Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, June 21, 1895, Image 1

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Ink Slings.
—A Patton, Clearfield county, young-
ster recently coughed up a safety pin
that it swallowed seven years ago. It
can be looked for to fall apart now.
—So the Governor has announced
semi-officially that he will veto the re-
ligious garb bill. If so, what will all
the patriotic orders of the Sons of
America have to say about the man
they worked so hard to elect?
—Police Inspector MCLAUGHLIN, of
New York, has been sentenced to two
years and a half imprisonment in Sing
Sing for being caught in the LExow
drag net. Wonder if this will strike
terror to any Philadelphia copper hearts.
—Mr. QUAY seems to have the new
Republican State combine where the
hair is short. What, with making
himself chairman of the State committee
and chairman of the State convention,
will there be left for DAN and CHARLEY
and DAvE?
—MARrTIN and PorRTER have both
decided that they will curry popular
favor by boosting Governor HASTINGS
for President in 1896. QuUAY’s little
McKINLEY game is thus to be offset, if
possible, and give the Philadelphia
leaders control of the Pennsylvania dele-
gation for what there is in it.
third woman to have the degree of
L.L.D. conferred upon her. If it ef-
fects her as the honor did MARIA
both of whom died soon after they at-
tained it, the world will not be illumin-
ed by FrANcis’ light much longer.
—A Tyrone milk dealer has arranged
to give all his customers a picnic in a
grove near his dairy to-day. The grove
that the picnic will be held in is right
on the edge of a lime stone quarry.
‘What a foolish fellow he is, why every
one of his cus tomers will tumble to the
way he makes milk when they see the
—In Washington squirrels have be-
come such a pest that the State board of
health, at Seattle, is taking measures to
inoculate them with some contagious
disease and thus rid the country of them.
In Centre county they have become so
scarce that a fellow almost has to inocu-
late himself with a witch stone before
he can find any.
—CARL BRowWNE has married the
goddess of peace of the Coxey army
and it is very likely that the law will
hustle him off to jail. Not for marrying
the fair Miss CoxEyY, but for other mis-
demeanors of which he is already con-
victed: CARL did’nt know his business !
very well, else he would have made
good tracks over Ohio's good roads and
left old General CoxEY to pay his bail
bond, before he had an opportunity to
throw it up.
—The opening of the Baltic-North
sea canal at Kiel, on Tuesday, shows
what enterprise foreign cities put into
an undertaking to procure better agents
of transportation. The new ship canal
connects the North, or German, and the
Baltic seas making a more direct route
east by cutting across the German prov-
ince of Sleswick. This gigantic under-
taking, the consummation of which fol-
lows so closely on that of the English
Manchester ship canal, should be care-
fully studied by Philadelphians who
want a better harbor. The people of
this latter city already have a fairly
navigable river, which with a little
cleaning out would make it possible for
boats of any draught to enter that port.
—The time has come when the Demo
crats of Centre county must settle down
to work. It seems early to talk about a
political fight that is to come off in
November. but in our present condition
it is none too early to effect a thorough
organization that will get the party to-
gether. What isneeded most by the
Democracy of Centre county is a vig-
orous aggressive attack on Republi-
canism. These “still hunt” campaigns
have proven themselves more of a still
hunt than was desired and some of our
candidates last fall are still hunting for
a majority that never came. If we are
to win, let us have enthusiasm. Let us
get into the fight right, then there will
be no question as to where we will come
—Trouble continues for the Republi-
can state administration. To get
LovELL out of Love's road last fall he
was promised the appointment as Judge
in the prospective district of Mifflin and
Huntingdon counties, when Centre
would be cut off under a new apportion-
ment. The new district has been made
but now Mr. OrLADY, of Huntingdon,
a particular friend of the Governors,
with accent on the particular, has
bobbed up and demands the appoint-
ment of ex-Senator McKN1GHET WIL-
LIAMSON to the bench. How HASTINGS
proposes settling this little trouble very
few will be able to tell, but suffice it to
say some one will be added to the ever
growing army of fellows who have sour-
ed on DAN since last tall,
VOL. 40
NO. 25.
