Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, October 04, 1895, Image 1

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"have had a hard
Ink Slings.
—.The death of M. PASTEUR, the
eminent French scientist and hydropho-
bia expert, will give the mad-dog a bet-
ter chance to get in his work in the fu-
—Germany has declared war on the
Standard oil cctopus. Emperor WiL-
LIAM deserves great credit for his under-
taking, but he’ll hardly succeed. Why
even the Governor of Pennsylvania saw
the futility (?) of fighting the Standard.
—MAHONE stricken with paralysis
sounds the knell of Republicanism in
the “Old Dominion.” Ever since the
days of reconstruction he has been the
head of that party in Virginia and to--
day he is the last leg upon which it’
stands. :
—Pittsburg is bidding high for the
next national Republican convention
and if she) gets it possibly ANDREW
CARNEGIE can be prevailed upon to
tell a few things that he knows about
the comparative benefits of bigh and
low tariffs.
—CHAUNCEY DEPEW’S assertion that
President CLEVELAND ‘‘knows exactly
how to say the right thing and always
at the right time’ takes nothing from
the President’s beautiful tribute to Gen-
eral SCHOFIELD, the retiring comman-
der of the United States army.
—A party of Pittsburgers, calling
themselves Korashanites, left that city,
Tuesday evening, for Estero, Florida,
where they believe they have a Divine
command to locate. There is no doubt
of the fanaticism’ manifested in their
undertaking and it is only to be regret-
ted that in this enlightened country so
many christian fanatics are to be found.
They bring an un wonted ridicule upon
— Truth thinks that we ought to pass
a law to make titles for sale by the gov-
ernment so that American girls will nog
have to go abroad to buy them from the
petered out nobility of foreign countries.
The suggestion is a good one, so far ac
replenishing the public treasury would
be concerned, but it is better for the
country to be in debt than to hold out
inducements to keep fools of girls in the
land. Let them go. We are better off
without them.
—The farmer who thinks he has
made a rare stroke of economy by sub-
scribing for one of the city papers that
offer a hay wagon load of paper for $1.
‘per year will look ’till his eyes wear out
before he sees the advertisement of his
cattle when they become estrays. Every
man ought to take a local paper. The
advertisements init, which are always
ready for him to take advantage of, will
alone, more than make up what he pays
during the year.
It is very evident that Texas has
a Governor who means to govern, and
how well he has succeeded is nicely seen
in the action of the Legislators of the
“Lone Star” State, as evidenced in their
passing his proposed special legislation
fight, in particular, and prize fighting,
in general, in that State. Governor CUL-
BERSON has evoked the admiration of
honorable people in &!l parts of the
world by his determined stand to sup-
press prize fighting.
—1In view of the fact thai the Legis-
ature of Texas adjourned for ten days,
last spring, so that it could attend a
bull fight in Mexico, in a body, Gov-
ernor CULBERSON of that State, must
time inducing it
to pass laws necessary to stop the com-
ing CorpETr-FirTzsimmons- fight. In
the case of the fight in Mexico both the
bulls and a lion refused combat with
the matadors, but it is hardly probable
that the bruisers will show as much
sense as those dumb animals did.
— GILKESON believes (?) that the Re-
publican ticket will have 200,000 major-
ity in the State this fall. Democrats
will not need to lose heart over this
announcement, for BEN is simply try-
ing the game of pace making tor QUAY.
He thinks he will make people believe
that the majority ought to reach 200,-
000, which, of course, will not be the
case, then he will blame the failure to
make that mark on QUAY. As a pace-
maker GILKESON is not a success. The
old-man’’ rode right away from him in
the last race.
—The report of the suffrage com-
mittee of the constitutional. convention
now in session at Columbia, South Caro-
lina, recommends that those persons
who apply for ‘registration must be
able to read and write any section in the
constitution.” A property clause of
$300 is also inserted. While the action
of the convention will not be final in
the adoption of 8 new constitution tor
that State its recommendation on the
suffrage question should certainly be
followed. Of course Republican papers
will howl that this is a move to disquali-
fy the colored voters, but the better
sense of people, everywhere, will en-
dorse the assertion that a man who can-
not read and write is not capable of
voting intelligently.
