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BY RP. GRAY MEEK.
—The vulgar English sports who laid
wagers on the possible sex of Princess |
May's offspring were certainly doing
business on questionable grounds.
— MATTHEW STANLEY QUAY stand
up. Did you speculate in sugar ?—You
did—Well, you are no worse than
some of those Democrats.
—This thing of listening to Republi-
can Senatorial gas on the items of the
‘WiLsox bill is getting too tiresome to
be tolerated much longer. The Demo-
crate havea majority in the Senate.
‘Why not use it ?
—Possibly the only difference be-
tween the Senators who speculated in
sugar trust certificates and those who
are berating them for itis this. The
one class made money, the others are
mad because they were’nt in it.
—Dave Hiv is fighting for free coal
now. He demands that the party re-
deem its pledges and put coal on the
free list. It seems strange that Mr.
HrvrL has never thought of the sacred-
ness of pledges until this late date.
—The Philadelphians who were hold-
ing up their hands in holy horror at the
unearthed rottenness of the New York
police are beginning to smell something
bad near home. “People who live in
glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.”
—RicHARD CROKER, the ex-Tam-
many leader, thought a foreign trip
would do bim good this season. The
investigation of the Luxow committee
still goes on and RicHARD HARDING
Davis has another character for his
story “The Exiles.”
—The miners relief committee in the
Philipsburg region was the recipient of
two boxes of chewing tobacco from
southern manufacturers during the re-
cent strike. The miners were quite
pleased with the present, but we failed
to see what nature of relief tobacco
would give, unless it would afford some-
thing to chew about when all their
troubles had been settled.
—1It is gratifying to learn that the
Pension Department will be able to re-
turn about $25,000,000 to the treasury
on the first of July as the unneeded
balance from the appropriation of $165,
000,000 to conduct that bureau during
the year. This is evidence of Democrat-
ic economy. Now let all the un-
worthies be stricken from the rolls ‘and
honest claimants be put on.
—ERrAsTUs WIMAN, who at one time
was the feted of millionaires, is fallen.
He is in prison in New York for forgery
and the men who formerly were only
too anxious to have him sign their
names with his on checks and other
papers, when he was making money for
them, are the cause of his imprisonment.
Succeed and the world pats you on the
shoulder, fail and the world turns its
cold shoulder to you.
—The queerest proceeding of the
Republican county conyention, on Tues-
day, was its failure to condemn either
the present State or National adminis
tration or defame the WiLsox bill. The
Republicans are beginning to realize
that fighting the WriLsoN bill in its
embryonic form was & choice bit of
buncombe, but when it comes to fight-
ing the bill, so nearly become a whole-
some law, itis a horse of an entirely
—The committee on public buildings
and grounds at Harrisburg, in revising
the list of necessaries to be furnished
Senators and Members at the next ses-
sion of the Legislature, c:t off many lit-
tle trinkets like gold mounted fountain
pens, pen knives, cut glass ink stands
and the like, but the loss that will be
most conspicuous to the legislative eye
will be that of the cork screw. The
most innocent looking, yet the most
powerful ally of the average law mak-
--The jealousy which is accredited to
young women concerning widows is
certainly a most groundless action of
the green eyed monster. There is evi-
dence from the census showing that
there are almost three times as many
widows as widowers in the land, which
shows that while women are more suc-
cessful in killing off their men, they do
not impair the chances of young girls
by rushing into matrimonial harness
— Philadelphians are beginning to
cackle like a lot of old hens, that have
just laid an egg, because their munici-
pal machinery will require $35,000,000
worth of grease this year. It is no
wonder it costs so much, since DAVE
MARTIN and his gang are allowed to
run things. And it wouldse just like
those people down there to ask the
country districts to free them from such
leeches as they did when the Public
Building commission robbery first came
before the Legislature. They could
not control their own Representatives
and wanted the country to turn in and
dissolve the commission, a thing they
had made themselves, yet did not have
the backbone to defeat at the polls.