The Howl No Longer Heard.
There isn’t even an echo left of the
calamity how! that resounded through
the land a year ago. It served its pur-
pose ; it swelled Republican majorities
to absurdly colossal proportions; it
filled State Legislatures with lawmak-
ers who were a burlesque upon the
name ; it put Hastings and other raw
statesmen into high official positions;
but the howl has died off into silence
that would be oppressive if it were not
relieved by the hum of revived indus-
In view of the fact that since the
first of April the wages of nearly 300,-
000 workmen have been raised, we can
hardly believe that only a year ago
some people were howling about the
ruin and distress that the Democratic
tariff had brought upon the laboring
class, charging it with having produc-
ed such a disastrous effect even before
it had gone into operation.
From 1890 to 1894, the period dur-
ing which the McKINLEY tariff was
operating, such a thing as the raising
of workingmen’s wages was unknown,
but there were numerous reductions,
with strikes and disturbances in con-
sequence ; but now every branch of
production is showing advances of from
10 to 25 per cent. in the pay of the la-
borer ; mills and factories that had col-
lapsed under a stroke of McKINLEY
paralysis have been revived and are
furnishing regular employment, and
whether the view is extended to the
steel mills, the tinplate plants, the iron
furnaces, the coal mines, the coke
ovens, the cotton and woolen factories,
or the railroad operations, full-time
work and increased wages are seen to
be the accompaniments of the Demo-
cratic tariff:
While it can bardly be believed, in
view of such a change, that scarcely
a year has passed since the calamity
howlers were loose in the land, one
can’t help wondering what dodge they
will resort to next to make the igno-
rant believe that the Democrats have
ruined the country.
Secret Conspirators.
The publication of the roster of
Council No. 8, of the American Protec-
tive Association, at Youngstown, Ohio,
divulges the dangerous character of
the A. P. A. It contained a transcript
of the proceedings for several months,
and the names of many prominent cit-
izens who were members.
All the obnoxious ear-marks of a
secret and oath-bound organization
were apparent. The evidences upon
the face of it proved that it was intend-
ed to exert not only a sectarian and
political influence, but also designed to
secure official appointments and busi-
ness preferences for its members. The
minutes of the meetings showed that
the agency of the boycott was
employed against business men who
were the objects of A. P. A. hostility.
It is easy to see what an engine of
mischief and disturbance such a clan-
destine organization can be made to be.
It can be used as a political agency, as
well as an instrument of religious per-
secution, personal proscription and
business injury. Working under-
ground and in the dark, no one can
know where its malignant blows are
going to fall, or who are to be the vic-
tims of its secret hostility. The public
harm it can do has been sufficiently
shown by the character of the legisla-
tion which its influence forced the Leg-
islature of Pennsylvania to exact, and
there are traces of the same influence
in the legislation of other States. It is
no injustice to say that the A. P. A. is
an organization that is dangerous to
this Republic.
——With the issue of last week our
contemporary, the Centre Democrat,
donned an entirely new dress and
made its appearance in an exception-
ally tidy form. The occasion for the
change was the assumption of abso-
lute ownership of the plant and abso-
lute control of its policy by Mr. Cras,
L. Kurtz, who previous to that issue
was merely lessee of the paper. We
congratulate Mr. Kurtz on the suc-
cess that has warranted him in pur-
chasing the Democrat and assure its
patrons that he will now be able to
give them the product of his own abili-
ty as a journalist and not be hampered
by nagging stock-holders.
Clerical Falsehood.
There are some preachers who con-
sider it a part of their religious duty to
lie about President CrLeveLanp. False-
hood should not be a clerical trait, and
it ie particularly reprehensible when
aimed at the head of the government.
Some months ago, at a denomina-
tional convention in New England, a
clergyman, who was prominent in the
proceedings, made the charge that Mr.
