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,., vi.O Courier, Sept. CGf3?."
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' i-i full synopsis of the
r i4 m ! C Wvsor, at Abinirdon;
??.:'?}! :\ hirgc assembly,
the Democratic nominee
r, j? lic^orving oi your
fie ins lived n modest, re
I u m sought place or
Ho lias up I endeavored t??
Ihrusl upppti bimj does
ti.:: he ? us horn great, hui
devc irrealnes.- if he can
in the service of hisuounv
; the lioncli of the circuit
tide lliej udieial rp^C with
\{v wa< preeminently
s premc judge atid received
f?r I hat cxailed position. J
: Congress sought him.
... ; m and it will find Him,1
. he i conic, will, with one i
. ikes an able, pure and j
senUUive, But this ovation
t i t.) him us a man, hut be- i
principles winch vou
:li he has presented lor
? ion in an aide ranrinsr.
c.i isc he is t:,o nominee
1 titd nnterrrfiedDeVnocracA'.
asures rather than lor men,
'. men !?> carry out good
c cryrpg need of tlie hour i
ke Morrisotn of fixed and I
Veil can nut trust bad then i
measures. :\o partyq
i ma mail unstable n> I
? _ - his political views as
many tinted chameleon J
lies, who stands on every j
uestion, who lavs aside his
?asih as he chansres bis
i?I c > mueli in genius liei,
.". hen occcsious rise
n ctions to comprise.''
iec between Ai orison, iinu
lions of a Hfe-time, and a |
? ? - : iused i'very side of every
?sented. te.lhe public and em
t :- and condemned every
i sei imitYation or modera
? !- without a party or plat
?? I beyond the limits of this '
tan Cleaves nominated "Walk- ?
i to AlexaJlder Dickinson :
? ilcnrv ol Navarre." Does '
ill 0leaves ''.Luetan oi ?-<;i
. is Walker the candidate of
party? The three N&varccs-j
1 an ci acy was dead and they
. its carcass. They remind j
pi the lion and the skunk, i
I he lion because iie was !
easts, and when lie roared
crpacli to earth. 1 he j
lion sleeping and j
ic id and !.iir him. The lion
slumber and put his pun" j
? :. ami there was nothing i
unk but u greasy spot and a !
hon of Democracy will "put
party ot Navarre's on tiir j
? : nc s l. and not hing will J
in br.i a grcasv spot and
to make the man in tue j
in ier v. .i - a former a.Ivo
? ; I he nor. bitterly de- J
big of anathemau ho i
?.: ii ha 11 v for a j;n:a-!
available for his present
is appropriated tlie stcr
i 'an a rgutnenfs he rcpndi
; un in iic- past. He lit aped 1
lid measures invective and
i mi ted only by his vaeabu
? ? i he speoial champion
11 ? ? cs; scoundrels; van
pi ni tes, ca rpe t-l>aggers,
da ?> ag5 acre mild epithets
Re] ublican party. But
? I ?btsy and tootsy loves',
? ? - woots, but its go
?I !o iting to toot wootsy
legi nice t" the Democrat
fa ii iiiiiil lie was defeated
iera! by den. Avers in
the last straw that broke
:I v.u- then that wootsy
?otsv. President Clcve
tuipton Hogers political
vyers hiolre tjlie political
? ? ? nominee. The De
1 t< i Cibligations ti?
fSf it - g; ertt breakers of
! back-. After the defeat
? ' before tiie fOuveu'
devption to t h<
uat while he was difiap
: ? he was in the hduse
? Hie Richmond 7):i?po:(e,f\
hcarteti Jini Walker."
' e bIiooIi t he dust of t he
before he was abusing
? "!^-d f:;r Cleveland in
; 1 :;ii<] '.S'-', like Noah's
where i<? rest the sole
nor even an olive leaf
on (htj weary waste of
' e arlc <>]' i he Dem Or
like the lone Albatross
j ?? trailed iiis political
" -i'U^nt refuge in the
fu i* ' I lie spirit of
; ? support Harrison und
Ii nil that rueaus to'lhe
and yet he boldly de
tatid^ wiiere he always
nie, he has stood for
"?1 all the time. Wh;il
? i -ii with him if h<k
tiltt'ays ?foodt WImtc
1"where,' evei-vwliere or
' ' for a protective tariff.
u l-"l\ hiese vicwsV Was he
democrat until (Jen. Avers
' " atlurucy-general in IH^'i
a?cepl oiiiee at tlie jugty'f?
be met u,t,ri?n in r ,
ye:irf0fovr Loi<3 IS81-. Did ho use to be
? ^emoctal for revenue onU? fg ,v ^
a Republican only for revenue? I? |lls
:?cn,ocrAlic it is saidhclwould
bore crying tariff; tariff, what in HieS-U
?b>vou km.? about the tariff;?'? and now
Ibe Republican* waul to know how i?
[?tbc It?11 be k?cw or knows abonl the
l-tvtff? His favorite illustration was an
W for which |,c paid a dollar
HMy cents for the knife and fiiVv cents for
the''robber''tariff. But, ll0w i,, is uil|
^o pny a fifty cent tax on a 11 ft A,,,. !
fkn.fe, nrorided he can participate in the
l ^vofiss thercoicby protection on tbe iron
Mo .ay, tliafra hR?h tariff profeels in.
^?( industries. The trouble with thc?c '
lnfsll,i industries U thai they never grow I
Hiey mow] and puke ami puke ami mewl i
'? 'heir nurses arm- and never stand
alone. Let's wean them.
Protection protcefs where it is not
needed Do the rich need protection? If
wo must protect lot us protect the poor by
enabling them to live as cheaply as possi?
ble. Ilcsays tin- tariff protects labor. |
N hat ifbcs he know of the want? of a la?
borer? tl is true thai he labors with his
euere v.
here can In
Is tb
ip tax on mental
avarre willing to pUt |
:i tax on products made Uy foreign riiuscle !
ami then allow th if cheap muscle to in
vade our shores in shin loads to
If not, it is hostile
i rmer
with our laborers?
to Republicanism.