STATE RIGHTS AND FEDERAL UNION.
~ VOL. 39.
BELLEFONTE, PA., JUNE 22, 189
The recently developed sffection of
Republican leaders for bimetallism isa
singular and suspicious manifestation.
This unusual and artful tendency bas
| been dispiayed by Senator CAMERON
for some time, and now equally
wily Quay is beginning to coquette
with it. These two may be considered
as rather light weight in formulating
Republican policies, bat when Tox
REED, chief among the leaders of the
“grand old party,” and hopefully aspir-
ing to the presidential nomination,
pretends to show a disposition for a
silver policy based on a more liberal use
of thai etal ‘as a monetary medium,
and suggests to combine it with a
high tariff as a political issue, there
are indications of a scheme on foot by
which the Republican leaders propose
to practice a pew variety of political
deception, The State conventions of
that party are aleo displaying a drift of
gentiment assumed to be favorable to
an increased currency, that of Penn-
sylvania going to the extreme of de-
manding forty dollars per capita for
the entire population.
No one who knows the hold which
the gold bugs have on the Republican
party canregard these manifestations
as having any other purpose than to
deceptively take advantage of, and, for
the time being, made use of the strong
popular feeling in favor of a larger
monetary employment of silver. It is
especially intended to cater to the Pop-
who as an organization are
showing signs of dissolution, it being
designed as a drag net thrown into the
political waters for their capture.
While this scheme may be advanta-
geously used in other parts of the
country where the bimetallicsentiment
is an appreciable factor, its especial
object is to break the solid South by a
fusion of the Republicans and Popu-
lists. There is a good deal more poli-
tics than currency in the plot.
Those who are really favorable to
bimetallism, and look forward to a
monetary system in which silver will
perform its adequate and legitimate
look for such a consummation to a
party that is in alliance with the
tage in a contracted currency and the
predominance of gold as the monetary
basis. And nothing could be plainer
evidence of the deception intended to
be practiced by the Republicans in
regard to the currency than REegp’s
proposition to associate bimetallism
with a monopoly tariff system. Its in-
congruity indicates the fallacious ob-
ject of the proposition,
More Wealth in the Senate.
The Republican Legislature of
Rhode Island has elected ex-Gover-
| nor Wemyore to the U. S. Senate in
place of Senator Dixox, and has thus
added another member to the great ag-
gregation of millionaires which com-
poses so large a proportion of the up-
per branch of Congress.
WerMoRrE is not distinguished for
anything in particular but his wealth,
| and his past services have chiefly con-
gisted in contributing a large part of
the money by which the Republicans
have corrupted and controlled the pol-
itics of Rhode Island. He lives prin-
cipally in New York and does business
in Wall street, but he has a summer
cottage at Newport which supplies the
connection he has with the State which
he will represent in the Senate.
Rhode Island has scores of men more
competent and more worthy of the
Senatorial office, but they have not,
to the same degree, the money qualifi-
cation that is required when. boodle is
to be supplied for campaign purposes.
The United States Senate, as itis
now constituted, is in not any too good
repute, and the addition of members to
it for no other reason than their
wealth is far from having the effect of
retrieving its character. Plutocracy
has entrenched itself in that body and
can never be dislodged until the people
are given the right ot electing United
Sending Wall street operators like
WETMORE to represent Republicanism
in the United States Senate, who are
personally interested in a restricted
"money circulation on a gold basis,
does not harmonize with the ‘‘forty
Republican State platform,
part, know very well that they cannot |
money interest which finds its advan- |
dollars a head” currency plank in the
Probing Municipal Corruption.
