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I'm invited toa wedding
And am going; Wouldn't you ?
I told my tailor to make me a suit
And send it P. D, Q.
But perchance that suspicious clothier
My hard-up ness will see
Then alas, oh no! I shall not go,
Should he send it C. 0. D.
—The Pig tailed rebels seem to be
having great fun smashing up China.
—A New York jury had to adjourn
when AGNES HUNTINGDON 's tights were
handed them as evidence. No wonder.
--0ld mother nature is beginning to
get in her work already and the ice
companies are ‘bustin’ up in good
—There is no perceptible evidence
that the recent water famine in New
York, effected in any way the watered
stocks of Wall street.
—The gold cure for alcoholism
seems to be but another way of getting
rid of the subject's lucre. He hag
to buy the quartz all the same.
—ZFrom the way prisoners are escap-
ing from the Huntingdon Reformatory
one would naturally conclude that
there is something loose over there.
—We presume the reason Anarchists
are usually refered to as bombasts
is because they deal in explosives,
and go off themselves on every occa-
—The protection which Bellefonte
industries seem to be enjoying, at pre-
sent, is that of keeping workmen from
wearing out machines by operating
—In French a billet dour means a
love letter or any missive bearing ten-
der sentiments, butin English a bill
thats due means quite a different
—DFrance is beginning to get warm
already from the fat of the American
Porker, but *twill keep her blood boil-
ng high to drag her half starved and
over protected ally, Russia, through.
-—A West Chester Normal Student
is gaining much noteriety over having
eaten one hundred raw oysters in seven
and one half minutes, but the caterers
of the institution don’t think it was any-
—Because Europe and Asia have
their Turkey at all seasons, is no rea-
son for believing they are better fed
than the people of this country, who
have theirs only at Thanksgiving and
—A Youngstown, Ohio, woman was
discharged from a stale normal school
on account of her disproportionately
large nasal appendage. It seems
strange that an all nose teacher should
not be desirable.
—If the two idiots, who made a
Thanksgiving wager, out at Botgum,
Ohio, that compelled them to sit on a
rail fence for about seventy-two hours,
had had their setters right well kicked
they would not have been such good
—Farmers will rejoice to know that
there was an unexpected and sudden
rise in wheat at Escamba, Michigan,
on Friday last. They will regret
however, that it was caused by a fire
in which 150,000 bushels went up in
—Philadelphia wants to know how
to get the money out of its sinking
fund to invest in public improvements.
If it will apply to its distinguished
citizen, State Treasurer BOYER, he can
give them a pointer on depleting sink-
ing funds, that may fit them ex-
—A. New Jersey wife overwhelmed
her husband, last week, by presenting
him with triplets and in the midst
of his tribulations, remembering the
true blue of his Democracy, he shared
his troubles with Francis, Rute and
GROVER, by giving them each a nume-
--If Ohio takes some ground from In-
diana, and Indiana in turn takes from
Illinois, what in the world will Chicago
do? She’s too big for Illinois already
and if they take any territory from
the poor old ‘Sucker’ staie she will be
crowded clear off the map by the big
—There mast be something attractive
about the average editor’s cheek. First
we hear of ANNE O’DELIA Dis DE Bar
going crazy after having kissed a
Chicago newspaper man, and now
comes the fact that a Scranton doctor
was 80 well pleased with having smack-
ed the Elmira Zelegram’s reporter once
that he repeated it even to the third
—If there be any truth in the enthu-
astic out break of Congressman DoLLI-
VER, of Iowa, in which he, three days
before the election, said: “When
Towa goes Democratic look out for hell
going Methodist’ then journalists will
have a greater license than ever. For
what better place could one want than
the amen corner of a good old Metho-
dist meetin house.
A A I SIR ME OA, 7 WAP RIOT 0 SA 000th am
STATE RIGHTS AND FEDERAL UNION.
No Eyes for a Wrong at Home.
It 1s strange what an effect distance
has on some people’s vision. The
Philadelphia Press is able to see a fly-
speck on the Democratic party away
out in Michigan or down in South
Carolina, while it is unable to discern
a dung hill, half as big as a mountain,
on its own political grounds, here in
Pennsylvania. All fall it has been
holding up to its readers, the iniquities
of political gerrymanders, and has
pointed to the apportionments of Ohio
and Michigan as evidence of the work
Democrats can do in this line. It has
lately gotten down to South Carolina,
where it has now unearthed one, “the
like of which” it says, ‘has never be-
fore been seen.”
