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VOL. 4. She Cento democrat. Tumi 51.50 por Annum.ln Advance. 8. T SHUGERT & J. R. VAN ORMtR, Editors. Thursday Morning, May 18, 1882. CONTEST ENDED BY DEATH! James O. Smith, the contestant for the seat of Representative Sheeley of the Fourth Alabama district, died in Washington on Friday last of pneumonia after a short illness. TIIF. Supreme Court of the United States have sustained the proceedings of the Court Marshal in the case of Sergeant Mason for shooting at (lui teau. The President anil cabinet are considering the propriety of granting a pardon. GEN. BEAVER iu his speech declared that he had but "little political ex perience." That is true. But jhat "little experience" got him the "30t> medal, and an order of the machine ho?s for his nomination for Governor. II is experience will proliahly be greater before next December. THE Pittsburgh court house has i been destroyed by lire. By great ex ertion, most of the records and archives and law library were saved. The building originally cost $200,000, and many thousands have siuce been ex pended on improvements. Insurance j $ .">> >,OOO. THE HON. HOWARD M'PHEKSON has beeu retired by the stalwarts from the Secretaryship of the Republican . Congressional Campaign Committee. D. B. Henderson, of lowa, is his sue- j cessor. Don hits hard when he strikes n foemait of the ring. Edward has felt it before. THE Dauphin county court last week wrecked the death-rattle amis ance companies at a fearful rate, hav iug revoked one hundred and thirty five of their charters. The days of speculative insurance iu Pennsylvania are ended, and aged deerepids may now hope to die in peace when called for. THE committee on appropriations have reported the annual hill for peu sious. The aggregate amount appro priated by the bill is 8100,000,000, being the exact amount recommended iu the estimates submitted to Congress. The appropriations for the same pur pose for the current fiscal year was $50,000,000, and it is estimated that a further appropriation of 820,000,000 will be ncces-ary to complete the ser vice for that period. TnE following Democratic ticket arranged and handed us by a promi nent and live Democrat of Bellefonte, so fully commends itself to our own views of fitness and excellence, in the ability of the men named and the pu rity of their records, that we adopt it as our "slate" for the consideration of the Democratic Convention. For Governor — JOHN TRUNK EY. For LieuL Governor —Gen. W. H. 11. DAVIS. For Supremo Judge— JAMES R. LUDLOW. For Sec't of Internal Affairs—J. SIMPSON AFRICA. For Congressman-at-large— JAMES 11. HOPKINS. With such a ticket Democracy can •weep the state, and triumph in the knowledge of giving to it a pure and honest administration in all its de partments. THE river and harbor appropria tion bill is completed in committee, and will be reported at an early day. It appropriates about $15,000,000, of which $4,500,000 is for improvement of the Mississippi river; about $5,000,- 000 for the improvement of the Dela ware river and its harbors in Pennsyl vania, Delaware and New Jersey. Of the Pennsylvania rivers, Schuylkill river gets $25,000; Allegheny river gets $150,000; the Susquehanna river $15,000, and the Susquehanna above and below Havre de Grace $25,000. Nothing for Kiskimiuitas, Harry White sot present. SENATOR MITCHELL steps boldly to the front and declares his purpose to oppose tho election of the machine Republican ticket just placed iu nomination. In an interview the other day. Mr. Mitchell said : "It is not inen that the independents arc couteudiug for —it is principle. 'I he ticket is as strong a Cameron ticket as could he selected. I do not particu larly object to the men. The inde pendents in Pennsylvania are not making war ui>on persons. They have not oven claimed the right to initiate* ; nominations ; they asked only that 1 men whose antecedents ami character would make sure the suppression of machine methods, bossisin and the spoils system in Pennsylvania, should be selected. They demanded thai ■ works shall be added to the profession j ! of faith to which the stalwarts' commit- j tee said amen at the lato conference. For bread they are given a stone. ! Their declaration of principles was ! laughed to scorn in Cameroo's con vention. It was robbed of its practi cal effect, even upon future jmrty control, by eliminating the clause which require* the representation at state conventions to be bawd upon the republican vote of each county. It is also vitally stabbed by leaving the right to vote at primaries to lie ; regulated by county committees at ; their will, when they generally ; have no will but that of the imperial | head of them all." With the exccptiou of Marshall, I the ticket wits selected months aud months ago. Even Mr. Itawle says j Cameron gave him his nomination as a Christmas gift. The gift is one