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of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give
you the inheritance among all them that are sanctified.

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()(ztoher isth. 1909.

My Dear Friends:

The time of farewells is here and with it the accom-
panyim.r sadness. it is not easy to say good-bye to those we
love. While in your midst God in His providence allowed a
great sorrow to come into my life. put He gave to me a
loving: and sympathetic people whose hearts were touched
with my grief. Your tender expre. sions of sympathy then
have made a deep and lastim.r impression upon me. You
have been good to me in times of joy and of sorrow alike and
lshall alwa ' tarry you in affectionate remembrance.

My church relations have been very happy. It is a great
joy to preach to a congregation that has caught the world
vision and is seeking to make Jesus king in all the earth.
The officers and members of lioth church and Sunday-school
have held up the preachor‘s‘hands in his work for the Lord.
The Aid Societies. the Choir. and the Ulara Kingshnry Aux—
iliilry of the Christian Woman's Board of Missions have all
contributed to the success of the work. There has been
sweet fellowship and great joy in service.

’l‘he voice of duty now seems to call me to my Australian
home where i trust the Lord will use me for His glory.
’l‘liough thonsandsof miles of s ‘l and land will separate us
soon. we shall still he joined in heart and hope to meet again
I trust that wherever the future may find us we shall long
remember our motto, “'l‘lie Utmost for The Highest." and
ever practice the principle in our lives. To a heartfelt
“thank-yon“ 1 add a heartfelt "(lod bless you," and remain.

[fiver your friend,
Minister. ll:ti'1'odsbur;.r Christian Church.

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Revised January I, 1912









Prohibition’s Onward

Revised/tummy 18!, 1912

ALABAMA: From January, 1909, to
February, 1911, a statutory prohibition
law was in efiect. The 1911 Legislature
passed a local option bill, referring the
question, with the county as a unit, to
the people. Under this law, all saloons
are to be well-regulated, and 1 saloon is
to be allowed to each 3,000 inhabitants.
Of the 66 counties, elections to 'date have
'been held in 14 counties, of which 7 have
voted to remain'dry, 1 for the, dispen-
sary, and 6 for saloons.

ALASKA: Prohibition from time of

purchase by the United States, 1868, until;
1899, when Congress passed a law allow-

ing the courts to grant licenses to sell
liquor to whites. The law prohibiting
sale to Indians is still in force. The
license tax is $1,500 in all places of 1,500
or more, $1,000 in places of 1,000 to
1,500 and $500 elsewhere.

ARIZONA: The Arizona Legislature of
1909 enacted a. law giving the people
county option by majority vote. The old
law, thus amended, provided for local op-
tion by a two-thirds vote. The same Leg-
islature segregated all municipalities for
local option purposes. Besides the
Indian reservations, there are 2 dry
counties, and a number of dry munici-

ARKANSAS: 0f the 75 counties, 63 are
under prohibition by local option and pe-
tition. An effort is now being made for
state-wide prohibition through the initia-

CALIFORNIA: The Legislature of 1911
enacted an excellent, workable law giv-
ing to the people Of every municipality,
and to the people of the pdrtions of each
supervisorial district lying outside of a.
municipality, the power to banish the

from the rum curse.

beverage liquor traffic. Since that law

went into effect on June 3, 1911, over 30 _
conducted in ,

campaigns have been
Southern California, and in most battles,
the liquor men were defeated. Fourteen
‘years ago only 10 little cities had ban-
ished the saloon in this Southland. To-
day 1 city with more than 30,000 popula
tion, 5 cities ranging in population from
10,000 to 15,000, and 30 with from 5,000
to 10,000 population are dry. From one-
half to two-thirds 0f the country dis-
tricts of our 10 counties comprising
Southern California have been/cleansed
In Northern Cali-
fornia there are 276 villages, towns and
cities without saloons. Forty-two per
cent of the territory of the state is dry.
All saloons are prohibited within one and
one-half miles of Stanford. University,
and within 3 miles of the State Farm
and Agricultural College at Davis. At a
special election held October 10, 1911, a
constitutional amendment providing for
woman suffrage, the initiative, direct leg-

islation, referendum and recall, was
COLORADO: The local option law was

enacted in 1907 and applies to wards,
precincts and municipalities. A majority
of incorporated towns and many coun-
try precincts are saloonless. Conditions
have changed but little during the past
year. Four of the larger towns had hard
fought campaigns, three of them on re-
submission; two remained dry; one prac-
tically legalized saloon drugstores; the
election in the fourth, which has had
saloons for forty years, was contested,
the district court decided the majority
to be for no-license, and the case has
been appealed to the Supreme Court. It
is proposed to submit under the initia-


