Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, October 07, 1892, Image 1

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Ink Slings.
—If you areon the fence, sit there
until you decide to vote the Democratic
ticket. 3
—Maine and Vermont have been
heard from, so have Florida and
—The foundling asylum is an in-
fant industry which Mr. McKINLEY
forgot to protect.
—What has the Republican press to
say of Judge WALTER Q. GRERHAM’S
change of front.
—If any one asks you what Democra-
cy is, tell them that itis the antidote
for all the evils of Republicanism.
VOL. 37.
BELLEFONTE, PA., OCT. 7, 1892.
NO. 39.
A Give Away,
The strenuous efforts the Repulican
managers are making to raise an unlim-
ited corruption fund is a complete give
away of the condition of the campaign,
—The Republicans are said to be run- i from their point of view. It is only by
ning a “still hunt” campaign in the | the use of money that they can win.
south. It looks like an all winter
—Why the Honorable PATRICK
EGAN is home from Chili. Can it be
that the Democrats have intimidated
Dave MARTIN in New York?
-~If no other good comes from the use
of the Baker ballot, on November 8th,
by figuring the percentage of votes
polled to the number of voters we may
geta fair idea as to the general intelli-
gence of a community.
—Statistics show that the increased
duties of the McKINLEY bill have not di
minished importations. Therefore they
have not afforded a home market for
our products, and we have been robbed
by a theory which provesa ‘fake’ in
— With such men as Judge GRESHAM,
deserting their party, for the better prin-
ciples of Democracy, is it not a propos
to ask if HARRISON has become partic-
ularly anxious about the telegraph com-
munications with Barr Harbor ?
—Under the protectionist’s theory an
increase of wages comes from an in-
crease of tariff, but an increase in wages
increases the cost of production and
thus makes prices higher. Farmers do
you see it? Your market is, abroad and
the tariff does not affect you, except to
make you pay more for your clothing
and implements than you should.
—Mr. McKINLEY has protected the
hens of our country to the extent of five
cents per dozen on their product, but
when we tell their owners that nearly
eight million dozen more eggs are export-
ed than imported they will doubtless be-
gin to lay away some antique specimens
for use on the heads of the campaign liars,
who try to make them believe that they
receive any benefit from the tariff.
—*“The tariff is made for the benefit (?)
of the wage-worker and American me-
chanics.” Oh, yes! and the party that
makes it has gone still further in its
benevolent pursuits and Punted up a
protected few to hold the benefits (?) in
trust for the irresponsible (?) wage-
worker and American mechanic.
‘Won't it be a halcyon day when Demo-
cracy will have turned over the great
trust fund to its proper owners.
—It seems extremely ridiculous for a
man like Generai SNOWDEN to be con-
- tinually bringing himself before the
public as he does. His part in the TAMS
business, and the universal censure it re-
ceived, should have sufficed, but now he
appears as having instigated the arrest
of the Homestead workers on the
charge of treason. Surely such an one
is unfit for the position he holds and
guilty of a gross unjustice to his fellow
—According to McKINLEY ‘‘there
can be no permanently successful place
in America for a party which appeals to
passion and prejudice and ignorance.’
And that is exactly the reason that there
is no longer room for a party which
relies on the ‘‘ignorance’ of the people
toimpose a tariff tax which makes mil-
lionaires out of a few ‘at the expense of
the many ; upon the “prejudice” of a
people to wave the bloody shirt and
keep open the rankling sores of section-
alism and upon the “passion” of a peo-
ple to obliterate the frcedom of the bal-
lot from our statutes by the imposition
of an infamous Force bill.
—The immigration question is one
which neither party has had the cour-
age to take up nor isit likely that they
ever will inaugurate proceedings which
will stop the awful influx of undesirable
foreigners which threatens the perma-
nance of American institutions. You
may say that to close Castle Garden
would be to rob our government of that
sentiment of freedom which gave it
birth: But many of those who have en-
tered through its gates—miserable,
grovelling wretches and nurtured to
prosperity by the beneficence of our
blessed land, instead of returning the love
which such open armed generosity
should have inspired, rally under
the red flag of anarchy, nihilism and
socialism to sink the knife of treach-
ery into the vitals of the government
which has given them life and hope.
