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BHUOKRT & VAN OHMKR, Editors. VOL. 4. alu Ctntw itUmocrat. Tonus 51.50 por Annnm.la Advance. B. T. SHUGERT A J. R. VAN ORMTR. Editors. Thursday Morning, June, 8, 1882. MAJOR MERRICK, the Independent nominee for Secietary of Internal Af fairs did not wait for Senator Cameron to kick him out of the Welinboro Post of lice. That pleasure was denied the stalwart boss, by a prompt resignation. Ir Senator Cameron's methods of making nominations arc "damnable" according to Ruwle, then Rawie's nomi nation for Supreme .fudge, made by Cameron, ia "damnable," and for the credit of the judiciary, ought not to be ratified by the people. A MFETi.su of citizens was held on the Ist inst., at the Mayor's office in Phila delphia, the Mayor presiding, looking to a proper celebration of the 'JOOth anniversary of the city and common wealth. The Mayor was authorized to appoint a committee of sixty to take the subject in bar.d. CHAIRMAN COOI-ER announces that Rlaine is to speak iu Philadelphia and Pittsburg this fall for the Cameron tick et. If the chairman makes the an nouncement, authoritatively, Blaine should certainly require that the can didates appear before hiui decorated with their "306 badges" in proof of their loyalty at Chicago in representing the Republican sentiment of Pennsylvania. A CONVENTION is proposed to be held at Niagara Falls on the fourth of July, to discuss a plan of action looking to the annexation of Canada to the United .States. A society has been formed for that purpose. It is proposed that the convention shall consist of one dele gate from each Congressional district in the United States, and one from each P.irlimentary district in the Canada Dominion. WUM.K Chairman Cooper is announc. ing that Blaine is lo lake the stump for the Cameron stalwart ticket in Penn sylvania, McClure of the Philadelphia Timet, tnakea a powerful appeal to the "Plumed Knight" to come to the head of his kicking party against the stal warts and bourbon Democracy. The contest is now interesting between Cooper and McClure, whether the stal warts or Inde|>endents shall have the Maine .Statesman, At present the chances are against Cooper, as McClure overbids bim. THK current number of the Amrriean ItrrjiMer, published weekly at Washing ton, D. C., is peculiarly interesting and instructive. To those desiring a fair, unbiased discussion of engrossing topics we recommend this sheet, not alone on account of the wisdoul it teaches, and the sound conclusions it reaches, hut as well for its enunciation of pure Demo cratic principles. It contains sixteen quarto pages, and costs three dollars per annum. Tiir. fight between the Stalwart ring and the Independents is, after all, only a queetion of who shall be the boss— whether it shall continue in the Came ron succession with and Cooper, and Reaver for lieutenants, or descend to John Stewart, who will chose his lieutenants from the Independent ranks. But the result of the fight is a matter of which Democrats need feel little interest. They are all alike bitter enemies of the Democracy and Demo cratic principles, and about equally courteous when they have occasion to •peak of members of the Democratic party and the principle# they uphold. The Democrats can afford now to with hold their sympathy from either of the belligerent factions. Tn circular issued by the Congres sional campaign committee, making as cessment* upon public officials for two per cent, of tbsir salaries for the ap proaching campaign, has this significant passage; "The committee is authorised to state that such voluntary CJolribt tion from persons employed in the ser vice of the United States will not he objected to in any official quarter." That means President Arthur spprovea tbe assessment, and any poor d 1 who fails to respond from poverty or Inclination may expect to see the heads man. The constitution of the country is not respected, end why should e lew declaring these assessments a misde meanor be respected by the Guiteeu President. Tho Domocratic Opportunity The Philadelphia Record, speaking of the approaching Democratic State Con vention, aaya, "It will not be a body immediately representative of the party. Some of the delegatea were chosen last year, and stand in the same relation to tho existing situation that a cold potato docs to a hot dinner. Fortunately, there