Centre Democrat. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1848-1989, May 19, 1881, Image 1

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    m* <£i*ntrc ify Democrat.
5k (Crntvt $ mortal
Terms 51.50 per Annum,in Advance.
S. T. SHUGERT and R. H. FORSTER, Editor..
Thursday Morning, May 19, 1881.
WE direct the attention of all read
ers of the DKMCX'UAT to the able and
eloquent address of Senator Alexan
der upon the resolutions passed by
both branches of the Legislature in
honor of the late Ex-Gov. William
Rigler, which will he found on the
second page of this paper. It presents
in a very interesting manner all the
leading events in the life and public
services of the excellent and eminent
man of whom it treats, and is in all
respects a most admirable production.
Mr. Alexander lias taken a high rank
among the Senators of Pennsylvania,
and this address will add to his already
well earned and well deserved reputa
Tilt's far Garfield makes no surren
der to the imperious Senator from
New York, and the imperious Senator
scorns to compromise with what he
denominates a deceitful, mendacious
IF the Republicans have a majority
in the Uuited States Senate, a thev
allege, why have they waited two
months without electing Riddlcbcrger
and Gorham, in fulfillment of their
contract with Mahone ?
TIIK power of Jay Gould has again '
been asserted in its omnipotence. The
nomination of Stanley Matthews, the
attorney of the Pacific railroad, has
been confirmed an Associate Justice of
the Supreme Court of the United
States, by a vote of 22 to 21. The i
figures are close, hut sufficient. How
far Judge Matthew's brilliant services
in consummating the Presidential j
fraud of I*7> influenced the votes of
Southern Senators in his favor is not ;
THE fight between Conk ling and
the Presideut seems to have absorbed
the other great question, so vaunting
ly put forward by the Republican
Mahone orators during the dead-lock
in the Senate. The "rights of the ma
jority," so often alludcsl to in the
effort to elect Gorham and Riddle
berger, appear to be lost and forgot
ten. Even Don Cameron and Dawes
are incapable of recalling them to
name of this great and pure states
man, now in Europe on the Interna
tional Monetary Conference Commis
sion, is spoken of as the Democratic
candidate for Governor of Ohio. If
the Democracy of Ohio thus honor
themselves by bringing forward this
able and distinguished citizen for the
highest Executive office of the State,
they will not only deserve success, hut
will l>e pretty certain of attaining it.
IT appears that Republican post
masters all over Virginia are being re
moved and Mahone men appointed in
their places. This would seem to in
dicate that the President and Mr-
Blaine have determined to ratify the
Repuhlican-Mahone dicker, so far at
least as the Executive department of
the government is concerned. Conk
ling A Co., owing to stubbornness
of the Democrats, having failed to
make deliverance in the Senate, the
opportunity is not to he lost in fixing
the doubtful vote of the Virginia Sen
ator on the Presidential side in the
contest with Conkling. The displaced
Republican postmasters and their
friends, it is said, are not feeling good
in being removed by a Republican
administration to make room for men
who voted for Hancock, and will
doubtless show their displeasure, as
well as make it felt, in party struggles
hereafter. The Republican Senators
gnawed this Mahone file until they
had no teeth remaining and Garfield
would probably have been discreet to
profit by their experience.
TIIK uncertainty of iiuuiun events
is now having a very practical reali
zation with our Republican friends.
A few mouths ago the press of that
party, claiming a great political vic
tory, were jubilant in anticipation of
a successful and harmonious adminis
tration. These hopes were founded
upon the settlement of the party bick
erings ami the personal animosities of
rival aspirants in the treaty of Men
tor, by which the new administration
would come into power divested of
all disturbing elements that had pro
duced discord in the past. Rut little
over two months have elapsed since
the inauguration of the Garfield ad
ministration, and how is it? The
party is rent asunder, confusion and
discord reign supreme in its counsels,
an open and exterminating war is de
clared between its great champions—
each proclaiming the others liars and
hypocrites and tyrants. And why?
Simply becau.-e they were l>efore the
election what they are now —political
hvjM)crit> and frauds, and the present
confusion of their councils is the le
gitimate fruits of ill-gotten power,
gained l>v fraud and unlawful and
dishonorable means, in which each of
the prominent actors, discarding fuir
ness and iutegrity one to the other,
intended to apply the results of tri
umph to his own jK-rsonal advantage.
