Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, April 22, 1892, Image 1

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Demortali Waldman
Ink Slings.
—-The festive “bum” should manifest
a decided interest 1n the question of bet-
ter roads.
—ZEvery man who utters a profane
word in the presence of a child breaks
the law of God and of man.
—Did you ever hear of a fish doing
any labor, yet it is the profession of
ofakirs’’ to ‘work’ “suckers.”
—Many of the would be sports who
had their first .course, at Gloucester,
never reached the time for desert.
—Talk about DAN McGINTY, why
his drop wasn’t “in it,” with the one
DarLzELL teok on Wednesday.
-—Some Sarsaparilla might help ‘that
tired feeling’’ with which JoHN DAL-
ZELL’S boom is undoubtedly suffering.
—Lent is over, but as yet very few of
the nickels and dimes, which we gener-
ously(?) parted with, have been return-
——By virtue of a right,known only to
the trade, unsold *‘Easter novelties’ be-
come ‘‘Summer goods’ just as soon as
Easter is over.
—American powder mills act very
much in the same capacity to residents
in their localities, as'do bomb throwers,
to the Czar of Russia.
—1It will not be near as hard a mat-
ter to find quarters, at Chicago, next
year, as it will be to scrape enough
quarters together to get there.
——Mrs. LELAND STANFORD is sel-
dom seen, in California, except with a
vestibule train nearly three hundred
feet long. Its her train of cars, how-
—What do our dear Republican
friends intend doing with the move-
ment, of the colored people of the Unit-
ed States, to ran FreEp Douarass for
—You had better lie, to prove that
you are telling the truth, than let your
wife have the last word in the argu-
ment. Itis establishing a bad prece-
dent if you don’t.
—There was more genuine christian-
ity in church last Sunday than there
has been for many an Easter service.
The rain made spring hats and gowns a
matter of secondary importance.
— Why do we look pityingly on the
poor, uncivilized Indians dancing them-
selves to death, when the ball-room of
society has come to be a feeder for
grave-yards and a play house for ghosts.
—The utilized power of Niagra Falls’
is to startle the world with its stupen-
dous force, but if half the energy ex-
pended on the domestic water-fall could
be utilized in another way we fear Ni-
agara would have a dangerous rival.
—Hustling newspaper reporters are
keeping HARRISON'S nervous system in
a highly strained condition, with their
daily reports of Mr. BLAINE'S probable
candidacy. You need not fear, BEN-
JAMIN, since MATHEW has been taken
into your confldence.
— SAM JoNEs says” ‘GrevER will be
the next president and he hasn’t made
half as big a break as he did when he
roared out from his pulpit in condemna-
tion of the decolette dress: ‘If the Al-
mighty had intended woman to gn half
naked He would have put feathers on
—The nearest New Yorkers can get
to completing the GRANT monument is
to banquet themselves. How they
expect to accomplish anything, by gorg-
ing themselves with DELMONICO’S deli-
cacies, is a question which no one will
answer, unless by eating they hope
to become dyspeptic cranks, and
enough cranks wil! surely make the
thing go faster than it now moves.
—The scheme to stock the mountains
of Schuylkill county with New Zealand
rabbits should be promptly squelched,
as it would only be a matter of a few
years until that county, and no doubt
many of the surrounding ones, would
be compelled to offer bounties for their
scalps. They are keeping the farmers
of Southern California poor, and rob the
sheep of their pasture, so rapidly are
they increasing.
—There is one thing certain and that
is : the origin of the bill to allow wo-
men to vote at all State elections, in
New York, can not be traced to Dave
Hire, He has always declared himself
a woman hater and consequently would
hardly have the gall to have the women
franchised, with the hope that they
would ever vote for him. It sounds
more like a GRrovER-FRANKIE and
RurH measure.
— Over-production is the cause of the
depressed condition of the iron trade,
and it is brought about because the de-
mand does not meet the supply. THis
state of affairs can justly be ascribed to
the existence of a high protective tariff,
which encourages the building of far
more furnaces than the necessities of the
country demand. Better run fewer fur-
naces all of the time than half the num-
ber Lalf of the time.
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VOL. 37.
NO. 16.
