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Tsrmi 81.50 per Annum, in Advance.
8, T. SHUGERT and R. H. FORSTER. Editor*.
Tfcnrslay Morning, Deoember 2, 1880.
PVTLL the Philadelphia Times suc
ceed in its effort to boost Grant into
the United States Semite? Doubtful.
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Tin: colored brother will demand
woog nitition from the next adminis
tration, and it is suggested, that to bo
faith: to party obligations, Garfield
most offer nothing less than a Cabinet
position to some prominent representa
tive man of the race.
I®P(>st->IASTKU GENERAL MAYNARD
is a candidate for United States Sena
tor from Tennessee. The legislature
bf that State is Democratic bv a small
>ritv, hut Maynard expects success
by defection of Democrats secured by
Government patronage. Doubtful
things are somewhat uncertain, and
his programme may he defective in
bnihl ing his hopes upon the treachery
Of Southern legislators.
Tin: liberal Republicans of New
York have addressed the President
elect on the subject of civil service re
form, to which Gen. Garfield replies
"that he hoped to have the co-opcra
tion of Congress in establishing a legal
loee for all routine appointments, so
that it should not he in the power of
•Bybodv, not even the president, to
remove any reputable and faithful ap
pointee during the term of office,
when • ; -it !••• :t_' or -hurt."
HRAS USUAL on the recurrence of new-
Administrations, the out-siders are
tßaking great preparations to oust the
■.||i-9iders. " Rotation in office" is now
popular issue with those who cur
ried canal boats anil bellowed " pro
tection" in the late contest. It is not
to turn out Democrats, hut to rotute
'llepublicaus, however deserving or
liberal thev may have been in the
earn paign contributions to purchase
the votes of the out-siders.
|VGKN. CAMKito.v has modified the
treaty of Mentor, so as to allow Gen.
Uarfn Id a second term, provided his
behuv ior is such as to warrant the in
dulgence. At the close of the second
term, the Imperial Dynasty is to come
ia under Ulysses the First. This is
a very liberal programme on the part
UV Simon, inasmuch as he will scarcely
live to see Grant inaugurated in 1888
0| to receive his rank as the first Duke
■JGEN. GARFIELD still seems to he an
idßpert listener, and so fur has very
defeated all attempts of
to draw- from him any
to indicate the policy of
hhlwdministration. Some say he will
Igti ided by conservative national
gSHta to secure pence and hurmony in
of the Union. Others,
iSWi he will be extremely stalwart to
the views of the parties to the
Mentor treaty, represented by Grant,
Cameron, etc. Time onlv
will disclose which. But nothing in
I 9HpfGarfield's record gives promise
HHbornl strength sufficient to nntag
9HpW the extreme radical measures the
Senator of New York, ami
§9R|e who drill with him may demand
condition of support.
pK Bedford (Jaiette thinks John
ha "ought not to be thrown over
trd" in the scramble for senator,
icb is to come off in the next legis
ure." Certainly not. The Repub
m members of the legislature will
doubt "vote through their eyes,"
I the beauty of John's canal boat
I the attractive honest freight it
pf ought to carry through the con
pional attorney of tbeChorpenning
■d to meet the attorney of De (Jol
! at the Nationnl capitol. In a
■est where honor and decency are
i taken into account John Cessna
I fill any bill, and we concur with
j Gazette that he ought not to be
"Eqi'AL AND KXACT JI HTICK TO ALL MKN, OK WHATEVER STATE OK PKHHL'AHION, KKLKHOCH OK !'OLITICAL. ,, -J l #rr,i,
HKLLKFOXTK, I'A.. THURSDAY, PKCK.MHKR 'J, IBHO.
Wanted- More Cash.
lhe licttds of tho various depart-j
mentr* at Washington have completed j
and made public the estimates to he
presented to Congress for the appro
priations to pay the expenses of the
government during the fiscal year, he
ginning on the first day of July next j
and ending on the thirtieth day of the j
succeeding month of June. It is a
noticeable feature of these estimates
! that they show a large increase over
j those of lust year, when the aggregate j
| amount asked for was 8278,097,304.39. i
I The aggregate amount now wanted is '
' 8298,202,722.28, or an increase of 820,- j
100,307.88, over those for the fiscal
j year which will end on the thirtieth I
of next June. Hut what is most re- I
j tnarkahle about these estimates is the I
' disclosure of the surprising fact that'
nearly all the prominent officials are
living upon inadequate salaries. They
j appear to have only recently made !
