Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, September 26, 1890, Image 1

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Deora ac
Ink Slings.
—In regard to the $900 lie FIEDLER
is now saying that some other fellow
said it.
—JouN RUPP has reason to be jolly
over the prospect of the big majority he
is going to get.
—For a lame man GAYLoR MORRI-
soN is making an excellent race. He is
going to get there.
—With two defeats within the brief
space of three months HASTINGS can no
longer be considered‘‘the spoiled child of
—Hze~xDERsON and DECKER’S slouchy
management of the county affairs would
not be improved any by StromM and
—4Love laughs at locksmiths.” Kir-
Gore didn’t laugh, but it may he pre-
sumed that he swore when he opened
the locked door with a vigorous kick.
—The cowardly attack on the drum-
mer boy of Chancellorsville should have
the effect of a reveille in arousing every
veteran in the county to the support of
candidate ISHLER,
—GooDpHART and ADAMS would re-
restore to the Commissioners’ office the
good Democratic management that left
the county treasury with the snug bal-
ance of over thirty thousand dollars.
—The Boss denies that he said he
wanted to know how it felt to own a
Governor. Now since he has got in the
way of denial,why doesn’t he go further
and put in a negative about that treas-
ury theft ?
—The tariff bill having been passed
by the House and Senate with some va-
ri ations, it is now being revised by its
intended beneficiaries, ‘Submitting it
to a conference’ is what they call this
—1In the name of KILGORE there is a
combination of terms expressing death
to tyrants and bloody noses for the fel-
low who happens to be on the other side
of the door summarily opened by
the application of a stalwart Texan
—Governor PATTISON could not have
two assistants in the Legislature who
would be more loyal than J. H. Hort
and Jou~N T. McCorMIicK in backing
him in his efforts to relieve the tax-bur-
dened farmer and pluck-me-store-robbed
—The swelled heads that were pro-
duced by the Republican county con-
vention are beginning to shrink to their
normal size. Their bigness, whichikept
up for so long a time, has materially in-
terfered with the electioneeringjof some
of the candidates.
—This is the period when a lot of con.
ferrees get together and experiment cn
each other’s patience and capacity to
hang on. The experiment 1s frequently
attended with considerable swearing
and not a small amount of drinking.
Those who have been there know how
it is.
—Ttis too bad that the first general
election in which the ladies took part in
the State of Wyoming is declared to be
invalid on accountof a constitutional
defect. They will be sure to charge
some mean male politicians with having
fixed the constitution that way on pur-
—This is the season for hunting.
Probably there couldn’t be a better ob.
ject to hunt for just now than the sur-
plus which the Democrats left in the
county treasury three years ago. As it
is difficult to find, it would afford any
amount of hunting. Sportsmen should
make a note of this.
—~Castor oil, which is the product of
loyal western states, was kindly re-
lieved of tariff taxation by this monopo-
ly congress whose bowels of compassion
were not moved to a similar {treatment
of cotton seed oil which is made in the
South. The old party is in danger of
being physicked by her own tariff medi-
—RyYNDER has for years been the
champion of greenbacks as the proper
circulating medium. As the promoter
of a State Labor ticket, in the employ of
QUAY, he doubtless expects that green_
backs will circulate liberally into his de-
pleted and necessitous pocket book to
compensate him for service rendered the
—It wouldn't have been well to specify
the criminal charges against DELAMATER
any sooner. His withdrawal at an early
period would have stopped much of the
fun which his predicament has afforded
his opponents. Besides, at this late date
it will be difficult for the machine man-
agers to get rid of the load they assumed
in nominating him.
—In his Pittsburg speech INGALLS
spoke of his “distinguished friend, the
taciturn Senator Quay, who says but
little and does a great deal.” As some-
thing for the amusement of those who
know why QUAY is “taciturn’’ ina mat-
ter ofa peculiarly embarrasing character,
that expression alone was worth the
$600 that INGAL Ls got for that speech.
J enocradic
VOL. 35.
