Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, April 15, 1892, Image 1

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    Demorraticed Hak
Ink Slings.
The timid little onion ‘‘set”
Breaking through the ground
Little dreams its breath will soon be smelled
For forty miles around.
—Nature is beginning her re-leaf for
—-Hesurely must be a SPRINGER if he
gained six pounds, in weight, in three
—TItis not always the: man with the
biggest feet who has the most under-
—The anti-administration kickers
doubtless feel like operating on them-
selves just now.
—Would Mr. HARRISON deem ita
propos if Mr. BLAINE should at length
decide to be a candidate ?
—The BAKER ballot bill promises to
make election board offices almost as
remunerative as the judgeship of a Li-
cense court.
—A better name for “Our Women
About Town’ column, which appears in
so many papers would be: “Our dame
on the Turf.”
—If half the people, who. have been
called ‘a goose,” could only lay eggs
what a corner they would have on the
Easter market.
—The many failures of American tin
companies are beginning to excite pub-
lic attention ; ¢. e. their failures to
produce any tin.
—HARRISON need 'not fear BLAINE’S
candidacy as long as MARIE NEVINS
holds the letters which James G. and
his son wrote her.
—There are 6 per cent more boys born
than girls, yet some women must resort
to the ignominious rights of leap year in
order to secure a fellow.
—Who is this man JoaN DALZELL,
of Pittsburg, anyway, that he should
have presumed to displace such an Zon-
orable man as MATHEW STANLEY
—HArgrIsoN and Quay have formed
a trust to corner the Republican market.
They are both looking askance at each
other, however, lest it be a case of mis-
placed trust.
—Statistics show that the Parisians
have consumed 229 donkeys and 40
mules within the year. Perhaps this
explains why so many of the long eared
class are found about the Chamber of
—In speaking of MoRTON’S chances
for renomination an exchange forgot the
“furnishes” 1n the following sentence:
“If Levi P. furnishes the cash for the
campaign, Second Term will drag him
along too.”
—The Congressmen, who hope for a
second term, are now sending packages
of garden seeds to their friends in the
rural districts, and they promise as rich
harvests as the ‘original packages’ of
the liquor men.
-. ANDREW CARNEGIE estimates his
wealth at $30.000,000, and he takes
great pride in telling how he began to
amass it. He never says anything
about the percentage of it due to high
protection, however.
—Ex-Senator BLAIR is after an ofii-
cial investigation as to why the ‘pig
tail’ celestials didn’t want him as our
minister. Perhaps he would be wise to
go a little slow else he might find out
some things he doesn’t want to know.
——There is a suspicion that the Senate
feared that Executive clerk Youna
would some time give away the amount
its committee spent at HURsTs’ funeral.
So he is better in Philadelphia than in
charge of the secrets of our House of
—If some other man has alienated
your wife’s affections don’t shoot him
til you have enlisted in the navy. J.
CoLEMAN DRAYTON might have ‘“per-
forated”” BURROWE without any one’s
having known of it had he beeu a ‘blue
—Mr. BLAINE has consulted WiL-
LIAM MuLDooN, the ex-prize fighter, as
to a course of physical culture. And
will more than likely go into training
right away. If BILLY gives JIM a few
“MuLDOON’s” on the head we bet he’ll
—-Dr. PARKHURsT, the New York
divine, who visited houses of ill-repute
so that he might tell his lambs of the
direful consequences of visiting such
places, might have saved himself from
the censure he is now receiving if he
had gathered his information in another
way. In every flock a few “bucks”
can be found, but the doctor evidently
didn’t know he had any in his fold.
of finance,” as he was called on Wall
street before his incarceration, has sig-
nalized his first transaction since his free-
dom, by doing up the ‘Exchange’ for
$600,000. He evidently has not forgot-
ten his cunning in stocks and his neat
hittle pull must have made the bulls
shed their horns. WARD will soon be
out and you can gamble on it, that he'll
make a flurry somewhere.
Grateful for Small Favors.
Its a ‘saw’ so old and musty that
we dislike recalling it :—the one about
the “ill wind that blows no one good,”
but the election in Rhode Island and
political surprises, to some few here in
Pennsylvania, have given such positive
demon stration of its truth, that we
know our readers will excuse us for
referring to it.
