Centre Democrat. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1848-1989, January 06, 1881, Image 1

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Sfljje Centre A IDrmocfat.
VOL. :S.
T.rm. ILKO par Annnn.ln Adv....,
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a. T. BHUGERT and R. H. FORSTER, Editor..
Thursday Morning, January 6, 1881.
Ix- Due, the Commissioner of Agricul
ture, has been South with the view to
establish the growth and culture of
tea in this country. He has complet
ed arrangements for a tea farm in
South Carolina.
HONORS KASY. If Garfield takes
IRaiuc into the cabinet, he will have
a row with Conkling and his stalwart
associates. If Conkling ami his stal
wart crew capture the President, then
Blaine and his friends, hacked by the
Independents, may make tilings lively
about the White House.
IT is proposed to organize in Phi la- |
after the manner of the Union I/cngue. j
It is to !>e composed of leading active 1
Democrats throughout the State, with
branches. We notice that Speaker
Randall, Senator Wallace, Gov. < ur
tin aud oilier cmiuent Democrats, are
prominenßiu the movement and will
he among its leadiug members. Such
an institution is needed a- an off-el to
the League acting in the interest of
the Republican party.
D. K. SCOTT, one of the thieving car
pct-bag ex-Governors of South ( aroli
na, shot aud killed a young man uam
| ed Drury, a drug clerk, at Napoleon,
I Ohio, a few days ago. Young Drurv,
who is represented as a very respecta
ble young man, was protecting a son
of Scott, who visited his room to sleep,
being intoxicated. Thus, after rob
bing the people of the South in their
helpless days of re-construction, the
ex-carpet-bagger returns to Ohio with
his ill-gotten gains, and commits u
' murder, by which lie will no doubt
end his career on the scaffold or in the
A VERY troublesome question comes
up to Gen. Garfield aud the Republi
can party at the commencement of his
administration. It is to fix the status
. , fif the colored Republicans, who hold
/' the balance of party power. They jast
ly demand oue representative in the
L Cabinet, with equitable recognition
B in places of trust and responsibility.
also show a commendable deter-
anfation demand shall not
be evaded. A delegation of leading
men have been selected to lay
matter before the President elect,
he wilt he obliged to take the res
lenity of making a decision. The
B when tltft Re-
can u? the "negro a* a voter
yrertjy. They ,faiu*t divide thoajjott
dsSl4""'- it, aud m
tli|l)PD>ry reparing to
.be ocueion. Gen.
State, it is said, will
oan be setmr
does the
HHBMnr-" wh> rode
bis borne
B -
Tho Standard Oil Company
This infamous and tyrannical mo- ;
nopoly has recently received a merit
ed rebuke from one of tho Courts of
Ohio, which it is to be hoped may
prove the initial step to a successful
raid upon the oil tyranny, as well as
upon many other monopolies and cor
porations of equal impudence and dan
ger. That these soulless creatures of
oppression have long threatened to
capture the country and the Govern
ment has been evident to intelligent
observation, and was most clearly
made apparent in the late Presiden- j
tial election, when the Standard Oil j
Company and all the other tnonied |
monopolies of the country pooled their ;
millions to prevent the election of an
honest, independent executive, whom
they knew that neither money nor in- j
tluonce could seduce from a conscieu- I
tious discharge of duty to the whole
people. This company, perhaps now
the most impudent of ull monopolies,
applies! to .Judge Barber of Cleveland
for an order to restrain Schofield,
Sherman tV Teaglo from manufactur
ing more than 8-"i,000 barrels of oil in
one year, as per contract with the
the Standard company. The Court r< -
tused the application and held that
"the contract was at varian e with the
laws of trade, and in conflict with
j public policy, and therefore void."
I The oil producers as a class are euti
| tied to little sympathy when the coil of
[ the irjH*nt begins to press uncomfor
tably. They put their necks voluutu- j
rily into the noose of the tyraut in vi- j
olation of sound "public policy" and |
no doubt liecame willing instrument
to coirupt the fountain of public opin
ion in elections. Rut the principle .
enunciated by the Judge is correct.
