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MINDED A Third. Ordinary Person Proved a Dark Horae By F. A. MITCHEL How Edgar Marston met and wooed Jolla Bplngler doee not pertain to this story. It to sufficient to say that be won her consent to their marriage when she was passing out of her teens and her Ideas of the stand she should take In the world were In embryo. Soon after her engagement Julia fell under the Influence of Margaret Hal sted. an elderly unmarried lady—to avoid the unpleasant term old maid— who wrought a considerable change In her. Miss Hoisted was what was called a strong minded woman till the more pleasing term “new woman” was In vented. Under the tutelage of the stronger, or at least the more devel oped. Intellect Julia conceived a dif ferent notion from what she bad held of the part of women In the universe. That It was a woman’s part alone to bear children she did not believe. Un der the new dispensation the profes sions were open to the gentler sex. and she saw no more reason why a woman should not enter them than a man. After consultation with her mentor she resolved to become a lawyer. Maraton was not considered bright but was universally respected. Some of Julia’s Intimate friends who looked upon her as a talented girl wondered bow she could fancy one who was In tellectually her Inferior. He regretted that she had entered a field which has been occupied almost exclusively by men, for he was not up to the new de parture. He had looked forward to having a wife who would rely on him to provide the home and on herself to run It smoothly. Being one of those persons who believe In the adage “All things come to those who wait.'* be took no action upon hls fiancee's be coming a lawyer, leaving the matter of hls relationship with her to work Itself out Julia consulted Miss Halsted with reference to her engagement with Marston, but did not act on her ad vice, which was to remain single. The fable of the fox who had lost Its tall suggested Itself to the pupil, and she saw no reason why because a woman adopted a profession she should give up wifehood and motherhood, so ahe continued her engagement But while pursuing her studies Jolla listened to a course of lectures from an eminent member of the bar, by whom she was very much impressed. It seemed after bearing the keen logic of Cyrus Underwood that Edgar's talk was extremely commonplace. Mr. Un derwood, who was a bachelor In mid dle age, took a great fancy to Julia and, not being aware of her engage ment, showed her attention. Julia, who realised that she was bound in honor to Marston and was extremely fond of him, now entered upon one of those periods of Indecision that are extremely trying. But what ever there was In him was not glitter ing and did not appear to advantage beside the brilliant mind of Under wood. In her perplexity Julia made a confidant of Margaret Halsted. Perhaps If she wished for advice she would have done better to go to a married woman who bad bad expe rience in such matters. But even this would not have been likely to avail anything, for Julia was pretty likely to make up her own mind about what she would do In her own affairs with out the advice of any one. However. Miss Halsted gave her a couple of pic tures, the one of a union with a com monplace man, the other with a bril liant lawyer with whom she might In time be a partner not only matrimo nially. but professionally. It must be confessed that this second picture was very attractive. Julia saw herself and her husband working together on in teresting cases, each assisting the oth er with suggestions and oftentimes supplying each other’s deficiencies. It was this that finally determined Julia to break with Edgar Marston and accept Cyrus Underwood. Relying on a certain sense of justice she hod ob served In the former, she laid the case before him. telling him that she saw In a union with Underwood a brilliant future for herself, and. though it pain ed her to pain Edgar, she thought that In Justice to herself she should make the change. But on no account would she do so unless Edgar assured her that he thought her perfectly right In the matter. If Marston had a fault it was not In opposing persons whose minds were made up. He said that her problem was altogether too deep for him to solve, but If It was better for her to marry a lawyer It was certainly better for himself that she should do so. in asmuch as he was not a lawyer, but a plain man of business. Nothing would be well for either that was not well for both. Julia, whose mind at the time was fixed upon the brain union that prom ised such brilliant results, was much pleased with her lover’s statement of the case, not so much on account of its good sense as because It left her free to enter upon a new alliance that ap peared so advantageous. A few weeks later she wrote a very kind letter to Edgar, regretfully breaking her engage ment with him. and not long afterward her engagement with Underwood was announced. By this time Julia had been admitted to the bar. The first problem that came up for her