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£l)c Centre iHfe. Democrat.
BHUUKKT & VAN OHM Kit, Editors. VOL. 6. She Ctnfrt democrat. Torino t1.50 oar Annum In Advance, 8. T. BHUGERT A J. R. VAN ORMER, Editors. Thursday Momine, July 26, 1883. Democratic Stnto Convention. The Democratic Stfttc Convention will m**t I" lII® o|wrm houn*. Ilnrrisl'Utit. on Wwlniwl*), An;. I, *t I" a. in., to nominate a omdMat* fr Audltor-tlencr*! and a tan delate for .Stair Trm*ur*r, and to trans*, •uch othrr loiaitiras a* the convention majr dctannine. There will al> bo prwcnUd t the wnifntlon a resolution which has born adopted by Ihr Slate Com mittal, changing the rub'* of the party *o it* t< t;v the tint# of the annual mooting of tli State ■ inmlt t.- at I |> in , on the Wednesday after the third Moll day of January, tn*tea<l of th* thirl Monday a* now provided. Under the new rule* of the party the representa tion in the SUto Convention w ill be by repress nUtlvn delegate* flom existing representative di*tri t, on® lor eat li I.nOO Democratic vote* emit at the Ut gulie natorial election, or fr a fraction t.f l.iMl auch votea amounting to-Vlii or inure ; Provided that earh repre sentative liatri*:t ahall have at b a*t one delegate. There will te a meeting of the Pem - rtt) State Cam tu It tee 111 liarritburg on Tuesday July 31, at * p. in. W. C HK9SRL, J. B. Lirgrt, Clerk. Chairman state Com. The Democratic Dolegato Election and County Convention. The Democratic voter* of Centre connty will mee at the regular placet of holding the general election for the districts n Saturday, Aug. U, IHKt.to elw-t delegate* to the Democratic Conaty Convention The •lection will open at i o'clock, V. and l*e at aix P. N. The delegate* rhoceQ at the almVe time will meet In the Court llou** at Be|lef.nte,on Tu-••lay. Aug. 11, at 2 o'clock, r. to nominate on* candidate for A aociate Judge, one candidate for District Attorney, one candidate for County Surveyor, arid to transact auch other buainota a* the lnterwt* ol the party may demand. The number of delegatea t which each district i en* titled i a* follow*: Bellrfonte. N W SlOregg, P, P A |WN p I W. W 1 Ilain®*, i: p Mlavtmrg 1 " HP Miliheim 2 llalfruooti. Tnionville . 1 H ■# Howard Barn. .1 Bomrd, i I'hilipaturg. lt W. 1 I lotion I " 2ndW.. 2 Mbttty 1 " 3rd W.. 1 Mart..n . Banner rt Mile* 5 Bacgi . .. i Pitt.-n 1 On flag* petm Cwrttn 1 P-it-r.N p . Ferguaun.O P.. " S.P 4 .V P 1 Ka* Spring I dnow gh® Taylor 1 Walker I I nloo.. . 1 Worth. 2 The committee holding the delegate electi-n* and the rule* will t* published next w-'k W, \|nu W*nu. Wx C. Iliiait, Secretary. Chairman. IT will be seen by Mr. J. 11. Van Ormcr's valedictory in this paper, that his connection with the publication of the CENTRE DEMOCRAT has censed. He retires with the view of embark ing in more congenial as well as more lucrative employment in Philadelphia, in which he has our best wishes for abundant success. His association with us has been plea-ant and cordial, and we have no doubt his activity and ability will commend him in his new relations. Adieu. In severing my connection with the editorial management of the CENTRE DEMOCRAT, a word or two of explana tion and leave-taking will he expected. Considerations of primary import ance to me render the change advisa ble and obligatory. A field of labor, less extensive but more congenial, has been thrown open, and my own inter-! est* demand that I enter it. To re main here meant possible political preferment and probable business suc cess, both to be secured, if at all, how ever, at the expense of considerable personal humiliation and an incessant struggle with adverse circumstances. The goal might have been reached if sufficient endurance to withstand the heat and exertion of the race had been my portion. I regret exceedingly to part with my venerable associate; his kindncs.'