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CM. . JAMAIS, Miter w4 tVANSE. . MICMW1X SUMMARY OF A WEEK'S EVEf ITS M03T IMPORTANT HAPPENINGS AT HOME TOLD IN CON DENSED POEM. LATE FOREIGN DISPATCHES Interesting Items of News Gathered from All Parts of the Glob and Outlined in the Briefest Mannei Possible. CONGRESSIONAL NEWS. The senate accepted the proposi tion of the house of representative!! to Increase the salaries of senators mem bers and territorial delegates to $7, 000 annually, and those of the vice president, the speaker of the house and members of the president's cabi net to $12,000. The senate passed the compromise Foraker resolution authorizing the committee on military affairs to In vestigate the facts of the affray at Drowns vllle on the nights of August 13 and 14 last, "without questioning the legality or Justice of any act of the president in relation to or connected with that affray." Representative De Armond, of Mis souri, Introduced a bill in the house authorizing the president to retire any judge of the United States when he thinks the retirement of such a Judge would promote the public welfare, and giving the president power, by and with the advice of the senate, to fill the vacancy thus created. The house of representatives voted to raise the salaries of congressmen to $7,600 a year. The house committee on agriculture decided to recommend the discontinu ance of free seed distribution, THE JAMAICA DISASTER. 'Rear Admiral Davis' mission of mercy to stricken Kingston came to an abrupt and painful conclusion In consequence of Gov. Swettenham's ob jection to the presence of American sailors engaged in the work of clear ing the streets, guarding property and succoring the.1 wounded and sick, cul minating In a sarcastic and Insulting letter to the admiral peremptorily re questing him to reembark all parties which had been landed. Admiral Davis promptly sailed away with bis three vessels. American refugees from Kingston arrived In New York and Issued a for mal complaint against certain British officials In Jamaica and especially Capt. Parsons, of the steamer Port Kingston, which was chartered for Sir Alfred Jones and party. The captain Is accused of driving refugees from his vessel, refusing them food, forcing them, Including women and Injured, to sleep on the docks and behaving generally in an Inhuman and uncivil manner. Gen. WInt at Havana, on re quest of the British consul there, sent army tents to Kingston. Gov. Swet tenhnm cabled his thanks to Washing ton, but did not explain his insults to Admiral Davis. a The president has assured Esme Howard, British charge, that the gov ernment has no Intention of paying any attention to the . Swettenham Davis incident at Kingston. Two more very severe shocks terrified Ja malcans Tuesday. Food and other supplies were sent from Boston and Panama. Vice Consul Orrett says the dead probably will number over 2,000, MISCELLANEOUS. Judge Oscar Hallam at St. Paul signed an order enjoining James J, Hill and other officials of the Great Northern Railway company from making the proposed Increase of $G0, 000,000 worth of additional stock of that company or Issuing the same or a part thereof during the pending lit! gatlon without first making an ap plication in writing therefor to the Minnesota railroad and warehouse commission and securing its approval thereof. Theodore P. Shonts has tendered his resignation as chairman of the Panama canal commission and has been elected president of the Inter borough Metropolitan Traction com pany of New York. Twenty miners lost their lives as a . result of an explosion In the Colorado Fuel and Iron company's coal mine near Prlmero, Col. . Henry Ball, a negro, was lynched at Greenwood, Miss., the home of Gov. ' Vardaman, . Tuesday night, by un known parties. Four men were killed and several . injured in a freight wreck on the Ohio division of the Baltimore A Ohio railroad near Letart, W. Va. B. F. Scott prominent lawyer of Ottawa, la., committed suicide by shooting himself In the head while brooding oyer his failure to be elected state representative last fall. Franklin G. Churchhlll, a veteran newspaper editor, died at Lansing, Mich. Former Gov. Hlgglns of New York is critically III with heart disease at his horns In Olean. Knute Ole Knudson was found not guilty of his wife'a death by poison ing and was given his liberty in Chi cago after the Jury had been out eight hours deliberating upon the verdict The Alabama house of representa tives passed a resolution approving the action of President Roosevelt in discharging the negro soldiers impli cated in the Brownsville, Texas, at fair. Fire in Vlroqua, Wis., destroyed the Vernon county bank and the buildings occupied by the Bell and the La CrosBe and Interurban Telephone companies. The house of representatives of South Dakota passed an anti-lobbylng bill, making It unlawful for persons Interested in legislation to approach members except through the regularly organized committees. The 200 Japanese immigrants who arrived at San Francisco on the steamer Alameda, and whose landing was not allowed by the immigration commissioner, were permitted to land later on instructions from Washing ton. , - A maid In the . service of Queen Olga of Greece has been arrested charged with the theft of diamonds valued at $2,000 from ornaments be longing to her majesty. The maid substituted paste imitations for the real' stones. . 