Centre Democrat. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1848-1989, September 26, 1883, Image 1
Sljc Centre AH* ticmucrat. , S. T. SHUGEItT A. K. L. OKVIS. Editor*. VOL. jrjxc tftnttc jprwocrat. Torm* SI.AO jor Annum in Advance, Thursday Mornincr, September 20,1883. STATE TICKET. KiR ACUITOR OKNKKAI., ('apt. ROBERT TAGGAUT, of Warren Count v. K rOH HTATK TRIAHI KKK, Hon. JOSEPH POWELL, of Rradforil County. COUNTY TICKET. FOR ASSOCIATE JUIIOK I>r. J. 11. SMITH, of Ferguson Township. FOIt DISTRICT ATTORNEY \V. C. HKINI.K, of Itellofonte. Xi>R roi'NTY SI KV EYOR K1.1,1-5 L. OR VIS, of Bpllefonte. Tin: recent frosts awl cold neat her in the northwest resulted in the de struction of the buckwheat and sorghum syrup crops, both of which are a seri ous loss. President Arthur having eluded the cowboys, returned to Washington last week. But finding it lonesome in the absence of the Federal official-, made a visit to New York. Thk inquiry is still made and re mains unanswered, "How did Niles vote last fall for governor ?" He prom, ised early iu the canvass to vote for Gen. Beaver, but before the close of the campaign was on the stump with the Stewart men. Boss Ckpkr only drills his mul<- in the senate chamber now twice a week. By the time the chief boss re turns from Europe, .Stewart, Lee A Gj. will have sufficiently mastered all the (rich necessary to perform in any circus to which he maya-sign them. The Republicans of Massachusetts ( are pressing the Hon. Henry E. Pearce as a candidate for governor of that state, as the strong man to defeat G-n. Butler. What is most worthy of note is, that the selection of Mr. IYarce i< prominently because of his vote in congress against the larceny of the Presidential office in I*7U. Tiik Hon. Ion Abhett, of Jersey j City, has received the nomination of the Democracy of New Jersey, for governor. He i- said t> b an able lawyer, has much experience in state affairs, having Icon president of the senate and s|>eaker of the house, and unrivalled as an organizer. New Jersey ' will count-certain on the Democratic I column. The story circulated that Wendell Phillips and his party had gone back Y on Ben Butler, and proposed to swell the Tewksbury party against him, is 1 contradicted by Mr. Philips. Whether Butler is to be re-elected governor or not, he has given the fossils of that stale a good and needed shaking up for which to remember him for many years to come. The Democrats of South Carolina and other southern states, have made very liberal provisions for the educa tion of the colored youth, and are now -*lo possession of ample funds for that purpose. The era of stealing of the school fund of these states passed away i with the carpetbag Republican gov ' eminent, and the colored youth are I now profiting by the restoration of honest Democratic rule. Gov. pATTieoK has commuted the I two years sentence of David M-mat. l of Philadelphia, for election frauds, to I twenty-two months <>n the ground of I good behavior. Thii will release ► biui from the penitentiary on the 2lst pof October next. His experience in party work for the machine, has been disastrous, hut will be an effective *■ (gaming to him, as it should he to pthcrs who havo been nioro fortunate jn escaping the penalty due to crimes upon the ballot in that city, where honest elections fur many years has tonly been the exception aud not the rule. Tho Stuto Collcgo. Wo think it high time to protest most >olemnly ng:iin-l the habit, some , of our contemporaries are indulging in ; that of throwing mud at the State College ; and wo do it for two reasons, first, because none of the charges against the institution are based upon the truth, and are consequently most unfair, and secondly for the honor and dignity of the pn -a it-elf. I nfortu uutcly the press too ofun deserves the censure of calumny and at'pawl' rmy to a guppw'ctl ntiment. <)f course no one expects truth or impartiality from a rooster organ like M'('lure's Tim-1. He is a freebooter without principle, he knows no allegiance and ' sounded an attack upon the College as he would print any other piece of, scandal. But to have such re-p'-cta hie papers us the Huntingd n (Hal" and the Danville Intelligencer fid low in his footsteps, i- more distressing. Let them hut learn the tacts and at once apologize. The State College has an vv man agement, give that management at least a fair trial before discouraging it. It will open this collegiate year with about 7<> new students, an in crease of over one hundred \>> r nut, the greatest increase in it- history and the largest attendance since ltvid —and this in the face of an upparalled abuse. Its curriculum affords, even now the hc..