Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, July 26, 1889, Image 1

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    Ink Slings.
—In the harmonizing of the Virginia
Republican factions RIDDLEBERGER
may be kept in line as long as he can be
kept sober.
—Papa Harrison's congratulatory
letter anent the Battenberg baby may
account for the halevon and vociferous
time son RussiLL had at Windsor Cas-
—The fact that JouN JARRETT is so
gentle in his manipulation of the British
ion’s tail may be explained by the ecir-
cumstance that he was born a British
—Some of the people who manufac-
ture brick are forming a monopolistic
combine with a capital of fifteen mil-
lions. That brick trust should be re-
duced to brick dust.
—The Republican Congress at its next
session will be likely to find itself com-
pelled to take the tariff’ off most of the
leading raw materials. Wkat an in-
policy this would be, and what a boost
for his re-nomination and re-election in
—Queen VICTORIA has advanced her
prospective son-in-law from an Earl to a
Duke. There's where VicToRrIA has the
advantage of BENJ. HArRRIsON. He
can hand the offices around among his
relations, but he can’t make Dukes of
them. There is no doubt that RusseLL
wishes that he could.
—While there is a wide-spread feeling
among Democrats in favor of renomi-
nating CLEVELAND in 1892, you would
have to put your ear to the ground to
hear anything in the Republican ranks
that sounds like a demand for another
term for HARRISON. The silence on that
subject is really oppressive.
—The remark of the Philadelphia
Inquirer that the Democrats of Ohio
will nominate a rank free trader for
Governor,would indicate the impression
on the part of that journal that not
merely in Presidential campaigns, but
at all times, a Republican paper is re-
quired to lie about the issue of tariff’ re-
—The employes of the Spring Valley
Coal Company in Illincis are having a
two fold enjoyment of the blessings of
protection. Some months ago they were
thrown out of employment, and last
week they were thrown out of the Com-
pany’s tenament houses which they oc-
cupied. Isn’t this piling the benefits on
a little too thick ?
—When Joux Jarrerr told the
Birmingham newspaper reporter that
“every respectable American regretted
the dismissal of Lord Sackville West
by President CLEVELAND,” he proved
that in toadying to the English Tories
he could be as big a fool as he was a
fraud when he posed as the friend and
champion of the American laborer.
—The conference of CAMERON and
Quay at Donegal some days ago cer-
tainly involved a good deal of the low
order of politics with which Pennsylva-
nia is afflicted; but there are signs indi-
cating that the time is drawing near
when the political affairs of our good old
State will not be under the exclusive
management of such a shabby pair of
—To avert the odium that has attach-
ed to the Trusts, the syndicate that is
conspiring to control one of the leading
necessaries of life claims that. its object
is merely “to unify and systematize the
salt interests of the country.” “Unify?”
is a good word in that connection, and
“systematize’ is also good. They express
exactly the purpose of bringing a great
staple under one control that will sys-
tematically rob the consumers.
—Amazed and disgusted with the
high jinks of the Harrison adwministra-
tion, including its nepotism, insatiable '
relatives, RUsSELL’s antics and the ir-!
repressible McKee baby, the mind ofthe
average citizen reverts with increased
respect to GROVER CLEVELAND in his |
dignified retirement, and awaits with |
eager anticipation the remedy which |
1892 will provide. |
—The Harrisburg Independent com-
plains of the criticism which Mr. Joux
‘WANAMAKER is being subjected to as a |
Sunday School Superintendent. Our |
Harrisburg contemporary doesn’t appear |
to comprehend the point involved. The |
double role of political boodler and Sun- |
day School Superintendent is what just-
ly lays WANAMAKER open to the criti-
cism which the Independent deprecates.
—About the meanest thing that is
being done by the Harrison administra-
tion is the removing of Democratic of-
ficial incumbents on charges of malfeas-
ance without specifying the offense or
giving the accused a chance to defend
themselves. This sneaking method is
adopted to furnish places for the hungry
party followers and at the same time
preserve an appearance of regard for
eivil service reform, The Harrison
management & attaining a degree of
dirtiness that was never before dreamed
of in Ameriean politics. :
Two Specimen Representatives.
