Centre Democrat. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1848-1989, April 07, 1881, Image 1
SHUBERT *V FORSTKIt, Editors. VOL. 3. She Centre gtawurat. Tor in* $1.60 per Aumnm.in Advnuco. %. T. SHUGCRT and R. H. FORSTER, Editors. Thursday Morning, April 7, 1881. IT is said the President has deter mined to recall (.ion. Longstrect from his mission to Turkey, and appoint him Marshal for. the State of Geor gia. He might find many ex rebel Generals in Georgia without sending to Turkey for one. A RESOLUTION proposing an amend- I merit to the Constitution prohibiting forever the manufacture und sale of intoxicating liquors within the ('oni on wealth, except for medicinal, me chanical and scientific purposes, pass* ■ ed second reading in the House of Re- • present a lives on Thursday last by a vote of 98 to 38. What the fate of the resolution may boon third reading is in doubt, as sixty members did not record themselves on either side. Ihe dodgers were too numerous to admit of j estimates as to results. WITHOUT consulting the Dictator, the New York legislature innocent lv passed a resolution unanimously j thanking Pre-ideut Garfield tor the appointment of Judge Robertson a* Collector of the Port of New ork. But finding that the ni|>criuus Senator ■did not approve their action and is somewhat grieved with the President for making the appointment, the stal wart members of the legislature arc unhappy, and to placate the master stalwart for their hasty insubordina tion arc willing to revise the work and ajKilogize for this one act performed without instruction. POSTM.VSTER JAMES, having inti mated his intention to reform the ; abuses of his department while im proving the jwstal service, is placing himself in a fair way to have some interesting experience. The stalwarts and star route lobbies ami thieves will make the reforming process one of severe labor, and it will necessitate considerable pluck if they do not ovcr w helm him aud force an abandonment of the good work. Courage ami hones ty may carry him through, provided the New York dictator will allow him to remain in service. TIIE opinion of the Attorney Gen eral affecting the pay of members, may result in shortening the session of the legislature, provided that the JHT diem is the leading motive that governs the members. An early adjournment under ordinary circumstances would afford much pleasure to the jeople, but the business of the scssiou is cer tainly not in condition to justify it at present. It is difficult to imagine the motives of the Attorney General in promulgating bis opinion at so late a period, but grave doubts do ami will exist as to their honesty, and the people may want to know what parti cular measure of legislation he desired to suppress —whether to prevent the repeal of Boss Quay's Recorder act or some other important subject claiming attention. Ruddiman's committee may throw some light upon the dark sub ject. But, after wasting the session and failing to transact the public bus iness in the time limited to one hun dred days, the legislators, who receive seventy-five dollars a week, for full time and service, cannot afford to strike now, even if they do not get the ten dollar* a day for a prolonged ses sion. Tliey rannot afford to adjourn 4 at the cud of a hundred days and leave the important business un finished. The duty is imjierativc, nod they will lie held to a strict account ability. The case is a hard one, but there is no justification for their ewu neglect of duty in the expectation of additional compensation for work that should have been performed promptly within the limited time. An extra session thus forced, will not relieve .the responsibility, but aggravate it. \ "K(JI AL AM) KX ACT JI'HTICS TO ALL M KM, or WIIATKVKK hT AT K OH I'KHhl' ASION, HKLIOIOL* OH roLITICAL."—Jrfimi. BKLLKFONTK, I'A., THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 1881. Tho Republican-Roftdjustor Com binatlon. 