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The Missouri Senator Fires a
Shot at the Supreme Court.
Particularly Denounces the In
come Tax Decision.
He Says for the Present Trou
ble's of the Treasury.
Takes a Turn at Mr. Cleveland's
Financial Policy.
Washihgtoh, Jan. 8.r The Senate
was treated yesterday to one of Sen
ator Vest's characteristic speeches.
He arraigned the Supreme court for
the income tax decision; he laid the
responsibility for the lack of revenue
at their door, when they exempted the
"sordid wealth of the land" from tax
ation; he contrasted the records of the
present and past administrations; he
denounced the financial dependence
Of this country and of others upon the
monied influence; he attacked the
President and the Secretary of the
Treasury for their proposition to re
tire the greenbacks and place the cir
culation in the hands of the national
banks; quoted Secretary Carlisle
against himself, and, in conclusion,
declared the conflict between bimet
allism and the gold standard was ir
repressible, and that the sooner it was
decided the better it would be for our
public and private life.
On the income tax decision Mr. Vest
said: "That the court should have
rendered such a decision, was a matter
of surprise to every intelligent lawyer
in the country, and especially to those
of us in congress who were engaged
in formulating the legislation.
"In my judgment," he continued,
"no judgment has ever in the history
,of the country been rendered which
has done so much to destroy the influ
ence of that high tribunal and excite
distrust on the part of the people of
this country. The country had," he
said, "been used to rely upon the
opinions of this court because its judg
ments were supposed to be above the
caprices and prejudices and sudden
changes which might characterize the
aecisions of lower courts, not so far
removed from outside influences.
That tnis court should have reversed
its own decisions for 100 years in a
question vitally affecting the in
terests of the entire population
and placing the government in
the attitude of violating the
constitution during the entire history
of the Union must, he declared, be a
matter of sincere regret. From the
Hilton decision in 1796 to the Springsr
decision in 1S66 the decisions had been
uniform in upholding the power of
Congress to tax incomes on real and
personal property without apportion
ment among the States. He quoted
from various decisions in support of
this assertion and proceeded to show
that Mr. Seward, one of the counsel
against the government in the recent
cases had conceded that the Springer
decision was to this effect. In view of
this fact it was not a matter of sur
prise that Justice Harlan had declared
that the age of miracles had not
Mr. Vest declared that he would not
trust himself in the Senate to say
what he would be tempted to say of
this opinion, but would leave to the
members of the court to stigmatize it
as it deserved. With this introduction
he had extracts read from the dissent
ing opinions of Justices Harlan and
Brown, saying that if he had made the
declaration made in these opinions he
would be charged with partisan malice
and misrepresentation, but coming as
they do from this high source, they
certainly constituted a most powerful
arraignment of this court of last re
sort. Mr. Vest was most severe in his
characterization of the conduct of the
justice who changed his opinion after
the first decision before the second
was rendered. He would not, he said,
attempt to enter into that justice's
motives, but that justice, and he (Vest),
did not know who he was, had been
mainly responsible in fastening the
sordid despotism of wealth upon the
country by his change of front.
Certainly he had the right to change
his mind, but it was a matter of regret
that he had not seen proper to pnt his
reasons on record for this far-reaching
and terrible decision. The justice's
name was. he continued, unknown,
except to himself and his associates.
Mr. Vest said he did not believe that
the terrible effect of this decision had
yet been apprehended by the people of
the country.
"It marks a new era," he said, "and
I greatly mistake if the time does not
come when neither soft words nor
honeyed phrases will prove a sufficient
It was beyond credibility, he con
tinued, that a Vanderbilt, with his
hundreds of millions, should have to
pay no more than the poorest of men,
and that the army and navy must be
used to support him in his rights, as
must be the case if the decision was
to stand. He predicted that the time
would come when the truth of Justice
Brown's opinion would everywhere be
recognized that the decision of the
Supreme court had fixed for all time
the freedom from federal taxation of
the "sordid wealth of the land."
Hon. H. C. Ireland Dead.
Chtli.icothe, Mo., Jan. 8. Hon. H.
