Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, September 09, 1892, Image 4

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Bemorralic Wate
Terms 2.00 A Year,in Advance
Bellefonte, Pa., Sept. 9, 1892.
P. GRAY MEEK, - - - Epitor
Democratic National Ticket.
State Democratic Ticket.
JNO. C. BULLITT, Philadelphia.
DAVID T. WATSON, Allegheny,
Samuel G, Thompson, Clem’t R. Wainwright,
Adam 8. Conway. 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, :
Thomas Chalfant, W. D. Himmelreich,
P. H. Strubinger, H. B. Piper,
Charles A. Fagan,
Joseph D. Orr,
John D. Braden,
Andrew A. Payton,
John A. Mellon Michael Liebel,
Thomas McDowell, Jamet K. Polk Hall,
Democratic Cecunty Ticke
Subject to the decision of the District
For Associate Judge—C. A. FAULKNER,
For Legislature— H 2 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,
Districts. Committeemen.
Bellefonte N. W................. J. C. Meyer.
or Ne +A. B. Garmam.
o WwW. W
.Geo. R. Meek.
Centre Hall Bor J.
Milesburg B:
Millheim Bor.
Philipsburg 1st W.
Philipsburg 2nd W
: * 3rd W..
8. Philipsburg...
Unionville Bor...
.H. W. Buckingham.
Frank W, Hess,
.C. B. Wilcox,
.E. M. Griect.
.B. K. Henderson,
Boggs Philip Confer.
KE E. P.. Ge Leyman
“ Wr ames W, Lucas
Burnside.. Villiam Hipple.
College E. P . J. Dreese.
$oW.P,. . N. Krumrine.
Curtin... N. J. McCloskey.
Ferguson E. P. ...Daniel Dreibelbis.
od . P, Frank Bowersox,
Gregg N. P...... JJ. C, Rossman.
E.P Javid Sower,
. William R. From.
John J. Orndorf.
.C. A. Weaver.
Yeates B. Stover.
J. B. Kreamer.
Patton R. H. Reed
Penn..... C. Stover.
Potter N. P.. John J. Arney
; i8.Pac James B. Spangler.
Rush N. P.... ames Dumbleton
$0 OBI PLL J. W. Collins
Bnow Shoe E. P William P. Brown.
«, WwW. William Kerin,
Spring N. P.. H. Wian.
® 58.P,.. Jasper Brooks.
8 WP al i i erie eh Sse eeb s hind
Taylor...... John T. Merryman.
Union.... Aaron Fahr.
Walker.. J. H. McAuley.
Worth.....c.cnivi ining W. H. Williams.
The First American to; Accomplish It.
Mr. Wilham H. Walker, who
graduated at the Pennsylvania State
College, in the class of 90, has lately
received a degree in one of the German
Universities which reflects credit upon
him and great honor upon the college
at which jhe fgraduated. After his
graduation he remained at the State
College for a year, pursueing post-grad-
uate studies in Chemistry. He went
to Germany “and began his studies
there, with a view of securing the de-
gree of Ph. D. Heretofore this degree
has been * conferred only after two
years’ continuous study land a careful
examination at the close of the course.
Having pursued: one year of post
graduate study at! the State College,
Mr. Walker conceived the idea of tak.
ing the degree in one year. He was
told at the University and advised by
friends who had pursued the course
that this could not be done, but, being
a young man of energy, pluck and per-
severance, he determined to make the
effort. The result has been that he
was entirely successinl and has the
honor of being the only American stu-
dent whojever achieved such a result
and received this honorable degree by
one year’s study. He not only earned
the degree but shared the honor with
a single other student;(a German), in
doing so cum’laude. The examination
was unusually rigid, because the au-
thorities were {unwilling to relax their
rule. He met all the requirements,
however, and came back to this coun-
try entirely successful.
It is gratitying to know that he is to
take a place in the Chemical Labora-
tory at the State College, as the Assis-
tant of Prof. Pond. The College is
wise in securing such men for its ser-
vice. Mr. Walker's unprecedented
success reflects honor also upon Prof.
