Centre Democrat. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1848-1989, November 04, 1880, Image 1
tSljc Centre dfe Democrat, SIIUGKRT A FOR ST EH, Editors. VOL. 2. flu Centre Ttrmi 51. 50 per Annum. In Advance. s. T. SHUOERT and R. H. FORSTER, Editor*. |§ Thursday Morning, November 4, 1880. THE ELECTION, iforflcld to be our Next President. ■ The result of the great contest of last Tuesday must lie a grievous dis >iutmeutto every Democrat in the United States. Never before had the party a better prospect for success, j No nomination for the Presidency was [ fever hailed by the people throughout the Union with more enthusiastic demonstrations of approval than* that Of Winfield Scott Hancock, the sol- HKer-statesman, the accomplished gen tleman, the man of pure character !who hail rendered brilliant and inval uable services to his country. His (paction seemed almost like a foregone Conclusion. But the Fates seemed to (few been against us. We have met the enemy, and have received a most mtrprl sing defeat at their hands. It is ' not our purpose at this writing to en ter into a detailed summing up of the < Mtnsi - that have produced this unex ptctcd result. It is sufficient to say that our overthrow can be narrowed dswu to a single comer of one State, id which the party failed to come up tO the measure of its duty. That corner is the city of New York and King County. Had the majority oast for Mr. Tilden, iu 1876, been given to Gen. Hancock on Tuesday, that great | Soldier would to-day be the President elect of the Uuited States. The re- ! Hfttte show that the electoral vote w ill ! ininlv he as follows : tek. Oar field. ti.Connse 'cut 6 i. Illinois... 21 - II B, Massachusetts 13 8 Michigan 11 s Minnesota 6 r !•! New York 34 jlina... 10Ohio 22 Pennsylvania 29 linn.... 7 Rhode Island 4 8 Wisconsin 10 inla.... 6j be observed from the above le vote that had New York lancock he would have been While Garfield may have a if 51 in the electoral college, ing table of estimated major he several states will still he is not the choice of a if the American people. It n that Hancock has a ma -00,000 on the popular vote : leld. | Hancock. Maj. State Maj. .... 2,OCX) Alabama 40,000 t... 3,000 Arkansas 30,000 .... 13,(XX) California 1,000 .... 7,000 Delaware CIOO .... 8.1,000 Florida 8,100 .... 41,000 Georgia.. 76.000 .... 6,000 Kentucky....™ 56,000 .... 61,000 Louisiana 26,000 .... 40,0 CX) Maryland 16,000 .... 21,000 Mississippi,... 00,000 .... 20,0 CX) Missouri 60,000 lire 8,000 Nevada 100 .... 20,000 New Jersey.., 1,500 .... 81,000 N. Caroline... 16,000 nta 84.000d)reaon 1,000 .... 1,0008. Carolina... 12,000 ..... 22,4<X) Tennessee 81,000 ..... 40,000 Tmas 70,(XX) Virginia 40,000 iTotal -.644,100 s the Democrats of Centre icreased their vote 513 over ;aat for Tilden iu 1876, the ins increase over the vote of the same year is only 336. wing are the figures : t showing this ie for our Be friends to contemplate after iver's loud boasts about re e Democratic majority of the "EqUAL AND KX ACT JIHTICK TO A LI. MEN, OF WHATEVER STATE OR I'ERKUAHION, RKLIOIOUH OR POLITICAL. "-JeffsnoD The County. All honor to the Democracy of Centre county! In the disappoint ment that every Democrat of the county must feel over the general re sult of the elections of last Tuesday, there is consolation in the fact that at home there is a full consciousness of duty well done. The majority of IHKS which Hancock received in the county speaks for itself, and iau splen did tribute to the zeal and faithfulness of the party in the arduous and excit ing contest through which it has just passed. Early in the campaign it was a common boast of our opponents that the majority iu Centre county of eight hundred and nineteen in 187U would this year he reduced to two hundred ami fifty and next year be wiped out entirely ; but instead of that result we have the pleasure of permitting our adversaries to realize that their effort, quickened and invigorated by a large expenditure of money and by other powerful influences nt their command, was labor lost. How do they like the following figures showing the majori ties for the candidates in the county? Hancock, 096 Dechert, 065 Jenks, 963 Cur tin 1,140 Gephart over Harris, 487 Gepbnrt over Thompson,... 686 Murray over Harris, 686 Murray over Thomp.on,... 