! the discovery, and couseoucntlv from 1
i i 1
| every department there comes a wail
of anguish and a pitiful appeal for an
I increase of pay.
i Kcginning with the Treasury depart- >
! merit, the chief of the bureau of sta
| tistics is daily suffering for want of the j
I common comforts of life upon the in- I
significant pay of 83,0'H) per annum, '
| and can only he relieved from his j
I privations by a yearly addition of
$(>()(> to the 8",000. Next, there is a
public gardener who receives SI,BOO a j
year, hut thinks his valuable ser- |
| vices nre worth to the government at
' least 82,000. From the Interior de
\ partment there is a general cry of
| distress. The assistant secretary asks
an increase of salary from $3,.">00 to
, $4,500; the chief clerk from 82,500
I to $3,000; the commissioner of the
■ general land office, from $4,000 to
j $5,000; the commissioner of Indian
1 affairs, from 83,500 to $5,000, and the
chiefs of the various divisions of the
Indian bureau join the chorus of their
i superiors for more money. Nearly all j
! the Indian agents ask for more,
i and the estimates for their pay
I are swelled from an appropriation
last year of $79,200 to $109,000. The
commissioner of pensions asks SI,OOO
additional to the 81.0(H) he now draws
from the Treasury ; the deputy commis
sioner wants 83,000 instead of 82,000,
and the medical referee $2,500, instead
of 82,000. The commissioner of patents
submits an increase of SSOO to his
salary of $4,500, and the auditor of
railroad accounts thinks that $5,000
is not enough for him, hut wants
81,400 more. Six out of the eleven
survcyors'-general ask for an increase
of from 8250 to SSOO each. In the
same department, under the sum of
810,000, the following items are in
eluded : "Furniture, advertising, tele
graphing, ice, wagons and harness and
repairs of same, subsistence and shoe
ing of horses, rar tickets and other
absolutely necessary expenses." It is
unfortunate that the outside world is
not permitted to know what may be
embraced in the "other absolutely
necessary expenses." Next in order
comes the I'ost Office department, in
which the chief clerk thinks his ser
vices entitle him to a better remuner
ation, nnd that 8300 a year should be
added to the pay of each of his assist
ants. In the Navy department the
restoration of the salaries of messen
gers to $720 and SB4O is recommended.
In the Agricultural department the
chief of division of accounts wants
S2OO additional, the chemist 81,000,
and the botanist S2OO, making totals
of $2,000, $3,000 and $2,000 respect
ively. The foreign officers of the
Government are by no means back
ward in their desire for more. Con
suls, consuls-general and interpreters
press their claims. One item alone is
as follows: "To the consuls general
at Paris and Shanghai, SI,OOO each
additional; to the consul at Basle,
$1,000; to the consuls at Halifax,
Messina and Palermo, SBOO each ; to
the consuls at Buenos Ayres, Brussels,
Gibraltar, Honolulu, Kingston, (Can-
Ada,) liCghorn, Malaga, Matan/.ns, and
Port an Prince, SOOO each, and to the
consul at Panama, S4OO additional,"
making a total of 811,200. To send
a charge d'affaires to Greece $5,000 is
asked and $37,000 is wanted in order
that twenty-two persons may he ap
pointed to represent the United States
in as many foreign places.
When these estimates of the depart
ments are placed before Congress, an
important duty will rest upon the
members of that body; for it must he
apparent, from the above exhibits of
the demands to he made upon the trea
sury, that unless they nie scrutinized
by watchful eyes and rigidly confined
to proper limits there is likely to he a
considerable increase in the cost of
government in the coining year. No
satisfactory reason can he given why
this should occur; and while every
citizen will cheerfully agree that Con
gress shall provide for all proper and
legitimate expenses without being at
all niggardly, no one will justify reck
less and unnecessary appropriations
for increased salaries to officials who
now receive ample pay for all the
servicess they perform, or for any fur
ther extension of offices.
