Centre Democrat. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1848-1989, August 25, 1881, Image 1
SHUUKRT k FOBSTER, Editors. VOL. Sht Centre fJrraofrat. Term* C 1.50 per Annam.ln Advance. a. T. 4HUQERT snd R. H. FORSTER, Editor*. Thursday Morning, August 25, 1881. Democratic County Ticket, ASSOC IAT K JUDGES, JOHN O. LARIMER, of Spring, JOHN K. KUNKF.L, o( Pottor. PROTUONOTARY, J. CALVIN HARPER, of BollefonW. SHERIFF, THOMAS J. DUNKEL, of Ruh. REGISTER, JAMES A. McCLAIN, of Begg*. RECORDER, FRANK E. BIBLE, of Spring. TREASURER, DANIEL C. KELLER, of Potter. COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, A. J. GREIST, of Untonville, JOHN WOLF, of Mile*. COUNTY AUDITORS, JOHN S. PROUDFOOT, of Milesburg, F. I*. MUSSKR, of Millhefm. * The President. Pince our last issue, no assuring im provement has been reported in the eondition of the President, lie has been gradually growing weaker, ami for some days past but little hope of his recovery has been entertained. COL. IIOWOATE, late of the Signal Service Bureau at Washington, has been arrested for embezzlement of the Government funds. His depredations seem to have been <>n a pretty extend ed scale, and already reach to 8100,- 000. II is proposed that the Legislature of Pennsylvania attend the Yorktown centennial celebration in a body. This would be a very graceful act for the Pennsylvania Lsgiiwxture to do as representing one of the thirteen origi nal States. But we doubt very much whether speaker Hewitt can announce a quorum on that occasion. C'ertninly not unless the 810 per diem is restored. THE New York Tribune makes a wry face at repudiation when it says, "it is hard enough for the Republicans of Virginia to have to support Mahone." No doubt. The organ of the Wall street brokers could scarcely lie ex pected to swallow repudiation without some sign of nausea, hut still it does it, and the Republican party of, the North follows it bravely up to' the work of boosting the Mahone piebalds. Tbey stoop, that Mahone may conquer. A SPECIAL to the World intimates that the Secretary of State is about to issue in the name of the Presi dent a call for an extra session of 1 the Senate, in order that by the elec tion of a presiding officer of that body due provision may be made for secur ing a legal succession in the executive authority should the presidential of fice devolve upon the Vice President either through the death or the disa bility of President Garfield. IT is said that a conclave of Stal warts, composed of Grant, Conkling, Logan, Cameron, Dorsey, Belknap, Jones, Bliss and others was held at the residence of the Vice President in New York, last week, to discuss the situation iu connection with the disa bility of the President. The conclu sion arrived at, it is also said, was, that if President Garfield survive his relapse, it was tho duty of the Vice I President to go to Washington and declare his purpose of assuming con trol and exercising the duties of the Presidential office. At any time last week such a conclusion from an exclu sive stalwart conclave; was a grave, if not an indelicate one. To have posses- sod their souls in patience a few day* longer, at least until they were assur ed that the assassin's bullet had failed to make the vacancy which provided for the Vice President without ques <* tion, could have made little difference. At any rate, such an arrangement would have had more the appearance of propriety if made with the friends and political family of the stricken President. "■QUAL AND EXACT JUSTICE TO AL.L MEN, OX WHATEVER HTATK OH PERSUASION, KKI.IOIOUH OR I'OI.ITK A 1.."