1890. NO. 38.
Questions to Candidates.
The miners of the Beech Creek and
Clearfield region, on the occasion of
their meeting on Labor day, adopted
a series of interrogatories to be put to
the candidates for the Legislature in
Clearfield and Centre counties which
involve points of the greatest interest
to those who make their living by their
Among other questions pertinent to
the material wants of the working peo-
ple, the miners ask the legislative can-
didates of both parties in the two
counties, whether they favor the en-
actment of a law prohibiting the em-
ployment of Pinkerton’s detectives in
labor controversies ; whether they
would oppose the repeal of the semi-
monthly payment law ; vote for a re
vision of the mining law and for the
abolishment of pluck-me stores ; favor
ballot reform and equalization cf taxes
and support other salutary neasures
necessary for the benefit and well-he-.
ing of working people ?
No Democratic candidate could de-
cline to answer these interrogatories
in the affirmative. It is a principle of
Democracy todefend the rights and ele-
vate the condition of the laboring mass-
es. There is scarcely a point in these
questions of the miners that was not
favorably covered by the official action
or recommendation of Gov. PATTISON.
There is scarcely an evil or abuse at
which these questions are directed
that has not been favored, or enforced
to the extent of their opportunisy,
by Republican governors and legisla-
tures. The working people can de-
pend with confidence upon their re-
ceiving fair'and just treatment at the
hands of Goy. Parrison, but his action
in their behalf would be limited if he
should not be supported by a Demo-
cratic Legislature, They can depend
with as much confidence upon the leg- upon the executive branch
of a Democratic’ administration of the
working for the benefit of the masses:
will be the complements of each other.
Promises from either Republican
governors or legislators upon these
questions will be delusive and in-
tended only to deceive. They are
interests, as the record of a quarter of
a century abundantly proves. Their
persistent neglect of such measures as
the Knights of Labor in vain attempt-
ed to have passed at the last session of
the Legislature ; their failure to pro-
hibit the pluck-inc store robbery ; their
defeat of free pipe-line bills, tax equal-
ization bills, and anti-discrimina-
tion bills, and their contemptuous re-
jection of a ballot reform bill, furnish
such conclusive evidence of their sub-
jection to corporate and monopoly in-
fluence, and subservience to the power
of political bossism, that any promises
they make to the working people have
no other object than to practice de-
ception for the purpose of getting
their votes.
——We publish in the inside of this
issue the admirable speech of Ex-Gov-
ernor PaTTisoN before the Democratic
Societies assembled at Reading last
week. It is the expression of an earn-
est and honest man which should be
read and well considered by the earnest
and honest men of the State. We in-
vite a contrast between it and the mis-
erable pettifogging campaigning in
which Quay’s candidate is engaged.
a ————
The Game Won't Work.
The decided disposition of the work-
ing people to support ParTIsoNn admon-
ishes the boss managers that some-
thing must be done to turn them in the
direction of the machine candidate.
The men who labor are convinced,
from his past record, that the ex-Gov-
ernor is their friend,and have every rea-
son to believe that if he should be re-
elected their interests would be safe in
his hands to the extent of his official
opportunity and power to protect and
advance them. Thisis why they are
going to vote for Partisow, and this
intention on their part has set the ma-
chine men to devising a scheme that
may distract their purpose and divide
their suffrage,
With this intention Quay is getting
up a Labor ticket which he proposes
to foist upon the working people as
| representing their policy and interest,
with the hope that it may take some of
government of the State, which, in
bound to the corporation and money |
the labor vote that is moving so strongly
in the direction of Pattison. In carry-
ing out this scheme the Boss has se-
lected T. P. RYNDER, of this county,
as manager, who is now in Philadel
phia organizing a Union Labor State
Committee, with the ultimate object of
having a Labor State ticket in the field.
