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AN ANGEL QF, T,HE .EARTH.
J ) 6cm vt ntlj? wl ili-ld r Pithcr TlnioJ f
Write not loo IhiIiI
Thv natno nion Ik r brow r( nniiw,
Hut let her yrnrnlin lolil
So IlngcrltiKly wo i.c irci may lnow
, 'fjmtiiliu W grim lug old.
'iVHl (,'fntly wfih her, r.xtlitr Tlracl
Tliu roil, llio nirc",
Tlii' roiy ni'lcH of licr diet It,
Wo fain would iiivo thee ni inti
Or rob lier w Itli a liitml ho i.iW
Wo Mill nmy llUijIt HJtmi (jirra
Deal Rontly with litr, rutliirTltniil
Porui t thv hUIII
In turning lirmvn li tlr nmo white:
Or If thou'll natality will.
Wo pruy llico p ivo on jut noma nllRht,
ronii trace in iiiiimrii mIIII. -
Denl Rcntly wlthliTfttfttbrTllmal
Tlii) Milro tlmt Mlra J ,.
Olil chonli nf memory In tho heart,
Ami lifts her woralilitri
To Wulipr plant', from hi If nfirl,
TIioukIi otcry chatiKo lie him!
DrMRontly with hcr riUiurWmot
I'll! IIP.. I- .....
All! IlIU It II ITj l t
jrz -.t i
C.....1 a ..i.iC 1 r i ; l
kti uood ilnuHclEcoplng
II fituul lloilanl'nnnlnn
'I cflpv.u wt,to a t wmon cay
- iMoeniitnoniiy slio KivtJiflitonjnllZtho
jTJrcary p.irtleulars of .thW'iliwtfliiys.
rJ'hey stood on opHisie ild(s of "tlm
ritUl form, scarcely loKsNiipomlvfi Tv
nTlhan It had been all these years.
e- "Hilt )h. Sib." she Imrst fnrtli u,.l
niL.li.i...v.L.ii i i....ii..iiii;. .7 ... i
-.i.ii-i iiinuiiDci i iieiui.iiTie iimiDfCa
J-yead all fiieii'y&irs, lyW'ybro,wivttlnjr
r.-'forffi.'pumirrV-fnm so Hired, Sibley. 'no
Jtlrcd of my loneliness, of my horriblo
oicelltiK'of responsibility for everything,
ko tired of having no one but Dido anil
c;Cato to consult with. Sometimes, but
that was before Mnette came, I luivui
ojvonilered how I managed to keep sane,
v nave envieii ine negroes in Hie caliins,
Jj3)ocauv they worked in gangs and sat
j..iiiii,ii o,.,i i.i.. . .1 , i
5roup jflemlly, igrupi,,wlui holpedy
d,4Mieh other to talk and to sfniS: and to
tTs. "My l'oor, poor little Ida!" We cainu
jMromid to where she stood and folded
2)cr tenderly iii jils arms.
r Her eyes grew luminous. It was so
Sweet to be carewed, to be eared for, to
i' I)'.' pitied even by otie'ii verv own.
J "Hut It will .be dlnienlt now-now
Klhatt y61ihave .onul M to live. Oh,
J-fiib. niitvi! wanted you so, all these
ji'ear.! I feel as if a mountain were lift-
i-ud from my breast. Poor, poor father!"
Shu turned toward the sheeted face
i with a passionate gesture of self-re-
fproaoJi. "It miiuiiU us If I were llndlng
CiWivMhliliL Sibley; bul it's not
, tlmt not that: It is the great Joy of
having you back once, more, of know'
Jng.tfaat yilu litre here to stay that a
Fuirlunks- is once more nt the helm."
"lA!t'us go into the old school-room
and talk, Ida," he said, with sudden
In-nsqnoness. "It will be easier thero
than here." He drew her awav with
him In the sunny little room "in the.
whip; where he and she had spent so
imany hours of their home school life.
Ida hiuili'd as she opened the door.
"It IsNlnette'H room now. Hut you
do not need to bo told that. She per
vuiles the atmosphere."
Through u litter of childish belong
ings, skittered toys, pictured nuzzles,
dolls In every stage of dilapidation,
they picked their way to a sofa against
.the u all.
"It Uof Ninette I want to talk," said
, Fairbanks, dropping among the faded
cretonne cushions with a heavy sigh;
"i)f Ninette, and of something else."
Dennis T.orlmer, owing to a slight
'mishap to tho boat he and Itafe had
taken, reached AVhlte Cliffs the day
after Ames Fairbanks' funeral.
