Sterling Standard from Sterling, Illinois on May 27, 1897 · Page 7
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Sterling, Illinois
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Thursday, May 27, 1897
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THE SILVER BRICK BUNKO GAME, ' * Sam P rofcrs to btiT 'What silver he needs In the world's markets and •t the prices which are paid for it by other nations. He is held up on his way fe> market by the silver mine and silver bullion owner, who insists that pnole Sam shall agree to buy and sell silver at twice its actual value. He tells Unola Sam that in 1873 he committed a great crime againfit silver and »t that reason is responsible for the fall in price from $1.29 to 63 cents per ounce. He flatters Uncle Sam by .telling him that he is great enough and |t,weftlthy enough to double, the price of silver the world over if he will begin to I" '?? .» in . nnlimited qualities and to treat it in every way aa if it were worth E ii old fiice. Will Uncle Sam be taken in by this bunko steerer? • / The bri ft Toward Gold. While Mr. Bryan and his associates, ing to accept tho verdict of last ember', are looking forward hope- fatly to renewing what they call tho ^'tiattle for silver" at the next congres- «ioaal .elections; while a • bimetallic commission has just been appointed to vitfit tHe 'European governments iu the interest of - international - bimetallism, there may be perceived all over the , world an nnmistakablo drift toward the Single standard of gold. Since the ap- jj^jintaent'of tho United States com- .ajtssSoners the dispatches from- Europe -'indicate that their mission will be frnit- less, and that there is no more probabil- ity'of-those governments returning to bimetallism than of their returning to flintlock muBkefs for their firmies. The latest announcement is Bussia, which is to the effect that She ia irrevocably committed to the gold standard. '•-;• ,' But it is* not in Europe alone that this tendency is observable. The wis- •[ 4om. and apparent ease with which tho [ Japanese'governmerit has planned ^Tao .'saoptipxrof the gold standard is one of the xaarvels of modern ' statesmanship j&ld marks that people as among the uaost sagacious nations 'of the earth. •JJaggtUKl China also seems to be awak- .-Ing from her silver dream t)t isolation •''-'~ " is anxious to haVe the oustomsr dn- •'•*»«• " at ,',the treaty ports. placed on th.e basis, as they substantially 'were the treaties were mAtJe." • The deV rpreoiation of silver has grqatly crippled her revenues, and now that she is oom- !'ing into closer financial connection with '"*iBSta it may be assmned that her anoes will be conformed] to the gold pndard. "; ' -' • ) ,; -, '•;.' ',. 11 we turn from the far | or lent to our hemisphere, we ^ will perceive" a the Central andiSoutb Amer- iofla states to reform their monetary sys- ' and "escape the losses entailed by inferior and depreciated currency. A a 'few days since from Lima informed ns that Pern had not only sup: peaded silver coinage but had passed a ' 'iaw against the importation of .silver. Columbia has adopted the gold stand- aid , while Chili, Uruguay;and Brazil taaico gold unlimited legal tender and ; Silver. iu but limited suma In Hondu- •; xaSj Salt Salvador, Costa Bic'a and Santo yDomJngothe gold standard has been es- .'Itabjished by law, though a depreciated IvjPW** orirrenqy prevents the circulation yjf gold at present. These movements go ,ta show that those nations -who arej in with European trade^ and cqm r feel the necessity of having the monetary system and that their at a disadvantage .because of f fluctuating and depreciated home .cies. ' ' .-"•.;' ' :\ "". ;•:4. yet while these nations, admit- on]* inferiors in wealth and: in [ea|, and intellectual progress, are ;Mi)g out of the bonds that hold back there ore -those among us would imperil on* vast wealth and by plunging ns down to the 'Of standard. What must the nations world think of such leadership statesmanship?—Chicago Times- id., '-. /' .