The immigration question should be put
above the narrow confines of party doc-
trines. The weal of our land is injeop-
ardy and every one of our free institu-
tions cries out against such license as
our immigration laws give.
It is upon the power of boodle and
their ability to buy the mercenary that
they hang their hopes.
They feel that to appeal to the rea-
son of the people is futile; they know
no promise they can make will be re-
lied upon; they understand that their
tariff policy is condemned by every in-
terest in the country, outside of the fav-
ored few for whose benefit it is intend-
ed, and realize that public sentiment is
aroused against their force bills, their
extravagances, and their onerous taxa-
tion. Knowing these facts, they pul
their reliance on money, and their ef-
forts to raise it, gives their tariff policy,
as well as their political condition,com-
pletely away.
When a Republican speaker or the
Republican press argues to the public
of the benefits of a protective tariff, they
attempt to make believe that such
policy is for the the good of all classes,
men and professions of all kinds. If
such was the case, why would that
party not demand of all these interests
a contribution to secure the continua-
tion of such a policy? Surely if the
workingmen and farmers and mechan-
ics and others were all benefited by the
enforcement of protective dogmas, the
party, representing and favoring this
policy, could confidently look to them
for support in the hour of need, and for
assistance in the time of its distress.
But it does not, and the very fact thai
it centres its hopes on, and makes its
demands of, the favored few whom its
policy is intended to protect and enrich,
is a complete give away of that policy,
and a direct pointer to the beneficiaries
of protection.
The oune fact that it is upon the man-
ufacturers of Philadelphia and] Pitts-
burg—the Doran's and the DisTon’s,
the CARNEGIE’s and the Pripps’—that
the Republicans rely for the money that
is to buy the re-election of Harrison
and the continuation of a robber tariff,
‘shows exactly the parties and interests
its policy benefits, and for whose ad-
vantage such measures as the McKin-
LEY bill is intended.
If the benefits of protection were for
the whole people the party favoring
that policy would not fail to depend
upon the people for its support.
As it is not, it relies upon the pocket
books it has filled, for the means that
will buy the mercenary, and enable it
to continue its policy of robbing the
masses for the benefit of the few.
Itis its effort to raise money, and
the parties on whom it feels it has a
right to make demands for boodle,
that gives its condition and policy
There was a time ounce in this coun-
try when only an attempt to overthrow
the government was considered trea-
son, but now, under the benign and
beneficent effects of a high tariff,and the
blooming success of Republican doc
trine and dogmas, an attempt, on the
part of workingmen, to secure living |'
wages,or an effortito protect themselves
from the outrages of a hired mob of
armed detectives, ‘constitutes that high
crime. Surely our country progresses
—towards a despotism of capital, and
the days of feudal lords.
The new Republican doctrine as
attempted to be enforced. by Republi-
can employers, as interpreted by Re-
publican courts and as supported by
the Republican press, makes fealty
to organized labor, or opposition to
PiNkERTON detectives, treason, If the
workingmen are ready to endorse this
monstrous doctrine, they can show
their approval by voting for the party,
that by the action of its representatives,
attempts to enforce it.
———When men like Judge GREsHAM
and Hoo. Wayne Me Veacn, find cause
to leave the Republican party, is it not
time for other decent people to get
away from its corrupting embrace ?
—1If you fail to pay your taxes you
may tail to get a vote. To-morrow,
Saturday, is the last day.
A Party of Inconsistencies and Hy-
It is queer inconsistency and shame-
less hypocrisy that political conditions
and party necessities require Republi
can speakers and the Republican press
to be guilty of.
They proclaim their party in favor
of civil service, and endorse,its giving
the offices to men who have furnished
¢boodle’” as did WaNaMakER, or cor-
rupt voters, as did Dave MARTIN.
They enact a robber tariff, to ‘‘check”
imports and protect home monopolists,
and then claim credit for increasing
imports and enlarging our business
transactions with foreign countries.
They howl ‘free trade” at every
Democrat, and then boast of the bene-
fits of “reciprocity,’”’ which is the rank-
est “free trade,” that any country ever
They blow about “free elections and
an honest count,” and propose’ for the
country an election law that will put
every precinct, in the United States, in
the power of their political heelers, and
the ballot boxes at the mercy of the
most disreputable scamps to be found
in a congressional district.
