Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, May 05, 1893, Image 1

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    Ink Slings.
—CLEVELAND'S advent injthe Windy
city caused quite a breeze.
—The sole leather trust ought to
be a last-ing affair with $130,000,000
--Old mother nature is almost as
backward with her Spring work as the
State Legislature.
— Bellefonte councils having voted
them theright of way cows will con-
tinue having bull-y times on our streets.
—If there is anything in a name
SAMUEL SMILES, the newly appointed
nurse at the cottage hospital, in Philips-
burg, should have a very beneficial ef-
fect on patients in that institution.
— Philadelphia newspapers want the
coroner’s office done away with and we
suppose it’s all because they don’t like
New Yorkers to see how many people
are dying otf ennui in the poky old
Quaker city.
—Statistics inform us that we wear
out four million dollars worth of shoes
every year. It would be interesting to
know what percentage of this enor-
mous purchase of foot-wear is made by
the Walking Delegates of the land.
—The World’s Fair has opened and
from the general manifestation of satis-
{action on the part of those who have
been there already, Chicago’s blow about
the work she has been doing has not
been all wind by any means.
—There are those who want to call
Chicago ‘Queen of the May.” This is
a free country and every one is at
liberty to express himself as he
chooses, but who ever heard of a big
footed old ham like Chicago posing
asa May queen.
—It was remarked the other evening,
as an old Methodist brother of a some-
what shady character took communion
at the Quarterly Love Feast :
“Why I didn’t know he took com-
“I guess he takes anything he gets his
hands on’’—was the response of one who
knew the communicant a trifle better.
—The gold bugs of the country will
have one thing to talk about at least
when they meet in convention in Chi-
cago next month. They can condole
with one another for the set back Mr.
CARLISLE gave their selfish and un-
statesmanlike attempt to force the gov-
ernment to buy their gold with bonds.
—The lack of sympathy for the strik-
ing New York hotel waiters is possibly
a revenge-ful turn on the part of the
public. If the waiters are kept as long
in suspense as hungry guests of the ho-
tels which they serve usually are, per-
haps they will learn a good lesson by
the wait they are having for an adjust-
—The Hon. Dox M. DICKINSON, of
Michigan, has been appointed govern-
ment director of the Union Pacific raijl-
road, a position which would netLhim the
handsome (?) sum of three hundred and
fifty dollars per annum. The prominent
Michigander would be a veritable Mich-
igoose to diddle his time away with
such a job.
—The snap game which the Revoln-
tionists are trying to play on the Span-
ish government in Cuba savors very
much of GARzA-ism, but with all the
pooh poohing of Spain about the in-
signficauce of the uprising, she might
lose that valuable chain of islands as
easily as she did this big one that we're
—The defeated Georgia Populist
Gubernatorial candidate, Tom Warso:r,
has declared his intention of making a
platform that will please every-one.
From the way he was turned down last
Fall it might not be out of place to sug-
gest a cross beam, a trap and a noose as
the most probable kind that would suit
his following.
—And now the Philadelphia waiters
have gona on a strike. “What fools
these mortals be.” They declare they
won’t work unless they can have
whiskers. No one wants their ¢whisk-
ers” we're sure, but from the number of
hairs found in tha butter and soup
down there sometimes, we're lead to in-
fer that the waiters must grow tired of
them themselves or else they are often
seized with generous spasms which Ais.
tribute their hirsute appendages broad
—If some of those Wall street bank-
ers who are trying to squeeze the gov-
ernment into issuing bonds so they can
gobble them up at a good fat rate in-
stead of helping it out of the present
strained condition by’ turning their
horded gold into the Treasury in ex-
change for the paper certificates, which
ere as much legal tender as the yellow
metal, would have been along the route
of the Liberty bell, from Philadelphia to
Chicago, last week, mayhaps they would
have learned alecson in the duties of
citizenship that would have made them
open their selfish hearts.
The Opening of the Columbian Fair.