TIIK colored voters of the United
States are preparing to make a strong
appial to Gen. Garfield for a more
substantial recognition, when he as
sumes the duties of President, than
they have yet received from past
administrations. They will ask. in
liehalfuf a million and a half of voters
of their race, that one of their repre
sentative men be made a member of
the cabinet, to which they claim they
have a right by reason of their num
bers. They will present an address to
Mr. Garfield in which their claims
will he vigorously urged—reminding
him of the fact that without the thirty
thousand colored votes cast for him in
the State of New York alone lie could
not have been elected President. Ii is
altogether probable, however, that the
colored brethren will not receive bet
ter treatment from the incoming ad
ministration than they have from the
present ruling power, and that they
will in the end be obliged to put up
with something considerably below the
dignity of a cabinet appointment.
TIIK Inquirer, one of the Republi
can organs of Philadelphia, thinks the
retirement of Mr. Wallace from the
United States Senate will he a great
loss to the country, and says that the
legislature cannot he too careful in
the selection of his successor. The
following is the handsome compliment
it pays to Mr. Wallace. It is as grace
ful as it is well deserved:
" In the retirement from the national
senate of Mr. Wallace, not only IVnn
sylvunia but the country will sutler a
loss. Mr. Wallace is a gentleman of
very great ability, of prolonged legisla
tive experience of unquestionable integ
rny. Among the really great m< n of
the present United States Senate, Mr.
Wallace holds avery honorable position,
and in choosing his successor the legis
lalure should be careful to select one
who will lie altogether worthy and fit to
hob! the place to be made vacant by
Mr. Wallace's retirement from it."
THK vigorous protests of the pulpit
and press of New York against the
production of tho " Passion Play " in
that city have produced their desired
effect. This drama, representing
scenes in the life of Christ, was to
have been put upon the stage under
the directum of one of the leading
theatrical managers who had already
spent quite n considerable sum of
money in its preparation, but in def
erence to public opinion he lias wisely
concluded to ahnndon the project.
MOUAT, under indictment in Phila
delphia for ballot box stuffing and oth
er election deviltries, has absconded
and forfeited his bail. This patriot and
statesman is one of the aetive mem
bers of the Republican ring that runs
tho city. He was a representative of
bis party in the Chicago Convention,
ami at a later period of the campaign
figured as a "visiting statesman" in
Indiana in the interests of an honest
Bnlunco of Parties.
I 1 lie official result, remarks the
Harrishurg Patriot , of the popular
vote lor President is given us follows :
Garfield, 4,139,415; Hancock, 4,430,-
014; Weaver, 305,729; I)ow, 9,044 ;
( scattering, 1,793. Total vote, 9,192,-
j 59.>. Garfield's plurality over Han
cock, 3,401. A comparison of these
figures with the returns of Ix7o shows
that both parties have increased their
vote hut the Republicans in a greater
degree. In I*7o the Democratic vote
was 4,2*.>,590, and the Republican
vote, 4,033,005. The Democratic
majority of 250,000 in I*7o has dis
appeared and the Republicans have
| raised their minority to a plurality of
3.400. While Garfield remains a mi
l noritv President by 314,000 votes the
i scales are so evenly balanced between
the two parties that on a direct vote
> for president a change f less than two
: thousand in more than 9,1)00,000 1ml
; lots won hi have turned the scale in fa
vor of the Democrats. These figures
show that the Republican party have
little cau-c to exult over their victory
or to indulge in any illusions over a
long continuance of power, when a
j handful of ballots will turn the scale.
I It this result shows how precarious
political power is in this country it af
! fords a warning of the danger that lies
in a close vote and of the greater ne
cessity to protect the ballot (ruin inva
sion and fraud. In IX7O the Repub
licans were defeated, hut a close vote
gave the temptation and the opportu
nity to fraudulently and violently re
verse the decision of the people, and
thus produce a crisis that threatened
the peace of the nation. Fortunately
this danger ha* been averted in the
present contest but it is impressive with
to statesmen and legislators
to provide for the contingencies of the
future. The electoral system which
WHS had in its origin has hern per
verted from its design and is rejected
by the common sense of the people.