have been no candidates for office in the field whose ambition or whose prospects have warranted the attempt to set up the Convention in advance. There is no slate prepared. The whole make up of the ticket is as uncertain as a cast of dice. There could not be a more favorable opportunity to do the right thing when the Convention gets together, from the fact that the wrong thing has not been done in advanco. The great question is whether the party will take advantage of its opportunity. Can the Convention rise to the occasion topple over its standing candidates who push themselves to the front, disregard the miserable jesl'-usies and distractions that have embittered past struggles for political ascendency, and, recognizing the strong desire of the people of Penn sylvania for belter government, put in nomination men whose election will make better government certain f Such a ticket can easily be picked from the ranks, every man upon it a Democrat and yet every man standing high in the public confidence. Such a ticket, in the present distracted condition of the Republican party, would be sure of suc cess. If purified government should result, the power of the Republican party in Pennsylvania would be serious iy shaken. This is a high game, and it is worth playing for.'' "IT IS PLAIN, " says the New York Times, "that we must do something to check German immigration.*' Itather a startling statement, says the Washing ton Post, from the leading Republican newspaper of the country ! What have the Germans done ? Is it some political crime that is laid to their account? Ah! the Times must be anxious about Ohio. The Germans there have decided to vote the Democratic ticket this fall. They don't like the sumptuary legists tion lately attempted by a Republican legislature and to make their protests in a practical way. This is, of course, little short of revolution on their part And the Republican orgsns are bound to take cognizance of it. But we should suppose the Ttmft would find it dangerous to indulge itself in the expression of such sentiments. Impolitic it certainly is. The Germans, as a class, are the best educated of all our immigrants,and they estimate their political imyiortanco at its full value. They vote always and they always vole as Germans and according to their in. dividual interests. Naturally Rcpuhli cans, to liegin with, if what the Repub licans do displease, they turn around and vote with the Democrats. They bsve nothing in common with politics of the sentimental school. Other things being equal, they will vote for aGerman in preference to an American ; but party yokes sit but loosely upon them, and party discipline is something always to be resented. As Germans they have no liking for those who have not German interests at heart. And they force such |>olitical allegiance as tbey have upon no party ; they go not always when tbey are wanted, but always when tbey are wel come. They have yet lo be told tbat their votes are not valuable. Does the Timet mean to speak for the Republican party? If the Germans are made to understand it so they have it in their power lo avenge their dignity by carry ing every .State in the Union against the Republican party in the next Pre sidential election. IT ia propped to remove tbe remains of .Jefferson from Monticello to WHb ington. The Monticello estate having passed oat of the hand* of the descend ants of the great statesman and patriot, Mrs. Meckeihatn, his grand daughter applied to and obtained front the trus tees, slot in Glenwood cemetery which she deems eligible and suitable as the final resting place of her grandfather. Tbe lot is conveyed to tbe United States in truat for tbe burial of Thomas Jeffer son and such of his family as may be removed there or buried in it. Mrs. Mecbelham proposes to make tbe re moval at an early date. Tbe removal will be resisted by the people of Vir ginia, but its agitation will at least bave tbe effect of rescuing tbe tomb of tbe author of tbe Declaration of Indepen dence from neglect in the future. "E(JL?AL ANI) EXACT JUSTICE TO ALL HEN, OF WHATEVER BTATK OK PERSUASION, KELKIIOUK OK Pol.ll IUA L. Jt IT. -rson BELLEKONTE, PA., THURSDAY, JUNE ,H, 1882. SENATOR MITCHELL, being interviewed by a correspondent of the Patriot, ex presses tho opinion that the present attitude of Mr. D-ivis, tho Cameron can didate for Lieut, liovernor, as