| and consideration will ever be remem. bertd with emotions of thankfulness, and whatever may be my lot in the future, his precepts and example will materially aid me in the performance of duty. To the friends of the DEMO CRAT I return heartfelt thanks foi many evidences of kindly interest aud ask of them a continuance of their friendship and support for my succos- aor. I wish also Jto acknowledge the under which I rest to the members of the local ami district press. They have been uniformly courteous, and the relations at all times have been pleasant and fraternal. If I, perforce, bear with me, in re \ tiring, a few grievances, I am, as well, the happy possessor of many decidedly enjoyable recollections, the result of my labor with and for the best inter ests of the people of Centre county. Good bye. J. It. VAN OUMER. t "KVJUAI. ANO EXACT JCHTICE TO ALL MKN, OV WHATEVER STATE OU I'KKSUAKION, HKLIQIOL'S OK POLITICAL. "—Jeffcrsbti Tho Story of Crltno. The New York <S'u;i recently con tained an expose, covering many col umns, of tho intrigues aud corruption to which the leaders of the Republi can party resorted for tho purpose of electing Carfield aud Arthur in I* S|l . The exposure has startled the Repub licans, as they trace its origin to ex- Senator Stephen W. Dorscy, the late friend and confidant of < len. < iarfield, and Secretary of the National Re publican Committee who had the management of the campaign, aud the disbursement of it.s funds. Tho fuel that Dorsey has turned state's evidence and details with alarming perspicuity the history of that memorable contest which ended in the election oft iarfield hv bribery, is, at this time, a story that our Republican friends would he glad to hide from public view. The story has often been whispered before how the public treasury was robbed and the plunder obtained used to pur chase aud debauch the ballot and con trol thesuflragc of states, hut until now, no active responsible participant in the villany had the efiroutry to make it public, as evidence of faithful service to his party, for which he has not re ceived that consideration to whi< h ho is entitled. The sickening detail however, arc too long to follow at pr. -• ent, but it tells that Indiana was cur ried for the Republicans only by an immense expenditure of money —that this adroit ami cherished agent of the assassinated President and his party left Wull street the latter part of September 1880, with over 8-100,- 000 in ca-h or convertible paper —that he had this converted into two d -llar bills—that he went to Indiana, and stale hail been carefully polled and was found to lie decidedly Democratic —that the money was disbursed through competent agent-., carefully selected for the purpose, and that tln state, d'-clar 1 Democratic by actual poll, wa Republican on election day. All this, he atiirms, with the knowledge j and approval of (iarfield. Other facts are referred to in these remarkable disclosures equally - art ling, some of wlifch may yet reach congressional investigation. That re lating to the appointment of Stanly Mathews a- a Ju-tice of the Supreme Court mar demand explanation to the representatives of tho people. Dor scy, says Jay Gould was not di-poed to contribute to the campaign expen ses the $lOO,OOO expected of him. To get this contribution (iarfield promised in writing to appoint a Judge of the Supreme ('ourt favorable to Oould's I corporation interests. This promise. - it is added will le produced, when do- . manded by proper authority. (ne thing is certain, Stanley Mathews was appointed Judge by (iarfield —that he was favorable to Gould's corporate in terests, and that the President knew the fact. Take the wholo expose in detail as it appears in the Sun, it furnishes n chapter of political degradation that no party could out-live except one edu cated and trained in the principle that the "end justifies the means," and that political virtue, and decency are only intended for fools and simpletons. THE Telegrapher's strike, which had been expected for some time eatne off on Thursday last at noon, when on a signal given at that hour, nine or ten thousand operators all over the country, left their instruments on n demand for fair compensation from the corporators for services and lnbor rendered. The Telegraph has become a necessity to all branches of ami no doubt many interests will be seriously affected by the strike if pro longed. But