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THE INDIANAPOLIS JOURNAL, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1900.
KENTUCKY FOR YERKES
HUT MAT CAST ITS ELECTORAL. VOTE
FOR 31IU DIIYA.
Judicious Alliances by Antl-Goebel-ltes
on State Issues -Situation in
the Seventh Judicial Circuit.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
LOUISVILLE, Oct lL-Frora all appear
ances Kentucky will elect John W. Yerkes
Governor and cast lta electoral vote for
Erya n. Bryan will not set the full strength
of the Democratic vote In the State, as a
large majority of the gold wins of the
party which deserted him In 1S05 Is still
against him. He will, however, obtain a
larpe number of free silver Democrats who,
under the leadership of ex-Governor John
Toun Brown, are opposing the straight
Democratic candidate for Governor on Etate
Issues. Of the Gold Democrats a larger
percentage will return to Bryan In Ken
tucky than in any other State. Fosslbly 25
per cent, of those who deserted Bryan on
the money Issue our years ago will come
back to him, being Induced to do so chiefly
through the influence of the Louisville
Courier-Journal and Its aggressive connec
tions, represented by W. B. Haldeman.
By the advice of leading Republicans who
are most familiar with Kentucky condi
tions, Chairman Hanna and his national
committee are keeping out of the State to a
large extent. Kentucklans resent outside in
terference in their family matters, preferring
to fight out their differences among them
selves and feeling quite competent to con
duct their own affairs. There are a few
speakers from other States, but those whose
voices are heard in the campaign are there
by special Invitation. The star orators find
employment elsewhere. In previous cam
paigns the experiment was tried of bringing
in speakers of renown, but It was found
they aroused antagonisms and did not ac
complish compensating good results. The
people of the State turn a frowning front
against interlopers, and especially is this
true of Republicans. Kentucky is essential
ly a Southern State, quite as much bo in
many respects as South Carolina or Mis
sissippi. There 13 a fellowship between the
Bluegrass State and her neighbors on the
south, but none whatever on the north.
This Is a peculiarity which had to be ex
plained to the politicians of the national
committee before they could understand
why their services were not desired In the
ausal way. The explanation was satisfac
tory to Sir. Hanna.
Mr. Yerkes is making a remarkable can
vass. He is touring the State thoroughly,
making speeches In every county, almost,
and personally meeting the voters. He is
a man of such purity of character and of
such quiet dignity that he commands the
respect of everybody in the State. His
bitterest political opponents have no word
to say against him personally. He stands
lor ail that is good and clean in politics,
and has the kindly regard of the best peo
ple of the State, regardless of political af
filiations. The bluest-blooded Kentucklans
can vote for hlixi feeling they are "doing
themselves proud." He was born to the
purple, and is one of them. He belongs to
the aristocracy of the State, while he is in
no sense offensive to the descending strata.
He Is, in fact, an ideal citizen, viewed from
the Kentucky standpoint. His opponent,
Beckham, la also blue-blooded, but he
does not enjoy the high standing attach
ing to Mr. Yerkes. He is well enough as
far as he goes, but has the misfortune to
be rated as the representative of machine
politics, or Goebelism, as It is called. Beck
ham succeeded Goebel as Governor of the
State, and was nominated to succeed him
self as the natural heir to the murdered
leader. Beckham stands for all that is
objectionable In Goebelism, but lacks the
tremendous force of the dead organizer
who so deeply cut his name Into the history
of the State.
AN UNKNOWN QUANTITY.
Rising up against Beckham and Goebel
ism are the John Young Brown Democrats,
an element of unknown strength. They
have been recognized as stalwart free
silverltes, and. are therefore distinct from
the sound-money faction. The two elements
are together on the state issue of honest
government and untrammeled civil liberty
at home. They are wide apart on national
politics, but harmonious in their support of
the Republican state ticket. The John
Young Brown Democrats have an or
ganization of their own, and in their ranks
are to be found a great many of the most
influential Democrats in the State. They
represent one of the factors in the situation
which will put Yerkes ahead of McKinley
in the running.
Mr. Yerkes's campaign managers have
made alliances in the southwestern part of
the State wh!oh promise him a great many
numbers of votes which he could not other
wise secure. In the First congressional
district, lying along the Mississippi and
Ohio rivers, the Republicans, Populists and
Brown Deiaoci-ats have united in nominat
ing Benjamin C. Keyes. As a part and
parcel of the deal, the elements voting for
Keyes will also cast their ballots for Yerkes
lor Governor, splitting up on the national
ticket without regard to ether matters.
Charles Wheeler, the incumbent member of
Congress, may be defeated for re-election.
In the Second district the same elements
are corabineU on William Lynch for Con
gress. Lynch is a Sound Money Democrat.
In the Third district they have nominated
McKenzie Mos?, a rank free sllverite and a
first cousin of Adlai Stevenson, Bryan's
running mate. In these three districts,
which are normally heavily Democratic,
Yerkes will have several thousand more
vote3 than McKinley.
Up in the Seventh district, in which Lex
ington is the principal city, R. p. stoll, a
millionaire distiller and stock raiser, has
been nominated by the allied forces against
the machine nominee. South Trimble, an
all around sport, and the bosom associate
of Jack Chinn. It is nut of rtcord that he
carries a bo wie knife in his boot or down
the back of his neck, but he belongs to that
class of statesmen. Stoll has by far the best
chance of election.
The Republican campaign 13 being con
ducted under the management of Leslie
Combs, with headquarters in the Gait
House, in this city. The Democratic State
committee is headed by ex-Representative
J. B. McCrean. one of the oiliest gentle
men ever In the hall3 of Congress. Mc
Creary was chairman of the House com
mittee on foreign affairs during the Crisp
speakership. He rather sided with the
Carlisle faction in its revolt against free
sliver, and some of those who pretend to
be close to him contend that he will slip
in a quiet ballot for McKinley this year.