Rhode Island is a Republican State.
A hide-bound, money-controled, iiliber-
al Republican state. It has not cast a
Democratic majority, in a presidential
‘year, since 1852. It has occasionally
been Democratic on local questions,
and a short vote, but never, when the
contest hinged on general issues:
At the election, on Wednesday last,
it cast the smallest majority for the
Republican candidate it has ever given
in a year that the fight was made for the
effect it might have on the presidential
contest. The Republicans confident:
ly expected to carry it by thousands.
They hoped to show that the McKi~-
LEY, tariff act and the position of their
party oan important public questions,
were popularin a state that has more
manufactories to the square foot, than
has any other Commonwealth that our
flag waves over. They spent money as
freely as it they were ‘‘green goods’
dealers, and put forth efforts to secure
an overwhelming victory, such as its
voters never witnessed or dreamed of.
And with all their hopes, and efforts,
and boodle, they came out ot the con-
test with a reduced majority, and with
but little hopes of holding Rhode Is-
land, to its Republican moving in the
presidential storm of November next.
[tv was no good, that the political
wind blew, for Republicans on Wednes
day of last week.
Equally unsatisfactory was it to the
Democrats. They had favored the
enlargement of the right of franchise.
They had made voters of thousands of
poor men, whom Rszpublican laws
had disqualified, as citizens, because
they were not the possessors of real-
estate. They had hurrahed for CLevE-
LAND and hard money, and hoped that
hard times and other causes would
victory. In
give them a decisive
this they were disappointed and while
results show no cause for Democratic
discouragement, yet there was no par-
ticular good in that “political wind”
for them.
But outside of the Republican and
Democratic parties, there is a party, to
whom the “ill wind” that the two old
organizations experienced, seems (0
have been a perfect God-send. It is
the party of the Philadelphia Press.
What it would have done in its dire
distress, if that state had slipped its Re-
publican halter, no one knows. In
the disasters and defeats that have over.
taken its campaign for Darzery, it has
gatherad consolation fromthe fact that
Republicanism, was not wiped out in
Rhode Island. When news that Quay
has carried a county, that it had figur-
ed out for DaLZELL, reaches it, it tries
to satisfy its bruised and battered feel-
ings with the thought that the tariff
was not entirely blotted out by the re-
sult in Rhode Island. When the tele.
graph informs it that another primary
election shows, that its party is over-
whelmingly for the boss, it proceeds to
argue that Rhode Island is still in the
list of Republican states. ;
And soon through every phase of its
distressed efforts, to displace its own
leader and dictator, it cools its feverish
brow in the “ill winds,” that blew “no
good’ to either political party, and
tries its hardest to be happy under the
err —
——At the recent borough election,
held in McKee's Rocks, the first prac-
tical trial of the Baker ballot bill was
made and the resu't ‘simply goes to
{ show, as the WarcHMaN has always
maintained,that the cumbersome work-
ings of the bill will have the effect of
dragging the elections out for three or
four days. At this trial only the bor-
ough officers were voted for and but
four hundred votes were polled. Yet
it took the election Board unti} eight
o'clock the next morning to “count
off” and it was nine o'clock before the
results were posted. If such was the
result in alittle borough election, where
only a few votes were cast and several
candidates to voted lor, when can we
get the returns from the presidential
"election, with National, State, and
' County tickets to be voted.
Why Good Roads Pay.
