Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, January 19, 1894, Image 1

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“Qur Daniel's” the man,
You may all understand,
None of his time he’s been wasting;
He’s pow high and dry
With his bee on the fly
And its buzz sounds like Governor Has
tings.—A G. O. P. SLoGax
—TForgetfulness of self begets mind-
fulness of others. ok
— Are they pensioners too, those “two
little girls in blue.”
—Already the couatry is awakening
in the rosy dawn of a wonderful business
—-Talk is cheap in Philadelphia. Gas
only brings one dollar a thousand feet
down there now.
— As the lover implored of his sweet-
heart, so we implore of Congress: ‘End
this suspense.”
—The ice man’s hopes rise and fall in
inverse proportion with the mercury
in the thermometer.
—If MircaELL and CORBETT keep on
they will both be winded before the big
fight is “pulled off.”
—Emperor WILLIAM, of Germany,
opened the Prussian Diet on Tuesday.
About all it will do is digest army bills.
—We have not heard of Rev. IRL
Hicks for some time. Can it be that
the plumbers and ice-men have taken
his scalp?
—1f we only had that $200,000,000
surplus we left in the Treasury five years
ago there would be no necessity to talk
about issuing bonds.
— WARD McALLISTER thinks that
New York dudes can’t live properly on
$20,000 a year. No wonder there are
only +400” of them in the great Metrop-
—The Republicans are beyond re-
demption and they know it. The Leg-
islature of Ohio has done away with the
services of a chaplain, considering them
—No political leader would be a suc-
cess without his contingent of hench-
men. They are the levers by which he
lifts himself to the top. Why don’t
we call them jimmies ?
—There is one kind of raw material
on which Democrats and Republicans
alike should unite in imposing the ex-
tremest kind of a lax, and that 1s the
class comprising foreign immigrants.
—When one young woman calls an-
other’s ball costume a dream she comes
very near the truth in describing it.
Such things, if modern in style, are us-
ually more imagination than anything
—1If Queen LILIOUAKALANI only had
a wooden wedding anniversary to cele-
brate Uncle Sam would not want for
presents to send. Some of bis block=
head congressmen would be very suit-
—Danville came to the front, yester-
day morning, with a wild and wooly
story of a post-office robbery by out-laws.
The Montour county capital is taking
the first steps toward a boom. Adver-
tising pays.
—With the Brazilian war drawing to
aclose,and the Hawaiian matter on 2
fair way to settlement, there will be a
dirth of news tor many of our totem-
poraries that have been devoting so much
space to those countries.
—The law requiring the registration
of all the births and deaths that occur
within the county has opened up & new
field of news for the local editor. Iti
usually dead matter, however, a kind of
“boiler plate,” as it were.
—TIt is too bad to relegate that old hat
to the musky shades of the past. Mr.
HARRISON'S refusal to try again for the
Presidency will rub all the lustre off the
crown of the fellow who wrote ‘where
did you get that 277
—A low tariff man in 1857, a high
tariff man in 1392, a would be Populist
speaker 1n the fall of 1893, and a Repub-
lican candidate for Congressman-at-large
“in 1894. We peep into the future and
wonder, what will GALUSHA grow to?
—Parents cannot be too cautious in
the language they use in the presence of
their children. Itshould always be of
the purest, and above all things truthful”
ness and an abstinence from gossip
should characterize it. Young minds
are exceedingly impressionable and often
times parents are responsible for the
follies of their children, who in later
days are sadly addicted to the habits
they acquire at home.
-—The wool growers of Ohio are said
to be kicking against the possibility of
free wool. Just what class of wool
growers in the Buckeye state is fearful
of free wool the Republican press does
not say. Possibly it is the class that
used the wool to pull over the eyes of
the fellows who voted for McKINLEY,
but then they ought’nt to kick because
that particular kind is not specified in
Mr. Wirsox’s bill. It is the same
old wool that brought such high
prices under the tariff laws of '46, when
there was no duty on it, that the bill
now in Congress contemplates helping.
