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BY P. GRAY MEEK.
—The gold cure will never prove
efficacious for the silver delirium,
—¢All that glisters is not gold.”
There is a considerable pile of it that is
-—Time and money go hand in hand,
except when one is doing the former
behind prison bars.
—If the next Governor of Pennsylva-
nia be a Republican he will pardon
-—“Man in the Moon’’ stockings are
a new fad with society girls. Rather
a suspicious one we fancy.
—1It in not the old soldiers who are
afraid of losing their pensions. Itis the
old fakirs who have the chills.
———The World’s Fair is said to have
two miles of lunch counters. None of
the string are free however.
-—There was no apparent sin in keep-
ing the Fair open on Sunday, but their
is great glory in having it closed.
-—The candidate for county office is
what might be called a dealer in
futures. For some it is always fu-
—Surely there never was a place
quite so gory as Kansas. She has been
bleeding for years and there is still a
— The crops in Centre county are
nearly all in and we have thus far been
unable to find out whether the yield has
been impaired by candidates or not.
—An exchange enquires : “What is
up in Frange 7” Why everything is
up. Property is up for sale and states-
men, for various periods ranging from
sixty days to fifty years.
— Confidence is the ery. Confidence
is what we need to counteract this aw-
ful monetary calamity that threatens
us. Why is there lack of confidence ?
People are afraid of the old confidence
— When you go to Chicago and have
occasion to use the name of the great
amusement part of the Fair, “Mid-way
Plaisance,” just talk through your nose
and you need have no fear of anyone
laughing at your French.
—In one year the Republican organi-
zation of this State has been so affected
that the one thousand League clubs of
last fall have shrunken into three hun-
half hearted organizations. Surely the
way of the transgressor is hard.
—Towa, Ohio, Virginia and Massa-
chusetts are the only states that elect
Governors this fall, Notwithstanding
the fact that three of them are regularly
Republican the Democrats will more
than likely carry off three of the plums
— When the new law requiring asses-
sors to record all births and deaths, in
their districts, at the county Recorder's
office goes into effect there will be the be-
ginning of the end of giddy girls palming
themselves off as ‘sweet sixteen’ for a
‘decade or more. Reform is coming sure.
—Uncle San has blood in his eye
and threatens England with annihila-
tion if she don’t abide by the decision
of the Seal fisheries arbitrators. That’s
right Unele, for when LicE HALFORD
has been paid as he has been for doing
nothing we want it distinctly under-
stood that the Arbitrators’ decision will
— Judge BELFORD, of Colorado, a
formar Lewistown man declares that
the western people are going to have
free silver or, as he says, “we are going
to fight as sure as God made little ap-
ples.” If they do, the fight will have
in store for them about the same results
that “little apples’ usually have. There
will be a pain somewhere,
~—Poor MATTHEW STANLEY QUAY ;
surely he must be going to die. He has
withdrawn his libel suit against the
Meadville Messenger, paving all costs
himself. - Men only do such things
when they want to be at peace with the
- world. ‘We wonder if he will ever get
on good enough terms with the Phila-
delphia Press people to live in the same
place with them.
—The trouble with the Homestead
prisoners seems to be a little ‘shady’.
Two of the fellows, who are now in the
penitentiary for complicity in the crime
and perjury, are willing to swear that
they were falsifying when they admit.
ted that they were perjuring themselves.
The best way out of such a tangle is to
pay no attention to it and leave them to
serve oul their sentepces.
—“Let us get rid of the legislation
which everybody agrees is pernicious,
and then carefully and leisurely think
out the rest of the problem,’ says Mr.
CarcHINGS, of Mississippi, and Demo-
cratic leader in the last house of Con-
gress, in a recent interview on the Sil-
ver question. There won’t be any
problem when the SHERMAN act is re-
pealed. There will be a pig in the
STATE RIGHTS AND FEDERAL UNION.
BELLEFONTE, PA. JULY 28, 1893.
The War Cloud in the Silver States.
