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■SH l T (i HUT & FORSTKR, Editors. ■VOL. 2. itlK (Cmtvf 31rmocr.it. t1.60 per Annum. in Adv.n.a. Bt. SHUGERT and R. H. FORSTER. Editor.. ■Thursday Morning, October 7, 1880. ■ Democratic National Ticket. rOR FRKJIIhENT, ■wmTKI.D SCOTT HANCOCK, of Prini.jrlVMii*. ro or* PtraiDiST, WILI.IAM 11. KNUUBII, of ImUnnn. ELECTORS. K. Mimaghan, IHenry K. Pavl*, ■BvlUinm 11. IMajfonl, George A. Poet, - Mr* in, A Dram >1 lLnton, \. Pur, John P. IJnton, ■■H i M Campbell, John S. Miller, - Pallet!, John i). Saituh, ■BoI m M 'fD t. i nitio M llimer, BBHwan! \V*|.|en, .Unit** A J Buchanan, til r. JiOlN, < hrlatophrr Mntfrr, 2<' Ftllierl, H .Drrt M llibsoii, t - O. M. B|mrrmn, William B Putilap, gpHfrfr'* i J. Martin, Hnrr) W. Wilton, tUringer, Samuel Griffith, H|rs; lit Timor, J R-* Tliotn|*on. Hptn k J. Birmingham, Democratic State Ticket. r>'R 61 PR KM I JUIXII, OKOIMIK A. JKNK9. .if J*lT*ron Count*. rR Am TOR ciisirai, RttltKßT P. DKCHKHT, of Pliltßdrt|.lil. Democratic County Ticket. roR I HRQRRM, ■ linn ANDREW <l. CIKTIX, of C-otr* Count*. rOR AUtMRLT, !ln. J. P. OKPIURT, of B*ll*f..nt*, lion. W. A m iI!tAY, of lUrri-. POR 81-TRI' T ATTORSRT, WILLIAM C. II BIN I.E. of Drill-font*. TOR cni stTt MRVRtroR, f^^^MMttal^JlKtY(lElEjud^l2!t<ui*tll*^^ I IN Ohio anil other parts of the ■West, the Republicans urge the elec- Bjtbni of Garfield on the ground tbat be Hs a Free Trader, while in Pcnusylva fT-ilia he is presented as a Protective j ■ranlf man. The Republicans in the ■West are consistent because they have ■B< n. Garfield's public record to sus- I. tain them. In Pennsylvania they are I. hypocritical and present him as a I'ro- Httctive Tariff inau, in the luce of this Bveo-nl, to deceive the thoughtless and ■fan informed. I THE Supreme Court of the State placed the seal of its coiidetnna- Kon upon the tyranny of Judge Pat- Bjfjtrson for disbarring Messrs. Steinman ■ami Hensel, editors of the I*anca*ter K mdelligeneer ami also Attorneys-at- RLaw, from practicing before the courts ■of Lancaster county. The opinion of ■the court is by Chief Justice Shars- Hrood and concludes with an order ■Reinstating the disbarred attorneys. ■Thus is justice done to these gcntle- Bsien at lost. I The Philadelphia Inquirer haasud- Bd< niy discovered tbat the entire plan ■pi the Republican campaign is a fail- Itri'. ami mournfully and piteously dc- a change of front. The Inquir ■r has beeu one of the most ultra of ftapcrs and its columns for ■bears have teemed with vituperative ■ •landers of the people of the South, gpts bloody shirt has been as ensanguin- Bpd as anybody's and it has not nllow- Bkl successful rivalship iu its teachings ft of hate. Now in this supreme mo- of its party's peril it is compell ■|d to the humiliating acknowledge ■pent that it has persistently been a policy that is obnoxious |Bo many of its readers. We welcome Hshis cry of distress from the Inquirer ■p one of the encouraging signs of the Of course, it has come too Bpte with its olive branch, but therein jßk* a useful lesson. ■ JuDOEKEI.LEY.in his recent speech Kin Philadelphia, accepting the Re ■jkuhlican nomination for Congress in ■bis district, complains that the Cob ■len Club is now expending a large ■fcmount of money in the printing and of free trade phamphlets Bin this country. Well, that is the of the free traders, however ■puinoying it may be to have our own ■peculiar views interfered with from ■jlbrond. But has it occured to Judge Bpvelley and the advocates of protec ■lion that they are doing directly more K|o advance free trade theories than ■could be accomplished by the circu lation of foreign phamphlets by the ■support they give to a member of the Club for President of the ■United States. Garfield's record in proves that he is in full ac- I- cord with the views of bis club. Be Hbonsistent, gentlemen. "KIUAL and KXACT JUSTICK TO ALL MBN, Ot WIIATKVKR STATIC OH PERSUASION, RXI.IOIOUS OK I'Ol.lTl< A1,."-J.ff w ,n Tho Congressional Nomination. The DEMOCRAT of last week had barely time to announce to its readers the result of the deliberations of the Congressional conference which met at Lock Haven on Tuesday, the '2Bth ultimo. In another part of this week's issue will be found a detailed account of the proceedings of the conference. From first to last a spirit of harmony and good feeling prevailed that was highly creditable to all who took part in the deliberations of the con ference. The conferees were of an un usually high order, they being in every case representative men. Though it was evident from the first that the choice of the conference would fall upon Gov. Curtin, yet there was no undue haste shown au<l the merits of all the candidates