Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, August 01, 1890, Image 1

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Ink Slings.
—Reciprocity is a enphemistic term
employed by James G. BLAINE to ex-
press a free trade idea.
—Maybe the Press was only in fun
when it told DELAMATER that he had
better refute EMER Y’S charges.
—What has Jim BLAINE to be
jealous of in such a pack as BEN HARRI-
soN, Tom REED and BiLL McKINLEY ?
—Between the. bunco sharpers and
the tariff-fattened monopolies much of
his hard earnings is slip sing away from
the rural citizen.
—The “dignified silence’ that prevails
among the g. 0. p. leaders in Pennsyl-
vania will be broken after the election
by some vigorous swearing.
—Silence in QuAY’s case hasn’t help-
ed him any, but it would have been of
great service to Mrs. HARRISON in the
matter of the Cape May cottage.
—BLAINE’S undutiful behavior about
reciprocity is imbittering the declining
years of the G. O. P. and may bring its
gray hairs in sorrow to the grave.
—The English free traders have
grown so rich that they want to buy up
the business of other nations, and they
have the spot cash with which to do
it, too. ;
~—1In being reviewed by the President
the soldiers at Mt. Gretna marched by
in company front. They passed in
blocks-of-fifty, as it were. What a
sight it would have been for DUDLEY.
—The Ohio Republicans did all
they could in endorsing ForRAKER’S for-
gery, but they fell far behind the Penn-
sylvania Republicans’ certified approval
of the way their Boss looted the State
—Tke certificate of character given
would have more .of an effect upon
the public mind if the Republican can-
didate didn’t also have a certificate from
bad Boss QUAY.
—The perspiration will run in big
drops from the manly brows of the hon-
est editors who are going to toil for the
benefit of the workingmen in publish-
ing MAT QUAY’s labor journals during
the campaign,
—The Argentine politicians introduced
the bayonet into their polities with too
could have taught them how to do it
with less fuss but with equal effect by
means of a Force Bill.
—Uncle Sam has an undisputed
claim to the American eagle, but when
he assumes to be’the owner of all the
seals in Behring sea he extends his
claim possibly over too large a portion
of the animal kingdom.
— With the strain of official duty at
Saratoga, followed by the wear and
tear of public service at Bar Harbor,
Vice President MorToN is positively
sacrificing himself to the exacting 're-
quirements of his official station.
—There would be a louder and more
general demand for the punishment ot
Turkish brutality in Armenia if it
wasn’t so well understood that it would
be chiefly to the advantage of a nation
that is equally brutal in Siberia,
—If the Senate should extract the
bayonet from the Federal Election bili
the measure would be less obnoxious
merely to the extent of its being shorn
of the brute force necessary to zarry out
its oppressive and revolutionary purpose.
—The way Dick QuAy orders peo-
ple out of the capitol at Washington
does not admit of a doubt that the Quay
family owns that large piece of property
on which the people of the United
States have expended a good many
millions of dollars.
—The Prohibitionists of Pennsylva-
nia will take two days for the holding
of their State convention, as most of the
first day will be spent in praying.
Something resembling this in name is
done at QUAY’s conventions, but it is
spelt with an e, and the people are the
—CARNEGIE surpassed all the crown-
ed-heads in the value of the jewels he
presented to STANLEY'S bride, The
half paid labor of horny-hands in the
Braddock steel-mills should have the
- credit of having furnished the costliest
gems that glitter on Mrs. STANLEY’S
dainty fingers.
—Republican Senator PLums aptly
calls the proposed increase of duties on
imported agricultural products, “a pyr-
amid of fraud and humbug.” He might
have added that it is a pyramid stand-
ing on its peaked end which the com-
mon sense of the farmers will topple
over at the next election.
—Daxa’s implacable enmity will not
admit of his giving CLEVELAND the
credit of having opened the tariff re-
form school, which he says belongs to
Braine whose reciprocity doctrine has |
started "an educational campaign
that puts CLEVELAND'S in the shade.
It must be confessed that on the line of
free trade Jim goes much beyond any-
thing that has been taught by Grover.
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VOL. 35.
INO. 30.
Delamater and the ‘ Press.”
