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How A Prisoner Convicted Himself

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The French bar has just lost in M. Chaix-d'Est-Ango one of its greatest nasters. His greatest triumph, periaps, and one of the greatest triumphs ever aohieved at any bar, was aohieved n the case of a man called Benoit, whom he was prosecuting for parricida Benoit had all along persiisted in deolaring he was innocent, and there was nothing but circurnstantial evidenco againat him. M. Chaix-d'Est-Ange resolved to employ one of the most startling and dramatic ügm-e3 of rhotorie ever used in a court of law. Turning to the prisoner, he placed the scène of tho niurder iu vivid and striking language before him. "There," he cried, "sat your father, qnietly reading tho newspaper, near the window. lie could not see who came into the room. You stole in on tip-toe and crept close behind him. Yon pansed one moment, and then raised tho hatchet " 'Yes, yes!" cried Benoit, "that's it ; ! that's how I did it 1" What tho repeated interrogatorios of tho examimng mngistrates had failed to elicit from the murderer was forced from him by tbe


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