Atter the brilliant preliminary of the
the fact that this Republic at last has
a navy of which the American people
can be proud, the great Columbian Fair
was opened this week under auspices
which promise to make it one of the
greatest eventsin the world’s unhalting
progress to the highest stage of civili-
zation. The effort which led up to
this consummation has been sustained
for the past two years by the uniting
energy and irrepressible enterprise of
the most energetic and enterprising city
in the world, Chicago having fully
proved that the confidence which com-
mitted to her the honor and duty of
preparing and managing the memorial
demonstration in honor of the great
discovery, and the immortal discoverer,
wag not misplaced.
But the trophies of this achievement
are not limited tothe credit of Chicago,
alone. All sections of one common
country have contributed to the sum
total of the glories of this triumph of
civilization. The general government
has been liberal in its assistance, and
there is not a State or a city in this
broad land, that will not have done its
share in making the Columbian Expo-
gition the crowning glory of the nine-
teenth century. Nor has the world at
large been backward in rendering its
tribute of homage to the memory of
him whose voyage of discovery doub-
led the known area of the globe and
brought a new world within the knowl.
edge and influence of the old. Every
land within the limits of civilization
has taken a part in the Columbian
demonstration, represented by the high-
est achievemeats of its skill and labor,
and the best products of its intellectual
development,” and the most typical ex-
emplifications of ite manhogd and
womanhood. Never before was there
such a symposium of the higher quali:
ties of man’s nature and the highest at-
tainments of human capacity.
It was therefore infinitely appropri-
ate that an occasion of such vast signif:
jcance in the evolution of modern civil-
ization should be initiated with impos-
ing ceremonies, such as attended the
opening of the Columbian Fair on Mon-
day. It was in keeping with the mag.
nitude and dignity of the event that the
Chief Magistrate of the Republic
should be the leading personage in the
proceedings which proclaimed that the
great Exposition was open for the
world’s attendance, and that America
was ready to extend her hospitality to
all the people of the earth who might
come and participate in this universal
tribute to the genius of Columbus. The
greatest result of his discovery was the
epringing of this Republic into exist-
ence, the furnishing of a foothold for
a coign of vantage from which free-
dom shall eventually extend to every
land. The American Republic is the
beneficient fruitage of the discovery of
this western world, and, as its repre.
sentative, the President of the United
States opened this wonderful exhibit of
what has been accomplished by a free
people who have never been made to
share the fruits of their labor as a trib-
ute to the exactions of tyranny, but
who have been stimulated in their de-
velopment by benignant institutions
that have secured an equality of rights
to every class of citizens.
Truly the most distinguishing feat-
ure of the Chicago Fair is that which
associates it with the wonderful ad
vancement that has been made by the
American people under the influence of
a free government. All these mighty
achievements of untrammeled enter
prise aud intelligent labor are mainly
the offspring of the liberty which our
people enjoy. Other and older nations
have given exhibits of the fruits of
their enlightenment and enterprise, in
the torm of World's fairs, to which
they invited the contributions of other
lands, but their achievements in this
respect were the culmination of centu-
| ries of development. It has been re.
| served for this young nation, a mere
{ juvenile among the sisterhood of na-
| tionalitiet, to show by the complete:
| ness and magnitude of her exhibition,
surpassing the efforts of all other na-
| tions, what her free institutions and
the equality of her Jaws have done for
. her material evolution and the prosper-
"ity and welfare of her people.
"The part taken by President CLevs.
naval review, which accentuated the |
human liberty, which should serve as
{LAND in the opening ceremonies on
| Monday was especially becoming as
performed by a Democratic President.
(As the Columbian Exposition in a
marked degree emphasizes the fact that
we are again a thoroughly united peo-
ple, it would have been unsuitable for
the chief personage in the opening cer-
emonies to have been the representa:
tive of a sectional party. Sectionalism
in this Republic of ours is a thing of
the past. It was kept up too long by
a political party for a political advan:
tage, but its death-knell was rang when
the North and the West and the South
each coutributed a due share to tbe
election of a President who can claim
that the tenure of his office is based
upon majorities contributed by every
section of the Union. Upon this truly
Democratic and non-sectional President
developed the duty of opening the Ex-
position to which the people of the
United States, no longer divided by
sectional antagonism, have invited the
people of the world to come and partic-
ipate in doing honor to the discoverer
of America.
