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The Brethren At Work. 



^^ Behold I Bring You Good Tidings of Great Joy, which Shall he to AU P<wpfo." — Ldkk 



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Vol. IV. 



Lanark, 111., January 2, 1879. 



No. 1. 



Tlje Brethren at Work. 

EDITED AND PUBLISHED WEEKLY 
jj MOORE & M. M. ESHELMAN. 
SPECIAL CONTRIBUTORS: 

g jjtLLElt, LADOGA, IND. 

^'^ gTElN. ------ NEWTOKIA, MO. 

^TiinHAN. VmnEN, ILL. 

^" ggUTZEB, - - - - -WAYNE3B0K0, PA. 

J^rnE A- LEAK' URBAKA. ILL. 

— A CLOSE, HARD MAN. 

hai'l- '^'''^f" '"''" ^"* Sol'Jiiion Hay. 

^"" n,l,.„«<k-.l:.n.lsavt>,l. 
11,. iiiii'-lit^'l Jinil shaved, 
J llie niun' he liiiil tlie more he craved. 

The liiirtl-efti'iKHl dollar hi- tried to gain, 
tiroiiglit hiui little but care and pain; 

For little hi- H|R-nt. 

.\nd all he lent. 
Up iiiiiile it bring hiui twenty i)er cent, 

Such wiis the life of Solomon Hay, 

The yi'ars went by and liis hair (,'rtnv yray ; 

Ilis cheeks grew tllin. 

And his soul within 
^few hard as the dollar he worked to win. 

]jut liL' lUed one day, as all men must. 
For life is Meeting and men but dust ; 

The lieira were gay 

That laid liini away, 
iuit that was the end of Solomon Kay, 

Xiipy iniiirreled now who hail little cared 
For Solomon Uav whih- his life was spared. 
Mis lands weit- sold, 
And hii liard-eariunl gold 
All went to the lawyera, I au) told. 

YntfliPii wlircli'eat and plii^h and save, 

Sor caiTy their trea-siiros beyond the grave. 

All tljeir L,'iil<l ^ooie day 

Will melt iiway. 
I,iki-tlieselli?ih saviii's's ol Solomon Hav. 

— Bible Bnnmr. 



TRUE REPENTANCE. 

liY II. B. HUOZ. 

ALL men are sinful by nature, and that we 
have inberited a sinful body through 
Adam, we can learn in Rom. 3; 33, '' For all 
have s'mued, and come short of the glory of 
God." 

Itisaad indeed that a true, genuine ropen- 
(sDce id 80 little esteemed in this our day and 
age of llie world. There are but few that have 
ftltand experienced a godly sorrow for their 
sius, wbicli worketh repeutauce. The trouble 
IS, there are but few that are willing to examine 
tlieir sinful condition and make an ell'ort to ob- 
taju forgivenesa by ackuowlndging that they 
aresiuuer?. Yet this is the first step, for how 
i*n Tve be troubled about our sins unless we 
li:>ve come to a knowledge of them? iNow 
)ftati«»iiip TheScriptures tell us, "that siu 
"the transgression of the law." The tree of 
the bowledge of good and eVil, ts jet in us, 
*P'ntually, and thus we hiivo bherited through 
Adam, a tendency toniii. 

Much 13 prL'HfltW ill this onr day about man 
Wasiui^Vi^. hutnuUo much about his re- 
■IfDiption fioni such n sinful state. It is clear 
'^W<, according to the words of our Savior, 
'H unless a man is born again, he cannot see 
tW kiugdoni of God, that ia we must be regen 
ffaiedby a spiritual birth before we can enter 
'WViugdom prepared for the children of Gtod. 
lue Scriptures admonish us to repent H»d be- 
''"e tlie Gosiwt, Here repentance is ivlaced 
firat, not bec«(i9P w« can repent without MieV- 
'igiktrathw i»eGause repentance is the 'first 
''^P to a irwc ifM(h in God. Such b M-wh l'«ith 
""kswo-a^rx. OW things havep.issed awav, 
^iil WW ifihiiii^s have auppared. tending to the 
j'«7''f«oi Wedelipht in the law of the 
^ »Di «od great pleasure in the 'hou.se of 

■**'"^"ld only consift-r'hownWful it is to 



trifle with the leastof God's commands, I know 
we would lead better lives. If a man obtains a 
true knowledge of God. and comes to a true 
repentance, he is sorry for his sins and his heart 
is converted and full of godly sorrow. Snch a 
heart is a sacrifice well pleasing in the sight of 
God. A new spirit pervades the whole being. 

Repentance and conversion do not only con- 
sist in outward motions of the body, but also 
in the power of the Spirit that is in us and 
urgesns to the sacrificing of the flesh to the 
glory of God, and to open a door to Christ. The 
prophet says in one place, that some are con- 
verted, but not in truth, " they are like a de- 
ceitful bow." 

Many boast of having repented, but their 
works do not show it. .James says that faith 
must have works, in order to save. With deep 
regret we see that the contrary is too often the 
case, in this our day. for we don't hear or see 
much else, but avarice and rascality,— lyinj,' and 
cheating, jealousy, hatred, anger, quarreling, 
enmity and vain talking,— of such like the 
world is fhll. Some live us though there was 
no God in heaven, and no Christ had died for 
us. 

Now it becomes us to ask, Are we aa breth- 
ren and sistei-s, free from all thesft evil deeds? 
If not, we are not justified before God. We 
must have other virtues, such as charity, peace, 
knowledge of the truth, justice, meekness, hu- 
mility, kindness, holiness, modesty, temperance, 
godliness and all other good virtues,— whoso- 
ever has snch virtues, is converted by repen- 
tance and faith in God. In snch a one the im- 
age of God is found, and ho is a partaker of the 
divine JViiJ^- It seems according to the Scrii|- 
tures tHaf if we have experienced all ^his, we 
may fall back into the sleep of sin. Panl tells 
all such, to "arise that Christ may give them 
light." 

We hope that all the readers have come to a 
true repentance and holdout faithful to the end. 

Lit nark, III. 



SUPPLYING THE ELLIPSIS. 

WHEN I was out West 1 heard an English 
Baptist preach, who took for his text the 
language of the apostle Paul to the Corinthiunp, 
" The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the 
love of God, and the communion of the Holy 
Ghost, be with you all." 

He said, " Brethren and sisters, that which 
is clearly stated in this Scripture, is impressed 
upon our minds and we know it and now I will 
read it as we we know it: ' And now may the 
grace of onr Lord Jesns Christ be with you all, 
and now may the love of God be with you all. 
and now umy the communion of the Holy Ghost 
be with you all.' Now we have this Scrii)ture 
to the Corinthians is really intended, and I pro- 
pse to talk to you awhile from theae proposi- 
tiohs.'' 

He Vv'jnt 6d ilnd said, "Nbrf lU;!^' the grace of 
our Lord Jesus Christ b^ *itb yOu all." After 
talLing awhile upoii IhSt, he stated the next 
(lioposition with thl' "ellipsis supplied, and th<-n 
the Ifist; theil ftaSA, " 1 have now talked to you 
upon this ScViVture with the etli|)sis supplied." 
After meeting I went to him and said, " Sir, I 
like that way of supplying the ellipsis." Are 
there not other Scriptures that will admit of 
that? He remarked, " I suppose there are." I 
asked him to supply the ellipsis in tlie formula 
of Christian baptism given in the commission. 
He says, " are you not a Dunkard minijter?" 
1 answered, I am what they call a Dunkard, and 
preach sometimes for them. *We donotsnpply 
the ellipsis where Dunkard preachers are pres- 
ent, if we know it," says he. 

ANOTHER CASK. 

This brings to mind whatoccnrnnl about two 
years ago. I heard a Campliellit* minister rea- 
soning upon the text, " V\)r God hath not giv- 
en us the spirit of fear; but of power, ajid of 
love, and of a sound mind." 



He said, "It is clearly demonstrated in this 
Scripture what the apostle meant, and I will 
read it as he means it. ".\nd be hath not given 
us the spirit of fear; but he hath giten us the 
spirit of love; and he hath given ns the spirit 
of power; and he hath given ns the spirit of a 
sound mind." " Now," he says, " I have only 
supplied the ellipsis with words which already 
existed in both the minds of the apostle and 
every other reader of this text." I aaked him. 
at the close of the meeting, to supply the ellip 
sis in the formula for Christian baptism. All 
the answer he ^ave nie is, " you are a Dunkard 
preacher and I know it." Lkmi-kl Hillrry. 

RAMDOM SHOTS THAT HIT. 



IIY H. W. LANDES. 



PAUL said to the Galations. 5:26, "Let us 
not be desirous of lurin i/lon/," that which 
the apostle wanted the brethren not to do. is 
just what the Brethren now at times want to 
du— just the reverse. *We hear of things di 
not many hundred miles from here, which is 
no more nor leas vain glory, a glorying 
self, what self can do— all empty indeed. 

I once heard something like this from a min- 
ister, "[ will go there and it won't take me long 
to convert him or her a^ the c ise may be." This 
im in the conversation, is the vain glory, part 
of it just as if the Lord did not now do his work 
as he did ISOO years ago. The Lord added daily 
such asshould be saved. Acts 2: 47. I was re- 
minded of a circumstance that did happen a 
year ago, in the time of Bishop Siebert, an 
Evangelical Bishop, when he had a revival 
iueeting in the City of Philadelphia, and their 
religion was the mourner's bench kind; but 
then they as a church were plain, very plain, 
(my father and mother belonged to tliein, and 
in their plainness they would to-<Iay be con- 
demning many brethren and sisters.) The bish- 
op had some converts that professed the expe- 
rience of forgiveness of sins. A year after the 
bishop came to the city again, and one of the 
fyrmer converts, a lady came to him and shook 
hands, and was much astonished at the bishop, 
he not knowing her. She was ,in style. She 
answered him this way, " Why. you converted 
me a year ago." He looked at her from head 
to foot and said, " Yes, that looks like some of 
my work," 

So say I, if the vain-glory part can convert 
them, the big "1" and the big "me," then I 
am assured it looks exactly like their work, and 
not like the Lord's. That is one featnre of this 
vain glory. Another manifests itself in this. 
At the end of a discourse, a ministering broth- 
er would request the congregation that all those 
who were for Christ should show it by raising 
their right hand; if none would raise, why, 
UOtie for Christ? To all those who practice 
that as an evidence, I would ask where is it re- 
corded? Where is it demanded from us? Just 
give the chapter and verse. If that is right, 
to demand it and practice it. There i* a chapter 
where some say, that snch things are written 
but 1 have not fonnd it. It lis said in that 
chapter, (called j*«;i/)"SfV(on), little children were 
baptized. The jailer's daughter's name wm 
Hhoda, and she married a shoemaker. If nil 
those things are in that chapter, it may do fiv 
some to believe them and obey theui; but for 
rae it ia vain glory. 

Brother Jetise Cvosswhite espUined his con- 
duct once, a jTar or moi-e ago, wlren in meeting 
and the same i-eqnest wa.s mftde, but he did not 
get up. He explained himself after meeting to 
thr- pwacher, and said *hat he hatl long learned 
not to-do the liiddiTig of a man, unless he whs 
coftvintx-d that be was a better man than hini- 
«e(f. of which Ire had his doubts. One more 
shot and then 1 will put up for this time. I 
will shoot like the Irishnmn did. When he was 
not sure, if it was a calf or a deer, he shot tin* 
way, if a'dwf, he would hit it, ifacalf he would 



iss it. This missionary movement is a move- 
ment where vain glory can manifeat itaelf. In 
this work we need brethren that are sound to 
the core — that are stripped of vain glory and 
exemplary brethren. Now brethren that are 
not thus, why should they seek to bi- put to a 
work which they are not (lualified for, and in 
which they can give no example. "Oh," says 
one. " If the heart is right, all is right," the out- 
side makes not so much ditVerence." Yes. the 
Master says, make tirat the tree good, and then 
will the fruit be good. '' A good tree cannot 
bring forth corrupt fruit, and a corrui)t tree 
(Cannot bring forth good fruit." 

Now when bn'threu are that, and seeking 
for a positiomind trying to get it in various 
ways, then I think they are seeking their own 
glory, and not his who they claim ban sent 
them. If he had sent them, they would speak 
his words, and would hwd the apostles word*, 
" bet UM not he desirous of vain glory. If we 
liave a laree stock of vain glory, we cannot dis- 
pense of it to the Almighty for anything of 

Value. • 



THE BROAD AND NARROW WAY. 



Cm HIST points out two ways. The one ia 
J broml and the other is unrrotv: the one is 
filled with many travelers; the other has but 
few. Christ came to save us from our sins, 
lie taught us the way of salvation — showed us 
the narrow way. He warned us of the dangers 
and trials which beset life's pathway. 

Our life is very fitly represented as a journey. 
And it is a very short one, too. To some it is 
only a few weeks or a few nioiilii;!. and the 
longest, just a few years. But a happy thought 
is, that those whose pilgrimage is short, whose 
journey is ended in youth, that Jesus hiw" pur- 
chiLsed a home to which he takes them, and in 
which they can dwell liappily throughout all 
the ceaseless ages of eternity. 

Ubedience to parents is the first command- 
ment with promise. This is where the first 
step on the broad road is taken. Children dia- 
obey their parents. Children, if you haveChrii*- 
tian parents, thank God for it. Disobedience, 
through unbelief, was the sin of our tirst par- 
ent-s, the cause of their being cast out of that 
beautiful garden, the Garden of Eden. When 
know our duty and do not do it, we are on 
the broad road, and unless we repent and return, 
like the prodigal son. it will lead us to certain 
destruction. 

We need not be in doubt as to whether we 
are on the right way — the narrow way. No, 
we need not be in darkness. We have the 
Word by which we may knoir whether we are 
right or wrong, on the broad or narrow way. 

Each day brings us nearer our long, onr eter- 
nal abode. -'Strive to enter in at the strait 
gate, for many I say unto you, will seek to en- 
ter in and shall uot be able." Jesus says, " I 
am the way, the truth and the life, and no man 
comelh to the Father but l»y me." If any man 
enter in he shall he saved. Out of Christ and 
his doctrine*, we are all on the broad way. 
"There id no other name given under heavaa 
among men by which we may be saved, but the 
name of Christ." Then, " If ye love me seep 
my commandments." "Why call me Lord, 
Lord, and do not the things which I say unto 
you?-" " If ye continue in my word, theu aw 
ye my disciples indeed. 

May we be enabled by divine grace to strive 
lawfully to become heirs of God and joint-heirs 
with Jesus Christ, where we can ever praise 

Father, Son, and holy Ghost, without end, ia 
my prayer. 

True charity is not tivj charity of giving 
alms, of cldthing the nak«d and feeding the hun- 
gry; but the cTmler, ttn* more difluult .<md 
more eleviife-l charity of judging favorably, the 
imputed flr iM-ovwt errors ofothew— a charity 
.•io seldem pnictictd. 



XMK iJKiiyx'ti.i^K:>r A^r avokic. 



Jo 



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COME TO JESUS. 



COKfE to JemiH, lake Hit yoke. 
It is ewy, thus He apokp; 
''oiU''ninI wtk Hin plorinuH love. 
And a home willi lluii ubovi;. 

rornc bikI iliIc Him to for^ve 
All your hiiim and let you lire. 
(■(im«- iiiid olItT Him your all, 
And obi-y Hin hc-dvcnly cfiM. 

(,'ome mid liriiij,' to Him yfjur«Jii, 
Knock and He will It-t you in, 
Sppk and you will nnrply find 
httvc tiiiit in both true and kind. 

(,'oii)c without II wavering durjbl. 
And (K'giii the iH-avt-nlj' rouU-; 
Cfmin and don't ne^lfct lo pray 
Tnt^t Ood both niRht awd day. 

''iiiiji' and do not turn futitii: 
In thi< wayh ui nin and pride; 
('onuf and tn-iid tin- narrow way 
Li-adiiiK on to ■■ndli-<,>t day. 

<'om(- t-o Him and be content— 
but your liflj lor Him be ttpenf; 
'I'hen when all your dfty» are pax^icd. 
Y'oii with Him may dwell at lant. 

(Jomii to ./cmiN, dinner do. 
And in llini your niindx renew: 
Ilrciiivc Ji'MUn, oh liow kind! — 
SinntT, xeck and you nliall find. 

Herir Him knoekiiij; at your heaH; 
Will you not now makf; the utart 
To^iroiMirc and win tlie prize 
Of a home beyond the akiexi' 

(.'omf, why do you longer wail ? 
Soon for you 'twill be too laU-; 
Oh, then come for life's the time 
To refrain froni)tin and crime. 

Come, prepare to reign on hig)) 
Where there 'h neither pain nor «iKli. 
Thou when eiirihiy dayn are o'er, 
You'll be blr«l (on-verinore. 



A WEEKS COMPANIONSHIP 
WITH THE ROCKIES, 



. I'l'MiKIIIII III.. 



many r, 



T)roai 



es chififly from the cactaceae crder, es- 
(J pfciaJly the prickly pear \-ari-ie«. are 
(1 principally tlue the irnlustry of Charles 



f thow' in tjie '* Far lisnt/' 
ing alonpr, wp cannot hut notice thf 
acreage of golden grain in full ripen 
sbockH, and th»* alrnafly cotintlesH i^tackx j and iJavid, all younger members ot the 



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TT was on tlic moniinf; ciC tlic l:i||i i,i 
^ S('pt™iliiT,nii(liillliiiiig|] tlimvciitli 
cr wiw very iiicli-iMi'iil, iljilly anil niiny. 
nothini; liiunili'il uiir lilllc |>«rty of six: 
liivtliivn,.!. It. Miim>n, II, 11. Kolck, W. 
A. Mcior iinil fricMids, II, .Si-nivy. niiil 
Chftl'li'V ('rawl'ord, IVoln coDsiniiinjilinL' 
tlu'iv im'vioUBlyiimiiigiHl])lmi uf a »li,ii|, 
ivsiiitc from tliu busy carps and laliois 
of life forawliirl ujiinto the nionntaiiis 
for a general recreation, Ininling. trout 
• ing, Ijotanizing and geologizing. 

Not until high noon, however, <Iid the 
modem .lehu (Searcy), to whose ec|ue.s- 
trianship, wiw cntruated the lines that 
contridled the spirited four in hand, sig. 
nailed the waitJngpii«senger,stotake seats 
ill (lie chariot. 

A minute more and the sharp ci'ack 
of the '• Othello's Coil" sent us merrily 
along over the fertile soil towards the 
jierpetual snow-capjicd peaks only forty 
oi- fifty miles westward. Not over a liai'. 
ren, desolate prairie of t\ieuty year ai'o 
\\hen \ast Inu-ds of wild game,"l>\iftlalo, 
elk, deer and antelope, swarmed over the 
country nndisturlied in their morning's 
meal of waving grass, and the (nolile) 
red man roamed at will, foreooth to wak- 
en the echoes liy the wonderful cries of 
helpless women and cliihiren of the poor 
frontiermeu; mingled with their own 
fiercer shrieks and fiendishly, nuirderous- 
ly howls, while Lathing their glittering 
Wades and merciless tomahawks in the 
warm How of innocent blood. .Since 
then how changed! being now as beau- 
tiful and thrifty a country as ever the 
sunlight of heaven kissed into fruitful- 
nes5. 

This, once mythical, laiid of the " Kar 
West" Ls to-day thickly dotted with beau- 
tiful homes, as attiaclive with stu-round- 
int'orrhards. <:.irf;ius ind flocks, m are 



of the same luxuriant returns, together 
with the green ricks of newly mown hay, 
all pointing upwards, high, as though to 
direct the thoughts of the people to the 
abode of him who hath in a temporal 
maooer, so richly blessed. 

The " dugout" and sod house has giv- 
en pla(M; for the new and more comfor- 
table frame, brick, or stone dwelling. 
Two miles from Longmont, we, round tlie 
corner of brother T. A. Turner's field of 
Kail wheat. Southward less than a hiire 
dred yai-ds, wejiass on the left, his new- 
ly erected house, a well-planned, spa- 
cious frame with wall fillings of brick, 
making It substantial and warm. Close 
by we ford the rushing St. \'iain, to the 
lii-ad waters of which, far up in the 
mountains, our imaginations iin-- ear- 
rieil in anxious expectation of the good 
time we will have Irouting. 

Forty roils further, and we pass the 
upper farm and snug, little, white, frame 
cottage, of brother.!. H.Mason. Though 
now occupied by a tenant, it was his old 
residence before the completion of his 
newly con^Iiin-led grout in the fiouiish 
ing village of J.ongrnont. But space 
prohibits a notice of the beautii'ul farms 
and homes by the « ay, and so we skiji 
along; again heading WestAvard-juaking 
a i\'\v minutes halt at the Itoyliood's 
home of brother .J. H., to procure tfie 
loan of that a]|-imj)ortant and indisjien- 
sable acijuisition to the culinary dejiart- 
nicnt, on a triji of this kind the " jfulr/i 
Ortir which Juot hei' Mason (now Ilagci') 
so freely grants. 

The next |)oint is, I'ella post office, - 
turning to the North, we re-cross the St. 
N'raih \\'liieli is here spanned by a good 
formidable modern bridge. Immediate, 
ly on the left is the iviilely known and 
hos]iitabIe home of brother Isaac liun- 
yan, a well-to-do farmer and stock grow- 
er, now living in a soniewdiat semi-retir- 
ed life, This is one of the oldest locations 
in the valli^, lu-other and sister llunyan 
having resided her'e for ainio.st a score of 
yeai's. have experienced the bitter w ith 
the sw cell, the formrer ipuility, princijial ■ 
ly, during the " wo-aliaw" times, when 
the old California road, along which so 
many tragical scenes were enacted, pass- 
ed in close pr;>xiinity to their door. On- 
ward we go, iiassing alternately ou the 
right and on the left eiiually pleasant 
homes until the eye catches, beyond, a 
glinijiseof the green, dense foliage of a 
grove on the right. O, yes, it is the ar- 
boreta around the villa of the editor of 
the llo]ne .Uirror, (brother J. S. h'loiy). 
We now dip our pen to chronicle the 
notice of what is conceded to be the 
moat inviting ajiot for a couitry seat in 
Central or Northern Colorado. But what 
less would be expected to satisfy- the ar- 
tistic tiLste of the proprietor and his ar- 
dent admii'ation for the beautiful in na- 
ture. Ou a nearer ap))roach and upon a 
closer diserimimition, we find to be, not 
what is strictly an arboreta, but a pro- 
fusion of botanical growth in a multi- 
plicity of variety; from the tall, slender 
Cottonwood, some hundreds or more ai-- 
ranged in rows on the West and North 
its a i)rotection for the more tender vari 
eties against the severe cold and storm 
iu the Winter -to the delicate flowers of 
a thousand difl'erent hues, in various elus 
ters and groups of w-hich the more rare 
and fragrant are cherished in swingin" 
and stationary vases as house plants; the 



family 

Adjacent on the North, is the main or- 
chard of not a few thrifty, bearing trees 
of apples, peaches, jjears and Siberian 
crab, together with the luxurious gi-api 
iu clusters here, there, and everywhere, 
perfect little vineyards in themselves. 
M'e cannot tarry to further itemize on 
the surroundings, the buildings so cozily 
embowered, and the fresh stream of rip- 
pling water just from the snow-caps 
ilown the deep, blueeanyon and flowing 
sipiarely through the premises. 

We are now- about four mUes from 
r.ongmont by the best road, but have 
driven about six, having purposely tak- 
en the longest route. 

(J'o he '■imttnued.') 



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foliage of which is due to the fostering 
care of .Sarah and Lizzie; while the rep- 



sentations i.f some of the 



ECHOES FROM THE CENTER. 

An Aged Fattier Gone to Rest — Kindness to 
Parents — Siinilay Work — Reunion — Tlie 
Home Altar— Saturday niglit — Lord'-^ Day 
Tile Advents. 

irivm Our Sp«U1 Cun«i.,n,l.nt.] 
NI-MHKU VI. 

IIILI'^ officiating in our business in- 
terest, we received a, mess.age to 
attend the solemn scenes of another fu- 
neral occasion. To assist in the service 
;uid witness an aged father lowered in 
the tonilj. On the morrow we wended 
oui- way to the scene of death, some four- 
teen miles distant. Soon after our ar- 
rival we met brother E. Beagle whom 
w-e assisted in the service. While behold 
ing the corpse of this aged father, being 
ninety-nine years and ten months old 
we thought of the many trials he had 
undergone, of the sufl'erings and priva 
tiirtis that are incidental to life. He out- 
lived the time allotted to man; "The 
days of our years are three-score years 
and ten; and if by reason of strength 
they be four-score years, yet is their 
strength, labor and sorrow; for it is soon 
cut off, and we fly away." Psa. 90: 10, 
So with father Ilansbottom, his days 
were many, yet in looking back, oh how 
short his time compared with eternity! 
It was soon cut off. His trials were m,auy. 
In later years he possessed none of this 
world's goods, and he lived with his chil- 
dren ; .some of whom treated him not with 
that respect that is due from children to 
parents, which greatly inci-eased his tri- 
als. How many aged parents are shun- 
ned by their children. The life of man, 
the true adage says, " is twice a child, 
and once a man," and this latter, help 
less period, is what many aged dread. 
Many are not cared for as they should 
be, and hence life is a burden. 

Son or daughtei-, wherever you be, 
remember that aged father or mother 
comfort them in their declining years. 
■' Be kind to thy parents, for when thou wert 
young. 
Who liived thee so fondly as they? 
They caught the first accents that fell h-oiii 
thy tongue. 
Anil joined in thy innocent glee. 
Be kind to thy parents, for now they are old. 

Their locks intermiugled with gray; 
Their footsteps are feehle, once fearless and 
and bold, 
Thy parents are passing away." 
Father Ransbottom died at- the resi. 
dence of his son, where he was kindly 
treated until his body was placed in its 
last j-esting-place to await the summons 
at that ;jrcia day. Thus we pass through 
the great panorama of life. Our gener 
ation leaving the stage of action to an- 
other, and by and by we, who are yet 
young will be numbered with the dead. 
Great God help ustoprepaie for the 
final hour. 






To-day we met at the Gardner s, 
house for divine service, at !)):.■}(, 
The service w-as introduced aftV 
usual manner by singing and rihi " 
Brother W. C. Teeter then deliiipi?-^" 
to us on the great love of God. . t 
God, who is rich in mercy, for ^^ ' ' 
love wherewith he loved us." ]?,,; "^^ 
4. The follow-ing thooghts were el' 
ed from the text: ' 

1. The love of God, H-hich 
from its antiquity, and 
the essential dignity anil glory of\;i,'-' 

2. The glorious results o'f the - 
fice of Christ, being the gift of (■" 
for the redemption of the world, apul'i 
was prompted to offer this sain- 
his great love that he had for a ], , 
ruined world; "for God solu\>,| 
world, that he gave his only >„.,,^ 
Son, that whosoever believeth in t, 
should not perish, but have everla,,ti 
life." John 3: l(i. Another mi.,:,' 
made a few- remarks and selei t. 
closing song of praise, the I:Jth i 
Then went to prayer, dismissed a, 
took the parting hand. 

On the 20th inst., we held a reunio 
at mother Bosserman's, guests, consist 
ingof children and grandchildren. Hav 
ing previously provided oursel 



selves „-i,(, 
provision, each family started for the ri 
ternal roof, in honor to our aged motliei 
The occasion was one of pleasantness an.' 
much enjoyed by all. After partakin.. 
of our meal, we made a bestowal of irifi, 
to our dear mother, to further show on 
love and esteem for the one who hi- 
stood over us as a watchful sentinel ami 
.as an angel of love and mercy. We thn 
began to think of the parting hour, m\ 
it w-.%s then proposed that we have a sen 
son of devotion around the home altit: 
which w-as seconded by many, and desii 
ed by all. The 724th hymn 

" Happy the home, when God is there 
And love fills every breast," 

was selected and read and some remark-, 
appropriate to the occasiim, were made 
by the one officiating, and this company 
of parents and childl-en joined in thi- 
song of jiraise and devoutly knelt in 
piayer. This was a meeting long to h. 
i-eiuembered by all. While there, «. 
thought of the sainted dead of the house 
hold, who couldnot be with us in person, 
the memory of whom we hold sacreii. 
And also of the possibility of never 
meeting on this earth again, as one of 
our dear lu'others and his companion 
will soon leave for the far West. Bui 
then this thought consoled us, and aha])- 
py thought indeed, that this large fam 
ily of father's, thirteen in all, (parent- 
and eleven children) together with their 
wives and husbands, all are members ui 
the church — the pillar and ground of 
truth. Then what if some are dead, 
and more may soon follow, or if we are 
sejjarated here ou earth, if we are faitl 
ful to Christ, our Great Head '. Oh, glo 
rious thought! a grand reunion will be 
ours with all the redeemed in the eterns! 
world, where the parting hour nerer 
more will come. Then the great neces 
sity of being prepared. How man) 
households make no profession of Jeans, 
How many members of families are yet 
out of Christ! Can they expect a rem 
ion in the heavenly world? They "he 
live and die in Christ shall be resurrect 
ed in Christ and ever be with hira- Ho» 
necessary then to get into Christ. Hei' 
the door, and by him all may obtain sa' 
vation. They shall be able to pot « 
Christ. " As many of you as have been 
baptized into Christ, have put on IJhrist-' 
Gal. 3: 27. "Know ye not, that s" 
many of us as were baptized into Jesu' 
Christ, were baptized into his death' 



a»rv 



I'iiii: BJriiixiii^KJc ^vr woKic. 



f^''^ „e are buried with him liy 
f*"*' "^Into death : that like as Christ 
Vif^,^ up fro™ *'"' '^<""-* ''y "'^ g'"" 
ir»^f** v^tber, eveu so we also should 



3 



have u<> night in New York. The mge eralburialaoccurred while wewerethere. 



• „e>vnes8of life." Kom. li: 3, 4 
- -p we great consolation, that 
li^" 1 th w'e will be raised and be re- 
in glory- 

lai' -evening we went to the Old 

.1 for divine service. Had a fair 

^ Prother W. C. Teeter address- 

the i^oodness of God, based up- 

; 4, and elicited from the text 



,&■ 









Roiu. - • ■ 

fi""'"' , f ,- 1 

Tlie goodness ot (.tocI. 

\ In the creation of man. 

(a) 



In the plan of redemption. 
That the goodness of God should 



leSiJ •" 



to repentance 



jboi 



j„ia not spur 
>ess, but because of th 
- ,itV9te<l, he should love 



That the sinner 

n with contempt that 

goodness 



3. 



and honor 
„ nil his appoiutiuents. On Lord's 

\ ^^.(, ]eassembled at the same place 

irorsbip, aud found our large church 

id to it^^ capacity. The funeral of 

. |,^i^ l,rother Daniel King which had 

deferred, was attended to to-day. 

TU^neftker arose amidst that solemn as- 

Vilv and read the 8Hth Psalm, and 

.^pclliis remarks upon the 4th para- 

,1] " Lord make nie to know mine 

,'iid, ami tbe measure of my days, what 

t is'; tliiit I may know how frail I am," 

,1 licUberated upon it from the follow- 
ing aeductious. 

1 The end of human existence. 

2, Tbe brevity of life. 
Tbe frailty of man. 

