Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, June 05, 1891, Image 1

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Ink Slings.
—Summer came on slowly, but when
it arrived it left no one in doubt about
its being here.
—There is a question of taste as to
rare beafsteak, but even the most cyni-
cal will not attempt to question the
quality of a ‘‘rare’’ June day.
—1It is said that BARNUM’s body will
be exhumed and cremated, probably to
forestall the ghouls who want to resur-
rect 1t for a speculative purpose.
—An attempt is being made to form
a coffin trust. We always thought they
would go on with this trust business un-
til they would run it into the ground.
—Last Tuesday 5,290 foreign immi-
grants landed at New York. These
fellows are crowding into this country to
participate in the blessing of protection
to American labor. .
—An industry that employs one
Welshman and three bors may be a
promising infant, but it 1s questionable
whether sixty millions of people should
be heavily taxed to insure its growth.
—Governor PATTISON, with a fine
Roman hand, is engaged in rcunding
off the rough edges of the work perform-
ed by the ‘late lamented” Legislature.
If a little vetoing is needed he is the
man for such an emergency.
— With the light of past experience it
is altogether improbable that the Gover-
nor will call an extra session of the Leg-
islature, although certain parties assume
an air of wisdom in progrosticating
such a contingency.
— It isn’t an edifying sight to see
the heir of the British crown appearing
as a witness in a suit growing out of al-
leged cheating in a game of cards. The
situation in which he finds himself
should cause a “royal flush.”
—The French Chamber of Deputies
has voted to increase the duty on the im-
portation of pork. We are surprised
that the French, who are an enlighten-
ed people, should in this matter imitate
the stupidity of McKinleyism.
—A Dublin newspaper accuses PAR-
NELL of stealing. The discredited leader
has done quite enough to destroy his re-
putation without the additional imputa-
tion of theft. Since heis down what is
the use of such a superfluous kick ?
—4Turn the rascals out’ is a demand
that is always in order where Republi-
can rule exists, tut some one improves
on it by demanding that they be turned
‘‘inside out.”” Something of that kind
is very much needed in Philadelphia.
—Mr. BLAINE, impaired in heaith
and broken down with work, is slowly
making his way toward Bar Harbor,
which, it is to be hoped, may prove to be
for him a harbor from which publiz
care and labor will for awhile be
—INGALLS says that if the Republi-
can party ‘has courage and conscience
it can make a successful run
next year.” But the tact is, the
old party never had any conscience,
and, as for its courage, that was pretty
well knocked out by its defeat last year.
—SARAE BERNHART astonished the
servants at a California hotel by the
liberality of her tips, $20 gold pieces
having been scattered among them with
a lavish hand. The divine Sarah may
have a lean person, but she has a fat
purse, and she is so well up in the role
of CLEOPATRA that she is queenly even
in her disbursements.
--A reward of $5000 is offered for the
apprehension and return of MARsH, the
runaway President of the Keystone
National Bank, but there are doubtless
parties in Philadelphia who would give
twice that amount to prevent the embar-
rassment which MARSH'S revelations
would be likely to create if he were
brought back and put on the witness
—To be consistent with the action of
last year the Republican state conven-
sion of this year will have to endorse
Quay. And if Quay is endorsed what
would be the matter with a rescluticn
endorsing BARDSLEY ? As custodians
of public funds, didn’t they adopt the.
same line of policy, and shouldn’t they
be equally entitled to approval ?
—Speaking of the Bardsley case, the
Philadelphia Inquirer says: “BARDs-
LEY was a Republican. The Republi-
can party must take up his case and fol-
low it to the end. Nothing must be
left for the Democrats.” This is lofty
talk, but the trouble with the Republi-
cans in such cases is that theyjtoo fre-
quently resort to the whitewash brush.
-=In speculating with the State
money and losing it, BARDSLEY did no
more than follow the illustrious exam-
ple of that bright paragon of Pennsyl- :
vama Republicanism, MAT Quay. But
MAT bad a friendiy hand to interpose
and save him from the direful conse-
quences of abortive speculation with
public funds, while “Honest” Joun will
have to face the law in the prisoner's
dock and will be landed in the peniten-
tiary as the result of hishaving imitated»
Pennsylvania's Boss.
