Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, November 10, 1893, Image 1

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    Demorraic cane
Ink Slings.
--Keeping ¢Shady’’—The borough
of Millheim. . :
—Nothing remains to the dishonest
man but disgrace and remorse.
—Last Fall they got it. This Fall
we got it. Who will get it next?
—-The ten cent politician will now
devote his time to figuring out who cut
the ticket.
—The election being a thing of the
past there are lots of fellows now who
will be out of a job.
—There seems to have been an elec-
tion on Tuesday and from all indicationg
we Democrats got a mild dose of what
we gave the Republicans last Fall.
—There can be no doubt that we got
it, and got it right too, but then we can
find consolation in Centre county,
Maryland, Virginia and Kentucky.
—No better time could have been
selected on which to take a defeat like
last Tuesday’s, as its result will cut little
figure in the presidential election in
—After all it wasn’t so much what
the Democrats of the county did, as
what the Republicans didn’t do, that
gives our candidates reason to rejoic
over the result. .
—“Man wants little here below’
but there are a lot of Republican can-
didates in Centre County who want to
be kicked just now for having thought
that they could be elected.
—The boy who goes home early in
evening and is not ashamed of being
called a “mamma’s boy’’ is the one who
finds himself reaping the benefits thereof
in the early evening of his life.
—The lines which mark off the
squares on the new BAKER ballot can
properly be called ink traces. Accord-
ingly the man whe scratched on Tues-
day really did kick over the traces.
—The Republicans of Centre
county may feel good over what their
party friends accomplished elsewhere,
but they certainly have nothing to be
proud of about their work at home.
— We suppose that the fellows who
expected the Democratic party to make
golden eagles out of the mud along the
roadside will now be looking to the
Republicans for feats of a similar kind.
—Necw that the election is over and
the people are all settled down to accept
the results for the best, there should be
a general shaking up of old money bags
and putting money to work that is idle,
—The Democrats of Centre County
have reason to be proud of their work at
the polls on Tuesday. While other
counties all around them were suffering
ignominious defeat, Centre was pegging
right along in the proper way.
-- After last Tuesday what quarter
has Republican office holders to ask at
the hands of Democracy. Turn every
last one of them out. It is notthe duty
of the Democratic party to foster the
monster that is trying to devour it.
—There is danger of over doing a
great many things but the people of this
community need have no fear of leav-
ing their charity run away with them.
A hard winter is before us and humanity
demands a share of the rich man’s com-
forts for the poor.
—Hereon hangs a tale—A special
telegram from Washington, on Tuesday
night reads ; “Much less outward ex._
citement was manifested in this city
than on similar occasions in past years.”
—The reason is very evident. There
are hordes of Republicans in office’ down
there who are afraid of being kicked
rout. Quietude on election night should
not save them, however.
—One of the best criterions as to the
condition of the times is the amount of
freight handled by our railroad com-
panies. Just one month ago the Penn-
sylvania Co., had sixteen thousand cars
side tracked along its lines. On last
Monday morning the number bad
dwindled down to six thousand. REvi-
dence that there is energy somewhere,
but mayhaps the ten thousand cars put
in use just then were required to haul in
Republican returns.
—To the Repnblican affidavit
makers, and their sponsor, post master
FembLER, the Democrats of Centre owe
a vote of thanks. It was their dirty
work that helped do the business.
Their attempt to slander and vilify
decent men and honest citizens because
they were candidates upon the Demo-
cratic ticket brought scores of Demo-
crats to the polls, and helped increase
the majority for those against whom
their disgracetul efforts wert made.
The Warcnmax is always willing to
give credit to whom credit is due, and
to the dirty work of these dirty whelps
is largely due the substantial majorities
given both Mr. Mites and Mr.
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“VOL. 38.
BELLEFONTE, PA., NOV. 10, 1893.
NO. 44.
An Abuse of the Right of Petition.
