Centre Democrat. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1848-1989, November 30, 1882, Image 1

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VOL. 4.
She Crab* jfirraticr.it.
Verm. 11.50 per Annnm.tn Advance
rhurßilav Moraine. November, 30.1882.
lli-AiwiMi'M, alter Gen. Butler
has given it a taste of Democratic gov
ernment, may settle down as a Denio
cratc State, but it is altogether too
previous to claim it yet as " happily
ted as a Presidential ticket for 1884.
That will do for the "half-breeds.'
Now, if Arthur is ruled out, let us
have Mahone and Cameron or Chal
mers, for the Boss Stalwarts.
THE Edmunds Mormon Commission,
it appears is a failure. It won't regu
late. A pologymiat Mormon delegate
is agaiu elected to Congress by a large
majority, and the law iuteuded to re
strain the objectionable institution is a
dead letter.
JOHN IRELAND, the Governor-elect
of Texas, is a native of Kentucky, and
it is stated started out in life a* a host
ler at eight dollars a month. Ability
und pluck in the lead, no one so bum
ble that integrity and enterprise and
true manhood will not raise to the
highest level of citizenship.
TiiEanuual statistical report oi Mr-
Loring, the commissioner of agricul
ture gives the estimated yield of the
grain crop of the United States lor the
year 1882 aa follows: Corn, 1,635,-
000,000 bushels, wheat, 410,000,000 ;
oats, 470,000,000 ; barley, 45,000,000;
rve, 20,000,000, nnd buckwheat, 12,-
R. R. BISK, a stock and grain broker
in Harrisburg, has disappeared and it
appears victimized a number of busi'
ncs men of that city to the amount of
815,000, who are now anxiously in
quiring for the whereabouts of the
absconding embezzler. He has proba
bly gone to escort Maj. Phipps home
to his anxious friends in Philadelphia.
THE Democratic State Committee
Is to meet at Harrisburg on the third
Monday of January for organization
under the new rules adopted by the last
Htate convention. Very important
changes take place in the party gov
ernment We believe the party is to
lie represented at this meeting by del
egate or members of the committee
from each county.
THE Board of managers of the
Lincoln Institution of Philadelphia
propose to change that institution into
si training school for Indian girls, and
have authorized Attorney General
Brewster to present their proposition
to the Secretory of the Interior, with a
view of obtaining an appropriation
from the government of $175 per
annum for each child, provided there
be no less than fifty in number. They
ntfer to utilize the institution for the
purp.jse and give their service volun
THURLOW WEED, the oldest, and
perhaps the best known of American
politicians, died at his home in New
York last week, aged 85 years, being
born in 1797. At the age of twelve,
he was an apprentice to the printing
business; in 1812 a volunteer in the
war, and at twenty one established a
"ewspaper in the western part of New
York, and took a prominent part in
the Anti-masonic excitement of 1826*
'27 ; was elected to the legislature and
grew into prominence, not as a states
man, but as a shrewd and not over
scrupulous party manager in which he
wielded great political influence and
power in his state. Mr. Weed was a
political manager, a boss, as the term
now is, endowed with rare sagacity,
who made and unmade prominent
officials at will, but always too adroit
to fritter away the power to do so by
seeking or accepting office for himself.
In this he differed from the Pennsylva
nia bosses, of later dale. For several
years be bas been in retirement much
respected and esteemed by his friends
and the
Tho Next Speaker.
The avornge Republican has always
taken great pleasure in fixing up a
factional figbt for Mr. Haniuel J. Ran
dall in hopes that discord in ike Dem
ocratic purty may result as the conse
quence. Formerly, the effort was to
"kick up a row" between him and
Senator Wallace, hut the fight never
came off, and these eminent gentlemen
still remain together delivering their
blows in concert against the questiona
ble political practices of the common ,
enemy. Now, tin y are again jubilant
in the expectation of an acrimonious
disturbing tilt between Mr. Randall
and Mr. Carlisle for the Speakership,
one to champion free trade, the other
protection, resulting in weakening tho
Democratic harmony of the House.
