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* SIIIOKUT & FOKSTEK, Editors. YOU 2. tflir Cut to Term* 51.50 per Annum, in Advance. g j SMUGERT ind R. H. FORSTCR. Editors. Thursday Moniing, February 19,*1880. K. B. WASIIBURN K, of Illinois, de clines to lie the dark horse in the Re publican race for the Presidential nomination. He authorizes the edi tor of the Chicago Inter-Ocean to an nounce that he will not under any circumstances be a candidate. HON. HENRY GREEN, the Republi can candidate for Judge of the Su premo Court, has yet to make his reputation as a judge. Though ap pointed to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Judge Woodward,he has never been able to take his seat on the bench, owing to illueas which has long confined him to his house. Mr. Green is a lawyer of established character, but he has still to prove that lie will make a good judge. BLAINE'S MAINE LEGISLATURE voted to print the late partisan deci sion of the Supreme Court of that State, but refused to give the whole record and print the decisions of the Mime court, upon which the late Gov ernor and council predicated their ac tion. The decisions were both parti san, hut came iu conflict as to results. Times and circumstances had changed somewhat. THE New York Republicans, under the inspiration of the Lordly Roscoe, are gallantly responding to the third term echoes of their Pennsylvania friends under the lead of Cameron. At Albany, Troy and other important points in the State, (.'oakling's machine men have had their own way in the election of delegates to the State con vention; and the programme of the master lor a delegation to Chicago instructed to vote for Grant will no doubt be as successful as the same thing was in Pennsylvania. NEXT Monday the Democratic Na tional Committee will meet at th< M illard's Hotel, in Washington, to decide when and where the National Convention shall bo held for the nom ination of candidates for President nnd Vice President. Many places have leen nnmed and urged as the best points for the meeting of the conven tion. Louisville, Cincinnati, Baltimore, Washington, Philadelphia nnd New York have each their friends, hut at present the preponderance seems to be in favor of Louisville and Washington. FUR tearing away tho flimy disguise in whii ii General Grant was enshrouded, for destroying tho halo and pulling him off hi- lofty stilts, for presenting him as a greedy, unscrupulous seeker for a third t-rm nomination and making an end of the disgusting homage and adoration pro gramme, IL.n Csmpron deserves appre ciative mention.— Wanhingian I'mt. Well, yes, Don did in this deserving "appreciative mention," hut he did not mean it. He only in tended to glorify D.,n Cameron, and to prove to his partisan chattels, some of wliorn indicated signs of demoraliza tion, that the power of the slave mas ter i not to lie disputed. IN the matter of the Curtin-Yocum contest, the Democratic majority of the committee on elections in the House of Representatives has agreed tipon a report declaring the seat of Mr. Yocuni vacant and remanding the question of the contest hack to the district. The report of the committee is yet to lx! acted upon in jhc House. Our advices arc to the effect that it will probably be disposed of in the course of the next week. Mr. Bclu hoover, of the Cumberland and York district of this State, will make the leading argument in .favor of the adoptiou of the report. It is expected, from the preparation he has been making, and from his thorough know ledge of the election laws of Pennsyl vania, that his speech will be an ablei elaborate and convincing review of the en tiro case. " Kqi'Al. AS!) KXACT JIKTK'K TO ALL MKN, OF WIIATRV KK STATK OH FKKKVAStON, IIKI.IOIOCH OK POLITICAL.Jefferson Judicial Integrity Our esteemed contemporary, the I Watchman, is deeply concerned as to the moral soundness and rectitude of i the judges of our courts of law. It j has been elaborately discussing this highly important question from every conceivable standpoint, and lit last Ims sadly and tearfully arrived at the conclusion that the temple of justice is the abiding place of venality and ! corruption, und our judges but the j mercenary instruments of corporate power. We are at a loss to know what particular exhibition of judicial turpitude has moved our contempora ry to this disheartening judgment. It is of course not the iirst time that the administration of justice has been ar raigned and the exponents of the law held up to public execration. But the wail usually comes from the crim inal dock, and tlie critics are general ly those whoso interests arc incom patible with a strict and impartial execution of the laws, and this will always be tiie case so long as malefac tors throng our courts and even handed justice meets them with de served punishment, "No rofti# •Vr f*lt the lialt*r draw With o|diiin of th* law. But it will he a dark day indeed wtiich witnesses the destruction of the of the faith of the masses in the in tegrity and probity of the men who are clothed with judicial functions. In all the niutatious of