VOL. 40
fic: Aladpmang
NO. 39.
The Right of Equality Outraged.
One of the worst political signs of
the times is the growing disposition to
take unfair and unjust advantage of
political opponents. The very basis
of our popular institutions is the right
of everybody to fair and equal treat-
ment, and it applies to political parties
as well as to individuals. When this
right is denied—when, in the case of a
political party, it is not allowed the
right that is due it on the basis of po-
litical equality, violence is done to the
principle upon which our popular form
of government is founded.
Unfair and unjust advantage taken
by one political party of another most
frequently assumes the form of une:
qual apportionment of representative
districts, This is a wrong that has be-
come habitual with the Republican
party of Pennsylvania, inflicting a po-
litical outrage upon nearly half the
people of the State, and making a bur-
lesque of popular representation.
But partisan unfairness and injus-
tice have agsumed even a more obnox-
ious form in the unequal provisions of
the law that has called the Supczrior
court into existence.
The judiciary should be entirely dis-
tinct from politics. [ts machinery
should be unaffected by party influen-
ces. Bat in addition to the wrong of
giving a political cast to the new court,
its Republican creators have arranged
to make it outrageously one-sided as
a party machine that decent and right-
thinking members of both parties
must be disgusted and alarmed by so
shameful an attempt to pervert the
legitimate object of the judiciary.
The difference in the numerical
strength of the two parties in this State
is comparatively trifling, yet a Repub-
lican Legislature is found unjust,
mean and impudent enough to make
such a division of the new judges that
one of these almost equal political par-
ties is intended to have six of them
and the other but one. Thisis to be
effected by an arrangement in the man-
ner of voting that will give the ma-
jority party this outrageous dispropor:
tion of judges on the bench of the Su-
perior court.
When it is considered that this
wrong was deliberately planned, in ut-
ter defiance of fairness and decency,
and with contempt for the sense of
right that is inherent in all good citi-
zens, there should be such a rebuke at
the polls, by the defeat of the candi-
dates who are the representatives of
this outrage, as will put upon it the
stigma of public reproof, and stamp |
with an unmistakable mark of condem-
nation the iniquitous scheme of con-
verting the courts into political ma- |
Beiiveratic. Encouragement.
The Democrats of Pennsylvania
have every reason to go into thia year's
political campaign with revived cour-
age and hopeful spirits.
The circumstances are all favorable
to their cause. Improved times and
renewed industrial activity are work-
ing in its interest.
The people are experiencing the
beneficial effects of Democratic meas-
ures after a period of prostration due
to Republican policy. The centres of
industry have new life infused into
them. They are all astir with the
movements of reanimated labor.
Industry no longer lacks employ-
ment. The reduction of wages, which
was a feature of the McKINLEY period,
has been succeeded by an advance in
the daily earnings of working people.
Labor strikes that immediately began
to disturb the relations between em-
ployers and employed, after the passage
of the last Republican tariff bill, no
longer occasion disturbance, since
wages are being voluntarily increased.
This is the situation that greets the
Democrats at the opening of this
year's campaign and encourages them
to hope for the most favorable results.
With such a vindication of the policy
of their party they have a right to
expect that it will receive the endorse-
ment of a popular majority.
A year ago their opponents were go-
ing through the country howling ca-
lamity and charging the Democrats
with having ruined the country. The
prevailing prosperity is a sufficient ref-
utation of such a charge and a reason-
able assurance of Democratic success
this year and in the greater contest a
y ear hence.
A Factional Ticket.
In regard to the new court for
which the people of the State will
have to elect a set of judges at the No-
vember election, it may be €aid, in the
first place, that there was no actual
occasion for creating it. The legal re-
quirements of the State did not demand
such a tribunal.
