Centre Democrat. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1848-1989, November 06, 1879, Image 1

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Terms II.AO per Annnm.ln Advance.
S. T. SHUGERT and R. H. FORSTER. Editor*.
Thursday Morning, November 6, 1879.
MR. HAYES has issued a proclama
tion appointing November 27 as a day
of thanksgiving and prayer? All
right. It is to be hoped he will ob
serve the day in fervent prayer to be
forgiven for one great crime, at least.
OF the seven candidates voted for
on the State ticket by the Ohio Repub
licans Hickenlooper, for Lieutenant-
Governor, received the smallest vote.
He happened to be a Union soldier.
Of the seven candidates voted for on
the State ticket by the Ohio Demo
crats Ewing and Rice received the
largest vote. They happened to lie
Union soldiers. Somehow or other,
says the New York World, these two
facts don't seem to lienr out the theo
ries of our esteemed Republican con
temjiornries concerning the overpow
ering love of the Republicans for the
Union soldier and the unquenchable
animosity of the Democrats towards
THE Radical party, encouraged by
the patieuce with which the people
submitted to the great crime commit
ted iu the counting out of the legal
> Iv elected President of the United
Spates iu 187t, now fancy that they
will submit to have their States blot
ted out, and their Constitutional right*
transfer ml to a centralized despotism
at Washington. Rut that party had
better not count too strongly UJKJU pub
lic jiatience. It is "the last straw that
breaks the camel's back," aud the stal
warts will do well to heed the signs,
liefore pressing too far their efforts to
abrogate State lines and place the re
served rights of the States and of the
jH-ople in the keeping and at the mercy
of a centralized power, whether that
power lie the result of fraud, or the
creature of eircuinstance*. The Amer
ican people, when brought to realize
the fact that a great party in this coun
try, encouraged by the immunity giv-
CRI to fraud in one instance, lias the
audacity to proclaim its determination
to ignore the Constitution and its re
servations in favor of the States and
the people, will uot be iu teni|>er
to view such wrong with complacency.
Patience will give way to overwhelm
ing wrath that will grind the usurp
ing jiarty to powder. The Constitu
tion fixes certain lines of demarcation
for the General and State Govern
ments, beyond which neither can |>ass
without crime, and the Republicans
may not hope to pass these lines with
impunity. That we do not misinter
pret the motives of the Republican
leaders, it is only necessary to rend
the platforms they have given to the
public, the speeches of their statesmen
' and politicians, and the articles of the
press when occasion calls for remark
011 the subject of state rights. They
can have but one tendency—centrali
ration of power in a strong overshad
owing Government nt Washington,
antagonizing local self governments.
This is so apparent that it cannot es
cape public attention, for their argu
ments are not delivered in mild or
concealed terms, but are openly and
boldly avowed, with a view to divide
the country by geographical political
t lines to weaken the force of opposition.
We have abiding faith that there yet
remains enough patriotism" in the
country to save oar institutions from
the danger which menaces them, that
popular indignation will yet assert it
selfin sufficient time nnd with sufficient
energy to arrest the bold work of de
stroying the form of Government, as
our fathers gave it to us. Hut these
destructive tendencies of the Radicals
must be met and rebuked in the same
spirit which inspired Jefferson to com
bat the same idea of strong govern
ment presented and urged by the Fed
eralists of old,
No Timo for Sectionalism.
Evidence accumulates day by day
that it is the deliberate and determined
purpose of the stalwart leaders of the
Kcpublicnn pnrty to force the politi
cal issues of IKBO into the old and dis
gusting rut of sectionalism and lnitrecl
of the South. They painfully realize
that it is only by funning into a fresh
Hume the dying embers of the fires of
passion and prejudice that burned so
fiercely during a calamitous and un
happy period of civil war that they
have the slightest hojsj of extending
their present lease of ill-gotten power.
