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THE lUCimom) PAUJkDIUXX AH!) SUW-TEU30IIA11, MONDAY, APRIIi S3, 1C09.. Tt3 C3 'rfclfc2i Published u( swifted by the Iaaut i -.. dag wooS evenings and RICHMOND, CSMAMA. ....Haass; Ig KdMwr. ........ Wewe Ktr- SUBSCRIPTION TERMS. s la lOohnMmd 9M per year On ad- , vance) or 10c per week. MAIL UB8CKlmON& On year, la adranee ......... ...$ fix months. In adranee 2.0 Oao month. In advance .4 RURAL ROUTES. Ona year. In advance ......... ..flM Sla meatus, la advance ... . l.Jf Ono month, la advance M Address er-anred aa often a deelred: both now and old addresses sauat b given. Wubacrlboro wlK pleass remit with order. wMch should bo given (or a r-ec tiled term; aaroo will not bo ontrr ed until payment le received. Entered at Richmond. Indiana, post office e Mcond cUm wU matter. (Now York City) has ssl ssi Hfles le lee elilsil i ot tale yahllosttoa. Only the nans of msisisea in its rmart one ay ue THE "INDEPENDENT" PAPERS. i W - Kansas City Journal. The most transparent pretense in the calendar of Pharisaism' is the claim of superiority which ' so-called inde pendent newspapers assert over those that stand for party principles. This lofty assumption of superior goodness is not only truly Pharisaical; it is pat ently and absurdly false in fact. News papers, like Individuals, must have character to be respected, and charac ter necessarily Implies fixed princl pies, political and otherwise, and the courage of such convictions. In a free country where political parties are essential to a representative form of government a citizen without a party principle is a man without a patriotic Interest in the welfare of his country. Every citizen who . possesses any force of character is bound to form political opinions and align himself accordingly with one party or another. , Fortunately, mugwumps, or political eunuchs men without decided politic al convictions of any sort are rare in this country. Blind partisanship in any case la to be deprecated, and self- respecting citizens, as well a3 newspa pers, will not hesitate to rebuke their party where it is manifestly wrong; but In the main they are satisfied to submit their judgment in political mat ters to the will of the majority,' lie- cause majority rule is the keystone of the arch of free republican institu tions. Furthermore, men of courage and In telligence as a rule, are proud to avow the political faith that is in them and to do whatever they reasonably can do to promote their party's' welfare and success. Most honest newspapers do the same thing, for newspapers are very human after all; Newspaper owners and editors have their political convictions like other men who are worth their salt, and In advocating them they are simply performing a plain duty to society. Party newspa , pers have a double obligation to be honest and sincere,, the one of self-r spect and the other arising from the duty to keep faith with their subscrib ers, who have paid for the paper on the strength of Its political character be cause It harmonises with their own. It Is easy to tell where a newspaper with political principles will stand in any case. On the contrary, the so-called inde pendent newspaper is like a weather vane, turning with the tides of popu lar opinion, or else it is a mercenary free lance, always at the service of the best paymaster. Whether it panders to the prejudices and passions of the mob, or caters to the pur lent tastes of sensation seekers, with a view to swell ing its subscription list, or accepts a retainer from a corporation for the ad vocacy of, some privilege or interest, its motives are alike purely venal and selfish. In any event it Is never in dependent in the honest sense of the word. Always bitterly partisan in po litical campaigns, it is not only utterly unreliable and inconsistent, but, its ed itorial opinions and even Its news col umns are colored according to the In fluences, that for the time being gov ern its counting room. - The, average , so-called independent newspaper Is a positive menace to so ciety, not only by reason of its- free booting and blackmailing propensities, but because, having no fixed princi ples of its own It is constantly employ- In trying to pull down and destroy who have. : Its power for evil ' 3 all the more dangerous for the rea- son that its selfish and conscienceless schemings are invariably masked un der a pretended solicitude for the wel fare of the public. Signs of