received thoughtful consid eration. That Andrew G. (.'urtin was named as the nominee for Congress in the 20th Congressional district we con sider a matter for general congratula tion. Never has any man done better or more conscientious work for the Democratic party than Gov. Curtin has performed since 1872. Thoroughly imbued with the principles of the party, and in cordial sympathy with its leaders, he has been u potent and powerful instrument in shaping the sentiment of the country and recalling the people to a sense of the danger of continuing in power a debauched Re publicanism. No man ever doubted the sincerity of Gov. Curtin's Democ racy save for a purpose, and while those who were impugning his fealty to the party and taxing their ener gies to defeat its candidates, Gov. Curtin was carrying the standard of Democracy from the Delaware to Erie and doing yeoman service for the Democratic State ticket. The people judged between Gov. Curtin's calumniators and bis own acts, and de cided tbat he was a much better Dem ocrat than those who called his sin cerity into question. The Congres sional conference was not troubled by doubts upon that subject. They rec ognized the magnificent services of Gov. Curtin to the party and they de termined to rebuke that spirit of petty spite and malice which had marked him for its own. As soon ns the nomi nation had becu made Gov. Curtin ap peared before the conference and in an exceedingly happy speech accepted the honor. In the course of his remarks he said that he bad told General Han cock iu 188 that if he received the Democratic nomination for President then he would support him, that he is in entire sympathy with the Demo, cratic party and its policy and believes its accession to jiewcr necessary for the prosperity and good of the coun try. His speech throughout was ad mirable and at its close he was loudly applauded. Andrew Reed, of Miftiin, then addressed the conference. His speech was able and its sentiments ap propriate, and he made a most excel lent impression. At the conclusion of his remarks he shook hands with Governor Curtin and pledged his best efforts for the success of the nomina tion. J. K. P. Hall, of Elk, also enme before the conference and in a speech, that from its earnestness and eloquence carried conviction with it, assured Gov. Curtin that little Elk would do her whole duty. The most kindly feeling prevailed and there were mutual congratulations over the auspicious result reached by the con ference. With the earnestness with which Gov. Curtin will lie supported in all portions of the district, and the entire harmony which now prevails, coupled with the good work the Gov ernor will himself do, his majority in the district is only a matter of thou sands IT is announced that the Presiden tial party, now running a hippodrome on the Pacific, will not return to Washington before the 7th of Novem ber. Who cares? The party is only a fraud at best, and it matters little in what part of i'ncle Ham's domain it demonstrates. BELUEFONTE, I*A., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1880. Indiana and Ohio Before the uext issue of the DEMO CHAT reaches its readers the solution of the problem in the October States will have been reached, and the decks cleared for the final aud decisive battle of November. There can bo no two opinions us to the effect of the result in the great commonwealths of Indi ana ami Ohio on the 12th of October, upon the verdict in November. If Indiana shall vote for the Democratic candidate for Governor by a decided majority and Ohio trembles iu the balance and is saved to Republican ism by a no greater majority than that given their October candidates in 1870, there will be no exhaustive struggle iu November. Such a result will be accepted by all as virtually de ciding the contest and thereafter it will be a mere matter as to Iluucock's majority in the Electoral College. Should Indiana, however, record her verdict forjudge Porter, the Repub lican candidate for Governor, and should Ohio endorse her Presidential i aspirant by a vote tbat goes up high into the thousands, then the struggle for supremacy iu November will be the most desperate of modern |>olitical battles. The final success of the I >em ocracy by no means bangs upon the slender thread of success in the Octo ber States. General Hancock can i>e easily elected without the votes of either Indianu or Ohio, aud should the result in these States be adverse to his cause in October he will lock horns with his opponents in a death grapple for the great Atlantic States of New York, New Jersey and Con necticut. While it is needless to deny that defeat in Indiana would be a seri ous cTieck to the grand onward move ment of