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SPECIAL Nonets 26 |or cont. alxiv* regular rato*.
State Domocratic Convention.
Tho Btato mwnocratir iV>ii vnition will nt"Sl at liar
riahnrg, on WEDNESDAY, tin* DVth day of July. 1879.
at m*n, fT tho purpoae of notuinatiug a candidate
fr Btata Tro.ianror. ami tratM-u tiug aorh othor hni
nMM m the Intcnwt* ol tho |*rtj may wqnlrr.
fly order of the Ptat' l'mmittoo.
* It. M. ttPXER, Chairman.
M. L. DftrrKSOActi.)
I*. J. l*ttact, -SocroUrioo.
E iimm, )
WE again invite the nttention of
the farmers of Centre county to the
agricultural columns of the DEMO J
( RAT. It is our intention to make thi
department a leading feature of the
publication. With the facilities we I
have already secured, and are in
course of maturing, under the direc
tion of one of the most enlightened
agriculturalists in the Stnte, we can
have no hesitation in promising our
farmer patrons a rich and abundant
Tho Issue Joined.
The Cincinnati Commercial, one of
the leading radical organs of Ohio,
seems to have a due appreciation of the
breakers upon which the Republican
party is drifting by the persistent
efforts of its stalwart representatives
to retain the power in their fraudulent
Executive for the use of troops at the
polls to control the elections of the J
people. It calls a halt, and recom
mends them to drop this issue as
speedily as possible, and raise one on
financial questions. Too late. The
record has been made and the issue !
enunciated with all the force that tin ,
trusted leaders of the party can give |
it. The Democracy have accepted
the issue presented, and will go to the
]>eoplf: a the advocates of free elections, j
uncontrolled by the Fraud's marshals i
or the Fraud's bayonets. No lijek
down will now avail. The stnlwart.-
linvc blundered, nnd in doing so, dis
closed to the jieople their animus.
Seeing their favorite appliance* of
despotic power, enacted under the i
Crnnt administration, menaced, in ;
blind rage, they have thrown off all
disguise and now stand revealed as the
champions of the doctrines of the old
Hamiltoiiian Federal school of a
" strong government" not amenable
to the people ami with unlimited power
concentrated iu the Federal Executive.
The bayonet control of elections means
this and nothing less. It was clearly
demonstrated iu the lat Presidential
election in several of the States, where
the count was made under the shadow
of Federal bayonets and tho concen
tration of the array nt Washington to
enforce the result u|>on the people's
representatives and iustal a base, un
mitigated Fraud in the Presidential
chair. It is as clearly demonstrated
now, in the struggle made to retain
these infamous statutes for the same
work in the hands of the present Ex
On this issue the Democracy meet
them, standing now, as they have
ever stood, the advocates of free suf
frage and free Constitutional (Jovcrn
meni, to be economically administered
by honest, faithful officials, account
able to the people. In discussing this
same question the Harrisburg Patriot
says, with great force,that, "there can
be no difficulty in forecasting the
principal issue on which parties will
divide in the approaching Presidential
canvass. The Republicans nre tho
roughly and absolutely committed to
the false doctrine that tho |*Ople nre
incnpiildo of sclf-govcrniucnt nnd that
tho army under tho control of one
ninii must at nil times beheld in readi
ness to interpose between thu citizen
ami the ballot-box. The united vote
of their representatives in Congress
against the repeal of tho bayonet elec
tion law, and the repeated exercise of
the veto power by tbe Executive of
their choosing when the repealing bills
came to him £>r bis action, have put
the Republican party on record as ut
terly distrustful of the patriotism 11ml j
integrity of the people nnd as favoring 1
a centralized military control of elec
tion.l! such ns that which enabled Na
poleon tho Third to execute his cou)i
</' etat nnd poll his majorities in the '
plebiscite. On tho other luvnd the
sincere and resolute purpose of the
Democratic representatives in Congress
to strike from the statute-book the
dangerous ami odious enactments un
der which the army has been used to
overawe freemen at the polls ami
which may at ntiv time lie made the
cover under which an ambitions or
reckless Executive may assume iiu
perial powers, lias placed the Demo
cratic party before the country as the
unflinching defender of popular self
government nnd the uncompromising
foe of political centralization through
the employment of military force at
elections. Thus the issue is clearly
defined. No man however humble,
however ignorant, can mistake it.
