Centre Democrat. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1848-1989, October 11, 1883, Image 1
£l)c (Tint re democrat. S. T. SHUtiKRT A E. L. OKVIS, Editors. VOL. 5. ©he Cnitre ,i)rmccriit. Term* 81.AO per Annnm in Aclvnnoo, Thursday Mornine, October 11,1883. STATE TICKET. FOH AUDITOR GENERAL, Capt. ROBERT TAGGART, of Warren County. KOH STATE TREASL UKR, Hon. JOSEPH POWELL, of Bradford County. COUNTY TICKET. POR ASSOCIATE JUDGE l>r. J. R. SMITH, of Ferguson Township. KOK DISTRICT ATTORNEY. W. C. HEINLE, of llellefonte. rR COUNTY SURVEYOR ELLIS L. OH VIS, of Uellefonte. THE ultimatum trick mules of the Senate still meet and adjourn twice a week at a cost of $35 per day to the Tieasury of the state. IT IS said a company has been form ed to monopolize the coke trade in the western part of this state. A million of dollars has already been invested in coal lands in the coke region,as the initiating operations of the syndicate. IT may be a question for the people to consider at the election whether the party of leaders who were sent to the Senate to perform sj>ecific duties, are justified in refusing to perform those duties, and entitle*! to $35 a day from the people whom they betray. THE general appropriation bill for 1883, less the increase for common schools, covers precisely and only the sum of $5,653,779.68, which is just $399,589.32 k<i than the total of the appropriation act of 1881 for all pur poses, exclusive of common schools. THE Union leader at Wilkesbarre has added another column to its usual broad pages. This journal is one of the most aggressive and ably conduct ed Democratic newspapers in the Commonwealth, and we notice the evidence of prosperity with great pleasure. COOPER had his mules well in hand at the brief session of the senate on Frit lay, hut his motion to adjourn was not so prompt as to cut oil' Wallace in getting in his protest. Wallace scored j a victory, and the mules had to hack nut without a kick under a scorpion | lash. TifE capita! stock of the South Pennsylvania Railroad Company ( Vanderbilt,) has IH-CII increased from $14,000,000, to $20,000,0H0, and an issue of $20,000,000 in bonds is also authorized. This is done to insure its rapid completion from Harrisburg to Pittsburg. This road it is said is pro gressing with wonderful rapidity. THE Pittsburgh exposition building was destroye*! bv fire last week with all its valuable contents and machinery. The loss is very great, amounting to n million dollars, including valuable relics that cannot be replaced, and an endless variety of exhibits illustrating every branch of art, science and me f chanical skill. Nothing was saved. LIEUT. GOV. BLACK, it is announc ed has in forward progress an extended biography of his illustrious fatlicr, the |loo. Jeremiah 8. Black, recently de ceased, which will he completed and published with as little delay as pos sible. He is in possession of all the private papers of the great jurist, and is fully competent to do justice to the work undertaken. . K UKH. SHERMAN, it ap|*ars is de m terred from being a candidate for the W Presidency on account of the ruin it I brought upon Gen. Grant, lie would v have some trouble, and very small [ thanks for tho trouble, to convince [ Gen. Grant that he was ruined physi cally, mentally or financially by the | Presidency, or as the recipient for two i terms of the salary, Tho Nittany Valloy Railroad. Tho construction of a railroad by the Vniidcrbilt company t<> connect with the Beech Creek railroad either nt Mill Hull or Beech Creek to run to Bellcfontc aud connect with the Buffa lo Run railroad, i- u fixed and settled fact. The money already expended in a road along Rull'alo Run, and the fact that this road will not he sold to the Pennsylvania company, will com pel the construction of a road to con nect with tho Reading at its nearest and best point. This point seems to he cither Beech Creek or Mill Hall. The important question now is, which of these points will he selected? Il the route through Nittany Valley be adopted, the road will have to connect at Mill Hall. If the other route be taken, the road will run down Bald Eagle Valloy and connect at Beech Creek. Ho far as the interests of Belle fonte are concerned, it is a matter of some advantage that the roa'd should he made through the Bald Eagle Valley. This route brings tho Snow Shoe coal seventeen miles nearer to us than by the other route. Tho road will be at least ten miles shorter. The cost of right of wny, SII important item in the construction of railroads, would be comparatively little. But aside from the -hortuess of the route and cost of right of way, there arc no other good and sufficient reasons for adopting this route. The valley hu.