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BY P. GRAY MEEK.
—AH SIN has come to the conclusion at
last that 'Melican man belly unkind.
—Weigh-clerk CocHRAN’S job from
this on will be to weigh the consequen-
~-Is there anything strange about the
fact that many people think un ox recast
a “bully” affair.
—The question of the hour, with the
citizen who desires to vote is—have
you paid your taxes ?
—Judge Lynch seems to be about
the only overworked judge this country
has to point to at this time
—No one need apprehend a panic in
the tombstone business. There are over
200,000 physicians in this country.
--If there is anything in noise Cali-
fornia is bound to be head. It has the |
only Lou representative in Congress.
~—A short vacation for the Senatorial
<hin, would cause an expansive smile
to spread over the face of the entire
—Republican “soap” should be
plenty during the present campaign;
their papers are furnishing an abun-
dance of lie,
—The South American war, so far,
resembles the work of the United States
Senate in this, that it is more wind than
—Talk about drouths during the past
seasons. They’re nothing compared to
the dryness that has overtaken the Re-
—Senator STEWART’S words may not
be as “innocent” or as clear as the bab-
bling brook, but like it, they seem de-
termined to ‘flow on forever.”
—1If the senior Senator from Colorado
keeps on blathering he will TeLL'ER
public, yet, how littls he really does
know about the common good.
—Pittsburg is talking of a new city
hall, and the patriots, who expect the job
of building it, believe they can make it
the biggest haul of their lives.
—Republican papers of Philadelphia
boast that their city is well laid out. A
great many people believe the Repub-
lican party is in the same condition.
—When Senator CAMERON gets
through voting with the silver men, he
will go home to his wife and try to
make her believe that he Dox just right.
—1It is altogether probable that if the
straight-repealers undertake to sit the
other fellows out, the gable end of sena-
torial pantalonns will need half-soleing
before the job is through with.
~- Another new comet issaid to be
visible in the south west. Well, if new
comets keep on coming they will soon
be as plentiful as defaulting cashiers
and bank clerks are in Canada.
—Senator PFEFFER, itissaid, scratch-
es the side of his head with his thumb
when he talks. Probably if he would
use a fine tooth comb when he is not
talking he could give his thumb a rest.
—"A scarcity of hogs” is the title of
a long editorial in one of our western
, exchanges. It has no reference, how-
ever, to the Republican hog who hangs
onto the public teat that honestly be-
longs to another.
—Republican papers are fearfully
exorcised over the party rules adopted
by the Democratic convention at Har-
risburg last'week. At this no one is
surprised. The only rule they know
anything about and expect to recog-
nize is the rule of boss Quay,
—Mrs. CoryELIA KRriBB, of New
Haven, in a friendly contest to see who
could eat the most green corn recently
got away with eighteen ears, and now
her unappreciative acquaintances insist
on dropping the four last letters of her
first name and calling her plain Mrs.
—The crying demand of the Repub-
lican party at this particular period
seems to be for a political PEARY.—
Some fellow who will head an expedi-
dition of discovery to ascertain the loca-
tion of the American workingman
whose wages have been increased by the
--It is an observable fact that there is
not nearly as much denunciation of** Brit-
tish gold,” at this time, as we have been
accustomed to hear during former eam-
paigns. Why this political raw-head-
and-bloody-bones has been laid to rest
only the secrets of Republican cam-
paign necessities will disclose.
—According to the Philadelphia
Inquirer the Republicans in Congress
“have resolved to make a creditable re-
cord during the present session.” Pos-
sibly they have. Such a “resolute”
“would be neither strange nor startling,
They find themselves powerless to do
further devilment, and like the im-
potert debauchee conclude to reform
because of their inability to do more
orneryness. Death-bed repentances may
fool close friends, but they don’t go far
with the public,
STATE RIGHTS AND FEDERAL UNION.
BELLEFONTE, PA., SEP. 29, 1893.
They Will Be True to Their Pledge.
