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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. —Ma I'aulay. 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.— Komaine. God judgeth the rightous, and God is ' angry with the wicked every day.— Bible. 'j RIAL LIST, December term, 1879. SECOND WKKK. 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 TIIIRI) WKKK. 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. Grroa I CROWDS! I at J. L. KENT'S. and an IMMENSE STOCK ! DRKSS GOODS. CLOAKS and SHAWLS,! GLOVES and HOSIERY. 3 button Kid Gloves, only 75 Cents, worth a dollar. SHEETINGS & SHIRTINGS, 7 . 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 prices. tfcjr* Col. Means' mammoth store, second door south of Mc.! Intyre Brothers hardware store, j T. I;. KENT, Nov. 14. Agent. V ertical Feed. As usual, the Vertical Feed Sewing Machine took First Pre mium, at the late county Fair. A* Overwhelming Stock OK KVKUYTIIING IS Mllline ry, \otionn and Fa n cy Goods / LINE AT MRS. S. H. SWEET. One door south of Evan* A llildrcth's, Main Street. 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 Low Prices. MRS. S. 11. SWEET. Sept. 30. 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 being represented: 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 contest. 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 resolutions: RE ADER.s. No. vote. , , for eaesh New Graded 74 Independent 20 Appleton's .'. 17 New American 12 SPELLERS. Swinton's qg New American g Independent 23 Appleton's 1 Patterson's Sander's Union [[[ Raub's * j GEOGRAPHIES. Swinton's inn (Jolton's * 14 Mitchell's JJ Independent 1 Monteith's ."" g HISTORIES. Swinton's Redpath's 5 Barnes' Brief *" 7 Butler's '.. ....]] Ouackenbos' 1 Watson's j'." Q V R ITT EN ARITHMETIC. Robinson's Shorter Course 57 • Greenleaf's 14 Brook's * _ Gillie's "" on BotT's ;;;;;;; N rook's Union ' g Mew American MENTAL ARITHMETIC. Milne's 7 Greenleafs .*!!."!!.'!!.' 4 ALGEBRA. Robinson's gg Greenleafs ] COPY BOOKS. Spencerian gg Appleton's ok Ellsworth's ;;;;;; | 0 GRAMMARS. Kerl's 72 Swinton's .!.!!* 1* Clark's Brief If , BULLION'S ;;;;; ? Harvey's >o Ouackenbos' kewsmith's 1 LANGUAGE LESSONS. Kerl's * Clark's r Harvey's., .!!!!!!! 1 Mortoii's ► BOOK-KEEPING. Bryant A Stratton's 44 Folsom's "* Smith's CIVIL GOVERNMENT. Townsend's.. - BOTANY. Gray's Steele's 7 GEOLOGY. Dana's gg DRAWING. White's Industrial 4. PHYSIOLOGY. " Steele's Q cutter's * NATURAL PHILOSOPHY. 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 each district. 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. SAMUEL FRANCE, J A RED HARPER, ~ . W. C. HEINLE' Committee appointed by the County Superintendent to canvass the votes BELLKKONTK. PA., June 23, 1879.