Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, August 01, 1890, Image 4

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Terms $2.00 A Year,in Advance.
Bellefonte, Pa., August I, 1890.
P. GRAY MEEK, - Epitor
For Governor,
Of Philadelphia.
For Lieutenant Governor,
Of York County.
For Secretary of Internal Affairs,
Of Pittsburgh.
Ineffectual Goodness.
Postmaster Joun FigLp, of Philadel
phia, is sure that candidate DELAMATER
is a good man. He has a voucher
from Dr. D. H. WHEELER, President of
the college at Meadville, to the effect
that the person whom Quay has select-
ed for Governor “is a clean,straight, de-
cent gentleman, not a trickster, or
crooked in any way,” and that he “is
a regular attendant upon church and is
identified with the good causes of the
With such a recommendation, com-
ing from such a source, we have no
doubt that good Mr. FisLp can’t see
why anybody should object to voting
for the Republican candidate for
But unfortunately the excellent per-
sonal qualities which Dr. WHuEELER
vouches for in Mr, DeLamater do not
appear to be accompanied by equally
commendable public and official quali-
ties. EMERY says that he got into the
Senate by bribery,and that while there
he committed forgery and perjury.
This, if true,was rather bad conduct for
so good a man, and if it isn’t true Ex-
ERY wants him to bring a suit for libel.
So good a man as he is said to be
shouldn't hesitate in bringing such a
suit. If he should prove his innocence
it would greatly fortify the certifi-
ate of character which Dr. Wa EBLER
gives him.
~——M-r. PowperLy's Fourth of July
address, extracts from which we pub-
lish in the inside columns of this
week's issue of the Warcumax, far
nishes good reading not only for work-
ingmen but for all who are opposed to
boss rule and corrupt government.
Pushing the Investigation.
Congressman Cooper, of Indiana,
although a Republican, is doing his
duty like an honest man in pushing an
investigation of the crookedness
in the management of the Pension Bu-
reau with which Commissioner Ri vx
is charged. Reep and his immediate
associates would rather not have any-
thing done in the matter, as investiga
tion would not benefit thereputation of
the party; but Representative Cooper
would brush aside such considerations
in the interest of an honest administra-
tion of the pension business. He wants
to find out whether the close-mouthed
Rav in his methods isn’t out-Tanner-
ing his blatant and resounding prede-
Mr. CoorEr, speaking of the inves-
tigation which he is pushing, said :
The office of commissioner of pensions is a
most important one, and no incumbent of it
should be permitted to use it in any way to
further his own or anybody else’s personal
ends. The information upon which the inves-
tigation has been ordered came to me from a
Source which I could not question. I firmly
believe in the truth of the charges I have made
Against General Raum, and I am confident of
my ability to prove them.
The people are interested in these
proceedings. They are furnishing
with unprecedented liberality the mon-
ey required to pay the pensions, and
they are not in the mood to see it di-
verted into improper and dishonest
Hedging on the Cottage.
A better comprehension of the pub-
lic sense of propriety having come to the
Harrisons since they first engaged in
real estate deals, they are now inclined
by the condemnation heard on every
hand to hedge on the Cape May Point
cottage benefaction. Mr, Harrison
now gives it out that it was never. in-
tended to be a gift ; that the tamily
moved into the snug sea-side domicile
experimentally, as it were, it having
been his intention, if it suited their idea
of comfort and desirability, to plank
down a check for $10,000 in payment
for the property, which he claims to
have done and thus has become the
owner by regular and bona fide pur-
This explanation is ingenious but
tardy. It doesn’t fit in with the his-
tory of the “blind pool” gotten up by
Mr. McKEaN, of the Philadelphia
Ledger, with the object of giving the
Presidential family a pleasant surprise
by the gift of sea-side’retreat, to which
Mr. CriLps and Mr. WANAMAKER gen-
erously contributed and real estate
speculators at Cape May Point chipped
in with enterprising liberality. The
“blind pool” was a matter of notoriety,
and was freely spoken off in the papers
at the time as the means by which
the cottage was bought.
