Centre Democrat. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1848-1989, April 20, 1882, Image 1
@!je Centre && jPmocraf, SIIUGERT \ VAN OHM Kit, Editor*. VOL. I. She (Centre jDnnocrat. Tormi 81.60 por Annnm.ln Advance. S. T. SHUGERT & J. R. VAN ORMER, Editors., Thursday Morning, April 20, 1882. THE stalwarts of Huntingdon couu ty have held a meeting and appointed a rump delegation to the Republican Convention in the interest of the Ma hone ticket. The regulars appointed sometime ago, were instructed to sup port Wayne MacVeigh for Governor. THE Democratic Congressional Committee has been fully organized, by the election of Geu. Rosecrans as permanent Chairman of the joint Com mittee of the Senate aud House. A new Committee has also been raise*l t called the board of control, who will have the active management of the Congressional canvass. FREDRICK A. CONK LINO, is spoken of as the next Democratic candidate for Governor of New ork. Although the brother of Rosroe Conk ling, he is a thorough Democrat of the Jefferson ian school, talented and fearless in maintaining the true principles of De mocracy against all encroachments upon local government. Mr. Conk ling, is said to have the full confidence of Mr. Tilden and the best Democrats of the State. SENATOR LOGAN, of Illinois, is in very precarious health, and has gone to the Hot Springs. Besides under going great suffering from rheuma tism, he is said to he a victim of that terrible malady known as Bright'." dis ease. One of these diseases is about as much as an ordinary constitution can endure for a time, but when com bined, it is not difficult to predict that the Senator's public career is near its close. THE House of Representatives on Thursday appropriated SIO,OOO to build a monument over the grave of Thomas Jefferson. If the Senate con curs the long neglected grave of the author of the declaration ff indepen dence will be properly marked. The great life work of the eminent states man, and the purity of his patriotism is, however, ample to perpetuate his memory without any artificial means, as long as Republican government and Democratic principles, find a place inhuman society. OCCASIONALLY we hear of a verdant Republican, who talks of breaking Cameron's slate at the convention. The boss only laughs at their simplic ity. He dou't have slates that break at conventions. They are made of the beet gummy material, and may bend a little, but break, never! He may enter the name of a dummy on the slate now and then to conceal his tracks from the simple, but when he wilis io nominate, he nominates and gives notice to his party to ratify, and it is done. SOME of the Republican journal*, *nya the Philadelphia Record, are in an agony of apprehension over the prospect that the Committee of One Hundred will turn it# attention to Htate politic#. Their apprehension is well founded. The Committee of One Hundred ha# no choice in the matter. The work it has already done has the disadvantage of having been prose cuted at the mouth of the stream of public corruption. Unless it can reach the fountain head its task is like the task of Sisyphus. Ever since the year 1873 the crying want of the people of Pennsylvania has been for an honest and capable Legislature. The Re form that the people themselves began in that year in the changes made in the fundamental law must be followed up. The Legislature must be purified. A heavy share of the work of purifica tion falls to the people of Philadelphia. If the Committee of One Hundred fails to render what assistance it may in this behalf it may as well dissolve its organisation and go out of business. THE HON. WAYNE MACVEIGH pre- Hnled the other evening at the annual meeting of the Civil Service Reform Assiciution in Philadelphia. In the course of discussion which took place Mr. MacVeigh had occasion to refer to President Arthur's civil service profession, as also incidentally to those of the Fraud President who made his administration ridiculous by the pro mulgation of orders which ho had no intention or desire to enforce —a mere outcrop of the hypocrisy which dis tinguished him and the period of his fraudulent service. Mr. MacVeigh in remarking upon the position of both "His Accideucy" and "His Fradulen cy" said : "A man does uot change his political opinions after he is 50 years old. What Mr. Arthur was in the the New York Custom House a few years ago President Arthur is to day in the White House. He is the same courteous, genial gentleman, ever ready with bland words. Hut he has practiced the boss rule in polities all his life, and will continue in that rut while he is President. Although in his letter accepting the nomination fr Vice President he declared for civil service reform, he ignored this pledge when elected, and was engaged in the most disreputable work for boss ism when the shot was fired that made him President. It required the echo of an assissin's pistol to remind him of his pledge, and when he again had oc casion to write for the public he re affirmed his position. I could have laughed in my sleeve had I been in the mood