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BY P. GRAY MEEK.
—Cholera is prevalent in Japan. We
mention this as a warning to the ‘‘Hog-
Combine.” : a
—A man gets mad when he can’t do
as he pleases. A woman never recog-
nizes such a condition.
—It has not been announced whether
HENRY Nhe will inaugurate a kiss
the baby campaign or not.
—Populism is on the wane in Olio,
so ’tis said at Youngstown, where it is
thought it will never wax again.
—1It is'a paradox to say that green
soldiers would be are the best in a time of
war, since they could withstand firing
longer than any others.
—There is said to have been a great
drop in summer trousers within the past
. few days. What's the matter, have'nt
we enough suspenders in the land.
/—If the QuUAY-“Combine” fight
keeps up the usual diet of crow for
Pennsylvania Democrats will more
than likely change to sausage when fall
—There are nine thousand saloons in
New York and only four thousand po-
lice, yet there are people who are
silly enough to say the Metropolis
goes clear dry on Sundays.
—The Bannocks are again proving
the old saying, ‘‘the onlggood Indian is
a dead Indian.” ’Tis a pity that such
extreme methods have to be resorted to
fo bring them into a peaceable frame of
—1It is not often that a working man
will let go a goose when he once has his
hands on it ; yet that is exactly what
t welve thousand tailors did in New
York and Brooklyn when they struck
—The English custom of wearing the
hat in the House of Commons like a
custom, in some parts of this country,
which prompts men to sit with their
hats on in church, during the funeral
service of relatives, is a relic that should
be placed with some antiquarian exhib-
—The Alt@mna Tribune thinks it ‘a
little singular’ that the leading Demo-
cratic newspapers in the State should be
for Quay. The Tribune had better
think a little over its own position and,
in thinking, explain to itself why it sup-
ports a “combine” of despoilers of the
—The talk about abolishing the seed
division of the United States Depart-
ment of Agriculture will uecessarily
carry consternation to the hearts of
many Congressmen. If the seed-send-
ing feature is done away with many of
the Congressmen will be out of jobs en-
—Fire proof wood has been ordered
in the construction of the new cruiser
Brooklyn and the new battle ship Iowa.
It is made by forcing sulphate and phos-
phate of ammonia into wood by hydraul-
ic pressure. This process is of late in-
vention, but fire proof wood has been
known to the public ever since the care-
less kitchen maid and the kerosene can
came into existence.
—J. PIERPOINT MORGAN, the chief of
the syndicate ‘which supplied the
United States with gold for its recent is-
sue of bonds, began a business life do-
ing errands for the old New York bank-
ing firm of Duncan, Sherman & Co.
From the way he realized $11,000,000
out of this deal it is not hard to believe
that he has made a specialty of ‘do-
—With Dick Croker and Huu
GRANT both on their way home to take
up Tammany’s fight for rehabilitation
of New York this fall Mr. ROoSEVELT
and Dr. PARKHURST will have toshake
up the good people of Gotham. The
extremes to which these fanatics have
run in New York makes it a debatable
question as to whether Tammany’s re-
gime was not the batter of the two.
‘When it becomes impossible for a wo-
man to be on her streets alone after sev-
en o'clock p. m., then the great city
savors that much of orientalism that we
fear she has failed to comprehend that
woman is abundantly able to take care
—This talk of a compromise between
the administration and QUAY is abou;
88 nonsensical as anything could well
be imagined. What is there to com-
promise on? The junior Senator wants
only the state chairmanship. He has
already stated that he has no objection
to the Governor's being made chairman
of the Republican convention, when 1t
meats, and he has likewise. denied the
stories that he intends fighting the new-
ly appointed Superior Court judges, who
will be presented for regular nomina-
tion by the Governor at that time. But
the state chairmanship—ah, there is,
the rub. Governor HASTINGS wants
the place for his friend GILKEsON and
Mr. Quay wants it for himself, so what
can they compromise about ? There is
nothing but complete success or utter
failure in a condition of this sort and
talk of a compromise is ridiculous.