The recent meeting of discontented
silver advocates at Denver, which was
attended by such lurid proceedings and
red hot expressions, was an illustration
of how men who have worked them-
selves up to a high state of feeling, can
make spectacles of themselves which
they will have no reason to be proud of
after their excitement is over and com-
mon sense has resumed its sway.
There can be no question that the wel-
fare of Colorado is largely involved in
the demand for its chief metallic prod-
uct, and that her people have reason to
be sensitive in regard to any policy
that may affect her mining interests.
On the subject of the production of silver
they are influenced by the same feel-
ings and motives that influence the
people of Pennsylvania in regard to
coal and iron, and as naturally object
to measures that restrict the output of
their metal as Pennsylvanians would
object to the curtailment of their min-
eral productions. Both in Colorado
and in Pennsylvania it is a question of
self-interest and local advantage, but
the mistake made by those who partic-
ipated in the recent Denver demonstra-
tion in the silver interest was in advo-
cating violent means for the redress of
what they considered a grievance. The
position assumed by some of the speak-
ers was entirely toc warlike for a ques-
tion that could be better settled by
peaceful legislation and by a compro-
mise between the conflicting monetary
interests of the different sections.
Even if the prosperity of the Silver
States sbould be ruined by the govern-
ment demonetizing silver in the inter.
est of the eastern “gold bugs,” as ap-
prehended by the Colorado people, how
could the governor of Colorado expect
to remedy it by “riding through blood
up to his horses’s bridle ?” The reme-
dv would be worse than the disease.
A suspension of mining, by reason of
illiberal treatment of silver as a mone-
tary metal, would certainly be injurious
to those regions, but would they not
sustain a greater injury if they ehould
determine to maintain their rights by
powder and ball, and follow their war-
like governor in his proposed hostili-
Some weeks have passed since these
belligerent expressions were indulged
in, Calmer resolutions were after-
wards adopted, and the war clouds
that appeared to envelop the mining
camps have rolled by. Better judg-
ment no doubt has convinced the Colo-
rado people that although a blight
might be inflicted upon their mining
business, it would not pay to secede or
rebel on that account. Sach a reme-
dy for a sectional grievance was once
tried on an extensive scale, but it was
found to be terribly expensive and al-
together ineffectual. The secession
and rebellion of the Republican Silver
States would indeed be an interesting
object for the contemplation of the po-
litical observer, bat in such an event
the Rocky Mountain Brigadiers would
meet with no better success than did
the Confederate Brigadiers who have
80 often been the subjects of Republi
Jt seems to us that a safer and more
satisfactory solution of the silyer ques-
tion than could be effected by wading
through blood, will be furnished by
the Congress that will meet in a few
days. It will be a Democratic Con.
gress, and as it will represent the Dem.
ocratic party, we do not believe there
is a disposition in that party to treat
the silver interest unfairly, or to throw
away the advantage which that metal
affords as an assistant to gold for mon"
etary purposes. If the silyer purchas-
ing act, upon full discussion and con-
sideration of the question in Congress,
is found to be injurious to the financial
intererests of the government and the
people, there is no doubt that it will be
repealed ; but the people need a liberal
use of silver as a circulating medium.
They need it for the ordinary uses of
business in proper proportion to the
more precious metal, and if the Surg:
MAN act is repealed we trust that the
wisdom of Congress will recognize the
subsidiary value of silver as a circula-
ting medium, and provide measures
that will ensure its reasonable and
adequate use for that purpose.
——Man must eat to live, hence the
mistaken ilea some have that they live
He Doesn’t Want to be Hurried,
There are some decidedly cool char-
acters among the Republicans who are
still holding on to their official places
under this Democratic administration.
They evidently are impressed with the
idea that it is highly improper, and a
gross piece of injustice to turn them
out. A conspicuous illustration of this
impression is seen in the case of Gen,
eral JAMES R. O'BrirNE, Commission-
er of Emigration at Norfolk, who has
been requested by Secretary CARLISLE,
to hand in his resignation, but objects
to giving up the comfortable place in-
to which he was installed by the favor
of BexyamiN Harrison. He says
that he is going to consult his friends
“before he shall determine whether to
comply with the Secretary’s request, or
not. Claiming to be surprised by be-
ing “so soon’ asked to hand in his res-
ignation, he feels aggrieved that more
of office, so that he could “make
arrangements to enter some business.”
