The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899, December 09, 1897, Image 4
, s 4 1 t "I (I I k i.f if' t "i I 1 ' I; 1 k FLIM-FLAM GAME. WALCOTT COMMISSION A STU PENDOUS SHAM People Hav Been Fooled by h.e H pablican I'artjr'a International Ki uietullic Preteaaea Lojaltj of the l'eople'a Party Following;. Uncle Sam's On'r Cunme. The reply of England to the Joint monetary demands of the United States and France, the chief of whh was that the mints of India should be opened to sliver, was a courteous Tnt decided refusal to consider tne propositions. This fully determines che covrse of Eu roe so far as doing anything for silver 1m concerned, and the hi" soundinf scheme of the rehabilitation of silver by international a&veemept has beea knocked higher than Gib'troy's kit?. England won't agt ?e, an'l what En gland says goes so far as FVope is con cerned. It is made iierfortly evidrrt that If Uncle Sain proposes to do a.y thing for the peop'e he ro'ir.t do it h' -self without wailing for 'Ihv assistance of Johnnie Buii or Johiaie anytody ehe. In this connection ine is remind ed of the fable of the sHvk, familJir in school boy days jvhich, ci rdeused, ' as follows: A stork havlfg built It aest in i. field of corn whict grew r'pe bef'tre Its young were reiidy to fly, aeard tP.e own er of the fie"? say he would incite his neighbors to-came and gather the crop. The wise Stork said: "We can re main." next day the fi rmer naid that Inasmuch a his neighl'ors had failed to come, hp would ask lis kinsman to help him to gather the cop. The wise stork said: "We can remain." On the third day the farmer and his sous came to the field arid said that Inasmuch as his neighbors and kinsmen failed to re spond to his Invitation, thev themselves must come on the morrow ami gather the crop. Thereupon the wise stork ; ' told his fledglings that they must move, j because when people depend on them- j wives for the doing of a given t isk, (he ; task was su to be dime. j J0 it is with Uncle Sam. If he wants i to establish an adequate rrt-nerary sys tem the plan is mapped nit in the J Omaha and St. Louis platforms, and no- i where else. The truth is' that tins whole affair has been one stupendous -,tiam. Thc-e has Iwen a pretense of holiest effort. But there is little sense fu running up against a stone wall, no matter how how-st may be the intriitiotis of the runner. Great Britain gave no promise of favoring another confrrenee. even If it were to be granted that another in ternational conference would amount to any more than the previous confer ences have amounted to. There has been no hope at any time that the com missioners could accomplish anything. All that they have be-n able to do at i hail the apparent Improvement of the the most has been to raise a disturb- j fanners' conditions as the forerunner jiih e when the Bank of England was ; of coming prosperity for all. Howev rneutiotied as giving a slight promise j er. we must remind them that this ver of doing under impossible citcum- j Dies our contention "that to the extent stances what it Is expected by author- j the agriculturists prosper so may we lty of its charter to do at all times. The i expect the country generally topros long drawn out. negotiations may or per." Up to this hour, however. It has may not hnve been the result of diplo matic delays. The f ict is, that defeat faced the commit.. ianeis when they were appointed, and it has been facing them ever since. If defeat had taken Its eyes off of them for a moment their lack of Authority and general uncer tainty of object won' I immediately have drawn the eyes back. It is no wonder, therefore, that the matter has turned out as it has. per oulv won.b-r in the matter being in the patience of the j American people in the face of this; wide-oprn fllm-tinm game. The giilli- i bility of the .V'.m rh :tn i ublic is great, but It is almost too notch to believe that it has been milled into the belief that the present national administra tion means to do anything for the re habilitation of silver. The present ad ministration dare to do nothing in this line. The McKinley following sold it self body and sou! to the Piatt faction, dominated by