- V'V •:' '•' |l|Qi3l3&4i Jf0fife]^OlJ J?Cfc tt jCtoniOCITtfctt i ia painful to be forced to unmask a , who has been so long held up as of Democratic doctrine, ; gtewJ sense of duty'to tho free ,sil- sj>oils Democracy of the present as to portray him in his true It is not right that he should re, the enthusiastic laudations of platform Dsmoorats when he to nearly every one of the anij glqiious priuoiples which Joraialated iu 1896. Whet ri^ht ' Jefferson to pose aa u Democrat, What pretensions to Domoo- a man who actually believed i applyiag f buainesa" priucipies and - aoam' to national affairs, who fashioned ideas .about tha so- of obligatioug, who demque- wheu. ho saw it was necee- tjxa public good and who was ft i reformer, Oio only thing for the free" '^tejaocrata to do IB to denounce 0» instead of praising him i-efeoltttious reciting his of thfi g»?tyV for it is, tbat if the Chicago 'is tQfcs One of Grant's Victories. One of General Grant's greatest victories was nofc won in war, but in times of profound peace. On April 28, 1874, ho vetoed an inflation bill which had passed both houses of congress, by decided majorities, and back of which were many eminent Republican politicians who imagined that they saw sure defeat ahead for their party unless they mado concessions to those clamoring for "more money." The pressure for the bill was not nil political. Many timid business men urged the president to sign the bill in order to "stop agitation." In this trying situation President Grant showed patriotism wholly abo,vo partisanship and a clear conception of sound . financial principles, unobscured by shortsighted notions of 'immediate business expediency.. . \ He vetoed the bill because in theory it would produce inflation./ "The theory," he declared, "in my belief is a departure from the true, principles of .finance, national interest,' national obligations to creditors, congressional promise, party pledges, on the part of both political parties and of. personal views and promises made by me in every annual message sent to congress and in each inaugural address." So .far from being a "settlement" the bill invited agitation. "Should' it foil to create/ the .abundance of circulation expected of It, the friends ol;thfl jneasnre,.particularly those ont of congress, would clamor for snoh inflation as would give the expect- ed.relief." And ho defined his general principle in these pregnant words, "I tun not a believer in any artificial method of making-paper money equal to coin when the coin is not owned or held ready to redeem the promises to' pay, for paper': money is nothing more than promise to-pay and is valuable exactly in proportion to the amount of coin that it can be converted into." ' The-ruonetary battles of this country are not yet •all fought. Grant's words and acts should inspire those engaged in the present sttuggle. Oar Dlaetue. To safely and permanently maintain' the /gold standard requires the remodeling of our finances. The disease is the character of the money in the treasury, and in the pockets of the people. It is in a banking.system which congesta currency in oommeroial centers while creating . a dearth' in country districts, which iosues a currency which cannot expand \yhen it ought and can when there is no necessity. It is in compelling the maintenance of 1100,000,000 gold leserve to float a vast volume of paper money by the government, which cannot regulate its issues to meet the needs of commerce, • The disease cannot be .cured 'by any makeshift. — Senator Doneleon Oaffery. 'SUveritea Should Drop Jefferson, It ' is in vain to invoko the authority of Jefferson for the coinage of 50 cent dollars or any other debasement of the currency. Our "neo- Democratic" friends, if they wish to vindicate their claim to'.the title of "old line Democrats," who have Jefferson for their father, will hove to abandon their idea of. free coinage at the ratio of 16 to 1 or any other arbitrary rate, but if they will have a doriblo standard make it 82 to 1, in order to be honest in the payment of debts and to conform to the actual ratio in the value of the two metals in the markets of the world, it being, as Jefferson says, "a mercantile problem Altogether." — Baltimore Sun. ' IB Japtm Vlfty Ye»r« Ahead of. V»f The exportation of gold under exist* ing circumstances involves no danger to (bis country, but it is. not pleasant to .reflect, tiiat ths .present shipments are called for partly to furnish the enp- ply for Japan. It is less than 60 years since we bombarded the heathen Japanese to brflug him to a realising sense of o»r higher oivilizutioii, and now apparently Japan is 60 ye$rs ahead of .a large Koniber of onr people in .