The People were “Boss.”
It is up-hill work for the Republi-
can press of the state, but still they
work at it with an earnestness becom-
ing a better cause, to have the public
believe that the action of the Demo-
cratic state convention was the work
of a “boss” and that its proceedings are
simply the registered will of a factional
To people who are bent on deceiving
themselves, as well as others, it would
be a waste of time to call their atten-
tion to the fact that a large majority of
the delegates, comprising that conven-
tion, acted under absolute and positive
instructions from the counties and dis-
tricts they represented, and that under
the circumstances, with three-fourths
of the members of that body, tied up
by the plainest and most unequivocal
instructions, it would have been an ut-
ter impossibility for any one, or any
faction, to have controled its sentiment,
bossed its actions,or dictated its doings.
Some of these papers, aided by the
personal organ of a few disgruntled
Democrats, have been giving to Mr.
HARRITY, a greater prominence,and as-
cribing to him a much more effective
influence in shaping the work of the
convention, than facts warrant or his
efforts justify. In place of being cred-
ited with the power of dictating its ac-
tions, or of being entitled to the henor
its satisfactory proceedings must bring,
Mr. HarriTy is simply to be commend-
ed for having the good sense to see
and the good judgment to recognize, the
Democratic sentiment of the state, and
in stead of attempting to change or
stem it, to fall in “with the current and
swim with the crowd.”
All of the Mr. Harriry’sin the state
combined, working together and doing
their utmost, could not have changed
the general results of that convention
in a single instance.
A bossed convention is a convention
wherein the will of the people, it is
called to represent, is set aside and the
dictum of a leader substituted: where
public sentiment is treated as naught
and the wishes of aring or leader be-
comes its controling power.
Was this the case in the convention
of the 13th ? What did the Democrat-
ic voters of the state ask that they did
not get? What did they desire that
| was not conceded them ?
The Democratic sentiment of the
state demanded that GroveErR CLEVE-
LAND be recognized as its first choice
for nominee for President,—this was
done most earnestly and unanimously.
It demanded the indorsement of the
conservative and careful administra
tion of Governor ParTisoN, and the
convention heeded its desires and spoke
in no uncertain tones in commendation
of it.
Ii required of its representatives a
renewal of its faith in the Democratic
doctrine of tariff reform, and this was
It demanded that responsible and
representative Démocrats, who recog:
nized the sentiment of the Democratic
voters, be named as delegates at large
to voice their wishes at Chicago, and
these were given them,
What wish, of the party was not
heeded? What purpose was wot recog-
nized? What intent was not carried
And if the Democratic people,
through their own representatives, se-
cured what they wanted and demand-
ed, where is the evidence of “bossism”’
or the ignominy that requires the will
of the people to become subservient to
the dictates of an indvidual?
Had the convention refused to recog:
nize the well known and practically
unanimous feeling of the Democratic
people of the state, as did the Repub-
lican convention of three’ years ago,
when at the dictates of a “*boss” GEORGE
W. DeLaMATER was made his party's
nominee, in spite of the fact that nine-
tenths of that party demanded another,
it would have been evidence of ‘boss
ism.” But it did not: « It simply obey-
ed the wiil of the Democratic people
and if doig this is “wearing a collar’ !
or submitting to a “boss,” the Demo-
cratic voters will sustain such action,
at all times, and will have reason to be |
proud of the result.
—— The WATCHMAN office is turning
out better work than ever. Bring in
your printing and let us make an esti-
mate on it for you.
An Object Lesson.
