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S. T. SHIGERT & E. L. OIiVIS, Editors. • VOL. 6. 1 iht Ctnfte democrat. Twai Sl.ftO par Annum In Advance Thursday Moraine, February 7, 1884. A COMMITTEE of the Window Glass Workers association from Pittsburgh, visited Washington last week with a petition containing 75,000 signatures, asking the passage of the bill to pre vent the importation of foreign con tract labor. ALTHOUOH great effort has been made to induce the Hon. Eckly It ('/OX, of W ilkesharre, to reconsider his incision, he positively declines to be a candidate for re-electioa to the senate fjom the Tweuty-first district. This will be a subject of sincere regret to the people of the state. FUKD DOUGLASS receives uuy amount of indignant ju-otest from hi" colored brethren for mixing with "white trash," when there were so many attractive belles of his own color, who would gladly have contributed to his happiness and the care of his jdathoric bank account. Boss QUAY IS very clear and satis factory when he couveys the informa tion that the Pennsylvania Republican delegation to the National convention will vote for Arthur, Edmunds, Logan, Vmcolu or some other man. That %)me other man" is probably a dark that Matt may be grooming for jJP occasion. Is his name Don ? A FAT CIEKKHHIP 1 A committee •if the New York legislature develops the fact that County Clerk Keenan, of |the city of New York, has an annual income from hit office of gR2,000. He | admits a net income from searches of $66,000, salary 13,000 and other pea- of 13,700. He objects of .-,.<urs to any changes in the manage, mcnt of the office. ♦-- -t ■ j \ THE Patriot authoritatively settles the question upon which the Republi. can papers have been exercising tbem- Jive* lately, that the Governor con. mpl&ted calling auolher extra session Mf the legislature. There will he no lecial session. It was not thought of t discussed by the Governor or hi friends, hoftMr gratifying sueh a thing might be to the 110 a day c<>rp of patriots in Re senate. - - ♦ THE Dsmocrats of the I nited State Senate possessed a little too much gpod sense and sound judgment to uflow Sherman and Mahone to in veigle them into their "bloody shirt trap." 'Sherman baited well, fully up to his best efforts, when "Eliza Pinker ton" was his inspiration, but tho Dem ocratic senators treated him with con tempt, and hia"b!oody shirt" campaign for 1884, fell as flat and harmless as his dead Eliza. NOTWITHSTANDING his admonition to another, Bora Quay talks and dumb- Aunds some of his most ardent party admirers by his talk, when he admits kat there should be considerable odificationa in the tariff laws. Be careful, Mattl The senatorial elec tion is sometimes uncertain and result in the promotion of very insignificant men. This ia no time for a Republi can to be honest even if heroes acci dentally catch a glimmer of tbat virtue. "DonT talk." CARLISLE on Saturday bad an arri val of fifty-two Apache and ten Puebla children to enter the Indian school at tbat place to commence their educa tion. They are accompanied by four of toe Apache chiefs, who will remain at the school a few days and then proceed to Washington. Tbe addi tion of these pupils raises tbe number of students to between 400 and fiOO representing many different tribes- The advancement of the students in (We schools are represented as very flphfactory, and but little doubt now mcists that the right method has at BMMS been adopted to settle tho vexed Awkfot of Indian civilization. Our Improvement# Railroad construction is the absorb ing interest in this locality, and it is a source of regret to us that we have not had time since the sickness ami absence of our juuior, to gather such information of the progress of the various works as would be desirable to our readers, but we hope before long to make amends for the omission. The most important work now in progress is the Vauderbilt line which passes up Beech Creek, traversing Snow Shoe and Rush townships in this county t ami the county of Clearfield, and will be intersected by the Buffalo Run road from this place at Beech Creek. These roads which have already made rapid strides towards completion, wilt, when complefed, bring into active market the coal deposits of those districts with the inexhaustible iron beds of this county, besides settling and populating : a large scope of country heretofore j destitute of these facilities. Already ■ this fact is becoming apparent along ' the line of Beech Creek where settle ments are made, and a respectable town has sprung up as if by nfagic