Death Is not the total extinction of 
b.'in'^. It is ii change of state, from time 
to eternity. The future existence and 
immortality of the soul is taught, both 
by reason and from the Scriptures. And 
tbat lie eball live forever, is a cheering 
tlioiifbt to the Christian. The word 
preached was attentively listened to by 
tbe auditors, and we believe good im- 
nressioDs were made. Brother W. C. 
Teeter made a few aditional remarks, 
ind closed the exercise, and this solemn 
assendily dispersed to their homes. 

lu the eve we attended the meeting in 
tlie town hall to listen to a sermon on 
(lie Sabbath (piestion by elder Canright, 

Seventh Day-xVdventist. They are 
creating some stir among our citizens, 
and seem to base salvation on the sev- 
enAday. S. T. B. 

A VISIT TO NEW YORK- WHAT 
I SAW AND HEARD. 



TN the montli of October, my mother 
■*■ and I had occasion to " go down to 
the sea in a ship." The weather was 
hoisterous as is usual at that season 
the year, in consequence of which our 

OCEANIC KXPEBIENCK 

ffas not as charming as we would have 
red. Tbe ceaseless rolling aud heav- 
ing of the ship caused corresponding ev 
olutions in our sympathizing stomachs, 
and we underwent the usual affliction 
incident to all voyages on the high (lit- 
■■■ally so in our case)>8eas. Sea sickness 
IS the bane of sea voyages. Some have 
supposed that it was foreordained by the 
^''do/the xea to prepare one's system 
tor those climatic and dietetic changes 
'ftident to traveling to distant countries. 
In our case we felt much improved aft 
er the eflfects wore away. 

^Vesailed from Norfolk on the liHh of 
October, and landed in New York, 

TIIK ui£i:.\T MKTIKH'OLIS OF TlIK WESl, 

^'^ the night of the 1 7th. We remained 
aboard tbe ship till morning. The noise 
^d bustle of business awoke us a "great 
*tile before day." Emphatically they 



fur gold absorbs evi^ry other emotion. 
Its vast opportunities for the accumuln- 
tion of wealth, 

ITS n.MMITABI.K « OMMEltCK, 

its rapid communication with all parts 
of the globe, gives it a position eijual to 
that of any other city in the world. 
It has twenty nine miles of wharfage 
and one of the finest bays kn»wn to the 
navigators Its climate is as mild as the 
climate of Virginia. Its length is thir- 
teen miles, and its popidatiou numbers 
over l,00ll,0i(0souls. It is growing rap- 
idly, and, without some special adverse 
providence, is destined to become the 
greatest city that ever existed. As the 
great West is developed, so will our 
great metropolis continue to unfold its 
marvelous and exbaustess capacity. 

As the measureless posibilities of this 
vast continent of agricultural, manufac- 
turing and mineral wealth exceeds by 
many fold that of any other country that 
istributary toone city, so will New York, 
in the same proportion, exceed, in popu 
lation aud wealth, any other city that 
exists or ever existed. 

To one who has never wandered be- 
yond the suburbs of our interior towns 
and cities, the 

.STIIEKT SCKNKS IIV t,AS LKHIT. 

present a thrilling spectacle. Night is 
the time for recreation and gayety. They 
seem to love darkness, or the hour of 
darkness,ratherthanthehour of light. Its 
numerous theatres where tens of thous- 
and human beings murder the precious 
moments in laugbter and in humorous 
and light-minded frivolities, its gamb- 
ling, andathousand and one other hells, 
lu'iug the fashion and gayety of the city 
(m the streets going to and fro. In ec- 
centriciti<w, ihe abomination, the absurd- 
ities etc., of fashion is exhibited nightly 
on the thoroughfares and promenades. 

The thousands of street cars, the tens 
of thousands of omnit >uses, carriages <tc. 
and the elevated rail ways ply their mas- 
sive work till the " wee small hours." 
The sounds of its cars, its engines and 
factories, its drays and omnibuses, its 
carriages and buggies, its steamships and 
tugs, its shouting and its running, min- 
gled W'iththe hum of a million of hu- 
man voices, makes a continuous noise as 
of a great waterfall, or of an approach- 
ing thunder storm. Everything is on a 
vast. scale. Business, amusements, fash- 
ion, gross wickedness, etc., are develop- 
ed to great magnitude and 

ITS RKIJlilON 

exhibited the same peculiarity. Not 
withstanding vast wealth has been used 
in the construction of religious temples, 
and millions of dollars are annually con- 
tributed to the support of the ministry, 
yet only one in ten of its population 
habitually attend public worship. The 
poor of this modern Sodom are without 
the blessed religion of Jesus, except the 
few poor slaves that bow to the shrine 
of the Scarlet Whore, and they know 
no more of it than is doled out to them 
by a tyrannical priesthood. Other denom • 
illations are drifting into the same slime 
pits of Satan. The idea among relig 
ious rulers, of official supremacy and in 
tallibility is extending more rapidly aud 
langerously than manyof us are aware. 
AVe visited (ireenwood, 



It seemslhat that inexorable tyrant/cM 
ion, has intruded her loathsome pres 
ence into the sacred preciucta of mourn- 
ing, for no sympathetic tear or at!eetion 
ate sigh was allowed to escape the heart 
of the bereaved ones who looked with 
stoical unconcern on the business oper- 
ation of burying the beloved dead out 
of sight. The fumes of the cigar, min 
gled with tbe suppressed laugh and irrev. 
erent conversation of the attendants. 
The consolations of religion, the voice 
of lamentation, the irrepressible ejacu- 
lations of bereaved love, must not be 
heard, lest its echoes distvu'b the sleep- 
ing consciences uf those who would for- 
get that " it is aj)pointed luito man once 
to die.'' One of the chief attractions of 
the metropolis is 

TlIK VI.YMOTII OR.\TOR, 

IL-nry Ward Beeeher. We went to 
hear him on Sunday morning as every 
other \i8itor does. The house was 
crowded to ovei-flowing when we arrived 
a few minutes after 11 A. M., and we 
thought ourselves fortunate to get good 
standing room. 

The great preacher in due time and 
order, took his text aud preached in his 
characteristic style. He uses no note or 
mauuscript, but talks in a plain way 
about the huAine>ts of Christianity. He 
is intensely practical in his remarks ami 
excoriates sin with an unfeeling hand. 
The great fault with wdiich he is atllict- 
ed, is his love of popularity. The there- 
fore and wherefore has adopted the the- 
atrical style of speaking, half humorous, 
half in earuest style. When he " conu\s 
down" on sin, the hovise usually ^'comes 
down" (in modern parlance) too. A 
" point" (rhetorical) with him is to say, 
something humorous, and a resppnsivji 
laugh is his reward. I took notes of his 
sermon, intending to send them to you 
for publication, but as there was noth- 
ing in it of special interest to your read- 
ers, I will let this notice suffice. How- 
ever, in his discourse, he referred to cer- 
tain Christians, who thought itwjis nec- 
essary to deny themselves of worldly en- 
joyments, asascetics. He denounced the 
idea as false, and maintained that our 
tastes were given to us by the Lord aud, 
consequently it could be no sin to grat- 
ify them. I thought, " poor soul," he | 
knew little, either of the letter or spirit 
of Christianity. In the evening we in- 
terviewed 

THK WONDKHS OK THK TAUKIIN.VCI.K. 

Where the famous Dr. Talmage holds 
forth the Word of Life. This great 
temple is built m the form of an am- 
phitheatre, aud will seat about 7,ni)()per- 
sons. It is illuminated by nearly 500 
gas jets, aud the architecture is very im- 
posing. The service was similar to that 
in any other city congregation, with the 
exception that a trumpetei-, elevated on 
a platform, with a silver trumpet, aided 
the great congregation in praising the 
Lord in sacred song. 

{To be contimied). 



marshy valley-*. KoiiiHtim^ aero^i sandy 
deserts wht-rt ev.-ryihlrig i.-. parehed. 
Alone you must wander, making the soul 
weary, for which cause many travelers 
have turned back, which was to them an 
eternal loss. Then press onward, for by 
and by you will come to an oasis — a fer- 
tile spot, where vegetation is seen all 
around; where the birds are chanting 
their sweetest music in praise to their 
Creator in all things; where you can sit 
by the shaded brooks and drink of the 
waters of life from the everlasting 
springs as clear as crystal, giving the 
weary saint a slight foretaste of tbat 
beautiful country he is traveling to. 

But these delightful spots are ony rest- 
ing places; your journey must be re- 
newed; the blessings will only be real- 
ized fully at the journey's end. You 
will often get into places that will be 
beset with thieves and robbers, who are 
continually infesting this liighway of 
holiness, have ever tried to persuade 
travelei-s l)ack, or if unsuccessfnl in this, 
to make war upon them. Their weap- 
ons, though deadly, can be overcome ))V 
those given in the holy Scriptures, viz., 
the graces of (iod, who are given to all 
that are willing to move forward. 

In those sacred truths, you will also 
learn that distinguished personages have 
traveled this great thoroughfare, though 
narrow it may seem to be. The great 
King of glory, his prophcti, apostles, 
evangelists and others have gone over it, 
marked it out and hallowed it by their 
blood; the difficulties you have to over- 
conu', they overcame. So the road Is 
]m.ssable, for those who are weak will 
be borne up a^ upon angels wings, and 
the iiery darts of the wicked will fall 
harmless at their feet. What a good 
High Priest the Christian warrior has, 
lie asks bim not to do all the fighting, 
but aids him, and does the hardest him- 
self. Just as the farmei- with bis crops, 
lie may labor hard in pi-eparing tli-* soil, 
but what is tliatto be compared to what 
the Lord does toward bringing furtb a 
crt)p? He asks man to do a small part 
towards it; the balance he will do. Si> 
in your jouiiiey towards the heavenly 
Canaan, it may seem hard, but the hard- 
est work is not yours to do. Think oi 
I the great army of saints who havt* pre- 
ceded you — all of whom lauded safely 
at their journey's end, passed through 
tbe pearly gates of the New Jerusalem, 
joined the innumerable nmipany of an- 
gels, " and just men made perfect," where 
they are before the throne <)f the great 
Jehovah, singing praises to him forever, 
and as their courage is a stimulant for 
von to pres^ forward, so try anil help 
others by yours, strengtliening the ar- 
mies of the Lord an<l weakening those 
of the prince of darkness. 

Let us help each other to that best of 
places, that beautiful land, the glory of 
wdiich, "eye hath not seen, ear beard, 
neither entered into the heart of man, 
the joys prepared for tbe jieopleof God." 



A WORD TO YOUNG CONVERTS. 



TlIK CITY OV THE DEAD. 

It is one of tbegrandest cemeteries in the 
world. The vast, fabulous sums of mon- 
ey tbat are expended ir adornment, gor- 
geous masonry, carriage and foot ways, 
ornamental shrubbery, monuments, sep- 
ulchres, ttc, is incredible. They liter- 
ally garnish the homesof thedead. Sev' 



B^ 



ELOVKI) brethren and sisters, you 
have set out on a journey to a bet- 
ter country, which if continued on, will 
lead you to a haven of rest, where the 
turmoils of earth are unknown. Your 
way there may at times be rough, but 
as in all undertakings no excellence can 
be enjoyed without labor; so in this, tbe 
road is narrow, sometimes leading over 
rugged mountains, apparently over dan- 
gerous cliils, then again down into 



1)UAYKU is one of tbe very highest 
privileges that lie within the reach 
of fallen creatures on the earth. This 
privilege of prayer is something divine- 
ly required of us all. I*rayer may be 
defined as the lifting up of the desires 
of the heart unto God for things agree- 
able to his will, in the name of Christ 
In other words, it is the soul enti-rating 
(lod. to bestow blessings on account oi 
the great sacrifice ottered forsiun^-i-s ot 
the cross of Calvary. Such is true pray 
er. It is simply man drawing uigl 
through Je&us aud speaking to God. 



THK «RETHKK>r A-l ■WOKK. 



JartUary n 



The Brethren at Work. 

PUBLISHBD WEEKLV, 

J H MOORE. ' KDITOKH. 

M. M. ESHELMAN, I 



I dutribaliog tracU free in loi-alitiw where there Bkotrkb .1. W. Metzger. onfJer date of Dec. 
i» no fT'f»cii\ng, •tid where thej- will likely ilo | |2tb, writoi: "Lea home on the morrane of 
good. Head the mrcrelary'n report in llii«i*<tie, Xor, SiUli; nelit to Cerro Gordo. 111.. lue*. Bro 

It, II. Miller, hsul meeting day and night un- 



Ti.» Rn«T..tt»s tt WnllK "i" I* -ll> nl «1 •'>« per An. 

lUli) in n.l.»r>c». Ati* "l"- wl,,, «l)l .rf.'l u. «ij{)>( ci.inf. 

,„j .1.. no »m p-cM.- F.llri<inr.t ropy fret «f nhnt.e. 

,nd for Mth n-lJiiioi'iil u«ui« (0»'r ""J •b<.»e ll.e ninr 
n.„,p.l iLcncnl »1" 1« •1I»"«<1 I'" T" «"' • ''''''' 
nmount c«n I't aeJ<icio«l from Ibo in-,D»y litfcr* *en.linj( U 
(ou. M..ii.y.rnlb, T'o.i«l Clr.lor.. ll<-«i.ier"l I''"" 
or Jmn.. i,r<.|»tl7 .dJr™.<-l. «111 b. .1 o..t n.k » I.™ 
.en.ling jV„fl. r,. Mir. ib.l II 1. I.-.! • ;b«li " " '■ " 

«.Urei*il frcT. I'MOigr «i«ni- miy b* •f"! f"' nm-iinl. 

uii.I.r l.no. bol iil."J> "n """"7 " »"" "" «" " 

Sul«OPltiil»n«. null c,mo,iir,i™ii«».lni'n'l"l <«' lb« T^ 

p.r. ^. wtll » •" b">l"' •""■ "•"""■"■' "'" "■" ° 

floe •houlJ li» a*!re«ip<l 

XOOSZ * ZSEIUAH, 
Lanark. Carrell Co.. HI 



unixi.nv. 



ititonif.ii It. H. Miller erpi-ete to iK-ot I.an- 
iirk Hometime during thia month. 

lino. .I.e. LHlimaii i« «pemling Nome week" 
jireaehiilg in the Teritra! MiBHimi field. 

Tim «dlre« of Nn.ili Ilenriidia, until further 
nr.tiee. will li- LawrenB'. Douglas Co., Kanirnn. 

Illio. S. J. I'eeli of thi« plato.i^on a vi»it and 
preaching lour among friend" and ridativea in 
Ohio. __^_ 

UrioTMKli l.odiriiud elder Henry Kurtz, many 
yearn ogo. u«ed to work together in Hio name 
printing ollice. 

Tub Mormona ato rapidly punhing their set- 
tlomenl« into Arizona. Idaho, Now Mexico and 
nlhi-r jioinl". They are doing their utmost to 
itpread their heresy. 

Ilo not eouelude that you can handle the 
aword of the Spirit »killfiilly without constant 
training. U r„fpiiri',* study to understand the 
word in all it* parts. 

llllBTiniBK Unniel Miller id' Milleilgoville. and 
IJ. K. Ehy, of Lanark, loft hero last week for 
the mission (lold in Wisconsin, expecting to 
s|>end a leiv weeks holding inectitlgs. 

A uii.l. w.is recently iiiti-odneod iu the Vur- 
Tiiout Legislature proiiibiting giiinblirig of all 
kinds, even tlio grah-bag at church fairs. Good 
for Vermi'tit. hut a disgrace to the churches. 

1 r is sai'l of Stephen that. " ho was a good 
luaii and full of 'he Holy dhost," Would to 
God that we liad more ofsudi Holy Ghost mcji, 
to jircacli iinil defend the doctrine as Stephen 
did 

TiiK BR'tlimi lit Hifltory QrovL', Ul., Intcly 
elected Hro, Uurrison Croiiw to tlie niinialry, 
Brit. Andrew Uiiltor to tlip dencou'B oflice, and 
1)11(1 liro. Geo. 1). /olIuiB ordnined to tlie older- 
8hi[i. _ 

Wb tiro ill reci*i|tt. of neveriil urticles from 
HiKter Mnttie A. Lenr in iinitwor to quurien ixib- 
liiihi'd ill till' " Hiblu CIiutH" dui)»rtinuut. Tliese, 
alonit witli nitiny uthor articlm^ frarii her, will 
upiienr soon. 

HuoTiiKK Gibson, who has jnat cloHod ii 
meeting iit Kulls City, Nob., Bays tlmt lie is 
iiii|)i'Oviiig ill liealtli, iind Btaiidiuff the worlt 
well, lie tliiiikti of vinitinK Mticoiipin Co., Til. 
before coming to this piirt of the State. 



I Gkvti.k rea/i^r, how much projfrww havo yon 
made in the divin" lift? during th* !a^t y^ar? 
Do you fe*-! th.»t you h,tpe done what y>iii 
could, or t.^n wl- ii'it all make nome improvH- 
mcntM durniK th** y»-ir. and thu« be better 
prppwrwl for thefutua- kingdom. 

Uhotiikk Lii'br held a few mectingH in Shiui- 
non vn-t-V before hut, aud from there went to 
Dut(;ht<jwu toaHdiMt in itHcrieHof iiiL-ctingi. Hi- 
Ktandt* prejM^hinK ^"'f^* we" f'"" "» "•'^ """'■ 
Nothing but zeal for thp cauw kc'-ps him alivf 

If it i» the duty of nintem to have their hi-ads 
covered on entering the hout^c of wonthiji, it is 
aiKO the duty of brcthr.'n to remove their colt- 
ing on the name octfwion. Always chow be- 
JAHUAR? i, 1879 eoming respect when yon fnrer the hou«e of 
Ood. _^^_ 

Livixtia piouB life, i» an up-hill businewt; it 
reriuirei a conitant effort upon the part of thi- 
ChristiRii. lie wiio will not »triv(> cannot ex 
pL'cl to outer the kingilom. To the hunibii- 
ffdlowcr of the Ma*t«r, however, thin striviiig 
in delightful— ther." i< B crown of life just \n}- 
yond. _ _ 

A SI8TKR wishes to know where people get 
the authority for saying " we" or " us," in 
preaching and writinw. wlu-n only " I" is meant, 
Likely most of u-* oan take the hint, th<mgh 
we know thai it i» common u«age for public 
speakerM and writer« to u»e the plum! i'rm. 

Tni« week we commence the pnbliHliiijg of a 
aeries of article-, entitled. " A Wta-k's Com[iiin- 
ionshij) with the Hockies." Its publication 
hiw been delayed till tlu- dead of tin- Winter, 
and the reading of it will now b-* refreshing to 
many minds somewhat wearied of the monoto- 
ny of the soiKon. 

It i« astonishing how churclics are encourag- 
ing feasting and levity by endorsing suppers, 
fairs, dancing and festivals gotten uj) for the 
purpose of making money to defray church ex- 
pen:<08. In some places they have adoptx.'d u 
si>ccie8 of gambling. May heaven hasten the 
day when churches will rise above such corrup- 
tion. - " 

TiiK Mrethren at Siioal-t, Martin Co., Ind., 
have lately elect,od Hro. David N. Norcross to 
till! ministry. He wm formerly a member 
of the Carnphellite church, but some of tin- 
Uretlirou's piunphlets having fallen into liis 
hands, shook hin faith in that doctrine so seven-- 
ly, tliat he came over to the Urethron. Hope 
ho may prove a useful minister of the Gospel. 

A NifMiiBK of brethren and sisters, having 
Bvailid themselves of the benefits of the late ex- 
cuisioii rates from thin part of the Stati.-, are 
now on a visit among friends and relatives in 
the East; no doubt having a good lime visiting 
tlie land of their childhood, and spending many 
pleasant hours with kind relatives and acquain- 
tane*?8. 



CinusTMAs trees and merriment generally 
took the place of Christ in many ehnrcbes bust 
Cliristma? eve. We thank Ood that the Breth- 
ren chuix:hes have not yet resorted to such 
worldly customs to entertain the people. 

Thbre are tbonsaiult of people in the world 
handling property belonging to thi< Lord, and 
will pay neither principal nor interest, to help 
adx'auce the Master's cause. They will have a 
big account to settle iu the coming judgment. 

Thkre is no ijuestion in my mind about the 
Brethren's doctrine; that is all right; but may 
not some of uk he a little wrong sometimes? 
Were we all us good as our doctrine, the Gos- 
]>el light would certainly sliiiio with greater 
brilli&Qcy. 

Bko. David Mrower. while preaching in 
\Va.ihington Territory, concluded to rai»e a 
club of subscribers for the UiiKTriRKN AT Wobk, 
and succeeded in doing so. That is right.— 
Plant the seed, let the paper water it, and God 
will give the jncreaae. 

The Board of Manugers, of the Tract As- 
^ ■ ■■ ^'--1 {hi'.§Kt.OO be u.cd in 



Thk devil \» getting things a little mi.ted just 
now. He has one man traveling over tbecoun- 
try, lecturing, and charging the people 75 cents 
a night for telling them that he does not know 
where they came from, and then along conies 
Hob IngersoU and charges .V) cents a night for 
telling that he does not know where the people 
art- going to. Men who pay ^1.25 for learning 
nothing, ought not to complain about hard 
times, 

Tiikuk is coming to this ollice an exchange, 
hiiving a circulation of about 75,000. The read- 
ing matter is generally good, but the last num- 
ber contains a large picture of Santa Clans 
with a pipe in his mouth. What kind of work 
is this for a religious jiaper? When will Prot- 
estants learn to (piit advertising the traditions 
of Uomanism? And then how do such papers 
expect to honor Christ by publishing such pic- 
tures? . 

Many of the American people are like a 
"rolling stone" They move too much for 
their own good. It makes their children rest- 
less, and in too many instances weakens the 
love of home. Learn to let well enough alone, 
and make the beat of your surroundings. To 
move children from place to place, when it can 
be avoided, is tun much liko cutting in two the 
tlirc;id of lile. The place of one's childhood and 
familiar surroundings are endearments that are 
hanl to give up and forget. We admire enter- 
prise, but the thing may sometimes be overdone. 
Our advice is, if you have a good, comfortable 
home, keep it; make home liappy, and do all in 
your power to build up the morals of your 

iglibyrliood. 



til Drc. 7th. th'.n went to West I«ebanon. War- 
rvnCo. Ind. Ci>mm«-nced mating the saur- 
pvening. ctMyfd thern till the 10th: durinj that 
tiof.- I>apti3>-d '.no young sister, so one more » 
added to the fold of Christ. May she ever prove 
fciithful is our pnyer." 

A SKWHubscriiwrsays: "I wish to sutecribe 
for the BuBTliaEX at Wobk the coming year. 
Wl' have been reafling borrowcl ones for some 
tim-.and think it aa .'icpllent p^per. We are 
B;iptistH. but are almo-it ppn.uaded to become 
Tiinkcr-* through thp reading of your paper." 
By this our r«?ailer^ cnn see whether it pays to 
send the piper to <.ut.8ider.s. Send alone your 
doualion-i for th« "Outsiders" Fund," so that 
■nd to thoua.inds who do not belong to 
thechurch, yet may, by the reading of our 
paper, he persuaded toembrace the whole truth. 

Retknti.y at the close of services iu the Meth- 
odist church, the minister urged upon every 
nienibcr to renew hi-i ^ub3c^iption for their 
church periodicals, and if they had never taken 
any. they should subscribe at once. He said, 
every member should keep hinifwlf well posited 
on all church tjuestioim, and that the pajier 
would give them a tunil of knowledge which 
would be not only a satisfaction, butabenetit 
to them all through lite. This is a common 
occurrence among other people. It is one way 
they have of defending their doctrine, and keep- 
ing up an interest among their people. It would 
be far better for the Brethren church, if our 
ministers wonid urge upon the members the 
importance of keeping one of the Brethren's pa- 
pers in tlieir families, they wonld greatly aid in 
advancing the cause, and add to the life and 
zeal of the church. 



polwhed stones Rnd figures of animals engr,,^ 
on thrm. Oof ho'^dr^-d thousand men wereem 
ployi^ at a tion*. and these were relieved by tt" 
same numl»er at the end of three montbB • 
long time was spent in leveling olf the rock 
which the edifice slands. and twenty ycais f 
the erection of the edifice itself. The Bton*^ 
were raised, step by step, by means of a machin 
made of short pieces of wood; aud, last of aii 
commencing from the lop, the stones were ca! 
raented together by layers of cement not thicfc 
er than a strip of paper, the strength of whick 
is proved by the age of these enormous ma( 
rials." 



a HAPPY NEW YEAR! 

I 'I'n AJ.I, 'II i; liE .\|iKi;S 

[May God bless you, and enable all 1 
[ to be more faithful during 
[; the present Year 

f' than 

I' in the Past. 

"Ilrefhreii, Pray for r.«." 

nx- Goil. froiii whom nil bh-ssing^ floi 
I'raiso Him nil creatures liuro bcloiv, 
I'rniBv Ilim iilmvc ye llciivciily Host, 

iMO Fiiiher, Sim iind Holy Oliof^i. " 



PAMPHLETS FREE. 



, T a recent meeting of the Boaid of Manag- 



A' 
ers of the Tract Association, forty dollars 
vicrc. appropriated for the free distribution of 
tracts and pamphlets in places where the doc- 
trine of Christ, as advocated and maintained by 
the Brethren, is not known, or where the peo- 
ple have but little knowledge of our faith and 
practice. We th^-refore request calls for pam- 
phlets, and urge brethren aud sistei-s to send for 
some and put them to work where they think 
good can be accomplished. These pamphlets 
are not to distribute among members of the 
church, hut in the waste places, and wherever 
they will be read by those who are seeking the 
Truth. 



THE PYRAMIDS 

riTHE large pyramids of Egyjit are regarded as 
X the most wonderful jjiece of workmanship 
iu the world. Some of them were likely built 
in the days of Abraham, and some, in all prob- 
ability, date beyond that period. Many of them 
are in a good state of preservation, though over 
4,000 years old. 

The largest one covers about thirieen acres of 
ground, and is 484 feet high. The base is 
composed of a layer of stones, each of 
which is about thirty feet sciuare. Off the top 
of this is another, yet smaller layer, and so on 
till it is toppetl out with "lie stone. 

It is said tuat the immense stones, used iu 
the erection of tho«H pyramids were " obtained 
from the quarries in the Arabian hills, and were 
carried over the river by a bridge of boats. They 
were then brought by means of a causeway, 
which of itself took ten yeai-s to construct, and 
which \i sail to have been a fine work, with its 



SECRETARY'S REPORT OF Tgg 
GOSPEL TRACT ASSOCIATION^^ 

IT is now a little more than two years sinp* 
the organization of the Gospel Tract Asao. 
ciation, whicb fills an important positioa iq 
'• sounding out " the Go.>.pel to those unacquaint 
ed with the faith and practice of the Brethren 
The press is a pnwerful means, either for go^j 
or evil. That the enemy knows how to uti|j,^ 
the press to disseminate error, is apparent to all 
The friends and ailvocates of Truth, feeling that 
the enemy should not monopolize this nobU ^\_ 
of printing, aud use it wholly for base purposes 
have, in many instances, made it subserve the 
interests of the Gospel of liberty. Good boob 
and pamphlets have been published by the 
millions and placed in the hands of the reading 
public. The results, God alone knows. The 
Gospel Tract Association aims to fill a useful 
position in the missionary field. Men who will 
read aud compare with the Bible, may often be 
reached by tracts and pamphlets. 

The amount contributed to the work, though 
small, has been judiciou'^ly applied, and we have 
cause to believe that much good has been done. 
We hope that this well-begun work will he con- 
tinued, and that those who have been highly 
blessed with an abundance of the earth's goods 
will seek a blessing hy giving to the work. The 
Board of Directors will look after the interests 
of the Association, and see that all donations 
are properly applied. Following is a statement 
of the financial condition of the Association: 

Prinliiig Fund, $301.30 

Distributing Fund, 134.20 

Amount Distributed in Pamphlets,. . . . 4S,17 

Amount now Ai)propriated. 40,00 

Balance of Dist. Fund on hand, 4B.03 

The amount donated for printing pamphlets 
has been used as designed, and there is on hand 
pamphlets to the amount donated. This fund 
cannot be diminished, since the money in Dis- 
tributing Fund is used to purchase from Print- 
ing Fund to send out pamphlets free. Donations 
for either Fund are solicited. All sums of §5,00 
and over go into Printing Fund. AU sums un- 
der $5.00 are placed in the Distributing Fund. 

The field of usefulness, and to labor in, is very 
large. We have had abundant evidence that 
the work of spreading the Gospel can be suc- 
cessfully carried on by means of hooks and 
tracts. Will those who can, come and help iii 
the good work? A few thousand dollars thus 
spent may bring many souls to the knowledge 
of the truth as wenoweujoj'it. Come then aud 
place your gifts in the hands of the Association, 
aud thus help to teach others. The pamphlets 
can be sent out much cheaper in this way than 
if left to individuals. 

In addition to the thousands of paf;e8 already 
sent out hy the Association, a large number ot 
pamphlets have been sent out by private dona- 
tions. Let the good work go on. Let there be 
united eflbrts in the labor of free tracts. Send 
donations to this office. 

M. M. Eshelman, Secretary. 



They are having hard times in England.— 
Several large banks and manufacturing estab- 
lishments have gone into bankruptcy. 



The money raised at our late District Meet- 
ing has been received by the family to whom 
it was sent. It caused much rejoicing in ^"^ 
family. The brother and sister write thus: 

Dear Bntlmn:— 

" Accept our heart-felt thanks for the gener- 
ous gift lately received from your hands, lo 
Bio. Eby, who so kindly remembered us. and 
the Hear brethren who so liberally contribiiteo 
to the wants of strangers, we feel under special 
obligation to return our thanks. Our afihc- 
tions have been great, but we are assured that 
" those whom the Lord loveth. he cliaateneth. 
Mav He bless and prosjier you all, is our earn 
est p.ayir. Yours in the cause of Chri>t, 



- ...arv . 



THE BRKTHKB.^?^ ^T AVOKK. 



jgE OLD ORDEK. 

,u„_Lay tb' Axe to tlio Root- 
le ^ ^.. Whatever a Man Thicks is 
•'''",'mI Is KiSt' "> Him " - Joining 
'"■ that are Nearest Right— No Pict- 
,he BMl"y "■■" " ■" 



but 



- The Uproar and 



jjiong 



the Isms. 



Ji''*. .,^„t mil tlirimhj infpiretl book of 

rji:!''' " ,j,iifies of God's hrinri and r/inr- 

''■''■ ■ .n is the voice of the ok/// //■»/' «»</ 

' --■ of heavPD and earth, the 



""' ,^ ,^tl,e everlasting Father. His Son 
iiy ^^ , jjit^, the world as the one Media- 
^. pi'^^ 1 Jesos— one sent to save. By and 
p. Ill-''*'" ^^^^ ggpt^ the Mediator. God rec- 
i'""'^*' he' world unto hims-elf. It was the 
"^''"^ eeded reconciling, not the eternal 



THE NEGROES' MISSIONARY 
MEETING. 



jndge us, " for the hope of the promise made of 
God unto our fnthers." But many \v^ll rejoice: 
many will thank God and take courage, going 
Torwani to the battle with new courage, new ri>HI£HK are those who often speak dierespect- 



Sftvior 



and lledeenier set up. fixed and 
'^""^j^Xial one religion. This one n-lir/ion 
'•'''*. iu the onr hrmh of God a^ the o»hj 



* . ,*r*i". rule and Jivw for the govern- 

*'''''''! Xl>'><l'!/. the .'/.'■""'"' "'"^ I'"'"'- '!f '/"^ 

'"' " Yes, that is all right." says some one, 

f'*'*, ^^ is rt sf/s^f" "/" '■W'V/'o" as g"0'i iw the 

'' glaim from hoiiven. and there is un 

S""! .. p^ jjew Testament rules governing 

"'ioctriue of humility, no cross to hear." 