Before money came into popular use
as a medium of exchange, or any stand
ard of exchange was known each pro-
ducer carried his product and bartered
it for those articles, produced by oth-
ers, which he required for his exis
tence. This system of bartering was
clumsy and cumbersome. The man
who raised wheat was required to car-
ry his wheat to the one who made
shoes, and vice versa. The wheel
wright bartered his handwork for the
necessaries of life and the blacksmith
took, in exchange for his labor, any-
thing which his patrons could bring:
That was the simplest form of exchange,
but its very existence was a drawback
to the progress of civilization. The
great friction on the wheels of trade
impeded the enlargement of communi-
ties, and countries became cut up into
little industrial worlds. That 18 with-
in each narrow district was to be found
a mechanic of every kind whose pro-
ducts were a necessity. Naturally
these districts were confined to a very
small territory for it was impossible
for one man to carry his grain very far
in order to exchange it for shoes, or
some other article of which he was in
Now the same friction which forced
the introduction of some medium of ex-
change, in those days, is acting on the
wheels of trade to-day through the
medium of poor country roads. And
the question of how they are to be im-
proved has long been agitating public
minds. The one drawn-back to legicla-
tion, which might relieve the farmer of
this handicap, is found in the tact that
the persons vitally interested are the
ones who wili not suggest a course 10
pursue. Everyday we read articles,
written by prominent writers, on “good
roads,” and some of them seem to ad-
vance exrellent ideas as to improve:
meat, but most of the number are all
right in theory, yet if it should come to
the practical test their plans would
have no weight whatever. Systems on
paper and systems in everyday use are
entirely different.
Good country roads pay simply be-
cause they facilitate and make trade
more active, and act as a promoter of
We will not attempt to formulate a
plan for procuring better roads, but
will be content in our attempt to show
you why they pay.
The farmer usually waits tor the
snow ou which to sled his grain to the
markets, because, he admis, 1t is easier
hauling on runners than on wheels.
Recent scientific observations have dis-
ciosed the fact that the seasons are
undergoing a change; and our exper-
ience within the past half dozen years
substantiates these views. Thus the
snow cannot be depended upon to fill
up the ruts and chuck holes in our
country roads when the farmer wants
to use them. Often he is forced to
take advantage of the condition of the
roads, in transporting his grain, at a
direct sacrifice in the price he receives
for it. And perhaps he is compelled
to let it go in February—in the face of
a steady advance—because if he held
it until March the roads will be soft
and practically impassable. The loss
a farmer suffers in this way should be
taken into consideration for it would
have a wonderful effect if expended
upon the road.
The wear and tear of wagons and
buggies, occasioned by bumping them
over rough roads, is too apparent to
need any comment fiom us. But
there is another effect arising from
this source which we must take into
consideration and it is thie: Often
when butter, eggs, chickens and the
numarous small products of the farm
ar: commanding their highest prices,
in town, the town merchants will not
go after them because of the condition
of the roads. This is another avenue
of loss which is seldom thought of.
The straining of horses and harness
and the breakage and wear on shoes
will aggregate quite a neat sum in a
year, yet it is never looked at in this
way when we come to talk on roads.
And Why? Certainly good wagon
ways will do away with it all,
Lastly comes the effect on the social
condition of a country community,
which should never be understimated.
At ihe time of year when the farmer.
and his family are most disposed to be
neighborly and promote festivities in
NO. 15.
their midst, they are less liable to do
80 because the roads are in such a con-
dition that communication with each
other becomes a burden instead of a
pleasure, Thus they are compelled to
remain at home without realizing any
of those benefits which must surely ac-
crue from contact with each other and
result in mutual betterment,
These are only a few of the many
causes which we might present to show
why good roads pay and we hope they
may pat some of our friends to think-
ing seriously on the matter. It is a
question of vital importance to every-
one, for it effects the city merchant
and his patrons just as directly as it
does the farmer. Let those who have
to travel over the roads and keep them
up suggest a remedy.
Was It In Earnest?
Tt is not often that one sees a sup-
posedly intelligent writer making such
an idiot of himself, in trying to decry
the blessings which would surely ac-
crue from free wool, as is displayed by
the editor of the Hollidaysburg Regis-
ter, in the follo wing paragraph :
“It is not free wool that makes low-
‘ priced common clothing in England:
“1t is, instead, shoddy gcods and pau-
“perlabor. Do we want them here?
“Shoddy goods and pauper labor,’
indeed! Who is expected to be deceiv-
ed by such a statement? when the
cream of every American merchant
tailoring establishment is to be found
in its pile of Eaglish imported woolens
and worsteds. With pride the mer-
chant invariably points to his importa-
tions as being the best and most fash-
ionable fabrics on his counters. And
no one is better or more cheaply dress-
ed than the man who sports a nobby
English “tweed.”
