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

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—Murderer Writsox has run away,
And left poor Sheriff C.,
Had he not sloped he would have hung,
Butnot on a Christmas tree.
—The cats of Kilkenny got their
backs up when PARNELL asked to be
—This is the season when the pensive
turkey may well ask “Why should the
s pirit of gobblers be proud ?”’
—The cautious turkey looks askance
at every passer by, and seeks to foil his
enemies by roosting high,
—1It isn’t probable that Mr. HARRI-
s0N shall find a Force Bill in his stock-
ing. SANTA CLAUS doesn’t confer such
noxious gifts.
—The gobbler, when he spreads his
wings unto the topmost limb to soar, he
gobbles, in his upward flight, “Excel-
sior!” :
—He is a poor chump who isn’t mer-
ry at this festive juncture and doesn’t
wish his neighbor to join him in a Mer-
ry Christmas and a Happy New Year,
—The presence of CAMERON in the
Senate threatens to throw a shade of un-
happiness over the Philadelphia Press’s
otherwise glad New Year.
—Ifyour stockings you've hung by the
chimney with care—
Those old ones of gray woolen yarn,
And found in the morning no SANTA was
The appropriate thing is to “darn.”
—When Santa, CLaus her stocking
filled, he held his sides a minute. Its
amplitude! He laughed to think of the
limb that had been “in it.”
—This Christmas SitriNg Bunn will
eat his jerked venison in those happy
hunting grounds where it is supposed
that all bad Indians become good.
—-Svccr made a mistake in breaking
his forty-five days fast last Sunday. If
he had held on a few days longer what
a vacuum he would bave had for turkey
and cranberry sauce on Christmas.
—Ifyou didn’t receive as much as you
Was due you on Christmas day,
Just put on your studying cap and think
How much you gave away.
Mayhap twill scatter the cloud on your
And make its dark shadow leave,
If you shall remember on Christmas day
“’Tis more blessed to give than receive.”
—The people of Pennsylyania have
given ROBERT KE. PATTISON occasion to
have a Merry Christmas and a Happy
New Year preliminary to his giving
them an honest State administration.
—The county teachers have all left,
and we've recovered from ‘the shock,
but we'd like to find the pretty(?)face
that wrecked our old town clock—which
hasn’t been going since the Institute
—Senator INGALLS has left Washing-
ton for Kansas to find out whether the
opposition to him in that State 1s an iri-
descent dream or a stern reality. He is
likely to discover that its color is not
that of the rainbow.
—~While we wish the Democrats of
Centre county a Merry Christmas and
a Happy New Year, we trust that the
Republicans haven’t been set back so
much that they won’t also take a hand
in the festivities.
—If there’s a dearth of toys and knick-knacks
In the stocking of Baby McKEer,
Old Benny can set it down as due
To the McKinley B.
No longer can SaNra’s Christmas goods
Be brought over the houndless sea,
Without paying increased tribute
To the McKinley B.
—The Democratic rooster is too high-
strung a fowl to be used for holiday pur-
poses. Besides, he has been crowing so
much this fall that he is a little off in
flesh. The lymphatic turkey is more
suitable for the festive board.
~—The tariff hasn’t done mich in con-
tributing to the holiday festivities of the
Lackawanna Iron and Coal Company’s
employes. A reduction of twenty per
cent in their wages is poor sauce for
their Christmas dinner.
—No wonder the Farmers’ Alliance
declared against the fashionable folly of
six o'clock dinners. Imagine the tin-
horn summoning the hungry granger to
the dinner table about the time the
chickens are preparing to go to roost.
—When Uncle San on Christmas morn
Looks for his gifts from Santa Craus,
Though always a mild mannered man,
There is indeed sufficient cause
For him to imprecate like sin,
As fearfully his anger waxes;
For all that he can find within
His hung-up stocking, long and thin,
Is a lot of tariff taxes.
—1It is questionable whether the right
posy was selected in the choice of the
Golden Poppy as the floral emblem of
California. A flower of such soporific
qualities is hardly a fit emblem of so
wide-awake a State. It is too sugges-
tive of Morpheus.