C. Ireland, aged 61, a prominent Dem
ocratic politician and retired farmer
and stock raiser, died at his home in
this city yesterday.
Ajred Oklahomsn Commits Suicide.
Guthrie, Okla., Jan. 8. H. F.
Williams, aged i4, living alone in a
tent near Jennings, committed suicide
by shooting himself, leaving a note
saying he was tired of life and fearful
of becoming a burden upon others.
May He Another Strike.
PHn.ADEi-PHiA,Jan. 8. The street
railway situation has again assumed
a serious phase, and it is possible that
aether strike will be the outcome.
That Will Be the Question lor Oklaho
ma's Statehood Convention to Decide.
Oklahoma City, Okla., Jan. 8.
What is expected to be the hottest
gathering in the history of Oklahoma
will take place at the Statehood con
vention in this city to-day. Western
Oklahoma is almost solidly for double
Statehood, while Eastern Oklahoma
wants Statehood with Indian territory
included, or what is known as single
Statehood. The fight is almost purely
a State capital fight, and a serious di
vision of the convention is threatened.
Cohans Visit Olney.
Washington, Jan. 8. It i learned
that the chief purpose of the leaders
of the Cuban revolutionary party in
the United States in coming to Wash
ington yesterday was to push vigor
ously the movement to secure recog
nition of the revolutionists by this
government. They made Secretary
Olney a brief but forcible presentation
of the claims of the insurgents to
recognition. There is a strong senti
ment in the House which has been ad
vanced by the recent successes of the
Cubans that this government ould
do all in its power, consistent with
international usages, to assist the
Fat Ford Took Leg Ball.
Omaha, Neb., Jan. 8. Pat Ford,
who was to have been taken to the
penitentiary to serve a twenty-year
sentence, made a dash for liberty
while bidding his mother goodby last
night and escaped. He is only 20 years
old, but has the reputation of being a
desperate crook. He was sent up as a
highwayman. Ford's relatives are
Catholics, end the A. P. A. police of
ficers at once made a thorough search
of St Philomena's cathedral in the
face of the priest's protests. Nothing
was found.
Zip AVyatfs Lieutenant.
Guthrie, Okla., Jan. 8. Matt Free
man, who was captured Saturday
night near Grand Valley, has been
lodged in the federal jail here for safe
keeping. Freeman is one of the orig
inal Wyatt gang, and Zip Wyatt's chief
lieutenant until Zip ran off with his
wife, Mrs. Mattie Freeman, who was
captured and kept in jail here many
months. The charge on which Free
man is now held is complicity in the
murder of Fred Hoffman, county
treasurer of D countv.
Tariff Bill Caucus.
Washington, Jan. 8. Republican
senators c:icussed on the house tariff
bill yesterday. No decision was reached.
The prevailing sentiment appeared to
be against all amendments and the
tendency favorable to reporting the
bill as it came from the House. Sev
eral senators express doubt as to the
wisdom of the bill in any shape, and
there was an evident disposition to
regard the bill purely as an emergency
No News of the Frairie Fire.
Wichita, Kan. . Jan. 8. Hp to a late
hour last night nothing new was
learned from the heavy prairie fires.
The only town known to be directly
in the path of the fire is Iuka, Pratt
county, a small town on an abandoned
branch of the D. M. & A. railway.
There has been no news received from
there of any kind, and there is no way
of getting any, the nearest telegraph
office being about twenty miles away.
Corruption in Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Jan. 8. The testi
mony at yesterday's session of the
Senate investigating committee was
of a decidedly sensational character.
The witnesses not only told of the
active participation of the police of
the wards in politics, but charged that
Sergeants Green and McManus were
partners during the latter part of 1892
in maintaining a disorderly house on
Green street.
Comes Around to Our Position.
London. Jan. 8. In an editorial the
Chronicle justifies America's aspira
tion to dominate the formation of in
ternational law on the American conti
nent as England, in her time,
dominated Europe. It must be recog
nized that America never acquired an
inch of civilized territory without the
consent of its owner.