*■"" ' No cross in it, no crown to win; no 

^ no one to do the saving; no divine- 

i*"' "* 7 riilea to govern, and there is no gov- 

Triily there is mfhiiuj in such a 

\'(Hi say '' i" "^ ff""^^ ** *'"^" system. 

■J*""^ teoi is not good, how do you kuow it? 

S'ttnot good, then your system is not good; 

' mpnrcd yours with ours, and found it 6n- 

'ml not hrltcr. If yours is not hotter, 

irilia* a Savior in it, the promise of eter- 

7life liouor. glory, mansions ahove. sitting 

° lithe beavBQly hosts, singing the songs of 






(g„i lijis no Christ in it, no cross, no 
'"" Testament rules of faith and practice, it 
lis uot boi-n of God. Christ's system has in it, 
i|, ,10,-}:, ita results, the promises of better 
HiDgi tocoiue. and the marks of the Lord .festi.-< 
])^tnstbe old order, the ancient iraij. Thiols 
jti order that has triumphantly marched on 
uJoD,oTercoi»ing opposition and now stauds 
Jralylisedaa the only iufallible system, the 
iljJiTiuely appointed way of Life. The sys- 
(u we advocate and defend, leaves a flood of 
-lit wherever it passps. This cannot be s,*id 

oilier systems of religion; they leave nothing 
kt mist and darkness behind. The men who 
iricaoght in these systems, are groping about 
JD the dark, having no compass, no chart to help 
Ibtai out. To all such, the Lord offers Ins com 
ffl<,., /lis char I. ,Wi\\ you accept them, and 
m\(out? Some have>aid they want to come. 
Tbeyare hegiiiuiug to see that there is more 
poiter iu tlie sword of the Spirit and the lance 
cf tonimou sense, than in their uninspired 
(mJs and confessions of faith. They arc nwv- 
m; aad we stand ready to welcome them on 
\im pklfonii. the Word of God. 

By the beauty and power of the one Gospel, 
tbt camp fires of true, vital piety h.-ive been kept 
tmriiiug brightly through all ages since its in- 
ifodudioii. By its vitalizing power, men's hearts 
tire Weu warmed, nourished and kept pure and 
tiilhful for the coming kingdom. Like the Gal- 
im fisherman of old, there are men who shun 
lotto lay the are to the root, trimming and 
fnining by the power of the Gospel, to the glo- 
ry of God and the edification of all saints. There 
ueali along the line a great cloud of witnesses 
'|>r the Truth. 

We are for the old order, the original platform, 
lli^oBefcrue foundation, authorized by Christ 
""King, and perpetuated by the one body, 
filled ont from the world. We are for it, not 
'waose it is old, but becnuse Chrlnl is in it, was 
"if Author of it, and will fulfill all of its prora- 
^ when He comes in His glorified manner. 
'|i seeking knowledge concerning that order, 

'f original foundation. axiA how to get on it, 



*"^ «'oy OH it, there must be no dotihta 
'^'Mg. As God may ^ive ability the plow- 
*'>»reoftrath shall be run straight. The su- 
preine Ruler holds out no inducement to irork 
"""'»d the gp,.jjt heaps of rubbish that have 
.^nwup on the way of life. We have not been 
^'todefeud, live and practice the uninspired 
Mirations of men, but in defense of the Gos- 
f- And while in search for the ancient prin- 
^i'l^>aiid landmarks, some will be ready to 



zeal in the strength of the Lord; hence whatev- 
er may befall us. shall be counted all joy and 
not grief. 

Says one, " Whatever a man thinks is right, 
that is right to him." Then if a man thinks 
Infidelity is right, it is right to him. " O, no;" 
you reply, "thatcannotbe; Infidelity is wrong." 
Yes. but you said. " Whatever a man thinks is 
right, that is right to liiiu;" now if a man' 
thinks Infid"dity is right, then it is right accord- 
ing to your uninspired declaration. Suppose a 
man should think that Mohummedanism is 
i-ight, would Ihat make the doctrine of Moham- 
med right? Is the religion of Christ right, be- 
cause a man thinks it is right? It is right 
whether a man thinks so or not. It is right 
because God is in it. because it came out from 
Him; He is the Author of it. 

Anothersajs, I joined the Universalist church 
because I consider its doctrine the nearest the 
Truth." Before you could compare Universal- 
ist doctrine with the Truth, you bad to kn-^w 
what the Truth "vas, and if you knew what the 
T'riith WHS, why did you not aceept it? The 
nearly- like-it can never bo as good as the thing 
itself. 

Here comes another who says, " I joined the 
Dunkard churchbecause I believe itsdoctrinethe 
nearest right." How could you tell it is " near- 
est " right, unless you know what is preciwlg 
right? If you know what is precisely right, 
why not accept it, and not something neorlij 
right? A man will be blessed for joining the 
church of Jesus Christ, the one body, which 
obeys the Truth, walks in the one intij, but the 
man who joins a church because lie believes its 
doctrine the " nearest right," has no promise of 
eternal salvation, no well-grounded hope of 
reigning with Christ. 

Here comes a third pei-son who declares hii 
joined the Methodist church because be thinks 
it is nearer the right than any other. If you do 
not know the rif^hf ivaii, how do you know the 
Methodist doctrine is nearer than any other? 
If you do know the right way, why not accept 
it, and walk in H. and be safe beyond all doubts? 
It is no credit to a man to be walking in a way 
that is nearlg right, not quite right, when he 
c'Mifesses that, he knows what h pnriselg right. 
If he kno\v« the right way, he ought to have the 
lioiit>s(y and manliness to ittep on it and iralk in 
it. A shrewd, wise man will not take a dollar 
that is nearly genuine. no; he knows better 
than that; he will only take the gettldne dollar. 
Then accept the Bible, the one Book and the 
only one, made and given for all nations, people 
and tongues. 

A fourth man declares. " I joined the Luther- 
an church because I think it is nearer the Bible 
doctrine that any other." Well, yes; how do 
you know it is nearer the Bible doctrine, unless 
you know what the Bible doctrine is? If you 
know what the Bible doctrine is, why not ac 
cept //. and not something uearlg like it, or like 
it? If the Lutheran doctrine is like the Bibh 
doctrine, why not accept the Hilde doctrine in- 
stead of an imitation? The imitation, the like- 
ness of a horse is not the horse. The man who 
would try to pa^s the likenei^s, the picture of the 
horse, for the real horse, would be denounced as 
a cheat. 

" You are loo particular, too narrow-minded," 
is the voice of the popular multilude. Just as 
we expected! A man may preach Shakerisni, 
Methodism, Quakerism, XJiiiversalism, Luther- 
ism, Campbelli^m, Spiritualism. Beocherism, 
and even IngersoUism, and the multitudes are 
not ut all alarmed ; but let a man come out with 
Go^pelism, a plea to unite on the Bible, the Bi- 
ble only, theono Book of Inspiration, and forth- 
with all tlu /Vm.s- run together and unite against 
the plea, the one common, only true doctrine. 
Why this opposition to the Bible-the whole of 
it? Why this alarm tmd uproar when a man 
urges others to do preciselg what the apostles 
and all early Christians did? Where i>. the 
danger of uniting on the one, common platform 
—the Truth, the whole Truth, and nothing but 
the Truth? Come let us reason together. 



fully of the negroes, and ridicule their 
religious zeal; but, with a little application, the 
whites might learn something from them. The 
one below is a lesson to the point: 



.•\t a missionary meeting among the negroes 
in West India, it is related the following reso- 
lutions were adopted; 

Rfsohfd, That we %vill all give something. 
Itesolred^ That we will all give according to 
our ability. 

llesolved, That wo will all give willingly. 
At the close of the meeting, a leading negro 
took hi-i spat at the table with pen and ink to 
put down what each came to contribute. Many 
advanced to the table and handed iu their con- 
tributions, some more, some less. Among the 
contributors was an old negro whow.is very rich, 
almost as rich as the rest combined. Me threw 
dawn a small -silver coin. "Take dat back 
again," said the clminuun of the meeting; "dat 
may be 'cording to de first resolution, but not 
according to de second." The old mim accord- 
gly took it up. much enraged. One after an- 
other came forward, and all giving more than 
himself, he was ashamed and again threw iu a 
piece of money ou the table, saying. " Dur, take 
dat." It was a valuable piece of gold, but it was 
given so ill-temperedly that the chairman an- 
swered, " No, sir; that won't do. Dat may be 
'cording to do first and second resolutions, but 
not 'cording to de third." The old man was 
obliged to take it up again. Still angry with 
himself, he sat a long lime, and nearly all were 
gone, and then he advanced to the table, with 
mile on his countenance, and laid a large 
sum on the table. ''Dai*, now, berry well," 
said the presiding officer, " dat will do; dat am 
'cording to all de ri?.olutions." 

This narrative contains in a nut-shell the 
whole formula of benevolence. The fii-st duty 
is to give; the second is to give according to 
your ability; the third, which is equal to that, 
is to give willingly. 



the Word of Qod, will make thi4 church a soit- 
able place for thf nth and the poor to meet in 
one common brotherhood, where pride, fashion 
and wealth do not destroy the peace and proB- 
perity of Qod'a people. 

5. Let this church be the home of your af- 
fections, around this altar vrith God'n children 
1 come, and bow in prayer; come and sing, come 



and hear the Word of Life; come with your in- 
Huencc aud council to help build the cause and 
save souls. 

6. To those outside as well aa in the church, 
this was built for God and should be kept clean. 
We hope you will remember this point and not 
romo in to chew and spit tobacco, making the 
floor, if po.H.'iible, worse than a pig pen; we talk 
plain on this point, because we don't want it 
forgotten. 

About in this way, probably not just in thiB 
order, we proaehed, then closed by prayer, 
thanking God for the plea.4unt place we had to 
meet in worship, iLsking him to bless the labor* 
of the Brethren to keep the church pure and 
holy. That the primitive faitll and practice of 
the Gospel may ever be the established order of 
this church, that the Holy Ghost may reign in 
their hearts, rule over their lives, and be their 
Comforter when the powers of earth have failed. 
So this meeting ended, aud they call it. dedi- 
cating a chuToh, and I do not know that there 
will be any faull found, unless it be to the name 
dedication, and before that is done, we hope the 
subject will be looked at from a Scriptural 
stand- point. 

The house being in Cerro Gordo, so n^ar the 
railroad, the Brethren give an invitation to our 
ministers to stop and preach for them ivhen 
they can do so, as there are about sixty members 
living in and near town, a congregation may 
he raised easily. 



mil 



FROM R. H MILLER. 

I HAVE just returned from Cerro Gordo, 111., 
where I went ou the first of Dec, to dedi- 
cate the new church built iu Cerro Gordo. Bro. 
John Metzger built it with his own means, ex- 
cept a part of the basement, aud a little work. 
This is a noble example of liberality and love 
for the church. 

Some of your readers will wonder how a 
church is dedicated. Well, I cannot tell what 
others say or do, but I will tell them how we 
did. One of the brethren opened the meeting, 
as is common with us; I then tried to preach 
on the following 

1. God has built a church on earth, embrac- 
ing all the truth and righteousness there is for 
man's sanctification and happiness. To that 
church the Christian should look in all his work 
for the good of man. In the cause of temper- 
ance the Christian should carry his work into 
the church; in his charities, go to the church; 
in his life-work take all into the church; turn 
it over to Qod, in his name and by his authority 
govern all your life. You need no other organ- 
ization, secret society or human system to di- 
vide your time, strength, talent, means, robbing 
God of his rightful service. 

2. How the Christian should conduct him- 
self in the Lord's house. That it is a place of 
wor-hip. not to meet for conversation on world- 
ly 



litters, to talk of farming, &c., but asolemn, 
sacred place for singing praise; worship in 
spirit and truth; you should feel the house of 
God .so sacred that as soon as you enter the door, 
youtakeoffyour hat in honor to Christ, your 
head, for thus you should pray or prophesy, 
says the ilpostle. 

3. The house should not be desecrated by 
worldly amusements; never allow church festi- 
vals. Christmas trees, and like amusements to 
be held here to gratify vanities of fashion. Let 
everything said and done in this church, be to 
the glory of God. This church was built for 
the Brethren, us all of our churches, where the 
plain teaching of God's Word is to be carried 
out in its primitive purity. 
M. M. E. ^ ^j^jg j^ ^ pjjjjjj church, suited to the wants 

of raaii^ and the , ponditiou of society; iu it we 
living in Falcstice; of Ihcse S,000 \ hope a plain people may always "'-* ^^ -<>- 
ship God. That plainness of dress, taught in 



Thk last census shows that there are about 
15.300 Jews 
live in the city of Jerusalem. 



THE DREADED JEWS. 

HE London Spectator, in substance sayB, 
that " the dread which the Jews are awak- 
ening in EiLstern Europe almost equals the 
dread felt fur them in Western Europe six hun- 
dred years ago, and is based on the same grounds. 
They display a wonderful talent for accnmula- 
tion with which Christianscnunnt compete, and 
which tends to make of llieui an ascendant 
caste. It is gravcdy aaserttd in I he Koumanion 
Parliament tluit the true diUicnlty in the way 
of allowing them the equal rights which were 
secured by the Treaty of Berlin, is the certainty 
entertained by Uoumanians anil Servians that 
they would gradually oust the peasantry till 
they possessed the whole laud. In Hungary it 
is asserted, even in Keuter's telegrams, that 
they have purchased so many estates as to make 
an alteration in the Constitution needful and in 
Germany, literature is full of the success of the 
Jews in ousting the ancient families. 

Their remarkable succphs in politics, and their 
instinct for acquiring pecuniary control of the 
Press, are observed in all free countries, and 
have recently called forth pamphlets, and even 
books, penetrated with a most energetic hate. 
Consideiing that a hundred years ago the Jews 
were a despised caste, their rise into a dreaded 
order has been singularly rapid — too rapid, 
some imagine, for 'them to be perfectly safe in 
their new position. 

The explanation of their success is, we pre- 
sume, that their peculiar capacity exactly suits 
the conditions of modern life, and their best 
defense would be this — that in the country 
where they are most perfectly free, France, 
they are leiwt hated or distrusted." 

Likely other people could be equally success- 
ful were they to apply themselves with as much 
diligence. A true Jew is not ashamed to be a 
Jew. Let Christians also learn to be Christians, 
and act like Christians, and many of them will 
get along much better. It is acting like the 
worid, that causes so many professing Christians 
to degenerate. All this might be explained 
wore it necessary. 



In Northern Illinois, tht-r.' are fourteen 
churches and not le.-s than fifty-six ministers. 



THK UOSI'EL PREACHER. 

In answer to many inquiries in regard to Beoj, 
Fr;iiikliii*s "(;osi'el Pieiulier." we will lieie stnt* 
tliiit tlie book Is now kept at this oftlce for sitle. U 
is tlie beat colleellon of sermons we know of. Miu> 
istcrs will ilnd it a valuable work. The book la 
uiMtly in ijiled. well bound in clotW aad wUl be 
sent po.it-pai'l f"rS>"n, 



a^HK liiiKXHiiK^sr ^T av^ork:. 



J^anuary ^ 



O^nii l^ible <^M. 



" Tht Worth of Truth no Tongue Can Tell^ 



ThU Jrp«rimeDl 1« ilf-l(tnc<l for «klnf •od 
Bible <}nMliont. »nd for ib* i.c'-'"" '■'■ ^'"-f" 
tlw. All ouMllong «houM br 



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or^rripliirkl rllffioul' 



• (bori ftDil ioih« polnl. 



a for Ibli ilepMtin*Dl. mujl 



la: 2(t: "For oni 
J. w. Wall. 



Plcnsr fflvf your vf^w»i of Ifr-b. 
Ood is a roiDtiiming (Irf." 

Whnt ift tlio mpanlnK of the Iiuit l»« w.irilfi »f i 
Cor 17' WV "Annthciitii Marnn itllia," aii'l wJial 

Was .Iiidiui prft-wnt wlif-n fwt-wiwlilnK. the Lor. n 
Supper. niM the r.f>mmm\m wen- lnf«titiil«] .' 
Somo one win plfiw oxpliiin. .1. M. nKTBirK. 

\Vc rend In Gon. I : -Mf- " IM "k 'niik« ma" '" ""^ 
own lmaK«. rifUruiir nki-m»n." 
man in the form of liimm-lf. or w 
Itiinl V 

ripwc fflvc nil f^I'l , _ ., 

deliver Bucli n mir- iirilo Siitan for tlio dwilnKaion 
of tli« Jluali. Iliiit till- «j-lrU may lit- Havod In tin; day 
oftlicLoHi JcunH." M. W. Kr.ni, 

l»lfiui(M-x plain Jol.i,l: lrt:"WliHi iv<T<*l.oin, 
not nf liUmd, nor of llic will of the floHh, nor of Hi.- 
win of man. lint of (Jod." Wluit lilrtJm nr« Iktc 
refcrrt'dto, nntuni! ontplrllimiy sy^viir v 



1)1(1 Ood loaki 
w till- lma«<- Hl'lf' 
\. lUti.usuKn. 
itiiMoTi on 1 for. r, 



nndentand it all, as ciime to pass rood afWr, Id 
the gHFcien, when an opportunity prMent^d it- 
self to Peter to u»e bin stfel. But now Jesiib 
proc#e<lH to diiiabuxe bis mind of the muiappre- 
henaioB: " Put ap thy (word into it* plac«, for 
all who take the sword, mnrt perish with the 
flword." 

HAKISO WtO»ELrTE«. 

The scribea and Pharisees' teaching conaiated 
of theannice and cuiuniin of the law. while 
judRraent, and mercy, and faith were ignorwl: 
hence a prowlyte to nucb a religion wbb only 
adding an idol to idoU already poswmsed; hence 
two- fold more a cl.ild of hell than themnelves. 
T. D. Lyon. 



Will the KmcTiinKS at Woiik (five «n explana- 
tion of till- latUT claiiHc of Uk' HfUli ver«c of the 
fiand oIiai)UT of I.iiko, wlilcli rea-Imw follow* : " And 
be that lialli no aword lot film bcII IiIh Karment and 
buy one," 

Will HoiiM- one- ({Ive iw lui cxidniialfon on 1 ('.>r.;!: 
12,i;iy 1. WliolMllif I'lillder? a. WliaUlifniatc- 
rlnlV a. lU>vt Hliail n iiian'B work !«■ Irl.-d l>.v lire? 
4. If u inairH wouK In- hnincd.hnwKliall Hi'.l"- »av- 
ed yi-t «o an by (IrcV Jt- »- WjiiTsint. 

PliiiwccxidalnlTliii. l;li; Lukii Kt: ir.; Mark it; 
aS; Mark Id: 17, 18. To wliat law Jiaa the Sirlpl- 
uruB rt'ferNice and Ui what pxtcnt Bliimld H 1)0 lined y 
What In the nioHt e»U-onn'dV H«« it ri-feronce t^i 
any partl'-uhir Ltiing'/ 

AlHo. Mark W: U,. which reads an rollowB: " Woe 
unt*» you ncrlhiw and I'luirlm-eN, hypocrlteH! for ye 
OompuHH m-a and land to mako one proHelyt<'; and 
whon he 1h inndo yc rnahe him two-fohl more tin 
child of Iiell than ymirMelvi-H." H. A. Ui.Kliv. 

PleiutOKlvcnncxidiinatlon of Kev. -J-J-.-J. It reads 
tlnw: " In (he nildHt of Uie hLiwI of it, and on eith- 
er Bide of tlio river, wiw tlieri) tlie tree of II fc, « lik li 
bare twelve miuiiKH of fmllK, and yleld.-dlierfiiill 
every moiiih: and the Iciivi'h of thr tree were for 
the healing of tlio nations." A HicoTmiit. 

Will ionie one lie HO kind njt (o exitlalu MaU. ^■. 
20. !!u:"And If thyrlKhleye ollend lliee. pliirk It 
out, and caMt IL from Ihee: for It In piollUdili' for 
thee that one of thy meiiitierit Nhotihl iJeriMli, and 
not that tliy whole liody Hinmld be cn»t Into hell, 
And if thy right hand offend thee, ciil It off." ete. 

S. A. PLICKJNdlCll. 

gome ouo will pluiutu explain Mark 10:17, IK: 
"And these Hlgn» ahull fcditiw llieiii Hint believe; 
In my name flliull they east onl devils; they Hhall 
Hpeuk wltli new tongiieH; Llioy Hhall tako up ser- 
pentH: iiiid If tliey drink any deiuUy thing, It hIiuU 
not hurl them; Ihey hIiuU lay hatulH on the Hick, 
Olid tliey altnll retuver." Who l<i referred toy 

■I. r,. niiowN. 



SELL THE GARMENT AND BUY 
A SWOKD. 

S. A. llmj:— 

IN ttuswer to yo;r qnory in regnnl to litike 
2'i: 30, I oUer my liumble opinion; uol 
however debarring otliors from the same liberly. 
Our Savior liail jnstetitereil upon liUpiwsion; 
the powers of earth and hi-ll had coiubincd to 
destroy Him and His religion; nitieli now d(v 
peiidcd on tlm fidelity of Hia disciples to llim 
and Mis cause. .lesus therefore culled their at- 
tention to the fact of tlieir appointment to eat 
and drink in His kingdom, and to set on 
thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 
How lonsoling! Hut .leans wanted to inform 
them, tliiit tliL-y were at present about to enter 
a fiery ordeal, and Ho wished to prepare them 
for it. " And lit' siiid unto tlunn. When I sent 
you without purse, and scrip, and shoes, lacked 
ye anything? And they said, Nothing. Then 
said he unto them, Hut now, ho that hath a 
purw let him take it, and likowisu his scrip: and 
he that hatti no sword, let him sell his garment, 
and buy one." As if ho had said, from the first 
until now, you have Wen highly favored; you 
went forth casting out devils, you healed the 
iick, you was hailed every-where as a God-sent; 
but now the cilic Xxoa changed, and " Satan Ihls 
desired to have you, (Peter), that lie might sifl 
you as wlieat, but I have prayed for thoe. Hint 
thy faith fail not. Remember, my dinciples, 
that this that is written of me, must be accom- 
plished, for the things concerning me have an 
end; and they said. Lord, behold! here are two 
BwordH." 0, how must Jesus have become wen- 
ried by this time! How he must have grieved 
at their lack of discernment I He then, to re- 
lieve himself and put an end to their further 
concern about the matter, added, " It is enough." 
JeauB knowing that they would soon, very soon, 



FOR MY YOUNG FRIENDS. 

HV MART J. hTKKJ*. 

My Jjfftr Young Fritndn: — 

DO you ever have evening reveries? Have 
you ever, on a beautiful evpning in Au- 
tumn, when all alone, watched the setting of 
the nun, and observed clonely the changes of 
nature? If yon have,— luid 1 know you have- 
did they not tell you, that life is short and time 
ifl fleeting? 

The trees that a few days ago were clothed in 
green, are now stripped of their venture. The 
beautiful green carpet that covered the earth w 
now quite sear. Only a few fragraenta of the 
luxuriant stems that furnishtid the nation with 
itM produce, are left for us to behold a."" we scan 
the stirps of nature. And what does all this 
mean? What doex it tell uh? Young friends, 
does it not toll us that we, too, are changing? 
and cro long must quit this arena of life? Yes, 
this it tolls us, and this is why I write thi« even- 
ing. 

.Jtist one year ago to-day I met here (in tlie 
school-room) with nearly fifty pupils. Thin 
evening, after they hinl all departed, and I whm 
loft alone, I seated myself near a western win- 
dow for a few moments' rest before I left the 
Kchool-room. The ticking of the clock, the 
)|uietiide, and the changes of nature in my view 
abroa/l, as I looked from the window, made nie 
think of the sad change that has taken place 
here, sina* one year ago, (Nov, 1!*, Iti77). 
Ouo of my oldewt pupils, from the effects of diph- 
theria, is no lunger able to be with us. Five 
younger ones, — two since our last vacation — 
have left us to join tliat glorious school which 
is singing around the throne in heaven. 'Tis 
sad to writ*! of them, but I know they are hap- 
pier than I or Lliosi- with whom I am permitted 
again to meet. They were sweet little children, 
and I loved to meet them. I miss thcirsmiling 
faces, and sweet little kisses. Ah! I did not 
think when liwt we parted, that ere we met 
again, some of us would cross the Kivcr of Life. 
Dear young friends, you who attend school, ha-* 
it ever occurred to you, that some day soouei' 
or later, you must part with your school-mates 
and teachers, never ajjain to meet them here? 
0, I entreat you to be kind to them! .^s you 
should love and esteem your parents, so love 
and esteem your teacher. As you should love 
Jind treat your brothers and sisters, so treat your 
wcliool-imites. Treat them with such respect, 
that should you be the first to quit this stage of 
life, that they nuiy deeply feol your absence; 
that when they think of you, gone— lliey may 
know that their loss is your gain. Cultivate a 
kind and generous spirit toward uU. Begin 
' when ytiung to lit your mind, the immort^il part 
of man, to dwell forever with ila God. Ilemem- 
ber there is a vast deal of work to perform and 
.10 time to bo lost. So be^in when young to 
try to gain a true knowledge by learning of 
Him, our Civator; for He is all we are to learn 
about. Ho says, " Learn of me.*' " Kor I am 
meek and lowly in heart." 

And. dear teachers, there is a great responsi- 
bility, concerning the welfare of our pupils, rest- 
ing upon us. Christ has given us the talent for 
teaching, and Ho expects us to improve it, that 
at His coming He may receive His witli usury. 
Then lot us try so to teach our pupils, that when 
we aro done with this earthly toil, and stand at 
the "pate ajo]'," that we may say, here Loi\l is 
what thou hast delivered unto ine; behold, I 
have gained beside these, other talents. ' Then 
will our Lord say, " Well done, good and faith- 
ful servmit; thou hast been faithful over a few 
things, I will make thee ruler over many things: 
enter thou into the joy of thy Lord." 



1)^ 



DEATH. 

EAU reader, the day is not far distant when 
a remorseless foe will confront you. Your 
strength of arm, and pride of intellect and stout- 
ness of heart will not avail. Powerless as a leaf 
driven before the blast, you mvist yield. The 
rarest skill and the wisdom of the wisest men 
I annot save you. Though hosts of devot«d 



friends surround you, yet every effort of theirs 
in your behalf will be in vain. Death will con- 
quer you. Yeureyes will close to all earthly 
sighU; your earn grow deaf, even to the tender- 
e«t whispenof love: your lips will be sealed 
4Uid your throbbing heart will cease io beat 
YoQ will be laid in your coffin and borne to the 
grate, and weeping friends will turn away and 
leave you to the solitude and silence of your 
narrow home. 

Deathless spirit, reading these brief lines, re- 
member you are reading your own experience; 
for you are mortal, and it well becomes you to 
st^jp, if only for a moment, and ask yourself the 
Holemn que-stions, " Am I ready to endure this 
momentous ordeal ? Am I ready for the hour 
of dissolution, and the darkness of the grave?" 
Whether prepared or not, the hour is verj- near 
when death will claim you for his own. Already 
his shadow darkens your pathway, and the fatal 
dart is poised with unerring aim in the hands 
ol' the destroyer. There is then 

"No room for mirth or trifling here. 

For worldly hoi>e or worldly fear; 

If life so soon is gone; 

Nothing is worth a thought beneath. 

But how you may escape the death 

That never, never dies! 

How make your own election sure; 

And when you lail on earth, secure 

A mansion in the skies." 
You may live, with God's help, so that death 
even shall not be feared; and though you fall 
before the king of lerroi-s, you shall conquer, 
and go shouting home to glory, victorious 
through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

Selected by Sadik A. Moats. 



NOT AS IT ONCE WAS. 

BY ASA nEAUSS. 

WHEN I look back and view, in my early 
days, my state of existence, and call to 
mind the dangerous course I was pursuing, 
it causes a deep shudder and a painful emotion, 
excited by the then dangerous precipice I was 
just standing on, by times I was wholly uncon- 
cerned of that course that would lead me down 
to everlasting ruin, and in the luture be banish- 
ed from the presence of so benevolent and mer- 
ciful a lieiug, who has borne, in patience, with 
many a faithless rebel like myself, and did not 
cut me off as a cumberer of the ground, but still 
extended Ilis mercy still longer, and longer, un- 
der the powerful teachings of His Holy Spirit. 
Truly, we can say, " The long-suffering of God 
waited as in the days of Noah," when we were 
in prison and by the Holy Lamb of God, preach- 
ing tQ us in our lonely and lost state of impri«- 
unment, and daily teaching us to come out; but 
could find no pardon till the uttermost farthing 
was paid, and when once delivered from bond- 
age and filled with the love of Jesus that makes 
US wise unto salvation, we can say our feelings 
and desires are not as they once were. What a 
bright change! Behold ii new creature in Christ 
.lesus. And what is the effect? It brought all 
the animal nature of man under the subjection 
of the spiritual Law. It brought the '' wolf to 
dwell wi;h the lamb, the leopard to lie down 
with the kid, the calf, young lion andfatliug to- 
gether; and a little child shall lead them." And 
if the soul listens to and obeys the teachings of 
the grace of God, it will bring it to the cross of 
Christ, which will crucify or correct self^ and 
prepare the heart for the reception of the love 
of God, in which there is neither fear or partial- 
ity. This brings the divers natures to harmo- 
nize, so that the " cow and bear shall feed, and 
their young ones lie down together," so it is not 
as it once was. As the elder said to John, 
" Weep not, behold the lion of the tribe of Ju- 
dah, the root of David hath jnevailed to open 
the book and to loose the seals thereof." 
tiherkston^ Out. 



When a stranger enters your church, always 
take him to a seat. He will not only feel at 
home then, but also likely come again. 



Some pei-sons have great zeal for the interests 
of their congregation, but care nothing about 
the church at large. Is this from ignorance, or 

it selfishness? 



Do not allow yourself to rest satisfied while 
you can point to nothing valuable that your 
hands produced, nor anything which you can 
call your own, bought with money earned by 
your own labor. 



W'HEN 1 hear a person who has broken the 
laws of the land, railed at, and hear people cry, 
" Oh, he is a vile wretch; he desen-es his sen- 
tence;" for my part I can't throw a stone at 
him, but I see that if God were to leave me to 
myself, I should commit as foul crimes, and a 
thousand times worse. 



|(feni^ of |{nffrtst. 

— Thzke are said to be over 6;i,00f> mij 
telegraph lines operating over the ocean bed. 

— At Atzala. Mexico, a mob, incited by pri«i. 
killed 20 Protestants, and wounded a number Tf 
others. 

