Centre Democrat. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1848-1989, September 22, 1881, Image 1

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    Sljr Centre Democrat.
VOL. 3.
She <£fntw democrat.
Term. 51.50 per Annum,in Advanoe.
S. T. SHUQERT and R. H. FORSTER, Editor..
Thursday Morning, September 22, 1881.
Democratic Coanty Ticket.
JOHN O. LA HI M KK, of Spring,
JOHN K. HUNK EL, of Potter.
J. CALVIN HARPER, of Bollefonto.
JAMES A. McCLAIN, of Boggs.
FRANK E. BIBLE, of Spring.
DANIEL C. KELLER, of Potter.
A. .T. GREIST, of Unionvillo,
JOHN WOLF, of Miles.
JOHN S. PROUDFOOT, of Milesburg,
F. P. MUBSBR, of Millheim.
to boss the New York State Conven
tion. lie is now taking the prelimin
ary steps, and is successfully operating
the Republican primaries. The half
breeds have found him a lively, if not
a troublesome political ghost.
Two regiment* of French Infan
try are expected to be present at
the Yorktown Centennial celebration.
Preparation* are beng made in New
York for their reception on arrival at
that port. Thia celebration promises
to be more grand and imposing than
was anticipated by the moat sanguine.
MITCHELL, the independent Senator
for whom the bolters last winter pled
ged their honors, is found not to be
the mau they yoted for. He turns out
to be some other fellow—s mere shad
ow of boss Don. and now Lakes occa
tion to denounce the attempt of Wolfe
to assert his manhood and that of his
t'ANMDATra for Governor are loom
ing up. Among those named for the
Democratic nomination, we notice the
name of our friend, the Hon. Jamea
11. Hopkins of Pittsburg, as one who
will be urged from the west. Mr.
Hopkins is a man of rare ability, and
would not discredit the choice, if the
Democracy should conclude to make
him the standard bearer.
county, one of the bolters against the
Cameron ring last wiuter, while decla
ring his continued hostility to boss
rule, seems to think that the best way
• - to break up the boss system is to sup
port the boss candidates for office.
Htrnnge as his remedy may appear, it
is not new or novel, and he may be
right after all. Corruption and tyran
ny, if thus encouraged, may eventual
ly become so aggressive and burden
some as to induce the people to rise in
■their might and overthrow the whole
organisation from which the -bosses
and the boss system derive their be
ing. Stewart, and such, may stick,
but Wolf and thousands of other Re
publicans are capable of disgust and
the exercise of honest, independent
thought in their own right.
bles seem to be on the increase. Be
sides the proceedings to get rid of his
wife, his room was entered the other
day at Washington by a burglar, and
a box containing diamonds and jewel
ry to the value of $6,000 broken open
and the contents carried off. The ar
ticles stolen were entrusted to his care
in Peru for safe keeping. In addition
to proving an unsafe custodian of his
g friend's ornaments, he believes him
/ self challenged to mortal combat by a
letter received from his brother-in-law,
Dr. Lugeubeel, of Washington, de
manding an interview. But to reas-
Jf sure him and quiet his apprehensions,
his wife has addressed him aa affec
tionate note in which these words ap
' pear "you can save yourself of any
fear of your life
The Independents.
The work and the feast to which
Charles S. Wolfe invites all fair mind
ed Republicans are not small. The
task he has undertaken is one of great
magnitude, and if successful, the dig
nity and power to which it will in the
near future, raise our great Common
wealth will lie inconceiveable. The
Republicans of Pennsylvania little
think, (or if they do think, they fai!
entirely to act,) that the party of which
they boast so much and which once ex
isted for noble purposes and had high
aims, is now owned, controlled and
bound by oue family. And who is
this family, if you please, father and
eon, that rule this once great party?
