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-can party found itself in the soup.
-day the National capital has ever seen.
for Americans or the Death of the Tar-
‘elect a president at least once a month.
BY PRP. GRAY MEEK.
. —The cabinet is full at last. We
hope not too much so for utterance.
—CBARLEY DANA, in his New York
Sun can guy his funny name, but
“Hoky-poky’’ SMmira, you bet, will get
there just the same.
—The convenuon of the electrical
engineers of the country now sitting in
St. Louis, Mo., will more than likely
give that city a shock of some sort.
—Representative NickeLL, of Phila-
delphia, must have been in a decidedly
sour mood when he introduced his bill
to prevent the adulteration of vinegar.
—For once in their lives the Demo-
crats have come out on top. The ‘‘head
I win, tail you lose’ game was played
with both Populists and Republicans
in Kansas and worked like a charm.
—A beer trust which will be the
largest organization of its kind in the
country is about forming in Detroit.
The price of hops will not be affected,
but who can say so much as to that of
— Whatever the condition of the
Treasury the growth of the new navy
shoald not be impeded. We should be
able to get armored battle ships on cred-
it for they assume the nature of a debt
that will float itself.
—-The fellow who invested his entire
bank account in Columbian souvenir
coins finds that there are three millions
of them to be disposed of at ons dollar
before his dreamed of speculation will
begin to cast & material shadow.
—The rice crop of the South reached
two hundred and twenty-five million
pounds last year, a gain of ten million
pounds over any preceding year’s
growth. Is it any wonder the Republi-
——To-morrow will be the biggest
Thousands of people will be there to see
the finale of the little play, America
iff Robbers, in which they played such
and important role last November.
—TIt will take $166,600,000 to pay
the pension claimants this year... Mr.
Raum says $200,000,000 will be requir-
ed next year, Itis to be hoped that
something will have been done, ere
‘‘next’’ year comes, to relieve the coun-
try of this awful drain upon its re-
—If the country could stand it it
would undoubtedly be a good plan to
Congress would then get something done
because of so many adjournments. In
the last four days more work has been
put through than was accomplished all
the rest of the session. :
—TUncle JERRY RUSK 15 out with ad-
vice to farmers to fatten their hogs for
market , instead of selling their corn. |
He forgets when he says a short crop of
porkers is bound to make high prices,
that to-morrow will mark the beginning
of a period during which the market
will be quickly overstocked by the por-
cine specimens that have been feeding
at the pubiic stalls for the last four
—The cordial reception accorded
ADLAI STEVENSON, all along the route
he traveled from his home in Blooming-
ton, 11l., to Washington, was fresh evi-
dence of the place he holds in the hearts
of the people. Few men indeed have
met popular favor in a more successful
way than Mr. STEVENSON and as presi-
dent of the Senate, that strong individ-
uality that has marked his career thus
far will undoubtedly predominate to
strengthen the faith reposed in him asa
——To-morrow BENJAMIN HARRI-
80N will step down and out. His suc-
cessor GROVER CLEVELAND represents
a party that is pledged to reform the
tariff, revise the pension rolls and regu-
late the taxes to the uses of the govern-
ment economically administered, He
finds the country on the verge of a fi-
nancial crisis, the Treasury drained to
its last resource and its general business
interest in a precarious condition.
‘What will four years of Democratic ad-
ministration bring fortk? Who can
say that it has not been well if the
country finds itselfin 1896 as it did in
~The Republican press is having a
great time in climbing the genealogical
trees of the families represented in Mr.
CLEVELAND'S cabinet. Mr. OLNEY, of
Massachusetts, and Mr. SMITH, of Geor-
gia, are both sticklers for it and not hav-
ing found any vulnerable points in their
ancestry it acknowledges its defeat by
crying out ‘Who is this man OLNEY ?”’
“Who is this man Smita?” Though
never having figured in public life they
are none the less men of known repute
in private affairs, in the communities in
which they reside, and their practical
ideas when put to service for tl.eir coun-
try will soon answer the sneering ques-
tions of the disgruntled press. Who
was GROVER CLEVELAND before he be-
STATE RIGHTS AND FEDERAL UNION.
BELLEFONTE, PA.,, MARCH 3, 1893.