I and deserves commendation.
Death of J. C. C. Whaloy
We were profoundly grieved to hear j
of the death of Hon. J. C. C. Wholey, 1
editor of the Clinton Itemon-at, which I
sad event occurred at his residence in
Iek Haven on last Friday evening.
Mr. Whalev was a gentlemen who j
possessed graces of character that en- |
deared him to every one with whom j
he came in contact. He enjoyed to an j
extraordinary degree the respect and
: esteem of the community in which he
| lived, and his death so early in life
and in the mid-t of a most useful and
promising career i* an event to he
sadly deplored. He was a memlier
elect of the Pennsylvania legislature
and had he lived to take ti|>on himself
the duties to which he had been called
by the people of Clinton county, his j
ability, pure character and high stand
ing would have made him one of the
| most useful and influential members
jof that body. In his profession he was
able, judicious and always courteous,
and will Ee greatly missed by the
> Ifc- —*■-
TUB Pennsylvania legislature met
on Tnesday for the session *f 1881.
11l the Senate Hon. Wm, J. Newell,
o£ Philadelphia, was elected President
pro tern. In the Ilouae, Hon. Benja
min I* Hewitt, of Blair county wm
elected speaker and Harry Huhn, of
chief clerk. The selec
tion of Mr. Hewitt for Speaker it
highly creditable, but to place Jhe
Chief Clerkship into the bands of
Huhn is a disgrace to the common
>, j TMR Southern negroes seduced by
the Republicans to the North to in
crease the voting population, are now
having a sad experience. Starving
and freezing after the election, was
not the entertainment to which they
were invited, but is the result of their
credulity. Loud cells ere now made
upon the benevolent to rescue these
poor deluded victims. ,
T . Wi'
Tho Senatorial Contest.
The action of the Republican leg
islative Caucus at Harrishurg on la-t
Monday night marked the prelimina
ry skirmish of the great Senatorial
buttle now raging at the State Cap- j
ital. For weeks Mr. < ialusha A. Grow
and his noisy adherents have filled the
political air with the most extrava
gant claims as to that gentleman's
strength. At no one time would they
consent to believe that ho would re
ceive less than sixty-five votes and
these figures were swelled by the more
sauguine to ninety and ninety-five.
Mr. Grow laid much strc-.- upon the
instructions given for him in many of
the counties and when he ostentatious
ly opened his headquarter- in Harris
hurg a few days ago lie admitted no
such thing a- the possibility of defeat.
Mr. Grow is an old politician, hut he
apparently J earns backward, for not
withstanding he has frequently locked
horns with the ruling power in Penn
sylvania and hue a- often found him
self discomfited at the decisive mo-'
ment, he docs not -vein, t vcu now, to
understand the peculiar tactics of his
! opponents. Had he looked hack over
a period of many years he would have
seen the political pathway of the Caiu
emus strewn with just such broken
pledges as he witnessed on Mood a v
night when nine of his instructed
| members acted in direct op|K>sitioii to
his interest. By a vote of till to fl the
House Caucus defeated Mr. Grow'*
| candidate for Chairman. This was
: made a test of strength, and the utmost
[ efforts of both Grow and Oliver were
put forth, for defeat for either in
this initial contest meant continu
;cd disaster ut every succeeding step,
1 Grows canvas was miserably noma
-1 god by his chief lieutenant, Hon. < ha>.
Wolf, of I nion, who on Sunday show
| cd the weakness of his candidate by
I placing his canvas, UJMUI the FINDS of
I "the field against (diver." l"p to this
j time the fight had been considered
I upon exactly the opposite ground of
j "the field again-t Grow-." This un
fortunate admission of < iron's friend
j was immediately taken advantage of
by the consummate tactician- who are
' managing < 'liver's forces, am! on Molt
| day night were enabled to punish Mr.
j Grow so severely that lie i- practical-
Ilv out of the Senatorial race. The si
| lent, sinuous way- of Oliver's bench
j men have fieeo too much for the hila
, rious aud confiding Mr. Wolfe ami hi*
i exceedingly rural candidate. The de
j feat of Mr. Grow does not necessarily
indicate the selection of Mr. Oliver,
j but all the signs of the times point un
erringly to the Allegheny statesman.