whether the movement is successful or not, the public sympa thy will be with the striking employes. BUNN'S Phila. Tramrript (rep,,) says the Me's and O's will not perspire much in getting up enthusiasm to put the Queen's ex-soldier (Livscyj into the State Trcasuiy. jr.. RKLLKI'ONTK, I'A., THURSDAY, .II I.Y JHB3. Till: two bosses in the lute Repub lican convention would have it under stood that they disagreed OH to the; men to be nominated. They acknowl edged that they bossed the concern as the agents of the absent master boss, but "the ruling passion being strong," they probably could not avoid the temp tation to cheat each other. <^tiny ad mits defeat, and is willing to credit the junior boss Magec with the neces i cc-ary adroitne-s to bring it about. Ross (£uny explains his defeat as fol lows : "Mr. Magee and Cameron were committed to l'assmore and neither | ever advi-ed me of any de ign upon j his part to break the contract. Ma gic was probably led away by his /.cal for civil-service reform, ami the Sim* tor had neglected to cominunii ate with his frii lids. The facts are that I'ass- i mores friends to the very last expec ted the support of the Allegheny dele- j tion, and, by systematic lying, prr.-i-- ted in until the commencement of the hallotting.were deceived as to the status of the delegates from Dauphin, I.an" ca.-ter, JJcrks, the .luniata Yalh-y and other Cameron strongholds. "Mr. Magec was so fully occupied ! in wooding the depths of poblic w nti* i ment that he did not find time t> com- J rnunicnte hi- change of purp -e t"> me lor to Mr. l'assmore. Niles was saved hv the so—u■ o— ot' my motion to n rui- I nate the State Treasurer fir-t, which I was made in pursuance ofauumhr-! -tnmiing with hi- -upp -rt- r- in the northern tor i p!. v tie N.i- v> !e n_'aiu-t tie gat : i . ; i Run nel. It a'-i w-rv' 1 t!ie jm r: e of showing th ban Dof the' diih .-int j candidates f>r Auditor-' icm-ral. "It i i. : likely that the Camerens j look any par in ti. eaiivn,. hut here after 1 -hall take rare n ver to mum with tlnCnmei n bounds uti!<--- the Snator i- pn -- ut to tak> j-a r t in th hunt. Tiie st -ry of an nrraugeinent botwun Magee and myself i- the 1 sheree-t of nonsense." Win x" it i r- ali/. i that th' R. pub licans mut gain a numher of states to have the slighte-t chance of "iicecs next year, the ontlook is not one t-> : inspire a great deal of enthusiasm t" llulwll's "grand old party." Rut when it is al-o realized that the D niocrat may meet with - rioiis 10--> an i yet emerge from the campaigns' serenely ahead of the enemy, deli rmiticd to in 1 augurntc a Democratic I*r i lent, law fully, honorably, and without allowing fraud appliance- to intervene, it will he -imply stunning to the thieves of 187G or the ballot purchasers of IMO. | im • m I>' reply to a resolution passed by the Senate favoring immediate adjourn ment and n-king coneurrence of th" House, on account of the exjienses of the session and thecontinaeil disagree ment, Representative Sharp, truthfully j and properly remarked "That a wan ton insult to the constitution of Penn sylvania, and a deliberate violation of its mandates in regard to apportion ; menu of representative* among the JK-O pie, would he far more costly than the expenses of an extra session if it continued nil summer. In this senti ment the House concurred, and the resolution now awaits the action of the Ways and Means Committee. The mandates of the Constitution and the oaths of members arc equally irnpara tive in demanding apportionment. Failure is therefore incretisabfe and criminal both in law and morals, and ' the conspirators against either, should, , and no doubt w ill bo held to a fear ful accountability which adjournment will not relieve. Gentlemen, give us an honest, fair constitutional appor- , tioument of the representatives. You ■ are sworn to do so as representatives ( of tho people, not as mere representa- , lives of party or faction. The respon- j sibility of delay and the expenses fob ( lowing will Ira duly placed to the , credit of those who earn it j Tn K Telegrapher's are still holding out for an increase on their wages, wc