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BY P. GRAY MEEK.
—The summer goose is usually found
attired in duck clothes.
—China and Japan to war did go,
and the Chinese pig tail is already one
—The idea of women voting! Why
who would ever know when they come
of age anyhow ?
-—The black plague is an awful
scourge to China, but it takes the yellow
Japanese to discount its mortality lst.
--We would like to know exactly what
kind of a faith a Democratic-Populistic
fusion produces. In North Dakota, of
course, it will cause Republican lost
—-There is nothing that acts with
such bad effect upon the institutions of
our government like the narrow mind-
edness of some of the people who think
they are upholding it.
—The Pittsburg man who pawned
his second wife’s false teeth and then
deserted her must have determined she
should have no ground for ‘“chewin’ ”’
about after he had gone.
—A Kentucky man acknowledged,
the other day, that he had never kissed
a woman in his life. If he told the
truth we’ll bet he can’t screw up
enough of a pucker to whistle his own
dog to him.
—At last the announcement has been
made that Dox Cameron will be a
candidate for the Republican presiden-
tial nomination. Just whether this is
intended as a move to fuse the Populists
into the G. O. P. is not yet discernible.
—General JEFFRIES, leader of one of
CoxEY’S. cohorts now marching on
Washington, is a graduate of the Uni-
versity of Michigan at Ann Arbor,
which simply goes to prove that College
men can be fools as well as any others.
—uJt is an ill wind that blows no
body good” and should England, Ger-
many and Russia become actively in-
volved in the China-Japan imbroglio,
American industries would receive a
boom the like of which we have not
known for years.
—“A fool and his money are soon
parted’ isa very apt expression as to
the condition of Uncle SaM’s coffers at
present. During years of Republican
legislation millions were recklessly
squandered so that now the financial
question has become a serious one.
—1It is strange, yet a fact, that the
temparature, should have an effect on
the divorce court. The hotter the
weather the more applications for di-
vorce are there filed. It seems thatthe
sun engenders infelicity, and when the
erstwhile lovers once get ‘‘hetted up”
they must separate.
—The Williamsport Sun has it that
QUAY is preparing to kill the tariff bill
Just what methods the redoubtable
MAT. intends adopting the Sun does
not state, but there is one thing certain.
If by one fell stroke he could kill the
‘WiLsox bill he would not have to wor-
ry much for the future of his own par-
—Governor FLowER, of New York,
says he is not a candidate for re-election
yet, for he wants ‘party unity to take
precedence over personal considera-
tions.” He is a very considerate kind
of a man, but we'll venture the asser-
tion that he nevertheless deems himself
just the posy for his party to button-
—Editor DERN, of the Altoona T7rib-
une, thinks there is ‘‘a widespread in-
terest in the Teutonic speech among the
people” of that city, because a book
agent recently disposed of sixteen hun-
dred copies of a new method of instruc-
tion in German there. Better by far
that Altoona people learn German from
a book than out of a beer mug.
—Telegraph wires are kept hot now-
a-days with messages from every State
in the union advising the Senators to
come into line with their party on the
WiLsoN bill. This is all very good,
but since Hancock's “After all the
tariff is only a local question,” has come
to be looked upon as the truest expres-
sion of it, none of them seem to know
where the line is.
—The women of Vineland, N. J.
distinguished their first election under
the new law that gives them the fran-
chise by having a regular fisticuff, It
is said that they acted worse than men
have ever been known to do in that
place and the idea that the gentler sex
would elevate the ballot has been ex-
ploded by the several knock downs
they indulged in.
—The Democratic Senators who are
trying to excuse themselves for betray-
ing their party by blaming their perfidy
on President CLEVELAND must have a
very limited conception of public senti-
ment. The people admire the President
for telling them in plain English what
ke thought of their conduct and the
general impression is prevalent that be
did not make his letter near strong
enough to voice the opinion of every-
STATE RIGHTS AND FEDERAL UNION.
BELLEFONTE, PA, AUG. 3, 18v%",
The Probable Effect.
If the tariff bill had been passed
early this summer, going into opera-
tion about the first of June, there is no
estimating the effect it would have had
in promoting the success of the Demo-
cratic party in Pennsylvania in this
year’s election. Last November and
February the Republicans rolled up
immense majorities on false pretense.