the Democratic hosts, yet it would not he necessarily fatal. It is otherwise with our opponents. Should they suffer defeat iu Indiana and bare ly escape it in Ohio, General Garfield would have an equal opportunity of becoming King of Rulgnria a of reaching the Presidency of the Unit ed States. Republican leaders under stand this and have staked their all upon the throw of a single die iu In diana. The managers of the Indiana canvass upon behalf of the Republi can candidates are the most astute and able in that party, and they command exhaustions resources. Impressed by the conviction that the Hoosier State must be wrenched from her Democrat ic moorings in order that debauched Republicanism shall remain in j>os scasion of all the vast power and pa tronage of the Federal Government, the Republican leaders have thrown themselves into the breach and are fighting with the desperation which is born of despair. The mighty bank ing and corporate interests of the country, the special pet* and benefi ciaries of Republican power, are pour ing vast sums of money into every avenue of corruption and are endeav oring to buy a further lease of official favor. All the potent machinery of the Federal Government is brought into play and the sovereign people of Indiana are confronted at every point with the humiliating supervision of Federal officials, looking dispassion ately over the whole field the strug gle appears to be a roost unequal one. What with the lavish use of money, the importation of thousands of ne groes and the army of office holders in tho thickest of the fight, it would seem as if the gallant Democracy of Indiana could not prevail against the cohorts of power and patronage. But notwithstanding the great odds Indi ana will vote for the Democratic State ticket in October. Hendricks aud McDonald and Voorhecs and English arc everywhere in this battle, and where they lead the people understand they can follow with honor. There can be no question as to Indiana being a Democratic Htate upon a fair poll of the vote, and this year with the un exampled popularity of Hancock to aid them the brave Democracy of In diaua will render a verdict of so de cisive a character us to confound the enemies of constitutional government In Ohio the Republican leaders are alarmed ami panic stricken although it is difficult to divine the cause. The Democratic canvfss there has been quietly ami noiselessly conducted by congressional districts ami there bits been 110 special effort put forth by the State committee, but for some reason or other, the Republican leaders have beaten the long roll and hoisted the signal of distress. The greatest dan ger to the Republican ticket appears from their own statements to I*3 the apathy and indifference of the people to the success of Garfield, and in sonic localities actual hostility to him. The latter is especially the case in Gar field's own congressional district and here the greatest efforts have been put forth within the last few days. Conk ling, New York's imprimis Senator, flanked by Grant and I*)gan, has been calling the wayward R< publicans of the \\ estern Reserve from their re membrance of Garfield's shortcomings as a Congressman. Blaine's fog horn is faintly heard through the mist of fusion plurality in Maine and Carl Schorr. is making speeches in German for a night. If the Republican State ticket is not saved by all these appliance* the reverse will be a seri ous one indeed. Altogether the pros pects of the frieuds of good govern ment and peace between the sections are more than flattering. If all the ign;of the times do not fail we will mingle our congratulations with those of thie numerous readers of the DKM o< ajar neat week over a splendid Dem ocraflc triumph in Indiana and a prascal sut-4-em in Ohio. 1 Tho Mysterious Number. 1878. J. A. G.— MR. KVARTK, in his sjiceeh in New N ork last week, said, "Four yenr* hence the jtcople will think the Mine of (lor field os they think of If'iyrn now." This is not claiming much for Mr. Garfield. It is true his reputation is badly dam aged by his party friends, who charged him with swearing falsely to cover his transactions in the Credit Mobilier business—that his greed allowed him to take the De Golycr bribe of and cnuse the Treasury to be swin dled to the amount of millions. It is nlso true that be took a prominent part in making up the false returns of Ijouisiana, and then got himself placed on the 7 to 8 electoral commission to prevent the exposure of these returns, and insure the success of the fraud he and his associates then prpotrated. All these dark transactions, as well as others that might be mentioned, mnke a record not to be envied by an lu.nmt man. Rut for Mr. Cvarts to