— Lettebs from China stat« that, during n. 
recent famine 7,(K>0,000 people died, 5,000,0(jo^ 
the single province of Shausi. ^ 

— EuHt- Burritt. while earning his living 
a blacksmith, mastered eighteen ancient I«n 
guages and twenty-two European dialects 

— En'glii?h speculators have sold about U 
tons of stone by the ounce, specimens of ow 
patra's Needle, which still remains wholo „ , 
unbroken. < 

— As exchange notes it as a curious fact th 
for the last forty or fifty years New Jei-sey k_ 
had an almost unbroken line of Presbyterian 
governors. 

— A NEW calculating machine has been in 
vented by an English professor, by means of 
which the most complicated problems can be 
solved by simply turning a crank. 

—The New York Tribune says, the turn 
seems to have come in the tide of immigration 
For eleven months of the present year, the 
number arriving was 72,147. against 52,009 for 
the same period last year, and H5,S20 for the 
same period the year before. 

— The Russian Baptists who have been three 
years in prison at Odessa, for promulgatifle 
their faith, have been recently tried and acquit- 
ted, to the great joy of the spectators at the 
trial. The Attorney General had demanded 
their exile for three years to the mines of Sibe- 
ria. 

— A Louisiana paper reports that there are 
now nearly, if not quite, fifty cases of leprosy 
in Lafourche, in that state, all originating from 
one person thus suffering, who some twenty 
years ago, settled on Bayou Lafourche. A Leg- 
islative i- . ..ry is asked for. 

— The J-ws first settled in America about 
the year 1650. From that time until the be- 
ginning of the present century, only six con- 
gregations had been established. At prpsent it 
IS estimated that there are at least 300 congre- 
gations, and between 250,0lXi and 300,000 Jews 
in the United States alone. 

— New discoveries of gold have been made iu 
Siberia, near the source of the Konnissar, and a 
nugget of gold, weighing 1-17 pounds, the larg- 
est ever discovered in Russia, and probably in 
the world, has been found on the banks of the 
Upper Toungouska, about 100 versts above the 
river's mouth. 

— Three protestauts at Aicoy, Spain, have 
been imprisoned for saying that Mary was mar- 
ried, and had other sons besides Jesus Christ. 
In Mahon, the sub-governor ente^d the church 
during services, and stopped them " because the 
singing was heard outside." The same was 
done in Cadi/. 

— An association has been formed in England 
entitled "The Church of England Funeral and 
Mourning Reform Association," to encourage 
the adoption of such observances as are consist^ 
ent with the hope of a resurrection to eterual 
life, and to discourage feasting on the day of 
burial, and all useless and extravagant expend- 
iture iu the coffin and its furniture, and iu the 
wearing of mourning. 

—The Bible Society of Geneva, Switzerland, 
which has undertaken to send a copy of the 
New Testament to each school teacher in 
France, has already sent 27,fH)0; 80,000 being 
the full number required. Each costs about 
sixty cents. Among the many letters of thanks 
received, is one from a Roman Catholic nun. 

—To a certain txtent the interest felt by the 
people in the late prophetic conference may be 
measured by the request for the New York 
Tnbiiiie'n " Extra No. i6," which gives a de- 
tailed report of the meeting and contains all 
the papers and addresses. Twenty thousand 
copies have been sold, and another edition, iu 
better type and more convenient form, is being 
prepared; price 25 cents. 

—The war between England and Afghanis- 
tan has coinmeucvd. The English troops sta- 
tioned at Jamrood, under General Brown, have 
taken the Afghan frontier fort Ali Mu^-jid. ""^ 
advanced still farther in the Khyber Pass. Be- 
low the fort, the pais varies in width froiu -W tu 
50 feet, and the mountains on each side rise te 
(he height of 1,500 feet. On these mountains 
the Afghans have collected to the number of 
4,000, breaking General Brown's comniuoica- 
tions. The Ameer is strengthening Cabul. 




a^HE BItETHKEN A.T AVOKK. 



rRESP O>JDEXCE. 



pit Lick and Salisbury, Pa. 
from ■'" 

p irill try t° si*» "^ *^^^ thoughts concern- 
W •„» our coiigregaliou, loculity, etc. Our 
II j"°j;,„ is called the Elk Lick, with « 
rtio"^" , - yf about two hundred, niaov of 



,;«!«'"" 



luitf youDp, with some few aged auJ 



•*'-""t'"soWiers of tbe cross. Our meeti 
Tsli"", ggt^ in Salisbury, on a street for- 

, (jfl-ii iis Jerusalem, and latterly Uniou, 
'^ i wbich we Ibiiik a good place to lo- 
"'^^^^ hurcli. We have out of the two huu- 
■■'"V membership of fifty-seven in this place. 
'^1 ' p another place of worship in Addison, 
^ bout forty members reside, at which 
^^^^ -e have preaching every third Sunday.— 
'*'^^^ Ulster nearer than eight or nine miles. 
?il'"iir niiiiiste'"*' live in Salisbury, except elder 

who liveJ about three-fourths of a mile 
^•'^ rt'li-east of hrre. During this la«t year, we 
^1 lineteen members by deaths and removals. 
'^S ' r new cburch, which is now completed, is 

story. i>litin edifice, 40x70; the room on 
^^■condHooi" being 40x60, for general ser- 
^ -imd the tii-st floor has a Suuday-school- 
"""^j liitcheu, dining room and pantry. 
^We propose having the dedication sermon 
•hod bv elder James Quinter, ou Sunday 
f)ec. ii'-Hh. There are, also, other 



brethren expected from ubroad.- 



preacn 
Morning. 

fi'e expert to conUnue the meeting for several 

javs thereafter. 

Our post-othce is Ktk Licit, the surrounding 

the same name; so if any of our 

r friends wish to communicate with 

ur Brethren, please oliserve the distinc■ 



t(^wIli:'hip 
gtelliron or 
anyof (i»r ^ 

(iou- *"*"'■ I'r.'iiich R. K. so long in coutempla- 
(f,ii is now completed, and connects with all 
i?flV passenger trains ou the main line; so that 
the edil'^i's at Lanark need not excuse them- 
selves the next visit to Meyersdale for a con- 
veuiencp to come to our place, as there is 
Drovision made for ministers to ride at half fare, 
whicli is fifteen cents. 

We have preaching every Sabbath morning 
or evening, Sabbath-school every Sabbath, so- 
cial prayer, Wednesday evening, each week.— 
U" any of our brethren pass through our coun- 
try, to them and all who desire, we extend a 
oeneral invitation to stop with us, and preach 
thi' iinsearchabk riches of God's Word. 

S. C. Keim. 



for forty-five years, if I mistake not, and held 
the office of an ordained elder. More, I have 
no doubt, will soon follmv. We also found an 
aged sifter, firm in the faith, and near the 
kingdom. For more than twenty yenrs this 
sister hii.'' been praying, (as her daughter told 
us), that the Lord might send the Brethren 
that way. At last they came. 0, what a joy 
for her! — what a meeting for us, with one so 
good! 

Brifjhfun, Sacravmtio Co., Cat. 

From D. N. 'Workman. 

ON Nov. 5th, commenced meeting in what 
is known as the Jonathan's Creek Branch 
church of the Brethren, and continued until 
Saturday. 9th, at which time we had six atldi 
tious. Also held a Communion. We then 
thought it beat to still continue longer. So we 
continued until Nov. 2(Jth, at which time we 
held another Love-feast, and I believe it was a 
Love- feast indeed; twenty-six additions, and one 
applicant, which was baptized the next morning, 
making in all twenty seven additions, while I 
was there, and ouh applicant when I left. We 
believe that many more were ready to become 
Christians, as many of them said they would 
not stay away long. May the Savior help 
them to prove faithful to their promise, is my 
prayer. 

We feel that we cannot feel thankful enough 
to the dear brethren, sisters and friends for 
their kindness during our stay mth them. — 
Many were the tears that were shed whtn we 
parted, and many " God bless you," went up 
from warm hearts, when upon the bank of the 
stream, we bade them farewell. Now may the 
God of peace ever keep them, is my prayer. — 
With this we send our love and warmest re- 
gards to them all. hoping to re-visit thera 
at some future time. 
Ashhn„l, OhifK 



aged, and feel like work again. Brethren pray 
for us, we need your prayers. We are not 
very well fortified; and our company is small, 
and where the enemy sees weak places, he will 
try and break through and scatter the »heep.— 
They all say. that it wa^ the best meeting they 
ever was at. May God bless him wherever he 
labors. Brethren that feel to come and help us, 
are invited to come. 

Yours fraternally, 

7. Albauoh. 

Dec. ht. isrs. 



From Daniel S. Replogle, 



right path'. At home we expect sympathy in 
our sorrow, gentle wordii when we do wrooft. — 
Parents ^>hould wield an influence wilh their 
children, and, through all, guard them and keep 
thoni from evil; for it is white young the seed 
is sown, which in time brings forth good or 
bad fruit. Let all try to make home happy, 
when years have rolled hy in remembrunc« of 
it, that they may all say with futlQedB of heart, 
my home was to me the most beautiful and 
dearest place on earth. A. E. Kkaoy. 



From Germany. 



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From Cedar Lake Church, Dekalb 
County., Indiana. 







UR Love-feast is among the things of the 



From South Waterloo, Iowa. 

ON the evening of the 21st of Nov., brother 
John Wise commenced a series of meet- 
ings in our meeting-house, in the West end of 
our congregation, and continued until theevi n- 
ing of the 2t)th, during which lime he held 
forth the Word of Life with power. The im- 
mediate result of his labors was, two young 
pei-aous came forward and were received into 
tbe cluirch by baptism. We believe that oth- 
ers were seriously impressed relative to their 
soul's salvation. And while brother John 
poioted sinners to the lamb of God, he did not 
fail to instruct and exhort the members to 
love and faithfulness in their Christian duties. 

On Thursday Nov. liSth, (which was Thanks- 
giving day), we commenced a series of meetings 
in our met ting-house, in the eastern part of our 
congregation, at 10 o'clock. The first meeting 
was conducted by the resident ministers, but 
in the evening of the same day brother Wise 
eame among us, and commenced to hold iorth 
the Word with his usual zeal and power, and 
thus continued up to the evening of the 3rd of 
Dec, There were no other applicants at the 
last meeting, but we think the membei-s weie 
edified and built up in faith and love. We had 
an evidence of this fact on the 3rd, which day 
the members met in council, to attend to the 
general business of the church, at which meet- 
ing the church was well represented, and the 
business that was bi'ought before the meeting, 
was pleasantly adjusted, and we hope to the 
satisfaction of all. For some time past, there 
has been a cloud hanging over this church, but 
from present indications, we have reason to 
Iiope that before long, we will be again permit- 
ttd to enjoy tlie sunshine of prosperity and 
peace, which is 30 essential to our present and 
future happiiiess. Jacoh A. Muhray. 



From Waldemar Meyers. 

ELDER George Wolf and myself, have just 
closed a five night's meeting, at the Chap 
''ral school-house, San Joaquin Co. The house 
wa.-* crowded all the time, with good attention. 
Two members of tbe CampbelHte church, made 
"P their mind to travel with us Zionward. One 
■ '^"m had been a member in that chrdi 



hundred and twenty members were in attend- 
ance. The ministerial force wiis strong, con- 
sisting of Brethren Jacob and Jeren\iah Gump, 
of Allen Co., lud., Michael Shotts, of Steuben 
Co., Peter Long, of Lagrange Co. Those 
brethren were eldere, and there were other 
brethren in the second degree with us. The 
brethren labored earnestly in the Master's 
cause. 

Our house is 40x90; and it was crowded, and 
very good orJer and attention. We expect to 
commence a meeting in the last part of our 
district, on New Year's evening, and continue 
about one week, and then commence at our 
meeting-house, and continue about a week also. 
Jajues Barton. 

From Elsie, Clinton Co., Michigan. 



lh>ir Unthrrn:— 

I WILL try and pen you a few thoughts, 
that came to my mind while I was reading 
the Ust number of the BhkTiiren at Wokk, 
dated Nov. '.i^^lh. 1 have been a reader of this 
paper for almost two years, and am happy to 
say that I have read many good sermons and 
admonitions, which I shall try, in my weakness, 
to treasure up. and especially do I approve ol 
brother Moore's numbers, which he calls " A 
Few Observ.ations." These, I think, are admo- 
nitions and warnings in the right direction, iu 
this, our day; for we see every day more and 
and more of these evils, namely pride in our 
church, and we are glad to see and read, that 
our editors arc taking a stand against it, and 
are trying to carry it out by their example. — 
It is said tl a' pri le goe^ before a fall, and I fear 
sometimes, that pride is tolerated a little too 
much in our church, and it is time to keep this 
evil down. I fear sometimes our ministers do 
not preach enough about what God demands 
of his followers. God is a God of order, and if 
the cnurch loses its order, where will we be? 
I say let our brethren who start out to work 
in their fields of labor, take the order of the 
church right along with them, and preach it 
up and carry it out themselves. It will help a 
great deal in keeping up the Ancient Land- 
marks of the church. I think the church 
should be very careful in sending out mission- 
aries, to see that such brethren are sent out 
that have fully complied with the Gospel order 
of the church in dress, as well as other things. 
God's people are to he a peculiar people— a sep- 1 
arate people from the world, andif our minis- 
ters go out to preach, and dress like the world 
and look like the world, I cannot hTame their 
converts if they do the same; because they 
will say, "If the preacher can do so and so, I 
can too." This is the way they will reason tliis 
matter. I might quote much Scripture in de- 
fense of non-conformity, hut I can not in my 
weakness, do the subject justice; so I will 
leave it, and cite all Bible readers to examine 
for themselves, and see what God demands of 
all His children. 

I will close, by wishing you ranch auccesa 
with your valuable paper. May it be a power 
for good, and be a means of bringing nniiiy 
into the church, to he lively epistles, read and 
known of all men, is my prayer. 
Marin, Fa., Dec. Isi, 187S. 



rilO-DA\\is Sunday, audaa I am seated be- 
1 fore my Englidh book (the Brethren's 
Hymn Book), my mind is carried back far be- 
yond Uic briny deop, and has concentrated itself 
solely upon the blessed Redeemer and his cross. 
How lonely passes the time away; 1 have no- 
body here with whom I can sing and pray, — 
nobody here to talk with about tbe blessed 
hopes of a brighter day, — all is left behind in 
America. If it was not for the hope, would 
not my lot bo hard? But I am thinking now 
of that beautiful hymn: 

" Mow oft I've seen llie llowing teara, 
Anil lii'aid you tell yuur Uopes and fears; 
Your hearts wltli love nave suemM to (lame, 
Wlii<'h makes meliope. we'll meet again." 
Oh yes, beloved brethren and sisters, will 
that not be a happy day, when we all shall meet 
again, where parting is no more? 0, how do 
I pray, that I may be one of the happy ones, 
that are gathered around God's dazzling throne 
in heaven, where we shall sing praises forever- 
more. Rev. 7: 9, 10. Now beloved brethren, 
is it not possible, that I could get a paper from 
you once in a while; it woidd he as balsam to 
the open wounds of my heart. I have paid 
for the papi'r till January, and if I can make 
it possible about exchanging money, then will 
I gladly send the money for your paper for the 
next year. But let me not wait much longer, 
as I want to hear of the success the Breth- 
ren are having in America. Here the people 
are too proud and wicked to follow the meek 
and lowly Lamb. Now beloved, be thousand 
times kissed with the holy kiss from your broth- 
in Christ. (i. Mestk. 

Xfjr. Uih, 1>QS. 



Drill- Brethren:— 

BY request, I shall try and give you some 
church news from this part of Michigan. 
I was at a Communion meeting iu Eaton Cr.; 
and there formed the acquaintance of Bro. 0. 
F. Yount, of Ohio. I insisted on him to come 
and pay us a visit, as we live sixty-five miles 
from any church; our little flock consisting of 
twenty-six members, and some living a consid- 
erable distance away, and I am the only minis- 
ter. Brother Yount came and helped us; he 
commenced Monday evening, Nov, 11th. On 
Wednesday night three came forward, and on 
Thursday they were baptized. Thursday, 
he said would be the hist night, but the inter- 
est seemed good; he then concluded to stay 
over Sunday. Right here some of our Breth- 
ren's joy was turned to mourning; our deacon, 
brother David Baker was attending meeting 
and enjoying himself, when on Thureday even- 
ing the news came, that his little boy was very 
sick. After meeting he started home; had 
fourteen miles to go, and he wm forly minutes 
too late to see liia hoy alive. He died with the 
diphtheria. On Saturday brother Yount preach- 
ed the funeral, to a very interesting crowd of 
people. Back to our meeting at home again.— 
Sunday night, two more came out. Met on 
Monday, and had meeting, two more were will- 
ing to go along, and were baptized. Monday 
night three more were wiling to follow the ex- 
ample of the Lord. Tuesday they were bap 
tized. and Tuesday night was his last sermon. 
There were others almost ready to go. He 
I worked faithful; and ho saw our situation, our 
building, that we were four years at work at, 
it seemed had been shaken, and he felt that it 
took work Iu git it =olid again. I felt cncour- 



From the English Prairie Church. 

ON the Sth our meeting was held in the Eng- 
lish Prairie church. The attendance was 



large. Services were opened hy singing and 
prayer. Uncle and brother Peter Long chose 
for his subject Philippians 2: it, 10. The name 
of Jesus should be. antl is very great. What 
Christian has not read the life and death of Je- 
sus, without a tear, not thinking that his name 
is exalted and sweet? The adversary is groat, 
he goeth about "Seeking whom he may de- 
vour." But the name of Jesus is more exalt- 
ed, it reaches beyond the confines of this world. 
Wliy should we be ashamed to name the name 
of Jesus, when it is above every other name? 
Brother Burger, from Ohio, closed with well- 
timed, and pointed remarks; that daily mortals 
are passing from the stage of action, and how 
unspeakably happy are those that have named 
the name of Jesus. It is Gol's will, that all 
should be saved. He does not want one soul to 
be lost. There are two roads we are all to 
choose, one or the other; would that all would 
name the name of Jesus, that the portals 
of heaven can be reached. Meeting closed 
with prayer, and singing the 380th hymn. 

We again met in the evening lor worship.— 
Brother Truly addressed the congregation, 
from the same subject. He said the subject is 
inexhaustible. The name of Jesus is so 
exalted; and told U8 why his name is exalted 
and necesaarv that it should be. 
HOME. 
We will close with saying a few words in re- 
gard to onr earthly honii*, where we all need 
asisislauce and encouragement to keep us in the 



Report of Meetings near Fredericksburg, 
Chickcsaw Co,, Iowa. 

ON Sunday, Nov. ITtli, brethren Joseph Ogg 
and William Hipes, of Minn., commenc- 
ed a series of meetings, at the above named 
place, and continued until Wednesday evening, 
Nov. 20th. 

On Friday evening I commenced and contin- 
ued till the evening of the 27th, making in all 
thirteen mt><!lings. The turnout was large and 
order was good. The result wiw, four baptized 
and many more near the kingdom. 

Brother Hipes is said to have delivered a con- 
vincing discourse on the Lord's Supper, whilst 
brother Ogg caused quite a commotion in the 
Freemason camp. The ministering brethren 
having broken the ice, I had comparatively 
easy work. The people being mo4ly single 
immorsionists, I delivered a discourse on trine 
immersion. Some of the |)eople seemed to be 
a.-itonished, that so much could be said in favor 
of trine immersion; although the half was not 
told. There are now fifteen members in Chick 
saw Co., with a very good prospect for more, 
but no preacher. 

The Stein and Ray Debate seems to be doing 
a good work at the above named place. Also 
the Brethren's pamphlets. Send them on 
brethren, and if we can't send preachers in the 
presence of men, we can have those silent mes- 
sengers of the pen and press preached to the 
people in such places as the above, and much 
good can be done in that way. 



W. J. H. Bacmak. 



Notice. 

WilEHEAS. at the last District Meeting 
held Hi the Southern District of Indiana, 
George W. Studebakcr, John H. Caylor and 
David Bowman, were appointed a committee to 
take into consideration the propriety of procur- 
ing a farm with suitable buildings thereon, for 
the purpose of keeping more comfortably than 
heretofore, the unfortunate poor members who 
are permanent church charges. 

Whereupon we, the committee orgauixed on 
the 8th day of Nov., 1S7S, and appointed Da- 
vid Bowman, clerk, and ordered that the house- 
keeper of the different branches of the church 
in Southern Indiana, he requested to present 
tbe matter to their churches and instruct tlieir 



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TTTT<: BREXHKEISr ^X WOKK. 



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d^legat*-* to thp next District Meeting relfttivc- 
thereto, nt which lime ojid place thi» comniit- 
tee will report progrem. By order of the com- 
mitte*. David Bowmak, Clerk. 

Echoes from the West. 

Our Series of meetings— A Olorious Season— 
A Noble Elfort— A Few Crumbi of the Seed 
SuwB. 

Nu. rv. 
)K<)THEI{ D. a (Jibrton. of Porrin, Mo., 
<:umo to m on the 2nd of IK-o., and com- 
.■d n itcriL-s of iiipetingi tho «ame evcming. 
and ( ontinued till th<- I2th, The ordf^r, attt-nd- 
sncp (uid ntt^ntion wer« mowt pxwdjcnt during 
thi- wholf timi- of thow mf^tiiigH. The jireach- 
ing wftfl good— touching «nd infitinj?, and vriu 
much appreciated by both Knint and Binnt^r. — 
Thf n-tnlt in, that foiirff-ii pn-cioiiH hoiiIh wi-re 
made willing t^j put on (;bri>tt in bfiptiHm. to 
wttik in newness of life. ThiH wn*i, in-Ieed. « 
featt of fat things to im. The groat^ist revival 
that t)ii« church has n-alizird since its organiz- 
ation, t^n years ago. Tlie chwrcli hfw bi-en 
much revived. 

Tho church at FnlU t-itv, hat had a glorioun 
neaion; father*i and molherM have hoi-n m;nle to 
weep for joy, iw they wilncHHed tl»-'ir children 
coming to the Savior, taking tho ne&'*<t[iry 
i!t«j)H to have their namr-H writi^-n in the great 
church hitoU of et^rnnl life. Not only Kreth- 
ren'" children, hut other.n, aUo, have been made 
to feel the ])OWer of (lod'fi work, and become 
willing to obey theOoupcl, 

The cliurch anil rnirii><t.erH Heenii-d t»» wrtrk 
NO harrnonioiiNly together, that it waH t-nuugh, 
of iUii-lf, to infiiKe new life iinfl energy into 
the moKt indifferenl in the cauHe. Krotlier 
Qihson'M ffTort wan far from being ftnythiiig 
tdse thiui iiolde. lie luhored witli all the pow- 
er UTid energy given him; juhI t<t 11)1 it seemed 
a.t if lie c'Mild not, poHnibly, long endure to la- 
bor at be did hen-, althuiigb, lie neenied to he in 
a tiettc-r condition phyHicatly at the cloNe than 
when ho came. 

Truth wriM the theme of liltt fli-nt diacouroe. 
Whatii tnifli? .John Ifl: 38, is a (juention of 
Pilate. ThiH was unKVvered in a logical man- 
ner. Proof text, John 17, "Thy word ih truth." 
S. The sanctifying irillucnce of divino tiuth. 
1 PeliT 1; 22, " Seeing ye have purilied ycmr 
souh in obeying the truth;" John 17, " Sancti- 
fy them through tho truth." 

.'1. The remilt of obudience to the truth:— 
Freed. tin from Hiii— "Tho truth nIuiII make you 
free. J(j|in S; ,'12. Truth docK not admit of any 
CDiuinirison. It cannot he nnidu more true, 
neither can it he made any Iuhh true. It docH 
not Jidniit of impi-ovenieiit, eitlior hy adding 
to, 01' tiiking from, but is perfect within itself. 
Itev. 22: IK, in, declaring, " If any man shall 
ndd unto thcKt' things;"'— meaning truth— "(lod 
sliall add unto him tho plagueH that are written 
in thi(i book."' " Any mmi taking froui the 
words tjf this book, or prophecy, God shall 
take away bin part out of the book of life, and 
out of tliP Holy City, and from the tilings tluit 
arc written in this Hook," \» us much truth an 
any other i)iirt ol (Jod's wonl. 

To ilo iiiiy les« than the truth demands, is 
doing b-ds lihin Hod waiitii us to do. To do 
more thitii the truth demands, is doing more 
than (Jud wuiit.s m to do. Either would he 
wanting. God jiistiisks of us what ho wants 
US to obey, ncitlier moi-o nor I«»h. 

1. \Vu ought to bo sure that wo have tho 
truth. 

2. That we have iiothiup more than the 
truth. 

3. We ought to bo careful and not mix 
truth and error together; for Satan did that, 
and to do HO, would be following the example 
of Satan. 

To be a half way Christian, will only make 
somebody believe that wo are poor readers, or 
that we are not siucore in what wo do. or that 
the chiMa<» or «oin-body else gota hold of our 
Uible, and tore out some leaves, so that it does 
not contain tho whole truth. 

0. I'\.UN-KY. 



we went to the water and baptized one swUjr. jcoromitt*^; of arrangements could not make 
On Saturday we commence preaching again. , final settlement, nor the clerk luroish his r^ 
and preached m^ven iermomi; holding forth the I t^rt- Henc« the delay. The report will prot>- 
word with such power, that another soul wm j ably i*e made t«for*f long. The chorche^ yet 
made willing to come out and sene the Lord, I in arrears will have to pay up. bo that the ex- 
and many more were made to weep, who. we J pen^es and overplus, what there may he. can 
are made to believe, anr almost perauaded.— | be equali7,ed among all lhe_ churches. mis 
Brethren come over and help u». We now 
number nine, four brothere and five sister?. 



Mretbren come and preach for ns, do not let 
the good «ed that has l>een sown, be plucked 
up hy fwme of thew? "iumi". The brethren 
prearfaed on Friday night and left the next 
morning. May the gof>d Lord bless thein, is 
the prayer of yoor brother, 

Davifi H. Kbi.i.y. 
Dm. Wh, 1H7H. 

From J. S. Flory, 



Ihar JirHhren: — 

WE will drop a few line» concerning our 
visits among the brethren .tince here. 
On Saturday before the last Sunday in Xov., 
IJro. Frank Holsinger took me to his home, 
about five miles from the city, acroaa the state 
line into Kanttas. IJrother Ilol.singer haa a fine 
location, and nursffry htisinexs to a conHiderable 
extent. His father and mother also reside 
with bim, and are members of tho church. — 
Sisti'r HoiHinger is a daughter of elder Long, 
of Maryland. Meeting in school-house at 
night, also twice on Sunday. There are some 
eight or t^-n members in the neighborhood, and 
a good prospect for mon-. if they had a resident 
minister. Who will be moved to como and 
locat*' there, and help by the grace of Ood, to 
build up the church P 

On tlie following Saturday, about 5 o'clock 

in the morning, we took the train lor Cent«r- 

iew. Mo., where we arrived about 8 o'clock. — 

At the depot we met brother A. Hutchinson 

and other brethren. It wiis indeed a glad 

meeting with brother Hutchinson and family, 

after a separation of six years. Owing to a 

severe (tnow-storm setting in, there was no 

meeting that night. We tlien had two ap- 

I>ointmentrt for the next day at the Brethren's 

nieeting-bousc, Ilrothcr S. S. Mohlcr and 

brother J. Crumpacker (my brother-in-law), 

from Cornelia, Mo., were also in attendance. — 

Owing to the inclemency of the weather, the 

atteiirtlince was not so largo; nevertheless we 

I had a pleasant intercourse with the niemben) 

and friends i)f that locality; and felt that it 

waa good to be there. We returned to the 

city Monday morning. Saturday following, 

brothi-r llolsinger again came to my door while 

it was snowing severely, and .taid I must go 

with him as appointments were mode. Two 

meetings Sunday. Keturnod again Monday 

morning. Have calls from dillerent directions. 

tifcome and preach for them, but we can not 

po.tsibly lill hut few such calls. It im 8uri>ns- 

ing how rapidly tho church is spreading over 

this great western country. From emigrations 

and conversions, congregations are springing 

up throughout the land. Wo hope the pnic- 

tical i)rinciides of the Gospel and peculiar 

churncU'ristics of the clniroh, will keep pace 

with the prosperity of our beloved brotherhood, 

that from tho outward evidences, it may be 

known, tho inner life is indeed consecrated to 

Ood and weaned from the world. 

Kmxms Citif, Mo., Dec 12th, JH7S. 



will be fairaeSB. A Leeuy. Cor. Sec. 

Notice to Southern District of Ind. 

OL'K nii^sionarj- funds being about exhaust- 
H. and as the brethren appointed on the 
Southern Million, expect to make another trip 
to their field of labor soon, we are compelled 
to call on the different congregations of South- 
em Indiana, for more funds. Several congre- 
gations have not responded to the call made 
last Spring. We hope that all ehurcbes know- 
ing themselves delinquent, and those that have 
not responded to the call made last Spring, 
will, as soon as circumstances will admit, re- 
spond to this call. 8.s the money is needed.— 
Send it to B. F. Koons, Nettle Creek, Wayne 
Co.. Ind. 

The following is the quota of each congre- 
gation : 

Upper Fall Creek, 

Piermont, 

Mississinawa, 

Owen Co. 

Beech Grove, 

Stony Creek, 

Middle Fork Wild Cat 

Four Mile 

Lower Fall Creek, IW 

Buck Creek IS^* 

Howard Co., 2.00 

Raccoon, 2.00 

Nettle Creek 10.00 

Potato Creek, '5 

Cicero 200 

KillBuck, 1.50 

By order of the ('ommitteeon ways and 
means. W. R. Deeter, Clerk. 

Xov. Jflh, l>uH. 



$2.00 
2.50 
4.00 
2.00 
1.00 
1.50 
4.00 
1.50 



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DIED. 

Obituaries should be brier, written on but one side of the 
pappr. »ni] separale from all other business. 



A Reminder. 



From Exeter, Fillmore Co., Neb. 

1 WILL give you a short sketch of our meet- 
ings here in the far West: Bretliron S. 
C. Stump, of Falls City. Nebraska, mul Urias 
Shick. of Beatrice, Nebraska, cauie to us on 
the 2Sth of Nov.. to hold a series of meetings. 
Had preaching that eveuing. at our school- 
house to an attentive congregation. On Fri- 
day night went to hear a minister of the M E 
fraternity. He gave us a lecture on the plagues „.,„^ ......._„.. _. .... ...,...,,, ,,,,,., 

Of Nebraska. On the same day at 10 o'clock, not yet paid in from several churches, the 



11HE notice given in tho Buktuhpn at Wquk, 
in 1877, and the first iiuniher of the I'vim- 
Hire ChrUtian, iu 187S, in relation to the Al- 
haugh poor fund, still stttiids open. More 
mon«y in the committee's hands to contribute 
to poor churches that come under the provis- 
ions of tlio will. And in order to avoid much 
unnccetisiiry corrc-pondeiice it is proper to state 
that individuals and rich churches need not 
a|ipiy. But those churches composed mainly 
of poor persons, barely able to provide for 
thonisolves. and not well able to provide for 
their still poorer members and neighbors, are 
the churclies to be benefited by the provisions 
of the will, anduH such will please send their 
appHcatioua to the uudei-signed, when the 
committee will act upon it. 
By order of the committee. 

