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fpje (Centre tl£h Democrat
SHIKJKUT \ FOUNTKR, Editors.
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Torm* 81.50 per Annum, In Advance.
8. T. SHUGERT and R. H. FORSTER, Editor..
Thursday Morning, September 1, 1881.
Democratic County Ticket.
ASSOCIATE Jl* DOES,
JOHN O. LARIMER, of Spring,
JOHN K. RUNKEL, of Potter.
J. CALVIN HARPER, of Bellefonte.
THOMAS J. DUNK EL, of Rush.
JAMES A. McCLAIN, of Hoggs.
FRANK K. HI RLE, of Spring.
DANIEL C. KELLER, of Potter.
A. J. GREIST, of Unionville,
JOHN WOLF, of Miles.
JOHN S. PROUDFOOT, of Milesburg,
F. P. MUBSKR, ol Millheim.
GEORGE W. Rtoon, the Washing
ton banker, died at his residence in
that city, last week. His estate is
valued at $4,000,000.
THE time for the registering of
voters closes on the Bth of September.
Every Democrat in the county should
be registered previous to that day.
SENATOR DON CAMERON is to at
tend the veterans re union at Wells
boro, Tioga county, in September.
He is to quarter with "me too," some
times called John I. Mitchell.
CONFIDENCE in the result of the
election in Ohio does not seem to in
spire either party. The Democrats
hope to win, hut do not count upon
victory with any degree of certainty.
The Republicans exhibit gloomy fore-
bodings and fear that in Foster's at
tempt to ride two horse, both may
be unmanageable. Prohibition and
brandy do not work together smoothly.
LIEUT. FLIPPER, of the army, act
ing commissary at Fort Davis, Texas,
has been arrested for embezzlement,
ami is in close confinement. Lieut.
Flipper is the only colored graduate
of West Point in commission in the
army, and it is a pity that he should
have fallen into the practice* of the
white trash, so frequently detected in
similar raids upon the public finances.
A DEAF MUTE convention was held
at Harrisburg last week. It is said
the members of the convention show
ed remarkable intelligence and were
much interested in the proceedings.
Among the resolutions adopted was
one setting forth that an additional
State institution for the education of
the deaf ami dumb, is much needed.
They also adopted resolutions com
mending the church work among deaf
mutes; acknowledging educational
benefits obtained through the gener
osity of the State, nnd urge the estab
lishment of a high class of deaf mute
schools a an important experiment
in the mute's education. The next
State convention is to be held in Phil
adelphia in 1884.
THE Htar-route thieves, AS a matter
of course, have little love for Wayne
MacVeagh, the Attorney General.
Not even the gloom that surrounds
the hour, and pervades every avenue
of public ami private business at the
capitol, could restrain the glee of the
organ of the thrives over the proba
ble retirement of this faithful cham
pion of honest administration, in case
of the death of the President. The JVa
tional Republican, the organ and apol
ogist of the Star route thieves, dis
misses Mr. MacVeagh thus: "The
Pennsylvania pettifogger might as
well pack his traps ami hie away to
obsci rity, for he has proven himself
to be the greatest fraud ever foisted
upon the Government." Not so fast!
The assassin's shot may not prove
fatal, and if it does, Arthur may get
I*4pto his head, that theives ought to
be punished and the Government fi
nances protected from marauders, j
"RQI'AI. AN)> KX ACT JUSTICE TO ALL MEN, or WIIATEVEII STATE OK PERSUASION, RELIGIOUS OK Pol. ITICAI.."—J<-fTc r.or,
Tho Trousury Department.
Jay Gould has been interviewed by
his principal organ in New York, and
expresses the opinion that in ease of
the death of tho President and tho
accession of Arthur, changes in the
Cabinet will he made; and that Win
dom will be retired in favor of an
eastern man, to conduct the business
of the Treasury. No doubt, Jay
Gould will have the right man for the
right place to suit the New York
sha.'ks. The Tribune interview says it
would lie "natural" for Arthur to ap
point "an eastern man," and in this con
nection the Harrisburg J'ulriot perti
nently remarks that "In talking about
it being "natural" and "proper" to ap
point "an eastern man" secretary of
treasury, Mr. Gould, if he lie sincere,
reveals the narrow spirit of a cockney.
