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BY P. GRAY MEEK.
hs Ink Slings.
--Flip, flap, flop.
— When CorumBUS discovered Amer-
ica where was BENJAMIN at?
—PEck’s “figgers” ain't cutting as
big a figure as he thought they would.
—A this season of the year the cider |
press does little else than
—To successfully mind one’s own
business it to strike a death blow at a
long nosed posterity.
—At this season of the year nature
shares the labors of the Bacchanalian
spirit by doing a little red [painting her-
—After the campaign chairman
CARTER might find his fortune in the
publication of a book en: How to
—The Force bill will be a cauteriz-
ing iron for the conscience of every
American who votes for the party that
—Mayor GRANT, of New York, is
evidently not as much of a wire puller
as some people thought. He vetoed the
—Of course CLEVELAND will carry
New York | Why the bible says: “By
grace are ye saved,” and GRACE is cer-
tainly doing all he can.
— With the BARKER ballot there will
have to be more stuffing of heads and
less of ballot boxes or Pennsylvania’s
election will prove a sorry fizzle.
Lordy, how things are advancing in
price. It will take several Xs to get a
vote on November 8th, 1892, where, in
1888, a V or a bottle of whiskey did the
work nearly every time.
-—The Pottsville mule that stepped
on a dynamite cartridge has gone to
heaven to tell the other dead mules
that for once their kind had been more
sinned against than sinning.
—Perhaps FoRAKER'S quietude can
be ascribed to his inability to getenough
American tin with which to patch up
his old “fog horn.” He blew it and
himself out in Ohio some time ago.
—TaoMAS JEFFERSON once said:
“We never repent cf having eaten too
little.” A precept which is evidence con-
clusive that in Tom's time the festive
bum had not begun his aimless wander-
—It isa good thing that Mr. Mc-
KINLEY encouraged the out-put of
American tin, or where in the world
would chairman CARTER have gotten
the $2,500,000 necessary torun his
—From the enormous sums that are
being offered for the first coin of the
‘Worid’s Fair souvenir half dollars we
would suggest that the minting be be-
gue from several ends, as a matter of pe-
cuniary profit to the Fair.
—The “party of superior (?) intelli-
gence’’ has no time to fool around with
CoLuMBUS day observances, it 1s too
busy studying how to vote. The first
lessons, in Maine and Vermont, showed
the need of considerable tutoring.
—In view of the steady advance in
the price of coal it would be an ex-
ceedingly politic stroke to save the
sample blanket, which the State will
furnish you to vote with, on November
8th, for use during the chilly winter
—In fifteen attempts to force a recog-
nition of its rights, by capital, labor has
lost $1,946,201 in wages, in this State,
during the past year. This is only part of
the return it got for voting itself “high-
er wages and continued employment’
four years ago. "Will it be gulled again
by promises that are so dear ?
—Have you ever noticed that itis al-
ways the mamma who answers the lit-
tle son’s query, as to who told her that
he did anything naughty, with: “Oh, a
little bird told me.” If papa should
confess having conversation with a “lit-
tle bird” mamma would know sure
there was a ‘‘chippie’’ in the case.
— It was significant that CoLumBuUS,
after all his hardships and the ridicule
that was heaped upon him by scoffers,
when he was preparing to make his
voyage of discovery, should find, asthe
first sign of his approaching land, a
thorn branch. The thorn was in the
flesh of our fore-fathers until they
threw off the British yoke,and it will be
in the flesh of our farmers and laboring
men until they rebel against the op-
pression of a robber tariff.
—The indictment for treason is a
fitting sequel to the votes those poor
Homestead working-men polled for
HARRISON, four years ago, under the
promise of continued employment at
better wages. Because they dared to
demand their rights and the fulfillment
of pioiaises of the protected monopolists
—who appear to bethe government,
according to the latest dsnousment.—
those misguided workmen now stand
charged with the gravestcrine known
STATE RIGHTS AND FEDERAL UNION.
BELLEFONTE, PA. OCT. 14, 1603.
