Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, September 12, 1890, Image 1

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Ink Slings.
—Kexxepy's indictment of Quay
may be excluded from the records of
congress, but it can’t be erased from the
minds of the people.
—Probably DELAMATER’S object in
coming to Dellefunte was to get to a
nice quiet piace where he wouldn't be
disturbed by visitors.
—It would be really a pity if the
amusement of the campaign should be
interrupted by the withdrawal of QuAaY’s
candidate for Governor,
—“Raum”’ is the German for cream,
His knowing how to use Raum may
account for LEMONS getting tke creamn
of the pension busin iss.
—1If the Scranton 7Yuth hadn't talked
out about DELAMATER as it has, it
wouldn't have deserved its name. There
is only one side on which truth can hold
up its head in this contest.
—They are having a Hicu old time
in Reading over the post office question.
One of the contending factions declares
that it would tea low piece of political
Lusiness to make HicH post master.
—DELAMATER’S promise to drop
QUAY after the election will fail to have
the intended effect. The people have
made up their minds that the most effec-
tual way of dropping the Boss is to
“drop his candidate.
—KEeNNEDY, the incisive excoriator
of MAT Quay, thinks there has been
“too much billing and cooing.” Evi-
dently this bold Ohio man doesn’t want
any turtle dove business in handling the
great corruptionist.
— Lightning from a clear sky was a
phenomenon that startled the people of
Altoona the other day. The Quay
people will be subjected to a similar
surprise later on in the season-—say
about the first week in November.
~The heads of some of the Republi-
can county nominees, which became
swel‘ed at the time of the county con-
ventivn, and continned in an enlarged
condition for several weeks, are being
gradually reduced to their normal size,
—FIEDLER wants to know how he
ould hae known anything about the
$900 charge against Mr. TsHLER if some
Demoerat hadn't told him? What a
question toube "asked by a fellow who
Has su rkable talen} in inventing
campaign ?
—The Harrisburg Telegraph cays
‘there are no evidences of a landslide
to ParrisoN.” Its confidence equals
that of the contemporary of Noam
who eouldn’t see anything more than a
passing shower in the downpour that’
produced the Deluge.
—If Vermont could have been hauled
over to the sea-coast where a choice se-
lection of old naval hulks could have
been made available for political use
on her sacred soil, there is no question
that the size of her Republican majority
would have been gloriously maintained,
—Even if Joux L. BUTLER wasn’t
so inconsequential a character his revolt
against PATTISON would nevertheless be
a laughable affair from the circumstance
that his only connection with the Demo-
cratic party was through an office for
which he was indebted ta the mistaken
kindness of Senator WALLACE.
—The reduction in the tsx rate in
this county by the present Republican
board of county commissioners 1s as
invisible as is the surplus which was
left in the tréasury by their Democratic
predecesssors. A glimpse’ of either of
them is impossible even with the assist-
ance of a binocular microscope.
—The River and Harbor bill has been
sent to Cresson for the signature of the
President. At that point his Excellency
has almost within sight an object lesson
in the far-famed Kiskiminitas, demon-
strating the necessity of using the pub-
lic funds for the improvement of the
navigable waters of the country.
— When candidate Worr’s military
record is boasted of by his supporters
it might be well enough to remind them
that there are other kinds of records
that are of some account in estimating
the worthiness of a candidate. Mr.
IsHLER has not only a record for mili-
tary service but also for sobriety.
—The lying dispatches to the Press
about outrages at the Arkansas election
were copied with scrupulous fidelity by
the country organs and will never be
contradicted in their columns. In the
meantime their deluded readers are
firmly convinced that the Democrats of
the South employ the heft of their time
in gunning for niggers.
—The Philadelpma Inquirer is quite
sure that protection and free trade are
“battling together” on the soil of Penn-
sylvania in this gubernatorial contest.
They have had heretofore equally ex-
citing skrimmages in battling for the
municipal offices of Philadelphia. It js
wonderful how they can be made to
square off and hit out from the shoulder
at each other when the Republicans
want to carry an election.