"There noav lie Republican partisans
who fondly dream that if the veto of
the fraudulent President prevails
against congress, the Democrats can
not maintain their present position be
fore the country. There nre doubt
less others who regard it as vital to
the issue that the appropriations shall
lie withheld from the army since the
fraudulent President pcr-isU.in inter
posing his veto against the will of
Congress. Roth are mistaken. The
defeat of the rejiealing hills by the
action of Mr. Hayes merely puts the
matter at issue before the country.
Indeed his veto messages are simply
the pleadings on which the Repub
lican party will be forced to go to
trial in 1880. Nor will the parage
or failure of the army appropriation
bill affect either the merits of the case
or the existence or condition of the
army. If no appropriation lie made
the army w ill not lie disbanded ; pay
certificates will be issued and the brok
ers will advance the money on them.
Congress will meet in regular session
on the first Monday in December
and it w ill not be n difficult matter for
the war department to do without nn
appropriation for tho five months inter
vening between thut date and the first
of July. So it will matter hut little
practically, however grave the situa
tion may |>|x-ar, whether or not nn
nrmy appropriation bill is passed at
the prt-ent session of Congress. The
issue of free elections against military
dictation is made up nnd will tie de
cided nt the hallot-hox 110 matter what
Congress or the Executive may do in
regard to an appropriation."
WK understand that some interested
parties are circulating n report that
the CENTRE DEMOCRAT will only have
a six months existence. This has been
frequently brought to our attention by
friends, but we have not considered it
of sufficient importance to dignify with
a notice. We only do so now to say
to our friends, that tho DEMOCRAT
came into existence to remain. We
cannot, of course, frirscc what may la
in store for us in the near or far fu
ture, but with the blessing of Provi
deuce nnd the consciousness of n de
sire to do right ami act honestly, we
have every reason to lielicvc that the
. CENTRE DEMOCRAT will at least have
an existence contemporaneous with
, that of its publishers. It is not dc
> ' repid or in lmd health, hut will gon
| tinue to merit the liberality of its pa
trons by eoming to them regularly
once a week, stored with such matters
of interest and instruction as will in
some measure compensate for their
A STRIKE in the puddling mills of
Pittsburg is threatened on the first of
June, at which time the contracts of
$A per ton as the price of puddling
will expire. The pro
pose to reduce the price to s3.fio, the
amount paid by eastern manufactur
ers, or close their operations.
OVUIt riVK MILLIONS I'AII> ON A llt'NlillEt*
ANIi KKVKNTV UNR MILLIONS Of INsIR-
A NCR IN I'KNNHVI.V AN IA LAST VBAB.
The sixth annus I report of Insurance
Commissioner •!. M. Fops tor has just
boon issued by tho State Printur. The
second part, relating to life insurance,
contains tho ilotailed reports of eight
Pennsylvania life companies and twon
ty-ninu life anil one accident company
ol other States. The total amount of
money paid for insurance of nil kinds
in Pennsylvania during 1878 is shown
in tho following table:
I'rwiilum f P*fntyWniU llf
riHi|Miii*f from burin*** in Uil' Mats. .*.l
I'l< (ilium -rtr. ljiU of llfo Ohtll|tlll "• f
j oih'i HuiBi from lnitliM'K t'l IVtiti-
I h mil*,. 3,492,7*4 .' J
Total premium rcil|ti of Ikft* romjw
tu IVitiieyltmiiA f&,2?u,:M)() 9(1
Premium i ||it *f Penn
sylvania nt.srk, fin* ami
mtt iiiv < om|ianl in th"
Hints- fS.Vift.OOO 41
ll<reiftv if l''iitiylvttiia
mutual rtiiupaiiies from
pollt |e ami *•••* Nio|jt
111 tlie HUt*. 1,210.747 31
Total rwt ljrt* Ivntna ttr- ••mjat
nl* In the HUt fVt7*,A47 11
I*i •-in In tit re.-el|ts furettfh fire ami ma
Total |mU>l fvi liiturauro In !'• nu'a ... fll/JO.',- 4 !"