{ lightin the Presbyterian church has
A Question of Executive Right.
Some of the newspapers politically
hostile to Governor ParrisoN, particu-
larly the Philadelphia Press, are mak-
ing adverse comments on his action in
regard to the incumbency of the of
fices of Superintendent of Public In-
struction and Chief Factory Inspector.
An attack is made on the Governor
for refusing to issue commissions to
Messrs. WarLer and MARTIN, ex-Gov-
ernor Brzaver’s appointees for the of-
fices in question. But when this mat-
ter is fairly examined it will "appear
that not only was the action of Gover-
nor ParrIsoN, in refusing commissions
to these men, in perfect accordance
with his constitutional right and priv-
ilege, as chief executive of the com-
monwealth, but was also in line with
the strict discharge of duty which has
alway characterized the action of the
present Governor of Pennsylvania.
When Mr. Parison became govern-
or of Pennsylvania for the second time
on the 20th day of last January, there
were vacancies 1n the offices of Super-
intendent of Public Instruction, Chief
Factory Inspector and State Librarian.
It was in the way of his duty to fill
these positions. It is true that shortly
before the close of his term ex-Govern-
or Beaver sent in appointments for all
of these offices and they were con-
firmed by the Senate. But a confirma-
tion by the Senate is not all that is re-
quired to fill a vacancy, and, as Govern-
or Beaver had issued no commissions
to those officials, when Governor Par-
T1s0oN assumed control it devolved upon fill the vacant positions. Under
the law he could issue commissions to
Governor BeAvER'S appointees, or
make new appointinents. In the case
cf the State Librarian he renewed the
commission of Dr. EcLe, but in the
cases of the other two offices to be fill-
ed the Governor made appointments
of his own, as he clearly had the right.
He was no doubt astuated by the be-
lief that in the filling of subordinate
positions,for which he was responsible,
he should be allowed the right of se.
lecting men in whom he could have
full confidence.
There was nothing of an underhand
character in this proceeding. g His con-
duct in this matter leaves only the im-
press of a strict regard for the trust
that had been imposed on him, and of
a determination to be in reality as well
as in name the chief executive of the
administration in which the people
had placed him, In short, he did his
duty to the people and to himself.
But it is said that the Democratic
Senators entered into a compact with
the Republican Senators for{ the con-
firmation of all of Governor BEAVERS
appointments, but in this compact it is
not shown that Governor Pattison
was consulted, nor his wishes consider-
ed. This argument would confound
the executive with the legislative
function. It would subordinate the
governor to senatorial dictation. Con-
sequently the Governor was not bound
by a covenant formed in the precincts
of the Senate chamber, and to which
he was not a party.
Messrs. SNYpEr and WATCHORN,
Governor PATTISON'S appointees, will
assume the respective positions to
which they have been legally ap-
——The sudden death of Judge S.
M. BeckENRIDGE, of St. Louis, 1n the
Presbyterian General Assembly, at De-
troit, on Thursday of last week, was
one of the saddest events that has oc-
curred for some time. He fell dead
while about concluding a speech in the
Briggs case. The last words he ever
uttered were: “I feel that I have dis-
charged my duty faithfuily, I ask you
to excuse me from further words.”
Thirty seconds later he had fallen pros-
trate oa the platform, and within five
minutes the announcement was made
by the startled clerk, “Judge Becken-
In his death a great
ridge is dead.”
gone out !
——In five Maine counties, where
the population is nearly all “native
American,” the Maine Bible society
has found 10,413 tamilies who confess
that they never go to church, and 982
families who do not own a Bible,
which leads the Pittsburg Post to ve-
mark that “this partially explains why
Reep and BovrrLLE go to congress.”
A Halt Called on Philadelphia Cor-
The Philadelphia Times calls a halt
on the robbery that prevails in the
management of the city treasury and
other departments of the city govern-
ment. Bat the system complained of,
and which the Zumes would uproot,
bas prevailed in the management of
the city’s finances for the last quarter
of a century, as is well known toall
its intelligent citizens. There is hard-
ly a voter who doesn't fully understand
the corrupt character of its city gov-
ernment. As a matter of fact robbery
of the tax-payers seems to have be-
come part of the city’s financial policy.