the gold standard ex tremists nt the St. Louis convention l.Tt year, and it dare not now call its soul its ow n. It is eomf.irting in all this to know that this commission siiatpi Is now a thing of the past, and that the real policy of the administration will i.ow soon b" brought to light in the proposition of Secretary' Gage to retire the greenback, run the nation into the hands of the banks through bank cur rency and hi;. l the n.ttlon for genera tion yet to come by ronr! ls,ue ad libitum. Modern Definition". The msn who pilfers a loaf of bread is n contemptible sneak thief; the man who robs the country of millions by means of the tariff Is "one of our great Industrial and financial magnates." The man who loans money on a Si! watch Is a usurious pawnbroker; the man who locks in his vaults the Is.nds of a natlou Is "a great Wall street manipulator." The town councilman who get his price In cash Is an un crupttlous bsHller; the Congressman who iKK'kerfs a block of sugar or gas ock Is "a leading tvtatesimiu." The man -who defend an Ignorant gutter uie for a $5 fee Is a shyster or a blackleg; the man who receives $50, Caxt for fastening on the public the yrnsp of a disreputable trust by means of n technicality In the law is "n great legal light." The magistrate who tils misses with a reprimand a stealing ragabond la "derelict In hla duty:"' an official who winks at and cotniound With a powwfn! corporation for con tinned and flagrant violations of the law Is "a shrewd politician and a pa triotic cltlaeo." , (Isle Pawlflc Deal. Tfc gttatloa begun by the popie'g rtrtir la aQjr bearing frvlt, notably . bantlas trp of the deal entered . tbr tbalaot natW.naladnrlnlstrnHon 1 C' I VMK&Hl lot r.irr1a4 out by the :.d.JL "era Wfci IS roaccaalaatlrm committee of the I niou Pacific Hail road. The deal eotititiplated a c-ar teal of th'riy or forty million dollar from the people, every cent of which would have gone into the pockets of the syndicate. It now apiH-arn that th'ut deal has ben declared off, and that a new plan to hoodwink the people has Is-en launched by the President. A fevr days ago Hii-m-II Sage threw Wall street iu'o the j t in jams by announcing tltt he had Imii invited by the Presi dent to form a syndicate to purchase tne Union Pacific railroads by paying the Government It claim on these properties la full, and ttiat he liad al ;?a ly secured f 7-,xi,iMa for that pur Jxse. Now Mr. S:ige declines to make public the detail of the dicker be tween himself and President McKIn ley. There are two thintrs, however, that the people may safely rely upon: First, that Sage and his syndicate will make big money out of it; and. sec ond, that the object is to head off any test of Government ownership of railroads. Party Loyalty. Pary loyalty U strong even In the People's party. In Davis County, Iowa, fusion was adopted by a close vote, whereupon those delegates opposed to fusion, numbering within two or three of one-half of the entire convention, withdrew, held another convention, and nominated a straight ticket. This straight ticket received but about loci votes, according to the returns publish ed In the Blnomricld Farmer. Until recently we have always favored sup porting the action of the regular con vention, preferring to go along with the Islys arid endeavor to get them right next time; but we have come to the conclusion that interested particw can so manipulate affairs, that, by quiet work, taking time by the forelock, and working in secret, they can secure the adoption of the fusion jollcy in most of our 'con vent low. even where three out o!" every four Populist are opposed to it. Itelievlng that fusion with either old party is detrimental t the cause of reform, that it upholds the old party fused with and tears down the Peo ple's party, the oonvieiion has forced itself upon us that fusion must lie root ed out, and that bolting from conven tions Is the only tiling that will do It. This conviction musi come to the masses of the party in time. It has already come to thousands. Missouri World. tlold Men and tke Formers. One of the many evidences of the penuroeu stare or riiiml our gold friends Is the eagerness with which they seize upon