Reserve Is Down to S58, 336,710.
Washington, Jan. 8. The treasury
yesterday lost 2,163,000 in goid bars,
and $1,09G,000 in gold coin, and re
ceived from the Mercantile National
bank, of New York, $500,000 in ex
change for currency, making the net
loss for the day $2,759,000. This leaves
the true amount of reserve at the close
of business $53,326,710.
Tryv on collars. We can make
them look like new. Peerless Steam
Laundry, 112 and 114 W. 8th.
Peerless Steam Laundry Peerless
Eteam Laundry.
I Prize Hood's
Sarsaparilla more than any remedy I have
ever taken. I have never been robust and
waa subject to severe headaches, and had
no appetite. Since taking
Hood's Sarsaparilla
and Hood's Pills I am a well woman,
have a good appetite and sleep well.
I cordially recommend Hood's Sar
saparilla. Mas. S. M. Go sham, Fillmore
House, Fillmore, California.
Hood's PilU .i11"01
England Orders the Commis
sioning of Six Warships.
Forming a Flying Squadron to
Meet Any Emergency.
It is Also Decided to Dispatch a
Naval Force to Delagoa Bay.
The Transvaal Demands $2,
500,000 from England.
London, Jan. 8. The Times makes
the following annnuncement: "Or
ders have been sent to Portsmouth,
Davenport and Chatham for the imme
diate commissioning of six ships to
form a flying squadron, the object of
which is obviously to have a squadron
ready for any required emergency. It
will be composed of two first-class
battleships, two first-class and two
second-class cruisers. Probably the
Royal Oak and the Revenge will be
"The possibility of the commission
ing of such a squadron at a moment's
notice, shows that our resources are
better than supposed, and is proof
that our naval organization has
greatly improved of late years.
"It hafe also been decided to dispatch
a naval force to Delagoa bay, but it is
unknown whether it will be composed
of vessels from the cape or from the
East Indies."
In an editorial, the Times hopes
that the Mediteranean fleet will be
withdrawn from Salonica and ordered
elsewhere and prepared for emergen
cies. The correspondent of the Standard
at Aldershot believes that there is a
question of calling out the army re
serve and a portion of the militia.
The Duke of Connaught and the chief
staff officers, this correspondent says,
are busy at headquarters, and are in
constant communication with the war
A special dispatch from Berlin says
that Dr. Leyds, the secretary of state
of the Transvaal, has received a dis
patch which states that the Transvaal
demands from England an indemnity
of 500,000 for Dr. Jameson's invasion.
Great Britain's Right to Suzerainty Over
the Transvaal Denied.
Berlin, Jan. 8. At a special au
dience which Dr. W. J. Leyds, the
Secretary of State for the Transvaal,
had with Emperor William to-day,
his majesty declared that he would
not recognize any claim of suzerainty
over the Transvaal.
Great Britain, by the treaty of 1884,
claims suzerainty over the Transvaal
Missouri s Finances Good.
Jefferson City, Mo., Jan. 6. The
report of State Auditor Seibert for the
year ending December 31, 1895, has
been completed and sent to the Dublic
printers. It shows the state finances
to be in a highly satisfactory condi
tion. Balance January 1, 1895, $7l5,
76.43; receipts in 185, $3,805,977.49;
disbursements; $4,191,685.77; balance
January 1, 1S95, $334,014.15. Of the
2.749,473.50 appropriated from the
revenue fund for the general expenses
of the state in 1895-0, $1,5S7,279.G0 was
drawn in 1S95, leaving only $1,001, 190.
93 to be paid out in 189G.
Stock Yards Troubles.
St. Joseph, Mo., Jan. 8. The trou
bles of the stock yards company are
daily growing. The company is now
plunged into litigations that may last
for years. The company is cepital
ized for $1,000,000, and stock is owned
here and at Omaha, New York and
London. Every bondholder and stock
holder seems to be trying to protect
himself, and in so doing is bringing
some kind of a suit.
Treaty Rights of Indians.
