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“By P. GRAY MEEK.
Winter snows, come and g0,
Mercury moves, fast and slow.
In Pldmber’s eyes a saddened gleam ;
Ice machine stands supreme.
— The KEELY cure, like the KEELY
motor, seem to be a little too much for
the Keystone State.
—Monday was McKINLEY’S day in
Ohio, and FoRAKER wasn’t in il. He
had been there before.
__ New Year's resolutions are getting
into a week condition. For every
seven days gives them an additional
—«Tts an ill wind that blows no-body
good”’ thought HARRISON when he re-
ceived the news that BLaTNE had had a
— The average dollar, of the newspa-
per man, is quick silver. That is, be
doesn’t have it long because its’ on its
— Since the Kuepive of Egypt is
dead and England is beginning to hustle
around already, it wouid be an ele-
gant chance for WALES.
__«Bucking the Tiger’ is the favorite
pastine with TAMMANY democrats,
Climbing the HILL is the arduous labor
of New York’s Republicans.
— The fellow who said that Indian
Territory was only good to hold the
rest of the world together, forgot to add :
and help increase the population of the
—_The Pine Ridge Indians are begin-
ning their Ghost dances again and army
circles are getting astir. The dances are
all right if the redskins would only
_ President HARRIsoN could bring
the Chilian trouble to an end quicker,
and in a more honorable way, by firing
his minister EGAN, than any of the big
guns he is having prepared for an em-
If the petindustry of the present
administration would only make a tin
ear for BENNY, he might be able to get
through his campaign without hearing
all the nice things that are being said
— The disaster which befell the HAR-
RIsoN boomlet at the Philadelphia pri-
maries, Tuesday night, can justly be
laid at WANAMANER’s door. He with-
drew bis advertising from the Quaker
city papers justa trifle too soon.
— GARZA, the Mexican dissenters said
to have been a sewing machine agent at
one time. 1f the report is true, every-
one will readily know that he must
have traveled for the SINGER company,
from the way he is making things hum
along the border.
— The two JERRIES promises to make
as funny a combination about Washing-
ton this year as the “two JOHN'S” have
made in theatrical circles. SIMPSON
says Rusk can’t plow, and RUSK says
that the sockless congressman don’t
know when to tramp down onions.
—Thesilence of the Philadelaphia
Press (administration organ) on the re”
sult of the contest between QUAY and
Harrrsox for delegates from that
city, can be accounted for on the
grounds that when its side showed itself
at the polls there wasn’t enough of it to
—The paper that said, “A little gos-
ling gone,” when Mr. and Mrs. Duck's
little daughter died, was almost as far
off as was the Delaware county journal
when it startled its readers with the
headline, ‘Another cotton tail gives
tp the ghost.” on the morning that
WirLiaM Rassir’s third son died.
Sr Epwin ArxoiD's prediction
that some day the United States will
control all of South America is very
complimentary indeed, to our govern-
mental system, but from the rate most
of us are living, we have a mortgage on
a certain lake of brimstoneand its rath-
er cold comfort to have such a sage tell
us that we’ll eventually have to endure
a “land of fire’ also.
-—The only thing Senator HILL for-
got to do when he froze the Republican
majority outjof the New York senate,
was to provide some measure which
would prevent the unseated aspirants
from being accorded the honor of seeing
their names in print with “ex-Senator”
prefixed. If they bad been allowed to
usurp the place we have no doubt that
«ex-convict! would afterwards have
been the proper title.
—-The wife of Gov. elect BrRowN, of
Maryland, had intended wearing a dia-
mond studded fille? at her husband's in-
augural reception. but an over zealous
jeweler displayed the beautiful orna-
ment for Mrs. BRown’s hair and told
the reporters that it was her guberna-
toral crown. It is needless to say that
the Governor's reception never came off
and it is the first time such a thing has
ever occurred at Annapolis. The cnly
place we Americans recognize a queen
of diamonds js when she holds sway over
the green cloth.
A Most Righteous Measure.
The first bill reported from a com-
mittee of the present Democratic
House, at Washington, was that to re-
pay citizens of the border counties
for losses sustained during the war, by
the invasion of Confederate troops.
We hope it may be the first of all the
measures expected to meet the appro-
val of the present Congress, to pass and
become a law.
