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Whitewash Man is Sent to Jail

Reuben Hunt, the half-witted chap who whitewashed pennies so that they looked like dimes, pleaded guilty in mayor’s court to obtaining goods under false pretenses, and was given a fine of $10 and costs, and 10 days in jail. Rube may be half-witted, but he is bright enough to rope people in on his bad ‘dimes’. He is also wise enough to steer clear of the regulations of the government in reference to counterfeiting. It may be that half-wittedness is also on the counterfeit order.”1

  1. Whitewash man is sent to jail. (1904, December 17). Portsmouth Times, p. 1.
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