Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, September 06, 1895, Image 1

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“play fox with us concerzing the investi-
ier says “Prince DAMRONG Of Siam’
‘are being proven as unprincipled a lot
Bemorwiic Wada.
Ink Slings.
Socn the “bleacher” will refuse to bleach,
And the‘‘shore” refuse to tan;
Then the stage will have its inning,
With its Hamlet and its ‘‘ham.”
—Don’t fool your time away. Be
sensible, at least, while in idleness.
—QuUAY’s eyes are not as good as
they once were, but he sees things yet,
so they say. -
—-How many voters are there in Cen-
tre county who have ever heard HENRY
QUIGLEY plead a case in court ?
—Can it be that China is trying to
gation of the outrages on American mis-
—Balloon sleeves must go, says &
Paris fashion paper. This is a well tim-
ed determination, coming just in ad-
vance of the opening of the theatres.
Garter shows are a Paris fad. Un-
fortunately for the success of the new
craze the exhibit of gorgeous nether
circlets is being made off instead of on.
—CALvVIN M. Bower Esq., a Demo-
cratic candidate for Superior court judge,
would mean many votes for the ticket
in this county, where he is so popular
and so well known.
--All that is needed in Centre county
this fall is for every Democrat to vote
for the Democratic ticket and the ques-
tion” “of Centre’s political inclination
will be positively settled.
—The reason that maidens at the
shore always pose as being so youthful
is probably because they reckon them-
selves’as merely summer girls. Winters
don’t count in age with them.
—The announcement that Wm L.
ELkiNs, the Philadelphia millionaire,
is to be a candidate for congressional
honors is simply another evidence that
Republican “bar’l” fillers must have
their reward.
— Republican talk of ‘‘getting to-
gether’’ is more of the nature of prize
ring parlance than anything else. In-
fighting will certainly follow when
they once try to join hands against a
common enemy.
—If CAMERON and QUAY don’t soon
have a reconciliation the people will
get tired of this flap-doodle diet and
awaken to a realization of how com-
pletely the two Senators are bound up
in each other’s success.
—BiILL SMITH is careful, conscien-
tious and clean. He is just the man to
be re-elected prothonotary and it is ri-
diculous for such a fellow as ABE M1L-
LER presuming to think that Democrats
will vote for him in preference to
—The Pittsburg papers are blowing
about HARRY DAVIS, the museum man-
ager out there, being a self made man.
‘What if he is, he can’t hold a candle
to the figure of some of the self made
woman he has had on exhibition and
made money out of.
— While our Governor was in New
York rusticating and recovering last
week he might have asked Tom PrLarr
why he wrote to that Wyalusing agent
of the United States express company
asking him™ to vote for QUAY at the
State Convention.
——The Charleston News and Cour-
should settle in the United States and
cast his fortunes with the Republicans
and protection party. The News has a
fine sense of the eternal fitness of things
when it tries to associate Republicanism
—The settlers around JACksoN’s Hole
of murderers and cut throats as ever tried
to squeeze Indians off their lands. In the
case of the whites who tried to extermi-
nate those inoffending Bannocks there
should be but one loop hole of escape
and that the hangman’s noose.
—The appointment of GEORGE G.
HurcHISON, of Warriorsmark, to bea
delegate from this State to the National
farmer’s congress at Atlanta, Georgia,
is an honor worthily bestowed. Though
GErorGgE would much rather be deputy
Secretary of Agriculture it must be
gratifying for him to fee] that he is
still in the Governor's sight, at least.
—QUAY began the butchering season
earlier than usual. Sausage hardly
ever finds its way into the market be-
fore the middle of October. But then
you know circumstances alter cases.
‘When the hogs are ready. they must be
killed. It was considerate of the ‘old
man,” too, to give the ‘Combine’
something, even if it was only the
—The discovery of the Spanish fili-
busters at Penns Grove, below Phila-
delphia, last week, proved the vigilance’
of United States authorities in their
desire to avert international complica-
tions with Spain. But when we recall
the recent tardy action of that govern-
ment, when it was asked to explain the
firing upon American merchant vessels
off the Cuban coast, we are most tempted
to wish that Pana’s expedition had |
not been discovered until it would have
been too late to foist it.
