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BY P. GRAY MEEK.
—As the weather cools the cases of
rum soak far exceeds those of sun
—Congressional jugglery will soon
have the World’s Fair appropriation
out of sight.
—The Charley-horse is ecming to be
as common a failing with Congressmen
as it is with base ballists.
—That great New York wall paper
Trust is probably not as much of a put p
up job as its product will be.
—Oratory in our Congress seems to
have been a thing of the past. Select
readings are the style now-a-day.
—Willy-nilly politicians are begin-
ning to hang the wires with which they
will pull the fools who get on them.
— Ministers of the gospel are not
necessanly in the neck wear business be-
cause they deal in matrimonial ties.
—Qur consul at Stockholm has
been heard from, but no word comes
from Chili. EcAN where art thou ?
—A whole week has passed and
MATHEW STANLEY QUAY has not been
interviewed. What the country has
lost is almost inestimable.
—Trom the number of political doors
that are being shut in the face of chair-
man CARTER he must be tasting again
the sweets of his early life as a book
Representative WATSON came very
near having his jib boom-ed the other
day when he accused his fellow con-
gressmen of having ‘‘three sheets in the
—Next month the bivalves will
again be in geason, but blue points will
not be au fait until the chilling Decem-
ber winds begin to give your nose an
—1f any one bawls in your ear:
“American labor receives the highest
pay in the world,” you retort with ; It
always did, even before a Republican
party was known.
—1In the face of the Homestead trouble
McKINLEY has not the nerve to meet
editor McCLUR: of the Z7imes. He
does well to fear the hot shot from A.
K's tariff reform gun.
—Uncle JERRY RUSK ig in Chicago
hunting up a cure for ‘lumpy jaw” a
disease fatal among cattle. BEN will
need a little of it after while if a suc-
cessful remedy is found.
— According to the advertisements of
the hotel proprietors there ic not a single
mosquito along the Jersey coast. Ex-
perience of summer guests has proven
that they are all married and have large
—The Emperor of Germany who had
been on a whaling expedition for some
time wound it up on Monday by taking
in the Prince of Wales. He was doubt-
less surprised when he found it to be
somewhat of a sucker.
—Things must have a very foreboding
look through the Republican glass
when DEPEW has to be sent to Scotland
to coax CARNEGIE to quitdriving voters
away. Its too late to lock the stable
now. The horse is gone.
—The cricket now chirps the first
notes of fall and the sadness, which
thoughts of the dying summer brings, is
only o’er shadowed by sight of crepe on
the door of a certain Indianapolis law
office—after November 4th.
—A majority of 50,000 for Gov.
JoNEs, of Alabama, and the most peace-
able election ever held in the State don’t
look much like ‘‘a split in the solid
South.” Even the colored voters are
recoiling against the idea of a Bayonet
—Chicago hotel men have met and
concluded to wash their hands clean of
any more desire to rob their guests like
they did during the Convention.
World’s Fair visitors will find out
whether the (ater from the Chicago
river was used in the lavoratory.
--The Williamsport Republican re-
marks that a KEgLy Institute is being
established in Harrisburg for the bene-
fit of the State Legislators. Dear Re-
publican the complexion of the next
House will more than likely be the
same a8 that of '83, and in such a case
no such an institution will be needed.
—Last night the big Lick telescope
at the California observatory was turn-
ed on the planet Mars. She was then
nearer the earth than she will be for 15
years again, Out there they had her
drawn to within 80,000 miles and one
of the observers swears he heard some
one cheering for CLEVELAND and
—If it is true that those canals
that are seen cn the surface of Mars are
the genuine thing the Marsians must be
watching, with interest, the progress of
the Nicaraugua canal. Mars only gets
near enough for such observations once
in every fifteen years, but we're afraid
that is too often to note any material |
progress in our work.
STAY CRXIGHTS AND FEDERAL UNION.
EFONTE, PA., AUG. 5, 1892.
As Hypocritical as Inconsistent.
The recent decisions of the supreme
courts of Michigan and Wisconsin, de-
claring the late apportionments of those
states unconstitutional, has furnished
the Republican press of the country,and
particularly the organs of that party in
Philadelphia, an opportunity of dis-
cuorsing long and vigorously on the gins
of Democratic apportionments,and the
partisanship that dictates them.
