Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, September 14, 1894, Image 1

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Ink Slings.
The cooler autumn days have come,
When animal life gets frisky;
And man’s needs change from beer torum, |
When he always ealls for whiskey.
—How many people who prayed for |
rain have thanked the Lord since it |
came ?
—Tricksters like to be found among
honest men. It gives them a chance to
deceive people.
—The man whose wisdom bubbles
over is seldom level headed. The bub-
ble must be kept inside.
—It is a good healthy condition and
not an impracticable theory that con-
fronts the country to-day.
—A man’s relatives really never know
his inside life until he dies or becomes
a candidate for office. Then the news-
papers tell it all.
— Pittsburg was captured by the bo ys
in blue during the fore part of the week,
but even with the accent on the blue,
the smoke did not clear up.
—There is only one HASTINGS in the
State, thank the Lord, for if there were
more the people would be stuffed so full
of taffy that they would all run together
when it rains.
—Contrary to expectations sugar has
not advanced in price among the whole-
salers, and if you are paying more a
pound for it than you did before the
WiLson bill became a law you are be-
ing robbed,
—A great percentage of the hard
times that we are supposed to have pass-
ed through was in the gable end of the
store box loafer’s pants, and that portion
of his apparel will be doing the same
work whether business is brisk or dull.
—The regular quarterly dividend of 1}
per cent. that the Western Union Tele-
graph company’s executive committee
has authorized to be paid, on October
15th, reminds one that there are plenty
of people who are living easy lives on
—The Republican cackle about car-
rying the Maine elections by increased
majorities will not cause consternation
in the Democratic ranks. It would be
a pretty note indeed if there had not
been a few Republicans made in that
black State within a year.
—The better class of Republicans of
Delaware county have determined that
‘old man’’ CLAYTON shall not be re-elec-
ted judge and consequently have united
with the Democrats in the hope of de-
feating him. If all that they say about
him is true he is indeed an unfit man for
the judicial ermine.
—The Sultan of Turkey has very gra-
ciously sent £300 for the reliet of the suf-
ferers by forest fires in this country. It
is time Queen Vc. writes her message of
condolence, which usually marks the
bounds of her sympathy, as she did
when the Johnstown sufferers were ask-
ing for assistance and Turkey’s ruler
made a substantial money contribution
of $1,000.
—The conviction of Joax M. Bow-
MAN, the president, and DE LA GREEN,
the cashier, of the wrecked Muncy
bank, at Williamsport, on Monday, was
not much of a surprise to those who had
any knowledge of the condition of affairs
in that institution. The extreme age
of the president will enlist some sympa-
thy for him, but the very fact of his ad-
vanced years should have raised him
above the thoughts of falsifying ac-
—The death of the Comte of Paris,
while it takes from life’s scenes a man
whose memory will always be cherished
by loyal ones in our own country, be-
cause of his voluntary service in the
union army, takes another menace from
the security of a Republican form of
government in France. While he was
alive the royalists still had hope of re-
establishing their kingdom, but with
his death the royal house in France loses
a head whose place will never be filled.
—The convention of the Democratic
clubs of the State, which will meet in
Altoona soon, is being looked forward to
with considerable interest, as it is hoped
that this gathering of the young Demo-
crats will enthusa party workers every-
where to go in for ap aggressive cam-
paign against the calamity howlers.
Business is reviving and it is our duty
to party to hurl their charges of busi-
ness destruction back into their teeth, as
vile lies not to be given credence by
—The determination of Sup’t. Lin-
DEN, of the Philadelphia police, to seize
the Anarchy flag, wherever it is display-
ed, should meet the heartiest commenda-
tion at the hands of the residents of that
city. If every chief in every city in the
United States should determine to fol-
low such an example it would not be:
long until Anarchy would find no asy-
lum in our country.. However strong
may be the protestations of these in-
flamers of excitable minds, that they in- |
tend no wrong to our government, it is
notright that a habor be given them
here while they are hatching their hellish
plans against foreign governments.
"YOIL. 39.
BELLEFONTE, PA., SEPT. 14, 1894.
