Centre Democrat. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1848-1989, October 13, 1881, Image 1

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    tEfjr §* ntfe AJBrmorrat.
SHUtiKKT & FORSTKR, Editors.
VOL. 3.
, <1 he tfntitc gmotrat.
Tarai 11.30 per An nam. In Advance.
a. T. SHUGEBT and R H. FORSTER, Editor*.
Thursday Morning, October 13, 1881.
Democratic State Ticket.
HON. ORANGE NOBLE, of Erie county.
Democratic County Ticket.
JOHN O. LARIMER, of Spring,
JOHN K. RUN KEL, ol Putter.
J. CALVIN HARPER, of Bellefonto.
JAMES A. McCLAIN, of Boggn.
FRANK E. BIBLE, of Spring.
DANIEL C. KELLER, of Potter. '
A. J. GREIST, of Unionrille,
JOHN WOLF, of Miles.
JOHN 8. PROUDFOOT, of Milceburg,
F. P. MUSSER, ..I Millheim.
THE HOD. Edward Law, a member
of the House of Representatives from
Philadelphia, was accidentally drown
ed in the Schuylkill river a few days
ago. He was rowing in a shell boat
which capsized.
PRESIDENT ARTHUR got his private
business settled in New York very sa
tisfactorily. He received an endorse
ment from a half-breed Convention,
and postponed an open fight
the stalwart and half-breed factions of
the Republican party.
HORACE GREEDY had a thorough
appreciation of the Coiou league of
New York, when he called them a
"body of blockheads." The justice
of this designation has had a late veri
fication in their reception of Mahone
on bis late begging mission for funds
to corrupt the voters of Virginia in
the interest of repudiation.
THE Independent Senator, Mitchell
of this State, was in Washington on
Friday last, and expressed the opinion
that Wolfe the independent candidate
would not poll more than five thous
and Republican votes in the Stale.
From prf**frt appearances, the Sena
tor's estimate is placed at a low figure.
He had probably not heard of Wolfe's
meetings in Philadelphia, Chester and
other places, and may find it necessary
to revise and multiply his figures.
D. C. K ELDER, Esq., the Democra
tic candidate for Treasurer of Centre
county, is a man who possesses the en
tire confidence of the people of all par
ties. In his election the people will
secure an honest, capable and efficient
officer. As a Democrat, he is entitled
to the cordial and hearty support of
the party. He has borne the heat and
feurden of the day in many a battle
for Iris party, and his devotion to its
principles should now be rewarded.
As a citizen of unblemished character
he will command the support of men
of all political opinions.
THE third term advocates are still
in the field for 1884. They got a slight
back-set in New York by the defeat of
Conkling and his stalwart friends in
the late Republican Convention. But
they were successful in Maryland,
where their Chief Lieutenant, Gen.
Cresswell, controlled the Convention
and defeated the half-breeds or anti-
Grant men. So in Pennsylvania. The
stalwart ring force upon the party one
of the veritable "306" of the Chicago
Convention and demand his election
M an endorsement of the third-term
and the power of the machine to di
rect the movements of the party. Gen.
Baily is the candidate of the ring,
and his election is to foreshadow what
the party will be obliged to ratify in
1884. The orders of the bosses are
imperative, and the contest for supre
macy is now to be made. Wolfe and
the independents appreciate the issue
and are preparing to test the power of
Wolfe to the Rescue
Where is that placid smile which
set so gracefully upon faces of our
Republican friends a few days ago
when the name of Charles S. Wolfe
was mentioned? Have Chairman
Coopers instructions to laugh Wolfe
out of court been countermanded ? Is
it passible that this "fool" this "crank"
this "disorganiEcr" has actually made
the dry bones of machine Republi
canism rattle as if shook up by the
crack of doom ? It would seem so.
This man whom the leaders of the
Republican party held in such su
preme contempt, has actually forged
his way so far to the front as to carry
dismay and consternation into the
ranks of the stalwarts. From the
Delaware to Lake Erie goes this con
quering hero aud his march across the
state has been one continuous scene of
triumph. He has shivered his shin
ing lance full and fair against the cor
ruptions, peculations and unholy am
bitions of his party's bosses, until they
tremble like the Jewish King at the
unmistakable* handwriting they see
upon the wall- All honor to Wolfe.
His is a brave and not hopeless battle.
