Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, July 19, 1895, Image 1

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Ink Slings.
—OId general humidity bad his forces
lined up in good style on Wednesday.
—Dog days will begin on Sunday and
last until August 27th. Like the tin
can this period iz bound to oc-cur.
—1It is’nt always a desire to know the
time that prompts a man to glance at
the clocks on the stocking of a trim
. girl. a
—1It is getting pretty bad when Gov-
ernor HASTINGS has to send political
missionaries into Centre county to keep
it in line for him. x
—Republican papers are sorely off for
something to fill space with when they
begin to accuse President CLEVELAND |
of launching a third term boom.
—Gossip, a recently established even-
ing paper in DuBaige, has suspended.
Can it be that there was not enough to
. talk about over there or is that town so
good that it wouldn’t read Gossip ?
—Factional fights among the Repub-
licans elected a Democratic Governor in
Pennsylvania in 1882 and assisted in the
election of a Democratic President two
years later. The same cause was large-
ly responsible for PATTISON’S election
Political considerations more than |
judioial qualifications were the control-
Debasing Use of the Judiciary.
i Singular Republican Claims.
There is something amusing in the
arguments that are being used and the
ling influence in the appointmeiit of | claims set up by the opposite factions
court, from
the new superior judges. It was more | in the Quay and Hasrines fight.
a matter of politics than of law.
It is no exaggeration to say that
everything connected with this new
the inception of the bill
that created it to the selection of the
material to fill its bench, had but slight
connection with the legal and judicial
necessities of the State.
There was po urgent need for a new
court of that grade, but it appeared to
the politicians of the Republican party
that a new batch of judgeships would
furnish places for Republican lawyers
who had to be provided for, and would
The supporters of the old boss are
recounting the service be has rendered
the party, and gre declaring it a shame
that there should be any opposition to
a leader who has been so serviceable.
But what is the kind of service they
put to his credit, and for which they
say he is entitled to the gratitude of his
party and his State ? They claim that
his obstructive tactics delayed, if it did
not entirely prevent. the passage of the
WiLsox tariff bill,
Now let us see how much good he
did the State by his course in that mat-
Hard Up for an Explanation. :
The supporters of the McKINLEY
policy are driven to desperate straits
by the prosperois condition of the
country. Instead of the financial die-
tress and business prostration, which
they predicted as the result of a Demo-
cratic tariffe, they find their calamitous
prophesy reputed by an easy financial
condition and a revival of activity in
every branch of industry. They are
abashed by such a sequel to their
calamity howl.
Upon the first dawn of the industrial
restoration, following in the wake of
the WiLsoN bill, they endeavored to
make light of the reports of factories
resuming work and wages increasing.
They represented it as being merely
The Tale of Two Tariffs.
From the New York Evening Post, July 8.
March 7, 1891, two| May 61895,
mills closed. wages increas.
ed. .
March 12,1891, nail| May 19 '
factory idle some time. | 1895, wages of
2,200 men in-
creased 10 per
March 19, Too May 14,|
works closed. 95, wagesin-
October 25, 1891, | creased 10 per
scrapers’ wages reduc- |cent. 5000
ed over $10 per month ; | men affected.
ladlemen’s 30 cents per
Spawls from the Keystose.
—Slot machines at Royersford have
been shut up.
—There are 15 men in Luzerne County
Jail charged with murder.
—Osceola Clearfield county, a town of
3000 population, bas no dentist.
—Brisk work in coal mines have started
the Jeansville shops on full time. *
—Falling headlong into a mine shaft at
Shamokin, Martin Balkers was killed.
—The Lewistown Free Press has been
sold by W. W. Trout to S. R. Frysinger.
—Overcome by sulphuric fumes from a
blast, John H. Whitman dropped dead at
—Sebastian Wurl, of Allegheny, suc-
ceeded after two efforts in ending his life
with poison. :
—A detail of the Third Brigade went to
Mt Gretna yesterday to arrange for the
—Rabbi A. M. Bloch, of Knoxville,
Tenn., has been chosen pastor of the
Easton synagogue. !