*t opportunities tor a lit:ral edu cation, in the state, and thi- we -ay without hesitation and in all candor. It i- the only place where the me chanic arts are taught ->r sericulture is dignified as a study, in the < mini n wealth. In the sciences it has no ri val in the United States rxcept the purely technical schools. It n V succeed and he an ornament and pride to Pennsylvania, h-eau-e, Dr. Athert u, has thee >ntidenee of every one that knows him, and i< eminently qualifie d fur the place : be cau.-e lu- has a competent an I carefully select! i corps of instructors ; he. aue each year the number in attendance is more than doubling ; because the Legislature has faith iu Athcrton and the college, and finally lecau*e the ; people believe in it and mill back it. Of course one will always fight the College, ns.-ome tight religion, -elt'g .v -ernment, Ve.. but tin y are crank, and ' it will not he long before fie who dares ; malign and opjs -e this institution, will by nil fair minded persons, be eata ' logued a crank. To PREVENT legislation on app >r tionment, the revolutioni-: of the senate arc fruitful of expedients. The lost novelty of this kind was the ile- : termination in caucus that twenty-one of them shall he present < verv Tus day and immediately adjourn to Fri day, and so continue to ndj uim semi weekly. No speeches are to he per : in it ted on either side, and no prop -i -: tion or resolution of any kind i- to he | entertained, while nine senators are to be allowed to g > home alternately. This is undoubtedly a beautiful pro gramme for representatives under oath to perform certain duties, and is pro- • ; bably about as fair a specimen of revolutionary chicane as the represen tatives of the g. o. p. in Pennsylvania are now capable, iu order to withhold from the people the sacred rights of fair apportionment and just represen tation. It only adds another link in the chain of evidence that the bastard Republican party have no respect for real Republican government. All this in obedience to the command of Bum Cameron that "gerrymander" must he maintained at all hazards. THE senate revolutionists are still acting the obstruction role required of them by Boss Cameron, but now on limited time, having reduced the sit tings of the conclave hours a week. They continue to regard the order of the Boss more binding uftou them than tbeir oaths or the constitu tion, which requires them to legislate with the bouse in the passage of fair and proper apportionment bills. "KqUAL ANI> KJAIT JfhTH'K TO ALL MKN, OX WHATEVKH HTATK "K I'KIIM'AHION, KKLililol'H OR IT-LITII A L."~J.lTera-iu. ISKU.KFONTK, I'A., THURSDAY, SKI'TK.M I'.KI! gii, |ss:;. A Reform Issue "< hie of tli* reform measures prom i-td hy ill" Democrats 1 :-t year, ays tie' Hurri-burg J'ulrlol, ami a Very im[><>rta 111 olio much needed, ''was the purification of trca.-ury iiiuiiug' m< at ami thi- Ma- incoinpli-hcd -o lar nil lav in ill" pow.-r iif llio 1. gi-laturc and tli" -tate administration. The pa-sage of tin; ilium - act which directs tl" inv -tun-lit ol tin- surplus in tin Sink iii ir Fund in .-tat" or Fi.it'd St at <- . bonds, will i rn "t tli" i via which liavc att<;t)<l"<l tli" udmini-tration ol tli" treasury under tli" s\ -t-ui which iia- hitherto prevailed, wlum. vir tiiat act i- honestly < at rc-<I. "lint tli" provision* of tin- Hum act arc evaded by tin- inaj rity ..f tli" jr -cut board of Sink ill); Fund > 1111 iii--i. 11 •r -. '1 i,. pre - iat republican -tat" tr> a-urcr ami auditor general who c- n.-tituU lie innjoritv of that b .aid bav" a I -|>t< 1 a policy whi< b will "liable tin- bank t > hold tut.i h tic gr nt r p rt i ii 'I the-late nioiii v-th po-i;. d with them for a y<ar or longer. In tl. event that M'—rs. Nib - and I.iv • y tl." r- publican eamii• iat• - : r audit r g> n t ral shall be 11.'•!•• !, it i-• \p d t > tind - .mi device by which the banks may retain tie -late in un v- until the meeting ol'the in\t legislature when the Hume- a ti-t> be n p-ub ! r aim nd"d a- to destr v it- vltulity. " Tile qtie-ti ui whether the p liey of invc-'i:;_' th" IT pin- in tic Sinking Fund in -tat- or Foil I S'at< - M <uri tie- .