Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, July 26, 1895, Image 1

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Ink Slings.
—AL DALE made the HASTINGS peo-
ple hustle it he did succeed in nothing
else. _
—Roasting ears will soon be here and
humanity will descend to the diet of the
—So the Republicans would like to
is a nice boy, but he wont do for Dis-
trict Attorney of Centre county.
—The girl who did penance for sins
by filling her legs with needles must
have been laboring under a hallucina-
tion of there being need for pin cushions
in keaven.
—It took Philadelphia police a long
time to find out that HoLMEs is an
“arch-fiend”” but now that they know
it they are blaming him for all the mur-
ders they have been unable to account
for in years.
—Trolley parties seem to be all the
rage wherever trolley lines are in opera-
tion. Unfortunately, however, they are
of two kinds. One at which there is
merriment and fun for all ; the other a
sad procession with the victim at its
—The head of the Cuban rebellion is
beginning to be seen again among the
columns of Republican factional fights
that appear daily in the papers. For
o nce the insurgents have been victorious
and of course are dead sure of victory
right off.
—J. L. BaiLey, a Clinton county
Commissioner, has announced to the
world, through the columns of the Lock
Haven Democgat, that he took a bath
in the river Jordan. Some people are
foolish enough to do such things
whether they need it or not.
—AL DALE and Jim ISRAEL, the
Pittsburg Dispatch staff correspondent,
who were both helping QUAY interests
here at the Republican primaries, felt so
bad on Sunday that they went off to
the Cave, and there found a hole
large enough for them hoth to crawl
—The good people of the United
States will have very little concern
whether the new yacht ‘“Defender’’ out-
sails the British “Valkyrie III’ now or
not. There was no necessity for sailing
the craft a trial trip on Sunday and it
would be a lesson never to be forgotten
+ if she should be beaten in the coming
race for the America’s cup.
—Since Attorney General McCog~
MICK has decided thst the compulsory
education law need not go into” effect
until next spring there has been a de-
crease in the valuation of fast Republi-
can legs. “Kid-catchers” will not be
in demand until then and the fellows
who have been in training for the new
offices can puttheir speed to some other
use between now and then.
—The fight goes on and with every
whack the one faction gives the other
Democratic prospects take a step for-
ward. It isto be hoped that there will
not be any foolishness in our party that
will tend to lose the vantage ground we
have gained. If the Democrats improve
the opportunity ‘that the QUAY-
“Combine” fight is affording them seven
Appellate Court judges will more than
likely be the reward.
—The great silver debate between
Senator HoAR and HARVEY, the “Coin’s
Financial School” author, is now going
on in Chicago. They are to talk three
hours each day for a period of ten days.
The former advocates the use of both
gold and eilver, maintained at a parity,
while the latter insists on the efficacy of
free silver coinage at the rate of 16 to 1.
There was no stipulation in the agree-
ment before they began about who is to
pay the funeral expenses of the victims
of the debate. :
who were £0 coolly turned down by the
Republican county convention here, on
Tuesday, have enough good hard sense
to realize that only one man could win
in such a fight, but it will be some time
before they are able to comprehend the
significance of every ward in Bellefonte
instructing for HoovER. Neither ome
of the gentlemen made a fight here,
thinking, of course, the delegates would
be divided but such an arrangement was
* not conducive to the plans of the HasT-
INGS people and they put Bellefonte
where they thought it would do the
most good for them.
—“Combine’’ missionary W. I. FLEM-
ING didn’t like it because we said, in our
last issue, he had been working with
“‘little success.” When trying to set us
right in the matter he swelled himself
up like a toad and said: Why in the
eleven precincts I visited there were on-
ly five QuaY votes polled.” We would
have given him credit for having done
something worth puffing himself about
had the next breath not uttered the ex-
planation of it all. He didn’t seem to
comprehend how he was enuffing his
own light when he announced -that he
hadn’t “even found any one who said
he would be for Quay.”
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NO. 29.
The Republican Ruction.
The fight between the Republican
factions furnishes one of the most re-
markable and interesting spectacles
ever presented in the political arena of
this State.
