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THE INDIANAPOLIS JOfRNAL, SATTTHDAY, NOVEMBER 22i 1902.'
THE DAILY JOURNAL SATURDAY. NOVEMBER 22. 1W2 telephone Calls Old nod evr, ) Office . . 3B3M I Editor! Rooms . MO TtR'h OF 51 B RIPTIOS. I V WKrUER-IrtDIANAPOLIS and SUBURBS. 1 -.1; . Suedsy tn-ludd. M cents per month, i r... uith'.t Sunday. 4 cents per month. tu.v wUhoiit '.ally. (20) per year. rt Daily. 2 entw. Sunday, i cents. ki a;k.ts everywhere. Ti:. ir . 1 cant. ly. bsnday inr!udd .er waek. li cents. n i -r r i - im .. cents. ly mail i-kkpa luily trillion. ir )mt bally and tSunoay, on year MJ Mill day only, one year REDUCED HAThS TO CLUBS. Weekly Edition. One eery, one year cents Fiva cent ir month for periods less than a year. No ubx r:i iimi taken for lesa than three nnnrh: REDUCED RATE TO CLUBS. Rubscr.b with any of our numerous agents or end su bscrlpt Ion to JOURNAL NEWSPAPER COMPANY Indianapolis, Ind. 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C.-Rlrgs House, Ebbett house, Fairfax Hotel. Willard Hotel. DENVER, COL-Lout ha in ft Jackson. Fifteenth and Lawrence streets. DAYTON, O.-J. V. Wilkie. 23 South Jefferson street. COLUMBUS. O.-Viaduct News Stand. Hi High street. The large increase In freight rates made by the railroads raises a suspicion that they were not actuated by purely philanthropic motives in making the recent increase of wages. Now that the footings have been made, the Republicans will have 208 and the Dem ocrats 178 members in the next House, or thirty majority against fifty majority in the present House. The conclusion of arrangements under which Argentine cattle are to be freely im ported into Great Britain indicates the pos sibility of lively competition for American cattle growers. In this age of rivalry eter nal vigilance and energy are the price of supremacy in trade. When the Republican representatives in tvery 8tate between the two oceans agree upon a candidate for speaker without a conference and within three weeks after the election, it is fair to assume that the great party is not seriously divided upon ny question before the country. The official returns of the lata election In Illinois show that the proposition for 8tate referendum received a majority of 331. 1W, local referendum a majority of 905,0S3 and popular election of I'nited States sen ators 447,989. These large majorities show the. rapid growth of a new form of popu lism. Postmaster General Payne is of opinion that while the President may not recom mend any reduction in the representation of Southern States, action on the subject is likely to be taken by Congress or by the next Republican national convention. It is a question that cannot be permanently Ignored. Before deciding to establish a new nor mal school the State should institute in vestigation as to why the public ichools get so little benefit from the present one. The statistics and the statements of edu cators go to show that the proportion of normal school graduates employed as teachers is very small. Washington dispatches say that between now and the assembling of Congress Pres ident Roosevelt will confer with all promi nent Republican senators and members ar riving in Washington relative to important topics in his annual message. For a man who some feared might be too impetuous the President appears singularly willing to accept advice. While it is not matter of the least con sequence, still it will not do to have the Prohloi'on leaders claim that in 189 their party stood for sound money. That year there were two Prohibition parties one de claring for free coinage and the other ig noring the money question altogether. The vote was nearly equally divided between the two candidates for President in this State in 1 The New Jersey Court of Appeals has decided that the person who owns an es tate has a right to the atmosphere over it. A telephone company strung its wires over the lot of a citizen. He did not like it, went to court about it. and the court decided that a person who owns land has a right to the air above his property. How about the right to cloud a person's atmos phere with coal smoke? A leading Italian paper at Rome protests against the proposed amendment to the United States immigration Jaw excluding Illiterates on the ground that it would be "a new cruel offense to Italy." whose emi gration, it says, "comprises 80 per cent, of Jil'terates." A country's immigration laws re passed to benefit Itself, and the protest of the Italian paper furnishes a strong ar gument in favor of the proposed amend ment. The opinion that the public school teach ers of Indiana are not adequately paid is practically unanimous among aU who are In position to know. Under suet a condi tion the edu ational interests or the State will suffer, and other interests in propor tion. The problem of how to secure better compensation and therefore a better grade of teachers is not an easy one to solve, but It Is one that demands attention. The present condition has lasted too long al ready, and Its reform cannot be begun too soon. The race between five United States war Ships from Hampton roads to Jan Juan. Porto Rico, was not a sporting event, but tt was an unusual one. Some of the vea- have been on long cruises and others been under fire, but uone of them ever before engaged In a speed contest like this. The accounts Indicate that they all showed good seagoing qualities and made good time, though the cruiser Cincinnati was an easy winner. As a race of warships under orders the contest was probably never equaled, though the long race against time by the Oregon from San Francisco to Key West, at the beginning of the war with Spain, was far more important. IHK SILLIVA Ot ifl LYC HIG. It has been some time since Indiana was disgraced by a lynching, but the one that has Just occurred in Sullivan county has all the features of a flagrant violation of law. Admitting that the victim was guilty of the crimes charged against him. of which there seems to be little doubt, there was no doubt of his speedy trial, con viction and punishment. It is no excuse for mob law to say that the legal penalty In such cases is