STATE RIGHTS AND FEDERAL UNION.
BELLEFONTE, PA., AUG. 2, 1895.
Third Term Talk.
The sensational press is exercising
its ingenuity in getting up rumors about
an alleged scheme that is being laid to
give President CLEVELAND a nomina-
tion for a third term, and are howling
about a possible violation of the un-
written law that is involved in such a
That there is any foundation for
such reports does not seem probable to
practical politicians ; but in connec-
tion with this subject it may be asked
what harm would be done the country
by an efficient and trustworthy Presi-
dent serving in that capacity for more
than two terms ?
There is certainly nothing in the
constitution that prohibits it, and sure-
ly ifit was a matter fraught with dan-
ger to the liberty and welfare of the
people the able and far-sighted states.
men who founded the Republic would
have fixed the limit to the presidential
incumbency in the fundamental Taw.
Washington’s example appears to
have set the rule He retired at the
end of his second term, and the Amer-
ican people have ever since been averse
to giving any President a longer term
than, of his own will, sufficed the
Father of his country.
Bat WasSHINGTON'S retirement, after
having served two terms, was not be.
cause the constitution, or any legal res-
triction prevented his holding the ex-
alted position any longer, or because
he believed that a further extension of
his incumbency would be injurious to
his country or detrimental to the liber-
! ty and interests of its citizens. The
people would gladly have given him
another term, but it may be believed
that he declined to continue in the
presidential office because he had
groin weary of the weight of public
cares and longed for the repose that
private life would secure for him.
But is any one foolish enough to
claim that if “four more” years” for
WasHiNgTON had taken the place of
JonN Apanms’ arbitrary and tyrannical
administration the country would have
been the worse for it? Our opinion
is that it would have been bet:
ter for constitutional interests, and
considerable political trouble would
have been avoided.
To pursue this train of thought still
further, would our free institutions
have suffered and the country been
damaged if MoNROE'S “era of good
feeling,” embracing the period of two
terms, had been so extended as to
JonN QuiNcEY Apams, which came
into power by the most questionable
political methods that ever seated a
President, with the exception of the
fraudulent Hayes ?
would have been done the country if
the four years that constituted Vax
Buren’s term had been tacked on to
the eight years of glorious old ANDREW
JACKsON’s presidential incumbency ?
Vax Buren was a good enough Presi-
dent, but he had not the same influence
for the enforcement of great principles
that Jackson had. Would not the
country have been the gainer by four
years more of JACksoN’s rule?
These ‘are questions which thinking
Americans may put to themselves
when they hear so much, said about
the impropriety and danger involved
in giving a President more than two
There may be cases where a third
term would be a positive benefit. That,
however, ifa question in which the
people will use their own judgment,
and their common sense may be relied
upon for a correct decision. There
may also be cases where a presiden-
tial incumbent's policy has been so
misrepresented, and hims.!f subjected
to such personal abuse, that a sense of
fairness on the part of the public would
likerto vindicate him by an extension
of his administration., But such a
motive would be sentimental, and gp a
rule sentiment and practical politié€ do
not pull very well together.
It is the duty and also the policy of
a political party to pursue such a
course, in its nominations of candidates
as well as in its other measures, as
will produce the most practical re-
—If you want printing of any dis-
, cription the WarcaMaN office is the
place to have it done. :
have eliminated the administration of !
It may also be asked what injury |-
Interesting Factional Politics.
In the highly interesting fight that
is going on among the Republicans of
this State, the details of which are far-
nishing such “mighty interesting read-
ing’ for an amused public, it is natur-
al that the excited leaders should bring
charges against each other, and expose
to “the fierce sunlight of publicity” the
misdeeds which both sides have been
The HasTINGS organs are charging
Quay with being the corrupt boss that
the Democrats have always represent-
ed him to be. One of them parades
the expression that “he would like to
know how it feels to own a Governor,’
which he was said to have used at the
time he made DerLaMATER the candi
date for Governor. This is now ven-
tilat ed by his Republican enemies to
show what an arrogant and domineer-
ing boss he has been ; but when the
Democrats published this expression,
at the time Quay made it, there was
not a Republican organ that was not
ready to swear that it was a lie.
