Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, September 05, 1890, Image 4

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    Terms $2.00 A Year,in Advance.
Bellefonte, Pa., Sept. 5,
P. GRAY MEEK, z 41 7
For Governor,
Of Philadelpbia.
For Lieutenant Governor,
Of York County.
For Secretary of Internal Affairs,
Of Pittsburgh.
Subject to action of District Conference.
Subject to action of District Conference.
Treasurer —~JAMES J. GRAMLEY.
Register.—JOHN A. RUPP.
Commissioners. { 8 Eoakyaoomias T,
Auditors, {Zon B. MITCHELL,
Representatives !
Dirty Curs,
Nothing else could have been expect-
ed than that the brutality with which
REED has been controlling the House of
Representatives should produce a crop
of blackguards and ruffians in that
body. This showed itself last week
when Representative CAxNoN used lan-
guage upon the floor that was eo filthy
that the ladies in the gallery were fore-
ed to leave. Cannon is the leading
Member from Illinois and is ambitious
of being Reed's successor in the Speak-
er's chair. His dirty demonstration
was followed by a display of ruffianism
in a free fight between Republican
members in which blows were exchang-
ed, oaths were uttered and the opprobri-
ous term of s— of a b— was freely in-
dulged in. In all the history of the
House there was never before so dis-
graceful a scene, Probably the charge
of canine maternity which these fel-
Jows brought against each others was
sot inapplicable. They seem to be a
set of dirty curs.
The Green Mountains Shaken.
Politics assumed a bad complexion
for “the grand old party” in Vermont
last Tuesday where the State election
resulted in a greatly reduced majority
dor the Republicans. The attendance
at the polls was not up to the usuaj
number, but the falling off was much
greater on the Republican than on the
Democratic side, showing that the
monopoly bill and the bayonet bill, in
stead of firing the Republican heart in
the Green Mountain State, has rather
thrown a wet blanket on it in that
guarter. In addition to the majorities
jor State officers and congressmen be.
ing much reduced, the Democrats elect;
el members of the legislature and
other officers in places where they nev-
er before met with such success
When even the steadfast Republican-
ism of Vermont begins to be shaken,
| Affidavit, and Clinched by the State-
Nipped in the Bud.
That $900 Lic Nailed by Mr. Ishler's
ment of one of Centre County's
Most Prominent and Respected
Last week we referred to the false-
; hood put in circulation by the Gazette,
( to the effect that Mr. IsHLEr's nomin-
| ation for sheriff had been secured by
| the payment or promise of $900 to
(some one whom that paper imagined
carried the Democratic party of the
county in his pocket,as does * IH asTINGS,
i Brow & Co.,” the party for which the
| Gazette circulated its lies.
We stated then that if there was any
ground for these charges, the Gazette
| and the ring that backs it could defeat
| Mr. IsuLer before the campaign start-
ed by simply producing evidence to
prove them. ZT%is it could not do, and
in last week's issue, in place of furnish-
ing some evidence to convince the vot.
ers of the truth of its allegations, it
| simply repeats and emphasizes its own
falsehoods—kNowiNG them 10 be such—
and having a full knowledge of the fact
that they were originated without a
particle of foundation, and simply out
of pure malice towards the gentleman
they were intended to wrong. With
those who know Mr. IsHLER and the
high moral character he has always
sustained, such a story could have no
possible Weight ; but such was the in-
dignation of decent citizens of all par-
ties, who respect honesty and truth ful-
ness and despise the disreputable meth-
ods that would blacken the character
of an hono:able, upright citizen for
political purposes, at the infamy at-
tempted, that they concluded to fasten
the lie to the forehead of the dirty tool
who was circulating it, and to allow
him and his paper to go through the
campaign branded as a WILLING, MALI
This, the statement and affidavit of
Mr. IsuLEr, and the letter of Mr. Ro-
BERT VALENTINE, one of the most hon-
orable, upright and best known Re-
publicans in the county, which we give
in connection herewith, effectually ac-
complishes. They leave Mr. FiepLER,
his paper and the ring that backs him,
in a position that no one will envy,
They brand him the liar that he is, and
leave it for the honest, reputable, de-
cent people of the county to say wheth-
er such methods as the Gazette and its
ring have resorted to shall succeed.
BeLLerontTe, Aug. 27, 1890,
My attention was called to an article
in the Keystone Gazette, of the 15th
inst., and reiterated in the issue of the
same paper, Aug. 22, chargiag that I
had secured my nomination at the
Democratic convention for the office
of Sheriff, by an agreement or deal
with others, whereby I was to pay nine
hundred dollars. It may therefore be
due to those of my friends with whom
I am not personally acquainted and
who are not familiar with the extrava-
gant and untruthful utterances of that
paper, to say that there is not a word of
trath in it, and to emphasize my denial
of the charge I have appended my af-
CenTrE COUNTY, 8. 8:
Before me, a Notary
there is reason for the force and mon.
opoly leaders to become alarmed.
