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Terms 2.00 A Year,in Advance
Bellefonte, Pa., Sept. 2, 1892.
P. GRAY MEEK, - - - Eprror
Democratic National Ticket.
OF NEW YORK.
State Democratic Ticket.
EOR CONGRESSMAN AT LARGE.
GEORGE A. ALLEN, Erie,
THOMAS P. MERRITT, Berks.
FOR SUPREME JUDGE. :
CHRISTOPHER HEYDRICK, Venango.
FOR ELECTORS AT LARGE.
MORTIMER F. ELLIOTT, Tioga.
JNO. C. BULLITT, Philadelphia.
THOMAS B. KENNEDY, Franklin,
DAVID T. WATSON, Allegheny,
FOR DISTRICT ELECTORS
muel G. Thompson, Clem’t R. Wainwright,
prin 8. peg ’ Charles H. Lafferty,
W. Redwood Wright, George R. Guss,
John O. James, Cornelius W. Bull,
William Nolan, James Duffy,
Charles D. Breck, S. W. Trimmer,
Wm. G. Yuengling, Samuel 8. Leiby,
Azur Lathro| T. C. Hipple 2
Thomas Chalfant, Ww. D. Himmelreich,
P. H. Strubinger, H. B. Piper,
Charles A. Fagan,
h D. Orr
Joseph D ; John D. Braden,
Andrew A. Payton
Ae, Mellon" Michael Liebel,
Thomas McDowell, Jamet K. Polk Hall,
Democratic County Ticke
Hon. GEO. F. KRIBBS,
Subject to the decision of the District
For Associate Judge—C. A. FAULKNER,
y JNO. T. MeCORMICK
For Legislature— a AS. SCHOFIELD, ’
For Prothontary—W. F. SMITH,
For District Attorney—W. J. SINGER, Esq.
For County Surveyor—HORACE B. HERRING,
Democratic County Committee of Cen-
tre County for 1892.
Bellefonte N. W...cnininin J. C. Meyer.
i S. W. A. S. Garmam
° WwW. W. ...Geo. R. Meek.
Centre Hall Bor. ...James Celdren.
Howard Bor... ...Abe Weber.
...t8. H. Carr.
Samuel Weiser, Jr
James A. Lukens.
H. W. Buckingham.
Philipsburg 1st W
Philipsburg 2nd V
Benner...... B. K. Henderson
Boggs N.P. Philip Confer.
«" EK. . H. Leyman.
« WP. ames W, Lucas.
Burnside... .. William Hipple
College E. P.
Ferguson E. P..
N. J. McCloskey.
J. C, Rossman.
William R. From.
John J. Orndorf.
...H. M. Confer.
W. W. Spangler.
James 8. Martin.
George B. Stover.
J. B. Kreamer.
.U. 8. Shaffer.
J. C. Stover.
John J Arney.
James B. Spangler.
J. W. Collins.
William P. Brown.
Spring N. P...... H. Wian
e 55 Jasper Brooks,
Taylor. i John T."Merryman.
Union Aaron Fahr.
W. H. Williams.
Opposed to a Fence Law.
It was a Republican house and sen-
ate that enacted, and a Republican gov”
ernor—GEN. BEAVER—that signed the
bill repealing all laws relating to fen-
cing in this state. At the time of its
passagethe WarcaMAN warned the peo-
ple of the effects it would have,and was
met by the Republican papers with the
statement that “it was not intended for
this section of the state and it it was,
it would be repealed at once.”
Results show that it was intended
for this as well as for every other sec
tion of the state, and the action of the
Republican leaders in this county, in
nominating *A. A. Dare and JomN
HaMiutoN as their choice for members
of the Legislature, prove that the boss-
es of that party do not intend to allow
any change3that will give our people a
fence law, or allow them to utilize the
wild lands of the county for pasturage
Both Mr. Dare and Mr. HamiLtoN
are opposed to fence laws. They be
lieve if a man don’t own land enough
to have®pasturage, that he should not
have a cow, and that the tenant farmer
ghould’be content with the little profits
he gets from the grain he sells.
