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£l)c Centre Democrat,
SHUGERT \ FOKSTKIt, Editor*. VOL. 3. ®fce Crutit grwottal. Ttrai 11.50 per Annum, in Advnnoe 3. T. SHUOEHT and R H. FORSTER. Editor*. Thursday Morning, April 28, 1881. SENATOR CAMERON it is said id not pleased with the appointment of post master at Bethlehem, Pa., and will probably claim the courtesy of the Senate to have the appointee rejected. Don. had another fellow to whom he had promised the oilicc, but it appears he was not the President's man. Gov. HOYT has vetoed the Xorris mandamus bill which conferred juris diction against State officers in the Courts of Common Pleas of the Com monwealth. The principal objection of the Governor seems to be the facili ty it provides for summouiug the Ex ecutive and heads of departments to remote District Courts, rendering it necessary for their defence to convey the records of the State away from the Capitol, where they properly belong, at times when their absence might be detrimental to the public interests. THE Senatorial hucksters at Wash ington who have obstructed the public business, and for seven weeks refused to hold executive sessions to which they were invited every day by the Democratic members, now show signs of weakening. The President has now mustered sufficient courage, through his fears, to protest and demand action on his appointments, and for the pur pose, it is believed a Republican cau cus will Ire held this week, at which they will agree to break the dead-lock so far as to permit some of the press ing appointments to Ire acted upon. SEVERAL of the late election offi cers in Philadelphia were last week, on their owu confusion, sentenced to imprisonment for making fraudulent returns. There arc a large number of scoundrels yet awaiting their turn, and it will rcqnire aetive work of the courts and of the committee of one hundred to reach any considerable por tion of then) before the election. There has not been an houcst election in Phil adelpha for many years, and the lux ury of even one tolerably fair election and honest count would be a novelty sufficiently great to immortalize the committee of one hundred and create a sensation that would dwarf the great earthquake at Scio. A CONVENTION of the Democrats heretofore acting with the lie-adjusters of Virginia is called to meet at Alex andria on the Pith of May, for the purpose of consulting as to the best means to pursue in the coming State election to defeat the Mahoue-Repub lican combination. It is not at all smooth sailing in the Old Dominion with the contracting parties, and it is now getting doubtful whether either side of the contract will lie able to de liver the goods for which they have bartered their honor. Indeed the in dependent Republicans of that State show little less disgust than the Dem ocrats, and Mahonc and Riddlebergcr supplemented by the persuasive elo queuce of Don Cameron, may have some difficulty in gathering up a res pectable fragment of the transferred chattels, to fill the bill of sale. A MILLIONAIRE IN COURT! A ver dict has been obtained in the Marine Court of New York against Cornelius Vauderbilt in favor of Edward Mills for the sum of $08.25. The plaiutiff testified that iu August, 1854, he was owner of a steamer called the Yankee Blade—that Cora. Vanderbelt and his son Cornelius were invited to attend an excursion—that Cornelius appeared with a party of ladies, and having for gotten his pocket book, borrowed 825, which he needed to take his lady friends home in carriages and treat them to ice cream. If Cornelius should ever again need a small sum to enable him to play the gallant, the above judg ment will admouish him that favors CCr'"*r w ' bovM not lv> Our Don. Is not the Washington Pout just a trifle too hard upon our Dun? Itead I what it says: "Ifit be true that Don Cameron is in the habit of attending the sessions of the Senate, day after day, in a state of intoxication, some thing should be done to prevent him from thus exhibiting himself. If it be true that he has a fashion of keep ing a brace of loaded revolvers within easy reach when engaged in delmte on the floor, the sergeant-at arms should hold himself in readiness to prevent anv serious consequences. If it be I true that he is accustomed to conduct I himself in a most disorderly manner while within the precincts of the Sen i ate chamber, the "courtesy of the Sen ate" should be invoked to restrain j him. Don Cameron is not an inter* i esting figure in the arena of American ; statesmanship, and, as a general pro position, the country is not disposed ] to hear with him to any groat degree, lie sits in the Senate the product of the most thoroughly disreputable po- I litical "machine" in the land, and the special representative of the political reprobate—now grown gray and von* erahle—who founded that "machine" and who happ.ms to be his father, lie is, all in all, a wiry, slimy politi •♦m • M | eian, possessed of an order of intclli , gence no higher than that appertain- I ing to the brute creation and devoid of even a suggestion of statesmanship. | Such a man, so unfortunately placi d, ■ should he content to keep quiet hitn i self aud be left alone hv others. If ! the discretion which would In- relied I uj>on to prompt such a feeling ha- 1 I lieeu denied him, along with the oth<r | beneficent qualities of which he is lacking, by nature, it should be en grafted into his disordered system by artificial processes. The I idled .States Senate cannot allow Don Cameron to insult its members. He is in every respect too contemptible a person to he allowed any of those ex'ra-pnrlia i mcntary indulgences, for which'whis kev and a fondness for rare firearms ! 