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—The Prince of Wales is growing
fat; but, then, what else has he to
—No one can deny that the Billion
Dollar Congress did a complete job.
The money in the treasury has to be
looked for with a microscope.
—Six American and three British
cruisers patroling Behring Sea to pre-
serve the seal fishery, bespeak the im-
portance of the sealski
—JoHN BARDS could a tale un-
fold that would give the Republican
ringsters of the Quaker city the greatest
quake that any set of scamps ever ex-
—The removal of JEFF DAVIS'S re-
mains to Richmond could serve no oth-
er purpose than to encourage the Re-
publicans to give the bloody shirt an-
--It is said that SvULLIVAN and
SLAVIN are willing and eager to fight,
but it is more likely to be a set-to at
long range with their mouths in which
neither can be knocked out.
—Concerning the absconded President
of the Keystone Bank, the officers of the
law may be correct in their conclusion
that the most ‘likely place to find
MARsH is in a Jersey swamp,
-—It isn’t likely that the Fall River
mill hands, just reduced 10 per cent in
their meager wages, have sent a dispatch
to Major McKINLEY congratulating
him on his nomination for Governor.
—The Philadelphia Press tells the
Pennsylvania Republicans that unless
‘they root out corruption,” they must
“swallow defeat next fall.”” Tn other
words, it is a case of ‘root hog or
—-The Republican State convention
has been called to meet on the 19th of
August. It is hardly probable that at
this dog-day assemblage the leaders will
be mad enough to give Quay another
--With the advance in ths price of
fruit jars reported from Pittsburg, the
provident housewife will find that the
McKinley bill has considerably dimin-
ished the benefastion of a bountiful
—A prominent Delsartian teacher
cays that there isn’t enough yawning
done, as an accomplishment. This is
certainly not the fault of the Delsartian
nonsense which is calculated to make
people very tired.
—The barbarism that is having full
swing in Hayt1 is a sample of the negro
rule which Mr. Harrison thought
would be a good thing to have estab-
lished in our Southern states at the
point of the bayonet.
—1¢ is said that ex-Senator Geo. W.
DEeELAMATER intends to locate in the
new state of Washington. If heshould
conclude to run for Governor out there
he might get a certificate of character
from his old friend Quaxy.
—Queen VICTORIA is said to be great
ly put out by a son of the Prince of
Wales falling in love with an American
beauty. But after the baccarat scandal
th® Yankee girl displayed a censurable
condescension in having anything to do
with a member of thé Wales family.
-—The National Executive Silver Com-
mittee want the Ohio Democracy to
give their platform a silver lining, pro-
mising great assistance if it be done ;
but the proposition, if adopted, would
impart a glitter that would probably
scare off more gudgeons than it would
—The heresy of a prominent Ohio
Methodist clergyman in repudiating
tha doctrine of eternal nell-fire, and the
arrest of a man named Jorn WESLEY
in Allegheny fer keeping a speak-easy,
are damaging circumstances, but should
not be taken as positive evidence of
—«A father hearing his little boy in
the other room singing ‘I want to be an
angel,’ told his mother that she had bet-
ter zo and see what he was up to.”
The same precaution wouldn’t be out of
place when WANAMARER throws more
than the usual amount of piety into his
discourses to the Bethany Sunday
—It would be a great joke on the
Democrats of Michigan if tha vote in
the State next year should show that
they could have gotten all the Presiden-
tinl electors under the old electoral law
which they have changed so that they
can't get more than balf of them at
But the change wa: made on
correct principles, anyhow.
-~3)ma ona remarking upon the
growth of Chicago as compared with
Glasgow, says that the former has
1,000,000 inhabitants to the latter's |
600,000. Bat if Glasgow wera made to
spread all over Scotland it wouldn’t
show such an unfavorable comparison
with the city that has been made to com-
prehend tha anvtheastern corner of the
STATE RIGHTS AND FEDERAL UNION.
BELLEFONTE, PA., JUNE 26, 1891.
The Columbian Fair Commission.