inadequate. That is not for any mob or any community to say. If the penalty is not severe enough let the law be changed in a regular way, but while the law stands it should be observed. In this case the lynchers have put themselves on a level with their victim as law break ers. To say that they have done substan tial justice and made a record that will tend to prevent the perpetration of crinv in the future is not to the point. Any per son who should arm himself with a shot gun and shoot everybody he thought de serving of death might make the same plea. The plea is illogical and futile. Nor is it strengthened by the fact that the partici pants In the lynching were respectable citi zens, and that the proceeding was marked by a sort of orderliness. Murder is murder whether it be perpetrated in a riotous or a quiet manner. The helnousness of crime is not lessened by the fact that it was done in an orderly way, and every one of the participants In this lynching is a murderer in the eye of the law. This case is the first that has occurred under the law of 1901, amending the anti lynching law of 1899. The latter made as sisting in a lynching murder, and being present and looking on a crime punishable by imprisonment in the State prison not less than two nor more than twenty-one years, and placed the power of prosecution in the hands of the attorney general. He will probably deem it his duty to take ac tion in this case. The act of 1901 provides as follows: If any person shall he taken from the hands of a sheriff or his deputy having such person in custody, and shall be lynched. It shall be conclusive evidence of failure on the part of such sheriff to do his duty, and his office shall thereby and thereat Immediately be vacated, and the coroner shall immediately succeed to and perform the duties of sheriff until the suc cessor shall have been duly appointed, and such sheriff shall not thereafter be eligible to either election or appointment to the office of sheriff. Provided. That such former sheriff may, within ten days after such lynching occurs, file with the Governor his petition for reinstatement to the office of sheriff, and shall give ten days' notice of the filing of such petition to the rrose cuting attorney of the county in which such lynching occurred and also to the at torney general. If the Governor, upon hearing the evidence and argument, if any presented, shall And that such sheriff has done all in his power to protect the life of such prisoner and performed the duties re quired of him by existing laws respecting the protection of prisoners then the Gov ernor may reinstate such sheriff in his office. I'naer this law the office of a sheriff from whom a prisoner is taken and lynched is vacated the moment the act is done. The lynching of a prisoner is made conclusive evidence that he failed to do his duty, and he ceases to be sheriff at once, the coroner of the county succeeding to the office. The burden of proof la upon the sheriff to show that he did all in his power to prevent the lynching, and it is in the discretion of the Governor to reinstate him. It is said the sheriff of Sullivan county will appeal to the Governor. The facts, as far as pub lished, do not show that he made any strenuous opposition to the capture of the prisoner by the mob. but he may be able to make a different showing. The law gives a sheriff power to command all bystanders to assist him in the defense of a prisoner and makes it a penal offense to refuse. There Is no evidence in this case that the sheriff commanded such assistance, or made any determined attempt to resist the mob. As this is the first case of the kind that has arisen its outcome will be watched with interest. THE K.MiRKI) ELEIMRT. The feature in the discussion and action of the county and city superintendents of schools that will impress many who read the reports of their recent meetings is the largeness of the demands they make upon the taxpayer and the absence of any re gard for the interests of that important element in the body politic. Possibly if more of those who call for larger expendi tures were in a position where they could realize the situation from the viewpoint of the thousands to whom the tax on a small home or farm is a burden, they would be less emphatic in their demands based upon the assumption that it is right to take one man's savings to provide ad vantages for ojhers. The outsider and the taxpayer have cause to inquire whether it would not be better that some restric tion be placed upon the privileges of higher education at the expense of the State, and whether those who are to be directly ben efited shall not be required to contribute to the support of such institutions. It Is not forgotten that many and perhaps most of the students in the State's Institutions are young people of limited means, but the man who tolls wonders if students who have money to pay fares over the State to baseball and football contests cannot just as well pay for tuition. Another normal fchool may be needed, but It was declared about the meetings this week that those who are most zealous hope to have the operating of it. The Jour nal does not make this charge; it simply repeats what was heard about the meetings. If another such school is necessary, others than localities interested and people who entertain the single idea of obtaining what they believe to be nceesssry regardless of the burden it imports, should ascertain the fact. A lobby of the superintendents such as has ben provided for men air. in the pay of the public for services should not have weight. To determine if such a school Is necessary a legislative committee or a commission independent of those who have shown a professional in terest In it should make the Investigation. Such an enterprise involves a large ex penditure at the outset and a large annual appropriation. The tendency of public instruction is toward State socialism in that many of those who sre prominent in the work ask more and more of the taxpayers and re quire less and less of the people who are directly benefited. Twenty-five years ago the idea of free text-books for all Dublin school pupils