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SHUUERT \ FORKTER, Editors.
flic Crulrr democrat.
Terms 51.50 per Annnm, in Advance.
S. T. SHUGERT and R. H. FORSTER, Editor..
Thursday Morning, July 1, 1880.
Democratic National Ticket.
>VINFIELD SUOTT HANCOCK,
FOR VICE PKESIUttiT,
WILLIAM H. KMISH.
Democratic State Ticket.
For. ft PRKMI JUDGE,
iiKoKOK A. JKNKB, of JelTiiriuii Omnty.
* At niTOS GKXRKAL,
ROIIKRT P. DKCUKKT, of Phlldel|>hl.
" THE great principles of American
liberty are still the lawful inheritance
of this people and ever should be."—
Hancock, in General Order x No. 40.
IT is reported that Senator Carpeu
ter will spend a month at Narragan
sett Pier, before he returns to his home <
in Wisconsin. It is to be hoped that
during his sojourn at the Pier, Carpen
ter will not run against Sprague's shot
gun as did his brother Senator, the ;
imperious Roscoe, last summer.
GEN. KII.PATRICK, according to a
statement going the rounds of the
newspapers, is of opinion that "the
South has not been whipped enough."
This blatant little demagogue must be
as anxious for "a bloody shirt cam
paign with plenty of money in it" as
he was in 1870.
JUDGE POLAND gives a certificate
of character to Garfield, but he
shrinks from acknowledging that he
published a lie when he reported to
Congress that Mr. Garfield had receiv
ed the Credit Mobilier bribe. With
out this admission his certificate is of
no value. It is decidedly thin. He
dodges the main question, in hope
that the public will not detect the sub
"THE commanding general, in the
discharge of the trust reposed in him
will maintain the just power of the
judiciary, and is unwilling to permit
the civil authorities and laws to be
embarrassed by military interference."
—Hancock at Nor Orleans.
THE Republican office holders have
already been invited to step up to the
Captain's office, and hand in their
" voluntary contributions " to the par
ty corruption fund. They are assured
by Hon. Edward McPherson, Secreta
ry of the Republican congressional
committee, that such " vountary con
tributions" will not be objected to in
any official quarter, and it is hoped that
every faithful feeder upon government
pap will not refuse to send in a sum of
not less than ; Amount blank,
hut it is understood that it is to be not
less than two per cent, of the yearly
"THE right of trial by jury, the
habeas corpus, the liberty of the
press, the freedom of speech, the na
tural rights of persons and the rights
of property must be preserved."—
Hancock, in General Orders No. 40.
WITH Garfield as the Republican
candidate for President, the people
will have just as good an opportunity
to condemn the electoral fraud of
1870, as if the Democrats had re-nom
inated Mr. Tildeu. Garfield was one
of the infamous eight of the 8 to 7
commission, and voted straight thro'
to set aside the will of the people, and
defraud the legally elected candidates
for President and Vice-President of
their rights. Every ballot cast against
Garfield next November will be a re
buke to that crowning infamy of the
" THE administration of civil jus
tice appertains to the regular courts.
The rights of litigants do not depend
on the views of the general; they are
(adjudged and settled according to the
laws."— Hancock disclaiming judicial
functions in civil cases, at Netc Orleans.
"KQVAL AND KX ACT JUHTICK TO ALL MKN, OIT W 11ATKV Kit STATIC t)K PS.KHI, - ANION, KKLIOIOL'S' OK PoI.ITICA I.."—J. (Trr..|i
Hancock and English
It was our pleasure to remark in the
extra issue of tho DEMOCRAT, last
week, that the work of the Cincinnati
Convention had been well done; that
it would commend itself, not only to
the Democracy of the Union, but to
the conservative and patriotic masses
of all parties, and that while the par
ty had looked towards Cincinnati for
some days with profound anxiety, and
yet with strong hopes, these hopes
had been realized in the magnificent
outcome of the deliberations of the j
Democratic representatives there as- i
sembled. To-day our joy is more than
doubled at the triumphant burst of
enthusiasm with which the people of
the entire country—from Maine to
Texas and from the Atlantic coast to
the far distant Pacific—have respond
to the nnmes of Hancock and English,
the standard bearers who will lead the
Democratic party to victory next No- j
vember. The party enters upon the j
contest with a zeal and a determination
to win, under the leadership of its gal
lant and distinguished nominees, never
before witnessed in any political cam
paign. The exhibition of this feeling
has not been confined to anyone local
ity, but it has aroused, as with mag
netic force, the people of every com
munity and-every State, and the same
force will assert its power throughout
the canvass that is before us, and grow
in jiotency and vigor until the day on
which the voters deposit their ballots in
the boxes arrives.
