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BY P. GRAY MEEK.
Scientists say there are spots on the sun,
For three days there's been blood on the
But defeated candidetes are still on the run
For the stickers they stuck too soon. |
.--A man never rises much until he
gets down to business.
-—Because a man has a few sheets in
the wind is no sign that his wife has a
washing on the line.
—It takes two thousand tons of salt,
per day, to keep St. Louis, the big Mis-
souri metropolis, from spoiling.
—An exchange remarks that French
heels are coming in again. The fash-
ions must indeed be walking backward.
— Without fear of dispute we venture
the assertion that ‘Yankee Doodle’ is
the heir of this grand and glorious land
—We didn’t see any account of CHRIS
MAGEE and JouN DArzeLL’s having
been attendants at the harmony feast of
the Economites on Monday.
—Leap year sloighing parties are said
to be all the rage in some communities,
but from the scarcity of snow herea bouts
we rather think we would spell it slay-
—A Lynn, Mass., professor has dis-
covered the way to make lightning but
we’ll wager an eagle to a copper that it
can’t rival the Jersey stuff for ‘jag’-
—Ex-Senator EvArTs is reported to
‘be an early riser. ‘We have often won-
dered how he got through one of his
long sentences in a single day, but this
—ELKIN'S it is now said, is blamed
"for “giving state secrets away.” This
may be so, but if it is, its the first time
he ever gave reason to be credited with
so much liberality.
‘WARD MCALLISTER, the New York
society leader, has just performed the
amazing feat of filling one vacancy, in
his revised list of simpletons, with two
hundred and fifty fools.
—Our own DAN recently lectured to
the young jews, of Philadelphia, on
“the truthful Hebrew.” They might
have ended the services with the song
“Dare to be a DANIEL.”
—Minister MoxTT, the Chilian am-
bassador, was in Harrisburg, on Mon-
day, looking up Pennsylvania public
school systems. He might have enjoy-
ed a few N. G. P. statistics.
—On next Monday Hiri will cele-
brate WASHINGTON’S birthday in a way
that will make the average New York
eye hang clear out of its socket. We're
afraid GRovER can’t “buck the tiger.”
— Blizzards and scandals are about
the only occurrences of import which
happen in England and indeed they
have become such every day affairs that
they excite very little interest any-
—Huntingdon county elected Judge
Furst and then refused to endorse him
for the supreme bench, but Centre, op-
posed to his candidacy, now has the
honor to give him her supportshould he
—“When we’re up, we're up, and
when we’re down, we're down; But
when we're halfway up the Hi, We're
neither up nor down.”—An appro-
priate CLEVELAND campaign chorus
for the 22nd.
—Levi P. Morton has concluded
that it is about time for him to get a lit-
tle poke in the presidential fire and ac-
cordingly has decided that heis out for
re-nomination for the vice presidency.
LEVI evidently thinks be has not re-
ceived full value for the ‘‘rocks’’ he put
up for BeNNY during the first cam-
--Mr. PorRTER says we must give him
at least $400,000 more before he can
tell us how big we are. If he keeps on
taffying us into thinking that we are far
more ctupendous than any one ever
dreamed perhaps our heads will be so
swelled that he’ll never get done count-
—If tin keeps on going up, as it has
done since the MCKINLEY law went in-
to effect, it will not be long until we can
use it as a basis on which to reckon the
fluctuating value of silver, If we should
ever have free coinage of tin there would
not be much danger—from present in-
dications—of too much currency.
—Leavenworth Kansas is going to
have a compressed air plant at a cost of
of $250,000. How blind they are. For
one fourth that sum they could hire
Foraker and by corking him up,
would have more compressed air to the
square inch than any concern they can
build will produce to the square yard.
—Pennsylvanians who were expect-
ing an adjournment of the Senate, dur-
ing the fore part of the week, owing to
the absence of our members Quay and
CAMERON were undoubtedly surprised
when they learned that thedeliherations
of the upper house of Congress could
proceed without, perhaps, better than
STATE RIGHTS AND FEDERAL UNION.
VOL. 37. BELLEFONTE, PA., FEBRUARY 19,
A Sure Sign of Victory.
