Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, November 18, 1892, Image 1

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. they are as old as youn are poor BEN
Ink “Slings.
—HARRIsON on the morning of the
9th— Where am TI at.
—“Every dog has its day,” the one
with hydrophobia especially.
—G. O P. now becomes most signifi-
cant when read : gone out of politics.
—Let your aim always be high, es-
pecially when “shooting off your
—Stagg parties, with their resultant
stagger, are again growing popular with |
the male sex. :
— What will be the name of the party
with which Democracy will have to
battle four years hence ?
—Democracy will surely make every-
thing prolific, but from more charch fes-
tivals, oh, Lord, deliver us.
—Cebinet makers are working extra
time. One branch of industry started
booming by the election of CLEVELAND.
—For Mr. McKiNnLEY—It was the
Force bill that did it. For Mr. Lobgr
—-It was the McKINLEY bill that did it.
—If the “country is going to the
devil’ there is consolation in the fact
that most of its voters will stay right
with it.
—SULLIVAN should change the name
of his play from ‘the man from Boston”
to the drunkard from Boston. His
tour through this section was disgust-
—JouNNY DAVENPORT will soon be
out of a job. It will be pretty hard for
him to find a walk in civil life, in which
his political experience will stand him
in good stead.
—Now for Democracy to prove to the
country that its claims to be able to run
a substantial and economic government
are founded on factsand not on idle
—New York swell-dom is going
wild over a horse show. The only
draw-back seems to be a difficulty, on
the part of the ‘“vulgah’” classes real-
ize why so many asses should be en-
tered at a horse show.
-—A patient ina Toronto, Ont., in-
sane asylum has insulted the steward of
the institution by swallowing kis knife
and fork. The butcher has received a
shaking up and is now furnishing a more
tender quality of meat.
the people chose tor President last
week and not his wife or the baby,
which so many of oursilly exchanges
would try to make you believe from the
space they devote to each.
—DavE HrILL's reported engagement
to a southern beauty has turned out to
be a ‘canard.’ He can get married now
if he wants to; but if he can find a ‘‘bet-
ter half” than he is himself what a
charming whole it will make.
--When Democracy marched out of
power on March 4th, 1889, it left $60,-
000,000 surplus in the public treasury.
“.v'will go back on March 4th, 1893, to
find a legacy of $52,000,000 indebtedness
left by its Republican predecessors.
-.If the Republican press would
familiarize itself with the Democratic
platform it would not need to waste so
much time in idle speculation as to
what we intend doing. The course of
Reform is straight and easy to follow.
-—The fellow, who neither contribut-
ed a cent to the campaign nor turned
his hand to secure the election of one
candidate of his party, now premonishes
of his desire to serve his country by
making every one weary with his tales
of how “WE did it.”
—SAM JosEPHS has acquired fame as
a song writer which has completely
eclipsed the glories of the “Ta-ra-ra”
man. Sam ought to bargain with
Lorrie CoLLINs to take his ditty on
GrovER back to “Lunnon” with her,
when she goes home. GrovER will be
“in” by that time.
—The taffy which CHAUNCEY DEPEW
had prepared to feed GROVER at the
chamber of commerce banquet at Del-
monico’s, Wednesday night, had to be
eaten by the smart New Yorker. He
anticipated CLEVELAND's defeat and
had prepared a taffy eulogy which he
was going to rub in, but he stuck in it
— With the public treasury depleted
we wonder what excuse our Republican
friends, who howled ‘wildcat currency’
at us, during the campaign, will offer
for a system that opens the taucets of
the treasury and forgets to shut them
off until it is necessary to draw on the
gold reserve for the payment of current
—TImpress on your children’s minds
the importance cf remembering. what
Harrison looks like avd the meaning
of the word Republican. By the time
with his forlorn hops, will be
incidents of antiquity, and your children |
will then reccunt the tales of how the
Democratic DAvip slow the Republican
GoLiATII with shicts to save
the country from the giant Robber.
li (2
; 2.
“VOL. 37.
NO. 45.
