Centre Democrat. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1848-1989, July 03, 1879, Image 1

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8. T. SHUGERT sad R. H. FORSTER, Editor*.
Thursday Morning, July 3, 1879.
State Democratic Convention.
Tha ni)XNT(!c Oniivi itUitn will ro't nt liar*
rial.urn,on WEDNESDAY, the ldtli U*jr uf July, lfcTV,
nt txiou, for lt |ui|mmo of nominating n
f >r Stati* Trwarer, iuit traoaactiiig *uh uth*r Uui*
!•** v* th* of tliw party umjr re*|iiirc.
Bjr onl*r of tlio Stair (Vuutiiittavt.
It. M SDK Kit, Chairman.
11. I* iHrrrtnucii.)
I'. J. I'iKHt'r, StrrUrio*.
I'. C. lunar*, )
The Democrat
ha* now been in existence six months,
and still exists, with sufficient vitality
to allow our kind friend* to extern! it.*
life another term. How far we have
met the expectation.* of the public, we
will not discuss at present, but we have
endeavored to present them a readable,
and to the cxteut of our ability, an
instructive paper, free from anything
offensive to render it an unwelcome
visitor to the fumilv circle.
The price of the publication was
placed at the lowest possible amount
for advance payment, 81.50; 82.00 if
not in advance.* We state this now,
that there may be no misunderstand
ing iu the future.
We have lieen requested by Mr.
Fortney, the Chairman of the County
Committee, to announce that the Dm
--r ocratic Conferees of this, the .')4th
♦Senatorial District, will meet at this
J dace, on Saturday next, sth iustant,
to electa Senatorial Delegate to the
State Convention.
Tiie ( anadian government have en
gaged farmer.* nt fixed salaries, to in
struct the Indians in agriculture.
This is much lietter than the United
States system, which sends out thieve*
to corrupt and roh them.
Ax exchange says that Mrs. Hull,
who was recently murdered, seems to
have been one of those vulgar women
who wear on all occasions large quan
tities of showy jewelry. An ignorant
negro servant, dazzled by this display,
crept into her bod room, and to avoid
discovery, choked her to death. After
all, the brilliants turn out to lie paste,
the gold tin.*el, and the foolish wo
man has returned to her native dust,
whither the negro will soon follow her,
A Rkit'iilican paper claims that
Mr. Hayes' approval of the army bill
. disposes of the bayonet issue. Not nt
all. The law authorizing the outrage,
pusscd under the Grant administration,
is still in existence by the veto of
the fraud and the votes of the Repub
lican member*. It is only rendered
inoperative by the refusal of Congress
to appropriate funds from the treasury
to pay the soldiers, for services at the
polls. The issue will continue to exist
until the infamous Inw is wiped from
the statute book. The people of the
United States will not down while a
law exists that will permit u White
House tyrant or fraud to menace them
at the polls, when in the enjoyment of
their natural and inestimable right of
free suffrage.
When Mr. Garfield, says the
Washington Pod, as a member of the
Electoral commission, desired to assist
his associate conspirators in the con
summation of the theft of the Presi
dency, he subscribed to a theory of
states rights which made the general
government a mere instrument to exe
cute the decree of a State without in
quiry as to the geuuine or spurious
character of such alleged decree.
Now, when Mr. Garfield desires to in
spire a veto by the usurper whom he
helped to place in the White House,
he finds no words to express Ids con
tempt for the arrogance of a State
$ that demands the right to superintend
its own elections. There is no other
American statesman who shifts his po
sition and re-adjusts his principles
with greater facility than Mr. Gar
What or Ohio ?
Tlic key-note of tlio coming politi
cal campaign in Ohio was pounded at
Columbus, on lust Thursday evening,
by Gen. Thomas Kwing, the gallant
standard hearer in the contest, in a
speech which lie made in response to
ja serenade, lie presented the issue*
upon which the battle is to be fought
in a terse, vigorous and eloquent man
ner that left no one who beard bis
ringing sentences to doubt where lie
stands upon all the questions that
now divide the political parties of the
country. He concluded a brief re
view of the centralizing tendencies of
the Republican party as follow-:
"In every government, everywhere,
there lire two great opposing forts*—the
force proceeding openiv from the ms.**-,
: tending to equality of right* and the force*
proceeding secretly from th- few tending
to exemption, favoritism and cla* rtjt.-.