-VOL. 39.
BELLEFONTE, PA., JAN. 19, 1894.
NO. 3.
The Difficulties of the Hawaiian Ques-
Nothing could have been more un-
fortunate, or a greater obstacle to the
President’s carrying out his first
designs in regard to Hawaii, than the
distant and isolated situation of these
islands, thousands of miles from our
coast, with no telegraphic connection,
and a slow imperfect communication
by means of steamers.
It was in that remote situation that
an act has been done that compromis-
ed the reputation of this government.
Away off in that distant ocean Ameri-
can diplomacy had been used as a
means of conspiracy, and the Ameri
can flag had been employed to cover
the perpetration of a wrong. The
President had no otheralternative as the
representative of a just and magnaci-
mous people, and the conservator of
her honor, than to do all that could be
done, within the limits of his constitu-
tional power, torepair what was evi
dently an international offense.
But he performed this duty under
great disadvantages. The objective
point of the required reparation was
far away, communication was un:
avoidably uncertain and imperfect.
The course he had to pursue in carry-
ing forward the performance of the
duty which he felt to be imposed upon
him, had necessarily to be governed
by the shifting situation in Hawaii,
and as the means of communication
with the agent sent to represent the
government could be supplied only by
a slow line of steamers, difficulties in
the situation were liable to occur, of
which the President could have no
immediate knowledge, and therefore
he was unable to adapt the instruction
of Minister WILLIS to those changes.
There can be no question that if
there had been telegraphic communi
cation with the islands, there would
all that the President intended to do in
regard to Hawaii, which was no more
than to vindicate the reputation of the
United States as not being a fillibuster-
ing power, but one that is governed by
its obligations to weak and inoffensive
Keep Them Seperate.
The Ways and Means Committee of
the House no doubt have acted wisely
in reconsidering their previous deter-
mination to associate the income tax
with their tariff measure, and coaclud-
ing to bring the tormer betore Congress
in a separate bill.
Whatever may be thought of an
income tax, whether favorably or
otherwise, it is certainly a question that
had better be kept separate from the
tariff. There are powerful interests
opposed to that method of taxation
that are not inclined to antagonize
tariff reform, and it would be injadi-
cious to adopt a course in this matter
that would make the enemies of an
income tax also the enemies of the
WiLson tariff, by joining the two
measures in one bill. By acting upon
these propositions separately each will
stand on its own merits, and a combi:
nation of opposition may be avoided.
Of the two the WrLsoN tariff bill is
vastly the more important measure,
and uvothing should be done that
would clog its passage.
How It's Done.
Republican manufacturers have
struck a very effective plan to secure
the signatures of their employees to re-
monstrances against the passage of the
WiLson bill. It is simply a notice to
sign the paper or give up their job.
The Lockhart Steel and Iron com-
pany of McKee's Rocks tried this meth:
od on Tuesday. On Wednesday it mailed
to Washington a protest against a re-
duction of the tariff, signed by every
man in its employ, except JouN DEvE-
LIN, and he found himself without a
job that same day.
In a day or so some Republican rep-
resentative will present in Congress,
this same paper, and then Republican
newspapers will herald, broadcast,
how unanimous the workingmen of
Pennsylvania are in favor of protec-
This is the way the sentiment, of
which we hear so mach, is worked up.
It may be effective in securing signa-
tures and resolutions, but it won’t fool
Democratic Congressmen or it won't
save an oppressive tariff tax.
have been no failure in carrying out |
Jerry Simpson on Shoddy.
The debate on the tariff is in full
blast in the House and is furnishing,
as Horace GREELEY used to say, some
mighty interesting reading.
