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ee ES A MDI rn
8Y RP. GRAY MEEK.
—The University of Pennsylvania can
be justly accused of ‘‘bucking the tiger.”
—Tt is stated by those who areon the
inside that another coal strike is brewing,
What will the Republicans say if it
should materialize soon?
With Harrison, REep, McKIN-
LEY and Cameron all possibilities for
196 the light of “Our DAN" will very
probably retain its affinity for its bushel.
— The collapse of the great Elkhart,
Ind., knitting mills caused by muskrats
under-mining the foundations of the
buildings is another instance of a great
affair razed by a stink.
—The defeated candidate now counts
the fellows who say they voted for him
and concludes that there must have been
fraud in the election board else he would
have been a sure winner.
—Every one of our defeated candidates
are finding consolation, for being left, in
the general slump. They all declare tha,
old satan himself would have been elec.
tel had he been on a Republican ticket
— CAMERON now affirms that he will
not be the candidate of the People’s
party for President. The result of the
last election has convinced him that it is
better to be one of two bosses in a suc-
cessful party than be the only one in a
party that has no following.
—The negotiation of a new loan of
$50,000,000 through the issue of 5 per
cent. bonds, which the government is
forced to consummate,is making the New
York bankers dance with glee. The
former issue was all gobbled up in Goth-
am so quick that most anyone could see
whence the desire for monometalism
— Denver, Col., women of ill fame are
being strangled to death by some un-
known, whose practices resemble the
fatal butcheries of “Jack the Ripper”
in the famous Whitechapel district of
Lecndon. It is as much murder to kill a
lewd woman as any other, but were the
world rid of them all it would be the
happier by far.
In the event of a failure to elect a
President by the usual method in '96
and it becomes necessary to throw the
choice before Congress it is an assured
fact that the Republicans will win.
Democrats, let us begin to guard against
such a condition already. Let us make
the electoral vote go large that there wil]
be no question but that a Demcerat shall
—TIn one end of the city of New York
wea'th and beauty is lavishing every-
thing on high bred competitors at a
horse show, while in the other end of the
game city striking cloak makers are so
near starved that they tumble over one
another in a scramble for bread like
wild animals after a putrified bone.
Verily the one half of the world knows
not how the other half lives.
—Rev. Hicks has lapsed into a state
of innocuous desuetude since he shut
down on the newspapers using his
weather prognostications, He is seldom
heard of anymore and all because bis
name is unknown to the press. The
ephemeral glory of such prophets is all
based on the amount of puffing thatsus-
tains it and, as in this case, there is al-
ways a collapse when that ceases.
— Bellefonte should not allow the Cur-
tin monument project to fall through:
It would be a proper thing for GREGG
Post to take the initiatory step in the
matter and co-operate with the soldier’
orphans of the State, who are anxious tv
help. Let this memorial be erected, but
don’t show the same lack of patriotism
or loving remembrance that New York
has displayed in the erection of the
—The marria ge of General Cassius
M. Cray, eighty years old, of Lex-
ington, Ky., to a sixteen year old domes-
tic in his service was nearly fustrated by
his children. They succeeded in getting
every ons to refuse to marry the couple,
believing their father to be in his dotage.
There can be no doubt that it was a caso
ot dotage for the old man and the girl
doted so much on each other that they
did succeed in getting married on Tues-
—The new steamship St. Louis, which
was launched at CRAMP’S ship yards in
Philadelphia, on Monday, marks the
beginning of an undertaking that prom-
ises to land the United States the leader
STATE RIGHTS AND FEDERAL UNION.
What Ought to Be Done.
