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Vol. 55. Jasveh, Indiana, Friday, NOVEMBER 1, 1912. No. 4. " 1 1 1 1 'fwi m I - . I I i MALARIA f. headache, biliousness, in digestion, rheumatism, pimples, blotches, yellow complexion, eic, are all signs of poisons in your biood. These poisons should be driven oi:t, or serious illness may result To get rid of them, use E59 T 0 the old, reliable, purely vegetable, liver medicine, Mrs. J. H. Easier, of Spartanburg, S. C, says: " I had sick headache, for years. I felt bad most of the time, I tried Thed ford's Black-Draught, and now I feel better t$n when I was 16 years old." Your druggist "sells it, in 25 cent packages. Insist on Bedford's i KTew Service to öhirtaoYi . ill and intermediate Joints V la Southern Railway M.non Route. Effective March 4th, 1912, Mo- train "service between French LilCk and Chicago, on following scneauies. X. J J) X. JUV. CJCU',.U JjlCiV Al. I .VV XX. 1TJ . 10 03 PM Lv. Werft Baden Ar. 6.55 AM. 10.27 PM Lv. Paoli L 6.33 AM 10.45 PM Lv. Orleans Lv. 5.05 AM 11.JÜ tr&L JL.V, Bediord Lv. 5.3o AM 32 01 AMLv.Bloou1ingtonLv.4 22AM O "W" I T T T ii "T" - in l o.uu aim. jliv. ijiirayei e j-v. i ö Aivi 6.10 AM Ar. 63rd St Chicago Lv 10.30PM 6.45 AM Ar. 47th St Chicaeo LvlO 25PM 7,00 AM Ar. Dearborn Sta " Lv 10.15PM This train will afford excellent service between all Soilthean In- diana ppints, Chicago, 111 and in- 'Equigment of new train will consist of electrically lighted JTUiiiiiau uiawmg room compare- uieiib bieepiuK cars anu urst-ciass coaches. Southern Rv. trains leaving Evansville 6.20 PM, Can- neicon o.4orivif KocKporc o 4of lVl Louisville 4. .SO PM will mnlep connections with this new and improved service. I J. C. Beara Jr , AGPA, St. Louis Serious It is a TZery serious matter to ask for one medicine and have the wrong one given you. For this Wsunn w nrer vnn in nnvintr tft Lai BLACK TMEDFX5RDT3 - Liver Medicine Tht reputation of this old, relia ble medicine, for constipation, in digestion and liver trouble, is firm ly established. Ii does not imitate other medicines. Jt is better than others, or it wovsld not be the fa vorite liver powder, with a larger sale than all othtro combined. SOLD IN TOWN F2 O Again I.W.HARPER KENTUCKY HH1SKBY - - -r" and "ws?rjr r&ir For Sile by Ali Leading Dealers. JjEGJlLi blanks. Warranty Deeds, Qait Claim Deeda, Ohattle Mortgagee, Real Estate Mortgu goa, Inventories Suponena, WarrRnts, Reports etc. for Bale at thu Coukikh Ojtfick. It STATE F ENANCES HERE EXPLAINED RECORDS OF THE TWO PARTIES ARE NOW BEFORE THE TAX PAYING PUBLIC. PARW DECEIT -EXPOSED Records Show Democrats Have Paid Republican Bills, Liquidated Part of State Debt, and Reduced the Tax Rate. The average man Is too busy with nts personal affairs to make an exhaus tive study of the state finances. Be cause of the average man's lack of information regarding finances, the manner in which money is appropriat ed, the methods prescribed by law for its expenditure, and the real source of responsibility regarding the state finances, the Republicans and Bull Moosers have made a persistent at tempt to deceive the people by the following methods: ... x- jy- oeuDeratc misstatements of faofe t. By the facta. suppression of essential 3. öy jthe telling of half-truths. under8tand th0 state finances certain things must be home in mlnö Among these are the following facta- 1. Governor Marshall took office Jan - 1Qnq uaiy 1909 wnHim tt rvTVM -r 2 "llllam H- 0 Brlen' Democratic in ... . . auauor or otate, took office De cember 1, 1910. , ,ÄW1 W1Hlam lL Vcllmer' Democratic treasurer of state, took office Fob- ruary 10, 1911. Tbat prlor t0 January l, 1909, the täte had been under the absolute control of the Republican party , . . for sixteen years. 5. That the General Assembly of 1909 Republicans havine control of the senate. M ' . . . tuo uenerai Assembly vas, in 1911, for the first time In six teen years, entirely Democratic, t - and the Democratic party Is en titled to credit and is responsible for whatever legislation that was enacted that year. 7. That tho fiscal year for state buol ness ends on the 30th day of Sep tember of each year. I. That the General Assembly of 1009 appropriated all the money that ras expended by the state of In diana for tho fiscal years ending September 80, 1910, and Setffom ber 80L911 f. That no money whatever was ex pended by tho state of Indiana in the fiscal yearg ending September 10, 1910, and September 30, 1911, except fti iaid money was appro priated and authorized to be ex pended by the General Assembly. 