An Attempt That Failed.
If the people of this State werefools,
or the voters and county officials idiots,
chairman REEDER’S attempt to create
a political panic might have proven
successful. Uafortunately for him,
there were men in every county of the
State, who had read the Baker ballot
law, and fully understood that it neith-
er fixed an official size, nor authorized
or required any State official to doso :--
that the work of arranging and the
responsibility for printing and distri-
buting the tickets was placed upon the
commissioners of therespective counties
of the State, and that it was their duty
to go ahead and do the work, without
waiting on anybody for orders asto
how it’should;be done.
If there is any failure in any county
to have ite tickets printed in due time,
then the fault will be traceable more
directly to chairman Reeper and the
Republican press, than to any other
power in the State. In July the secre-
tary of state furnished to the public
samples of all blanks to be used at el-
ections, and suggested a form for the
tickets that was simple and easily un-
derstood, and by the use of which a
voter could have designated the choice
of an entire ticket by a single cross
mark, This simple and undeistand-
able method of voting, under the new
law, did not suit Mr. REEDER, and al-
though it was none of his business,
he insisted that a change should be
made, and was so persistent in his de-
mands that a sort of a semi-official
opinion was secured that greatly en-
larged the size of the ballot and re
quired a half a dozen or more marks
to vote a full ticket. When this se-
cond, or REEDER ticket, was given out,
as a suggestion to county commission-
ers, he again interfered and demanded
additional changes, and when they
were made, then raised the cry that
the ticket was too big tobe printed, and
because it was so large it was evidence
of a Democratic * tempt to steal the
State by preventing an election.
The entire trouble with the ticket
has been the work of Reeper himself.
He had raised questions and objections
and sent out instruction after instruc-
tion about the ticket, until he had his
own people so mixed up about the
matter, that there was great doubt if
many of them would not prefer tn re-
main at home on election day, rather
than attempt, to vote a ticket, that
their own chairman was eternally
changing and making more intricate,
And to embitter and arouse these vot-
ers, he wilfully and maliciously &t-
tempted to fasten the result of his own
dirty work upon the shoulders of a
Democratic department and to have
the public believe that the result of his
actions was a Democratic effort to de-
fraud the people of the right to vote.
In this he has signally failed, just as
he will fail in securing Republican
votes for a policy they have grown
tired of, by attempting to arouse their
prejudice by crying about a conspiracy
that never existed and that could not
exist except in the minds of fools and
As a political panic maker, Mr.
REEDER is a most dismal failure.
A Short Tariff Story,
The farmers of the United States are
expected to furnish 160,000,000 of the
360,000,000 bushels of imported wheat,
which foreign countries will consume
during the coming winter. For this
‘vast amount of grain they will receive
$120,000,000, rated at 75c per bushel.
No benefits whatever accrue to them
through the present tariff policy.
Most of this money will be spent for
clothing and implements, for every
kind of which they will be forced to
pay a tribute to protected manufactur-
ers, who, through a tariff that benefits
them alone, thus appropriate what
scanty profit the farmer may have had
in his crop.
Joun Hamurron's Local Option
tence dodge won’t work. If he is in-
favor of a fence law, why does'nt he
come right out and say so. The poor
men ofthe county are not going to be
fooled by any such trickery. They
wan't to be sure of their ground and
will vote for a man who has the cour-
age to come right out and say he is in
favor of fencing and not for one who
beats about the bush like Ha urLroN
‘does, ata end
Where Does Our Benefit Come In.
Just how the workingmen and oth-
ers of this country are to be benefited
by the importation of Welsh tin-plate
factories, Welsh tin and Welsh tin:
workers is one of the questions the Re-
publican organs fail to explain. They
blow incessantly about their policy of
protection closing ap the tin-plate in-
dustries of Wales, and point with pride
to the fact that these establishments,
machinery, material, men and all are
coming to this country to take advan-
tage of the high prices Republican pro-
tection has secured for the products
of their factories.