His first evening was given to his
mother. Tho naxt, all Impatience, ho
started, for (ilenlmrnic. There was no
one, there but old C'ato. To hl.s volley of
hurprised questions the old man gave
"This noto will make it clear, ef any
'l'lm noto did not niiiku It clear. It
was full of love and full of mystery. It
as front Ida, who called him' her "dear
Dennis" and begged him to frrglve her
tho blow she was compelled to deal
him. "Faf,e," she wrote, "still seems
to pursue us with malicious intent.
Sibley is In trouble great trouble. Wo
needs me every moment. 1 have gone
back ito New Orleans with him. Until
the awful cloud that hangs over him is
" "in ! iii.y ni'iiri,
ven for you. Oh, Denpls, my lVe. you '
"Will llP!ir ft fill t-iwitt ntit.t..l. MM I
fussipaicii, inero is iioinom in my heart,
"Will hear it all soon eimmrh 'pint twin ..
iTtiper vultutvH aro alivaily liovcritiff In
isijrht. Thoy buvo wonted a fiv.ih ills-
of hmdl i
m Mm""" ""A.-wrw
- Zl IH'SS,
viwhb nH Mijr'rr" ji i " i mmm
5?n3Bali )n5i,irwnTF h wai wngrH
f.-i "It-Jh ryll(so Imrrlblyncoiiiprehonsl-
6j lltitli4tJI cannot lie any clearer, l'uin
H'"l"K iiiyseu. ino one clear Idea
that has tikon full jxisscssloii of me is
that you will thank Und that this blow
descended before your name was Indis
soliibly linked with tho unfortunate
one which l will drag with me, all
trained ns It Is, to my grave.
"HclIoNo ono thing, always: I love
The sleuth hounds of the law were In
full cry upon Sibley Fairbanks' trail.
Tho reward of live thousand dollars,
which was still waiting for u claimant,
acted as .;pormunont spur to a tow t Ire
Jess spirits on tho dcteclivu force. They
Jiad at kibt got hold of a positive clew,
which they tiroceedcil to immvi.l win.
,,.,.,,.. w!,iii m'i.i. ..i.'... ...... ' : '
tVH-of n ,m X, '"" , n . V !
was attached to three inclu.iir lii-.il,,,..
.. .i. i . .. . .' "i iv
1,'cld chain of tine workmanship.
Day by day, hour by hour, the coll of
evidence lengthened and strengthened,
until, to t(io one faithful heart that
clung to hlni s through good and mil re-
jiori, iii.sc:ihUJ)OU(Hi,iionolt'&a indeed.
.,v.i yr ravuimsnvu jaws iijut iiu-
W)"m";, -VV ncrMOffomuUoof boras true a wpmau n; my bis
cf hor career hail, lioen Hlblev pair
bniiM' Wife, 'tlmt tiiijlr o'oniiillilul Infe
licity liiul been even (router thiin that
of average .volte mutes, tlmt Fairbanks'
failure to support Ills wife properly Imil
Kil ton temporary separation, tlmt tlur
tup; tliut separation alio luul tulen slops
to 1 1 live lieriniirriuifcilecliiroil null tuid
void, Unit HtiliHtMiiL'iitly sin; Imd reap
peared In society as Hneno Norcross'
splenilur IovIiik unit dashing wife, tlmt
at about, tho Hanio period of time Fair
banks returned to the city, in Improved
circumstances, bat naturallv eniisiiinoit
with a jealous hatred of the woman
who nan itrwou mm astiie Hue a misfit
ting glove, fnnd the groundwork of the
tragedy wart Complete.
.Itonly wanted the legal verblagnand
profound platltmlesof contending coun
sel to put this choice morsel into llnnl
shape for rolling under this famished
tongue of public curiosity.
Mm flu itwti1 tr i4 li.t .!.. ....t J i.i..
1 .... ... iiii'tnn vi Lin- wiij, nii, jiir uih
, tn1; yiblpyftlrbanlcly tit IiIh brvab-
liiLlnriUJi ii , ."-'V""--n nwueisiii. "ii nmy pus
r flilrrtf titen l J Wty bo ;tln lant one I'shall liavo the
loMl .it id JU. J trivlloi',of.ordprinJ'to sirtf mv.miii.
r.L.. .i.i. ....li.... .....i.. i..... .ix
. . . a. .. .
no Ham, with grim facetlotus-,
.. . . . . . " . . r !
ia' nut, iHiurillLT inir ins I'dlli'l'.
