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Lebanon Pioneer (Newspaper) - October 29, 1914, Lebanon, Indiana \ PAOS TWSLm THE LEBANON PIONEER ■»TABUSHBD IH usau _ r. MeKEV .............. mit«r •CbAUDB D. MdCBY ...... Amatmtmm* ÌM» KDWARDS .. BWIbcm Mauser ■ntered at the postolSce. Ijebanon, as second-class matter. •lAMHvtioB Price, per year .«1.90 Mcasker of tke Lehaaoa BvsIbcm Mea's AMoelatloB. IM Sovth Merltfaa street, epitome Of course they were worried when Thomas Taggart- consented to make a few speeches. Strange how this same Thomas Taggart keeps them all "worried all the time. He never worries. -♦- The corruption fund, given by the lopby interests which were chased from Washington, is being very freely distributed in Indiana, the Jim Watson-Deiavan Smith machin« presiding at the barrel. -4- Democratic department heads in all state oflaces have turned back big cash balances to the people, not using all their appropriations. This has worried the Republican-Progressive-standpat combination. How different from the good old days when Jim Watson and Jim Hem-enway were in congress! Then a man could be both a lobbyist and a congressman at the same time. Now those same people can't be either. Why doesn't Mr. Miller and also Mr. Beveridge apologize to the people for having disapproved all the Wilson and Ralston policies and reforms? It is the only chance they will have to square themselves with the public. -4- And now the very worst thing they can find to say about Wilson is that he has no business wanting the people to elect Democratic senators and congressmen. Too bad he can't suit some candidates. All other people are satisfied. When Superintendent Greathouse, of the department of public instruction, turned back over $13,000 to the people in one fund alone, through which the Republicans had returned practically nothing, he immediately got in bad with the Republican machine. What laws that the Wilson administration has enacted would any Republican or Progressive dare promise to repeal? Then why change any Democratic congressman for any disturbers of the peace who have nothing to ofier but obstruction to what the people want? -4- If the Democratic legislature and State oflBcials had not made such excellent records, and if the Republican newspapers had not said such nice things about these records between elections it might not be so hard for the Jim Watson-Deiavan Smith machine in this campaign. Democrats are proud of their national and state records. Republicans and Progressives have been and are challenged to specify any one thing of importance that has been done by either the national or Indiana state administration that these candidates dare promise to change. Beveridge and Miller and the Indiana candidates for congress on .their tickets declared war on Mexico when their nominating conventions met last spring. If they had been in the senate and congress they would have been doing that same thing. Then Wilson might have been forced by congress to go to war. The legislature of 1913 made a better record for courageous, constructive legislation than any legislature that ever before met in Indiana. The same interests that fought the progressive policies of Woodrow Wilson imd the Democratic senate and house also fought Governor Samuel M. Ralston and the Indiana legislature and with the same results. -«-- Ihe public service commission of Indiana not only turned back about one-fourth of its appropriation for the first year, but the benefits which it brought to the people in actual cash reductions from public utility charges have amounted already to several times all it cost. These are the best reasons in the world why the Republican machine should worry. In fact the state Democratic administration has found so many places where the Republicans were keeping the people's money that even if the old machine ever "came back" it would have a hard time establishing the old lines of communication between the state house and the office of Delavan and others who always In slst upon having their's first. If this country were at war with Mexico, the thing for which both Re publicans and Progressives declared In their state and congressional platform, the cost would probably exceed 1400,000,000. If we were drawn into war with another flrst-class power Bucb as a war with Mexico would haye brought about, congress would be compelled .to gire at least a billion as a starter. Again we B9j, thank Ood for Woodiow Wilson and a Vetao-«ntle mftjoxltj in the Miiata and eon* STMt. 8tin tarfhar tot M ba Oumk-Ml that tbMt dMaittn oC tloMi fiMt tafa aa thmn of • IF THCY COULD FOROCT. Wben tbe legislature of ms adjourned.'and âie x<ecord~of its accomplishments was fresb in the public mind, newspapers that. b&ve always stood for the Republican standpatters, no matter wjbat outrages they conunitted, wer^ forced to say good things of all that the Democrats had accomplished in that legislature. They had to say it was one of the very best and cleanest records that any legislature in Indiana had ever made, and that it passed some of the best laws on the statute books. Now that the standpatters, with Jim Watson and Jim Hemenway, of lobby fame, are in the saddle and managing the Republican campaign, hard pressed for campaign fiction they are laboring to find some weak spot in the Democratic armor. The best they could do was to find where the legislature had added ^1,500 a year to the salary of Charles Great-house as superintendent of public