The explanation also doesn’t agree
with the words of Mrs, Harrisox who
at that time was doing a greal deal of
imprudent talking. Speaking to Report-
er Kum of her delight with the gener-
osity of the friends who had furnished
the President's family with such pleas-
ant sea-side accommodations, she said :
The children could not possibly remain in
the Executive Mansion through the warm
weather. There were several very kind invi-
tations from friends who had homes in health-
ful localities within a few hours of the capital,
but it seemed best for the children to locate
for the summer months at one place. It hap-
pened that while we were considering what
plans it was best to make I was surprised
with the gift of this beautiful cottage, fully
equipped and ready for our occupation. Its
acceptance seemed to me the best that could
be done. None of the gentlemen concerned
could have an; object other than the courtesy
of making us comfortable. As far as their
names s*= known, none of them seek office.
It does not involve the President in any money
making for his personal benefit. How others
may be benefited does not concern us. If our
presence at Cape May Point will be a benefit
to any person they are welcome to it.
This was the language of a lady who
was greatly tickled with the gift but
had svi yet been brought to a re-
alizing sense of its impropriety. Mr.
Harrison's claim that he bought the
cottage is an after-thought whose dis-
ingenuousness 1s no more creditable
than was the part he originally took in
the transaction.
arm ——TT————
—It is difficult to tell which par-
ty is on top in the Central American
fight. If the claims of Salvador’s heroes
areto be believed they have whipped the
Gautemalians, while the latter boast
that they have done up the Salvadori-
ans in great shape. [If these tropical
swashbucklers could fight as heroically
as they can brag, what unconquerable
warriors they would be.
eee rar
Clerical Politicians,
Associate Judge MoCarray, of
Huntingdon county, who has won
celebrity by taking a stand against the
granting of liquor licenses, and who by
co-operating with the other Associate
Judge has assisted in making Hunt
ingdon theoretically, but not actually,
one of the driest counties in the State,
is a candidate for re-election and has a
right to expect the support of the tem-
perance people of his bailiwick. That
he is going to have it to some
extent is indicated by the action
of the Methodist clergymen of Hun-
tingdon who held a convocation
in the First Methodist church of that
place the other day and passed a reso-
lution endorsing Associate Judge Mo-
Carray’s candidacy for renomination
and requesting all other candidates to
withdraw in order to make his election
The adoption of such a novel meth-
od of securing the success of a favor
ite hasn't been attended with the re-
sults which the well-meaning clergymen
looked for. Growls about clerical dic-
tation are heard in various quar-
the unregenerate politicians. Besides,
several candidates for Judge McCar-
THY'S place are members ofthe church-
es over which these ministers officiate,
and they are making trouble.
It is the easiest thing in the world for
a set of preachers to get together and
map out a campaign, but there are so
many shoals, and sand-bars, and hid-
den rocks in the stream of practical
politics that their boat is pretty sure
to have its bottom knocked out long
before it gets within sight of port.
As Revolutionary as Ever.
The Argentine Republic is again
adding to the numerous examples of
the instability of Spanish American
governments. Although it had credit
for being one of the best regulated and
most prosperous and progressive repub-
lics of South America, and for some
years gave evidence of a condition of
peaceful prosperity, all of a sudden
we have intelligence of a civil conval-
sion which, in the form of a revolution
brought about by military insurgents,
has made the civil authorities either
fugitives or prisoners.
Particulars have not been definite ly
given, but from what can be learned it
was the old South American story of
dissatisfaction with those who were at
the head of the government, which
broke out into an insurrection of the
military last Saturday, with the usual
accompaniment of fighting and blood-
There was reason to expect some-
thing better than this from the Argen-
tine Republic whose people for some
years past appeared to have abandon-
ed their old revolutionary disposition.
Civil order prevailed for a length of
time unusual in a South American
country, and its business prosperity al-
ters, which are heing encouraged by:
most rivaled that of the United States.
Railroads were being built in all diree-
tions, foreign immigrants poured into
the country by hundreds of thousands,
foreign capital was at ready command,
and some of the towns were assuming
almost a Chicagolike growth.
The Repablic was in the enjoyment
of a veritable boom when suddenly the
scene was disturbed by causes which
doubtless had their origin in the fac-
tional motives which have always been
at the bottom of South American revo-
lutions, although in this case recent
financial irregularities may have been
the immediate incitement.
Whatever the circuinstances were,
this revolutionary incident renews the
world’s unfavorable impression of the
capacity of the Spanish Americans for
——The Johnstown Flood Relief
Commission that was appointed to dis-
tribute the funds, has made its final
report showing how the money con-
tributed from all parts of the world to
the amount of $4,116,801.48, was dis-
tributed among those who suffered
from the great calamity. It was the
greatest contribution that charity ever
made for the relief of suffering humani-
ty, and it seems to have been faithfully
Good Free Trade Doctrine.
