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BY P. GRAY MEEK.
—The Minnesota lady who never
fails to draw is said to be a dentist.
— Water is five centsa glass in the
Cherokee Strip. What a paradise for
the unwashed anarchist.
—There is no boss’ collar about the
necks of the candidates nominated at
Harrisburg on Tuesday last.
—The confidence many men would
like to see restored is that which their
wives at one time had in them.
—About the only way the Populists
of Kansas will ever make a big man of
PErFFER will be to coax him to eat his
—This may be a bad world, as many
people imagine it is, but its not nearly
so bad a one as they are liable to find a
little farther on.
—Borneo has an insect-eating plant
that has the smell of carrion. A near
relative, no doubt, of the onion-eater of
—Belgium has 150,000 saloons and
but 5000 schools. Wont some one
please inform HERR Most and his fol-
lowers of this fact.
—One of our exchanges asks: ‘“Whag
did WiLLiam Terr”? Don’t know,
really, but GESSLER’S some mistake in
the recorded version.
—Senator QUAY says he is for HAsT-
INGS, because the Republican people
want him. Ain’t it about time to look
for the millennium ?
—Some noses are described as moun-
tains of the face, giving it character and
strength, We suppose this is because
they are peak-ed.
—As the returns continue to come in
the defeat of the Republican panic
seems to be almost as universal as was
the defeat of that party last fall.
—OscAR WILDE proposes introduc-
ing tothe American public a party of real
H’inglish dudes. No, thanks Mr.
‘WILDE, our Yankee dude’ll-do.
—The unicycle is expected by the
inventor to go a milein 20 seconds. He
has no expectation of having ary de-
mand for it from Philadelphia, however.
—1It is now generally believed that
EMIN PAsHA is really dead this time.
Its a curious coincidence that the same
belief is entertained of the Republican
—1Is is not the administration] that
can raise the revenues, so much as the
one that can lower the expenditures,
that the people of the country are look-
—The smile is neither as broad nor
the expression as hopeful, on the faces
of our Republican friends, since they
ascertained the results of last Tuesday’s
—A peculiar fact that almost every
one has had opportunity to observe, is,
that no matter how noisy, turbulent or,
agitated, an opera may be it is always
—As in everything else, Ex-Presi-
dent HARRISON is extremely selfish in
his magazine work. For a recent arti-
cle in the Cosmopolitan he got $1.666.
The public got nothing.
—And now Virginia produces a dar-
key who claims to be the father of 47
children. It is but just to the truth of
history to state that he has some doubts
if they are all his own.
—1It is said that out in Kansas if a
man combs his hair and wears a collar
he is a dude. This, we presume, &cC-
counts for the general appearance of
the Populists of that State.
After all it is hard for many of us to
see the difference between contentment
and riches that wise-acres talk about.
It takes just about a3 much money to
secure the one as to be the other.
—To the honest man there is no dif-
ference between a Democratic rascal and
a Republican rascal, but to find the fel-
low who don’t believe that his political
rascal is the best i where the trouble
—Another Republican Judge, Bu¥-
FINGTON, has discovered that the
Homestead strikers, last year, commit-
ted “treason,” and at the same time the
people have discovered another fool at-
tempting to dispense justice.
-- As an honest journalist we must
record the disagreeable items along with
others, therefore, we must state that
Mrs. LEASE expects to lecture on ‘‘po-
litical side issues,” and INGALLS is
again in training for the United States
—Chairman WRIGHT promises that
the party will be all right, if every
Democrat will put in his vote in
November. That is a political rite that
it Democrats will see properly observed
we will be able to write that chairman
WRIGHT prophesied rightly.
© — Another train was held up last
week, this time out in Michigan, and
$75.000, was secured by the highway-
men. Really, if this business keeps on,
the train robbers will beat the record of
the late Republican party in getting
away with other people’s money.
STATE RIGHTS AND FEDERAL UNION.
BELLEFONTE, PA., SEP. 22, 1893.