{that pracnoa} and iiupovtant.developnieaSi of oiviliiia- tion which deoiauda that it ehali take 100 cents to ruukt) a dollar. —New York World. •.. • •' • . ' * , . .' LIVE Q.UESTION8, of AM Vtiwttt Currwiuoy giiould be duue to <ssi'r&uoy of the cooutyy en v, uni- Iwia The coustant reJsaue ctl tho as ^teu «s itosived by the dc.psu'ti«ei!t lit ua auoujalj iu PtV- Art to! MI Confrjbuted Tlnlnker*.' / FUNDAMENTAL MARY AND PROBLEM—A CONCLUSION, SUM- By Frederick M, CrTjndcu, Fnfello rliin, St. tonls. VI. ' Let me (ramrnarize in these sentences: . First.—Tho fiscal statement: Land values are cteated by the comi&unity and therefore belong to the community. Hence, until all this fund is exhausted, the state should not deprive the individual of any patfr of big earnings. Second.—The ,economic proposition: Any impediment to the conjunction of the two essential factors of all production, land and labor, necessarily lessens production, and if that impediment consists of the monopoly of natural resources by favored individuals, renders distribution unequal and inequitable. Third. "—Tho sociological consideration: Groat inequality in the conditidn of its members is contrary to the interests of society, and uny law or custom that tends to promote such inequality is contra bonum publicum. Private ownership of land has such effect in a high degree; therefore, for the welfare of society present and future, private ownership of land should be abolished. Fourth.—The ethical view: Every individual owns himself and ' 'may claim the fullest liberty to exercise his faoul- ties compatible with tho possession of like liberty by every other man."" Private ownership of land denies this f undn- mental right; therefore it is wrong. "The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof." lie gave it to nil his children as their common-heritage. »Would he have been a God of justice if he had allotted tho soil of England to William tho Conqueror and his murderous knights, to them and their heirs, to the exclusion of all other men? To tho question why so self evident a proposition embodied in tho code'of. the greatest lawgiver In history presented to the modern world 100 years ofco, advanced by so distinguished a philosopher as Herbert Spencer and advocated by a book that ranks among the five that havo'had the widest circulation throughout the civilized world—why finch an idea, has not met with general acceptance—to this question several answers may bo given. „ Hero is one: •• . For the somo reason that tho project of Columbus was declared ridiculous and Galilei's contention that the sun was fixed and the earth rotated was pronounced by the holy office "absurd in philosophy and formally herotipah " For tho same reason that Stephenson'a prophecies regarding his locomotives were laughed at and tho memory o: Copernicus was anathema for three cen tnries—viz, the inability of people to escape from the intellectual thraldom of their environment and think their i dwn thoughts—because, as M. Tarde says,•',-"What the individual hypnotizer is to his sleeping and abnormally plastio subject, such almost precisely is society to the waking and normally plastio man." • There is another reason that applies with special force to this particular question, which I give in the words of JSTitti; the 1 Italian economist: "Had the propositions of Euclid affected economic interests,-they wonlc still appear a- doubtful hypothesis of arduous solution." Or, as some one else has expressed it, "If the theory of grav- itation~4jad conflicted with any vestec interest, it would still be a subject ol controversy." . : There is also this reason for the failure of the single tax to gain practical acceptance—it is not yet understood. There are-Go many things claiming our attention,* including numerous schemes for political reform and social amelioration, that this simple and comprehensive truth, this philosopher's stone of economics has not yet won' general recognition; but it is gaining ground more rapidly than you of the prosperous class imagine. Go among the more intelligent of the workingmen, and- you