Some time last April, when appear-
ances began to point strongly to Quay’s
intention of forcing the nomination of
Groree W. DELAMATER, a vigorous pro
test against such a consummation was
made by ex-Senator LEwis EMERY, jr.,
of McKean county, who considered it
his duty to warn his party against al-
lowing such a nomination to be made,
telling them in plain terms what he
knew about Mr. DeLaMaTER as a pub-
lic man, which consisted of charges of
a very grave character. Upon the ap-
pearance of ex-Senator EMERY’s ar-
raignment of the gentleman who is
now the Repablican nominee for Gov-
ernor, the Philadelpeia Press express-
ed itself as follows :
On Friday evening, April 14, at a public
meeting in Bradford, ex-Senator Lewis Emery,
Jr., made the following charges against Sena-
tor George W. Delamater:
I charge that he purchased his election to
the Senate of this State in 1886, that he direct-
ly bribed citizens of Crawford county to vote
for him at the general election, and that when
a memorial had been contemplated to prevent
him from taking the oath of office he paid
large sums of money for the suppression of the
said memorial. :
1 charge that he did take the oath of office,
thereby committing the crime against the
good name and statutes of the Commonwealth.
I charge also, that during his service in the
Senate he attempted to alter a public record by
framing a conference reporton a bill before it
had been Jropeny considered, contrary to
all rules and practice, and signing or having
had signed the names of the committee, and in
so doing offended the dignity of the Legisla-
ture and the law of the Commonwealth.
I make these charges without fear of contra-
diction, and court an action at law whereby I-
may set my proof before the people oath-botuind
Coming from a Republican and a responsible
citizen, these charges have been printed in the
newspapers of the State and have naturally at-
tracted a good deal of attention and wide dis-
cussion. They ure very serious allegations to
bring against any man, and so far no answer
has been made.
We are not prepared to believe that such
charges can successfully stand against Senator
Delamater. He is a young man of concededly
high ability and honorable ambition,and at this
time a leading candidate for the Republican
nomination for Governor of the State. He can-
not afford to remain silent under accusations
such as these,and coming with the emphasis
and frem tbe source that these do.
Senator Delamater owes it not merely to
himself, but to the Rep ublican party, whose
candidate for the great office of Governor he
expects to be, to meet these charges fully and
completely and sh strangle them that there
shall never again be a chance for anybody
either inside or autside the party to use them.
This is due the Republican people, who are
now in possession of but one side of the story,
and who may wrongly construe absolute si,
lence. Delay or failure to make convincing
answer cannot but prove unfortunate.
The Press makes this request of Senator
Delamater in bekalf of the Republicans of the
State. It has taken no sides in the canvass for
the Gubernatorial nomination ; its candidate
for Governor will be the nominee of the con-
vention. The party requires, however, that
the nominee, whoever he may be, shall be one
against whose character no charges can be
successfully made. Senator Delamater can
doubtless refute ex-Senator Emery’s allega-
tions and he ought to satisfy the whole Repub-
lican party of that fact. They are of too seri-
ous a nature ro go unanswered.
The Press's advice to Mr, Derama-
TER that he should meet these charges
fully and squarely, is good advice, for
they are of a character that impugns
his official reputation, and of so se
rious a nature that they will not ad-
mit of being passed over in silence.
But Mr. DiLaMATER has so far tailed
lo take the advice ot the Press. He
makes no answer to ex-Senator Ew-
REY'S indicment, and what is most
remarkable, the Press supports him as
if he had vindicated himself against
imputations that present him to the
public as being guilty of bribery, perju-
ry and forgery.
Queitionable Character.
Great str¢ss is being laid upon the
excellence of DELAMATER'S private
character. Granting it to be of num-
ber one qudity, it didn’t prevent him
from beingthe tool of the Standard Oil
Company vhile he was in the State
Senate. OF what practical good to the
public is a1 excellent private character
if it doesn’tprevent a public officer from
sacrificing the people's interests for the
benefit of nonopolies and playing into
the hands ¢f the corporations and the
money pover ?
