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ning in 1843. Voltaism was discovered in March, 1800. The electro magnet in 1821. Electrotyping was discovered only a few years ago. Hoe's printing press, capable of printing 10,000 copies an hour, is a very recent discovery, but of a most important character. Gas light was unknown in 1800 ; now every city and town of any pretence are lighted with it, and we have the announcement of a still greater discovery, by which light, heat, and motive power, may be all produced from water, with scarcely any cost. Daguerre communicated to the world his beautiful invention in 1839. Gun cotton and chloroform are discoveries but of a few years old. Astronomy has added a number of new planets to the solar system. Agricultural chemistry has enlarged the domains of knowledge in that important branch of scientific research, and mechanics have increased the facilities for production, and the means of accomplishing an amount of labor which far transcends the ability of united manual effort to accomplish. The triumphs achieved in this last branch of discovery and invention are enough to mark the last half century as that which has most contributed to augment personal comforts, enlarge the enjoyments, and add to the blessings of man. What will the next half century accomplish? We may look for still greater discoveries, for the intellect of man is awake, exploring every mine of knowledge, and searching for useful information in every department of art and industry.-Philadelphia Ledger.
A VOICE FROM ENGLAND.
From the British Millennial Harbinger. Dear Sir: I was glad to see announced on the cover of your last Harbinger, that an invitation for Mr. Campbell to visit this country, at his earliest convenience, bad been given. I hope he will make it a point to be present at the Great Exhibition next year, and to familiarize himself with all the Baptist ministers in London and elsewhere, especially with Baptist deacons and Baptist churches. It will do more for the cause of the Reformation in the British Isles, than any one is at present able to conceive. It would break down existing prejudices, and be the means of opening a wide door for the Millennial Harbinger, and of cementing both sections into one glo. rious community, just at the expense of avoiding all sectarian peculiarities, and laying down the standard of divine truth alone as our confession of faith, viz: “I believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God.".
Should Mr. Campbell come over, allow me to drop a hint in this way-that if he would visit some of the chief towns, and some of the populous villages on the line between England and Wales, it would be still more effectual than simply to confine his visits to England, and the Reformers ready there. For instance, from Newport to Cardiff, from Cardiff to Swansea, from Swansea to Cærmarthen; SERIES IV.VOL. I.
from there back to Merthyr Tidvil, then to Brecon, and from thence to Rhydden, Llanildoes, Cærws, Newport, Welshpool, Oswestry, Chester, &c. By these means he would be able to spread abroad the original gospel among Englishmen and Welshmen, and his last discourse, in each place, should be on the design of baptism. This, indeed, would promote the Reformation to an unknown extent. Please pardon me in all this. A BAPTIST MINISTER.
[The above is a must excellent programme for Bro. Campbell. We ask no greater honor from man, than to be permitted to serve him through the entire journey.-J. WALLACE.]
It would afford me the greatest pleasure to meet the wishes of all our brethren in England, whether called Baptists or Reformers. We have much interest in, and much affection for, both. The English mind is not perverted on the subject of the Reformation for which we are pleading, because the same efforts to defame and calumniate our views have not been made. The charge of groas heterodoxy, for a time so successfully and artfully managed, by a weak, enthusiastic, and uneducated Baptist ministry in the United States, has not been adopted nor prosecuted in Britain. Some of their leading and eminent ministers having heard with their own ears, and examined for themselves, are dieposed to acquiesce in our views as scriptural, and all-important to the comfort of Christians and the influence of the gospel, and are cordially disposed to give us a full and impartial hearing. The above invitation from a Baptist minister is highly appreciated, and will have a very considerable influence on my decision as to the propriety of a second visit to England, and as to the time when.
The unjust and ungenerous imputations of "baptismal regenerarion”-in its partizan and technical import-of "denying Spiritu influence," and the divinity and atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ, are now, and always were, unchristian, false, and malicious imputations, by cunning and selfish men, who had little conscientiousness, much self-conceit, and an inordinate vanity. We are daily assured that there is a continual increasing conviction of the truth and scriptural authority of our views, on the part of all enlightened Baptists, and leading minds in other evangelical denominations, for which we thank the Lord and take courage. All spiritually-minded and well informed men of the Baptists, are more and more penetrated with the conviction, that our cause is the cause of God and his anointed and must prevail.
Dear Sir: I am now residing at Richland, Miss., and am occupying the Chair of the Professorship of Ancient and Modern Languages in Eureka College, being elected to fill that department during last summer. Our school is in quite a flourishing condition. We pursue, without much material difference, in the department of languages, the same course as that at Bethany. Since I lef Bethany, I have been pursuing my studies with untiring energy, knowing that nil mortalibus datur sine magno opere. My anticipated theater of action will be the legal forum.
I have also a large class of young men, whom I meet every Sunday, and give them instructions in the Bible. I have found your Lectures to be very profitable.
Not longer trespassing upon your time, and hoping to hear from you, I remain your friend,
WM. H. CLARK.
We are glad to be informed that our much esteemed friend, Prof. Wm. H. Clark, is now so usefully employed. He is possessed of a clear and vigorous mind, and of very handsome literary and scientific attainments, and will, no doubt, give ample satisfac'ion in the department assigned him. He was on the eve of graduating, when, in a moment of excitement, he chose to be a soldier in the Mexican war, and preferred to act the patriot and the warrior, rather than the student and the Christian. I am truly gratified to learn that he is now devoted to the teaching of Sacred History, and desire that he may find in his present position so much pleasure as will induce him to devote his whole life to literature, science and religion, rather than to the mere worldly and secular pursuits of meum and tuumin the wranglings and entanglements of the law.
WALNUT GROVE ACADEMY.
WALNUT GROVE, III., October 8, 1850. The citizens of this vicinity, appreciating the great blessings that result from a liberal and scientific education, and being unwilling to patronize institutions under the baneful influence of sectarianism; and in view of the fact that, in the entire State, the Christian brotherhood have no school adapted to their wants, resolved, during last winter, on the establishment of an institution in which their offspring might be instructed under the direction of Christian influ
And through the indefatigable labors of our beloved Bro. Wm. Davenport, as solicitor, in this and the neighboring congregations, means were obtained for the erection of a suitable building. These means were placed in the hands of an association, to be
known as the “ President and Trustees of the Walnut Grove Academy."
A large and substantial brick building is now in progress, that will be finished by the middle of November, for the reception of the sehool now in successful operation, under the immediate care of Bros. A. S. Fisher and John Lindsey, the latter a graduate of Bethany College, Va.
We propose to educate gratis all indigent young men, who will pledge themselves to preach the gospel. And we hope to be able, at some future period, to train up, free of charge, indigent orphans. One of our cardinal points will ever be, to induce more of our young brethren to embark in the proclamation of the ancient gospel, and to render it possible for them to be qualified with the necessary education, at those high schools now conducted by our brethren. That we may be enabled successfully to prosecute our begun enterprise, we want aid in procuring Apparatus and a Library. And conscious that we have been prompted by philanthropy and Christian benevolence, we feel free in soliciting means from our brethren, and believe that every benevolent heart will sympathize with us in this praiseworthy effort, by lending us their means and their prayers. Therefore, we have appointed our old and well-tried Bro. Wm. Davenport, one of the pioneers of the ancient gospel in Nor. thern Illinois, to make an appeal to the brethren of Cincinnati, and throughout the State of Kentucky. Done by order of the Board of Trustees.
J. T. JONES, President. Asa S. Fisher, Secretary.
Trustees—W. Davenport, John T. Jones, B. Major, E. B. Myers, A. M. Myers, E. Dickinson, R. M. Clark, B. J. Rudford. W:ll. M'Garrity, Wm. P. Atterberry, D. Deweese, Win. T. Major, Geo. W. Mineir, James A. Lindsey.
[This communication having come to hand during my absence from home, has recently come to light. I regret that it was delayed to this date. We wish all success to this benevolent enterprise. A. C.]
EDITORIAL NOTICES. CLUBS, AGENTS, &c.—We are, and the cause we plead is, much indebted to the energy and activity of our agents, in increasing the lists of our subscribers. I marked out some names for publication, as pre-eminent in their exertions to send us large lists, but their number has become so large--and it would be rather invidious to name a few, without naming all-that we prefer to thank them all, known to us and to themselves, for their efforts, and to inform them that, through their activity, our readers are much iucreased, and our opportunities, this year, of doing good, are greater than before. We infer, from these liberal efforts, that it is in the power of our friends to double our readers, even yet, if they please to do it; for if one or two hundred active agents have done so much, double that number, and proportionably more, could be achieved.
To correct two errorsone in addition, and one in subtraction we will state, that those added to any club, (say of sixteen,) going to the same office, sent by the same agent, can be supplied as the club, on the same terms; but some one or two have thought, that if they sell short of sixteen, and sent only fourteen, that they should have them at the price of a full club. Subtraction, in this case, is not just; but addition is both just and generous.
Our COLLEGE LECTURES.- Under some such heading appears, in the Christian Age, notes of our Lectures in College, daily delivered to the students. These are from the notes taken by one of our students; and they are, indeed, good evidence of the attention which he paid to these lectures, but they are meagre outlines, and, without my consent, ought not to have been given to the public. They are neither just to me nor the subjects, and yet there are many of my positions, arguments, and illustrations in them. But we demur at such a naked, meagre, and, consequently, inadequate presentation of them to the public.
THE Christian MAGAZINE.—This handsomely printed and very ably edited magazine, conducted by J. B. Ferguson, (J. Eichbaum, assistant editor,) and published by the Christian Publication Society of Tennessee, Nashville, is a valuable auxiliary in the cause of Reformation. Its profits, after paying the printers, publishers, and editors, is devoted to certain evangelical laborers in the State. If I mistake not, it netted $100 clear profit during last year. By increasing its readers at its present profits, it would divide still more to the ministry of the word. A popular and good argument for an increased subscription.
We hope it may double its readers in the current year. We editors wish for many readers; and most, if not all of us, for the same reasons. I know oue of our periodicals that netts more per annum than the Magazine, and, consequently, can give, and does give, a much larger sum per annum to the raising up and sending out evangelists. If all our editors would pursue this course, how much might be achieved to the good cause of human enlightenment! They ought all to imitate the Magazine, and, perhaps, ought to publish the amount of their annual donations.
ECCLESIASTIC REFORMER.The Ecclesiastic Reformer is now issued from Lexington, Ky., and edited by Bros. L. L. Pinkerton, J. Jackson, and J. Henshall, assisted by S. W. Irvin. It contains many interesting communications from the pen of Bro. Henshall, as well as from his associates, and merits a liberal patronage from our brethren in Kentucky. Bro. Henshall, in his excursions through Keutucky, is requested to collect arrears due for the Millennial Harbinger.
THE WITNESS OF TRUTH — This is a well conducted and useful co-operaut in the cause of Reformation, issued from Oshawa, Canada West. It SERIES IV,VOL 1.