Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, March 07, 1890, Image 1

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Ink Slings.
—March came in in a way that
showed a disposition to make up for
‘Winter's neglect of business.
—Nothing could be plainer than that
Jersey Justice was rattled by the com-
plications of the Laconey trial.
—The malodorous memories of the
Eliza Pinkston period are revived by
the appointment of WARMoUTH to the
collectorship of New Orleans,
—A Rubber Trust has been formed.
Substitute an o for the u in the title
of this Trust and you have a term that is
applicable to all combinations of that
—DANA says that he is down on
CLEVELAND because he is not a
Jeffersonian Democrat. Was that the
reason why he preferred BEN BUTLER in
— What chance was there for com-
petitors when Chicago came down with
both feet on the Fair question? One of
them alone would have been big enough
tv stamp oat all competition.
—If the suggestion that the whisky
tax be turned over to the States for
making roads should be carried out, the
roads made by such means should be
broad ones, for several reasons.
—WHhen Kansas farmers are using
their corn for fuel because they can’t
sell it, it may be said that their hope of
being benefited by protection through a
home market is ending in smoke.
—As the new Philadelphia hotel,
which is to be called the Metropole, is
to be every so many stories high, its
name probably was suggested by the
old idea that the longest pole knocks
the persimmons.
—New York,dripping with consomme,
is having fun poked at her by her trium-
phant western rival, but if Chicago
isn’t well backed by Congress, it is
likely that she will be found immersed
in the tureen in 1892.
—=Some Norristown boys recently
holed a polecat,but were diverted from a
pursuit of the animal by the discovery of
a lot of coin secreted near by, which
proved to be conterfeit. Had they per-
severed in their original object there
would have been nothing bogus about
the odor they would have developed.
—Philadelphia waited too long for a
first-class hotel that such an abortion of as Metropole should be given to
the one she is about to get. Why is it
that some people show such utter disre-
gard for good taste and common sense
when they name hotels and race horses ?
—The civilized nations which for
years have co-operated for the suppres-
sion of the African slave trade, could be
of as much service to the cause of hu-
manity by directing their efforts against
the Russian exile system. The Emperor
of Russia is as fit a subject for the
coercion of civilization as the King of
—The Philadelphia Press is delighted
with the orderly movements of the
House under the reign of REED. Thi
brings to mind the celebrated dispatch
of the Russian General who, after he
had crushed the resistance of the
Polish people by brute force, sent
word to his despotic master at St. Peters-
burg that “Order reigns in Warsaw.”
—The spiritual work of the mission-
aries in the Congo region is greatly inter-
fered with by the spirituous influence of
the rum sent from the same countries
that send the missionaries. Nothing
could bea greater puzzle to the heathens
of the dark continent than that chris
tian civilization should operate upon
them by such opposite agencies.
—Speaking of the conclusion of the
first year of the present administration,
the leading Philadelphia organ claims
that ‘President HARRISON'S administra-
tion has had no scanduls.” If giving a
cabinet office to the man who furnished
the campaign boodle wasn’t a scandal,
what was it? If billeting upon the
government as office holders all his own
and his wife's relations is not scandalous,
what is it? ?
— With the coming of spring some
patriotic florist will be reviving the na-—
tional flower question, and perhaps will
suggest the dandelion as the floral enmr-
blem of our country. It would be
partly suitable, a3 Uncle Sam 13 a
“dandy ;”’ ‘but the last two syllables
are too suggestive of the animal
whose tail more Americans than Jim
BLAINE would take delight in twisting
The dandelion wouldn’t do.
--There might be something else
than downright impudence in the com-
plaint of a Republican paper that the
Southern Democrats are not sending
any negroes to Congress, if Northern
Republicans were filling their congress-
ional delegations with Members of that
not willing to give colored men the most
menial offices at their disposal, it
shouldn’t be expected that Southern
Democrats will make congressmen of
_ VOL. 35. :
NO. 10.