—The Sergeant of the Senate is kept
busy in hunting up absent members of
that body. It may be the influence of
the season that leads them to seek that
apartment in the capitol building where
“cold tea” promotes senatorial socia-
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VOL. 85.
The Events of the Year.
It is interesting at the end of the
year to review its most prominent
events, at home and abroad, which in
the fature will make it memorable.
The following incidents, of leading op-
portance, as happening during the
year, have been extracted and condens-
ed from an extended review of 1890:
Early in the year the German parlia-
ment was dissolyed. The new parlia-
ment which was elected in its stead had
a large majority against the conserva-
tive or government party. Meantime
the young Emperor quarreled with
Prince Bismarck, and the Chancellor,
after twenty-eight years of unbroken
leadership in the affairs of Prussia and
Germany, resigned,and General Capri-
vi was made chancellor in his place.
The year began with a dispute be-
tween Great Britain and Portugal over
the possession of a vast region in Afri-
ca. By a show of force England made
Portugal yield. This was followed by
an understanding between several pow"
ers interested, in which England's au-
thority was extended in Hastern and
Central Africa, and that of France in
Northwest Africa and in Madagascar,
while Germany, in exchange for Zan-
zibar, received the British island of
Heligoland in the North sea.
In England, the commission which
had been investigating Mr. PARNELL'S
connection with alleged criminal con-
spiracies virtually acquitted him. To- |
ward the end of the year the proof or
admission of certain charges against
Mr. PARNELL'S moral character led |
Mr. GrapstoNe and other liberals to |
abandon him, politically, and this in |
turn caused a division in the Irish na- |
tional party. . |
In France, the exposure of the plots
of General BouraNeer with royalists, |
Bonapartists and extreme radicals, to |
overthrow the republic, destroyed what |
remained of the Boulangist movement.
Several events in the affairs of Eu- |
rope in general were noteworthy. Pro-
fesser Koon, of Berlin, discovered and
experimented with a substance which, |
1t is believed, destroys the germs of |
consumption in the early stages of the
disease. The anti-slavery congress at |
Brussels made important recommenda- |
powers at Berlin, to consider the labor :
question, The king of Holland's death, |
in November, was followed by the ac- |
cession of his daughter, Wilhelmina,
10 years old. : |
It has been a year of political events |
and excitements in the United States.
The conference of the independent pow-
ers of America at Washington recom- |
mended several important measures,
including a plan, since formally adopt-
ed by several nations, for international
arbitration. A tariff bill, considerably
increasing the aggregate burden of tar-
iff taxation, was passed by congress.
The congressional election resulted in
a very large democratic majority. The
World’s Fair and Columbian exhibi-
tion was located at Chicago and fixed
for 1893. Wyoming and Idaho were
admitted to the union. The census
enumeration of the” people showed a
population of sixty-two and a half mil-
lions. Congress passed a new silver
law, which provides for the purchase
by the government of a great deal of
bullion. It also passed a disability
pension law and an anti-lottery law.
There was great excitement among
the Indians of the west over the ex-
pected coming of an Indian Messiah.
The Sioux apd some of the other tribes
began threatening dances and depreda-
tory movements, and a large body of
troops was sent to their country to
hold them in check.
There has been a successful revolu-
tion in Salvador, and an unsuccessful
one in Honduras. In the Argentine
tepublic the reckless and extravagant
government of President CeLMaAN was
overthrown by revolution, and a new
governmenc set up. Brazil is at peace
under the new republic.
"As a result of rash speculation and
inflation in Argentine and Uruguay,
the great English house of Baring Bros.
was embarrassed. Financial stringen-
cy, with many- failares, prevailed in
New York. The harvests of the world
have not been abundant, and the wheat
crop of the United States is below the
Among the dead of the year are the
king of the Netherlands and the Dowa-
ger Empress Avcusta, of Germany,
tions, as did also the conference of the '*
Cardinal Newnan and Lord Napier, |
of Magdala, in the old world; and in
the new, Justice SAMurL F. MILLER, of
the Supreme Court; Joux C.FrREMONT;
Wirniax D. Keurey and Samuer J.