- a railroad. There are no natural re. sources of any description justifying the building of another road. N*> ore deposits, no timber, no manufacture-, in short, no local freight of any kind warranting a new railroad. Some of the objections to the selec tion of the Nittany valley route can Ire speedily removed. < >ne is that right of way will c<r-t no ire. We answer that from Bellc fontc to the Centre comity line tin* right of way has been freely given. In J the few instances in which it has n,>t be* if - ' urtd.wewill a--ertthat fifteen hundred dollars will purchase it. As for < linton county we cannot sp* ak so j favorably. For a distance of .seven I miles there, the right of way ha-* not been given. The prop wition wa- made to the citizens that if the right of way J was given, the company would build the road and fence it. No favorable I response lias been made to this propo sition. We have no doubt that the j opposition from leading citizens audi farmers from that end of the line ha* induce* 1 the company to seek a cheaper , and nearer route byway of Bald Eagle Valley. But why not go to work and do as the people of Walker township did, secure ami offer the right of way at once. They want and need this rival road. A week's work among the people of that locality will remove this difficulty and probably add the most important improvement ever made to that portion of Clinton | county. We honestly believe that if j right of wav was secured froni the Centre lino down to Mill Hall that the Nittany Valley* route would be a*- j siircd to us. Why should not this he the best and cheapest route ? It lies through the most fertile ntnl prosper ous farming district in the state. Tho amount of farm products and supplies annually shipped to and from this region would more than pay for the ten extra miles of road required to connect at Mill Hall. That's not all. There are still valuable timber lands in this section which would afford shipping for years. Still more, Bald Eagle valley has no ores. Nittany valley, on the other hand, has regular deposits of rich and valuable ores from Mill Hall to Bcllofonte, tho en tire length of the road. There are probably a dozen ore operations going on now. Given a railroad and the freightage afforded by these and other operations would be greater ihnn any road in this portion of the state. This %tll open to the markets of the world a new and important ore field. Be side, this enterprise will greatly im- "K<4l'AL AND KX ACT JUSTICE TO A I*. MKN, OK WHATEVER STATE OH I'KKSUASION, RELIGIOUS OH POLlTlCAL."—Jrffrrifrti ISKLLEFONTK, l'A„ THURSDAY, OCTOIiKIi 11, IHKJ. prove that portion of our county. Nittany Valley i* now tho only section of Centre county (hat i- without ruil road facilities. For the prosperity and development of the valley, let every lending man of Bellcfontc urge the udoption of this locution. This is our duty. Then let the farmers and business men along the road act to gether at once and secure, a* far as possible, tree right ol way and thus secure to their section the most im portant enterprise ever ofiered them. When this great enterprise shall ho added to Nittany Valley, and the link between Relletbnte and Renti's valley be made, we may look for tho greatest prosperity aud growth within the next t*-n years, that these sections of Centre and Clinton countn s have had since their organizations. lilt Philadelphia Inquirer, savs the l'ut riot, i- regarde 1 a* a reputable jour nal. ami when it discusses p ilitieal sub jects rarely offends by deliberate and inexcusable misstatements of fact. So much, however, cannot be -aid <>t the editorial comments found in its col umns, in its issue of yesterday morn ing, tfpon the remarkable *.!' rt of Candidate Nil** on apportionments. Here i* a choice extract : " 1 lie democrats begun by demanding, *nd have continue i to demand, refu -;ng to accept le , more than