1 ho enormity of the unholy compact entered into by the Hepudiutoro of Vir ginia and tho Republican party i.s only beginning to dawn upon the coun try. It is not only a temporary expe dient to gain control of the |>etty otti | <*es of the Senate, hut a deep seated I ami elaborately digested plan of opcr ! ations, by which the dotniunnt party .seek to gain a foothold in the South. , Mahone, fresh from his attacks on the credit and good name of his native State, is the entering wedge of the new dispensation, and the humiliating *j:cc taclo is presented to the world of a ' parly which boasts of its achievements in placing the financial policy of our government on a tirni basis of honesty and a faithful performance of cverv obligation, laying its laurels at the feet ot the besotted ignorance and criminal disregard of the plighted faith ot a sovereign Statu which actuate and inspire tin- R -.-adjuster party of! Virginia. When Mahone discovered alter tlte November election ot' last year that lie had been broken on the j whfel of popular condemnation on his own chosen buttle ground, he deter mined at once upon his course. Al though distinctly disowned and over whelmingly repudiated by the honest, debt paying Democrats, he still hail in hi- pocket a commission as a Sena tor of the United States from the Old ! I> laiinioti. He saw his dreams of power ami fmliiical omnipotence dis solve and disappear before the stern reality ot the people's reprobation. 1 acre was but one avenue of c*cat>e open to him. He would go to the ac* knowledges! chksifaioa of the Republi can party, and with his armv of Read juster Swash bucklers at his hack offer his vote in the Senate as the price of an alliance, oflcn.-ivc and defensive, with the party of great moral ideas and his repudiation contingent, for the control of good old Virginia. Gar field was consulted, for it was necessa ry to Mnhmie that he should manipu late the Federal patronage in his State, j Barkis-like, the administration was willing to lend itself to this crowning I infamy. Choice flowers, culled from the W bite I louse conservatory, graced the desk of the Virginia apostate and nn unseemly struggle was inaugurated by Republican Senators to further dis charge their obligations to Mahone by i milking Itiddleherger, his repudiation lackey, Sergeant at arms of the Uni -1 ted States Senate. In the meantime the administration threw itself into the breach to further strengthen Mahone' hands and bind him closer to his new ly found allies. Miss Van Lew, the patriotic postmistress of Richmond, who had lost every farthing of her |>roj>crty in the war of the rebel ion on uccoont of her pronounced Union aen : limciita, has been displaces), and a Re pudiation camp follower of Mahone is nominated in her stead. Already the I coming election in Virginia engage ihc attention of the high contracting parties, and tho voice of our own Sen ator Cameron is heard away at the . front rallying the cohorts of rvpudia | tion under the mystic banner of a free 1 election and a lair count. Such a de j liverancc from such a source demands more than pa-dug notice. The free election und fair count which this spawn of political debauchery ii*k* for Virginia i* the same kind which be has liecn in the habit of securing to '■ his fellow citizens of Penneyivania. He would stifle the will of the people, und through corrupt bargains with re pUiliators nod ignorant negroes, over throw her carefully builded up credit and imike the name of Virginia a hissing and a reproach among men. But with people of the Cameron, !/• gan, Dawes and lloar stamp, the cod justifies the menus, aud when Virginia shall have been swung from her Dem ocratic moorings and safely anchored in the harbor of Republicanism uud Repudiation, Mahone and Cameron will piously give thank* aud claim it an n victory for a free ballot ami a fair count. There is not a paliatiug cir* | cuDistance ulwiut this disgraceful bar ter of men's honor, ami the Democra tic .Senators who stand as a solid wall between these conspirators nmi the consummation of their own wrong, de serve the comnicmlatiou of honest peo ple of all parties. It is a question of National probity and pride, ami fideli ty to these will be the ttiea-urc by which will he judged the men who defeat the perpetration of this great shame. Iliddleberger, the repudia tor, is the representative of the com pact ; he is the embodiment of treach ery and fraud, ami his election to a high office by tho United States Sen ate would he a calamity. I) moeru tic Senators, stand by your