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A Sli LSAT Xi .
BY P. GRAY MEEK
—Monday’s snow ran the Spring
poet into his hole.
—If you have a good temper, hold it
fast. There is nothing so hard to get
and retain in this work a-day world.
—Unless business picks up and the
average papa finds his investments a lit-
tle more profitable, the vestment of the
summer girl will undoubtedly be a
shade of blue.
—The ground hog took his revenge
on the fellows who discredited his sway
over the elements. Revenge is just as
sweet ina hole in the ground as it is
any where else.
—The fight for the Rapublican nomi-
nation in this, the 49:h, judizial District
promises to be a Lov ly affair. And
there is a big move on foot to make
Furst second in the race.
—The Supreme Court has decided
that lager beer is not a spirituous liquor
and we will now have to look ups new
word to displace drunk, as describing
the fellow who has taken on too much
—The people of South Carolina
will be glad to rid themselves of the
whiskey espionage business, just as soon
as they can. And Governor TILLMAN
will more than likely go when the next
house cleaning time comes around.
—Old Prob’s printer must surely
have made a mistake in getting out this
season’s calendar for him. Nothing
will induce us to believe that he did not
run the April page in ahead of March
and in that way got the weather for the
two mixed up.
—The government should discon-
tinue the practice of supplying Con-
gressmen with seeds for distribution
amovg their constituents. Itis expen-
sive and its object is perverted, for
the seeds are nearly always used for
—The Coxky army was snowed up
at Uniontown, on Wednesday, and the
“hobos” threatened to strike. Secretary
MorTON and his weather bureau
men will doubtless have to seek police
protection if the ¢Commonwealers”
ever get to Washington.
— Washington wants cheap gas. If
guch is the case they should have at-
tached a receiver to HILL when he
made his speech on Monday. That was
‘cheap enough for everyone, except DA-
vib B. himself, as it will cost him every
mite of esteem the public ever entertain-
ed for him.
— Philadelphians arose in righteous
indignation because the councils of that
city were supposed to be attempting to
dispose of the public gas plant to private
parties. Taere was no need of kicking.
So long as Philad»lphia maintains her
present council she will have all the
cheap gas she needs, even if the orig-
inal plant issold to speculators.
—JoaN WANAMAKER is exciting
the curiosity of Qiak:r city residents
by enormous rezl estate purchases. They
can’t imagine where he gets ali his
money, unless he has sold his big store,
as a late rumor has it. JOHN knows
where to get all the money he needs.
He kas proven this fact already. The
old Keystone bank officials can bear
testimony to this statement.
—The Democratic platform of 1892
was mostly built of one prominent
plank —“Tariff Reform.” —In the cam-
paign that was made on that platform
Davip HiLw, the U. S. Senator from
New York, was induced to make a
number of speeches. Ia nearly every
one of them he found occasion to say,
“I am a Democrat!” On Monday this
same Davip HILL, in debate on the
‘WiLson bill in the Senate, opposed its
most Damceratic features and tried to
enlist opposition to it. The WiLsoN
bill is the embodiment of that platform
of '92. Is Davip B, HiLL a Demo-
—-It is generally conceded what when
a District comes to elect a president
Judge the contest should notin any
way be affected by politics. ‘The
judicary should be beyond reproach’
and must, therefore, be free from political
intrigue. In this District such has not
been the case, however, for the Repub-
licans have, and intend to fight the
question out on perty lines, and of
course the Democrats intend meeting
them with a strong party front. The
Qentre Democrat surprised everyone,
yesterday morning, by coming out with
a double column portrait and a triple
column sketch of Joun G. Love, who
has announced as a candidate for the
“Republican” nomination for Judge.
Whether the Democrat is determined to
become a moral reformer and carry the
question above polivics and support
Mr. Love, on his merits (?) or whether
it has become a Republican paper al-
together, hasbeen a question in the
minds of many who wonder at its
boosting Republican candidates. If it
waits a little while there will be a
Democratic candidate whom it can sup-
port, if it cares to.
STATE RIGHTS AND FEDERAL UNION.
BELLEFONTE, PA., APRIL 13, 1894.