The London correspondent of the
Pittsburg Dispatch, which, by the way,
is a Republican paper, gives an ac-
count of the high doings of two of the
representatives of the Harrison admin-
istration over in England. The enter-
tainment given by the Queen to Rus-
sELL HarrisoN has greatly elevated
that young man in his own opinion
and also in the estimation of the Eng-
lish flunkies who regard royal recogni-
tion as the greatest of earthly honors,
and consequently he is right in the
swim with the British nobility. Since
he put his legs under the royal ‘inier
table at Windsor Castle, where he also
had the honor of sleeping in one of the
royal beds, he has also taken luncheon
with the Prince of Wales at Marlbo-
rough House and spent a day with the
Marquis of Salisbury, the head of the
Tory ministry that is trying to tram-
ple the life out of old Ireland. This
hopeful scion of the royal house of
Harrison has doubtless received some
pointers in the regal line from his as-
sociation with British royalty which it
is likely upon his return he will put in
practice at the White House.
But the most remarkable figure that
has turned up in England as a repre-
sentative of the United States is Jonx
JARRETT, recently prominent as a
champion of the cause of labor, and
who received the appointment of con-
sul at Birmingham as a reward for the
service he rendered the monopolists by
deceiving voters of the working class
with the misrepresentation that it would
be to their advantage to support a mo-
nopoly tariff. The correspondent of
the Dispatch says that JARRETT in an
interview in the Birmingham Zimes,
represented that President Harrison
enjoined upon him to “seize every op-
portunity ot removing any impression
that Americans dislike England or wish
to be on other than friendly terms with
her.” When it is remembered that
this is the*s@me fellow who in the last
Presidential campaign did his utmost
to make votes tor Harrison by repre-
senting the policy of Mr. CLEVELAND
and the Democrats as being an Eng-
lish policy, thus working upon the
anti-English feeling of the American
working people, it is hard to determine
whether he displaved more of the fool
or of the rogue in the declarations as
cribed to him in the Birmingham
Baby Business.
RIDDLEBERGER, the renowned ex-
Senator and Republican politician of
Virginia, is disgusted. He was in
Washington the other day attending
the conference held in that city to
patch up the difference between the
Mahone and anti-Mahone factions, and
was in no way backward in expressing
his disgust with what he called a selling
out to the little rebel who has had the
assistance of the administration in con-
firming him in his position as boss of
the Virginia Republicans. The ex-
Senator was generally out of humor
anid probably as drunk as usual. But
his condition didn’t prevent him from
making some good hits. Speaking of
the letter written by President Harg1-
Sox to Queen Victoria, congratulating
her upon the birth of her royal grand-
son, the new Battenberg prince, he
said that “that letter should have been
signed by ‘Baby McKee, Secret ry of
RIDDLEBERGER was correct in re-
garding it as rather a baby sort of bus-
iness. It is something new for a Pres-
| ident of the United States to be on
such familiar terms with the British
royal family as to send congratulations
on the birth of one of the numerous
progeny of that prolific branch of roy-
elty. That style of thing is custom-
ary between royal families, and as the
Harrisons are evidently beginning to
regard themselves as royal, of which
fact Crown Prince RussgLL is sufficient
evidence, the letter was not unbecom-
ing. a functionary of such royal as-
pirations. But RippLEB3RGER was
right in saying that it should have
been signed by Baby McKee.
—Viewed in the light of the Republi-
can campaign song of last year, the re-
frain of which was “Plenty of Work
and Two Dollars a Day,” the distribu-
tion of provisions among the starving
miners of the Braidwood district by a
Chicago relief committee, appears to be
a Very singular proceeding.
' of the people.
\ /, A\ A y
Not Explicit Enough.
Mr. PowpErLY is doing some plain
talking to the Knights of Labor which
it is to be hoped will have a good
effect. He tells them how it happens
that the great corporations can hold
them in subjection, and says that they
can counteract this tyranny only by a
proper exercise of the right of suf-
frage. The Reading railroad company,
for instance, maintains its usurpations
and encroachments because the re-
straints provided by the State constitu-
tion are not enforced. Legislation for
the benefit of the working people finds
no favor with the law-making authori-
ties, while corporate monopoly controls
the Legislature. These wrongs can be
righted, says Mr. PowbrrLy, only by
the free and untrammeled vote of the
working people cast in sueh a way as
shall compel the enforcement of the
constitution of Pennsylvania.
