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Lörd's day I organized a church on Honey Creek, near Russiaville, Clinton county, of near 20 members; brothers Conrod and Jones to act as bishops, and brother Spealman to act as deacon, and another brother whose name I have forgotten. A large school-house would not hold near all the people on Sunday that were present to hear the word from my mouth. A solemn impression, we learn, was made, and the infant church there has the most flattering prospects. Throughout all the Miami Reserve the cause is as prosperous as any where in my knowledge; one or two churches only are out of order. In 1843, when in my poverty I settled in this wilderness, I did not know of one church in the Reserve; but now we have ten that I know of. The Lord be praised!
Brother Campbell, are you delighted to see the wilderness blossom? Do you never intend to visit Indiana, centrally and westward?
May the Lord put it into the hearts of many to attend our cooperation meeting on Deer Creek, Cass county, Indiana, which commences on Friday before the second Lord's day in August, and to come with hearts warm for the work. Pray for us at Bethany, and may this wilderness soon enjoy some of the scientific light of Bethany. God bless all the saints!
G. W. SMITH.
Hannibal, Missouri, June 30, 1848. We had ten or fifteen accessions to our congregation within the last two months. May the Lord enable us to lead them in the right way, both by precept and example!
D. T. MORTON.
Lake county, Ohio, July 4, 1848. Brother Bartholomew and brother Webb have spoken in this place for a short time past, alternately. We have had seven additions-brother Gage and wife included in the number. May the Lord bless the efforts of all who strive together for the faith of the gospel!
ASA S. TURNEY..
Indianapolis, Indiana, July 12, 1848. I attended a meeting of seven days with brother Elijah Goodwin, in the town of Franklin, Johnson county, Ia., embracing the first Lord's day in this month; at which place we constituted a church of eighteen members, on the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone, to be governed by the word of God; to which we had twelve additions by confession and immersion; and when I left, last Saturday morning, brother Goodwin was still continuing the meeting, with a good prospect for
J. B. NEW..
OBITUARY. In Munson, on the 21st of March, departed this life, of apoplexy, sister LUCY B. CARROLL, daughter of Stephen Corkins and consort of brother Thomas Carroll, aged 26 years. Possessing an ami. able disposition and being adorned with the Christian character, both of which she sustained until death, enabled her afflicted parents and bereaved husband and numerous relatives to resign her spirit into the hands of the Redeemer in hope of the resurrection of the just.
MEETING OF EDITORS AND OTHERS.
DANVILLE, KY., 15th July, 1848. Dear brother Campbell—I FIND that several of your brother Editors have kindly accepted the invitation to meet at some central point for conference. This is gratifying to many. It is to be hoped that good will result from this meeting.
Some of the brethren have publicly called on me to intimate the time and place. At their suggestion I will venture to name Cincinnati, Ohio, as the place, and Friday before the 4th Lord's day in September, as the time-i. e. 22d day of September. This will give timely notice, and afford opportunity to brethren who may choose to attend the Indiana State Meeting, near Rushville, on the Ist of October.
It is to be hoped that many other brethren besides the Editors, will find it convenient to attend. We should rejoice to see a full meeting of Disciples. The Lord give wisdom and grace? In the bonds of love, your brother in Christ,
E. A. SMITH.
PLEASANT HILL SEMINARY. This Female Institution, eight miles distant from Bethany, conducted by Mrs. M-KEEVER, together with her assistant teachers, gentlemen and ladies, held its annual examination and exhibition in the Union Meeting-House, West Middletown, Washington county, Pennsylvania, on the 23d of June last, in presence of a large assemblage of citizens.