They talk eternally about bettering
the condition of workingmen,; and en-
dorse and support the monopolies they
have built up in turning loose upon
them armed hirelings, to force them to
submit to reduced wages, or suffer for
want of work.
Sach are the inconsistencies and hy-
pocrisy of the Republican party and
ite advocates, What honest m#h can
support it, or what decent citizen have
respect for the promises or pledges of
those who speak for it?
#3,260,000 Profits.
The actual cost of a ton of armor
plate is said to be forty dollars, The
price paid by the government to Car-
NEGIE & Co. is $600 a ton. The amount
for which their contract calls is 6.000
tons. It don't take much of an arith-
metician to figure up the fact, that on
this one contract, that was given with-
out a letting or competition, these fav.
orités of a Republican administration,
will pocket the snug sum of $3,360,000,
—three million three hundred and sixty
thousand dollars!
Is it any wonder that CARNEGIE can
buy castles in Scotland; that Prrbes
can purchase baronial estates in Eng-
land, or that their company ‘can em-
ploy an army of armed detectives to
force their employees to accept less
wages or no work ? :
It is from this class of favored indus-
tries that Republicans “fry the fat” that
greases their rickety and rotten ma-
chine, and supplies them with funds to
buy the mercenary, to continue them-
selves in power.
It is from this kind of robbery that
the people are asked to save them-
selves by voting out of power a party
whose policy gives to CarNEGIE & Co.
$3,360,000 profits on one contract and
reduces the farmers’ wheat to 70cts a
—Do you know any Democrat
who has not paid his tax? If so see
that he attends to it before to-morrow,
Saturday, night.
Your Last Chance.
Saturday of this week, Oct. 8, closes
the time in which the payment of a
State or county tax can be made to se-
cure the privilege of voting. From the
time you see this notice until it will be
too late to get a tax-receipt that will
entitle you to vote at the presidential
election in November, is but a few
hours at the longest. In this matter
you have no time to spare. By failing
to attend to it at once, you may neglect
it entirely, and thus lose your vote.
Don’t delay a moment. Go straight to
the collector of your district and if you
can't pay both, pay either a state or
county tax and take a receipt for the
payment. It will entitle you to vote. If
you do not have the money go to some
good Democratic neighbor, tell him
frankly your situation, and ask
him to lend you the amount needed. It
won't be much. Any good Democrat
will assist you in this way ; but be sure
that you pay the loan back. Don’t
fail in this, It is of the utmost impor:
morrow, Saturday, night.
——-The time in which you can pay
your taxes and secure a vote, closes to- !
Disgracing the Courts.
Of all the cowardly attempts to break
the Homestead sirike and frighten the
men back into the employ of CARrNE-
GIE and Co., on CarNgEcIE & Co's. terms,
that have been made since the trouble
at that place began, that of arresting
them for “treason,” on Saturday last,
is the shallowest and most contempti-
While it may appear to monopolists,
who, under the favoritism of a Repub-
lican tariff policy, have come to be:
lieve that not only the opportunities
and wealth of the country, but the
country itself, is their own particular
property, sensible people of every shade
of opinion will look upon the charge
of “treason” preferred against the
Homestead workingmen, as a further
attempt to persecute, or a palpa-
ble effort to frighten them into sub-
Treason in this country can be com-
mitted only by levying war against the
government or adhering to its enemies,
It would take a peculiar condition of
the human mind to imaging the Pink-
erton detectives, against whom these
workingmen waged war for the period
of one day, to be the government. We
know that Republican teachings have
caused some queer ideas to be enter-
tained, as to what is the government;
that. Republican dogmas have given
birth to outrageous beliefs on this sub-
ject, and that Republican promises
have created hopes in the breasts of
greedy capitalists, that stop at noth-
ing short of absolute and domineering
supremacy in all things, but with all
these crazy, crooked and demoralizing
doctrines, there is no one wild enough
to look upon PINKERTON’s hirelings, as
the goverment, or the effort of the iron
workers in CArRNEGIE mills, to secure
the wages promised them by Republi:
can speakers and press, in return for
their votes for a ‘protective’ tariff,
as treason.