In plain words, the exhorbitant and
onerous taxation imposed to “protect”
American tin-plate makers isa duty
levied upon the kitchen utensils in ev-
ery poor man’s house, inorder that
those who have learned the art of dip-
ping tin-plate in Wales may come to this
country and receive twice the pay for
the same work that is secured them at
home. No American workmen re-
ceive a particle of benefit from the ten
millions of dollars of tin tax collected
off the people each year. No Ameri
can interest is benefited a particle by
it. A few monopolists and a lot of
Welsh workmen are the beneficiaries)
and the peopleare expected to sing
peans of praise to the policy that
crushes them with taxation for the
sole benefit of foreigners, who may
‘come to this country.
Isit any wonder that the masses
are growing sick of Republican rule,
and disgusted with the pretenses that
protection is for the benefit of our peo
An Institution of Which the State Has
Every Reason to be Proud.
The latest step taken by the faculty
of the Pennsylvania State College
promises to bring that excellent insti-
tution of learning prominently before
the people of the state. Not satisfied
with the many regular scientific and
agricultural courses offered to students
it has decided to institute a novel plan
by which farmers’ sons, in all sections,
may derive the benefits of the exper-
imental research at the College at a |
An agricultural chatauqua, covering
a course of home reading on agricul:
ture, animal husbandry and horticul-
ture is the first feature. It includes
a carefully selected series of readings
on the scheduled subjects and involves
the expenditure of but $20 to cover the
cost of books. Theplan is deserving
of success and many young husband-
men of the State will doubtless avail
themselves of this opportunity to spend
their winter evenings in} profitable,
as well as entertaining, reading.
The second feature is a special win
ter course 18 dairying, embracing two
sub-courses of six weeks each, in
which the entire expense need not ex-
ceed $70, including board, and mater-
ial consumed during the twelve weeks
study at the College. This course is
especially valuable to those deserving
instruction in economic dairying and
when we consider what a profitable
branch of farming the dairy can be
made and the superior advantages of
instruction received at the hands of an
able corps of instructors we should not
be surprised to see the names of many
twelve week students oa the College
The third and last plan which the
College proposes, by which farmer's
sons can profitably spend twelve
winter weeks is in a short course in
Agriculture, consisting of two hundred
lectures upon agriculture, agricultural
chemistry, botany, horticulture and
veterinary science, together with prac-
tical exercises in the field, barn, dairy.
and green house. This course will in-
volve an out lay of only $60 and in-
cludes a careful line of work under
professors prominent in the ‘branches
of study taken up.
The rapid strides which the College
has been making within the past few
years are easily traceable to such a
governing policy. Itis a State insti
tution and as such offers every advan:
tage possible for the education of our
people. These special efforts in be-
half of the farmers will doubtless be
—— Even the cows laugh at the
would-be- legislator from College town-
ship. They're “on-to him" too.
‘When the Farmer Wakens Up.
When the farmers come to act from
a sense of justice to themselves and
families, rather than as partisan bigo-
try dictates, it will be a rough day for
the Republican party,
For years and years they have al-
lowed themselves to be robbed and
hood-winked, just as the needs and de-
sires of Republican policies demanded.
They have closed their eyes to the
fact that while other interests were pros-
gpering theirs was on the decline;
that while the few who were favored by
protection were growing rich, they
were daily becoming poorer, and as
the out-put of the mille and maunufac-
turies of the county went up in price,
under a protective policy, the products
of their farms, as well as the farms
themselves, decreasedin value.
They have refused to see, although
they have felt this, until the startling
condition, that stares them in the face
to-day with wheat at'70 cents per
bushel, warns them of the need of
more sense and less bigotry when they
come to vote, and of the urgent de-
mand that they stand by their own
interests once, and let those who have
80 long enjoyed the benefits of protec-
tion look out for themselves.
With the market of the world closed
against them, by a policy that restricts
trade and puts them at the mercy of a
home demand for their wheat, what
hope is there for American farmers?