To sum up in short, the present con
test is to determine which of the
rogues, the man in the Executive
chair, or the man whose power of com
bining rascally methods to place him
there, is the great mogul of the party.
How the fight may terminate can be
of little interest to the Democracy, or
honest men of any party. They can
atrord to bsik on with much the same
indifference displayed by the woman
who witnessed the contest between her
hushnml and the hear, not caring
which obtains the victory.
one of the s[>cakcr* at the banquet,
of the New York chamber of com
merce last week. He stated that the
"Star route investigation" now pro
gressing in the Post-office Department
was aimed at a system, not at men, but
that if the inquiry should disclose the
fact that persons have been guilty of
corruption and fraud, the guilty par
tie* would lie handed over to the At
torney General for treatment. He
also stated that the investigation would
he pursued until there are no more
facts connected with it to be ascertain
ed. There is now little, if any, doubt
of the existence of shameful and ex
tensive fraud connected with this .Star
route service and that officers and
other men who have figured promi
nently in Republican partizun strug
gles are deeply implicated. From the
evidence already disclosed the guilt of
Dorsey, of the Republican National
Committee, and Rrady, in charge of
the Star route service in the depart
ment, seem to be established by un
doubted facts, and the brave words
of Mr. James gives hope that he, at
least, will not screen the rascals from
merited punishment.
A RESOLUTION was unanimously
passed in the Senate last week and
concurred in by the House of Repre
sentatives, looking to the transfer of
the remains of William Penn from
the Jordon Meeting House grave
yard, Buckinghamshire, England, to
Philadelphia. The resolution pro
vides for obtaining the consent and
co-operation of the representatives at
law of the distinguished founder of
our great commonwealth in the mat
ter. A wealthy Philadelphia Friend
offers to affect the transfer at his own
cost, if permission can he obtained.
SAY the New York Ijegislature does
re-elect ex-Senator Conkling in order
to give him a certificate of character,
who is going to vouch for the New
York Legislature? "Theriver Rhine
it is well known doth wash the city
of Cologne. But oh t ye Gods what
power divine can ever cleaase the
river Rhine."
Conkling and Piatt Reaign
And so they ought. The resigna
tion of the Senators from New York
should lie followed by the resignation
of Harrison, of Indiana, Shermun, of
Ohio, and the "subsidiary" Senator
from Pennsylvania. Each of these
men hold their high pluces of honor
through fraud and corruption success
fully accomplished at the last election.
The truth in, the whole Republican
purtv should alxlicute at once, for the
same means that made the men na
nied Senators, gave the parly success
in the la-t general election. When
the telegraph brought word that Indi-
ana was lost to HANCOCK we believed
that great State had been taken from
us by the vote of colonized negroes.
I hut may have helped ; hut each turn
of the investigation wheel, set in mo
tion by Postmaster General James
demonstrates beyond all dispute the.
means hv which Republican success
was achieved. The people's money
appropriated to carry on the mail ser
vice of the United States, was turned
by the debauched I >orscy, aided by tin;
unscrupulous Brady, endorsed and en
couraged by a false, canting, hypocri
tical candidate, to their destruction.
Garfield's letter to I lubbcll, pleading
tor Rrady's aid, is the best evidence in
the world of this fact. Star routes for
mails, supposed to lie for the use of the
people in the far west, were used to
wrench from a mighty people au ex
pression of their will by the ballot,
which, had they been left untrameled
and free, would have l>eon entirely dif
ferent. <anit he that honest men in
the Republican party, men who care
not for office, who deal honestly be
tween man and man, who even strive
to be christians and have only the
good of their government at heart,
endorse all this high handed corrup
tion and villiany, because it has been
used as a means to keep their party
in power. If they do not, who will
he the first to break loose and turn
his back upon such great crimes? A
great party pretending to the world
that it won a great victory because it
sought the preservation of the Union,
and the giKxi of the people, demon
strating by its own officers, before the
administration is three months old,
the immense frauds committed, and
the amount of corruption used to win,
is a spectacle too loathsome to heboid.
