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Töe Journal's Reduction in Price A wrong impression seems to pre vail among certain of the subscribers to The Journal, namely, that the re cent reduction in the subscription price of the paper was only tempo rary, and that a return to former rates would take effect when the campaign closes. This is an error. The present published price of the paper will be permanently maintained and its high standard will in no way be impaired. Send in your subscriptions to us at the published rates or have the paper delivered to you by our agent in your locality. Reading the predictions of the Bryan leaders these days causes one to Imagine that he Is living the last days of October, 1S3Ö, over again. It is a bad cause whose success would brand Americans as a nation of repudia tors and rascals at home and recreants and cowards abroad. Newspaper polls are about as indicative of election results as straw votes taken on trains. The only really significant poll will be taken next Tuesday. Mr. Bryan's supporter, the Philadelphia Times, says that "fakes and falsehoods benefit no party." "Unfortunately, other Bryan organs are not of that opinion. There are these who do not think the dan gers Involved in Mr. Bryan's candidacy have been diminished since he smoked the pipe of peace with the great Sachem of Tammany Hall. Richard Croker's advice to Democrats that If defeated they should resort to vio lence at the polling places will not have any effect In the country and small towns. but it may in large cltie3. In New York It seems to be regarded as a very serious matter. Representative Amos J. Cummings, of Tammanydom, has been down In Kentucky making speeches, in one of which he de clared that William Goebel would have been Mr. Bryan's attorney general if he had not been assassinated. Mr. Cummings always delights to entertain his readers or listeners. The chairman of the Democratic nation al committee In an address to voters issued Oct. 2. 1S6L said: "With you. under a be nlgnant Providence, it rests to determino by your votes on the Sth of November the death or life of the noblest Republic ever established among men." Mr. Lincoln was re-elected and the Republic still lives. greater and stronger than ever. Telephone parties at private houses are being arranged for Tuesday night. Infor mation to be received from the central tele phone , stations. This arrangement will afford newspaper offices much relief, their attaches at this busy period having little time for answering the questions of anxious citizens who cannot wait until the papers are published to get the news. Many a little boy has had his Imagina tion fired by stories of the traditional pot of gold that lies at the base of the rain bow and has been ready to dash off In search of It. The juvenile pursuer of sup posititious wealth does not possess a more ardent imagination than the political rain bow chaser who elects an Impossible candi date by incredible majorities. Those who have concluded that power Is passing from the Eastern States will learn from the census that this Is not the case. Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut make more than the average gains, while New York and Pennsylvania ere among the States having the largest Increases In population. Maine and New Hampshire have made larger gains than Kansas and Nebraska. A letter Is published from B. K. Durfee, '.surance? examiner in Illinois, to the super- itendent of insurance in that State, show ig that the Urited States Fidelity and .luarantcc Company of Baltimore paid Richard Croker fT.ttS in l$yj and 212.104 in 1UO as brokerage on business done for the city of New York. That Is the sort o municipal morals that Mr. Bryan is assist l.g to perpetuate and extend. ' At a meeting cf the Ordtr of Railroad Conductors in Cincinnati the chairman of a committee stated that, after having vU ited every division of the order In Ohio, h was able to announct that the feel Inj anion? railroad men, irrespective of party efSliations, Is in favor of the re election of President McKinley. Railroad men, he said, declare that they have had more work during the past two years than they had during the whole of the Cleve land administration, and instead of sidings being full of empties it Is now uTIcult to get car3 enough to haul the freight. The Order of Railroad Conductors is a non partisan organization, and the foregoing statement was made to illustrate a condi tion, not a theory. LAW AND ORDER 31 RNA CCD. During the past week the absolute dic tator of Tammany Hall has attracted the attention of the country by advising "Dem ocrats to count noses at the polls, and if the declaration of votes does not agree with that count, they should go in and pull he fellows out who are attempting fraud." That is, If some people at the polls think they have found out just how the election s going, or if they agree how they want it to go, they can create a riot. In case the official declaration of the vote does not agree with their wishes. Senator Jont3, of Arkansas, who Is chairman of Mr. Bryan's national committee, on reading the fore going declaration of Richard Croker, said hat he indorsed every word of It, and added: "We Intend to see. that the ballots are counted honestly. We have won this fight, and, by heaven, we will not be de frauded of our victory by the chicanery of election judges." The same sentiment has been echoed by the head of the Democratic