It is too bad that arrangements can-
not be made, that would enable the
General to hold on to his soft official
snap until he can leisurely look about
him for some desirable private business
to go into. But it is not probable that
he will be favored with such an ac-
commodation. The claim that the de-
mand for his resignation has taken
him by surprise, is hardly tenable.
The verdict of the people, rendered
some eight months ago, should have
been sufficient notice to him that he
would have to get out, and if in the
meantime he has not “made arrange-
ments to enter some business,” prepar-
atory to the inevitable descent of the
official axe, it will be his own fault if
he shall be inconvenienced by the re-
sult of such negligence.
The impression that prevails among
the Republicans that their party has a
prescriptive right to rule the country,
and that they have a natural claim to
the offices, shows how a sentiment of
this kind can be developed by a long
enjoyment of privilege, pelf and power.
When their long rule and the emola-
ments thereof, were interrupted by
CLEVELAND'S first administration, they
regarded the occupancy of the offices
by the Democrats as an outrageous 1n-
tringement upon their rights, and they
hastened to reclaim their ownership of
the official places, immediately upon
the election of Harrison. No wonder
that people who have contracted such
a conceit are reluctant about going out
of office, and claim as in General
O’BeIrNEs, case, that they are improp-
erly and unjustly treated by being
made to go before they are ready.
Such foolish conceit, however, will
not avert their eviction from the offi-
cial places which they have occupied
too long. The axe must do its allot
_——An exchange remarks that
“The Indian has proven his worthless
ness as a soldier, a farmer and a citi-
zen” and wants to know what he is
good for anyway. Try him in politics
where white Indians seem at home.
——The action of the grand jury, in
Washington, in finding Col. Frep. C.
AINSWORTH, chief of the pension divis-
ion, contractor DANTE and others in
authority, responsible for the Forp
theatre horror was not an unlooked for
conclusion, yet it is thoroughly unjust.
"Tis true that an example must be
made of some one, for the benefit of fu-
ture security, but when it comes to
weighing four men down with the aw-
ful responsibility of such a calamity as
the Foro theatre accident, there is an
injustice done which no after determi-
nation can undo. It is simply idiocy
to claim that such men in authority
courted the death of those unfortunates.
This modern idea of holding some one
accountable for every death that oc-
curs, ig carrying itself too far. Just
the other day, in Chicago, a cable car
grip-man ‘narrowly escaped being
lynched because his car ran over a
little child, after he had done every-
thing in his power to escape it.
—— It is really too bad that Secre-
tary MorroN has taken it into his
| head to stop congressmen from distrib-
uting seeds. If that job is taken from
: them what will the majority have done
for their constituents.
time is not given him before going out,
‘work to do.
He Should Take a Rest.
At this season of the year the tin-
plate liar ought to have a vacation
and at no time is there occasion for his
activity except during a political cam:
paign ; but we observe thatat this pe-
riod of the year when he should be
taking a rest, he is making himself
busy in the Pittsburg Times represent-
ing the American tin-plate manufac
ture as having developed to immense
proportions. This prevarieator on the
subject of tin is severe on Secretary
CarLisLE for an alleged attempt to de-
stroy this industry, by suppressing sta-
tistics in regard to it, but he rejoices
that this nefarious design has been in-
effectusl in injuring a business which
he says has shown an immense in-
crease for the quarter ending June 30,
over the preceding quarter, “in some
instances from 100 to 1200 per cent.”