Will Not Be Misled Nor Misrepre-
Of the thousands that constituted
GrovEr CLEVELAND'S great majority
at the last election a large precentage
consisted of workingmen who had lost
faith in the Republican claim that the
MoKixLEY tariff was for their benefit,
and were convinced that the Republi-
can tariff policy was conducive neither
to their interest nor to the general
Interests of the country. They found
that under the operation of that tariff
their wages were not increased, while
there was a considerable increase in
the price of articles required iu their
daily living, and they also found that
employers who were chiefly benefited
by ‘‘protection” sought to increase
their own advantage by the introduc
tion of cheaper labor from foreign
countries. With such experience of
the workings of the Republican tariff,
large numbers of them voted for a
change of tariff policy.
Since a Democratic administration
has come into power a derangement of
business and a prostration of industry
have occurred, springing from no act
or policy chargeable to the Democratic
party. Whatever may have brought
about this trouble, it is clearly trace=
able to linfluences previously existing
and transmitted from causes that bad
their origin in a preceding Republican
administration. Tariff laws that were
paseed and financial policies that were
established by the Republicans un-
avoidably lapped over and were
extended into the Democratic adminis
tration, and must necessarily have
their effect until a Democratic Con-
gress and President can change them
and reform the evils which they have
Notwithstanding this fact, so evident
to every fair mind, the Republican
journals. and politicians endeavor to
impress the working people with the
belief thatthe present business troubles
are due to’ the circumstance of a
Democratic administration being in
power. Acting upon this line of mis-
representation, they are endeavoring,
in Philadelphia and other places, to
get up & demonstration of workingmen
in favor of a continuance of the present
tariff. Several agents, ostensibly rep-
resenting the labor sentiment of Phila-
delphia, have been sent on to Wash-
ington, and have made their appear
ance before the Committee of Ways
and Means, with a representation of
the injury which a reduction of the
tariff would have upon the industries,
and with even the hardihood to assert
that the present depression of indus
trial operations has been cavsed by the
fear of Democratic action upon the
But it is gratifying to observe that
the intelligent and independent opera-
tives of Philadelphia, whose tariff
experience led them to vote for a
reform of the tariff system, are not
going to allow their sentiments upon
this subject, or the labor interests of
their city, to be misrepresepted by
such statements before the Committee.
One of the largest meetings of work:
ingmen ever held 1a that industrial
centre, assembled last week and de-
pounced the “calamity howlers'” who
are endeavoring to create the false im-
pression that the financial and indus-
trial stingency, which is now happily
passing away, was caused by any fear
of tariff revision. They repudiated
the bogus representatives who have
appeared before the Committee to
speak for the interest of labor, stigma-
tizing them as paid agents, of benefi-
ciaries who have enjoyed the cream
supplied by MoKiNLey's protection.
The sentiments of the meeting were
forcibly presented by the following
applauded expression of one of the
“The manufacturers tell you that
they cannot run their places for fear of
a reduction in the tariff. Now, for
four years, under the highest protec.
tive duties ever levied, your condition
has been growing worse. You know
that wages have been reduced and that
in not one, bt a dozen, establishments
hereabouts there have been two and
three reductions since the McKINLEY
bill went into effect.”
With such an intelligent compre-
hension of the situation, there is no
danger that the workiag people can be
led to mistake the causes that brought
on the business depression. ~~ After
their experience of the shams of “pro-
tection” they voted for a reform of the
tariff, and they will judge for them-
gelves as to the effect of Democratic
tariff reform after it shall have had
time to show itself by its operation.
The business men’s convention re-
oently assembled in Washington and
attended by hundreds of delegates from
boards of trade, and business institu-
tions in all parts of the country, was
indeed an impressive gathering of men,
representing the interests affected by
the deranged situation. But a gather-
ing of this kind at the capitol, with
the object of influencing congressional
action, however seemingly worthy the
object may be, is always attended with
some degree of suspicion.