Prosperity. From the Philadelphia Record. Building activity is one of the best signs of commercial prosperity. Real estate Is hot very salable In bad tlmea and when Incomes are reduced people put off marriage or give up housekeep ing and board. When building opera tions expand It la pretty evident that people are getting married and hiring houses and coming to town instead of going away. It shows that incomes are larger and steadier. In fifty cities the amount of. building is twice as great as it was last -year. Forty of the fifty cities show increases. ' Harris A Business Administration As to the actual needs ot the town as a whole there Is nothing that the town could have during the next, four years which would do it more actual good than to have a business admiaistration. And this ., Harris can do and will furnish in so far as the mayor has anything to do with It. A business administration before .anything else means that a thor oughly honest man of experience, in handling business affairs shall de-, vote all his time to looking after the details and the expenditures and all fhe matters which are not delegated to some other branch of the city gov ernment. In this way by constant care the town can- he saved important sums of money so that the taxes can be lowered Instead of raised. ' A business which expends all its money for running expenses does not prosper it has to levy new assessments on its stockholders for any improvements and this money in this case comes out of the pockets of the people. , "' ' Those who are so anxious to bite at all the new things which have r been proposed for the city must remember that the way to get them is to get your money's worth out of the things we already have and to de crease the running expenses of the city. This can be done. . The expen ditures of the city can be handled so that they need not cost enormous i sums of money." The city is entitled to be run for the benefit of its clti zens. - The West Side hose house is a strictly business proposition for de- creasing the cost of fire rates and Insuring better fire protection. But unless the taxes are raised or the running; expenses of the city decreased where are you. The only sane way is to decrease the running expenses and build the hose house without laying an added burden on the people who foot the bill. If you have a business administration it means money in the treasury to do things with otherwise if the Improvements are done in a promiscuous manner without heed to the city's welfare you will at last get to a point where absolutely all improvements are cut off. The mayor should not dictate to council what shall be done and what shall not be done if he does he is dictating to the people. But. if council and the people want things done there is ono thing that is al ways true the citizens have to furnish the money. There are two ways that this can be done. DECREASE THE RUNNING EXPENSES AND SECURE THE MONEY FOR IMPROVEMENTS. INCREASE THE TAXES AND GET THE IMPROVEMENTS. ' BUT IT IS ALSO WELL TO REMEMBER THAT THERE IS A CON STITUTIONAL LIMIT AND WE ARE NOT SO VERY FAR FROM IT AFTER THAT" IS REACHED. WHAT. THERE WILL BE NOTHING TO DO BUT TO ALLOW NEEDED IMPROVEMENTS TO WAIT. UN LESS THE RUNNING EXPENSES ARE REDUCED. And the way to reduce the running expenses is too look after the expenses of the city all the time. It is a job, which, to be done properly will reauire all the time that a cood active honest man can devote to it. ALL THE TIME. , HARRIS WILL DEVOTE ALL HIS TIME TO BEING MAYOR. HARRIS IS THE ONLY MAN WHO CAN DO THIS. HARRIS IS THE ONLY' MAN WHO WILL DO THIS. ' HARRIS WILL UNDOUBTEDLY CALL AROUND HIM MEN OF RE SPONSIBILITY AND INTEGRITY AND WILL WELCOME THE GOOD ADVICE OF ALL THE CITIZENS. Do You Want To Slip Back? At the present time as the people of Richmond well know there Is not a largo amount of graft to be cleaned out In the town Richmond is scarcely a cesspool. It does not need somebody to purge it off foulness and uncleanness. It only needs to be allowed to recuperate to have its affairs well managed without any great amount of fuss "See what I've done." , In a way it can be compared to the present national situation. There is still much to be done but it must be done in a sane and orderly man ner. - There is no need to use dynamite on affairs all they need to have is a, good overhauling without hysterics. All that we need is not to slip back to the old way, A steady progress is a permanent progress a