TE Mr Ea.
It Won’t Be Allowed.
The re-election of Rrep must be
made at any cost. There is danger
that he may be defeated without the
employment of extraordinary means to
elect him, and those means are being
furnished. Fat, fresh fried from the
tariff beneficiaries, is being poured into
his district. Several old naval hulks,
which had been found useful before ia
such emergencies, have been put on
the stocks in the Kittery navy yard
and will give employment to some 800
Republican voters until after the elec-
tion, and to make the thing sure 500
vaturalized Democratic voters have
been stricken from the registration list
under the pretense that they were ir-
regularly naturalized.
We guess it will be managed to
squeeze REED through. His defeat
would be such a slur on the sacred
cause of protection that it will not be
allowed even should it take every drop
of fat that can be fried out of the bene-
fited manufacturers to prevent it.
EE ———————
As McKINLEY is going to have
a hard time to secure a re-election he
needs all the outside help he can get
and no doubt with a view to such ex-
traneous assistance he got Secretary
BraINE to telegraph to his convention
endorsing his nomination. But while
the Secretary could be induced to give
such endorsement, he won't endorse
McKiNLEY's tariff bill of which he
Public, of the Commonwealth of Peno-
sylvania, personally appeared Wm. A.
sworn according to law, doth depose
and say, that he pip Not AGREE TO PAY
place, whereby his nomination was secur-
ed or his electionis to be advanced, nor
was he asked to do so by any one.
Sworn and subscribed before me
this 27th day of Aug., 1890.
E. M. BraNcnaRrb,
Notary Public.
BrrLEFONTE, Sept. 2, 1890.
1 have read the statement and affi-
davit of Wm. A. Ishler, above. He
has been farming for me for the
past twenty-two years, and I have
found him perfectly truthful, honest
and reliable in all respects, and I would
not believe that he could be induced to
engage in any disreputable method to
enhance his personal interests in busi-
ness transactions, or for his political
preferment ; and if elected, I have the
tainly do not believe the allegation of
partisan newspapers that Mr. Ishler
payment of money, or the promise of |
knowing that he is a man of rigid in-
tegrity and excellent character.
says, ‘there is not a section or a line in
the entire bill that will open a market |
for another bushel of wheat or another !
barrel of pork.”
——The Daily News, an old and!
well established Republican journal
of Philadelphia,having repudiated Dg-
LAMATER and his boss, has come out
for PArT1s0N.,
| A Matter of Interest to County Tax-
The business
county for the last three years by Re-
publican commissioners has not been
such that the people have reason to
want it prolonced. Great promises
were made of reforms that wonld be
brought about. Pledges were made
that taxation would be substantial re-
duced and that a new leaf would be
turned over in the financial affairs of
the county.
The tax-payers have seen how these
pledges have been kept.
ihere has been a pretense of tax re-
duction, but it has been merely a pre-
It having never been intended
management of the
to be anything more than a juggle to
get votes, the people can see nothing
substartial in the alleged reduction of
the tax rates. But they have seen
the large surplus left in the treasury
by a Democratic board gradually dis-
appear with nothing to show as a good
reason for its disappearance.
Ishler, who being by me first duly, |
: a : |
most implicit confidence in the honest, |
honorable and capable management of Sagan of he onaretie. ig in
the trust committed to his care. I cer- | Ar<ansas. They professed to be cog.
procured his nomination by either the |
position, and I propose to vote for him, |
There were no extraordinary and
necessary expenses to justify the ex-
penditure of the large balance which the
careful and economical management of
Democratic commissioners had left
in the treasury. There were no public
buildings erected. There were not ev-
en decent repairs done to either court
house or jail. The Democratic sur-
plus had in a great measure disappear-
ed before the flood occasioned the ex-
pense of new bridges. The latter have
yet to be accounted for.
Instead of a reduction of the county
debt there has been an actual increase
which all the juggling with figures
can’t disguise.
Under former Democratic adminis-
tration not only a large county debt
was entirely wiped out, but an availa-
ble balance of many thoussnds stood
to the credit of the county. The rate
of taxation was undergoing a real and
not a pretended reduction, and this
cxcellent financial condition was
brought about notwithstanding there
were heavy county expenses in the
erection of bridges and other neces.
sary improvements.