In writing on this subject there is
not one of these journals that has the
courage to charge its own party with
the same political wrong doing that
they so vehemently denounce the De-
mocracy for committing ; and yet there |
is not a State wherein the Republicans
have the chief Executive and a majori-
ty in the Legislative branches, but infa-
mously more partisan apportionments
have been made by them, than either
of the Democratic gerrymanders of
Wisconsin and Michigan, of which we
hear so much.
Here in Pennsylvania, that has been
almost uniformly Republican since the
war, a gerrymander has been in exist-
ence, ever since that party had the pow-
er to make it, that for iniquitous dis-
tranchisement of citizens, and an
avowed disregard for the rights of the
minority, will doubly dlscount the work
of the Democrats of the Weatern states
named, in this line, and in comparison
with which Michigan and Wisconsin
apportionments were models of politi-
In no state in this Union, be it
Democratic or Republican, has the de-
mands of the constitution and the rights
of the citizens been so openly and per-
sistently ignored, upon this subject, as
here in rock-ribbed Republican Penn-
gylvania. Notwithstanding the fact
that a constitutional mandate requires
an apportionment of Senatorial and
Representative districts ‘‘immediately
after each decetinial census,” no heed
has been givén to that requirement and
to-day, we are living and voting in the
same’ Senatorial districts that were
formed in 1874.
Some of these districts have increased
in population so that under a coustitu-
tional apportionment they would be en-
titled to double the representation in
the Senate they now have, while oth-
ers have decreased to that extent that
they are enjoying double the represen-
tation they are entitled too. It so hap-
pens that the increase has been in Dem-
ocratic sections while the decrease has
occurred in Republican districts, thus
making it impossible, for a new gerry-
mander, to outdo in partisan hoggish-
ness or political disfranchisement the
old swindle,and rather than make any-
thing fairer, the Republican law makers
have simply disregarded the constitu-
tional mandate and the sanctity of their
oaths, and refused to make any effort
to change or better it.
As an example of the representation
in the Senate that is provided the peo-
ple of Pennsylvania, by the Republican
party, we need but refer to two districts,
those of Lancaster and Luzerne to show
the unfairness of their acts and the
hollowness of their professions for
fair apportionments. The former
with a population of 149,095, is
allowed two Senators, while the latter
with a population of 201,203 is given
but one. It is unnecessary to say that
Lancaster is reliably Republican, while
Luzerne is generally Democratic. Or
we might go farther and point to re-
publican Lebanon, with its 48,131 in-
habitants having one senator and dem-
ocratic Berks with 142,327 people being
allowed but the same senatorial repre-
gentation. Other sections of the State
are served the same way, and the Dem-
ocratic counties 80 banded together
that their 446,000 Democratic votes
haye but twelve disiricts they can
count as certain, while the 525,000 Re-
publican votes are secure in thirty-four
districts, leaving but four that are
doubtful or to be contested for.
If the “gerrymanders” of Wisconsin
or Michigan exceeded this in partisan
unfairness, or “political hoggishness,”
the evidence,before or the decisions ot
their supreme courts, fail to show it.
And yet Republican newspapers of
Pennsylvania have the gall to prate
about fair apportionments,—Demo-
cratic failures to secure constitutional
representation, and Democratic gerry-
Could hypocrisy be hollower or in:
consistency more apparent ?
A Fitting Head For the Party.
And after all Mr. HarrisoN might
"just as well have taken Quay for his
: chairman as the man he did. Possibly
"it would have been better for there
| would have been no hypocrisy about
| the selection,or no pretense of elevating
i the character and methods of the Re-
| publican party, as there evidently was
in choosing the present chairman THos.