As neither of these gentlemen repre
sent free trade nor protection, hut are
both Democrats in favor of a revenue
tariff, fairly and judiciously adjusted
to foster the industrial interests of the
country, there is little chance, what
ever the result, of disturbing the Dent
era tic harmonv. Besides, this eternal
tariff issue which the Republicans
bellow on all occasions, and then make
no proper effort at adjustment in such
manner as to render the laws bearable
and permanent, is losing its potency to
excite or win respect in any quarter.
Whether Mr. Randall or Mr. Carlisle
is the Speaker of the next Congress,
the Democracy will rejoice to know
that their party is ably represented,
and not liable to the disgrace which
attaches to the'prescnt Congrc #s from
the ignorance and inefficiency of
Keifer and the leadership of Robeson.
We have strong hope that the great
experience and ability of Mr. Randal'
will commend him as the proper per
son to preside over the next Congress,
but whether or not, the assurance
which comes from him is gratifying,
that "There will be no factional fight
in the Democratic majority over the
election of speaker, because Mr. Ran
dall regards the unity of the party in
the House as of much more iinpirtance
than the choice of any man for speak
er. If he cannot be elected without
dividing the majority into factions,
he will step aside and invite Mr.
Carlisle to the place."
the late representative-elect from
Franklin county is prominently nam
ed as a candidate for speaker of the
next House of Representatives. Mr.
Hharp has much experience and his
known ability points to him as a very
proper person to give efTeet to the
legislative economy and efficiency so
generally expected of a Reform Leg
islature. Under his administration of
the office, roosters and ringsters would
find lit lie favor.
The Hon. John E. Faunce of Phila
delphia, ami that matchless old par
liamentarian, Uncle Jake Zeigler of
Butler are also favorably named for
the position. They arc both able and
experienced in legislation and the
choice of either will ensure a prompt
and efficieut presiding officer as well
as to inspire the hope thot the shame
less peculations surrounding the legig
lature and the extraordinary expendi
tures which has so long distinguished
it, will be cut ofT or at h aet confined to
reasonable proportions.
ocratic Htate Committee, In*idea set
tling and paying all hills against his
Committee, invites scrutiny as to the
propriety of the payments, by auditors
appointed by the new Committee, < r
by a committee of the voluntary con
tributors who raised the funds, stating
that "they were applied to usee for
which those who gave them, have no
reason to blush." The Democracy of
Pennsylvania looks with much pride
and commendation upon Mr. Hensel's
management of the campaign, and
Aiere is no doubt the expenditure of
the limited fund at his disposal and
the object of these expenditures, are
quite as creditable to him as the gen
eral management. He has richly
earned the plaodita of his party.
Tho Now Battlo Cry.
"Free soil" was the Inspiration, the
creed arid the watchword of the Repub
lican party when, In 18.'>8, it sprung into
the national arena like a self created |
giant. "Free soil" was the inscription
on all its banners in that memorable
campaign in which the young giant gave
ample promise of the strength and
prowess it was to show in coming con
"Free soil" was still the shibboleth of
the bold, aggressive Republican purty in
1 800. "No more slave States" was the
free soil platform on which it won tl e
victory over tho divided and demoral
ized Democycy.
"Free men" was the next Republiran
battle cry, and under its inspiration,
grand armies of Republicans and as
many war Democrats trample the life
out of slavery on the bloody battle
fields of the war of the rebellion.
"A free ballot for every man without
distinction of race, color or previous
condition, was the shib!>oleth of the Re
publican hosts when they next went
forth to battle. Ry this sign they con
quered, giving suffrage to a million
men who had just been released from
Since then the Republican party h*s
had no inspiration*. Sinceenfranchise
ment wa accomplished the Republican
party ha* lived on its memories. It
has fac-d the past. It has "pointed
with pride" to deed* of other day*, and,
a* an old aoMiep"'houldera hi* crutch
and show* hoyraields were won," so this
prematurely-aged party has babbled of
the exploits of its youth, and fought its
: old battles over and over again.