within the last year, and is increasing , rapidly. It is named in honor of Ex- Senator Peale, who represented us so acceptably in the State Senate a few years ago. It is a compliment well deserved a- it was to his energy and public spirit, in connection with our present distinguished Senator Wallace, that the people arc largely, if not mainly indebted for the great improvement now in progress. Again work has been commenced and is in progrcra by the Pennsylvania com pany for building a road from Belle ibnte to Lemont, which is intended to connect with the road from Lewisburg on the Susquehanna through Peons valley. This is another important connection which should have bean nllkde years ago in justice t<>our PeHos 'valloy friend- who contributed so 'liberally to its accomplishment. We are glad now to have the opportunity j to congratulate our patient friends on the certainty of Us completion at an early day. IF any other evidence were wanting then the contempt meted out to Ma hone and Sherman by the Democratic senators, to prove that the late effort of these worthies to inaugurate a "bloody shirt" campaign for the Presi dential election, is destined to end in discomfiture, it is given by influential Republican journals, who -peak for decent Republicanism throughout the country. The Utiea Herald has this to say : "The solid South is, in it essence, chiefly an organized protest against Federal interference with the internal affair* of tbe Southern States." The Rochester Po*i-KsprtM signifi cantly says: 'No mention was made of the 'Southern question' in Presi- 1 dent Arthur's last message. We are also of opinion that in bis inaugural President Garfield said something very like this: 'Enterprise* of the highe*t importance to our moral and material well being invito us and offer ample scope for the employment of our best powers. Let all our people, leaving behind tbem tbe battlefields of dead issues, move forward, and in the strength of liberty and restored Unioo, win tbe grandest victories of peace.' Garfield and Arthur ought to be pretty good authorities on such a point." The war irauee are past and Sher man, at least, ought to have tbe capa city to discern tbat tbe existing busi ness and social relations between the two sections are an effectual bar to the "blood and thunder" denunciations of tbe Southern people, because some rogues ply their villainous methods there, as ihey do to a very large ex tent here in tbt North. MA HONK'S aim, be of hip-pocket notoriety in tbe Virginia riots, baa been given a place in tbe senate, su perceding an experienced and respeota. bie official. Tbis ia civil service in the senate. . : "X|UAL AND XXACT JUSTICE TO ALL MXN, OF WHATXYKR STATS OX FKXPVAAION, KBtlOloe* OX POLITICAL.JW.rot. BELLEFONTE, PA., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1884. THE G. A. R. of the department of Pennsylvania is to be held in Laucax ter, on the sixth and seventh of this month. Great preparation has been made for this meeting, and it is ex pected to be very largely attended. WENDELL PHILLIP*, the world re nowned lecturer and orator, died at his residence in Boston on Sunday last of heart disease. He was in his seventy-third year. His career has been that of a reformer, and has oer tainly tilled a prominent part in form ing the history of the country. ♦ THE reveoue officers at Philadel. phia, it is announced, have discovered ; irregularities'at twelve distilleries in | Lehigh county. Stamps uncancelled and casks tilled with liquor without j lieing stamped. These operators do , not appreciate laws that place stamp* | upon their industries. THE distiibution of the eastern mail the other day was not made strictly in accordance with the rcgula -1 tious of the post-office department, when it was scattered along the rail road for a distauce of seventeen miles 1 between Huntingdon and Altoona- The mail pouch thrown from the fast train at Huntingdon struck a snow bank, was caught up by the wheels of the car and carried aloug and de stroyed with the principal part of their content*. Registered letters and pack ages were found along the track rilled of their contents. THE Democratic State committee at their recent meeting in Ilarrisburg, cl.