* IUmu Bowman. 



Report of Annual Meeting Expenses. 

NO doubt many Brethren have been onxious- 
ly waiting to see the report. It was ex- 
pect^-d ere this time, that tlie report would have 
been published, but in consetjuenco of there 
being between four and live hundred dollai-s 



LAV Y.~In the Upper Stillwater church, Mi- 
ami Co., Ohio, Nov. 3nd, 1S76. son of broth- 
er George mid sister Lavy, aged 2 years, 5 
months and 2:5 days. Disease diphtheria. 
Funeral discourse from 1 Peter 1, by the 
brethren. 

L.WY.— Also in the same family, David Wil- 
son Lavy, aged 1 year and 5 days, of the 
same disease. Funeral discourse from Job 
14: 1. 2, by the brethren. 

EsiANURL Hoover. 

LOHMAN. — In the hounds of the Arnold's 
Grove church, Dec. 13th, Joel Lea, son of 
brother George W. Lohman, aged 2 years, 
3 months and !) days. Funeral services on 
the 14th, by the brethren, from 1 Cor. 15: 22, 
J. J. Emmebt. 

LA IIICK.-On Rock Creek, San Luis Valley, 
liio Grande Co., Colorado, Joanna, daughter 
of brother Henry and sister Larick, aged 9 
years, 10 mouths and IS days. Funeral dis- 
course was preached by the writer, to an or- 
derly congregation. M. M. B.^sHoll. 
SWITZER.— In the I'anther Creek church, 
Woodford Co., III., December :ird, Ida V. 
Switzer, daughter of brother James and sis- 
ter Mary F. Switzer, aged 5 years and 11 
days. 

We have had eight cases of diphtheria in 
our neighborhood, that fell into the hands of 
the doctors, 8i.\ of the eight are now sleeping 
in the dust of the earth. How lonesome we 
feel since our little Ida is gone. 

Jaues R. Gish. 
BURGER.— Near Keota, Washington Co., 
Iowa, Nov. 19th, 1878, of membranous diph- 
theria, Almira Jaue, daughter of brother 
Joseph and sister Salinda Burger, aged 
years, 7 months and 1 day. Funeral servic- 
es hy elder John Thomas. 

Amelia C. Nopzioer. 
NEHER,— In the Osage congregation, Craw- 
ford Co., Kansas, Nov. 7th, 1S78, Willie, son 
of brother David and sister Christina Ne her, 
aged 4 years and 2 days. Funeral services 
by the brethren. D. D. Shivelv. 

SWINK.— In the English River congrej?a- 
tion, Keokuk Co.. Iowa, Dec 9th, lS7S.S;mi- 
mie E.. son of friend Oliver and sister Bur 
bara Swink aged one year, 11 months and 
2;J days. Funeral services by elder Jacob 
Brower, from John 11: 23. 
Thus littU- Sammie who seemed so near 
and dear to the family and relatives, was of 
short duration, and is now gone to Jeaus, to 
ever dwell with him. Sami-el Floey. 



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The Brethren At Work. 




•'Behold I Bring You Oood Tidings of Great Joy, which Shall he to All People." — Lckk 2: 10. 



vol. IV. 



Lanark, 111., January 9, 1879. 



No. 2. 



Bretlireii at Work. 



EDITED 



AND PUBLISHBU WEEKLY 



MOORE & M. M. ESHELMAN. 
SPECIAL CONTRIBUTORS; 

,„K ------ LADOGA., IND. 

*■"' ,.. XKWTONIA, MO. 

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\eirrzEii. waykeshoho, pa. 

^.^ . LE-^K, UllBANA. ILL. 

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' ~^ LONGINGS. 

I liiup 1"! sfit'iiytli. O Lord, 
l^i.r siientrlli Lo rise to Thee. 

I loiiLilV.rsiylil.O 1-tird, 
Ktiiaiyht thy face to see. 

llcmgfoi' life, () I.Miil, 
For life tlint Thou didst give. 

1 long to\- grace, Lord, 
I"or giace that life to live. 

1 |,,]i4 !■'! i"';i.T. 1-oi-d, 
Km |.(Mii' tint kimw.s no end, 

1 i,>iii: iiH I..N.-. Ol-ord. 
l-'iu tovp tlmt Tliou (lost aemV 

1 hmp for hoiip, O I.oid, 
Tor hupe in Thy jfreat love ; 

I long lor fiiilh, (3 Lord; 
For faith to rise nhove. 

I long I'fi' 'Pill. O Lord, 
For zeal in Thy great ciinse ; 

1 long for light, t) Lord. 
For liglit to Jpurn Thy laws. 

1 long for Christ. Lord, 
For (Christ who died for me. 

1 long for rest. Lord, 
For riist eternally. 

I loiij,' for Tiict'. Lord, 
Fni 'rii..-e. lov Thee I long; 

Wlieii hliJill 1 luid in Thee, 
Tilt' hnrden of my songV 

Selected by D. IC, U. 



rolls away, we may be ready to meet death with 
A welcome. may God help us to Hve near 
him, may we live in daily and hourly commun- 
ion with him. To yon, dear unconverted read- 
er, let me beseech you to no longer delay your 
return to God, hut come at the comraencenieut 
of this new year ami dedicate your hearts to 
God, and may you who read and I who write 
tliese words, so spend our days here that should 
your eyes be closed in death, and the fingei-s 
that write these Hues lay motionless in the tomb 
before iiuotlier new yejir comes, that we tuay 
meet at God's right hand and sing his praise 
evermore. May God help you to receive this 
exhortation, and help you to remember tliat 
you are responsible to him for what you read, 
and the improvement you make of it; and may 
I remember that I must meet what I write at 
the judgment bar of God. 



lightenmeut, and salvation from their terrible 
thralldom. I will present the subject to the 
onsideratiou of your readers at an early day. 



LIGHT. 



RY LIZZIE B. MYERS. 



THOUGHTS AGAINST INFI- 
DELITY. 

bY H. C. LVrAS, 

IHAVE for sometime been wondering v 
some of the able contributors to the col- 
\unns of the Brethren at Wohk, have not 
said more in regard and agamst tho iucrea.>iing 
tendency to infidelity among the people of this 
so-called and enligtened age It is undeniably 
true, that there is a continual strengthening 
and growing of intidel, atheistic and free-think- 
ing notions among the people in many ueigli 
borhoods. 

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A NEW YEARS EXHORTATION. 

JiY .\MOS CHAMItEKLlN. 

ANOTHER year is past and gone, never to 
return. Oh how swiftly time flies, hours 
days, weeks, months and years pass in rapid 
succeision. Yes, lime passes rapidly away, and 
with it« rapid flight carries us on to the great 
boiindles'i ocean of eternity. As we look hack 
over tlie |)ast year, what mixture of joy. grief, 
sorrow, pieiisure and pain. We behold liow 
many triiils, temptations we have safely passed 
tlirmigli, by tbefgrace of our God. who 13 ever 
iUe Hiid willing to sucor us if we but trust him. 
till, bow thankful we should be to him for the 
innumerable blessings he has btstowed upon 
u< iu Ihe year that has just rolled away. While 
we have been spared to see the year 1S78 pass 
iiray, many of our fellow-beings have gone to 
etemity. Yes, all around us death has been do- 
ing it^ work, and how solemn Ihe thought, that 
lii^cy thousands of those who fell by the very 
Hud ot death, have gone to the unseen world 
"Dprepiired to meet God in peuee. 

It is now a fitting time to consider our past 
"'e^- How have we si)eut the past year? Has 
't Wit our chief concern to live for heaven? 
'o ii word have we spent the past year to the 
j'^'icr aiid glory of God ? If we have it is well. 
""' ill looking back over the past year we will 
'id Uiany misteps, many unkind words, and 
'^^' '''*'*■ l>rotherly kindnes8.[Do we shudder at 
""rremembnmcoof the past? How would wt- 
*«! just now sliouid the Master of solemn a.--- 
^'"blie. appear:-' Are we ready? Have Me 
jjiirlamp trimmed and burning? Have we on 
'^w^ddin:;garme'at..§ready to enter into the 
""^niago supper of tho Umb? Oh. let us prof- 
'"•y the past. 

I ■ **" ^'^ "'^ t^o un encement of the new year. 
'^ -itdicate anew our hearts to God. and strive 
(jj /■ -^' *^^'" 'leaven and eternal happiness; so 
^^« should it be God's will to call us to anoth- 
'""^''1 IjV tlie hand of death, ere another year 



The excuses presented by the adversary 
souls to the miuds of those who do not prut'e^ 
Christianity, are very numerous and many of 
thera are very puerile. Y'et, to the uninformed 
mind, these weak and groundless cavils are hut 
too Weighty in many instances. 

Another reason that these dark doctrines are 
getting foothold, is. that the professor of relig 
ion is often unable to answer the feeble objec- 
tions of some disbeliever. Professors of Chris- 
tianity should be enlightened upon the evidences 
of the same and always be able to " give a rea- 
son of the hope within you." They should be 
able to point to the many prophecies and their 
signal fulfillment. The weak and unfounded 
icavils of disbelievers should be taken nj) and 
answered both publicly from the pulpit and 
in-ivately by the fireside. Light is never a.sliam- 
ed of more light, — but darkness shuns light.— 
does not desire investigation. Truth, though 
kept iu the dark for centuries will finally be ex- 
posed to the rays of light. 

A noted writer on infidelity, has said that 
tliere are two causes for unbelief of the testi- 
ninny of the sacred writings: 1st, man's hatred 
towards God, and, 2nd, his lack of information. 
The apostle said. '* the carnal mind is enmity 
against God," and Christ said, "men have loved 
darkness better than light." So these are good 
reasons why men naturally wander further from 
God, and are not inclined to seek him. 

I suppose it has always been the case to a 
greater or less extent; but Paul enumerates 
among the signs of the coming of Christ, that, 
"men shall be lovers of their own selves," and 
putting this and the foregoing passages togeth- 
er it is not surprising that tliere are many de- 
nying the truthfulness of our sacred Record 
and Kevelatioii of Jesus Christ. 

A word to the follower of the Master. There 
are many things to draw our attention and ser- 
vice from the despised Na/.arene, but let us not 
falter or flinch from any known du*y and the 
promise of the reward, — heirship with Christ 
will not fail. Tliere are many commotion-- 
around ua, but let tliem not cause us to lessen 
our devotion, or to disregard our vows to the 
kind Master, 

For some time I have had In consideration a 
project which 1 think if carried out would be 
of great benefit to many whoar- in darkness 
and have not at hand the adequate meahs of en- 



" And fiod said, let there he light, and thtire wsus 
liglit" (ien. 1:3. 

IN the beginning of the creation, when the 
earth wiis without form, and darkness on 
the face of the deep, how soon did it become 
necessary to have light, and God saw that it 
was good, which is aWo the experience of every 
living soni upon the face of the earth. 

Taking a natural view, what could we ac- 
complish if we had not tlie great lumiuftrj- of 
the day to give us light. How dreary when 
the sun does not shine for several days, and how 
wp long to see his brilliant rays, chceviug all 
nature and rousing tlie very soul to new lite, 
and should call forth praise and thanksgiving 
from every heart; this it will wherever God 
blessings are duly appreciated. As we havo the 
sun to light this world naturally, so God h:is 
noc left us in darkness spiritually, but has pro- 
vided us jigaiu with the necessary Light,-r-his 
Son, of whom John said. " That was the true 
light which Ughteth every man that cumelh 
into the world." Then thi iiuesiion arises, why 
are so many walking in darkness? "The light 
shineth in darkness and the darkness com- 
prehendeth it not." Here is where the great 
trouble comes in. What would be thought of 
a man buihling a house without a window, and 
living in it witrh the doors closed?, H«t cpuld 
not tell whether the sun was shining or not. 
neither would he care, for all is darkness within. 
That man would be pronounced a maniac, hut 
all men are wiiier naturally than to put up such 
a building. How careful to have plenty of win- 
do wr to give light iucide; very commendable 
too, for God gave the light for us to enjoy it. 

I do not think it very wise either to curtain 
those windows^fto heavily that the light cannot 
penetrate and give the room a gloomy apptsar- 
ance, especially in the Winter season; let the 
sun shine in all you can, and it will be all the 
more cheerful as well as healthful. Just so spir- 
itually. The sinner, while he closes every av- 
enue, bars every door against the light of God, 
cannot know what enjoyment that light atTords, 
any more than the man in the dark house, both 
will be unhealthy, and finally must perish. 
Then open wide the door of your hearts ye un 
converted, let the light of God shine iu your 
hearUs; walk as the children of light in all the 
ordinances of the Lord as becometh those pro- 
fessing godliness, and the reward is sure. No 
one need have any doubts who is obedient to 
the Master in all things. All it requires is 
willing mind, the denial of self, submission to 
the will of God. to secure the crown of glory 
in the kingdom of heaven. Why not purchase 
it at so small a consideration and be forever 
happy, rather than suffer an eternity of misery, 
for the sake of a tew days gratification of self 
and the enjoyment this world aflords outside ot 
Christ? Solomon concluded that "all waA van- 
ity and vexation of spirit. 
Nora in. 



display among the Brotherhood, a« many oth- 
er schools have done for their patrons; but the 
school did not do it all. And, neither will our 
institutions do it all. And just in the same 
way they may do much to favor both plainnewi 
of drew and plainness of speech, but yet the 
school will not, and cannot do all that ia done. 
We have school-houses that are not known 

by that name, nm- are they regarded in that 
light, and nearly all the tniinhlg a man or wo- 
man gets, is got there. Those place* are what 
we call our homes, by way of altachment, bat 
in truth they are onr school-lmiisrs. In them 
are tho earliest, deepest, longest and strongest 
impressions made that are made. 



PLAINNESS OF SPEECH UPON 
PLAINNESS OF DRESS 



UY LANIIOX WEST. 



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KOTHKH Moore, in No. 46, we read of 
our visit to Ashland 0, and the i-eflec- 
tious liud while viewing the Brethren's Schofd 
Building. We endorse every conclusion you 
made, but while wo do this, wc hope that n.« 
one will attribute every deviation from plain 
nessof dress, to the one factthit the Brethren 
have a school- ho n-*e. Those schools ot" th • 
Brethren may do much to increase the habit o 



If in these the training from childhood up, 
has been to favor plainness of attire. Ashland 
nor any other school, will be disgraced by the 
vanity of its graduates. But, if the atmosphere 
breathed in those home schools, we should say, 
has been such as to feed the desire for display 
in biiildings, homes, carriages, fnrniture, cook- 
ery, clothing, jewelry, artificial (wnaments, &c.; 
you may rest assured that it will take the long 
term atthoseschoolsiind that, too, underguard, 
to pluck up the tares which have already been 
sown. The school mav indeed serve as a kind 
of scapegoat to lay the fault upon; but the poor 
goat did not ootnUiit the Bin; it only served as 
an instrument to lay the sin on, and thus i-ase 
tho conscience of the one who committed it. 

In our little observation, we notice that it is 
not always where the plainest parents live, that 
the plainest children are reannl. Nor do we >tee 
that those who were brought up outside of the 
Kurches' training, are the niuit v.un. And 
again; neither do we see that those who have 
the most education, make the most di.>play; hut 
we see the reverse, more gentlemen, modesty 
and humility. Neither do we see tliow who 
have the least education, show the least vanity, 
but (juite the reverse; for lu'rc we see vanity, 
conceit, stubbornness, with geuenilly a ntrong 
desire to display Homething, if it be un more 
tlnm their weakness. And in this last, there in 
scareely ever a failure, — the weakne^^s is shown. 

Wc should also say, that the teachers in our 
homes — school-houses are those to be blamed 
for thi; evil intluencca at work, as much or more 
than the teachers in the higher schools. Be- 
cau.se in the first they have to deal with the 
■raw material when it is pliable, plastic, and in 
the hands of the first workmen; but In the sec- 
ond case every teacher must work with material 
that has already been worked, perhaps more 
than once, and which may be at times, itill un- 
der the first hammer. Iu that case it is not 
I a-'y to make a neat job of it, but most likely 
there will be a failure.simply because the work- 
men did not work (or the same thing and in the 
same way. Butlet the failure be great or ^mftl^ 
the last school and the last teacher mu^it bear 
the sin away, when by right it should have been 
the first, — the parent. 

We have known cases where ordained elders 
made a great ado about the dress of their mem- 
bers: and when asked why they indulged v.ui- 
ity m their ()wn children at home, hiul nti more 
to reply, than to say that these were not yet 
members of the church. This was just the way 
to keep thom out of it, an 1 why they were not 
in it. 

No man and woman can be said to rule well 
their own house when they go plain and their 
children in the tip' of fa>hion. Thesr vain 
things all cost something, and s.nnebody must 
buy them, and .somebody must pay for them, 
ami that someboiiy is re-spousible for th** deed 
done, and the thing won. 



It is easier to forgive an ancient enemy than 
tlie friend we have otIend<:d. Our resentment 
L-r.uvs with our undesert, and we feel vindictive 
1. 1 due degree wlthourowndoubtsof the chnuce 
:( finding forgiveness. 



TCJflE BItKTJH:ii E>r AO.' AVOKK l. 



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CHRISTIAN WANTS. 

Iwitot my ble»s*-<l I't""*! *<' *"^■■ 
I wBiii UiH pardoning love in me, 
1 wnnt to know my cins forgivpn 
And to \k- «iiiilwl upon hy heaven. 

I want tb"* L-xcrfi"" '-r yraae, . i 

I wiuitin flni-t » l.iiiiiig-plfux-, 

I wmil >" tT*-' HIk I'lve •liviiie. 

I waiitin mr* his grace »h'»uld nhine. 

1 wimt tiiy lnart mort- «oft Ut »>*«"'. 
1 wuit uiy Jiatiu more to know. 
I wuiit Ui tW'l thiit blood api»Iie(l. 
Tbfit llowtd from Je«u»' pierwd flide 

I w«nt tin; Lord nbould Iww my will, 
I wurtt Hi" pr*"*" nee with mr- Htill, 
I want a Ho/t bcliftving hcHrt, 
I wnnt with all my xiiiH »'» pnrt. 

I wBiit th(>tCliriHt should cleHnMo my mouI 

I wBiit in .JfHiiH to he whoh*. 

I want It due compowed mind, 

I want in ChrintHom© pini:c to find. 

I want to lovf my Jesun more 
Thiin 1 have don*' liereto/orr*, 
I want Ut loveliirt pcopli.- too. 
And prBiff- the Lord in all I do. 

I want to U-ol (iod'n imrdoning love, 
I want my Irown heart to movi-, 
r wnnt HiK Hi>int for my guide. 
I liHVe ten thouK«nd wantM he«ide. 

I want my dayw Blmiild all lie mjhmiI 
III Horving God with true- ojit^-nt, 
I want at l«-it when I do die 
To meet my Savior in the fiky. 

Then to sit down and tell 

The wonders of Imtnnnuel, 

Then* all my wantu will then bo o'er, 

Wlioii 1 do real- li that Imj)py whore. 

-Set. 

A VISIT TO NIlW YORK WHAT 
I SAW AND HEARD. 

DK. Tiilnmgc, like hiH ln-otiicr of I'lyni- 
otli, enters to the wi«h<*H of hiscm- 
ployei-H in lii^ miiiistrntinnH. HiH stylo 
is 8MiMJilinri(ti, ftiit! ]in Htu(linii»ly iivoidH 
thoHi-criticinmM, of jiopulnr sins, wliicii 
diHtiiijfiii>^hi'ii thi- juvm-hint^ of the ayon- 
iivti ftiid jiiicieiit pro])lM'I«. 

For iiiHl(im-(^, wln-ii he Imd uL-crwiun to 
refer to liidieM ntlire lut c-onijiliiiienli-d it 
iiu lieiug lor tlie \iisl lour or live yejirs 
*' (jraccful mid bacomiiKj hctjoiul (niij- 
thinij he had hnoiimy Witli one single 
gulp, witliout a gi'irnnee, lie Hwnllowed 
nil the Rboniiniitions of fnsiiioniihlo dress, 
iU dirty, tuwty tmilH, its bustle wliiel 
distorts the " huninn form divine," its 
chignon, whieli is ft caricature of that 
image in which man was made, and its 
additional array of useless and sinful 
nppendixieeH and etceteras whicli are 
enuMH'rati;tl by the prophet Isaiah in ids 
warning to tlit* daughters of Jerusalem. 
Isaiah 3: I«. 

1 ^vrite to you from New York rel- 
ative to a revival sermon that the Dr. 
jwoposod to deliver on the subject of the 
" The niglit mh: of New York." The 
Tlie i>tli of the serial has been delivereil 
and I read them with a thrilling interest. 
They shov." oil' tlio immoralities of the 
exceeding great eity in graphic style. 

The slime i>itfl of Siddiu are exi)lored 
with a masterly hand. As I expected, 
however, he lashes vigorously tin; hood- 
lums, and dashes bravely through the 
slums and ccsispools of Five Points and 
fourth ward and the dance houses and 
other notorious resorts of sin, while sin 
in its ^■arDished and gilded drapery, its 
manifestations in fraudulent business 
manipulation and social rotteuuess, and 
a thousand other forms that is Icgalizetl 
by common usage, passed unnoticed and 
unrebuked. 

That menagerie on Hall street, calleil 
by way of distincition as " The Stock 
Exchange," where men are plundered 
daily, openly and legally, of vast 
fortunes, where the most successful trick- 
Fter and manipulator and sebemer is li- 



on-eyed and exiolled ill private and pul^- 
lic, is not down on the black list that 
now arouses the rii^teou'* indignation 
of tbe eecleHiaslical dignity. The sin- 
ful rivalries of society mongers, the ex- 
tortwuHof merchants, and the Jegalized 
thefts of broker* and operators in all 
branches of busini-ss, the thouf!and-« "f 
Ijrjuor mtk<'A and vendors, r#'c<-iv.-»j in 
his graceful ml«hce, hw endo^winent of 
their ojierations. 

Here hwUtry continues to repeat itself. 
The poor " Magdali-ns" must bf stoned 
by tiie whitewashed and gilded pliarist-'s. 

A STKA.NfiK HV W.KV.l. 

is the result of this proceedure of Dr. 
Tfthnag*-. A Dr. Fullon, of thi- Hapti?*! 
side of the hall, putJ*iu an n[)r)earanre in 
a sermon on *' The liright .Side of New 
York." He criticises Talmage's serial 
in a caustic style. I le, Fulton, don't see 
much sin inthe great eity. Me says, " he 
don't know much about its haunts of 
vice, and don't want to know it." He 
thinks she ought to be held up instead 
of trying to dra<^ her down. 

He says that "some people, (meaning 
Dr. Talmage of course) just now seem 
to take a <lelight in rummaging about 
in dance-houses, gin-mills, brothels and 
other liaunts of vice, clawing at what 
ever uninviting pile of refuse they come 
acro><s, and dragging to light all manner 
of secret abominations, What possible 
excuse can there be for upturning loath- 
some, moral impurities after this reck- 
less fashion," and closes with a grave in- 
timation that "the vice which is thus so 
seduously treated, must be inside and 
not outside of those who are hunting for 
it." 

Well, I am of tlie opinion that New 
York will neitiier be better nor worse 
because of these sermon or the quarrels. 
I coincide with Dr. Talmage in his oj)in- 
ion, that " if iniquity advances in the 
next hundred years as fast as it has in 
the jiast, there ■will not be a vistigc of 
moial and religious influence left. 

A power out-sideof such as are brought 
to bear on her social and business sys- 
tem by these means, can alone renovate 
the corrupt fabric. It needs a j)ractical 
representation of that view of the Chris- 
tian religion which is illustrated in the 
lives of the representative members of 
our church. It needs the preaching of 
that religion that condemns and e.vconi- 
munloatrs pride in ils every manifesta- 
tion and dishonesty and all other forms 
of legalized sin. 

Now Brethren, there is an eftcctuat 
door opened in this modern Sodom for 
the testimony of the Son, Jesus. Who 
will go in and work;! Let two faithful 
and capahh evangelists be commission- 
ed by our next A. M , to make a tour 
of the cities of America from New Yoi-k 
to SanFrancisco, from Montreal to New 
Orleans, and promulgate a pure doctrine 
to those who sit in the region and sliad 
ow of death. Go not into the gilded 
t*mple. The poor do not go there. 
Those who " hear the preaching of Jesus 
gladly," are not seen among the bediz- 
ened worshipers of the religious aristoc- 
racy of the great cities. Street preach ■ 
ins; will not do. There is too mucii hur- 
imd bustle tte. The public squares 
of which there are many are compara- 
tively (piiet, and they otfer the best op- 
portunities for such work. There are 
always scores and hundreds of pei-sons 
on ple;is.Hnt seats, and doubtless the Lord 
.)uld direct many a Lydia there whose 
heart would be ojiened to receive the 
truths of the (Jospel. 

Let the brethren give the suggestion 
respectful consideration. If nothing else 
can be done, let a number of brethren 



combine to subscribe a fund sufficient 
to defray the exjrtnses of such a com 
mission. One cent per member would 
make a two year tour, wherein every 
city and every quarter thereof could be 
reached, and thus the striking features 
of apo.stolic missions wouhl again be il- 
lustrated by our church. Asa begin- 
ning, I urtVr to pay the quoto of one 
thousand m«mber». Are there one hun- 
dred brethren who will do likewise? 
Fut down your names before the honor 
able list is filled. If it is possible let 
the preliminaries be completed by the 
opening o^ Spring, ami let the mission- 
aries he in the iieia Ijy the time of the 
Pentecostial gathering, audi will uuder- 
tJike to guarantee that the A. M., will 
have nothing but "Godspeed" forit. Af- 
ter twenty names are down, a choice will 
he made for men, yeff men of God who 
will not wa'^te their time in doting about 
" questions of words, and uf their law 
and endless genealogies," which gender 
strilVi to the subversion of the people, 
but will boldly proclaim the truth as if 
in in JesuH. 

There are eapahle brethren in our 
church who are unencumbered with fam- 
ilies, and who W(mld gladly go out thus 
into the highways and hedges of the 
world. Let us send them. Brethren, 
send your names to the office of the 
BuKTintKN AT Wokk; sisters send your 
names there. Look who comes next. 

D. C. MoOMAW. 

A WEEKS COMPANIONSHIP 
WITH THE ROCKIES. 

UY J. (\ FLiNDEIlJifltO. 



A' 



Nl'MliKK II. 

HALF mile further and anotber' 
stone school-house is passed diag- 
onally to the right as we turn left to- 
wards the mountains again. The same 
grand panoramic view of thrift and in- 
dustry continue to greet the eye. A few 
more turns and crooks and the passing 
of another granite edilice of learning, 
bring us close up to the stately foot hills. 

The objecti%'e point on the programme 
for to-day's joui'uey, is, brother Mason's 
mountain ranche far up the canyon be- 
yond the blue ridge. Whirling along, 
a-scending and descending with deflec- 
tions to the right and to the leit, rising 
higher and higher in successive grada- 
tion, till finally we are introduced to the 
lieauties of mountain scenery, by cross- 
ing the line of the first great geological 
upheavel, through a narrow defile — long 
since carried out by the rapid and vol- 
uminous waters of the St. Vrain. The 
first page of the great geological book, 
is now spread out before us, it is a vol- 
ume of itself. On the left is a great 
picture, and on the right another within 
a wreath of ideographics in miniature. 
The beauty of this scene is entirely shut 
olf from an observer on the East, since 
the broad svu'face, many miles in length 
dips sharply eastward and is thorough- 
ly coated with gra-ss and a liberal sprink 
ling of the smaller growths of pine, 
giving it the appearance of a vast ridge, 
rising in height almost to the dignity of 
a mountain range. 

The awful page on the AVest is in hi- 
eroglyphics though of an unmistakable 
legibility. Igneous ejections are evidenc- 
ed by the huge dikes of Tapin rock in 
the picture on the left. All the while 
traveling up thi-t stuiiendous gorge, the 
eye is regaled with the beautifully mot- 
coloring upon its gigantic walls, 



tied 



while the long sloping park itself is 
clothed in haljiliments of verdure, love- 
ly to behold for the Winter gi-azing of 
the " cattle upon a thousand hills." 



At length the star-glitterin? 
of niglit closes in around us, an.l .i" 
maining two mile^ driven in tl^ , 

At last we arri\'e at the ranche o ^ 

dezvous for the night, which «• ' 
temporarily vacated, therefore n ' ' 
greet us, the occupants living at ^ 
in Estes Park. \\'e take Possession T' 
ever and make ourselves at \^^y^ ' 
couple of the party took care ' t '^ 
faithful horses while the rest get ' 
preparing for the supplying of ,^^^ ''i 
chil temporal wants. The \\v\yx, '' 

lit and fires kindled in both ^ 

stove aud fire-place — kitchen aij ' 
respectively. 

The evening was spent in cl,j, 
icircle around the cheerfully v i 
spruce pine; e.vchangingfact8])r„,„;^°' 
ly, and discus-sing generally tli, 
of interest during the day y,,, 
hour in the night. Wearied and ,i 
the l)allets were unrolled and ouref] ■ 
given over foi' the sweet repose. ■;,' 
morning came and with it a clear 
sky and a pure, balmy atmo,spherf ' 
pered with a glowing wealth of "j 
shiue kissing away the early blusher 
morning that never emanated frc,^ 
more ett'ulgent sun. Breakfast 
we packed our vehicle and resumed 
journey. AVe no;v leave this sloi,, " 
mountain meadow by an abrupt 
south-westn-ard to find ourselves in 
very midst of the real, old prim, 
granite, piled and clumped into i i 
grown mountains, whose summits i! 
scaled in turn by the spiral trail, at 
ing new views of other ranges ,.i,,,| 
higher and higher mantled with (|,|i' 
pine forests and above timber line;! 
bald gray summits are skirted « .i 
broad belts of the eternal snows, 
far above those towering heights 
ible the splintered storm-rifted teininj 
peaks themselves looking down into 
ery park and canyon far out over 
praii'ie' as if the very sentinels on„.| 



to see that man has time and 



iraiv 



his work of high self advancement. 

Now the narrow road winds aloLi; r 
steeji side of a gigantic mountain to i 
left under the beetling crags and I,,, 
ly projecting cliffs — circling out to i 
right. And, we have passed horse-sin. 
bend — the beginning of an other i;, 
you leading north-eastward to the va 
of the little Thompson. At each • 
cessive turn, the scenery becomes in 
aud more rugged; now among caslel 
ed monuments and frowning hutiiv- 
looking contemptuously down upmi 
puny forms; then the massive walls i;r 
ually break away and thesurface mv 
into sloping, grassy hill-sides; ilevei 
ing into lovely parks aud enclhiD ; 
bowers. And thus for a tune fff 
shut in from all that lies iieyond- 
walls solid, walls broken, wall,-; ofgi 
ite aud of gneiss, conglomerated w. 
and walls of Quart/., smoky, miik), 
playfully interrai.ved with clay and " 
and even entire clusters of pure cn^" 
quartz, most exquisitely grand t',' * 
hold — and far more picturesque iii;i 
any po.ssible stretch of the imagiu;!'"' 
is able to portray. No marvel then ifii 
the beholder should be entraneeJ »i 
awe stricken in turu, while conteml" 
ing upon the mighty convulsions I't-' 
ant forces that must have shaken 
earth to its center to have give" '' 
tence to such yawning canyons amii'' 
bidden heights. A\'ith evei'y *'".- 
the soul expanded with ecstasy. '* '" ' 
up into the atmosphere of a oeir i' 
sciousness of itself, and a new >'""" 
its privileges. And thus bron!'" ■ 
practical knowledge to the acqaa'"'' ^ 
with one of the great central coii"""' 




ilril-; HKKTHUKX ^Vr AVOKlv. 



