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JOURNAL, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1900. 4 THE DAILY JOURNAL SATURDAY NOVEMBER 3, 1000. Telephone Call (Old nntl Netr.) Pvi Ines Office 1H I Editorial R.xm....HU TERMS OF SUB SCR I IT I ON ET CAIir.inn-IXDIANArOLTS and SLT.URUS Iai'y. .LT. iay Included. cnt3 pr xr.onth. I'nilv, without fun'iay, 4) cent per month. fc:r.e cop ies: Daily, 2 cents; Sunday, 5 cents. DY AGC.VTS LVEilYWHEKC: Daily, rfr Wfk-, l- cents. Dally. Mrniay included, rer week, 13 cents, fc-niay. pr isue. ü cent?. BY MAIL. PREPAID: Dnily ediUT. r-j yar ?j Daily and S jn-!ay. ne year -' bun. lay only, one- year RLDUCKD RATES TO CLUES. Weekly Edition. One co;iy. one year W cr.t Five cent per month for period le than n yar. No subscription taken for lesa than thr nionths. RUDVCUD HATES TO CLUD3. Subscribe, with any of our numerous assent or end subwrition to the JOURNAL NEWSPAPER COMPANY, Indianapolis, Ind. P'rsen jtendlnjr the Journal through the mal! In til United State should put on an eight-page taper a ONE-CENT rtae ?tamp: on a twelve or sixUvn-paice paper a TWO-CENT poftaj? tamp, l'ortlgn postage Is usually doubl these rates. All communications Intended for publication In tfci pap?r mut. In order to receive attention, b, accompanied by the name and address of thJ wrlt-r. i:ejvcted mannerists Trill not be returned un less pontage la Inclose.! fur that purpose. Entered a necond-clasa matter at Indianapolis Ind., poatfifr.ee. THE INDIANAPOLIS JtllRXAL Can be found at the following places: Nr'.W YOKK Astor House and Fifth-avenue Hotr?. CHICAGO ralmer House, P. O. Iewi Co., 21 Dearborn utreet. CINCINNATI J. Ii. Hawley & Co., 1-4 Vine. stree-t. LOCISVILLE C. T. Decrtng. northwest comer of Third and Jefferson streets, and Louisville IJuok Co., 2- Fourth avenue. ST. LOUIS Union News Company, Union Depot. WASHINGTON. D. C Hirgs House, Ebbltt House and Wlllard's Hotel. Bryanism plus Crokerlsm has come to be the paramount issue. It is a foul bird that soils Its own nest, and, a nasty American that libels ..mericau soldiers. Fsur years ago thi people voted for pros perity and got It, ' The same people will voe to keep it. There Is reason to believe that Bryanlsm in the United States and the insurrection in the Philippines will end simultaneously. If the American people will suppress Bry anlsm at home tho American army v-ill make a speedy end of it in tho Philippinen. There will be a fair election and honest count in Indiana, and there will be no pitching of election officers into tho street, either. If there is a political landslide next Tues day it will not be in the direction of Wil liam Jennings Bryan. On the contrary, quite the reverse. The SentlncPs story concerning licensed i vice In the Philippines turns out to be a shameless lie, as all intelligent people thought It would at first reading. When a man raves of violence, as do Arkansas Jones and Croker, It is evidence that they have lost their nerve and self control In the presence of disaster. "A false witness that speaketh lies and he that soweth discord among brethren" is one of the six thlng3 that "the Lord doth hate."- For the rest read Proverbs vl. The local organ of Bryanlsm is signaliz ing the closing days of the campaign by a disgusting exhibition. Having voluntarily plugged into the filth It proceeds, to wallow in it. As a rule, the Sentinel did not attack all of the officers In the Union army in H63 and 1S64, but picked out a few. Now it has slandered every officer in tho Philip pines. A New Yorker offers $100,000 to $10,000 that McKinley will have 60.000 plurality in New York, but Croker has killed he De mocracy so dead in that State that no cne will take the bet. Voters of all parties should vote for the constitutional amendments. One will tend to expedite business in the Supreme Court, and the other is in the Interest of reform in the practice of law. After next Tuesday those who are now circulating lies about the army and trying to put a stigma on the flag will see how vain their efforts have been, and possibly will feel ashamed of themselves. A railroad engineer in New York says there Is no such thing as coercing employes of the New York Central, and that the sug gestion that such a thing can be done Is Insulting to wage-earners. More of them think the same way. As there will be at least one Democratic election officer In every voting precinct, and two In many, the charge that the Republicans Intend to "buy up the State" indicates that those who make It think there arc lots of purchasable Democrats. The general belief now is that the de famatory letter published in the Sentinel abou alleged conditions in the Philippines was a lie out of whole cloth, and, If ever written by a soldier at all, was concocted for campaign purposes. It was an infamous piece of work. Eryanites now want odds of 6 to 1 in fa vor of McKinley in thz larger cities, re election day the Bryanltes will not offer mor than ordinary Interest on the money they would have Republicans put up, so email is their faith in the election of the "Matchless One." No Republican can vote for John W. Kern after he has read Colonel Durbln's peeeh in Anderson if he is seeking the candidate who shows the most practical fdisc in his treatment of public affairs. Resides, few men ever made so long an address without uing the pronoun of the first pt-riorj singular. A cireful poll of Aurora. 111., the home of Mr. Alsehuler, Democratic candidate for Governor, gives McKinley 4.21) votes ami Bryan 2,4 Four years ago the vote was: McKinley 3,TS. and Bryan 2,111 Similar fains In otter localities lead the Republican committee to predict majority for lie Kin ley outside of Cook county. You raay depend upon it that If I have the votes of the American people no people in this country or in any other nation will prevent the opening of our mints to the free coinage of silver on equal term-? with gold at the present ratio. I am satisfied with the prospects. I will receive three hundred electoral voles. Prediction of W. J. Bryan on Nov. 2. 