The people of Philadelphia are them-
selves responsible for all the robbery
and jobbery in the management of ner
finances,and if a halt were called on such
dishonest administration, as the Times
demands, itis likely that the taxpayers
and voters of the Quaker city, who
have become habituated to such prac-
tices, would not be happy. It belongs
to the political system which a majori-
ty of its people have deliberately sanc-
tioned by their votes, and is maintain-
ed at the expense of the reputation of
her public officers and of her public
credit, to the end that the Republican
bosses may have control ot the city.
Asthe Doylestown Democrat remarks,
“this robbery goes to furnish the sinews
of war to the bosses in all their politi-
cal battles; it puts their henchmen in-
to office and keeps them there; and
saint and sinner alike partake of
the crumbs that fall from the bosses
table.” If the people of Philadelphia,
themselves, haven't the conrage and
the manhood to rise up and throttle
their public thieves, we see no reason
why the newspaper press should con-
sider it an especially incumbent duty
to come to the front to correct the beset-
ting evil. In the matter of municipal
management the City Government of
Philadelphia is one of the worst in the
country, if not the very worst. In no
other city,even down to the fourth class,
are there such badly paved streets,
80 poorly lighted, with such an inade-
quate supply of water, and so poor at
that. A new city hall is built at an ex-
pense of $15,000,000, while the streets
are thick with mud; she has her
Academies of Music and of Fine Arts,
but the streets are so poorly lighted
thatthe people can hardly see to get to
them. The supremacy of the Repub!i-
can bosses is, and must be, maintained
at the expense of comforts and con-
veniences which the people of every
borough are entitled to, and generally
A Busy Executive.
The labor of the State Legislature
was concluded by its adjournment las
week, but the work of the Governor in
connection with it will continue for
some weeks yet. For the next thirty
days he will be one of the hardest work-
ed men in Pennsylvania. He has that
time allowed him for the consideration
of 263 bills passed by the Legislature,
which he must approve, veto, or allow
to become laws by failure either to ap-
prove or veto. These bills involve the
most important work of the session.
In many instances what was merely
formal and routine work on the part of
the Legislature will give the Executive
long and searching labor. As in duty
bound, he is very careful what he shall
put his name to; and it follows that,
though the legislative mill has ceased
to grind, more than half the product
turned out will have to be sifted over
again before it shall become a part of
the statute law.
—— It was considered important
enough to be telegraph over the ocean
that during GLADSTONE'S recent illness
many plain, common workmen called
to inquire after him and were treated
just the same as any other callers. And
why should they nothave been ? Is itso
remarkable a thing to treat courteously
men who earn their living by their la-
bor that it should be alluded to as
something wonderful ?
rr ——r
——Senator PErrer says: “We want
protection for the mauy, not for the
few.” If this is really the desire of
the Granger Senator he can more thor-
oughly effect his object by acting with
the party which opposes monopoly
tariffs whose purpose is to enrich a few
at the expense of the many.
We give up much space in this issue
or the WarcHMAN to an article from
the pen of our widely known townsman,
Mr. Jaymes MILLIKEN, on the subject
of “Law and Legal-Tender Money.”
The article bears evidence, and is the
result, of much observation, thought
and investigation of the subject, both
at home and abroad. It is written
with vigor and in language that ap-
peals to the common sense of all classes.
The subject is one that is now occu-
pying the attention and commanding
the thought of the ablest minds of our
country, and we cannot but regard this
as one of the ablest contributions to
the question that has come under our
notice. Professed political economists
throughout the world are evidently re-
arranging their logic on the subject of
money and its functions, and Mr. MiL-
LIKEN'S work will fall upon listening
Mr. Francis A. Wanker, L. L. D.,of
Boston, one of the most advanced writ-
ers among men of thought on econom-
ic questions, in his recent publica-
tion, “I'he Tide of Economic Thought,”
says most frankly :
An economic phenomenon of the past
few months has been the extraordinary
woaakening on the part of a great many
persons, merchants, bankers and edi-
tors in the eastern portion of the Unit
ed States, who have hitherto stood
stiffly up against every measure that
sought to increase the money supply.