The South in the New Cabinet.
To those American citizens who be-
lieve that the Union has been fully re
stored, and that sectionalism is dead
and should be buried beyond the pos
sibility of resurrection, it is a source of
gratification to observe the number of
Southern men who will be in President
CLEVELAND's cabinet. Ever since the
war the presence of a man from that
section in a high position connected
with the government was regarded by
a certain class of politicians with af.
fected alarm. They pretended to see
great danger in the official recognition
of Southern men, and assumed to draw
from it the inference that the ‘Rebel
Brigadiers” would soon be in the
Of course this was done for political
effect, but great injustice resulted from
it to a class of our fellow citizens who
in the performance of their duty to
their country and government have
been examples of honor and loyalty
ever since the restoration of the Union.
Mr. CLevELaND has put the seal of
condemnation on such injustice by
calling three citizens of the South to
places in his cabinet, and they are
men who will prove as serviceable to
the administration as to the general
interests of the country.
Foremost among them is Senator
CARLISLE, a statesman who is recog-
nized as one of the very first among
our public men in point of ability,
while his probity equals the high order
of his intellect. For the special pur-
pose he is 1ntended to serve in carrying
out the policy of tariff and financial re-
form it would pave vein impossitle to
have made a better selection, or rather
it may be said that it is questionable
whei'sw any other selection would
have been as good.
And where could the choice for Sec-
retary of the Navy have more worthily
and properly fallen thab upon HiLary
A, Herserr of Alabama. We observe
a Republican contemporary pretending
to be horrified at the idea of the Ameri-
can navy being put in charge of an ex.
confederate. The poor, deluded sheet
is probably igunorant'of the fact that
the Alabama statesman, whom Mr.
CLevELAND has called into his cabinet,
has had as much to do with the re.
storation of the navy as any other man
connected with the government. As
Affairs during CLEVELAND'S first ad-
ministration he was the chief assistang
of Secretary WHITNEY in rescuing our
naval establishment from the dilapi-
negligence and spoilation had re-
In Mr. Hoke SmitH, of Georgia,
the new cabinet will have a man of ex-
cellent ability and high character, in
view of which tact the idiotic ridicule
of his name may be regarded with con-
tempt. As in Mr. HERBERTs case, the
sensitive Republican loyalists affect to
regard his appointment with alarm,
pretending to be shocked at the idea of
the Pension Bureau coming under the
jurisdiction of an ex-confederate Sec-
retary of the Interior. But really the
greatest danger to the pension system
lies in the extravagance and profligacy
of Northern politicians. No harm
will be done the interests of worthy
pensioners by a cabinet officer who,
while recognizing their just claims,
will also see that the government is
The ample recognition of the South
by Mr. CLeveLaND in the make-up of
his cabinet is one of the best features
of its construction. It completely ig
nores the injurious sectional feeling
that so long prevailed. It entirely dis-
cards the bloody shirt and consigns it
to oblivion. The result of it will be
the thorough disproof of the assump:
tion, upon which the Republican party
has done so much political banking,
that it is dangerous to entrust South-
ern men with responsible positions in
—— The bill which the late Senator
NEegn, of Allegheny county, introduced
in the Legislature, shortly before his
death, which makes it a misdemeanor
for any person to furnish untrue stories
to newspapers for publication as news,
will more than likely become a law,
If such is the case the “practical joker
and news fakir” will fiad themselves
came Governor of New York?
out of a job,
Should Be of Beaten Brass.
That commemorative occasions are
not always in honor of some good act or
the accomplishment of some noble pur-
pose is evidenced by the fact that on
the 25th of April next, the surviving
members of the band of 306 political
bummers, who would have forced
GRANT upon the country for a third term
and GRANT-ism upon it forall time,
are to have a dinner in commemora-
tion of the cause for which they strug-
gled and the efforts that made them
In the entire history of the govern-
ment or of the political efforts connect:
ed with it, there has been nothing as
brazen as this proposed commemora-
tion, or as impudent as will be its
It is simply intended, and will be,
the glorification of an effort, on the
part of office-holders, government-con-
tractors and big and little treasury rob-
bers to perpetuate for all time the ruin-
ous rule of the few who then con-
trolled the power and patronage of the
government and to rob the people of the
authority to choose their own rulers or
to dictate ard enforce that government:
al policy that best suited their inter-
ests. It will be the “honoring” ofa
combination of all that was venal in
a most venal administration to perpet-
uate venality; the’ commemoration of
a combine of corrupt persons, for cor-
rapt purposes and that they, them-
selves, might reap the benefits of that
These were the purposes, and the
efforts to attain these ends are to be
commemorated by a dinner!