But one class of woolen mill hands,
in England, receive lower wages than
do those doing the same kind of work
in this country, and when the relative
costs of necessities of life are taken in-
to consideration the difference is prac-
tically nil, yet, with these facts glaring
in its face, the Register attempts to
make its readers believe that “shoddy
goods and pauper labor” make the
English clothing cheap.
We would refer our esteemed Blair
county contemporary to Col. Jas.
MILLIKEN, of this place, who is known
as an apostle of everything that is Re.
publican and who has “stumped” near-
ly every State in the Union, crying for
a high tariff and protection to Ameri-
can industries, while his wardrobe was
hanging full of the “English cheap
clothing” and he never wears any-
thing else.
The State Convention.
On Wednesday the Democracy of the
State assembled in conveation at Ha»-
risburg and the business brought before
it was transacted in the most satisfac-
tory manner. Some little trouble was
raised by the “kickers,” at the investi-
gation of a few Philadelphia and Pitts-
burg ‘‘heelers,” but the disgruntled
impostors were soon silenced and ev-
erything passed off as harmoniously
could have been desired.
The party of Philadelphia and Pitts-
burg leaders who went there with the
avowed purpose of blocking the pro-
ceedings and objeciing to the line of
work mapped out for the Conventions
consideration found that they were but
a drop in the bucket with the Demo-
cracy of the State and, the sooner they
learn that united effort is the only
means of success for a minority party
the better it will be for them.
and Harrity were cheered to the echo,
and it was the best expression possible
of the confidence reposed in the admin-
istration. Our District will be well
and ably represented in the National
convention by ex U. S. Senator War
A. WaLrLAcg, of Clearfield, and Tuom-
As Corrins, of this place, while
Senator Harr, of Elk county, will be a
delegate at large.
-——=The recent influx of French Cana-
dians into the United States is now as-
cribed to our neighbors’ resp:ct for the
old saw: “a fair exchange is no rob-
bery. If they are trading on the bood-
lers, who laft ns for Cainadian habita-
tions, we are indeed to be pitied.
——1If you want printing of any de.
scription the WATCHMAN office is the
place to have it done.
May He Prove a Prophet.
From Iowa Dispatch to Daily Papers.
Ex-Postmaster General Frank Hat-
ton, of that state, declares that Iowa is
hopelessly lost te-the Republicans.
On Leave of Absence.
From the St. Louis Republic. |
It seems that Pat Egan and Consul :
McCreery are to be ‘‘let out” on “leave !
of absence.” This is Mr. Harrison’s
way of acknowledging that he is wrong
and ashamed to say so.
They Will Also Know. How to Vote.
From the Williamsport Sun.
If Mr. Carnegie takes the stump for
the Republican Presidential candidate
this year he can point with pride to the
fact that his partner, Henry Phipps,
has leased a baronial estate in Scotland,
The employes of Carnegie & Co., who
have had their wages reduced, will now
understand why the reduction was
Active Campaign Work.
From the Chicago Daily Tribune.
Candidate’s Wife—How is your can-
vass getting along Isaac ?
Candidate- First rate. I have shak-
en 1.356 dirty hands to-day, distributed
thirty-six boxes of two-fer cigars, nailed
four campaign lies, kissed twenty-seven
babies, and bought a walking delegate
And the Grand Jury has adjourned.
I’m all right, Mandy.
Has Improved on the Pharisees.
From the Phila. Herald.
The reported determination of Presi-
dent Harrison not to permit Federal
officials to hold positions in party com-
mitteesand take an active part in the
management of the campaign, is as
beautiful a specimen of false pretense as
was his condemnation of the practice of
gerrymandering. Benjamin could have
given lessons of hypocrisy to the ancient
Justice Before Generosity.
From the San Francisco Examiner.
With several hundred thousand Am-
erican workmen out of employmepf, the
Europeans rushing hither at the rate of
above half a million a year and the im-
migrants being used by the mill bosses
and the labor barons to cut down wages,
itis no wonder that the American work-
men are coming to think that justice to
themselves ought to go before generosity
to others.
A Good Enough Keynote.
