Centre Democrat. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1848-1989, January 05, 1882, Image 1

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    <TI)c Ccntrr i&k Senior rah
VOL. 4.
®lit Cadre jgenwftat.
Tsrai 51.60 per Annum.in Advance.
S. T. SHUGERT and R. H. FORSTER. Editor*.
Thursday Morning, January 5, 1882.
WITH this number, we commence
the fourth volume of the CENTRE
DEMOCRAT aud embrace the occasion
to tender to its patrons our sincere
thanks for the steady appreciation
they have awarded our efforts to pre
sent to the public a paper suitable,
useful and interesting to all class of
readers. Wo have doue the very best
we could, with the means at hands,
but we hope in the near future to pos
sess facilities that will enable us to add
much not only to the mechanical
make up of the DEMOCRAT, but to the
general interest and gratification of its
readers. With the brief expression of
our thanks we tender to our patrons
the compliments of the season
THE lottery of assassination is still l
awarding prizes iu large numbers. The |
successful holders are invariably of the j
stalwart order.
THE Tammany members of the New-
York Legislature refused to join the
Democrats in caucus for the selection
of candidates preparatory to the or
ganization. Kelley aud his friends are
uudoubtly in the market as usual.
GUITEAU'S reception at the jail in
Washington rivaled the receptiou of
the great stalwart nt the White House.
Hundreds of people called to see him
on the first of Awnuary. Wc have not
learned whether their calls were made
purely to pay respect to the famous
"stalwart of stalwarts" or to satisfy a
morbid curiosity to see the criminal
inspired to remove a conservative
eron, who are now running the ma
chine, will soon be at leasure to attend
to the "half-breeds," of Pennsylvania,
and a general sweep may be expected.
The Federal officers who wept over the
of President Garfield, or
endorsed his policy, may prepare to
go to the rear. Don can spot them,
and wants places for his trusty hench
men, of the stalwart persuasion.
THE Government Printing office,
according to the report of Superinten
dent Defrees, has become a ponderous
machine in the public expenditures.
It coat $2,215,959,27 to run the con
cern during the closed. As
late as 1822 the entire civil and mis
cellaneous expenses of the government
only reached the sum of 81,967,3116,24
nearly a quarter of a million less than
it now requires to keep in motiou Mr.
Defrees little printing machine.
THE Judge Advocate General of the
Army, General Kwain, on reviewing
the proceeding of the Court Martial
in the case of Cadet Whittaker has
raised the point that the proceedings
Were void on the ground that the
Court was illegally constituted, being
ordered by Mr. Hayes, the acting
President, and not by the war Depart
ment in whom he alleges that authori
ty only ia lodged. The case it ia said
will be refered to the Attorney Gene
ral for his opinion.
THE anti-tbird term Republicans, or
half-breeds as they are now familiarly
called, are bravely striving to find
comfort in President Arthur's admin
istration of the government, but as
yet,they have little to encouraged them
except in absolute submission to stal
wart supremacy. With astalwart Presi
dent and astalwart Cabinet of his ap
pointment, under the immediate super
vision and dictum of Grant, On k ling,
Don Cameron, and ouch, the half
breed hope of an eqOa! division of par
ty plunder or inmunity for indepen
dent preference in favor of Blaine or
any other fcpti-third termer is not en
•enraging. Faith is commendable,
but it ia often delusive. This fact, our
esteemed Republican contemporary,
down street will probably realize in
doe time to ayoid ship-wreck.
' V
TIIE Philadelphia Courts and other
officials are niaVing creditable pro
gress in suppressing the operations of
their thieves and scoundrels. Besides
the trial and conviction of the "roun
ders" and "bullot-box stutters," who
for many years have flourished through
the instrumentality of "machine poli
tics" and made the elections of that
city as well as those of the Common
wealth a reproach, they nre now ex
posing the official thieves whom parti
san blindness have installed in places
of trust. The Recorder's office, the
Gas Trust, the Tax office, and indeed
every department having any agency
in recieving and disbursing the funds
and taxes of the people, show a rotten
ness and disregard of honesty which
shames the Tweed rule so successfully
squelched by Mr. Tilden and the De
mocracy of New York, a few years ago.