It is scarcely necessary to say that
Secretary CARLISLE has not suppressed
any statistics relating to tin manufac-
ture, for the fact is that it is too meagre
an industry to furnish statistics jthat
can be considered as of any conse
quence. There has been a parade of
the immense production of tin-plate,
but it has been done for a political ef-
fect and to bolster the tarift policy of
the Republican party. It certainly
could not be expected that Secretary
CarLisLe would include misrepresenta-
tions, in regard to that or any other
business, amoung the official statistics
of the Treasury department. There
could be no motive for him to act the
part of a tin-plate liar. It would not
be in line with his official duty, nor
would it accord with his conviction as
to the fraudulent character of the Mo
When an attempt is made to discoy-
er the amount of fact that may be in
the statements of those who are mak-
ing such great claims for the tin-plate
induiery, it is found to be of infinitis-
mal quantity. The immense estab-
lishments dwindle to a few works en-
gaged in dipping black plates in tin
imported from abroad. There is not
an establishment in the country, said
to be a tinplate factory, in which the
material used is largely of American
production, and there are none in
which any considerable number of the
men employed are Americans. It is
in a great measure an exotic industry)
requiring the hot-house forcing of a
heavy tariff. As all hot-house produc
tions are too costly for general use, so
the manufacture of tin plate main-
tained by the stimulation of heavy da-
ties, costs the American people too
much money to be of any benefit to
them. They have already paid n.il-
lions of dollars since MoKINLEY started
out to coddle the tin industry, and there
is nothing to show for it in the way of
industrial development, but a few es.
tablishments which would have to
close if they were deprived of the un-
natural support of a bigh tariff.
Workingmen who Don’t Seem to Work,
There is one class of men who can’t
blame the financial condition of the
country with preventing them finding
It is the fellows the Dem-
ocrats have sent to Washington to
‘turn the rascals out,’and who seem
to get in less time at their actual em-
ployment than any class of laborers
in any part of the country. It is about
time something was being acccom-
plished in this line, if the Democratic
authorities want to retain the respect
and confidence of the Democratic mas-
A Matter of Imagination.
The trouble with the country is not
in its money ; its with the im-
pression money-speculators have made
that there must be some radical
changes in flnancial legislation; and no
one knows what its to be, or what its
effect may result in. In fact we are in
the condition of the ‘hypped” patient
who imagines he is very sick, but don’t
know whatthe matter is. If we would
quit imagining ourselves in trouble,
and remember that the country is full
of everything our needs require, or
our wante, demand and that every dol-
lar that is in circulation will buy one
hundred cents worth of anything we:
must have, we would soon see that the
country is all right. and that the mon-
ey speculators are all wrong.
A Chance to Vindicate Itself.
From the Welsboro Gazette.
The Williamsport Sun says that no
matter what action is taken by the
Grand Army posts of Western Penn-
sylvania in reference to the purging of
the pension lists, the Pension Commis-
sioner will continue to strike from the
roll the names of the men who now
draw pensions to which they are not
legally entitled. The pension laws
will be obeyed, but men who received
pensions under the Raum administra-
tion for baldheadedness, corns and so
on will be stricken from the list. De-
serving soldiers who are entitled to
pensions will not be molested in their
rights, but the bounty jumper and de-
serter will have to look elsewhere for
monthly allowance. No soldier who
fought and bled for his country need
fear that the pension he is eatitled to
will be interfered with. The Grand
Army can do a great deal to hel p to
purge the pension list. Will it do so?
To High a Mark for Veterans to Shoot
From the Milton Record.
The New York Sun has developed
into a rain-bow chaser of the first
magnitude. It proposes that all pen-
sioners who are not in actual need,
who are comfortably situated, who are
not dependent upon their pensions as
the chiet source of livelihood, should
resign their pensions, and thus enable
the government to reduce the pension
expenditure, and at the same time, in
all probability enable it to increase the
amount given to needy veterans. The
suggestion has not met with any re
markable favor, at least the pensioners
of comfortable means, are not beseig-
ing the Pension Commissioner to dis-
continue their pensious. Human nature
is too weak to rise to the lofty levels of
Now Dispute the Fact.
From the Pittsturg Post.
We plead guilty. The Denver News,
on the silver question, says the voice of
Nevada in the federal senate, with only
45,000 people, will be more powerful
than that of Pennsylvania with 5,000,
000. It means a comparison of Jones
and Stewart with Cameron and Quay.
