Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, September 04, 1891, Image 1

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Ink Slings. -
—After CampBeLL gets well it will
be McKINLEY'S turn to get sick.
—1It will be a good day for Chili and
the United States when Minister EGAN
is called back.
—The wonderful enthusiasm for Gen-
eral GREGG seems to have imitated the
mercury and taken a tumble,
—Down in Delaware they are having
too much of a good thing—even the
pigs turn up their snouts at peaches.
—The President experiences an em-
barrassment in having a boy who is al-
lowed to monkey with a printing press,
—~Canada shows so light an increase in
population that she hardly presents a
decent prize to be gobbled by the
American eagle.
--Big crops and good prices are caleu-
lated to make the farmers smile, and
when they smile the whole country is
likely to be happy.
—Mexico will be largely represented
at the Chicago Fair if there isn't a revo-
lution on her hands to employ herat ten-
tion at that time.
-—Now that BALMACEDA is out of a
job it is a wonder that some enterprising
manager isn’t after him for the Ameri-
can lecture platform.
—If Mr. BLAINE is in as good health
as his friends represent him to be in,
he should be at his post of duty doing
work for the pay he gets.
--The American hog is expected to
make an entrance into Germany very
shortly. It is a tight fence that the
American hog can’t get through.
~-The New York Herald devotes two
pages to an expose of the Raum refriga-
tor scheme. The impression left on its
reader’s minds is that it is a cold steal.
—-It is supposed that JAY GouLb has
surrendered control of the Union Paci-
fic Railroad because he finds it a cream-
pot that is no longer worth skimming.
—Has anybody heard of Chairman
ANDREWS lately? The Chairman of
the Repubiican Committee seems to
have been mislaid or else he has strayed
or was stolen.
—They are charging ten cents admis-
sion into the house in which McKINLEY
was born, the money to be used to help
elect him Governor. This is collecting
the fat in driblets.
—The victors in Chile have no debts
of friendship to cancel. They won their
battles without aid or comfort from the
outside world in general and the United
States in particular.
—Di1az, President of Mexico, is re-
ported as trying to assume dictatorial
powers. The way BALMACEDA has
been treated should warn him that this
is not a good year for dictators.
---With one million dollars a day
flowing to’this country from Europe in
exchange for our grain, prosperity should
turn on us one of its broadest smiles.
Ill blows the wind that profits nobody.
—Major McKINLEY is making as
much of a straddle on the silver question
as have the Pennsylvania Republicans,
and yet he does not run as much risk of
being split in two by it as by the tariff
—The Republicans of Pennsylvania,
who havee put a soldier on their ticket
for political effect, will have occasion to
discover that the people just now are
more anxious to punish embezzlers than
to reward soldiers.
—The head of the Republican clubs
for which (JAck DALrzeLL and Jack
Rosinsoxn are contending, has the ap-
pearance of a jack-pot for which two
tricky political gamblers are playing an
interesting game.
—General CANTO, who whipped BAL-
MACEDA, is the hero of the hour in South
America, but as things go in that coun-
try it can’t be possible that CANTO will
refrain from setting up as a dictator on
the first opportunity,
--The arrogance with which RusseLn
Raggson demanded and was granted
the use of a government vessel contrary |
to regulations, is evidence that the
American people are bound to have his
unpleasant personality intruded upon
their attention.
—The organ grinder has fallen upon
evil days. He has been suppressed in a
large number of countries, but the Briton
seems inclined to Jet him stay. For the
sake of harmony on this continent it is
hoped that Great Britain will throw the |
protecting folds of her flag around him |
and keep him forever.
—When a man makes up his mind to |
got out of jail, there doesn’t seem to be mn em mccn—
| ——When a Berks county Republi.’
anything in the way of an ordinary pri-
- son which will hold him. Eugene!
O'HARA, the “roughest man in New
York,” took the risk of a fall of eighty
feet in his escape from Jefferson Market
prison, in that city. It was evidently a
case of liberty or death with him, and,
with the usual luck which seems to at-
tend some of Satan’s imps, liberty won.