It complains because that State has
a solid Democratic delegation in con-
gress, and attributes that fact, entirely
to the present apportionment, in place
of to the votes as cast. Now, if the
Press could explain just how South
Carolina could be districted so as to
give the republican party a member of
congress, it would open the eyes of the
disiples of the old carpet-bag regime
dowa there,in a way that would be
highly gratifying to them.
The truth is, if the entire republican
vote of that state, as cast for members
of the 51st congress, could he concen-
trated in one district, there would
scarcely be enough to elect a single
representative. In the seven districts
into which South Carolina is divided,
giving the Press’s party the benefit of
all the scattering vote, there was cast
against the Democratic candidates for
congress, but 10,034 ballots. Just
how our Philadelphia contemporary
would go about gathering these repub-
licans, scattered as they are ail over
that commonwealth, into one district,
and at the same time shoving enough
of Democrats out of it, to give its par-
ty a majority, we do not know. But
because the Democrats have not done
this in their apportioning the state, is
now held upto the public as evidence of
their attempts to exclude from repre-
sentation in congress, the few scattered
republicans who reside in South Caro-
If the Press could see a wrong done
by its party, it would not need go so
far from home to discover, that in
gerrymandering a State and depriving
the minority of fair representation, the
republicans of Pennsylvania can double
discount, all efforts made in this
business, by the Democrats anywhere.
Here in Pennsylvania, through the
action of the party for which the Press
professes to speak, and with the en-
dorsement of that journal, the state is
so districted, that 466,633 Democrats
have but seven representatives in Con-
gress, while 526,000 Republicans have
twenty-one : One Democratic congress-
man for every 63,800 Democratic vot-
ers, and one Republican congressman
for every 25,000 Republican voters. In
the State Senate, the same unjust meas-
ure of representation is enforced :—
each Democratic Senator representing
an aggregate of 31,000 Democratic
votes, while each Republican Senator
represents but 14,000 Republican votes.
And yet Republican papers of the
state talk of democratic gerrymander-
ing! They complain that 10,034 re-
publicans down in South Carolina are
unjustly without representation at
Washington. How many Democrats
in Pennsylvania, are in the same situa-
tion? Allowing each Pennsylvania
Democrat in congress to represent the
same number of democratic voters,
that a Republican congressman does
of republican voters, and there are
left 271,663 Democrats here in the
Press's own Commonwealth, who are
without voice or representation in the
halls of Congress. Does it see no
wrong in this? Ifit does, why does
it not make its complaint against the
schemers and politicians who have un-
justly, partisanly and iniquitously
gerrymandered our own State ?
Possibly, when the Press takes up
this subject of Democratic gerrymand-
ering again, it can be induced, for the
satisfaction of a curious public, to fig
ure out the following political prob-
lems: If, under a serictly Republican
apportionment, it requires 63,800 Demo:
cratic votes in Pennsylvania, to secure
to that party a representative in Con-
gress, how long, under the same rule,
would it take until the 10,034 Republi-
cans of South Carolina, would be en-
titled to a member ?
Th. v Supreme Justice.
Last week the WarcHMAN suggested
the name of Judge Orvis as the proper
appointee to fill the vacancy on the
supreme bench, caused by the death of
Judge Crark. The suggestion met
the hearty approval of the bar of this
place and petitions to that effect, sign-
ed by all our attorneys, without fdis-
tinction of party, as well as by a goodly
number of members of the Clearfield
and Huntingdon bars, were forwarded
to Harrisburg. We had hopes that
the Governor would see the propriety
of naming the choice of the Democrats
of this section of the State. In this
we were disappointed. He has seen
proper to coufer the honor upon an
other, and in that selection there are
none who will acquiesce more cheer-
fully than the candidate from our own
county and the friends who would
have preferred to see him chosen to
the position. ln naming for the Su-
preme bench, Mr. CHARLES E. Hey-
DRICK of Venango county, the Gover-
nor has recognized the force of the
reasons given why the new justice
should be from the Central or Western
part of the State, as well as why he
should not be a city lawyer. He has
selected a man whom every attorney in
the Commonwealth will recognize as
eminently worthy the position, both
from a personal and a legal stand
point. Mr. Hryprick is justin the
prime of life, has for years been rec-
ognized as one ot the ablest lawyers
of the Northwest, and bears a most en-
viable reputation as a citizen and Jaw-
yer, wherever known. In his presen-
tation of legal propositions, he isjsaid
to be unusually clear and concise and
in his knowledge of law has few if any
superiors in the State. He is a Demo-
crat who has never shirked his full
measure of work for the success of hig
party principles, but is broad enough
in his ideas of politics to be away
above the partisan in the new position
to which he has been called.