claim that it requires four years to raise Mr. Garfield to the standard of the fraud ulent incumbent of a stolen office—to the level of an unmitigated fraud, whom no party defends, is cruel, and presents a hopeless prospect indeed for penitence. THE nomination of Gov. Curtin for Congress completes the ticket o be voted by the Democrats of (Centre county on the second day of Novem ber. This ticket —National State and County—is composed throughout of material of which the Democratic party may well be proud. There is not a name upon it, from the peerless soldier who stands at its head for the exalted honor of the Presidency of the United States, down to the excellent citizen named for Giunty Surveyor, that should not command the cordial and zealous support of every Demo cratic voter in the county. To work, then, Democrats 1 From the present hour until the election polls close bo active and untiring in your efforts! Organize in your boroughs, your town ship and your school districts 1 See that every Democratic voter gets to the polls on election day ! The tide is running in our favor, and with proper efforts on our part it will not l>e stayed. I>et us all do our duty, and after the election we will rejoice to gether over a glorious victory ! ♦ IT will be well to remember now that the most potent argument ad vanced in favor of the re-election of President Grant in 1872, was that a change of administration would un settle values and seriously disarrange the business of the country. Then, as now, the fears of the capitalists i were cunningly played upon, and then, as now, they rushed frantically to the front with lavish contributions of money which was swelled into a vast corruption fund with which to avert the threatened change. And it will certainly not be forgotten that the election of General Grant was closely followed by the most gigantic financial upheaval of which we have any record. The most powerful and most trusted banking institutions in the laud were swept from existence and their fall beggared hundreds of thousands of the very capitalists who clnmored roost loudly against a change. Jav Cooke A* Co., Henry Clews A Co. ami others who were most closely al lied with those in power were the most conspicuous of the bankers whose failure entailed the greatest degree of suffering and distress among the peo ple. All classes and all sections felt the irou hand of this unparalleled calamity, and it is well to remember that Cook and Clews were among the heaviest of the subscribers to the fund which was to be used to prevent a change, and thus insure a further lease of prosperity to the business interests of the country. The lesson taught in 1872 will not be unheeded now ami the demagogues w ho are again endeav oring to frighten timid capitalists will discover that the conservative busi ness men of the country understand that our prosperity exists rather in spite of a Republican administration than from its aid. PENSIONERS, look at this! Repub lican politicians pretend to be the es pecial friends of soldiers and pension ers. Many of you have lately received the arrearages of which you had been deprived by the five years limita tion. It required a long struggle to bring about the repeal of the limita tion that thus kept you out of your rights. I'pon this question where did James A.Garfield stand? Upon the 20th of January, 1872, this same Jas. A. Garfield who is now the Republi can candidate for President made a speech in Congress against the passage of the arrearage bill in which he op posed the interests of soldiers and slandered the pensioners in the follow ing words: "Now shall we. by one stroke of the pen, by one act that it took us but a minute to pass, make our pension laws, and all pensions under those laws, revert back to the period when the injury was received, and at a single blow add more than thirty two million dollars to the expenses o( this govern ment without any investigation at all?" • * * "The man who gets up a thoroughly rotten case, would, when he started out to lie, do so strongly and unscrupulously, and hence his papers would be prepared in the most com plete and convincing manner." Now who is the soldier's friend? Ponder, soldiers, nud remember Han cock. HENRY WARIJ BEECHES and Bob Ingersoll on the stump iu Indiana for Garfield. This is a strong team prop erly yoked—one the infidel of religion, the other the infidel of matrimony, When Bob repeats the question "What shall I do to be saved ?" Henry Ward will answer, "See Elizabeth and vote for Garfield." TIIK Solid South is speaking in very solid terms of npproval in favor of Geo. Hancock's recently expressed views on the subject of Southern claims. His views at this time only trouble