the temporarily In creased price for the fanners" wheat to argue that the fanner must now be prosperous and happy; that he no longer looks for the restoration of sil ver as n necessary means of maintain ing the price of farm product. Thev not leen usual, in these parts at leant, to see farmers driving in coach and four, nor do they, as a rule, wetir silk hats or tanned shoes. They feel and look just as they have felt and looked for ninny years past. It Is true the fail ure of the wheat crop In other countries has, for the time being, strengthened the wheat market, and just now out farmers are getting a price for their wheat lust about sufficient to rv tin. rost of its production.-!. I. Bland, in North American Review, McKinley lipIomacy. Modern diplomacy is continually hid ing its head 'n the sand. We see the Stare I tepart.tient nt Washington mak ing a ridieu'ous affectation of secrecy respecting matters of which the whole country is Informed. All the "notes" and "representations" and "ultima tums" and "replies" which have Is-en exchanged between our own govern ment and that of Great Britain con cerning the seal fisheries or the Vene zuela ii question have been printed In substance several days before the for eign office of either country admitted their existence. The same is true of the diplomatic correspondence resect ing Cuba. Newspaper enterprise, the "lea ki ties' of diplomats and the eag erness of cabinet ministers to forestall public opinion have combined to ren der diplomatic secrecy a mere histori cal tradition. AVht-T Home I.ont Her Power. It was the policy of ancient Koine to build swne paved roads Into nil the provinces that iter legions might read ily and swifts march from the capi ta! city loto all pnrts of the empire on a sudden call to repel invasion or to suppress insurrection and to maintain lite Konun supremacy. In that way only wo It possible for the empire of 'he Oiosar to maintain its independ ence and autonomy for 1.000 years and io earn for Itself so proud a name In history. Those magnificent highways, paved with cut stone, belonged to the Re man government. They were free to all the KoiiKiu people, and the title of "Komitn citizen" was greater than that of a king. When the legions were lieaten nnd the public highways fell into other hands, the empire crumbled to pieces, and Kotne lost her power John !avls. "HBealive PtatUfica. In 17.1 there were 1.970 national banks that hud $-TIO,000,ihhi for circu lation, an average circulation of $172, (XH) per bank, amounting to $10 per capita, and they had loaned out I2.4M for every dollar of their circulation. In IWtt there were 3,721 national bank that had $183,000,000 of circula ou. on average of $48,500 to a bank tr capita, and they bad loan- C W.03 for eterjr dollar of tbe circulation. Hlix-t lSli.'i the number of banks have decresl about l,(iuO an4 their circulation redweifl bbout .'10 per cent, and the amount louried out by these banks for every dollar of their circulation stands alut $17 for onx Krieuds, draw; your own conclusion.- Dourer Koad. the DanarrouK Injunction, 111 deciding a case in I'enver recent ly Judge WlWn. of the Conrt of Ap peals, with the oHier judges concur ring, handed down an opinion In which he made a vigorous attack on govern ment by injunction. Tlie Judge de clared in hi opinion that "this seduc tive and expeditious method of making a teuiicrary disposition of an unpleas ant emergency" ti.x-s not "tend to in spire re-s;ect for the law." lie tanjot approve, he continues, " practice uor subscribe to a doctrine which permits the exercise by court? of the extraordinary power of Injunc tlve relief for eery wrong or infringe ment upon the rights of another. "Such a course of procedure, if carried to its ultimate natural conclusion, would tend to entirely subvert the funda mental principles upon which our ays tern of laws Is founded." May to Attract Vote.. The only way in which Populism can attract voters from the rauksof Ibeoid parties is by a straightforward, con sistent tight for priuclples. A scram ble for otlices, which is nlway the mo tive in a fusion deal, can nee;- Inspire the respect necessary for tin building up of a great reform party. Populism must win on principles if it wins at all. If Populists wii! -land firm In their tight, reforui'Ts l;,:a every party will rally around their Iwnner, but a waver ing, cowardly cause will not only fail to win orders, but will drive gisid mem bers of the Populist patty to seek oth er alliance. Dallas Mercury. A Few ThieveH. These United States Senators are all owners of railroad shares, valued nil the way from $1oo.