Miiiic-niscii, niii sieaitv or nerve add
Volute, of JiearCHf it goes agalhst
Qir- ho crnokU the shell of his soft-
iKitieit egg with nice deliberation.
"return at onco Ui (llenburnie, with file
child, and and If Lorlmer seeks yim
in npiui oi nu, ooni repulse lilm, my
rnjiiijw me that, will you not?"
Id dill not answer Mm. sllu. Tf.iu
watching his deliberate movemenis
,with strained r.tttjMlirtl. tlfrottffh iCflloi
llittt made him l(iok iffci)ti"-Uni'lymi'fi.
Tiillilir. . ! . I L3l r
LJiily puor. frtatfiiitiJusttwomiil
my lion-hearted sister! von nrf-n.lt.
going to break down nowV" '
- "Sibley!" " ..
Sill' eilllisl lilu nnmi l n 1...1,..
Rwhlsper. Her voice seemed deserting
tier along with all the other organs that
had been nwcntl.il in that other world
she used to live In. She hud needed a
voice once, when as a girl, as a woman,
she had breathed and moved in that
other world, jit u fair old pliuje called
('lenbiirnle. Mlut.nlio hmll .h.Ii.i.,,. .u
common with that other girl, thatother
world. She was turning to stone. She
was already netri lied. Her lum.t h,..i
itllnii.,1 iii v.v..t. tf.- - "
, ..v.. ,..;. .,, mi n-iirs were so
linahylifinl, cold little pebbles. It wan
"voir auk iy
more comfortable so. It helped her til f
' " .ii'i uinu nut Ml II1UCII,
o i, so much, to stand!
"Well? I think 1 answered you be
"There Is one question I would like
to have you answer before before "
"My case Is called?"
"You have never said yet never to
me, though f course I know It, dear,
only I would low to.luivo you put it in
words you have never said, In so many
words: 'I did not do it.' Not for the,
lawyers words mean nothing to them;
they tiro only pebbles for their slings.
Hut to me, Sibley, the sister who loves
you and whoso heart you have broken."
She was coming towards him with
tender outstretched arms, her worn,
thin face all a-qulver with pain. He
put tmt a repulsing hand before folding
his arms' sullenly.
"No. I have never put it into words
for you. I did not know it was neces
sary. Forgive me', child, every pang I
have cost yon. I asked the prison
authorities to lot me breakfast with
you this morning, for I knew what this
"j ""inn uu io .you, mill 1 Wanted, If
possible, to say something comforting
. f 1 i .. . . "
mi union no io you, anil I wanted, if
to you. Somehow, I don't seem to have
managed very well. I wish you had
some woman friend near you. I wish
you had not come to the city with me.
It makes it harder for both of us. Will
you bring tho child here and let mo say
good-by to her? If it goes against me,
I shall not see either you or her again.
I would not like you to come so close to
n convicted criminal."
Her arms had fallen to her bide llko
lead, lie would not put It Into words.
It must bo that he could not. She tot
tered from the roooi to fetch Ninette.
Iu tho darker hall she nem-lv t.tnmi,i...i
1 over tho two prison olllcials who were
standing guaid at the door of tho room
where she and Sibley had just got
through with that dismal breakfast.
One of tho men put out a rough hand
with kindly intent. He saved her a fall,
for which she did not even thank him.
When sho came back along the same
way, after a hurried five minutes spent
V "" -"oieuu ami imuoniugn tiny
m - iiiiiit - is uero gone. ni was silt lev
Ho had scrawled a iiic-,s:i"-, mi ..,. ,,.'.,.
I lope and left It on her napkin.
i navo laKi'ii tho easiest way for
both of us. If I do not como back-to
you to-night leave ut ouco for Olen
burnle. I wish you laid some woman
friend near you. As for mv llttl
daughter, -Ida, ull I osk of you Is to
dw i 'Jw 'tinBr
"A. ' i'...'..
rLr-ir'' i'X L'r.
-v -. t..
dogs If you do that."
She sat down on a eomf6rtless chair,
which chanced to bo close by tho barred
abutters of her one front window, and
clasped her long white hands behind her
head. There was nothing to do but to
wait and to listen. The verdict would
be proclaimed on the streets some time
that day. Tho Norcross affair was
worth money to tho newspapers. The
public would be eager for the extras as
they fell Muttering from the presses.