steady progress does not mean a reaction into the former paths of care lessness and Iniquity. : We agree with the many men all over town who feel that to go back to the Zimmerman plan the plan of the soft political job and the slip shod and criminally careless way of mishandling what belongs to the citizens of Richmond is not what is good for the town nor what we want. We agree with the citizens of Richmond who declare that this town has a reputation to live up to which is not narrow minded but simply decent; that the town cannot have dives and houses of prostitution with an accompanying rake-off for those in the city government. That means a blackmailing for protection everywhere it is tried. It also means the corruption of the police force.- And when the police force is corrupt all the riff raff of the places which are being cleaned out comes here to set tle and to practice their trades under the protecting eye of the police. It is not because the police are corrupt it is the man a little higher up which makes that condition and this is the condition in every town that protects vice. . '. Items Gathered in From Far and Near Why slip back? Why go back to the Zimmerman plan? . Has not tho Doctor proved in the 14 years he has held public office has he not proved ' that that is what will happen in the future. Men do not change their ways entirely. He does not claim to have changed. Why from the mere personal reasons elect a man who has held of fice continuously . Especially when almost all the burdens which are on the " people today are the ones left from his time. The conditions have changed but the taxes still have to be paid. The result of carelessness, mismanage ment and favoritism are still felt to some extent why slip back. Since the recent county local option election the people of this com munity will have to carry themselves well as they never hav had to be fore there can be no favoritism there must be enforcement of the laws. YOU KNOW THE ZIMMERMAN PLAN. WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF YOU GET IT IN OPERATION. THINK IT OVER DO YOU WANT TO SLIP BACK? A Business Administration. From the New York Times, President Tafts administration is developing its character, and thus far has distinguished itself for nothing more . conspicuously than by its pref erence to get results quietly, rather than to create contentions that ob scure business of more importance. The latest example is the President's expression of his desire that, when compatible with public Interests, heads of departments shall reply di rectly to questions which either house may ask. It seemed otherwise to Mr. Roosevelt. He regarded his cabinet as his clerks, and required communica tions with Congress to pass through the White House, and to contain the phrase "by direction of the President." Mr. Bonaparte and Mr. Cortelyou both humbled themselves sufficiently to comply in conspicuous cases, ; and a precedent which could do no good and, might be harmful would have been es tablished if President Taft had fol lowed the same course. Henry Clews Tells of The Nation's Business Conditions Golden Grain. 1 From the Pittsburg Gazette-Times. It looks as if the quickest way to get rich were to raise a few hundred bushels of wheat. '- i Will Win. From the Birmingham Age-Herald. Gov. Hughes has a knack of getting what he wants, and he will no doubt secure soon or late direct primaries. Radical Weather. From the Philadelphia Inquirer. Our principal objection to the weath er man is that he is an extremist. Real Excitement. From the New York Mail. It looks as though Mr. Roosevelt might have found sufficient excite ment by simply stopping off in Tur key. Talking About Him. From the Syracuse Herald. Mf . Patten's left ear must be almost blistered. TWINKLES . Sordid. "Your art may be appreciated by posterity." "Perhaps." answered the mercenary genius. "But that thought doesn't satisfy me. Posterity always insists on being a deadhead." No Value to Him. "What convinces you that criti cisms are of no value?" I "Because," answered the theatrical manager, "my show doesn't get any of the kind I can quote in, my adver tising." Odoriferous. The sultan is a man perverse Who has plied up regrets Till Turkish politics seem worse Than Turkish cigarettes! Conversational Opportunities. "So your wife is a suffragette. Why does she want to vote?" "She doesn t want to vote, an swered Mr. Meekton. "She wants to make speeches." "In mos' cases," said Uncle