(hki to $.1,(hm),isX: lianna and Foraker, Ohio; Piatt, New York; Wet more. Ifhode Island; Fair banks, Indiana; Hawley, Connecticut; Morrill. Vermont; Hoar, Massachu setts; Quay ami Penrose. Pennsylvania. We presume that some members of the other branch of Congress are In a similar situation. No wonder bills to virtually give away to a syndicate $.".0, (nh,(xwi or more of United States Inter ests In the Union Pacific can pass. Each of those thieves will of course get n slice. San Francisco Star. A Prophecy Fulfilled. Ii has long, however, lieen my opin ion, and I have never shrunk from Its expression, that the germ of dissolu tion of our Federal Government Is In the constitution of the Federal Judici ary, an irresionslble Issly, working like gravity, by night and day. gaining a little to-day aid a little to-morrow, nnd advancing its noiseless step like a thief over the field of Jurisdiction un til all shall Ih usurjs'd from the States and the government of all le consoli dated Into one.Thomas Jefferson, in 1C1. Vecenaary Flattery. It was the first afternoon of the club meeting, and the girl who prides her self on the earnestness of her alms and objects 111 life cmoe into tbe room, with the light of a noble resolv glorifying her countenance. "I've )ecn rending the iovelbst Iwsik in the world, girls," she exclaimed en thusiastically, "and henceforth I shall never flatter or deceive nnyfiody. The author says Hint (lattery Is the worst of sins, and that " "Tell us your experiences next week," Interrupted the sarcastic maiden grim ly. "They'll le a lot more Interesting than an account of the txtok's preach ings, and besides- " But the earnest girl ha 1 flown off in indignation. And she was decidedly meek and crestfall en when next the club members met. "You needn't laugh," she remarked to the sarcastic maiden who was grin ning expectantly, "for I lsdievt what the ls)ok said was true, only we're rot sufficiently developed to lhe by such an elevated standard. You know, I said. I should never flatter anylsidy again all my life. Well, that was last week. Now I'm going io flutter ev;ry liody. I've had enough of plain speak ing to last tne a lifetime. Last Monday I told mamma she was getting crow'a feet,- when I knew she wanted me to say she wasn't. -ext dity Maude asked me how old I thought she looked, and I told her honestly. Mamma hasu't got over Is'lng vexed yet, and as for !4iule, I don't suppose she'll ever sjK'ak Co me agiilu. "Wednesday our pastor culled and wanted my honest opinion tf his last sermon. I told him and he was awfully hurt. Friday I told ij.y dressmaker that I considered her awfd'y careles with nice material, and she left the house In anger, with my new dress half done, and not a soul among us who knows how to finish It. Other dress maker's won't, you know; so what shulJ I do? "That's the way things have gone all week. Now, I'm going to say lovely things on principle again, whether they are true or not. You glrln do look per fectly stunning," she continued sweet ly, as her listeners sighed rympathet Ically. "I do think we have the pret tiest set of girls in the city In our club, nnd the nicest." And then she wondered that they didn't really seem grateful for the compliment. "They acted Just aa If they didn't think I meant It," she told her cliuin afterward. Pitcalm Island now contalna 120 In habitants, tbe descendant of the well known Kngllah mutineers and Tahlt Ian women. Only 40 of the Inhabitant! are men. In a Boston court a few daya ago a man engaged In manual labor teatlaWd that he waa obliged to work twenty-aaa boar out of lb twenty-four. :i riPrWV H - - - - j - lid CD (mm CLINTON'S MYSTERIOUS ....JUROR-DOCTOR.... Kven as far back as PvTo Clinton was one of the most important Interior