When the party to which has been
assigned the duty of revising the tariff
and reforming its abuses, is about to
perform that duty, suggestions and ad-
vice from a Republican source as to
what should be done in the matter, is
entirely out of place. A disposition to
interfere on the part of those whom
the people have rebuked for the deficien-
cies of their tariff policy, is being mani-
tested, which, to speak of it in terms
less severe than it deserves, may be
said to be a decidedly cheeky piece of
Here is the New York Zribune, for
example, urging the supporters of
the monopoly tariff to deluge Congress
with petitions against its revision and
amendment. That organ ignores the
fact that the people have already spok-
en on this subject in terms more point-
ed, emphatic and comprehensive than
can be expressed by any petitions that
the McKINLEYITES may succeed in
drumming up and intruding upon the
attention of Congress. The ' popular
expression was made directly upon the
issue of tariff reform as presented in
the Democratic platform, and no ques-
tion ever submitted to the people was
more thoroughly discussed and more
generally understood. It is upon that
Congress is bound to act. Petitions
conflicting with the yerdict rendered by
a majority a year ago, directly upon
the subject in issue, will be an intru-
sion deserving of indifferent treatment
by.a Congress elected to revise and re-
form an oppressive and injurious tariff
It will certainly not be difficult tor
the McKINLEYITES to get up a great
array of names that may be launched
upon Congress in support of their mo-
nopoly measure. Nothing is easier
than to get sigaatures to petitions, with
the large irresponsible and thoughtless
class that.ean always be drawn upon
for that purpose, and also the facility
with which fraudulent names may be
used ; but even if there should be no
deception in the signatures for the con-
tinuance of the McKiNLey tariff, *and
they should represent the sentiments of |
actual signers, the array would never- |
theless be insignificant in com parison
with the greater number who ex-
pressed their desire for tariff reform in
the election of CLEVELAND and the
present Democratic Congress. At
most, who could these petitioners be
but those who had their say at the
polls on this subject and were over-
whelmingly outyoted ? Iv will be pre-
sumption for them, after the verdict
has been rendered through the medium
of the ballot, to intrusively repeat, in
the form of petitions, the expression of
‘their demands in regard to the tariff
which have been so emphatically ig-
nored by the votes of the majority.
The right of petition is one of the
heirlooms of a free people, and should
be jealously guarded under a popular
government ; but for those who have
been defeated at an election to resort to
it with the object of preventing the will
of the majority from being carried out,
is certainly an abuse of that right.
Every vote that is cast at an election is
virtually a petition. In the aggregate
of ballots that were polled a year ago
a most decided preponderance of these
individual petitions was in favor of a
different tariff policy from that which
has prevailed under Republican rule.
At this etage of the issue, instead of
exercising a right that should be re-
spected, the supporters of McKiINLEY-
ISM are rather practicing an effrontery
that should be treated with contempt,
in resorting to petitions as a means of
defeating the popular decision in favor
of tariff reform.
The Clouds Are Rolling By.
It being generally admitted, except
by those immediately interested
in the sale of silver bullion, that
the purchasing clause of the SHERMAN
law had an injurious effect upon the
business ot the country, it may now be
reasonably expected that the repeal of
that clause will be followed by im-
proved financial and industrial condi-
tione. There were indications of such
an effect immediately after the prompt
passage of the repeal bill by the House,
but the improvement which then be-
gan to make its appearance, was re
tarded by the long contention in the
Senate. The Republican party cer
tainly left the monetary situation in
; as goon as possible the assurance of
, are said to have determined Lo give the
bad shape, having not only depleted
the Treasury, but by its enactments in
regard to silver depreciated the value
of the currency. It will take some
time for Democratic legislation to cor-
rect the injury of Republican financial,
methods, but a point has been gained
in the repeal of the injurious clause of
the SHERMAN law to which there is
likely to be a responsive improvement
in every department of business.
Silver, as an accustomed part of the
circulating medium, has by no means
been sacrificed by the action onthe
SHERMAN law. The government has no
need of a large accumulation of silver
bullion, but the people have need of
silver as a part of their currency. Get
ting rid of the government’s obligation
to purchase useless silver is by no
means dispensing with the monetary
use of that metal, and the SHERMAN
incubus having been removed uncondi-
tionally, there is nevertheless good rea-
son to expect safe and judicious Demo-
cratic legislation that will insure to
the people a continuance of that con-
stitutional currency which consists of
both gold and silver in proper propor-
tion and at a just ratio. When this
shall have been fully and definitely es-
tablished, then may be expected that
equable monetary condition that is
most conducive to industrial stability
and business prosperity.
