Centre Democrat. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1848-1989, June 09, 1881, Image 1
31p Centre A fflrmorraf. BHIJGKRT V FORSTER, Editors. VOL. 3. SHE CENTRE DEMOCRAT. Tormt 11.50 per Annum. In Advance. 8. T. SHUGERT nd R. H. FORSTER. Editor.. Tbnrsday Morning, June 9, 1881. THE Greenback State Convention of lowa, in nominating their State ticket, have selected Mrs. Mary E. Nash, as their candidate for Superin tendent of Education. THE obituary of the Republican party is now being written up by its adherents. A liberal cultivation of ilowers to deck the grave on next memorial day should engage the at tention of the faithful. EX-SENATOR CoNKi.ixci the other day sent an encouraging message to Seuator Mahone of Virginia, sympa thizing in his aims and purpose. This may be called a spiritualistic commu nication of the dead lion to the dead dog. Two things can be said to Conk ling's credit. He has never been charg ed with selling his officiul position to enable a rogue to rob the Treasury. He has never been charged with jK>r jury to cover fraud and dishonor. He may have many sius to answer for, but these are not amongst them. IT seems to be generally believed that Garfield and Blaine hold iu re serve some very interesting marks of their confidence and good will for Don Cameron, to he exhibited to an admir ing public as soon as they get through with Itoscoe Coukling. Whether they involve Don's " go-between " and con fidential agent and solicitor, .Mitchell, is as yet, uncertain. A PROVISO was appended to the ap propriation for the insane hospital at Warren, the other day, requiring that a female graduate in medicine shall have charge of the female department. This was a most proper and judicious requirement. Insane females should have the earc of female attendants of competent kuowledge to administer to their necessities. Tin: wild hunt for place under the Garfield administration is still active and aggressive on the ]>art of the outsiders against the jieace of the insiders. The out* are demanding pay for campaign work in the field, and take no account that the tn* furnished the funds to enable them to put in the work, in the belief that it would he unnatural for "dog to eat dog." GEORGE C. GORHAM, the editor of the stalwart organ in Washington, telegraphs from Albany, "there are various rumors afloat of coming dis closures affecting men high in the Re publican party, that will shock the country. A prominent Republican of this State, (New York), says that with in three mouths certain matters will come out that will startle and amaze the people." It is not at all unlikely. Rascality has marked the career of the Republican party ever since Grant assumes! the Presidential office, sup plemented by Hayes in the same posi tion. The rogues are now quarrelling, and it will not he strange if they begin to tell interesting tales in criminating each other. Jiet the funeral move on. BW:RETAKY WISDOM'S commission appointed to discover what became of the contingent funds of the Treasury Department under the fraudulent ad ministration, is still on the hunt. They have no difficulty in discovering that large sums were appropriated to that fund and disappeared, but they meet with heavy failure to find the ar ticles said to have been bought and paid for to balance the expenditures. Knough crookedness, however, is un covered to show that the swindling operations in the Treasury Depart ment is keeping pace with the Poat office, and both together prove the ne cessity of a general and searching overhauling by parties beyond the reach of white-washing influences. "KtJUAI. AN I> KX ACT JVSTICK TO AM. MKN, OF WIIATKVKK STATIC OK I'KHMUASION, KKMOIOI'H 01l I'OI.ITK A (trrx.r. William Ponn'H ltomalns. It seems that tl e negotiations re cently inaugurated for the transfer of | the remains of William Pcim from their quiet resting place in England to the city of Philadelphia, is not likely to have a successful termina tion. The effort to accomplish this desirable object contemplated only the necessity of obtaining the consent of the lineal descendants of the great founder of our Commonwealth, with out taking iulo account that the trus tees of the cemetery iu which they have rested for lfi.'J years, might pre sent insuperable difficulties. After the consent of his surviving liueal de scendants had been obtained, it was ! supposed that there was no other per son in existence who could interpose any legal obstacle to the proposed re moval. The mayor and councils of Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania His torical Society and the State Legisla ture united in a request to the Eng lish descendants of Penn to jiermit the people of Pennsylvania to pay this posthumous honor to their illus trious ancestor. Gov. Hoyt requested Mr. George Lieb Harrison, a wealthy citizen of Philadelphia, who was about to sail for Europe, to act for the State government, and to do whatever might be necessary to secure the ob ject in view. Mr. Harrison is now on his way across the