Governor ParrisoNn has appointed
the Commissioners to the Columbian
Fair who will have the disposal of the
$300,000 appropriated by the Legis:
lature for the purpose of securing a good
representation for Pennsylvania at
Chicago and to attend to the general
interest of the State at the great ex-
position in 1893. The commission is
by no means a partisan one, and it
should not be. At least half of the
commissioners are unquestionable
Democrats. The balance are Repub
licans and men of liberal political senti-
ments, shading off into the granger and
The appointment of Colonel Mo-
CLURE as a member of the commission
is no doubt intended to be a compliment
to one who justly may be considered a
distinguished citizen, an able editor
and a putatively independent politician.
Major Bent, of the Steelton Steel
Works, a Republican who believes in
free raw materials,is,we suppose,intend-
ed to represent a great manufacturing
industry of the State, ard fittingly
joined with him is Mr. FARQUHAR, of
York, who, although a member of
“the grand old party,” has sense
enough to know that a high tariff is
injurious to manutactures, and has had
the courage to say so in a number of
able publications. x-Senator EMERY,
ot McKean, fits in very well asa re
presentative of the kicking Republi-
cans, and along with him is Hon.
Cuarres S. Worrg, who has suffi
cieutly proved his capacity to. kick
with energy and ettect, Mr. Worre's
appointment is a very happy selection.
T. V. PowpEeRLY's appeirance in the
list of commissioners 1s for the evident
purpose of representing the Knights of
The granger element has its repre-
sentative in Mr. Jorn A. Herr, of
Ciinton, who, however, we think does
not answer that purpose as couspicu-
would have done. In putting Mr.
RoBerr Purvis on the commission
the Governor recognizes the colored
element, which the Republicans, both
in this State and elsewhere, are loath
to do, notwithstanding that for years
they have been kept in power by col-
What appears-4o ue singular in the
make up of the commission is that
while the manufacturing centers, the
farming districts and the bituminous
cite section of the State, the counties
of Schuylkill,Northamberland, Carbon,
representative. Mr. PowperLy, from
the latter county, must be credited to
no other interest than that of labor in
its general sense, which he is so abun:
dently able to act and speak for. How-
ever, overlooking this defect, the com-
mission appears to be an able one, and |
no doubt will be creditabie to Penn.
sylvania and promotive of her interest
at the great Columbian Fair.
A Bellefonte correspondent, writing
to the Williamsport Gazette and Bulletin
about a recent visit of Ex-Judge Camp-
BELL, of Phil’a, to Bellefonte,commends
the Republicanism of that gentleman,
saying that “it does a person good to lis-
ten to his exposition of Republican prin-
ciples.” That, however, is a matter
of taste, und we have no comments to
make npon it, but we must object to
the manner in which the correspon-
dent mixes np history. He says the
Ex-Judge “was a member of the An-
cient Artillery of Pottsville, and went
with the company to Washington af-
ter the first Ball Run battle, arriving
there in advance of the Massachusetts
regiment that was mobbed in Balti
A person who is so deplorably igno-
rant of the order of events in the great
drama of the Rebellion as to put the
battle of Bull Run ahead of the passage
ofthe first Pennsylvania troops through
Baltimore and the mobbing of the
Massachusetts regiment, is not fit to
write for the newspapers, and we are
surprised that the historian of the
Gazette and Bulletin did not correct
the blunder of this historical igno-
——Fine job work of ever discription
state of Illinois.
at the WarcaMAN Office.
Labor, and as such 1s very appropriate. |
ously as our friend LeoNarDp Ruong
Luzerne and Lackawanna having no
The Effect of the Third Party.
closure by the Third Party 1s not
likely to be as extensive and for-
midable as some politicians expected or
apprehended. Even in its native field,
the granger State of Kansas, it appaers
to be limited, as is shown by the fol-
lowing dispatch from Topeka :
The returns received by the Alliance execu-
tive committee from sub-Alliances, which were
asked to pass judgment on the work done by
the Cincinnati convention, are far from en-
couraging to the People’s party politicians. It
is known that twenty-five sub-Alliances have
repudiated the Third Party movement. The
Cloud county Alliance has adopted a resolu-
tion to abandon the Third Party and return to
their past affiliation because the South was not
represented in the Cincinnati convention and
because they believe the Third Party will dis-
rupt the Republican party to the benefit of
the Democratic party.
