Centre Democrat. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1848-1989, October 28, 1880, Image 1
SHUCJERT \ FORSTER, Editors. VOL. 2. i|h t m> 51.50 per Anuum.ln Advance. SHUGERT and R. H. FORSTER. Editor.. hursday Morning, October 28, 1880. Democratic National Ticket. roa PBUIIXXT, IXFIELD SCOTT HANCOCK, of Prnii.yl.BnU. WILLIAM 11. ENGLISH, ol Indian*. ELECTORS rt E. llriirjr E. Dm In, AID 11. Rl.vrt.nl, lioorur A. P""t, i Mlrvin, ALrmn M IW-nlun, in A. Pu*. John P. Linton, i M. rnipUll, John 8. Millar, •• pallet!, Jolili O. Naston, Moffrt. M. Bow*r, ml Wft|t|#n, .Utiles A.J. Ilui-hatinii, an C .latii-MI, Christopher Mitifw*, ift* Kiltwrt, K<>l*rt M.Olb#n, G M BFM%rrin, William It. PnnUp, ►<| J. Martin, llarr> W. Wilson, 11 Giriiiß**r. HstnuH Griffith, klin Turner, J. ROM Th"iup*>ti. • k J. llirtnlnfchAiii, Democratic State Ticket. FOB irrßiai Jt'lxil, OEoIIOK A. JENKS, of JrlToraon Cnnnly. I At'PITOB nBSIBAt, ROIIRRT P. IOXTIERT, t.f Philadelphia. Democratic County Ticket. roB CI>**IMI, tin ANDREW O. CURTIN,of Cnlp C.mntjr. fOB AMIVnLT, Hon. J. P. G KPII ART, of HHlofoiil*. lion. W. A. MLitIIAV, of llani. roB BITBIT'T ATTOBSTL. WILLIAM C. IIF.INI.K. of B-llofont-. rOB I.H'BTT MmTBTOB. SAMUEL BRLOOER. of Lnlonvillr RO THE POLLS! To TIIK POLLH 1 cry Democratic voter in Centre j nty nnist be at the election polls 1 vote on next Tuesday! Gemo ts! the prospects grow brighter ry day! Hancock and English Ibe elected ! That result is assur- Even Pennsylvania can be car. 1 by a full Democratic vote! Turu ,then,in your might and help to ce our graud old commonwealth in column of Democratic States! ry Democratic voter do bis duty, I this glorious result will surely be omplUbed ! IMPUDENCE ! John Cessna, Chair n of the Republican State Com- . has issued another circular to officials demanding contribu -0 his corruption fund, accom by a threat that at the close of j npaign he "will place a list of rho have not paid in the hands j bead of the dejiartinent you are The words are significant and e, uttered in an insulting man rthy of the mean, dirty scaven -0 uses them. This man at the (' a great party might be a gen if he possessed any of the in of a gentleman. Rut he is >hn Cessna. E Republicans are advised by llefontc Rr/iubliran to "scratch all," we trust the Democrats fuse all offers to trade for the of any one of the "straight out licans" of which the opposition is made up. ou want Grant and the Empire, r Garfield. It is all arranged succession. Hancock may in with the little arrangement, but s must have a crown, even if it 1 of a foor* —at the circus. ARirr for revenue only," says the ratio platform.— llelle/onte Repub thing can be said against FREE )E," says one James A. Gar tFIELD denies that be wrote the letter. Well, he also denied bad any thing to do with Mobilier stock. He told a lie ind swore to it. He may be a lie now. EN Garfield remarked in Con that nothing could be said t FREE TRADE, probably he inking about FREE TRADE HINEBE LABOR. focRATB ! l)e vigilant 1 be ao -1)6 brave 1 A united charge the whole line on next Tuesday glorious victory will be yours. rERANB, read Major Rechler's i another column of the DEMO DO not fail to respond to it d in filling up the ranks 1 " K<l LA L ANI) KX ACT JUSTICE TO ALL MEN, OF WHATEVER STATE OK PERSUASION, RELIGIOUS OB I'OLITH AL."-J. FFINOU A SEDULOUS and scrupulous core of the public credit, together with u wine nnd economical munngi-ment of our governmental expenditure*, should be maintained in order that labor may be lightly burdened, and that all portions may be protected in their rights to the fruits of their own industries.—Han cock'* Letter of Acceptance. Tho Duty of the Hour Never in the history of our country has a graver duty presented itself to the citizens of the I'nited States than that which they will be called upou to [terform on next Tuesday. Moment ous and far reaching consequences hang upon the result of the elections to be held in every State of the I'nion on that day. One issue, at least, in t volving the weal or the woe of free institutions is sus|)ended in the balance, I and the election of Hancock or Gar ! field may determine whether the price ] less boon of civil liberty under the sacred guarantees of the Constitution shall be preserved and jierpetuatcd ; or | whether a centralized and irresponsi ble despotism shall be enthroned at Washington and permitted to trample under foot the rights of the people and the .States, and destroy the last remnant of that wise and beneficent form of government devised and be" queatlied to us by the graud old fath ers of