Both of these gentlemen would vote
against the repeal of che act, doing
away with the fences of the connty ; and
if the farmers and others who have cat-
tle in this county, want to get back to
the time when they conld pasture their
cattle jduring the summer months on
our, otherwise useless, wild lands, they
must choose other representatives than
these men to care for their interests at
——1If the Republicans could only
induce the workingmen, whose wages
their policy has reduced, to march in
their clubs this fall there would be no
end to the demonstratious the tariff
party could make almost any place.
—This is the last warning—Septem-
ber 8th is the last day you can register,
And Who Wouldn't?
In speaking of the possibility of the
passage of the force bill, and the result
of an attempt to enforce its outrageous
provisions, Hon. WILLIAM J. STONE of
Kentucky says: “If this should be
“done, and I were your Governor, I
“ would use all the power of the State
“ to prevent its enforcement, and if fed-
* eral officers, possibly from Chicago,
“ghould come into our State on elec-
“tion day nosing about the judges’ ta-
¢ bles we would take them by the heels
“and throw them into the Mississippi
“ River for food for the fishes.”
And what community, or where are
the citizens,who,would notdo the same ?
Right here in our own county, in the
Republican town of Bellefonte, the same
treatment would be meted out to any
strangers who would have the gall to
come among us to say who should vote ;
how that vote was to be counted and
who the®choiceof the people should be.
If there is anything the citizens of
this country are jealous of, itis their
right to vote and their right to choose
those whoshall conduct their elections,
and be responeible for an honest return
of the result. This jealousy exists not
only down in Kentucky and here in
Central Pennsylvania, but in every
nook and corner—in every election dis-
trict in this wide land.
Let the Federal government through
its appointees and hirelings attempt,
as'this, Republican force bill proposes,
to put strangers at our polls as election
officers; strangers in each district as
registration officials ; strangers to say
who of our people shall vote, and stran-
gers to count up and declare the result,
and all the standing armies that the
governmentjcould raise from now until
the moss covers the tombstone of the
Republican party would not prevent
the out-breaks that would occur, in the
efforts of the people to maintain their
rights, and express their opinicns at
polls conducted by officials of their own
There are certain outrages and
wrongs that the people of this country
will quietly submit to, but this is not
one of them. -
Let the Republican party beware of
its effort to stifle the voice of the peo
Let the people arouse to the danger
that threatens them !
——The ;Democrats of the Mifflin.
Perry Senatorial district have done
themselves credit in the nomination of
J. C. McALLister Esq. as their candi-
date for Senate. He is a gentleman of
the highest character, and with quali-
fications that will place him away above
the average representative at Harris
burg. He understands thoroughly the
needs of the people of his district, and
if elected, will devote his time to car-
ing for their interests in place of doing
the bidding of Quay and the State ring.
If the voters of Mifflin, Juniata and
Perry know when they have a good
thing, they will see to it that Mr. Mc-
ALLISTER'S majority will be so big t hat
there will be neither dispute nor contest
——The Democrats of the only
Democratic congressional district there
isin Philadelphia, have succeeded in
doing just what the WATCHMAN pre-
dicted—fighting until two candidates
are in the field—and the result, in all
likelihood, will be the election of a Re-
publican. This possibly will suit some
of the parties engaged in the disgrace:
ful rumpus, as well as if a Democrat
had been successful. Such action how-
ever, willjnot be much of an induce-
ment to Democratic representatives at
Harrisburg, to contend for a Democrat-
ic district in Philadelphia in any new
apportioment they may propose.
——The General Assembly of the
Democratic Soeiety holds its annual
meeting this year in Scranton on the
20th of September. It is hoped that
every county in the State will be rep-
resented. Each club is entitled to one
delegate for every twenty-five members.
Scranton promises to give the visiting
Democrats a hearty reception, and there
i8 no better place in the State to go to
to have a gcod time, or at which a
Democratic gatheriug will receive
more hospitable treatment.
