Centre Democrat. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1848-1989, June 16, 1881, Image 2

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The Largest, Cheapest and Best Paper
Krum tlio New Turk 01x'r*r.
Second Quarter,
111 R*V. IIK.NHV M. QSot'T, 0. D.
Jt'NK 19.
Luton 12.
fInUHN Text -.—"Fur even tlie N.HI 'if Mn < nie nut
to bo miitUterttl ontu. but to iiilnl.tT, au'l to give tile
life a rsnauii (or lusujr."—Murk 10 : (•'>.
Central Truth: —Christ's love for sonls
anil eagerness to savo them a quenchless
Our present lesson is a review of the
second quarter. It includes nearly two
thirds of Luke's entire Gospel, and
much that is not found in either of the
othors. The period of time is, how
ever, not long. It extends only from
November to April of the last year of
our Saviour's ministry.
For a year and a half he had been in
Galilee. But his work there was done.
The time of the end was drawing on.
Accordingly "he steadfastly set his face
to go to Jerusalem." With this an
nouncement our quarter's study began.
Bome of the events included in the
chapters which follow may belong to an
earlier period. The order of time is
not exact, though doubtless in the
main, it is preserved.
Leaving Galilee, our Saviour's course
was across a corner of Samaria, and
through Perea, east of the Jordan. It
was not direct. Ho was preceded by
messengers, and went where they were
received. Also a little time must elapsp i
before the terrible hour of his sufferings, ,
that the truths the disciples were be
ginning to grn-p might take deeper
root. Twice he anticipated his triumph- !
al and final entrance into Jerusalem by
brief visits, the first being at the time ,
of the Feast of Dedication, and the
other for the raising of Lazarus. In
both instances the threatened violence
of the rulers hastened his departure.
Rut the cross was hi? goal. "He was in
the grip of his grand purpose of aton
ing tor the sins of the world." And his
soul was straitened till it should be ac
The first lesson was
F01.1.0M IN'. JESUS.
It is in two part?. The first presents a
{licture of intolerance, together with a
esson of loving patience. The other
part shows the spirit with which one is
to set out in the Christian life. Three
kinds of followers are described and ad
monished—the impetuous, the procras
tinating and the irresolute. The only
acceptable service, we are taught, is that
of the whole heart. It must be delib
erate, unconditional and entire. The
surrender must be at once and forever.
The second lesson was
Of all our Saviour's parables this is one
of the most striking and familiar. Its
great lessons aro two. First, the essen- j
tial principle of all true religion is love j
—love to God and to men ; to all men i
without distinction of race, rank, or j
Slace. This is Christ-like. This is
eaven. The other lesson is one that is
often missed. The Scribe regarded
eternal life as something to be earned
by "doing." The Saviour probed his
heart and showed him its great defects.
If saved, it must be by grace. This i? j
the conclusion to which self knowledge
must lead us all.
The third lesson was
It was a characteristic of the Pharisee?
that they made great account of out
ward appearances, indeed of the most <
trifling external things, but neglected
to put sin awav from the heart. ' For
such hollow pretensions to piety, Jes is
had only words of sternest rebuke. His
words arn a solemn warning to all.
"Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees,
which is hypocrisy."
The fourth lesson was
Chief among the tendencies native to
the heart is that which would lay up for
self, but is not rich toward God. It ap
pears in other ambitions beside? the
disposition to hoard wealth. It makes
riches, honor, social standing, pleasure,
worldly success, the grand aim of life.
The sin and the folly of all this is the
impressive lesson of the parable.
The fifth lesson was
By two charming parables we were
made to see both why and how God
seeks the sinner. Because he pities and
values him, be goes after him with pains
and patience, and the wisest choice of
means. Having found and rescued
him, bis joy, the joy of heaven, is faint
ly imaged by that of the shepherd over
the recovered sheep, and that of the
woman who had found the missing
The sixth lesson was
This was found to be truly "the pearl
of parables." It is a condensed history
of a wandering soul and its return to
God ; of its sin, misery, repentance and
restoration. Its special design is to
show how ready God is to receive such.