The present State administration
isn’t any sbuch in the way of private
character—in fact it is ornamented, in
its chief, vith most of the Christian
virtues—add yet on questions in which
the interest of ordinary people,such as
farmers an( other workingmen, were at
variance wih the interests of the fellows
who manag the big corporations and
the rich #ndicates, its service has
been at the command of the latter.
DrLamaTers excellent private charac-
ter in a gibernatorial field of action
would panput about the same way.
He Should Have Stayed Away.
Mr. DErpamater’s visit to Camp
Hartranft, at Mt. Gretna, last week,
with the object of making votes, was
not fav orably regarded either by the
soldiers or by his political confreres
who thought that he was poaching
belong to him. DEerayMaTeEr among the
soldiers certainly presented an objection-
able figure. His presence had the ap-
pearance of currying favor under the
wing of General Hastings whom he
had euchred out of the nomination by
Boss Quay’s stocking the cards.
His visit to the camp was a flat fail-
ure so far as political effect was con-
cerned. The object was apparent, and
it defeated itself. He made the round
shake hands with the soldiers, but the
only effect it had was to excite unfav-
orable remarks about it as a breach of
propriety. The coolness of his recep-
tion was in strong contrast to the
warm feeling that was shown by the
members of the Guard for his rival
whose place on the ticket he had been
enabled to usurp by Quay’s assistance.
The Mt. Gretna incident shows that
DeLaMaTer has mapped out a cam-
paign of personal solicitation. He is
going to coax the dissatisfied Republi-
cans to stick to the ticket. This will
be found to be uphill work. More
would be gained in the way of recon-
ciling them to the Boss's nominee if he
should terminate the silence he main-
tains under the charges made by
Ex-Senator ExEery, and prove that his
record is not as rotten as the Ex-Sena-
tor, a member of his own party, repre-
sents it to be. Emery challenges him
to bring an action for libel in defense
of his reputation ag a public man, and
the Press says that if he does not vin-
dicate himself against those charges
he must stand condemned.
They Don’t Want It.
The best Republican opinion of the
South is against the Bayonet Force
Bill. White citizens of intelligence
and respectability belonging to that
party look upon the measure with a
fear of its consequences, while reputa-
ble blacks regard it as a factor of dis-
turbance that will do them more in-
jury than good. Dr. ALBerT, a lead-
ing colored clergyman, and editor of the
New Orleans Christian Advocate, one
of the organs of Southern Methodism,
“ sees nothing in the bill but more trou-
“ble to colored people, and wishes to
“know where 100 signatures could be
“secured to comply with the letter of
“ the proposed law.” Every appear-
ance indicates that in the section
where the bayonet is chiefly intended
to operate at the elections, this revo-
lutionary expedient is not wanted by
the people for whose protection it is
represented to be necessary.
A False Issue .
The Quay campaigners will en-
deavor to make the tariff the prominent
issue of the State campaign. It will
exactly suit them to have public atten-
tion directed entirely to the tariff. By
keeping the gaze of the people intently
fixed upon that object they won’t be as
likely to see the abuses in the State
government which need correction.
The money power and the influence
of the corporations have been doing
pretty much as they pleased with the
executive and legislative branches, and
this evil may be corrected by the elec
tion of a governor and legislature that
will not be under the control of such
influences. Nothing could better serve
the purpose of those who want to main-
tain these abuses than the bringing of
the tariff prominently to the front and
making the voters believe that it is the
thing in which they are most interest
ed at this particular time.
The question whether there shall be
high duties or low duties in the
tariff schedule can in no way be affect-
ed by the State contest, which involves
no other issue than that which has
arisen as to whether the State govern
ment shall be honestly administered for
the benefit of the people, or shall con-
tinue to be corruptly managed by a dis-
honest and unscrupulous Boss for the
benefit of his political dependents and
the advantage of the corporations that
contribute to the party funds.
This is the only issue in this contest.
The tariff will be used to draw the at-
tention of the people from the real
point in controversy. It will be in-
troduced with no other than a fraudu-
tlent intent.
upon a domain that didn’t properly |
of the camp, going into the tents to |
| ’ Badly Bungled Work.