It is not likeiy that he will do this, al
though he will not weep to see Bryan de
feated. Mr. McCreary predicts a safe Dem
ocratic majority In Kentucky, both for
the national and State tickets, but gives
Mr. C. H. Buty, vice chairman of the
Republican State committee, estimates
from data in hi3 possession that Yerkes
will carry the State by 17.(X majority, and
McKinley by 12,0, In a total vote of 400,000.
He is of opinion that there is a much bet
ter chance for a fair count this year than
there would be in an off year. He says tho
Goebelites have a proper respect for fed
eral authority and will not take the lib
erties with ballots for President and con
gressmen they might for State or local of
ficers alone. While the registration was
being taken Just enough suggestion ot
federal authority was obtruded Into view
to call attention of would-be lawbreakers
and bulldozers to the fact that this is a
Nation, with a large N, and that It might
be dangerous to tamper with the ballots.
As a result there his been a very full
registration of Republican voters, but with
tho election machinery and the counting
machinery entirely in the hands of the op
position. It may not be safe to rely too
implicitly on evenhan!ed Justice In the
count. For that and other reasons I can
rot hrin;? myself to believe that the Re
publicans will win the electoral ticket of
Kentucky, even though ballots enough go
into the box to honestly secure that re
sult. A feature of paramount importance in
the Kentucky campaign is the election of
a member of tho Appellate Court from tho
Eeventh Judicial district. This district is
at present represented byJudje Hazl
tfgg. Democrat, it is cotnnosed of twenty
two counties lying In eastern an 1
southeastern part of the State. The di.s.
trict Is normally heavily Republican, and
without much doubt wlli elect a Republic
an Judge in the placa of Hazelrlgg. This
will reverse the political complexion of
the court, which now stands four Demo
crats and three Republicans. The Repub
licans of the Seventh district have nom
inated Judge Ed C. O'Rear, of Mount Ster
ling. OT.ear is a lawyer of very high
standing and probably has the largest
practice of any attorney east of Louis
ville. He began life as a newsboy on the
railroad between Lexington and Mount
Sterling, and is essentially a self-made
man. He Is very popular, not only in his
own district, but throughout the State.
The election of Judge O'Rear will Insure,
according to the Republican view, fair play
in contested election cases and Incidental
ly It may cut a very important figure in
the final disposition of the criminal cases
Involving the liberty of several prominent
Republicans implicated, or supposed to be
implicated, in the murder of Goebel. This
feature is not much talked about openly,
but it is In the minds of nine-tenths of the
Republicans. O'Rear's backers are ligur
ing on a majority for him of about 6.0O).
He is very certain of election, which fact
may operate to lnsuje a fair count of tho
vote in the State at large.
W. Q. NICHOLAS.
INDEPENDENTS IS POLITICS.
Senator Hoar Reviews Record of Mug
wumps, and Their Kind.
What, on the other hand, has the Inde
pendent accomplished, or helped to accom
plish, or even tried to accomplish during
these thirty years? What mischief has
he done, or had a part in doing? I think
the Republican partisan can feel a great
and honest satisfaction In looking back on
"the record. I think the Independent or
mugwump must feel a sense of regret, if
not . of shame. What has each got to
show for his thirty years' work? There
has been no presidential election since
1S6S, when these gentlemen have not in
considerable numbers, broken off from the
Republican party and undertaken to help
Its antagonist, unless we except the elec
tion of 1SDC, when they could not accept
Mr. Bryan or the Democracy, although
they are asking us to accept the same
Mr. Bryan and the same Democracy to
day. They could not vote for Grant In
1873 because of the corruption in politics
which followed the great war. So they
went to the polls side by side with Tam
many Hall, and the Ku Klux Klan, and
the men who were fresh from helping the
Tweed government in New York city. They
could not give their confidence to Blaine
in 1S34, and so they aided the men who
had suppressed by criminal process the
votes of great States to elect, by those
processes, a President under whose ad
ministration they would be safe and un
disturbed. They complained of the Mc
Kinley bill, and so aided in the overthrow
of Harrison in 1S31 I am not questioning
their honesty of purpose, although m they
are clamorous in imputing low, personal
motives to everybody who differs from
Now they have Just two things to show
as the things they have done, or have
helped to do.
First They have a right to claim their
share of the credit for the two administra
tions of President Cleveland. If they look
back with satisfaction on the achieve
ments of those administrations, one of
which had a majority of both Houses of
Congress its supporters, they are welcome.
The majority of the American people have
no desire to go through that terrible po
litical nightmare again. The comfort is,
that it is over, and that it has taught
its lesson, and that it does not seem likely
the people will wish to repeat it.
Second But they have accomplished an
other thing more serious, more permanent,
and. in my Judgment, Inflicting a more
deadly Injury upon the Republic than even
the eight years of Cleveland times. They
have undoubtedly been able to baffle the
attempt of the Republican party to secure
the rights of citizenship for the negro,
and to secure free, fair and honest national
elections. So far as the reconstruction
policy has been a failure, their weight
turned the scale in making it a failure.
Mrs. Muggins (out shopping) "I'm buy
ing some neckties for my husband." Mrs.
Buggins "Gracious! Will he wear them?"
Mrs, Muggins "No; but I will."
Baltimore Herald. :
Maryland will give Mr. Bryan a cordial
reception, but will cast her vote for Mc
Kinley, thus vindicating both her hospital
ity and her Judgment.
