Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, October 24, 1890, Image 1

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Ink Slings.
—Candidate DELAMATER begins ‘‘the
aggressive” by trying to lie out of his
bad treatment of a crippled soldier.
—The only question in regard to the
Republican OYSTER in this congression-
al district is whether he shall be broiled
or scalloped.
—The success of PATTISON 1s only a
quastion of getting out the full'Democra-
tic vote and keeping within bounds the
operation of the boodlers.
— When the polls close, that OYSTER
will be found at the very bottom of the
tureen. There will hardly be a iadle
long enough to dip him out of the soup.
—The gay and fastive politicians who
are managing the Wolf campaign will
discover when the votes are counted that
whisky is an unreliable political element
in a moral community.
-—If a premium were offered for reck-
less political lying the most accomplished
falsifiers of this region would hesitate
about risking the chances of a competi-
tion with the editor of the Gazette.
—The Republican congressional con-
ference of this distriot has supplied their
party with an OysTER. Though served
on the half shell that bivalve will be
well stewed in November. That month
has an rin it.
—It appears from Captain MoRRIS’S
case that DELAMATER’S love for the old
soldiers is measured by the amount of
money he can make out of them. If
there is no money in it his affection for
the veterans sinks to zero.
—-The large number of clergymen
who are declaring against QUAY'S
choice for Governor is an indication
that the clergymen are notin accord
with INGALLS in excluding the deca-
logue from American politics.
—In taking charge of the whisky
branch of WoLF’s campaign in Belle-
fonte Sheriff Cooke is showing what a
“halcyon and vociferous” time he can
give the bummers when he applies his
undivided attention to that kind of po-
litical work.
—QuAY challenged fate when he put
his man DELAMATER on the state ticket
and compelled the party convention to
indorse his own rascalities, and fate has
accepted the challenge. The boss will
learn that to fool with fate is as danger-
ous as to monkey with a buzz-saw.
QUAY’s candidate is always on the
make. Whether his service is required
by the Standard Oil Company or a crip-
pled soldier candidate, he must have a
pecuniary equivalent. Captain MorRIs
declined to pay for his service and there-
fore DELAMATER defeated him,
—The Press hopes to be able to
open the pearly gates of political vic-
tory through the agency of pearl buttons
but the rise in the price of that class of
goods since the passage of the McKinley
bill contirms the conviction that has tak-
en possession of the public mind that the
tariff is a tax.
—The eloquent remarks of young Mr.
SWooPE in presenting the big pumpkin
to tke most popular councilman the
other evening, was evidence that he can
speak more effectively about pumpkins
than about politics. The subject usually
is a correct gauge of the caliber of the
—The use of boodle in politics is fre-
quently attended with boomerang re-
sults. The fellows who want some of
it, but don’t get any, or not as much
as they think they ought to have, usual-
ly resent such a pecuniary slight at the
polls, QUAY’S money may cause the
loss of as many votes as it may buy.
—If RYNDER hadn't been pre-empted
by Quay for service as the Labor candi-
date for Governor, the Republicans of
this district might have put him to use
by nominating him for the State Senate.
He would be as serviceable, and about
as creditable to them in that capacity as
he was as; their congressional nominee
two years ago.
—Senator ALDRICH challenged the
mention of a single article which would
be increased in price by the new tariff.
Tais challenge of the Rhode Island
tariff champion is promptly met by the
Buffalo brewers raising the price of
beer to $7 a barrel on account of the in-
creased duty on malt. There is some-
thing more than froth in this beery ar-
gument that the tariff is a tax.
—The Press complains of the inde-
cent campaign that is being waged
against congressional candidate CANNON,
of unsavory notoriety, in Illinois.
But when it appears that twelve Repub-
lican newspapers in his district have
agreed to oppose him on account of hie
blackguardism,; it is apparent that
Republicans are waging a campaign
against CANNON’s indecent mouth.