931 Heinle, 077 The Result. The Democrats of the United States have fallen before the money power. They presented to the people an un exceptionable candidate for the Presi dency—one whose reputation was un sullied either in public or private life, who had ever maintained a record of lofty patriotism and devoted attach ment to our republican institutions as handed down by the patriotic fathers. Such a man was offered the country in the person of Winfield Scott Haueook. He wa not presented to the American people as a fit and reliable instrument of wrong. It was not the intention of the men who plnced Gen'l Hancock in nomination that he should head a deliberate raid upon the treasury or do violence to our established institutions. He is an honest, upright American statesman and patriot deeply imbued with the cherished principles under lying the great charter of our civil in stitutions and from which he could not be drawn to serve party necessity or personal ambition. With this distin guished and pure man as our candi date, we can still point to him with pride as one whose character passed through the ordeal of an excited pol itical contest without suffering a blem ish—whose every expression, written or oral, has only added lustre to his great ness—and to-day he stands before the country, although defeated, a factor that Mr. Grant nnd his Ktalwart co workers in the interest of the imperial power they seek to establish will find troublesome in 1884. He is the only man living who will probably possess the strength to protect his country in the revolutionary struggle already inaugurated by the nomina tion of Grant for the succession. Preliminary to this, the fraud of 1876 has been condoned, lax morality rules the hour, and official dishonesty in high places is no longer a disqualifi cation for high position. But the de cision comes from a source from which there is no appeal. The Democracy can survive it. They are accustomed to disaster, and in the struggles yet to come will be sustained by the rectitude of the principles which have guided them heretofore to rescue the country from the dangers which now, more than ever, menace it WHEW the corporate wealth and the capital of the country becomes se curely entrenched behind a "strong government," thousands of laboring men will awake to a realising sense of the great mistake they made this year in permitting themselves to be forced into voting against their convictions. BELL EFONTE, PA., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1880. Hon. Andrew Q Curtin The gentleman who will represent the 20th Congressional district of Pennsylvania in the Forty-seventh Congress of the United States will be ranked among its most distinguished members. Among the nianv illustrious public men who have come to our j>eo pie as the heritage of the great civil war, no one of them has more claim upon the gratitude of the American people than Andrew G. Curtin. He came into prominence in 1801, when he assumed control of the affnirs of our State at a most critical period. During the dark and troublous days of the mighty conflict, he stood the embodiment of patriotic self-sacrifice as he directed the affairs of our State. His name aud fame are international, ami Andrew G. Curtin is as well knowu in St. Petersburg, Puris, Ism don and Jierlin as he is in Philadel phia, New York ami lloston. The in telligent people of the six counties composing this Congressional district offer to the councils of the nation this great publicist In 1878 for reasons that are now generally known ami un derstood Governor Curtin failed of election. Then, as now he ami his friends believe that he was honestly elected. The failure of Congress to give to him the right he acquired tin der the evidence adduced in his eon test, aroused the people to a full sense of the wrongs he had suffered, and their determination to vindicate him wax fully accomplished on Tuesday. Gov. Curtin goes to Congress with au united, earnest ami aggrewive Democratic party at his hack. He polled the entire democratic vote and his gain over Hancock is attribut able to the votes of Republicans who supported their old chief, liemocratx, you have reaon to he proud, as well of your Representative in Congress as of the grand endorsement you gave him. He goes to Washington a* the exponent of the will and wish of the Democratic