Hence it has |>ecome the immediate
and imperative duty of congress to
inaugurate a change that will he in
harmony with the public demands.
There is time between this nnd the
! next presidential election to remove
tho cumbrous and absurd electoral
machinery and substitute a simple and
| direct vote of the people for president.
J A HKRIOUS charge, according to Re
| publican ethics, is made against Fx-
Gov. John F. Ilnrtrauft, at present
Collector of Customs nt Philadelphia.
It seems lie neglected or refused to
pay his campuign assessment, and that
is an offence of which n stalwart office
I holder cannot with impunity permit
himself to Im> guilty. The appoint
j mcnt of the ex-Governor has never
been confirmed by the Senate of the
United States, ami now, as the time
for the assembling of Congress ap
-1 proaches, it is asserted that bis confir
mation may be defeated. This is a
j sad state of affairs. Hnrtranft lias
been in office so long that a rebuff now
would go very hard with him. especi
ally when nil trouble might have been
j saved by stepping into the treasurer's
i office ami handing in his mite for cam
i paigu expenses.
IT appears now to be nn open ques
tion whether Grant, the National
mendicant, is to be tho representative
of the people of New York, or of
Pennsylvania in the Senate of the
United Stales. It is said Cockling
claims him in New York, and Camer
ou holds him in reserve as a candidate
to defeat the election of Grow in
TIIK first man to welcome General
Garfield to Washington was Col. Rob
ert lugersoll, the famous infidel, and
the first woman was Mrs. Spcneer, a
noted woman's rights agitator. Truly,
the " Christian Statesman " starts out
under benign influences.
ACCORDING to Simon Cameron, who
ought to know, the treaty of Mentor
did not stipulate for the election of
Grant in 1884. Simon says Garfield
must be his own successor.
TEKMK: per Annum, in Advanw.
'I KACIIKKH' INSTITUTE TiII HTY KOUHTU
SESSION. —'I In; C-iitr County Teachers'
Institute will asm-ruble in the Court House,
thi- place, coiiiiiu-iii-iiig on Tuesday, Dec.
2X, HI '.I o'clock, A M., and closing Friday
evening, Depernlx-r 31. The dsy sessions
will he de voted to instructions in a number
of branches arid the best method of teach
ing them, to discussions of educational
topics nnd practical questions which pres
ent themselves to the teacher in his daily
experience in the school room. The even
ing sessions will bn devoted to |>opular
lectures, readings, A: v. Teachers arc re
quested to bring with llu-in specimens of
scholars' work, drawing, paintings, essays,
Ac , to put on exhibition during the sc.
•ior. The following is an outline of the
exercises to take place at the day sessions:
"School Management. "English Lan
guage'' and 'Constitution of tho United
States," by i'rof. K. A. Angell, Allegheny
"History" Hnd "Natural Science," by
I'rof. I) M. sVlf,.Spring Mills, J'a
"Orthography ami "Primary Teach
ing, to- Miss Florence Chidest'er, Syra
cuse, N*. Y.
"Vocal Music," by Prof, ('. 1,, (irarnlev,
A part of each of tho day ses-ions will
be devoted to brief report* or talk* on the
following topics :
"Professional Heading, ' by I). M. Wolf.
"Elocution, ' by J. II Newcomer.
'■<>ral Instruction," by W. A Krisc.
"Examination of schools at the close of
term —importance and method," bv C. C.
"Practical Education, by H. 11. Hersb
"Advantages of an educational column
in our county papers, by W. (!. Morri
"The Study of Arithmetic," by I). F.
"Exhibitions vs Examinations," by W.
"The work, worker ami reward," bv J.
It. Van Ormer.
"Mechanical execution of scholars'
work,' jby Michael Shires.
"Reviews," by I). ( Kline.
"Moral Instruction," by Henry K-lier.
"(Qualifications of pupils when leaving
the public school*—what they nrr and
what they thuiil/i IK-, ' bv Robert K. Cam
E. I. Kirk, M I) ,of Philadelphia, I'a.,
will deliver a leetcire on Tuesday evening
December 2X, on tho subject "Who are
We? (R'-v I>. K. Ne.biit.of Pittsburg,
expected for this evening also.)