VOL. 40
NO. 35. .
An Attempt to Fool the Farmers.
We favor the adoption of a fixed and well-
considered policy for the permanent better-
ment of the highways of the State, so that the
means of communication by private convey-
ance between the farms of the State and the
neighboring markets shall be improved and
encouragement be given to the enlarged use
of the highways by our citizens.
The above we find among the reso-
lutions of boss Quay’s convention. It
is a «bid for the farmer vote and is
about as rotten as the balance of the’
bait the party that the Beaver county
boss speaks for proposes to use to
catch political gudgeons at the
November election.
Since 1883, Mr. Quay’s Republican
party has had absolute control of both
branches of the Legislature of the
State. It has had an overwhelming
majority in both the Senate and House.
During that time it could have enact:
ed any law it wished or adopted any
“policy” it desired.
Not a session of the Legislature, since
the date given, has been held, that the
farmers of the State were not present
praying for the enactment of such leg-
ielation as would secure them better
highways. They have been represent.
ed by council, by delegations, by com-
mittees and by petition. They have
been earnest and they have been ac-
tive and yet, during all this time, they
have met with nothing but refusals
and rebuffs.
But they had nothing to “put up”
for the legislation they asked for and
they got nothing.
The representatives of the boss and
the party that now pretends to ‘‘favor’
such legislation, ridiculed them as
“hay-seeds” ; derided them as ‘buck:
wheat eaters from the rural sections”
and sneered at them as ‘‘the hoe:
handle and dung-fork brigade.”
“But things are different now.”
The boss and the party that jibed, ridi-
culed and heaped insults upon them ;
that refused to legislate either in the
interest of better roads or the equaliza-
tion of taxation, want votes. They
want them badly. They need them.
Their ringsters and roosters, their
thieves and heelers have fallen out
over the division of spoils and neither
trusts the other. They know not
where they stand or who can be relied
upon, among the many
had their favors and grown rich on
the opportunities they have furnished:
In place of depending upon the man-
ipulations of combines and the work
of ward heelers, they are now com-
“pelled to seek other strength and for
this purpose they throw out this poor,
miserable sop to the farmer in the
shape of a platform resolution favor-
ing better roads.
Farmers are not - as gullible as some
people imagine they are. They will
understand that this profession of pro-
fessional politicians, seeking votes, is
meant not to secure better roads, but
support for a ticket that can only be
elected by their votes. They will treat
it as it deserves, and from them it will
deserve less respect than did “Coxey’s
Army” of tramps who marched to
Washington carrying aloft the same
The Smoke 's There All the Same.
We have been faithfully walching to see the
smoke curl up of the bon-fire the Democrats
of Bellefonte intended to build in the event
of a split in the Republican convention at
Harrisburg on Tuesday.— Gazette.
Sorry indeed, Mr. Gazette, that you
were disappointed in your expectations,
but if you had looked sharp you might
have seen a dense smoke curl up from
the fire upon which was cooked the
crow yourself and other Bellefonte
Republicans have been eating since
that convention.
——The most pathetic thing in the
campaign of aesassination’” was
QuAY’s complaint that he was being
koifed "by bribery. No doubt that
money was used in buying delegates.
When so sacred a thing as the judicial
ermine could be huckstered for the
purpose of securing delegates, it is
foolish to suppose that there would be
any hesitation about using cold cash
in such a deal. But there is some-
thing disgustingly babyish in an old
political huckster like Quay making a
fuss about it, and complaining that he
was made the victim of that kind of
corruption. Complaint coming from
such a quarter is enough to make
satan wink his other eye.
who have |
_A Platform That Insults Intelligence.
The platform adopted by the Repub-
lican State Convention is too contemp-
tible to be considered in the light of a
declaration of principles. No intelli-
gent person will for a moment give the
least credit to promises of reform made
by such a political character as M. S.
Quay, and therefore the declarations
he inserted in the platform about bet-
ter government and purer politics, will
be regarded by the people as so much
campaign rubbish intended to affect
the gullibility of the uninformed.