Now the Almshouse is under special
investigation, and the details of evi
dence iu this department involving
men who stand in the highest political
and social relations, is sickening in the
extreme. That such scenes of pecula
tion and cruelty should have so loug
escaped public reprobation is marvelous
and can only l>e accounted for in the
blind fanaticism iu which the majori
ty were held by the boss or machine
system of politics adopted to hold
them iu subjection to party success,
while the bosses themselves filled their
coffers with the blood-mOney of the
victims of poverty and misfortune.
But we trust that better days are in
store for the people of the city. The
organization of independent voters,
with the stern and heavy blows of the
independent press, amongst whom
stands in defiant graudure, the Phila
delphia Time s, offers hope for the peo
ple. This paper recently turned iu
attention to the "Jury-Fixer" whose
operations in the corruptions of the
Jury-box have rendered the convic
tion of rogues a thing of impossible
attainment, arc now coming to grief,
mainly through the stimulating influ
ence of the large rewards offered some
time ago for their detection and con
viction. The convictions of several of
these rogues arc now announced and the
payment of the rewards handed over by
the Timet Publishing Company to the
detective who furnished the evidence,
on the certificate of the District At
THERE seems to hnve been good
reason for the refusal of Mr. John
Shermau and his friends to call also
for the testimony when he demanded
the report of .Secretary Windom's Com
mission to investigate the disburse
ments of the contingent fund of that
department under the fraud adminis
tration. Mr. Paue Brown, one of the
witnesses testified under oath as to
carpenter work done on Sherman's
house and paid for out of this fund,
and it is understood will report that
testimony before the Committee of the
Senate now investigating the subject.
Refering to this investigation a corres
pondent of the Times says "it is stated
that evidence will be offered showing
that a magnificent sideboard was con.
•tructcd in the Treasury shops out of
government material and labor and
placed in Sherman's residence. The
pattern for the article of the furniture
was obtained by Treasury officials con
nected with the Pitney ring of a local
furniture dealer, who gave the infor
mation which led to the discovery.
Another witness has been subptenaed,
who will, it is alleged, testify that the
expenses of a serenade to Sherman, —
given to bim on his election to the
Senate —amounting to $169, were
charged to the Treasury and paid for out
of the waste paper fund." All this will
account for the desire of Mr. Sherman
and his Republicau friends in theSeo
ate Committee, that the session shall
be secret.
JUDOE KELLEY, it it said, proposes
to foreetal the creation of a tariff com
mission by introducing a tariffbill that
he believes will be satisfactory to all
parties. Perhaps!
EVER since the Washington confer
ence, which decided that our towns
man, General Beaver, should be the
nominee of the Republican bosses for
governor, that gentleman seems to
have given himself up to interviews
with newspaper men and the sayings
of the General are duly laid before the
public. In one of these interviews
with a correspondent of the Press, he
is reported us follows: "A duy or two
ugo I received u letter from an old
army friend of mine, who said that
although he disagreed with ine politi
cally, he should on account of "old as
sociations support inc for governor."
This "old army friend" is decidedly
more liberal then the General proved
himself to bo iu the Hancock cam
paign. General Beaver could not find
it in bis heart, "on account of old as
sociations" to support Hancock, the
best "army friend" he ever had, but
throughout the entire campaign uot
only waged a bitter and vindictive
warfare against him, hut pursued sol
diers who favored his election iu the
same spirit. When the General be
comes the boss candidate, soldiers who
disagree with him politically will lie
reminded of his course during the late
Presidential campaign nnd probably
but few of them w ill support him "on
account of old associations."
THE story recently passed the
rounds of the paper* that J< Hereon
Davis, iu his flight from Richmond
on the colla|se of the Con fed racy, had
carried off large sums of spicie lielong
ing to the defunct government, i* con
tradicted by Judge Regan who was
Secretary of the Con federate Treasury.
