Centre Democrat. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1848-1989, July 29, 1880, Image 1
©bf Centre iSlfe Ucmocrut S 111)0ERT A FORSTER, Editors. VOL. •-. tEhr (frntrc jDrm ocrat. Term* $1.50 per Annum.in Advance. s. T. SHUGCRT and R. H. FORSTER. Editor*. Thursday Morning, July 29, 1880. Democratic National Ticket. 10* L'*lM L'K\T, WIN FIELD SCOTT HANCOCK, of IViioajlvmiin. To* virr. r*iii>t>T, W1 1.1.1 AM 11. ENGLISH, of Indian*. Kt.El Tt IH9-AT-I.ARI! K. U Kiuinrl Molianhan, WUltom 11. Nnvfurd. ELECTORS. Put. Ilt. 1. John Slrvin, IV George A. Pod. •2. Edwin A Pile, 1" A. M. Benton, i. John M. Catupliell, IT. J. P. Linton, 4. tllllca Pallet. I*. John S. Miller, O. John N. Molt, t, 1'". J O Anton, i.. Edwin Waldon, *l. f M. Hotter, T. Nathalie Janiea, 21. I. A.J. Buchanan, K. ilroritr Filhert, 22 Ohrtn.opher Mutter, 'l. Jani..- 11. MrSparbi, 21. Roliert M Ollwii, In. Alfred J. Martin, 24. Thomaa Bradford, 11 A l ini lirrrinn'-r, 2... llnrry W. Wilaiin, 12. Frank Tumor, 2<s Samuel Oritfllh, It. P.J. Ilirniiuahaiit, '27. J Hum Thoni|oou. 14. II K. Putla. Democratic State Ticket. ro* m I-KKM* JCMI, (IKoIIOK A. JKNKS. of Jelferoun County. ro* ai'iuro* IIEXKAAI, ROIIF.KT I'. PKCUKKT, of PhiUdelphl*. THE exodus is still in full tide ! It is not now the rush of negroes from the South to the North, hut the exodus of intelligent, fair Republicans who desire honest, free government, to the standard of Democracy, borne aloft by the gallant Hancock. MR. HAYES has appointed General Henry S. Huidekojier, of Crawford county, Postmaster of Philadelphia, vice Geuoral Hartratnt, transferred to the Collector's oftice. The appoint ment may be a good one, but probably not entirely pleasing to the Philadel phia politicians. SENATOR EDMUNDS is playing dem agogue away up in Vermont. Iu in address to the people of Vergennes, he expressed lears that Congress will pen sion rebel soldiers, and pay out 880,- 000,000 per year for that purpose. It is a shame for the Seuator to play upon the ignorance of his Yankee constitu ents. He knows better, it they do not. GEN. GRANT has accepted an invi tation to visit Boston the last of Bcq>- tember, as the guest of the Middlesex Club, when a grand banquet and re ception will lie given him. Many leading actors iu the hippodrome movement of last year w ill no doubt l>e conspicuously absent now that houor is to l>e paid to the General, apart from political significance. GARFIELD was one of the visiting statesmen who, with John Sherman and Mad. Wells, in 187R, committed the great Presidential larceny in IXJU isiana. With guilty knowledge of the magnitude and shameless character of that fraud, he also served as one of the 8 to 7 Electoral Commission, to com plete the theft and install a fraudulent executive in the Presidential office. THE houeet voter, iu making.up his mind on the important issues involved iu the coming election for President, should not fail to consider this question —Shall the parly which nlole the Ibrcni ilctury in 1870 have the crime, condoned by continuance in power for another term of four yearn f —No one now denies that the crime was committed, and by putting up Mr. Garfield, one prominent in the fraud, the Republi cans not only ask oblivion to the crime, but reward to the criminal and honor to the thief for its commission. A HERioug defection of German Republicans in Ohio is one of the most encouraging of receut political devel opments. The Cleveland Waehter am Erie, the most influential German pa per in northern Ohio has abandoned the Republican party and hoisted the names of Hancock and English. The German vote has been the salvation of the Republicans in Ohio for several years, but now that the Ohio "idea" has received its quietus the property holding, honest sons of the Fatherland aro found on the side of harmony ami administrative reform. Garfield's taint ed record and unsavory reputation don't suit the thrifty, honorable Ger mans, hence their support of men with clean records and untainted names. "KqUAL ANl> KX ACT JUSTICE TO ALL MEN, Of WHATKVKK HTATK OH PKKBUAHION, HKLIOIOUH OB POLITICAL."—J.IW.OII. A United Democracy For the first time in many years the Democracy of the United States will enter 011 the current canvass for the Prcsidcuey thoroughly and cordi ally united in every section of the country. There are no heartburnings, no recriminations, hut unaffected and hearty unison umong the leaders, while the rank and file are enthusias tic aud compact. In New York the discordant factions have ceased to make war upon each other and are now standing shoulder to shoulder under the banner of Hancock. The State Central Committee of the Tammany wing of the party met at Saratoga and unreservedly withdrew the elect oral ticket, placed in the field by the Shakespeare Hall Convention at Syr acuse and pledged their sincere and ! earnest support to the electoral ticket | of the Regular Democracy. John Kelly is as honestly for Hancock as is Mr. Tildeu and both will head every sinew to encompass the success of the Democracy in both State and Nation. This manly action of Tammany taken New York from