Then, heboid also this same party of
"great moral ideas," join hands with
Mahone and ltiddleberger, the Vir
ginia repmliators, led by Gorham an
arch schemer and corruptionist, nml
you have another spectacle that sick
ens the heart of any patriot and that
ought to cause the blush of shame
to come to any honest Republican's
face. It would seem from the event*
of the past week that the triune of
"bosaea" Conkling, Cameron and Lo
gan, disappointed and disgusted at
Garfield for his frequent and unblush
ing violations of the promises he made
to them Itefore and since the elcctiou,
have determine*! to break the admin
istration or rend the Republican party
in twain. These violations of promises
ami the disruption of secret treaties
bring to light the means by which
they were successful ami we were de
foaled. A party may win once, and even
twice by fraud or by intimidating a
great people, hut surely not often. The
multitudes of laboring men who were
compelled last fall to vote tho Repub
lican ticket against their will, rejoice
with "exceeding great joy" at the dis
ruption of the party whose leaders op
pressed and coerced them.
Through all this dense cloud of
blackness and wickedness, with what
splendor and glory the pure life and
illustrious character of General Han
cock shines. No stain upon his grand
career! Nominated as he was by the
enthusiastic out-burst of Democracy's
representatives, the effort of slanderers
to fix upon bim or any of his sup
porters the Btar route blotch disap
pears with a breath. As the heat and
bitterness of the contest grew in inteu-
sity, lie rose with brighter luster, as a
patriot, and a statesman, with honor,
power, knowledge and capacity to
be the representative head of a great
people. And at this day with no nhort
a rule by 11 candidate made successful
through iniquity, how the heart of the
people goes out to Hancock ! They
know it lie had what in honestly hin
own, they would have a President who
would care for them und their liber
ties, who would preserve the govern
ment lor all the people, and who
would protect and defend the consti
tution under which they live.
Tho Resit, mtiona.
Iloscoe Conkling the distinguished
Senator from New York, in connec
tion with annex Senator I'latt, on
Monday laid tlieir commU-ion* a* Sen
ators upon the Vice Presidents table
and resigned their seats in Senate of
the I nited State-. This is a strange
and startling act. For the first time
in the history of our government two
Senator* of the I'uited State*,deliber
ately throw down the gauntlet and
challenge the executive branch to bat
tle with the legislative. Mr. Conkling
ha* had a little difficulty with Presi
dent Garfield in relation to the feder
al appointment* in New York. The
most obnoxious of tho*e appointment*
was that of .Judge Robertson to l>e
collector of the Port of New York
City. .Judge Robertson, who led the
lilaine forces at the Chicago conven
tion and i* the chief friend of the
plumed knight, took occasion to tell
the lordly R< >scoe upon one occa
*ion that he wan a liar. Senator Conk
ling wouldn't have cared if Judge
Robertson had come to him and told
him thi* quietly, but the Judge took
the ntire convention into hi* confi
dence ami therefore the curled and
exquisite darling of New York,
took umbrage. Finding that he could
not ware the administration into with
drawing Judge Robertson's nomina
tion, Mr. Crinkling put Senator I'latt
in lii* pocket and withdrew. The
resignation of the**' two gentlemen
leave* the Senate democratic. When
the men who started out so valiantly
to make Gorliam and Mahone'a man
Kiddlebcrger officer* of the Senate,
who strained the constitution to en
compass a majority with the vote of
the Vice Prt sident who shamelessly
and in open market bought a Dem
ocratic apostate with the promise of
the good thing* that would lay in rich
profusion on the table of patronage,
glance around the Senate chamber
and see after these months of definnt
battle, a Democratic majority and
that by the desertion of the only great
leader thev have in their party, they
must inevitably feel that they are un
fit for llie positions thev so feebly try
to fill. The lovely Dawes who is wab
bling around in Senator Summer's
chair must feel very lonely, now that
thero is no longer anv neoawity for
him to make hi* monotonous motion
to proceed to the election of Senate
officer*. Instead of that the Ropub
liean caucus tnildly ami obsequiously
inform the Democrat* that they shall
elect a President pro Irmjforr and
they will not object. "To this com
plexion have we come at last." This
is the end of the mighty struggle to
break the Solid .South. This is the
melancholy end of our OMTO Senator's
magnificent crusade iu favor of "a
free ballot ami a fair count." To
Conkling mid Piatt the country will
gludly say farewell, and if a few more
of the great men of that kind who in
sist on serving their country would do
likewise the feeling of relief would be
intensified. They hope of course to
be re-elected and returned in order to
he vindicated. If there is any man
on the face of the habitable globe who
needs vindication, that man is Ruscoe'
Conkling. His private life is a scan
dal aud disgrace, while his public life
represents all this is vicious and bad
in the administration of our affairs.