3 



,bat the I'lizes "'" '■""'"l "8 

"' .'heaven, are placed so near us 

.!!'■"''. ,uvJesires by their size and 

i"^' , _.,. .„ far above us that we 



our 
nd V^t so 
►""''ahul' bai'l and high in order to 

- ' "^I'p <'"•■ '*"■ "'S''* '° Sister Park 
li' ""i"' ii^e of Twin Sister moun- 



,!>!»' 



* "x his park is quite an extended 
"■ f niouu'"''^ meadow, resemljling 
in its general contour— per- 
(f rise to a few more rivulets 
"' ""• taUii"! streams than some others 
'"J^^ujequence of its being so near the 
""^'f the rockies — Longs Peak, sc 
'°- ■ honor of Colorado's second ex 
° H. Lofg'" ^*-''' """^ doubt- 
1''^^' '.'.... t,i iieide its summit: as did 



i.thei* ■ 



" 1 first to scale lis summii 

^' Pike, i'ikes Peak in isor, 

Kieiuont Peak 



d so 
1843 bv 



*'"^1 Fremont, though the State was 
"frisiteJ l-y '-'>'' Spaniards in 1S43. 
V- vicinity is getting to be quite pop- 
, a Summer's resort for the tourist ; 
'"^ -.lie witli the more juvenile ele- 
I'"'" ^ -■— - by the great- 



c.iuseCiod ilelights to spare and exercise 
his mercy to\vai'ds us. His goodness gave 
us existence, and by its eontinu.inee our 
existence is perpetuated. We are alive 
under increasing responsibilities. Now 
many privileges and blessing have lieen 
given us through the yeai- just ended. 
For all these we must give an account, tal- 
ents, time, opportunities, Sunday ser- 
mons, bountiful harvests. And because 
we are alive we should be filled with 
hearty gratitude to God. Our lips, heart, 
and lives should show forth h.'s praise. 
Now let us erect an annual stone as a 
memorial and inscribe upon it, Ebenezer. 
Let us resolve to live more to God in this 
year than u e did in the past, and let us 
awake to diligence, zeal and devoteduess 
to the cause of personal religion, and in 
efforts to glorify God and do good to 
men. 

THE MISSIONARY QUESTION. 

1!Y S. '^. .-.HARH. 



cDt- 

lal'i 



Prawn, perhap 
,l,unJ»U'-''' of ^vild flowers and car- 
- .f irreeu mosses, oruamented with 
vtmgt'l b' 1 ,1 1. • ri • 

Ineliell, buttercups and tlie fair lily m 
I," lakelets by the wayside. " A gaudy 
11(1 gentle air, may slightly touch 



Ifheart- 
slj Ifcn' 1 



But its innocence an 
lolishes the dart." 
(To Ic contmued,) 



1 mod- 



THE LAST DAY OF 1878. 

UY S. S. IV. HAUMEltS. 

e all of us here alive this 



ilay?' 



ff lio ar 

)Ml. 3:3- - ^. , 

R' f Is liighly proper on particular oc- 
ca.'^iuiis to take a retrospect of our 
jistory and the dealings of God with us 
Uroildi Ite year just past, viz., LSTS. 
[be arcliitect does this during the rising 
,f the structure he is erecting; and a 
liaclievdops this at the annual examin- 
Ition of liisor her pupil. And also the 
mrinerin consulting his log-book, and 
tbe merchant when he takes an inven 
ly of his stock yearly. 

How proper then that Christians and 
Ike sinner, andin fact every person should 
jit.and the last day of the year seems 
suitable period for it. Tiie heading 
of our article presents a very appropri- 
lie subject for meditation. "Why are 
illofus here alive this day i" The words 
of Ike bending of this article apply to 
many this day to whom it was not appli- 
cable this d.ay one year ago. Thousands 
have been Iku'u in the year which has 
j«st ended; many of these may die in 
tliiiir infancy ; some may live to be the 
of society ; some may rise up to 
tall God blessed. The parents should 
iee to it that they train them up relig- 
iously ill the fear of the Lord, and a 
knoivledge of the Scriptures. 

The beadiug of this article is applied 

many hrst year to whom it is not no^v 
"pplicahle. They were then alive, but 
Wf they are inhabitants of the tomb, 
■oil their souls have entered the eternal 
*le. Some died unprepared we fear 
•"iit least aliens to Gwl, strangers to 
"•lifntance, faith and holiness. There 
"e many of us alive this day and it is 
itondei-ful that it is so, amidst so many 
''"igers diseases and death. 

When we contemplate the matter, 
'•"■■ amazing it is! (That a harp of a 
"wusaud strings should keep in tune so 
*"*?)• This is the more surprising as 
"""■yof us are sickly, weak, aged. Some 
P'fliap.? have been at the Kates of death. 
J« brought back again. Our being 

™e 18 entire! y owing to the goodness and 
Wience „f Qod. It is not because we 
'*"■<■« it or are worthy of it, but be- 



LOOKING overtheentire brotherhood 
one would hardly discover a single 
brother or sister wdio would not like to 
see more souls brought to Christ and the 
borders of Zion extended. The church 
as a body has given its approval, and 
recommended the support of foreign 
missions as well as the missionary efl'orts 
in the several church districts at home. 
The general sentiment prevailing throub- 
out the church in favor of missionary 
w'ork, may be judged by the expressions 
triven from all parts through our church 
papers, and the organized efforts in Penn 
sylvauia, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas 
and Nebraska and perhaps in other States. 
There has also a system of operations 
been proposed, both by committee 
through Annual Meeting, and by con- 
vention. That the Brotherhood is able 
to raise ¥100,000 a year and not feel it, 
cannot be questioned. That we have 
suitable ministers for missionary work, 
has been proven by the success of those 
who have gone forth as evangelists. Let 
us see now what we have to make mis- 
sionary work more successful. (1.) Al- 
most universal sentiment in favor of the 
work. (2.) Some successful experiments 
at home and abroad. (3.) A system of 
systems amply good enough to com 
mence work. (4.) An abundance of 
means to defray all expenses. (5.) Suf- 
ficient talent and competent ministers to 
begin the work on a comparatively ex- 
tensive scale. Why then is our mission- 
ary work thus far a failure 2 I am aft-aid 
we have too little of the self-sacrificing 
spirit among us. Too many who are 
capable of doing missionary work, love 
the comforts of home, the pleasures of 
society and church advantages too much 
to go out and " endure hardness as good 
soldiers" and start other churches. They 
delii'htto enjoy the advantages that oth- 
ers have brought to them without feel- 
ing the duty ot doing something in re- 
turn. Others again who are possesseil 
of thousands of dollars, act as though 
they did not owe the Lord a cent, ami 
o-enerally the more money some possess, 
the leas they feel they can spare soriie for 
the cause of Christ. 

Now let me say that I believe we have 
everything we need to make the mission 
ary cause a success, except a truly self- 
sacrificing .spirit. No great cause ever 
succeeded without great sacrifice. None 
ever made, nor ever will make so great 
a sacrifice as was made by Christ. All 
the apostles and first Christians made 
sacrifices, even of tlieir lives. All suc- 
cessful missionaries make great sacrifices 
and so do their families, and it is only 
because this spirit is not more general 



in the brotherhood that the success is 
nol greater. We profess to be a self- 
sacrificing, cross-bearingpeople. Where- 
in does that self-sacrifice consist I Let 
a brother travel through the churches 
from Philadelphia to St. Louis, behold 
the well-cultivated farms, fine stock, 
comfortable homes, and tables spread 
with luxuries far more unnecessary than 
are some of the fashionable garments of 
those whom we call proud. 

Now let me suggest that we go to work 
at once. When Districts can be called 
together and organized as in Northern 
Illinois recently — let some of the holders 
make a call ; then wherever a church is 
favor of such work, let the elder of 
that church propo.se the matter, organ- 
ize and go tt) work, and where only half 
a dozen members in a church are favor- 
able let them come together, form their 
plans and go to work in some way. 'Then 
let those who have the matter at heai't 
start out and wake up the people, tak- 
ing neither staff nor scrip, and I assure 
them if they have the right spirit and 
preach the right doctrine, and work for 
the Lord, neither they nor their families 
will suffer, except when suft'ering is for 
their good. — Primitive Chri-itlim. 



heart-*, while jnii have Tieen often asked 
if I am his. Why am I ibuK? Vet all 
this has fulliUed the promise, " I will 
1 



WHAT ARE YOU DOING? 



. II. COVEKl. 



iring thee blind by a way that they 
know not; I will lead them in patbii 
that they have not known, I will make 
darknes.s light before them; and crook- 
ed things straight; these things will I do 
unto them and not forsake them. He 
instructed them ; they had the finest op- 
portunities in the world to learn. If you 
have been unprofitable learners, the fault 
ha.s been your own, you have had every- 
thing favorable in your situation. A 
tbouaand sources of information have 
opened around you. You have the Scrip- 
tures, the preaching of the Word, Chris- 
tian a'^sociatious and actions from the 
Holy One, which teaches all things. 
Everything that has befallen you has 
taught you a lesson. Some things you 
must have learned — that this is not your 
rest, the folly of trusting in your own 
hearts, tile greatness of your unworthi- 
ness, ami that is of the Lord's mercies. 
He kept thee as the apple of his eye, 
the tenderest part of the tenderest mem- 
ber. Did the serpent bite them i He 
I provided a remedy and healed them. 
Did enemies assail them? It was not 
with im])unity. He reproved kings for 
their saki's, .saying, " touch not my 
anointed and do my prophets no harm." 
Amalek, Sihon, king of the Amoritcs, 
and ()g, king of Basban, found to their 
peril that he made their cause his own. 
Did Balaam use divination and enchant- 
I nient? He owned there was no enchant- 
! nient against Jacob, nor "divination 
1 against Israel. Hecursed them, but the 
1 curse was turned into a blessing. Intheir 

siii^ 

The Lord was their shade and right 

i hand. lie preserved tbem in their go- 

1 ing out and in iheir coming in. They 

were a people saved of the Lord, and 

I who has tenderly, kindly kept you. Have 

I you bad no enemies ( Wliy have you 

1 not been a prey to their tifetb ? Why 

I has not your heart turned back? Why 

have not your steps declined from his 

way ? He has held you up. You have 

been kept by the power of God through 

faith unto salvation. Tlii-* is what he 

has done for you. What have you done 

for him! What are you doiug! What 

do you intend to do i Christians open 

your eyes. 



" He found him in a desert hiiid, and in the 
waste howling wilderness; he led liiin about, he 
instiucted him, he kept him as the apple of bis 
eye," Deut. 32; 10. 

AND will this not apply, O Christian 
to thee, as well as to Israel? He 

fouud him in a desert laud, in a waste , ,. ^, , 1 n 

., , , , 1- 1 1 ' traveling were they exposed to the 
howling wilderness, and where did he °, ., . , , 

find you? What was your natural state? 

"I am found of them that sought me 

not; I am sought of them that asked 

not for me." You did choose him, but 

as the cause or consequences of his 

choice, ye have not chosen me. I have 

chosen and ordained you thatyou should 

go and bring forth fruit and that your 

fruit should remain. Who can refuse to 

acknowledge him? We love him be- 
cause he first loved us. There was no 

road, and much depended on their move- 

meuts, he therefore became their con- 
ductor, and he knew how he did this. 

It was by a fiery cloudy pillar. As this 

advanced they removed; as this turn- 
ed to the right or left, they turned also, 

as this paused, they remained. Thus 

they were freed from all anxiety. The 

distance they had to go was not great 

ill itself. He led them about; and h, 
he not thus led you! You know the 
way of man is not in himself. You cry 
unto the Lord and say, " Lead me in 
thy truth and guide me, for thou art the 
God of my salvation." On thee do I 
wait all the day. And be said, " 1 will 
lead thee and guiile and instruct thee 
with mine eye, and has he ever ab.an- 
doned you ? What mistakes has be pre- 
sented ? How often has he hedged your 
path to keep you from going astray'? 
From how many embarrassments, the ef- 
fect of your acting without him, has he 
extricated you? He has led you in the 
right way, but it has often been a trying 
one, and such as you could not have fore- 
seen or conjectured in your temporal af- 
fairs. 

He has perhaps checked you and turn- 
ed you back. You have had life to be 
I'iii again, and to seek other openings 
and labors, and as to your spiritual ex- 
perience, instead of gaining more of the 
assurance of hope, doubts and fears have 
invaded you, and instead of victory 
over your enemies you have been led to 
see and feel more of the evil of youi- 



In the Jewish dispensation there were 
.some very holy things,— golden vessels 
in the holy place, — and these had a 
great position, as it were; they occupied 
a very important place in the manife.sted 
presence of God; Inityet they were only 
the sliadows of things iu the heavens, — 
types of something that was coming, — 
aud now we are being taught about the 
heavenly things themselves. Now, what 
are the heavenly things? If you have 
come to Jesus, been washed in the pre- 
cious blood, sealed of the Holy Ghost, 
you are the heavenly things iu Christ— 
you are the vessels for (iod's service. 

An hour of vice is as long as is an 
hcmr of virtue; but the difference which 
follows upon good actions is infinite from 
that of iil ones. The good, though it 
diminishes our time here, yet it lays up 
a |)lcasure for eternity, and will recom- 
[ii-iise what it taketh away with a plen- 
riful return at last. When we trade 
ivith virtue, we do but buy pleasure with 
i he expense of time; so it is not so much 
a consuming of time as an exchange. 

a ■ M 

No man is securely loved except by 
bose who know his foibles. 

.\n .apt ipiotation is like a lamp which 
ibngs its light over the whole sentence. 



-THK BnKTHKK>J^ ^T AVORK. 



Januap 



The Brethren at Work. 

P U B 1. 1 s H >; » w K E K L y , 

J H.MOORE. UditoBS. 

M. M. ESHELMAN, ) 



Old brothfr Lrebr. .ince our lul noliw of I coming in rather latter than our mnUing derb I ry. The suMcasion i» by no means d^ 



TiiK Uhitiii 



'Ml r. 



Uo»K triU I"- •«ni m (l>f p*r 

ly wl... uilt -i^rrl ui «i|rlil i»i 

>r OH nililKI'iiinl fopy free r.r rhnrir«. 



ind fVi 

»lid f.)r ritrli ft'I liLi.iuul Dumc (uf«r aii'l nwip iin- nine 
ontiiM) Iticniirriil wilJ (» nirowwl ten per Wfil . whlrh 
tmnunl tiuii Iw .ic-IuciPiJ troiu lite looni-y Uftrr •etiJJnfC it 
(Ou« M.iin-ji-rtil t.v I'O'ial Onlrni, Kfp"ter«"l I-Plli-r« 
or Anttn pnTp.rl/ Jjr*...-.!, fill be 01 cur ri.k. When 

ICU.Img .Uitri. I* Mirr ll.ul il I* D'.l n chrfk. If il i- • 
•hl^cl■. ir cn-i. ■■• .'>tr<TiI« I.. PoHea, wbilr * Omft fm tii- 
Coll»(f'ea froc, l'.-'l-iB< .Iuo.i-« Hiftjr l>* "Hi fur umwinli. 
UD'lrr 1 nn, tiur olwnx* xrnl i!ir pt-mry if yw fn„ ([H ii 
flut«ripii<»nf, oii'l c(.ii.ni<inic«iion« inieodwl f'»r (h« p*- 
ili«r» conn--clc.I with tht of. 



all l.ui 
« ■hoiil'l bt iulii*m*'i 



UOOai A ECBELlfAtl, 

Lfcurk, CftiT&li Co.. ni 



JANUAI17 ft, M79 



Mh. N. a. M((>»nr»-I 
of mectiiif^A ill Lfiliark. 

-■♦■• 

WliRN riiL-IuniiiK Htniiipfi 
them fiwt I') llic i'ti|"r. 



I in HOW lioMinjf asuricH 



pleujii* do not iiltck 



Thk snow ii) "iiiil to In- Iroiii one to tJirci- drt 
il'-'x* in Nortlii-ni Mmioiiri. 

Oku more hm ln'cn Imjiliz-d in iJi-iiiniirk. 
Tlioii tlifir little btt/iil i« inerea.ting. 

\Vk lire Olio wm k liiU- witll tiie Chthlrrti 
at li'ftrl:, biit will Kuoji bf up to timi?. 

Wk liiiv<- juHt riTrivi'd un nitcrcttiiig nrtJrie 
from Km. Ii. II. Millur. It will nppcar noxt 
week. 

Ol'H rcrwIiTu will jili-iwr- cxcubi- «s for being a 
few dny" jiitr* tliii* w«i'k. We will noon be on 
time ngnin. 

Ukoiiikh UuurKL- Mourcr of the Nii])c>rvillL' 
cliuri'li, III.. i-xpci^tH to inory to Kiidhils in the 
SpiiiiK* , _ ,^, 

TiEKitif in II preiu:heriii ToXait, who in Bald to 
lm%'<! piviiched 4,00') HenrioiiH during the tiixt 
yenr. 

Tmk bout woiipon with which to fight 
battle, il) the "Bword of the Spirit" — the W' 
of God. 



him, liw) been preaching in (he Arnold's Grove, 
and tlickory Orovc cougregatiomt. He m now 
preaching at \Vaddara'B lirove. 

KoH the want (»f sufficient noni>areit lyp^. 
imrt oforir money ImI fails Ut ujipr-ar ihiN week. 
[ Tho*tc who )(«ve feut ju money and do not ^e« 
il reported in thin i-nui; will li.iv<-- patience, 

Af a proof of the Btrength of infidi-Jity in 
Germany, it in stated, that a weekly paper pub- 
lished there, which oppoHe^ Ciinxtimity, has a 

circulation of t>iX>,000 c«pie*, 

tinirrnKlt Hixon informs iis that his discuwion 
with elder WiKcr jiassed off iiieasHutly. Our 
reiideni will likely hear more about it in the fu- 
ture. The Hubjcct di-HCiuwed viwt the number of 
iu;tioii"i in baptism. 

SoHKof ourBubscribers. who are taking the 
VhiUlffn at Work, want it folded in with the 
JJiiBTHJiKN AT WoHK. Thi.1 ciuHiot be done for 
two reasons: I. It would retpiire u greiit dciil 



handle them, but by barti work they will the farther we trace the line toward 



soon be up with their part. 

Those who have not renewed, will please do 
so at uno.: that they may not miss any number 
of the paper. It ia still a good time to collect 
subscribers. 



tolic age the less we are inclined 



the 



of extra labor. 2. It would he a violation of 
the ]>oi>tat law. 

Thonh wishing the BrelhrenV Hymn Hooks 
would better ordiT them from ibe J'rimitirr 
ChiiKtiiin oliice. As the book i» publiahed there 
they are bett4-r prepared than we to till orders. 

A fAliD received from Snnlh Hend, Ind., in- 
forms US that Hro. 1'. H. Wriclitrtnmii has Imh-ii 



A THIP TO ASHLAND, OHIO. 

OX the morning of Dec. l^th, I received a 
letter from liro. S. Z. .Sharp, urgently 
reqaeating me to come to Afhliind at ouce on 
hiismetm relating t*^* the starting <if a pajwr there; 
li.-iut- on tile morning of the lltth I left Lanark 
.-itid m.-t t\u- Krethreu at Ashtiind on the 20th. 
We pleasantly talked over the project, believing 
that the good of the Brotherhood should be 
kept in view, and that whatever would be done 
ahould l>e in harmouy with the priiitiples of 
truth and according to divine wisdom. Our 
sincere desire is to labor in such a way as to 
keep down the spirit of strife and ungodly emu- 
lation. Knowing that papers exert a power in 
the church, we nnith desire that they may be 
conducted m harmony with the distinctive fea^ 
ttires of our Fniteniity. We do not feel that 
we alone are entitled to the patronage of the 
church, but have so endeitvored to conduct our- 
selves and the Biikthhfn at Wohk ;w to merit 
the confidence and respect of the Brethren. 
We arc for all things that will make us more 



«ndo^ 



*>1b.. 



their claims to legitimate succession. 

The early bishops at Home, like all 
bishops of the tirst centurj-. had charge ofT'* 
home congregation over which they ^^j "T*^ 
appointed. Each individual church bad V "' 
iffnirs, ha.l its own ov^rjj^ 
ay ''"''if''^ttotheroliBg,J''^ 
the elders, or oveFv««,> **'■' 



of its own local affni 

and was in iio way s 

man aside from the emers, or overveers 

congregation. Popes and presiding py^^ 

unknown. The apostolic method ' *'" 

government did not demand such. 



''W, 



(juite siuk. Ilojie he may soon recuvor and he j.ious and active in the holy work of the Lord. 

prei)ured to lesunie hi« regular Mwrt in thi 

field. 



As time advanced and corruption iuf. 
the bishops in the larger cities began i , ^^ 
of themselves more hifjlily than IL, 
Their advice was considered superior t. 
country bishops, and by degrees the\ 
the pre-eminence, hence the title " niei ] , 
bishop." -From these came the pope a " 
pitimate head of the Komau Catholic ch ^ 
They were not content with the simple m tv. 
of church goveniment practiced by Hj J" 
Christians. Carnality caused them to look t^^ 
higher human power than that invested y, ,1' 
overeecrs of a congregation, hence they iusft 
ed the supposed higher order, and though tV 
heresy is much talked against by protest 



generally, yet there are but few deni 



""""latifiii. 



Unpkii dat« of Dec. .'JO, 1878, Bro. I. H. Crist 
of Qinird, III., says: ''Bro. I). M, Gibson coiii' 
nieneed preaching in the West Otter Cr^ek on 
Chrintnias day. The congregations are large, 
and to-day two were baptized. The meeting! 
are to he continued." 



Tubs 



is said to lirtve laid four feet deep 



on the Ii'Vel at Oswego, Ne 
week in December. 

So f.ir, wc huvo had u pleasant Wiut^-r. 
Weather cold, ground covered with snow, mid 
sleighing excellent. 



Wk are sorry to state that we can furnish no 
more buck numbers of the debate. Quite a num- 
ber of extra copies were printed, but the last 
one Is disj>oiJcd of, and .still thcreureliundreds 
of ordera for more. We can aupply them from 
the beginning of the present volume, but no 
furtlier buck without reprinting. 



" l>it. Kane, finding a flower under the Hum- 
buldt glacier, was more affected by it because 
Vork till' Iiu.t "' K'"""' beneatli the lip and cold bosom of thu 
ice, tliiiu he would have been by the most 
gorgeous garden bloom. So some single strug- 
gling grace in the heart of one far removed 
from Divine influences may be dearer to God 
tliau a whole catalogue of virtues in the life of 
one nioro favored ol heaven." 



Till: (ioliffH Ccntifr naya it hiu* no objection 
to the D. D. alHxcit to 11 ninu's name, provided 
it means " Double Diligence." 

Bkhtiikkm Levi Trostlo and George Mourer 
have been holding some meetings with the 
Brethren at Cherry Drove and Shannon. 



Just beforo going to press we received a ciinl 
from Bro. I). B. Gibson, slating that he is now 
holding meetings in South liund, hid. 

Most of the coiigregntion» iu this county 
have heoQ holding series of meetings of late. 
The romls ui-o in an excellent condition for that 

purpose. 

•^t -—- 

John Plory of Bridgewater. Va., we loarii, 
has been preaching in Sangamou Co., 111. Wish 
he could have oallcd ou us before returning 
home. 



BiioTHKK It. II Miller is preaching a series of 
doctrimil serinons in the Antioch church, Ind. 
From there he expeet-s to go to New Paris, and 
tiien come to Lanark. 



Ol'H readers will excuse the typographical er- 
rors found iu some of the Supplements this 
week. They werv not noticed till several lum- 
dred of the shcetji weiv printed. 

Bkothek Daniel Vanimau is likely near Lo- 
rain, Adams Co., Ill,, holding a aeries of meet- 
ings, as he e.vpected to leave home, Jan. 2ud for 
that place. 

The article entitled " Christmas," In No. 50 
of last volume, should have been credited to 
Lizzie B. Myern instead of Lizzie Miller. The 
mistake was ouni. 



The Carroll CoutUy QazttU and job office, in 
Lanark, has been purchased by Bro. Plate, for- 
mer foreman of this office, and Mr. A. V. Clark, 
formerly tlie niailing clerk of our ofBce. They 
Jtr.- fKitli practifjij printers, and energetic young 



A i)B.\ti old brother writes: "0, 1 would like 
to see you both!" Yes, we too, would like to 
see all of our readers— would like to talk with 
them of the good things of the kingdom, to sing 
and pniy with them and have the blessed fel- 
lowflliip that ever attends those who love the 
Loid, The old brother who desires to see us, 
liivs stood long in the ranks of the Lord, and for 
tliirty years has tried to point people to the 
Lamb of God. He has had the joy of baptizing 
about two hundred and fifty penitent believers 
into Christ, iind lieard them confess the name 
It lie Lord, the K'in(( and Captain of their sal- 
vation. God bless the dear, old, faithful pil- 
grim.i who have so long withstood theatornia 
of life! God being our helper wo hope to see 
llio old brother, with all the redeemed, beyond 
the Jordan of death. 

OUR PROSPECTS. 

Our proapects lor this year are what we 
might call good. We have a lai-ge increase of 
new subscribers, while the old ones are pretty 
much all renewing. On the account of three 
other weekly papers being started among the 
llretliR-n, we had expected a considcnible fall 
i»g off. but so far, that does not seem to be tlie 
case. Wo Imve mauy reasons to feel much en- 
couraged in our work, believing that ourefTorls 
are generally appreciated by the Brotlierhooil. 

Our agents have been working faithfully. ' 
most of them having increased their list.*, and 
many are still hard at work. May God bless 
and lielp them in their earnest efforts to circu- 
late the truth und build up the cause. 

SPECIAL NOTICE. 

WE are adjusting the names on the mailing 
galleys a-f fjist as possible, and it will re- 
quire a lew weeks yet before everything can be 
properly arnuiged, and for that rejLson a few 
may get the paper a little beyond the time for 
which they have subscribed. UvulwaIs are 



To advocate obedience to the one divine Law, 
set forth and confirmed by the one Lord, for the 
rule and government of the one body, is work 
that every "new creature" should earnestly 
covet. 

Before leaving Lanark. Bro. Moore and I 
agreed that it would be well to move the Chit- 
i/mi at Work to Ashland, enlarge it, and change 
its name; but on reaching Ashland, I learned 
that the arraugemeuls for publishing the Gos- 
ptl Treacher had so far proceeded, that it must 
go forward. It was then suggested that the 
two i)ropo3itions be combined, and that I go to 
Ashland and aid in the work there. This plan 
was telegraphed to Bro. Moore, who at once re- 
plied, refusing to accept the proposition. After 
reading to the Brethren, Bro. Moore's conclu 
sions. I returned home, arriving on Sunday 
morning the 22nd in time to assemble with the 
children of God in puljlic worship. Brother 
Jloore and I talked over the project, looked at 
it from various stand-points, and concluded best 
to make no change at present. We thought it 
prudent not to be the means of increjising pa- 
jjers among us, but to go on where we are, as 
we are doing well, and think the Brethren gen- 
erally appreciate our ladors. We say this much 
by way of explanation for the satisfaction of 
many wlio are making inquiries concerning our 
intentions. 

I would have taken pleasure in remaining 
with tlie Brethren in and around Ashland a few 
days, in order to become better acquainted with 
theui, and to worship with them, but circum- 
stances seemed to call for an immediate return. 
Hope to be able to spend more time with them 
nt the next visit. m. m. e. 



THE POPE. 



rpHK term pope is from a Greek word, mean- 
J ing ftsthei; and was formerly applied to all 
the bishops in the West, but is now restricted 
to the bishop of Rome, or the pope, as he is 
generally called. He is considered the visible 
head of the church, hence if they claim Christ 
as head also they acknowledge two heads. The 
woman that has two heads (hi:sbands) is a for- 
nicator, and so it is with the church of Borne. 
That church— tlie church at Rome —was found- 
ed by proper authority, became united with 
Christ, but finally broke her vow and took up 
with the pope, a second head, and thereby be- 
came ft fornicator. Not only that, but is the 
" mother of harlots." Rev. 1"; .i. Some of her 
daughters also claim two heads, and hence they 
are harlots too. 

Those who call elders the "heads of the 
church" want to cnn^'der (he point well. 
Christ is t!te \w.%\ of the clnircli. and the only 
liead that a true church will aclmowledge. 

The Roman Catholic churcli regard the pope 
ivs the legitimate successor of Peter, claiming 
that he was the first bishop of Kome. The ar- 
guments in support of this claim are of a very 
doubtful character, especially when it comes to 
tracing a line of popes through the firat centu- 



clear of this evil more or less. If they do 
worship a pope, they must call somebody Z' 
the " head of the church." thus virtuallv 
knowledging that the church has two heads 
Looking over the list of the popes I not" 
that the See has been vacant a number of tim 
In the seventh century it was vacant one jpa 
and three months. At another time two vean 
and nine months, and still at another time tw 
years and three months. The chair, at times 
has been filled by very wicked men about a,« 
void of Christianity as some of the heathpn 
tyrants. 

At one period the pojie virtually ruled fV 
civilized world, and so effectually did he do hiK 
work, planting the standard of error, that nios! 
denominations still contain in their practice 
some of the marks of the beast. It is astouisb- 
ing what effect the Roman Catholic relioit.iihn 
had on the world. Tiicir energies drove tW 
stain so far into Christendom that years will be 
required before it can be entirely removed. 

____^_^^ J- H. M. 

DID JEStJS BAPTIZE P 



Uid Christ l»apti/f by pruxy y ur did lie )«i]iiift 
with hi" own hands? for his disciples did net baji- 
tize any one till the day of Pentecost. Tliej- were 
not yet baptized with the Holy Ciliost, :uid tliere- 
fore could not have made those they baptized liol) 
men because not Iioly themselves. ,1. P. X?;nKH. 

IN John 4: 2, we learn that " Jesus baptizd 
not, but his disciples," and therefore what 
baptizing he did was by proxy. For wise pur- 
poses, no doubt, he baptized none by his own 
hands. Water baptism has been intrusted to 
human agencies, fvhile Holy Ghost baptism is 
in the hands of God. The power to adniiaister 
Spirit baptism has never been given to man: It 
is a divine work intrusted to divine agency. In 
salvation are human and divine parts. Water 
baptism belongs to the human part: this the 
disciples could perform. But Spirit baptism 
belonging to the divine part was reserved for 
Christ. 

The passage above, quoted from John 4; 2, is 
proof that the disciples did baptize before thi^ 
day of Pentecost. Not having rtceived the 
Holy Ghost did not disqualify them to bapti/e. 
They were actiiig under the direct and special 
instructions of the Savior whose word was of 
sufficient authority to them. They were half 
enougb to partake of the communion, and there- 
fore holy enough to baptize. 