guns! IT IS announced that Senator Conk ling will shortly make a speech of which "a free ballot ami ail honest count " will lie the theme, and in order that this speech may be exhaustive, ami " the greatest effort of hi* life," a Washington paper offcis him the fol lowing suggestive points which no Republican speaker has yl attempted to discus* or logically explain : J.t him ex |>l.4l n. if he can, how a nui ioriijr of given to Mr. Tiiden in l s 7f>, in Louisiana, was converted, Lv n partisan It-turning It nrd-mio n major ity ot 4.027 for Mr. Hayes. Ali.r he has solved that problem let him explain how Packard, who received over g.txHi votes more thin the highest Have* elector, was dispossessed of the effi of tiovernor, and Nichols enstnlled in Ins place, although receiving -J.Oirl vote less than the Tlldt-n electors. That incongruity satisfactorily dispoa ed ni. he will d<uiMl—-s Le al-l— to in form the country why every metnlx-r of the Keturrnrig Hoard, who as-ist.-d in thus throwing out nearly ten lliousind " free hallol* " and cheating hon-sl ly elected President out of his nth SIT" all taken cue of by the beneficia ry of their fraud* aud forgeries, at the expei,*- ot the people whom they hd wr Mi|isl. lu-uminns disposed of, |<-t him take tip the case of Florida in the ssiue vear. There a msjority of from '.} to l.l'J? for Tiiden wa* turned into a m-j -my ol T'Jti for Hives, und every thief who par ticipated in the villainy li*nd*oinelv rew trded for hi* crime. L-t hun dwell lovingly and long upon this. To come down to last fall's election, which, no far as New York I* concerned, was carried on under hi* Allspices, he will greatly oblige us by *howing how much money was spent by the com ml tee of hi* party to purch**e votes for the Harriet I elector* in New York oily, Brooklyn, Albany and Buffalo. A-cid-n• s lv, he might stale with pro. fit whether a purchased vote is a free vote, And it so. wliAt th-linul is. lie might, also, il he ha* lime, oisu lly take up the matt, r of the purrlia.se of the (ir. eni.ack N ttional organization in IHSO. in I the syMemx'te coriuptlOtl of Indian* votera und eol in istion of negro refugee* by the fhitaey commit tee m the election just precssdmg tl.e Presidential c -nteut and j'l-i itninedi iL-lv succeeding his reeonciliation to the d.-fent of the uiuii ivl.o " ruin- from Appotn itox." It we are to h-ar from the S.-na'or on a theme o( this Order, we trut It will tie complete .'(tough to form A lext book for *ll parti—. HcnCC. these few sugges tion*. THE following notice ot fh" great effort " of the bow S-nntor from Penn sylvania. we clip from the Washing ton /VI. It is highly complimentary fo the people of this great Slat- that we have it representative so distin* guibe<i in forensic eloquence in tlie highest legislative body of the coun try. Gicat is Don, and great hi* first attempt to enlighten the Bcuntc it* jto the entire honesty of th* contrnct by which tin Republican and R •ptidi ' at ion parties became one nud indivi-n --hie. Mahone may now corne to the front and take hi* ware* to tlic high | est market. Don has vindicated him : " P.Kir little Mr. Cameron, of Pennsyl | vnni*, tried to make A speerh in the i Senate yesterday, lie row in trepi-G --j tion and nervounws, took A roll of i m inoscript from hi* jacket. AI.H in a j broken voice id some remarks bearing ! on th- Mshone question, which for f— ' hie lie** would huvc done great discred it to a fen year obi boy. H wa* * pfliful exhibition, in tb- disgrace of winch the .Senate und 111- Slate of Pennsylvania *lmr-d rqiwll)." A RON of .Massacllusetu refusing to receive a resjwctful petition upon the lubjcct of the imprisonment of an American citizen bv the British gov ernment. This was the light in which I Senator Hoar appeared the other day in the Senate of the United State#. ( Spirit of John Quincy Adams! what ha* become of thy teaching*? Consider. IN "Puck" of last week there was u cartoon in which the "reliel brigadier" is represented us a trump. Senator ( onkling,on bended knee before Wil liam Mahone, "tho rebel," is placing on Mahone u wreath to express the satisfaction of the whole Republican parly with the rebel ami rcpudiutor. i lo plain, holiest people this proceed j ing may .