CreveELAND had been intoxicated on
certain public occasions which he
named. There were no doubt clerical
hypocrits present who rolled up their
eyes in holy horror over this assertion
that the chief executive of the nation
had been drunk. But it was a lie, cut
out of the whole cloth, and when it got
into the newspapers it drew forth in-
digoant denials from eminent gentle
men who were present on the occasions
mentioned by the slanderous preacher,
and had an opportunity of observing
the condition of the President then
and there. Even the New York Sun,
which never before missed a chance to
speak ill-naturedly of Mr. CLEVELAND,
stigmatized it as a groundless slander.
This clergyman deserved but little
pity for the humiliation be had to suf
fer in being forced to crawfish out of
the charge he had so recklessly
As if this case was not a sufficient
warning to preachers inclined to lie
about the President, a clergyman in
Wilmington, Delaware, last week, hyp-
ocritically deplored, in a public ad-
dress, that Mr. CLEVELAND was guilty
of the sin of fishing on Sunday. Mr.
THURBER, the President's private secre-
tary, promptly denounced this state-
ment as being a falsehood, and the
public can feel assured of the truth of
Mr. THurBER's denial. The accusing
preacher excuses his statement by say-
ing that he got his information from a
newspaper, but the scribbling of an ir-
responsible newsmonger, appearing no
doubt in a partisan sheet, was a pretty
source of information upon which a
conscientious clergyman should feel
justified in making a public charge
against the President of the United
There was never a public man who
was go villainously lied about as Gro-
VER CLEVELAND, and it is not much to
the credit of the clerical profession
that some of his meanest villifiers have
been found in that quarter.
An Objectionable Name.
The new county of Quay was evi-
dently christened with the object of
complimenting the Republican boss.
With such a name it ought to be a
strong Republican county, but it ap-
pears that a majority of its voters are
Democrats, the towns and townships
composing it having given WiLLiam
M. SiNeerLy 1200 majority at the
last state election.
It is doubtful whether the majority
in a Democratic county can feel com-
fortable with the name which a gang
of Republican legislative lick-spittals
have attached toit. They are likely
to ask how the man for whom their
county is named deserved such an
honor ? It will puzzle them to see
why a politician who never did a cred-
itable thing, never performed aby act
that benefited the State, but did a
great deal to corrupt its politics and
debauch its public service, should]
have a county named after him ?
This thought may in time have its
eftect in the minds of the majority in
this new county, and when the condi-
tion of the Legislature is favorable,
which it is eure to be some time, they
may ask to have the stigma of Quay’s
name removed from their county and
another name, more creditable,
substituted. It would be a stinging
rebuke to the Republican boss, but not
more severe than such a political char-
acter would deserve.
Isn't it a nice commentary on Penn-
sylvania’s appreciation of public worth
that it should have a Quay county
while none can be found on the map
of the State bearing Jackson's heroic
name ?
—— Such is the disrepute of the re-
cent State Legislature, and the odium
that attaches to its members, that it
any of them should be candidates for
re-election it will be their policy to try
to prove an alibi.
Liquor and Politics.
Ex-President HarrisoN struck a
lucky streak recently when as the suc-
cessful attorney in a will case in In-
diana he won a fee of $15,000. To
show that he is not avaricious for big
fees, and as an illustration of how ex-
ceedingly good he is in his moral dis’
position, it is being reported by his
admirers that he refuseed a fee of
$10,000 from the liquor league of
Indiana for his professional service in
fighting the NicHoLsoN temperance
law. 3
If Mr. HarRrIsON sincerely believes
in compulsory temperance laws he was
justifiable in declining to be the at-
torney for the liquor men against such
alaw, but if the object of his friends, 1n
parading his goodness, is to produce
political effect they should be careful
not to make too much parade of this
case. The liquor men have votes, and
the Republican managers are always
willing to make a dicker with them be-
fore an election. Bragging about Mr.
HarrisoN's extreme morality in turn-
ing a cold shoulder on the liquor inter-
est may turn out to be as poor politics
as BurcHARD'S remark about “rum.”