That the resolutions were not design-
ed to bean appeal to the common
sense of the people is shown by their
charging CLEVELAND and the Demo-
cratic party with being responsible for
a business panic that existed all over
the world, and giving Quay and the
Republican party credit for having
saved the country from the ruin
brought upon it by the Democrats.
+ Public common sense will regard
such an assumption with contempt. It
will be resented as an “offensive esti-
mate put upon popular intelligence by
a set of tricky politicians who repre-
sent that a condition of (affairs, world-
widen its extent, but greatly aggrava-
ted in this country by Republican cur-
rency laws and a Republican tariff,
was chargeable to a Democratic ad-
ministration that had this ruinous con-
dition dompcd upon it by its Republi-
can predecessor, and that the improve-
ment which has dawned upon the
country is to be credited to MAT Quay
for his having tried to delay and de-
feat the passage of the tarift bill under
which business has revived, workmen
have found abundant employment, and
their wages have been increased.
The American people have stood an
infernal lot of fooling ard lying in par-
ty platforms, but they are not prepared
to stand such stuff as this. :
A Full Judicial Ticket,
The Democratic State Convention
should and, we believe, will make a
complete State ticket by nominating
the full number of candidates for the
Superior court. The situation is fav-
orable to such a policy and a bold
movement would accord with the feel-
ings of the party.
The new judicial body was evidently
designed to be a Republican machine.
That intention was shown by the coo!
manner in which it was arranged to
give the Democrats but one judge out
of seven. In response to so unfair and
illiberal an allotment the Democrats
should make the effort to reverse this
proportion at the polls. The situation
should encourage the effort.
The creation of this new and unnec-
essary court was largely political in
its conception, as it was designed to
use the appointment of the new judges
as a means of promoting the factional
ends of the appointing power. Their
selection was made with special refer.
ence to the securing of delegates to the
State Convention for the Hastings fac-
tion. So barefaced a prostitution of
the judiciary was never before attempt-
ed, and no feature of the reprehensible
schenie more offensively presented it-
gelf than the design to perpetuate the
political character of thie court by
making its members almost exclusive.
ly Republican.
The people owe it to themselves to
reprove such a scheme as this, and the
Democratic State Convention should
give them an opportunity to do so by
nominating a full Democratic ticket
for the Superior court. A public of-
fense has been committed by the con-
duct of the Republican Legislature and
the Governor in regard to this Court
which should meet with popular re-
proof at the polls.
——The Evening News, the union
daily that began life in Harrisburg a
little over three week ago seems, to be
marching steadily on to a position
among the best journals in the State.
The News is working in a field pos-
sessing unsurpassed advantages for a
good live newspaper and there is every
reason to believe that it will succeed.
‘GEORGE S. LENHART, at one time editor
of the Williamsport Breakfast Table
is on the editorial staff and is impart-
ing a spice to it that cannot but make
it a popular paper. The News is a
strictly union paper, run on the co-op-
erative plan.
Quay as a Reformer.
Nobody can doubt Quay’s ability as
a political wire-puller and machine
manager, but who ever thought that he
had talent as a humorist ? There
could not have been a more amusing
bit of humor than the remark he made
before the caucus of his faction on the
evening before the convention that the
fight he wags leading was “a contest in
the interest of good government and
purity in Republican politics”? The
fan of such an observation coming
from such a source, must have been
appreciated by his assembled hench-
men, How the gang must have
chuckled over the reform gag that the
“old man” was getting off. :
QuaY’s reform platform is also per:
vaded by a humorous epirit. Mark
TwaIx could not have got off a neater
bit of fun than is contained in the first
line of the resolution which says “we
decry the growing use of money in
politica.” Such a joke coming from
the humorist who used halt a million
dollars in securing the election of HAR.
RISON, is positively ‘delicious. Even
brother WaNAMAKER would not be too
solemnly pious to enjoy its flavor.
When thatdeclaration against the use
of monev in politics was read to the
convention, how the henchmen and
hangers-on, the rounders, heelers,
pimps and parasites, who were brought
to Harrisburg to pack the hall in
QuAY's interest, must have enjoyed the
jocularity of the platform.