I fow long she sat there she could not
ten. mho linn lost an record or tunc
I'erhaps Itwas another hour, another
dllV. Itrinlher h'l'Mt. wlinll nlm In.nvil ll In
the distance then nearer, shriller, more
"Uxtral" tuutnbli), mumble "Nor-e,ross"r-mumble,
mumlilo "hero's your
She opened her lillnds and leaned nut
III feverish haste. The enterprising
gamin caught her swift motion. He
was across the Hreet and at her win
dow i a second, with a fresh damp
MllOI'f. bnlfl fllflft. Klin kiily.wl It film..
Jlll'M1'? I'aytti'P'J.J.fWV tle. hHuttrrmn-
Kviiu-i- tiiiui viin iiuniis w iiiun aimosi
reiuseii ineir service.
Two small arms wore placed obotit
me ueni nt'cic oi nor crouching figure.
"Auntie, ,1 loves you. I loves my
jiapti. Vher! Is my papa? I want him
to com! here."
Ida shook herjolT ruthlessly. There
was nothing In life worth niiy atten
tion but that lllmsy prluted sheet iu her
lap S'i'l f M ' 't
It was to sTpaA' her. father this thdt
(loil toolc lilm. lint wliv tiil.-r ...... .. J.l
.. ..... . ....v ,, .,j ...aav- t'tlJ ttl.1,
leave the other?
'Why should I. O Lord of ml , n.i'.l
Justice be left to suffer what was ton
grout for him to bear" Is tbU tndnU.,
Justice. Infinite pity, infinite mercy?"
Ninette lifted up her voice In walling.
Tho room was dark. That crouching
figure on the floor tilled her small soul
with fenr. The unusual Is fnll of ter
ror for baby-.souls. Ida took no more
noto of her than If her wailing had
been the wnlllng of the wind in the
I'or once In her life Ninette was abso
lutely forgotten by everybody. Ifer
aunt was poring again ravenously over
tint closely-printed account of tho trial.
After a long tlme'shc looked at XI.
netti olirlously. She had just mastered
tho situation. It was to John Lorimer'.s
wife, the detectives owed tho clew that
they had just followed out to so trium
phant a finale.
Slowly a light broke over Ida's hag
gard face. "Como here, Ninette," she
said, aloud. "I want you, dear."
Ninette came gladly, wiping her wet
eyes on tho ouff of her little wrapper.
Her aunt looked at her musingly.
"Little child, I wonder If you could
soften her hard, hard heart? She used
to love you. I'oiiiups, for your sake
Wo will try it! We will go to her."
Ah she opened tho door that led Into
tho street, half an hour later, Dennis
Lorimer btopped in front of it.
"John! Why should I have been
singled out to perpetuate It? Why
should the hard task of doing Amelia
justice not have been left In other
hands? I feel as If I had erected fresh
and stronger barriers between tho
houses of White Cliffs andtilonbnrnle.
Hut I could not help It. It had to bo
"No, you could not help it. It had to
He echoed her words gravely. Ho
had just n little while before coiiio from
tho courthouse, where he had waited to
hear tho verdict in tho Norcross ease.
They'had been sitting in somber .silence
a long minute.
"Poor Ida! poor Dennis! And to
think that but for me they might at
lost have come tntrother v.. rt... ........
would have suspected."
till.... f.l.. i ....
i our ma; unit poor Dentils! They
have waited so long!"
"John, there Is a reproach In your
voice!" She left her seat, and, coming
behind him, sho put her arms around
his neck and laid her soft cheek upon
the crown of his head. There were
tears in her eyes, but if ho felt them
dropping among his close-clipped locks
ho made no sign, other than putting up
ono hand to lay it caressingly on hers,
us they lay interlocked about his brown
throat. Sho was very dear to him
this recovered wife.
"Not for you, wife," ho said, sooth
ingly. "You could not help It. It had
to be done."
"Sho would not let mo rest. Wher
ever 1 wont, whatever I was doing, I
could seo her pleading eyes, I could hoar
her reproaching mo for not caring. Oh,
.lohn, It was awful, awful! All my life
long I have boon caring for her, pro
tecting her, putting her happiness be
fore mine. Ami . I, iln. It ..... 1......
" ., "u...,, .v ,?w-i uin.iinu
of her that I said no to vim tlmt. irt
time. 1 loved you then, UutI bald, I
ter Is. Slie'wlll send an man to Uo
annot ask lilm to cure for us both, and
I cannot leave her to bullet the world
alone. Poor .Melllo! she was always so
triJfp. It was because of her that 1
said no the second time though It al
most broke my heart, .lohn, to say It.
