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illustrated.1905 Excerpt: ... Executive Message to the Sixty-fifth
General Assembly of the State of Indiana. Gentlemen of the Senate
and House of Representatives: The people have spoken, and you are
here bearing their commission to act. You are convened in an
auspicious hour of our history--the beginning of the last decade of
the first century of statehood--and under circumstances calculated
to inspire efficient and high service. Material prosperity outruns
comparison. Wealth surpasses precedent. Labor, agriculture,
manufacturing, mining and commerce have touched and passed high
tide and the ebb is not yet begun. Monetary conditions are at their
best. During the last year there was no failure of any financial
institution within the State. Taken all in all, conditions are
indeed unusual. They present to you a problem unlike that which
usually confronts legislative assemblies. Where others have been
called to consider legislation providing the means and opportunity
for the acquirement of wealth, you are compelled to devise
enactments requiring the just and wise administration of wealth.
Your problem is not how to create new industrial and commercial
opportunity, but how to save the industrial and commercial
opportunity which already is It is not how to make possible the
further organization of mighty aggregations of capital and powerful
corporations equipped to transact great affairs and to conduct
gigantic enterprises, but how to direct the purposes and limit the
operations of those which the industry and genius of the age have
called into being under existing laws, so that their benefits shall
be diffused among the people. The challenge is not "Can you
create?" but "Can you administer?" It came to the people before it
came to you. They heard and understood, and have made heroic
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