-hall In- faithfully ear re 1 • at. or whether tl." pre- nt corrupt and \i i oiis system ot' Fining tl. v -urplu- to , favorite hank- with ..t it.' r <t -hall lie continued, thereto' b on - an importii: t i--ue in tin pi> •• at ■ inva- • th" republi' ui audit-r g<-:i'ral and -tale treu UP r refu • d to enf R e T lie Hume-net; Mr. Nile-, the republican candidate f r auditor general, would not support that act when it wa- be-1 fore th" legi-latur* Mr. Fhri*. Mag< . who invented Mr. I.iv-ey, canie lo re fr .in Pittsburgh ami organi/ 1 a lobhv f-T tic purp -" of defeating it; and the republican banker-who are <\- peeled to furiii-li the sinews of war f r tic pr< -ent i anva-- are naturally in favor "f it- repeal. If the pi pie de sire that the tate -ball have tic !.•: lit of the interest on the milii't - ot -tate moneys that are now loaned to the bank- without inter'-t they will elect Hubert Taggnrt auditor gem nil and .1 ■ eph \\ . I' well stat" trcn-tircr and thus make tho board of Sinking I uml ( immi--ioiit r- a unit in fav< r of the hone-t < xceution of the Huno - net." By tlm electiou of Taggart and Powell th surplus fund,- will be in ve-tcd I r the benefit f the taxpayers of the state, and not a- now distributed t >r th- ' xclu-ive benefit ot Chris. Ma gee ami other hankers. The Hepnb dean Sinking Fund < • nimi-siow rs must go. Ho—.— Coon u, chairman of the lie publican -tate committee, put his foot in it badly in n speech at Bedford, when he asserted that the Humes' bill for the investment of surplus state funds for the benefit of the people of the s'ut", wa- a Republican party i measure,. an I that .Mr. Powell, the Democratic candidate for state treas urer, is an Knglishman. He knew tiu.t be wns lying, as did every intelli gent person that heard him, and who could not but know that Cooper him self ami the entire Republican crowd in the legislature, with the exception : of three or four Independents who at that time had not given entire sub mission to the boss, op|Kised the pass age of the Humes hill. He got mixed and was equally unfortunate iu bea ting his Knglishman. Livsey candidate hailing from Kugiand and the British army, not Mr. Powell the Democratic candidate, THE Council has heeded the warn ing sounded in our columns last week. Tbey have resolved to til the gas stock. Competitor Railroads. In modern time- a town without u railroad amount- to nothing. Kven water transportation i no sufficient substitute for railroad transportation. ! No mining or miinulactuiiug bu-im - can be carried on extensively or pro fitably without th" faeiliti's for tran-- porting the products to imu>.< t, which alone is furnished by a railr >ad. If, therefore, a town i to beeomca manu facturing place of importance, it inu-t have at lea-tom railroad. < >iie rail ; road, however, may do but little for a place. While in theory rai!r< ad- are /ndjlir It itjhu :>;< belonging to the com monwealth, built und' r her right f rin in cut domain for the benefit of lor citi/' ii.-, yet in pruetic railroads arc managed by < orporatiori- i >r tie- - dc benefit of the -toekh'ddt i"-, or what i infinitcly wor.-e, ; r tin* b m lit ot' a small ring among tl< manag* rs. Tin right- of the public ar" frequently ignored. Jii fact n -i n.iii .. i uiai.a" gers have conn- to believe that the public have no rights in respect to railroad- at all. Rat* -of :r< ights ami passenger far - an -■> arranged as t giv to the railr .ads < very d liar it i- j possible ti txtrait from the j iplc. When thi.- i liti' n : thii ;- < .set, a town with on> railr ad i- m arly a bad off as it would b< if it had none ; Ik-lb foiite has L 'll ! >r twenty y ar in thi- -ituatioii. Munufnct ri- - < üßi not pro-p. r In re, because the rati - of I freight wire kept m high that tlx manufacturers i • >uld not < .nip- ;■ with others in the same business, win -. plant- were located where tinvw>n not liahl • to tln-v ixtut : a'. ra: - lor Iran-porting tin ir pr ilticts. Perhaps mi county in Pennsylvania has greater natural r< - <un • - than < eiitre. fhe immen-e .!