10. That no money can be expended from the treasury of the state of Indiana by an officer or person, nlM Bald money la appropriated by act passed by the general asembly. 11. That th handling of tho finances of the state of Indiana is done through a board of finance, which by law. is composed f the gor crnor, tho auditor and the treasur er of state. That th iaid baard of finance was controlled by the Republicans for many ye art up to December 1, 1910, In other word. auditor oT s&tto, töoY önYce De cember 1, 1910. Up to that time Oecar Hadly had for iour years been treasurer - of täte. When Mr. O'Brien took office he and Governor Marshall constituted a majority of the board of finance and, thsreforo, the Democrati &ro responsible for the acta of the state board of finanoe from and after December 1, 1910, and not before. 12. That the practice of the finance oard calling upon county treasur ers for advance payments haa been In vogue in Indiana every year iince the year 1851, except ing only the years of 1858 and 1859. 13. The General Assembly of 1907 ap propriated all money for the fiscal years ending September 30, 1908, and September & 1909, 0 that whatever money was expended for the various institutions, offices I and commissions In the Btato of Indiana for the firat eight months that Governor Marshall held of offlce as governor was appropri ated and authorized by tho Re publican leglslatux'e of 1907. That In the election of 1903 tho only state officers elected by Dem ocrats were governor, lieutenant governor and superintendent of public instruction. The Republi can candidates for all other state officer were elected In the general election of 1908. 14. That in the general assembly of 1909 the Democratic House of Rep resentatives passed an appropria tion bill appropriating money- idf the two fiscal yean ending Sep tember 80, 1911; that after said appropriation bill was passed by the House of Representatives It was sent to the senate, which was controlled by the Republicans, and the Republican Senate increased the amount of appropriation as passed by the House $511,000.00, and the Republican senate com pelled the Democratic House to accept this Increase of $511,000.00. 15. Uhe Legislature of 1909 appropri ated moriey for the fiscal year erding September 30, 1-910. In ad ditlon to tho money that was ex pended in the fiscal year ending September 30, 1910, appropriated i by tho Legislature of 1909, was an expenditure of $213,982.73, that . . was appropriated by the Repub- : t llcan Legislature at a special ses sion, held in September, 1908. VOn September 30, 1910, the close of the last full Republican admin istration, there was in tho general fund of the state treasury $92,768. 85, but there was thn due and iir unpaid $103,000.00, coliseum boncfi and Interest. Two months inter- P3 Tened before the Democrats came into posesaion of the board of fl nance and 'assumed responsibility ! for the first time. During those J- two months advance payments if were called for in October to the amount of $210,100,00, and in No- lY) member to the amount of $228,200.- 00. These two advance payments, g together with the $92,768.35 loft in il; the fund., amounted to $537,068.35, und yet daring the last two months of Republican control all of this was expended with the exception of a paltry $9,463.91, which was all that was turned V r evsr to the Democrats. When tho Democrats assumed responsibility thsy found, then, $9,408.91 in ths treasury to pay ; th state bills and they found un ; paid, and due, tks following bills J wyuucu. Bad lt go hy Jfor, Ut Dtxuoaiitf to pay: uurrent bill .,.f 15,000 Coliieum bond!.. 103,005 Vlncennes Tiniver ity interest . . 