1 The Red Cross sent by cable draft the sum of $5,000 to the American consul general, Rogers, at Shanghai for the relief of the Chinese famine sufferers. Ferocious wolves are causing nanie and havoc in the north provinces of spam. The heavy fall of Bnow has driven the animals into the plains, where they have attacked flocks and devoured a man and a child. The Kansas legislature in joint ses sion ratified the election of Charles Curtis as United States senator for the long term, also for the unexpired term of ex-Senator Joseph R. Burton. Porter county, Indiana, grand Jury and the state railroad commission are probing the wrecks at Woodville, Fowler and Sandford, which cost In the aggregate nearly 100 lives. Three serious fires in Richmond. Va., did damage aggregating $300,000. The armory of the Richmond Blues, the second oldest military company in the United States, was destroyed. Mrs. Narcissa Nance Kendrlck, aged 68 years, a niece of President James K. Polk, Is dead at Unlontown, Pa. The trial of Harry K. Thaw for the murder of Stanford White becan in New York Wednesday. All grades of fine writing paper are to be increased ten per cent in price, according to advlecs from Holyoke. Mass. Joseph W. Bailey was reelected United States senator from Texas by a vote, In both houses of the legisla ture, of, 108 to 45; necessary to a choice, 83. Senator Shelby M. Cullom was given the majority vote of both branches of the Illinois legislature. Capt. Thomas Peabody, who com manded the transport Sheridan when it ran on a reef off Hawaii last sum mer, has been suspended for six months. , Senator Guiseppe Saracco, formerly premier of Italy and minister of the interior, is dead at Blstagne. He was 85 years old. As a result of a revival the entire male population of Port Republic, N. J., has "sworn off" smoking. The vault of a bank at Crittenden, Ky., was blown opeen, but the robbers took only $500, leaving $4,000. The United Mine Workers of Ameri ca reelected President Mitchell and all the other officers. The main buildings of the depart ment of communications, Tokyo, Ja pan, were burned down, involving a loss estimated at $500,000. The volcano of Asama-Yama, in the Island of Hondo, Japan, has been in active eruption since last Friday. Jeffersonvllle, Ind., was thrown Into mad panic by a false report that the waters of the Ohio river had broken through the Pennsylvania railway roadbed and were flooding the town. J Dr. H. W. Haslett. of Grand View, 111., one of the injured in the Stand ford, Ind., explosion, died at Terre Haute. Fire in Richmond, starting in the building occupied by the Blues armory, threatened the chamber of commerce and other fine structures. The steamer Alameda arrived at San Francisco from Honolulu with about 200 Japanese laborers aboard. They were refused landing by Tmmi. gration Commissioner North, under in structions from Washington. The Cuban steamer Atlantico ran aground near Porto Padre and was a total wreck. The tidal wave in the Dutch East Indies engulfed the island of Simalu, drowning 1,500 persons. Gen. Luke E. Wright American am bassador to Japan, has made known to his friends that he will retire from the diplomatic service next August and will return to his home In Memphis, Tenn., to resume the practice of law. Gov. Deneen annotated B. A. Eek hart, of Chicago, and J. A. Wllloughby, of Belleville, members of the Illinois railroad and warehouse commission. The cold wave in Europe that caused intense suffering reached England. I The mutilated body of William Hes- ton was found hanging in a cabin near South Bend, Ind. . Severe earthauake shocks were re. ported from Alexandrovsk, the port of Sakhalin and Ellzabethpol. An aDDroDrlation of t2.600.000 will be asked from the legislature by the University of . Illinois. Of this sum, $1,600,000 is for running expenses and the remaining $1,000,000 for new buildings. The dreaded nun butterfly is annear- ing everywhere In Bohemia, threaten ins: the devastation of th forests. The woods of Saxony and Slllcla are also threatened. The ministry of aaricul- ture has appointed a commission of Investigation. . The Colorado senate ordered an In vestlgatlon of Senator Morgan's charge that he was bribed two years ago by a railway. The Arkansas house of representa tives refused to Indorse President Roosevelt's action in the Brownsville