Pond, who is at the head of the De-
partment of Chemistry at the State
Collegejand who has no superior in
thistDipartment,” as his work abun-
dantly proves. Mr. Walker's em-
ployment as an Assistant will greatly
strengthen the Department and enable
those who have itin chargeto give |
careful, personel attention to the great-
ly increased number of students com- |
ing into it this year.
Arkansasiand Vermont both held |
their State elections this week, and
both show decided indications of the
way the political breeze isiblowing.
In Alabama a fusion of Republicans,
Alliance men and {Prohibitionists was
made against the Democrats, and Re-
publican wise-acres of the North,
placed that State in the doubtful politi-
cal column as a consequence. In 1884
it gave CLEVELAND a majority of 22,-
067, and in 1888 it gave him 27,210,
of a majority. On .Monday it rolled
up for the Democratic candidates for
State offices, against the com bined ef-
forts of the fusionists, between forty
and fifty thousand majority. The re-
turns, although incomplete show large
gains, for Democratic candidates from
every section’of the State ; and counties
that have heretofore voted uniformily
Republican gave substantial Demo-
cratic majorities, With the election
in Alabama, a few weeks ago, and that
in Arkansas on Monday, both showing
Democratic gains, there is no fear that
the South is not as solidly Democratic
as it was in 1884 and in 1888.
From Vermont, that held its bien-
nial State election on Tuesday, ch oos-
ing State and county officers, a legis-
lature and two congressmen, the re-
turns are siow and we take what little
news we give from the columns of the
Republican papers. They admita de-
crease in the Republican vote as com-
pared with the election of 1888 of over
20 per cent. The most enthusiastic
claimant does not put the majority at
over 20,000, thus showing a decrease
in the Republican majority of 8,404
over the election of four years ago.
These two elections indicate very
plainly that Republicanism is on the
decline. They are hopeful results, that
should stimulate Democratic efforts,
and show that we can win without
trouble, simply by doing our duty.
Don’t Deny It.
Do you notice that the Republican
county papers do not deny that their
candidates for the legislature are oppo-
sed to a fence law ? The very first
week after the nominations were made,
the WarcHEMAN made this charge; it
has re-iterated it in each issue since,
and go far the Republican papers have
not a word to say about it. They
know that Mr. HamirroN has been an
out-spoken advocate of the repeal of
our fence laws for years; that he has
spoken at Farmers’ Institutes and oth-
er gatherings, within the county, time
and again in opposition to any fence
laws and against the system of pas-
turage that has been in vogue in this
county since it was organized. They
know that he would vote against the
repeal of the bill, that prevents our
people turning their stock out on the
mountains, and would do all in his
power to maintain the law just as it
is, They know also that Mr. DALE,
would do, just as governor BEAvER,who
signed the bill repealing our fence
laws, asked him to do, and that he
would ask him to stand by the law as
it now is.
They know these facts, and while
they are afraid to admit theirtruth,
they hope that by keeping silent on
the question to keep it out of the cam-
‘paign as much as possible, and in this
way, fool voters of their party who fa-
vor the repeal of the'act abolishing
fences, into voting for law makers who
are opposed to its repeal.
Getting Paid for Dirty Work,
The Republicans of Nevada, last
week, at their St ate convention, failed
to agree on the silver question and
the resul; was a split, one-half declar-
ing for Harrison and the Republican
platform, and the other half adopting
the People’s party plank on this issue
and endorsing WEAVER as their candi-
date. Of course neither the HarRIsoN
and hard times crowd, nor the Wgav-
ER and free silver followers make a
very large party, and their action will
not be materially felt in the politics of
the country, outside of the little vest
pocket state in which the trouble ex-
ists, But the division will have one
certain result, and that will be, to lose
to Mr. HarrisoN three electoral votes,
that have always been counted in his
column, and so far will be a blessing to
the country at large. With Nevada
divided and lost to them, Idaho in
doubt and others of their newly made
stutes slipping from their grasp, there
is but little satisfaction coming to the
Republican party from its course in
making states, without people, for the
sole purpose of manufacturing electoral
votes. -:1t is receiving pay for its dirty
Cheap Laborers From Protected Coun-
Even the strongest protectionist will
admit that the men who are crowding
our native and naturalized workmen
out of employment, are natives of Hun-
gary and Italy. It is from these coun-
tries, more than from any other section
of the globe, that cheap labor is se-
cured to take the place of our own
workmen, when they object to a reduc-
tion of wages or when particularly low
priced laborers are wanted.