Hut she was away from me then, and,
although she was married to him, Sib
ley Fairbanks, she used to write mo
such reckless wild letters nnd tell mo
that she wus coming back to me. She
kept me in fear. I thought, If dlsgtaco
awaited me, you should not bo Involved
iu It. Then, when she illsrintwMiriwl.
.lohn, anil sent me her child to care for,
iu a foolMt moment I determined to
marry you, and take Amelia's child up
among the Fairbanks, thinking they
might see and grow to lovo it, and
through It all the child might eomo to
be well with Amelia and her husband.
it was not right, John. It was wrong
oh, so wrong to you!"
"We will not ever allude to tho past
You have suffered suillelentlr. my dar
ling." "I have! I have! Oh, John, I have!"
Sim wa distinctly sobbing now. Ho
drew her to lilm.
"You have forgiven me so much, John.
Hut this last Is too much."
"Dear, It is horrible from beginning
to cud, but, with u clew to the Identity
of your sister's slnyer put into your
hands, what loss could you do than fol
low It to its solution? Yon mnilil tint
only have been a traitor to your sister,
but you would have been compounding
a felony, If you had not done just what
you "did do."
"Oh, thank you for putting It that
way! ,iod bless you, dohp, for think
ing iff such sweet, comforting words!"
She lay ijulet lu his arms, her wet
check pressed against his shoulder, her
breath coming audibly In long, sobbing
catches every few seconds. He bent
his head to bring his lips closu to her
"It is good to feel you so near, Norrle,
to have you so close to me. I don't
know how I lived through the days
without you how 1 existed, believing
that you would never come back to inc.
My Wife that was lost and is found!"
She drew herself closer to his heart
by clasping her anus about his neck.
ner nps were upon ins cheek, her soft
breath stirred his hair. They sat very !
quiet, recognizing In that mute com
munion how much they really wore to
each other. Once he caught in a half
whisper the plaintive refrain:
"I'oor Ida! and poor, poor Dennis! If
I could only do something!"
Even then her opportunity was com
ing to her. A knock at the door, and
ono of tho hotel wnitem stood before
A lady wanted to see Mrs. Lorimer,
"Hut I don't know anybody hero"
she turned perplexedly towards John
"outside tho people I ued to know; und
If It Is any of them, they have come
from pure curiosity."
to hi; roNTiNcnn.
Somn Wonders or the Vi-jjotulilo "World In
the (imrniinnit'K ColliTtloii.
The department of agriculture has
nn interesting collection of queer
plnnts. Among the most remarkable
of the plants Is tho lace-bark tree of
Jamaica, the inner bark of which is
composed of many layers of fibers that
interlace in ail directions. Caps, ruf
fles, nnd oven complete suits of lace
aro made, from It. It bears washing
with common soap, and when bleached
In the sun acquires a degree of white
ness equal to the best artificial luce,
with which this surprising natural
product compares quite favorably as to
Another curiosity is known In tho
tropics as the snnd;bark tree, nnd also
as the monkey dinner 1k11. It lias a
round, hard-shelled fruit, about the
size of an orange, which, when ripe
and dry, bursts open with a sharp
noise like tho report of a pistol. Its
juice Is poisonous.
Tho South American trumpet treo
might furnish a band with musical In
struments, Inasmuch as Its hollow
branches are used for horns nnd also
The "dumb cane" Is so culled be
cause its fleshy, cane-llku stems render
speechless anyone who happens to blto
There Is also a toothbrush tree from
Jamaica. Toothbrushes aro mudu
from it 1 1 v i i 1 1 1 1 1 1 r ,!,... .... ,.f . i
- - - i"ki.ri ui nu; mum
to convenient lengths, and fraying out J
wie onus, imiso supplies, convenient
ly enough, an excellent tooth powder,
which is prepared by pulverizing the
dried stems. Washington star.
Van nml Von.
It 1r n common mistake of Americans
to think that tho predicate "van" be
fore a Dutch name signifies nobility.
Iu the Low countries, that Is, In the
glum, "van" has no particular mean
ing. Names w itli "van" are to be read
on shops as well as on tho doors of the
most nristocratio mansions. Tho luun.
blest persons have It ns well as t In
most refined. On the other hand, a
great number of the oldest families
aro without It. In (Jeinmm. "win"
means noble, and all persons belong
ing to tho nobility have "von" befoie
their family mimes, without any ex
ception. Persons who do not belong
to tho nobility cannot put "von" bo
fore their names, us they have no right
to do so, and would bo found out di
rectly if they assumed It, and make
themselves ridiculous. Hut in case of
a mail being knighted for some reason
or other, he has tho right to put "von"
before his family name. For instance,
when Alexander Humboldt was
knighted, he bocamo Alexander von
Humboldt, and ull his descendants,
male and female, take tho prefix. N.