From the 8t. Louis Post Dispatch.
Ex-President Cleveland struck the
keynote of a winning Democratic cam-
paign in his Rhode Island speech. The
demand for economy and equal rights
in the administration of the government
covers issuss which may well take pre-
cedence of all others in the next cam-
paign. The settlement of these ques-
tions is sufficient work for one cam-
No Discouragement About It.
From the Poughkeepsie N. Y. Press.
Democrats have no reason to bealarm-
ed or discouraged over the result in
Rhode Island. It was worth fighting
for, of course, but it was in a Republi-
can stronghold, and as the result shows,
they have but held their own. The el-
Democracy grows stronger as the peo-
ple become better educated in the prin-
ciples of the party of the people and for
the people.
For Peace in the Ranks.
From the Rochester Herald.
Democrats who experience a strong
impulse to indulge in vituperative ora-
tory at the expense of other Democrats
should sternly repress it. Let us save
all our eneruy oratorical and intellectual
for the conflict with the common ene-
my. Already the outposts are coming
in and the opening guns are heard on
either side. The Presidential battle will
soon rage hotly and fiercely. The per-
iod for irritating chin-music has now
gone by. Itis nota pleasant spectacle
to see Democrats attacking Democrats
while the legions of the hostile army
are approaching. Let Harmony and
Fraternity be the Democratic watch-
ward from this time forward. The
rank and file of the Democracy are anx-
ious for peace within the camp.
Nothing for Any one to Crow Over.
| From the Phila. Record.
The result of the election in Rhode
Isiand is a stand-off. The Republicans
retain possession ot one of their strong-
holds, in spite of a desperate assault on
the part of the Democrats. The Mug-
| wamps held aloof, more than half in-
| clined to sympathize with the efforts of
| Senator Aldrich to keep his place in the
Senate. So far as Rhode Island poiitics
reflects the larger politics of the country
it shows that both the great parties are
full of fight, and that Republicans States
. are likely to be carried by the Republi-
cans, and Democratic States by the
Demacrats. The votes of independents
—who sometimes go to one side and
sometimes go to the other--will proba-
bly settle the question of the Presidency
| next fall.
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ection shows, ifit shows anything, that |
i ——Subscribe for the Warcnmax,
Spawls from the Keystone,
—Hazleton is to have a new town hall.
—Reading is]to have a three mile boulevard.
—Counterfeit $5 bills are flooding Johns-
——Lancaster County {Farmers are planting
small tobaeeo erops.
—A heavy frost around Reading has greatly
injured fruit trees.
—Farmers around Reading are complairing
of the scarcity of help.
—The town of Hamburg, Berks county, is to
be lighted with electricity.
—William B. Albright has been elected Sup-
erintendent of the Reading water works.
—Water from the Susquehanna River may.
be used to manufaeture of, electricity for York.
—Rev. B. G. Parker, a Baptist minister, has
become a professor in an Allentown business
—Dr. Trail Green, of Easton, has resigned
as trustee of the the Harrisburg State Lunatic
" Hospital
—Rev. Mr. Hodder, of Easton, has received
acall to the Sixteenth Baptist Church of
Now York city.
—John Gall, of Lampeter township, Lancas-
ter county, was crushed to death Friday under
a freld roller.
—While alighting from his wagon, John Hos
ben, of Mahanoy City, made a misstep and fell
breaking his back. .
—The hearts of the Pennsylvania railroads. -
will be gladdened to-day by the opening of
the trout season.
—Farmer Willian Botts, of Hepburn, Lycom-
ing county, has a hen seven years old that has
never laid an egg.
—Horatio Murkel, who has been missing
since last October, returned to his home in
Fogelsville Monday.
—T. Jefferson Ford, of Pheenixville, had his
right hand cut o ffwhile working on a.small
planerin a sash factory.
—Williamsport rejoices because it is: to have
another trolly road to connect with South
Williamsport and other suburbs.
—The output of the McDonald oil. field is de
creasing at the rate of 100 barrels a day. Two
dry holes were reported last week.
—Detectives have captured Peter Sirens, the
bunreo steerer who 18 months ago robbed. Mr.