will, find it is known and received with favor. Glance through English publications on. economics and -sociology, and yon will see that it is no longer ignored and seldom ridiculed, It has'enlisted the enthnsiastio support of Thomas G. Shearman and Father McGlynn of New York, Father Malone of Denver, Judge McGnire 'of San Franolsoo, Tom L, Johnson, , the Cleveland millionaire; Edward Everett Hale of the world at largo and of Eliza Stowe Twitchell and William (Lloy4 Garrison of Massachusetts, who see in it a continuance of the great emancipation movement that has made the names they bear,,famous throughout>the world. The most significant incident, perhaps, that has yet occurred is the recent acceptance- of the fundamental principle of the single tax by the British house of commons. . .••-'. ,X)n March 8 Andrew D. Provand, Liberal, representing a division of,Glasgow, introduced the following resolu- tipn:/y?hat no system of taxation can be equable unless it include d the direct assessment of such enhanced value of land as is due to an increase of population, wealth and growth of towns." The resolution, was indorsed by a member of the government and was passed without a division. - ----What is the condition of the world today? Bead it iu Bramwell Booth's recent report on the "Darkest England" movement. The richest city iu the world contains 100,000 psnpera, 80,000 abaudoned women, 88,000 homeless adults and 85,000 slum children; 10,000 new criminals are added yeiU'ly. Misdirected charity does much, to keep up the army of loafers. The report .aaya, "The aiogk atterly'hopelees specimen of wan yes discovered oy evolved is tho constant jhewrar of goody good addresses sad the habitual areoipifeut o| hot victuals for which he di»s wotkiag b«f lie." If Ijoutjoiustoolitroff to(»ucera you, lead SteMfs Iwefas a» t&iengo, J* yes ! think tiwfle the worft ol » Illinois rr-ad th** official report of netofip }ft*p«tof. B(>ml OI^ »I)r?gory, "The WJno Prrss,'- -which prf;snn(8 n vivid pictnre ol dvili?,atjon past and prpRcnt. Bead * G ^ aij y papers of your city. Learn the opinion of a keeper of an immoral resort as to the cause that recrnits tho ranks of her class. Hear another exclamation:. "I can't give bond. My God, give me a trial and let me go. x I've got a sick baby at home." Consider the enormous aggregation of poverty and want in the World and the crime that springs fiom it and then judge whether it can be eradicated by any of the means now employed. To rely wholly on individual treatment IE like attempting to cure smallpox by poulticing the pustules, y Society is an organism, and it must be treated as such.' Etow much may be. done in'n short time by wise legislation is shown by the English factory acts, How long do you think it would have taken to bring about that reform by preaching temperance and virtue to the white slaves and justice nqd kindness to their masters? ' , Con yon hope to lift these thousands bf women from the deepest depths of our social inferno while twice ns many thousands-are working 10 hours a day for less than a decent living? Can yon hope to lift the millions to any conception of -n spiritual life while they are suffering from want of the barest necessities of physical life? What remedies are offered? Economy? That is good, but it sounds absurd to tho man who has no income whatever. ' . Temperance? That is excellent. But drunkenness is as much effect as cause. In fact, Charles Booth (whose "London Poor" is the most careful study of the problem ever made) says that . out of 6,000 poor in a given district only 18 per cent owed their poverty directly to drink. And Frances Willard said not long ago: "We have beon for a long time trying to make, people prosperous by making them temperate. It is time to makd them temperate by making thorn prosperoua ' ' In reply to a question submitted tp her by the Chicago Single Tax club; she wrote, "I am -free to say that I believe, the present economic condition of the country, tho miseries of millions of our people, «the. vast numbers of 'the unemployed, call for reforms which, if they could" be brought about, would vastly diminish the tendency to drink, and that one of these reforms, '.with f arreaohing and unspeakable beneficence, is the 'single tax as set forth by ita great apostle, Henry George. " ' . Not to particularize further, to one who has grasped the philosophy of the single tax, all measures for social amelioration (except education which potentially comprehends land tenure and all other reforms) seem partial and merely palliative, as if during slavery times . the good women of the land had formed societies for providing the slaves with good masters;; or for seeing that families were not separated or for providing •ointment for lacerated backs or for pleading with the masters not to give more than 40 lashes at one whip- Ping. .; " '••'.