Compelled to sell that which they raise
for half its actual value, and in many
instances for less than what it cost
them, and to pay increased prices for
everything they must buy, how long
will it be until bankruptcy is sure to
come, and after that : What ?
To-day, at an actual, bona-fide sale
the farms of Centre county, as well
as those of other counties in the State,
would command a less price, by one
half, than they would have done twelve
\Vyears ago. A farm of two hundred
acres, that would have brought $15,
(CO ten years ago, could not be sold
at this term for $7,500. The farmer
who owned it, although he has
etarved, and “skimped,” and labored,
is just that much poorer, and yet all
this time we have had “protection,”
and during all these years his wheat
has been upon the protected list of ar-
What good has it done him or his ?
When he wakens up to answer him-
self this question it wili te the begin-
ning of brighter times ior him, and it
will be death and dJistruction to the
Kicking at Their Own Work.
The Baker ballot law, whicii was
enacted during the last session of the
Legislature, had the unanimous support
of the Republican press of the State,
and it was not slow in appropriating
all of the credit for the introduction of
a measure which was then supposed to
be a medium through which honest
elections could be held. After a Re-
publican House and a Republican Se-
nate passed the bill, and since it has
turned out to afford a better opportun-
ity for the nefarious work of corrupt
politicians, than the old method of vot-
ing did, this same Republican press
with its characteristic inconsistency, is
kicking against the work of its own
When the measure was before the
Legislature the Republican members
even went so far, in their claims of its
possession, as not to allow an amend-
ment, which would have obviated sev-
eral of the difficulties which confront
us now, simply because it was offered
by a Democrat. Democrats were told
that they “werent in it.”
“No, no, the Baker ballot law is
the child of “the party of superior in-
telligence” and promises, in this case
to “Be the father of the man.”
——There are two very sensible gen-
tlemen—barring the foolish moment
in which they were induced to leave
their names be used at all—on the Re-
publican ticket for county offices. And
no better evidence of their good sense
is needed than their conduct thue tar
in the campaign. Mr. Samuel T.
Gray and Mr. Jorn C. MiLLer both
know how useless it would be for them
tospend any time or money trying to
defeat either Corrie FAULKNER or Mr.
Suite and in consequence are simply
lying back laughing at Aw Dave's
idiocy in. thinking that hers, is any
hope for him = +=
Where It Came From.
From the Erie Herald.
There is no “American system of pro-
tection.”” The so-called ‘American sys-
tem” is a British system, which was
maintained in England for five hundred
years, until it had concentrated the
wealth in the hands of a few persons
and pauperized the entire working pop-
ulation. The first result of the exten-
tion of the franchise so as to give the
people a voice in the government was
the overthrow of the system which had
caused so much misery. The people
would no longer submit to it. The dis-
carded British system was adopted in
this country, but it would never have
been submitted to here but for the fact
that it was a bitter necessity of war, It
is a British system that we have in force
to-day’ and itis a return to the truly
American system of 1846—a tariff based
on the Yea of equal benefits and bur-
dens and no favoritism—to which the
Democratic party is pledged.’
From the Elmira Gazette
The Republican party is fond of styl-
ing the Democracy ‘the calamity par-
ty.” There is this difference: the
Democratic party points to visible evils,
plain wrongs, and inevitable disasters
unless a change is brought about. The
Republican party, on the other hand, is
the employer of fictitious scares and
imaginary alarms. Its oratory for
twenty-five years has been a cackle of
bugaboos. Hach succeeding campaign
finds it working frantics of one or an-
other sort. The difference between the
real and imaginary is the difference be-
tween the utilization of ‘‘calamity” by
the Democratic and Republican parties.
Extravagance A Necessity With It.
From the Charleston News.
Extravagance in government and un-
necessary taxation are part and parcel of
the Republican policy, and are so from
the very nature of the doetrine of
protection, which is the cardinal doc-
trine of the party creed. With an
economical administration of the gov-
ernment and a tariff levied for protection
an enormous surplus isaccumulated in
the treasury and the excess of taxation
becomes so apparent as to create a pop-
ular clamor for the reduction of taxes.