of | genuine quality and intrinsic fitness aud value for its setting, but all self respecting republicans, as well as in dependents, iu Pennsylvania, uiu->t deny tiie "right TfMr. Cameron "Toao lect and make it for them, or they de serve ever IV*r to be |tolilical slaves. Under the feudal system certain clas ses of men were railed villians regard ant. They not only belonged to the j lord of the fee, hut they wore his col lar as a mark of their bondage, and they passed with the land to which they were appurtenant when it was sold. They hail no freedom as men, and no choice even of their masters. For myself, I propose to stand free from such restraint in politics." IT appears that Ex-Treasurer But ler was not present at the Cameron convention last week. He was a can didate for Governor, hut finding that the Boss set-up was final and irrev ocable, had withdrawn his name and being at home on his farm in Chester county, was only apprised at a late date that he had been slated for ( ongressman-at large. On learning the fact he immediately telegraphed the Chester delegation his declination, but they failed to present it and al lowed him to be slaughtered. Mr. Butler's course seems to have been straight forward nnd honorable, and he has good reason to complain in being set up for a place to which he did not aspire and then victimized so ruthlessly. IT is annouueed that Senator Mif. chell and the Hon. Butler B. Strang will be colleagues to represent Tioga county in the Independent Republi can convention, to be held on the 24th of May. The stalwart boss, as one of hit sly movements sought to banish Strang to Dakota as Marshal of that Territory, but he wouldn't stay ban ished. He i* one of the independent able men of the State whom the ma chine bosses cannot handle at pleasure. Ot'tTKAt' TO HANO ! It is announc ed in the Washington papers, that the District Court in banc have come to a conclusion in the case of the assassin. They have determined not to interfere with his voluntary martyrdom in the cause of stalwart supremacy, but allow the sentence of the court below to be carried to a final conclusion on the 30th of June. "COCAI. AND EX ACT JUSTICE TO ALT. MEN, or WHATEVER STATE OK TKKXL'AHION, RKI.IOIOUS OK POLITICAL."—••-•SNCO HELLEFONTK, l'A., THURSDAY, MAY IS, 1882. The Republican Ticket, The Republican Htato Convention met iu Ilarrishurg la.it week and with the usual obedience U> the maiidiiU-H of the machine management, ratified the ticket seleeted bv the Ross in the city of Washington aomo months ago as follows: For Governor —Jauies A. Reaver, of Centre. For Lieut. Governor —William T. Daviea, of Rradford. Ser't of IntermU Affaire —John M. Greer, of Butler. Supreme Judge —W. Henry Rawic, of Philadelphia. Congretftnan nt-lnrge —Thomas M. Marshall, of Pittsburg. The nomination of Marshall was the only break iu the machine pro gram. It was a whirlwind smash at the tail end of the slate upon which was written the name of ex-Treasurer Roller. It was unexpected ami can uot be accounted for only as a thought less unmeaning levity which became serious from its jiervcrsity, and is doubtless a source of dangerous an noyance to the chief boss, who would prefer the devil for Cougreasman-at iarge to Tom Marshall. In another column we publish the speech of Gen. Reaver, with the platform. TIIE platform of the Cameron Con vention which we publish, utrccts to condemn the "use of patronage to pro j mote personal political end." This in ! the face of the fact, that the entire | patronage of the President was placed at the disposal and ucd by Senator Cameron to secure the ratification of the machine ticket selected in Wash ington months before. That "all of fices bestowed within the j>arty shall be on the sole basis of fitness," ami that "competent and faithful officers shall not he removed except for cause," These three pluuks, so foreign to the | >arTy a u00." were of course only introduced and adopted by the bos* convention to dazzle the simple —as a bait to catch gudgeons. They are part of the legacy of the late j>cace conference between the Independent 1 and machine Republicans. In view of the late official changes in Pennsyl vania, and the object aud pur|>ose of them, is it any wonder that they were received by the convention amid bois terous laughter and derision, as a rare joke—an unusual sharp trick to elirit the admiration of those mem bers of the Republican party who liegin to believe that public affairs should be admiuistrred for the public benefit by honest and capable officers —that those ngents as servants of the people should be chosen by the people, and not dictated by a self-constituted boss to sul>serve personal ends iu secur ing personal power arid aggrandise ment. Indeed the whole platform is a striking inconguity comparer! with stalwart methods, both of the present and in the past. BESATOK MITCIIKM.'S back bone seems to bo