This emanates from a Republican
source, the fear being expressed that
the Third Party departure would help
the Democrats atthe expense of the Re-
publicans. Such an apprehension is
grounded upon the fact that the grang-
ers of the South will not go into the
new movement, but will stick to their
This consideration will doubtless
have the effect of preventing many of
the Kansas and other Western Repub-
lican grangers from joining the so call-
ed People’s Party ; yet there is reason
to believe that the Democratie party
is going to be benefited even if the Third
Party should nov make serious inroads
on the Republican ranks. The West
is fall of voters hitherto connected
with the tarift party, who have become
tired of paying tarift taxes. They have
beeu kepcin line for some years by the
promise that the burden which they
have bees forced to bear for the benefit
of eastern manufacturers would be
ligh vied by « reduciion of the tariff
i broi:zii. a son: by their own party. The
| MoKisiev hill has shown them how
this promise has been kept. Their only
hope of taritf reform now is in the
i Democratic party, and they will vote
[the Democratic ticket straight, as
| thousands of them did last year. They
| won't look to a Third Party as a means
of relief from the burden of monopoly
' by which they are oppressed, but will
| rather regard it as interfering with the
reliet they desire, which can be af-
forded them only by the triumph of
' Democratic tariff reform.
! Not as Guiltless as He Claims.
The statement of government official
and petroleum regions are represented, | Lacy does not agree with the asser-
there is no one from the great anthra- | tion of Postmaster-General Wanama-
| KER that he had nothing more to do
: with the wrecked Keystone Bank
‘than any other customer of that in-
stitution. Lacy shows that Wawa-
MAKER interfered to prevent an investi-
gation of the bank after he knew, and
others knew, that it was hopelessly in-
solvent. It is thus made to appea
that the statement of the Postmaster
| General, which he made with such an
unctuous appearance of honesty and
candor, was evasive, and in some par-
ticulars pogitively false. It can not be
disguised hy any statement he may
make that he was culpably connected
with the causes which brought ahont
the Keyrtome crash. Through personal
influence he used money of the bank
which he had no right to use,and while
he knew the bank was on the eve of a
collapse he gave no warning of its un-
safety as a place of deposit for public
Philadelphia tried to play a sly game
on the Btate by getting an appropria-
tion of a considerable sum of money to
keep Memorial Hall, in Fairmoun*
Park, in repair. It will be remember-
ed that this building was put up by the
State at a large costin connection with
the centennial exhibition. After the
Fair was over the State generously
presented the building to the city and
it consequently became city property.
As such there was no more reason to
ask the State to maintain and preserve
it then there would to ask it to keep in
repair the city hall or Moyamen-
The appropriation for Memorial Hall
was $25,000, the Governor vetoing it,
giving as ome of the reasons for doing
80, that if the preservation of the Hall
“is a matter of any value or concern
to that city, the resources and reve-
nies of Philadelphia are quite ae-
quate to its maintenance in proper
The eruption into the political en-
| “The leading Republicans of the
"country are sending showers of con-
| gratulatory messages to Major Mc-
| KINLEY on his nomination for Gov-
!ernor, They seem to recognize him as
| the immediate champion of the party,
and so he is.”
| This is the expression of a Republi-
can contemporary and there is much
truth in it. McKINLEY is the imme-
diate champion of the party which
taxes the many for the benefit of the
few—of a party which pours unnec-
essary revenue into the treasury that
Lit may be squandered by a profligate
congress. That he will have the sup-
port of those who profit by his system
there can be no doubt. Among the
dispatches pouring in upon him may
be found congratulations from the fav-
ored class who have become speedily
and unduly rich by the bounties which
have been given them at the expense
of the general mass of citizens. He is
ino doubt congratulated by the pen-
sion sharks whose plunder is limited
only by the amount of money which
tariff taxation pours into the treasury.
Congratulations are also extended) by
the political ringsters and jobbers.
who find their profit in the profuse:
expenditures of a Billion Dollar Con-.
gress. Without a McKINLEY to squeeze
the money out of the people there
would not be the means of extravagance
or the opportunity of public pillage..
