The Wealth makers of the world. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1894-1896, January 31, 1895, Image 1
1 it ' i ' '' m mm e r " t" - 1 ' 1 VOT VI " LINCOLN. NEB , THURSDAY J aIATIY 8! y ; ; ; iirvipn nun nnnTtuni n iiiLAiuu niiU uuniLinnLn PRESIDENT DIAZ DEFINES HIS COUNTRY'S POSITION. GUATEMALA'S REPLY CONSIDER Mexico Does Not Want to Go to War but Unless the l.lttle ttepnblle Make the Concessions Demanded of Her Hostilities Will -Bo In. aagnratted by the Dla ' Government City of Mexico, Jan. 28. President Diaz and Foreign Minister Marsical had a long conference over the Guat emalan matter last, night The reply of Guatemala to the demand of Mex ico was read and considered in many of its bearings. Another conference with the full cabinet will probably be held Monday. Later President Diaz dictated the following: "The government appre ciates this manly manifestation, it beino- one of the results of the vehe ment and inexact fhases in which the press has presented the question of the day. I comply with a duty in stating that although it is true that . the government is sustaining a serious and delicate controversy of a diplomatic nature, which, if not handled with correct, logical and honorable men, may conduce to a war, and, although it is also true that - we are not yet on the verge of war, because honor, good faith and logic constitute the program of the gov ernraenlv and. .because it has no riht to attribute any other course to its adversary, the government believes and has practically demonstrated that belief for several years, that the greatest blessing we can offer to our country is the pres ent period of reconstruction and happy and visible development in peace, and declares that.it will only allow it to be interrupted when an unjust and pertinacious aggressor Insists upon infringing upon its well established rights and assailing its " national honor and decorum. In such an event, which I hope will not be realized, the government will con front the situation with true faith and energy, inspired by its duty and its right. The government accents, holds in esteem and will . use with economy what you so patri otically offer. Ve soldiers of the u generation now passing away feel our ' blood tingle when we think that we may be able to baptize in a war every way just on our part the generation coming on, in whose hands we are going to leave our country and its fate." The lend involved in dispute is covered for the most part with dense forests of precious woods. Mexican choppers from the North and Guate- malan choppers from the South have clashed in the heart of the forest that fringes the banks of the rivers Usu macinto and La Cantum and their tributaries and this has precipi tated the trouble. The contro versy rests on . the ' question whether the La Cantum, or one of the forks of the Usumacinto constitutes t'e boundary between the Mexican state of Chiapas and Guatemala. . The old traditional boundary was the La Cantun, but according to the treaty of 1882 the boundary was pushed to the eastward. The Guatemalans do not now accept the Usumacinto as the boundary. UNCLE SAM AS A PEACEMAKER Bit Good Offices Tendered to Mexico and Guatemala. Efforts of the United State to Bring About Reconciliation. City of Mexico, Jan. 28. The United States has undertaken to play the part of peacemaker between Mexico and Guatemala to prevent war if possible. A telegram has been received here from Secretary Gresham expressing the hope that Guatemala and Mexico would agree between themselves upon some method of settling the dispute over the bound ary, but that if this should not be possible the United States trusted the two countries would agree to submit their differences to the arbitration of some friendly nation. This communi cation from a nation with which Mexico enjoys such intimate and friendly relations has caused a pro found impression upon the govern ment and undoubtedly accounts in part, at least, for the decision of the minister of foreign affairs to with hold for five or . six days, at least, the ultimatum which it was about to dispatch in much less time in answer to a note from (maternala received. It is learned that the pres ident of the United Sttes ma le bach appeal as would be received in good spirit before sending it by first com municating in an unofficial manae with Minister Romero at 'Washington. 