There is one thing certain in con-
nection with the political contest be-
tween the Hin and CLevELAND Demo-
crats, now going on with such fierce-
ness in New York, and that is, that it
is hetter that this fight should be be-
fore, than after the presidential con-
vention, There seems to be no way
for the Democracy of that state to get
thoroughly wakened up only through
a good, vigorous, exciting fight. To
them, this is as necessary to secure suc-
cess, as a row at an Irish fair, isto in-
gure fun: Without a fight there is
neither life nor vigor in the, Democrats
of that State, and without one preceed-
ing, or at the time of the nomination,
they have never yet won a victory.
A strafige fact in politics is,that New
York has never gone Democratic in a
presidential contest, when its delega-
tion was a unit for the successful nomi-
When CrLevELAND was nominated
in '84, Tammany hall sent a delega-
tion to Chicago, headed by GrapY,
CocuraN and Frrrows,that made every
opposition to his nomination that earn-.
est men could conceive of. They re-
fused to be bound by the Unit rule,
and declared upon the floor of the Con-
vention, as well as in the corriders of
the hotelg, that if his name was placed
upon the ticket, New York would repu-
diate him overwhelmingly at the polls.
He was nominated a= “ew York
electors were chosen for hi...
Four years later he was re-nominat-
ed and New York was a unit for him.
Not a voice in the State Convention
that named the delegation, or at St.
Louis, was raised against him. The
followers of Tammany and the adher-
ents of the County Democracy, vied
with each other in the vociferousness of
their glorification and the country felt
sure that New York could be relied
upon to give her electoral vote to the
candidate of her choice.
There result of that election is
known. There was no fight among
the New York Democrats, before the
nomination was made, and there was
no victory afterwards.
As it was in '84 and '88, s0 has it
been in that state since the recollec.
tion of campaigns linger in the memory
of man. Itwas the same in both
State and Federal contests.
No fight among Demogcrats—no vic-
tory for the ticket!
As they have a bigger, bitterer and |
better fight on hand this year, than
they have ever before enjoyed, the
that let who may be the Democratic
nominee for president, New York's
electors will be given him by a much
larger majority than has beea usual.
Every sign points to victory.
Give Them A Lung Rest.
Senator CAMERON has left Washing-
ton, as the newspaperssay for ‘a much
needed rest,” and Senator Quay with a
party of friends has been recreating, at
his fishing camp in Florida, for some
time. Senator CAMERON ay be ex-
ceedingly tired, and Senator Quay may
be entirely worn down, but it is not, in
either case, caused by their efforts or
labors to represent the State that hon-
ors them with the position they hold,
or the care they exercise over the
interests of their constituents, that has
For all practical purposes, Pennsyl+
vania and Pennsylvaniainterests would
be just as well represented in the Sen-
ate, if it had BILLY Swartz, a deaf
mute up at the Bellefonte poor house,
as its Senator. In connection with
any legislation or any matter of impor-
tance to the public, he never would be
heard from, and neither is our Sena-
tors. Just what labors they perform
that requires so much “rest” and ‘re-
creation’ to keep them in proper phys-
ica! trim, we do not know ; but we are
very confident in the opinion that
when another opportunity offers,
"it would be the creditable thing for
this State to do, to give them both an
eternal and everlasting “rest,” so far as
County Democrat, heretofore a strong
CLEVELAND advocate, is ont openly and
earnestly for Governor PATTISON, as
the Democratic nominee for president.
They Can Have their Choice.
Away up in North Dakota, where
there is about as much chancejof the
nominee of the Chicago Convention se-
curing a single electoral vote, as there
will be of finding a republican jpoliti-
cian, “playing the golden harp” in the
hereafter, the North) West News is mak-
ing a great halla-lha-loo about the nec-
essity ot making Senator HiLu the
nominee. The News, as has every oth-
er Democrat, a perfect right to air its
views and give its opinions upon this
and every other political question of
interest to the people, but there is no
need of going into hysterics over the
presidential question, or abusing the
“world, the flesh and the devil,” as
well as every body else, because we
don’t all look upon it just in the light
the editor of that paper does.
There are many people, all over the
country, who can’t get it into their
heads, that Mr. Hic would be a
strong candidate, just as there are plen-
ty of them who have doubts if Mr.