-eem strange. For years pat j the Democratic party has been by the Rcj iiblicau press a* J orators taunted i and jeered with the idea that it,was rul j ed and controlled by rebel brigadiers. While thi.* is not now and never was true, it had its effect upon weak and ignorant Republican*, earning them to believe that the great party of the people would surrender all its past glories and grand achievements to those lately in rebellion against the government. There are a* inny"rel- i el brigadiers" in the United Slate* Sen ate today a* at any time heretofore: the "dead lock"' comes from the fact that Sherman i- now in ThurtuauV place from Ohio, aud .Mitchell in Wal lace's place from thi- State, and thai Malioue a "relx-i brigadier" and a rc pudintor from Virginia, let* been bought by the Republican party. Here then we have the sublime spec tacle of a gr< at political party whose whole stock in trade for ten year* pa-t was the cry of"rcls-l," "rcpudiators ' ami kindred iinmc* n* applied to tin- Democratic party, and by means of which a mot gallant and heroic Un ion Major G-ii nil was defeated fir the high office of ('hief Magi-trate of this grc.l! people, controlled and held powerli-s* by a bargain with a "rebel brigadier" and a repudiator, who in *i*t* that n* part of the consideration ' in the sale, that RiddJeherger,another rels-1 ami repudiator, shall fw made *crgeant-at-arnifl of the United State* Senate, l'oblic bu-ine** must stop. The Supreme Court and the Circuit Court* mu<t stand still for the want of judge* to run th-i i: office* n-u-t re i main vncnnt and the whole ndininislra tion of tii - govet ument must suffer be cau*e the reliel* n id rcpudiators have tsken control of the Republican pr.rtv. , Tlte Detiiocrnti parly altvay wo* and ; always w ill he iu favor of paying all honest debt* public ami private. The • Republican party will repudiate any debt, will join hands with any rels-1 mi I make bargains with all repudia i tor* in order o maintain power. It can* neither for |ieople or govern - uieiit if onlv it ba power. From thi- time forward call thcrn hv their pro|ier name* —relnl* and repudin tor*. let the Democratic masses take it up and brand them everywhere a* a j party ruled by rebel*, and forming al liance* with repudiator*. If this is done und well done, it will lie the end of the Republican party and il* rule in this country forever. Boor* life insurance companies, called eo-operntive, are extensively op erated in some part* of thi* State. They arc shameless frauds, aud the agent* n graceless set of scoundrel* that ought to he indicted in every in stance. Person* dc-dring insurance upon live* should apply to agent* of established re* pec lability known to lie honest and repiwnting companies of good standing with secured capital for the payment of losses. Such agent* ! ntav lie found in our town, and indeed in all the principal towns in the State, and we advise our friend* to ehootc wisely ami not be caught by | the rogue* floating around. THE Democrat# of the Western cities in which elections were held on Ilnst Monday seem to have been about the poll* in full force. Democratic J Mnyor* wore elected in Cincinnati, Chicago, Coin mini* and Omaha, and : a large Democrasic gain was made in Milwaukee. Carter Harrison, Dem ocrat, will have 6,000 majority in Chi cago, and Means, the Democratic can j didatc in Cincinnati, is elected by nearly 3,000. In Columbus, Ohio the Democratic majorities on the city 1 ticket range from 900 down. THE Mahone Republican majority in the United States Senate have not y-t fully realized the pur pone for which they were convened by the President in extra-session. Whether for the trans action of executive business and the ! confirmation of appointments, or to ratify Imrgaiu* with the Repudiation party of Virginia to provide offices for its "rebel brigadiers," is a problem they seem to have great difficulty in Molt ing. The Democratic member# are anxious to aid them to a proper solu tion by proceeding to the consoleratiou of legitimate business hut still the bar- ! gain confront* them aud the great tal- j wart of New York ami the little r-lc 1 , of Virginia demand unconditional i surrender. Tlicdead-lock i* therefore unbroken and the Presidential ap pointments continue to hang fire. It is now said, however, that some of the Republican members are becoming restive under the degrading |>odtfou 1 they are forced to occupy, and that open revolt against the Ixts-es is not unlikely to occur before many days. Rci't iii.n AN HARMONY! It is said Senator Cotikling in private convcr.