1 11 - ... Nebraska Prison Association. At the meeting of the Nebraska Prison Association, held at tiie Y. M. C. A. build ing this city, Wednesday evening, Janu ary 9th, a larger audience gathered than was expected and about thirty members of the legislature were present. A. W. Clark president of the Sociological Club of Omaha, addressed the meeting on the subject of Penology. He spoke as follows: Three causes have combined to lead me to the study of this subject. First, a few years ago, I conducted religious services in a prison every Sunday for nearly twelve months, consecutively. When I saw the very unsatisfactory results, I was led to inquire into the condition and surroundings of these prisoners and to study the methods of prision discipline employed. In the second place, I brought together a few prominent business men in Omaha, three or four years ago and we organized the Associated Charities of that city, of which association I served as general secretary until a man was secured to fill the place. Since that time, while engaged in charitable and mission work in that city, I have come into per sonal contact with nearly three hundred ex-convicts of prisons and have under taken tbe reformation of their lives from a Christian point of view, dealing with them on grounds of scientific charity. I expended some money in fitting up lodg ing quarters, which were known in a ouiet way as ex-convicts quarters. Tem porary shelter wasfurnished at this place and efforts made to secure employment, and in these experiences, the opportuni ties were furnished tostudy thecharacter of criminals, and interest was awakened in my mind on the question of the meth ods which had been employed in the pri son dealing with them. In the third place, for the past three years, I have served as secretary of tbe National Conference of Charities. In making up my annual reports it was necessary to visit and make a study of our State Penitentiary and county jails, as well as other correctional and charit able institutions of our state. In this way l nave been led to -study the prob lems connected with tbe administration of these institutions. At the annual gatherings year by year, it has been my privilege to meet and become acquainted with the leaders, such men as General Brinckerhoff, of Ohio; Z. R. Brockway of the Elmira Reformatory of New York, and others. Thus I have been led to study the problems, not only from a theoretical but from a practical point of view. Now, I wish to say that some questions seem quite clearly established. In the first place, I want to say that the county jail system in America is altogether -i i i r : wrong. Liouniy jausare kciiuuib ui cruue, they are moral pest-houses; they are places for manufacturing criminals. The inmates are congregated together in idleness and thus are pauperized as well as criminalized. Young offenders are thrust in with old, hardened criminals and by these contacts and experiences are themselves made criminals. At the present time, in the Douglas county jail, there are seventy-six inmates; fifty-one of them are in the two iron cages. Three or four young boys, seventeen or eigh teen years of age, are now in those cages with old and hardened criminals, the in fluence of which is demoralizing and de grading. I am told that these young boys are in their for their first offense. They are not hubiiual criminals, but after this experience, the chances are they will be. Yesterday I communicated with a man who informed me that when he was about fifteen years of age, he was arrested for an offence and thrust into a county jail with a lot of ' hardened criminals. He stated that he remembered distinctly how that he went off and tried to con ceal himself in a corner, that he was so ashamed and mortified and so keenly felt the disgrace he did not wish to look any man in the face. He sat in the cor ner a little time and listened to tbe old criminals tell their jokes and tell their stories about the commission of crime, and he soon saw that they regarded it as a huge joke that they were in jail at all. The whole matter began to appear in a different light tobien. The result was, by that experience he was made a crimi nal and informed me that since that time he had been locked up twenty-one times behind prison bars. Thus, he was made a confirmed criminal. In order to cor rect the abuses of the jail system, it is of greatest importance thatweshould have created in Nebraska a State Board of Charities. I call your attention to tbe fact, that under the influences of the State Board of charities in Ohio, the whole county jail system has been com pletely modified. The evils of this wicked system have also been very large ly removed in some of the other states, where they have State Boards of Chari ties. Allow me also to call your attention to oar state penitentiary. Radical changes are needed immediately in that institution. It is humiliating to us as citizens of Nebraska to be compelled to recognize that as a state we are still clinging to the old lease system of hand ling prisoners. With the exception of Montana, Nebraska stands alone in the north in retaining this relic of barbarism. The lease system belongs to a former age. Under the progress of our Chris tian civilization, this country is beyond such a miserable system; and yet.strange to say, Nebraska still clings to it. A few of the southern states still hold on to tbe system; but we rejoice in the fact (Continued on'uil pnge) AN OPEN LETTER To the Legislature and People of the State of Nebraska Gentlemen: My name is William Robert Dean, I was born in Fayette