organization in thi3 State. The quiet of Sunday is a fit occasion for thoughtful citizens to ponder these decla rations, which are directed against the election officers In every precinct in the country. The election law in this State is the result of experience and study. That aw provides that no person, except when voting, shall be allowed to stand within fifty feet of the polls, except one challenger and one poll-book holder, who may stand at the sides of the chute next to the chal- enge window. Senator Jones and Mr. Cro ker, Mr. Hearst and all who reiterate their orders and Instructions ignore this portion of the laws of Indiana. Again, at every voting place there Is an inspector, two judges, two clerks and two deputy sheriffs. The judges, clerks and deputy sheriffs must be divided equally between the two lead ing parties, and must be named by the re spective committees. No extensive fraud, no ballot-box stuffing, no fraudulent count; and no fraudulent return can be made In any precinct without the knowledge and the assistance of three men of the party opposite the one whose candidates would be benefited by such fraud. It is possible that now and then the county central commit tee of either party may be deceived and select three men in a precinct who can be bribed, but It Is not probable that there could be any considerable number of such cases. Nevertheless, Senator Jones and Croker and Parks Martin advise Bryanites to break into the voting places, throw out the election officers and destroy the ballots if the declared vote does not agree with the outside "count of noses." What is true of Indiana In regard to the management of elections is true In all the States of the North. All have the secret ballot, both parties are represented on all election boards and every safeguard Is placed about the voting, counting and return of votes that the experience of men In both parties can devise. In every voting precinct In the North tho two leading parties are repre sented by men named by the local , party committee, yet Senator Jones declares that the judges and other election officers of his own party were purchased to an extent in 1SÖG that Mr. McKinley was elected. Ignor ing the laws of all of these States, which forbid the presence of any persons except the election officers, and party watchers In some States, this same Senator Jones says that we intend to see that "the votes are honestly counted." It is not necessary to tell any intelligent person that these instructions are designed to encourage lawlessness at the polls on Tuesday. For years elections throughout the country have been orderly. Indeed, It may be doubted If there has been more than occasional altercations near any vot ing place in Indiana since the present ballot law has been In force. But these men, Cro ker, Jones and others. Invoke those who suspect that the election In any precinct may not be proceeding according to their views to seize the polls and throw the of fleers out. Such lawless persons may think It the proper thing to rush into a voting place and destroy the ballots because three- fourths of them were cast by Republicans. They certainly have the warrant of these leaders for such lawlessness. Thus It must appear to all that these leaders have given advice which, If adopted, would destroy the election system of the country and substi tute for law and order that disregard for law which is best termed anarchy. Well does the independent Democratic Brooklyn Eagle declare that "the advice and threats of Croker and Jones are examples of infer nal wickedness." As he considers these appeals to violence and lawlessness by the leaders of the Bryan party, can any friend of social order and freedom under law vote for the candidates of such leaders? SHELDON'S CLOUDED VISION. Rev. Mr. Sheldon, the Kansas man who undertook to run a newspaper for a week as Christ would run it, has again been find ing fault with newspapers as they are edited by plain, ordinary human men. In a lecture in New York on Sunday he said he believed that newspapers were largely responsible for the pessimism which exists In America to-day. Crimes, unpleasant sensations, rapine and blood, he said, were flaunted before the eye In the papers pages, "while bright, cheery tales of char ity, of loving kindness and of years of devotion have no place there. If so they are lost in the perspective of high head lines. Love lives and moves and accom pllshes deeds each day, yet we forget It In the recitals of the unusual, of the mis eries and of the weaknesses of God's creatures. Let the papers breathe a purer air across their columns. Let them be charitable of men's failures. May they sometimes print the good men Itave done, and not what they leave undone; throw light upon the myrald silent chari ties, and let the growing youth know that this world Is not a place for pessimism and that God's purpose cannot be subverted." Mr. Sheldon Ignores several things In making this criticism first, the divine in junction to the charitable not to let their left hand know what their right hand doeth; also, the fact that to publish abroad private charltlta would, in a vast number of cases, trlnj needless humiliation on the beneficiaries. The truest charity is often that which Is done most secretly. News papers could perhaps ascertain these sec rets by a system of spying and Investiga tion, but the better class of papers respect the rights even of paupers and see no