No Attention Should Be Given Them ,
It strikes us that Senator McPrER-
80N, of New Jersey, is giving more at-
teation te the high tariff supporters in
that State than there is any occasion
for. An association alleged to be com-
posed of workingmen, whose wages are
represented as being involved in the
questions, are urging him to oppose
the Democratic tariff bill in the inter-
ests of labor, as they put it. The
Senator wastes time in replying to
them, or it a reply is necessary, it
should be to the eftect that the Demo-
cratic object is to secure a general
benefit by its tariff legislation, and has
no concern for special interests.
It has been the custom of a Republi
can Congress to listen to the demands
of those who look to tariffs for the
boosting of their business, at the ex-
pense of the great mass, that are not
benefited by protection ; but it is cer-
tainly out of vlace to ask for such pre-
ferences from D2mocratic Representat:-
ves who havebeen instructed to legislate
for the many and not for the few.
Itis doubtful if the alleged wage-
earners, who are pestering Senator
McPaErson on this subject, represent-
ing that McKINLEY tariff taxation is
necessary for the maintenance of their
wages, properly present the in-
dustrial situation in their State.
Wages evidently have not been main-
tained in New Jersey under the
MoKiviey tariff. Hardly had the
measure been passed until the Tren-
ton pottery manufacturers reduced
the wages of their workmen, caus-
ing a strike, although the tariff
duty was greatly increased in their
favor. Itwas a conspicuous illustra-
tion of the greed of those who are es-
pecially getting the McKiNLey bene-
fits, The sime disposition to reduce
wages was shown in other Jersey in-
dustries, favored with increased daties
by that bill. This hardly substan-
tiates the claim of New Jersey work-
men that they must have a hizh tariff
for their wage interests.
But whether it does or does not, it is
not the business of the Democratic
party to keep up the wages of special-
ly favored industries. This is done
only at the expense of others, and the
industrial avocations that do not come
under the head of protected industries,
and derive no benefit from tariff duties,
are far more numerous than those
that do. The latter have been spoiled
by favors granted at the expense ot the
majority of working people to whom
high tariffs are not a protection, but an
oppression. Toose who have thas
been favored have been taught to re-
gard this as a right, and have become
domineering and insolent in their de-
mands that the tariff shall be let alone
whenever an attempt is made to cor-
rect its abuses. :
The Democratic party is convinced
that the Republican tariff laws are in-
jurious in their general effects. It bas
no other duty in the case than to act
upon that conviction and change those
laws by reducing their excesses. It
is pledged to do this. The peo-
when they put it in power,
commanded it to carry out its pledge ;
and as under such circumstances it is
a piece of intrusive impudence for the
beneficiaries of those laws to put in
their protest against tariff reform, no
attention should be paid them. Such
should have been the tenor of Senator
McPrER SON'S answer to the New Jer-
sey McKiNLEYITES who have asked him
to opoose the WiLsoN tariff bill, if he
thought 1t necessary to answer them
——There is always a vast differ-
ence between figuree and mere talk, so
we take thisopportunity to remind the
old soldiers of the following: During
sixteen years supremacy in Congress
the Democratic party has voted $1,000,-
000,000 for pensions as against $670,
000,000 voted by the Republican party,
for the same purposes, during its
eighteen years domination in Congress.
As all appropriation bills must origi-
nate in the lower house of Congress it
will easily be seen which party is the
better friend of the veterans.
——1It seems really too bad that the
Love faction of the Republican party
has been able to buy up all the papers
in this county that have no particular
party affiliation, Judge Furst is sup-
posed to be hustling for renomination,
but the Magnet and several of the
Philipsburg papers are throwing mud
for all they are worth.
The lawless disorder so alarmingly
on the increase in this country is
manifesting itselt in various forms.
That this is the fact is evidenced by
news in the daily papers which, in the
issue of a single day, within the past
two weeks, announced a bloody out-
break against executive authority in
South Carolina, a murderous demon-
stration of strikers in the Pennsylva-
nia coke regions, an election riot in
Kansas City, which resulted in the
killing and wounding of a number of
participants, and a fight at a ward
election in Chicago in which blood
was spilled and an extensive riot was
with difficulty prevented.