Shades of all that is pare in politics!
honorable in design! or patriotic in
purpose! What brazen impudence?
What unparalleled effrontery ? ;
And yet, possibly it is the proper
thing to have this commemorative din-
ner; to keep alive a recollection of the
designs of these conspirators and cor-
ruptionists and a remembrance of the
disgraceful defeat that followed their
efforts. As'a warning to others it may
be well not to forget the purpose for
[ which this combination was formed,
or the dishonor that followed those
connected with it. And so the dinner
should proceed: It should be held
with all the eclat possitle and along
with the original badge ot membership,
chairman of the committee on Naval |
dated condition to which Republican |
that each participant will wear, indi-
cating that he ‘was a member of the
gang, should be another badge of beaten
brasey; symbolical of the disgraceful de-
feat that crowned their efforts and the
brazenness of their attempt now to hon.
ora conspiracy, which, had it been
successful, would have sounded the
death-kuell to the hopes ofa free peo-
ple and the future of our Rzpublican
form of government.
Let the dinner go on, and hereafter
let the badge of the 306 be of “beaten
Clean Up for Spring.
March with all its bluster, slush and
mud is upon us, It is the beginning
of that season which proves so uncer:
tain and unhezlthful to humanity un-
less the greatest care is taken to guard
against its sudden changes of tem pera-
With the first warm days will come
an inclination, on the part those who
are heedless of nature's demands, to
lay off the heavy underwear and com.
mit those little indiscretions by way ot
lighter clothing which so often termi-
nate fatally to foolish people. March
18 fitful in the extreme, and the past
has taught us that the mercury is kept
continually bobbing up and down and
with it will come as usual spring mud
and slush. All the back yard accu.
mulations of the winter are now begin-
ning to thaw out and the germs of dis-
ease are spread upon the air.
The general cleaning up should be
begun as early as possible, for there
will be lots of it to do. Be careful to
get the rubbish in the back yard all
cleaned up. Ventillate the cellar
properly, carry cut any ashes or other
dirt that may have accumulated in: it
during the cold season and apply the
white-wash freely. There 1s no better
disinfectant than lime and do not be
afraid to apply plenty of it.
One of the principal instrumentali-
ties working against the health of our
people is 1m propersan’tary regulations.
They must be looked after now, for
with the home poorly drained of its
filth there is bound to be sewer gas and
All these things demand the im-
mediate attention of those who hope to
preserve their physical strength and
disobedience to nature's demands means
untold misery and large doctor bills.
That dread scourge, cholera, will, in
all probability, invade our country just
as soon as the warm weather begins
and to be “forewarned” is to be “fore-
armed.” Let our readers all of them
begin the work of cleaning up just as
soon as the weather permits. No
time should be lost and remember that
the thriftiest and cleanliest people are
At noon to-morrow Grover CLEVE
LAND will be sworn in as President ot
the United States. The ceremonies it
issaid will be the most elaborate that
have ever been celebrated on a similar
occasion. The military and civic pa-
rade will be at once imposing and gor-
geous. From the White House to the
inaugural stand at the Capitol Mr.
Harrison and Mr. CLEVELAND will
ride in the same carriage, Mr. CLEVE-
LAND sitting at Mr. Harrison's right
side. Oa the return their positions
will be just reversed.
The President and his daughter, Mra.