VOL. 35.
Bewildered Tariffites,
The average Republican intellect
must be in a somewhat bewildered
state on the subject of protection. Two
years ago, when Grover CLEVELAND
recommended the reduction of exces.
sive tariff rates, which were admitted
to be too high by even Republican au-
thorities, a howl was raised all along
Presidents object was free trade. He
was explicit in stating in his message
that care should be taken to preserve
such a measure of protection as was
in this country and in Europe, and that
reduced in order to prevent the trusts
and monopolies from robbing the con-
sumers, There was no free trade what-
ever in this proposition. Ite merely
suggested the equalization of the tariff
benefits. But the howl of “free trade’
was raised nevertheless, and there
wasn’t a tariff fanatic in the Republi
can ranks who wasn’t worked up to the
belief that the President of the United
States and Lie whole Democratic party
had entered into a conspiracy to destroy
the manufacturing industries of the
The victims of this delusion must be
considerably surprised just now to hear
that two of the leading lights of Re-
publicanism are advocating measures
which are absolutely free trada in their
character compared with anything
CLEVELAND recommended concerning
the tariff. Bramxg wants to establish
a state of trade with South America
which will allow the productions of
that region to come into our ports free
of duty. He calls its reciprocity, but
a change of name does not alter the
fact that in effect it would be free trade.
As if ambitious of not being outdone
in a progressive movement by a rival
whom he has not much love for, Joux
SHERMAN sees GuUAINE and goes him
one better in the reciprocity business
by proposing such free and easy com-
mercial relations with Canada as would
allow the coal, lumber, and agricaltu-
ral productions of the Dominion to
come across the border without paying
a cent of duty. Of course these pro-
positions involve the taking of our
productions in return by South Ameri-
ca and Canada, but what is that but
free trade? With such a change of
base on the tariff question by two of
the party's most trusted leaders, in
ties of the regular old-line Republican
be in but that of bewilderment ?
The people of Pennsylvania were
not thrilled with indignation by the at-
tack which ‘congressman KeNNEDY
made upou’ their most prominent Unit-
ed States Senator and conspicuous po-
litical leader. His assailant called him
a criminal—a self-confessed criminal
—yet the anger of the old Keystone
State was not aroused to any perceptible
extent. It is strange that this indiffer-
ence should exist under such an ag-
gravating assault on the great Pennsyl-
vania statesman, particularly after the
convention of the dominant party in
the State had vouched for his being
a very exemplary public character.
Burning the Marks Into His Hide.
Congressman KEeNNEDY, of Ohio, a
virulent Republican partisan, became
8) enraged at QuaY’s choking off the
Force Bill in the Senate that he lost
control of his feelings last week and
allowed himself to express’ his’ true
opinion of the great Republican cor-
ruptionist in language whose force was
equalled only by its truth,
On the floor of the House and under
the eye of a. Republican presiding of
ficer, the indignant Ohio man compar-
ed the chairman of the Republican Na-
tional Committee to Jupas Isoarior,
and denounced him as a self-convicted
criminal whose silence under charges
inculpating his public character was
an admission of his guilt.
This onslaught on the man who sup-
plies the Republicans of Pennsylvania
with their candidate: for state officers,
evoked no dissent from the Republican
members who heard it, and no reproot
from the presiding officer in whose
presence it was made. Coming as it
did from a Republican member, it cau-
terized the tattoo marks into the pachy-
dermal hide of Pennsylvania's Repub-
lican Boss.
the party line that the Democratic |
pari) i
required by the relative rates of wages |
only the duties beyond this should be |
what condition can the reflective facul-.
| The conduct of some of the Repub-
ican organs in regard to the recent
"Arkansas election was extremely rep-
.rehensible. They did not hesitate to
! resort to the most outrageous lying in
"attributing the increased Democratic
The Outrage Mill and Tts Usual Grist.
majority to outrages committed upon
| the Republicans,
The day after the election the col-
| uns of these papers contained special
telegrams from Arkansas representing
{ that a veritable hell had been in ope-
ration in that state on the day of the
election, of which the Republican vo-
victims, It
Democrats had murdered their oppo-
| bents, that ballot boxes had been stuff:
ed or destroyed, and the usual grist of
the outrage mill was embodied in the
terrible details.
lt is quite evident that the parties
employed to send these dispatches had
been instructed as to the kind of elec-
tion news that was wanted from that
quarter, and had faithfully carried out
their instructions.
