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I'll smash your face in," replied the
"Bully for you, my boy. We'll see
fair play," exclaimed a portly man
with gold-framed eyeglasses. "They
can't get you back from Jersey, and
you're as free as I am. So you'd best
go back quietly," he said, addressing
Meanwhile the train after one" or
two stops, which added to the crowd
and to the excitement also, was plow
ing its way into Hoboken station. As
it slowed to a standstill the two men
stepped off and stood glaring at each
other, while the crowd gathered once
more around them.
"Now, Jim," said the man in the
cap, touching the other on the arm,
"you come home like a good boy.
There's stuffed turkey for supper,
stuffed with creamed oysters. If you
don't come right away it will be cold,
"I say I'm sane," yelled the other
to the crowd in exasperation. "Ten
years they had me In that asylum, be
cause my family wanted my property.
I've never been insane for p. moment.
Do I look insane? Do I act insane?
And I'm going to bring suit right
away to secure my rights and punish
the conspirators. And now I'll be go
ing, and if you molest me, McCor
mick," he added, "I'll have you ar
rested. You're nobddy in New Jer
sey and fyou may as well understand
"You leave that fellow alone!" ex
claimed the portly gentleman. '"I'll
see-that justice is done, Mr. Barnes.
" Here is my card, and I shall be pleas
ed to give evidence in your favor at
. "I wish you'd make him give me
my watch," said Barnes, -pointing to
the gold rfjhain. which hung across the
attendant's coat "I left it behind me
and I guess he picked it up. I want
to pawn it Those scoundrels got all
"He's lying," declared the- attend
ant "That is my watch, and if any
man touches it or lays a finger on
me-TH have him arrested. And let me
tell yau," he continued, addressing
the portly gentleman, "you'll be sorry
for your part in this morning work."
"That's all right," jeered the portly
man. "I'm a lawyer, and I don't think
I'm altogether without influence in&
this community." He addressed the 4
crowd again. "We can't touch that 1
fellow'watch 'without proof, that it4
was stolen," he said, "but no doubts
you will all be glad to assist ouro
friend to get shelter until something
can be done for him."
"He took off his hat drew a fat wal
let from his pocket, and Extracted a
twenty-dollar bill from it, placing it
in the hat, "This is going- to be the
sweetener," he said. ' - '
Bills and silver coins rained into
the hat from the sympathizing crowd
that now. filledthe entire platform.
Up and down went the portly gentle
man with the hat, and he did not
cease until it was nearly full. .Then .
he counted the amount of his collec
tion. "One hundred and nineteen dollars,
ten cents," hV announced. "I guess
that this will give our friend here a
more hopeful view of life."
"I couldn't ta'ke it," faltered the
"Take it!", exclaimed the portly
gentleman. "Of course you'll take it'"
or I'll know the reason why. Come,
now, put this into your pocket or I'll
ram it down your throat."
The fugitive accepted the money .
with a shame-faced air, and the port-.
ly gentleman turned upon the attend-
"Come, now, get out of here," he .
said, "and make no further trouble!"
Followed'by the jeers of the crowd i
the man took himself off, muttering,
and sneering. Then the portly gen
tleman took the fugitive by the arm.
and led him tenderly up the stairs and
out of the station. A few young men
and boys followed them for a while, ,
but gradually dropped behind,-until
at last the two were left alone.
The portly gentleman conducted
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