We desire to iuquire so that Republi
cans may for themselves see who owns
them, and that they may for shame, if
for nothing else, flee from the power
of the boss as from the bite of an ad
der or the sting of a serpent. In 1855
twenty-eight members of the Legisla
ture belonging to the American party,
refused to go iuto caucus where there
was a chance of the father being elec
ted to the United States Senate, and
they published an address to the peo
ple of the State, in which at that ear
ly day they spoke of him as follows:
" A mau whose whole history Is but
" the history of intrigue. A man who
" has despised all party obligations,
" and treated all caucuses with con
" tempt. The inquiry arises who is
" Simon Cameron ? As a statesman
" fame has never associated his nnme
" with the world. There is not char
" acter enough in the man to imjxwe
"oa crcdplity itself. We consider him
" the fit representative of nothinjjgood,
" and as a fit exponent of no honora
" hie principle. Ask us not to support
" a nomination brought about, as we
" believe, by the concentrated and co
" hesive power of public plunder and
" the superadded element of shameless
" and wholesale private bribery." The
career so fitly described in the above
quotation was continues!, in the same
shameless and corrupt manner before
the public until in 1877, when R. B.
Hayes, more properly known to fame
as the great fraud, refused to make
the son Secretary of War, the father
resigned his seat in the Senate and the
son was, by a venal and corrupt Legis
lature, elected to fill bis place. And
the same inquiry may be made of tha
son that twenty-eight members of the
Legislature made in 1855 of the fath
er. Who is James Donald Cameron ?
Perhaps the very best that can be said
of him is, that he is the son of his
father. What has be done that would
give his name to the world as a states
man? He quartered troops upon the
Southern people while Secretary of
War, and attempted to arouse the
people of the State to thi horrors of
war by sending from Washington to
the Legislature at Harrishurg, resolu
tions to intimidate the peop:s from
questioning the election of Hayes. By
attention to the primary elections in
1878 he had representatives chosen to
the Legislature who again returned
him to the Senate in 1879. He named
the man to be voted for for Senator
in 1881, and a Legislature obedient
to hit will hastened to publicly ratify
the choice. And from the hour of
that ratification there has been a con
tinued assault made on the men who
showed resistance to his first choice.
This is the feast, young men of the
Republican party, to which you are
invited by Cameron. Dare to show
your independence and exert your in
tellectual power, and you are tramped
upon by the moat powerfbl, as well •
the meanest and moat selfish ring on
the face of the earth.;
Wolfe invites yon to a better work
and' a nobler feast. Follow him and
you will have an opportunity to make
use of your powers and free yourselves
'from the influences that oppose and
degrade you. Bosses do not desire
and have no use for men of knowledge
and intellectual strength. The less
br::ra have the more abject
slaves fe d pliable tools they become.
And why should not the honest men
iu the Republican party, the men who
care not for office, but have been and
are Republicans because they believe
iu that part},support Wolfe? Dc> not
be misled ; be is uot a candidate by
the invitation or solicitation of the
Democratic party. He is a Republi
can candidate, a Republican of the
best ty|H-. Perfectly honest and cour
rageous, and a man of great intellect
ual power. One who, when the legis
lature was corrupted and votes were
bought for tho purpose of passing the
four million steal bill, brought the
members of the ring engaged in that
business into the court of quarter ses
sions, bad them convicted, and sen
tenced to dwell in the peuiteotiary for
one year. This is the kiud of a man
who proposes to lead the better ele
ments of the Republican party from
uuder the yoke that has burned into
the flesh. Will you follow ?
THE Doylestown Democrat does well
to call upon the Democratic State
Convention, which meets next week at
Williamsport, to give the party "sound
corn, not husks." In the present con
dition of our State politics the duty
of the Convention is a plain one.
Public opinion does not seem to he
centered upon any particular person
for the office of State Treasurer; but
whoever the fortunate nominee may
be, he should be u good and true man
who will comrnaud the earnest sup*
port of every Democrat in the State.
There are many gentlemen of excel
lent character and standing named
for the position, and the Convention
should not go wrong in choosing be
tween them. Give us a clean candi
date--a mau who will administer the
office in the interests of the taxpayers
—who will keep clear of treasury
rings and speculator* with the funds
of the treasury, and the people will
ratify their work. Anv thing less
than such a nominee will not do at
this time.