—— The evidence of the kind of
prosperity protection brings to the far-
mer is furnished in statistics from Ne-
braska, that show an increase in the
mortgage indebtedness, on farm prop-
erty, in that state during the year end.
ing June 30 1892, of five and a half mil-
lion dollars. We would advise farmers
when reflecting over this fact, not to
think loud or they will be classed as
“calamity shriekers” by the first Re-
publican orgaa that hears them refer
——The Democratic State Commit
tee opened Headquarters at 1432 South
Penn Square, Philadelphia, on the 1st
inst and intends making a fight for all
that is in it here in Pennsylvania.
Unfit for the Place.
It is very evident that the sher-
iff of Allegheny is unfit to fill the du-
ties of the office, and indieposed to try
| to preserve the peace in the district over
which his authority extends. He has
sworn in as deputies, PINKERTON detec
tives, and sent them to Homestead he to
harrass and annoy the people of that
place, by searches for the Winchester
rifles that were taken from them on the
day they snrrendered to the locked-out
iron workers. Ifthereisanything that
will cause a disturbance of the peace
in Homestead, it is the appearance of
PINgERTON detectives; and a sheriff
who will deliberately, even under a pre-
tense of doing his duty, aggravate and
insult a community until it revolts
against such action, is neither fit for
the position he occupies nor worthy
the respect of any law-abiding citizen.
It there is trouble again in Homestead
he ought to be put in the front and be
left to take the consequence of his own
cowardly and dirty work,
We Don’t Believe It.
The Gazette of last week in giving a
boost to the Republican candidate for
Associate Judge, Mr. Sam't. T. Gray,
says : he “has been found full to over-
flowing.” This will certainly be news
to those who know Mr. Gray best. Up
in the country in which he lives he has
always been known as a temperance
man—in fact a tee-to-taler—and if he
has ever been found “full,” as the Ga-
zette alleges, it has been some place else
than among the people with whom he
daily associates. Under the circum-
stances the friends of Mr. Gray should
demand an explanation of his advocate
here in town- He will be defeated
badly enough without being placed in a
false position before the public, and
although it will be the province and
pleasure of the WATCHMAN to assist in
making that defeat as overwhelming
as possible, it don’t propose helping to
do it on any such a charge as the Ga-
— The people of this county might
just as well save the money, for the
if they have any ‘idea of electing Mr.
Sam’L T. Gray to that position. In
case of hissuccess, he would act just as
the President Judge desired,and tne re-
one judge did the business, He is a
president and associate judge both.
feel like a fool on election day. Go at
once and be registered, and be prepared
to vote like a man.
cent. in the wages of workmen of iron
and steel all over the country, instead
of big reductions, what a bowl there
would have been among the g. o. p.
It would all have been owing to ilie
If there had been a large and steady
increase in the mileage of new railroads
for the past year and a half instead of
a heavy decline, how the Republican
editors’ heals would be swimming at
the “unexampled prosperity of this
And it would all be owing to high
If a steady stream of gold were flow-
ing to this country from Europe, in-
stead of the converse, how rich all
would be getting !
And it would all be owing to the
present Republican high tariff.
If wealth—things that minister to the
health, well being and prosperity of
mavkind—would begin to rise out of
the ground themselves, instead of hav-
ing to be made by labor, what times
we would be having!
And high tariff would be doing it all.
In fact there is no imaginable streak
of good luck that could fall to the lot
of this country or any man in it, from
an extraordinarily good crop of all the
grains, and prosperity in every branch
of business, to twin babies in the fami-
ly, that is not chargeable to the medi-
ate or immediate good influence of the
high protective tariff.
But when there are strikes and lock-
outs, when millionaire tariff fed em-
ployers, attempt to grind down men,
in order to pile up a few more millions,
and smash the only weak defense the
tions—organization-—then the tariff is
not in it. Itis no consequence of the
tariff ; oh nol
In short, whenever any good comes
to the people of this country, up steps
Mr. Tariff saying, “I did it.”
But let evil core instead, and Mr.
Tariff—coward that he is |—hides, and
his friends set about trying to establish
an alibi for him.
The people, however, are beginning
to see.— Exchange.
What the Democracy Fights For,
From the Somerset Democrat.
The Democratic party is engaged in
a war against class legislation and pri-
vate bounties that shall never cease un-
til nobody shall be enriched by legisla-
tion or by enforced contributions from
! a robbed and cruelly deceived people.
