and turn
all my attention to yours."
"Tank you, Mr. Barr," said Moor "I come down to by up
some pervison, but I'll not do it now. I'll ge you the money, for I
redder pay for mer right den buy bread. E meak me feel so good
wen I kin injoy mer right. So I perfectly willing for pay you to git
'm for me. They can't stop me from meeking bread, but they kin
not ge me mer right."
He paid Barr, and then called on Merce, who said to him: "I
was sorry to hear of your troubles, but I was not surprised, Mr.
Moor ; the railroad company is mean enough to do any thing.
They charge us such dear freights for bringing our goods from
Urban till we can't make any profit."
After saying this, Merce persuaded Moor to take a lien from him.
Moor consented, for he had not enough money to buy up all the sup¬
plies and guano he needed. True, he had about sixty dollars, but
he is the chief among those of his race that does not believe in spend¬
ing " de last cent."
In the month of February a storm at night threw down fences,
trees, &c, and many cattle left their pastures and went astray The
morning after, Commer found in his field several strange cows, of
which it was readily seen that one belonged to Moor, another to
Fend, and the~ rest to unknown parties. The law of the State is