He notes the first signs of repentance,
and with great gladness goes forth to
meet tbem. The three paiables of the
ohapter give a most melting and win
ning glimpse of the heart of God.
The seventh lesson was
It was a lesson well fitted to make upon
all thoughtful miods adeep and serious
impression. For a moment it lifts the
veil which hidea the world to come. It
teaches that our future condition is
being determined by the use we are
making of present opportunities: that
we aball be judged according to charac
ter, and not by our outward circum
stances ; and that the light of Revela
tion is sufficient to guide ua to heeven.
The unsaved will be without excuae as
they will be without hope.
The eighth leaaon was
By the story of the Importunate Widow
we aro taught the need of perseverance
in supplication ; by that of the Phari
see and the Publican the equal ueces
sity of humility. Together they show
that as men ought alwuys to pray, so
truo prayer can never fail to procure
rich blossing.
The ninth lesson was
The central truth of this was found to
be that Christian fidelity is sure of
abundant reward. To each disciple is
given his pound. He is to use it for
the Master's profit. The most faithful
will receive the largest reward. The
great purpose of the parable is to en
courage Christian trust and service.
The tenth lesson was
It set before us the sinless Jesus dying
on the cross that guilty sinners might
he pardoned and live. if all lessons it
speaks to the heart. It is at once a con
vincing argument and mighty appeal.
It demonstrates at once the holiness
and love of God, and the worth and
ruin of the soul of man. How hard
tho heart that can resist its cull to re
pentance! There are those who make
light of the work of saving souls. At
what a distance are such from the
Spirit of Christ !
The eleventh and last lesson was
And did we not find it full of cheer and
comfort? In it we luid a sight of the
risen Saviour and Lord. And whst a
view it gave us of his sympathy with
troubled disciples! It taught us that
he is otten with his people, even when
his presence is unrecognized. He is
pleased when they talk together ot him
and the things of his kingdom. It is
ho who helps us to understand the
Scriptures. The lesson was the last of
a series from which the earnest teacher
nnd scholar has received great profit
und delight.
The following is a , -i-y
memorable judicial n-nti-iiw which ha?
ever been pronounced id the annals of
the world, namely, that of death against
the Saviour, with the remarks which
the Journal I. I>etr ' has collected, and
the knowledge of which must be inter
esting in the highest degree t" ev< ry
Christian. It i.? word for word as fol
low? :
Sentence pronounced by I'ontius Pi
late. intendaiit ot the Lower Province
of Galilee, that Jesusof Na/aielh shall
suffer death by the cross.
In the seventeenth year of the reign
of the Kmpefor Tiberius, and on the
twenty fourth day ot the month of
March, in the most holy city of .L-ru-i
lent, during the pontificate of Anna?
and fniaphaa.
Pontius Pilate, intendant of the j rnv
ince of Lower Galilee, sitting to judg
ment in the presidential sent of the
Praetors, sentences Jesus of N.i/arelh
to death on n cro-s between two rob
ber?, a? the numerous and notorious
testimonials of the people prove.
1. Jesus is a misleadsr.
2. He has excited the people to sedi
H. He is an enemy to the lnw.
4. He calls himself the sou of God.
■>. He calls himself, falsely, the King
of Israel.
f>. He went into the temple followed
by a multitude carrying palms in their
irders from the first centurion ijuir
rdiia Cornelius to bring him to the
place of execution; forbids all persons,
rich or poor, to prevent the execution
of Jesus.
The witnesse? who have signed the
execution of Jesus are:
I. Daniel Rohani, Pharisee.
2. John Zorabahe],
.1. Raphael K ib-ini.
4. Capet.
Jesus to be taken out of Jerusalem
through the gates of Tourne*.
This sentence is engraved on a plate
of brass in the Hebrew language, and
on its sides are'the following words
"A similar plate has been sent to each
tribe." It was discovered in the year
1280, in the city of Aquilla, in the king
dom of Naples, by search made for
Roman antiquities, and remained there
until it was found by the commission of
Arts in the French army in Italy. Up
to the time of the campaign in South
ern Daly it was preserved in the sacris
ty of the Carthusians, nenr Naples,
where it was kept in a box of ebony.