So far he is plain enough in his
statement of the remedy. But why is
he not more specific in naming the
political party that has habitually in-
tervened in favor of these monopolistic
corporations whenever an attempt has
been made to put in force the restrain-
ing clauses of the constitution? Why
does he not say that it is owing to the
favoring action of Republican Legis-
latures and Governors that the Read-
ing company is enabled “to do two
kinds of business when the constitu-
tion of Pennsylvania expressly forbids
it?" If “the Reading company is an
outlaw” in this respect, as he says it
15, should he not be explicit enough to
say that it is an outlaw, and continues
to do business as such, because Repub-
lican Legislatures and Governors do
nothing to prevent it? It is well
enough in an indefinite sort of way to
advise the workingmen to correct this
wrong by their votes, but he does but
half his duty when he fails to point
out the party that is guilty of permit-
ting the wrong which he says is being
inflicted upon the working people by
these oppressive corporations. Mr.
PowperLy should be more explicit if
he wants his admonition to the
Knights of Labor to have any effect.
S———————————— :
Don’t Worry About 1t.
A Republican contemporary, with
the object of being ironical, remarks :
“It’s time for Mr. CLEVELAND or his
friends to do something in order to
keep the ex-President before the eyes
It's remarkable how
| . . . .
‘rapidly a man can slip out of notice in
this country.”
There is no occasion for doing any-
thing. to prevent the people from
forgetting Mr. CLEVELAND. They will
not let him slip from their minds.
Many things are now operating to
keep him in their remembrance. The
Sugar Trust, which is piacticing
its extortion in every hqusehold in the
land, causes the public mind to revert
to what he said in his tariff reform
message about the evil of such combi-
nations, and the other oppressive mo-
nopolies of a like character are doing
their share in keeping alive the recol-
lection of Mr. CLEVELAND'S declaration
that the only way to deprive the
Trusts of their means of extortion was
by a reduction of the thieves’ tariff.
There isn’t a workingman who was de-
frauded into voting for Harrison by
promises of better wages and better
times that does not see by this time
that the deteat of Grover CLEVELAND
was a disaster to the interests of the
working people. As this impression
is growing deeper and stronger every
day, it serves an excellent purpose in
keeping the ex-President in the public
mind. A better condition could not
exist for restoring him to the Presi-
dency in 1892.
——There are many things that
will render the road which the Repub-
licans of Pennsylvania will have to
travel this year a rough and thorny
one. The utter failure of the tariff
promises and the equally utter failure
of the Prohibition promises have creat-
ed two sets of discontented voters who
want to get square with the ‘‘grand’
but deceitful “old party.” This will
be a good year to start the retribution,
but it will be in fuller swing next year
when the licks can be made to tell
with greater effect in the election of
Governor, State Legislature, Congress-
men and officers of that class. This
18 going to be a rough year for the g.
o. p. ef Pennsylvania, but next year
will be a rougher one.
4, I 4
bee, VV
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NO. 29.
The Salt Robbery.
The Salt Trust is the most formida-
ble conspiracy that has as yet been
devised to subject consumers to organ-
ized robbery and oppression. It isa
legitimate offspring of the Republican
tariff policy that has handed the
people over to the pillage of the protect-
ed monopolies. In all its features and
characteristics it may be regarded as
the twin brother of the Sugar robbery.
Encouraged by the permanence which
the election of Harrisox has vouch-
safed to the thieves’ tariff, it has gone
deliberately about forming its plunder-
ing combination, its prospectus having
been published the other day in which
it is announced that it has been organ-
ized upon a capital of $11,900,000, and
that with a net profit of 4 cents on the
bushel it will make a total profit of
$2,000,000 a year cn the salt consump-
tion of the country. The latter figures
represent the amount of plunder to
which consumers would not be subject-
ed if this Trust had not been organ-
ized. i
But after it gets in full swing its
theft will amount to a good deal more
than this, for as its object is to control
the sources of production it will fix
prices to suit itself by limiting the sup-
ply. In crushing competition it is al-
ready imitating the Standard Oil mo-
nopoly, it having notified a Pitts-
burg Salt Company, which is back-
ward in joining the Trust, that if
it does not become a part of the coin-
bine it will be crushed. Consumers
are likely to find salt going up in
price with the amazing rapidity with
which sugar went up from 7 cents a
pound under the Cleveland administra-
tion to 11 cents under the Harrison
high tariff rule. The tariff is the
same, but these robber ‘combinations
have been so assured of the perma-
nence of the tariff by the election of
Harrisox that they are encouraged to
push their operations to the fullest ex-
Such iniquitous conspiracies as the
Sugar, Salt and other Trusts that are
making the American people their
prey, can be counteracted only by re-
moving the duties on the commodities
which they have been enabled to con-
trol by the assistance of a high tariff.
