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T BY P. GRAY MEEK.
—Yes— protection razes wages.
—1f protection protects what coat of.
mail does the farmer wear ?
Iams is working the thumb screws on
Col. STREATOR this week at Pittsburg.
—J Ack RosinsoN held a full hand of
clubs, at Williamsport, on Wednesday.
—Davip B. HILL has spoken. We
are waiting for some word from BLAINE,
—The Broom Corn Syndicate will un=
doubtedly make a clean sweep of some
—The tariff must be taken off rubber
goods or women will :have to discard
— With a tariff of 35 percent. on
leather is it any wonder a woman won’
bridle her tongue.
— With aband on one’s hatard a
drum in one’s ear, he’ll surely have mu-
sic each day in the year.
—The political orator took the stump
before he spoke. The tramp usually does
the same before he smokes.
—Senator HILL'S two speeches are
mountains which the Republicansin the
Empire state will never get over.
—=If you expect to help throw off the
yokaof Republican oppression don’t for-
get to pay your taxes before October 8th.
—Chestnuts have made their appear-
ance in market. People can eat them
and hear them too by attending a Re-
publican mass meeting.
—TFarmers you are offered 70cts a
bushel for your wheat when thereis a
famine in Russia. Look to Republican-
ism for an explanation.
—The Altoona Tribune remarks,
“this is a good year to cut one’s ticket.”
Yes and to cut one’s throat unless the
Democratic ticket is voted straight.
—America’s greatest band master,
PATRICK SARSFIELD GILMORE, is dead.
May the echoes of his great Boston
Péace Jubilee sound his requiem down
the halls of eternity.
—A California tin works has just sus-
pended operations. Perhaps owing to
the strain on its out-put] occasioned by
thedemand for tin for those badges of
HarrisoN and Rep.
—Washington papers say the ‘old
Vets.” were killed with kindness,during
their stay in the national Capitol. We
have noticed no decrease in the pension
roll since the slaughter, however.
—Only enough tariff to meet the exi-
gencies of the government economically
administered, an honest dollar, an hon-
orable pension roll, a grave for the Force
bill and the Republican party is ail we
—Rassian rail-roads and the Republi-
can machine are tar distant from each
other in one respect yet closer in anoth-
er than you might imagine. The for-
mer are run with coal-oil, while the lat-
ter works only by a liberal application
—It took Fayette county justice
nine years to hunt up ALBERT COOLEY
and convict him. It was so exhausted
when time for sentence came around
that he only got eight months. It
doesn’t take a very strong imagination
to see Jersey smile at such ice wagon pro-
—The Republican press is having a
great time trying to make the people be-
lieve that there is discord in the Demo-
cratic organization. It can ill afford
wasting its time and space on such a fu-
tile work, for since Alabama, Verment,
and Maine have been heard from all the
Hes that it can invent will be needed to
help the fallen cause.
—Oculists say that the United States
has a smaller percentage of blind people
than any other country in the world.
Republicans will realize the fact after
November 8th. The farmer and work-
ingman unite in the chorus:
Once I was blind,
But now I can see:
The hope of our land—
Maj. McKINLEY received his firstde-
feat in the political forum when Gov.
CAMPBELL, of Ohio, called upon him to
name one workingman whose wages had
been raised by the McKINLEY bill. His
downfall as a protection logician oc-
curred in Philadel phia,on Monday night,
when Col. A. K. McCLURE, of the
Times, rent asunder his flimsy veil of de-
ception and demonstrated the pre-emi-
nent need of tariff reform.
-- It might be interesting for our far-
mer readers to know that 4,000 million-
aires in these United States are worth
as much money as the combined value
of all the farms in the country. You should
r eflect seriously as to how such a state
of affairs has come to pass. And since
wheat has now fallen to the phenomen-
ally low price of 70 cents per
bushel you might spend your lei-
sure time inlookingup statistics to see
STATE RIGHTS AND FEDERAL UNION.
BELLEFONTE, PA., SEPT. 30, 1
You May Scarcely Believe It.