In doing so he adds that Davis'
"worst enemies had never ltefore ac
cused him of dishonesty" and says that
"the funds consisted of $600,000 in
new confederate notes, $86,000 in gold
coin and bullion, $35,000 in silver,
coin and $36,00J iu silver bullion,
making a total of $157,000 exclusive
of paper worth nothing; that Davis got
none of it, and that the coin was subse
quently distributed amoug the soldiers
at Charleston, S. aud the notes
burned.' There is no reason why the
President of the ex-Confederacy should
not have justice done him. He was
no worse, and perhaps no better, than
those associated with him in the rebel
lion who have since been taken into
high official favor, and made the recip
ients of exnltcd positions under the
Republican administrations of Grant,
Hayes, Garfield and Arthur.
DR. J. PERDUE GRAY, one of our na
tive Centre county boys, hut for many
years Superintendent of the Lunatic
Asylum at Utica, New York, in which
lie lias acquired merited distinction in
his profession, has liccu for some days
before the court as an expert witness
in the trial of Guitrau for the assassi
nation of the President. I)r. Gray's
testimony does not sustain the pica of
insanity put in as the defence of the
assassin, but he arrives at the conclu
sion from personal examination of the
prisoner, and the facts developed in
the case, that he was sane when the
act was committed, and is now only
acting the part of a shrewd viilian to
escape the consequences of his crime.
He evidently places little faith on Di
vine inspiration as the controlling
power of the assassin's removal ol the
President in the interest of the stalwart
division of the great Republicau party
notwithstanding the very apparent re
sults flowing from the bloody deed.
IT appears Queen Victoria, of Eng
land, is not possessed of the fabulous
wealth that she has been accredited
with. The Londou Truth has been
investigating, and ascertains that her
savings in her forty-five years on the
throne have been less than £20,000
per annum, aggregating $4,500,000.
York Herald, it is said, has gone to
St. Petersburg for the purpose of eon*
suiting the Russian government as to
the feasibility of organising a new
polar expedition.
The Reform That is Needed.
There never can be a better time
says the Washington Pott, for the
Democratic party to look to its lines
and mend its fences than at the be
ginning of this new year. According
to the most accurnte returns for Presi
dent in 1880 it polled more votes for
Hancock than were cast for Garfield,
yet it finds itself in January, 1882,
with no authority in any department
of the Federal Government, and iu
control of only fourteen of the thirty
eight .States of the country. Why it
got to this is not worth one's while to
discuss. Why it ought to get out of
the rut is u matter of interest to all
good Democrats. The disease is so
geueral that no specific cure can be
safely recommended, but a few obser
vations rnuy tend to restore it to
health and usefulness. In the first
place, the party should reform its
lines and cease relying upon men who
cannot he depended upon at all times
and under all circumstances. John
Kelley is an example of those who
are more of an injury than advuutage
to the party. Throw liiui overboard
nnd let him drift whither the tide sees
; fit to carry liitn, and the party will be
all the purer and better. Again, drop
away entirely from Southern Inde
■ pendents. If they clm.M' to run Con
gress a* RepublicanmAr IndejtcudcnU
and can be elected in spite of the ef
! forts of the Democratic party iu their
, respective district*, no one has a right
! or seeks to complain ; the only objec
tion is to their being one thing at
home and another at Washington.
Being iu the minority it isof no special
consequence whether there arc oue or
j two Democrat* more or less in either
branch of Congress, hut it is of first
important* to know that those within
the chamber can be relied ujain in all
emergencies. To rely upon Southern
1 Independents, who have been elected
Iby Republican votes, is to lean upon
a reed many times twisted and oftcner
j broken.
If the party desire to enter upon
what may be a successful campaign in
the year 1884, let it lay down a plot
■ form of principles which Democrats
can approve, stick to it and rely upon
nobody who will not indorse it. The
probable disruption of the South, if it
should be possible, should not be a
matter of discouragement to any De
mocrat. In the old time, before the
war, the strength of the Democratic
party was at the north of Mason's and
Dixon's line, and the Whigs were all
powerful below it. Whatever States,
if any the Republicans may win on the
other side of the Potomac, by honest
or dishonest methods, to them they arc
welcome. More and much more will
they lose on this side; and we need
ribt wait longer than the Congressional
elections of the present year to find it
A Shrewd Politician.