—Candidate WorLr's headquarters at
one of the hotels in this place is the
scene of much conviviality and merri-
ment. Some days ago that hilarious
refrain, “We won’t go home till morn-
ing,” was wafted from that apartment
at about 2 o'clock, a. m. From the con-
dition of the party itis altogether pro-
bable that they didn’t go home at all
that day.
VOL. 35.
Afraid of a Joint Discussion.
It having happened that the itiner-
aries of the two candidates for Govern-
or would bring them both to Carlisle
on the same day, the 24th inst., Chair-
man Kerr, of the Democratic State
Committee, challenged the chairman
of the Republican Committee to have
a joint debate betweeu the candi-
dates, at that time and place on the
issues involved in the State campaign.
There should be no good reason
why this offer to have a joint dis-
cussion of matters of interest and im-
portance to the people, shonld not he
accepted; but chairman ANDREWS posi-
tively declines it, giving as a reason
for his refusal that the campaign, as
conducted by DELAMATER'S opponents,
is too abusive, even going so far as to
charge that Governor Partrison “has
been aiding and abetting a campaign
of personal slander and abuse against
the head of the Republican State ticket
and other Republican leaders.”
This sounds strange to those who
have heard the two candidates speak
in this contest. They were both heard
in Bellefonte. Governor Parrisox
never mentioned Mr. DELAMATER'S
name, nor personally alluded to Mar
Quay. On the other hand the Repub
lican candidate was very bitter in speak-
ing of his Democratic opponent and
abused the Democrats genetally.
The joint discussion is declined also
for the alleged reason thatthe Democra-
tic campaign isn’t conducted “upon the
grave national and State issues involy-
ed.” [Itis difficult to see what grave
national issues are involved, but the
State issues, such as honest State gov-
ernment and the supremacy of the peo-
ple instead of the bosses, are very im-
portant, Governor ParrsonN discus-
ses them in all of his speeches, but
DeraMater shirks them.
Chairman Axporews declines to ac-
cept. chairman “Kerr's challenge be-
cause he is afraid to have his man
stand up in debate with Parrison, but
that is no reason why he should give
such a “baby” excuse for backing out.
They Are Going To Be the Assailants.
The supporters of Quay’s candidate
are going to stop acting on the defen-
sive and have made up their minds to
be aggressive. It is announced with a
flourish that they will push the fight
and become the assailants. Scarcely
is this announcement made before
Deramarer is called upon to explain
his conduct toward Capt. Morris, the
crippled soldier of Meadville, whom he
helped to defeat as the Republican
candidate for county treasurer because
he wouldn’t promise to put the county
funds in the Delamater bank. This is
“taking the aggressive” with a ven-
The peculiarity of this campaign is
that it is Republican enemies that
keep the Republican candidate so
busy in wardiag off blows that he
hasn’t a chance to become an assailant.
The hottest shot that have been poured
into him have been aimed by such
Republicans as Emery, Ruran and
Capt. Morris, and also come from
such Republican sources as the Lin-
coln Independent Republicans, and
other Republican organizations, and
the six ;revolting Republican news-
papers of Pittsburg and Allegheny
But Quay and his retainers have at
last determined to act aggressively in
the fight, and they make a rush on
their adversaries, waving the tariff flag.
“The free traders are backing Parri-
80N,” they declare, “and the importers,
who are the ever dangerous enemies of
the American system of protection, are
helping him with their money.”
This is calculated to excite the de-
rision of the people, who decline to re-
cognize the tariff as a State issue, but
have made up their minds to put an
end to Quay’s corrupt personal rale
and frustrate his scheme of electing a
governor whom he would own, and
who has proved himself to be just
the kind of man that would be the
willing and serviceable tool of his
Er ——————————
———The Republican conference of
this district met at Du Bois last Tues-
day and nominated for congress D. C.
OYSTER, Esq. of Ridgway, ex-sheriff of
Elk county. It is a weak nomination,
made probably because there was no
better available timber out of which to
make a nominee .
Shall This Congressional District Be
Misrepresented ?