If the Democrats in this State could
only get into their heads the actual
condition ofthe Republican party in
Pennsylvania; if they knew the inter-
nal troubles that are distracting and
dividing it ; the desertions that are qui-
etly being made from it; the indiffer-
ence that thousands of heretofore act-
ive workers feel towards its success,
they would be encouraged beyond meas-
ure to hope for results that but few aa-
ticipate, and expect a victory that one
would be laughed at for talking about.
The truth is, that as political condi-
tions exist in Pennsylvania to-day, the
state is doubtful. The failure of the
tariff to secure the prosperity its advo-
cates promised ; the Homestead troub-
les; the numerous strikes; the de-
creased wages and lack of employment
for workingmen; the beggarly price
the products of the farm brings under a
Republican policy ; the depressed con-
dition of all kinds of business, and the
anti-Quay sentiment that exists in
every county in the State, promises a
political revolution that will not only
surprise Republicans but should en
courage and rejoice the® heart of every
Democratic voter in the Common-
It is not a question with Democrats
how to vote under the new election
law. That is an easy job. Opportu-
nities will be given all to ascertain the
workings of the new system aud how
to cast their ballots properly. There
will be no trouble about voting if the
voter is got to the polls. This is what
Democratic attention shonid be called
A full Democratic vote in Pennsyl-
vania, increased by that of the scores of
Republicans who desire a change—the
farmers who feel the oppression of a rob-
ber tariff ; the workingmen who have
ascertained that ‘“‘protection’’is no bene-
fit to them,and the business man whose
investments have decreased in value
under the policy of the Republican par-
ty—will make the State so doubtful, if
not Democratic, that there would be no
crowing over majorities or no longer
references made to it as the rock-ribbed
Republican commonwealth it is now
considered to be.
We tell you, honestly Democrats,
there is a chance for Pennsylvania.
You do your duty quietly and unosten-
tatioucly ; see that those who vote our
ticket have their taxes paid; make your
arrangements to get EVERY vote to, the
polls and you will be gloriously eur-
prised at the result.
You may doubt this statement, but
remember the fact that, six weeks be.
fore the election, this paper told you
that if the full Democratic vote is polled
in Pennsylvania its legislature will be
Democratic and its electoral vote, if
‘Republican-at all, will have so small a
majority that there will be no boasting
The WarcaMaN speaks thus posi-
tively because it KNows what it is talk
Didn't Show up That Way in Maine.
Ifit was a truth that labor was bene-
fited by the election of HArrIsON and
is prosperous under the robber taxa
tion of the McKinrLey bill, it would
take neither bribed officials nor forged
figures to prove it. Workingmen
would know it for themselves ; pay-days
would prove it, and their steady em-
ployment and additional comforts
would be most convincing evidence
that it was not a myth. Dowa in
Maine the workingmen didn’t seem to
be aware of any such a blessed condi-
tion as the Republican papers and
speakers would have believe they enjoy,
or else they are exceedingly unmindful
of such benefits and ungrateful for the
blessings they are told protection bringg,
In every manufacturing center in that
state, at the rezent election, the returns
show a largely increased Democratic
and a correspondingly decreased Re-
publican vote. This simple fact, that
the workers in the mills and manufac:
tories of Maine, voted squarely against
the Republican party, to which they
have heretofore adhered, gives the lie
direct to the pretense that the policy of
that party has benefited labor, and that
under 1ts administration the working-
if monopolists have been made to suffer a
corresponding reduction in the tariff,
Take the matterinto your own hands this
fall. #* What is sauce for the goose is sauce
for the gander.” :
men are prosperous and contented.
| Men are not given to voting against
! that which they know is benefiting
——Subscribe for the WATCHMAN.
- posed. W hile the lawis a ‘fake’ so far as
Facts for Democratic Soldiers.
When any dirty, lying Republican
telis you that CLEVELAND was not a
friend of the soldier, or that he was op-
posed to pensioning them, hit him with
the following facts:
In March 1885, when he was inaugu-
rated, there was 345,000 pensioners, all
told, upon the pension rolls. When he
left the office there was 489,000 names
upon “the list, showing an increase
During the first three years of his
term, his Commissioner of Pensions—
GEN. BLack—issued 359,452 certificates,
or 168,232 MORE than were issued dur-
ing the preceeding three years under
During these same three years, the
Democratic administration paid out for
pensions $34,000,000 more than was
paid ont by any Republican adminis-
tration that preceeded it, in the same
length of time.