Can A Competing Telephone System
De Operated Successfully to the
Producer and Consumer of
From information taken from the "Iowa
State Register" of Sept. 26, 1D00, it would
appear that another failure can be added
to the long list of so-called opposition tele
phone systems throughout the country,
which have proved unproductive to the
owners from a pecuniary or business stand
point and expensive and disappointing to
the patrons thereof.
In Des Moines, Iowa, the capital city of
that progressive State, a competing tele
phone system was installed about three
years ago on the mutual plan, or co-operative
basis. Eight hundred of the local
business men having invested their money
in the enterprise, comprised the stock
holders. There, as elsewhere in such cases,
the Influence, energy and skill of the large
list of stockholders was exerted in every
direction to Insure the success of the tele
phone system in the way of profit to them
selves and reliable and efficient service
to the company's patrons.
The futility of this extraordinary com
bination of business skill and enterprise
to make the telephone system a success
may be judged from the action taken by
the stockholders on the 26th Inst., at which
It was developed that the competing tele
phone company has In the neighborhood
of sixteen hundred subscribers at rates
of $36 per annum for business instruments
and $24 per annum for residence instru
ments, which rates are higher than is
charged as a rule by telephone companies
competing with the Bell telephone system,
the average rates being $24 per annum for
business connections and $18 per annum for
Notwithstanding the higher rates charged
by the Mutual Telephone Company of Des
Moines, and the influence of the eight hun
dred local stockholders, with a clientele
of sixteen hundred subscribers, the com
pany never has been able to pay any re
turns on the Investment; on the contrary,
it has become heavily Involved financially,
so much so that at the meeting of the
stockholders above referred to It was voted
to Issue two thousand additional shares
of stock one thousand preferred and one
thousand common; thus increasing the lia
bility of the company and decreasing its
chances of being put on a paying basis.
The following is taken from the "Iowa
State Register" of the 26th Inst:
"There are now over eight hundred stock
holders In the company and that number is
being increased constantly. The good will
and backing afforded by these men, who
certainly must be closely interested in the
welfare of the company, Is worth more
than anything else to tho company. They
are constantly advertising the exchange
and urging others to become members, and
all of them who have devoted any atten
tion whatever to its affairs know the ne
cessity that Is now forced upon the com
pany. They know that people are hound
ing the manager of the company every
day for improved service and for the In
stallation of new 'phones, and that the
company has no money. If the plans sug
gested by the executive committee are fol
lowed out It will be a simple matter to
raise the needed money on the preferred
stock. Then where will the company be?
At present it is burdened with a debt that
It cannot pay. It has borrowed all the
money It can get and needs more."
In the light of the experience of the
business men of Des Moines, and the uni
versal experience of others who have been
Induced by fair means or otherwise to
Invest their money in such enterprises,
the query "Can the competing telephone
systems be operated successfully?" seems
pertinent and should receive the best
thought and most careful consideration on
the part of telephone users comprising the
fmsir.ess men of this country, to determine
reliably. If possible, the true answer to
the Important question which it involves.
As competing telephone systems have
now been In operation throughout this
country since 1m2, surely sufficient time
lias elapsed to have such investigation
made by the business Interests of any
community to fully demonstrate in ad
vance of granting franchises for the put
ting in of these competing telephone ex
changes whether or not the plan for In
Stalling and operating such telephone sys
tem will prove beneficial and economical
to the telephone user, cr an unnecessary
expense and damaging, as was experienced
by the patrons of the Des Moines com
pany and many others throughout the
EQUALIZING OF SALARIES
TICKET AGENTS DISSATISFIED
"WITH PRESENT COMPENSATION.
Substitute for Interchangeable Mile
age Movement of the Pennsyl
vanla Inspection Party.
Since the leading roads abolished the
payment cf commissions there has been
much talk of equalizing of salaries of
ticket agents to offset the loss such change
has made in their monthly income, but in
quiry shows that but few ticket agents
have been given any increase in salary
over what they received prior to cutting off
of commissions. The best of them received
not to exceed $100 per month, and it was
claimed by general passenger agents that
with commissions received there was no
justice in increasing the ticket agent's
salary, and. In consequence of commissions
not being allowed and the salary of the
company not being satisfactory, some have
already been compelled to seek other ave
nues of employment. The announcemnt
that the Toledo, St Louis & Western and
the Canadian Pacific are paying-commissions
or dealing with scalpers is creating
some uneasiness with roads that in years
past did likewise and secured nearer their
share of business, and it is intimated that
such roads are. In a quiet way, giving
ticket agents to understand that the pay
ing of commissions is not so thoroughly
wiped out as some of the strong lines have
A Substitute for Mileage.
The exchange scrip book system, which
has just been patented as a substitute for
all forms of individual or interchangeable
mileage tickets, Is attracting the attention
of passenger officials. It consists of a
combination in one book of scrips or
coupons representing a fixed amount, say
$30, and an original duplicate contract and
the necessary number of certificates, each
contesting of a stub prepared for signa
tures of conductors and a coupon prepared
for signatures of passengers. The book is
to be sold at the face value of the scrip.
The holder of the book, when desiring to
secure a passenger ticket, will present the
book to the ticket agent, who will detach
a sufficient amount of scrip at its face
value, pay for the ticket at full tariff rate
and Issue regular passage ticket. The pas
senger, when presenting on a train such
passage ticket, will secure from each con
ductor honoring the passage ticket his
signature on the passenger stub, which is
permanently attached to the book, and the
passenger. In the presence of each conduc
tor, will affix his signature to the coupon
attached to the same stub. The last con
ductor honoring that particular passage
ticket will detach the coupon containing
the passenger's signature and forward it
to the company's accounting department,
and through It to the 'rebate bureau.