Mr. Krises, the Democratic candi-
date and nominee for Congress, should
have, and no doubt will have, the un-
divided support of the Democrats of
this district. It is due him as the
candidate of the party and the repre-
sentative of the principles which are
the object of Democratic policy. The
majority of the voters in the district
are Democrats, and it is due to their
political sentiments that they should
be represented by one who will give
those sentiments practical expression
in congressional legislation. They
should not be misrepresented, which
they would be if it should happen that
a representative of the district should
be sent to Congress who would sustain
the tyranical action of Speaker REED
and assent to the unconstitutional and
revolutionary measures by which the
right of free speech has been suppress-
ed and the popular branch of the federal
legislatare brought under the arbitrary
control of a self-constituted autocrat.
The Democrats of this district do not ap-
prove of such high-handed proceedings,
nor can they accord any thing but the
most unqualified reprobation to the
scheme of bringing elections under
military control, as proposed by the
passage of a force bill. Yet such
would be the proceedings and measures
that would be sustained by their rep: e-
sentative should this district elect a
Republican congressman at the com-
ing election. Do they want such mis-
representation of their sentiments ?
They had a sample of misrepresenta-
tion in the congress preceding the
present one. When the Mills bill was
lntroduced to curtail the advantages
which the monopolies were deriving
from excessive tariff duties, the major-
ity in the distriel favored that measure
of relief to the great mass of consum-
ers; their convictions were on the side
of tariff reform as proposed by that
bill and recommended by Grover
a high tarift is a high tax, oppressive
to those who find the cost of the neces-
saries of life increased by it, and bene-
ficial to protected and pampered bene-
ficiaries whose profits are increased
without a corresponding increase of the
wages of labor. Such were the con.
victions and sentiments of the major-
| ity in this district while MiLLs and
' CLEVELAND were trying to take the
| monopoly feature out of the tariff and
| bring itdown to that equalization of
advantages which would protect labor
: without encouraging monopolistic rob-
bery. And yet they found themselves
| misrepresented at that time by Jorn
Parroxy who opposed this measure of
tariff reform, voting with those who
sustained the then existing tariff abuses,
and have since increased them.
The Democrats who compose the
majority in the district certainly do not
want arepetition of such misrepresenta-
tion. They are averse to an indorse-
ment of REED'S usurpations; to the
employment of military force at the
polls, and to a monopoly tariff system
that increases the general cost of liv-
ing to enlargs the profits of a protect-
ed class. They can and will prevent
such misrepresentation by giving
their united support to Groree F.
Krisss, the Democratic nominee for
[a —————————————————
p- ——The Republican State Boss is so
badly rattled by the desperate appear-
ance of the Delamater campaign that
he hae sent out word to his henchmen
in the different counties to trade off the
county tickets—in short, to sacrifice
everything for the salvation of the head
of the State ticket. The Boss is thor-
oughly selfish, and as he knows that
his political existence depends upon the
election of DELAMATER, he doesn’t seru-
ple about throwing everything and
everybody else overboard to save him-
self. The Republican nominees in the
counties will be pretty sure to rebel
against the Boss's order that they
shall be sacrificed for his benefit.
CameroN, who wants a Legislature
that will re-elect him to the Senate,
will also object.
Let every Democratic voter bear
! well in mind that Governor Parrison
| will need the assistance of a Democrat-
tic Legislature. Therefore they should
be solid for Horr and McCormick.
Get out the full vote.
CLEVELAND ; they were convinced that |
NO. 42,
Money in the Campaign.
It has now become evident that
Derayater’s managers entertain no
hope of electing him except by the use
of money. The popular sentiment has
set so strongly against him—the revolt
in his own party is so extensive and de-
fiant—that they are compelled to de-
pend upon the employment of boodle
as the only means of preventing a de-
feat which is foreshadowed by the gen-
eral appearance of the campaign.
Money their sole dependence.
Their corruption fund is of unusual
size, and the desperate situation of
their candidate impels them to a des-
perate use ofa corrupting appliance.