Food and naimeiil keep body and s
together. Does be want to
thorn? Separation i.; death.
The tax goes to th- pocket of the cm
ployer, and i: is about as easy for fire l.n
borer to gel any of it as it is for
t;> go through tlie eye of-a needjci
Ho says that the tariff gives the ft
a home market. What is a homo markel I
worth when the price of products is be?
low the cost of production, which is the!
result of the Republican legislation, for .
we have not lived under Democratic legis j
laiioii for thirty years. Dees ho know
that \*ii ir:r;ia alone could produce all the
farm products consumed by a!! the pro
tccted manufacturers oi'IhclTniied States'/1
Ho says he wants to know about the
haid times; What does cause the hard
times? Judge KubbWd, of Iowa, says
that ii isxthe existence Of private corpor?
ations George Gould savs it is the b?s- i
tility to private corporations. The farm-!
er says thai it is the low price of wheat.!
"'in- silver man sYiys" that ii is the action
of Wall Street. Wall Street pays thai i!
is the action of the silver men. The man
ufacturer says that jt is, the fear of free
tirade.' Tne cotrsumer says thai it Is l.uc
tariff. The debtor says thai i: is the crcd-,
itor. The creditor says thai it is the;
debt >r. The Democrats say (hat it is the
Republicans. The Republicans say thai,
it is the Democrats. The Populists say!
that it is both. The Prohibitionists sa~
i:iat ii \a whiskey. The preacbers say i
that il is the devil. The Navarrcs say
hard times is agood thing upon which to
ride info office. Did legislation, cause
hard times'.' If so hard times is caused \*\ j
Republican legislation.
A poor man with fen children whocarii:
his living by I'm- sweat of his brow know:
all at <uti hard times. I
How will Hi'' Republican party aller Kite
his party? Protection has brought an nr.- .
e'qual distribution of wealth, monopolies.)
trusts, and tramps, and a Ihous
evils unknown to good Democratic rule.
The government has no right to levy tax
j es except for revenue"limited lo the no-j
cessitica of the government economically J
iadministered. Listen to the United
State: supreme court composed of a ma- j
Ijority of Republican judges, appointed by
a Republican president: "To lay with one
hand the power of the government upon j
i the property of the citizens and with Hie
other to bestow it upon favored individu
als. to aid private enterprises, and to build
up private fortunes, is none the less rob* j
bery because it is done under the forms J
of law and U called taxation." 20 Wall,
p. oG7.
Do the Republicans endorse this posi?
tion? ft so tbcrroust ground arms and
i "
j abandon Republicanisnr.
j Their nominee wants a restriction of
commerce. Hoes lie know that rivers and j
, oceans, electricity and steam were cretit
ed to overcome barriers to commerce and j
I thai the Lord is a free trader and tiio dev
i il a protectionist.
j He says that he wants free silver.
: When did he reach that conclusion? Who
I ever hoard him say anything about free
j silver, before the present canvass? When,
! uhcre, and in whose presence did he. nd
j voeate free silver? When did lie de
nounce the demonitizcr of f?*cc silver, (lie
par'y with whom he is at present alliliat
ing ami which in 1 873 deiiioiiiti/.ed silver
like a thief in the night? Democracy is
the friend, Republicanism fcttfo enemy of
[.the white metal, whicii is well known tu
all the world except I ho Navarrcs. Silver
and gold was used side by side before and
through the w&K Silver was struck
down in the night-time by the R-oubli
can parVyiirl?73. From th:ii time until
1?73 it was not legal money. In \SJ? l!lL'
Hl.-ind Act was passod for the chinage of a
certain amount c:vch month. Shortly al
t^ wanis the Ulahd-Allison Act was pas..
ed which provided for the purchase of
silver to be converted into bjlver dollars
and stored in the Tre.iHuty upon (he issue j
of silver certificates. Ali Win time lib
coinage of gold was un?uiitod except !<??
the supplv. The coinage of ^Iver w#f
limited and rcsiricled by'the fofu^'ii
party. ?qJ(J appreciated in yai,uc. Sil-;
*er dcpreciaj?d iit value, because ]>>??
publican party rcMscd'fo give the g?pic
Ml? ??"??ty of their fatfifeSdl The Repub*
If can party has been in power all of this
time except March the4th, 1893. If the
Republican party was foe free silver why
did it not give it to us? As a party ft
has always been and i? no* opposed to
silver. \\ hat can he do fn opposition to
thc political party'of which be clalma to
bo the nominee. The Republican party
lias declared against free silver in its nat?
ional platform. Senators Allen and
Stewart, p| Nevada, have jusl aban.dotrj
ed the Republican party because ii would
not endorse free silver, the staple article
of their state: Senator Jones, of Neva?
da has done likewise. Yet the Naverres
declare for free silyar in the Dtb district
ol \ irginia where none is found. Will
they dominate the policy ?>{ the Republi?
can party and compel free silver? Free
silver is a good thing provided ii does not
tui n to dust in your hands. We wan! p
good dollar, whether ii be of silver or
gold, iron or lead, copper or tin. wheat or
tobacco. Democracy is sound currency.
It is for a dollar that remain--, the skfnc
in t he bud of spring, the bloom of sum?
mer, the fruits of autumn and the snows
of winter; h is a dollar invariable and
withoul Hie ?li?dow ol turning?the same
ina the rich man's eoflers and the poor
in mi's pocket.
A i: ALLOT AX I) A I AIK ? Ol NT. . t
H" says thai he wants a {reo 1.allot and
a lair count. Where did he gel this?
From William Mahohc or Pat McCalT?