Republican politicians. They are entirely satisfactory to the De mocracy. Fourteen thousand persons are now employed on th Pennsylvania rail road. TERMS: $1.50 |K*r Annum, in Advance. HAH FIKLD. i Fron tli* N*w York Hun. When atalnnrt nainUi with fright grew dumb, A A nut hia fatal thrust* wot borne, Who rataid the ImA to ki—>his thumb ' T a Garfield. Who aald, nay, awore on M/ml hook, Unbrlbed vaa he, jet tribe he took ? W ho ll-d, who hraaeoed while h- *h<.k * Why OirfkHd, In eril lay when Forte wa lord. And toola w*re to ahaje the fraud. Who Blood w reedy at the word, A* Garfield Pwe|t on with Tltne'a rernor*|e• flow. Chained t> their crime, theae namea *lull g<.; Wella, Chandler, Aliunde J#*- And Garfield. I Au evil rer-ord un forgot, From hwd t/ heel le-amirclmd with hlol. And now a candidal*, h< H v-n wot ? Yea, Garfield ! A word with you, the peatllent rout Of lothjing thieve# wh, irhitti and lout, fraud* high and low ; fltep down and iit With Garfield ADDITIONAL LOCALS. Mr. Linn Harris ha* been at homo for tho two week* purt Ho f|mrt( a cano and h nobby hat. —A Bishop street girl wishes she was a boy because she would like to wear aome "f tho handsome clothing on display at the Philadelphia Branch. —The new boardwalk between the res idence* of Mr. Pontius and (ien. Beaver, on ( urtin street, is a vast improvement, s it completes a continuous walk between Allegheny and Spring street*. —Secretary W. ¥. Boeder inform* us that the agricultural exhibit at the fair this year is vastly superior to any ever before made in this county. No person in the county should mis* seeing it. Mr. Thomas Shaughensy, a young man employed in Cridcr's box factory wan <juito severely cut in the face by a board on Tuesday afternoon. The saw at which he was engaged came in contact with a knot, when the board was pre. jected upward, the sharp edge striking him in the face. —The Democrat is under obligation* to Mr. Joe. 8. Merryman, of Hillside Farm, Taylor township, for a p>air of beautiful apple*. We cannot class them, but ther are magnificent specimens of fruit, and if they are ordinary sample* of what Mr. Merryman can do in the way of fruit culture we incline to the opinion that he might bear off any prixc offered at a county fair. —When you come to the fair call at Lyon A Co.' and see the largest and finest stock of overcoats that can be found out side of Philadelphia. We have them at s2. ?*. and $3.75. We have brown beaver overcoats at $5.26 and sfi.6o. You can't boat them anywhere else at $7.50 and SB. \N e have the finest blue and black beaver overcoat*. We have a reversible overcoat, two sides to wear out. or two coaU in one. We have the best chinchilla overcoats at S<VOO you ever saw ; they are worth $8 to $lO. We can show you over $1 ,HOO worth of overcoats. Lrow & Co. A M ran Kkpiblhak Trick.—We have been informed that a party of despi cable miscreants at Clintondale stole the handsome American flag suspended across the street at that place by the Democrats previous to their mass meeting of last Saturday. This is the meanest trick of the campaign that we have yet heard o? in this section of the Slate, and the low bred scoundrels who were guilty of it should be kicked out of decent society whenever they are discovered. —A report, current in some parts of the county since the meeting of the Demo crstic County Convention and calculated to do groat wrong and injustice to Mr. B. F. Hunter, of Benner township, is prompt ly snd emphatically denied in a card from that gentleman, which appears below. With people who know Mr. Hunter it was scarcely necessary to go to the trouble of publicly denying a story of that kind. His position in the Democratic partv is £• H" "•J'b'isjied by years of active, faithful work in its bebalt for any one to cast a doubt upon hit fidelity at this late day: Banana Towxamr, Oct. &, 1880. Kdito r* Cents* Democrat: ft ham Uu>lr come to my knowledge that a report was circulating in different parts of the oountv stating that 1 was an independent candi date for Assembly against the regular nominee of the Democratic party. I take Ibis method to inform my friends through out the oountv that I am not a Democrat of thst class, but will, according to my an nouncement, abide by the decision of the Democratic County Convention. Mv first vote was cast for Franklin Pierce an 4 ever since that time I have been laboring for the success or Democracy and have lent my enure support to the Democratic ticket, and will continue to do so til! the end. Before closing I will embrace this opportunity to render my sincere thanks to numerous friends throughout the county for their cordial support during my lata campaign. lam mpectAilly, etc., B F. Heats*, NO. 11.