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Security of Christianity.
The real security of Christianity is to
be found in itt benevolent morality, in its
exquisite adaptness in the human heart,
in the facility with whieli its scheme ac
commodates itselftothe capacity o'Yveay
human intellect, in the consolation which
it bears to the house of mourning, in the
light with which it brightens the great
mystery of the grave. To such a system
it can bring no addition of dignity and
strength, that is part and parcel of the
common law. It is now for the first time
left to rely on the force of its own evi
dence and the attractions of its own
beauty. Its sublime theology confounded
the Grecian schools in the fair conflict of
reason. The bravest and wisest of the
Ciesars found their arms and their policy
unavailing when opposed to the weapons
that were not carnal and t he kingdom which
was not of this world. The \ ictory i\ hich
I'orphysy and Diocletian failed to gain is
not, to appearance, reserved for any of
those who have, in this age, directed
their attacks against the last hope of the
wretched. The whole history of Christ
ianity shows that it is in far greater
danger of being corrupted by the alliance
of power than of being c-'tished by its op
position. Those who thrust the temporal
sovereignty upon her, treat her as their
prototypes treated her author. They bow
the knee and spit upon her, tuen cry
" Hail!" and smite her on the cheek ; they
bnt a cepter in her hand' but it is a fragile
reed; they crown her. but it is with
thorns; they cover her with purple, the
wounds which their own hands have in
dicted upon her; and inscribe magnificent
titles over the cross on which they have
fixed her to perish in ignominy and pain.
A curious story is told of the shipwreck
of a large Hrithshcollier, which foundered
far out at sea, oil" the coast of California.
The sole surnivor was a Portuguese sail
or, by the name of Lopez, who was
picked up lashed to a raft, as he drifted
in the pat h of an inward bound vessel for
Puget Sound. He was taken to the Ma
rine Hospital at Port Towusend, and
after a week of skillful nursing he so far
recovered as to be able to relate his ex
traordinary adventure. He had floated
with a dozen companions helpless in the
Pacific. One after another of his ship
mates died trorn thirst, until he was alone
with the last survivor, and as he was
dying Lopez said to him, ''George, do
you think you are going to Ged?" <)n re
ceiving an affirmative reply, Lopez added
with all the intenseness of despair,
•' When you get where God is, tell him to
send us some water." The dying man
promised that he won kl do so, and soon
breathed his last. Shortly after a copi
ous shower fell, and Lopez was enabled
to hold out until rescued as stated above,
on the twenty-second day after the sink
ing of the ship.
Some people begin matters at the wrong
end. They say, "If we love God, God
will love us." 1 can't think where they
find this. Their Bibles must be contrary
to mine, for mine says, "We love God
because He first loved us."— Doudney.
If we are as willing to profit by the
wisdom of others, as we think they ought
to profit by our wisdom, we, and our
friends, would probably be much gratified
by our improvement. But it is with
a marked absence of eagerness, not to say
with reluctance, that we accept the max
ims even of Divine wisdom, before our
own experience has verified them.
"Judge not," is a familiar precept, but
we repeat it with our lips, and straight
way indulge in seriousness.
Oh, sirs, whatever you do, take care
that you do not on anything but
God's Word, and that will bring in true j
comforts, solid comforts, holy comforts, 1
lasting comforts, everlasting comforts.—
God judgeth the rightous, and God is '
angry with the wicked every day.— Bible.
'j RIAL LIST, December term, 1879.