It is an unexpected eequel to the
unparalleled victory of laét year. A
thunder storm appearing where a
cloud wasn’t to be seen half an hour
before, could not be more astonishing.
The astonishment, however, is confin.
ed to those who are unacquainted with
the causes that bring on such storms.
The one ibat is sweeping through the
Republican camp in Pennsylvania is
caused by the ambition of opposite
bosses to ruc the party. machine.
There ie no other cause for it. Not
a particle of principle is involved in
this contest. Anything like regard for
the public interest has as little to do
with it as concern for their soul's sal-
vation has to do with the movements
of machine politicians.
The disturbance is nothing but a
factional fight, with all the low mo-
tives, tricky intrigues, dirty expedients
and mercenary objects that are patur-
ally and necessarily involved in such a
There is no doubt that this fight has
split the party in two. Which will be
the bigger half of the divided organiza-
tion will be seen when the two fac-
tions have their round up in the State
Convention on the 28th of August.
All the bitterness of factional ani-
mosity is displayed in the contention.
HastiNes has bis headquarters in
Philadelphia, from which the fight is
being conducted in systematic style.
The machinery of a regular campaign
has been put to work. Anti-Quay lit-
erature-is being cireulated and agent,
of the State administration are opera-
ting in every county, making as hot a
fight against the other faction as if
they were engaged in a contest with the
The Governor himself takes a hand
in the unseemly disturbance, letting
himself down from his high position
to become the leader of the less repu-
table of two warring facticns.
Quay is not behind Hastings. in
putting his forces in battle array. The
old Boss ie on the warpath, and if his
Republican enemies don’t lose their
scalps, and DaN's ien’t dangling at his
belt by the time the fight is over, it
won't be his fault.
He also bas his headquarters, his
corps of workers, his organs, his cam-
paign literature, and the necessary
boodle, which is said to be furnished
by Cameron. He is making as lively
a fight as it he was grappling with
Democrats instead of with enemies in
his own party.
He suffers, however, some disadvan-
tage from the factthat Hastings is
prostituting his administration for the
purpose of carrying his ends, , using his
appointing power as a factor in the
contest, and emploving his force of of-
ficial under-strappers as factional in-
struments. For this reason Quay
seems to have most of the active politi-
cians against him, but there is scarcely
a doubt that a majority of the rank
and file of the party are in his favor,
preferring to wear his collar, which
they have become accustomed to,
rather than to put on a new one with
Daxien H. Hastings’ name on it.
That the Republican party of the
State is going to be greatly damaged
by this factional ruction cannot he
doubted. That the State will be the
gainer by it is a matter of just as little
doubt. :
The fact is that the Republican
domination in Pennsylvania has be-
come 80 utterly corrupt, so thoroughly
rotten, eo unspeakably disreputable, so
disgraceful to the good name of the
State, and sq injurious to its material
and moral interests, that it cannot pos-
sibly continue much longer, and no
other end could be more fitting for it
than that it should wind’ up with a
fight among its leaders.
SE ————————————
——After this when members of the
Grand Army of the Republic come
belly-aching around about Democrats
not giving all the offices to old sol-
diere, ask them how it came that every
mother's son of that organization here
in Bellefonte, voted to endorse Gov.
HastiNg’s who vetoed the bill giving
to the veterans of the war the prefer
ence of appointment to positions at
' Harrisburg,
Tic al Waves in Politics.
- Political tidal waves do not appear
to be confined to American politics,
nor does Pennsylvania furnish the on:
ly conspicuous examples of them. They
are having one of unusual sweeping
capacity in the English Parliamentary
elections now in progress, and the Lib
eral party in Great Britain, like the
Democratic party in the United States,
particularly in Pennsylvania, have
learned how it feels to be swept off
their feet by the overwhelming force of
a tidal wave.
Nevertheless, those two parties the
one inthe old world and the other in
the new, are the true representatives of
constitutional liberty and political
progress, notwithstanding occasional
michaps of such dimensions.