' We are gravely informed by the or
gans that the Cameron pcrc ami
! file have taken no part in tho contest.
I We are Isoutnl to believe this for the
J organs would not say so if it was not
true. It seems strange though, thnt
Quay, Leeds and Magee, of Cameron's
own household should have led the
Oliver forces against Grow. But wo
must believe the organs.
tentative Gephart look their departure
from our midst on Monday morning
for Ilarmburg to i>e present at the
opening of the legislative action which
began on Turmlgy la-t. We presume
that Representative Murray would
also be on baud. These gentlemen,
with thei| past legislative experience,
will no doubt give profllpi and rareful
attention to all matter* of legislation
that in an way affect the localitien they
represent, while tbe* will, at Uia same
time, prove able pd effleicul expo
nents of the son ti merits of their con
stituents upon all questions of a gen
eral character that come before
them for consideration.
, MDToALBnrnnia.! When Sena
tr Maine was fa New York, it is
*id be called to pay his respects to
Gee, Grant. The General refused to
•ee hint. When Grant was In Wash-
. ••> f
DKATII or \Y\t. I'. Ft'HKY.—A tele
graphic di-patch received <Ol Monday
morning by .Mr. Joseph \V. Furey, of tfi-
Wtitrhman, announced the death of hi*
cousin, William Butter Furey, late editor
of the Altooiui Sun, at Sun Antonio, Tex.
a, whither he had gone a rfiort linn- agin
accompanied by hi* wife and daughter, in
the hope that n change of climate might
restore his broken health—a ho|- wlm-h
was not to be jreallzed. llis death occur
red on Sunday morning at '• o'clock. Mr.
Furey wit- about II year* of age, -< n
native of Cciitre county and w-ll known
to our people, among whom he had many
warm friends and admirer*. II" wo* ieirri
at I'll n*aril Gap, where hi* parents, John
ate] Mary Furev, had for many years their
home. He lost his parent* in hi* early
year*, and in 1 HAT, at the age sixteen,
went to Illinois, where he learned tto
trade of a printer, lie remained in that
State until lx.it, when he returned to
I Vnnsy Ivntitn, and since then -.< at
various time, connected with ne*.pi,per*
in ditl-rent part* of this Stale lie w**a
ready, graceful writer, and a J•r. ,o pub
lic speaker, ami whetlo-r 111 tlie saio-lurn
j or up <n the rostrum had the j...w. r to com
mand attention and resp-t I in |diUt •
he wn an ARDENT HUIU<K rat, and in ail
political contests park an active, earnest
part in advocacy of tin- principle* am)
candidate* o! his parti S tally and
personally he was n mall generous
impulse., kind and plea-ant In intercourse
and association with other- H" had an
■•xtensive acquaintance throughout the
Stale, and many sincere friend* who will
le-ar of his untim- ly death with profound
; sorrow.
few days of the c lose of the y. ar lHkii,
Captain James I'unlap, <d I'ihe (trove
Mills, quietly ar.d peoc*fu. y gave up tin.
life in the full hope of an everlasting life
to come.
Mr. llunUp wa- on ti oi l reliable
citi/.en# of Centre t- unty. lie u* born
near the village of I to-, lsburg, on the
twenty-third day of Oct"l r, I*l . IBs
fattier. Samuel Dunlap, with bis -*muel s
brother Daniel, came to Centre county
from Isaneaster county and settled in the
m ight rhood *f where I'. .alsburg lew
• lands. The mother of .fame* Dunlap
having dic-l wrhlle he wra* an infant, he vrs*
tak<n, brought up at. 1 edit, atcvl by his
•trii !<• Daniel.