< ■ -it- < f < al, iron ore, fir< elny and lnm -! ne, ren ders thi-om of the w<a!thi(-t t untie ofthec mm nw- nlth. But this great i w. altii is, in a great im a-un , urnle velopcl, ami will remain until v < ran get lower rap - ~f fieight fur the products of our mim -. furmi' > - ami iron mill-. Ihe only practical wav of obtaining the .li-ir-d relief in this particular, is to obtain on or nmre additional lines of railroad- in our i uutv. which railroad -i. mid nut .connected with or in any manner un der tin- control of the Pennsylvania railroad company. The building of the Nittany Valley railr ad from Belle ! nte t - Mill Ifall , and the connect!' n "I the Belb fonte ami Buffalo Run railr ad with it, would furnish one -m il eMpiting in'. . Tin r ads won].l conned at Mill Hall with the Beich ("retk, ( liarfndd and c- .inh Western, and that in time with the Vandcrhilt and Heading y-tem, giv-' ing Bellefonte an outlet to Philadel phia and New ork independent of the Pennsylvania railroad. If this should take place, n i doubt ail <ur industries, the furnaces, forges, rolling mills, nail works, gin-- work-, i-.tr works and flouring mills, would all become highly prosperous, ami capital from abroad would locate other manu factories lore, which would give a ! future to B< llefonte such n- only a few ever dream of yet. Tin: Governor has vetoed the con current instruction resolution to limit the appropriation for the pay of sena tors an-l members up to September 10th. The message is quite lengthy,! ami states with the Governor's usual force the legal and constitutional rca- . sons why he cannot approve the re.-o- 1 111 lion. We have no space nt present ' for even a brief synopsis, and merely append the closing paragraph: "Finally, I wish to say upon the question of the compensation of the members raised hy the resolution here with returner!, I decline to commit myself to any opinion whatever. I have not expressed and shall not indi cate my judgment upon that subject until in due course of law the appro priation hill for the session shall be . presented to me. I will then have no hesitation in disposing of the matter 1 as, in my opinion, law and justice re- < quire." „ , Keep it Bcforo tho People, Hi'; i'(nn.-ylvnniu senate haa been lulling year liy y< ar to a lower grade. Ii hit.-* !•<v. perhap r> a' lied an infamy I'd '!• gradation that no other !egi-la- ■ live '• dv in Am-iira ha ever attain- j e>l h' lore. I nd'r the lead or ho--- -hip of a political desperado, the eharlatan majority of that body ha- 1 r-pti'liat'-d the binding obligation- of . the eon-t itntion, and vi Jut' d the oath v.hi'h tle-y called ti'id towitni--, to kujijxn t and del< nd that constitution. I !i' rd> rto retain the party ndvantag' - ohtuined bv -liamele-. and infarnou- leg i-lati'ii) t'u y ar- ag i, by whi' li a iarg I rtion, it not a maj <rity, of the people , are di-fraiK hi • d and deprive i of tie ir : t and < .n-titut iotial right- of reprc- I nta*, el, they have defiantly refused j to •••-.,peiate with tin house in lcgi-la- ' tion to apportion the Hate into repre sentative di-triet-. a- they were obli gated to do a- repri -<ntatives of th<- p' pie. In all thi - the maj >rity ar acting out tie > omniand ol 11- < aile ron. "K< ■j> it before the people." Tur. outb kin I wh. Tie ll' pub li' all-, ay tie I . 1 - epe 7/ A/, bav not been a > fright. Ned over the proa*! p t in 1 <wa for twenty years a- they are to-day. lie y are railing franti cally uj :i tie lb publican- of "tier -tat- - t > > ti.* "Vi r and h< ip tiem. Think fit it i- n< < -ary to help -ave Iowa! They have written urgent a;>p<al- to prominent Republican- ail "V< r tie- country f-r help, for money and -[>• ak' r-. S--rne ,f the talker hav agrt 1 to lend tie m a hand, an. ng *.!. in lianl-y and L gan. Tl.i -- rtally th- n. <ne mraging sign we have }'t —'' II "fa Ih-niocratic and Iml ]>• nd nt vict ry in I >wa thi- fall. The cb < 'rjsirati n ring nrc trcmb ling in their l> ft-. I'm: r red Republican state eon vent: ti -! Maryland w;i- le! 1 • v.i ■ k. all the counties but thre- f. nig ri ;-r— -tit. 1. They appointed a full • l-bgat n "f their alde-t men t-the I/-ui-vill- National convention, and j ad pt- 1 a platform a—er'.ing th' ir 1 right- in the Republican party, ai i pr •t—ti: gagainst their cxclusion from i what they regard a just partiripnti n in olfe .al fav r- by the party to which tli y have h en attached, and where •n . --- las bun achieved only I>v th- ir adherence 1 nlc— the Repub lirnns conclude to give more respect t" the right* "1 it- colored adherents in the future than th y have in the pa-', there i- "hi 1 on the moon.'