Centre Democrat. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1848-1989, July 13, 1882, Image 4

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An Important Legal Opinion in
Favor of the State.
Some time since "The Fidelity Mu
tual Aid Association" made application
to Common Pleas Court, No. 4, of Phil
adelphia, for a change of name to "Tho
Fidelity Mutual Life Association." The
court made the change asked, for, the
proceedings being under the act of 18G9,
which authorize Courts of Common
Pleas to change the names as they are
authorized to change the charters of cor
porations. The Insurance Commission
er hearing of the change, petitioned the
court to revoke tho decree it had made
in the premises for the reason that the
change had been made without the
knowledge or consent of the commis
sioner, and was a name that he had re
fused to grant the company, holding
that under tho act of 1876, he was the
sole judge as to the propriety of names
adopted, and for the further reason that
the act of 1869 was repealed by the act
of 1876. The latter act repealing all
laws authorizing the change of charters
of Insurance companies. The question
was argued some time ago liefore the
entire bench, the State being represent
ed by the Attorney General and Ovid F.
Jonhson, Esq., of special counsel who
took the above ground. The Fidelity
Company being represented by Hon.
Wayne MacVeagh, who argued that the
legislature itself had raised a distinction
between acts amending charters and
their amending titles, and that there
fore the act of 1876, which directed the
repeal of act authorizing the amend
ment of charters, did not repeal the
act of 1869, as it was a law relating
to the amendment of titles only, and
that a title was not a part of a charter.
The opinion of the court was delivered
on the first instant, by President Judge
Thayer, and was to the effect that the
position taken by the Commissioner
was the correct one throughout, and
that the decree had been inadvertently
made, and should be revoked. The
opinion, which was an exhaustive one,
sets at rest some important questions
relative to the administration of the
duties of the Insurance Commissioner
that have heretofore been mooted.
Another Blast From Buyne.
Consideration of the Sundry Civil Ap
propriation bill being resumed in the
House yesterday, Messrs. Hiscock,
Blackburn and Willis took part in
the discussion. Mr. Bayne, of Penn
sylvania, also made a speech in favor of
civil service reform and argued in sd
vocacy of restricting the power of th<-
President in the removal of capnble and
efficient officials. lie criticized the
present Administration, declaring that
it was as unlike that of President Gar
field as the administrations of Jackson
and Van Buren were unlike those of
Washington and Jefferson. Garfield
believed in the reign of law; the present
executive in a personal government.
Gen. Arthur had violated his promise to
stand by the civil service plank of the
Republican platform. He had removed
faithful and competent officers without
cause, not only violating his prom' e,
but the constitution and the laws. Th
Executive and those upon whom he
called for advice had undertaken the
herculean task of stalwartizing the He
publican party, and that, too, when the
very name of Stalwart had become a re
proach. The bullet of Guiteau had
made a mark on the forehead of Stal
wartism that could never be effaced.
No action was taken on the bill.
Ex-Governor Cnrtin on I'nttlsoii's
Special Despatch to tbe World.
WASHINGTON, July 7.—Ex-Governor
Curtin, of Pennsylvania, when shown
the item in a new York paper this
morning in which he is quoted as depre
cating the nomination of Pattison for
Governor of bis State declared it to be
a mistake and unjust to the candidate
as well as to himself. He believes the
nomination of Pattison to be in harmo
ny with the general wish of the party,
and that Pattison will receive a full par
ty vote, with large Republican acces
sions, which will insure bis election.
[ Democratic State Convention.
The Democratic State Convention,
which assembled at llarrisburg on the
3d of June, was undoubtedly one of the
most able and respectable and effective
political bodies that ever convened at
the State Capitol. Perfect harmony pre
vailed in all its deliberations—but one
sentiment seemed to influence all, and
that was to redeem the state from the
misrule, extravagances, tyranny and
peculation which has marked its govern
ment and legislation for many years
through ring rule, in the control of
Boss corruptionists. Is it any wonder
therefore, that the ticket thus given to
the people, composed entirely of ag
gressive reformers whose personal re
cords is guarantee of economy and re.
form, is received with such evident
marks of favor by the Democrats and
disappointment to the ringsters.