Whatever may have been the motive
in producing this change of position in
reference to a money supply, on the
part of many of those who formerly
called themselves, with much unction,"
the friends of “honest money,” there is
little doubt in my mind that the ab-
sence of a sufficient resisting or retard-
ing force, at the present time, is largely
due to the highly illogical and incon-
sistent views of the money-function and
the money-thing, put forward by our
leading economists generally in the
past. At no other point has American
thinking in economics been so loose.
Making an insufficient analysis of the
money function to start with, most of
the writers of the orthodox school have
declared that inconvertible notes, how-
ever fully and freely circulating, were
not and could not become money; a
position which Prof. HENRY Sipewick
declares no English economist of repu-
tation has taken.”
Mr. MILLIKEN has shown us letters
from some of the ablest jurists, econo-
mists and financiers in our country,
congratulating him on his work, An
eminent economist and brilliant writer
in St. Louis, writes to him, “you have
got the truth, I predicc the success of
the movement of which you are the
father and to whom all the glory will
be due.” His purposeand aim are ful-
ly set forth in the publication we spread
before our readers to-day.
In acknowledging the compliments
and approval of his work Mr. MiLLI-
KEN makes reply to all as follows:
“Your kind words will assist to stay
up my hands in this mighty warfare
that I have entered upon, that the truth
may prevail, and I say to you, as to all
others believing with you, I sincerely
thank you; and for your approbation
of ‘my publication, ‘Law and Legal
Tender Money,” I also thank you.
“Through false teachings and false
doctrines our beloved country bleeds at
every pore, and the laborer toils with
a broken heart thereby.” *
In Cambria county the Demo-
crats will hold their primary elections
next Saturday. Among the important
offices for which candidates are te be
placed in nomination are Judge and
Sheriff. In Cambria the Democrats
make their nominations by the Craw-
ford county system, and, as the unter-
rified are in the majority in our neigh-
boring county, the candidates are
whooping it up lively at the present
juncture, and they are not confining
themselves to eight hour working days.
——The 14th of June isthe anni-
versary of the adoption of the Stars
and Stripes a3 the flag of the United
States and the Sons of America are
urging that the day should be com-
memorated on that account. It is a
patriotic suggestion, but Star Spangled
Banner Day would come so near In-
dependence Day that it might be in-
convenient to celebrate both of them,
NO. 22.
Change in the Brooks License Law,
Shortly before the Legislature ad-
journed, and with but little discussion
on the subject, important changes were
made in the Brooks retail license law.
The license fee in Philadelphia, Pitts-
burg and Allegheny has been increased
from $500 te $1000, but in the other
cities, and in the boroughs and town-
ships, the license fee has remained un-
changed, It might be expected that
such a high license fee would have a
bad effect in increasing the number of
speak-easies, and it certainly will have
a tendency in that direction, but, nev-
ertheless, considering the profitable
character of the retail liquor business,
and the fact that it is a profitable sub-
ject of taxation, we believe there is
more of benefit than evil in the
change that has been made.
The legalized sale of liquor, while,
from thejpresent conditions ofsociety, it
is an absolute necessity, it nevertheless
has indissolubly connected with it an
element of evil. It is impossible that
it should be placed on the same level
as other business, enjoying the same
privileges and taxed merely for ordina-
ry revenue purposes. Such a rule
could never be tolerated, and if it were
attempted it would arouse a formid-
able opposition.
Even if the increased license fee in
the three large cities of the State should
work in a partially prohibitive manner
we do not suppose the majority of the
citizens would regret the fact. The
only trouble which may be aggravated
is the increase of speak-easies, but with
vigorous action on the part of the au-
thorities there is no reason why the
illegal sale of liquor outside of the pro-
visions of a just license law, should not
be kept in check the same as every
other species of crime.