NO. 34.
The People’s Contest.
The contest in Pennsylvania this
year will emphatically be the people’s
contest, It will be the people against
the political gamblers and party ma-
chine managers who have worked the
State government and used the State
Treasury for their own individual
The carefuland honest citizen should
not, and we believe, will not consider
the issueas one that is to determine
whether a Republican or a Democrat
shall fill the office of Auditor General
or State Treasurer, but rather whether
the books shall be opened and examin-
ed—whether they shall go'into new
hands that they may be overhauled
and a statement presented to the
There has been thieving going on—
embezzlers have been at work, and the
people want to have the whole bad
business exposed. They can’t ‘expect
that these evils ‘will be exposed by
those who committed them.
The Quays, the CooprErs, the Haxpy
SairHs, the Bovers, the McCayaxts
and the BArRDSLEYS, are not the men
who want the books to be opened and
the evidence given to the people as to
how the mooey in the treasury has
been used. Therefore the utter folly
of continuing in the Auditor General's
office, and at the head of the Treasury,
officers who would be under such in-
Machine officers are not the oues
to show up the rottenness of the ma-
Individually Morrison and GREGG
may be reputable men, but they owe
their nominations to machine influ-
affiliation with the party bosses—
his connection with them is so strong
that he could not break away from
to do so, and he has never given any
and even an honest disposition on his
determination of the desperate treasury
gamblers to keep the booksclosed and
prevent investigation.
The developments in the BARDSLEY
case show the rottenness that prevails
in Republican financial management.
The plowshare of investigation ust
be rua through both the Auditor Gen-
eral’s and the State Treasnrer’s offices,
and the subsoil turned up and exposed
to the sunlight of official scrutiny. It
wouldn't do for the plow to be a “ma-
chine” plow. Machine men would be
out of place between its handles.
The people are now interested in hav-
ing men in those two offices who will
not be afraid that their friends will be
hurt'if the books are examined, and
who will enforce the law in the settle-
ment of accounts without fear, favor or
We have not such men there now,
and we would not have them there if
Quay’s machine eandidates should
be elected.
The Germans have been experiment-
ing with bicycles with a view to the
use of them in the army, and with suc-
cess, judging by a recent report that
many vere to be made for the army.
The first experiment of this kind in
the United States was at the encamp-
ment of the Connecticat National
Guard. Lieutenant Bowen was pleas-
ed with it, and in his report to the War
Department recommended an experi-
ment by the regulars. A man on a
bicycle can go where he could not on a
j borgse. The suggestion is that the
bicycle could be used to advantage by
! the bearers of dispatches, and also by
| skirmishers and forces sent to recon-
noiter. The cyclists of the Connecti-
ent Goard were armed with revolvers
and revolving carbines. Now that
{war is daily becoming more and
{ more a matter of machines, the Lien-
| tenant's recommendation ought to re-
ceive attention at the Department.
can Convention refuses to condemn two
of the three delegates who voted at the
Harrisburg Convention against General
| Grrca, the claim of the Republican
{ organs that their candidate is popular
| at home shows falsehood upon its face.
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Morrisox is noted for his long |
their influence even if he should desire !
evidence of his entertaining sach a de- |
General Grea is uiterly inex- |
perienced in political and official life, |
part would be unavailing against the |
False Campaign Issues.
Major McKinrey is making his
fight for Governor of Ohio chiefly on
the question of free coinage. He is
throwing himself into the fight as a
stalwart opponent of the free silver
policy, with an apparent obliviousness
of the fact that the people at this time
are more interested in the question of
tariff taxation than they are in anything
relating to coinage. They feel the
pinch of taxation on their necessaries
and are not troubling themselves as to
whether their dollars are made of
paper, or of silver, or of gold. Tariff
reform is really the great issue before
the country, but the Major is shy of it
and spreads himself on the silver ques-
tion. The latter is not a party issue,
for there are Republicans as well as
Democrats who are in favor of free sil-
ver, butit is the tariff, entering every
household in the country and pinching
wherever there ig a buyer to be pinch-
ed, that constitutes the issue upon
which the two parties are distinctly di-
In abandoning the tariff asa cam-
paign question McKiNLey abandons
the issue which he was chiefly instru-
mental in raising. In turning his back
upon his own offspring and posing as
the champion of “honest money” he
| shows himself to be more ofa dema-
gogue than a statesman, This is par-
ticularly shown by his attempt 10
strengthen his position as an honest
money advocate by quoting Mr. CLEVE:
LaND's anti-silver letter, in the face of
the fact that a few months ago he de-
nounced Mr. CLEVELAND in a speech
discredited ove of our great products
{and had increased the price of gold.”