Eben, "de man dat knows enough to think befo' he speaks is liable to jes' go on thinkln'." WHICH? Cause - for Thanks. From the Indianapolis News!;. Chicago 1 talking about a 100 per cent increase In the price of ice this oammer, but thank goodness" there east be a similar decrease in the size HARRIS ZIMMERMAN f A MARRIED MAN WITH WIFE , AN UNMENTIONABLE PRIVATE UnD CHILDREN. LIFE" ; A MAN WHOSE WORD IS GOOD FAVOR F DIVES OPEN ' ING HOUSES OF ILL FAME. tON LAW ENFORCEMENT. AN UNIMPEACHABLE RECORD. A MAN WHO WAS OMPE, . W1L TENT WHEN FORMERLY IN OF , A MAN WHO WILL DEVOTE ALL . FICE. HIS TIME TO ADVANCING THE IN- 1 A MAN WHO HAS HELD OFFICE TEREST8 OF THE TOWN. TIME AND TIME AGAIN FOR A A MAN WHO WILL STRIVE TO SIDE LINE TO FURNISH HIM OP DECREASE THE TAX RATE BY PORTUNITIES FOR PROFIT. CAREFULLY OVERSEEING THE A MAN, WHO HAS HELPED BY CITY BUSINESS WITH UNQUES- BAD GOVERNMENT TO INCREASE TIONBD HONESTY. THE TAXES OF THE CITY. ' ANOTHER DEMOCRATIC ADMTN- A MAN WHO IS HOKE8T. V 1 8T RATION. . A MAN WHO CAN BE ELECTED. A MAN WHOM MANY REPCBLI- A MAN WHO WILL LOOK OUT CANS WILL BOLT. , FOR THE INTERESTS OF ALL THE A MAN WHO WOULD RUN THE i Cm&toNS. - ' TOWN FOR HIS OWN INTERESTS. The Real Sport. When you're talking of matters ath- .. letlc r : And seeking a practical plan To ease up the mods energetic That are felt by the average man; When seeking first aid to digestion And a fine set of muscles to boot There arises a pertinent question:. Oh say! Did you ever commute? Did you ever get up p the morning And rush for a 6 o'clock train Whose whistle was sounding its warn . ing Round the bend, like a demon in pain, In summer and likewise in winter, While neighbors in sympathy root? Did you ever show off aa a sprinter? Oh, say! Did you ever commute? Of tennis perhaps you are boasting; Perchance it is golf that you play The man you are possibly roasting. Who dwells 'mid the trees far away, You may be inclined to the races. Or swim or go rowing or shoot, But in seeking the hottest of paces Oh, say! Did you ever commute? When an Ostrich Kieks. "The only safe place In the neighbor hood of a kicking ostrich Is just be hind it" said a zoo keeper. "An ostrich can kick a mule to death, but its kicks are delivered at an angle of 45 degrees. Within those 45 degrees, right abaft the "pope's nose' of the bird, there Is absolute safety. On the ostrich farms of California, when the herds are being drlTen, yon will always see the ostrich boys holding on to the tails of bad kickers. The kickers tear atong. and their scaly legs shoot out like piston rods, bat the boys in the shelter of the pope's nose are safe. New Orleans Times-Democrat. Condemnation. -What 'do you think of members of European aristocracy as sons-in-law?" asked the old time friend. "Well," answered Mr. Cumrox. "the way their relatives boss them around Indicates that they ought to make easy husbands. Washington Star. Tho Idietio Affair. - Irate Parent Am I to understand there is some Idiotic affair between yon and that Impecunious young ass. Lord BUarla? Fair Daughter (very sweetJy)-Only you, papalr-llluatrated Such changes as oocmrrod during the past week were generally towards Im provement Prices at times have shown some irregularity owing to real izations, but no genuine weakness. On the contrary, the undertone of the stock market continaos strong, and the consensus of opinion, la that tho mar ket baa not yet reached its topmost level. The two most noticeable fac tors are the improving tendency In general business and the continued great ease la money. Our great In dustrial and financial leaders are satis fied that the corner haa been turne-1 and are adjusting themselves accord ingly. It is true that much business depression still exists. The process of readjustment ' la Incomplete, and much time will be required before our various Industries get back to normal conditions. This is simply history re peated; and after a series of years of extravagance and advancing prices It is but reasonable to expect a period of greater economy and shrinkage In com modity values. This, however, would not act as an Impediment, but rather as a stimulant to renewed activity. We have already seen that readjustment in the cotton industry and In the steel Industry has imparted fresh life into those two most Important lines of bus iness, a much larger volume of orders is now being received for iron and steel goods, and while the profit Is probably small, it is evident that the stoel industry