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£l)c Centre Democrat.
BHUUERT k FOUNT Kit, Editors. I voi.. (he tCnvtrr 31 rm curat. 'ma tl.&O par Annum.in Adv.no.. ' SHUGERT and R. H. FORSTER, Editor*. nrsday Morning, September 23,1880. Democratic National Ticket. FOR PRK*l|iK*T ( INHKLD sarrr HANCOCK. of Prtiu*ylratil. rm vie* wm WILLIAM 11. ENGLISH, ol Indiana. ELECTOR*. K. M>nagh*n, !ll*nry K. Pa\i, Hjftiillatn 11. <Sorg* A. Font, Hletiu, \Lnuti M Itotiton, A. I'lf. John P. Linton, M. Campbell, John S Miller, lc* Dall<*lt, John O. Kmxton, ■Bo)*'I Moffet, • Hlviii M. MH.*|, tr>l W.iMeii, .ITM.T A.J. |)iirlinii, FINTI <' .ITIIIFK, MRRH*, Bk u'" Kill'*rt, K.>l>*rt >1 Ollmhi, BP ,n, ' <1 MrHparmn. W illiam It r>iinla|i, J. Martin, lUrr> W. W||iq, llrringrr, Smmtrl Griffith, Turner, J ICM Th<IQ)|4OTT. SBltM kJ. Ihritiinghain, , H B Democratic State Ticket. rR stprimi jctoii. ■ GEORGE A. JKNKK, >f Jcffortuu County. R-R At'UITOR OBMRR %L, H ROBERT P. PKCUKRT.of Philadelphia. Ij#' Democratic Comity Ticket. FOR tXIRORBIMI, ANDREW }. n'RTIN.of Centre Cottutj, EPt^" I ,**t to the decision of the DUtrirt Confrrvnee.] r * oxruntr, Hon J. p. OK PIC ART, of Itollrloot*, lion. W. A. Ml'KllAY.ol Harris. FOR DI*TLT< T ATtORRKV, WILLIAM C. IIKIM.E. of Uellefhtite. roR corm ft RviTot. h SAMUEL RRCOOER, of I'ntontille. ■ L'IIMI'AIU: the majorities iu Arkan- Hjfcs, Vermont ami Maine with those of HpTli, and then see what chances the j HDe Golyeritea liave of carrying the in November. 1 WIIEN Blaine telegraphed the dis result of the Maine election to realizing, as he did, that the HHpAurn* would require doctoring, why I in the world didn't he add : " Send 1 Mitchell'!" oecoE C'ONKLISO stripjed for last week in New York, and speech extolling the tail to s kite. He wagged the tail the head severely alone for erman or some other disap :andidate to operate. SERVICE REFORM. It is es iat of the 100.000 officers in cd States, 70,000 are active yed in campaign work. This > army, hut not an influential irons one, except through the gc they pay to the Republican >n fund. uf our ardent tariff friends, we med, still stand up with noble and wonderful disinterested the Cobden Club free trade e for President. After all, it is not a tariff they want, moved by a chivalrous desire the name of the besmirched from the charges of crime 1 by his own partizan friends, br&m Garfield needs endorsc re indebted to our townsman, R. Teller, for a copy of the id (Va.) lUepntch, from which ct the able and dispassionate jf Northern residents of Vir their fellow citizens of the We invite the careful attcn our readers to this address, •pears elsewhere in this week's AT. In it will he found the ;>rds of soberness and truth, mplete and triumphant rcfu ' the prevalent campaign slan inst the loyalty and devotion outhern people. Democratic Convention of d county was held at Clear last Tuesday, and the follow tlemen were named as Con d conferees without iustruc- James L. Leavy, Jno. K. and I)r. Josoph W. Potter, going are all understood to lie e to the nomination of ex rA. G. Curtin. The district ce will be bold at Lock on Friday, the 24th instant, &f Thursday, the 23d, as at ded upon, Mifflin county not ble to put in an appearance le former date. "iCyCAL AND EXACT JUSTIOK TO ALL MEN, OK WHATEVER HTATK OR I'KRHUAHION, HKLIUIOCH OR POLITICAL."—J*ffonon The Democratic County Conven tion. The annual convention of the Dera | ocracy of Centre county assembled at ; the Court House, on Tuesday after j noon,and the proceedings in detail will he found in another part of this week's I DEMOCRAT. The Convention was , made tip of good representative men, I and the deliberations of the body j , evinced throughout a spirit of unity i and harmony and a determination to 1 act with the sole purpose of promoting i j the welfare and success of the party I that cannot he too highly commended. The ticket placed iu nomination is one that will not fail to command the full respect and the earnest support of | every Democrat in Centre county who j | pluccs a higher value upon the triumph of Democratic principles, than he does upon the success of personal in- 1 terests or individual prejudices ; and ; we therefore contidently believe that it will receive a sweeping majority at the | polls. For Congress we believe the dele- ' gates from every district in the county came intruded to vote for Ex-Gov. ANDREW G. CCRTIN, and the hearty I assent that was given to the motion to dispeuse with the formality of a ballot and confer the honor of the nomination by acclamation demon strated the strong hold he had upon j the men who composed the convention. It was a compliment well deserved and justly bestowed. It was also much j more. It was not only a complete : vindication of the integrity of the j party, but an honorable tribute