It is unscriptural to supprse that the holine« 
of the administrator has anything to do with 
the holiness of the cirdidate. Holiness i^n"' 
transferable from one person to aiother. Top 
administrator cannot malcc the candidate holv- 
That is a work belonging to him and his Gd- 
The baptized disciple* baptiml those who de- 
manded it. not by their own imthority, but!') 



the authority of Jesus Christ. He was 



rith 
them, and personally directed them in all their 
work. When he left, the Holy Ghost or Com- 
forter came in his stead. John 11: 16, 26- 
J. M. «- 

The Chicago post-oihce wa^ burned a fe* 
days ago. No letters lost, however. 



January^ 



THE 13KETIIKi!.:X -A.T AVOHaC. 



THE OLD OHDBH. 



ffill— Cbiist's Blessings— LookiDg for a 



^Tbe Legacy— When the Gospel is the 



power 



Qi God unto Salvation— Death and 



rrection— Pedobaptist and Baptist Or- 
ijgjs"-The Gospel Order. 

nhetv rt tcstiiiiieiit is, tlit-re must also of 
° ^ ^tv I'f *''^ tl'-'i»t'' '•'' t'"^ tcstiilor. F(ir a testii- 
Bf*"^"' ;,f force alter men are ileml ; otherwise It is 
P""' '^treng"' "* •'" ^^■'"'* "**■ l<sti»tw liveUi."— 

Tug word " rfif/o"ic"/ means the Gospel 
,lan of salvation, the one Law for the 
. ruineot of the " one boily " of the Lonl nod 
-"*/or Jesus Christ. The word " Tcshitor " ev- 
llv means the Lord and Savior of mankind. 
f^Jori^, L"ir, If'///, Truth, Covemnit, and 
.„„fi,l, are iiaed intercliaogeably in the Liv- 
! Oracles. These .terms are (luulilied, cou- 
ted an^ coiiii>ared as "old," " new," "tii-st,"' 
..second." " better," " perfect," ** living." These 
lifying words show that (here has been a 
h nae- There can be uo new Covenant unless 
there be fir^t fui oH. Covenant. There can be 
.,/■(»«'/ without ajiist; nor can any one 
>eak of a " ^'"f' Covenant " unless there be 
first a i/oini one. Moses was the mediator of 
I p grst Covenant, Christ of the second. 

\ will mny, or may not, have express condi- 

jns This is entirely at the option or wish of 
lU testator. A will in force is supposed to 
i(,je, (1) a duly qualified testator; (2) a legacy; 
,3) ]P2al heirs; (4) conditions; (5) an executor 

executors : i*') the death of the testator. The 
^ill of Jesus the Christ, i^ not wanting in any 
of these particulars. He himself is the duly 
quaiiticJ Testator. The legacy is the forgive- 
ness of sill?, the gift of the Holy Spirit, and the 
promise of eternal life. " Being justified by his 
grace, we should he heirs according to the hope 
of etfrual life." Titus 3: 7. The conditions, 
faitii, repentance, baptism, and " patient con- 
tinuance in well-doiug," walking in " all of the 
commandments and ordinances of God, blame- 
less." The church, the " one body," is the ex- 
ecutor, and is in duty bound to execute the Will 
of the Redeemer. Christ, the Testator, died, 
thuii giving power to his Will in hi^ absence. 

Before the death of Christ, the great Testa- 
tor of the Will, lie distributeJ blessings on va- 
rious conditions, because all power was given 
to him in heaven and on earth. '" And, behold, 
they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, 
lyiug on a bed: and Jesus seeing their iaith 
said unto the sick of the palsy: Son, he of good 
cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee." Matt. 0: '2. 
"That is the idea," says one, " justitiell by faith 
ohIij." Not so fast, iny friend; "how readest 
thou?" "What saith the Scriptures? " "And 
Jesus seeing tlwir faith said unto the sick of 
the palsy. Son, he of good cheer; thy sins be 
forgiven thee." Are you now ready to con- 
clude that this case of a special blessing is a 
model for all who wish to come to Christ?* Ob- 
serve it was their faith, the faith of others that 
Jesus saw. The Testator had not yet died, 
heuee could grant blessings on any condition 
he saw fit. In doing this He violated no law, 
disobeyed no one. 

Now, turning to Luke 8: 36-i9, we look at it 
closely to see if -it is a model for all those who 
were to come after. The condition of the woman's 
salvation was fitifh, but not that of others, as 
in the case of the paralytic. True, all must 
ba?e faith, hut not faith ouhf as in this woman's 
case. However before proceeding further, let 
as call to the witness stand the penitent on the 
cross. To this case many resort in support of 
their theory, hence regard it as a inodfl for all 
those who come after. If this he a model, why 
'snot the case of the young man who was told 
Msell what he had and give to the poor, also a 
model? Why is not the paralytic a model if 
t*ie penitent on the cross is a model? Not one 
« these can serve as a mode! for a man to get 
iuto Christ now. The Will is in force, and we 
^ust comply with the conditions. It will not 
w to go into ecstacies over the penitent on the 
"^ross, asserting that to be a model for us. 

^n thus reasoning we do not wish to be un- 
«eRtood as teaching that Christ hud no Will 
V^rchis death. He had a Will, his Father's 
Will, 

had 
y was just as much his before his death as 
{*'*■ It was his to t/ive, and the conditions of 
fJiH were also at his 



to perform, but before his death he 
power to deviate at pleasure- The leg- 



command. In John 



' «e are taught that. " If any man will do his 



will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it 
be of God, or "whether I speak of myself." Here 
he speaks of the necessity oi (hi tiq the Father's 
''il), sometime before hia death. The will, then, 
oiild be done just as fast as it was revealed. To 
all, the command had l)een given, " Kepent." 
Men therefore should repent. To all, the com- 
mand had gone forth, 'Believe." Hence all 
could believe. The conimand, " Be baptized " 
wus also givea, therefore all could do that part 
of the Will. We have now brieliy notic«d thi- 
aid order of things up to the last night of our 
adorable Jesus in the " upper room " in Jerue-a- 
leni. The work done there we shall leave for a 
future chapter. 

Fii-st, there must be a Gospel, a Word of 
Truth: second, this Gcspel must be preached; 
third, somebody must hear it; fourth, those 
hearing, must believe it; and fifth, obey it. 
When all these transpire, then the Gospel is 
" The pimcr of Gori unto salmtioti.' Here are 
five ult'ar and distinct points, all necessary to 
the work to be awompli.shed. Now keep these 
points in view; First, the Gospel was given; 
second, the apostles believed it; third, they 
preached it; fourth, the people beard it; fifth, 
and obeyed it. 

Upon what conditions has Jesus bequeathed 
his legacy? Remission of sins, the gift of the 
Holy Spirit and the hope of eternal life. Let 
us note particularly God's order- //i<- oW ord»r 

A sinner stands condemned before God, not 
because Adam sinned, not for Adam's acts, nor 
Adam's guilt, neitht^r for any other person's 
guilt, but because of his mm s/h.s", the actual 
sins which he has committed. The r//f(7 of 
Adam's sin, separation ii-i>m God.passed upon all 
men, but from this Christ redeemed all without 
any conditions. ''Dust thou art, smd unto dust 
shalt thou return." "'Forsinceby man(Adaiii) 
came (physical) death, by man (Christ) came 
also the resurrection of the dead. For as in 
(or by) Adam all die, (leturn to dust) even so in 
(or by) Christ shall all be made alive" (redeem- 
ed from dust). 1 Cor. 15: 21, 22. ,1/; shall be 
raised from the dead, saints, sinners, infants and 
idiots. The "i/h/// of original sin" is not found 
in the Bible. No one is dead in trespasses and 
sins in Adam, but each sane adult, or person 
capable of discerning right from wrong, becomes 
dead in trespasses and sins which he himself rom- 
mits. Any one who has ability to hear and be- 
lieve, is lalled fo follow Jesus according to the 
Divine conditions. We now call Matthew 2!S; 
18-20 to the witness stand, "And Jesus came 
and spake unto them, saying. All power is given 
unto me in heaven and on earth, »Go ye there- 
fore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in 
the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of 
the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all 
things whatsoever I have commanded you: and 
lo, I- am with you alway, even unto the end of 
the world. Amen." First, tearh all nations; 
second, bdjjfizimj them; third, icnvhimj them to 
observe all thintjs whatsoever Christ command- 
ed. Now conies Mark IG: 15, lU. '^ And he 
said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and 
preach the gospel to every creature. He that 
helieveth and is baptized shall be saved; but he 
that helieveth not shall be damned," 

First, preach the Gospel; second, those whr» 
hear, shall believe and he baptized. Mark adds 
belief to what Matthew said. Third, the great 
object of /(■«(■/(/»(/, hearing, helievimj and being 
baptised, is salvation. " But he that helieveth 
not, shall be damned." So far we have from 
these two witnesses, preachim/, beliif, bajitism, 
salvation to those who hear, and (hnnnafhn to 
those who hear not. Next we call up Luke 24: 
46, 47. "And said unto them. Thus it is writ- 
ten, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, and 
to rise from the dead the third day: .-ind that 
repentance and remission of sins should be 
preached iu his name among all nations, begin- 
ning at Jerusalem." 

He states that repentance and remission if 
s/H.'f shall be preached; lience we have a com- 
plete model of what is to be done. Taking the 
three together they agree, and teach us that 
there must he preachinijy repentance, faith, bap- 
tism and remission tf sins; these things to be 
first preached at Jerusalem. Out of these three 
witnesses, theologians of different schools have 
evolved three different orders. First order, 
Pedobaptist. "(1) Baptism; (2) preaching; (3) 
repentance; (4) faith; (5) remission of sins." 
All truly consistent Pedobaptists will admit 
that it is their rule to baptize or sprinkle in in- 
fancy, hence before teaching. When they baj)- 



'izf an adult who believes and has been taught, 
it is an exceptiou to th« rule. How they can 
find in the last commisaion, one order for an 
adult and another for an infant, we fail to per- 
ceive. IVrhaps they can tell us haw they find 
t, and U'her<j to find it. 



Second. Baptist Order. " (1) Preaching; (2) 
repentance: (3) faith; (4) remisMon of sins; (5) 
baptism." Now here we have two onhrs, dif- 
fering from each other, both claiming to be 
drawn from the last great commission of the 
infallible Teacher, tho Captain of our salvation, 
tlm Bishop and Shepherd of our souls. From 
the theories and ileductions of uninspired writ- 
era we turn, and look towards the third, or Goa- 
\.e\ Order, (l)The Gospel in fact; (2) those 
who heard, believed it; (3) they all received it; 
(4) the apostles were given power to preiieh it; 
(.i) they preached it " with the Holy Ghost sent 
down from heaven;" (fi) the preachei-s baptized 
all penitent believers "into the name of the 
Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost;" 
(7) they taught them "to observe w/n/it/iji 
which Ji-Aus hail commanded them. From this 
we learn, that the Gospel of Christ, ej-iits; (2) 
must be preached; (3| must be heard— (Uoiu, 
10: 14-17); (4) to be believed; (a) and obeyed; 
therefore the Gospel of Christ consists oi' fartu 
to be hflieved; mminands to be obeyed, and 
/inimises to be enjoyed or hoped for. The Gos- 
pel Order, then, is, (1) faith; (2) repentance; (;i) 
baptism; (4) remission of sins; (5) the gift ol 
the Holy Ghost. For further proof let us turn 
to Acts 2: 38: "Men and hrethl-en, what shall 
we do? " First in order was preaching by Pe- 
ter; (2) the hearers believed; " Faith couK-th hy 
hearing." (Rom. 10: 17i. Their heartj? are 
changed; they are filled with godly sorrow, and 
want to know what to do. Let the Holy Spirit 
give the answer: (3) " Repent," and (4) " he bap- 
tized," (.5) " for the remission of sins" (U) " and 
ye shall. receive the gift of the Holy Ghost." 
Thus the Holy Ghost commands a sinner to 
hear the Gospel, believe it, repent, be baptized, 
and he shall have the remission of sins, the gift 
of the Ilolij Spirit, and the hope of eternal life. 
This is the divine arrangement, the old order. 

By carefully following the Divine order, the 
reader will notice that Christ's life, death and 
resurrection constitute the three leading /oc/.t 
of the New Covenant, — that faith, repentance 
and baptism to all alien sinners, constitute the 
three leading commands to them, and that re- 
mission of sins, gift of the Holy Ghost, and 
hope of eternal life, are tin- three grand prom- 
ivrs to all who comply with the conditions. Is 
not this the Gospel order? If not, why not? 



in that method on our part. We hope that all 
will work together for good, keeping the peace 
and harmony of the church in view. An our 
papers have much to do with the [war^ and 
prosperity of the church, it is hoped that they 
11 be conducted in a way that will reflect 
credit on the cause. So far oa we are concerned, 
individually, we are ready lo do anything that 
will be for the good of the Brotberhoo<l at large. 
Our object is to do all lu our power for the in- 
teri'st of the cause. We have no reaBon to 
complain about patronage. Our lint in large, 
with prospects of increasing. We, however, 
have this much to say at present: Whenever 
our editorial brethren, throughout the Brother- 
hood, net ready to consult together with a view 
of forming some kind of a consolidation ho an to 
have less pajwri in the church they will find ui 
ready for just duch a move. And I am satisfied 
that every brother and ninter will say. amen. 



GETTING UP A SENSATION. 

rilHE y?fi///f p'lag wants us to either "prove 
1 or withdraw" what we said about Ray's 
" rough and unbeconiiug language." We need 
not prove it. Our readers know the fact of the 
matter. They read his speeches and know just 
what he writes. We cannot take it back— what 
we said is true. That part of the article, refer- 
ring to My Ray, was written very deliberately. 
To Mr. Ray's credit we state, that in this writ- 
ten discussion he is not near as rough as he was 
at the Newtonia debate. He has improved that 
much. Of course, hia cry will be. that we are 
tryinR to manufacture prejudice against him. 
But so far as the manufacturing business is con- 
cerned he is far ahead of us; he does that part 
himself, 

Mr. Ray says: "We hope Mr, Moore will 
prove or withdraw his charges. If lie thinks 
Mr. Stein needs help, let him come to his rescue 
in a more honorable way." 

Bro. Stein is getting along finely. We are 
well pleased with his defense. He needs no 
help, if it is his first written debate, and he has 
for his opponent the best Baptist debater of the 
South-west. But Kay is getting uneasy; there 
is something coming, he has written a hook, and 
that is to ciniie imto I lie witm?-is sf-.iM to f.'sti- 
fy against him; and to ward off the l)l(»w and if 
possible, lessen the shock, he is trying to raise 
a sensation— he wants somebody to .sympathize 
with liim. \'.-iil\ his c.i-.e is a hard one. 



OUR PAPERS. 



rPHE Brethren at Ashland, Ohio, have started 
J. a paper entitled the Gospel Preacher, the 
first No. of which is before us. It is a neatly 
printed sheet, edited by brethren S. H. Bashor 
and S. Z. Sharp. In this connection some ex- 
planations may be necessary. We have been 
corresponding nearly a year with the Brethren 
at Ashland in regard to moving one of our pa- 
pers there, and for that purpose visited them 
last Fall. At first the matter was very strong- 
ly urged, but we did not see our way altogether 
clear to do anything at that time, A few weeks 
ago Bro. Eshelmau was requested to visit Ash- 
land immediately to see if something could not 
be done for the interest of both localities. He 
did so. At first it was thought to move the 
Children at M'nric to Ashland, enlarge it to 
twice its present size, and leave the Bkbtiiicrn 
AT Work at Lanark, but the Brethren at Ash- 
land had gone so far with their project of start- 
ing another paper that they could not wpll 
withdraw. It was then proposed to have the 
Bketukbs at Wokk at Lanark under my care, 
while Bro. E. would go to .\shland and edit 
one-fourth of the Gospel Preacher in the interest 
of the youth, and both papers to belong to one 
firm. Bro. E. returned home and we talked 
over the projects carefully, and concluded not 
to make any change at present. We are very 
much concerned about the good of the cause, 
and want to labor for the interest of our holy 
religion. 

We do not feel that it bet^omes us to express 
an opinion in regard to the effect of a multi- 
plicity of papers in the Brotherhood, but shall 
earnestly labor to give no occasion for strife 
between the Bhkthben at Work and its con- 
temporaries. We haveour method of sounding 
out the Gosi)el, and see uo necessity for a change 



PALESTINE TO BE RESTORED. 

The I.Dndmi conespoiulcnt uf the Lr.Ko.s MEtt- 
ciiiv. writes to Lliut journal as follows: "I can 
state as Ji fnct. and not as a mere ruiuor. tluit a 
Hyndiciile is actually in process of couso]i<hition, 
wliich 1ms for ils sole ol)ject the purchase of I'nies- 
thif from tlic Turkish (iovcrnmeut and it.sre8torftr 
tiou to tlie .li^wsinsome fonii. I know, but EUn 
not at lilierty In mention, the name of the Secreta- 
ry of the boily, whieli alieady numbers some very 
hillueiitial iiiemlii-i'M, and I "can vouch for tlie con* 
liUencw with which the Secretary, who ia not a 
iiH-iuber of tlie .Jewish race or religion, but a well- 
kuo\iii mnn, regards tho future success of the 
scln'Uic; uml his experience of the world and 
kiiiiwU'dgc iif mou are too important to In- i(jiiored," 
The above indicates the very thing we have 
been expecting for some time. It would seem 
that the fulfilling of prophecy is at hand, and 
that the day is not far distant when the times 
of the Gentiles will be fulfilled, and the Jews 
permitted to return to their native land. 



NOT SO FAST IF YOU PLEASE. 

•"pHE Baptist Battle Flag n getting a little 
J, out of its latitude dictating for us. It 
says: 

'''V)xG Brethren at ICori has, in violation of 
its contract, shut out the discussion, and sends 
it out on a little extra slip." 

Is the printing of a matter in a supplement 
shutting it out of the paper? Our people want 
to preserve the debate and prefer it in a supple- 
ment. Is Mr. Kay afraid to have the debate 
preserved? It looks very much like it. The 
tide is turning against liim, he feels it, and now 
wants to raise a cry of victory for effect. The 
man would better save his breath till the battle 
is over, lie will need it long before he gets his 
backward single iminersionist Baptist Oiurch 
traced hack to tho apostolic times. The gentle- 
man will have enough to do if he keeps his own 
^ide of the question straight. 



Maxy who cannot be con\-ince(l by argument, 
can sometimes be won by love. 



THK HKKa'tiKl-J^^' ^T -WaUK.. 



Januarv' 



rj' 9 



<^ItII l|ibl. 



" Tht Worth of Truth no TonjM Can Tell." 

Thl» dpp*rlin*nl la dwign*'! for uklng *nd •o*werio| 
BIbIt oumUoo.. •Dd for Ihi loloHoTi of Sonpiur.! dlffiral- 
Um. All DUMiioDi •hould b« »Ui»d -ith cndor. sad M- 
■wertd wlOi u much cl»»rn«« m poMlhk. m ordPT to 

tnaoir IllWr T™ih. ABlcW for CbK dep.nm.iil. nnjl 
B thorl kDct to the point. 



riftno flvf ymtr vlc»» of IK-b. 12: »: " Kot out 
God Ix u cwiittumlDg flri--" •'■ ^V- ^Vali- 

Wni Aulttc one tellmc liow lonn Nnuli «'»» Ijoll.l- 
ingthottrk/ I..tAia,PitN..oi.. 

■What l» tlio iupjuilni of tit.. Ia»t two «onl» of I 
nor tt- ovv ••Anatlioina Maruit atlili." ai"l wliat 
I^p,a«nl«ltV W.n.Mn...K«. 

Supper, nnrl tbfi C-iniiiinnlnn wfTc- ItiHtituU-O? 
Some oiu' will please fxpliiin. J. M. Dkti.kk. 

We rejul In Qpn. 1 : W: " JM ii« mahe rniin tn our 
own IniHRe. lifter our Ilken.wH." lJl*l (i»'\ iit»^*' 
man In Hie f'«rm of lilmwlf, or wiu. the lmaK<- «plr- 
ItUj^ly A. nr,M.I.V«KK. 

Pleanc (dvc an expIimBtlon on 1 V.nr.Tr.rr. "To 
deliver mielKirmo unto .Siitirn for tlio deiitriietlon 
Of tlie Jli-Hli. tliut tlie flplrlt mil) l.e siived In the diiy 
0ftIieLor.IJr-ini»." M. W. Kkim. 

PleBneexpliiln .I"hn 1 : Kt: " Which were horn, 
not of hh.o.I. nor of tlie will r.f the riesh. nor of the 
Will of miin, hut of (io.l." What hirtlm nri, hero 
referred to, nuturul or Hplritimli' ^ ^, ^J^^^.J,,^ 

Will dome one ftWtf un (in expliinntlon on I Cor.a: 
12, 13? 1- Who in the ImilderV a. Wliivl tlie mato- 
ri^y 3. Mow itlinll a nijurx work bo trie.1 liy Ilrey 
4. If « innn'H woiik he l)urned,liownJiaIliii:l>e hhv- 
ed yet HO im hy flreV H. H. WiiriMiai. 

Plcaneitive luievj.lanHtlon of lU-v. 22:i!. II icu'Ih 
tlnw : " In the initht of the iitreot of It. aoil on ettli- 
er Bide of the river, wiistderu tlio tree of life, wliicli 
bare twelve Hiumier of fruits, and yielded lier fruit 
every niontli: and the )eiive» of tliP tree were for 
the Iiealinjr of thr- nnlionit." A HiifiTrrKii. 

Will Home oiiehe«o kind lu to exithiln Mutt, f.: 
20, SO: "And If tliy rlKlit eye olfeiid tliee. plurlc it 
out. and nwt It from line: f.-r it Ih iirollliihlc lor 
thee that one of tliy nmniljeiH HJiould perlHli, and 
not that thy wliolo body Hiionld he cast Into hell. 
And If thy rlalit hand olTeiid tliee, rut it off," et*-. 
S. A. riJUKINfll'-U. 

Sonio one will jileiwe oxpialn Mark 1(1: 17. IH: 
"And tiiese hIhuh ■hail follow tliein that liclleve; 
In my name Hhall they ciwt out devils; they Hliaii 
Hppfili Willi new toiiKueH; they «hall tal(o up m-r- 
penlM; mid it they drink imy (loudly tlihiR. It Hhnli 
not Imrl llieTii; tliey ntuill lay liandu on tlie nick, 
and thev whull ri-covcr." Who Ih roforred toV 

.1. L. IJiiowx. 



QUERIES ANSWERED. 

rieiweevpliilii 1 Tim. I;ii; I.uko 111: ir,; Mark ft: 
88: Murk HI: 17, 1«. To wlillt law hm the Seript- 
urei) rul'eM>ni-e ami to what extent olionld It bo UHed V 
WbatiHllie nioht osteimied'i' Hiw it reference to 
any pnrtleular tiling V 

Will the IJiiitTirnKS at U'mtK kIvo an explana- 
tion of tlie Iiilterelawso of Uio until veiiie ol' the 
SSmI clia|iter of l.uke. which rvadti iih foUowd : " And 
be that hatii no Hwurd let hiiu hoII his garment and 
buy one." 

Alflo, Mark aa: Ifi, which rondH jib followa: "Woe 
unto you surlhiat and PharlBees, hypocritoH! for ye 
OOmpati!! tiiia and land to luidte one ]iroBeIyto; and 
Vhen h» ifi made yo make htm two-1'old more the 
Oblld of hell thiui yoin-HidveN." S. A. Uluuy. 

THE law alluded to by the riposHe in 1 Tim. 
1:1>, is tlio moral law. There were I wo 
lawd given by Moses, the ceruntonial law, niid 
the moral law; the object of the latter wjls Io 
reatmin criinun, nn>l to punish tlioso who would 
commit them. Thin law wan not i'or the right- 
eous as H rcNtrainer of criuicH, or an inllicter of 
puiiichnieut, for such comuiitted uo transgres- 
sions, therefore the law did notlin against them, 
It was harmless so far iu<! they were concerned, 
There was nothing la them for it to take hold 
upon. 

Luke Ifi: 15. Thehypociitical, worldly Phar- 
isees are again the subjects of our Lord's rebuke. 
Our Savior had been speaking iigaiust the love 
of the world and a conservative spirit. These 
haughty Phorisees treated Ilia teachings with 
contempt; our translation bkj-s, " They d«rided 
him." It would perhaps be a more litenil ren- 
dering to say, " They turned up their noses at 
him." The original expresses the utmost con- 
tempt. The blessed Jesus turned to them and 
said, "Ye are they which justify yourselves be- 
fore men; but God knoweth your hearts; for 
that which is highly esteemed among men, is 
abomination in the sight of God." By your 
worldly wisdom, your worldly prudence, your 
standing in society, your wealth, you have 
gained a reputation among men, and by them 
you are highly respected and esteemed ; hut God 
who penetrates the exterior, and who sees your 
hearte, and knows the corruption and vile hy- 
pocrisy that lurkd there, holds you in abojuina- 
tion. The fpierist does not say what point he 
wants explained in the above passages. Faith, 
however, is the principle theme. 

The first passage is our Lord's address to the 
father of the demoniac, who was posseseed by a 



dumb Bpirit. The disciplea could not cast out 
thiH devil, and when the father api*aled to Je- 
BUi, H« addrewed to him the language indicated 
byourqoerist; "If thou canst b<?lieve, all thingn 
are pfMnible to him that belitfveth." The father 
had said, " If thou canst do anything, have mer- 
cy on ua and help us." Jenus told him it all 
depended on himself. I am uufBciently able to 
effect a cure, I am nufiiciently able to do any- 
thing, I can fuminh the power, if thou canst 
but exercise sufKcient faith to receive it. Why 
is It that we are not cleansed from all »in, when 
the apostle t^Il" us that " this is the will of God 
even our sanctifieation? " The cleansing [>ow- 
er is in Jeaus; in Him is the ability to cleauHe 
US from all sin; if we are not pure, the fault ia 
ours; on our part it is lack of dwire, or lack of 
faith. 

Tlio second passage alluded to the signs that 
shall follow those that believe. The word iir- 
rnmjumy would better express the meaning 
than " follow," " these signs shall accompany." 
These tiigns were miraculous powers that were 
conferred upon the apostles and those converted 
by their immediate ministry. These signs were 
confined to the apostolic age, and in that age 
were literally fulfilled. It is a fact, according 
to this prediction of our Lord, that not one of 
the apostles lost their lives by |)oi8ou, while 
Mohammed, who styled himself the apostle of 
(iod, lost his life in this way. 

TIIK 8W0III) ANII OARMENT. 
The whole verse reads thus: "Then said he 
nnto them, but now, he that hath a purse, let 
him take it, imd likewine his script: and he that 
hath no nword, let him sell his garment and 
buy one." The last clause is obscure, and difli- 
ult to understand it. We have seen, and heard 
several explajiatioUN, the one we most favor is 
that of IJishop Tearce. He thinks that the 
word iiiiuhainiii Ininalated sword, has been in- 
serted here. In the Hible Union tran«liition the 
tl«u.fe reads thus: " And be who hath none, let 
him sell his garment and buy a sword." The 
above is said to bo far the moat literal rendering. 
Such being the rase, sword stands rather awk- 
wanlly in the passage; by substituting ojir for 
sword, the construction is far better. The pro- 
uonii.iBl ndjectivo " none " would then refer to 
script in the former clause. Then the meaning 
of our Savior is plain; He tells His disciples, 
that now He ia about to send them into all the 
world, among inhosititable tribes, prudence 
would therefore dictate that they nnike provis- 
ions for their journey, so necessary would it be 
that they have scrip, or bags to carry provii^ion 
in, that rather than be without these they had 
iM'ttor part with their upper garments to pro- 
cure them. Some are for retaining the word 
umrhmrmi, and think it should be translated 
/nii/'r, which wo-s necessary on long journeys 
for providing forage and fuel. 

WOK 1:NT0 SCIUBMS, PHAtirtEES AKI) HVl'OCItlTKS, 

Scribes or writers among the ancients were 
men of learning, and were held in high esteem; 
they are frequently in Scripture called wise 
men. and counsellors. Their reputed wisdom 
gave them great auLliority and influence among 
the people who looked uji to them as the ex- 
pounders of the law. This influence and power 
they had greatly abused in the time of our 
Savior, as by their traditions and false glosses 
they had .so perverted the Scriptures as to make 
them of no efl'ect. Our Savior, in the scathing 
rebuke of the above passage, joins them with 
the Pharisees to which sect they generally be- 
longed. The Pharisees were a sect who pre- 
tended to superior sanctity and wisdom, but 
who only made their religion a cloak to cover 
the most vile and infamous acta. Our Savior 
uniformly speaks of them with censure and in- 
dignation. 

" Compass sea and laud." This was a pro- 
verbial expression, intinmting that they left no 



HAPPY NEW YEAR! 
BT I). 8. M EKTZEB. 

A glad New Vparl 
To all our multrs every-wher*- ; 
May you enjoy Im prospects fair. 

And all tta chwr. 

View not the Past 
Its many fallings to lament, 
llut leam to I»e full well content 

Wiia joya tli-iu hast. 

Jtejrin anew 
Tliy life on eartli with hope to I.ve, 
And let each day some surety give. 

Of deeds most true. 

Improve thy mind 
And let tliy heart in peace be free; 
Where'er you go. wliert-'er yoii be. 

Be RioiiT and kinh. 

If thus while here 
Vou strive the best of life to gain. 
There shall a joy each year remain, 

H.MTV Nkw Ykar! ! 
li'fit/nmboro. Pa. 



means untried, but did all ni their power to 
gain converts to their system. I'roselyte means 
a stninger or foifigncr, hence it wjis chiefly 
among the heathen nations that these converts 
were made. 

"The child of hell." This was a Hebraism, 
or a form of expression peculiar to the Hebrew 
language, raeiining an excessively wicked person. 

" Two-fold." The Greek word here translat- 
ed " two-fold," is (Upfoitron; dipUm means hy- 
pocrisy, fraudulence, and tfiploierou means more 
hypocritical, more fiiiudulent; it is simply the 
adjective ni the comparative degree. That is. 
the Scribes and Pharisees were hypocritical, and 
deceitful, but these proselytes were more so. 
And this character is attested toby Christian 
writers, Justin Martyr, a writer of the second 
century says, that " The proselytes did not only 
disbelieve Christ's doctrine, but were abundant- 
ly more blasphemous against Him than the 
Jews themselves, endeavoring to torment aud 
cut off Christians wherever found. 

M.vTFiE A. Leak. 



FOR YOUNG SISTERS. 

BY MAHY J. STEES. 