tle-v were ju-tly entitled to receive. The republi cans have at no linn* refused to to a t.nr an I equitable apportionment of the slate, and the record shows they have not. Il i* true that they refused to yield to the democratic plan . but th*--. were right to do that, becu*. it was an unjnst plan. When, however, they were convince i beyond any doubt that their oj j orients would con**-nl to noth ing tiiat was equitable, and th.it agrei ment wn impo-ssbfe, they promptly moved to end a session r. t'y and useless. When, pray, did the dem * crabs be gin by demanding iu*>re than th* v ; were justly entitled to receive? Aud , w hen have the republican? done oili er wise than r- fu-e t , agree to any thing that was fair and equitable ' The JnUfHirrr should know, if it is ig , norant of the fact, that the d nocrats j have demanded n thing, and that they I were willing to give up their own ap portionment hill- and accept hills I drawn by repiibln an*. Which side is it that stands upon an odious ulti er. j turn, in which there is neither fairne.- | nor equity, and will agree to nothing j *.-*•? \\ hi* ii -id*; is it, tin; democrat lie house or the republican senate, that j rcfu.-cs to go into conference for the purpose of adjusting nil differences i upon any "fair and equitable" basis , which honr-t nun may agree upon 7 | Which brancii of the legislature is it, that now stands in a revolutionary nt titude ami refuses to act with the oth er, and which even declines to hear | communications from th• executive? i It i* simply sheer nousetise for the j Inquirer, or any other r. publican • journal, to attempt a defense of its party friend* by assertion* so far from | the truth. The record is made up, and no amount of subterfuge ami pre* j j varieation can ever explain away or, j justify the olistiuatc ami obstructive i methods which the republicans of the senate have constantly employed to prevent apportionments ami deprive the people of the slate of that equal representation guaranteed to them by the constitution. IN k arc indebted to tho Union leader for the statement that a stal wart newspaper defender of the Ro | publican obstructionists in the state senate, says : "It is not the fault of tho Democrats thnt the apportionment i hills have failed. No Republican will lay that political crime at their door." Now, what does this mran ? Is it an unconscious utterance of the truth, or cvidenco of a return to reason, and a full realization of the "political crime" of the revolutionists led by Cooper A Co., thai is dawning upou the minds and fears of those who yet have sorao respect for public decency and the respectability of the Uepubli can party? All this is iuvolved in the unjustifiable war upon tho consti tution and the rights of the citizen by the obstructionists of the senate. Tho Pooplo's rtlghtn. 1 The right of c<pial representation is the right preservative of nil rights in a free government. To deny it is a revolution, ami subversive of Repub lican institutions. Taxation without repre—ntution was w hat our forefathers of 177 i protested against, and the right of the people of all parties to be represented fairly is a right not to be measured by money. The Pennsylvania Democrats claim i this right for themselves and concede it toothers. The Pennsylvania Re publicans deny it. In 18H0, the Republicans polled 114,70 I votes in Pennsylvania. The ! Democrats polled 107,1'J-S votes. Penn- Isylvunia elects 2* congressmen, .u,- ' Pill votes is theipiota I r one member. : The Republicans are entitled to 1 1 , con g res-men. '1 lit- J >■ niocrats are en titled to Id congressmen. The exo-- ■ repre.-ents the additional member. l air apportionment would give the ! Republicans 1 > member-, at m< -t. l air upportioument would give the Democrats Pi members, at least. The Democrats ofTer the Rcpuidican- 17 I congressmen and claim 11. The Re publicans offer the Democrats ami claim l'or themselves 1 The Democrat- while contending i r efjual representation have nevertheh -s shown a willingness to compromise in order that the legi-laturc might JKT , form its constitutional duty and ad urn. (>n tie tin r hand the R JUlD lican- have not only • outcd the ilea of cjual representation hut refused to accept the liberal Democratic off r >•! a compromise, and have imp'l upon the