towns of Missouri. Its people have al ways lieen hospitable to the stranger ,uid encouraging to "newcomers." Therefore, when P. T. II. Morrison, young, handsome and skilled In ids pro ft -sion. sought a home in Clinton in the f::!i of 170 and hung out his shingle. he was not pestered by the usual (pies- lions of curious old women ns to wheth er or tiot he was married, nor by the often embarrassing Inquiry of garru lous old i.n about his antecedents and prospects. In fact, nolmdy Isithored lioctor Morrison with orvlng ouestions ; of any nature when lie rented and handsomely fitted up an ottlce In the ! principal building of the town. Kvery-1 body he met extended a warm welcome to him and hoped he would do well, j l-iv.-n the inedic.il fraternity, headed by tioctor l'.rltz. Joined In welcoming Ioc for Morrison to ('Union, and besides manifesting a natural interest to know from what college he had obtained his diploma, none of the doctors In compe tition wilh whom he was liound sooner or later to come annoyed him with iies!ions alsmt his former home or how long he had Is-en practicing. From the very llrst there was an air of mystery about 1 octor Morrison which less gentle people than those of Clinton would have insisted upon pene trating. He was reserved in manner, answered politely but in monosyllables u'l questions asked of him, showed neither interest nor contempt for the affairs of others, kept a light burning In his otliee hours every night after even the night owls of the town hud gone to Ited. formed no companionships, vet was agnnihle and always approach.-!- lie, and In a thousand other ways de ported himself in such a manner us would have excited to the point of fren zy the curiosity of the ordinary coun try town. Some of the more gossipy Clintoriites predicted when lioctor Mor rison first hung out his shingle that he wouldn't stay In the town long, for the reason that nearly all of the dot-tors then there except Doctor Brit, "were almost starving to death." One of them tentatively remarked this to !) tor Morrison one day, and the Itoctor only smiled and said something alstut "he mipised he would manage some how to live." Weeks rolled Into months, and still not a citizen of Clinton or of Henry County called Iiocior Morrison to at tend a case of sickness. Still he con tinued to live at the principal hotel and to be the lsnt dressed man in town. He wore a Prince Albert suit of black and a slUmmering silk stovepipe hat. He paid all of his bills promptly, anil ask ed nolKdy for the loan of a dollar. If he had an account at the bank there Is no record of it. It is remembered that be bought four new suits a year, one for each season, though he always dressed In solemn black, and that the Iwiy who cared for his horse and buggy always got his pay promptly. lie at tended all the meeting of the town and district medical societies and dis coursed learnedly on the various phases of therapeutics. He whs a regular at tendant at church, showing no denomi national bias and patronizing the fairs of all churches alike. Ills conduct was o genteel In all respects ns to disarm ,nying curiosity, even If the people of Clinton had Assessed their full share of that common human trait. Ills walk and talk were too conventional to give rise to unusual comment or to excite undue Interest in hlni. I)s-lor Morrison was permitted to 4Ive his life in Clinton ns lie saw fit to live It. As Is-fore remarked, nolssiy bothered hi in with question alwitit his pat or future. Not a soul In the town exeijit himself knew when? he came 'fun. In the course of a year Major Salmon observed that Doctor Morrison managed to get on every Jury, except the grand Jury, summoned In Henry County, lie also noticed that every Jni-y t! wnich Doctor Morrison was a itieiuls'r returned verdicts that were de clared by the lawyers to Is- the most surprising In the history of Jurispru dence. The Major remarked this to Doctor Hrit one day and that worthy gentleman said lie was going to make a quiet Investigation of Morrison "to see if anything waa wrong." Both Major Halnion and Doctor Itrltx were busy men and didn't meet often. And so it hapened that six months passed before Hie two were