At last the grand old party is prepar
iag to raise again the battle cry of free
dotn. Some of its veterans, who fought
successively for free soil, free men ami
frre ballot have another watchword for
the old banner.
"Free ruin" is the ibibholeth of Ihe
: next crusade. "I.et us relieve the toil
ing millions by repealing the whiskey
tax' say the sachems and chief counsel
ort of the party that boasts of having
done so much for the cause of freedom.
How do the Republican masses feel
when it is proposed to take their old
battle flag* and add the motto "free
rum" to 'Tree soil," "free men," "free
■ ballot ?*'
THE staleinent that at a recent
Democratic jollification meeting at
Gettysburg, an indignity wz* placed
upon Gen. Beaver, i* incredible.
There was nothing to call forth an in
dignity ofany type upon this gentleman
whose character and standing is equal
1 in excellence to any man in the Com
monwealth, and if any thing of the
kindoccured as stated,could only have
J lieen the work of ignorant irresponsible
I riwdvim. The burning of Gen. Beav
;er in effigy could not injure him of
course, hut such a demonstration would
lie discreditable to the intelligence and
decency of any community where it
would be allowed.
IT is stated that Judge Kelley and
his Ways and Means committee of the
llonae, will at the coming Marion, fav
or the entire rooting out of the whole
revenue tax sytem and the discharge
of all officials connected with that ser
vice. On the other hand, it is also
stated that the President is opposed to
a clean sweep, and will recommend the
retention of the tax on whiskey and
tobacco to adjusted as to yield an an
imal revenue ol ( onc hundred million*.
This is claimed to be in the interest of
a tariff' revision, while Judge Kelley's
views are supposed to be obstructive of
that object.
THE cabinet makers are still busy
making appointments for Uov. Patli
son. The Hon. Wm. |H:auger of
Franklin county is now on the return for
Secretary of Htate, but they are divi
ded on the Attorney General between
Casaidy, Hays, Huckalew and Jenks.
It is creditable, however, to these vol
untary aids of the Governor that the
■elections are judicious and welt made
from the very liest and ablest meu of
the Htate.
THE Philadelphia and Reading
railroad company paid out in wages in
the city of Reading during the first
ten months of 1882 the sum $2,000,-
"A free Trude Congress."
Hays the Philadelphia I*rru : "It takes
the election of a free trade Congress to
hammer down the price of iron and
smother the furnace fires. How do the
people like it,anyhow? There has been
no free trade Congress elected, and not
more than two or three of the Congress
men elect are strongly inclined to the
English system of raising revenues from
a few articles. We may remark that
lien. Oarfield wasjust such a free trader
in theory us the Democratic revenue re
formers are. His declarations in favor
of free trade principles were recognized
in|England and caused his election as a
member of theCobden club. The results
of the Congressional elections of this
year have no more influence on the price
of iron than on tho growth of wool or
the fall of snow. '1 he same issue of the
Preu from which the afiove extract is
clipped contains a speci >1 telegram from
Harrisburg, which states that "the man
agers of tho leading steel and iron
works in this city and vicinity do not
entertain the opinion that the election
of a Democratic Congress has anything
to do with the cutting down of work or
reduction of time in the iron industrial
establishments.'' Superintendent Rent,
of the Pennsylvania steel works, told a
Preu reporter that "the orders for rails
frotn the works generally came in July,
August and September. This year
there were no orders in those months.
Hence it could't be laid to the election.
In bis opinion overproduction will be
the main cause should there I* any
cessation Are we asked to believe
that the November elections produced
'heir effect last duly? All this foolish
talk may gull the simple, but it will not
prevent such readjustment of the tar
if] as the financial situation demands.
Mahone Must |h- Supported.
A Sun Washington special say* : In a
recent Cabinet meeting it w* agreed
that the Headjuatera in Virginia should
be supported, and the President prom
ised that Mahone should have all the
patronage in the Departments. There
fore the officials do not interfere, and
Mahone interviews theclerka from Vir
ginia. Mahone called at the Patent
''fßce a few days ago to demand the
discharge of Miss Jennings, of Virginia,
requesting that she be] sent for, and it
took some time to convince him that
she had been dead over two years.