It now appears that there is not the
slightest evidence to sustain these
reports of political outrages in Arkan-
sas. The Associated Press dispatches,
which may be considered reliable and
responsible, make no mention of irreg-
ularities in which Democrats were
engaged. They did, however, mention
the circumstance of ove man being
killed in a political row, and that he
was a Democrat, a brother of a
Democratic candidate for Sheriff, the
supposition being that the Republican
candidate was his slayer. It also
transpired that on the day after the
election the Governor of the state found
it necessary todisband a negro military
company at Little Rock whose mem-
bers were making threats against the
whites. Beyond these instances of
violence there is no evidence that the
election in Arkansas was different in
its incidents from elections held in
northern states. ;
But 1t suited the purpose of those
who want the bayonet to Le used at
‘southern elections to represent that
such a state of affairs exists in Arkan-
sas as requires the employment of that
military implement. The Democratic
majority in that state went up from
15,000 last year to nearly 40,000 this
year, Here was presented a fine
chance to put the old outrage mill in
operation, in utter disregard of the fact
i ye
i ters, white and black, had been the
1 y
{ 1
i was reported that the
the Republican majority in Vermont
are almost obliterating the vot? of that
party in the Southern States.
——The English ' authoritiés’ are
making preparations to take the cen-
‘sus of the United Kingdom which will
be done next year, the enumeration of
the British people being taken every
ten years, and always the year after
the Americans have been enumerated.
This, work is done in Great Britain
with great accuracy and celerity, it
never requiring more than one day to
complete it. They do not attempt to
overload their census with matters
of information that are of no practical
account, and, as it is never intended for
political use, there is no temptation to
doctor it.
EN ——
' A Natural Sequence.
There can
sion concerning the refusal of the Law.
rence county grand jury to indict the
four delegates who at the congressional
conference sold their votes to the
managers of MocDowerL's candidacy.
It is not unreasonable to conclude that
that jury was “fixed.” There was am-
ple evidence that the offense had been
committed. In fact the delegates con-
fessed their guilt. That they had sold
out was a matter of notoriety. Yet the
grand jury not only ignored the bill
against them, but gave their offense
additional sanction my making the
prosecutor pay the costs. Meanwhile
MoDoweLt, who obtained his nomina-
tion by such means as he would em-
ploy to secure the ownership of a
bullock in the shambles, continues to
be the nominee of the party and will
receive its support. In a region like
Lawrence and Beaver counties, pervad-
| ed by the Quay style of politics, a cor-
| rupted jury may be considered the nat-
{ ural sequence of a corrupted political
' conference, if it be necessary to sustain
the latter by the former,
that the same influences which reduced
be but one conclu- |
Blackguards of Different Kinds.
In successive issues of his paper,
Daxa, of the New York Sun, has
printed a mutilated picture of Canvox
the Dirty, with the object of focussing
public attention upon the Illinois
blackgrard. Such an attempt to pillo-
ry the foul fellow who drove the ladies
from the gallery of the Ifouse by his
obscene talk, would be appreciated by
the public 1t it were made by some one
else than the editor of the New York
The sense of fitness that belongs to
the generality of readers fails to dis-
cern in DANA a proper censor of black-
guardism, Iis persistent vilification
of Grover CLEvELAND shows him to
be a more reprehensible blackgnard
than the man who inadvertently let
glipa dirty remark in the heat of de-
There are different kinds of black-
guardism, Dana's differs from Cax-
NON's In that it is more brutal if not as
dirty. Can any one form a conception
of anything more atrocious than the
continued hounding of Mr. CLEVELAND
after his retirement from public office
has removed every excuse for a decent
enemy to attack him, and his private
position should shield him against
even his most malicious foe.