A western man is as capable of under
standing the business of the treasury
and the interests of the whole people
in connection with it, as an eastern
mau, if his habitat were Wall street
or the regions of the Barbnry Const
in Philadelphia. He can conduct the
affairs of the treasury as well too if
he is not a national banker, or never
speculated in the rise and fall of
stocks in his life. To talk about geo
graphical qualifications in connection
with important public affairs is mere
nonsense. The requisites of ability
and fitness can be found west of the
Ohio as well as east of it.
Two thing* arc betrayed hy Jay
Gould in this interveiw. 11" do -
not like Secretary W'iudom and he
would like to have a man at the head
of the treasury who would run the de
partment more in accord with hi*
own financial views. He ha* good
reasons for hi* dislike for the present
secretary of the treasury. Shortly
In-fore taking hi* present position Mr.
Windom strongly expressed hi* opin
ion in regard to the danger.* of the
corporation *y*U m of which Jay < ion Id
i* the foremost representative. In the
Senate he voted for the Thurman hill
to compel the Pacific railroad monop
oly to perforin it* obligations to the
government, and that act wa* enough
to earn the hostility of Jay Gould,
recently Mr. Windom'* acti-*n
in offering to redeem nt onee without
rebate of interest the outstanding live
twenties due October !*t has no doubt
interfered with the Gould plan l<>r
tightening the money mnrket. An
"eastern man" nt the head of the
treasury would probably not have
adopted such a course, at lea*t with
out consulting those who have "expe
rience in financial matter*." The kind
of an eastern man to suit Jay Gould
for secretary of the trca*ury should IK?
one who would assist him to rig the
money market so a* to produce anoth
er "Black Friday." When engaged
in that memorable "Black Friday"
conspiracy to lock up the gold of the
trea*ury antl bring discredit upon the
paper currency of the government,
Mr. Gould explained to President
Grant that the laudable purpose was
"to move the crops." He would like
to have as secretary of the treasury
now a man who would help hint to
"move the crops" whether he comes
from the west or oast. Evidently
William Windom is not that kind of
GEN. WICKHAM, the leader of the
Republican party of Virginia, pub
lishes a letter stating that inasmuch
as tho Republican party are without
candidates in the field for State of
fices, tho memlicrs of that party are
free to cast their votes according to
their individual preferences or abstain
from voting altogether. He contends
that no honest Republican can vote
for the Rcadjuster candidates without
abandoning a vital principle of the
National Republican party. "As for
myself," says Gen. Wickham, "I am in
the canvass heartily for the Democrat
ic candidates, as their election would
he far less hurtful to the best interests
of the State and country than that of
the Rcadjuster.*, but when this canvas.*
BKLLKT'ON'TK, I'A., THURSDAY, SEI'TKM I'.KR I, 1881.
j is over, I shall exert all the zeal 1 pos
sess to resusitiito and reunite, the Re
-1 publican party of Virginia,
< )ne of the silly stories put in cir
culation, probably hy interested par
tics, immediately after the meeting of
the Democratic t'ounty convention,
\wi* one to the effect that Mr. James
A. McClain secured the nomination
for Register through a bargain with
Henry Beck, hy which, in the event
of MeClaitt's election, Mr. Beck was
to perform the duties of the office.
