Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, November 25, 1892, Image 1

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> Ink Slings.
-—[t is never a laughing matter to
work at a ticklish business,
—Is it any
half of the world’s population is trying
to kill it.
—The attempts of some to be funny
are only eclipsed by these of others to
appear wise.
—We are ready to venture the asser-
tion that the healthiest liver was the |
Thankful one yesterday.
--If Philadelphia has done nothing
else she has given to Democracy Hon.
WiLrLiam F. Hargiry.
—The fellow who thinks that “talk is
cheap,” will have a different idea after
tackling the long distance telephone.
—TIt isnot always best to rely too much
on duty. It was a too strict enforce-
of it that busted Republicanism this |
—It’s a peculiar fact that most people
determine to ‘‘turn over a new leaf,” |
just at the time of year there are nonew
leaves to turn over.
--The monster comet which is headed
towards the earth with such frightful
velocity, promises to be switching a tajl
as long as the Republicans tail of woe.
—The Harrisburg Patriot is as flat
as a pan-cake. It is *too bad that such
a journal should have gotten into such
a condition all through the work of its
sorehead owners,
—We have dollars to cents that the
writer of the article, ‘*Married Men
Live Longer Than Bachelors,” which
created some attention recently, is a
maiden of many summers.
—After all there is nothing in the be-
lief of the survival of the fittest. Insur-
ance companies have discovered that the
average life of the mechanic is but 43.3
while that of the lawyeris 51.1 years.
—If Republicans had only followed
the advice which they are now so anx-
iously wasting on the Democracy, the
old elephant of the G. O. P. would not
have tobe classed with invertebrate
animals to-day.
—The Republican National Commit-
tee has abandoned its head-quarters in
New York and one would conclude, on
looking round, that 1t has reason to do
the same with both hope and expecta-
tion for the future.
—'The old sinner who said his prayers
and stopped drinking wken he heard
that there was danger of a disastrous
collision with a comet, is none the worse
off now since the tailed star has decided
to thump us on this trip.
—Pennsylvenia Democrats need not
feel ashamed of their record at the late
election. Had the usual Republican
majority in this State been only as large
as in Ililnois and Indiana she
would had chosen Democratic presiden-
tial electors.
—- General WEAVER, the defeated
Peoples’ party-Alliance-Populist-Fused
Democratic-Fused-Republican Candi-
date for President, takes consolation in
the belief that his party made a better
showing and has a brighter future than
tke Republican.
—- Within the past five years immi-
gration has done more to harm the
country than all the other agents which
act toward its destruction. Itis to be
hoped that something will be done to
check the influx of undesirable foreig-
ners which threatens the stability of
American industries.
—A well merited title is that of
“Deacon” by which Jas. H. WHITE
the venerable member of of the New
York stock Exchange is known. Sev-
eral years ago he failed and compro-
mised, his creditors offering to take
fifty cents on the dollar, congratulating
themselves that they got thal ‘mick.
Fortune has favored the old speculatir
again, and his high sense of honor has
Jed him to pay the remaining fifty
cents with interest. Such things are
seldom heard of now-a-days.
—The great Homestead strike is at an
end. It was the bitterest conflict ever
carried on between capital and labor.
The latter having acknowledged itself
beaten will now try to adjust the strain-
ed relations which have existed, but de-
pressed with the thought that its great
struggle for the rights of the working-
man willgo down in history asa stain
upon the country’s honor. The ballot
and not the Winchester is the weapon
to be used when Plutocracy defies the
rights of the weak.
—Uncle JERRY RUSK’S report of the |
agricultural interests of the country has
been made to the president. Itis quite
flattering to the farming classes and
should by all means have been made
before the election, Uncle JERRY
does'nt seem to think much of General
DYRENFORTH’S rain making experi-
ments, and we're inclined to the belief
shat he would have racommended hold-
ing elections, every time the country
needs water, if it had’nt been for hurt-
ing BENJAMIN'S feelings.
wonder time flies when
VOL. 87.
Let Us Hear From Them.