Nothing more is needed than this
contrast to convince the voters of this
county that it is to their interest to
place the commissionera’office again in
Democratic hands by electing the Dem-
ocratic nominees for that office.
Three Years More.
Those who have had occasion to vis-
it the Register’s office of this county,
or have done business there within
the last three years, could not fail to
observe that it was being managed by
an excellent officer. They found that
there was nothing too troublesome for
him to do for those who required his
service, and that he did it promptly,
effectually and in good humor.
It is, indeed, a pleasure to do busi-
ness with Register Rupp, as everybody
will admit who frequents his office,
and, besides, he is one of the most care-
ful of officials. His records are kept
well in hand and entered with a
promptness that bespeaks the pains-
taking and forehanded public officer.
Mr. Rupp displayed these character-
istics from the very beginning of his
career in office. There has been no
slack in his attention to business; no
divergence from his accustomed urban-
ity. He has now had three years of-
ficial experience,and the Democracy who
did a good thing in putting so good a
man in office will give him the reward
of three years more.
EE ————
——Pennsylvania makes the best
exhibit in the census returns in point of
increase of population. She has in-
creased over a million in the last ten
years, Next comes New York with
an increase of over 900,000, and then
Illmios with a gain of between 700,000
and 800,000 ; Missouri shows a gain
of over 600,000, followed by Texas
with a gain of over 500,000. There are
eight States whose respective popula-
tions are over 2,000,000. New York
has over 6,000,000, Pennsylvania over
9,000,000 and Illinois and Ohio both
nearly 4,000,000. The population of
the United States at the time of the
formation of the government was less
than four millions.
— Last week some of the Repub-
lican papers were predicting a great re.
nizant of a combination of opposing
elements that stood a good chance of
knocking the Democrats out entirely
in that State. The result of the eleq-
tion on Monday didn’t confirm this
prediction. The Democrats rolled up
a majority of between 30,000 and 40,-
000, which is about twice as large as
that which they have recently “been
having. Evidently the bayonet bill
and the monopoly bill are not liked
any better in Arkansas than in Ver.
mont and Alabama, as shown by re.
cent elections,
Two Good Men Who Must Be Elected,
The Democracy of the county pre-
sent the same candidates for the Legis-
lature that received the nomination
two years ago. One of them was then
elected ; the other was not.
Mr. Howr, whose election two vears
ago is now followed by a renomination,
proved by his course in the Legisla-
ture that the party made no mistake in
electing him,
He has proved himself to be a faith-
ful representative, who keptin view the
principles of democracy and at the
same time attended to the interests of
bis constituents,
No act or vote of his was inimical
to the welfare of the State,
He was not the tool of any corpora-
tion or monopoly, nor was he a truck-
ler to the money power.
His chief aim and purpose was to
be the servant of his constituents, and
his record sustains this assertion.
The Democrats of the county did
well in electing him the first time.
They will do equally well in sending
him to Harrisburg again.
The nomination two years ago of
the other gentleman now on the legis-
lative ticket was unfortunately not fol-
lowed by his election, For no good
reason, and for no cause supplied by
himself, he was made the victim of a
disaffection in the ranks that sacrificed
other good men on the ticket.
The party owes him redress for the
injustice of two years ago, and we are
confident that this year it will right
the wrong that was then done him.
Mr. McCormick is one of of the best
and most consistent of Democrats 3
a useful and reputable citizen ; an
industrious farmer ; an honest and con-
scientious man,
His intelligence and good practical
common sense fit him for the position
of Representative, and his integrity of
character will prevent him from be-
traying such a delegated trust.
In view of the election of Robert E.
Parrison for Governor it is of the ut
most inportance that a Legislature
should be elected that will assist him in
restoring good and honest government
to Pennsylvania.
None but a Democratic Legislature
will answer this purpose.
Therefore, not only the Democrats,
but such Republicans in the county
as want to see boss rule overthrown
and corporate power restrained, have
an interest in the election of Messrs.
Horr and McCormick.
Mr. Parker Nails a Political Lic.
The following from Mr. Groree E.
PARKER, who was a candidate before
the late Democratic county convention
for the nomination of sheriff, settles ef-
fectually the story which busy-bodies,
who are trying to injure both Mr,
Parker and the Democratic ticket,
have put in circulation :
PurvipsBure, Pa.,, Sept. 1st, 1890.
P. Gray Meek, Esq. :
My Dear Sir :—I have learned that a
report has been circulated in some
parts of the county that I would not
support the candidates nominated at
our late convention. I wish you
would be kind enough to contradict all
such reports through the columns of
the WarcuMaN. Tammno kicker. I am
a Democrat and can and will cheerfully
support the entire ticket. .