IIU I nt en limn.
"What are your Intentions concern
ing my daughter, Mr. Hicks?" asked
Maude's mother. "You huo been call
ing hero so much that It has excited re
mark." "I hope to bo a brother to her, Mrs.
Andrewb," buhl Ulcks curnc&tly,
One of Thrin From i:nKiit,il Miikm Somn
"I.xcopt thoso lawyers, whether they
be magistrates, barristers, or solicitors,
whose duties cause them to be brought
In constant contact with crime, few
people know anything of the career of
a profe-donal witness. I may go
further, and say that few people are
awaro of the existence of men who
gain a livelihood by giving evidence In
iiiu wiuu:ss-uox. let not only ilo fhey
exist, but they derive a BubsUntlul In
come from their work.
"I would divide them Into two
classes. The first class consists of ex
pert witnesses, whose duty It Is to as
sist Justloe by giving evidence of a
technical description, which only those
versed in special technicalities of tin-
case can give. Tho second class con
sists of those witnesses whose business
it Is to defeat the ends of justice on
behalf of anybody who can afford to
"Of the first cla H there Is little to be
said. Asa rule they are men of Irre
proachable integrity, who have earned
a well-deserved reputation in their re
spective professions or business. Their
evidence Is often conflicting, but, as a
rule, it Is given In good faith.
".Medical evidence is, I believe, al
ways above suspicion, but where the
cause in dispute Is merely one of dam
ages, and expert witnesses have to bo
called to give evidence as to valuation,
then the professional witness has his
chance. Jf the question relates to the
value of property his mind U as clastic
us wiui. oi urn auctioneer, while If the
dispute hoover the value of a horse it
would appear that no two dealers in
the kingdom hold the same opinion.
"It has never been mv Int. ti lm ,n.
gaged in a horse ease, but I know one
dealer who has a regular scale of pay
ment for his evidence. I would not
accuse lilm of perjury, but the variety
of his opinions on horsellesh Is certain
ly reiniirkahle. I have known lilm to
value tho same horse at two different
times at two hundred guineas und
"Hut It Is amongst the criminal
classes that the professional witness
reaps the richest harvest. Of these
cinssos i nave nail larire oxiicrii'iii'i.
both in London and in the provinces
and I venture tosay that 1 am the emtio
ui imuiy n man iieing at liberty. Yet I
have never been reprimanded cither by
a judge or a magistrate. Cases where
the defense is an alibi, and cases of as
sault form my chief stock in trade.
"The defence of an alibi is always
viewed with suspicion, and therefore
requires the exercise of considerable
ingenuity. It must bo remembered
that the first object of tho professional
witness Is not to commit perjury, or
rather not to say anything wh'leh a
jury would consider perjury. For this
reason It Is best to appear as an inde
pendent witness and not as u friend of
"So If you swear that you saw a man
nt a certain place at the time when tho
offence was committed, and It Is proved
that he was not at that place, It is
sullleientto prove that you were at
that place yourself ami sii might have
mistaken somebody else for the pris
oner. "Hut the danger of attempting to
prove an alibi without success is so
great in a case of importance that it is
rareiyrcsorieii to. in cases of common
assault and public-house brawls, where
tho offender is not taken red-handed,
tho professional witness can iruiinmllv
throw so much doubt on tho matter
that an acquittal is the result. Still in
these cases It Is best not to depend on
an alibi for the defence.
"The, Independent witness who hap
pened to bo present nt the time, ami
who states that the prisoner was tho
aggrieved party instead of being the
aggressor, is the most useful man for
tho defence. Tho police stand in awe
of him. How often does a gentleman
voluntarily como forward to say that
the pol Ice used unnecessary violence!
lie Is not a volunteer; he is a profes
ional witness, whoso fee ranges from a
live-pound note to a quart of beer.
"The great drawback to my profes
sion Is that I am constantly obliged to
change my place of business, oKe r.
should become more widely known
than would bo convenient. At the out
side, I cannot appear before the same
metropolitan magistrate more than six
times iu a year.
