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S. T. SHUGERT & E. L, ORVIN, Editors. VOL. 6. ®ht Cmtte Tcratll.AOpar Annnm in Advance Thursday Morning, January 24, 1884. E. H. Jeffries, the recently elect ed controller of Philadelphia, died of pleuro-pneuraonia on Monday morning last. He had just been sworn into offioo, scarcely entered U|>on the dis charge of its duties, when he was cut down. The news of his sudden death created a profound sensation. IT is announced that Ex-Goveruur Hoyt will probably be the next Re publican candidate for congress in the ' Twelfth district. Well, the Ex-Gov yeruor, since his divorce from the Came ron ring, may make a respectable congressman, provided the divorce is real and honest and not of the John Stewart stripe. IT is said that Congressman Coxe is about to write a political histsry of the United States, commencing the work from the time James Buchanan assumed Presidential control on the 4th of March, 1857. A careful, truth ful history of the events transpiring since tile uaie proposed, of winch n6 one is better prepared or more com petent to write, will unquestionably be one of great interest. Congressman Kkll.m;*;, f Lou isiana, who is under indictment for "dark nays" iu connection with the star-route robbery, it is said, has served j/f notice on Arthur and other "talesmen of the Republican persuasion that they must prevent his conviction, or he will give them away iu the Louisiana fraud of 187 U. He can do it, aud the threat will be ctfective. Kellogg car ries the key to unlock any amount of villniiv. (I'IV. Me Lave, of Maryland, the : -other day rent iu a ■>(*• ial message to j the Legislature on the labor que*ticu< accompanied by the draft of six bill#, all in the interest of the workirg classes touching the hours of labor, I the employment of children in mauu- j I factoring establishments ; the sanitary , J regulation of work-shops and factories: j L the e->t3blishmeut of a state bureau of H labor. It is needle* l to sv that Gov. McLenc IS a Democrat. i Gov. Cleveland, of New York, has pardoned a prisoner out of the penitentiary serving & sentence of twenty years. After serving eight years oi the sentence, the Governor is satisfied, after thorough examination, that the uufortuual* man is innocent of the offense aod that he was con viclod on a mistaken identity. Kuch a wrong and violation of justice should receive the meet generous atonement on the part of the state. The Philadelphia Republican man agement defeated the nomination of John Hunter for re-election as Re ceiver of Taxes. The Commitleo of rO e Hundred has taken him up, aud it doing so also pledged Mayor King "unqualified endorsement and hearty support at the polls." The Democrats Make their nominations this week, which will doubtless be Kiug for Mayor, Hunter lor receiver and Fur man Hhcppard for city solicitor. This will make a strong team. The population of Canada, accord ing to the cento* of 1881, is 4,334,810. The native population is 3.755.402, and the foreign population 606,228. Of the foreign population 30 per cent, are Irish, 28 per cent. Scotch and 13 per cent. American. The foreigners make up 13,82 per cent, of the whole population of (Canada, being almost precisely fh percentage iu the United ' Statis, which Is 13.32. There are 87 Iriahborn persons for every thousand of the whole population in the United Btatus and 43 to the thousand in Canada, (kuiadiam constitute 1.43 Eper cent, of the population of the United States, while Americans make up 1.79 per cent, of the population of Canada. Though the French played the master part in the original tattle tl. ment of Canada. Frertchm ndo not now go to iivo. Mr. Edmund's Joko The Washington i'osf t-ays Senator ' Edmunds loves n joke, and even on so solemn an occasion u* a joint Repub lican caucus of Senators nod Kcpre sentatives his irrepressible humor hud to find a vent. Hi" wit at that sombre gathering, to be sure, was not pjituo meually sciutillunt, but it shonu out j with a respectable degree of htimoro sity. More than one of the brethren pres ent must have "grinued horribly, a ghastly smile," when the Vermont Senator told them that the Republi can prospects were brighter than they had been before during the last fifteen years. An old proverb says: "It's always ! darkest just before