Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, July 21, 1893, Image 1

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Ink Slings.
~—Have you seen the comet ?
—Well roped in is he whe falls a
victim to judge lynch.
-—~When Congress goes to monkeying
with the currency, lookout.
—Banks and barbers are still enjoy-
ing a good trade. Both are shaving.
— Heard on the streets every day:i—
“Have you saw the comet ?” “Yes I
seen it.”’,
—Talk about shooting stars. Why
thers are plenty of fellows who see
them every night.
—In these times of money tightnes8
much can be done towards stemming the
tide by consideration. Be lenient to
—The good die young—according to
the Sunday school novel, and this fact
possibly accounts for tha present anima-
ted condition of Mr. FOSTER.
—CLEVELAND may have a touch of
the rheumatism but we sincerely hope it
won’timpair his kickers, for there are
lots of rascals who must be helped out
—TUncle SAM must surely grit his
teeth with remorse when he hears the
old adage: ‘a fool and his money
are soon parted” and straightway thinks
of the SHERMAN act.
—Just think of it. $115,000 saved in
two months of pension reform and not a
single meritorious veteran complaining.
Surely Democracy, with its honesty, is a
great and glorious thing.
—The Bermuda islands want us to
reduce the duty on their tomatoes, po-
tatoes and onions. Shall we do it?
Yes, if it don’t interfere with any of
Uncle JErrY Rusk’s infant industries.
—South Carolina’s liquor war has
commenced. Governor TILLMAN will
not find time to do the “gesundheit”’
with -the Governor of North Carolina,
now thathe isso busy raiding speak
—DParis is nothing without excite-
ment. Not content with canal scandals
and cabinet crises, all in the same year,
the frivolous city must needs take to
rioting to keep the French blood at a
normal heat.
—Since Prince GEORGE, heir appar-
ent to the English throne, has become a
bigamist, it will be in order for the
chappies on this side to follow the lead.
Provided of course they can each find
two girls who are willing to make fools
of themselves.
—The recent engagement of French
men-of-war with the Siamese fort, at the
mouth of the Menim river, in which
no sign of damage was done either after
a thirty minute cross fire, ought to re-
duce life insurance rates for naval of-
ficers and marines.
—Communities might keep a great
pile of their money at home by fixing up
a pile of whita sand where the fair
daughters of indulgent pape’s could dis-
port thelr abbreviated bathing suitsand
expose their nether limbs without paying
twenty dollars a week board.
-—As Vice President STEVENsoN drove
the last spike home in the new wharf at
Los Angeles, on Saturday, with four
vigorous strokes, so he and GROVER
will drive the spikes in the high pro-
tection cannon and nail the G. O. P. in
its coffin of broken promises and monop-
oly making maasures.
—The Prince of Wales was badly shak-
en up on Monday. His carriage was
wrecked on a London street and he was
jammed against its side rather severely.
If the shaking up process had begun
when he was more of a boy, perhaps
there would be less of the coxcombe in
—The poor Duke of VERAGUA, the
man who was dined and wined here be-
cause of his being a descendant of
home only to be gobbled up by a horde
of creditors who were lying in wait for
him. There is one thing certain he can
subsist for 8 while on the good feeding
he got from his American friends.
—Republican papers are busy blam-
ing the present financial crisis on Demo-
cratic regime. Sensible peuple will not
believe their lies, for every one knows
- that Democracy has had no chance,
whatever, to undo rotten Republican
rule as yet, and when the work does be-
gin the shafts which they are throwing
now will be boomerangs for their own
—The Fair is to be closed on Sundays
hereafter. Goodness, what great
schemers that board of managers is made
up of. They debated the advisability of
opening on Sunday until all the work-
ing people of Chicago and the nearby
towns had taken advantage of the day |
~ VOL. 38.
NO. 28.
They Condemn Themselves.
The Republican newspapers that
manifest a feeling of satisfaction over
the depressed condition of business,
trying to make it appear as the effect
of Democratic administration, are testi-
these journals, which we have before
us, parades a long list of evils which it
says have resulted from the election of
CLEVELAND, Among them it includes
a depreciation of two billions of dol-
lars in the value of American securi-
ties ; the closing of a number of man-
ufactories; wool lower in price than
was ever known ; wheatat the lowest
figure in two generations ; the balance
of foreign trade heavily against us;
money tied upin the bank vaults, and
more men out of work than at any
time since the panic of 1873.