To these fomentors of hate and dis
union, the majority of whom did so
little when a real exigency of danger
menaced the government, the patriot
ic and sublime sjiectacle of the Union
restored, the .States again in harmony
with each other, and the people of all
sections of the country ouce more
dwelling together in peace and frater
nity, has but few attractions. They
well know that their future success as
jtolitical leaders and teachers depends
upon an entirely different condition of
affairs, and they will not falter for a
single moment in their efforts to bring
it about. For this, there must be a
solid North to offset a South made
solid only in a desire for home rule
and freedom from Federal interference
in borne concerns. For this, the sense
less cries of a new rebellion ami the
domination of the Confederate briga
diers are dinned into Northern ears
with continuous iteration and re-itera
tion in every variety of change that
eau be rung from them. For this, the
stalwart press daily groans with base
and malicious libels upon the people
of the South. For this, Blaine,
Brewster, Conkling, Sherman and a
hundred other stalwarts of like courage
and mendacity send forth their brutal
anathemas of hate, their malignant
sophistries, and their shameless jx-r
--versions of every day facts and occur
rences that (HTtain to one section of
the country —all tending to one end :
The success of the Republican |arty
in IHBO.
Will the end desired by these mar
plots and demagogues who control the
Republican organization be reached
by an issue of sectionalism such as
wc have pointed out ? We think not.
Surely, if ever there was a time for
such an issue it is not now, nor will it
he next year. That Fnion, Harmony
and Fraternity are at all timed lietter
for the happiness and prosperity of
the people no intelligent and unbiased
|erson will deny.
And this calls to mind at least one
|M>tent reason why the sober, second
thought, when it conies, will not give
success to any political party that hopes
to grasp it through the divisions, dis
sent ions and hatreds that come of aee
tional agitations. The material inter
ests of the county will not permit it.
After a long and dreary period of
gloom, depression nnd embarrassment
in all our business and industrial pur
suits, we are beginniug to rejoice in
the blessed fact of a dawning prosper
ity, and with it a bright and hopeful
outlook for the future. In the great
centres of trade and commerce we
have beheld a striking transformation
from inertness to activity. Business
seems to lie thriving everywhere.
Great manufacturing and producing
industries, for years either dormant
or dragging along a sickly existence in
the general stagnation of the times, are
again stirring with new life and energy.
Labor is in active demand and com
mands higher wages. Employers and
employes are 011 Ix-tler terms with each
other, hoping to reap a mutual benefit
in their improved prospects. These
manifestations of a better condition of
business are to be felt and seen at every
hand. Are they the mere fits and starts
of transitory and illusive causes that
will pass away in an unexpected mo
ment, or arc they the real and tangible
signs of a permanent and strong busi
ness revival. 7 Which will tend most to
ward permanency and strength —peace
and reconciliation, with huaiuoan, po
litical and racial intercourse free,
friendly and unrestrained throughout
all sections of the country, or a new
crusade of sectionalism with its ac
companying evils of discord and dis
content ? Which will give greater se
curity and confidence 7 But oue sen
sible answer can be given to these ques
tions. The time therefore for sectional
ism has past away; and under these
circumstances xnd surroundings will
not the inquiring, conservative and
patriotic good sense of the |>eople dc
nuAid that such an issue IK; 110 longer
a factor in a great Presidential elec
tion? And will not the {xditical party
which insists otherwise receive a signal
and lasting rebuke?
Official Voto of Contro County.
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DISTRICTS. - sr r tr
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r y : p
Belb-fonte, N. W ! 71 144 II 4
Do. S. W 107 00 14 1
Do. W. W 35 4* S 1
Howard 35 3s 1
Mihuburg 32 83 .fs 6
Millhi-im 104 22
l'hili|MlHirg 11l 1341 ;>
I'd ion villi- 26 29 r, 10
lbnner ■ 104", 2s 1;
i 127 60 34.
Uurruido ' 10 33
Uurtin i
Collegw 6! 1 102* 3N
Ferguson, Did p 142 4'-'
Ferguson, New 31 4;*
Oregg 161 32
Mains* 153 70 3 4
Half Moo 31 65 12
llarrD 105 IJO
Howard 61 62 4
Hue lon 33 4H 82
I.itx-rly 341 GO I 19
Marion 78 2".' 1
Mile* ' IR4 3s 1
Patina 29 6'.' 2
Penn - 89 r, 1
Potior, North. 132 &o
Potter, South 11l 62
Ruth - 64 18 7
Snow Shoe 07 24 8
Spring 12* llrt If,
Taylor 23 27 4
Union 44 47 2u 10
Walker- 144". B'.i 7
Worth 40 36 16'
ToUl 2090 1706 297 . 01
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■ i s ! !