Mr. Braing’s free-trade proposition,
which he has given a sugar-coating, is
already having its effect in the North-
west where it has been endorsed by the
Republican State convention of Minne-
sota,which has accepted the reciprocity
idea and rejected the McKinley bill.
The Blaine reciprocal doctrine has also
captured the Republicans of the Eleventh
Illinois congress district who declared
at their convention last week that
“we favor tree sugar at chis end of the
“line if we can see free wheat, free
“ flour, free pork and free machinery
“at the other end of the line.” This
is good free trade doctrine, and its be-
ing taught by the bigeest man in the
Republican party is likely to unsettle
the designs and excite the ga'l of the fel-
lows who are working the monopoly
tariff machine. No wonder they are
beginning to talk about having Braise
thrown out of Harrison's cabinet.
The Real Estate Office in the White
New York Sun.
The White House syndicate for the
promotion of real estate values at Glen
Kcho comprises the President's wife,
the President sister-in-law, the Presi-
dent's daughter, the President’s father-
in-law, the venerable Dr, Scott, the
President’s Private Secretary, good
Elijah Halford, Mr. Crook, ons of the
President’s executive clerks, and the
President's pretty typewriter. Baby
McKee and the Baby's nursemaid
may be in the speculation, too, for all
that is known to the contrary. The
real estate fever is evidently epidemic in
the White House.
This is the natural consequence of the
Harrison family’s education at Cape
May Point in the modern science of real
estate promotion.
Simultaneously with the publication |
of the facts about the White House in-
vestments in Glen Echo lots, comes an
astonishing if not incredible statement |
through the columns of the New York |
Press. “The adverse comments con- |
cerning the reported gift of the Cape |
May Point cottage to Mrs. Harrison,”
says this newspaper, “are now discover- |
ed to have been baseless, because the |
gift was not accepted, and President |
Harrison bought the cottage, after oc- |
cupying it long enough to ascertain
that it suited his purposes, for $10,000.”
The Press states this interesting cir-
cumstance editorially, and cn what it |
pronounces ‘‘reliable authority,” yet we
cannot accept the statement without
further evidence. i
Benjamin Harrison is no fool in real |
estate matters. He understands the
vicissitudes of the promoter’s profession.
Suppose a cold wave should ‘strike the |
Glen Echo lots, he would need the Cape |
May Point property even more than he i
does now. He would need it for himself, |
and for his family, including the vener- |
able Dr. Scott, the good Elijah Halford, |
Baby McKee, and the amiable and ac.
complished typewriter.
Voters Most Be Assessed.
Qualifications Necessary to Exercise
the Elective Franchise.
Itis the duty of every citizen of
Pennsylvania who has a regard for the :
public goed to vote at the approaching |
election, In order to qualify for the
performance of this imporfant duty |
the names of all voters should be upon
the Assessor’ lists, and if the Assessors
have failed to properly perform their
work, or names are omitted from any |
other cause, voters should see that the |
mistake is promptly rectified.
Assessors are required to publicly ex-
pose their registry lists at the olling |
places not later than the first onday |
in August, and every voter should ex-
amine the book to make sure thut he
has been assessed, as mistakes often !
occur even when voters have lived !
many years in a division. A personal |
visit to the Assessor will in
Persons who have moved recently, or |
contemplate moving before September
4, should also visit the Assessor and
have their names put upon the list. |
September 4 is the lust day for assess-
A naturalized citizen should have his
naturalization papers with him, as an
assessor and judge of election can re-
quire him to show them. The last day
for naturalization is October 4, and pa-
pers declaring an intention to be natur-
alized must also be shown to an assessor
before such a name can be put upon the
Persons intending to vote upon age,
that is, under 22 years, must likewise be
assessed, aithough the payment of poll
tax is not necessary. Poll tax must
be paid before October 4, and every
citizen not a real estate owner must
have paid such a tax within two years
preceding the election in order to be s
a qualified voter.
No Tariff Bill This Session.
New York Herald, July 2s.