We do not know whether, in addi-
i tion to puiting up his thousands for the
| benefit of the Republican party and the
continuation of the “protective’’ doc-
trines of that organization, Mr. Ax-
pREW CARNEGIE will take the stump for
{it or not, in the coming campaign. He
should, however, for if there is one liv-
| ing man outside of a fat office, or a
! solitary firm not favored with & gov-
| erment contract, who is reaping the
| benefits of the success of that party, it
| is ANDREW CARNEGIE, and partners,
It has not been very many gears
| since that firm started in business, with
less capital than itsincomein a day,now
figures up. Under our system of class
protection, it has flourished, until the
the head of the firm can build castles
in Scotland, by country residences in
the suburbs of London, own his brown
stone front on fifth avenue, N. Y., a
palatial residence in Pittsburg, and the
Lord only knows how many other
homes and places of resort, build and
endow libraries, parade his charities
and roll in the luxuries that riches se-
cure; while other members of the
firm retire from business at the age of
forty-five, loaded down with wealth and
seek the quiet of old English castles,
in which to while away the time and
spend the money, our system of pro-
tection has secured them, at the ex-
pense of those whose labor has pro-
duced what they had to sell, as well ag
of those who were compelled to pur-
chase the output of their mills and
If any object lesson would teach peo-
ple the wrong, and unfairness of the
sytem of protection to which the Re-
publican party is so closely wedded,
that of the condition of the CARNEGIE
proprietors, and of the CARNEGIE work-
ingmen, should.
With the head of their firmenjoying
the luxuries of four residences, either
one of which cost a greater sum of
money and contains more comforts and
luxuries, than the combined cost and
comforts of all the homes, owned or
occupied by his thousands of employ-
ees ; with an other member of the firm
—a Mr. Paipps—able to purchase and
occupy one of the most expensive -su-
burban residences in the neighborhood
of London; and an other retiring from
business at the age of forty-five, with a
competency that promises all the ease
and luxuries that money can secure,
for the balance of life; compared with
| the condition of their workingmen,
with their comfortless homes, coarse
living, and want of every luxury and
many of the necessities of life, shows
the blistering wrong that somewhere
exists in our system of government, as
interpreted and enforced by the Repub-
lican party.
If the “protection” that has been
given to ANDREW CARNEGIE and part-
ners, as well as to other firms and spe-
cial industries, and that hasmade them
millionaires and enabled then to live
like nabobs, benefitted the masses, who
are their employees, why is the condi-
tion of this later class worse to-day,
than it was years ago ?
Surely we have had protection long
enough to show to the working people,
that it is a system, that in no way bet-
ters their condition. To-day, while
Mr. CarNecIE and his partners, who
started in life as poor as any of them—
but not as workingmen—are rolling in
wealth, and enjoy more of this world's
goods than they can use or know what
to do with, those who have toiled and
sweat, ached and worried ‘neath the
unending labors of an ordinary life
time, are as poor if not poorer, than
when they began. i
And it isthe doctrine of “protection”
that has done it. It has protected the
employer at the expenze of the employ-
| ee, and as a result the one to-day is the
| possessor ol fabulous wealth while the
other is but little better than a pauper
or elave. And so it will go on as long
| as we tax one class of our people for
| the benefit of an other.
i .
—— The Republicans of Tioga coun-
| ty honored themselves by nonunating
for representative, at Harrisburg, the
. Hon. Jerome B. NiLes and discredited
| their motives, in Mr. Niugs' selection,
{by virtually instructing him to vote for
Quay, for United States Senator. Tt
"is uot honest purposes that secures
"such results.
Doing fis Work,
The McKINLEY bill seems to be get-
tingin its work in good style. Which
seems to be to increase the prices
of all the necessaries of life, and to re-
duce the wages of those compelled to
pay for these necessaries out of the
earnings of their reduced wages.
Since that bill went into operation
we have not had the pleasure of record-
ing a single instance in which the
wages paid to laborers has been in-
creased. Scarcely a week that we
have not noticed the stoppage of some
industry that threw men out of em-
ployment, or the order of some employ-
er to further reduce the prices paid to
workingmen. This week is no excep-
tion to the rule.
From Pheenixville the word comes
that the Phoenix Iron Company’s works
has suspended operation in all depart
ments excepting two, throwing over
1,000 men out of employment.
The papers on Monday tell us that
SeyrerT Bros’. rolling mills at Seyfert,
and Gibralter, Berks county,employiag
350 men will shut down indefinitely, af-
ter this week, owing to the depression
in the iron business.