RANDALL, statesmen of Pennsylvania,
and Jory Boyvre O ReiLLy and Drow
The Methodists of Arkansas
don’t seem to approve of shepherds of
their flock laying aside their crooks
and taking a hand in the worldly busi-
ness of politics. Thus the confer-
ence of that State has called Rev. N.
B. F1zer to account for such an irreg-
ularity. is offense of having run for
Governor has been punished by a sus-
pension of his clerical functions for a
term of five months, But the confer-
ence was too severe with the erring
divine. The licking he got at the
polls was punishment enough.
rn ———
A Wonderful New Metal.
The great thing of the future will be
aluminium, The farmer hardly can
be made to believe that in every six
tons of the clayey material of his tarm
there 1s a ton of metal, worth $350,
which can be used for all the purposes
to which silver, brass, tin or nickel
is now applied. This is aluminium,
which scientists have for years been
trying to excwract from the clay at a
cost that would make it cheap enough
for general use.
A Chicago party announce that they
have discovered a process of production
that secures the requisite cheapness of
the new meial, and claim that they
will revolutionize the arts by their dis-
covery. They say that it will surpass
| auy other material for plating purposes
and entively change that industry, rela-
gating galvanized iron to the shades of
oblivion. One of the largest Chicago
dealers in pipe and galvanized iron
examined specimens of this new plating
and was so well pleased with it that he
ordered a million feet of aluminiam-
piated piping. For pipes, burnished
furnishings, kitchen utensils, stove and
furniture mountings—in fact, for
every kind of article that is now silver-
mounted, nickel plated, tinned or guilt
—it is claimed that at the reduced cost
will be substituted.
As for tin, the new metal will speed-
ily settle the tariff on that article and
turn the tables on the monopolists who
have conspired to raise the price of the
| workingman’s dinner bucket and the
housewife's water pail. At least we |
should be led to believe so if what the
Chicago party say about their alumini-
um discovery be true. But Chicago
has the reputation of being a windy
city and it is to be feared that her citi-
zens, partaking of her nature, are given
to blowing. -But if the new metal is
really what it is represented to be, we
hope that its discoverers won’t have it
placed on the list of infant industries
and get the Republicans to protect it
with a high tariff.
SS —————E——————
France is getting ready on a
grand scale for her next misunderstand-
ing with Germany, which will come
sconer or later. The force she has
now on a war footing reaches the tre-
mendous number of 3,226,000 soldiers,
and the reserve will make it about 4,-
000,000. At this rate there is one
fighting man to every nine of popula-
tion. This immense aggregate of sol-
diers is armed with weapons of the
most improved kind. Itis fearful to
contemplate the use for which this vast
force is intended, and that it has a sed-
ative effect upon the warlike spirit of
Germany is shown by the pacific de-
clarations of the German Emperor.
The nation across the Rhine of course
is making every effort to match this
immense military power, and when the
collision comes it will be Titanic in its
character. Whatever may be its out-
come it is certain that France will not
be taken unprepared and at a disad-
vantage as was she in 1870,
A ———————————
It is a benevolent act on the
part of the President to find places for
the untortunately Rdapublican congress-
men who were treated unkindly by
their constituents at the last election.
Thus he has provided for Coxaur, of
Iowa, by making him Minister to the
Republic of Brazil. But what jos
tion abroad could compensate McKix-
Ley for the loss of his district ? /
NO. 51.
| Responsible for the Disorder.
| The many simpathizers with the
Irish aational movement are pained by
the disorder that attends the appeal
which the two factions have made to’
the Irish people. ParNELL's conduct
| is responsible for these turbulent pro-
| ceedings and for the injury they are
| doing the cause. After bringing dis-
credit upon himself and ruining his
standing as a leader, he endeavors to
secure vindication from a people noted
for their excitable nature and factional
disposition. They have been wound
up to the highest pitch by the long sus-
i pense of the Home Rule question,
and this episode, involving the reputa-
tion of the leader in whom they had
the utmost confidence, was sure to pro-
duce intense feeling. It could not be
otherwise than that he should have
followers even while shadowed by the
cloud of disgrace in which he is en-
veloped; and on .the other hand it
could not be otherwise than that under
the circumstances the best Irish senti-
ment should be opposed to his continu-
ed leadership. Therefore it was en-
tirely wrong, it was the next thing to
being criminal, for him to throw him-
self into a contest which was certain
to be of a turbulent character, and
which ' other object than the
vindication of a personality that has
been hopelessly damaged.