In his appointment, Governor Par-
TisoN has done well, although our per-
sonal preference was for another.
——The congressional caucus of the
Farmers Alliance members, will con-
sist of just nine representatives. All
the others who where elected as dis-
tinctly representatives of the farmer's
interests have gone back to the party
with which they formerly affiliated,
and will take part in the regular cau-
cus proceedings of the two old parties.
Sockless Simpson with his eight back-
ers will not cut a very broad swathe in
the political harvest, the country is ex-
pecting to reap from the seed sown at
the election of 1890.
The Right Man.
For the life of us, we cannot under-
stand why certain republican papers
within the State, should make such
bitter objections to the election of ex-
chairman ANDREWS as the representa.
tive of that party on its National Com-
mittee. If there is any one man in the
State who is qualified to represent a//
of the elements in that organization,
amoucting to enough to deserve repre-
sentation, ANDREWS is the man. He
is a ringster from the ground up, and
the party to which he belongs has al-
ways been willing to be advised, con-
troled and dictated to by ringsters. He
18 a known corruptionist, and where, 1n
this broad land, is there any crowd that
has tied itselt up closer or given more
aid and encouragement to corruption-
ists, than the Republican party of
Pennsylvania. He is the abject, servile
tool of M. S. Quay, just as nine-tenths
of that party have proven themselves
to be. He is the excuser of and apolo-
gist for, the Treasury thieves, who
robbed the State and disgraced the
Commonwealth, just as every man
who voted the Republican ticket in
November last, is. In all that is foul,
corrupt, disgraceful or bad, in the Re-
publican party—and what else is there
of it when you consider it as a whole,
—he is one of the best representatives
it could find, and we wonder that any
paper, fully understanding the situation,
objects to his unanimous selection.
By all means let ANDREWS be fav-
ored with the place. A party that can
endorse BarpsLEYIsM at the polls,
should not hesitate in supporting, its
ex-chairman for any position he might
——Subscribe for the WaATcHMAN,
TONTE, PA., DECEMBER 4, 1891.
Evidently “we are the People.”
Here in Pennsylvania where the
popular approval of a two million rob-
bery of the Treasury has just been rec-
ordered to the extent of a half hun-
dred thousand majority, we as Demo-
crats may not feel that we are “in the
swim,” It is not so if we take the
country at large, however. While the
republicans have the President and
the control of all the Federal patron-
age, the Democrats have a majority
of the popular vote of 107,438, as
shown by the last Presidential elec-
tion; an overwhelming majority in the
House at Washington, and the Gov-
ernors of thirty of the fourty-four states,
comprising the General Government.
The states which now and will after
the first of January next have republi-
can Governors are Maine, New Hamp-
shire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Con-
necticut, Ohio, Illinois, Minnesota, Ne-
braska, North Dakota, South Dakota,
Washington, California and Nevada.
These are all. They represent less
than one fourth the population of the
entire country, and from a business
point of view, less than one fifth the
business interests of the country.
We know that these facts, cold and
undeniable ae they are, have no con-
golation in them for the republican,
who, because his party has control of
the post offices and the petty patronage
of the General Government, imagines
it “owns the earth,” They may open
his eyes to the fact that it don’t. We
only give them to show Democrats,
who may pot fully estimate the
strength and power of their party, that
while we, here in Pennsylvania may
get licked like thunder at times, we
still belong to the ‘party of the peo-
—— Judge Harry WHITE, of Indi-
ana, has already announced that he
will be a candidate for Supreme Judge,
at the election next fall. That is, in
case the Republican state ring can
be induced to place his name upon its.
ticket. In our knowledge of men who.
might aspire to the high and dignified.
position of justice of the Supreme
Court, we know of no one in the state,
for whose election, the people would
have so poor an excuse as that of the
Indiana Judge. If Judge WaITE is.
anything he is a politician—a narrow,
biggotted, partisan one, and as unfit for
a Judge as the unbelieved is for a
teacher of moral ethics. Possibly,
however, this kind of a man would
suit the people of a state who will en-
dorse by a majority ot 58,000 votes, a
ring that has just succeeded in robbing
them ot almost two millions of dollars.