This was a bad day’s showing of the
lawless spirit that seems to be} ram-
pant in the land. These occurrences
can be traced to influences which con-
spire to bring about such a deplorable
condition of affairs.
The disorder in South Carolina is
the result of the attempt of an indis-
creet Governor to enforce foolish legis-
lation by arbitrary means. A more
orderly disposition on the part of the
people would have awaited the repeal
of the obnoxious laws, a remedy that is
always within reach of the people
through the ballot-box, and itis the
only remedy that can be applied to
such wrongs without resorting to dis-
orderly procedure. Itshowsa demor-
alized condition of ‘public sentiment
when there 18 forcible resistance to bad
administration which may be correct-
ed by the constitutional means atford-
ed by the ballot.
The riotous proceedings in the coke
regions are to he attributed to the pres.
euce of an ignorant and debased tor-
eign laboring element, which the pro-
prietors of thosz works have introduc-
ed for the advantage derived from the
cheaper labor which such a class
of workmen are intended to furnish.
This element is a constant source of
disturbance, and the lawlessness
springing from it is chargeable to an
luterest which although it has been
favored by tariff protection, seeks to |
enlarge its profis by employing a
brutalized class of cheap toreizn labor-
The bloody election riot in Kansas
City was the result of the interference
of a prescriptive secret order that is
bringing religion into politics.
scenes must be expected whea the new
form of Know Nothingism, designated
by the initials A. P. A., assumes to
prescribe citizzas on acconnt of their
religion. Tue disturbance at the
Caicago election was the natural re-
sult of the prevalence of the worst in-
fluences in the government ot our
With all these agencies tending in
the direction of lawlessness there is
little reason to be surprised at the dis-
orderly demonstrationsin all parts of
An Injury to Public Morals.
Major Burr<rwortH, the leading
counsel for the detencein the PoLLARD-
BRECKENRIDGE case,scarcely exaggera-
ted when he remarked 10 an interviewer
that the suit, morally considered, “has
been the most unfortunate thing that
has happened in this country.”
There is, indeed, no calculating the
moral injury it has done. No esti-
mate can be made of the extent to
which it has poisoned the public, mind,
particularly the young and susceptible
by familiarizing them with the im-
morality evolved from the impure
details of the trial, which a too eager
press has carried into every house-
Society has been made to sustain
this injury in order that an impure
woman might have her revenge on an
impure man, The law entitled her
to this right by giving her access to
the courts, but she has exercised it to
the detriment of public. morals. In
according so vicious a plaintiff the
right to invoke the law against a de-
fendant no more vicious than herself,
the public mind unfortunately must be
polluted by the foul developments of
such a case. In view of the mutual
impurity which both of these parties
are guilty of, Justice might well hesi-
tate as to how it should apportion the
punishmeant, but there can be no ques-
tion as to the pollution which the moral
sense of the community has sustained
in consequence of this trial.
Charges can be brought against Con-
gress for much that ie discreditable,
but of all faults absenteeism is most to
its discredit. It not only shows a
culpable indifference to public duty,
but it results in substantial injury to
the highest public interests.
Daring the present session the busi-
ness of the House has been suspended
for days in succession for the reason
that the absence of members had re:
duced the attendance to less than the
number required for business. This
was the cause of the delay in passing
the Seigniorage bill, and it blocked the
action of the House in determining re-
cent contested election cases. In one
instance the vote developed the fact
that there were fifty Democratic absen-
tees, although it was an occasion
when a matter of importance to the
Democratic cause was before the
House. Instead of being on hand to
attend to the duty which their constit-
ueats had assigned to them, most of
these derelicts could have been found in
the District court listening to the dirty
details of the PoLLARD-BRECKENRIDGE
The people have been very patient
—entirely too patient—with this form
of congressional dereliction. They
have not taken a sufficiently distinct
view of the harm it is doing to public
interests and of the gradual, but sure
prostration of the legislative function
of Congress that must attend such io-
difference to duty onthe part of its
members. Coostitueats have accus-
tomed themselves, without remon-
strance, to having their Representa-
tives absent from their official posts, in
pursuit of their private business or
personal pleasure, the result being that
such absentees think that they are
doing an entirely permissible thing,
although they are drawing high sal-
aries for the supposed performance of
duties which they habitually neglect.