reason for uncovering their personal af fairs merely for the sake of heralding abroad their benefactors' good deeds. It may be said, too, that If these benefactors have the right spirit they object even more strongly . to publicity than do the persons to whom they extend aid. Further, Mr. Sheldon overlooks a fact which every unprejudiced newspaper reader will admit. namely, that when any charitable deed is done which -affects the public, and of which It has a right to know, the informa tion Is set forth in such.a way that all may see. Headlines are not stinted, nor ap proving comment withheld. Gifts for the common benefit are numerous throughout the country. Libraries are established, colleges endowed, homes for the aged and for orphans founded, hospitals built, and philanthropic movements of a thousand sorts furthered. Constantly the newspa pers are proclaiming the good deeds men have done. If the pessimism of which Mr. Sheldon complains really prevails it Is not sufficiently powerful to prevent a liberal giving such as the world has never before known. The truth of the matter seems to be that It Is the Sheldons who see through a glass darkly and take gloomy views of life. Or else It is that they spend their time reading yellow newspapers, which, they ought to be aware, are not representa tive of the press of the country, which is, for the most part, decent and trustworthy, and fair to all. AUTOIN'S CIIAR3IS. We have had six weeks of marvelous weather weather in which, to one not in valided within four walls, simply to be alive has been a Joy. The heat of a too fervent summer passed gradually Into a temperature so mild that It did not chill, so cool that exertion cost little effort and exercise was a pleasure. The foliage of the trees was not killed by sudden frost. but ripened slowly, under the autumn sun and fell lingcringly to earth. Its service done, or clung bravely to the branches. flaunting a June dress of green in triumph even up to these days belonging by the calendar to November. It has been a time whose every hour drew thoughts of coun- trybred men and women to fields and woods and recalled the charms of laden orchards, trees . heavy with . nuts, cider foamy from the press, the song of "Bob White," the harvesting of corn and po tatoes, the hundred and one sights and sounds and occupations of farm and coun try life never valued so keenly as when they are things of the past. These coun trybred persons never grow so restless in their city environment as in the autumn, but seldom is it that golden weather so long unbroken holds them In its spell and keeps tho picture of rural joy3 so vivid. Those who were wise and could throw off their burdens betook themselves to tho rlaces they longed to see, tramped over hills and through the fields among plled up .nestling leaves, across tho stubble or along grassy ways, getting once more a glimpse of the world which was a part of their youth, but which, with the restless ness of youth, they left behind, only .to count its memories, now as among their dearest possessions. But those who are withcut these rural memories and whose hearts are in the town have had their share of delight In these golden days. They have found life better' worth living, and should meet the slowly coming winter with an increase of vigor that will mitigate its bleakness. October In Indiana is always a month to look forward to, but this autumn will go on record as one having a peculiar charm. PRESIDENTS AND THANKSGIV ING DAYS. In enumerating some of the causes for thanksgiving in his recent proclamation President McKinley says: "Our country through all Its extent has been blessed with abundant harvests.. Labor and the great Industries of the people have pros pered beyond all precedent. Our commerce has spread over the world. Our power and influence in the cause of freedom and enlightenment have extended over distant seas and lands." The allusion to 'pros verity and the spread of our power and Influence will probably be condemned by some as having a political application, but they are proper causes for gratitude. So are abundant harvests, though they are not always accompanied by general pros perity. There have been times when the country has been favored with good crops, yet, owing to other causes, hard times have prevailed. Good crops and general prosperity have been named many times as causes for thanksgiving. The legitimate increase of our commerce and our power and influence among nations is an equally legitimate cause for rendering thanks. It is curious to observe how these forms have been varied by different Presidents. The first proclamation of the kind, issued by Washington, in October, 17&0, was in compliance with the request of a Joint com mittee of the two Houses of Congress. Among . the causes it named for giving thanks to God were "the signal and mani fold mercies and the favorable interposi tions of Ills providence In the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquillity, union and plenty which we have since enjoyed; for the peace able and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish Constitu tions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately Instituted; for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge." This procla mation was issued about a year after the adoption of the Constitution, seven months after the government went into operation, and six months after Washington's first flection as