The unremitting blackguardism with
which Dana continues his attacks on
CLEVELAND in private hfe has no par-
allel in journalism, and it is the more
obnoxious to the public sense of de-
cency forthe reason that it is known
to receive its inspiration from so igno-
ble a source as personal malice,
Brutal Dana is not the proper per-
son to pillory dirty Cannon for being a
ee —
A Poor Showing.
Zhe census has made a poor showing
for the farmers of Ohio. There isa
marked decline in the value of farm
lands, yet the conditions in that State
are such’ that if there is any benefit for
farmers in a high tariff it ought to
make its appearence there. Ohio. is
full of protected maunufactories.
centers of manufacturing industry are
numerous and large. It should be the
the ideal locality for the profitable
home market that is said to be produc-
ed by protection.
Yet in the face of all this there has
been a wide-spread decrease in farm
values, showing a depressed condition of
agricultural interests. ‘The Ohio farm-
er is losing money in the decline of
the value of his land.
For example, in Wayne county, one
of the richest agricultural districts in
the State, the value of farm land has
degreased 14} per cent in the last ten
years. In Franklin county, where the
population has increased 70 per cent
since 1880 on account of the activity
of manufactures, the census shows ag-
ricultural land to be worth $1,138,386
less than it was ten years ago. The
same depreciation has taken place in
all parts of the State, while the mort-
gage indebtedness has by no means de-
creased in proportion. As far as an
estimate may be made from the census
reports already returned, there has
been a decrease of at least $80,000,000
in the value of land in the State in
the last decade. i
"In these facts it is difficult to discern
where the benefits of protection to the
agriculturists have been coming in,
Stranger Things Have Happened,
It would be a miracle it Allegheny
county should go Democratic this year,
but miracles sometimes happen and it
looks as if thisis going to be a favora-
ble year for their occurrence in politics.
The revolt against DeLaMATER showed
its first and strongest symptoms in Al-
legheny county, and instead of “blow-
ing over,” as was confidently expected
by the machine men, the revolt is ex-
tending, and the symptoms of disaffec-
tion are really dismaying the mana-
gers. The difficulty does not spring
from personal grievances or factional
misunderstanding, but it comes from
an uprising of the decency and self-re-
spect of the party against the intoler
able personal rule of the bosses.
Five of the Republican newspapers
of Pittsburg are making war on Dgra-
MATER, giving reasons for their opposi-
tion which can’t fail to have s power-
ful effect upon the result. From being
one ofthe strongest Republican counties
in the State Allegheny this year has
been converted into debatable ground.
The |
1890. NO. 36.
Replete With Significance.
The declaration of the Lincoln In-
dependendent Republican Committee
of Philadelphia against the Quay domi-
nation and the Delamater candidacy
is a most significant deliverance. It is
not the petulent expression of disgrunt-
led politicians, nor the flighty address
of cranky doctrinaires, but the earnest
appeal pf intelligent, conscientious and
substantial Republicans for the assis
tance of their party brethren in retriev-
1g the old commonwealth from he
low political condition to which long
subserviency to the personal rule of
corrupt political bosses has reduced it.
The fifty-eight reputable citizens and
high minded men who sign this ad-
dress and in plain language declare
that the good name of the State, and
its redemption from the disgrace afd
injury of corrupt political domination,
require the defeat of Quay’s candidate
tor Governor, include some of Phila-
delphia’s leading clergymen, physi-
cians, professors, lawyers, manufactur
ers and merchants—all of them Repub-
licans and all moved by a determina-
tion to do what is in their power to
rescue their party in the State from the
evil influences which have so long con-
trolled it. Among them are the pro-
prietors of the Baldwin locomotive
works, and’ such other conspicuous
manufacturers as Epwarp T, STEEL,
Joux T. BaiLey, Georce C. Brapoy
and Georce D. Brourey, who brush
aside the deception that is attempted to
be practiced by the machine managers
in representing that the tariffis involv.*
ed in a contest for better state govern-
The declaration of the Lincoln eom-
mittee against Duragater and in
favor of ParrisoN furnishes the most
| striking exemplification of the spirit
| of reyol that prevails among that class
| of Rephiblicans who care more for the
{ honor and good governmeat of their
. State tlian they do for uninterrupted
| party success attended by uninterrupt-
“ed boss rule.