0 arc alleged a- excuses, lie niul be represses!; if not on the complaint of Mr. Ilill, a Democrat, then on the complaint of Mr. Dawes, a Republi ! can.' CONKLINU, it is believed, last week gaiued some votes from the Democra tic side for the rejection of Judge Robertson. This is said to be brought about by the intemperate speeches of Frye and other special friends of the 1 adrninistrmti m in their unfair and un candid as-aults upou the Southern peo ple. The Southern Senators have rea son to be much incensed, and it could scarcely IK; expected that after such demonstrations of bitterness and malignity on the part of the admiuis Cation party, that they would feel like antagonizing the New York Senator in his fight for supremacy with Gar field's Premier, particularly when the question of Senatorial courtesy is in the balance. It is true, they have only a choice between 'evils at beat. One set is about as offensive and un fair as the other in their treatment of the Southern Democracy, and could with great propriety lie severely let alone to fight their battles of faction, as they best could. THE death of (ten. Joseph Lane Is aunounecd as having lately occurred at his home in Oregon. Gen. Lane, although a man of limited education, possessed a strong mind with great force of character. He was a native of North Carolina, but resided many years in Indiana, in which Slate he served in the legislature for more thnn twenty years. He was a Brigadier General and brave soldier in the Mexi can war, and subsequently served as Governor of Oregon, member of Con gress and of the United States Senate. As a man of brave convictions, Gen. Lane never faltered in his adherence to the Democratic faith. He was the caudidate for Vice President on the Breckenridge ticket in 1801, which time ho has been in retirement. "EYRAL ANI> EXACT JCBTICE TO AM, MEN, OT WHATEVER HTATE OK I'KKMI! ASIOK, HKI.IOIOUH OK I>OL!TICAL." BKLLKKONTK, I'A., THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 1881. The Judicial Apportionment. Our amiable contemporary, the cdl , tor of the Democratic M'utehman, BietUß , to he considerably troubled in mind i about the judicial apportionment bill : reported some day* ago by the Senate ! Committee for the uction of the legix ; luture. That this is the ease iN very evident from the tenor of an editorial article which appeared in the columns of that journal last week. From the article to which we refer AVC make the following extract: j " I lie 111-AV judicial apportionment bill, us reported by ihe Senate Commit i tee, is not such an one as will meet the approval of lljc people or deserve coui i mendation j * • \v,. take for instance the counties running through | the centre of the State, beginning with Potter on the north and including Klk, i . ameron. ' linton. Centre, Union, Sny der, Miffim, Huntingdon, Juniata, Perry and Dauphin. Those ure made into five district, with six judges." Ihe editor, himself once a member of the legislature Avith large experi ence in the manipulation of things, admit- the difficulties that legislators have to contend with iu making fair apportionment*, hut at the same time charges that "any one can see ; that no effort to do justice to the tax payer* has lean made in apportioning the counties referred to." The astute editor would have made an entirely iffereut arrangement of the counties. See how nicely he would haA'e done it. "Ivct ('outre and Huntingdon be made a district, and Mifflin which is now pro|>osed to be joined to Centre, be put Avitli I nion, Snyder and Juniata iu Judge Ilucher's district; attach IVrry 1 to Dauphin and let Pearson and Jun | kin do the business of these Court*. ; This would save an additional law judge in Dauphin and the consequent expense of $-*>,ftftft a year to the jieoplc of the State." We quote thus largely from the H'aichmtin in order to show more clear ly the fa'facy of the writer'* reasoning, his lack of knowledge of the subject about which lie writes, or bis evident purpose to be a mere fault-finder. We find upon the apportionment commit tee of the Senate the name.