Centre Democrat. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1848-1989, July 08, 1880, Image 1
BHUGERT & FOHSTKR, Editors. VOL. 2. fit t ntre jnemocr.it. Terms X 1.50 per Annum, In Advance. S. T. SHUGERT and R. H. FORSTER, Ed.lor.. Thursday Morning, July 8, 1880. Democratic National Ticket. FOR niSIDIHT, W INFIELD SCOTT HANCOCK, of lViiiiylvnU. F>R VICt riUIPIMT, WILLIAM 11. KNGLIHII, of Indiana. KLECTOKS-AT LAKiiK. K. Emmet MmiHghßti, WtllißUi 11. PUjifori ELECTORS. Iit IMnt. 1. John Slfvin, l-*. tfrorge A. I'm*!. 2. Edwin A I'uo, W. A. M. B**ut<ti, .1. Joint M. Cdtiiplii'll, IT. J.i*. Linton, I Oil tea Duller, I*. John S. Mllb'r, .. John N. MolTet, '•- J. O. Suxto , • Edwin Waldon, -i. 11. M. Bower, T. Na.han C. JitniM, 21. 1. A. J. Bui Italian, H. George Filbert, -1- i'liriatopher Ma*." e, P. JatneaG. Mcßpnriii, dd. Robert M. GI*N I>, I". Alfred J. Martin, Jl. Thorn** Brndford, II Adam Oornnger, '£*. Harry W. Wilson, 12. Frank Turner, Samuel Griffith, I i. IV J. Birmingham, 27. J. Boas Thomson. 14. 11. K. Da via. Democratic Stato Ticket. FOR HI PRKMK Jl'lKiS, OKoKOK A. JKNKB, of Jefferson County. F<R Alt'!TOR I.CXLRAL, KoHF.KT P. DKCHKRT, of Philadelphia. IN tho Democratic electoral ticket, as published in many of our exchanges, we notice a mistake that should he cor rected. In some of the papers the name of Mr. Bower, of the Twentieth District, is printed C. N. Bower, and iu others C. N. Bowers. Neither is correct. It should bo ('. M. BOWER. THE chasm, so long dividing the Democracy of New York, has been bridged over by the nomination of Hancock. Tammany and anti-Tam many are unitedly to work for the great soldier and statesman. This means success to Democracy and dis aster to the DeGolyers. AT his recent visit to Yale College ! Rutherford B. Hayes was made an ' I.L.D. by the pliaut professors of that institution. They did not, however, require him to lay aside the title he [ acquired from the Xto 7 commission under the tutilage of Jo. Bradley and S Mad. Wells. The FRAUD still remains I to adorn the 1.1..D. DON CAMERON, in a letter from the I White Sulphur Springs, declined the I chairmanship of tho Republican Na- I tional Committee on account of im- I paired health. He promised active ■ service in the campaign, if his health I permitted. But will his health allow I him to plank up the $50,000 ? Doubt- LET it uot he forgotten that James I A.Garfield, the Republican candidate I for President, was one of the 8 to 7 ■ commission, and very actively partici ■ pated in stealiug the presidential office I from the regularly elected candidate. ■ Let it also be remembered that he was ■ sworn to decide according to the evi ■ deuce and the facts, but voted thnt ■ both were aliunde. Ex-Gov. HARTRANKT has not yet ■ assumed the collectorship in the I'hila- Bdelphia custom house, to which he was ■re appointed after the adjournment Hot the Senate. The Governor is in a ■quandary. By accepting the appoint- Hmcnt he can draw no salary until con- Hfiruied by the Senate, and if rejected ■will be placed in a very novel posi- Htion indeed. He will he out of I MOUAT, the return manipulator in HPhiladelphia, and delegate to the Chi- Hcugo convention, was on trial last week Hfor falsifying the returns of one of the Bwards at the last election in the city, evidence against him is damaging, Hand he bids fair for an early assign- Hment to an inqiortant class of Phila- Hdelphia politicans who have or ought ■to have prominence in the State insti ■tution located at Cherry Hill. ■ SENATOR BAYARD made a powerful Hand effective speech at Wilmington, ■Del., on Friday evening last in favor Hof the election of General Haucock ■to the Presidency. The speech was an ■eloquent tribute alike to tbe enlarged Band enlightened views of Statesman- Hnhip enunciated by our candidate, and ■his purity and efficience as a brave Hand far-sighted defender of our Re- Hpublican institutions iu time of danger. "Kl|l'AL AND KXACT JUBTICK TO ALL MKN, OF WHATEVER STATE OR I'KKSUASION, RKMOIOUH OK FOLITKAI.."— Tho Doomed Republican Party. To the miiul of any intelligent and observing individual, who will for the moment lay aside all party prejudices and selfish hopes, and dispassionately inquire into the present condition of political affairs in this country, the overwhelming defeat that awaits the Republican party this fall must be come apparent and conclusive. Even at this early period of the momentous contest that is upon us, the signs that point to this result are so numerous and unmistakable that he who runs may read them without trouble or em barrassment. The strength of the Republican party has been its weakness, and to day it is without policy or principle, I save to maintain its grasp upon power I to benefit its vast army of office hold | ers at the Cost oF the