CLevELAND could be elected, with the
fight that is being made upon him in
New York. Thank the good Lord,
there are other men who have grown
up into worthy, reputable, strong
Democrats, and the masses of the par-
ty are rapidly reaching the conclusion
that from among the dozen or)more
other names that have been mention-
ed, the candidate should be selected,
and that any one of them would be
stronger, and more acceptable to the
party, as a whole, than either of these
representative of factions in New York.
If the followers of the News don’t
want to vote for any other Democratic
candidate than Senator Hirw, let them
cast their ballots for him. It wounld’nt
effect the election in the least, and
while it might be tickling them to do
80, the other fellow who is nominated
at Chicago, would never miss their
support, when the returns come in.
Make It Honest, and Give Us All Ther#®
! is of It.
It is surprising how wonderfully
feartul some people are tbat silver
may become too plentiful in this coun-
try. We can readily understand how
individuals can have too much of
some things, but for the life of us we
cannot see how the masses are to be-
come possesssed of too much of that
for which they struggle during their
Usurers and gold-gamblers whose
profits are made by high rates of inter-
est, may desire a scarcity of money,
. ‘such as a single standard would be
country has every reason to believe,
sure to make, but the people’s trouble
about the matter is to get enough of
The party that gives them that, that
furnishes sufficient money to keep the
gamblers and trusts and speculators
from cornering the markets and creat--
ing panics, is the party that will have
their confidence and support—and that
is the Democratic party.
With the people silver is just as ac-
ceptable as gold. But it wants to be
“honest silver. Not speculative. A
dollar, with a hundred cents of silver
in it, and then the government can’t
coin too much.
Let us have “honest money,” and
silver is honest, and all there is of it.
——It is now reported that of the
384 delegates comprising the New
York Democratic Convention, but
twenty of them will be instructed for
Creveranp. There will possibly be
this many more uainstructed, who will
favor a delegation that will support
him for President, and the others will
be for HiLr. Up to this time, of those
chosen, 123 are for HiLL, 3 for CLEVE-
LAND, and 6 uninstructed, with CLEVE
It doat speak very highly for
the influence of Philadelphia newspa-
pers, that the two candidates for Mag-
istrates, which all of them, without re-
gard to party, denounced as unfit for
office, should receive larger majorities
than did the nominees having their en-
dorsement. Neither does it say much
for the integrity or honor of Philadel-
phia voters, that self-confessed bribers,
should be re-elected to the positions
they had disgraced. But when we
come to think about what Philadelphia
is, what it has done, what itis always
willing to do, the wonder is that the
whole ticket was not made up of
HaokerTs and RooNgvs.
It it Neither Sensible, Nor is It Just.
‘We have no doubt that the news-
papers and politicians who are so ve-
hemently denouncing Senator HiLr,
honestly believe it is their duty to do so
and are also under the impression that
by pursuing such a course they are as-
suring his defeat. The motive that
actuates them may be pure, but the
julgment they exercise is terribly at
fault. Unstinted abuse never defeated
any man; and unwarranted vilifica-
tion only creates sympathy and ties
the friends he has closer to him.
Senator HiLr is not the choice of
this paper for presidential nominee,
nor does it believe it would be policy
to nominate him, but it can see no
sense in the abuse he is being subjected
too or no judgment in the effort to de-
feat him by personal vilification that
discredits his ability or impeaches his
Whatever may be said of Senator
HiLr's aspirations, there is no one but
will admit that he has devoied his
time, talents and energies to the suc-
cess of his party, and that itis due
largely to his courage and persever-
ance, that the State he now represents
in the U. S., Senate, is in the hands of
the Democracy, and that the future
prospects of the party are as bright as
they seem. :
To a class of men whose ideas of
political duty is, to believe it beneath
their dignity to take part in their dis-
trict caucuses or in arranging or orga-
nizing the party machinery, Senator
HiLu's activity in these matters, may
seem out of place, but without this
work party prospects would be hope-
less and party efforts futile. It was
the recognition of this faci and his
willingness to do his duty to his party
organization, as mach as his official
acts while Governor, that gave him the
hold he has on public sentiment in
New York, and the power he possesses
in shaping the course and determining
Wie actions of his party.