An unselfish regard for the cause which
Parent has hitherto championed
with much ability and efficiency, would
have induced him to withdraw after
ordinary sense was able to discern that
his objectionable moral conduct had
destroyed his influence and usefulness
as a leader. His persistence in ignor-
ing decent public sentiment has thrown
Ireland into a turmoil. He has been
uncommon in Irish factional fights.
his opponents was a brutal act, but
such brutality by exciting the factional
rancor that prompted it.
The University of Pennsylvania
has commenceed the use of the Koch
| lymph for the cure of consumption,and
of that material, aluminium plating | the result of the experiments made at
that institution last week is awaited
with great interest by the public. The
Pennsylvania is conservative in the
dence that it does not believe that it is
be achieved by the healing art than
would attend the success of this new
method of curing tubercular diseases.
Encouraging an Infant Industry.
The Province of Quebec is adopting
measures to stimulate the increase of
its population. Its legislators are im-
pressed with the truth that itis the
people that make the State, and they
want.more people in order that they
may have more of a State. With this
as their object they have passed a law
which is intended to encourage the
production of babies. This law pro-
vides that the father of twelve children
shall receive a grant of 100 acres of
land, to which 100 acres shall be add-
ed for every additional child.
This should be an encouragement
for every able-bodied Kanuck to do
his full share in the patriotic work of
peopling the sparsely populated Do-
In the United States the baby indus-
try is not prosecuted with the vigor
that characterized the earlier days of
the Republic, large families being the
exception in these degenerate times.
Itis far from being a fad in our fash-
ionable circles. The Canadians are
wise in encouraging their infant indus-
try in a way that will be of more sub-
stantial benefit to the Dominion than
a McKinley tariif would be.
SA —————————————
—Senator Stewart, of Nevada,
has made a strong speech ‘against the
Force Bill. As he isa Repablican he
deserves special credit for opposing
that revolutionary and obnoxious par-
ty measure. Itis often wondered what
that unpopulous pocket State is good
for, anyhow, with not enough people to
| constitutionally entitle her to a con-
! gressman ; but when one of her Sena-
| tor's takes a manly stand against such
a scheme as the Force Bill it can’t be
said that he is not of some_use.
personally assaulted, an occurrence not |
Par~yent made himself the victim of |
The Movement for Ballot Reform,
The Pennsylvania Ballot Reform
Association notifies the people of the
State that a movement will be made to
have the next State Legislature pass an
Australian ballot bill. They give a de-
seription of the working of the reform
system, including the de*ails connected
with its operation, which we publish
in another column. Itis the Austra
lian plan pure and simple, without the
complexities which have been added
to it by designing or overzealous par-
ties in other States, and which have in-
terfered with the perfect benefits which
result from its operations when not im-
paired by alteration and 111 advised or
ill intended amendment.
The great majority of the people of
the State, irrespective of party, want a
reform ballot law. Their sentiment
on this point was expressed at the last
State election. The desire for this re-
form was the motive that led to the
election of Governor Pattison. There
are politicians whe oppose it, but they
must yield to the popular will. The
Democyats are united in their deter-
mination to have such a reform. We
believe that a large proportion of the
Republicans favor it, although their
leaders prefer the old system which
gives them the opportunity for crook-
ed practices. They showed their aver-
sion to honest election methods hy
their rejection of an Australian ballot
bill at the last session. But the party
is pledged to a reform ballot law by its
last platform, however insincere that
pledge may have been. It is cer-
tain that the Governor, whose election
was not in their calculation when the
Republican ballot reform promise was
made, will call upon the Republican Leg-
islature to show whether on the question
of an Australian ballot law they were
playing tast and loose with the confi-
: Bho | dence of the people ai the last election,
The throwing of lime in his eyes by |
So far as the Governor is concerned
the Democratic pledge of ballot reform
wiil be fully carried out.