> •'••-.• '•"• . • '• ,.•;•'•., How would that have sounded to William Lloyd Garrison? JnsEso appear to Henry George and those who think with him the tenement house and other reforms that merely "skim and film the nioerous plaoe , while rank corruption, mining all within, infeots unseen," I trust I have made plain what'l call "the fundamental question." It is the right of every child born into the world to an equal share in the land which God created as the common heritage and. for the common sustenance of all his children. It is the equal right of every individual to life and liberty. It' is not, except incidentally, a fiscal question.- It is a sociological question. It is whether conditions shall continue to exist which have always caused and now cause .and must of necessity cause those enormous Inequalities in ,the human lot that destroy the peace and order of society and threaten its overthrow. , * ' It is a moral question. It is whether some men shall be allowed under sanction of law to exact from other men a portion of their earnings. It is a religions question. It is the acknowledgment or the rejection of the brotherhood of man and the fatherhood of GodJ^Deliberate continuance of present .conditions is a practical denial of both. The fundamental question is, Is there a Father Almighty and are we all his children? • A COSTLY CONGRESS, The Ififty-fourth congress made appropriations to the amount of f 1,042,000,000, and the president vetoed appropriations to the amount of 178,000,000. 'which is something.. The tendency of all of our legislation -is toward socialism. Just in proportion as men depend on the government for financial help do we tend toward the inevitable result tba$ we do everything as parts of a great system and the individual disappears and becomes a cog in a wheel to turn mechanically until he wears out. It wonldrequire 8,473,888 men, working at $1 a day for a year, to pay these appropriations had there been no vetoes. As it is, it will require 8, £82,388 men » pay the bill By extending the calou- Sation a little we pan see how heavily the debt will fall on, the toilers of the land. The manufacturer, merchant or professional man can and does ehift the aurden of his taxation on. to the shoulders of his oufitomers, but the Nvago earner and farmer, as neither class can set prices,- mast pay the taxes finally, by the sweat of their brows. This is one causa why a large number of people arc rearly becoming poorer. . A friend writ- ag from Europe says that the laboring classes are groaning under the burdens of taxation because they fire supporting ;reat armies and navies. Are we to. fol- ow iu tl»o footeteps of Europe? Our ia ia that diteotjoa uow. May we lake warning and iifclwa ia time, IN Till "OI>D SOME 8f RANGE, QUEER CURIOUS PHASES OF LIFE, tin A Woman Whoia Dog Carries brrtU'OTflr Her— Dropped a Weapon In Church — Some Stories For. Kot once Scotland Tet. AE bring my attia harp malr — Gae bring It free and fast— For I maun ctng an- Ither eang-, Ere a' my glee be r past; • And trow ye aa 1 sing, my lada, The burden o't shall be A u 1 a Scotland's , , howea and Scotland 6 knowes . • • And Scotland's hills for me — we 11 drink a crip to Scotland yet, ' wi' a' the honors three. ' The heath waves wild upon her hills. And, foaming frae the fells, Her fountains sing o' freedom still, As they dance down the dells; And weel I loo the land, my lads, That's girded by the eea— Then Scotland's vales and Scotland's dales And Scotland's hills for me— we'll drink a cup to Scotland yet, vvl a the honors three. Same \& thistle wags upon the fields Where Wallace bore his blade— That her foeman's dearest blulA _To dye her auld gray plaid; When looking to the left, my lads, He sang this doughty glee— And Scotland's right and Scotland's might, And Scotland's hills for me— We 11 dHnk a cup to Scotland yet, vVT a' the honors three. They tell o' lands .wl' brighter sides, Where freedom's voice ne'er rang— Ole me the hills where Osslan lies, And Colla's minstrel sane; For I've nae skill o' lands, my lads. That ken na to be free- Then Scotland's right and Scotland's might. # And Scotland's hills for me— We'll drink .cup to Scotland yet, Wi' a' the honors three. Her Dog Carries an Umbrella Over Her. From the Philadelphia Times: NQW Orleans special.