NO. 36.
Hastings’ Groundless Fear.
Candidate Hastings is greatly
alarmed about the injurious effects of a
continuance of the tariff agitation, He
expressed his fears on this subject in his
speech opening the campaign, and
charged the Democratic party with the
intention of prolonging the controversy.
This charge is predicted on the declar-
ation of the president and chairmau
Wicson that the work left unfinished
in the present tariff bill will be com-
pleted at the next session of Congress
This should give the Republican
candidate no uneasiness. The agita-
tation involved in such an intention
will surely not disburb the country.
The main object of the tariff reformers
was effected when the general bill was
passed on the principle of tariff reduc-
tion. Business will confidently adjust
itself to the general features of the new
tariff, without being in the least unset-
tled by the proposition to improve a
few of its defective points. There will
be no disturbance of business in conse-
quence of congressional action upon a
supplemental bill that will put sugar
onthe free list and deprive the trust of
its monopoly. That bill would have
been passed at the close of the recent
session if the four Democratic sugar
Senators, who were interested in kill-
ing it, had not been backed by the
unanimous vote of the Republican Sena-
‘tors ; and if any agitation should re-
sult from its further consideration the
Republicans will be responsible for it.
Candidate Hastings hasn't the least
reason to be uneasy about the agitation
that will attend the next session’s ac-
tion on the sugar bill, as no business
interest except that of the trust will
be disturbed by it, unless his sympathy
extends to that monopoly.
The other tariff features which presi-
dent CLEVELAND and chairman WiLson
say will be attended to at the next ses-
sion are those whieh will pnt iran ara,
bituminous coal and barbed wire on
the free list. It is difficult to see how
such propositions will excite an agita-
Mr. Depew's Hopeful View,
CHaUNCEY DEPEW has been talking
good sense in Europe about the new
tariff, in an interview with a New
York Herald correspondent, which has
been cabled to that paper. In this in-
terview Mr. DEPEwW takes a most hope-
ful view of the effects of the new fiscal
regulations, going even 80 far as to say
that the Democratic settlement of the
tariff question “is the beginning of a
new era of prosperity.” Is not this a
great concession to be made by oae of
the leading and most acute minds in
the Republican party ?
He further says: “In less than two
years the panic of 1893-94 will be for-
gotten. Mines, furnaces, mills and
factories will be in full operation ; rail-
roads will be conveying profitable
traffic, and the movement of internal
commerce and the free circulation of
currency or the equivalent in business
and wages will certainly increase the
demand for everything produced upon
the farm or elsewhere.”
In less than two years Mr. Depew
says all this will come to pass. Why,
that will be before the occurrence of
the next presidential election, and
where will the Republican party stand
in that issne with all “the mines, fur-
naces, mills and factories in full opera-
tion” under a tariff which its leaders
have said would bring general disaster
and calamity upon the industries of the
country ? They have made MoKiNLEY-
1sM their main, and in fact, their only
issue, and what show will they have in
a presidential contest that will find
McKiNLevism dead and buried? The
WarcHMAN bas for some time been en-
tertaining a doubt whether the Repub-
licans will venture to put a candidate
in the field in 1896, upon finding their
tariff prop so completely knocked from
under them. They are evidently reach-
ing out for a substitute issue on the
cilvei Yyucotiouy but if tbo) vamuur db
better in that line than the $40 per
capita currency plankin their Penunsyl-
vania platform they had better drop
tion that will be injurious to business. |
Surely no unsettlement of industrial
operations will attend a movement to |
supply our furnaces and factories with
untaxed ore and coal, and our farmers
with cheaper fencing material.
Candidate Hastings allows} himself
to be affected by a groundless fear
about tariff agitation. The few things
necessary to be done to remedy defects
in the present law require no agitation. |
The business instinct of the counury |
will not be long in recognizing the pol-
icy of lower tariffs. That there will be
further reductions in time cannot be
doubted, but that will come as a natur-
al consequence.