In this case the object was to influ-
ence Congress to a repeal ot the SHER-
man silver law. This was well
enough so far as it effected a measure
that has exerted no other than an in-
jurious influence upon the general busi-
ness interests ; but an assemblage that
included so large a number of bankers
and money dealers, and so large a rep:
resentation of the gold-bug elements,
had a tendency to influence Congress
to a compliance with their monometal-
lic interests, and the exaltation of gold
to the disadvantage of silver, which
should be allowed to do its part in sup-
plying the country with a circulating
This assemblage of business men
was called “The Souad Money Con-
vention,” whose getting together was
prompted by the disorder in busiuess
occasioned by the monthly purchase of
useless silver bullion. To annul such
a policy is certainly one of the condi-
be secured ; but if their sentiments
could be known, it would be found
that the majority of those who com-
tion, are of the opinion that the only
sound money is composed of gold, and
that silver is only a sort of monetary
dross, a dishonest material which
when employed as a circulating medi-
um, is intended to cheat the public.
Its honest and useful service in the
past as money does not suffice to
shield it against the assaults of the
It is not a new thing for business
men to go to Washington to influence
Congress. Probably never before in
such formidable array, but they have
gone singly, in equads, in committees
and in delegations. They used to be
seen flocking to the national capitol to
testify before Republican tariff com-
mittees that the country was positively
languishing for higher tariff duties,
and that if there was anything needed
to render working people prosperous
and happy, it was the protection of the
reasons why we are always suspicious
of business men’s missions to Wash-
ington. They are so much in the hab-
it of coloring things to suit their own
interests, and their interests are so oft-
en at variance with the interests of the
people at large.
But we hope thatthe “Sound Money
Convention” will not be without good
results, for nothing is so necessary to
the welfare of the country as sound
‘money ; but still the question, ‘what
is sound money, or which is the sound-
est kind of money?” remains an open
A very sound money was guaranteed
the people when the constitution aw
thorized the coinage of both gold and
silver, and it we keep on those consti-
tutional lines in regard to our circulat-
ing medium, with due regard to the
relative value of the two metals, we
shall always have sound money.
Don’t Know What a Republic Means.
The shelling of Rio Janeiro by a
fleet in rebellion against the govern-
ment is a sample of how South Ameri-
cans conduct themselves when they
attempt to ran a republic without hav-
ing the remotest knowledge of, or re-
gard for, what is required in the man-
agement and regulation of a popular
government. The few years since the
Brazilians converted their monarchy
into a republic, have been marked by
a succession of revolts and attempted
revolutions, showing that they would
have been better oft if they had re
mained under the mild and peaceful
rule of Dom Pgpro.
tions upon which “Sound Money” can
posed this “Sound Money” conven-
MoKinNLEY variety, This is one of the |
“he is not understood to be an uncondi-
Our Senators and the Sherman Law. i
Great interest has been excited
among their constituents by the news
paper report that Senators CAMERON
and Quay intend to speak on the sub-
ject of the repeal of the SHERMAN law.
Such deliverances on the part of those
two distinguished members of the Sen-
ate would be novelties indeed, well cal-
culated to excite the pride and arouse
the enthusiasm of a constituency that
long have waited for a burst of elo-
quence from their senatorial represen-
tatives. The positions of the two Sen-
ators on the silver question are not
alike, although it is understood that
they will both vote for the repeal of
the obnoxious Republican enactment
which bears SHERMAN’S name.
Senator Quay is in favor of the un-
conditional repeal of that act, and he
is credited jwith having inspired the
plank in the Republican State plat-
form which calls for repeal in unequiv-
ocal terms, thus sustaining inferential-
ly President CLEVELAND'S policy on
that subject. It is not often that a
Republican platform repudiates a Re-
publican measure, and in this instance
Senator QUAY is to be commended for
gracefully yielding to the President's
logical position that it is ruinous folly
for the government to purch ase silence
which it has no use for, and that such
a policy adopted by a Republican Con-
gress and President has involved the
country, in financial disorder and busi-
ness disturbance. When a party lead-
er sees that his party has done an
unwise thing, it is commendable for
him to acknowledge the fault, al-
though his party is none the less cen-
gurable for it, and must be held respon-
Senator CAMERON, it is said, will vote
for the repeal of the SHERMAN act, but
tional repealer. He is reported to en-
tertain views on the ‘silver question
which faror a liberal coinage of that
metal. The position. of these Senators
on this question is only a matter of re-
port, and . therefore their constituents
would be delighted to have ringing
speeches from them, delivered in their
best style of eloquence, clearly defining
their attitude with reference to the
momentous issue before the Senate.