MoKkg, will remain in the White
House to welcome Mr. and Mrs,
CLEVELAND, but immediately after the
ivauguration they will proceed, by an
early afternoon train, direct for Indian-
Thus will Washington have seen the
last of Mr. HarrisoN in the capacity
of chief executive of ‘the land. His
administration in one respect has been
a signal failure—in that he was not
politic enough to pave his way to the
second term he so dearly longed for.—
As a man he is practical, much learn-
ed, and was in every way qualified to
make an illustrious name for: himselt
bui the bitter partisanship, and abso-
lute domiuveering of his political meth.’
ods, the support of the imfamous force
bill and his studied determination: to
place party above couniry, at all times,
makes him a man whose official life
will beremembered with littie else than
contempt, though his personality was
truly that of an honorable, upright
He was unfortunate in having been
called to the head of the government
just when the country was undergoing
ove of its regular periods ot depression
and of a necessity as such tuings al-
ways appear was held respounsible for
the hard times that have prevailed
ever since CLEVELAND'S last term.
A Novel Method of Voting.
In a number of the towns of the State of New
York, when the Spring elections are held this
year, there will be a very novel scene. Each
voter will walk into a little room with a wall of
sheet-iron, will see before him a neat array of
bright knobs—to each of which is attached the
name of a candidate for office, the whole num-
ber including all the names placed in nomina-
tion—push in the knob for every name he
wishes to vote, and will pass out, having taken,
according to the experiment in Lockport last
year, less than forty seconds. By the machin”
ery thus employed every vote is securely and
secretly recorded, and every voter can cast
one vote, and no more, for one candidate for
each office. There is no printing of ballots re_
required, there is" no chance of misprinted
names, or of miscounting, accidental or intend.
ed, or of changing the returns. The election
held in Lockport in the Spring of 1892 was very
favcrably reported on by those who watched
it, and the like’ elections this year will be
closely studied. If the machinery does in all
places what it did in Lockport, it would seem
thatthe ingenuity of the Yankee inventor had
settled the vexed question of ballot ref rm,
and by a voting-machine had destroyed much
of the viciousness of machine-voting. The
Australian system, for which so much energy
and ink has been expended, can at best only
secure secrecy where the voter is bent on hav-
ing it, but this machine seems to eompel sec.
recy, and to make the various phases of elec-
toral crime and abuse physical impossibilities:
The saving of money is said to be very great,
but the saving in political demoralization and
corruption must be, if the machine works uni-
formly ana continuously well, simply inecalcu-
The above we get from Harper's
Weekly ot the 18th inst, The voting
machine to which it refers as being so
ingenious, efficient and valuable, is the
inyention of a former well known citi-
zen of this place, Mr. J. H. Meyers.
There is no question that it doubly dis-
counts all other known methods of se-
caring fair aad secret elections as well
as an honest count and the speediest re-
turn of resulis.” It 1s the method of
the futare, but uclackily for Peuvnsyl-
vania, her Constitution, which requires
all voting to be by “ballot,” will have
to be ehanged before this ring-ridden
and machine bossed commonwealth
can reap auy of the benefits, of any
perfect system of voting and counting
Harrison’s Final Blunders.
From the Chicago Herald.
The prospects of Hawaiian annexa-
tion are fading perceptibly away. The
hasty action of President Harrison's
Administration has a tendency to
awaken distrust. Nothing should have
been done without the most ample
knowledge on the subject and in rela-
tion to every condition of affairs in-
volved in the negotiation. If the pre-
sent Administration had moved in
earnest to dispose of the silver question
and had left the Hawaiian question for
deliberate action the blaze of glory in
which it hoped to disappear would
have been a more distinct illumination.
In dodging the silver question and
rushing the Hawaiian question two
mistakes were made. ' Both are grave
mistakes, and involve President Har-
rison’s last official days in a shadow of
Young Blood in the Cabinet.
From the Louisville Courier-Journal.
The new cabinet ,brings into public
life a new element; it represents a
younger generation of men; it is made
up not of worn-out party “backs,” bat
of vigorous, progressive, determined
men, men of conviction, whose faces
are turned to the future, not to the past.
The Cabinet is something of a surprise
to our Republican friends, but it is rep-
resentative of the very elements which
surprised the same gentlemen at the
polls last November, and it is certain
that it commands the entire approval
of the people who elected Mr. Cleve-
land President; for it gives them full
assurance that the promises of the
platform are to become living realities.
Who and What He Is,
From the Pittsburg Post.