Before the election there was no end
“to the denunciat ons, by Republican
| papers and speakers, of what they call-
{ed the Democratic gerrymanders in
! Wisconsin, Michigan, New York and
| the South. So intent were they on
| having for the people, what they con-
| sidered, just representation, that in the
| three States named, where they le
i lieved they controled the political cen-
| timent of the Supreme Court, they ap-
pealed to that body to annul the action
| of the Legislature and to declare the
apportionments made unconstitutional.
| In Wisconsin these demands and efforts
| were successful twice and the people of
| that State were put to the expense of
| two extra sessions of the Legislature,
| before the Republican idea of a consti-
tutional apportionment was secured.
In the demand for the intervention
of the Supreme Court, to compel equita-
ble and just apportionments in the
States referred to, there were no papers
anywhere seemingly more earnest than
the Republican organs of Pennsylva-
nia, There was no quibbling, halting
or hesitating on their part. Their’ de-
nunciations of gerrymanders were bit-
ter, and their demands for their correc-
tion, importunate and determined. To
hem, at that time, the expeuse of hear-
ings before the Supreme Court or the
cost of extra sessions of the Legislature
to the tax-payers, was nothing in their
estimation when compared with the
great wrong they were attempting to
right, or the necessity of a strict com-
pliance with constitutional require
In these States, according to these
papers, all was wrong because the ba-
sis of representation was wrong. No-
thing could be right until this wrong
was corrected. There could be no jus-
tice, no fairness, no equity in legisla-
tion, no honorin anything the State
might do, until equal representation
was secured their people.
All through the campaign we heard
much of this unfairness, this injustice
and the unconstitationality of gerry-
manders—-away from home—and we
heard it very often.
We are listening now for something
further on this snbject, that will bene-
fit our people here in Pennsylvania.
There is not a State in the Union
Tov Lute,
It is a very old aud in many cases
may be a wise saying, that assures us it
13 ‘“‘betler late than never.” In the case
of the very recent discovery, by the
Republicans, of the evils of unrestricted
emigration, it is possible that it would
have been “better never than so late.”
For thirty-two years, with the excep-
tion of from 84 to '88, they have had
almost undisputed sway of every de-
partment of the government. They
have had power to do as they pleased
and authority to enact snch measures
and enforce such policy as they deem-
ed best.
They restricted imports of all kinds
that tended to lessen the ordinary ex-
penses of our citizens, and closed our
ports against everything foreign for
which the necessities of our people
made a demand, They railed against
foreign methods, foreign customs, for-
eign manufacturers and everything
that was not strictly and exclusively
American, except the one thing—the
foreigner himself—and no matter how
dirty, disagreeable or useless he was,
or for what purposes, or under what
circumstances he came, our ports were
open for his entry and he was welcom-
ed by the party in power, until our
hospitals and alms houses are crowded
with them ; our workshops and labor
marts over-run by them, and our peo-
ple, who must depend upon their labor
for a living, are left to compete for em-
ployment, at their own homes, with the
cheapest rag-tag-and-bob-tail labor
that the provinces of Europe can far-
Suddenly, now that they are about
to retire from power, they waken up
to the necessity of restricting emigra-
tion, and have volumes ‘of advice to
give the Democracy on this subject.
It is a pity they did not realize the
situation sooner. It is to their discred-
it that they did not have the courage
to meet the demands of monopoliats,
and protected interests for cheap labor,
with sach legislation as would have
prevented the pauper labor of continen-
tal Europe from over-running us and
crowding our own people to the wall.
It is to their failure to do their duty,
becanse certain classes to which they
so unfairly, unjustly aad infamously,
districted as is Pennsylvania. There !
is no State anywhere in which consti- |
tutional requirements on this subject |
have been as flagrantly violated or as’
openly disregarded as in this. There
is no State in which as many of its
people are disfranchised by failure to
have equal representation, or with as |
many congressional, legislative and |
senatorial districts, that are given more
representation than they are entitled
The opportunity for righting these
wrongs; for obeying constitutional
provisions that have long been unre-
cognized ; for securing just representa-
tion forall of our people, here in Penn-
sylvania, without the expense of judi-
cial trials or the cost of extra sessions,
is here. The legislature of the State
meets in less than six weeks from this
writing, It is overwhelmingly Repub-
lican in both branches.