—— American bistory will probably
: record no more Indian outbreaks, as
in all likelihood the one that is now
; occurring in the North West will be
the final effort of an expiring race to
assert itself against the encroachments
of their white enemies who have push-
ed them to the last limit. The number
; of wild Indians, who constitute the
adoption of new medical methods, and tribes that are disposed to be hostile,
that it has tried the Koch cure is evi- | Dave been reduced to a mere handful,
and there 1s something in this last fee-
quackery. No greater triumph could | ble and ineffectual stand against the
millions who have despoiled them of
their heritage, that would be pathetic
if it could be divested of itssavage asso-
cere m————
Bad Indians.
Srrrive Burn has left this world
with the reputation of having been a
very bad Indian. Since his death,
however, there are some who are dis-
posed to revise their opinion of the de-
funct savage and to attribute to him the
qualities that belong to the hero, the
prophet and the patriot.
There was never an Indian who op-
posed the whites that was not consid-
ered by them as being bad. As. far
back as King PmLip, of the carly
New England colopial times, the oppo-
sition he made to the encroachments
of the psalm-singing Puritans was re-
garded by them as extremely reprehen-
sible. They were the Lord’s chosen
people and any protest from the heath-
en against being robbed of the land
they had inherited from their fathers
was sufficient justification for “smiting
them hip and thigh.” Poxrtiac, who
subsequently organized a formidable
resistance to the threatening power of
the white man, which tohim portended
the destruction of his race, was also a
bad Indian. The list of iniquitous ab-
origines who have been subjected to
the reprobation of the righteous whites,
includes Tecumsen, Brack Hawk, Os-
cota and other chiefs whose offense
was their resistance to the ever increas-
ing and encoaching power of intruders
from another continent whom nothing
could satisfy bat entire possssion of the
land. White men actuated by the
same motive have usually been called
Sirring Burn probably was a bad
Indian of this description. But he has
gone to a land where the whites
won't be able to crowd him off his res-
ervation, and where he and his people
will not be cheated by rascally Indian
Spawls from the Keystone,
—The snow is thirty-five inches deep along
the Lehigh Valley Railroad between Lacey-
ville and Waverly.
—DMrs. John B. Allen, of Chester, aecident-
ally took an overdose of laudanum and died
from its effects.
—Reading Railroad express trains were this
week loaded down with turkeys for the
Philadelphia market.
~—Funeral services over the remains of ex-
Congressman Jchn A. Hiestand were held at
Lancaster. The interment was at Marietta,
—Mrs. Joseph Finn scarediwo burglars away
from her house in Pottstown by using her
husband’s revolver. 4
—Horse disease of some kind has broken.
out in Dublin, Bucks county. Three horses
have died within a few days.
—dJohn M. Donnelly, a Lebanon inventor
and manufacturer, died on Friday ni ght from
injuries received a week ago in a runaway ac-
cident. /
—There are said to be sixty-five deli nqaent
collectors of county tax in Berks, and action
upon their bonds will be taken by the Com.
—David snd Joseph Nicely, the Somerese
County murderers, spplied to the Beard of
Pardons for a rehearing,on the ground of after-
discovered evidence.
—A demented Italian, known as Pedro, be-
came violent and escaped from the poor house
at Ransom, above Pittston, and was only re-
taken after a desperate fight
—Assistant Postmaster McMahon, of South
Bethlehem, was beaten out of $10 on Saturday
by a dapper young man worki ng: the “flim-
flam” game on him,
—The Pennsylvania branch of the Farmers’
League, in convention at Pitisbu rg, passed a
resolution demanding equal taxation of all
property, persondl and corporate.
—The late Andrew Garrett's will did: not, as
has been supposed, leave a large bequest. to
Trinity Lutheran Church, Mechanicsburg.