When it comes to- senatorial capacily
in its representation the Keystone state
is down in rank to the forty-fourth
state. Besides that, unless he has
been converted, Senator Cameron is a
That Doesn't Make Any Change in Our
From the Clarion Democrat.
Ex-President Harrison whimpers
and whines over President Cleveland
calling the extra session of Congress to
repeal the Shermar silver law, and
says Congress would not do that for
him. Of course it wouldn’t. It was
through his influence, with that of
Senator Sherman and others, that the
law was passed, in order to secure him
support in the western silver states.
Do You Think So.
From the Clearfield Public Spirit.
General Dan. Hastings would like
very much to step into Governor Pat-
tison’s official shoes. He has courted
Magee, Reeder, Jack Robinson and a
number of other Governor makers, and
all talk honeyed words at him now.
He will be the nominee until the Re-
publican State Convention meets and
then some other hero will walk off
with the plum.
Affection With the String of Inheritance
Attached to It.
From the Brookville Jefferson Democrat.
The gifts from the Princess of "Wales
to her daughter-in-law, the Duchess of
York, on the occasion of the latter's
marriage last week, were mostly jewels
and precious stones, and were valued at
one million dollars. If these gifts indi-
cated the affection of the mother-in-law
for ker new daughter, it must be very
It Means that She Doesnt Make as
Good Reapers and Binders as We do,
From the Huntingdon Globe,
A train of 25 box cars, all loaded
with reapers and binders, passed
through here Saturday consigned to
South America. This would seem to
indicate that England is losing its grip
in those partes.
Our Dan Don’t Care if He Stays There
Until the Holidays.
From the York Gazette.
Senator Quay is enjoying an outing
at Brigantine Beach and has taken pos-
session of his cottage for a stay that has
no restrictions to it.
Take Warning, All of You.
From the Jersey Shore Herald.
‘A Frankford man died the other day
from water on the brain, and his friends
are wondering how it got there. They
say it uvever went in his mouth,
——1If you want printing of any de-
scription the WATCHMAN office is the
place to have it done.
Spawls from the Keystone,
—Women act as “spotters” on Pittsburg
—Reading Councils voted $5000 to fight the
—The “Pennsy” will reach McKeesport: by
a new deal.
- —Huckleberries are plentiful on the Blue
—Connellsburg and Mercersburg will be
joined by a trolley.
—The last of Reading's policemen were
—The wheat in Western Pennsylvania is
better than the average crop.
—William Seidel, who was struck by a big
fly wheel, at Birdsboro, died.
—Culm is used to smother the fire in a
blazing coal mine at Tamaqua.
—Easton has no representative in the Na-
tional Guard of Pennsylvania.
—Williamsport residents object to vitrified
brick paving and demand asphalt.
—Pittsburg expects to have a new union
railroad station costing $1,000,000.
—A locomotive struck Adam Wagner, a
Hamburg lad, but he will recover.
—Henry A. Hoffman, a young Allegheny
City inventor, committed suicide with a knife.
—Henry Campbell, of Geneva, N. Y:, who is
103 years old, is visiting relatives in Williams-
—Judge Endlich, of Reading, will contribute
a marble altar to the Lutheran Trinity
—Lancaster’s new $64,000 reservoir won't
hold water and a $10,000 concrete bottom will
—A little’ son of Franklin Ginter, of York,
took paris green in ignorance of its danger
and may die.
—Thomas Anderson, an inmate of the Lan-
caster insane asylum, hanged himself with
his suspenders. .
—The horse and buggy stolen from J.P.
Rolin, of Easton, has been recovered, but the
—George W. Lauferweiler, a New York
printer, was drowned in the Susquehanna
River at Wilkesbarre.
—Hundreds of acres of chestnut trees on
the Welsh Mountains, Lancaster County, have
been killed by locusts.
—President Harris, of the Philadelphia and:
Reading Company, inspected coal mines at
—A 15-pound rock was hurled 30 0 yards by a:
blast near Reading and it knocked a hole in
William Krick’s front door.