| At that time the Major had not fully
HE how unpopular his tariff
| hal become among the farmers and
{ housekeepers of Ohio, and that it
would be necessary to divert their at-
| tention with the free-silver bugaboo,
inclining him to take the position
which he had condemned Mr. Creve-
| LaxD for taking.
This raising of false issues in a cam-
| paign is a very common habit among
| Republican leaders. It will be done
| this year in Pennsylvania, as it has
| been done freqaently before. The vital
| issue before the people of this State is
| whether the State government shall be
purely or corruptly, honestly or dis-
honestly administered; whether the
| State Treasury shall be made the prey
ot speculators and embezzlers, and
their evil deeds be concealed by keep-
ing the State Auditor's and Treasurer's
offices in the hands of incumbents who
are under the control of the machine
managers? It is purely a State issue
involving no other than State inter
ests. But those who want to conceal
the misapplication and embezzlement
of State funds will endeavor to divert
public attention from treasury investi-
gation by raising a clatter on the sub-
ject of the tariff, and by vominating a
soldier to keep alive the old war senti-
ment. But when thieves are raiding
the public treasury tariff interests
and war sentiments are out of place.
——The Republican journals are at
their old tricks. This time last year
they were predicting thata Democratic
victory would ruin every industry in
Pennsylvania, and now they are claim-
ing that the defeat of McKiNLEY in
Ohio will mean ruin for the entire
Cordial A ceeptance.
Kagland is very cordial in accepting
the invitation to attend the Columbian
Fair. The Queen herself takes a live-
ly interest in it. In the commission
she has issued to the council of the
Soziety for the Encouargament of Arts,
Manufactures and Commerce, she de-
clares it to be her “wish that the ex-
hibition should afford a full and suit-
able representation of the industry,
agriculture and fine arts of Great
Britain,” and that she “earnestly de-
sires to promote the success of the ex-
hibition.” The British government
has made a grant of $125,000 to defray
the expenses of the exhibit, and it is
thought the exhibitors themselves will
contribute at least $1,000,000 more for
the same purpose. Austria, Italy and
Germany are rather backward, because
of the feeling of leading industries on
reason to believe that those countries
will be fulty represented,
Toledo as'the President who “had.
Mr. Powderly as a Republican Can-
There is something inconsistent in
Mr. Powperry’s accepting the Repub-
lican nomination as a candidate for
delegate-at-large to the constitutional
convention. It was only a few weeks
ago that he declined the appointment
of a World's Fair eommissioner on the
ground that it was a “political posi-
tion” and that as the head of the
Knights of Labor it did not become
him to occupy such a position. While
we congratulate him on the interest he
appears to manifest in the improve-
ment of our State constitution, we are
at a loss to see in what way there is
more politics in a World's Fair than
in constitutional convention. In fact
in neither of them should there be any
But he says he is moved to take
the nomination for the constitutional
convention by his desire for ballot re-
form. Surely Mr, PowbperLY ought to
know that the party which has put
him in nomination does not want bal-
lot reform. In the last Legislature
they resorted to every artifice to defeat
the movement for an improved ballot
law. They don’t want any other elec-
toral system than the one under which
they have in time past bribed and in.
timidated enough voters to secure
them the control of the State. The
proposition to adopt the Australian
plan of voting has at every turn been
met by the opposition ofthe Republi-
can leaders. Under such circumstances
it is not possible that when they se-
lected Mr. PowDERLY as one of their
candidates for delegate-at-large they
did so out of consideration for the in-
fluence he would exert in bringing
about ballot reform. Howeyer con-
scientious his actions may be to that
end he cannot expect to have the co-
operation of his Republican colleagues
in the conyention.