instruction, because they wanted a competent man. When it was sfiown that Mr. Greathouse had accounted to the state for over thirteen thousand dollars in one fund alone, which had never been turned into the treasury by his Republican predecessors, that quieted their machine guns for the time. Then with no specifications they began accusing the 1913 legislature of being bad. In the face of this comes all the go^d things said by their own newspapers while the legislature was in session and immediately following adjournment. This is hard to answer through the same newspapers so the best the standpat machine can-do, contemplating its ill-smelling lobby record, is to sit in Indianapolis and try to figure just how bad a third the Republican ticket is going to be when the votes are all in and counted. Going back to the day before the meeting of the Democratic legislature, on January 8, 1913, the Indianapolis News said this in an editorial, anticipating that something awfully bad was about to happen: "In the News of yesterday it was said that Thomas Taggart was in special demand, both with the men seeking jobs and the members of the legislature. This is because he is recognized as the real leader in this legislature, and more depends on him than on anyone else for the success or failure of the session. "We should rather rejoice that the responsibility is so clearly located at the very outset. Of course it is true that Mr. Taggart was never more powerful in the councils of the Democratic organization, if not of the party itself, than he is today. Very decidedly he has come back and his machine, which was supposed to have been wrecked two years ago. Is in fine working order. Now we are going to see what he is going to do with it. "It would be foolish to admit anything different and more unjust to criticise Mr. Taggart in advance. We have no such desire. All we ask is that his prominence - be recognized and his influence be acknowledged. He stands on an eminence where he can be seen by all men. The celestial light that beats upon a throne will beat away upon our old friend thus further illuminating his kingly office. "The crowds that are now thronging the hotels are revolving about Mr. Taggart as the central luminary and thrown into his orbit by a force that they cannot resist and do not think to- question. In other words, Mr. Taggart is 'it.' "In these days when publicity dogs the steps of the humblest worker in politics this great and conspicuous leader can-hardly hope to escape it. Perhaps he does not wish to. As to that we express no opinion for the truth will sooner or later emerge and the people can afford to wait patiently. As Daniel Webster said of Massachusetts so we may say of Mr. Taggart, 'there he stands.' Perhaps we might go further with Webster and say, 'and there he will stand forever.' But this is prophecy. It is enough to know that Taggart has it largely in his power, to make or mar the record of his party in the legislature that begins its work tomorrow." Since that editorial was printed by the Indianapolis News in the hope that it might, as the legislature progressed with its work, find occasion to criticise Mr. Taggart severely for the bad record that Delavan Smith expected to see made, it Is more than interesting to reprint just what that newspaper did say when it was all over. Remember in reading this comment that it applies to the legislature of 1913, which this same Indlanapo lis News is Just now saylng/made bad record. Listen to this from the Indianapolis News on the third day of March, 1913, Just a few days before the legislature adjourned: "This legislature seems to feel that because it has done many good things it now has the right to do as many bad things as it pleases. With the Taggàrt control withdrawn it is running wild, • • ♦ The danger Is,- not that a few tod bills may get through, but rather it is to be found in the temper of the legislature, for that is such as to make it probable that anything might get through. Scores of membefs are vottng for meaaares concerning which they ^eon-fe«Mdly known absolutely northint. {line work. Wa m^ Id m Ti»^ gaft that lie caaikot 00 iaadlDr:<eteapa1^ responsibiUty. ' The laglslitnr» lat stiH his legislature. HB HAS SHOT^N THAT* HE CAN CONTROL IT A^ IN THE INTERj^T OF GOOD THINGS. "The things that hare happened in the last few days would not have happened had his hand not been withdrawn. But having got through -the platform and administration bills, he seems to feel that he has iio further ^responsibility. He is very much mistaken. ' No doubt he is enjoying himself in Washington. But the people are payiitg for his pleasure. The Democratic party will pay for it. He has taken ofF his armor too soon. Let it not be forgotten that this is a Taggart legislature. TAGGART HAS BEEN IN SUPREME COMMAND. HE HAS USED HIS POWER WELL. One word from him would end this riot of bad legislation. But he is silent, and under present conditions silence is equivalent to license. Mr. Taggart is in Washington, but is still on the firing line in Indiana," • And yet after that testimonial to the excellent work of Mr. Taggart in serving the people,.the Illinois Smiths who own that same Indianapolis newspaper are today filling their columns with long stories telling the people, "with painful lack of specification" how dangerous it would be to have any one in public office who even knows Taggart. But this story would not be complete without quoting from another editorial in" the