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—-Be careful lest you do not fall into
the pit you dig for others.
— Are the Democrats to blame for the
probable failure of the Delaware peach
—The negro miners of Alabama have
quit work. This is certainly putting a
dark face on the situation.
—The good effects of the once opera-
tive WiLsox bill will knock the Repub-
lican calamity howl higher than GiL-
—Eastward the course of hobos takes
its way, but westward they will soar
again, when they hear the fate of Cox-
—The end of the tariff discussion may
be in sight bat the tariff cussin’ will
hang on as long as the iniquitous meas-
ures are enacted.
—If theincome tax would be unjust
to the wealthier is there not the same
ground for saying that the present sys-
tom of taxation is unjust to the poorer
—The re-incarnated BrowNE will
have an excellent opportunity of test-
ing the reliability of ‘his vision” if that
‘Washington Judge sends him to prison.
He can flop his wings and fly out.
—BRECKINRIDGE, the old reprobate,
is running around through Kentucky
comparing himself to DavID of uld, but
when the election comes off the people
will have compared him to DENNIS of
—St. Paul, Minn., has elected a
Democratic Mavor to succeed a Repub-
lican, who was elected last year by a
majority of 2,300. This is encouraging
news to Pennsylvanians, In fact it
makes us feel as though we will give
DAN a good shaking up this Fall.
— Mothers above all things teach your
children manners. The common cour-
tesies of life cost nothing and are jewels
of inestimable value when possessed
by children. A well mannered boy or
girl will meet with success often where
the surly impudent brother or sister has
—The Governor of North Carolina
can now say to the Governor of South
Carolina : Come up and take one with
me BEN. Prohibition has been declared
in force since TILLMAN’s State dis-
pensaries have been closed and the
people of South Carolina will drink
water for a while at least.
—The good people of DuBoise are
mad at the post-office authorities be-
cause they have ordered the name of
their town to be written hereafter with
a little b, as Duboise. The latter, the
offended citizens claim is not half pre
tentious enough for them. They want a
big B, but they will have to do without
it. The powers that be have willed
otherwise and they will have to let
—Let us_suppose that the govern-
ment bas fallen into the hands of such
men 4s Governors WAITE, of Colorado,
PENNOYER, of Oregon, and Com-
wonwealers KELLY, CoXEY and BRowN
then let us try to imagine what the re-
sult would be. Yet itis just such fel.
lows, at the head of the Populist party,
who are trying to get control of the
governmental machinery. Imagine if
you can what a deplorable condition ot
things would obtain with such rattle
brains in power.
—It took four hundred amendments
of more or less importance to buy the
support of forty-thrae Democratic Sena-
tors for the WrLsoN bill and still there
is no positive assurance that they will
help it through, even after such conces-
sions have been made to the traitors.
How men who are supposed to be in.
telligent enough to represent their
States in the higher branch of Congress
can afford to take no notice of the will
of the people we are at aloss to know.
Surely they cannot hope for a re-election.
—The Russian treaty was rushed
through the Senate on Wednesday with
a rapidity that seems almost dazzling to
the people who have been accostumed
to watching the tardy procedure of that
body. On matters of apparently no im-
portance the Senators try to make be-
lieve that they are anxious to get
through with the work before them, but
on the great and momentous tariff ques-
tion, upon which the very life of the
land depends, they show a laggard dis-
position that brands them the enemies
of industry. .
—1It is surprising to read of the rights
labor arrogates to itself at times. We
have every sympathy in the world for
oppressed labor, but when it becomes
impudent enough to demand inspec-
tion of a corporation’s books to ascertain
whether said corporation is making or
losing money and in the former event to
strike, wo have little care whether it
ever receives recognition at the hands of
capital or not. This was the demand
make by the PULLMAN employees of
Chicago, on Wednesday, and they have
the audacity to think that the company
must leave them have access to its
books so they can ascertain a matter
that is none of their business,
STATE RIGHTS AND FEDERAL UNION.
BELLEFONTE, PA., MAY 11. 1894.