would not have been tol erated; now there is a large element of teachers who advocate that heresy, which is calculated to destroy Individual respon sibility and Inculcate the dangerous doc trine that the State, the county and the j city must provide school books. When such projects are advocated the average i taxpayer not the large corporations or the very rich, but the mass of people who pay the most of the taxes will inquire whether he has any rights which are entitled to consideration. THE CONFERENCE OF SENATORS. The conference of Republican senators in the next Legislature to consider the more Important matters that will come be fore that body is to be commended. In a session of but sixty days there is not suffi cient time to debate the merits of all the important matters that will be pressed upon the attention of the Legislature. Con sequently, any investigation which mem bers can set in motion before the Legis lature meets will prove useful to the State. So far as has been ascertained by per sonal opinions, the Republican senators fully appreciate the situation. They fol low four Republican legislatures which have done the State excellent service. They seem to realize that Republican preponder ance in Indiana is due largely to the ex cellent record the party has made since it came into control of its affairs. They seem to be animated by a purpose to continue the policy of their predecessors. The Re publican majority in the Legislature is so large that the responsibility for legislation is with it a fact which the Republican senators seem to appreciate. The spirit which pervaded the conference was excel lent. To do the best for the people of In diana was the prevailing sentiment. The senators realized the demands upon the Legislature for appropriations for new in stitutions and the extension of those now existing, and are disposed to consider them solely in the interest of the State. It falls to the Legislature to decide how far these demands can be met. realizing that there is a parsimony which is not economy and a liberality which can be inimical to the best interests of the State. Such conferences indicate a growing con viction in the minds of the men who are called to legislate for the State that it is a responsible duty and a high honor that the highest service a citizen can render the State is to serve it in public position in a manner that will meet the approbation of intelligent people. Republicans who give consideration to the declared purpose of the President not to Ignore colored Republicans in the South must come to the conclusion that his posi tion is the only defensible one. The move ment to disfranchise negroes in the South is a Democratic movement. For the Pres ident to indorse a few men who have de clared themselves Lilywhite Republicans because they have accepted the policy of disfranchisement would be equivalent to a tacit indorsement of the scheme by which hundreds of thousands of voters have been robbed of the right of suffrage. The Pres ident and Republicans generally cannot do this because it is not right, and also be cause it would be consenting to the annul ment of constitutional amendments adopt ed by the influence of the Republican par ty. It Is said that the Lilywhites have de clared war on the President and will make an effort to send to the next national con vention delegations opposed to him. That is, alleged white Republicans, who poll no votes, maintain no organization of any value to a party, propose to go to the na tional Republican convention in 1904 and at tempt to defeat the nomination of Pres ident Roosevelt because he will not indorse the wholesale disfranchisement of colortd voters. This impertinence revives the sen timent in favor of curtailing the repre sentation in Republican conventions of Southern States which maintain an organi zation to get the offices without polling any votes. The entire South did not poll half as many votes in the late election as did the Republicans of Indiana, yet they have 120 votes In Republican national con ventions while Indiana will have but thir ty. Now that the evils of this injustice are evident, the proposition made by Postmas ter General Payne several years ago to base representation in conventions on the vote polled rather than upon the number of senators and representatives by which states are represented in Congress should be agitated so as to be adopted by the next convention. The increase of the Socialist vote from 86.000 in 1900 to about S50.000 in the late elec tion appears to alarm some people. Why should It? If the party should cast twice or three times that number of votes it could do no harm. The Prohibitionists have been doing It for years, but they have not harmed either of the two con trolling parties, and never will. The So cialists have been voting all these years, and there is reason to believe they have voted the most objectionable tickets offered, thus helping the most objectionable of the two leading parties to win an occasional victory. Wli- n they vote for a ticket of their own they naturally weaken the most objectionable party and do not have votes enough alone to elect anybody. The defeat of socialism In the convention of the Federation of Labor by the vote of 4.744 to 4,344 shows that the margin in fa vor of industrial unionism Is very narrow, and when compared with previous votes the result shows that socialism has made great gains during the past few years. If the socialistic element shall continue to grow next year as it has the past three or four years it will control the next con vention. When that comes to pass union ism will come to an end and a small politi cal faction will be th? resu''. INDIANA EDITORIAL NOTES. Tom Johnson says, "Truth loses some battles, but never ; ny wars." Better get on the side of truth. Thomas. Noblesville Ledger. It looks as if Governor Durbin was not treated quite rfght in that little affair in volving the selection of a new warden for the prison south. He, at least, had the right to know what was going on. Ander son Bulletin. The spectacle of a Republican President going down to Memphis to Join In the wel come to