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SHUOKHT A FOKSTKK, Editors. VOL. 3. (Crntw gtraocrai Terms 81.50 per Annum, in Advunoc, 8. T. SHUCERT and R. H. FORSTER, Editors. Thursday Morning, August 11, 1881. Democratic County Ticket. ASSOC IAT E JUDGES, JOHN G. LA HI M KK, of Spring, JOHN K. KUNKBL, of Potter. PROTUOMOTARY, J. CALVIN HAKPKR, of Bellofonte. SHERIFF, THOMAS J. DUNK KL, of Kuih. R ROISTER, JAMES A. McCLAIN, of Hoggs. RICORDER, FRANK E. BIBLE, of Spring. TREASURER, DANIEL C. KELLER, of Potter. COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, A. J GREIBT, of Unionville, JOHN WOLF, of Miles. COUNTY AUDITORS, JOHN S. PROUDFOOT. of Mileaburg, F. P. MUSSEIt, of Millhoim. Tho Ticket. The nieetiug of the Democratic County Convention this year, for the purpose of placing in nomination a ticket to he supported at the Novem ber election, attracted considerably more interest than is usually given to this annual gathering of the represen tatives of the party. The ticket to le nominated comprised nearly all the county offices. The candidates were numerous, and all had zealous and de vftted friends to support their claims. After a canvass of unusual activity, in which all made earnest, though as we are glad to believe, only honorable ef forts to achieve success, it is creditable to the party to realize that the results of the meeting on Tuesday have left merely slight traces of bitterness lie hind, and that there will be so few sores and heart-burnings to heal. It is our duty this week to place the j ticket at the head of our columns, and it will be our pleasure to accord to it until the election is held in November ; next our hearty and unqualified sup port. We do not believe that the con vention has placed before the people i of the county a single name that is not entitled to the favor and confidence of 1 every member of the party, and we trust that there will be no hesitation or unwillingness to promptly east aside all feelings of chagrin and dis appointment that may liuger behind expectations unrealized, and that for the time being cannot lie gratified. It is not our purpose to say that the ticket is the best that could have been made. That might lie construed into a reflection upon all the unsuccessful candidates before the convention —ami we know that among them are many most excellent, respectable and de serving citizens who would have done credit to the party and commanded general respect had they been placed in nomination —but we do say that in our estimation the names presented by the convention deserve approval and I support. Beginning with the head of the ticket, we have for the position of Associate Judges J. Gibson Larimer, of Spring township, and John K. j Bunkle, of Potter township, both most reputable, deserving and intelli gent citizens. Gibson Larimer is no stranger to the people of the county. He belongs to an old Democratic fam ily that has never wavered in the faith. Every one knows him for a kind, go' nial and wholehearted man. His col league, Mr. Bunkle, is an intelligent and successful farmer, a man of high character and popular with all classes of people. We do not doubt that both will come out of the contest with sweeping majorities. For Prothonotary, of course there could be no opposition to the re-nomi nation of Mr. J. C. Harper, the pres ent obliging, popular and efficient in cumbent of that office. Mr. Harper has filled this place during the past three years so well and so acceptably that he will receive a large vote out side of hi* party, and will undoubted •N* •*< i J m m, mtri "KyUAL AND KX ACT J t'KTII'K TO A LI. MEN, OK WHATEVER STATE OR I'KKKUAHION, RELIOIOUH OR POLlTlCAL."—Jsfl'rson ly prove a tower of strength to the general ticket. For the important oflico of Sheriff j there was an animated nnd determined contest among tho numerous aspirants for the position. Success finally came to Thomas J. Dunkle, of Bush town ship. Mr. Dunkle is a young man who has made himself by untiring eu ergy, and hard work. He deserves encouragement and success and un doubtedly the good people of Centre county will accord him both. Ho is well qualified to he sheriff and will make a competent and popular offi cer. For Register, James A. McC'l&in, of Boggs township, was the successful candidate. The office of Register is one of great importance, and in all I Centre county a more comjieteiit per i son to perform the duties that will fall UJMIII him could not have been select ed than Mr. MeClain. He is a young man of high character, a first class clerk, a rapid and accurate accountant, with superior business training and habits—in short has every quality to fit him for the position to which the I people will elect him, and they will never have cause to regret their choice. For Recorder the convention has given us an excellent selection in Mr. Frank E. Bible, of Spring township. His nomination by acclamation was n tribute to his modest worth that was well merited. Though still a young man he has been an active Democratic f worker. He is well