the Republic. This assertion is no mere idle fig. mcnt invented to mislead and deceive voters in the closing hours of an ex citing political campaign. <>n the contrary, it stands forth to the public a palpable and startling reality that should command the earnest and seri ous attention of every patriotic ami conservative voter. For almost twen ty years the executive branch of the Federal government has been held by the Republican party, and with the incoming of the Grant administration in IH4+O began that aeries of bold usurpations of power, of encroach ments upon the reserved rights of the people and of open dixrognrd for the plainest provisions of the fundamental law, which received a signal though fruitless rebuke at the ballot from an aroused and indignnnt majority of the voters of the land four years ago. A fruitless rebuke, we say, because the desperate and unscrupulous men then in authority were powerful enough to defy the expressed will of the nation, and contiuue by means of force, fraud and perjury the rule of the party they represented for another Presidential term. Aud while it may true that under Hayes' fraudulent administra tion the violations of the Constitution and the insults to the principles and genius of American liberty have not been so flagrant and atrocious as they were under the administration which preceded it; while it may not be charg ed that State governments, set up by a majority of the citizens most deeply concerned for the peace, welfare and prosperity of their respective localities, have been ruthlessly pulled down by the strong arm of military force ; while it cannot be said that soldiers were or dered to invade legislative halls, or that bayonets gleamed around the election polls, still the underlying and animating spirit has been all the same. It is heard in the cry for a "strong government." It is a signal of dan ger and should not be regarded by the thoughtful and patriotic voter who properly values his privileges of citi zenship as any less perilous than the undisguised usurpations of Grant. Garfield is the avowed representative of the "strong government" idea, and his avowals has gone so far as to congratulate himself upon what he terms "the gravitation of more power in the hands of the government." In New York he was even outspoken enough to say to the public that he was pleased to notice the fact that the theories of Hamilton were growing in popular favor, while those of Jeffer son, the apostle of American democ racy, were apparently dying out. Coukling, the imperious leader of the radical hosts in this crusade against Constitutional rule, elaborates the BEL EFONTE, PA., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1880. name thing in hi* claim for the right of property to rule-. Ho tloon not hesi tate to assert that capital and the cor porate wealth of the country should dictate the policy of the government and command absolute obedience to their behests; and it is sale to assume that should Garfield be elected (which God forbid) his administration of af fairs would be based upon the llamil toniun plan—discarded by the fathers a* dangerous to the liberty of the citi izeq—of a strong central power by the few and for the few, in which the "powers that be" shall be everything and the great mass of the people nothing. Voter, this grave issue is before you ! It will be determined in one way or the other on next Tuesday ! Are you prepared to give tip entirely your sys tem of simple government, with limit, ed powers, in which each citizen has a direct and preseut intlueuce upon those in authority, for the "strong govern ment," controlled in all things by a fav ored few in power, towards which Re publican policy is so rapidly drifting? If you are, vote for Gnrfield, If not, vote for Hancock the representative of Jefl'ersouiun principles and of a gov ernment "of the people, by the people ami for the people." The duty of the hour is too plain and im|M>rtant to doubt the manner in which you will meet it at the ballot box. You will stand bv free jtopular government and aid to your utmost in crushing out of exist ence a wicked conspiracy against ill ————— - - ————— Two new planks have lately been added to the platform of the Republi can party. They were written by James A. Gartield, the Republican candidate for President of the I'nited States, and are supj>o*ed to express his honest belief U|KJII the question of the employment of labor. These new planks assert principles that touch the interest* of every laboring man in the country end they should be attentive ly read and carefully weighed. The