If Republican professions, when de-
manding fair and just apportiouments
for the people of Wisconsin, Michigan
and other States, were not the hol
lowest kind of pretense, we ought to
have some demand soon from the pa-
pers of that party, here at home, for the
same fairness and justice for our own
people. Pennsylvania has the same
right to equal representation, under fair
apportionments, and to constitutional
protection in this matter, that the peo-
ple of other States have.
The Republican party in the State
has the power and isin the position to
give it to them. Has their papers,
now that they can be of service in se-
curing this right for the people of
Pennsylvania, the honesty, the fairness
and the courage to demand it of their
own legislatare ?
It is time for the Republican press
of this State to epeak out on this sub-
—— Mr CLevELAND has given notice
| to applicants for office that it is not the
' first one out, or the candidate who is
' most persistent in his demands, that
"will stand the best chance of appoint
ment,—a gentle hint that he who
makes unseemly haste, or is tiresomely
importunate in his efforts for recogni-
tion, will not be of the many who are
chosen to the feast:
the present situation is chargeable.
Death-bed repentences may be all
right, but in this instance, the fact of
the Republican party attempting to
leave the impressicn that it passed
away declaring for the interests ot the
common people, by demanding the re-
striction of imigration, is a deception
that will deceive no one, and a pre-
tense of repentance that will merit no
Ou this subject, “better never than
so late,” would have been the proper
motto for defeated and disgraced Re-
publicanism to follow. By referring
to it only emphasizes its own faithless-
ness, its cowardice and its failures.
Will Roost Lower.
Although Mr. Curis. Mace has
succeeded in getting his candidate Mir-
LER installed in the collector's office, he
will hardly roost as high as he did pri-
or to the election, when he was riding
over the country with Alabama in
his pocket. The dismal failure he
made of his southern campaign, coup-
led with the fact that his most vigor-
ous efforts have failed to make any in-
roads upon thestrength of the one man
he would rejoice to see downed,—Sena-
tor Quay,—will fix his position hereaf-
ter in the Republican coop among the
ordinary roosters of the flock, in place
of on the upper perch, as its high co:k-
——It’s an awful struggle the Repub-
licar papers are witnessing just now
between Mr. CLEVELAND and. the
friends of Mr. MurpHY, in New York.
Strange to say, neither of the parties
named nor any one else knows any-
thing of the war, and every body seems
content to allow these defeated and dis-
couraged journals all the gratification
they can get out of their purely imag
inary conflict.
——It must be worm-wood and gall
to a man like INGALLS to feel the
heavy hand of disappointment that
comes to him with the Kansas election,
and to know that the one who is most
likely to fill the place he so longed for
in the United States Senate, is the
weak woman, whose efforts he derided
and whose ability he was so willing to
were under obligations objected, that |
Will We Have Forty-seven States.
| An opportunity to partly square up
| with the Republicans tor trying to per-
| petnate their power by manufacturing
| new States, to secure their electoral
| will be offered the Dem-
| ocracy when it comes into power after
| the 4th of March next. It will be by
| the admission of New Mexico, Arizona
‘and Utah, to American Statehood.
| These three territories would have been
| admitted as States when the Dakotas,
| Idaho and Wyoming were, but for the
| fact that they were supposed to be
Democratic and the Republicans want-
ed no new States about the electoral
votes of which there would be any
It was for political reasons that Da-
kota was divided, and that Idaho and
Wyoming were admitted as States. It
was for the: same reason that New
Mexico and Utah, both with popula.
tions larger than Idaho and Wyoming
combined, and Arizona with fully ‘as
large a population as Wyoming, were
refused admittance.
Back in 1888 the party at St. Louis
demanded the admission of New Mex-
ico along with other territories since
made States, and the same year the
Republicans in their platform, pledged
themselves “to do all in their power”
fo admit it “to the enjoyment of self-
government as a State.” At the elec-
tion in 1888 ic gave a Democratic ma-
jority of 1,600, and that settled it.
Idaho and Wyoming, both Republican,
with a combined population of 145,590,
were made into States with four United
States Senators, two Representatives,
and six electoral votes aud the politi-
cal boon of a homerule administration.