Must Do Something Yourself
The Democratic victory was big,
overwhelming, glorious;—greater than
the most sanguine anticipated and
more. decisive than the most hopeful
had avy thought of.
It was the voice of the people speak-
ing for a change: —a change of men, of
policy, of purpose.
Asthe government has been run for
years, its purpose was to protect and
benefit the few. The change demand.
ed is that its policy shall be to give
equal protection, equal opportunities,
equal advantages to all. And tbis
change may be expected. It is right
that it should be. It was promised in
the Democratic platform, and is a car-
dinal principle of the party.
With that change, as soon as it can
be brought about, will come a new era
of prosperity, of better times.—an op-
portuaity for the industrious and hon-
est citizen to earn a comfortable living;
for the masses to realize and enjoy
comforts they have not known for
It will only be an opportunity, how-
ever, and he will be wise who takes
advantage of it.
No change that can be brought
about will fill the meal-chests or meat
barrels of the thriftless, or furnish
clothes and comforts for the doless.
Money will not lay round in heaps to
be had for the gathering nor will the
necessaries of life come to any one with-
out an effort.
No matter how great or positive the
change may be, that will be made in
the geperal policy of the government
by the recent election, it will not be a
change that will relieve men from la-
bor gr effort, or that will repay idle.
ness with plenty.
The most it can be expected to do,
will be to furnish men an opportunity
to earn an honest and a decent living—
to give capital and labor, equal recog:
nition and equal advantages—to so
frame its laws that all legitimate enter-
prises and interests and that all classes
of our people, no matter in what field
of labor they may be compelled to seek
a livlihood, may have equal opportuni:
ties and the same meed of protection.
He who expects that the change the
people have voted for will bring abeut
a millennium of labor, render individu-
al efforts unnecessary, reward idlenese
or encourage the indolent, will waken
up to the mistake he has made when
that change comes.
After all it must be upon your indi
vidual eftorte and exertions that you
must rely. The Democratic party will
help you, by giving you a fair chance ;
the same that it will give to every one
else, the rest you must do yourself.
ee ,.,. —
The Opportunity of a Lifetime.
There is many a statesman who nev-
er dreamed of enjoying the distinction
of being a cabinet officer, and many
another one whose ambitions would be
fully realized, if he could secure a third
class clerkship in any of the depart
ments, who are liable at any moment
now to be named as one of President
CLeveELAND's advisors. The newspa-
pers ure busy making up his cabinet
and from the way they are working at
it any fellow who is known outeide of
his own election district is just as liable
to be drafted into this service as not.
In fact no one is certain that he will
not be named for a cabinet position, and
the fellow who has an itching for a
high place without pay, has an oppor-
tunity now, that may neyer again be
Official Vote for Congress.
The official vote for the 28th con-
gressional District is as follows :
Kribbs. Andisws. Biglow. Lace.
we 4072 383
. 384 ik HY
6501 4791 638
Y 2160 1398
Fores 656 940
17285 13283 1321
It wil be seen that Mr. Kriss’ ma-
jority is 2760 votes and his plurality
——1It wasn’t the most orderly and
beantiful marching, we'll admit—that
of Monday night last, but then march-
ing in honor of such a victory as that
of the Sth inst was a new thing to most
y | people, and the wender is that the boys
| could quiet down enough to march at
all. So far as it went it snited and
| satisfied the Democracy, and as it was
their glorification it don't walter a
bob-ee whether it suited the other fel:
1OWs Or uot,
It there are any capitalists who, as |
Republicans allege, will refuse to in- |
vest their capital until after they see]
what the Democratic administration
intends to do on the tariff question, |
they are at entire liberty to doso. Their
capital is their own; it is a free country |
aod they have a perfect right to do just | |
as they please in the matter—invest or
net--as their inclinations or expecta-
tives, would influence them to do.
There is one thing certain however,
that these professed capitalists should
understand at the outstart, and that is,
that the Democratic administration, or
the government, while it controls it,
will not be a side partner in any busi-
ness enterprice. It will take no stock
in any concern that expects to rob the
masses by extortionate tariff taxes for
its own benefit, nor will it license any
one to tax the people from 60 to 100
per cent. because he isa favorite of the
government, or a contributors to the
campaign fund of the party that con-
trols it.