.—To kill his dog a Shenandoah miner
tied a stick of dynamite- to "it, blowing
the canine to pieces.
—The Grand Divison, Sons of Temper.
ance, of Pennsylvania, will meet at
Jeanesville July 24.
—DBishop Dubbs officiated at the dedica.
tion at South Easton of the new United
Evangelical Church.
—The survivors of the 62nd, 1o0lst, and
102nd regiments, hold a reunion at Clar-
ion on ‘July 36th.
—Egey Lazze confesses that he was the
footpad who attacked Robert Kennedy at
Pottstown and is in jail.
—Little Charles Hawk, son of Samue,
also serviceably fit in with the party ter, and (o what extent he is entitled | the invention of Democratic news April 10, 1892. 50
in 1892. Form your own conclusion as | machinery. lo the gratitude of its people for that|,pipers, But when this could no longer hi discharged. Homaat iy in the Le-
to the out come in 1896. : Seven positions on the bench of the | line of action! be successfully denied they attributed August 6, 1892, two | La Yor While Int oe
—Eight thousand gallons of claret | Superior court, with annual salaries His ousiraetion prolonged the de- | the Improvement to the effect of last | furnaces closed. eS Ln si 1%
were squirted on a fire in a San Fran- | Of $7500 for each incumbent, were | pression caused by the Republican year's election “and the hope thereby LUCY FURNACES, PITT3BURG) PA. fell 40 feet and was fatally hurt.
cisco winery one day last week, and | valuable prizes that could be turned to | fiscal and financial policy. It ‘helped Inspired among manufacturers that | March 19, 1891, 0ne| Ma y 14,| —Patrick Green of Carbondale, made an
even that was'nt enough to extinguish | political . account, and the appoint- | to continue the disordered condition of | the McKiNLEY tariff would be restored. | furnace closed. 1895, wages in- Sian at oi) his lifeat Potts.
the flames. 'Twere better that that | ments he so distributed as to secure | business and the depression of labor,| Bat the absurdity of this became so May ib 1891, two | creased I0 per | ville by drinking laudanum.
wineshould bave been, disposed, of in/| delegates for the Governor in the next | by delaying the definite settlement of apparent that they were forced to re- tne: 15, 1892 on Pr my er
such a way than have it kindle fires | State: Convention, and assist in pro- | tariff measures. This delay was in- | sort to another line of reaconing, and | one furnace idle oe ing Railread train at 4 street crossing.
that would eventually consume the hu- | moting his future political designs. sisted upon by him, and was caused by | now they claim that the Republicans | time. - ° —The quarterly meeting of the Father
man beings who would have drunk it. Accordingly it is eeen that the vew | his obstruction, not merely in the; for- | are intitled to the credit for the good | ge 2 1891, Mathew Temperance Societies in a Le-
judges have been appointed, not with | mative stages ot the tariff bill, but for | which the WiLsox tariff is doing the | WOTKS closed. bien district wil be at Audenreid July
having bought one thousand tons of | 82Y regard to their legal qualifications, months after it had substantially as- | country. They represent thakif it had | LOCHIEL IRON WORKS, HARRISBURG, PA.
; Late y _| —William Bell, of Minersville, fell over
steel from an Ohio firm seems almost | but in conformity with a close calcu- [sumed the shape in which it was final: not been for the efforts of Republican March 28, 1891, June, 1895, | an embankment on the Pennsylvania
incomprehensible when Mr. McKINLEY | lation as to the effect the appoint. | iy passed, aad under which tbe ‘indus. | Congressmen to defeat obstruct | Works closed. Wages Increas- | Railrond near that place and was fatally
has been so staunch an advocate of | ments will have in securing delegates | tries, and wages, and business general | that measure there is no telling what 5 ed 10 per cast, | 1njured.