great body of citizens. It emerged from the war of the rebellion powerful in the ability of its great leaders, the number and zeal of its adherents, with every branch of the Federal government in its pos session, nearly ull the State govern, ments under its absolute control, and seemingly irresistible for all time to come. Why is it otherwise now? Ah, the boundless power of those years had within it the seeds of decay. They are the fatal feebleness of to-day, and appear as a sign of the approaching downfall that cannot be misunder stood. Light has began to dawn upon the public mind, and people no lougcr hesitate to inquire into the relations of cause and effect. Why, they ear nestly ask, has this once proud, com pact and powerful organization degen erated into a mere mass of incoherent factions and wrangling cabals, without puapose or desire except to advance the interests of some one of the ninbi tious, selfish and unscrupulous chiefs ? inquiry teaches them the cause. Tak ing the close of the war as a starting point in their researches, they learn that since that time the policy of this party has not been one of wise states manship or purity in administration. They learn that instead of devoting labor and thought to the preparation and enactment of wise and bcueficcnt laws for the public good nnd for the restoration of the broken and impov erished South, the law-makers of the I times could think of nothing better j than measures to perpetuate party i supremacy by the destruction of the 1 reserved rights of the States, for the centralization of nil power at Wash ington, and of repression nnd tyranny to be enforced by the bayonets of the army. They sec that corruption has been rife in the high places of the Na tion ami in every department of the public service ; that political intriguers have usurped the positioiis that should be filled by statesmen, so that the course of the party has been down ward with headlong speed from those days until the present moment. They know full well that the present Re publican administration is the crea ture of fraud ; that it came into being through the perpetration of as foul and as desperate a crime against free government as the world has ever wit nessed, and they realize fully as well thnt this monstrous perversion of right and justice must meet condign punish ment from an aroused and indignant j>eople. Later still, they beheld the intrigue ing, fighting claus of which the party is now made up in deliberation at Chicago. In the violence of the fray> each faction determined upon nothing else than the utter destruction of the others, it was too painfully to be seen how little any of them were actuated by motives of patriotism or by a desire to promote the welfare of the people. For days the angry strife of faction went on, growing in bitterness and in tensity with each passing hour, until at last in sheer desperation a nomina tion for the Presidency was thrust upon a man with a clouded record who had never been thought of for the place. It is a nomination that would never have been made in a BELLEFONTE, PA., THURSDAY, JULY H, 1880. calm moment of deliberation, and it fell still-born upon the public. It has evoked no favorable responsive echoes from the country, and will sink in popular estimation until tho day of tho election. The nomination made by the same body for Vice President is not a whit better, and has met with a reception just as cold as that given to the other. No one can be deceived in regard to these nominations, nnd they furnish but another evidence of the defeat to the stalwart followers that comes apace. The people of the United States, with the painful experience of the past before their eyes, and after many years of mal administration, en tailing untold burthens uud vexatjons upon them, are in no mood to again entrust the two highest offices in their gill to men whose past conduct in official station will not bear the light of investigation. The manifestations of this determination are plainly evi dent and cannot be disputed or mis | construed. Reader, expect the Republican par ty to meet its Waterloo next Novem -1 !