W. H. Miner, a colored man. who
had just been promoted to $lO per
month, WAS dismissed on Mahon's de
mand. No one was found who had
knowledge enough of the files to do the
work required by the attorneys, and a
petition jra* signed by all the attorneys
for the reinstatement of Miner. He is
at work again, but at hie former salary
of S4O per month.
Mr. Irelend, an Examiner of long
standing, whose record is one of the
best, was dismissed on Mahone's order.
Mahone interviews the clerks, saying
that he wants the places they hold for
influential parties from hi* district, and
no pleading* of the victim* avail with
him. In one instance a lady retained
her place after proving that she knew
bis wife, and was conoecled with people
who were, politically, bis friends, hut he
was almost inexorable.
Cuitri M. CUT pugently stiys: The
result* of the late election* were a pro
test against the dry rot of hoary office
holding, by which the honor* end emol
ument* of office were regarded a* |>er
*on*l perquisite*—A reriral under •
different form of gorenment of the di
vine right of king*. "£bie Jefferson
foresaw and denoq/iced when he adro
cated with ao much warmth and per
sistency frequent elections and change
of ruler*. Home of the eeil* of this the
ory of the Republican being the dirine
party are the gross theft* of the public
moneys ; the shameless jobs in the pub
lie expenditures ; the multiplication of
useless offices ; the sinking of the nary; >
the destruction of our commercial ma ;
rine ; the robbery and proroked Indian
wars; the unjust and increasing eril of
pensions, robbing labor for pririledged
non-producing classes; the creation and
roatering of vaslt corporations; the ille
gal and growing use of the public mon
eys, property and nary and other con
reyancee by public officer* ; the unequal
taxes by which labor is saddled with al
most all the burdens of ciric rule.
These are the issues decided by the late
election*. The triumph was not, then,
of the 'Democratic party,' but of Demo
cracy in its highest and best seuse—the
rule of the people."
Tillable Property In l'lilludrlphla.
IlmHitßUKtt, Pa,, November 23—The
State Hoard of Ilevnuue Commissioners
at a meeting to day adopted a resolu
tion fixing the vulue of property tela
ble for Slate purposes in the city of
Philadelphia at four mills upon the
dollar at the sum of 1200,000,00010r the
year 18*2. The property taxable by
law at four mills was returned in 1880
at STI.OOO 000. This act ion of the board
increases the valuation (156,000,000.
Ihe increased valuation increases the
city's obligation for State tuxes for the
year 1882 by $620,000,
A novo the payments on account of
the navy is an amount of s2,lß'j 76 for j
the enteitainment of the Board of Vis !
itors at the Naval Academy—not a large
amount in itself and made up of items '
for the most part of pressing necessity, |
the study of which let* in an interest |
ing light on the personal habits of
boards of visitors, presumably similar !
in all countries. For support of the >
animal man there were in ice, groceries, j
meats, cakes, ice cream, Ac.. $690.60;
liquors, Ac., $589.16, and in
cigars, $252.12; in all. $1,531.88. For
refreshment and renewal of the social i
and spiritual nature there were, besides
other trifles, $13.76 spent in flowers,
$208.16 for servants, $1,50 for newspa
pers, sls for barber, $lO6 for carriages,
$37.57 for umbrellas, $6.23 for tinware,
$222 08 for china and glass, and sl2 for
washing. The charge for washing seems,
at first sight, to he worthy, of FaUCafF;
but the lavish expenditure of the board !
in the matter of china and glassware
entirely removes the rising suspicion of
its indifference to personal cleanliness
and fills us with wonder at the energetic
scrubbing- which were out s2on worth
of wash bowls in a few days. It was no
doubt to meet and intercept the splash
mgs consequent upon this furious wash
irig that the umbrellas were required ;
and the mind dwells with pleasure on
this proof of the harmony which mark
ed the ablutions, no less than the de
liberations, of the board, each member,
we may suppose, squatting at ease un
der bis own United States umbrella.—
A*. i. \\'>r Id.