Because he has been faithful in
small things, as he has been efficient
and courageous in matters of more pub-
lic import, is no reason why he should
be cried down,—nor will the effort suc-
There are ten’s of thousands of
Democrats, scattered over this broad
country, who are not for Mr. HiLL as
a first,or even a second choice for Presi-
dent, but they take no stock in or have
no sympathy with the movement, that
contemplates his’ defeat, by personal
abuse and cowardly inuendoes.
That Mr. HILL and his friends have
made Mr. CLEVELAND'S chances of the
nomination hopeless, although a very
large proportion of the Democrats of
the country would prefer him as their
candidate, goes without saying. And
that Mr. CLEveELaND's friends have
done the same for Mr. Hiv, is equal-
As they are both out of the question,
as matters now stand, and by their
own actions, why not let them drop.
There are scoresof other Democrats,
who are worthy the confidence of the
party and who are personally just as
deserving as either of these two promi-
nent New Yorkers.
Let Democratic newspapers and
Democratic politicians turn their atten-
tion to securing the strongest of these
as candidates, and allow the republi-
can press a monopoly of the business
of abusing Democrats.
Would Make a Good One.
The Indiana Democrat in speaking
of the probable successor of Adjutant
General McCLELLAND, refers to
the Hon. HanNiBaL K. Sroax, of that
place, in the following complimentary
manner, every word of which we can
heartily endorse. If the Governor
should see proper to name Mr. SLoaN,
a8 the successor to the lamented Adju-
tant General, he would make no mis-
The name of Senator H. K. Sloan, of this
place, will be brought before Governor Patti-
son, as a candidate for Adjutant General to
fill the unexpired of term General McClelland.
Senator Sloan will receive the support of many
friends in both parties, both at home ana
abroad, and we hope he will be appointed. His
reputation for honesty and probity of charac-
ter is second to none in this State, while his
knowledge of military affairs gained by. three
years experience in the war, would be of ines-
timable value to the State Military Depart-
ment. He has been a member of the State
Senate for the past three years, and his rela.
tions with the Administration have been inti-
mate and pleasant. His qppornlinens would
reflect credit alike upon the Administration
and the Democratic Party.
1892. NO. 7.
Another View of It.
From the Chicago Herald.
Governor Boyd was entirely justifi-
able in refusing to take the extended
hand of Usurper Thayer. The Gover-
nor made a mistake in etiquette, how-
ever, in not offering the usuper his foot
as he slunk out of the door.
An Office For Blair.
From the Hazelton Plain Speaker.
Hopefully Waiting Blair, ex-senator
from New Hampshire, is still trying to
get a foreign berth somewhere. If
President Harrison would appoint him
special consular agent to vaccinate the
mud turtles of Patagonia North Ameri-
ca would rejoice.
Upward Goes Tin Plate.
From the Pittsburg Post.
The average price of tin plate for the
three months immediately preceding the
passage of the McKinley bill in the
ouse was only $4.40, and tin plate in
boxes of 108 pounds upon which the
new duty has heen paid cannot be sold
to-day at a reasonable profit for less
than $5.60. The enormous stock of tin
plate imported just before the govern-
ment began to collect the duty is almost
exhausted, so far as certain kinds are
concerned, and within a few weeks
large quantities have been brought in
Principle vs. Personality.
From the Harrisburg Star-Independent.
The popularity which Grover Cleve-
land yet retains is not due to his person-
ality, but to his bold and manly advoca-
cy of the principles he professes. It
was not the personal character or moral
traits of Andrew Jackson that made
him the idol of the people, but his noble
battle for great principles of govern-
ment involved in the suppression of
nullification and the overthrow of the
United States Bank. George Washing-
ton himself was honored and. beloved
not so much because of his private vir-
tues as because of the fact that he was
the incarnation of the principles of the
American Revolution, Indeed the per-
sonal integrity of public men can bs
gauged with almost unerring certainty
by the measure of their fidelty and
devotion to the ideas of government
which they profess to entertain.