1TG. Tili: LEGISLATIVE AM) COIXTY TICKET. The Marion county legislative ticket Is composed of three senators and seven rep resentatives and one joint representative for M-rion and Hancock counties. It is quite i sslble that the senators and rep resentatives whom thy Marion county voters will elect will give the House at least to one party or the other as its ticket Is selected. "When the Republican legisla tive ticket was nominated it was admitted by all the papers of tho city except the Sentinel that it Is one of the best legirla tlve tickets that has been presented to the voters of Marlon county In years. For more reasons than can be stated, it is of the utmost importance that the Republic an legislative ticket should be elected. The three senators elected will hold over and participate In the election of a United States senator In 1003. It is said that an effort will be made to repeal the county and township legislation of the last Legis lature. All of the Republican candidates for senators and representatives are pledged to the maintenance of the present excellent laws of he last Legislature. There are many questions of local impor tance which make it highly desirable that he excellent Republican ticket shall be elected. The Republican county ticket Is on the same ballot as the legislative. It Is said there Is some opposition to some of the candidates, rather because of the methods Ly .which their nomination is alleged to have been secured than because of any objection to the candidates. The com plaint is not that the candidates were not fairly chosen, but that combinations were made in some cases. If this were true, voting for the Democratic' ticket will not afford a remedy, and revenge Is not the sat isfaction of thoughtful men. If the Re publican legislative ticket shall bo elected, a primary law will be passed which will insure the more orderly selection of dele gates or a direct vote for candidates, so that if thoso who are unhappy over the county ticket desire a change in the fu ture they should vote the whole Republican ticket. Man for man, the Republican ticket Is better than the Democratic. The char acter of every Republican candidate will bear Investigation. They will make bet ter ofllcers than those named by the Tag gert regime, anil they will hold tho county in line against the election four years hence, when the friends of some of those who are said to be "kicking" may be can didates. One other point: There are twenty-four names on the county and legislative ticket how many Republicans who desiro to "get even" with some Republican candidate will be able to mark twenty-four names with out mutilating the ballots so that they will not be counted? The better way, the sound Republican way, la to put the cross Inside tho circle with the eaglo at the head of the Republican ticket. MARKING THE BALLOT. It Is fair to assume that every newspaper reader knows by this time how to mark a ballot so that it will be counted. To vote a straight ticket the cross must be put inside the circle with the party em blem. To vote a mixed ticket put no mark In the circle but place the cross in the square to the left of the name of every candidate for whom you desire to vote. It seems easy to vote for candidates on two or more tickets, but to place a cross to the left of fifteen candidates for presi dential electors and eleven candidates for State officers Is quite a task. Be careful not to mark so heavily that the cross can be seen on the opposite side of the ballot. Use tho blue pencil furnished by the poll clerk. Fold the ballot so that the initials of the poll clerks shall be exposed to view. Do not name your candidate or otherwise become talkative in the voting booth. Four ballots will . be furnished the voter the State ballot, containing the candidates for presidential electors and State officers; the county and legislative ballot, which con tains the name of the candidate for Con gress, the candidates for county offices and the candidates for senators and repre btntatlves; the township ballot, and a bal lot containing the amendments proposed to the Constitution. There are many ways for a man to dis franchise himself. He can do it by put tinga cross in the party circle and then to the left of any name on the ticket; by making any kind of a mark on his ballot ether than those provided for by law; by erasing a name; by voting for more can didates than there are officers to be chosen; for instance, there are three candidates for senator; if the voter should put a cross before two candidates on the Republican ballot and before two candidates on the Democratic ticket, thus voting for four men when only three are to be elected; by folding the ballot so as not to show the in itials of the clerks. The safe method is to put tho cross In the circle with the eagle. prosperity of Tim Indiana 3IINEK. In approximately S.000 coal miners produced 4.G5S.124 ton3 of coal, for which they received In wages JI.üSi.GGS.Cß, working nine hours per day. This was the last year of Democratic rule. In HOO the same num ber of miners, approximately, produced 5,SC0.?13 tons of cxal. for which they re ceived In wages ;2.33C,SS3.f-0, while only working eight hours per day, or an increase per man of $03.05 for the year of lSt9 over The Democratic orators in this campaign attribute this improvement to the increased strength of the miners' organization. The Journal has no tlisposltion to underrate the necessity nor the Influence of organization among laboring men; on the contrary, it be lieves that well-organized trades unions are a necessary factor oe the social fabric. In times of depression, when labor Is first to suffer from falling price's, organization checks the downward tendency by contest ing every inch, while in times of prosperity it is present and alert to take advantage of the changed conditions and 'to demand that labor receive its share. But, while ad mitting the above, it !. denied that the marked improvement i entirely due to the increased ftrcngth of