The motive of the Rapublican ma-
chine managers in putting the leader of
the Knights of Labor on their ticket
is quite obvious. They expect thatin
return for this honor the workingmen
of the State will rush in a body to the
support of their machine-made ticket
for Auditor General and State Treas-
urer. Thisis the only reason for the
nomination of Mr. Powperry: It cer-
tainly was not made in the interest of
ballot reform, for that is the kind of
reform which the machine managers
particularly object to.
The Democrats and Farmers’
Alliance of Minnesota are arranging
for a fasion for next year's work, on
the basis of a joint electoral ticket, the
Democrats to have the United States
senator and the Alliance the governor.
The Democrats last fall on governor
polled in Minnesota 85,844 votes and
the Alliance 58,114, or a total of 143,-
958, against 88,111 Republican. The
State gave Harrison a plurality of 38,
000. As the policy of the Democratic
party offers greater advantages to the
Western farmers than is offered by the
. arty of monopolistic tendencies, there
is no reason why such a combination
should not be satisfactory.
The Chilian Rebels Ahead.
It is announced by telegram from
Chili that the forces of President Bac-
MACEDA have been routed and that the
victory of the congressional party is
complete. During the progress of this
civil contest the people of the United
States have been treated to two utterly
diverse stories. One, and the most
widely cirenfated, was (0 the effiot that
Barmacepa is a bratal tyrant who ig-
nored the laws, overturned the liber
ties of the people, in defense of whizh
the congressional party took ap arms.
The other was that Baryacepa is a
patriot, a friend of the people, while
the leaders of the congressional party
are aristocrats, enemies of liberty and
infsympathy with the monarchical gov-
ernments of Europe. On the one side
it was declared that the rebellion was
instigated by the enemies of the péo-
ple; on the other side it was said to be
the last recourse of the people them-
selves in defense of their freedom.
Nearly ail the Ameri:an newspapers
have manifested a friendly spirit to-
ward the revolutionists ; bat in the face
of such conflicting testimony it was ex-
the MaKinley bill, but still there is! told the truth.
tremely difficult to decide which side
The congressional par-
ty having won, we will snon know what
the policy of the leaders is to be,
The Democratic Society.
The Democratic Society of Pennsyl-
vania, the organization which 18
doing so much in solidifying and
strengthening the Democratic party:
in this State, will hold its next meet-
ing on the 30th of September,
These annual assemblages increase -in
the number of attendants at every
meeting and their usefulness increases
in proportion. The great meeting at
Reading last year inaugurated the cam-
paign which elected Goveraor Parri-
son, It is expected that the assembly
of this year will be equally large and
equally important in its results.
The place of the Democratic socie-
ties in the regular party organization
of the State has been sufficiently de-
termined to demonstrate the value of
such an auxiliary force: While they
are regularly incorporated with the or-
ganizaticn, they perform a function and
exercise an influencejwhich have only
recently been felt in American polities.
Chairman Brice and Chairman Kerr
unite with the officials of the National
Association of Democratic Clubs and
of the Democratic society of this State
in urging the formation of Democratic
societies in every political subdivision
of the Commonwealth. :
All societies should endeavor to have
the names of their deputies to the: gen-
eral assembly at Pittsburg in the hands
of Secretary Joux D. Woryax, United
States Hotel, Harrisburg, at least a
week before the time ot meeting, al-
though the names will be received up
to the day thereof. New societies
should forward to the secretary a full
list of officers and members as soon as
organized, and also of the deputies to
the general assembly. Each society is
entitled to one member of the general
committee and the deputies should be
prepared to hand in the name of the
member upon assembling at Pittsburg.
Each society is entitled te one deputy
at large and to one additional deputy
for every twenty-five members in good
standing, as certified by the secretary.