—J.FR. r..,n Tho Virginia Issue. The Northern Kepublican journals, says that able Democratic paper, the Lancaster Intelligeneer, which ure urg ing Republican support in Virginia of the Mahone ticket have great labor in making their course consistent with their profuse declarations of hostility to debt repudiation. The leading or guu, the New York Timet, scrambles over the difficulty by declaring that as neither party in Virginia proposes to pay the whole of the State debt, it feels itself at liberty to give its sym pathies, independently of that ques tion, on the principle that it is as much a sin to steal a pin as a greater thing; and so the Mahone party, which proposes to pay a little bit of the State debt, is no more dishonest than its opponents, who desire to pay a bigger bit, but not the whole of it. The position is more ingenious than ingenuous, since the Timet fails to give its due weight to the fact that the Virginia creditors have consented j to accept on a full acquittance what the Democratic party proposes to pay, 1 though it is not the full sum of their ! bond. If the creditors do not com plain probably the Timet need not. The fact is that the Mahone orators ami newspapers in Virginia rail at the bondholders and the Democracy as in coalition ami the main part of their capital is the antipathy they thus seek to excite against their polit ical opponents as the bondholders' j friends. Under the circumstances, which are very familiar to the Timet, it is of course very insincere and wholly dishonest in claiming that there is no difference, but in degree, in the repudiation designs of the par ties in Virginia, uud that one is not more entitled than another to the sympathy of debt-paying advocates. The Philadelphia Prett, which has been blowing hot and cold on the Mahone alliance for six months pa.t, being very hot before the administra tion got cold, ami fast cooling with its frigidity, was warmed up again under the seeming political expediencies of the situation and the encouragement of the Timet, into vehement advocacy of the Mahone "Readjustcrsand reconciles tho debt-paying conscience to such a repudiation alliance in pret ty much the style of its cotcmporary, but with a difference. The l*re*t dis covers that the Virginia Democrat*, though promising to pay more of the debt than the Mahone people, do not intend performance. While the "Re adjusteni," who offer very little intend to pay that little. Thus the /Vrns satisfies itself, or pretends to, that the Mahone party is the real debt-paying party, and as such joyfully embraces it. It is somewhat singular that the Virginia bondholders have not made this notable discovery along with the Prett. One would think that they would be for the party that proposed to pay, and that they would rather have a little cash than any amount of promises, and would be alert and quite as sagacious as the Prett in discerning the party that gave them the best as surance of their money. If it be true, as the J*rett alleges, that it is the Ma hone people who are the real bond holder's friends, it is notable that the Mahone people do not themselves pro claim it in Virginia, but on the con trary seek to throw the odium and the i glory of that connection upon the I Democrats. And here a remarkable tiling is to be observed ; which is the total differ ence in the ground taken by these Re publicad coadjutor* of Mahone in the North and bis partisaus in Virginia. There tho contest between two parlies that have made nominations for the Htate offices is distinctly upon the question of repudiation, or, as the ad vocates of that policy style it, "read justment" of the Htate debt. This is the issue upon which the contest is made and the parties are divided. It was strong enough to cause the disrup tion of the Republican convention and the adjournment of the jragmnta BEI.LEFONTE, PA., THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, IHBI. without making nominations. There j is no Republican State ticket. The Democratic ticket is headed by Major Daniel, an uncompromising debt pay er, and Mahonc'a ticket by Mr. Cam eron, who claims to be a Democrat and was until now, and who has no difference with his obi party, except upon the question of the payment of the debt, upon which he makes his canvass. He dare not make it ns a Republican, even if he would, nor as anything but a Democrat, because he must secure Democratic votes to sue- j ceed. To gain them he needs to de dare himself us good a Democrat as bis opponent. The light in Virginia, then, is ilis- ; tinctly waged between Democrats— ; one who has left the old organization ami one who stays in it —on the ques tion of the debt; and the Republican journals in the North who support the Democratic readjustcrs, rather than