A business panic which had been
brought on by their own bad legisla-
tion and administration, they cuoning-
ly represented to weak-headed voters
as being the result of the Demogsratic
intention to reduce the tariff. A more
expeditious passage of the WiLsox bill
would have given tariff reform time
enough before the election to (have
fully disapproved the Republican mis-
representation as to the cause of the
business depression, with a possible
majority against the McKINLEY party
in this State next November as a pan-
ishment for its deception in this mat-
Some precious months that would
have helped to vindicate the reform
tariff measures of the Democratic par-
ty have been lost by delay in passing
the bill, but there is every probability
that August will see it safely through
the ordeal of. legislation—not as com-
plete a measure of tariff reform as the
Democrats wished to have, but a de-
cided improvement on McKINLEY s—
and it will require but a few months of
its operation previous to the election
to dispel much of the tariff delusion
that has produced the recent big ma-
jorities for the tanff party in Pennsyl-
vania. The lie about the injurious
consequences of Democratic tariff legis-
lation will not have the same effect on
the gullible class of voters next No-
vember that it had last year. It is
safe to bet on that.
From this cause alone there will be
a great shrinkage of the Republican
majority. Voters caunot continue to
be humbugge dby disproved falsehoods.
In addition to this the Democrats of
Pennsylvania will have the advantage
of better organization and a united
party. They will be led by an excep-
tionally strong candidate, whose pres:
ence on the ticket has harmonized fac-
tional differences, and whose personal
qualities and relations are a guarantee
of strength beyond that of his party's
support. This circumstance, in itself,
is an assurance against the customary
overwhelming Republican majority in
Philadelphia, and an encouragement
to the rural Democrats, who will have
no reason to apprehend a Democratic
breakdown in the city.
The situation is decidedly encourag-
ing to the Democracy of Pennsylvania,
and if their opponents are not beaten
in the State at the next election they
will at least suffer the humiliation of
having their majority greatly reduced.
But the object should be to beat them.
A Benefit to Nobody.
Even the manufacturers are begin-
ning to lose faith in the benefit of pro-
tection. Among those who heretofore
believed that their interest depended
upon high tariffs, but who are discard-
ing that delusion, ANDREW CARNEGIE
is prominent. It is remembered that
when the Wirsox bill was formulated,
Mr. Carnecie advised the manufac
turers to accept it as amply sufficient
to conserve their interests, and as a
‘measure that would afford a more per-
manent settlement of the tariff 2ques-
tion than could be expected from the
McKiNLey policy. Mr. CARNEGIE
continues to entertain this view, as is
shown by an expression he authorized
to be made in the London Engineering
Review, to the effect that “he does not
think the United States now requires
protection which is of little use for
revenue purposes, as manufactured im-
ports have fallen so low.”
When manufacturers begin to ac-
knowledge that they can get along
without high tariffs, and prove that
they do not need defence against for-
eign importations by their ability to
export their producis to foreign
countries, the Republican party will
find it difficult to maintain the de-
lusion that McKiNLEYISM is a beneficial
policy. The working people have dis-
covered that it does not keep them, and
now it is becoming apparent to the
manufacturing employers that they
also derive no advantage from it,
Quite Enough of It.
There having been quite enough
pension legislation it 18 hard to see
occasion for more demoralizing ex-
penditure from that source. Most of
the laws on that subject have origina-
ted from demagogic intention. That
kind of legislation was found an effec-
tive way of securing a certain kind of
voters, politics more than patriotism
or gratitude for military service being
This fact should strike Sena-
tor VoorHEEs, who has introduced a
bill to provide for the payment of pen-
sions to all veterans of the late war at
a minimum rate of $12 a month, His
motives in this matter are liable to be
construed as being of demagogic in-
tent. As a Democratic leader he
should not subject himself to such an
imputation. There is no need for any
more pension laws, unless such may
be enacted hereafter, as shall be in-
tended to correct the abuse of those we
already have; and least of all should
Democratic Senators or Representa
tives engage in extending a kind of
legislation of which the country has
had too much. The fraudulent raids
on the treasury they give rise to, do
not comport with Democratic princi-
ples, but conflict with the honest and
economical traditions of the party.
If there were any deserving veterans
for whom ample provisions had not
already been made, a Democratic Coun-
gress would readily provide for them,
but the worthy ones have been cared
for by liberal pension laws. Superflu-
ous legislation on this subject has of-
fered an actual premium to fraud.
——1If it were net that the handful
of Democratic McKINLEY guerrillas in
in the Senate are backed by the entire
body of Republican Senators, they
would not be enabled to maintain a
position that prevents the resumption
of industrial activity ; and yet the Re-
publican newspapers are trying to
make party capital out of the situa
In the great contest for tariff reform,
which will mark an epoch in the fiscal
history of the country, no Representa-
tive bore himself more bravely and
honorably in the fight, or with greater
fidelity to the principles of his party,
than Congressman BRECKINRIDGE, of
Arkansas. His intelligence and con-
staucy greatly assisted in framing a
reform tariff bill, and he remained at
his post of duty at the expense of his
personal interests at home, where, in
consequence $f his absence, he lost a
renomination for Congress. While he
stayed at Washington intent on carry-
ing out the principles to which his
party had been pledged, and which re-
quired the vigilant presence of everv
Democratic Representative who had
duty more at heart than selfish in-
terest, the congressional nomination of
his district was given to another.