>er. You will not l>o disappointed. DKSI'ERATIOK seems to have seized ; the Republican party from the mo- I mcnt of the nomination of General j Hancock. As evidence of this is the : silly attempt to connect him with the execution of Mrs. Surratt, with which he had no responsibility whatever. The sentence wits the result of a Re publican Court Martini, led by IA-W Wallace, Joe Holt and other malig nauts, urged on and finally executed with indecent haste by Republican officials to satisfy Republican clamor for blood, in which General Hartraufl, whom the Republicans twice elected governor of Pennsylvania, was forced to lie the executioner. The Raltimore American aud Philadelphia /'re** have | come out with an interview nllcged Ito have been had with Prof. Tonry ! and his wife, who was the daugh- I ter of Mrs. Kurratt, reflecting upon General Hancock, which the Pro fessor pronounces a forgery made out of the whole cloth. He states that no such interview was ever had, ami that neither he or his wife ever 1 cast any reflections on Hancock in that connection. Leading Republican newspapers, claiming respectability, must iudeed be sadly pressed when driven to a silly and discreditable forgery to misrepresent General Han cock, w hen it is well known to every body who bus any intelligence or knowledge upon the subject, that he hnd no more power to prevent or con trol the Republican murder of this poor old woman than the King of Siam. These editors know well that if the power had been lodged with General Huncock, instead of Republican mnlig nante, the disgraceful record would never have been written upon our his tory. It is not pleasant to refer to it under any circumstances in view of the disgrace it has entailed, but if the Re publican party want to revive this shameful piece of history woven by political marplots, they will get euough of it. " WILL General Hancock resign ? " is a question now agitating the New York Tribune and kindred papers. Did Grant or Scott resign when placed in nomination ? But of course he will resign. The Commander-in-chief will not wnnt to draw the salary of a captain, when the people direct him to step up to the head of the column. His resignation of subordinate rank will certainly lie in'about the 4th of March next. Anybody might know that. THE plank of the Republican plat form that relates to civil service re form is supposed to be a tribute of respect to the Hayes administration for kicking Arthur, Republican candi date for Vice President, out of the New York custom house in order that the affairs of the office of collector of customs might be honestly adminis tered. | Garftold's Tariff Record. The Republican leaden) of Pennsyl vania find it rather difficult work to fi;( Garfield riglit upon the tariff qucs tion. The record in against him. His speeches and his recorded votes an a member of Congress, to nay the least of? the tin, place him in an extremely equivocal position, and make his real opinions upon the tariff issue a matter of grave doubt. He declared in Con gress in 1870 that " the large majority of the great thinkers of the present day are leading in the direction of what is called free trade and at the last election for Hjieaker of the House, four Republican members from Penn sylvania, viz: Judge Kelley, of Phila delphia, Russell Errett and Colonel Bayne, of Pittsburg, and J. \V. Kill ingcr, of the Dauphin, Lebanon and Northumberland district, refused to vote for him, when the Republican cau cus made him the candidate of the par ty for that place against the Mr. Ran dall, because they had a suspicion, baed upon his previous utterances and votes, that he was a free trader, or at least unsound upon the question according to their ideas of protection. After sitting together for sixteen years in Congress, it will appear strange to most jiersons that Garfield's views upon a matter that was discussed at every session during that period of time, should have been so uncertain that Judge Kelley could not trust him. Upon this subject of Mr. Garfield's record, the Ilarrisburg Patriot presents one chapter. That journal remarks that "on the 13th of March, 1871, lie following joint resolution was passed by the House of Representa tion A enacted, etc., That from and wter the passage of this joint resolution no tax or duty shall be levied or col lected on foreign coal." On the parage of this resolution Mr. Garfield voted -lye. .See Oonyres eional Globe, Part 1, 42 d Coiigrest, jtagr #2. During the debate in the House on the above bill, March 10, 1871, Gen. (iarfield said : " But I desire to ask gentlemen whether, considering the odium that the whole lantr has to hear in conse quenceof this duty on coal, they think it wise to perpetuate this tax, which is of so little value either to the country or the treasury. I think it unwise to continue this duty on coal and I ntn therefore in furor of its repeal." Congrtt tinruil ft lobe. Part J, Pirn! iSoruw 42 >1 Con greet, Page 59. For his votes and speeches in this session of Congress General < iarfield was made an honorary member of the Cobden club. He certainly deserved the compliment on the part of the friends of free trade. Had a Demo crat received such a distinction iu England he would have been subject ed to the usual taunt about " British gold " from the organs of protection. A leading protectionist organ re marked the other day that a tax on tea and coffee is " one of the hobbies of the freetraders." On the 