compared with his attitude a year ago is strangely inconsistent. Ho was then one of the bolting Senators against Cameron's can didnte for Senator, and opposed Reaver for Senator on the ground tiiat he was a henchman of Cameron, and yet to day he is a candidate on the SHIUO ticket with Reaver for Governor. Rut the Senator is not much surprised ut the inconsistency of Davis' position, as it was pretty hard for a long time to tell just where that man did sland. TUB great struggle between Ulwr and capital seem* to be very generally in augurated in the Went, and to a more or les* extent in all part* of the coun try. The strike* in Pittsburg, Wheel ing, Chicago and other point* are very formidable, and thousand* of working men are now idle. Why i it ? Are they not protected ? It is claimed that our revenue law* protect laior, or i tbii claim a mere subterfuge for election campaign* to catch the votes of labor. The tariff* are a* high now as they ever were'and the country i* pro*j>erou*. If these law* are designed to prot-ct capi tal and labor equally, why ia labor squealing and clamoring for remunera tive pay ? Something is wrong. What is it? should lie the intelligent and candid inquiry, independent of any ad vantßge* to be derived in party politic* to advance the pretention* of dema gogue*. A fair adjustment of the Tariff" Inws on a revenue haeis, made inciden tal a* protection to necessitous indu* trie*, there i* no occcasion to bring this subject into party discuasion and keep up a constant agitation alike in jurious to all. STl*l.lxo SBSTS i* now the work en gaging the attention of the Republican majority in Congrea*. In thi* manner they expect to obtain sufficient force to overcome the opposition of the I'cmn cral* to a general steal of the surplus in the Treasury on job# prepared for them by the lobby. A few more thieve# are only needed to insure a full measure of plunder. Rut the infamy of the un lawful method* will have to meet the judgment of a different tribunal when the people are called upon to revise their act*. When that time cornea, the miserable creature who occupies tbe chair a* the tool of the plunderer*, will be powerle-* to save them. ''Brute force" will then be met by intelligent and honest investigation. The Wash ington Pi-tt of Friday last, speaking of the revolutionary proceeding* of tbe majority remark*: "Having determined to bodily override all rule*, ruilnmi and law* which could in any way ohatrurt their progrea*. it was not difficult for the Republican* of the Hou* to In atantly strike a telling gait in the way of unseating Democratic Congressmen from the South. But truth to tell, their indu*try ha* gone l>eyond the most **n guine expectation*. It *u only on Monday that S|<eaker Keifer made hi* revolutionary decision on the Reed rule, and today the world i aware that two more Democratic Representative* have gone to join General Chalmei*, and that Markey and Biabee sit in the seats to which Messrs. Pibble and Finley were elected. Tho Pemocratic minority are necessarily fH>werleas in the band* of the Republican revolutionist*. They have not been able to do anything to prevent the outrage# of Monday, Wed netday and Thursday, and they can do nothing now. So long a# the Republi can* keep their quorum they can pro ceed with the vacating of Pemocratic scat* until not one member of anti. Republican predilection# i left to tell the (ale. Law* to prevent these out rage# there may have been ; but when n all sufficient Republican majority reeolve to disregard them, what can be done to #tay their band*. Alike iraper vioua to argument and to a decent re gard for faeU, giving audience only to their prejudices and bent on the ac complishment of partisan purpoaea, whether sanctioned by tbe law or in it# direct defiance, time and lack of occa ■ion can be their only limitation*. The country scarcely need* to be informed that tbe ousting of General Finley ia a littla short of a crime; with regard to tbe Maokey-Dibble case it* mind la al ready made up. The conscientioua critic baa nothing mors to do but aug geat the coming of a day of reckoning, and to him at laaet it cannot come too toon." a, >•'/ a\ THE two Republican candidates for governor have commenced the campaign work somewhat previous. They will probably tire themselves, if they do not tire their respective adherents, with a six month's canvas. Stewart