labor unions. In de fense of this position the fact may be cited that In 1S03, when labor organizations were not near ao strong numerically, the price paid for a ton (mine run) for mining coal was 45 cents, while in 1S06, with the miners union equally as strong if not stronger than it was in 103, the price per ton was only C9 cents. Labor organizations cannot increase wages on a falling market; on a rising market wages will Increase by reason of Increased demand for labor, and labor organizations can only hasten such increase In wages and sometimes may slightly en- large such increase. More coal has been mined because more was demanded. Wages have Increased be cause more labor was needed. If the fac tories and mills had remained closed as they were during the years 1S34, 1893 and there would 'have bet:n no increased demand for coal and certainly no increase In miners wages, however strong the union might have been. The production for the year 1P00 will exceed that of any year in Indiana's history, unless some unforeseen trouble Intervenes, to prevent it, which is r.ot at all probable. The product this year Is being mined at an advance of 20 per cent, over 1S09, a higher price per ton for mining than has prevailed in Indiana in fifteen years. More mines have been opened, more miners are at work, more coal is be ing shipped and higher wages is being re ceived. One example, taken from the books of the Coal Bluff Mining Company from April, 1SD3, to April. 1S0G, shows that the wages paid to employes was J106.C64.60, while for the same months in 1SD9 and 1000 the amount so paid was $321,501.73 an in crease of C32 per cent. This is representa tive of mining conditions in Indiana. The facts are that coal mining In Indiana is more comfortable and more remunera tive than ever before. Capital and labor are better paid; the working hours less per day; better mutual relations exist between operator and miner, and a marked content ment resulting from the general prosperity is everywhere apparent. These are facts known not only to the mine worker, but to everybody living in mining communities and dependent on mining for their success in business, and will be remembered by voters in the voting booth on election day. TUR CHOKEIt-JOXKS PLAN. The advice of Mr. Croker and Chairman Jones relative to violence at the poll9 sug gests a revival of methods which have be come almost obsolete In recent years, and which, It is to be hoped, may never come in vogue again. Mr. Croker pays: "My advice to Democratic voters the coun try over Is to congregate about the polling places on the evening of election day, count noses, and then, if the election returns for Bryan do not tally with their count, to go into the polling places and throw those fel lows in chargo. of the returns into tho street." Chairman Jones 6ays he sees noth ing wrong in this advice, and suggests a baseball bat as "peculiarly appropriate to render justice to a corrupt election judge. Now, although there is no foundation what ever for the belief, let us concede that those who give this advice do honestly be lieve that the Republicans intend or will try to carry tho election in some localities by fraud. Let us admit, for the sako of argument, that Messrs. Croker and Jones think they have cause to fear that Repub lican election officers will attempt to tam per with returns or cheat the Brj-anites our of an honestly won election, ould this Justify their advice to resort to violence? Certainly not. The laws of every State In tho Union provide a better legal remedy for election frauds than seizing ballot boxes, pitching election officers into the street and using baseball bats on their heads. Such methods do not right a wrong, remedy o fraud nor adequately runish the offenders. Tho law provides a far better and more effective method. The seizure of ballot boxes and polling lists by a mob would probably result in nullifying the election, so that neither party would get its deserts, if a fraud had been committed it could not bo proved. Tho perpetrators would escape unpunished beyond, perhaps, a pummellns with baseball bats, which would be no ade quate punishment, and those who hai been defrauded of their rights would have no means of regaining them. Tho laws of every State provide a modo of procedure which, besides being legal and orderly, is moro effective. Moreover, the Croker-Jones method contemplates a violation of law In this, that In every Stata where the Aus tralian ballot law prevails all persons, ex cept election ofllcers and challengers, ars required to keep fifty feet away from the polls when not voting. How, then, coull they follow Croker's advice to congregate about the polls while the counting is going on and near enough to watch the progress cf the count? This In Itself would be a violation of law. The plain truth is that the advice of Croker and Jones, whether they are honest In giving It or not, contemplates a general resort to such methods as have been usel very rarely, only in the worst localities, and scarcely at all in recent years, aid then only by Tammany and the Democracy of the South. The adoption of theiradvico would be a long step backward toward tho worst practices that prevailed before the enactment of the Australian ballot or any of the advanced election laws of recent years. The general adoption and practice of the methods they advise would result in rioting and bloodshed, and would soon make elections so disorderly and uncer tain that military force would probably be necessary to preserve order. The resort to violence by one party would be used as a pretext to justify it by the other, and, as the party in power would control the mili tary, there would always be a temptation to go further than the law required to in sure fair elections. This would be a far more dangerous form of militarism than maintaining the flag in the Philippines, yet it would be the logical tendency, and in time the inevitable result of premeditated violence at presidential elections. The Croker-Jones plan involves some