the list of doubtful States aud places her firmly and sure ly at the head of the Democratic column. The combined vote of Tam many and anti-Tammany in 1879 was many thousands in excess of the Republican vote, and it is universally conceded that Gehernl Hancock is so exceptionally strong in the Empire State the canvass for Garfield will be be spiritless and without hope. < )ne 6f the cheerful signs of the time is the unification of the Philadelphia De mocracy. For more years than we care to count the factious quarrels of our party iu the Metropolitan City of Pennsylvania, have been a source of the most unavailing regret to the par ty all ovei* the fitate. Belf-constituted leaders have disrupted the party or ganization and brought it to disgrace aud defeat. It was a battle of local ambition in which theparty at large had no concern, while it was compelled to snfbrth* disastrous consequences of divided counsels. Now, in the dawn of the splendid victory'which awaits the Democracy in the ides of Novem ber, the leaders have <-ourluded an honorable truce and the full significa tion of this is MID ply that it means at least seventy-two thousand I )emocrntic votes for Hancock iu Philadelphia, aud this means not more than three or, at tlte outside, five thousand Republi can majority, where they have usually been able to command from fifteen to thirty thousand. It is no half way compromise hut one that is sweeping and unreserved. aud McGowan, t'assidy and Randall, Rarger and Handera know no faction, but are har moniously working together against the common foe. This is notice to the Republican managers that they will have to druw largely on their reserve of pcrsonatora, lightning calculators, and return jugglers if they hopo to save their National, State and city tickets from inglorious defeat. Whether the cessation of active hostilities will prove ephelbcfaJ or not is not our present concern. It will serve to demonstrate at least that a united Philadelphia Democracy means success in the State, and if the madness of leaders prevents them from heading the lesson they will but invoke their own destruction. We have especial cause for heart r elt congratulation over the promised compromise of the clashing elements in Virginia. An electoral ticket com posed of five electors from each fac tion and giving the choice of the Eleventh to the Democratic National Committee is proposed. It is confi dently expected that this arrange ment will prove satisfactory to both the Funders and the Readjusted. This is a consummation which will de prive the Republicans of their only hope of securiug tlje vote of a South ern State. The out-look in the Pacific States ia which there have bee? sprious diseentions is most favorable to Dem ocratic unity and success. In Cali- BELLEFONTE, l'A., THURSDAY, JULY 1880. fornia the defection of the workingmen to Hancock has alarmed the Repub lican leaders and makes the Golden Htate doubtful. The Democratic party is now cordially united for the first time in twenty years. The nomina tion of Hancock and English has effected this result. It only rcmuius for us to reap the harvest on the Second of November. THE Republican this week is unusu ally economical with the truth. It indulges iu an imaginary account of the Democratic meeting at Pleasant Gap on last Saturday evening, alludes to a letter of Archbishop McCloskcy | in relation to Gen. Hancock's Cathol ocism, a letter which by the way the Jlepubliean well knows Cardinal Me. Closkcy has branded as an awkward forgery, and then iu its anxiety to strike at JudgeOrvis it devotes almost a coluniu of its valuable space in de nouncing him for appointing a Regis tration Assessor iu the western precinct of Ferguson township in violation of law. The Associate Eaw .lodge is threatened with impeachment and his action in this matter held up as an alarming exhibition of Judicial turpi tude. This is all very well, hut as it happens Judge Orvis has made no ap|Rjiutmcut at all of an assessor in Ferguson township, its indignation is a mere waste of words. We are sorrv for our perturbed contemporary, and would mildly suggest to the small coterie of very small lawyers who are generally credited with presiding over its editorial columns, that a strict ad herence to the truth will iu future save them much annoyance while it will conduce greatly to the credibility of their paper. -■ SKIKH BRIGHT!' All the disturbing discords in the Democratic ranks are in a fair way of adjustment. In New York the contending factions have reached a satisfactory settlement which assures Democratic success in the Em pireStato. In Philadelphia,dissentions have succumbed to union and patriot ism, and we shall have gratifying re sults from the (Quaker City; and in Virginia, where the Democrats and Re adjusters have each an electoral ticket pledged to the support of Gen. Han cock, there is the most gratifying evi dence that all will be well, and that the Republicans will not be (icrmitted to profit hv divisions. The name of Hancock is a tower of strength. Fac tion, as well as the Republican party, must fall before the enthusiasm of