qualified for the ( position and will be a popular candi- 1 date. f Daniel C. Keller, of Potter town- f ship, was the successful candidate for 1 County Treasurer, lie is a man of f excellent character nnd standing, and s will he a good cushxljan of the funds n of the county and his nomination was s therefore a highly judicious one. j s For County Commissioners the con- [ vention could not have made a wiser I selection. Every one will concede i that two better men or more compe- j tent citizens for the commissioner's of- I lice than A. J. Driest and John Wolf n cannot lie named within the county, e Both are men of sterling personal f worth, and possets splendid business j qualifications. They will look after r the interests of the county as wisely, r as successfully and as conscientiously e as they do their own business. Under 1 their direction, it is not too much to I say, there will be an exceptionable v able administration of our county af- 1: fairs. o .Judge Proud foot nnd F. P. Musser 1 for County Auditors are good noniina- s tions. They will faithfully scrutinize c the accounts of our officials and per- e form all duties that devolve upon them c with care and fidelity. t These are the candidates for whom t the party will lie expected to vote, t and we close this review of the work T done on last Tuesday by calling upon c all good Democrats to rally actively 11 and earnestly to their support. Close r up the ranks of the party! . Let har- v mony and good will prevail and give B the ticket a full majority in No vein- " [ ber. I BAHNUM offers a large premium for " the custody of Guiteau the assassin. 1 He proposes to put him in a secure ' cage and attach him to his great show. ' No doubt if this novel mode of pun ishment were adopted. Harnum would derive large profits by the exhibition of the now famous stalwart harnioniz er of the Republican party. But if Bnrnum is disappointed in obtaining this novelty for the show, Pennsylva nia can furnish one equally rnre in a Republican Henator who declined the office of State Treasurer. George V. Lawrence would be a drawing card if exhibited in New York or Philadel phia. Du. TAKKF.H, not to be beat by the buck-eye faster, who recently exhibited at Chicago in a forty-five day's starve, now proposes a fast of three months. ' He stipulates only for lightning food, ' bv having hia quarters liberally " charged with electricity. ( BELLEFONTK, PA., THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 1881. Virginia Domocrats in Council. In another column of the DKMO ' CRAT will he found the proceedings of the late Democratic State ('onvention of Virginia, and the declaration of principles adopted by that body. The Democracy of the whole Union will find ample ground for congratulation in the action of their brethren of the Old Dominion. The dark sombre clouds which for a while obscured the political horizon in Virginia, have been chased away by the manly and courageous attitude assumed by the constitutional party of the State tlint is proudly known as the "Mother of Presidents," The angry head of fac tion was raised in vain. The corrupt coalition was futile. The disgraceful barter of public patronage for the mip|>ort of a hybrid organization fuil ed of its purpose. Malione, the spawn of the worst element of party politics, has been rebuked in a most signal manner. The line of battle has been clearly defined by the honest Democ racy of our sister commonwealth, and the result ha* been plnced beyond the pale of doubt. Virginia, remembering her illustrious history and recalling the memory of her devoted sons, has placed herself upon record in so un mistakable a manner as to leave no rx)!ii for conjecture as to the result of the forthcoming election. Honesty, and a faithful nnd conscientious per formance of every obligation is the corner stone of her political edifice. Her Democracy unawed by the ag gressive position of the repudiation party, composed of the personnl fol lowers of Mahotic ami the hungry of fice seekers who hover upon the out skirts of jK>wer give to her jx-oplc an admirable declaration of principles and a ticket that i absolutely unas sailable. The convention was com posed of the foremost men in the State. There was an entire nWnee of the usual element which ordinarily eoni jxise political conventions. Property holders, men conversant with public affairs and who are profoundly interest ed in the maintainance of the plighted faith of the State and her material pros perity, made the nominations and for mulated the platform. It was generally recognized that Virginia was about to enter upon a c ritical (KTUMI of her history, '■• he ha- everything at stake. It is the spoilsman who threateus her with disgrace and reprobation. Ma hone at the head of political Hessians of Ix.th parties is aiming a deadly blow at her integrity and seeks to ob scure her fair fame with the black cloud of avowed dishonesty. In this endeavor he is sustained by the great er portion of the Republican press of the country, and has the passive if not the active