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VOL. 4. * Or tf rntrr jfltmorcat. Terms $1.50 per Annum. In Advance. 8. T. SHUGERT A J. R. VAN ORMLR. Editor.. Thursday Morning, June, 15, 1882. THE Republicans of Cumberland county iu convention have endorsed the liarrisburg nomination, aud of course reaffirmed their adherence to boss rule by a vote of ">7 to 3. . - THE tail of the Stalwart ticket, whikh was sadly demoralized by the withctaiwal of Marshall, it is said, is finally agreed upon. It looks like John Wannamaker, of Philadelphia. The Independents of Berks county formed a campaign club to advance the anti-boss ticket. Gen. 1). McM. Gregg, and other prominent Republi cans, are iu the movement. Gen. Gregg is a native of this county, and was a brave and gallant officer in the late war. Ou motion of Gov. C'urtin, a bill was taken up in the House of Repre sentatives on Thursday last and pass ed/ increasing to forty dollars per month the pension of auy soldier iu the late war who lost an arm, leg, ' band or foot, or received, disabilities | equal thereto. * Two editors in New Orleans, the other day, faught a duel. They shot at each other five rounds, when one of them got hurt pretty badly. But the houor of the parties was fully cstab i lished, by the one in firing the ugly missile aud by the other receiving it. They arc both happy now, of course. MR. BI.AIXE declines to be a candi ' date for Congress, and the New York l[r*Jd thinks the Republicans w ill re gret that they cannot have Blaine as a substitute for Robeson and his little Keifer, and that the public at large loses by his decision, inasmuch as there is fun in the reports when Blaine is in Congress. THE Virginia boss has served notice on Congressman Jorgenscn ami De zendorf, the Republican members from that State, that they must take their chances for renomiuation before Read juster conventions or be beaten. They lit have concluded to defy the dictation of Malume and fight it out as straight L out Republicans. SAMUEL H. REYNOLDS, who was nom* inated by the Democratic Convention of Lauc&ster coyntv, last week, for Congress, has declined the nomination. If Sara, were in a district where the election of a Democrat iB even possi ble, his declination would be receiv ed with much regret, as he possesses v the ability for a most valuable and useful Representative. Boss QUAY should hurry up the Stalwart organ recently announced to appear in Philadelphia. At present the uewspa|ient of the city on the Cameron boss issue, arc the Evening New* and Evening Bulletin, in favor of Boss rule, while against boasism is the Time*, the I'rr*s, the Ledger, the Inquirer, the Telegraph, the Star, the North American and the Record. SKSATOR HAWI.EY, who has been announced by Chairman Cooper as one of the speakers in favor of the Cameron ticket, is reported to have said be "will not lift his voice in *up|>ort of boss rule in Pennsylvania." This ia perhaps sensible in Senator Hawley, but he did not show any virtuous dis inclination to the purchase and in auguration of a boss for the Virginia Republicans. TIIE Independent Republicans of Huntingdon county have determined to organize under call of the regular Republican County Committee as a basis. They declare they will not go out side of the party, but will nominate a ticket in accordance with the party usage, and compel the stalwarts to sopport it, or become bolters. This determination gives promise of a healthy equable. Promises—How FulfUlod. Tlicre is at present a great strike going on among tlio various kind of workmen in all parts of the country. Perhaps the most extensive strike is among the iron workers, but it is by no means confined to tbis particular class of workmen ; the brickmakers, the carpenters, the coal miners, the weavers, and many other laborers fol lowing different kinds of trade, are on a strike, and the trouble is growing and increasing in greatness aud strength every hour. The fact that the strike exists calls to mind that in 1880, the day after the election in Maine, in which Blaine and the Re publican party went down, there was a meeting of the business men of Philadelphia, called by John Welsh (said to be a christian,) for the pur pose of raising money to lie used in the defeat of Gen. Hancock, and of course the Democratic party. It was alleged then ami there and from that day through the campaign, that if the Democratic party were successful, business would be ruined, laboring men would