Official Influence Takes a Back Seat,
From the Altoona Times. ;
Governor William McKinley, when
he was nominated as the chief executive
of Ohio, spoke of the advisability of
honest apportionment and declaimed
against gerrymandering. Mr. M¢Kin-
ley, taking the charitable view that he
meant, what he said, cannot, at least, be
regarded as having much influence with
the Repub.ican legislators, judging
from the apportionment which they in-
tend to make of the state of Ohio for
congressional purposes. Out of the
twenty-one congressional districts, by an
ingenious arrangement, only four are
to be Democratic, while the remaining
seventeen will return Republican repre-
sentatives. So much for the political
honesty of Ohio Republicans. Governor
McKinley first delivers a homily on the
evils of gerrymandering and then his
fellow politicians go to work and draw
up a gerrymandering measure which in
outrageousness has never been sur-
A Sensible Selection.
From the Evening Telegram.
The State Department has put its
best foot foremost again in the matter of
the Behring Sea muddle. This is the se-
lection of Hon. E. J. Phelps, ex-Minis-
ter to England, as the leading counsel
for the United States before the propos-
ed arbitration tribunal. Some of the
small-sized party organs in the cross
roads deestricks may be disposed to rise
up on their hind legs because Mr.
Phelps is a Democrat. He is, however,
not only a most honorable man, upright
citizen, and experienced diplomatist,
but a very able lawyer as well. He
served Mr. Cleveland with exceptional
ability at the Court of St. James, and
he will serve Mr. Harrison quite as effi-
ciently in his effort to bring Lord Salis-
bury’s Government up to the bull ring.
Caleb Cushing, it will be remembered,
one of the most notable Democrats of
his time, was appointed by President
Grant to help secure American rights
before the Geneva Tribunal, which so
justly settled the Alabama claims.
The Way To Win.
From the New York World.
There are more Democrats than Re-
publicans in this country.
The States in which the Democrats
outnumbered the Republicans have a
majority of the electoral votes.
If all the Democrats vote next fall
for the Democratic candidates the next
President and the next Congress will
All the Democrats will vote for the
Democratic candidates unless factional
strife shall prevent, The Republicans
cannot win the election from a united
Democracy, because they have not
votes enough. But a divided Demo-
cracy may lose an election by dissen
sion, breeding revolt or indifference.
The condition of Democratic success
is harmony: It is the duty of every
Democrat to work for that and to make
sacrifices for it if necessary.
It will be the duty of the National
Convention to select candidates whose
, nomination will unite the factions, put
anend to strife and secure the whole
Democratic vote. :
That will make victory in November
a toregone conclusion in June.
Spawls from the Keystone,
—Huntingdon county Prohibitionists organ-
ized on Monday.
| —There is hog cholera in North Bertolet,
—Schuylkill county woods are being stocked
with Asiatic pheasants.
—John West was killed stopping a run-
away horse at Carlisle.
—Reading’s Germania Building Association,
No. 2, has just divided $100,000.
—Thieves got $150 in stamps and some cash
from the post off ce at Milton.
—Burglars tried but were unable to crack the
safe of Bush, Bull & Co., Williamsport.
—Susquehanna county farmers want a State
appropriation for promoting their institutes.
—A fall of roof coal in the Avoca shaft at
Scranton buried and crushed Lawrence Moran.
—The Pennsylvania Railroad has fine new
depots under way at Scranton and Plymouth.
Pittsburg oleomargarine men organizing to
secure a repeal of the law against bogus but-
—One Cumberland county farmer drove
twenty ominous looking tramps out of his
—Burglars robbed the Court House offices
at Tunkhannock of what little cash they con-
—Mrs. James Mofflin, of Pittsburg, threw a
lighted lamp at her husband and cracked his
—For Embezzling $170 from Allentown Sons
of America Treasurer C. G. Fley has been ar-
—Augustus Hean’s partner, Frederick Hin-
rich, of Reading, has disappeared with $185 of
the firm’s money.
—No more smoking is to be tolerated even
in the hall or janitor’s room at Lehigh Univer-
—Richard Shirley, of the Salvation Army,
tried to cheat justice in the Lebanon jai! by
—Liquor license applications at Lancaster
numbered 348 on Saturday, exactly the same
number as last year.
—“Rough on Rats’ was the road Miss Lizzie
Weider, Ballietsville, Lehigh county, took to
get out of the world.