"I have a permanent address which
is known to several people, but most of
my time is spent in wandering from
police court to police court, both In
town and country. I loaf about the
neighboring public houses, and gener
ally hear of some business iu which my
services would be acceptable. I hurt
to exercise great discretion as to whom
1 tender thosit .s.ii'vlrxx. Imi I .1, .,,.
often moot with a rebuff. A prisoner
Is not generally scrupulous as to the
truth of his defence, though soinctimus
ho will try to avoid paying for it. I
make it a rule to get at least a lurgo
share of my fee in advance.
"(living evidence as to character af
fords a rich harvest both, at quarter
sessions and at asslz.es. The prlcu for
fills evidence Is high, ns It can only be
given about once In elghtceu months,
either at tho same court or before the
Bailie judge. Silmo briolless barrister
is sure to recognize us and to tell tho
"Of cour.se the character I assume In
giving this evidence varies with thu
position of tho prisoner. Tho charac
ter of the parson of tho parish whew
tho prisoner has lived at some former
period of his llfo is the one which 1
have found most successful. I have
often been complimented by her maj
esty's judges on my k'ndues's of heart,
'ompl'ments which I aoknowloilgo with
that respect due to the dignity of the
law," Yankee I Undo.
. Unit i:i'limi);.
Two Ihigllsh country yokels recontlv
met in a lane. "Hello!" said one,
"there's been a conference."
"A conference! What's conference?"
was the astonished reply.
"Don't yon know what a conference
Is?" retorted the first speaker. "Why,
It's a place whero parsons meet ami
"Swap sermons, do they? Well, then,
our parson must bo an unlucky man
or ho (tilers gets a ciop of bud lins."
H. Y, Tribuuo,
"'it It Tnk
I liriMftl I'Unnlnr.
prm in.nin AlMtlBtit
mat memory l-njverv
much a m
yr of lintitt Vrt- ,
the tunbella, general-
0 tho hlost ehtslrnt nnd
i of all things. JLnevcr
pt I tun accnt.nmnil In
! y, rain or nhlne.'iiYiil I
It almost ns mimli ,.q r
touted to ea
, jui, i inn noi.nccus
(things home. ntni'I'. haI.
,ri!..4 T . ....
when I try. T hantrhfc
-'e on tny wav nn (nwn
lm with nu. tn ti,. ii!n
i.ycd them safr-lv iivii1oi
my sent whl
I Wlltchud tint irftmT. nn1
iStWvesllMn. " Once.
when I llvei
one day a lis
i ino niiuuriis, i nought
carry home. . .1 nliiccd
it securely 1
be rack overhead li tlm
ears, and I
hope tio railroad folks
j... uiiuro now. l tried.
iry homo ainintllt, con-
.tics that f lm A 'i-.i.fT.i.
1 ., T . .. v. .
1 had left th
''"' a got nomo, mat
i indlo In a stri.t. tour.
If 1 am gohiL'
iivellng for nny distance
1 carry my lu
of pieces: I B m. Rum i.t.. i m.i-
nu in ui-OTiniiinumuor
m, f,t "v "-m -"tKiiitiiti
bag, twoovurWUnndniulirelli. When
I go aboard oKlnve the cars or boat I
know that 1 t flit to have. five, pieces,
and I never forgot them., .Hut here,
again memm lift, i .hdblti lOn filtort
trips, If I huv, y thing to carry irtry
by one. of tin Krny,,if I thlnk,of It,
to remember.. .'Jt Ja.a bundlu. Uiat I
can put hi i, r pocket. J put It there;
thntlsiinvtoti' jj tfit fkftt way. An
other way is t put tho package on tho
iloor of the ea SeTioro. t InSitf' .J.,ia
over It In goin J.ut The other Way is
to carry It liAjry lap or to lean It up
against mo sKl hat It will fal) and at
tract my attcijiliSn when I get up. If I
ncRieei to taaaone or these precau-
pii.tho pnokago is gono;
but I never
I--.J7-V Y-f !
rnt mo llttllimlln " M
1 t. ,
...w -. T .-. .
3nreails thn InfJ
Wilt dlr poison rr chills
I. flint tn tlm trmlli-i.tlnn
aiiil fever, h coil
ii nu movent ion i
icli Hitters lssjH
V'hlch Hnstottcr'a Htom.
lully utlitptedi Vo8t and
li-illio Hint I let
liupiutllCdllV V)H1!I'U by
runny Willi tuo
lllllf'O trnnliln nnd
idiinerablo'In any stftgo
liy tills com pi el
yo meaiomo, Indorsed
(Bflbbib Jon(-B ahvfivd nskii
to bo excused w lu
i, -leiieuvei tlm tably, and
HJ'Js III" "Well, I gue
you never do. W
lt'.H 'CIIUHI! lilt's II.
don't Unuw."- In
iiraeu or eaua' so much, I
.rt.'d digestion, weak
apation will bo laatatitly
Atrfc l'JIU. 2.V cents a box.
