Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, November 17, 1893, Image 1

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Ink Slings.
—Fall is leaving.
— As times get harder the sheriff’s
tale of woe grows longer.
— When a liquor dealer fails there is
every evidence that his spirits have'nt
gone down enough.
— Leave the man who minds his own
business alone. He is one of the few
who is destined to succeed and does not
care to have his work spiced with idle
—The time will come, and that very
soon, when the willful boy or girl who
think they can get along without ad-
vice of a parent will have cause to re-
gret it.
—1It seems very gallant in Uncle
SAM to help the queen of the Hawaiian
ilsands back on her throne, but he can’t
afford to have any of his flirtations with
the dusky LILI compromise him.
—The train robber still flourishes in
the west. Decoy trains scared him off
for a while, but decoys are impractica-
ble, as well as expensive, and now the
only safe way for travelers to do is to
—Our new cruiser Columbia made
& splendid showing on Monday, but
past experience leads us to wonder
whether she won't be found ‘top heavy”’
or ‘‘unseaworthy’” the first time
she is ordered to any port where our in-
terests need looking after.
—The Pittsburg Post thinks the
water of the Smoky city “only fit for
the clay eaters of North Carolina’ and
judging from the fact that there is a
beer saloon out there in front of which a
stone step is worn out every month, the
Post seems to voice popular sentiment
on the matter.
—TUncle SaM is getting a good many
irons in the fire just now. What with
trying to jump LILIOUKALANI back
on to her throne, settling up for that
Honduras insult, interceding in the
Brazilian insurrection and getting ready
for a revision of the tanff, there is dan-
ger of biting off more than can be prop-
erly masticated.
—-England, with the most approved
modern engines of war, can slaughter
thousands of those practically defense-
less savage Matabeles, in South Africa,
and while glorying in & new possession
laugh at the lives she has taken. There
must needs be a day when she will have
to answer in one way or another for
every such inhuman act.
—If college men go into a foot-ball
game, let them take what they get and
not play the baby like Yale and Prince-
ton both have done. They both claim
to be stronger than the University of
Pennsylvania and if they can’t take
their own part the New York papers
certainly should not do it. Games should
bewon and lost between the goal posts
and not in the columns of a newspa-
—The people who are finding enjoy-
ment in the belief that “CLEVELAND
won’t have much to say’ in his annual
message to Congress, when it convenes
three weeks hence, will be sadly fooled.
GROVER will have quite as much to say
as action upon the party platform may
have need of his calling the attention of
Congress to the duty it was elected to
perform. Then too he will be the man
to say 1t.
—1Tt is expected that this week will
witness the death throes of the Knights
of Labor as an organization. The bi-
ennial constitutional convention is being
held in Philadelphia and it is thought
that the leaders, TERRY POWDERLY at
"their head, will break the order up so as
to get hold of its property. There is no
desirable cause why organized labor
should thus injure itself, but in the case
of anarchy it the leaders would only
blow up the rank and file and then the
fragments of the latter in falling smash
the leaders, what a glorious thing it
would be for the country.
New York story writer who has gained
no little reputation for his many interest-
ing short stories, is going to get notor-
iety next. He wants to kill Epwarp
V. TowNSEND, a Sun writer, who had
the impudence (?) to criticise him for
saying that ‘‘there was no such thing as
the ceremony of guard mounting in the
United States,”’” when such a ceremony
is performed at evéry army post in the
country. Ofcourse Mr. DAVIS meant
that the same gaudy uniforms and gilt
trappings were not to be seen here as he
had seen in London, but he did’nt say
#0, and now when he is picked up for it
his display of bad sense, in wanting to
fight a duel, quite justifies Mr. TowN-
SEND for having called him a fool. If
however, Mr. DAvIs should persist in
wanting to kill some one of the Sun's
writers we suggest that knives be the
weapons, and that DANA represent his
paper himself. It would take bim a
very short time to rip “GALLEGHER’
up the back.
VOL. 38.
BELLEFONTE, PA., NOV. 17, 1893.
NO. 45.
Mr. Harrison on the Late Elections.
