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Sharp Answers. --Some time ago there was a trial for trespass in cutting wood from a neighbor's premises without authority. One of the plaintiff's witnesses was a plain old farmer, whose testimony went clearly and directly to prove the charge. The defendant's counsel — a blustering man of brass — thought to weaken the force of his evidence by proving idiocy to be a trait of his family. He therefore interrogated him thus: "Mr. Hodge, you have a son who is an idiot, have you not?" "Yes, sir." "Does he know anything? " "Very little." "How much does he know?" "Well, almost nothing, not much more than you do." The witness was allowed to retire, without further question. A small boy at school, somewhat defective in his upper story, was often bantered by one of his schoolmates calling him a fool, and observing how strange it was that his mother should have but one child, and that he should be a fool; when the weak boy appeared to be inspired, and replied: "Not half so strange