President. Washington Issued only two Thanksgiving proclamations dur ing his eight years as President. The sec ond was issued Jan. 1, 1705. It called on the people to give thanks "for the manifold and signal mercies which distinguish our lot as a Nation, particularly for the posses sion of Constitutions of government which unite and by their union establish liberty with order; for the preservation of our reace. foreign and domestic; and. generally, tor the ' prosperous course of our affairs, public and private." Another paragraph mentioned "the unexampled prosperity of all classes of our citizens and therecent confirmation of internal tranquillity y the suppression of an Insurrection which so wantonly threatened it." The reference vas to the so-called "whisky Insurrection" in western Pennsylvania in 1794, which Washington called out 13,000 troops to sup press and himself cl the troops as far as Carlisle. Pennsylvania. President John Adams, the second President, issued two Thanksgiving proclamations, one In 172$ and c ne In 17S3. They, are long and verbose. In the first one he named among the causes for giving thanks "the wonderful progress of' population and many and great favors conducive to the happiness and prosperity of a nation." The next year he referred to "the countless favors which God is still continuing to the people of th United States, and which render their condition as a nation eminently , happy when com pared with the lot of others." He also tecommended that the people ask God "to make succeed our preparations for defense and bless our armaments by land and by sea." Adams's proclamations were In the preaching style and bordered on cant. The next President, Thomas Jefferson, Ignored the custom, and from Adams to Madison, in 1S12, no Thanksgiving proclamation was ittued. Jefferson was something of a free thinker, and probably regarded the custom as more honored in the breach than In the observance. In fact, he Is on record against it. In a letter to a clergy man, written In 1S0S, while he was still President, he argued that as by the Con stitution of the United States the national government was forbidden to meddle with religion or church matters, the appoint ment of Thanksgiving days rested with the States "so far as it can be in any human authority." He added: I do not believe It Is for the Interest of religion to invite the civil magistrate to direct Its exercises, its discipline or its doctrines, nor of the religious societies that the general government should b in vested with the power of effecting any uni formity of time or matter among them. Fasting and prayer are rellgiou exercises; the enjoining them an act of discipline. Every' religious society has a right to de termine for itself the times for these oxcr cises. and the objects proper for them, ac cording to their own particular tenets, and this right can never be safer than in their own hands, where the Constitution has de posited it. I am aware that the practice of my predecessors may be quoted. But I have ever believed that the example of State executives led to the assumption of that authority by the general government, without due examination, which ouid have discovered that what might be a right in a State government was a violation f that right when assumed by another. Re this as it may, every one must act accord ing to tho dictates of his own reason, and mine tells me that civil powers alone have been given to the President of the United States, and no authority to direct the re ligious exercises of his countrymen. This ingenious argument is very Jeffer sonian. Its fallacy lies in assuming that a mere recommendation that a people render thanks to the Almighty for blessings re ceived Is a governmental interference with religious exercises or rights. In 1S12 President Madison revived the cus tom, and during his two terms he appointed four Thanksgiving days, all for causes re lating to the war with England. The last one, in 1813, was On, account of the restora tion of peace and was appointed in compli ance with a joint resolution of Congress After Madison there' was not another thanksgiving proclamation issued until that of Abraham Lincoln in April,. 15C2. This was very brief. "It has pleased Al mighty God," said the President, "to vouchsafe signal victories to the land and naval forces engaged In suppressing an In ternal rebellion and at the 'same time to avert from our country the dangers of for eign Intervention and invas'on." Therefore the people were reeemwettded In their next Sunday services "to especially acknowledge and render thanks to our Heavenly Father for these Inestimable blessings." Mr. Lin coln Issued four thanksgiving proclama tions, and each one cited military as well as civil reasons for gratitude. No other proclamations have equaled his In dignity and felicity of expression. Some of them recall the immortal Gettysburg speech and are worthy to be placed, beside It. Since Lincoln's time the custom has been regularly observed, each President appoint ing a day of thanksgiving every year. The proclamations have invariably referred to physical blessings, such as good crops, gen eral, prosperity, immunity from pestilence, etc. One issued by President Cleveland on Nov. 4, 1S0G, the day after the defeat of Mr. Bryan, said: "The people of the United States should jxever bo unmindful of the gratitude they owe the God of Na tions for His watchful care, which has shielded them from dire disaster and