No one is surprised to see BENJAMIN
Harrison come to the front with
something to say about the recent elec-
tions. In an interview on the subject
he expressed his unbounded satisfac-
tion over “a Republican triumph so
sweeping and eo general” that he
couldn’t believe that local issues con.
tributed much to the result. Assign-
ing it to “the general industrial depres-
sion,” he said that the demonstration
at the polls, was in consequence of the
people having had presented to them
“gq sharp comparison between the two
Mr. Harrison had so often proven
himself to be a very small man that it
was scarcely necessary for him to give
further evidence of that fact. Nothing
could be smaller than the deception
he employs in making the claim that
the people have had a presentation of
the difference between the two tariff
systems. This is not true for the rea-
son that the Democratic tariff is not yet
in existence and therefore cannot be
compared with the McKINLEY article ;
but it will come in time and challenge
a comparison. The depression from
which the people are suffering, and
which has occasioned the calamity
howling on the part of the Republi-
cans, prevails under a system estab-
lished during Mr. Harrison's adminis.
tration. It is undera Republican tariff
that we see suspended manufactories
and the working people so little bene-
fited by the McKINLEY protection, and
go little prepared to undergo a brief
period of idleness, that many of them
are reduced to a state of starvation.
In thedistress which has overtaken
the country while the Republican tariff
system is in full force, Mr. HARrRIsON
professes to see “what might be term.
ed one of Mr. CLEVELAND'S object les-
sons.” Mr. CLEVELAND'S object lesson
on the tariff will be taught later
on, after a-:Democratic tariff shall
have been framed and put in operation.
If the industries and business generally |
have broken down in the midst of a
Republican tariff system, he is not re-
sponsible for it. It is not Ais object
lesson. If there are people foolish or
reckless enough to stop business in
anticipation of what the Democratic
tariff is going to be, it is not his fault. |
The object lesson taught is the unrelia- |
ble character of Republican protection
whose beneficiaries are willing to throw |
their workmen out of employment
upon a mere apprehension that the
tariff is going to be changed to their
disadvantage, and before they have
been hurt by what they profess to
But this thing will soon right itselt,
and all that Mr. HarrIsoN has to do
is to wait with as much patience as he
can command. The calamity howling
was gotten up for the occasion of the
election. It has served its purpose,
but will have no bearing whatever upon
the tariff issue. Business will soon as-
sume its- accustomed activity, and the
industrial energy of the nation will be
at-work, even before the Democrats
shall have perfected their reform, and
with full assurance that the country is
not going to be injured by a Democrat-
ic tariff.
Matters to Consider.
For our part we can’t see much in
the late election, showing a condemna-
tion of the proposed reforms Democrats
are expected to carry out. At least
the number of votes cast for the Re-
publican ticket, as compared with that
cast a year ago, don't prove anything
of the kind. In Pennsylvania alone
where the Republican majority runs up
to 135,000 there is 73,000 votes less for
the high tariff party than there was
this time twelve months ago. Does
this look as if the people were aroused
on the tariff question? Does it look
like the triumph of a principle in
which every body is interested ? Not
much. That there was something
wrong with the voter who didn’t come
out is true, That they wanted the tariff
to remain as it is is not true or they
would have gone to the election, as beg-
ged todo by the Republicans, and voted
tbat way. The reason for the stay at
home vote will be found in lesser mat-
ters than the great reforms voted for last
fall. What they are is the duty of the
present administration to find out, if it
would preserve the great party that
called it into power.
Industry Will Revive.
A revival in every department of in-
dustry may be soon looked for. The
depression, from which the country is
already recovering, came from causes
not of a radical nature, and which will
soon yield to the natural recuperation
of industrial vitality. Blights of this
kind have often overtaken the business
of the country, and have been usually
succeeded by a high degree of prosper-
ity. The present difficulty no doubt
was aggravated by the bad monetary
condition growing out of the Republi
can silver policy, but a vicious tariff
system, which congested the market
with overstimulated production, hae
had move to do with the depression
than any other cause.