Wlx-n fir-t uttered, we pronounced
this story n malicious canard, circula
ted solely for the purpose of injuring
the successful nominee. Mr. McClain
hit* already repudiated the story, and
yesterday we received the following
note from Mr. Beck, who also gives it
an unequivocal denial :
EDITORS CENTRE In MIX RAT :
there being a rumor afloat to the of
feet lb it 1 was to fill the office of Keg
iHtc-r in o.i Mr. .lamp* A. McClain wn*
elected, I dexire injustice to him to *:iy
through your column* tlxit 1 <lo not ex
poet to lilt *ai<l position. It lis* never
been offered to me by Mr. McClain, or
by anyone in hi* behalf; neither was
any bargain ever entered into between
us in regard to the matter. Hoping
that tin* will be satisfactory to all par
lit*.*, aixl that Mr. McClain will receive
a full p<rty vote, 1 remain,
Truly your*. <(c.,
IIESRV BEI E.
This would seem to settle the matter
effectually, and wc hope hereafter to
hear nothing more alKiut this cam
paign falsehood. The nomination of
Mr. McClain i* one in which the
Democratic j arty ran take pride nnd
support with heart iix **, and we do not
doubt that it will be triumphantly
ratified nt the poll*.
A LIVELY scramble is brewing lie
twecn the B"-.* nnd Independent fac
tions of the Republican party, to he
fully developed at the Stat' Conven
tion for tic nomination of a candidate
for Slate Treasurer. For s-iitx- time
lim k Senator Davie*, of Bradford, ha*
had the field nil to hitn-clf, and his
nomination generally conceded. But
it appears the hopes and expectation*
of Davie* and hi* trim 1- were prema
ture. The machine, which for a time
remained dormant, ha* now l<n put
in working order, and as Davie* was a
bolter la-t winter against R >-* supre
macy, he i* not considered a desirable
candidate. Gen. Bailey, of Fayette,
a faithful third-termer and active
Bo.** lieutenant, ha* therefore IH-CII
brought out, nnd M pressed with vigor
to defeat Davie*. Of p.nirsr the inn
chine management will win. It al
ways d'K-*, if not hy direct, by indirect
mean.*, a* in the election of Senator
last winter. No bolter need npplv.
Bosses Cameron, Quay and Magee
will see to that business.
IT i* said that Senator Beck, speak
ing of the rourse the Democrats of
Senate should pursue in the event of
the death of the President, remarked,
"It would he a time when love of
country should rise above nil party
questions. As to my own course, I
would he in favor of some conserva
tive Republican, say Ilcnry B. An
thony, of Rhode Island, for the posi
tion of President pro Irm. of the S-n
--ate. and thus avoid any inducement
for any insane person or poliiicnl fa
natic to desire tho death of Mr. Ar
thur. In such a contingency, this
would he a graceful recognition of the
fact that, under the great calamity
which has befallen the nation, the in
tensity of party spirit and the eager
ness for spoils were for the time for
HEN A Ton BUTLER of South Caro
lina is credited with a very sensible
trueism in relation to the influence
of newspapers upon the public intelli
gence, when he says that "every fami
ly should have a newspaper, if they
expect or rare to keep peace with the
current events of this fast moving
age." Books are not always accessi
ble, but newspapers are and at a price
that places them within the reach of
the poor as well as the rich.
Facts of Record.
There has been no party in the
I nited States since our political his
tory began, says the Washington /W,
that has given so many evidences of
lofty patriotism and sincere devotion
to the public welfare as have been pre
sented by the Democracy since 187*5.
In its peaceful, submission to the an
nulment of its victory in the election
of that year, in its orderly ami digni
fied demeanor throughout four years
of irregularity in the Presidential of
fice; in its graceful acceptance of the
result ol the last campaign, when it
was defeated by an unstinted use of
money ; the unanimity and cordiality
of its greeting to the new President;
in its faithful support of his Adminis
trutiou and the encouragement which
it gave him to go forward with the
reforms that he projmsed, the Demo
cratic party set an example that will
he remembered to its honor as long as
the Republic shall endure.
\N hen the Senate met in extra ses
sion last March and the bitter fight of
tho Republican factions began, the
Democratic parly, n- represented by
its Senators, to were* i ton lofty moral
altitude. As compared with the Re
publican party, the bearing of the
Democracy throughout the eonte-t in
the Senate ami tlx- subsequent strug
gle at Albauy, was simple grand.