Another charge which the combine’s
literary bureau is industriously circu:
lating against the Boss is that it was
through his interference that the ap-
portionment biils were not passed. The
Governor is represented as having been
anxious for the apportionment of the
State, but the wicked Boss prevented
that requirement of the constitution
from being carried out.
It is altogether probable that Quay’s
political interest induced him to oppose
the passage of the apportionment bills, |
but there is nothing to show that Hasr-
INGS wanted anything better than the
unfair and dishonest gerrymander that
has made the apportionment of this
State a burlesque on popular represen-
The virtuous politicians who com-
pose the HastiNes- MAGEE- MARTIN
combine profess to be shocked and
scandalized by Quax’s corrupt use of
money in effecting his political ends.
The organs of that faction denounce
him for using boodle in the present !
fight, which is furnished by Caxerox,
and is distressing them as an immoral
attempt to introduce so unusual a thing
as corruption into Republican politics.
This is really dreadful and well cal-
culated to make Dave Marty despair
of ever being able to establish political
purity as the leading principle in pub-
lic affairs. Such conduct of the old
Boss must also be discouraging to
Hastings, who would rather die than
resort to corruption in politics, and
who regards the use of boodle in elec-
tions as among the un pardonable sins,
his disposition being to rather suffer
martyrdom than to do anything crook-
ed in either his public or private capa-
The HastINGs organs are now not
only admitting, but are vehemently
charging Quay with being a boodler,
an offense which was an object of com-
mendation on the part of the entire
party when his corrupt methods eecur-
ed the election of HARRISON in 1888.
The Democratic opinion of the most
profligate politician of the country is
now being confirmed by Republican
testimony, but these witnesses, who
have turned state’s-evidence against
him, as is usual in such cases, are as
bad as the culprit against whom they
In this highly exciting and -interest-
ing factional fight the Quay organs and
literary bureau are by no means idle.
They parade a beautiful assortment of
charges against Hastings and his
backers, who are picturesquely styled
the “Hog Combine.” For the most en-
tertaining specimens of this kind of
factional literature we would refer our
readers to the columns of the Philadel-
phia “Inquirer” and “North Amer
These organs virtually charge the
Governor with being as bad as the
profligate Legislature whose measures
he approved. They condemn him for
the part he took in increasing the
number of State officials and the en-
largement of official salaries, The
Inquirer wildly exclaims: “Why did
he sign that Standard oil bill when he
was urged not to by nearly every news
paper in the State ? Why did he wipe
out the last vestige of iddependency in
the oil regions and hand the producers
and refloers over to the most gigantic
trust that ever disgraced any State ?”
The same paper asked ¥hy he sign-
ed the Magee traction bills, which
‘have destroyed every bit of competi-
tion among the street car. lines of
Philadelphia,” and have put the peo-
ple of that city “ander the iron heel
of one gigantic car company ?”
The answer to these questions is ob-
vious, there being no occasion for the
frantic manner in which the Inquirer
puts them. HastiNas is simply a tool
of the corporations, in this respect dif-
fering not in the least from the usual
policy of the Republican party. The
Standard oil bill and the Magee trac-
tion bill were pieces of the same cloth,
in line with the general monopolistic
principles of the party, as exemplified
in McKINLEYISM, which the Inquirer
and other Republican papers that are
now denouncing HasrtiNg's monopoly
favoritism, have advocated and com-
The Quay organs are also pouring
hot shot into the Governor for having
vetoed appropriations for educational
and charitable purposes in order that
there might be enough money to pay
his high-priced appointees to the newly
created offices, and for his signing the
bill that authorizes the appointment of
any number of inspectors of weights
and measures, which the Inquirer stig-
matizes as “a political job designed to
strengthen the ‘Hog Combine’ of
Philadelphia and the lobbyist bri-
gade of Pittsburg.”