—There was a meeting of railroad train dis-
patchers at Mauch Chunk Saturday to consid-
er what they term grievances.
—Ebensburg decided to increase her in
debtedness to $15,000 for public improvements
by a vote of 104 to 7 recently.
—Manager Dickie, of the Union Iron Works
San Francisco, will inspect the big iron mills
of Pennsylvania to get pointers.
—Governor Pattison, General Snowden and
General Gobin have gone to Montreal to at-
tend to the Thirteenth Regiment.
—President John Hays, of the Carlisle de-
posit bank, has resigned, and R. M. Hender-
son has been elected to succeed him.
—PFriendship Lodge, No. 1, of the Finish.
ers’ Union, at Pittsburg, disbanded and the
members will return to the iron mills.
—The Philadelphia ana Reading objects to
the Citizens’ Railway Company, of Harrisbur
running cars across the former's tracks.
—To enforce the semi-monthly pay syste m,
40 miners employed by Evans Mining Com-
pany, at Beaver Meadow went on strike.
—When high in air on a swing, Maggie Sal-
vage, of Sandy Run, near Hazleton, released
her hold and was badly injured by the fall.
—The case against ex-Cashier C. A. Harmon,
of the National Bank of Corry, charged with
embezzling $20,000, has been continued until
—Aaron 8. Kreider, of Palmyra, brother of
Daniel Kreider, who with his family was mur-
dered, has gone to Cando, N. D., to harvest the
600 acres of wheat.
—The names of the two stations on the Le-
high Valley road, Barnum and Harvey Lake
have been changed respectively to Harvey
Lake and Alderson,
—A well-known tourist to the World’s Fa ir
wrote that at a formal dinner in Pittsburg all
but cne woman was dressed in a dowdy fash-
ion, and the men were no better.
—From present appearances the peach crop
in Juniata will ba very large and the fruit
fine, says the Mifflintown 7ribune. The prob-
abilities are that every town within, 1,000
miles can be supplied with good fruit at reas
—The daddy of all the pike in the Cone-
maugh is reported to be now swimming
aronnd in a deep pool or taking his siestas be-
neath big rocks in the river at a point near
Packsaddle, says the Johnstown 7ribune. He
is said to have been seen a number of times
recently and to measure from four to five feet
in length, but all efforts to capture him. have
been in vain. Other pike succumb to the al.
lurements ot live bait, but old Mr. Pike is too
wary. Every day many people go fishing for
him, and even guns and spears are broughg
into use. The pike is estimated to weigh
from seventy-five to one hundred pounds.
—A copperhead four feet long invaded the
country house of Thomas Seaton, near Boli-
var, and lay concealed until after the: family
had retired, Awakened by his dogs, Mr.
Seaton arose in his stocking feet and went
down stairs to investigate. His foot. struck a
soft object, which he carelessly kicked aside.
The soft object twirled around its victim’s
leg, and when the man tried to kick the snake
loose with his free foot his enemy struck him,
a blow on the sole of it. The sereams of Mra
Seaton brought help from the neighbors, who
killed the reptile. The bitten foct began to
swell. Mr. Seaton fell into a stupor, and al-
though physicians have given him four quarts
of whisky, they almost despair of his lifa,
—A wonderfully rare old deed passed
through the Register and Recerder’s office in
Ebensburg recently, tells the Mountainer. It
was madejoutjon parchment, partially written
and partially printed, and conveyed a piece
of land belonging to Abraham Weaver, in
Richland townshlp, Cambria, county, from
John Penn, one of the proprietors and gov»
ernor, to Luke Morris. It was drawn up in
1776, and the original signature of John Pean
is attached thereto, together with the great
seal of the Colonial Government, which is
about the size ofa saucer and looks for all
the world like an over-grown cookie trimmed
up with pink ribbon. The land the deed con=
veys was called Spring Grove in 1773. Regis
ter and Recorder McGough and Ex-Register
and Recorder Blair both say that the deed is
the oldest which has ever come under their