When the situation is looked at in
its correct light, stripped of the misre-
presentation with which these paper's
would faleify it, could there be strong:
er evidence of the injurious effects of
Republican policy ? What are the
facts of the situation which they en-
deavor to misrepresent ? A Democrat.
ic administration has been in power
but little more than four months,
without having had a chance to alter a
single act or to reverse a single meas-
ure of financial or economic policy put
in force by the Republicans. If there-
fore, there is a shrinkage in American
securities ; if manufactories are being
closed ; if wool is bringing a lower
price than it ever brought before, and
wheat is eelling for less than at any
time in two generations; if the bal-
ance of foreign trade is against us, and
money is tied up in the bank vaults ;
if more men are out of employment
than have been unemployed at any
time since "73, what is it that has been
done by the CLEVELAND administration
that could produce such an effect ?
Nothing ; absolutely nothing. Every
jaw, every legislative or executive
measure or policy that at this time
has a bearing on the financial situa-
tion, or can effect the industrial condi-
tion has been the work of the Republi-
can party. Not a single one has been
changed. They are still in operation.
The depreciation of American secur-
ities has taken place under
pealed Republican enactments which
up to this moment control the finances.
The closing of industrial establishments
now going on is merely the contin:
uance of disasters that commenced
within a year after the passage of the
McKinLey bill, and were published as
numerously last year as they are this
year. Wheat and wool are selling at
lower figures than ever before, but this
is occurring under the operation of a
tariff that was to protect the farmer
and the wool-raiser. The balance of
trade is against us, but are not Repub.
lican tariff laws still in force, which it
was claimed would prevent such a
commercial disadvantage? Money is
tied up in the bank vaults, but what
laws, but those of Republican devising,
affect the monetary situation ? More
men are out of work than at any time
since the panic of 1873, but was it not
claimed that the McKINLEY tariff
would protect the working men from
such a misfortune, and has there, so
far, been any interference with the
operation of that policy ?
The picture drawn by the Republi-
can papers of the eituation under the
new administration is but a condemna-
tion of their own party. The business
condition is far from what it should
be, but is it not the eftect of a Repub-
lican course ? Is there a law or a
measure bearicg upon the situation
and exerting an effect ‘upon 1t, that did
not have itsorign in the policy of that
party ? Surely it is time for a Demo:
cratic Congress to convene and in co
operation with a Democratic President,
adopt such measures as will get the
country out of the financial and indus-
trial trouble in which the Republicans
have placed it.
—— The Hon. Carter HARRISON,
mayor of Chicago, has been striking
the people dumb with his oratory,
| Not content with trying to- make his
messages and ordinances intelligible to
and now to curry favor with the church | the conglomeration of people he har-
people, who swore they would’nt pat-
ronize a Sabbath breaking undertaking,
the Board has seen (?) the folly of its
ways and resolved to shut the big show
up one day in the week.
bors in his big city he has now taken
tospeech making in French, German,
Swedish, Arabic and other tangle:
tongue languages. Surely CARTER is &
wonderful fellow.
fying against their own party. One of
An Unnecessary Clamor.
There is a display of cheap patriot:
ism in the fuss that is being made
about the construction of a trolley
railway on the Gettysburg battlefield.
From the way some of the outraged
patriots go on about this road it might
be thought that the land marks of that
historic ground have been obliterated
and the glorious memories defiled by
the work of the trolley company that
will enable visitors to get over the
field more conveniently and expedi-
tiously than they have heretofore been
able to do. Frantic eftorts have been
made to fire the hearts of the people
and to arouse the indignation of the
old soldiers about the conduct of the
“vandals,” who have dared to supply
the means of convenient locomotion to
those who wish to view the historic
scenes of the battle; and the Grand
Army of the Republic are called on to
resent an invasion of ground which
these sensitive “patriots” would
“sacredly” guard against the intru-
sion of modern improvement. Even
the general government is invoked to
interfere with the right of the State
government and exert an usurped au-
thority in putting a stop to an enter-
prise which is only amenable to State
This is the kind of tumult that has
been carried on for months about this
Gettysburg trolley railway, but it fails
in having the intended effect upon pub-
lic sentiment and the sensibility of the
veterans. The good sense of the peo-
ple, does not seem to be impressed by
it, nor does the indignation of the sol-
diers appear to be aroused by the
clamor about an imaginary outrage.
