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VOLUME 7, NUMBER
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Tho farmers national congress mot
tit Oklahoma City, Okla., and elect
ed the following offlcors: Colonel
Benham Cameron, Stagevllle, N. C,
president; first vice president,
Joshua Strango, Marion, Ind.; second
vice president, A. L. Strayer, Illinois;
fepcrotary, George M. Whittaker,
Washington, D, 0.; trcasuror, W. L.
Ames, Oregon, Wis.; executive com;
mittoe, J. C. Wickey, Ocean Springs;
Miss, (long term); L. Morrison,
Greenville, Pa. (short torm). It was
decided to leavo the selection of tho
next meeting place to tho executive
T An Associated Press dispatch from
;Now York says: "The first convic
tion in tho cases' on tho disclosures
in the legislative investigation of in
surance affairs in 1905-06 was ob-
tained in tho district attorney's of
fice tonight when a jury In the crim
inal branch of the supreme court
found Dr. Walter It. Gillette, former
ly vice president of the Mutual Life
Insurance company, guilty of per
jury in the third degree. The ver
dict was accompanied with arecom
mendation for mercy. The maxi
mum penalty for this degree is ten
?, A dispatch from Wheeling W;
fVi.,,follows: "What is said to be
he .most sweeping injunction 'ever
issued against organized labor wa's
granted at Philippl, W. Va., today
by Federal Judge Dayton. The in
junction, which is temporary, re
strains John Mitchell, president; T.
15. Lewis, vice president, and the
district officers of the" "United Mine
Workers of America from organiz
ing or interfering in any way with
about' 1,000 non-union miners .em
ployed by the Hitchman Coal , com
pany Glendale Coal company and
the Richland Coal company, located
infcthe Wheeling district. , A hearing
in the case will be held In Parkei's
bug next month."
A llbelj suit i brought -by VQif
Moltke, aV dormant statesman and on
triUat Berlin," resulted in many dis
closures of an immoral nature. Tho
k ;itrlaT" created a great sensation
iff T.xurougiiout tne empire.
a flight of 876.4 miles. It is claimed
that tho Pommern would have gone
much furthor had not the Atlantic
ocean intervened, compelling the
crew to alight. Tho French balloon
L'Islo de France landed near Lake
wood, N. J. It was up about forty
flvo hours. Distance 875 miles. The
balloon America landed in Patuxent,
Md., covering 715 miles approxi
mately. The German balloon Dus
seldorf landed at Little Creek, ,near
Dovor, Del., covering approximately
776 miles. The American, balloon
United States landed near Hamilton,
Ont, covering approximately 650
miles. The American balloon St.
Louis landed near Westminster, Car
rol county, Maryland, covering 865
miles. The German balloon Aber
cron landed near Manassas, Va., cov
ering 680 miles. .The English-balloon
Lotus II, landed near Sabina
Ohio, covering 360 miles. The.
French balloon Anjou, landed at-Ar-menius
Mines, Va., and made 625
Washington dispatches . say that
the fleet ,pf American . ships .ordered
to the Pacific will return to Atlantic
waters within ninety days after its
arrival on the California coast.
Earthquake shocks in Italy result
ed in great destruction of property
and in the -loss of, several hundred
lives. ' '
The.Allis-Chalmers' company at
their Now York meeting showed a
deficit 'for the year ending June 30,
of $229,816. ..;,
The National Civic Federation in
session at Chicago adopted resolu
tions "calling upon congress to' ap
point a commission for the purpose
of investigating the trust 'question.
