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om Tak Slings.
— Public office isa public bust—--Raum.
—Cross eyed spectacles will be sold
at two ring circuses next season.
— Philadelphia has wakened up. She
has actually got a case of cholera.
—=Shocking scenes are of daily occur-
rence in corn fields all over the county.
—'Tis well that the cholera scare
came so long after the appearance of the
— Mother Nature's leaves will be pret-
ty well thumbed by the time she gets
done turning them.
--The foreigner certainly cannot be
made to pay the tariff which the Home-
stead sort of protection levies.
— Say something good or nothing at
4 Vy &
STATE RIGHTS AND FEDERAL UNION.
BELLEFONTE, PA., SEPT. 23, 1892.
Need For Energetic Work.
We know that Republican losses, in
States that are thoroughly Republican
like Vermont and Maine, are not cer-
tain indications of Democratic success,
but they are exceedingly hopeful point-
ers to a victory that is within our reach,
if, as Democrats, we but do our duty.
Let these losses be attributed to what
all about your neighbor, for perhaps he
may read this advice and follow it also.
—1f you have nothing to say keep
your mouth shut. Don’t blather simp-'
ly to let the world know what a big fool
~—“What’s in a name?’ —Campaign
stump speakers and barn storming the-
atrical companies all fight shy of Egg
—-A New Haven, Conn. Italian
named RooNEY has the cholera. His
sister ANNIE died with a similar com-
plaint last summer.
—The people grieve, with their chief
Executive, over the illness of his wife,
and their prayers are : that her recovery
may be speedy and sure.
—Get into as many domestic ‘scraps’
as possible now. Let your blood boil every
day if it will. Boiling is the only thing
that will kill cholera germs.
—The sticker has taken its leave of
Pennsylvania politics, but the fellow
who wants the loan of a half dollar, on
election day, promises to do double duty
in the same line.
—*“The boys in blue,” ever zealous
for the dear old flag, started in on Mon-
day morning to paint the national capi-
tol a carmine hue. RAuM’S white ra-
cord will complete the colorings.
—The cold weather has occasioned
quite a slump in the ‘“tangle-foot”’ for
flies, but these frosty mornings are be-
ginning to make the article, which does
the same thing for man, enjoy a $ood
—Governor FLOWER, of New York,
is not the kind of a posy to be nipped
by Fire Island infernal machines. His
duty to his country was to use the most
stringent measures against cholera and
he did not hesitate.
—October 12th will be CoLuMBUS
day and we suppose something will have
to be done to commemorate the discov-
ery of this great country. It might be
in order for Maj. McKINLEY to discov-
er that his tariff bill is- all a “fake,” so
far as it helps the masses.
—Twenty-two yearsin the penitentia-
ry for BERGMAN the attempted assassin
of H. C. Frick is a sentence which
should be commended by ever law abia-
ing citizen of the land. It is equiva-
lent to a life sentence and therein is its
commendability. No community is safe
unless examples are made of such fel-
—The Philadelphia Press has made
up its mind that Goats’ hair was intend-
ed to be on the dutiable list of the Me-
KiINLEY bill. Ifit was, the framer of
the measure evidently intended to make
himself ‘pat’ with the custom house of-
ficers. It would not take much hunt-
ing to locate the hirsute appendage
which had been scraped off a Billy goat's
—You are on the brink of a yawning
chasm. Don’t hesitate, look into it. see
the broken pledges of the Republican
party, the fallen wages of American
labor, the increased price of necessities
and the growing wealth of the protected
monopolists. Reflect then before you
cast yourself down upon the wreckage
of broken faith by voting for a party
that sustains a force bill and McKINLEY
--The absurdity of Mr. Prck’s re-
port simply emphasizes the hopeless
position of the Republican press in its
vain endeavor tu make political powder
to boom a disintegrating party. The
compiler of this so called ‘report on the
tariff and wages’ has not individualized
in a single instance and his statement of
the increase of wages paid in 1891, over
those paid in 1890, if true, is due more
to natural extension of the business of
the manufactories represented than to
the McKINLEY bill. Senator ALbRrICH,
the Republican chairman of the Senate
investigating committee, only claimed
an increase of three-fourths of one per.