A telegram, from Reading, under date
of the 18th, tates, that ‘the Reading
iron works’ large mill and puddling de-
partment will resume operations to-
morrow. Two hundred men will go
to work. The puddlers who received
$3.75 per ton heretofore will resume at
$3.40. The mill had stopped for re-
And so it goes. In one column of
Republican papers we read their re-
joicing over an increase of population,
mostly imported cheap labor, since the
McKinLEY bill went into effect, aver-
aging a million and a half a year. In
another the news of suspensions of in-
dustries or the reduction of wages. In
an other, that CarNEcIE, PHipps or
some other tariff protected nabob, is
buying barouial castles in Scotland, or
suburban residences near London, and
spending American money in Europe
as though it grew on trees and was
to be had for the gathering.
And the MoKinuey bill is still in
0, ye laborers! Open your eyes and
—It is not often that a party gets
more than it wants, but when the Re-
publican convention tops out the load
that its organization is to carry, with
Benjamin HARRISON, its going to take
humping all round to keep the rickety-
screeching-old machine {rom sticking
in the political mire. If ever a party
was sure of getting what it didn’t want,
it is the Republican party with the
certainty it has of being compelled to
accept HARRISON as its candidate.
Nothing To Boast Of.
The Philadelphia Press boastfully
asserts that ‘the United States has
“added 3,000,000 people—a pretty siz-
“able nation—to its consumers since
“ the McKinley tariff was passed.”
Possibly it has. If so, two of these
three millions of people, are working-
men, who have come from European
governments, to farther cheapen the
price of labor oradd to the great army
of unemployed men who are to be
found in every section of our country.
The balance are women and children.
Just why an increase of population
of this kind should ;be a matter to re
joice over or boast of, no one_bat pro- |
tected employers who know that it
will lessen ile rate of wages they must
pay, can understand. Surely the
wage-earner who was.induced to vote
for HARRISON because he favored a pro-
tective tariff such as the McKinley bill
secures, will see nothing to gladden his
heart, or brighten his future prospects,
in the fact, that in addition to increas-
ing the price of every necessary of life,
it has, in the two years, brought three
millions of . cheap laborers to oar
shores, to crowd him out of employ-
ment, or to still further reduce the pit.
tance he receives for his day's toil.
—— Gen. ALGER, it is stated, bas
concluded not to be a candidate for
nomination for President, and will so
announce to his friends in a short time.
This news would reach all his sup-
porters, if made some morning! while
at the glass arranging his toilet.
Indications of Minneapolis.
From the Chicago Times.
_ The indications ¢ re that the Repub-
lican National Convention is going to
see what it doesc’t want and take it
tor lack of anything elze.
Sensible Views,
From the Boston Globe.
“I don’t believe in attacking our
own people,” says Ex-Secretary Whit-
ney, “when they differ from you as to
individaals and candidates.” These
are wise words and should be taken to
heart by the Democratic party just at
this time. Let us fight our enemies
and not our friends.
He Was Only Fooling.
From the Westmoreland Democrat.
A number of astute Republican or-
gans are overhauling Senator Walcott,
of Colorado, for referring to Mr. Harri-
son as ‘‘a great statesman,” in his recent
free silver speech. The organs suspect
that Walcott was speaking ironically,
and they are no doubt right. No sane
man would entertain the idea for 8 mo-
ment of applying that term, to Benja-
min Harrison, in dead earnest.
It Can Stand It if the People Can.
From the Williamsport Sun.
The facts brought out in the investi-
gation of the conduct of Pension Com-
missioner Raum are so scandalous that
the entire country stands amazed that
a man of his calibre should be allowed
to retain his office. But it must be
remembered that an administration
that can stand a Dudley and an Elkins
cannot be squeamish when it comes to
keeping a Raum in one of the most
important offices of the government.
The present investigation has brought
forth enough facts in relation to the
mismanagement of the pension bureau
to condemn Raum and the administra-
tion that upholds him 1n the eyes of all
honest people.
In Good Shape for Good Work.
From tlie Pittsburg Post.
It is observable that no Democratic
State convention has so far given its
Chicago delegates cast iron instructions.
In Massachusetts, Minnesota, South
Dakota, Rhode Island. Pennsylvania
and Nebraska, sending 144 delegates to.
the Chicago convention, there have
been strong expressions in favor of Mr.