Prof. K. A. Angell, of Allegheny City.
I'a., will deliver a lecture ..n Wednesday
evening, December T>. Subject, "Com
Miss Florence Chidester, of Syracuse,
X V., will entertain the Institute on
Thursday evening, December 30, by a
seri<-s of Heading-.
An interesting session is anticipated and
it is hop"d all our tea, her of the r jblic
schools will close their schools fur the week
and in- present. Circulars will be issued
in a few days.
An admission fee of twenty-five cents
will be charged for the entertainment on
Thursday evening and the usual enroll
ment of 60 rents wiii be asseved to defray
expenses of institute.
SECOXD WEEK or COURT.— His Honor,
Judge ( has. A. Mayer, and Associate
Judges I ranck and Diven presided over
the Centre county court this week, before
whom the following cases were disposal of
up to 2 o'clock r. M , yesterday :
John t Mot a A Co. vs. Huston A
Royer and James P. Coburn, executor of
Samuel Huston, deceased—attachment ex
ecution. Verdict for defendant.
John C. Mot* A Co. vs. Huston A Rov
er and James P. Coburn, executor of
Samuel Huston, deceased—attachment exe
cution. Verdict for defendant.
W. P. A It. T. Lucas vs. Huston A
Royer and James P. Coburn, executor of
Samuel Huston, deceased—attachment ex
ecution. Verdict for defendant.
Jeremiah Tolen and wile vs. Philip
Teals—ejectment. Plaintiflf being called
failed to appear, therefore judgment of
non suit entered against plainntf.
Jeremiah Tolen and wife vs. Moses
Strauss and wife—ejectment. Disposed
of in same way as precoeding case.
W. I). Mulholiand vs. Rudolph Mulhol
land et al.—assumpsit. Verdict for plain
tiff in the sum of $362.70.
Moses Thompson et al. for use of Robert
Hunter vs. Administrator of Jane Pen
nington, deceased—sol, fa. sur. mortgage.
Verdict for plaintiff in sum of $(73. "£
Philip S. Dale vs. David Ilouser—slan
der. Settled by the parties.
Solomon Dans, Ac. vs. S. H. Rennlson,
Administrator of Wm. L. Holme*—sci. fa.
sur. Judgment No. 02, January term, 1876.
Verdict tor plaintiff for $300.66.
Commonwealth in rel. hairs of Jane
Sayres, deceased, vs. Samuel Alar et al.
—debt. Verdict for plaintiff for $2(1.61.
Commonwealth in rel. heirs of Jane
Sayres, vs. John Strunk—debt. Verdict
for plaintiff in sum of $3N0.?1.
John Irwin, Jr. for use of Jacob Grav
vs. C. F. llerlacher—tel. fa. Settled and
Thos. M. Way for use of George W.
Fisher vs. Richard W. Singleton, adminis
trator of C. I>. Heck with—sci. fa. Ver
dict for plaintiff $37.60.
Daniel Rhodes et al. v*. Centre County
Agricultural Society—ejectment. Defend
ant confessed judgment In favor of plain
tiff for the land described In the writ, to
be released upon the payment by defendant
of the sum of $6010.18 on the Ht of Nov-
ember, IWKJ t with interest from date end
COSt# of Suit.
John T. Fowler v.. H. It Pringlc, exec
utor of Benjamin Yttughn, deceased—tr.;,-
[ia-d. Verdict for plaintiff for $260 10.
Commonwealth in rel. J. G. K. Goldman
et al. vs. Frank P. Furey et al.—debt.
Verdict for plaintiff for SI,OOO.
Ih M Rich's administrator, Ac, v.
H. 11. Kothroi-k—*<i. fa. Mr mechanic'*
lien. By agreement of parties judgment
id entered in favor of plaintiff for nun of
$117.00, with clay of execution for fix
month* from November 18, ] 880.
—The recent improvement* made by
Alexander A: Bower to their law office
make it one of the neatest and cosiest in
town. The paper hanging was done in
first da-* style by that exjtert and tarty
mechanic, Mr. Robert I>oak. Work of
thi* kind entrusted to Robert it aiwav*
well done, and when you have a job on
hand, give him a call.