Ironical, but Logical.
Senator VANCE can’t be considered
as having anything more than an
ironical purpose in introducing a bill
into the Senate directing the govern-
ment to exercise a fostering and pater-
nal care over the farmers by assisting
them in disposing of their productions.
Why shouldn’t the producers of grain
and other agricultural products be en-
titled to as much governmental cod-
dling as the producers of silver ? Laws
have been passed to compel the gov-
ernment to furnish the silver kings
with a market for $54,000,000 worth of
the products of their mines annually, it
to be the purchaser. If this policy
embraces a correct principle, is there
anything improper or illogical in Mr.
Vance's bill which requires thauv the
government shall establish a depository
in every county whose a:ricultural
productions amount to $500,000, at
which all farm products shall be re-
ceived and the depositors allowed 80
per cent. of the market value of such
produce in Treasury notes? Would
this bs doing anything more for the
farmers than is being done for the sil-
ver men? What right have the latter
to be more favored by the government
than the former ?
In introducing his bill it was the
evident intention of Mr. Vance to
bring out in bold relief the monstrosity
of the government taking a paternal
care of the businessinterests of any class.
Bat ironical as the proposition evidently
is, it is entirely logical that the govern.
ment should furnish the producers of
farm stuff with a market if it is the
correct thing for it to assist the produ-
cers of silver in a similar way.
Lionizing Criminals.
We give in another column a timely
and well worded article taken from the
Wage Earners’ Journal, condemning
the kind of treatment accorded to the
murderers Hopkins and ANDREWS by
their custodians, by which they were
made objects of public interest and at-
tention instead of being regarded with
the detestation which their offenses de-
served. When murderers are paraded
as heroes there is necessarily produced
a noxious effect upon a certain class of
characters, numerous in every commu-
nity, who are apt to lose sight of the
offense and its punishment in the glori-
fication which the offender has been al-
lowed to enjoy.
To weak and depraved minds there
is an attraction in the notoriety which a
criminal acquires when he is permitted
to hold levees in his cell and ventilate
his bravado to sympathetic visitors
by boasting of his “sand,” and exciting
their admiration by declaring that he
intends “to die like a man.” Itis easy
to imagine the influence exerted by this
sort of parade upon characters
whose perverted ambition sees in the
commission of criminal offences their
only chance of distinction.
In the treatment of the two Centre
county murderers there has been an un-
usual amount of laxness in preventing
this influence from having its baleful
effect. Through the remissness of the
sheriff, Hopxine and Anprews have
both been made the objects of attentions
which were entirely unsuitable to men
of their atrocious criminality. The
consequences of such a style of treat-
ment are sure to be demoralizing, as it
was practically -a publhe lionizing of
criminals. Such a violation of ' the
moral sense of the community can bear
no other fruit than an increase of
Working His
General Rosser A. ALGrr, who to
assist his candidacy for the Presidency
had himself elected Commander-in-
Chief of the Grand Army of the Re
public, is also a candidate for the
Presidency of the National Republican
Leagne which holds its annual con-
vention in Nashville this month. He
is certainly well supplied with the stuff
that is best calculated to exert an in-
fluence upon any Republican frater-
nity, and with the backing of these
two organizations, and the support of
Mrs. Logan who is booming him, he
stands a good chance of being the next
Republican Presidential candidate. It
: es * will require ev larger amount of
When their professed friends are | SigRYenty arsersamounk io
money to run the next Republican
campaign for President than was need-
ed in 1888, and a candidate with
miilions at his ‘disposal, like ALGER.
will meet the necessities ot the emer:
A Poor Justification.