That the Democrats are in earnest
in carrying out their pledge of tariff
reform is shown by the promptness
with which the committee of Ways and
Means has addressed itself to the
task of framing a new tariff bill
with that objectin view. Very singu-
"pect to defeat.”
larly some of the parties interested in
maintaining the present monopoly
system affect surprise at this move-
ment, ag if it had been their impression
that the intention of the Democrats to
correct tariff abuses, as declared in
their platform, was only a sham.
The committee engaged in formu.
lating the bill allows those who are
likely to be affected by the measure an
opportunity to be heard in behalf of
their interests. This is fair treatment,
such as could be expected of a party
that does not interd to proceed arbi-
trarily or indiscriminately in a
matter in which all classes are more or
less concerned. And the fact that such
a hearing is given to those whose in-
terests are involved, is, at the start, a
refutation of the reckless assertion, so
persistently made by the enemies of
the Democratic party, that its purpose
is the complete obliteration of the
tariff, nothing else being inferable from
their constant declaration that free
trade is the Democratic intention.
If indiscriminate tariff smashing
were the object, no chance would be
given for the hearing of interested
parties. But the intention is to do
this work carefully, intelligently and
concientiously, having in view the best
general results for the public interest.
Therefore the spectacle is presented of
thelcommittee giving audience to parties
who but a short time ago were vocif-
erous in their declaration that free
trade was on the programme, and that
the destruction of American industry
would be the result of Democratic ad-
Butif it may be judged from the
claims that are being urged upon the
consideration of the committee, it
would seem that tariff beneficiaries
who have beenin thehabit of charging
the Democracy with free trade inten-
tions, are now not even willing to credit
them with the intention of reforming a
monopoly tariff. They are coming
before the committee asking that duties
which constitute some of the worst
features of the McKINLEY bill be con-
tinued, and, if their claims should be
recognized, the system which has
played into the hands of the monopo-
lists would be maintained in its unjust
and ‘offensive entirety. We observe
that one of the high-tariff organs in-
dulges the expectation that Democratic
tariff reform will end in smoke, with
nothing to show ag a realization of the
party’s pledge to correct the abuses of
the McKINLEY measure,
It is scarcely necessary tosay that
the tariff beneficiaries who are coming
before the Ways and Means committee
with their claims for consideration
in the framing ot the new tariff bill,
will find that it they expect that the
McKiNvLey tariff will not be subjected
to very material changes, they will be
as much mistaken as they were when
they represented that free trade was
the object of the Democrats. What
folly for them to expect that after the
Democratic party has gone twice
before the people on the issue of tariff
reform, and in both instances—in 1890
as well as in 1892 has been sustained
by overwhelming majorities,it will hesi-
tate in carrying out the pledges upon
which it received such emphatic and
peremptory popular endorsements, It
is about time that these deluded sup-
porters of a monopolistic system of
tariff taxation should understand that
the Democracy is not willing to com-
mit political suicide on the tariff ques
tion by disregarding the demands of
——While Republicans are sniffing
around for something scandalous about
Mr. Van ALeN’s appointment as min-
ister to Italy they are in danger of get-
ting their noses into the stink which
that contract for armor plate, given to
the CarNecie Steel Co., in return for
campaign “soap,” stirred up last fall.
—A prominent Republican said
on Monday: “We have no hope of de-
feating any of the Democratic candi-
dates. They are too good men to ex-
He was right,
Obstructive Upper Houses.
There seems to bea parallel between
the British House of Lords and the
American Senate in their adverse ac-
tion on measures respectively demand-
ed by the public sentiment of Great
Britain and the Unitad States. The
Lords have arrogantly determined to
obstruct the movement for Home Rule,
which is favored by a majority of the
voters of the United Kingdom, and
has been supported by the vote of the
popular branch of the British legisla-
ture. It is a case of a limited number
of aristocratic legislators setting them-
selves against the will of the peaple
and obstructing the action of the peo.
Although the subject is different,
the Senate of the United States, on the
question of repealing the SHERMAN
act, have imitated to some extent the
obstructive action of the House of
Lords on the Home Rule question.
