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brief. Taking a fresh "chew," Steve said: "The way of it was this; When I kivered the pile, Bill called Lem. Says he, 'Lem, what have you fur yourself?' 'I have three of 'em,' says Lem, reaching out his arm.-- 'Three what?' says Bill. 'Nice little spots, all in the middle of the keerd,' says Lem, laying his fist on the money. 'Show 'em,' says Bill. 'Thar they be,' says Lem. 'That's clever,' says Bill, 'but they can't win this pop.' 'How so?' says Lem, puttin' his hand on his revolver. 'Coas here's four of the same sort,' says Bill, puttin' one hand on the money and tother on his revolver. All I know is, Bill got the pot before he was arrested." The lawyer for the plaintiff intended to have made a good case in relation to the manner in which defendant's hand became strengthened from a little pair of "juces" to four aces; but to do so he would probably have been called on to explain how Lem got his three "spots." The Judge saw through the case at once. He charged the j