Epwarp Bernamy having declared
that at the present time the property of
100 men in the United States aggre-
gates more than the total possessions
of the rest of the people, and deploring
such a concentration of the nation’s
wealth in the hands of the few, a Re-
publican paper, which is compelled by
the necessities of its political position
to approve of such a state of aflairs,
sneeringly remarks that this man
BeLLamY entirely ignores “the expan-
sion in properties, the growth of estates,
the series upon series of discoveries the
wonderful progress made in the arts
and sciences, the opening up of new
fields for industries and labor,” ete.,
Bat what has all this, so min-
utely particularized, got to do with, or
how ean it justify, the absorption of
wealth by a limited class of pluto-
crats? Has all this progress got noth-
ing better to show as a result than the
discouraging fact that a few rich men
are getting richer and’ the many poor
are becoming poorer ? Are the achieve-
ments of our civilization to be limited
to such a fraitage ? So base a limitati8n
as this seems to be the purpose of Re-
publican policy.
i. ———
There is a report that Quay is
going to drop the various candidates
who are looking to him for the Repub-
lican nomination for Governor,and will
select an entirely new man for that
honor in the person of Chief Justice
Paxson of the Supreme Court of the
State. The improbability of this story
appears in the supposition that Judge
Paxson would allow himself to be used
in aiding the designs of the Boss.
A Dream of Impractical Statesmanship.
Kossurn, the retired Hungarian
revolutionists, is represented as saying
that Ireland will become a State in the
American Union some day. Nothing
could be more unlikely than this, or
could show in a stronger light the
visionary character of mind for which
the celebrated Magyar patriot is noted. |
The geographical situation of Ireland
will always render a political connec-
tion with the United States an undesira-
ble object, and,in fact,a physical impos-
sibility, while it will ever make her |
association with the other British
islands a necessary condition of her
national existence.
It isn’t a separation from Great
Britain that is required for Ireland's
prosperity and happiness, but an
equality with her geographical and
political associates in all the attributes
of government. Give her the right to
manage her home affairs, the power to
determine her own commercial and in-
dustrial policy, and make her the equal
of England and Scotland in imperial
affairs—the objects for which Mr. Pag-
NEeLL and the Irish patriots, with Mr.
GLADSTONE'S assistance, are striving
—and you will confer a greater benefit
upon her than could be derived from an
autonomous government,or from politi-
cal connection with the United States.
The latter is too visionary to receive so
much as a thought from practical
- ;
A Case of False Pretense.
It having been determined, so far as
congressional action could do it, that
the location of the World's Fair shall
be at Chicago, the Western push that
has so far succeeded in this enterprise
should be expected to furnish the mon-
ey needed for its completion, beyond
the amount already appropriated by
Congress. Chicago claimed to have
raised $5,000,000 by the subseription
of her citizens, and to this Congress
added $1,500,000 by appropriation, to
coverithe cost of a government exhibit,
and the farther sum of $100,000 to be
expended for all purposes connected
with the admission of foreign goods for
the exposition. The prize having been
secured, the Chicago papers are begin-
ning to feel safe in clamoring “for more
money from the government, represent-
ing that the problem of the Fair's suc-
cess would be greatly simplified if Con-
gress should make an appropriation of
$10,000,000 more. There is not the
least doubt that it would, be, but as Chi-
cago based its claim to the Fair on its
superior liberality and enterprise, it
would be guilty of false pretense if it
should now endeavor to shave the bulk
of the expense on the government.
Earope Learning American Methods.
Europe has been treated to a new
sensation, which is no less than the
robbing of a maib coach in North
Germany in regular-cow boy style. The
ing high-way robbery are associated
with a method of free-booting quite dif-
ferent from that which prevails on our
western plains, and it is therefore not
surprising that the recent “holding up”
of the mail coach in Schleswig in a
style that would have been creditable
artistically to the James and Younger
boys, has supplied the German papers
with the most exciting bit of news they
have had in many a day.
1t is the opinion of European journals
that if this bold and novel robbery was
not committed by Americans, it was
done by Europeans who got their cue
from seeing the cow-boys in Buffalo
Bill's Wild West Show “hold up” and
go through the passengersin the mimic
Deadwood stage
Not Needed.