a Democrat Vice Governor Luke Wright, of the Philippine islands, is an il lustration Of U0 breadth of the present occupant of the White House. Delphi Jour nal. We notice that the slqt machine ques tion is still "up" every few weeks in dif ferent towns in Indiana, and the police in many places order them "removed. " The most effectual removal of these robbing de vices Is that inaugurated In this city a few years ago by Judge Barnard and Sher iff James. A court decree and a sledvA hammer is the best means ever devised to "beat" a slot machine-New Castle Trib une. Some Democratic papers are still denying that there is prosperity because some prices of some necessities have advanced faster than some wages. But they forget that when there are no wages for three millions, as In 1894, the low prices of ne cessities cut mighty little figure with them. Elkhart Review. Candidate F. E. Hering has finally real ized that they were "swatted" in the re cent congressional contest and so wrote the Elkhart Truth. Saturday, acknowledg ing that they were numbered among the "also ran?." "Swatted!" That is a digni fied expression for a congressional aspirant who made his contest on Ids educational qualifications.- G- shen News-Times. The relations between W. J. Bryan and the defeated Indiana Democratic Uaders are not very harmonious. Mr. Bryan is taking comfort out of their defeat and they are inclined to hold him largely re sponsible for the great Republican ma jority. Republicans cannot be Indifferent to this condition of affairs, but they have seen too much of family troubles to inter fere. Columbus Republican. What is regarded as the death blow to the Federal Salt Trust was dealt in the United States Circuit Court at San Fran cisco, where an injunction was made per manent against the parent company and seven other corporations and forty-four firms and Individuals. This was a Judg ment under the anti-trust law. prohibiting combinations in restraint of trade between State?. Criminal proceedings also will be pushed against the defendant?. This goes to show that there is some potency In the Sherman act. Terre Haute Express. THE HUMORISTS. Those Hoys. I'd hate to risk my precious life And let the surgeon carve my pelt. I'd hate to face his nasty knife And feel the way that Roosevelt. Princeton Tiger. Avernp. O may I m-rite a verse to you, The ardent lover cried No ned; I am averse to you. The maiden proud replied. St. Paul Dispatch. Tiresome Details. Philadelphia Press. "Worst bora I ever met. Whenever he starts in to tell you some old story he's got hold of he always forgets the best part of it." "That's not so bad. You should hear Jenks tell an old story; be always remembers every part of it." .lehllles's Lament. New York Sun. , Achilles was sulking in his tent. "You ee. he exclaimed, bitterly, "my mother left my heel vulnerable, and I can never play football!" Seeing the greater glory was denied him. he rushed forth to engage in a minor fracas before the walls of Troy. Method In Her Madness. Judge. Nurse (of insane asylum) I can't make out what ails that new patient. She keeps scream ing. "Mondays in January, first and third Thurs days. Sunday afternoons, second and fourth Wednesdays, Tuesday evenings in February," and things tSS that. House Doctor That's easy. She's a eociety woman trying to keep track of her friends re ception days. She Ordered C lam Chowder. New York Weekly. Lady Once last summer I saw some boys "treading for ilams." as they called it. They were very dirty-looking boys; they were bare footedfeet unwashed mcst likely and they were walking through the mud at low tide. When they felt a clam with their feet they lifted it out with their toes. It Just made me sick. I hope your clams are not caught that way. Waiter In course not. ma'am. The man wot furnishes clams to this restaurant fishes for 'em with a stiver spoon. His Miseue. Chicago Tribune. Mrs. Ferguson reached over, took a long, dark hair off her husband's shoulder, and held it up for inspection. "That." he said, angry at her implied sus picion, "is from the horse' mane. I have Just been currying him." "What made you suppose," she asked, haughti ly, "that I thought it was anything else?" At which he shrunk back behind his newspaper again, feeling as if he had kicked hard at some thing and missed it. TARXINGT0N TALKS. Sammlng-I p of an Article on Westers Society. December Harper. It is a society almost wholly without snobbishness. Now and then there becomes apparent a struggle to enter It on the part of some one outside of it; but, because ac cess is so simple, the fact that a struggle is necessary nearly always creates in itself a perpetual disqualification. It is a society exceedingly friendly to the newcomer; very ready to receive him on his own merits; it has no feeling of its own insecurity to make it snub him because it does not know who he was before he came. And while the vis itor will be asked many questions about his acquaintances in other cities, he will not be asked if he has met "the Roekmores of Germantown," in order to discover if he "knows the right people." The questions are put in a hopeful way, with the hos pitable wish to rind mutual friends of whom to talk, and to bring the visitor and native into closer touch. There Is a natural drawing together and interdependence, of course, among the peo ple who form the nucleus of this society; whose fathers and grandfathers have been friends, watching the town grow from a village in the forties to a city of impor tance in the twentieth century; and al though there is a small complacence among the families that were here "from the ffjrSL ' It amounts mainly to greater familiarity with each other, as among relatives. Con ditions are all the happier for the absence of the pond-turtle who condescends to the newcomer because his relatives have been a long time in the same pond. Here and there there may be an individual who takes to himself pome credit that his family have achieved disti notion or continued in re spectability through several generations; but he does not push the claim, because he lives among people who would laugh less at "the arrogant strut of new wealth" than at a claim of privilege for "high birth;" because (the people would feel) to be tainted with the former means at least that you are proud of something you your self have accomplished; to possess the lat ter means that you are In the ludicrous at titude of being proud of yourself because of something that somebody else did. The member" cf this society live on terms of singular Pilimacy with one another, al most as in a village, meeting often, and rarely passing each other on the street without paustet for more than a greeting. When the warm weather begins one has only to stroll or drive about certain pleas ant portions of the city during the early evening to see nearly all his friend.