cent. which Mr. CARLISLE promptly
answered by proving that wages had in-
creased in unprotected plants, but de-
creased in the protected ones, yet Re-
publican organs, all over the country,
are making a great hell-a-baloo over a
‘‘report’’ made by a disgruantled politi-
cian who dares not publish the names
of the firms investigated nor figure a
cause they may—change of sentiment,
lack of interest, factional feuds, want
of organization, personal disappoint
ments or simple negligence in the mat-
ter of voting—they indicate a condition
of affairs that cannot but be discourag-
ing to the Republican masses, and
cheering to those who desire the defeat
of that party.
Any one, or all of, the many causes
to which the friends of President HaR-
RISON attribute the heavy falling off of
the Republican vote in these two States,
may be found existing in all of the
states in which elections will be held.
The general condition of affairs that
would create a lack of interest or a
change of sentiment among the Repub-
licans of Vermont and Maine, would ef-
fect those of New York, Michigan, Wis-
consin, Iowa or Illinois in like manuer,
and the same proportionate results in
these states, would give them all to the
Democrats by overwhelming majorities.
In Vermont the Republican loss was
over 20 per cent. of the total vote as
polled in 1888. This same ratio of loss
all over the country would lose them
every other state in the Union. If ap-
plied to Pennsylvania it would entirely
blot out the 78,000 majority HARRISON
had in 1888, and would give to the
Democrats a plurality of over 20,000;
and if to New York it would fasten
that state to the Democracy by over
Even the ratio of Republican losses
in Maine, which amounted to but a
trifle over 10 per cent. on the vote of
1888, and which state had the warning
that Vermont gave to incite it to do its
best, would, if experienced generally,
give New York to the Democracy by
over 50,000 majority ; Indiana by over
28,000 ; Illinois by 15,000; California
by over 5,000; Connecticut by over
10,000 ; Ohio by 21,000, and leave for.
the Republicans fewer electors than
the People’s party is almost certain to-
Whileit is to be hoped that Vermont
and Maine are but forerunners of a
general result that is to wipe Republi-
canism, with its blighting policy, from
a political existence, yet Democrats
should not forget that it is only through
the most energetic and persistent efforts
that this can be done.
Desperation over the situation they
find themselves in will drive the Re-
publican managers to extremes, they
would not have thought it necessary to
20, but for the warnings the Septem-
ber elections give them.
It is this latter fact that Democrats
should remember. TItis from this that
fear should come. To meet these eft-
orts every energy should be put forth,
and to prevent them becoming success:
ful, every precaution should be taken,
Let the Democracy be up and doing.
Hill to the Front.
On Monday vight last in Brooklyn,
Senator HiLL made his first speech of
the campaign, and if Republicans or
any other people, ever entertained the
idea that he was not heart and soul
for Democratic success, they should
read that speech and revise their opin-
ions. Since the campaign opened there
has not been as forcible a presentation
of Democratic principles, or as earnest
an appeal for Democratic organization
and work, as is contained in it. From
the first sentence to the last word it
shows a devotion to Democratic prin-
ciples and a desire for Democratic suc-
cess, that will shut the mouths of car-
ping critics and show to Republicans
the baselessness of any hopes they
entertained of Democratic divisions, in
consequence of Senator HILL'S course.
With this speech goes the last pros-
pect of Republican victory through
Democratic dissensions, It closes up
the Democratic ranks. It unites the
Democratic forces. It solidifies Dem-
ocratic purposes. It inspires Demo-
cratic efforts and incites men of all
shades of opinions to earnest, active
——The remedy for labor troubles,
according to Republican prescriptions,
is frequent doses of PiNkrrtoN Pills,
Where Is That Intelligence. ?
It is curious as well as amusing to
see the many different reasons given
by the Republicans for the disastrous
results, to them, in Vermont and Maine.
The last and the one we presume they
intend to stick to, is, that it was the
fault of the new election laws these
states have adopted ; their restrictions
and complications being such that the
ordinary voter could not understand
them and that as a consequence he
staid away from the polls.