What Quay wae, he was openly and
| above board. There was no deceit or
i hypocrisy about him: He acted his
belief and was a known and acknowl
| edged political rascal, whose methods
were admired and approved by the
leaders of the Republican party gener-
ally. The new regime that was to pu-
rify politics, elevate the work of the
organization, and take the stench of
corruption from the body politic of
the Republican party,has just got start-
ed under Mr. Harrison's dictation,
and with the start comes the fact that,
while it pretends to much holiness and
purity, the only change that can be ex.
pected, will be from the methods of the
highwayman, who claims that because
be has the power,he has the right to rob,
to those of the sneak thief, who while,
denouncing wrongs and decrying thefts,
sneaks behind the door and pockets
whatever he can lay his polluted hands
The Omaha Herald has just uncov-
ered the Hon. THonMas H. CARTER, and
when the public becomes acquainted
with some of the facts connected with
his methods,while a book agent in Kan-
gas,it will readily conclude that a dirty
party and a hypocritical candidate has
the right man to lead them and be re-
eposible for their welfare. It will at
onze see the propriety of having as the
recognized head of an organization
that boastsof a corrauptionist like Quay,
a peckeniff like WaNaMaRER, a Fraud
like DubLEy,*a debaucher like Rava
a candidate like Harrison, and a po-
litical green's.good gang of followers
who have made a robbers roost of
such an individual asthe Honorable
Taomas H.CArTER former bunco steerer
and confidence man of Tekamah,
A portion of the Herald's history is
given in another part of this issue of
the WarcamaN and the attention of re-
spectable Republicans as well as Dem-
ocrats is inyited to it.
A Tariff Reform Candidate for a Tariff
The Republican party may believe
in protective tariffs, but in some places
it evidently believes more in getting its
men into office no matter what their
views on this question may be. While
here in Pennsylvania, and in oth-
er sections of the country,they are de-
nouncing every body who fails to be-
lieve as they do on the tariff + question,
out in Minnesota they have just nomi-
nated as their candidate for governor
Hon. KxuTE NELSON,who when in Con-
gress two years ago, not only voted but
spoke in favor of the MiLL’s tariff re-
form bill. The fact that Minnesota
Republicans, in order to keep their
State from falling into the hands of the
Democracy, are compelled to nominate
an out and out tariff reformer to head
their State ticket only shows how this
Democratic doctrine has taken hold of
the people of the Nosthwest, and what
may be expected politically from that
section in the near future. It is a
pointer that should open the eyes of
the advocates of a robber tariff, and
convince the party, that still clings to
that monopolistic principle, of the folly
of attempting to ever again make it
popular in this country.
——Many of the officers connected
with the National Guard of the State
have endorsed the brutal punishment
inflioted upon Iams by StrEATOR, HAW-
KINs and SNowbDeEN. So much the
worse for the State Guard. 1f thumb-
hanging, head-shaving and other inhu-
man treatment is to be the lot of privates
who fall under the law of autocratic
and hollow-headed officers, how will
the ranks of the State Guard be kept
No young man who values his own
manhood or his own safety will think
: of joining an orgarization that can de-
grade and maltreat him in this manner.
the departments at Washington, just |
Had Better Have Kept Quiet.
General SxowpEN has been airing
his views about Homestead since his re-
turn home, and if they amounted to
anything there would be a gloomy -out-
look for the peace of the commonwealth,
the prosperity of our industries and the
welfare of our people. Fortunately,
the General's views are visionary—the
products of a weak and excited brain, a
kind of Dox Quixotic imagination that
sees enemies behind every bean stalk
and smells blood in every rivulet.
Luckily, for the State, but unfortunate-
ly for himself, his judgment is not such
as will induce the governor to keep a
standing army at Homestead, or create
for him a permanent paying position as
its official head.
To believe the general is to conclude
that all labor organizations lead to an-
archy ; that the workingmen are com-
munists ; that our courts are powerless
for the protection of either person or
property, and in short that we are in a
devil of a fix, and that the only way to
get out of it is for the State to “join in
actual battle with anarchy and the
Commune” and as he expresses it,
“fight for our homes, our liberty and
Just where anarchy is rampant and
commmunism flourishes the general
does not say. Neither does he tell us
whose ‘homes’ are in danger, whose
“liberties” are denied or what “institu-
tons’ are threatened, nor are we in-
formed where the battle should be
waged or the enemy is to be found.