ocean, but it is not likely that he will succeed In his mis sion. Under date of June 4, Mr R. Littleboy, one of the trustees of the burial ground in Buckinghamshire iu which Penn is buried, writes to the I>ondon Time* that no application has been made to the hoard of trustees for the removal of the remains, and that if such a request were made it would not he entertained. It is to he pre sumed that without the consent of the legal custodians of the cemetery the grave of Penn cannot l>e disturlicd, ! and it is said that Penn and his last wife were buried side by side iu the family lot, and that there is no record by which the one grave can lie identi- ' fied from the other. A PUBLISHED interview with the: late </e facto President discloses the fact, if that fraudulent individual is worthy of credit, that the reason Sen- j ntor Coukling sat quiet and failed to j deliver the speech he is said to have i prepared against the consumm on of the Presidential fraud of was his belief that he, the late incumbent, would leave the Presidential office in shame thirty flays after the Potter Committee commenced the investiga tion of the frauds. This certainly shows two things discreditable to Conkling's sagacity—first that he should have so mistaken the charac ter of Hayes as to believe lie would shame at any indecency of his party ; ami second, that Conklingihy coward ice lost the best opportunity he ever had, or could hope to have, to make himself the great man he was ambi tious to be called by exposing at the proper time the nefarious designs of men with whom he was associated to commit a fraud upon the American people. It is difficult to say whether the Hayes interview is most damaging to himself or Conkling. Neither, however, can congratulate himself upon the history made by the transac" tions referred to. THE Pittsburg Critic is disposed to accept the certificate of character that Garfield gives to filainc, but at the same time thinks the President might have carried his illustration a little farther than he does. The Critic says, "Jim Blaine is a pure man. He is innocent of any connection with the Btar route blackmailing swindle. In the langunge of President Garfield, "he is just as innocent of any connec tion with the Blar route swindles as I am." That ought to settle it. If Mr. Garfield bad added, "and he is just as innocent of any connection with the Credit Mobilier as I am," then that wouid have settled it." BELEEFONTE, FA., THURSDAY, JUNE <>, IHH|. Virginia Roadjustors in Motion. Muhoue held his Rcndjlister con vention Inst week, put in nomination a full State ticket, and issued an ad dress in form of an ap(x-ul to the Republicans not to place a ticket in nomination, alleging the interests of the two partita* were identical und that their hopes of success in overcoming the Democracy rest ed upon a complete coalition and the election of the repudiation candidates. They left no blanks upon the ticket for the Republicans to fill, hut rely upon the antagonism of the Republicans to the Democracy to induce un acceptance of the one so graciously presented for their votes hv the Rebel Rrigadier. The question now is, will the Virginia Republicans ratify the humiliating conditions, and sink their party organization to be come n tail to the repudiation kite- Perhaps they will; some of them at least will. As a party elsewhere, they have done many acts to prove they are not influenced by any great principle, and may now, as they have on other occasions, embrace any expedient, how ever faint, that will give them hope of crippling the onward march of the party they hate so cordially, and which has for over eighty years resist ed all attempts to concentrate power, und establish a National aristocracy to control the people's Government. Rut in this case, the coalition can only result in disgrace and defeat as the Democracy of Virginia art) sufficient ly strong to overcome the combina tion. A WRITER in the Philadelphia Timer, believing that the people have had a surfeit of "ring rule" appeals to both parties for great care in the nom ination only of competent and honest men for the office of State Treasurer Amongst the gentlemen believed to possess every needed qualification for a faithful and satisfactory adminis tration of this important office, the following Democrats are named: Ailam Hartranft, of Philadelphia; Arthur D. Markley, of Montgomery ; Jacob Zicglcr, of Rutlcr; Hon. Levi Maish, of York ; Gen. Davis of Bucks; and Hon. Hamilton Alricks, of Dau phin. From this list the Democracy certainly could commit no error in selection, and would be more than sa tisfied with either Gen. Davis, Hamil ton Alricks or Levi Maish. The fol lowing Republicans are also names) from which an honest and capable selection is possible: Geo. E. Mapce, of Venango ; Jos. E. Caven.of Phila delphia; Rutler B. Strang, of Tioga ; (ten. Jas. A. Beaver, of Centre ; Issue B. Gara.of Erie ; Wn>. B. Roberts, of Montgomery ; Hiram Young, of York, aud Robert Iredell, of Schuylkill. THE Senate has rejected