An astonishing case of negligence
"in the taking of the census has been
' brought to light in Delaware county,
| this State. It appears that Radnor
township in that county was entirely
| overlooked by the-enumerators,causing
| an omission of 2500 names from the
| number that should represent the pop-
| ulation of the State. This omission
included the flourishing town of
Wayne whose people had been priding
themselves upon the growth of their
place, and that they were not consider-
ed worth counting was an indignity that
has caused them to resort to some
exceedingly strong language.
This careless piece of work was
brought about by a misunderstanding
between two enumerators, one of whom
got hold of Radnor township and
counted part of its inhabitants before
he discovered that he was doing work
outside of his district. The enumera-
tor to whom the township belonged took
offense at this and declined to have
anything to do with the count. As a
consequence of this blunder the larger
part of the inhabitants of Radnor did
net get in the enumeration and have
‘been very emphatic in expressing
themselves about the slight to which
they were subjected. A new enumer-
ator has since been appointed and he
is now completing the work of his
bungling predecessors.
This is but a single instance of the
indifferent and slovenly manner in
which the work of this census has
been conducted. Almost every county
can furnish cases of defective enumer-
ation. In Clinton county there is a
settlement of some twenty-five families
that are reported to have been entirely
overlooked. Some of these defects
wien brought to the attention of the
census officers may have been reme-
died afterwards, but the fact that they
occurred leads the people to regard the
census as imperfect and unreliable,
nme ——
——There is no probability that the
scheme of making a new apportion-
ment of congressmen on the basis of a
doctored census will be carried out at
this session of congress. With every ef-
fort made to put the returns in shape
forsuch a job, there would still not be
time enough at this session to consum-
mate it. With the Tariff Bill, the
Bayonet Bill and the unfinished ap-
propriation bills on their hands, the
congressional managers will find but
little of the session left for fixing up an
advantageous apportionment,
rr —————
Not a Personal Feeling.
A Republican contemporary of some
prominence makes the following
remark :
It is somewhat amusing to notice the
warmth with which the Democratic newspa-
pers are praising some recent utterances of
Mr. Blaine. They don’t love Mr. Blaine any
better now than they did in 1884 , when he was
a candidate for the presidency, but they hate
the McKinley bill and all other proposed tariff
legislation that doesn’t squint at free trade,
The paper that says this mistakes
the feeling that prompts Democratic
newspapers to speak favorably of Mr.
BLAINE'S recent letters in which he
advises commercial reciprocity with
South American states. Their hostil.
ity to Mr, BLAINE never was personal,
but arose from their opposition to the
measures he advocated, which they be-
lieved to be injurious to the interests
of the country. When he begins to
approach the policy which they re-
gard as the best to promote our com-
mercial and industrial prosperity, as a
matter of course they give him credit
for the improvement he is making in
his economic views.
The Democrats do not ask for free
trade as that term is understood in ite
general sense. Representation of that
kind indulged in by Republican news.
papers is misrepresentation, intend-
ed to deceive the thoughtless and
ignorant. But Mr. BrLaiNe goes be-
yond the Democratic demand for free
raw materials, He wants absolute
free trade with South American nations
that will take our productions, and in
assuming this position he comes in di
rect conflict with the restrictive pro-
visions of the McKinley bill. There is
no personal antipathy to Mr. Braine
that prevents Democrats from appland-
ing him when he shows a liberal and
progressive disposition in his tariff
An Imperious Youth.
If M.S. Quay should be removed
from the scene of his earthly and polit-
ical activity the Republican party of
Pennsylvania would not be deprived of
a competent Boss, as his son Dick
would succeed to his rightful inheri-
tance, for the management of which
he is displaying qualifications of the
highest order. That he has the true
boss spirit was evidenced the other
day in a little affair that came off at
Washington between him aad the re-
nowned Say Loscu of Schuylkill
Say hasn't been standing well with
the old Boss for some time past, hav-
ing shown a disposition to rebel against
his imperial sway. But he recently
became inspired with the ambition to
run for Congress in the Schuylkill dis-
trict, and, knowing that he couldn’
do it without Quay’s consent, he pro-
ceeded to Washington to renew his al-
legiance to Pennsylvania’s Republi-
can emperor and secure his favor.
