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BY PF. GRAY.
—The McKinley Bill with a recipro-
city clause would be protection with a
free trade annex.
—A farmer with a big peach crop
this year would be strongly tempted to
put on the airs of a plutocrat.
—We hope that DrrnamaTer will
not be withdrawn in the midst of the
contest. It would eliminate much of
—Tysox had better keep his eye on
the fellows who will go about in Wolf's
clothing seeking whom they may de-
vour by a trade.
—Well may JouNNY DECKER say
that “sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is
to have a thankless and ungrateful Com-
—1It is doubtful whether being prod-
ded by the bayonet would be much
more intolerable to tke people than be-
ing robbed by a monopoly tariff.
—Emperor WILLIAM having called
on Czar ALEXANDER, he shouldn't
overlook Czar REED if he wants to
treat all the crowned heads with equal
—The stranger who would have taken
the Republican gathering in the Court
House on the 19th of this month for a
Prohibition convention, would have
been badly fooled.
—Some arrangement should be made
in Republican conventions that will en-
able the delegates to indulge in liquid
refreshments without the bulk of them
going out at one time.
—When Kansas farmers have to pay
15 per cent. a month for money to move
their crops, it would have been about as
profitable to them if the grasshoppers
had done the harvesting.
—The Philadelphia Inquirer declares
that “a vote for DELAMATER is a vote
for protection.” In one sense this is
true. The election of QUAY’s candidate
would protect the corporations.
—The numerous Republican candi-
dates in Philipsburg are already be-
ginning to resort to ways that are dark
and tricks which the November elec-
tion will prove to have been vain.
—An American monument to the
memory of Lafayette is to be erected.
As the military service which this will
commemorate was rendered over a hun-
dred years ago, there is still hope for a
—Some change should be made in the
rules regulating the proceedings of Re-
publican conventions in Centre county
with the o¥ject ot avoiding the interven-
tion of too long a time between drinks.
--The failure of the proposed strike
on the Vanderbilt railroad system affords
another illustration of the inability of
dependent wage-earners to hold their
ground in a controversy with boundless
—Ep1soN has invented a machine by
which he hopes to be able to hear sounds
produced in the sun. Who knows but
that by the aid of this machine some-
thing may yet be heard from QUAY in
reply to the treasury raid charges
brought against him.
—Wart WHITMAN, the veneral poet,
in an interview with a reporter of the
Philadelphia Times, spoke of President
HARRISON as a man who is “wrapped
in the tripple brass of his own selfish-
ness.”” There is more truth than
poetry ip this description.
—-As they have the authority of Mr.
BLAINE that the McKinley Bill “doesn’t
contain a section or a line ‘that will
open a market for another bushel of
whet or another barrel of pork,” even
Republican farmers may be indifferent
as to what shall become of that bant-
ling of the monopolists.
—No wonder the Republican mana-
gers insist that the tariff is’ an issue in
the Pennsylvania gubernatorial election.
‘When the tariff beneficiaries tell the
Boss that he can’t have a dollar from
them for the Delamater campaign wn-
til the McKinley bill is passed, its im-
portance as an issue at once becomes
—The small number of f. and b.
cases in court this week compared with
the numerous charges of assault and
battery, would appear to indicate that
the admirers of Mars have been getting
in more work than the votaries of Ve-
nus. We leave it for the professional
moralist to determine whether this is an
improvement in a moral point of view.
—“Free trade would close the mills
and furnaces of Pennsylvania and throw
thousands of working people out of em-
ployment,’’ shrieks a Republican paper
in an adjoining county. Probably free
trade would do this, but the reform of a
monopoly tariff would benefit working
people and be a boon to all classes of
consumers, There is'no use to borrow
trouble about free trade. Even Mr.
BLAINE can hardly be considered in
earnest in advocating free trade of the
0&8. Thursday, September 4, is the
last day for registering.
STATE RIGHTS AND FEDERAL UNION.