General MERRITT does not represent
the public disposition whea in an ar.
ticle in Harper's Magazine he advocates
an increase of the American army to
not less than 100,000 men. The people
are opposed to so large a body of pro-
fessional soldiers, as it is difficult to see
what use there would be for it. The
cessation of trouble with the Indians
has greatly diminished the necessity
for even so small an army as our gov-
ernment has been accustomed to main-
tain. There is no enemy near at hand
whose menace would make it prudent
to increase our regular military force.
For civil disturbances the National
Guard, composed of citizens, is amply
sufficient, and no foreign enemy is
capable of landing a force on our shores
that could not be suceessfully met by
our volenteers who every year are in-
creasing in numbers and military effi-
ciency. But the greatest objection to
1 a large standing army is that it isn't a
wholesome thing tohave in a Republic.
The navy can be enlarged indefinitely
* without becoming a public danger, but
a large army is something entirely
SE —
Why It Opposes Cleveland.
A Kansas paper some weeks ago
thought it worth while to ask the New
York Sun why it displayed such bitter
hostility to GROVER CLEVELAND ?
In answer to this pointed question
the editor of the Sun gives a number of
reasons which can apply ‘to Mr.
CLEVELAND only in the position and
capacity of President. They are of no
use as explanatory of Dana's opposi-
tion to CLEVELAND at the time of his
first election. When he cut the Demo-
cratic ticket in 1884 and supported
Ben Burner with the object of defeat:
ing the Democratic candidate, it cer-
tainly wasn’t on account of the latter's
“free trade” and civil service policy,or
for any of the other reasons assigned,
which could be developed only after he
had become President.
Daxa had better be frank and admit
what everybody knows, that the Sun's
opposition to CLEVELAND ison account
of bitter personal hatred growing out of
an offense to the inordinate self-conceit
of its editor. This is a sufficient mo-
tive for the conduct of a journalist
whose politics is influenced entirely by
his animosities.
He Wants Another Chance.
It is refreshing to the voters of Penn-
sylvania to have again presented to
them the alphabetical name of J. A.
M. Passmore as a candidate for a
State office, it being announced that he
is about putting himself on the track
as a Republican candidate for Lieuten-
ant Governor. Some years ago the list
of Republican candidates tor State of-
fices was not complete without J. A,
M. P.’s many lettered name. In 1877
he was defeated for Auditor General at
the same time that Harr was defeated
for State Treasurer and Srerrerr for
Supreme Judge. As the other two
were afterwards ‘elected to the offices
they misse! in 1877, Passmore claims
the right to another chance for some-
thing in the official line, and thinks
thata nomination for Lieutenant Gover-
nor would answer the purpose. It
is not stated how he stands with the
Boss, = Everything depends upon that.
traditions of the old country concern-
| It is but a little more than two years
since Grover CLEVELAND in his
| great tariff reform message called the
attention of the people for the first time
in the economic history of the country
to the impolicy of taxing raw materials
and the injury tq our industries that
resulted from increasing the cost of the
things which our manufacturers needed
in their business. The people, who
were generally suffering from the sys-
tem he condemned, had but little idea
of the injury they were sustaining
from this cause, they having been
taught to regard everything in the
shape of a tariff’ as a public blessing;
but the light he threw upon the subject
has occasioned a great deal of thinking,
and the number of those who have
been taking instruction in the tariff
reform school which CLEVELAND opened
may be numbered by the thousands.
To them it has been made clear that
the taxing of the raw materials needed
by our industries is the most stupid of
industrial blunders.
There is scarcely a woolen manufac-
turer io the country that hasn't caught
on to the right idea on this subject.
The revelation has been particularly
strong in New England where it mani-
festly appears to both operators and
‘operatives that if they are much longer
deprived of free wool,coal, and iron ore,
some of their most important indus-
tries will be forced to the wall, and pe-
titions for free raw materials are pour-
ing in upon Congress from that section.
What an advance in tariff edvcation
has been made since Grover's first
lesson on the absurdity, injury and in-
iquity of taxing the materials which la-
bor must work with.