the Judc pendent candidate was in Philadelphia last week arranging the plans of battle with his associates, and spoke in Pitts burg on Monday last. (Jen. Reaver ba* lost no time since his nomination and we notice the announcement of his ap pearance aUaroond. lie has spent con siderable lime in Lancaster ami other places where rebellious subject* give the boss "much trouble." The industry of the Republican condidates is no doubt judicious, and well advised. They can get their best liclfl in against each other before tho Democratic candidate ap pears to receive their joint shots. We have confidence that the Democratic candidate will be equal to the occasion. He will be selected for the purity of his record, for his ability to upheld the great principles he represents, as well s to repel the "damnable" methods of the oos*. and the pretentious claim set up by the other as the repre sentative of an honest Republican party. Tut bargain arranged early in the e*jon between tho Republican and Greenback members of the House was consummated on the one side on Satur day, a* it was on the other *i ie during the week, by the ad mission of the Greenbacker Lowe to the scat to which tho Democrat Wheeler was elected. There were a few Republicans w ho pro tested against the deal to the extent of withholding their vote* on the final r<- olution seating Lowe, but their indirect opposition availed nothing, as they might have known and probably ex' pocted. The Flection Committee now have a clean docket l>efore the House, and it ia expected of them that they will immediately go to work and pile up Republican report*in the case* of Smith v*. Shelley. Small* v*. Tillman. Buchan an v. Manning and Se*inghau v*. Frost. The flouse meanwhile will go on with it* legitimate work, and it will be in luck if it is able to finish up and adjourn by the 15th of July.— H n-j --ton Pint. Covins** COOI-BR'S announcement of Blaine a* one of the Cameron ap.ekers for the campaign in Pennsylvania i* evidently a fraud. I* it impossible to oonpeive of any good reason why Blaine should endeavor to ave Cameron from the doom that await* him thi* fall. It wa* Cameron that defeated Blaine'* nomination for the Presidency at Cin cinnati, at the time the despised Hayes carried off the prixe. Again, in the canvasa for delegate* to the Chicago convention, Cameron raised the third term flag against Blaine, who wa* the undoubted choice of the Repiublican* of Pennsylvania, and by hi* usual bos* method* forced the delegation of the Slate again*t him, in defiance of the piublic sentiment of the party. Then why should the Maine statesman be expected to espouse Cameron's caue now? It look* like a fraud. Nrxaxtxo of race concession*, wouldn't it be a good idea for the Stalwart Con vention upson reassembling to complete the ticket by nominating aims compe tent and deserving representative of the colored race ? Thus tar the Demo crat* have had a monopoly of honoring the colored people in Pennsylvania, snd their 20.000 volea would be a great help thi* year.— Phtla. Times, The Timet seem* to be a little, a very little jealous of the monopoly held by tbe Itemocrats of honoring the colored race, in recognition of their politic*! rights, and make* a very jut suggestion to the Cameron convention about to re assemble al Ilarrisburg. A similar tug gestion would have been quite as ap propriate, If it had been given to the late Independent Republican eonven lion. But perhap* there were no one legged colored brother. Still it does not apprear to be altogether right that thi* honor should be exclusive to tbe Itemocrats when the Republicans. Stal wart# and half breed*, claim so entire the party allegiance of the colored race. THB statement is made that there ia a scheme on foot to transfer Mr. Fre lingbuyser, the Secretary of State, to the Kngliah mission, and Mr.Conkling to be appointed to the Secretaryship thus vacated; that Judg* Folger the Secretary of the Treasury, is to accept the Stalwart nomination for Governor of New York and Senator Don Cameron to step into his shoe* in the Treasury Department. This is all very nioe, and look* a little suggestive that a com fortable retreat is beiug provided for the Pennsylvania boa* in view of prob able evonU. ADDITIONAL LOCALS. —" Bridget Donahue" has been super* ceded by "are you the man that livos here 1 Every dog f,as his day. ' —l'rof. W 'i'. Meyer, of Aaroniburg 1 one ut Centre county's bright musical | "gbu, and an exceedingly affable gentle j man, paid ui a js.p call on Thursday. j if any ono requests you to contribute cake or ice cream to the managers of the b riday and Saturday evenings arid Satur day afternoon, of next week, please do ; not fail to res|>ond. Mr. and .Mrs. Uotlleib Haag enter tained a number of their friends In real royal style la*l evening. The Pleasant (Jap hotel is a favorite resort, aud no one understands better than Mr. Haag how to ! make hi* many friends happy. A CARD —To THE GENERAL PUHLIC.