be turned out of employ ment, and want and distress and suf fering would.be entailed upon them aud their families. The tariff would be repealed, protection removed ami the well paid laboring man of Ameri ca would be compelled to compete with the pauper labor of Europe. Noticca were posted by the employers through the factories and iron mills for the purpose of controlling gnd influencing the laborer in his vote, like this "we vote for protection," others agnin, warning the lalmrcr that if the Demo crats were successful wages would be reduced. These, with many other de vices, were used to compel the lalxirer to vote against bis honest convictions. Immense sums of money were raised by the manufacturers of Philadelphia by the iron men of Pittsburgh, and by mast every class and kind of business to nvert the calamity, as it was -aid, of the election of the most brilliant, upright and distinguished man of the age to the presidency. If our recol lection is right, the returns of the election of November, 1880, told of the defeat of Hancock's and the Dem ocratic party. Therefore, according to the teachings of the Republican party during that campaign the laborer, no matter what kind of labor per formed, should be well paid. There should be no strikes, nor want. The manufactories of every description should be running on full time and every man employed. IT appears a secret circular has been issued, alleged to come from Pitts burgh Democrats and addrcacd to Democrats in the eastern part of the State. This circular pretends to favor the lion. .lames 11. Hopkins for Gov ernor, ami ap]x als to monopolies and corporations for support. To those familiar with Mr. Hopkins political life and his clean record as a public man, a denial of the authenticity of the absurd circular as reflecting his views, would seem entirely unneces sary, but he has in an interview a few days ago, disclaimed emphatically any knowledge nor does he believe that it emanated from Democrats or any friend of his. ♦ - A VERY large audience greeted the Independent ratification meeting at Pittsburgh on Tuesday. The Hon. J. K. Moorhead presided, and the moet prominent Republican* took part in the meeting. Stewart, their candidate for Governor, and McMichael were the prominent speakers. Thin demon stration and the prominent Republi cans participating, indicates that the Independent movement is assuming large proportions in the went. IN 1876, the Republicans stole the vote of Florida for the purpose of seat ing a Fraud in the Presidential office. In 1682, they steal the seat of a Demo cratic member of Congress from the same State, and admit a Fraud in his place, "Kyli AI. AN 1> EXACT JUSTICE TO ALU MEN, HE WIIATKVKK STATE OH I'KKSVABIOM, KKLIOIOIS OH I'OLlTlCAL.Jfffcraun BELLEFONTE, PA., THURSDAY, .11 NK 15, 1882. Tho Tariff CommißSion. The President's selection of the tariff commission does not appear to be very satisfactory, aud is denounced in some quartern as entirely unlit to be made. The only two men upou it of acknowledged ability. Wheeler and Phelps, it is -uid refuse to serve. Tlu-ir confirmation by the Senate will proba bly be resisted. The following are their names, classified by the 7W ; William A. Winder, of New York, general protectionist; John L. Hayes, of Massachusetts, special interest pro tectionist; Henry W. Oliver, Jr., of Pennsylvania, special interest protec tionist ; Austin M. Garland, of Illi nois, tariff reformer; Jacob Ambler, of Ohio, general protectionist; John 8. Phelps, of Missouri, (woo declines to serve,) tariff reformer; Robert P. Porter, of the District of < "olumbia, moderate protectionist; John W. 11. Underwood, of Georgia, moderate tariff reformer, and Duncan E. Kenocr, of Louisiana, sugar protectionist. Pro tectionists, t; tariff reformers, 3. This means that after two years of delay Congress will be recommended to change the present tariff for protec tion only, for a tarit!" for protection with incidental revenue. This it may or jnay not do. President Arthur has done w hat was expected of him and nobody nod lie surprised or attempt to complain. THE a.-.