Legislative investigation is making
some astounding developments of
wrong doing in the police department
of New York city. It shows that cor-
rapt irregularities have been rampaat
in the police force, which has made
vice the subject of a blackmailing pro-
cess, not intended to suppress, but
rather to protect it. Proof has been
furnished that police officers are in the
pay of gambling dens and houses of
prostitution, and that police commis:
sioners have grown rich from the pay
they received for affording immunity
It is plainly evident that this rotten-
ness is not of a partisan character, for
the police force of New York contains
men belonging to both parties and of
all shades of politics, and the corrup-
tion seems to extend through the en-
tire force. Unfortunately the taint is
a general one, yet notwithstanding this
fact, the New York Tribune, with the
natural instinct of narrow partisanship,
endeavors to make it appear that it is
Democratic corruption that has been
exposed by this investigation. It does
this in the face of the fact that the very
first offender that was overhauled by
the committee, and whose case showed
the most extensive practice of corrupt
methods, amounting to hundreds of
thousands of dollars, was Republican
Police Commissioner McCrave. Other
Republican officers have been caught
10 the same net that brought to the
surface Democrats equally guilty. So
far as the legislative investigation bas
gone it has exposed one Republican
police Commissioner; one Republican
and one Democratic police Inspector;
six Republican and four Democratic
police Captains, and a number of
minor police officers among whom Re-
publicans figure prominently.
The truth is that in the large cities
there is a community of interest among
bad officers, irrespective of party.
They work together in wrongful prac:
tice, and have a mutual interest in
plundering the municipality. Demo-
cratic New York is undergoing inves:
tigation, and a condition of rottenness
is being shown in which the Republi-
cans display their full share. If the
search light of legislative investigation
were thrown upon Republican Phila-
delphia what a cesspool of municipal
corruption and ' police irregularity
would be exposed to view. A concep-
tion can hardly be formed of what
would be developed by getting to the
bottom of the public buildings man-
agement, to say nothing of the police
department and the relations of coun-
cils to the street railway companies and
other agencies of municipal peculation
and plunder. But when can it ke ex-
pected that a Republican Legislature
will authorize the probing of Philadel
phia’s municipal rottenness ?
A Proper Restoration.
According to the pension law the wid-
ow of a saldier, who is in receipt of a
pension on account of the service of her
deceased husband, loses her right to
the pension upon her marrying again.
There is an appearance of good reason
in such a provision, for the second
husband is supposed to step in and not
only relieve the widow's loneliness, but
also supply the pecuniary relief which
Uncle Sax furnished in the shape of a
But if the second husband ‘should
die would not the widow be in a worse
plight than ever, having lost both hus-
band and pension? The law makers
have given their atteation to the hard-
ship of such cases and are about to en-
act an amendment to the law that will
restore her pension to a soldier's wid-
ow who, baving forfeited it by remar:
riage, is again widowed. :
This is about the correct thing.
Widows, as a general thing, are inter-
esting objects, notwithstanding Tony
WELLER's celebrated warning to his
son SAMMY to beware of them, and it
is gratifying to know that the govern:
ment 18 not going to desert soldier’s re-
licts in their second bereavement. But
Uncle Sam would bardly be justified
in restoring a pension if the second
widowhood should be of the grass
——The coal strike which was
thought to have ended on Saturday is
in a worse condition now than at any
Congressman Wolverton's Declina-
The Democrats of the State gener
ally regret to hear that Congressman
WoLvVERTON, of the 17th district, de-
clines to be a candidate for re-election.
This regret springs not only from the
high esteem in which Mr. WoLvERTON
is held as a most serviceable represen-
tative, but from the conviction that his
withdrawal from congressional life
will be a decided loss to the Democrat-
ic interest in the House of Represen-
tatives. He has gained a position of
usefulness and prominence in his re-
presentative capacity by the substan-
tial character of his service, securing a
well deserved repute for those qualities
which make a representative equally
useful to his constituents and his
Mr. WoLvVERTON is now in his second
congressional term, and very few Con.
gressmen in so short a time have won
a more enviable reputation for abili-
ty and trustworthiness, and none ever
acquired a more deserved popularity
among his congressional colleagues.