From Cameron who said thai the paring
ofMabono's toe-nails were wotAh more,
than all the aristocracy of Virginia. <>r
does he breath sentiments of Ingalle,Hoar,
Heid, of New York, an 1 Rcid, of Maine,
and other waivers of the bloody shirt, lie
said in his speech at JJoeahoutas, there
were no fair elections in Virginia, and
none in the South. When did elections
in Virginia become unfair'.' !5i lurer?r
after he ceased to be -t si.nidi!:;; candi?
date for every olltco in sieht.
fie said in the same speech thai (.he
Republicans down South don't prelcud to
vote. That tin y had cheated IC?lb in
Alabama toil of an oflice when he had
been elected by twenty-five thousand ma?
jority, lit- said thai he had a sou down
there who told him all about ii. 1 regrel
that he should make such n charge
against the state of his tvdoption.
Mahone Said there v. en: no fair eleclions
in the S iiih. 1!?- denounced Malione as
a liar and a slanderer. He now repeats
as the truth the very things he then de?
nounced as lies and slander. Was it a
Ira?id when he was elected to the legisla:
turu of Virginia as a Democrat? Was
there fraud when he was elected Lieuten?
ant governor of the State? Was fraud in
rogu'i witeir-ho aspired to the Aln-rney
Gpnerals'iip? Did he aspire to be sent to
Congress, as a Democrat by fraud? If
there was fraud why did llC reap the fruit
of sin in silence? Me stand., condemned
by hisown record. 11 *> is guilty of laches
aiol a court 'it' equity will not entertain
He waited until he had been elected,
filled the olficcs, and drawn to" pay be?
fore he tells the people thai he waS fraud?
ulently elected. Fraud-iu Virginia? Did
he want to lie a fraudulent Congressman,
a fraudulent governor, a fraudulent mem?
ber of Lite Legislature, a fraudulent At
i ?rncy-General at lite hands of the Demo?
cratic parly and because he failed, cri?s
"fraud. I rand, fraud'.''
li,. said at I'pcaliontas that Mr. Mori
son was nominated by fraud. Mr. Mar
shall, the only man personally interested,
>a\s it is utitYue. He said in the sann
speech i hat In: was the author of the pro?
vision .?f our laws thai give the repul li
cali party one of the election judges at
each nret/iuci Pat MeCail, who is one of
present advisers said in a speech in
0l,r town that it Walker ever did any?
thing while he was in tin- legislature os
cept >o incorporate the little town of
Newbcrn', he, fat, would eat his shirt and
drawers. Walker used to damn Tat. He
wei.l to sec him recently, and other Re?
publican leaders, it is said to get the sin?
ews of war. >Vhen be bit Washington
|>a( looked a! him and smole a smiL- and
.aid in th'! language of the Bristol Qom:
?One bv one the cows go dry . one
iVv OUC the "sun-dowers fade. Mahone,
Mpreby, tongstrccV'yi idommegenus;
WAMS on-nr.
He wants otlice. This scem's t? be the
r?llin? passion of his lifo- He -me to
Pura<ici county in I85T?, fm' a.n?
was elected to'the position of Common
was co.-v.iv i
wealth's Attorney in 1859: He went io
the war in iSiil, ami a lego] gentleman in
Newberir; too qIU for military service, till?
ed his cfiicc for him until ISo'JJ; and "are
him the proceeds of tin- office. After he
eame out <.f the war his t\i:-l attempt for
office was Li<:niv.u:iut Governor on (lie
Withers, "Walker and Ma rye ticket. He
was elected to the Legislature of Virginia
iu IStl, and served two terms, bfis in-xt
attempt aas for Congress.
General James Terry was (hen in. Ccn
gress from lhi> di<i riet. lie was his bos?
om friend. Terry was a gallant soldier, a
true Virginian, a kindly man, and the
best representative we have had since the
war. Walker wanted his place. Finding
(hat he could nptget the place of his pjd
comrade lie turned his force a^aiiisl (he
old soldier and defeated him. Terry lot
gave him, but from that time on Walker
.was against Terry. The next lime l.e
turned up it was as a pan did ate fur Lieu?
tenant (governor as a Democrat oil j.he
[Xolii^av ticket, lien. Terry, a gallant
soldi'.'!' in lime oi'war and a patriot in (he
time <>f peace voted for the man thai Irttd
donrive'd Uttn of his and the tfisTVJcl of his
services. The next time we hear of him
is as a candidate for GoV'crnqr . in l>.*~>
against I lie gallant, FiTjsfiugli U-e. lie
?:|o-,d nil ??iiiiin-e in the convention and b'c
uul'nwii 1'itr (he nouiinatioti for
eaiue -i
">i-'iii-. \ uduiniiij m? -ans Ueieateti bv
jJpirfl 1?&8. Utf&d fcjt *>.nr the y<wng
I'emocratri to have- anything, but Ilenrr
of T.azewcil, and Ay. r-, Ji' Sefttt, taught
him a bitter lesson.- Lihc Woolsev, he
had* ventured these manysummers Into a
sea Malory, hut. far; beyond his depth
until aMast his Jji^e blown pride broke
under him and left lijnr & the merry of-i
the stream, .that must Tore er Hide him. j
AJT'caL TO THE iuiiv.v:?.soi.fi mt. ' j
Appeals are made to flj'Mprivate s?fdiei j
to vote for him arid'save him in his dis
t res's and gratify his desire-.&roffice. Be- J
lore i'ae w?r he was a bitt i secessionist, j
Ho went into the war as v captain with a
salary of $130100 per month and an office j
behind him filled by another man for his j
benefit, (roe of cha rged and increasing j ay j
w.th increasing rank, and came out a {
brigadiergener.il. There were four hun?
dred brigadier.generals in the Confed
ate army. With an army of five hundred
thousand men the confederacy;ihad nitre
j brigadrerganerats flian the -Federal army,
had with an army of two million men. f
I hc southern army was top-heavy with I
brigadier generals, who Ought to hare
borne muskets in ranks. The Ninth dis?
trict is f?ll of men who were shot and
sabred worse than lie and make no boasl I
about it. Qur young men are too prone
to worship ofrice. Tbcv had better quit it
and worship heroic conduct. "Peace hath
her victories no less removed than war."