the Democrat who advocates the j payment of the debt according to the agreement made ls-tween the State and the bondholders, cannot to any intelligent apprehension twist away from the fact that they sustain those i who refuse to keep the plighted faith of the State to its creditors, and op pose those who propose to maintain it. The object of the Republican sup jsirt of Mulione is very obvious, and i the journals which seek to cover it up with the shallow pretext of the Timet and the Prett must have a very small opinion of the intelligence of their readers. The Republican politicians have come to think that Mahone is a necessity to them to be purchased nt any price ; and since the president's danger, ami the possibility of the Sen- ; ate president being a very inqsirtant officer, tbey arc more than ever Nilici tous to keep hold of the vote that con trols the choice. Maybe they are do ing the right thing for their party suc ce>; and maylsj not. When they abandon their party in Virginia and hand over its remains to Mahone tbey give a bird in the hand lor one in the bush ; which is rash. JUDGE I'EABSON, of llarrisburg, I in his charge to the grand jury the other day made some timely nnd sig- ! nificant references to their duty in connection with "speculative life in- J surancc." He said that agents and physicins who recommended the issuing of policies on unsafe subjects arc in dictable for conspiracy under the com mon law, and men who take out poli cies on those in whose lives they have no insurable interest are also offenders against the policy of th law, for which the late act of the legislature is defective in providing adequate pun ishment for such gambling operations. This fraudulent system, which is aptly denominated "death-bed insurance," i lias become an insufferable crime, is now introduced into almost every neighborhood in the State, nnd no in firm or decrepid man or woman is safe from the speculative greed and annoy nuce of its agents. It is time the courts and honest public sentiment would give the subject such attention as will at least restrain the operation of these shameless companies within the bounds of a seeming decent busi ness. THE Democratic: Committee of Lu zerne county, with lively recollections lof the methods of Frank Beamish and other noted factors in the manip ulation of the party machinery of -that county, are preparing to test the efficiency of the late act of Assembly, to obtain a fair party representation at their primary elections. The Com mittee had a meeting last week at which they designated the 22d of September as the lime for the meeting of the county nominating convention, and paased the following significant resolution : " That the chairman in connection with other members of the committee be empowered to Employ the services of two detectives in order to secure the conviction of all dele gates and candidates who violate the act of 1881." GENERAL JAMEH, of the Post Office department, seems to be determined ' to get to the bottom of the leaks in 1 his department, great and small. Me ' has issued an order requiring every Postmaster to see that the postage r stamps on all matter mailed at Ids J office are thoroughly cancelled. In every instance w here this is not done, ! 1 the Postmaster at the office of deliv- | ' cry must carefully cancel the stamp with the post-mark of his office, ami if | practicable, obtain the envelope and j forward it to the department with the j name of the office at which the matter * was mailed. The failure to cancel ' stamps is a large drain upon the re ceipts of the Department and this | I order is designed effectually to stop the drain, nnd prevent stamps doing 1 i double duty hereafter. I ♦ THE Democrats of Union county . met in convention at I/ wi.