Grover CLEVELAND pointed out the
remedy for this evil, and it will be
only when Salt, Sugar and other arti-
cles. of prime necessity to the people
are allowed to come into our ports
from every quarter of the world un-
burdened by tariff’ duties, that the con-
sumers will be relieved from the depre-
dation of these thievish combinations.
What Can They Do About It?
Immediately upon TANNER'S being
installed as Commissioner of Pensions
he showed the unbounded liberality of
his disposition and his hostility to the
treasury surplus by rérating pensions.
He began with his immediate associ-
ates in the pension office, raising the
figures to such an extent that where
they were getting only hundreds of
dallars before, they found their pen-
sions suddenly raised to thousands.
This extravagance was being adopted as
the general rule of TANNER'S adminis-
tration, without stopping to inquire
whether there wasany law for it, when
the President and Secretary NosLe be-
came alarmed at the wide swath the
Commissioner was cutting and ap-
pointed a committee to investigate his
proceedings. But whatever the com-
mittee may report, what can the ad-
ministration do about it? Taxxer
may be cautioned to go slower, but fie
is acting precisely as the pension agents
want him to act. His policy exactly
suits the Grand Army of the Republie.
These were two agencies that exerted
a pewerful influence in electing Har-
RISON. The President and the Secre-
tary dare not offend them by turning
the devil and the deep sea on the pen-
sion question. If it allows TaNXER
and the pension sharks to carry on as
they are doing with the surplus, it will
disgnst and alarm every decent and
prudent voter in the country. If it in-
terferes with their raid on the treasury,
it will offend the large class of pension
claimants who were induced to vete
for Harrison by the promise that pen-
sion money would be shoveled out to
them. Either horn of this dilemma is
embarrassing to the administration.
Ruin on Either Horn of the Dilemma.
Wade's Fiber and Fabric, a publica-
‘tion devoted to industrial subjects, with
a Republican leaning, says :
The Appomattox has got to be decided be-
fore the Republican party can fairly claim its
victory, and gain the confidence of the whole
American people. If the coming Congress is
equal to the emergency, and can place on the
free list raw materials, it will rob the Dem-
ocratic party of their last strong plank and
must bring to the support of the administra.
tion the many able papers that have so per-
sistently and so consistently agitated for free
raw meterials.
But what kind ot an Appomattox
would such a surrender of its position
gain for the Republican party ? In
the campaign which made Harrisox
President the Democratic proposition
to put raw materials on the free list
was denounced as rank free trade. An
appeal was made to the people to pre-
vent a measure that was represented as
being intended to destroy American in-
terests. The Mills bill was denounced
chiefly because it placed many raw
materials on the free list, and abuse
was heaped upon Mr. CLEVELAND be-
cause in his great tariff reform mes-
sage he pointed out the disadvantage
to American industries arising from a
tarift tax on'the raw materials used in
their operations,
The record on this subject was made
1 the last campaign. It is indelibly
impressed upon the minds of the people.
After what has been said and done in
this matter, should a Republican Con-
gress put raw materials on the free list
it would be an abandonment of their
position ; it would be an acknowledge-
ment that they resorted to outrageous
misrepresentation last year in or-
der to deceive the voters, and it
would subject them to the ridicule and
contempt of the people.