Republican courts, at the dictation
of Republican millionaires, who have
had the “fat” fried out of them for the
purpose of increasing the Republican
corruption fund, may lend themselves
to this effort to force workingmen into
actepting less pay than was promised
them under Republican “protection,”
but in the end it will only result in
contempt for a judiciary that can thus
be used, and to the disgrace of the
courts over which they preside.
i ———
Take Precautions for the Future.
The appearance of frost seems to
have put an end to the cholera scare,
for the time being, but health authori-
ties in large cities, where the germs of
the fell scourge are likely to be carried,
should not relax the stringent measures
which they have undertaken, to pre-
vent its entry into our country. There
is great danger that the relief, from the
scare, occasioned by the approach of
cold weather, will tend to bring negli
gence about a careful inspection of all
possible ways by which cholera germs
might be carried in.
While a fall in the temperature is
likely to prevent further infection this
year, there is no degree of certainty
that the disease might not break out
again in the Spring. Observations of
scientists have proven beyond a doubt
that cold has no effect on the living
germs of the disease, that nothing but
a temperature higher than the boiling
point will destroy them. Therefore it
is of vital importance that every pre-
caution be taken to prevent the entry of
anything in which such germs might
be carried. The strictest quarantine
should be kept up until all possible
chance of its entry has been forestalled.
Republicans say that over
production that makes the price of
wheat but 70 cents per bushel. But,
why should their be over-production of
wheat in this country while famine
ravages entire sections of Hurope ?
Be bonest. Put the blame where it
properly belongs; to a restricted
market caused by a Republican policy
that attempts to protect a few manufac:
tures, and leaves the farmer's products
atthe mercy of a home demand.
—— Read Wayne MoVeacn's aw-
ful arraignment of the Republican
party. It will appear on the inside of
next week's issue. While you are read-
ing it remember, if you please, that he
was Attorney General in GARFIELD'S
‘| mittee :
Is Choice of His Company:
From the Philadelphia Herald.
It is pretty rough on the Republicans
when men selected for elector-at-large
in the Harrison interest decline the
questionable honor. This has happened
in the case of Judge Hare, a lifelong
Republican, who wants to be taken off
the Harrison electoral ticket in Oregon
for the reason thus tersely stated in his
letter of declination set to the State Com-
“You have passed a high tar-
iff, as you claim, for the the protecti
of labor, yet I have sean more t
manufacturing establishments
the price of labor of the workingmen,”’
The Judge evidently takes no stock in
Peck’s statistics, or may be those re-
markable “figgers’’ have not yet pene-
trated the wilds of Oregon.
Abundantly Able to Judge.
From the St. Louis Republican.
With our agricultural products de-
clining, manufactured goods are “stiffen
ing.” All cotton goods are rising in
price as cotton falls—an anomaly that
could not exist except under the unnat-
ural condition produced by the McKin-
ley bill. “The day of the prophet of
calamity has been succeeded by that of
the trade reporter,” said President Har-
rison, in defending the McKin'ey bill,
in his letter of acceptance. “We are
now fortunately able to judge of ils in-
fluence upon production and prices by
the market reports.” So are we. The
people who have wheat and cotton to
sell are judging by the market reports,
and Mr. Harrison will hear from them
before long.
Childs on Cleveland.
From the Public Ledger.
His (Cleveland's) administration has
been free from official or personal scan-
dal ; has been honest and clean. There
have been no Star Route robberies; no
navy jobberies; no War Depart-
ment corruptions ; no profligate waste
by United States Marshals; no Treas-
ury combinations or speculations; no
corrupt operations in or through the
Land Office. No American at home or
abroad has had occasion to droop his
eyes inshame because of any such things
under Mr Cleveland’s administration.
On the contrary, there has been a reso-
lute effort to promote honest govern-
ment, to increase efficiency and to les-
sen expenses.
The Right Fellow to Defeat.
From the Media Record, Rep. .