Co,, Pa., up in the hill country, on what is known as the National Pike, near Mount Washington, and Braddocke grave. My great grandsire, Samuel Dean, was a brave soldier in the Revolutionary war, foughtundercommand of General George Washington, and gave up his life at the age of 35 years, in defense of his country and the Declaration of Independence. My grandsire, whose name was also Samuel Dean, was with his father and served as a drummer, being but twelve years old at the time of his fathers death. At a more mature age he served in the war of 1812 as a soldier, and lived to the good old age of 89, loved by his manj sons and daughters, and especially by my father and his family. Who can question my right to a voice in the affairs of this state or nation? If not my right equal to that of the million i aire? For more than fourteen years have been a resident of the state of Ne braska, and over thirteen years in love with her and her people. I have lived with the poor and middle class, because I love them most, and because I ain poor myself. And I am here to stay, if. this state can.be redeemed from the corpora tions and political thieves that seemingly have us in their power. Now, gentlemen, as I have brieflly in troduced myself, let us proceed to discuss the betterment of our condition. First, I am told by good Republicans that the hard times nave been brought on by bad Republicans who have the most of the money of this country, playing a game of freezeout for political effect. Well, be this as.it may, they can dp us no hur ' we have profitable employment for" will ing hands. Then, I would have you recognize the fact that you are the servants of the peo pie. By constitutional right I am as much your boss as is the wealthiest man in this state. The.people are as much your boss as you are boss of tbe man you hire by the day, month or year. Now would it not be well for each of you to enquire of the people who selected you to do their work, and ascertain their wishes, and govern yourselves accord ingly? As this is strictly an agricultural state, surely the law that will benefit the producer, will benefit the merchant, the banker, the lawyer, the laborers, and all others living in the state. Then why should we tax ourselves to sustain an in dustry owned by an individual or cor poration which is not self supporting? Would it not be more businesslike for tbe people to build and own their own sugar factories, or any industry that would greatly U-neflt the state, but which would not l- -lf-supporting? And further, as each citizen of the state would be a share holder in the factory, when they once understood this they would re joice m itt success. The possibilities are great. If, as the supreme courts have decided, the government bounty on sugar was unconstitutional, a ..state bounty surely would be. And must we strain our constitution for he benefit of a pri vate industry, or let our hired men squander their time at our expense? Why not each of you ask your people if they do not want to buy some of the coal fields in the Black Hills country, and build a railroad from Omaha to tbe coal and get their coal at what it actually costs, and then leave out other railroad legislation, as the competition would regulate that? If the parties who own the old roads are injured by this, the resident portion of them can come down ou earth and live with the rest of us. The foreign owners have moiiey enough to carry them through this life, and would they suffer? There is not so many of them as there are of the poor women and children of this state who today are suffering because coal is so high and money so scarce. You may say that this is Populist doc trine, or that I am flighty. Well, there are many other things that could be done to help us out. suppose we arop the red tape business of our past law makers and do some common sense busi ness once that will be an example for the whole nation. It was good thoughts acted upon that made the names of Washington and Lincoln immortal. How many of our representatives are going to emulate George Washington and Abraham Lincoln? Have we no great minds in this state, who will take the lead? Woe upon us if we let the railroads and corporations make our laws. Excuse me, Mr. Legis lator, for right here I wish to snytoull the people of this state, will you join me in buying the coal fields and building the road to bring in the coal? We can do it, and give employment to our idle labor, by bonding our property (the state is ours), and then we shall need no other legislation to bring the old roads to terms; competition will do the work. It is no use for us to kick at God ond our neighbors, but let us come in touch with each other. Our needs are nearly identical, and if our hired men do not suit us, give them the grand bounce. We, the people of Nebraska, can amend our constitution at will. The gods, accord ing to an ancient legend, made choice of certain trees to be under their special niuvtootinn Jnniter chose the