[September Sun 9]
Held this term of court in
Eagle [Previous word struck through] Circle City in the church.
Attended Episcopal Church - when
Charley Claypool passed the plate he
stood for an unusual time by one
parishioner - and finally moved on
to other contributors - He told me:
When I presented the plate to him he
put in five dollars - I whispered to
him "come again". He squirmed but
soon put in another 5 - I said Ante
the whole 25, old man" He replied "go
on you blackmailer" - but I stood pat
He then said "What in hell do you want"
& I replied "I want the 25 dollars you
beat me out of in the poker game
last night" - & stood waiting.
He soon yielded & fished up the other
$15, and then I moved on. He passes
the plate next Sunday but I'll not