We shall have, it appears, no Tariff
bill this session. Perhaps Mr. Allison
and some of the more conservative Repub-
licans may coerce one, but it does not
look like it. We have had little faith
in a tariff measure from the present Con-
gress. And now that Mr. Blaine has
knifed the McKinley bill the faith grows
weaker and weaker.
The 1eason is obvious. Why should
the Protectionists pass a new tariff?
The.present one suits them very well.
They are making great fortunes” out of
it. They keep war taxes in time of
peace, vote enormous pensions to ob-
sorb the surplus, and the longer the
tariff remains the more money will be
salted away.
The condition of affairs is shameful.
Industry is oppressed. The people are
taxed from their bread to their raiment
in an outrageous manner. Millions, tens
of millions are taken annually from the
wage-earners to swell the fortmnes of
Mr. Carnegie and others like him.
The industrial and agricultural resources |
of the nation are given over to monopo-
ly. That monopoly was powerful en-
ough to send $400,000 in one sum to
help elect Mr. Harrison. The money
went where it did the most good. The
men who sent it desire no change
the tariff. Why should they ?
The Republicans have been fooling
over the tariff’ for years. They have
never amended it, because they do not
desire amendment. They will fool and
dawdle and debate the McKinley bill as
i they did the Mills bill, and send’it over
to the next session, to the session after. to
limbo, if they can.
When public opinion in the United
States becomes revolutionary, and these
tariff’ barons find they cannot hold on
to their bargains, there will be a change,
But, to use a homely but quite intelli-
gible illustration, there will be no tariff
reform until the people take the monopo-
lists by the neck and kick them into a
realization of the fact that the working-
man has claims which they are bound
to respect.
A Murder Mystery
A Boston Tragedy Recalled After
Thirty Years.
Boston, July 27.—A murder mystery
of ‘thirty years’ standing has been
solved by the death-bed confession of
the murderer, and the mysterious dis-
appearance of a rich Boston liquor deal-
er is thus accounted for. On the night
of December 13, 1859, James Martin
started from his place of business with
the intention of walking across the
bridge to his home in Charlestown.
That was the last seen or heard of
him until the story of his murder was
brought to light a few days ago. His dog
appeared on the door-step the next
morning, wet and with blood on his col-
lar and head, but that was the only clue
to the cause of the man’s disappear-
ance. As he was known to have a
large sum of money with him on the
night be disappeared, it was believed
that he had been murdered, but as his
body was not found his case was in-
cluded in the long list of unzolved
Edward Callaghan
the west a few days ago, bringing a
solution of the mystery and confirm-
ing the theory that Mr. Martin had
been murdered for his money. In 1885
Mr. Callaghan was in the southern part
of New Mexico in the employ of the
Pacific railroad company. One even-
ing when walking along the track he
came upon a very dilapidated tramp
who was dying. He said his name was
“Tip” McLaughlin, and knowing that
death was at hand he gave Mr. Calla-
ghan a history of his life which was a
continual story of crime.
His murderous career in the west
created quite a sensation and his escape
from death through influential Masonic
friends secured for him the nickname
of Tip McLaughlin. In some way he
got into the Masonic order and he had
{ made his boast that he got “the tip and |
(the grip,” and now he was all right. |
Afterward he killed a man in Sacra-
mento, was tried and convicted and sen-
tenced to be hanged. When he was
taken out of court the officer in charge
remarked : “Well, McLaughlin, T guess
we will take a drink before 1 lock you
u 1
So they went into a liquor saloon and
MgLaughlin sat down to play stud-
horse poker for the drinks, while the
officer looked on. Pretty soon Me-
backdoor & minute, and he did go and
the officer did not catch him. He got
shipped on a trading schooner, goin
down the coast some 300 miles,and then
went off into Southern California. Mr.
Callaghan, in one of his talks with Mec-
Laughlin, spoke of returning son to
his home in Boston, and tha brought
out the confession of the murder in 1859.