The title Captain *i> acquire,! through
the fact that ns far bock a* DiO he *s
• mmander of * military organisation
that belong'-d to the Stale militia, and 111
D>",H he organized, at l , ine<rove, and was
mad,- captain ,-fa cm pane known * the
" I'ennsv alloy Dragoons When war
came in 1 *''• 1 the company did not go in a
!• dy, but many of it* member* went into
the army an 1 served during the war.
In early manhood Captain Dunlap wa*
manager of the Iron Work* at what i#
now known a Bock Forge In jolitic*
he wa* a Whig ** long a* the party -xi#;-
•* !. and when it w-as turne,! into the Hepub
) H. an party h„ w*> an holiest, consistent
Itepublican, always having due regard for
the opinion l th<*e who, littered from him
in political aflairs.
In 1M i h- was elec lesl C. rnntiationer of
j Centre c„unly. In DH* he was the Whig
candidate for Sheriff running about two
hundred and fifty votes ahead of the party
vote, but was beaten in the race by an old
friend, W. L. Musser, of Millhettn. In
j lw'i.t he was again the , arididate of his
; party f>r Sheritf. From the time tho In
ternal Revenue law* went into ~je>rtion
! during tho war, tho Captain was one of
the revenue assessors, and I think ,-ontiu-
J ued to hold the office for a |wrind f six
years. Here public position*, together
] with the different limes he was the candi-
I date of hi* parly for honorable office, de
monstrate the high standing he had in his
party a# well as the confidence and e*leem
, of hi* fellow-citizen*.
During the last ten year* of his life he
was engaged in the mercantile business
| with Jonathan lie**, one of hi* sons-in-law,
at Bine Grove. Captain Dunlap wa* dur
; ing hit whole life a young man—while
years made him old in body, in rnind,
taste* and habits, he always wa* a young
man. The society and company of the
young people were his delight. While his
excellent wife was living their house was
tho scene of very manv happy *cial gath
ering*. None enjoyed them more or wa*
happier than the genial and kindly host.
Generous in hi* nature, he contributed
liberally to tba church to wbicb he belong
ed and gava willingly to all benevolent
objects. For a number of years he wa* a
member of the Presbyterian church, of
Pine Grove.
Captain Dunlap was the father of four
children (daughter*) alt of whom are mar
ried and live in or near Pine Grove, and
by whom he was, aa be had oftan express
ed a desire to be, surrounded when he
came down to the "Valley of the Shadow
of Death." He waa In every sense of the
word a good citUen ; every duty laid upon
him, whether public or private, was faith
fully and honestly discharged.
The old men in that community have
almost all past over the line within Urn
last few years, and there I* a new set of
old-men about to come upon the stage.
How rapidly the number swells, Jacob
Botlorf, Wm. Musser, George Muaser,
Alexander .Sample, Hugh Laurimore,
Henry Krebs, Jacob Stover, Jacobs. Awl,
Rev. Ihinle) Moser, Mr. O'Drvan, Mr.
Dennis, Jas. Murphy, D. Portney (father
of the writer |, John Archey, leaving Thos.
F. Patlnn, Samuel Hess and George Ard
standing a* finger boards to point the way
td lha pew generation of old men.
D. F. F.
Writo 1, f„r lh( ClMll lux'M'kAT
Christmas !
('firivtma* lias come and gone! 'I fie
fianpiest duy of ul! tfie year lias passed,
but tfie recollections of tfie day will re
main as tfie creenest spot in memory's
garden. For more than a week past
the streets of our little village presented
tfie appearance of holiday. This is a
year of plenty ; in all departments of
ttade there is prosperity, and tfie peo
ple'- gratitude (or this boon has been
fully manifested and appreciated.
A short sermon (or tfie day was
preached in tfie churches.