same paper after the legislature Adjourned, March 11, 1913: The people of Indiana took leave of the legislature which adjourned last night, with strangely mingled feelings. For a time it looked as though nothing would be done by it to provoke unfavorable criticism. All at once, as the doctors wofild say, there was a turn for the worse. But ust when it seemed that all hope of recovery was gone, the legislature took a new grip on itself, and it made fairly decent ending—much better than was thought possible after Mr. Taggart had withdrawn his hand. In the last few days many bad bills were killed and some good on$s passed. * • We owe,to the legislature an excellent public utilities law, a penal farm law, a loan shark law, a blue sky law, an anti-cocaine law, a vocational education law, a housing law and a fire marshal law. It is a record of positive achievement and the Democratic party is entitled to much credit for it. • ♦ • One other piece of good work must be placed to the credit of the legislature. Through the road bills passed by it, it opened the way to real reform. It did this by eliminating th Tripp-Newby lobby. * * * As usual there were good and bad influences at work. Among the former was Governor Ralston, to whose firmness we largely owe the public utit-ities bill. He saved the legislature from itself by vetoing several very bad measures. * * * The government throughout the session stood for what was right."All Candidates ■» - 1Have a better chance to win in a new Suit or OvercoatAll Parties SatisfiedCome in and look over our 500 choice patterns for fall and winter. Made to your indivinual measurement and guaranteed to please and fit.Charles A. Clark - '.-J4 SAME OLD BUNCH. 'It would be a mistake to think that the Republican party can even hope for success on the old standpat lines" said the Indianapolis News not so long ago. "The people seem very well satisfied with what has been done by the Democrats and well they may be," said the editorial utterance in conclusion. When President Wilson started to expose and drive the unscrupulous lobby from Washington, it developed that the bulk of the work of this lobby was concentrated in Indiana. In the campaign of 1908, that lobby sent $22,000 into this state to elect Jim Watson. The lobby was shown to be so shameless that even the Indianapolis News was forced to denounce its work. Today the same men and methods are in absolute control of the Republican sCate headquarters at the Severin hotel in Indianapolis, spending the money of the interests lavishly to thwart the will of the people. Look over this array of talent on deck every day at the Severin hotel sending out whole reams' of false statements, trying to fool the people. Here are a few familiar names: W. T. Durbin, Jim Watson, Jim Hemen-way, Jim Goodrich, Joe Kealing, Charlfe Bookwalter, Charlie Fairbanks, Will Hays, J. W. Fesler, Harry New, Will Wood and same sort, Including Delavan and Richard Smith, of the Indianapolis News. SIMPLY A LOVE FEAST. The Democratic speakers have an easy task in campaigning this year. They are not telling the people what they would do if the party were in power. They are telling you what has been done by the national and state administrations, and they are proud of it. All the things that the national and Indiana state administrations have done have been so popular with all the people, and the results and benefits to the masses are so plain that they have been subject for conversation until it is hard to find a man or woman who does not fully understand. It requires no Intricate or mysterious analysis and explanation, for instance, to tell an audience that the new tariff took the burden of taxation from those things which all the people must buy and use. Republican orators used to take whole evenings to explain a single item in their tarifi and if the audience ever understood why such laws should be the speakers seldom did. It is just as simple for Democrats now to show that the income tax rests most heavily upon those who have been fattening for years upon what they were able to take away from the producing and consuming masses through special legislation. These were they who carried on the campaign of scarecrow fiction seeking the defeat of the income tax law. Then the banking and currency re- We Want You To give this store a trial order for groceries. Our aim is to give yon the best your money wiU buy and we make a specialty of keeping the quality up. Bring your produce. Second Door North Interurban Station \ Charles E» L^eelce you can't blame them, for they are being kept otit of oflace. But they offer no substitutes for the things they do not like. They have nothing constructive to give you. Thousands of people in Indiana will meet during the remaining days of the campaign to listen to A^arshall and Ralston and Kem and Sliveley and Taggart and Adair and all the others who are out among them telling over and over again the many good things done by the Democratic party since the affairs of nation and state were intrusted to their keeping. The Republican party is divided into two parts professing in the main the same old principles. One part is synically hardened and defiant and the other rests its claims chiefly upon the assuipption that it has a monopoly of honesty. Viewing the work of the Wilson administration -the people form law, which the Republicans de- i ^ave their own notions of which party dared was going to crush all busi-1 has demonstrated its honesty. The