Increased expenditure, therefore, be-
comes necessary to give an appearance
of excuse for the imposition of taxes.
A Combination the People Can Start.
From the Altoona Times.
If the indications inthe political
world are to be trusted, the Democracy
will not only win this year, but their
victory will be the greatest obtained in
a presidential year since the election of
Franklin Pierce in 1852. In the north
the voters refuse to agree with the Rep-
ublican voters that the McKinley bill
is a benefit, and in the south the people
desire to retain control of their own
elections: The combination of these
causes is affecting the result as stated.
They Are Frozen Out.
From the Indianapolis Sentinel.
Four ex-Republican Cabinet Minis-
ters are supporting Mr. Cleveland in
this campaign—Hugh McCulloch, Wal-
ter Q. Gresham, Carl Schurz, and
‘Wayne McVeagh. Two of them—Mes-
srs, McCulloch and Gresham—are dis-
tinguished ex-citizens of Indiana. It is
McKinleyism, Force-billism, Billion-
Dollarism and Harrisonism that is driv-
ing such men out of the G. O. P.
A Starting Point.
From the St. Louis Post Dispatch.
‘What have Republicans to forget ?”’
asks a a Republican organ. Well, to
begin with, they might forget all the
free trade utterances of some of their
greatest leaders before a large campaign
fund became necessary to the existence
of the Republican organization.
‘One Place Protection is Not Preached-
From the New Castle Democrat.
The Republicans have not held a
meeting in the cause of tariff protection
in the vicinity of any of the Carnegie
mills so far this campaign, nor will they.
The Democrats should offer a prize to
the first person who makes the attempt.
From the Wyoming Democrat.
If we give Harrison Force bill con-
trol of elections, could we expect him to
use the power more fairly against oppo-
sition parties than he used his power in
packing his own party convention with
his office holders ?
A Question of Stamps.
From the Phila. Times.
The stamp duty. caused the revolution
of 1776. We have heavier duties now
under McKinleyism and it takes more
stamps to pay them, too.
gl In Deep Water.
From the Clearfield Republican.
A Salt Lake elder is ‘in trouble for
wedding four divers women. Tha di-
vers women are always to be looked for
at lake places.
Dave Needs Watching.
From the York Gazette.
The New York newspapers should
not be lacking in vigilance.
Martin needs to be closely watched and
Spawls from the Keystone,
—The State Fair at Lancaster opened Mon
—Engineer John Letzinger was killed in a
wreck at Catawissa.
—A rattlesnake bit Doctor Smith in the
hand at Punxsutawney.
—In a runaway near Easton William An-
drews’ neck was broken.
—Fire bugs have burned a dozen buildings
at Huntingdon in a year.
—A vicious horse, at Womelsdorf, bit off one
of George Rasley’s hands.
—One thousand live sparrows will be killed
at a coming shoot in Reading.
—The Roman Catholic women of Pennsyl-
vania propose to forma W. C. T. U.
—Five butter dealers at Pittsburg were
charged with selling oleomargarine.
—From falling down the Blackwood Colliery
Joseph Day, of Blackwood, has died.
—Governor Pattison Monday granted a par™
don to Francis Sisman, Jr., of Easton.
—Water is now hauled by train to some of
the small r coal mining towns near Ashland.
—Mechanicsburg laid the corner-stone of
what will be a handsome high school building.
—A handsome soldiers’ monument was un-
veiled Friday at Monument, Lycoming coun-
—James Madden, accused of murdering
John Kennedy at Steelton, was released on
—Qak Grove Church, near Rochester, wil
withdraw from the Presbyterian denomina-
—Manager Frick offers §1000 reward to the
one who will capture the Homestead dyna.
—A unique feature of the Columbus celebra-
tion in New York will be 300 Indian boys from
—A full blooded Iroquois Indian baby was
born to the wife of Andrew Debille, South
—Two railroad cars rolled together at St.