affair. . H. M. Berger, a private banker of Viola, Wis., was admitted to bank ruptcy. W. M. Robertson, a well known Ne braska politician, died at Norfolk, Neb. At least 23 persons were killed and 35 injured when a carload of powder exploded at Sandford, Ind., just as a Big Four passenger train was passing. The train was blown to pieces and the passengers shockingly mutilated. Revised lists give the dead in the Big Four wreck at Sandford, Ind., as 28, and the injured as 32. In a head-on collision at Fowler, Ind., on the Big Four, J3 persons were killed and many injured. Deep snow covered North Dakota and most of the northwest and put a complete stop to railway traffic. Senator Tillman made fun of the senate, was sharply rebuked by Sen ators Spooner and Carmack, and apo logized. Gov. John S. Little of Arkansas suf fered a physical collapse and will be confined to his home for several weeks. The Wabash river levee at Terre Haute broke and the suburb of Taylor ville was flooded, hundreds of people being driven from their homes. Indianapolis was selected as the next meeting place of the convention of the United Mine Workers in Janu ary, 1908. Thomas Burke, of Illinois, and Patrick Gllday, of Pennsylvania, were elected delegates to the Interna tional congress, which will be held next summer in Salzburg, Austria. The long and costly Shea labor con spiracy trial In Chicago came to an unsatisfactory end with the. $30,000 Jury unable to agree on a verdict Josiah Flynt Willard, whose experi ences as tramp, author, vagabond and sociologist under the name of "JoBlah Flynt," gave him a world-wide reputa tion, died in Chicago. The Merchants and Farmers' bank of Fairmont, Minn., suspended. The report of the legislative com mittee, finding nothing in the charges against Senator Gamble which reflects upon his personal or official integrity, was adopted by. large majorities In both houses of the South Dakota legislature. Republican legislators of New Jer sey renominated Senator Dryden, and in Iowa Senator Dolllver was renomi nated. A large steamer, believed to be the English steamer Areola, 3.500 tons, grounded on the. rocks close to Morro castle, while trying to enter Havana harbor. Paul Fournler and George Cyr, of Quiring, Minn., were arrested on charges of killing of N. O. Dahl and his daughter, Aagot, near Quiring in April, 1904. Fire of unknown origin at Utlca, Licking county, Ohio, destroyed the McKlttrlck business block and the C. W. Jewel hardware store, entailing a loss of $10,000. A midwinter tornado visited Black well, Okla., totally demolishing a num ber of buildings and injuring several people. John Leheman and hlswlfe were found dead near Appleton, WTIT pre sumably having been chloroformed by burglars. Dr. Thomas F. Mayham, aged 77 years, one of the best known pioneers of Wisconsin and ex-mayor of Fond du Lac, died in his office. Charges of graft by D. E. Potter, former sheriff, and members of the board of supervisors, which, it Is pre dicted, will rival the Dougherty ex pose 18 months ago, are being investi gated by a grand jury at Peoria, 111. It is declared that revelations will be made of dishonesty and theft that will Involve many county officials. Rev. W. P. McClaufln of Minneapo lis, was elected general superintend ent of the Unlversallat church, the highest position in the denomination. Robert Hall, the young farmer who was charged with having murdered Miss Mary Glass, a school teacher, at Whitewater, Kan., died without mak ing a confession. Colder weather and a gale of wind Increased the suffering of those thou sands who had been made homeless by the flood in Ohio, and a number of buildings that had been weakened by the water went down before the wind. Nicholas Sandstone, 27 years old, a tanner of North Woburn, Mass., was burned to death, and Otto Mletzner was probably fatally burned in a fire that destroyed the boathouse of the Medford Boat club. . Joseph N. Good, motorman, was killel and Willard Bradhurst, conduc tor, was severely injured at Bryan, O., when a passenger car on the Toledo and Indiana Traction line ran into a box car. By the explosion of the boiler of a Reading engine attached to one of the Atlantic City flyers at Blue An chor, N. J., the engineer, Edward Me Conaghy, the fireman, Frederick Ar thur, and an extra fireman named Clark were instantly killed. - Senor Coronado and members of his staff in Havana were challenged to fight duels because of the publication by Senor Coronado's paper, Discus sion, of a police raid on a cock fight at Marlanao, Cuba, Sunday. Santa .. Fe passenger train No. 4, east-bound, the Chicago Limited, was wrecked at Hutchinson, Kan., the en gineer killed and a number of passen gers Injured. Abe Attell knocked out Harry Baker, of San Francisco, in the eighth round before the Pacific Athletic clnb at Los Angeles, retaining the feather weight championship. LIENACETO