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SHUGERT & YAN ORMER, Editors.
Terms 51.50 per Annum, in Advance.
8. T. SHUGERT A J. R. VAN ORMER, Editors.
Thursday Morning, August, 10, 1882.
Democratic State Ticket.
ROBERT E. PATTISON, of Phila.
FOR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR,
CIIAUNCY F. BLACK, of York.
FOR J I!DO Eof the BUPR EM E COU RT,
SILAS M. CLARK, of Indiana.
FOR SECRETARY of INTERNAL AFFAIRS.
,T. SIMPSON AFRICA, of Hunting.
FOR CONGRESSMAN-AT-L ARGE,
MORTIMER F.ELLIOTT, of Tioga.
Democratic County Ticket.
Hon. A. G. CURTIN. of Centre.
[Subject to the decision of the District Conference.]
FOB STATE SENATE.
Hon. C.T.ALEXANDER, ofCentre.
[Subject to the decisiou of the District Conference.]
IIENRY MEYER, of Miles,
B. F. HUNTER, of Benuer.
FOR JURY COMMISSIONER.
J. H. TOLBERT, of Walker.
11. K. HOY, M. D., of Bellefoute.
The Democratic Platform.
The pernor rutin party of Pennsylvania, holding fast
to the faith that all power not ihdeguted by the Con
stitution is reserved to the States and the people; up
holding the sanctity of personal liberty, the security
of private property, and the right of local self-govern
ment , demanding honesty and economy iu the ad
ministration of government and the enforcement of
all the provisions of the Constitution by the Legisla
ture and the Courts of the Commonwealth ; declaring
against monopolies and in symp#hy with labor seek
ing its protection, and in favor of the industrial inter
ests of Penniylvanla at all times, do solemnly protest
against evils which the policy of the Republican par
ty and the insolence of its long jKsseseion of office
have thus brought upon the country ; therefore,
First—We do protest against what is called the boss
system, and also the plundering of officeholders by
assessments of money for political purposes. Public
offices are the property of no party, but are open to
every citizen who is honest, cap ride, and faithful to
tlie Constitution, qualifications which Jefferson de
clared were requisites for office.
Second—We protest against the spoils system. It
is a prostitution of the f the people HO that
tiiey become the mere perquisites of the
Third—We denounce all;repudiation, btate and Fed
eral, because it is dishonest and 'ieetrilcftfVe ot that
public morality upon which are f.undltl the existence
and perpetuity of our free iustituLhrn*. . It should be
made odious, and the political party that aids it and
abets it with office deserves public condemnation.
Fourth—We denounce spoliation of the State Treas
ury and immuinity by pardon of those convicted of
crimes, whose acts wire flagrant subversions of official
trusts and wrongs done the people.
Fifth—We believe the Republican party, as now or
ganized and Controlled, is baaed on fraud, force and
corruption, &ud 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 Leg
islature an honest just, and true apportionment.
' Seventh—Upon these declarations we invite the co
operation of all honest citizens who with us desire
the reeetftldishiiient of honest government.
• 111 HOC 816X0 VINCKH. "
The recent fines, amounting to SI
000 imposed by the New York court
upon Gen. Curtis for levying political
black mail upon Federal officials, has
been assumed by the Republican State
committee of New York, to be paid
out of the party assessments.
CONGRESS appropriated 825,000 to
defray the expenses of bringing the
remains of Lieutenant De Long, and
bis comrades of the lost Jeanette, to
this country fdr interment. Active
steps have already been taken to carry
out the intention of Congress.
Gen. Grant and W. H. Ttescott
have been appointed Commissioners to
negotiate a commercial treaty with
the Mexican Government. This selec
tion seems to have given very general
satisfaction and much benefit is ex
pected to result to both governments
from their labors.
The Republicans who insist upon
butting Beaver and Stewart both off
the track are still progressing. Mr.
Alcorn, of Philadelphia, now waves
the baten and believes that comprom
ise is yet possible. He calls for a new
deal, and thinks Caven is the Moses
to lead the factions to peace and vic
THE extent and importance of the
lumber interests of the United States
for the year ending May 31,1881, is
given in a late bulletin issued from
the Census Bureau. At that time
there were iu operation 25,708 estab
lishments, with an invested capital of
8181,168,122. The number of hands
employed were 147,956, and the an
nual amount of wages paid $31,845,-
974, giving a total value of products
$233,367,229. Michigan ranks first
according to the value of products,
and Pennsylvania second.
, The Nominations.