Another factor, indispensable to this
consummation, is a settled tariff policy
that will assure reasonable protection
without encouragement ‘to monopolist-
ic extortion. This can be effected by
adjusting the tariff to the revenue re-
quirements of the government which
are so large as to necessitate the impo
sition of duties, that by judicious ad-
justment will furnish labor all the pro-
tection it needs.
There is no such uncertainty about
the Democratic tariff intentions as to
justity a paeic in industrial circles
which the supporters of the McKINLEY
measure have been sedulously striving
to create. But in order to allay appre.
hension on that score, and to afford
what will follow a detailed announce-
ment of the Democratic tariff plan, the
committee that has the bill in charge
public definite knowledge of its terms
by publication before the reassembling
of Congress in December. We feel as-
sured that such information will dispel
unreasonable fears and inspire the peo
ple with confidence in the Democratic
tariff policy.
What It Is There For.
There has been considerable noise in
this State and elsewhere about business
being deranged and industries prostra-
ted by the fear of what the Democrats
are going to do to the tariff, and much
effort has been made by the Republi-
cans to relieve the SHERMAN law of the
blame for having caused the business
depression. To what extent the voters
in this State last Tuesday were effected
by such political tactics, is not known;
but it is quite certain that the result of
the election, however large it was
on the Republican side in this State or
any other will have no effect in imped-
ingthe enactment of laws that are to
amend the deficiencies and correct the
abuses of the present tariff, and vindi-
cate the Democratic policy by showing
the country the benefit of an economic
syetem which, while it will supply the
revenue needed by the government,
will furnish ample protection to the
working people, and at the same time
put an end to the plunder of monopolies
that are maintained by present exces-
sive duties.
A Democratic Congress occupies the
capitol, and the overhauling of the
MeKinLEy tariff is one of the things it
is there for, although there are others
of very great importance which will en-
gage its attention. After a Democratic
tariff shall have been in operation long
enough to show its effects, then will
there be time enough to hear what the |
people think about it. The Democrat
ic party is willing to submit it to their |
judgment and abide by the result. Bat |
the clatter about the effects of Demo-
cratic rule before Democratic meas. |
ures have been framed and put
in operation, is entirely too pre- |
vious, and only worthy of ridicule and
PE ——
—— Subscribe for the Warm AX.
‘instruction or
Not to be Scared from Their Purposes.
The high tariff supporters appear to
be unable to understand the weaning
of the popular verdict rendered a year
8gO; or, if they understand it, they are
unwilling to admit the meaning which
the people intended to convey. It is
about time that they should know that
there is no foolishness in the tariff re-
form movement, and that there was
never a party more in earnest than is
the Democratic party in its determina.
tion to relieve the country of the bur:
den and injury of unnecessary tariff
taxation. This fact they should be
fully aware of by this time; yet there
isan impression among the MoK1NLEY-
ITES that the Democrats may be scared
from their purpose by the Chinese
method of frightening their enemies by
the beating of tom-toms and such like
noisy means of creating alarm.
An example of this delusion is fur-
nished by a Philadelphia tariff paper
which, some days before the election,
wound up a clattering article about the
injury which a Democratic administra
tion has done the country, with the re-
mark that “the Republican State tick-
et will be elected by not less than
70,000 majority, because Pennsylvania
proposes to-show the Democratic Con-
gress that it is still true to the princi.
ples of protection to American indus-
tries. Such a majority will cause
Congress to go slow in tampering with
the tariff.”