to solve after becom ing a lawyer was whether she should better practice awhile independently of her fiance or form the expected partnership with him at once. Under wood urged her to be married and en ter hls office as hls assistant for one year, with the partnership In view. This she rejected as Incompatible with her Ideas of equality between the sexes. She demanded a partnership, and Underwood yielded. Singularly enough, before consum mating the arrangement she wished to ask her former lover what be thought about It Why she should wish for tbe opinion of a man she had discarded because be was not Intellectual enough for her does not appear. She could probably not have explained tbe mat ter herself. It had been agreed be tween her and Edgar that they should remain friends. She did not, therefore, hesitate to ask him whether she would better remain for awhile Independent or enter upon a partnership at once. Edgar looked at her stupidly for awhile before replying. Bhe was about to turn away from him disappointed when he said: “Before tying yourself professionally with any lawyer meet him In court as hls opponent’* There was something far down at the bottom of this advice that appeal ed to her, though she could not exactly explain what It was. since she didn’t exactly see bow such a situation could be brought about Edgar, who wan connected with a corporation having considerable law business, said he would watch for an opportunity. It was not long after this that hls com pany proceeded by law against a man for a debt Tbe ‘defendant's counsel being Mr. Underwood. Edgar Marston secured tbe appointment of hls former fiancee as counsel for the company. Mr. Underwood was a lawyer—not a Jurist, but a practical court lawyer— from the crown of hls head to tbe soles of hls feet Miss Bplngler opened tbe case by stating the company’s claim against tbe defendant, showing con clusively wherein be had acted with in tent to defraud and bow he had laid himself criminally liable. She had stud ied tbq law In the case carefully and made an excellent presentment of both tbe law and the case. There was no doubt but that the defendant would be worsted unless hls counsel could either throw dust in tbe eyes of tbe Jury or work upon Its sympathies. When he arose to speak be referred admiringly somewhat patronixlngly. Julia thought—to bis “young oppo nent/* as he called her. and to the in genuity she had displayed in making the law appear to be on the side of the company, while he was prepared to show that It was all on tbe side of his client He would also show that tbe facts in tbe case favored the defend ant As he warmed up be began to whirl both the law and the facts over the beads of the Jury, at the same time appealing to the prejudices of the twelve men In what he called an oc topus corporation sucking the blood out of an innocent man whom It had purposely ruined for tbe sake of suck ing tbe little business he possessed Into its capacious maw. Miss Bplngler, who had considered Mr. Underwood to be full of the dig nity of the law. was appalled at what she considered an attack on plain Jus tice. Mr. Underwood, who bad won success by such handling of hls cases and had fought hls male opponents with far more defiling weapons, break ing a bottle of wine with them after tbe trial, was oblivious to the fact that hls opposing counsel considered hls statements untrue, that be knew they were untrue and. moreover, that he was personally attacking her from tbe opening to tbe close of his speech. The next matter that occupied tbe court was the examination of wit nesses. Miss Bplngler’s Indignation at the treatment she had received was so great that she could barely settle her self to the work of drawing out the facts. While she was doing so her opponent further antagonised her by apparently paying no attention to her. When she had finished Mr. Underwood In cross examination destroyed every point she had made, proved her wit nesses perjurers and turned all her efforts to ridicule. His summing up was rather an attack on corporations than a statement of hls side of tbe case. The Jury acquitted hls client without leaving their seats. “Come, dear.’* said the defendant’s counsel after all was over and they were gathering lawbooks and putting them In green bags; “let’s go to lunch.” To bis surprise. Miss Bplngler swept out of the courtroom without replying to hls invitation or otherwise noticing him. Then for the first time It oc curred to him that a woman might not be constructed to stand the browbeat ing he had been accustomed to visit on hls male opponents.- He looked after her with a troubled expression and wondered how be could have been so stupid. He must call In the even ing and undo the damage he had done. But before leaving hls office that afternoon he received a note from hls fiancee stating that whereas she had considered him a Jurist and found him a pettifogger, she felt constrained to break her engagement The subsequent career for a year of Miss Bplngler was one of Indecision. 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