for amusement when I saw the delight certain good-hearted peo ple extracted from President Arthur's soft words on civil-strvice reform in his inaugural address. Our cause has had some severe blows, and from least expected sources*. I will say that President Hayes did me the honor to consult me in the preparation of his civil-service reform order, but when the time came for his crucial test he listened to the worth* of evil advisers and appointed dishonest men to posi tions of trust in reward for |>arty work in Louisiana. The last days of his ad ministration were worse than the first, for then we saw John Sherman using the Treasury Department to secure his own nomination to the Presidency in face of his civil-service professions. As I see the Republican party of to day, it has but three animating prin ciples. The first is the spoils system, of which I don't approve, the second in bonsism, which is distasteful to me, and the third is the repudiation of the State debt of Virginia, which I like no better than the others. So you see I am a Republican under difficulties. My advice to the association is that its members make their influence felt by votes. In that way they will com mand attenion, and their memorials will receive more respectful consideration than the one recently sent to the Ex ecutive Mansion." The remarks of the ex-Attorney General is neither complimentary to his party or its representatives, and ought to elicit the sober reflection of honest men, whether he does not truly state the case when be says the Re publican party, as now operated, has but three animating principles" which he designates "the Hpoils system," the "Boss system" and the "Repudiation of state debt," as illustrated by its union with Mahone and his repudia tion party in Virginia. WoßKtitoME* pROTBrriKo! The NVorkingmen's meeting held on Broad street, Philadelphia, on Saturday evening last, is spoken of by the press, as the most imposing demonstration of workingmen ever held in that city, and in which every trade was repre sented with appropriate banners. The object of the meeting was to protest against the importation of Chioese la* bor. Resolutions were adopted de nouncing President Arthur for his veto of the Chinese bill, and setting forth that "industrial slavery" should never more exist in this country. If "BHUAL AND XX ACT JI'MTICK TO ALL MKN, OX W IIATKVKR HTATB OR FKKHUAMOJf, KELIOIOfH OR FOLITICAL."-Jdr.cn BKLI.KFONTK, I'A., THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 1882. our laboring men will remember this sentiment and curry its full signifi cance into action when they come to exercise the most sacred right they jHissess in a Republican government — a free ami un train on-led vote —the Republican stalwart party, will lose a very important element of strength obtained by the tyranny of associated and incorporated wraith. Let "indus trial slavery cease" is a sentiment worthy of universal acceptation. C.VPT. IIowoATE, late of the Signal Service bureau at Washington, who was in jail under indictment for pecu lations and thefts to a very large amount, was allowed by Judge Wvlie permission to vi-it hi" home in compa ny with the Marshall, for the purpose of searching for some pa|H-r- he alleg ed to be necessary to his defense. On reaching his home he made an excuse for entering a room adjoining the one in which the oflicer was stationed un conscious that the whole arrangement on the part of the prisoner and his friends was a job set up to elude the vigilance of the guard, umi affect an escape, which ho did very neatly on Friday lat. Diligent search ha- been made by the police and detectives for the fugitive, but without effect. lie is probably safely concealed in Wash ington, hut the opinion prevails that his late associate* in the signal service to avoid revelations, have spirited him away in a vessel, and is now out of harm's way. When arrested it is said, he was planning to go to the Sandwich Islands, and it is supposed that will be bis destination now. At any rate, Howgateis gone and another govern ment thief escapes with his plunder. TIIE Arthur and Mahone gerry mander bill introduced in the Legis lature of Virginia to divide the state into Congressional districts, so arrang ed as to give the coalition eight out of the ten Congressmen to be elected un der the new apportionment, wa de feated finally last week in tho Senate. This was a measure of advanced scoundrelism worthy the combined genius of the stalwart Republican boss of New York and his treacherous re pudiation associate in Virginia, hut too outrageous to pass under the whip of administration patronage. Four members of the Readjusler party, and one straight-out Republican possess ed sufficient self respect and indefwn dence to scorn the lash of the bowses, and vote with the Democrats to bury the iniquitous bill out of sight for the present session. Virginia will there fore vote for members of Congress on the present apportionment, and for one Congressman al-large being the in crease to which the Stale is entitled under the lat census. SENATOR MITCHELL AND THE