Abundant evidence has been given
that the majority of the people of this
country desire the repeal of that in-
jurious Republican measure known as
the silver purchasing law, which is
recognized as the chief cause of the
business trouble, and the branch of
Congress in which the people are rep
resented has by a large majority voted
forits repeal. But it has pleased the
American Lords to put obstacles in the
way of this popular movement, after
the manner of the British Lords in
their unfavorable treatment of Home
Rule, of course the action of the Sen-
ate has but a temporary effect, as the
SHERMAN law is bound to go, leaving
the field clear for such measures in re-
gard to the monetary use of silver as
the neds of the country may require;
but still the delay caused by the (as-
sumptions) of the Senate has too much
the appearance of the obstructive
tactics of the English House of Lords.
A deep feeling has been created
among the masses of Great Britain by
the arrogant and bigoted manner in |
which the noble legislators in the upper
house of Parliament have antagonized |
the will of the majority, and mutter- |
ings are heard all over the kingdom to i
the effect that the abolishment of the
House of Lords may be the only reme-
dy for its persistent antagonism of |
The American Senate is more and
more losing its character as a body
sympathetically connected with the
people. Its members are depending
more upon wealth than upon personal
merit or popular favor for their elec:
tion, and there is no telling where
their disposition to be exclusive and
independent of public sentiment may.
end. But the people have their reme-
dy for the evils that are growing out
of the Senatorial disposition. There is
no occasion for their doing as the Eng-
lish may have to do for similar evils
by abolishing their House of Lords,
for there is no provision in our consti-
tution for that kind of a remedy, and,
besides, the Senate, if properly consti-
tuted, is a useful branch of our govern-
ment. But much can be done to cor-
rect the defects that have been develop-
ed in its character, and it can be brought
into closer touch with the people, by
giving the people the right to elect its
members. That a change of this kind
may be made at no very remote period
is not improbable.
——The banditti who attacked the
decoy train near St. Joseph, Mo., ear-
ly Monday morning must have exper-
ienced something of the same feelings
that Judge Furst had some years ago
when he shot off a belt full of car
tridges at two decoy ducks which
some joker had put out on the old car
--The Czar of the 51st Congress has
discovered the impossibility of REED-
ing ‘his title clear” to any particular
influence over the actions of the present
session. He has been brought down
from the position of a dirty despot to
that of a driveling demagogue, and the
public is satisfied that he is now just
about where he belongs.
——Welive under a Democratic coun-
| ty, district, state and national govern:
ment. Let it continue and watch the
result. Vote for ever Democrat on the
! ticket and make no mistake.
—— Never acknowledge defeat until
you have tried every means ot overcom-
ing the obstacle which appaars insur-
Both of Them Will Have to Go.
Democratic action on the repeal of
forcible and corrupt election laws will
uot be staid by the threat of the Re-
publicans that they will defeat the
repeal of the SHERMAN silver law if the
Republican policy of force and fraud at
the elections, through the instrumentali-
ty of evil supervisors and deputy mar-
shals, is interfered with by a Demo-
cratic Congress. The organs are be-
ginning to intimate that it would be
better that the country should continue
to be subjected to the ruinous mone-
tary measure of which JoEN SHERMAN
was the author, than that there should
be a repeal of the election laws which
have enabled their party to elect presi-
dents and representatives by federal
As a matter of party advantage it is
no doubt of more importance to them
that force and fraud should rule the
elections than that the country should
be relieved of a measure which has
had such a disastrous effect upon the
general business interests. But the peo-
ple look at it in a different light, They
well know who is responsible for the
SHERMAN law, which is simply a con-
tract to buy large quantities of unneed-
ed silver in return for the vote of the
silver producing states, It originated
in a bargain between the Republican
leaders and the silver kings, and its
consequence has been wide spread and
ruinous business derangement.
The people want this law repealed,
not only because it is an injury to
business, but also on account of its
being an obstruction to a correct and
beneficial system of bi-metallism. They
also desire the repeal of laws that have
empowered federal authority to inter-
fere with the elections. The Republi-
cans are responsible for both of those
obnoxious measures, and they will both
have togo. The prosperity of business
aid the purity of elections require that
a Democratic Congress shall repeal
such Republican laws. :
A Question of Economy.
