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BY P. GRAY MEEK.
—The bayonet charge of the Republi-
can statesmen has shaken even the gran- |
ite foundations of the Green Mountains.
—Probably Tom Pratt declined the
mission to Spain because he did not wish
to get quite so far “outside of the breast-
— After the display of pugilism in the
House last week it won’t do to speak
lightly of Jon~N L. SULLIVAN'S congres-
—Whitewashing is usually done in
the Spring, but in Raum’s case it is be-
ing shown that a neat job of congression-
al calsomining can be done in the fall of
—(CANNoN, of Illinois, has always
been somewhat of a windy character, but
that didn’t justify his introducing in the
House a windy subject that drove the
ladies out of the gallery.
—The “Democratic war veterans’ of
Philadelphia, published as being op-
posed to PATTISON, are deficient in two
essential elements. They are neither
Democrats nor war veterans.
—The disfranchiserent of white vot-
ers in Maine to help the election af REED
beats anything alleged to have been
practiced on black voters in the South
which is said to require the interference
—The complaint of McKINLEY’S
friends that he has been made the vic-
tim of Democratic gerrymandering is
calculated to excite a derisive smile. It
is merely retribution that is operating in
—Candidate DELAMATER will visit
Bellefonte on Saturday under the wing
of General HasTINGs, but that cover
will not be sufficient to conceal the
Quay collar which the Republican car=
didate wears around his neck.
—It is strange that Rogers, of Ar-
kansas, didn’t jump into the row in the
House,” remarks the Philadelphia Press.
It is not at all strange. ROGERS is not
a blackguard. The row in the House
was exclusively a Republican affair.
—The President at Cresson will occu-
py one of the highest peaks of the Alle-
ghanies, but its altitude won’t enable
_ him to takeacorrect view of the political
field. From any stand point he can see
nothing in the prospect but HARRISON.
—It was through influences which
had the assistance of DELAMATER that
Philadelphia lost its place as the second
city of the Union. If it shall give him
the usual Republican majority it will
maintain its position as first among boss-
—Thirty thoustn 1 Democratic majori-
ty in Arkansas, following close upon a
hundred thousand majority in Alabama,
is enough to set every bayonet states-
man shouting for the regular army to
march right down into that rebellious
—The number of excursionists that
were drawn to Cression last Sunday by
the presence of the President’s family
abundantly paid the Pennsylvania rail-
road company for fixing up a cottage for
the Harrisons. Putting the Presiden-
tial office to such business uses is a new
feature of the executive function.
—1It is a mistake to say that CANNON,
who made a blackguard of himself in
the House, is not fit tobe in Congress.
He is exactly fitted for such a ccngress
as the present one. Any low-down
blackguard is not out of place in a body
where indulgence in obscene language
is promptly followed by a display of
—Speaking of the shape in which
McKINLEY finds his congressional dis-
trict, a contemporary of high moral tone
says—“It is no defense for the Demo-
crats that Republicans have gerryman-
dered congressional districts.” It may
not be a defense for the Democrats, but
it ought to shut up the mouths of the
—Minister SMITH expresses himself as
greatly pleased with the Russian govern-
ment. He.no doubt discovers a familiar
resemblance between the Czar who gov-
erns Russia with a rod of iron, and his
friend REED who controls the American
congress with the hand of a despot.
The American Minister finds in Russia
something that reminds him of home.
—The Altoona Tribune says ‘our
Democratic friends are urging their peo-
ple to stick to the ticket. This advice is
equally good for Republicans.” Tt
would be if their ticket was worth stick-
ing to, but, as a disgraceful product of
boss rule, many Republicans think they
will do themselves and their party credit
by defeating it.
—The angel in front of the Court
House has assumed a more angelic hue
since it has become certain that the of-
fices in that building will soon be entire-
ly under Democratic control again. Tt
isa ‘cold water” angel, and therefore
has a good reason to smile at the inevita-
ble defeat of the fellows who made rum
the chief factor in inspiring the delibera-
tions of their convention. There is now
nothing green about that angel.