Mnmncli, ami ron
relieved by Ueecli
r . )
c f lonkltiff too much am
on ine wine wiiea
beein iislnif It
v red is that mm riinv
n paint. JPlillodelnhia
Afiiir.MV axii Sohqoi, Jloiin, Las Vcgaa,
Ni-w Mi'Mco. Cli(aio, a certain eitrtTfor
stuiloiitu witlmeat)lupgi. Circulars.
Hi-Tci!r.tt-Dlilt like that hatril Why.
.fivna.f '"i1? J "ft' minelf." Customcr
"tuil that Iiiiiii cmretlW'by, man, it wasn't.
w 1. VUII,WV9l,-UU.f-. (-JIK1SU)
Kncptho pores epn U essential to bealtb.
fflenn's Hulpliur Bhbh ildci thu.' J
Ulll'a Hair aiidty;iil8ly!r pye, 50 conta.
CL-.TOMr.n-"Djtou,ipnoe you enn taks
agooii picture or,i.,ei"l t'houiKraplior "I
H lilt 1 L luun tu unstvili-
iu tho negative
sir. ' Vok'ue. mm
ITU.I.'.S CVTVl!inVf!tTllIM n tlm, 1.1 o.wl I.
taken Iniernally. t Hold by Dructrists. 73a
I 'i i
Tnr. fat man in tho sij show Is Ivin'in
wait for bis victlin.U!dvostoniNett8.
" - i i m
Positive, wait: coApuratJvo, Waltcri su
pcLitlvo, ku mid goUttyituranlfi i
A Little Red Spot
KrauujnyHpn-.nl UMUP'wna Mvi i i.h
i.WwWiea and 'patches.
scniicma nU Mritcb4-
"ii io nuTiiiHo my
ni?nny. Finally Key.
tatliiT C.inteveil urcctl
siiliurillii. 1 did so
with jovou anil wonder
Iu rtwult. Tho lnrso
sviiK'j peeled off, tho
HPotH prcw less nnd ills
iipix'iiml, llio ItrhliiKiintl
... " ""IIIIIII. HllllSlUtU III U I
Mr. Jlettllcliv. ..... ...: .
rnu.il in health to any man.'1 Tiieo. JJUSiiciii:,
(licta Iluy, Wisconsin.
Hood'B Plllaaru tliobiHtiKtcr-dinntTl'llU
Thl Trado Mark l on the belt
&t?J0od n the World !
rM- A. J. TOWER. BOSTON. MASS.
IE WIS' 98 LYE
I POWDERED AND PEKPUMED
Tho gfrnnnttf nnd iiftt r ...
mnile. Unllku othi r r.je, It hvliiR
i n line pmulcr nnd p.irl(ul In lu'im
lull r. M i.i ul.l.. 11,1 .1... .........'
....... ...w, .,,.. ,,.,, .,,ii vwuii'illf
urenlHiijs rcmly rr imo. vm
tmiKu thn Imt 'rfiimt.tl nur,
Soipln M inlnuii's uitwut boll,
ing It In tint lirt forcltMnnInc
wustii plx.w. Ulalarectlni; shiltM,
elost'tH. wiishlni! bottles, pilnts.
ttei-s.i'tr. lKM.Stl,T H't'ttiW.
rXAUI THIS rArCAintYUMrvuvilt. '
and nil sliln tlliriscs,
cured by T. J. n,..il
riinl'H .Vtm- Nkiu
T. J. Radford Eczema Co..Kaoity. m0.
n.n,'iri'r!'",',".",'nl"" National iTtnk mil Jit,,,""
aallJBtitr lima Cuuipaiy. VVV 'fills out
wAM:TllllAlflt...,,,,,.JNi 1,a U1.
n't t itiiny Ihou.
in I. cam ino.
'" ' " 'l iun II iritl I-yo In r i ofi I ..mi ,. .r
JOK M It.lirariii.l. ol inturulnui cuin tflit FREE.
r.f'M.iniiniiii ruimiantuf mt Dmi
tlila rnlmitl. u.. .!
Hitters i.nil pievKi.qt,'
Minutloti. llimiiMKK. k
a mMi ,
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