* l hcir growing intelligence will rai-e them above the h ndago an-1 slavery of party in which they are held by the Republicans. Tho State Administration. Fur tho lir-t time since its adoption the n w constitution has been made a reality and it- mandates respected by I/Cgi-lalure and Kxecutive power. Hy that chart the Democratic ship has been steered. By that instru ment legislation has Im-n tested, and th p- < pic have been made to feel the ben. I. .al influence of a vigorous, hon est and intelligent ixerrise of the veto power. Of (lie legislation that was enacted much has been subjected to the Governor's veto. Not n single hill was passed over it- veto, and the common occurrence of all just mm is , that this high power was never before so sagaciously exercised as by the present Democratic Governor. The j redemption of the I'ardoo Board from the disgrace and distrust into w l i h it had fallen ; the economy in the de partmcts enforced hy the Democratic officials —Secretary of State Slenger, having effected a line of public advef tising for $1,53ft.00 which cost tjuay 810,793.1~ —tho rigid scrutiny of pub lic appropriations, and othei features of the Democratic record of Harris lmrg since 1883, make a comparison with twenty years of Republican mis rule, from which the l>emocracy have nothing to fear in the pending cam paign. TKKMS: JUT Ainiiirii,iti Advance. "Turn tho Rascals Out. i/' t th< people note tli- difTi n ncc ! That excellent journal, tin- Harri-burg I'alriol, bus I ii comparing figures .villi vi rv satisfactory rt lit on the iili' of lii in-t g .v<mment. In I' ll tlii: lie jiublican party lia<l a large ma jority in liotli branch'-- of tin legisla ture. They liail a Republican (>ov c-rnor ami a full organization of the executive departments of tin; state. Ilii- iii in-yilrav.n fr m tin treasury to in' i t tin- cxjm'Um - of tin legislature ■iii 1 th ix i-utivi department wa >'l,o7l.*il. In I*-; tin- Democrat.-, with a . Ili in /r.ratic (iuvirnor ami a IJi mo i-ratic lioue> of r< pri -entativ -, the • x pen.iiincluding an extra i*-sion of i tin- legi-laluri, have lain !<-- than .- - 1 HI, 00' showing a i ■ in pa rati ve .-av .tig t> the tax payers of the state of tf 1 -I's'iTl.t'l. '1 hi- raving would have inen .-1 greater only for the >b.-tructive ami revolutionary policy • t-i- pti 1 ami pur-ucd lv tin R'-publi iii ma rity of the senate, pr> trading tin- regular m-- n ami creating the iiecc-ity ; ,r calling an extra Hu m- startling fact- susceptible of the fullest demonstration to every citizen by actual figure- from the public re c nl-, -lioulil command the serious at* tenti"ti of every hootßt ju r-on in the c imtnonwi ailh, whatever hi- political affiliations may IK*. Tin- people of | Pennsylvania have b.-en too long iiluiiifi red and robbed bv the bora machine ml which ha- dominated the -tate for many years and -till pre va., - in - in branch ot the legislature. It i- high time that the people would 1 1: dispa—iouatelv at these- thing-, with an hone.-t pin-pom to drive the incompetents and robbers from the public plan* they dbg race. The same n< k less extravagance and waste which haractcrized the expenditures of I**l, wire enacted by the same . -;>'■-rate ring- in the name of the Re ! publican party in previous legislatures •in 1 < x-vutivc government- of the j - tate. ihi Den. -cratie ( unity ( invention that met nt Clearfield on Tuesday last, pla> i 1 David 1,. K iu:u-, I fop in nom ination fur President Judge. Mr. K. i- a lawycrof marked ability, with a , prof' -siona 1 record above reproach, aud a character without stain. The ! Democracy of Clearfield have done well in their choice, and if rctified at the election, a- it certainly will be, the people of the new di-trict w ill secure a judge of eminent fitness and worth. LegiPlntive Exponscß. The liarrisburg l'atriot makes the following comparison : The entire i xpenseof the three islatures next preceding this otie was as follows : | Uti.Ui.it". l-T • |k2l jtj •• "*. m .): it 1-1 iM.nIT i.l 'I his shows an aveiagc cost of $*77,- 166.9. for the three legislatures next preceding the presi nt one. Those legislatures were each and every of them Republican in both branches. None of them met in special tc-sb-ii. The cost of each of them given above is ibr the regular s. -ion only, no oth er having been brld cither in I*7B, or in 1879, or in l*-d. Thus it will IK? seen thnt the expense of both the regu lar and f/ircial session* of the present Legislature is 8200, 071. 61 less than that of the regular *c*.<ian for 1881 a!ov< and $121,469.00 less than the average cot of the three Isegislutures of 1878, '79, and 81. - On the floor of the house, April 3, Nile#, Republican candidate for Audi tor (lencral said: "if the vote was corn we would then be entitled to jn*l at many member* at you ; "we are en titled to have under the Oarfield vole —sixteen Republicans and twelve. I>emoerats." The Democrats ofTeml Niles' party seventeen. How can he defend their rejection of this offer! .STUFM iMiiK for tl e Ckntrk Di.mo • CIJUT. NO. :?.