A primary Democratic society be-
comes a member of the Democratic
Society of Pennsylvania, entitled to’
representation in the general assembly
and in committees, by simply report-
ing its organization to the secretary
with officers and membership-and di-
recting the name to be enrolled. No
fees are exacted.
SC —
England is showing a strong
disposition to take a prominent part in
the Chicago exposition, and the other
European nations will in all probabili-
ty be represented by their best products.
In fact in this age of commercial com-
petition they cannot afford co be ab-
sent. There will be a large influx of
visitors from all parts of the world to
Chicago 1n 1893, perhaps more than to
any other exhibition which has yet
been given.
Unharmonious Harmony.
The harmony prevailing among the
Republicans of Pennsylvania is of the
discordant variety. Nowhere has it
cropped out more jarringly than in the
contest that has been going on all sum-
mer for the leadership of the Republi-
can League between Roninson and
Darzenn. The fur has been flying
during the past three months as pro-
fusely as in the contest of the cele- ;
brated Kilkenny felines. The Harris. |
burg Telegraph, organ of the Republi.
can machine at the State capital, sav- |
agely denounces Darziin as “a com-
bination of arrogance and impudence,”
and advises the leaguers at their Seran-
ton convention to ‘‘take him by he
nape of the neck and pitch him. out of
the convention, as the party can get
along without such mischief breeders.”
On the other hand there is another
faction which regards RopinsoN with
equal hostility and would be delighted
to have him pitched overboard. What-
ever way this League fight may ter-
minate there is going to be sore heads.
When President HarrISON ap-
pointed Patrick Ean as United States
Minister to Chili it was probably with
the intention of currying favor with the
Irish-Americans and of winning votes
for the Republican party, Whatever
may havebeen his intention, Eeax has
now proved himself to be a decided
failure, and his recall is an imperative
necessity. The administration is only
receiving its dnes for the manner in
which it acted in appointing Egan,
d eT on?
». Spawls from the Ke, als
+ 2% k sa ~ : ? i ay
—Rains- have endangered Berks county
$5 ho trend ab _- is 5
—All'thé ‘Lehigh’ Tron Com pany’s furdaceg
near Allentown are running. ‘
—The Auditor General denies that Cumbera
land’s County Treasurer is delinquent.’ .
—John Gerlach, of Lockersyille, fell from a
hay loft-on Saturday and broke his neck.
—A man with a counterfeit $102 bill isropers
ating in the coal regions about Hazleton.
—A floor fell from under, Allentown _Salvas
tionists on Sunday evening. Nobody] was
hurt. Bint null ot ! !
—Willie Frantz, aged 12, of Scrantony. as
accidentally shot in’ the thigh by) a ‘young
cousin. :
—A large company attended “Bathany day
exercises at the Orphans Home near Wome,
elsdorf. 5
—All vegetables yet in the ground have
been badly damaged by incessant rains near
Ashland. .. aot
—Michaal Fritz, of Friedensburg, celebrated
his 94th birthday. He #4 still actively engaged
in business.” filha
—Samuel Reese, oi Burnt Cabins, _has the
brag calf; it is four mouths old and ‘weighs
470 pounds. :
—A train’ of eighteen carloads of pickles
was the odd shipment sent from Pittsburg ta
Kansas City, ja:
—Frank, the 9-year-old son of W, F. Bennes
thum, of Reading, is missing, and supposed
to be drowned.
—Ella Ardut, a prety 16-year-old : girl of
Annville, died suddenly at her uncles? s-hotel
at Grantville.
—For a leg lost in a mine Joseph Simmiski,
of Nanticoke, sues the Susquehanna Coal Coma
pany for $5000. *
—A pump good for1000 gallons: a minute
keeps the Black Diamond mines at.Luzerne
tree from water. )
—Reading,s Council has refused to permit
the City Passenger Railway to suhstitute the
trolley for horses.
—Mount Gretna will be the permanent
summer headquarters of the Stoverdale:Camp
Meeting Association.
—For embezzling the funds of Andrew J.
Cox, of Philadelpdia, John J. Pierson has been
arrested at Lancaster.