hope they will get their demand, 1 Tin: great victory of Gen. Crook over the Apaches, is now considered by many n.s a great hoax. It is pretty certain that the savages he did not take and bring in, arc still marauding in force the pu< ilied districts of Gen. Crook's operations. Mlt. AUTIII r.'s administration has made a splendid test of the civil ser vice reform. When the lav. and the rule prepan-d with so much lloiirish went into i-fli-cl the other day, then was just one vacancy to lie lill<<l all other having been lilh-d in advance from personal appointments without examination. SoMnof the Republican paper- do not seem to be bappv over the politi cal I'Utlnok. Tie re apj> intmcnl < f ; Tom ('oopi r as chairman of the State Republican committee, i- vol' i "a | stupid blunder" only c--jtial!• <1 bv tin I adopti- n of Rarker.- < mmunistii jilank in the platform. 1 m ami his a-- ssuicnU and circular- was < rtainlv a failure last year, n- w 11 a a bon • I but who knows wbat greatness ho may i arhii vc this y-ar when put in pur-nit j'.f the public revenui by Rarker. < Hen t' fore tin stealings have hem by i dril now it i- to be wli >lc-ale, and ! the os-ociatiun of thieve- enlarged. CNITOIT t AIU. M IN I;/ feels moved it' remark that "if the I tern -erati' ! party does not carry the n> x! I're*r j :'lnitial election, it hn- no vitality in lit; that tire American j pie are.]. I terminid not t" tru-t it nr. i r m y ' circuinstanci -, and that it ha i IwtU r lisband." Wberi-unt • the R -t n /' ' r'-p nd-: "Well, hardly. I• wa not because of lark of vitality that the Democrat# failed t carry the el< • ■ ;i n in I**o, but Ix-causc the Repub j bean party spent from fli'Mt iro • t• • *l.- I 'HK),OOO in buying v- tes. It :- jio-si !>!<• that the Democrats may fail in D s 1 for a similar re an." While it must be admitted that a repetition . : the puri ba-c game of 1 $BO i- j -tible : r bd, it is rhe. ring to ri-fb < t that the diflioulti' - now surrounding "tin grand old party" arc much greater I than they w re four years ag > —greater, I iii tact, than they have h--u at any ; jsoriixl of its existence, if we except ihe time betwe en their loss of the ele c - tion in 1 x7 and the ir c apture of the Presidency by theft a lew mouths i later. Tin: nnmitUc of the Massachusetts lepi-lature who have been for some ; time investigating the Tcwk-bury almshoti-e, have made a report white, j wa-liing that delectable in.-tituti n. It is signed by the Republican tie mix r> of the committee, who severely r• u -ure ' iov. Rut'cr and pronounce "the : main charges of hi- excellency as, ' groundless and cruel." <hi the other hand the Democratic or minority I * members of the committee make a re" port elainiiug that "although much important testimony was excluded, all the main charges were fully sustained, that the. officers of the institution were guilty of the most wilful neglect, of peculations without parallel, of the most abandoned debauchery and wanton cruelty, the, evidence of which cannot fail to carry conviction to all intelligent and unbiassed minds" They also say "that the testimony is cumulative to an overwhelming de gree that infants were purposely pois oned and willfully neglected to linger in a starving condition till death," by those in charge of that department. This is a fearful indictment to accom pany the white-wash. CHANDLKR'H wires in New Hamp shire seems to have lost their potency. Thus far he does not harmonize the disgruntled republicans of the legisla ture of that state worth a cent. No Senator is yet chosen, nor does the candidacy of Chandler, appear to offer any sujierior charms over that of Rol* lins. They arc evidently both to be retired. NKXT Wednesday tho Btato Coc I vention will assemble. Aii Apportionment t erfuiu. TIIE EVTKA ' t. ' lON WLL.L. NOT EN 1/ HI TIJOTT ONE IIEI .'I MALE There will be an apportionment. The republican htulwurli need not take the comfortable unction home to themselves that there will not he. It in .imply a waste of time that <-oul'l Lc mved if they would lay aside tin-obhtinate spirit which appears -ohtiong in their present determination to defeat the duly that . before them for fulfillment. Repub lican members of the house are wearied out by the dilatory practices and tixtic of * -nators I'ooper, Kcyburn, i'a\ and Drier, an-l tln-y are not at all back war i in saying that these gentlemen are .lowly c oning down from the ulti matum po .tion to that spirit of corn promise and concession which ha chara teri/.ed the democratic dealings with the question since the extra session began. A prominent senator said last 'evening that there wa no doubt of an apportionment. To gain it would lake time and considerable cotsce.