This aggregate is $1,357,31)3.50 less
than the lotul sum paid for insurance
in this State for 1877. The. decrease is
in life premiums $520,605. 10, and in lire
and marine premiums $831,698.40. The
decrease of life premiums i, in the case
of home companies, $76,158.58, and, in
the case of companies of other Slates,
During 1 #7B the compnnics of this
State issued 2,1 Is policies, insuring 61,-
421,910 upon the lives of residents of
this State, ami companies of other State >
issued 5,422 policies, insuring 61 2. 3>3,-
821) within this State, making together
a total of 7.570 policies and $16,805,730
insurance. This shows a decrease, as
compart'*! with the business ot 1*77, of
2,253 policies and 61, I6<>,."* !7 of insur
ance. The insurance in foroe at tin
close of IS7S upon the lives of residents
of Pennsylvania aggregated (is,s'!'i poli
cies. insuring $171,561,557, of which 16,-
142 |M>lieii-s, insuring >42.401 ll.'. were
in companies of this State, and lit,"!'.'!
policies, insuring $129,1)97,142. in com
panies of other State*. In comparison
with the insurance in force nt the close
of 1*77, there i a lo * of 3,925 poiioiM
ami of 69,803,073 in the amount of in
surance. The total hoc* paid by life
companies in this Slate during the year
were $3,072,292, of which turn home
companies paid s6tks atnl com pan le*
of other States $2,106,958.
Bayonet* or Ballot*.
Fr'U 114 4 * IV t.n Pnl
It is the habit of Republican speakers
an*l writer* to try to distract the publie
attention by vigorous denunciation* of
State right*, as if the States existed
mainly by the sufferance of the Federal
Government which their people united
in creating and have so fsr upheld.
But State rights are not involved directly
in this controversy- The issue is one
between a military and a civil govern
inent and that only. The Republicans
assert the right of the Federal (Execu
tive, no matter on what pretext or for
what cause, to keep troops so near to
the jiolls that they may perceptibly in
fluence the result of the ballot. That
is neither more nor less than putting
the military above the civil |<owcr in the
Government- It is the only revolution
now on foot. The Constitution recog
nise* none but the militia, that is, the
troop* of the States, the people them
selves in fart, as the force on which the
Kxecutive is to rely "to execute the
law# of the Union, suppress in#urrco
lion and repel invasion. In no part
of the supreme law is a warrsnt to !*•
found for the Executive to employ the
army to enforce tho laws in a lime of
|*eaee. <*n the contrary it authorises
him to employ the militia, and that
alone. But the Republican claim i#
that unless the army is so used, and
used at the polls, too, the Federal Gov
ernment is shorn of its power and re
bellion is liable to l>e re-.naugurated at
any time. There is no sense or reason
in this style of talk. What must now
be accomplished is the subordination of
military power to civil sovereignty.
Those who resist that step, only made
the more nece*ary because resisted,
should in common honesty lower their
Republican pretensions and retire to
State Agricultural Fair.