This was not much to the credit of his
Democratic constituents, but so it hap-
pened in the prevailing avidity for of-
fice, and under the circumstances no
act of President CLEVELAND could have
been more commendable than his ap-
pointment of Mr, BRECKINRIDGE to the
Russian mission. CLEVELAND is the
last man to allow a faithful Democrat
to suffer for doing his duty, and the
country applauds his recognition of
Congressman BreckINrIDGE's fidelity
and worthiness. .
A New York paper speaks of the
Republican party in that State as be-
ing in Tom Prarr’s gripsack, while
another says that it is deposited in
Prarr’s trousers pocket. In either
case the boss has such possession of it
that he can use it as may best suit his
purpose. It is remarkable what a
proclivity the old party has for getting
into such receptacles. In Pennsylva-
nia it is in QUAY’s trousers pocket.
-—-The Democrats of Frederick
county, in Maryland, have held an in-
dignation meeting and asked Senator
GorMAN to resign. So broad a hint to
get out should be regarded by the Sena-
tor with a spirit of resignation.
—— GorMAN has the Democratic
tariff bill in a pinch, but he will find
himself in a worse pinch when he
comes to settle with the Maryland
An Interesting Difficulty in the East.
The war that has broken out be-
tween Japan and China will furnish a
new and interesting episode to modern
history. Those two oriental nations
have been traditional enemies for the
last two thousand years and misun-
derstandings between them have often
occurred, but this is the first time they
will come in contact armed with the
improved appliances of modern war-
fare and employing the methods of
Japan has for some years been pret-
ty well up with European nations in
military aod naval advancement.
China has been slower in this respect,
yet she has been providing herself with
improved warships and bringing a part
of her army under the European sys-’
tem of discipline. It will be interest
ing to see how these two venerable
nationalities, which have long resisted
the innovations of western civilization,
will handle their newly adopted appli
ances of wartare.
There is immense inherent strength
in the Chinese Empire. Its popula-
tion is unlimited. They are a patient,
industrious, and sufficiently hardy
race, capable of evolving great nation-
al power. The resources of this
country, as yet but little developed,
are immeasurable. Suppose that such
a nation should enter upon a career of
military development commensurate
to its natural strength, would it not be
a powerful and perhaps dangerous fac-
tor in the affairs of this mundane
sphere? May not something of this
kind grow out of her present belliger-
ent effort ?
——Both General ScroriELD and
General HowArp express themselves
in favor of increasing the United States
army. They think that a larger army
is required to suppress lawless disturb-
ances, but a more reliable remedy for
such evils is the cultivation of a more
law abiding disposition among the
American people. With the people
determined to uphold the law the as-
sistance of an army is superfluous. A
large regular military force is not de-
sirable in a republic.
Sailing Into High Society.
The American people have taken a
rather languid interest in the perform-
ance of the yacht Vigilant in English
waters. The reason is because the
boat is owned and sailed by a person
with whom they have but little sym pa-
thy. It is believed that GEorGE
GouLp, into whose possession the Vigi-
lant has come, has taken her across
the ocean with the object of sailing into
the aristocratic society of Great Britain.
There is a great difference between the
Vigilant’s spreading her sails for the
maintenance of American nautical
reputation, and her being sailed for the
promotion of GouLp's standing among
the English nobility. The American
people understand the difference and
It is getting to be the ambition of
American millionaires to edge into
English aristocratic circles. Astor
has expatriated himself in order to en-
Joy that honor. GouLD now tries it
through the means of the Vigilant.
By racing that hitherto invincible
vacht with one owned by his Royal
Highness, the Prince of WaLgs, and
allowing her to be beaten by the
Prince’s boat, may have the effect of
bringing the millionaire into the good
graces of that exalted personage ; but
such a snobbish way of getting into
the upper stratum of English society is
not appreciated by the American peo-
The Democrats want to get
spunky, In Centre county here we do
not need a single Republican vote to
elect our ticket. We have plenty of
Democrats, if they all go out to the
polls. We ghould think too much of
ourselves to stand up and let Republi-
cans taunt and jeer us without retalia-
ting in some way. And the most ef
fective way is to show them that the
Democrats are still in the majority.