The capitalist who wont invest un-
til he gets a promise that the Demo-
cratic administration will assist him in
robbing the public, as the Republican
party has done, can make up his mind
not to invest at all.
That day has gone by.
Legitimate business enterprises of all
kinds will be fostered and cared fori
capital in every honorable avenue will
find full protection; manufacturers
will be aided and strengthened, but no
government favorites will find official
protection in fleecing our own people,
or legal assistance in robbing the
many, for their individual benefits.
The capitalist who waits for the’
Democratic administration to become
his parcner in a general bunco business,
will have time to learn that it was not
for that purpose that the Democrats
obtained power.
Republican Deficiency Follows a Dem-
ocratic Surplus.
Four years ago the coming 4th of
March, when President CLEVELAND va-
cated the office of Chief Executive to
make place for his successor Mr. Har-
RISON, there was a surplus in the gov-
ernment Treasury of somewhere near
two billions of dollars. On the 4th -of
March next, wher president HARRIsON
vacates the same office] to make place
for his successor Mr. CLEVELAND, he
will return that treasury into the keep-
ing of the new official, without a cent
in 1ts vaults and with a deficiency in
its funds amounting to almost one hun-
dred millions of dollars.
Thus in addition to the immense rev-
enues of the government, it has taken
the Republican party but four years to
squander over two billions of surplus,
and one hundred millions of funds held
as a gold reserve to meet special de
During the campaign when it was
intimated that there was trouble in se-
curing the payment of warrants drawn
upoa the treasury, the charge was vig-
orously and emphatically denied by
Secretary Foster. Now that the cam-
paign is over, and nothing can be gained
by concealing the facts, the truth is
coming to the surface, and the startling
intelligence stares the people of the
country in the face that their treasury
is bankrupt; that nearly every depart-
ment of the government has over-run
its estimates, and that thenew adminis-
tration when it succeeds to power, will
be obliged to provide for deficiencies,
the totals of which will amount to al-
most as much as do the revenues for
an entire year.
Under the circumstances the people
have reason to be grateful for the good
gense that influencad them in voting
out of power the party that will bid a
long and last farewell to official author-
ity and official patronage on the fourth
of March next. In addition to robbing
the masses with its tariff taxes, it base
robbed the treasury of its surplus and
reserve funds, and will retire from office
without a single redeeming act to be
remembered to its credit.
—— While New York's labor commis-
sioner, Pick, may probably get his de-
Will Wait In Vain,
Just Wait and See.
To those Republicans who are pre:
dicting all manner of calamities as a
result of Democratic success, we reco-
mend a little less wind and a fair dose
of patience. Time will tell, whether
they, in their croakings, or the people
in their actions were right.
In the meanwhile it would not be
out of place, for there prophets of evil,
to take an account of stock left by
their bankrupt party, on its retirement
from business on the 4th of March
Hereabouts, where the readers of
this paper are most deeply concerned,
they will find a general depression in
business the like of which has never
been known before; they will find
farm products almost valueless for want
of a market; they will find but one
furnace in the county in blast; less
than half of the ore and coal mines in
operation; the glass works, nail
works, axe factory and other enter-
prises closed down, and more men out
of employment, than has ever been
idle at one time in this section.
Such is the inventory the Republi-
can party presents to its successor.
If, at the end of four years, there are
not more furnaces, factories, mills,
mines and other industries in opera-
tion ; if at that time there is not a
greater demand for labor; if there are
not more workingmen engaged at their
different trades and occupations, at as
good or better wages than are paid to-
day ; if the farmers wheat is not sell-
ing forover 70 cents per bushel and
his other farm products are a drug on
the market as they now are; if the
values of real estate are still down-
ward and the general business depres-
sion and discouragement exists that
are apparent at this time, then it will
be time to assert that a change of polit.
ical control and of public policy was
useless and foolish.
It is patience that our Republican
brethern need to cultivate at this time.
Atter a fair trial, if the political
change the people have made, does not
prove for the better, then will be the
time for them to show it.