undergoing a process of strengthening. • It is said he has de cided thnt his future support of the administration in thfe Senate will de pend upon President Arthur's recog nition of him in connection with Federal appointments in Pennsylvania. With abilities incomparably superior to Don Cameron, fully equal to him ill charaeter and position, it has not been creditable to Senator Mitchell that he has allowed himself to hold a subordinate position to the stalwart bora, or to be treated with contempt by the stalwart President. He holds the power in his own hands, and he fails in justice to himself and the peo ple he represents, if be does not exer cise it. Let Mitchell be the man his capabilities warrant him in being, and he need not fear the tricks of Came ron, or a want of respect from bis party or the people of f'ennsylvania. PKHNSYI.VAMA polities this fall will be quite lively, and of aoch variety as to suit all grades of opinion. We •hall have five State tickets in the fiald, Democratic, Republican, Inde pendent Republican, Greenback and Temperance. PARTISAN or personal malice will make nothing out of the attempt to implicate General Beaver in any scan dais connected with tlie management of the State Agricultural Gollcge in Centre countv, unit tins may a* w<-ll be understood first as Isst. General Beaver niiy not know much about farming, and be ninv not know how to preside over the affair* of an agricultural col lege, but no corruption in the twin ig<- mi-nt will bo found ticking to his ting era. We commend lho above timely suggestion of the Philadelphia liford to the foolish persona who hast* oppo sition to Gen. Beaver ou alleged mis management of the Stnte College In-| cated in this county. We are not aware that any mismanagement exist* in that institution or that if* fund- j have ' been misapplied. Inrued w ! know nothing about it, and eare a* little for the personnel of it* adminis tration, and this feeling of indifference ; for anything we know, i* mutually entertained. But wo prefer to await the report of the legislative i oimitt* e having the charges again-t if* matt* agenjerit under consideration, la-fore saying anything particular n th aiuhject. This, how* vcr, we *1 > sav i without hesitation, that while we op pose the election of < i n* ml B< aver to the offirc of Governor of this com monwealth because of th* principle* he avows utid advocates, and the ba-e I political ring he serve* to his *ji- r< oil in a mad ambition for jediti* :il pr - ferment, we have no id* a that hi* | character will sutler reproach iu any | business relation ho bar* to the J community in which In- live- or mi! | college of which h- is a dire* mr. Ihe General ha* political sin* enough to answer for, and now that he has I undertaken to carry tho banner of | the Peutisylvania B->-s ring of < <r ; ruptiouisU ami fraud, it i- not | necessary that he be loaded with , falsehood* in eounectiou with the college. His political connections and bis own |*olilicnl rotteuue-* n* the representative of the duplicity and tyranny of the corrupt cabal whose i obedient servant he now i, are open to jut ami diserved criticism. Apart from these, be is an honorable man iiuda gentleman, and will compare very favorably with those who con demn him in the fare of the undevel oped investigation instituted by the clamor of jealous cranks <*r <li.-appi.u ,ted malignant*. TIIE bill creating a Department of | Agriculture with several bureau at ; tachment*. has passed the House of ! Representative*. Ever since the reor ganization of the agricultural division of the Interior Department, ami dul>- bing it "the department of agricul ture" under old father Newton, each commissioner has been persistent in Congress to be declared a cabinet officer with an official s*-at at the coun cil hoard of the President as a politi ; eal adviser. Bill* for this purpose ! have been introduced and discussed with more or less ridicule for twenty , year* past and defeated. Dr. Loriog, the present commissioner, is no excep tion to the rule, but i* likely to be more successful. It may be in the interest of agriculture that it* official representative lie dignifud, and occupy a commanding position in public esti mation, but just how that great inter est is to be benefitted by dividing the duties of that official with nil other interest* as one of the political family of the President, is about as clear as mud and must remain fur future dem onstration. A VERY large number of applica tions have been made for appointments on the Tariff commission created hy the recent act of Congress, but no ap pointmets have yet been announced. The Pennsylvania delegation have re commended Henry W. Oliver, Jr., of Pittsburgh, an a pnqier person to represent the protective inter est* of this Btate. The commission is to be composed of nine persons, three Senators, three Congressmen and three civilians, each to receive a salary of $5,000 and expenses. They will travel to the different busi ness centre* of the country empowered to subpoena wituoMcs. Washington News. *|w* ll I wf ilia llam.' iiiK I'alrM. WASHINGTON, D. C,, May 10.