Wiufield Scott Hancock is a name
that in itself would be a tower of
strength to any cause with which it
might become associated. The record
of the man is luminous with bright
deeds and brilliant services to his
country. They shine with a splendor
that will never fade while history is
read. A hero of two wars —the dash
ing young lieutenant of Contreras and
Cberubuaco in a foreign land, brevet
ed for gallantry on the field of battle,
and the great general, in his maturer
years, in the war of the rebellion His
grand achievements at Williamsburg,
along the Chickahominy, at Antietam,
Fredricksburg, fhancellorsville, < iet
tysburg, in the Wilderness, Spottsyl
vania, on the North Anna, and Tolo
potemy, at Cold Harbor, Petersburg.
Deep Bottom and Reams Station have
rendered his name the synonym of
courage, gallantry and heroic devotion
to duty —"the Knight without fear,
and without reproach"—and no living
public character to-day has a stronger
hold upon the respect and affection of
his fellow countrymen ami brother
soldiers. In the latter class, among
those who served with or under him,
from officer to private, there is no
bounds to the love they bear him.
•Such was Hancock in war, and
oquully fortunate has he been in the
discharge of importaut and delicate
civil trusts. When war ended he was
the first to lay down the rule of the
sword, and declare that in time of peace
military |ower should be subordinate
to the civil authority. In the cel
ebrated General Order No. 40, will
be found the most concise and jierfect
epitome of the true principles of civil
government ever written. This order,
and his able and discreet management
of affairs in Louisiana and Texas, in
the broken and confused condition of
society in those States after the war,
resulting in the restoration of order
and civil government, proved him to
be the wise statesman as well as the
This day he stands before the Amer
ican people the soldier-statesman, lov
ed and honored alike for his deed* in
war and peace, and the "signs of the
times" indicate with unerring certainty
his triumphant election to the Presi
dency of the United States.
Hon. William H. English is a
worthy companion to Gen. Hancock.
He is an able man, with an unblem
ished public record, and is exceeding
ly popular wherever known. That
this ticket will be elected there can be
no reasonable doubt. In the charac-
BELLEFONTK, PA., THURSDAY, JULY I, 1880.
tern of Hancock and Knglish there arc
no dark spots to wash. They are men
pure and spotless in reputation, thor
oughly qualified for any duty to he
performed in the high stations for
which they arc named, and when they
take their places at the head of affairs
the country will undoubtedly bo bless
ed with better methods of administra
tion than it has enjoyed for many years.
C'oMl'AKKit with the tame affair,
called the Garfield ratification meet
ing, held two weeks ago iu the Court
House, the. Hancock meeting of last
Saturday evening was a demonstration
of which the Democrats have good I
reasons to feel very proud, hi num
bers present, enthusiasm, speeches,
music and decorations—indeed iu all
respects it was a splendid success. A
campaign ojiened thus auspiciously
will not fail. Organization! Untiring
work until election day, fellow Demo
crats ! and a great and decisive victory
will be ours this fall!
TIIE effort of the Hellefonte Jirpub-.
licon to torture the magnificent Han
cock and Knglish ratification meeting
of last .Saturday evening into a so
styled " Curtin-Orvis " demonstration
is exceedingly silly. No oue in the
management of the meeting thought
of turning it to any other account
than what it was designed to be —a
grand and successful ratification of
the nominations made at Cincinnati,
and Ih'il it was and nothing elje.
ATTENTION is invited to the call fur
a public meeting of the policy holders
in the Lycoming Insurance Company,
which will be found in our local col
umns. The management of this com
pany has been loosing confidence for
some years, and it might not be im
i proper for those interested in this
! county to meet for consultation.
DACOIIRRTT* TRIBIT* TO HANCOCK.