The defeat of the English Liberals
appears to be of a real Waterloo char-
acter, but a good deal of the. disaster
may be attributed to their own fault. If
they had taken hold of the home rule
queetion in earnest, and had not pot-
tered with other issues, which affected
the rights of the common people, they
would no doubt have been able to
maintain their Parliamentary major-
ity. But their leaders became weak-
kneed and vacillating at the time when
they should have been bold and ag-
gressive, and in this way lost the popu-
lar confidence.
Their case bears a strong resem-
blance to that of the Democrats of the
United States in respect to the tariff
question. The shirking of the full
peformance of & duty imposed by great
constituencies, in both instances, re-
sulted in giving the popular tide an op-
posite flow.
But in the case of the American
Democrats it can be said that if tariff
reform was not carried out to the ex-
tent demanded by the expression of the
elections in 1890 and 1892, it was due!
to the peculiar eitudtion in the Senate
which enabled a handful of misguided-i
Democrats to defeat the will of the i
party and disappoint the expectations |
of the people. Nevertheless, the peo-
ple beld the great Democratic organ-
ization responsible for the misdeeds of |
the few theeame as the English peo- !
‘ple charge the Liberal party with the
short comings of its ministerial repre-
sentatives, and tidal waves were the
results in both cases.
The tidal wave in Great Britain will |
probably have as demoralizing an ef- |
fect upon the victors as a similar |
sweep has had upon the Pennsylvania
Republicans. They may get to fight-
ing among themselves. Itis scarcely
possible that the heads of SaLisBURY,
Bavrour and CramserrLaiN will be
swelled to the extent of the big-head-
edness displayed by Hastings, MAGEE
and Dave MarTiN, but the over confi-
dence and arrogance inspired by their
sweepiog majority may induce them
to commit rash and imprudent acts
that will cause the English electors to
turn them out of office by as big a
majority as the one by which they
were turned io.
Such an effect produced by the Re-
publican tidal wave in Pennsylvania
would not b&Burprising. In fact it
can be looked for with a considerable
degree of confidence by those who
have reason to hope for it.
Are They Pulling His Political Leg ?
Representative Asks, of Clearfield, is
whispering it around as a public secret,
that in return for his efforts for the:
State Administration ring, he is to be
made the next disbursing clerk of the
Houee of Representative, at Washing:
ton, the position now filled by Mr.
Frank Sxvper-—He/d8T Tsay who is
to give it to him nor does he explain
bow he is to succeed without the back-
ing of bis Congressman. The news-
papers report that Mr. ArvoLp, who
will represent the district and control
its patronage in Congress, is for Quay.
It is scarcely probably that be will se-
lect for the best place he can get one
who is opposing his wishes or is mak-
ing himself obnoxious to his friends,
nor is it likely that Congress will set
ARrNowLD aside and give the patronage
of his district to his political enemies.
Evidently there is some one mixed
badly in this matter, and appearances
show every sign that Mr. AMEs is hav-
ing his political leg pulled to a consid-
erable extent.
A “Slick” and a Dirty Trick.
It shouldn't require much independ-
ence or manhood on the part of the
Republican majority down at Miles-
burg to create a revolt against the
methods of the Bellefonte ring that
would teach'the bosses in this place a
lesson that would be remembered
When the Quay and Hastings war
broke out in this county, u few weeks
ago, it was discovered that Joux Con-
FER, the member of the Republican
county com mittee for Milesburg was a
Quay supporter. This did not suit the
bosses and every influence possible
was brought to bear to have him
change his views, but to no effect. On
Tuesaday ot last week he was notified
by Chairman Gray that he would no
longer be recognized as the committee-
man and that. THoMpsoN Bocas, an
out-and-out HasriNe’s worker, had
been gelected to take his place. This
did not seem to worry CoNFErR much,
but on Saturday evening when the dele-
gate elections were to be held, his
friends, who were Quay backers, rallied
to the polls in such numbers that the
new committeeman, who had been ap-
pointed to carry the district for Hast-
INGS, saw there was no chance for the
success of his candidate, and to pre-
vent the majority from selecting and
instructing the delegates, peremptorily
refused to open the polls or to hold an
election. This of course left the Miles-
burg Republicans—the strongest Re-
publican district in the county
in proportion to its vote—without
a voice~jo the county conven-
tion. eit disfranchised every
Republican voter in that district and
prevented them having any part in
naming a ticket that they will all be
expected to support. It was a trick
the euccess of which the Bellefonte
ring is highly elated over and one
which if perpetrated upon the colored
voters of any election district in the
South would have raised a howl from
the Republican press that would have
been heard all over the country.