The story is told in Mr. Callaghan's
words :
He asked me if T remembered any-
thing about the disappearance of a
man named Martin. I did not remem-
ber much about it, although I had
heard my cousin, who was a friend
of Martin's, speak of it. Then he told
‘me he was ore of the men who help- | put
ed kill Martin and throw him over
the old Charlestown bridge, between
the draw and Tudor’'s wharf. He said
sure prompt | that Martin had a dog with him, and |
that the animal fought so hard in
defence of his master that they hal to
throw him overboard, too, to defend
themselves and to stop the noise. Me-
Laughlin did not tell me who were
his companions in the murder, and I
did not ask him many questions, for
I had no heart to talk with a man
who would take from another what
he couldn't give him—his life. He
informed me that he made his escape
in |
returned from !
from Boston, by shipping with a Maine
captain for a voyage around the Horn
with a load of lumber, and nizde me
promise that if I ever came to Bos-
ton I would tell his story to the Mar- |
tin family and their friends,
“His story was not like a death-bed
confession of repentance. He seemed to
have no remorse or feeling, but sim-
ply related the story without any ap-
pearance of possessing a conscience. 1
hardly believed his story. He told it
_ without bravado, remorse, or any other
: apparent feeling, and he was so weak
(and so near death that I regarded his
yarn as the raving of a dying man.
But I did not forget-it. At that time
I thought T should soon come to Bos- |
ton, so I did not write anything about |
the matter, choosing to wait until I
came home. I delayed coming east
from month to month, and only ar-
rived a few days ago. When Mec-
Laughlin died he was buried like a
dog, with no ceremony, for there was
no clergyman to perform one. We sim-
‘ply took some rough bonrds from the
railroad fence, made the best box we
| could, and in this he was consigned to
“hes grave, which will be unmarked
forever. I never learned his Christian
name, nor anything about his history,
except what he told me about his crimes.
I simply knew him as “Tip” McLaugh-
Women in the Fields,
Berks County Farmers too Poor to
Employ Labor.
| y July 25. —Having run
the gauntlet of
frait-tree worms, potato
‘ bugs, flies, grass worms, chintz bugs,
{ English sparrows and mortgages, the
farmers of Berks county are now having
a hard time to gather in their harvests
(of hay and grain. There is a great
scarcity of male laborers in this section,
and the farmers have been forced to
‘lead out into the harvest-fields their
wives, daughters and children. The
attention of strangers passing up the
| Schuylkill River has been attracted by
the u usual spectacle of women work.
ing in the grain-fields. To the passer-
, by it looks as if more oats are being cut
. and hauled into the barns by women
“than by men.
| It is a condition of things which
. has been unknown in this part of Penn-
Sylvania for many years, and calls to
[ mind the custom in Germany and other
| European countries, where the bulk of
the outdoor farm labor is done by wo-
‘men. The gathering of the crops, which
{ have been better than usual this year,
has been greatly retarded by the scarci-
t7 of hands, and the cry among the
j furmers everywhere throughout Berks
| 18; ¢ Where can we get men to work for
| There is but one explanation of this
{ condition of affairs. The farmers, about
half of whom are tenants, cannot afford
to pay more than $1.25 or $1.50 a day,
| with board to teamsters. The work is
of the hardest kind. The season for
| gathering hay and grain only lasts from
the middle of June to the 13t of August
i —six weeks. The other forty-six weeks
| of the year the farmers, for economy’s
| suke, are compelled to get along with-
out hiring outside help. ~ It is impossi-
i ble for one man alone to do many kinds
, of work, and the consequence is that his
; wife and daughters and smaller children
‘are called upon to assist. The young
men as they grow up find farm’ labor
| very unprofitable, and go to the cities
, and work in mills or factorizs or become
, tradesmen,
William M. Albright, a Democratic
| candidate for Commissioner of Berks,
, and a member of the County Agricul-
tural Society, said yesterday in reference
to this subject .
| “The complaints are very frequent
. among the farmers of our section (his
| Summer concerning the scarcity of labor-
(ers. A friend of mine, a few miles
| from Reading, said to me the other day:
| ‘My God, can’t you send me some men
to help harvest eats and hay ? His
crops are all going to waste. There are
| no men here willing to work for $1.25
. a day in the harvesy fields. The re-
(sult is that the women are compe led
to go out. There always has been a
larger number of women workers about
here, but the number this year is enor-
cus. 1'saw a woman driving a mow-
ing machine not long ago, and that was
| the first time I ever witnessed such a
| sight.