support of the Admiui-trn lion. Mah one's intentions are so trans parent that even the wayfaring man can not mistake them. He plays upon the ignorance of the colored man and deludes the credulous white with the stale story of low taxes and a fair ballot. The conservative Dem ocratic party of Virginia, fully and fairly meets all the pregnnnt issues advanced by the Kepublican-repudia tionist. The platform distinctly de clares for the free school system and extends its advantages to children without regard to color. And indeed tho representatives of the Democratic |>arty of Virginia need not have blaz oned this resolution to the world. Their past record upon this impirtant question made an official declaration unnecessary. Upon the question of a free ballot and a fair count there is no mistaking tho voice of the conven tion. Mr. Malione,"nic too" Mitchell and Senator Cameron could not have made a more emphatic and explicit demand for the sanctity of the ballot than is given by tho houeat Democrats of Virginia. The convention fittingly closed its labor* by nominating Hon. John W. Daniel, for Governor, James Barbour, for Lieutenant Governor, and P. W. MoKinney, for Attorney General. Mr. Daniel, who will carry the banner of honesty and political probity in tho coming contest, is in every way worthy of the distinction bestowed upon him. He is a brillant orator, a fine lawyer and above and beyond all, un honorable man who en joys the respect and confidence of his fellow citizens. His colleagues upon the ticket ure strong men and are taken from localities in the .State which will insure their election. We send our greetings to the noble Dem ocracy of Virginia and bid them < iod speed in the brave and hopeful battle they arc making for tho principles of our grand old party. - MAYOR KINO, of Philadelphia, lias appointed four colored men in the p<>- liee force of that city. This is a new departure, nnd proves that the Mayor did not pledge lightly before the elec tion when he said he would not be IHUIIKI by party or colored lines in the appointments of jxilicctnen. The Re publicans have held the government of the city for many years by the col ored vote, which formed its majority, and vet in no instance have they giv en an appointment to a colored voter. It was left to the Democratic Mayor of the metropolitan city of our great State to practically carry into effect the provisions of the civil rights bill which made all citizens equal before the laws. In the near future the peo ple of this country, whether white or black, will recognize the fact that the Democratic party is the constitutional party of the country, nnd the men who worship at tho altar of its faith and are elevated to responsible jxisf tions, will not forget that the first duty is to administer the law as they find it ii|xiii the statute book*. This is a cardinal priuciple of Democratic orthodoxy, and it takes Jeffersonian Democrats of the stamp of Mayor King to illustrate it. It is not there fore marvelous, that the full recogni tion of colored citizenship—this first precedent of their political equality in Philadelphia, should emanate from a Democratic official. THE question of prohibition was submitted to the people of North Car olina last week, and was defeated by a very large majority. The whites were divided, and the negro vote was given solid against it. The question was submitted to the people on a bill passed by the legislature la*t winter providing a fine of not less than |I,(HK) and imprisonment to any j>erson who would manufacture spirituous liquor, or who would buy or sell it, cither directly or indirectly, except on the prescription of a physician. It ap |xiirs the Democrats |Missed the bill. The Republicans and the negroes op posed it, and on that issue went into the contest with the result a" stated. Krorrixo leak* in still progressing. It is reported from the Post Office De partment that the net reduction in stAr routo and steamboat mail services •luring the month of duly amounted to sdl4,l><il, and that the total amount of savings by reduction* ami discon tinuances siuce the 4th of March is 81 ,•'1*4,442. The annual cost of mail ( pouches and bag* which is over £1.00,1)00 with $40,000 for repairs is believed to lx> excessive, and is also l>eing overhauled, so far at least as to throw the Canadian govern ment upon its own resource* instead of drawing supplies of pouches and hag* at the expense of the United States Treasury. Tiik condition of the President for a few days past assumed alarming symptoms, and it was found necessary to make another iucision to facilitate the discharge of puss from the wound. The operation was successfully per formed by I)r. Agnew, since which lime the distinguished patient is mucft relieved, and renewed hopes are in spired that be may continue steadily to improve. No attempt has been made to extract the ball, and it is re ported that none will be made uutil the necessities of the case require iu Tin: Democrats of the Bedford and I Somerset District have nominated the Hon. William