The fight between. the two Republi-
can factions is really an entertaining
performance. We have endeavored
to give our readers specimens of the
beautiful literature that is being sent
out from the opposite bureaus and
spread broadcast by the conflicting or-
gans. It cannot fail to interest them,
and also to inspire them with the hope
that when such political rascals get to
publishing the truth about each other
the people will become disgusted with
them and turn the whole gang out of
the high places which they have so
The Beef Trust.
The beef market has not yet recov-
ered from the scarcity that began last
April and was attributable to the op-
erations of the Chicago meat trust.
Although that combination is no long-
er engaged in cornering the supply, the
effect of its speculative work in the
early spring is still felt. When the
trust broke down competition in buy-
ing cattle, the profits to the raisers be-
came 80 reduced as to discourage them,
with the result that they have since
paid but little attention to preparing
beeves for the butcher. This accounts
not only for the continuation of the
scarcity, but for the inferior quality of
the beef that is appearing in the mar-
ket. Itis estimated that even under
most favorable conditions it will take
three years to produce an adequate
The spirit of monopoly is further
displayed by the Chicago combination
in its becoming the rivals of the butch-
ers in supplying the retail market. It
is now furnishing meats to the city
hotels and restaurants. Robbed of
this custom, the butchers are forced
either to go out of business or to trade
in inferior meat.
This greed on the part of the trust
resulting in derangement ot the market,
means trouble and expense to consum-
ers, and must be endured by the public
in order that a combination of million
aires may increase their vast fortunes
by levying a tribute on the dinner ta-
bles of all the people.
These conspiracies to rob the public
are growing stronger every year, but
the people will vainly struggle against
them when it is seen that State Legisla-
tures and Governors are eager to be
—— There is something ludicrous in
the complaint of Boss Quay that the
Hastings faction are ‘using boodle as a
currupting agerccy in their fight against
him, That the combination of politi-
cians, in which Dave MARTIN is a
prominent figure, should resort “to cor-
rupt means to accomplish their ends is
not surprising, but that the politician
who, as chairman of the Republican
national committee, won his chief re-
nown by electing HARRISON by means
of a gigantic corruption fund, should
complain of such methods as being rep-
rehensible when employed against
himself, is really laughable. It is a
good deal like a green-goods man com-
plaining of beisg buncoed.
The Friend of the Veterans.
From the Doylestown Democrat.
No Assistant Secretary of the In.
terior, previous to the present Adminis-
tration, has taken a deeper interest in
the soldier, living or dead, than Mr.
Reynolds, the present incumbent. This
he has done in numerous instances, but
he has just decided a case that empha-
sizes his interest in the defender of the
Union, sfter he is powerless to speak
for himself, and, by his action, prevents
the authorities of a city being paid a
premium by the government for pauper-
izing a dead soldier.
as follows in a Washington despatch,
under date of July 22 :
‘‘Agsistant Secretary of the Interior
John M. Reynolds to day decided that
a municipal corporatifn which cares for
a sick soldier and buries him as a pauper
in Potter's Field has no right to reim-
bursement under the pension laws. Had
the corporation cared for and buried
him decently then the claim would
have been allowed. The case in point
was that of Edwin Haskins, of Com-
pany F. Thirty-third New York In-
fantry, who died in" jail at 8t. Cloud,
Minn., where he had been confined, the.
result of a spree. He left no property,
and the city buried him as a pauper and
asked the Interior Department to re-
imburse it. Judge Reynolds disallowed
Assistant Secretary Reynolds de-
serves, and will receive, the thanks of
all old soldiers for thus caring for the
reputation of one of their comrades,
after he had answered the last roll-call.
St. Cloud is a very cheeky corporation,
to ask the government to pay ita pre-
mium fg# pauperizing a defender of the
Union.” It is well there was a Reynolds
in the path.
The Lord Help Bailey, Speer, et al.
From the Pifla. Record. :
The New Woman has at last been
discovered in real life. In her exagger-
ated type there can be still ne doubt
that she isonly a myth of the novelist—
8 wild, weird chimera. “Yet in the long
run all the women of the land shall take
to bloomers it will be because Dame
Fashion has decreed it. The majority
of the gentler sex will never fly in the
face of that eminently proper personage,
old Mrs. Grundy. Nevertheless, Mrs.