The Democratic County Convention
met in this place on Tuesday last, for
the purpose of pla'ciDg in nomination
a ticket to be supported at the Novem
ber election, and so far as we know,
performed the duty satisfactorily. The
candidates were not numerous, but all
who appeared before the convention
for the few offices to be filled were rep
utable men, and but little mistake
could be made in the choice. The
best feeling appeared to prevail as
well in the convention as amongst the
aspirants, which afforded gratifying
evidence that their canvasses were
honorably made and left few, if any
sores or heart burnings to be healed.
The party, therefore comes before the
people with a ticket of their own
choice, placed in nomination with
singular unanimity and will be elected
'For Congress the re-nomination of
our able and distinguished Represen
tative, the Hon. Andrew G. Curtin,
was unanimously endorsed and Con
ferees authorized to meet and consult
the Conferees of other counties of the
district with a view to solicit a general
For State Senator, the lion. Cyrus
T. Alexander was also unanimously
presented for re-election, and Conferees
appointed to meet the Conferees of
Clearfield and Clinton, and ask their
For Assembly, Henry Meyer of
Miles township and Benj. F. Hunter
of Beuner township, are the nominees
of the Convention, and the candidates
of the Democratic party. They are
men of character and standing. Mr.
Meyer served a number of years as su
perintendent of schools in this county
with great ability and decided success.
A gentleman of accomplished educa
tion and rare intellectual attainments,
he will make a discreet capable legis
lator, in whose integrity and upon
whc;e honor the people will rely with
implicit faith for honest service, and
honest principle to guide that service
in legitimate channels for the public
good. Mr. Hunter is a respectable
farmer. This will be his first experi
ence in public life, which we hope will
be one of houor to himself and com
pensating to his constituents and his
For Jury Commissioner, J. 11. Till
bert, of Walker township, is the nomi
nee. Capt. Talbcrt is one of our most
esteemed citizens, very competent to
discharge the duties of the office, and
his designation by the county conven
tion is a deserved recognition of a
faithful and consistent Democrat.
For Coroner, our talented young
medical friend, Dr. 11. K. Hoy, of thin
place, is the coming man, having re
ceived a ilatteriug and marked en
dorsement of the convention.
Thus the Democracy of Centre
county are again to the front, with a
full ticket of approved candidates for
all the offices to be voted for this fall.
The men placed upon Jlie ticket are
now the representatives of tlie Demo
cratic party, chosen according to its
usages and customs to give force and
effect to its principles. We do not
propose to say that the ticket is the
best that could have been made, for
we would not thus reflect upon the
unsuccessful candidates before the
convention, amongst whom were men
of eminent ab.ility and of high merit
as Democrats and citizens, who would
have done credit to the party and
commanded general respect and con
fidence had tbey been chosen. But
their turn had not yet arrived, and it
now behooves all who desire the suc
cess of the Democratic cause and the
perpetuity of Democratic principles,
to] merge personal difference, if any
exist, in the general good. Let union
and harmony prevail—let the ranks
be closed up and a united front pre
sented to the enemy. It is the old en
emy—the same who are known as the
apologists of fraudulent apportion
ments, and the abettors of crime in
falsifying the ballot —the same who
subordinate themselves to the orders
of a boss and glory in the ipachine
management of party.
"EQUAL AND EXACT JUSTICE TO ALE MEN, OE WHATEVER STATE OR PERSUASION, RELIGIOUS OR POLlTlCAL."—Jeffcroou
BELLEFONTE, PA., THURSDAY, AUGUST 10, 1882.
The Democratic Duty.
THE IMPORTANT MATTERS TO BE ATTENDED
TO AT ONCE.
The assessors have received copies
of the registry, and the books are or
ought to be hung up, as provided by
law, against the doors and windows of
the voting places in the different divi
sions. Now that the book is exposed
for public inspection, every voter will
have the opportunity to see that his
own name and those of his friends are
on the lists or are properly entered, so
that any person whose name is not
found in the books when he wants to
pay his tax, or at the election in
November, can have no one but him
self to blame for the pain of losing, or
the trouble of proving, his right to
vote. If any of the hooks should
happen to disappear, citizens can
readily ascertain the address of the
assessor, in case any corrections or ad
ditions arc uecessary.