Greater (ar than all tfie mighty rulers
aud heroes of tfie earth, from tfie crea
t.on of man until the present day, is
tfie inlluence of fiiru whose birth is cel
ebrated throughout all Christendom to
day. Lven those who do not believe in
His divinity must admit tho world is
better oil for the influence of ''firistian
ity. In estimating its value, let tfie
condition of tfie world be imagim-d
wi'fiout it. lie lore its advent, every
race had its own religion, and worship
ped .1 God devoted to its own exclusive
iriteii-ts and tfie desiru-tion of its
'I fie very embodiment of Christianity
is emancipation from this doctrine of
selfishness and intolerance and tfie sub
stitution of a God of mercy proclaiming
ar.d inculcating the brotherhood of
man. And today tfie man who preach
es or encourage* the proscription or
persecution of his fellowuian on account
of religious faith. i an unworthy follow
er of llim, who, m the very agony of
death, prayed to the Great Father of all
to forgive tfie persecution of those who
had. out of mistaken religious real,
sought to destroy If is life, but to whom
tfie crucifixion of tfie soul was impossi*
file. It will not do to answer that any
enlightenment would have brought us
better civilization, and tint toleration
would have necessarily followed. Tfie
ririii/4tii>n of ancient Home w.is far in
adiauce of tfie insignificant tribe- of
•Tode t |Wi years ago, as that of cfiri
teudom is above tli—ir descendants liv
ing there to-day.
Before Gjjrist ail religions divided
their followers tvith hostile armies, and
the God of Israel, like that of Fersia or
of Home, was an oriflamme of battle.
The Christian Hod j not evolved out of
the shadowy legends ol fable, nor from
siijserstition, but i a living Hod of fle-h
and blood, whose birth, passion and
death is tfie most beautiful end touch
ing of aii |K>etic appeals to human sym
pathy. No fiction of tfie human brain
could squat the l.j-ic which made the
Banner of the i ron the Conqueror of
the World and the emblem of the
emancipation of the human race from
the slavery of Intolerance.
In tfie Presbyterian, Methodist and
Baptist churches there were special ser
vices, and worship|>ers bowed the head
and bended the knee in divine worship,
with the benediction of 'tin earth
jieaoe, good will toward men."
The Sunday-achool children in the
village wore riot forgotlen in the midst
of general festivities. There were Christ
mas trees in all the cbutches. ladened
with the good things of the season, and
all were amply supplied. Their little
heart.* were full to overflowing, with
gratitude for their teacher- and friends.
It was a merry Christmas long to be re
tn*aibrred by the good people of the
place. The ladies, praie be to the good
angels they are, all deserve thanks for
their helping hands, in bestowing the
good things upon the youthful urchins.
Many preaenls were exchanged, among
friends. The poor were not neglected
or forgotten. They were bountifully
supplied from the good, benevolent
people of the place.
It was a day of home and all domestic
sanctity, when men's thoughts, turning
from the haaer applications of life, needs
must dwell in the higher plane of charity
and love, and all that is purest and best
in their natures rises up to greet and
hallow earth's fairest dream of heaven.
It was a day of the golden season of
the heart when home is wsrmed by
another fire than that around whieh
sla the closely gathered circle and in
whose truthful tendemeas, sympathy
and gladness, every man and woman
ha* a birthright. As love may daily
renew its youth, so may home, founded
on affection thus emphasised on Christ
mas day, daily renew its attraction, and
create taste* that refine our grosser ele
ment* and awaken aspirations that
wander forth from the soul e* forerun
ners of a worthier future. For this I*
the proper blisa of man, and If in
world craving, he turns from it to eeek
other paths inwbic.l to satisfy his bu
juange-tlesaness or ambition, the simple, i
HOYjng, generous trust in home net er i
TKHMS: Kl.oO jwr Annum, in Advance.
ii* out of hi* memory and the day*
when he wwt a* yet in heart unsullied
hy worldly contact never have their
morning light darkened or their early
freshne** exhaled.
It wa* really a day for the inter
change of giftW freighted with love and
friendship and ay robot* of holy affec
tion, no le** in the humble offering*
that represent the rigid self denial of
the lowly than in the costliest gifts that
are. tendered in generous service by the
worldly favored.
With the charity that coexists with
the largest of ' 'hristianity. all the aven
ues were open through which the nobler
and more generous syrrptbies of our
nature found their way into the heart.