STATE RIGHTS AND FEDERAL UNION.
BELLEFONTE, PA. SEPTEMBER 5, 1890.
People Against Dela-
Mr. Hue McGarvey was chairman
of the Knights of Tahor committee
that attended the last session of the
State Legislature for the purpose of se-
curing legislation in the interest of
labor. As every body knows, it was
strictly a Republican legislature.
That party had everything its own
way in directing and managing its pro-
ceedings, and Mr. DELAMATER., a8 a
Senator, was one of its most promi:
nent and influential members.
Mr. McGarvey and his committee
did not succeed in getting from that
legislature legislation that in value
amounted to a hill of beans. He is
naturally angry about it and is free in
saying what he thinks of Republi
can legislation as a medium of benefit
to laboring people, and of Mr.
DELAMATER as a friend of labor inter
ests. In an interview published in the
Philadelphia Ledger of last Saturday
he gave an account of how he found
the sentiment in the coal regions as
between ParrisoN and DELAMATER.
The sentiment there and in the immediate
vicinity is strongly in favor of Parrimon. I
have been in Carbon, Luzerne, Schuylkill and
Lackawanna counties since the nominations
were made, and found the feeling intense. My
correspondence with friends and laboring
men is very much to the same effect. I have
yet to hear a working man, who knows ‘how
many beans make five’ stand up and defend
DELAMATER. On the other hand, I have heard
hundreds—and Republicans at that— de-
nounce him and advocate the election of Par-
Why this animosity towards DEra.
MATER exists among workingmen is ex-
plained by Mr. McGARVEY. As a
Senator he failed to vote for the factory
inspection bill giving protection and re-
lief to the working women and children
of the State. He voted against the
employer's lability bill, changing his
vote only when he found it had two of
a majority and would pass in spite of
him. He voted against the anti-com-
pany store bill and the miners’dockage
bill. As a member of the Senate judi-
ciary general committee he assisted in
smothering the Farrell store bill and
the semi-mouthly pay bill. In short,
Mr. McGarvey and the Knights of
Labor committee found Senator DELa-
MATER, in every instance, bitterly and
heartlessly opposed to bills that were
intended to protect labor against the
extortion of company stores,the robbery
ofthe dock boss,and ensure the relief
that would come from the enforcement
of a semi-monthly pay. They found
him to be the consistent and unyielding
agent of the employing interest and
the money influence, and as much the
enemy of the working people as he
was the servant of the Standard Oil
Company and other overshadowing
and oppressive organizations. Mr:
McGarvey charges Waters, the Re-
publican nominee for Lieutenant Gov-
ernor, who is also a Senator, with hav-
ing acted with DELAMATER in opposing
these labor measures in the Legisla-
In regard to ex-Governor PartisoN,
Mr. McGARVEY said :
There is a strong love for Mr. Parrisox
among the miners particularly, as well as
among the working people generally, but after
all it is not with us Delamater vs. Pattison, or
the Republican vs. the Democratic party, as
much as itis opposition to the men and the
machine who had the power to give us the re-
lief and ‘protection asked for, but who denied
our every plea, petition and prayer, and went
even so far as to sneer at organized labor
while opposing our bills on the floor of the
Is there any longer a question as to
how the great majority of the working
people are going to vote for Governor
at the coming election ?
A significant meeting took place
at the Logan House in Altoona last
week which forehadowed a heap of
trouble to the Boss and his man in the
pending campaign. Ex Senator EMERY
suddenly appeared at that public house
and his presence there was coincident-
al with the appearance of ex-Senator
Lee and ex-Representative MaPEs.
All of these three men are Republicans
and all of them were participants in
the Independent revolt in 1882. Other
independent Republicans also put in
an appearance, and it leaks out that
the meeting was preliminary to the or-
ganization of a Republican movement
to oppose the election of Quay's can-
didate for Governor.
——Democrats, work for the State
and the County ticket with equal zeal.