. How They, Have Caught On.
——The papers of his neighborhood
are according much praise to young
millionaire Joun E. DuBois on ac-
count of his modest disposition and un-
assuming deportment. They say he is
worth ten millions, and yet he doesn’t
wealth, when immense fortunes are
of sudden growth, modesty and unpre-
teatious manners are certainly unusual
characteristics of those who have come
into the possession of great riches.
The average millionaire, who owes his
fortune to the methods of accumulation
now prevalant, is usually a purse-proud
creature with more money than man-
It Should Have Been Left Out.
In the main the planks in the plat-
form of the Knights of Labor, which
we published last week, are made of
good and serviceable timber, but sever-
al of them add nothing to the strength
of the structure and had;;better been
left out. What good purpose can be
served by the plank which denounces
Senator BurLER’s bill that is intended
to provide for the deportation of
such of our colored people as may wish
to emigrate to Africa? It is a mis-
conception of its object to say that it is
in the interest of monopoly.
The provisions of the bill are not
compulsory. Its design is to provide
for deporting to their original country
such of our colored. people as desire to
become identified with the new negro
nationality that is springing up on the
Congo river. This is intended more
particularly to affect the colored popu-
lation of the South, and in view of the
exodus of Southern negroes which is
now going on in the direction of north-
ern and western industrial centers,
wouldn't it be of greater benefit to the
white labor interest to turn this efflux
towards Africa than towards the fields,
mines and factories of the North and
West? In what way is the welfare of
the laboring people promoted by such
occurrences as the, one that recently
transpired in the coal regions of Jeffer-
son county in which the places of
miners rightfully demanding better
wages were supplied by cheaper colored
laborers brought from the South under
circumstances as objectionable as those
connected with the importation of con-
tract laborers from Europe ?
We do not say that the object of
Senator Burrer's bill is practicable;
but as its intention 18 not oppressive,
depending for its execution upon the
consent of those whom it would affect,
and as its purpose is well intended both
politically and industrially, and besides
would assist in solving a dangerous race
problem, we cannot see why it should
be subjected to the adverse criticism
of the Knights of Labor.
put on any airs. In this era of shoddy |
‘there on Sunday last.
i ————m aE
Spawls from the Keystone.
—The State Veterinary Assocation will prosi-
ecute all quacks.
—The Williamsport Flood Commission is
still giving reiief.
—MeKeesport people will erect a $5000 sol-
dier’s monument.
—The bad roads interfere with the attend-
ance at country sales.
—Luzerne Democrats are talking of Eckley
B. Coxe for Congress.
—A 500-barrel oil well is gushing within four
miles of the Pittsburg City Hall.
—Williamsport’s Flood Committee has paid
2400 claims, amounting to $115,000.
: —A Hungarian at Wilkesbarre never looked
into a looking glass untilafter his arrival in
that city.
—Chester county is threatened with the
publication of a Hungarian paper at Pheonix-
—The Pennsylvania Railroad ice-house at
Williamsport is being filled with the Sodus
Bay product.
—Superintendent Decker, of Pottstcwn,
was stoned into insensibility by a lad formerly
in his employ.
—The Poor Directors of Lehigh county last
year spent $319.75 for tobacco for the inmates
of the poorhouse.
—The jurymen hearing a murder case at
Wilkesbarre take a walk each day under the:
watchful eye of an officer.
A man who had eloped from Easton sent
his wife a note from Jersey City telling her to
take good care of the baby.
—E. 0. Grurer, of South Whitehall, Lehigh
county, is the youngest squire in the State.
He is just passed 21 years.
—Thrown from his saddle, Edward Blocke,
of Greensburg, was dragged on the ground fora
mil e,his foot catching in the stirrup.
—Charles F. Rockwell, of Honesdale, prizes
a powder horn which was carried through the
Revolutionary war by his grandfather.