the pro posed constitutional amendment pro hibiting the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors in the State, and they did right. The legislature has full power over the subject, and the at tempt to get rid of the vexed question by a constitutional amendment was only a cowardly pretense to satisfy the advocates of prohibition and relieve themselves of an emlmrraming situa tion. If the members were unprepar ed to meet the issue at once and abol ish the use and sale of liquor in the commonwealth, or continue it under the enactment of intelligent restriction against abuses, it was at least more creditable to abandon the subterfuge got up to evade the responsibility. ♦ - 11 GT*. GKAST was reported at New , Orleans the other day, on his way to the front. Rapid transit will bring him to Albany in time to lead the stalwarts to victory ever the half breeds. By all means let Ulysses hasten to the rescue of the imperiled BOG, who are sadly beleaguered in their entrenchments by the half-breeds. MR. COKKLINU has not yet been vindicated. The dead lock still con tinues. 'No More Democratic Tomfoolory.' Under the above caption that able und reliuhie Democratic journal, the Doylegtown Democrat, gives advice to the Democratic party which is worthy of earnest consideration, and which it would be well for the purty to accept and follow. "We want no more Dem ocratic tomfoolery,"says the Democrat; "we have had too much of it already. Several times, since the war, the Re publican party was in absolute despair, on the very verge of ruin, und almost ready to throw up the sponge. Rut | on each occasion a Democratic whale was furnished at the opportune mo ment to save the sinking donah. The Cincinnati platform was good enough, but a Kentucky Rourbou was allowed to add three little words, "for menu*: only," which frightened the manufac turing interests of the country. These words didn't mean anything, but they furnished a cluh to beat out Demo cratic brains. Indiana was made a November State, aa far as constitution al amendment and popular vote could do it, but some of the Democratic leaders out there, who hud the Presi dential bee in their bonnets, and were over smart to boot, carried the ques tion to the Supreme Court and had the will of the jieople reversed. In diana was known to la- a Democratic State, and this enabled her Presiden tial aspirants to go to Cincinnati and swell up on their great victory in Oc tober, when and where the boom was sure to be started. One of them got the second place on the ticket, but the October State business was his ruin. It was another club in Republican hands to boat out Democratic brains, for it enabled the Republican party to concentrate all their strength of men and money, including I>orscy' million I of Star route dollars, UJKHI the Iloosier State. They carries! the State, and ! from that day Hancock was beaten. These little acts, which led to such bad results, were Democratic tomfool-) cries; yes, Ib-mocratic cussednews, W . T we must make our English little plainer. The Democratic rank and file know, to their soirow. that such things will not do for a st<-ady diet, for they have been fed upon them for years, and they are not fattening. We repeat, these little vagaries must cease, and in future the Democratic party must not furnish any more compas sionate whales to save the Republi cans. If the Democratic (tarty would 1m- entrusted with the power which the Republicans must shortly lay down, they must not only cease pro viding whales to save sinking Repub licans, hut prove to the people they arc worthy this high trust. Tbey have three years to do it in. This is time enough. We need not point out any line of policy; our leaders have sense enough to know what challenges the confidence of their countrymen. Gain that, and power falls into their hands as naturally as apples fall to the ground. The Republican party is only a festering, putrid, carcass of a once healthy body, and the people are ready to kick it away and place power and confidence in the Democratic party whenever its leaders bring "fruits meet for repentence." Will tbey do it ? THE Mahone convention met at Richmond, last Friday, and nominat ed William E. Cameron, for Governor, 1 and John F. Lewis, for Lieutenant Governor. The former declares him self a Democrat, and the latter a Re publican and a Readjustee The Ad ministration will not be able to pull them through. 