Having heard so much of the merits of this Institution in imparting a very solid, accurate, and comprehensive education to young ladies both in literature and science, I was induced to attend its last examination, not only because I had pupils there, but because of the interest which I take in education in general, in female education in particular, and especially in imparting to them a rational, useful, and ornamental education. I am glad not merely to say that I was not disappointed, but to say that my very high expectations were more than realized, inasmuch as what I saw and heard on the occasion, in the number, variety, and importance of the sciences taught, and in the very great proficiency of the young ladies, displayed in every department of their studies, certainly equalled, if it did not excel, any examination I have for many years attended. The range of examinations embraced Grammar, Composition, Geography, History, Latin, Algebra, Mathematics, Natural Philosophy, Chemistry, Botany, Moral Science, Sacred Literature, &c.
The rural location of this Seminary, the healthfulness and beauty of the country around—the great attention paid to moral culture, and the means of imparting instruction in experimental philosophy, music-general literature, and science, to say nothing of the very moderate terms-only $100 for the academic year, board, washing, educatiun, &c.—one vacation only of two months in the year-warrant the conclusion that this Seminary is destined to enjoy a liberal patronage and to occupy a large space in the esteem and regard of an intelligent and moral community; which, on the principles of philanthropy alone, I sincerely hope.
ELDER WILLIAM THOMSON OF EDINBURGH. This brother arrived at Bethany from England, a few days ago, and has left for Cincinnati. He is a brother of excellent attainments in the Christian religion, and of good didactic powers. I formed an interesting acquaintance with him in England and Scotland. I quote the following commendation of him from the British Millennial Harbinger of June last, page 293:
“Huddersfield.-The church of Jesus Christ, statedly meeting in the Philosophical Hall, Ramsden street, Huddersfield, after their usual meeting on Lord's day afternoon, May 14, 1848, held a special meeting, and took tea in company with a considerable number of brethren from Halifax and Clickheaton, to take their leave of brother William Thomson. At this meeting the following resolution was moved by brother George Greenwell, the evangelist of the church, and seconded by brother Henry Shaw:-'As brother Wm. Thonson is leaving this place, and also contemplates a voyage to the United States of America, something more than an ordinary farewell is demanded from us upon the present occasion. For a period of two years he has been with us as a brother, and as a min. ister of the truth. We are happy to testify that, as a brother, he has walked in holiness among us; and as a Christian teacher, has contributed largely to the edification of the body. We desire a continued interest in his sympathies and prayers, and promise that it shall be reciprocal. We cordially commend him to the confidential fellowship of all congregations of baptized believers, wherever his lot may be cast. Signed on behalf of the church, this 15th day of May, 1848, by Henry
Shaw, Wm. Haigh, Even Jenkins, Presidents; David Butler, John Winterbottom, Deacons."
THOMAS J. FISHER-THE REVIVALIST. In an article in the last num'er of the Christian Magazine, on “Revivals and Revival. ists,” I alluded to Mr. F'islier as having been excluded from a Christian church for "gross immorality.". That allusion was made from my recollection of published statements concerning him, which I had supposed were supportea by unequivocal testimony. Since writing that article, from a careful examination of the publications against him, I have been nade to regard them as ex parte and contradictory; and I have learned that i hey were made eight years after the offences were said to have been comunitted, during a part of which time Mr. Fisher lived in the fellowship of the Baptist church in Pittsburgh, not more than forty miles from the place where the offences were said to have been committed; and that seventeen years have since elapsed, and Mr. F. has all that time been sustained by the Baptist community, who regard him as a gifted and successful preacher.
[Editor of Christian Magazine.] In the “careful examination of the publications against hiin,” regarded by the Editor of the Christian Magazine as "exparte and contradictory-made eight years after the offences were said to hava been coinmitted," I desire brother Ferguson to say WHETHER IN THIS EXCULPATION OF HIMSELF, HE INCLUDES THE ARTICLES FOUND IN THE 2d and 3d VOLUNES OF THE NEW SERIES OF THE MILLENNIAL HARBINGER, TOUCHING MR. FISHER THL REVIVALIST-Vol. 2, page 517, jand vol 3, pp. 281.– 283; and Messrs Waller and Fisher, pp. 412, 418 Brother Ferguson will excuse me for making this call upon him, when he knows that brethren are calling upon ine for an explanation of these matters.