time —in all the upheavals of society, and the dismemberment of governments, the courts have been held sacred and in violate, while popular faith in the virtOo and uprightness of the judges remained as the dearest heritage of the people. Destroy that and license will usurp the place of law and liberty and become the synonym of debauchery and crime. Bad men hare sat upon the Bench, and mocked justice in her own sanctuary, but they were glad to seek the oblivion of the grave, and their monument wa." the withering condemnation and hissing scorn of all mankind. From the unjust rulings of Pontius Pilate,and thedark and bloody chapter contributed to the history of the world's jurisprudence by George J tiff revs, there have been sporadic in stances of judicial dishonor ami bare ness. But they have been of such a character as to carry their own lesson with them and the cause of human justice has not suffered at their hands. Even the philosophic mind of Bacon was not impervious to the tempting bribe, but his melancholy example has made a repetition of his fault un known to English annals. In our own country our inherited reverence for the sanctity of our courts has receiv ed many rude shocks, but it was not left even to the partisan malignity of a Bradley or the purchased opinion of the Supreme Court of Maine to shat ter our belief in the fidelity of the judges of our courts. sfuch less will the unsupported and flippant utter ances of Mr. Franklin B. Gowen achieve such a result. The President of the Reading railroad is fast be coming a common scold. He has either a real or simulated greivance against a more successful rival, and he persists in airing it both in and out of season. His recent attack upon our Hupreme Court was both on warranted and uncalled for. It was an atrocious libel upon the court and an insult to every citizen of this com monwealth. Mr. Gowen, as the head of a great corporation, is constantly submitting questions of the most deli cate nature to this same court for adjudication. If then he believes that the court is the subservient crea ture of other and more potential in terests than his own, why does he ask for opinions which he thinks were bought and paid for in advance? There is an incongruity between Mr. Gowen's words and actions which be comes more and mora apparent as they are closely contrasted. The en tire press of the State has demanded that he shall specify wherein the BELEEFONTE, PA., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY ID, 18K0. judges of our court of last resort have been derelict in the dischnrge of their high and roß|>oitsible triiHt, but the request is uuhoeded and Mr. Gowen shields himself behind an icy wall of impenetrable reserve. The dispassionate judgment of all men will be that he bus been hoist by his own petard. In his endeavor to strike a deadly blow at one of the . venerated institutions of the jeople he > has simply written himself down a ca- j lumniator. As to the Watchman's J churge that the cases affecting the ! Pennsylvania Railroad Company arc partially decided by the Supreme Court, it is totally unfounded and ab solutely lacks every merit, save that of mendacity. If corrupting influences have ran riot through the halls of leg islation in the past, and the statute books of the Commonwealth staiued by the polluting touch of the briber, it is i not the fault of our courts. Thev pass upon the laws as they come fresh from the hands of the jwiople's repre sentatives, and if they prove unfaithful and succumb to the seductive charms of the lobby, it is only a matter of re gret, not of redress, to unprejudiced courts. The moral grandeur of the upright judge is the suhlimest thing in nature and will so remain through all time. If the Watchman and President Gowen wish to impair his usefulness they must adduce more potent reasons than any they have yet given to the world. They have simply said to the courts, in chorus, "I do not Ilk* th**, T>r Fell ; Th# ffimn why I • aonot t*ll. Hut—l do not iik* thee. Dr. F*ll." MR. JOHN E. POINDEXTER is de serving of all the pity we may have lying around loose. He was guilty of a slight irregularity down in good old Virginia and as a cousequcnce has re tired to the classic shades of the pen itentiary for a season. Hut John is a little higher toned than the ordinary run of guests usually entertained at the expense of the State, and he ob jects to the cut of the regulation dress. He don't think the stripes become his ' peculiar style of beauty nnd a bill has 1 been introduced in the Senate exempt ing him from wearing the garb of a convict. We hope it will pass. The spectacle of John in a striped suit with a ball and chain attachment, would ho burrowing in the extreme, and then when wc contemplate the trifling fault committed by John with the high sounding patronymic, we arc ; amazed that any one should have j thought of subjecting this wronged and badly-used man to the indignity of wearing a striped suit. He merely cowhidcd a man and then killed him, hut the other fellow was only a clerk in a shoe store, and had used a little more