In getting Ry~NDER to do this work
Quay well understands the character
of the agent employed. The Centre
county Labor champion is in. politics
for “revenue only,” and as there will
be an unusual amount of ‘revenue’
afloat for the purpose of electing the
Standard Oil candidate, Ry~xper will
be in clover while managing the Labor
branch of the monopoly campaign.
When the corporations and the big syn-
dicates furnish the campaign fat in un-
limited quantities to elect a Governor
who will maintain their privileges,
RyYNDER won't be backward in getting
his share of the “grease.” That is the
objective point of his solicitude for the
interest and welfare of the working
This scheme of Quay's won’t pro-
duce the desired result. The object
he has in view is well understood in
labor circles, and the laboring people
are well acquainted with the stool-
pigeon he has employed to work his
little game.
Delamater Disqualified.
Many difficulties environ Dgerama-
TER in his candidacy for Governor.
Not the least of them is the objection
to his elegibility on account of his hav-
ing been guilty, when Senator, ofa
violation of the State constitution, the
penalty for which is disqualification to
hold office for a prescribed period.
While acting as State Senator he
was one of the proprietors of a bank
in which money belonging to the State
was deposited and used for the benefit
of the bankers, who were the Senator
and his father. In regard to such a
use of State money the constitution
provides as follows :
The making of profit out of the public mon-
| eys or using the same for any purposes not au-
i thorized by law, by any member of the Gener-
al Assembly,shall be a misdemeanor,and shall
| be punished as may be provided by law ; but
. part of such punishment shall be disqualifica-
tion to hold office for a period of not less than
five years.
The Republican candidate for Gov-
ernor made ‘“‘a profit out of the public
moneys” as a member of the banking
been favored by the treasury ring with
this money for speculative purposes.
He did it while he was “a member of
the General Assembley,” the penalty
for which offense, according to the
constitution, is “disqualification to hold
office for a period of not less than five
This objection to DELAMATER was
raised by the other Republican candi-
dates before his nomination, Hasr-
Nas and the others presented it to the
machine managers as a bar to the nom-
ination of QuaY’s man,but they regard-
ed it as of no consequence, which was
quite natural in politicians wi30 have
always held the constitution in con-
DeramMAaTER himself did not deny his
guilt in the matter, bat he claimed to
have the opinion of the best legal ex-
perts that the disqualification to hold
office arising from his guilt could only
follow a convictionin court. No doubt
be reasoned that when once elected
Governor, and with all the power of
the State government under Quax’s
control,there would be no possibility of
proceedings in the courts against him,
and therefore no reason to apprehend
an enforcement of his disqualification.
This view entirely ignored the dis-
grace of the State having a Gov-
ernor who was plainly and admit-
tedly a violator of its fundamental law.
To the Boss the fact of DELAMATER'S be-
ing such an offender made no difference.
Such an offense is rather the sort of
qualification that Quay. would prefer
in a Governor whom he expects to own.
The Republicans, for campaign
effect, have photographed the vacant
Democratic seats in the House. The
camera turned on the next con-
gress will be likely to show vacan-
cies of Republican seats brought about
by the outrageous proceedings of the
present session. This will be a picture
American people.
firm of Delamater & Son, who had
that will really interest and please the
Hastings’ Speech Modified.
It is now denied that General Hast
INGS said in his Pittsburg speech that
“even if it is true that a Republican
leader did steal money from the State
treasury he would still consider him
better than the best Democrat
A denial is some evidence that the
General and his friends are capable of
seeing what an outrage to decent
public sentiment such an expression
would be. But what is substituted as
having been said by him is not much
of an improvement on the expression
originally attributed to him.
The words that are now put in his
mouth by his friends are to the effect
that if thousands had been stolen from
the State treasury by a Republican
leader it would not bave been as
much as the expense caused by Govern-
or Parrrson’s calling a special session
of the Legislature to pass an apportion-
ment bill.