13th of March, 1871, the following bill passed the House of Representatives.: "H* it enacted, That from and after the paasage of this act tea and coffee shall be placed on the free list and no further import duties shall be collected on the same." On the passage of this lull Mr. Garfield voted No. See Congrettional Globe, Part 1, 42 d Congreu, page 82. Thus it appears that Gen. Garfield occasionally rides a bobby of the free traders. The object of bis vote was to retain the duties on tea and coffee so that they might be taken off some protected articles. We are not com plaining of these votes of Gen. Gar field, but present this chapter from his record to show how false is the pre tense of the protectionist organs of Pennsylvania that he belongs to their school of political economy. When they have digested this tariff record of their candidate for President there is more of the same to he administered to them. It will not do to give them too strong a dose at one time." THK old veterans of tho war are gal lantly rallying around the standard of Hancock. GENERAL JAM FX G. GRIDLEY, of Utica, N. Y., who has always been a j staunch Republican, the presiding officer of the convention choosing del j egates to the late Republican State j Convention, is now president of a Hancock club, organized the day the nomination was made at Cincinnati. Associated with General Grid ley are many veterans of the -Oth army corps who served with him. This is one of many samples which might he pro duced. And still they come. General A. L. Pearson, a prominent leading Re publican of Pittsburg, has publicly declared his intention to vote for Gen eral Hancock. To clear away the rubbish and enable him to enter active ly iu the campaign for the success of the great Pennsylvania soldier, he has resigned the chairmanship of the City Itcpuhlicau Executive Committee, of Pittsburg, and his mcmliership iu the I nion Veteran National Committee, which is also a political organization. Gen. Pearson does not travel alone. Many other soldiers will keep him company. GKX. GARFIELD may have filled with all the credit that is claimed for him the comparatively safe position of chief of staff to Gen. Rosecraus at the battle of Chickamauga, hut notwithstanding that fact the latter earnestly favors the election of another man to the office of President of the United States. At the recent Demo cratic ratification, held in the City of San Francisco, (ien. Rosecrans was persuaded to overcome his dislike to apjs'aring in public at political dem onstrations and to preside over the meeting. <>n taking the chair he made a strong appeal in favor of his former pupil, Winfield Scott Hancock. He concluded his speech in the following words: "The Democratic Convention at Cincinnati has proposed a candidate for President of the United States, to whom, when a young man, I taught civil and military engineering, and I know him very well. He is a cleau man—(loud cheers) —a gallant and prudent commander and a brave and chivalrous officer. I think the nomi nation promises to do things for the future which ought to make every patriotic man's heart leap for joy." I IIE first page of the IK'llefonte J'e publican two weeks ago was illuminated with portraits of Garfield and Arthur, hut we are sorry to notice that in the text of the pajier there has been no satisfactory explanation of Garfield's connection with Credit Mobilier and DeGolyer transactions; neither has any reference been made to the un ceremonious way in which the Hayes administration bounced Arthur out of the New ork custom house on charges uf gross corruption in office. MIL LEDI'C, the Commissioner of Agriculture, recently made a trip to the South with a view of introducing the culture of the tea plant in that section. He found the people in the proper localities anxious to undertake the new industry, which promises to bo a complete success from the tests already made; The mucky lands of North and South Carolina are said to be the liest adapted for tea culture in the country. AT a recent meeting of the Associa tion of Veterans of the Mexican wnr of Washington City, a resolution was passed strongly urging kiudred asso ciations of Mexican veterans through out the United States to organize cam paign clubs and "rally aronnd the old llag as a grand army of Araericau warsmen iu support of the nominee of the Democratic party for the Presi dency, General Winfield Scott Han cock." GEN. SHERMAN takes no part in the present political campaign, hut he says, "write the best thing you can put in language about (ten. Hancock as a soldier and a gentleman and I will sign it without hesitation." IT is expected that Garfield will make a full explanation of his con nection with the Credit Mobilier scan dal and tho DeGolyer paving contract in his letter of acceptance, upon which, it is said, he is now very busy. TERMS: $1.50 per Annum, In Advum-p. ADDITIONAL LOCALS. DIEAM <r DAVII* J. I'RUNKK.