*e®oTu>nt circulars of the Republican <'ougre-r-ional t'ampaign Committee, are now being sent to the Federal officials all over the country. They are liable occasionally to reach the wrong men. Otio wan addressed C. M. (Quarter man, the acting JKI ma-lcr nt Darieu, Georgia, requiring a remittance of twenty-two dollar'. His reply to Secretary Henderson, of the Congressional committee, we find in a Washington paper in which he stotea, that although he is temporarily filling the office in behalf of the bonds men of the deceased .'postmaster, he is a Democrat and cannot contribute. The letter closes as follows: "Trust ing this brief explanation will suffice, I close with the statement that where ever the rights and privileges of this gnat country are usurped by a Re publican administration, official rob bery and degradation are the inevita ble results, but where Demorrary smib-s and sheds her silvery rays, j>eaoe, harmony, prosperity, civilization, and all coveted blessings nre enjoyed." And then, as if he had forgotten some thing or bad not stated the case with sufficient clearness, Mr. Quartcrman adds, in a postcript: "No, Hender son, I will not contribute a red cent to the bribery fund. lam not that kind of a Democrat. My whole desire is to see your party defeated by an over whelming majority." It is unneces sary to remark that is not a candidate for the np|>intm< nt, but the Postoffice Department will doubt less see to it that the place of this flagrantly intrnetnhle and impertinent official is filled in time to save the Ilubbell committee its twenty-two dol lars. A COLORE!* delegation were at Washington lat week to present the memorial of a convention of colored citizens in Kansas, asking that a re servation of the public lands be set aside for colored refugees from the south. They want to le wards of the Government, and of course will each claim the "raulo" promised by Repub lican politicians for deserting tho fields of labor in the south. HORATIO HKYMOCB, is in failing health, a great sufferer from neuralgic pains. While he has the sincere sym pathy of bis countrymen in his afflic tions, alt will rejoice that the mental faculties of the venerable patriot re mains strong and impaired. Wise in counsel, as he is pure and noble in an unselfish life, no man living perhaps, is more sincerely and universally vener ated than Horatio Seymour. A Oameronian Ganio. There is a rumor ut Washington, says the liarrisburg Patriot, to the ef fect that Minister Lowell is soon to be recalled iu order that Don Cameron may name his successor. This is said to be part of the plan of the adminis tration to secure the success of the Cameron state ticket. The adminis tration will ciaiin great credit with those who sympathize with suffering Ireland for having removed Mr, Lowell, and it is to be given out that this concession to the American land leaguers was made at the instance of Don < aim ron. Whether there is or is not any foundation for tbis rumor there arc signs that the ('amcronian leaders count largely on their ability to make an impression m what is called the "Iridi vote." They will most probably fail iu their attempt as they have failed in similar efforts in the past. The body of the Iri-li vote i- true to the Democratic party because Irishmen have not forgotten that when freedom of conscience was a—ailed by the present leaders of the republicans and w hen an effort was made to pro scribe American citizens on account of foreign birth the democracy opposed and defeated the crusade of proscrip tion. Nevertheless there are black sheep in every fhx-k. The "Molly Maguirc" association was formerly used by the republican Ifcianagers to augment their vote in the mining districts. The leaden of that secret society were in the pay of the repub lican |>oliticians for years and Jack K' ho had excellent reason- for de claring when the question of bis pardon came up, that "the old man (meaning the then governor of the state) couldn't go hack ou him." In I*7* a large portion of the immense corruption fund raised to defeat Mr I>ill wasspent in keeping up the green back-labor organization in the anthra cite counties. In order to make this expenditure the more effective, the false charge wax made that Mr. Dili had belonged to the order of Know Nothing*. This charge was printed at republican expense and circlifait ir by the greenback state committee. Last year the same kind of an assault wa made on Hon. Orange Noble, the democratic candidate for slate treas urer, and was a factor in the election of General llaily. The instrument* u*ed by the republican politicians in intrigues of the character icferred to are well known to the democracy. They are beneficiaries of the republican party who have sold their birth right for a mens of pottage ami who are ready to betray their countrymen anil