--ion, but an apportionment in both congressional and senatorial d. tr - ts would be made. Ho states that the Stewart bill of seven t u t . eleven would be the r--suit anil ' upon it an agreement would eventually :be made, Ihe . ante senator Is of opin i ion that the leg.-Uture would Lot dare to a J urn until the work WAS completed AS th*< governor would immediately ri i- .nv.-nebotli branches and in A rues sag'- I the language of which would have no j uncertain sound about it. The sul j- t ! of adjournment i-. no longer discussed with the fervency of a week ago by the members. It i considered i v the stal l warts that delay can no longer be kept u;> w.'.h gr.ci bef -e the people and they quietly admit that the democrats liav- hone tly aimed to carry out the ' -trict r< juircmenU of the constitution, i Thi l.ul a i nfirrnation of the demo crat. cos . from the 1 . ginning, to do the w >rk which by their <>a!hs they have sworn to do, arid which tbc repub licAns of the senate I y dilatory tfin n ivros, havo viotatsd and brokso.— II J'aV ■!. The Opeu lt<ia-t of the ( onspimtnr V.'m n Mr. Itnrsey tells the story of the in i ana election in INSu, however, it may be depended on that ho is re | latitig that which he know- to be true, and there was never a more d.-graceful ' incident in American history. <ddly enough, Mr. Dorsey tells of his j art in ;it with evident | ride. He fairly glories in h.s ucci - a-a compter of elections and AS a hob ALE 1 riber. He frankly admit that a thorough and individual cm,si's of the state showed it to t>e "hopeh sly democratic." In the latter part of September, however, he had 'completed his organisation and had le.arm 1 "the influence# that could be brought to bear on each voter.'* Then, he says, the mm of four hundred and thirty two thou- and dollars, contributed by (lie funding yr. In ate, w.a- <nt from New *i ork to Indiana, mostly in two dollar hills, Mr. Dorsey 's fine feelings and sensitive honesty prevented him from inking a personal part in the die Dilution of this filthy lucre to the itch ing palms of tho sordid vote sellers. At he expresses his duties, he WAS there "to prevent, so fur as possible, any of the money from sticking in the pockets of the men who were trusted to dii- , tribute it." Tho man intent on steal | ing the presidency of the nation must , i have ha i a holy contempt for the leaser 11 thieves, his "trusted" underlings, who t j might try to steal a few hundreds of do] 1 iur# of the bribe money. He says that t, "these bill# were distributed through | the state, just as ballots were, in great < bunches. Tho destination of each was i perfectly well known, and by noon of 1 election day they had fallen like snow ( flakes silently all over the state, al though more in some parts than others, t Then came tho count of polls in the t evening. The four hundred and thirty ( thousand dollars in two dollar bills, < combined with Dorsey'* plan of orgs ( nisation, had won. The democratic i party was snowed under by green 1 backs." This is not the unsupported ' guess of an op|>osing partisan ; it is the I open boast of the principle oonspirators. It is not a piece of startling news, for < the vice president elect made an almost ) equally candid avowal at the Dorsey banquet in New York after the elec r tion; but it completes the certainly c that as the "visiting statesmen" stole f the presidency in 1876, so tho bribing fl statesmen stole it in 1880. 