Whether he succeeds now or not he
is laying the foundation for such a re
volt in the future as will forever elim
inate the power of the ruling family
from Republican politics in Pennsyl
vania. The death of boesism has
been decree*!. It may take a new
lease for a little while under
the inspiration of a stalwart National
Administration, but as sure as comes
seed lime and harvest will the rule of
profligate, corrupt and unscrupulous
leaders be overthrown and the will of
the people substituted fur that of the
machine. It is not in Peunsylvauia
alone that this flght is being made.
The New York Democracy are en
gaged iu a struggle looking to the
same cud. Whether *t be Boas Kel
ley, Boss Cameron or boss who or
what, the result will be > lhe same. The
people, panoplied in the majesty of
honesty aud justice, will see to it soon
er or later, that the money changers
shall be driven from the temple anil
their will respected.
THE Watchman did an obviou* and
palpable injustice last week, to a num
ber of the ablest judges in the state,
when it asserted that the Supreme
Court at its recent session overuled all
the cases that came up to it from the
districts over which Judges Bucber,
Junkin, Livingstone, Patterson, Dean,
Mayer aod Orvis preside. It is so
trifling a matter that wf do not care
to take up much space in shewing
how utterly rediculous this assertion
of the Watchman t is. But for exam
ple, all the cases carried up from Hgy
der county were affirmed. Judge
Bucber presides in Snyder county,
which is a part of his district as well
as Uuion and Mifflin. These affirmed
cases were tried by him, and the Su
preme Court paid him the flattering
compliment of setting the seal of its
approval upon bis legal decision in
every one of the appealed cases. We
might go through tbe whole list of
Judges so unwisely selected by the
Watchman, but we will content our
selves with but one other illustration
of tbe entire erroneousneas of our es
teemed contemporary's statement.
Five cases which Judge Orvis bad
tried were taken to the court of last
resort, and of these three were af
firmed and two reversed. His deci
sions in the two cases of Stewart's ap
peal from Clearfield county, and Lauth
Thomas A Co. vs. Walker, in Centre
county, were reversed. But he was
affirmed in the important case of
Pruner et al. vs. Brisben et at., invol
ing the title to the land upon which
the flourishing city of Iloutsdale is
situated, aod also in the murder case
of Nevling vs. tbe Commonwealth.
These were both cases of the very
highest importance, ooe involving the
title to large landed estates and the
other having the life of a human beiog
depending upon the decision of the
court. The other case in which Judge
Orvis was sustained by the highest le
gal tribunal of the state was that of
Quigley & Bailey vs. J. P. Dchaas,
Clinton county. Thus it will be seen
that the Watchman has been betrayed,
into what we hope, was un uninten
tional although unjust criticism of
some of the brightest ornameutsof the
bench in Pennsylvania.
"It is a stolen seat that Bayard occu
pies, for if the three Republican Sens
tors had Been sworn in yesterday, ■ was
their right, before the election, s Re pub
limn would he occupying the place. To
cfTmpleie the conspiracy some crank is
neriied toslay-Uie President and enable
the Democrats to consummnte the at
tempted swindle, aifd thus Mexicanise
our Government at once."
If the above was not set forth in
clear, cold type in the Pittsburg Com
mercial Gazette of the 11th instant, it
would be difficult to believe that any
reputable newspaper in the country,
would so far forget the proprieties of
joumnlism and the ordinary decency
that should regulate its columns, as to
allow so vile and mischievous a para
graph to appear as its editorial utter
ance. In sharp contrast to this per
fectly natural exhibition of the feel
ings of such organs as the • Gazette,
was the respectful and patriotic atti
tude of the Democratic press through
out the period President Garfield's
suffering and death. Is the Gazette
so delighted with the work of blood,
which snatches away the President of
the people and puts in his place the
favorite of a faction, that it fears the
work of one assassin may be undone
by that of another? In the Gazette of
the same date the following special
despatch appeared :
"Washington, Oct. 10. Representa
tive Krrelt today had a long interview
with the President in regard to affair*
in his district. The President *|iok*
quite freely and expressed bis inclina
tion lo adopt the suggestion* of Major
Krrett when the lime for action arrived."
Mr. Krrett is the editor of the Gaz
ette attd a representative in Congress
from Allegheny county. He is also the
chief fugleraau of Cameron in western
Pennsylvania. Does lie propose to
become the defamer of his people?
Docs he scent assassination in the air?