to the zeal and the fidelity to honest convic tions which have ever marked the po litical course of Gov. Curtin. W'chave not the slightest doubt that the adion of the Couuty Convention will be rati fied by the IMstrict (kioforenee, and that this honored, eloquent and distin guished citizen of Ceutre county will he placed before the people of the 20th district as the Democratic candidate for Congress. He stands forth the strong advocate of correct principles of government, for peace, fraternity and reconciliation in nil sections of the Union, is fully identified with the ' aims nnd purposes of those who make 1 him their candidate, and of his tri- j umphant election, with a united and determined party actively supporting him, we cannot harbor the slightest apprehension. For Assembly the Convention nom inated, on the first ballot, our former worthy and efficient members, 110n5..1. I*. GEMIART, of Bellefontc, and \V. A. MURRAY, of Harris township. While a number of other excellent gentlemen were named and supported by their numerous friends for the Ix-gislature, we incline to the opiniou that the Con vention acted wisely iu re-nominating the old members. In their past ser vices they were intelligent and zealous in the discharge of every duty de manded of them, nnd the experience of one session will fit them to lie still more useful to those they represent. In a house in which many were faithless they were ever found among the faith ful, and no inducements of private gain could ever tempt them from the path of honor and rectitude. The four million steal had no allurements in it to lead them astray, as it had for so many of their fellow-members, and to their great honor it can be said that they resisted to the uttermost that iniquity at every stage of the effort to force it through the House. The next session will he one of great importance. The state will be re-apportioned into (tongressional, legislative and Judi cial districts, and there will also be an election for United Htates Senator. It ia therefore a matter of great moment to the people of Centre county that they be represented by men of exper ience, whose influence will be felt in legislation that so directly affects their interests and associations, and it is for these reasons that we think it was work wisely done to re-nominate Mr. Gephart and Mr. Murray. They de serve and should receive the full BELI.EKONTE, l'A., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1880. i support of the party and wo earnestly | nsk that there he no halting or hesita i tiou in giving it to thein. For District Attorney, our energetic young friend, WILLIAM C. HEINLE < Esq., had no opposition in the Conven : lion and was nominated by acclamation ,— a well merited compliment. Mr. J Heinle is a rising young member of | the bar, has reached his present posi > tion iu life by his own unuided efforts, ' and is peculiarly deserviugof support. He has been a faithful worker for the Democratic party, will prove a strong candidate and has the ability, integri ty and legal experience to make a first ! class officer. Of his election by a large majority there is no doubt. For County Surveyor, the Conven tion placed iu nomination that excel lent citizen of Unionville, Mr. SAMUEL But'< a; ER, a civil engineer and practical surveyor of ability ami experience. ( A bettor selection could not have been made and his election will be certain. The last work of the Convention ; was to elect a Chairman of the Countv - i j( om nut tee for the year beginning j January next, nnd the honor fell to our contemporary, Hon. I'. GRAY MEEK, of the l>emocr<itic Watchman. While wc are frank to snv that our personal preferences were for another man, we yield a ready acqui- j | escencc in the choice of the Convention, ami are prepared to do so the more ; willingly and cheerfully from a know I- ; edge of the fact that Mr Meek pos j senses in a high degree all the qualifi ! cations necessary lor the position. He has ability, energy, a thorough knowl edge of the politics of the county and great experience in jxxlitieal man agement, and for these reasons, if for no other, the wisdom that dictated his selection should not now IK* called in question. He is an active and ad rot i' manager, and under his leadership the party should accomplish more than j on I i nary results. We believe his elec tion was a proffer of conciliation to elements in the party in this county that heretofore have been in conflict, ami as such we accept it. The <IIS|M j si tion of the Democracy everywhere is | to heal dissensions, to harmonize dif ! fcrcnoes, ami by cordial ami unaffect ed unity to close up the ranks and present a solid front to the common foe ; and any movement or action cal culated to aid in the accomplishment of a purpose so laudable and so much