-cUb an executive committee com posed of the following gentlemeu : W. P. Harrity, of Philadelphia, R. P. Allen, of Williamsport, H. S. Packer of Mauch Chunk, B. F. Myers, of Harrisburg, W. 1. Brennan, of Pitta burgh, Richard Coulter, t>F Westmore land and E. A. HtgW, of Clearfield. TBE>ablo and experienced Democrats co-operating actively with the live and energetic head of the Htalc committee, is an earnest that the Democratic party in Pennsylvania will not fail from inefficient presentation of the issues involved in the campaign of IHM. THE work of restoring the stolen acra- of the public domain to the ownership of tiio government has l>e< n commenced in Congress, and it is to be hoped will he continued, so far as restoration is still possible, Mr. Cobb, chairman of tho committee on Public j Lands, on Friday last called up two hills which were passed. The first. forfeiting all the unearned land grants to railroad corporationa in Mississippi, Alabama, Iyouisiana and Arkansas, amounting to many thousand acres The second forfeit# the grant to the Texas Pacific railroad. Involving 15,- I ODO/MK) acres situated in New Mexico, Arizona and California, and ia claimed on behalf of the Southern Pacitic on j a consolidation of the two roads. Mr. Barr, of Pennsylvania, past the only vote in the House against the passage of the bill, and may be considered the champion of the fraud, if not the attorney of the lobby now in Wash ington protesting. THE latest rumors of cabinet changes at Washington sends Attorney-General Brewster to France and places Mor ton, the minister he snooeeds,' in the offioe of Secretary of the Treasury, and lands Secretary Folger in the office of Attorney-General. These changes are pronounced jndidons by the press. Morton, it is believed will be an able and capable guardian of the Treasury, whose appointment will please and restore Conkling to good temper. Folger is an accomplished lawyer, and will probably have some old fashioned ideas of honest manage ment of the Department of Justice, while Brewster can flourish ia frills and exccntricity in the French Re public to bis heart's content, and a reasonably creditable repreaeolapra. • Irr your Job Work done at the Can# TXB DaaocßAT. Jm ' < KeF • -ffj JkiiM Justlco to Gen. Porter The bill for the relief of Gen. Fitz John Porter pawed the House of Rep resentatives on Friday laid, by a vote of 184 to 78, after eloquent speeches from Ex-Governor Curtiu, and M<w*r- Phelps, of New Jersey, and Wood fort, of Keutucky, in the interest of justice and right. Gov. Curtin is briefly re ported as saying: "He knew Fit* John Porter, and in the beginning of the war that the general was the most enlightened and ardeut advocate of military discipline. The record would i show one significant fact, corning not |so much from the living as from the graves of the dead. The first citizens who asked for a redress of his wrongs were Horace Greeley, Henry Wilson and himself. (Certainly the fidelity of those persons to the Union could not lie questioned. Porter had never ap proached him to ask him to be his advocate. He was pained to hear a distinguished member of the house | (Keifer), over and over again say that Porter was a coward. Before j j God he never knew a Porter who was a fool or a coward [applause.] He I , never before came across a man who had the termity to say that Porter was u coward and he would never hear it j again. He gave an interesting history of the movements of the army of the Potomac in the Iteginning of the war and nearly every member in the bouae stood in a circle around him and fro- i tjucntly applauded his remarks. He dwelt upon the services rendered to j his country by Fit* John Porter and ridiculed General Pope's proclamation j which he declared rattled and glittered with generalities. If Gen. Porter had j violated orders, if he hail treated hia superior officer with disrespect or con tempt, it was the duty of that superior , to have taken away his eosigu of rank immediately and put bun under arrest - Referring to the fact that Cute boon, of Michigan, had eliminated Ijrcra the record his imputation (jcncrsl Grant, he congratulated gentle man upon the good taste which he had exhibited, and that between the time of the delivery of the speech and pub lication of it ho had had time to re pout. He criticised the speech of Mr. Ilorr, of Michigan, for its expression of the opinion that no ex-confederate should vote upon this bill, and took it for granted thAt the mvu who, in error, but in the belief that they were right, had fought in the great war were lietter men than rjuartermaters, paymaster*, sutlers and contractors. [Laughter.] In a brilliant perorialion, which was warmly applauded, he appealed to the house to do justice to a wronged man, and at the conclusion of bis speech he was heartily congratulated by his friends. Aw exchange speaking of the death of Harry F. Packer, which took place 1 at his residence in