Since then the relic has been kept in
the chapel of <'asert. The Carthusian?
obtained, by their petitions, that the
plate might be kept by them, which
was an acknowledgement of the sacri
fices which they made for the French
aimy. The French translation was
made literally by members of the com
mission of arts. Dennon had a fac
simile of the plate engraved, which
was bought by Lord Howard on the sale
of his cabinet for 2.N90 francs. There
seems to he no historical doubt as to the
authenticity of this. The reasons of
the sentence correspond exactly with
those of the gospel.
The Ohlrd City in the World.
Damascus is the oldest city in the
world. Tyre and Sidon have crumbled
on the shore ; Baal bee is a ruin ; Pal
mira is buried in a desert; Nineveh and
Bablyon have disappeared from the
Tigris and Euphrates. D.imu?rii? re
mains what it was before the days of
Abraham—a centre of trade and travel
—an island of verdure in the desert;
"a presidential capital," with material
and sacred associations extending
through thirty centuries. It was near
Damascus that Saul of Tarsua saw the
light above the brightness of the sun ;
the street which is called Hlrait, in
which it was said "he prayed," still
runs through the city. The caravan
cornea and goes as it did a thousand
years ago ; there ia still the .Sheik, the
ass, and the water wheel: the mer
chants of the Euphrates and the Med
iterranean still occupy these "with the
multitude of their wares." The city
which Mohammed surveyed from a
neighboring height, and was afraid to
enter "because it was given to man to
have but one paradise, and for his part
he was resolved not to have ft in this
world," is to day what Julian called tbe
"eye of tbe East," aa it was in the time
of Isaiah, "the bead of Syria."
From Mr. fortkvorulug Ik*k.
After a short time I was hailed by a
voice which I recognised as that of tny
private secretary, who informed me
that the marauders had been hanging
uiouud the camp, and tiiat he and oth
ers were on post around it and were
expecting an assault as soon as the
moon went down. A silly story had
got abroad that it was a treasure train,
and auri sacra fames hud probably in
stigated these marauders, us it subse
quently stimulated 'iencral.). 11. Wilson
to seiul out a largo force to capture the
same train. For the protection of my
family I traveled with them two or throe
days,) when, believing that they bad
passed out of the region of marauders
I determined to leave their encamp
ment at nightfall to execute my original
purpose. My horse and those of my
party proper were saddled preparatory
to a start, when one of my stuff, who
hud ridden into the neighboring village,
returned and told ino that he hud heard
that a marauding party intended to at
tack the camp that night. This decided
me to wait long enough to see whether
there was any truth in the rumor, which
I supposed would bo ascertained in a
few hours. My horse remained saddled
and my pistols in the holsters, and I iuy
down, fully dressed, to rest. Nothing
occurred to rouse tne until just before
dawn, when my coachman, a free color
ed man, who faithfully clung to our for
tunes, came and told me there was
firing over the branch just behind
our encampment. I stepped out of tny
wife's tent ami saw some horseman
whom f immediately recognized a* cav
alry, deploying around the encamp
ment. I turned buck and told my wife
these were not the expected marauders,
but regular troopers. She implored me
to leave her at once. I hesitated, from
unwillingness to do so, and lost a few
precious moments before yielding to her
iin port unity. My horse and anus were
ti'-ar the Toad on which 1 expected to
leave, and down which the cavalry up
proached ; it was, therefore, impracti
cable to reach them. 1 was compelled
to start in the opposite direction. As
it was quite dark hi the tent, I picked
up what was supposed to he my "rag
lan," a waterproof, light overcoat with
out sleeves ; it was subsequently found
to to my wife's, so very like my own a*
to be taken for it. As I started my wife
thoughtfully threw over my head and
shoulders a shawl. I iiad gone perhaps
fifteen or twenty yards when a trooper
galloped up and ordered me to bait
and surrender, to which I gave a defiant
answer and, dropping the shawl and
ruglan from my shoulders, advanced
toward him. He leveled hit carbine at
me, but I expected if he fired he would
miss me, and tny intention was, in that
event, to put my hand under his foot,
tumble l> iin off on the other side, spring
into bis saddle and attempt to escape.