Bay State Acquisition.
Nothing could be more gratifying to
Democrats than the election of a mem-
ber of their party in the Seventh
Massachusetts Congressional district to
fill the vacancy caused by the resigna-
tion of Regresentative Lopge recently
elected to the United States Senate.
The district has always been Republi:
can and had the questionable distinc:
tion of being last represented by Con-
gressman Lopae, the author of the
Force bill. The Democrats had made
frequent gallant but unsuccessful ef-
forts to capture it. Mr. Lobcr being
hard pushed in last year’s campaign,
he having pulled through by a reduced
majority. His subsequent election ta
the United States Senate, as a reward
for his Force bill service occasioned
the special election last week, which
resulted in the success of the Demo:
cratic candidate.
The person by whom this triumph
has been achieved, leading the Demo-
crats to victory for the first time in the
Seventh Massachusetts Congressional
district, is Dr. WiLLiaM EVERETT, son of
Eowarp EvERETT the great orator and
scholar who was among the founders
of the Republican party. Dr. Evererr
represents the best intelligence and
morality of the Bay State, but has lett
the Republican party because he found
it antagomzing the intelligence and |
morality of which he is 80 conspicuous
a representative. In allying himself |
with the Democrats he has the asso-
ciation of the ApaMEs the QUINCEY'S
and the RusseLLs, who in the better
days of Republicanism were the shin-
ing lights of that party in their State,
‘bat who have been forced into the
Democratic ranks by the various
abominations which have been en-
grafted upon the policy of the Republi-
can party. Massachusetts, with its
superior education, has always been
held up as an exemplification of the
fact that intelligence gravitated to the
Republican ranks, but it is certainly
an evidence of its degeneracy when its
best intelligence separates from it, and
allies itself with the Democracy.
—If ever a lie was given to the
public it was the statement sent out
from Washington, on Monday morning,
by some irresponsible news maker that
the death of captain GirserT C. WiLtse,
of the United States navy, was occa’
sioned by a broken heart because ot the
hauling down of the stars and stripes
from the Hawaiian government build-
ings in Honolulu. Such silly twaddle
will hardly deceive anyone into believ-
ing that Commissioner BrLouNt acted
in any other than the right way in his
proceeding and it is hardly probable
that the attempts of the sore Republi-
can press to make political capital out
of this last lie will amount to anything
more than emphasizing its discomfit.
By changing one word in a fa-
miliar pugilistic expression we have a
very good description of the old Liber
ty bell. Slightly disfigured and not in
the ring.
——1If you want printing of any de.
| scription the WATCHMAN office is the
place to have it done.
VY \ Asda)
©, :
Awakening at Last.
Notwithstanding the glaring wrongs
that were being perpetrated upon the
government and the disgrace being
brought upon that honorable organiza
tion, the Grand Army of the Republic,
by pension sharks, bounty jumpers
coffee coolers and even those who per
jure themselves that they might live
at public expense and off the glory of
others, it was believed that the Grand
Army either did not care to put forth
its claim to the esteem of our people or
free itself from the parasites which have
been sucking its life blood. The time
has come, however, when itis begin
ning to awaken from the sleep which
threatened its final dissolution.
This backward drift of the organiza-
tion has been seen with alarm. Those
who have its interests at heart and
who still hold dear the associations of
those who merit the honored title of
veteran are awakening to the disgrace
and ignominy being brought upon them,
by their failure to act towards purging
the pension roll and making it the roll
of honor that it should be and one time
The ousting of the Raums, TANNERS,
and like political spoilsmen has had
its effect already in the Pension Bureau.