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The races at St. Louis for the in
ternational aeronautic championship
cup resulted in a victory for the Ger
man entry, the Pommern, sailed by
Oscar Erbsloeh. The Pommern
landed at Asbury Park, N. J., after
THE COST OF LIVING
Mr. Albert Britt, in his discussion
of "The Actual Cost of Liyfng," .in
the Independent, analyzes various re
ports and statistics and reaches,. the
conclusion that tho increase in, tho
nvmg expenses or. uiq people exceeds
the Increase in their earnings. And,
as an introduction to his argument,
he mentions the fact that not long
ago tho Massachusetts bureau of la
bor statistics said that in 79? stores
inf Boston 45,482 debtors, or, about
7 per cent of the population of the
city, were on the hopejess list, and
they owed over half a million dollars.
This fact, we think, is Qf more im
portance than 4k$ statistics which
deal exclusively with solvent families.
,But beyond all statistics and conclu
sions derived therefrom, the .fact is
well known to every householder in
the country that the cost of living
has not only largely increased, but
that it continues' to increase" although
labor has apparently reached the
high water mark.
Statistics may be jjiggled to "prove
anything. The householder cares
nothing about them when his own
experience is sufficient to inform Him
of the trend of tho times.
The department of commerce and
labor through the bureau of statis
tics has published interesting data
on tho question; so has the Massa
chusetts bureau of labor statistics,
but the rule seems to be to observe
conditions amonc the poorer classes
of people. Thoy live hard at best.
When the price of food, rent and
fuel goes up, they simply deny them
selves because it is either do that
or starve. Thoy suffer their priva
tions without complaint andope for
better conditions which never come
to their hopeless surroundings.
The chief pressure of the rising
cost of living falls upon the great
middle classes tho people who are
accustomed to comforts and a modi
cum of luxury. They find as a rule
that taxation increases, that food
products soar and that clothing
steadily advances in price. Much is
said about the extravagant tastes
which inevitably, develop in periods
of prosperity. There may be a bit
of truth about that, but it is never
theless true that hundreds of thou
sands of families, thrifty and pros
perous, simply do without the abund
ance or quality once enjoyed because
the price, has gone beyond them and
they deny themselves arid keep on
i the safe side.
There are many reasons, of course,
for the increasing cost of living. Tax
ation, trusts and other Influences con
tribute to such conditions of life,
but we must not overlook the fact
that the pressure is greatest in cities
and that the cost usually increases
as a city grows. There are yet
abundant opportunities in the rural
sections of the country to live well
and cheaply, but at present the cities
seem more attractive to the migrat
ing population, than the farms. Food
is the most expensive of all the neces
sities of life and the man who produce's-his
fobd Is not likely "to endure'
the hardships that fall to those who
must buy. Houston Post.
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Talking about settlement work
among the poor of London, the
bishop said that the wife of a certain
man came to him one day and, re
ferring to her husband, aaid:
"Yes, bishop, he's a very nice man
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DR. D. A. WILLIAMS,
528 P. O. Blk., East Hampton, Conn.
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now rnd the next Democratic National Convention, unless unavoidably
prevented, and to use my influence to secure acleai honestand straight-
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"What happened?" she-asked.
"I bent the lcitty a little," he said,
briefly. Youth's Companion.
A GRAVE DANGER
The American Protective Tariff
League will take notice tha.t the
earthenware manufacturers of Wil
liam McKinley's former congressional
district have declared for reform of
the tariff. At the rate at which
things are going on the whole1, tariff
crockery threatens to be knocked in
to potsherds. Philadelphia Record.
The First Battle
A Story of tho Cnnipnign of 1S9C by
W. J. XlRYAN
A collection of -Tils speeches and
biographical sketch by his wife. Il
lustrated octavo. 673 pages.
When the few copies I now have
are sold this book will bo out of
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dreda of knotty questions answered. Whole; nw
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Editor Jlran'a IconoclasU to Farmers' State Unioa
These three great speeches aro worth 4S 'Ptio
ovory larmer, Other hot stuff Is Included. I no
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patgn document. It will open tho eyes of tno in
row partisan bigot belilnd tho plow, flod know s no
needs light, aympatby and truth. To got inw
TRUTH into blm, It must bo put up TSAf will
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reach the. spot and do tho work. ''
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