This may be true, but if so, it is a lit-
tle rough on that boasted “Republican
intelligence,” of which we have always
heard so much. In fact, it has been
the claim of the Republican speakers
and press for years that the party they
spoke for, represented the intelligence
and learning ofthe country, and so per-
sistent were they in this assertion that
many of them actually come to believe
it the truth.
What an eye-opener an election un-
der the Australian ballot system must
be to them.
Alabama has almost the same kind
of an election law that Vermont and
Maine votes under, and yet Alabama
Democrats had sense and intelligence
enough to vote under the complications
of this new system, and we hear noth-
ing about the common voters down there
being unable to fully understand it.
Even the colored voter of that state
could see through the mysteries, the
New England Republican failed to
comprehend, and got his ballot into
the box all richt. The Democrats of
Vermont and Maine both seemed to
have intelligenze enough to know how
to vote and found no difficulty in mak-
ing up and depositing their ballots just
as they desired.
So that it is left to the educated (?)
intelligent (?) boastful Republican to
plead inability to understand and do
that which others find no trouble in
fully comprehending and accomplish-
Under the circumstances we are
compelled to ask, if this last excuse is
not a trifle thin, or if not, what has be-
come of the “intelligence” of which so
much has been heard, as being the par-
ticular accomplishment of the Repub-
lican voter ?
A Chance for Pennsylvania.
There is hope for the Democracy of
Pennsylvania. Vermont Republicans
lost 20 per cent. at their last election
and a similar loss here in the Keystone
State will give it to the Democracy by
20,000 majority, and there are the
same reasons here, why Republicans
should lose 20 per cent., on their vote
of 1888, there was in Vermont. Tar-
iff taxation i3 just as oppressive: the
danger of a force bill is just as appar-
ent ; business is at the same low ebb;
wages are no higher, and strikes and
lock-outs just as plentiful ; there are as
wany disappointed Republican aspir-
ants for office, and as many people
feeling the need of a change, and to
cap the climax of Democratic hopes,
McKiNLEY has been brought into the
state, just as he was taken into Ver-
mont, to emphasize and make positive
the fact, that in case of Republican
success, there would be no relief from
the oppression of the McKINLEY bill.
Under the same circumstances, why
should not Pennsylvania do as well as
——It was entirely unnecessary for
the Republicans to make asses of
themselves as they did in attempting
to convince the public, through fraud-
ulent statistics, that wages in New
York had goae up under the McKin-
LEY tariff. If such was the case the
workingmen would only be too delight-
ed themselves to certify to the fact,
which would be evidence beyond ques-
tion of the correctness of their state
ment. And until the wage earner
knows and can testify to an increase in
the price of labor, all the Prck’s full
of figures that Republicans can’furnish,
won't convince a single individual that
they are not lying for purely political
~———Shonld the Democrats of Ches-
ter county fail to get out of the Repub:
lican wilderness, in which they have
been lost these many years, it will not
be for the want ofa Moses to lead them.
It is some one, to whom this good old
biblical name was’ given, who heads
the ticket in that county for legislature.
Forged Figures Furnished for Facts.
From present appearances the Re-
publican effort to show that the tariff
has increased wages, will in at least
one instance, prove a boomerang of no
small dimensions. It is in the case of
the rotten Peck measure through
which they attempted to mete out the
benefits the workingmen of New York
received as a consequence of the Mo-
KiINLEY tariff bill.
Whether by the payment of a money
consideration, the promise of a position,
or what other corrupt inducement, is
not positively known, they secured a
preliminary report from a fellow by
name of Peck, who was filling the po-
sition of Commissioner, of Statistics for
that state, which alleged that since the
McKinrLey bill went into operation,
official figures showed that wages had
increased some twenty per cent. and
the out-put of the manufacturing es-
tablishments of the state had grown in
the same proportion.
These were such astonishing figures
that Peck himself knew they would be
doubted, and to strengthen his position
he made the proposal that the reports,
from which they were taken, would be
furnished anyone desiring to examine
them, and test their correctness.