The Convention at 1 o'clock was call
ed to order by the Chairman of the State
Central Cummittee, and after roll call
Malcom Ilay, of Pittsburg, was made
temporary Chairman, lie wasted no
time in speech, but proceeded to the
business of the convention. The usual
committee were appointed, on creden
tials, organization, and resolutions, and
then took a recess until 3 o'clock. In the
meantime the committee on organiza*
tvbn agreed on George M. Dallas as per
manent chairman. The committee on
credentials made an amicable disposition
of all contests, and the committee on
resolutions or platform was prepared to
report. These reports were accepted by
the convention, and Mr. Dallas unani
mously elected as Permanent Presi
dent. He assumed the chair with brief
remarks. The platform was then repor
ted by W. U. Ilepsel, chairman of the
committee, and were adopted unani
mously as follows:
The Democratic party of Pennsylva
nia, holding fast to the faith that all
power not delegated by the Constitu
tion is reserved to the States and the
people; upholding the sanctity of per
sonal liberty, the security of private
property, and the right of local self-gov
ernment; demanding honesty and
conomy in the administration of gov
ernment and the enforcement of all the
provisions of the Constitution by the
Legislature and the courts of the Com
monwealth ; declaring against monopo
lies and in sympathy with labor seek
ing its protection, and in favor of the
industrial interests of Pennsylvania at
all times, do solemnly protest against
evils which the policy and practices of
the Republican party and the insolence
of its long possession of office have thus
brought upon the country ; therefore,
First—VVc do protest against what is
called the hoss system, and also the
plundering of officeholders by assess
ments of money for political purposes.
Public offices are I lie property of no
party, but are open to every citizen who
is honest, capable, and faithful to the
Constitution, qualifications which Jeffer
son declared were requisites for office.
Second—We protest against the spoils
system. It is a prostitution of the offices
of the people so that they become the
mere perquisites of the politicians.
Third—We denounce repudiation,
State and Federal, because it is dishon
est and destructive of that public morali
ty upon which are founded the exis
tence and perpetuity of our free institu
tions. It should be made odious, and
the political party that aids it and abets
it with office deserves public condemna
Fourth—We denounce spoliation of
the State Treasury and immunity by
pardon of those convicted of crimes,
wfiose acts were flagrant subversions of
official trusts and wrongs done the peo
Fifth—We believe the Republican
party, as now organized and controlled,
is based on fraud, force, and corruption,
and there can be no hope of true reform
except by the force of the ballot box
excluding it from place and power.
Sixth—The Democratic party demands
of the Legislature an honest, just, and
true apportionment.
Seventh—Upon these declarations we
invite the co-oporation of all honest
citizens who with us desire the reestab
lishment of honest government.
The subcommittee on rules submit
ted the following rules for the govern
ment of the party, which were adopted:
The State Central Committee shall
consist of one member Irom each coun
ty, and in addition any county that is
untitled to more than one state senator
shall have an additional member for
each additional senator —the members
of the committee to be appointed in
such manner as the local regulations of
the respective county organizations may
The committee shall meet annually
in the city of llarrisburg on the third
Monday of January at such place as
may be designated by the chairman of
the State Central Committee and shall
at this annual meeting elect a chairman
and permanent secretary (from within
or without its own membership), and
"tote executive committee, (from with
in or without its membership,) and
transact such other business as the com
mittee may determine. It may at this
or at a subsequent meeting fix the time
for the state convention and arrange
Members of the committee unable to
attend may, for any meeting, deputize
substitutes to act pro tern, for them, but
they must be voters in the county and
senatorial districts which their princi
pals represent.
The chairman of the State Central
Committee, its permanent secretary and
seven Democrats (from within or with
out the State Central Committee and
no two to be elected from the same
county), to be elected annually at the
January meeting, and the committee
shall constitute the state executive
committer to wpdqot the state cam
paign subject to tho control of the
State Committee and tho oflicers of the
Stale Central Committee shall be the
officers of tho executive committee.
The representation in the state con
vention shall consist of representative
delegates, one for each 1,000 Democratic
voteß cast at the lust preceding guber
national election, or for a fraction of
1,000 such votes amounting to 500 or
more in the respective representative
districts. Provided that each represen
tative district shall have at least one
These rules may ho amended, altered
or abrogated at any time upon the re
commendation ot the State Central Com
mittee, or astute convention, and hy
the approval of the subsequent state
Schedule—These rules shall take
effect on tho third Monday of January,
A. I). 1883.
The following nominations for Gov
ernor, with eulogistic speeches, were
then made: Gen. A. A. Coffroth nomi
nated James 11. Hopkins, of Allegheny;
Thos. May' Pierce named Eckley B.