to IK* desired, should be met in the kind, fraternal spirit with which it is tendered. We will conclude this review of the proceedings of the convention with an earnest appeal to the party not to weaken or falter iu the good work that has been under way in the county ever since the nominations of Hancock ; and English were announced to the people of the United Htates. In our local contest, the National and State tickets are supplemented by the name* of gentlemen that should command the entire support of the party, and wc hope that organization nnd zealous effort will continue until the polls close on the 2d day of Novcmlier, when we will all rejoice together in the grandest victory ever achieved by a political party iu the history of elections. ALL HAIL, MAINE PI.AISTKD'H F.LECTION CONCEDED MY THE RKI'CLLL.ICANH. After coquetting with fraud for several days, the Itepuhlican leaders of Maine are compelled to count the vote* in the Pine Tree State a* they were cast, and as a result General I'laisted is elected by a handsome plurality. The Republicans in Centre county and elsewhere who were so ready to believe that Blaine would no manipulate the vote as to defeat the will of the majority can now reflect in leisure over the omnipotence of the people when they are once fully aroused. Knowing that Plaisted was elected the people were determined that he should enjoy the fruits of his victory, and before this just resolve " Tabulators " and " Tubulating " ' could Dot prevail. General I'laisted, J fresh from the fray and flushed with j • success, will soon be heard upon the stump in Indiana, pleading us he did 1 in his native State for concentrated actiou against debauched Rcpubli-! eanism. Now England Morality. I (''anything is uecdcd to show the I state of utter debauchery to which a long period of Republican ascendency lias reduced the New England portion of the I nion, it can be found in the pictures which Blaine ami ('handler j draw of the political moruls that at present exist iu their resjiectivc states of Maine ami New Hampshire. No sooner did Blaine come to a realiziug sens*- of the disastrous defeat which j lie ami his party experienced in the j j late Maine election, than he nuist run to the telegraph office to convey the -ud wws to Garfield and at the same time explain in some manner the ' ; causes that led to his uuexpected and i humiliating discomfiture. His dis patch is a model that even that solemn ami adroit hypocrite, Pecksniff, might I have imitated without, the least dis | credit to his powers in the same line, j Mr. Blaine says: "Our canvass was | "very accurately taken, ami it showed I "on Wednesday last a total vote for " Itavis of over 7fi,uf>o, which assumed "a majority of <>,ooo Rt minimum. " In four days preceeding the election "we lost over 3,000 votes." Indeed!, I over .'J.OtRt vote* in four days! And i how, pray? Why, "hv means well "known to the managers of the Na "tional Democratic campaign commit- ' " tee, and w liich do not call for further "specification from mo." Oh no, Mr. uo further s|>ecification* are necessary ; hut still, "the total cost is "variously estimated at $?< r >,ooo to !"$100,(MH), and the money all came "from beyoud the State," and "such ' scenes were never before witnessed in i " Maine." It is a well known fact that Illnine went into the late campaign in i his State amply provided with money for all purpose*, good and had, to which it could be put. It was the boast of the Republicans that he was supplied with a large fund by the Re publican National Committee and that he had persuaded a number of rapi. talist-s in New York nnd Boston to augment the party contribution by private subscriptions ; and it is also known that throughout the rnnva.ss his ! agents were traversing every city, every town, every nook and corner of the State amply prepared to buy , every corruptible vote that could be found. And yet, with an audacity that was never snrpassed, when he finds himself beaten at the polls, he turns upon his own people and pro claims to the world the astounding fact that they are a corrupt and pur chasable lot of cattle. The condition of political morals, according to the irrepressible William E. Chandler, appears to lie no lietter in New Hampshire. The cry of that stalwart champion, as soon as the startling news of the Maine defeat reached hint was money, money to keep the Granite State secure in the Republican fold. He at once rushed to Boston to meet Chairmnn Jewell and frankly laid the situation before him, exclaiming "give me cash, give me cash, or New Hampshire wilt fol low in the footsteps of Maine." To show that this is no overdrawn sketch read the following extract from the account of the interview that took place between the two gentlemen as detailed by the Boston correspondent of the New York Herald : "Mr. Chandler said the Granite State was all right for the Itepuhlican* If thcr had plenty of money. It was a well known fact that there are about twelve thousand purchasable votes In the Htate, and that their owners bring them inte town election day Just a* they would a load of hay or a load of corn for sale. The Democrat* will have plenty of money and they will save a large portion of theee doubtful votes from going for Uarfleld. The discussion to-day was very spirited, and Mr. Chandler Insisted thet the com mittee help him to carry the Granite State; Uicro WD* need of it, and the money and effort expended there wo ild not be wasted. Others of the New Hampshire delegation seconded his appeal." 