—Judge K<-lby, Mr. Itandall and several other member* of the ways and means com mittee to 'Jay fuel an informal discus sion on tiie senate funding fill, and de cided to take the matter up for oonsid oration on Thursday next. The ma jority of the committee are Convinced that a three pr-r cent, funding bill should pa** in accordance with the re commendation of the national banks and other financial organization*. Tin- ! difficulty which *uirounds this matter, as Judge K'-lley and others of the com mittee view it i* that under the remits ' of the pr*--cat heavy taxation all tie fives and sixes will fie redeemed with in three years. They therefore main tain that to make a three |> r cent, funding bill useful for national hank purposes, there should le a large reduc tion in tax and tar>tl iists, in order that bonds can hive longer to run, and that without tin- it is useless to ps* a fund ing 1011, r'otigr* -man hsndall and oilier members m. I sci :,t ,i inter eited in the 1.*r,1l <<>mm.--io have had frequent interviews with th*- president concerning it* eonijx -itinn. They sug g- ted that no | < rmll should be kp|*oill ted on the commission who wa* jxrson ally inter* sled in any way in the iub ji-et matter of the inquiry, "i would in hi* busine- be benefitted hy the result o! it* labor*. The pre-ideM admitted tin* w*s a proper course to pursue and .ud he would endeavor in making a selection to he governed b\ that idea ss far as possible. Mr.i'rap > to! i your correspondent to night thai the house li . Ingr'wii to close deb ate on the hill to extend national bank chartpr* at 2 o'clocu to-tnorrow. Voting will then commence on amend menls. and any debate arising will l>e e Ulfine lI • the five minute, rile. Ife pr .po-'* that only tw > amendments he adopted and he may otf-r Lieru himself. * in** of tin •• would allow nu'.i -nil banks with bonds for security far circulation to replace called bond* by other bonds ' and issue circulation equivalent to par, provided that bond* " I* at a premium of over t> ii per cent, in marks t. This is to prevent r *nir * tion of bank cur rency. The othe ri* to equalize issue* of circulation to hank* so that all can takeout mnetv per c- nt. r>( their de p.wited tK>nd>. *-•] I banks cm take out under the present Uw ninety p< r cent, of their <l* posited securities, while binks will* over tislf a miiiion rspilsl can only take out fifty to eighty per cent, of circulation. Mr. l'age, chairman of the houe cotn m rce committee, aay* that the com mittee lias considerable difficulty in determining it* course now that the great work of the sesjon, the river and harbor appropriation bill, is completed. The committee ha* decided, however, to commence on Friday with the inter state commerce toll and he ssid, with some degree of positiveness, "We will pass it and I believe it will be practically Reagan's bill." General Harrison Allen.of Warren, is in the city. He is known here a* one i of the .106 and a Cameron delegate to ; the Harrisburg convention. He ia Pres umably after hi* reward, but whether he • ill succeed or not is, at this writing, a matter of conjecture. Senator Mitchell called at the white house to-day. He had a short confer ence with the president, the substance of which was a request for the with drawal of the Jackson and KauiTman nominations. When seen ky our cor" respondent a few minute* later he was very unoommunteative, and the pre sumption ia that lie met with very slight encouragement. Senator Mitchell leaves for his home on Fridsy morning next to speak at the mass meeting to be held in WclUboro' the following evening. Senator Cameron intended bringing up KulTman's case in execu tive session to day, but agreed to post pone it until tomorrow, at Mitchell'* request. Mitchell think* Kauffman will be confirmed by about th* same vote that Worlhington had yesterday. CoLrnm a county has appointed ieie gatea to (he Democratic convention in structed to support Judge F.lwetl for Governor, a* the first choice, end 8. T, Wolverton second. Tii* Lycoming county Democrats in struct their delegates to vote in Con vention for 8. T. Wolverton first and James 11. IlopkiMfor second choioe for Governor. TKKMS: K1..">0 per Annum. in Advvnci*. Thr llvmriillc AnprHi of 1 h- Tariff question. F. H C<*' nf*** b in tbi IIVOM. Th* little girl cannot, play with her doll, nor the toy whiz hi* top, nor the mother wash her offspring with soap, except at an expense of from one-third to ori' -hall of their cost for the domestic privilege. [Laughter.J If the mother gives IMT child castor oil, she pour* down I|h per cent, ad valorem [laugh ter]; if the child does not enjoy the •lose, there is a 25 per cent, howl as the recipieut