Whatever may be the opinion of
honorable members of Congress on the
subject, the people are not quite ready
to believe that the official business of a
Congressman is 80 great that it is ne-
cessary for him to have a clerk, at a
large salary paid out of the public
funds, to attend to his enrrespondence
and other clerical duties.
By an act of the last Congress this
assistance is supplied to each member,
the clerks to be paid at the rate of $100
per month. It is expected that when
the committee on Accounts report,
there may be some hesitancy in allow-
ing thig'liberal provision of the Repre-
sentatives for their own “aid and com-
fort ;”” but as it is hard to reverse such
measures, we should not be surprised
if the congressional clerks have come
to stay. It is difficult, however, to see
how such an arrangement can be
made to comport with the idea of an
But Secretary Hoke Smith, of the
Interior Department, seems to have
hit upon a plan by which this expense
will not be a dead loss to the govern-
ment. A large force of clerks have
been kept in his department to direct
and mail packages of seeds ordered by
Congressmen for their constituents.
Since the members have clerks of their
own who can do this work, the Secre-
tary, believing that they ought to have
something to do to keep them busy
and earn their pay, proposes to dis-
charge the department clerks that
have heretofore done the seed business,
The Secretary’s head is level on a
question of economy.
~——It is possible that Emperor W 1r-
LIAM, of Germany, and Prince Bismarck
may make up and be friends again.
The old man of iron has perhaps seen
that the young German ruler is going
to make things go in the face of his op-
position and wants to be on the right
side of the fence.
——Those of you who have listened
to the calamity howler until your ears
ache fling this fact at him as a quieter,
The Tyrone'and Clearfield railroad, un-
til last Saturday, carried 2,013,400 tons
of coal as againet 1,977,513 tons dur-
ing the same time last ' year, which is
an increase of 35,887 tons.
administered govern. |
Britain's Specialty in Wheat.
From the Philadelphia Times.
The Huagarain Ministry estimates
the wheat crop of the United States to
be 397,250,000 bushels. Our own Agri-
cultural Department gives figures at
381,000,000 bushels, a 16,250,000 dif-
The world’s production of wheat for
1893 may aggregate 2,279,000,000 and
this is also the estimate of the Hungar-
ian Minister of Agriculture, whose re-
ports are the most reliable. The annual
average the past ten years has been
2,280,000,000 and/upon the general basis
the deficit LE Ly the importing
countries is 379,000,000 bushels.
To meet this Canada has a surplus
of 9,931,000 bushels, India 42,562,000,
the rest of Asia 7,093,000, Africa
3,688,000, Australia 19,295,000, Argen-
tina 26,105,000 and Chili 6,526,000, a
total of 115,200,000 bushels, or within
69,227,000 bushels of the actual needs
of Great Britain's deficit. The wheat.
growing colonies of the United King:
dom indicate by their rapid develop-
ment that the creation of a better sys-
tem of traffic by means of a more lib-
eral and just tariff regulations with na.
tions yet needing this country’s surplus
cereals is absolutely necessary if the
United States hope to compare with
Great Britain in that special market
This is the lesson to be taken from
the wheat surplus for this year. It
will not be long before Great Britain
will be able to provide for the deficits
of other countries. The 69,000,000
bushels to come from the United
States in 1893 may not be required by
one-half next year. Then what? Pru-
dent and profitable legislation by Con-
gress must give the only solution to
the wheat surplus question.
Should Go at Once.
From the Philadelphia Record.
Some hysterical o1 ans of the oppo-
sition have become terribly excited
over the movement of the Democrats
in Congress to repeal the Federal Elec-
tions law. Itis, they exclaim, a dread-
ful and malign “conspiracy.” It is,
indeed, a conspiracy in the broadest
sense. As Burke Bethel said, with
some etymological confusion: “It
comes from two Latin words—conj to
breathe, and spiro, together." e
has been a mighty breathing together
from all ends of the land, and this is
the conspiration that has influenced
Congress to repeal the Federal Elec:
tions law. It is a conspiracy that
needs for its execution neither the
brand of vengeance nor the dagger of
the assassin. Public opinion, the only
omnipotent. conspirator in a free
country, has demanded that the Fed-
eral Elections law shall be repealed.