Coxo. of Luzerne; Senator Gordon
named Robert E. Pattison, of Philadel
phia; Ilarman Yerkes named Gen. W.
11. 11. Davis, of Montgomery county;
Joseph Hemphill nominated Robert
Monaghan, of Chester county; T. C.
Hippie named John G. Hall, of Elk
county; T. A. Purdy named Simon P.
Woolverton, of Northumberland coun
ty ; E. P. Smith nominated W. M. Nel
son, of Wayne eountv.
It required six ballots to make the
nomination, and they were in detail as
Ist. -.m :t. I. 4th. mil. nth
llopkiiiH H7 KS I*l i#; im UuJ
Ooze 271 33) 37| 44| i
I'uitihuii 4*l * a: t 7iJ Hi ÜB£ I2oi
Davie 10 y 1 2 ...
MoiiHtthan.... 21 1 li r 5
Hall 11 li 10 h
Woolverton.. 2o' 13 0 "1 I
Nelson 10 10 H 0
The steady gain made, ballot after
ballot, by Hopkins and Pattison en
couraged their followers and effectually
prevented tho anticipated break to
Coxe. As soon as Coxe fell behind in
the fifth ballot, he was withdrawn Mr.
Hall was withdrawn after the fourth
ballot, and his friends voted for Patti
son. It was now evident that the nomi
nation rested between Pattison and
Hopkins, and that no dark horses were
in the race. While this correspondingly
excited the friends of each, a solid sat
isfaction prevailed throughout that a
nomination worthy of the great party j
and the needed reform in public affairs
was assured. Tho sixth ballot closed
by a close Vote in favor of Pattison
amid great enthusiasm, which was in
tensified when Malcom Hay the par
ticular friend of Mr. Hopkins arose and
moved to make the nomination unani
mous in a short but telling speech as
I had hop<>d the convention would
have heen able in this *tge ol the pro
ceedings to have settled upon a most tit
and excellent candidate trom my sec
tion of the state, hut I am doomed to
disappointment. The delegates have
shown a lair and manly spirit through
out and the treatment of Mr. Hopkins'
candidacy by those in favor of him was
most honorable. (Applause,] 1 con
gratulate the Democrats and all the
people of the state on the grand nomi
nation made. |Cheers.J He will he
elected because he deserves it. The
state government has become so corrupt
that we are ashamed to show our faces
abroad. There is need of a thorough re
form throughout, and who is so well
qualified to undertake the work as the
man who has just been nominated? He
who did so much in the way of reform
in Philadelphia, where one-fifth of our
population resides. We of the west
pledge ourselves to do our utmost to se
cure his election. [Cheers.] I desire
further to move that this nomination he
made unanimous. (Prolonged cheers.]
At this point W. M. Singerly, of the
Philadelphia liccord, who had been ac
tive in opposition to Mr. Pattison,
arose and seconded the demand for a
unanimous nomination, which, amid
the bosterous applauseof the entire con
convention, was adopted, and at 9 o'-
cloock the convention adjourned until
next morning to name the four re
maining candidates to complete the
Thursday morning Chairman Dallas
called the Convention to order at 10:15
—nominations for Lieutenant Governor
being now in order, Chauncey F. Black,
of York, and George 11. Irwin were
placed in nomination in eulogestic
speeches of their respective friends.
A ballot was then taken, and when
the name of Eckleyß. Coxe was reached
the applause was very great when he
arose and said :
"Through a misapprehension of my
motives I appear here for the first time
in my life to say that from this time to
the end of the campaign there shall be
no doubt where my duty lies and the
manner in which 1 shall meet it. I
propose to take mv coat otf and fight
for the ticket, and I propose to do all
that in me lies for the gallant gentle
man whom you have named at the
head of your ticket. I know what I
can do, I know what I ought to do, and
I propose to do all that I can do to
make Pennsylvania a representative
State, a Democratic State, not Demo
cratic in name of party merely, but a
state where the party will be represen
ted in congress, in the senate, in the
halls of the legislature, and where it
does not take 2,000 Democrats to have
as much voice as 1,000 Republicans."
Mr. Coxe having resumed bis seat,
the ballot was concluded and resulted
as follows:
f rw ' n m
The nomination was made unani
mous, and a committee raised to bring
Mr. Black Into the hall for a speech
when the regular order of business was
A number of candidates for Supremo
Judge were now named by their respec
tive friends, viz:
Silas M. Clark, of Indiana, Oliver P.