In blisstal “ignorance of such disas-
ters and dangers it is hoped the people
will be allowed to remain, until Dox
Quixorie SNowDEN sallies forth! and
locates them exactly. He may find a
few anarchists among the European
scruff that the CarNeciEs and Fricks
have imported, to use as tools to
beat down the wages of their own work"
ingmen, aud may run across an occa-
halls of the larger cities, but he will
it or communistic views among our na-
discover no need for armies or no cause
for battles to subdue any anarchical epir
; : : 3 which
| easional communist, bumming his way !
about the free lunch counters and beer |
i ; :
(tive or naturalized workingmen, for
‘ there are none. No class of citizens
| between the Atlantic and the Pacific
have a higher regard for law, a greater
McKinleyism and Wages.
From the St. Paul Globe.
It takes ten columns of space in the
New York World to recapitulate all
the strikes which have occurred in pro-
tected industries in this country since
the McKinley law went into effect.
The magnitude of the list is astound-
ing, even to those who have long been
convinced that “protection” protects
capital in its aggressions on labor. Six-
teen days after the act went into effect
1,200 iron miners at Dayton, Tern.,
struck against a reduction of wages.
That was the first, and it has been fol-
towed by no fewer than 473 strikes
against reductions of wages under the
operations of the McKinley tariff iniq-
uity. As the World expresses it, there
“has been no instant of time since the
McKinley Tariff act went into effect
that there has not been in progress,
somewhere within the United States,
a strike against a proposed reduction
of wages in some protected industry.”
From the Chester Democrat.
One purpose of the Force bill is to
create a Republican returning board in
every state in the Union, similar to the
Florida and Louisana returning boards
of 1876, to decide, regardless of the
votes, to whom certificates of election as
representatives in Congress and Pres-
idential elections shall be awarded. Au-
other purpose is to station about the
poles on election day a body of Rep-
ublican bruisers, similar to Pinkerton
‘specials’ to “regulate” the ballot. The
bill, in brief, is'an impudent Republican
assertion that tho several states of the
Union are incapable of managing their
own affairs and that the Republican
party proposes to ‘“‘protect’’ the ordinary
Your as it already professes to “protect”
The Great Sanguir Island Eruption.
VicTomia, B. C., July 81.—The
steamship Empress of Japan brings ad-
ditional details of the voleanic eruption
of Gunong Arco, on Great Sanguir
island, on June 7. The town of Toroana
wes buried by ashes, and the enormous
cocoanut plantations covering the hills
on each side of Toroana bay were de-
stroyed, One captain, who was there
with a ship at the time, estimates that
10,000 lives were lost on the island,
resents 4 most dismal appear-
survivors from neighboring islands.
It's Their Natural Place.
From the Fulton Democrat. .
Laboring men, who have been blind-
ly voting the Republican ticket for years
could not fail to have noticed how, in
the present labor troubles, the Repub-
, lican press, almost without exception,
: respect for the rights of others,or more .
love for our institutions or interests in
the success of our enterprises, than the
‘class that assinine individuals like
SyowpEN would write down as danger-
oug, or that windy warriors like him-
self would demand armies to make
As a disseminator of facts, or sense,
SNOWDEN seems to be as great a failure
as he was a military commander.
——The energy which prompted the
Lock Haven Daily Democrat to get out
such an edition as was issued from that
office on last Saturday will find its re-
ward in the impetus which its appear-
ance will surely bring to the flagging
industries of that city. A twelve page
paper, executed in the best typograph-
ic art, setting forth the natural advan-
tages of that pretty river town is the
result of much labor on the part of the
editors of the Democrat. Their loyalty
to Lock Haven can justly be compared
to the magnitude of the work which
they have just finished.
——The Republican who is too goody:
goody to endorse Quay’s methods, and
who turns his eyes in holy admiration
to HarrIsON as an example of purified
politics, should read the extracts given
in the WarcaMaN from the Omaha
Herald's history, of Harrison's best
man—THos. H. Carrer—and then
conclude how much improvement there
will be in the conduct of the campaign,
or the honor and integrity of the party
organization, It must be a fine gang
that follows 1n the walke of such bunco
TIAL TOT SEN CTI CUS,
In voting instructions for mem-
bers of the Legislature, to-morrow (Sat:
urday), Democrats should remember
that the Pennsyvalley side is entitled,
under the usages of the party, to one of
the nominees, Mr. McCorMICK, is the
candidate that side preseats, he has no
competitor, and should receive the vote
ot every Democrat at the primaries.