Some of the most important legisla-
tion relating to the federal courts, the
jurisdiction of United States Commis.
gioners, bankruptcy, and cognate
questions, was submitted to his man.
agement, be being well qualified for
the leadership of the judiciary com-
wittee by his eminent ability and his
reputation as one of the leading law-
yers of hig State.
His declination of another term can-
not be supposed to be due to any doubt
of a renomination and election it he
desired it ; but his congressional tenure
is a great pecuniary sacrifice by its in:
terference with one of the largest law
practices in Pennsylvania. His rela-
tion to his party while in Congress has
been so satistactory ; his fidelity to
the principles of Democracy, particu
larly the great principle of tariff re-
' Stick to the Educational Requirement
By All Means.
From the Pittsburg Pest. .
The suffrage question is one that is
just now creating much interest in
Louisiana, a constitutional commission
haying reported a suffrage amendment
modifying the present regulations, and
in turn the legislature proposes to sub-
stitute for it an amendment which de-
clares that every male citizen of the
United States, by birth or nvaturaliza-
tion, shall be an elector, provided—
He shall be an intelligent person, ca-
pably of understanding the principles of
our government, and able to under-
stand or interpret the constitution of
this state when read to him, or shall be
a bona fide owner of property, real or
personal, located in the state and as-
sessed to him for the year next pre-
ceding the election at a cash valua-
tion of not less than $200.
The New Orleans “Times-Democrat’
objects to this as abandoning the edu-
cational qualification of the Mississippi
constitution, held up as the most desir-
able in meeting the complex suffrage
questions that exist at the south. It
holds the proposed amendment offers
opportunities for ‘‘confugion, frand and
the grossest outrages.” The “Picay-
une’’ also opposes the amendment on
wuch the same grounds as the “Zlimes-
Democrat.” 1t has yet to be acted on
by the legislature.
And the Whole Thing a Sham.
From the Pittsburg Post.
Senator Allen, the Populist senator,
has been endeavoring to get a resolu-
tion through for some days making an
inquiry as to the total number of per-
sons engaged in the protective indus-
tries in the United States whose wages
are, or may be, effected by tariff legis-
lation. The census department has
the information. It would seem to be
a bit of information Republicans shonld
be most anxious to obtain, considering
their clamor about the connection of
tariff and wages. But instead of that
they interposed all manner of objec-
tions, and succeeded in throwing the
resolution over. This struck the Pop-
ulist senator as rather queer. Not a
bit of it. One-half the protection ar-
gument is humbug and the other half
form, bas been so unquestionable and
wii that there is no doubt that |
e Democrats of Mr. WoLVERTON'S
district would renominate and re-elect |
him by his usually large majority if his
ambition was to remain in Congress. |
But it is to be believed that his retire-
ment from public life is but temporary
and that his pariy has higher honors
in store for him.
—— Republican liars, Republican
whiskey and Republican money were
so plentiful on Saturday that there can
never be a doubt remaining as to
where the corruption that is seen on
election day is fostered.
Injuring Its Own Reputation.
The Philadelphia Press is just now
engaged in some very reckless falsifica-
tion. Itis a pity that it considers it-
self compelled to do this in support of
the natruth of a correspondent whose
statements that paper knows to be
falsehood by the wholesale.
The evidence that has been elicited.
leaves no doubtin the public mind that
the correspondent has beea lying. It
has dispelled every vestige of belief
that certain Democratic Senators nam-
ed had corruptly bargained with the
sugar trust, and that Secretary Car-
LisLE had drawn the sugar schedule in
the interest of that monopoly. If
there is anything plainly, evident to
the public understanding it is that the
correspondent in question in making
his charges drew upon the resources of
his unscrupulous. invention, and that
the Press implicates itself in his men-
dacity by reiterating them ; yet it goes
on day after day reasserting these dis-
proved and discredited fabrications.
Does the Press take into account the
harm it 1s doing its own reputation by
suc’ utter disregard for the truth?