Representatives who are thus at fault
naturally regard it as something with
which their constituencies are not con-
cerning themselves, as no disapproba-
tion has been seriously expressed.
Itis time that something emphatic
this congressional abuse.
should be a demand, entorced by a
Nota Democratic House Dog.
From the Philadelphia Record.
Senator Hill's bark is worse than his
bite. He sneers at the Hawaiian policy
of the Administration, finds fault with
the delay in calling Congress together,
and makes much of every blemish or de-
fault he - can discover in executive
procedure ; but he does not oppose
the tanff with virulence in any
detail of the bill under considera-
tion except the income tax. He issharp
enough to see that this is the weak spot
in the Wilson bill. The amendment
proposed by the Senate Finance Com-
mittee, if adopted, would make the
revenue to be derived from an income
tax excessive and unnecessary ; and Mr.
Hill does not in the least impair his
standing in party nor the breadth of his
statesmanship by his denunciation of
this odious form of taxation.
It is obvious that while Senator Hill
is willing to embarrass the action of the
Senate in formulating a revenue meas-
ure, he is not prepared to go to the ex-
tent of preventing Tariff Reform. He
admits the vital necessity of redeeming
the pledge of the party, and, to quote
his own words, that *‘the failure of tar-
iff revision at this time meuns the de-
feat, the demoralization, if not the divis-
ion and annibilation, of our party.”
Holding such views, Senator Hill is
not likely to make himselt responsible
for the consequences of failure.
Vicissitudes for Commonwealers.
From the Doylestown Democrat.
The suggestions of the Democrat,
that Coxey’s army of vagabonds might
cause trouble, and that preparations
should be made to receive them, is being
taken. The police authorities at Wash-
ington on the arrival of the Common-
‘wenlers will be ready to enforce the
stringent vagrant laws of the District,
and, if necessary, the militia will be
called upon to assist the police. The
precautions taken are very ‘wise. The
vanguard of these unwelcome visitors
reached the National cupital on Satur-
day, some 40 strong, coming from
Texas. They were immediately ar-
rested and placed in the lock-up, and
will be brought before the Police Court.
It is said they will have friends to de-
fend them, and even a member of Con-
gress will champion their cause. All
veterans are to be armed, and will be
called out if there is necessity for it.
Cozxey’s mob will not beallowed to have
free run of Washington. The contingent
coming from California has been halted
at Ogden, Utah, by the Governor, and
will be sent back unless the railroad will
agree to take them East out of the Ter
ritory. What's to be done in the mat-
ter has not been determined. The An-
- archistic features of the Coxey move
be heard from the people in regard to |
popular determination that cannot be |
misunderstood and will not be disobey-
‘el, that the pay of a Congressman
shail be regulated by the time he shall
| be present at his post of duty. The
| offense of congressional absenteeism
| can be prevented only by docking the
delinquent for his absence .
Where the Blame Will Be Pat.
Republican obstruction of tariff
i legislation is having its natural effect,
as shown by the result of elections all
over the country. The people are dis-
satisfied with congressional delay, for
which the majority in Congress is held
responsible. The Democrats are being
beaten at all points, and itis the pur-
pose of the enemies of tariff reform
to prolong this popular dissatisfaction,
and have it continue as near ‘up to the
time of the next congressional elections
as delay in passing the WiLsoN tariff
bill can bring it. :
A Democratic contemporary indal
ges the delusive belief that their per-
sistent obstruction of the tariff bill will
react against the Republicans; that
the people will rise up in indigoation
against those who thus protract the
business prostration for a partisan
purpose. But this expectation is not
likely to materialize. A very large
class of people can easily be persuaded
that the party in power is responsible
for every defeat in the industrial situa-
tion. Popular condemnation will be
rather against those who, having a
majority in Congress, allow the ob-
struction of a measure which they
promised to enact, but which is be-
ing trifled with and obstracted by op-
ponents who are in the minority. The
blame for delayed tariff legislation,
and for the business injury it is doing,
is more likely to fall on those who
have the power to pass the tariff bill
promptly, but procrastinate in the per-
formance of their duty. They are the
ones who will have to bear the prindi-
pal weight of popular condemnation.