The name of Gen. Hancock was pre
sented to the Cincinnati Convention by
i Daniel Daugherty, E*q., the brillintil
Philadelphia orator, in the following
•' I nominate one whoa name will sup-
I press all factions, | cheers j will be alike
acceptable to the north and to the
south. A name that will thrill the Re
j public. A name that will crush the
last embers of sectional strife, and that
will be hailed a* the dawning of the day
of perpetual brotherhood. With him
we can fling away our shields and wage
an aggressive war. We can appeal to
1 the supreme tribunal of the American
people against the corruption of the Re
publican party and their untold viola
tions of constitutional liberty. With
i hiin as our chieftain the bloody banner
! of the Republicans will fall from their
palsied grasp. O, my countrymen, in
| this supreme moment the destinies of
of the Republic are at stake and the
liberties of the people are imperiled,
j The people hang breathless on your de
| liberation. Take heed; make no mill
f step. I nominate one who can carry
every southern state and who can carry
Pennsylvania, Indiana, Connecticut,
New Jersey and New York—the soldier
statesman with a record as stainless as
| his sword—Winfield Seott Hancock, of
Pennsylvania. [This gave occusion for
the wildest burst of applause that had
been witnessed upon the floor or in the
galleries, many delegates rising to their
feet|. If elected he would take liia
seat." [Great applause.|
ORNRRAL OK OCRS NO. 40.
HRAIH}CARTRRSSTII MII.ITART DISTRICT.)
NEW ORLEANS, 1.*., NOT. 29, 1867. j
1. In accordance with General Order
No. 81, Headquarter* of the Army, Ad
jutant General's Office, Washington, D.
| 0., August 27, 1867, Mnjor-General W.
S. Hancock hereby assumes command of
the Fifth Military District and of the
department composed of the .States of
Louisiana and Texas.
2. The General commanding is grati
fied to learn that peace and quiet reign
;in this department. It will he his pur
pose to preserve this condition of
things. As a means to this great end
; he regards the maintenance ol the civil
authorities in the faithful execution of
j the laws as the mot efficient under ex
isting circumstances. In war it is indis
pensable to repel lorce by force and
overthrow and destroy opposition to
lawful authority. But when insurrec
tionary force has been overthrown and
peace established, and the civil author
ities are ready and willing to perform
their dutiea, the military power should
cease to lead and the civil administra
tion resume its natural and rightful
dominion. Solemnly impressed with
these views, the General announces
that the great principles of American
liberty are still the lawful inheritance
of this people and ever should be. The
right or trial by jury, tlia habeas corpt|s,
the liberty of the press, the freedom of
*l>eech, the natural rights of persons
and the righta of property must be pre
served. Free institutions, while they
are essential to the prosperity and hap
piness of the people, always furnish the
strongest inducements to peace and or
der. Crimea and offenses committed in
thi* district must bo referred to the
consideration and judgment o( the reg
ular civil tribunals, and those tribunals :
will lie supported in their lawful juris- j
diction. While the General thus indi- j
cates Jii* purpose to respect the liberties
of the people, he wishes all to under
stand that armed insurrection or forci
ble resistance of the law will be instant
ly suppressed by nrm.
By command of
MAJORGENERAL W, S. HAM-OIK.'
Ilirhiuofid MmD- (Detn.), fUtio 24.
The nomination ot Winfield Scott I
Hancock, Senior Major-Geaeral ol the
United States Army, on the second bal
lot, is not, by any means, a surprise to J
us, as we have for some time considered
it a very possible contingency, and, !
next to Mr. Bayard, the choice of no
man named could have given us more
complete satisfaction. Though one ol
the greatest, bravest and purest soldiers
of the Northern army, educated and
trained in barrack lite, yet General
Hancock has always been legarded as
one ol the chief - supporters of the su
premacy of civil methods in govern
ment, and in all his acts has still held
the law superior to arms. His course
in Louisiana during reconstruction, if
there were no other, would be a suffi
cient platform on which to rally all the
friends of civil liberty in support of the
Constitution, while his great services as
the most brilliant corps commander in
the Federal urmy prove his devotion to
duty and attest his fidelity to the
MEMPHIS APPEAL (Deni.). 4 SUP
While in Memphis, three months ago,
| General Hancock asked his Iriends to
make no demonstration over his arrival
lor even announce his arrival in the
newspapers, as his vi-.it to his son in
Mississippi would he attributed to an
1 electioneering tour, which was ahhorent
to his feelings. General Hancock was
I one of the most gallant soldiers in the
Federal army, hut while he was for war
•luring the war he has been for peace
in time of peace. Democrats in assent
. tiling at Cincinnati were resolved to
| nominate no uyin for the Presidency
whoai character was in the least tainted
with lisloyaltv, and they present to the
coun ry one of the most conspicuous
In-rot i of the late war, a man who shed
his t ood in defence ol the Union, a
man rbo has endeared himself to the
Soutl ern people by his administration.