“The farmers are making too little
‘profits. Their grain sells for next to
nothing. With the greatest of economy
(4 tenant can barely live and pay his
There is no doubt but
i hat the high tariff is largely responsi-
i e. §
| George W. Bruckman, a member
Lof the Agricultral Society of Berks
county, lives in Reading, and has his
farm tilled by a tenant, who takes
half the crops and pays the road taxes,
Mr. Bruchman said : “Wages to farn -
pers are high, men are scarce, taxes are
(enormous and products sell for low
i rents and taxes.
i Laughlin said he was going out the prices. He can’t afford to hire male
laborers at the figures they ask, and he
| must have his wife and family do the
‘down to San Francisco and there he outdoor work.
“What the farmers nee | is free trade.
' It is a mistake to persuade them that a
{high tariff will create manufacturing
towns which will consume all their
farm products, It is not true. The
; farmers’ interests are all for free trade.
| It lodks plwsible when they say pro-
tection will make home markets, but
it does not work well when pul in prac-
| tice. It does not in Berks county.
| Charles Brunzer,a well-known citizen
{ of Reading and a member of the Berks
| County Agricultural Society, said :
“The farmers can’t afford to pay the
es tale hands ask, and they must
their families out in the fields. I
| think there never were so many women
i seen work ng in the field before as are
'seen this summer.” His idea of the
reasons for this condition were the same.
——Dr. King, an American lady, oc-
cupies the position of physician-in-or-
dinary to Count Li, one of the most dis-
, tinguished statesman in China! She al-
| £0 possesses a valuable practicain Shan-
' ghai, where some of her surgical opera-
| tions have excited the admiration of her
medical brethren. It appears {hat there
is a wide field of employment open to
women doctors in the Chinese Empire,
| wag
Chairman Kerr Sanguine
He Says There Is a Grand Oppor-
tunity for the Democrats to
Win This Year.
Chairman Kerr, of the Democratic
state committee, is sanguine of success,
He says : “There is a grand opportunity
this year for the Democrats to win, and
I must say that the outlook eould
not be brighter than it is. Our party is
{ united throughout the state, and the
prospect of winning is far better than it
was in 1882. Thedivision of the state
into nine districts, and the appointment
of a sub-chairman for each, gives us more
material to work upon than the state
committee bas ever had before, It
tends to a closer organization all around ’
makes everything more complete, in-
sures thorough system throughout our or
ganization, and we think we will be able
to reach more Democratic voters this
year than ever before. We want to get
every Democratic voter to the polls in
Novewmoer. This fight will be won if
we poll a full vote, and the indications
from every county point that way. The
party is enthusiastic for the ticket every-
where. There is no discontent in our
ranks, and our candidates are worthy
ofevery effort we make in their behalf.’
emer —————
Democratic Rules.
The following are the rules governing the
Sjention of delegates and the County Conven-
1. The Democratic County Convention of
Centre county shall be composed of one dele~
gate for every fifty Democratic votes polled at
the Presidential or Gubernatorial election next
preceding the convention. The allotment of
delegates to the several election districts in
the county shail be made by the Standing
Committee of the county at its first meeting in
every alternate year succeeding the Pete
tial or Gubernatorial elections and shall be in
prepcrtion to the Democratic votes cast in each
district at such election.
"2. The election for delegates to represent
the different districts in the annual Democratic
County Convention shall be held at the usual
place of holding the general election for each
district on the Saturday preceding the second
Tuesday of August in each and every year,
beginning at two clock p. m., on said day and
continuing until six o’clock p.m. The dele-
gates so elected shall meet in County Conven-
tion in the Court House, at Bellefonte, on the
Tuesday following at two o'clock p.m.
3. The said folognie election shall he held
by an election bor , to consist of the member
of County committee for each district and two
other Democratic voters thereof who shall be
appointed or designated by the County com-
mittee. In case any of the persons so consti-
tuting the board shall be absent from the place
of holding the election for a quarter of an hour
after the time appointed by Rule Second for
the opening of the same, his or their place or
places shall be filled by an election, to be con-
dueted viva voice, by the Democratic voters
present at that time. -
4. Every qualified voter of the district, who
at the late general election voted the Demo-
cratic ticket, shall be entitled to a vote at the
delegate election ; any qualified elector of the
district who will pledge his word of honor to
support the Democratic ticket at the next gen-
eral election shall be permitted to vote atthe
delegate elections.
5. The voting at all delegate elections shall
be by ballot ; upon which ballot shall be writ-
ten or printed the name or names of the dele-
gates voted for together with any instructions
which the voter may desire to give the dele-
gate or delegates. Each ballot shall be re-
ceived from the person voting the same by a
member of the election board, and by him ~de-
posited in a box or other receptacle provided
for that purpose, to which, the box or other re-
ceptacle, no persons but members of the hoard
shall have access.