; y s : : ’ : 4 9 r INION i > PA. —As the result of a quarrel at Cole
keeping our bome industries exclusive- | who will work in the interest of Hasr- | ly, ste now undergoing the most 28 fe fos rade would have put into LOWER iy MILLS, PITTSBURG, PA Crock. Mehenns Counts, o Man nari
ly for ourselves. It isa wonder thathe | 1NG3 as against Quay. It is regarded | tonishing revival. itfor the destruction of the industries May 1, 1892, wages| May 14, | Button dangerously shot young Leo
y : g 8 : ; Z ans :
don’t sue out an injunction to prohibit | by the Governor's faction asa great| The State, which he misrepreseated, | and the ruin of the country. It hav. | of 150 men reduced, 7511895, Wages In- | Philips.
English manufacturers from flooding his | tactical achievement that the new | 10st millions by the postponement of ing turned out to beso beneficial a | Pl8ckemiths accepted | creased 10 per| _, respite from August 1 to November
g : : g x : : the industrial toration in which | measure, i it f thei iti cut of 20 per cent ; | cent. 5 was granted by the Governor to Frank
Biate with thei» gold. jadgeships were so mapipniaied inthe mavurial restoration in 2 renin Spite of thelr QPPOSINON | 75 ammermen struck’ | Bezek, the Lackawanna County mur-
Luzerne and Lackawanna counties as | QUAY took the leading part. It can |and evil predictions, they would now | ~ August 11, 1892, re- docer.
to make their delegations solid in the | hardly be calculated what his obstruc- | like to make it appear that 1t is not to hatin si 10 per cent —Charged by the 14-year-old daughter
HasTINGS interests, and the appoint. | 40D cost the working people by delay- | be attributed to the Democrats. By a Pen of James Mahen with a serious crime,
ments were handled in other parts of | ing the resumption of work and ic- | singular system of logic they advance young Evan Brabson, of Lancaster, bas
: Aria : Fe 113 i : been arrested.
the State with a similar object. crease of wages that were awaiting the he clai m that because they did all From the Delavars County Demonrat. DS stan Wt ti tates
The history of no country can show | Passage of the Democratic tariff bill, t ey could to defeat the Wirsox tarift Ex-Senator Cooper in his Media foot, caused death by blood poisoning of
such a debasing use of the judicial of. |8nd which immediately followed its | its good effects are to be entirely ascrib- American says, ‘The factional quarrels | Jerome Bixler's daughter at Millerstown,
fice. No other high public function- | €nactment. This revival would have | ed to.them. ? in the Republican party of Pennsyl-| clinton county.
in 1890 and again helped CLEVELAND
—The impudence (?) of England's
—It ie singular the way the currency
question has almost ceased to be a ques-
tion. The jump-at-ccnclusion people
of this country saw only one cause for
the business depression, just ended, and
that, the currency question. Business
has revived, however, and gold and sil-
ver are rarely mentioned. People are
EE ———————————
Signs of the Times.
vania in 1881-82 lost us [the Republi- | A Coroner's jury has held James Kane
too busy to think anything and
the question has seemingly adjusted it-
self. :
—The Republican party in the Unit-
‘ed States cannot aftord to allow such a
sagacious, shrewd politician as Mr.
QUAY to be defeated by a triumvirate
of fly-by-night leaders. MARTIN, MA-
GEE and HASTINGS might succeed in
feeding Pennsylvania Republicans
enough flapdoodle to carry the State in
the present fight, but a fool’s diet won't
make fool's out of people all the time
and it would not take long to see what
a bad exchange it would be to throw
QUAY down for the “hog combine.”
ary, but Daxigr HarTsMaN Hastings,
Governor of Pennsylvania, ever gave
the judicial ermine such a hauling
through tbe dirty cesspool! of partisan
The people ehould have something
to say about this degradation of the
judicial office, and the Democratic
party of the State should help them to
say it by making such nominations as
will give them a chance to vote for the
very best candidates for the superior
Christian Development.