Three gentlemen appointed by the
Democratic committee; at once “called
upon this official, for, the purpose of
accepting his proposal, and he then
made the excuse that it wonld take
some days to arrange the papers. At
the end of the time fixed, they again
called, and he refused to allow an ex-
amination on the ground that it would
be violating a promise he had made to
the manufacturers, not to make public
their names. The courts were then re-
sorced to, and a process issued requir-
ing him to furnish the evidence upon
which hisreport was founded, and rath-
er than do this, he deliberately set to
work to destroy such papers as he had,
and on Saturday night last, had subor-
dinates in his office burn the original
statistics, that as an official, the state
had paid him for collecting,and the re-
prospect of a term in the penitentiary
The fact that he refused to show the
reports upon which he based his tariff
document is all the evidence that is
necessary to prove it unworthy of any
credence whatever. The excuse that
he had promised to keep the names of
those furnishing the figures a secret, on-
ly adds to the certainty of their falsity,
from the fact that any manufacturer
who had increased the wages of his em.
ployees, would not be ashamed to haye
that fact known, nor would he object to
the public ascertaining that his busi-
ness had prospered daring the year.
Altogether this job of the Republi
cans, to bolster up an unpopular and
oppressive tariff, has proven a most dis-
graceful failure. It shows that failing
to find figures to sustain their
position, they will bribe corrupt officials
to forge lying statistics for that purpose,
and that when proof is demanded they
will defy the court by burning official
records that would establish their falsi-
Is a party that will stoop to such
despicable means to deceive the
people, worthy the support of any de-
Rotten and dirty as Prox has proven
himself to be, he is no more corrupt or
offensive than the Republican leaders
who would profit by his rascality and
——The Republicans are not getting
much consolation out of their Club
League Convention, which was held in
Buffalo last week. Ten thousand hur-
rahing visitors, in addition to the dele
gates, were expected, and in place of that
number less than three thousand dele-
gates and people, all told, were in at-
tendance. In the way of encourage:
ment to Republican hopes it was a
miserable failure, but as a precursor, of
what may be expected in November it
was a blooming success.
——It was because of his entire fit.
ness, as well as his location, that se-
cured to Mr. W, F. SurLu the nomina:
tion for Prothonotary. When he is
elected and installed in office, the peo-
ple, irrespective of party, will find him
one of the most efficient and obliging
officials that has ever filled that
A Party of Force.
From the Atchinson (Kan.) Patriot.
The g.o. p. (which, by the way,
stands for the going out party) is very
fond of calling for troops to put down
the working men. Their party was
born in war ; it has lived by war, and
rumors of war, and it cannot compre-
hend any discussion which is not to end
in a fight. During Harrison’s admin-
istration, we have been threatened with
war with Chili, war with Italy, war
with England, and we have had a labor
war in three states at one time. The
Republican policy which is behind all
these troubles leads directly to the Force
bill, which is intended to give the Feder-
al troops control of the elections, not
only in the south, but in all the states.
Without a war, without troops, without
a Force bill, the Republican party has
no reason to live, and it is going to die
hard. The Declaration of Independence
proclaimed for freedom and independ-
ence, and the American freemen will
never submit to the links of the clanking
shackles of the Force bill.
Andrew Jackson's Prophetic Words.
From Jackson's Farewell Address.
The corporations and wealthy indi-
viduals who are engaged in large manu-
facturing establishments desire a high
tariff to increase their gains. Design-
ing politicians will support it to concil-
iate their favor and to obtain the means
of profuse expenditure for the purpose
of purchasing influence in other quart-
ers. * * * Do not allow yourselves,
my fellow-citizens, to be misled on this
subject. The Federal Goverment can-
not collect a surplus for such purposes
without violating the principles of the
Constitution and assuming powers
which have not been granted. It is,
moreover, a system of injustice, and, if,
persisted in will inevitably lead to cor-
ruption and must end in ruin.
A Prosperous Farmer.
From the Reading Herald.