the people in the prospect of an honest ad ministration of the government, which the election of the great soldier aud statesman assures. COL. ROBERT P. DECHERT and Senator Lemon, the Democratic and Republican candidates for Auditor General, had a pleasant and cordial hand-shaking at the Girnrd House, on Friday last—each introduced to the other as the next Auditor General of Pennsylvania. They are both clever, social gentlemen, and no doubt enjoy ed their chat in anticipation of the victory each hoped to obtain over the other. IT is said that the printed copies of Poland's Report oil the Credit Mohi lier bribes have mysteriously disap peared, and that only one copy is known to be in existence at Wash ington. It is the official document and is guarded with care. As the ex posure of the worst piece of legislative villiany in our history, as also the proof of the moral unsoundness and greed of the candidate of the Repub lican party for President, it will cer tainly require very alert watching to preserve it. THK Philadelphia Record ha* about squelched the quack doctor roanufac toriee of that city. In doing ao the Record haa done a good work for which it deserves great credit It was high time the country received protec tion from the ignorant pretendcni rout out with medical diplomas from Buchanan!* bogua colleges. " Statesmanship.' The Ilarrisburg Patriot sums up . the civic career of Statesman Gar- ' field iu the following forcible and < epigramatic manner : It is "statesmanship" that the He publicun politicians are hankering alter j now. The "soldier business" they | assert is played out. "The country j needs a statesman, a Christian states man like liarfiitld." Such is the plea they make for the election of their cuudidiue for President. But when i they come toexhibittheir "statesman" they find that they have nothing to show the public but H congressman whose special opportunities tor study ing political economy and the nature of our government were confined to his service as a member and for several years as chairman of the committee on appropriation*. That committee, as is well understood, is the parent of all the swindling jobs by which the treasury is plundered from year to year. That committee is u school ot corruption in ! which selfish and sordid men become i apt scholars. In that school Garfield was trained. It was there tie acquired his "statesmanship." As a member of that committee he received the Credit MMHcr stock from (lakes Ames and the $5,000 fee from Defiolyer. Jf lie hs had any other training in states manship his public career does not show it. Ah ! we must not foiget bis action us a "visiting statesman" and coun-elor to the Louisiana returning board thieves and his subsequent serv ice as a sworn judge in the eight-to seven electoral commission. His ac ceptance of the position of a judge in the electoral dispute after he had vol unteered as an attorney in the matter must tie taken into account when we sum up his achievements as a states man. So, then, it appears that liar- j field's statecralt on which his political ! supporter* huso his claims to the pres idential office consists in 1 is perform ances a* a member of th committee on appropriations and as tn attorney ! for Hayes before the Ixmisiana return ing toird and a judge on .lie electoral commission. General Hancock, thank heaven, ha* had no experi-neeof this character and makes no pretentions to that kind ot statesmanship* to which General Garfield's public career has been devoted. But General Hancock has proved himself an able expounder as he WAS u fearless defender of the constitution. When the destinies of i the people of two great States were 'placed tn his hands, he refused to ; erect a military despotism, but simply ! proceeded to enforce the law* as he found them. He took care that the great fundamental principle* of Repute lican government should not Ie violat ed but preserved in his administration, j i In order that the pieopde of Louisiana and Texas might he protected in their j constitional rights he declared that the ; hahea* eorput, the right of free speech, a free press, liberty of conscience and . the natural rights of persons must he i preserved. In other words he made the military the servant of the civil power, as is the plain intendment of ! our form of government. His adminis tration in those States was as free from ' violence as it was clear from any sort of ! corruption. He was kind but firm, pa tient but resolute, and while loyal to the Federal authority he sought to win back the alienated population to their former love of the old flag by proving to them that obedience to the t'onstitu- I lion and laws was the only test of the I right of citizenship. While Hancock 1 was engaged in performing the highest acts of statesmanship in his endeavor to rehabilitate the Slates of Louisiana aad Texas in their suppressed ste hood, Garfield wax employed in figuring out appropriation* for wooden pave ments in Washington and other similar raids on the treasury. THERE can be no better indication |of the desperate straits to which the j Republicans arc