There is one defect that is particu-
larly observable in the morality of Re-
publican politics. The party assumes
to be greatly opposed to the liquor
evil, yet there is never an election that
the leaders don’t enter into a negotia-
tion for the liquor vote, and they sel-
dom have honesty enough to live up to
the promises they make to secure that
influence. Last fall, in this State, in-
ducements were held out that secured
the votes of the liquor men for Hast-
1N6's and the Republican state ticket:
et. An attempt to put a tax on beer
was the kind of gratitude returned for
that support. It is bad enough to en-
ter into a political bargain with the Ii-
quor people, but to cheat them in the
deal is downright meanness.
Ru ———————
Silver Trouble,
It is amusing to see the efforts of Re-
publican organs to make it appear that
An Indian Babe Died.
From the Lewistown Sentinel,
A year old son of White Horse and
Julia Big Thunder, who formed part
of Pawnee Bill’s Indian troupe, died
Saturday evening before the show had
left here for Harrisburg. The child
had been ill with pneumonia for a
week or ten days and wherever the
show stopped physicians were sum-
moned to treat it. Dr. Harshbarger
was one of the physicians summoned
here. As a final resort an Indian doc-
tor wae called, who, it is said, opened
the skin in the back of the babe’s neck
and sucked out about a thimble full of
blood. He claimed the little one’s
sickness was caused by too much
blood in the neck. Itis also said that
when the Indians went bathing in the
river, on their arrival Saturday morn-
ing, the little invalid was taken in and
tossed about in the chilly waters. In
spite of all this precautionary treat-
ment it died. The whole tribe was
greatly affected by the death, and be-
fore the departure of the train they
gathered in the open place on this side
of the Junction, and placing the little
corpse on the ground, they built a
camp-fire and around it indulged in
weird incantations until it was neces-
sary to get on the train, and were stili
singing their death songz when the
train moved away.
Of the funeral the Harrisburg Pa-
triot, of Monday, says: The party
reached Harrisburg early yesterday
morning and arrangements were made
at once for the funeral. Undertaker
Mauk was given charge of the ar-
rangements. He procured a small
coffin covered with red cloth with a
yellow figure. At one o'clock the fun-
eral'party left the show grounds at
Sixth and Maclay streets for the cem-
etery. A small white hearse contain-
ing the coffin headed the procession.
Then came an old Conestoga wagon
with a band of music and three In-
dians. This was followed by a stage
coach, much the worse for wear, bear-
ing Indian men, women and children,
about twenty in all. A party of Mex-
icans on horseback brought up the
rear of the procession.
The funeral
Sixth street to State and thence to the
cemetery. Here the mourners were
greeted by about 5,000 people curious
to witness the ceremony at ‘he grave.
It required a squad of police to keep
back the crowd so the Indians could
' gater around the last resting place of
little “Charlie.”” The mourners formed
it is only the Democrats that are be-
ing troubled by the silver question.
Nothing could exceed the trouble
which the
aspirants are having in trying to devise
Republican presidential .
some way in which they may be able ;
to straddle silver.
There is certainly trouble ahead
when national chairman Carter
comes east and tells the “grand old
party” leaders that if they don’t put a
free eilver and unlimited coinage plank
in their platform they will lose every
elector west of the Mississippi river.
Right here in Pennsylvania there
are plenty of CameroN Republicans
who are red-hot for free silver and will
vote the Populist ticket, with Jor
SIBLEY on it for President, if their
party does not nominate a silver man.
Ob, no—the Republicans are’nt hav-
ing any trouble on the silver question
—mnot in the least.
Reciprocal Prosperity.
There seems to be a reciprocal re-
sponse between the different sections
of our country on the great question of
business revival.
The increase of wages that took
place last week in the Howard iron
company’s works at Birmingham,
Alabama, tbe largest iron pipe estab-
lishment in the South, was responded
to, on the very same day, by an equal
advance of 10 per cent., at the mam-
moth works of the Cleveland rolling
mill company, in Ohio, and at the
Chadwich cotton mills, in Utica, N-
Y. It is thus thatthe industries of all
sections simultaneously feel the reviv-
ing effects of Democratic policy.
In these three instances, alone, and
on this one day, it 18 estimated that
over 10,000 workmen were gladdened
by an increase of wages.