I The one mm* nt government by and for
the whole people ; the other by and for
a da**. The one to rule by manhood, the
other by money. In our Itepuhlic tlnse
opposing force* have atway* la-en at work
molding and controlling the action of par
tic-. The Democratic party, founded h\
Jefferson, the inspired Hp-Kile of liU-rtv,
ha* generally throughout it* history been
the exponent of the sentiments and the
champion of the interests of the masse. .
while the Federal party strongly favored
policies tending to centralization, favorit
ism Hnd cla* rule, ltut never in the histo
ry of our Government have the principles
and method* opposed to true Democracy
Iss-n so boldly and p-werfully maintained
a* by th Kepiihlican party in the past
twelve year*. It* long and firm hold of
rapidly expanding power and the enor
mous growth of concentrated wealth have
develop'd and ripeio-l the force* inimical
to popular government until now, having
reduced the lalmring masse* almost to
pauperism, having stripped the middle
dasse* of Urge share of their wealth,
having learned how to exact enormous
tribute from corporations it ha* enriched
by unjust legislation, it seeks by corrup
tion to briU> and by force to overawe the
electors, and to perpetuate its power in ut
ter contempt of the Constitution mid of
i the free and unbought suffrages of the
These are words of truth. They
are word* of momentous import, and
should convey a warning to !>*• beetled
by the masses of the people if they
hope long to enjoy the blowing* of free
government. This party of the few
against the many ; this party of Fed
eralism against the Democracy of Jef
ferson ; this party of centralized pow
er ; this party of opposition to the
principle of home rule, must l>o shorn
of it* power, a* were the Federalists
of old, or our boasted freedom will
soon become a mockery ami a re
proach. In this contest of opjto*itc
policies it is encouraging to know that
Tom Kwing and the Ohio I)eitinerary
have taken so firm a stand. They
promise to fight the dangerous politi
cal heresies, so boldly avowed by the
opposition, with vigor and determin
ation, and with the right so clear
ly on their side the result cannot be
Except by a few carping and cap
tious mal contents, it is conceded that
the Hon. William A. Wallace is the
ablest and most efficient* representa
tive the Democracy of Pennsylvania
has bad in the. Unites! .States Senate
since the days of James Buchanan.
In practical statesmanship, ability, in
dustry ami power a* a debater, Mr.
Wallace stands to-dny high up in the
front rank of Senators. Since the
extra session began his service* have
lieen invaluable to his party and the
country. No lalsor has been too great
for hirn to uudertake, ami in the
actual work of the session, it is safe
to say he ha* liorne far more than his
share. Thanks from his Democratic
constituents are his due, and they
should lie tendered freely and unhesi
Military subordination to civil
|xjwcr, is the great victory won by the
Democrats of Congress, in their fight
with the stalwart Republicans and the
fraudulent Executive. The National
treasury cannot again he used as an
election fund, to plant the bayonet at
the polls, to influence Republican
Coxukkx* adjourned on Tuesday,
and Mr. Hayes, believing that "dis
cretion is the lietter part of valor," ha*
wisely concluded not to call another
extra session.