The new Commissioner Judge Loon:
REN, assumed the duties of hisoffice, on
iast Tuesday, and ic is understood that
his policy, which has been approved by
the president, will be to make a clean
sweep of all the officials of the pension
office who have any voice in determin-
ing action upon pension cash or con-
struction of pension laws. This action
when carried out will bring the system
down to a fair and square start. The
unworthy pensioners will be weeded
out and the roll will then appear as it
did when no dishonored names ap-
peared on it. E
The best evidence of the determina-
tion of the Grand Army to place itself
right before the people and perpetuate
its honorable organization, is seen in
its efforts to free itself of the great
horde of hangers-on who are trying to
shelter themselves under the blue coat
and brass button,
The following excerpts from an editon
ial in the Grand Army Gazelle gives a |
fair idea of what it hopes will be ac-
“The Gazette's editor long ago called
attention in an article on “The Roll of
Honor” to the fact that there were
numberless frauds on the pension rolls,
and manfully took the ground that
these should be eliminated and the pen-
sion list be made again what it was at
first, and what the patriotic people of
America intended it should be—a Rol!
of Houor.
The most drastic measures could not
be severe enough for that purpose.
In this purifying process every com-
rade can be enlisted who has given
honorable service in his country’s hour
of need. And it is as much a patriotic
duty. Tf you know of a person receiv-
ing pension in your town who is not
honorably entitled to it by
the field, send the name to the new
Pension Commissioner for investigation.
There will be some starthng revela-
tions in the next two or three years, we
are convinced. We have some evi
dence already which will be prepared
for the new Commissioner of Pensions.
If fraud cannot be proven, then the
pension will still be paid. ;
If fraud can be proven it cannot be
too quickly proven, and the pension
should cease.
Every dollar paid in fraud is wick-
edly stolen, not alone from the patient
tax-payers, but from the deserving vet:
erans. Strike, comrades, while the
iron is hot, and if it should sear some
bogus claimants so as to leave'a mark
by which they may be known of all
men, there will beno cause for regret.”
——— Three more vetoes have been
recorded by Governor ParrisoN. The
bills providing for a commission to io-
vestigate the necessity of establishing
a State printing office and also for a
commission to ascertain the number of
unnaturalized citizens in State charita:
ble institutions both met a negative
swipe of his pen. Because, as he says,
both are unnecessary, as the former
will be satisfactorily reported by. the
joint committee of both houses already
appointed and the latter is a daty of
the State Board of Public Charities.
The third bill of which the Governor
disapproved was the one providing for
the appropriation of enough funds to
pay postage on the Legislative Record.
May the New Management Succeed.
From the Doylestown Daily Democrat.
The Reading railroad is now in new
hands ; McLeod has stepped down and
out and Mr. Harris takes his place as
president and receiver, The public will
await with interest the steps to be taken
to put the company on its feet’ and all
honest friends of the road and company
will wish the new management success.
The interests are too vast and too valu-
able to allow it to fall into the hands of
‘“pluckers” on the one side or foreclosers
on the other. The first duty of the new
president will be to find out how deep
the road is in debt, and, if not hope-
lessly insolvent, the business reputation
of President Harris will inspire ho pe
that he may pull it through.
A Rich Sight for Sore Eyes.
From the Lebanon Report.
Armed men from nine nations march.
ing peacefully like brothers in the
streets of the foremost city of the land
of freedom is a sight for the immortals.
Nowhere else on the face of the globe
were such a spectacle possible. War
of conquest would certainly seem to be
over. International disputes may rea.
sonably be hoped to be settled by an
international court of arbitration. If
human blood must flow in the future it
will more likely be only by rebellion or
revolution against the oppression or
corruption of a degenerate government,
Nepotism No Go With Carlisle.
From the Easton Argus.
Relationship to Vice President Ste-
venson did not save Henry Gassaway
from the official axe. Friends brought
to Secretary Carlisle's notice that Gas.
saway and Mr. Stevenson had married
sisters. The secretary had however re.
ceived previous notice that the clerk was
incompetent and negligent. That settled
it and the clerk will have to look for
another job. This is not the first time
that the adwministration has expressed
the determination to conduct the gov-
ernment affairs in a business manner
and not as means of providing snaps
for the kinsmen of the men at its head.
Make it a Roll of Honor.
From the Philadelphia Record. £9
Very soon the organization known as
the Grand Army of the Republic will
come to the parting of the ways. It
will then have to decide whether it
shall continue to exist as an appendage
of the pension claim agents, or shall
stand fast for the good name and fame
of the citizen soldiery in the civil war.