Yours very truly,
A ————
Qualified in Every Particular,
It is a matter of great interest to the
people that public money shozld be
entrusied to careful and responsible
men. The Democratic convention of
this county appeared to have had that
fact in view when it made its nomina-
tion for county Treasurer,
In selecting Mr. GraMLEY for that
office the convention picked out a man
in every way competent for and worthy
of the position.
He is an honest man, which iaa
most essential quality in an officer who
has to handle the people’s money.
He is a person of careful and correct
habits, and capable of performing the
duties of the office.
These are the personal qualifications
of the Democratic nominee for Treas-
(er. They cannot be impeached, and
they recommend him to all classes of
His political qualities, which espec-
ially appeal to Democrats, consist in
his unfaltering attachment to the Dem-
ocratic party and support of Democra-
tic principles. There is nothing that
should rightfully interfere with his
getting the vote of every Democrat
in the county,
——Chairman Marrs, of the Inde-
pendent Republican State Committee,
says that the salvation of the Republi-
can party now dependsupon its will-
ingness to punish its own rascals. For
this reason the Independents want to
punish Quay and DEraMATER by de-
feating the Boss and his man at the
same time.
He Deserves the Full Democratic
There is not a worthier candidate on
the Democratic county ticket than W.
GavrLor MogrIsoN, the nominee for
Recorder. He is worthy not only on
account of his goo 1 personal character,
but also by reason of his excellent
qualifications for the office for which
he has been nominated.
In a moral point of view his reputa-
tion is one of the best,
Notwithstanding great disadvantages
he has made his own living from his
boyhood, and at the same time sup-
ported others who were dependent up-
on him. He has made a noble strug-
gle to do his duty, and has done it in a
way that should receive the sympathy
of all who appreciate such conduct.
His fitness for the office is unim-
peachable. Years of service as a
school teacher have imparted an intellj-
gence that adapts him to the perfor-
mance of official duty. No man ever
went into the Recorder's office better
equipped for the service it requires
than is Mr. Morrison. His clerical
efficiency is of a high order, and in
every particular he is fitted for the
He is gentlemanly in his deportment,
which is an essential qualification in a
public officer.
Nothing is wanting in Mr. Morzr-
SON to draw to him the full support
of the party that has nominated
him? His morals are good; he has
been a useful citizen,industriousin his
avocation; he has been faithful to
those dependent upon him ; he is abun-
dantly capable of performing official
service, and he is a man who in per-
forming the duties of the office would
treat the people with affability and pro-
per consideration. Could anything
more be wanting ?
It might be added that a generous
party, that will never willingly do
one ot its faithful members an in-
justice, will avail itself of the- chance
to make reparation for the defeat
which, through no fault of his own,
was inflicted upon Mr. Morrison
three years ago. That arose from a
disordered condition of the party then
existing, which fortunately does not
exist this year, and there is nothing to
prevent the Democracy from giving
their candidate for Recorder a united
and effective support.
The reluctance with which the
Republican Senators give up the Force
Bill for this session is shown by the
resolution of Senator Epmunps for a
re-assembling of Congress some time
atter the November election, and before
the opening ofthe next session in Decem-
ber. The object is to take up the bay-
onet measure in special session and
pass it. There is likely to be such an
expression of the people before that
time as will leave the party managers
but little stomach for bayonet pro-
The campaign of education is
progressing in New York State. The
Tariff Reform League has arranged to
have tariff reform addresses made at
all the county fairs by men competent
to discuss economic questions,and have
invited the Republicans to send their
champions, Fortunately there are no
Tom Rerps ac the agricultural fairs to
gag discussion of the tariff question.
Tinware and the Tariff.
A Showing of Fact That Even the
Blind May See.
Belford’s Magazine.
Scene: A Country Store. Dramatis.
Persone: William Brown, mer-
chant; Jack Johnson, laborer.
Johnson—Good morning, Mr. Brown.
Brown—Good morning, friend John-
son. What can I sell you this morn-
ing ?
Johnson—I want a tin bucket, one
that will hold about a gallon. Want it
for a dinner bucket ; my work is so far
from home that I have to take my din-
ner with me. .
Brown—Well, here is a dinner buck-
et all complete for only 30 cents; how
will it suit you ?
Johnson—Why, it is a very handy
bucket, but something still cheaper will
do me just as well.
Brown—Here is a four-quart covered
bucket which I can sell you for 17 cents.
How does it strike you ?
Johnson—That will do first-rate ; 17
cents seems purty reasonable for a buck-
et like that. I don’t see how they get
‘em up for that price.
