Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, August 26, 1892, Image 1

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    Ink Slings.
—Remember registration ends on the
8th of September.
-—Ycu cannot depend upon party
lines asa means of catching political
—1It is no sign that an editor is pu-
gilistically inclined when he puts a head
on his editorials,
—Every day that the strike continues
GroVER CLEVELAND'S chances of elec-
tion improve.
—A woman who can’t mind her own
business always finds plenty who are
willing to help her.
—Some enterprising newspaper cor-
respondent should interview Mr. REID
on the rail-road strike in his state.
—The insatiety of man is demonstra-
ted in the fellow, who, when he gets a
swallow is not satisfied until he has a
—The knowledge that disturbs presi-
dent HARRISON’s moments of reflection is
that he is not the Nancy Hanks of the
political turf.
—Girls at the sea shore all take kind-
ly to fishing smacks. Anything that
sounds like a kiss seems to have a par-
ticular charm for them,
—-The man who steps on a “live”
wire purely for curiosity’s sake seldom
tarries long enough to publish his ex-
perience in pamphlet form.
—If the people on the other side pay
the duties what becomes of the $180.-
000,000 contribution whick we annu-
ally drop into the MCKINLEY slot?
—When the Farmers’ Alliance con-
clude to beard the monopolist in hi-
den, we presume it will do so by pre
senting him with Senator PEFFER.
—The Republicans of Lycoming
county don’t expect to win in the po~
litical game this fall, notwithstanding
they turned up a TruMmP inthe deal
for nominations.
—Mr. BLAINE is sticking at home
with a tenacity that gloats in there.
quiem that the nation is chanting, forthe
administration which caused his politi-
cal demise.
—To preserve harmony and an unini-
mity of feeling, when your wife bangs
you on one side of the head with a
rolling pin, turn the other and be bang-
ed thereupon.
—The fellow who fails to register by
the 8th of September, may feel like reg-
istering himself, for the balance of the
season, as a nimcompoop or some other
kind of a nonentity.
—1I¢ is reasonable to suppose that if
GrovER CLEVELAND is not elected
president of the United States, in Nov-
ember, Canada will have annexed us be-
fore that time.
—The blue heads are usually very
sulphurous and decidedly disagreeable,
but in the end tbe matches which are
longest coming to light make the hap-
piest marriages.
—JERRY SIMPsoN has nothing to do
with the recently formed buckwheat
trust, though it might have been politic
for him to have seized this opportunity
to stimulate his constituents trust in
-—The autograph quilt is the latest
fad with young women who are given
to fancy needle work. Mammas are
perplexed however, to know whether it
isjust the proper thing to have their
daughters asleep with the ‘hands’ of
their gentlemen friends as a cover.
--Congressman MCALEER seems to
have prepared a larger political meal
than his followers can digest. He may be
able to perform the gastronomical feat of
eating it all himself, however, for his
past record seems to indicate that he
believes the district belongs to Mo-
ALEER and MCALEER to himself.
—4“The West is more tillable than
the East” says Stinson HUTCHINS.
You bet it is and we are going to farm”
it for all itis worth. And the East ig
not half so bad as some people think.
The Democratic tariff reform roller is
breaking up high protection clods in
a way that is making its Republican
soil a veritable hot bed of Dem-
ocratic fruit.
—When the Pittsburg Dispatch
made the statement that the McKINLEY
bill has no effect on the price of food
stuffs, it might as well have called Senator
ALDRICH an unmigated liar. In his
great (7) speech he said that it made
them cheaper: Where is Mr, CARTER ?
His organization is not complete until
he gets his workers puliing better to-
gether than this.
—When telling the people of Indian-
apolis; in his speech the other night, that
‘WasaINGTON had signed the first tariff
bill, and that JEFFERSON bad formulated |
it, Mr. Reip, the Republican aspirant |
for Vice Presidential honors, forgot |
_VOL. 37.
BELLEFONTE, PA., AUG. 26, 1892.
NO. 33.
The Infamous Force Bill.
