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Judicial Sympathy

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Recently a suit was tried before an Indiana justice of the peace wherein a lady was plaintiff, and a bank, def endant. The evidence showed conclusively that the fair plaintiff had no right to recover ; of this no one could liave the "shadow of a doubt." Her learned counsel knew well that unless he could get the sympathy of the 'squire," his cliënt would have a "lost cause." He therefore labored hard in applying the "sympathetic process." He gushed with eloquence of great warmth in referring to his client's rights, until flnally great tears came triekling down his cheeks, at the sight of which the justice (who was a very tender-hearted individual) was also moved to tears. This satisfled the attorney that the sympathy of the Court was in behalf of the lady, and he closed his argument by saying, "It does my heart good to believe that this honorable Court, in the exercise of a sound discretion, will not allow the rights of a pure and noble lady to be trampled beneath the cloven feet of a soulless Corporation ;" and took his seat, as confldent that he would get a judgment as ever poor Miss Flite was. Thereupon the squire rendered the following comprehensive and satisfactory decisión. He said: "The plaintiiï in this case is a woman, and her counsel has for the last hour touched the sympathy of the Court in her behalf, and I am glad of it; but I think, undèr the law. that justice is on the side of the bank. I therefore will find in favor of the bank, and let the record uliow tïiat Mrs. has the full thy of the Conrt."-


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