The Difference Between the Two.
Candidate DELAMATER is not proving
a success on the stump. He would
probably do better if he should stick to
his original programme of privately in.
terviewing reluctant Republicans and
coaxing them to stick to the ticket.
His speech to the farmers at Wil-
liam’s Grove failed to have the desired
effect. It was a big blunder for him
to go before the people whose interest
he had neglected as a legislator, and
promise what he would do for them as
Governor. There wasn’t a granger at
Williams Grove who did not know
that the tax bills in which they were
interested were not the kind of legisla-
tion that interested Mr. DELAMATER as
a member of the Senate. In that posi-
tion he was a corporation man. The
Standard Oil Company and the other
corporations and big monopolies had
his sympathy aud assistance. They
didn’t want any change in the tax
laws that would take the burden of
taxation from the farmers and put it
on themselves. The arrangement by
which land is made to bear the -princi-
pal tax burden exactly suited the
corporations, and they had such men
as Deragarer in the Legislature to see
that tax laws so advantageous to them
should not be changed. He is now
their candidate for Governor,and, after
his record as a Senator, his appearance
before the farmers as an applicant for
their votes for Governor upon the as.
sumption that their interests would be
safe in his hands, was impudent, to say
the least of it.
Candidate Parrisox has no occasion
to resort to the method of electioneer-
ing which Quay’s candidate adopted
at William's Grove. It is not necessary
for him to go to farmers’ gatherings
and make promises to them. They
know that the corporations don’t own
him and that he is an enemy of the
monopolies. His record as Governor
is sufficient assurance that, on a ques-
tion of taxation, so far as his execucive
power could extend the farmers would
not be sacrificed for the benedt of cor-
Should It Be Disturbed?
The Southern States are giving such
evidence of material prosperity that it
would be a pity to disturb it by the in-
trusion of bayonet laws. As between
the necessities of the Republican party,
which require force in the South,and the
peace, good order and prosperity of
that section which would be injured by
the exertion of such force, there should
be no hesitation in deciding which
should be preferred.
See how the South has flourished since
carpet-bag government was brought to
an end and Republican scallawag ad
venturers, put in places of authority by
ignorant negroes, have been expelled
from political power.
The Manufacturers’ Record of Balti-
more shows that in four years the South
has produced about 28,600,000 bales of
cotton, 6,000.000,000 bushels of corn,
200,000,000 bushels of wheat and 315,-
000,000 bushels of oats, the total value
of these and other agricultural products
reaching the enormous aggregate of
nearly $3,500,000,000. With a cotton
crop worth nearly $500,000,000, a
corn crop that will yield $250,000,000,
$75,000,000 of wheat and oats, added
to rice, sugar, tobacco, vegetables,
etc., the South's sgricultural products
will this year reach at least $1,000,
000,000, or about $400,000,000 more
than in 1880.
This, without taking into account
the wonderful manufacturing advance
of the South, is in itself a magnificent
exhibit of the progress which thatsection
is making. Should it be checked by
the restoration of carpet-bag govern-
meat at the point of the bayonet ?
The Democrats of Indiana have
followed the example of their brethren
of Ohio in their declaration against the
monopolistic abominations by which,
under the pretense of protection, the
many are robbed to enrich the few.
Like the Democrats of Ohio those of
Indiana have put at the head of
their State ticket the most extensive
and influential farmer of the State.
At both conventions the mention of the
name of Grover CLEVELAND was greet-
ed with enthusiastic applause. Such
applause is a sure indication of earnest
| ness for tariff reform and government
for the masses as against the classes,
The Independent Movement.