Omaha, Neb., Jan. 8 Judge Shiras.
of Iowa, in the federal court at Omaha
yesterday, rendered a decision declar
ing that in cases where Indians have be
come citizens, with all the accompany
ing privileges, the government is still
bound by all treaty stipulations exist
ing while tribal relations were sus
tained. He holds that kit applies on
all reservations.
Railroad's Rights in Indian Territory.
Washington, Jan. 8. Representa
tive Pendleton introduced a bill grant
ing additional powers to railway com
panies in Indian Territory to secure
right of way, depot grounds, etc.,
upon making a showing before the
secretary of the interior that tho
same are needed.
Will Take a Better Position.
Fort Scott, Kan., Jan 8. W. D.
Danley, chief dispatcher of the Mem
phis road, with headquarters in this
city, has resigned his position to ac
cept the office of chief dispatcher of
the Wabash road, with headquarters
at Moberly.
Death of Judge I F. Reger.
Milan, Mo., Jan. 8. Judee D. P.
Reger of this county, died yesterday
morning of cancer of the stomach.
Mr. Reger was one of the wealthiest
and most influential men in the
An Atchison Jewelry Firm in Trouble.
Atchison, Kan., Jan. 8. Chattel
mortgages aggregating $3,000 against
the jewelry establishment of W. G.
Lytle were filed last evening, and the
stock is now in the possession of
Colonel Norton of Kansas City.
Thirty Men Probably Lost.
Philadelphia, Jan. 8. The well
known British tank steamer Wild
Flower, manned by a crew of thirty
men, is believed to have been blown
np or foundered at sea and all hands
We mend and sew on buttons free of
charge. Peerless Steam lauadry.
Nothing Inhuman About Him.
Professor Withexdnpp had, during as
afternoon 'walk in the country, picked
tip a particularly interesting and par
ticularly slimy lizard. He was anxiout
to preserve it for the college museum.
Bnt Professor Witherdupp was a man oi
tender feelings, and the infliction oi
pain was odious to him. So when be
banded the lizard to the janitor, "Kill
him, Cox," he said, "in as er im
mane a manner as possible, and then
kindly put him into alcohol for me."
"Yes, sir," said the janitor, with a
deferential bow. The janitor was of re
cent appointment and anxious to culti
vate the favor of the professor.
An hour or two later the professc
returned to the laboratory to find the
unhappy lizard lying at the bottom of a
jar of alcohol, looking limper and slim
ier than ever.
"Is he dead, Cox?" he asked.
"Oh, 'e's dead enough, sir," said the
janitor, with an emphasis to imply that
the lizard might or might not be satis
factory in other respects, but was cer
tainly dead.
"How did you kill him?" asked the
" 'E's drownded, sir," said Cox, sol
emnly, lowering his voice and speaking
as if the lizard had perished in some
great naval disaster.
"You don't mean to say," said the
professor, with much severity, "that
you put that unhappy animal into alco
hol alive?"
"Oh, no, sir!" said the janitor in his
most deferential tone. "I put 'im in first
and put the alcohol in atop of 'im. "
The Original One.
Adam had slept too long.
He felt sure of it as he stretched him
self, yawned and rose, with a heavy sen
sation in his head and a lightness round
his stomach, to take a turn about the
But suddenly he doubted whether he
was yet awake.
There, in front of him, was an ani
mal he had never seen before. He
thought it was an animal. But it was
strangely like himself, yet strangely
different. His surprise increased. For
some moments he was speechless. Then
"What are yon?" he gasped.
The unusual creature smiled.
She picked a loose hair off one of bis
shoulders, compared it with his wild,
unkempt locks and smiled again.
"I am the new woman," she said.
His Reason.
"Oh, weally," said Cholly Anglo
mang, "it would nevah do to have a
wak with Gweat Bwitain. "
"Whynot?" inquired his more impet
uous friend.
"Because why er" then an idea
struck him and he answered with the
air of a man who has settled a problem
once and forever, "because Gweat Bwit
ain might not like it. "Washington
An Tip to Date Manager.
