each of it to one another and let each signer take out a policy on his property for a stated amount. There need be no premiums paid, no salaries paid, no expense incurred. It was as simple as water. Let each man keep the money in his pocket until it was needed and not pay it out before it was. Judge McGaffney remarked that he had doubts whether such a plan would bind anybody legally. "Let those who will not be bound," responded Colonel Bowie, with indignation, " be lashed naked in the forum of public opinion by the scorpions of honest contempt! " [ Applause.] Mr. Bodine's move was carried and a committee with Colonel Bowie as chairman was being appointed to draw up an agreement, when the courthouse bell tolled the solemn chimes of " fire, fire," and smoke was seen coming from the furniture factory. Amidst much confusion the meeting broke. up, but the trust is to be fought by men who mean business.
FARMERS REFUSES TO ADVANCE RATES.
The country is still safe, but the liars in this town will have to hustle for a new subject. The Governing Grange of the Farmers Mutual Reserve Life Association held a meeting Monday and decided not to raise rates. The agents of old-line high-and-tight-rate level premium companies that has been bloodsucking this neighborhood since the war have been having it that the Farmers was bound to raise rates or bust. \Cell, it won't raise, and no smell of bust is in the air.