J. Baer,an accomplish-1 1 ed and popular lawyer of Somerset, as the Democratic candidate for Judge. ■ | His opjKiucnt i- that unmitigated dem agogue and trickster, John Cessna of j . Bedford, whom it would l>e disgrace- i ful to elect, even if lie has the neecs- • sary legal ability to preside over a re spec table court of justice. John (Jess- \ na a judge ! Tho very idea is degrad- I iug to tho judiciary. THK sulwcri prion to Mr. Field's fund for Mrs. (iarfield has reached to uear- j j ly 11(10,000. GENERAL NEWS. It takes a coach snd four to drag j Sarah Bernhardt through Scotland. It must he a terribly rough country. Horatio Seymour ha* written to Seere | tary Blaine suggesting thai an invita tion similar to that to the French La fayette* he extended to tho German jSteuben- to visit Ynrktown. It is a | thoughtful and appropriate suggestion. Senator Ben 11. Hill, of Georgia, has j pone to one of tho Virginia Springs. He is reported to ho getting along well si nee tho operation ujxjn his tongue. •ml can talk with very slight impedi ! merit. George Algesoheim. of Washington county, Oregon, shot hi* daughter a few • lays ago m a lit of pus-ion, indicting a painful though not dangerous wound. He then fled to the woods and coniuut j ted suicide. Mr. Orville Grant, brother of ox Bros ident Grunt, and who for -ome time pat ha- been an inmate of the State Asylum for the lnano at Morris I'lsins, died on Sunday. His remains were taken to Klizaheth for interment. ; Specials from Charleston, snd Lincoln, j 111., report the appearance of a strange malady affecting the eyesight of cow-, ajid resulting in blindineiM. Stockmen ' di-sgree a.* to the cause of the disease, ! which i spreading rapidly and cAusing j consternation among owners. I Ije opening of the !>cnver and Rio Grande Railroad to I'urango, in South western Colorado, an celebrated.'there |on Friday. The extension juaVftniahed I i* two hundred miles long, •■tanning at I Alamosa, on the Bio GramMptver, and j terminating in thi <t PV .' The verdict of t V iU .,V'-l court martial will "'.sde, ü bli<J until it has h.-en F, thi-i're-n .lent and Gencr * in : \ry in nouncement , ih-re fore merely a surmise. In a heavy -torrn at Rochester. X. Y.." OR Saturday, hail stone- of the average size of marhle* fell. Fight quarts of , stones were gathered from a canvas* six feet square. Some were picked up measuring from three to four and one half inches in circumference. Too much work and too little food i have thrown a Baltimore girl into a strange condition of hy-tena and epi- I lepay. I'uring several weeks she has j lain unconscious of her surroundings. ; but fancying that ahe sees her dear! t parents, to whom she talks rapturously. Ihe wealthie-t Georgia negro, Henry : I odd. gained his stsrt toward fortune by owning slaves. He was onee a slave himself, and his freedom was given to bint by his master; but he quickly over came any scruples which he may have entertained, and. at the outbreak of the war. owned twenty men. The friction of the machinery set fire to the Lake Krie and Western Railroad Company's elevator one mile from Fre mont Ohio, on last Thursday evening, . and it was entirely destrovd. The ele vator wa valued at f|S.(*K). Higl.ee A Co., lose 8-.IS.UtK) worth of grAin ; partial j ly insured. <'n last Friday a bov named Henry Mets had Ins head cut oft' on the track of the IMaware and Hudson Canal Com ! panv's railroad, lie was gathering coal cinders and was warned off by the ap proaching locomotive. In a spirit of mischief he attempted to cross the track, hut wa* knocked down, the j wheels passing over his neck. A gentleman in Bottsford. Oa„ has | perfected a machine in which he he iievea he has discovered perpetual mo tion. For a long time he has refused to talk about it, hut of late he has shown hi machine to only two gentle men. It has heen running now contin uously for five years next April, with out a stop or breakage, lie expects to j apply for a patent. Yennor any# we niir expect a great change in the weather about the lime the now comet i* in ita perihelion, when it will tie aleo neareat the earth. Thia will occur on the 20th of the preacnt month. 1 hiring the time from the 15th to the 2thh of the preeent month, in stead of being hurned up aa we might expect, he aaya we ahall he nearly froten by froaU and atrong. cold northerly wind*. I>r. Tanner, the faater, now an Erie county phyaician, ia making arrange ment* with I>r. Oreen IWn, of the I'nilel State* Medical College, New York, for a faat of three month# (nine ty five daya), to be held at New York aa toon aa the arrangement# can be completed. All the detail# and watch ing are to be provided by New York phyaiciana. He atipulate# only that muat be highly charged with 1 I F.H.MS: #!..0 JUT Annum, in Advance. electricity, and fays lie ran accomplish the feat. In Florida the value per acre of clear ed land is $9.48, arid of timbered land $.'103. In Louisiana cleared land i* i worth $14.36, and timber land $3.53. In Texas cleared land i* worth ?8.9, ; and timbered $4. In