During President CLEVELAND,S term
of office he signed, or permitted to be-
come laws, 1,825 private pension claims,
or 269 More than had been approved
by or become laws under ALL of the
Republican administrations that pre-
ceeded him from 1861 to 1885.
Should Not Deter Anyone.
There will not be near the trouble vot.
ing under the new election law, at the
coming election, that is generally sup-
reforming the eyilsit was intended to do
away with, and is about as understand-
able in many of its provisions as a
Choctaw speech would be to a Chinese,
the voting part, that will fall to the lot
of the people, will be easily enough
performed, and can be understood and
correctly carried out, by any one.
The new arrangement of the ticket
will leave the groups stand out plainly»
and a single mark in the small square
at the right of the word Democratic
will indicate a vote for 2ll the names i
in that group. Opportunities to see
how voting will be conducted and how
the voter will cast his ballot, will be
given to every Democrat who desires, be-
tween this and the election, co that
none need fear their inability to prop-
erly cast their ballot in November.
This much we say as a matter of in-
formation, and encouragement to those
Democrats who fear that the new sys-
tem of voting will deter many from
coming to the election under the im-
pression there will be difficulty in vot-
ing. 1 ;
When once understood, and every
Democrat will be given the opportuni-
ty to thoroughly understand, it will be
just as easy to vote as it was under the
old system. This every Democrat
should know. :
What Causes It.
If two years of trial of the McKINLEY
tariff bill succeeds in reducing the price
of the farmer's wheat from 95 to 70
cents per bushel, a four years contin
uation of this policy, at the same
rate of decrease, wili leave the business
of grain-raising in this country to be
carried on for the amusement it affords,
rather than for any profits that might
be expected from it.
Possibly the farmers have had
enough of it. If not, they should eon-
tinue to vote for a policy that limits the
market for their grain to such demand
as our own country may have for it,and
an additional experience of four years,
with the same results, that have been
felt during the past two, will leave
them without either farm or market to
A protective tariff that stands in the
way of European demand for our sur-
plus wheat is not the policy any sensi-
ble farmer should favor.
It1s the real reason for 70 cents wheat.
——-Thirty-two years ago the farm-
ers were the most independent and pros-
perous citizens in the community. Near-
ly all of them owned their homes and
a8 a class they were the money lenders
of the country. It 18 different now.
To-day as a class they are the borrow-
ers; mortgages cover their homes; the
value of their farms have decreased:
the proportion of tenant farmers has
increased, and the products of their fields
command a-less price than ever. We
have had thirty-two years of Republi:
can rule and almost that long a trial of
a high protective tarifi, But don’t whis-
per these facts aloud if you don’t want
to be characterized as a ‘calamity
Of Little Consequence.
Mr. T. V. PowbtrLy, who was once
a power in labor and political circles
in this state, but who lost his influ-
ence in both when he joined hands
with QUAY a year ago to continue the
Livsey-BarpsLey methods in the man-
agement of the State Treasury, and as
a professed friend of a Constitutional
Convention, accepted a nomination
from a party bitterly opposed to it, is
striving earnestly to attract some atten-
tion to himself again. On Wednesday
last he was out in a letter in the
Knights of Labor Journal complaining
that the Democrats were using his North
American Review article, “Labor and
Protection,” as a campaign document ;
on Thursday he allowed himself to be
interviewed at Wilkesbarre and declared
that he was a Republican, and on Fri-
day he giyes out an other interview, at
Scranton, in which he asserts his be-
lief in the People’s party and the opin-
ion that the Knights of Labor,as an
organization, will support WEAVER as
their choice for President. :
At one time Mr. PowDERLY's voice
was potent with influence for the party
or candidate for which he spoke. It
was while he honestly and earnestly
devoted his efforts toward ameliorating
the condition of the workingmen of the
State. Bat when he accepted QuAaY’s
bribe of a nomination on the Republi-
can ticket, in return for his influence
in favor of the party that had organ.
ized and fostered every wrong that
workingmen complained of ; that had
legalized and given birth to every mo-
nopoly that cursed the State and robbed
labor ; that had had control of the law-
making power of both State and gener-
al governments for years, and had re-
fused to enact any legislation in the in-
terest of the masses, he simply placard-
ed himself as the tool of politicians and
the enemy of the cause he had for years
professed to espouse.