It is fitting that those who derive their
prosperity from this source should
send Major McKiNLey their compli--
merts and their good wishes for his
success as a candidate. They have
good reason to regard him as their
Bat it isn’t probable that there are
many congratulatory dispatches pour-
ing in apon nim from that class of peo-
ple who find their wages reduced since
his tavift law weut into operation and
the cost of the necessaries of life in-
creased. These are compelled to with-
hold their congratulations, having no
reason to wish the Major success.
A Candid Admission..
The Altoona Tribune says : “We are
anxious to see the present law, which
protects the American manufacturer,so
amended as so protect the American
working man also.”
There is hope when so good a Re-
publican paper makes the candid
admission that the McKinley tariff law
does not protect the working man. The
claim has been made that it was es-
pecially intended to benefit the class
who make their living by their labor,
thousands of votes having been gained
for the Republican party by that claim.
But honest Republicans are being fore.
ed to admit that it is not having this
effect. The truth of this admission is
geen on every hand. The wages of
labor have not been raised, but on the
contrary there have been reductions og
pay which have caused discontent and:
strikes in every department of industry..
The lists of these disturbances, which
have occurred since the McKinley law
went into operation, fill columns of the
newspapers. The demands of the work-
ing people for better pay have been
answered by filling their places with
It 18 thus that the promise that aa
increase of the tari ff would be attended
by an increase of wages, has proved to.
be a delusion. What has aggravated this
deception is that while the McKinley
law has failed to protect and benefit the
wage-earner, it has increased the price
of manv things needed in his living.
While candor compels the admis:
sion that labor is not protected by the
Republican tariff law. we see the Me-
Kinley party nominating him for Gov-
ernor in Ohio, and they will call upon
the working people to rally to his sup-
port on account of al'eged benefits his
measure has counferrel upon them. We
shall see whether they will be fonled
again by such a claim.
Capt. Gro. W. SKINNER and his
brother McDo~NELL SKINNER have pnr.
chased and taken control of the Me-
Connellsburg Democrat. The Demo-
crats of little Fulton may congratulate
themselves that this paper, which has
stood so manfully by Democratic prin-
ciples for so many years, in changing
hands has fallen under the control of
| go distinguished,able and reliable Demo-
crats as Capt. SKINNER and his brother.
Just: Waking. Up to.Its Peril.
Amid all the iniquities (or which
Republican rule in Pennsylvania is
responsible it is encouraging to: find a
journal belonging to that party will-
ing to look those iniquities in theface,
acknowledge them, and tell the party
thatitmust beheld responsible for them.
Such a journal is the Manufacturer; of
Philadelphia, which has never faltered.
in maintaining the Republican cause
and has been a leader in advocating. its
tariff policy ;. but when it comes to
speak of the Republican rascality re-
cently developed jin Philadelphia in
the case ot BArDSLEY;it is forced tosay:
It is worth whil2 to speak in plain.terms. of
some of the consequences which are likely to
befall from this great crime. All the persons
involved, directly.and indirectly, we believe,.
are Republicans. No doubt there are plenty of
men in the Democratic party who would have
done as much evil, or more,. if opportunity
had offered ; but the fact is that this particular
piece of in‘quity is the work. of Republicans.
It has come to light at a time when. every
honest man in tne State is congratulatinghim-
self that a Repbulican candidate for the gov- ;
ernorship, accused of somawhat similar: prac-
tices, did not obtain election. It comes ata
time when a Republican legislature has re-
fused to fulfill the pledge given by the party to
reform the ballot law in accordance with the
requirements of justice, and: when the same
body has rejected a bill which proposed to
forbid the railroad corporations to discriminate
against the people‘of Pennsylvania. Ifit be a
fact that the solitary plea upon which. a.po-
litical party can claim the suffrages of the peo:
ple is that it is able and willing to give them
good government, with what degree of confi
dence will the claims of the Republican: party
be urged upon .the people of Pennsylvania
when next it comes before them? There is a
great Republican majority in the State. It is
composed of honest. men who are attached to
the party, devotedito its principles, and: proud
of its history, but they want honest govern- |
ment first of all. Will it seem strange if some
of them shall begin to doubt if fidelity to. party
affiliations is the best way to get it ? Will it be
surprising if the alarming defection which
was witnessed: last fall shall become more
alarming next year ? We have reached a time |
when men are beginning to inquire: what are
the qualifications for lsadership of the leaders
who put a great political partywinto such a
position that a heavy strain is placed: upon the
loyalty of the members who relain. their self--
There is much truth in the above, so
forcibly pat, but it is-singular that it
took such.a wonderfully long time for
some men to inquire about “the quali-
fications for leadership’ when they saw
year after year such characters as Quay |
and his. disreputable following o!