the dawn." Mr. Edmunds must have becu thinking of that ancient saw. Seeing tho murky darkness of the present situation, he j concludes that Aurora is p'jout to do- i velop. Mr. Kdmuuds is too -howl n jKili- ; tician to take much stock in the j boasted harmony of his party at this juncture, for be know# that the har j mouy, such a" it is, is Iwrn of iudiller- i encc or despair. "If it ouly exercises wisdom in . selecting a candidate.'' says the Sena- ! tor, "the party will succeed." Why is the Vermont "fountain of wisdom*' sealed at such a time ? Why doe* not I the prophet of success name the man ; who can lead his party on to victory j \N E learn from the Washington pa per* that Congressman Springer's com mittee investigating the Department of Justice, have unearthed great irregu larities among the Marshals, to which the inquires thus far have been limit- . ed. Brewcrier Carucron ha* been U-, fore the committee and his testimony j developed a startling amount of fraud 1 and villany. Mr. (Ralph Ballin, the ; examiner of Marshal's accounts for Georgia, Houth Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, I Louisiana, Florida, New York and Pennsylvania, is now giving i the results of his examinations. lie i says that in the account" of Fitzsim- I mons, predecessor of Gen. Ing"tre*t, a shortage is found of 123,000, that erronem* charge- amounting to 15,000 were submitted through Gen. Long street, who is not blamed by tbe ex aminer as the charge* were made bv the deputies. One of these deputies, named Robinson, who also served un der Fitzsimmons, aud the other named Crawford, were retained hv Loogstre*! aftar notice of misconduct, indict ment* were found against both these deputies. Robinson was convicted and sent to the Penitentiary, but Crawford escaped. Mr. Springer thinks that the committee can get through investigating the Marshals and officials of the Department of Justice within two or three weeks, when they will direct their attention to the expenditures in the star roote cases. Here will open a rick field ro wbicb George Bliss and other distia- Juisbed participants may appear to i *ad vantage. MR. MERRICK, of counsel is the .Star route prosecutions, is very indig nant at being "associated with George Bliss in the matter of the expenditure for counsel fees" in those ewes. lie declares himself anxious for an inves tigation and expresses his helicf that "there is a conspiracy to drive Brewa ter from the Cabinet." He says to a Washington reporter: If they drive Brewster from the Cabinet and seek to make clear the political influences which surround every step of the prosecution, they will learn something. It will take the seal from my lips in private and upon the stamp next summer. I shall have nothing to say upon the stump against tbe Administration. It baa been sin cere, but tbe sins of the prosecution can be laid upon the Republican party. If Springer is in earnest in this investi gation and chooaes to come to me, I will talk freely. It is time for every jbody to unmask. They are doing "EyUAI. AND EXACT JUSTICE TO ALL MEN, Or WIIATEVEH STATE OK I'EHeUAMION, BELIUIOLa OK POLITICAL." JsOarsoi. P.IiJ.LEKONTK, I'A., THURSDAY, .JANUARY 24, 1884. Brewster a great wrong. Iu all tho infernal torments I have had iu this business I have known that the Attor ney-General ha.* been anxious to vin dicate the law. THE Harrisburg Patriot is again out in new clothes, and is now as attract j ive in appcurance aud mechanical j , make up, as it is excellent and newsy | —tho best and earliest daily visitor to the interior towns of the Rtate. "Long may it wave." - THE Department of Agriculture p iblislte-i its estimates of the princi pal crops of IHBB as follows : ! Ourn —......... .... Hdi't boat,-la I Whaal 4#I.IH>SI " , OaU STI.LU.AW - j Mm S.SU,** bol With the exception of the Gats crop, these estimates are largely short of the j'crop of 1882. James Nutt Acquitted The trial of young Nutt indicted ' for the murder of N. L. Dukes, of Fayette county, the murderer of bis lather, which has so excited popular j ! sympathy, came off last week at Pitts burg, whore the case had been remov- ! ; ed, and resulted in a verdict of acquit- ' | tal on Tuesday last. From the com- I ' mcuccment of the difficulty the j 1 shamelcas brutality of Dukes, and all * ' I the