: er ————
——~Gireat disgust prevails in con-
‘ gressman CanNoN’s district on account
of his having shot off his mouth on
the floor of the House in such a dirty
style. The discovery that they have
a very low sort of a fellow to represent
them has aroused a determination
among the decent people of the district
to supply his place with a gentleman.
As the Republicans are more directly
concerned, they being responsible for
the presence of Canyox’s foul mouth
in congress, this feeling is more pro-
nounced among them than among the
Democrats, and for that reason no.less
in his district are clamoring for the
party to drop him and nominate some-
body who will not deem it necessary to
intrude obscenity into the discussion of
public questions. :
EE —————— :
——When President 'Creveranp
went out of the Presidential office his
administration left a surplus of nearly
a hundred millions of dollars in the
treasury of the government... Where is
that surplus now? Speaker Regp, in
his speech at Boston, with a frankness
that looked as if he regarded lavish
expenditure of the public funds as
something to be proud of, admitted
that the surplus had disappeared. The
lican congress to scatter the money
wrung from the people by oppressive
taxation, was made the subject of com-
placent comment by the Speaker, who
proposes to replenish the exhausted
treasury by giving the tariff serew
another twist.
I —
——Probably because Republican
congressman MILLIKEN, of the Third
Mainedistrict,had been elected two years
ago by a majority of 6,531, he thought
his party so strong in the district that
the certainty of his re-election would
not be impaired by his appearing at
the Republican meeting in Waterville
last Friday so drunk that he had to be
led from the platform by his friends.
With such a majority no doubt he
considered it entirely safe to appear
before his constituents in a state of
beastly intoxication, It wasn’t to be
expected that he would sufier defeat
in consequence, butina prohibition state
like Maine there ought to have been a
shrinkage of MILLIKEN'S majority on
account of the disgraceful spectacle he
made of himself. "Unfortunately, how-
ever, he got there just the same.
than.a dozen Republican newspapers |
numerous ways adopted by the Repub- |
Spawls from the Keystone,
—York has 5337 voters.
—Couples at Coalton do their courting on the
—Ducks bid fair to be plentiful along the
~The Norristown post office yields a month.
ly profit of $8000.
—Two Venango county White Caps have
been sent to jail.
—A Lancaster restaurateur sold 1500 sand.
wichies on Labor Day.
—Twenty-two farms will be sold at Sheriffy
sale in Montgomery coun ty soon.
—Box cars on the Pennsylvania Railroad
will hereafter be fitted out with air-brakes.
—Thousands of bushels of potatoes are re.
ported as having rotted in the fields of Schuyl-
kill county.
—Eugene J. Sharadin,a Reading bank clerk,
has traveled 50,000 miles in collecting 16,000
Indian relies.
—The registration of voters of the city of
Lancaster shows 8206 voters, a large increase
over last year.
—Four countles «f this State are free from
bonded debt—Erie, Mercer, Forest snd Law.
—An Altoona’ policeman has distinguished
himself by arresting a child for stealing §
—Pittsburg natural gas supply companies
maintain that they will be able to fulfill their
—Henry Fink, aged 50 years, droppedd ead
of heart disease at Catasauqua on, Monday
while digging a well.
—Joseph Lump, a half-witted lad at Towan-
da, has confessed to firing a number of mills
where he was refused work.
—Wahile attempting to jumpa fence a horse
at Salisbury became impaled, and remained
in its painful posiiion all night.
—A noisy intruder at an Allentown Salvation
Army meeting was set upon by the entire bate
talion and taken to the lock-up.
—The Board of Charities will aid the Trus.
tees of the Norristown Asylum to secure State
aid to enlarge the institution.