oak. Venus the myrtle, Apollo the laurel, Cybele the pine, and Hercules the poplar. Minerva, wondering why tbey had preferred trees not yielding fruit, inquired the reason of their choice. Jupiter replied, "It is lest we should seem to covet the honor for the fruit." "But," said Minerva, Let any one say what he will, the olive is more dear to me on account of its fruit." Then said Jupiter: "My daughter, yon are rightly called wise; for, unless what we do is useful, the glory of it is vain." With brotherly love for all defenders of the Declaration of Independence, the Con stitution of the United States and the state of Nebraska, I am sincerely yours, 4 W. R. Dean. Grand Island, Neb., Jan. 29, 1 895. !. ' Horticultural Notes for February. By E. F. Stephens, President Stats Horticultural i Society'. It is noticeable that many things which should have been done in November and December have not yet been attended to. Some have not yet trimmed and covered their grape vines. Our dry winters are likely to not only dry the canes but also to injure the roots of grape vines. The better method is to trim and cover in November using hay, straw or coarse stable litter. Strawberry plants and plantations in many cases have not yet been covered. Use wild hay, clean straw or if either are not available, then use sparingly coarse stable litter. Two inches is not too much. Currants and gooseberries should receive a heavy mulch of good manure and will well re pay such care. Raspberries and blackberries appreciate heavy mulching, guarding against ex treme drouth and yielding more freely. I improve leisure time by hauling manure into the bearing orchard. The size and quality of the fruit is greatly increased by using a wagon load of good stable manure to each two treeB of bearing age. . iA winter mulch, followed by summer cultivation will help an orchard of any age. Those who have or can purchase wood, and most farmers can, should procure and work into short stove wood a full supply for the season. Plenty of dry wood fills an important place in domestic economy. Plan to keep a book account of all the work of the farm. . Lay plans for season's work. Study seed and fruit catalogues until an abund ance of fruits and vegetables have been secured. Touch untried and not thoroughly tested varieties lightly. Get plenty of staples first, and experiment i afterwards. Ordinarily it is safer and more likely to secure the right varieties to purchase near home. THE MARKETS. Kansas Citt, Ma, Jan 28 Wheat Car lota by sample on track, at Kama City, at tbe close were quoted nominally as follows: No. 2 bard, 61 620 No. a hard. 50o; No. 4 hard, 4o: rejected, 48i49e-, No 2 red. 50 6lo; No. 3 red, 495uo; No. 4 red, 48o: rejected, 47o Sales by sample on track, Kansas City: No. 2 mixed corn, 4Ql4o bid, 410 asked No 8 mixed, nominally 4 )o: No 4 mixed, nomi nally SV No. t white, 4 cars 41o; No 8 white, nominally. 4 la Oats Were offered at yesterday's prices without buyers. Receipts of oats to-day, 8 oars; a year axo. 7 oars. Sales by sample on traok, Kansas City: No. 2 mixed oats, nominally. 2H :t0o No 3 nominally Ho No 4 nominally 28ot No 2 white oats, 1 oars 31o No. i white, nominally 8lo. Cam Smd Lowen Ducail per 100 lbs In bulk. Millet Sxkd -German, steady, 81 40 0 155 per IJ0 lbs. Rri Firm; No t, nominally 50o No. 3, 48o Flaxscbd-DuU: nominally 81.80!. 31, according to bllllu Bbas Firm: e a70o per owt sacked Cork chop Firm 77suc per owt sacked. Hay Receipts. 84 oars: market dull and steady. Timothy, fancy, 810 choice, 9 60; No. 1, 8J68 it clover, mixed, 5.50$8 low grade, 18&7.60: fancy prairie, 88.50: choice, (7 7.50: No 1 W&ioO. No i, (545. 50, paoklng hay, a5Q&4Mt Chicago Board of Trad Chicago, Jan -8 The fouowlat table hows the ran e of prices' for active future I on the board of trade to-day: Jan. 25. 24 49 63 bMi . 42 V 4ft?, 45 tt V8V4 2 294 10 4) 10 ft 86' 8 72V4 640 5 5.i 10 53V 64 4.1 46H losrsi 4 50 8 '7 40 55 Llvt Stock. Kansas Citt. Mo. Jan 28 Cattlo Re ceipt', 2,129 calve, 78 shipped yesterday. 1510: calves, 29. The marKet was dull and barely xtetdy throu hout Dressed beef and export steers $3. 5)4 80: cows and heifers, l. 5 3 35 Mexican steers, t2 10 2 8) Texa and Indian steers, H 5Jft Western cows .82 7 1 Texan and Indian oows, ll).&ild; stocken and feeders, i2 25 i60 mixed. l.ft0 Hogs eceipts. 4,587; shipped yesterday, 1,812. The marKet was active and 5o higher, with plKS and lUhts" 6 to lOo hltther. The t. p wa. a4 25 and the bulk of nale were 3t5 to .4 05. aralnst (430 for top and $181 to 4 for bulk yesterday. Sheep Receipts, 781 shipped yesterday, (78 Nearly all tbe stieop were direct to pack ers The demand was stronx and marke'. firm Horses Receipts. 71 snippet yesterday, to, Ttiera " no business to day Subscribe for The Wealth Makers. Jan 21 Op'ndHilt Lo st Wheat Jan 60 f0 49 May M', 64M 62 July 66 i 15 63V, Cork- Jan 42 42 Vl May 45 461. ib July 45 45H 4 Oats Jan W S8V4 is May 24 2S 20 July ili 2M 2M Fork-Jan 10 40 10 40 10 4) May 10 80 10 Ho 10 00 LARD- Jan 055 66 855 May 8 75 7.i 8 70 S. Ribs-Jan 6 40 5 40 6 40 May 5 6J 5 8) aft Legislative Correspondence. Lincoln, Nkb., Jan. 28. 