There is one farmer who is undoubt-
edly doing well under the McKinley
tariff. He is the owner of Ophir Farm
and his front name is Whitelaw. His
farm house has seventy-two roots. In
his wine cellar there is $20,000 worth of
the finest liquors and wines in the world
It takes forty servants to wait on the
farmer and his wife, and so great have
been the profits on his crops that he has
moquette carpet in his stables. Of
course the owner is a very shrewd
farmer, and something perhaps is due to
this and to his extraordinary agricultur-
al efforts, but still the McKinley bill
| should not be denied proper credit for
sult is he is now under arrest with the |
An Unintended Compliment.
From the Boston Herald.
“The Independents all vote the Dem-
ocratic ticket,” remarked a sapient
partisan of the Republican party the
other day, and he complacently thought
he had made a point in favor of the Re-
publicans in the assertion. What he
really had said was that the Democratic
party was the only one of the great par-
ties of the country that had attractions
for independent men,and that there was
no place in the Republican ranks for
any one but extreme partisans. The
Democrats have seldom received a
Ligher compliment, or the Republicans
been visited by a greater reproach than
the innocent individual paid them.
Weaning Time Never Comes.
From the Northampton Democrat.
A tariff solely for protection is a pure
ly modern Republican idea. The old
Wig party even never claimed the right
or power of taxation except for the pur-
poses of revenue, but claimed that the
taxes on imports should be so adjusted
as to protect our infant industries. The
Republican party, however, does not
believe in stopping with fostering an
“infant” industry, but to keep on min-
istering to it after it has become a full-
grown, arrogant and swaggering bully.
Going Back on Bayonet Rule.
From the Wellsboro Gazette.
The enemv should not be afraid or
ashamed of their record. Until very
recently a Force bill was demanded by
them as something that was necessary
for free and fair elections in the South.
They tried to pass one, they indorsed it
1n their last platform and now their is a
cry along their entire line that a Force
bill is something that they don’t want,
wouldn’t have and never dreamed of.
They shouldn’t go back on the bayonet
in this way.
The Australian Boomerang.
From the Louisville Courier Journal.
~ The Republicans blame the Austra-
lian ballot system for the reduction of
their majority in Vermont. It did not
reduce the Democratic majority in Ar-
kansas, so it appears the Republicans,
North as well as South, lose by the in-
troduction of this method of voting.
Such being the case, with what feelings
must the G. O. P. contemplate the pos-
sibilities in thirty States yet to vote in
the same way ?
Wouldn't Take Stock in His Own Doc-
From the New York Herald.
Edward, Ind., which has a tin-plate
plant and 8,500 lots for sale, is unhappy
because some of the stockholders tried to
unload on McKinley and other Repub-
lican statesmen who came to the dedica-
tion ceremonies. It was certainly in
Spawls from the Keystone,
—Mifflinburg will celebrate her centennial
—A runaway horse at Dunmore killed Kate
—Jacob B. Gable has been appointed post-
master at Lititz,
—John Steininger, of York, dropped dead
of heart disease. ;
—East Pennsylvania Lutheran Synod began
in Lancaster Wednesday.
—Four hundred foreigners were naturalized
in Pittsburg last Saturday.
—A new Home of the Good Shepherd will be
built in Scranton for $44,000.
—Tons ofrock fell upon John Roman, a
Hazleton miner, crushing out his life.
—A daughter of Mrs. Frederick Nicely, of
Berwick, found her mother dead in bed.
—A rock fell upon Fred Bard in an Ironville
quarry and his life is quivering in the balance.
—Souden Belar, Allegheny City, was a
corpse an hour after he drank a quart of whis-
—Examiners in the Reading lease case will
have a meeting in Harrisburg next Wednes-
—The Lancaster Board of Health has order-
ed a house-to-house inspection of the entire
—Pittsburg School houses have been pro-
nounced to be in a startlingly unhealthy con-
—The new registry gives Lackawanna coun-
ty 32,063 voters, a gain of about 1400 in two
—Flags for the school house of Lewisburg
willbe purchased by popular subscription
—Lancaster county’s completed Assessor’s
registry show 39,617 voters, a gain of 1700 since
—Wealthy Monongahela River coal opera-
tors will try to break the strike by importing
—The Stewart Iron Company, of Sharon, em-
ploying 150 men has signed the Amalgamated
—During a dispute at Kurtztown, James
George was shot and seriously wounded by a
—Homestead was greatly excited Monday
over the departure of the troops, but no trou-
—Theemployes of the Reading Iron Com -
pany are petitioning for a 10 per cent. increase
—Catholic societies of Reading will have a
grand parade and fireworks on the night of
Oc tober 12.