Since this fuss has been commenced
the soldiersof New York State have
had a re-union ou the battlefield, and
instead of showing any eigns of in-
dignation, they rather evinced a dispos-
ition to be pleased with the trolley
. a great convenience to those who de-
sired to traverse the scene of the re-
' nowned conflict. They saw no des truc- |
"tion of the old land marks and no des-
ecration of the heroic memories of the
field. The same has been the case
with all the soldier visitors who have
"had an opportunity of seeing and ex-
| periencing the convenience which this
| improvement affords.
| The road is certainly a great advan"
| tage to the rank and file who meet in
| re-unions at Gettysburg. On such oc-
' casions, heretofore, the comrades who
{ had ample means to hire conveyances,
| the generals and higher officers, could
‘ride over the field in carriages, while
the poorer veteran would have to re-
view the scene of his former exploits on
foot, or incur an expense for carriage
hire which he could not well afford
With the trolley road the latter can
reach the historic points at a trifling
fare, comfortably seated, and cn an
equality with the visiting presidents,
governors, generals, or other high
dignitaries who make pilgrimages to
Gettysburg. This trolley road is in the
interest of the common soldiers and
the common people, and is therefore to
be commended.
Judicial Uncertainties.
Judge Reeper, of Northampton
county, has made a remarkable dis:
play of ignorance of constitutional law
in his recent decisions regarding the
new fee bill for justices and constables.
In face of the fact that the constitution
very explicitly declares that “no law
shall extend the term of any public
officer or increase or diminish his sal-
ary or emoluments after his election
or appointment,” Judge REEDER ruled
that the act passed and approved, at
Harrisburg, in May, affected al! jus-
tices and constables in the State. And
now, scarcely a week after that decis-
ion, he was reversed himself and de-
claresthat the law affects only justices
and constables elected or appointed
since its passage.
After making such a blunder,jas his
first ruling evidently was,the best thing
he could do was acknowledge his error
and speedily correct it, but this case
is only one of the many in which court
judges act hastily and thoughtlessly on
questions of moment to the people.
——The only way we can success
fu'ly “boom? the tin industry, in Am-
erica, i8 to tie a tin can to a dog’s tail,
Iv will then get all the booming it
road as an improvement that afforded :
Calculated to Excite Suspicion.
The fheeting of the special session of
Congress on the Tth of August will
have for its particular object the repeal
of the SuerMAN Silver law, or some
action on that measure that will af-
ford relief from the injury which that
law is supposed to be doing the busi.
ness interest of the country. There
are conflicting opinions upon this sub-
ject, and when Congress gets together
the SHERMAN m2acure will be found to
have many defenders, but from present
appearances it would seem that during
the course of this summer there has
been a great strengthening of the im-
pression that the purchase of Silver by
the government has been the cause of
the existing trouble. It is said that
this impression has grown in the South
and the West where the people hereto-
fore have been strongly in favorofa
liberal silver policy.
It such a change of opinion has tak-
en place in those sections, there is a
probability of the repeal of the SHER-
MAN act, but there is good practical
sense in the remark of Representative
Bynuw, of Indiana, to the effect that
those who are pushing for the repeal
of that law will not promote the suc-
cess of their object by enlisting the as-
sistance of the bankers, brokers and
financial magnates of the eastern cities.
It is said that strong delegations rep-
resenting these interests will make
3 appearance at the special session
to work for the repeal of the Silver pur-
chasing law. Their presence will ex-
cite the suspicion of Southern and
Western people, who are strongly in-
clined to the conclusion that what will
benefit the “gold-bug” interest will not
benefit them. There is no mistake
about the strong Southern and West-
ern feeling in favor of an extensive use
of silver as part of the circulating
medium, and when it is seen that the
Fastern bankers and money dealers
are working on Congress to repeal the
SHERMAN act, it will be likely to create
the impression, South and West, that
the side ot the question supported by
such agencies must necessarily be un:
favorable to the people of those sec:
tions who believe they need a large
volume of cheap money, and who real-
ly do need the subsidiary assistance of
a silver currency.