ALL Giant Mail Order Concerns Are Sapping Country of , lt Wealth. SMALLER TOWNS CRUSHED By Assisting In the Centralization of Wealth, Patrons of These In stitutions Contribute to Their Own Injury. (Copyright, 1906, by Alfred C. Clark.) Every year millions upon millions of dollars find their way from the towns, villages and rural districts of the coun try, to the coffers of the mail order houses in the cities, and go to the up building of enormous institutions in the centers of population. Naturally, the sources from which the contribu tions are made suffer accordingly. Figures ever tell a better story than words. Here are figures which tell a story so stupendous that Its full sig nificance cannot be grasped in a mo ment, but the mere sight of which are awe inspiring: ' In the year 1905 two mail order houses, located in Chicago, did a busi ness amounting In round numbers to $80,000,000. In the year 1904 these same concerns did a business of about $62,000,000, a gain of $18,000,000 or nearly 30 per cCot in a single year be ing thus exhibited. These figures represent the sale last year of one dollar's worth of merchan dise for every man, woman and child In the country by two catalogue houses alone, and those operating from the same central point Dozens more of varying size and importance are oper ating all over the country from coast i. The "Man Behind the PJow" last year contributed a large portion of the vast number of millions which found their way Into the coffers of the mall order houses. The smaller communities to which It belonged, and" which were thus deprived of it suffered accordingly. to coast and from border to border. A fact not generally known Is that hundreds of concerns throughout the country which now are doing business through the regular trade channels are awaiting only a parcels post law. to unloose literature, already prepared in many instances, which would pro ject them into the mall order field, and this does not take Into account the hundreds and perhaps thousands of entirely new mall order concerns which inevitably would spring Into ex- 4 lstence under such friendly auspices. The two Chicago institutions re ferred to, already occupying Immense buildings, found themselves cramped for room. One of them expended not less than $1,000,000, and probably more, for a new home. The other lately has seeured a new location and also will expend at least $1,000,000 for an im mense new building. Anyone who will reflect even casual ly on the subject must become Im pressed that the influence of the mall order business is toward the central ization of wealth, and how enormous a part it is playing in this direction will be understood from a second glance at the figures which have been given above. 1 ' It Is due to himself that every patron of the mail order houae should inquire honestly of himself what the final out come is to be if the mail order busi ness shall continue to make the great strides which have marked its prog ress during the last half decade. It Is useless to repeat the well worn argument of the mall order concerns that they are selling goods enough more cheaply than the merchants in the regular channels of trade to leave their customers more money than ever to devote to home enterprises and institution)!. The fallacy of this statement has been proved over and over again by actual and minute com parisons of goods, as to their quality and prices. Te refute It finally and Indisputably by a simpler and more direct method it is necessary only to ask the rellablo business men of any of the smaller communities to show the evidence from their books and ac counts of the harm the mail order habit Is doing their communities. . It Is a truth as old as the hills and as certain as the rising and setting of the sun that no country or section of I a country can prosper unless the po j pie as a whole shall be prosperous. Such general prosperity as may exist cannot be retained If the institutions of the already- larger and wealthier communities are to continue to be built np by contributions that should be spent at home from the thousands of smaller communities. The need of the country, a desper ate need upon which the welfare of the Individual depends, is for x the upbuilding and continued progress of the smaller communities, so that the wealth of the country may be distrib uted over the entire country, and not congested and controlled in large amounts in a comparative few centers of population. Therefore, the man who sends away from his own community money which he rrfight have spent at home and per mitted a fair profit to the homo mer chant to be retained there for the benefit of tho community, is injuring his community, and thereby the pros pects for his own future prosperity. In a large number of Instances he is doing more than this. Unwittingly, or unthinkingly, perhaps, he is violating his