County committeemen, sub-conimit
tecineu and every Democrat who de
sires to aid the efficient organization
of the party will do well to observe
these points and ACT PBOMITLY :
Ist. Always remember that success
depends upon getting out every Demo
cratic vote, AND THAT YOUR
WORK LIES IN YOUR DIS
2d. Your first duty is to MAKE A
COMPLETE CANVASS OF YOUR
DISTRICT, and have on your book
the name of every voter, marked as to
2d. Then on your small books the
name of every Democrat in each sub
district, so that each sub-coiuinittee
man will know whom to look after,
and will get every Democrat regis
4th. See that every man is register
ed, not later than the Ist day of Sep
tember. Especially look after young
men who voted on age last fall, as they
must now be assessed and pay taxes.
sth. Carefully hunt up all your
Democrats who vote on age for the
first time this year and place them on
oth. Make a careful canvass of
parties to he naturalized, and have
theiu brought in during At gust or
September, while Court is in session.
Be sure to have such registered in
Tin: uhuirmnu of the Republican
Stale committee professes to have en
tire conthfence in the success of the
CLmeron machine ticket, and the Stal
wart candidate, Gen. Beaver, after
passing around the State appears
equally sanguine of triumph, and
claims his election to the office of
Governor hy "30,000 majority, as it
looks to me." No doubt the thing
looks big ! But do these astute Stal
warts possess the confidence they pro
fess ? The chairmau of course speaks
merely for effect, and it is scarcely
credible that the candidate can he
so oblivious to his surroundings, so
absorbed in the ambition of the hour,
as to fail to realize the fact that he
only represents a faction of his party,
which, if United, do not possess under
the most favorable aspect, a respecta
ble fraction of the majority he claims-
Indeed it is a question that scarcely
admits of doubt, that the majorities of
his party in Pennsylvania for many
years, have been largely, if not wholly,
made up by frauds upon the ballot
aud other means equally disreputable-
THE Rev. Thomas Harrison, the
boy preacher, has fallen several pegs
in the estimation of the Methodists of
Cincinnati. The women of that local
ity purchased aud appropriated to his
use a camp meeting cottage. The
evangelist at his earliest opportunity
repaid the kindness of the ladies by
selling the cottage for S2OO.
THOBK Democrats in Congress who
joined the Republican plunderers and
lobby to override the President's veto
of the River and Harbor steal, will
have a good time making explana
tions. There is no excuse for them.
They placed themselves by their votes
in the society of thieves, and of course
participated in their swag.
IT has been announced for some
time that the efforts of the adminis
tration to Mahoneize the Southern
States, was prospering and being
worked to a successful issue, particu
larly in the State of Georgia—that
the Democrats were much demoralized
and the Democratic party ready to
tumble into fragments. It now ap
pears that these statements were slight
ly erroneous. The Democrats are
united, with no disturbing elements to
worry,them. But it is the other fel
lows who, concealing their identity
under the name of "Independents,"
that have fallen into fragments and
now appear in the field with a double
ticket. The conglomerate material
composing the "Independents" who
with the administration patronage,
were to disintegrate and destroy the
Democracy, do not seem to have pos
sessed sufficient honesty to hind them
for one election. No doubt the hones
cast by the administration into the
Georgia kennel, had the usual canine
WHY should not the list of pen
sioners be published? The number of
fraudulent recipients of the Nation's
bounty is so great that the system is
being ridiculed. Give each communi
ty a complete, accurate list of those
who to-day are drawing various sums
of money, wrung from the scanty in
comes of those who can ill afford this
drain upon their resources. The hon
est, deserving soldier will or should not
object to having his neighbors know
that the country he served in her
hour of greatest need is honorable
enough to provide for him when he
really is in need. Give us the names.
THE Secretary of the Interior lias
been authorized to appoint eight hun
dred additional clerks for the Pension
office. These appointments, it is said,
will be made without delay, and there
are over twenty-four hundred applica
tions already on file. If any of our
needy Republican friends are looking
in this direction, we advise them to be
stirring. Address Don Cameron.
PASS THEM OUT! The Republicans
of the Eighth Congressional district of
Wisconsin, promptly resented the vote
of Pond, their Representative, for the
River and Harbor rascality hv drop
ping him and nominating Mr. W. P.
Price. The nominating convention
happened to he in session about the
same time the big steal was being con
summated in Congress.
llow can respectable members of a
party, men whose every nerve should
thrill with the pleasurable satisfaction
of knowing themselves to be free, ab
solutely untrammeled, political agents,
agree to he lead around by the nose by
men of as universally acknowledged
dishonorable tendencies as Keifer,
Robeson, Hubbell, Cooper and Cam
DEMOCRATS who have any political
love for Gen. Beaver should think of
his actions toward Gen. Hancock.