Does it hope to be able by the persist
ent repetition of falsehoods to compel
the public to believe them? Does it
properly ‘estimate’ the loss which a
newspaper sustains when it loses the
confidence of ite readers? The Press
does not seem to comprehend the in-
jury it is doing itself.
-———The recent death of WiLLiAM
WaLTER PHELPS removed one of the
few scholars who have graced politics
during the last quarter of a century.
He was a brilliant man and an Ameri’
can all over.
——How easy it will be to defeat
guch candidates as the Republicans
nominated on Tuesday, :
He's Got the Versatility for It.
From the Philadelphia Record. is
Ex-Senator Ingalls has been offered
the position of editor of “an important
magazine” published in New York,
and the country, which has not heard
| a great deal from him directly of late,
will hope that he may accept, and
thus make the periodical in questiofi
still more important. To snch an ir-
repressible nature as his a great daily
newspaper would have seemed to be
the natural field of operation. Yet
this gifted statesman of leisure would
doubtless find the management of a
monthly magazine a task sufficiently
large to tax his mental energies and
make him wonder that the months
had grown so much shorter than they
had formerly seemed to be.
We Say Yes.
From the Doylestown Democrat.
The Centre county Democrats, at
their convention on Tuesday, declared
in favor of William M. Singerly for
Governor. It is eo seldom the pews-
paper press have the privilege of sup-
porting a live editor for the first office
in the State, it’s about time the prac
tice of nominating politicians and sol-
diers was turned down. The last edi-
tor tobe nominated was william F.
Packer, at the close of the '50s. He
was out of harness; nevertheless he
was trinmphantly elected, and why
couldn’t Brother Singerly? What say
the county press ?
Are Frenchmen Losing Their Ginger ?
From the Altoona Times.
_ France isa remarkable country in
many respects, but one of the features
peculiar to it among civilized nations is
the fact that the death rate shows an in-
crease over the births. Last year the
excess was 40,000. It is evident that the
surplus population question is not one
that agitates the French mind, but the
rulers are naturally much disturbed
over a condition of affairs which, if it
continues, will involve the annihilation
of the population of the country. There
is said to be a great increase in the con-
sumption of liquors in France and it is
quite likely that this has something to
do with the decrease 1n the number of
Emulate Her Example.
From the Philadelphia Record.
Annie Zuckerman, a nine-year-old
newsgirl, who handed to Officer Mo-
Ginnis a $5 gold piece which had been
given to her by a newspaper purchaser
in mistake for a cent, in the hope that
the owner might be ideatified and get
his own again, has set an example of
sturdy honesty that ought not to go
unmarked. How many adults are
there in business for themselves who
do busivess on the honorable bagis es-
tablished by this little vender?
——If you want printing of any de-
scripton the WaATcEMAN office is the
place to have it done.
Spawls from the Keystone,
—Sunday, baseball goes at Shenandoah,
—Heavy rains were reported all over.
the State on: Monday. ’
—Allegheny City loafers must keep off
the park benches. ow
—While bathing at Olyphant, Charles.
Givens was drowned.
—The graduating class of Williamsporg
high schoel numbers 25. :
—Loecusts stung to death a horse at
West Renn, Schuylkill county.
—Blight has ruined the apple crop in
some parts of Schuylkill county. :
—Lebanon city authorities have issued
a peremptory edict against eorner loafers,
—A broken axle piled up 21 freight cars
on the Northern Central Railroad at Sun.
—On Monday Belle McGee, a young, girl
of Clearville, died from taking carbolic
—Evangelistic services are held every
day at noon at Pottsville’s mills and fac-
—The fabrication of the 35.ton multi.
charge cannon, cast at Reading has been
—A public immersion, near Kennett
Square, Sunday, was witnessed by 1500
—All the Philadelphia and Reading
Company's 52 collieries are working on
—Annie McPherson, a colored girl, of
Bedford, died from taking rough on rats
—Myerstown will celebrate the Fourth
with a greased pig chaseand a big fire.