The Philadelphia of Friday
says : "The Pennsylvania agricultural
society hnvo-announced their intention
of holding their state fair this year in
permanent exhibition building, in Fair
mount park, commencing September
8 and continuing two weeks. The fair
held in 1856 on the ground now occu
pied hy the Pennsylvania railroad, was
the last of the kind held in this city ;
and as the western and interior parts of
the commonwealth have hail the ad
vantage of similar displays since that
lime, it is hoped that tly promised fair,
combined with attractions of the |>er
inanent exhibition, will bring many
thousands to Philadelphia, and insure
a most successful display. The funds
for a liberal schedule of premium#,
ranging from fifteen to twenty thousand
dollars, have been provided, which will
attract the bestof live stock ever brought
Tit* Boston PHot learns of a new plan
to relieve Archbishop Pureed from his
financial embarrassments, and says:
"An imiKirtant step baa recently been
proposed to reiieve tho venerable arch
bishop whose fifty years of apostolic and
disinterested labor appeal strongly to
every Catholic heart—first a movement
to get three thousand wealthy Catholics
to stiirscribe each $l,OOO payable in in
stalments of $lOO a year. This would
make a total subscription of $3,000,000.
The whole amount of the debt would
thus be complete!* wiped out in ten
year*. We are authorised to state that
Archbishop William* of Boston will sub
scribe to t.iis amount, and will be ready
to pay (he first $lOO when the first one
thousand sutiscri tiers are insured. We
learn from the West that Bishop Fits
gerald of Little Rock, Ark., has also put
bis name down for $1,000."
The tramps in Williamsport now have
to work on the atrfet,
What If Mcutis.
Tho well-informed Washington cor
respondent of The World say* of the
present altitude of the Radical leaders
in Washington : It is based on reason*
which forahadow an uttempt at revolu
tion in the American system of Gov
eminent! This new departure means a
stronger Executive Government at
Washington in the European sense. It
means that the enormous power* which
were given to the Executive in 1801 for
war purposes are not to be given back
to Congress, It iio-ati* that the Repub
lican leaders nee that universal sutler
age, now that it bus been given to Afri
can a and all other races who are Feder
al citizens, in defiance of State prudence
and State laws, is a menace to the Re
publican party and to Federal preroga
tive*, and must be met and controlled
by a strong arm in the White House,
with the army in the background. It
means that the Stato Governments of
the North ns well as of the South, of
North t'arolina ns well as South f'arol.-
nu, are no longer to bo trusted or left
unaaaailed. It means that the Govern
ment set up in 1787 and imprnvcitsin
178'.' bos come to ao end, und come to
an cn-l, in the opinion o! these Repub
licans, by reason of universal ktiflrngn
nnd by the exerci-e of the rights which
belong to the States as declared in 1873
bv a Republican Supreme Court, with
Wuile at its head. It means that here
after the Federal Executive is to intrude
its arm of power, and of bayonet power
if need be, into the a Hairs of any State
in which the sovereign Executive at
Washington deem* such intrusion to he
useful or necessary. It m--nii* that in
stead of a federation of eoc<|Ual States
this is to become u nation ol provinces
modelled more ti|>on tin- fashion of im
penal Rome than upon the modern
fashion of tho eonfed-ratcd America of
the lust century. This is tho plain Eng
lish of the word# put by the Republican
managers into the message which they
have compelled Mr. Hayes to write to
' 'ongres# about his constitutional duty
to execute the laws, us if Congress un
der the Constitution had nothing to say
al*ut the instruments ho can bo per
milled to employ in the execution of
the laws! 'I ln-*e stalwart leaders make
Mr. Hayes talk as if In- were a C*.ir of
all the Rut-las. They make him lit
sume that because lie is to "take care
that the laws be faithfuily Meculisl"
he has an indefeasible prerogative to
s.iy by what machinery n-l at the ex
pen-e of what infringements of |>opu
lsr rights and of what violations of the
authority of one of the American
.•states he can "execute" those laws!
It is related of the leto Caleb Cashing
that when the civ.l war began ho said
to Gen. Butler: "I wish I knew what
subaltern among the-o volunteer* will
rise in the end to la- commander of all
the forces. That man Will t-e president
of the United Slate* and finally rule
this country, if he live# long enough,
by the buttocks of cavalry horse* !"