Here in Pennsylvania there is no ac-
counting for the political taste of its
How much more of the same kind of
tariff, under the protection of which,
the Nail Works and Glass Works in
this place have both gone to sticks,
and the CoLLiN's Furnace is compelled
to lie idle, would it take to prove to
our people, that a protective tariff neith-
er creates work for, nor insures good
wages to the workingmen? With a
long, hard winter before them and but
little prospect of obtaining employment,
the six hundred laborers who were on
the pay rolls of theee “protected indus-
tries,” and most of whom voted for
Harrison and protection, will have
ample time, to reflect over the uncer-
tainties of political promises, and to
figure out the profit there is in taxing
themselves to benefit others. A few
more object lessons, such as laborers
hereabouts are enjoying, should be suf-
ficient to convince any one not too
blind or biggoted tosee, how ontrageous-
ly they have been deceived, and how
foolish they were in listening to the
promises given in return for their sup-
port of the republican party.
——The many friends of Adjutant
General McCrLeLLA»D Will be sotry to
learn of his continned and serious ill.
en down with the malady,from which he
suffers, some ten days ago, that he
would be able to be about in a few
days. Such has not been the case,
however, and it is known now, that
his condition is much more serious,
than was first suspected, and that it
may be weeks before he will again be
able to attend to the duties of his of-
fice. He is being carefully nursed
at the Harrisburg hospital,
It was hoped when he was tak-
From the Lebanon Advertiser.
Some one has said that man is a fight
ing animal, and one of Scott's heroines
is made to declare that if two armies
were placed face to face, and allowed to
remain there for a short time without
commanders, they would begin to fight
for the love of fighting.
It:may be questioned whether civil-
ization is much more than a thin veneer
to cover native savagery. We have
seen men and women in a moment of
real or apparent danger, exhibit the sel-
fish cruelty of savages, overthrowing
and trampling women and children in
seeking safety for themselves. Greece
was called civilized when the Spartan
mother would fling her babe, if it
chanced to be sickly or deformed, to be
eaten by wild beasts. Rome was in its
highest civilization when men fought
to the death with wild beasts, or with
each other for the entertainment of the
patricians ;- when the gladitor was
“butchered to make a Roman holiday,”
and St. Paul fought with wild beasts at
In later times, men and women have
been burned at the stake in the name of
Religion, and guillotined or allowed to
posh in dungeons in the name of
The present generation may have
reached a higher plane of morality, yet
we are still a good way from perfection.
Circassia.sells her girls in the Turkish
markets. Russia sends her droves of
exiles to the wilds of Siberia. In Paris,
men pay twenty-five francs (about $5)
for tickets to witness unnatural crimes.
London has her White Chapel butcher-
‘We have our share of crime. Within
a fortnight, three clergymen have been
convicted of heinous crimes; one for
beating a child to death.
Our savage instincts are shown in
cock fighting and dog fighting and man
fighting and woman fighting. A few
days ago two women fought with fists
for the delectation of a crowd of men,
and although the police stopped the
fight,one was declared a victor and re-
ceived §25 as her reward. Two boys of
17 engaged in a set-to with fists and one-
of them is killed. We cannot take up
a paper that does not contain an account.
of a crime of which a woman has been,
the author or victim. We read of men
leading a Hyde and Jekyll life until our.
sense become callous, ;and we hear of.
men stealing by millions, of banks
looted and trusts violated with scarcely.
an emotion of surprise.
The New York Legislature.
The situation with reference to the.
New York Legislature is clearly set
forth in the remarks made by Governor.
Hill to a New York World reporter.