This impression will naturally be
produced by the presence of delega-
tions from the eastern money centres
working on Congress for the repeal of
a financial measure such as the SHER-
MAN enactment. It is remembered
that such agencies, operating in the in-
terest of protected monopolies, were
brought to bear upon Congress on the
tariff question, and induced the pas-
sage of the MoK1INLEY tariff. The peo-
ple, particularly in the South and
West, can not be made to believe that:
such influences, when operating for
either a tariff or a monetary measure,
are exerted for the general interest of
the masses.” Therefore if it is desir-
able to repeal the SHERMAN act, the
desirability of which, without some
compensating substitute, being ‘ques-
tionable, the money kings of New
York and other eastern cities had better
take a hint from Representative By-
NUM, and refrain from meddling in the
contest that is about to come off over
the silver purchasing law.
——1In arecent issue we published
& decision of Judge REEDER, of Leh igh
county, in which he ruled that all jus-
tices and constables were entitled to
the new fees under the law. He has
since reversed his decision and now
says only justices and constables elect-
ed since the enactment of the new law,
in May last, come under its provisi ons
and not the officials elected previous to
that time. There has been a great mis-
understanding of this measure and
those whom it affects, in this county,
will do well to remember that unless
After Failure Themselves, They Kind-
ly Volunteer Advice to Demoeracy.
From the Philadelphia Times.
Ex-Congressman Bayne, to whom
the McKinley tariff law 1s indebted for
some of its most radical features, ap-
pears to be remarkably concerned over
the fate of the features in question, in
view of the fact that the incoming Con-
gress has a commission from the people
to modify and readjust the scale to a
standard more in keeping with the com-
mercial and industrial interests of the:
Mr. Bayne’s concern rests in his dec-
laration that the tin plate and cotton tie
industries are to go on general princi-
ples. Furthermore, he feels that cap-
ital has been wasted in its endeavor to
care for the infants, and even though
the investment had every advantage of
iron-clad protective classifications, kin-
dred to all things else onthe metal
schedules, he regrets that the McKinley
law did not go far enough, as there is
nothing to show for the extreme efforts
that have been made to build up the
product of tin and of ties.
It is, of course, an unfortunate thing
that the Pittsburg statesman’s expecta-
tions have not been realized, and yet he
fails, like many another partisan pro-
tectionist, to take truth at its real and
not its commercial value. The cotton
tie was manufactured in Northern cen-
tres, like Tamaqua in this State, until
the year 1879, when the mills closed,
and no legislation has since been able to
open them. The cotlon compress and
other machinery and the establishment
of great mills at the doors of the cotton
belt have destroyed the market. There
is no demand for the tie and the mills
in Pittsburg have naturally been com-
pelled to submit to the decrees of trade.
Tin plate has not as yet succeeded in
gaining a place on the calendar as an
industry, and inasmuch as American
tin is still a comfortable campaign fic-
tion, it is not likely to figure in any
scale where tariff and tax-reform legis-
lation takes hold. The product of
Wales has become Americanized by the
dipping process, and costs the consumer
just two and two-tenth cents a pound
more than it did before the McKINLEY
bill went into force.
Mr. BAYNE is entitled to take as
gloomy a view of things as he may see
fit, but when he adduces facts that have
no foundation by way of proof for his
Jalsmenis) he simply talks through his
Some thing to Think Over.
From the New York Sun. 3
Miss Jane Addams has made a
study of the more recent immigrants in
this country, and has given a lecture
about them at Chautauqau. She has
marked the domestic affection and ar-
tistic aptitudes of the Italians, and the
laboriousness and frugality of the Poles,
and the tact of the Jews. She gave it
as her experience that all of them,
when fresh from their native countries,
poseess traits and qualities full of in-
struction to native Americans, and of-
ten deserving of imitation. There is
go much said. against the people of
these races who take up their abode
among us that it is pleasing to hear
the words of Miss Addams in their fav-
or. We infer from her lecture that
she possesses a larger knowledge of the
subject than most Americans have had
the opportunity of acquiring.