reduced iu Centre county, than the evident trepidation of the local leaders. The small fry, who have been wout to manage the machine and conduct campaigns, an* summarily remanded to the rear, while the grave, dignified heavy weight*, who have only been visible on extraordinary occasions in the past, arc now hastily hustled to the front and compelled to become hewers of wood and drawers of water. Even General Beaver, the distinguished re cipient of Don Cameron's questionable favors at Chicago, who is gazing with longing eyes toward the Gubernato rial mansion at Ilarrisburg, has becu compelled to stoop from the lofty ped estal upon which his soaring ambition has placed him, to do the ordinary work of the ward s'triker. It was a sight for the Gods as General Reaver swung himself from post to pillar in Bellefontc, paper in hand, pleading with the soldier element to pledge themselves in writing to sup port Garfield. Truly the taskmaster draws heavily upou his vassals, and General Reaver is dearly earning whatever reward fickle leaders may have in store for him in the future. From the calm, dispassionate argu ments he has been in the habit of dropping from the rostrum he bus plunged into the swashbuckler style of froth and foam. Anxious to do the bidding of his masters, and to attest his faith by works, he has sunk the dignity of the statesman iu the rant and cant of the politician. How ure the mighty fallen ! IT appears that an error was made in ascribing to Justice Kwayuc of the Supreme Court, the opinion recently published in reference to the De Gol yer bribe to Gen. Garfield. The case in which the Garfield bribe appeared was passed upon by Judge Farwell, in the Circuit Court of Cook county, Illinois, and not in the Supreme Court by Judge Bwayue. A decision of Judge Hwaync in another case is referred to a* authority, that as the $•>,000 paid by De Golyer to Gar field, then chairman of the appro priation committee, "was au agree ment for the sale of official influ ence, and therefore void as against public policy and good morals," could not be credited to De Golyer a- a legitimate item of expenditure on the job, in a settlement of the profits with other interested parties. The facts, however, so far as Garfield is concern- Ed, are not changed. He stands before the country as one who, for the paltry sum of 88,090, betrayed his trust, and basely sold his official influence as chairman of the appropriation com mittee to consummate a mean aud most disreputable fraud upon the city of Washington, as well as Uj>ou the treasury of the country. WE would quietly suggest to our esteemed friend, Gen. James A. Rea ver, in anticipation of his next cam paign speech, that he can do himself infinitely more credit by giviug bis anxious aud admiring hearers some decent explanation of Garfield's con nection with the Credit Mohilier scan dal ami the De Golyer bribe of SB,OOO, than he will ever gain by making silly and ill matured ]>ersoiial allusions to Democratic soldiers who support Hancock. We would like the Gen eral to act upon our suggestion for his own sake, if not for the good of his party, hut arc not at all confident that he will do so. Too much cannot be expected from any one after he j>er inits himself to become a mere tool in machine politics. THE Philadelphia Pre* has made an important discovery. It detailed one of the talented gentleman connect ed with its reporter!a! corps to trace out the genealogy of Hancock. The result of his research is given in the Preen and is calculated to strike terror to the hearts of Democrats everywhere. It ap[x-ars that the grand father of the General was at one time an inmate of the Montgomery county alms-house. This is supposed to be official. It now devolves upon the enterprising journal to show that the Democratic candidate for Presi dent committed the Nathan murder, and stole Charlie Ross. A terrible accident occurred about 10 o'clock on Thursday might on the De troit River, nine mile* below Detroit. The excursion steamer Garland, with 1,200 j>enion on board, under the aus pice* of the Detroit Moulder*' Union, while going down the river collided with the steam yschl Mamie, coming up, cutting her in two. so that she sank almost instantly. The latter hd on tioard twenty-four persons, consisting mainly of Father Hleyeuetiergh, pastor of Trinity Kotnsn Catholic Church of Detroit. and a number of acolyte* and hoys officiating in various capacities in the service ot the church. They had been on their annual excursion to Mon roe, and were returning home. It is said that a poor ilarrisburg me chanic, Daniel Drowbaugh, invented and patented a telephone anti-dating all in uae, and that a company of capital ists have now bought it, and assert that they will soon have entire charge of the telephones, not only in this country, but In the world, and that they will be able to atablish lines by which mes sages may be transmitted for almost a mere song. A hickory pole la to be raised in Mont gomery county, cut from the farm on which General Grant WM born. The time ia not yet appointed, but it ia ea peeled that the General will be pres ent. TERMS: s!.