"What was the row?" asked the liv
ing skeleton. "I didn't quite ketch on. "
"It was the tattooed man," answered
the fat woman, as she impaled another
potato. "He says if the manager insists
on him wearin them new Obbery Beards
ley designs, he's goin to strike. " Indi
anapolis Journal.
A Striking; Similarity.
"Jones is an awful chump.
He re-
minds me of the wise men of
the No-
achian era. "
"What, that idiot? Why, he doesn't
know enough to go in when it rains."
"Well, neither did they." Life.
AH the Same.
"Colonel, what do you think of the
theory that it is injurious to drink water
while eating?"
"I don't see, sah, why it should not
be as injurious then, sah, as at any oth
er time, sah." Cincinnati Enquirer.
Young America.
"Er do I understand you to say that
all men are born sovereigns in this
blawsted country?"
"Yep. The sovereignty only lasts un
til they are old enough to start to school,
though. ' ' Indianapolis Journal.
A Valuable Acquaintance.
Kingley I hear you have taken your
boy into business. Has his college edu
cation done him any good?
Bingo I should say so ! The other
day he succeeded in borrowing $10,000.
Detroit Free Press.
a A Good Mood.
Tired Husband I've had a terrible
day at the office and I'm mad clear
Wife Now would be a good time for
you to beat those rugs. Truth.
g A Seasonable Song.
That dear old song, "Mother, put the
wheel away, I cannot spin tonight," is
being revamped for use by the bicycle
girl during the winter. New Yorli
Mail and Express.
"What is a 'green Christmas?' "
"It's one of these Christmases where
a man gives a $30 gold locket to a girl
who knits him 15 cent yarn wristlets."
fChicago Record.
He Understood Her.
Mrs. Gossippy About such things as
! these, John, the le3S said the better.
Gossippy (with resignation) Tell me
the whole story then, dear. Truth.
Briefly Told.
A little boy, a little slide,
A little joy when first it's tried.
A man, a slip it's smooth as glass
A sled, a trip, alack, ajasl
Ee wavers, reels, and shows all there
A pair of heels high in the air.
In sorry plight, his h.-.t a wreck,
He's seen to light upon his neck.
A joyous cry of boyish glee
Jrom one close by, and then ah, met
A swish of cane, a fearful whack,
A cry of pain alas, alack I
A boy who's lame nor thinks of fun;
A man the seme the story's done.
Chicago Post,
Insurgents Gradually Work In e Their Way
Closer Fighting at Guanajay.
Havana, Jan. 8. Word has just
been received that the sounds of can
non and musketry have been heard in
the neighborhood of Guanajay, an im
portant town of 4,000 inhabitants in
Pinar del Rio, forty-five miles south
ward of Havana. It is supposed that
an engagement is taking place be
tween the forces of General Surez
Valdez and the insurgents.
The insurgents are burning and de
stroying up to within eight miles of
The influx of refugees from the
whole of the territory surrounding
Havana continues and apparently it is
not possible to obtain sufficient means
of transportation to accommodate the
fleeing families and their household
goods. The country seems to be en
tirely abandoned to the insurgent
army and no movement apparently
prevails to check them.
Snowbound and Starving.
Atchison, Kan., Jan. 8. A letter
was received in Atchison to-day say
ing that the family of Frank
McCain, formerly a merchant here,
wa snowbound and starving in
the mountains fifteen miles from
Winttirop, in Washington. The let
ter was written by the oldest son,
who, by great effort, got through the
snow drifts to Winthrop. McCain
had become insane and the family
had been living on bacon for some
time. There are seven children in the
family. McCain was prospecting in
the mountains before the heavy snow
Wants the McKinley Schedule Restored.
Washington, Jan. 8. Senator
Pritchard of North Carolina, gave no
tice of an intended . amendment to the
tariff bill for the restoration of the
McKinley duties on various articles,
including clays, lime, marble, stone,
iron ore, timber, lumber, tobacco, live
animals, agricultural products, fish,
fruit, meats of all kinds, poultry, lard,
hemp, wool, coke and coal, and in
creasing the duty on mica to fifty
cents per pound.