their< iod to put money in their pocket*. But they have succeeded only indif ferently well in the dirty work they are paid to perforin. They have failed to delude the body of the true and faithful tnen they si-ek to Iwtray and Don Cameron will probably find it necessary to look elsewhere for the votes he so badly needs. ♦ Tin: HON. GttOkiiE LKAR, Presi dent of tbe late Cameron Convention, has written a caustic letter to < hair man Cooper denying his authority to reconvene the convention to nominate a candidate for Congrc*smnn-at-large, and says he will not attend to register the edict of the bosses. He holds that the functions of that convention ex pired with the nominations made, and a new convention should lie called, i/car is probably right, but his plan would not hur mo nice the discordant elements, or deprive the boss of his control, while it would perhaps impose a good deal of unnecessary labor. The boss is a brave one, and may die, hut he is not the mnn to retreat in face of tbe enemy. His ticket ianow in the field to stay. Every man upou it was his own deliberate choice, and he could not be expected to open the oaae for a new deal. It uiakes little difference who patches up the broken tail of tho ticket, and tbe absenco of a cranky adherent who need rep rimand for insubordination will not distress the bom. Dn. W II.IJAM C. DOANE, of Wil linmsport.iu a speech ut the Independ ent Convention, made the following emphatic protest ugainst the Republi can party continuing to wear the Cameron yoke: "I came here to meet honest men, and, with them, place before the people a ticket of brave, fearless, old fashion Republicans, who will fight tbis battle out fairly and honestly. Now that lam here, 1 may as well take up a few of the objec tions that are made to us. To begin, ; we are told that we must not go into tin: Independent movement, Ixcause we can't win this year. That is bad | logic. Ifitisnot, no one would ever walk, for every brat would IK- spanked ;as soon as it attempted to crawl. ' Men only achieve great things by be j ginning at the bottom of the ladder ' and courageously mounting upward until the top is reached. Every great reform in ]>olitics, morals or religion had its infancy, its childhood and its manhood before a victory was gained. It the jicople are honest iu their con victions and labor earnestly their efforts in any just cause w ill ultimate : ly prove successful. "If you can write on your ban- In< r '()ur Cause is Just,' don't listen to l the carpings of your enemies, but j march straight on to victory. They tell Us wo will ruin the party. Now, bretheren, if any of you have a church ami iu the congregation is a mean, treacherous, lying member, and you haven't the courage to turn him out, you bad better sell the meeting bouse or turn it into a ten piu alley. If | there is not brains and courage enough ,to turn Prince Don Cameron out of the Republican party it ought to die. [Applause.] Yes, if tbis great party is compelled to low down and wear the yoke of Cameron on its neck it is time for it to die. If it is Don Cameron's jrnrty it ha* lived too long, 1 but if it is the people's it will live as the people live and have power to pro tect the right." <epubliran Congress is still •at*. Thus far they have three Democrats who were elect en to that body, and seated their spurious contestant*. Thcrs are yet nine more cases before the committee on elections, and as that committee was made up to report in favor of seating Republicans, a number of others are soon to follow. The house will then be fully fortified against any objections the Ifemoernt* may make to the Keifer*Robeson jobs for deplet ing the treasury. Ry the ruling of an unscrupulous, and desperate speaker, and the votes of ano less desperata majority, intent upon adding to their numbers, a free passage iaa tainedto the attractive surplus. But their suc cess is not unlikly to be disastrous in t'nc end. The violent and revolutionary methiMs adopted to stifle inquiry and prevent protest from the minority are not wholesome precedents, and it will require great forbearance and stern honesty on the part of the Democrats to resist a spirit of retaliation when the Republicans go to the rear, as they certainly will, if the people have not entirely lost their intelligence as well as disgust for indecency and wrong. THE Philadelphia 7Ym**,of Satur day reproduces the speech of Daniel Dougherty, at Lancaster, in Oct. 1878. It is a fearful