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:next fall, a constitutional prohib-
-,amendment and a county option

NECTICUT, with 168 towns, had 95
g ‘e no-license on October 10,1911.

. liege contained about two- fifths of the

p11 tion. Local option prevails by
ote only. The future issuance of
enses is now limited to 1 to 500 popuw
A new law in effect October,
. 1, permits the issuance of hotel li-
e ses between June 1 and October 1 on
n of a majority of the registered
is, even if the town is. no- -license,
lso in license towns Stonington,
’0pnlation 9 184, is the largest dry town.

WARE: Two of the 3 counties,
111g three-fourths of the area of
._ ,have prohibition. About 80,000
’peop' live in no-license territory. Ad-
ditional enforcement legislation has been
3' in the last year, and efforts are


pre cm the shipping of liquor from
ttddry territory.

,szs Icri or COLUMBIA: The territory
der prohibition in the District in-

- and the almshouse, and the
tween the two last named, as well
{111111 a radius of one-half mile of
op'erti ‘s. This protected territory

opulatron of about 54 500 persons.
of the District forbids the open-
. saloon Within 400 feet of a

church or.sehool. The total population
of the District is 330, 000.

, F'Loem‘A: Thirty-six of the 48 coun-
ties are dry under the county option law.
The law permits a vote to be taken not
Oftener than once in four years. One
Wet county was divided last year, but as
wet county has been gained, the num-
er remains the same. The fight is still
on forgstate-wide prohibition. 5'

HAWAII: Prohibition prevailed under”?
native rule. Since annexation to theif


United States a license law has been sub- 1‘

stituted. By act of Congress, the citi‘r'

.zens of Hawaii voted on July 25, 1910,
as to whether the territory should have
a. prohibition ‘law. The measure was

Q ’ ' GEORGIA: Statutory prohibition, enact-1
'3 ed August 5, 1.907; in efiect January 1,


,1 1908.

If» , IDAHO: Under the county option law,
1‘ passed in 1909, 20 of the 27 counties are
1 dry. The successful operation of the law
is hindered by the shipping of liquor
into dry territory. The next Legislature
will be urged to provide for the submis-


sion to the vote at the people of a pro-
hibitory constitutional amendment.

ILLINOIS; Under the provision for
local option by municipalities and town-
ships, about two-thirds of the state is no-
saloon territory. Over 2,000,000 of the
people of the state live in anti-saloon
territory and a county option bill is now
before the Legislature.

INDIANA: The Legislature of 1911 re-
pealed the county option law, passed in
1908, enacting in its place a city and
township local option measure. At the
present time there are 24 dry counties
and 6 dry cities with a population of
5,000 or more. Eighty-one per cent of
the area is under no-license and 65 per
cent of the population lives in dry terri-
tory. The W. C. T. U. is working for
constitutional prohibition and will con-
tinue its endeavors until that end is at-

IOWA: Statutory prohibition enacted
in 1884, but nullified by “mulct” law
passed in 1894, permitting saloons upon
written petition of from 50 to 80 per
cent of the voters, according to popula-
tion, under which all permits expired
July 1, 1911. The Moon Law which took
effect July 1, 1911, allowing but 1 saloon
for 1,000 inhabitants in any town, closed
130 saloons. Of Iowa’s 99 counties, only
12 have general petitions of consent.
Under existing laws, there are 568
saloons, and other petitions are in liti-