-, who Ti!l be lounging each on his lawn, or com fortably takinc the air on the broad porches; and the older inhabitant esatfar re members the day vhen he was acquainted with every person of reipcetaNo appear ance in town. Such Intimacy, of course, entails an amuslnglv large quantity of amazingly smell gossip Injured In Palliar, from Street Car. George K. T-ask. railroad editor of the Journal, was seriously injured yesterday evening at 5:30 o'clock In falling from a street car at Illinois and Sixteenth streets. Mr. Trask was on his way home and was about to leave the car at the corner. He reached he last step on the rear platform when the conductor sig naled the motorman to go ahead. Mr. Trask was thrown with great force against the pavement, receiving a number of cuts on the heat! and face, besides being badly bruised about the body. He was carried unconscious into Scott drug store. After his injuries were dressed he regained con sciousness and was taken to his heme, ut lüfe North Meridian street. TO BUY VOTING MACHINES COlVrY COMMISSIONERS HAM AU THORITY' FOR A LOAN. They Believe the oat WW Easily Be Regained in Reduced Kipenses Lsw Amendment. Thomas E. Spafford. a member of the Board of County Commissioners, said yes terday that he thought it almost certain that the next county election in Marion county in 10u4 would be conducted with voting machines. He saye that the neces sity for voting machines in Mai '.on county is becoming urgent. The vote in the city of Indianapolis is to large that there is much delay in canvassing it. The vote in cities larger than Indianapolis in the Eat and elsewhere is recorded quicker and an nounced sooner and with more accuracy in the places where voting machines are used, and he believes that this county would act wisely if it would acquire voting machines and use them in the coming elections. That Marion county would have been equipped with machines for the last elec tion if it had not been for the straightened linancial condition of the county is said to be a fact. The intention of the commis sioners, McGaughey. McGregor and Spaf ford, was to purchase machines for the county. All of them heartily favor ma chine voting, and Intended taking advan tage of the Indiana law permitting the adoption of machines for voting purposes. Their Intention was thwarted by the un foreseen expenses which have fallen on the county during the year. The county has been compelled to build and repair a num ber of bridges during the year, and has been forced to ask the County Council for appropriations to cover this expense. Thi West Washington-street bridge in falling, and the fact that on the county has rested the burden for the erection of a new bridge, compelled the commissioners to abandon the voting machine purchase for this year. If any of the Marlon county representa tives or senators In the coming session of the General Assembly or any member or that bodv from Indiana will introduce an amendment to the county reform law passed In 1899, machines may be possible next year in time for the mayoralty elec tion. The reform bill, as it is called, pro hibits county commissioners or councilmen from appropriating any public money for expenditure or contracting or entering into an agreement for the purchase of any sup plies unless the money is available in the countv treasurer's office. There is no pro vision made by which the county can bor row monev for Imnrovemcnts. One amend ment was added to the law in the last ses sion of the Legislature which permits coun ty boards of commissioners to float loans to secure money for the erection of jails, workhouses, almshouses and like institu tions. The amendment is specific and only for these purposes can loans be made by the countv. If the law were amended to include voting machines. Marion county would im mediately take advantage of it. Commis sioner Spafford and Deputy Auditor b red Shepherd say. TO MAKE A LOAN. If the law applying to the whole State cannot be amended It has been suggested that a special law relating to Marion coun ty alone and granting permission to the Board of Commissioners of this county to float a loan of 175,000 be proposed by repre sentatives from this county. The cost of voting machines, it is esti mated, would be about 175,000. Each ma chine could be purchased. It is said, for not more than $500, although representatives of both Arm who have secured the approval of the committee appointed to inspect vot ing machines by the last Legislature, have been asking between $00 and $700 for their machines. The number of precincts Ifl Marion county at the last election was 253. In the East, in New York for instance, it is . said in tome precincts as high as twelve and fourteen hundred votes are recorded during the day at one voting pla. i . If this is true in New York men in the County Commissioners' office think that a reapportionment of votes to lessen the number of voting places would be possible, and that, with the decreased number of precincts and one machine to a precinct, the cost price could easily be kept within 175.000. This sum could be paid In installments. Deputy Auditor Shepherd said. The bal ance in the treasurer's office at the end of each year is about $8.000. Unless some thing unexpected occurs which causes an unusual appropriation of funds this balance is found with each year's settlement. If the county could buy voting machines conditioned on the payment of this