6. No instructions shall be received or rec-
ognized unless the same be voted upon the
ballot as provided in Rule Fourth, nor shall
such instructions if voted upon the ballot be
binding upon the delegates unless one-half or
more of the ballots shall contain instructions
concerning the same office.’ Whenever half
or more of the ballots shall contain instrue-
tions concerning any offic >, the delegate elect-
ed at such election shall be held to be instruc-
ted to support the candidates having the high-
est number of votes for such office.
7. Each election hoard shall keep an aceu-
rate list of the names of all persons voting at
such elections, when the list of voters together
with a full and complete return of such elec-
tion, containing an accurate statement of the
persons elected delegates and all instructions
voted, shall be certified by said board to the
county convention upon printed blanks to be
furnished by the county convention.
8. Whenever from any district qaalified
Democratic voters, in nuinbers e aal to five
times the delegates which such district has in
the county convention, shal complain in writ-
ing of an undue election sf false returns of’
delegates or of instruction, in which complaint.
the alleged facts shall he specifically set forth
and verified by the affidavit of one or more
persons, such complainants shall have the right
to contest the seat of such delegates or the va-
lidity of such instructions. Such complaint
shall be heard by a committee of five delegates
to be appointed” by the President of the con-
vention ; which said committee shall proceed
to hear the parties, their proofs and allegations
and as soon as may be report to the conven-
tion what delegates are entitled to seats there-
in, and what instructions are binding upon
such delegates. Whereupon the convention
shall proceed immediately u, on the call of the
yeas and nays to adopt or reject the report of
the contesting parties; in which call of t' e
yeas and nays the names of the delegates
whose seats are contested or whose in’ true-
tions are « isputed shall be omitted.
9. All delegates must reside in the district
they represent. In case of absence or inabili~
ty to attend, substitutes may be made from
citizens of the district.
10. Delegates must obey the instructions
given them by their respective districts and if
violated, it shall be the duty of the President
of the convention to cast the vote of such dele-
gate or delegates in accordance with the in-
structions, and the delegate or delegates so
offending shall be forthwith expelled from the
convention, and shall not be eligible to any of-
fice or place of trust in the party fora period of
two years.
11. In the conventiona majority of all vot-
ers shall be necessary to a nomination, and no
person’s nanie sha'l be excluded from the list
of candidates until after the third ballot or
vote when the person receiving the least num-
ber of votes shall be omitted and struck from
the roll, and so on at each successive v.te un-
til a nomination be made.
12. If any person who is a candidate for any
nomination before a count, convention shall
be proven to huve offered or paid any money,
or other v.luable thing or made any promises
of a consideration or reward to any delegate
for his vote, or to any person with a view of in-
ducing or seecur‘ng the votes of delegates, or
if’ the same shall be done by an. other person
with the knowledge and consent of such ecan-
aidate, the name of such candidate shall be
immediately stricken from the list of candi-.
dates; or if such facts be ascertained after his .
nomination, he shall be struck from the ticket,
and the vacancy supplied by a new nomina-
tion, and in either case such person shall be .
ineligible to any nomination by the convention,
or to an election as a delegate thereafter, Ana |
in case it shall be alleged after the adjourn-
ment of the convention that any candidate put
mn nomination has been guilty of such acts or
of any other frat dulent practice to obtainsuch ,
nomination, the charges shall be investigated
by the county committee, and such steps taken
as the good of the party may require.
13. Itany delegate shail receive
or other valuable thing, or accept the promise .
of any consideration or reward to be pald, de-
livered or secured to him or to any person for -
such candidate, as an inducement for his vote .
upon proof of the fact to the satisfaction of the
convention such delegate will be forthwith ex- .
pelled, and shall not be received as a delegate
to any further convention, and shall be ine igi-
ble to any party nomination,
14. Cases arising under the Eighth, Twelth
and Thirteenth Rules shall haye precedence
over all other business in convention until de-
15. That the term of the chairman of the
county committee shail begin on the first day
of January of each and every year,
16. That the Selogates from the several
boroughs and towns hips be authorized, in
conjunction with the chairman of the
committee, to appoint the members of {1
mittee for the various boroughs and tow
ie come