first reads as follows: "The question "of employees is only a question of " private and corporate economy, and " individuals or companies have the " right to buy labor where they can "get it cheapest." The other new plank declares that the treaty of the I'nited States with the Chinese government should not be abrogated "until our " great nmnufacturiug and corporate " interests are conserved in the matter "of labor." Considering the distin guished artisan who joined these new planks to the platform of his party, and the close relations they bear to the future welfare of our toiling masses, they will receive that attention and appreciation which their importance demands. Ixt the working man put a just estimate upon them when he deposits his ballot on next Tuesday. "REPUBLICANS, vote the straight-out Republican ticket, and scratch not at all. Kverjr man on the ticket is a staunch Republican, with a clear record, and well worthy your aupport. Vote the whole ticket."— MUfonte Republican. Democrats, vote the straight-out Democratic ticket, and scratch not at all. Every man on the ticket is a staunch Democrat, with a clear record and well worthy your support. Vote the whole ticket. WHEN the highway-man waylays his victim on the road) be does it with the threat of "your money or your life." The Republican bulldozer of the North says to the hard fisted son of toil who happens to be in his pow er, "your vote, or starve." In a moral point of view the highway-man rather gains by comparison. FARMERS, mechanics and laboriug men of Centre county, the great Dem ocratic meeting to be held at Belle fonte, to-morrow, is your meeting 1 Come one 1 Come all! I and make it the largest and grandest meeting ever held in Central Pennsylvania. IT is entirely appropriate that De Golyer and Chinese labor should go together. Our District and County Ticket. In the warmth of our zeal ami anx iety for the success of the National and State tickets we should not forget the important duty of bending all our energies to secure the triumphant election of our district and county candidates. We make this last ap ical to our friends and urge thein in all earnestness not to neglect or fail in j all honest efforts necersary to give to every candidate our full party vote. CONGRESS. For Congress the Democratic party presents to the voters of the 20th Congressional district, the honored name of ANDREW G. CURTIN. SO well known is Gov. Curt in to the vot- ; ers of the district that it is scarcely j necessary for usto speak of him. His fame and reputation a* a public man are not confined to county or State; he is known and respected throughout the I'nion. An experienced, eloquent, warm-hearted and patriotic man, thor oughly acquainted with the wants, the | resources and the business demands of j the district, he will make an able, at tentive and considerate representative of the will, wishes and interests of bis constituents. His election is of com mnndiog importance. Already our j enemies are hoaxliug that they will have a majority io the next Congress. Hie defeat of Gov. Curtin is itn|osxi ble, but within the pnst two weeks the mouthpiece* of Cameron in this dis trict have been loud in their a**<rtioti(> that he was to be beaten. Will any Democrat in Centre county willingly become a tool of Simoti Cameron to aid iu striking down Gov. Curtin? We do not believe it. To-day Gov. Curtin's candidncy is not local; it is national. The supremacy of the Detn oeratie party for the next two years iu Congress may de|K-nd ujon his sue* eras. Democrats, remember this, and do your duty. ASSEMBLY. For Assembly the names of J. I'. j GKPHAKT, of Bellefonte, and W. A. MURRAY, of Harris township, are be fore the people of Centre countv on j the Democratic ticket. There are |e- i culiar reasons why l>oth should be re elected by increased majorities. They j have already served the psiple of Con- ! tre county well ond faithfully at Hnr risburg, and richly deserve a hearty endorsement at the polls. The forth- ! coming session of the legislature will ; be a very important one. Our Con gressional, Senatorial and Judicial districts will be re-apportioned, and in this work their pa*t experience will be of great value. Above all, they will be charged with the duty of naming the I'nited States Senator who will speak for this great commonwealth in the councils of the Nation for the next six years. We have great hopes of a majority of the legislature if our voters in Democratic districts through out the State are true to themselves and their party, and do not permit persoual considerations to sway their