IF the President in compliance with
the urgent calls of the Stalw art organs,
talis attention in his m<**age to alleg
ed intimidation and frauds in Southern
( lections, the occasion should not be
lost also to discuss frocly the question
of Federal interference in State elec
lions. A defence of his own instruc
tions to the North Carolina Republi
cans, and the conferring the whole pa
tronage of the government upon chos
en political bosses to bribe and intimi.
date voters in other States, North and
S.mth.might also form interesting chap
ters in the coming message.
THE President, on the demand of At"
torney General Brewster, the other day
created quite a sensation in official (Se
ries by ordering the dismissal of a num
ter of important officers, suspected and
known to have improperly interfered
to shield the Star route thieves lately on
tr,a! for robbing the government. Col.
Ainger, the postmaster of the city, and
Mr. Parker, his assistant; Col. Henry, the
Mai shall of the District. M. D. Helm,
foreman of the Congressional Record,
and Fx Senator*}. K. Spencer, a govern
ment director of the Pacific railroad,
were among thoe whose heads fell in
the basket unexpectedly to subserve
the ends of justice. Other removals
for the same cause are expected, and
the excitement in Washington for
some davs among the anxiousoSli ml* is
up to fever heat.
ONE thing that the people decided
at the late election, the msmlien of the
next legislature cannot afford to ignore,
and that is, the abolishment of all use
less sinecure*. All roosting placet tor
political birds of prey, which have been
growing up under aurccssive Kepublican
administration, must be rooted out. is
a popular decree that has substantial
meaning in the reform ordered by the
election of a Democratic Governor and
a Democratic legislature.
(its. SI ana CAMERON in an interview
the other day in New York, expressed
the opinion that hi* boy "Don" is big
enough to take care of himtrl', and
will from the late reverse.
C-O VHT Paot'EEDlNUa.—Court call'd
, Monday morning at 10 A. M., with Judge
Orvif on the bench. After bearing and
passing upon an unusually large number
uf applications, petitions and motions,
court adjourned to 2 P. M.
Court convened at 2 P. M. with Judge
Orvit presiding, and Associates Kunkle
and Larimer on the bench. The cour*
then directed Dcpty. Prothonotary Wil
liams to call over list of grand jurors and
administer oath of foreman of grand jury
to Jacob Botlorf, after which the balance
of grand jury was sworn, when Judge
TERMS: #!/><) pfr Annum, In Adraiirr,
Orvis, in hi. uvual forcible style, instructed
the grin,d jnrort whet m required o'
llu-m end what their duties were. The lid
of constable* for the several borough, ar.<l
township* in Centre county, *ll called
George Lucas, of Unionville borough,
and William Bowes, of Hurn.ide township,
did not answer when called.
In the Common Fleas the trial litt wu _
di.j.o.eJ of a. follow. : *
Cbri.tiari Freese v. Barnuel Grening' r
continued on application of plaintiff.
I) D. Royer v, Jonathan it reamer,
Joseph K Mitchell v. (Jot/rut Lander
Millbeim Hanking Co. vs Jam-* 8.
i Croat. Defendant confessed judgment in
| favor of plaintiff for ft-2.42.
Daniel Freasher v., Bamual Preasber,
| settled.
If. 1) Vanjielt v. B. F leather, Akon.
Verdict for j.laintiff for (2V7 W>.
Uriah Htover v. John T. Fowler a.
bondsman of D. G. Ganoe. Judgment of
non .uit entered agninat plaintiff.
K. P. McCormick v.. D. 11. Parker.
Continued on application of defendant.
Cbarle. Van Gordon v.. Fenr.a H. K.
Co. settled.
Willis J. Weber u.e of Joel Iloyer vs.
Jeaeph K. Weber. Verdict for plaintiff
j for $118.17.
D. H. Hastings vs George M. Peteer.
Continued before court.
In the court of Quarter Sessions the fol
lowing cases were disposed of:
Commonwealth v*. Frank Goheen.