Did Beaver vote for the man who
made hitn what he was, through whom
he secured the meagre military pres
tige meted out to him? Did he not
canvass the state boldly asserting that
the hero of Gettysburg was ou the
JUST at this time, when the temper
ance workers are doing all that in them
lies to secure legislative action that
may assist the cause, a certain speech
delivered hy James A. Beaver, Repub
lican candidate for governor, in the
Methodist church of this place, in
which he lemarked that he could "see
no lißrin in taking a glass of beer," is
IF the regular Republican candi
date for Governor were to wear his
" 306 " medal as others are usually
worn, suspended from his neck, he
would have little use for any clothing.
It would be large enough in the eyes
of all decent Republicans to cover
Republican Extravagance.—What it
tost to Run the White House.—A
Large Steal of Public Moneys.
A very imperfect idea exists in the
public mind as to the cost of keeping
up the Executive mansion since extrava
gance arid vulgar display were intro
duced there, says the New York Sun.
Here are the items from the Legislative,
Executive and Judical bill for the cur
rent fiscal year :
For compeiiMalion of tli<* PrhMcnt of tli
United .State* <OO
I'rivutu flmmliijf p. jfH
A. ilittot Secretary '2,'2- r rU
Two executive clerks, at $2,000 each 4,1H0
One clerk, clnee four 1 ..-d*)
Two clerks, CIIUIH tlitec, each 8.2W
Two clerks, class two, f 1,400 each 2>o<>
One clerk, class one * 1,200
One day usher
Five meesengera, at 81,200 each
Two floorkce|>crH, at $1 .200 each 2.4 W
One night usher l.jm
One watchman OGO
One fireman M4
Contingent expenses of the Executive office.. .. H,MJ
From the Sundry Civil bill for the
current fiscal year:
F..r refurnishing the Executive Mansion S2O,<KMI
For care and rejiair of the Executive Mansion... 10,000
For fuel for the Executive Mansion, Ac 2/itsi
For care and repair of the conservatories, Ac... ri
For lightiug the Executive Mansion If,GW
There are other items, mixed with
different appropriations purposely to
make confusion, from which the exact
figures chargeable to the Executive
mansion cannot he separated.
Last year the Sundry Civil bill con
tained the following items:
"For care and repair of the Eiecutive Mansion, and
for furniture, thirty thousund dollars/*
This year the Sundry Civil bill repeats
these items thus:
For refurnishing the Executive Mansion <2L.<s)o
Care and re|iaire of the Executive Mansion 10, WO
Now, if the house was refurnished
last year, it certainly does not need a
new outfit this year. The item o f "caTe
and repair of the Executive Mansion"
goes in year after year without ques
tion, yet everybody knows, as in the
case of the annual refurnishing, the
money ig not expended for these ob
Strange that open unblushing rob
bery should ho permitted to go on, and
"honorable men" in office be careless
about it. Rut this is what Republican
ism has brought us to in these latter
years of disgrace.
The Science of Swindling.
What the Treasury swindlers who flour
ished didn't know about
fleecin it would have
himself to divine, liv
ery day brines fresh revelations of the
devilish skill they displayed in the con
coding of schemes to bleed the Treas.
ury. Recently the Pacific Railroad lias
found it necessary to reconstruct con
siderable portions ot its lines. The
reason therefor is fully explained in a
recent letter front Colonel F. A. C'on
kling, a brother of the ex Senator, who
is an avowed and courageous Anti Mon
opolist and has been after the tliievirg
corporations which exert such a potent
influence in Congress and at the White
House, for several years, with a very
sharp stick. Fiom the letter we loam
that instead of building the loud, as
required by the original act, "by the
nearest and most practical route," the
Pacific Railroad and Credit Mobilier
conspirators built it down the valley of
the Missouri River, and by this means
they obtained from Government a sub
sidy of $16,000 a mile, or an aggregate
sum of $1,600,000, and a grant of land
at the rate of 12,800 acres a mile, or an
aggregate of 1,280,000 acres, getting rich
alluvial lands instead of lands in the
interior, distant from the rirer and
comparatively worthless. Colonel Con
For a distance of sixty-eight miles
after leaving Sioux City every mile took
them farther from the Pacific coast than
they were at the end of the preceding
mile, so that at the end of the six'T"
eight milea they were twenty miles
farther from the Pacific Ocean than they
were at the point whence they started .
and after traversing the entire distance
of one hundred miles from Sioux City
and joining the Pacific road they were
but six miles nearer the Pacific than at
the point of departure.