There were other choice bits of hu-
mor in the resolutions, such, for in-
stance, as the declaration against the
corporate control of Legislatures and
and improper influence over primary
and general elections, and in favor of
public office being used for public
benefit. All of which was no doubt
highly amusing to the convention,
and convinced the followers of the
old boss that he could get off a
joke as successfully as he could pack a
conyention or put money into a cam-
paign where it would do the most good.
Exhibits at Atlanta.
The Governor some time ago issued
a proclamation urging the people of
Pennsylvania to send their most inter-
esting products to the Atlanta exposi-
This was a proper request, as the
State should make a good showing at
the great southern fair. But the great-
est Pennsylvania curiosity that could
be exhibited there would be the Gov-
ernor himself. As a specimen of a
political failure he would be a highly
interesting exhibit, and could not fail
to attract a great deal of curious, atten-
tion, .
The boss, also, if put on exhibition,
would add greatly to the interest of
Pennsylvania's contributions to the
fair. As a specimen of a tricky and
corrupt politician, posiag as are former,
he would be a more attractive curiosity
than a woolly horse or a calf with a
double allowance of heads and legs.
If it should be determined to make
an exhibit of the animal products of our
State, at Atlanta, the “Hog Combine”
would furnish an extremely interesting
addition to that department. Having
been recently slaughtered it might be
exhibited as pickled pork.
We trust that the State, as recom-
mended by the Governor, will make an
attractive exhibition of its products at
the southern fair, but no exhibits it
could furnish would attract more cu-
rious attention than the “Hog Com-
bine, including the Governor and the
elated and corrupt boss in the roll of
a reformer.
The Boss' Threat.
The judges will owe their positions on the
bench to Senator Quay's forbearance. Now
they should go out of politics for good. Other-
wise this court, which is not a constitutional
court, but one created by the Legislature, may
find itself abolished by the power which creat-
ed it.
The above is from the mouth-piece
of boss Quay—the Philadelphia In-
quirer. Plainly interpreted it means
that the five Republican candidates for
Appellate court judges, who preferred
the rule of the Combine to that of the
boss, must hereafter bow the knee to
Baal of Pennsylvania politics ; must
know po power, no rule, no authority,
no interest, but his. It is to be his to
order—their's to obey. Such is the
edict. Such will be their duty. if the
court created by the boss’ Legisla-
ture, is not to be “abolished by the
power which created it.”
Great is the boss!
But oh, what subserviency must
come by serving him!
Evidently Not Pleased With Quay.
From the Troy Gazette, Rep.
Quay has won.
ing and corruption, has carried the day
in Pennsylvania. The disgrace of the
State is complete. The people have
been sold out by the delegates whom
they have elected, and the Reign of
Terror bas begun. The worst, most
unscrupulous politician in the State
bas been seated, like the old man of
the Sea, on the neck of the Republican
party of Pennsylvania, and henceforth,
every office in the State down to school
director, will be for sale. The man
who did more than any other man, to
defeat Harrison, because he could not
rule him, is now in a position to entire. !
ly negative the wish of the State, in
tbe National Convention. It insures
the continuance of Don Cameron,
democrat, in the office of U.S. Sena-
tor, to misrepresent this Republican
State, and affiliate with the Democrats,
It means the prolongation in office of
Matthew Quay, the Republican Dave
Hill, whose every vote in the last Con-
grees was anti-Republican. So far as
Pennsylvania is .concerned, we had
better lose the next presidental elec-
tion, than to have lost this election.
With Quay in the saddle, honest poli-
tics is a thing of the past, and the
State of Pennsylvania, has gone iato a
continuance of the Cameron dynasty.
Henceforth law, justice, office and
position will all be for sale. Boodle
has triumphed. .
Not a Pleasant Dose for Magee.
From Magee’s Pittsburg Times.