The Democrats are holding up their
end of the debate with vigor and effect,
answering the calamity howl of their
opponents with facts and figures which
have a telling effect in putting the re
sponsibility for the calamity on the
shoulders of the party whose tariff
policy has clogged the channels of in-
dustry, whose monetary ‘enactments
have deranged the finances, and whose
general extravagance has emptied the
When it comes to a tariff debate the
Republicans always have the hot ead
of the poker in the controversy, and in
taking hold of it in this instance their
bands are being badly scorched. Even
the Populists in the House are helping
to singe them. They have not as yet
received a more severe scorching than
was administered to them last Friday
by JERRY SimpsoN, of Kansas. It is
not stated in the report whether that
noted granger had socks on or not, at
the time, but he certainly socked it to
the McKINLEYITES, when in a strong
speech in favor of the Wrirson bill, he
exhibited on the floor of the house a
shoddy overcoat as a specimen of what
Republican protection has done for the
American farmer. It was a fair sam-
ple of the stuff that is given them un-
der a system that taxes wool as well as
its manufactured product. Holding
the miserable garment aloft, and shak-
ing it at the Republican members, he
exclaimed: “This is what your pro-
tection does for the American farmer.
I got this off the back ofa farmer,
who told me that he got up at mid-
night to drive 25 milesinto Washington
to market his products. The rotten
shoddy ! He only wore it a year after
paying $10,560 for it. A million of
farmers in the United
wear no better coats.”
have given the House a more expressive
| or convincing object lesson.
The Tariff at the Township Elections.
This year the February election will
have introduced into it an element that
will be entirely new to the voters.
For the first time in the history of the
State will they be called upon to de-
termine a State question ata township
and borough election.
Eversbody of intelligence knows
that the Republican party is respousi-
ble for this irregularity by reason of its
unconstitutional remissness not
properly reapportioning the State ; and
the same party that has been guilty of
this fault, will endeavor to make this
irregular State election an occasion for
maintaining their monopoly tariff sys-
tem by introducing the tariff question
at the polls.
The distressed business condition
will be utilized as an incentive to the
voters to cast their ballots for the high
tariff candidate for Coogressman-at-
large; but it can have but litule effect
upon intelligent suffragists who know
that the MorINLEY tariff, which [the
Republicans wish to have sustained by
popular expression at the February
polls, had more to do with bringing on
the business depressions than any oth-
er cause.
Fortunately, the Wirson tariff bill
cannot be affected in any way by votes
cast at this late stage of the question.
——There are encouraging signe of
an improvement of business in every
direction. Nothwithstanding the
croaking of those who would make
political capital out of the hard times,
factories and other industrial establish-
ments are resuming their suspended
operations. While the howlers are
declaring that the proposed Democrat:
ic measure has had the effect of par-
alyzing everything in the shape of
manufacture, the startiug of oueimill
after another in different parts of the
country gives thejlie to their assertion.
It is natural that the factories
should begin work again, without
reference to the tariff, for the over:
supply which the MoKixLeyi{policy
encouraged, consequently bringing
on the suspedsion, is nearly consumed,
and there must be a new supply which
the mills are now beginning to
States |
An Editorial Dirt Thrower.
The spiteful and malicious editor of
the New York Sun ought to be
thankful that such a person as LiL1-
UAKALANI, Queen of the Sandwich
Islands, was brought into existence.
Her case has afforded him immeasur-
able delight, and furnished him with a
subject on which hedaily devotes the
principal part of his editorial columns
to the abuse of the President in con-
nection with the Hawaiian difficulty.
He offensively associated her sable
personality with the chief magistrate
of the Republic, and he thinks he is
having rare sport in parading the
President in his columns as the friend
and supporter of a half civilized and
dissolute colored woman.
It is remembered what a gay time
the editor of the Sun had in abusing
Mr. CLEVELAND before his last nomi-
nation. He fairly reveled in the dirty
things, which his malicions ingenuity
invented, as abusive missiles to be hurl
ed at the distinguished Democratic
leader against whom he had a person:
al spite. Itis also remembered that
after the Demoeratic national con-
vention, with sweeping acclaim, had
nominated Mr. CLEVELAND, this disap-
pointed and discomfited editorial
maligner, like a kicked dog, sneaked
off with his tail between his legs and
was forced to support the Democratic
nominee in order to save the circula-
tion of his paper, and excited general
derision by pretending to do it out of
hostility to the Force Bill.