— j The rejsirt having reached me tbst it is being currently asserted that I am under pecuniary obligation* to the Centre County banking company, and thst the new gro i cry store i. Ix-ir.g run in the interest of that ! company, 1 wish in this manner to deny, emphatically, the rejoin, and to say that ind.-jsendent of j sving to the company the jr- nt due them I rn not in any manner i connected with them. June 8, 'B2. W. K BIRCH FIELD. Ueliefo&lc lovers of music bad no rea son to complain of the scarcity of the nepenthe that charms men's souls, this ;w k. An aged Scotchman did some fear ful execution upon a superanuated bag. j ij*', followed by a couple, one playing up--n the harp, that may have shed the KMII of music through Tars'* halls, the other with a violin, and a blind violinist This "rol'-al aggregation" pro* id too much for all except MrMillen, of the Hrockorboff, who, at you know, has a p>en j chant for "toytr nutsic, and never fail* to appropriate any that may be floating : around. t —Anthony Mayes, a young man well known in various parts of our county, is j now a fugitive from justice. A lumberman namsd Warren Mix, of Driftwood, while at le>rk Haven on .Saturday, .Id instant, after having collected about $250, fell in ailh Mayes, who, it appioars bad heard of the money Mr. Mix had on bis person, and *t once determined to become the possessor "f it. Being given no chance to accom plish his pmrpvwa in Lock Haven, he pro posed a ride to L-gansvillo. He purchas ed a revolver al Salooa, and as soon as they entered the narrows below the latter place he colly leveled tbe deadly weapx.n st the bead of his companion and firwi a shot which took effect in tbe neck of the intended victim; thus aroused Mr. Mix 'truck the fool a stunning blow, knock i ing him out of tho buggy when a second ! bot gr*r.ed his head producing only a scalp wound but p.roving conclusively that murder wa* intended, and without any further delay Mr. Mix drove rapidly to j L.gar.sville where be had hi* injuries ex amined and dressed. We are thankful that Mayes, through an interposition of providential interference, failed to add tbe crime of murder to his many other offen ces, and while we deplore and condemn the occurrence, we have some sympathy for the unfortunate man, and do bopw he may sen the error of his way and repwnt. —Our friend, Mr. John A. Wisodward, of Howard, has decided to be a candidate for the Legislature. The opinion of him and hi* candidacy, a* clipped from a few ot our exchanges, U certainly creditable to him Mr. John A. Woodward, of Centre county, I* mentioned a* an available can didate for the Legislature — Pbilm RerorH. John A. Wotdward, K*q , of Howard, agricultural editor of Clinton Republican, of this city, ha* decided to become a can didate for Legislative honor*. Friend Woodward, debarring his Bourbon De mocracy , would make an excellent Repre sentative, and as a nomination on tbe Democratic ticket in Centre county ia equal to an election we bone the light ning will strike hi* way on the day of tba convention in that county.—Lock Ho new Erprea. Mr. Woodward is the able editor of tba AgrienUmrol Kpitomut and i* the son-in law of the lata ex-Governor Packer of this Stale. If chosen he would certainly rep resent bis constituents with credit tulhem and himself.