! Then prosperity will be more general
| because all the wealth of the country
cannot be so easily placed in the hands
of a few,
State, that is paid an Associate Judge,
workingmen have against such usurpa:-
Minutes of the Proceedings of the Coun-
ference of the 28th Congressional
The conferees of the 28th congies-
sional district met atthe hall of tne
Ridgway Democratic club, at 3 o'clock
p. m., on Tuesday, August 23, 1892,
Mr. Savage, ot Clearficid county,
moved that W. C. Hele, of Centre
county, be chairman ot tiis meeting.
Mr. J. K. P. Hall, ot Elk, moved to
amend the motion by subst tuting the
pame of T. F. Riucney, ot Forest, as
chairman of this cougressional couler-
ence, which was seconded by Hou. J.
H. Wilson, of Clarion, snd being put
by Mr. Hall was declared carried, the
three conferees from each of the coun-
ties of Clarion, Forest and Eik vcung
in tavor of the amendment, and a large
number of gentlemen from Cenire aud
Clearfield voting no. Mr. Ritchey
thereupon took tue chair.
W. A. Hindman, ot Ciarion, moved
that J. E. Logan, of E.k, be one of the
Secretaries, and Hon, James Kerr, of
Clearfield, moved that Jou F. Broan,
of Clarion, be oue of the secretaries.
Chairman Ritchey put the motion,
and it was carried unauniwously.
Hon, James Kerr and Mr, Savage
insisted that a vote be taken on the mo-
tion to elect Mr. Heinle tor chairman
of this meeting, claiming it was an in-
formal meeting of democrats prelimina-
ry to the regular meeting ot conferees,
and Mr Kerr put the motion and de-
clared Mr. Heinle elected amid coutu-
sion and the protest of Chairman Riwch-
ey and the conferees of Clarion, Forest
and Elk counties, that others than con-
ferees were voling.
Mr. Heinle took a chair by the side
ot chairman Ritchey and received a
motion from Hon. James Kerr that
this meeting adjourn untii 7 o’clock p.
wm. Mr. Heinle put tne motion and
declared it carried, thereupon he and
the gentlemen from Ceartield and Ceu-
tre withdrew from the room.
Mr. Ritchey declared the motion out
of order, the conferees from Ciarion, |
Elk and Forest, also, baving voted
Chairman Ritchey, announced that
the order of business must be proceed-
ed with, viz :—the calling ot the roll.
The secretaries then calied the roti of
counties in alphabetical order and the
following coulerees answered to their
names and presented credentials which
Clarion—W. A. Hindman,
Wilson, Joo. F. Brown,
Eik—Andrew Kaul, J. E. Lc gan, J.
Forest—John P. Keefe, T. F. Ritch-
ey, S. H. Haslett,
vo Mitionot J. XK. Pi Hall, at 4!
o'clock, the coulerence 100k a recess
until 6:30 p. m.
At 6:30 conterence again met and roll
called, all couterees trom Clarion, For-
swering from Clearfield and Centre,
Mouon made and carried that the
very fine gentleman, but in the event yr}; ye called and candidates be placed
of his election Judge Furst would be in nomination.
W. A. Hindman presented the name
sult would be salaries for two, when estaud Eik beg present; none an-
' Ridgway iv 1888, forthe purpose of fix-
i congressional district, (
| ence having fixed the representation of
of Hou. G. F. Kribbs, ot Ciarion coun- |
—Don’t fool away your time now and ty.
Mr. J. K. P. Hall presented the
nawe of Hon. W. H. Horton, ot Elk
Me. S. H. Haslett presented the name |
of Dr. James B. Siggins, of Forest
Ou Motion confereuce adjourned to |
If during this year there had been an
advance of from twenty to forty per
meet at 9:30 a. m., Wednesday.
Couterence met at 9:30 a. m., Wed-
nesday, the conterees from Clarion,
. Forest and Elk only responding to roll
On Motion conference proceeded to
ballot for candidates.
The result ot the several ballots tak-
en were 3 each for the three candidates.