—Thomas Jamison, of Philadelphia, a brake-
man, was knocked from a car at Reading and
—Grand Army posts from every quarter of
the State started Monday for the encampment
—A whole day was consumed at Meadville
trying to get a jury in the Delamater embez,
—Miners in the vicinity of Pottsville worked
five days last week, and they expect to work
full time hereafter.
—Another of the Carnegie mills has been
started at Pittsburg, with non-union hands
—Rev. B. A. Conway was elected State spir-
tual director by the Catholic Knights of
America at Pottsville.
—Insurance Commissioner Luper says that
Pittsburg leads in fire losses in the State in
proportion to population.
—A Wilkesbarre Justice of the Peace se-
verely pummeled a wife-beater who became
obstreperous in his office.
—C. R. Smith, a Pennsylvania Railroad
brakeman, was knocked off his train by a
bridge near Sunbury and killed.
—There was a great concourse of people at
the corner-stone laying Sundzy of the Firs ¢
Reformed Church, at Parryville.
—A prison >, supposed to be Frank A. Rey.
nolds, ¢ .arged in Kalamazoo with murder
brcke out of the Bethlehem jail.
—By the non appearance of strike leader
Hugh Ross, at Homestead, Charles S. Schmitt
was obliged to pay $300 bail bond.
—A former employer of James Bloche, of
Pittsburg, refused him lodging and the dis-
heartened wretch drowned himself.
—A Williamsport druggist will be prosecut.
ed for selling enlorofor:n to Mrs. Annie M.
Rhoads, who died (om the inhalation.
—The body of Benjamin Oldham, who was
drowned in the Susquehanna River, at Lan.
caster, on Sunday, was found Tuesday.
—Thirty-six cars and a locomotive of the
Jersey Central were damaged by a rock that
rolled upon the track near Treichler's.
—The thirtieth annual session of the Berks
county Teachers’ Ibpstitute was opened at
Reading Monday with over 400 teachers.
—The two children of Robert Craven, vic-
tims «f the Ashbourne fire, were buried Mon-
day from the Presbyterian Church at that
—Night track walker Byas, of Elkton, Md:,
was killed by a Philadelphia, Wil ington and
Baltimore train. He leavesa wife and seven
—The corner stone of the Helen Stadizer
Boshek Memorial Chapel, to cost $50,000, and
built by the dead girl’s parents, at Bethlehem,
was laid Sunday.
—After escaping from tha Flemington, (N_
J.,) jail, where he was held for assaulting Le-
high Valley trainmen, Fitzgerald was capturs
ed at Bethlehem.
—Frederick Vierling, an inmate of the
County Hospital, Lancaster, has died from a
beating received at John Volen’s hands. Vo-
len was arrested.
—Murder in the first degree was the ver-
dict in the case of Pietro Buccieri, who killed
Sister Hildaberto at St. Joseph's Hospital,
Reading, last June.
—It has been proposed by miners in the vi
cinity of Pittston to send a long trhin load or
two of coal culm to the World's Fair to make
a miniature culm pile.
—The cholera scare caused Pittsburg to get
a thorough cleaning for once, and the ordin-
ary death rate dropped five per 1000 in the
inhabitants the first week.
—The master in the case of Hannah Evans
azainstthe Reading Fertilizing Company, at
Reading, decidefi that the big works would
have to move or shut down.
—The Master in the equity suit of the Nor
tistown Traction Company against the Citi
zen's Passenger Railway Company, has re-
ported in favor of the defendant, and if it fs
affirmed the electric road will be built.