sum or a little more annually, and the machines could be purchased with these conditions, it is safely said by the men who know something of the business the machines would be acquired by the county without the expense being felt. But the law regu lating appropriations of county tinanres prevents any contract of this sort, and also precludes the possibility of buying the ma chines and issuing bonds as security for the payment for them to the manufac turers. SAVING IN EXPENSES. Commissioner Spafford says that the sav ing in election expenses would pay for the machines in a short time. He points out th.it the last election cost Marion county $25.000. Of this sum about $,000 was ex pended for printing of ballots and sta tionery for the use of the election officers. Other expenses, such as for hauling elec tion booths, and pay of members of elec tion boards and their meals, brought twe total to the appropriation, $25,000. Cnder machine voting much of this ex pense would be done away with. Ballots would be unnecessary and smaller elec tion boards would be practical as an ex ample, two judges or clerks and a deputy sheriff could conduct an election, where now an inspector. two judges. two clerks and a deputy sheriff are required. The meals of these men are furnished by the county. The payment of the men is based on eight hours as a day's work. The inspector is fre quently paid for live or six days' time, as his services on the canvassing board prolongs his office. With the machine vot ing the result would be known almost as soon as the polls were closed and the in spector could take the result from the ma chine and report it In three or four minutes afterward. He need not wait for days, as a member of the canvassing board, as that board's sessions would end on the night of the election. This saving, it is pointed out, would easily pay for the machines, and all of the County Commissioners, together with men interested in the voting machine meth od Of election, favor some action by the Legislature which will permit the pur chase of the machines on borrowed mon y. It is said that the popularity of this sug gestion is not alone with Marion County Commissioners, but with those of Vigo, Allen. Vanderburg, Tippecanoe and other counties where the larger cities make the vote heavier than in the rural districts. FORESTRY IN INDIANA. One of the Important Question to Be Considered. Senators Parks and Crumpacker called on Secretary Fr. eman. of the State Board of Forestry, yesterday to discus.- with him p. eded legislation on forestry in this State. Senator Farks is a strong advocate of for estry and the preservation of the trees. He has interested Senator Crumpacker in the pliiis and recommendations submitted by Secretary Freeman to Governor Durbin. and It is quite likely that Senator ParKs will present a bill in the next L .jusiature to cover Mr. Freeman's idas. ir Freeman recommends that the Stats purchase i.ooti acres of waste land in In diana. 1. 000 in the north rn portion, where trees suitable for paper pulp could be planted, and l.OMj in the southern or cen tral portion to develop hardwood trees. He says this land should not cost more the.n tS per acre, and $'.50 a year per acre should be appropriated for properly caring for the land and making suitable tests in forestry. "The forestry question is one of vast im I .rt.it: e to this State," said Mr Freeman. "My plan is e ne to demonstrate that own ers of wast' land can make a prolitable business in the raising of trees. There are 682.00 acres of waste land in Indiana. If the State wlM provide means for experi menting in forestry the coming generation will reap the benefits and Indiana will be provided with abuudant forests. Trees would be pleated on the wa.-de land nur- chased by the State. The Board of Forestry and others Interested in the work can watch the development and can ascertain the growth cf the trees and how long it requires after planting to secure good trees for manufacturing purposes. "The work would be txperimental. but would be of vast value to Indiana pecple. This State provide , only a small portion of the lumber used by Indiana manufac turers. Men are investing in waste lands in other States. If the plan of the State Board of Forestry is feasible Indiana would in future yt8ri. be able to furn sh vast amounts of good lumber. The manufactur es of spoke j, wheels, etc.. data they are using second growth timber altogether In diana furnishes little of this timber, and we real I v don't know how long it requires to develop such trees before they can be cut. With an exiierime ntal fort rt such as we propose we uould b able to determine jut such questions. Something should be done to make the waste land in Indiana valuable, ana the recommendations and the proposed bill will solve the question.'" TALKS BY OLD MEMBERS ASMVEHSARY C'BLEBRATIOX AT CETRAL-AYEIE CHIRCH. Resolutions Deploring the Death of Rev. C. C. Lash), a Former Pastor 1 O'Mnrrtai ' Prouruntiue. John B. Conner presided at the social re union last night of the congregation of the Central-avenue Methodist Episcopal Church, which is now celebrating Its twenty-fifth anniversary. The reunion was opened with prayer by the pastor. Rev. Hiram W. Kellogg. The evening was passed in listening toletters from former members and pastors of the church who were connected with it twenty-five years ago and who have written to the trustees letters of congratulation. One of the letters received was from the Rev. Charles C. Lasby, whose death a few days ago was a surprise to many people of the city who knew him while he was the pastor of the Central-avenue Church. The letter was dated from the borough of Brooklyn, N. Y., on the 8th instant, and in It was expressed the congratulation of a for mer pastor on the success and continued prosperity of the church and congregation. In the letter Mr. Lasby spoke of the love he retained for his many Indianapolis friends, of the joy he had known while a worker in the church and of the recollec tions which would always make Indianapo lis dear to him. He spoke of his bereave ment in the death of his wife and child here and of their