, ' *'•" i * 1 11 iMI ißrp ),Jum 14.
No one in any event, we hope, will
j undertake to deny that Hancock was
, one of the most brilliant soldiers in the
I late war. Few who have seen him will
dispute the pro|ioaition that he is the
handsomest man in America. His
i hearing in the army wa*, as a phrase
quoted by Mr. l>ougherty describes,
superb. No Field Msrshal whose pic
j lure stands forth in the big wars ttint
flame in the pages of history ever rode
down the lines where the death messen
gers were whistling more gloriously than
Hancock at Gettysburg. As a figure
I head, he is the most splendid and
: striking that could he selected.
' I'lillmlrl|lim Itoonl (Iltd4lire a.
As between General Hancock and
General Gat field independent voters
i will find little difficulty in making a
| choice. Putting no faith in the plat
tonus promulgated by either party, and
I taking no stock in their prom law,* the
I Record, as at preaent advised, declares
: for Hancock and Knglish. The best
hope of the country Ilea in a change ol
; administration. The party in |>ower is
: thoroughly corrupt Btid there is no
promise of amendment iu the election
of Garfield ami Arthur, who in some
sense represent the corruption it is
desirable to end. Let us have a
ClDHonstl Kininin-r ( D-m. ), J IIIM- SI.
The ticket is courageous, aggressive,
spirited, splendid, impregnable. About
it hang the sweet odors of loyalty, of
1 union, of patriotism, of Nomocracy, of
that sweetest of blossoms "civil liberty."
It is the patriotic laurel ol the Demo
; crata of the South, and compels admir
ation for this reason. It is the command
ing beauty of the ticket that a distin
guished Union soldier, by the largeness
and votes and at the instance ol ex-reb
els, was placed at its head.
N#w York World
"General" Garfield's vote in Congrcsa
is recorded in favor of the celebrated
joint resolution signed by Abraham
Lincoln which expressed the national
gratitude to Major-Ueneral Winfield
Scott Hancock "for gallant and conspio
uoua share in the great and decisive
victory of Gettysburg,"
The following telegram was received
by Mr. Daniel Dsugherty, of Philadel
phia, before he left Cincinnati. It indi
cate* the temper of thousands of Repub
licans in Pennsylvania.
"I congratulate you, dear old friend,
on your great apeech in favor ol the
living hero of Gettysburg—'the Murat
of Pennsylvania'—whose nomination at
Cincinnati for President will deliver
this great from the ter
rible curse that lias polluted its fair
fsine, destroyed the hope of its young
men and enriched its insolent politi
cian*. It will be welcome to hundreds
of thousands of Republicans who regard
Grant's sacrifice at Chicago as the un
speakable ingratitude of the age, and it
will consolidate North and South in
the holy bonds of fraternal peace and
prosperity. JOHN W. FORNEY'."
Til. PIN SI'EAKS.
Samuel J, Randall t
"1 congratulate the country and the
Democratic party of the United States
upon the nomination of Hancock and
Knglish. The people will condemn the i
fraudulent subversion of the election of
1876, and will assert their power and
resume their sovereign right to choose
their rulers. SAMI EI. J. TII.DEN."
Mr. Tilden also sent the following
dispatch to Cincinnati:
"//on. ll'. //. Jlamutn
" Your telegram is received announc- |
ing the nomination of General Hancock, j
I congratulate you upon this auspicious ;
result. 8. J. T."
CONORATL'I.ATIONS TO TIIE CANDIDATE.
"I cordially congratulate you upon ;
your nomination. NAUUKI, J. TII.DEN.
"Accept my sincere congratulations
on your nomination. That you will he
elected 1 have no doubt.