He went to Quay’s committee room in
the capitol where he didn’t find the
old man, but Dick was there, and that
imperious youth, after giving Sam a
vigorous damning, told him that if he
didn’t leave the room instantly he
would be forcibly ejected. This was
pretty big talk for a young man who
didn’t own the capitol, notwithstand-
ing his large share in the fee-simple
ownership of the Republican party of
Pennsylvania by right of inheritance,
Say, however, didn’t waste any time
in questioning Dick’s right to put him
out of an apartment of the capitol that
belongs to the people of the United
States, but left immediately, allowing
the young dictator to reign as supreme
in that part of the big national build-
ing as. he did at the cofvention that
nominated DELAMATER.
Young Quay has the big-head to
an unusual extent, but it is altogether
probable that the next election will
take most of the swelling out of it.
census of 1890 to require ten years for
its completion, on which a large
force of clerks will be employed. Much
of the data collected will be of no use,
and a large part is s0 inaccurate and
unreliable that if used it will be a source
of misinformation. Even the enumera-
tion of the population can not be ac-
cepted with any degree of confidence.
Taking it as a whole,this census will be
a fearful and wonderful misrepresenta-
tion of statistical facts.
Cyclones in’ the Kast.
Destructive cyclones have heretofore
confined their devastations principally
to the Mississippi valley, but they are
beginning to leap over the Alleghanies
and invade the country east of that
barrier. In the earlier part of the
summer western Pennsylvania was
visited by storms which in their fury
and destructiveness bore a family resem.-
blaace to the regular prairie cyclone,
Similar visitations occurred in other
parts of the eastern states, and now we
have to chronicle the invasion of New
England by a storm which had the
characteristics of the Wild West, with
much the appearance of having jump-
ed directly from the Mississippt Valley,
landing with both feet on the his-
toric soil of Massachusetts. It ripped
through South Lawrence and North
Andover as if they were nothing more
than Swedish settlements in Dakota,
and took liberties which no well be-
haved storm would take in a state
which contains Bunker Hill Monu-
ment and Plymouth Rock, to say noth-
ing about the Hub itself. Scores of
homes were blown down and thousands
of trees uprooted in the pathway of the
whirling wind, which was 300 feet in
width and fully a mile long.
Its conduct was exactly like that of a
prairie cyclone in that it made
its appearance in a dark swirl
of copper colored clouds which
played havoc with every thing
it could get hold of, and then, mount-
ing upward, spent its fury in mid-
air. In addition to the destruction
of property, eight people were killed
outright and a much larger number
were injured,
These atmospheric demonstrations
are becoming unpleasantly frequent,
and their coming east is a circum-
stance more alarming than interesting
to eastern people.
Spawls from the Keystone,
~There is a servant girl's home at Alleghany
—Several veins of coal have been found
near York. :
—Since the begining of the year 160 child.
ren have died in Reading.
—An old resident of Upper Ed dys carriesan
umbrella 82 years old.
—A force of men at Johnstown is still engage
ed in searching for the dead.
—Four hundred pounds of butter is the year=
ly yield of a cow at Three Tuns.
—A canal boatman near Easton had his jaw
entirely kicked away by a mule.
—Cumberland county farmers are annoyed
by the great number of rabbits.
—A flying bird has been frozen in the centre
of a cake of artificial ice at Lancaster.
—The soldiers’ orphans of the State will hold
a reunion at Williamsport on August 19.
—Unclaimed valuables recovered at Johns-
town will be sold by auction at Pittsburg.
—A careless McKeesport boy going to bank
allowed $130 in notes to blow away from him.
—Jacob Moyer, of Sellersville, who was kiciz-
ed in the stomach by a colt,;has died from the
—A little settlement near Iogelsville is
named Bull Frog, because of its great frog
—Lock Haven calithumpian serenaders got
at the wrong house and received a hot water
—Daniel Webster was arrested for selling
liguor from a hand-bag at a Pittsburg Sunday-
school pienie.
—Mrs. Adam Wuchter, of Whitehall, near
Allentown, has passed her 119th consecutive
day without tood.
—People at New Holland, Lancaster county,
are hunting a naked man who is roaming in
the woods of their vicinity.
—The great numbers of toads which fel] up=
on Williamsport recently in a storm seem to
be migrating northward.