My wife, whe bad been watching, when
she saw the soldier aim his carbine at
me, ran forward and threw her arms
around me. Success depended on in
stantaneous action, and recognizing that
the opportunity had been lost, 1 turned
back, and, the morning being damp
and chilly, paaed on to a fire beyond
tiie lent. 1 ur pursuers bad taken dif
fercnt roads ami approached our camp
from opposite directions ; they encoun
tered each other and commenced firing,
both supposing they had met our armed
escort and some casualties resulted from
their conflict with an imaginary body of
Confederate troops. During the confu
sion, while attention was concentrated
upon myself, except by those who were
engag"d in pillage, one of my aides. Col.
.1. i'aylor Wood, with Lieutenant l'irn
well, walked off unobserved. His dar
ing exploits on the s.-a had made lum
on the part of the federal government
an object of special hostility and ren
dered il quite proper that he should
avail himself of every possible means
of escajie. Colonel rriteiiard went over
to their battle field and I did not see
bint for a long time, surely more than
an hour ofter my capture. He subse
quently claimed credit, in a conversa
tion witii me, for the forfwarance shown
by bis men in not shooting me when I
refused to surrender.
Wilson ami others have uttered many
falsebood* in regard to my capture,
which have been exposed in publics
tions bv persons there present- by Sec
retary Ifeagan, by members of my |>er
sonal staff and by the colored coach
man, Jim Jones, which must have feen
convincing to all who were not given
over to Iwdieve a lie. For this reason I
will postpone to some other time and
more appropriate place any further
notice of the story and it* variations,
all the spawn of a malignity that
slia-nes the civilization of the age. \V e
were, when prisoners, subjected to petty
IMAGINE 3,814.571 people swarming
around an area of which I'enn Square is
the centre. To imagine such a fabulous
thing >* to get an idea of the imperial
city of the world —London. In cold
figure* the ground covered by the city
embrace* G9O square mile*. The#e mile*
of clu*tered thrift, grandeur, aqua lor,
art*, commerce, science and what not
imaginable to the mind of man take
up the better part of four great coun
tie*. that were in the early day* consid
ered kingdom* by the primitive Britons.
Original Isuidon, and what is known
i distinctively as "the city," i* situate in
the county of Middlesex north of the
| Thame*. This i* joined (o the southern
district* by thirteen magnificent bridge*.
The government and administration of
! this stupendous assemblage of human
beings is almost as diverse as the locali
tie* who** people form the aggregate of
the metropolis. But so excellent is the
administration of London from centre
to circumference, that it is sought by
the cultivated of all land* as the most
agreeable city for residence. From any
! given point the circulation is more
rapid and less expensive than any city
in the world. By the underground rail
ways suburbs twelve miles from the
centre are as desirable and accessible as
the old-fashioned residence quarters
limited to stages and cab*. Hence rents
in London are more reasonable than in
any large city in Kurope. Locomotive
and rapid transit have been studied
carefully and worked out scientifically,
and the result is that these four mil
lions of people are better housed, better
transported and live more comfortably
than any urban population in the world.
In comparison with London pavement*
Philadelphia streets are mere buck wood
bog*, and in conipariaon with its civic
administration the beat governed Amer
ican city is the happy go lucky experi
ment of a Kaffir tribe.—/'/ufa. Timet.
In 1850, Mr. Faruday discovered that
two piecen of ice placed in contact
froze together almost instantly. Mr.
Tyndall says : "< 'no hot summer day 1
entered a shop on the .Strand; in the
window fragments of ice were lying in
a basin. The tradesman gave me per
mission to take the pieces in my own
hand ; holding the first piece I attached
all the other pieces in the basin to it.
The thermometer was sixty degrees,
and yet all the pieces were frozen to
gether." In this way Mr. Tyndall
formed a chain of ice. This experi
ment may be made even in hot water.