1 - ♦ 11 11 THE compact entered into between Conkling, Grant, Cameron and Gar field, at Mentor, will soon have its full development, when the people will be able to judge something of the honor due to the contracting (Arties in the light of the events now transpiring. That the people were betrayed and again cheated oat of their cboioo of an honest President begins to find ex tensive belief, ami the quarrel of the conspirators is not unlikely to throw some light upon the mcuns used to ac complish it. THE Htur route swindlers are pre paring for a vigorous fight by the pur chase of newspapers in Washington and the employment of the most emi nent criminal lawyers in the country. They have now two dailies, morning and evening, and one Sunday paper ; employed in their interest, with lien Butler, Boh Ingersoll and other able men as criminal experts to defend and J save them if (>os-ihlf from the peni j Untiary. With all these appliances lof defence, they will doubtless make things lively about the Attorney-Gen eral and Postofficc Departments. The rascal# have plenty of money and can afford to spend millions to escape the | punishment their crime deserve. GENERAL NEWS. | J. ft. Killebrt-w, of Tennessee, ha* I been appointed chief of the depart | ment of minerals and wood* in the At lanta expedition, and will at once pro | need to collect the finest exhibit of wood*, mineral*, ore*, etc., ever made j in the history of the I'nited State* for the Southern country. Augucta, Ga., which i so fast becorn ing a busine** and manufacturing ten I tre, will issue four hundred thousand I dollar* of *ix |>er cent, thirty-year ! bond* to pay for a new water work* j *y*tem and improved drainage and | sewerage. The work will be coramcnc I ed at an early day, under the auperin tendence of Prof. Ames, of I'sxton, and will be finished in about a year. K.x-Mayor Stockley, of Philadelphia, I ha* been elected president of the " At- I lantic and < iulf Coast Canal and Okee chobee I.nd Company." A* ha* here tofore been stated, this company pro |o*es to reclaim a large section of Southern Florida, generally called the " Everglade#," by draining the swamp*. The scheme involve* the construction of a canal atx>ut .100 mile* in length. Kev. Samuel K. Fisher I). I>.. died in ! Philadelphia, on Sunday evening. Hi* v-vk place at ("hambcrsburg on ! Tuea< jnv -1-"bev. Fiber *n one of the ! most divine* of the lie ; fore for many year* wa* | | with the publi i friend V' UT business department p He wa* seventy one tncn in her pming bird I,a* a, Tbomu A Soott ! fb,*f. lit'le 1 jjj'i lto probate It con j t- $ >vi*ion* for the tamiiy Ja, q. , Colonel Scott. There are-v-* ,'xbhc bequests, a* Colonel Scott i rememt>ered the institution* he desired j to benefit by large cah donation* only I a short time before hit death. No ex | act statement of the fortune left by I Colonel Scott can be made, as the will | provide* that no inventory or account | shall be filled in any public office. The most curious romance of all come* from Chicago. A wealthy Chicago wid ower shortly will marry the wife of Mike Weaver, a notorious burglar, and herself belonging to a family ot thieve*. Mike robbed the widower * house of #1,01)0 worth of plate and jewelry and | wa* sent to the State Prison. Mrs. Weaver is pretty and winsome, it is needle** to say, for when the widower called on her to negotiate for the re turn of the plunder she captivated him. The marriage will take place a* soon a* she can obtain a divorce from the con vict. When John Griscom, the fat man who is making a starving experiment at Chicago, wa* weighed on Saturday, at the conclusion of the eighth day ol hi* fast, it wa* found that in the last twen ty-four hour* he had lost only a quarter |of a pound, while hi* temperature, pulse and re*piration were normal and | unchanged. At nine o'clock the same : night he appeared as cheerful a* ever, and was sitting up, taking part in the conversation of hi* attendant physician* ujson the scientific pleasure* of the dis secting room and table. The Governor of Colorado on Satur day received a telegram from the sber | iff of Conejoa county, saving: "The | county is powerless against the armed desperadoes. Allison, the leader, has ' threatened an attack on Antonieto and Conejos. We have good men but no arm*." On receipt of this dispatch the Governor offered a reward of #I,OOO for the capture of Allison and #*JOO each for the remainder of the gang, and also ordered irro* to be shipped to An tonieto. At the election of officers of the grand commandery of Knight* Tem plar* of Pennsylvania, held in Scran ton, last week, the following named grand officers were elected for the en suing Templar year: Eminent grand commander, George W. Kendrick, Jr.; deputy grand commander, B. Frank Brenneman ; grand generalissimo."has. W. Balchaler; grand captain general, Edward G. Martin, M. D.; grand prelate A. V. C. Schenrk, I>. I).; grand senior warden, -Tames Alexander; grand junior warden, George 8. Graham; grand treasurer, M. Richard* Muckte: grand recorder. Charles K. Meyer. The recep tion drill and hop, under the auspices of Philadelphia commandery. No. 2, given in the ballroom of the Wyoming hotel wee one of the grandest affairs ever given in this place. I RUMS : |M*r Aniiinn. in Ailvann*. A cottage at one of the seaside re son* baa been rented to a < Jifornia millionaire, at sl,'/JO for the \ dozen yearn ago the *:ime man a •reet ear conductor in the city of S,m Eranciaco. Mflattie Solace Nate, the only re. tnaming daughter of the poet, John G, Saxe, died in Brooklyn laat Friday night. Her father ia now sixty-five yearn of age and