Never befere ia the history of this
country has a proposition, so infamous
in its purposes or so dangerousin its de-
signs, been submitted to the people of
this country for their endorsement or
rejection, as the Force bill, which the
Republican party endorses, and pro-
poses under the guise of securing fair
With its adoption, and it will be-
come a law if the Republican party is
successtul in November next, the pow-
er of the people to control their own
elections would cease.
The polls in every precinct of the
United States would be taken charge
of by the Federal adminis{ration.
Registrars who were not residents of,
or voters in, election districts, and who
would be appointed by the party hav-
ing control of the administration,
would prepare the list of voters.
To this list no name could be added
in any way though half the qualified
voters of the district had been inten.
tionally left off, nor could any court
take from it a single name, no matter
how many fraudulent registrations had
been made.
These registrars, strangers to the
people and the community, assisted by
four inspectors, appointed by the same
power that named the registrars, would
take charge of the election, receive the
tickets, count up the result, and make
out and certify to the returns.
In addition to these six appointed,
registrars and inspectors,who under the
law assume and exercise the power and
duties of election officers, the marshall
of the district is to appoint a deputy
for each voting precinct, and, upon the
alligation of a stated number of citizens
that trouble was anticipated, could, if
the exinginces of the party to which he
owed his position demanded, surround
the polls with United States soldiers,
under the appellation of additional de-
Under the operations of euch a law,
what rights would citizens enjoy ?
The voters would be designated by
the tools wi the party in power.
The elections would be conducted
and controled by the same authority.
The returns would be made out and
certified to by those who fixed the list
of voters,and manipulated the elections.
And if the people, the voters of
the district, protested against such
usurpations, soldiers would be called in
to force them into acquiscease, and
to compell the recognition of the rights
of their paid tools to determine who
should vote and what the result should
And these are afew of the infamous
provisions of an elections law that the
Republican yarty proposes and the Re-
publican platform endorses. It is this
kind of legiclation they would fasten
upon the country to perpetuate their
power and control the action of the
Are the voters ready to surrender all
their rights and liberties ?
Too Thin to Decelve even a Fool.
The Clearfield Republicans at
their county convention last week
passed resolutions ‘pointing with pride
to the condition of trade” under the Mo-
KinvLey bill, but failed to tell where
the trade was or who was being bene-
fitted by it. In their own county at
present there is alittle boom caused
by railroad building; but if the good
Lord had not filled their hills with
coal, which capitalists, who had earned
and saved their money before the Mc-
KinLey bill was thought of, are now
anxious to secure, business of all kinds
out there would be as flat as is their
attempt to deceive the public. With
strikes or lock-outs, in nearly every in-
dustry 1n the counutry that is fostered
by protection, and with the militia un-
der arms in five states of the Union,
assisting to enforce order where difficul-
ties have grown out of an attempt to
reduce wages, it is a poor time for any-
body to blow about prosperous business
conditions or prospering people. The
stupidity of any Republican who be-
lieves that any sensible man will be
fooled with such blabber is beyond con-
——Do you know that you have only
The Proof, if Proof is Necessary.
There is no one whose memory 18 so
short that he does not recollect how
persistent the Republican press and
Republican speakers were, four years
ago, in asserting that a protective tar-
iff was the great panacea tor all the ills
inadequate wages to workingmen pro-
duced. During that campaign little
else was heard than Republican claims
about the benefit protection would be
to labor, and the blessings it would
shower upon the country.
Workingmen took the Republican
party at its word and voted for Harr1
sox. The first congress after his inau-
guration gave us the McKinley bill.
At the time it was passed the country
was in a most prosperous condition.
Labor had steady employment. Wa-
ges were reasonably high. Industries
ofall kinds werein operation. Strikes
were unknown and lock-outs unheard
of. In fact, business in all lines, was
go prosperous that it is a question if
ever better times were enjoyed by all
classes, and all interests, than during
the closing year of President CLEVE-
LAND’s administration.