of the greatest dangers that could threaten re publican government. IlllYAVS MIB-MGIIT CAMPAIGN. The closing days, or nichts, rather, of what Mr. Cleveland calls "this exceptional and distressing campaign" ave witnessing something that is calculated to make self respecting Americans blush for shame. Mr. Bryan's midnight canvass of the "tough" sections of Chicago Is without doubt the most disgraceful Incident In our political history. Our early history and political traditions invested the office of President with a dignity that was supposed to shape the conduct of a person who sought the of fice as well as of one who held it It used to be said that it was an office to be neither sought nor declined. The framcrs of the Constitution thought that In the Klcctoral College they had devised a plan that would debar any mere demagogue or unworthy person from ever reaching it. The follow- ing Is from one of the Federalist papers by Alexander Hamilton: . The process of election affords a moral certainty that the office of President will never fall to the lot of any man who is not in an eminent degree endowed with the re quisite eiualifieatlons. Talents for low Intrigue, and the little arts of popularity may alone suffice to elevate a man to the first honors in a single State: but it will require other talents and a different kind of merit to establish him In the esteem and confidence of the whole Union, or of so considerable a portion of It as would be necessary to make him a successful candi date for the distinguished office of Presi dent of the United States. No candidate for the presidency has done as much to refute this view of the office or dispel the dignity that has always at tached to it in popular estimation as Mr. Bryan. He first resorted to a stumping tour of the country In and this year he has repeated the process In a more un dignified manner. Ills personal campaign has steadily degenerated through tucces slve stages of personalism and scurrility until finally It Is ending with midnight tours through the worst portions of Chi cago, in which the candidate exhausts him self with personal appeals to drunken brawlers and fans the fires of class hatred among those who are already ripe for anarchism. Let no Puch man be trusted. In his speech in Noblesvllle, a week ago. Speaker Henderson, in closing Ms allus'or. to Representative Overstreet and his con nection with the currency bill, said: The result of his work is now known to the country and Is felt in every city and in every home In the United States. I would be unfaithful to my sense t,f duty were I to address cltliens of Indiana so near to his, home and fail to give this ex pression of my appreclition of his great service and this testimonial to his high character and splendid abilities, based on my personal knowledge of the man. Mr. Overstreet is making a most effective canvass of this district. His addresses ap peal to the Judgment of the thousands of Ynen to whom he speaks, while his candor carries conviction. Mr. Overstreet' name is at the head of the county ticket. The chances are that after next Tues day we shall hear no more of Arkansas Jones in national politic. Ha may be re elected to the Senate from Arkansas when his present term expires because he is a very suitable person to represent Arkansas Democracy, but he will never have the management of another national campaign nor bo prominent in the councils of the re organized Democratic party. When tho party drops Bryan, as it will after another drubbing, Jones will have to take a back seat. Chairman Jones has written a letter ad vising Democrats to boycott a certain firm in Chicago because one of its members suc cessfully opposed the erection of a tent for political meetings on the Lake Front Park. Lawyers say that Jones's letter is a viola tion of the anti-boycott law of the State, which makes the advising of a boycott punishable by fine and imprisonment. Unless a majority of the votes polled for the state ticket is given to the two consti tutional amendments, they will not be adopted. The amendment Increasing the number of judges of the Supreme Court Is necessary; during ten years an appellate court has been kept from year to year, be cause the business of the court makes the additional Judges essential. What do the law and order respecting people of Indiana think of the Jones-Cro-ker appeal to violence If the count does not satisfy Democratic managers? The election law in this State was passed by a Democratic Legislature, and now Demo cratic papers echoing tho orders of Arkan sas Jones and Croker, the manslayer, ad vlso their readers, as mobs, to violate the election law. If the Democrats with money had any faith in the statements of the Sentinel they would take up some of the bets of 3 or 4 to 1 in favor of McKinley. Four years ago they did so. The burnt child dreads the firo. Tho Bryan leaders are desperate in the almost certainty of overwhelming defeat, consequently they are resorting to unworthy methods, to lying, and to threats of vio lence. A correspondent at Richmond, Ind., who makes some inquiries regarding the State Capitol, is informed that the law authoriz ing the erection of the building limited its cost to $2.000.(100. and this limit was not ex ceeded. The fund for Its erection was raised by a small tax. It was completely finished and paid for long ago. and no bonded debt or any other was incurred In its construction. BUBBLES IN THE AIE. J An Admiration Decoration. "What campaign button is that Maud wears?" "Campaign button? That's her own photo graph taken in evening dress." The Worst Tlmt Could Be Said. "Isn't this a dreadful looking shirt, Allee V "It is, indeed, Arthur; it fits Just like your shirts used to fit when I made them." Hovr Secrets Get Out.. "You see, Clarence told me ell I've told you because I'm his confidential friend." "No; you mean he told it to you because h thinks you are his confidential friend." HarnionioiiM Environment. "Clarence Higglns is davoted to the antique, isn't he? "Antique? Fay, if you go to his 'den you're in luck if the plastering doesn't fall In on you." A Free-Horn American View. "Would you like to know that you had a king for an ancestor?" "No: It wuuid bo a lifelong grief to me that I couldn't show him how our ptoek had Improved. BRIEF SESSION HELD.. School Hoard Had but Little Business Before It. The School Board, at Its meeting last night, transacted little other than routine business. Superintendent Kendall reported the appointment of Miss Edna Stewart as teacher of the sixth grade In school No. 11. Bills amounting to ?!,. 