- On a quiet little thoroughfare letting off of St Charles avenue. there might have been seen during the heavy rain yesterday afternoon a big shaggy Newfoundland dog carrying a spread umbrella In his mouth, his dripping tall sticking' out from under and wagging complacently. Investigation revealed the fact that there was u little girl under the .umbrella with the dog, her tiny 'arm thrown around his neck, and the two tripping along most amicably. "My name is Marie,", said the little ELald upon being questioned, "and this Is Beauregard, my very own dog. Yea, Beaury goes to school with me. I go to the kindergarten, you know, and, he always carries ^ the umbrella if it's raining, because l can't, you see, and he can." And the big umbrella, sheltering the two friends passed on. Dropped u Concealed Weapon While at ,-'••''. • -Prayem. . ' . From the Crystal Springs Meteor: One of the most unique trials in the annala of our local courts was that of a colored brother, tried before Justice Slay, charged with carrying concealed weapoas. The discovery of his guilt wa*» made under very peculiar circumstances. He was yt.the time engaged in prayor with the assembled congregation, and during the heat and fervor of his invocation the .weapon fell from his pocket to the floor, to .the utter astonishment of the pious brethren and sisters who knelt with him in prayer. Indignation ran high, and arrest followed the incident, and it is believed by the congregation that the Lord gave the offender, away. Toothing at Rlghty-Right. From the Punxsutawney Spirit: Henry Garrett of'this town, who will be 88 years of age next May, has Just recovered from an attack of the grip. Mr. Garrett Is a hale old gentleman, In full possession of all his faculties. He takes an active interest In affairs, and his mind is as clear and hla mem- oryj&pparently as good as a man of 50. /But the remarkable thing about Mr. Qarrett Is that he Is getting a new set of teeth. He. lost his second set of teeth some years ago. Recently his gums becam? sore and, swollen, and he consulted a dentist about i(. The dentist examined his gums and informed him that he was getting a new set of teeth. . Ills Own Telec.wpb Measenifcr. From the Boston Evening Record: A drummer v/ho travels in Maine 'la not gre.-f-v Impressed with the rapidity of tha lelegraph service In'that Btate, Recently he was In the upper part of the county and wanted to reach another town that night. He tele- gr»*phi>d the hotelkeeper In the latter ICP early In tba day to send a team to .the station for him. When he reached the station at night; no team was there, so he started to walH to tho village, which was quite a Jlttle dis- ;ance off. No sooner bad he started ;han .he station agent said to him: 'Are you gping to the village?" "Yes." 'Then I wish you would take a dispatch up to the hotel." It was the dispatch ordering the team. HIT. Pe Tewawit'* Toy Z-oeosuotlv*. From the Philadelphia Record t A toy locomptlve, perfect la all its pwts. and 'caj>abl& ot drawiag a Jpjjg e? cars, has Jusrt hesa eoaifcjst^d «t Baldwin the «ty» of i * **., A^ * a lavs* Ijurhs ftt rttf Hty of for •whom t?** 1 Isyf it 5s MS ln**ntlnn plantation for the friends. to <**» IB' t*s !*** 1 , tc this ^ is t"? ; !