But it had cost the Republican par-
ty piles of money and unlimited prom-
ises to secure success, as against the
prosperity that Democratic rule had
brought. Manufacturers were bled for
funds and were promised a return in
increased profits that are increased
protective tariff would insure. Work-
ingmen were cajoled into favoring a
a change with the assurance, and in
the belief, that higher protection meant
higher wages. Capitalists were led to
believe that security for their invest-
ments could be found only in increased
duties and more stringent prohibitory
tariff legislation,
To repay manufacturers, who had
contributed to their campaign fund, the
miquitous and oppressive McKINLEY
bill was enacted into a law. The pri-
The man who had a family and was
paid more in proportion, for what he
costlier clothing and daintier food. The
poor man felt its effects in the increased
price he had io pay for the necessities
tion it brought in his wages.
led to believe it would, in every in-
stance, and in every industry that the
tariff protected, the wages of working-
men went down. In the Iron trade
that enjoyed the highest amount of pro-
tection the decrease was greatest.
Whether the result of the greed of
those who had paid so liberally for the
party success that promised so much for
protection ; whether the effect of over
production ; or whether ascribable to
some other cause, laborers have fouud
that “protection” has not benefitted
them, norjhas the promisesfheldjout by
the Republican party, of steady work
at higher wages, been fulfilled.
In proof of this fact, if proof were
necessary, the WarcaMaN this week
gives a partial list of wage reductions
in the Iron trade, to which it asks the
unbiased attention of workingmen gen-
erally, After they have read it, let
them reflect calmly and honestly over
the situation and determine whether
it is not better for them to try to get
back to the kind of times we were hav-
ing, when the CLevELAND administra-
tion went out of power, rather thas to
continue in office a party that bas
brought them nothing but a reduction
in wages and higher prices for the nec-
essities they are compelled to have.
They'll Miss it More Than Harmony.
The Republican managers may bam-
boozle BLAINE into making speeches
for HARRISON ; they may placate Prat
until he tskes a hand at helping them ;
they may everjquiet Quay’s quibblings,
and so far as harmony goes present the
same united front they did in 88. But
harmony didn’t win for them that year.
It was Wanamaker’s $400,000 boodle
that did" the job, And where is it to
come from. this time? The Keystone
bank is busted. BarpsLey is in the
that GEORGE never told a lie, and conse- | a few days in which to see that you are | penitentiary. “Marsa is a fugitive,
quently knew enough not to tell his properly registered. September the 8th | Certainly the prospects of Republican
young Republic that “the higher the
tariff, the higher the wages.”
closes the list, and if you are not on it,
you are left.
success have a heavy cloud hanging
over them.
In place of increasing the price of
his labor as promised and as he was
A Word for The Deimnocratic State Com-
We hope the report is true that chair-
wan Wricat has concluded to make a
fight for the legislature and for a Uni-
ted States Senator to succeed Senator
Quay. To many this may seem a
hopeless undertaking, but to those who
have kept the run of State politics, and
who know of the dissentions within the
Republican party,it has a different look
There is scarcely a senatorial or leg-
islative district in the State in which
the Republican party has heretofore
held sway, but is broken and distrac-
ted by personal feuds add disrupted and
disorganized by factional fights. In
some the trouble is between the Quay
and anti-QuAy elements of the party ;
in others it is over the distribution of
patronage ; while in others it is in con-
sequence of the general dissatisfaction
among workingmen and farmers with
the results of Republican control. These
combined difficulties leave the Repub-
lican party in the condition of having
to fight for everything it gets; to patch
up peace iu every quarter, and to watch
every district that an election is held in.
In addition to these troubles,there is
no question that the Republican people
of Pennsylvania have grown tired of the
domination of Quay ; there is no deny-
ing it that they are thoroughly disgns-
ted with the kind of Representation he
has given them in the Senate; nor is
there any doubt that hundreds of intel-
ligent, right thinking, members of that
organization are ready to join hands
with any party that will make a united
and determined effort to secure his de-
With this condition of affairs con-
fronting the Republican organization it
would be little less than criminal on
the part of the Democracy, to fail to
ces of everything that people eat or!
wore, except farm products, went up. |
uovable to buy the finer grades of goods, |
used, than did the wealthy for their
his family needed, and——in the reduc- |
take advantage of the situation, and
| make the fight on the lines promising
| the surest and greatest results.