Juolm Chilson v* E W lacker appeal
Daniel Hems ley vs Charles E Noble issue
Nathaniel Davison's ex'r vs J Leroy Corbin.. .asspt
Joseph Towner vs. B W Lane ejectment
Shaw .V Co vs Andrew J Lay ton trespass
Codding Jt Russell vs Towandu boro School dis.dbt
Phenix Life Ins Co vs II A Burbank et al sei fa
Jackson Lewis vs William Whitney trespass
Seth Doane's adm'r vs C W Donne trover
Weller & Ellis vs Dennis McMahon's adm asspt
S II Farnsworth vs J Cobb issue
I> C DeWitt vs Hcliruder Coal Co trespass
Sarah Jordan vs Olive Fox Elliott issue
F M Palmer vs Eugene Keeler appeal
Harrison Biaek vs Xiram A Black "eject
William M Keeler vs Barret Keeler asspt
Andrew Pratt vs John Smiley appeal
J P Morton vs Robert Bennett et al asupj
J J Thompson vs W II Dunlnp... inq
(' W Clap]> vs J W llolletiback et al trespass
William M l'iatt vs Charlotte Ward's ex'r... .asspt
Lydla Lewis' use vs l'eleg Peek's exrs asspt
Margaret I> Kline's use vs David Luther et aL.tres
Joe! Davis vs B Lacey Mo Artec asspt
BC Hall ve William Brague aDpeal
S Kirby vs 11 C Carpenter ejectment
Arthur Cunningham vs B J Ilouscknecht... .tresp
Cornelia Turk's nd'm vs J Turk sei fa
Alexander Hnnis vs J X Cole appeal
A V Snyder vs O S Ackley appeal
Edward' Overton's adm vs Jolm Con nicy
Frost's Sons vs Federal Ins Co asspt
Elizabeth Drake et al use vs S II Farnsworth.. .ejet
Brad L it B A of Athens F \ Root sei fa
D B Walker et al vs l'a Jk X V RR Co ;ject
Ouy C Mollon vs Elbanan Smith appeal
Win M Mallory vs James T Clark et a) ...partition
J C Blum vs Andrew J Layton trespass
<' A Henvcner vs David llerveiicr's e.\r asspt
J B Bradley v> Mou/.o Hill et al ejectment
M Cunningham \> David Whipple
Brad B it LA of Athens vs N B Reeves sei fa
Daniel .luggers vs Lewis Biles et al trespass
Wm H Barnes vs Wm May trespass
Hiram Morton's use vs Krustus Shepard.... .. .sei fa
do do do do..
do do do do..
11 B Ingham vs James MeC'rossen
Catherine I) Leffler vs Win Leti'ler et al issue
L F Ooetehius vs Wm Gardner debt
Suhpienas for second week returnable Monday
December H at '2 p. in.; subpmnas for third week re
turnable on Mondav December 15 at 2 p. m.
GEORGE W BI.ACKMAX,
Towanda Nov. 12 IK"9. Prolhotiotary.
J. L. KENT'S.
IMMENSE STOCK !
CLOAKS and SHAWLS,!
GLOVES and HOSIERY.
3 button Kid Gloves, only 75
Cents, worth a dollar.
SHEETINGS & SHIRTINGS,
of the best brands, cheap !
CLOTHS and CASSIMERES,:
of all qualities and prices.
RIBBONS & FANCY GOODS, |
the best selection ever offered
in this market.
FLANNELS & BLANKETS,
in endless variety.
In fact my assortment of DRY
GOODS is complete and is not
excelled by any establishment in
the country. In prices
I DEFY COMPETITION !
and cordially invite inspection of j
my goods and a comparison oL
tfcjr* Col. Means' mammoth
store, second door south of Mc.!
Intyre Brothers hardware store, j
T. I;. KENT,
Nov. 14. Agent.
As usual, the Vertical Feed
Sewing Machine took First Pre
mium, at the late county Fair.
OK KVKUYTIIING IS
Fa n cy Goods
MRS. S. H. SWEET.
One door south of Evan* A llildrcth's, Main
Having learned by experience where
. bargains ran be found. I mean to maintain m\
reputation in the future as in the past, and
those who desire real bargains should see
what I have secured at the sales the past week
in New York.
Airs. Sweet takes great pleasure in aimoutic
ing to the ladies that she gives personal atten
, tion to trimming hats, and by long experience
flatters herself that she can give satisfaction
CALL AND SEE,
AND BE ASTONISHED AT
MRS. S. 11. SWEET.