point ed out to them the way of peace and hap piness." A "WRITER - AND HIS PUBLISHERS. It is pleasant to know that Mr. Maurice Thompson's new novel, "Alice of Old Vin cennes," a review of which appears in an other column, has met with a favorable re ception in Chicago, New York and other cities where it has been placed on sale, and Is already to be counted among the literary successes of the season. So large were the early orders from these outside dealers. Indeed, that the publishers were unable to meet the demand, hence delayed the offer of the book to Indiana readers until a later edition could be issued. Mr. Thompson, whose high reputation as an essayist, poet and writer of out-of-door papers is a matter In which the Indiana reading public takes pride, has done his State a service by turning his attention to its history as a basis for romance. Al though his earliest literary ventures were short stories or sketches of Indiana life, "Hoosier Mosaics," his later works of fic tion have been apparently but Incidental features of his work, and have attracted comparatively little attention. "Alice of Old Vincennes" is, however, a production of a sort not to be overlooked. To under take such a book meant a careful and serious preliminary study of written his tory and of local traditions, and that this study would be thorough no one familiar with Mr. Thompson's literary characteristics could doubt. The old-time atmosphere Into which the reader of the tale is Immediately brought proves for Itself the extent to which the author entered Into the spirit of the French community of a hundred years ago. This book is its own com mentary on the misguided fiction writers who are running about the world hunting for material. The born novel writer finds his material at hand wherever he may be. If It is human nature he wishes to depict, the study of the human creature can be conducted' at any time and place. If It Is history he wants, history exists wherever the human creature has lived and striven. Indiana history Is rich in romantic inci dents and episodes, and Mr. Thompson chose one of the most striking of these as the foundation for his story. Westerner are accustomed to regard the Atlantic States as America's pre-eminently historic ground and to undervalue the movements anil events that belong to the evolution of their own 'region. Such books as "Alles of Old Vincennes" help to restore the bal ance, and hence have a value beyond that ; of mere fiction for the entertainment of an hour. t In this connection it may not be out of place to say a word of the publishers of this novel, the Bowen-Merrill Company, of Indianapolis. The question was once sneer Ingly asked in England. "Who reads an American book?" Later the elect literary circle in Eastern States took a like at titude toward Western books. Westerners themselves who ventured to write books . felt that an Eastern publisher must be secured or they would lack prestige this, too, until very recently. The Incorrectness of thl3 theory' has been shown by the remarkable success of the Bowen-Merrill publications. Their first venture as pub lishers was made with James Whltcomo Riley's poems. That these have had a great circulation no one needs to be told. Later they experimented with a novel by a hith erto unknown Indiana writer, and "When Knighthood was In Flower" speedily en- Joyed a popularity that was at once the wonder and envy of other authors and publishers. More recent works have met with a like fortune "The Black Wolf's Breed," "The Redemption of David Cor son," "Sweepers of the Sea," etc. The Bowen-Merrill books. In short, have sold by tens of thousands, even hundreds of thousands, while the "prestige" of well known names and Eastern publishers some times failed to carry a work beyond three figures. Authors of high reputation, with a sudden access of light, now offer their manuscripts to this house, hcplng to share In the success. The experience of the firm with Its publications proves, even more unquestionably than the increase In the number of producers of literature, that with the shifting of the center of popula tion to the neighborhood of Indianapolis the literary center as a single fixed point ceased to be. It has resolved Itself Into various circles, one of which Is sure to establish itself wherever a successful pub lishing house exists. Hence it is that the enterprise of the Bowen-Merrill Company has given a distinct Impetus to the intel lectual life of the community, so closely are business and literary interests allied. Hon. S. H. Holding, chairman of the Sound Money. Democratic convention for Ohio; Hon. J. II. Outhwaite, for ten years in Congress from the capital district, and Judge Merrill, a leading Democratic law yer of Sandusky, have Issued an address urging conservative Democrats to unite for the defeat of Mr. Bryan. After a caustic review of his principles, the address con cludes: The principles wo fought for in 1836 are still fixed. To abandon them now Is to lack the courage of our convictions. To adhere to them is to accomplish the defeat of . Bryan, to drive out the allies from the party and to reorganize upon the old lines by recalling the erring to the old faith. In this situation we should not hesitate, but vote as we did in lbiKS for country and for right. The memorial service In memory of the late Governor Morton at Central-avenue Church at 2:30 this afternoon will call out, as it should, a large audience to