The obstructionists are well assured of
this, and are shaping their course to
that end, but every true Democrat in
the midst of his discouragement still
hopes that their scheme may be foil
ment should not be lost sight of. They
are the most dangerous.
The Law Must Prevail.
From the Pittsburg Dispatch.
The renewed efforts of the strikers .in
| the coke regions to raid coke works,
| yesterday, indicates the necessity of stern
| and sharp measures to teaca the rioters
that the law is supreme in this country.
The reports indicate that the rioters not
only attacked private property, and vio-
lated personal liberty by forcing men to
join them who wished to work, but de-
fied tho authority of the sheriff to dis
perse them, and prevented his deputies
from making arrests.
Since the strikers seem unable to learn
from the lesson of last week they should
bave it repeated sharply and promptly.
Life is not worth living in this country
if individual liberty, industry and prop-
erty are left at the mercy of ignorant,
lawless and alien mobs. If the sheriffs’
forces in Allegheny and Westmoreland
counties are strong enough to adminis-
ter to the rioters the lesson they need it
is well that it should be administered
quickly and decisively. If the officers
of the peace have not the necessary
force the military power of the State
should be called out. No other con-
sideration can interfere with the funda-
mental one of maintaining peace and
It is in the interest of all classes that |.
the authorities should make clear and |
impressive demonstration that this
country is to bs governed by law and |
not by ignorant and murderous mobs.
That is the Way They Do Such Things.
From the York Gazette. i
The late election in Rhode Island
brings to light a most outrageous. in-
stance of gerrymandering, a practice
which the Republican press delights in
charging to the Democrats.
Tete Republican vote in that State
was only 2,000 more than half the total
vote, which was 54,000 ; yet in the new
legislature there will be 102 Republi-
cans and 8 Democrats, So grosss a dis-
regard of the rights of the minority is
seldom seen. However, New Kngland
is noted for its rotten boroughs and does
not seem disturbed or embarrassed by
the fact when claiming to be the most
enlightened and advanced portion of the
Here, You Fellows Whe Think Grover
Made a Mistake.
From the Clearfield Republican.
The Right Man.—Bellefonte’s new
postmaster iz David F. Fortney, KEsq.
If party service entitles a man to pro-
motion, “Dave’* has earned the office
——If you want printing of any de.
scripton the WATCHMAN office is the
Spawls from the Keystone,
—I1t cost $79,685.20 to run Schuylkill
county last month. ;
—An oratorio society with 60 voices has
been organized in Pottsville. .
—Farm hands were never so plentiful
in Berks county as this spring.
—The Kirmess for the benefit of charity
in Williamsport netted over 1400.
—Lockjaw from a cut on the knee is
killing Louis Herbst, at Hughesville.
voted in favor of a new Court House.
—Congressman Beltzhoover, of Carlisle,
is much better and may go to Florida.
—The Pottsville Young Men’s Christian
Association will invest $3,000 ina gymna-
—Lee’'s surrender was celebrated at Potts-
ville Monday cvening by Union’ Veteran
—John Andres, of Tamaqua, eaught
trout out of season and is in jail asthe
—A Pennsylvania Railroad train Sun.
day ran down Frank J. Gallagher, of
—The law requiring semi-monthly pay
to various classes of employes is to be
tested in the Courts.
—For catching squirrel near Monocacy,
Warren E. Koch was fined $9.20 by a Berks
Justire of the Peace.
—Pennsylvania “Sixteeners,” graduates
of Soldiers’ Orphans’ Schools, will ban.
quet at Pittsburg on May 7.
—D. Franks, a Fredericksburg tamner,
has mysteriously disappeared with con-
siderable money in his pockets.
—Bakers in many State towns have re-
duced the price of bread 20 per cent. but
the size of the loaf is not given.