The total amount of the proposed
appropriation is $3,450,595,45, divided
among the different counties in which
losses’ occurred as follows: Adams,
$480,438.99; Franklin, $2,471,468.85 ;
Cumblerland, $211,778.95; Fulton, $6,
808,.03; York, $53, 044.08; Somerset,
214,366.15; Perry, $2,640.40.
These amounts are the sums ajudi-
dated by the State years ago, and
found to be due the residents of the
counties named, for property burned,
confiscated, or destroyed, and which
should have been gromptly paid by the
State, at the time of their adjudication.
The delay in settling these claims—in
paying what was due to a large®nuin-
ber of its citizens, whose property the
State failed to protect—and the tardy
way in which this claim has been
treated by the representatives of the
general government, since its intrcduc-
tion at Washington, shows how little
our law makers appreciate the rights
of individuals, or the obligations of a
government to those to whom it has
guaranteed the protection of life, liber-
ty and property.
We can readily understand why the
republican ring that has controlled
the legislation and finances of this
State since the war, failed to meet this
most just of all obligations against the
Commonwealth, There was more
flnancial profit to it and its party in
placing the State's money in favorite
banks, or loaning it to the DELAMATERS
and the BARDSLEYS, to speculate with,
than to pay its just debts. The people
of the border counties could be “put
off '—the bankers and speculators
would “put up,” tor party purposes,
and for this reason the money that
should bave gone to pay for the build-
ings burned, the stock stolen and the
property destroyed along our border,
was never paid, but left where it would
do the most financial good for the party :
that controlled its expenditure.
There is no denying the fact, that |
Pennsylvania, as a State, should have
settled and paid these claims in full, |
years ago, and then presented the
but becauseit failed in its duty,is no rea-
son why Congress should failjn its. The
amount is due from the government of
the United States, that demanded and
took from the State, the troops raised
to protect the property of its citizens,
whether the claims be presented on the
part of the State or by its people, who
were the sufferers.
It is because this amount .is justly
due from the goverument ; because it
has unjustly and wrongfully been kept
from the people to whem it rightfully
belonged, for years and years, that we
hope this Democratic House that has
taken such prompt action, in the
matter, will be just as prompt in pass
ing the bill as the committee was in
—Holy JomN is in a serious plight
just at present. Having withdrawn his
patronage from the Philadelphia Daily
News, that staunch Republican organ
has straightway begun to make things
exceedingly uncomfortable for him, by
publi: hing statements as to the manner
in which he purchased its support, when
a candidate, and its silence when the in-
vestigation of the Spring Garden Bank
threatened implicating those very near
and dear to him. It is interesting to
the public to know how the Post Mas-
ter General’s liberal advertising helped
him through, but the News is at the
samo time disclosing the disreputable
principles which govern it.
———A recent decision by the Su.
preme Court, in which it holds land
lords and saloon keepers responsible
for the welfare of persons who have
become intoxicated om their liquors,
and for iujuries suffered by them while
under the influence of such drinks,
promises to do much in the way o!
stopping the sale of liquor to drunk
men, and men of known intemperate
to the General Government:
It did not do &0, |
STATE RIGHTS AND FEDERAL
Off His Eggs.
If Chairman Brice made the absurd
statement, attributed to him by the
newspapers, to the effect that the Penn-
sylvania Democratic State Committee
bas no right or authority to choose the
member of the National Committee
for the State, and that the National |
Committee itself would name the rep-
resentative, he has less political brains
than any one imagines him to have.
Pennsylvania Democrats may not
amount to much when it comes to elect:
ing a president, but there are over
450,000 of them who are willing, for
the sake of the principles they bold
dear, to stand by their colors year after
yearand to contribute as much and
labor as earnestly,for the success of the
cause, as the same number of Demo-
erats do in any portion of this wide
covntry. They may not know how to
down the Republican majority. that
overwhelm them, but they have
knowledge enough to know that they
have rights which even Mr. Brice and
his committee are bound to respect.
One of these rights is the privilege of
selecting their own representative on
the National Committee and selecting
him in the manner and by the authori:
ty that suits them.