indictment of the "Cam eron Dynasty," and will doubtless enter largely into the campaign litera ture of tho exciting struggle, now commenced between the Boss Stal warts, and independent Republican*, for supremacy. Our own respected fellow citixen, Gen. Beaver is the principal flagman on the stalwart side, with Don (Cameron in chief com mand. John Stewart of Franklin County is on the other side with ram pant rebellion written all over the ban ner, he waves in defiance of bosa rule and submissive precedent*. All wo Democrat* can say in the controversy, is to bid them "Qtod speed." TERMS: $1.50 per Annum, in Advance. STATE NEWS. The ''rawford county jail is without a compulsory inmate. I 'nderground telegraph wires are be ing laid on Fifth avenue, I'ituburg. i'oatmaater Whitner, of Heading, has received official notification of his wlec tion. 'l'here are 179 business establishments in I'otUvilie, besides taverns and eating houses. Capitalists are in Krie with a view to locating a factory, which will give em ployment to 300 hands. Seventeen thousand ton* of iron ore are being taken oulof the Cornwall hills, at Lebanon, every month. Work on the proposed buildings of the Hollar Ix>ck and Safe Works at York, has been inaugurated. The 17 months old child of Cyrus Maurer fell into a cesspool at Iteading on Tuesday and was suffocated. Somebody soaped the lehigb Valley railroad tracks at Hazleton and detain ed a large picnic excursion train. A Berks county *[>ortsman has dis covered that the recent heavy rains have destroyed the young brood* of woodcock. 'I he annual diocesan convention of the Kpiscopal church of Central Penn sylvania will begin at Mauch Chunk next Tuesday. A man named F. fieorge was instant ly killed by a freight train on the be high and Susquehanna railroad, near Alientown, Tuesday. A gray eagle, measuring seven feet from tip to tip of wings, was killed in Butler township, Adam* county, recent ly, by Henry IPatrick. The last smallpox patient in South Bethlehem wss discharged Tuesday. During the prevalence of the disease there 119 persons died. The estimated expense of the govern ment of Pottsville for the fiscal year en • ding April 1.1883, is *27.230,000. The tax rate will be six mills on the dollar. At a recent meeting of the fhinkard* of Western Pennsylvania, the proposi tion to relinquish the ancient and pe culiar drees of the sect was voted down. A split in the denomination was the re sult. A Chester pigeon-fancier challenge! any competitor in the same town to a homing match from Baltimore. Wil mington. New York or Philadelphia for from *lO to *.Vt a side. Msrtin Kelly, the absconding treasur er of a lodge of the Amalgamated asso ciation in Pittsburgh, has been discov ered in Wisconsin. The amount of hit defalcation is about *6OO. The Lehigh \ alley I tail road Compa ny have purchased the property of tha Butler Coal Company at Pittsion. for merly occupied by their ooal shutea, with the intention of erecting a new freight and passenger depot. A force of forty men have been put to work track laying on the Naxareth Railroad, at Pen Argyl, Lehigh county. It is expected they will reach Naxareth by .Inly 4 and that the road will t ready for business by August I. A reward of one thousand dollars ia ottered by the fjueen Fire insurance company for the arrest and conviction of the party or partiea who set fire to the barn of Mrs. fl, Dawson Coleman at on the night of May 26. The Cambria County Bar Association has elected R. L. Johnston, president: John P. Linton, vice president; W. H. Rose, tressurer. and A. V. Baker, aecre tary. The association has two rooms in the new Court House, well furnished. The bill against Professor Samuel Jackson, pyrotechnist, and William N an Horn, his assistant, for involuntary manslaughter, growing out of the Chea ter explosion casualty, was ignored by the grand jury of Delaware county yea terdey. A negro bojr at Richmond, this lUtc, lied to hi* mother and "hoped God would paralyse bit tongue if be was not telling the truth." He waa attacked with flu, ia now unable to apeak, and a superstitious negro preacher of thai place claim* that the lad waa "struck dumb for lying." Lewis L. Bach man, postmaster at Hhenkel's Church, Cheater county, has bed a hearing on a charge preferred against him by Hiaa Kltnira Frees, for opening a Utter addressed to her which contained a photograph. Tim justioe bound orer the accused fa ft,. MO raourity for hia appearaaoa at eoati NO. 24.