A. C. Beckwith, the new Democratic
senator from Wyoming, was not a
candidate before the legislature, and
was chosen by the governor for that
reason. He built the first house in
Cheyenne 30 years ago; and now lives
in Evancton, a town near the Utah
line. He owns a “ank, many square
miles of land, the cattle upca many
hills, coal mines and coal ‘and timber
lands. His hobby is horses, and he
breeds trotters on the finest farm in
the mountains. | He is a native of New
York and is 60 years old, = |
The Martin Can Fly Home Again:
From the Philadelphia Times.
Bleeding Kansas bleeds no more,
The war is oyer. = The populists have
surrendered, The members who were
elected have taken their seats in the
legally-organized House of Representa-
tives, and those who were not elected
are apparently left out in the cold, It
would seem also as though the Gov-
ernor was rather badly left, to say
nothing ot Senator-elect John Martin,
who was voted for by the House that
is now dissolved. Fortunately, the or-
ganization of the Senate is not depend-
ent upon him,
He Would Have Appreciated it More.
From the New York World.
The dinner to be given to Vice-Presi-
dent Morton to-night, by the Senators
ot both parties, is a deserved tribute to
what they call his “constant fairness,
signal ability and uniform courtesy.”
So far as the Republicans are concern-
ed, the compliment would have materi-
alized more justly in a renomination
at Minneapolis: And would it not
have been quite as well forthe ticket?
They Miss Him.
From the Charleston News and Courier.
From the way in which the republi-
can organs are still howling over the
commission of Mr. Gresham we' think
the old party teels that it is going to
miss him very sadly. ‘By the way, as
we nave said before, who is the great-
est living Republican now? Not
counting Mrs. Lease, of course.
It Was Ever Thus.
From the Williamsport Times,
The expiring hours of congress is.
when ‘‘crooked” work is made most ef-
fective. Taking advantage of the rush
and turmoil, such creatures ‘snake’
through bilis carrying in their trail
schemes which benefit a few at the ex-
pense of the many.
Borrowing Gold to Buy Silver,
From the St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
It will be bad finance and worse
sense to buy silver with borrowed gold,
but the continued absorption "of the
white metal, after we sell bouds to ac-
camulate some of the #yellow metal,
will practically amount to this very
Things Are Pacific as Usual,
From the Pittsburg Chronicle-Teleg raph.
It looks as though ‘the Sandwich Is-
lands would not be annexed just now,
There is no hurry. The islands are
not trying to get Hawaii.
The Coming Time.
From the Chicago Tribune.
A time is coming, Mme. Lilinokala-
i, when $20,000 will be more than
enough to pension all the crowned
heads in the world.
Spawls from the Keystone,
—The coal thiners’ strike at Nanticoke is
—Chester’s trollery will be extended to Ed"
—Banker F. V. Rockafellow, of Wilkesbarre,
18 gradually sinking.
—A runaway car killed Charles Winters at
a Minersville colliery.
—A tall of rock Friday in a Shenandoah col-
liery crushed John Wiley.
—Tha 114 prisoners in Lancaster county jail
were vaccinated on Sunday.
—The body of a female infant was found in a
stream near Northumberland.
—The Bowmanite Conference Sunday or-
dained nine ministers at Reading.
—Cars at Delano Friday night fatally
squeezed Brakeman Frank Draper.
—Both the daughters of John T. Kinney, of
Braddock, eloped on Saturday night.
—Pittsburg is following Philadelphia in an
endeavor to lessen the water waste.
—A lump of coal tumbled from a car at Ash-
land, fatally injuring Lyman Berger.
—While talking with his parents at Shenan-
doah, Timothy Scalley dropped dead.
—Ill health induced Jacob Honicker, of Lo-
cust Gap, to snuff his life out with a pistol.
—An unprecedented number of empty hous-
es make Pittsburg real estate dealers glum.
—Coal trains in the néighborhood of Potts-
ville are still greatly handicapped by the snow.
—The Pennsylvania Woman Suffrage Asso_
ciation held a convention in Harrisburg Tues.