Should the contest for a Democratic
| majority on joint ballot at the next ses-
- sivn of the Legislature, prove unsuccess-
ful, there could be nothing lost in mak-
ing it let the result be as it would. In
case the Democracy failed to secure
sufficient strength to elect a straight,
untrammeled, Democrat, to succeed
Quay, they might place it in the power
of the anti-Quay element in the legis-
lature to dictate the nominee, and in
such an event, secure the election of a
reputable Republican at least. And
even should every effort to defeat Quay
prove unavailing, such a fight against
him, as should and could be made
throughout the state, would require all
the efforts, men and money the Repub-
licans could command, to make his
candidacy a success, and to this extent
would aid the Democratic efforts in
other sections of the country,by preven-
ting the influence, men and money,
that Pennsylvania Republicansusually
furnish, being given to their party in
the doubtful and contested states.
A determined and aggressive fight
here in Pennsylvania means much for
the success of the Democratic presiden-
tial ticket. It means thai Pennsylva-
nia Republicans will find enough to do
at home, and that Pennsylvania funds
and Pennsylvania efforts will not deter:
mine the result in states that are doubt-
ful, as they have heretofore done.
Let the State campaign be organized
and made on this line. It will proye
a success.
—— The other day when the French
Minister intimated to President HAR-
RISON, that the tearing down and de-
struction of his country’s flag,by a fool
policeman at Jeannette, was an insult
that France would resent, we didn’t see
any bristles raise along the back of the
Republican administration,nor did any
body observe any signs of fight any-
where. But France is not weak, little
Chili, vor insignificant and helpless
Italy, and this rantin’, roarin’ HARRI
RISON administration, that has carried
a chip on its shoulder for every little
government it could bully since it
came into existence, simply turned its
batteries on the policeman and had
him removed.
—— The 8th of September is not very
far off, and that is the last day you can
get upon the registry. The way to be
sure that you are registered. and will
have the right to vote this'fall, is to go
and see that your name is upon the list
‘Wnat Republican Policy Has Done.
From the Philadelphia Times.
The fountain of industrial disorder in
this country may be readily found by
scanning the immigration statistics of
the last few years. Here is the record
of the flood-tide of Huns, Poles and
Italians for three year :
Year. Hun. Italian. Russ. Poles. Total.
1889 34,174 24,848 38,838 97,860.
1890 56,199 51,799 48,671 154,669.
1891 71,042 72,704 74,923 218,669.
Total.iveenes Vinsssessisnsene nen 471,198,
It is free trade in the pauper and
criminal labor of Europe that is now
disturbing the land, and it is the high-
ly protected employers of the country
who haveinvited it here. High taxes
on the necessaries of life and of busi-
ness have oppressed American labor,
and free trade in pauper labor has in-
fused into our industry the most law-
less and dangerous elements.
The 1nflux of this largely ignorant,
vicious and lawless labor element to
the appalling extent of 471.198 in three
years, presents a grave problem for
our statesmanship as well as for our
American industries, and while there
is free trade in pauper and criminal
labor, there can be no protection by
law to legitimate American working-
men. Tariffs are mockeries of protec-
tion while there is free trade in pauper
The Magnanimity of Protection.
From the St Louis Dispatch.
There isa pearl-button factory at
Chester, Ill, which was established by
the McKinley tariff law, passed, it will
be remembered, in the interest of free
and self-respecting American labor.
At Chester is located the Illinois Peni-
tentiary, where labor is a drug on the
market. The pearl-button people how-
ever, do not depend wholly upon convict
labor. In addition they employ about
fitty young women tosew the buttons
on cards. One of these young women
sued the company for $2.55 for sorting
and sewing on 9,000 buttons, which
shows clearly the high wages prevailing
in this patriotic industry. The tariff on
pearl buttons, by the way, 13300 per
Feeble Shirt Flatter.
From the Philadelphia Record.