ringsters and jobbers. leading the party
and controlling the politics and govern-
ment of the State. The “qualification”
of such leaders.should: have been and
was known to every intelligent man
in the State. Nothing could have been
a more natural product of such leader-
ship than the case of BarpsLey in
Philadelphia. When he stole he did
no more than follow the example of
those who. raided the State Treasury
andjwere backed in the offense by an
endorsement of the party’s State con-
vention... The Manufacturer should
have known that there was a logical
Teiationship between the conduct of
Quay and of BARDSLEY, and yet it just
wakes up to the imminent peril in
which BArbsLEY'S offense places the
A Luscious Prespect.
From all quarters we have the prom-
ise of an unusual fruit crop. The
peach yield this year promises to be en-
ormous. Ata meeting of the peach
growers of Delaware and the Maryland
peninsula to arrange for transportation
the estimates of the crop that would be
sent to market were put at 4,000,000
baskets. In Eastern Pennsylvania
there promises to be a large yield, and
in the Western part of this State,where
peaches are not a sure crop more than
two years out of five, there is every in-
dication of a large yield of fine frais,
and when we do get plenty of peaches
they are of a splendid quality. Fruit
this year will be so plenty, of such fine
quality, and prices will be so cheap,
that its free use will be wishin the
reach of all.
This will be good for everybody.
It will be particularly goog for the poor
who, when fruit is scarce and dear, are
denied an indulgence in a luxury which
is so promotive of health and so accep
table to the appetite. Fruit in abun-
dance is conducive to the general health
-—In vetoing an appropriation for the
‘West Pennsylvania hospital the Gover
nor says he did it for the reason that he
didn’t want to encourage mismanage-
ment, The voters in the near future
will veto Republican rule in Pennsyl-
vania for the same reason,
Spawls from the Keystone,
—Itwill be a gala day at Gettysburg sp
| —The crop outlook in Northampton county
"is excellent. .
—Governor 'Pattisonwill name the thirty
Commissioners for the World's Fair.
—Schuylkill county’s new Court House
will be dedicated on Septem ber 3rd.
—Lehigh eoanty will turn out 13,000,000
bricks this season.
—Baptists of Pennsylvania will convene at
Seranton in Oetnber.
—Seven-day Baptists at Ephrata will sus.
pend all pending lawsuits.
—Six bushels of cherries have been picked
from. on e tree at Lebanon this season:
—Sarah Stauffer, of Boyertown; droppe d
dead while taking a walk for her health.
. —Lizzie Horman, a Pitisburg girl, while
lumping,bit off a large piece of her tongue.
—The professors of the Reading High
sihool have resigned and a row is imminent,
—Two men were killed by the same train at
Ashland within afew hundred yards of each
—Chester’s Board of Health imposes a fine
on all housekeepers who throw slops into ash
—A private insane asylum is about to be es.
tablished on the Neversink Mountain, near
—Governor Pattison attended the reception
given by the President of Dickinson College
Lewis Bixler’s fall from a cherry tree at Shoe,
in Pittsburg is the first shipment ever sent
east of Chicago.
--Depressed by chronic hernia, James Hum.
merer, aged 45 years, on Monday at York
blew out his brains, % .
of “disappearing.” Saturday and Sunday each
added one to the list.
—The body of Dr. N. B. Wolfe, a former
cremated in Lancaster.
the first eircus trapez performer in the coun.
‘try, is dead at 89 years.
near Mount Carmel by a tramp whom he had
refused to give cherries.
families in that town.
visit to the anthracite region.
(Albright has landed Daniel N. Kemmerer, .
aged 63, of near Reading, in jail.