+X 0%: BY,
General Barrow was one of the most
gallant soldiers who fought for the
! Union during the war of the rebellion.
He entered the service as a private in
1861 and rose to the rank of Major
General. Of all the brave men who
faced the perils of the conflict none
surpassed him in bravery or fidelity to
the cause of the imperiled republic.
Since the war he has been one of the
most prominent of the Republican
leaders of New York State.
This distinguished soldier and emi-
nent Republican has written a paper on
the pension question in which he con-
demns the comprehensive system which
is converting the survivors of the war
into a vast body of mendicants and gov.
ernment dependents. He says that the
Disability law—the same that was ve-
toed by Grover CLeverLAaND and since
passed by the present congress and
signed by President HARRISON—go0es
to ““ the extreme length of declaring it
“the duty of the nation to tax its citi-
‘“zsns to support every soldier who
“ cannot support himself, even though
“ hemay not have incurred the slightest
“disability in the service or have been
“exposed to any of the real dangers
“and hardships of war, and even
“though he may have been perfectly
“ worthless and have rendered no ser
“ vice whatever.”
A part from the demoralizing and
degrading effect of making patriotism a
thing of money value, he gives a graph-
ie description of the worthless and un-
worthy characters who by this indis-
criminate systemn of pensions will be
placed on an equal footing with brave
soldiers whose courage was of service
to the country in its hour of peril. Is
it right that the country should be tax-
ed for the benefit of the skulkers and
coffee coolers whom he describes in the
following paragraph ?
I was wounded at the battle of Antietam, and
as I was brought out I was amazed to see the
namber of stragglers who were amusing them-
selves in the rear of the troops who were fight-
ing in front. The country in the rear was fill-
ed with soldiers broken up and scattered from
their commands, who were having “picnics.”
They were lying under trees, sleeping, cook-
ing their coffee or other rations, and amusing
themselves outside of the enemy’s fire. This
was by no means confined to the enlisted men,
but I saw officers of various ranks, and even of
high rank, and of different corpsand divisions,
who had thus deserted their comrades in the
front. These things I saw myself, but apart
from this experience, everybody who has serv-
ed in the army must know that there were
men in every regiment whose duty called
them to be in the front who were never engag-
ed with the enemy. # #* # Many men
who served in the army did not render any
such service as entitles them to any consider-
tion. Mortifying as it is, and disagreeable as
it is, the truth requires it tobe stated that there
were cowards,stragglers,and shirkers in the ar-
my. I think that every man who served in
that part of the army which came into actual
contact with the enemy would admit this if he
expressed his unbiased opinion.It was this want
of bravery and fidelity in many of our soldiers
which accounts for the fact that it took the
North, with its greatly superior numbers, its
unlimited facilities for communication with
Europe, and its greatly superior resources in
every respect, so long a time to put down the
That such men should be placed
upon the pension rolls is abusing the
generosity of the American people.
General Barrow is justified in saying
that the recent pension legislation, pass-
ed by a Repabiican congressand signed
by a Republican President,*is an insult
to every decent soldier.” He says this
with a full knowledge that the object of
such legislation is to make alarge class
of voters pecuniarily interested in the
success of the party that does not
scruple about using the public money
for such a purpose. He knows that it is
a colossal system of political bribery.
pes=Thursday, September 4, is the
last day for registering. ’
——Hon. CaarLEs S.WorLr does not de-
part from his announced intention of
supporting ParrisoN. While he does
not sever his attachment to the Prohi-
bition cause, he tells the Prohibition-
ists, in effect, that the greatest public
good that can be done at this time may
be effected by suppressing the corrupt
and unscrupulous political power
which hus been too long permitted to
control and demoralize the public af
fairs of the State. Asa moralist Mr.
Worre knows that morality, whether
of the Prohibition variety or any other
| kind, is handicapped in Pennsylvania
| as long as Quay’s political immorality
ges=Thursday, September 4, is the
last day for registering.