Osk of the most solemn orgnn* of
the Republican party, sitys the Wash
ington Pont, gravely asserts that "I're<--
iilent Hayes did nothing whatever to
j secure his present position ; lie had 110
! part in choosing the high court which
: determined the claim- of the two ean
j didatcs, and he did not emerge from the
i dignified seclusion of hi* distant home
until the court had decided in hi* fa
' vor." Suppose all that were true,
| though no sensible person will concede
it, it still remain* a fact that he took
the place to which lie km w and had
admitted that hi* competitor wa- elec
ted; thai he had no sootier got warm
. in hi* stolen seat of powvr than lie he
gun to parcel out oflieo* among the
men whose crimes had made hi* instal
lation possible; that lie continued this
work until all the title thieve.-, big
and little, had been paid, and that hc
has used the authority of tin office
thus obtained and thus paid for in a
way calculated to excite the bitterest
animosity of a majority of hi* fellow
citizen*, even if they believed he bad
been honestly elected. All tin -c un
deniable fuels fully explain the feel
ings of the insulted people toward*
Mr. Haves. It was quite enough that
he came in through fraud, but bis eon
duet iu the usurjied place ha* con
stantly tended to aggravate the origi
nal outrage, and render intolerable
that which, under any eireum-tatn-e*.
would have Iki-u a severe t-*t of tol
THE bill appropriating tHO,000 for
the expenses of Federal marshals,
pa--<d by C'otign-- last week, was re
turned by Mr. Hayes with a veto.
For all the necessary and legitimate
purposes of the public service this
amount was admitted to be ample for
the pay of tlnve officials. The only
faults that Mr. Hayes could fuel with
the hill have relation to the use of
deputy marshals at the elections, and
that it prohibits the government from
making any contract or assuming
any liability for their future payment
until nn appropriation shall have been
made Iv law. 'lhesc provisions were
designed to stop the employment of
the rounders, repeaters ami ballot
stullers that make the election* in
many of our cities a farce and a dis
grace. After this veto Mr. Hayes had
the check to make a pitiful apfM-al to
Congress to pa.*.* the hill without thee
prohibitory clause*. The representa
tives of the people, however, were de
cided in their refusal to comply with
hi* wishes, and, with the adjournment
ou Tuesday, arc now prepared to go
liefore the country on the issue thus
TO-MORROW" i* the 103 d unniver-arv
of the Declaration of American Inde
pendence. At many |x>iiit* through
out the I nited States, North and Suth
Fast and West, the day will he observ
ed with inij>osing and patriotic cere
monies. The "Stars and Stri|>c*" will
be flung out to catch the earliest morn
ing breeze, cannon will roar in clamor
ous salutation, pyrotechnic* add their
annual contribution to the patriotic
of the day and orators en- ;
trance listening crowds a* they depict
in glowing words the growth, glory
ami greatness of our country. Well,
the Fourth comes but once a year, and
its grand memories must never be |or
mitted to slumlter. It is a day in
which the largest intitude for the dis
play of patriotism niUFt be nllowcd to
man, woman and youth, and good na
ture should prevail with all. Hurrah !
for the Fourth of July !
TIIK New York Tribune lias start
ed a story, which is receiving au ex
tensive circulation, that Mr. Tilden
now entertains a serious notion of
running for Governor of New York
this fall. The Tribune, however, has
of late earned a reputation for reek
lens and unscrupulous mendacity that
causes the truth of its statement* to be
largely discounted. Anything it ntay
cay about Mr. Tilden should especially
be taken with several grains of salt.
Tin: quinine monopoly receive*
severe blow in the closing hours of
Congress. |\ir years tin- tariff due*
, tijMiU quinine have been so high u* to
|he practically prohibitory, and just
1 before (he adjournment a hill wa*
| passed placing it upon the free li*t of
j ini|K>rt*. Should Mr. Hayes npprove
the hid there will he eonijxliiion and
this useful medicine will conic down to
a reasonable price.
Tiik hill appropriating niouev to
pay lettt r carrier* tvas signed by the
President ~n Monday. That law al
lows from the date of it* ]mssagc
91,G<)n p, r annum to two-third* id" the
carrier* in lirst-cla-s cities, 88"ifi | M -r
year to the carriers iu -econd-eluss
cities and Bh(mi j„ r aiitiutii to tie re
As tVH go to press a few prepara
tions towards the observance of the
" day we celebrate " nrc • vident in the
wire* being stretched from house to
*hi.tisß for the purpose of di-plaving
the -tar- and -tripe* and other appro
priate elnhleilis.