fails iH.nnicted with the tragedy ) resulting in the death of Cap't Nutt. . ! centered public sympathy in the Nutt j • family, and when the crazed son took ; the life of the betrayer no other rc- j -ult wa to be expected. Opoaaom in Politics The recently published declaration of Messrs. Chandler and Hit ton. the president's }>olitical nun .gen-, that Mr. ■ Arthur will make no effort to succeed himself, xs-ne to have been pr<mulgat 1 d to allay sii-pirion. There is undoul.t !able evidence to sh<>w that lothi hand ler and Ilatton haie for weke teen j eqgaged in giving private instruction* to special agents of the post office and j treasury department* and th. j-.-t.s* >n j office, looking tonn industrious working up of an Arthur boom in the south. This information wis divulged by a 1 number of special agents who nre not friendly to the Arthur interest. Each agent was specially insiruct.-d as to the strong.*! arguments to urge among the southern republicans. *o as to facilitate the election of the Arthur delegate* to tbe Chicago convention, (hiring the j-ast month scores of federal office hold ers from the south have lean here, and were closeted with Chandler and Hat ton. These were the identical method" so notoriously resorted lo by Secretory .John SI term* ii. in IHNO. and which were so generally condemned by the prwss. and by none with more vigor than by Mr. Hatton, in the "Hurhagton Hawk •ye." At an early day a Jell list of these agents will be furnished the pre**, designating the particular localities into which they have been sent to manufac ture delegates in Mr. Arthur s interest. The If iirylanti Soaater Annapolis, .Jan. 13—Judge E. K Wil son was elected senator on the 6th vote. Tbe vote was . Wilson. 68; Robinson 7: Thomas, 6; Oroome. 4; Divon. 12; Keating. 1 : flark. 1; CresweU, 7. Judge Epbriem K. Wilson, elected senator to day, is a resident of Hnow Hill, Wor eeatcr county. ad62 years ( age. He wa a member of the Forty-third con grees and declined are election . He is at present judge in the First judicial district and has been on the bench since I*7B. He is regarded as a gentleman of sound judicial qualities, good abilities and unblemished reputation. More Offices Proponed Washington, Jao. 17.—Mr WilnOo, of lowa, introduced in the Senate to d*y a bill lo establish a board of inter Stale commerce. It provides for a board ot commissioner* to !>e appointed by the President aa a bureau of the da parlment of the Interior, the commis sioner* lo be five in number, for tho terms of two, fonr, six, eight and ten yaava respectively. The successor of each to hold the office for ten yean, f (in# of such commissioners shall be ex perienced in the law, one in the pro fession of civil engineering, one with agricultural industry and one with , manufacturing industry. Tbe sahfry of each ooicalricnfr is to be fl.ooo i tr I annum. AiiHWcr to Fair Flay. I* yearns from an articlci in last week's . issue of Ibe Grnirt Reparl/r, that at a , divine service which was held in the Reformed church of Centre Hall on New Year's evening, in commemoration of the 400 th anniversary of the birth of j Ulric Zwingli, the great Hwias Reformer, -otue Lutheran brother lost his temper , because, in an addrees which I delivered I would not give Luther indiscriminate ■md unmeasured praise; hut dared to : -ay not only that the several Reformers were men differently endowed by Divine : Providence, but also that, whilo in some . things Luther stood without a rival, he was excelled by his brother Reformer* in others. For this, tbi* Lutheran brother and clerical friend, under cover of an assumed name, undertakes to chastise me through the columns of the (Yntrs Importer, charging me with "being exceedingly narrow-minded indeed," with attempting to "belittle Luther," ' and calling me "a bigot," "a willful ecclesiastical trickster," Ac. Of the very had spirit which the article breathe* | and of the personal abuse to which my clerical friend has been willing to sloop, I will take no notice. Hut it charge* me with a spirit and temper toward* ! l.uther and the Lutheran chunk, which I wholly disclaim; represents me a* j -ay ing thing* which ! did not ssy ; snd makes dentals and assertion* wbiob -how much more real than theological information. To these I feci called j upon to reply. 