Personal, Local and General Notes.
The rumor that the Big Four was about
to be merged with the Vanderbllt lines is
The Big Four lines since July 1 have
earned $i.S20,43S, an increase over the cor
responding period of 1SW of $213,803.
The Grand Trunk will continue its Inter
national Limited during the winter, also,
the train known as Its "Eastern flyer."
Harry Parry, general agent of the New
York Central lines, will on Oct. 24 be mar
ried to a young lady of Syracuse, N. Y.
The Toledo, St. Louis & Western Is ac
cused of dealing with scalpers at Detroit
and St. Louis, and of giving them a liberal
The Wabash lines earned in the first
week of October $366,505.51, an increase
over the corresponding week of 1893 of
A. Galloway, superintendent of the Cin
cinnati, Hamilton &, Dayton's Cincinnati
and Indianapolis division, was In the city
two new palatial dining cars have just
been finished for the Lake Shore road to
be run on their Chicago and New York
The Lehigh Valley and Grand Trunk
have formed an alliance and arranged to
give new fast freight service between Chi
cago and New York.
H. K. Deal, who has represented the Sea
Board Air-line at Norfolk some years, has
been appointed general freight agent of
the Macon, Dublin & Savannah.
Joseph Ramsey, vice president and gen
eral manager of the Wabash lines, who has
been abroad several weeks. Is expected to
arrive in New York to-morrow.
Prosperity in the South Is shown in the
fact that last month the Southern Railway
at Birmingham, Ala., handled 42,004 loaded
cars, 9,520 more than In September, 1S99.
The several roads Interested, the Big Four
being of the number, have agreed on plans
for the new passenger station at Eat St.
Louis, and will let the contract next week.
William MacGowan, who has been chief
clerk "of Auditor Thomas, of the B. & O.
S. W. at Cincinnati, goes to Baltimore as
assistant to the general auditor of the Bal
timore & Ohio road.
Gideon Hawley, on the Lake Shore road,
now ranks in active service as the oldest
engineer in the country. He Is seventy
three yearB old and has been running an
engine fifty-two years.
A director of the St. Louis Southwestern
who attended the annual meeting last
week says this railroad will always re
main an independent line, and will not be
merged with any other.
The new passenger engines of the Lake
Shore road, with trains of twelve cars,
often run a mile in less than 05 seconds,
and are coming up to the highest expecta
tions with heavy trains.
The Chicago & Alton will no longer carry
news agents or peanut peddlers on Its
trains, complaints of passengers inducing
them to cut them off. The Lehigh Valley
recently took similar action.
j. G. Metcalfe, who recently left the
Louisville & Nashville to accept a position
on the Denver & Rio Grande, will, in a few
days, be presented by his former associates
with an eiegent silver service.
On Sunday the Choctaw, Oklahoma &
Gulf inaugurated double service dally be
tween Oklahoma and Indian , Territory
points to Memphis, Tenn., connecting with
all trains at Memphis for the north.
The Chicago & Alton has just received
six new theatrical baggage cars, sixty-five
teet in length, constructed after a new
pattern, which will enable them to handle
the largest stage sceneries conveniently.
The Gould carcoupler works at Depew
began work yesterday, giving employment
to 450 men' on full time. The company
has received some large foreign orders as
a result of its display at the Paris Ex
position. Lake Shore employes will vote on the
establishment of a pension fund to be
created by setting aside one-fourth of X
per cent, of their wages, the company
starting the fund with a generous appro
priation. The several railways entering Galveston
have decided to re-erect jointly a bridge
over Galveston bay, which will be two and
one-quarter miles in length, double track
and ten feet higher than any previous
Freight traffic on the Cleveland and Pitts
burg division if the Pennsylvania lines is
so heavy that a number of engineers and
firemen on the Pittsburg. Fort Wayne &
Chicago have been transferred to the C.and
A circular announces that C. L. Welling
ton has been appointed general traffic
manager of the Colorado Southern, suc
ceeding B. L. Winchell. recently elected
president of the Kansas City, Fort Scott
Angus St. Clair, editor of Locomotive
Engineering, who is well known in West
ern railroad circles, is traveling through
Scotland, and after visiting his mother
will take notes of methods of railroading
J. D. Moore, superintendent of the St.
Louis. Iron Mountain & Southern, who is
to retire on Oct. 15, has been with the
road since 1S57. It Is understood that W,
P. Eyler, trainmaster, will be promoted to
A Philadelphia paper says that the age
limit of the Pennsylvania pension system
may be changed from seventy to sixty
years. This would retire a much greater
number of employes than came under the
Charles Hllleary, assistant general pas
senger agent of the Big Four lines, has
returned from Roanoke, Va., where he de
livered an address before the young ladies
In the Female Seminary on the "Paradoxles
of Passenger Business."
The general passenger agents of a num
ber of central lines made up a purse of
$2.000 which has been presented to the
daughter of the late C. P. Atmcre, for
many years general passenger agent of
the Louisville & Nashville.
W. J. Lynch, passenger traffic manager
of the Big Four lines, was in the city yes
terday. He Is greatly pleased with the
business the Big Four lines are doing out
of Indianapolis. It exceeds the volume
ot any former year for some months past.
Following the inspection of the Pan
handle lines next weeK three prizes win
be awarded, one of $100 for the best su
pervisor's division, based on line and sur
face; second, $50, on same points; third,
the best section on each supervisor's dis
The Lake Erie & Western has created a
new position, that of traveling fireman,
which is to be filled by Clifford Counsellor,
ofLlma, promoted from a fireman. The
Lake Shore people now In control are In
troducing some new Ideas on the Lake Erie
The Chicago & Eastern Illinois on
Wednesday received the first of the new
large freight locomotives recently ordered.