Grotesquely Improper Use of the Sol-
The election of Roperr E. Parrison
is demanded in the interest of good and
' honest government,
It is°required to rebuke the assump-
tion of power by a disreputable politi:
| cian who has degraded the polities of
the State, disgraced his own party, and
made governmental administration in
Pennsylvania an object of contempt
throughout the length and breadth of
His election is necessary to take the
government of the State out of the
hands of the corporations and the mon-
ey power and restore it to the people.
It is necessary in order that the pro-
visions of the constitution intended to
restrain corporate power and to protect
‘the citizen against such encroachments
as railroad discrimination and other
corporate abuses, may be enforced
It is needed to insure the farmers
fair treatment in the matter of taxes and
the laboring men protection in the
manner of the payment of wages.
These are the leading reasons that
imperatively demand that Roserr E.
Parrison should be elected, and the
character of his former administration
gives indubitable assurance that in
the event of his re-election they will
be fully realized. :
But to this imperative claim of pub-
lic interest his opponents interpose the
objection that he vetoed a soldiers’ bu-
rial bill. They have hired a few in-
dividuals in Philadelphia and parade
them as Democratic soldiers who de-
mand that ParrisoN shall be defeated
and all the public good that would result
from his occupancy of the governor's
office shall be foregone,because he did
not approve of a bill that would have
pauperized soldiers’ funerals.
The soldier sentiment is being put to
very questionable uses in politics, but
this is an attempt to use it that is real-
ly grotesque in its absurdity. Yet
it serves a good purpose in showing to
what straits the opponents of the Dem-
ocractic candidate for Governor are
p&y=Thursday, September 4, is the
last day for registering.
A Comparison Which the People Will
When Ex-Governor Pattison says
in an interview with a reporter of the
New York World that ““a reform of the
ballot should be a cardinal principle n
the faith of every lover of his country,”
the people can be assured that
there is no humbug in the expression.
1t conforms with the honesty and puri-
ty of every act of his public life. As
Governor he recommended reform that
would do away with the abuses prac-
ticed under our present election laws.
When Deramarer and his supporters
prate about ballot reform their words
are to be taken as having quite a dif-
ferent meaning from those of Pattison.
They are talking for political effect.
It is an attempt on their part to ad-
just themselves to a sentiment that has
recently been strongly developed in fa-
vor of shielding the ballot box against
the influence of bribery and intimida-
Have the people reason to believe that
as ballot reformers the Republican can-
didate and his backers are sincere?
What have been their antecedents on
this question ? How did they act when
an Australian ballot bill was brought
before the last Legislature? Is it natu-
ral that they want to subject the Re-
publican vote to the effect of a law that
would prevent corporations and em-
ployers from bulldozing the voters who
are dependent upon them for employ-
ment? Could it be expected that a
Governor, who in the Legislature had
been the servant and in business the
attorney of the Standard Oil Company,
would favor a restraint of the bulldoz-
ing power of corporations over their
employes? By what process of leger-
demain has Quay, the leading factor
in Pennsylvania Republicanism, who
owes his power to political corruption,
and who would direct the official ac-
tion of DeraMATER as Governor, been
converted into a friend and supporter
of an honest ballot system ?
These are questions that present
themselves to the people when they
consider and compare the sincerity of
DerLamaTer with that of Parrison on
the subject of ballot reform.
p@=Thursday, September 4, is the
last day for registering.
Bf 2LEFONTE, PA., AUGUST 29, 1890.
The Republicans of the Senate have
gotten out of the hole in which they
were put by the interference of the
Force Bill with the Tariff Bill, by drop-
ping the former for this session. Quay
is credited with having suggested the
way out of the difficulty, and he is
represented as having drawn down
upon himself the wrath of Harrison
and other impractical politicians who
believed that the passage of two such
obnoxious measures was possible at
this stage of the session.