Throw two piece* of ice in a pail full of
almost boiling water, keep them in
contact and they will freeze together in
despite of the high temperature. Mr.
Faraday made another experiment of
the same sort, lie threw into a vessel
full of water several small pieces of
ice. They floated on the surface of the
water. The moment one piece touched
another there was an instantaneous
refreezing. Attraction soon brought all
the pieces in contact, so that in an in
stant an ice chain was formed.
An ice wheel tiiriiirif* on n surface <$
ice refree7.e lit the |ioint of contact ;
'luring the rotation a series ot cracks
are heard which show the ear that suc
cessive refreezings are constantly taking
place. The phenomenon ot refreezing
is easily explained. At the surface of a
piece of ice the atoms, which are no
longer in equilibrium on the outside,
tend to leave their neighbors, as hap
pens in boiling or evaporation. Melt
ing ensues. But if two pieces of ice
are brought together, the utoius on the
surface are restored to their equilibrium,
the attractive action t<ecomes what it
was, the atoms resume their relations
with their neighbors and juxnposition
ensue*. In consequence of this prop
erty ice i* endowed with singular plas
ticity. A rope and a knot or buckle
miy he made of ice. It may he mold
ed. The school hoy who fills his hands
with snow and compresses it into a hall
produces the phenomenon of ri-freezing,
and form an ice bail sufficiently haid
to lie a dangerous projectile.
This explains the extraordinary rig
idity of the bridges of snow which are
often seen HI the Alps upeuded over
deep crevices. The Alpine guides, hy
cautiously walking on these snowy
nia-ses, iro</e the particles together
and transform the snow into ice. If
snow he compressed in molds, ice stat
ulette* may lie obtained. Fill a hollow
hall with now, pressed in as hard as
j-ossible, and you may obtain ice ball*
admirably translucid. .Nothing would
be easier than to dine with a service
made of molded snow plates, glasses,
decanters, all of snow, A gentleman
in I"ari recently served sherry wine to
hi* friends before a hot lire in beakers
made of snow. Snow compressed in
this way does not melt so rapidly as
might he thought. Ice requires a great
deal of heat before it melts. A layer of
ice often become* a protection against
col l. If you would prevent anything
from sinking to a temperature below
thirty-two degree* during the very <
verest frosts, w<- know you have but to
wrap it in wet rags. The process of
freezing gives to the environing bodies
all the heat nere*ary to destroy it.
The water HI the rags slowly form*
small pieces of ice on the rag, and in
the meantime disengages heat, which
warm* the object wrap|N*d in the rags.
A tree wrapped in rags, or in moss
saturated with water, doe* not freeze
even when the thermometer is several
degrees below the freezing |>oint. The
slowness with which ice melts 1* well
known. During the winter of 1710 the
Cur built at St. Petersburg, a magnifi
cent palace of ice. which lasted several
vears. Since then cannons have Iteen
loaded with hall* and fired. They weie
fired ten times without bursting. It is
consequently indisputable that ice melt*
slowly, and may he turned to good ac
count in the polar regions. In Siberia,
the windows have pane* of ice. The
remarkable property with which par
tides of ice are endowed of molding
themselves into different *h*|>e* by re
freezing. easily explains how glaciers
make their way through narrow gorge*
and expand in valley*. The ice is
broken into fragments which refreeze
whenever they touch.
■ ♦ —■
W lint Bcnrotr field Owed to H Woman.
Fr-'is ll> Boston Tr**!r.
Mrs. f>iraeli I rought to the future
Premier not only a considerable fortune,
but perfect companionship. She was
ten year* his senior, and if a passage in
"F.ndytnioh" is to he trusted a* auto
biographical, she relieved him of fully
mwf the embarrassment of popping the
question. To her influence he always
largely ascribed the success of his after
life. "Women will do much for you,"
say* Myra to Fndymion Ferrars (Dia
rae'i's mask), and certain it is that
Benjamin Disraeli believed implicity
that they had done more for him than
all other instrumentalities combines!.