Where Was That Intelligence.
It is possible that we will not hear
so much shouting, from the back pews
of the Republican tabernacle, hereafter
about the superior intelligence of the
masses of that party. It has al
ways boasted that in its ranks could be
found the educated, moral and intelli-
gent, people of the country, and that to
the Democracy belonged the illiterate,
uneducated and ignorant.
Prior to the last election, in order to
teach the ‘“intelligent’’ Republicans of
the county how to vote under the new
system, voting schools were held in
each district and a practical demonstra
tion of how to mark and deposit the
ballets given. Notwithstanding these
instructions and the many precautions
resorted’ to to have the vote exactly
right, the “‘intelligent” people who be-
long to that party, who knows so much
and knows it so well, cast double the
number of defective ballots,in this coun-
ty, that the “ignorant” Democrats and
presumably “ignorant” Prohibitionists
did. In faet, but for the mistakes of
R:publican)yoters, Centre,county would
have had fewer defective ballots and
shown a greater degree of intelligent and
correct voting, in/proportion;to;her pop-
ulation, than any county in the State.
As it was but 117 out of a totakof 8629
ballots cast, were found incorrect ; of
these “intelligent” Republicans cast 60; 5
Democrats 38 ; Prohibitionists 19.
Until this record is changed, Repub-
licans should keep quiet about the sa
perior knowledge and education that
characterizes the voters of their party.
The tiliowing will be the repre-
gentation in the next congressional con
ference for this distriet, as fixed by the
new system: the basis being one dele~
gate for every five hundred voters:
Tolaliiii cicero inns ressnstdensssnnnn il
—=The people who are afraid that
serts, they will not be presented in the
tion be now occupies. Mr. Pgok’s
measure has been fillel for the
time by the Democracy whom he at-
tempted to betray.
shape of a re-appointment to the posi- |
laet !
| the Democracy will not size up to the
situation, should wait and see. There
more surprises in store for the
Sth inst,
‘small doubt
doubting and unbelieving than the one
that tok the wind out of them on the
A Fiiting Reward for a Worthy Man,
From the Atlanta Ga. Constitution.
“We offer no excuse, therefore, for de-
claring thus early that there is one man
above all others who has won the right
to a place in Mr. Cleveland’s Cabinet.
He is entitled to it not only by reason of
his hard work, but by reason of the gen-
jus he bas manifested in organizing and
managing a graat campaign, the most
successful in all respects that has ever
been carried on in this country. That
man is William F. Harrity, the chair-
man of the National Democratic Com-
mittee, whick has directed the campaign
from beginning to end. When he was
called to take charge, the general im-
pression was that he was leading a for-
lorn hope. Some of the best-informed.
Democrats took no pains to conceal
their belief that the Democratic candi-
date would be defeated. It was under
circumstances disheartening and almost
hopeless that Mr. Harrity took charge of
the campaign orgenization, and the
splendid result is a tribute to the genius
which was behind the tremendous ener-
gy he displayed and the masterly tact
which he brought to bear on the can-
vass. The same qualities which have
marked Mr. Harrity’s management of
the national campaign have won Demo-
cratic success in Pennsylvania on two
notable occasions, and the result last
Tuesday makes him one of the most
conspicuous Democrats in the country.
Heis nqw and has been for some time
Secretary of State of Pennsylvania under
Pattison and he possesses all the quali-
fications essential to a Cabinet position.
‘We therefore nominate Mr. Harrity for
a place in the Democratic Cabinet.”
Over 600,000 Plurality.
Form the N. Y. World..
The figures given upon this page
show a plurality of the popular vote
for Grover Cleveland of over 600,000.
This total is quite certain to be in-
creased by the full returns. A tidal-
wave always grows as it advances.
The Democratic candidates will have a
large majority of all the votes cast—
the first time that this has happened |
since 1876.
Mr. Cleveland’s plurality of the pop-
ular vote in 1884 was 62,683. In 1888
is remarkable.