Philadelphia has often professed to
have saved the tariff by the Republi
can majorities she has rolled up for
the municipal machine in that city,
“in the cause of protection to Ameri-
can industry ;” but itis hardly likely
that the McKINLEY tarift can be saved
even by a Republican majority in
Pennsylvania that is nearly twice
as large as that claimed by this
foolish tariff organ. The Demo-
cvatic Congress is not waiting for
warning given by
Peupsylvania in an election which can
be considered as having about as much
bearing upon the tariff as the election of
mayor and councilmen in Philadelphia
bears upon that question. It was last
year that the people spoke directly on
this subject, not only in Pennsylvania,
but all over the land, and it will be
from the authority aggregately derived
from that source that Congress will
take its instructions in regard to the
tariff- It will not be scared from its
duty by the pounding of Republican
An Inexcusable Mistake.
The Democratic people of Clearfield
who saw proper on Tuesday last to
hand over the Judgeship of that county
with all its influence and power, to the
Republicans, will not live long until
they come to the time that they will
regret their action. Judge XKgrrss
may not have acted as they thought
he should. He way have been un-
fortunate in some of his financial trans-
actions, and may have made errors 1n |
some of his rulings ; his distribution of
the licenses may not have satisfied all
applicants or his determination of cases
pleased all litigants, but great as the
imagined grievances against him
may have been, the real griev
ance that the Democrats of that
county will have to complain of, under
the change they have made, will
be ten fold greater. The power they
have placed in the hands of the Re-
publicans, they will wish they could
recall when it is too late. The impe-
tus they have given to influences that
will reduce their majorities and eventu-
ally place that once substantially
Democratic county in the position
that its neighbor, Cambria, now occu-
pies, they will discover as they grow
older ; and we make the prediction now
that a majority of the Democrats who
were foolish enough to assist in cloth-
ing a Republican politician with the
great power that belongs to this posi
tion, will acknowledge the mistake
they have made before a twelve months
rolls around.
If Mr. Gorpox who has been chosen
to succeed Judge KREBS, proves as
honest, conscientious and industrious,
as non-political and as able in the dis-
charge of his duties, as did the retired
Judge, it will be an agreeable disap-
pointment to us as well as to the pub.
lic at large. -
—~—Read the WATCHMAN.
Mendaclty and Asininity.
From the Northampton Democrat.
When it is remembered that the chief
obstructionists in the United States Sen-
ate during the proceedings of the repeal
bill were the Republican cowboy Sena-
tors from the Western mining camps,
admitted as States by the Republican
party, tor no other purpose than to
waintain its ascendency in that body, it
becomes refreshing to read such a driv-
vel as the following from the great
Republican luminary, the Easton Free
Press: :
“The record of the majority in the
Senate and House, at Washington, needs
rebuke, and the people shold not fail
in their duty to administer this duty.
Go to polls, therefore, fellow Repub.
licans, and all you who are disgusted
with the way things are moving at
Washington, and let your ballots be
your soul of condemnation.” °
Look at the names of the leadin
objectionists. Senators Stewart —
Jones from Nevada, Pittigrew and Kyle
from South Dakota, Dubois and Shoup
from Idado, Squire from Washington,
Peffer from Kansas, as well as others, to
say nothing of ourown dear Cameron,
all Republicans except the two Popu-
lists among them, and they have been
formerly Republicans. A man that
writes such stuff as the above way
assume that his readers are a precious
set of drivelling idiots, and it may be
that he knows them best.
Some Government Expenses.
From the Doylestown Democrat.
The annual report of the fiscal officer
of the Post Office Department shows
that during the past year the deficit was
$5,000,000; the expenses being $81,000-
000, and the receipts nearly $76,000,000.
We find some adverse criticism because
the Post Office Department does not pay
expenses, but we can see no reason why
it should. The Army and Navy are
not self-sustaining, and no one claims
they should be; nor is there any good
reason why we should expect more of |
the Post Office Department. They are
all branches of the publicservice, organ-
ized and administered for the protection,
safety and convenience of the people.
The receipts from the Postal Depart-
ment should be made as large as practic-
able, consistent with good service, but
it should not be administered with a
view of making a profit. ‘We look upon
the deficit as moderate, in vikw of the
volume of business done, and the. new
improvements constantly added ; it is
not as heavy in proportion as it was
many years ago. The expenses of the
Postal Department are nearly as great
as those of the Government in 1850.