And have you ever thought of the
fact that these two countries have the
highest protective tariff laws of any of
the governments of Europe, and that
if ‘protection’ protected the “laborer,”
that the Hungarians and Italians, at
home, ought to be the happiest and
most properous workingmen on the
face of the earth.
The simple fact that from these two
highly protected countries, ship loads
of workingmen are emigrating weekly,
to seek employment elsewhere, while
from practically free trade Eugland,
few, if any, laborers emigrate, tells
plainer than any Republican profes-
sions, how tariff protects labor.
They are exemplifications of the
falsity of Republican teachings, that
would make workingmen believe, that
protective tariffs insure good wages,
and an illustration that should con-
vince every laborer in the land, that
in the benefits of protection, he has
neither part nor interest.
Curtis and Dougherty.
Within a’week the lustre of the two
brightest; stars in the American galaxy
of great men has ceased to beam on
our land, The one occupying the fore-
moet position in the every day literary
world. The other the modern Deu-
OSTHENESE, the orator whose silvery
tongue has been recognized as the
most potent factor of the age, both in
the forum and in the political are na.
Georee WiLLiam Curtis, editor of
Harper's Weekly, died Wednesday, of
last week, at his home on Staten Is-
land. He became ill two months ago,
complaininging of pains in the abdo-
men.. Deceased was born in’ 'Provi-
dence, ‘Rhode Island, February 23,
1824, and had thus more than half
completed his sixty-ninth year atthe
time of his death. He was partly of Mas-
sachusetts descent, his father having
been born in Worcester,1n that State,
where an ancester was the first Isettler.
One year of his early career was passed
as a clerk for a New York mercantile
house. In 1842 he was placed in the
famous Book Farm Socialistic insti-
tute at Roxbury. In 1846 he went to
Europe, and in 1850 he published
“Nile Notes of a Howadji,” The
Howadji in Syria.” During this time
he connected himself with the New
York Tribune, and was one of the edi-
tors of Putnam's Monthly. When the
latter failed he became a lecturer, and
in 1858 began writing the “Editor's
Easy Chair” for Harper's Magazine.
He was a staunch Republican during
and after the war, taking an active
part in politics. He opposed Grant's
nomination for a third term, and when
BLAINE was nominated supported
CLeveranp. He was the editor of
Harper's Weekly, President of the
Board of Regents of the University of
New York, and has published among
other works “Lotus Eating,” “The
Potiyphar Papers,” “Prue and I,” and
Davier Douvererry, the famous
lawyer and orator and Demo-
cratic politician, died at his resi-
deace No. 2021 Spruce street,
Philadelphia at 2:40 p. m. last Mon-
day, after an attack of nervous
prostration, which at one time seemed
to haye been completely mastered.
Mr. DouGHeRTY was born in Phila-
delphia, in 1826, of Irish parentage.
Admitted to the bar in 1840, he soon
attracted public notice by the force and
fluency of their speeches, hie ability as
ahumorist and his control over the
emotions of his auditors.
Mr. DovenerTY advocated the cause
of the North during the civil war. In
1862 he was one. of the original 30
founders of the Union League, of Phil-
adelpha. He worked with untiring
energy during che campaign, which
placed ABRAM LINCOLN in the presiden-
tial chair a second time. After the
war he gaye more attention to his pro
fession than to politics, but in 1880 he
made one of the most remarkable ora-
tions of his life when he placed Gener-
al WixnrieLp Scorr HANCOCK in nomin-
ation for the presidency at the Demo-
cratic national convention in Cincin-
nati, Since then, Mr. Doveuerry’s
oratorical efforts have been chiefly
confined to matters of general interest.