The cab is located on the middle of the
boiler, the fire box is of the Wooten type
and sets above the driving wheels, extend
ing over them.
The report that has so persistently been
circulated during the last ten days of a
general advance in freight rates In Central
Freight Association territory is denied on
the best authority, there not being the
slightest foundation, says a trafflc man
ager, for such a statement.
The directors of the Toledo, St. Louis
& Western have elected M. L. Crowell
assistant secretary, and treasurer, with
headquarters at Toledo. Mr. Crowell is
the only general officer of the old company
who remains with the new organization.
He is to report to President Norton.
It is stated on excellent authority that as
soon as the new passenger station and of
fice building of the Pennsylvania lines fit
Pittsburg are completed the general freight
agent of the Pennsylvania Company, now
located at Columbus, will, with his force of
twenty-five or more men, remove to Pitts
burg. J. E. Davenport, formerly with the
Toledo, St. Louis & Western, has been
appointed traveling passenger agent of the
Choctaw. Oklahoma & Gulf, and R. IIos
bury, formerly live stock agent of the
same road, Is now chairman of the trans
portation of the Apple Refrigerator As
sociation. John Turner, district passenger agent for
this territory of the Northern Pacific, yes
terday received notice from General Pas
senger Agent Fee announcing a series of
low rate Becond-class settlers' excursions
on Tuesdays, Oct. 16 to Nov. 27, and on
Tuesdays from Feb. 12 to April 30, from
St. Paul to points reached in Lhe Northwest
by their lines.
The suspension of W. V. Powell as presi
dent of the Order of Railway Trainmen is
said to have been much of a surprise to
him, still, the vote of delegates stood 103
for suspension to 6. against. Mr. Powell
left the chair In the hall where the conven
tion was held, and while he was absent
First Vice President Dolphin, of Kansas
City, took it and proceeded to transact
business, as if nothing had occurred.
Superintendent Garrett, formerly of the
Wabash, recently appointed division super
intendent of the Philadelphia & Reading,
with headquarters at Ambley, lectured In
the opera house on Sunday to FOO employes
of the road on the subject of their du
ties and tho rules governing them. Mr.
Garrett declared himself in favor of filling
high places by promotion from the ranks
rather than from outside sources. He was
also in favor of commending good service
at all times, doing away with the custom
of suspension and fines. The liquor habit
he condemned in no uncertain terms, and
for violation of this rule he said no excuse
would be received.
The Man as Made ly the Cartoonist
and the Jinn ns He Really Is.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Dem.)
You have seen cartoons of him and you
have read endless jokes about him. There
fore, your idea of Governor Roosevelt's ap
pearance is more or less distorted. You
probably think of him aa a big, fierce man,
whose teeth shine beneath a stubby mus
tache, like the tusks of a savage animal,
about to spring. You picture a rakish
sombrero perched on one side of his head,
the brim caught up over the left ear. This
Is the Roosevelt of the cartoonist and the
Joke-writer. Yet there is a measure of
justification in the real Roosevelt for the
cartoons and the Jokes. There are fea
tures about his appearance that suggest
them. The cartoonist and the paragrapher
have simply exaggerated them.
The Roosevelt who awoke in St. Louis
Tuesday morning is the same man who ac
cepted the Republican nomination for Vice
President at Philadelphia four months ago,
after he had said he would never, no never,
be the candidate. His spectacular tour
over the country, his 200 odd speeches, his
troubles with rowdies in Colorado and with
gamins in Chicago, have not changed his
appearance. He has not lost flesh. In fact,
he uppearas a bit stouter than when he
made his bow to the Philadelphia conven
tion. And above everything else, he still
has the Roosevelt manner. Contact with
thousands and the pell-mell life of a trans
continental campaign tour have not worn
away any of the Roosevelt peculiarities.
He is still Roosevelt, the strenuous-Roosevelt,
the Rough Rider.
His voice is still high-pitched, metallic,
penetrating. He still expels his words and
cuts them off sharp with his teeth as
though he were afraid more than one
would escape at once. Did you ever see in
a steel mill that vicious looking machine
that cuts off with its metal teeth, steel
rods of certain length? The rod slips
through and at Just the right time the
teeth snap together and the rod drops,
clean cut. That Is the Roosevelt mouth
In operation. When he talks the gleam
ing white teeth appear and disappear with
an effect that Is startling. It is a little
disconcerting to converse with him, for this
reason. The square chin protrudes. The
head is thrown back. The blonde mus
tache bristles strenuously. He was attired
in black Tuesday. He is of medium size,
but very solid and under the smooth cloth
ing one can see the play of muscles. When
he shakes hands It Is at the height of the
second button of his waistcoat. He leans
slightly forward, the lips part, the teeth
gleam and he says: "I am most pleased to
A man from 8assafras, Md., smiled last
night in a restaurant on seeing Maryland
biscuit on the menu. He ordered some, but
frowned when they came and sent them
back after he had tasted one. "No use," he
said; "you can't get Maryland biscuit out
side of Maryland. These are very rank
frauds. A Maryland biscuit," he continued,
and the waiter bent over him politely to
listen, "a Maryland biscuit is round and
rather flat, with a crust, as firm as hard
tack. You drive your teeth with an
effort through this crust, and then you
come upon the most delicate, smooth,
light stuff a bread as fine-grained as
poundcake and as soft and evanescent
as whipped cream. Send your cook down
to my Sassafras farm and the old 'mam
my In my kitchen will teach him the
secret of making Maryland biscuit. She
will show him how to prepare the dough,
and then she. will show him how to beat it.