The President of the United
States visited Philadelphia on Decora:
tion Day and was given a hearty
welcome by citizens and soldiers. He
was present at the memorial ceremo-
nies in Central Laurel Hill, and two
receptions were accorded by the citi-
zens of Philadelphia, who responded in
| thousands to shake hands with the
chief magistrate. The distinguished
visitor was the guest of G. G. MEeADE
post, No. 1, and they gave him a royal
welcome. Mayor Stuart welcomed the
chief executive, and the President re-
sponded in feeling tones. Secretaries
Tracy, Proctor, Postmaster General
Wanamaker and Private Secretary
Havrrorp also took part in the exercis-
es, Aithe Union League the President
was given a luncheon by ex-Mayor
FiTLER, after which a reception was
held in the library.
Rapid Newspaper Work.
The Philadelphia Record has an-
nounced a trinmph in the way of rapid
work which has recently been achieved
under ite auspices. Starting with a
standing poplar tree, in twenty-two
hours a printed edition of 10,000 Re-
cords was produced. The time con-
sumed in the various operations wasas
follows: Chopping one and a half
cords of poplar wood, stripping ‘and
loading on boat, three hours; time
consumed in manufacturing the wood
pulp into paper, five hours; transport
ing from Singerly station to Record of-
fice, one hour and twenty minutes;
wetting paper preparatory to printing,
thirty minutes ; printing 10,000 Records
ten minutes. This makes a total of
twenty-two hours consumed in the en-
tire process, and probably breaks all
previous feats in this line. Wherever
there is an opportunity for ability and
energy to assert themselves, it matters
not in what line, the Record can al-
ways be relied uponto be there. Its
success has been commensurate with
its merits, and Monday's edition num-
bered 150,000.
: ‘Men are wanted to enlist for ser-
vice on the cruisers of the new navy,
bat they do not appear, and the result
is that many of the vessels lack their
compliment of firemen and seamen.
The cause of this is that men will not
submit to petty tyranny and the exac-
tions of small officers when they can
hold up their heads and get pay else
where. Free born Americans will no
longer put up with the assumptions of
superiority on the part of officers. Nec-
essary discipline is ‘one thing, petty
tyranny another.
Spawls from the Keystone,
—The silk-mill at Wetherly is unable to se-
cure enough girls.
—A York woman, aged 97 years, says she
never tasted medicine.
—Pittsburg policemen are accused of “stand-
ing in’’ with thieves.
—A Christian Endeavor Convention has been
in progress at Ashland.
—A four-column Decoration day poera ap-
pears in a Montrose paper.
—More tobacco will be planted in Berks
county than ever before.
—The legislators kept close to the State
Treasurer and his cash-box.
—In the Pennsylvania oil fields during May
314 wells were completed.
—The toll bridge over the Lehigh at Copley
is to be freed at a cost of $9500.
—The Reformed Presbyterians’ Convention
at Pittsburg is as noisy as a political meeting.
—The Joseph Lutz slate quarry, Lehigh
county, has been sold to Dr. W. P. Kistle for
—Children of Frank Dieter, Fullerton, Le-
high county, were injured under a falling
barn door.
—James Weaver, of a Williamsport turniture
house, lost both legs assisting railroad men in
shifting ears.
—Twenty-thrae citizens of Johnstowniwere
arrested by the Sheriff for illegally voting at
the last election.
—The Coroner is having a hard time trying
to fix the murder of Henry Blose, at Bowmans=
town, upon any particular person.
—The Court has refused to receive the bond
of Tax Collector Scally, of Schuylkill county,
because he has too many women on it.
—A bridge across Tuna Creek, at Bradford,
gave way Saturday, dropped 200 fpeople inta
the creek, injuring some of them severely.
—John O. Stark and Chester Squires, while
fishing in Tunkhannock creek near East Lema
on, overturned their boat and were drowned.
—Joseph Herch and George Kutz, proprie=
tor and bartender of an Caston saloon, were
arrested Monday for keeping a disorderly
—Bertha, daughter of Julius Wild, of Dale
borough, fell from a hay loft and broke her
right arm at the elbow. She is about ten
years of age.
—A mammoth king snake with a double
crown, which has appeared annually at Strass-
town, Berks county, for many years, has just
been seen again.