Firebugs at Emporia, Kansas.
Emporia, Kan., Jan. 8 The resi
dence of David Williams was set on
fire in three places last night. He was
awakened by the smoke, in time, with
the assistance of the neighbors, to
save the home. A window was found
open, through which some person had
entered and started fires in three dif
ferent rooms. This is the third in
cendiary fire in six days, and it is
feared the city is infested with fire
bugs. The police say they have a
Victories Announced at Madrid.
Madrid, Jan. 8. The Correspon
dencia states that that the insurgents
have attacked Hoyo Colorado, which
is three leagues from Havana. The
Spaniards were outnumbered and sur
rendered. General Campos, it is fur
ther stated, defeated the insurgents
near Havana. It further states that
after defeating the insurgents close to
Havana the Spanish gunboat Ardilla
captured four vessels filled with insur
gents trying to escape.
On Trial for Wife Murder.
Nevada, Mo., Jan. 8. The trial of
William Wright, colored, for wife
murder, was begun in the Vernon
Circuit court here yesterday. Wright
chopped his wife to pieces with an ax
in Nevada, June S29. He made his es
cape, was captured July 6, near Ash
Grove, by a negro man named Brice
Armstead. He is a coal miner and
came to Misssouri from Alabama.
Will Bnild to Cripple Creek. fT3
Denver, Colo., Jan. 8, At last
evening's meeting of the chamber of
commerce it was finally decided to or
ganize a company to build a railroad
to Cripple Creek from Denver.
Mexican Finances.
City of Mexico, Jan. 8. The amount
of money in local bunks is $36,000,000,
this being entirely unprecedented.
The rate of interest tends downward
on loans and mortgages.
A Dinner to Statesmen.
Washington, Jan. 8. Secretary of
State and Mrs. Olney gave a dinner to
the president and the cabinet at their
elegant home on Seventeenth street
last night.
Sir Julian Goldsmidt, of London, the
well known Hebrew philanthropist, is
dead. He was born in 1838.
The aged Atlanta, Ga. , woman who
was found insane on the streets of
London bad $15,000 in bills sewed in
her clothing.
The New York City National bank
and Zimmerman & Forshay have each
deposited in the subtreasury S"00,000
in gold coin in exchange for green
backs. In the organization of the Kentucky
house of representatives, the two
Populists voted with the Republicans.
Charles Blanford, Republican, of
Breckinridge, was elected speaker.
John G. Bailey, a paralytic of Vin
cennes, Ind., who is slowly dying, has
provided in his will a beqnest of $500
for Col. Robert G. Ingersoll, in case
the latter will deliver a funeral ora
tion over his remains.
Padan Bros. & Co,, of Portsmouth,
Ohio, the largest manufacturers of
ladies' shoes in the West, failed for
$150,000. The firm employed 750 hands
and seventeen salesmen.
Three of the Venezuelan commis
sion appointed by Mr. Cleveland are
graduates of Yale.
A dispatch from the City of Mexico
says the movement for the renomina
tion of President Diaz for another term
of four years, is growing strong, and
ciobs and newspapers favoring his
re-election are being founded all over
the republic.
Eight hundred Chicago stonecutters
are out on a strike. The trouble is
over the stone-planing machines,
which do the work of several men and
may be run by common laborers.
Wherever these machines are used the
union demands that only union stone
cutters be employed.
Very Interesting Experiments Flew
Home as Unerringly as Carrier Pi
geons, with Despatches oa Their
. T IS more than like
ly that the next
great European war
will be signalized
by some altogether
remarkable innova
tions in the way of
carrying military
l despatches. The
carrier pigeons of a
quarter of a century
back are certain to
be superseded, perhaps by storks, per
haps by sparrows. Experiments have
already been tried with both these
birds, and with a fair degree of success.
The stork, however, despite his swift
ness of flight and his strength, is too
easy a mark for the Lebel bullet, and it
is questioned whether the sparrow is
sufficiently strong. In this uncertainty
an English apiculturist offers bees as
messengers of war. He has tested their
packet-carrying abilities, and can
vouch for their speedy return, upon
liberation, to the place whence they
came. While at first sight the turning
of bees into couriers may seem some
thing of a joke, it Is nevertheless re
garded seriously throughout England.