Oue by one the leading Stalwart
politicians of the Republican party
come to front under the auspices of
the Arthur administration. They
draw the highest prizes in the "lottery
of assassination," and all the depart
ments of the government arc rapidly
coming under their control. The
President is acting the part of a shrewd
political manipulator, and upon this
matter the lanraster Intelligencer
aptly says "he is accomplishing all
that his Stalwart friends anticipated,
and as much as the other side appre
hended, without giviog them any
special particular political advantage,
such a* they expected would certainly
ensue in cose that Garfield cabinet was
displaced. The prime minister, upon
whose performance in office all the
political hopes of his friends were fixed,
is succeeded by a third termer ; so is
the stiff-backed MacVeagh ; and Conk
ling's friend is the dispenser of the
powerful patronage of the treasury
department'; James makes room for a
devoted henchman oflheGrant regime,
and the father-in-law of one of the star
routers counsel; and now Sargent and
William E. Chandler are talked of for
other places in the cabinet! The Stal
warts control the House and Senate,
and it is now hinted that the next
stroke will be the elevation of Folger
to the supreme bench, his succession j
by Conk ling, the nomination of Col
lector Robertson for governor of New i
York, the appointment of Cornell to
Germany, and the placing of u thick
aud-thin Conkling man in the custom
house. Iu the promised conferring of
honors and profits upon (.'handler and
Robertson, two of Blaine's next
trieuds, the President's sagacity is just
as evident as in taking Brewster for
attorney general aud Gray for judge.
In the latter cases the fitness of the
appointees disarmed all criticism upon
their political status, and if he assigns
high places to Chandler and Robertson
it will break the force of a good
many disappointments, possibly win
a section of Blaine's friends to the
support of the administration ami se
cure for it control of that great politi
cal lever the New York custom house.
Chandler never was reconciles] to his
slaughter in the Senate, permitted by
the Garfield administration to appease
MacVeagh, nod if he now has salve
put on his wounds by a stranger hand
New l!aiit|H<hire is a* likely to be
swung into the Stalwart column as
Ohio will be led there by the speaker
ship. With these allied to New York,
Pennsylvania, Illinois, Wisconsin, Vir
ginia and other Stall* that they can
manipulate, the Stalwarts have a grip
for 1884 which their opponents cannot
SINCE General Grant is at last con
strained by a sense of justice to admit
that (sen. Fitz John Porter was a deep
ly wronged man, let the wrong under
which that gallant and accomplished
soldies has so long rested be righted
by h prompt re-appointment to the
rank he held at the lime of his unjust
dismissal from the service. Gen. Por
ter can never be adequately oomjiensa
ted for all the wrong he has under
gone. The years of mental anguish
he has suffered while resting under
false charge* can never be effaced, but
the government will be untrue to every
idea of justice if it docs uot at once do
all in its jiowcr to wipe out the stig
ma which he has been obliged to bear
| for so many years.
—— mm
nual meeting of the Teachers' Institute
last week brought to Bellefonte a large
number of teachers from all parts of tba
county, together with many others inter
ested in the cause of education. The ses
sions of the Institute were fully attended
and the exercises throughout were of an
unusually interesting character. The lec
ture*, essays, recitations and discussions
were all exceedingly appropriate, enter
taining and instructive, and the teachers
in attendance undoubtedly received many
useful hints and a great deal of valuabla
information, from which they will not fail
to profit in their professional work. The
lectures of President McKee, of the State
College, and Profs. Saitford and lli'lman,
ware of a high order of ability and were
heard with great pleasure and benefit by
large audiences. The exercises of each
day were enlivened by excellent music,
and upon the whole Superintendent Wolf
is to be congratulated U|>on the fine suc
cess of the first Institute held under bis
management and direction. We eppend
a list of the teachers present which we
take from the Troehrrt' Journal :
Bellrfonte—D. M. Lieh, J. C. Meyer,
C. P. 'Uewes, A. I>. Delany, Misses
H<-oMe McGinley, Bella K. Kankin, Anna
McAffrey, Liaste Swart*, Mary Shroro,
Liaaie Campbell, Km in a Urahatn.