has touched bottom. The business situation has. been somewhat adversely affected by tariff agitation for the past three months. orders for nearly all classes of mer chandise having been placed upon a hand-to-mouth basis. Neither job bers nor retailers cared to stock up be yond immediate requirements when the conditions of buying were) so un settled. As a result stocks of goods at both first and second hands have in many cases become much depleted. Meanwhile consumption haa been go ing on at much about tho ordinary rate. Cljhing and shoes am being worn aa usual, and there haa been no slackening in the consumption of food. except such aa may have been enforced by high prices. This situation means that as soon aa uncertainty la removed considerable activity must develop for the purpose of replenishing exhausted supplies. While, therefore, the tariff has lost much of Its effect as a dis turber of business, no real resumption ot activity can be expected until the outcome of that question Is foreseen. Nobody now anticipates any import ant changes from existing schedules, which is perhaps politically unfortu nate, as tho tariff question may loom up again in disturbing form at some future date. This, however. Is a dis tant problem, and has nothing to do with the immediate future. If, as it Is hoped, the tariff be settled before June 1, we may expect a further im provement in general trade; and should the next harvest prove any thing like satisfactory the coming fall should witness a very decided resumu tion of business activity. Another im portant element In the business situa tion Is the outlook for prolonged ease In money. This is quite aa Important to the merchant and manufacturer as to the speculator. It enables him to obtain the credit which he needs on good terms, and to make plans extend ing into tho future. In fact, continue! easy money Is one of the best and most natural tonics known for business recuperation. P&Zkai Am at 7 Cost Ten DtSmM ettQrass Cxrepf WUck Art Fue DoCars WOn MAYOR. BZSfSY W. GSUKER la a candidate for TJMyor. subject to th JOewabll- 8AMT7CL. K. MORGAN, candidate for Mayor, subject to tho Republican EDWARD H. HARRIS to a candidate tor Mayor, subject to tLe Ropvall FOR CITY CLKRK. BALTZ A. BE3CHER Is a candidate for the office of city clerk of Rich mond, subject to the Republican nomination. FOR JUDGE OF CITY COURT. LUTHER C. ABBOTT la a candidate for Jndge of the City Csurt of Rich mond. Ind.. subject to tho Republi can nomination. COUNCILMAN-AT-LARGE. MATT VON PEIN fa a candidate for the office of Councilmaa-at-large. subject to the Republican nomina tion. FOR COUNCILMAN. JESSE J. EVAN8. candidate for Councilman for Second Ward, sub ject to the Republican nomination. THE WOMAN AND THE HAT. John Franklin Grimes . "J If I were a little woman V,i In a big or little church. ; " And I wore a great big bonnet To the sanctuary perch. I would cast a thought behind me. Where a sinner or a saint Vainly tries to see the preacher Where he is, or where he ain't. I would try to keep from vexing Folks that come for praise and prayer And I fain would soothe their tamper Rather than to make them awear. Though the preacher be not handsome, I have heard from far and near That there's one that wants to see him T Is the fellow in the rear. To the preacher it is funny. If withal 'twere not so sad. To be witness to the wriggle Of the fellow that's so mad. Back behind the serried mountains Of the millinery clan, There are awful cogitations Of a helpless, little man. And he tows by all that's hoi That he never, never more Will allow himself to enter Through the sanctuary door. And I'm sure the little woman. In the big or little church, ' Is so very like an angel - That she will not use the birch On the preacher, so heroic. That will tell her to her face What the person just behind her Thinks will have becoming grace: It Is this, mine frau und fraulein. That the person in the' pew. Who has come -to church this morning, And is seated back of you. Much would rather see the glory Of your fair and shapely head. Than the decorative plumage Of the birds that now are dead. DISGUSTED FRITZ IS M PLEASED Wedding Fee Turned Out to Be Good One. Wooster, O., April 26. Justice Frits of Franklin township was paid $50 for marrying a couple he did not know, but did not discover It until today, months after the wedding. At the close of the ceremony the groom handed Justice Frits a pair of kid gloves. Fritz, who to a