()t*R Republican friends do not ex
lilt over W'o situation at Washington.
SOME of the Insurance Companion
in which insurance was effected upon
the Stale Lunatic Asylum at Danville,
an- quibbling over payment and offer
ing settlement at *0 p< r cent. The
legislature have tak n the matter up
ami panned a resolution requiring the
trustees of the Asylum to r<-|>ort the
names of the companies refusing to
nettle in ffill the insurance on the partn
of the building destroyed. These
companies should IK; coerced to the
full extent of the law or such an act
panned an will deprive them of the
| lower to impone upon the |x-op!e of
Pennsylvania in the future. We be
lieve the insurance wan montly taken
by companies outside of the State.
THE PRESIDENT has appointed Mr.
Fred. Douglas, Recorder of Deeds in
the District of Columbia, and < apt.
C. E. Henry of Ohio, a [tersonal friend,
as Marshal of the District, the office
formerly filled by Douglas. Previous
to the appointment of Douglas, the
Marshal was always the iiia-fcr of
ceremonies at the Presidential recep
tions, hut during the incumliencv of
the accomplished negro, we believe
this duty was assigned to a deputy
having a white skin. The President
by the change accomplishes a double
purpose. He rewards another (>hio
man and gets rid of the negro, with
out offence, from the White House
TIIE New York 11-raid publishes a
five column statement of Coukling's
grievances against Garfield, in which
the latter is charged with breaking
solemn covenants by which the form
er wa induced to enter the campaign
in the support of the Republican
Presidential ticket. The article is a
hitter and damaging indictment of
Presidential sincerity, in which treach
ery, cowardice and mendacity are
made prominent features of character
in the present occupant of the
Presidential office. It may IK* all
true, ami evidence is not wanting to
give much color to it, hut the witness
now on the stand wbo*e name is sup
!*s#d to be Roseoe < otikling, i- nut
very reliable and his words should le
received with many grains of allow
ance. Between the combatants in
this war, honest people may well look
on with indifference.
KKNWARD Pmi.r who wo.* accuse*!
and prosecuted for writing the Morev
letter has proved his innocence, and it
is said is about to bring suit against
his accusers. The only other person
charged with the authorship >f that
letter is now President of the United
States. He Is still liable t< suspicion,
and his vindication should he next in
UPON one topic of general interest
1 nt the present time there is entire una
nimity of sentiment throughout the
United State*. I; is sentiment of
nincere regret for the alarming illness
of tho estimable wife of President
t iarfield and of earnest hope that
, "lie may lie speedily restored to good
| health.
ABOUT this time, a* MR>. Spragtie
I read* the new* from Washington, she
| will be apt to think that her Roscoe
j has been suffering considerably from
I the ingratitude of Republic*.
A young man named Nus, being in
l)eep Valley, (ireene county, w* vac
cinated tecently. and hi* aim became
aninflimed that it had lobe amputated.
Auditor (ieneral Lemon i* laid up at
I his home in Hollidaysburg with a severe
attack of rheumatism.
(teorge H. Lang ha* been sentenoe<l
in Blair county to pay a fine of S2OO and
undergo an imprisonment of three
months for selling liquor without a
. Robbers entered the room of Father
!>onobue, a priest at Plymouth, Lucerne
county, on Wednesday nifht, of last
week, and after drugging him made off
with a gold watch and S4O in money.
A number of famihea bearing the j
name of Holmes, and living in Rlslrs
vide, Indiana oounty, will unite in en- j
deavoring to secure a part of the £4O,- j
000,000 said to have been left by an !
Englishman of the same name.
Two tramps and a boy applied at a
monastery near Treason one day last
week for food. The monk, suspecting
something wrong, had them arrested.
The boy proved to be Charlie Oreen, the
kidnapped son of a gentleman in
TEHMS: |M*r Annum, in Ailvinif.
* #
Shall We Have a Seminary at
Milciihurg ?
M *k. Km To a* :—Permit me through
tin! column* of your valuable paper to pre
sent some reasons why thia enterprise, .o
well begun, should be carried forward to
an early completion.
Pint of all, an inititulion auch a* it la
propoaed to make thia, ia needed.