14,000 I Total -.1812,000 Thus wt tht Psmtcratlo party handlcappsd at jhs bsglnninfl as rssult of ftsfuWtean mbma agsmtnt. Ten months vtr 2eft to ths Democrat of tkat fiscal year and during thosa ten xaoaths tha Dem ocrats not only att and paid ail tlwse Republican bills, but paid the final construction axpenss of the now Southeaster Hospital, the Tubtreuloiis Hoapital, the Vil lage, of Epileptics, and the School for tho Deaf. Small wonder that the Democrats made no payment on the state debt when they had hundreds of thousands of dollars w to pay on bills that Republicans A4St made and should have paid! Then cam the Democrats' in ning. On September 30, 1912, th first full fiscal year of Democratic i control of finances cams to a close. Every current bill was paid. " Two new state institutions were maintained at a cost of $226,674i7. A town and township deficiency fund of $52,134.30 was paid. One hundred and fifty thousand dollar's on the state debt, which was- not due until 1915, was paid. This saved the tax payers over $5,000 in interest. And at the close of the fiscal year on September 30, 1912, there was left in the gene'ral fund of the treasury, after all bills were paid, after $150,000 on the state debt was paid, $132,65.8, Just compare the records of the .last year of Republican control, with the first full year of Demo cratic control. 17. But that is not all. This remark able record was made in the face of the fact that the Democrats reduced the total state tax levy 1 cents, which meant a saving to the tax payers of $280,000 a year. In other words, the Democrats reduced the taxes and had thou sands of dollars more in the treas ury than the Republican had wlth a higher tax rate and whth $312,000 in unpaid bills. 18. Much has been said concerning pay ments on. the state debt and Mr. Durbin boasts about the record paying yearof his admiaistratlon. ... That year almoal $700000 was turned over to the state by ths United States on the war claim nd thh; money, with the raising or saving of which Durbin had nothing to do was applied to ths state debt. 1 As a matter of fact It was the wisdom of the Democrats luring the Matthews administration which created the state debt sinking fund for the ultimate liquidation of the state debt. This fund was suspended during Han ly's administration on the ground that Durbin had paid on the debt to the neglect of current expenses, and that tho close of the Durbin administration found the state suffering from an enormous de ficiency. The Republicans, In contol of the finance board, paid nothing on the state debt during the years 1907, 1908, 1909 and 1910. The Democrats then returned to power and after paying all tho unpaid Republican bills, they paid in 1911 $103,000, Collssum bonds, and $150,000 in 1913 on tho state debt If left In powsr the Dsmocrti will Continus paying on ths state dsbt and thtr will be no suspen sion of ths sinking fund to mttt sxtratagant sxpsndlturts of ths ssopls's money. U.Muoh buncombs has ben resorted to by the Republicans regarding the "great building period" under Hanly's administration. If cradft ... ir-n? t ajl Ii lg for author- izing the "building because the pay ing of the bills was saddled onto ths Democrats. The special session of the Re publican Legislature of 190S sad dled onto the Democrats the fol lowing obligations, which had to be met in 1910: Southeastern Hospital.. $160,130.67 School for the Deaf. . . 79,084.37 Epileptic lage 4,471.45 Girls' School (storo bouse) S66.18 Total .1244,552.67 The Republicans appropriated the monsy and the Democrats paid the bills for "the Great Republi can Bunding Period." 20. It is trus ths Democrats increased appropriations in soma particu lars, but ths money was well spent t Do ths farmers object to this: Tho Democrats gave $75,000 for ths agricultural experiments at Purdue University where the Re publicans only gave $25,000. Is Ulis money well spent? Do ths enlightened people of In diana object to this: The Demo crats gave to the addditioual main tenance trom the general fund an nually to Purdue University $17, 500, to tha State University $17, 500, to tho State Normal, $12,500, while the Republicans gave abso lutely nsthlng. Is this money well spent? Ths Rsf ublicans try to deceive tho r- - people by showing that the state benevolent institutions arc costing more now than during Durbin's administration. This is true, and why? 1. There are several more state institutions to maintain, and tho more -institutions the greater-the cost 2. There are many hundreds more Inmates in, the state insti tutions now than during Durbin's time and the more people to feed and clothe the greater the cost. 3. The cost of food and clothing is many, per cent higher now, as every man knows, than during Durbin's tims, and the increased price paid by private citizens for food and clothing hits the state the same as it hits a private citi zen. How Would Dirrbln Reduce the Ex penses of ths State Institutions? 