judgment when they come to cast their ballots. It will not be for gotten by the voters of Centre county that during the last session of the leg islature, when bribery, debauchery and wholesale corruption ran riot through the halls, not a taint clung to the gar ments of J. I'. Gephart and W. A. Murray. They proved honent and faithful in the past, were true and at tentive representatives of their con stituents, and the Democratic party now owes it to them to say "well done, good and faithful servants." Mr. Gep hart is a man of more than ordinary ability. He has served the people of (Centre county in different capaci ties and has always shown that ho is the fortunate possessor of executive and administrative skill of a very high order. As Register and Recorder of the couuty and as a Justice of the Peace all men who had occasiou to come in contact with him ever found him just and honorable. As Chairman of the county committee in 1878, al though a candidate himself, be gave the general canvass so much attention as almost to lose sight of his own can didacy, and bis conduct of that cam paign passes into local history as one of the best the parly ever made in the county. Mr. Murray is also well worthy of the earnest and united sup port of his fellow citizens. He is an intelligent and an upright, lionoruble man; an unswerving Democrat, aud has rendered good service to the jx-o ple. In the approaching session he will prove as useful, trustworthy and attentive to his duties as in the past- The party, with a united voice, should rally around the standard of these faithful men. DISTRICT ATTORNEY. WILLIAM C. HEINLE, Esq., will prosecute the picas of the Common wealth during the next term. Mr. Ilc-iule is u young man who has reach ed his present position in life by bis inherent energy and bis own unaided efforts, and richly does he merit credit, support and encouragement. A vote for him will be well bestowed, and the jieople of Centre county should not fail to elect him by a sweeping major ity. He is a young lawyer of ability ami excellent character, well qualified for the office of District Attorney,and will make a superior officer. COUNTY SURVEYOR For the office of County Surveyor, although there i* little or no content for the position, the Democrats present the name of Mr. SAMUEL BBUUOER, of 1 nionville. Mr. Rrugger is a prac tical surveyor and civil engineer of great experience and conceded ablity. He is also a gentleman of the highest standing iu the community in which he lives, and worthy of auy jiosition that the people of Centre county have it iu their power to give. DESK* RAT* OF CENTRE cot NTY, we have thus gouo over the names of the candidates upon your District and County tickets. You have a grave and ' imfiortant duty resting upon you ! See to it, that you perform it well on next | Tuesday! Permit us to make this last np|Miil to you ! Support with un- ' faltering devotion the principle* of ; your party ! This you can only do by j voting for the Democratic candidates now in nomination before you, from Hancock to Rrugger. \\ M. ( . ARNOLD, of Clearfield coun ty, will IK- readily remembered by our readers as the geutleman who attained an unenviable reputation in 187 X, in connection with the issuing of forged tax receipts. He was the Chairman of the Republican County Committee and circulated posters and letters containing gratuitous slanders of Gov. Curtin. He is a lawyer of limited ability and small practice, and was one of the orators at the Republi can meeting at Milesburg on last Sat urday evening. It would be libelous to say he was drunk, but we accept the testimony of disgusted Republi cans as to his condition when he, with difficulty, arose to address the intelli gent people of Milesburg and Roggs township. In full view of tho exqui site and punctilious Mr. Jamo* Milli ken and the righteous and upright Mr. A. O. Furst, Mr. Arnold delib erately took a bottle of whiskey from the hip pocket of his pantaloons and placed it iu his overcoat pockeL We commend this little episode to the considerate judgment of Mr. Arnold's frieuds, believing that it will be far in the dim future when he is again in vited to make an exhibition of himself before a Centre county audience. THOMAS H. MURRAY, the Republi can candidate for Congress in this district, is a bitter, uncompromising Republican of the most ultra and pronounced type. Democrats, remem ber this when you go to the polls on next Tuesday. Give your votca to the gallant Old War Governor, who will ably and faithfully represent your political sentiments and your interests in the next