KANSAS: Constitutional prohibition
since 1880. Under the law of 1880 intoxi-
cating liquor could be sold for medical,
scientific and mechanical purposes. The
Legislature of 1909 passed a law eliminat-
ing the three emceptions. This law was
contested on constitutional grounds and
held to be good in our higher courts.
The celebrated, wealthy, aristocratic

. Topeka Club used the locker system. No

sales were made, or claimed; they met
and drank their own liquOr. The 8%
preme Court held this club to be a
nuisance, and every club in Kansas was
killed. Not an open saloon in Kansas,
law well enforced, public sentiment for
law enforcement stronger than ever be-

Jore. ‘
.KENTUCKY: Out of 119 counties, 95
are dry. The present Legislature has

passed a uniform county option law. The
W. C. T. U. continues to work for state-

7 wide prohibition as the only satisfactory

solution of the liquor problem.

LOUISIANA: There has been little
change in the situation during the past
year. Out of 59 parishes, 30 are dry,
with dry territory in some of the others.
The prohibition law in this territory is
for the most part well enforced.







 MAINE: Statutory prohibition enacted
in 1851; repealed in 1856; re—enacted in
1858. ConstitutiOnal prohibition adopted
in 1881,. Maine has been the battleground
of the contending forces for more than
half a century, and in spite of a smug-
glers‘ paradise of long boundary line and
intricate cOast, in spite of occasional om-
cials who would not enforce the law, in
spite of endleSs misrepresentation on the
part of the liquor interests of the nation
and world, prohibition in Maine is today
well enforced, and has more than vindi-
cated itself as a source of prosperity and
civic well-being. February 11, 1911, the
Legislature'passed a resolution, resub-
mitting to popular vote the constitutional
prohibitory amendment. At the special
election, September 11, 1.911, the citizens
of Maine, after a notable fight, voted for
the retention of the prohibition amend-

MARYLAND: 0f 23 counties, 10 are
Wholly without saloons, and 2 have
saloons in 1 municipality each. Of the
remainder, all but 2 have more or
less local prohibition territory. The city
of Baltimore is not included in the
county organization. It has a number of
prohibition districts, notably the Johns
Hopkins University grounds, the manu-
facturing section known as Hampden,
and a district surrounding Goucher Col-


This state has ahigh
license, local option law, the vote on the
license question being taken annually.
At present the figures show that 16 cities
and 251 towns have voted against li-

cense; 17 cities and 70 towns voted for
it. A campaign still continues for the
submission to a vote of the people of a.
prohibitory amendment to the constitu-

lVIlCHIGAN: Under the county option
law, of the 83 counties, 39 are dry. AS
the result of 1910 elections 40 counties
became dry. The sentiment against the
saloon is growing steadily. An effort
will be made this year to secure a statu-
tory prohibition law.

MINNESOTA: About two-thirds of the
townships of the state are without
saloons, and the number of dry Villages
and cities is increasing. The effort dur-
ing the coming year will be for a statu-
tory prohibition law, or the submiSSion
to the people of an .amendment to the
constitution prohibiting the sale and
manufacture of liquor.

MISSISSIPPI: Statutory prohibition,

, enacted February, 1908,- inefl’ect Janu-
ary 1, 1909. A bill to submit a constitu-
tional amendment, brought before the
Legislature immediately after the pas-
sage of the prohibition statute, failed by
only a small vote.

MISSOURI: Out of 114 counties, 87 are
wholly or partially dry under local op-

tion. This law permits cities of 2,500 in-
habitants to vote separately from the
county. The result of. local option elec-
tions during the past year has been fav-
orable to the drys. Much temperance
sentiment was created by the state-wide
campaign in 1910. The temperance
forces of the state are endeavoring to
carry an amendment to the constitution,
providing for placing the opening of the
ballot boxes in the hands of the grand
jury, that fraudulent elections may be

MONTANA: Several large Indian reser-
vations and military reservations com-
prise the only prohibition territory. The
few anti—liquor laws are being well en-
forced in many communities, among
them the midnight and Sunday closing

NEBRASKA: Of 90 counties, 31 are dry.
At the present time about one-half of
the population of the state is in dry terri-
tory under the provisions of the local
option law. Under a state law, all
saloons are compelled to close at 8 p. m.
and remain closed until 7 a. m.