1 The State in nil right, says Mr. ! Chandler, with plenty of money, but it holds 12,000 purchu.sul.de voters und they must be secured, or the wicked Democrats will get them, and then i good bye to all our fond hoj>eN. Thus have Republican methods de- | lmuched at least two of the New Eng- j land States, if the words of the lead ! ig men of the party in each of them are to lie regarded as the truth. These disgraceful revelations afford fix*! for ! ' serious thought, and should teach good 1 people everywhere a stem lesson of j j duty they owe to themselves and their country. A party with leaders who thus boldly and defiantly flaunt their own shame and the shame of those ; i they represent In-fore the public should receive a rebuke that will IK- heeded for all time to come. Turn them out! State Conventions. Three State conventions—two of im | porta nee, one of utter insignificance — were held last week. The Massachusetts Republicans met and renominated Gov. Long, together with the present incumbent* of the 1 other State offices, with one exception. The Republican party, it would seem, I ought to carry the Bay State this fall, ! hut after Maine nothing is certain in I New England. The Democrats have a strong ticket in the field, which will jxill Butler's vote of l*7!l, with the addition of that of several thousand j Democrats who did themselves the violence to vote for Mr. Adams, Jr., and Governor Ix>ng last November. : Massachusetts will have to be consid ! crcd a doubtful Slate. The .New Hampshire Democrats nominated Hon. Frauk Jones for Gov ernor. Mr. Jones will be elected. Maine settled the November result in the Granite State. Hayes' majority in 1*715 was 3,IKK). Gov. Head's in I*7G, 391. This will he overcome not only for Jones, hut for Hancock. The Missouri Republicans indulged j in the harmless amusement of setting up a ticket to IK* knocked down bv the Oo.lMlu Democratic majority which the Stale will give in November. Fraud Rebuked and tho Bloody- Shirt Discounted. Maine baisuccumbed to the resistless current of popular protest against the frauds of 1*76, now sweeping the coun try. and Blaine falls helpless and dis abled. The usual method of doctor ing returns to suit emergencies, was not available in this case. The peo ple had left but little margin for such operations, and the npproaehing I'res idential election having rendered it dangerous, it was discreet not to chal lenge the overwhelming defeat in No vember which wns certain to follow the counting out of Plaisted, the Gov ernor elect. His election is therefore conceded, and the Republican party of Maine under the personal leader ship of Senator Blaine, the Plumed Kuight of the party, after the most vigorous efforts, with unlimited finan cial means to hold his party intact, is compelled to accept a disastrous and crushing defeat. This result, at least, places Maine among the doubt ful State*, with chances largely in fa vor of Hancock, and it will require all the time aud attention of Mr. Blaine from now until the 2d of November to save a respectable remnant of his par ty. As it uow stands, Maine gives no hope to the DeGolyer candidate for President. TIIK brazen effrontery of the Re publican party to ask another lease of power in the face of it* record of fraud, by which a man not elected by the people, is now occupying the Pres idential chair —this, too, with a candi date notoriously prominent in the per petration of this, the most gigantic cheat known in the history of nations aud guilty of other shameless delinquen cies—is past comprehension. Such as surance will deserve tho rebuke it is to get from the people on the 2d of Nov ember by tho election of that soldier statesman of stainless character and undoubted patriotism, Winfield Scott Hancock. TERMS: pfr Annum, in Advance. ADDITIONAL LOCALS. On AN i > DEMOCRATIC RALLY IX Gaton TowEHiiir—' TOßCH LIOHT PKOCIMIOI AXI> SI'KE" II EH AT PKXX IIAU OH TIIURBIiAY EVIMIXO, KKI'TKMIIKK 10.