--Scranton hotel men have organized to
oppose, and if necessary, boycott, brewers
who sell to speak-easy proprietors.
—Judge Livingston has put his foot
down upon the indiscriminate transfer.
ring of liguor licenses in Lancaster.
—Attempting to mount a running train
at Gordonville, Lancaster county, Elmer
Kilenberger was dangerously injured.
—Relatives identified and took charge
of the body of Frank McGill, who blew
out the ges and died in a Pottsville: ho-
—W. A. Lewis, a Philadelphia com-
mercial traveler, is dying of a dose of
carbolic acid, which he took in a hotel at
—Edward’Swope, of Warminster, Berks
county, was knocked againsta eiroular
saw and narrowly escaped having: his
head cut off. ?
—Secretary Benjamin Lee, of the State:
Board of Health, Sunday condemned the
Ohlinger dam as a source of water supply
—Misses Kate Hawkins and Lillie Sny-
der were sent to the Pittsburg work-
house for 30 days for flirting with men in
the post offiee.
—Shenandoah and Pottsville police
want William Keegan, who was captur-
ed at Reading and 18 charged with
—It is suspected that the man. recently
arrested in Reading with $500 worth: of sure
gical instruments in a satchel stole.them
in Williamsport. :
—Divers Sunday tried to find the body
of the long-lost Isaac Houseknecht, who
was murdered at Muncy, but the river
did not give np the dead.
— While boarding a freight train. at
Fast Liberty, Edward Cooke, Philadel.
phia, was eaught and badly squeezed bya
passing passenger train,
—School Tax Collector W. V. Sehwoyer,
of Richmond town-hip, Berks county dis-
appeared leaving a note saying he coultin’t
get back $200 he had loaned.
—A veraecious farmer is authority for
the statement that the plows were frozen
fast in the farrows in Hayeock township
during the present cold snap.
—An ex:newspaper man and lawyer,
Frank I. Murphy, of Reading, has been
bound ever to the Federal Court:for tive
forgery of a postal money order for $30.
—The name of St. Stephen’s Church, at
Pottstown, was Sunday changed to St.
Paul's, and Rev. A. M. Mishlerpreached
the first sermon to the mew congregation,
- Reading School Commissioners are
wrestling with the question whether A.
J. Frezeman, an unnataralizediforeigner,
was. properly elected’ one of their num-
—A guartet of youthful burglars, Simon
Roessler, George Phitlippi, Eenry Kellar
and Ulysses Buccini;. have been: arvested
in: Reading charged with numerous re-
—Daniel Shepp, of Tamagua, a: wealthy
ooal land owner, has been:announeed as a
Democratic candidate for Congress
against Reilly, who.is likely to be re.
—Coal and iren police are en the trail
of Mahanoy Plane robbers, who aban-
doned a sat hel containg-$99 in postage:
stamps, and who are supposed to have.
looted many eountry post offices.
—A ‘“‘transproduncer” hasbeen invented
by James A. Boyd, of Reading, who claims
that it will extract sulphur and phos-
phorus from pig iron to be eonverted into
steel more cheaply than any other pro-
—Scramton’s lage curtain manufactory
‘is running full time for the first time ina
year, and the eight-hour schedule goes
into effect Monday at the Deleware,
Lackawanna and Western car shops,
where the winter rule has been six.
—The low prices to which eggs have
dropped remind farmers in the Sehuylkill
valley of the times before the war, says
Allentown Leader. In somae sections of
Berks county hucksters are offering eggs
at eight eents a dozen. This, it is be.
lieved, is the lowest price they have at.
tained for nearly thirty-five years.
—A number of members of St. Stephen’s
Reformed church, at Pottstown, which
has been before the people for years Ow.
ing to internal dissensions, have organ.
ized St. Paul's Reformed church, to be
under the jurisdiction of the Philadelphia
German Classis. They have secured the
use of St. Stephen’s church from the own-
er, and will hold their first service Sun.
day. A call may be extended to Rev, M.
place to have it done.
H. Mishler, of Boyerstown,
—Luzerne County's Grand Jury has