They openly boast of the money they
have at their command. The hundred
thousand dollars which CaMeroN threw
into the pot is widely advertised,as if to
whet the appetite of the venal and cor-
ruptible class of voters, and there is no
hesitation in letting it be understood
that the corruption fund will be little
short of half a million. The chairmen
of the different counties have been call-
ed to Philadelaphia to receive their al-
lotments of boodle, to be used in their
respective localities, and arrangements
have been made to play the “blocks-of-
five” game and other devices which
depend for their success upon the use
of money.
It is a shameful and alarming
fact that the vulk of DELAMATER'S sup.
porters—men who otherwise are not
deficient in morality--base their hope
of his election upon the boodle that
will be put into the campaign in his
behalf. “We have the money” is
their exultant boast, uttered with
thoughtless disregard of the terrible
consequences that must inevitably fol-
low—that have already followed—the
continued and systematic corruption of
elections. Their apparent indifference
to the deadly effect upon popular gov-
«*anment that unavoidably attends cor-
rapt political inethods,indicates the de-
basement of public sentiment that has
grown out of the protracted supremacy
ot bossism in this State.
But fortunately there are thousands
of Republicans whose conscience and
patriotism have been arrested by a
sense of the evils that follow the cor-
rupt practices by which Quay has ob-
tained and maintained his political
power, They have called a halt upon
the Boss whose disreputable career
has disgraced and injured both their
party and their State, and refuse to
support a candidate whose election
would be an endorsement of eyerything
that is base and degrading in Quayism.
These honorable, patriotic and in-
telligent men, putting temporarily
aside party allegiance for a patriotic
object, and acting for the occasion
with a united Democracy, help to con-
stitute a force against which all the
money that Quay may be able to put
into the campaign will be of no avail.
Harter’s Liberality.
Some of the ring organs are trying
to give Dr. Harter a big reputation
for liberality by claiming that he hae
never charged anything for allowing
people to see the records in his office.
One of the organs has figured this
thing down so fine that it has caleulat-
ed the amount to be $600 that has
been saved to the people of the county
by this liberal conduct of the Doctor.
Grasping Democratic officers, it alleges,
charged “anywhere between 15 and 30
ceuts” for this service, but the gener-
ous Doctor denied himself the profit of
fobbing these small sums, thereby
putting the public under obligations to
him to the amount of $600, for
which, the organ might have added, he
expects an equivalentin votes when he
asks for a re-election.
But wouldn’tit be a pity if such a
reputation for liberality should be
ruined in a second term by his taking
extra fees to make up the loss sustain-
ed by such liberal conduct in his first
term? When looking forward to a re.
election it wasn't bad policy to decline
taking 15 and 25 cents once in a while
for showing the records. In fact, it
was downright smart politics. There
couldn’t be a cheaper way of election-
eering. But since it has given him
such a reputation for big-heart gener-
osity wouldn't it be too bad to allow
him to knock it all to pieces by a
thrifty desire to make up in a second
term what he lost in his first three
years for an electioneering purpose.
The Importance of Electing a Demo-
cratic Legislature.
There can be no longer a question
about the election of Governor Parri-
sox if the Democrats shall do their du-
ty to the honest candidate of the peo:
ple polling their full vote. Money
will be lavishly used against him, but
with thousands of Republicans repudi-
ating the corrupt Boss and his equally
corrapt candidate, there will not be
money enough to buy the election if a
full Democratic vote is polled.
But the objects to be attained by put-
ting PATTISON in the Governor's office
also require a Legislature that will as-
sist him in effecting those objects. The
farmers want such an equalization of
taxation, repeatedly recommended 1n
Governor ParrisoN messages, as will
exonerate them of the undue burdens
that has been imposed upon their lands
to the advantage of money at interest,
corporate investments and other forms
of personal wealth. Repeatedly have
they asked Republican Legislatures to
accord them this measure of justice.