Mauch Chunk on Friday last, remarks: "There has been a strange fatality in the Packer family writhio a fsw years. Judge Asa Packer, the heed of the family and founder of the Lehigh Valley railroad j system, rounded out bis three-score and ten years with his faculties unabated, but since his death both his sons and bis wife have followed him to the City of the Silent, and both sons died child less. The only lineal heirs of the large Packer estate now living, are Mies Mary E. Packer, the only sur viving child, and the children of Dr. Linderman. Only six years ago Judge Facker celebrated hia golden wedding, with the venerable minister who had married him fifty years before, and bis sons and their wives and his daughter present. Now father, mother and sons have paaed away, and but one of a family of five remains to mourn those who have gone before. Harry E. Packer, who died on Friday, was one of the few millionaries of the laod wbojeroploywl wealth in all channels oUtaMficcoce." The deceased at the tnue of bis death was a member of tbo democratic Executive committee of Uti state. ' "11 .*. m MIL MOUIHON, chairman of the-Ways and Means committee, completed his tariff bill on Monday and introduced it in the House on the call of stales. It makes a reduction of 20 per cent, on numerous articles, which in some CAM* the reduction is greater or less thau this rate, and provide* that there shall be no lower rate than in the Morill act of 1861. The title of the bill is "An act to reduce import duties and war tariff taxes." We may now expect that the great struggle of the j session commences in earnest. The Washington Pout *ay* of the bill: "It would be impovible for any man to prepare a tariff bill that would ,give universal satisfaction, indeed, : so difficult is the work of tariff" revis ion, so varied and conflicting the in terests involved, and so discordant the 1 view* of even those who agree on eer lain general principles of tariff taxa tion, that one may almost say that no man can make a tariff that would be altogether satisfactory to any other : man. The hill introduced by Mr. Morri son yesterday and referred to the Ways : and Means committee, will, we are confident, meet with a* little opposition as would be encountered by any schedule intended to effect such reduc tion of revenue a* i* now imperatively demanded. All tbe protection afforded by tbe Morrill tariff of 1861 jg provided for in the Morrison bill. Almost twenty year# after the war, and when the people are being taxed to the extent of about a hundred millions a year more than the Government has any proper use for, it would seem to lie 1 high time to do what this bill proposes —"To Redocc War Tariff" Taxes." It may be said in favor of this hill that it is intended to insure the relief falsely promised by the present tariff"; i also that it is not unnecessarily aggros I sive in any direction—aiming to make the requisite and indispensable rcduc* | lion of income with the leat possible 1 disturbance of our industries. We believe that about all of the ad- ' ditions to the free list will be approved by the committee, by the House and by the people. The committee will give roost care ful consideration to every feature of the hill, and will make changes where ] good reasons may he shown therefor. Mr. Morrison doe* not claim perfec- i tion for this measure, and will i.e glad to lie show n how it ran be made bettor." Gov. HOADLY, of Ohio, declare* himself in favor of Senator I'ayno for ( I'irsident. Of course! He's an Ohio man 1 COL. T. B. MARTIN, a well known lawryer of Wilkesbarre, in a public lee. lure. Siturday, asserted that the people had a right to petition Congress to prs vent the importation to tkia country of Hungarian and pauper labor by corpora tions and wealth, tbat their coffers may grow (at regardlera of tbe condition and welfare of the American cititen. 'To day," aaid the speaker, "many of our mines are running on half time, and the ore mines of Reading are paying but aixty five cents a day, and many families are destitute in consequence. Whet ia the oause? The cause ia Hun garian and pauper labor brought into oompetition with tbe labor of men wbo demand fair wagee tbat tbey can live in daoeacy and not in infamy and diagraoe, as do tba pauper laborers of Europe. Ry virtue of this cheap labor tbe markets are glutted with an over-pro duction of manufaotare# of all kinds." ■- ♦ A New Yorker fbr President. The New York Star is n pertina cious advocate of the proposition that tbe Democratic candidate fbr Presi dent should be taken from New York. It Memoes