BOM. It Keern* that Senator Don ha* bwn gouging hi* "me too" in the dark, and finding.it out, Mitchell, making a feint <|Uonke of indignation, threaten* to act up for himaelf and demand from the admiuiniatratiou a ahare of the plunder (tatronage for thoae of hi* constituent* who have not entitled themselves to a 300 medal for stalwart work. The late spasm of indepen dence on the part of the junior Sena tor will however, noon subside. Don is enlranched in the administration, he has the dispensation of its patron age in Pennsylvania and will put it just where it will do the most good for boss supremacy in the Cameron ranch. The fact is, Mitchell was too tardy making a show of independence to startle the boss, or to obtain for it an atom of respect from others. He was made a senator by the boas to serve as a "me too," and heretofore has only developed fitness for that service. A mew Chinese bill ban been intro duce*! in the House. It differ* from the vetoed bill in reducing the term suspending im|mrtation from 20 year* to 10 years which is supposed to be the longest time the President and the Kepublican Congress will consent to do without cheap coolie labor. IN the case of Gen. Fitz John Por ter, the President decides that ho has no power to annul the sentence of' the court-martial—that he can do nothing in the case as it is entirely beyond his jurisdiction. This action, bused upon an elaborate opinion of the At torney General, concurred in by the Cabinet, settles the question so far as the executive government is concerned. The only hope now of justice being done to this gallant aud shamefully wronged soldier is in Congress. The measure of that justice should not be made in a pasimonious spirit nor de layed an hour in its full and entire accomplishment. This is due to Por ter, hut it is also due to the country that the hasty, if not disgraceful pro ceediug, under which be has suffered should recieve a prompt and emphatic correction, and the great wrong pub licly acknowledged. THE New Nork Chamber of Com merce has endorsed Congressman Hewitt's resolution introduced in the House, calling for an immediate re vision of the tariff. The necessity for a revision seems to lie u wide spread and general desire with all closes of the people,and it will not he popular, at least, to adopt a temporiziug policy. Oppressive duties or rtuinp taxes are neither needed for revenue or protec tion. This fact has become patent to all, and a failure of Congress to afford the relief so generally demanded will be severely criticise*! ami condemned. The proposed commission subterfuge to evade present duty is not likely to be satisfactory. Jo till KRS IN DKMANI)! With OD appropriation f (en millions ostensi bly to fit up the navy, with an ac complished jobber at the head of the Department, another, Chairman of the Naval Committee, the jobbing busi ness promises to be very active during the coming fiscal year. Chandler and Robeson! Who dare question that these are not the right men. in the right place now, when millions are to be disbursed, and an overburdened Treasury is to be relieved of its sur plus deposits. COLONEL FILLER, late of the Hnr risburg I'atrioi, has become one of the editorial corps of that excellent and popular newspaper, the Philadelphia Record. Col. Filler is an able and graceful writer, and with many years experience in journalism will doubt | leas lend additional interest to the columns of the Record. KX-SENATOR STRAND, who was re ! eently appointed Marshall of Dekota | Territory, after viewing the ground, | has come to the conclusion that he is not prepared for exile yet. lie has | resigned and returns to Pennsylvania, |to await events. He may waut to go : to the Senate when Cameron's time has expired. Gov. HOVT, has appointed Charles H. Stinson President Judge, to suc ceed Judge Ross, lately deceased in the Montgomery county district. Mr. •Stinson formerly represented that county in the Senate, and is a lawyer of large experience and decided abili ty. Ho is a Republican. - . n ■ THE Democrats of Bedford county, have appointed delegates to the Stale (Convention, instructed in favor of the nomination of the Hon. James H. Hopkins for Governor. THE Chinese bill |aaeod the House, under suspension of the rules, on Monday. If the Senate concurs and the President approves, theCooly trade will be suspended ten years. THE Ohio Legislature have passed a gerrymander apportionment bill, intended to give the Republicans fifteen Congressmen, and the' Demo crats six. BOD IXOBIUIOLL is a "stalwart of the stalwarts." Of course, it makes no difference to him where the princi of that party leads to. A Hull] I puu Mutual Insurance t'om panics. W <* h-arii from the IJarrisburg Pair ut, that "the Attorney-General, upon in formation made by Insurance <x>rnini •doner Foster, recently returned to the Dauphin county court, a list of '21'.1 mutual insurance companies doing bum nesH in Pennsylvania. At the same time h made an application for a rule compelling tlo-so same companies to show cause why their churtets should not be forfeited, and they be