Them • weighty fact- ought to he of
value to tin- Democracy in the elec
tions of 1881, ami they will he, utile-*
their influence shall be neutralixcd by
TIIOM\S J. DUNK EL, the Democrat
ic candidate for Sheriff, i< circulating
among hi* friend* and doing good
work for himself. The boats of the
Republicans that it i- in their power
to defeat him, or anv other mrson
upon the ticket, are ali idle vnjioring*.
Mr. Dunki'l and the c-iatir* ticket will
receive a splendid endorsement at the
poll* in November. Rear that in
miml. R. publican friends, and ml apt.
your talk to it.
Inn Democratic partv ha* H natural
fondue* - for old i*n<-* and <le id polite
c an*. 11 might run Black fur
President in I**l on lix- horning ques
tion of indorsing Hiicliauaii's CaLinel.
/. '•;! Upt/bltCI *
Yes,and it might run ".!< r" Rlack"
for President in I*iß| "on the burning
question of vimliex ting tlx- christian
religion and dmioli-hing tho Republi
can champion of infidelity, Col. Inger
soll. Since our co ntemporary thinks
the Democratic party "ha* a natural
t 7T mfti l -■ ' f-tr tic un'iqnr. we cordially
agree with it in it.* suggestion of Judge
Black a* a suitable candidate for Pres
ident in IKK4. Have a care. This
grand old champion of Democracy
and the christian religion i* hy no
means uuthought. of a.* one of thp
men who should he President. In his
ripe old age ami the plenitude of his
rare and exceptional culti re, the
whole Knglish speaking world would
welcome Jeremiah S. Black to tho
highest civic position in the warld.
GEN. HANCOCK has been rej>rted
as having in the "ears to Portland"
declared Vice President Arthur to be
"ati able, patriotic, high-minded gen
tleman, and in the event of his lieing
called to the Chief Magistracy he
would discharge the duties with hut
one purpose—that of benefitting the
entire country, and that the |>eople
mighty relv on his judgment with en
tire confidence." This is certainly
high praise, from a high source, if
true. But, tho Vioo President being
a mere politician, with associations
and antecedents that would not com
mend him to personal acquaintance
with Hancock, we doubt very much
whether this endonx-meut of tho Vico
President is pmpcrly credited to him.
GITKAU, the assassin, is much exer
cised with fear that he may be tho
victim of a mob. He wrote to Dis
trict Attorney Corkbill that in the
prescut condition of the President he
has confidence in no one, and cladiiu
When the DEMI* UA I went to press
last week the country was prepared to !
hear at any moment that the Pre.*i- 1
dent of the I'nited States had siie
cu in bed to tlx: bullet of Guiteau. His
splendid fight with death ; his heroic
effort to preserve hi- life to his family j
and the nation had already challeng
ed tho admiration of the entire civi
lized world. But then it apjieared as
if even nn indomitable will combined
with a christian fortitude that has
hut few more illustrious examples in
the history of human suffering, would
go down before the approach of the
pale horseman. A wtiole nation stood
with bowed head. Section was forgot
ten. 'J he long severed bonds which
divided parties were re-united. It was
the solemn grief of a nation, not of
a party, or u section. From the gold
i n slope- of the Pacific, to the rugged
shores of N w Ktiglaml ; from the
lake* on the North to the everglades
of Florida, came expressions of pro
found sorrow for the impending fate
of the nation .- patient. It was such
a spectacle as is seldom seen. It is
only pos-ible in a free country. Hap
pily, after suffering the most intense
agony, and undergoing painful and
critical operations, the President ral
lied. 'I here is no mistaking his nar
row i -cajK! from death. Ilis physi
cians, one and all, considered for a
while that it a- u.-< longer to bat
tle for hi- life. But the ways of God
are mv-t ri..u-. To-day we can a*-
sure our readers that while the Presi
dent i- yet in a mo-t dungerou* con
dition, and the grave--t apprehension is
! felt for hi* ultimate rc-overv, there is
-till much of that lxi|>c that i- always j
buoyant until tlx- laD -t breath. Late '
advici - put his pui- • at !•-">, with r< -pi
ration and temperature normal. This \
i- tlx: lowest the Pre-identV pul-c has
IHCII formally day- and augers for the
br-*t. A line i ustitution ha* only
[ pre*crv< Ihim-'l i;. While h i* still
within the valley and the shadow of
death, the in*' nitabl- will of the Ma-t< r
may reach out a re-cuing Land. To
day is the (>lst day *incc the shooting
of the Prc-idcnt. The death of the j
ruler of any nation by the hand of an
n-a--in wuild l>- deplored. But there
j would not, in d*p.<tic countries, be,
. tLnt genuine love of tho chief that j
follows General Garfield through every '
phase of his din- trouble.