Cleveland, and in New York, sending
72 delegates, Senator Hill has been en-
dorsed, but there is a general concur-
rence that the delegates should not be
instructed. Hence the Chicago conven-
tion will be a deliberative body, with pro-
bably two-thirds of its membership in
favor of Cleveland’s nomination. They
will take counsel of each other and de-
termine what is for the best.
Hoggishness Intensified.
From and unknown Exchange.
At the State eleetion in November
last the Democratic candidate for Gov-
ernor in New York had a plurality of
50,000; the Republican candidate in
Ohio had a plurality of 22,000. The
Democrats elected a majority of the
members of the Legislature in the
former State and the Republicans in
the latter. A Congressional appor-
tionment bill has been prepared by the
Democratic members of the New York
General Assembly. Under its provi-
sions 16 districts will be Democratic,
15 Republican and 3 doubtful. The
Republican members of the Ohio Leg-
islature have likewise framed a Con-
gressional apportionment bill. It makes
16 of the districts of that State Re-
publican and 5 Democratic. The stu-
dent of current politics hasin the action
of the leading parties in these two
great States a very clear insight as to
where the swine is to be found in pub-
lic affairs. The proposed New York
apportionment is not only a fair but a
very liberal one. That in Ohio is both
a disgrace and an outrage.
ov Did Good Work.
Froni the N. Y. World.
The Pennsylvania Democratic. State
Convention acted wisely. Most of its
members preferred the nomination of
Grover Cleveland, and expressed that
preference plainly in a resolutton. But
they dechned to bind their delegates by
instructions, leaving them free to con-
sult and deliberate in the National Con-
vention with their fellow-delegates
from other States.
Tuis is the proper attitude to be tak-
en by all Democrats. It is particular
ly appropriate for the Democrats of
Pennsylvania, who realize that in Gov.
Pattison the party has a candidate sho
would make an admirable leader in
case the National Convention should
find it unwise to nominate any citizen
of the State of New York.
The platform adopted is sound. It
favors the “gold and silver coinage of
the Constitution’ and “a currency con-
vertible with sueh coinage without
loss,” and it also asserts that tariff re.
form is the paramount issue, and that
the country should be “relieved from
unnecessary and unjust taxation and
enjoy the benefit of tree raw materials.”
This is a long step away from the old
traditions of Pennsylvania and is most
The Democracy of Pennsylvania is
evidently under wise Jeadership.
. Spawls from the Keystone,
—A stocking factory is building at Tower
—The Columbia County Jail does mot con-
tain a prisoner. ‘
—Burglars looted the safe cf the Vulcan
Ircn Company, at Wilkesbarre.
—Patrick Kenney fell upon the street at
Williamsport and is now insane.
—A new bridge 390 feet long is to span the
Lehigh River at Hokendauqua.
—In a runaway John S. Metzer, of Lancaster.
received injuries that may be fatal.
—Mayor Nichols, of Wilkesbarre, is making
a war on the speak-easies of his town.
—The April criminal docket of the Lancas-
ter Court is the smallest in nineteen years,
—Michael O'Toole, of Pittsburg, jumped in.
to the Monongahela Riverand drowned him*
—A drug in the medicine she was taking for
rheumatism killed Mrs. Mary Teufel, of Al-
—A golden wedding was celebrated on Sat-
urday by Mr. and Mrs. William Cooner, at
—Allentown has begun suit against the
Western Union Telegraph Company for the
tax on poles.
—Reading Councils appropriated $400,000 in
one lump, with which to make the city wheels
“go round.”
—Mrs. Catherine Schlabach, of Easton, after
failing to bleed herself to death drank lauda-
num and died.
—A Pennsylvania train, at Fishback, Schuy-
kill county, ran over and mortally injured
Antonio Little.
—Deafened by measels 20 years ago,.8: B. M.
Sleeger, Grothe, of York, has suddenly recov-
ered his hearing.
—Mary Morgan, of Pleasant Hill, Lehigh
County, was fined 56 cents and costs for sland-
ering Horatio Bickel.
—Four uniformed Polish guards have for 36
hours watched the “Tomb of Christ” in the Po-
lish Church at Reading.
—Ail the uniforms to be wornby Lehigh
Valley Railroad employes will be made this
spring in Allentown.