What will they be in forty years to
come ? j
The Talkee, Talkee Record.
From the Washington Post.
In Tuesday's issue of the Congress
ional Record the legislative history of
the extra session aggregates 3300 pages.
The greater part of these 6600 broad
columns is devoted to debate on the
question of the repeal, forming a vast
encyclopedia of controversial literature
relative to our currency and especially
to silverias one of its factors. There is
nowhere in the world to-day such a
compendium of financial opinion, such
an elaborate setting forth of theories,
such a gathering together of facts and
figures pertaining to the points at issue,
such an array of argument in such
diversity of directions. Many of the
speeches delivered have been charac:
terized by a wonderful amount of
research, by strength of logic, by the
glamour of eloquence.
All of Them Good One's Too.
From the York Gazette,
Governor Pattison has probably ap-
pointed morg¢ Judges than any other
Chief Executive of Pennsylvania. Dur-
ing his present term of office the Gov-
ernor appointed two Justices of the
Supreme Court, an Orphans’ Court
Judge, eleven Law Judges and seven
Associate Judges, twenty-one in all,
with one vacancy pot yet filled. Of
the number four were alterwards de-
feated for election, six were elected to
succeed themselves, nine are now
candidates and will be voted for at the
coming election, one died in office and
another will retire at the beginning ot
the new year by reason of the abolition
of the office.
How the Treasury Was Suffering.
From the Clarion Democrat.
Secretary Carlisle, in transmitting to
the Senate a few days ago some infor-
mation which had been requested of
him, shows that the receipts of the
government for the first three months
of the current fiscal year fell off just
$21,250,600, when compared with the
same months of last year. Should the
same rate keep up there would be a
deficiency of $87,482,228 at the end of
the year. The McKinley tariff law
and billion congress “played hob” with
the revenues. But Mr. Carlisle thinks
there may be a change for the better
during the balance of the year.
They Will All Be Going E're Long.
From the Columbia Herald.
As the time for Democratic tariff re-
form approaches, it is noticeable that
more of the mills and factories that sus-
pended operations because of the money
panic are resuming work.
Spawls from the Keystone,
—Muncy has built forty-five new houses
this year.
—The iron manufacturers Monday offered
the puddlers $4.50 a ton.
—The body of John Ondeck was found ins
mine reservoir near Stockton.
—Mrs. 8. M. Warrenstord, of Belldvernoy. <
Pa., has gone crazy on religion,
—An alleged one-legged ghost is frighiten-
ng the credulous people near Homewood, Pa,
—The Pittsburg firemen got new .ure hel-
ments Saturday. They are black instead of
—G. M. Konkle, of Montoursville, has com.
pleted a fine boardwalk in front of his resi-
—Lee Swartz,a Lock Haven painter, is suf-
fering intense pain from the bite ofa black
spider. !
—A dangerous horse disease of the nature of
glanders is killing much stock in the vicinity
of Wilkesbarre.
—Edward L. Kelly, of Pittsburg, was badly
beaten and robbed by tramps at Parkersburg
W. Va. Saturday.
—By a premature explosion in the Lansford
colliery, Patrick McLaughlin and David Jen-
kins were killed.
—James Sweeney, 20 years old, was killed
by a railroad engine at his home in Natrona
yesterday afternoon.
—A two-ton rock fell upon Reuben Rother-
mal in the quarry at Rock Hill, Lehigh county,
crushing him to a pulp.
—As the result of an impromptu foot-race,
John L. Zweitzig, of Lebanon, fell and crushed
his head on the curbstone.
—J. M. Laird’s hardware store at Hunt-
ingdon, Pa., was robbed Monday night of a lot
of guns and sporting goods.
—The electric light poles at Muncy are be-
ing erected, and the’ light is promised to be
turned on not later than Dec. 15.
—The house of Frederick Story, on Wash-
ington avenue, Allentown, was damaged to the
extent of $200 by fire Sunday.
—The Thompson glassworks at Uniontown,
Pa., which shut down in July, resumed work
Saturday employing 200 men. .