—The Demo cruU of oI.J Gregg had a grand time on last Thursday evening. They had just heard the news from Maine and thia fired their enthusiasm and brought them out in great numbers. A large torchlight pro cuaaion was formed at the club house in .Spring Mills, which marched through that ; thriving village and thence to the place of ; meeting at Perm Halt. It was the inten tion to hold the meeting in the schaol house, hut the size of the crowd precluded that, and it wa organized in front of Major Fisher's store. Here Daniel C'rum rine called the large assemblage to order when he introduced Geo. R. iiarrett, Jr., j K*<p, who held the close attention of the j crowd as he reviewed the record of the two | presidential candidates and discussed tbo | logical results of the Republican defeat in j Maine. At the conclusion of his remarks i the chairman introduced W. C. Heinle, i Esq., who made one of bis characteristi cally acceptable speeches. The Milibeim ! and Farmers Mills cornel bands in connec lion with a drum corps furnished tbe music. There was much enthusiasm and good feeling manifested and Gregg town j ship may be safely counted upon to do her : whole duty in November. After giving i three rousing cheers for Hancock ana | English the large crowd dispersed. BANNER PIIE'ENTATIOX —THE HAX | CSM-K LEOIO* TUE RECIPIENT*. The j Court House was crowJed to suffocation on last Friday evening, the 17th instant, on j the occasion of tbe presentation to the Hancock Legion of the beautiful banner procured for them by the Democratic i ladies of Bellefodtc. Tbe legion formed on High street at 8 o'clock, one hundred ! and fifty strong, and once more challengid ! the admiration of all beholders as hand ; someiv uniformed and with blazing torch es they marched, with the precision and regularity of truined soldiers, to the Court ! House. Here they were joined by the Hancock Legion of Milesburg with fifty j men In line. The Court room at this time presented A striking and brilliant pictures The bar was packed with tbe fair ladies of Ballefonte whose elegant and altrartivo toilets softened the severe outlines of class -1 ic justice by which they were surrounded. | It was with difficulty that room could bo j made for the two clubs, so great was the | crush, and it was some minutes before J order was sufficiently restored to enable j Chairman Spangler to indicate the pro gramme of the evening. This he did in a : few choice words and introduced Senator C. T. Alexander, who had been selected j by the fair donors of the banner to present i it to th brave young champions of tbo ' Superb Soldier. The Senator made a felic i itous speech which was received with noisy manifestations of approval, and when be turned to the banner which occupied a prominent position in tbe rear of tbe bench and formally handed it over to the I/egion on behalf of tbe Democratic ladies the court room rang with cheer upon cheer as countless white caps went up into the air. After music by tbe Beiiefonte band J. W. Oephart, Esq., attired in the uni form of the legion, came to the front, and in a few eloquent remarks accepted the beautiful emblem of the ladies' admiration and esteem on behalf of tbe Ijegion. Mr. Gephart was exceedingly happy and hia speech excited much enthusiasm. It con tained many brilliant witticisms upon Re publican national and local politics, pre senting the recent transactions of our ital wart brethren in a most ridiculous light, and drew forth loud applause. As he con cluded the vsst audience broke into cheer upon cheer for General Hancock, whose handsome portrait elegantly framed ap propriately rested upon the breast of the figure of justice above the liench. The meeting now adjourned and tbe cluha re formed and made a street parade. They paid their respects to Maj. W. F. Remolds, lion. A. G. Curtin, P. Gray Meek, Maj. K. H. Forster, Miss Marv frephart, Mrs. W. F. Rober and Miss Jennie Dare. They then repaired to their club house and dispersed. It was a happy occasion through out and the Legion are justly proud of tbe magnificent banner which will hereaftar grace the head of their column. The ban ner Is made of silk, with heavy gold fringe end tassels, surmounted by a large gold eagle. The front It blue with iba words "Hancock Legion, Beiiefonte, Pa in broused letters. The reverse side ta white with the words "Preeented bv the ladies of Beiiefonte, Pa.," in gold. 'This elegant affair is said to have cost fSO. It ia exceeding beautiful and ft highly prized by the recipients. —Major William Reynold* haa repealed his generosity of a few weeks ago by volun teering to pay the bill for fifty mora uai forms for the Hancock Legion, making ia , all one hundred uniforma for which the liberal Major haa aatumed the payment. The Legion promisee to be abundantly provided with suitable emblems, as we bear that the Democratic young ladies of the town are preparing to present them with another han dsomefiag. NO. :vx