cinprcjumrnt than was absolutely necessary in fitting a pair of shoes on the neat foot nnd plastic nukle of John's girl and hence the unpleasant ness. By all means allow John to he clad in the habiliments of the Ameri can gentleman, not omitting the pistol pocket in his pantaloons. THE Senate haw administered n wholesome rebuke to therfe facto Pres ident for his partisan nominations of census supervisors for Ohio, by reject ing the whole hatch, eight in all. It was understood, and the law so pro vided, that the census supervisors and enumerators were not to b* partisan appointments, but-.Mr. Hayes under took to repudiate this wholesome and proper understanding, by the appoint ment of eight of his most objectionable stalwart partisans for his own State, against the protest of its Senators. He therefore had the list returned on his hands for revision, aud, it is to be hoped for his honest reflection, if he is capable of such a mood. JAMBS MULLIGAN BLAINE will ac cept no second place on the Republi can National ticket. At leaat that is the announcement made by the Wash ington correspondent of the New York Tribune. He will prefer remaining in the Senate. IF a moiety of truth is to he credi ted to the friends of Grant and Sher man when speaking of these rival as pirants for the Presidency, neither are fit persons to he entrusted with the ad ministration of the affairs of the Gov ernment, and the people will do well to give both a wide berth. When ; rogues fall out their criminations of each other will enable honest people to estimate very correctly the true char acter of each. But the rule did not require to have this practical realiza tion to enlighten the country as to the character of these men. Facts were abundant, furnished by the public acts of the parties themselves. The one_ has been tried in the Presidential of fice, and by debauchery of administra tion, profligacy and tyranny, made a disgraceful failure. The other has proven himself a corrupt and dishon est trickster, totally indifferent to honor, or the means lie adopts to effect personal or political ends. This phase of character had ample attestation at New Orleans in IX7<>, when Mr. Sher man engineered the great wrong which placed a Fraud in the Presidential of fice instead of the man duly elected by the people; and it was further mani fested when, with the aid of this fraud, he pensioned himself and all the base j instruments used in commission of the great crime, upon the Treasury of the country, to say nothing about his oje rations with favorite National Banks, by which he enriches himself at the \ expense of the public. THE Senate Committee investigating the causes of the negro exodus from North Carolina has established bevoud dispute the political character of the Movement. That its only object was t# locate in the State of Indiana a suf nfcnt number of colored tnon as Rc tßblican voters to overcome the Dem ocratic majority in that State and at the same time to so lessen the popu lation of the State from which they were drawn as to affect y>e result of the census ahout to be taken. These facts hare come out in the testimony, most ly by Republican witnesses. The heart* lessness and brutality of the political movement has also been made appar * efit in the testimony, by the cruel neg lect with which the poor unfortunates are treated on their arrival nt the points to which thev wore sent under false promises of good wages and com fortable homca. Instead of finding employment and homes, it appears they were huddled together in little shanties ami abandoned huts and left without even food to cat except n they could beg it from door to door, to keep them from actual starvation. One witness, the corporation under taker of Indianapolis, testified that he had buried a large number of these blacks as paupers at ?"> a head, who died from exposure nnd the effects of the change of climate. These poor creatures are thus paying dearly for their excessive credulity in allowing themselves to be deluded from com fortable homes to serve the ends of heartlAs radical politicians. The great Republican party may yet have cause to regret that, in their eagerness to override the legitimate preponder ance of popular sentiment, they have engaged in and encouraged a very foolish and very wicked enterprise. IT is reported that Mr. Blaine in tends to begin an aggressive campaign against the third-termers. It behooves Mr. Blaine to he prudeut in this mat ter or the third-termers may return his assaults in a manner that will not be pleasant to his sensitive feeliugs. Borne of the organs in the interest of Grant already begin to play old tunes that cannot sound sweetly in the ears of the Maine statesman. "Damaged reputation," "Mulligan letters," etc., have been heard thus early in the fray, and others will follow as the combat deepens. O, uol Mr. Blaine u not the man for an aggressive cam paign against members of his owu party. They know him too well to fear anything of that sort. Written for (he Ciwmr. DEMOCRAT. Babyland. Oli, wonderful of HuhyUrul, Drown and gray and blur, \ on are vorjr blight a* yon •hue around— Yon |arkl like the dew. Will you Mrch the d |dh* of an* lent lore AM the fleeting year* go paat? Will you wan the h< avu lor hidden atarat Or fintke diie overh* vaat ? Oh, the change* the*© little ©jef will due! Team will dun fhern oft, And aotnetimea they'll brightly beam and glow ' With !