—The contemplated resumption of iron
mills in Allegheny county means work
for 8000 men.
—Using his father’s credit, George
Mahle victimized many Bradford county
farmers and fled.
—One hundred men employed at the
new Shenandoah water works struck for
—Ezra L. Sheffer was Saturday appoint.
ed postmaster at Arbor, Pa., vice E. J,
~The eating of a laurel leaf has brought
little Nellie Pasquay, of Mahonoy City,
near death’s door.
—For the first time in years on a simi.
lar occasion Pottsville saloons will elose
on the Fourth of July.
—Barber shops in Kennett Square were
closed Sunday by the Sabbatarians for
the first time in years. :
—The treasury of Tower City is empty
and the teachers of the borough have had
no pay for three months,
~ Charles Ruth, after stealing nearly a
wagonload of goods from Jersey Central
cars at Easton, was arrested.
—There was a big turnout on Tuesday
at the Cumberland Valley Sabbath Con.
vention, held at Chambersburg.
—A Government Secret Service official,
from Philadelphia, has detected bogus $5
bills in circulation in York county.
—A great crowd Saturday attended the
funeral, at Reading, of Justus Klemmer,
who was shot dead by his son-in-law.
—Hereafter employes of the Lehigh Val-
ley Railroad going between Lansford and
Tamaqua will be obliged to pay fare.
—While in the Pennsylvania Railroad
station at Jersey City, N. J., Theodore F,
Jennings, of Franklinville, Pa., dropped
—Commonweal Coxey addressed &
thousand listeners at West End Park Sun.
day upon his peculiar road and money,
—The Bucks county bar Monday adop-
ted resolutions regretting the death of
the veteran lawyer, Anthony Swain of
—On Friday night a diploma was grant.
ed to Miss Jennie Draper, the first colored
girl who ever graduated at the Easton
—The cornerstone of the new Bethel A.
M. E. Church, at Kennett Square, was laid
Sunday Presiding Elder Brock delivering
—The trial of County Commissioner
Charles F. Allen, of Schuylkill county,
accused of fracturing electioa laws, began
—The block house that was built six
years after Fort Pitt at Pittsburg will be
dressed up, the buildings near it having
been torn down.
—Storekeeper Jacob Brandt and his
song, at Palmyra, pursued several burg-
lars, firing as they ran, but the thieves
were not overhauled.
—George McAvoy, of Hoboken, whom
overstudy unbalanced, was taken home
from Easton, where he was found uncon-
scious in a freight car.
_ Several hundred hands will find em.
ployment in the Shirk & Sons’ Cotton
Mill at Lancaster, which will resume next
Monday, after a long idleness. 3
—A charter was Monday granted to the
Monongahela and Allegheny Railroad
Company, capital $60,000 which will build
aline from Pittsburg to Homestead.
—The Ancient Order of Hibernians have
elected Frank L. Golden, of Bridgeport
county, president at Conshohocken, and
will organize a division at J enkintown.
—The board of trustees of Franklin an d
Marshall college by a large majority
recently defeated the proposition to ad -
mit female students into the institution.
—Almost 20) survivors attended the re-
union of the Ninth Pennsylvania cavalry
regiment in Harrisburg on Thursday
The next reunion will be held at Lykens,
—Lafayette College commencement ex.
arcises were begun at Easton Saturday
evening, by the production of “Pocahon-
tas,” in the Opera House, by the sophos
—Sterrett R. Quigley, president of Lock
Haven’s council, died in a Philadelphia
hospital last Friday night, the result of
an operation for the removal of gall
stones. He was 45 years of age and &
—Harry Lambright, a festive young
citizen of Williamsport, went to the regis.
terin that city and obtained a marriage
certificate for himself and Miss Mary
Kelley, swearing that his intended moth.
er-in law had given ler consent to the
marriage. As a matter of fact the young
fellow had never even asked the girl to
marry him, and he has been held to an.
swer the charge of perjury.