RI.AIH, the Repudiation-Republican
candidate for Attorney General of Vir
ginia, ha* written a letter in which he
expresses the opinion that suffrage
should never have been conferred U|MIII
the colored people, and that it would
be better for Virginia if this cla
could Ire got rid of. He *ays this clo*s
of voter4are always up to the highest
bidder. This being the source from
which the Mahone party principally
derive their importance a* a political
organization, no doubt Mr. lilair a* a
candidate, ha* found them to be some
what expensive, and is corresponding
ly annoyed, and sufficiently incautious
to express bis feeling before the elec
tion. Mahone will have to reprove
his leaky subordinate. The mere cry
of forgery, which we percievc our hon
ered Republican contcmpory down
town reiterates, is not sufficient to ex
cuse the writer of the letter referred
to, as he has failed to meet the chal
lenge of the gentleman to whom the
letter wa* addressed, to demand the
fullest proof.
THE Cameron Ringsters and the
Greenbackera of Schuylkill co. have
united and formed a mixed ticket. A
motion by a consistent Republican,
looking to a straight-out Republican
ticket, was promptly squelched by the
boons. The Independent Republicans
are also in the field with a full ticket,
and may giro the amalgamates some
interesting exercise, before the cam
paign closes, provided they do not se
cumb to the whip of the tioee.
TUB Titusville Petrolium World,
clearly states the issue presented be
tween tbe two Republican candidates
for State Treasurer, now claiming re
cognition, in tbe following brief para
graph :
*'fien. Bailey represents the princi
ple that might makes right in party so
li on, while Mr. Wolfs represents the
idea of tbe absolute supremacy of the
popular will and the integrity of indivi
dual independence. The candidacy of
Bailey advocates a perpetuation of ma
chine rule and the wrongs It has foster
ed in parly management, while that
of Wolfe upholds tbe dootrine which
teaches that a party Incapable of correct
ing its own abuses baa co claim to the
support and confidence of tbe people."
What Will be Dono with tho Re
mains of the Dead President.
LONG BRANCH, September 20.—The
following arrangements for the funeral
service* have been ordered by the cabi
net and are given to the press for the
information of the public: The remains
of the late President of the United
States will be removed to Washington
by a special train on Wednesday, Sep
tember 21. leaving Kll>eron at 10 a. m.
and reaching Washington at 4 p.m. De
tachment* from the United Slates army
and from the marines of the navv will
be in attendance on the arrival at Wash
ington to perform escort duty. The re
mains will lie in state in the rotunda r.f
the capitol on Thursday and Friday and
will be guarded by deputations from the
executive department sod by the offi
cers of the Senate and House of Repre
sentatives. Religious services will be
observed in the rotunda at 3 o'clock on
Friday afternoon. At 5 o'clock the re
mains will be transferred to the funeral
car. and be removed to Cleveland, < thio,
via. Pennsylvania railroad, arriving there
Saturday at 2p. m. In Cleveland the
remains will lie in state until Monday
at 2 p. m., and be then interred in Lake
View cemetery. No ceremonies are ex
pected in the cities or towns along the
route of the funeral train beyond the
tolling of bell*. Detailed arrangements
for the final sepulture are committed to
the municipal authorities of Cleveland,
under the direction of the Executive of
the State of Ghio.
(Signed) JAMS* G. BLAINE,
Secretary of State.