12 were allowed. The report of the librarian, which was read, showed books in the City Li brary. During the month 22,4-0 books were drawn out. The board adjourned until 2 p. m. Nov. 11, when bills for the installa tion of steam heating apparatus In school building No. 20 and the old part of No. 10 w ill be opened. Superintendent Kendall submitted the following statistical report tor the month ending Oct. i:. comparisons being made with the corresponding periods of last year: Number registered ' durinvr the month, boys, in im l-r2; -1rls, 12.771: in lnOO, boys, 12,422; girls, 12.711. Average number belong ing to school. 1S01I, 2C.2JC.C; VK Zi.lJ-j.'j. Number thonging at date, 1STO, Ufa; 110. 2U.2Ü. Average: daily attendance, lsw, 22.1Ü6; 1IiO, 22,173. Number of cases of tardiness, lv:, 1,21'J: 19m. 7v. Number of tardy pupils, 1;., 1.023: i:n. 2. Number of cases of curooral punishment, 1SIO, 21; YjO 11. Num ber of cases of truancy, m, 10, 1U. A NOTE OF WARNING j ! INSTRt CTIONS CONCERNING MARK- IXG OF BALLOTS. Tlie Detail of the Anntrallnn TIallot Law Are Fully Explained Ity R. O. Hnvvklna. AMENDMENTS TO THE LAW AND Tili: I It NATURE EXPLAINED TO THE VOTERS. John L. Griffiths Reports Conditions In Southern Indiana Senator Jleverldge's Denial. i A note of warning to voters concerning the manner of marking their ballots next Tuesday was sounded by Senator R: O. Hawkins in an entertaining and instructive talk last night. Senator Hawkins is well equipped, by virtue of his years of practice of the law and of his large legislative ex perience, to give a lucid explanation of the Australian ballot law and its several amendments. "In the election this year each voter will be entitled to vote four tickets," said Sen ator Hawkins, "including the one con taining the constitutional amendments. The State ballot is printed upon red paper and contains the, names of the fifteen presi dential electors and all of the candidates for State offices. It is deposited In the red ballot box. The local ticket, which is print ed upon white paper and which contains the names of tho candidates for Congress and all the county and legislative candi dates, is deposited in the whlto ballot box. The ballots for the constitutional amend ments aro printed upon white paper and they also are deposited in tho white box. The township ballots are printed upon yel low paper and are deposited In the yellow box. "Our present election law, which is known as the Australian ballot law, was enacted in 1891. It has been amended sev eral times since it was originally passed. When the law was first enacted both parties devoted a great deal cf tlmo In the campaigns to the instruction of voters, in order to explain to them the proper method of marking their ballots. Of late years, however, there has not been so much work of that kind done. FOR NEW VOTERS. "A large number of persons have becomo voters in this State since the enactment of this law who have probably taken very little pains in informing themselves as to its provisions. The result of this, together with the amendments that have been made to the law, has been to practically dis franchise a large number of voters by rea son of their ballots being thrown out be cause they were not marked In a proper way to indicate the intention of the voter and to comply with the law. This has oc curred to such an extent that from reliable estimates that have been mado it Is said that 7 per cent, of the total vote cast in an election in this State is lost in thi3 manner. Of course, it is impossible to esti mate or figure which party, if either, lost the most votes by these defective ballots, but it is a matter of importance, and very gTeat importance, to the voters that they should understand how-to mark their bal lots so that they will comply with the law, indicate their choice and be ccmnted. "The law, as originally enacted, provided that the name of the party should bo printed at tho head of the ticket of the party, with a square In front of It, and also provided for a stamp to be furnished, with which the voter should indicate his choice by- stamping the ticket, and it provide! further that if a voter stamped the squaro to the left of the title of the parry for which he wished to vote that would indi cate that he desired to vote the entire ticket, or what is known as a "straight ticket. "Subsequently the law was amended, do ing away with the square to the left of the name of the party and providing for inclos ing In a squaro the emblem of each party, such as the rooster, eagle, etc., at the top of each ticket. The amendment provided that if a voter desired to vote a straight ticket he should stamp the square inclos ing the emblem eagle, rooster, etc. DOING AWAY WITH STAMP. "At a later date the law was again amended, doing away with the stamp en tirely and substituting therefor the blue lead pencil, and also doing away with the square inclosing the emblems and provid ing a circle instead thereof. The latest amendment provides that the voter shall indicate his choice by a cross made with the blue pencil upon his ballot and. If he desires to vote a straight ticket he can indicate It by making a cross with the pencil within or on the circle inclosing the emblem of his party. In other words, if he desires to vote the straight Repub lican ticket, he can do so by marking the cross in the circle inclosing the eagle, or he could, if he preferred, not make any mark in the circle inclosing the eagle, but mark a cross in the square to