1 suppose the nominee of the Ptepubli
can party was a good soldier for his com
rades said he yri
feather from h
I would not pluck
eap of fame. We are
more interested in his present course.
The Soitt he: n soldier gained renown that
has never been equaled by the supporters
of a lost cause. They were the noblest j
men thai ever swung a sabre or shoulder?
ed a muket. The kuightlicsl warrior: that j
cannon shot or trumpet flourish ever sunt?
molied to battle. They were inen whose
spirits never faltered, whose courage nev?
er wavered, whose resolve never failed
lit rough four years of strife. They were
men whose indomitable ardour has no
parallel in ti.e annals j.j mankind. The
fields drenched with thcir blbod and lorn
?villi their untimely agony can never bo
called lost as hing as the word honor re- j
tains its meaning in our language. The j
world recognizes the desperate nature of
the struggle they mad.- and life fearful
odds againsi which they foughi and has
long sinccs.doncjustice to whal they con-'
sidcred to be the right.
'?On lame'- eternal camping ground
TheiTsilenl tents are spread.
And glory guards with solemn round
The bivouac of i lie dead."
We realize the greal changes thai have
come over them and 'now few there are
left ofthat Spartan bund that laid down j
their arms and disbanded 'hiriy long
year-. The struggle.of half life-time
have.fn led (heir heads an furrowed
their faces. They are now*in ofrfrying tlYe
laws of nature failing faster than they did
amid the carnage of battle. Their names
arc nol inscribed upon a sky-piercing col?
umn, bul on a monument more enduring
than brass or marble. Their votes are no
longer apoliticalfactor thai may not be
ignored, but,.nevertheless, fl is a privi?
lege, it i> a riglit.il is a duty to those who
fell upon the field of battle to treasure the
themoi id: ?l' i lie past.
'This candidate, .!. A. Walker, said in
I ItJs speech ai the unveiling <.!' the A. I'.
i'iil monument at Richmond, "the South?
ern people-accented the results of the war
I with no feeling of inferiority, with no
craven spirit, with no regrets or profes?
sion's of sorrow forth c past, and with no
apologies to oiler." \*et, in July, three
short months after i.< c had surrendered,
i and almost before the remnant ofConf?d?
erale troops in Texas had laid down their
arms, before the blo?d hud dried oil the
battle field, and before the smoke of bat
j tie had scarcely met the heaven-, while
the groans of tlie dying were still ringing
in his cars, wrote to the conqueror who
held his native State prostrate under the
iron heel of military power. "Your petf
lio.iior acknowledges Iii-horror in espous?
ing and supporting the cause of seces?
in I87(ia he who had hold two officecs ;
througiioul the war. and who bad beeil,
'well-paid'thereafter; who was >i lawyer j
with :. In >rntivc practice, claimed commu?
tation of sixty dollars for his wound re- |
ceived iii battle. II" did not heed if. lie
was not a dopenden! manual labor for sup
port as manv other wounded comrades
were, bul bo drew commutation and manv
of them had to wail until another appro
tiriat ion
was made, and
I.mien of Navarre
savs Ja
sou's bloody man tie fell.
Not oiil\ i his but lie voted for < '<.
.Mills, a citizen of Pennsylvania, for Con- j
"?ressf agaius.l ?lohn A. Uucjianan, a pri
rate soldier and a member of the feitone- |
wall brigade. 1
lb- -avs no fair elections hare been held ;
in the Sujiiiy South since th'e war. Who J
can vote for hi hi'" The Republicans can't*,
because he damned them all OVCI thoj
State. The bemqer it- can"! do it because j
lie deserted them. The prohibitionists
caii'l do ii because he descrted4thQIQi y\iQ
populists cant do it because he doc- mil
endorse their principles. The private
soldier can't do it because he voted j
against a private soldier and for a citizen ;
oi Pennsylvania, and the only place for.
him is to*join the Bel.va Lockwood party.
The Democratic party has entered on I
thbYeqittcst with Republicans nnd. ev-2.ry
other issue thai may present.Jtself with
courage sin^ donfidencc. While it lias
not done all that il hoped to do..vet it has
I done more to redress the wrongs of the
people Shan any other party has done in
the same lime.
Coming int.. power at a time of panic,
when business was at a standstill, when
labor whs uiiemplovcd, when the treasury
was etiiptv, it entered upon a struggle for
the people in thai -it has uiadeall money
equal!\'tasabl'c: it has restored confidence
in our'monrv and finances; it has^ given
to all our people the opportunity ol 'living
cheaper and In tier: it has*, shattered the
.elected, trusts of Mclviuicv.isin; it has
need the burden of taxation on tlie rich'
man's surplus as well as op every man's
needs, it has restored I he freedom of elec?
tion^ ,11 hsis placedthe^transactionsbl the
governxne!a1 and irs pinna of accounting
on a Mjuud b.^is. ii (fas groally reduced
the expenses ol the government, for one
solid vcaV it lias maintained an unrelent?
ing Ji'iht upon I he trusts and. monopolies
which protection had created, it has
fought "ie -/;,ul fy?hr. it has kept tile
faith, it ii-is finished I ho. course. With
tliis record j wilq eaa assail it? ?ii iliese
iSSiVes ? coao s before tllv . people. ' For
them it has fought the gec(d ughi, to Uo.ni
it has kernt the fai'th, and ot them it has
no fear."
An Act to Provide vor theMeth
oci of Voting by Ballot.
APJ'JiOTED mm:, ir 6, 1 394.