The only contest there is for this office
is between Mr. James ScHOFIELD, of
this place and Dr. FisHER, of Zion, as
to which shall represent this side of
! dition of abject servitude.
have taken the side of the Carnegies
and the Fricks in their attempts tgsub-
jugate the labor organizations an¥® re-
duce the laboring man almost to a con-
ing man should now certainly see how
the tide is drifting.
As a “Predicter” He is Possibly Correct.
From the Port Allegheny Reporter.
Chris Magee was in New York City
one day last week and of course had to
be interviewed. He gave it as his opin-
ion that Harrison would carry Penn-
sylvania. This opinion was telegraphed
as ‘‘news’ to all quarters of the globe.
The Hon. Chris is a mighty close fig-
urer and there is a possibility that he
ig right. Still Chris has been known
to make mistakes when dallying with
A Stimulated Business.
From the Brooklyn Democrat.
The McKinley tariff bill has greatly
stimulated the importation of laborers
into the United States. The number
coming in the year ended on June 30,
1891 was 655,496. The number coming
in the past year, ended the 80th of June
1892, was 790,320, an increase of 135,000.
One of the curses of high protection is
that it brings such a vast army of for-
eign laborers to our shores every year—-
more than can be employed.
As It Looks to one Who Sees.
From the Troy, Ohio, Democrat.
A lady who recently went through
the tin plate mill at Elnwood, og
found they were making tin out of pig
tin imported from Wales, black plate
imported from England, and Welsh
workmen to do the annealing. Here is
a sample of how much the American
laborer is benefited by the tin plate tar-
iff for which the American consumer
pays yearly from ten to fifteen millions
Yes, Why Not?
From the New York World.
According to Mr. Aldrich, the cost
of living to a family in moderate cir-
cumstances has been reduced 3.4 per
cent. by increasing the taxes on the nec-
essaries of life. Why not, them, in-
crease the taxes until it shall cost noth-
ing to live ?
Just About the Size of It.
From the Pittsburg Press. ¥
‘West Virginia, which is again said to
be going Republican this year, is like
the oyster vegetable, which is always
just going to taste like an oyster but
elief has been forwarded to the.
Spawls from the Keystone,
—A train killed three of Daniel Light's
horses at Lebanon.
—Tobazco and corn in Lancaster suffered in
the Friday night storm.
—A fall of coal in a Shenandoah mine crush.
ed to death Michael Brokey.
—A train struck Mathias Souder, at Lancas.
ter, inflicting a dangerous injury.
—Car wheels beheaded Railroad Brakeman
Iseral Peters at Locust Summit.
—Slatington welcomed home its State Guard
Friday in enthusiastic fashion.
—John Minick, of Sunbury, attempted to
shoot his invalid wife, on Saturday.
—The Schuykill River at Port Clinton is
lower now than it has been for 25 years.
—Incendiaries fired the large house to be oc.
cupied by Italian workmen at Wernersville.
—Lightning wrecked the new Reformed
Church, at Elizabethville, Schuylkill county.
—The Lebanon Valley was again visited by
a cyclone storm and much damage was done.
—James McCarthy was prostrated by heat
at the Bethlehem Iron Works and died Satur-
—Chambersburg will next Friday banquet
her boys in blue who have returned from the
—All differences at the Bristol Rolling Mill
have been adjusted and the men went to work
—Ex-Governor Hoyt, of Wilkes-Barre, is
able to walk aboui, but his throat is seriously
—Fishermen at Pottstown have been using
dynamite and the Fish Warden is after them
with a club. ;
—Lawrence Rushback, of Shenandoah, was
crushed while coupling cars at Boston Run
—Unable to swim after cramps attacked
him, Henry Price, an Ashland lad, perished in
a mine pond.
—The Reading railroad Company has laid
off 30 men in the car shops at Palo Alto and
—A harvest hand confessed robbing his em-
ployer, John Anthony near Easton, of $475 and
is repining in jail.