-hurg on ■ the 2'2d inst., and nominated the fol lowing ticket: Joseph <'. Bueber, for * President .lodge, Thomas <'. Barber ' for Associate Judge, U. K. Hans for Register, John S. Scbroek forTrcns- - urer and Daniel Striclilcr for Com missioner. This gives Judge Huc)u r 1 two counties and the district uoinina- ' lion. J. Merrill Linn i the Repub- ! [ lican nominee. ♦ THE Democrat* of I.vcoming coun ty met at \N iliiamsport, on Tuesday, , . and elected the following d< legates to | the State Convention : Michiu I Wolf, S. (. Mc.Miillen and R. A. Kinsloe. The nominations for county officers were, M. K. Swartz for Treasurer, Robert Wood for Register and Re j eorder, K. Tomb ami M. Koup for j County Co rum is* ion or*. ADDITIONAL LOCALS. COURT I'K<S KEDlNG*. —Uuurt oj.ned - for the August term on M>'f)dy, August ; j 22, At 2. P. M., hi* !lnor, Judge Orvis, presiding with Associate Judges Divcn snd Frsnck on the bench. The clerk of the court having called over the list of i grsnd juror*, twenty-three answered to I their name*, out of tho twenty-four origi nally summoned to serve. F. I*. Musser, ' Ko| , of Millhritn borough, *i foreman. Mr. llsrpor, clerk <>u4im j then administered s separate oath foreman, which am* oath was taken by all the other member* of the grand jury, j I The Court, alter delivering a brief but | comprehensive charge, the grand jury sent to the room to pa* upen the bu*ine | properly before it. Proclamation wa* then made, for the con*tahle* of the sever al borough* snd township* to msko their quarterly return*. The Court then pro ceeded to di*po* of the following bu*ine* on the argument list in the common plea* In the matter of the Overseer* of the Poor of Walker townhip v*. the Overseer* of the Poor of Belle fori to borough. Ap- j peal by Walker towntbip from order of removal. The appeal di*mi*ed and order | of removal sustained, which throw* tho | charge back on Walker township, j Commonwealth v*. Abraham Lincoln Miller, Calvin Miller, John Miller and j Harry Brown. Charged with a*ault and bittery upon Charles Williams. Cs-e called ; defendant* plead not guilty. After ' proceeding with the case a short time de , fondant* changed their pies of not guilty to I plea of guilty with the exception of John , Miller, in who*e case a nolle pmt was en- j tared. Calvin Miller and Harry Brown were sentenced pay c<t* of prosecu tion, fine of five dollar* and three month* imprisonment In the county jail. Lin coln Miller sentence *ame, except he got, five month* in the county jail. Enua Krtly and wife, for u*e of wife, v*. Samuel Aley. A p|n a! from justice of the peace. Verdict for the plaintiff for $263.48. Commonwealth v*. S. It. Pringle and William McAlarney. Charged with cruel ly to animal*. Defendant* plesd not | guilty. Verdict not guilty. Win. McAl arney to pay two third* the cost and prose cutor, John Beck with, the other third. Commonwealth v. William H. Leath er*. Fornication snd bastardy. Defend ant pleads not gully. After the case had progressed for some time, the parties, with the consent of tho Court settled the case and a noil. prot. wa* entered. Commonwealth v*. Edgar Clark. As sault and battery on Isaac David, who wa* a pupil under him attending public school j in Liberty township. Defendant pleads i not guilty. Verdict not guilty. i The following eases were disposed of by i the grand jury up to time of going to preas; Commonwealth vs. John ('. Bechdol. Charge. Malicious mischief. Bill r<-. turned Ignoramus by the grand jury and prosecutor, Jacob A Walker, to pay the coil*. ( ornrnonwealth vs. James Hmith. For nication and l,a,lardy. Prosecutrix, Ha rah Ann Ilealy. Commonwealth vs. Joseph Fetxer. Ma licinu* mischief. Prosecutor, Jacob Yar- , nell. True bill. Commonwealth vs. Elmer Foulk. As* j sault and buttery. Prosecutrix, Elizabeth Pennington. Bill returned ignoramus arid prosecutrix to pay the coetc. Common weal lb vs. llines. Fornication and bastardy. Prosecutrix, Annie C. Dora Gill. True bill. Commonwealth vs. Daniel Grove. Ob structing public highway. Prosecutor, D*i id lisrter. True bill. C> mmonwealth vs. John Whitcman. porno ati a nr. 1 bastardy. Prosecutrix, D lia Piter* True bill. C iiuiionwea'lb vs. John Norman. As. sault Willi intent to commit rajrfi. Prose, cutrix, Melvina Fink. True bill. Commonwealth vs. Jane 1 tooth, lately, Jane Hidings. Larceny. Prosecutor, Jo*, biding-. Itlll r*-turrie.l ignoramus. Commonwealth vs. Joseph Anderson. Forniralion ami bastardy. Prosecutrix, Tamison Green. True bill. Commonwealth vs. Archy Bounds. Vio lation of the liquor law. Furnishing li qu r t" men of