The next fact connected with it is
that those who are responsible for
its establishment intended it for
vo other than a partisan. purpose, and
proposed to use it a8 an instrument
in accomplishing - factional designs.
When Hastings and his fellow fac:
tionists conceived the scheme of this
new court the leading object was to
make such a distribution of the judge-
ship appointments as would secure the
largest possible number of delegates to
the State convention, as against the
QUAY faction.
The Governor having thus made the
judicial appointments for a factional
purpose, his appointees, as presented
to the party convention for nomina-
tion, represented nothing but a faction.
They would have been thrown over-
board at the word of the notorious
boss, if it had not better suited his de-
signs to treat HasTINGs leniently and
allow his judge appointees to go on
the ticket as the party candidates.
This is the kind of judicial ticket
that is offered the Republicans for
their suffrage. Originally selected for
the use that might be made of them
in advancing the designs of a faction,
and their nomination allowed by the
party boss for reasons best known to
himself, these candidates are merely
the representatives of an exploded fac-
tional scheme. Members of their own
party can not regard them in any oth-
er light.
Conscientious and fair-minded Re-
publicans, who can not help being dis-
gusted with the object for which Hasr-
INGS originally selected these judges,
and with their indecent participation
inthe dirtiest of faction fights, will
find it difficult to consider themselves
bound to support such judicial candi-
Ex Wirrg, a Brooklyn man,
is serving ten day’s sentence for forci-
bly hugging and kiscing five girls cn
the street, the other morning. What
a boon such a fellow would be in
Bellefonte, for with a Witte here
the streets would be crowded with giris
all the time. New York people will
more than likely consider Witte a
misnomer for a man who could be
guilty of kissing Brooklyn girls.
| Why They are Distressed.
| The fact that the receipts in the
Treacury for the month of September
exceeded the disbursements, indicates
that a gratifying turning point has
been reached, and that the deficit of
the past two years is about being con-
verted into a surplus.
This should make every good citi
zen rejoice, but it is a cause of sadness
to the Republican politicians. They
are deeply distressed by such a dis
proof of their assertion that the finan-
cial condition of the country was'being
ruined by the Democrats: They
would much rather have the ruin in
order that their predictions of ca-
lamity might be fulfilled and their
party might have the political benefit
of it.
In every respect these are sad and
distresstul times to politicians whose
‘political success requires ruin and ca-
lamity. The influence of Democratic
policy has restored the industries of
the country, but busy and well paid
industry is a grief to them, and their
country’s prosperity a source of sor-
The sympathy and support of the
people wiil not be given to a party
that bases its hopes of success upon
the ruin of business and the prostra-
tion of labor.
——In adopting the blue law as
their platform the Republicans of New
York are likely to discover that the
result will not be a brilliant success.
The people of that State are capable of
self-government, and when they are re:
fuged the right to determine for them-
selves whether or not they shall be
subject to Puritanical regulations,
there is every probability that they
will kick.
Rot, Rubbish and Reaction.
The steady progress the country is
making in financial and industrial im-
provement renders the Republican
cause the more hopeless. It has par-
ticularly the effect of making McKin-
LEY appear ridiculous as a presiden-
tial candidate. His tariff policy can
be his only claim to the suffrage of his
countrymen, but when there is such
abundant evidence that his policy was
a fraud and a nuisance, to base a
presidential claim on it will strike the
American people ag laughably absurd.
In view of the beneficent effects of
the Democraticic tariff policy, which
are becoming more manifest every day,
for McKINLEY or any other Republi
can candidate to go to the country
with the old high tariff arguments will
be but an attempt to revive the cauce
of rot, rubbish and reaction.
Presidents are not elected in such a
cause. The people recognize the rot
there is ic the claim that labor is bene-
fited by a monopoly tariff. They re-
gard as rubbish the doctrine that in-
dustry is encouraged by measures that
limit and restrain its operations, and
they will not give their countenance to
a policy of reaction that would restore |
a tariff under which production was re-
stricted, wages were reduced, and oc-
casion was furnished for strikes and
other labor disturbances.