Text Boole (hiiformity.
RESULT WHERE BOOKS HAVE TO
STAND ON THEIR OWN MERIT.
At a Convention of School Directors, of
Centre County, held a Bellefonte, Decem
ber 2G, 1878, pursuant to the call of 11.
Meyer, Esq., County Superintendent, for
the purpose of considering the propriety
of taking measures to secure a uniformity
of the text-books used in the schools of
said county, the following action was
taken, over fifty directors being present
and nearly all the district in the county
COPY OF MINUTES.
Upon motion of C. P. Stonerod, of Snow
Shoe township, the following preamble and
resolutions were adopted:
WHKKKAS: Great expense and waste are
frequently incurred by the present and con
nstat.lv changing variety of text-books used in
the common schools of Centre county, there
fore, be it
Resolved, By the representative directors
here in session, that a system of text-books,
suitable, complete and uniform, be adopted in
accordance with the laws of the State,
throughout the eountv. '
Upon motion of J. C. P. Jones, the follow
mg plan was adopted with but one dissenting
vote, to carry into effect the following pre
amble and resolutions:
First. The various publishing houses to
send samples of their books to each school
board in tnc county for examination and to
.submit therewith the lowest exchange, intr -
duetory and wholesale prices, and the length
of time they will guarantee to furnish them
at said price.
iSecond. No agent of any publtshing house
to be permitted to do any work in the county,
to be either general or local agent, beyond
sending his books and terms as above stated.
Any house or agent violating this under
standing, their books to be counted ou of the
Third. The several school boards of the
county, after examination of the various
books which may have been submitted, to
hold a meeting at which each director shall
make out a list of the books which he prefers
to have adopted in the county, and se d it to
Henry Meyer, Esq., Countv Superin n dent,
ltebersburg, Pa., prior to the first day of
June, 1ST!), who shall male a , ass . e
several statements so sent, and the books up
on the various branches having tin ighest
number of votes or preference shall be the
series recommended for county uniformity.
The County Superintendent, afrer having
made the above canvaos as above, to smd the
result of the same to each of the papers in the
county for publication.
, ~ . W. C. HEINLE, Chairman.
J. b. P. JONES, Secretary.
The following is the result of the votes
of the Directors of Centre county, Pa., ou
the uniformity of Text-books in said
county, with the number of votes cast fro
each book, under the foregoing plan and
RE ADER.s. No. vote.
, , for eaesh
New Graded 74
Appleton's .'. 17
New American 12
New American g
Sander's Union [[[
Raub's * j
(Jolton's * 14
Monteith's ."" g
Barnes' Brief *" 7
Butler's '.. ....]]
Watson's j'." Q
V R ITT EN ARITHMETIC.
Robinson's Shorter Course 57
• Greenleaf's 14
Brook's * _
Gillie's "" on
N rook's Union ' g
Greenleafs .*!!."!!.'!!.' 4
Ellsworth's ;;;;;; | 0
Swinton's .!.!!* 1*
Clark's Brief If ,
BULLION'S ;;;;; ?
Harvey's., .!!!!!!! 1
Bryant A Stratton's 44
White's Industrial 4.
Steele's s 2
The attention of Directors is called to
Section LXII of the School Laws, which
requires every School Board in the State
o adopt a series of Text-books every
year, during vacation, which books, and
110 others, can be used during the ensuing
school year. This is intended to tlx %
uniform course of study for the school 01
The undersigned having been appoint
ed a Committee to count the vote on
county uulfonnity of Text-books in Cen
tre county, respectfully report that
they have carefully performed such duty
and that the foregoing is a correct can
vass of the same.
J A RED HARPER,
~ . W. C. HEINLE'
Committee appointed by the County
Superintendent to canvass the votes
BELLKKONTK. PA., June 23, 1879.