*><) |mt Annum, in Advance. ADDITIONAL LOCALS. IiKLLKfOKTK Acaokmy—.l School for Yountf Itoyt. —Special provision is road<• this year for the careful training of young boys of from eight to twelve year* of age. The number will be select und bad boy* will not be retained in the school. The I'rincitia! himself will render special as sists nee in the teaching of tbi* department. We fully realize that this is the hopeful period in which we can do the be*t work for the young. The. Primary l)rpartment will be under the care of Mr-. K. Ogden, who, during the past two years, has proven herself so admirably adapted to the management and teaching of young children. The ) ouny Ijfiftis*' liejHtrlme.nl will Ire under the charge of Mrs. W. W. Robinson, who ha* already so worthily commended herself to the patrons of the Academy a* the right teacher in the right place, and as the accomplish'-d and experienced lady to whose faithful care and watchfulness parents may confidently commit the edu cation of their daughters. The f"lant,rnl will be under the charge of Mr. Charies Heebner, whose classes at the last examinations showed such thorough training, such finish arid such proficiency, and whom* teaching and discipline in the class room throughout the entire year proved him to be in talent, tact and culture a teacher of much more than ordinary rank. The Principal will carefully interest biinM-lf in all ibe departments and look ■fur the needs of every pupil. Under such favorable auspices we enter upon the twelfth year of our educational work in this community ; and of all, who can in any measure appreciate and estimate the advantage* of having Mich a school at their own door*, we earnestly ask a hearty and living interest and co-operation in all that concern* the welfare and profpcrity of the Academy. The next sesfion will open on Wednesday, the first of September. .1 aMi.> p. Ilvuile, Principal. Hancock and Gettysburg. Ftifiin • Pr"irr^iNi. The nomination of Gen Hancock will increase public interest in the battle of Gettysburg, in which he was such a con spicuous figure. Although that great struggle did not end the war, it furnish ed such a clear indication of the final issue that leading Confederate generals have since acknowledged that they continued to fight without a rational hope of victory, and only for the pur |>oee of securing advantageous terms. The historians of the future, in enum erating the decisive battles of all ages, will always assign to the terrific struggle on the soil of this State a commanding position. Large bodies of soldiers from nearly every State in the Union min gled their blood on that sanguinary field, and nowhere else did the Confed eracy give such proofs of its strength and valor. For the only mighty aggres sive demonstration made on free soil, the grestest j>ossible concentration of Southern energy and resources was pef fee ted, and it required matchless vigil ance, courage, heroism, determination, and military skill to repel this most for | tnidal.le of all invasions. Rarely, if | ever, have larger opfosing armies been j brought into direct conflict, and never ' has a greater degree of daring and her- I oism been displayed by all the soldiers of two great oontending armies. Gettys burg will be forever hallowed by sad and glorious memories. There the fratricidal strife loomed up into ita most terrible proportions; and there a feeling of mutual respect between the opposing legions, whose blood was shed like wa ter, wa enkindled, which has permeat ed the most remote portions of this re public. While wsr reared iu horrid front, numlw-ring its victims by tens of thousands, making the earth reel with the roar of artillery, and riddling for ests with bullets, it was the war of giants struggling with a desperation that reflected to the fullest extent the ! convictions by which each of the con tending hosts were inspired ; but it was not stained by any act of wanton cruel ty, or bv any neglect of the amenities, which the horrors of the strife of civilixed nations are mitigated. Amid all the complies! on* growing out of the carnage the master spirit, who was first in command at the point of great est danger, and whose keen vision, prompt decision and heroio energy see ed an ini|>erilled State and nation at the most critical joint in its history, was Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock. A pleasure boat containing six ladies and two male companion* accidentally cap*iced Monday afternoon in Shark Hirer Core, at UomJU. The men ■truck out for chore, which they reach ed in safety, tearing the ladies clinging to the boat. The accident was witness ed from the went chore by Eliaa Tbrock morten, of Free port, and William J. Chittenden, of Brooklyn, who, with a boatman named John Flood, hastened to the a*ci*tanoe of the women. They were nearly exhausted when rescued. The ex Kmprecc Kugenie landed at St. Helena on the 12th inUnt*nd inspect ed the house where Napoleon 1 died. She then riaited the tomb in which the remain* of the Emperor were at firat deposited and afterward embarked for England. NO. 31.