NEVADA: Two Indian reservations, the
town of Imlay, the mining camp of Jar-
bidge and La Moille Valley, are the only
prohibition territory. The Legislature of
1911, in its revision of laws, brought to
light an old law forbidding the sale of
intoxicating liquors to minors, and re-
enacted it with a penalty of from $50 to
$500, or imprisonment; also a law
against selling to habitual drunkards or
drunken men on complaint of family or
a peace officer. A county option bill will
be introduced in the 1913 Legislature.
Temperance sentiment is growing.

NEW HAMPSHIRE: From 1855 until
1903 the state was under prohibition.
In 1903, a local option provision was en-
acted by which all the towns are re-
quired to vote on the question of license
or no-license at the November election
every two years, and the cities once in
four years. If the majority vote for no-
license, then the prohibitory law remains
In effect. 0f 11 cities and 224 townships,
4 cities and 200 townships have voted
out saloons. About 65 per cent of the
population live in prohibition territory.
.Nuw JERSEY: About 100 municipali-
ties in the state are without saloons,
some by local ordinance, others by char-
ters or deeds which forbid the sale of
intox1cating liquors. The granting of
licenses is in the hands of a variety of
boards or persons, judges, boards of
Judges, mayors, mayors with the consent
of counc11, city councils and excise

NEW MEXICO: Besides 4 Indian reser-
vations, and 4 military reservations,
there are 14 cities and towns that have
closed their saloons under the territorial
law permitting local prohibition ordi-



nances, or because of a license prohibit-
ively high. One other town, Moun-

tainai‘r, has a prohibition clause in all:

deeds. San Juan and Chavez counties
are dry. There is a territorial law that
forbids licensing of saloons in towns of
less than 100 population, and about 40
towns are dry under this restriction. An
efiort was made to secure the insertion
of a prohibition clause in the constitu-
tion, but it was not successful. The pas-
sage of the “Blue Ballot” bill makes the
constitution easier of amendment, and
the W. C. T. U. will work for a prohib-
itory amendment to be voted upon at the
next general election.

NEW YORK: Of the 933 townships, 416
are under no—license, 193 under partial
license, and 324 under full license. A
county prohibition bill, with the county
as the unit, prohibiting the manufacture
and sale of liquor, and making no provi-
sion for the reversal of the verdict when
the county once votes dry, is to be intro-
duced by representatives of the W. C.
T. U. during the present session of the

NORTH CAROLINA! Statutory prohibi-
tion, adopted by popular vote, Mai, 1908;
in effect January 1, 1909.

NORTH DAKOTA: When North Dakota
entered the Union in 1889, the prohib-
itory clause of the constitution was voted
upon separately and adapted. The first
legislative assembly passed a strong law
for the enforcement of this constitutional
provision. The canstitutiOnality of the
law has been sustained by the Supreme
Court, and its enforcement has been
strengthened by legislative enactments.
The law is well enforced and the senti-
ment for prohibition stronger than ever

01110: Out of 88 counties, 48 are dry.
The present state constitution prohibits
license, and leaves the Legislature with
power to deal With the liquor traffic in
any way it sees fit. The county option
law makes it possible to vote on the
question in each county every three
years. During the latter part of 1911
the three-year limit expired in many
counties, and up to January 1, 1912, 21
elections were held in as many dry coun-
ties. Of these 14 gave majorities favor-
able to license and 7 voted to remain dry.
A new constitution will be submitted to
the voters for their adoption or rejection
this year. The liquor interests will make
a desperate attempt to get a high license
clause in the new constitution and the
temperance forces will do the r utmost
to prevent this. The W. C. T.’ U. of the
state will work for two measures—state-
wide prohibition and woman suffrage.

0mm: Constitutional prohibi-

tion, adopted September 17, .1907. No-



vember 8, 1910. a local optiOn and high
license amendment was submitted to a
vote of the people and was defeated by a
majority of 21,077.. Sentiment in favor
2] law enforcement is stronger than ever.

hipment of intoxicating liquors by
freight and express has been prohibited
by a recent Federal court decision in
that part of the state formerly known as
Indian territory, because of the twenty-
one year proviszon in the Enabling Act.