It is unnessary to say that the result
of the Republican State Convention
yesterday in the matter of the
State chairmanship of the party is
not what the T%mes desired or expected. the methods by which the cam-
paign for Senator Quay was waged, and
the agencies by which victory was ac-
complished, make the result any more
palatable. The narrow margin of a
mere majority in a convention does not
alter or transpose the abiding right and
wrongof things. We believe as firmly
as ever that Senator Quay’s attempt
virtually to take into his own hands as
a personal appointment the selec-
tion of a mayor for the great Republi-
can city of Philadelphia, out of which
this contest had its beginning, wasa
despotic invasion of the right of - home
rule, which deserved the resentment and
defeat it received at the hands of the
Republican manhood of that city. We
do not see that the result of the ballot
in the convention yesterday bas whiten-
ed the record of his subsequent invasion
of the prerogative of the Governor of
the Commonwealth, and his interference
with Gov. Hastings and the Legislature
to prevent the performance of their
sworn duty. * * *
It Is the Almighty Dollar, Not Esteem,
That They Seek.
From the Lancaster Intelligencer.
The fact that Pinkerton detectives in
the pay of Spain are on the watch for
Cuban filibustering expeditions will
help the growing public sympathy for
the Cubans and add but little to the
reputation of the Pinkerton people.
The Pinkerton detectives did not cut a
happy figure when they invaded Penn-
sylvania as the armed mercenaries of
Mr. Frick, and they will hardly win
applause as spies of the crown of Spain,
operating upon American soil against
a people who may soon have the for-
mal recognition of the United Statesin
their revolt against foolish, seifish and
tyranical misgovernment. Perhaps
Spain is at liberty to thus employ
Americans to sneak about after Cuban
fiilibusters and tell what they are up
to, but men who take a job of that
kind will be apt to find that they are
not much thought of.
Where Bigotry 1s Lost Sight of.
Frora the Philipsburg Ledger.
Narrow-minded Methodists who think
it their duty to denounce and revile the
Catholic church, may learn a lesson
from their great apostle, Bishop Vin-
cent, who has given the use of the col-
lege hall at Chatauqua to the Roman
Catholics for the celebration of mass on
Sundays until such time as they shall
be able to construct a chapel of their
own. When the union of Christian
churches comes about, as it surely will,
it be throughithe efforts of such noble
souls as Bishop Vincent, Philips Brooks
and Archbishop Ireland.
How About This, Governor 2
From the Pittsburg Post.
The reported revival of Quay’s dor-
mant ambition to become governor of
Pennsylvania is probably attributable
to his well-known desire to know how
it feels to ‘own a governor—a senti-
ment which he has never yet experi-
enced. He is confident of his ability
to own himself, which is more than
can be said for Governor Dan.
A Situation that Would'nt Cause Much
From the Altoona Gazette.
It is really astonishing the way the
iron business is booming, and it i8 not
surpricing that some fears should be
expressed that its activity should be-
come too great. But we don’t suppose
that there is going to be any eerious
——Read the WATCHMAN.
Trickery, fraud, ly- |
Spawl!s from the Keystone
—Ebensburg had a frost as long ago as
last Thursday.
—A belated Armstrong county apple
tree 1s in full bloom.
—A Carlisle butcher, William Hartzel,
hanged himself Monday.
—The water famine at- Pottsville and
vicinity is growing serious.
—Over 100 students will enter Lafayette
College this fall in the freshman class.
—The body of David Hofvara, colored,
was found in a hay mow at Mechanics.
—The price of milk has been advanced
in Johnstown from six to eight cents a
—Luzerne's Democratic favorite for Su-
perior Judge, John T. Lenahan, declines
to be a candidate.
—The Juniata Valley campmeeting as-
sociation has decided to have open gates g
on Sunday hereafter.
—A mob at Maltby, Luzerne county,
forced two constables to release John O.
Royle, who had been nabbed.
—The wages of the Schuylkill county
miners for this month will be ten per
cent below the basis of §2.50.
—Three thousand children and mem-
bers of secret orders paraded at Colum-
bia in honor of a flag raising at the pub-
lic school.
—Charters were granted to the Cyano
Chemical Company, of Williamsport,
capital $14,000 and the Pennsylvania Title
and Trust Company, of Pittsburg, capital
—The Williamsport boom company
rafted out the last of their logs last Satur-
day. There are still about 30,000,000 feet
of logs lying along the river waiting for a
freshet. .
—Greensburg, Westmoreland county, is
the best governed borough in Western
Pennsylvania, having very little debt to
carry and the lowest rate of taxation lev-
ied in any borough in the state.