Senator Cameron and Silver.
It ie represented that Senator CaME-
RON is in favor of Silver and will stand
by the white metal. The Senator is
not counted as being much of a Sena-
torial force, and is never heard on the
subjects that engross the attention of
the Senate, but he sometimes takes
“the bit in his mouth” and acts very
independently. Such was the case
when he declined to go with his party
on the Force Bill, refusing to support
that tyrannical and revolutionary mea-
sure, by which cause he won much
credit. If it is true that on the silyer
question he will not go with “his eel:
league, QuaY, who has announced him-
gelf to be a thorough goldite, it will be
another instance of Senator CAMERON'S
disposition to act independently of
party associations. But it would be
interesting to know to what extent the
Senator is a “silver man.” He will
no doubt vote for the repeal of the
Sherman law, for he could do no less
than this to repair the damage which
that Republican measure has inflic ted
upon the finances and the business of
the country; but when that cause of
trouble is removed, will he take a
stand in favor of giving silver a fair
chance in supplying the country with
a reasonable proportion of its circula-
ting medium ?
Doing Honor to Despots.
When the brother of the Emperor
of Russia made his appearance in the
streets of Paris, the other day, he was
greeted with the most enthusiastic
plaudits ot the Parisian populace.
When the cousin of the same potentate
came among the Americans during the
past summer he ‘was the- recipient of
unusually marked attention.” Isn't it
singular that the representative of the
most thorough despotism in existence
should be a favorite with the people of
the two greatest: Republics of the
world? In the case of the French it
may be attributed to their desire to
cultivate the friendship of a power
that may help them to whip Germany ;
but what occasion is there for Ameri-
cans to expend their blandishments on
afraid to handle the bill to repeal the
So Say We Alf of US.
“From the Philadelphia Record.
The refusal of the Dominion Govern-
ment to ratify the Stump-DBurgess
agreement for the better regulation of
immigration, after it had been accepted
and ratified by Secretary Carlisle, is
likely to lead to the adoption of drastic
remedies to prevent evasion of the For-
eign Contract Labor law, and to stop
the incursions of contract. laborers
into the United States by way of Que-
bec. Ina communication to Deputy
Minister Burgess on the subject from
Superintendent of Immigration Stump,
the latter has notified the former that,
in view of the neglect of his Govern-
ment to accede to an arrangement, he
(Superintendent Stump) would ask the
Treasury Department to establish such
regulations along the frontier as should
prevent the entry of immigrants who
are excluded by our laws; or better
still, that he would ask the Secretary
to promulgate an order directing that
all immigrants from beyond the seas,
before being permitted to enter the
United States shall be landed and in-
spected at one of the ports of the
The precipitate haste evinced by the
Canadian railway and steamship com-
panies in seeking an interview with
the Treasury Department officials in-
dicates that they feel their revenue of
$1,000,000 or more per annum, derived
from this traffic, to be imperiled. They
at least, have no doubt that the more
effectual and less expensive measure of
prevention is the remedy which is
likely to be adopted by our Government.
This is demanded by the situation, and
would be a fitting retort to the lofty
dismissal of the subject by the Cana-
dian authorities. Why should a ten-
der regard for foreign railway ‘and
steamship magnates influence Govern-
mental action? The law against the
importation of contract laborers should
be rigidly enforced, whatever losses
might in consequence be sustained by
Canadian promoters of undersirable
It. Will be no Excuse For Cowards.
From the Altoona Times.