own principles of right and Justice, for, at the expense of his own com munity, he is needlessly contributing profits to the capitalistic combinations which he continuously cries out are menacing the country. The mail order giants direct their energies particularly toward the peo ple ef the smaller towns and the agri cultural districts. In hundreds ol thousands of the homes of these the catalogue of the mail order bouse is ai regularly received as the home papel. The man on the farm last year sent a very large portion of eighty million! of dollars to two of these institutions, in one community, alone. In all sincerity we ask: Admitting, purely for the sake of the argument that t,he farmer or the resident of the small community can save a few dol lars on some of his purchases, or even that he could do so on all of them, can he afford to continue to impoverish his own community, upon which hit own prosperity, the very value of hlf lan" lepends? If he will ask himself this question and consider it soberly and fairly In all of its phases, including the many which cannot be touched upon within the limits of a single article, we think his answer must be that he cannot The wonderful productivity of this country has been sufficient to oven come the various adverse economic in fluences which have existed during the period of years in which the mall on der business has accomplished its greatest growth. Everyone has been "getting along pretty well." While ths Increasing flow of golden millions from their source In the land of the coun try to the already great centers oi money and population has held back the growth of the smaller communi ties, it has not yet occasioned a great disaster. The test will come with th first, pinch of "hard times," a condi tion which no country ever has been able to escape at recurring intervals. When this time arrives those com munities will best stand the test which have best conserved and husbanded their resources. . : JOHN S. POTTS. The Puzzle 8olved. Some time ago a merchant in Mar blehead, Mass., was discovered in his store at a very late hour, and in reply lng to inquiries, he said: "My .confidential clery is missing." "And what of ltr "Why, I'm looking' over the books, but they seem to be all right." "Have you counted your cash?" "Yes; and it is correct to a dollar." "Looked over your bank book?" "I have, and It is satisfactory. That's the puzzle, you see. He's skipped, and I can't make out what for." "Been home since noon?" "No." "Perhaps he's eloped with your wife." He hurried home, and found this to be the case. Wise David. Wife "Why do you always sit at the piano, David? 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Moreover, British and American read ers will probably soon have a chance' to read this tale, for Queen Alexandra, who recently -read It in the original, was so much Impressed by it that she advised the authoress to have it translated into English. This transla tion V now proceeding and the Eng lish versjn is to be dedicated to the oueen, who is herself a Dane. AWFUL EFFECT OF ECZEMA. Covered with Yellow Sores Grew Worse Parents Discouraged Cu tlcura Drove Sores Away. "Our little girl, one year and a half old, was taken with eczema or that was what the doctor called It We called in the family doctor, and V - . .. . . . um Bavo Home xaoieis ana soia iu would be all right In a few days. The eczema grew worse and we called in doctor No. i - He said she was teething, as soon as the teeth were through she would be all right But she still grew worse. Doctor No. a said it was eczema. By this time she was nothing' but a yellow, greenish sore. Well, he said he could help her, so we let him try It about a week. One morning we discovered a little yellow pimple on ' one of her eyes. Of course we 'phoned for aoctor iso. 3. He came over and looked her over, ' and said that he could not do anything more tor her, that we had better take her to some eye specialist since it was an ulcer. So we went to Oswego to doctor No. 4, and he said the eye sight was gone., but that he could help it We thought we would try doctor No. 5. Well, that proved the same, only he charged $10 more than doctor No. 4. We were nearly dis couraged. X saw one of the Cutl eura advertisements In the paper and thought we would try the Catlcura Treatment so-1 went and purchased a set of Cutlcura Remedies, which cost me $1, and In three days our daughter, who had . been sick about eight months, showed great improve ment and In one week all sores had disappeared. Of course" it could not restore the eyesight but If we had. used Cutlcura in time I am confident that It would have saved the eye. We think there-Is no remedy so good for any skin trouble or Impurity of the blood as putlcura. Mr. and Mrs. Ft Abbott. R. F. D. No. 9, FultonJOs- Lots of fools look wise. and lots ef APc$EtWe RATjQpni wimm men iook ouaerwise.