If this is what General Hasrines
really did say, it shows that his abili-
ty to differentiate between a theft and
the exercise of a legal and proper
fanction by a public officer, is extreme-
ly limited. The comparison is very
inapt in a moral point of view, and has
no force whatever as a logical proposi-
tion. Quay's taking money from the
State treasury was a theft. ParTison’s
calling a special session of the Legisla-
ture was an act required by his offi-
cial obligation. If it took money from
the treasury it was money expended
with the object of doing what the law
required to be done. Thelaw demand:
ed of the Legislature that it should
pass an apportionment bill. It neg-
lected thisduty, adjourning without fal-
filling a positive legal requirement.
Governor Parison called it back to do
what it was clearly its duty to do. It
he had been a weak or indifferent ex-
ecutive, careless of his official obliga-
tiong-—or if he had been of the style of
Quay and the other Republican ma-
chine managers who have no regard
for Jaw or constitution——he would: have
given himself but little concern about
the enforcement of the law’s command.
But he called the Legislature back to
duty because he felt it to be his duty
to do so.
If that body failed to perform this
duty when it was recalled, and fritter-
ed away the whole of the summer
without passing an apportionment bill,
it was to be blamed for the failure
and the attending expense, and not the
Governor. He is to be the more high-
ly commended for his determination to
have the Legislature do what was re-
quired of it by both constitution and
To attempt to palliate treasury theft
by comparing it with an expenditure
of public money for a proper object and
from a proper motive, is to hold the
moral sencment as well as the intelle.
gence of the public at a very low
estimate. ’
INeaLLS, the big mouthedifellow who
did a little job for Quay by making a
speech for his man DELAMATER in
Pittsburg some days ago, has been de-
tected in playing the gouge game on
the Kansas farmers, In the investiga -
tion of the deiunct Abilene bank its
President testified that INgaLLs had
deposited $10,000 in the bank for specu-
lation on his private account. With
this money the notes of distressed farm-
ers were purchased at a discount of 36
per cent, and INGaLLs is now collect-
ing both the principal and extortionate
interest on these notes. Certainly he
is a nice character to come into
Pennsylvania and tell its people how to
——Congressman KENNEDY insists
upon the truth and propriety of his
strictures on the character of Mar
Quay. On Wednesday the question
of allowing his speech to go on the
Record came up again in the House,
and he declared his determination to
stand by what he said concerning
Quay, and asked that his speech be
put on the Record unchanged, or not
at all. The servile House paid a tri-
bute to the Boss's rascality by deter-
mining not to allow KENNEDY'S just
excoriation to become a part of the
record of its proceedings.
—The Quay collar numerously ap-
peared in Philadelphia this week ata
gathering of henchmen who called them-
selves a convention of Republican clubs.
' An Outspoken Colored Man.
James W. H. Howagrp, a reputable
and intelligent colored citizen of Har-
Committee of the Colored State League
of Pennsylvania, is doing some effec-
tive work among the colored voters of
customed to look upon the colored vo-
ters as political chattels belo nging to
the Republican party, it may sound
strange to hear of a Colored Democrat-
ic League, but to the more intelligent
and independent colored men the neces-
sity and expediency of such an organ-
ization are becoming quite apparent.
Such men as Mr. Howarp are
fully convinced of this. They fail to see
the validity of the claim thatthe Repub-
ican party is their friend, but have
abundant reason to believe that the
interest which that party takes in them
does not extend further than the use
it may make of them. They see
that in the Democratic South the con-
dition of the negro, and the considera-
tionithat is accorded him, are far in ad-
vance of anything allowed him in the
North where about the only privilege
he enjoys is’ the privilege of voting
the Republican ticket and keeping in
office a set of machine politicians
who have not liberality enough to ac-
cord to their colored supporters the
slightest official favors.
Mr. Howarp denounces Quay and
his methods, and tells his colored breth-
ren that they will elevate themselves
in the political scale by opposing him
and his candidate for Governor.
——The importers are making a
great rush to get their goods in from
Europe before the McKinley tariff goes
into operation, to escape the increased
duties which that measure imposes.