What Milesburg Republicans will do
about it we don’t know. We do know,
however, that the little cabal ot young
lawyers in this place, who are running
the Republican politics of the county,
are laughing in their sleeves at how
' “slick” they “done up” the Quay peo-
| ple down there.
A Starting Point.
If the Governor's friends are as anx-
| ious as they pretend to be to ascertain
and prove who furnised and who was
handling the money they allege was
sent to this county in the interest of
QuAY there is an easy way to get on the
track of it. Mr. BENNER Way, ot Ben"
ner township, has publicly boasted that
he was offered $25 for his influence
and work in his district for the
Beaver boss. Here is a starting point.
Mr. Way, is a friend of the Governor's
and certainly would not hesitate to ex-
poee the individual who was trying to
bribe men to defeat “Centre county's
favorite.” Who was it that offered
the money? Mr. Way can tell.
When this is ascertained it will be but
little trouble to show from whence the
money came. To uncover and expose
those who are charged with attempting
to debauch the Republican voters of
the county is a duty the Governor and
his friend ¢we to the party, it such an
attempt was made. If no such effort
was made, it is a dirty and cowardly
piece of business to try to cover up oth-
er weaknesses by casting a suspicion
upon the integrity and honesty of men
who refused to vote contrary to their
convictions. The Governor's friends
have made the charge. They owe is to
themselves, as well as to the Governor's
standing at home, to prove it. We
have given them a starting point. Can
they make their assertions good ?
——Boss MaGeE, speaking of Mc-
KiNLEY as a candidate for President,
is certainly not justified in eaying that
“the people of Pennsylvania seem to
want him.” There is no present evi-
dence that any large number of Penn-
sylvanians are anxious to vote for the
Napoleon of calamity. The business
situation hae greatly changed since
last vear, when Hastines and his
corps of wailers were going through
the State making the people believe
their living depended upon the McKin-
LEY tariff. That fallacy has been dis-
proved by the revival of business un-
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der a Democratic tariff policy.
The Point Where Our Good Sense
Comes In.
From the Pittsburg Post.
A marked difference between the
American electors and the English, as
well as those of the continent, is that
in this country results are almost uni-
formly received by the defeated party
with good humor and acquiesced in.
That is the American way. We all
Ag pretty hard until the polls close,
when the feeling of good fellowship back. In England we read that
at Newcastle the supporters of John
Morley, the defeated Liberal candidate,
“paraded the street and stoned the
windows and house rominent
Unionist and Conservative wspa-
pers.” They also attacked persons
wearing Unionist badges. The mount-
ed police were compelled to paf-] the
town to hold the rioters in check.
Morley, ex-secretary of Ireland, is a
great favorite with the Liberals and
home rulers, and” was defeated by the
trick of running an independent labor
candidate against him, thus splitting
the Liberal vote and giving the Tories
an advantage ; and the Tories are sup-
posed to have kept the labor candi-
dates in the field in different parts of
England for this purpose, and by a
large expenditure of money. That is
an American idea.
[ee ——————
Why Democrats Favor Quay.
From the Clarion Democrat.