——A Republican, somewhat jubi-
lant over the Maine election,jwas heard
say on Tuesday, *‘as Maine goes co
goes the union.” If we are not mie-
taken Maine went for HARrRIsON two
years ago and the union didn’t go that
way by a darned sight. It is always
a strong Republican State, and if it
was a little stronger that way than
usual last Monday it was because it
stood Tom Reep and his friends in
hand to make an especially strong
effort for the benefit of his presidential
boom, the same as in the case of Ver
mont, where the Republicans made an
extra effort in the interest of their ma-
ple sugar. A special influence) had its
effect in both States. ;
——Republicans who admit that
there will be some improvement in
business, qualify the admission by say-
ing that it won’t be what it was} under
the McKinLey tariff. There is just
where the general satisfaction should
come in. Who would want a continua-
tion of the wreck and ruin of business
that prevailed during the closing year
of the McKiNLEYI1sM ? The condition
of business we are about to have will
not be what it was during the past
twelve months, and that is the reason
why we should all rejoice.
——We must advise candidate
HastiNas to take along with him in
his calamity itinerary a copy of
CuauNcey Depew’s remarks on the
business prospect. By reading it to
i his audiences after his set speech it
would relieve the dolorous pitch of his
remarks, and prevent his hearers from
being thrown into unnecessary con-
sternation by the fear that everything
is going to the ‘‘demnition bow-wows.”
their organization and hitch onto the
Populists at once, which one of their
Senators has already done.
Mr. Depew talks like a sensible man
in regard to the Democratic tariff, not
| being willing to sacrifice his reputation
for sagacity and foresight by indulging
in the clap-trap of the Republican lead:
ers about the ruin it will bring upon
the industries. It is otherwise with
McKINLEY, who is going through the
country orating about the ‘deadly
blows aimed at the industries” by
Democratic tariff legislation, and de-
claring that prosperity can never re-
turn as long as the present tariff is in
| operation. McKINLEY knows that the
success of this tariff will make him a
dead duck in the political puddle, and
for selfish party reasons he is trying
to create the impression that it is not
going to be a success, his puny efforts
being exerted to retard the returning
tide of prosperity. Hastings has un-
dertaken the same hopeless task, but
how foolish are their endeavors in view
of the fact that business is reviving in
every quarter, and, as Mr. Depew says,
“in less than two years mines, furnaces,
mills and factories will be in full opera-
Every man in the district who
wants a fair, unbiased and prompt
judge to preside over our courts, will
vote for C. M. Bower. No one denies
that he hasevery qualification to make
a model judge, and the people will be
wise to take no chances in this matter.
They have the opportunity now of se-
curing upon the bench one who will
do honor to the position. Let them
make up their minds at the beginning
of the contest to vote only for the best
man, and they are sure to elect BowER
by an overwhelming majority.
——You don’t have many more days
left in which to pay your taxes. This
is a matter that young men, why
voted on age last fall, should look
to at once. There are no circum-
stances under which they can vote
again until they pay a State or county
tax. #
——Since wool has advanced five |
cents a pound under the operations of
a Democratic tariff. Republicar pa-
pers have quit quoting the price, or
make up their report in some obscure
corner where they hope no farmer will
see 1t,
The Republican Leaders are Scared.
That the Republican leaders of Penn-
sylvania are not as confident of the
big majority in the State as they are in
the habit of boasting of, is sufficiently
shown by the preparations they are
making to exert every effort in the
campaiga. Candidate HasTiNGs spent
several days in Philadelphia mapping
out his plan of operations, which is to
include a speech in every county in the
State, and will require extraordinary
effort. This exertion would seem to
be unnecessary for a candidate whose
friends are boasting of a majority that
will run into the huadreds of thous-
ands. .
In addition to this great amount of
speech-making on the part of the can-
didate help is to be enlisted from other
States. Guns of no less caliber than
Senator SHERMAN, Governor MoKin-
LEY and THoMAS B. REED will be heard
thundering in the campaign, a waste
of ammunition, one should think, in
the programme for the election of a
Governor who is said to be sure of a
fabulous majority.
But the fact is that the Republican
leaders of Pennsylvania are scared.