The growth of the Christian En:
started in six months sooner, and the
ter off, if it had not been for the ob-
structive methode of Quay with rela-
tion to the tariff, which his supporters
are parading as being highly meritor-
ioug, but which really made him a
pestilent nuisance to the substantial
interests of his State.
and worthy of reward shows how the
Republican conception of the public
interest and welfare has become de-
moralized and perverted. In Quay's
case his supporters want the people to
working people, as well as the business '
people, would be correspondingly bet- |
Such an idea of what is creditable
This claim won't stand the test of
reasonable examination. If they would
have had their way not a duty ona
single article would have been reduced,
but it is geen that in those industries
in which the dutiess were cut down
thirty, forty and even fifty per cent,
each as steel, iron, woolen, and cotton
fabrics, tin and a number of other
articles that might be mentioned, the
revival is the most marked and the in-
| crease grows the greatest. When it
appears that the restoration of pros-
| perity is the most pronounced in the
line of manufacturers from which the
| largest amount of duty was remoy d, it
cans] the Governorship in 1882 and the
Presidency in 1884,” and “The faction-
al quarrels in the Republican party of
Pennsylvania in 1890 lost us the Gover-
norship and in 1892 the Presidency,”
and then adds this query, ‘Will the
history of 1884 and 1892 be repeated in
1896 ?”’
To this we answer Yes, with only
this qualification, namely, that the
signs of the times indicate the election
of a Democratic President next year,
whether the Republicans shall continue
these factional quarrels or not.
a ————— —————————
Scratching the Wrong Head.
From the Lancaster Intelligencer.
We see it gravely stated in a Bos-
ton newspaper that ‘whenever you
responsible for the death of James Rior-
dan, who was killed in a drunken row at
Pottsville July 4.
—The citizens of Indiana and West In,
diana are to vote at the coming general
election on the question of consolidating
the two boroughs,
—It is estimated that in the valley. be.
tween Jersey Shore and Williamsport, 12
miles long, 500,000 bushels of wheat were
harvested this month.
—The father of William Webber visited
the young murderer in Reading Jail
Monday and learned from his son that he
expected to escape the gallows.
—Pottstown saloonkeepers complain
thate the trolley roads greatly injure
their business by taking all convival men
to neighboring parks every night.
deavor Society is one of the phenom- | be grateful to him for condu ) ise ai ithhat | Scratch the head 0f a strong man you
y g or conduct that was | is singular logic that would creditAhat discover the marks of New Eugland {| —The Pennsylvania Railroad Monday
fal manifesbitiony of winetesnis oth: injurious to them, and it would not be result to Republican opposition to the | training.” Which leads a ribald con- | began the construction of an iron bridge
tury christianity. That portion of the surprising if the HasTiNGs supporters, | reduction of duties. | temporary in San Francisco to single | on the Trenton Cut Off, near Bridgeport,
public, entirely too large, that is indif- as a set off to the Quay claim, should , A ——— | out the Hon. Jobn Lawrence Sulli- | where a trolley car broke down {he
ferent to religious movements, had no represent the public as being under ob- ‘van as a living proof of this sage obser- | wooden bridge recently.
—The hot summer season is the one
during which the greatest care should
be taken of the human organism. Re-
member that fevers are the direct result
Inequit able Sunday Regulations.
of abused constitutions and are the cer-
tain punishment of neglect of self. It
is a moral duty for every one to pre-
servo his health and thus add to the gen-
eral healtbfulness of the community in
which you reside. Don’t run risks of
any sort. Doctors are in no immediate
danger of starving and the world would
gladly pension them all if its permanent
freedom from disease could be securnd
—The murderous assault on M.
STAMBULOFF, ex-premier of Bulgaria,
on the streets at Sofia, on Monday, is
only another evjdence of the deep seat-
ed animosities and vindictive spirits of
what might be called only semi-civiliz-
ed countries. That such an attack could
have been made in broad daylight on
one of the busiest thoroughfares of that
city is not so surprising as was the evi-
dent collusion of the police with the con-
spirators with whom they did not inter-
fere. In this country if we disagree
with the methods of a politician we
don’t murder him, we simply vote him
into political obscurity, don’t we Mr.