the left of the name of each canu.uate for whom he desires to vote. "These changes in law," continued Sena tor Hawkins, "seem to have had the effect of increasing the number of defective bal lots, and these ballots are voted by per sons who have paid no attention to tho changes in the law or to the instructions that have been printed and posted at the election places, or to explanations and dis cussions on the subject that have been had in the press at each election. This is shown first by the large number of ballots that have the square to the left of the first name upon the ticket marked and no other squares marked, which indicates that the voter supposed that by marking his ballot in the first square he thereby voted the straight ticket, as would have been the case under the law as first enacted. In other words, the voter had learned how to vote when the law was first enacted and had paid no attention to the subject since. Second, a large number of ballots appear in which the voter, instead of marking a cross with ids pencil as required by law, has simply made a dot with the pencil thus undertaking to use the pencil as a stamp, which indicates that the voter had learned to vote with a stamp and knew nothing at all about the requirements of tho law with reference to tho use of the pencil. WHAT INVESTIGATION SHOWS. "Investigation has shown that these mis takes' do not occur entirely among the unlettered or Ignorant voters, but that the most intelligent of our voting population make ich blunders. They are the result of negligence and carelessness on the part cf the voter and his disregard of the warn ings and the explanations that have been printed In all the newspapers previous to every election. The law provides that the election board shall explain to the voter, if desired by 'him. the proper waj' to mark bis ballot, but many voters seem to feel that an inquiry of that kind made to the board or to any one else would indicate that he was ignorant of matters about which he should Informed, and there fore they ask no questions, and as a result lose their vote. It Is, a very simple matter for a person V .r.tacate on his ballot the way In which he jijsires to vote, if he will give it any thought or attention. if he üesires to vote a straight ticker. v that he neds to do Is to make, with the bluo pencil furnished him in the booth, a cross in the circle which inclose- the em blem of the party for which he devires to vote If ho desires to Vote the straight Republican ticket, all he needs to do is to mark a cross in the circle surrounding the eagle upon each one of thefour ballots thai are furnished him. If he does not desiro to vote the straight ticket, then be must not make any mark at all In tho circle In closing the party emblem, but mut make a croc with the blue pencil in th j small square to the left of tho name cf each man for whom he e'cslres to vote upon each on of the ballots. FOLDING OF BALLOTS. "Before leaving the booth, the voter must fold hi3 ballots up separately In such way as to show the initials of the poll clerks, which are placed on the lower left hand corner of the back of each bal lot; then hand the ballots thus folded to tho Inspector who deposits them In the several boxes. These ballots should be folded be fore leaving the booth, as the voter is re quired to do this by the statute, and if he fails to do so and takes his ballot un folded into the election room in such way that the board or other persons in the loom are able to see how it is marked, he forfeits his ballot, and it is the duty of the board to require the ballot to be destroyed and refuse to allow the man to vote. "The fact that so large a number of de fective ballots are voted at each election, as I have said, is an evidence of want of information at least on the part of a great many voters. Every one, therefore, should not only carefully consider and remembei thes2 previsions, but he should talk to his neighbors and friends upon the subject for the purpose of finding out whether they fre informed as to the proper way to vote. There should be at the polls in every pre cinct persons whose duty it shall be to find out from the voter, before he -enters the room, whether he has a correct un derstanding of the way to mark his bal lot. 1 should have said also that the ballot must be marked with a blue pencil, which Is furnished by the board to each voter. "It scorns to me, if citizens generally would take an interest in this matter with reference to their own vuting as well a that of their neighbors and friends, the percentage of defective ballots would be very greatly reduced. The total vote in 1S'J6 was. in round numbers, 637.000. Upon the 7 per cent, basis of defective ballots, there were over 44,000 ballots thrown out in the State at that election, which wouid Indicate over 44.000 voters lost their votes in 1SP6. These figures alone show the im portance of this matter to the voters gen erally and to the members of all political parties." REPUBLICAN BY 25,000. John L. Grimthgs Figures After Can vasslnir the State. John L. Griffiths, who has Just returned from southern Indiana, gives a most flat tering report of the conditions prevailing In that part of the State. "There Is no ques tion," Mr. Griffiths said, "but that Mr. llemenway will carry the First district by a largely increased plurality, and the indications are that Judge Mlers will be de feated in the Second district and Mr. Wads worth succeed him as its representative In Congress. Nothing, perhaps, could more clearly show the enthusiasm of the Repub licans than the fact that on Hcmenway day at Mount Vernon, the home of Colonel Owen, tin Demecratlc nominee for Con gress, 7.is 0 visitors were present, Evans ville sending over three thousand of the number. The procession was a mile and a half long and the streets were cywded with the most enthusiastic Republicans that I have ever seen. ,The speaking did not commence until half-past 10, but It con tinued until long after midnight. The Re publicans in southern Indiana do