—Thomas Edwards, married, a miner at the"
Logan Colliery, Centralia, was caught-under a
rush of coal and killed. ;
—Repairs on the washed-out branches of
the Reading Railroad in the Lebanon Valley
are approaching completion. :
—Mary Burke, of Lebanon, was stricken,
with dizziness and fell, breaking her nose and
disfiguring her face badly,
—Teams {rom State militia , will. contest at
Monnt Gretna on Thursday and Saturday for
superiority in rifle shooting.
—An excursion train ran over and killed
Edwin C. Foget, of Alburtis,. Lehigh county,
while sleeping off a spree.
—A thirteen year old tramp. arrested st
Norristown, has been all over: the country
since he was eight years old.
—The oldest man in the State is said to be.
Jacob Sieel, of Fayette county. On Octobex-
19th, he will be 103 years old.
‘—Inspector of rifle practice: Herman is ar«
ranging fur regimental and brigade prize cons
tests at Mount Gretna next week. i
—Eva Christian, an emigrant, who has been
missing since August 3, hasbeen found living’
with Hungarians at Shenandoah.
—One of the largest cranes ever killed in
Bucks county was slain a few days ago by Als
fred Evans. It measured six feet.
—Mrs. Peter Cammings, of Scranton, while,
returning from a funeral on Tuesday was
thrown from her carriage and killed.
—John Walsh, a minor, was ,probably fatally
injured in the mines at Pittstown Tuesday
by a premature explosion of a blast.
—Putoff an East Allentown electic car. fo,
disorderly conduct, Jacob Reichard spitefully ,
cut down an electric pole, and was arrested, .
—John Jones, of Taylorville, Luzerne couns
ty, was committed to jail charged by David J,
Davis with wronging, his 14-year-old daughter,
—W. Holmes Mason, of Marietta, has a tos
bacco leaf of the Pennsylvania seed variety,
which measures 4 inches long and 26. inches
—A Lebanon. electric car broke {through
both gates of tha Readiag railroad at a Lebane
on crossing and crushed itself against a ballast
—The probabls murder and robbery of a
stranger near Pine Grove, who died covered
with bruises on Sunday, is as much a mystery
as ever.
— David. de Hart, of Reading, had seventys
seven descendants present to help him celea
brate the ninety-first anniversary of his birth
last week.
For eviction with her three children dur-
ing a. heavy rain-storm Mrs. Josiah Hunter,
of Allentown, has sued her late landlord for
$5000: damages.
—A boy named Clyde Young, while playing
about a saw mill at Derry, was instantly killed
‘by a huge log rolling over him and crushing
‘his body to a pulp.
—Mrs. Finlay Ross, of Carbondale, cut’ her
throat on Tuesday night with a razor, dying
instantly. Despondency and domestic trou
bles were the causes.
—Dr.Z X. Snyder, of Indiana, who was aps
pointed by Governor Pattison as Superingens
Jent of Public Tnstraction, has given noice
of his accoptance of a position in Gueeley
—Miss Kate Alleman, of Fontana, Lebanon
county, died Monday from injuries received
by being thown from a buggy while returning
fromthe Mound Greta Farmers’ Encamps
—Yesterday, at Susquehanna, Mrs. James
Hamm secured a verdict of $3112.50 against
the Dalaware and Hudson Company, for ejecta
ing her husband from a veain, which resulted
in his being killed. :
In consequence of protracted rains lea d-
ing brick manufacturers at Reading have
heen able to male no brick since August 20,
Stocks are depleted. With continued wet
weather pric 2s may rise next season from 50
to $1.
—Chris Magee denies that the Republicans
will give him charge of the campaizsn in the
West, and that collector Cooper will ran the
Eastern end of the fight. The responsibility
has been shouldered upon Lieutenant Governs
or Watres.
—A preliminary injunction has been awarce
ad restraining the Plymouth township (Lu-
zerne county) School Board from changing
the text books used in the schools. The
grounds alleged are that the meeting at whioh
: the change was made was illegal.