He married early in life, and was the
father of a large family .
—If yon want printing of any de.
geription. the WATCHMAN office is the
place to have it done. =
Three Great Fights in as Many Days.
McAuliffe Whips Myer, Dizon Does the Same
for Skelley and John L. Loses his Diamond
It took Jack McAuliffe, champion
light weight of America, just fifteen
rounds to knock out Billy Myer at the
Olympic club in New Orleans on Mon-
day night. It was the first of the three
great fights which took place under the
auspices of the club and was in nowise a
disappointment to the crowds who
gathered to witness it. The men
weighed in ai 137 lbs and fought for
keeps from the start. From the first it
was a certainty that McAuliffe was a win-
ner though Myer put up a game battle
until a swinging right hander in the
15th round seitled him for good and he
lay helpless on the floor.
The Williamsburger was made the
recipient of hearty Spbiaass) notwith-
standing the fact that New Orleans was
known as a Myer city. McAuliffe’s
seconds opened champagne in his corner,
while Myer was offered a glass of the
wine by his conquerer, wkich was ac-
cepted, and a hearty hand-shake wo und
up the greatest battle recorded in the
light-weight class since the days of Billy
Edwards, Barney Aaron and Sam
New ORLEANS, September 6.—The
bantum contest to-night between Dixon
and Skelly excited much less interest
than that of last night, Both men
weighed this afternoon, Dixon 118
pounds and Skelly 1164. The betting
was one to three against Dixon, and
three to one ‘against Skelly.
The two men reached the
club an hour before the time to begin.
Dixon came first, with Tom O’Rourke
and his other help at heels. He was
taken to his room and underwent the
usual preliminary preparations for the
fight. Five minutes later came the
Skelly party, chaperoned by McAuliffe,
with Reynolds and Kid Hogan by his
side. In his room he took
a wash and stripped. Both men were
confident, as they waited for the word
calling them to battle. Dixon was first
to take his seat in his corner. Young
Skelly came a while after and received
a tremendous ovation. Everything be-
ing ready, the men crossed to the cen-
tre of the ring, where a handshake com-
menced the battle. For eight rounds
they gave a very pretty exhibition, but
after the third it was evident that Skel-
ly was out matched. His antagonist
being his superior both in strength and
The young Brooklyn boy fought a
game battle and that is all he can be
said to have done. He showed fight
while strength was with him and only
gave up when nature gave out. The
Boston man’s generalship was much ad-
mired and his strength and hitting abili-
ty were something wonderful.
At the end of battle, a challenge from
Charles Mitchell to the winner of the
Sulivan and Corbett contest was read
and heartily laughed at. Nearly every
other fighter at the ringside wanted to
fight somebody and Police Captain
Barret ordered all the challengers out.
The last of the three great fights took
place on Wednesday night and it was
there that Jim Corbett, the young Cali-
fornian, defeated John L, Sullvan, the
heavy weight champion of the world.
It took just twenty one rounds for youth,
vigor and agility to conquer theiron will
and giant strength of the man who had
never left an arena, but as victor.
When the great battle was over Cor-
bett showed not even a scratch, while
Sullivan was badly punished and bleed-
ing like a beef
The ovation that Corbett received was
something tremendous. James J. Cor-
bett was pronounced the winner in the
twenty-first round and declared the
champion of the world. He walked
around the ring kissing and hugging
his friends.
Sullivan made a speech in the centre
of the ring, saying he was glad America
got the championship—-he had fought
once too often in the ring.
It may well be questioned if two such
giants ever faced each other in the prize
ring. It was the event of the life time
of either man. Sullivan in winning
would accomplish the crowning triumph
of his life and retire from the ring for-
ever with such a recerd as no prize
fighter had ever won. Corbett, if suc-
cessful, would jump at once to the pos-
ition of heavy weight champion of the
the world and enjoy the very pronoun-
ced distinction of being the only man
who had ever defeated Sullivan.