It ia the firm purpose of the originator a
of thia project to make it a seminary of
the firat grade, auch a> will afford young
ladies and gentlemen the advantage, of a
thorough education in all the branches
taught in lint-elan* seminaries. In look
ing over the field, it i* evident that auch
an institution i* needed in thia county and
in thia part of the State.
A* it now it, thote who would bare in
the advantage* tbt a courte of higher
education afford*, rnott *e*k eUewbere.
The eip-n*e of educating young ladle*
and gentlemen a hundred mile* or ao
from home it not little. And the advan-
taget of having an inttitution of learning
within the reach of home influence, and
parental ovcrtight, and away from the cor
rupting rice* of our citi and large town*
>annot fx- over-edirnated. And then we
claim that the influence of ruch a temi
nary Upton our public tchooli, would b of
the mod talulary character, in elevating
the -tandardof teaching and affording an
opportunity for the intellectual and moral
training of our teacberi; which mutt be
tupplied, in erder that we have that de
gree of permanent tucceet, which come*
alone at a rotult of the intpirallon gives
out through our higher inttitution* of
learning Conceding then the neceatity
and j-ermanent value of uch an inttitu
tion in it* imrneaturablc influence for good
upon future generation*, we think we are
not claiming too much for Milethurg when
we tay that it offer* the bod location for a
fhool of tbia kind, in the county or ttate.
For beauty of fcenerv, it i unurp>t**d.
The eminence upx>n which it it proptoeed to
locale the terninary i* one which com
mand* a view of Raid Kagle valley, al
rnott from Lock Haven to Tyrone, and of
the mountain range of the Allegheny with
it- countlem px*ak%, nettling at it* ba*e in
twauty arid majetty , while within aradiu*
of a mile or two are p*'int affording the
•Indent and lover of nature an outlook un
turpa-ted by any on,thi lide of the
M .-tittippi.
Tb<-n, too, the location i* one of decided
h<**llhfulnot#, being entirely free from all
that could brood epidemic. There i# alao
accctsiblo an unfailing mountain tpring
from which the pure life-giving element
can be conveyed in pipe# to every story of
the building, and in addition to the other
natural advantage* jut named, are near
to town two mineral spring*, which in
their medicinal properties are not eicelled
by any in the Slate, and all that U needed
to give their water* a national reputation
it a iree ute of printer * ink. *
The location ia alto central both for the
ttale and county, being within e*y acceaa
to Bellefonte, I'nionville, Howard and
I other contiguoui point* ; and latt, but not
ieat, we claim that we have in the pereon
<f Prof. B. B. Kite thr right man to place
at the head of thi* intlitulion, one who
[Mittettet a true love and intpiralion for
i the work. A man who in re*pect to qual
: ificalion* and tact, both in teaching and
government, bat few equal*. And ho ha*
•ecured the prornUe of the tor vice* of
I Prof. Bohn, of York. Pa., who w*t edu
cated at one of the univertilie* of Ger
many, end i* a linguitt and teacher of
marterf ability. 1 tpeak from urtonal
knowledge when I tay ihete are (liritlian
gentlemen of undoubted ability and cul
| ture, in who*e bandt tbe tetninary cannot
fail to become a grand and permanent suc
ceat, and to whoee care and tupervition pa
renu may with tbe greatest confidence,
commit the moral and intelleclural train
|mg of their children. .So that all that la
needed to buiM up tn our midtt an instilu
lion of learning, tuch at our children and
j our children * children thall be proud of,
and tuch a* thall be a bleating to all with
j in the circle of it* influence, i* a ready re
*|>onte upon the part of the citicen* of the
, county, to tbe appeel that i* new being
, made for funds to put up the necessary
building*. Miletburg, we think, ha* dose
' nobly, considering her reeourcet, but ia
j not able of herself to assume the whole
i financial burden of the enterprise, and
hence is compelled to nsk her sister towns
and the county, to sVare with her In this
Shall we have the money in tbe shape of
stock, to go forward #ith the project ? To
withhold, will be to defeat an enterprise,
full of hope and promise, to us and our
children. To give, will be to make (t a
success as permanent at it shall be glo
rious. Yours truly,
J. A. Wooixoc*.
Miletburg, May 16,1881.
—The curb stone market was well at
tended on last Saturday morning.
NO. 20.