We believe that it would be the best
political as well as the best economic
policy for the Democrats, at the next
session of Congress, to finish the tariff
work that was not completed at the
When Republicans are asked what
their victory at the polls will amount
to, as they can’t expect thal it will ex-
punge the tariff bill that has been pass-
ed, or restore the McKINLEY act, they
reply that it will have the effect of pre-
venting further Democratic tariff tink"
It would certainly be a mistake on
the part of the Democrats to allow any
influence to deter them from making
the free list still larger. If during the
coming session they shall remove the
tariff duty from every raw material
used in our industries they will
thereby greatly enlarge the benefits to
be derived from a reformed tariff. They
would also shut the mouths of their
opponents who otherwise will claim
that they benefited the country by in-
terposing a big popular majority
against further Democratic tariff legis-
lation. The country is about taking a
big stride in the direction of industrial
prosperity, and this stride will not on-
ly ve made the greater by a further ex-
tension of the free list, but Democratic
tarift legislation should have undispat-
ed credit tor it. The Republicans
should not be allowed to practice upon
the gullible class with the claim that
they saved the industries by frighten-
ing the Democrats from their intended
We don't know how the Democratic
Senators who were obstructionists in
the last session now teel about it, but
we think that the recent election
should teach them not only that they
made a mistake in the course they pur
sued on the WiLsoxN bill, but that they
can correct that error by giving a
hearty support to the special tarift bills
which are hkely to be presented when
Congress gets together again.
Ambassador Bavarp talked like a
wire man and a good Democrat
when he said, some days ago: ‘‘The
bills for free raw materials should be
pessed immediately, and then the
country will be able to contemplate the
Democratic idea of the tariff in full
working order for two years before an-
other national election rolls around. If
this is done, I have little fear but that
the verdict will be satisfactory in
SL I —————
President Cleveland as a Peace Maker.
The ofter of President CLEVELAND to
act as arbitrator between Caina and
Japan is a most interesting interna
tional episode. The youngest of the
great powers of the world ten-
ders its friendly service for the settle
ment of a conflict between two nations
that were old long before the peace-
maker had attained its national birth
or was even dreamed of by the writers
In this case no one could act as me-
diator with, better grace than the Presi-
dent of the United States. There is no
selfishness at the bottom of the offer.
The purpose is not to gain anything at
the expense of the contending parties.
No consideration of territorial aggran-
dizement acts as the motive. Nothing
bat sentiments of friendship for both
combatants suggests the interposition.
But probably it would be better for
the real interest of China if there
should not be too speedy a termination
of this war, The effete aystem of govern-
ment existing in that country should
be broken up, and the Japs are ina
fair way to do it. Chinese civilization
would be promoted by Japanese con-
quest. The world at large will profit
by the operations of war that will
in the merchant marine of the world. It
is the second largest boat afloat and will |
be a great credit to our country. Tte |
launching was fraught with unusual in- |
terest since ten years ago the building of |
such a ship in this country was an im-
—Uncle Sam has offered to act as |
mediatorin settling the China- Japan war
and China would jump at this chance of
saving her ques were it not for the |
wholesome fear she entertains for Gt.
Britain, whose interests are somewhat
involved. Japan, the upper dog in th®
fight, naturally enough, does not care
for outside adjudication for she thinks
she can settle it herself even if she doe®
have to ‘“settie the hash” of half the
break through and eradicate the Mc-
Kinceyism of the Flowery Kingdom.
A pation that has set about getting
rid of ita own McKiNteyisu should
not be too hasty in interfering with the
Japanese who are breaking down the
wall of exclusion by which China has
been too long surrounded.
Notwithstanding the fact that
the Republicans will have over two-
thirda majority in the next Congress and
have carried the Senate, they will neith-
er repeal nor attempt to repeal the
Wirsox bill, Mark this prediction, and
when prosperity comes be honest
enough to admit that it comes in con
sequence of Democratic legislation,
BELLEFONTE, PA., NOV. 16, 1894.
The effort which Eugland is making
to bring the war between Japan and
China to an end is largely attributable
to English selfishness. She is not en-
titled to credit for a motive higher than
thie. Japanese subjugation of China
would interfere with Eagland’s com-
mercial interest in that country, and
this is a consideration of far more
weight with a character as mercenary
as JouN BuLL than any humanitarian
purpose that might be ascribed to his
action in this matter.