:i ' ?'?>. :.?-?:??? ??./? * ; , :.'i
I- it enact, d hl the goncr?lastern--1
bly or vfrgftii?f, Ural ever'*" doctor' shal ?'
vole by bailor. .' ? ., "?'.* ... ?
. ( 3, EacTij>er5on offering to rote sliall
deliver a single balfot to one of fhe'jtitige:.*:
Q. ejection in the presence of at least one
ul t i:e two judges:
?'. TneiJnTTOi ?Ricll l.-r-'a'white' paper
ticket, contain wig Ik'- naiu'e1- of >Ue .'}ht-.
sons who have compiled with the proyi -
i'oisoftiiis act :is h'.reiri'sfteV provided.'
and the.ofEce printed or \n jtte.ii as. here?
inafter provided. None oliier shall be a :
legal ballot:
4. Any person who intends to be a I
candidate for any oflicc, State or national.^
to he elected by the electors of the Statt
at large, or of a congressional district.'
shall at least twenty days before sneii an
election, notify the secretary of the com?
monwealth, in writing properly attested,
of such intention, designating the office']
for which he be a candidate. Sncli writ
ten police shall be sighed by the caudi- I
date, hut ir he 1m- incapable of writing hi? I
proper signature, then some mark adopted
by him as his signature shall.be acknowl?
edged before a justice of tile peace or
some other officer authorized to take ac?
knowledgements to deeds.and in the same
manner. Any person who intends to be a
candidate for any office not embraced in
the foregoing at any election shall trie*
a similar notice at least twenty days be?
fore sue!; an election to the clerk or cierks
of the county or hustings court-: of the I
various county or counties or
city or ciii.-s whose electors vole for ihej
candidate for such ollico. No per-on no:
announcing his candidacy as provided for.
above shall have hi* name printed on the
ballots provided for such an election. On
the receipt of the foregoing notice it shall j
be the duty of the secretary of the com?
monwealth to immediately notify the sec?
retary of each electoral board of each j
county or .-i\\ in the Stale or o; said con- !
grcssional district.
?"?. Ii shall be the duty of the electoral
boards of the several counties and cities
within Mo- State, within thirty days pre
cediugeaeh election* localise to l>e print
eil a number o* ballot:) cqital to twice tlie
entire registered vote of said county or
city, 'fliese. !.a'.iots shall contain the
names of all candidates complying with
the provisions a< above rcquired.printcd in
black ink immediately below theolliee for
which thev have so announced their ean
The printer with whom flic board
shall contrac! for t he print ing of the said
ballots shall.before the work is commenc?
ed, take an oath before the secretary of
said hoard, who is hereby empowered to
iidmiuister -aid oath, to the following
effect :
"I.-, solemnly swear that 1
will print 'here insert the number) bal?
lots, according to the instruction of the.
Ci cloral board df-thc county ?or city) ol j
-. that I will print; and permit j
to be printed, directly or indirectly, lib
more than the above number; thai 1 will i
at once destroy, all imperfect impressions;
that a. soon as said ballots'arc printed i
I will dtiiribtite the. type used for said J
work: and linally that i will no! commit [
nicate to anyone whooiso6ycr,iu any man?
ner n hat ?o< rcr. the size, style or contents !
of said ballots.
The oatii -hail lie [.?deed i,o writing,
and signed by the person taking it. and
also a similar alHdapil .-hall Im- required
of any employee or other per-on engaged
upon said work,who shallhave access to it.
and any intentional violation of said oath
.-hall constitute tlm crime of perjury. It
IbaII be the du ty of said hoard to desig?
nate one oi their number tobe continu?
ally present in lie- room in which" said
ballots arc printed from the commence?
ment until tin endpf.said work, and sei
thai the undertakings of -aid oath are
strictlycomplied with. bor tfie faithful
discharge ol -aid out.. Ii i shall receive a- j
compensation two dollars. As soon as
said ballot- are printed, they shall 1,-e se?
curely wrapped and sealeif, -.and such
member ol the eleiVtoral board shall take i
them, into Iiis exclusive possession until
he delivers said,ballots to the electoral
board as hereinafter provided. Anv vio?
lation of I his provision ol this section for
which no punisbmcpl lias been otherwise
provided su-ill be deemed a misdemeanor,
and punished by a line of two hundred
dollar.-and imprisonment one month in
i. It shall be the'duty of the electoral
board, as soon as possible aller I li ! pas- |
siigc>of this .tct. to procure and adopt a!
seal. which may be changed fro n lime to
time in the discretion of said lioardVwhiclr'
said seal shall not be less than two Inch?
es in di.tmeter. Said hoard shall meet a.
soon as conveuient uft> c ihe pr^hth'ng dfl
the ballots; as provided in, tpo- nrcc-cding
section of which, a^ceting tV.;. judge of
tin-county or corporation court .-hub be
not riled. a;.d at which there shall l?e pres?
ent the ju Ige and the members of the said j
board, but no other persons. And safd I
judgc.shall thereupon enter of record up?
on the mitiutes of tlfe electoral board an,
al?d?yit^stnt.iug thai said ballots tveVe
counted and sealed i:* hi- presence in the:
manner pi ereribed by law. At this meet?
ing the member oif the board who shall
haw- secured from Ihe printer the ballots,
a- required h\ (lie preceding se?tion,shalt
deliver said ballots to said board. The
bullots then shall be carefully counted by |
the said board, and entere?! l?y rlie secre?
tary oi Kbc hoard in a hook, provided by ,
hin and kept for such purpose. T he hoard j
shall atSx its seal to every ballot printed j
as above provided^ upon the side reverse
from that upon which the name of the j
candidate- appear. Of the said ballots
i hey shall make as, many packages as
there are precincts in said county or city,
one for each prebinct. which package
shall contain twice a- many oilieia! ballots
as liiere a:-" voters registered at the pre- ,
einet tor which if is intended Mach ?f j
these packages shall he secur-ely sealed so
that the ballots shall be invisible, ami no j
that they could not be readily opened j
without detection, i.'pon eaoli .-.rd; of'
said packages shall be endorsed the name '
of the precinct tor which it is intended
and the tnnnibcr of ballots therein con?
tained, The remainder of the ballots
shall then lie securely wrapped and sealed I
and kepi securely by the said board. The j
said packages designed for tho various
precincts shall remain in exclusive pos?
session .-t t,h ? s -en-tary of the board until
delivered by him to Ihe judges or judge of j
election of the precinct as hereinafter
8. Before every eVeetioi! the .-??eretary
of Ujc'electoral board, shall uefivpr t.o the
iudges'or fudge of election ihe package 6t
ullh-*:.:; ballots for thai prcsutet; taking a
reeeipl tin rcfor and a certificate that the
s !-al appeared Id be nntampered with.
