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THE RICHMOND PALL.ADIU3I AXD SCN-TELEGRA3I, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 1910.
PAGE FOUR. Tte Richmond Palladium and Son-Teleerain Published and owned by the PALLADIUM PRINTING CO. laiued 7 days each week, evenings and Sunday morning. Office Corner North 9th and A streets. Home Phone 1121. RICHMOND. INDIANA. RadIh G. Leeds Editor Charles M. Moraa . . . Maoeart" Editor Carl Berahardt Associate Editor W. K. Poaadstoae News Editor. SUBSCRIPTION TERMS. In Richmond $5.00 per year (In ad vance) or 10c per week. MAIL SUBSCRIPTIONS. One year, in advance $5.00 Six months, in advance 2.60 One month, in advance 45 RURAL ROUTES. One year, in advance $2.50 filx months, in advance 1-60 One month, in advance 25 Address changed as often as desired; both new and old addresses must be given. Subscribers will please remit with order, which should be given for a specified term; name will not be enter ed until payment is received. Entered at Richmond, Indiana, post office as second class mall matter. The Association of American 2 Advertisers (New York City) has j L sxaminsd and certified to the circulation 1 faf this publication. Only us ngures ox eJraUttoa contained in its report an L goarsittssi by the Association. INDIANA AND IOWA. Des Moines will welcome today a large and representative body of men who have come from Indiana to study into conditions west of the Mississippi and incidentally into the Des Moines plan of city government. Because they did not know the Des Moines of three years ago they will not appreciate to the full the change that has been made. But as they look at the street lights, the Coliseum, the beginnings of the new city hall, the east river bank being cleared, and hear of the Y. M. C. A. campaign and of the other assured improvements of the near future, they will know that Des Moines has been doing something in the past year or two. There are certain unmistakable Bigna of a live city that we flatter our selves are plainly to be discovered in Des Moines. It may please our visitors to know that it was the example of Indian apolis, their own capital city, that first fired the ambition of Des Moines. Indianapolis, like Des Moines, is an in land capital, the commercial center of a state not wholly unlike Iowa in re sources, owing its great and sudden development to a net work of inter urban and steam railroads. What has happened at Indianapolis was plainly possible to Des Moines. Why not then take advantage of the opportunity? Des Moines expects the same net work of interurbans and the same consequent growth. If In return for the inspiration we have drawn from the capital of In diana, we can give the Hoosiers a hint or two in the matter of city govern ment, the exchange will be fair to everybody, and Indiana and Iowa can side by side step to the front in leadership of this middle west. Des Moines Tribune. FROM NECESSITIES TO LUXURIES Concentration of study on the high cost of living is bringing out some very interesting suggestions from ex perts on political economy. One fac tor in the problem that has been prac tically lost sight of is emphasized among other and more familiar causes by Prof. Ralph H. Hess of the depart ment of economics and political science at the university of Minnesota, who dwells in an interesting and instructive way upon the economic effect of with drawing large portions of the popula tion from production of staple com modities for the purpose of engaging in the manufacture aud distribution of luxuries. An enormous number of American citizens, Prof. Hess argues, have been incited by prosperity, not only to es chew useful production themselves, but to create a demand for articles ministering to their pleasure, so that indirectly the loss of useful commodi ties to society is considerable, though the demand for those necessities is in no wise dlminnshed, but is actually augmented. He holds that the growth of a non-productive leisure class in the United States has been unusually marked in recent years, so much so that In this feature of our national life we doubtless far surpass the rather pretentious efforts of all European countries, with the possible exception of England. This is an economic fact of pro found significance. The reduction of the effective labor power of the coun try Is apparent, and the logical deduc tion implies contracted market sup plies and increased prices. No com prehensive statistics of this' movement are available, but the tendencies are well known and beyond doubt play an important part in advance of prices. A recent summary purporting to cover the cost of sport, a minor diversion of the leisure classes in Great Britain places the estimate at $225,000,000. AN EXAMPLE OF CONSERVATION On top of all this discussion of the Ballinger-Pincbot affair comes a proposition from John E. Ballaine of Seattle, to Senator Beveridge, offer ing the government fifty cents a ton royalty on all coal mined, If given a lease on 5,000 acres of coal lands in Alaska. Mr. Ballaine states in his proposal that about 100,000,000 tons should be the yield from the 5,000 acres, making a royalty of $50,000,000 for the government. It is estimated that if all the coal land in Alaska was leased on this basis it would mean an income of over $8,000,000,000 to Uncle Sam. These are interesting figures