•> light ijUnon kuft. Oh, dimpled hand* of Habyland f How your tiny flnger* piny With darning •unbeatiiM, and vainly strive To Imprison eerh yellow ray. W 111 th* tirn* not rom* when firm and •trnng They will hold the wnrtl or jien ? Or deftly carve from the marble ©old Th© aemMauc© of living men? Oh, th* work fur tin** little hand* to do— May their touch la- then at now Vrjr ft H it rete on th* wary head, j Or •mu!h* th* care-worn brow, i And th* pretty feet of Rahyland, I llow sweet their lunate <♦* ! A* they patter ahout with uncertain nt*p. Now after that—now thi. j A* year- go by and life • path they tread. Will the found of their footfall* b* A* clear a- n"W, to the waiting heart* Who are watching anxiously * <Mi # th* little f*et—may th*y bravely run Br th* *id© of the good m l great, Bringing glad tidings and surcor to all In a needy, li*lpl**a aute. Oh, th* happy heart* of Babyland, J That w fr~ from -v-r, I A Uw; ■<!) Willi miinotnuou., ni*<-lu 10-t j In the littl-- liina.l, MI fair. I Will tli'-v in time !-<■ hurdcnc-L SON-11, | Willi InmlilM IIIPJF EFFLY know 1 Or mill tU#*y rtrr frow cold mil hard, With no thought for another', out? till, tn*v they IM- Unmix! OX W IIMOCS „ *r firing IMb kiiiilmw. and f'hh.ti.n lore, Alw.y. girotopUng noble deed, nnd trwe, Fitting them for the home nboer. F. A. S ADDITIONAL LOCALS. SCHOOL RKPORT. — Report of the l'ine Drove Primary School, tlt I r-1 month, end ing February 4, 18*0: Whole number enrolled, 28; mule, 111; female, ft. Daily 'attendance—msle, 17; female, 8; total, : 26. Per cent, of ntlcndance—male, ftO ; j female, ftf>. The following pupils were present every day : Sadie K. Darin ley, Mary K. Ward. Jennie Wolf, Sallie Slrunk, Nellie Kepler, Masters R Port, Mnsser R. lieberling, Warren Wolf, JRS. A. Stover, John C. Dates, A. Stewart Bailey, Levi F. Date., Miles E. Stover, T. Glenn Meek, Benton J. H-berling. The following were absent one session only during the month : Stella lieberling, Klsie Houseman, Lctitia Strunk. There were eight visitors during ' the term xtnone whom was one parent an i one director. Parents, directors and friends are cordially invited to Tisit the school. 1 Encourage us by your presence. T. (J. ARCH FT, Ttnrhtr. PINK GROVK MILLS, Feb. 12, 1880. ENTKKTAINMFST AT MILLHKIM— The Millheim Oermsn evening school, under the direction of Miss Josephine Kaulfmnn, from Stuttgart, Germany, will give * pub lic entertainment in the Millheim Town Hull on Ssturdsy, February 28. The exereisrs will consist of dialogues, orations, declamations, select Tendings, vocal and 1 ipslrumanUl music, Ac. The most fasci nating part of the exercises is that all I (except of course the instrumental music) will be rendered in either High German, Swiss German or Pennsylvania Dutch, i The public are cordially invited to attend. Admittance 15 cents. —The City new bout nnd shoe store, lo cated in the old Conrad House, on Alle gheny street, has commenced business in the right direction, vastly to the advan tage of the consumer. The business Is conducted entirely on the rash principle of small proflts and quick returns. In every possible way exjirnse? have been curtailed. Neither day-book or ledger is kept and bence there is IK> necessity for a book keeper. In view of this cash system the goods have been bought at bottom prices, which enables the proprietors to sell them twenty-Ave per cent, lower than other parlies dealing on the credit system of preflt snd loss. It would be advisable ffr all parties desiring to purchase boots or shoes to call and examine these goods and he convinced that it is the place to spend cash U> advantage. —An event which 0.-caxioned much sorrow occurred on Saturday evening It was the death of Mist Alicia McCaffer ty, daughter of Mr. Alexander McCsfferty, of North I<smb ttreet. Mist McCsfferty died of consumption. On Tuesday morn ing the last tears were dropped snd the lsst rites of religion performed over the cold clsy, snd msny friends took s lsst affectionate look ere the body wss con signed to its native dust. This family are all endowed with much inherent sprightli ness and life, but one by one they sicken and die from this fatal disease. Two sons and two daughters remain, but even now the eldest son is very low. The cloud of woe Is dark and heavy, but it haa a silver lining illumined by U> Sun of Righteous ness. MONDAY, January 6, 1800.