—Three boys have been arrested at: Reading
for'rebbing an ice-house. They carted the ice
off in a wheelbarrow and sold it.
—Governor Pattison is being smothered in
telegrams of thanks from Pittsburgers for ve.
toing Senator Flinn's wharf bill.
—Lemuel Jones, of Minersville, himself pal.
wife dead at his side of heart failure.
| —A piece of slate weighing five tons fell on
| Penrose Waltz, in the Eureka quarry, at Slaps -
| ington, and erushed the life out of him.
—Dr. T. C. Rich, of Williamsport, took acon.
| it with enough emetics tosave his life,
—A 3teelton man, horsewhipped on the
give the name of his assaiants to the police.
—Farmer Conrad Weisner, of Brush Valley,
near Reading, was instantly killed by. falling
from a wagon and breaking his neck. He wag -
—Reading’s Italian shoemaker, Pedro Bue»
cieri, has been held in $1500 bail for murder.
ously attacking Farmer Charles Borkey with a .
—Eva Freely, aged 214. years, arose in. her:
sleep at Middletown, walked to the second.
story window, fell to the ground and escaped
—The wife of Stephen Collins, State Councils
lor of the Junior O. UL A. M., has sued for dis.
voree at Pittsburg on she ground of cruelty and
—A runaway horse threw Miss Tillie Gibson j-
aschool teacher, snd John C. Paul, of Greens-
burg, from a buggy on Saturday, and both will.
ducting a blast that one of its. stones killed:
Mis. Henrietta Ernst have each been admitted:
to $1000 bail.
—The Plymouth cemetery. riots could not:
be saddled upon Martin Wilkes, the “Polish
King.” He was acquitted of:digging up newe
ly buried bodies.
—A Polish girl has been arrested at Everson
for stealing $3,000 in $2.50 - gold pieces, the
treasure which Mrs. Margaret Kehoe has been:
hoarding for years.
— Lightning on Wednesday night rendered,
unconseious Riley Horst; of Heidelberg town.
ship, and Dr. 8. P. Heilm an’s twa farm handg
in Union township, lebanon county.
—Charles R. Campbell, who was drowned: in
the.Conemaugh River near his home at Derby
station, Pa., stood among the highest men in
this year's graduating class at Princeton.
—Six Arabian peddlers have been. arrested
for a burglarious raid at Mahanoy City on Sun.
day night, in which Peter Leahy, Patrick
Barke and George Schoock lost watches and
—The funeral of Frankie. Zearfooa, of Rie-
geolsville, who was accidentally shot and killed
by his brother, took place. on Tuesday. It is
feared that the brother will lose his mind
—Captain Eli Dougherty, of Lebanon, while
01 his brother’scherry tree saw the gun of his
brother's hired man pointed at him. The Cap-
tain was mistaken for a thief. He dodged and
fell, breaking his arm.
—TFor bringing many and vexatious criming$
eharges against alleged offenders at Reading
and then “settling” such suits as the victims
might pay to evade, Fred Grohman has gone
to.jail, guilty of barratry.
—For improper behavior John Korontz was
on Sunday ordered to leave his boarding house
ab Silver Brook, Luzerne county , whereupon
with two razors he gave a parting eut to his
landlord, the latter's wife and four fellow
/--Drunken Fred Ellets, of Hazleton, chased
his wife with a butcher knife to a neighbor's
cut John Conners, who defended her, and was
then himself thrashed by three men uhtil the
only way he could get, to, the lookup was in a
—A broken thigh was the result of young.
—A carload of ;,Texas melons Jjust received
—Young girls at Reading have an epidemie. -
‘ Lancasterian, who died ia Cincinnati, was
—David Minnick, of Bedford Springs, and .
—John Sallada, 16 years old, was fatally shof .
—In its last issue the Allentown Democrat. -
records the arrival of twins in three different -
Philadelphia Coal Exchange members ang .
their wives, number 150, are on theirannual
—A charge of seduction by pretty Annie Ly -
sied, waked up on Saturday morning to find hig .
ite by mistake instead of ipecac, but followed
streets of Harrisburg a few days ago,refused te ..
——The five men: held at Lancaster for so con~ ——