It is no wonder then that as a compen-
gation for the humiliation which his
malignant spirit had then to endure,
he eagerly embraces the first opportu.
nity to throw the dirt which he had
been accustomed to hurl at Mr. CLEVE.
LAND before his last election.
“TarMr Petitions,
The passage of a reform tariff bill
needs no other warrant than the im-
| mense majority for tariff reform at
: | the last Presidential election.
Representative Simpson could not |
is the all sufficient justification for a
reduction of the present duties. The
| preponderance of the popular voice
has declared them to be too high.
But in opposition to the verdict
rendered at the polls, parties interested
in the maintenance of monopolistic
advantage, are managing to get up
petitions asking Congress to go back
on the popular will. It is not hard to
understand how these petitions are
gotten up. The names npon them are
chiefly of those who had their chance
to express themselves on this subject
at the ballot box and were cutvoted.
Untortunately there may be some
other names that have been forced to
appear upon these petitions through
the co-ercive influence of employers.
Butthere are two sides to this game,
and it was gratifying to observe that
last week a monster petition, signed by
the members of twenty-four labor as-
gociations of Massachusetts, was
presented to Congress, asking for the
enactment of the WiLsox bill.
This comes from the right people
and expresses the right sentiment, for
no class are 80 much interested as are
the working people in the industrial
stability that always attends a moder-
ate tariff.
There can be no question, that
much of the business depression is
owing to the pernicious activity of
those who have howled calamity for a
political effect. The clamor they
have kept up bas resulted in making
times harder than they would other
wise have been. For a howl of thw
kind, persistently maintained, could
have no other effect than a disturbance
of the public mind by infusing a
panicky feeling which naturally pros-
trated business and retarded its recov-
ery. There would long ago have been
a healthy resumption if it had not
been for the howlers who have been
working the business depression for all
that could be made out of it politic:
——The action of the Clinton county
court last week in holding Justices of
the Peace for costs in cases sent to
court by them, which were ignored by
the grand jury, is a step in the right
direction. If all aldermen and justices
were made pay the costs in such in-
stances there would be fewer petty
Loved by Indian hunter
In the long ago,
Mystic music hearing
In thy water's flow.
Oft his campfire glimmered,
In the dusky night,
Thy clear depths reflecting
Back the ruddy light.
Health, and long-life drinking
From thy limpid stream,
Thou wast to him the fountain
Of the Spaniards dream.
When the crimson maples
Foretold winter soon,
And above the mountains
Hung the harvest moon ;.
Sought the Indian maiden
In thy depths to trace,
Though it be but faintly,
Her true lovers face.
‘Ah! well, they have vanished,
Many years ago,
And the white can’s coming
Laid the forests low :
Built his busy city
Built. his.iron road,
Chained the passing river
Bade it bear his load.
But still thy waters flow
Pure and sweet as then
To comfort and to cheer
The weary sons of men.
What Will Become of the Ineome Tax.
From the Doylestown Democrat.
The decision of the Committee of
‘Ways and Means, to prevent the bill
for an income tax separate from the
tariff bill will meet general, if not uni-
versal approval. It would have inter-
fered to a considerable extent with the
tariff bill, and might have made it some
enemies. A great measure like tariff
reform should not be handicapped by a
rider, which the income tax feature
would have been, but should be consid-
ed on its own merits. The same may be
said of the income tax bill; it, too,
should stand or fall on its merits, Itis
an important measuie ; introduces a
new method of taxation in time of peace
and therefore itsconsideration should not
be mixed up with any other portion of
our economic. system. We believe the
sense of our people is against it, and the
vote on it, when considered on its mer-
its, will be taken as a reflex of publie
opinion. There are other ways to raise
means to supply the deficiency in re-
venue than this obnoxious tax, which
should not be resorted to, except in case
of the direst necessity.
Ex-Governor Beaver’s Sound Views.
From the Johnstown Herald.