broken down with grief and ill health. A robbery of between SW,OOO and *IOO,OOO in bonda from the Erie Coua ty Saving* Hank, at Buffalo, N. V.. ha* just come to light. The bonds were taken from the treasurer's desk, where they had been placed without any mjs picion of danger after a number of coupon* ba<l been cut from them. Sev eral of the stolen bonds have been traced to Haltimore. Among the distinguished persons now in the government employ at the Indian agencies, at salaries ranging from f-j to #lO a month, are : Abraham Lincoln, a teamster; Ulyases Grant, an interpre ter; John Adams, a farmer; Enoch Ar den, a laborer; George Washington and Andrew .Jackson, interpreters; Daniel Webster, a captain. James K. Folk, a sergeant, and Join I'-enton, a carpenter, (hose who think that our great men are disappearing will notice that they have only "gone West." The case of marriage of a Chinaman named l>ee Cbin, to Mrs. Lva 11. Lee, a white woman, is attracting much atten tion at ' heyenne, Wyoming lerrilory. The statutes of Wyoming forbid such intermarriage and the couple went to Denver to have the ceremony perform ed, the Colorado laws |<ermittiog it. Mr. and Mrs. Lee Chin have been indicted for miscegenation. The Chinese Con sul at Denver, under direction of the < hinese Ambassador at Washington, has become interested in bebalf of his countryman and will contest thecase in tne courts. The recent announcement in the New Ycrk Chamber of Commerce by t'olonel Fred. A. Conkling that a New York sugar refiner ha/1 paid *IOO,OOO to a member of the Committee on Ways and Means in the last Congress to fire vent legislation on the sugar question has caused a sensation in New York commercial circles. The Tinor says: "1 he statement appears to be generally credited, and reputable gentlemen are to be found who say thev saw the check," The committee adopted a bill by a vote of 7 to 6 which provided for a sjiecific instead of an ad valorem duty, but the bill was never reported. The votes against the bill in committee were Messrs. Wood (Chairman), Car field, Kelley, t'onger, Frye and Dun ncll. An organization of the ex-Confeder ate soldiers has l-een effected at Chatta nooga, Tenn., with Col. J. B. t'ooke, president; Mr. D. M. Key, Capt. J. • 'aldwell, vice-presidents; Maj. (. C. [ <'onner, secretary. Nearly every ex ! <'onfederate soldier in the vicinity has ; Sieouuie a member. The purjose of the i organization is to tender a reception to the Army of the Cumberland, which will have a re union in Chattanooga, next September. It is intended to have present the most imj-ortant and promi nent of living Confederate generals. President Garfield and party, who have been cruising in Virginia waters on the Fnited States steamer Dispatch, visited F'ort Monroe on last Sunday morning, witnessed guard mounting and inspected the troops. In the after noon they visited the Soldiers' Home, near Hampton, then the Hampton Normal School, and next the National Cemetery, after which they attended services 111 the Hetbesda Chapel, at the school, after which the President made a short address to the students. At 5 r. a. the party sailed for Washington. The yards of each vcsle off the fort, including the Herman school ship, Nymphe, were manned and three cheers were given as the Dispatch passer] them. tn May 24, tjueen Victoria attained her sixty-second birthday, an age which has l>een exceeded by eleven only of the sovereigns of England, dating in>m the Norman conquest—namely, Henry 1., who attained sixty seven years; Henry 111., sixty five years; Edward !., sixty seven years ; Edward lll.,sixty five years; ijtieen Elizabeth, sixty-nine years; -lames IE, sixty eight years; George l„ sixty-seven years; George IE, seventy-seven years; George 11 (..eighty two years ; George 1 V„ sixty eight years, and William IV., seventy-two years. On the 20th of June she will have reigned forty-four years, a period which has been exceeded by four Finglish sov ereigns only—namely, Henry 111., who reigned fifty six years; Edward 111., who reigned for fifty years; tjueen Elizabeth, who reigned for forty-five years, and George 111., sixty year*. Col. r. Peno Gaakell Hall, IT. 8. A„ a member of General Hancock's staff, is somewhat indignant over the appoint ment of George Lieb Harrison, a sugar merchant of Philadelphia, to go to Eng land for the remains of William Penn. Colonel Hall is the nearest and oldest, descendant of Peno living in America, was born here, end thinks that by vir tue of hta position as an army officer, he would be a representative of the family and the nation. He has been in correspondence with English members of the family, and by a letter recently received he learns that Peter Tenn Gaa kell, ol Sbstiagerry, Ireland, who in herited the English estates and ia the jwner of the place in Berkshire, where the remains of the founder of Pennsyl ranie now lie, ia unwilling to allow fbetn to be taken away except by a de ■eendant. Fnleaa bis consent can tie >btained it will be impossible to remove NO. 2:5.