—George and Charles Berger found four
silver watches and an empty case in the
river below Miffiintown lately. How they
got there is a mystery. They were all in
a good state of preservation, being water.
tight. -
-—The nail mill at Lewisburg has been
sold to Harrisburg capitalists for a con-
sideration of $12,000. Arrangements are
being made to resume operations at an
early date. Over 150 menand boys will be
given employment.
—After ten hours work the St. Mary's
hospital physicians in Philadelphia, suc-
ceeded in saving the life of Rudolph Pan-
zan, who tried to commit suicide late on
Saturday night at his home. He was de.
spondent and swallowed a big dose of
—George Kendal, a 12 year old boy,
caught with his hands, at Black Rock, on
South mountain, a rattlesnake which
measured four feet and had ten rattles
and a button. He is in the habit of cap-
turing and handling all kinds of snakes
without being bitten.
—Lock Haven can boast of an aged
lady whose vigor is above the average.
Her name is Mrs. Mahony and her age is
84, She resides in the Fourth ward, and
has frequently gone to the woods this sea-
son for berries. She not only walked, but
went in her bare feet.
—Mrs. Mary Kistler a widow residing at
Mantz, near Pottsville Monday had her
pocketbook containing $200 stolen from
her pocket. Mrs. Kistler is 70 years of age
and says the robbery was accomplished
by four young men, who jostled her while
she was on her way to the depot.
—While William Stanton, a well known
business man of Chester was riding a bi-
cycle on Second street a dog ‘ran at him,
upset the machine and threw Mr. Stanton
in front of a trolley car. With great
presence of mind Stanton rolled off the
track, but his wheel was wrecked. Stan.
ton was badly bruised.
—N. W. Bennett, a butcher of Spangler,
is the possessor of a natural curiosity in
the shape of a three legged pig. The pig,
is perfectly formed in every way with the
exception that it has but one hind leg
The hip of the other is well developed
but there is no projection of the limb be-
low the body. The animalis very lively.
—Highwaymen Tuesday night at Pleas:
ant Hill near Hazleton assaulted Anthony
Urban with a sandbag and then shot to
death his brother Matthew, who had come
to his rescue. The murder took place at
Urban’s house and the fatal bullet hit him
while he stood on the door step. Peter
Arschecavage was today arrested and
locked up on suspicion of having commit.
ted the murder.
—Owing to the fact that Rev. George
Trach, of Wallaceton, has withdrawn
from the ministry, onaccount of ill health
some changes have been made necessary
in Methodist pastorates. Rev.J. W. Glov-
er, has been moved to Wallaceton to
take charge of the work there, and Rev.
H. L. Houghton, a student of Northwest.
ern university, Evanston, Ill, has been
appointed to the Ansonville charge.
George McEwen, an 11 months’ old son
of Hoover McEwen, of Newton Hamilton
died late Sunday night from an overdose
of laudanum, given him by his parents
through an error. The drug was admin-
istered about 4 o’clock Saturday morning
to quiet the child, and in the dim light
too much was given. The child layin a
stupor until towards evening, when mus.
cular convulsions set in and continued
until death came.
—A disastrous wreck occurred near
Barree on Saturday night, caused by the
breaking of an axle. Fourteen cars heavi.
ly loaded with bridge iron and lumber
were torn to pieces. 8. C.Frank, a brake-
man 22 years old was killed, He lived at
Harrisburg and was married and had ene
child. The three tracks were torn up for
a distance of about 350 feet, and & number
of trains were run round by way of the
Philadelphia and Erie and Bald Eagle
Valley railroads. r
—Before the Governor left Harrisburg
Thursday he authorized the following ap.
pointments which were announced to-
day: James E. Roderick, of Hazleton, to
be mine inspector of the Fifth anthracite
district ; Miss Elizabeth Myer, of Towan-
da, tobea member of the Atlanta ex.
position ladies’ auxiliary; Charles T.
George, of Harrisburg, and Dr. F. A.
Boericke, of Philadelphia, to be members
of the state pharmaceutical’ examining
board, the latter taking the place of
Alonso Robbins.