There is an understanding among
these bayonet conspirators that the
suspended bill shall be taken up and
passed at the next session, but we are
quite confident that by that time the
people will have expressed their opinion
of such revolutionary measures at the
polls in a way that will afford the Re-
publican leaders but little encourage-
ment to revive this intended outrage on
the American ballot box.
B& Thursday, September 4, is the
last day for registering.
Democrats see that you are reg-
istered. Sept. 4th is the lastdayon
which you can be registered in time
to vote. Look after your neighbor
and see that his name is on the
registry list. Remember, Tuesday ,
Sept. 4th, is the last day.
A Futile Diversion.
The Republican politicians would
like to distract the attention of the
voters in this campaign by making a
big racket on the tariff question. The
election of a Governor has nothing
more to do with protection, free trade,
or tariff reform than it has with thein-
fluence that produces the tides. The
peopl® know: this and are not going to
be switched off the main issue by an
Governor PATTISON, in his letter of
acceptance, correctly outlines what the
voters will have to decide in this con-
test. He says: “Self-government—
“home rule—is now on trial in this
“ Commonwealth. On one side stand
‘the people with their constitution and
“ general interests ; on the other stands
‘ a selfish and arrogant political leader-
“ship, self-constituted and defiant, and
“resolved to use the offices and treasure
“of the people as personal spoil.”
When Quayism, and all the govern-
mental abuses and corruptions it stands
for, are up for trial, the confederates of
the chief culprit can’t divert the atten-
tion of the jury from his case by lug-
ging the tariff into the proceedings. It
has no relation to the mainissue.
Be. Thursday, September 4, is the
last day for registering.
Standard oil Candidates .
The Prohibitionists are in about the
same fix with their gubernatorial can-
didates as the Republicans are with
theirs. Mr. CuarLEs MILLER, whom
they have put on their ticket for Gov.
ernor, is a member of the Standard Oil
Company and president of one of the
most profitable refining works of that
They have a plank in their platform
denouncing trusts and monopolies of all
kinds. If they are as conscientious as
we take them to be, they will ask their
nominee to withdraw in order to avoid
the deception of presenting a mono-
poly candidate on an anti-monopoly
platform. = As to the Republicans, they
couldn’t have selected a more suit-
able candidate than they have in their
Standard Oil man. He exactly suits
the party, and nobody can be deceived
geF=Thursday, September 4, is the
last day for registering.
£ An Altoona paper, speaking of
the Deinocratic convention in Blair
county, says that the Pattison wing of
the party, being short in numbers, con-
ceded everything, The paper making
this statement ought to know that the
Democratic party in Pennsylvania this
year hasn't such appendages as wings.
1t is a compact and indivisible body,
with nothing loose about it to flap and
make trouble. In its entirety it is
solid for ParrisoN. The wing busi-
ness is being done by Republicans who
are flapping over to the Democratic
Actions Speak Louder than Words.
It 1s said that candidate DELAMATER
has many engagements to meet farmers
during the campaign. But when he
meets them what can he have to say
to them? He may make promises:
but he can not point to a single inci
dent in his career as a legislator in
which he did anything for the farmers’
This was not because there were
not opportunities, He had a chance
to favor a more just equalization of
taxes by which the burden of taxation
unduly imposed upon the agricultural
people would have been more fairly
divided with the capitalists and the
corporations. The tax bill presented
by the grangers did not have his sup-
port. The head man of the Penn-
sylvania granges, Hon. LroNarD
Ruoxg, can give sufficient testimony
to that fact.
Actions speak louder than words.
In the Senate Mr. DELAMATER acted
for the corporations and net for the
farmers. Any amount of nice promises
that he may make them when he
wants their votes will not eradicate the
impression that has been made by his
Bs. Thursday, September 4, is the
last day for registering.