— The subject of the above title, an old and well, known citizen of thin county, died at the residence of his daughter, Mis* Margaret I'runer, in thii place, on Monday last. He waa born in lirush Valley, near Wolf's Store, in 1804, and at the time of his decease was seventy-six year* of age. He came to lieilefontein 1818, and in 1820 married Mis* Harah Denny, Rev. James Linn officiating at the wedding. Kight children were born to him—five son* and three daughter*— two of the *ori* preceding hirn to the silent tomb. All the other children live in this place except Kdward, who it a prominent citizen of Tyrone. While in thi* place he was identified with the construction of the Bald Kagle canal, and also with the Ty rone and Clearfield railroad. He served for many year* as Justice of the Peace. Luring a short period of hi* later year* he lived in McVcytown, Mifflin county, but more than a year ago he returned to spend hi* last day* in Bellefonte. He wa* pos sessed of coniiderable inventive genius, hi* two most successful patents being a horse shoe machine and a hydrant, many of the latter being now in use in thi* place. By nature he wa* kind and affectionate, endowed with generou* impulses, and ever ready to assist all around him. Those who knew him best will moit mourn hi* loss. RATIXICATIOX MKKTINO AT Srßixo MILLS. —The Democracy of Gregg town ship held a rousing and enthusiastic Han cock and English ratification meeting at Spring Mills, on Saturday evening last, which was largely attended, and proved that the sturdy yeomanry of the valley are alive to the importance of the campaign that i* before them. Mr. William Kerlin officiated a* Pre*idcnt of the meeting, as siiled by a number of Vice Presidents. Among the Vice President* wa* the ven erable Alexander Kerr, one of the oldest and rnot respectable citizen* of Potter township, who never lets an opportunity to show his faith in the old party he ha* served so long and faithfully pas* by with out coming to the front. The meeting wa* held at Mr. 1. J. Grenoble'a store, and wa* addressed by Messrs. Fortneyi Bpangler and Heinle, of Bcllefonte. In connection with the demonstration there wa* a grand display of fire works—the beat it is said ever seen in Penns Valley. For thi* addition to the attraction* of the occasion, we are informed, great credit i* due Mr. Ed. Krumrine, one of the most active young Democrat* of Gregg. Without doubt, Penn* Valley may he set down for the largest majority this fall ever cast for the Democratic ticket. KK-UKIOX OX TIIK PKXXSYLVAXIA KK SKKVRS.—The annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Reserve Association, of which ex-Governor Curtin i* President, will convene at the Opera House, Harris burg, next Thursday, July 1 ft. We ac knowledge the receipt of a beautifully printed invitation to be present. The As sociation is composed of the survivors of the Pennsylvania Reserve volunteer corjis, and these annual gatherings are source* of great pleasure to them. Excursion tickets good from July 14th to the pith will bo issued over all railroads, and can be order ed from George C. Kelly, Harrisburg, Pa. Members of the O. A. K., on their way to the encampment at Gettysburg on the liith, have the privilege of stopping over at Harrisburg. It will be an occasion of great interest. —We advise all persons to order fall and winter clothing eor/y. Our heavy weights will lie on sale May lt. 19-tf. MOXTOOMKRY A CO., Tailors. - ii I A 24,500 barrel oil tank was struck by lightning near Bradford, Thursday even ing last. It costs Erie county $3,000 annually in money paid nut ot the treasury lor sheep killed by dogs. Wsyne MacVeagh, of Pennsylvania, spent last week in liondon, in company with Gen. llawley, of Connecticut. Ninety-six of the Swedes who work ed in the oosl mines at Osceola during the strike, have left for the West. Col. John W. Forney has made a con tract with a publishing honse for a bi ography of Gen. Hancock, which will shortly be issued. The coal shipmenta from the lfouU dale region for the week ended June 26 aggregated 3b,366 tons, an increase over same time last year of 5,023 tons. The Arm of Drexel & Co. sent to their New York branch a few days ago a check for $4,200,000 surplus funds of the Pennsylvania railroad, which thev desired invested. Kliss Heisler, a married man, forty years of age, while fishing at Aiientown on Saturday afternoon was taken with a fit and fell In the water, drowning before assistance arrived. Governor Hoyt arrived at AUantie City on Friday. Secretary Quay baa been doing some suoemful fishing at the wreck, catching thirteen aheepe-head and one shark the other day. NO. 28.