I lIK Democratic State convention
of Maine nut at Itangor on Moudav
and renominated I iov. I lareidoii a
their candidate for governor.
Aluiut Tlldeu.
1 A remarkable communication,aigncu
by Mr. .1011 it F. Mine*, of I' tie*, N. Y.,
appeared in the New York H'or/.f. It
professe* to giva some inside history of
the closing act* of General Grant'* Ad
ministration, and *ei* forth with min
uteness of detail the plans which bail
been arranged to prevent the inaugura
tion ol Mr. libb-ii. The authority Mr.
Mine* quote* is General Stewart L.
Woodford, who win appointed I'ntted
Mat*-* District Attorney at New York
by General Grant jut before his term
of office expired. It was a surprise to
General Woodford's friends that he ac
repts 1 the office, but tl,s General now
explains his nction by saying that it was
by s|hs-ikl re.jiiest of General Grant, who
tobl him that ho feared an attempt
would bo made to seal Tllden by a great
jmpular uprising, ar.d he wanted a man
in the place who would not sciuple to
cru-h a mob. General Woodford says:
"I believe that during the month Hist
closed the Administration of Grant and
opened that of Hayes the country stood
on the brink of a civil war more terrible
than that which we passed through, and
it would have drenched the whole
North ill blood. He further dec,are
In* belief that a plan to inaugurate Tll
den existed 111 New York, and says
"My plan* were all laid systematically.
Wo had quietly taken aome very effi-c
live precautions betorehand. Had Til
den attempted to have carried out his
rouji ,fetat and had hilnsejf inaugurated
on thei'ily Hail steps, my orders and
intention* were to seise him al once
under a warrant charging him with high
treason, to convey him secretly and *e
curely on lioard a Government vessel
lying in Fat river, and ship him to
fort Adam* or aome other secure |>oint
where he could undergo his trial. . . .
While I was in Washington I made ar
rangement* with Robeson not only to
secure lildcn, but to ovctawe the tnob
and shdl them out if necessary." The
General further states that the Custom
House and Nub-Treasury were prepared
for resistance; that troop* were quietly
brought from the West and South mid
in***ed at Washington, Fort Mcllenry
and in New York harbor; that Grant,
Sherman, Sheridan and other military
men were outspoken in their opinion
that the army ought to tie used for re
pressivo measure*, though Sherman
Irankly expressed some doubts in re
sped to the Democratic tendencies of
tin- rank and file. Grant had deter
mined to u*e every soldier, sailor and
gun at hi* command to put down any
thing like Democratic rebellion, (ten.
oral Woodford 1* possibly right when he
say* that "if it had been anybody but
Grant who stood in the way Tilden
might have been inaugurated and got
ten pos-easion of the revenues in spite
of Congress and the Electoral Commis
sion ; but he is probably more nearly
correct when lie say* Tilden's "natural
timidity and irresolution" held him
- - 1#
Sxvxv thousand seven hundred and
thirty dollar* i* the precise ainounlpanl
for the service* of Republican repeater*
in the disguise of deputy marshal* at
the election in Philadelphia last year.
Marshal Kerna haa sworn that the elec
tion law under which the deputies are
appointed ia not required for the pro
tection of the ballot box, and Congress
has made no appropriation for their
payment. Herealter the deputy marsh
als must be paid out of the radical cor
motion fund. They will never get a
dollar for their infamous party service*
out of the publio treasury as loog aa the
Democrat* have a majority in either
branch of Congress.— l/arritbur<j Patriot
The Prohibitory State Committee met
Monday afternoon and adopted an ad
dress to the voter* of Massachusetts de
nouncing all lawa that favor the liquor
traffic and urging thorough organisa
tion in support of absolute prohibition.
The Model Church.
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I'-urtflur* *ro plyinp their rocation at
Ixick Haven an<l Mill Hall.