Nicholas, and crushed life out of brakeman
—The Catholic® societies of Lancaster will
participate in the Columbus Day celebration
—A car cut off the head of William Sweazer,
of Bloomsburg, N. J., in the Jersey Centra
yard, near Eeston.
—The Reading's “cannon ball” express care
ried death to Robert Fulmer, of Elimsport
—A locomotive ran down Michael MeQuig-
gan and James Glenny at Huntingdon, and
both were killed.
—Francis Deloy, a prominent lumberman at
Williamsport, was run over by a Fall Brook
train and killed.
—The jewelry store of J. Milton Schaeffer,
at Ephrata, Lancaster county, was robbed of
$500 worth of goods.
—The “Rush Lancers,” or Sixth Pennsylva-
nia Cavalry, of Philadelphia, had a reunion at
—The Berks County Editorial Association
reached Shenandoah Sunday, on its jaunt over
the coal mountains.
—One side of Hayes Butler's face was shot
off accidentally by a companion while hunting
—The First Presbyterian Church, Shenan-
doah, was rededicated Sunday, having been
—By a mistep, at Lancaster, John Bowman
struck his head against a curb, and he died
from a fractured skull.
—The Berks County Farmers’ Alliance ata
recent meeting demanded free mail delivery
in the country districts.
—Edwin J. King filed his answer at Harris«
burg to W. J. Reed's objections in the Philae
delphia nominating case.
—Lancaster County farmers will fatten far
fewer cattle this winter than last, owing to the
scarcity of hay and corn.
—Instead of having died from cholera, as
was feared, Thomas Gigliott, of Pottsvill, died
from congestion of the brain.
—The close of 30 years’ service for the Penn”
sylvania Railroad was the Killing of Frank
Tulley, Sunday, at Harrisburg.
—The Whitney Safety Fire Arms Works, of
Massachusetts, will build a plantin Allentown
to turn out 30,000 guns a year.
—While running to extinguish a fire at his
slaughter house, William Rhode, of Johnstown
fell from exhaustion and will die.
—An electric car ran away dewn a hill in
Lancaster and was splintered against a loco
motive standing across the street.
—A boy relative of Bard Reber was arrested
after midnight for a systematic robbery of the
latter's hardware store in Reading.
—An injunction was issued at Pottsville to
restrain Taylor, McTurk & Co., from dump-
ing coal culm in Newcastle township.
—An inquest revealed that J.G. Schaefer
and R B. Johuson, trainmen at Pittsburg,
were suffocated by smoke in a tunnel.
—Water is turned on but two hours out of
every 24 at Mahanoy City, and the 12,000 peo-
ple will be without any in a few days.
—To save expense the Montgomery County
Commissioners wanted to hold the election in
schoolhouse, but the request was denied.
—Rather than be a burden to his family, 73+
year-old Abram Sigling, of Stackstown,Laneas-
ter county, swallowed paris green and died.
—By laying still between the tracks Cone
ductor William Givler escaped injury, al-
though his train passed over him, at Carlisle®
Coal veins 30 feet thick were struck on
the Wetherill track at Tamaqua, which will
be developed by the Philadelphians and Seran-
—Lutheran churches in the Lehigh Valley
will in November celebrate the-150th annivers
sary of the landing in America of Henry Mele
—Murderer Keck's case was considered by
the Board of Pardons Friday, and the papers
were sent to Secretary of the Commonwealth
Harrity for inspection.
—To abolish a bad curve and grade crossing
the Pennsylvania Railroad removed two miles
of its track from Huntingdon, and laid them
on the town's outskirt.
—For stabbing her husband to . “the heart
last June, Melezine Coughton, of Scranton, was
was sentenced yesterday to five years and seve
en months imprisonment.
—General Gregg, Secretary of Yates! Af
fairs Stewart and Dr. E. J. Gray, .of Williams.
port, delivered orations at the unveiling of
the soldiers’ and sailors’ monument at Mont: