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most devoted wife, and an example as a daughter, wife, mother, and friend. She was perfectly sensible to the last, giving directions as to her interment. Whatever desire she had to live, was for the benefit and happiness of her husband and children. Death had no terrors for her. She was as calm and confident in the movement of dissolution as it is possible for any one to be. This is another triumph of the Christian faith, worthy of record in letters of gold and pictures of silver. The death of sister Withers is regretted most deeply by the pious and good, and her memory is held in the highest estimation by her friends in the church. The loss, which is a severe one, to her husband, her children, the church, and her friends, is her gain. May the blessing of Heaven rest upon those who are left behind. And may this bereavement constitute another overwhelming motive for perseverance in well-doing, that they may all meet in heaven at last. Most affectionately,
J. T. JOHNSOX. Cynthiana, Ky., August 15, 1848. Died, in the city of Louisville, Ky», on the 28th of July, 1848, in the 38th year of her age, Mrs. J. S. HUFFMAN, wife of E. L. Huffman.
The death of this amiable and pious lady has bereaved a large circle of friends and relatives in no ordinary degree. Her natural disposition presented a foundation on which the Christian virtues can be built to perfectness, and in the triumphs of Christianity in her case, was clearly shown the uses of a good heart, for the exhibition of the graces of the Christian faith. The writer of this has known her long and intimately, and bears cheerful testimony to her piety, her Christian love, and her earnest faith. Mrs. Huffman has been an invalid for nearly sixteen years, and throughout all her sufferings has shown a degree of patience, fortitude, and resignation that is rare. For about five months before her death, her sufferings were almost constant and most excruciating, but she never suffered herself to lose her resignation. She watched the approach of death with a quiet, calm, and enduring faith, and in her passage through the valley and shadow of death, she gave the most satisfactory evidences that the questions, “Death, where is thy sting? Oh! grave, where is thỹ victory?" had been solved for her in the :esurrection of the Saviour.
No terror the prospect begets:
I am not mortality's slave:
T. S. BELL.
September 16th, 1848. The Society having heard last evening of the death of one of its foriner members, WILLIAM H. SUMMERS, of Woodford county, Ky., adjourned to meet again this morning. After a brief eulogium by the President, on the character of the deceased, Messrs. T. F. Campbell, T. J. Waters, and A. Chapman, (having been appointed a committee for the purpose,) submitted the following preamble and resolutions, which were unanimously adopted:
Whereas, we, the members of the Neotrophian Society, of Bethany College, having heard of the decease of William H. Summers, of Woodford county, Ky., formerly a regular member of this Society, would express a sense of the loss we have sustained, as a tribute eminently due to the character of the deceased whilst a member of this Society, and a student of this College-Therefore,
Be it resolved, That in the deceased, we recognize one, who, during his connexion with this Society, was not only distinguished for a high intellectual reputation, but for that moral beauty that over adorns the character of the true student.
Resolved, That we cordially sympathize with the relatives and friends of the deceased, in the loss they have sustained.
Resolved, That our Hall be hung in black, and that we wear the usual badge of mourning thirty days.
Resolved, That a copy of these Resolutions be forwarded to the parents of the deceased.
Resolved, That the Editors of the Millennial Harbinger, and Frankfort, Ky., papers, be requested to publish these proceedings. On motion, the House adjourned.
J. D. PICKETT, President. J. D. NEW, Recording Secretary.
DEATH OF MRS. M. B. EWING. Another of the Bethany family is gone. MARGARET B. EWING, consort of John 0. Ewing, of Nashville, and the oldest child of Alexander Campbell, by his second marriage, has been numbered with the dead on earth and united to the living in heaven. On the 4th Lord's day of October and the 22d of the month, about half past 8 o'clock P. M., after a lingering consumption, she bade adieu to earth and breathed her last. Only in her 20th year, and to all human appearance full of promise for many years, wo may truly mourn her as a blossom untimely cut off and withered ere its full unfolding. It is not for us to scan the inscrutable ways of our God, nor to apply the measure of our weak and blinded affection to the mysteries of his providence; but in the early removal of those so full of promise and so blessed with the means of usefulness, we cannot but see the ordinary standards of human life overthrown and feel that in the purposes of God there is a height and depth-a length and breadth nrither to be reached nor embraced by any finite intelligevce.
Though this sad bereavement has fallen so unexpectedly upon many of Alrs. Ewing's friends, for more than a year a growing conviction rested npon her own mind that her days on earth would be few. In the midst of so much to make life attractive-with a husband but too devoted, friends anxious to dispel every thought of gloom, and, in the latter months of her trial, an infant boy just learning to interpret and return her smile, no wonder if she had closed her ears to the unwelcome monitor, speaking only in the sil·nce of her own feelings the warning of death, and listened alone to the fonder illusions of hope. But she did not so. In the quiet reflections of her own soul, the realities of another world found ever welcome audience; and thus the promises of that better life, which is through Christ, gained silently but sleadily upon her heart, till she seemed already to embrace them. Towards the close of her illness, when her body, worn and enfeebled by long wasting, seemed asleep to the surrounding world, the whisperings of her spirit showed it was intent upon heavenly visions and absorbed with scenes, which by faith we know open to the rapture of those who fall aslerp in the Lord. When her lips scarcely moved and she seemed in all else asleep, she could often be heard reciting that glorious vision,
The smiling millions rise and sing,
The Grand Assize is come!
And Jesus takes her home.
Roll on, you happy scenes! This was no enthusiasm, but the tempered zeal of a triumphant faith in a mind remarkable for philosophic calmness and strength. By degrees and
through long and patiently borne afflictions she had raised herself to it; and how rich the reward of her perseverance! Indeed, she scemed especially averse to every excessive display of feeling, whether of grief or joy, and would frequently express the wish that all might be calm and perfectly resigned to the will of God. Her confidence was that of a strong mind staid upon the convictions of a clear and enlightened judgment, trained and matured under thorough parental culture to the highest exercises of reason and faith. Her last and heaviest conflict was to give up the two beings whom she most tenderly loved on earth; but this, was conducted in the silence of her own feelings, and committing them to the Lord, she prepared for her departure.
It was on the Lord's day. She had given particular directions concerning various matters she wished attended to after her death, and now only desired once more to partake of the memorials of the Saviour's love. At her own request, all things were prepared; and, with a few Christian friends, but the morning before she expired, she calmly, intelligibly, and with much devotional feeling, partook of the loaf and the cup for the last time. How appropriate in thc moment of death to feed upon the bread of life! How consoling the thought, that he that liveth and believeth in Christ shall never die! Never for a moment did our beloved sister express a doubt or fear. Her faith was unwavering,--steadfast, and she is therefore not dead, but alive in Christ. She expired, but as one falling asleep. Without a groan or a struggle, her spirit departed, and her friends around only knew by the coldness and stillness that crept gradually over her, that she was gone forever.
Thus faded from the earth one of its loveliest flowers-thus parted from among is one of our most favored intellects--and thus was borne to the bosom of Abraham one of our most trusting sisters in Christ. Upon all may the impressive lesson rest as a voice from the Lord, saying, “Be ye also ready."
W. K. P.
ELDER MARCHER. Elder MARCHER made us a short visit to Bethany; and, while here, by request delivered to us a discourse. He has been laboring amongst us and the Baptists for many years. He is, in my opinion, a good man, loves the Redeemer, and desires to serve him. He was not popular amongst the Baptists, and he is not popular amongst our brethren; and I presume, as he is constituted and as other men are constituted, never can be popular in any community. Which are to blame I will not even presume to guess. But the world is large enough for all its inhabitants; and if brother Marcher has his eccentricities and peculiarities, other men have something of their own that they had better not have; and, therefore, some forbearance is necessary. I, therefore, think that those who approve brother Marcher should hear him and assist him, and that he ought not to offer his services to any people who neither solicit them nor appreciate them. In so doing, he and the brethren will get along more satisfactorily.
D As the next number will close the present valume, we shall make an effort to insert in it the church news and other articles crowded out of this number.
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