It is announced in the papers in
connection with England's attitude in
this question that its moral phase has
become an incentive to English inter
ference. What rank Pecksniffian stuff
this is. The only morality that Eng-
land recognizes in any question i8
that which yields a profit in pounds
and shillings. A pretty nation to talk
about the moral features of a war
waged against China. The world has
not forgotten that she forced the
Chinese, at the point of the bayonet, to
open their ports to the devilish opium
trade, compelling the sacrifice of health
and life, and the moral degradation of
a defenceless people, in order that some
millions might be added to her Indian
revenue. It was the greatest crime
ever committeed by any oation.
It Jou~ BuLL interposes in the dif-
ficulty between China and Japan it
will be more for the iuterest of his
pocket than the interest of peace.
Something for Them To Think Absut.
The Democratic Senators who in-
tertered with tariff reform and curtailed
the proportions ot the WiLsoN bill,
have now time for a little reflection.
Events should convince them that there
conservatism was of no political bene:
fit either to themselves or to their
party. Senator GorMAN finds that his
extreme golicitude for the protection of
Maryland bituwinous coal and other |
tart tavored iuterests has been toilow-
ed by the most signal defeat that the
Democra:s ever sustaived in Maryland.
Senator Syura’s and MoPHERSON'S
backwardness the tanfl reform
movement has no other reward than
an unusual Republican victory in New
Jersey. BRICE's obstruction of the WiL-
son bill did nct save Ohio from being
carried by an overwhelming Republi-
can majority, while Hiin's and Mur:
PHY'S opposition to a thorough tariff
reform measure can show no better con-
sequence than a complete deteat of the
Democratic party in their State. They
ought to be convinced by these occur-
rences that the attitude of conserva-
tiem they assumed on the tariff ques-
tion was of no political bevefit to them-
selves personally, and of no advantage
to their party.
That their course was greatly inju-
rious to the Democratic party in the ef-
fect it produced in the recent election
cannot be questioned. If there had been
such united action upon the WiLson bill
as would have passed it in the shape in
which it came from the House, who
can doubt that the party would have
been stronger in the contest it was call-
ed upon to wage at the polls in defence
of its tariff measure? If the House
bill had been promptly concurred in
by the Democratic majority in the Sen-
ate, and that reform measure, un-
shorn of its original features, had been
passed in April instead of in August,
can it be questioned that there would
have been such a revival in trade dur-
ing the sammer as would bave nullified
the influence of the calamity howl up-
on the jackaes vote ? But the dissen-
gion caused by toe Democratic Sena-
torial obstructionists, the opportunity
thus given the Republicans to preju-
dice the public mind against the pur-
pose of the tariff reformers, the dis-
gust infused into a large proportion of
Democrats by the retrogression from
original provisions of the bill, and the
delay which put the new tariff in oper-
ation at the end of the summer instead
| of at the beginning of spring, were cir-
| cumstancs that conspired to impair the
| Democratic vote when the people came
| to pass judgment on the new ta riff
: No cne can be so blind as not to be
able to see that Democratic action in
| reforming the tariff was faulty in oot
being thorough and prompt enough.
- Had it been carried out to the full ex-
"tent of the platform programme, ful
filling the party promise; had it been
only, there would probably not have
been less of a lunatic demonstration
against it at the polls, but in the four
years during which it would have re-
mained unalterable it would have fully
demonstrated and vindicated the wise
and beneficent quality of a thorough
Democratic tariff. The question of
its continuance could have been
safely left to the future.
One of the most noticeable things in
American politics is the fanticism of
the Republican party. No other than
a fanatical attachment to their
party, and a disposition to support
it, right or wrong, can be assigned as
the motive that actuates the mass of
Republican voters. This affords the
only explanation of their political con.