Congress. "CHINESE cheap labor" is what Mr. Garfield seems to be after. La boring men, how dc yv like it? TERMS: $1.50 per Annum, in Advance. Coercing Employee Any employer who attempt* to con trol the vote* of hi* employe* i* liable, under the following law of the United Htutea, to all it* penalties : HKCTIOX 6,000. Every person who, bv any unlawtul mean*, binder*, delay., pre"- venu or obstruct*, or combine* and eon federate* with other, to hinder, delay, pre vent or obstruct any citizen from doing any act required to be done to qualify him to vote, or from voting at any election in any State, Territory, district, county, city, parish, town.hip, school district, munici pality or other territorial subdivision, .ball be fined not le. than S6TX>, or be imprison ed not ICM than one monlb nor more than one year, or be punished by both ucb fine and imprisonment. SR<\ /j,(jo7. Kvcry person who prevent*, hinder#, control* or intimidau-* another from exercising or in exerriing the right of suffrage, to whom that right i guaran teed by the Fifteenth Amendment to th Constitution of the i'nited (State*, by mean of bribery or threaU of depriving uch per**n# of employment or occupation, or of ejecting *urh perron* from a rented house, land* or other property, or by threats of refusing to renew leares or contracts for labor, or by threat* of violence to himself or family, shall be punished as provided in the preceding section. The following is the section of the Criminal Code of Pennsylvania in ref erence to corruptly influencing and in timidatiug voters: (Sx> . 80. Any person who shall directly or indirectly giveor offer to give any audi gift or reward to any such elector, with the intent to induce bun to vote for any particular candidate or candidates at ucii elections, or shall directly or indirectly procure or agree to give any *uch gift or reward to such elector, with the intent aforesaid, or shall, with the intent to in fluence or intimidate such elector to give hi* vote for any particular candidate or candidates at *uch election, give, offer or promise to give such elector any office, place, appointment or employment, or threaten such elector with dismissal or dis charge from any ofiice, place, appointment or employment, public or private, then held hy him, in case of hi* refutal to vote for any particular candidate or candidate* at such election*, the peron so offending shall bo guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars, and under go an imprisonment, not exceeding two years. Above we give a full copy of the acts of Congress ami of Pennsylvania relating to intimidation of voters. Un der the laws it is a great crime for any man who employs laborers to attempt to influence or intimidate them to vote for anv particular candidate or candi dates, by offering, or promising thein employment, or by threatening them with dismissal from employment. All such cases should be noted and re ported to the proper authority, and let men who attempt such great crimes* upon the liberties of the people be vis ited with due punishment for violating the law. GEN. GARFIELD denies the author ship of the Chinese letter which is found in his own handwriting, marked "personal and confidential." Hut he also denied, under oath, receiving the $329 Credit Mobilicr dividend. His own figures and the check for the money were produced and a committee of his own Republican friends were compelled to report to the House that he lied. Beth cases carried the clear est proof, and as in the former case, no amount of denial will relieve him of this last evidence of mendacity in connection with his present position before the couutry claiming support as the champion of the labor interests. Confidentially, he now counsels to "buy labor where it can be obtained cheapest" Chinamen can live on six cents a day. It is "dog-cheap" and Mr. Garfield favors importation. The cheap labor can only compete, with laboring men. They, it would appear, are of no account except to minister to the wealth and greed of capitalists and vote the Republican ticket, pro vided they can be fooled Or coerced to do so. That is what the Republican demagogues are now striving to ac complish by presenting this free trade leader, this advocate of cheap labor, to the voters of Pennsylvania as the man to protect their trade interests, to benefit labor. Can laboring men be thus imposed upon ? HANCOCK VETERANS, turn out to morrow. One more rally for your gallant leader in the Presidential con test! DEMOCRATS, beware of the ofiere that Republicans will make to trade on election day. -M ki£k*; NO. 44.