prevented Irom hereafter doing any business in this State. Tho charters of 137 of the companies are asked to be revoked for reasons in each case as follows: "It has issued policies for indefinite and contingent amounts. "It has approved and recognized as signment" of [tolicies to peisons having no insurable interest in the lines of the parties in whose names said policies were issued. "Ibe Attorney General further gives the court to understand arid tie inform ed that he, tho said insurance commis sioner. has reason to believe that the said company is insolvent, and that it's a-sets are not sufficient for carrying on the business of the same." I he charters of the remaining seventy ix companies are asked to be revoked for the following reasons : "It has tailed to exhibit an annual statement to the insurance department of the amount, if any. of its cspiial stock, guarantee capital or accumulated reserve in lieu of capital stock, and also of ail asset#, a.-e-sments and liabilities, snd to an-wer such interrogatories as the insurance commissioner has required tn order to ascertain its true character nl condition, although notified to make vuch answers upon a I lank form preaeriie-d by the insurance coram s •toner, for the year ending I>ecetnber 31. 18H1, and forwarded to the address of aaid ooropany during the month of December. I**l. "The Attorney General further give the court to understand and ftc inform ed. that he. the said insurance commis sioner, has informed the Attorney Gen eral of the aforesaid non compliance by aa:d company with the requirements of law, and its non compliance with the requirements of the act of Ist of April, '873, in this particular, viz-. "It has refuserl or neglected to trans mit to the insurance commissioner a statement of its condition and business for the year ending December 31. )88|, on the first day of .January following, or within aixty days thereafter." Theoourt setting in chambers granted the rule asked for, which was made re turnable on Thursday, May 11. 1882. NW of the companies, especially the liarrisburg oor|*>rati<>ns, have not been loing a great amount of business during the past six months, the proceedings against the other companies having caused their policy holders to learc them in the lurch. Heath of Judge Ro. SKIT* II or TIIR C4BEEB or A l>l!tTI!*GllllEI> TOCKO JCBIST. NOBBISTOWX, Pa.. April 13.—This com munity was deeply shocked this even ing by the announcement of the death of lion. Henry P. Ross, the President Judge of our county court, which oc curred about 7 o'clock. His disease, in flsminatory rheumatism and neuralgia, manifested lUelt several years ago, but an active life and careful habits so re stated its encroachment* upon his strong physical and mental constitution that he was seldom incapacitated for the duties of his office. Henry Pawling Koas was born in Ltoylesiown, Buck* county, December, 1836. He entered Princeton College in 1853, and graduated in 1857. He was admitted to the practice of law in the Bucks county courts in 1859, having prepared himself in the offioe of his father. In 1862 be was elected bv the Democrat* as District Attorney. Prom that period until the time of hi* death Ins life has been one of great usefulness nd activity. He was prominent in the front rank of the Pennsylvania Demo cracy, and in this section of tbe State at least hi* name was as familiar as house hold words. He twice represented his narly in the Presidential Convention* ; was twice nominated as a candidate for Congress from his district; was a strong candidate for Governor before tbe Pern ocrattc State Convention of 1876, and was nominated for the Supreme Bench in 1878, after having been promineotiy before the convention four year* previ ous. Judge Boss had also held various ap (•ointive positions of honor and trust, among them that of Deputy Kscheator General of Bucks county, in 1865. lie was Additional Las Judge of Bucks and Montgomery for three years prior to tbe period when the two counties were made separate judicial district#, when he re signed bis office and su elected Presi dent Judge of Montgomery county, to which office he su re elected laat tall by a majority of nearly 1400 over hia competitor, Aaron Ncbwarlt, the nomi nee on the Republican ticket. Judge Roes was tbe elder of two sons of Thomas and Klisabeth Pawling Roes. His brother, George Rose, survive* htm. ilu mother died ID March last, during a term of Quarter Iftmons, which was presided over by Judge Myers, ol Hus ton. in the absence of Judge Ross. He wss twice married. His first wife (nee Mary Clifton, of Princeton, N. J.) died in 1873. In 1875 he wea married to Emily Genuug, of Brooklyn, who sur vives him. Judge Ross has ever been spoken of as au sble Jurist. .Several of his opin ions in impoitani civil trials have been handed down to tbe profession aa well- TKBMS: $1.50 jn*r Annum, in Advance. established criterion*. Few of hi* many decision* were ever reversed by tbe .Supreme Court. A Tale of the l.ut Administration. j Ox trull Pro... I When Conkling went to Mentor to nee Garfield be asked birn bow Folger