* of such able, influential, just and reputable IVmocratic Senator* as Alexander, Ilall.Wolverton.Schnatterly, (ochruri and Beidclman, and we deem it n cru el, a gratuitous and an unwarrantable assumption for a Democratic new-spa jx-r to assert that Democratic leaders like tbc gentlemen named would act in their representative capacity upon any public question with "no effort to do justice to the taxpayers" of the State. In order to show the power of the legislature over this subject let u* see w hat the requirement* of the Consti tution are. We quote from Sec. 5, of Art. 5, which reads as follow*: "Whenever a county shall contain forty thousand inhabitants it that/ con stitute a separate judicial district, and shall elect one judge learned in Ihe law; and the General Assembly shall pro vide for additional judges, as the busi ness of tlio said district* may require. Counties containing a population less i than is sufficient to constitute separate districts shall be formed into convenient single districts, or, if necessary, may be attached to contiguous district* as the General Assembly may provide. The office of associate judge, not learned in the law, is abolished in counties form ing separate districts." The first proposition contained in this section of the Constitution is that bounties containing forty thousand in habitant* thall constitute separate judi i cial district*. This provision of the fundamental law of the State i* man datory; from it there i* no escape, and it must IXJ believed that in the pro posed apportionment the mandate ha* been scrupulously followed. The sec ond proposition is that counties contain ing leas than forty thousand inhabi tants shall be formed into convenient single districts nnd this hrt* been done by the committee, a* we understand, without tbc increase of a single judge in any of the counties containing lea* than forty thousand inhabitants, and it is only fair to presume that the convenient single districts formed out of the counties containing less than forty thousand inhabitants are the best that could be made. The Watchman is di*po*ed to com plain because Judge Mayer'* district i comprised, as it says, of the four coun ties of ('liiHon, Cameron, Klk and Potter, the other districts should be made larger and thus MIVC one judge. He would accomplish this purpose hv attaching IVrry to Dauphin. Iu the first place, he i* in error iu saving that Potter is in Judge Mayer's district, ' which is numbered Hie 2Tth. Potter i* in the -Ith district along with Tioga. In the secoud place, lie i* in error in saying that ly attaching Perry to i Dauphin one judge AVould In- saved, | the fact being that there are noAv two . judges, Pearson, of Dauphin, and j Jiinkin, of Perry, in those counties. How, therefore, would he save one | judge by attaching the two in one district ? Dauphin, containing over forty thousand inhabitants, rr.u-t IK* a separate district, and to attach Perrv, which contains Iw than forty th<>u. -aud would simply he to <li.-franchi*c the people of IVrry, and give them no choice iu the election of a judge. Dauphin, with its large prep>ud<ruiicc j of population, would elect both judge-, . and even tin; editor of the Bu/cAwuiit will scarcely say that that Avould be right. But the editi>r of the IFoV/mion , would unite Huntingdon and Centre in a <1 i-strict. Nobody desire* tin* but himself, and it must be strongly sus pected that he can have only a sinis ter purpose in making the proposition. Does he want to place Centre in a Republican or in a close pdilieal dis trict ? or i. he laying a-ide his much vaunted Dcmoera y tor the purp.<•*- ; of arranging matters for the deft .it of J some particular |ier*on whom lie does not like? Or i his purp.se simply to , find fault with Senator Alexander ; while gazing with wishful eve- at the , seat now occupied by that gentleman, iu the State Smate? S> lar a* we | can uudcrstaud the .uerift of this rub , ject, ive regard ibis jr>j •-•-•! nppir i lion meat a- fair a* any that can Le i made, and we do not doubt that our j representatives will v..; iu favor of j its passage. ♦ | THE terrible .Njumcru outrage re- J ceutly detailed by Dawes, of Massa chusetts, in the Smate, and which so i electrified that Maid IXHIV of state— j men, has collapsed. Mr. Dawes lo j catcd tlie outrage iu Mi—i—ippi, and i claimed that nue of his constituents, j who had gone to that State to reside, was the owner of a cotton mill—that i he was ostracised, hi* property de stroyed, and coni|ie!lcd to fly the coun try for safety. All this because be was a Yankee and a Republican, j The charge was gravely made by a j Senator of the I uited Slates iu hi* ■ place, aud the Southern Senators in* j *isted that Mr. Dawes should name the victim, which he declined to do; i but after some days' reflection, under the flat charge of falsehood, lie now I comes to the front with the outrage amended, staling that it occurred in Louisiana—that the cotton mill A*a* a , cotton-gin, and that the name of the j man is Charles Heath. It now ap pears that the Massachusetts Senator was about as fortunate in one case as the other in operating his outrage mill, a* the fact is well established that while the cotton gin of the real value of 81,4U0 was destroyed, the act of A-andalism was the result of the villainy; of Mr. Dawes' victim to ob tain the insuranco money, nnfounting to 84,000. The fact 1s established be | yond question, aud yet honorable Sen- j ntors will pick up such stuff a* this j and detail it lo the country through the medium of the public record* iu