again brought to gether where It waa convenient to dls cuss the case of Doctor Morrison. Then, when Major Halmou asked Doctor KrlU If lie had made any discovery with re gard to Morrison the old doctor simply book hla head In oracle fashion and walked away without giving an an wer. A .si( j:' ' tbnractw waa Judge Mc- i m m JJetli, who presided over the Common Pleas court. Judge Mciteth was rugged and brtis(jiie ami direct of speech, lie did not permit the lawyers to clrcum locuttt when examining a w itness in his court. He made them go after the ti-s-timony by direct methods, ami he pur isued the same course In his examina tion of Jurors. An important case, In- volvlng tliousatels oi dollars, was i be fore Judge Mciteth for trial. YS i,en the 'jury was Impaneled-and sworn In Poe : tor Morrl.-oii was a member of it. When It was organized he was elected fore man. Nearly all of the Juries on which lie had previously served had honored him with the foremanshlp. The lead Ing counsel for one side of the suit was Judge James H. Gantt. now a Justice of the State Supreme Court. Judge Gantt had an acknowledged advantage over his adversary In having all of the I evidence and the law on his side. Three ! days were consumed in the trial of the jcasc. The jury dellberatisi on It tweti-jty-four hours, and then returned a ver Idlct against Judge Carta's client. The court room was jammed when the ver dict was announced, and everylsidy was astonished by It. Judge Gantt sat for a moment appalled. He was abso lutely certain of winning the suit. So ! was everylsidy else who followed the trial. Judge Mciteth had practically 'instructed the Jury to find for Gantt's 'client. Nolssly seemed more surprised than the irlal judge, not even excepting Judge Gantt, w hen the verdict was an nounced the other way, Itehind Judge Gantt in the courtroom that morning sat Ir. licit z. "That ver ; diet is atrocious," said Gantt to Kritz 1 in desperation, "and I cannot under stand it.' "I understand it," replied Dr. Pritz stoically. "Then, in heaven's name, what Is it?" replied Cuutt. "Why." nonchalantly responded i'r. P.ritz, "the foreman of the Jury Is crazy." "Do you mean that?" anxiously In quired the lawyer. "I do," solemnly answered the lioc tor. W ithout any more ado, Judge Gantt sprang to his feet and startled the crowded courtroom still more by mov ing for a new trial on the ground that the foreman of the Jury was Insane. The motion was so unexpected that even Judge McP.etli lost his equilibrium and asked Gantt If he meant what he said, and if he really knew what he had said. "i do," replied Gantt. "I know exact ly w hat I hare said and I mean every word of It, I again charge that the foreman of the Jury just discharged. Dr. T. H. Morrison, is lusiine," Judge McMcth could not conceal his excitement. He squirmed uneasily In his big armchair for a moment, and then blurted out: "Dr. Morrison, come to the bar." Slowly, and with measured, dlgnitled triad. Dr. Morrison approached the bar. A cynical smile played over hU Immobile face. He stood like a statue, while Judge Mciteth eyed him coldly for a minute. Without any preliminaries. Judge Mc iteth brusquely Inquired: "Are you wazy?" Not a muscle of the accused man's face twitched. The smile left his com- rB. T. ii. Moaniso is lasAKK. tensnce wilh the asking of the qticHilon and an expression of solemn dignity took it place. "Certainly, 1 am not crazy, your Honor," calmly replied tbe strange you iik doctor. "Morrison," again aguealed the harsh voice of Judge McBetb, "Wont do you do for a living la thla community, any way? You aay you are a doctor, but nolmdy baa beard of you bavlng a caae Incc yon cauie to Clinton, naarly two yean ngo. Ton arc a myatary, and I , . . .. .. , ... . . ,i want to know what your bnsineaa la." "Well, your Honor, alin e that ques tion has is en asked me from the beach, I siipie 1 will have to answer it," wit Morrison's unconscious commeut. "If you demand officially to know what my biisimt-s Is. I don't mind telling you that I am a I'nlted States detective eu the trail of a bund of murderers. I have rounded four of them up here iii Clin ton, and a in ready to put I hern in JalL I will have