The Governor said in reply to a ques-
tion of the reporter :
“The Assembly, according to the eer-
tificates already issued, stands 65 Bemo-
crats and 63 Republicans. The Repub-
licans, however, are trying to unseat
Ryan, Democrat, who was legally elect-
ed from the First Onondaga District.
“Judge Kennedy, a Republican Su-
Prams Court Judge in that Judicial.
istrict, is endeavoring to act as a. mem-
ber of the Board of Canvassers. He has
acted in a most outrageous manner, and
in plain language he is trying. to bull-
doze the official canvassers.
“The Republican County Clerk of
Onondaga County has refused: to sign
Ryan's certificate of election, which was
duly issued by the Canvassers. If Re-
publican Judges and republican county
clerks are permitted to have- their own
way they will endeavor to deprive the
Democrats of their majprity in two
branches of the Legislature. If timidity
or cowardice are allowed te prevail the
Republicans may succeed. The Demo-.
crats, however, are earnest in keeping
control of the Legislature. They know
that they elected a majority of the mem-
bers of both branches and are insisting
their rights, an honest count and obed-
ience to the election laws.”
“The party,’’ continued the Governor,
‘that counted out Tilden, that eounted
out legally elected Wnited States Sena-
tors from Montana, that expelled a
dozen Democrats from the last Congress
who were fairly elected, that kept a
legally elected Governor of Connecticut
out of his office, that has refused a just
enumeration and apportionment of the
people of this State for halfa dozen
years in violation of the Constitution, to
keep a minority in power, will not
scruple at anything. ‘Wky, for seweral
days after the late election everybody
believed that the Demoerats had carried
both branches of the Legislature of this
State. Suddenly the Republicans be-
gan to claim that they had elected a
majority of Senators and Assemblymen,
and at the same time they began tam-
pering with the returns. And now,
when Democrats. are trying to exact
their rights, the Republican politicians
and the Republican members cry out
frand, stealing the Legislature, ete.
But it will not deter the Democrats
from keeping what they are fairly en-
"A Fast of 150 Days Ended.
Mre. Mary MoVay, the Braddock
woman who had not tasted a particle
of solid food since July 2nd., died at
that place last Monday. Mrs. Me:
Vax's aversion to food was at first un-
explainable, but it was found that she
had been a constant smoker for years
and that the cancer of the jaw, from
which she suffered, was the direct ve-
sult of nicotine poisoning,
Spawls from the Keystone,
—Ho rse-thief Herbert Spencer is believed to
be dying of hemorrhages in jail at William-
—Blazing benzine blinded Edward Mohr,
Birdsboro, when he attempted to revive a fire
—Seven inmates of the Columbia lock-up
escaped Monday but three of whom were re-
—A bed-cord served asa rope with which
John C. Hill, of Reading, hanged hiwuself in
—Johnny Jacoby, a Bethlehem lad, has just
broken his left arm for the sixth time within
—Mrs. Aon Clark, who lives near Honey-
brook, Lancaster county, will be 100 years old
—Pennsylvania Grangers will hold their
nineteenth annual ccnvention in. Harrisburg
on December 8.
—A shifting engine, on the Reading, mor-
tally injured Joseph Borie, a Shamokin track-
man on Friday,
—Father Looney, Chambersburg, has been
appointed Assistant at St. Mary's Catholic
—Charles Q. Zehner committed suicide at
Lansford, Carbon county, by cutting his throat
with a earving knife,
—Judge Albright has decided that the West-
ern Union must pay. Allentown a tax of §1 a
piece on its 300 poles.
—For stealing C. W. Fullers’s checks and
forging signatures to them, Victor Laubach,
was arrested at Allentown.
—A fall from the top of a “Pennsy” train re-
salted in the death of Brakeman. Samuel
Dougherty, of Columbig.-
—A Williamsport dog was electrocuted,
though seemingly untouched, by an. electric
car that passed that way,
—A curved armor plate fora Government
mansof-war was shipped.from Bethlehem, yes-
terday, to Indian Head, Md.
—Scranton expects to have a new armory.
—Lancaster’s city toll gate case will be ap-
pealed to the Supreme Court.
—Ruffians knocked down John Banman, of
Reading, on Sunday night, broke his-jaw, and
beat him into unconsciousness.
—John Boshok, Bethlehem,. was horrified
to wake up Monday morning and find his bed
fellow, Andrew Wojeke, dead.