This outdoes anything of the kind
we have ever seen noted. It is the very
ne plu* ultra of the science of swindling
—a science that could never have ap
proached half so near perfection under
any other auspices than those of the
Grant regime , of which Cameron ism and
all the moral ugliness and political
turpitude that belong to it are the na
tural and neoesaary outgrowth.— Leader.
SOMB one has said that Hubbell
proposes before the campaign closes to
TERMS: $1.60 per Annum, In Advance.
IT is tho opinion of the Independent
Chicuco Times that the republican party
.'us an organization is alter the almighty
dollars of your Uncle Samuel, and it
takes care that none of them escapes.
It finds a suiplus revenue of $1.10,000,
000 and declines to reduce it in such
manner that the payers of this enor
mous surplus shall have the slightest re
lief. Its proposition was to take tho
tux off patent medicines, bank check,
playing cards, perfumery, and the like,
a proposition so ludicrously absurd that
after a litib- ventilation of its grotes
query by the opposition the bill fails,
and the chairman of the committee on
ways and means is glad to run off to
Colorado in older that he may avoid any
further consideration of the subject.
The surplus is retained, which was pro
bably the original j urpose, since the
proposed reduction was obviously a
sham, and to dispose of that surplus to
the best advantage of the jobbers Keifer
was made speaker. The increase in tho
appropriation bills thus far is $50,000,-
000, and tho mammoth river and har
bor bill is quickly passed over tlie veto
of the president. To bring about this
result, Democratic aid was asked and
given ; but the public has been educa
ted into the belief that the Democratic
party was nothing but an organized ap
petite, and that all the morality, the
economy, the patriotism, the decency
of the Republic was found in the party
of Robeson, Keifer, Page, Butterworth,
fluhtiell and Horr. The Republican
party is a party of the present, which
couldn't possibly engage in anything
less harmful than looking back with
assumed fondness upon the record of
the fathers of the Republic. It is a
party whom the president has caught
with both hands in the j>ublic treasury,
and one which has impudently borne
off the plunder, notwithstanding his
cry of "Stop thief !"
Concress adjourned on Tuesday
last, and did in its closing moments tho
most creditable act of the session—it
snubbed the fellow that presided over
its deliberations since December last.
Speaker Keifer got no vote of thauks,
and is tlie only instance in our history
in which this compliment has been de
nied to a presiding officer of Congress
in the expiring hour of the session.
The snub was richly merited.
Wilt, the action of the Republican
managers, in their attempt to put the
laboring men of Pennsylvania on the
auction block, lie ratified by the sup
port of those men at the ensuing elec
tion? Workingmen, answer.
A PRESENTATION. —After the L'rince of
Wales returned to this city from his visit
to the President of the United States, at
Washington, our esteemed fellow citizen
and accomplished artist, Mr. George D'Al
nmine, gent to Lord Lyons a very perfect
likeness of President Buchanan, executed
in pastel, or colored crayons, requesting
his Lordship to present it to the Prince of
Wales. The receipt of it was acknowl
edged in the following note when the
Prince reached Philadelphia :
PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 9, 1860.
Sir: —l beg leave to express to you Lord
Renfrew's best thanks for the excellent
likeness of Prosident Buchanan, which 1
have, at your request, presented to him.
It will be a very interesting momento of
Lord Renfrew's delightful visit to the
venerable President. 1 have the honor to
be, your humble servant, LYONS.
George D'Almaine, Esq., Baltimore.
The above, cut from an old issue of the
Baltimore Sun, refers to the gentleman
who is at prosent favoring Bcllefonto with
his artistic services. Upon calling at his
studio, on Thursday morning of last week,
we were warmly welcomed, and most
agreeably entertained. Among many oth
er life-like representations we were es
pecially impressed by an oil painting of
our townsman, A. O. Furst, Esq., which
is so perfect in every detail and so much
like our esteemed legal friend that wo
could scarcely refrain from speaking to '
him. Inquiry as to the nature of French
patel painting induced the artist to ex
hibit a portrait of the great-grandmotber
of Robert Valentine, Esq., a reproduction
from an aged oil painting, which for beau,
tiful, harmonious blending of colors and
tints, and perfect execution of features and
•xpression can have no superior. Num
erous portraits, in crayon work were scat •
tored throughout the room, each and all
evincing the same delicacy of touch, faith
fulness in natural expression, real artistic
skill and tefined taste. The half hour,
spent In company of Mr. D'Almaine, sur
rounded by the many friends whom we
recognised at a glance, will ever be recall
ed witb genuine pleaftUre.