Some of the Republican organs claim
that the Democratic newspapers of the
State are fav-ring Quay’s cause in pref-
erence to tl it of Hastings. This is
probably true, and there is a good rea-
gon for it. Small as isthe confidence
the Democrats have in Quay, they are
yet more suspicious of the Governor
and the corrupt gang with which he
bas chosen to associate himself. It
will be a sad day for the State if it gets
into the control of such desperate cor-
ruptionists as Dave Martin, Chris Ma-
gee and their crowd. As an evidence
of this may be cited the vicious Legis-
lation of the last session of the Legisla-
ture, in the enactment ot which Magee
and Martin exercised a_controlling in-
L fluence. Many of the Democrats, rec-
ogizing the calamity of such control
in state affairs are simply desirous of
helping to prevent it by choosing the
lesser of two evils.
Let Them Be Boycotted, We Won't
Do It.
From the Williamsport Sun.
Master Workman Sovereign wants
the labor and reform organizations of
the country to boycott national bank
notes. How this is to be done is not
clearly stated. Workingmen are gen-
erally giad enough to get money in
any shape, and have shown no dispo-
sition to refuse national bank: notes in
exchange for their labor. But Master
Workman Sovereign will probably pro-
mulgate in detail his plan of campaign,
and until he does so there is not much
danger of anybody refusing to accept
national bank notes as readily as other
‘coin of the realm’ in payment for
labor and other services.
Politics Makes Strange Bed Fellows.
From the Grand Forks, N. D. News.
There is the hottest kind of a battle
on in the old Keystone State between
Senator Quay, our farmer Stokes’ old
friend, and ‘Daniel Hastings the pond
lily of the Salona slashers—who being
Governor, wants to run the Keystone
Republicans. Hastings had the best of
it at the start but Quay was not built
in a day and the end is not yet. A sin-
gular feature of the fight is that all the
Democrats are howling for Quay, the
man they denounced only a few years
ago. t
Discrediting the Grand Army.
From the Columbia Independent.
Boss Gilkeson served just eleven days
in the Pennsylvania militia, and we are
surprised to learn that he isa member
of the Grand Army, in good standing,
in Bristol, Bucks county. That Post
must want members awfully awful bad.
To take in that kind ot soldiers only
serves to discredit the G. A. R.
He Sees Different Things When at
Washington, No Doubt.
From the Lebanon Siar.
Senator Dubois, of Idaho, talks silver
all the time when at home, according to
the Washington papers, he tells snake
stories when at the National Capital.
A Clear Straddle.
From the Chester County Democrat.
The Kentucky Democrats were bound
to get on the right side of the currency
question, so they got on both sides of it,
to make it a sure thing.
—— The discrimination made in
New York between difterent classes of
drinkers in enforcing the Sunday law
is objectionable, yet the World is not
successful in its argument that the
cause of good government in that or
any other city or town is set back by
closing the ealoons on Sunday.
—Sistarville, W. Va., now claims the
world’s largest gas well and McKiN-
LEY’s birth place will have to take a
back seat. :
days ago on the farm of R. C. Quiggle and
son, near Pine station, a rattlesnake and
a groundhog were found, the reptile hav-
ing his fangs inserted in the animal's
side. The two had evidently had a com-
bat with the result that the snake had
overpowered the hog.
killed by Jacob Smith, the farm hand,
and a son of Mr. Quiggle.
hog was laid to one side, where it soon
died. The snake was about four feet long
and had four rattles, while the hog
weighed between ten and fifteen pouflds.
sSpawls from the Keystone
—A moral crusade is on at Shenandgah.
—Street fakirs have been driven out of
Reading. 2 ol
—At Wilkesbarre the’mercury touched
100 on Saturday.
—Derks county preachers have organ-
ized for mutual benefit.
—The cigar industry in York and Lan.
caster counties is very lively:
—A rush of ceal in a Pottsville mine
crushed lifeless William Mitchel.
—The Citizens’ National Bank of Ash.
land will erect a new building.
—Little Clyde Yeonash was drowned
near Lancaster Sunday while bathing.
—DMiss Mabel White, who went driving
at Bradford a week ago, is still missing.
—A union of furnacemen is forming at
| Sharon that will embrace 100¢ members.
—Jumping from a coal train at Potts.
town, James Pierson was dangerously in.
—Oats poisoned with arsenic; have
killed a number of mine mules at Shenan-
doah. :
—The business at the Pottsville Post,
Office has increased so that extra clerks
are employed.