burial in Crown Hill Cem etery, "that silent suburb of Indianapolis. The reading of Mr. Lasby's letter brought out many talks eulogistic of his ability as a minister and his good qualities as a man. Many men who were associated with him in the ministry in the city and those mem bers of the church who were closely con nected with him and knew him well spoke of the esteem in which they had held him and of their sorrow at his death. RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED. William T. Brown, seconded by the Rev. Hiram W. Kellogg and others, Introduced the following resolution, which was unani mously adopted by a rising vote. "Whereas, We have learned with pro found regret of the death of our beloved former pastor, Rev. Dr. Charles C. Lasby; therefore, be it "Resolved by the Central-avenue Metho dist Episcopal Church of Indianapolis, Ind., That in the death of Dr. Lasby the church has lost a fearless and eloquent preacher, a profound scholar and a splendid Christian gentleman. "Dr. Lasby came to us in September, lf5, as the successor of that magnificent leader and preacher, Rev. Dr. Henry A. Buchtel. Our church, under the leadership of Dr. Buchtel, had come to the Iront in so re markable a way it was felt that it would take a wise leader to maintain its ad vanced position in all conference and de nominational relations. Dr. Lasby came to the city an entire stranger, but with a well-earned reputation in both Eastern and Western it.es. With rare ability he took charge, and a constant advance marked every department during his five years pastorate. A delightful harmony existed and the relations between pastor and offi cers were without a single jar. As a pas tor Dr. Lasby was free from all sensation alism. He did not court special attention, and while a firm believer in the doctrines and polity of his own church, his discourses revealed a wide catholicity and eer the product of close study enriched by illus trations gathered by extensive travels in many lands. As pastor rich anS poor re ceived like attention at his hands. "It was in the sick room and among those in deep sorrow and distress he shone so sweetly as a messenger of the blessed Jesus. To the unfortunate he was the very embodiment of sympathy. There are members of this congregation who were called upon during his pastorate to pass through deep wa ters who cannot e t speak his name without tears. To all such he was as gentle as a woman a mother. ' 'Take him all in all, We shall not look upon his like again.' "Resolved, That a copy of this resolu tion be spread upon the church records, and that a copy be sent to his family." REMINISCENT TALKS. The reminiscent talks of the evening were by William C. Van Arsdel, who told of the opposition, when the church was first start ed, to the purchase of a big organ by the people who wanted a small one and how he and several sisters of the congregation had been compelled to surreptitiously deliver the organ to the church and set It in posi tion. The next day. Sunday, the older mem bers were startled, angered and, finally, pleased with the organ, and Mr. Van Ars del said that "that sneaking church work" of his was a source of pleasant recollec tion to him. Eli F. Ritter also spoke of some of the Interesting events in the church's history. The Rev. R. Roberts, of this city, offered a short prayer for the future of the church after these remarks. Among the congratultory letters received and read were those from the Rev. J. N. Beard, president of the San Francisco Na tional Training School, and formerly a pastor of the church; the Rev. A. W. Lam port, of Pasadena. Cal.; the Rev. J. H. Ford, of this city, a retired Methodist minister; the Rev. H. A. Buchtel, chancel lor of the Denver University and pastor of the Central-avenue Church for five years from May, 1S91; the Rev. J. W. Dun can, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Shclbyville and remembered as the presiding elder of the church for one year; Horace Randall, of this city. Mrs. R. Andrus, of Ann Arbor. Mich.; Mrs. Colwell, of this city, and Mrs. N. R. Houk. of Los Aneeles. Cal. The service was ended by a prayer by the Rev. Mr. Kellogg, after a hymn. "Blest Be the Tie that Binds." After the services the members ol the congregation were served a supper in the dining hall of the Sunday scnool wing of the church. To-morrow s Thanksgiving services will be as follows: Morning Sunday school service, under direction of the superintendent. Charles F. Coffin. Sermon by th Rev. Jesse Bow man Young, of Cincinnati, and a special thank offering. Afternoon Frate rnal meetings. Dr. Hiram W. Keilogg presiding. The following min isters of the city will participate: Dr. M. L. Haines. First I'resbytrrian ; Dr. T. J. Vltlers, First Baptist; Lr. A. B. Phllptttt. Central Christian; Dr. H. C. Meserve. Ply mouth Congregational; Dr. A. J. Brown, Friends' Church. Evening Sermon by Dr. Gobir.. Farm ( emui Every Five 1 ears. CHP'AGO. Nov. m.-A farm e-ensur. every five years, the establishment of schools to Instruct th census enumerators previous to undertaking their work, and more careful editing of the work of the . BSJUS enumerators are among the recom n. ndations made by a special committee which has been at work Investigating the t last census report. IhM ommitte- was m iri trM n j i in- i iiiiiut m iai ex change of the country at the suggestion of th. National Boxrd of Trade. The ap pointment of the committee- grew out of the fact that the Census Department made the wheat crop tt&.0OO.O0O bushels In lsyi. while the 'Agricultural Department made tin y'eld il7. ). bushels. There were greater discrepancies In other departments. The number ' of live stock given in the census enumeration vastly exceeded the Mturu made by the Agricultural Depart-meut. THE SUNDAY JOURNAL. Some of the Festares of Special Inter est to Appear In To-Morrow's Issne. ; THE THANKSGIVING Tl'RKET- Facts About the Bird that Is to Be an Object of Interest This Week. CHRISTMAS TOYS- A Great Variety of New Games and Playthings in Stock. A TALK WITH BLISS CARMAN Incidentally the Visiting Poet Offered a i . m on James Whlteomb Riley. Complete details