lull-font*. N W '.l 141- ft, ) 14
Ho. W 103 an | J<>2 to |T
Do WW. Vi 44- | : Ml 4* t
lll.W*rl 3*l „ V. -Jt ... H M *7
M>iai.tirr— a at; at w 32 t
Miilh-lm lu2 102 a a
I-tiilij-l-or I'St I m ]|o inn 4
I nl-ntllU-- ...* 21 4'. .> a A
O"A*A. 1 114 M 41 Un M
Snriial-U J 14 M ... 1.1 it. ...
Cartln, ■ <•* m a. <•• ui in
Col W '.Ji 14 i
rmwen. Old 142 MS U _
VTa>wn. E „ .14 AA v. at ...
Or-AA - 1 12 lil 31 ...
I lain— Its TC' ;i I 144 *0 .1
IIAH Moon *1 4*. 34 ,V 2M I 14
llarrU v: to ... w 44
II —| It H' 4 40 42 4
llnalnn ..... It T.l *1 J A|
Mhrr I X7 nt r.. X! tm .1
Mtrton | T XT .1 7 ZT 1
Mil* 1M * 2 I*4 I
FAM-.* ——l 77 AA 7 .'.4 4
Fnn m Ai I wi a I
Potu-r. Mottli - la* : „. iw 47 x
PctUr.Soath IU - ... 112 m
*ah I t l |e 1 42 tT
Sn-iw Shoe I 7 T. 7 M. rt2 A
Sf-flnA 177 tl.\ 17 1/7 11A |A
T7lr-r : -2-2 X 4 d T 4
Caki* 2A so an 4 4:
W*l4 i 144 4n 7 14'. 411 ?
Worth.. -I 40 44 17 *1 I*
T-tal <Mltl ISA 2A44 I*o7l 314
The alxive are the official returns of
Centre county lacking Curtin town
ship, which will probably increase the
Democratic majority from ten to
MR. HAY E* wants Gen. Grant to ix--
come his guest, on his Arrival at
Washington, and has sent a formal in
vitation to that effect. Will Grant
accept? A visit to the White House
will no doubt suggest to him some
pleasant memories. It has l>on the
resilience of the best and greatest of
American statesmen, nil placed there
by the Americnn people, but—well,
the invitation was signed by the wrong
THE official returns of the Ohio
election show a majority of 17,129 for
Foster over Kwiug, and a majority
for Foater over all of 3,8*>5. The
Grecnlmck candidate received 9,129
votes and the Prohibitionist 4,145.
The majority for Gen, Hickenlooper
(Rep.) over Gen. Rice (Hem.) is 15,-
978. The total vote for Governor waa
The Elections.
111 Pennsylvania the Republicans
have elected Samuel Butler, Republi
can, State Treasurer over Daniel <).
Harr, the Democratic candidate, by a
large majority—not less than .V>,o<Ml,
and it may reach 40,000. This large
majority is not duo to any increase in
the Republican vote. It may le at
tributed almost entirely to the apathy
and indifference of Democrats who
could not IHJ induced to go to the jsills
on lost Tuesday. In this county, the
Democratic plurality over Butler is
over 900. Had the Democrats (Killed
the vote they gave Mr. Dill, which was
under the full Democratic vote, Mr.
Barr would have two thousand over
Butler iu the county. In the county
about a two-thirds vote was {Milled.
In New York, the Kelly lolt has
resulted iu the election of Cornell, Re
publican, over Lucius Robinson, the
present ( iovernor of the State ami the
Democratic candidate for re-election.
Cornell's plurality is variously esti
mated at from 20, 1 IKK) to SO;000. There
is no doubt that Hon. Ularkson I'otter
1 the Democratic candidate for Lieu
tenant (iovernor and the balance of
the Democratic State ticket have been
j handsomely elected. There was no
division in the Democratic party ex
cept upon (iovernor, ami the result
shows that New York is still really
Democratic ami may be counted upon
ascertain to vote for the Democratic
candidate for President next year.