El. iieron, September 20.—The follow
ing official bulletin was prepared at 11
o'clock to mgbl by the surgeons who
have been in attendance upon the late
president: By previous airangeuienta
| |Hit mortem examination of the body
of President Garfield wns made this af
ternoon in the presence and with the
the assistance of Drs. Hamilton, Agnew,
Bliss, Barnes, Woodward, Reyburn, An
drew 11. Smith, of Klberon, and Acting
Assistant Surgeon D. S. Lambof the Ar
my Medical Museum, Washington. The
operation was performed by Dr. Lamb,
It was found that the hail, after frac
turing the right eleventh rib, had
passed through the spinal column in
front of the spinal canal, fracturing the
j body of the first lumbar vertebra, driv
ing a nutnl-erof small fragments of l>otie
into the adjacent toll parts and lodging
below the pancreas, about two inches
and a half to the left of the spine and
i behind the peritoneum, where it had
I become completely encysted. The im
j mediate cause of death WAS a seconds
| ry hemorrhage from one of the tnesen-
I teric arteries adjoining the track of the
I ball. The blood rupturing the perito
neum and nearly a pint escaping into
the abdominal cavity. This hemorr
hag* is believed to have been the cause
of the severe pain in the tower part of
the chest complained of just before
death. An abscess canty, six inches
by four inches in dimensions, was found
in the vicinity of the gall bladder, be
tween the liver and the transverse co
lon, which were strongly adherent. It
did not involve the substance of the
liver, and no communication was found
between it and the wound. A long sup
purating channel extended from the
external wound between the loin, mus
cles and the right kidney almost to the
right groin. Thin channel, now known
to he due to the burrowing of pus from
the wound, was supposed during life to
have been the track of the ball. On an
examination of the organs of the chest
evidence* of severe brooch it i* were
found on both sides, with broncho pneu
monia of the lower portion* ol tbe
right lung, and, though to a much les*
extent, of the left. The lungs contain
ed no abscesses and the heart no clots.
The liver was enlarged and fatty but
free Irom abscesses, nor were any found
in any other organ except the left kid
ney, which contained near it* surface a
•mall abece** about one third of an
trch in diameter. In reviewing the
history of the case in connection with
tbe autopay it ia quite evident that tbe
diflerent suppuration surfaces, and es
pecially the fractured spongy tissue of
the vertebra, furnish a sufficient explan
ation of the septic condition which ex
Mho la tbe Wlrked Partner!
fraa Boston ItmM, <ln* )
It hating been assorted that Mr.
Blaine, " tha Premier of the Adminis
tration," dooa not approve of the lengths
to which national aid and comfort hava
been given to tbe Virginia Readjustee,
considerable curiosity is manifested to
know who it is that is aiding the coali
tion with Federal patronage, consenting
to tbe removal of recussnt office holders
at tha behest of Mahone, and giving
the consent of silence to political as
sessments. If there a wicked partner
somewhere in the administration ? The
President's only public words on tho
subject were strongly against any coun
tenancing of repudiation. Who is help
ing to make the ttiddleberger robbery
PRESIDENT Arthur has a great oppor
tunity before him. It Is all tha greater
because of tbe peccllarly distressing cir
cumstances under which ho assumes tho
Extent ire office.
General Grant said recently that no
man, so far as he knew, ever made a
charge of corruption against General
Hancock, and that certainly he never
Naval preparations for the York town
celebration are so extensive that a visit
to the historic locality will be desirable,
even if only to see a fleet of vessels un
der the American flag.
All the citizen* Eureka, N. M. seven,
ty in numbei, have been massacred by
Indians. The soldiers pursuing Nana'a
band of Apachea had fifteen fights with
tho Indians since the campaign open
The Star Organ Company's and Beat
ty's immense organ factories, at Wash
ington, N. J., were totally destroyed by
fire on last Saturday afternoon. The
loss is estimated at $200,000, partially
covered by insurance. Four hundred
incn are thrown out of employment.
Recently a man came into Perryville,
Ark., and heard for the first time that
President Gat field had l>eeii shot. He
was greatly shocked, and when he re
turned home circulated the report that
Hancock shot Garfield in consequence
of a dispute concerning the election.
This is no "snake story," but an actual
Ex Senator Nprague's version of why
Conkluig resigned is said to be as fol
lows : "I have no doubt it was because
Mr. Sprague told him to do it. .She
used to bo always telling me 1 must
resign and go home to be vindicated
whenever mutters in the Senate did not
go to suit me, and it is certainly from
her that Conkling got the idea."
The room of ex Minister Christiancy,
at the National Hotel, in Washington,
was entered on last Sunday, and robbed
ot $6,000 worth of diamonds and jewelry.
The articles stolen were entrusted for
•afe keeping to Mr. Christiancy while
he was Minister in Peru, and were re
ceived in Washington on Wednesday
Irom the Custom House in New York.
The number of failures reported to
IWadtlrrrtt during last week is 73, a de
crease of t'i from the preceding week.