inasmuch as at the present time there is a strong lobby in congress working for a bill which. If passed, would practically donate Alaskan coal lands at the low rate of $10 per acre. The above comparison gives a definite example of what is meant by conservation; the prohibition of giving away the rights and property of the people to individuals and corporations with a "pull," when the same property could be made a source of great revenue to the people. The men holding public office should remember that they are placed in office to protect the rights of the people, and not to sell these rights to the highest bidder, at private sale. This same principal of conservation is in every branch of govern ment. It applies to municipal government in the way of franchises. No city should give valuable rights until it is first assured that the same privilege could not be sold at a higher price to other interests. The magnitude of our own expendi tures in this form of entertainment is indicated by the fact that we are spending annually $175,000,000 for the materials consumed in hunting and fishing, thus employing 118,000 per sons and a capital of $2uO,000,000. The argument by Prof. Hess is the first we have seen directed to this as pect of the price question. Of its es sential soundness there can be but little doubt. One has only to recall the well understood fact that war has for one of its worst evils the with drawal of large industrial and agricul tural populations from their accus tomed activities to appreciate the sim ilar significance of very large with drawals of producers from staple food and clothing to engage in the manu facture of such luxuries as automobiles and so-called sporting ' goods. The coming census will show the propor tion of our people In different pur suits, and it is impossible to doubt that the number in the industrices where prices have risen enormously is in creasingly and disproportionately small compared to the increase in pop ulation. Indianapolis Star. IMMENSE CONSTRUCTION WORK There Is one feature of the activity now prevailing throughout the United States that insures permanent benefits to the country at large and to the va rious localities in which this form of progress Is most in evidence. We refere to the past year of en largement of the volume of building operations and to the very evident fact that 1910 is to be the record breaking year in the. building annals of the United States. There is not a single city of impor tance in the country but reports con tracts closed, being prepared or in process of negotiation to a far greater number and value than ever before known. What is true of the cities is true of the towns, the villages and the rural districts of nearly all the states and territories. Here in the central part of the United States we have full knowledge that this is true of the cited districts of population within the range of di rect observation and we are also aware that the manufacturing inter ests of this section of the union are preparing for great extensions of ex isting plants and a development of business that will call for the construc tion of many new ones. East, west and south all report the most flourishing conditions in the building trades. Immense demand has set in for building material of every class and character, and the call for working men upon construction work has never been so great as it is at the present time in the preparation that is being made for the opening of operations of the spring. There never were so many men em ployed during the winter months upon construction as there are this Janu ary. In all the large cities the working forces have been busy every hour that it was possible to work upon many large operations. The character of the structures In OUT-OF-ORDER KIDNEYS ACT FINE AND BACKACHE SIMPLY VANISHES. Just a few doses regulate the Kidneys ending Bladder Misery. The most effective and harmless way to cure backache and regulate out-of-order kidneys, or end bladder trouble, is to take several doses of Pape's Diu retic. You will distinctly feel that your kidneys and urinary organs are being cleaned, healed and vitalized, and all the miserable symptoms, such, as backache, headache, nervousness, rheumatism and darting pains, in flamed or swollen eyelids. Irritability, sleeplessness, or suppressed, painful or frequent urination (especially at night) and other distress, leaving after taking the first few doses. The moment you suspect any kidney or urinary disorder, or rheumatism, begin taking this harmless prepara every portion of the country are of a far more substnatial and permanent nature than those that were erected in prior years and in the cities especial ly many are designed to stand for centuries as specimens of good work manship and fine architectural skill. It will be centuries before any of our cities will reach the maximum of population or approach the cessation of improvements and construction to accommodate their inhabitants, but never in our past history has there been the pressure for new construction to serve as homes for the people as is now in evidence throughout the en tire United States. Money spent in this class of work is spent to the very best interest of the various communities and the nation at large. The inhabitants secure from these operations the very greatest results through the flow of cash in the