Their actions give the lie to their as-
sumed assurance of a tidal wave. They
see that they will not have the advan-
tage they had a year ago, and in last
February, when in the distress of the
hard times and the confused popular
impression as to the cause of them,
they had no difficulty in deluding many
unwary voters into the belief that the
blame rested with the Democrats,
They know that this deception cannot
be practiced again to the same extent
since the public mind has learned to
comprehend the fact that the business
depression had its origin in Republi
can legislation and administration, and
ig beginning to experience the reviving
effect of a Democratic tariff. More-
ye Woy huuw abo poisvual Srengin
of the Democratic candidate for Gover-
nor, and the influence it will exert,
particularly in Philadelphia, and are
alarmed at the evidences of a united
and ecthused Democratic party, instead
of the disjointed and nerveless opposi-
tion which they have been accustomed
to encounter 1n this State.
For these reasons the Republican
leaders are bestirring themselves like
men who know that they have a hard
job ahead of them, and these are the
reasons that should encourage the
Democrats to make it as hard for
them as possible.
More Pension Revision.
The overhauling which the prac.
tice in the Pension Bureau is under-
going is exposing some very question-
able procedures. For example, cases
have been found when pensioners were
deserters from the rebel army and re
ceived wounds in the rebel service pre-
vious to deserting to the union side,
and haye been put on the pension rolls
in consideration of the injuries sustain-
ed in fighting against the union. One
of these cases is that of LoNis PErLES,
who admitted that the disability for
for which hereceived his pension was
incurred while he was serving in the
confederate army.
Another case was found, that of
Miro OsteErHOUT, who deserted and
joined the confederate army and was
recaptured by the union forces while.
he was in the arms against the govern.
ment. Had he been shot, as he de-
served to be for his desertion,
it would have been a proper ending
of his career ; but he was held in pris-
on for awhile, and released in June,
1865, and he now turns up on the pen-
sion rolls. As the Democratic man-
agers of the Pension Bureau can-
not see why a deserter, who went over
to the enemy and fought against the
union, should have a pension for such
service, his name has been dropped
from the rolls,
Another class of objectionable pen-
sioners, that have been discovered and
are being dropped, are rebel soldiers
who left the confederate army and
came over to the union forces near the
close of the war when it was well
known that the confederate cause was
hopeless, ’
Atter the pension rolls have under-
| gone thorough Democratic revision
they will really become rolls of honor,
and much money will be saved to in-
crease, if necessary, the pensions of de-
serving veterans.
They Should Keep Thelr Noses Out.
From the Pittsburg Post.
If, as reported, the English have sent
a commission to this country to investi-
gate cases of American lynching, they
should be sent back under the laws ex-
cluding undersirable and obnoxious
immigrants. Among those at the head
of the movement is the ‘Rt. Hon. the
Duke of Argyle, K. G., K. T., what-
ever that may mean, with many clergy-
men and Tory members of parliament.
These people, it intent on measures of
philanthropy, can find plenty to do at
home. Their inter-meddling in a mat-
ter which all Americans deplore, and
will right in their wn way, is a piece of
impudence that deserves rebuke. It
will impede the efforts of Americans to
put an end to the lynchings. The recent
proclamation of the governor of Ten-
nessee and the prompt action of the au-
thorities at Memphis are worth more
than all the Engiishmen in creation are
capable of accomplishing. No people
relishes its sore spots being pointed out
by a jealous rival that has plenty of
wrongs at home to attend to.
The Last Pensioner.
From the Altoona Times.
‘Who will be the last survivor of the
thousands of Union soldiers who went
forth to battle in the sixties ? When
will the clods of earth fall upon his
coffin ? Estimates that have been made
show that it is likely that the last sur-
vivor will die about the year 1951. The
Revolutionary war had a representative
on earth up to the year 1869, when
Daniel Bakeman, at the age of 109
years and a soldier of the memorable
struggle for independence, passed away
at the town of Freedom, in New York
state. He had survived the close of the
war, in 1783, by eighty-six years. The
same limit after 1865, the close of the
civil war, would place 1951 as the time
when the last Union soldier would go
to join the thousands who died beside
him on the battlefield as well as the
vast host that dropped out of the ranks
one by one in the days of peace that
followed the great struggle. What a
distinction it will be—-that of the last
survivor !