A party whose cause is based on rot,
rubbish and reaction is not going to
succeed in the next presidential elec-
tion. -
EE ———
Suspended Investigation.
As was to be expected, the investiga-
ting committee that made such a great
parade about exposing Philadelphia’s
municipal corruption, is not displaying
an uncontrollable determination to get
to work. It is very leisurely in its
movements, with every probability
that 1t will finally come. to the conclu-
gion that the interest of the party will |
not be promoted by probing into the |
rotten methods of Philadelphia Repub- |
The proposition to Lexow the mu-
nicipal rascality of that city, with the
object of reform, had about as munch |
sincerity in it as can be found in |
QuAY's reform State platform. It is
safe to bet that there will be no Phila-
delphia investigation, or that if there
is one its result will be a neat job of
Mr. Se. our present Pro-
thonotary, has been a careful, trust.
worthy official. - Courieous and digni- |
tied at all times he has filled the office |
during the four years of his term in a
mauner to whizh no exception can be |
taken. He is a Democrat, with hosts
of Democratic relatives and friends in-
terested in his success, and has a right
to expect the vote of EVERY Demo-
crat in the county. Asa representive
of the end of the county to which we
look for party strength he should be
given the earnest support of the Demo-
crate in other precincts. As to fitness
for the office there can be no compari-
son with Ape MiLLEr. The latter
would never do as Prothonotary and
the people cf Centre county should let
him understand, at once, that he is not
-—There are nl Republicans
in the vicinity of Pine Grove Mills
who have reason to know that the
Democrats arz better friends of worthy
old soldiers than the Republicans ever
were, There are just three cases in
that locality in which applicants, who
were turned down by the Harrison ad-
ministration, have been handsomely
taken care of by Hoke Swmira’s de-
——It has been announced that
Hexry QuicLEy, the Republican
nominee for District Attorney, is very
much concerned to know when the
Democratic papers intend opening up
on him. He must have a skeleton in
his closet. Worrying will not help
him much the time will come soon
EE ———
English Conservatives have got-
ten the potiof into their heads that
the House of Lords must be made an
elective, instead of a hereditary body.
Should the plan fructify there will be
a shaking up of dry bones among her
Majesty's pets, the like of which has
never before been known.
O Brown October, with thy ruddy face!
Thou bringest with thee glad and grateful
Of the Apostles twelve, who serve the year ,
The Almoner thou art of bounteous grace ;
Thy annual round doth bless the human race,
Thy visitations are to it most dear,
Nor less to sentient Nature art thou near,
For everywhere thy bounty leaves a trace.
So whilst thou’rt here we'll on contentment
Heap high the board and fill the generous
bowl ;
Nor wastefully, but like a thankful soul,
Rememb’ring that, once in the Holy East
The Prince of Life and Charity did say :
“Ye have not me, but have the poor alway.”
Henry H.GoobricH.
Let us Emulate Such an Example.
From the Philadelphia Evening Telegraph.
One thing may frankly and truth-
fully be said. In no other part of this
country to-day is the old-fashioned
American Sunday—a day of cessation
from secular labor, respectful quiet,
and worship forall who are so inclined
——s0 generally observed as in the
South. This fact is noted with ex-
treme gratification by Northern visit-
ors, already unhappily familiar with
current practices throughout this sec-
tion, and the West particularly.
There is to be no unseemly and costly
contest over opening the Atlanta Ex-
position on the first day of the week.
There was a feeble effort in this direc-
tion, but it has been speedily disposed
of, and in a characteristic way, by the
Directory, which unanimously voted
to postpone all consideration of the
subject. This course is taken in defer-
ence to local public sentiment and in
accordance with fundamental Ameri
can principles. Atlanta is a very busy
city six days in the week. Itis forg-
ing ahead in every element of material
prosperity ; but on Saturday night it
lays aside the tools of labor and re-
frains from unnecessary trespass upon
the rights of those who toil. In this
respect the New South sets a health-
ful and inspiring example to the reck-
less cities of the West, which have al-
most abolished the American Sunday.