Maryland stands in the Democratic
1 column with old time firmness. For
Governor, Wm. T. Hamilton, Ih-mo
-1 crat, wa* elected by the usual Demo
cratic majority and with him the en
tire State ticket.
In Ma— achusotlN, Gen, lien j. F.
Butler is again defeated for (iovernor
by John I>. Lmg, the Republican
nominee by a plurality intimated at
Wisconsin elects a Republican (iov
ernor, a dm* Minnesota. and Ne
braska a Republican Judge; of the
Supreme Court. New Jersey and
Connecticut elected State legislatures
and the results in Inith are favorable
to the Republicans.
From the Southern State* that
voted on Tuesday the returns are very
meagre. 111 Virginia the election
turned upon the question of the State
j debt ami it is sup|>oscd that the party
i favorable to what is known as the Mc
-1 Cu I lough compromise have triumphed
; over the other party called the ro-ad-,
jjusterw, or rather the rcpudiators
. From Mississippi we have but slight
returns. It is supposed the State lias
gone Democratic. The election was
exceedingly quiet nnd orderly.
voters of Centre county at home on
election day. Fellow Democrats !"
what think you of such indifference 7
The Chief of the Bureau of Statistics
at Wash ngton re|orta that the value
of the exports from the United States
of live animals of all kinds increased
(rgm $5,844,683 during the year ended
.lune 30, 1878, to $11.487,754 during the
year .tune ended 30, 1879. <>f the total
exports of live animals during the last
fiscal year 71 per cent, were sent to
(treat Britain,
During a maas meeting of the Oreen
back Labor party at Scranton, Saturday
night, a runaway horse, which had be
come detached from a street ear, daahed
into the crowd, when a miner name
Brian Judge was knocked down and
killed. The crowd became very much
excited over the event, and were eo
lhrealing toward the driver of the car
that be was locked up in the station
house for protection.
Another of those remarkable stories
comes from Pike county. This time a
Miss Clara Hendershot, who lives near
Shohola, is the heroine. While rowing
in her boat she met a deer, a big fellow,
swimming leisurely along, so that she !
might overtake him. She fiitd and i
wounded him slightly. The animal j
made for the boat, and the girl lunged a
big knife in hia throat and came off vic
An old gray-headed woman was
arrested in Philadelphia laat week for
stealing $375. She put the money in
her mouth and for several hours resist
ed the efforts of tbe'policemen to get it
out. As she was so old they didn't
want to hurt her and sha went to jail
with the money still there. Poverty
was the cause or the crime.
remarkable suit which brought to our
| court* the rnoi-J distinguished arid able
lawyer* in the State ; that involved more
I line point* in the intricate law which gov
j ern the tenure ami title to the land* <>f
1 the Commonwealth ; and which resulted
! in a verdict for the defendant*—the heir*
I of the lloutz e*tato—found a fit culmina
j lion in the elegant banquet given at Houtz
| dale by the defendant* in thi* memorable
| < ae. They considered the victory of *0
j much importance, and felt *0 grateful to
all who contributed to their uccu, that
j they determined to emphasize their gruli
> tudo by calling together their friends—
J those who took an active part in the great
caae and a)o their |>er*onal friend*.
The writer left liellefonte in company
with the lion C. T. Alexander and D. F.
Fortney, E->q. Mr. Alexander represented
at the dinner the counsel, who won for the
defense their splendid triumph. Mr. Me-
A leer and Goo. M Brisbin, Ksq, ledh de
fendant* in the suit, managed the dinner
and received the guests. Robert Lawshe,
was called to the chair, after the guest* had
done ample just We to the really incoroj.ar
able dinner served by that prince of genial
hosts, Fred Ke*e of the Arlington House,
and immediately the important business
of the evening began. Hon. R. Bruce
Petrikin, of Huntingdon, and Thomas 11.
Fisher, K*q., brother of the Congressman
from the Huntingdon district, occupied, in
connection with Harry M Ateer, George
M. Brisbin, Harrv Hartman and ex-Sheriff
Pie, of Clearfiekreounty, one table. Hon.