Bechtol, of Schuylkill, James It.
Ludlow, of Philadelphia, Judge Arcus,
McDermott, of Mercer, Ebert Ilarvey,
of Lehigh, Judge James Braden, of
Butler, Judge Cummin, of Lycoming,
Christopher Huydeek, of Venango, and
Elliot, of Tioga. The nomination)*
were closed and a ballot ordered and
resulted as follows :
Ludlow , r ,nL
Rwlitol 27i
Ilriulou II
McDermott 3-1
Cuiniiiiu ]:t
Harvey 22
II iiydeck D
The second ballot was here delayed
to permit the committee to introduce
the candidate nominated for Lieuten
ant Governor, Chauncey F. Black, who
was presented totheConveution irtji neat
speech hy chairman Bogart and spoke
brietly as follows :
"My nomination is a tribute to the
noble Democracy of York, witli whom
1 have the good fortune to he fit home.
I will only say that I shall carry myself
in the struggle before us and in office,
if I shall be elected, so as to reflect no
shade of dishonor upon them or to
make any occasion for you to regret
that you have listened to their gener
ous appeal. The skies are bright with
every sign of political promise. Let the
honest Democracy of Pennsylvania do
their duty, and J pledge you that your
candidates will be faithful to their
trust after the election. We have only
to observe ithe solemn pledges of our
platform to remove from the state the
bitter reproach which has so long
rested upon it, and to confirm the
Democratic party in power for an in
definite period by the simple contrast
between an honest and dishonest gov
ernment. Inasmuch as the party rep
resented here has the grasp of no boss
on its throat, and no autocratic ring of
spoilsmen to consult, we can safely un
dertake the reforms demanded by the
people with the absolute assurance f
the sympathy and support of the
Mr. Black then introduced the Hon
. Tames Hopkins who was received in a
perfect ovation of applause. He spoke
in eulogy of the candidates nominated,
and that they would have his cordial,
%irnest and most persistent support.
He spoke for an active campaign for
victory and reform, victory first and
reform that would justify the victory.
A second ballot for Judge was now
in order, but after the roll was called
changes were rapidly made to Clark,
and one by one all the other candidates
were withdrawn, and Mr. Clark nomi
nation was then made by acclamation.
The lion. J. Simpson Africa, of
Ifuntingdon, was then nominated on
motion of Mr. Brown, of Erie, for
Secretary of Internal A flairs by acela- !
The Convention proceeded to the
nomination of a candidate for Congrees
nian at large. (Several gentlemen
named declined, among whom were
Malcome Ifay, of Pittsburg, 11. U.
Ilensyl, of Lancaster, Gen. Coulter, of
Westmoreland. The candidates before
the Convention were Messrs. Elliot, of
Tioga, Stenger, of Franklin, Johnson,
of Cambria, Gilpin, and Itreslin, and
the ballot resulted as follows :
El Hut 13PJ
Stenger ,}
.folltlMlll H
flilpln 3
Ilrenlin 21
The nomination of Mr. Elliot was
made unanimous, when he was called
to the front and made an excellent
Mr. Stenger then responding to the
call of the Convention made a ringing
speech, in which he declared that he
wanted no office, and urged that now
as the lines were drawn against an un
scrupulous enemy, every Democrat
should do his whole duty to defeat the
party now nearly destroyed in this
State. Ife was satisfied that when
Robert E. Pattison entered the execu
tive department, there would be written
over the door after him, "No thieves
need apply."
Don Cameron in Despair.
Special Denpfttch to the World.
PHILADELPHIA, -July 7— The conference
between Senator Cameron and his
lieutenants which was held in this city
yesterday formed an interesting topic
among politicians to day. It is gener
ally conceded that Cameron stiffened
up the weakening backs of his stalwart
coadjutors and told them the fight
must bo waged with more vigor. It is
also believed that he acknowledged
that his defeat WAS inevitable, but that
appearances must indicate nothing of
the sort. Theattitudejof James M'MAiiee,
the Gas Trust boss, was considered
somewhat at length, it is said, and his
defeotion was considered n very serious
feature of the situation. There is no
doubt tbat a determined effort at com
promise, or the calling ot a new con
vention, will be made by the committee
next Wednesday.