The Game Will Turn.
The Republicans have been having
a high old time since the government
has been in the hands of the present
administration. Conditions have ex-
isted since then which by misrepre-
sentation could be construed to the
disadvantage of the party in power,
and which have been eagerly made
use of for their own advantage by
those recently turned out by the popu-
lar verdict. After having depleted the
Treasury, bankrupted the government,
deranged the finances and paralyzed
the industries, the Republicans handed
this ruin over to the Democrats, and
have coolly turned round to the people
and told them that the party to whom
this wreck had been turned over was
responsible for it. Their assumption
in this matter is the same as would be
that of the mismanagers of a corpora-
tion who, after having wrecked the
concern, should put the blame on the
Unfortunately there is a large class
of people who in looking at public af-
fairs can see only that which is im-
mediately presented to their eyes.
These people found the Democratic
party in power when the financial dif-
ficulty and business depression over-
took the country, and although that
party could not have done anything to
produce the condition of affairs, which
was evideatly the effect of a previously
operating cause, this unthinking and
easily misled class readily ascribed the
difficulty to the change that had oc-
curred in the administration of the
government. It hae been upon this
thoughtless element that the Republi
can leaders aud journals have operated
with the utmost license of misrepresen-
tation. It has had its effect, as has
been shown hy the result of recent
elections, but the expression of those
elections came from a fictitious and
ephemeral impression which will be
effaced by the return of business pros-
perity under Democratic measures.
The Republicans who have been
riotously trinmphaat in the ruin which
they themselves created, gaining a tem:
porary political advantaze out of the
wreck of business, have had their
innings, and now the game will turn.
The Democratic tariff will be passed:
The exhauns:ed markets and the gener
al needs of the country foretell a vigor-
ous resumption of business. The im-
proved situation will give the lie to
those who have charged the Democrats
with having caused the “calamity,”
and the light-headed contingent of
voters, who have recently been swell-
ing Republican majorities and whose
suffrage is determined by what they see
immediately in front of them, will be
voting with the party under whose
policy and management the country
will have recovered its prosperity.
This may not fully happen at the
next election. Obstruction tactics will
probably so delay the passage of the
tariff bill that business will not have
fully responded to healthful provisions,
and the country will not have had a
fair test of its quality, by the time the
next election shall occur ; but the ter-
mination of business uncertainty in
consequence of ite passage will have a
beneficial effect that will be felt at
once, and will exert an influence upon
public sentiment. The relief will be
great and immediate, nor will the peo-
ple overlook the fact that it was de-
layed by the desperate expedients of
the Republicans for a partisan purpose.
These circumstances, although the Dem-
ocratic tariff will not have had time to
fully vindicate itself, will materially in.
terfere. with the sweeping victory
which the Republicans expect to have
at the next election. But it will be
latter on, in the latter half ot Creve:
LAND’s administration, that the Demo-
crats will reap at the polls the matured
political fruit of tariff reform.
The Dark Lantern in Politics.
Forty years ago the elections in
most of the States and cities were
swept by an organization which made
its appearance in politics as quietly
aud stealthily ae a thief in the night,
Know-Nothingiem, deriving itsstrength
from oath-bound pledges, and its in-
spiration from religious bigotry and
| narrow political objects, carried every-
| thing before it, and for a brief period
i almost paralyzed the great national
Democratic party. The expiring Whig
organization was merged into thie
' dark-lantern movement and the Repub-
lican party was largely recruited from
its shattered ranks after it had gooe to
pieces under the blows of a triumphant
Nearly half a century has passed
since that dark political episode, and
now history is repeating itself in the
appearance of another dark-lantern in
the politica of the country. An organ.
ization, secret in its movements, oath.