—Our stock of woolens for the spring and summer season of 1880 Just received. Jeuve your order now. Respectfully, MowmoMitaT A Co., Tailors. TERMS: #1.50 |ht Annum. in Atlvamr. GENERAL NEWS. The Alumni of B iwdoin College held their fil th annual meeting at Bangor on Turn H'Jhv evening. Chief Justice Apple ton presiding. Klihu B. Wasliburne authorize* the Chicago Inter Ocean to announce that he in not and under no circumstance will be a candidate for the Presidency. The Neiy England Alumni of Yale Col lege met at Boston, on Thursday, and ■fudge John F. Putnam, of the Class of 1837, waaelected president. It wax vot ed to have more frequent reunions here after. A value gold deposit, five feet in width, has been discovered in the town ship of Madoc, Ontario, near Fetterby's mine. It has been opened and is now being worked by capitalists from Buffalo. The Tut tie A Whittemore Company's Malleable iron Works, at Union City, Conn,, were partially destroyed by fire •Sunday morning. The loss is estimated at *25.000, and the insurance at about *20,000. About 300 hands are thrown out of employment. It has been found necessary at the A1 toon a shops to place three more loco motives on each track in the erecting shops, so that repairs can be made on seventeen engines at one time, :nstead of fourteen as heretofore. An extra force of men has been employed by the companv lor the purposeof breaking up condemned locomotives. Mr. John G. Whittier, replying to an invitation to be present at a meeting for the releif of Irish distress, writes: "Starvation cannot be argued with ; the I gaunt spectre cannot be laid by speech es and resolutions. We must share our | abundance of bread with the hungry, j We arc a great brotherhood, children ; if Him whom our ancestors called the j All Father, and it is not for us to ask j the old cpiestion of Cain, 'Am I my I brother's keeper?'" Keve-al forged notes, amounting to *2,100, on S. if. A .1. F. Adams, promi nent builders of that city, have been discovered in one of the Baltimore banks. The fiarty who had them dis counted has disappeared. He had been largely engaged in the lumber business, and at one lime owned a number of new buildings in the northwestern section of the city. He came to Baltimore from the West a few years ago, and was con sidered a man of much enterprise. Our Consul at Matamoras reports that the Society of Friends in Indiana and New York established amission at Mat amoras in 1872. A newspaper and a va riety of school-books are printed by it and the public schools in some parts of Mexico have adopted these books. The Presbyterians are also doing much work in establishing churches in Mexico. The people are thereby greatly improved temporally as well as spiritually and morally. The London correspondent of the Liverpool Charter says: "Assurance is given me that the statecent of the in tention of the Baroness Burdett-Coutts to devote £500,000 to the amelioration of the distress in Ireland is true. Con tradictions of this statement have t>een made in most of the London daily papers, but tne fact is incontrovertible. I'lie money will not be given in alma, but will be invested in the purchase of land in the district of Counem&ra, County Galway, to be afterward let to small tenants at long leases and moder ate rents. A committee of Irish gentle men interested in agriculture is associ ated in the scheme.'' At an adjourned meeting of mer chants, held at the Linden House, St. Louis, Saturday night, to consider the feasibility of establishing a permanent industrial exhibition there and in the City of Mexico of products and manu factures of each country, it was decided to drop this feature of the enterprise and organize a company with a capital stock of $50,000 and establish a com mercial agency at the City of Mexico for the transaction of business by sam ple, buy and sell for others mines, min erals, etc., and do such other laisinesa as promised a profitable result, A com initlee was appointed to effect an organ ization of the company and to put the enterprise into workiug order as quick ly as possible. A Salt Lake dispatch to the Chicago Tribune says that at a recent funeral Pres ident Taylor spoke of the dead as fol lows: "But let us return to the youug man. WasheaaaintT No. He was once a saint, but he parted from the Church. He left the faith. Did he die a aaint? No, he died a drunkard, and he will find a drunkard's grave. He haa gone to hell, and there is where be deserved to go." With one wild shriek the mother screamed : "My God, my God, my only son, and to think that his only fault should he-thus made public t" and fainted* The sister, overcome with grief, did likewise. They were taken home, and have eioce been under the care of a physician. At a late hour on Saturday night a fire broke out in the Empire warehouse, at Chicago, embracing the number* from 198 to 210 Market street, and spread until it destroyed a large amount of property. The warehouse was occu pied as a store room for seeds, dry goods, liquors and bonded goods. The content* of the free warehouse were en- tirely destroyed. The losses are esti mated aa follow* : Wallace A Kingman seedsmen, $150,000: Chaplin A Gore, liquors, $150,000; Field, Leiter ACo dry goods, *75.000 ; Wilson Broe , $15,- 000, and a large number of smaller lots •a. The insurance is not known yet; it it thought it will oover the iota for the most part. The lota on the build ing, which it believed to be owned by Wadsworth A Dickinson, la $50,000, NO. H.