Let John Bull Do His Usury at Home.
From the Steubenville, Ohio, Weekly Gazette
The English threat to discontinue in-
vestment in American securities, if the
money power of silver is not abrogated,
is only a bluff. Even with silver pay-
ments the English cannot find better in-
vestments anywhere else, and when
they go off after something better as
they did to the Argentine Republic they
got badly hurt. But what if they do
refuse to buy Americau bonds? If the
investments are good our own people
can take them ; there is always plenty
of money in America looking for good
investments. ‘We are not compelled to
rely on England for the capital to keep
legitimate enterprises on their feet.
Prices Are Continually Decreasing.
From the Pittsburg Post?
It is an era of low prices all over the
world. Last year the United States ex-
ported 89,000,000 gallons of mineral oils,
more than it sent abroad the preceding
fiscal year, yet we received for it less by
$2,600,000 than for the lesser amount of
the recoding year. In 1892 we receiv-
ed for 152,000,000 bushels of wheat
$157,000,000, and in 1893 for 113,000,-
000 bushels of wheat only $91,000,000.
And soit runs through the whole list of
our foreign exports.
The Truth About Pension Restriction:
From the Williamsport Sun.
A suspension of a pension does not
mean that the old soldier who is deserv-
ing will have his pension stopped per-
they have been elected since last May
they have no right,
charge the new scale of fees for their
gervices. : :
——The new School of Mines which |
will be added to the curriculum of the
Pennsylvania State College, with its
opening in September, promises a great
step in the educational facilities of that
fast growing institution. It is a de-
partment of study particularly adapted
to this State and will undoub tedly
meet with popular favor.
whatever, to
manently. The suspension is only
temporary to enable the Pension De-
patient to thoroughly investigate the
egal right of the soldier to receive a
pension. If he is entitled to a pension
be will ‘receive it, but the frauds per-
petrated by the Raum administration
of the Pension Bureau will be corrected.
Better be Out of the World Than Out
! of the Fashion.
From the Western Press.
Mr. Harrison is improving since he
has ceased to be annoyed by office-seek -
ers. He now endorses President Cleve:
land’s wish to repeal the Sherman
silver law.
Spawls from the Keystone,
—Norristown has 4-cent car fares.
—Reading’s police must be vaccinated.
_ —Boys bathe in the resorvoir at Montrose,
—There’s a case of smallpox at Conshohock.
—A new trial was refused murderer Charles
Solyards, at Carlisle.
—It is stated that Spring City’s paper mill
will soon resume operations.
—G. A. R. veterans from Camp Hayes visited
Gettysburg battlefield Monday.
—The Fourteenth Regiment will build in
Pittsburg an armory for $150,000.
—An upknown railroad laborer was killed
by a ‘“Pennsy”’ train at Lancaster.
—Judge Pershing has cut off the fees of
Deputy Coroners in Schuylkill county.
—The semi-annual district convention of
the P.O. S. A. met Saturday at Pottstown.
—An old oil man says the number of dry
wells in Western Pennsylvania is amazing.
~The late Attorney Martin Eichelberger, of
York, bequeathed $85,000 to Yale University.
—Gov. Rob’t. E. Pattison has appointed Will.
iam A. Goehrig Coroner for Lycoming county.
—Colored people met Monday at Steelton to
protest against the many lynchings in the
—Berks county Poor Directors will furnish
aid to families quarantined with varioloid at
—Thirty impounded dogs and cats, bitten
by a mad dog, were shot, one after another, at
—Pittsburgers complain that they pay a
higher water tax than is exacted in any other
big town.
—Anthony McMonigle was run down by a
car and killed at Head Audenried slope, near
—The Saengerfest of the combined German
Singers of Pennsylvania began at Wilkesbar-
re Monday.
—Montgomery county raises $824,447.05 by
taxation at a 214 mills tax rate, and has a debt
of $77,000.
—Percy W. McClellan, of Harrisburg, fat-
urday was appointed Statistician of the State
Forestry Commission.