The artist, as well as nine out of ten
of the pugilistic fanciers, would unhesi-
tatingly have chosen Corbett for the
winner. Beautiful in every outline from
his neck to his heels, Corbett looked the
ideal athlete in the white marble suit.
A large well formed head and pleasing
face, suggestive rather of the tragedian
than the fighter, but with firm cet jaw
and the bold, fearless eye, such as would
have served ths gladiators of two thou-
sand years ago.
In the opposite corner of the ring sat
another figure. Though massive, pow-
erful and muscular, presented a striking
contrast with the form thus described.
This was a grandly imposing shape but
no time had been wasted by nature in
ornamenting it. Compared with the snow
white statue that Corbett looked under
the electric light Sullivan looked like
one of the heroic works of the old mas-
ters compared with this of the latter
day realists, He was grand and impos-
ing in effect, a figure to enforce the ad-
miration of the artist. Here are found
chest and shoulders of a giant to the re-
mainder of a large, powerful and well
developed man. As the sturdy giant
stood up in his corner and looked at
these muscular and shapely legs by
themselves they looked siong enough to
support the most gigantic frame, but
when the eye ranged upward to the
great chest, arms and shoulde’s, the
limbs, strong and vigorous as they were,
did not appear to possesss enough of
weight and strength to hold the man.
Thus it was with Sullivan, as he sat in
his corner, the stern, sober face furrow-
ed with care and experience of the
world, even over rips for one of his
years, the grizzed hair the thick round
muscles standing out in the fullness of
maturity that usually denotes the. las
gain of stubborn strength at the of
at least some of the suppleness ‘of you
Indeed from every point of view he
looked a man past his prime in all but
those undying qualities—iron will and
unflinching courage. A man prema-
turely old and even in years beyond the
meridian of life as far as his physical
being went he still wore the look of the
winner, though opposed to him was
youth, courage, speed and such a form
as promised more than any prize fighter
that had ever faced him.
The Cholera.
Terrible Davastations from the Fearful Scourge
Throughout Northern Europe. Cases in Lon-
don and New York. :
Not in many, many years bas thag
terrible pestilence, Asiatic Cholera,
taken such a hold on the densely pop-
ulated communities of Northern Eu-
One hundred and sixty-nine bodies
of cholera victims are awaiting burial
in Hamburg, So great is the terror
that it is difficult to get men for the
work of burying the dead, and many
assistants of undertakers have deserted
their places. Business is prostrate,
and shipping is going to other ports.
So serious is the panic. that Russian
immigrants, now in the city, find it
difficult to procure food, as every body
tries to avoid them.
There is little'doubt that the disease
was brought to Antwerp by Eastern
vessels. The first victims were dock
laborers. The first one’ died almost
immediately after entering the hospit-
al, and the appearance of the body
showed the disease to be Asiatic chol-
era. About one fourth of all the chol-
era patients removed to the hospital
have died.
The official Russian cholera report
shows that there were 174 new cases
in excess of those reported the day
previous, while the deaths were 84 in
excess of those reported the same day.
Totals, according to the official figures
were, 5,679 new cases and 2,743 death.
The Vice Consul at Teheran tele-
graphs that the estimated deaths in
Persia from cholera are 35,000 ; 5,000
in Mechad, 12,000 in Tabriz, 8,000 in
Teheran and 10,000 in other places.
According to the Russian official re.
turns, there were 6,322 new cases of
cholera, against 5,670 on Wednesday
Thursday there were 2,977 deaths re:
ported, against 2,743 for Wednesday-
In St. Petersburg there were reported
103 new cases and 24 deaths.
The official figures show that on
Wednesday there were nine deaths from
the disease at Havre. Thursday there
were 48 new cases and 21 deaths.