OREGoN: 0f 33 counties, 9 are dry.
Wet elections held under a Home Rule
bill have been reversed by the courts,
showing that this measure was not after
all much of a victory for the wets. The
sentiment in favor of equal suffrage is
growing, and a victory is anticipated
when the question is submitted to the
people next November.

PENNSYLVANIA: The liquor trafiic is
subject to the regulation of the Brooks
high license law in Pennsylvania. Under
it licenses are granted by the court of
quarter sessions, which can issue any
number of licenses and revoke any or all
at the end of the year. A bond of $2,000
is required from the applicant for li-
cense, who must also have the signatures
of 12 reputable electors of the ward. bor—
ough or township in which he desires to
start his saloon. Approximately 10,000
saloons are now in operation in all parts
of the state. Four counties have prohibi-
tion under judicial decision. and there is
a fair prospect of others being added to
the list during the year. Six hundred
towns in various parts of the state have
no legalized saloons. Temperance senti-
ment is rapidly growing.

RHODE ISLAND: Nine towns are under
prohibition, out of a total of 38 towns and
6 cities. This is a gain of 2 dry towns.

SOUTH CAROLINA: Of 43 counties, 37
are under prohibition, while the remain-
der have dispensaries only in the princi-
pal cities—in most counties only in the
county seat. There is a strong and grow-
ing sentiment for a prohibition amend-
ment to the constitution.

SOUTH DAKOTA: Of the 66 counties, or-
ganized and unorganized, 13 are without
saloons. In some cases this is because
the counties are part of Indian reserva-
tions, and in other cases because the
counties are unorganized, and, therefore,
according to Supreme Court decision, un-
der prohibitory law. Three of these
counties have voted dry, aside from those
above named, and 1 county was never
wet. Some of the counties are almost rid
of saloons by voting them dry by town-
ships or by towns under the local option
law. Dry towns, 162; wet towns, 181.
The Supreme Court has rendered a. deci-
sion that under the law county commis-




sioners can, if the people so desire, grant
no-license. Under this ruling, Spink and
Lyman counties are dry, and other coun-
ties are preparing to make the efiort to
secure county prohibition by this means.
Other anti-liquor measures are the anti-
t'reating law, daylight saloon bill, and a
measure forbidding drinking on the rail-
road trains.

TENNESSEE: Statutory prohibition cn—
acted January, 1.909. ProhibitiOn of sale
of intoxicants in effect July 1, 1009; pro-
hibition of manufacture in effect January
1, 1910. The temperance peOple are hop-
ing to elect a Legislature that will
strengthen the law by giving it better
machinery for its enforcement.

TEXAS: Of 243 counties, 168 are under
prohibition, and a large number are par
tially dry. Practically 80 per cent of the
population lives in dry territory. The
result of the submission to the people,
July 22, 1911, of a prohibitory amend-
ment to the constitution, showed that the
white vote of the state was largely in fa-
vor of prohibition. An effort will be made
to secure at the next Legislature amend-
ments to the laws to prevent fraudulent
voting, as well as the outlawing of the
saloon by a constitutional amendment.

UTAH: The present state law makes
each incorporated city or town a unit and
the entire county outside of these cities
or towns a unit in itself. At the June
27, 191], local option elections, held in
110 cities and towns, 87 towns and cities
voted dry, Salt Lake City and Ogden vot-
ing wet. Only one county, Carbon, a min-
ing district where the foreign element
predominates, is wet.

VERMONT: Three of the 14 counties are
under prohibition and 3 others have but
1 license town each. Of 246 townships,
219 are no-license. Prohibition in Ver-
mont includes both sale and manufacture.
A large majority of the population is in
prohibition territory, and resubmission
of the prohibition amendment (repealed
in 1903) is being demanded by all tem-
perance forces.