of the contents of its tender stomach. And though she "wash it with niter and take to it much soap the in iquity i marked before roe," saith tbo Lord, for this soap is tsxed 40 per centum ! God help the child ! Mr. Townshend, ol Illinois—flow about candy '! Mr. Cox, of New York--I am com ing to that in a moment, my honey. Great laughter, j If she wraps the little dear in a plain ■bleached cotton nightshirt, it has a ; night mare of !i cenu |<er square yard, -pecific [laughter,; when the child i awakes in the morning fretful she | combs its little bead al 35 cents ad ; valorem [laughter;] if she would amuse it. she rolls it over a Lrussels carpet al ' *0 <-<-nt* per square yard, or givea it con ieclioncry made of refined sugar at 4 cents a jKjuod tax and 115 per cent, ad valorem ; it it tears its little panties, the gentleman from Pennsylvania i Mr. Kei juyjsews them up wish spool thread ' iaxed at three-quarters ol its value, j , Laughter.] Why, if she used a shingle i lo bring th> little "toddling wee thing" to its senses, as the Honorable gentle man can recall, the cat would be en hanced at the rale ol IT per cent, tax at ion. [Laughter.] II the youngster nasa patriotic incli nation on our Fourth of July, his fire crackers are taxed as a patriotic luxury at |l extra a box, and the bunting which furnishes the fi<g, though but 113 cent* a j-ound, cost* 121 jercent. exira, while trie band plays on instruments taxed al 30 cents. She take* him to • the menagerie to study naturai history. I here is the zebra, symbolic of a mixed sd valorem and spec.lie [laughter,] and ' the stately giraffe, high protection I ; laughter , the ro>al tiger, and unicorn >.! li •; v K r.t at SO M r cent., and ;h • procession of elephants, every one 20 P< r cent. True, Jumbo, lor purj-oses not to be mentioned, is excluded t-y ! the affidavit of a con*.stent protection Ist; p.ut the log chain that holds his huge leg# binds the monster in protec tive chains! [Laughter.] , Ut;rr Pritrbaru , s Keeper. ittiAHJt A-i.itr wit i- <• i.i.r r> or Hl* WARRANT I.r HIC I'IIWMI. A I TOON A, Pa., May 14.—Joseph MONK. Deputy Sheriff of Hamilton county, < iuo, ..rr*--1-• i one, It. I . Pritchard. in ! site cty of Washington on Friday, on r requisition from <> >v. Foster, of tthio. , (or uttering negotiable nnt<- in Hamil ion county to the amount of A.i,(JlKi. Wnile en route to < tbio yesterday morn ing, hy way of the l'cmisy lrani* railroad, I the officer fell asleep, relying on hand roti for the MM-uuty of Ina prisoner. At tome point between Harrisburg and I Huntingdon the | riaonr abstracted iti-requsttinn pa|ers and warrant of ..treat liom the pocket of hia sleeping guard, lore tbetnup and telegraphed to Altoona to bare the officer aireated for kidnipping. The Altoona police detain -d both of tbem and a lawyer proceeded at once to get out a writ of hnhcai mrp*t 1 to secure the releaae of the priaoner. While ao engaged the officer hired a conveyance. and with the aseistance of a Blair county constable, drove the pria oner out ol town, intending to make the train again a few milra weatward. Fur auit was given by the lawyer and another oonatable, and the partiea were overhauled and brought back. Ihe hafrtMi cotjivi resulted >n having the pria oner aenl tojail at ilollidayat.urg until Wedneaday, the deputy aheriff prom taing to be bark from Ohio by that time with the necessary papers from (lover nor Foater. Pritchard ia a Washington claim agent of unenviable repute, and has been indicted for a rimilar offense in Miami county, Ohio. The requsition on which t*hief Just ice Cartter surrendered Pritchard to the < thin authorities stated that lie had been indicted for uttering a forged note for A-WtOon one Daniel Frit*, the note bear ing date at Covington, Ohio. March 15, |KS|, Pritchard had an cffice in the St. Cloud Hotel, Ninth and F streets northwest. Sheriff Moss left here with hi* priaoner late Friday eveniog. ♦ Important Information Obtained a te the Dublin Assassin*. Dtau*, May 13.—The government haa issued a special proclamation offer ing a reward of £SOO for information leading to the arrest of any one harbor ing the MMwini of Lord Frederick Cavendish and Mr. Iturke, or assisting in their escape. Persons harboring the aaaaasina are liable to be sentenced to penal servitue for life. Information must be given within three months. It I* believed the assassins are still in Dublin, their car having been traced to the city. The men Oorvin, who wee ar retted at Belfast on suspicion of being the driver of the aaaassin's car. aatisfar torilv accounted for hit movement* and has been discharged. The police have found out the name of the man who drove the eer containing the murderers. The name is staled to be Rush. A dispatch from Cork says i "The gov erment are in |Kiassaaion of information leading to important revelations. Three men have been arretted at a hotel KAM M NO. LM).