That was the *i-eculalii>u of a man
who hud studied history to sotuu pur
Senator Pendleton, of hio, has in
troduced a hill in the United States
•Senate, giving the member* of the Pres
ident Cabinet s'-at* on the floor of the
House. A similar j/osition is oocupn-d
by the British Ministry. Whether the
S-nator's proposition would be an im
provement on the present ytem, we
are unable to ssv. If none hut good
men w<-re made Cabinet Ministers, it
might woik well enough, but when such
fellows as Belknap, Robinson, etc., get
there, it would lie better for morality
and the Union that they be kept out of
doors—not aHo we<i to contaminate the
Halls of Congress.
Mr. Pendleton, in addressing the
Senate on the subject, among other
"The parliamentary history of Kng
land is the chief glory of the Anglo
>axon race. It is the history of free
dom, the history of the amelioration of
the evil# of barbarism and the sutmtiiu
lion of the blessings of the greatest 111 •
erty and the leo*t law. It is the history
of Magna Uharta, the |>el,tion rights,
the bill of rights, the groat remon
strance, the AnAou mrpm t the statute* of
treason, the extention of suffrage. It is
the history of Strafford beheaded, of
larendon banished, of Dauby impris
oned, of Oxford committed to the tower,
of Bolinhroke undOunond attainted, of
Bute disgraced, ol North driven from
power, it i* the history of Homers ami
Itussel and Bolinghroke and Waluole
and Townshen-t and Chatham and Vox
and Burke and Pitt and Sheridan and
<'anmng ami Brougham nnd Peel, Glad
stone an<l Bright and Disraeli. It is the
his'ory of those immortal in
the great struggle of lil-erty against pre
rogative, of the rights of tiie individual
against the power of the community,
whose glories will shine resplendent
with undimnied brilliancy when Cmur
<le Eion and the Black Prince and
Marlborough and Wellington will have
been forgotten. Whose heart does not
thrill at the thought of Parliament?
And the chief caue of its transcendent
influence was that it opened the dark
doors of ministerial cabinets; that it
exposed to broad day the connection of
the crown and commons; that it suly
slitutcd tor the hidden corruption which
bought votes the open influence of in
telligence, character, information, intel
lect, argument, and thus stimulated at
once it* own and the nation's aspira
tion for a larger liberty and a purer life,"
A rotJNo woman went to live in Vane
burg Ky. Tho young village physician,
a married man, soon fell in love with
her, and arrangements were made for
an elopeineot, on Huoday night of last
week. At midnight he placed a ladder
against her house, and climbed to her
window. She raised the sash, disclos
ing herself in a traveling dress, ready
for the journey. At that point several
shot* startled the pair, and they saw the
physician'* wife firing from the foot of
the ladder. The young woman dodged
out of eight, arid the physician, by ab
ject prayers and promises, induced his
wife to uke bitu home uninjured.
Miaa Agnes Beck, of Lancaster, threw
some powder into the stove the other
day. thinking it was coffee grounds.
Both Miss Agnes and the stove are much
Linoa to tho Spring.
UIII|IM waters fr-.m ilia fixing
Hi 11,1,1., up ni.il t„ mi. I,ring
Tliuuxhu • wm< | *!•!■ tbst llu-jr
Nsvsr ui',r, k.mi!.] fl,„, ,*„
!>*■.< tug In 11,, glifti-ulog llrtii
Vslrl.-s linr,- won lit lain <l<>li*l,t;
Wsln-r ajniiplw k.,ii 1,1 Byfti, g||,j,
O'l-I Uijr IxxMJiii, f|,| Ljr iiv
Oft I #, Koml-nxi if up 11,. i.
tVlisru tlin Ini!/ uugi-ls mi',
K'i-ii If llu-jr mors pure !i! u
'Jlisii llis lis;.lit. (hut i,-t |i, ibex.