Already there are signs of revolt among
the genuine veterans against the ex-
isting pension system, which, they are
determined, shall once again be made a
roll of honor.
Would That We All Could Live Up to
Such a Motto.
From the Philadelphia Ledger.
He gains avietory who can,
Curbing his Raselons strong,
Say bravely to his fellow man,
“Forgive me ; I was wrong.”
No caste he sacrifices when
Pride's crooked path he leaves,
And owns his fault with tongue or pen—
A triumph he achieves.
Thank You ; Editor Frysinger,
From the Delaware Uounty Democrat, Chester,
The Philadelphia Record intimates
that Senator P. Gray Meek, of Belle-
fonte, might have the position of naval
officer or surveyor of the port of Phila-
delphia if he wanted it. Mr. M., prob.
ably is not an applicant for either office,
but we cheerfully attest that a better or
worthier Democrat cannot be found.
A Different Thing.
From the Brooklyn Eagle.
Securing a point of an island for use
as a coaling station for the United States
is a different thing from declaring a pro-
tectorate, raising the flag and forcing a
treaty of annexation. The former act is
not-very different from buying a shed
on the mainland under which coal may
be stored until ships need it and call for |
it. ;
Taking His “Booze” With Him,
From the Philadelphia Evening Herald.
It was Hamlet who said : “There is.
something after death,” and a Kentucky
Colonel named Bramble must have had
this in mind when he thoughtfully pro-
vided in his last hours for his burial in a
stone coffin filled with whiskey.
The Mugwumps Succeed.
From the New York Advertiser,
The Mugwumps who were declared
by Mr. Cleveland to be ‘the most clam-
orous office beggars in politics” have
nevertheless succeeded where good, old-
fashioned, copper-bottomed, self-re:
specting Democrats have failed.
He is a Democrat.
From the Steubenville, Ohio, Gazette.
With a Secretary of the Treasury
having the nerve to resist the demands
of Wall street, the people will contirue
to have confidence in the Financial sta-
bility of Uncle Samuel. lo
And the Pocket.Book Also.
From the Pittsburg Chronicle-Telegraph.
Wearied applicants for office. are
realizing the truth of Soloman’s asser-
tion, “Hope deferred maketh the heart
Spawls from the Keystone,
—A plank crushed the skull of Adam Zeller,
a Lebanon car builder.
—The fire in the Potts Mine at Locust Dale
has been extinguished.
—Lehigh County got 235 {iquor licenses, of
which Allentown received 69.
—Prohibitionists of Somerset County nomi-
nated C. D. Spangler for Judge.
—Three hundred cart loads of mud were
taken from a Reading reservoir.
—The State Editorial Association will have
an outing at Reading on June 16.
—Falling 40 feet from a coal breaker, al
Wilkesbarre, J. J. Brown was killed.
—Rain postponed Arbor Day exercises Sat-
urday at Harrisburg for one week.
—A mule fatally kicked Oliver Goodman
driver boy in a Pottsville colliery.
—Easton’s Mayor and Councils are spatting
over the appointment of policemen.
—Hugh MacGrillas, of Norristown, was cut
to pieces by a train at Valley Forge.
—Shut-downs for repairs throw out of work
3000 colliers in and near Pottsville.
—The wages of miners in the Schuylkill re-
gion have been reduced one per cent.
—D. H. Levan has been appointed Superin -
tendent of the Minersville Coal Company:
—The Philadelphia syndicate took posses -
sion of the East Reading Eleetric Railway.
—Diphtheria has closed the schools in the
Heckschersville Valley, above Minersville.
—Lancaster Colliery, at Shamokin, has been
purchased by Detroit and Buffalo capitalists.
—Mrs. Theresa Hafer, who lived alone in
Reading, died under strange circumstance.
—Murderer Petro Buccieri every day goes
through a mimic hanging in his Reading jail
—Railroad miners in con vention at Pitts-
burg decided not to ask for an advance of
—A census of Johnstown shows the popula-
tion to be 36,000—an increase of 6000 since the
—Cigarmakers in Lenison’s union factory at
Wilkesbarre struck for a 10 per cent. increase
in pay.