If Pennsylvania Democrats see
proper to elect that member by the
votes of the State Committee, itis their
business—not Mr. Brice's. If they
see proper to elect him in some other
way it is the same. The only voice
Mr. Brice or his committee could have
in the matter, would be, in case two
members were elected by two differen)
authorities, they could determine
which was the proper representative.
As the State Central Committee is
chosen to act for the party in all things,
except in the matter of making party
nominations ; as it is held responsible
for the manner in which the welfare of
| the party is attended to, it ie clearly
| within its province, and is its duty, to
see that the proper kind of a Democrat
is chosen to represent the party and
its organization in the National Com-
An Entirely Legitimate Transaction.
The various newspaper comment on
Mr. KeeLey's sale of the right to use
his bictloride-of-gold cure, tor drunk-
" enness, in the state of Connecticut, has
probably brought the Pittsburg doctor
"and his institutes, throughout the
country, nto a greater degree of promi-
nence than any of his most remarkable
cures or failures have done.
Until within the last week Mr. Keer
| BY bad reserved the exclusive right to
use his compound in all parts of the
world, but having received an undoubt-
ed liberal offer for the right to estab-
lish and operate institutes, under his
system, within the limits of the Nut-
meg state, he has sold that right for
$80,000 to a Connecticut syndicate.
And is the attack upon him, by the
press, in consequence thereof, in the
least way justified ?
Many of our largest papers are now
calling him a “quack” and declaring
that he should give his discovery for
the benefit of humanity. It is absurd
for the writers of such articles to think
that a man who has given the best ef-
forts of his life to the formulation of
such a compound should not reap the
benefits therefrom. If Mr. KeeLev's
experimeuts had proven unsuccessful
“humanity” would not have helped
him bear the losses incidental to his
work, but now, when he has made a
partial success, at least, of it every one
seems ready to condema the cure and
ist originator for trying to make mon-
ey out of it. His right’to the bi-chloride-
of-gold cure is undeniable, and why
should he not have the benefit of any
revenue it may bring:
As to the successful termination of
the KEELEY treatment we haveyet to
see the case in which it has, thus far
failed. Every patient with whom we
have talked seems perfectly satisfied
with the system, but it is necessarily a
question of time before we can be posi-
tive that their cures are permanent.
If Mr. KgeLey can make a fortune
out of his cure he is to be congratulat-
ed, for to do this it must prove success:
ful and then “humanity” will owe him
an hundred fold the sum he can possi:
E, PA, JANUAR
Down at the Heel.
If Quay does not control the Phila
delphia Press it is about the only part
of the republican party of that city
that 1s not absolutely and willingly
dominated by him. After a fight
against the *infloonc™ of the cock-
eved stateman of BEAVER, in which all
the power of the administration was
used, it succeeded in electing on Tues-
day last, only three of the fifty-eight
delegates to the Republican State Con-
vention. Itis not much credit to a
party that a man, with the reputation
and character that Quay possesses, can
dictate its course and control its actions,
and an administration, with its power
and patronage, that can be beaten by
such a man, is certainly pretty low
down at the heel, in the estimation of
the voters of its own party.
No News From that Section.
It is strange how much news we can
get from distant Chili, thousands of
miles to the South of us ; how minute
the particulars, that are furnished by
the enterprising press, of the starving
peasants of far off Russia; how full and
complete the reports of the doings of
men of prominence all over the wide
world, and yet what a paucity of facts
we have about those ir whom we are
interested, just over the lakes in Cana-
da. Much of this state’s money and
many republican secrets are there.
Wat. Livsey is there. Others like him
are there, and yet with all t hese inter-
ests just over the border, who has word
from Canada. Who hears from Liv-
—— According to Dux & Co's finan
cial report for 1891, there were almost
two thousand more failures for that
According to Republican promises, and
he expectations of those who believe
in a protective tariff, 1891 should have
people and general prosperity.
seems, however, that the McKINLEY
bill, and the protection it gives ta cer-
tain interests, did not work as promised
or expected, and the lesson it has
taught the business interests, that have
been hampered and crushed by it, as
well as the great army of laborers who
are out of employment, should "be one
that would last, at least, until the party»
forcing this policy upon the country,
is voted out of power.