If * *iig<-l frufn llis .kjr
Ilownwsnl l<i Mis usrlb Mi-uild flj
Ami llkuM pilings Ida puis skits slog
In thy apntklmg busum, spring,
la llisre aught In tlif purs luraal
Tbsl - xh glvs bl* hsart unrsatt
That 'an Injun- tlis blight .ps||
Whlrh aiixiiid blin a-sina hi 3**ll?
Thy nwn suirr. la fnxn un high
Manilla. luii-I in the sky.
liilln-riAl In llis hnry rbunl
* lib b lianga Vf u. Ilk' a .hr iq-l.
Thsu lbs laiii'lrnj* fn in abv.s—
-l-- fa nf a ilsar I'alhi-i'a bias
f>,m* hi lliss in ftcl'sbi, fl-iw
Ami sink h, Uis dsplh* Wlii*.
Th*rs i.mi *!*•! from human sy*
All rumtdns hi purify.
Ami l uhnlliig from imdh'-reartk
llrr I*l st Lasim gl*a ih*r l-lrih.
Th* fioah ati*arii hy tin- auppllml
Calls hi mini anoih.r Hi*—
Th*l v.rßilr-MW ani living II *
Vem lbs Crnaa to man b, biar.
Thy Ix-glnnlng la, a know,
lti-1 far In th* I-tig ago.
Witi-i puis aliail 'ioni th** spring
Till all tim* ab.lt taki- IU wing.
AUIIRRSN UKLIVRRKII TO 111 K PL'BLIC FOB
MAY 30, 187'.<
The 30th day of May, by u*agn ijcdicat
i-d to tho docnrali'-it of the graves of our
deccae-d soldier* atid I" s'-rvi' es in esteem
of th<-ir memory, n<w rerognisod by the
law* of our .Slate at a public holiday, will
At s meeting held for th* purpose of
making mm? arrangements for its proper
oti-A-rvsnce, it wo deemr-'l right to call
public attention to it through the column*
of our newspapers, that not s township in
the county msy fall short in the jx-rform
sncn ot s | atri tic duly.
The green mounds that deck our o-mo
U-rie. nnd graveyards, sentinel the ahs of
some who fought at Ijuc-lxx end Yorktown
and under Perry at Lake Erie, and ot very
many more who In our day gave their live*
to the sword that their country might live.
' t?ref tail blm- 4i#
In srt'*' '•■> . ib* fci -k **•> ►Ak ibrit rr* ,
Ttirir ha4i tun* skleti Iti ttv uti; tb*if hutlw
ID elrx.i.p 1 fit* £•!-• slt'l fMlle BkUt,
liwt ti.il (Mr |trU lkt l-t*<l TlKdifli mn
K'.Afs* t4 pUm n Urv*<bitk • drum.
Ti- } i Ml hutrnrtit ts* tml j-tr.g UioagUl
k blHl o*j 9H ill ttlh'ft •tsd'aOfJarl
Tft At Lilt tx,
It is prosier therefore to cherish their
memories and hand them down to our
children, and when we fail in this we no
longer deserve a place or nsme among the
nations of the earth.
They died that liberty might not die.
They gave up their share of this glad and
lx-autiful earth, that it might become in
time the home of all reaching freedom.
It is meet therefore that we should ceae
awhile from our retl*s activity, and with
the return nf this early summer day bring
fli.wers to ib-corate the graves of Ihow- wh"
fell by disease, and in the iron hail of bat
tle, w, title gat h'-red around a flag that never
yet has trailed in permanent defeat.
lh this behalf then we urge the prompt
organisation of committees in every bor
ough, valley ar,d township (and If neces
sary in every school house i in the county,
who will take charge and see that every
soldier's grave, however lonely or distant,
shall have a m*mento of regard laid upon
it on thst day
It was deemed admissible also to suggest
that it would be the appropriate lime and
opportunity to collect lists of the soldiers
buried in every graveyard and cemetery
whose graves are unmarked, in order tha't
they may be forwarded to the (quartermas
ter General of the United Statos Army,
who will forward suitable m-unorials to be
placed upon them.