ITEM s. 1.- Bro. G. W. Williams' No III has been received, with a host of other correspond. ents on the same subject, since our 1 st. We have to defer them all till our next. I have not had time to read thein during the last month, (July.)
11,-Several sulijecis,-Tracts, Notes on Acts of Apostles, &c. are suspended because of indisposition and the press of other matters more'urgent at present.
GEORGIA-H. S. Campbell, vol. 3 for William A. Lewis and D. lutchins.
ILLINOIS-W. W. Happy, volume 4 for John Eads; vol. 5 for Col. a mes Dunlap, J. Huffacre, A. Lindsey, J. H. Armstrong, N. Dewissee, John Shuff and George Curts. Enoch Sargent, vol. 1 in full, and 50 cents on vol. 2 for self, and $2,50 for S. Beedle. (What PostJffice?) D. H. Kennett, vol. 5. Jesse Fisher, vol. 5. Silas Baird, vol. 5. Mrs. Mary Mason, vol.5. Elijah Davidson, $1,00 in full for 1. Leeper; volumes 4 and i for H. Meadows, and volume 5 for Emund Adcock, (who owes for vol. 4.) James Stark, vol 5 for G. Callison, $17,50 in full of David Wade's note, and 50 cents on vol. 6 for self. Ä. Holcomb, vol. 5 for J. W. Taylor, M. Vermillian, F. Pierce, W. Tenny and M. K. Anderson, James M. Boyle, vol. 5 for self and H. Young. J. M, Yearnshaw, vods. 2, 3 and 4 for C. S. Bovd; vols. 2, 3, 4 and 5 for W. L. Dunlap; $1,00 on vol. 3 for E. D. B. Gage; vols, 6 and 7, 2d series, for Vinal Daniels, of Wisconsin, and vol. 5 fur self. Alexander Naylor, vols, 4 and 5 for John Conover; vol. 5 for Jacob Ward, Wm, H. H. Wood, and Edward Collins. John L. Buckley, vol. 5. H. E. FIaley, volume 5 for Henry Bruner. H. G. Bristow and John E. Murphy, vol. 5. Charles Nimes, vol. 5 for B. M, J:ck:on and Ephrain Burnett, and one dollar on vol. 5 for Dr. H. Nance & Co. Enoch Sargent, vol.5 for A. G. Britton, (who owes for vols. 3 and 4. George Hume, vols. 3 and 4, and one dollar on vol.5. J. W. Jeffress, vol. 5 for self, and two dollars in full for John Foard. Wm. Darnall, vol. 5-owes for volume 3.
lowa-R. C. Warriner, one dollar on vol.5, W. A. Saunders, vols. 3 and 4, and half of vol. 5, for M.H. Patterson, and vol. 5 for Samuel Dickey, Albert Heath, and B. Dickey. James R. Fisher, vol. 5 for Mrs. L. S. Fisher. Wm. Lesslie, vol. 4 and one dollar on 5 for John 0. Smith, and one dollar and fifty cents in full of vol. 4, and one dollar on vol, 5 for self. Peter Shuck, vol. 5 for J. Crawford and Jonathan Morgan, (who owes for vol. 4.) John A. Drake, volume 5 for Jacob Neal; 50 cents on vols. 3, 4, and 5, for Ezra Kirkham, leaving two dollars due on volume 2,) and three dollars on account for self J. V. Black, volume 5 for J. G. Campbell, S. Black and self. Edward Railsback, volume 5-owes for volume 4.
MICHIGAN-C. G. Hill, S. Dexter, and Wm. Naylor, volume 5.