— The State Commission, whose
duty it was to select designs for the
booths, guard rails und ballot boxes;
under the new ballot law, have con’
cluded their labors. The booths recom’
mended are made of wood and the
maximum cost fixed at $4.00 each. The
guard rail is of the chain pattern, so as
o be readily adjustable to any room
and to cost $4.80 for each election pre-
cinct. The ballot box is of wood 18
inches each way, inside measurement,
and to be fitted with a self locking de-
vice, the entire cost of each to be $3.00.
The State pays for the booths and
guard rails and the counties for the
— Fortune seems to have turned
ber back on Cyrus W. Fieup, the
Columbus of modern times,” who, as
he stands on the boundary that divides
this world from the great hereafter,bas
friends, money and name all snatched
away from him in the course ofa few
months. Eight weeks ago his wife
died, a few days later a son, in whom
he had explicit confidence, robbed him
of much property and now his oldest
daughter, Mrs. LINDLEY, i8 dead. The
troubles he has had would make a
younger man despair, and but empha-
size the vanity of earthly treasures.
—— After the Republican legislature
enacts, and the Republican governor
signs, an honest apportionment bill for
the State of Ohio, we will have more
faith in the professions and promises
of the leaders dnd papers of that
party, than existing facts will allow us
to have at thistime. A fair Republi-
can apportionment, would be a curiosi.
ty that would excite the wonder of the
entire country, and after it was once
exhibited, there are many of us who
would not be surprised to see the ap-
proach of a political millennium.
ble realize on it. How can we place a
value on the lives and homes it will |
gave and brighten ?
—— I'he man who knows what he is
about reads the WATCHMAN and pro-
fits by its teachings.
year than during the preceeding one.
| knowledge of politics.
been a high-tide year with business
. within the supreme
Out For Cleveland.
Senator Harry Alvan Hall,of the Elk,
Clarion, Cameron and Forest district
was in Harrisburg, on Tuesday, on pro.
fessional business, and while there did
not hesitate to express himself upon
current matters in Democratic politics.
When asked his opinion as to the ef-
fort that is now being made to organ-
ize an anti-Cleveland movement within
the State, Senator HALL said :
“Believing as I do that the Democra-
cy of the State is almost a unit in favor
of the nomination of Grover Cleveland,
I feel that any effort upon the part of
designing politicians to subvert the pop-
ular will to subserve their own seifish
ambitions should be promptly and ef:
fectually rebuked. The re-entry of
Chairman Kerr, as a candidate for re-
election to the Chairmanship of the
Democratic State Central Committee,
is apparently at the instance of certain
Democrats who are hostile to the ad-
ministration of Governor Pattison and
to the nomination of Mr. Cleveland.
It ig, in my judgement, an effort to cap-
ture the organization of the Democratic
party in Pennsylvania with the pur-
pose of using it, as far as possible, to
overcome the Cleveland sentiment with-
in the State. The political fingers
boarda within the party but too clear-
ly indicate that this in the purpose of
those who have pursuaded or are en-
deavoring to pursuade Chairman Kerr
to make the fight. From what I have
learned within the past week or ten
days, I regard the selection of J. Mar-
shall Wright, of Allentown, for State
Chairman as extremely probable; in
fact, within the past day or two, I have
become satisfied that his election is as-
sured. A significant feature of Chair-
man Kerr's candidacy is the fact that
all the anti-Cleveland men in the State
are arrayed under his banner.”
«Under these circumstances,” con-
tinued Senator Hall, “I regerd it as my
duty to do all that lies_in my power to
aid in the election of Mr. Wright. I
may add that I favor the election of
Secretary Harrity as the Pennsylvania
member of the National Democratic
Committee. He is the most competent
and the best equipped leader we have
had in the State since 1 have had apy
There can oe
no doubt that in the right as it will be
the duty of the State Central Commit-
tee to fill the vacancy caused by the
death of Mr. Scott. No one has yet
heen selected nor has anyone been au-
thorized either directly or indirectly to
represent us on the National Commit:
It is an absurd proposition that
no one but the National Delegates have
the power to elect. 1f this were the
case, and Mr. Scott had died immedi-
ately after the adjournment of the last
National Convention we would have
been without representation for four
years. The power to fill the vacancy
exists somewhere; and where, if not
power within the
party, which is the State Central Com-
mittee. I do not credit the statement
that Chairman Brice has ruled that
Mr. Kerr shall fill the vacancy. He
would scarcely attempt such an unwar-
ranted assumption of authority, and if
he has, the Democrats of the State will
be prompt to resent his dictation.”