Congress is simply recording the de:
cree of the people in regard to this law.
Sugar Trust Profits.
From the Buffalo Courier.
The New York Journal of Com-
merce’ makes an elaborate ‘analysis of
the sugar statistics for the fiscal year
ended June 30, 1893, and demonstrates
that the ‘clean profit to the most arbi-
trary monopoly this couutry ever saw
or put up with” was for the year over
$28,000,000. The sugar refining com-
bination has the biggest bonanza ever
known. According to the “Journal of
Commerce’ the actual value of all the
sugar refinery properties is about $20,-
000,000, so that the profits of the Trust
are every year more than equal to the
value of the entire properties. Con.
gress should not hesitate to repeal the
existing duty on refined sugars. Why
not invite com petition ?
Closure and Clack.
From the New York Journal.
One of the most amusing things in
connection with Senator Platt’s intro-
duction of the resolution for closure in
the Senate is the fact that Senator Tel-
ler isto speak against’ it. Thisis a
good deal like sitting down and wait-
ing for a river to run dry, instead of
plunging boldly it and swimming or
fording it. Teller will talk until cob-
webs decorate the beards of the august
Senators, unless someone cause a diver-
“And Her Own Sons Tarned Against
From the Philadelphia Inquirer (Rep).
It will be a difficult thing for Penn-
sylvania longer to tolerate a representa-
tive in the senate who has deliberately
betrayed her. He has no excuse. He
has no defense—not the shadow of de-
fense. He knows what the people de:
mand. He has chosen to give his in-
fluence against them. Senator Came-
ron, by this act of unpardonable per-
tidy, yesterday signed his own political
From the New York World.
Senator Lodge is right. If Senator.
ial courtesy permits the minority mem-
bers to say all they have to say, a re-
ciprocal courtesy should prompt them,
when they have said it, to shut up and
let the vote be taken. Mr. Lodge
dido’t put it precisely this way, ‘but
this is the “sense” of his remarks yes-
terday, and mighty good sense it is,
Spawls from the Keystone,
—The next State firemen’s convention will
be held at Norristown, Pa.
—The last day for the payment of poll tax
will be on Saturday, October 7.
—Survivors of Durell’s famous battery had
areunion in Reading, recently.
—Because he had no work, J. L. Reddig, of
Reading, shot himself and may die. .~
—The eighteen G. A. R. postseof Lancaster
county have united into one organization,
—A new resorvoir that will hold 12,500,000
gallons has been corapleted at South Bethle-
—York is congratulating itself on the loca-
tion of a granite slab manufactory at that
—Reading’s select council has passed an or-
dinance to borrow $600,000 for city improve-
—The annual State fair of the Pennsylvania
colored people will open at Harrisburg, Octc.
ber 9. :
—Auditor General Gregg has prosecuted of
ficials in four counties for not making month.
ly returns as required.
—Farmer John Aughenbaugh, of near York,
shot at a pigeon and set his five grain stacks
on fire, causing a loss of $500.
—John Rich, Allie Shultz, Frank Hayman
and Eugene Strausser were sent to jailifor
burning stables in Shamokin.
—Company F. One Hundred and Fifty-third
Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, held a
reunion on Saturday, in Easton.
—The last “Legislative Record’ cost Penn-
sylvania $27,280.30, the final payment to the
publisher being made yesterday.
—Zion’s Lutheran and Reformed church,
at Womelsdorf, on Saturday, began the cele-
bration of their 100th anniversary.
—While fixing mines in Reading, Mahlon
Houck and Andrew Stake were overcome by
escaping gas, and both nearly died.
—The Amalgamated Association of iron and
steel workers will move their headquarters
from Pittsburg to Youngstown, Ohio.
~It was decided at the Pennsylvania Bap-
tist convention of colored people, at Harris-
burg, to found a State Sunday school union.
—It was announced that John L. Reigel of
Bucks county, has given $15,680 to the Re.
formed Theological Seminary at Lancaster.