This is a singular proceeding on the
part of the American dealers if it is
true, as the tariff supporters ha¥> all
along claimed, that the foreign Jro-
ducers who send the goods here pay
the duties. The increased duties, as is
the case with all tariff exactions, will
come out of the pockets of the Ameri-
can consumers, the importers being
compelled to raise prices to reimburse
themselves for the increased tariff cost.
APPRECIATED.—During the absence of
the editor of the WATCHMAN at the
Senatorial conference in Tyrone, his as-
sistant takes the liberty of clipping the
following which the Altoona Tribune, of
Thursday, says in speaking of the con-
ference and the candidates before it :
“As a nomination in the district is
equal to an election, the plum is worth
seeking after. For good, faithful service
and honesty in party work,a straight-for-
ward, don’t-care-whose-toes-are-tramp-
ed-upon as long as we believe ourselves
to be right, we are strongly in favor of
the nomination of Peter Gray Meek, of
Bellefonte Democratle = Watchman
fame, and we earnestly hope the confer-
ence will come to our way of thinking.
If a Democrat is to survive, give us the
blue blood, and we will know where to
find him.”
——The dissolution of the Knights
of Labor organization would be a pub-
lic calamity. It would be likely to be
followed by a rapid growth of social-
ism, which is the euphemistic term for
anarchism. A large class of working:
men, who have been encouraged by
the hope that organization would en-
able them to hold their own against
favored and protected wealth, would be
led to look to the breaking up of social
order as the only means of relieving
their situation by giving them a chance
to secure something from the general
-—Never was there an attempt made
to restrain the freedom of the people's
representatives by lock and key until
czar REgp tried that tyranical expe-
dient last week. The gag was to be
supplemented by locked doors, but
KiLcore’'s foot asserted the liberty
of the House which a petty tyrant es-
sayed to restrain by a method of im-
—The experiments by the German
military authorities with a gun thatshot
fifty times in a minute, do not encour-
age the hope that peace will continue to
extend her white wings over Europe
much longer. ‘When nations are pro-
viding themselves with guns that go off
that fast it is pretty certain that they
entertain a p. d. q. intention of shooting
their enemies.
risburg,and chgirman of the Executive
the State. To those who have been ac-
sSpawls from the Keystone,
—Punxutawney’s pride is ‘a five-legged
—Lancaster county’s tobacco crop is better -
this year than ever before.
—An Allentown dog sold for $3 an ounce:
It weighed only 26 ounces. .
—A law suit is in progress at Norristown oy-
er the ownersbip of six chickens.
—Twenty-four hundred cases of leaf tobacco
were sold last week by Lancaster dealers,
—A woman nurse’ attending Mrs. Wuchter,
the Whitehall faster, says she is bewitched.
—Heavy shipments of potatoes to Philadel-
phia continue from Berks and Lehigh
—A white rabbit with long, wooly hair was
caught recently by J. 8. Fleckinger, of Mor-
—Only union men are received in a Pitts.
burg boarding-house which is patronized by
—Rev. Russel Stewart, of Danbar, picked
tbree crops of bunch beans from the same
—A man was arrested at Greensburg for
stealing a number of sealskin sacques from ga
freight car.
—Of the $211 collected for the sufferers from’
the Dunbar mine accident $153 was raised at
—The pumping engine at the Friedensville
zinc mines forces nearly 150,000 gallons of water
per minute.
—A Pittsburg minister condemned the .
Kreutza Sonata, but upheld many of the senti~
ments in it.
—Burglars robbed the store of Ira Bromsey,
at Manheim, ofa large lot of jewelry early
the other morning.
—The biggest pipe in the world is being
laid to pump natural gas into Pittsburg. It is
36 inches in diameter.
—The Lutheran synod in session the past
week at Columbia adjourned to meet at Mids
dleton in 1891.
—Rev. J. Dillon, editor of the Scottdale Hers
ald, is a relative to John Dillon, arrested on
Saturday in Ire and.