Nowhere is there a more astonish-
ing display of this spirit than in Penn:
gylvania. Here Republican fanaticism
ghows itself in its most rampant atti-
The conditions produced in this
State by uninterrupted Republican su-
premacy are enough to excite the dis-
approval and arouse the opposition of
citizens who have any feeling whatever
for the reputation of the State and for
the integrity of its government. For
years its politics have been subjected
to the absolute control of two polit-
ical bosses ofiuferior mental ability and
defective public morality. For years
these two machine politicians have
been the undisputed masters of the par-
ty, controlling its legislatures, domina-
ting its conventions, dictating the
choice ot its candidates and selecting
only such as they could use. For
years the State has been humiliated by
the inferior presence of these two men
in the United” States Senate, as its
representatives. The policy of the
| State government has been 80 directed
ané legislation so managed that provis-
ions of the constitution intended for
the public benefit could be nullified,
Corporate interests have been given
the first consideration. No interfer
ence with railroad discrimination has
been permitted. Care has been taken
to emasculate such legislation as has
been allowed to be enacted for the pro-
tection of labor in the payment of
wages. The State money has been
placed where it would do preferred
banks aod favored individuals the
moet good. Unequal taxation has
been maintained for the advantage of
capital at theexpense of the farming
community. In every feature of State
administration and legislation there is
undisputable evidence of a design to
make Republican government of Penn-
sylvania a government of machine pol-
iticians, by machine politicians and
for machine politicians.
The dullest citizen cannot be blind
to these self-evideut facts, And yet, at
an election in which their party leaders
contemptuously ignored the popular
interests 1nvolved in State government,
the Republicans ot Pennsylvania roil-
ed up their biggest majority. It is true
that their vote was swelled by the im-
beciles who were frightened by the ca-
lamity howl, but the bulk of that vote
is due to the fanatical spirit that per-
vades and actuates the Republican
party, blinding its members to the
abuses inherent in its policy and neces-
garily resulting from the character of
Can This Be True.
A gentleman from this town who
visited Philadelphia the Saturday pre-
ceding the election, tells us that in
conversation with a noted Republican
politician of that city, he was told that
the effort of Mr. SINGERLY and others
to punish repeaters, ballot-box thieves,
rascally election officers and fraudulent
registration assessors, would be defeat-
ed and that the mooey offered as re
wards by the Record would be taken
and given to those committing these
offences. Oa inquiring how this could
be done he was told that the Republi
can combine, had already arranged to
arrest and convict enough persons to
claim all awards offered and that assoon
as Gen. HASTINGS was eworn in par
dons would be secured for the persons
convicted, and the money received as
awards for conviction, would be hand-
ed over to them as premiums for keep
ing quiet and doing this kind of
We doubt if Gen, Hzstinas could be
used to make such a conspiracy suc-
cessful, but give the story for what it is
worth and let the future show how
made absolutely a tariff for revenue
much of truth there is in it.
Read and Be Comforted.
From the York Gazette.
Many Republicans, now, that the
first flush of victory is past, are taking
a very sensible view of the situation.
They appreciate the fact that the
great extent of the victory proves that
it does not indicate a permanent move-
ment of a body of voters from one
party over to the other, but merely in-
dicates that there is a large and ever-
increasing independent element among
The people, those who do not take
an active part in politics, and those
who do are comparatively few, look on
parties from the outside as it were, and
measure their usefulness not only by
the principles which they stand for
but by what they do and the way they
do it, and 1t is no uncommon thing for
men who have firm faith ia the princi-
ples of a party to aesist in ousting that
party from power because perhaps it
does not appear to be true to its princi-
ples or because it has gotten into fool-
ish or dishonest hands or for some oth-
er good reason, the idea being that the
cause for which the party works is ben-
efitted in the end.
It isa common thing to hear a Re-
publican remark since the election, that
this defeat did the Democrats more
good than a victory would have done,
and it is apparent that outside of the
personal loss to the members of the
party whose term of office ends with
this Congress or who failed of election,
the party has lost nothing.
With President Cleveland to disap-
prove of any improper legislation there
is no likelihood of anything being done
nationally which is not in line with
Democratic principles, and if the pro-
per corrections and additions are made
to the Wilson bill during the coming
session and the country prospers under
the influence of the Wilson bill, the
Republicang freely admit that the
chances are against them in the '96
campaign, for the history of this coun
try shows that the prestige of a victory
really lasts two years and really counts
Pennsylvania Political Facts.