varied and various channels while the work is in progress, and the finished edifices remain a permanent advantage to the people. This extraordinary Increase in con struction work of all classes can not fail to act as a stimulant to many other branches of general business. Cincinnati Enquirer. FORUMOFTHE PEOPLE Articles Contributed for This Column Must Not Be in Excess of 400 Words. The Identity of All Con tributors Must Be Known to the Editor. Articles Will Be Printed in the Order Received. PLEA FOR THE HARD DRINKER. To the Indianapolis Star: If you will permit me I would be glad to make my little plea for the poor, unfortunate victims of the liquor traffic, known as the booze fighters, that something may be done to better their condition and put them on the road to a better life and a nobler man hood. I live in one of those cities that voted "wet" at the local option elec tion, and suppose we are entertaining more than our share of these unfortu nates. Unfortunate is really a very tame lifeless word to express their condition. Homeless, friendless, de spised of men, feared by women and looked on with horror and distrust by children, cold and hungry, unable to do a day's work. And who would hire them? Forbidden to beg truly they have reached That lone land of deep despair where No God regards their bitter prayer. In this condition they wander the streets these bitter cold days, with no helping hand, no pitying eye, no home, no shelter, and if any thought of a better life or existence or help in the grave taught to expect Tempests of angry fire shall roll To blast the rebel worm. And beat upon the naked soul In one eternal storm. Such a prospect! Such bitterness of soul, these Christmas times, while w? are singing the glad tidings of peace on earth, good will to man. Do we believe these things? Are we consistent, humane? Does not a sense of justice demand something better for these poor victims of a legal ized traffic which brings wealth and a living to the dealers and revenue to the city and government that permit it, and helps to sustain schools and institutions for the education and up lift of the more fortunate? What more just than that a percent of this tion as directed, with the knowledge that there is no other medicine, at any price, made anywhere else in the world which will effect so thorough and prompt a cure as a fifty-cent treatment of Pape's Diuretic, which any druggist can supply. Your physician, pharmacist, banker or any mercantile agency will tell you that Pape, Thompson & Pape, of Cin cinnati, is a large and responsible med icine concern, thoroughly worthy of your confidence. Don't be miserable or worried an other moment with a lame back or clogged, inactive kidneyr or bladder misery. All this goes after you start taking Pape's Diuretic, and in a few days you feel and know that your kid neys, liver and urinary system are healthy, clean and normal, and all danger passed. Accept only Pape's Diuretic fifty cent treatment from any drug store anywhere in the world. OIF Temporarily idle, its SAFETY should your first consideration. Our Capital and Surplus fund should be used to provide a home for these truly most wretched or men? A FRIEND OF THE FRIENDLESS. Richmond, Ind. Incidentally, it should always be borne in mind, there remains the al ternative for these drunkards to keep sober. AN ANSWER. In the Indianapolis Star of Jan. 19th appeared an article under the above heading signed by a Friend For the Friendless. Richmond, Ind., and being personally interested with others for the reclaimation of "inebriates" I will endeavor to reply to the above article which is also printed with this letter. Presuming that the friend for the friendless is one of that unfortunate class, he must always bear in mind that he himself, is largely to blame for his present condition and not wholly the dispenser of strong drink, if he were to control his own personal weakness in not giving way to a sel fish and unnatural appetite for the flowing bowl he would not have to walk the streets these cold nights, etc. If the friend for the friendless is will ing to work and keep himself straight, he can get started oa the road to self keep and independence, as several men in this city are now doing. An appeal was made in the local pa pers recently for 1,000 with which to establish a home for the purpose of helping that class of men, but joth ing has come of it as yet. The scheme we are inaugurating and under which we have some men working now, is this, the man signs a contract for us to receive whatever wages he may receive for a stated per iod, then we take him to a doctor, who is Interested in this work with us and he makes a thorough examin ation of him as to his physical condi tion and prescribes for him according ly, then we find him work and a boarding house, we also get whatever he needs in the way of clothing, etc.. and make an accounting to him at any and all times he wishes of his money. The next step we hope to take is to secure a- home to which any and all men can be taken who make resolu tions to reform, where they may re ceive constant suggestions from their envirouraent whereby they may be come respectable American citizens. While this movement would have a wider field of operation in a larger city, where there would be more avail able material to work on, yet we have plenty here to experiment