Prosecutrix, Minnie Daniels. True bill.
Bench warrant awarded for defendant
Same vs. Kdward Williams and Jarnea
Ross, larceny. William Fisher, prosecu
tor. True bill. Defendant pleads guilty .
Same vt William Lucas, assault and
! battery. Prosecutor, Henry K. Hmitb.
True bill. Defendant pleads guilty and
sentenced to pay $lO fine and costs of
Same vs. Harvey Benner, malicious
mischief Prosecutrix, Mrs. Rachel Roop.
True bill. Jury sworn, after which Dis-
I trict Attorney is granted leave to enter
j nolli proserin.
Same vs. Amos Coone and Tbomae
Lewis, iarcenry. Prosecutor, William 11.
Wike. Ignoramus.
Same vt John Roop and Rachel Roop,
assault and battery. Proaecutrix, Mrs.
; Klixabeth Benner. * Ignoramus. Proaecu
, trix to pay costs.
same vs. William Bhortlidge. assault
ard battery. Prosecutor, Jamas A. Mv
Clain. Defendant waives the finding of a
! bill by grand jury and pleads guilty.
Same vs. John RaassJale, violation of
liquor law. Prosecutor, John Irb. Ig
! rioramut and prosecutor to pay the costs.
Same vs. Daniel Showers, fornication
arid bastardy. Prosecutrix, Ada Blrunk.
lMcndanl pleads guilty, usual sentence
| imp-scd.
Same vs. Amos Wilson, larceny. Pros
j i-cutnr, Kmil Roth. True bill, defendant
nleads guilty. Directed to be sent to the
House of Refuge, Philadelphia,
j Bsme vs Aaron Pariney' John Vender
| pool, Geo. Vanderpool I/evi Vanderpool,
i and Clark lleeman, rutting timber, tree
' jars. Prosecutor, K M Siortevant. True
j bill. Jury sworn in this rase and trial
| still in progress at the the time ef going to
press. The balance of Traverse Juror*
• w ere dlscharg-d at PA M . Wednesday.
<rsnd Jury finished their, business by
W'i-dn<wday no<*> and were discharges!
with thanks of the Court.
—Mr. 8. I). Bhugfrl, of Siniquipe,
Snora, Mexico, the manager of and
stockholder In Ban Augustine mines, a
nephew of the senior editor of the I>KM
<CHAT, visited his relatives kere on Tuea
ily. Mr Bhugert, when a young man,
moved frnnff the home of his father, ta
Ohio, to join his grandfather, Stephen Da
ns, Ksq. in California. There he was ed
ucated in, and cboae tha profession of an
nnelysist, devoting all bis life, after gradu
ating, to prospecting, opening and opera
i ting gold and silver mines, meeting with
auib success. He picture* life in Mexico
\ as exceedingly pleasant and on no account
j desires to change his resideare in the land
••f the Montexumas for one in Pennsylva
nia. He left again the sanse day.
Last week's issue of tbaf sturdy,
raw honed, vigorous publication, tha
America* Rfgittrr, is be for* us. It will
' meintaiD the fundamental principle#
upon which our government was found
ad." To thia and it present* to thw
country explicit expositions of political
issue* as tbey arise, and keep the puhlw
i posted on the progress of events, scien
tific, literary and otherwise as well at
political. Subscribe for it. #2 j-ar
annum, the cheapest and beet paper
published. Address American Regi-ter,
1343 F. street. N. W. Washington D. C.
We read it.
—His Honor, J. Irvin Hsgerman, re
ported the proceedings el the spta/ial term
of court last week. On Modner morning
of this week Wm. P. Kcber, R*q . took
bold of the quill. Both competent sten
—ln connection wtth the eppotntment
of the postmaster of the House of Repre
sentatives, the name of Mr. H. M. Wolf,
Jr., editoi of the Williamaport Sum and
Hanmr, to mentioned Tha Democratic
caucus lo lie recommendation can fiaeor no
one who to mora competent or deeerelag
and If the Hghtding happens to strike our
Intelligent friend he will be an axcelleat
NO. 47.