The removal of the tariff tax on the
raw commodities needed by our indus-
tries, as clearly shown by Mr. CLeve-
LAND and maintained by the Demo-
crats, is absolutely necessary to prevent
industrial prostration. Tie adoption
of the policy foreshadowed by Fiber
and Fabric would proclaim the stultifi-
cation of the Republican party ; but if
it shall prefer to stick to the tariff on
raw materials, which is the only con-
sistent thing it can do in this matter,
the growing enlightenment of the
people with respect to the effects of the
tariff will rise in rebellion against the
continuance of such a repressive pol-
icy. In either case defeat and ruin
stares the old party in the face.
A —————
A Hollow Truce.
It would seem that the cordial feel-
ing that should exist between political
brothers does not characterize the re-
lations existing between Quay, the
boss of the Republicans of Pennsylva-
nia, and McMaxgs, the boss of the
Philadelphia machine. The other
day when the State boss, in coming
from the sea-shore, stopped off in the
city to enable his faithful henchmen to
approach him and state what they
wanted in the official line, and they
were breaking their necks to get into
his presence, McMaxgs stood aloof,
making no sign that he wished to court
the great man’s favor. His demeanor
clearly indicated that his feelings tow-
ard the Boss were not of an amicable
nature, and that if any advances were
to be made they would have to come
from Quay. This attitude had such
an effect upon the latter that he sought
the tent of the sulking Philadelphia
chief with the object of putting their
relations on a more friendly footing. It
is said that McMaNES was quite open
in expressing his dissatisfaction with
the treatment accorded him and his
friends by the great dispenser of politi-
cal favors, and was in no way back-
ward in letting it be understood that he
was disposed to resent it. Those who
keep track of Quay’s movements re-
port that he fixed up the misunder-
standing with McMaNes by making
fair promises, but it is doubtful whether
such promises will restrain ‘the Phila-
delphia leader from jumping on the
Boss when he and Curis Macee can
do it to the best advantage.
MonsTER RIvERs.—If rivers were to
rank according to the amount of water
they carry to he sea, the Mississippi would
have many dangerous rivals. The Or-
inoco is known to deliver 120,000,000
cubic feet per hour; the Ganges, in the
rainy season, 494,000 cubic feet per sec-
ond. The Amazon has at least five
tributaries exceeding the Father of Wa-
ter in depth as well as in breath. At a
distance of fifty miles above its delta tha
Congo is still six miles broad and forty
to sixty-fiye fathoms deep.
Spawls from the Keystone.
—Nearly every farm in York county has
a covey of patridges. Feed
—Rev. E. L. Hubbard, of New Castle, takes
his baby out with him when he goes bicycling.
—Company A, Sixth Regiment, has ordered
green shirts, which the i~embers will wear in
camp. :
—A ghost in the shape of a large black dog
has been seen mear Idlewild, in the Le-
high Mountains.
—Twe ladies at Shubert, Berks county, at-
tacked and killed a large rattlesnake which
had ten rattles.
—Steward Boyer, of the York county poor
farm, has four teams already afield plowing for
the fall seeding.
—Jacob Frederick, of Green Lane, Berks
county, raises bull frogs as a business, and
sells between 500 and 600 each week.
—Jacob Baney, of Myerstown, has just solda
veritable mountain of horse-flesh. The animal
weighed 2300 pounds and measured 19 hands.
—J. A. Bartram, of Fernwood, has a white
mule called “Spider” that refuses to work dur.
ing the noon hour or after 6 o'clock in the
—John McGinnis, a farm-hand at Moore’
Delaware county, was found dead on top of a
load of hay which he helped toload a few days
—Justice of the Peace J. G. Brown, of
Rohrerstown, has heen a Justice for thirty
y ears, and in all that time never sent a man to
—In Montgomery county there are twenty-
seven applicants for places as census enumer
ators, and among them are a colored man and
a woman.
—Mrs. Joseph Hoy,of Orwigsburg,Berks coun-
ty, celebrated her 90th birthday by going into
the field and tying up half a dozen sheaves of
—Edward Diehl and Willoughby Seibert, old
offenders, were committed to jail at Easton last
week for stealing sixty pairs of chickens from
eight farmers.
—Samuel Davidheiser, of Upper Pottsgrove,
who is 87 years of age, has a complete set of
teeth, with the exception of one tooth, which
was pulled when he was a boy.
—Sixty members of the Berks county Bar
have formally protested against the renomina-
tion of Judge Hagenman on account of his al-
leged nepotismand other favoritism.