not seem to get tired at all this campaign. Mr. Wads worth, who has worked in the mines him self, is especially strong with the working men in his district and already the Demo crats are saying that Judge Mlers will not carry the district by over 500, when four years ago his plurality, as 1 recollect, was in excess of 1,400. "The silent vote throughout the State Is certainly with the Republican party this year. A section boss told me that it was impossible to secure ties because farmers were bringing their corn to market and re ceiving S3 cents a bushel for It, and when he asked them why they would not haul ties they answered they did not know how much they would get for their corn if Bryan was elected, and they wanted to dis pose of it before election day. "Wherever I go tho greatest Interest Is manifested in the congressional election in the Seventh district, and I find that Jesse Overstreet has endeared himself to the Re publicans throughout the State. They rec ognize that he is clean, capable, straight forward and patriotic, and that he has ren dered most efficient service to his party and his country. Considerable inquiry is made as to whether he will be re-elected or not, and when assured that there is no question of his success the greatest gratification is expressed. After being in at least one-half of the counties in the State I am satisfied that President McKinley is very much stronger than he was four years ago, and that we will carry Indiana by a plurality of not less than 25,000.' HOUGH HIDER PARADE. The Line of March and Other Ar rangements. Arrangements are now complete for the big Rough Rider demonstration Monday alternoon. The parade will form on Capi tol avenue, north of New York street, and will move promptly at 2:20. The line Qf march will be south on Capitol avenue to Washington street, east on Washington to Noble, counter march to Illinois, south on Illinois through the tunnel to Rtiisel ave nue, south to McCarty, cast on McCarty to Virginia avenue, north over the viaduct to Delaware, north on Delaware to New York, west on New York to Meridian and south cn Meridian to the Marion Club t?nd dis band. At the Marion Club tho parade will be reviewed by Governor Mount, Senator Leveridge, Capt. W. E. English, Repre sentative Overstreet, Char'es B. Landis. Daniel M. RansdeS. Fred Campbell and Colonel Clark and his staff. Senator Fair banks will also bo asked to occupy a place in the reviewing tand and parade. Immediately after the disbanding of the troops, an effort will be made to have some of ihe ofTcials and distinguished mem tors of the reviewing yarty address the Rough Riders white they .ire mounted. These addresses will either be made at the Monument or Marlon Club. Everybody in the parade will be mounted with the exception of the four hands, which will ride In tallyhos. Places of honor will be reset ved for distinguished troopers. State and county candidates. The horses will be paired off with regari to color t. improve the appearance of the troops, and the Marion Glee Club will be a band of singing equestrians. m - AT HIS OLD HOME. Capt. W. E. English's BJgr .Meeting at Lexington. Captain William E." English returned from Lexington, Scott county, at 12 o'clock last night, where he addressed the largest meeting held in Scott county during this campaign. It was too large for Indoors, and was held in the public square. Captain English's old friends and neighbors came from every part of the counts, and as many Democrats as Republicans were pres ent. Captain English spoke for nearly two hours, and aroused the greatest enthusi asm. The Democrats present, to whom his remarks were largely addressed, listened with closest interest to all he had to say, and at the close he especially thanked them for their presence and their respectful and earnest attention. A procession over two miles in length, composed of mounted men and ladies in gayly decorated wagons, met him on the road over from Scottsburg to Lexington and escorjed him to the place of meeting. On the way from Indianapolis to Scottsburg Captain English was compelled to make a speech that was not on his pro gramme. A Republican rally was going on at Columbus, and the crowd at the station, leandng that he was on board the train, sent in a committee to bring him to the rear platform. Captain English made a short and vigorous speech while the train waited, which aroused great enthusiasm, and he was given three cheers as the car pulled out of the station. RESOLUTIONS AIIOUT UlRKE. They "Were Signed Under "tlinappre lienxiun by Railroad 3Ien. Shortly before the Democratic state con vention, which declined to give Frank B. Burke the nomination for Governor, wai held, a sot of resolutions appeared in the newspapers signed by a number f railroad men. These resolutions averred that it was not true that the railroad men were sigalnst Mr. Burke, but, on tho contrary, were fa vorable to him. Lately the Demotrata have been referring to these- resolutions In de fense of the charges against Burke on ac count of his labor record. Concerning these resolutions three rail road men have docltred that they signed the resolutions In ignorance of Mr. Uurke' record. They are Republicans uud declare that they will r.ot vote for Burke. The three men are J. Addlngton, Big Four con ductor, and F. R. Stewart and C. H. Mat thews. Big Four switchmen. Mr. Matthews rays the resolutions were presented to him by M. J, Pierce, a Democrat, and he signed them without knowing Anything About Mr. Burke or his record in the Legislature. MR. nEVERIDGirs DENIAL. He Did Not Use the Word Attributed to Him. Senator Albert J. Beverldge yesterday sent the following telegram to this city from Vevay; "I am informed that the Sentinel Mates I predicted a landslide to Bryan. Such a statement is an outrageous and malicious lie. without excuse. 1 statc-d in the Journal: aionaay mat indications point to 40.WJ Re publican plurality in Indiana. 