The Republicans who are opposed to
boss rule and want to bring it to an
end in this State are getting themselves
in shape to deal Quay a blow that will
end his bosship by defeating his candi-
date. Mr. ALFRED SHARPLESS, a lead- |
ing Republican of Chester county, is
authority for the statement that ‘the
names of 700 Chester county Republi
cans have been listed who will positive-
ly vote for Governor Parrison.” This
embraces merely the members of the
party who are out-spoken in their op-
position to the Quay domination. The
number is likely to increase as the
campaign progresses, and it is equally
probable that there are hundreds who
will oppose Quay’s candidate without
Another form of hostility to boss rule
bas been developed in the Farmers’
League of Indiana county, composed
largely of Republican farmers, and ex-
presses itself in the following question
submitted to candidates of both politi.
cal parties: “Will you do all in your
“ power to defeat caucus rule and de”
“ feat the will of M.S. Quay in elect-
“ing J. D. CAMERON or any corpora
“ tion lawyer for United States Sen-
This question, of course, involves
hostility to the candidate for Governor
nominated at “the will of M. S. Quay.”
The Farmers’ League of Indiana coun-
ty, including the Republicans as well
as the Democrats who compose it, may
be counted as solid for Rosurt E. Pa1-
TISON, who is not “a corporation law:
yer,” nor the servant of the corpora-
There is not a county in the State
in which there are nota large number
of Republicans who are going to help
redeem the credit of their party by
rescuing it from the disreputable per--
sonal control which has so long dis-
The Foolish Promises of a Desperate
“The Legislature took off all State
“ tax from real estate twenty-five years
“ ago, but it left all local taxes on it
“ and these have become too large
“ when compared with what the cor-
“ porations pay,” said the Standard
Oil candidate for governor to a
meeting of Montgomery county farmers
the other day.
This was a confession of an offense
committed by his party. For twenty-
five years they have controlled the leg-
islation and government of the
State, and are responsible, as Dgra-
MATER acknowledges, for the tax on
land being “too large when compared
with what the corporations have to
Those who have kept this undue
burden on the farmers can not say that
there were not frequent demands for
an equalization that would have made
the corporations bear their just share.
This was the object of numerous tax
bills introduced into the legislature re.
cent'y without avail, the latest instance
being that of the grangers at the last
session, which met at the hands of Sen-
ator DecaMarer and his Republican
associates in the Legislature the same
treatment that was accorded to the bills
which the labor men vainly asked to
have enacted into daw.
In the light of such experience the
farmers who heard DerLaMaTER'S pro-
mise of better treatment than he
and his party have been in the habit
of giving them, must have been aston-
ished at his folly in believing that they
could be deceived by campaign pro-
The head of the government has
shifted his location from the Atlantic
coast to the Alieghanies, the Presiden-
tial family baving abandoned the no-
torious cottage at Cape May Point and
taken up their quarters in the house
provided for them at Cresson Springs.
The scandal of this gift cottage busi-
ness occasions less comment because
the public have become more familiar
A motion to censure CANNON
for his blackguard talk in the House
the other day was cut short by the
Speakers’s convenient gag, which was
found to be as effective in shielding a
blackguard as it was in passing a mo-
——The money of the corporations
can’t save Quay’s candidate.
Misdirecting His Efforts.
With the grangers, the Knights of
Labor, the big bulk of the farmers and
most of the laboring people against
him, Boss QuaY's pet has a mighty
slim chance of being elected Governor.
He shouldn't waste his time trying to
honeyfuggle them with fair promises of
what he will do for them if they will
give him the office which the Boss
wants to put him into. They know him
and won't trust him, There is nothing
in his past record that will justify
them in trusting hin.
Let him give up his attempt to fool
the people whom he has already de-
ceived. Let him fall back on his
money as the only thing that may
help him in his ambition to be Gov- |
ernor. He is himself a rich man,
having made much money through the
corporations which he served, and he
can command their resources for politi-
cal purposes. They are at his back
with their wealth and have a big siake
in his election. Let him use his avail-
able means for what they are worth in
the campaign, but in trying to influence
the grangers and the working people
he is only wasting his time. They
have no confidence in hisg pledges, are
not in the market as political merchan-
dise, and don't take any stock in a
candidate whose el ction is desired by
every plutocrat of the Standard Oil
Company and kindred monopolies.