The proper blank* for sueb lists will be
furnlstnd to those depuUxl by the commit
tee* for duty, on application to the under
signed D M. Kbllrw, President.
K. C. Uhkrsm an, Secretary.
Bellefonte, Pa., May 15, 1879.
TainrT* or Rkspkct. —At a special
meeting of Howard Grange, No. 297, held
in Lucas Hall, the following wa* offered
Wain... Hy th* will of Wets* FrecMens* oar to
lr*<al brother, M.rsre I'lfer, lis* txwa |M t., ht.
-terns! rswl ; ssxt
W licsi, It.-WAot Urengr. No. 3*7, fr iMs *** r.f
ilsly in <4 th* liitrh ninw is nhl< h tlx
A.- ns*> ,| ■ w h*l<L snbuiit 111* 1.41. tag
Mew,l a *4, Thst whil* a * * It ,1 th* ynx
•M so-.ln*#. ,3 lb* t.reM CtesSst 51.3 boa In hulaMr
snl.tntMi.xi to th* !*iln* •ter ire, a* i|.) l. •mpatbir.
auk th* lers*v*4 family in lb*ts grew! sAtbit. n
n*e t■.*,!, Thll th* fsmili has* Let a 4.mix| as>4
•ir**ltnn*l* h-I*l*l t*l si*t f.tliM, th* tirasp an inter
mSing mrmlier, erxl Mte rmnainnlly sn bnoesal.le ss>4
Sa-'M. Tlist lb* Se< r*Ur* fnrni.h s at lb*
hx*r#o* In lb* fsmity of Ib* <t*e*aeixi bmther
Ree-Urd, Tbsl Use** tesulnthw l tnibliebsnt In
lt> rirfcx'i Frten.l. H*m r*ll* W.Mmwo, sn.l Cas
va Htm* sat. *n3 alsa le In rscuntej in th* athsnlM
■if the (Irene*.
Wa. AUsaes, fr.t
J Nanus ItsVl, >Omnmittre.
J. R Ltsvwsas, )
IN Mkmosian.—At a regular meeting
of Union Grange, No. 320, on May 10,
1879, th* following preamble and resolu
tions were adopted :
w sum. r.x lb* a ret Urns tin** the ajtslnUffli
of ear (Irene* th* sagnl of Orelh has vMI*4 at sad
removed fro, oar rtrrle, on Tknrwtay, Ib# 24th sf
AarU, 1*79. id eioton x,,*. hciber Wm M IMb,as, •
i hsrtr mrsiiet. In tit* bl >*nr -4 btsng* We. th.
sarrlvln* m*mi-re, 4br hi ..pres. net taMtamny
wd sryrixUlhm <g Ib* mnay virtn*s ami r*re.|l.#t
(retts nf rhare.ler nf war dcrssaM bmlbsr . tbrreWx*.
Resolvml, The! la tb Onstb nf IxetbM IMia* ae,
m a Ureng*. saMsia lb* ia of a Ira* 4 hitbSst
JWOoa. lb* ssxmwaMtg a *aa kssrtnl frt*wd. and
tbe family aatd frt*aA* ires wboas I bey attl kmg re
in*snh*r with trerter smotfcm*.
aredrsd. That set iksrtx be draped la mmwadaa
jMJ "j sew of On* reMaUaws pnaaelii
In lb* teadt i of the d-emms l a* aa evpremina at bo*
fcr oar I,usher sad syaspatby M lb* Ixxaetad (smily
In this their Use A id aorraw.aisd th* 1-Bir b* I litll ti
*d la th* fsriner s Friend and oar onaalt pnpsrt.
Far "as PrSnaxi
Aasot Tsthoa, Vosaiadl**w
dassa UAAtaa, J
Krm tb• Nw Or1M iMuou rtl.