Truth is stranger than fiction, and it is
the simple truth that Mrs. Brydges
Wyllyams, of Torquay, Devonshire, out
of her woman's admiration for his ge
nius, made him heir to her estate,
worth $150,000. She only eiacted from
him in return his friendship while she
lived, and a promise that she should
rest after death among the Disraeli's at
Hughenden. Nor will it be forgotten
that to the tjueen'* high personal es
teem for him be oweyl a series of favors
in hi* conduct of the Government such
as Victoria ha* never shown to any
other of the long line of able statesmen
who have served as ber Prime Minis
He was all chivalrous deference to
women In general, and all devotion to
one woman in particular. Addressing
the farmers of Buckinghamshire at a
Harvest Home festival he called his
spouse "the best wife in England," and
he dedicated "Sybil" "to the most
severe of critics but e perfect wife."
At every turn in the road along whieh
we trace his path to fame we see stand
ing beside him this enchanting figure of
• faithful wife, nerving bin ambition,
soothing hi* defeat*, and entering with
zest into hi* ultimately startling tri
umnhs. '1 he try ha* often been told
of her friding with him down to the
House of Common*, giving no *ign of
the acute pain caused her by having her
thumb* severely cnubed by the carriage
door, lent her diatraaa might unnerve
him for the great speech which be was
shortly to deliver. It well illustrate*
the fine sympathies that linked them
to each other. The vicinage of Hugh
enden ha* been full of touching anec
dotes of their home felicity. Disraeli
purchased the Hughenden Manor from
the Norris family, and Mrs. Disraeli did
with it, while she lived, what she pleas
ed. The handsome mansion was more
than half hidden by beaches and elms,
and the gardens and conset vatories WW
exceedingly beautiful. In a little bask
et-carriage, behind a shaggy black pony
called .lack, Mrs. Disraeli was accus
tomed to ride around among her bus
band's neighbors and tenantry, with
smiles for her social equals, and an
open hand for those of poorer station.
At her instance Mr. Disraeli long since
built a convenient and well appointed
school house, in connection with St,
Michael's church, where they were to
Im* seen kneeling together every Sunday
when I'arliament wa* not in session.
1 hey both took a deep interest in the
laborers' families on their estate, and
each cottage was a little model of con
venience and comfort. It in not sur
prising that this fond couple should
have been regarded as something more
than common day by the simple coun
try folks thereabouts.
After they bad pa*ed through nearly
thirty year* of life together, thirty
years in winch hi* political career had
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& CO..
/fastness Manaytr, JkxA-kttycr.
been a well-nigh unbroken succession of
defeat*, there came a day, in 1808,
when the 'fueeii offered him a coronet.
He declined It, but asked her Majesty
to beatow the honor upon hi* wife, and
and ahe accordingly became Viscoun
tess Iteacouxfield. A little over four
yeara later, in I'ecember, 1872, she died,
and the world knowa that what Carlyle
aaid of hi# .leanie wa* true of JJisraeli
alao—"the light of my life ha# gone
out." On foot, with uncovered head,
and alone, he followed her remains to
the crypt of the little church of St.
Michael'#, which he soon after restored
and beautified in her gracious memory.
Milton'* I'ortrult.
A correspondeat tella ua that the por
trait of Milton bought at public auction
lately by Mr. tjuaritch for £3i. r < ia likely
to go to America, It represent# the
poet at the age of about 34 to 40. There
ia a look of hardness about the eye# such
iw seem# to have struck J.amb upon
firat seeing it, though he afterwards
changed his mind about it. The hair
parted in the middle and the two short
lock# which are visible on Faitborne'a
portrait, hut are scarcely seen on that
engraved by Vertue, arc distinctly
shown. The color of the eyes t* a dis
tinct brown. It i* curious that the en
graving by Faithorne, though it show#
Milton when he mu#t he fully fifty, af
ford# no sign of hi# blindness. J.atnb,
in his correspondence, edited by i'ur
nell, apeak# of this portrait a# "an un
doubtable picture of Milton," and again
a* "very briely painted—that is. it
might have been done by a hand next
to V andyke's. It is the genuine Milton,
and an object of 'juiet g%*<- for the half
hour at a time."— Thf Alhrncrum.