-a- ' tion speaks u- bitterly aud disrespect- ' fully of President (iarfiehl a he was wont to do of his immediate predece#- 1 sor, whom he invariably called "that man Hayes." The fact that the Pres ident had the audacity to appoint a ( ollcctor for New ork, and a repu table one at that, without first obtain ing the consent of Roscoe is a degree of independent action the great Boss cannot submit In. He has therefor put on the war paint ami is after the -f alp of the administration. The coti t—t must IK- interesting in any jdiasc it may assume, whether in the defeat i ol th<- shot-gum hero, or the degrading -uhiuUsion of the executive to tlicta -1 tion. „ W INIKIM, the present Secretary of the Treasury, was a tailor in his ear lier days. He learned the trade in M aterford, Ohio, and partly support 's I himself in the Martinsburg, < >.. | academy by making fine coats for the village tailors. It is to lie hoped that i the discharge of duty in his present ex alted jswition will not discredit the re q>octnl>le, hut more humble calling of his early life, FTTED. Dorouuw, the distinguished j colored orator, who held the position of Marshal for the District ofColum during the last administration, has to retire to make room for an Ohio man. The negro is not likely to lie much flattered by the favor of the present administration in the matter of high | official trust*. Too many Buckeyes around for that. STATE NEWS. Carlisle HA* A business man nAmcd i B-Ateni. The Fresbytery of Huntingdon will hold it* nextsnnuAl meeting Atttsceolu | on the 12th inst. The SlAto fish commission is now pre , pared to distribute tish among those wishing to receive them. Adam Strong, an old resident of Ju niata county, died at his residence near Waterloo, A few days Ago in the fAtb i year of hit age. The combined ages of two brothers and three sisters living in Washington j county, of the Ashbrook family, are four hundred and thirteen years. Harry Knglish, the F.lk county out I law, who was tried and acquitted of murder, has been convicted of forgery, und sentenced to four years iu the Western Penitentisry. The management of the Fdgar Thorn -1 -on Steel Company will build and fur ni*h a library at Hraddock for the bene ; lit of the employes of that establish ; inont. The coat will be S4O 000, An Erie county fury rendered a ver dict recently, amounting to #I,BOO, in favor of Mrs. M. H. Flint against the city of Erie, for damage* from bodily injuries sustained in a Tall on the side walk. Last fall a Chester county lady cut a slip from an apple tree and stuck it in to a flower pot as a support for a lily. On this slip there are now three nice green apples about the site of a small ball ol yarn. At a meeting of pressed glassware manufacturers in Pittsburg it was unan imously resolved to "shut down" for eight week* between Mar I and Sep tember 1. It is thought this action will reduce the stook of table ware nearly 11,300,000. TKK.MS; sl.*o por Annum, in Ad tame. ■\ Terrible Pari liquate. the iii.a.vu or w :o, i* the *c/;e*v (u MM*. oe*oLA7K i,f ,n trricTi-rnui' TIIorXAWD PEt*<)N* K7I AIKb TO Have lirrN KIM.EIS— OTIIEB InLSMDS f|*a. EV—THE BTB*B or TEE I'HMSTEB. ; on'.tastivoi-i., April 4—A strong -hock r>f earthquake *t .scio, in the l-laiirj of that name, yesterday destroy >•<l many bouse* and eri >uly damaged nil which w-re left standing. Later de. tail* *ay rial mar:/of the inhabitant* were killed, and that the remainder are encamped Ml the field*. Many of the neighboring village* were destroyed. On ring tho panic which ensued the Eastern Telegraph Uompany* office wax pillaged. Khocks were also felt in the island of Nyra and at .Smyrna, hut no damage is reported. 3,(XX) I'EOira MMllr ISO llinio, Aiiiens, April 4.