S .id scaled package, at the opening ol th.e
polls, shall be opened in the presence of
the clerks of erection and other judges
present. iuid the ballots in said package
shall tjicii be car< fully counted.- All bal?
lots reranftiinig unused at the close of ihe
poils shall be carefa?j destroyed hefore
ihe box opened. Any person wilfully
and corrupt I v failing to perform the du
Nies required of Ii im, or i :;t on t Ton :<ITy vio- ',
\ lating'any oV the provisions of this Ec<- ?
[ tio?< or opening any staffed package of
[VnTcial I?art<if>:'ex'e?-nf its specidtly provid- !
! ediibt heroin. shall be guilty of a -.misde?*!
fmtjtauotandbe^^nisbed with a fib?|or;
! two hundred dollar; and imp'risonmr n*'-i
J'ouc inonth in jail. : ... \
i 9. It shall be the duty of i he electoral I
! hoard of ttfe so\\m\i Vertun lies and eifi.-s to 1
i. provide itt often: of the .place* .ia. Ihcir- re.-- ;
j pectiye counties antLcUies a small com- ;
i partmfehf or booth large -enough to"* con-j
j tain and eohc< al frptn ?genQr^l obscrvo
! tiou a voter and a desk or other, conven-j
j ienees for writing.* In -aid bc-tir 'there*
1 shall I? i placed; p^n and ink. Said com- !
? trttne'ntiJr Iroo^^Efcul b*c^o erectedthat j
'a person standing at..' saitf desk, in said i
booth or compartment shall be whollv ex-1
eluded tr/orn the obscrf^aifioil nt I'm. clerks,^
judges oi' (:'ie".;in;t ami other person-;. Tiki !
said hoard, in il-.. discretion, may have!
*onc"'6Vm6*r?'6f ?hrd booths at srtid voting!
-?daces.-. ...
It*. Except as h,creinafter;provide.d foiv
sa'velbVjudgfc orTne*ele*C*tibh and rlerks
allowed bv.ia^, op m-rsu.n-other than the ;
ilectoroiTerfng to vote shall be within f
forty'ffrr of thb-ballot bdfc! The jftdgcsl
0 f elect ion s b all pro m p 11 y de c i d o a p v, d i - - !
pute-as.to the precedence of eTcccors to
the right to Vote; deciding who hr^t od'er- .
ed: or, it two or move, ollgEed at the same
time, selecting the one to whom the pre
I ccdecce shall l>e givc?, but in^'CiUe of a
[ challenge, the challengers,aiid challenged
and the witnesses may appear before the
Ijudgesrwhen such challenge is decided
only liie elector having the right to. vote
shall remain within the prescribed limits.
1['. Every elector qualified to voto a* a
precinct shall, when he so demands, bp
furnished with unofficial ballot by one of
the judges of election selected for thai i
duty by majority of the judges present.;
The said elector shall then take, the said
official ballot and retire to said voting
booth. He shall then draw a line with a
pen or.pencil through the names of the
candidates ho docs hot wish to vote for,
leaving the name or names of the candi?
date or candidates he docs wish to vote
for unscraicked. Nb name shall be con-1
sidcrei*scratched unless the pen or pen
cil mark extend through three-fourths of
the length of said name, and no ballot j
save an official ballot above provided for j
shall be:counted for any person. When.:
as to any office, more than one name re- i
mains unscratched the ballot for that par
iicular ?jfPice sli.-itl be void, but the ballot,
as 16 any other .office for which only one
name remains unscratched'; shall be valid. '
l.fo shall fold said ballot with tjie names 1
of the candidates on the inside and baud j
;hesam"io the judges of election,'..who
ehalt place the same in the ballot-box
without any inspection furl her than to
assure himself that said ballot is a genii- j
ine ballot, for which purpose he may,
without looking al the printed inside til j
the ballot, inspect the official seal upon
the back thereof; prpvided it shall be law- j
ful for any voter to eracc any or all the
name- printed upon said'officialballot and j
substitute therein in writing the name of
any person or persons for any office for J
which he may desire, to vote.
I>. It shall be unlawful for any elector I
to carry the ollbial ballot furnished him
hy the judge "of "election father than the
voting booth, and should he, after inspect?
ing said ballot, conclude not to vole, he
must immediately return said ballot to
the judges of election. Except as here?
inafter provided, no person shall advise,
counsel or assist any elector by writing, J
word ??r gesture, us to how he shall vote
or mark his halloi after the same ha-|
been delivered io him !??%? flic judges oi l
election. Any person violating the pro- i
visions of this section shall bo deemed
guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon con?
viction thereof, shall be fined not less |
ihau ii\.; hundred nor more than one
thousand dollars and confined in jail si-, j
months. To cany.any.official ballot be-j
yond tlic booth or away from said booth, i
except to the~judges of'el'eetib'n or to vote
any bale,! except such as shall be receiv- j
ud by the elector lion; the judge of ?Joe- [
lion, shall be a misdemeanor. punishable j
bv a line of ..one huudrcd dollars; and it !