Eight hundred fresh cases of cholera
were recorded at Hamburg on Satur-
day, many of the victims having been
seized but a few hours before they per-
ished. The total number of deaths
was 140. Prof. Koch has telegraphed
to Berlin that the plague is increasing
in Hamburg.
The German Government has order-
ed the suspension of all the traffic on
the Russian frontier, except at Eydt-
kumen and Prostken.” A multitude of
intending emigrants have been stopped
at points on the frontier and driven
back to Russia. In the two stations
named travellers and baggage under-
go rigid inspection and disinfection.
The steamer Gemma, from Ham-
burg, has entered at Gravesend, bring-
ing several cases of the plague. Two
women on the steamer have died from
the cholera, another victim, a man, is
improving. The news has caused
great consternation at Gravesend, and
excitement in London.
The steamer Laura, arrived at Lynn-
Regis, from Hamburg, had two persons
sick on board, suspected of cholera.
The health officers of Lynn refused to
allow the steamer to enter port and
compelled it to go back to sea.
Hard Times for Peary.
Non-Appearance of Cryoliters Indicates That
the Kite is Ice Bonnd.
It is feared that the relief expedition
sent away on the whaling steamer Kite
to bring home Lieutenant Peary and
his wife from Greenland may end in
failure. The cryolite traders which run
between Ivigut and Philadelphia have
not yet arrived here, but have been seen
off Cape Race. They generally make
two trips every year and sometimes
three. They have been ice-bound on
the southwest coast of Greenland since
June 1, but have not been able’ to clear
the field drift, which lines the coast as
far as the eye can reach from the highest
mountain peak. The steamer For
managed to clear the ice and report the
vessels loaded on her arrival 4t' Copen-
Ivigut, the cryolite traders, loading
point, is 500 miles south of Peary’s ice
ound home. Ifthe Kite should reach
this high point, which is considered
doubtful. the return trip would be even
more’ hazardous. An open winter in
the far North has sent down such a mass
of bergs and field ice as to’ not only
endanger every vessel running there, but
threaten the fast liners, having drifted
into the routes used by the regular liners
many miles further south.
Rev. Sam Small Shot.
Loughs Break Up a Meeting and the Evanglist
is Seriously Wounded. \
Vincennes, Ind., Sept. 6.—Rev.
‘Sam Small, the noted Evangelist, was
shot in the thigh last night at Hazleton,
15 miles south of this city. The pro-
hibitionists have him holding meetings
at Hazelton, and Small was invitea to
speak. At the evening session a crowd
of toughs rushed in and broke up the
Rev. Small went to his hotel’ and was
about to retire, when a shot was fired
through the window, hitting the Evan-
!'gelist in the thigh. An attempt is be-
ing made to arrest the perpetrators. * Mr.
Small is resting easily to-day.
Dr. Tibbens Makes a Valuable Discov-
An Effectual Destructant of Canada Thistles.
We do not know that the following
was intended for publication, but as it
refers to a subject in which our farmers
and land owners are deeply interested,
and is not marked private we give it
publicity in the hope that some one may
be able to suggest a method by which
the public at large may be benefitted
by it, and at the same time give to the
discoverer some return for tho result of
his inyestigations.
Beech Creek, Pa., Sep. 5, 1892,
Hox. P. GRAY MEER— Dear Sir :—I read your
article on Canada thistles in your paper last
week. Cutting the weed before the seed rip-
éns will prevent the patches from spreading,
but will not destroy the original plant for I
think it is perpetual.
A year ago I discovered a remedy that will
destroy them effectually root and stamen by
one application.
It will destroy the root so deep in the earth
that it will not grow the next season.
It will also destroy the germ in the seed
even when fully. matured.
The preparation is easily applied and is very
cheap. I can buy it for one and a half cents
per pound and in large lots, I suppose, could be
bought for a half cent per pound or perhaps
even as low as one fourth cent.
One man will destroy from one to five acres
per day according to the thickness of the
growth, and if the growth is very thick the
ground could be deluged with the material
with some form of sprinkler, the cheapness of
this article I think would warrant this.