—The fir.-t "bob tied*" of the reason ap
peared upon the street* of this place yes
Tl r DEDICATION or I'ARDEE IIAI.I. THE
DIETING l'J ft IIEIt VISITOR* —THE
KISTON, Pa., November .'lo. —Pardee
11 it 11 bo* been dedicated. Ration is in
tier gayest attire, and the street* wear a
holiday aspect. Mr. Haves and party
arrived by special train about 11 o'clock,
a* did al*oa large number of gentlemen
from Philadelphia, New York and
Princeton. The party consisted of Mr.
Hayes and ton, Secretary Ramsey, Gen.
Sherman, Postmaster General Maynard
and son. Third Assistant Po*tmater
lia/en. Assistant Superintendent of the
Mail Service Jameson, Gen. Oiidwalader,
of Philadelphia, president of the board
of trusteei; President Oilman, of John
Hopkins' I'mversity. They were re
ceived bv a committee of reception, in
cluding Hon. Henry Green, Judge <.
H. Mevers, ex Judge Kirkpatrick. Sen
ator Reidleman, < ongresstnan • elect
Mutchler, President Hemingway, of
council; President Dawes, of the school
board ; E. J. Fox and General Frank
The distinguished visitor* proceeded
to the college in carriage*, through
crowds of curiou* citizen*. The school
children were out in a bra! v. and the fire
department paraded in honor of the
Arriving at the south college, the line
wa* lorined. and, preceded by Lafayette
college band, walked to the new build,
Before entering the hall addresses
were made bv Governor Hoyt, Mr,
Hayes, President ('attell, Postmaster
General Maynard ind Mr. Pardee. The
dedicatory exercise# took place in the
auditorium, which wa# crowded.
Among thoe on the platform were
Mr. llaye* and party. Governor Hoyt,
General Patterson, Gen. Heeder, ex-Sen
ator Alexander Cattell, Rev. [>r. Charles
A. Dickey, Ifr. E. P. Heberton, Dr. S. A.
Mutch more. Dr. William 11. Green, Dr.
Joseph ('. Moflal, .1. G. Bolton and
_ Aft'-r prayer by Rev. Dr. Paxson, of
New York, and a few words of introduc
tion by President Cattell. Professor F,
A. March delivered an able address, de
tailing the use of the new hall and pre
dieted for it a great future in scientific
Telegrams of regret were read from
Governor McClellan and Senators Cam
eron and Wallace. The audience at the
conclusion of the ceremonies crowded
about the platform and were presented
to Mr. Hayes. At 2 o'clock a collation
was spread in the dining ball and was
partaken of by a large number of visit
ors, after which several sjieeches were
a r.Kxißoi's rßorosiTioN.
Hon. John J. Blair in his speech
made a pro|>osition to endow the presi
dential chair to the extent of $.'.0,000,
and said he would be one of five persons
to give SIO,OOO. This remark waa re
ceived with tremendous applause. Mr.
Hayes and party lett at 6;l.'i for Phila
delphia, the streets being illuminated
as they pasaod through and later an ex
tensive display of tire works was given
by the students. It is estimated nearly
lO.fkk) people visited the college grounds
during the day.
A telegram from Berlin inform* the
State Department that the esses of
American naturalized citizens who bare
been arrested in Alsace and Isorraine on
charges of owing military service have
been decided in accordance with the
claim of this government. The release
of Weil has been already repotted, and
it is now announced that in his caae. as
well a* in the previous one of Gehres,
all fine* and penalties imposed by the
Oerman Government have been remit
It is said that R. B. Haves will have
saved $170,000 of the *200,000 salary at
the expiration of the present presiden
tial term. I bis accumulation may be
more easily understood when it is learn
ed that on the list of contributor for a
1 hanksgiving donation to some benefi
cial society. Mrs. Hayes contributed
• 1.75, the least on the list.
lion. Thaddeu* Banks, a prominent
member of the Holliti*v*l>urg bmr, in
dead at the age of sixty-five, lie waa a
son of hphraim Banks, formerly Auditor
General, waa a member of the legisla
ture in 1862 and was widely known and
The annual message of Mayor Btok
ley, of Philadelphia, shows that the
funded debt of that city is 170,970,041,