—Being deaf, aged, Joseph Lingle did not
hear an approaching electric car in Harris-
burg and was fatally injured.
—Three burglars raided Craig Brother's
jewelry store, at Scotland, and one of them was
shot in the leg while escaping.
—Mrs. Margaret Jones and her husband
John Jones, of Braddock, are in: jail on a
charge of keeping a disorderly house.
—A patent on a metal binder has been
granted to Charles R. Harris, of the Wire Buek-
le Suspender company, of Williamsport.
—George A. Blank, a prominent business
man of Greensburg, Pa., made an assignment
yesterday: Assets and liabilities unknown.
—Mrs. Mary A. Noyes, widow of the late
Hon. C. R. Noyes, of Westport, died at Phila-
delphia last: week at Dr. Baer’s Sanitarium.
—Ex-Judge Henry Hice, of Beaver, Pa.
suffered a severe cut in the head by falling, in
alighting from a moving street car Monday
night. ;
—Among the Pennsylvanians to whom pen®
sion certificates have been issued is William
L. Babcock, North Mountain, Lycoming
—Jacob Sell, in Berks County Jail for aslight
oftense, declares he will starve rather than eat
anything in prison. He has refused food for
five days.
—Thus far this season 207,285 feet of logs
have been rafted out of the Susquehanna
boom, leaving from six to eight million feet yet
to be taken out.
—Wardell Tempest, of Monongahela City,
was accidentally shot by his brother while
crossing the river in a skiff. He is at
the Mercy Hospital.
—E. J. Jackson, arrested for defrauding the
Cambria Iron Company, at Johnstown, Pa., hag
been taken to jail. It is said the speculation
amount to about $1,500.
—Wild turkeys are so plenty in portions
of Cambria county that hunters fall over them.
An Ebensburg nimrod was: out ene day lest
week and kilied three.
—Elias Fisher, of Lebanon, who, two weeks
ago, shot Alfred Smith and Amos Dasher, the
latter seriously, when they sarenaded him on
his wedding night, was Tuesday arrested.
—Fresh from the rural district of Monroe
County, Miss Kate Kochler, who on Monday
went to live with Rev. W. C. Stiver’s family,
Bethlehem, blew out the gas and was yesterday
found dead.
~George McCrea, an oil tank builder, was
found unconscious, with a gash in his head,
beneath a bridge at Butler, Pa., Saturday
night. He is alive, but still unconscious. He
probably fell {rom the bridge.
—Emma Buchanan, the colored nurse giry
under arrest for murdering a baby by forcing
concentrated lye down its throat, at Union-
town, Pa., has confessed to the crime, saying a
Connellsville girl had told her lye was good to
quiet fretful babies.
—From exchanges it is learned that the
school board of Osceola refused to supply the
schools with text books as required under the
new law. The matter was taken to the eourt
and Judge Krebs has decided thatthe board
must furnish the books.
—The many failures of the last few months
have made the number of judgments entered
in the Prothonotary’s office in Clearfield
county unusually large. The entries for De c-
ember term are already over four hundred,
and this is ordinarily the smallest term.
—A Farmers’ institute !will be held in the
court house at Lock Haven on Tuesday and
Wednesday, Dec. 12 and 13. A number of
prominent agriculturists will be present and
probably Governor Pattison may deliver an
—Judge Savidge, of Sunbury, has rendered a
decision to the effect that a man who allowed
his cattle to pasture on the unenclosed wild
lands of another must pay for that pasturage
and declares that the owner of such unenclos,_
ed wild lands is not required to fence in his
—Thomas Darkin, of Scottdale, 'Ta., a book-
keeperfor the Frick Company, died at Unio n-
town, Pa., Saturday night, of spinal meningie
tis. A week before Durkin went to Uniontown
to marry Mary Beatty. While overheated he
drank ice water, became ill and] the fatal ma«
lady developed.
—Next year the village of Dunnstown, Cline
ton county, will be 100 years old, having been
laid out in 179+. The event is to be properly
celzbrated and on Friday evening, November
10, a meeting will be held in the Dunnstown
M. to make the prelixinary sre
rangements for the celebration.