*, >IP S ft on of Elected by Ou» Tiste, From the Chicago Wau'k«gan, III;, special; 3, R. seems to have been born under a star, having hscsn twice electscl visor of Waukcgan township by vote, The tie voto of last week was $o- clded !n his favor this mbrnlhg. H« and John T. Judge, the Republican catt- dldate, met at tb.s court house at 1ft o'clock a, m, to draw lots for the ofr* flee/ Two pieces of pap«r of t!»e eanie size and kind had been prepared, on one of which was written the'word "0uper~ visor." These were placed in a book and the candidates drew them, Dad jrr getting the right one, entitling bim t» the pffitie, according to the law and agreement made previously. This IB the second time he has won the office by one vote, b» receiving one majorjtS; at the election o wo years ago. to Slice CTp. ' From the Boston Evening Record: A woman puzzled a Boston clerk considerably a few days ago. Her husband is a bank president in NewburyporU Tlue national banks receive their' bills in sheets of twelve which are cut after- being signed. Tho .generous president gave one of those sheets to his wife, ana she naturally started at once for Boston. After making some purchases In one of the large stores she drew t&d bills-out of her pocketjt>ook and calmty said to the clerk: "Lend me your scissors and I will pay you," thereupon. cufW Ing off a bill. The astonished tlerk at first refused to receive such monoy from so open a manufacturer of currency, but finally the matter was explained. Educational Trouble, lu Maine. From the Bangor Whig and Couriorr The superintendent of schools has received an inquiry from one of the school superintendents in the state'which iff giving him considerable difficulty. TKft problem Is how to provide education for eight children who live Ton three islands, there being no way of satlsfac^ torily bringing them (the islands or the children) together. He says that, as yet, only one solution has offered itself, and that is to charter, the Frank Jonea .and have it call around dally and takfa the children to school. The latter have not as yet been advised of this method suggested, but there would doubtless be little objection on their partr * From tho Bplder to the Gridiron. • From the Bangor Whig and Couriers A prisoner In Waldo county jail gave ft. fellow prisoner a bill of cale of his wife and two children last week. The buyet was about to be released and,.'thinking- he had not family enough, bought that of his fellow prisoner. The writings were drawn up in proper form by a tramp who understood something about legal forms, and were properly signed* sealed and attested, except that the maa who had taken the acknowledgment did not claim to be a justice. The seller says there will be fun when the buyeV shows his bill of sale to the woman and attempts to take possession of her and the babies by virtue thereof. • , A Pis'* Cold us Days.- Barnesvllle, Mlrin., special to New- York Sun: Word comes from Cum- mlngs, u. D., that Charles Davis, who lost several pigs during the snowstorm last Thanksgiving and found one of them about two months ago, now tells a stranger story still. To. his own amazement he found another of his pigs which was alive and 'still lives after being buried for 112 days. It was found only by the thawing of the snow a few days ago. Tho truth of the story is attested by Mr, Wheelon, a wheat buyer at Cummlngs and Barnes- vllle. , , . , ' Wouldn't.Take an Oath In Lent. From the Philadelphia Record: Wilmington, Del., special; When three colored boys were arraigned before Magistrate Kelley today charged with trespassing, Kelleher, the prosecuting witness/refused tp take (he oath because it Is Lent. "Walt; I will get witnesses who can be sworn." said Kelleher. / "No, you won't. You can't get some one else to do what you don't care to do yourself," replied the magistrate. "The case is-dismissed." , Iu Uuuger from a PJsr'a Bite. , From the Buffalo Courier: Jamestown special: A few days ago Robert I^alng of Sugar Grove, Pa., ten miles south, of here, was bitten on the thumb by a pig which he was .trying to catch to butcher. Nothing more was thought of it till yesterday,' when the arm began to Well. Blood poisoning has.aet in and he Ja now in a precarious condition. Physicians amputated the. thumb today in the hope of saving his life. Shot with HI* Own leutol WhU«at From the Atlanta Constitution: Columbia, 8,'C., epeciaj: While praying in church at Tireab,, York county, last night, Jonah Crosby, colored, found A big pistol in his hip pocket uaeoiafoiv table. In removing it tha weapon wa# discharged, woundiag him seriously and causing a stampede of the congregation.

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