all the others within a week if you don't expose my mission here." lty this time Morrisons face waa atlame and his eyes bud lu them that unmistakable glare of insanity. HI splendid form was aqulver with excite ment, which Increased as he warmed up to his subject. Judge Mciteth waa quick to sot aside the verdict of the Jury and hastily adjourn court. Morri son retired to his oftice and locked him self In. That night he left Clinton aa quietly and unostentatiously as he had entered It two years before. Nothing has been seen or heard of him since. That afternoon Dr. Briu told a crowd in the drug store of how a few moDUis previously he liad examined Morrison and discovered his insanity by a-sking him the very question which, when put by Judge Mciteth. had set the strange young doctor off on hlsdiobby. And to this day the old citizens of Clinton who remcmls-r Morrison are still wondering how it wa that lie, le lng Insane, exorcised such a remarkable lllf "a tta Tocr cbazt ?" power over the minds of the Jurors with whom he served. Some of them think that despite this insanity he was a hyp notist. BIG ANTS USED IN SURGERY. How ludinriH in Deep Hrurilian Foreata Hew l'i a Wound. Down In the Brazilian forest sur geons are not always at hund and ho. pltais fitted with modern surgical ap pllances are few and far between. Hut these facts do not bother the Brazilian Indian. For centuries he has known how to fake care of himself, how to treat wounds and cuts and distemper without medical or surgical aid. and one of the most novel of these rude sur gical custom Is that of sewing up wounds with the aid of ants. Septicaemia and pyaemia have lieen banished from the world of stirgwy in civilization almost entirely by the pro gress mailt" in antiseptic methods and the Introduction of anaesthetics In sur gery has made jiossiblc oeratloti which fifty years ago would not lie dreamed of. P.til no surgeon, even of the most advanced school, left to him self In a Brazilian forest without In struments or appliances of any kind could cure for a cut us neatly us do the Indians. The means employed Is a species of very large unt. which is fur nished with very siwcrfiil mandibles, capable of biting through almost any thing. The lu -ect p;is no sting and no sw eliing or t n-r painful results follow Its biti!. Its lower Up Is a strange Joint ed organ, which the ant litis the power of pnJceiiiig fur beyond the upper lip on occasion. At Its extremity it ha a pair of stwerful forceps with which it can grasp mid hold tenaciously small obje is and nothing not encased in met al can nslst their strength. When the Indian receives a cut or wound from a knife or a thorn he pro-V c'-ciih to eaicii a number of these ant. Holding the lips of the wound close to gether, he applies the mouth of an ant to the cdgitj nnd the Insect at once blteo through and holds on. Then the body of the ant is pinched dfT at the neck and the Jaws remain llxed. Another and another ant Is placed In pts-ltlon until then- Is n row of Jaws along the wound, holding It firmly shut, and when It is healed the Jaws are removed with a forcc or other Instrument. This style of surgery Is strictly antiseptic, since there are no evil nfter effects from the lints' Jaws, and the bite Itself does not cause any Inconvenience, although the pain must be considerable at first Chicago Chronicle. Ilia Iteal Worth. Tne splilt of thrift which pervades, or used to porvHde, New I'.nglund, la amusingly Illustrated In a remark once inside by a Vermont farmer. He had !eon seriously III In mid summer, but his strong constitution st'sid hi in lu gvnl stead and he quickly rallh-d. On In-big neked In the nntuinn how lie was feeling, he said cheerfully: "(h, I'm fair to nihWlllng now, thank ye; but anyway It don't make so much difference, sedng the farm's retty well slicked up. If I'd 'a' died In hay ing or harvesting time, It would have Wii full fifty dollars' rUiuiage to me." Then, after a thoughtful Interval, ha added: "Cotno to think of It, that'a too low a flgger-slxty dollars would be ncuror!" it la Ike Maaae Thlac Jagg -Gimme a loaded acrobat. Burkeep-Wot'a datT .Tftggn -Tumbler fp f wUtky. f fj I A i Y i 1 i, 'S 4 "i, ,..'