bound in its obligations, proscriptive in
its designs, and moved by the spirit of
religious intolerance, aspires to play
the part of the infamous Noow-Noth-
ings of forty years ago. Ii is kaown as
the A. P. A., and following the exam-
ple of its odious predecessor, which al-
lied itself with the expiring Whig
party, this new Koow Nothingism is
found openly or secretly acting with
The unholy alliance will no doubt
meet with temporary success, which in
some sections will be of a sweeping char-
acter, the same as that which attended
the Know Nothing movement in 1854 ;
but it is a matter of history that it
took but a year for the American peo-
ple to arouse themselves against the
‘‘dark-lantern oligarchy’ which intro-
duced religions bigotry into politics
and attempted to rule the country by
an oath-bound conspiracy. Under
Democratic leadership Koow Noth-
ingism was stamped out in a year’s
time. The same fate awaits this new
treason to American liberty, and as
certain a defeat will overtake the A. P.
A. and its Republican allies.
The progress of Democratic policy
during the year in which the Demo-
crats have been in power had been so
obstructed and embarrassed by factious
and partisan opposition that it would
almost look as if very little advance
has been made ; but by the time the
present Congress will have adjourned
it will be found that the party will
have fulfilled most of its leading
A year and a half of Democratic ad.
ministration will show a reversal of the
McKINLEY system of tariff taxation
aud the adoption oi the principle that
in the regulation of the fiscal system
ferred to that of the class.
rency will be placed on a sound basis
by the repeal ot dangerous Republican
legislation. Sectional antagonism will
of election laws that were intended to
keep the ballot in the South under the
control of Federal force,. and the
Treasury in consequence of Democrat.
ic economy and retrenchmeat, will
have begun to recover from the de-
pletion to which Republican reckless-
ness and extravagance had subject
These will be found to be achieve-
ments of the Democratic party hefore
the CLEVELAND administration has
half expired, and they will be unim-
peachable proof that the party has
kept its faith with the people.
Dissatisfied With the Delay.
Businessmen in various parts of the
country are urgiog the Senate to pass
the bill without further delay and thus
end the uncertainty that is having
such an injurious effect upon general
business interests. They recoguize the
fact that a tarift bill will be passed.
and condemn the motives that would
keep it in suspense for a political ob-
ject. The business men of Boston
have expressed themselves to this ef-
fect, and from the other end of the
Union the Atlanta Chamber of com:
merce has made a similar demand on
From every part of the Union letters
are pouring in upon the obstructive
branch of Congress expressing the dis-
satisfaction that prevails in the busi-
ness community with the slow progress
in passing the tariff bill. The Repub-
lican Senators who are playing their
political game in this question are be-
ginning to see that they are more like-
ly to lose than to gain votes by it, and
they are the more impressed with this
fact when they find themselves con-
fronted by the condemnation of the
business interests of which they pre-
tend to be the champions. Bat it is to
be seen how long they will allow parti:
san motives to trifle with the country’s
—=Do you read the WATCHMAN,
the interest of the mass is to be pre-
The cur- |
be entirely allayed by the expunging
A Demand for Equal Rights,
The commander of the Commonweal
army was unable to make his intended
speech from the steps of the capitol, as
he was prevented from so doing by the
police, but he succeeded in distribu-
ting a printed address among the
crowd which, among other expressions,
contained the following :
“Up these steps the lobbyists of
trusts aud corporations have passed
uachallenged on their way to com:
mittee rooms, to which we, the repre-
seatatives of the toiling wealth produc-
ers, have been denied.” We stand here
to-day in behalf of millions of toilers,
whose prayers have been unresponded
to, and whose opportunities for honest
remunerative productive labor has
been taken from them by unjust legis-
lation, which protects idlers, specula-
tors and gamblers.”
While the Commonweal leader en-
deavored to adopt an irregular unlaw-
ful and dangerous way of bringing the
grievances, real or imaginary, of the
“toiling millions” to the attention of
Congress, thereby creating a disturb-
ance which it was necessary to sup-
press, there can be no question to the
truth of his assertion that the lobbyists
of trusts and corporations have passed
up the steps of the capitol unchalleng
ed on their way to committee rooms,
and he might have added that they
were invited to do so, and had their
demands attended to by tariff-making
and subsidy-granting Republican Con-
This has been the order of congres-
sional preference for years, aud now
when under such a system of favoritism
great business distress has been
brought upon the country and the toil-
ing millions are out of employment, is
it surprising that Coxey should think
that his mob has as good right to go
up those steps and bring a pressure to
bear upon Congress as had the priv-
ileged class who have thronged the
lobbies of the capitol and been the re-
cipients of congressional favors ?