New Mexico with a bigger total popu.
lation than the two combined, was ex-
cluded from the Union of States and
continued as a territory. For thesame
reason Utah with a population larger
than that of Nevada, Idaho and Wy-
owing all together, and Arizona, with
than either of these three, were refused
admittance and are etill governed as
With the House and Senate both in
Democratic president back of them,
there should be no hesitanzy or delay
about the admission of either of these
territories, It is a matter of justice to
their people that they be allowed their
own home government, and it is a .mat-
ter of justice to the Democratic party,
that it offsets in the Senate, the House
and the electoral college, the power the
Republicans gave to themselves by
creating States of the little Republican
territories of the Northwest.
Bearing Fruit Already.
Whatever other manufacturers may
pretend to be frightened, about such
changes as a change of administration
may bring about in the policy of the
government, the manufacturers of cot-
ton goods are not of them. Already
since the success of the Democracy,
three large plants in Connecticut have
notified their employees that after the
1st of December, wages will be in-
creased seven per cent, and on Satur-
day last the Manville company at Prov-
idence Rhode Island, posted a notice
that after the 5th of December wages
in that establishment would be in.
Although no promise was made of a
higher rate of wages, in case of Demo-
cratic success, the fulfillment of the
hope that such might be ‘the result is
beginning to be realized much sooner
than the most sanguine expected.
Better times for the workingmen
and women, as indicated by the action
of the eastern Cotton Manufacturers, is
but one of the good results of a firm
faith in the wider and more progress
ive policy that is sure to follow the
general change that the Sth of Novem-
ber brought.
—— A Treaton, New Jersey grand
jury, hes recommended a whipping
post for wife beaters. That jury is
right. ‘We may talk about going back
to the dark ages, and of cruel and in-
buman punishment, but if we had
more whipping posts and fewer expen-
sive and comfortable jails, there would
not be half eo many criminals to pun-
ish or half the expense for the law
| abiding people to pay, that we now
. have.
as many people and greater prospects |
, NOV, 25, 1892.
| manulactures of woolens has got his raw
the hands of the Democrats and a} !
| foreign manufacturer to accumulate as
| advantage the foreigner will gain. If
self, the price of wool will go up in con-
Spawls from the Keystone,
—Diphtheria’s scourge at Pine Grove does
not abate.
—Monongahela River mine strikers seem
willing to return to work.
—A fall of coal crushed Andrew Labotis life-
less in a Shenandoah mine.
—Lancaster County’s most
teachers’ institute ended Friday.
—Thirty hogs 'died withina few days at
Bowers, Berks County, of cholera.
—A step back ward upon the railroad (rack
at Wilkesbarre cost Ella Niland her life.
—An explosion of gas in a Mahanoy City
colliery 3sally scorched Thomas Feeley.
N O. 46. —Two loaded cars at Plymouth crushed to
I — | death D.P. Hendershot, a rich contractor.
A Leading Republican Journal Tells |
the Story of Party Disaster.
{ —Friday Mr. and Mrs. Jeremizh Kohler, of
Hanover, celebrsted their golden wedding.
From the St. Louis Globe-Democrat. | —Governor Paltison appointed Walter Ryne
“The Republican party was beaten kiewiz Justice of the Peace in Shenandoah.
because it had taken a wrong position —Melancholy induced George Walker, of
on some of the leading questions of nat- | Lisburn, Camberland Couuty, to hang himselfe
ional concern. It was wrong on the [ —The body of Joseph Conover was found by
Federal election matter : it was emphat- | the railroad track at Leaman Place, Lancas-
teally and fatally wrong on the tariff, | (.,. :
The passage of the McKinley law of | wr y bs a
TI was the greatest Sea ever | on he Sis Sones Sovighed Joby ad
committed. Ii overwhelmingly defea- | ‘iHiam Touhill of stealing a steamboat en
ted the party in Congressional elections 8M
of that year, and it was the leading |
cause in the overthrow this year. Many
Republicans who were neyer in favor of _ Place,
the act believed after the set back of 1800 { —Fire having destroyed the Delong Bros’.
that the popular hostility to it would | tannery at Reading, it is said it will never be
subside by the time the Presidential | rebuilt.
election came around, and that the |
party might then retain its supremacy |
—IHarry Page, of Morrisville, was killed on
the Pennsylvania Railroad Monday at that
—Harvey Steff broke his back by falling off
obacco s { 3 8 Lig
in the executive branch of the govern- | a Hed 3 Driwostus, Tancatier
ment and regain control of the legisla-
tive branch. The returns show how
completely and conspicuously those
hopes have been blasted.