REVELATION suggests the idea that
from woman comes the power to "bruise
the serpent's head." The words take a
new meaning today since this is pre
cisely what Mrs. Lydia E. Pinkham's
Remedies do for tho physically deceased
patient. Her Vegetable Compound
reaches the ultimate sources of the
evil. Its action is gentle and noiseless,
but is more powerful than the club of
Hercules.— Bator.
My children lied sore throat. PERUNA
cured them. M. P. Lenhart, Irwin
Station, Pa.
The Tariff Commission—Organized and
Ready for Business.
WASHINGTON, July o.— The tariff com
mission created under the act of Con
gress approved May 15, 1882, having
been convened by tho secretary of the
treasury to meet in Washington, July
f>, 1882, assembled in the large parlor o!
tiie Ebbitt bouse at 12 o'clock to-day.
As early as 11 o'clock members of the
commission began to arrive, and alter
being introduced to each other gathered
in groups and spent tho intervening
time in casual conversation concerning
the magnitude and character of their
prospective labors. At 12 o'clock the
gentlemen comprising the full commis
sion were in their seats. The president,
Mr. Hayes, then arose and delivered
the opening address, which was listened
to with close attention.
He said tho commission has no other
functions than those provided hy law,
and that the objective point of its labors
is the establishment of a judicious tariff
or a revision of the existing tariff upon
a scale of justice to all. No special in
dustry can have undue advantage, and
the relations of tho industries to each
other, no less than the special necessi
ties of each, must he considered. A
radical or subversive change in the
present general economical policy of
the country is virtually interdicted, and
a judicious not a revolutionary tariff, a
revision not a destruction of existing
tariff laws, is declared to be the object
to which the labors of tho commission
should conduce. We may also find a
solution of many questions of opposito
individual or sectional interests, and
may avoid many difficulties by remem
bering, while not unmindful of justice
to existing interests, that protective
duties should he imposed or withheld,
not for the benefit of individuals or
special industries, but for the good of
th- nation.
Without having perfected a perma
nent organization the commissioners at
2 30 took a recess and proceeded in a
body to pay their respects to the presi
dent. Erorn the executive mansion
they went to the treasury department
and called upon Secretary Folger.
After the members of ihe commission
hd paid their respects to the president
aud t he secretary of the treasury, and
huif duly qualified before the latter,
they returned to the Ebbitt house.
When they had reassembled the doors
were closed and admittance was denied
to all, save those directly connected
with the commission. No business of
importance was transacted, however,
and at 4.30 o'clock the commission ad
journed without having done more than
informally discuss the order of business
to be pursued. The commission will
reassemble to-morrow.
Brewster's Opportunity.
The attention of Attorney General
Brewster, says the Ilarriehurg Patriot,
having been officially called to the
Hon. Jay Ilubbell's violation of the
act of congress forbidding the assess
ment of officers of the United Slates
government for political purposes it is
reasonable to expect that the depart
ment of justice will proceed to vindicate
the outraged law by bringing an indict
ment in the proper court against the
audacious ofFender. The offense
charged against Mr. Hubhell is of a
most serious and odious character, and
it the Attorney General should pass it
over without an effort to enforce the
law in the matter he will subject him
self to a just suspicion that lie is willing
to shield the offender for reasons of a
political character. When Brewster
WHS notified of the charge against
certain citizens of South Carolina for
an alleged violation of the election laws
he made haste to employ special coun
sel to assist the United .States district
attorney in securinga conviction, Nay,
he was so zealous of good works in tho
interest of free and honest elections
that he issued a pronuncianrenti
against the perpetrators of election
fraud in which he allowed his zeal to
outrun his discretion. The crime with
which Mr. Hubbell is charged is even
more flagitious than that so fiercely de
nounced and so sternly punished by the
attorney general in the case of the al
leged South Carolina ballot stuffers. It
is doubly wicked because it first black
mails the oflicers and employes of the
goverment and then seeks to corrupt l
elections and degrade the ballot. Tt
will not do to plead in extenuation
that Mr. Ilubbell has simply followed
a precedent long established. There
are customs which are "more honored
in the breach than in the observance, "
and this is one of them. General
N. M. Curtiß of the New York custom
house prefered to follow the custom of
his predecessors rather than to respect
the inhibition of the act of congress.
He discovered to his sorrow that cus
torn does not always make law, but that
the law is strong enough not only to
regulate customs but to control the be
havior of those who sit in receipt of
them. Mr. Brewster's duty in the
Hubbell matter is plain. If ho should
show a disposition to evade respon
sibility he will only bring contempt
and odium upon himself and the ad
ministration of which ho is a member.