Made Bold by Desperation.
On the 10th of last December a buei.
ness meeting of the State Grange was
held in Harrisburg, which was follow-
ed by a public meeting in the hall of
the House of Representatives iu the
evening, in the grange interest. Sena-
tor DELAMATER was in Harrisburg at
the time and was invited to address
the meeting, hut he declined to do so,
nor did he attend it. At that time he
did not seem to be as anxious to talk
to the farming people as he is now
when he knows that he
their votes or be defeated, and is
alarmed by a well grounded apprehen-
sion that a majority of them will
vote against him for good reasons.
He didn’t make his appearance at
the State Grange meeting at Harris-
burg last December, and a correspon-
dent of the Pittsburg Dispatch at the
time wrote to that paper that “the
‘“ grangers ascribe his failure to ap-
‘ pear at the meeting to the fact that
‘ he assisted in strangling the bill for
“ the equalization of taxation in com.
“ mittee after he had promised that it
ghonld have fair play.”
He was afraid at that time to meet
the men who had been made the vie-
tims of his treachery and deception.
Does the Republican candidate be-
lieve that the grangers have forgotten
his bad faith in his treatment of their
bill? Hasn't he as much reason to
shirk them now as he had last Decem-
ber? But he wants their votes and
his desperation makes him bold.
There is a bad break in the Re-
publican ranks in Berks county over
the Reading post-office. It is a prize
claimed by two contending’ factior s and
the fight that is going on about it
causes much bitterness of feeling. A.
M. Hier was the Berks county dele.
gate to the Chicago convention that
nominated Harrison, ard when he got
back he announced himself in advance
as a candidate for the Reading post-of-
fice. Helis far from being popular
with one branch of the party, and the
announcement of his candidacy raised
such a disturbance last year that the
party split in two, causing two opposite
county conventions to be held and the
appearance of two antagonizing county
committees, As the appointment
hangs fire the disturbance is prolonged
to the present campaign. Hien is
Quay's‘candidate and it is said tha’
whichever way the appointment may
go the difficulty will cost DrramMaTER
from 1200 to 1500 votes.
QuAY’s man is the most promis-
ing candidate that ever asked the peo-
ple of the State to elect him Governor.
He is particularly promising to the
farmers. He is going around among
them promising every thing, but they
remember that he promised to support
their tax bill and kept that promise
by helping to strangle it in committee.
DeLAMATER'S promises can’t be rated
as worth a cent on the dollar.
Spawls from the Keystone,
—York Republicans want the Democratie
—Several original package saloons at Beaver
Falls have been raided.
—George Hoxworth, of Allen’own, hae
cotton plant in full bloom.
—An old crock found buried at York con-
tained the body cf a child.
—An English syndicate has bought the Col”
umbia Iron and Steel Works.
—Minnie Seward’s Dramatic Company is im
financial straits in Shenandoah.
—The stones in the Spring City cemeteries
have been shamefully mutilated.
—Show people stranded “at Williamsport got
out of town by selling their clothing.
—Striking workmen are in terfering with the
progress of the Pittsburg Exposition.
—A ten-ounce peach has been picked in the
orchard of D. F. Adams, at Lancaster.
—A widow at Pittshnrg who cannot write has
found her name forged to a mortgage.
—An apple thief at Skippack lost a book ua-
der the tree which revealed his identity.
—Despite her reputation for worldliness
| Reading has 17,000 Sunday-school people.
—A babe born in the family of Jesse Oram
of Shamokin, measured only five inches. :
—A fox trotted con tentedly through the
very heart of West Chester a few days ago.
—Joseph Weaver, a Harrisburg brakeman,
had his nose cut off by a railroad accident.
aD religious services are held on
1e steps of the Capiwl building at Harri
g at Harris~
—After a separation of many years aman
and his wife were reunited in a Pittsburg
—Residents of Fogelsville, Lehigh county,
experienced a three minutes snow-storm last
—Two small boys have been arrested for
robbing the residence of Senator Keefer af
—The 5.year-old son of Rev. Mr. Thorne, of
Alleghany; robbed his father and ran away to
join a circus.