The suspension of production for
a number of months has had the ef-
fect of working off the congestive, and
is putting the market in condition for
an active demand for all the products
of labor. It is not too much to believe
that operations to supply this demand
would have started up before this time
if it had not been for the disposition of
many of the manufacturers to continue
the suspension of their work for the ef-
fect 1t might have in the election. That
card has been played. The political
capital that could be made out of it has
been put to use in the recent election,
it having been worked for all that was
in it. But production is not going to
remain suspended when the market is
demanding to be supplied. One after
another the industries will be started,
and we should not be surprised if in
the hurry to take advantage of reviv-
ing trade the fear of what the Demo-
crats are going to do to the tariff, of
which such a bugaboo was made be-
fore the election, will be entirely for-
gotten even before the Democrats have
made their alterations of the tariff.
And when the Democrats have per-
fected their tariff plan and put it in
operation, what then ? Does anybody
suppose that manufacturing is going to
stop ? It is at all likely industry. will
i not be as fully employed and as well
| paid as under any tariff devised and
“enacted by the Republicans? The
i Democratic belief is that their tariff
policy will insure a more substantial
prosperity to the country, in that it
will more equally benefit all classes
connected with industral operations.
| The people will judge of its merits by
the experience they have of it. J
It is idle to suppose that the Demo-
crats will be deterred from carrying.
out their policy by the inconsequential
expression of State elections. The
country is bound to have the trial of a
tarift different from the McKINLEY sys-
tem, which has been so unequal in the
distribution of its benefits ;; and, Gro-
VER CLEVELAND being in the Presidential
office, that tariff will stand for at least
three years, with ample time afforded it
toshowwhat it can do for the country.
Such an episode as that of the Tth inst.,
will have no more effect on the action
of Congress in regard to the tariff than
the idle wind. Three years hence, af-
ter the Democratic economic policy
shall have given a full exemplification
of its merits, ill be a more fitting
time than the present for the people to
say what they think of a Democratic
tariff. We are confident that they
will entertain such a favorable opinion
of iv that the advantage which the Re-
publican party has so long had in prac.
ticing deception on the tariff qnestion
will be gone forever.
A Striking Difference.
While the election in New York has
been a surprise to the Democrats, it
has certainly been more suprising to
the Republicans, who are now as lusti-
ly crowing over it as if it were due to
their own party strength. The Demo-
cratic defeat in that State was clearly
owing to Democratic dissatisfaction
with certain features of the party man-
agement in the making of the state
‘nominations. There were a large
‘umber of Democrats who believed it
was wrong to nominate Judge May-
NARD in the face of the accusation that
he had acted improperly in his decis-
ion concerning the election returns last
year. Whether they were correct or
vot in this impression, they believed
that his nomination was an improper
one, and they showed their disapproba-
tion by voting against him. The fact
that he was beaten by a majority
against him more than twice as large
as that against the other Democratic
candidates, shows the extent to which
members of his own party opposed his
election. It is not for us to say wheth-
er they were right or wrong in doing
this, but the case goes to show the dis-
position of the New York Democrats
to withhold their support from a candi-
date whom they considered unworthy
of a nomination for a high judicial
While in New York there was this
display of Democratic sensitiveness in
regard to a nomination supposed to be
improper, nothing of the kind was
shown by the Republicans of Iowa,
who after having nominated a man for
Governor, who was proven to have
been a defrauder of pension claimants,
or in other words, a pension thief, pro-
ceeded to roll up the usual party ma-
jority for him. No one denied that
JAcKsoN, the Iowa Republican candi-
date, had acted the part of a thief in
his treatment of a poor pension claim-
ant. It was a notorious case, and the
charge that he had done this wrong
was met by an excuse rather than by a
refutation. The highly moral Repub-
lican party of Lowa rallied solidly in its
support of an acknowledged defrauder
of pensioners thereby furnishing an un-
favorable contrast to the action of the
New York Democrats who voted
against Judge MAYNARD because he
bore the odium of an improper judicial
This Iowa case is in keeping with the
entire conduct of the hypocritical old
party, which, while it assumes to pos-
sess superior virtues, hesitates at no
crookedness in its political action, and
baulks at no defects in the character of
its candidates,
An Aimless Stampede.