Complete returns from every one of
the 204 legislative districts of the state
gives the Repulicans 48 members of
the senate and tbe Democrats 7. In
the house the Republicans have 177
members and the Democrats 27. These
figures are not liable to change as they
are based on the official count in all
but a few counties. The next legisla-
ture will stand 220 Republicans to 34
Democrats, a Republican majority on
joint ballot of 186, a giin of '96 on the
general assembly of 1893.
A REPUBLICAN’S BIG MAJORITY FOR STATE
Centre....... 455%..c000ee 3409
OFFICIAL VOTE FOR PRESIDENT JUDGE.
Following is the official vote for Presi-
dent Judge "in this district, Nov. 6,
Love, R. Bower, D. Ames, Pro.
Centre,...c..cconud 4388... coo. d31errrieire nse rer ens3400e
Huntingdon.....3 806... veeees 2206.0 cciererierensss 208 un
8084 6614 633
Love's plurality, 1470, majority, 837.
ARNOLD WINS OVER WILLIAMZ,
The return judges of the congreesion-
al district met in Clearfied Tuesday
and made the following return :
+ 4538...00 4160
Col. McClure Says Bellefonte for a Cur-
From the Pittsburg Post.
Colonel McClure thinks Peansylvania
can afford two monuments to the late
ex-Governor Curtin, He would have
one erected at Bellefonte, in which the
veteran soldiers and soldiers’ orphans
should be the most active participanis.
The other monument, on a grander
scale, the colonel would have either at
Gettysburg or Philadelphia, and by
the voluntary contributions of our pa-
triotic people. From the country’s ex
perience in the way of moouments to
its departed sages and heroes, we think
the best thing would be to limit the at-
tempt to one monument. It took
Philadelphia a good many years to
raise mouey for the McClellan statue,
and the modest sum of $20,000 was all
that was gathered.
A A EESTI]
01d Time Democracy.
From the Hollidaysburg Standard.
At a recent Democratic meeting
held at Beech Creek, Clinton county,
the venerable James Linn was chosen
president. Mr. Linn has voted the
Democratic ticket for seventy years,
and has never missed an election. His
first vote was cast for Andrew Jackson,
for whom he voted three times. Mr.
Lion is now 1v his 92d year; but be
was able to walk two and one-half
miles to attend the Democratic rally,
and contributed his share of encour-
agemect to the spread of the principles
which he has given a lifelong suppori.
What an example for his weaker
brethren and for later generations is af-
forded by the life of this aged vet:
Spawls from the Keystone,
—The Altoona board of trade has re-
—Carbondale is crying out against its
—Heavy snows are reported from vari.
ous parts of Pennsylvania.
—The Huntingdon county teachers’ in.
stitute is in session this week.
—W ith carbolic acid Mrs. Emma Tate,
of Hanover, committed suicide.
—Blazing gas in a mine near Pottsville
fatally burned Oswald Lavengood.
—There are close on to 14,000 foreign
born citizens in Clearfield county.
—A Schuylkill County juror was sent to
jail tor appearing in the jury box intoxi-
—Lehigh Valley cars, at Wilkesbarre,
cut to pieces Brakeman William Carpen-
—Thrown from his wagon, at Columbia,
ex-Fire Chief William Yeamish was in-
—The trial of Catharine Mazoritas for
the murder of her child began at Wilkes-
—Tinplate manufacturers in Western
Pennsylvania are opposed to arbitrating
the wage dispute.
—Jersey Shore Presbyterians have de-
cided (0 purchase a $2,000 pipe organ for
their new church.
—Mrs. A. M. Kizer has been appointed
fourth class postmaster at Kizer’s, vice
N. A. Kizer, deceased.
—Fireman Douglass Mitchell was knock-
ed from a locomotive by a fallen tree,
near Montrose, and killed.