'—The window glass workers in con-
vention at Pittsburg, on Tuesday, came
to the conclusion that too many appren-
tices are taken into their business to
make it profitable as it has been in days
past. Such a conclusion is a most
natural one and that association is aboat
the only one in existence with an or-
ganization complete enough to relieve
itself ot such a trouble. All avenues
of trade are crowded now-a-days and
skill in operatives has as much to do in
business success as competition in trade.
The window glass workers are in a posi-
tion to protect themselves from the dap-
ger of there being an over supply of
workmen, but their standard must be
kept up else their organization will fall.
conception of the exten to which this
line of christian endeavor
veloped, until the recent meeting of
the Society in Boston arrested their at-
tention and gave them an idea of its
numerical strength.
It is computed that fifty thousand
‘Endeavorers were present at that meet.
ing, from all parts of the United States
and Canada, as representatives of this
spiritual organization, and that its
total strength amounts to twowand a
balf millions, which on an average
would give about one member to every
five families. This precentage is great-
er than can be shown to exist in con.
nection with any other religious or
moral agency, outside of church or.
ganizations, and judging from the zeal
and energy ‘of the Endeavor Society,
there is every prozpect of its further
enlargement. : ——
It was supposed: by a certain class
of observers that christianity is losing
ground in consequence of the attacks
of agnostics, free thinkers and otber
kinds of infidels, and is being sapped
by the enervation of those who profess
The Boston meeting
shows the fallacy of this supposition.
Such a manifestation as that of the
Christian Endeavor Society shows al-
most the energy and zeal of those who
founded the religion of Christ.
its doctrine.
SS N—————.
The reports of railroad earnings
for the last half year show a gain of
$12,250,000, while the same roads dur-
ing the year previous
lost $74,500,000. The gain thus shown
gives no reason for surprise, for it
merely shows the effect that better
fiscal laws, in pursuance of Democratic ! working people? The Democratic tarift
policy, lmve on the business prosperity policy has succeeded, and in this world
of the country.
ligations to the Governor for having
saddled an increased number of office
holders, with enlarged salaries, ’on the
shoulders of the tixpavers, and for
having sacrificed private and public
business interests for the advantage of
monopolistic combinations like the
Standard oil company.
Such a claim for Hastings would
not be more absurd and oftensive to
the good sense of the people than the
claim that is set up for Quay.
—-—Some people are desirious to know
who is attending to the gubernatorial
business of Ohio while Governor Mc-
KINLEY is running about the country
attending to his presidential boom.
There was never a similar case within
the knowledge of this or any other
generation. © For more than a year the
Governor of Ohio has been what may
road in pursuit of ao object in no
way connected with his official duties,
while the Lord knows who is attend-
ing to the business of the office to
which he wae elected. The example
he is eetting is not only unusual, but
it is disgraceful, both as an exhibition
of aeglect of duty and as an unseemly
scramble for the presidential office.
——There is no more talk of “the
army of the unemployed.” [Industrial
activity has taken the place of tariff
discussion ; the whistle of the factory
engine and the rattle of the loom have
silenced the protection yawpand calam-
ity bowl of the Republican orator.
When 400,000 workmen have had
their wages raised since the lst of
April, is it any wonder that content-
ment is returning to the ranks of the
nothing succeeds like success.
be called a political tramp, out on the
They are having quite a time in
denies to the comwon working man
his glass ot beer on that day, or his
pitcher of that beverage for his Sun:
day dinner, while no restraint is placed
upon the aristocratic drinker who can
afford to slake his thirst with cham-
pagae or that kind of high priced tip
ple. Every beer saloon on the first
day of the week has a guard of police-
men to prevent common imbibers from
slipping in at the back door, while the
wealthy {requenters of the Waldorf or
Delmonico’s can order their wines,
and other choice liquors without stint
or restriction. : :
This is an unfair and unjust regula-
tion. It ‘is offensive because it dis
criminates. between the indulgence of
two classes of people. "The one is
given entire liberty, the other is har-
rassed by restraint and subjected to
police interference. It is not surpris.
ing that this has created great dis-
content and indignation among those
who are thus discriminated against,
and that a sentiment has been aroused
that demands the repeal of such a law.