The Middle States had 15. a decrease of
0; New England States 17, an increase
ol 3; Southern .Slates 9, an increase of
4 ; Western States 14, a decrease of 21 ;
California and Pacific States 10, a de
cs case of IV; Canada and the Provinces
8, a decrease of 0.
W. W. Dickey, one of the wealthiest
cattle dealers of "he Weol, met Mollie
Garter in Kansa 1 ity. lie tell suddenly
in lore mih her, for she is a beauty, and
she said yes to his offer of marriage, for
the knew of hi* wealth. She broke a
previous engagement in so doing, and
when Dickey found that out he refused
to make her his wife. She sued for
$2 r has just com pro
id I.espue Conven
i- Mr. I'amell has
taken up f 'of tbe agricultural
laborers, and the farmers not to
accept the Land act a a filial settlement
hut to use ii as an agency for securing a
wholesale reduction of rent and more
sweeping reforms in the system of ten
ure. Gable dispatches from the league
branches in the United Stales were read
urging the peop e to jwy no rent.
By order of Miyor General Hancock,
Light Battery C, of the Third United
States Artillery, has teen ordered to
march from Fort Hamilton. New York,
to Yorktown, Virginia, where it will
take part in the centennial celebration
neat month. The battery began its
march on last Thursday with fifteen
days' rations, and will proceed bv way
of Trenton, Philadelphia, Baltimore
and Washington to its destination, fol
lowing as closely as practicable the route
taken by Washington's forces in 1781.
Four men attempted on Friday morn
ing last to rob the vault of the Balti
more Savings Bank, in Baltimore. They
entered the Treasurer's room, where
there were several customers of the
bank, and one of them engaged the at
tention of the Treasurer while another
walked back towards the vault in a
rear apartment. A clerk, observing the
movement, followed and arrested the
robber in front of the vault, whereupon
tbe others ran out and escaped. The
captured robber gives the name of
Thomas Smith.
Tbe bridal veil of tbe Princess Vic
toria of Baden, who is about to be mar
ried to the Crowo Prince of Sweden, is
being made at Wecbselmann's imce
factory at Hirschberg. The ends of tbe
veil display alternately the arms of
Sweden and Baden ; the general design
is composed of oranges and myrtle*, the
borders representing wreaths of various
flowers. Every hit of the work, even
the foundation, baa been done with the
needle. The length of the veil ia 5|
metres (six yards).
Tbe Chief of the Bureau of Statiatioa
reports that the total valuta of the
export* of domestic provisions, tallow
and dairy products for August, 1881,
were $10,397,992, and for Auguat, 1880,
$10,903,319; for the eight months ended
August 31,1881, $93,111,444, and for the
same period io 1880, $83,191,665. The
total value* of provisions and tallow for
ten mnntns ended Auguat 31,1881, were
$103,444,924, and for the ten moo lbs
ended August 31,1880, $96,250,500: The
values of the dairy product* for the four
months ended August 31, 1881, were
$10,621,270, and during the same period
in 1880, $11,491,913.
An extraordinary divorce eaao waa
begun in the Superior of Chicago
last week. Mrs. Elisabeth Kaivy asks
a divorce from two hwsheud*. In 1863
she married Deunis Falvy at Lias,
m I-
TERMS: $1.50 |ht Annum, in Advance.
Ma**., but in 1872 he deserted her.
Two year* later Edward Mines told ber
Falvy wu dead, and sbc married him.
Hubsequently she learned that Falvy
waa living in Quincy, Ma**., and mar
ried to another woman, and Mrs. Falvy
therefore aaks to be released from Falvy
tiecause of hi* violation of the marriage
vow* and from Ilinea because abe could
not legally contract a marriage when
she married him.
Minister Morton -writes from Paris
that the 1- rencb delegation to Yorktown
will sail from Havre on the 24th instant.
1 he official delegation is composed of
six group* —-President Grevy's repre
sentative, the l>egatiou member*, three
Foreign Office representatives, five dele
gates of the War tiffice, seven delegates
from the navy and one delegate from
the Department of Fine Arts. M.