'ireat <Ji*ireaa m refaortcii in the wet
of Ireland on ac.outit til the continued
It iff aflirmed that pold haa been dia
covered at lilen Kiddle, fifteeu tnilea
Iroin Philadelphia.
A number of cattle en route for Enff
land died in the car* nt Montreal from
jainttiinj; and exremivo heat.
I lie Bilk factory at Tituton i running
on large-hrdetß. and the proprietors ad
vertiae lor two hundred lianda.
The I'ine Iron Work* at Keading are
now running regularly and to their full
capacity for the first time since 1k73.
Lieutenant Henry M. McC'awley, of
Company I, Thirteenth infantry, aliot
hiniffvll through the Loud Monday after
noon at Atlanta, <ta.
The giant powder magarine at >fow
bray * nitroglycerine works. North Ad
am*, Maa., exploded Monday afternoon,
killing .lack Pierce and William Lang.
In .lohntown on Thtirnday a fourteen
month* old child was set upon by a
rooster and so severely pecked and
struck by the bird's spur* that it was
seriously injured.
William Stoneback, a brakeman on a
freight trabi running on the
Valley railroad, was struck by a bridge
al Hokendaiiqua, at noon Monday, and
instantly killed.
The Ohio Itemocratie State Commit
tee has decided to formally open the
campaign early in Auguit with speecb
e* by Pendleton, Thurmau, Kwing,
Stoadman and others.
It is rumored in Tamas|tia, Schuyl
kill county, that the extensive iron
work* of Measra. Shoener A Allen, al
that nlvce, have iieen leased by the
Philadelphia and Keading Koad.
The nineteenth annual struggle in
the aquatic race betaeen Harvard and
Yale college*, on Friday la*t, at New
I/ondon, Conn., resulted in victory for
the Harvard boat club. Tiote 22.15.
At a meeting of nail manufacturer*
helil al Wheeling, W. V*.. Monday
afternoon the price of nail* was ad vane
ed to f'2.10 card rates, which ia equiva
lent to an advanoe of ten cent* per keg
on the present card.
A Paris dispatch to the London
Standard state* that Prince .lerotne Na
poleon will publish a manifesto after the
Mineral of the Prince Imperial urging
all Konapartial* to submit to the Ke
public and that he Lh already iasured
President Grevy.
Friday morning last, about 8 o'clock,
a tremendous boiler exploaion took
place in the large saw mill and planing
establish men I operated by A. Wilts I
Son, on the east side of Front atreet,
Philadelphia. Several persons were
killed and the surrounding property in
It has leaked out at Bt. Louis, Mo.,
that in aettling the accounts of the de
funct Southwestern Railway Association
the diaoovery was made that the Han
nibal and St. .loseph railroad had failed
to report to the pool officer aome 992,- !
TKK.MS: tfl.oO |wr Annum, in Arivitncr.
j <**) received from freight traffic. Tho
I Si i rctary lnw been ordered to make out
I bills and proceed to collect tlma.
i Considerable indignation in expressc 1
here among the Western railroad men
over the transaction.
James Cordon Bennett'* ahip, Jean
nette, Lieutenant b<-I/orig commander,
bound on an exploring expedition to
the North I'ole, i. now prepared to
aail from the port of San Francisco.
I.'Udrr. tho organ of M. It/mher, of
Paris, makes the following declaration :
Prince Jerome Napoleon i* recognised
as the chief of tho Na|>oleoriic dvnasty
and consequently the cliief of the
l'.onapartict party, lie cannot fail to
reive resolute and devoted #up|>ort of
all faithful to the Lmpire." This de
claration is made by the advice of M.
Rouher, hut it i* doubtful whether all
tile Imperialists will rally around
I'rincc Jerome, who will probably con
tinue to maintain his silent attitude.
The troop* with the I'rince Imperial
wh<-ri killed declare, in contradiction of
Lieutenant < arris'statement, that tho
survivors galloped two or three rnile*
without stoj.j ing. The correspondent
say* the C^uartertnaster tieneral die
obeyed Lord Chelmsford's orders by
•ending the I'rincc on a dangerous ex
pedition, and the escort of which do
s rted it* duty. In the whole atfair
there is not on redeeming feature.
