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For the first time, the editorial information appears on page two instead of page eight, where it appeared throughout the earlier issues of this year.
Page 8 has "Christians, or Disciples of Christ" by John Huffman Hardin, at that time with Eureka College. The article is a "brief synopsis" of the conclusions reached when one applies the axiom "Where the Scriptures speak, we speak; where the Scriptures are silent, we are silent."
The elders of the New Liberty, Kentucky, congregation ask the elders of the Ponce City, Oklahoma Territory, congregation to release William Harris Alford from a commitment he made to move to Ponce City. (Page 10.)
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Watson, James M., "Gospel-Messenger-8-50-December-16-1897" (1897). Gospel Messenger. 50.