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RICHMOND DAILY PALLADIU1I, WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 1904.
CROP CONDITIONS THE RICHMON D PA LLADIUM MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS PUBLISHED DAILY AND WEEKLY. EXCEPT SUNDAY. . : ; . ' . AT, 922 MAN STREET, Weekly Bulletin For Indi ana Indicates an ; En eourann Outlook. PHONES i CENTRAL UNION HOME 21 SI KNTEKED AT BICHHOKD POSTOFFIOK AS BKCOND-C1.A8S MATTER Jally deUvered.by carrier to any par of the city for six cents a week. . SUBSCRIPTION K AT IIS : ' DAILY VtMe ciy. six months. In advance "'1o- Oat side city, one month, in advance f' OuUlde city, one year, In advance w WEEKLY By mall one year, $1.00 in advance. V TT7 VP T T F? A IT t any time to get your paper from your carrier, you will con ir VU rlL fer a faor by ac once notifying the office by telephor- FAVORABLE WEATHER Sunshine and Showers Have Given Growing Crops an Impetus Malt ing Up For Lost Time. James R. Hart. Editor. S M Rutherford. Business Manager John S. Fltzglbbons. City Editor. - Farming Operations Are Kt-orted to Be Abreast of the Time of Year. (NOW MADE IN THE ORIGINAL P0WELLSM1TH& CO. FACTORY AT KINGSTON ,N.Y) 4SSSSS3SE2Z22ZS5BBBS0 -: r J U1 .V ;" T . ' ' " - - TAXATION THE CAUSE OF MOST WARS. Rev. Herbert S. Bigelow, a congregational preacher of Cincinnati, said in a sermon, recently, that taxation is, at the bottom of most wars. We submit an excerpt from his sermon and believe that it can be read with profit. "At the bottom of most of the wars of history there is to be found the question of taxation. Take the tl ree great events which stand out as the milestones of Anglo-Saxon liberty. "Prominent among the grievances Avhieh the people had with King John was oppressive taxation, and the Magna Charta which they wrested from him provided that no tax shall be imposed for our realm save by the common council of our realm." "The English revolution began with Hampden's refusal to pay the ship money and ended in the famous Deearation of Rights, which was written in the blood of a king and which declared: slmlluempywfvbgkqjr the use of the crown, without grant of Pailiament, is illegal. "The American revolution is the next scene in the great drama. That began with the Boston, tea party and was fought to vindicate the prin ciple of no taxation without representation. "These civil and international feuds, in which so much of the energy of mankind has been consecrated to hatred and death, were caused more by ignorance as to the right of way to raise taxes than by any innate de sire in man for war and bloodshed. "A machine will not stand the strain of its work and give satisfac tion until it has been constructed on correct principles. It is so with the machinery of government. Much of the friction and fatality has been due to incorrect principles of government. The most important power of gov ernment is the power of tax. If, therefore, taxes are not raised in ac cordance with correct principles: if in the performance of its chief func tion the government is fundament al-ly wrong, political corruption and economic distress are to be expected. i j "The conflict between organized labor and monopolistic capital aomunts to a kind of civil war. At the bottom of this industrial war -is the question of taxation. Until this question is settled right, the work of the arbitration will not be blessed. We cannot have industrial peace while the cause of industrial war exists. That cause, more than any oth er single -cause, is a barbarous system of taxation. "True, greed is a factor. The Avork of improved civil government is blocked by powerful interests seeking special favors. Our real enemy, however is not the greed of the few but the ignorance of the many. There is no more important work than to teach people what may be done by a right system of taxation to discourage favoritism and corruption and promote a more equitable distribution of wealth. "Our present equitable system of raising public revenue by levying a tax upon all property would not be just even if it were administered by angels. What Avonder then, that human beings have found it a stumbling-block?" "Under the caption, "The Strike is Hell," Bishop Spalding of Peoria, said: . - "I would say as Sherman said of Avar, that the strike is hell. Men who have been out on strike go back to Avork injured morally and not the same men. The children of strikers have been taught to taunt other chil dren of other Avorkmen. "The condition betAveen capital and labor is not improving, although I believe the anthracite coal strike commission accomplished good results. The present labor troubles in Colorado, San