state a cost of P in order to maintain the pro-nt unfair app r ' tionmcnt. TIIK vii if I io> CJ-lIAV, The Pittsburgh referring to th -p< t • h of Mr. Secretary Stenger, recently de* livere<l in Pittsburgh, says: "He showed that in flagrant c mtempt of the law, the Republican auditor and ! treasurer- a majority of tin- sinking fund board—have alt- red nround among favored hank* in tin- state, over Ihrtf million of doll tr', at • •Inti/y un •<-. cure/, when the Humes law r <juir - that this money -hall lc invt fed in slat*- or United State, bonds and the interest paid into the state treasury. This i* not an ancient i- ie, but one of to-day. In it is involved the continu ance of the tren-ury ring, a- a potent factor in tin politic- of the state. If the Hume- law is enforced the days of the treasury ring are numbered. I Never was there nn k-uo more plain or direct. The Democrats demand, in pursuance of law, that the three mil lions of treasury balance now in th J hnnds of pet hanks, who do not give a scrap of security, shall, a the, lute dirrri *, lie invested in state oi I'nited States bonds. They have nominated candidates w ho w ill execute the law. The Republican officeholders refuse to obey tho law, and continue the old | Mackey and Kemhle system of plac ing the money to the best advantage for themselves and their party, in cer tain favored hanks, who loan it out to their profit, very likely dividing with the aforesaid Republican state officials. | That ho* been the plan ever since the Republicans adopied the policy of car rying a large treasury surplus for speculative purposes. Is it best tho three millions of cur rent treasury surplus should In? safely invested in United States bonds, for the benefit of the taxpayers ; or la it best it should be scattered among tho forty or fifty pet banks (who do not give a scrap of security,) for the benefit of the treasury ring— to increase its profits and maintain its power. This is the issue involved in the election of Taggart and Powell, and the defeat of the candidates of the treasury ring, and especially Mr. Chris, Magce's clerk. LATEST dispatch from Ohio an aouces 0,000 majority for Hoadly, the Democratic candidate for Uoveoor. Tho Fitruroß i Which don't lie, shows a very grati fying saving in the expenses of the i state gov* rrimcnt, achieved by the tax • payers of Pennsylvania by the elec tion ola Democratic house of repre sentatives he-t fall. Here are the figures in comparison with the ex • pen-ics of the Republican house two years ago : • R*t>. Iloow. i>. m tfirnr I',J • f i.ffi . ! m,.| •!,). 1 -I I■■ . —•:■ .1 |.- u7 in * • I 'D Ik ill .it J" ► ♦. 4 HI V. Jlit , J, U. * otitliijfrtj t J.'IKM*! • . . I lie ( xj>enK'H of forme r I%rpuUlmn hou for pre<ircly the mmi items, I which were ( In 1 k TT | MI.44KTS ... PROTEN very dearly the uniform ex travagance of Republican admiui-tra ti :i in the house of representative- as compared with the < -.pen-is of a Dem ocratic house in Ik*!!. The savings to the pe .pie in the executive depart" lie at uinh r a Democratic governor are -till in greater proportion. , HON. SAMI ii, .1. RAMIAI.i.'h opin ion of I'rc-ident Arthur is certainly : not n fluttering one. in an elaborate 1 pecf-lj he made at < levelarul, last | week he said. "As to Arthur, the beneficiary of an assassination, I don't ! believe he has any more idea of his 1 ;<1 uti< -as ( hic-f Kxecutive of this c un try than mv child, judging by his nc til.-, 1 liiiik of Wa-hington, .!< !!• r -on, .lack- a), or any of the whole line 1 of iTe-idents of any <r all parties, having the resjionsibilities offiovc-rn : ment to enjoy sixty • r ninety days i i • atchiugs has-, or playing euchre on a . ' railr ad car." What Compromisee Democrats Have Offered. Immediately the recinvcning i of the legislature in special session, tic Democratic bou-e proceeded to pa-- the different apportionment hills ' which the ses-iott had l>cii called to I c n.