/tenner—J. H. Kankin, 8. C. Bathgate,
G. M.Glenn, W. 11. Clark, John Kline,
J. A. Noll. W. L. Bnyder.
BOMK— Ward Riibel, John D. Rishei,
11. H. Harshbsrger. T. B. Uupcrt, W. J.
Singer, John K. Bickford, Misses Annie
E. ShulU, Mary Kvans, Nannie DeLany,
Kate R. M'Cormlck, Jennie Tellhelm,
Laura V. Poresman.
Hurnnitle—L. C. Runkle, J. X. Klein,
D U Stewart
CkJUge—T. C. Boot*, Archie Moor, G.
W. Jonnstonbeugh, J. K. Warson, L. N.
Musser, T. R. Dubbt, W. L. Foster.
Parti*—George K Bible, A. B. Lucas.
Ferfmon-Kd. Ward, C. D. Moore, X.
8. Stevens, A. O. Archie, Luther Museer,
C. U. Foster, B. F. Unman, Misses Jen
nie Archey, Annie Musser, Hue Denley,
Glare Walker, Mary M'Cormlck.
Grass—Lewis Belter, 8. C. Stover, U.
F. Feitomlf, W, A. Brown, H M Cain,
F. F. Jamison, P. J. Vonada, J. L.
Rousb, G. M. Musser, Miss Maggie
TKRMB: $1.50 p*r Annum, In Advance.
//nines—Miss Bella Cronirniller, '/. I).
Thomas, T. G. Krbard, O. N. Krherd.
//<{/■ Moon .Muse* Halli'* A. Mwk, Hal
ite T.Berr, KIU M. Flock, 11. K. Leit-
//am'*—Misa Florence M. Kielcy, Hen
rv Keller, G. W. Williams, V. K. Ktner
ick, J. 11. Jacob*.
Howard lloro. —Reuben Pletchcr.
Howard— M i- Sallie K. Smith, W. T.
I Turner, T. M. .Mitchell, J. L. I'letcher,
■ Tbeo. Pletchcr, J. L. Gardner, J. 11.
Mutton— Mue* Jntio Richards, Maggie
Brown, Pheuie Tallhclm, J. A. Ward,
| W. 11. lieslon.
Liberty—Mitt Lizzie Kunes, Anna
I Hairier, W. T. Auruari.
Marion— U. W D. Yoarick, W. H.
Bickle, M. J. Gardner, A. C. Haihurst, J.
A. Khreckcngasl.
Milrt —J. 11. Do Long, A. N. Corman,
T. M. Gramley, C. C. Lu-e, Simon Bicrly,
Corneliut Stover, J. C. Morris.
MiUtbnrg— Mirer-* Carrie Green, I.ida
MiHhrim —W. F. Smith, M. I. Jami
iron. J. A. Keen.
/'alio ii—J. F. Orav, A. C. Thompson,
Gray Kepbart., O. W. Mclntyre, O. W.
I'enn— Mir* Marv Strohro, A. J. Long,
C. K. Finkle.
/•otter— F A. Foreman, W. A. Krire,
W. 11. Ott, .1. W. Shire*, Wm. Brown, T.
J. Stiver, J. 15. Strom. W. W. Kiihel,
JVm. N-fl, Jatnes N'-ff, W. P. lio*ter>
man, A. C. itij.ku, J. 11. I,,re, Mirtea
Nannie M'C'ormuk, Lide MrKlroy, Cora
! K. Murray, MM. C. E. Wolle.
l'hilipivrg. —Mirter Clara B. Lukeni,
i Ella Howe, Mary M. Crow.
Jtu*ti. —Mirter Mary A. Waring, Ada
I Kothrnck, Ida M. Hall, Mrt. R. J. He*
I Woodie, Silat IL-eco, E J. Duffer,
s , Mm,- Misses Mary E. i'ile. Jen
; nie Morrison, Mary Byerr, Mr*. F. A.
: Thomat, Tho. Cameron.
Spring. —T. M. Ban,hart, W. 11. Noll,
Jr., J. F Ilarriton, G. M Noll, J. K.
Sheffler, J. c Dale, K. c. Wood*, J. K.
i V*ii Ormer, J. I). Miller, J. C. Noll,
M i*ret Carrie Ilume*, Juttico Hoy, F. K.