C. T. Alexander, I). F. Fortney, Esq.,
Win. A. Tobias and J. C. Harper, two of
our county officials, together with Joseph
Morgan, recorder of Clearfield county,
George 11. Zeigler, of l'hilipsburg, and
others, occupied another. Ik>n St. George
Frazier, Houtzdah-'s only editor, with
John K White, of Oteeula, and George
II Barrett, Jr., of Beliefonte, not to men
tion Charley McCauley, managed to fill
another table. Alt-gether there were sev
enty-two person* sitting at one time at the
various tabbw in the two tastefully dec
orated rooms prepared for the occasion.
Mr. Rmae deserves great credit for the
j handsome manner in which be entertained
the guest, of the evening. Mr. Lawshe,
j the chairman, called the assemblage to
I order at precisely twelve o'clock. The
baton, wielded by the chairman, was an
empty wine bottle. A* oon as order was
j established, Bruce i'etrikin arose, and in a
felicitous *j<e*ch toasted "the counsel for
the defense, and called on our popular
fellow-townsman, Hon. C. T Alexander,
to respond Without exaggeration, Mr.
Alexander made one of the most eloquent
• speeches it was ever our good fortune to
j hear. At the conclusion of hi* remark*,
Mr. Petrikin once more arose and offered
j a l'*st to "the Uouls. heir*," and asked for
- a response from George M Brisbin, Esq.
In a feeling and happy manner, Mr. Bris
| that it wa* with no spirit of
that the defendants in thi* im-
had called their friend* to
gether. He (poke of the overshadowing
1 interest all the people of Houtzdaie had in
■ the result of the suit. The titles of their
property were at stake, he said, and it was
not to glory over the defeat of the plain
tiff*, but to rejoice in the fact that a thou
sand people were not rendered homeless,
that the former owner* of all thi* valuable
property had arranged for thi* reunion of
their friend*. Hher toast* were offered
and response* made by D. F. Former.
George R. Barrett, Jr., and other*. The
festivities were continued until a late hour,
when the guesU boarded a special train
that lay upon the tr*ck awaiting their con
venience, and bid a reluctant farewell to
lloutadale and the good people wbo had
been *0 aolicitou* of their comfort.
Kisi'o atioxa l. —M r. John Maaon Dun
can, the accomplished instructor, I* at
present conducting a night school in the
District School building, lie will be as
sisted by a full corps of teachers, who will
aid him in giving to the pupil* a complete
and useful courae of study. Primary and
advanced classes in reading and spoiling
have been formed, commercial arithmetic
and book-keeping will be taught by a
skillful book-keeper, and Mr. Duncan will
himself give instructions In grammar and
composition. Four sessions will ixj held
during the week—every Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday aveaitvg—be
ginning at 7 o'clock, for the nominal sum
of ff'J.6o per mouth; AO cents extra fb
book-keeping. Those desiring to Uke ad
vantage of this offer may consult Mr. Dun
can, or eall at tha school, it being desirable
for al) to commence as soon as possible.
—lt it Mid that Washington's Birthday,
Deooratton Day, Fourth of July and
Christmas will all occur on Snnday in
—Clifford Thomas loaves to-day to
the Altnnna car shops.
TEKMS: JH1.50 |h t Annum, in Alliance.
Dkatii or ax Aotii Cocnt— On ibo
l'Hh of August last, Dr. John Ituhl, aged
71 year*, H.) month*, died at Ix>ck Haven,
to which piHco he hud moved from K-lx-r*-
burg, Outre county, hut exhort time be
fore. On the 14th of September following,
hi* consort, Mr*. Klixale-th Ituhl, aged i;7
year*, I month*, and 4 day*, followed Jiiru
"through the valley and shadow of death."
The doctor wax esteemed wherever he wa*
known, and he wa* particularly successful
in curing dangerous c*m. o| cancer, to
which fact he rnainly owe! hi* reputation
beyond the neijhle.rh.KKl in which ho
lived. He wa* called into all the adjacent
countie*. iri x<-v.-re case* during the j,at
few year* and cured number* which bad
Ixxjn abandoned. The remtdio* he i<m>
ployed were purely vegetable and com
pounded by a science acquired bv many
year* of *tudv and observation. The so.
cret of hi* medicine* be fortunately eotn
rnunicatod to one of hi* ton* a tbort tirno
before hi* death. The brief interval wbi< h
occurred between hit death and the demixe
of hi* devoted wife afford* a curiou* in
•tance of that lympathy between two aoul*
wedded together during long year* of do
mextic happincM.
