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v attorney went into court.
" 'Your honor,' says he, 'the
chief witness has fallen down
the government has no evidence
on which to convict.'
" 'Gentlemen of the jury,' says
. Judge Maxey, 'I instruct you to
"And Mahoney and MacDon
ald were restored to me arms
"That was February 4 of this
year, and MacDonald did I tell
ye he was Scottish an' vindictive?
MacDonald was some peevish
over this Llorente person. '
"So he goes for a long walk all
by himself, and turns things over
in his mind, an' the more he turns
them, the more mud there seems
to be stickin' to Senor Llorente.
"So when he gets back from the
walk, Mac marches into the
United States court.
"'Are you oack again?' says
the district attorney.
" 'I have come to do me duty
as an American citizen,' says
MacDonald, very solemn.
"And with that he swears out
a warrant charging Llorente with
conspiracy to smuggle arms and
ammunition in breach of the neu
" "Tis makin' the punishment
fit the crime,' says he to the dis
" Twas a pity he did it on Feb
ruary fourth, for the fourth is a
Mexican holiday, and Llorente
had crossed the river to a fiesta
at the federal camp.
"When the United States mar
shal went to the consulate to
serve the warrant, Llorente heard
about it and he did not take the
trouble to come back across the
river that night.
"Four days he hid in Juarez.
Then he hiked for Alberto Ma
dero's ranch at Chihuahua. Al
berto is uncle to the deceased ex
president of the country, and
Victoriano Huerta would go a
long way to get his scalp.
"He and Llorente are in pretty
much the same fix. They cannot
go south to Mexico City, and
they cannot go north to the bor
der. "There are warrants to the
right of them, warrants to the left
of them, to say nothing of hair
trigger guns all around them!
"Well, don't ask me my feelin's.
That Mexican had a price of $10,
000 put on our heads mine an'
MacDonald's, Mahoney's and
"There's a whole lot of things
liable to happen to any one of us
that is caught.
"But" and, a compelling, sat
isfied, Irish smile wrinkled Slim
Noonan's leathery cheeks "the
same ain't a circumstance to what
will happen to el consul Enrique
Llorente if either federals or
Americans get their fingers on
the slack of their pants!"
Street Corner Salesman Here
you are, gentlemen ! Most won
derful and useful invention! Pedestrian-
What is it? Salesman
A magnetized latch for front
doors. All you have to do to find
the keyhole at night is to take out
your key and hang onto it. The
latch will do the rest