The Republicans of Minnesota have
declared in favor of the Force bill; and
yet it is pretended by party trimmers
and double-dealers that the Force bill is
not an issue in this presidential contest.
In fact, the Republicans of Minnesota
had no issue with which to go ghefore
the people of the State other than the
Force bill. after having nominated as
their candidate for Governor Mr Nelson,
a man who had voted for the Mills
“Free Trade’ bill. The Force bill issue
¥ the last feeble flutter of “the bloody
What the Office Cost.
From the Atlanta Constitution.
“Well, you got the office ?”’
“What did it cost you ?”’
“That's a hard question. You see I
broke my leg running for it, and that
costs considerable; then my brother-in-
law was killed making a speech for me,
and I had to bury bim; then I barbecu-
ed all my cattle, killed three mules ridin’
around the county, mortgaged the farm
and got a divorce from the family; so,
you see, it kinder foots up!”
The Enemy Known by His Hoof.
From the Nashville American.
It is all very well to shout that the
force bill is dead. It is all very well to
cry aloud that the Republican party is
now & party of love, having forgotten its
old hatreds and wiped off the pages of
its history the many former attempts to
make the federal bayonet control the
Southern ballot. Southern white men
are not to be deceived, however. They
know their ememy whether behind 2
domino or in the broad glare of electric-
Costly Contrariness.
From the Gettysburg Complier,
The Homestead strike is said to have
already entailed a loss of more than
one million dollars, divided as follows :
Loss of wages to strikers, $100,000;
loss of mill owners in profits, $300,000;
to the state of Pennsylvania in afford-
ing military protection to the Carnegie
works, $600,000. A strike is an expen-
sive luxury.
Stevenson's ‘Handwriting.
From the New York World.
Republican editors have taken to
making humorous remarks about the
handwriting of Candidate Adlai E.
tevenson—probably because they find
it more amusing than the handwriting
on the wall:
Would Save the Disappointment of De-
From the Minneapolis Times.
Benjamin Harrison hasn't formally
accepted that nomination yet, and af-'
ter a few more counties have been
heard from he will perhaps see the
comparative unimportance of doing so.
~——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.
Spawls from the Keystone,
—Ashland people are living cn a half supply
of water.
—Easton people are fighting . the ‘slaughter
, —Footpads at Shamokin beat John Edwards
nearly to death.
—West Hamburg’s rolling mill has resumed
with over 100 hands.
—Williamsport will have a city hall, and
Wilkesbarre wants one, too.
—A copperhead’s bite has killed 13-year-old
Francis Leddy, at Port Clinton.
—Disastrous forest fires are raging cn the
South Mountains, west of Carlisle.
—William Zarembo was cut in two oy the carg
at the Henry Colliery, near Shamokin.
—Corn and potatoes have suffered badly
from drought in Cumberland and Perry Coun-
—For attempting to circulate a bogus $50
bill, Fred Clyde,of Pittsburg, was nabbed in
—Talling from a second story window at
Mahanoy City, little Gertrude Shrocik was fa-
tally hurt. i oy
—To stop the laying of a street railway track
in McKeesport on Sunday, the Mayor arrested
a score of workmen. *
—Charles Davison escaped from the sheriff
at Lancaster on Tuesday, aud was captured in
Pittsburg on Saturday. :
—The fatal grade crossing gathered in a
victim at Wilkesbarre yesterday—John Hows
ell, who was killed.
~Taxpayersof Hegins, Schuylkill county,
have called a public meeting to overturn the
heavy assessment levied.
—A tamble from the second story of her
house, in Lebanon, killed Mrs. Sallie Whit «
man, who was 84 years old.
—Friends are alarmed at the strange ab -
sence trom Reading of Mrs. Pauline Lewis and
Miss Maggie Kiefner.
—A train struck and killed Edward Shewell
and Ella Stauffer in their carriage, between
Summit Grove and York.
—A vicious horse which he was trying to
ride fell upon Frank Savage, at West Chester
nearly crushing his life out.
—Carnegie’s Twenty-ninth street mill in
Pittsburg did not resume operations as it was
announced to do on Monday. :
—The Philadelphia and Reading Railroa
paymaster distributed $112,000 in wages to em-
ployes in Reading on Saturday.