—The iron ore industry in the region be-
tween Reading and Allentown that once em-
ployed 700 men has gradually gone to decay.
- —W. H. Phipps, the coke maker, has pur-
chased the entire tree fern collection at the
World's Fair and has presented it to the city
—Harry L. Taggert, one of the editors and
proprietors ot Taggert's Times, Philadelphia
died Friday morning at his home in that city,
aged 48 years.
—Pittsburg has developed a gang of high-
waymen who have succeeded in robbing and
beating a number of citizens the past week
—Nellie Hommett, 15 years old, was at"
tacked in Scranton by five men and shameful -
ly abused. Her life is despaired of. The men
were caught and sent to jail. :
—It is rumored that another bank will be
opened in Jersey Shore before long. It would
have been organized before this,Jbut the hard
times delayed the movement.
—Robert Taylor, serving a five years sen-
tence in Berks county jail, and who] expects
to be pardoned next Tuesday, is wanted in
Philadelphia on several serious charges.
—Col. A. K. McClure of the Philadelphia
Times 1s confined to his home ‘by a severe at-
tack of rheumatism. It is doubtful if he will
be able to be about for several weeks.
—The sixth annual reunion of the “Buck -
tail” or first rifle regiment, Pennsylvania re-
serve volunteer corps, will be held at Williams-
port, on Thursday and Friday, October 12 and
—The survey of the air line connecting the
A. C. & P. R.R. with Philipsburg, is nearly
completed. Twelve miles of road isall that
will have tobe constructed to form this impore
—Patrick McShane, 63 years old, was struck
by a train on the Baltimore and Ohio railroad
at McKeesport on Monday and instantly
killed. He did not hear the whistle, and was
struck without warning.
—Senor Raby, representing a vast estate in
Chile, is in Western Pennsylvania looking for
improved machinery and studying methods
of mining soft coal, of which thereis an ahun-
dance in the South American country.
—The Tammany club of Altoona sent G. B:
Hight, W. H. Herr, S. M. Hoyer, A.V. Dively,
J. R. Eustace, John C. Grimes, Ed. -T. Drhew,
Ed. P. McGough, James T. Dougherty, Louis
G. Lamade, Thomas J. Burke, John O'Toole
and Philip Moore, as delegates to the conven-
tion of Democratic clubs at Allentown on Wed-
—A three year old child of Mrs. Snyder of
Mountain Top, near Hazelton, fell down a
| well sixty feet deep on Monday. The mother
crazed by excitement went down the well
hand over hand on the rope. When rescued
she was standing in three feet of water clasp-
ing her boy to her bosom. The child's skull
was fractured by the fall and the mother is in
a critical condition,
~Gerald Griffin and Stephan Doyle were at
the Academy of Music in Scranton on Satur.
day night, and saw the Tuxedo company
introduce their western border act. The boys
both aged 17, with four comrades, on Monday
morning took a Flobert gun and battled with
imaginary Indians on the outskirts of the city.
Doyle accidentally fired the gun and Griffin
was shot through the heart and instantly
—When the great scarcity of farm laborers
in eastern Pennsylvania was announced early
this year, some newly arrived foreigners at
Castle Garden were induced to come to some
neighboring counties upon prcmise of em-
ployment on farms, but few of them (saw the
season out, and they left for other sections of
the country to engage in other pursuits, con-
sidering farm work entirely too hard, when
they had been led to believe before sailing
that a living could be made so easily in Amer-
—Robert Wagner, aged 27 years, and Harvey
Allender, 25, of Allentown, were found dead in
the potato pit of H, Leshbarn, on the outskirts
of that city, on Sunday morning by Allender’s
brother. The men were on a terrible debauch
on Saturday, and are said to have drank near-
ly two kegs of beer. Moses Allender, the fath-
er of Harvey, helped them to dispose of oue
keg. They wound up their drunk by wander-
ing into the barn to sleep. Poisonous fumes
from a fodder curing room above the potato
pit suffocated the men. Wagner was nearest
the fodder room and his body when found was
a bright blue color.