bachelor. concealed his disgust and later turned the strange marriage fee over to his mother, remarking: "What In the world do ! want with kid gloves?" , . Later Fritz decided. to try on the gloves just to see how his hands would look In them. Tucked In each of the ten fingers he found a $5.00 bill. IIOBTHERO SYSTEM FIGHTS IlilRDI Bsnesnnann Will Resist the Invasion or the Clearwater Country In v Idaho. BUILD COMPETING LINE "If you didn't take so much interest in horses yon would be better oSr ex claimed an angry wife to her husband. "You have had horses on your brain all your lifef "I suppose that Is how I happened to marry a nagf" retorted the husband. London Expi Victim of Cireumstan "That Englishman la a fanny chap," remarked the . hat salesman In the big hotel; he hasn't been oat of his room today." "No; he Is a victim of circumstances," confided the coffee salesman. "Victim of clrcunsotancesr "Yes; ho put bis shoes outside his door last night, according to tho Eng lish custom, and somebody threw them at a cat down the arsaway." Chicago News. . ... ; , ; Rebuke. . A chill, dark, autumnal morning. A breakfast table with an overcrowded tribe of clamorous children: A wor ried mother and, an irritable father muttering something about "no decent elbow room.' A small child npltfts solemn eyes from his plate and says. "Hadn't one of us better die?" Lon don Academy. Knew His Dad. Teacher Several of your examples In arithmetic are wrong. Johnny. Why didn't you ask your father to help yon? Johnny 'Cause 1 wasn't looking for trouble, that's why. Exchange. In China an overtaikatlve wife may be divorced on that charge alone. , NORTHERN PACIFIC CORN OF ENGINEERS TODAY STARTED TO WORK IN RESISTING - THE HARRI MAN ADVANCE. Missoula. Mont. April Tne Northern Pacific la prepared to resist tho Harrtman Invasion of tho country country In Idaho. A party, consisting of twenty North ern Pacific en4ineers from Portland, arrived here Friday under tho direc tion of William Mayer, locating engi neer tor the Northern Pacific, The outfit left here this afternoon quipped with supplies for a long Jaunt. , It to believed that tho corps Is headed for the Lolo river and It to likely that the survey will bo along the route selected by the Northern Pacific years ago for a right-of-way between Missoula and Lewis ton. On tho Idaho side of the Bitter Root mountains both the Northern Pacific and tho Union Pacific have had con tending parties in the Held for two or throe weeks. The Harrtman party brought here by Engineer Chase has been on tho route since April 17. Kitty Peels Guilty. It was Kitty's first dinner party. An her dinner escort was presented to her she noticed that ho wan a amber of the new family who Sad recently moved screes tho street from her. During- the meal there chanced to be n discussiott of varlews kinds of beauti ful preSlea. Wishing to ssy something complimentary to the shy debutante. Kitty's partner remarksd: "If yon will allow me to say so. your own profile la cry charming. I should think you would be tempted to spend n great deal of ttsae standing before your mir ror with n hand glass admiring the) pretty curves." To which Kitty, blushing scarlet, asked.. "Are yen Joking, or nave you really seen me do tsAtr-Upptncott's. : "If I were yon 1 wouldn't be n fool. IMggs. "True.', replied DIggs coro placently. , The unfortunate part of It Is that you are yourself." Circle. To Get ca Office Boy, or a Postica aa Office Boy The Office Bey of today is the Employer of OSce Boys tomorrow. In selecting an OSce Boy for . your place of frnajrrrt. it is well to take an interest in him from the start. Do it by OTrrSnz n Want Ad for htm yourae? and ptecferj it cn oar CTasnjfircl page under the besnSfcg'Doy Wanted." Bsny a taameas man has picked up "diamond m the roush" from Ck anawcriug of the Uttle ads placed under the heading v MStaatioas Wanted Boys." It should be the pride of s FsAer or toother to write a EttU Vat Ad that mtflirf attract the alTi?ifn of shrc wd Dossncas nar ii. : If you are a boy and read that, you are sure to get "next" the best of houses by placing a Went Ad ca our CIsssiSed page fcr a job. EUAIZPtES pap, mww ran nu aw. i vs. tSsav a MAN resd our little VVfact Ada when a Dov csd fsss sSscs tssds & fcrtnry. from tfag ess cf thsnri. It trVn but a fercr r-?:a:;j3 csh day to than cm eadna tsT pfcaYOUR rJirsas cy "crcj ostT rlctcnhr but Falhas XZcXh-n psge-tfae HONEY-MAKER end CHARGE Csdsr. Ttrnto it KOW. ol the chunk. . .