Government Official Appropriates Tub
lie Laiui,
W ARIIINOTOV, July 7—About ten years
ego E. G. Matthews, the Assessor of
Internal Revenue at Denver, Col., was
granted authority to erect a small build
ing on lota owned by the Government
for use as an office, lie erected three
buildings and leased them as stores.
He has been receiving rent for them at
the rate of about S2OO a month ever
since, amounting in all to about $20,000.
The matter was brought to the atten
tion of Secretary Folger a few months
ago and he at once instituted an inves
tigation. The result is that Matthews
will be dispossessed of the property and
the rental will hereafter be paid into
the United States Treasnry. Mr. Mat
thews is said to be a step brother of
Schuyler Colfax and is now a private
citizen at Denver,
Marshall Says Brown Will Not Accept.
PITTSBURG, Pa., July 9.— Hon. Thomas
M. Marshall, in an interview to-dav,
said bis friend and nephew, Major A.
M. Brown, had been tendered the place
of 1 Rawle for Supreme Judge by E, H.
Neven, the Surveyor of the Port of
Philadelphia, hut he had not consider,
©d the proposition for a moment, and
would in no case accept. If Brown
would take the place he (Marshall)
would work and vote against hirn.
Both he and Brown consider Cameron's
ticket whipped now, and therefore the
statement that Brown would accept to
save the ticket if he believed it in peril
is ridiculous and untrue.
dent Arthur, it is stated, receives GtX)
letters every day. Allowing hiru to give
each letter one minute's time, ten presi
dential hour%of the twenty-four are ac
counted for. A famous Englishman of
a century ago, who suffered from the
same kind of inundation, used pleasant
ly to say that one-third of the letters
he received were answered, that anoth
er third answered themselves, and that
the other third got no answer of any*
kind. It is to be supposed that the
, -President follows the precedent of the
Englishman, who borrowed his prac
tice from a royal philosopher of the
classic times.
1 HE first Napoleon had an amazing
memory for figures, ffe, remembered the
respective produce of all taxes through
ever year of his administration, and
could repeat them even to the centime-.
Running over art account of expend •
tures, he noted the rations of a battal
ion charged on a certain day at Began
con. "That battalion was not there'"
said he. '1 he Minister, knowing that
the Emperor had been out of France at
the time, submitted that he thought it
must have been there. It turned out
that Napoleon was right, and that a
fraud had been committed. The pecu
lator was disinisssed, and the anecdote
went through the army inspiring a.
wholesome alarm.
THE unwisdom of extravagant land
grants to corporations is nowhere more
forcibly illustrated than in the present
controversy between the Government
and the Northern Pacific railroad,.
This company was originally granted
•17,820X100 acres conditionally. Of this
area 27,800,000 acres have been earned
according to contract. The estimated
value of the land now is| $138,840,00P,
fully enough to oonstruct the road anu
leave a surplus of $33,000,000. It ia
this surplus the Government is after,
but will fail to get.
Down ! Down ! Down !
From tbis date and until further o 0 .
tice, we have resolved to sell out ' dur
entire stock of Clothing, Boots Bm i
-Shoes, llats and Caps, in order to ma ke
room for our heavy Fall stock w'bi c h j 8
already being manufactured *, or t bj s
branch. Remember the gor ld(S muwt
and shall be closed out at any p ric e
without delay and he w> lD will not
trade now shall never b HVe another
such an opportunity , he Boston
Clothing louse, just c.pened in Bey
no ds block opposite Br ockerhofl House
Allegheny streot. Bell e fonte Pa
n27 4t
HAD Chronic Catarrh and Constipa
t.ou ; could get r.r, help. PE.UKA cured
s- le ' An*-' • Williams, Martin's
berry, Ohio.
J>nwhjit-/it's Neiv avoc€vy%
Groceries! Groceries!
r PIIE new .Store in the Centre Coun
- •>' Bunk building, lligh-st., Bellefonte, Pa.,
IS Xo w oP E X
The good* on sale are the best the market affords,
and sold at prices to suit all customers.
Monday, May 1,
The patronage of all desiring fair treat•
, rnent is solicited.
4S"For quotation* call and you will b* convinced
that a revolution ha* been effected in price# of all
good* offered fur eeio.