— Clinton Pernor rot. Mr. John A. Woodward, of Howard, Centra county, will baa candidal* for tha 1 nominalian for aMetnbly, on tha liraio. I era lie ticket, thl* fall. Ha i* an nt*Mlr (armor in thai county, and agricultural writer of acknowledged ability, a gentle man of excellent (landing and variad la , formation, and ha* alwav* taken a deep in let eat in whatever would advance tha proe parity of tha county. Poa*a*ing all ibeaa requUiUa, there I* no raaaon why haahould not make blmaalf valuable a* a legislator, and reflect honor upon blnaaalf and hi* county. Mr. Woodward i* a native Wil !iaroporter, and although hi* Democracy I* of the ho(le*aly Incurable kind, the (iaiefu 4 Hnlirttn would he glad to *ee "Old Centra" a-nd him to tha legislature. -OiMfh 4 BmlUHm, William*port. TKRMK: $1.60 per Annum, in Advance. GENERAL NEWS. The Andre monumt nt, which Cyrus i P'ield erected, I.an been literally and hacked to piece*. At Lanwiug, Michigan, one of the era ployeaof Forepsugh's circus wan hadly bitten by a lion while in the animal'* cage. The funeral o( the late Prof. Roger* took place in Hoaton yesterday, the University of V]rginitt being represen ted. If the republican party can stand the record of the laat two weeks, the shame le**oe* of Keifer and the brazen bluster of Robeson, it is indeed invulnerable. General Garibaldi, the great Italian J patriot, a second Washington almost, died on the 2d of June, regretted by liberty loving j*-ople the world over, Ihe late inundations in Mississippi roust have fertilized the soil amazingly. In the third district alone there are no 'ess than forty candidate* for Congress. The Kepublican majority in Congress resolved in caucus that the House has no rules which the majority is hound to respect. It will be worse than a boome rang to them some day. I Hiring the month of May, VO.OOO im migrants were landed at New York city. a> many a* 0,000 arrived on the 31st ult. At this rate the immigration will exceed a million the current year. An exchange says; "The estimated increase of wheat production in the I great wheats raising State* of the North west this year is set down by the Cbica oo Trnut at from 50,000,000 to 00,000,- 000 bushels." Ihe republicans are palling hair in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and In diana, and soon the war will begin upon Logan in Illinois, while in the South Mahoneism has turned up iu toes to the undertaker. Senator Logan, in the minority report on the Fit* John Porter relief bill, make* a very lame argument in sup port of the position to which, almost alone among public men, be clings with all the tenacity of a bigoted prejudice. The colored republicans of Pelera burg, Va., held a meeting Thursday night to consider toe question of send ing a colored man to Coogresa from the fourth district. A speech was made by Mr. Chappel Erby.of Washington, advo cating the move, and a club was organ ised with a view to oarrying out the de sign. Speaking of "Itourbons." the Macon TcUgraph say*; "iKirsey is not a Hour bon, Gen. Brady is not a Bourbon, How gate is not a Bourbon, Guiteau is not a Bourbon--but these worthies are all members ofihat party which teems to engraft ita principles and practices on Georgia." Ihe Atlanta (onsftitdton rightly thinks the President should attend the races. It says: "Give the President a chance. Don't pen him up with a lot of Cabinet officers and a horde of hung ry place hunter*. After such a oontin uous contact, the society of a first clase horse must be charming." James J. C-ostello, member of the New York Assembly, is charged with drawing the salary of one of the pagia. and a warrant haa been issued for h • arrest. That dodge is |>erhaps borrow, a from Pennsylvania. Senator* and mem ber* have done the same thing year after year. But they were not indicted. "Something is wrong at Harvard." tys the Boeton Gfokt. Yes, indeed, something ie very wrong. The portrait of Rutherford B. the fraudulent President of the United tStrtem, hang* in one of the hall* of the university ia if he were a man worthy of honor and imitation. Shame indeed has fallen j upon Ilavard ! The late Moses Taylor, of New York, who left about twenty million*, dispon ed of it by a sensible will. To bis wife be left a net income of one hundred thousand dollar* n year, with the use of hi* city and dia country bouse, and the remainder of his property ia divided equally among hia Ave children, two sons and three daughter*. At Mn. Taylor's death, the property, wfaiob pro duces her income, goes to the children. Ma. Ktan. the attorney of Guiteau has been very active to sere the life of the assassin. Hia laat application to the District Supreme Court for a rehearing having been denied, the sen tenon of the court will of course he carried cut for hia execution, which we believe vae appme ted for the 50th, of June. NO.