VIRGINIA: Of 161 incorporated towns,
145 are dry. Of 19 incorporated cities, 8
are dry. Of 100 counties, 85 are without
saloons. An effort is being made at the
present time to secure the passage of an
Enabling Act which will allow the people
of the state to vote on state-wide prohibi-

WASHINGTON: The sale of liquor is


prohibited within two miles of the Uni-
versity of Washington at Seattle, Within
2,000 feet of every other state school, and
within one mile outside the boundaries
of every incorporated municipality in the
state. The 1909 legislature passed a city
and country precinct option law, under
which saloons have been driven from a
considerable portion of the state. As a
result of 129 elections, there were 89 dry
victories, 45 wet victories, 71 towns dry,
4 counties entirely dry, 19 more counties
dry outside of municipalities, 15 dry
county seats, the two largest dry sea-
ports in the world (Bellingham and Ever-
ett). Seventy-one per cent of the total
area of the state is dry territory. The
effort during the coming year will be
centered upon securing the initiative and
referendum as a. means toward gaining
statewide prohibition.

WEST VIRGINIA: Of 55 counties, 40 are
without the legalized saloons; 8 have sa—
loons in only 1 city; 4 have saloons in 2
or 3 cities, and only 3 counties are thor-
oughly wet. The granting of license to
sell liquor in the various counties is op-
tional with the county courts, except in
some 20 cities where special charters have
been obtained placing the granting of ii-
censes in the hands of the city council.
Within the past year 3 counties have en-
tered the dry column. The Legislature
at its last regular session in 1911, sub-
mitted to a vote of the people a proposed
prohibition amendment to the state con-
stitution (effective July 1, 1914), to be
voted upon at the next general election,
November, 1912.

WISCONSIN: Under the local option
law, over 800 towns, cities and villages,
out of a total of 1,475, have become dry.
Fifty-five per cent of the area of the
state is under nolicense. An effort is
being madepto secure at this session of
the Legislature the passage of a county
option law.

WYOMING: Under a law passed by the
Legislature of 1908-9 providing that no
license shall be granted for the sale of
intoxicating liquors outside of incor-
porated cities and towns, more than 90
per cent of the area of the state became
dry territory. Five of the incorporated
cities have already excluded the saloon,
and the Yellowstone National Park, un-
der the control of the Government, and
the Shoshone Indian reservation are also
dry territory.



Price, 2 cents each; per 50, 25 cents; per 100, 40 cents







——————-———~—-—~—-—— ERRA TUM

WEST VIRGINIA, November 5, by a majority vote
of over 92, 000, adopted a constitutional amendment.
Legislation to make effective the amendment has
passed both houses of the legislature.





G. C. Crooks, A. M., President
G. J. Ramsey. LL. D., Vice-President
Augustus Rogers, Secretary


F. E. Clark. Ph. D. J. Rice Cowan. M. D.
Chas. G. Crooks. A. M. Rev. F. \V. Hinitt, Ph. D., D.D.
Rev. J Q.A. McDowell, D.D. R. T. Quisenberry, Esq.
Frank L. Rainey. S. B. George J Ramsey, LL. D.
Chas. H. Rodes, Esq. Principal Augustus Rogers
Dan L. Thomas. Ph. D. N. F. Smith, Ph. D.

John S. Van \Vinkie

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Recent Experimentsin Democracy- J. A. Cheek
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Scientific Experimentation ’J. R. Cowan
with Animals ....... . . - F. L. Rainev
, , . ,,- wenrwxmnitt

December 6, C. G. Crooks, Host

Emerson and American \' D. L. Thomas
Transcendentalism ..... .. . » G. J. Ramsey
l .1. s. VanWinkle

December 20, F. L. Rainey, Host
\' Augustus Rogers
The President’s Message - R
(N. F. Smith
January 3, J. A. Cheek, Host
i F. L. Rniney
- F. E. Clark

Eugenics... .. ,. ..
(J. R. Cowan

January 17, C. H. Rodes, Host

Currency and Banking: 5' J. A. Cheek
Reform. .. . . ,...,. I J. C. Acheson

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PROGRAM---1 912-1913

January 31, R. T. Quisenberry, Host

l C. G. Crooks
Child Labor Legislation. . . . . . . . . . - J. Q. A. McDowell
. l c. H. Rodes