There is no necessity for any Demo-
cratic member of congress to stultify
himself in order to see the silver repeal
bill passed. Yet there is an evident
disposition on the part of some: Demo-
crats in the house to do this. They are
federal election laws, fearing that their
Republican colleagues may be so much
offended if they do that they will vote
against the repeal of the purchase
clause of the Sherman act. These
timorous gentlemen are to be pitied.
They aredecidedly poor representatives
of the party and cannot be possessed
of a great deal of principle. If they
believe that these force election laws
are wrong, and this they do, they
should vote to have them repealed.
They have no right to deceive their
Republican colleagues by a hypocriti-
cal postponement of this matter.
Received His Deserts However,
From the Meadville Messenger.
Mr. C. C. Thompson, the Warren
statesman, who as speaker of the
House at Harrisburg rendered efficient
service in the rape of a seat for W. H.,
Andrews, has not realized well so far
out of the steal in which William H.
Andrews contracted to make the con-
venient Speaker the Republican candi-
date for State Treasurer this fall. Bat
when the time came for a performance
of the contract, Andrews could not
deliver the goods.
: Change in the Groan Line.
From the Punxsutawney Spirit.
We read of the countries of old times
“groaning under the yoke of tyrannical
rulers.” In America, where every man
is about the one twelve millionth part
of the sovereignty, the. country occa
gionaily groans under the yoke of the
wild eyed orator with the great scheme,
and the ranting demagogue.
It Would be the Fair Thing.
From the Chester Times.
If the desire to make the pension
roll a roll of honor was an honest one.
what better way to find out the ‘dead
beats,” “frauds,” etc., is there than to
publish in each county throughout the
country a complete list of the pen-
Just What the Textile Workers Think.
From the Harrisburg Call.
Itis the most arrant sophistry on
the part of Governor McKinley to be
preaching protection to a people whom
protection placed in the embarrassing
position the last few months has wit-
nessed. Perish such protection!
Look on This and Then on That.
From the Harrisburg Call.
Compare the cleanly, industrious and
peaceful Chinaman with the filthy,
aggressive and lazy Huns and Italians,
and then ponder on the wisdom of the
Chinese exclusion act.
Not That Kind of a Hair Pin.
From the Washington Post.
Jerry Simpson is as mild-mannered a
man as ever attempted to scuttle the
old political parties, and the impression
Spawls from the Keystone,
—A new State bank, with $100,000 eapital, is
talked of in Lebanon.
chestnut crops for years.
—There are 105 men in the new freshman
class at Lafayette College:
—Natural gas in paying quantity, it is said
has been struck in Monroe County.
—Recoipts of the Mt. Penn Gravity Railroad
at Reading amount to $17,000 this season.
—There are now in Lancaster city 8944 regis-
tered voters and in the whole county 39,403.
—Lightning dodged a lightning rod only to
kill Franklin Lorah’s mule near Alsace, Berks
—For disobeying the Court’s injunction,
James March, Jr., a Reading contractor, was
—Trephining the skull of Major John L.
Hays, U.8. A., bas cured him of: insanity, in
—Knights of the Mystic Chain adjourned at
Johnstown yesterday to reconvene next year
—One-fifth of 5000 Junior American Mechan«
ics have already assembled fora State Coun-
cil at Johnstown.
—Pittsburg has a pest of “electric beetles,”
insects which thrive on land or water, and
kill small fishes.
Over 15,000 people yesterday attended are-
union of the Blair County G. A.R, Posts, at
—Common Council of Reading passed an or-
dinance to appropriate $20,000 for a contagious
—Robert G. Morris, aged 75 years, died in
Upper Mt. Bethel, from injuries received in an
attack by a maddened bull.
—Labor leaders at Pittsburg are trying to
have all workmen's organizations ofthe coun-
try amalgamated into one.
—Count Wilderhofer, claiming to: be a real
German nobleman, is in Pittsburg Jail for al.
leged assault and battery.
—An unknown man was hurled from a Del,
aware River bridge at Easton by a train and
his body has not been found.