Quay is the best man in Pennsylva-
nia to defeat for the senatorship. He
has pandered to ever intertest in the
state and has been false to all. He is
not a representative Pennsylvanian,
nor a representative politician, nor, in
the opinion of reputable partisans, a re-
presentative Republican, and should not
represent the people of the state. He
has used his power egainst workingmen
upon many occasions. Another and a
better man should succeed him. He is
simply a spoilsman, and utterly un-
worthy to represent the great common-
wealth of Pennsylvania.
They Knew by Experience.
From the Meadville Messenger.
No longer can the Republicans pull
the wool over the eyes of the farmers.
Ever since the McKinley tariff bill be-
came a law the price of wool has steadi-
ly declined. But this is not all.
‘What the farmer loses in selling his
wool, he is also a loser in the purchasing
of his supplies . Genuine woolen goods
‘have increased in price. Even shoddy
clothing, made out of old woolen rags,
cow and dog hair, moss, ete., are higher
in price. The tariff does not raise the
price of what the farmer has to sell, but
1t does increase on articles the tarmer
Need of Extraordinary Effort,
From the New York World.
Reports from Ohio indicate a state of
alarm among Republicans. The leaders
have not yet been able to arouse even
a simulation of interest in the rank and
file of the party, and they are ‘asking
each other: “Where are we at?’ Sher-
man, McKinley, Foraker and all the
spelibinders are to be put to work in
the State at once to see if is not possible
to arouse some enthuisasm for the two
Ohioans-—Harrison and Reid Halstead
should be called home and Keifer sum-
moned from the political graveyard.
A Matter They are Dcul:iiless Grateful
From the Emporium Independent.
The noble band of harmonizers and
fat-friers at Mr. Carter's headquarters
may be thankful that no ‘more North-
ern States are to vote before November.
One big Samp? then and all will be
over, but this slumping on the instal-
ment plan is terribly trying fo the
He Objects to Shams.
From the Kansas City Star. *
If it were not for wilful misrepresenta-
tion of his enemies there would be no
necessity for any one to declare that Mr.
Cleveland is as firm a friend of the old
soldiers as any one in America. ‘What
he has objected to, in this case as in all
others, has been shams.
A Problem for The Organs.
From the Philadelphia Times. t 4
If Eurepe is in-the pauperized condi-
tion claimed by the organs, where in the
world do they go the money over there
to pay all the duties on imports,
Spawls from the Keystone,
—Ashland is on half water rations.
—By falling under a car at, St. Clair, Frank
Yeager was fatally hurt.
—Foreign capitalists will} establish a 50,000 °
barrel brewery at Lancaster.
—A Montrose man advises farmers to plant
chestnut instead of apple orchards.
—A fall of coal crushed Joseph Marekeldege
at York Farm Colliery, near Pottsville.
—The pheasant season in this State opened
Saturday and many a bird was bagged.
—Frank Curry, a farm laborer near Bryn
Mawr, was killed by a train at Chester.
— Berks County farmers say ag.ples make less
cider this year than last, but it is better.
—Touching the trigger with a ramrod, Gus*
tav Reibie, of Meyersdale, blew off his head.
—A blacksnake nine feet four inches long
was shot near Birdsboroby Charles Hughes.
—The 130 girls in the Tamaqua woolen mills
have accepted a ten per cent. reduction in wa-
—A little daughter of Mrs. Miller, Strouds-
burg, played with matches and was roasted
—Farmer William Dewald, of Landingville,
committed suicide by hanging himself in his
—Black diphtheria has broken out among
Polanders at Avondale, and three victims are
dead. :
—Judge Yerkes, of Doylestown, says the in-
crease of crime is due to the luxury of modern
—Reading’s cigar output amounts to $30,000,e
000 a year and leads by three to one any other
—Postmaster General Wanamaker addressed
a meeting Monday evening of Allentown busi-
ness men.
—The new warrant clerk at the Auditor
General's office at Harrisburg is Jenkin Hill,
of Reading.
—Delamaters finished their case Saturday
by an avalanche of testimony as to their good
—The Philadelphia and Reading’s coal busi-
ness is so heavy at Pottsville that there is a
gearcity of cars.
—The trial of Jacob McAllister for the mur,
der of William McLaughlin, at Highspire, is
on at Harrisburg.