1895. "And ths wheels of the mill went ronnd and roond. And the wheels of th mill want ronnd," , This applies both to the wheels o! the legislative mill and to the wheels in the heads of certain members of the same. You have doubtless seen a picture en titled the "average voter." It shows a section of his cranium filled with ma chinery and a banker pulls the string to start it. It is the same with a great many of our able legislators, only with them the railroads pull the string. The "oil rooms" you have heard so much about are for the purpose of lubricating this machinery so that it will answer readily and quickly to the pulling of the string, you understand. "relief." Two bills so far have been passed by both houses and sent to thegovernor for his signature. They are both relief meas ures. The first one passed was for the relief of members of the legislature, being an 85,000 appropriation for the ex penses of the present session. The sec ond one passed was for the relief of the railroads and the relief commission, be ing a $ 50,000 appropriation ostensibly for the drouth sufferers, but really for the purposes above mentioned, as the bill provides that the money shall largely ,rr. nav fruiirllt, fin tllfl stuff tllrt COm- mission now has on hand, and to pro vide for the expenses of the commission itself. REPUBLICANS FIGHT TO CUT DOWN THE RELIEF BILL. The Republicans made a persistent and stubborn fight in thehouse lost week to cut down the appropriation in the re lief bill from $ 100,000 to $50,000. By the aid of the western Republicans the Populists sueceded in keeping it at $ 100, 000. When the bill was put upon its Anal nuauniTA 2 Renublieans voted aguinstitr Over in the senate It was cut down to $50,000 and further provision was made that this should largely go to pay freight on goods no w on hand, and that the relief commission should get 5 per cent of ths entire amount for salar ies, expenses, etc. THE COMMISSION, A FRAUD. From the number of complaints com ing in concerning the work of this relief commission from all over the state, it would seem that the men at. the head ol it are either incompetents or frauds, or both. , ' , Rev. L. P. Ludden, the man who has the work in charge, is known here as a sort of pieacher-politician of not the most savory reputation. There is a large amount of money and goods received by the commission every day, in the way ol donations. Mr. Ludden claims that he has received nothing for his work on the commission at all; and yet he has had no other visible means of support and still he seems to live very genteelly. The leg islature has become suspicious on the matter and has appointed a committee to investigate the commission. This committee has already discovered that there is an inadequate system of book keeping and that there is no means by! which they can check up and know what has been received and sent out. One gentleman, who has conducted a number of investigations, told me that he knew the commission to be rotten from end to end. Whether this is true or not, it nort.nin Iv in inenmrtetent: and the work ol relieving the distress and starvation throughout the state should not be left in incompetent hands. . 8ENATE KEEPS ITS EMPLOYE8. The state senate has one-half more employees than the law allows. The auditor notified that body that he would not issue warrants for over sixty-six, the number tne law provides. A committo was appointed to look Into the matter and report to the senate. The committee reported that none of said employees could be dispensed with. The Populists and two or three Republicans fought the report, but it went through just the same. During the debate on this matter, Cnoinr KnFafhar Innn) made a retort to ktcuu'I'V. t r i - John C. Watson, that brought down the house. The senate has a little cubby ! hole of a cloak room and has three men to take care of it, where one boy could do the work. Sprecher said there was no more need of these three men than a pig had need; of three tails. "Why does a naAi an it tail " AMkpd Watson. "For ornament, of course, just as the senate needs these three men," answered Spre cher. HORSE PLAY. The house has been indulging in horse r,in u mniit nf t.hn week. Buncombe resolu tions and' frippery and nonsense have occupied most ol tne tune, uven me iw publican papers are roasting it for its dc The Uemiblicans have olronriv nurnkpned to one fact, that theii brutal majority cannot take care of it self. PLUMS NOT FALLING. The governor has made no further ap pointments ns yet. The appointment ol Capt. J. W. Wilson, which was sent tc the senate over two weeks ago, has not yet been acted upon. The governor evi dently intends to take his time ana choose none but the best men. In doinfl this he should have the support of ali lovers of good government. J. A. Edgeuton. SO MOVES THE WORLD. We slop