—A trolley car: et Braddock ran over
and killed Coldnian McDonough in front
of his own door.
—Edward Nangle, residing at Reading,
is 97 years old and has regularly smoked
since he was a boy.
—Two shell game sharps captured £200
in a few hours from Richard Colliery em-
ployes at Shamokin.
—By an explosion of gas in a Pittston
mine, William O’Hara and his son John
were scriously burned.
—A partially-built house was blown
down at Harrisburg Saturday injuring
John Reed, a carpenter.
—Trackwalker James Morrison, after
years of service at Altoona, was killed by
a train Saturday night.
—Tower City Council is opposing the
entrance of the Williams Valley Street
Railway into that borough.
—Five days’ work this week is the pro-
gram for :the employes of all Philadel-
phia & Reading collieries.
—Lycoming county will probably build
a $25,000 annex to ae Court house to ac-
commodate the Supreme Court.
—Brakeman W. McDougall, from Bos.
ton, Mass., was Killed while coupling cars
at Falls Creek, near Dubois.
—While stealing a ride on a Lehigh Val-
ley car at Yatesville, James Campbell
was mangled to death in a wreck.
—A passenger and freight train, at East
Smethport, collided, running full speed,
but ro One was severely injured.
—Pittsburg district soft coal miners
held a convention at the Smoky City
Monday to discuss the wage question.
—John Weismiller, of Palo Alto, was
bitten several times on the hand by a
copperhead snake, while huckleberrying-
—Luzerne county coal Taen think the
Philadelphia & Reading Company should
be given the 21 per cent. output claimed.
—The Bethlehem Iron Company ship-
ped five turret plates for the United
States battleship Indiana to Philadel-
—Failing to see an approaching train,
young son of Amos Hershey, of Gordon-
ville, ran upon the track and was fatally
—Ona charge of impersonating a Roy-
ersford Councilman to obtain money from
E. T. Plush, Constable Emmanuel Essick
was arrested.
—While bathing in the Susquehanna
River, near Mountville, on Sunday, Har-
vey, the young son of Rev. J. K. New-
comer, was drowned.
—Charles Emory Smith, of Philadel.
phia, was the guest of honor Saturday
night at the Lehigh Valley Writers’ Club
banquet, in Allentown.
—John Glace, whose wife was killed by
a Williamsgort trolley car, has sued the
city for $15,000, as the accident was due to
an obstruction in the street.
—On account of the large sales of these
especial articles on those days, Reading
grocers call Monday soap day, Tuesday
sugar day and Friday flour day.
—Farmer Charles K. Miller, of Ham-
burg, has been arrested for the alleged
appropriation of a $500 check sent to him
through mistake by Albert S. Seidel.
—Suit for $15,000 damages has been
brought against the Lehigh Traction
Company by Miss Ida M. Lewis, of Zea-
ver Brook, who was injured in a wreck.
—Elmer States, of Punxsutawney, son of
County Commissioner States of Jefferson
county, committed
evening by shooting himself through the
head. The young man was 25 years old
and is supposed to have been slightly de.
mented. Owing to trouble at home he
lived by’ himself in a shanty near the
town. It was In this shanty that the
young man took his life.
ing he made a will
personal effects and about $30) in money
toa young lady of that town. His funer-
al took place Sunday and was largely at-
tended. -
suicidc late Friday
Béfore suicid
leaving all his
—Snake stories are now going the
Here's another one. Several
The snake was
The ground-
—OQur readers may not be aware of the
fact that at the last session of the legisla.
ture an amendment was passed to the
marriage license law, which was signed
by the governor June 18.
ment makes & marriage license now good
1n any county in the state, instead of sim.
ply in the county of issue.
performing the ceremony must make the
return to the office that issued the license
It would be well for clergymen and oth-
ers authorized by law to perform mar-
riages to make a note of the above fact,
as there is a heave flne for a failure to
properly report within thirty days all
marriages performed. The act went into
effect at once,
law remains as it was.
The amend-
The party
In all other respects the