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MR. HIGGINBOTHAM'S CATASTROPHE

when asleep; the first thing he did, after learning the cause of the excitement, was to produce a large red pocketbook. Meantime, Dominicus Pike, being an extremely polite young man, had handed the lady out of the coach. She was a fine, smart girl, and had such a sweet, pretty mouth that Dominicus would almost as lief have heard a love tale from it as a talE of murder.
" Gentlemen and ladies," said the lawyer, "I can assure you that some mistake, or a falsehood, has excited this uproar. ti'Ve passed through Kimballton this morning, and most certainly should have been informed of the murder had any been perpetrated. But I have proof nearly as strong as Mr. Higginbotham's own oral testimony in the negative. Here is a note which was delivered me from that gentleman himself. I find it dated at ten o'clock last evening."
So saying, the lawyer exhibited the date and signature of the note, which proved either that Mr. Higginbotham was alive when he wrote it, or-as some deemed the more probable case-that he was so absorbed in worldly business as to continue to transact it, even after his death. But unexpected evidence was forthcoming. The young lady, after listening to the peddler's explanation, appeared at the tavern-door, making a signal to be heard.
"Good people," said she, "I am Mr. Higginbotham's niece."
A wondering murmur passed through the crowd, on beholding her so rosy and bright-that. same unhappy niece whom they had supposed, on the authority of the Parker's Falls Gazette, to be lying at death's door in a fainting fit.
" You see," continued Miss Higginbotham, with a smile, "that this strange story is quite unfounded as to myself; and I believe I may affirm it to be equally so in regard to my

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