When Mr, PowDERLY recognized and
endorsed M. C, BurLer's contract, with
Quay, to deliver the labor vote of the
State in 1891 to the ring candidate for
State Treasurer, in return for a place
on the ring tinket for Mr. POWDERLY
as a candidate for a Constitutional
convention that was never to be called,
he simply passed under a political
cloud that all the interviews he can
write will nou lift, or all the profess-
ions he can make take from about hin
the black and corrupting shadows that
If Mr. PowpERLY is still a Repabli-
can ag his one interview would indi-
cate, he is only what he wasa year
ago when he was a candidate upon that
ticket and received a less vote than any
of his associates, and if he has changed
to an advocate of the People’s party, as
his other interview declares he has, it
is only the loss to the Republicans of
that much. :
In either event it is nothing to the
Democracy, and the attempt of the Re-
publican press to take consolation out
of the fact that a candidate upon their
own ticket, no longer than a year ago,
should growl because his own declara-
tious as to the disastrous effects protec-
tion has had upon labor, is used by the
Democracy, only shows the. desperate
straits they are in, and the difficulty
they have, in finding: anything in the
present campaign out of which to ex-
tract consolation or encouragement.
Both Rotten and Their Fgures Lie.
Marsa and Barbsiey could show
by figures that the, then, rotten Key-
stone Bank was just as safe as any
moneyed institution in Philadelphia,
but the cash and securities were not
there to sustain the figures and the
bank went under and BArDsLEY went
to the Peuitentiary, Its about the
same situation with the Republicans’
and Pecks’jfigures in New York, that
prove that the McKINLEY tariff has in-
creased the price of labor. The figures
may show it plain enough, but the
trouble is with the facts,—they don’t
back the figures up, and when the
workingmen walk up to get their in-
crease of wages, they find, just as the
Keystone depositors did, that the fig-
ures lie and they areleft. Likethe Key-
stone bank, the Republican protective
policy is rotten, and like Mars and
BarpsreY's book-keeping, Prck’s fig
ures are only furnished to hide that
——The next thing for every Demo-
crat to do is to see that his taxes are
A Statistical Burchard.
From the Phila. Telegraph. (Rep.)
“Peck brought out the summary of
his report, undoubtedly for campaign
purposes, a month or more ahead of
the usual time. © When the acuracy of
his conclusions was questioned, if he
was playing a fair game, he had it
within his power to silence his accusers,
and to put them to confusion. Instead,
he takes refuge by consigning.to the
flames the original papers. There is
not an intelligent man in New York or
elsewhere who cannot see what all this
means, Peck has made a mess for
himself, and the sequel abundantly
confirms the observations originally
made in these columns concerning his
ridiculous document. It was utterly
unworthy of attention on the part of
any intelligent man, and the Republi-
can National Committee made a blun-
der little less than a crime in taking it
up as a first-class campaign document.
It Jooks very much as though Peck
was likely to turn out the Burchard in
the present instance.”
Exactly How It Is.
From the Northampton Democrat.
A tariff for revenue only simply
means to collect no more money from
the people than is necessary to carry
on economical government. To collect
more, the Democratic party says is
robbery, although it may be done un-
der the forms of law. The Republican
party claims that it is right to tax one
man and bestow it on another. It is
this system that has made hosts of
millionaires throughout the country,
while millions of the toiling poor have
not sufficient bread to appease their
hunger. The millions of toiles of this
land will have an opportunity to ex-
press their opinions concerning the
merits of the two propositions on elec-
How They Love the Soldier.
From the Delaware County Democrat.