would do for Secretary of tbe Treasury. C-onklitig thought that be bad juat been chosen to tbe bench in New York for fourteen years, it wouldn't be tbe thing ito lay it aside. When Garfield aent for Folger be told bitu that he bad a Uili: with Conkling about bun, from which I Folger understood that Cookling had 1 rrcomraended him for tbe place. Fol ger didn't like (iarlield'a manner. So 1 be went to work to make himself ineli gible, e> be termed it. "I'm not in sympathy with your end of our party," I he said to Gen. Garfield. "I'm in sym pathy with all tbe party—both ends- Judge." was the response. "But I'm an old tree trade Democrat in my views," persisted the judge, "i don't believe ; the present tariff can stand or ought to stand." "I am something of a free trader myself. Judge," said Gen. Gar field. "I'm on record on that. I'm one of the few members in America of j the < obden Club, 1 realize that the war ! tariff will have to be greatly modified." I "Then, too, I'm not much of a national batik man," despairingly put in the judge. "Neither am I. My views on those subjects are very determined, ' said G<-n. Garfic d. "Besides," inter posed Mr. Foiger, "I'm not a strict party man. I m given to having my own way. | I'm a good deal of a State rights man. My old Democratic temper has boiled over more than once because of the ex tent to winch the central Government j ba interfered with the State* ; and as .to civil service re'orm " "Why, you j and I agree on those things exactly," broke in Gen. Garfield, slapping Judge Folger on the knee, and neanng him as jifhe a going to kiss him. The judge I is rcjiorteU to have said that Gen. Gar ! field was the most "agreeing man" he j ever m<-t in hm life. But when Folger got back to Albany and found that | Conkling disapproved of his going into j Garfield * Cabinet, he declined the ap : pointment. And verily be had hi* re ward. For Arthur ww made President and Folger was made .Secretary of the Treasury without displeasing Conkling and probably with hi* full approval. Virtue always, or at least, not unfre ( quently, has its reward. "Dickens's Dutchman." j TUX rmSONRK WBOH THg KOTEI.IST IB BOS TALiztii TO as SET rate scans. Fun.soti.Pßis, April The incorrigi ble and aged scamp, Charles l.angheim er, who ba* *|ent stout one half of bia four score years of existence behind prison bars, will shortly be released from the Kastern penitentiary. The old man has attained a notoriety under the soubriquet of "Dickens'* Dutchman," tbe great novelist having employed his pen. in hi* American sketches, to in veigh against tbe solitary confinement system followed in tbe penitentiary, and selecting I.angheimer, who was un dergoing a four years' sentence when the romancer visited the (ail, as a spe cial case to illustrate the misery of the prisoners I<sngheimer was first sen tenced to the penitentiary on Msy l.'i, 1840. having been arrested for some thieving o|erations. He served his term and was released, but was toon sent back again. His history since that time ha* been a series of repetitions. A release from prison, a short freedom, and an other long term of imprison ment made up his life. In March. 1877, he was caught in the act of stealing a silver watch, and was sent back to his old quarters at Cherry Hill. Soon after his release in 1879 be again went back to bis old habits, and for tbe theft of some money from the office of Messrs. Adams k Story, Ninth and Girard •venue, was taken back to prison. It is this last term which be is now about completing. During hi* long confine ment Langheimer painted the walls of bis cell quite beautifully, using colors extracted from the yarn with whioh he was obliged to work. On being released from prison in 1877 the old man went to Michigan to work on a farm, but Shortly after the inspec tor of tbe penitentiary received a note from him asking that they send him some money to return and receive him back into tbe jail. No attention was paid to the letter, but shortly after Langheimer turned up in the city end found his way into the House of Correc tion. After his release be committed a crime and was sent back to his quarters in Cherry Hill. William Mstteaon. a colored farmer living near Abbeville, S.C., recently at tended a sale of real estate at the court house, and bought in a valuable proper ty at f&.fiQO, which he had tbe money in bis pocket to pay for. When Msttison was emancipated all he had in the world was the ragged clothes in which he stood, but be turned his attention to hard work, instead of stateamanahip, saved what he made instead of squan dering it, and is now an independent land owner, with the respect of his neighbors, the respect of himself, and a good credit. In the U. 8. Court on Monday, at Charleston, 8. C., the jury rendered a verdict of "Guilty as to first count, and not guilty aa to all others," in ease of Bates and others charged with election frauds. Two jurymen announced that they had been bulldoued into signing the verdict. Tbe court held Chat the avowal oame too late. The defendant# gave notios of application for new trial. NO. 16.