of tl.e Vsle-Harvard struggle for he lnterunlver3ity rham pioniihip of the K.Tt, aFo reports of the Purdue-lsWHana potts. Notre Dame-Do Pauw and other games. FOR THE ARTISTIC COOK A Practical Chapter in the Garnishing of Food. FASHIONS AT THE HORSE 8HOW- Amazing Display of Gorgeous Costume at Madison-square Garden. VEGETARIAN CHI P.CH- Queer Organisation In Philadelphia, One Hundred Years Old. NEW YORK FINANCIAL LETTER Recent Slump In Stocks Was Rich Men's Loss. FARMING IN ENGLAND Rider Haggard. Novelist and Farmer, Tells of Agricultural Woes. GERMAN EDITOR 8 JOKE- Trled on Charge of Lese Majesty and Proved Another Man to Be Guilty. ORIGINAL STORY- By John W. Kneeshaw. NORWEGIAN PEASANTS How They Earn a Living, by Sir Her bert Maxwell. M. P. TAPT REPLIES TO GUIDI SAYS HE HOPES FOR ADJI STMEST OF THE CHI R H Qt ESTIOX. General Miles Replies to a Fllisdae) by Saylna- He Hopes They Will Be Given Autonomy. MANILA. Nov. 21. Governor Taft and Mgr. Guidi exchanged formal visits to-day and discufesed in a general way the pros pective negotiations. The date on which the negotiations will be begun and the method of work are still undetermined. Mgr. Guidi visited Governor Taft at Mala canan Palace and made a formal address to him. Governor Taft, in responding, wel comed the apostolic delegate and thanked him for his kindly expressions. The Gov ernor continued: "The property and rights of the church must be observed and pro tected by the government. What those rights are, when in dispute, jnless they are settled by an agreement, riust be deter mined by the courts of justice. The pres ervation of those rights is the duty of the government of these islands, not only by virtue of the treaty of Paris, but by virtue of the Constitution of the United States and of the principles of American juris prudence, which are so deeply seated in the political creed of every American that they cannot be departed from. "If we can adjust the mutual rights and obligations of the government of these islands with the Roman Catholic Church by a compromise and an agreement, with out having resort to the courts, this is an end devoutly to he wished, and an end which I am sure we both cordially and sincerely seek. 1 know that we both de sire the settlement and the uplifting of the Filipino people and that, while it is natural that there should be differences of opinion as to the method of bringing about such a great result, this common de sire on the part of the two negotiators gives great hope that a conclusion may be reached by them, satisfactory to both and achieving a common purpose." At a public reception to General Miles in the island of Cebu. s Filipino speaker urged a more expeditious fulfillment of the promises made by the Americans, includ ing autonomy. In reply, General Miles ad vised the people to be peaceful and pa tient and to trust the Americans to satis factorily settle all the questions now pend ing. He said he hoped to see the ambi tion of the inhabitants for autonomy finally fulfilled. The Filipino General Seminola. with fifty followers, has surrendered to the constabu lary at Albay, Luzon. Seminola surren dered with the Chief Bellarmino at Le gaspi in July. 19"1, and took the oath of allegiance, but he subsequently fled and organised a band of ladrones. OSBORNE HOUSE ESTATE. In Conveying It to the Nation King Edward Broke His Mother's Will. LONDON. Nov. 21. The Osborne estate bill, providing for the transfer to the na tion of the Osborne House estate, Isle of Wight, from King Edward, whose property it became under the will of the late Queen Victoria, passed its second reading in V.ic House of Commons this afternoon, aftr some critieism reflecting the feeling on tha subject in royal circles, in which there has been much agitation ever sine the King first proposed to present Osborne House es tate to the nation. Queen Victoria's will has never been pub lished, but there is very high authority for saying that the bequest was not her idea. As a matter of fact she left the property to the King for life, with the reversion to the Prince of Wales. Falling the latter, the property was to go to her daughters or to the Prince of Wales's heirs. The King, however, insisted on giving it to the nai as a memorial. During the course of the discussion in Parliament to-day Mr. Ritchie, the chan-. cellor of the exchequer, admitted that the bill was at variation with the will and wishes of the late Queen, and said that but for that the will would not have been nec essary. All the jeweiry and articles of val ue and of historical interest have been re moved to Windsor Castle. Thla include the contents of the Prince Consort's room, which Queen Victoria left untouched as it existed during hin life. In announcing the gift of Osborne House estate to the nation at the time of his coro nation King Edward expressed the hopo that it would be devotea to national pur poses snd be converte-d into a convalescent home lor officers of the navy and array whose health had been Impaired in render ing services to the country. FAVORS WOMEN'S RIGHTS. Resolutions Adopted fcy the National Grnnce. Patrons of Hasbaudry. LANSING. Mich.. Nov. Il.-The National Grange to-day renewed its recognition of woman's equality by adopting the report of its committee on good of the order, which declared that every possible thing should be done "to put women in possession of those political rights and property inter ests that the spirit of modern clvilisatioQ demands." The report further say that the vice of ir.tempersnce should b checked 1 and the crlm of easy divorces, which hag made America loo conspicuous in the eyes of the world, made impossible. The duty of the Grange was declared to ' be to Impress upon the farmer that he Is an American cltlsen wtta political duties to perform and that th. nan who neglects them "because politics are too dirty for him if Just as much a criminal ae the man wh neglects to drain a ceaapool that threatens his family because it is til-smelling. A resolution Indorsing the Initiative and referendum was defeated by the commit tee on resolutions by a vote of I to 1 Ties Granae adiourned sine til at ab. 4i