—Capitalists of Sunbury are combining to
build a $125,000 bridge across the Susquehan-
na River at that town.
—Two Pottsville men who are yetat large,
beat Thomas Griffith, of Port Carbon so badly
that he is likely to die.
~The Philadelphia and: Reading has begun
anew colliery at Preston, Schuylkill county,
that will employ 500 men.
—The week just ended, notwithstanding the
McKinley law, was the dullest ever known in
the iron trade in Pittsburg.
—The Pennsylvania Railroad is looking over
a route for a road up the Lehigh Valley from
Easton to Mauch Chunk. .
—A paddler, Myer Schenich, of Reading,
disappeared mysteriously in the Lebanon Val-
ley and foul play is feared.
—The Americus Club, of Pottsville, will
purchase a voting booth to teach the town
how to ballot the Baker way,
—A rare Indian poison pot was found by
Jonas DeTurk on the Roudenbush farm; Cur
win township, Berks County.
—A petition to the Board of Pardons is bein g
eirculated in Clinton County, to-save the neck
of Murderer Cleary, of Renovo.
—Three children of Wilson Peifer, of Cross
Kill Mills, Lebanon, county, have died of
scarlet fever within two weeks.
—Saturday the Reading began to ship all
the Lehigh Valley coal to Easton by rail, thus
making idle dozens of canal boats.
—Rev. W. W. Ferris has yielded the pulplt
of the Olivet Baptist Church at Pottsville to
Rev. J. W. Brambes, of Philadelphia.
—Brakeman Harry Edelman, of ‘Allentown
was knocked off a passing train on the Pexcio®
men Railroad ard fatally injured.
—After an exciting chase, John and Abra-
ham Welsh, of Mt. Joy, were captured: with
John Keener’s stolen horse in Lancaster.
—During the absence of the family of Dom.
inick Kennedy, at Middleport, a thief entered
the house and stole a sewing machine.
—The test case in the Evangelical war,
‘which is to decide 25 similar cases in this
‘State, was begun yesterday. in Allentown.
—At the Petticoffer-Leavy wedding at } Wom-
elsdorf the banquet table was adorned with
china, every piece of which is 300 years old.
—Oscar B. Groff was Saturday elected lieu-
tenant-colonel of the Second Regiment, Uni
form Rank, Knights of Pythias, atLancas’
—Liquor licenses give Schuylkill County
this year arevenus of $99,275, of whieh Shen-
andoah gets over $10,000 and Pottsville over
—Three horses hitched toa wagon-load of
hay ran away near Allentown during a brisk
wind storm, and the hay was entirely blown
—W. C. Erskive, a prominent lawyer, of
Pittsburg was attacked by foospads Saturday
robbed of $1000 in cash and his valuables are
badly beaten.
—The debt created by the erection of Santee
Hall, at the Bethany Orphans Home, Womels-
dorf, has been canceled by the generosity of
woman societies.
—A deep gash across the abdomen and a
stab in the arm was the eondition in which
Harry Frederick, of York, emerged from a
fight with a companion.
—Ata religious service in the Swingle Re"
formed Chureh, Harrisburg, a whole family
congisting of father, mother and eight child.
dren were uunited with the ehurch.
—Imagining that he and his family were
“hewitched,” Jefferson Moyer sold his farm at
Holtlesville, Lehigh County, and moved to
Bethlehem to escape the evil spirits.
—A trip around the world on a bicycle that
required eleven months has just been complet-
ed by George D. Mitchell, son of ex-United
States Senator John I Mitchell, of Tioga
— Titus Dellieker and Franklin Deysker, of
Boyertown, were Saturday arrested charged
with being implicated inthe railriding of Pro-
fessor Zuler. All told, nine people have heen
seized for this offense.
—Although a theatrical manager for four
years, during which time 300 ‘performances
have been given at his Opera Housé'in''Mon-
ongahela City, William Lewis has’ hever seen
a single act played. }
—Major John D. Worman, secretary of the
Democratic: Societies of Pennsylvania estab-
lished headquarters for the campaign will be
in Harrisburg on Wednesday, and that Presi-
dent Chauncey F. Black is preparing litera
ture tosend out to the clubs.