-iiall be I lit; duty oi Ibc-judgcs ol election !
to cause t>y T'er?).il order Or warrani tin j
iii.sfaul arrest of any person making ? ".<?'<: j
attempt, and lie snail lie required to vote !
or surrender said ballot, and he may b?: i
confined in jail by theorderofsaid ju.ugo.-. I
of election, until he obeys said require- j
ment.uoi exee'edin'g ten da vs.
1*1. Xu elector shall be tViltWed bv the
judges of elect ion to rein^h* hi said votin;
bootn providing in (k>? ?<;t more than two !
and one-half ininqtCtf tot he ob .true; ion of
other elector?, desiring to voto', Said
judges of ejection sTiajl cause- ftny elector
attempting to occupy said voting booth
f )r a longer time to require and surrender j
his ballot, ami bo (?ball not again \<>- at
lowed. to rueo-ive? an official ballot, unlesi
ill I il'.'it:'.\t ie of the judgCS of. election
another---opportunity.to vote will not de
i:,v or hinder otln r electors.
1 I, Should any bnllbi bo m.intention- i
ally or accideutly defacin), o:: in any way
rendered unfit for voting b\ such elector,
the elector shall deKver ?rid d?faced bal?
lot to.the judges oC election and receive
anotha^upon taking an oath that the de
faeeao-nt of the ballot firsl delivered lo
hia. was not done I'or thc purpose of de
tac.'tiL' -aid oiUcial blalot; Any person
swearing fa-lsi ty t?> such a fact shall lie
({ee-incd guiltyjfi perjury.
'.">. The electoral board of each count)
Of i-jfy shall appoint for each voting pre- J
cinct therein one speciaj constable, who J
slial] be an honest and discrete person of j
?-.iii| procincl ami be able to read and]
write, ami who .liiall be a Conservator of
the peace, and shall be ? specially charged
with enforcing the provisions of this act, t
having all the powers of u constable; and
auil for such services he shall be allowed
one dollar per ?tay. lie shall have Ho
power oi aiie-liiig. ut>ou the verbal
Order or warrant of the judges'
of election, or a majority of thorn, of ifie
precinct t" vvhjcb ho is appointed, j
any person!who is ofTendng or attempt?
ing to violate any of tiio pro
visipns qf ib.i? ?':I or ?Iis: m-bing the peace
aiid tho pi (.-on -.. arrested shall be taken
,?s s/ion :.s pbssible hefon? a justice of the
i peace having cognizance of too; o?'cnse^
ami be (lien proceeded against under'the*
general laws of the state. At the request
of any elector in tlic voting booth who
may lie physically Or educationally unable
to vote, the said special 6onstable may
render kjm assistance by reading tlic j
names and offic? 3 oti the ballot and pqfnx- j
in ? out to liim the name ??r names ha may !
\v.i?h to^strike outyo'r btherjfise aid him I
iirprep?riu'g his batlot. In case saidielec
tor l>e blind, said Special constiilile shall i
take- nit path to faithfttHy perform the
duti.'s thereof, and for a cortmel violation
j ofthe siiue hcshall \*e med l-o.iitv of a
j mi.-.deameau'ii-, and be tfui?d m-t !??.??? tbap
fiv j iruudtod dollar? auu be imnrtstnoed
[ubt b-.<- than one-nor more tRani twelve
; mouths in jail.
j \h\ ii shall not be lawful upon the day
I of ciedttoii for persoas to congre-'
I gale and crowd upon the public kiglllfAVS
? wiii:iu one hundred feet of any dt-tlie vot
l.ing p!a.:es, and any person vioiating the
i or ivisiony of this section shall, upon coii^
! vieti.oi t'noreotV nav a line of': w?-?.-. -
Idbliars ol. Ik- coiUuipd in jsli? not eic ^e.
! ing ten days. Any. member of rhe electoral
. board, the printer who shall print the of?
ficial ballots provided for. by this act, any
judge of electron, or ..: j other persorrwho
shall give'or .-"!] to any '??erHon whoraso
ever, except where it is distinc-tfy provid?
ed hj this act, an v official ballot , or any
r>>pv -?*r-M?y fac-?4^iuvaf.th?.Aajju.', er any
information about the same, <>r shall
iootinleWeit or attempt #p^tc*ffitt tbo
name, shall he deemed guilty of a mis
?e&nfeanorj auif, at oh cwtVictiwi thereof,
shall be ?nc?^v*e>4?tt?drid ?,ollnra and im
?prisiiMH'd in jail >ix months. It shall he
the u'.f of the judges' of election to- see
tt?n?r thb proTfsions of riii * afcl are strictly
complied v. ith.
17. The said special constitute tnlr?be
removed by said electoral board or by
sai'iiu/tge^s^pf ejectioji _ut their pleasure,
an <}'?:?? nc .'? * - S9f ' t <?: "h ti uftahlM? cL eppo in ted
immediately- And when any such consta?
ble feiis to attend [??.'.?. in.illy at the Open
iuti o^ft^eNgoj.l's at any pieejpe.t, tlic. judges
ot Q{raoii at sued] p*uec!ricf^ or a majority
of them, may. select somd qualified Voter
from thi si . ;-. 31 ei. who. alter taking an
oath to ho administered by one of the
-iii't j'.;dyv? to faithfully pdrioun tho du?
ties otlsaid (tliccj^hali have same powers
to.uei and be under liicc'ppualtjesiis said
snegiiu constabjc appointed by -aid elec?
toral'ho?fdt: ! lie secretaf? 0Is-?saicvelec?
toral board shall keep in hi-* sole custody
tho'.scal or -tamo of said board', and in a
- :i e ^package, to be opened only in the
btcsen'ceor the eleert,6rarl board and the
jaitoffiotltjee poitnt-y or cpVporaliop court
when in the dischai je of tkejr duty as
described in section ivreu h^or/csttW;
IS. 'flu.- cp^roTconduetrifg an election
kinder tnis'act'sliall In [iaid by the super
.i>ois nut et the geticral count vjevy, and
in eil ics- by t he council tbeivof.
lib Ait-acts and pai is of acts in eon
::i ?? with thid act or ait} section thereof
are hereby repealed.