bear tes timony to the patriotism and the' measure less service of that great man, not only to his State, but to the country, in the greatest crisis the Nation ever passed through. Like all great men who have served their country with , courage and ability. Governor Morton had his fierce de tractors. Like all other great men of that period, Lincoln, Grant and others, he has outlived his mallgners. In fact some of them live to applaud him. Dr. L. G. Powers, chief statistician of the Census Bureau, says the census of 1900 will show that during the last ten years the people of the United States have saved $23,000,000,000 twenty-five billion dol lars. That Is an enormous addition to the wealth of a nation to be made In ten years. Dr. Powers estimates that It repre sents a greater purchasing power of the necessaries and luxuries of life than the entire human race had saved from the time of Adam to our Declaration of Inde pendence. Yet there are those who claim that the American people are going "over the hill to the poorhouse." Apparently there are some queer charac ters among the numerous faculty of the University of Chicago. For instance, one of the faculty has compared Mr Rock efeller with Shakspeare, another lectures to his history classes In the language of the slums, and a third declares that th riots of to-day are the natural result of the iawless deeds of our revolutionary an cestors. In view of these statements, no wonder that President Harper has taken some of the professors to task. Still, the man wrho has declared that a person can live well on 13 cents a day is open to criticism. When Chairman Jones read, in Hearst's Chicago American, that Montgomery Ward prevented the using of tho lake front In that city for the Bryan tent, he was so wroth that he sent out a boycott letter. Now the Arkansas statesman Is threatened with a suit, as boycotting is a crime in Illinois. He has also learned that Mr. Ward did not prevent the putting up of the Bryan tent on that ground, but It was the result of a decision of the Supreme Court. Having disfranchised the negroes Louis iana agrees to have an "honest" election if Northern politicians will promise not o cut down the State's congressional rep resentation. This, according to the New Orleans Times-Democrat. This 13 very kind of Louisiana, but what Northern observers are unable to understand Is how, under the circumstances, it can have an honest election. . There have been more exhibitions of in tolerance and acts of violence during thi3 presidential campaign than In any other on record. Why Is It? Has somebody been sowing the seeds of strife and class hatred? BUBBLES IN THE AIR. Apropos of JJets. When this campaign Is over, relieved we all shall be; some mn will be relieved in mini, and some financially. Cause and Effect. "In this campaign two good symbols Join ra:6s for McKinley and Roosevilt." What, for Instance V "The full ballot box and the full dinner pail." Ingrowing; Concern. ''Bryan's speeches, of Ut, nave seemed to havs a melancholy tlnpt." Tea; hs's wondering how. he's going to ex plain It to himself when he falls to get there. ' Crowded Out. 'Does Hiss Etnbbins tak an tntcrcrt ta pol itics r Oovsroor Ys; she raw that X was C-"3 The Modern Fable of the People's Choice Who Answered the Call of Duty andzj TooK either Jfr 1 . 1 "J"Jcopyrl5hri Once upon a time the King Pins of a Great Party decided that the City Ticket could not be elected; so they decided to Recognize the Better Element. If It had been an air-tight Cinch the Nominations would have gone to the Boys who do the Fine Work. In a Residence Street which had Just put in Asphalt and which had a Cast-Iron deer In nearly every Front Yard, as a slight Con cession to Art, there lived a Nice Man who was in the Garden Seed Business. He said "Whom" and wore Nose Glasses, and he was Lost if he did not have an Umbrella un der his Arm. He never had dallied with the politlcial Buzz Saw, although he had Con victions on the National Issue and had written one or two Open Letters on Munici pal Ownership, signed "Justttia," By some Chance the Bosses singled out the Garden Seed Man as the Victim for the Off Year Sacrifice. They did not like to see a Good Fellow stand in the Breach and take the Gaff right In the Wish Bon. If any one had to be handled with Hooks they preferred that it should be some upright Outsider who wore Congress Gaiters and Yam AVristlets. The Nice Man who dealt in Leeks and Early Peas seemed to meet all the Requirements. He was due to get the Double Cross on General Principles. In speaking of him they called him The Stiff. When they talked it over In a Wine Room at the rear of the Pug's Olympus it was re ported that the Garden Seed Man was sus pected of being a Lily White, who seldom stood by the Straight Ticket; that he car ried a little Sack of Peppermint Lozenges and that he never had been known to call anybody by his First Name. So they took a Vote to see if he should be Butchered to make a Municipal Holiday, and a Low Growl of Approval ran around the Table. Two Committeemen, who carried an over weight of Jowl and wore Cameos a little smaller than the Home Plate, went up to the Garden Seed Office and told the Nie Man that the People all over Town were sick with Anxiety to know would he be their Next City Clerk. If he had stopped to Count Up he would have known that not more than twenty three Persons had ever heard of him. But you can always convince a Nice Man that