“This thing called McKinleyism—
this advancing of duties on articles
which have been on the dautizble list
for from a third of a century to a cen-
tury, has been conderaned finally and
eternally by the people. This verdict
has been rendered twice, and after an
interval of two years between the judg-
ments. The first verdict may have been
hastly given, and without sufficient ex-
émination of the evidence, but the sec-
ond was recorded after reasonable deli- |
beration, and it was more pronounced
and emphatic than the first. If the Re-,
publican party is to win any victories
in the future 1t must drop McKinleyism
immediately and permanently, and send
all the men who cling to it to the rear.
The party must, of course, adhere to the
rroective policy, but 1t must be protec-
tion of the rational kind-the protection
which keeps the interests of consumers |
as well as those of producers in view.” |
ee AA {
—The fear of a big land:lide drove the
workmen from the Albion slate quarry at Pen
—TFor stealing two Bibles from a Carlisle
| church James Stumm was sent to prison for
| five years.
—A runaway team at Treichlersvilla threw
Daniel Kase from the wagon, inflicting eriti-
cal injuries.
—An ardent Wiliiamsport Democrat, while
cheering for Cleveland, dropped his false teeth
in the river,
—Two hundred and sixty pounds of butter
were stolen from the creamery at Sigmund |
Lehigh county.
—The cholera scare caused the abatement
of 1000 nuisances in Reading, according to
police court.
—An unknown man was cut in two by a
Pennsylvania Railroad train at Dillerville,
Lancaster County.
—The gunners who shot John Fulton near,
Reading have not yet been located. Fulton’s
condition is eritical.
—With a club two burglars breke into Rub.
| insky’s jewelry store at Shenandoah and stole
§.00 worth of goods.
Practical Reasons Why the Tariff
Should be Altered at Once.
—These two postmasters were named Satur-
From the New York Evening Post. ! day; J. C. Huntington, Copper Tract, and J. B.
There is one reason why the wool | Johnston, Packertorn,
tariff should be repealed at as early a | :
day as possible. The price of wool in | 11a f¥ : 3 po
the London market has been greatly de- i Tes 18 Pa Statue af s Maloy Cy
pressed since the passage of the McKip- | 2d Was fatally erushed.
ley bill, and in consequer.ce the foreign —In a Lehigh Valley Railroad wreck at
White Haven 20 cars were derailed and an
unknown tramp killed.
—Two road agents held up Joseph 'Ecken-
roth, near Forneydale, Lebanon County, but
he thrashed both of them.
—The new Pennsylvania Railroad station at
Schencks’, Bucks Couaty was opened Sator-
day morning to the public. hi
—While drunk Frederick Borngreves step.
material at very low rates. This condi-
tion of things now prevails. The for-
eign manufacturer knows that there will
be free wool and lower duties on wool-
ens in this country within a measurable
period of time. He knows, too, that |
when the woul duties are repealed and |
American manufacturers appear in the
wool market on equal terms - with him- —Knights of Mal ta of Pennsylvania, in ses-
sion at Harrisburg, installed Silas A. Lentz, of
sequence of the new demand for it. | Allentown, Grand Commander:
Obviously it is for the interest of the | —A carload of steel shifted, seriously injur-
ing B. Conrad and Frank Sponk, of New Ber-
much wool and make as mueh cloth as | linville, who were riding upon it.
possible in the interval, to be sent to this
country when the tariff is lowered. The
longer the change is postponed the more
—Professional burglars are making folks un-
easy in the Schuylkill Valiey. Baring’s store
at St. Clair is the latest place looted.
—Five collieries near Shenandoah closed
two weeks ago by the drought will resumed
work Monday with 2500 men and boys.
Republicans want to save the woolen
manufacturers from this artificial and
temporary disadvantage, they will do
well to pass the Springer bill, which is
now in the keeping or the Senate com-
mittee of finance. :
The Superfluity of Titles.
From the Norfolk Landmark.