The Republican party delights to
pose as the especial champion of the
veterans of the late war, but how much
sincerity is in it may be seen by.the
party’s acts. For example, at the
Republican primaries held last May
every one of the nine soldier candidates
who had a competitor was defeated.
They were Jos. R. T. Coats, Wm. C.
Gray, Thomas Lees, Albert Magnin,
G. O. Yarnall, Brinton J. Heyburn,
John B. Neal, A. V. B. Smith, and
0, yes, the Republican party has a
special love for the soldier, as they
have for the negro—about election
From the St, Louis Republican.
The measure is not the outcome of
ignorance or false theories of govern-
ment, but of deliberate and rascally
conspiracy to substitute force and frand
for free elections, to abolish real repre-
sentative government and to make a
narrow and greedy oligarchy of office-
holders supreme arbiters of the nation’s
destiny. Ifthe bill had been allowed
to pass in the Senate, Benjamin Harri-
son could easily re-elect himself presi-
dent for life, and the usurpers in
Washington could never be got rid of
except by armed revolution,
Don’t Try It.
From the Clearfield Spirit.
There is a way of avoiding the 20
er cent. tariff on soap, but the State
of Health is on the alert for the
dodgers. There is a way of avoiding
the 25 per cent. tariff on English Bibles
but the moral status of the community
will hardly warrant the avoidance.
There is a way of avoiding the 40 per
cent. on paregoric. Don't do it. Think
of poor little Willie with the colic all
night to avoid a little tariff. There is
a way of fooling the people on the tar-
iff by making believe that the consum-
er doesn’t pay it.
On Whom They Rely.
From the Bradford Gazette. .
The Republican bosses fondly hope
that a small class of tariif-made multi-
millionaires will grant the G. 0. P. a
new lease of ipower by casting their
mite into the corruption coffers, The
Democracy look to the great mass of
the people, over-iaxed and plundered
by the Republican system of mispro-
tection, for support. Who can doubt
the issue now that the light has been
turned on the merits of this great ques-
Mr, Harrison's New Wardrobe.
From the Louisville Courier-Journal.
Not so very long ago Mr. Harrison
met the Democrats’ proposition to re-
duce tariff taxation and cheapen prices
with the sneer that ‘a cheap coat
makes a cheap man.”
that the great object of the Republican
tariff policy was to cheapen prices.
Evidently the President has added not
only a cheap coat but a turn-coat to
A Hard Thing to Do.
From the Peoria Herald. ‘
One of the hardest things to do is to
persuade & man that his wages have
been raised when he isn’t getting any
more money. That's the job the pro
tection editors have tackled.
He now claims |
Spawls from the Keystone,
—Four children are ill with diphtheria at
—A colliery belt at Mahanoy Plane squeezed
Patrick Kelly to death.
—A fall of coal near Shamokin crushed te
death Victor Palaczanie. ;
—While hunting at Adamstown, William
Moyer shot himself dead.
—Reading fire laddies entertained the Fair®
mount boys of Norristown.
—Michael Lambavidge was the vielim of g
Shenandoah mine disaster.
—Brakeman Albert Garrison was decapitae
ted by a car at White Haven.
—By falling down stairs, Mrs. Sewell, of
Seybertville, suffers a broken neck.
—The Moravian Theological Seminary, ag
Bethlehem, was dedicated Tuesday.
—In falling from a swing at Shamokin little
Joseph Zuern sustained fatally injuries.
—Ten farmers were arrested at Huntingdon
for putting fish nets in the Juniata River.
—Farmer Isaac Beans, of Northampton, had
both of his legs broken while unloading hay.
—The Berks County Teachers’ Institute
officially decided to celebrate Columbus Day,
—Fatal injuries were received by Walter
Buehler by falling in an Ashland colliery,
—The Patriotic Order Sons of America ade
journed at Lebanon, to meet next year in Chi®
—Henry George a Homestead non-unionist,
has been missing for four days, and murder ig
—In the hose contest among State firemen
at Hazleton, two Pittston companies divided
—Four year old Alice Czaja, who was lost ab
Hazleton for five days, was found alive on the
— After idleness of 17 months the plate
deparcment of Light Rolling Mill, at Lebe
—Bya premature explosion inthe, Ryan
slate quarry, near Easion, George Shissler,
Jr., lost his life,
—Health Commissioners have personally ins
spected 3000 Reading homes to fortify them,
—A frightened mule hurled from his back
Frank Leisky,- Lancaster, and the boy was
picked up dead. .