It is interesting, if not amusing, to
read the newspaper comments oun the
result of the recent election. The Re-
publican papers furnish the most of
thia entertainment. Among these the
New York Tribune, with an air of great
wisdom, declares that the result “ad-
monishes the Democratic party that its
purposes and practices are resented by
the people.”
It would be difficult for the Tribune
to show what purposes the Democratic
party entertains at this time that were
not entertained by it a year ago when
the people sustained it by an immense
majority, and directed it to proceed
with what it proposed to do. It de"
clared that one of its purposes was to
reform the tariff, an intention ‘which
received a most ample endorsement
from the popular vote. Is it likely
that the people this year rebuked a
purpose which last year they endorsed
with such a decided preponderance of
their approval, and rebuked it, too, be-
fore the Democratic party had an op
portunity to act in the matter with
which it was entrusted by the popular
voice? As that party has not yet had
time to give practical shape to ita pur-
poses there is adecided shade of absurd-
ity in the New York organ’s declara-
tion that the “practices” of the Demo-
cratic party are resented by the peo-
About a year after this the Republi-
can organs will be able to speak with
more intelligence; and less nonsense,
about what the people think of the
“practices” of the party in power. By
that time its purposes will have been
put in practice and will be judged by_
their merits. The election this year
was merely a wild and aimless stam-
pede, such as is likely to occurat a per-
iod of business depression, but from
which there is always a speedy recov-
ery when the times improve.
——There seems to be some ques-
tion as to what day Thanksgiving really
falls on this year, It is claimed
that “the fourth Thursday in Novem-
ber” is always the day, while again
there are those who think that the
“last Thursday in November” is the
one on which we are to give thanks.
If things were adjusted according to
merit, we Democrats should be allowed
to observe both days this year as it
will take two good turkey dinners to
counteract that dose of crow we had
the day after the election .
——Whenever CLEVELAND's atten:
tion to business gets too good for
them the Republican howlers begin
that his health is poor. Both will
have been too good three years hence.
When Will We Eat Our Turkey, Who
From the Lebanon Star.
Quite a bit of speculation is now
going on 8s to the date of the coming
Thankegiving Day. November this
year has five Thursdays which is the
cause of the trouble. So there is wide-
spread doubt whether Thanksgiving Day
falls on the fourth or the fifth Thursday
of the month.
There seems to be no 1aw on the sub-
ject, the appointment of the day arising
from custom, though the day, when
decided upon, is a legal holiday by law.
Some time ago Mr. Mishler, one of the
managers of the theatrical circuit com-
prising Reading, Allentown, Wilkes-
barre, Scranton and other towns, fore-
seeing the confusion likely to arise be-
cause November has five Thursdays,
wrote to Governor Pattison about it,
says the Easton Express, as he wished
to make sure, because of the booking of
shows. The Governor said he didn’t
know, as the Governor always followed
the President. Mr. Mishler then wrote
to President Cleveland. The President
replied he was so busy with other mat-
ters that he had not yet given the mat-
ter a thought.
Now, then, if the President don’t
know, who does? Many people incline
to the belief that November 80 ig the
date, that being the last Thursday of
the month, which they probably get
from the fact that the fourth Thursday
of the month is usually the last. Most
‘‘authorities’” on the matter are not en-
titled to much weight. There is one,
however, of which this cannot be said.
It is Johnson’s Encyclopedia, revised
two years ago, which says that Thanks-
giving Day is “usually the fourth Thurs.
day of November.” And even this does
not settle the question,
After the Election Is Over.
From the Easton Sentinel.
There was a Republican tidal wave
last Tuesday, the chief cause ot which
may be attributed to the business de-
New York state went Republican
by 20,000 majority and Maynard, the
Democratic candidate for Judge of the
Court of Appeals, is defeated by 81,-
000 votes. The Legislature is Repub-
Gov. McKinley is re-elected in Ohio
by a majority estimated at 50,000.
In Massachusetts Greenhalge (Rep)
is elected governor over John E, Rus-
sell (Dem.) by about 30,000 plurality.
Iowa has swung back to the Re-
publicans. Boies (Dew.) is defeated
by Jackson for governor by at least
25,000 majority.