George Hummel gets the estate instead.
—Ignatz Altman was robbed on Sunday even.
ing at South Bethlehem of $350 by a sneak,
thief entering the second story of his house
and breaking open a trunk.
—Morris Miller and Simon Shopswich are
in prison at Hazleton in default of paying fines
of $50 each for peddling without a lieense, the.
result of: cross-char ges growing out. of a
—MeKee & Fuller, car manufacturers at
Fullertown, Lehigh county, have received an
order from the Lehigh Valley Railroad Com-
pany for 1000 freight cars, all to be supplied
with the air-brakes and patent coupl ers.
—The commission created by the Legisla~
ture to examine into the present system of
maintaining the poor, and to codify the exist:
ing laws relating to that subject, met. at Har
risburg to complete its work.
—A man named Adams, itis said, has been
fleecing the families of West Chester by repre=
senting himself to be an agent for a- Philadel-
phia photographic firm and collecting. money
for pictures which he failed to make.
—The announcement made that. Sheriff-
elect Sides, of Lancaster, intends reappointing
Isaac B, Lovan, a Democrat, as hls principal
deputy, and Jacob Shenk as another deputy:
has raised quite a commotion in. local po.
litical circles.
—Mrs. Jane Lewis was attacked by tramps
on Saturday and beaten so that she died. Her
Son, with whom she lived, six miles from Al-
toona, was absent at the time of the assault,
and when he arrived home his mother was
unable to taik to him.
—Sixteen arrests were made in. connegtion
with the dispute-between the members of the
Lutheran and Reformed Churches a Cherry-
ville, Northampton county, coneerning the use
of the cemetery attached to St. Paul's Luther-
an Church there.
—Tate, Shaffer and Downing, delegates ac:
cused of accepting bribes at the Republican -
Convention which nominated MeDowell, of:
Mercer County, were commited to jail for re=
fusal to testify at the trial of Attorney William
D. Wallace, who is under iedictinent for bri
—Orders have been served by the Chief of
Police at Norristown on St. Aloysius’ Church
people, holding a fair in. the Opera House, not.
to run their pool-wheel, and the wheel which
was in motion during the past week by the
Friendship Pioneer Corps was also stopped on
the complaint of Rev. H. ¥. Dyckman,
—The State financial officers, the State Trea~
surer and Auditor General, have finished their
report of 1eceipts and. expenditures of the
Commonwealth for the year ending November
30,as follows: The total receipts, $8,625,918,
and a balance of $4,426,645 in the Treasurey, an
inerease of $160,520 in the receipts.
Who Is to Blame 2:
Boston. Transeript.
But much of what is written, of the
present dispositson of the Indians to-.
ward an outbreak is evidently exagger-
ated, and, aside from this, we are
strongly disposed to suspect plots to.
drive the Indians out of their posses-
sions by means of war on the part of
those who covet those possessions for
their own ownership. Our people may
well think of the cost, as wall as the suf-
fering, implied in an Indizn war before.
they give countenance to these who.
would bring it on.
A Veteran Killed by the Cars.
The Renovo News says that Isuac
Swartwood, while crossing the Sinne-
mahoning creek on the-P, & E. railroad
bridge, Thursday monning, was struck
by the engine of fast frieght and
thrown on the ice some 20 feet below,
and was picked up by friends and car-
ried to the station, where he died in
about two hours. Mr. Swartwood was
an honorably discharged and pensioned,
soldier of the late war, and was seventy-
two years of age. His family and,
friends deplore the sad end of this aged
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Reguoalating Immigration.
” Norwich Bulletin.
We are willing to welcome all who
com: to us possessed of ordinary intelli-
gence, capable of self-support, endowed
with the instincts and ideas of common
morality, and anxious to become of us
as well as merely to live with us. But
it if high time that some restrictions
were put upon the incursions of ignor-
ance and pauperism and vice and crime.
In piain Koglish, we have the right to
choose what guests we shall invite to
enter our family, the right to refuse
those whose company we find undesira-
ble, and the time 1s fully ripe for exers
cising thay right.