——The fellows who are interested in
DEeLAMATER'S election would have most
emphatically denied a little while ago
that there were any Democratic soldiers
in the late war. But now they claim
that there are Democratic soldiers who
are going to vote against PArTisox for
vetoing a bill that proposed to consign
veterans to their last resting places by
pauper burials. This claim is inconsis-
tent with the old assertion that there
were no Democrats in the Union
Natural That They Don’t Want It.
Nothing could be more natural than
that the men who manage the Republi-
can party in Pennsylvania do not
want a different ballot system from the
one under which they have for years
carried the State by immensejmajorities,
As they have done so well with the
present system, why should they desire
to have any other ?
The employing class, the corpora-
tions with large numbers of voters
under their control, and other interests
that look to the Republican domination
for favors, are the ones that exert influ-
ences which interfere with the inde
pendent suffrage of the workmen under
their employ. The coercion they ex-
ert at every important election adds
Amann of votes to the Republican
From this source the party mana-
gers have derived the means of control-
ling the State. Is it likely] that they
wish to part with it? Is it natu-
ral that they should favor a reformed
ballot system that will prevent the cor-
porations, the rich employers and in-
inrested capitalists, from compelling
their dependent employes to vote the
Republican ticket ? ‘
That they don’t want such reform
was clearly evidenced by the manner in
which an Australian ballot bill was
squelched at the last session of the Re
That was a better index of the senti-
ment and purpose of the party man-
agers in this matter than any lying
promises that may be made to secure
votes 1n a campaign.
p&5=Thursday, September 4, is the
last day for re.istering.
A Nut for Republican Workingmen.
When the Republican workingmen
of Centre County, ascertain, as they
will before the campaign is over, that
the two men they are asked to vote for
as Legislators, have, as members of a
mercantile association, signed peti-
tions asking the legislature to repeal
the $300 exemption law, and that one
other candidate on that ticket, Maur.
Worr, has been an advocate as well as
the beneficiary of the pluck-me-store
system, we would like to know what
there will be left for the Republican
“ring” to hang even a hope upon. Evi-
dently the ticket which the Bellefonte
“ring” put in nomination on the 19th
inst,, was set up purposely to assist in
the more efficient knocking “out that
DELAMATER is to get at the hands of
pes=Thursday, September. 4, is the
last day for registering. :
'| pletely deluging the
Spawls from the Keystone,
—A Harrisburg horse sports a mustatche,
—Barn-burners are terrifying Canonsburg,
—The Lancaster Fair opens on September 9
—A legless burglar has been caught in Pitts
—T'hree Easton children have been system.
atically robbing stores. :
—West Chester girls talk of inaugurating
a dress reform movement.
—A Chester youth proudly declares that he
ate a fifty-pound watermelon.
—A Pittsburg teamster has been arrested for
kicking his horse’s eyes out.
—A Reading giant threw an objectionable
visitor bodily turough the window sash.
—The factories visited by the State Inspec
ors up to data represent 164,524 employes.
—Candidates Pattison and Black were
atghe Williams Grove picnic on Wednesday,
—A “Tariif Reform picnic” will be held on
September 6 at Hobensack,Lebanon county.
—Seveunteen Montgomery county farm prop,
erties will be sold at Sheriff’s sale in Septems
—F. C. Smick and D. H. Wingard, of Read,
ing, are makiug a tourof the State on horse-
—Two boys of Kemberton, Delaware county,
have been jailed for killing fish with dyna.
—Because of the fruit famine some of the
county fairS will offer prizes in the fruit
—A drake on a farm at Neversink, Berks
county, killed and ate sixteen young chickens
in a day.
—An Allentown conductor stopped his car
to run after two persons whose fares he had
—A cake walk was given at Newton for. the
purpose of buying a new suit of clothes for a
—Railroads running into Wilkesbarre have
been carrying great crowds of sightseers
since the cyclone,
@—A son of Melchior Ditzel, of Rrickerville,
had an ear bitten off by a vicious horse belong-
ing to his father.