order to obtain a mean political nd vantage by discrediting a brave and honorable people who excite their jealousy or envy. Such littleness is unworthy the Senate, if not of ihe great State of Massachusetts. IT is said that Mo*eby, of gorilla fame, i to conic home to lead the Vir ginia Republicans this fall. Mahone it seems, id not accepted, then ? The Yorktown Centennial. We agree; with the Doylestown Dem oerat, in proposing that Pennsylvania should do something for the Yorktown Centennial next October. "The Is> gislatore should not neglert the mat ter. Our State should be there offici ally; and one or more of our Ix-st reg iment* should go down to join in the grand military pugeant. This will taki- a little money, and the legisla ture should not hesitate to appropriate it. The occasion will he one of signi* ficant patriotic impirt, and it will he a disgrace if Pennsylvania, one of the original Thirteen, within which the Declaration of Independence was writ ten am) declared, and where the Con stitution v,as formed, i- not fitly repre sented. Connecticut, New Jersey, and ; other States, have already made ap propriations. A few thou-and ih>llars w ill cover the cxpcn.-c. I Viiu-vivania i-hould lie represented in a manner which comports with her honor, aud dignity, and io*iliou in the Union." A bill has been reported favorably in the Senate appropriating 81ft,000 in aid of the Yorktown Centennial. There should he no doubt about its filial pa-sage. WILLIAM M. GKIEK, of Luzerne county, the Pennsylvania delegate to the Chicago Convention who nomina ted and supported Garfield through out, ha- received hi- reward. IF- has Is < n appointed Third A- i-tant IV-t --master General. He is said to IK* a careful, eutujietent buiiiu-- man, and \ii!l have charge of the finance- of the I Vpartmcul. lie will no doubt IK* con firmed, provided tl> • Republican-It • pudiatioti traders allow aa executive session to be held. TAMMANY II A t.t. is still under the sway of Jobu Kwlh-y. At the election of Sachem and officers of the Tamma ny S K-icty la-t week in NCAV York, the kel ley ticket AVU* elected lx* a ma jority of fifty out of a vote of seven hundred and eleven. The margin is too small to encourage trading this year, and the demand for Ixi*.* power AA ill doubtless languish accordingly. THE tide of foreign immigration to our country this year bids fair largely to exceed iu volume any that lias pre ceded it. The season has only fairly 'opened and the number of arrivals are Ix-yond any precedent. < >uc day last week nearly seven thousand landed at New \ ork, mostly from Germany. GENERAL NEWS. Reuben Hoover, the eldest brother of the lad who shot his sister near .Sun bury, a few weeks ago, has become hopelessly inssne in consequence of their terrible affliction. The post-office at I'ittston was enter ed nl an early hour on Tuesday morn ing by burglar*, who broke iqien the safe and roLbed it of a sin ill amount of money, postage stamps and register ed letter*. Terrible forest fire* are raging in Sus sex county, N. .f., just across the river from Mtlford, Pa., illuminating the sur rounding country and doing much dam age. Very large fires are reported in the bck township* of Pike county, doing considerable damage to lumber and bark. Several Ksstonians, representing the fire and public property committees of that city, will visit Newark, N. to day, to inspect two new huildings lately erected in that city for the fire depart ment. The committee* hope to profit by a look at the Newark building* be fore the erection of the new building* for the F.iston Fire Department, In th" House at llarrisburg, on Tue* day, a humorous communication aa* read, signed by P. T. lUrnutn, stating that on the ground of the survival of the fittest, two circuses ought not toe*. I hibit in the name place on the sauie day, and that therefore the House , should promptly adjourn and attend "Kvrnum's greatest show on earth." <ne of the wonders of Mexico, and rierhap* the world,' is the great Iron Mountain in the immediste ricinitv of lhirango, in the State of Durango. The Iron Mountain hi nearly two mile* in length and one mile wide, nd TOU feet high. Above the surface, uncovered and in eight, it show* about 2ftO,K) ton* of tiure ore, ready to be shoveled or rolled, without any cost of mining, into the furnace to he erected at it* base. Much of ilii* ore range* from seventy to ninety per cent., and tome is carried directly to the forge. It works very kindly, and cavity assume* the form of steel. IKKMS: $1..0 |HT Annum, iu Adtuiice. Admiral Far ru got. WAXIIIXCTON, If, G\, April 21K81. Washington (rave ol it* bent to day to add whatever of grandeur it could to the dedication of the monument to Hear Admiral Farragut. The celebra tion w* that of the nation'* capital. The municipality long ago added its ► tone to the multitude that commemo rate* the late war by the city'* rnonu | tnent to Abraham Lincoln, at the City j Hall. In all other similar celebration* I the local community ha* mingled mere ly aa part of the great American people j dwelling eloer under the shadow of the 1 Capitol, and called *o