311!. M?E?S
Coachman Arrested as an Alien Cor?'
tract Laborer.
On His Arrival He \V;N I'ol to Work at
Per toonth?Secretary Carlisle la?
ser* o Warrant for the fc'ormccVlce
President's Foreign Coachey.
New York, Oct. 15.?-LeviJP. Morton's
coachman has been arrcstedas an alien
contract laborer. His name is .lohn
James Howard. Tho former rice pres?
ident will have t<> face a suit, for im*
porting; him, the penalty of which is a
lino of ?1,000.
The f( How had been employed in
that capacity by Lord Gerard, of Kast
ville L'ark, in Kent. England, and also
by Sir Robert AJIlcclc, ot London and
Newmarket, ttndcamo to Mr. Morton
backed not by one but by four or live
"characters," nil of them good. Mr.
Morton engaged Howard, and was so
pleased with bis services that, when lie
broke op his London establishment at
the cud o? the season and went to the
continent, he ma'doa new contract with
John .Tames, whereby it. was agreed
that John .fames should come to this
country to act as one of Mr. Morton's
und.? couchineu bore. The forms of
t he contract, which, acci ?rc|ing" to .lohn
dames, was made in dune, last, was
that Mr. Morton was to pay tin: coach?
man's passnare to A morion and pay him
wages at the rate of $?q per month
while lie continued in the^capaeity of
sreond - oachman in Mr. Morton's ser
vico in this country.
In accordance with tins contract
Howard says that Mr. 'Morton ad?
vanced him sterling!?i<i~> of our
money?the price of a second cabin
ticket '<i New York; and that'nc, How?
ard, sailed on tho American irne stoara
er New York, which In,. S>?;t.'oainpton
.Jen-- 150and arrived in this city on the
Saturday following, duly 7. As soon
;i ho had landed Howard went to Mr.
Morton's summer residence, '"I^ller
slic." ,:.m-;
'l !i.- warrant which yvtis .Issued for
the arrest of Mr! Nforto'n's imported
coach mu u reads as follows:
Whereas, Prom prosubmitted to mo, I
have beeom satisfied that .John James How?
ard, an alien Lmruljjran&, who landed In tho
United State 1 at the pore of New York on tbo
7th day of July, 1891, cntnethcd the 'country
from I.on-ion. KriclanO, contrary lu Urn pro?
visions of the ' acts <,f congress approved
Fcbruaryg? :?v*?; !?"<?!?,- i?v;. ::.t, t^-r.. October
Ii?, is-*, and Ymrcii:{. i .. himbnly icuownas
tho alien contract labor hiv.r-. tsnd u'hercn.s,
thepertodof one year after the lauding Las
not yet elapsed:
t. John 1Carlisle, secretary,of the treasury
of tho United States,' by virtue ?l tho power
aud authority veBtcd ta;me Uy tin- ahove-eltcd
act 1 of conerress.do herp'oy command you to
take Into custodythe' Bald John .hita'^s How?
ard, alien immigrant, and ivvjra him to the
country ivhence '-'kmc at the expense of tho
vessel importing bim. , ,
For so doing this shell be your .sufficient
warrant. J, Cr. (.'.vuf.t.sr.K,
Sccretarj of the treasury.
Eevi P. Morton, tn n rejity ?0 a story
that he had violated ilibtdodtradt labor
lavy by bringma1 hero fron: England
under contract t?netas his assistant
coachman .!o*?:> James liowanl, has
g'iven out foliowijig;. ;
"It is true that; Job.-i Howard has
been constantly' in my servie? since
May. 189-fci I having employed liito as
coachman in laooiou. 1 left
Eiondon for tin- continent, baring" no
further v.y.c for 'his services there he
came to my^honie hejic and has since
been in my employment at Jihine
Clifl*." ' '?' ' '
Ib- Declares Thai Tliero Not Iii??*'In tho
Catholic Constitution ti.huien.1 to Thlf
Xf.w Yo;:k. ?et L"/.?rather Kdward
JklcGlyon delivered an a iarcsj-i Sunday
at Probihit^pn park, s. i.,. qn, "The
Phn?s?phy of JVayer." ?eforo bogin
niug'titi--, itowwver, he sdid'that as the
consequence of ins;lectu^e .pn.tlw pre
ceamg Sux^day on the A. I'. A. a num?
ber o; -'ions had been submitted to
him. ')i these- Lir. Mcti'yunsaul one
was: "K there any thing1 in the consti?
tution of the Catholic church inimical
to rvpuolicun government?'' 'l."'
"}ly a n;iwcr . to tins- question," said
Dr. ^TeGlyani'/is emphatically no. The
coni?wtrition of the* 'Catholic church is
framed \o att?'>. spiritual ends,-and by
its vcry.n;iiu.-e ca?; not cJaVu with any
form of government that does not
viohrt'- na:ur.ii decene;." ?Jnd morality."
Another oues&onj vv^t; "jvh^thpr it is
; truathd ybws of the ^Catholic priest
I hodd interfere with the ':<>yal'cy tn' eiti
[ sseng in ;t -rcpublio 6ke our American
I republic.."', , . ,
-Avru::-." said Mr. M-Siyini, "I
anr>w^r;-.i ne^uiitely.v The obligations
O^itdje.jv^Qptho k.. inclu,. dii;_ .tile prom
j isesof obedience to the Iddiop. are ob
viouiiiy for eltuvch ihirn^-.e-; and church
b::sincv> :?:d-:.a .-*?*no". .-? to-dowith
the question ot i-itiixusnip. Uutside
of his church relati'oD.s, the priest has
the same right as anv-rdhpr- r?*n-? *?

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