A Thorn in Republican Flesh,
From the Pittsburg Post.
As great a thorn in the side of the
Republicans as the prosperous times
| and increasing wages is the fact that
| the month of September showed a sur-
| plus of over three millions between
government receipts and expenditures.
They try to break the force of this by
claiming that the books were doctored,
much in the same way as they sought
to belittle the reports of good times
end increased wages. The books can’t
‘be doctored. No Secretary would
| countenance anything of the kind.
i The surplus is a reflex of the good
i times dawning on the country. Of
| course the revenues of the government
are benefited by the business revival.
Nor is it likely this September surplus
indicates a permanent monthly sur-
plus. We have not reached that solid |
| ground, but are gradually nearing it.
How About His Reputed Friendship
for Lincoln ?
From the Easton Argus.
A New York paper announces on
on what it considers good authority,
that General Harrison has withdrawn
from the race for the Republican presi-
dential nomination in favor of William
McKinley. Thus far the ex-president
has carefully avoided any admission
that he was in the race, and friends,
reputed to be in close touch with him,
have said that he would not make any
effort to secure the somination. How
Mr. Harrison is to withdraw from a
contest in which the public has vo rea-
son to believe he was engaged, will be
difficult of determination.
The Lone Discovery otf the Arctic Ex-
From the Philadelphia Record.
Lieutenant Peary says that the Es-
quimaux women are exceedingly amia-
ble, and have not yet acquired the habit
of scolding ; and elsewhere in his inter-
view he mentions that they were the
pioneers in the wearing of the bloomer
costume. This fashion revelation is
commended to the strait-laced Ameri-
can women who have been scolding
about the bloomer costume. Perkaps if
they were to get into the bifurcated garb
it might assist them to recover and pre-
serve their tempers.
None of Them Like to Hear It.
From the Williamsport Sun.
It makes McKinley tired when a
man like the president oi the Southern
Pacific railroad says that ‘the general
condition of the country and the rail-
roads is better than it has been for
years.” Of course it is.
It Ought to be Adopted Everywhere.
From the Pittsburg Times.
The grand jury of Washington
would like to send wife-beaters to the
whipping post. and it is a pity that it
cannot. The black-snake is a fine re
formatory for the men capable of that
cowardly and brutal offense.
——Read the WATCHMAN.
Spawls from the Keystone
—Berks County’s potato crop is esti.
mated at 2,500,000 bushels.
—Alumni of Reading High School con.
template starting a public library.
—County Commissioners of Pennsyl-
vania had a convention at Meadville.
—A three-minute system ot telephones
at Pittsburg is unpopular with business
—Schuylkill region miners’ wages will
this month be 17 per cent. below the £2.50
—Clarkson Sheppard, the widely known
Quaker preacher, is seriously ill at
—The Philadelphia & Reading has or
dered all its Schuylkill collieries to work
full time.
—Extensive operations are in progress
in Ross township, Monroe County, by coal
—Wilkesbarre liquor dealers held a
meeting Monday to form a league for mu-
tual advantage.
—While clearing away a wreck on the
railroad near Altoona, James Mulharn, of
Gallitzin, was killed.
—Footpads tried to hold upand rob
three employes of the Huntingdon re-
formatory, but failed.
—The Deposit National Bank, of Du-
bois, capital 100,000 was Monday authoriz-
ed to begin business.
—The publishing interestsof the United
Brethren conference of East Pennsyl-
vania are worth $330,000
—John O. Deshong, a millionaire citizen
of Chester, swooned in a barber shop and
was removed to his home.
—Archbishop Ryan, of Philadelphias
dedicated St. Michael’s seminary for
young ladies at Reading.
—The negro Rice, who shot flagman
George Beam, at Coatesville, last week, is
now in jail awaiting trial.
—A Delaware & Hudson train struck
and killed constable Jefferson L. Rossle
at a crossing in Scranton.