Of course a mob inroad upon the
law making body caunot be tolerated,
but from Coxey’’s expression about the
“lobbyists of trusts and corporations’
passing up the capitol steps unchal-
lenged, it is not difficult to see where he
got the idea that his crowd of vagrants
should be given the same privilege.
It Might Be Better.
The Democratic tariff is inching its
‘way through the Senate, but it is now
quite reasonably sure of getting
through. It will, however, not be ex-
actly the sort of tariff the Democrats |
wanted. It will be found to have
made too many concessions to the pro-
tective policy. Nevertheless, it will
be an improvement on the MoKINLEY
measure inasmuch as there will be a
decided reduction of general duties and
somewhat of an enlargement of the free
The greatest disappointment will be
in the continuance of the duty on su-
gar. This most necessary article of
household consumption should be on
the free list. No sophistry that can
be advanced in support of the idea
that a tax ou sugar is necessary asa
revenue measure can justify the selec-
tion of one of the leading necessaries
as a subject of taxation, It antago-
nizes the Democratic conteation that
tariffs are objectionable because they
impose exactions upon the necessities
of the people. But it appears that the
sugar tax has to be continued in order
to prevent the bill from being defeated
by local interests. Itis hardly possible
that it is simply a concession to the
The free list, as it will appear in the
bill when passed, will not be as exten-
sive as the Democrats hoped it would
be. Free wool, of course, will bea
great gain, but the free list will not go
much beyond wool. Every earnest
and honest tariff reformer expected
that it would include in addition to
wool, coal, iron ore, lumber, salt, su-
gar, all chemicals and dye stuffs need-
ed for manufacturing purposes, and in
fact every form of raw material used in
manufactures. Such unbounded stim-
ulus to our industries will not be ac:
corded by the bill, but it will come in
time when amendments to the WiLsoN
bill will make still farther advances in
the direction of Free Trade. It should
not be forgotten how, after the low
Democratic tariff of 1846 had been in
operation a few years, its effects were
so satisfactory that there was scarcely
any opposition in the Congress of 1857
to making it still lower.
May a Similar Extremity Never Neces-
itate It Again,
From the Philadelphia Times.
The citizens’ Relief Committee has
decided to suspend its relief work at
the end of this week partly because
many of the unemployed who had to
be assisted during the winter are find-
ing employment and have become seli-
supporting, and partly because it does
not propose to remain permanently in
the field already occupied by well-es-
tablished relief organizations. The
committee while a permaneut one was
organized to furnish relief in times of
famine, epidemic, disease or disasters
by flood or fire. It still proposes to re-
tain this distinctive character, and
having done a necessary and timely
work in furnishing relief to the unem-
ployed during the past winter it will
now wind up its work and await future
pressing calls for relief in unexpected
Nothing New for Ben.
From the Easton Argus.
It is given out trom an authoritative
source that ex-President Harrison will
not be a candidate for renomination
for the presidency. The graceful step-
ping out, however, has a very strong
and a very short string tied to it. His
declination is subject to withdrawal if
the “exigency of the occasion” requires
it. It is the old and threadbare polit-
ical trick. Mr. Harrison would like
to have it appear that the office is
seeking him. His friend, General
New, hopes that this statement early
in the game will bring some of the ex-
president's friends .to him with
solicitations to be a candidate. These
will be interpreted as the will of the
party and the impression spread that the
party looks to Mr. Harrison for guid-
ance. There are very few tricks in
politics that Mr. Harrison does not
Pensioners Read This,
From the Centre Magnet.