—Financial troubles caused Contractor
Dorsey Scott to kill himself Tuesday evening
at Johnstown. ”
—Impure drinking water at Ashland has
developed several cases of typhoid, and
physicians are alarmed.
—Ordinances are pending in Councils tq
permit all the street car lines in Reading to
use the trolley system.
—Monroe County claims the youngest core
netist in the State—a lad of 11 years-who playg
regularly in a brass band.
—Attorneys for Petro Buccieri, who wag
convicted of murdering Sister Hildaberta
have applied for anew trial.
—A runaway horse struck Carpenter Wile
liam Reeder, at Claster, and he died of his ine
juries a few hours afterwards.
—All Oxford rejoiced Friday when Burling’g
Foundry and Machine Works were dedicated
with speechmaking and music.
—A broken drawhead made an electric cap
to run amuek at Lebanon, but the passengerg
were more irightened than hurt,
—Charged with having bound and robbed
Frederick Kuhlhoff, of Landisville, of $600,
Conrad Dagen, a tramp, was locked up.
—8truck by dropsy, which had reached hig
heart, Thomas Terry, of Chancefore township
was found dead on the floor of his house.
—Driven crazy by his 8-year-old son’g
death, Charles Harmer, of Andalusia, commits
ted suicide Monday by swallowing poison.
—The breaking of a high trestle at Spring®
dale Colliery, Ashland, hurled Thomas Richa
ardson and his mule far below, killing both,
—Officials of the Columbia National Banlg
have been informed that «etectives have loca®
ted John F. Miller, the - . iaulting bookkeeper’
—While asleep iz. market wagon at Lane
caster, a little so t D. W. Diffenbach, rolled,
out upon the .i-eet and was probably fatally
—In all sections of the State where its sysa
tem enters, the Philadelphia and Reading
Railroad has begun a general cleansing of sta’
—The case involving the Seventeenth Leg
islative district nomination, claimed by Fow
and Dailey was heard in Harrisburg Wedness
—A cloudburst seven miles from Coluumbig
did immense damage and swept away the
Pennsylvania Railroad bridge yat Shock'y.
—Foremen and machinists of the Reading
mines must hereafter live close to the colliers
ies in order to beon hand when accidentg.
—A search of tour days resulted Friday in
the finding of the body of Joseph F. Kelly, of
Philadelphia, who was drowned at Middles
—While driving along the Bristol pikey
Lendrum Vansant, of, Bristol, was badly
crushed by a strange horse colliding with hig
—William Simpson and Jacob Gaul, of Phils
adelphia, were disorderly ina Philadelphig ..
and Reading car and were landed in jail ag
—In trying to make Jacob Malot, colored, of
Johnstown, apologize for having been a slave
a white man named Storm, in his rage, fatally
—There was a lively discussicn Friday af
the Patriotic Order Sons of America convens
tion in Lebanon over proposed constitutiona}
—For stabbing Henry Kyle, nine years agg,
Alb ert Cooley, a brother of the notorious out,
law, was sentenced at Uniontown to 18 months,
—Having confessed the attempt to wreck ag
Annville electric car, Harry McCaully ang
William Cox were locked up at Lebanon in dg.
fault of $10,000 bail each.
—Five demijohns of liquor were stolen on
Saturday from Harvey Coward's hotel, at
Leiperville, and William Feely and, Willian
Smith have been arrested.
—Suit for damage has been brought af
Reading against the Philadelphia and Read.
ing Company by 8-year-old Maude Seidel,
whose father was killed in 1890,
—An abusive response from Edward Snyder,
of Easton, and Robert Ferriling, of Bethlehem,
who were charged with assault’ and “robbery °
caused Judge Reeder to send them to the
Eastern penitentiary for four years.