Francisco and Chicago are blocks to bettering the general condition of the country. "It is becoming more and more manifest that capital and labor are interdependent on each other. ' "I don't think there is in America any class of employers Avho delib erately do their men wrong. I believe the American people to be a people of good will toward labor and the distressed. I believe the people are free fro manarchistic ideas and that the tendency to socialism is only in a mi- nor way. I regard a permanent tribunal of greater value than one creat ed for each case of dispute. "I do not believe in sympathetic. strikes. The strike is the one weap on of labor organizations, and to deny that right would be to deny the right to organize, but the great object sought is to bring about peaceful settlements without strikes. "Labor organizations have accomplished much good." One of these great thinkers puts the stress on some form of conflict betAveen capital and labor. The other declares that it is becoming more and more apparent that there is an interdependence betAveen capital and labor. Here Ave haAe an actual condition and an actual relation. The condition must be removed; then the relation of interdependence will be come more apparent and both capital and labor will Avake up to the fact that one cannot exist without the other. This Avill be the beginning of a golden acre that will be rich in the greatness of the individual as a unit in the great brotherhood of man. This time must come and must come soon and Ave believe the Christian teacher will have more to do with its coming than the titidar statesman or the selfish politician. Indianapolis, May 11, High tem perature the daily maxima consider ably above the average for the sea son with normal amount of sunshine and occasional shewsrs at scattered places, prevailed in Indiana during the week just closed. These weather conditions were in a high degree favoratale to farming in terests, and, while there are still some complaints heard that the season is late, the progress made in preparing ground and planting spring crops, and the rapid germination and growth of plant life have gone far toward plac ing farming operations abreast with the time of year. Wheat that was left standing and rye and clover have made good growth, but, with rare exceptions, wheatfields promise less than half a crop and, as indicated in previous is sues of this bulletin, some fields of wheat were not plowed up solely be cause they had been seeded to clover. The sowing of oats, which had been delayed In many localities on account of excessive moisture in the ground, was practically finished, and the early sown Is up, shows good stand3 and is growing rapidly. Good progress was made in prepar ing ground to plant corn and a little planting was done. A large acreage of corn will be planted. Garden making and the planting of potatoes and the other minor crops were pushed vigorously during the week. Peaches, where not all killed, and cherries, plums and pears are in bloom. The peach crop Avill be light, but other fruit promises well. EPIDEMIC OF SUICIDE Indiana Is Making a Very Bad Show ing in This Line. Bloomfield, Ind., May 11. John Chuffman, sheriff of Greene county, committed suicide by shooting him self. He had considerable property, but is supposed to have been heavily indebted, especially as surety 6n notes, over which he brooded. He had been sheriff since Jan. 1, dividing the two years by agreement with A. F. Wilson, with whom he tied in the gen eral election of 1902. FOR SALE BY ALL DEALERS IN HIGH GRADE CIGARS. INDIANAPOLIS. ME DIJTRIWTERJ. .mm-mm AnlLI Lit M&uLU I isnini T duKliJ I . Cane Poles Jointed Rods ' LINES s Cotton, Linen, Silk REELS CarlisTe Hooks JDoub'e Gutted Hooks Floats and Sinkers Everything to Fish With HORN ADAY'S HARDWARE Store Phone 199 810 Main St. Hung Himself in Jail. Peru, Ind., May 11. Henry Quick, twenty-two years old, arrested as a horse-thief, eluded the vigilance of the sheriff and within half an hour after being locked in his cell he was a corpse, swinging by the neck from his cell bars. Two handkerchiefs supplied the need of a rope. He left a note addressed to his sweetheart, a young woman of Wabash, in which he bade her an affectionate farewell. aiirmaii 718 MAIN STREET Men's Tan Oxfords, band sewed, latest style toe, Blucher cut, best color, at, a pair Ladies' Tan Low Shoes, chocolate color, band lure, litest stle tee and tip, a pair $3.00 $2.50 Men's P. tn; Colt Low Shoes, button or lace, !0 AH Gocdyear welt, a baauty at, a pair j)OiUU Children's Low Shoes in straps or lace. Misses' Low Shoes in straps or-lace. "One of the most interesting periods of his career was Avhen