The following resolution was read
Resolved: That the delegations from Centre
and Clearfield counties be requested to return
to this congressional conference with repre-
sentation on the basis of three votes from each
county, on all matters before the conference,
according to the rules and precedents of the
party in this congressional district, to meet
with us at the next session of this conference
at 10:30 a. m.
The resolution was seconded by J. K,
P. Hall acd carried unanimously, and
W. A. Hindman, Andrew Kaul,
and S. H. Haslett were appointed a
committee to notify the Clearfield and
Centre delegations of this action.
On motion adjourned to meet at
10:30 a. m.
Conference met at 10:30 a. m., and
balloting commenced. After 12 ballots
were taken, none of the candidates
having received more than five votes
on any ballot, the conference adjourned
until 2 p. m.
Conference met ai 2 p. m., and bal
loting commenced, After the 19th
ballot, J. K. P. Hall withdrew the
name of Hon. W. H. Horton, and bal-
loting proceeded, with varing results,
neither Siggins nor Kribbs receiving
more than seven votes on any ballot,
eight votes being necessary to a choice.
While the 26th ballot was being an-
nounced by the secretaries, the delega-
tions from Centre and Clearfield eunter-
ed the hall, and Mr. Savage, of Clear-
field, announced that they came in re-
sponse to the invitation extended by
Jno. F. Brown, of Clarion, oifered
the following motion.
Resolved : That the delegations from Centre
and Clearfield counties bo admitted to this
Discussion arose as to the right of
those present from Centre and Clear-
field counties to vote on this resolution,
when it was agreed to that each county
in the district was entitled to 3 votes
Mr. J. K. P. Hall demanded that
the roll of the counties be called ‘and
that a yea and nay vote by counties be
The roll being called resulted as fol-
lows: Centre county, 3 votes aye ;
Clarion county, 3 votes aye; Clearfield
county, 3 votes aye; Elk county, 3
votes aye; Forest county, 3 votes aye
and the chairman declared the resolu:
Jno. F. Brown offered the following
Resolved : That the several counties of this
congressional district be allowed representa-
| presented the name of A. Williams,and
! Irvin, B. Weber, Michael Shafer, W.
tion in the election of the congressional can-
didate at this conference as follows: —Centre
10, Clarion 8, Clearfiela 13, klk 4, Forest 2.
In explanatio. and support of the
resolution Mr. Brown referred to the |
following resolution adopted by the last |
Clarion county conyention in June:
Resolved : That the system of representa- |
tion 1n district conferences or nominating con-
ventions, adopted by Centre and Clearfield |
counties of this cons ressional district, and pro- |
posed by them to this convention, be referred |
to a committee of three to be appointed by the |
chairman of this convention, which committee
atter a tull investigation and fair consideration |
of the proposed system, in conference with
the committee from the other counties in the
district, shall make a report to our next con-
vention for adoption or rejection.
i hat in view of the present situation in this
congressionai district, the confe, ees tobe chos-
en by the nominee of this convention for con-
gress, in accordance with precedent and our
present rules, be autiorized to have the full-
est discretionary powers toact in the next con-
gressional conference or district nominating
convention, for the best interest and harmony
of the Democratic party in the county and
Mr. Brown stited that Mr. Kribbs
had ouly brought three conferees, in
accordance with the present rules and
usages of the party, and that there was
no metiod possible to change those
rules in Clarion county's system, other
than that referred to ia the Clarion
county resolution, viz: by the appoint-
ment aud report of a conmittee of one
convention to» the convention of the
gucceeding year. Tbe Clarion conler-
ees had now for two days labored and
voted with Elk aud Forest to maintain
what they believe to be the only bind-
ing system of rules. Centre and Clear-
ficld have persistently refused to confer
with us on this basis, The time had
now arrived when in the interest of
peace and harmony the Clarion confer-
ees should obey the resoiution of their
own convention, and, without establish-
ing a precedent or adopting any system
they believed it to be their duty to vote
io tavor of the resolution.
J. K. P. Hall strongly opposed the
passage of tue resolution, and gave no-
tice that if a majority of the counties
and conferees did pass this resolution,
E.k coun'y would not vote four votes,
but would cast onl: the three votes to
which she was legally entitled.