-ider. It asked but 1-! cmgn--" rm n wln n it was entitled to 11; it d ' , manded but 2 '. senators when its vole entitled it to 2 >. it apportioned it party hut representatives, when fairness woul 1 have given it The hou— offered to acc< pt the Stewart Dill, alb publican measure, a- a com protni- This the senate refused. It then off re.] t . accept th*' Jxiwry bill another Republican measure. This the -enato refused. It offered to take 22 to 2s senatorial di-tricts. This was refused. It offered to take 21 to I*ll -• natorial district-. This was refused j It a-ked them for new committee- of conference. These were refused. It pr> po-<d free r nnmitter - of confer, etue, half of whom should l>e selected by the Stalwarts themselves, and to I whom all f|Ucstions relating to appor tionment should he tuhmiUed. These wore rejected and the Stalwart senate persistently and defiantly refused to do anything hut try to get s''o a day for its members. The Democratic house mu'l not permit nn adjourn* ment until tlie law is obeyed.—Xor ritlou n liryi+ter. ♦ Tin: Maryland Republican party — | the g. o. p.— has like its predecessors, ' the whign and no-nothings, gone into | retirement. It comes to the front as 1 the "Reform Republican party." If the Republicans of Maryland, a else where, would discard the bosses and iiaosl upon decent and fair manage ment of party with proper respect to the general good, they could reinstate the respcctibility of the old organiza tion without tho necessity of hiding under an alia*. PfHTtol to tho ttomorit. CI.KA RKIKLU, Oct ftth. CENTRE DEMOCRAT:—The Clear field county Republican convention has adjourned without a nomination for judge. J. F. SNYDER. This means an uuanimous endorse ment of Mr. Krebs by all parties, and the certain elevation to the bench of an able lawyer, a hard and conaciecti om worker and a courteous gentlemen. The people of our neighboring county have done well. T Kit MS : per Annum,in Advance. OHIO ELECTION. mTO ' yf" - ■ JL*— DEMOCRATIC. [ The result in Ohio of the Tuesday . election, up to the time of going to " prcM thi- Wi due-lay i evening, has been contradict rv. But, the last dispatch am. <unce the election of 11 * a iji.v, the Democratic candidate • for < i .verm r. by a majority of about ' 6,O'H. i ♦ Tin: Morm.ns have been holding a conference at -alt Lake < ity.at which ti.fHMi were pre.-* nt in the Temple and were addrc-.-ed by the hading apostles ' on the importance of living up to the ' religion of their jxculiar institution. Ap -tl< Cann n pr< sent/ 1 the statistic* which show a im-mlnn-hip in I tali of ' j 1-7 _ '1: 22,000 families ; 3o,'h>>births I within the la-t six months, 12.<sm ! ma", and 1,100 female-; I!, 700 child n n under the age of eight years : T5O marriage- within the past six mouths; •jo opi n,- w members and 781 deaths. The church organization embraces 12 apostle-, 7>s patriarchs, 1.1",7, high pri -t, 11 ,<hhi ehh rs, 1 ,7m>o bishops and ■4,400 deacons. Arizona reports a membership of'2.2<l4,arid Idaho double that number. Eighty-one missionaries are app inted t<> go to Europe, ami eighteen to operate in the United State-, priu< ipally in the south, for recruits to colonize Colorado. Tin: New ork .Von is for Samuel J. Kandall for Speaker of the House because he proved himself one of the be-t speakers the house ever had, ami because he is disposed togive the pres ent tar i H* a fair trial. We are for Mr. Kandall also, because his great ability and experience a* the presiding officer of congress will eilcctually block blundering and making political capital for the Radicals in lftK4 t and because his honesty and integrity is a guarantee against such disgraceful scenes as were enacted in the lat con gress, under the shallow incompetency of Keifer. Amojnj the prominent men who at tended the Protestant Kpiscopal eon- \ vention in Philadelphia the other day wo notice Senator Edmunds, of Ver mont, Kx-Governor Stephrnsoti, of Kentucky, Ex-Governor Tlios. A. Hendricks, of Indiana, Hon. Columbus Delano, of Ohio, and Ex-Governor Parker, of New .Jersey. The presi dency of the convention was tendered to Senator Edmunds, but he declined it, with the significant remark that he wa "not a candidate for President." Thk trick mules performed a few minutes in the Senate chamber on Tuesday and Friday of last week to be repeated on Tuesday and Friday ef this week. Pay 13. a day each. Tbe kicking at the Constitution wa a rigor ous, but it is well guarded by Wallace, Cox, and others, who hare due respect for law, decency aid right. The peo ple of Pennsylvania are preparing, and will have something to say upon the propriety of the performance before very long, now. NO. 10.