Notice* of the death* of the two re*|>ocW
••<1 individual* who form the *ubjet of the
above notice appeared at the projerr time f
in the Democrat. A* they were *0 well
known in Mile* township, this county, we
copy the above, knowing that it will be
read with interet.
Howk Ca >a na HnkEl*.-—Threc week* ago
Mr. I 8. Frain, of Walker lown*bip, de
parted on a xhort trip to Canada l pun haw
a large xtock of extra-fine L<-ii cxU-rxhire
• beep. On Saturday evening. October 25,
he returned, which fact we unintentionally
omitted to mention in our lat usee, We
are glad to hear that hi* errand to
Victoria * Dominion wa* entirely *ucc*i~
ful, and that he brought hack with him
ninety-two larnb* and two ram*. One of
the rami ix four year*, and the other three
year* of age, the former weighing 32-x
j>ound*, thoroughbred and trictly* pure.
Home lamb* of )at April weigh 140 p-uiidl
and have wool ten inches long. Mr.
Frain inform* u* that he ha* already wild
thirty-ii *hoep. and anticijau* order* for
at haw* thirty-eight more.
There arc 02 prisoners in the Chester
county jail.
draft* of Italian chestnut* are lw*ing
entensively put upon native chestnut
tree* in Mercer county. <
The Schuylkill Jtrpulliean *av that it
i* the purpose of President Gowan to
make the main line of the Reading a
four track railroad.
I bird-en thousand unstamped cigars
were seised in ftethlehcm on Saturday
by a revenue Collector in the store of
William 11. and Isaac FouU.
llorae stealing i a business along tbo
lower part of York and
oountie*. in which it is supposed young
men of "reputable families" freely en-
The average amount of fine* collect
ed on Monday morning* by the Mayor
of Reading, for ca*e* of drunken and
diaoiderly conduct on the Saturday
nights previous, ia #7O.
Mr*. Mellion of Pittsburgh, while
suffering from the effect* of drink, got
out of bed on Thursday night and cut
her throat. She wa found dead early
the next morning by her husband.
< 'ne- half day in each month ia devot
ed in the school* of Wlikeebarre to have
the roll of meritorious kcholar* read and
statements made of the manner in
which they earned their honor*.
A woman in Itradford perceived the *
oil in her lamp wa* on fire. With great
presence of mind she threw it into the
street, when a sharp explosion occurred
to the great astonishment of a few spec
la tors.
The large island in the Susquehanna
river, located a short distance below
Mtddletown, containing 265 acre* and
belonging to the Rat-dwell estate, was
sold to Colonel -lame* Duffy, of Mariet
ta, recently, for (120,0(10.
Several day* ago Frank Meisner and
John llodler, small boys, were play
ing upon the street in (iprms.ru*, a
town in Potter counts, with a gun. Tho
weapon exploded, killing a man named
Joseph Singerly, who was passing.
The Middletown. Dauphin county,
Car works have been purchased by Mr.
Michael Schalt and work wa* resumed
there Monday. The work* employ
about two hundred and fifty hands
when run to their fttll capacity.
The thriving town of Parker suffered
greatly by fire last Thursday. It origi
nated at 2 a. a., burning for five hours,
and destroying fc9ou,ooo worth of prop
erty. The insuranoe amounted to fISO,-
000. It Is thought to be the work of
an incendiary. *
O. R. Matthewson, a young man on
trial in the Doited State* Ihalnct
Court at Pittsburg for robbing the post
office at Paetoryvilte, Wyoming county,
ia attended in Court by a very beautiful
young lady named Capwell, to whom he
it engaged to be .married. She ia the
daughter of e minister, ia highly edu
cated and very wealthy. .
On Saturday morning several hoys at
Worroleyabnrg, opposite llarviaburg,
stood by the railroad traok, touching
freight cars a* they were drawn aiowfy
by. One of the number, named Prank
enstina, was pushed by a companion
and UUtng u|n the track received
I Injuries from which he died the simw
NO. 15.