Their last effort to secure their rights
in this matter was made at the last ses-
sion of the Legislature when DrrLama- |
TER was one of the corporation agents
who defeated their tax equalization
bill. Their only hope now of just treat-
ment on the tax question is in a Demo-
cratic Legislature to act with Governor
Parrisox in their interest. A Republi-
can Legislature, as has been shown by
past experience, would obstruct his
best intentions.
The laboring people—those who
work for wages—have in vain asked
Republican Legislaturers to give them
legislation that would furnish protec-
tion against pluck-me store robbery,
secure them a fair system of wage
payment, and shield them from
the oppression of greedy corpo-
rations ‘and extortoinate employers, | S
os - Pennsylvania by the most profuse ex-
Their appeals for justice in these re-
spects have been treated with contempt
by the legislators of the Delamater or-
der,whose services were given exclusive.
ly to the interest of wealth. The work-
ing people intend to elect Parrisox,
they having confidence in the officer
who refused to sanction the use of
Pinkerton’s thugs and declared that
there would be no need of employing
the militia to put down strikes if the
men were paid fair wages. Their
powerful force will constitute a part of
the majority that is going to elect him,
but they will not secure their righ‘s
without a Democratic Legislature to
back him.
There is also the question of ballot
reform in which every honest citzen is’
interested. Thelast Republican Legis-
lature rejected an Australian ballot bill
that was intended to protect the poor
man and the dependent laborer in his
right of suffrage. Nothing better
could be expected of any future Legis-
lature that would be under the control
of the bosses who don’t want a secret
ballot, but prefer having elections sub-
jected to the influence of intimidation
and bribery. The provisions of the
constitution that are intended to
restrain corporations require enforee-
ment by legislation which Republican
Legislatures have persistently acd pur-
posely neglected to furnish. A law
that will effeccually punish the use of
State money by the class of favored
speculators to which Deramagr be-
longs is also needed, and it cannot be
expected of a Republican Legislature.
These aresome of the measures of re-
form that are of vital interest to the peo-
ple, in bringing about which a Demo-
cratic Legislature would be helpful to
Governor PATTISON, and therefore we
call upon the people of this county, who
want better government in this State,to
join in the election of the Democratic
candidates for the Legislature.
——State Treasurer Boyer, who is
traveling through the State with Dera-
MATER making speeches in behalf of
the Boss's choice, should explain to
his hearers by what authority he gave
DeLaMATER the use of one hundred
thousand dollars of the State sinking
fund for banking purposes. He might
also explain why he violated the law
in not publishing this loan of State
money made to the favored Meadville
banker, We are sure that the State
Treasurer could make himself interest-
ing to the people by speaking on this
Charges of Boodle.
Speech of Chairman Mapes of the In-
dependent Republican Committee.
At a meeting held in York on Wed-
nesday evening Chairman George E.
Mapes, chairman of the Independent re-
publican State committee, made the fol-
lowing address : :
During the past six weeks I have been
in communication with people of every
county in the State. Everywhere the
men who think for themselves are in re-.
volt and declare they will have none of
this man Delamater. In many sections
this sentiment is bold, outspoken, defiant.
Notably is this the case in the west and.
northwest, whera Pattison clubs have
been formed that, in some cases, absorb a
majority of the Republican voters of
their respective localities. This condi-
tion is especially prevalent in McKean,
Warren and Crawford counties. Brad-
ford city has a Pattison Republican
club of more than 200 members, War-
ren another even larger, and Titusville
still another which contains members
enough to entirely obliterate the Repub-
lican majority in that city. Allegheny
is organized in each election precinct,
and the strong Republican counties of
Erie, Mercer, Butler, Lawrence, Beaver
and Washington are trembling in the
In the east, Chester has 1,500 Repub-
licans who are known to be for Pattison,
with a chance of a good many more
hundreds who will vote for him and say
nothing. Montgomery and Bucks will
give Pattison majorities, and thousands
of Philadelphia Republicans will vote
for him. They have got used to it
there, where they have voted three
times before, and it comes easier by
practice. The majorities in the strong
Republican counties of the northern tier
—Susquehanna, Bradford and Tioga—
will be cut in two in the middle, if not
entirely wiped out; while in the Demo-
cratic counties the unsual majorities will
be nearly doubled. This is no over-
drawn picture, but a plain, unvarnished
statement of facts based upon informa-
tion obtained from the best posted: poli-
ticians of the localities mentioned. The
Allegheny greets the Delaware with a
| promise of victory, and the response
goes back that the east will not be out-
done by the west in the effort to rid the
Republican party and the people of
Pennsylvania of the odious rule of Boss
But I think I hear some one saying,
why, Mr. Mapes, if what you say is
true, the fight is already won: So it is
if the vote were taken now. It would
not be necessary to hold meetings or
make speeches in York or any where else.