The Johnstown Herald: publishes the
following interview with ex-Governor
James A. Beaver, which itis alleged
was had with General Beaver recently
while in the north cf Cambria county :
“To be candid, I don’t believe this de-
pression in business is the result of Dem- |
ocratic policy. This wave of business
depression was coming, and it is only
the good fortune of the Republicans that
the Democrats got in power in time to
be caught by it. It is one of those per-
iodical depressions that regularly affect
the country. I don’t believe the Dem-
ocrats or their policy have anything todo
with it. It would have come anyhow,
and if Harrison had been elected it
might have been even worse.”
The Result of Travel In a Sinall State.
Prom the Williamsport Republican.
The two Lycoming county men who
went to Maryland a short time ago to
to look for work and who have been
arrested charged with murder because
a man was killed while they were
in Maryland, are certainly the victims
of a very unfortunate circamstance and
it is fortunate for them that they have
established good reputations here at
home where they are so well known.
The value of a good reputation at
home 1s always great, but we seldom
know its real value uctil peculiar cir-
cumstances turns suspicion in our di-
direction and we can use it to such
great advantage.
Good Material for a Wooden Wedding
From the Connellsville Courier.
Among the Congressmen arrested:
for absence from the floor of the House,
last week, without leave, was that bril-
liant duck from this district, Dan. B,
Heiner. Dan is of mighty little con-
sequence in his present position, but
when it comes to making up a queram
a blockhead is eounted just the same
as a statesman. Oo all other occasions
he is entirely out of his element in the
halls of Congress.
Should Fashions Obtain in Chatstianity
From the Altoona Tribune.
There are still some churches in this
country which forbid daweing no mat-
ter what the pretext, and some
church members who are old-fashion-
ed enough to remember and keep the
vows they made when they united
with the church.
It is Good Enough, but Not Original,
From the Bellefoate Daily News.
How’s this for the Magnet man?
“The most profane man in this section
is said to live in Boggs township. He
has been known to stand in a ten-acre
cases to add to the county's bill of field and swears so that even the corn
| was shacked,”
Spawlis from the Keystone,
—Pittsburg will have women barbers.
—One armed James Geary was cut to pieces
| under a train at Easton. |
The Pennsylvaia Railroad’s new repair
shops at Pottsville are finished.
—An, alleged spook invests Factoryville and
the men of the town all go srmed.
—Erakeman Harry Brown fell from his train
and was killed and frozen near Sunbury.
—Stab wounds received on Christmas day
rasulted fataily Monday to John Lee, Shamo-
—Mrs. George Hesson, an aged woman of
Littletown, Adams County, was found dead in
—Mining Expert John Dufty was run over
and killed at Girardville by a Lehigh Valley
—About §.60 worth of liquor and cigars were
stolen from J. N, Panlay’s saloon at Miners"
—The Bryan Mawr Building and Loan Asso-
eiation, capital $500,000, was Tuesday rechar-
—Berks County brushmakers cppose the in-
troduction of burhsmaking in the county:
—Coal gasovercome the family of Wilkiam
€ulton, Shamokin, and the wife may not re-
—A quarrel between rival contractors has
delayed the construction of Easton’s-big new
—Horses ran away and wrecked the hearse
at the funeral of Edward Simmons, a: Brad
dock lad. :
—Pittsbarg’s ex-Law and Order spy; Rober
McClure, was sent to jail for 60 days asa een:
—An estate worth over $500,000 was divided
by the will of Mrs. D. G. Yuengling, who died
at Pottsville.
—Two trolley cars filled with passengers Yok
a header in Pottsville and a dozen people were
badly bruised. ’
—William Watson, a negro, is in jail at Lan-
easter for feloniously assaulting a:.14year-eold
girl at Columbia.
—Domestic cares drove Mrs. Ellen .Vosher
insane, and she was found nude in the streets
n Lancaster.
—The Birdsboro School Beard has shut
down on the use of the school building fer
holding elections. :
—A syndicate of capitalists is being formed
for the purpose of erecting a large cold storage
plant at Pottsville.