A. G. Tin KNAN.
" Your nomination is honorable alike
to you and to the great Democratic 1
parly. No one congratulates you more
sincerely and no one will strive more
heartily to elect you than I.
T. F. BAVAHD."
"I beg to lender you my sincere con- I
gratulations on your nomination.
11. B. PAYNE." 1
"My hearty congratulations. New
.Jersey sons will stsnd by you as their
sires did by Revolutionary patriots.
Til so: F. RANDOLPH."
"Buell tells me that Murat IJalstead
says Hancock's nomination by confed- |
erate brigadiers set the old rebel yell to i
the music of the Union. How is that
for a key-note of the campaign? It will
he solemn music for Republicans to face. '
WM. A. WALLACE."
" Texas sends her warmest greeting. I
She will give the ticket over 100,000
majority. My State has long wished to
pay this tribute to the soldier who ceas
ed fighting when the war was over and
upheld the civil power. We shall win.
It. B. 11 TABARD, of Texas Deleg'n."
"The hill* of Berks reverberate with
100 guns in honor of your victory.
Thanks to God for the triumph of the
people in November assured.
Reading, Pa. 8. E. AXCO.NA."
"I congratulate you for your nomina
tion for President, and predict your
election and complete restoration of
peace to all sections. Your life long
friend. JOHN W. FORNEY."
"The Veteran* of Oneida congratu
late you. The Pioneer Hancock Club
has just been organized, with Gen. .las.
! J. Gridley, of the Fifth Corps, a* Presi
dent. General Gridley is a prominent
Republican, and was chairman of the
I convention that elected Senator Conk
ling a delegate in February last. Get
tysburg and victory !
" Ulica. Firm CORI*S." •
"Allow me to congratulate you. Sec
ond Corp* ahead a* usual.
"Trenton. GEKMION MOTT."
" With all my heart I congratulate
i you. I have expected this result for
the last twelve years. You will be
elected. D. W. VOOKUEET."
"Cowan's old battery boy* sends you
greeting. W. K. WEBSTER."
"Auburn, N. Y.
"DEAR SIR: The nomination makes
me much gladder than you.
JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON."
| —We regret to say mat the days are
Ratification meetings sro Wing held
I in every town, village and hamlet of the
I county. Hancock and English awakened
universal enthusiasm. Philipsburg made
I an enthusiastic demonstration on the ar
i rival home of Mr. J. X. Cassanova, last
I —Miss Nellie Larimer, niece of our good
I friend Mr. J. G. Larimer, of Pleasant
Gap, returned lat week (rem Park Insti
tute, Chicago, wdiich she has been attend
ing during thepat year. She is now stav
ing at the residence of her aunt, Mrs.
Bpeer, at Pleasant Gap.
—Chairman Spangler, of the Democratic
County Committee, deserves great credit
for the prompt manner in which he made
arrangement* for the organization of a
"Hancock and English Club" on last
Thursday afternoon, after the nominations
Were announced. A commodious room in
Rush's Arcado was at once secured and
posters printed for a meeting of the Democ
racy the same (Thursday) evening. When
evening came, the room was well filled
with enthusiastic Democrats and the Club
was at once organized with Charles Smith,
Esq., a one-armed hero of the late war, for
President. The roll of membership is
rapidly filling up. The name of every
fremocrat in Bnllefonte should be placed
ENTERTAINMENT TO-MORROW NIGHT.—
As is well known, tho teachers and pupils
of Mr. Duncan's school will give an enter
tainment in Reynolds' Hall to-morrow
night. It will consist of declamations,
essays, dialogues, Ac., and will include a
great amount of fun and prolt. Mr. Dun
can Is the essence of all that 1* witty and
entertaining, and his assistants and pupils
have doubtless imbibed much of his spirit.
Ths entertainment will, therefore, be well
worth attending. The admission it 26
cents ; reserved seats 86 cents ; for sale at
Miller's book store. There should be a
very large attendance.
TERMS: $1.50 |MT Annum, in Advance.