Brown—Yes, tinware is rather cheap
You see, we haven’t any tin ore, to
speak of, in this country, or if we have
it has not been discovered, and the duty
on the foreign article being low, enables
manufacturing tinners to give us moder-
ately cheap tinware. >
Johnson—I reckon if they would find
some tin-mines in this country, tinware
would be still cheaper than what it is
Brown—No ; the probabilities are
that it would be higher.
Johnson—How is that ?
Brown—Because the owners of the
newly discovered tin mines would get
congress to puta 650 or 60 per cent
duty on foreign tin for the purpose of
excluding it {rom the American market,
go they could control the tin business in
this country. The result would be to
advance the price of tin plate to about
what the foreign article with dus
ty added would cost. This advance in
ihe price of tinners’ stock would neces-
sarily make tinware considerably high-
erin price’ than itis now. Your tin
bucket would then cost you probably 25
cents more than you have just paid
for it.
Johnson—You think, then, that the
discovery of tin ore in this country
weuld be a misfortune instead of a
Brown—It would certainly result in
the price of tinware being higher than it
is now, and this would certainly be un-
fortunate for those who had to buy it.
The only person who would be benefit-
ed would be the owner of the tin mines.
Johnson--Yes, that’s so. I see now
Low this so-called protection works. It
protects the rich at the expense of the
poor, It benefits the tew by injuring
the many. Kaxawna,
ee —
——The quinine manufactures are
beginning to move upon Congress with
a demand that their product be removed
from the free list. In view of the
numerous outrages upon consumers in
the McKinley bill they have no reason
o be discourag ed,— Record.
—The Tyrone ball club wili play
our team this (Friday) afternoon on the
Bellefonte grounds.
Col. J. L. Spangler will make
the inaugural address at the opening of
new Opera House.
—Quite a number of teachers were
examined by county Supt. Etters, in
Snow Shoe, on Tuesday.
~——The seats tor the opening nights
of the Opera House are going fast. If
you want one you had better secure it
——Thos. Murray, one of Clearfield’s
most prominent lawyers, and ex-Senator
Peale, of Lock Haven, are attending
court here this week.
——Labor day out at Snow Shoe was
observed by the presence of several
bands. John Uzzle, the whole-sow. led
proprietor of the Washington-House,en-
tertained the visitors in royal style.
—If any person desires to at-
tend the State Firemen’s convention,
which will be held on September 18th,
continuing for three days, they can pro-
cure round trip excursion tickets from
Will Hillibush.
——The Woman's Christian Temper-
ance Union of this place intend having
a coffee tent and cart at the Granger's
picnic from which the most delicious
coffee will be served at fivecents per cup.
——Dave Crotty, one of Bellefonte’s
most robust looking young men, has
been ill for the past month and was
taken to the Altoona hospital on Mon-
——1If you miss the opening of the
new Garman Opera House you will miss
one of the chances of your lifeto see a
really first class actor appear in a role
which has won him world wide fame.
——Senator Delamater will probably
spend Sunday next with Gen. Hastings,
at his home, in this place. The Senator
is coming up here to talk to some of
our Republicans who like Mr. Pattison
better than they do him.
——Arthur Musser, of Pittsburg and
his brother Frank, who has been play-
ing ball with the Demorest club of Wil-
liamsport are visiting their parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Emanuel Musser, near State
College this week.
——The rate of fare from Lock Ha-
ven and intermediate points to Philips-
burg to attend the Centre County Vete-
ran Club’s Picnic to-morrow,September
6th, will be 2 cents per mile for distance
traveled. Persons to go on early morn-
ing train and to return on the late even-
ing train.
——The color of the angel that sur-
mounts the fountain in front of the Court
House square has been changed from
green to white, by a coat of paint. A
green angel was rather off color, but it
is questionable whether as white a one
as the painter has made that angelic
figure isn’t a little too dazzling.
——The Louisa Arnot company will
be the second to perform in the Garman
opera house, arrangements having al-
ready been made for their appearance
before a Bellefonte audience to follow
shortly after the Frank Mayo company,
which will be here next week.
——Our distinguished fellow towns-
man, James Schofield, was present, and
made one of the addresses, at the cele-
bration of Labor day by the Knights of
Labor of Osceola. The papers of that
town speak very highly of Mr. Schofield’s
eloquence and sound logic. When a
good speech is wanted a Bellefonter is
nearly always called upon to make it.
——His honor, Judge Krebs, Clear-
field’s impartial president Judge, has
been filling Judge Furst’s place on the
bench here during the past week.
Judge KREBS has many warm friends
here who are always glad to welcome
him to town, and he never holds court
here that he does not add to his
list of admirers, by the impartial, fair
and gentlemanly manner in which he
conducts the court.