he is Prominent, and if the Ointment is properly applied and rubbed in so as to get all through the System he will think he Is real Popular, too. The Committeemen had worked the little Ball In and out of the English Walnuts be fore shifting to Politics, and they could sit down beside a trusting, unsophisticated Unitarian with an Open-work Mind and convince him that Red was Yellow. By the time they were through Pumping It Into him he was sure that It he did not accept the Nomination the Lights would burn Low all over the City and the Little Children would moan In their Trundle Beds. So he put on the Corrugated Brow and 'tried to look like Caesar at the Lupercal and said he would have to Knock Under to the Universal Demand. The Committee men said they would need a little Money right away to get out some Printing. They did not say what kind of Printing, but they relieved him of enough to issue a Public Library. His Wife and her Sister and the Man who took care of the Furnace and his other Friends heard what he was up to. They tried to get a firm Hand Hold on his Coat Talis and pull him out of Danger, but he knew better. He said the Populace was Calling for him. No one else heard the Call. It must have come over a Private Wire. The Man who takes the Bit in his Teeth and starts out to try the entire Thirty three Degrees of Chumpery can always find plenty of Good Excuses. He said the Cam paign would advertise the Garden Seeds and bring him Into Touch with his Fellow man. Later on he got into many a Touch. It was surprising how the Voters rallied to him. He was swamped with Pledges of Support. When he was Nominated he thought he had a Chance. A Week later he began to make a List of the Plums to be distributed. Three Days before Election it ready to propose to her, and Intimated that I had better wait until after the election. Amateur Campaign Eloquence. "Aunt Minerva made John agreo to vote for McKinley." "Did her arguments convince him?" "No; but she told him if be didn't she'd never rcuke him any more old-fathioned apple dump lings as long as zbe lived." Impregnable to Bombast. "Say, this Bryanite campaign has effected one good thing." "What's that?" "It has raised the intellectual grade of real Democrats." Footnotes. A woman generally thinks any man can tell her positively how the election will so. Experience can't teach us unless we sit still and look on the book. i A whole year after a badly fitting frock 2s worn out a woman can still get road at the dress maker who made It. When the thing happens which we have x pected we are always Mjrprised. We admire a man who takes time by the fore lock; but It requires a cleverer man to get time by the hind-lock. A man who takes a mean advantage of other rer: takes a meaner advantage of himself. The citizen who is scared about the election result makes a better politician than the eitisen who Icn't. .After a woman's mencry gts shaky about th text she can still ca'altguo every new tat sh2 saw in church. When a man earns the mony to pay hH'lebta he often finds out he need It fur something eise. WISDOM OF CURRENT FICTION. I hate a fellow who tries to be more than friendly. Robert Orange.' Natural sorrow Is not forbidden to us, but a persistent dwelling on cureless grief is a trespass against the law. The Master Christian. The devil is never embarrassed, and where virtue is found superhuman h takes care to teep it on a sour, if ethereal diet. Robert Orange. How quick Is a lover's eye! how know ing; how wise Is a lover's heart! Which makes It the more sad that the lover him self is so often such a fool. Until the Day Break. If love Is love at all, it merely means complete union, and we cannot Imagine a perfect marriage where there is any pos sibility of wrangling over different forms of creed.The Master Christian. Blundering and foolishness do not ccorn to be the boon companions ' of old aee Leven, Insomuch that one is sometimes 1- most driven to believe that folly I the Day BCr?aJc mtnt ld ""U11111 the "I Trant to ct home and eee th flas ccUV ha tili. "I tell you, man. It takes th. French to maha you appreciate Old CT had all the Earmaik? of a I.a being Sworn In. He wa.j out every Night with a lot of La. Puncherj and Mayhem Specialist. C showed him how to convert his .. Money into Popularity. He was i.o' Stayer, so he had to take Seltzer it every Stop. He would come Home all CarU. ated. worse than a Soda Fountain, a- j with his Pockets full of pale, dangeioul looking Cigars that his Wife had to nvt from his Clothes with a Pair of Twet'rs. Sometimes he wondered if the Cthcr Tel low would get any Votes at all. The whole Body of Registered Voten seemed to be falling over each ether in t;u;r Mad Rush to get into Line for him. Entire Families were flopping to his Support ani working for him stronger than an Ox. So he was told. Two Men who sold him Ticket to the Piano Movers' Ball reported that they had organized a Marching Club of Ujq In the Fourth Ward. Incidentally tiity Pulled his Leg for a Bass Drum. Then, to even up, so that he would not run with a Flat Wheel, they studied the other lg for a Flag to carry at the Head of the Lii.e. Every other Ward was organized In tLe same Way. The Campaign Committee gave It to him Raw two or three tunes a Wttk. I They would get him into a Back It, um t Headquarters and pull down the Blinds ani plug Cotton in the Key Holes and Talk to him In a Stage Whisper. What they hid to say could have been talked through