—As a curio it is proposed to take the pics
tures of the Scranton jurymen who acquitted a
liquor dealer after he had confessed his
— Eighty thousand dollars have been offer-
ed by the Holy Trinity Church of Philadelphia
for the Western M. E. Church property at
—La grippe has carried off three children of
William Johnson, of Pottstown, since January
9, and the father is now insane from the same
—There are enough applicants for positions
as policemen under the newly elected Mayor
of Allentown to supply police for a city ten
times as large.
—The saddle-horse of Rev. Mr. Allen, of
Glenloch, was stolen from the stable, and. after
four days it was returned as mysteriously as
he had been taken.
—At Johnstown a Hungarian was thrown
headlong from a fast freight train, and gather.
ing himself up hestarted after the train to se-
cure his dinner-pail.
—The girls employed in the underwear fac-
tory operated by Charles Shupp, at Plymouth,
struck on Saturdas because of a reduction of 12
per cent in their wages.
‘—A wolf was hunted at Lititz recently, and
although he was a fierce animal the affair was
devoid of excitement. The dogs were afraid
of the strange animal.
Since an attempt was made to blow up his
house with dynamite, Rev. Father Glickenger
of Pittsburg, has his dwelling watched by de-
tectives and bull dogs.
—During a prize fight at Wilkesbarre last
Sunday one of the combatants knocked the
other into a bonfire which had been made to
keep the spectators warm.
—Harry Hale, a young man of West Chester
on Saturday chased a mad dog for three miles,
and finally killed it. It had bitten ten dogs
before he was killed, four of which. have been
—Tallie Morgan, editor of the People, the
State Prohibition organ, is holding conferences
throughout tbe State with the leading Prohi-
bitionists. He says the State will ve thoroughly
—A young girl of Muncy made up her mind
to elope and, in andeavoring to elude her rela-
tives, was raced all over town and had her
clothing torn in several encounters with her
—Henry Wenkins, of Chester Valley, put
his team up at Valley Forge a. few days ago,
and forgetting what he had done with it, he
concluded it had been stolen and went home
on the train.
—A lump of dynamite found iis way into
the kitchen stove in the residence of William
Taylor at Easton, and the explosion, which
took place while the family were at brealkfast,
wrecked the back part of the house.
—A Burlington, (New Jersey) couple started
a few nights ago to row across the river
to call on some Bristol friends, when the fog
descended around them and they were lost.
They drifted on the river all night.
—~Seventeen dogs have been killed at Kennet
Square since the mad dog passed through
There are but few dogs
left in that vicinity. Frank Miiler, the man
who was bitten, has fully recovered.
—Sinking into a hole in the roadway, a mule
at Wilkesbarre was unable to extricate itself
and had to be killed. The owner chopped the
animal in nalves and removed the fore-part,
leaving the hind-quarters buried in the mud,
—The four gentlemen who are candidates
for the Republican nomiuation for Governor
as opposed to Senator Delamater, are General
Hastings, Secretary Stone, Major Montooth
and General Osborne, and they have been ecall-
ed “The Blg Four.”
—An aged man living between Hellertown and
Seidersville, who foolishly gave up his proper-
ty to his son, now reports himself to be in
want of the necessaries of life and inhumanly
treated. The ‘old man has sought and secured
refuge ata neighbor’s house.
—Two tramps went to Jacob Gabel’s resi-
dence, near Boyertown, Saturday, and asked
for something to eat. Mr. Gabel directed
them to chop some wood first, which they re-
refused to do, and a fight ensued. One of
the tramps drew a ravolver, but Gabel secured
their arrest, and they were sent to jail at
—Rev. Andauchowiez, pastor of the Greek
Catholie Church at Shenandoah,and six others,
were arrested Monday and held in $1000 bail
each to answer the charge of conspiracy to
murder a friend of Rev. Wolanski. It seems
that Woianski left Andruchowiez in charge of
the church while away on a visit, and when
the former returned the latter refused to give
it up.