Does he now, when the nation is hut
just recovering from the shock of a
horrible crime, deliberately invite ano
ther, so that it may he charged upon
the party be opposes? Let Maj. Krrett
take counsel with his judgment. He
knows full well that the majority in
the Senate, whether Demociatic or Kc
publican, was bound hy the mandate
of the law to organise that body hy
the election of a President pro tem.
leading lb-publican Senators not only
conceded this, but freely and fully ac
knowledged that the law was capable
.if this interpretation only. Yet in
the face of this well known fact the
Commercial Gazette, with no thought
of tbe past, but ouly apprehensive of
the future, seises upott the organisa
tion of the Senate as a pretext to wail
forth its fear that the "half-breeds"
will produce one equally as infamous
as the stalwarts have furnished the
country in Guiteau, only it, with ill
disguised mnlice, flaunts the deadly
sneer in the face of the Democracy.
The Democratic party does not breed
murderers, neither does its journals
show that lack of common decency
which at this favorable moment is ma
king itself conspicuous in the organs
of tbe "stalwart" persuasion.
THE campaign of Charles 8. Wolfe,
the Indedendent Republican candidate
for State Treasurer, appears to be
booming. His reception in Lawrence
county the other day, as in Philadel
phia and Chester, had the appearance
of an ovation, and bis speech was re
ceived with much enthusiasm. He
stopped fur hours on his way te New
Castle at Pittsburg, where he was met
by many of the most respectable bu
siness men, resulting in the organisa
tion of Republican club, designed to
press the views and sustain the plucky
opponent of the bows.
Tho October Elections.
Elections for Ktate officers were
held in lowa and Ohio on last Tues
day. Owing to the intense feeling
of sympathy for the late President,
lying for months on his i>ed of suf
fering before death closed his earth
ly career, |>olitical contests for the
mere spoils of oflice excited but little
interest in the people. The general
drift of opinion was that |>olitical
excitement under such mournful cir
< unistauces should not prevail, and
thanks to the strong common sense
of a good people, the October con
tests were permitted to pa<s by with
but few demonstrations of party feel
Under this state of public opinion
it was to be expected that no change
of political sentiment would IK- dcvel
ed in any of the states voting in Oc
tober. In lowa the Republicans
carry their ticket by about their usual
average majority in an ofT year. In
Ohio Foster, Republican, is re-elec
ted Governor over Bookwalter, Dem
ocrat, by a reduced majority. The
indications by the latest returns, are
that he may have from 10,000 to 1
000 majority. The political complex
ion of the legislature is iu doubt, with
a prospect that the Democrats may
have a majority in both branches.
Later returns may change this state
TIIK Kric Ilrrald an obscure and
insignificant Democratic daily pub
lished at the home of Hon. Orange
Noble, docs not support him for folate
Treasurer. The Herald is supp-iscd
to reflect the views of Hon. W. L.
Bcott and is said to be owned by him.
We hope this is not true. We know
Mr. Scott to be an able and zealous
Democrat and any opposition from
him to Mr. Noble would strike his
host of Democratic friends throughout
the state as being almost inexplicable.
When Mr. Noble was a candidate for
the Legislature in 1880 the Krie Her
ald which now so bitterly opposes him,
advocated his election in the follow
ing editorial utterance:
"He would not go lo llarrisborg n
unknown man, t>ui would te prominent
•nd influential from the start. No per
son could be sent to the Legislature as
the representative of our cny whoeould
do more to promote its interests, and
who would tie more likely to vote right
on public questions than Orange Noble.
I.et us then, putting aside all (Ktlitical
prejudices, give hint such a vote as will
testify nur appreciation of a public spir
ited citizen.
Tbe editor of the Herald was also
ooc of a number of citizens who sign
et! a letter to Mr. Noble asking him to
become a candidate for the Legisla
ture. In that letter (July 'JS, 1880)
he joined in saying:
They know you to one of Erie's
representative men, who has done as
much, by the erection of manufactories
and by a general spirit of enterpnse, to
promote the growth of the city as any
person within its limit* They further
know your integrity to be unquestioned
snd unquestionable, and believe your
vole* and influence* as a member of the
Legislature would alw* he on the side
of practical reform. That the voters,
irrespective of party, will be glad to
honor a man of auch ebaracter. whose
service* to the community in the past
are so ample an assurance of what he
can be relied u|>on fo do wherever he
may hy placed, cannot be doubted lor
a moment. .
Title "County Democracy" of New
York is declared by judicial decision
the regular Democratic organisation.