1 lu support of the revelations from I TOMS: #1.50 per Annum,ln Advuncr. Horsey * budget it in asserted that the written memoranda exi*t to prove that the Jtepublican candidate for President in PWJ agreed to appoint Levi I*. Mor ton Secretary of the Treasury and to intriut the large funding operations of the Jrca-ury to a syndicate of New ork ban Iter a. It ia further asserted that a written agreement was made with Jay fiould to put Stanley Mat thews on the Pent h of the Supreme Court. in return, Morton, at the bead of tho bankers, syndicate, and Jay Gould pa. 1 an enormous amount of money for the election of Garfield. ' '>' :>) that tho syndicate alone i i (our hundred thousand dollars the disLur-eiiH-nt of which was made in the Indiana and Ohio election. In con sequence of complications that rubs<- quently ero-e Morton was made Minis t'T to France instead of secretary of i the J rea ury, L .t Manloy Matthews was j j.o.rited Jubtice of the Supremo Court and i >nfirmed by one rote after a b.tter contest. If such proofs of flagitious politic;.' corruption exist they mu-t be known to a number of person-, and ,t is time now to produce tb< :i. 1 orey cannot jro due them, for they were not confided to him, but his ml.mate knowledge of th" operations of the campaign, as its rot trusted manager, enables him to a- ■< rt that the written agreements were made. Tho nia.n charg' which these urnent-. are .1 t. j rot'- were made , long ago. but neither I,<-vi P. Morton i; r ay I - >uld, nor any one of the par tie. who taunt have knowledge of their existence if tln v were ever written, has made the -l.gblc id r,.il. I) .rscy gives from bis budget the enormous amounts of money that were, expended in Indi ar.a and else where during the campaign of under l.i supervision. and there is no other account than that which ho g v * a- to the manner m which the money was raised. If the declarations of Horsey in re. gard to the written agreements with Morton and Jay Gould be accepted as true in the absence of any denial by the persons most deeply interested in 1 'proving thern, they reveal a degree j i.cul ,ni ; ;;ty an 1 corruption ex ling tho crime by which the Presi. ( ier.cy was stoon in 1-70. In 1-70 tho juie.net ;<> is were und in the lie j turning I' ardsof Louisiana and Flori da to count out the electoral votes of tin- e two States. It is true that John Sherman and other prominent party leader- who superintende 1 the trai.si.c lions in Louisiana and Florida became beneficiaries of the crime Put If. P. Hayes, the chief beneficiary of the deed, had no share in it beyond his con sent until it was fully consummated. In i--'i the candidate for President, if Horsey is to b<- believed, went to New York in tho midst of his campaign and bargained ofl" the greatest offices in hi* ! gift for money to secure his election, j He agreed to turn over the treasury of the people to a ring of Wall street money changers and to put upon the Supremo Bench a Judge named by Jay Gould. I'hilu Keeor-i. The Indiana Purchase. Put tho worst criminal can make a truthful confos-ion, and even Brady tnay be bclived when he relates the story of his own rascality. He no doubt speaks the truth in relation to the $40,000 raised by him from the Star route men to carry Indiana in Xovem her. after the great bribery in that state in October, General Arthur "was wil ling tn give written authority for the collection of the money,'' Brady says, but a letter from tlarfield was demand ed and secured. "1 do not think I needed better authority," continue" Ilrady, "and I raised the money at onco." We are not left in doubt as to how this money was expended. It was used to make a second purchase of the state of Indiana. "We had really as much of a fight there in November as in October," says Brady, "because it was necessary to follow up the victory. Where a two dollar bill sufficed in the former month a five dollar note had to be expended in Oxtober, and as I'orsey say* they were crisp and new and seem ed like a shower from heaven to our people." This it how these precious republican rascals defeated an bonorrble, honest candidate like General Hancock for the presidency and elected James A. Oar' field. This ia how they purchased in 1830 the presidency they had stolen in 1876. NO. I'll.