—Anonymous and threatening letters have
thrown Montgomery County officers on the
trail of a mysterious incendiary.
—Robbers at Bethlehem sandbagged W. E.
Crane, a Philadelphia drummer, and stole $200+
They were captured, but broke jail.
—The Wopsononock Railroad Station, at Al.
toona, was struck by lightning yesterday and
an unknown mau terribly shocked.
—The oldest man in Sunbury, Daniel Keist-
ling, aged 92, sat down on the railroad track
and was hurled into the other world.
—A chunk of coal, weighing 200 pounds,
crashed-down a slope at Mahanoy City, struck
Lyman Berger and tore off one leg.
—One hundred and twenty“five men were
thrown out of work Wednesday at Lancaster by
the closing of Peacock & Thomas’ furnace.
—Jumping in front of the target at which
John Berg was shooting, the, little son of
Daniel Clune, of Erie, was instantly killed.
—Suit to recover excessive tolls charged by
the Peoples ’Bridge at Harrisburg has been
brought by Insurance Commissioner Luper.
—Nearly all the members of Reading Couns
cils, acco r.panied by their families, started on
Tuesday to do New York and Coney Island.
—Shafting in the Brooke Iron Works at
Birdsboro tore every stitch of clothing from
Courtlandt Hoffman’s body, but left him alive
—The Reading artillerists who served at
Homestead with the Third Brigade are exas-
perated because they have not yet been paid .
—A convention of the Deaf Advancement
Society of Pennsylvania will be held at Harris-
burg, August 24, and Governor Pattison will
—The famous rifles used by the Reading
Railroad during the Mollie Maguire times and
stored at Reading, have been ordered cleaned
for use. :
—A black snake near Bethel, Berks County,
wound itself around the dog, which followed a
party out huckleberrying, and crushed it to
—A posse scoured the mountains at Tower
City for a little son of Philip Shalaka, who all
the while was snugly sleeping under the
—Patrick Cooney, a railroad brakeman at
Blossburg, had his back broken eight months
ago, and has just had the fractured bones suce
cessfully removed.
—A pony driven by Sue Cooper, daughter of
Collector Thomas V. Cooper, ran away at
Media, and threw the child to the ground
fracturing her leg. ;
—A Hungarian miner crawled into a hole to
escape flying rocks from a'blase in a mine, at
Hazleton, and was pulled out a corpse—a vie-
tim of heart disease.
—Relatives of John McNelis, who died in
the Plymouth Poorhouse, think that a police«
man caused the fatal injuries, and have had
the body exhumed.
—With a thousand dollars which he collect-
ed Mike Barchak disappeared from Hazleton,
on Thursday. Michael had been arrested for
violating the liquor law.
—The fatal dime novel converted Walter
Shick, a 16-year-old Bethlehem lad, into a
horse thief who has operated extensively in
Lehigh and Bucks Counties.
—The Philadelphia and Reading has such
confidence in its ability to handle traffic that
it has ordered the Shamokin agents to accept
all freight to points north and west of Sayre.
—A Coroner's jnry found that Fireman J. M.
Cookes, of the steamboal George Shiras, of
Pittsburg, fell overboard and was drowned
owing to the crew's negligence. .
—An eleeliric car so badly frightened W. M.
Brooks’ horse, at Lebanon, that Mr. Brooks
and A. C. Paine were thrown from their ecar-
riage and she former was severely injured.
—Senator Mylin, of Lancaster, turned de
tective, and ran down Joseph Meyers at Hunt
{ ingdon, who was fraudulently dealing in the
products of the Senator's Lebanon brewery.
—The relatives of the late Sheriff Keller, of
Dauphin county, have filed a protest against
the granting of letters of adminis(ration on
his estate to thé widow, with whom he did not
live. 2 :
—Governor Pattison has appointed ex-Post-
master H. Wells Buser, of Hummelstown
Sheriff of Dauphin County’ to succeed Sheriff
Keller, who stepped {rom a train'to his death
last week. {