The thirty-eight *tate.s in the Union
have ruad? ninety.seven constitutions
for themselves, nearly three apiece,
Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Min
nesota. Nevada, Oregon, 1 Orotic Island
and Wisconsin have each had only ono
constitution. Georgia and Louisiana, on
the other hand, have had the most in
nuinher; Georgia having already adopt
ed six constitutions, while the present
j Convention, silting at the State House,
. Is the sixth that has rnet in this state.
i Kansas, however, would appear to bo
the state hardest to please in the mat
tor of constitutions. It adopted <>n<; in
1857 j was not satisfied with this, and
tried another next year, in 1 85*, and
' still another in 1810, and in the sum
mer of that same year adopted several
j important amendments thereto. Ken
j lucky is the only Southern state whose
I constitution stood the schock of the
war. Florida, Louisiana, Maryland and
Mississippi are still living under "recon
\ struction - ' constitutions. The oldest
: state constitution is that of Massachu
setts, adopted in 17H0 and still in force.
New Hampshire's constitution date*
j from 1792, Vermont's from 1793 and
I Connecticut's from 1818. The youngest
constitution is that ol California, adopt
ted last Wednesday. A new constitu
tion is now l.ing agitated in Mississippi
j ud Kentucky.
The Indian Territory.
Rli'OßT or TIIE IS VE'-TlOAti\o orncct or
TIIK KMIOMSTIOX MOViHRST.
b b< 111* f at.
CHICAGO, May, la.—Col. C. 11. Smith,
of the Nineteenth infantry, who was
detailed to investigate the extent and
location of the movement into the In
dian territory, haa tnsde s rejorl which
confirms the belief current at military
headquarters in this city that the whole
movement has been originated by inter
ested traders and stage companies, and
<lis| el* tbe idea, which g-iined consider
able ground at Washington, that there
was a determined and hona fide settle
ment in the Indian country. The lat
est d.spatche* also substantiate this re
port in the main. * >ne eorre*j>ondent,
however, assert* that as soon as tbe
mibtiry are withdrawn and atten
tion attracted elsewhere the squatter*
will return and take up their claims.
Several of this class with whom he con
versed -aid they had DO desire or inten
tion of opposing the Government or
military, but it was a pity to allow
these land* to las idle They had no
desire to enter land# which were oocu
t pied and cultivated by Indians, but a
'majority of the tribe are laay, subsist
ng on Gorerment supplies, and allow
ing their land* to l*e unfilled. They
Ix-lieve if they should once comfortably
settle on these land* the public would
sustain them in their claim* and the
Government would not dare eject them.
They say it will not be long until a
greater portion of the Indian land*
will be demanded for the white settler*.
I-eg a I Advice.
Ilen Butler was called on by a person
who wanted t J have a talk with him.
" Mr. Butler," said he, "one of my
neighbor'* cows jumped my garden gate
last night and completely destroyed my
flower bed*. The gate was of the height
required by law, and waa closed. Now
1 to know whether 1 can obtain
" Moat assuredly,' replied the widow'*
" Well. Mr. Butler, how much V'
"Oh, sbout ten dollars."
"But. Mr. Butler," triumphantly, "the
cow was your*."
" Ah I" said Mr. Butler, thoughtfully j
and he looked unutterable thing* out
of hi* bad eye. Then he turned to hi*
desk *cralrhed off a few line* on a piece
paper and bunded it to hia visitor. It
wa in the form of an account and read
aa follow* t
" B. F. Butler to Mr. Blank, Ivr: To
damage* caused by oow, $10; by legal
advice. Or., $l5: balance due m<-. t
" Mr. Blank," said Mr. Butler, softly,
"you needn't hurry about the pay
"How hall we frui'n our Girl* ?" it the
1 interrogatory put by an innocent ex
change. Train em with about 2!) yard*
of black silk, if they're young girls; or
a silk velvet would make em happy.
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