—Atthe funeral of Abraham Laubach, of
Easton, on Wednesday afternoon, his four song
acted as pall-bearers.
—Isaac Tyson, a Norristown horse-dealer
had his shoulder pulled out of place by a res.
tive horse he was holding.
—Ten thousand tons of rock and ore in an
old mine at Rittenhouse Gap fell a few days
ago, and made a hole 200 feet deep.
—The sale of Sunday papers is restricted at
Altoona, and an effort is being made to have
the trains and railroad ears stopped.
—Abraham Drey and his wife, of Friedens.
burg, died within a few hours of each other
last week and were buried together in a single
grave. if
—Mrs. Adam Wuchter, of Whitehall, passed
the 169th day of her enforced fast last Sunday
and there was no material change in her con
dition. .
—Mrs. Rebecca Hanna, of Cecil county,
Md., has entered a suit for $5000 damages for
libel against the owners of the Lancaster
—A Philadelphia girl staying at Highland
Lake picked up a small rattlesnake a few days
ago and the reptile never made the least at-
tempt to bite her. '
~The fair at Cochrantown had to be aband«
oned on account of the sudden rise of a stream
which flooded the grounds. The goods were
removed in boats. '
—Dr. Jonas Wiland, living near Allentown
who for the past fifty years has been practic.
ingin veterinary surgery, died on Tuesday
night, aged 72 years.
~The fourth conference of the Lutheran
ministerium, made up of delegates from Lane
caster, Dauphin and Lebanon counties, is in
session at Millersville.
—A traveler alighted at’ the Easton station
and his train went off without him. He pro
ceeded to drown his sorrow, and gotso full
that he was soon arrested.
—Charles Henninger, a leading Democratig
politician and one of che wealthiest farmers of
Lehigh county, died suddenly near Henners.
ville on Thursday night of apoplexy.
—Some candidates for naturalization gq
Reading displayed such ignorance of tha
United States government that Judge Erdlich
refused to grant the necessary papers.
—Edward Fagley, aged 60 years a resident
ot Pottstown, was killed Tuesday evening by
attempting to cross the Reading Railroad
track beneath a coal train which started while
he was under it.
—It is now asserted that the ghost of Barthol«
omew, hanged atthe Easton county prison
for the murder of Washington Dillard, visits
the jail the first night following each new
—Peter Danoka, an Hungarian boarding boss
and twenty of his countrymen, left Hazleton
for Hungary last week. Donako carried with
him $33000, the savings of six years as board =
ing boss.
--While assisting his father in making cider
Harry Rohn, a 12-year old son of Asa Rohn,
living near Catasanqua, was caught injthe press
and had his legs so badly crushed that he
died soon after.
—William E. Patterson, President of the
Common Council of York, who accidentally
fell into the cellar of a new hotel being erected
on Centre Square on Sunday evening last, died
of his injuries on Tuesday.
—Mrs. Elizabeth McHugh, while trying ta
save her cow from an approaching coal train
near Cork Lane Station, Lackawanna county?
was mangled to death by a special train, the
approach of which she did not hear.
—Samuel Boley was given a hearing in Pitts.
burg on the charge of assaulting Mrs. John
O'Neil by kissing her. He is alleged to have
agreed to pay $1000 to her husband, to whom
he gave $500, but made default on his note for
—George Young, one of a gang of three men
who were “shoving the queer” in $2 bills, is in
the prison at Media awaiting a call from Judge
Butler. He and two companions did the job
in Chester during the gonvention of volunteer
—Rabbi T. A. Moses, of New York city, 60
years old, who has been conducting the ser«
vices of the Hebrew congregation at Hun
tingdon during the past week, was stricken
with apoplexy on Tuesday night immediately
after dismissing the congregation and died at
—During an electric storm on Tuesday
evening the barn of John I. Force, Upper
Providence township, Montgomery county,
was siruck by lightning and destroyed ; fifty
telephones were thrown out of service at Nor.
ristown by the connections being burned, and
much damage to shrubbery was done at Flours