Why the Future Looks Bright.
An epitome of the present situation of’
American agriculture forms & promin-
ent and the most practical and valuable
feature of the American Agricultwrist
New York) for January, in which issue
this old reliable magazine celebrates its
fiftieth anniversary. In this epitome
our relation to the” world’s food supply
is given, and an estimate of American
production and requirements. It is the
first complete presentation of the labori-
ous studies of C. Wood Davis, and ap
parsaily justifies his predictions. of the
rilliant fature that awaits the Ameri-
can farmer. Mr. Davis’ opinions and
data carry great weight in the commer-
cial and agricultural world beeause of
his exhaustive inquiry of production in
its relation to population, not only in the
United States but in all the principal
importing and exporting countries of
the world. He shows that from 1870 to
1880 the bread-eating populations in-
creased 11.4 per cent. and the wheat area
15.6 per cent. while the rye area was un-
changed, but during the tem years just
closed the increase in the wheat and rye
area was but 1.4 per cent. against an in-
crease 1n the bread-eating populations of
14 per cent. In other words, consump-
tion increased ten times us fast as produc-
tion. These studies show that in 1871
the total wheat exports of the United
States, Europe, India and Australia were
only 120 million bushels, while the price
in India, on the Atlantic Seaboard, at
Chicago and in Liverpool averaged $1.46
per bushel. The price steadily declined
to $1.13 as the average in 1884, when
exports had more than doubled, and has
since fallen to 88c as the price for 1889.
Hence the probability cf an advance in
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Why Kansas Does Not Progress.
From the St. Joseph News.
At Fort Scott, Kansas, recently a man
crawled under a ‘reight house, wherein
was stored a barrel of whisky, and bor-
ing a hole through the floor and barrel,
carried off the liquor. No wonder
Kansas does not progress. So much
of the ingenuity is lost in trying to get a
drink that they have little left for the
channels of legitimate business.
Spawls from the Keystone,
— Mine cars at Mt. Carmel crushed Frank
—Heavenly Recruits are holding a conven-
tion at Auburn.
— Lancaster's Republican primaries will be
held January 26.
_Searlet fever has joined hands with the
grip in Birdsboro.
— Trinity Reformed Church, at Gettysburg
was dedicated Sunday.
—The Pennsylvania Telegram has given up
the ghost, at Reading, Pa.
—The snow and ice has chzered the hearts
of Williamsport lumbermen.
—A lamp exploded fatally burning Peter
Bucker, a Reading shoemaker.
Bethlehem will hereafter run her fairs
Independently of the State Fair.
—“Reddy” John Scott has been arrested ab
Allentown for several highway robberies.
Orphan's Home contributions were stolen
from a box in the Huntingdon Post Office.
_ Calvin Keiser, a Reading lad, has been ar-
rested for shooting arrows into street cars.
Andrew Carnegie will give another $1,000,-
000 for the Carnegie Library, at Pittsburg.
—A 3500 pound shaft fell upon Charles: Y.
Garman, in a Reading iron mill, erushing him.
—Forty very serious cases of malignant,
diphtheria have closed Erie's public schools.
— Lancaster will borrow $25,000 to meet city
deficiencies in paving and other departments.
_The mud and snow killed Michael Kirwen
at Shenandoah, as he slept by a rialroad
—Portions of a blank cartridge went into
Peter Wohleber’s hand, at Pittsburg, and he
died of lock-jaw.
—A telegram to William Weiser, of Bower's
Station, announces the death of his son Cyren-
ius, in Colorado.
David A. Shope fell, thirty feet head fore=
most, from a scaffold’to his death, at Cove sta
tion, near Harrisburg:
The first train was Saturday run over the
Williams Valley railroad, a branch of the
Reading at Tower City.
—While trying to adjust an electric light
with an iron rod, Michael Bunk, of Johnstown,
was shocked to death.
—At Plymouth, Luzerne county, any school
child absent without excuse more than five
days suffers suspension.