1 have mad no other or different statement, directly or indirectly. Every development since then sustains and even increases this estimate. The enemy must be desperate, indeed, to resort to such base practices as the Sen tlner statement about my predictions, if makes the statement I am informed it made." A Period of Jollification. II. A. Dana, a Chicago traveling sales man, now here, yesterday received a letter from bis house, advising him to remain un til several days after the election, as there would probably be two or three days of Jollification, owing to McKinley's re-election. The letter indicated that if Bryan was elected the force of traveling men would be reduced. Trip to Dana To-Dor. The I., D. & W. campaign train will leave for Dana at 9 o'clock this morning. The speakers will be Capt. V. E. English. Jude U. Z. Willy. John B. Cockrum. Col. I. S. Gordon. R. O. Hawkins and Attorney Gen eral Taylor. Short speeches will be made at different towns along the route. Send In Election Returns. Election clerks are again reminded that returns of their counts should be tent as early as possible after completlcn to the Joint newspaper office at C2 Monument place, where tho returns will be tabulated and information furnished to the public before the official count. A Name Was Omitted. The name of Rev.Chailes W. Newton was inadvertently omitted from the list of colored pastors who are supporting the Republican ticket. He is pastor of the Bethel A. M. E. Church, and took an active interest in last night's meeting. Republican Noon Meetlnjr. At the Central factory yesterday at noon the employes of that concern and the em ployes of the Sinker Davis Company lis tened to good Bepubllcan doctrine from Justus C. Adams. The men were attentive and appreciative. Speakers Failed to Appear. John W. Keallng and John Lycndeeker were billed to make Democratic speeches last night at Julletta. About forty men end boys were there at 8 o'clock, but the speakers failed to appear. Will Get Ballots To-Dsj. The election Inspectors will ail call at the counts' auditor's office to-Or nnd le Bworn, after which thev will go to the county clerk's office and get the ballots for their respective precincts. . Meetlns at New Bethel. An enthusiastic Republican meeting was held at New Bethel last night, which was addressed by Judge Fremont Alford. Ohas. S. Wlltlsft. John E. McGaughey and Jo seph R. Morgan. $9,202.94 FOR EXTRAS PARK BOARD'S ALLOWANCE FOR IlIVERSIDC PARK DAM. Talk of Expending: a Bl-r Sum for 31 ore Park LandSale of Dirt Routine Affairs. The Park Board held a busy meeting yes terday, the main business being the allow ing of the final payment to the Riverside Construction Company for the building of the dam and boulevard at Riverside Tark. The final amount was $23,23C.63, the entire cost of the work being 2.72L04. The board sent a voucher for the final payment due the company to City Controller Johnson, together with email claims against the company, amounting to about $300. The company claims It does not owe the money and Mr. Johnson must decide the claims before he settles the final payment. Su perintendent Powers's original estimate on the work was $54,K3. and the contract price was $S3,550. Extra work amounted to J1L 215.15 and the deductions to J2.012.21. making an addition of ).202.94 to the original con tract. The company's bill will be paid out of the street railway park fund. Tho board received offers from property owners to sell their land composing the strip at Emerichsvllle. which the board de sires to purchase for the park. The aggre gate asked Is $33.000. The figures were con sidered too high and the Circuit Court will be petitioned to appoint appraisers for all the land desired by the board for park pur poses. The board authorized Superintendent Tower to investigate the water contract to be made by the Board of Works with the Indianapolis Water Company, and to ascer tain who is responsible for paving in South street the unpaved spaces between the new park centers. The board appointed Mrs. John Coburn custodian of Hendricks square. The Sale of Dirt. The Board of Public Works and George H. Herpick, superintendent of the streets, will Investigate the charge made against Thomas Shaughnessy, one of the employes of the street" cleaning department, that he has been selling dirt scraped frcm the streets, against the orders of the street cleaning department. The earth Is given tc- citizens when tne contractors do not have to haul it farther than the distance to the dumps. But the city never sells the dirt, and Mr. Herpick ?ays he wiU punish nny employe who has been selling the dirt. BOARD OF "WORKS ROUTINE. RESOLUTION ADOITED. I'er local Fewer in first alley ncrth cf North street, from Liberty to Cincinnati street. MAJ. DAVIS KNOWN HERE. When n Yonnjf Man He Studied Siedl cine In Thl City. MaJ. John G. Da whose death in the Philippines was announced yvtordiy. was well krewn throughcut the United State, end particularly in Illinois. For efficient services In Now Orleans during the yel low fever epidemic the United States gov ernment presented him with a diamond-t-dudded modl. He was sanitary officer at Havana last year, and successfully handled the vellow fever there. He was born in Lexington. Ky.. fifty-two year-- ai;o. nnd during the civil war served In the h'.--plml corps. During ?it lesldenee in t'Mcuso he was surgton for the Moitm, CiiUMgo & Eastern Illinois and othor railway. After ihe war brok out be went to Cub and was transferred to the Philippines. He leave : widow and one t hil l, who are now at Orlando. Fin. He was. when young, a resident of t'lis city, anü studied medicine here. F. A. W. Davl. ot th. Indianapolis Watt i Coin pan v. is a brother. Another Vother. Greer W. Davis, lives at New Albany. U is not known whether or not the lody will Im brovjht h'-re lor brrlal Gen. MrClurc Burled Here. The Ixtdy of Gen. Daniel Me).:re, re tired. U. S. A., was buried. ycsteTdiy t Crown Hill with military honors. Tfo lH'.y arrived ycsterd iy inornln:; from Ix'ui.-i!! where he Med Wedne-v.ay evening. Ti. lit v. A. J. Gruhair. rcctcr of Christ Chu:cn conducted the services.