I applied some on the thistles in the pres-
ence of W. W. McDowell and Hon. J. W. Mer-
ry. Mr. McDowell was very favorably im-
pressed and said he would give one hundred
dollars to have them destroyed on his farm.
J. W. Merry when he saw the weed wilt and
die before hiseyes in less than a minute ex-
claimed it is worth a million dollars.
Now 1 do not want to make a million of dol
lars out of the discovery, but what I would like
is to have a fair remuneration for a discovery
that is worth so much to the farmer. Thou-
sands of acres are rendered almost or quite
worthless from this weed.
I will give any person an interest in the en-
terprise if he will suggest a plan so that I can
be protected.
You might suggest that I get it patented, I
can get it patented but the one ingredient
which I believe has the great affinity for the
weed is so common a drug that anyone having
only a smattering knowledge of drugs will rec®
ognize it immediately from its chemical be.
havior. No patent will prohibit any person
buying a single drug at a drug store and apply
ing it to any use he wishes to.
You might suggest that I exploit it private.
ly, I could not do this very long until every
one would know the preparations.
What I want is to have it arranged so that I
could sell to farmers the right to use tt.
Very Blspectsaily,
On The Defensive.
Ex-Speaker Reed, in his speech op-
ening the Republican campaign in
Portland, said: “The Democracy is
never on the defensive: they have
never done anything in this generation
to defend.”
In this the Democrats differ wideiy
from their opponents.
Pretty much everything that the
Republicans have done in the last de-
cade calls for very ingenious defense,
They spent a billion dollars in two
years, and are trying to defend the ex-
travagance by claiming that, with their
help, the Democrats inthe present
Congress did no better.
They raised the war tariff after a
quarter of a century of peace—permit-
‘ting monopolists to write their own
schedule of duties in return for cam-
paign contributions—and defend it by
the most astonishing statementsto an
intelligent people.
They converted a surplus of §$100,-
000,000 into a deficiency of an equal
They inaugurated and submitted to
the rule of an autocrat in the House of
Representatives, and stole a dozen seats.
from pure wantonness,
They have rewarded the raisers of
corruption funds with Cabinet offices,
protected in the courts detected organ-
1zers of bribery, created rotten-borough
States to fasten their grip upon the Sen-
ate, and prostituted the machinery’ of
justice to partisan uses, Id
The Republicans are on the defen-
sive along the whole line.
There need be no misunderstanding
on that point. — Ez.
Hill Has Been Working.
Senator Hill has responded nobly to
the appeals to justify his famous
utterance, “I am a Democrat.” His
Fourth of July letter urging loyalty to
the ticket and the cause has been follow-
ed by direct, personal efforts upon plans
thoroughly matured during his needed
rest at Normandie and on his yachting
excursion. Ispeak by authority when
I say that Senator Hill will be tendered
a portfolio in the cabinet of President
Cleveland, and will be to him what
Secretary Seward, under similar circum-
stances concerning the nomination, was
to President Lincoln. Those Republi-
cans who have based their hopes of suc-
cess upon dissensions among the Demo-
cratic leaders—if they have any hope of
success—must now ‘invent some other
kind of consolation. Democratia
statesmen are not built that way. Neith-
er is ex-Secretary Blaine, who will Tom
Reed on his own ground, but who will
not support the ungrateful pygmy who
kicked him out of the cabinet.— Texas
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Strikers Boycott A School.
Homestead Scholars Hoot at Non-Uuion Teach-
ers, Under Guard.
HoMESTEAD, Pa, Sept. 6.—The at-
tendance at Homestead public schools
showed a great falling-off to-day on ao-
count of the refusal of the School Board
to displace the Misses Baily daughters
ofa non-unionst. About one-third of
the usual number of pupils were ab-
sent. .
A novel sight was the guard around
the school house composed of Dred
Sheriffs, commanded by Chief Gray.
‘number of small outbreaks’ occurred
|aniong the boys, who called the téachérs
| “'scabs’’ and hooted ‘at them.