that the electoral vote of that State is esmntial to the suooess of tbe party, and claims that it ia a euro Democratic State when its vote ia brought out, adding an admitted fact, tbat the recent accession* of former Republicans to tbe Democratic ranks ia more noticeable there ibn else where. Tbe Albany TVme# finds objections urged againat either Tilden or Sey mour, by those pho, nevertheless, con cede tbat, if there be a man who, on TERMS: $1.50 per Annum,ln Advance. the Democratic ticket, can carry New York, that man rhould be made the candidate. To thin implied inquiry our contemporary )al named offere the following lint : GROVER CLETEUIIi, RoMWKLL P, FIXIWIB, HKNKY W. SLOCVM, FRAMCIA KKRNAN, AHRAM S. HEWITT, EttArrt a RROOKH, CALVIN E. PRATT, ERARTLH CORNING, WILLIAM DOBHHI£UKK P SAMUEL 8. COX, AIXKN C. BKAF.-H, WILLIAM C. RUOER, GEORGE B. BRALLBY, HOMKB A. NELKON. The Star says : "Borne of the gen tlemen named in thin list would cer tainly carry the Mate, if nominated ; and there are many other able and deserving Democrat*, not embraced on the nbove roll, who would prove equally strong if brought to the front." The Wilkesbarre f freely confesses its inability to decide for itself as yet which of the galaxy f eminent names mentioned above or elsewhere ought to be placed at the head of the Democratic ticket at the approaching convention. Were it mearly a question of men, the task of making choice would not be diffi cult. I'encylvania has at least five great Democrats, either of whom would honor the ofliiec. There are no brighter, cleaner or safer men than Winfield Scott Hancock, 'Bamuel |J, Randall, William A. Wallace* Andrew (j. ( urtin or John Trunkev. The country has never had a better President than eirher of this brilliant quintette aonld make. The situation, however differs materially from that which four years ago impelled the I nwn-Ijeadrr to take position among the very earliest advocates of the nomination of (reneral Hancock. There is uo such drift of Democratic sentiment as then towards any one man. There is no such moving cause for it. It is not a time for indulging jTrv.nal preference or for considering the question of locality for the mere purpose of honoring a locality. The great issue is slowly and surely being made up, and when that shall have I Income definitely settled and nnder -tood, then the records of the several gentleman named and their personal j strength in the localities in which they 1 severally belong will unerringly mark I the men whose nomination will he i most likely to bring victory. Haainv Naval Cadets. > tin Mtrswcx* pr 4rr*ts mini oc- CI SSIJ. I.4ST MTCRDAT. ANNAPOLIS, M 1., Jan. 30.— 00 Satur day afternoon a number of first class men went into fourth Classman f'adet ' r *ok M. Kussell s room and requested him to stand on bis head. Fourth t'lass" m*n Cadet Charles C. Craig, of Illinois Itusscii t room male —was next ap proached bjr the first classmen, when t'rsig raised his skates and struck Cadet John . Maxey, of Texas, in the fore head. The ligbt were then put out and a free fight ensued, in which Cadet Harry Fried lander, of New York, of the aecmd clam, waa knocked down and kicked in the stomach by Cadet Craig, who managed to fight faia way out of the crowd and get down stair*. The rebellion of the fourth clansmen against the higher classes was imme diately reported among the cadets, and three of the upper classes made one end after supper Cadet Craig seas oou fronted by a dosen upper classmen who wanted him to challenge any one of their number for a fiat fight op stairs. He said he would take it now. They then attempted to oarry him up stair*, but he resisted, and the noise at tract nt the attention of the Sergeant of Marine*, who does police duty at the new quar. ten, aed the sflbir ended. The matter waa reported to Captaio Ramsay. .Superintendent of the Aca demy, on Monday. It ia reported that after Craig had eluded their greep the upper classes slashed through the fourth clammen's quarters, and haaed them "all hand* around." The fourth rlammsn show all their old-time determination to prot*ul their tormentor* by their sileece aed feigned igooraeoe. Neval Cadet Sam WHeea, .Tr„ ami William Peacock, fourth rlaemtea, both of Indiana, quarantined en the Unites! Stete* ship San tee, left their quarter* yesterday and ctaid all night at tho Maryland Hotel, in Annapolie, where they eeolly registered their full names- This morning, their s bee nee bring die covered, Watchman Denver waa sent after them, and they were taken to the Sentee end pieced hi eoUtary confine NO. 15.