Mrs. Richard Gibbs has returned
from her visit to Washington, D. C.,
which was a very pleasant trip and
was at least partly successful in accomn-
plishing her mission. She was very
much pleased with her treatment while
in that city. Oue thing she learned as
a fact, that is that the admiaistration
is not responsible for any injustice that
has been done to soldiers in the matter
of pensions. It is often accomplished
by the misrepresentation of enemies.
Testimony of this sort from one who is
80 earnest in her Republican faith as
Mrs. Gibbs is especially convincing.
There Are Some Democrats Alive.
From the Larned Kansas Eagle Optic.
Paul Sorg, the millionaire tobacco
manufacturer aod once a laboring
man of Butler county, Ohio, was, on
Tuesday, elected to congress to succeed
the late Congressman Houk, of Day-
ton. Sorg is a democrat and is the
| bosom friend of ex-Governor James E.
Campbell. His majority of 3,500
| votes in the district is almost as un-
| precedented as McKinley's 80,000 ma-
jority in the state last fall. Sorg’s
election is alsoa slap at Ben Harrison
as his opponent, Estes G. Rathbone,
was Harrison’s fourth assistant post-
They Will Habitate in Different Climes.
From the New York Sun.
Col. Breckinridge sounded at Lex-
ington the keynote of his campaign for
renomination to Congress. He is run-
ning on the penitent-sinner issue.
There is as much humbug and hypoc-
risy in this plea for votes as there has
been in Breckinridge's past life. It
is not as a penitent sinner that this
man stands before his constituents,
but as a detected sinner. There is a
great difterence between the two kinds
Fanaticism Running Wild.
From the York Gazette.
Carl Browne has indignantly refused
to permit any ministers to come into
Coxey’s camp and advance any hereti-
cal ideas to the men to whom he has
been preaching the doctrine of his re-
incarnation. Browne saved them
a job and now he saves them from the
gospel. The Washington people
might as well understand right now
that if they want to bring any reform-
influences to bear on Coxey’s tramps
they will have to do it over Marshal
Browne's dead body.
Ah, ha! Here is the I'ruth for You.
From the Columbia Independent.
Tramps were never so numerous in
these parts as they are now. Most of
them are clean looking “walkers.”
They are looking for their share of the
“protection” to the workingman that
McKinleyism promised them. When
the Wilson bill is passed they will find
the work they seek and the prosperity
that should be theirs.
Women Can't Fish so the Men Turn the
Spiritual Work Over to Them.
Fromshe Mifflinburg Times.
Que of the strange affairs in this life
is, that men fish from early morn un-
til late at night sod rarely ever be-
come real tired, when they cannot en-
dure a thirty-five minutes sermon or
find time to attend the prayer meet:
Spawls from the Keystone,
—With poison, Miss Lucinda Dull, of
Pittsburg, ended her life,
—The Packer mine fire, at Girardville,
has not yet been extinguished.
—Berks Couuty farmers say the hot
sunshine kills the clover worms.
—A canal boat loaded with coal broke
squarely in halves at Phoenixville.
—Speak-easies at the Schuylkill region
coal mines are being suppressed.
—Burglars stole $200 cash from Frank
Farne’s residence, at Minersville,
—Democratic editors of Missouri will
hold a conference ot Warren June 7.
—Large quantities of West, Virginia coal
are now shipped into Pennsylvania.
—The war on slot machines has reached
Shamokin, where 10 have been shut up.
—Twenty-two Philadelphia and Read-
ing canal boats are loading at Port Clin-
—Lightening shocked William Wren, of
Shamokin, into unconsciousness for two
—A Philadelphia surgeon went to Potts-
ville and removed six ribs from J. Setzer’s
— A count of the school children shows
that Pittsburg’s population is not in-
—Hail on Sunday smashed 5000 window-
panes in Mudison Bros.’ greenhouse at
—There are 33) cases to be tried at the
term of Schuykill County Court, which
—A fall of coalin a colliery near Pitts-
ton crushed to death John McQuinn and
hurt his helper,
—A ten pound chunk of iron hurled by a
bursting machine in a Reading mill kill.
ed Christian Gemmrig.
