Anticipating a Prohibition Law.

Anticipating a Prohibition Law.

A Kansas village, says the New York Tribune, anticipating the prohibition law, bonded itself to the amount of $35,000 for municipal waterworks. Subsequently the burden seemed to be a greater one than could conveniently be carried, and the bonds were repudiated. The holders brought suit to collect interest and principal, and the case is to come up in a few days. In the meantime, however, something has happened. The bondholders will lose both w’ays, for, if they get a judgment, they will have only a vacant stretch of houseless land, worth only a few dollars an acre. The town has been put on rollers and skidded across the line to an adjacent site, where it is comfortably established and ready for business. As the place has neither railroad nor telegraph station, the operation was an easy one, and the exodus was completed before the creditors of the city were any the wiser. The most interesting point is, however, that the town has not now and never had any waterworks. What became of the $35,000 does not appear in the records.

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