—Colonel Robert G. Ingersoll lectured
in the Eleventh avenue opera house, Ale
toona, on Tuesday evening.
—The Young Women’s Christian Asso-
ciation of Pennsylvania ended its conven.
tion at Scranton on Sunday.
— A mine car near St.Clair Monday crush-
ed lifeless Louis Wuensch, who had only
been married a few weeks.
—An aged prisoner in Lebanon jail,
Fri'z Wahl, hanged himself, but was cut
down before life was extinct.
—Within a fow months 300 pounds of
butter have been stolen from the Mono-
cacy Creamery, near Reading.
—For making counterfeit nickels at
Pottsville, John Cheatam was nabbed and
sent to Philadelphia Monday.
—The printers’ strike at Williamsport
is declared off. The strike lasted six
months and twenty-three days.
—Since Friday last Oscar Chance has
been strangely absent from Chester, and
his family is anxious as to his safety.
— Nearly all the 725 public school teach-
ers in Schuylkill County attended their
institute at Pottsville which opened Mon-
—Attorney General Hensel will be one
of the instructors at the Lancaster Coun.
ty teachers’ institute, which opened Mon.
—Lutheran Synod of the Lebanon Con-
ference met Monday at Ashland, Rev.
Lewars, of Annville, making the opening
—John Williams. an aged resident of
Lock Haven, was found dead on the floor
of his bed room Monday morning. He
was 88 years old.
—There is now in course of erection at
the Altoona shops a new passenger 10co-
motive which is expected to cover one
hundred miles an hour without any
— Trustees of Fredericksburg Seminary
met Monday at Reading, but did not
agree to turn over the in-titution to Esh.-
erite Evangelicals. They will meet to-
—Hon. A. A. Barker had the misfortune
the other day to tall off the steps at the
residence of his son, Judge Barker, at
Ebensburg, breaking the ligaments in his
legs. Itis feared he can never walk.
—Charters were granted to the Burial
Association of Pennsylvania, of Lebanon,
to make caskets, etc., for the dead, capi-
tal $1000, and the Falls Creek Water Com-
pany, of Clearfield County, capital $5000.
It is semi-officially announced that W.
N. Bannard, superintendent of the Al-
toona division of the Pennsylvania rail
road, has been tendered and has accepted
the position of superintendent of the Buf-
falo division of the New York Central.
~The citizens of Cherrytree are en-
deavoring to have the name of their post
office changed from Grant to Cherrytree.
The custom of naming towns and their
postoffices differently is very objection.
able, and should be avoided wherever
—The employes of the Juniata shops at
Altoona has received orders to work six
days a week until further notice. Some
of the departments in both the upper and
Jower shops are runningon full time.
The prospects for a general resumption
on full time in the near future are said to
—The Warriorsmark correspondent of
the Huntingdon News says: A very re-
markable revival of religion is in progress
at Huntingdon Furnace under the efficient
guidance of Rev. Hugh Strain, of the
Methodist Episcopal church. About 35
conversions are reported and more earn.
—The Williamsport Gazette says that the
Spruce Run Park association opened
their club house October 22 and found
bears so plenty they concluded to hunt
nothing but bear until they would be-
come scarce. Up to November 1 they had
killed five and expect to more tham dou-
ble that record before they commence to
shoot deer and other game.
—The DuBois Courier saysitis not yet
the middle of November, and already
more than a foot of snow has fallen, and
out along the road between DuBois and
Luthersburg it is piled up in drifts as is,
usual in January and Febrmary. There
js not much snow in the reads, however,
asit hagall fallen in mud and has been
pretty well stirred up and worn out.
~J. W. Gartland, of Altoona, is with.
out doubt the champion corn husker of
Central Pennsylvania, says the 7ribune.
In the fall of 1839 he husked 378 bushels in
30 hours out of the shock and tied his own
fodder and shocked it. The first day he
turned out 148 bushels, the s-cond day
155 and the next half day 75. On last Fri-
day Mr. Gartland husked 112 bushels of
ears for H. M. Hileman, near Allegheny