1. In tny address I stated that Luther i m common with all the Reformers was | predeatinariao. This my clerical I friend undertakes, strangely enough, to I deny by saying that accordingto I.ufber ' 'God's decree* are not absolute, but conditioned by a certain order of raest.*," But tbis is simply not *o, a ibis ministerial brother who sets up as , an expounder of l.utber's theology, j ought rno't certainly to know. There was nothing conditional in Luther'* ■ doctrine. On the contrary, hi* docUm* ■ of | red**titration wtt of the most eafM ! ' -a! and absolute character, even t'slvm's | j being less extreme. He deujed most j j absolutely the freedom of the human j will in it* relsitun to the Divine sorer ' ! *igoty. nn which freedom everything in •h conditional theory of predentin* tion hinges. He taught that if one man repent* and lel>ev..* under the preaching ot the gopel and another does not, this is not due to any differ • si* in the nsen t hentselves, not to any gr-ater w ck,.,iii< *s or inward resistance in the one than 10 the other, but only slid *t<e>lute|y to the secret will of (rod. In pi oof of this, r|uotalion* without r.uini— r might easily be made from his own writings,especially bis book against rrssmuioß the' Servitude of the Will •" hut I will finite other writer* as being wis satisfaetcry. In the reoent ox cellent biography of Luther ( Kooat liu's) written by a Lutheran and translated by a Lutheran. on page 271, we rami this statement of Luther's doctrine* "That sinners do not turn to (tod and acquire saving faith in bis word oan only be attributed to a secret will of God. and fer this raan mav not call God to account." Kven the smaleald article# written by Luther himself in the year 1537, and re<-eived by the Lutheran church into the "Hook of Concord" as a part of her rnnfaaeionai standard tcache# this doctrine. Dr. George P. Fisher, of Tale Theological Seminary. in bis his lory of the Reformation anys, "Prede* lination is asserted by Luther in bin book on the Servitude of the Will,even in its relation to wickedoeas, in term# more emphatic than the roost extreme statements of Calvin." Tha want of space forbids more quotations. If 1 had the space 1 would gladly go on quoting from Luther and other author*, not only to convince my Lotheran brother that my address was not mare "declamation," but also to give him some little ac quaintance with Luther's doctrine of which he seems so woefully ignorant; but 1 really cannot, in a short newtpa per article, give him all the theological information which his course io the Theological Seminary and year* of pnti, ent study ought to hara supplied. 2. I am charged with saying that' the Lutheran church has largely come over , to the Zwinglinn view of the Lord'a supper." Rut in fnct, I said nothing like this. What 1 said is thata number ol prominent Lutheran Theologians are beginning to admit that in the inter protstion of the words of institution, fix t "Tbi* Is my body," Zwingli w&a in I Us# right rather Mum Luther, by reasotf 7, , ,*• - M * I of the fct that when the saorauent ws# instituted and our -Saviour spoke those words, it was impossible that they should have been literally true. Of theae men I also named several, such as Dr. Kthnis of the Leiptic University in Germany, Dr. Julius Mueller of the University of Halle, Germany, and Dr. Meyer, the celebrated commentator. Than these three, I would ask my friend to name any more learned or prominent one* in the Lutheran communion. In proof of these statements, I refer bim to I-Jtnge's Commentary on the 24th chapter of Mntthfw. I also distinctly added, in order not to be misunderstood' that these men did not mean or profess to give up the general truth of Luther's , doctrine of the Lord's Supper, but only that |>art of its Scriptural basis. Thi* i nll I said, and I am surprised that nn friend failed to understand, and also that he does not keep hiuiself better fsMtfil on these very significant change* in thi IMUIII ~f hi* own denomination. And now before dismissing thi* topie, I must !