Refused 50 cents advance in wages, Lancas-
ter union bricklayers and hodcarriers have
—The Council of Birdsboro has offered a re-
ward for the capture of the fire fiends of that
—A Pottsville man hasinvented a stove to
be used by the National Guard to eook their
—With official ceremonies ex.Common Coun-
cilman John M. Peck, of Chester was buried
on Tuesday.
—There is a plan at Homestead to reunite
the Amalgamated Association and the Finish-
ers’ Union.
—Ex-Banker F. V. Rockafellow 1s so sick
his trial for embezzlement at Wilkesbarre was
—Editor J. W. Yocum, of the“ Columbia Spy,”
has begun the publication of the “Columbia
Daily Times.”
~—A quarrel over cards resulted in two Ital.
ians badly stabbing James Smith, of Maudtown
near Hazleton.
—Igooring warning, two Ttalian miners at
Scranton entered a coal chamber and were
killed by the blast.
—For the killing of Edward Tills in self-de -
fense, Daniel Rowlands, Wilkesbarre, was sent
0 prison for a yeer.
—FEaston Conference of the East Pennsylva-
nia Synod of the Lutheran Church is in ses-
sion at Stroudsburg. )
—Farmers are planting corn upon the aban -
dened roadbed of the Reading, Lancaster and
Baltimore Railroad.
—The centennial of the German Reformed
Church in America was celebrated Sunday in
all the Lancaster churches.
—Convicted of two charges of forgery, J. J_
McCarty, a Lackawanna County. lawyer, will
to-day go to prison for a y ear.
—Six collieries of the Reading Company, at
Shenandoah, closed Monday indefinitely,
making 3000 employes id le.
—Tax Collector Lewis A. Rex, of Washing"
ton township, Lehigh County, was bound by
three men and robbed of $637.
—The “Pennsy’s” news express crashed in-
to a freight train Friday morning at Glen Man-
or, wrecking the engine and cabin.
—Sulphur fumes from Orr, Painter & Co.’s
stove works at Reading prostrated Charles A.
Malsberger and John Moyer, workmen.
—The awarding of the conlract to build a
school house in Pottsville not to the lowest
bidder, C. H. Knelly, has aroused strife.
— At the State Pharmaceutical examination
in Harrisburg Saturday, 300 young men and
one girl applied for druggists’ certificates.
—The supposed body of Bell, the colored
murderer, of Steelton, proves to be that ‘of
Charles H. Preston, drowned while drunk.
—Daniel Ebersole, & drammer, was arrested
in Chambersburg, charged with embezzling
about $300 from Connelly & Hartman, of Lan-
caster. A
~The United Pipe: Line Company gets the
right of way by eminent domain through
Luzerne: County by Judge Woodward's de-
—On his way to a Philadelphia hospital, Jolin
Doabrish, a young Pole of Shamokin, disap-
peared in his escort’s absence and cannot be
—-City Solicitor Burns, of Scranton, has been
charged with pocketing the rental of a house
which belongs to the city and Councils are in-
vestigating. tH
—Two miles below where she had jumped
into the Schuylkill a fortnight’ ago, the body
of Kate Leinbach, of Leesport, was recovered,
Sunday. ! 4
—Employes banqueted 0. FE. McClellan, of
Harrisburg, a retiring superintendent of ‘the
Pennsylvania Railroad, and ‘gave him me-
mentos' in silver plate. !
—Charged with having had criminal rela-
tions with 11-year-old Annie Bailey, William
Pettigrew, of Norristown, who is 65 years old
was arrested Tuesday. = * :
—Ex-City Treasurer Obold, of Reading, has
sued M. E. Geiger, A. J. Fink, W. W. Werner
and William Call to recover $8000 loaned them
during his incumbeney in office.
—The same ambulance carried John and
Thomas Krebs frcm the Bear Valley shaft,
near Shamokin, they having been badly hurt
at different points in the ‘mihe at the same
time. ! :
—A hot fight for superintendent of the Wil
liamsport schools is waging between Superin-
tendent Trauseau, present incumbent, and
Charles Il.ose, Lycoming County School S8u-