—The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Compa-
ny is to elvevate its tracks over Fifth street,
—Caught in a snow drift, John Edler,of Al-
lentown, was so badly frozen he may not re-
—Her clothes taking fire from a grate, Eliza-
beth Barr, near Washington, was burned to
—Both of James Dolan’s legs were cut off
Saturday by a train at Locust Summis, and he
—One of a nest of six boilers st Tyler,
MecTurk & Co.'s colliery, near Pottsville, ex-
—The Security Building and Loan Associa-
tion, capital $1,000,000 was organized Friday in
—Pittsburg labor organizations oppose the
proposed $10.000 appropriation for a trade
—Mayor-elect Shanaman, of Resding, has,
since Tuesday, received 1200 letters of con-
—By falling down the stairs of his. restau _
rant at Mauch Chunk, Leopold Reis received
—An hour after returning from his child’s
funeral Friday, Julius Dunio, of Lancaster,
—G. A.R. men at Pittsburg will indorse €ap-
tain John Taylor, Philadelphia, for national
—Tucking himself snugly in bed at Pitts
burg, W. B. Fullz, a traveling salesman, put a
bullet in his brain.
—The body of James Griffith was buried for
five hours under tons of coal in a Shenandoah
colliery, Friday night.
! —Two fine horses belonging to T. F. Gor-
| min, Mahonoy" City, ran upon the railro:
track and were killed. ‘
—A party of people from Western Pennsyl
vania will soon start for Colorado, to establish
an Economite colony. ? :
—Crane Iron Company notified its furnace
men at Macungie that on March 1 wages will
be reduced 10 per cent.
—Some of the striking coal miners of the
Monongahela Valley returned to work Monday
at the company’s figures.
—The body of John F. Flattery was washed
ashore on the river near Pittsburg, and it is
s1pposed he killed himself.
—The site of Pittsburg’s old post office, at
Fifth avenue and Smithfield street, was sold,
atauction Friday for $435,500.
—To save himself from the flames which en-
veloped him, J. E. Sm ‘th, a Delta, York county
merchant, rolled in the snow.
—Ten deacons and eleven elders were or-
dained Sunday night by the Dubbs Evangeli-
cal Conference at Bethlehem.
—A burglar threatened to shoot Gotlieb
Stahley, at Gendon, Sunday night, if he did
not vacate his own shoe store.
—Cumberland County Commissioners will
ask the Supreme Court to decide whether or
not Dickinson College is taxable.
—Ice carried away a portion of the Susque-
hanpa River dam near Columbia, and now shad
will be able to get up that stream.
—The tariff is given as a pretext for closing
Moorehead & Cos iron mill at Sharpsburg,
which Friday discharged 600 men.
—Stepping from his cab near St. Clair at
night, Engineer Casper Medevick, of Palo Al-
to, was cut down by an unseen train.
—It was reported at the Bowmanite confer-
ence, in Reading Monday, that the total val.
ue of their chucch property is $683,900.
—Edward West, of Homestzad, reputed to
ba worth $100,000 was Saturday sent to prison
for six years for assaulting a colored girl,
—A rumor that a reservoir was leaking on
the mountain above St. Clair made the people
prapare for a hasty flight Saturday night.
—In a wreck onthe Cumberland Valley Rail-
road, near Cleversburg, Brakeman John Syn-
der was badly hurt and eight cars smashed.
—Young James G. Blaine Monday went to
the Monongahela Valley, presumably to sell
the large tract of land owned by the family.
~The Bowmanite Evangelical Conference,
at Reading, advised young ministers to pre-
pare to preach in German as well as English.
—Brakeman C. W. Bull, of the Northern Cen.
tral Railroad, fell from his train near York
Saturday, and had both arms and a leg cut off.
--Judge Lyons, of Juniata county, decided
Friday that Dickinson College and Metzger
Female Institute, at Carlisle, are not taxable,
—A commission was Monday issued by the
Adjutant General to Colonel Edward de V.
Morrell, of the Second Regiment, Philadel
—A freight engine collided Friday with a
passenger engine on the Pennsylvania Rail-
road at Pottsville and both locomotives were
wrecked. : :
—Damages amounting to $541 were awarded
the Ahl estate, Carlisle, against the Crescent
Pip2 Line Company for laying a pipe through
—At ‘the United Brethren Conference in
Harrisburg Saturday, A. H. Rice, of Charbers-
burg, and J.C. Knipf, of Baltimore, were elec -
ted tructees of Lebanon Valley College.