•• | riinttei| to , a y, tfiat I ran only rejoice if the Lutheran church holds fast t< the g, ti, i,(l truth of Luther's I ss. r.uneiitul j.o-ition ; for my own - bun 1> i has lie rer adopted and has no sympathy . with, the somewhat low and < mpty views of Zwingli. as little as with the soin- > I wiaat gross and • artial < <>nception- of I l.uther. And who doe* not know that j hut a few y. ar* ago. there seemed to l great danger that the Lutheran chwn h ID Centre county and some other purl* j <•1 our country, would not only adopt /.wingli. but even follow the wild fanati j ' • id t 'arbtadt in preference to the great : ooirM-rvalive Reformer. Ah! it ts hut ' as if it had been yesterday, when the j Reformed chin* h w a cried down aiid | psfwcutel moat freely iy many *o-callc<l , Lutherans, because, forsooth, it con tinned faithfully and persistently "to i II walk in tin old j-ath* of Llithcr. j Zwingli. < nh :n and all the Reformers over against current and (topuler new | insesuteiu). Yctliifl* are the men iww J who liaye be> onn so (minus ail at ou-c ! ghil wall Us to v'eovsil ai,d s) I.U j not honoring the grens LuUwi 'V h I consistency, th-ai art a jewel." 3. In of Luther's refusal of I the hand of Zwingli. and of his hatefui conduct towai*! the hwj. generally, 1 *aid that be did not recognise and make proje-r account of the distinction l (si-en "saving faith" and "doctrinal faith." between that faith which consist tn a humble, trustful, child like urr"ii <ler of one's self to a personal S\|.tur. and that faith which con*il 111 the sc. < eptance of < ertain ks-tnnal proisai tions. For this lam told not to have reel Luther aright. But I not only re affirm the fact, lan nio* also tell my friend thai if he had even a smattering acquaintance with the progress of theo logic thought in tin* church *in<-c the Reformation, be would not have com mitted the ignorant blunder of denying it. l.uther made #!...luu- doctrinal agreement th- boundary line of christian brotherhood. Take the discussion of the lord's ,Hup|(er a* the Marburg con fen-nce as an example That ilirist is supernatural!)' present in the Lord's Htip|w-r. mul communicates himself therein to the iH'liever a* the bread of life, is a Divine promise and a Divine fact which challenge* my faith. The denial of thi* would seem not only to imply inward opposition to Christ' *a\ ing presence and power in the sacra ment, but would also seem to make it imjsvssiblc for me to approach the sacra mental altar in that [nimble expectant frame c 4 heart <n which it* saving bene fit defwuds. This, then, is a religious fact or truth which challenge* my faith, my heart, the inner man And thi* Zwingli admitted, as the article* drawn Up by liimsclf clearly testify. But what the manner, mode or form of • 'lirist's presence in the sacrament may he. whether spiritual only though real as Zwingli claimed, or bodily also a* Luther contended, thi* i* a question which doc* not challenge my faith, which i* of no practical account for my inner life, and which, whether answered by me in one way or the other, does noi in the least aflect my inward attitude and l>c<iriu£ lowgrd the sacrament and through this toward Christ. It i* a .pie* tion which addresses my intellect, and in the answer to which the science of Metaphysics always has, always w ill and always must play a prominent part. Yet for answering this nutaphv sical question erroneously, a* Luther thought, he re fused to regard Zwingli and his followers as brethren in Uhrist. For this supposed error, which is not of faith but of theo logy, and for this alone he denied that thev were christians, hated and tw*ne cuted them M "children of the devil," "ten times worse than the papist*." Ac. This, as even uty critic ought to see. in volve* a confu*i<>n of faith and doctrine, and a tyranny over the mind* of others not a whit heller than what we are ac customed to hear from Papal Rome. Want of spare forbids my quoting au thorities, but if luy friend wishes to study up thi* subject of which he seem* to know so little, I refer him to the celc hrated Dr. Dortier's "History of Protest ant Theology," and also to a work on "Christian Dogmatic* by Bishop Mar )| lenaen, a prominent and profound TKKMM: $1.50 pt*r Annum,in Adtaurr. Lutheran tlivim* of Ln-iimark. N.-ith., <li'l /.wmgli nlwH) .