The Democratic plurality on Con-
gressmen in 1890 wae over 800,000. |
Upon State officers last year it was
over 900,000. In both these years
there was a light vote. This year, up-
on a full vote, it reaches the imposing
total of over 600,000:
Is it not time thatithe will of the:
The next President is a Democrat.
Planting for a Harvest. of Defeat.
From the N. Y. Journal;
If the only result of the combination:
of the Republican factions in Pennsyl-
vania is to present a solid support to |
Quay for the United States Senator |
ship, the Democracy will not be mueh
This tendency to adhere to a politi
cal leader whose methods have been
thoroughly discredited in the eyes of
the nation by recent events sufficient-
ly indicates the incapacity of the baat-
en party for reforme The nation will
take due note of the little combination
in the Keystone State, and there is
what its conclusions
will be.
What the Demoerats Will Dau
From the New Yori. Work.
The Tribune observes that “five mil-
lion workers in this country are especi-
ally interested to know what the
Democratic party will do about the
tariff.” Inasmuch assix and a half
millions or more ef citizens, mostly
workers, voted: for Grover Cleveland
and tariff reforna after six years’ con-
sideration of the subject, it is fair to
presume that their wishes will be car-
ried out. What the Democratic party
will “do about the tariff” is. to reduce
it to reasonable figures, as.the people
have instructed it to do.
A: Possible Emergency.
From the Philadelphia Times.
There is one possible condition
that might make an extra session of
‘Congress a necessity, but it is impos-
sible. The National Treasury is like-
ly to oe bankrupt on the 4.h of March
next, and it may be a necessity to sum-
mon Congress to save the national
credit. Only in the event of imperious
necessity, however, would the Presi-
dent be justfied in ealling an extra ses-
sion to retrieve the national Bnances.
Pr hating To one Pown,
From the Cincinnati i Commercial.
The Republican party may chose
to indorse a modified tariff and no lon-
COUNTY, DEM. VOTE pELEGaTE. | ger insist on the employment of Unit
Oleatfielq ill 12 ed States marshals at the polls, bat it
a mn will not have to go hunting aroaud in
Blk... 212 wd future for new issues, as the Demo-
i FORSSE sone summiviy rid crats have done. Its principles are
well established as beneficial to
country, and they will not
The Animal Will be Chained.
From the Washington Post.
hande. = Yes, Charles, it is the cld Re:
publican ag
it was 98,017. The increase this year i
people should be the law of the land 2:!
be aban-
Secretary Charles Foster thinks ‘the |
Democrats h Ave an eleph: int on their | i holding power of ent and wire nails by a novel
Spawls from the Keystone,
—Alsaes township, Berks County, has no
post office.
—After tumbling down stairs in Reading,
Elias Moore never spoke.
—William Hill, of Mt. Jewett, McKean coun-
ty, drank laudanum and died.
—John W. Williams has been re-married,
at Scranton, to his divorced wife.
—The Bare Rock Railrcad Company, capital
$26,000, of Somerset, was chartered.
—A compromise is likely to end the the
Monongahela coal miners’ lockout.
—Democrats in every village and city cf the
State have ratified the glorious sweep.
, —Simon Feldman, an embarrassed Pittston
merchant, ended his life with a bullet
—Playing with papers near a gas jet, Freddie
Nadig, an Allentown boy, was cremated.
—Many Berks county sportsmen. favor
shortening the patridge gunning season.
—No more steel rails will be made in the
Edgar Thomson Steel Works at Braddock.
—A fall of coal in the York Farm Colliery
near Pottsville, crushed to death John Page.
—Instead o petridges, Calvin Laub, of
Meckville, shot a son of Daniel Peifer fatally.
—A passenger train struck and mortally
hurt Casper Yost, a car greaser at Packertone
—The State Board of Agriculture will hold
the annual meeting November 30, in Harris *
—Burns received several days ago Tuesday
caused the death of Mrs. Helena MM Lilly,
—A Fall of 50 feet ina William Penn coal
breaker resulted in fatal injury to John Hoffe
—Crime increases in Lancaster, as Novem.
ber’s record breaking criminal Court cases
—A log rushing down a slide at Driftwood
leaped from its track and killed Andrew Mc-
—After boasting that he would “live fifty
years yet,” Casper Marks dropped dead. at
—The Democrats of Lancaster City celebrat,
ed the victory with an ox roast and parade on
—There is a lively row inthe Welsh church
| Pittsburg, about the language to bs used. in
the service.