Ottlrey ii chairman. The party will go
from New York to Newport, thence to
Baltimore, thence to Washington and
thence to Yorktown. The Marquis of
ltochambeau ha* also invited twelve
descendants of French officers who
served at Yorktown. M. Edmund De
Lafayette has accepted an invitation to
be present in the name of his family.
The remain* of the late Senator Burn
aide, after brief funeral exercises at bis
home in Bristol, were taken to Provi
dence last Thursday morning and laid
in state in the rotunda of the city hall.
At noon on Friday the body was depos
ited in its final resting place, in Swan
Point Cemetery. In accordance with
the suggestion of Gov. l.ittlefield there
was a auspenaioD of business in Provi
dence while the funeral was in progress.
The State authorities had charge of all
the arrangements for payiDg the last
honors to the deceased Senator, aDd
the citizen soldiery occupied a promi
nent place in the procession. Gen.
Burnside's wife preceded him to the
grave, and be leaves no child behind
him to mourn his loss or to inherit hia
honorable name. Although a native of
Indiana, his parents were South Caro
linians. who emigrated to the West
about the year 1813.
Proposed Establishment of Postal Sat
lugs Banks and Telegraph System.
Wamiini.ton, Sept. 14.—1t ia under
stood that the Postmaster General will
in his annusl report devote considerable
space to two topics, upon .which he
holds decided view* in accord with
tbo entertained by his immediate
predecessor*. He will probably recom
mend the establishment of j>o*t*l sav
ing* banks and of a postal telegraph
system analogous to those of Great
Britain. Iho establishment of the
postal saving* banks, it is claimed, could
be comparatively very easily effected.
It i understood that the Postmaster- -
Genetal ha* had prepared the outline
of a system, modeled on thst of Great
Britain, which contains msny improve
ments upon its model. In almost every
country in Europe the telegraph system
is operated by the government, usually
with success. It I. believed in the
i Postoffice Department that such a sya
tein would succeed in the United States ;
that it Would not be so easy to establish
as the saving* bank* system, but once
established it would be as successful as
thai of F.ngland, which, ten years after
its establishment, yields a net revenue
of a million |>ounda a year.
The pro|K>sition to build new govern
ment lines to compete with the private
lines now in existence is not regarded
favorably. The plah advanced in Con -
gress last session will probably be that
recommended if any scheme is formu
lated. It embraced the appiraisal of the
property of existing telegraph compa
nies, and it*, purchase at coat price.
The act of 1866, granting right of way
through public lands and other privi
leges to telegraph companies, authorised
the course proposed in the case of ar.v
company accepting its provisions.
Alt the leading telegraph companies
have accepted its ijrmi and are held to
be subject to its provision*. Twenty
million dollars, which ia about the price
paid by Great Britain under similar
circumstances ten years ago for the
private telegraph lines of the United
Kingdom, would, it is believed, be re
ported to be the value of the private
telegraph tinea of the United St.*tot by
the commission of appraisement.
An Artful Republican Dodge,
rroai <h Oread RapMs (MS*.) Uafar.
While the Republican papers patron
itingly approve the disposition of th
opposition papers to forget all partisan
ism in relation to Garfield in hia suffer
, ings, they have not the magnanimity
and patriotism to follow the example
thus fairly and nobly set them. Where
erer the Republican party is making a
contest lor office—notably in Ohio—we
find its organs using all their arts to get
voks on the ground of sympathy Tor
the President, as if a vote for a Repub
lican candidate would be a disapproval
of GuiUwu'a shot or a vote for an oppos
ing candidate would be a vote in ap
pioval of Guiteeu. We can't see why
the assassination of a Republican Pres
ident by a mad Republican office seek
er should have any influence in it to
commend Republicanism, still further
to the country, on the contrary, it
would seem, whether the Pratfideet lives
or dies, that to a good reason to vote
againat the party. This assassination
to a fhlit of Republicanism. It to the
moat repugnant product of partimnism
recorded lu history. No ruler was ever
before assassinated for the sake of the
office* alone, and without other political
significance, and when a party brings
forth such,fruit it to time for it to be
hewn down and cast into the wiadrow*,
of the deed past.
NO. 38.