—Two “Pennsy” freight car bumpers eaught
Conductor Mahlon Marquet, of Harrisburg,
and crushed his head to a jelly. :
—Elmer Bruner, the murderer of John
Richards, at Ebensburg, and in the Western
Penitentiary for life, died yesterday.
—All the papers have been arranged by
Clerk Gearhart, of State Board of Pardons, for
the Hugh Dempsey pardon case. [
—For feloniously assaulting an 11-year-old
daughter of Amandus Ruth, of Bethlehem,
Alfred Kindig was arrested at Easton.
—New York and Boston electric railway
capitalists have been looking over the “lay of
the land” near Columbia for investment.
—Two Hungarian rioters at Eckert’s fur-
nace, Berks County, were sent to prison for
two years and seven others go for a year.
—Union County farmers and stock raisers
will out do all previous fairs in that county
with the one that will open September 27.
—Governor Pattison, the City Troop and
Battery A will attend the unveiling of the
Continental Army Monument, at Trenton, N.J.
—One hundred delegates representing the
A.M. E. Sunday schools of “the Philadelphia
district, held a convention on Friday in
—Near New Ringgold the skeleton, pres
sumably of David Nahf, who disapp eared from
Tamaqua on November 15 last, has- been dis-
—During a funeral service Saturday after-
noon lightning struck a Ling les town Dauphin
county church and severely shocked many of
—Four years in prison was the sentence
imposed at Pottsville upon William Evans,
who recently tried to burn his home, in which
his family were asleep.
—The Pennsylvania railroad shops at Cols
umbia, which has been running only four
days a week, have been ordered to run six
days of nine hours each. ;
—Auditor General Gregg’s threat that he
would prosecute delinquent. county officials
has brought to his office 50 per cent.of the
outstanding reports in three days.
—Manufacturer A. M. Byers, of Pittsburg,
says that all iron mills in the Shenango and
Mahoning Valleys will be-run with non-union
men—about 30,000 workers altegether.
After an idleness of nearly a year the
Everett Glass works, located at Everett, Bed.
ford county, has started up in full blast
giving employment ‘to alout 130 men
and bo ys.
—It is thought that the mystery surrounding
the numerous fires in Fast Media has been
solved in the arrest of John G. Smedley, a
former teamster in that place. He is held in
—Wednesday evening a dozen tramps were
arrested at Norristown. They were from var®
ious parts of the country and ranged in age
from sixteén to thirty-six. They gaid they
were hunting work,
—Thirty thousand signatures have been ob-
tained to the petition forthe pardon of Hugh
F. Dempsey, the K. of L, master workman in
jail at Pittsburg, convicted of po‘soning
— Pittsburg and vicinity is suffering from a
shortage of sugar. Wholesalers are unable
they say, to fill more than ten per cent. of their
orders. They say the shortage is chargeable
directly to the refiners.
—A new Catholic church, net yet named
has been erected at Spangler, Cambria county
It is a neat, but inexpensive structure, costing
81 600, which has been entirely paid. It is the
first church in the town, which is a growing
thriving place. :
—By an order issued from National Guard
headquarters, Lieutenant Colonel W. Fred
Reynolds, aiddecamp, is granted leave of abs
sence from September 25 until October 16, and
Captain John C. Bowen, Company A. Second
Regiment, from August 26 until October 30.
— Daniel Keiser, an inmate of the county in-
sane asylum, lost his life in a peculiar manner
at Lancaster on Sunday. He was aseisting in
placing a eoverlet on the bed, when he was
seized with an epileptic fit and fell. His head
was caught between two 10ds on the bed and
he was thus suffocate d.
—The records in the Recorder's Office,of Bucks
county, so far this quarter, show thatthe far
mers are ina more healthy condition financial
ly then they have been fora long while, During
this quarter 458 deeds have been recorded and
83 mortgages, mostly on town lots. Last year
they were largely on farms. During 1£92 the
deeds presented for record in the same period
Russian despots ?
that he eats a plutocrat every morning
for breakfast is erroneous. :
numbered 224, in 1891, 244 ; in 1800, 2i4, and in
—Berks County has one of its greatest J