known inU-uqicrale habits. True bill. In the common pi< n* the following case* i wei e di*[ -i-d of; J. B Smith vs. Dsniel Durst. Appeal August 22, lb -1. Plaintiff r.on suited Vn proclamation being made in open court. Gangs W. Walks? \- Kits* Boras?, Ajqeal. Plaintiff mm suited on procla ma'ion b ing ma le m , j • n court. ■P. D. N'ffs ex, i utor* vs. D. K. Get**- Appesl. S tiled and cost* paid. 1,1 C tni'-y v- II \V. Hoover. Aje peal. Settled and costs j aid. Commonwealth v>. Alexander Delige. Nidation of the liquor law. True bill. Defendant p>ad* not guilty. Upon appli cation of defendant to the court for an at torney. A. O. Fur,t, K-q., was appointed to conduct tho case for the defendant. Verdict not rendered at time of going to press. RETORT OF HIE GRAND JURY. T> the II u ■rtible thf Jidyr of the Courts \of Cr, / r ,'ify Mi* tlrnnd In'jumt re. rrj- rt> That we have exam- ic building* of the county ■- - ,fl * cell in the jail need* TO- is missing in the wi-e *"(fid the jail and yard in a very , gid condition. That the water closet* in the rear of the court bouse should tie kept in a better condition as the stench arising therefrom is almost unendurable and we recommend that *.> me disinfectant should be used to purifv the same. P. MUMER, Foreman. BELUEFONTB, IV, August 24, IKBI. DEATH or GEORGE H WEAVER.—After ! an acute illness of only a few day* dura , tion, though he had been in failing health | for soma months, George 11. Weaver, Esq., has gone to try the unseen realities of another world. Hi* death occurred on last Thursday afternoon and on Saturday his earthly remain* wor followed to their last resting place by a Urge assemblage of 1 hi* old neighbors and friends. George 11. Weaver was for many year* a prominent and popular citizen of Bellofonte. Ho had many warm friend* and wa* alway* re-|ieci<Nl by every one a* a kind, upright and just man. He wa* about ixly-evcn ! year* old and came to Bellefonte at an early age, having boon born and raised I upon the farm of hi* father in the adjoin ing township of Spring, We have heard it raid that at one time he worked at the trade of biack*fnithing, but soon abandon ed that occupation to learn the trade of a miller, working for a few year* in the old j Thome* mill, at pre*ent owned hy Dr. Hlo SV CO. In 1865 he wa* elected a jus tice of tho peace for the borough and served in that capacity for a period of ten years—hi* first term Of five yean proving bun *o well fitted for the position that he wa* ie-eiected in 1860 for a second term, by a large majority of the vnten of the town, lie also during hi* life filled other important trust* in the affair* of the town, *u<h a* Chief Burge**, and Ovcr aeer of tho Poor, and alway* with great credit to himself. One of the foretmwl members of the Bellefonte her remark ed in our hearing, the other day, that in all hi* experience a* a lawyer he thought George 11. Weaver wa* on# of the best justice* of the peaca that Belle fonte ever had. This U a tribute to hit worth that we deem proper to give to the public, lie wa* married when a young man to Mies Susan K Ingram, a most es timable lady, who died last Spring. Two dwugbien, Sarah, wife of Mr. J. Btee), of West Union, lows, and Ellen, are the only surviving children of this marriage. TKKMN: per Annum, in Afivsmee. GENERAL NEWS. General Leslie Coomli* died at, Lex ington, Ky., on Monday night, in hi* fcfth year. The grave of General Brsiddock, n**r Uniontown, Fayette county, is unmark ed by a stone. Edward 1,. Wolf, a well known journ alist of Srranton, died on Friday. He was th" last surviving son of ex-Gov ernor Wolf. M'ss Annie Moore, a highly-educated young lady of I'.eaver, who married a negro two year* ago and removed to Ohio, returner! to Beaver a few days ago. Hhe seeks reconciliation with lier pa rents. Five children of William Lloyd, of Union township, Union county, were poisoned by eating apples that had fall en from the tree, among ptotato vines that were sprinkled with Pari* green. Two of the children died. Private advice, received in Pari* state that Henry M. Stanley, the explorer, is lying dangerously ill half way between Stanley Poo! and the mouth of the Congo. He has so