TENNESSEE—A. Green, vol. 5. F. C. Mosby, volume 5. James Johnson, one dollar on vol.4, J.K. Speer, vol. 5 for James Billington, J. A. Manire, P. H. Flippan, and vol. 6 for R. A. Rives. B. W. White, vol. 5 for W. White and D. R. Wilson, R. C. Mosby, vol. 5 for Benjamin Wallace and S. H. Williams. George Stroud, vol. 5 for self and two dollars on vol. 4 for D. Darnall.
MISS 189IPPI-R. T. Jones, vol, 5 for John B. Wiley, and vol, 5 and one dollar on vol.6 for self.
LOUISIANA-Walter Bailey, volumes 4 and 5.
New YORK-Daniel Monroe, per A. D. Laughlin, volume 5 for self, Henry Shaw, Mr. Heaps, and John Davies. Dr. A. Benton, vol. 5 for self, and vols, 4 and 5 for Thomas St. John. J.O.B. Richards, twonty dollars in full, A.M. Frost, vols. 3, 4 and 5, for self, and vols. 2 3 for Warner Brown. Joel Stafford, volumes 4 and 5. Daniel Bradbury, vol.5. S. H. Burnet, vols. 5, 6, 7, and 50 cents on vol. 1 for George Burnet, and vol. 5 for Mrs. John Legg.
Near Hårrodsburg, Kentucky. The fifteenth session, embracing ten months, will commence on the first Monday in September next, and close on the Thursday preceding the last Friday in June, 1849.
The Principal will have, besides the same able assistants he has had for several . years, an accomplished teacher of the French language, born and educated in France.
TERMS PER HALF SESSION OF 5 MONTHS, PAYABLE IN ADVANCE. Tuition in the branches of the regular course, with board, washing, fuel, light, stationery, and vocal music,
$75 00 Tuition in Piano music, with use of instruments,
25 00 Instruction in French, painting, and drawing, each,
10 00 Course of lessons in wax-work,
10 00 Instruction in Latin and Greek, if desired, will be given without charge, to those who take a regular course. : In addition to the present very spacious buildings, there is in the process of erection, a large brick house, 52 feet long, 32 feet wide, and 18 feet high, designed for laboratory, study room, chapel, and public exhibitions.
Some valuable accessions have been recently made to the library and apparatus.
S. G. MULLINS, A. M., Principal.
CONDITIONS OF THE MILLENNIAL HARBINGER. 1. Each number contains 60 pages, duodecimo, published on the first Monday of every month, stitched in a neatly printed cover; all numbers failing to reach their destination shall be made good at the expense of the Editor.
JI. It costs $2,50 per annum, or $2,00 within six months.
III. Agents are allowed 10 per cent. for obtaining subscribers and for collecting and remitting subscriptions.
IV. All who obtain and pay for five subscribers, within six months after subscribing, have one copy gratis.
V. Persons who subscribe at any time within the year will be furnished with the volume from the commencement; and no person, unless at the discretionof the Editor, shall be permitted to withdraw until all arrearages are paid.
VI. All who do not notify their discontinuance to our agents in such time that we may be informed a month before the close of each volume, will be con• sidered subscribers for the next.
Address A. CAMPBELL, Post-Master, Bethany, Brooke county, Va.
ADVERTISEMENT. A Graduate of Bethany College, who has had several years experience in teaching, wishes to get a situation in the SouthWest or West. Letters for information to be directed to A. CAMPBELL, P. M., Bethany, Va.
NOTICE. Our General Agent, W. F. M. ARNY, expects, during the months of August and September, to attend the annual meetings in Ohio. We hope our agents and subscribers will be ready to settle with him.
NOTICE. popo Persons knowing themselves indebted to this office for Harbinger or books, will please remit by mail. Direot AlerR. CAMPBELL, PostMaster, Bethany, Brooke county, Va., and see that it is marked FREE, when put into the office. If persons do not know the exact amount of their accounts, let them remit whatever they may think proper; and should there be any balance for or against, they will be informed of it.
6 Report of Examinations in Bethany College shall appear in our next.