——The decision of the supreme
court of Illinois, declaring that the
whiskey trust is an illegal combination,
was a bad set-back for that monop-
oly. Such an incident is no doubt
discouraging to the combination that
monopolizes the whiskey product, but
it ought to come to Pennsylvania for
encouragement. If it would have had
“business” before the Pennsylvania
Legislature, like that other monopoly,
the Standard oil company, it would
have been attended to with enthusiasm
and dispatch, and received the approv-
ing signature of the Governor.
a circle and chanted away the bad
spirit, after which about $15 in coin
| was deposited on the coffin before it
was lowered in the grave. This over
the funeral party returned to the show
grounds. The parents of the child
have gone into mourning for their
babc by cutting off their hair and vow-
ing not to wash themselves for a year.
Their nine-year-old boy will be dis-
carded during the period of mourning
and allowed to shift for himself. All
their affection will be centered on their
dead child.
in Centennial Shape All
From the Philadelphia Times.
Centennial periods are adjusting
themselves throughout the State and
quite a number are in the outcrop for
this year. Bellefonte has just observ-
ed the close of its first hundred years,
while the counties of Lycoming and
Somerset are engaged in great prepara-
tions for the centennial event in their
history, to be celebrated the first week
in July,
Then comes the centennial anniver-
sary of the city of Erie next September.
Since Commodore Perry won his signal
naval victory on Lake Erie, September
10, 1813, with a fleet of vessels fitted
out from timber grown in sight of the
tower on Erie's City Hall, that day bas
been selected as the central date of the
anniversary. Nor will Mad Anthony
Wayne, who died in December, 1796,
in the old block house, be forgotten in
the memorials.
Erie isa thriving and prosperous
city, with extensive iron and steel in-
terests and a lake commerce of the
first importance. It was a pioneer out-
post in 1795. v
It Isn't Going to be Howled Down
From the Pittsburg Post.
The Gazette taking a hint from the
sagacious and truth-loving statesman,
John Dalzell, says ‘wages are being ad-
vanced mostly in the protected indus-
tries.” Admit it. Does it prove the
calamity howlers the greater liars, for it
was in the protected industries they pro-
claimed everlasting ruin, idleness or
starvation wages? The McKinleyites
in the face of existing conditions in this
country are wabbling about like luna-
tics. Their explanation doesn’t explain.
Although the reminiscence is against
some of our Democratic friends, their
position is a good deal like that of Gen-
eral Tom Ewing when he ran for gov-
ernor of Ohio against “Calico” Foster
on the eve of specie resumption. The
Democrats protested there could be no
specie resumption, and the threat of it
would entail endless disasters on the
country. The trouble was that resump-
tion came right along when General
Ewing was talking in this way, and
‘Calico Charley’’ beat the boots out of
him. So it is now with the calamity
howling about the Wilson tarift. In-
stead of calamity there is prospei:
and the Republican explanation doesn’t
explain. :
cortege moved down
Spawls from the Keystone,
—Grasshoppers are eating the cabbage
in Schuylkill county.
—Reading’s public bath house is not
free, as was proposed.
—Lebanon Republicans elected B. F.
Hean county chairman.
—The Pennsylvania State Teachers’
Association will meet at Mt. Gretna on
July 20.
—A thief stole the cash register from
the Carson Hotel, at Lenni, Delaware
—Failing eyesight induced aged Joseph
Koch, of Allentown, to drown himself in
the river.
—Fire-fighters have not yet subdued
the disastrous forest flames in the region
of Bradford.
—Burglars blew open the safe in the
Pennsylvania Railroad station at Glen
Lyon, and got $25.
—A. W. Held has been appointed fourth
class postmaster at Harrity, vice Edward
Raber, resigned.
—The widely-known musician Mrs:
Kate O. Lippa, has secured a divorce at
Allegheny City.
—A Lehigh Valley train passing through
the woods at Ricketts, near Wilkesbarre,
ran down a big bear.
—Company D, Sixth Regiment, N. G. P.
at Phoenixville, will be disbanded this
week for inefficiency.
—A carefulinvestigation at Audenried
has shown that the town is in no immedi.
ate danger of a
—Petitions are being signed in Schuyl-
kill county asking the Governor not to
sign the Quay County bill.