—A govern merit dis patch ha* been received concerning the earthquake at Scio, which states that the effect* were *]*,, felt at Taesme, and that the number of |M-r*ons who were kille<l and injured is estimated at three thousand. The shock was also felt at ' a rat to, KuhoJo, and at liaos. At Nora one house fell. iitsciirrios or tiie imukv, Scio—it is also spelled Chto and Chios —is a rockv hut very beautiful and fer tile island in the .Lgean. serrated from the western extremity of Asm Minor by a narrow strait. It is aUiut seventy mile* west of Smyrna, on the mainland, where the shock of the earthquake wa* aiso felt. Jhe approach to the island is signalized at a gram distance hy the lofty peak of Mount Khas, which rise* to an altitude of several thousand feet. As the traveler enters the narrow chan nel between Scio and the mainland, the prospect is extremely beautiful. The white wai! of villages gleam out of the groves by which they are surrounded ; the mountain slopes are clothed with olive and fig plantations ; the shore* are bold and picturesque, occasionally in dented w .to little wives, and narrow •eaclie* o' white sand, and wherever there is a glimpse of a plain, there are to be seen immense orchards of orange w i!h golden fruit, the jier t Jinc of which i* \vdfi*"i far out to m?. I he island is thirty-two miles in length fr-m north to south, and eighteen miles in breadth at its widest point. IU area IS about 50k square miles, rtcio is the reported birth pi see of Homer, The 1 .pita! city has s good harbor, some manufactures of silk and velvet, and a lively trade. IU imputation is about lu.OOO, and that of the whole island | 50,000, most of them Turk*. GENERAL NEWS. Horton A Co. have a tannerv at Shef field with a capital of $2,090,000' and employing MX) hand*. An old man named Joseph Cookston came to Pittsburg from liellefontaine, t ihto. four weeks ago and deposited $15.01X1 m bonds in bank. He has not been seen since, and bis friend* are looking for him. A freight train of the Philadelphia nd hrie road and an accommodation I train of the Philadelphia and lieading road collided at the intersection of the two roads, near WilJiamsport, on Fri : day. 7he Philadelphia and Erie engine was badly wrecked, and a number of the csrs on the other train were broken up. No one was injured. The Ways and M<-ant Committee of the House ha* decided to report ad versely on the bill proposing to divert certain fund* (now in the State Treasury and standing to the credit of the Penn sylvania Agricultural College), from the Agricultural College pro rata to the Mate Normal Schawl* and the Univer sity of Pennsylvania. The latest New England device for compelling recalcitrant kaloon keepers to obey the Sunday closing law is simple and promise* to be effective. It 1* to require them, as often as Sunday comes around, to remove all their screens, I open their blinds and raise their car tain*, so that the passers-by can see at | a glance what U going on inside the > saloons. In the Houae of Represent at ires last Thursday evening the joint resolution submitting to the people an amendment to the Constitution forever prohibiting, except for medicinal, mechanical and scientific purposes, the manufacture and sale of all intoxicating liquors pass ed second reading after considerable discussion by a vote of 9S to 38. A number of amendment were offered and rejected among tbcm one to insert the word "sacramental" alter mechanical. The strange sight of a cow on fire aaa •een in Auburn recently. Jeremiah Finn had tried various lotions to kill the vermin on hi* cow and was recommend ed to apply kerosene. This he did, and while he was applying it along the neck and back of the animal the oil took fire from a lamp and of course the cow became wild, throwing Jeremiah down, breaking through the side of the shanty and running at full *peed through the strecta. Men and boy* chased the blad ing cow and finally succeeded iu extin guishing the fire with blanket*. The policy of Alexander 111. of lias ata is declared to be entirely pacific. Internal development Is to be iu chief aim. The Russian peasant* have been called upon to avow allegiance. Newt ml arrests have been made in 8b Petera burg. Three men and a woman are to be tried for the assassination. The bod* of the late Caar was conveyed with pomp (o the great church of the Win ter Palace on the Ifith instant. The now Char baa been warned by the Nihi IMb NO. 14.