party of this district His distinguished position, the proud name he bears and his historic record as the great war Governor of Gover nor of Pennsylvania stamp him as preeminently fitted to make laws for the people he loves so well. The dis grace which the party permitted to fall upon itself in 1878 is wiped out, and Andrew G. Curtin is vindicated at last. All honor to the gallant De mocracy of the 20th district. In hon oring Gov. Curtin you have honored yourselves. A DESPERATE effort was made hy the Republicans to defeat J. P. Gep hart, Esq.. for Legislature. The fight upon Mr. Gephart was hitter and de termined, hut was about as foolish and unreasonable as anything that ever occurred in Centre county poli tics. Thanks to the faithful and un swerving Democratic voters of the county, it came to naught. Mr. Gep hart is elected by over five huudted majority, notwithstanding the vain boast of his opponent on the morning of the election that he would have an easy victory. This majority, consid ering the means used to secure the end desired by Harris and his friends, Is an endorsement of the past course of Mr. Gephart as a member of the Legislature of which he can be proud. Throughout the contest he made a gallant fight for himself, and with the good record of his previous service at Harrisburg, he was justly entitled to the support and sympathy of any one who wished to reward an honest, efficient and useful public servant. Mr. Harris may try it again, if he so desires, but we predict he will have no heart for another tussle with 'Squire Gephart. OUR lively Republican contempor ary across the way ia quite jubilant over a solid North. Not so fasti The glorious little state of New Jersey makes the breach and will form the nucleus for considerable expansion be fore the Empire is established. VOTE OF CENTRE COUNTY, 1880. I ,s7# -1 |fls|jia£ A I WII A I W I M I I IMIMI _ IHHTHKTH. ~1.,1.J !< , G | 3 3 B' * V■ £ R 3 , ? ? 5? !S! S ; 2!? I 5 R. S , ? I S- 2 R - 3. 3 I* £ a. - - l| I si?: Is J - - - D •$ 5 .5 !- 5 i I 5 * <3 = ! P rijp j P p ' P *'!? I f F • "je pj P * ? Pj ! | : p| "L n-N.F . |?*s !?? i I°? ,M| ' 'i ><■". 1" H ' I'K. IT!) 1.10 135:1 Ml ML MB| LLJJ 105'"TT7!! M|~TH( Bellefontfl, H. W., 133, "> "J: 18* !!<! 1431 120 | l.Vl! KM ' 131 133 135' 110 114 112 124 136 ~ I W.W ( 1 02 46 72 2 45 77 44 72 50 71 43 42 7 < 74 4 1 75 47 72 W-TT URH U 45 .? : ' 2 6 '' 1 | ♦ 55 57 44 4* 100 07 51 /, 6*2 58 M toiburg borough 40 DO 43 OH 2 j 431 J* 4: . ?< „ 47 , M 34 4H M ' 00 41 00 44 j Millheim borough... 124 2O 124 20 134 20 121 20 123 123 27 25 125 25 123 27 !,In" 17* I ROU ? H 121 V ? R 2:11 281 281 227 220 227 227 211 225 247 220 220 22* 228 220 Unionvillu borough 32 4.> 40 41 0 40 44 41 45 41 54 41 41 40 4* 41 4* 42 47 ftrnnor towntbtp 172 03 104 00 11 60 180 07 185 00 1.16 M 105 00 180! 71 186 76 l"KKI townrhip I 1,3 2.1, 210 200 , 7 210 28611 204 206 255 223 107 205 2*2 27'. 207 273 200 9-7 Burnrnje townrhip 35 43 42 1* 41 47" 41 47 41 4* 41 40 62 47 40 *44 "43 46 College townrhip 70 105 02 184 10 02 184 07, 103 . 107 170 76 100 108 I 18* 01 107 08' 101 Curlin townrhip.. 4-. 30 851 40 81, 45 84 45 02 50 83 85 47 40 73 50 8.3 47 terguion townrhip, old 154 67 102 73 K,i 73 161 74 157 74 145 l.iol 87 71 160 72 100, 73 terguwn town.bip, new 73 . 00 03 10* 3 63 18 107 61 110 0 63 113 110 62 10D (Ml 10 Gregg townrhip, north S G7 79 1 70 4 70 4 70 4 78 70 4 4 70 4 70' 4 Gregg townrhip, routh "/ 253 831 252 85 262 88 262| 82 255 255 83 83 256 88 225! 85 LURTL ? P 'M MIL :! I 239 1M I 2:! L' 108 257 " 236 230 114 114 230 115 250 14 jjalf Moon townrhip 41 40 ,)2 t 40 02; 48| '■ 45 100 44 48 100 07 61 00 61 03 ItM-ri* townahip 123 101. 142 86 3 IN 85 141 85 136 80 130 143 85 81 143 83 143 84 Howard townrhip 8, 102 ( 08 113 2 OK 113 05 117 101 110 00 07 123 116 100 117 100 i 112 Hurlon township ~3 118 66 102 2" 6'. 102 64 10-5 05 100 04 66 |Oo| 103 67 10.1 67 102 Liberty township F>9 121 I*4 183 1 94 IH3 97' 177 991 183 97 98 IK*; ]H2 9H 179 98 182 Mnriovi tnwnihlp 84 30 98 38 1 FJ, GG. # |H 99 4g yd MILW tuwnhii 278 56 280 62 2W) 62 ! 27!' 04 277 64 275 280 651 )/I 200 .11 278| 63 latU.n Uiwnohip 61 08 56 1021 , 5o 102 ' 50 102 51 105 47 M 111 108 62 105 65 L') 3 Ponn U.wnchip ,68..; 31 168 17 107 17 170| 16 101 17 151 108 10, 16 108 17 1681 17 Potter O,A whip, north , 170 W 175. 