ness. This bill, as Mr. Bryan told i Republican and Progressives have you, simply took the financial seat of j been pretty much of one mind in op-the government from New York to 1 posing the policies of the Wilson ad- "No legiilfttiir« that hàadlM itMlf In this way et» Iw^ t» wl« Ite ^ proTtf of fte MotitL tit «attuta it If the puzzle-picture method were to be applied to the present political situation, the New York World suggests that the caption would be: "Find the Republican, standpat or Progressive, who presents a new principle." Referring to the Indiana Republican machine that is manipulating the present senatorial, congressional. state and county tickets, the pusile might be to find t tingle man in the whole aggregation who hat not managed these, campaigns tor yeaiii past, in the interest of a corrupting plntocrtcy. Sucb famttltr faces, for Instance, as Jim Watton. fUnovs In connection with the cor* titpt lobby that Woodfow WUtoa mH" out of ^tm. WHk him ud^ tlwayt thera aft tiatition timet. Jim Htaraawtr* M Qoodrleh, nm iMtr. Jdt KtaUac; CAtilia Bt^ wttttr, tUMM iialtli, af m ^ ^ ^ Washington. The people may now use their own money without asking the permission of Wall street, or paying exorbitant interest to the house of Morgan for using the money that belongs to them. We have also kept out of wars with Mexico, or any other country or countries, because Woodrow Wilson and the senate and congress would not be driven to war by a lot of loud demands of the interests that might have made a few millions more through war and shooting'down of a few thousands of soldiers. Beveridge and Miller have told you in their party platforms that had they been in power they should have d^e-manded war. President Wilson and Secretary Bryan tell you they believe, it. They also believe that not only 'Beveridge and Miller, but all other senatorial and congressional candidates of all parties save the Democrats, would have opposed all the Wilson policies and will do so now if elected. In state issues there was more constructive legislation, more good busi-jness laws and more directly benefit-' ting the pocket book of the people of moderate or limited means than has ever been enacted by any other Indiana legislature. The vocational education law; the placing of all the state scho<ds upon a substantial and safe basis for all future time, unless Republicans or Prj»-gressives should some day get into power and repeal these la^Rrt. this not being likely to happen toon; the M>ad Itwt doing away with a lobby that heretofore was sustained by perqiiltr ites: the penal farm law; the fin mar> shal law; the pablio ntilitiet oonunit-tion. AU theie tad other lawt hara bean to plainly tad diiaetly beaaflti^ to an 'the people that there It . no affo* neat aectttavy and the woridngt of tU theta Sawt It peiftettr »lain. 9a tltfa faar tha Dtvittia^ oraftort aM tihiply^aal M ^«nybodr baliictM to thaia ha«^ aai. ba ham iMtaata aital ait |ha yta|lt ara Dtoattlilt. ministration in congress-, all of which makes clear the importance of voting for the return of Senator B. F. Shively, Congressman Martin A. Morrison and all other Democratic congressmen. "Taggart wants to go to the senate," says Beveridge in alarm. Ain't it awful? And we thought Albert J. was the only mai^ who had the right to want this. Besides why should Beveridge 'worry and get peevish over the idea that any good men want to be United States ^nator? So long as the people can find men like Shively and Kem it wiU give Albert more time to write books about political has-beens. You know he might even get into auto-blography. While the Republican and Progre Sive candidates, under the direction the machines and with the inspir tion of the platform utterances, a carrying on their campaigns of disa proval of the Democratic administr tion, but offering no specification and suggesting no constructive pr positions, one editor observes that used to be the proud boast of Repu lican leaders that their's was th| "party fit to govern." This sam^ editor thinks it would be most Inte esting to have somebody explai; what either Republican faction is no doing or saying which proves tha it is fit to govern. $100 Reward $100. The readers of this paper will b pleased to learn that there is at leas one dreaded disease that science been able to cure in all its stages, ani that is Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cu is the only positive cure now known to the medical fraternity. Catarrh being a constitutional disease, requires a constitutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally, acting directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the system, thereby destroying the foundation of the disease, and giving the patient strength by building up the constitution and assisting nature in doing its work. The proprietors have so much faith in its curative powers that they offer One Hundred Dollars for any case that it fails to cure. Send for list of testimonials. Address: F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo. Ohio. Sold by all druggists, 75c. Take Hall's Family PUls for constipation.—adv. oct The prettiest landscape we ever saw was one that had seven new bams in it. CHIIdr^O Cry FOR FLETCHER'S CASTORI A Room Mpuklmg at Half Price lOc Wall Paper 10c Many of you will remember our 10c IMe last year when you bought rare bargains. -Well, we we have some more bargains. 15C patterns worth from 12c to 50c a double roll. Your choice in this closing out sale at ;