Arkansas cleared j land is valuer) at $11."8, and timber led land at $3.58. In Oregon cleared j land ia worth $21.71, and timbered I $1.50. Hot in Nebraska cleared land ia j worth s>.B2, and timbered $25.85 per j acre. ! Mrs. Kane, widow of I'r. Kane, the | Arctic explorer and one of the Fox sialers, noted for their "Rochester knocking*" of twenty-five year* ago, ia among the medium* of the Lake i'lea*- ant Spiritualist camp meeting. She produces the rap* quite a* mysteriously as ever, and declare* that they have followed her constantly since child hood. She doe* ' spiritual writing," too rapidly filling a slate with message* in which all the letter* are upside down. The up* and down* of life are well illustrated in the case of the late Or ville Grant. When hi* brother Ulysses left the regular artnv with apparently a very dark future before him, it was Or ville. then a rich man, who took him in charge. In the Chicago fire Orvillelost his all, and that affected hi* reason. For year* before hi* confinement in an insane asylum he traded upon the repu tation of In* famous brother. When ail were children Orville was regarded a* the flower of the Grant family. The Census Bureau ha* issue.) a pre liminary statement containing statistics of the anthracite industry in Pennsyl vania during the census year beginning •luiie. 1879, and ending June 1. IR.SO, which show* that the number of work ing collieries has increased during the pat ten year- from 225 to 273, or 21: per cent. The average horsepower UM-d ha, however, increased from 21 ti to 375. or 7.7 6 per cent. The average ntiralisr of hands ha* increased from 235 to 250, or only fi.4 per cent., while t tie average product p.-r colliery ha* in- • creased from 69.321) tons to 100,488 ton#, a gain of 45 per cent, A compar ison of the census returns of 188 D and I*7o show* that the output has in creased from 13,596.257 ton* to 27,433.- 329 tons, or 11,837,072 tons, a gain of 75.9 per cent., while the gross value ha* increased only 5.25 jier cent. But the vslue of the product of 1870 was reck oned in paj>er dollar*. The apparent ♦ fall of the average price per ton is from | $2.49 to 147, or $1.02, about 41 per cent. I considerably more than the change of ! stan-lard would account for. The total j capital, real and personal, invested is reported as aggregating $150,161,196. in I*7o the total amount invested was but $50,807,285. which shows an increase in favor of 18811 of 195 per cent. Joseph Miller, aged 74. residing in Ointon township, Lycoming county, 'died srddMily on Saturday. July 30, and was buried the next day. AS he was insured in one of the Selinsgrove cooperative companies, his son Samuel holding a s2,of>o |olacy. suspicion was arouse*!, tho body disinterred and an inquest held. The verdict was "death by poison administered bv >amuel Mil ler, son of tho deceased." A warrant was precurred rnd Miller was arrested on Saturday. He was taken to Wil liamsport and locked up. protesting innocence. He state* that hi* father had used arsenic as a medicine on a physician* prescription, but Goroner Kve* say* the post mortem revealed some other kind of poison, and that the evidence adduced wa* that the prisoner always prepared the medicine before it wa* administered by hi* moth er. There wa* no doubt in the minds of the jury a* to Joseph Miller having died from poisoning, and that the pois oning was not done with arsenic; also, that Samuel was the only person who handled it f>efore it war administered by the mother. Miller will not have a bearing until after an analysis of the stomach of the alleged murdered man ha* been made, which may not be done before tho end of this week. Lightning Stroke* from a Hear Sky. WiLatatuaaa, August 6.—Thi* after noon, while the sky was almost cloud less, and veveral hour* before any thun der was heard, a single stroke of light ning occurred at Ashley, a suburb of thi* city. Cora l>earboru, 4 year* old, w** standing beside an open window, when a loud, sharp rejort wa* heard, and the child was stricken down by lightning. Her hair was singed, her head blistered, anil her face and hand* were somewhat burned ; but it i be lieved that she will survive the severe shock which she sustained, t'nA*i.s*mx. S. C., August 6.—A letter to the AViei an f Owrier from the western part of Darlington county, thi* State, give* an account of a terrible and ex traordinaty casualty from lightning. On Thursday afternoon a group of twenty men, all white road bands, were standing close to the house of J. 11. Clyburn. near llartsville. when a single stroke of lightning killed four and wounded ten of the number. Five of the wounded men are desperately hurt, and may die. There wa* no storm at the time, though heavy rain fell shortly afterward. iNqt'inißS as to the prosperity o( negro farmers in Louisiana were sent to all parts of the Btate by the New Orleans Ptettyvnt, and the replies show clearly that "it is within the reasonable ambi lion of any healthy colored roan now to own land and to eatabliah himself ia an independent?*. NO. :v>.