Yes, It Will Bear Repetition,
From the DuBois Express,
When ¢‘red headed and hopeful”
AVM UUvper was Vbutisewa wf tha Ra
publican State committee he sent out,
about three weeks before the fall elec-
tion, a request to the ministers of Penn-
sylvania to preach a special sermon on
the Sunday previous to election on “The
Dangers which Threatened the Christ-
ian Sabbath.” The reason for this was
that somewhere on the Democratic tick-
et was a man who was supposed to be un-
friendly to and who advocated the repeal
of the Sunday laws. Many of the preach-
ers obeyed the request and more than
one sermon on the subject was preached
in DuBois, If the ministers were con-
scientious they will either hunt up their
old sermon snd preach it over again
or preach a new one. The subject is as
pertinent now as it was on the previous
occasion. Walter Lyon, the Republi-
can candidate for Lieutenant Governor.
has worked bard to secure the repeal of
the Sunday laws.
Possibly It is Smoke from the Factory
Fires Rekindled Under the New
From the Lancaster Intelligencer.
The misty condition of the atmos:
phere now prevailing throughout the
country is attracting much attention
and causing macy learned buat foggy
remarks from scientific persons, who
seem to know no more about it than
the rest of us, They say this haze
may be the smoke of forest fires, and so
it may, but it doesn’t smell very
smoky. In 1874, when there not so
many forests burning, it suited the
scientific men to say that we were
passing through the tail of a comet,
and in 1883 a big volcanic eruption in
the East Indies was made the handy
cause of hazy red sunsets which lasted
for several years. The fact is that it is
hazy and we don’t know how or why
any more than we know how or
why fire burns.
A ——
They Are Out of Date.
From the Pittsburg Post.
The Republicans did not increase
their vote in Maine. Their large ma-
jority results from Democratic absentee-
ism. The combine of Democratic sena-
tors, or rather alleged Democrats that
dilly-dallied with the tariff bill sent
over from the house is responsible for
what appears to be a big Republican
gain. McKinleyism is weaker to-day
in Maine, asin all other parts of the
country, than it ever was. That will
be shown, let the issue of its revival
once be presented by the Republicans.
Maine and Vermont belong to the order
of states that grow little in politics or
anything else. They are back num-
Are They Trying to Shake Quay?
From the Altoona Tribune.
The American people ought to be
able to govern themselves by this time.
In short they should be in a situation to
give the political ‘boss’ a long vacation
while they assume the management of
their own affairs. Such a new departure
would be followed by certain very desir-
able and highly necessary reforms.
‘When will it be taken ?
D0 you read the WATCHMAN,
Spawls from the Keystone;
—A train near Pottsville struck: and
killed John Serback..
—The Schuylkill County Fair opened: at
Orwigsburg Tuesday.
—John Van Gerdon, of Milford commit
ted suicide by shooting.
—Bad water has caused an epidemic of
typhoid fever at Pottsville.
—The Farmers: Bank at Lebanon: will
be chartered a national bank,
—A large number of the schools in
Pennsylvania opened Monday.
—Extensive thieving is being practiced
in some sections of Bedford county,
—Tomatoes are-selling for only 18 cents
a bushel in Belleville, Mifflin county.
—In a mine breach filled with water at
Pottsville, John Paulitz was drowned.
—Hopewell was made a borough at the
recent term of the Bedford county court,
—The Clearfield:tannery is turning out
10,000 hides for a. leather firm in Sweden.
—Stepping in frent of a locomotive at
Sunbury, little €lara Johnson was cut in
—The Lutherans of Glasgow, Cambria
county, have called a minister named
—G. W. Wilson has been appointed post.
master at Millbank, vice 8. R. Grace; re.
—Daniel Boger has been appointed post.
master at East Point, vice Henry Gleck er,
—Juniata county will conduct a fair this
fall. About $3,000 will be given away in
—The Indiana. County Agricultural s0-
ciety is holding its annual fair at Indiana
this week.