——Get the tariff bill out of the
road by passing it, so that business
may resume operation and the Democ-
racy of Pennsylvania get themselves
in shape to razee that big Republican
Alas, It Is Too True.
From the Somerset Herald.
The insincerity and inconsistency of
the Democratic ‘statesmen’ is ex-
hibited in a very marked manner by
their votes on Senator Hill’s motion to
instruct the conferees to abandon the
proposed duties on coal and iron ore
and place them on the free list. Not-
withstanding the party pledges and
party mouthings and in face of the
President's denunciations of “party
perfidy” and “party dishonor” but
two lonesome Democrats—Hill and
Irby— cast their votes for iree coal
and free iron ore. Nothing cou
more clearly demonstrate the utter
lack of principle and shameless aban-
donment of party pledges made by the
Will Immigration be Restricted.
From the Williamsport Times.
The civil authorities of Fayette
county have a task on their hands
which they may not be able to per-
form. Ever since the coke strikes
were inaugurated, the foreign elements
have been growing more defiant of law
and its execution each day. They are
now armed and are resorting to all
kinds of violence resulting in the de-
struction of property and life. The
authorities are endeavoring to main-
tain order and preserve property, but
so far have not been very successful.
Unless some vantage ground is soon
gained, the governor may be com-
pelled to send troops there.
A Flimsy Excuse for Their Perfidy.
From the New York World.
Some of the Democratic Senators
seem to entertain the fatuous notion
that they can excuse themselves for de-
feating Democratic pledges in the mat-
ter of tariff reform by claiming that
the President has “insulted” them.
The President has given the Senate “a
piece of his mind” in plain spoken
fashion. Senators who feel themselves
aggrieved can retort in kind if they
wish. But their obligation to fulfiil
Democratic promises is to the people,
and nothing the President can do can
free them from that obligation or ex-
cuse them for shirking it.
From the Pittsburg Post.
The treasury balance for July is
very encouraging. Heavy receipts
from the internal revenues have been
returned, nd the near approach of the
passage of che tariff bill has caused some
increase in importations. When it is
actually passed, there will be a trade
revival, and the revenues will be yet
further increased by removal from
-bond of immense quantities of dutiable
The Lion’s Tail Must Have Been Twist-
From the Pittsburg Post.
The British are setting up the howl
that the Japanese took an unfair advan-
tage in using torpedoes on the Kow
Shung and killing such a battallion.
Does England remember her own treat-
ment of the Sepoy mutineers? Tied
them to the cannon’s mouth. Sheis a
beautiful land to feel a twinge of
We Want Fighters in Centre County
From the Uniontown Genius of Liberty.
Some of our Republican friends ap-
pear to be chuckling over Democratic
fights. They should not forget that
Democratic fights, as a rule, result in
more Democrats. All Democrats need
is to get into a fighting mood and the
Republicans are licked.
Too Few of Us Know Them.
From the Williamsport News.
Those papers which are calling for
compulsory arbitration had better de-
vote a little time to studying the prin-
ciples of government under which we
live ; they may discover some very ob-
stinate obstructions to such a law as
From the Pittsburg Dispatch.
The Japanese mode of attacking Chi-
nese transports reduces the situation to
a cage of sink or swim with the unhappy
victims. A few hints like those thrown
out to the Kow Shung will remove all
suspicion that Japan is only joking in
And the Sisters Are Fools for Helping,
But They Do It.
From the Philadelphia Record.
States that have been powerful
enough to secure admittance should be
powerful enough to pull up their own
weeds and thistles, without calling up-
on their elder sisters to lend a hand at
He Forgot the Great American Chippie.
From Good News.
Teacher—‘ Mention some of the most
familiar American birds.”
Jersey Boy.—!‘Sparrows, turkeys and
—-If you want printing of any de
scripton the WaArcEMAN office is the
place to have it done.
Spawls from the Keystone,
—Williamsport’s fine new City Hall was
finally accepted Monday.
| —There are now 400 inmates in the new
insane asylv m at Wernersville.
—All the fountains at Lebanon have
been shut off to economize water.
—A Slav named Steve Kay was robbed
of $1C0 in a Pittsburg boarding house.
—The State Sunday School Convention
will be held at Huntingdon on October 9,
—James Gray, wanted in Allegheny for
bigamy, pawned his second wife's false
teeth and fled.
—A. D. Holt has been appointed post-
master at Sawyer City, vice V. A. Wel.
—The sudden death of Miss Lizzie 0’
Neill, of Springfield, Chester county,
crazed her mother.
—Rambo & Riga’s Knitting mills, at
Birdsboro, will turn out 12,000 socks for
—Disappointed in love, Daisy Fitzinger,
of Drums. Luzerne County, swallowed
laudanum and died.