Howe*, Mr*. J. J. J don.
Taylor —Muse* Annie Miller, Mina
! Clark, Libbie Fortney, 1.. C. Steven*.
I'nionrUU. —A. I). Wirta, H. K. Cam
j bridge.
Union —William Fisbar, E. C. Mcln
tyre, Uieei T>mpie C. Hall, Alice Hall,
Maggie K Blair. Annie Biair.
Walker. —E. 11 Mourer, E. C. Emerick,
K. J. Warner, M. S. Romich, W. H.
Markie, D. A. Deilriek, J. L. Shaffer,
Mim Mary Kline.
Worth —W. G. Morrison, D. U. Bean,
J. W. Bean, Mr*. Mida Iter,net, Miatea
j AlTa Lamliorn, Nettie Kicbard*.
Olhrr Tearher*. Henry Thompson, O.
i W. Fotry, Samuel Brugger. W. 11. Gard
! ner, Aaron William*, C. P. Leiuell, D.
W. Wood ring, 1). F. Fortney, J. C.
Harper, Dr. G. M. Swartz, l>r. P. T.
Mu*er, Dr. S. C. Muaeer, G. W. Rum
| barger, Dr. W. 8. I*orworth, Clement
I Dale, Exp, W. C. Heinle, Eq. t W. A.
Tobia*, D. 11. Young, A. A. Dale, 8. P.
Ray, J. L. Spangler, Mitte* Maggie Scan
lon, Clara Strickland, Lida McGinley.
DirtfSri.—A. T. leather*. Daniel Hail,
Henry Bock, J. H. Routh, W. C. Kerr,
Wm. Mill*, J. C. M'<ore, A mo* Mullen,
R. G. Brett, Jno. W. Shark, Henry Arm
agatt, Jamr* G I.ucat, Harvey Hoover,
Harry Pontiu*, 8. D. Gray.
Honorary Membert. — Rev* J. W. Won
ner, G. W. Peonenacker, Jolin Hewitt,
Wm. Laurie, Patrick McArdle, John De
ling, Clint Furtt. John Palmer. Maj. R.
II Forter. Joe. W. Furey, E. T. Tuten,
Prof. J. Wiliard Miller.
(Any omission* of names properly be
longing in the three last lista must not bo
attributed to the Roll Clerk, as all vera
requested to make announcement of those
present entitled to *ucb mention.)
Sraixo Milui Item*. —Quite a number
of change* have been taking place this fall
and winter. Robert H. Duncan ha* told
bis tlock of good* and rented his beautiful
store room to Messrs. Whitmer A Co., for
a term of three year*. The business of thia
firm hat increased so rapidly that they
have been compelled to open the second
store. They call the old store the "Cen
tral Supply Depot" and the new establish
ment "The Feir."
I. J. Grenoble has bought from R. H.
Duncan the swamps lying between Henry
Krumrine and the R.R. Station for $2OOO.
Henry Krumrine ha* bought from Mr.
Duncan a lot lying along tbe pike and ad
joining the property of J. D. Long, on
wbicb he contemplates putting his tannery
at some future lime. He will erect a
dwelling bouse near the present site of bis
tannery next summer. Hie eon Sydenham
takes charge of tbe tannery. Tbe Post
office remains in po*session of Mr. Duncan,
but will be kept in tbe store of Mr. Bpig
lemeyer (of Wbitmer A Co). Our leech
ers are all home from Institute. We be
lieve they all came home sober. %•
—-We regret to announce the death of
James P. Hale, of Osceola, which occurred
on Saturday morning, December 34, 1881.
Mr. Hale possessed many amiable and
attractive traits of character; bad a large
number of warm friends in our com annuity,
and bit early death will be sincerely re
gretted. ilia remain* were taken to
Beading for interment.
—Our kiod friend, Mr. J. Calvin Baur*.
left a newspaper upon our table the other
day from which we intended to make an
extract of an occurrence to which he had
called our attention. Some one, however,
thought he had more use for the paper
than e bed, and carried it off—before we
bad accomplished our purpose.
NO. I.