he served as a ditcher. This extends over several years. In winter he taught school and in summer he dug ditches. He dug more miles of ditches in Warren county than any other man who ever lived in it. And he became known far and Avide as an expert ditcher." So says LikIIoav, the Avell-known cor respondent, Avho was brought up a Democrat, but is capable, neverthe less, of recognizing merit whenever he sees it. But who was this? J. Frank Hanly, the Republican candidate for governor. But Avhen he dug ditches he dug them Avell. And it is worth while for every ambitious young man in the state to stick a pin right at this place. The retail merchants of Richmond took the preliminary steps last night to form a mutual association for their benefit in carrying on their various branches of business. Such organizations haAe become a neces sity for mutual protection. The general public has no idea of the de mands made on the retail merchant. The program committee and the score card committee, and the carnival committee, eac, call on hi raofr patronage and he is often afraid to say no because some of these committees and their friends might become offended and boycott him. It is a good move ment and will make our merchants more dependent. Chloroform Made His Quietus. Anderson, Ind., May 11. E. P. Wil liams, about seventy years old, of Portland, was found dead at the Col umbia hotel. By his side lay a bottle half filled with chloroform. The body was removed to a morgue. There was no message found on his person. This Followed Dissipation. Terre Haute, Ind., May 11. Jacob Taylor, who served in the civil war and was a $75 pensioner, frequently threatened suicide following seasons of dissipation, and he died after drink ing carbolic acid. He was a man of family. We carry tlie best line of Children's, Misses' and Boys' Shoes in the city. A louU will convince you. We have just received a big line cl MEN'S CANVAS SHOES in high or low cut. FRED C. LAHRMAN, 718 Main Street. Why shouldn't the deed for a com fortable h;nie be m?de out in your name? Do you kn;w how easily vou can have it so? Don't you belu'e that it will be worth your Avbile to come and see me ard learn about it? Have helped hundreds, will help you. T. R. WOODHURST Despondent Over Sweetheart's Death. Brazil, Ind., May 11. Following the death of his sweetheart, Miss Dizzie Lehr, several attempts at suicide were made by George Moore, and he was finally successful, using carbolic acid. Mr. Moore was thirty-one years old. Old Soldier's Suicide. Wilkinson, Ind., May 11. Oliver S. Allee, ill for a year or more, and who shot himself with suicidal Intent, is dead. He was sixty-five years old. Allee served with an Indiana battery during the civil war. Impure Drinking Water jtressing ailments. Be careful and see is always a source of danger; dj'sen- j that the storekeeper doe3 not pawn tery and bowel troubles follow its use off some Avorthless substitute upon every person "should have handy a you as is sometimes done for the sake bottle of Painkiller (Perry Davis') of a few cents extra profit. Large which Avill quickly cure these dis-! bottles 25 cents and 50 cents. Brought a Revolver Into Play. Martinsville, Ind., May 11. Differ ences in the adjustment of wages claimed to be due, led to the dismissal of Charles Lafountain, painter, by Wm. W. Wilson, contractor for the erection of the Hill-Kahn sanitorlum, and Lafountain made a second de mand, following it up with his re volver and firing four shots. Wilson was slightly wounded in the neck, face and side. Lafountain expressed regret over the failure of the shots to kill. I WANT TO SELL a good 6-room House, Barn, all iii good repair, located on s'6rth Third street, for $1,450.00 It's That Man Moron 8th and North E Chas. H. Smith & Co. Invite your inspection of our Wash Shirt Waist Suits All new this season $2.oO to S ( each $9:98 Summer Underwear Gauze an Silk Gloves, Silk Waists, Belts, Hosiery, Neckwear. A new line of Walking Skirts. CHAS. H. SMITH & CO. 25 Ladies' Tailor Suits at a sacrifice Regular $15, $18 and $20 suits -Gauze and Isile fine Crowa wi Briigs Wort. TES CDi.C::UL. Dentist I 1 lUUu B o ml THIS IS NO FAKE. Rebekahs Wili Mset. Indianapolis, May 11. The twenti eth annual session of the Rebekah as sembly of Indiana will be held in the grand lodge hall, I. O. O. P., Monday and Tuesday, May 16 and 17. DONT PAY FOR IT TILL YOU TRY IT YOURSELF. EVERY ONE GUARANTEED TO GIVE SATISFACTION. THE UNIVERSAL" BREAD MAKER and RAISER Will thoroughly Mix and Knead BREAD in Three Minutes. Without putting bauds to the dougb. Simple and Easy to clean. L o o JONES hardware Co. o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o O o