66' 177 60 175 66 173 176 62 1 65 175 60 ' 178 67 Potter town.hip, M.ulh 221 BU, 22" 8<) 217: 70 217 70 211 210 78 7.; 9-. 7: 220 78 Kulb tnwnhip 163 93 184 06j 6 00)) 01) 180 04 170 08 177 17* 118) 05 T7O 05 178 M Snow Shoo U'WDfhip 107 08 137 131 137 131 155,132 131 133 132 135 137 132 142 127 131 138 >prio ß townftblf IK), 224 212 247 7 212 247 210 140 217 260 10>. 201 276 254 214 2-51 207 256 1 ajrlor Uiwntbip 4. 08 32 71 32 71 31 7<> 32 71 32 32 70 70 32 70 32 70 J nion town.bip 75 1)4 70, 120; 5 79J 121 *1 118 77 130 80 82 121 123 81 122 82 121 W ALKER towniihip 225 101 230 00 3 2.'MI 1M; 22* 95 226 02 213 225 1(8". 02 22* 05 225 !M; Worth towndiip 1 84 75 78, 6 77 7!) 77 70 71 81 75 78 83' 80 791 70 70 80 T " ul 10*5 3260 4508 3602 01 4567 3602 4.168 3605 4669 3520 1353 4552 3866 3621 4598 3621 4568 8665 SrntteriHg.— Dow. Prohibilioniit for President, had 18 voter ; Rhone, O. 11., for Awcmbly, had 87 voter ; Green, '• •' " 38 The Lato Col. Noyce. An unknown nnd we presume irre sponsible correspondent of the I'hila delphia Record some time ago made n statement flint seemed to reflect some what upon the character of Col. Noyes, or at least upon the management of the State Treasury while he filled the position of Treasurer. Col. Noyes was a man of the highest integrity aud left the high office to which the favor j of his fellow-citizens had called him , without a stain or blemish upon his reputation, and we arc glad to see that one of the administrators of his estate ha< come forward to defend his good name from the aspersions of the ghoul who attempted to defame his memory after he had lieen placed in his jieacefui grave. Mr. Benrdsley, of Lock Hav en, writes the following letter to the Record: Editor of the. Record: Justice to the living, as well as to the memory of the dead, impel* me to call your attention to an article in your paper of the 26th instant, under the heading of " A Treasurer's Account Muddled—The estate of Hon. A. C. Noyes called upon to settle with the State," with the view of having it* many inaccuracies corrected. No draft of SI,OOO or any other amount was either sent to a hank or paid by the late Col. Noyes, a* stated in the article referred to. As attorney for the ad ministrators of the estate of Col. Noyes I tiave made a careful examination of hi* papers, and the inventory of hia personal property filed in the Register'* office foots up over $34,000. In addi tion to this, hia real estate, at a low valuation, ia worth over SIO,OOO. Col. Noyes estimated it at much higher fig ure*. The statement that "an investi gation ia now being had of the booki at the departmentoi the State Treasurer to ascertain the amount that the late Treasurer is indebted to the State '' ia in every particular incorrect, as anyone can ascertain by inquiry of or by writ ing to the Hon. Samuel Butlsr, the present State Treasurer. No State Treasurer ever made a more creditable settlement of hia accounts at the close of his term of offioe than did (Colonel Noyes. Of all the money* handled there were but two uncollected items passed over to bia successor, and inquiry at the office* of the Stale Treasurer and Attorney General elicited the fact that these are abundently secured by those having to acoonnt for tbem. No man in this section of the Stale was ever tuore respected while living or bis memory more revered when dead. The cruel misrepresentations in the article mentioned nave produced a feeling of indignant sorrow in tho mind* of bis many friends. As your paper has quite a large circulation here I trust you will willingly correct the unjust impressions the article was calculated to produoe by publishing this letter. H. T. BEARDSI.IT. I Attorney far the Administiators of A. 0. Noyes, deceased. LOCE HAVEN, October 27, 1860. No one who voted for Gen. Hancock on Tueaday last haa cause to blush for that vote. It was given in a good cause and for a good man. It vu a plaiu free ballot and did not bear the marks of riavery on its face. Tho Oongrcamonul District. We are without official advices of the exact result in the different coun ties com[Ksing the Congressional dis trict, hut from such information as we have at the time of going to prists, we give the following figures and present them with unbounded satisfaction • Curtin. JMurray. Centre J440 ('lear Add 13R2 C-linten 7M