—The body of Richard Reese, drowned in
the Susquehanna at Pittston, was recovered
after nine days dragging.
—Frank Ross was entombed for hours in a
Shamokin mine by the fall of a pillat Friday,
but was rescued unhurt.
—Joha Ruding seeks $10,000 damages be-
cause he slipped on ice from cuspadores at the
Reading station, Shamokin.
—Minister Montt, of Chile, went to Harris-
burg to get pointers on our public school sys-
tem, from Governor Pattison.
—William Cypher’s $25,000 trespass action
against the Huntingdon and Broad Top rail-
road was non-suited at Bedtord.
—The Pottsville Iron and Steel Company
will reduce the wages of its 600 employes at
Pottsville 10 per cent.on Thursday.
~ —The Montrose and Bridgewater Almshouse
will be sold at auction and the care of the pau-
pers will be sold to the lowest bidder.
—TFor forging deed to a Westmoreland eoun-
ty farm of 300 acres, worth $8000, Harry 8.
Shawman of Donegal, has been arrested.
—Loaded coal wagons at the Neidon shaft,
Shamokin, killed three of driver John
Trohm’ s mules and almost eaught him.
—Water Commisioner Heizman, of Reading,
resigned Tuesday night, and a new trunk line
system of sewers was favorably discussed.
—A South Bethlehem thief restored to Mrs.
John Petro a bundle of $125 in green backs
which he had stolen from her «week before.
—Obtaining $300 from Coal township officers,
ostensibly to investin lands at Grape Arbor,
N. J., John Nicholson, of New York, absconded
—A genuine gold mine is declared to have
been found five miles southwest of Lathrope,
Mo., yielding $105 gold and $1.06 silver to the
—Falling Backward out of his wagon, Farm-
George Sprenkle, of Waynesbore, was killed
by his team backing up and tramping on his
—~Carlisle jail, which’ in other winters has
had from 200 to 300 tramps at once, now has
only 61, owing to the vigorous discipline ap-
—The Reading’s Locust Gap Colliery was
damaged but $1500 and not $150,000 by the re-
cent fire. Work will be resumed in a fort-
—William Islanger, of Fagelsville, and John
Shafer, of Cedarville, Lehigh county, were
burned, the former by stepping inte a lime
kilnand the latter by falling asleep near a
— Evangelical Bishop Dubbs reach Reading
Tuesday, had a reception and last evening
preached from the South Sixth Street Church
Charred body No. 3, from the Hotel Roya!
ruins,supposed to be the remains of Miss Wood
have been identifled as those of Mrs. Alex
—Young Willie Putnam snapped once to of-
ten at his own head with an old revolver he
had fonnd in the ruins of a fire at Bradford.
—The Pennsylvania Railroad Company is
said to be trying to buy out Orr, Painter &
Co's. Reading Stove Works, to move the plang
to Millmont. :
—Two yonng colored lads of Lebanon, O.,
have been playing “Jack the Kisser” with the
pretty white girls, to the indignation of the
—Lady Gray, a famous 32-year-old mare that
had made a record of 2.4934 years ago when
that was fast trotting, has just been shot in old
age at Reading.
—Mrs. McAndrew, of Shenandoah, Pa., left
her 11-year-old daughter in charge of Bryant
McCarty, aged 65, a prominent citizen. She
returned to find her child had been outraged.
McCarty has fled.
—John Labuda, the convicted murderer of
Stephen Kopkos:h, at Duryea, has received a
sentence of eleven years and three months in
—The State Editorial Association's Execu-
tive Committee have arranged at Harrisburg
to appeal for the pardon of the Beaver Star
editors, imprisoned for libel.
—Mrs. Barnford, wife of Rev. Wm. Barnford
pastor of the Allentown M. E. Church, fell on
the ice Monday night and concussion of the
brain and serious injury resulted.
—The Millionaire Economite Society of
Beaver county held their annual meeting
Monday without admitting to membership Dr.
Texd , the Koreshan Messiah, of Chicago.
—Forkhe blowing up of his Lome and store,
by natural grs and the injuries inflicted on
his family, M. F. Pritchard, Pittsburg, has
sued the Philadelphia Company for $25,000.