I promise he will be amazed when he sees
her lay the dough on a stone slab and
beat it as hard as she can with a big club
for an hour or more. Maryland biscuit
have to be pounded and hammered and
clubbed, and it is said that the longer and
harder the clubbing Is the better the bis
Woman Who Didn't Worry.
She was a member of a club
WhcM motto wa "Don't worry I"
And dally to her "loving hub"
She sweetly said, "Don't worry I"
"Your hair." she told her mat one day.
"la falUnjc out and getting gray
How fart the seasons pa" away
But never mini; don't worry!"
"We haven't much rut by." sh said,
"For rainy days; don't worry!"
The hopes we used to have are dead.
Our plans are wreck t-d, don't worryl
A few years more and you'll be told
To step aside because you're old.
And then some younger man will hold
The place you fill; don't worry!"
"They tax us more from day to day
And year to year, don't worry.
They'll take our little home away
And drive us forth, don't worry!
Tour overcoat will never last
Another year; it's style Is past;
My sealskin, too. is rolnir fast.
But what of that? Don't worry!
When you are flfty-five and I
Am fifty there, don't worry.
We'll have no hope but Just to die
And be at rest, don't worryl
There nothing for us on ahead.
No help to be Inherited;
V eil have to beg: our dally bread.
Hut never mind, don't worry!"
Day after day she took his hand
In hers and said. 'Don't worry!"
And. worried and worn out. one day
Ills spirit fleelnf, heard her say
Unto his corpse, "Don't worry!"
S. E. Klser, in Chicago Times-Herald.
GRAND JURY MAY ACT
IT IS SAID TI1C OPEN' GAMI1LIN
The Police .Made No Effort to Suppress
the Evil Cases In the
It Is understood the grand jury made a
secret report to Judge Alford, of the Crim
inal Court, yesterday. The quiet-action of
the grand jury during the past few days,
and the calling of EH F. Ritter before the
body, is taken to mean that gambling has
been Investigated. The police have made
no effort to suppress this evil and the grand
Jury has been driveniinto taking the mat
IS THE HIGH COURTS.
Decisions Rendered by the Supreme
and Appellate Tribunals.
The Appellate Court decided yesterday In
its decision against Thomas Roberts for
visiting a gambling room that one visit of
a person to such a place was a misde
meanor. The court, In giving Its decision,
also defined the appearance of a poker
game. This case was appealed from Bloom
field, where Roberts was arrested with sev
eral other men who the police found sit
ting around a table playing cards. Roberts
and his friends swore it was only a friendly
game of "seven up," In which the chips
were used as counters to register the points
of the game. In affirming the decision
Judge Wiley said that the statute was
changed at the last Legislature after the
Supreme Court held that one visit to a
gambling house was not termed "frequent-
The Supreme Court yesterday affirmed
the decision of the Marlon County Clicuit
Court in the case of the Marlon Manufac
turing Company vs. Frank R. Harding.
The appellee bought a threshing machine
from the appellant which was warranted to
do satisfactory work, giving his notes in
payment. He used it through one season,
and when the company sued to enforce pay
ment of the notes he set up the defense
that the machine did not come up to the
guarantee. The court held that the com
pany should take back the machine and to
surrender Harding's notes for cancellation.
The appeal from a judgment directing the
Board of Commissioners of Jackson county
to hold a special election to determine
whether the county seat Ehall be changed
from Brownstown to Seymour has been set
down for oral argument Oct. 31.
A judgment of the Boone Circuit Court,
holding George E. Miller liable to the offi
cial court stenographer for the parts of the
evidence in a case he was prosecuting,
which she wrote out for the use of his at
torneys, was affirmed yesterday by the Ap
pellate Court. Miller sued the Monon Rail
road Company for personal injuries re
ceived and obtained a judgment of $10,000,
which was paid by the company.
His attorneys, in the course of the trial,
had considerable parts of the evidence writ
ten out for use In cross-examining wit
nesses. Miller paid his attorneys nearly
one-third of the money he received and In
sisted that they pay the stenographer.
This they refused to do, and the stenog
rapher sued Miller to enforce payment.
A Workhouse Sentence.
Decatur Ellis was sentenced to the work-
house for four months and fined $ by
Judge Alford, of the Criminal Court, yes
terday. He was charged with cutting Lucy
Clark's throat, witU whom he boarded, on
Sept. 8. The wonan was not seriously
Round Over to Grand Jury.
Clifford Day, who was arrested some time
ago for alleged embezzlement of money
belonging to the James McWilliams Com
pany, of Louisville, was arraigned in Police
Court yesterday morning and bound over to
tne grand Jury. He waived examination.
The Claim Invnll tinted.
The suit of Nancy A. Robb against the
Indianapolis Street-railway Company for
damages was dismissed in the Circuit Court
yesterday, the plaintiff having died while
the suit was pending. Her death invali
dated all claim against the company.
TUR COURT RECORD.
187S0. Manufacturing Company vs. Hard
ing. Marion S. C Affirmed. Baker, C. J.
1. Where the seller of machinery agrees in
naklng a contract of sale to take back
machinery, if after a fair trial it will not
do the work for which it is bought. If the
buyer gives the machinery a fair trial and
it fails to do the work the seller cannot
maintain an action for the purchase price.
2. While a cause Is in fieri the court may
amend the special findings so as to include
all material facts that have been proven.
19255. People's, etc.. Association vs.
Carey. Laporte C. C. Affirmed. Hadley, J.
Where a junior mortgagee contracts with
a prior mortgagee for a waiver of priority
of lien upon tho performance of certain
conditions in a contract by the junior mort
gagee such conditions must be performed
to bind the prior mortgagee in his contract
18S23. Cameron vs. Parish. Warren C. C.