Mr. Haslett opposed the resolution
and stated that a nomination made in
such a wauner would not be legal or
Mr. Hall again ttated that while un-
alterably opposed to any change of sys-
tem, that three of the five counties of
the district voting for a candidate for
congress would make a nomination
which he as a Democrat would support
loyally atthe polls. He demanded the
yeas and nays by counties on the 1eso-
Mr. Haslett, of Forest county, op-
posed the resolution and raised the
point that it was not in order. The
point was sustained by the chairman.
W. C. Heinle, of Centre county, ap-
pealed trom the decision of the chair.
Mr. Ritchey, called Mr. Hall to pre-
side and gave as his reasons for sus-
taining tue point of order, the action of
the conference of representatives from
all the counties of the district, held at
ing the mode of nominating in this
each county in this congressional dis-
trict at three conferees, it was not in or-
der for this conference, meeting to
nominate a candidate for Corgress, to
change the manner of nominating nor
the ratio of representation. 1
A vote was taken on a call of the
counties. The three votes each from
Centre, Clearfield and Clarion were cast
against the ruling of the chair, while
those from Elk and Forest voted to
sustain the chair. The appeal was
The resolution was then voted for in
the same manner Centre, Clarion and
Clearfield voting for the resolution and
Elk and Forest against it. The reso-
lution was carried.
Mr. Ritchey, the chairman, asked
whetner Centre and Clearfield counties
had any candidates for congress to
place in nomination, Centre ‘county
Clearfield those of Jacob Truby, who
had six, and Geo. M. Brisbin, who bad
seven of the delegates from that county.
Credentials were received for the fol-
lowing delegates from Clearfield and
Centre counties, and their names plac-
ed on the roll :
Centre county:—Henry Meyer, J.
C. Smith, S. C. Gettig, P. E. Bottorf,
John Q. Miles, A. J. Graham, R. C.
Clearfield county :—John N. Ake, J.
A. Green, Daniel Lennon, J. F. Bolger,
Chas. R. Houtz, James P. Hoover, W.
E. Kratzer, Matt Savage, James Kerr,
A. F. Bloom, Reuben Straw, D. R.
Good, A. T. Meade.
On motion the conferees from Clar-
ion county were allowed to cast the
eight votes from that county. Elk de-
clined to cast more than three votes,
Mr. Haslett, of Forest, declined to vote
and Mr. Ritchey cast the two voles of
Forest county in the ballots which fol-
The conference then proceeded to
ballot for a candidate by a call of the
The 27th and 28th baliots resulted
in Centre county giving ten votes to
Williams; Clarion eight to Kribbs;
Clearfield seven to Brisbin, and six to
Truby; Elk three to ‘Siggins, and
Forest two to Siggins.
On the 29th ballot, when Elk coun-
ty was reached, votes from Centre and
Clearfield had increased Kribbs' vote
to 16. The votes ot Elk county’s con-
ferees were then cast for Kribbs which
gave him a majority of all the votes
cast, but before the result was announc-
ed a number of changes were made to
Kribba in the votes of the delegates
from Centre and Clearfield, when Mr.
Heinle, of Centre county, obtained rec-
ognition for a motion to make the
nomination of Mr, Kribbs unanimous,
which was put and unanimously car-
ried. On motion corference adjourned
sine die. T. F. Rrroney,
Jno. F. Brown, Chairman,
J. E, Logan,
— Ladies, misses and children’s |
fall and winter coats all in, already, and |
a great big line it is, Lyon & Co.
For the WATCHMAN.
The Reaction of the Tariff,
The bugbear of laborers who are wed-
ded to the false idols of the Republican
party is “We want protection against
the pauper labor of Europe.” Their de-
sire is quite natural, and they honestly
believe that a heavy prohibitive tariff
will save them from the competition’ of
In the manufacturing establishment
where I work I sometimes hear the
above expression from machinists and
blacksmiths whose eyes have not jet
been opened to the truth. They don’t
want to lose their jobs—ot course not—-
and they have a wild notion that the
barrier of protection will keep the for-
eign workmen from getting at their
To my fellow laborers everywhere I
wish to point out one effect of a protec-
tive tariff heavy enough to be nearly or
quite protective. It will shut out for-
eign goods and manufacturers from cur
country, will it not? It will restrict
the market of the foreign manufacturer;
he cannot therefore employ as many
hands as before; the laborers thus
thrown out of employment will natur-
ally emigrate, if they cao, and the
country that looks most inviting to
them is America “the home of the free.”