—Illness compelled telegrapher George
Israel to shoot and kill: himself at Rey
nolds Station, near Tamaqna.
—A train struck and killed William
Snyder, a lad picking coal at Bethlehem,
and injured his boy companion.
—Several hundred Odd Fellows from
that vicinity gathered Saturday, at Mor-
gantown, paraded and enjoyed a picnic.
—R. B. Stone, of McKean, and T. J. Smi-
ley, of Crawford, have been a; ated
trustees of the Warren Insane Hospital.
—A new trial has been asked by Nelson
Miller, convicted at Wilkesbarre as a
dynamiter, who helped kill four peo-
—Kostan Bumard is in Pottsville jail,
accused of trying to rob bookkeeper F.
L. Benner, of the Silver Brook coal com -
—Newsboy Clayton Ricker, who was
thrown from a Jersey Central train at
Bethlehlem, on Sunday, has since ex-
—John Robinson, one of the murderers
of Barney Reich, at Wilkesbarre, was Sat-
urday sent to the penitentiary for 18
—For fighting Miss Bittinger, a school
teacher, Anna Norman, a colored pupil
at Chambersburg, was sent to jail for a
—A movement is being agitated in Wil-
liamsport to establish a home for friend.
less girls, out of employment, and fallen
—The Chamberlain colliery, Pottsville,
after several weeks of idleness, resumed
on Tuesday, giving employment to over
400 hands.
—For the alleged forgery of a deed for a
McKeesport property, worth £9500, real
estate broker O. E. Krueger, of Brad-
dock, was mobbed.
—Rev. E. E. Berry, former Lutheran
pastor at McAlisterville, has been indef-
initely suspended by the Synod for al.
leged dishonesty.
—Disappointed in love, Lewis Young, of
Bradford, shot himself, then laid the
crime to a robber, but subsequently con-
fessed. IIe will die.
—Pittsburgers are chagrined becausc
the Deep Ways convention refused to in
dorse the scheme for a canal from Lake
Erie to the Smoky City.
—Judge Endlich, at Reading, refused
to discharge artist D. W. Barlow, who i=
accused of causing the death of Miss
Cora Rapp by criminal malpractice.
—Murs. Margaret Rhodes, who has just
died at the Delaware Water Gap, had
eight children, 58 grandchildren, 6) great-
grandchildren and one great-great grand
—Pennsylvania newspapers are almost
ananimous in condemning magistrate
Hughes, of Philadelphia, for his high-
handed assumption in dealing with the
Salvation Army.
—Charters were Monday granted to the
New Eagle Coal Company, of Carroll
township, Washington County ; capital,
$3,000, and the Kane Flint Bottle Company,
of Kane ; capital, $15,000.
—The Erie Evening Herald, the leading
afternoon newspaper in Northwestern
Pennsylvania, has purchased the service
of the United Press, the greatest news
gathering agency in the world.
—These Bedford countians have died
recently : Mrs. Barbara Weyant, at Clays.
burg, aged 75 years; Mrs. Jacob Rhodes
at her home in Liberty township, aged
59 years ; Mrs. Sarah Ashcom, widow of
the late George B. Ashcom, in Everett
aged 77 years.
—Daniel Drawbangh, of Elerly’s Mills,
isat present working on a device by
which bicycles are made to climb a hill
with but little effort on the part ot the
rider. Mr. Drawbaugh is also the inven-
tor of the telephone, which patent he was
swindled out of.
—The saw-'mill proprietors of Williams-
port are greatly in need of logs to keep
them in operation and if they are not
soon supplied with what they want, must
stop operation, by which hundreds of
men would be idle. A number of mills
have already shut down,
—A letter received by his Huntingdon
friends from D. S. Bagshaw, a missionary
in India under the auspices of the Centre
Baptist association, and a native of Hunt -
ingdon county, announced his leaving for
home on the 7th instant. His health has
been greatly impaired, and his return is
on this account.