22. The Republicans have charged falsely that the Democrats bare been extravagant in expenditures Does this look like it? The first full year of Democratic control, closing September 30. 1912, shows net disbursements in general fund of $2,937,070.43, or $755,804.86 less than the last full Republican year. 21. Regarding extravagance in expen dituro it must bs kspt in mind that state officials only spend the money appropriated by the legis lature. Bearing in mind that the legislature 1907 was Republi can, that of 1909 had a Republican Senate which raised the appropri ation bill of the House almost a million dollars and succeeded in forcing an Increase over the bill fathered by ths Democratic House of about $500,000, and that the legislature of 1911 was Democrat ic,, study thes appropriations: . Appropriations, 1907.. $4,524,089.01 Appropriation, 1909.. 4,844,158.98 Appropriations, 1911.. 4,177,860.00 Ü. The ysar 1908 was entirely Repub lican. Thar can be no dispute about that. They had all the state scTlccs and had the ltglslatur of 1907, which was Republican In both branches. The total dis bursements of the general funs' for that yaar were: (Theie figures .taken from John C Billheimer, Republican audi tor's report: j Total Gönsrai Fund, Srcus 'f6,49f,Q77.2o Lsas a4vario par meats 1,?72,S23.$6 Lss transfer war4K ' rants . . . ,r SQ,720,S1 Lesü boardf bimi . slon aad "'depart iliQaiÄl.sjatjjfLn.si . ;f,'t, paTt? from ' stafS funds 200.696.73 Total to be deducted.. $2,804,241.40 Leaves total net disbursements, General Fund $3,692,836.85 The first full Democratic year is 1912. The Democrats had all of the state offices, and in 1911 the General Assembly was Demo - cratic for the first time In sixteen years. The total disbursements of the General Fund for 1912: Total General Fund, gross $6,043.127.07 Less ad van co pay ments 1,720.661.00 Less transfer v,rar- ' rants 1,045,931.16 Less board, commls . . sion and depart mental expenses not , paid from state funds 344.464.43 Total to be deducted.. $3,111,056,59 Leaves total net dis bursements, Gener al Fund ...$2,957,070.48 This shows $75.S&t36 less ex pendituiTs in the HcTnocrefc fis cal yer of 1912 then the Rsjn-b-11 can year of 19CS. 25. fn 1906, 1907 f-nd 190$ th r.-t t but 3 cents was nddfed to ü.j C eral Fund by tho Republican j.. Islature. Tho amount thai ' General Fund wes inresrc 1 .. raising the levy from 9 centi to 12 cents was as fellows: 1006 ....$494,132.25 1907 512,919.20 190S .... 539,674.74 Total ... $1,54.6,726.19 . i What is 'the. 'difference between. the Rpub4ican mode of getting money into the General Fund and, the transferring from the Sinking Fund to the General Fund? 6. In order to eonceal the deficiency at the cl"3e of the Pscal year Sep tember 20. Iiiß9 thö Rrinnbli täte off oft v? ! t -.no a - gnst ami $:;-mt r MlKii) bills and 'paid the., in Cctober. 1909, or the ne,;t fisr?J year. The amount of Vu-.q hö!d-0Yer" bills .total $213,982 1?.. 17. The Republican r?: u Full itfeose press and craters hivxi lor month, chargr-d, tin arc n' wr charging, that the Dara;:raüe party has In creased the si.'.aries of officers and employes snd increased the num ber of commiasioas and the crr eral expenses of the state govern ment. If a man's living oxponson for each of the ye&rs 1008, 1909, 1910 and 1911 were cue thoussnd dol lars and his living expr.ca Cor tho year 3sVj v. t-re orly j.ve hun dred dütiarn, it is plain he llv d more economically in the ye:tr 1912 than in any of t'-e years 1909. 1910 and 1511. As with the Kin, so w!!li the state. If the suf spent Ics in the fiscal year cr.Ji.13 S to l.r SO, 191-. tt-jiL it sjcirt in ;tny of the fiscal 3 cars ending September SO, 1908, 1309, 1910 and 1911, no ne can truthfully charge that tho 'democrats, who had full control in the 'fiscal year ending Septem ber 30, 1912, wer more extrava gant in that fiscal year than those who had control of our etato finances in any of the prevffcs wars above named. TAXPAYER You arc In position to dstermlrve for yourself whether there haa betn a reduction In the etat tax rata. Look on the back af your tax receipt and compare the first year tf Democratic control with th laat year of Republican con trol. Yeu wfll fine a reduction of 1J4 n.t. J .WUÄAM H. O'BUIEX, Auditor of State. J v- WILLIAM X. VOLLMER, , Treasurer of State. ,