—Washington Camp, of Pottsville, gave a.
theatrical performance in which Generals.
Sheridan, Gregg, Early,Breckinridge and Rus.
sell were depicted.
—The Supreme Court at Harrisburg Monday:
refused the appeal of the Delamaters for a cons.
tinuance until October of the hearing on their:
application for a change of venue.
—Johia Thompson, of Mount Nebo, Lebanon.
county, was killed by being thrown from his
carriage the other day, but the younglady
who accompanied him escaped uninjured.
—Saturday afternoon Edward Berringer:
was arrested on the charge of embezzling $125
money belonging to his employer, Henry
Hartman, a dairyman, residing at Warrense
—Claiming to be a consumptive anda rheu-
matic, Samuel Hoack, at the Dauphin county
jail, imposed on the keepers, and, takingjad-
vantage of the liberties allowed him, made his
escape. :
—The Sunbury hook and ladder truck. was
upset and-Wes. Reagal-haa--his collar bone
broken, his rigut ear badly injured and his
left arm broken. Warren Weaver’s xight. arm.
was broken,
—Victor E. Eshleraan, son of a soldier; is the
successful candidate in a competitive exam~
ination in Lancaster for a West Point.cadet=
ship. William Cramer has been recemmend~
ed as anh alternate.
—The corner-stone of the Roman Catholic .
church of Presentation, at Cheltenham, Mont
gomegy county, Rev. John Loughran, pastor,
was laid Saturday afternoon, in the presence
of a large concourse of people.
--Two boys, about eight years. old, were
found in a Reading gutter dead drunk. One
was in a serious condition all night, but is now
out of danger. A vigorous effort is being made
to discover the person who.gave them. the li-
—Conrad Beck, of Reading, playing jball in
the Hessian camp, was strtiek on the left fine
ger by the ball. The finger was badly split.
Not noticing his injuries Mr. Beck. stooped for
the “leather” and seeing the blood: spurting
from the wound he fainted.
—Elias Brey, of Krausdale, Lehigh county,
left by will $100 to the Mennonite Church for
Indian missions, $100 to the Carlisle Indian
School, $100 to St.Paul’s Lutheran church, cf
Upper Hanover, Montgomery county, and tha
balance of $10,000:to friends.
—The only member now. living: {of the com=
mittee of one hundred appointedtomeet Gener=
al Lafayette when he arrived. in this country
on his memorable visit, is.Geozge Shiras, wha
boards at Economy, Beaver county, Pa. Mr.
Shiras is eighty-six years.o!d, hale and hearty,
and still enjoys a day’s fishing sport.
—Thomas Ewing, a Huntingdon county
farmer, who had, until a few days ago, a rather
handsome young wife, discovered that she
was unfaithful to him, and that his brother
was the man in the case. Thomas surrender-
ed the woman to the brother upon conditicm
that they leave the state, which they did.
—There are all sorts and conditions of men
in Hazleton and almost every nation is re.
presented. There are English, Scotch, | Irish,
Welsh, Germans, French, Spanish, Austrian,
Hun, Pole, Prussian, Slav, Magyar, Bohemian,
Greek, Syrian, Arab and Chinese, but stil}
there was another added to the long list. Five
Laplanders came last week.
—Ex-Sanator Wallace negotiated a lease {a
the Berwind- White company, of tPhiladelphia,
of a large body of coal lands, the royalty frcm
which will go very far toward a lighidation of
his debts. He has also been successful in
getting the Pennsylvania railroad company tQ
construct branch lines to his coal lines.
—John Yoh, aged about twenty«:ight years,
and an inmate of the Reading alinshouss, has
not eaten anything for twenty-four days. The
young man is subject ta epileptic fits, and has
water on the brain. He has been an inmate of
the almshouse for a number of years, His pa=
rents reside in that city, but where, the official
do nct know.
—The Fire committee of city council ac@
the president and firemen of each fire con
pany at Lock Haven met in the counciljchama
ber and re-elected George D. Fox, of the
Good Will hose company, chief of the dep: rte
ment and William E. Frank, of the Hand-ine
Hand hose company, assisstant chief, each fo
serve for one year,