and wake and cleey, bnt ail thlagi move; The Baa Die forward to his brother Son: The dark Earth follows, wheeled In her elllpae; And hnmaa thins retnrnlae; en themselves Move onward, leading ap the soldes year." Tbe "State of Missouri" sank in th river Ohio January 19tb, causing tb loss of 87 lives. The Chicago Times calls on the people of Illinois to attack the Sugar Trust un der the Sherman law. Edward Everett Hale has written a. pamphleten titled, "If Jesus Came to Bos ton." The publishers are J. S. Smith & Co., Boston. . The Ballot Rights League is being or-o-anized throughout the south to put a stop to election frauds. It is a great work that is ahead ol it. Ninety-two men were buried alive in th accident in the Big Lake mine, Audley, England. Ground up to make profits foi the rich mine owners who stay abovi ground and take no risks. The royalists of Honolulu rebelled against the republic, but were quickly suppressed. Congress has discussed th Hawaiian situation and Frye, Bou telle and others have severely scored Cleve land First and his cabinet. ' The Island of Manhattan once sold fot 25. The enormous sum of 150,000. 000 is now paid eacn year for the vse of the same land. Rent of bouses is not in cluded in this sum, nor interest on any improvements of streets, sewers, etc. . Talbott of the committee on Naval affairs will soon report a bill to the House providing an appropriation ol 131,881,000, a large part of which is to be used to build what we have no need of, ' coast-line battleships and torpedo boats. Tbe Mercantile National Bank of New York has been swindled out of tl-000 bv E. O. Quigley 'who forged municipal bonds and deposited tnem witu inn uam ! as security. Quigley was a well known ' bond broker of the firm of Quigley and " the financial outlook in Newfoundland' ' is reported worse. There are more fail ures occurring and the compromising with creditors for thirty or forty cents on the dollar is strenuously objected to. The people of the United States are approaching a similar collapse, when th growing mountain of interest-piling s obligations will come down with a crash. . Two millionaires have just died, Ru dolph Nunnemacher of Milwaukee and ; Col. John L. Merriam of St. Paul. The , tnrmw tvcia nrpaiHcnt. nf the First No-' tional bank of Wisconsin and the estate footed up f 1,500,000. One of these De queathed a fifteenth of one per cent ol his money to charitable objects. Each willed all, practically, to his immediate family. ' , " The Conservative party in England hai adopted for part of its program the ab sorption of the railways by the state. Tbe Radicals are going farther and advo cate not only state ownership of rail ways but free railway travel. They show a vast economy in such freedom. Each traveler under the present system who buys a ticket for one seat really pays foi nine seats. Just now the American princes, Tander bilt, Morgan, Gould, et.al., are interested chiefly in the question of building a boat or boats to beat that owned by ths Prince of Wales, in order to win the speed cup. And they are quarreling over which , syndicate shall have tbe honor, that headed by Yanderbilt or by Gould. Tbey being the chief makers ot hard times are not in the pinch, any more than was Jay f Gould on black Friday. - Honora! T.noina Fn.irfth.iM. er-irnvernor of Wisconsin, in a Chicago speech at the annual Danquet oi me sons oi vmo last week, expressed himself gloomily for tho fnfuro nf tho rnnnhlii and declared him self glad that his allotted time was draw ing nigh. He referred to tne Brooklyn strike and others, and affirmed that strikers UBing violence should be met and taught allegiance with bayonets and cannon shot. The official report of 8,000 cases ot poverty in the eastern cities affirms that 25 per cent are due to their own miscon duct and 75 per cent to the misconduct of others, but which tbe report calls "misfortune." There is no such thing as ' fortune or misfortune. Lack of employ ment is set down in this report as caus ing 23.16 per cent of all cases of poverty. Insufficient employment is credited with O.M per cent. Insufficient wages or prices is not considered, but it causes about all the poverty. Injustice is at the bottom of it all. One jury In Chicago has refused to ren der a verdict in accordance with a judge's dictation. It was the case of a working girl run over by a stock yards train cut ting off both feet and breaking a shoul der. Her attorney. Judge Prendergast, sued for $25,000 damages. The judge, ' Seaman, ordered the jury to return for the defendant without leavingtheirseats. They refused. He then ordered them to go into ihe jury room and agree on the verdict he had ordered. When tbey came out eleven agreed to his verdict nnder protest. But the twelfth juror declared ' he could not and would not assent to uch a verdict, and he was forthwith imprisoned for contempt of court. At this rate all the courts will be held in contempt before long. Every woman needs Di. Miles' Pain Pills.