The Republicans made almost a
clean sweep in New Jersey. They
captured the Assembly, which was last
year Democratic, by ten majority, and
have a majority of one in the Senate.
In Kentucky the Democrats had al-
most no opposition. The Legislature
is overwhelmingly Democratic.
Virginia reports an old-time Demo-
cratic majority of 40,000.
In Maryland the Democratic State
ticket was elected by 20,000 plurality.
Returns from Pennsylvania declare
that Judge D. Newlin Fell has been
elected a justice of the Supreme court
and Colonel Samuel M. Jackson has
been chosen state Treasurer of Penn-
sylvania by an average majority of
138,000. This is the greatest Repub-
lican majority credited toan off year.
Criticism Makes Men.
From the Lancaster Intelligencer.
Richard Harding Davis, the writer
of some excellent shortstories of rather
aristocratic tone, has gotten into a con-
troversy with Edward V. Townsend,
of the New York Sun, because of the
ridicule the latter ventured to poke at
him over a London letter. Davis had
published a magazine article describ.
ing the guard mount of the British
horse guards and he said that there
was “no guard mount in America.”
He evidently meant none that would
compare with this in dignity or dis-
play, but Townsend chose to take the
statement literally and made great fun
of the ignorance of this young Ameri-
can who was 80 impressed with British
institutions. He even playfully referr-
ed to Davis as a cad and a fool in his
articles written over a nom de plume
in the Sun, and Davis has been so fool-
ish as to get angry about it and write
a letter to the unknown author hinting
darkly at a duel.
Davis should reflect that a man
cannot become famous without provok-
ing attack. The most conspicuous cat
on the fence is the one that gets hit by
the bootjacks. At the same time let
him look criticism squarely in the face
and profit by it.
It Will Never Do More Than Buzz,
From the Clarion Democrat.
Senator Pettigrew, of South Dakota,
says ; ‘I should be willing to vote for
Senator Cameron for the Presidency
on the Republican ticket. He repre-
sents a great state of the east, and he
has voted for the interest of the west.
He would make good presidential tim-
ber for the Republican party.” This,
then, was what was buzzing in our
Senator’s bonnet when he betrayed his
own people by his vote on the silver
~——If you want printing of any de-
: scription the WATcHMAN offic is the
place to have it done,
Spawls from the Keystone,
—Cooper Fisk of Johnstown, hung himsel
to a tree Monday snd died before assistance
—The Columbia County Teachers’ Institute
opened Monday in the , Opera House at Blooms
—Congressman Robinson delivered a lecture
at the Farmers’ Institute, at Chadd’s Ford on
—Joel Dewald, aged 50, a wealthy retired
merchant of Lebanon, was found dead in bed
Monday morning.
—The Wellman Iron and Steel works started
up their plate mill and shut down the besse-
mer department,
—The forty-second annual session of the
Lancaster County Teachers’ Institute opened
in Lancaster Monday.
—A portion of the Reading fteam Forge,
which has been idle since last June, resumed
operations Monday.
— A portion of the Reading Steam Forge:
which has been idle since last June, resumed
operations Monday.
—At Harrisburg John A. Keller was killed by
a falling wall of the new building of the State
Lunatic Hoepital.
—Charles Price, aged 22, was instantly kill*
ed by a fall of coal at the Logan colliery, Cen-
tralia Monday afternoon.
—Clinton Markes, sged 18, of Reading, while
out gunning, accidentally shot himself in the
abdomen. He died in an hour.
—The glanders among horses, in Wilkesbarre®
is not'abated as yet. Nine new cases are quar’
antined at the emergency hospital.
—Jesse King, a Norristown lover of natural
curiosities, has discovered a strange; variety
of rock crystal along the Schuylkill.
—James Newton Hill was placed on trial
Monday for the murder of Mrs. Rosa Rotzler
in East Park, Allegheny, last March.
—Robbers broke into the general store of
Jonas U. Cassell, Norritonville, Montgomery
county, and stole over $200 worth of goods.