—The registration of voters in Lancaster
county shows 39,620 names on the list, a gain
of 506 over the registration of 1889.
—Both the High and anti-High factions
claim to have carried the Republican primary
election in Berks county on Saturday.
—A storm passed over Quarryville on Sature
day night, and lightning killed three horses
of Charles W. Pusey in a pasture field.
—Complaint is heard at Reading because
President Nagle, of the School Board, runs the
meetings in true “Speaker Reed style.”
—Seven colored men, a colored woman, and
‘a white man were arrested in South Chestep
on the charge of keeping speak-easies.
—Hog cholera has within a few days dis-
patched sixty hogs in Heidelberg and Marion,
Berks county, and attacked many animals,
—A dispute as {to the ownership of some
ducks at York was settled by freeing the birds
and allowing them to take their own course,
—Peter Meitzler, an eccentric person q
Lock Haven, is having a life sized statue of
himself made to be placed in his cemetery lot,
—David Robinson, a. colored resident of
West Chester, has been nearly blinded by a
handful of red pepper thrown by a love-lorn
—Jeremiah K. Grant, ex-District Attorney,
of Reading, is to be tried at once on four
charges of bribery, extortion and taking illes
gal fees.
—On Monday almost an acre of land over an
{ abandoned part of the Gap nickel mines, own.
ed by Joseph Wharton,
caved in.
—William Ellis, a lad caught stealing from
his employer, a Norristown jeweler, invested
all his stealings in perfumery and. musical
instruments. :
of Philadelphia,
—Joseph R. Wood, aged 75 years, one of (the
oldest coal operators aad residents of Schuyl-
kill county, died at Pottsville on Monday of’
internal hemorrhages.
—David Hopter, of Pottstown, picked up a
rattlesnake afew days ago to examine it, when
the reptile bit him. Hopter sucked the wound
and experiened no bad results. !
—Fifty Hungarians, employed at Shenans
doah, left last week to return to their native
country. They have accumulated money
enough to live without work.
—Doylestown ducks are addicted to dissipas
tion. They eat the tomato refuse from a seed
establishment which has undergone fermentgs
tion, and get beastly drunk.
—Rev. Dr.. Ambrose Rondthaler, pastor
emeritus of the Moravian church at Bethles
hem, died this week, aged 78 years. He was
the oldest Mason in the Lehigh Valley.
—Miss Lenhart, of Philadelphia, now visite
ing at Lehiguton, killed three copperhead
snakes, one after the other, one day last week,
When a fourth appeared. she screamed and .
--Mrs. Charles Crowther, of Upland, expired
suddenly on Tuesday evening while at supper,
Five minutes previous she had gone to the
street and bought a watermelon from a huck-
—At Chambersburg John Rhodes was ac»
| guitted of the charge of murdering William
Rhodes, his nephew,whom he shot and Killed
last April, the jury believing he did it in self
—J. H. Spangler, of Fontana, Lebanon coun.
ty, three years ago brought a sprout of a ban”
ana tree from Florida and planted it. It has
grown to a height of twelve feet and has
leaves five feet long.
—(. Frank Miller is believed to have caused
the congestion of brain of which he died re.
cently by overexerting himself rescuing the
wounded from the late disaster on the Mount
Pleasant Gravity Railroad.
—The office of the General Superintendent
of the Pennsylvania Railroad at Altoona was
struck by lightning from a clear sky on Mon
day,causing a loss by fire of from $2000 to $3000
and delaying trains for a little while.
—While a five year old son of Alban Bucks
ingham, of Mount Pleasant, near Kennett,
was drawing his father’s loaded gun across the
floor on Saturday, it went off and entered the
child’s stomach, and before medical assistance
could be rendered the child was dead.
—All the jurors drawn by the Cameron
county authorities from which to select a pane
el to try Albert Miller for the murder of Chris-
tian Prum were dismissed by Judge Mayer on
the motion of the defense, upon the ground
that they had been irregularly and illegally
drawn. This is the second postponement of
the trial npon technicalities,