The question arose on the appointment
of election supervisors for two Con
gressional districts in the city of New
York. The County Democracy and
Tammany Hall, each having present
ed a list of persous to be appointed,
were referred to Judge Blatchford for
decision, as to which list should l>e
recognised as the true representatives
of the party, with the above result.
THE Republican orgaos of the bos
ses obey the commands of the State
boss implicitly. They do not notice
the candidacy of Wolfe the independ
ent Republican candidate for Treasu
rer. They may carry this caution too
fer. Wolfe is now publishing himself,
I and signs are not wanting that he is
doing so to MOW purpose.
Senator Bayard Elected.
The United States Senate met in the
Senate Chamber in the Capitol at
Washington on Monday last, in obe
dience to the call of President Arthur.
A fuilurc to elect a President pro. tem.
ol the Senate at the last adjournment
of that body, a failure wholly due to
Vice President Arthur's refusal to va
cate the chair, us is the custom, made
it necessary that some one should he
selected to stand iu the succession,
should any thing occur to the present
occupant of the Executive oflice. No
such emergency would have arisen
if Presideut (Jarfield had not been
foully murdered. When the Senate
adjourned the Democrats, owing to the
resignation of Messrs. Conkling and
Piatt, had a majority. During the in
terim the distinguished Senator from
Rhode Island, General Burnside, went
ujion the long journey. On the assem
bling of the Senate on Monday its first
aud imperative duty w as to elect a pre
siding officer. It mattered not which
{Militical party happened to be in the
ascendency, its duty was clear. The
majority elected Thos. A. Bayard.
The country responds heartily to the
selection. The Delaware Senator is
trusted by all. His conservative,
statesman like course in public life gives
full assurance that he will uot fail to
honorably, fearlessly and ably dis
charge the responsible duties of hit
position for the best interests of the
whole country. Senator Edmunds
while conceding the right of .the ma
jority to elect the President pro. tem.
said it was "a prize drawn in the lot
tery of assassination." The Vermont
senator was very properly rebuked for
this violation of the decorum which
should under the circumstances have
prevailed. Senator Vest, of Missouri,
••aid in reply to Edmunds that "the
foul lijwoftbe assassin who had struck
down the President had upm them
no invocation for Democratic success,
hut the invocation had been for a fac
tion of the Republican party."
There i* 110 occasion for at y exhibi
tion of party feeling. The Democrat
ic majority but jkftcycd the mandate of
the law. ,4*eft<for Edmund's ill timed
good cense r*
coysmry and ®fc's wfth crudiinf 1
i upon himself? The New York tVwT
'4of* Lapham and Miller, and Bimi
j site's Successor Aldrich were sworn
i in on Tuesday and took their seat*
without, objection. On taking the
chair Mr. Rayard addressed the Sen
ate as follows :
''l fully sppreci.it* the honor paid me
by this expression cf confidence, and in
assuming the dutiea pro
tern, of I he Senate, in ohetftanc* to the
law and tn aeeordanee with t\\ rules of j
this body and the vote of the majority,
I should have the (greatest misgiving* I
as to fulfilling arceptatdy the dunes of j
the post were it not for the assurance ,
that so long as I may continue tn exer- i
cise it* duties I shall receive your co I
operation and friendly assistance,which
I now earnestly and confidently ask at
your hands. We are all |>ainlully mind
ful of the unsual circumstance* under
which we meet, and of the national t*>
reavemenl which ha* caused this special
meeting of the Senate. May it not be 1
hoped that, touched by a sense of com j
mn sorrow and chastened by the grief j
which pervades every household in the I
great family of Slates, our proceedings '
shall be marked by a spirit of con- !
cession and harmony, a generous con- j
sideration for mutual differences of j
opinion, a softening of partisan as- {
periiy and a high intent to per
form our duties in a manner re
sponsive to the demands of the oc
casion, and the best interest* of our
common country. With such hopes
and in such a spirit. I now assume and
shall endeavor to perform the duties of
the high position to which your favor
has assigned me."
A rnoMiNKxr Republican of Gregg
township expressed himself last week
week a* surprised that some of his par
ty friends were making fools of them
selves in the present canvass. He says
that many of them are disposed to
think that part of their county ticket
can be elected. Haiti this clear head
ed Republican, "We only engender
bitterness by ibis kind of talk. We
cau't elect any one but our candidate
for Commissioner and Auditor, and the
least said about the remainder of the
ticket the better." We commend those
pregnant words to Andrew Gregg His
almost farcical canvass fur Sheriff will
eon* under the above.