—Two railroad cars at Palo Alto squeez.
ed to death John Fleeschut, a Philadel.
phia and Reading employe.
—An explosion of gas in a Pottsville
colliery dangerously burned Thomas
Shearston and George 1les.
—Walls of a building being demolished
at Pittsburg collapsed, injuring Antonio
Forbo and Michael Spozetto.
—By the bursting of ammonia pipes mn -
a Pottsville cold storage house, Thomas
Ba!dwin was fatally burned.
—By a premature explosion in a col-
liery near Hazleton, Martin Sisimo was
killed and John Wargo injured.
—Wilkesbarre police cleverly recaptur.
ed Angelo Matz, who had escaped before
being sentenced to the Penitentiary.
—About 300 imployes of the Philadel.
pha Natural Gas Campany at Freeport
struck Monday on a reduction of wages.
—James O'brien, an aged Reading citi-
zen, tumbled from a freight car near
Spring City, but was not seriously hurt.
—Arrest of Counterfeiter Munchausen
at Fremont, O., has uncovered a gang that
manufactures coin on a Lake Erie island.
—The two collieries, near Pottsville, of
the Beaumont Coal company were sold at
Sheriff’s sale to Austin Moore for #§100
—At present there are but 31 prisoners
in the Northampton county jail, the
smallest number at any time during the
past six years.
—J. C. Wilburne, who last February
killed John Johnson near Wilkesbarre,
has been sent to the penitentiary for
—A verdict of not guilty was rendered
Saturday night in the trial at Towanda
of M. 8. Phinney, charged with the mur.
der of Richard Fitzgerald.
—At the risk of his own life, Thomas C.
Barton jumped in front of a rushing ex-
press near Easton end dragged from the
track two frightened women.
—Edward 8. Noll, of Lebanon, has
brought suit against the Lebanon Manu.
facturing Company for §3,000 damages for
injuries received while working there.
—A suit has been begun to make the
Pennsylvania Telephone Company pay
for a $20,000 fire at Allentown last year,
which was caused by an electric wire.
—At the Sheriff's sale of the Hazleton
Plain-Speaker, at Wilkesbarre, the pur-
chaser was Attorney James L. Morris, of
Wilkesbarre, and the consideration $4,000.
—The Renovo News says that E. R. Her-
bert and W. P. Darrah, of that piace while
out fishing on Baker's run caught 480
trout, measuring onan average ten inches
and weighing twenty-four pounds.
—Two months ago William H. Speicher,
71 years old, employed Miss Sallie M. Um -
benhour, 28 years old, to keep house for
him at his farm near Reading, and on Sat-
urday night they were married. He was
kind to his help.
—The business done in the money-order
department of the Pittsburg Post Office
during April shows that domestic orders
amounting to $27,73) were issued and re.
mittances from other oflices aggregated
—Cyrus 8S. Gray, who has been in the
Allegheny county Register’s office for
twenty one years and who for seventeen
years has been acting Clerk of the Or.
phans’ Court, has resigned to take the
place of trust officer for the Pittsburg
Fidelity Title and Trust Company,
—The Wilkesbarre Record says; “One of
the West Side coal producers is the Forty
Fort Coal Company. It operates two col.
lieries, has 1,100 acres of land under per-
petual lease and is sinking additional
shafts at both collieries in order to oper-
ate the Ross and Red Ash veins. They
have spent abeut $200,000 on these im.
provements and employ 500 people.”
—The Montgomery Mutual Life Insur-
ance Company has refused to pay the
amount of the policy—#5,000—which Har.
ry Wilson had on his hotel in Hatboro, re-
cently destroyed by fire, tells the Norris.
town Register. In 1867 one of the previous
owners of the property had additional
insurance placed in the Warminister
Company, of Bucks county, it is claimed»
without notifying the Montgomery Com-
pany. Although every assessment has
been paid regularly for the past twenty-
seven years, the Montgomery bases its
refusal upona rule which requires the
company to be notified of any additional
insurance, which amount shall be stanp-
ed on the face of the poli cy.