—John Robinson, a railroad ash Ritman, was
killed by a train at Gallaherville, Lancaster
county, Monday.
—The “Pennsy” has notified several hun-
dred construction hands on the Middle Divis
ion of a suspension of labor.
—A farm worth $11,000 was presented to the
Lutheran Church Extension Board of York
by Mrs. Sarah Sill, of East Berlin.
—George Ernst, aged 4 years, fell head first
into a well near his home at Gordon on Sun-
day afternoon, and was drowned.
—A man whom he met in the road stabbed
Michael Fetter, of Shamokin, because refused
a drink of beer. His condition is critical.
—Judge McClung refuses to release Demp-
sey and Beatty, although alleged confessions
make them innocent of the Homestead pois-
—Out of forty-two applicants for the prinei-
palship of the high school at Shenandoah, J,
W. Cooper of Tremont, was the successful can.
—Drs. Francis F. Forwood and Wm. B: Ul"
rich have been appointed members of the
Board of Pension Examining Surgeons at
—As aresult of Friday's explosion the val-
uable Pettibone coal shaft near Wilkesbarre is
ablaze. Many men are working to extinguish
the flames.
—At a meeting of the Reading Trade and
Labor Council it was reported that, owing to
the dullness of trade, there are between 400
and 500 idle cigarmakers in the city.
—In Monroe cqrunty there are fourteen cane
didates for Copnty Commissioner, four for
County Treasurer, two for District Attorney
and two for Register and Recorder on the
Democratic ticket. The primary will be held
Saturday, August 20.
' —Governor Pattison appointed these State
Fishery Commissioners: Henry C. Ford, of
Philadelphia; H. C. Demuth, of Lancaster;
John Gay, of Greensburg: Fred. W. Ebel, of
of Harrisburg ; S. B. Stillwell, Scranton ; and
Louis Struber, of Erie.
—The Council of Hellertown, Northampton
county, has decided not to levy any tax, as the
revenue from the liquor licences granted is
sufficient to pay the taxes of the town govern-
ment. There is one saloon for every thirty.
three voters in the town.
—The greatest influx of city people into the
Delaware Valley forseveral years past was on
Sawurday, when it was estimated that at least
300 arrived at the various summer resorts
along the Delaware—Milford, Conashaugh,
Dingman’s Ferry and Bushkill.
—In acounty in New Jersey which spent
$250,000 in constructing 35 miles of macade«
mized road, land has risen in value from $100
to $175 and $200 an acre, and the farmers who
thought they were going to be ruined are now
reconciled. The Doylestown Intelligencer
points to this as useful in old Bucks.
—The total number of passengers killel on
the road in Pennsylvania in 1892 was 41, in.
jured 658, making one out of every 3,337,871
carried killed, and one out of every 213,055
carried injured. Of employes 495 were killed
and 6,533 injured. This is 8 killed and 49 in
jured to every hundred miles of road operated,
—Twenty-three farmers in Chester county
have answered the question, does it pay to
raise oats? Of the twenty-three seventeen
say it does not pay, although most of them
grow some for feed or as an expediency,
Nearly all agree that pctavoes are a more prof-
itable crop in this State than oats or any kind
of grain.
—The old United Presbyterian Church, in
Oxford, is about to be torn down for the pur-
pose of erecting a new building on the grounds
The congregation that has been worshiping in
this church was founded in 1753, by Rev. Alex
ander Gellatly, and is one of the three oldest
in America. Rev. A. P. Hutchinson is the
present pastor.
—President Henry W. Super, of Ursinus
College, Collegeville, Montgomery county, has
resigned, and Professor Henry T. Spangler
was elented to succeed him. The new Presi-
dent graduated from Ursinus in 1873, and for
half a dozen years has occupied the chair of
psychology. This institution received $160,000
from the late Robert Patterson, of Philadel
—On the farm of Christian Gingerich in Der.
ry township, Dauphin county, there is a grave
yard, the founding which dates back to the
year 1600. Although there are evidences o
gix interments but two graves are marked:
those of John Steimer, and Magdalena Steim -
er, whodied in 1807 and 1789, respectively.
The fences enclosing the graveyard are in a
dilapidated condition.