with. Ten men earning a dollar and a half a day would net such an insti tution forty-five hundred dollars a year, so it will be seen that after phil anthropy had launched the ship it would reach port without further help. I am sorry my friend for the friend less did not sign his name, as I would have been only too glad to have got into immediate touch with him. R. J. WIGMORE, Director St Paul's Chapter Brother hood of St. Andrew. Items Gathered m From Far and Near Champ Clark Spoke First (Philadelphia Record) There might be some plausibility in Resources Wo Pay 3 on and Wo Solicit Your IBM RICHMOND the tale about ex-President Roosevelt and the Speakership were it not for the consideration that the office of Speaker of the next House is already bespoken by a Democrat. Some Others Got Cold Feet. (New York World) As for the Western Governor who complains that he got only ice cream at the White House, some Insurgent Congressman might tell him be was lucky to get cream with his ice. Where Dick Is an Expert. (Baltimore American) The best thing the British politi cians can do in their present muddle is to ask Mr. Croker to get naturalized and run the campaign like the real thing. One Way of Making It Stick. (St. Louis Globe-Democrat) A perusal of Upton Sinclair's "nov el," "The Jungle." is recommended as a fortification to the antiraeat eaters in their resolution. Might Try Cincinnati Next. (Washington Post) If J. P. Morgan can merge the pas sengers into the seats on the New York subway trains he will be enti tled to a lasting hurrah. Barometer of Champ's Predictions. (Nashville American) The success of Champ Clark's lec ture tour may always be gauged by the size of the Democratic victory he pre dicts on returning. The Party Is Used to Hard Luck. (Milwaukee Sentinel) Colonel J. Hamilton Lewis thinks i Senator LaFolIette is really a Demo crat. Well, the Colonel is not alone in that opinion. Looking for More Trouble. (Atlanta Constitution.) San Francisco wants Roosevelt to come home that way. And she has already had one big earthquake. Teddy Never Heard of It (Baltimore Sun) Seems like old times to hear a President referring to the constitution i of the United States. POLITICAL ANNOUNCEMENTS JOINT SENATOR. WALTER S. COMMONS Candidate for Joint Senator from Wayne and Union counties, subject to Republi can nomination. CHARLES W. STIVERS, of Union county, is a candidate for Joint sen ator from Wayne and Union coun ties, subject to the Republican pri mary election. REPRESENTATIVE ELMER S. LAYMON Candidate for Savings Accounts Timo Certificates Business. Representative of Wayne County, subject to the Republican nomina tion. LEE J. REYNOLDS, of Hagerstown, candidate for Representative of Wayne County, subject to the Re publican nomination. WALTER S. RATLIFF Candidate for Representative of Wayne county, subject to the Republican nomina tion. JOINT REPRESENTATIVE. JOHN C. HARVEY Candidate for Joint Representative, from Wayne and Fayette counties, subject to the Republican Nomination. TREASURER. ALBERT R. ALBERTSON Candidate for Treasurer of Wayne County, subject to Republican nomination. COUNTY SHERIFF H6RI Oand outy. JESSE A. BAILEY Candidate for sheriff of Wayne county, subject to the Republican nomination. EZRA N. THOMPSON Candidate for sheriff of Wayne county, subject to the Republican nomination. LAFAYETTE LARS H Candidate for sheriff of Wayne county subject to the Republican nomination. One term of two years only. OSCAR E. MASHMEYER Candidate for sheriff of Wayne county, subject to the Republican nomination. COUNTY CLERK. FRANK M. WHITESELL Candidate for County Clerk, subject to the Re publican nomination. GEO. MATTHEWS Candidate for County Clerk, subject to the Repub lican nomination. WM. K. CHEESMAN Candidate for County Clerk, subject to the Repub lican nomination. F. F. RIGGS Candidate for County Postpone Buying AllDry Goods. Wait For Emory. HILL : CANDIDATE FOR Sheriff of Wayne County Scct to Use BcpaMlcan NomlMttost 01. oo 05.00 010.00 050.00 0100.00 0500.00 1,000.00 be Clerk, subject to the Republican nomination. W. E. EI KEN BERRY Candidate for County Clerk, subject to the Repub lican nomination. THOMAS R. JESSUP Candidate for Clerk of Wayne County, subject to the Republican nomination. COUNTY CORONER. DR. R. J. PIERCE Candidate for Coroner of Wayne county, subject to the Republican nomination. DR. MORA S. BULLA Candidate for Coroner of Wayne county, subject to the Republican nomination. COUNTY AUDITOR. L. S. BOWMAN Of Hagerstown, can didate for Auditor of Wayne county, subject to the Republican nomina tion. ALBERT E. MOREL Candidate for Auditor of Wayne County, subject to the Republican nomination. COUNTY ASSESSOR. ALBERT OLER Candidate for As sessor of Wayne county, subject to the Republican nomination. THOS. F. SWAIN Candidate for As sessor of Wayne county, subject to the Republican nomination. WILLIAM MATHEWS Candidate for Assessor of Wayne County, subject to the Republican Nomination. COUNTY COMMISSIONER. ROBERT X. BEESON Candidate for Commissioner of Wayne county, subject to the Republican nomin ation for the second term from the Western District B. H. UXDERMAN Candidate for Commissioner of Wayne county, subject to the Republican nomin ation from the Middle District THEODORE P. CRIST Is a candidate for County Commissioner (Western District). Subject to the Republi can Nomination. m