—A charter has been received for the Hano-
ver and McSherrytown Electric Railroad, with
a capital of $3000.
—A driver found the body of Edward Martin,
who with Isaac Workheise was drowned at
Easton on Monday.
—From carrying a heavy load of chicken
coops last week at a fair, Lewis Fritz, an Allen+
town veteran is dead.
—In a fog on the river at Pittsburg, the boat
was upset and Julia Rice a prominent W. C. T.
U. woman perished.
—After a train ran over Charles Boyle, cf
Scranton, he was so horribly cut chat'!jhe was
gathered up in a basket.
—Jacob McAllister, who killed William Mee
Laughlin, was convicted at Harrisbnrg of murs
der in the second degree.
—While practicing football at, Washington,
William W. Lyon, a Washington and Jefterson
student, was fatally hurt.
—Some miners in the Schuylkill region
have made $100 a month since the advanced
schedule went into effect.
—There is a scheme on foot to increase Pitts.
burg’s population to 800,000 by annexing the
rest of Allegheny County.
—Eight-year-old Joe Griek, who was accused
of killing George Reddinger, of Shamokin,
with a stone, was released. ¥
—An attack of the grip made Warren H.
Moore, an Altoona contractor, despondent and
he puta bullet into his brain.
—A revolving screen at Tunnel Ridge Col-
Hery, Mahonoy City, nearly ‘mangled out the
life of Frederick Brocker.
--In Schuylkill County miners and mechan-
ics pay 65 cents to vote ; laborers. 45 cents, and
infirm and old men, 23 cents.
—The life-saving bureau of the Treasury
Department will have a life-saving station and
apparatus at the World’s Fair.
—Pittsburg thinks of damming Indian Creek
43 miles away to get a supply of water, if need:
ed, of 150,000,000 gallons a day.
—The strike of 800 employes of the Catasaus=
qua Rolling Mills, Allentown, begun on July 1,
1891, was declared off Monday. .
—A verdict of $8120 was awarded Saul & Geib
against the city of Reading because a street
had been cut through their ice dam.
—William Lloyd, 80 years old, of Minersville
has disappeared, and it is feared he has fallen
into some of the mine breaches near by.
—Lycoming County Commissioners have
stirred up a hullabaloo by the sale and repur-
chase of o Id files, with a neat profit, it is alleged
—The workingmen's train at Steelton ran in,
‘| to an open switch Monday and was wrecked.
Conductor Quigley only being slightly Injured
—After falling 30 feet from a tree at Shamo-
kin, John Gieruntz landed on a sharp piece of
timber. His stomach was torn open, and he
will die.
—The meeting of the Pennsylvania Tax Con.
ference, which was to have been held in Har-
risburg Wednesday has been postponed until
October 12.
—Damages to the amount of $2200 were
awarded at Scranton to Mrs. Annie Maloney
for the killing of her son in a street railway
—There will soon be celebrated at Scranton
the golden jubilee of Bishop O'Hara, with one
exception the oldest Catholic priest in this
country. .
—The Monday morning Harrisburg Morning
Call was published by E. L. Mumma and R. B,
Zeigler,and was changed froma Republican to
an independent paper. i
—Rather than live with her husband and
child, Mrs. Baldwin, of Johnstown, works as a
domestic at Greensburg to furnizh luxuries to
a lover who is in jail. :
—~Only two of the Mud Run disaster claims
are unpaid. Claimant James 'Jénnings got a
$5000 verdict at Scranton, but the Lehigh Vale
ley was granted a new trial.
—These Pennsylvania fourth class post mas
ters were appointed Monday : I. A.'Rowé, Blua
Ridge ; Mrs. E. B. Ingram, Décatur j'M. R. Sil-
baugh, Dumas; H. F. Barnett, Gideon.
—Colonel James Young, of Middletown, who
owns the biggest farm in Pennsylvania, told
the Reading Board of Trade it was!standing in
its own light when it oppo:ed trolley railways.
—Members of the Apollinaris, Columbia and
Union League Clubs, of Philadelphia, visited
the Gettysburg battlefield Sunday and gave a
history of the Eighteenth Regiment to Penns
sylvania College.