Potter Palmer makes an almost solemn
affidavit that the young girl of to-day
bas gone through a peculiar process “of
evolution from the young girl of:yester-
day. She was then the nymph® of the
young man’s pursuit. To-day she pur-
sues the young man. So utterly changed
are social conditions that Mrs. Palmer
expects soon to see the maidens making
proposals of marriage. Upon sober re-
flection this charge is a worse arraign-
ment of the New Man than of the New
Woman. Of course, if the wicked man
flee, the young girl must pursue—even
if it be Beauty seeking the Beast.
Yes, Why Don’t They.
From the Philadelphia Record.
It would be next in order for the Re-
publican members of the Legislature
from Allegheny county to pass resolu-
tions commending the ‘‘wise and pure
administration of Governor Hastings’!
in imitation of the example of the
brethren in Montgomery county. As
the Allegheny delegation and the Gov-
ernor were in perfect accord in all the
jobbery, extravagance and profligacy
of the last session of the Legislature,
the beauty and cousistency of such a
resolution would be apparent to every-
body. Although the Governor and his
organs have repudiated the Legislature
on the ground of ite licentiousness and
corruption, that is no reason why the
Legislature should repudiate the Gov-
ernor. In the solid judgment of
the people of this Commignwealth the
record of the Legislature and of the
Governor is identical. Their acts can-
not be separated.
What a Democratic Victory in Pennsyl-
From the Columbia Independent.
Big majorities in Pennsylvania are
nof lasting. The Republicans in 1872
carried the state by 147,000 majority
for General Grant. The next year the
Democrats carried the state outside of
Philadelphia, and in the year following,
1874, elected their entire state ticket,
and with it a majority on joint ballot in
the legislature, which sent William A.
Wallace to the United States senate,
the ablest man Pennsylvania has had in
the federal senate in the last quarter of
“An Evidence of More Money Than
From the Williamsport Sun.
Rodman, son of John Wanamaker,
ave a dinner to his friends in Paris on
hursday night that cost $20,000. Each
guest was presented with a souvenir of
gold, silver or jewels. Young Wana-
maker has a right to do as any other
fool from whom money is said to part
easily, but this dinner, given by a citi-
zen of a republic to a collection of titled
foreigners, is being criticised on both
sides of the water as an act of snobbery
unbecoming an American citizen.
A Mean Man, We're Sure,
From the Wilkesbarre Sun.
A man who orders a newspaper, hus
it sent regularly to his house, and then
refuses to pay for it can be classed
among that lot of individuals who are
mean enough to pasture a goat ona rel-
The case is given,
Spawls from the Keystone.
—The coal regions are suffering for rain.
—Sacred concerts are prohibited at Mc-
—Jersey Shore is to have s new opera
—The Mahaffy camp meeting closed on
—Berks County folks have $8,427,605 on
—Hazleton is to have a new brewery to
cost $100,000. - 7
—Lancaster coal dealers have combined
to regulate prices. -
—Firebugs infest the woods of North-
western Pennsylvania. -
—Scranton’s Board of Trade will erect a
$150,000 office building.
—Centralia, with a population of less
than 3000, has a uniformed police.
—Western Pennsylvania soft coal min.
ers will stick out for the 69-cent rate.
—An explosion of gunpowder at Shamo-
kin blew off half of Stephen Capello's face:
—A flash of fire from a Lancaster fur--
nace horribly burned John Eisenberger
—Michael Zinders, aged €9 years, was
found dead in Williamsport lumber yard,
—Falling down a quarry at Bangor, Fore-
man Michael Connaughton was instantly
—Anthracite miners are again agitating
the question of abolishing the $2.57 basis
for wages. oe
—Newsboys at Allentown will hereafter
be forbidden to shout upon the streets on
—Amandes Mertz, of Lehighton, was
killed at Belvidere, N. J., when stepping
from a train.