Klk 7(X) Mifflin 98 t'nion *O2 8972 '.XX) (XX) Curtin'* rosj 3072 " GENERAL " GARKIKI.II appears to have been elected President of the I nitcd .States. General Hancock appears to have been defeated. When John Welsh and Lloyd Aspinw&ll, the exclusive representatives of Re publican aristocracy, sit down and calmly contemplate the bribe taker, the dishonest public servant in the executive chair of the nation, we hope that they will at least think kindly of the unstained and gallant soldier. Garfield will vie in history with the worst of all the accidental heirs of power. So long as he lives, Credit Mo bilttr, De Oolyer and salary grabbing will be classed among the little things that naturally belong to our President. President Garfield, Heaven save the mark ! We pause here to remark that the present fraudulent incumbent of the Presidential office secured his position through the influence and agency of General Garfield. Gar* field was instrumental in hoisting upon the people of tho country a man who was never elected President By the aid of office holders and the unstinted use of money, Garfield steps into the purchased and bribe-tainted chair of the only fraudulent President this country has ever seen. TUK days of a tariff for protection merely are numbered in this country. A consistent anti-protectionist is elect ed President of the United States who would not be permitted to stultify his record ou that issue even if be were disposed to do so. This is one good* at least, that may result from the tri umph of a member of the Cobden Club. THE election of Garfield means a "strong government" with Grant and the empire lurking behind it The picture cannot be a pleasing or eo couregieg one to the masses of the people. TKKMN: £1.50 |MT Annum, In Ailvitnrt-. J. L. SPAXGLER Esq., Chairman of the Democratic County Committee, lia* amjile r caw in to feel proud over the local result on Tuesday. In almost every particular the prognostication* of the township chairmen vindicated hi* pood judgment in their appoint ment. The < anva*- made by Chairman agents correspond* with the actual result. We congratulate Mr. Spanpler upon th? auspicious outcome of his very creditable campaign. He ha* done hi* whole duty, and when the people of Centre county read the return* presented in thin issue of the DEMOCRAT they will no doubt unite in saving that while the political skies were dark and threatening Cen tre cdfinty under the lead of her effi cient chairman did her whole dutv. FOR the first time in tbe history of Pennsylvania politics has a political party resorted to the mean device of marked tickets. The Republican elec toral ticket, with its engraved head was prepared for the express purpose of compelling poor men and laboring men in the employ and under the in fluence of rich Republicans and Re publican employers to vote as these lordly and imperious masters might dictate. It was an outrage upon the rights of the poor man and an insult to the dignity and independence of labor which deserved rebuke. Tho safeguard of the secret hallot, guar anteed to every citizen by the spirit and letter of the Constitution, is thus set aside solely to serve the exigencies of politics by compelling men to vote just as those who have power over them may dictate. The poor and low ly are thus made victims to the op pressions of the rich and powerful. "Obey the wishes of your betters or take the consequences" is the principle upon which these people act and tbe sooner that fact is understood the W ter it will be for all men who regard the righto of citizenship as a valuable heritage to be guarded with jealous care and untiring vigilance. A society of Mormon girl*, boring for ila object the scouring of monogamic batUsdi, bee keen aisoorered end broken up et Salt Lake. Tbe members took e row to marry no man who would not pledge himaelf to be content with one wife. Fire granddaughter* of Rrigham Young bad joined it. Ex-Gor. Sprague atill hold* tbe fori ai Canonchet. A Brooklyn lawyer called on Mr. Sprague the other day and de manded Mr*. Kate Hprague'a wearinx Apparel, but he didn't get anything. The record* of Castle Garden, New York, for October, show total arriral of immigrant* for the month of 90,700; making a total, aince January 1, of 286,. 327, an increaae n*er tho aame period of l*t year of 179.0 M. NO. 45.