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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
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
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
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.
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
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 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
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
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
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''.
Tom Johnson says, "Truth loses some
battles, but never ; ny wars." Better get
on the side of truth. Thomas. Noblesville
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Sammlng-I p of an Article on Westers
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.'"
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.
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
"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."
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.
Some of the Festares of Special Inter
est to Appear In To-Morrow's Issne.
Facts About the Bird that Is to Be an
Object of Interest This Week.
A Great Variety of New Games and
Playthings in Stock.
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.
A Practical Chapter in the Garnishing
of Food.
Amazing Display of Gorgeous Costume
at Madison-square Garden.
Queer Organisation In Philadelphia,
One Hundred Years Old.
Recent Slump In Stocks Was Rich
Men's Loss.
Rider Haggard. Novelist and Farmer,
Tells of Agricultural Woes.
Trled on Charge of Lese Majesty and
Proved Another Man to Be Guilty.
By John W. Kneeshaw.
How They Earn a Living, by Sir Her
bert Maxwell. M. P.
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
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.
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.
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.

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