—For cutting off one of har legs the Reading
City Passenger Railway Company Friday paid
Lizzie Barre, a school girl, $4000.
—Abram Rhodes, of Lancaster, fell from a
fodder stack to the ground, and hadboth arms
broken and was injured internally.
—Hazleton sent alarge delegation to Har-
risburg Friday to argue with Secrotary Harris
ty for its disputed eharter as a city.
—Harry Pickering, of Lathrop township,
Wyoming county, killed himself by blowing,
in a gun that was loaded and cocited.
—G. P. Blackburn, of West Newton, ex-
member of the Legislature, has been arrested
charged with using:bogus tax receipts.
—Footpads have molested many pedestrains
in the vicinity of Allentown. John MecE! ‘oy
and Andrew Heeffer have been arrested.
—Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Strunk, of Reading,
wererandered unconscious and barely escap-
ed death from. a new stove’s-escapimg gas.
—The Bowman and anti-Bowman Evangeli-
cal fight for possession of the Immanuel
Church, Reading, has been.taken to Court.
—Deaf and dumb John. J. Boyle knocked
Ssranton’s ex:Cily Treasurer, John O'Donnell, _
insensible with a coupling: pim and robbed
—Looking for: work and. falling down a sixty,
foot cliff to. the railroad. in Allentown, Henry:
Fallwiler, a.ribbon. weaver, was cut up by a.
—He never read the newspapers,and as args.
sult Jonathan Clayforth, Warrington township,,
Berks county, was buncoed out of $100 on Sune.
—After being cwned by: the Martin femily
since 1815.the old: Relay Hiouse, Lancaster,
has been sold. by John P. Martin to George
—Mrs. Rev. I. H. Correll left Williamsport:
with four of henchildren,Monday,to rejoin her
husband, wheo- is a. Methodist missionary in
—Charged with neglect of little Joe: Dille
innot taking ‘him from. John Laffertyls cuse
tody, the Poor Directors.had a hearing at Car-
—Amputation ofan anza was the vesulf.of an
accidental shot that happened to. Militiaman
Augustus Hertwig, Tamaqua, while . target
—Several Newfoundland dogs at Warrior's
Run, Luzerne eounty, have caught the season-
able craze, and are robbing henroosts.and kills
ing geese by wholesale.
—Fresumably stricken by apoplexy, the
body of a well: known auctioneer; Jere Walk,
ot Chambersburg, was found. by the railroad
track neax-his home.
—All Pullmaa conductors batween Phila=
delphia. and: Pittsburg wore. deluged with
Phanksgiving; wedding couples. on: Thursday
nightand the next day. Le :
—Paimiotic: songs andl addresses echoed
through all of Reading’s schools Friday. It
was % new holiday in that city, and was desig=
nated: as Patriotic day.
—Perjuris alleged against, Stepheny Whites
ley, of Philadelphia, at Allentown, for swear-
irg he owned $1500 werth. of property and per~
mitbing Louis Becker to escape.
—A belt making 200 rounds.a minute caught:
and whirled Daniel Brown, a Berks county
Jury Commissioner; breaking an arm and a.
leg, from which he may die.
—A charter was. granted, Friday to the Tor.
resdale Electrie: Light and Power Company of
Philadelphia, eapital, $1000, of which Edward
de V. Morrell is one of the directors.
—Pennsylzania. fourth-class postmasters
were Saturday appeinted as follows: J; Kleine
haus, Blooming Grove; J. D. Wilkinshaw,
Cokeville; J. C. Leslie, New Kensington.
—President: Reed is organizing Dickinson
College alumni into district alumpi, agsocia-
tions, with headquarters respeetively in Phila
delphia, Baltimore and Wilmington.
—-3tage driver William Stark fell asleep in
a hotel office chair, at Fredericksburg, near
Lebanon, and was robbed of his watch and
several hundred dollars in checks and money.
—Miner John Harrigan was drowned and
three of his companions had narrow escapes
from a rush of water, due to a dam bursting
and flooding Park Coilery No.l, at Mahanoy
—Playing with and chasing a pretty servant
girl, young William Shultzheiser, of Bethlea
hem, ran his hand; through a door’s glass
panel, cut a great gash in his right arm and
nearly bled to death.