They come looking for work ; they are
at a disadvantage and will work for less
wages than you Americans, and the
very manufacturers who cry ‘Protect
American labor’ are the first to employ
the cheaper foreign labor. De you not
see that the effect of the protective tariff
is thus the opposite of what you sup-
pose? Be not deceived. If you injure
your neighbor the injury will react on
you. If anation undertakes to act the
hog it will be treated by other nations
accordingly. Put up the barriers of the
tariff on this side of the Atlantic and
similar barriers will be erected on the
other side, and all the nations taking
part in this unchristain proceeding will
suffer in one way or another.
If you want to increase our commerce
and prosperity, if you want to keep
cheap foreign labor out of the country,
vote for free trade. If you think the
artificial restriction of commerce will do
us any good ; if you think protection
protects anybody but the capitalists
who don’t need it—vote for a McKin-
ley tariff. If you believe in class legis-
lation, bounties to monopolists and their
inevitable consequences—strikes insur-
rections, murders—vote the Republican
ticket. Which way are you, as a pa-
triot and christian, going to vote ?
C. C. ZIEGLER.
St. Louis, Aug. 26th.
Fooling the Veterans.
Pension Claim Agents Want to Perpectuate a
Scandal. =The Grand Army Encampment to
be Utilized to Further Their Efforts to Feathey
Their Nests by Continuing the Scadalous Meth-
ods of the Pension Office.
‘W AsHINGTON, August 22.
The audacity of the pension claim
agents in this city, who are endeavor-
ing to retain a monopoly of the business
which they have evjoyed under the
present administration, is well illustra-
ted in a scheme which is now in prog-
ress of development. It is the purpose
of a shrewd combination of these at-
torneys to use the coming Grand Army
encampment, which will take place in
this city next month, for political ends.
There is now in preparation by them
an attack upon Ex-President Cleveland,
in which they wiil endeavor to show
that he was not favorable to pension
legislation. This document will be cir-
culated when the Grand Army men
reach Washington to participate in the
encapment. Ii is the intention, if pos-
gible, to create sentiment against Ex-
President Cleveland and so far as possi-
ble to discred.t him among the ex sol-
diers who will be in attendance on that
occasion. The hostility of the organi-
zation of Washington attorneys to Mr-
Cleveland arises from the following
state of affairs : Under President Har-
rison the Pension Office has been con-
ducted in a manner so scandalous as to
cause a Congressional committee to
recommend the removal of the present
Commissioner of Pensions. In the con-
duct of his office he has given prefer-
ence to certain wealthy attorseys in
this city, advancing their cases to the
disadvantage of the claiments who had.
attorneys employed other than those
represeited by the monopoly alluded
A TERRIBLE STATE OF|AFFAIRS.
The investigation conducted by the
House of Representatives disclosed 8
state of affairs which is one of the great-
estatains on the present administration.
Every ruling of the Pension Office was
directly in the interest of and some-
times actually dictated by attorneys in
the combination which has controlled
the Pension Office under Commissioner
The re-election of President Cleve-
land would mean a reformation and
purification of that bureau, by which
all claimants would be put upon an
equal footing, and no discrimination
would be made in the interest of favored
attorneys. The monopoly intends to
prevent this, if possible. The members
of the combination have wealth and in-
fluence, which they intend to employ
during the encampment to poison the
minds of veterans against the head of
the Democratic ticket.
Their object is not to advance the in-
terest of the soldiers, but to keep in of-
fice the present Commissioner of Pen-
sions, whose removal has already been
recommended, after an investigation
into his official acts, because he has
discriminated against a vast majority
of the ex-soldiers whose claims are
pending in the Pension Bureau.