SOCIAL Lira AT HOWARD. —One of the
most delightful h win I entertainment* of
the season was thut given by Mis* Lauth,
daughter of Mr. Bernard Lauth, at hi*
pleasant home at Howard, last Thursday
evening. It being of the character of a
"lawn party," the surpassing beauty of
the evening afforded the guests full oppor
tunity for the appreciation of the elegant
arrangement* made for their entertain
ment. These arrangements were complete
in overy particular. The handsomeground*
surrounding the residence were lighted by
countless Chinese lanterns, and at a short
distance from the spacious portico a danc
ing platform, with orchestra stand and
polished waxed floor, had been erected, arid
partially concealed from public view by a
temporary grove of evergreen trees. Here
was installed the Tyrone String band,
which furnished music for the dancer*
until tripping feet grew weary, and tire
"first grey streak of dawn" admonished
the happy reveller* that the "time to
dance" had ended. This part of the en
tertainment was specially attractive, arid
the elegant little rarten <U dense were filled
from first to last. Not ICM delightful, to
the cultivated ear, was the magnificent in
strumental music furnished by those most
accomplished musicians, Mr. Lauth and
Mrs. Comerford, or the beautiful songs to
which Mits Myers, of Italston, lent the
enchantment of her exceptionally rich
and cultivated voice. Of the refreshments,
which were served just before midnight, it
is enough to sav that they were of the most
elegant and elaborate character, great in
abundance, and endless in variety. The
list of invitations was not long but extend
ed to various parts of the State, and was
responded to by representatives of social
life from Heading, Williamsport, Altoona,
Lock Haven, Bellefonte, and many other
WRECK OK THREE FREIOIIT TRAINS.—
A serious wreck of three freight trains*
accompanied by loss of life, occurred on
Tuesday morning last near Petersburg in
Huntingdon county. The engineer of the
first freight train approaching Tyrone,
; through the unfounded fear of colliding
j with a passenger train, began "backing"
j his train at the rate of twelve mile* per
| hour. In doing so the train collided with
i tho second train to Tyrone, and a serious
; wreck ensued. A few minutes after, a
freight train approaching from Tyrone
also ran into the wreck. Martin A.Schri
' ver, fireman, and John B. Crawford, en
gineer, of the third train, saw the wreck
and leafied down a very steep embank
ment, both being killed. A very large
amount of property was destroyed, among
i which were six head of cattle.
j —We would echo the words of our con
: temporary, the WateAman, in reference to
Mr. Wilbur F. Malin, our excellent tele
graph operator. "He is entitled to the
thanks of the Democracy for the courteous
i and satisfactory manner in which he de
i livered the dispatches received by hiin
1 from the Cincinnati convention, to the
public. He was at his post all the time,
| and, in spite of many annoyances, never
for a motnetft forgot to be amiable and
pleasant. The dispatches were promptly
placed <>n the bulletin board at the office,
i and also sent up town, so that our people
I were as well iiiformcd in regard to the
work of the convention as if they had been
present in Cincinnati itself. There are no
better or more gentlemanly operators in
the State than Mr. Malin."
—A wood stove is not made of wood
Ronton Journal. Nor is a coal stove made
jof coal. Fanny, isn't it.— Drtroit Frrr
Press. And a snow plow i* not made of
I snow. Awful funny, isn't it?— Bangor
| CbwmrrrioL Neither is a sponge cake
made of sponges. Te-bc I — Ronton Journal
of. Commerce. Nor a head-dress made of
heads. Ah, ha I — Salem Sunbeam. Nor a
belly band made of bellee. Yo, ho! —
Anhland Prtn*. Nor a post-office made of
posts.— (lalion Em/uirtr. Neither is a
hum-bug made of bugs. Don't itt Con
tinued applause.— St. Jot Ometta. Neither
is a crab-tree made of crabs. Set 'em up
in another alley.— Stdalia (Mo.) fiasco.
Neither is a boot-jack made of boots, nor
a mud-turtle made of mud. Kush 'em
along.— Daily A'ste*. Nor is cat-sup made
of cats. Yours truly.
—The contagion of the times reached
Millbeim early. A Hancock and English
Club was organised in that sturdy Demo
cratic borough on last Saturday evening.
That old veteran In the Democratic cause,
ex-Sheriff Musser, was chosen President
and the roll was generally signed by the
Democrats of the town. This Club will do
good work In the campaign. We hear
that Brother Deininger's ioy over the news
of tho nomination of Hancock was un
—lt is announced that thi Bush House
will be opened with grand ceremonies on
the 3d of July. An oration at IS o'clock
r. it., and fire works at night, are among