—York’s school board decided Friday night
that no more elections ean be held in. the
.sehool houses.
—Albert E. Speck, a printer in the Willimms-
port Republican office, hanged himself in the
composing room.
—Trying to make a “flying swith” at Delano,
a Lehigh Valley locomotive fell down a: §0-
foot embankment.
—Men and maidens are so shy in Pittsburg
that a marriage bureau is to be established” to
get them together.
—Witnesses testified that young William
Wolt, of Norristown, sold a stolen team. of
horses seven times.
~~ —If the sacred relicts of.the late Father
Mollinger, of Pittsburg, ere sold, import du-
‘ties will be collected.
} —Annie Romig, a cook at the Vetter House,
‘Bethlehem, may die from.injuries caused. by
‘her clothing catching fire:
. —Dr. Bruce Tule, of. Montandon, while
‘hunting in Lycoming county, emptied. two
loads of shot in his thigh.
—An inquest will be held in the case of
Lumber Dealer J. A. Wolf, who was fouad
dead in a vacant lot at Reading.
—Charles McNamee, of Phoenixville; fell
{over the Reading Railroad embankment and
‘was so badly injured that he died.
—Lawyer Jones, arrested for making. an al-
leged incendiary speech defending Hame-
| steaders was discharged Saturday.
| —Piutsburg held her breath on heaving a
: rumor that Governor McKinley will go. there
| to take Justice Shiras’ law practice.
—Lehigh County has.declared war upon the
Justice of the Peace, and threatens ia pay no
more costs for discharged cases.
—Robbers carted. away several hundred
dollars worth of goods from Mahlon Mosser’s
store at Fritztown, Berks Councy.
—Thirty glass workers from Belgium, and
intended for Pittsburg, landed in New York
disguised in silk hats and kid gloves.
—Laneaster county Democrats held a big
ratsfieation Thursday. Governor Pattison
and National Chairman Harrity speke.
—Ilness may induce Frank J. Magee, of
Pottsville, to resign the colonelecy of the
Eighth regiment, Penvsylvania Guards.
—While sitting near the railread track at
Hummelstown,, 71-year-old Martin Shaffner
was struck by a. train and fatally injured.
—A son of William Sprenkle, of Nashville
York county, had his leg caughtin a carriage
wheel and he was almost instantly killed.
—The valleys of Monroe couaty are alive.
with rattlers, eopperheads and blacksnakes,
driven from.the mountains by. forest fires.
—The Phifadelphia and Reading railroad
purchased five acres of land in Lancaster city.
evidently intending to enlarge its freight sta
—Robhers raided the housese of Otto Fiest
and Philip Stengle, at White Haven, lighted
lamps ana boldly forced the owners to give up
_ —The Supreme Grand Commandery of: the
Knights of Malta convened Wednesday in the
hall of the House of Representatives, Harris.
—TFhe Lancaster county Teachers’ Institute
wag opened Monday with an enrollment of 650.
The opening address was made by Dr. J. Max
—A car derrick and part of a bridge tumbled
down an embankment of the Reading Rail-
road in Harrisburg, seriouslylinjuring Adem
—The Philadelphia aud Reading car shops
at Palo Alto and Schuylkill Haven worked «i
day Sun lay in order to relieve the coal cca
—Amos Fenry, an alleged physician of Cam.
bridge, O., was arrested in Lancaster, on Mon ~
day, tor alleged criminal assault on a 15-year
1d child.
—Twenty-two skilled workmen, were Mon-
day assigned to positions in the rod depart-
| ‘ment of Carnegie's Beaver Falls Mills, near
| Pittsburg.
—The five children of Rev, John Hex
| Jackson township, Lebanon county, were all
| stricken with diphtheria the same day and
ons has died.
—Pennsylvania cut-nail makers will test the
co test on November 30, at the United States
' Arsenal, at Watertown, Mass.