Mr. Blaine'* dispatcher to our for- i
eign reprcM iitative* have won tho di>- 1
tinction of giving the most correct !
statements of the President's condi
tion. Therefore we append the fol
lowing a* his latest report*, which
may he regarded a* trustworthy hy
WASHINGTON. I). C„ August it.
lyi/tll. Aft nutter : The condition ot the
President at 10 o'clock continue* as fa
; volatile a* could lie expected. Within
the p*t thirty hours hi* improvement
■ lias given great encouragement to the
attending surgeons. He swallows an
j adequate supply of liquid food. The
parotid swelling discharges freely and
ixives promise of marked imgrovement.
Hi* mind i perfectly clear. He has,
1 herhaps, a little more (ever than WAS
Anticipated, and hi* respiration is some
what ataoe normal. The general feel
ing is one of hopefulness. Two or three
•fays more of improvement will be
needed to inspire confidence.
W AStttNGTON, August 29,
Afmistcr IxnorU, //on/fni .- At 10-40 to
night the general condition ot the Presi
dent is favorable, l.ste in the afternoon
hi* pulse rose to 112 and his tempera
ture to 100—both a little higher than
the surgeon* expected. Hi* pulse has
now fallen to 108. and the fever is sub
siding. The parotid swelling is steadily
improving and is slowly diminishing.
The apprehension of serious blood pois
oning becomes less every hour.
WASHINGTON, August 30, 10.30 r. a.
I/meet I At truster J/omtoH : The I'resi
dent, if not rapidly advancing, is at
least holding his own. His fever is lees
than last night, and swollen gland
steadily improves. Ilis pulse continues
rather high, running this evening from
110 to 114. Perh*|>s the best indication
in the case is that the President himself
feels better, and his mind being now
perfectly clear he readily compare* one
day's progress with another.
/ BLAINE, Secretary.
Aaaftrr $40,000,000 worth of writ
ing nvper is mauufaclured in the
United States auuuaJly.
TKHMS: sl.ro per Annum, in Atlviimc.
f'olonel I'". J'. Kicroher, a prominent
j citizen of Pottsville, Schuylkill county,
•lied on Sunday last. Ha served gal
! lantly in the Mexican war, wan aasoci
i uted with the early journalism of
| Schuylkill county, and in latter year*
j wiii connected with the Safe I><*|>OMt
i Bank of I'otUville.
j It in expected that 30.1100 soldier*—
| militia men—will attend the centennial
| celebration in York town, Va., in Octo
-1 her. Thin will ho the biggest army
I neon together in thin country aince the
| armies of the rebellion disbanded, and
I will considerably exceed in number the
I combined armies of America, France,
! and Knglaod, engaged in the contest
which ended in Cornwallis' surrender.
K|<icures who devour "sardines" be
cause they are i rationed will be pleased
to learn that in Washington county, on
the coast of Maine, there are twenty
two factories where herring are put in
imitation French boxes, bearing French
labels, as sardines. They are preserved
in cotton -eed oil and not in olive oil,
as sardines are supposed to be preserv
ed. It is some satisfaction to know that
these imitation sardines are just as ex
| pensive as those caught in the Mediter
ranean, otherwise they might not be
quite so palatable.