<•<■ the dMnctfon between doctrinal and saving faith, nor any of tin Reformers, for jt i* a -lie cover* which the theological thought | the church ha. made sinee, especial I since the tinn- of the gteat Hehlei-i macber in the l-gitming of the preum century. Hut /.wmgli Seemed to t-el what none of theui clearly undmUssl He not only receive*! Luther and hi follower* a. brethren in Oirist hut In seemed u, feel al*<. that the doctrinal difference hatw-en them was not <>i sufficient importance to keep the tv . movements apart, and heme offer-*! with team the hand of christian broth hood which Luther refused. Thi- h.. Of over estimating the important #-t correct doctrine must be borne in u. no. in order to understand the his tor) mm conduct of all the Keforrnem. Tin / can lie no more charitable expUna, . „ of Luther's extreme intolerant-• tow. ,1 the Mwiaa, as I honestly believe there , no more correct one. than this < rrc-i e -ms,though very sinc-re and hone.t. ~ fusion of faith ami doctrine on flu i .1 of the great saxon Reformer. The I bejieve ami am sure of, notwithstandm the feat that mv very h-ariied and pr<i found critic knows nothing at all xb-n it. Hut rnv article is already too lon,'. I would only add, thatjlhe saving tin Luther "did right in refusing tie harm of /.wir.gii. comiag from ont who hat *• completely mastered th< historv and doctrine of the Reformer- an-l of Pr<- testantisrn. ought to Is- -xr-lulh -on -i-l-ri-l by the public ; also that in tin matter of Zwingli's signing flu Aoj. burg confession. In has made an actu. I discovery. Of which all tin- gnat h'-to | rians of the Reformation have bo ( ignorant : and finally, llial if si! hi tin I ology is a- thin, baseless ami 1 1 ig.uary as what he has given us in hi- - rti effusion, be hsnliv comes- up to tin stamLmi of a workman which St. I'sul iavs -lwn 2 Tim. - : 15. .1. F. Dglsiyo. Bellefunto, I'a.. .lan. M. I*> 4 Surprise and Disgust. Mr. Spring. r iin-1 his eoiumitto' i<i>e riot gnu* very far yet on the ra 1 <-f IH vestigation of the department ot juUn>- tut they are wlrcxdv surprised at tb. corruption developed. <>o ahead, il- Mpringer. There are more surprise- 10 store for you. and if Brcwu*r, attorney ge ßera ] can be made to tell the wh-.1-truth, truth, your supra-ss will, in our ojun ion, !• flavored with a gv**! desil iff disgust -- - ■ Anybody to win If the voice of Pennsylvania could Is made potential in the national o*n vent 1011. it would unquestionably Is heard in favor of the candidacy of H first found anil best loved choice, Mr. Hlaine ; but Republican Pennsylvania only desires the election of a republican president, and it is willing to assist in the oominatton of and candidate. Mr Blaine, Mr Arthur or another, win can give assurance that be can carry the state* of New York and Ohio, two State* which the republican party must carry to elect its candidate for presi dent. Oairtuar.—lHad at Pleasant Gap, .law. 17h. .b>hn Barnes, aged 82 years, seven months and one day. The deceased was born at Harptrwe, 'Somersetshire. LogUnd, Juan 16tb, 1801, and cms to this country in 1831, landed at Belli more, started from thare to go to Ohio but through some accident stopped in I an-aster. Pa., wbera be learned cigar making. From there be went to llun tingdon county and arrived in Belle fonte in the year 1*34. Married KMsa J. P*ron. of Bellefonte, in 1835. A yenr or *0 later be moved to tba toll gate at tba Black Moabannoa, wbere IM remained antil tbe spring of IMb, when be moved to tbe 101 l gato just south at Bellefonte, where he stayed one year. In 1862 he moved to tba toll house st I'laeaant (lap. he purchased a borne for himself and the Turnpike company moved t heir gate to it wbere it still re mains. Deceased leave* a wife and eight children to mourn hia loss, four tons ami four -labghtura. Mrs. Hudson living in Philadelphia, Mrs. ("baa Moor* in Mileshurg, tha other two daughter* at Pleasant Gap. one son, George, in Tyrone, Ilowsrd in Potter township, ibis county, the other two at PI no* an I Gar. Mr Bsrnea waa a kind husband, an indulgent father and a most aslima ble eitiieo. He kss been a member of the M. K. Church for tba past 37 years, and s coo scire tiou- christian. Wn be iiave ha wa* on* of tba original ohartar members of the order of Odd Tallows ot Hellelonto, and was a member at hia death, they hating charge of the funeral sen ices. Tba here-red family bava tba sympathy nl the entirn community. Whilst their foes was that of a husband and father, outs was that of 000 of out most boa eel, upright and substantial clti tea a. <X NO. 4.