The cold, proud, worldly man paused in
I lie iron determination with which he is
I climbing the flowerles* path of success
1 and considered if it is not as well, while
winning praise and respect, to win a
little love.
Those alienated by pride, jealousy and
other poor human weaknesses, profit by
the spirit arid teaching* ol that day,
and those cherishing the deeper feeling"
<>f hostility and revenge, search deeply
in their heart* for the human forgive-
I ne-s fur human frailties, that, save in
the brut all ted and degraded, underlies
the best of their nature. And then "let
him he angry who knows not with what
i diflicultv error is shunned and truth i*
j gained."
With these feelings and a deterrnina
tioti to chasten our thoughts of life and
! lighten il* humblest phase with the
• < alholic spirit of charity, good will and
love we all did have indeed a Merry
< hristinas ! long,to be remembered by
| the citizens of t'nionville and vicinity.
£. M. K.
F? *ui it ir,'iilrr. n' ;- ft i ti!
Wa*hi v.tun, I>. C. Jan. J, IBSI.
In two days more Congress meet*
again. The one question most general
ly asked is whether Mr. Wood will be
able, at once to get up his funding bill.
; There i an agreement that the House
shall dispose of it on the same day it
comes up. It is intimated that several
meml<ers who were thought certain to
vote for it in it* original form will now
demand changes. But the probability
now i that a clear majority will Tote
favorably and leave to the Senate the
ta-k of amendment. The bill can be
antagonized by any of the general ap
pro[ nation bills, and enough of these
are ready for rej*>rt to keep the House
busy until late in the session. In fact,
without a vote at all on the funding
1 ill the Home ran, if it chooses, fill up
all the time between the Mh of January
and the 4th of March.
A* on this measure, so on others,
there i< for some reason lea# apparent
certainty as to the course of events than
there wa* two week* ago. It will be re
membered that Mr. Bickcell, in charge
of the electoral count bill, aaid that he
won d call it up whenever 147 Berao
eraU—a quorum of the House--were
present. Some I'omocrai* are now said
to I.® in favor of a plan by which no
quorum of the party shall be present,
on any one day until the electoral votes
are counted.
The bill on which mo*t party debate
is expected is the Legislative, Execu
tive, and Judicial, which will be the last
appropriation bill reported.
It is safe to say that in every proper
way the Democracy of the House will
attempt to avoid any necessity for an
extra se**ion, but it is equally certain
•hat the Republican* are increasingly
anxious to force one. Reason*given in
a recent letter for such a course on their
part have gained strength during the
reees. Appointment* made by Mr.
Hayes, which lire thought to have l>een
influenced by (ien. Garfield, and which
are considered by every one a* an at
tack upon one of the foremost stalwart
Senators, and said to have convinced
many Republicans that President Gar
. field will have to be watched as care
j fully as his predecessor.
Almost general rumor assigns Senator
j Blaine to the State Ivpartment in the
I n / W c ' wihat extent Gen.
j Garfield is responsible for these rumors,
jif at alf, no one is able to say. From a
pretty extensive knowledge of the ways
i of the Maine Senator, I think it not
unlikely that he, rather than Garfield,
> ha* filled the city papers with these re
The observance of the New Year *
Bay by calls at the White House is a
dyiog oustom. Rut for the format
call* of Cabinet officers, the diplo
matic oorpa, army and navy officer*, etc.,
the day would soon become almost aa
i " n f other at the Kxeeutire mansion.
I here is, however, little if any decrease
in the number of oitixens who "receivm."
Ooe marked change in the past fetr
| years is the substitution eoffise and
: other mild beverages for wines and
j liqnr*, on the tables of those receiving.
Because of the unusual amount of
mow which has fallen here, and the
unexampled cold which has prevailed
for ten days past, and the absence of
well organised method* of relief, there
haa been, and is much suffering among
the poor of the city. Congress will be
•eked aa soon aa it meets, to aid in the
relieving of actual want, Jiaso.
NO. I.