The efficacy of laws that are intend.
ed to promote morality by compulsion
is as doubtful as the efficacy of com-
pulsary education laws, or of any en-
actments that are intended to effect an
object uy the restraint of personal
liberty or the mvasion of private rights.
But if laws are to be passed to restrain
or prevent the drinking of liquor they
should not be so framed and enforced
that one class can have all the liquor
it wants while another is prevented
from indulging in even a glass of beer.
——Read the WATCHMAN.
New York city over the enforcement |
of an inequitabic Sunday law which
vation. The marksjupon; Mr. Sullivan's
erstwhile fist-defying conk may not
be of the design intended by the” Bos-
ton man when he made his philosoph-
ical remark as to phrenology ; but
i's safe to believe that they are just
the eort designed by the Hon. James
J. Corbett in that noteworthy contest
in New Orleans not so long'ago.
A Congressman to be Proud of (?)
From the DuBoise Express.
Congressman W. C. Arnold aud C.
W. Redfern passed on Brady street in
front of P. S, Weber's store this after.
noon. Redfern spoke to Arnold as they
passed. Araold called back aud told
Redfern not to speak to him again and
weut into the post office. Redfern wait
ed for him and when he came out ask-
ed him what he meant. Arnold got ex-
cited and began to call names, make
threats and shake his fist. Jerry Sul-
livan was sitting on a step near by and
rushed between the altercators and ad-
vised Arnold to keep cool. Arnold
heeded the. advice and walked away.
No blood was spilled but the scene
amused the spectators.
Where the Difference Comes In.
From the Williamsport Sun.
The deficit of over $1,000,000 in the
state treasury affects the people of
Pennsylvania far more than the defi.
cit in the national treasury. The
latter can be made good by increased
revenue from imports, but the former
cannot be repaired without increased
taxation of the people of the state. Ac-
cording to McKinley's view, the for
eigner pays the tax on imports.
How About This Mr, Dale ?
From the Altoona Times.
We quite agree with a contemporary
that Governor Hastings has not much
cause to fear for the success of his
candidacy in Centre 8ounty. The Gov-
ernor’s popularity among his friends
in that section is undoubted and his
neighbors there have no intention of
| forsaking him in his battle with the
| junior Senator.
—The Philadelphia company which is
opening a new coal mine at Hastings, will
erect 1,000 coke ovens. It is proposed to
equip the mine with electric light and
maghinery driven by electric power.
—The governor recently signed a bill
which makes it unnecessary hereafter to
have the approval of a grand jury to in-
corporate boroughs. The business is now
placed wholly in the hands of the
—Two of the oldest people in Western
Pennsylvania live within eight miles of
Marienville. They are Mrs. McClaskey, "
aged 106 years. and Mr. McLaughlin, aged
101. Both Jive near Crown, Clarion
—A recent issue of the Clearfield Repul-
tican said : Ata family gathering in the
home of Wm. A. Terpe, at Redfern this
county, last week, there was present
Asaph Kirk, of Grampain, the head of five
generations of his family.
—A recent issue of the Tionesta Findi
cator said: A #hower of small toads came
down with the rain in the vicinity ot the
railroad depot on Thursday evening last.
A similar occurrence is also reported at
several points on Tionesta creek.
—William Marphy, the DuBois lad who
accidently shot himself through the
lungs several days ago, 18 recovering, al-
though he was given up at first by the
physicians. James Murphy, a brother,
was shot through the head a few years
ago and recovered.
—Secretary Edge, of the agricultural
department, says a mouthful of mouldy
straw will kill a horse in from two to
eleven days, and so dangerous is the poi- \
son that they have been known to die
from the effects of mouldy straw placed
near them, but entirely beyond their
—Stephen Boaler, an umbrella mender,
died at the Wilhamsport almshouse Mon-
day night, aged 59 years. Boaler and his
father, who is 81 years of age, were
known as ‘Moody and Sankey.” They
had a route covering Lycoming, Union,
Snyder, Mifllin, Juniata, Perry and
Dauphin counties which they traversed
for many years. They have walked 96,36)
miles in thirty three years in plying their