A..-, . -•
'I hJJ.MS: per Annum, in Advance.
TIIK developementa corning to light
in the Department* at Washington,
hid fair to show that the administra
tion of the contemptible fraud who fill
er! the last Presidential term, waa cor
rupt bejoud any thing ever known in
this or any other civilized govern
ment. It appear* that the stupendous
rascalities of the Treasury Department
under Hhermau, is now to Ire supple
mented with those of the Interior De*
partment in the management of the
Pension office. That rings in that
bureau, in connection with outside
thieves, have been in existence in the
i-sue of fraudulent pensions to a very
large extent, is now admitted. The
late Commissioner discovered the exis
tence of these corrupt rings, and that
the public treasury was being plunder
ed, and was immediately set upon by
the thieves and their friends and remo
ved from office, to prevent investiga
tion. Col. Dudley, the present Com
missioner, has taken the matter up,
aud it is to be hoped will be sustained
by the present administration in a full
disclosure. It is said that some of the
most trusted clerks are implicated in
the frauds, llut it could not be other
wise, when the whole administration
was a gigantic fraud steeped in villa
ny from the head down, that the subor
dinates should fail to follow the exam
ple of the superiors to fill their coffers
with the swag of thieves at the "X pease
of the people's Treasury, tiayea $d
it, Sherman did it, and i; was not Us
be expected that others would be more
honest. Indeed, the Hayes adminis
tration from its inception to its close
was a scandalous vilUny, discredit
able to the people, day of its
j Gem. GarfieldV remain" were qui
etly removed on Wednesday of last
week from the casket which enclosed
• t.bem, and transferred to an air-tight
I casket made of ahect bronze elabo
rately wrought with gold trimminga
and a solid gold plate upon the top.
The casket was made in New York,
and was the gift of the manufacturers
jto Garfield.
Tilt Democratic. Judicial C'onfer
tynce of Perry and Juniata counties,
I composing tim- Jlyrty-first judicial dis
urrf, rifve placed Charles A. Harnett,
of Terry, in nomination for President
Judge. Alfred J. Patterson of Juni
ata, was the contesting candidate.
Strange Story Concerning the Arkansas
Train Bobber*.
I.ittlb Rock, Ark., October 9.—The
case of ibe tu<-o who robbed the paasen
gei train on the Iron Mountain railroad
on tbe 2d of September assumed a new
and sensations! phase in tbe special
term of court on Friday, when each of
ibe robbers pleaded guilty to fourteen
indictments, making the term of pun
i-hment seventy years for each man.
The pursuing party that captured tbem
consisted ol lour men named Huddle
ton, lielvires, Moore and Dollabade.
When arrested tbe robbers bad about
$9,000. Liuddleton proposed to divide
tbe money among themselves. Bel
vires objected, but be finally agreed to
tU equal division among tbe four offi
cer* in the presence of Stephens and
IMlany, the prisoners. In considera
tion of the two latter keeping the se
cret each of tbe four ofßoera took an
oath that he would annually pay to the
familiea of the robbers tbe sum of SIOO
and leave no means untried to secure
their release from prison. The party
reached Hope and turned over tbe pris
oners to the authorities and rami to
this city, where they received tbe re
ward of SI,OOO offered by tbe Htate. All
tbe captors appeared at the trial, whea
Belvirea divulged the whole matter.
The Returni They Are After Belly.
)N UM Wirt fm Ctm, Rff
The Republicans of Pennsylvania
will defeel him ImwiN he is oflVnaieely
thru*) upon then! M the Catneroo can
diiiate and because he betrayed their
choice for President, .lame* Q. Blaine.
It i folly for any Kepublican to aay or
believe that Baily can be elected with
out the Republican vote. Wolfe haa
begun a rigorous oanvaaa and will, un
let* he makes aotne grave error, con
tinue to gain supporter* up to the vent
time of the election. The party is
heartUy tired of rings and ring oandi
A Terrible Plague.
KAMI** CIVT, October 7.—A terrible
plague haa broken ont near Waldron,
Platte county. Eleven persona have
died in Ave says, and none of the rio
lima who are tick give atgna of recovery.
The bv-U? t! the sufferer* are covered
with Mack eruption*. After death the
flesh iail. trora the bottee, an that the
bodie* cannct be lifted into the ooffi&a
without failing to pieoea
NO. 41.