—Co rnelius Mesler was arrested in Reading
while sleeping on a porch. He is 84 years of
age, and says he walked the entire distance
from Des Moines, Ia., and was on his way to
Port Jervis.
—While walking on ninth street, Allentown,
Miss Sallie Seems was attacked by a ferocious
Irish setter dog and had her arm lacerated in
afrightful manner, the animal keeping his
hold until driven away.
—Surveyor Roberts, of Chester, grieves for a
fine Gordon setter which is dying trom the ef-
fects of carbolic acid poisoning. The animal
had been treated with the acid for mange, and
it is supposed licked some of it.
—Charles Crater and Charles E. Grother, ex-
convicts, armed with revolvers, on Saturday
afternoon beat and robbed a peddler at Chain
Dam, and were caught near Easton by Detect-
ive Simons and Chief Tilton after a lively
struggle. '
~—Shoenberger & Co., of Pittsburg, are con-
structing appliances for running molten pig-
iron direct from the furnace into the converter,
to be blown into plate or chant steel, a process
which will revolutionize steel manufacture.
—Among the personal effects disposed of at
public sale by the executors of the late Wil-
liam Worman, of Allentown, was a lot of wood-
lye soap, made by his long deceased wife in the
days before the general introduction of caustic
soda for soap making.
— William Pennypacker, of East Nantmeal,
caught a fox a week ago and determined to
keep him for hunting purposes. The animal
made its escape from the pen a few nights ago
and destroyed a brood of thirty-nine turkeys
on Mr. Pennypacker’s farm.
— Boating for bass is a new sport at Marietta.
A party in a boat drift on the river, and while
floating around the bass, which are so uumer-
ous, jump from the water into the boat. A par-
ty of four the other evening had thirteen bass.
to jump into their boat.
—Miss Elizabeth Pennypaker, of Phoenix--
ville, a spinster lady in her 80th year, has had.
a tombstone erected on the burial lot in which
she desires that her body shall be interred.
The inscription is all complete with the ex-
ception of her age and date of death.
—Jacob Marx, bottler of soft drinks, of Car-
lisle, has sold a fine family horse to a gentle-
man ig New York by telegraph for $2 per inch.
The animal measured seventy-six inches
high, making the price $152. This is the: first
horse sold by inches in that section.
—A loving couple of Burton Hollow, near
Williamsport, eloped to New York, got mar-
ried and returned to ask parental forgiveness.
Instead of getting it the bride was locked in a
room by her parents and is kept in close cus-
tody, and the groom feels nettled about it.
—Mrs. M. B. Bergey, of Souderton, Mont-
gomery county, was badly burned a few days
ago while extracting beeswax. The wax on
the stove took fire and ran out over the floor.
In trying to quench the flames her dress caught
fire, and her lower limbs were badly burned.
—Workmen fixing the canal near Newport
last week found beneath the flood debris a
trunk containing jewelry and love letters be-
longing to Miss Mattie Rutherford, of Mifflin
county. A dispatch was sent her, and she
promptly responded and claimed her treasures
with joy.
—For some weeks past experiments have
been made with crude petroleum as a fuel at
the iron-mill of Lindsay & McCutcheon, Alle-
gheny, the results of which seem to justify the
most sanguine expectations of the inventor. It
is claimed that the capacity of the mills can be
increased on-third by its use.
—DMr. Paul Bletz, of Colambia, was sitting on
his front step paring his nails a few days ago
when his infant daughter fell from the top
step to the pavement, and as he threw out
his hand to catch her the edge of his knife
blade was drawn across her face, cutting both
cheeks in a ghastly manner.
—As a handsomely dressed lady was walk-
ing on Market street, Chester, a couple of days
since, and was near the Cochram building, a
quantity of tobacco juice struck her in the eye
and bespattered her clothing. The pain was
intense and the lady was obliged to go into a
beef market where she got relief.
—Sheriff Wolf, of Williamsport, a few days
since made a vicious kick at a cat with his
right foot, but missed the animal and struck
his lef foot instead, The blow prostrated him
and being a six-footer he fell heavily. He
broke the fall by throwing out his left hand,
which, hawever, is very sore and in a sling in