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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 30, 1913, LAST EDITION, Image 17

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A young American lawyer was de
fending an old convict on the charge
of burglary in a state where the court
rules allow each side one hour to ad
dress the) jury. The young lawyer,
somewhat nervous, consulted a vet
eran member of tie bar who hap
pened to be standing near. l
"How much time do you think I
shall take up in addressing the jury?"
Lhe asked, in a rather pompous man
"Take the full hour," was the gruff
reply. "The longer you talk the long
er you keepyour client out of jail."
N o o
Scene A jeweler's shop, fnnocent-
oking Yqung Gentleman (suffering
nder some embarrassment) If you
lease, miss, I want a a in fact
a ' wedding-ring. Dreadfully
art Young Lady Behind Counter
tajemphasis Are you sure it is
SI.H0t a keeper you require, sir?
"Yes," said the man in the mack
intosh, lighting another cigar, "it
was one of the most remarkable
cases I ever knew. Rheumatism
twenty-five years both shoulders
had to be fed like a little child. Arms
had hung helpless ever since I knew
him no use in them whatever."
"And he was cured Without medi
cine?" asked the man who had hi3
feet on the table.
"Or liniments?" inquired the man
with the slouch hat.
"Or liniments."
"And he recovered the use of his
arms in one moment?" observed" the
man with the goggles on.
"I've heard of such things," re
marked the man in the Iverness. "It
was In circumstances of strong
mental excitement, wasn't it?"
"I thought so. He was induced to
believe he could be cured if only he
made the effort, wasn't he?"
"I suppose so. Something or other
of that nature."
"Then there's nothing strange
about it The history of medical
practice is full of such cases. It-was
only an instance of what they call
faith cure."
"No," said the man in the mackin
tosh reflectively, "you would hardly
call it that. The cure was effected
by a man with a revolver who met
him on a lonely road and said: "Hold
up your hands!' And he help them
o o
"Ah, yes," murmured Miss
Screecher, after the first selection at
the concert. "I have had some very
exciting experiences. Coming over
here from Paris, a terrible storm
arose, and I had to sing to quiet the
passengers. You should have seen
the seas running." And the big, rude
man in the pink necktie gazed out of
the window. "I don't blame the sea,
he mutteretf
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