—There are 175 eriminal cases to be tried
at the September term of court in Clear-
field county.
—George W. Morton is soon to establish
and edit the Lehighton and Weissport
Evening Journal,
—One Bedford county farmer has just
lost 111 chickens and three turkeys, the
victims of skunks.
—Pension Attorney William E. Stone,
Mechanicsburg, is in jail charged with
receiving illegal fees.
—Little Katie Burnett stumbled and
fell on the boardwalk at Harrisburg and
died soon afterward.
—United States Pension Agent W. B.
Stone was arrested at Harrisburg for tak.
inh extortionate fees.
—The Tri-Weekly Record, edited by John
W. Parker, in Mahanoy City, has been
changed into a daily.
—Jacob Bender and Robert Roberts,
were dangerously injured by a fall of rock
at Cornwall ore banks. $
—An alleged embezzler, George Thomp.
son, who was captured at Selinsgrove, is
now in Williamsport jail.
+ —Accidentally turning on the gas in his
room, Harry Hassler, a Chambersburg
printer, was asphixiated.
—George H. Hoffman, of Philadelphia®
has secured a clerkship in the State De-
partment at Harrisburg.
has been re-elected chairman of the Re,
publican county committee.
—At a Sheriff’s sale in York the Edison
Company bought for $26,000 the Westin g"
house Electric Light plant.
—The Allegheny annual conference of
the United Brethren church, will convene
at Conemaugh on the 19th inst.
—The trial of William Webber, who
murdered his father-in-law, Justus Klem-
mer, at Reading, began Monday.
—The reunion of the 49th regiment
Pennsylvania volunteers will be held at
Middleburg October 16th and 17th.
—Charged by 13 year-old Annie Jacoby
with a criminal offense, Levi Arnold,
aged 70 years, is in Wilkesbarre jail.
—The Colonel Thomas J. Stewart Cam p,
Sons of Veterans, was mustered into the
division at Royersford Saturday night.
—A reunion of the VanScoyocs of
Adams, Blair and Cambria counties was
held at Rhododendron park yesterday.
—An escaped lunatic, John Cupper,
was captured at Lebanon, and will be re.
turned to the South Mountain Asylum .
—One misstep from a car at Pittsburg
threw Mrs. Eleanor Scott, of Marsville,
Mo., under the train and she was killed.
Wanted at Rochester, N.Y, for the al*
leged murder of John McGraw, James W.
Brown, of Olean, was captured Sunday at
—A large majority of the depositors of
the closed Second National Bank, of Al
toona, have agreed to wait some months
for their cash.
—A railway company is negotiating for
the purchase of the Perkiomen turnpike
upon which to build a trolly from Read-
ing to Pottstown.
—For fishing with 11 other men on his
own farm, in Clay township, Lancaster
county, Isaac Eberly was arrested. They
had seined five bushel of fish at a haul.
—John Roche, a clerk in the Bowman
house at Harrisburg, walked in his sleep
and fell out of a third story window Sun.
day morning. He died shortly afterwar d.
—St. Clair's Borough Council has grant.
ed rights of way to the Pottsville Trace.
tion Company’s trolley line. The line
will extend over Broad Mountain to Gile
—The Patriot says: “Hastings has laid
himself open to charges of plagiarizing
every Republican orator who ever made a
speech and every Republican newspaper
that ever printed an editorial.”
—At Horatio the miners are moving
back into the company houses again, a
compromise having been effected be tween
the miners and the company, and the
men are going to work as fast as places
can be found for them.
—The Democratic congressional confer.
ence for the sixteenth district of P ennsyl.
vania will convene at the Park hotel, that
city, Wednesday evening, September 12
W. H. Holloway, Esq., Lycoming’s candi.
date, has not yet named his conferrees.
—Editor Nissley of the Tyrone Times
was relieved of several suits of clothes
and a pair of shoes by some burglars dux*
ing his absence from home last week,
This is the second time. Bro. Nissley has
been robbed of his wearing appa rel and
he is getting used to it.