— District Attorney J. A. Robback, of Lewis-
burg, has been appointed law professor in the
University of Iowa.
—After an idleness of many months, the
Maiden Creek Iron Works,at Brandon, resum=
ed Monday morning,
—James P. Keefer, a member of the
Twelfth Regiment, was run over by a car at
Suroury ard killed,
—Herman Frame was caught in an earth
roller at West Chester and was released with
injuries that may be fatal.
—Rains have filled all the small streams in
the Schuylkill Valley and comp letely banish-
the ghost of a water famine.
—Berks County Com missioners have 'con-
demned as unsafe the Kissinger bridge over
the Schuylkill at Reading. Int
—Dr. Francis Castle, Bucknell University-
Lewisburg, has accepted a Gre ek professor
ship in Chicago University. ! om
—An unsuccessful attempt was made ‘to rob=
the New Holland (Lancaster County) post
office on Thursday night.
—James Ryan, charged with attempting to
wreck a “pennsy” train at Norristown, is in
“jail in default of $5000 bail. :
—Mr. and Mrs. George Stout’s horse ran
‘away at Womelsdorf, and both occupants of
the carriage were badly hurt.
—Pulling a kettle of boiling grape juice ove
er itself, the little daughter of Mrs. Loose
Norristown, was fatally burned. ;
—A black snake ran up Samuel! Zimmer-
man’s sleeve while he Was binding oats at
Spring Grove, Lancaster County. ° :
—While trying to clean his father’s pistol
Jacob Kreiger, of Shenandoah, accidently dis-
charged it and got a fatal wound. :
—General Robert P. Dechert, of Philadel=
phia, will be chief marshal of. the G. A.R. pa~
rade at Bethlehem, September 1, o
—While drinking at a spring Monday night
3-year-old Bertha Casey, of Paradise, Lancas-
ter county, fell in and was drowned*
—National Guards are now receiving pay for
their services at Homestead, through the Ad-
jutant General's office at Harrisburg.
—Three boys stole $475 from Joseph An
thony’s house at Weichler's Northampton
County, and escaped on a freight train.
—As he was digging a grave at Treichler’s
station, Northampton County, Solomen Knerr
was sunstruck and died in a few minutes.
—Several miners at the foot of a deep shaft
at Goodspring, Schuylkill county, were shock-
ed by lightning that descended a wire rope.
—The flimsy charge of pocket-picking
against Fred Mason and William Burke, of
Philadelphia was quashed at Reading Satur-
—James Keegan one of the oldest conduc-
tors of the Delaware and Lackawanna Railroad
fell from a train at Wilkesbarreand was fatal
ly hurt. i
—Charles Foster has been appointed by
Governor Pattison Alderman of the Sixth
ward, of Lebanon, vice Robert H. Smith re-
—Wife No. 1 arrived at Reading from Russia
Saturday found Isaac Lavine living with his
Wife No. 2, and had him arrested. He says he
was divorced. .
—Fearing to go home after spending the
evening at a festival, Lizzie Emerick , jumped
intoa pond at Harrisburg and was barely
—J. D. Hancock, of Franklin Venango
County, has been unanimously suggestad for
Congress by the Democrats in the Twenty-
seventh district. ‘
—Reports compiled at Oil City show that in
New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and
Ohiothere are 179 oil wells completed of
which 41 are dry.
—W. A. Sipe, of Allegheny, is announced as
a Democratic candidate for Congress in the
Twenty-fourth district, E. F. Acheson will be
the Republican nominee. :
—The storm on Saturday destroyed the
dynamos of the Neversink Mountain and
East Reading Electric Railroads, temporarily
stopping the running of cars. \
—After inducing his bride prospective, as
she says to swear that she was 21 years old,
Augustus Schroter, of Lancaster, has had her
sued for perjury after marriage.
—William A. Curr, a Philadelphia insur.
ance agent has sued avid Haverstick and
Richard Blickenderfer, of Lancaster, for’ §10,
000 damages for false imprisonment. :
—Governor Pattison has notified the Read
ing workmen, who complained of non-émploy-
ment on the asylum buildings, thatthe State
Commissioners have their case in charge.