often to a>ait in ■ the dernoßHtrgtions of thia character I that it* need i developing in the ar rangements of pageantry, and ha* erea | ted a variety of organizations capable* | of adding to the picturesque splendor that ought to mark *ucb occasion*. At the sun rise gun thi* morning from the arsenal barracks each flag staff in I the city iand they are hundreda of , them) was crowned with the ensign • which Karragut carried to victory amid perils by land and aea. There was hol j iday at the District office), and the anti cipation of a closing-up at noon gave ; many of the employes at the executive | departments much extra work in pull ing out and comparing their watches with the clock*. l'.y 10 o'clock the military companies* were at the armories, and before 11 were en route for the west front of the Capitol or the*ireet near by, where the several division* formed and awaited the time to f ill into line. The District oi Columbia troops formed on Four arid a half street, with the right resting in 1 front of the District building. Before ■lining the procession the line pa>sed in view before tbe commissioner* of tb<- District, giving the marching salute. The President,cabinet, Mrs. 1 arragut, ; with Mi*. Garfield and friend*, with tb* diplomatic corps, n*r tabled at the Kxecutive Mansion, and a* soon a* the head of the line turned Fifteenth street proceeded in carriage* to the monu ment. The regular arruy officers met at army headquarters at 11 o'clock, and headed by lii-n, Sherman, moved to the naval headquarter* and accompanied the naial officers to the monument. The Department of the Potomac, Grand Army of the Republic. .). A, Rawlins in uniform, and Lincoln, M<-ade and other post*, in citizen'* tress, assembled at Grand Army head quarters and moved t • the monument, where they remained until the close of the exercise*. At 1.10 p. a. Secretary Hunt, of the navy, called the assemblage to order, presenting ltev. Arthur Brooks, Mra. 1 arragut s pastor, who offered up a fer vent as well a* patriotic prayer. The unveiling followed. The admiral'* flag was displayed and the several band* beat four ruffles, the tturapet sounding four flourishes. At the moment of un veiling the adm.ral'* salute of IT gun* was fired, the troops presenting arm* at : the first gun and coming to a carry at the fast. Then Secretary Hunt intro duced President Garfield in the follow ing word* : "Isiuiie* nnd 'rcnl/'wsi I have the pleasure to introdiM* to you the President |o( the United Stales, who will accept on tsehalf of the nation ibis statue of our il t lustrums naval hero." ; President Garfield w* greeted with loud applause, and spoke a* fallow* : At>i>Bfc** or ratsiixNT utrttui. "Ffllow CitiirtH: It Is the singular province of art to break down the limita tion* which separate the generations of \ men from ea.-h other and allow those of ;>ast generations to be comrad-s and a*o j < isles of th<s" now living. This capital is silently Ic ing filled up with the brroea of other time*. Men of three wan have , taken their places in silent eloquence as guardians and guards of the nation they | loved so well, and as the years pass on these square* and public places will be ren dered more and inoro populous, more and ■ more eloquent by the presence of dead he ns?* of other days. From ail quarters of the country, from all generations of ita j life, from ail portions of its service, these heroes rotne by the ministry and mystery ' of art to take their places and stand a* (•ertustietil guardians of our nation's glory. To-day we come to hail this hero, who i comes from the sea down from the shrouds of his flagship, wreatb<*l with the smoke nd glory of victory, bringing sixty years of national life and honour, to take bis place a an honored compatriot and per - peturf! guardian of hi* nation's glory. In the name of the nation 1 accept this noble statue, and hi* country wrill guard it a* he guarded hi* country." After the addre** of the President the set orations of the day bv ex Secretary Mavnard and Senator Yoorhee* went delivered and received with gnat favor. Tnt CKVBiMtn rratt x. It was nearly 4 o'clock when the cer emonies were declared to have been concluded tv the lowering of tb admi ral's flag. The President, Mrs, Farra gut.and the officers of the army ami navy who were on the atand, proceeded to tha F.x ecu live Mansion, from which place the procession was reviewed as it passed on its return from the statue. Mrs. Fsrragut heltf quite a reception, many officers paying their respect* to her, as did also their ladies. Mrs. Kar ragut expressed herself to all inquire!* as being exceedingly pleased with the statue, she regarded the likeness as per fect and the general idea of the execu tion in exact accord with her taste and de*ire. Admiral Porter expressed a similar opinion, as did many others of Farragut's naval associates and ftienda. The artist, Vlnnie Ream Hoxte, mod eled the work at her home here, and saw it executed at the navy yard. The statue cost #20,000. The base of the statue a* originally designed has been remodeled since tha statue was erected last B*petnler. NO. 17.