—Itis said that Lieutenant Governor Watres
will succeed Ezra W. Ripple as Colonel of [the
—Grant Rider was overpowered by "gas at
the Cambria Iron Compauy’s blastifurnace,
Johnstown, Friday, and dled.
__Pittsburg’s taxable proper is assessed at
830,000,000 more this year than last, to keep the
rate of taxation where it was.
Chambersburg politicians say they are af=
ter Congressman Atkinson's scalp for neglects
ing to push the border raid claims.
— Business requirements have induced Colo=
nel E. A. Ripple, of the Thirteenth Regiment,
Scranton, to decide upon resigning.
—“Pifty dollars or I'll blow you up.” shout-
ed Jacch Yarshon to Henry Birman, of Lan-
caster, and the crank was hustled to jail.
— While working by her cookstove §Mrs.
Thomas Jones’ clothes caught Zfire and, she
was nearly burned to death in Mt. Carmel.
— An intoxicated man, being refused liquor
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struck Frank Ernst,a Reading saloon-keeper,
and inflicted an injury that mayl blind him.
The ladies of Lancaster will not be tleft in
the World's Fair procession. [They have ore
ganized with Mrs, A. Ji.Steinman, President.
—George H. Teusch, superintendent at York
Farm Colliery, Pottsville, has taken eharge of
three other of the Lehigh Company?! collieries.
—A shooting gallery is rated as a gambling
house at Lebanon— ageme of ehance in which
the shooter who misses the bull’s eye pays tho
Five Scranton street car men went to sleep:
in their stalled ears andialmost suftocated by
the gas from charcoal stoves that heated the
—Bowmsanite Evangelicals at Shoemalkers-
ville have sued Dr. M.S, Reber to recover the
treasurer's account book and fands of the
—In the Clinton county court, Michael
McDonald confessed the killing fof Israel
Mazeral, and his plea of manslaughter was
—A Million and a.quarter passengers rod®-en
Lancaster's electric and horse cars last year,
and the city will oer have a greatlyjextended
system of rapid transit.
—A heel-less shoe;and heei-less tracks inthe
snow, aided Scranton offieers to catch Andrew
Miller, one of the deadly assailants of a» Boley
whose skull was fractured.
—Rev. GeorgeGaal, of Columbia, is strongly
urged to seek the appointment at the next
eonferexce to Gvace M. E. church, Broadjand
Master streets, Phildelphia.
—Charged with robbing their employer,
Harry Welsh, Eeter A. Reinhard anditSamuel
Crawford have been arrested by the: Bennsyls
vania Railroadi:ab Laneaster.
Barbara Hodgers was sent to jaily. at York,
for 6 months, for beating her sevem: year old
son, and making him sleep barefooted in &
barn where water would freeze.
Officer Edward Kroll, of §York, was falsely,
reported dead, and before the- Mayor had
heard of it, ve received applications for the
supposed dead man’s official place.
—Mr. John Bardoritz Bethlehem, locked
her two children in the house and neighbors
found them an hour afterwards. suffocated by
smoke from burning meat on the stove.
Charters were granted| Friday to the JOver-
brook Chemical Companys. of Philadelphia,
capital $25,000, and the Caller & Hawley Fur-
niture: Company, of Williamaport, capital $20,-
—Jn State proceedings against the Quaker
City Mutual Fire Insurance Company, of Phil.
adelphia, Judge Simonton of Harrisburg has
warned the company to.dp business hereafter
om the purely mutual plan.
—A Lock Haven sharper sewed a manufac-
ured wild cat’s ears upou a pelt kept for that
purpose and got a State royalty from ‘Squire
Rosser for the ears. Bat the 'squire discover
ed the stitches and made the sharper; refund.
—Clearfield’s retiring Demoecrstic postmas-
ter, A. B. Rosenkrans,was notified by Federal
Treasury auditors that he owed the Govern®
ment 1 cent, He drew a check for the amount
sent it to Washington and has just got his re-
—Cumberland county friends of President
Judge W. F. Sadler, who was Judge Mitch
ol)’s most formidable’ competitor in 1888 are
doing all in their power to secure his nomina,
tion by the Republicans: for the [Supremg
Court vacanoy this year.