—Swedish Lutheran church, of DuBois,
has called Rev. Karl A. Martin. of Middle-
—The sight of a fire at Hazleton so fright-
ened aged Mrs. Charles Thamer that she
—The alleged multi-million fortune of
the late E. M. Byers, of Allegheny, has.
dwindled to $300,000.
—The 32 collieries in the seventh an-
thracite district pay average monthly
wages of $15,000 each.
—A train at Pittsburg crushed lifeless
James B. Zahn, book keeper for the Car-
negie Steel Company.
—George Windish, the alleged Pittston
wife murder, says he is innocent of the
crime, and can prove it.
—Survivors of the famous Bucktail Reg-
iment will hold a reunion at Lock Haven
on September 4 and 5.
—The annual fair of the Ebensburg
Agricultural society will take place dur.
ing the last week in August.
—The noted artist, Peter F. !Rothermel,
is growing worse at his Linfleld home,
but he is not dead, as reported.
—E. B. Fox was appointed fourth-class
postmaster at Naomi Pines, on Saturday
vice Daniel Bouser, resigned.
—Friends of flitration plants for Alle-
gheny City defeated in Councils a $490,000
street paving job as a retaliation.
—By the bursting of a fly-wheel at In.
dian Ridge colliery, Shenandoah, Albert
Smith had an arm knocked off.
—Pennsylvania Railroad yard employes
atl Altoona, who applied for an increase
in wages, say they expect to get it. *
—There are a number of people in Mifti.
in and Lycoming counties lying at the
point of death from rattlesnake bites.
—Gustave Mungell, of Williamsport,
made a murderous assault on his wife the
other day because he was jealous of her.
—Fayette County brewers have begun a
law suit to test the right of foreign brew-
ers to store beer within that county and
—A copperhead snake bit a daughter of
Charles Conkling, at Rosetown, Pike
County, while she was driving the cows
to pasture. :
—Daniel, the son of Councilman M. C.
Dwyer, ot Pittsburg, was jealous of his
sweetheart, ate poison, then ran for a
doctor and saved himself.
—Ex-State Senator Joseph H. Shull pur-
chased at a receiver’s sale at Stroudsburg
the effects of the defunct Delaware Val-
ley Electric Railway for. $1025.
—Mrs. William B. Engle, at Sycamore
Mills, Delaware County, was terribly
frightened by a large snake, which en-
twined itself in the wheels of her sewing
—G. A. Beauseigneur a member of the
Clearfleld county bar, died at his home in
Clearfield Tuesday mozning. Consump-
tion was the cause of his death. He was
aged 27 years.
—The Everett Press has been sued for
libel by ex.Sheriff Lashley for saying that
he left that place with his family, carry-
ing off with him several hundred dollars
loaned him by a widow.
—Professor Duffy of Portage, while on
his way to church in Wilmore on Sunday
morning, was bitten on the hand by a
snake. He felt something touching his
leg and put back his hand, when the rep-
tile sank its fangs in the member,
--A load of bark was hauled to Madera
one day last week by George Glascow
that weighed 9,789. This no doubt will
cap the climax oi the season, notwith-
standing the fact that all the rest of the
haulers are trying to beat Mr. Glascow.
—The Greensburg 7ribune says that the
Scott coal company on Saturday last be-
gan the successful operation of a $50-600
electric haulage road in its Scott Haven
mines. Exposed wires, however, knock-
ed down the pit boss and no less than six-
teen mules during the day.
—Harry Brown, a 6.yearold DuBois
boy, died Tuesday from the effects of a
kick received several days ago. The boy
was playing with a number of other boys
when one of them kicked him in the
stomach, The boy suffered intensely and
everything possible was done for him, but
—The engineer on a passenger train was
horrified a few evenings ago while taking
coal at Frugality to see the form of a man
come through the chute with the coal.
After shoveling him out it was discovered
to be none other than the night watch.
man, George Leaper, who had lost his
footing and fallen into the chute, just as
the fireman opened the gate. Mr. Leaper
came out with onlya few bruises, but
looked as though he had takena trip
through the internal regions.