—A duck and a pig at Allentown feed from
the same bowl, and the duck. reposes at
night on the pig’s back,
—A Reading fisherman caught a German
carp, and wrapping itupina wet newspaper,
carried it home alive,
—Mrs. Ellen Wuchter, of Whitehall, North.
ampton county, has passed the 143rd day of
her enforced fast.
—A freight car collided with a railroad ten.
der at Harrisburg, and the boiler iron was rip,.
ped open as if by a knife.
—The old Miller farm in Lower Heidelburg,
valued at $15,000, has been entirely eaten up
by fifteen years litigation.
—A Lancaster man has a couple of young
foxes running around in his tobacco field. He
says they eat the worms.
—James Morris, of Silver Brook, while high
in the air on a swing at Glen Onoko on Friday
drop ped to the ground dead.
—Henry Erbart, 8 years old, of. Lexington,
Lancaster county, was kicked by a horse
and his skull was fractured.
—Pearl Olpine, 6 years old, fell from a canal
boat at Mariettaon Sunday on which she ‘was
playing and was drowned.
—The wife of John F, Witmer, a Laneaster
saloon-keeper, on Saturday vainly swallowed
laudinum with suicidal intent,
—With a record for opening 100 clams in 6%
minutes, Charles, Bercaw,of Reading, claims to
be the champion of the State.
—Tucker Hemmick, who tried to preside
the head of three families in different parts of
the State, has been arrested at Pottsville,
—A gang of Hungarians employed. on the
Reading Road at Lansdale struck because
they were refused passes to return home
—Adam Trout, ot Paradise, aged 80 years,
was found dead in his wagon on the turnpike
near York. The body was found in. an upright
—Mrs. Jacob Anderson, while attending to
the tiller on her husband's canal boat, fel
overboard at Linfield on Saturday and was
drowned in the Schuylkill.
—Lewis Evans, of Pottstown, wile walki
in his sleep on Wednesday night, fell from} a
window. to the ground, a distance of thirty
feet, but escaped with but slight bruises:
—G. B.Brenman,of Mount Joy township,Lan-
caster county, who was over 60 years old, en.
joyed his first car-ride last week when he visit»
ed the Granger's picnic at Mount Gretna.
—The fitters-up of the;Phcenix [ron Company
have quit work on account of the company
having placed more work upon them for the
same pay and hours. About sixty men are
—A runaway team that had been hired by
two young men from Philadelphia crashed ine
to a loaded street car at Reading on Tuesday
night,.and one of the horses was fatally ine
—On Sunday last hundreds of Pittsburg pep
| ple went to Wheeling thinking to find open
saloons. But they were disappointed, for the
Law and Order Society had stopped all Sun
Paul Boehine, aged 23 years, unmarried and
a resident of Philadelphia, was drowned ip
the Schuylkill near Spring Mill on sunday eve.
ning while bathing, and Henry Bly, who wens
to his rescue, narrowly escaped losing his own
Poor One Minute, Rich th e Next.
One minute with poverty staring him
in the face; the next a rich man for life,
That was the actual experience of S. P.
Armstrong, who died of heart disease at
Butler, Pa. He had invested all his
funds in sinking a well in the Thorn
Creek oil regions of Pennsylvania, If
was thought to bedry, and as a sort of
farewell protest against his ill luck the
explorer fired a torpedo in its depths,
Immediately after its explosion the well
began to flow at a tremendous rate, 8
volume of oil being lifted into the air to
a height of at least one hundred feet,
Not having expected a big well no cone
nections had been made to the tanks,
and the oil flowed on the ground, come
After several hours the oil was turned
into tanks with great personal risk to
the workmen, and ‘the first iday’s’ pro»
duction was 10,000 barrels, the largest
well ever opened in the oil country. If
was a mine of wealth to Mr. Armstrong,
and developed a large scope of rich ter»
ritory. al a