I iie troop *hip < iriento, with the l*ly
of the prince, is e*|e-cte<l to reach I.Dg
lan<i on the '.'! h of July.
The wife of Postmoter John 1.,
I'eircc, of I'.ristol, Rhode Island, has
l*><-n regarded a- partially insane for
some time. A few week* ago she shot
her husband in the head while ho
slept. Monday last when Mr. Pearoo
went to dinner he found the door* of
hi* house fastened. He forced an en
trance. and going to a chamber found
Mrs. Pearce in bed wrapped in flames.
It appears that she had saturated tho
bedclolbing with kerosene. U.d down
ami set tho bed on fire. The fire was
extinguished, but Mrs. Pearce was so
badly burned that she cannot survive.
The completion of the Sutro tunnel
in Nevada, was celebrated on Monday.
After ten years of ceaselews labor day
and night and an expenditure of
(mO.Ctftfi the tmwerful engine of the
combination shaft of the H*!e A Xor
cross and Savage mine* was started up
that morning at precisely 0 o'clock, d.s
charging water into the Sutro tunnel,
at the mouth of which it made it* ap
pearance in one hour and twenty
; minutes, showing a temperature of 101
degri-es, which gradually increased to
:11k degrees. In eight hoar* the water
in the long drowned out mine# was low
ered one hundred feet. Kverything
worked well. The success of the great
engineering work surpasses all ex
Hade Hampton on the South.
Vr<*n • Idile iMrftp* it Tort P*j>r.
I think the Southern people are in
accord with the views I expressed in
the Senate, and they will be generally
adopted. Judging from the letter* 1
have received and the Southern men I
have seen. I can safely say I believe
they are in full accord with my view*.
\ The South is eminently conservative,
and has always been so. It want* to be
quiet, and doe* not want to be the vic
tim nor the mover in anything that
will create trouble or mistrust. As to
the laws permitting the presence of
troops at the polls, they were war
measures, and all wish them repealed.
1 would never have delivered the speech
I did but tor a speech of Mr: Thurman'a
some time ago, in which he denied, and
truthfully denied, the charge that tho
South ws* dictating the |*>licy of tho
Democratic party. If the Northern
paper# would try to get at the true dis
jwnition of the Southern people, it
would promote reconciliation. I know
that they have sent able correspondent*
through the South, many of whom I
have met and whose ootre*|>ondence I
have read. Rut I do not think theX
have seen with impartial eyes. They
have felt constrained to write to suit tho
politic* of the papers they represented,
I refer a* much to the correspondent*
of the Democratic pre** as of the Re
publican. At least, they have mistaken
the true feeling of the South. It did
not attempt to secede for war, and it
does not follow that, because it did not
succeed in leaving the Union, it still
wishes to injure it. This is the only
country the Southern people now have,
and they wish to make it as great and
prosperous a* io**ihle. The South ought
to be credited with having prevented
; war in 187fi, when the whole country
was at fever heat over the Presidential
election. A gun fired in South Caroli
na then would have precipitated a gen
eral war. The South ia stronger to day
I than in IftfiO. There ia no feeling of
timidity actuating her present policy.
There i* no desire for another war. The
South wants peace. Tbi* I know to be
the feeling of the whole people there.
1 want to see the country settled and
quiet, and toy only object in going to
< 'ongre** was to help bring it about.
Pt* Pour* AIT or Por* I.xo.—Pope
bo XIII is tall and spare, with a pa
trician air. ITe ha* a Hue head, crow n
ed with white hair, strongly marked
feature*, the aspect of an ascetic, with
something marble-like in the general
appearance of the figure. Hi* face i*
lighted by a piercing look, and hi*
smile ia very winning, lli* voice ia so
norous, not *o mellow as Pope Pius's,
but more powerful. Though he U
moderate in hi* opinion* he doe* nol
lack firmness.
NO. 27.