—Adjutant General Stewart has abol.
ished the practice of loaning National
Guard tents to private fishing parties.
—Jacob Shoemaker, a former inmate of
the State Asylum, shot himself in a grove
on a farm at Windsorville, York county.
—During a fight in the Sinclair House,
Pittston, Monday morning, Daniel Yea-
ger was seriously stabbed by Harry Meis-
—There was a civic demonstration at
Dubois Tuesday night, it being the sev.
enth anniversary of the destructive fire
—The 800 hands employed at the Sharon
Iron Works, at Sharon Tuesday night
made a formal demand for an increase of
—G. O. Stiver is completing a large barn
on his farm near Salona. The structure
is built on high ground, out of the reach
of floods.
~—Pottstown ministers have organized
to check people from going to the parks
on Sunday and to enforce other similar
—Every member of the Franklin county
bar signed the petition urging Judge
John Stewart's appointment as a Super.
ior Court Justice.
—While fighting fire in the Hazle Mines
near Hazleton, John Condy was instantly
killed and Benjamin Leatherhouse prob.
ably fatally injured.
—Miss Sarah Jones, of Wilkesbarre, has
mysteriously disappeared from St. Luke's
Hospital, Bethlehem. Two years ago her
brother disappeared.
—Doylestown’s new angling club has
this oficial title : “Ancient, Reckless and
Independent Order of Prevarieators, or
Zigzag Fishing Club.’
—A Berks county grand jury was for-
bidden by Judge Ermentrout to dine with
the almshouse steward when they went
to investigate his affairs,
—A demented man at Reading ordered
$100 worth of wines ina cafe, and before
being arrested declared he intended to
assassinate several county officials.
—G. R, Berry has been appointed fourth
class postmaster at Galatt, vice W. A.
Wheeler, removed, and 8S. L. Wick at
Moniteau, vice E. S. Sanky, resigned.
—The Cambria county grand jury Mon
day ignored the bill of indictment against
Charles Oswald, of Oley, the boy who last
spring killed his father with a club for
assaulting his mother.
—The Schuylkill county delegation to
the Legislature met in Congressman
Brumm'’s office at Pottsville, Monday to
prepare petitions to the Governor, ask.
ing him to veto the Quay County bill.
—William Barnes, superintendent of
the Altoona division of the Pennsylvania
railroad, has been made superintendent
of the Maryland division and will be suc-
ceeded in the Altoona division by Robert
—Charters were issued at Harrisburg
Monday for the Standard Guard Rail
Fastener Company, of Lancaster, capital
$10,000 ; Globe Steam Heater Company, of
North Wales, Montgomery county, capi-
tal #45,000; Frankford Avenue Building
and Loan Association, Philadelphia.
—The Altoona Sunday News says that a
physician said last week that he had
never known measles to be so prevalent
and estimated that from the beginning of
the epidemic until that time there had
been 3,000 cases in that city. The last
week has probably added several hun-
dred new cases.
—The crop bulletin of the department
ofagriculture reports that the past week
has been generally favorable to crops ex-
cept in the states of Ohio and New York
and portions of New England, where rain
is much needed and drouth is becoming
serious in some sections. Telegraphic re-
ports from Pennsylvania show conditions
generally favorable ; cut worms destruct.
ive; light fruit crop.
—Arrangements are now being made to
perfect the details whereby the much
talked of Beech Creek railroad extension
will be secured. So far have the arrange.
ments been completed that John Me.
Grann, of New York, & well-known rail,
roader, has been in Pittsbuxg for two
days making an estimate of the cost of
construction. His bid will be prepared
within a few days. In all probability the
new road will be leased for a long term of
years to the Vanderbilt system, but it is
being projected by independent eapital..
ists. They reside mainly in New York,
and their names are withel@ until the
contracts are given out. It is said that
with the completion of this extension,
which will be known as the Pittsburg and
Eastern railroad, that several tracts of
undeveloped coal lands will be opened.
One gentleman has a tract of 2,800 acres of
the land, and another has a tract of 1,32