It is time to be rid of this superfluity
of titles in a democratic country. There
is no harm, of course, and no improprie-
ty employing a man’s legitimate title,
his actual, living title; but the custom
of titling everybody has gone to seed
and has become a farce of the broadest
kind. It is not suprising that our
Southern country should be the subject
or ridicule on this account. We heard
of a gentleman who enjoyed the desigin-
ation of colonel, and being one day in-
troduced toa stranger, was usked if he
had been a colonel in the Confederate
army, he said no. “Then you were in
the Federal army ?” said the 1nterloc-
utor. “No.” answered the colonel. “In
the State militia ?”’ asked the triend, not
easily turned from the line of his inquiry
“No, sir,” said the military man. “I
am a colonel by brevet, sir; I married
the widow of a colonel.”
—Jolin Boardner, a bookkeeper of Pueblo,
Col, who is eharged with being a defaulter
for $800, was captured at Shenandoah.
—Burglars pillaged the homes of Mrs. Bod-
ner, D. A Weist, George Major, Joseph Peifer
and Abraham Hummel, at Treverton,
—Mahanoy City is infested by burglars,
They stole $300 worth of goods from C,
O'Brien’s clothing store Saturday night.
—His attempt to shoot John Lane through
an open window cost George Keeler, of near
Tunkhanneeck, seven years’ imprisonment.
—The wife of Join Heller, who killed him.
self after shooting Muhringer, near Reading,
is pissing and the authorities want to find her.
—Official returns from all the counties ex-
cept Cambria (and semi official there) put
Harrison’s Plurality in Pennsylvania at 63,-
—Daniel Straining wandered from his home
in Harrisburg and was picked up along the
railroad with a fractured: skull and crushed
—D. Lutz & Sons, brewers, of Pittsburg, sued
the English Brewing Syndicate for $100,000
damages because it didn’t purchase their
—Eight curved armor plates weighing 170°
tons, and to be used for turrets oa the’ cruiser
Terror, wera shipped from Bethlemem to.
—A passenger coach on the Lebigh Valley
road at Lost Creek was thrown down an em-
bankment ia a collision, but no one was seri-
ously hart. :
—The robbery of A. J. George's liquor stere,
at Allentown, was confessed by Claude A.
Fritz, of the same place, but who was captured
in New York.
~The trial of Constable Phillips for killing
Squire O'Donnell began at Pottsville yester-
day. A jury was secured and the opening
speech made.
—The tremendous rains up the State flushe
ed the Schuylkill River, and the mureury at
Reading dropped 15 degrees in that many
minutes last week.
—On the ground of cruelty the Court at
phevimies | Reading granted a divorce to J. A. L.. Jennings
From the Pittsburg Post. ' from his newly-wedded wife, who, it is said
The Republican papers are much giv- | pulled out his whiskers.
en to editorials on “The Duty of the | —The Pennsylvania Railroad will build a
Hour.” Tt was the duty of the hour line from William Penn to Mt. Carmel and
that did the business ; that is, the Me- | then a link to Shenandoah, eompleting a
Kicley duty. | route from Sunbury to Philadelphia. ]
S———————— —The Rev. Jumes H. Baird, D. D., of Phila-
Gone to Bed. delphia, has been appointed by Governor Pat-
me | tison a delegate to the National Prison Asso-
From the Providence Journal. | ciation Convention at Baltimore December 3.
It is singular how quickly some peo- _pr. D. Frank Kline, resident physician at
ple subside into innocuous desuetude af- the Lancaster County Hospital and Insane
ter an election is over. There are Asylum, has notified the Board of Poor Diree~
Messrs. George Ticknor Curiis and Pa- tors that he will not be & candidate for re-slec-
trick Egan, for example. tioa in January,
Laying an 01d Ghost.
From the Indianapolis Sentinel.
Mr. Cleveland teok avery sensible
view of the “business interests’ in his
speech at the Chamber of Commerce
dinner. The ‘‘business interests” are |
neither horrible monsters seeking whom
they may devour, nor are they common
enemies to be hooted or pelted. The
contusion in the public mind has arisen
from the claim set up by the monopolies
and trusts that they alone constitute the
business interests, and that any interfer-
ence with their plans of public pillage is
certain to result in disaster to the coun-
try. Mr. Clevelaud’s utterances on the
subject are exceedingly timely and ap-
* The Duty of the Hour.