Petition for rehearing overruled.
3219. Miller vs. Palmer. Boone C. C.
Affirmed. Comstock, J. 1. The duties of a
court reporter are defined by statute, of
which a litigant takes notice. 2. It is not
error to modify a correct Instruction when
there cannot be any harm done by the
modification. 3. An attorney may bind his
client by contracting for service rendered
by a court reporter in furnishing copies of
evidence to be used In the trial of a cause.
4. Erroneous instructions are not a cause
for reversal when the verdict is right.
3510. Roberts vs. State of Indiana. Mon
roe C. C. Affirmed. Wiley. J. 1. In Sec
tion 2002, R. S. 1SS1, the word "visits" is
used as a singular verb and not plural. 2.
Under said section it is an offense to make
a single visit to a gambling house. 3. This
court cannot reverse a cause upon the evi
dence, if there is any evidence to support
the finding and judgment. 4. From circum
stantial evidence a court may infer that a
room is a gambling place. 5. A judgment
will not be reversed for harmless error.
3113. Nowlln vs. ex. rel. Commissioners.
Dearborn C. C. Dismissed.
3467. Ruth F. McFarlane et al. vs. John
C. Foley et al. Marlon S. C. Petition for
leave to make marginal notes on tran
script. 34S0. Samuel A. Hogue et al. vs. The
State ex rel. The Board of School Com
missioners of the City of Indianapolis.
Hendricks C. C. Appellee's brief (6.) Pe
tition for advance and for oral argument
(2.) Exhibit (A) filed with petition.
3415. .Ambrose E. Nowlln et al. vs. State
of Indiana ex rel. Board of Commissioners
of Dearborn. Dearborn C. C. llSth day
Henry Clay Allen, Judge.
State ex rel. Carrie Armstrong vs. Wil
liam Carter; bastardy. Evidence con
cluded. Finding for relatrix and that de
fendant is the father of the bastard child
of relatrix. Judgment against defendant for
t'ZQ, 525 to be paid In thirty days and $1.50
per week until paid, and costs. Defendant
ordered committed until judgment paid or
W. E. Jeffries vs. Albert E. Lemon's
estate. Claim allowed by administrator by
agreement of parties for $43 and costs
Sarah E. Tindel vs. George M. Tindel:
divorce. Plaintiff files written dismissal of
cause. Couse dismissed. Judgment against
plaintiff for costs.
James Collier vs. John Maloney's estate;
claim. Submitted to court. Allowed for
$152.50 and costs.
Nancy A. Robb vs. The Indianapolis Gas
Co.; damages. Death of plaintiff sug
gested. Action abated.
Anton Herntschier naturalized.
William B. Paul vs. Frank McCray; part
nership settlement. Dismissed for want of
prosecution. Judgment against plaintiff for
Michael C. Staley et al. vs. Eva M. Baun
hoefer et al; partition. Commissioner file
report of sal to Michael Card and Amelia
M. Staley. Sale confirmed. Deed tendered
and approved. Commissioner allowed $25
and Henry M. Spaan, attorney. $50 for ser
vices to be taxed as costs. Commissioner's
report of destributlon approved. Commis
sioner discharged and trust closed.
Fremont Alford, Judge.
Decatur Ellis; assault and battery with
Intent to kill. Finding guilty of assault
and battery. Fine $3 and sentenced to
workhouse for four months.
NEW SUITS FILED.
Petition of Eliza Howard for custody of
Carrie Moore and Joseph Moore. Circuit
William Hild et al. vs. Jackson J. Iiush-
nell et al; to quit title. Circuit Court.
Frederick Knefler vs. Edward S. Pope et
al.: to quiet title. Circuit Court.
The Marion Bond Company, trustee, vs.
John R. Chllders et al.; improvement lien.
Superior Court. Room 3.
Marina Craviroff a nt -e Unrv W.
Helm; on note. Superior Court, Room L
WHO STABBED LINCOLN ?
A Parable for the Democracy of To
Day By Ambrose Bierce, Editor.
Hearst's New York Journal (Bryan organ.)
If I should prophesy that In the year
13C6 the leader of the Democratic party
and all the distinguished Democratic ora
tors of the time will be quoting notable
passages from the writings and speeches
of William McKinley, in order to show
how far their opponents have departed
from the patriotic principles and sound
statesmanship of that great man, I should
bring down upon my head a storm of ridi
cule. I should deserve It, too, for not only
is prophecy a presumptlous and absurd
"employment of the mind," but it is ob
vious that I do not know, for nobody
knows, if William McKinley is a great
man or not; and nobody knows what will
be thought of him and his utterances a
generation hence. We do not know our
A great man is like a tall building,
which, foreshortened to the eye at the
foot of its wall, seems low and squat, but
reveals the dominant lift of Its dome more
and more as distance helps comparison
with inferior structures clustering about
it. Nevertheless, it is not improbable that
the Democrat of the future if the future
is so fortunate as to have a Democrat
will habitually accentuate the littleness
and wickedness of his degenerate antagon
ists by copious quotation from the great
and good leader of their party in the year
If, in 1S64, anyone had predicted that the
Democratic leaders of to-day. Including
the candidate for the presidency, would
fill their campaign speeches with luminous
words from the lips of Abraham Lincoln,
he would have been thought mad indeed.
Only those who are old enough to have
a personal recollection of those turbulent
times can conceive the bitter hatred of the
Democratic party for Abraham Lincoln.