Reigel. of near Bethlehem, of §300..
—John Lander, of Springdale, was dragged
by his horses several hundred feet dewn hill
at the end of the reins and may die.
—Under a $10,000 contract, the Reading
Electrical Construction Company will build
Hamburg’s new electric light plants.
— The new 1000-car-a-day colliery at York
Farm, near Pottsville, began operations Tues-
day under the Reading's supervisio 2.
—The Pittsburg Post Office will after July 1
be rated as one of the first class and $he. post-
master’s salary increased accordingly.
George H. Reider, a well known Williams-
p ort lumber man, committed suicide by hang-
ing. Insanity is assigned as the cause.
—Mrs. Louisa Lerch, of Kurtzt own, Pa., suc-
cumbed to typhoid fever two days after her
husband, who died of the same disease.
—Afier two years’ idleness the Stanton Col-
liery, at: Wilkesbarre, will resume; operations,
giving 1500 men men and boys employment.
—The casket containing Henry Franken-
fleld, of Butztown, could be gotten in and out.
of the hearse only by taking the hearse apart.
—The Chronicle- Telegraph, the only Pitts-
burg afternoon paper getting the Associated
Press news, has reduced its price to one cent.
—In an attempt to draw a rewelver from his
pocket, James Quigley, of Catasauqua, shot
himself in the leg, inflicting a serious wound:
—The entire works of tiie Phoenix Iron
Company except shops 1 and 3 will close until
Monday, April 18, This effgets over 1000 em-
—A terrible riot among the Hungarians oc-
curred near Minersville and many a skull was
cracked, all because the howl flowed too
—A pile of lumber projecting from tho.end of
a car struck John H. Happ, a brakeman at -
Reading, crushing his skull and breaking his
—Over study of the Bible is tne cause as-
signed for theinsanity of Henry Hummel, of
Pine Grove, who has been taken to the county
—Telling his family that he would. take a
bath for his rheumatism, Fred Fisher jumped
into the canal at Fresmansburg ands drowned .
—Burglars attempted to force axentry into.
the home of Monroe Trostle, Lebanon, whe
fired at them and is supposed to have serious-.
ly injured one.
—The injuries received by C. G. Stillman,
who was stabbed by Joseph Mets, at Pottstown.
continue to grow serious and itis now thought
that he will die.
—John Cameron, a log driver, was drowned
in Kettle Creek, above Lock Haven, he being
the third unknown man whe was drowned.
there this spring.
—Mrs. Sarah R, Collins hag.sued Mrs. .M; E.
Hoase. a Pittsburg widow; for alienating the
affections of Mr. Collins, alleged to be worth
$25,000 to, Mrs. C.
—Kev. R. I, Clark and Rev. K. L, Siewart
have been selected by the Presbytery at: Lan-
caster for delegates to.the General Assembly,
at Portland, Ore., in May.
—For 10 months Mary Alice Bettes, of Read,
ing, aged 16, has baen able to eat nething but
three pints of millg daily, and physicians are .
puzzl. d about hen case.
—A shoe bationer three inches long was
swallowed a week agoby an infant child of
Michael Griffin, of Johnstewn, and a doc tor
has just fished the instrument out.
—The Republican delegate election at Bris-
| tol resulted in, the choice of Bryant Foster,
Samuel Scott, Barry Smith, John Lawrence,
Thomas Harkins and Ellsworth McDonnell,
—A live babe, only a few hours old, was
found in a sewer jat Ashland. Miss Lizzie
Unl and John Wuchter, the alleged mother
and father, were arrested and held for Court.
—Suis has been entered against the Reading
Railroad Company for $10000 dama ges by
Mary A. Sheaffer, of New Bloomfield, for in-
juries resulting from the Hunter's Run acci-
—Constable James Clark. of Scranton, slips
ped on the ice and fell, striking his hand on
the iron fence of Thomas O’Boyle., and he
now sues for $10,000 damages for his punctured
~For interrupting Rev. Father O'Brien at
worsLip before a kneeling congregation, in
Pittsburg, and proclaiming himself the Mes-
sinh, drunken Charlas Miller went to the work
house for 60 days, -