—A Chester county butcher keeps his ice.
house in operation by the use of great snow=
balls gathered in place of ice.
—Barney McGuire, of Scranton, imagines
that the members of his family are all dead,
and his wailing annoys the neighborhood.
—A 2-year-old child at Blanco, Armstrong
county, playing around a carriage, had its head
caught between the spokes and was strangled,
--Max Berndt, a Norristown tailor, 33 years
old, whose wife left him some weeks ago be-
cause of his dissipation, committed suicide by
—A father, in a gibbering state of intoxica-
tion at his child's faneral, was the sight tha
aroused the ire of some Schwenksville
—A Pittsburg couple went to Youngstown,
Ohio, to get married. In twenty minutes after
their arrival they had joined, and had caught
a return train,
—Otto D. Miller, a Cumberland county
farmer, has twelve acres of wheat which he
has raised from a single grain found in 1883
in a bag of coffee.
—All the conductors of the Reading service
have relinquished their membership in tha
Conductor's Brotherhood except three, wha
have left the company.
—A final dividend of two mills on the dollar
was paid the fifteen creditors of 8. B. W. Gill,
who absconded from Pittsburg in 1874 leaving
a deficit of $400,000,
—A Schuylkill county Magistrate says that
calathumpian parties are nuisances, and he
has directed the constables of his township to
arrest all such offenders.
—Henry Geib, of Lebanon, for thirty-five
years sexton of the First Reformed Church at
that place, died the other day after having
made graves for over 150¢ persons.
—A cow owned by Edward Brown,of West
Chester, died suddenly a few days ago, and a
post-mortem examination showed a nail work-
ing its way through the animal's heart.
—Samuel Leaman, one of the oldest farmers
in Lancaster county, died Satur day, aged 95
years. Grief at the death of a brother in
April, 93 years old, was the cause of death.
—While Jacob Keller, aged 18 years, was
driving across the Reading Railroad near
Mertztown, Berks county, Saturday, he was
struck by a locomotive and instantly killed, ag
were also his two horses.
—Farmer Nelson Decker, of Damascus
Township, Wayne County, was robbed of $3000
by two men who induced him to draw the
money from bank on pretense of making an
engagement to buy his property.
—Bernard Fitzpatrick, a newsboy at Glendon,
while searching for a bird’s nest on a tree near
his home on Wednesday evening, fell head
foremost to the ground, a distance of sevens
teen feet, and fractured his skull.
—John Landis was found dead seated in an
upright position in the Sheridan depot, Le~
banon, on Wednesday night. On the body was
found a ticket for Ephrata, Lancaster county,
Death was due to paralysis of the heart.
—Under the impression that opposition to
their announced marriage would be made at
the church an Easton couple slipped away to
New Jersey and were married while the invite
ed guests sat waiting in the church for their
—The funeral services of Miss Jennie Wel.
den, who committed suicide at Danbore,
Bueks county, on Monday, were held at her
parents’ residence Wednesday. Between 200
and 300 carriages followed the re mains to the
grave in Hope Cemetery, Doylestown.
—Frank Gerade, of Allegheny, who beat
out the brains of his 9-year old daughter in
Allegheny, on March 15 last, was placed on
trial for murder in Pittsburg. His counsel]
pleaded present insanity, but the jury found
Gerade sane. The trlal will now be proceeded
= Two additional deaths from typhoid fever
of employees of an umbrella manufacturing
firm in Lancaster makes a total of five deaths
thus far. The disease originated from a well
the water of which the employees used for
drinking purposes. This water was contamine
ated with poisonous substances.
—Henry Lauer was arrested at Pcttsville on
the charge of being one of the three men
who enticed John “Culberi from a hotel in
Reading, one the 19th inst. robbed him of g
gold watch worth $125, and several hundred
dollars, and then beat him till he was une
—Oswald Uhlhorn, who was committed to
Jail at Pottsville, on charge of beating his wife,
took his quart jar of molasses and poured its
contents overhis head and naked body, and
then tore open the chaff bag of his bed and
rolled in it. He became violent when an ate
tempt was made to wash him, and it was neas
essary to manele him,