—Constables raided a den of five thieves
near New Holland, York County, and recover-
ed considerable booty.
—It is announced that by February 1 ‘all the
ex-strikers will have been re-employed bythe
Lehigh Valley Railroad.
—Nineteen physicians were Tuesday ap-
pointed by the Poor Directors to attend: the
poor patients in Schuylkill ‘County.
—Mayor McKenna, of Pittsburg, now has in
his hands the ordinance providing for a loan of
$6,000,000 for public improvements.
—Eight-year-old Willie Eckjack stole. $25
from his mother and spent $3:80.of it
day riding in Pittsburg street car s.
—Six deaths from diphtheria have occurred,
in the family of Andrew Albert, of Delaware
Water Gap, in less than.dwo weeks.
~Paralyzed Frederick Dragorens was fouad
asleep in bed with the remains of his wife
who had died of grip, in Pittsburg.
—Discharged from a bakery in. Scranton,
where he had been employed, August. Elkhart
Monday put a bulletthrough his heart.
—Wagon loads of ‘stolen goods. were found
hidden in Moses Liagle’s barn at. Indiantown
Gap, near Lebanon. He is under arrest.
—The death of the s'x children of Andrew
Alberto, living at the Delaware Water: Gap,
threatens to unbalance the father's minds
—Ex-Banker Roekefellow,. of . Wilkesbarre,
will be released from jail on bail, pending the
decision of his case in the Supreme Court:
—Having deserted from Battery H., U: S. A.
stationed at Fort Schuyler, N.. Y., Timothy
McBride was Monday seized in Harrisburg.
—Mrs, A. D. DeSaulles, of Bethlehem, was
awakened Friday night by a thief: in her
room, but he fad withoutssecuring any. booty .
—Delegates.representimg 20,000. goal: miners
in Western Pennsylvania ,met Tuesday in
Pittsburg to form a more compact: organiza.
—Goverzer Pattison Monday, granted a re-
spite to Charles “alyards, seatenced to be
hanged at Carlisle on. Jaoaary 28, until
March 1.
—The will of Henry S. Eckert:divides $400,~
000 equally between four children and be-
queaths.$100,000 to Carrie Wertz, his hou se:
--1o quiet his. nervousness, HM. Gross, a
well-known resident of Newark, N. J., took an
overdose of laudanum while im Erie and
—As he attempted to drive across the rails
road track at Shenandoazh, Charles Smoyes’
wagon was shabtered by. atrain and he was
—Thirteen reasons fora respite in the ease
of Charles Salyards, sentenced to be hanged
on January: 23, were Saturday sent to Gover mor
Pattison. .
—Six children. in the vieinity ot Tremont
have died within a few: days of scarlet fever
and a quarantine will be established by the
Health Board.
—Colonel James. Young, the farmer king, of
Middletown, vas. Tuesday re-appointed a
member of the State Board of Agriculture by
Governor Pattizan,
—The Oak Hill colliery, at Pottsville. where
three miners. were recently drowped, was
Monday pumped, dry, and coal digging will be-
gin there next week.
—After having many incendiaay fires, citi®
zens of Berwick were excited to. discover Mil
ton Cook, a half-witted fellow, firing a stable,
He is now in jail
—The funeral Saturday of Henry 8S. Eckert,
the wealthies, man in Reading, wag largely at-
tended by bis former associates. in. the iron
and insurance business.
—Arxchibald Ayers, aged 40 years, was. Mon.
day sentenced at Tunkhannock to three years
and three months’ impzigonment, for an ai.
tempted assault upon little addie Burch.
—John W. Wetzel was Tuesday elected
president of the Merchants’ National Bank at
Carlisle, and is said 40, be one of the youngest
bank presidents in the State.
—One year's imprisonment and $100 fine is
the sentence imposed at Pittsburg upon August
Sommerfield, who whipped his 10-year-old son
till the lattex leaped from a third-glory window
to death,