Ab Chambersburg a baseball hit a little
girl and several members of the amateur nine
—The telephone manager at Chambersburg
frequently gives his subscribers a concert
over the wires,
—The Johnstown Flood Commission has ap-
propriated $5000 to continue the work of search-
ing for the dead.
- James Kaign, of Bristol township, Bucks
county, has lost six cows by what is supposed
to be Texas fever, :
—Ten thousand acres of coal land near Coal-
port have been sold by the Beech Creek Com-
pany for $100,000.
~The peach crop of a Pottstown orchard
was picked afew days agoand netted nine
—Edward McDonald, of Allentown, thinks
he owns the smailest dog. Itis I months old
and weighs four ounces.
—A thief stole a horse from a Chambersburg
stable, and when he found the animal was
worthless he drove back.
—A drunken Polander at Smithville behaved
so badly that some fellow countrymen bound
him to a tree and left him there.
—The town of Rutledge has been presented
with a bell, and now the residents are irying
to raise money for a schoolhouse,
—Three prominent Bucks countians, Thom-
as A. Darrah, Jobn E. Buck and Harry Lapp,
have died within a week of paralysis.
—When about to take a train for a religious
meeting which he was to address, Mark Boll-
ing, of Johnstown, was arrested for larceny.
—While crossing the tracks at Shamokin,
Hattie Derk, aged 20 years, was killed by a
fast train. There are no gates to the crossing.
—Frankliin Welsh, of Wilkesbarre, who was
injured during the eyclone, died on Tuesday
after suffering awful agonies at the City Hos-
—The band played “Praise God from
Whom All Blessing s Flow”when the Pct s‘owm
bridge was opened to the public on Monday
—Senator Delamater was at Washington
on Tuesday's County Fair. He made the regu-
lation tariff speech. The farmers were not
—A former Johnstown man looking over s
lot of relics of the flood on sale at Pittsburg
recognized his father’s watch and has secured
possession of it.
—A West Chester doctor nad so many pa-
tients to visit recently that he tired out his
two horses, and was obliged to bire an extrs
horse from a livery stable,
—A woman living in a hut near McKeesport
was found dead on her bed, which consisted of
twq rough boards with a stone for a pillow and
an oid horse blanket for cover.
—Senator Quay told a Pittsburg reporter om
Monday night that in the State campaign there
had as yet ‘been no formal presentation of
the issues involved to the people.”
—It was thought that gypsies had stolen the
missing daughter of Henry Olpin, at Marietta,
but her body has been found in the cana
there and ihe mystery cleared.
—A valuable horse belonging to John Mur-
phy, of Foxchase, was on 'luesday severely
cut about the legs by a seythe, which the horse
knocked offa fence in a pasture lot.
—The unclaimed articles of value found at
Johnstown after thé flood were sold at Pitts-
burg, the whole bringing $1000, which will be
used to erect a mcrument tothe unknowm
—Withia two weeks and at different times
the mare owned by Christian Ebenshade,
near Lancaster,” gave birth to two colts, and
one was jet black while the other was snow
—The will of Richard B. Baily, of West
Bradford, has been filed. The estate is valued
at $180,000, Of this $40,000 is left to different
charitable institutions. The he'rs will contest
—A reunion of the congregation of thie Jor-
dan Lutheran Church, organized near Macun-
gie 146 years ago, was held last week. Its 60
communicants are among the wealthiest iw
—The friends of murderer Maish, now is
the Ebenshurg 2jail, raised a fund to defend
him with, but they have since concluded that
his case is hopeless, and have decided fo use
the money to give his body proper burial.
—The Chester News jokingly said of a local
baseball enthusiast that he counted the rail-
road ties from Harrisburg to Chester after
recent game, and, filled with virtnous indig-
nition, the fellow is hunting for a lawyer whe
will take his case and bring a libel suit.