The man who suggested it took a few
bees from his own house to that of a
friend four miles away. He waited
several days, so that sthe bees might
become familiar with their surround
ing He then let a few of them loose
in a room, in which was a plate of
honey. The bees settled upon this, and
while they were busy eating mock de
spatches were fastened on them, by the
apicuiturist's trained hand. The thin
nest of all thread bound the little pack
ets, which were of the filmiest of paper,
to the bees" backs. Great care was
taken to leave the head and wings ab
solutely free. The windows were then
opened and the bees thrown out into
the air. With the certainty of carrier
pigeons, they started off at once for
home, arriving there in an incredibly
short time, with the packets secure up
on their backs.
Naturally this project would only be
possible In summer and in warm cli
mates, for the reason the bees would
be unable to endure severe weather.
Bees would have the advantage over
pigeons or birds because of their in
visibility. Nor would there be any diffi
culty in going through the enemy's
lines. The apiculturist says that they
could travel fifty miles quite as easily
as they could four.
Though this is the first time that bees
have been suggested as army messen
gers, there have been many cases when
they have proved invaluable as defend
ing forces. At one time, several cen
turies ago, the city of Tamly, in the
Spanish territory of Xiatine. was be
sieged by the Portuguese. The invaders
were winning bastion after bastion,
when the beleaguered citizens were
struck with a brilliant project. They
brought all the hives that they could
find in the place and set them upon the
city wall, building great fires under
neath them. The smoke and the flames
so incensed the bees that they rushed
out in swarms and flew down upon the
enemy, making a panic instanter and
causing them to flee.
Very much the same plan was tried,
and with equal success, by a statesman
of Thuringia, whose house was sur
rounded one day by a furious mob. He
marched his servants out with all his
beehives and threw them one by one in
the midst of the crowd. A cannon ball
would not have been half so effective
as were these strange and unexpected
weapons. It took but a moment to clear
the space around the statesman's dwell
ing. COAL $10 A TON.
The Poor Have to Fay More Than
Double Price for It.
Ten dollars a. ton is a high price for
coal, but that is what the unfortunate
poor who can at one time purchase only
a small quantity of the necessities of
life have to pay for it, says the New
York Herald.
"Ten cents a pail," answered an
Italian dealer in coal, wood and ice
who occupies a dark basement on the
poorest part of Second avenue in
answer to my question. I paid 10 cents,
took a pall of the coal to a scale and
found that it weighed nineteen pounds.
At that rate the poor who have to buy
coal in such small quantities and
thousands in the city have to pay
more than $10 a ton. A man of mod
erate means, who has a coal house con
venient to his apartment, pays less
than one-half of that amount, while
the man of wealth, with a commodious
cellar, who In summer lays in his win
ter supply, buys coal at a much smaller
price. ,
Then the man of means for his kin
dling wood pays less than half what it
costs the poor, who pay 5 cents for three
of the diminutive bundles sold in the
neighborhood. Measurement shows
that one of these bundles contains 243
cubic inches, on which basis a cord
costs $16.
The persons who pay these extrava
gant prices and who buy potatoes in
small quantities when they are fortu
nate enough to have a few cents, pay 5
cents a quart, or $1.60 a bushel, while
the man of means can lay in a supply
for less than one-half that price.
From one of the small dealers I pur
chased 5 cent3' worth of ice and found
that it was just one-fourth of the
weight of the piece that my dealer
charges 10 cents for.
She It is no use uuaiiig. You are
not the man I married. He (despair
ingly I wish I wasn't. Harlem Life.
"Gained II Poukds
In 15 Days."
Said Hon. W. W. Kinloek, editorially in
his paper, Christian County Republican,
Ozark, Mo.: "I look two boxes N0-TO-BAC
a year ago, it destroyed desirefor
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Every druggist Is authorized to sell
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Our written guarantee, free sc '
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