—G. A. R. Post No. 5, of Honolulu, will
be present in the coming Grand Army
parade at Pittsburg.
—For trying to drown neighbors’ cats,
Thomas Murray was sent to the work-
house from Pittsburg.
—Charles O'Neill, a youthful swimm er,
was drowned in the Lehigh’s swift cur-
rent at South Bethlehem.
—Ex-Congressman Rife has bought the
Harrisburg Stone Works, which he will
remove to Middletown.
—The interior of the old State Capitol
at Harrisburg is being frescoed and other-
wise greatly beautified.
—A hand crushed by a piece of falling
rock in a Luzerne mine caused lockjaw
that killed E. T. Havensteiner.
—An ax fell, blade downward on Milton
Kern's head, at Hummels, near Reading,
but only gashed off the side scalp.
—The lighting of a natural gas well at
Kane ignited and blew up a glycerine
magazine. It shook all that region,
—Mayor Shanaman, of Reading, is ex.
pected to veto that city’s purchase of
$15,000 worth of its own sewer bonds,
—Murderer James E. Isell, at Harris-
burg, has little hope of clemency at the
hands of the Supreme Court in October.
—There will be a great gathering of
Pythian Knights at York on August 2L
when their State Grand Lodge will meet,
—Theophilus Bey and Herman Schober
were thrown . from their overturned
yacht and almost drowned at William.
—Rather than go to jail for neglect to
push sewer improvements, all of Wil-
liamsport’s arrested Councilmen gave
—A boardwalk gave way at Susque-
hanna and dropped 150 persons 29 feet in-
to a'shallow creek. 35 of them were
—The body of a suicide, Minnie Clark,
of Coolbaugh, daughter, of a Justice of the
Peace was found in Echo Lake, near
—John Hackett rode on horseback over
young Harry Miller, at Newville, and
broke Miller's collar bone and otherwise
—James Pitcher’s wife dodged a revol-
ver bullet, which he fired close to her
head, at Towanda, on Saturday night. He
—Brakeman John Swartz, of Scranton,
slept with $120 belonging to the Switeh-
men’s Brotherhood under his pillow and
woke up without it.
—Undergraduates from the University
of Pennsylvania and from Lehigh took
part in the formation of a chapter of
Alpha Tau Omega, at Pittsburg.
—Mrs. Ava Hose, a Scranton wash wom-
an, says she has fallen heir to the
Scotch fortune of %200,000 left by Peter
Stratton, of Dundee, her uncle.
—South Fork and Carrollton coal oper-
ators 'Thave mandamused the Pennsy to
compel it to provide coal cars for them
as it does for the Berwind-White com-
—Morrow, the desperate fellow whom
New York detectives had sucha hard
time recapturing, denies in Scranton jail
that he shot Constable Doughr, as al.
—Aged Mrs. Minnie Shealenstahler, of
Pittsburg, distrusted banks, hid her
savings for years (nearly #1100) between
feather beds, and was robbed of the en-
—A black snake over four feet long
wriggled into Jones, Simpson & Co's.
store, at Archbald, scared a woman cus.
tomer silly, and was killed by a clerk with
—The Tobacco Growers’ Society of Lan-
caster County, in their annual outdoor
meeting, at Rocky Springs Park, report.
ed that the crop was much better this
year than last.
—Fred Jones, of Meadow Brook, was
just in time to discover and foil a train-
wrecker, who was placing a pig of iron in
a frog on the Delaware & Hudson Rail-
road, near Scranton.
—G. A. R. comrades will ask Governor
Pattison to permit the Second Brigade of
the National Guard to parade in Pitts.
burg during the Grand Army National
Encampment, on September 12.
—Rev. William C. Schaeffer, Ph. D. of
Huntingdon, a brother of State Superin-
tendent of Public Instruction Sha effer,
has been called to the pulpit of Zion Re-
formed Church, Chambersburg.
—The New York and Cleveland Coal
Gas Company has procured an injunc*
tion at Pittsburg to prevent striking
miners from interfering with others un.
der contract who want to resume work.
—National officers of the Junior Order
of United American Mechanics met at
Pittsburg and elected Walter E. Orange,
of Richmond, Va., to succeed Stephen
Collins, of Pittsburg, as national or.
—Honorable discharges from the Na.
tional Guard have been granted to Sec-
ond Lieutenant Frank E. Patterson, First
Troop, Philadelphia City Cavalry, re.
signed July 21; and First Lieutenant
Lawrence S. Smith, Assistant Surgeon,
First Regiment ; resigned June 6,