—James Kerr, Jr., one of the oldest pharma-
cists in Western Pennsyivania, has failed, and
the Sheriff is in charge of the store in Pitts-
—Clinton Marks, aged 16, living at Monens-
ville, Berks county, was accidentally shot
while gunning Monday and died in the Read-
ing Hospital.
—An execution was issued in Pottstown
Monday against St. Siephen’s Reformed
Church, on a mortgage for $3,000 held by
Henry R. Wise.
--James Kerlin, a brakeman on a Mifflin lo-
cal freight and living at Miffiintown, was run
dowu by five cars of his train Monday after-
noen and killed.
—William L. Lineaweaver formerly one of
the proprietors of the Iron City Brewing Com-
pany, Lebanon, has confessed judgments to
the amount of $8675.
—Within ten days three children of Samue;
Zettlemoyer, of Virginsville, died of diphthe-
ria, the third, aged 7 years, having died on
Sunday afternoon.
~The thirty-ninth annual institute of the
teachers of the Huntingdon county public
schools met in the Opera House at Hunting
don Monday, 247 teachers present.
—Because of an order reducing the wages of
the laborers employed on the coal strippings
of J. C. Hayden & Co., at Jeanesville, from
$1.10 to 81 per day, 150 men wenton a strike:
—Neilson shaft. Shamokin, resumed opera-
tions Monday, giving employment to 800 men.
Ten men were killed by fire at this shaft last
April, since which time the mine had been
—Two large cylinder boilers blew up Mon-
day at Wentz & Co.’s Hazlebrook colliery, at
Hazleton. No one was injured, but the boiler
house was destroyed and work stopped in the
—Yesterday information was received in
Lancaster from Carfoss, announcing the
death of M. Seibert Keller, of the class of 94,
of Franklin and Marshall College. Death re-
sulted from consumption.
—The grand jury at Pottsville found true
bills against John Briggs, who is charged with
the murder of James Parfit, and Arthur Wea -
vel, charged with murdering William Holland
during the Gilberton riot.
—Calvin Heckier, a prominent Republican
politician of Quakertown, was arraigned Mon-
day at Doylestown for violating the liquor
laws by furnishing liquor to persons in his
township for election purposes.
—Professor Thurston Simmons, an. instrue-
tor in English branches at the Pennsylvania
Military College, Chester, has become violent.
ly insane, and has been removed to a private
insane Asylum at Cilfton Heights.
—While at work ona gangway at Laurel
Hill Colliery, near Hazelton, Monday, a sud-
den rush of gas enveloped Fred Ellis and Mi-
chael Ryan, miners, and Harry Andrews, a
driver, who were severely injured.
—The erecting department of the Philadel -
phia Bridge works, Pottstown, went on double
turn Monday to complete a contract for twenty
eight girders. This will keep a number of
men employed for several weeks.
—The timely discovery of a fire in the dry-
ing room of the large wholesale and retail to-
bacco and cigar factory of Jacob L. Haner
Sons, located in the centre of Lebanon, averted
what might have proven a serious conflag ra.
—Auditor General D. McM. Gregg has noti-
fied City Treasurer Henry Hinkson, of Ches-
ter, that the city will have to pay a State tax
on the $500,000 temporary bonds which were
issued to pay for paving several streets of the
—At a meeting Monday evening of the high-
way committee of Lebanon City Councils, T.
R. Crowell, formerly of Philadelphia, was ap.
pointed chief engineer to make plans and su-
pervise the building of the city’s underground
—By an opinion filed inthe State Supreme
Court, the decision of Judge Landis, of Blair
county, has been reversed, and the Altoona,
Clearfield and Northern Railway passes into
the hands of its former president, F.G. Pat-
terson, Altoona.
—Reading City Councils passed a resolution
Monday night requesting Governor Pattison to
withdraw the proclamation which the State
Board of Health recently issued declaring
small-pox epidemic in Reading. The res olu-
tion denounces the proclamatien as an injus.
! tice to Reading.
—In Norristown Monday the court granted
| a decree on petition of Archbishop Ryan, of
i Philadelphia, asking that St. Patrick’s Roman
' Catholic Church be granted the right to re-
| move all bodies interred at the old Catholic
| cemetery at Norristown to the new cemetery
in Whitpain township.