a Meg. J aphone at the Street Corner withcut r.y Harm being done, Lut all this Husa Uui ness and the Subdued Tones are a part cf the Game. Besides, It was better to have him in the Back Room so they could help him to count his Money and work the Short Change Racket without any Fear of Police Interference. Once or twice he Bucked a little and saij that, inasmuch as I'3 per cent, cf the Voters had Declared for him, he did not tee the Necessity of Coughing so frequently. They said It was for more Printing. He neve? eaw the Printing, but they rubbed his Shoulders for him and assured hira it was All Right. W'hat he spent on the Jacks and Lilliei and their Accomplices would hate got Lira the new Surrey and repalntee the House and put a new "L" on the Kitchen for the Girl's Room and paid for all the Woiks of E. P. Roe and T. S. Arthur, wuich l.e u very anxious to add to his Library. As he saw his Balance melt he was cheered up by the Knowledge that he wou'4 get it back several times over in Salary an! Fees, and probably be able to turn a few Tricks on the Side. Just before Election everybody runs around in a Circle and kicks up so muca Dust that no one but a Clairvoyant can size up the Situation. Even the Garden Sed Man, who had kept his Finger on the Pub lic Pulse, could not accurately estimate his Majorities, but he had a little Table that he had made with a Fountain Pen and a Ruler, and it showed that he was merely a few Votes shy cf the Unanimous. He vis expecting that some one would get up asd Move to make him City Clerk by Acclama tion. The Ballots were counted and the Garden Seed Man carried one Precinct In the Sec ond Ward and two in the Seventh. The Legless Man with the Ringllng Show could have Run almost as well. At 11 o'clock on Election Night he sat at Headquarters, whence all but him had fled, and tried to figure out that it would require the Official Count to decide. They had to lead him Home. He did not want to face his Wife. The Other Man was 17.0CO ahead and still Running. Instead of taking It as a Joke, the same as Other People did, he got Sore on Hu manity in General and joined a Third Party, that was Opposed to anything you could mention. He never bought the new Surrey or put the "L" on the Kitchen. MORAL Dont Bank on a Certainty until the Goods are Delivered. Glory. I want to shake tho dust of this in fernal town off my feet and get back to honesty and sincerity. The honest ra.-ealuy of American business methods that 1 ve fought all my life is like the teaching of the Bible compared to the sllppcri;iis of the French." The Expatriates. History would be a very orderly affair could the dry-as-dust historians have thtir way, and doubtless it would be thrillmgly romantic at every turn if th r.ove'.ms were able to control its current. Fortunate ly neither one nor the other has much in fluence, and the result, in the long run. Is that most novels are shockingly tame, while the large body of history is loaded down with picturesque incident, which. used in fiction, would be thought i'.biuruiy romantic Alice of Old Vincennes. Love of woman's a thing apart beyor.d all rule and scale, or dogma, or the Bible self. The passions are pagans to the end no more to be trusted than tame tigtr.s if a man 1.- a man. But passions are bred out nowadays. I don't believe the ntxt gene-ration will be shaken to the heart with t.. same gu&to and storms as th. iat. think smaller thoughts a:;d ftel trr.aii-r sentiments; we're too careful of our mu-.s to trust the giant passions; our hearts don't pump the same great flood rl blood. A Breaker of Laws. IITERASY N0TS. Admirers of General Lew Wallace s tet known book will be Impress d by the fsot that the forthcoming holiday edition of Ten-Hur" in two volumes will V'.f ninety-third that has been tr.aI. o. Nearly a million copies of It have sold. Mr. James Lane Allen has taken occa sion In a preface to the new litin of "A Kentucky Cardinal" and 'Wfurmh that the Macmillan Company I- ' 1 bring out to speak in an Interf .-tirs f of his methods of worl; and of t..e tucky country, whence all his tt r: r k sprung. m Here !s a story of George L"!ct. u-. Notes and Queries: A lady th George Kliot Truly a classic, fays tho New Y-rk i'; tine, Is Charles Rcadc's r-rr.arkab r.ovtL "The Cloister and the Hearth"-a b-"- uy th- way, which Sir Waiter lV5.itit is t -'V' t:red of praising. Two hundred th ;,--;f; copies of a sixpenny edition were r ' sold in Kngl.ir.d. and a neat ar.d i-'-'f httle pocket coition is foo:1, to ap;---ir mi It L the humorous bout cf Mi- "--in nette L. GIMcr. eO.itor i? the Critic, tr'i sh- i.as never been ill and ha never worn evening dress In her life. Ar.d wont to add that she worke-J '1"..:: ' twenty years without a single V he tlon. These facte give the kfWL a'.d career of one cf the most unconventional figures in the 4. unconventional figures of New York. rat a time." said the. Saturuar nt "when Mr. Gilbert Par "There w Evening Po tionallty seemed almost to reb'e la t-e na balance. He had eo many ci friends In the United States ?'gonB much of his time here that. a.tno-n It as only a question of MaJ.-jritis. ne j.. j the Job nailed down on four Sides r,i tv clinched underneath. It was All Over cept a few faint Cries of Fraud ar.d'.-." novelist what her duty wa? in r'a :.,r Fcult circumstances, and reef -Ivi 1 n -r reply. "But." she objected. "If I V '. ' I should die!" "Surely that ha? rx:..::- j do with vour doing your duty." ar.-"-"