There were "War Democrats," as we all
know, most of whom were in the army. Of
those who were not a majority detested
and distrusted the President as heartily as
the "copperheads" themselves. The party
as a whole was opposed to" further prosecu
tion of the war opposed with a ferocity In
comparison with which the present dislike
of the Philippine war is merely good-humored
dissent. The typical Democrat of
lbU believed with all his mind and all his
heart and the very core of the soul of him
that the war was a failure; that It wa
prosecuted for evil purposes by a ruthless
and reckless administration; that Abraham
Lincoln was an ambitious and dangerous
tyrant, whose re-election would end for
ever the ascendancy of Republican Insti
tutions on this continent. The word "Im
perialism" was not then In political use,
but fear of the thing that It now means
lay like a cold shadow upon the Demo
cratic heart. That Lincoln Intended and
expected to make himself dictator was held
as an honest conviction by millions of hi
fellow-citizens and seemed to them tho
only Just inference from a hundred en
croachments upon popular liberty, a hun
dred acts of forthright usurpation, a hun
dred manifestations of contemptuous in
difference to "the consent of the gov
erned." The iron hand of political necessity wroto.
at the head of the Democratic ticket thti
name of a distingnished Union general, but
in palliation of that inconsistency it might
have been urged that he was not much of a
general, and that his military virtues had
never been sullied "by respect for and fidel
ity to his commander-in-chief. His loyalty
was given to his country only, between
which and the clownish anarch at the
White House he believed himself to stand
by divine assignment, like the angel in
the path of the recreant prophet astrlda
His defeat at the polls seemed to hun
dreds of thousands of his countrymen
most of whom had made a sufficient ad
vance along' the. line of intellectual devel
opment to sit up and take notice, and many
of whom could see into a millstone with a
hole In it as deeply as any prophet of evil
to-day a phenomenon of dismal and por
tentous significance. They honestly be
lieved, worthy patriots, that It extin
guished the last smoldering embers in
the altar-fires of American liberty. From
end to end of the broad North their wail
was heard above the clash of arms that
came upon the southern breeze.
. It rose, that chanted, mournful strain.
Like some lono spirit o'er the plain.
'Twas musical, but sadly sweet.
Such as when winds and harp-strings
And take a long unmeasured tone
To mortal minstrelsy unknown.
The vocalists of that melancholy per
formance are mostly dead, but their po
litical progeny we have with us, compe
tent to execute a similar feat of the larynx
if the Tyrant of Canton shall again succeed
in thrusting his immortal part into the seat
of authority. And the Republican prophets
of doom are in fairly good voice them
selves. Their somber prediction lack
nothing but their own extrusion from
"power" to pass from the conditional stage
to the absolute. If we may believe the
spokesmen of both parties and there's
nothing but brains to prevent the country
is booked for eternal dashnation in any
It Is McKinley and Despotism, or Bryan
and Anarchy the difference is wide enough
and real enough for all to be suited. As to
me, having no politics and being of that
judicial habit of mind born of a mortal
antipathy to both parties and all can
didates. I am not expecting a cataclysm.
No matter who Is elected, I hold the pure
and certain hope that the machinery of
government will work along in its regular,
orderly and ineffective way, and we shall
see the wheels go round with no more than
the customary friction. Doubtless God
cculd have given men the power and the
will to put their country into supreme peril
every four years, and could have decreed
that the peril be always averted, but doubt
less God did nothing of the kind.
But I have wandered from my purpose,
which was to warn the Democrats to stop
quoting Abraham Lincoln; it is something
in the nature of effrontery. It reminds me
of the mediaeval princes who went in tears
to the village notary (who had mastered
the mystery of writing) and asked him to
compose a tender and passionate eulogium
cn her dead lover, the noblest of men.
"Certainly, madame," assented the scriv
ener, pocketing his fee. "Of what did his
"I stabbed him fifty times," she said.
Got Even irlth the Belgian.
A neat story Is being told about Washing
ton at the expense of a certain Belgian at
tache. The gentleman in question tpeaks
perfect English, but Insists on speaking
French with every one, to the no small dis
comfort of many worthy people whose edu
cation has not been cosmopolitan.
"Why do you make that poor congress
man and his family sweat over their bad
French when you can speak perfect Eng
lish?" some one asked him for the twen
tieth time, and In a moment of supercilious
frankness came back this reply,; which has
gone all over Washington: "My good fel
low, I learned my English in Iondon, and
I don't propose to risk spoiling my ac
cent." Not long after Monsieur desired to be pre
sented to a beautiful American girl who
had recently returned from Europe, but
"You make it very awkward for me," re
monstrated the person who, merely as a
matter of form, had asked her permission
to Introduce the attache. "Why are you not
willing to meet him? Is there anything
"Oh. no," returned the beauty, airily;
"only, you see, I learned my French In
Paris, and I don't intend to risk spoiling
my accent talking to a Belgian."
Coming in on the train the other day was
a family with a little, nervous mother and
a flocK of children. As we neared town the
mother began to question if everything was
all right. t t
"Have you got all the umbrellas,
"I should say I bad. I had four when I
started, and now I've got six."
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interest to users of paint:
paint which Emperor "vVilliam'B navy
has been using: has not been satisfacory
to the German naval officials, and thy
have determined to try" the American pro
ductlon. Charles Houston Lowe will pail
for Kiel this week to represent the paint
makers in placing a. large contract for
American-made paint. The commissioners
of Admiralty, after test, reported that
American paint and wood fiber used by
American wrrships were of a superior
quality. Climatic change on erul.u- did
not affect the paint as it did the continental
Mr. Lowe Is a member of the Ixw
Brothers Compans. Dayton, manufacturers
of "High Standard" Taints. This is the
brand of Paint we handle, and now is a
good time to put it on.
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