In a recent contest in Fmgland be
tween America and Kngland manu
facturers of harvesting machinery, at
which one of the principal objects of
competition were sheaf binding ma
chines, the American exhibitors were
victorious. The prizes, a gold and a
silver medal, were awarded McCor
mirk's Harvesting Machine Company,
of Chicago, the silver medal to .John
ston's Harvester Company, ol New York.
Kngliah prestige is coming to be confin
ed to ancient and rnoss grown abbey-,
castles and the like.
We learn that a little netrro boy in
Macon county, Ua.. was sent by his em
ployer, on Friday or Saturday, to drive
up some cattle, and while he was re
turning home with the cattle, some five
or six head, a severe rain began to fall,
rhe boy, who was on a mule, and all of
the cattle gathered up under a large
oak for shelter. While there a flah
of lightning shivered the tree, killed -s
i the mule, knocking the little negro
j about twenty feet off from it, and kill
ed all the cattle. Ibe little negro was
| only stunned, and a* soon & he recov-
I ered made Ins way as fat sis possible to
bis roaster, a-.d with trror depicted in
his face told him that he su "under de
j tr<-e to keep out oh de rain, de debble
! run down 10 a streak oh lire, frowert
j him from de mule an i den killed all de.
cattle and mule and run ofT trid dern."'
"ne of the tno-l gigantic schemes of
i's kind i that win. n proposes to direct
the cum nt of the -t. Lawrence Hiver,
opposite Montreal, into the channel be
tween St. Helen's Island and the south
ern shore—this i to be accomplished
; by running dam < '. large proportions
from I'oint ."st. Charles, in the western
part of the city, to St. Helen's Island,
fhis dam would be feet long and
VM feet broad, nnd would give a head
of twenty f,et for tniil elevators and
i factories. As contemplated, this pro
1 ;<-ct would cot some $7,000,000, and
would realize the following advantages:
The dam could be utilised either as a
J railway or carriage road, or both, thus
i obviating the necessity of a tunnel, and
j the harbor would be made a still-water
; one. where vessels might winter.
The Garfield Fund.
< MITIM ATF.S MA $145,000 IN HONKS AL
READY IN NR.*. lAiritui'i POSSESSION.
N'rw YORK, August 29.—Although no
special eflbrt has been made by the pro
moters of the movement, the feeling
of anxietv concerning the President
has directed attention to the Garfield
family fund, which, during the days of
his supposed recovery, seemed to be
slipping out of public notice. Some of
the wealthiest men in the country pri
vately pledged themselves for the pay
ment of large sums in case of the Presi
dent's death. Thus far $l5 A.757.07 baa
been subscribed, and all of tbia sunt,
except $5,000 which came as a condi
tional subscription from Columbus.
Ohio, has l>een paid to the Vniled
Mates Trust Company. Acting under
the conditions of the trust, this com
pany has purchased and now holds for
the fund $125,000 of the Toiled Mates
four per cent, registered bonds, on
which the interest is $5,000 per annum.
The bonds cost $145,281.25, and theie is
a cash balance with the Trust Company
of $0,976.40. Certificates for the $125,-
000 bonds which have been purchased
have already been placed in the hands
of Mrs. Garfield.
Wit KESKARRV, August 29.—The body
of an old man named .lohn Sheridan,
wan yesterday morning dtsoovered in a
hogshead of rain water located at the
repair ahops of the Pennsylvania Coal
Company, at Pittstnn, where Sheridan
had been employed for a long time
past, lie was about sixty five years old,
and, though it is given out to-day that,
he committed suicide, suspicions are en
tertained that Sheridan is a victim of
the graveyard insurance crace. It ia
whispered that policies upon hit life
amounting to upward of slQ<>,ooo had
been secured, and aince there are dis
tricts in Luserne county where absolute
bankruptcy has almost been precipitat
ed by the demands of the mutual com
panies for assessments, and Pittston ia
one of them, it is thought that further
investigation will show that Sheridan
was murdered, and that he did not kill