February 14, J. S. VanWinkle, Host
J. C. Acheson

Southern Story Writers ............. l G. J. Ramsey 1/

l D L. Thomas
February 28, F. E. Clark, Host

‘0. G. Crooks
Matin Luther... ~J.A. Cheek
. F. L. Rainey

March 14, Augustus Rogers. Host
ethods of

(F. E. Clark

March 28. J. C. Acheson, Host
l G. J. Ramsey
Wastes in Higher Education. . . . .. - F. W. Hinitt
(N. F. Smith

April 11, G. J. Ramsev, Host
Labor Unionism in the Light of ‘ Augustus Rogers

{ccentOccurrences ,,,,, . . ~ J. S. VanWinkle
’ R. T. Quisenberry

April 25, F. W. Hinitt, Host
The Meaning and Value of Life as ' J. Q. A. McDowell
Interpreted by Rudolph Eucken ~ D. L. Thomas
J F. W. Hinitt

(C. H. Rodes
Reform of Legal Procedure . .
(J. R. Cowan

. ,...'l_ G. -H.-Rod‘e*sr:-

-_ R. T. Quisenberry é "





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Historical Sketch of Harrodsburg|1823 at Wellsburg, Va with Alex
Christian Church. lander and Thomas Campbell the

BY W- W- STEPHENSON. moving spirits. Alexander Camp-

The second church of the Restora— The“ was in Kentucky, debated with

lion Movement. was established in Mr. McCalla at Washington, Mason




county, and preached at Lexington
and other places. The Christian
Baptist, started in August of that
year, and of which he was the editor,
was the result of that visit, acquired
at once an extended circulation and
contributed to the spread of the
principles of the Restoration enun-
ciated by him. He returned to Ken-
tucky the next year and made an
extensive tour through the State.
P. S. Fall, John Smith, J. T. John
son, Josephus Hewitt and the
Creaths, conspicuous preachers of
the Restoration, were early convert—
ed and enlisted in the cause. As
early as 1828 the teachings enunci-
ated by Alexander Campbell had
taken deep hold upon many Baptist
congregations in Kentucky and it is
almost certain that there were con-
verts at Harrodsburg, as early as
that date or probably earlier.

About that time Rev. Josephus
Hewitt visited the Baptist church at
Shawnee Run, which was organized
in 1788 and was one of the oldest in
the State. As the result of his labors
that congregation was divided in
1830 and a congregation of Disciples
or Christians, as they were called,
was organized. At first the two
congregations occupied the house on
alternate Sundays, but later the Dis-
ciples met weekly in an old log school
house on the south side of the King’s
Mill turnpike, near Cane Run. Rev.
Josephus Hewitt was their first min—
ister, and Thomas Smith, of Lexing-
ton, the second.

The Harrodsburg church, as With
many others in the State, resulted
from the union of two movements,
separate in their beginnings—that
started by Barton W. Stone and that
by Alexander Campbell. Through
the preaching of Joel Haden and
followers of Stone, a church was or-
ganized at Harrodshurg, under the


name ”Christian,” with the Bible as
their only creed, early in the last
century. Under the preaching of
Josephus Hewitt, John Smith, John
T. Johnson and other advocates of
Mr. Campbell’s teachings, a society
or congregation was formed which
was composed principally of those
who had been affiiiated with the Bap-
tist church. They preferred the
name “Disciples,” but were called
by their opponents “Campbellites.”
Among the first members Of this
body, which was small at first, were
Ben C. Allin and Susan Allin, his
wife; Philip Allin and wife, William
Pherigo and his wife, Elizabeth, (a
sister of Judge Jno. L. Bridges) Dr.
Christopher L. Jones, and his wife.
Lucy B. Jones, and Mr. Wheatly.
The body known as “Christians”
met in their private homes. The
Disciples met in a farm building
very near the site of the present
Christian church. Efforts to unite
the followers of Stone and of C