little faith in his Own recovery that be has made his will. It is repot ted that a fight has taken place Ix-tween Lieutenant Schipffer. of the Fort Bli-s garrison, and Indians near Valley, H" miles northwest of LI Pao, Tex., in which Lieutenant Smith, four soldiers and George Haily, a well known mining expert, were ki'ied. Lieutenant ScL f fl<-r was wounded. A telegram from Linn, Mass.. an nounce* the arrest, in that city, of Thomas Marvin, who last month. bv false repr<-Mntation, letrayed Miss Lu cie Turpin, a highlv connected young lady of Richmond,VVa t into marriage, and then deserted her at Albany : and who also obtained money from a bank of Richmond by means of a forged draft. He is awaiting a requisition from Virginia. Heavy rains for some days past in <lolorado have done much damage, <• t-ecially to the railroads, which have suffered from ws-hout'. A terrible watersj-out, near Canon City, on Satur 'hy, swept r.tf whole sections of rail way tie* into the Arkansas river, it i* believed the road to Mirer diff will not ;be open for a week. A paenger train which left Canon City on Saturday night is stopped twelve miles from that place, ' .ittie and hor-es were swept ! iWav by the waterspout. The I'epartnu-nt of State has receiv ed from I'r. It. Kill*, an eminent sur i geon of Lngland, through .1. Itussell I/a well, our Minister to I/ondrm. a pack age ot draining tubes and other surgical instruments, of which be is the inrent or. which are largely used in the Eng lish hospitals, and which be re<v>m ' mend* for ue by tho Presidents pbvsi cians. The piackage has been forwarded by the State I'opart merit to the surgeon* having charge of the President'* case. The instruments are accom|-ani<-l by full instructions how to u*e them, and also with a letter of indorsement from Mr .lame* Paget, one of England's greatest surgeons. "wing to the low condition of tho water in the James river, resulting from a continued drouth, Richmond. Va., is now suffering from the worst water fam j ine it ha* ever known. For several days past the elevates! portions of the city have had no water from the usual source of supply, and now the whole city is in the same condition, and it is only at intervals that any water can he had from the water works. This scarc ity has caused the suspension of almost all of the induiri<k which rely on wa ter piower for purposes. All the residences are without water for even necessary purposes, except such a supply a# can be ha<i from a few old wells and springs which heretofore have been considered ylmost unfit for use, the water from them having been declared unhealthy time and again. Fights with the Indian*. TIIISTV rton.t EL 1.1.ED AND A SrotE Ot SOI.DIKRS XI 1.1.ED OR WOODED. SANTA FE, N. 11., Aug. 30. —"n Thurs day last Lieut. Taylor had a fight in t JO San Mateo Mountains, capturing the camp of the Indians and twenty horses. The Indians are in several psrtiea and moving southwest. Every available man under the command of Gen. Hatch it either in the field or guarding settle ment*. The numtier ot troops is too small, however, and the peopde are arming for self preservation. A delega tion of the citixen* of Socorro is now here ssking the Governor to call out the militia for the purpoao of protect ing the settlement and mining e*mp. Three volunteer companies are arming at Albuquerque for service should the Navajoes become restless. So ar the i trooi a have bad six tight* with the bos j tiles. I hiring the raid a.une thirty peo ple have been killed, and the soldiers have lost about twenty in killed and wounded. Advice* from Cuchel* Negro, under date of August Ifi. state that the Nava joes are not on the war path ; that some Indians and Mexicans bad a row. in winch two Indian* and one Mexican were hilled, and that all was apparent ly quiet on that date. NEW ORLEANS. Aug. 21.- A special dir patch to ths /Vm.vr-st from El l'aso, Texas, sava: - Reliable intelligence haa t.-en received U day of a fight between Lieut. Schaeffcr. ot Fort Bliaa garrison and Indiana, near Vallejo, a ■•* miles northwest nf E! J>" Lieut. Smith, tour jgf"" Daly, the A owner of extensile were killed. \M wounded. 1 ■<s the Indians nil A A NO. 31.