A vote to-morrow would mean an over-
whelming defeat for Quay and his ticket.
But there still remains some weeks in
which the largest corruption fund ever
known in tke history of American poli-
tics will be used to defeat the will of the
people of Pennsylvania by the open,
bold, shameless purchase of votes.
While Mr. Delamater is tickling the
ears of aforetime reformers with his pro-
fession of devotion to pure politics, Mr,
Quay and Chairman Andrews are pre-
paring to test the virtue of the voters. of.
penditure of money.
This money is already flowing in
many channels. Quay has his labor
orators, his labor candidates, and his al-
leged labor party to provide for; and
this is a case in which each laborer con-
siders himself worthy of his hire. He
doesn’t expect to have to strike for
wages until election is over. Jarrett
has been brought from England and
Delany from the West to labor for the
labor vote. These are high-priced la-
borers, of course, but Quay has fried the
fat out of the Standard oil trust and
other trusts and monopolies, and he can
pay high wages. Twenty thousand
dollars have been set apart to convince
the people of Crawford county that ecan-
didate Delamater is a candidate worthy
of their suffrages. If this $20,000 state
ment is denounced as a lie, it is a lie
for which Delamater’s friends are re-
sponsible. Mr. Delamater’s henchmen
in his native county boast of it, and
tauntingly ask their opponents, ‘Can
you beat $20,000?” Republicans of
Pennsylvania, how do you like this
spectacle ?
Republicans of Pennsylvania, what
do you think of a candidate for govern.
or who can’t carry his own county with-
out the expenditure of nearly twice the
sum that it required to carry the State
for Lincoln? If you think, as some of
you doubtless do that Mr, Delamater,.
with a million or so to stand on, would
not more than reach up to Lincoln’s
knees in moral and mental stature, per-
haps that might explain the necessity,
But if that is the case, are Republicans
under any obligation to vote for a can-
didate whose only merit is Mr. Quay’s
favor and the boodle he can spend to
elect him? Whatever you may think
ot Mr. Delamater and his chances, Quay
and Andrews think he has no chance’
except what they can purchase with
cold cash. What will your answer be?
Can you beat $20,000 in Crawford couna
ty? Can you beat Mr. Quay’s boast
ful pile of boodle 1n the State? That is
all you have to beat, for Mr. Delamater.
is overwhelmingly beaten already.
These are the questions thal the Quay
heelers are tauntingly asking the honest
voter of Pennsylvania. Let the answer
be, yes, in God’s name, we ean and will
beat Mr. Quay’s money, though the
sum were ten times as great.
Our friand Blankenburg, whom you
have heard to-night, was the chairman
of the committee on frauds of the com-
mittee of one hundred in our city.
That committee convicted twenty-eight
ballot thieves and baltot box stuffers.
The Lincoln Independent Republican
committee and our State committee have
a joint cor mittee on election frauds, of
which Mr. Blankenburg is now a mem-
ber, and it will do the same kind of
work in the coming campaign. Mr.
Blankenburg will be simply engaging
in work he knows all about.
‘We warn Mr. Quay and his heelers
that they will purchase the wrong men
and fail into the pit they have digged
for others. We warn them in advance
that the election must be an honest ona
or they will be the victims of their own
——The President scems to like outs
ing even better than homiming.
EE ————_—_——— ana EEUREIRIRE