IN No. 50 of the Brethrkn at Work, we 
read that a brother writes: " We think the 
HKKTintEN at Work quite a help to the young 
members." Yes, it is invariably ahelp; butam 
sorry to think that many neglect to adopt it as 
a help. Possibly you will ask why I think so- 
I shall tell yoa by asking a question. Do yon 
read the whole or part of the paper every week? 
Who can answer, "I do?" While conversing 
with young sistera, I frefjupntly have occasion 
to speak of the paper, aud I am inclined to be- 
lieve that some do not read one article during 
the week, and more inclined to believe that 
they neglect to read the Bible. Dear young 
sisters, we have undertaken a great work. The 
object of this work is the hope of receiving eter- 
nal life. God says, if we leave one command 
undone, we are in debt for the whole. O, con- 
sider that debt! How can we pay the debt, 
unless we daily read and meditate the Word of 
God. It is our duty to read it so that we may 
become instructive to those of our surroundings, 
and, like the faithful serv.int, improve our tal- 
ent. It is very necessary to be systematic in all 
we do; otherwise we will get subjects huddled 
in our minds. A very good system by which 
to get our daily lesson is this: Read two chap- 
ters each week day and three on Suuday from 
the Old Testament, and one chapter each week 
day and two on Sunday from the New Testa- 
ment. This will take you through the Bible in 
one year. By*limiting your lessons you will be 
more apt to get one each day, and will retain 
more of what you read. To read without writ- 
ing, is to be guilty of downright folly, says an 
author. If you desire to learn to write, think 
and compose, keep a pencil and blank paper be- 
side you and note subjects. When you hear 
your subjects referred to iu a discoui-se, add from 
time to time the information you acquire on it. 
Methiuks I hear some say, " I haven't time to 
do this." It is true, there are vai-ious domestic 
duties to pef'orm aud every girl should know 
how to perform them, but the mind, too, needs 
cultivation. Of this, I will speak further in the 
future. We are laboring for a life eternal, and 
if ive devote all our time to duties pertaining to 
this life and neglect to cultivate the mind, the 
never dying part of man, how can we expect to 
inherit that eternal life? 



Dear sisters, we are working in the garden of 
the Lord. What a beautiiul errdeu it is! How 
I wish I had commenced sooner to gather the 
beautiful (lowers that bloom therein. How 
weet they are! Just let me name a few that 
constitute a favorite bouquet: Matt. 22: 37, 39; 
John 13. 1.1; 1 Cor. IL But the last mention- 
ed some would like to discard because they are 
ashamed to wear it. Jesus says, "He that is 
iU'-hamed of me and of my wonls, of him will I 
also be ashamed." This covering is just as 
beautiful as is the delicate flower of innocence 
in a bouquet of natural flowers. Come, young 
sisters, we must work with greater zeal, for 
sooner or later, we must take the place of our 
older sistera. Are we capable of this lot? If 
we know how and what to do. we are. And to 
know, we must read the Bible aud Christian 
periodicals. Let us, young sisters, begin afresh 
this New Year to learn of Jesus and Him cru- 
cified. 



|((cm5 of |[nlcresl. 



Chbist prefers forgiveness to every other vir- 
tue. He enjoins it oftener^ more earnestly, 
more anxiously, and with this weighty circum- 
stance, that the forgiveness of others is the con- 
dition upon which we are to expect and ask 
from God forgiveness for ourselves. 



— Oi-Hi 55.(XM> immigrants have aoughi 
homes in America last year. 

— OvEBeO.fHJti Bibles have been sent fro^ 
Philadelphia to Australia and the antipod^ 
since January IS78. 

—The English Bishops have come to a res^^ 
lution not to grant licenses for the remarriage, 
of divorced persons. 

— It is proposed to build a ship canal across 
the peninsula of Florida, a distance of 75 miJeg 
from Matanzas Inlet to Suwannee River. ' 

—Of 191 Congregational ministers who have 
died during the past four years, ninety-seven 
had passed the limit of 70 years, and ninety, 
four had not reached it, the average being $5 
years, 4 months and 19 dajs.* 

— It is a significant fact, and one hopeful for 
the future of a great people, that some of the 
leading statesmen and thinkers of France have 
lately given it as tlieir opinion that the hope of 
France lies in a Protestantism based on an open 
undiluted Bible. 

— Manl-el Pardo, ex-Pre^ident of Peiu.has 
been assassinated. Mauuel Pardo governed 
Peru from 1872 to 1876. He was the candidate 
in 1872 of the popular party, aiyj his election 
was preceded by the desperate riot during wliidi 
President Balta was assassinated. 

— The Primitive Methodists of England are 
considered the poorest Christian community in 
that country, and yet they raised last j-ear 
^loU.OOO for missionary purposes. This was an 
average of §1.0n for every member of the deuom- 
ination, and a higher average than that of most 
of the wealthier denominations. 

—The holy See has obtained from the English 
government an assurance that Roman Catho- 
lics in Cyprus shall enjoy the same liberties as 
in England. In consequence, large plans for 
proselytism in the island are being organized 
and they hope that Cyprus may become the base 
for an extensive Asiatic propaganda. 

— The six columns that remain of the great 
Temple of the Sun, at Baalbec, are in danger of 
fiilling. The Turks have undermined them and 
the frosts may complete their destruction with 
the coming Winter. These columns, the larg- 
est and most beautiful in the world, measure 
with pedstal, capital and entablature, about S9 
feet in height. 

— The American Bible Society have procured 
a new stop-cylinder ])ress, upon which alone, a 
whole Bible can be printed every minute! This 
is the briefest and most significant commentary 
possible on*tbe achievements of modern inven- 
tion iu the dissemination of the ever-living Di- 
vine Word- What a preacher the modern 
printing press has become! 

— GiHiios's house at Lake Leman is now a 
hotel, in which there is room for the sale of 
Bibles; Voltaire's printing i)ress, from which 
he scattered widely his infidel tracts, has beeu 
appropriated to printing the Word of God, 
which he sought to destroy; and Chesterfield's 
parlor, wliere an infidel club used to meet and 
rail at religion, is now a vestry where the songs 
aud prayers of the penitent go up to God. Thus 
God makes the wrath of man to praise him, aud 
the remainder he restrains. 

— It seems that in spite of the death of llrig- 
ham Young, who was the leading spirit of 
Mormunisra, that iniquity is still on the in- 
crease. Mormon missionaries are constantly at 
work among the lower classes in Norway, Swe- 
den, Denmark, England and Scotland, making 
converts, chiefiy of the women, to their fnitb. 
These, they persuade to emigrate to Utah, to 
become the polygamous wives of Mormons, ^o 
les.s than three thousand of these foreign con- 
verts have come to our country within the past 
six months. 

—An exchange gives the following facts in 
regard to the Papacy: "The custom of kissing 
the pope's toe was introduced about A. D- t"°' 
Adrian I. caused money to be coined with his 
name, A. D. 780. The first pope who kept an 
army was Leo IX., 1054. In 1077 Gregory VIL 
compelled Henry IV., Emperor of Germany, to 
stand barefooted in the snow at the gate of tl'^ 
Ciistle of Canosa. The pope's authority wa? es- 
tablished 'in England in 1079; and in UCI 
Henry II, held the stirrup while Pope Alexan- 
der III. mounted his horse. In 1191 Ct-M'"^ 
IH. kicked the crown from off the head of the 
Emperor Henry VI., to show his prerogative O' 
making and unmaking kings. Kissin? to* 
pope's toe and other ceremonies were abolishe 



by Clement XIV. iu 1773. The pope 



was de- 



prived of the remains of his temporal powers 
December, 1870." 



j^tiuary 



XJriE 3rcKTtLKKiSr ^VT AV^OKl-C 



^=;g^ESPONDE>JCE, 



CtMTQ^ 



Echoes from the Center. 

Ibe Brethren— An Afflicted Sister- 
-Home Mis 
Anointing the sick- 



farevfeU. 



B 



Botue 



fWni for 9l«'»' P»i"'»I«n'l«-°t-l 
Nl'MHEB Vll. 

it of the Brethren, I went to 



?huv 



oU, to assist brother Jesse Cal- 



series of meetings at that 
wrt- '" "^'^'rived on the 29th of November, 
pl"*^^" , ^jjjjt olcl veteran of the cross at work 
1 f"""' plaster's cause and in good spirits. The 
'^ i^g continued until the close of the week, 
'"^^""wp-t was growing, and we trust will 
ffhe ini'^'^' 
ot lose it5 effect. 
" n Saturday we visited our dear sister, Laiira 

le who is passing the crucible of atHi 
gberso^^^ had a very pleasant interview with 

*i''tkii"l l'^'"^'^'- ^*'^*' '^"'"''^ *''"'" ^'"^ 

I lilies we sfent the afternoon in conver- 

Tn About Zion, and the upbuilding of the 

f "ter's cause. The dear sister not being able 

«end meeting at the church, she desired a 

**** f devotion at their pleasant home.— 

*^*''ther Calvert selected some consoling words, 

^^""th chapter of 2 Cor., after which he otier- 

Anv 0- petition in behalf of all present, and 

ecially of the suiTering sister. Amidst suf- 

f ^' g it was a season of joy and the power of 

^Jerwas greatly appreciated. How many 

''V.-riD'' saints on earth, desiring to be uncloth- 

U that°they might be clothed upon with that 

f:' e which is from heaven. Yes. dear sister, 

bile'you are in this tabernacle, suftering as 

^ do and being burdened, oh continue faith- 



LuntifGod shall call you, then can you be 
aothed upon, that mortality might beswallow- 
ed up of life- 

On Lord's day we went to the Southern part 
of their district, to dedicate their new church, 
called Oak Grove. This is a large substantial 
bidding, 40x70, and well finished, with a seat- 
." capacity of about one thousand. About 
10 A. M., the people began to pour in fi'om all 
points of the compass, until this spacious 
building was densely packed. Brother Calvert 
introduced the service, by reading Solomon's 
dedicatory prayer of the Temple. 1 Kings 8: 
00-30. Then suggested as a song of praise, 
t^|K.325th hymn, and then went to prayer. 
For a motto for his discourse he selected the 
How dreadful is this place! this is none 



dwell with Christ, which is far better. Oh 
what a world of suflering this is! But cheer 
thou wearj- one. afWr passing through the cru- 
cible. There is a home beyond where sorrow, 
sickness, pain and death can never come. — 
Praise God for the happy thought. Were this 
r only home we would soon despair and bow 
to earth; our dust would mingle with its kin- 
dred element, the dust of the esirth long be- 
fore the appointed time. But the glorious 
thought, there is a house not made with hands 
eternal in the heavens, nwaitiug the faithful 
which animates and cheers the heart and causes 
ti8 to wait patiently until the Father calls. 

To-day our dear brother James and wife took 
their departure for the far West, to occupy 
their future home, and the formerly joyous 
hearts now wore a solemn aspect, and sorrow 
was depicted upon their countenances; all be- 
cause the uncertainties of life are such, that in 
all probability we never mot-e on earth shall 
meet again. But Jis we are all sailing together 
in the good old ship Zion, we trust that if thi 
hills and valleys, mountains and streams, that 
now separate us. will separate us while this lifi 
remains, we will meet on the goldi'n shore, 
where we can reunite and never more take the 
parting hand. We accompanied them to the 
train and there amidst the tears and farewell 
greetings of a kind mother and son, brothel's 
and sisters, we saw them board the train and 
wo saw them no more. Such are the changing 
scenes of life. We are glad that there is a be- 
ing who is unchangeable, and tlia' i? our God. 
And we greatly rejoice that His laws are fixed, 
and that where He dwells and where we may 
dwell is an eternity of perpetual love ami holy 
enjoyment. May God help us to secure that 
liome. S. T. Bosskrman. 

Dec. lllth. 1S7S. 



were rich and poor farmers; and judging by the On the 26th, utarted for J. P. Eber«olea, Han- 
tears that flowed, the Lord must have carried cock Co., Ohio. Had a few meetings at the 



From D. B. Gibson. 



words, 



, i^ the 



J>,„r Bretlirni:- 



rcL 
1 t 



other but the house of God, and thi 
.-.ite uf heaven." Gen. 28: 17. The sermon 
was indeed very interesting, and we trust pr..f- 
itabletoall. In listening to his eonvm.ing 
arguments and strong appeals, and of the gr.-at 
responsibilities resting upon the Christian, 
both m the care of the body and the church, 
it was enough to make one feel, how dreadful 
is the place. In the evening we re-asaembled 
for divine services. The audience was cnter- 
biined in the light of the Gospel, by one of the 
ministers present, on the mortality of man and 
his responsibility to God. Here we had the 
pleiisure of meeting brfther J. W. Reese, of 
Portage, and brethren Lois and our youthtul 
brother Young, from Green Spring. Next 
morning returned home, and have since learn- 
ed that the meeting at Oak Grove church, was 
a success, and that fjuite a number were added 
Ijy baptism. Returning home as brother P. J 
Brown aiTived, we left Dunkirk for Pleasant 
Ridge chvrch of Eagle Creek branch, wlieie 
ffc commenced operations in the camp of the 
Lord. I rciuainod with brother Brown until 
Wciiiiesday,, when brother K. Bosserman took 
my place in assisting our old veteran of the 
cross. On Saturday we exchanged again and [ 
remained in the camp with brother Brown un- 
til the close of the meeting on Tuesday. The 
results were glorious. Six precious souls were 
added to the church hy baptism, and the inter- 
est manifested by all in attendance was good. 
Wh return our thanks to the dear people in 
that vicinity, for their kindness shown while in 
their midst. Great was the rt-joicing in the 
camp when it was seen that the rock was be- 
ginning to break under the hammer of the Gos- 
pel, HO powerfully wielded by brother Brown. 
We have reason to believe that there was joy 
in heaven, in beholding the enlargement of the 
Mugdom. 0, may the Gospel trumpet he her- 
alded forth long and loud until the enemy 
shall be baniihed from the land. 

Again were we called to visit one ot Ihe 
Lord's afflicted, our dear sister Triphena King. 
Brother A. M. BoWi^i-s and brother W. C. Teet- 
er a,-sisted in the solemn duty of anointing 
with oil in the name of the Lord. Our dear 
sister is suflering very much, hut feels resigned 
to the will of an overruling Providence, and 
tlpMres to depart when the Master calls, and 



the '2Sth of November. The meetings 
were largely attended, and the interest 
wiis intense; and the church was much 
couraged. At the farewell many tears were 
shed. 

I only staid at home three days. Home 
sweet home; be it ever so humble, there is no 
place on earth like home. Here I could rest 
my poor worn down body and wt.'ary mind, and 
enjoy the association of my own loved onus. 
from whom I am so often and so long separat- 
ed. 'Tis here I could lay by the sword of the 
spirit and rest. There remaineth a rest for the 
people of God. 

I started for Falls City, Neb., on the 2nd of 
December. This church has had its dark days 
of glouin, that hung over it like a portentious 
loud, but I am rejoiced to say that peace and 
larmony have been restored to a great extent; 
and I found the members in as good, if not bet- 
ter, working condition than any congregation 
I have visited tor a long time. Hence there 
was co-operation from the beginning of the 
meeting. God blesstd our united ett'orts, and 
saints were made to rejoice, and m^ny to turn 
to the Lord. To His name he all the praise.— 
The congregation was very large. I continued 
for eleven days. Tbere were fourteen baptized, 
and several more applicants. 

The ministers here are Christian Forney, 
elder S. C. Stump, J. Johnston and brother 
Lichty. The congregation numbers now 
about one hundred and thirty members. 

I seldom form a closer attachment for a 
church than I did here. May the Lord keep 
them in peace and love. They are disiiosed, I 
am glad to say, to carry out our distinctive 
features in general appearance and deportment. 
1 have now enjoyed about a week's rest, 
which I so much needed. Am now a^ain in 
the field. May God's blessing attend those 
who so kindly remembered sister Gibson. 
Pen-ht, Mo,, Dec. 20th., WH. 



conviction to many hearts. Some we know 
have abandoned brandy and evil habits, and 
try to change their lives. Some have abandon- 
ed the State chiyrch, and several publicly de- 
clared they would never more indulge in the 
pernicious custom of eating animal blood. — 
How far they will go in the reformation of lifi>, 
God only knows. Remember in your prayers, 
those poor people sitting in darkness. 

I have had opposere. and hittw lUid learned 
ones too, who have tried hard to ensnare me in 
words, so that I might be brought tefore the 
mngistrntf and imprisoned; but the Lord bus 
stood hy me and delivered me from them all. 

I am Wfll only I am wet through, having 
been in the raiii eevoral days; but such things 
a missionary can bear with joy, when the seed 
he scatters is received by hungry aoula. I shall, 
if tho Loi-d pL-rmits, return to thi(> place tin 
middle of January next. Srveral calls from 
h«re and other places far and near have come, 
which demand my personal attention. 1 do 
not see how I ever shall be free from traveling, 
yet God sees farther than I, and I hope to be 
more and more a willing and, obedient child of 
the Father. I am not near as small as I cau 
be yet, but still I am conscious, I grow down- 
ward; and God grant that to go on until I am 
nothing, but lie all in me. 

Dpo. 2nd. Found all reasonable well at home, 
and can say, the one mentioned to be baptized 
when 1 left, was received into the church the 
day appointed. 

I have commenced a series of meetings in 
our new hall this week, and had last night a 
good attentive congregation of new people we 
never saw before. May God bless the work lo 
further increase. 

All communications are closed on account 
of snow, 

Our old sister Karew will he blind in a short 
time, and needs an operation to remove a sul)- 
stance growing over the eyes. She is in the 
hands of a doctor at present, and we have to 
uui-Tie her in our home; so we have to bear bur- 
dens of all kinds. Ask God that we may be 
able to do so and to be faithful until death. 
C. Hope. 
Nov. 27th, ms. 



old cnnrch. Dec. Ist, dedicated their new 
church, on Limestone Ridge. It h one among 
the best buildings in the brotherhood. The 
audience wa» very large, and the meeting in- 
teresting. Had meeting Monday evening. — 
Tuesday hiul a Love-fLOJ^t at the same place. 
It Was a fea-tt indeed. I then continued the 
meeting until December llth, with eleven ad- 
ditions hy baptism, and still more fi'lt willing 
to come. May the good Lord eviT bleM tad 
care for the lambs of His fold, and save them. 
Arrived home; found all well. Thanks be to 
the Lord, and thanks to the brethren and «i»* 
ters and friends, for their kindness to me. 

Report of Money for the Maple Grove 
Church, Montgomery Co., Iowa. 



Two sisters. South Bend, Ind $ .20 

J. C. Marsh, 1.00 

H. B. Mitchell, 1.00 

A Widow 1.00 

Sarah Varner, 3.57 

B. Gragg and wife. 2,00 

T. G. and C. Snyder, 3.95 

.lohn H. Miller, 2.00 

T. J. Robinson, 1.00 

Libby Leslie, 1-00 

Klla Schoonover - 25 

PheteZook. 8.00 

JohnS. Fox l.U 

William Haw 8.00 

W. Wiland 1.00 

Hetty Engle 6.00 

Josiah Berkley S.06 

W. B. Woodarxl and wife, 1-00 

Nancy R. Bey. .13 

An aged sister, at Malvern, 111., 2.00 

Jacob Arnold, 3.50 

AnnaM. Shirk, 6,25 

W. J. Zellers 50 

Joseph Stitzel 250 

AnnaM. Shirk, T.OO 

Total, 853.04 
Sn..vs Morton. 
N. C. WonKM.\s. 

, please copij. 



Scioh, Dvr. 14th, }k7H. 
Frimitiir Chriatiti 



From Croton, N. J. 



T 



From Denmark. 



Dcir Hirllireu:— 

GRA(3E, meroy and peace be muUiplicd un- 
to yon evermore, as well as to all the 
household of faitU in vour land of liberty. 

On leaving tliia Seld for a time, 1 can tell 
you that I have had meetings every evening, 
and twice Sunday, with continued interest, and 
increased congregations. I have held thirteen 
meetings in the vicinity of Thisted, and suc- 
ceeded in opening up a promising flcld for good. 
We have gained many warm-hearted friends, 
of whom we expect some may come out on 
the Lord's side. We have had rain and muddy 
roads and very dark nights, yet the houses 
have been crowded all the time, and nearly over- 
crowded the last lime. Among those present 



HE Brethren here have been building a new 
house for worship, which according to pre- 
vious appointments, was dedicated to the ser- 
vice of the Most High, on Dec. .5th, at 10: yo, 
opened by siuging the 32ud hymn. Prayer by 
brother J. 1'. Hetric, of I'liiladelphia, Pa.— 
Preaching by brother James iiuinter, of Hunt- 
ingdon, Pa., from Psahns '27; 4: "One thiiit; 
havtl I desired of the Lonl, that will I seek af- 
ter; that I uuiy dwell in tlie house of the Lord 
all the days of my life, to b-jhold the beauty of 
the Lord, and to imiuire in his temple."- 

Our bouse w;i3 filled to its utmost capacity, 
with eager listeners, who after being dismissed, 
repaired to their homes, and to places where 
bodily hunger could be satisfied, to return 
ain in. the evenmg to hear brother tiuinter. 
On the Cilh, brother Hetric preached an ex- 
cellent sermon. In the evening brother tjuint- 
er addressed us from 1 Chrou. 28; 4; " For the 
Lord searched all hearts." This discourse we 
beard men remark, was the most powerful one 
they ever listened to. 

On the evening ol the 7th was our Love- 
feast. Brother IJuinter addressed us. We feel 
that our spiritual strength was increased, and 
was renewed by might in the inner man.— 
.\bout sixty members comnumed. The house 
was filled lo overflowing. After services 
brother CJuinler took his leave for tho Amwell 
church. Brother Hetric remained with ns un- 
til the l'2lh. He preached several instructive 
discourses Although we see no immediate re- 
sult of these meetings in the conversion of 
souls, yet we trust the word preached will he 
" bread cast upon the waters" which will re- 
turn not many days hence; for wo believe that 
there are those that .are almost persuaded to be 
Christians. Alios S. CnAMUBlll.is. 



From Nancy Wise. 

WE have reached our new home in Hlinois. ' 
1 will comply with the requests of many 
who wislieil fo hear fnnn me; as it is my lot to 
be a kind of a pilgrim in this world, and there 
are many kind brethren and sisters and friends, 
that wished me to write to them, I thought I 
would write one letter for all who take your 
paper. 

I like my home much thus far. The people 
are very kind to iiie. I have not seen many of 
the members of this congregation yet, but 
what 1 have seen are very kind. The weather 
has been ctdd, and the roads icy. 

Dearly beloved, I think this world is a world 
of sorrow and grief. 1 get so very lonesome. 
I have none ol mv friends or relatives to asso- 
ciate with. The people here are all strangers 
to me. There is no place on earth like my na- 
tive home,— the land of my friends. Sisters 
pray for nie, that we may all meet in heaven. 
kulberrlj Omre, Bmiii Co.. ///. 



Fiom Jesse Calvert. 

I LAST wrote you from Elk Lick. Nov. lllb, 
from there I went to Meyersdale, and held 
a few interesting meetings; a few applicants 
for baptism. On Friday I returned to Elk Lick, 
and bapti/od two more, making in all thirty at 
that place. On Sunday evening, I left for 
Scalplevel, to fill a few appointments. Stopped 
at .lohnstown, and attended one meeting; then 
reached my appointments, where we had au 
interesting meeting of a week, with four addi- 
tions. 



From Nodaway Co., Mo. 

f)mr Jlirllirtit .- — 

AS an item of news frdin this county, we 
will say that we had a very interesting 
series of meetings at the iLiple Llrove school- 
house, commencing Dee. 1st, and ending on the 
evening of the 10th, conducted by elder A. 
Harper, of Ray Co. Wo were made to rejoice 
to have the happy privilege of leading two pre- 
cious souls into While Cloud, and baptized 
them according to the Master's charge. May 
they hold fast their profession without wavering. 
Many more deep impressions were made. 

S. A. HOSBKROKH. 

(irnhmn. Mo. 

From Lincoln, Pa. 

l>nr lirftlnvii: — 

TWO have been received into the chureh 
here at Ephrata. since our late revival, and 
we hope that still a few more may conic before 
long. 

We have started a sort of social meeting m 
oar district, held at private houses every 
Wednesday evening. This 1 think, should be 
done evciy.where. Brethren, meet together 
once in the middle of the week, and learu the 
Scriptures more perfectly.— sing, pray and glo- 
rify the Lord for his goodness, and feed and 
warm jour spiritual lives, that they die not. 
L. AsuES. 
Dk. Sisf, li7S. 



THt; KKKTHIlK>s' ^X AV'OKK!. 



From the Four Mile Church, Ind. 

OUR church is situated near the beautiful 
littlo Htreara, ciilled Four Mite Creek, 
from which it took it* name. It ww organized 
io tlie .v.-ar lS(i:». bv brethren Jacob Miller, 
John Hart and Holton;and i» Haid to be th.- 
fint church of the Brethren ever e^UWinhed 
in the Stat* of Indiana. When thi- church 
wa^ organized, it wa« then in what waH called 
the Twelve Mile purchase. At that time the 
Red man. the hunting ground and hi« wigwini 
wa» not very far W.-Ht of u.. The tide of 
emigration and civiliwition hai driven them 
westward, and they are no more running over 
ourStaU-; but the wildcrnew they inhabit^^d 
ha* now beeome on.- of the garden »i>ot« of 
AmcricH: and instead of their wigwams, the 
BrBtliien have erectod their churches in which 
to won-liip the tru.- and living Ood. In organ- 
izing thi« church, brother Daniel Miller and 
John Moyer w.-re chrwf-n to the niiniHlry. 
and ChriKtopher Witt^-rand Jow-ph Kingrey. 
were chom-n for deiu-^>mi, Th.- chureh in- 
creiiHC'd very fa«t; and thrtre hiw been quite a 
number of HjH'akerH ele..U-d in tiiis church, 
and moved todiflereut parU of tlie eon ntry — 
Among them are brotlier I)ani«l Mill" r. John 
Moyer. William Mom, John Whiteneck, Hi'-I 
HamilUin. .lohn lIunMel and Joneph McCnrty. 
Brother Daniel Miller it living in Monr oe Co,, 
Iowa, and brother Hamilton in living in How- 
ord Co.. Ind. The ro-t hiive pa-sHed from lRb<.r 
to reward. But two Hpeaki-r-t havo di<'d in thw 
dtftrict since it« organ izntion. Bullwr Ly- 
brook died about the year IH^H, and Abraham 
Mo«H died in the year IH(I(). We Jiave from 
one hundred and fifteen to one hundred and 
twenty in.'iiiberH, with live speakern and iix 
defirnriM, 

Broth..rS. If. UoMhor camo to our church 
November 2(Uh. and hliiyed until Deoomber 
10th: and preadied twenty-two HormonH. which 
reBuIl4id in tweniy-Bix additiouH by luqilwni. 
and n general good fi*eling by all Unit att«-nd- 
cd tlie nieetingrt. We luiiHtMay that we were 
made to n juice to Heo «o many of our friendi 
and neiglibors come out on the Lord'n Hidi-, 
and eHpeeially 8omo of our own family. In 
the liwt year we have received thirty-two merii- 
bern in the churcli. Iloping the good Lord 
may Iie^tow his graci- on iH all; Hint we iimy 
bo kepi in the" Unity of thn npirit and thu 
hontJMcd' peace," which has ever charaetorixed 
our ctuign-gution witli a very few exception;*. 
Would (ufiod that all ninnlnnd would serve 
him in all Iiin teuchiugH. I'ride and wel- 
fishneaB is a great hindnince to the advanceiiient 
oftbeUoBpol in its true light among mankind. 
Jacoii Knit. 
liostun, hulhuit. 

Prom Upper and Lower Conowago 
Churches. Pennsylvania. 

Binn'IinKNMIenry Suylnr and .lesNe Fox, 
..f .Miirylniid, and (liduon HuUinger, of 
Meilitm Co., Ohio, came and labored with us, 
from the 7tb until the evening of the Ulth of 
December, in tho Ui)I><t Couawago church. 
On the evening of tho I'iUi. brother J. A, Sell , 
from Hliiir Cu„ and brother William Howe, 
from Millliii Co.. Pa., commenced preaching in 
Lower Conuwago rhurch, and eonliiiued until 
the evening of the'i^ud; and mi the evening of 
tho 2:Ji'd came to Latiiunre meetiiig-liouse, 
Upper Conawago, quite near tho dividing line 
of tho two congregations. They continued 
their labors until tho evening of tho 21Hh.— 
The result of tluw meeting wiw. six precious 
souls were made willing to covenant with their 
God, by baptism, three of which were bnpti/.ed 
ftfttr the evening services wore over, and then 
went on their way rejoicing. We have rea-son 
to believe that many solemn impressions were 
made among the audience as the people were 
quite orderly. To us the meetings were quit e 
enjoyable, iw tho most were within a radius of 
from three and one-half to ten miles of thj 
place we call home; so myself and family could 
attend the most of them; and often we were 
made to feel, if not like, yet similar to a IVter 
of old, "It was good to be there." On tho 
wliole, it was good to be there, 

J.r. Lkukw. 
Ijotimore, A'hins Co., Pa. 



Preaching Wanted. 

Drtir lirrihren:— 

I NOTICE in the Brethhks at Wouk, a 
great many calls from ditferent place.* for 
pr^acbers, and a few from Kansas: but have 
never noticed a call from this county, (Potta- 
watamie), and I cannot keep still any longer. 
I am confident that if we do not ask we shall 
never have any preaching, and we feel somi.- 



whnt discouraged in thin respect We have not 
bad any preachiog nearer than twenty-live 
miles, since we mored here seven years ago. I 
know of but two merolx-m in this county, and 
they ar« brother David Tf-et^r and myself, and 
we would like to have tome preaching. Min- 
istering brethren pacing through here on the 
Kanwas Pacific K. K- could «top off at Wame- 
go. and by having notice we will meet them 
there. I hope thi« call will not be in vain,— 
I think some good could be accomplished here. 
KauHaa need« more good prejicb^rs and the 
Truth ought to be expounded to these people. 
W. B. I'KirE. 
UuismlU, Potlaimtamif. Co.. Kan., Dec. 2Kth. 

Prom Ervin, Howard Co., Ind, 

Ihiir Bnffimi: — 

I^HKSE few linea will inform you that the 
health of this section is very good at this 
time, and we have abnndant reason to be 
thankful. 

Kegulnr Winter net in with considerable 
snow about th«yOlh, and now it is fine sleigh- 
ing. 

Brethren J. (J. Koyer and Andrew Gulp, 
from White Co.. Indiiinn, paid m a vi^it on 
Cbristmnii day. They held four meetings while 
liere. ,\lthough there wnrc no additions to the 
church, yet we think there wen- some deep im- 
prejwions miidi', and hope that much good may 
reHult from their laborn. May the blessings of 
thi- LnnI iittend th.-Ir labors wherever they go. 
Hijii. Hamilton. 

Der. mh, IHTH. 

From Woodbury, Pa, 

ON November iSth, brother Buckalew. of 
Cliftcm Mill, Virginia, came to this con- 
gregation, and eojumenced a series of meetings, 
which lasted until tho 25th. He preached 
twelve sermons. Tho brother faithfully d<-Iiv- 
ered the messages from Ood to us, in comfort- 
ing tho church, and warning tho sinners. 

The weather and roads Iiave been very un- 
favorable for tho attendance of our meetings; 
lience they were not so large as they would 
have been under the circumstances. But we 
feel sure that his labor was not in vain. One 
precious soul came out on the Lord's side and 
was buried with Christ by Christian baptism, 
and rose lo walk in newness of life. 

LOTTIR KBTItlNr,. 
^fan•a. Pa., Der. 2Hfh, tS7S. 



Ministering Brethren Come West, 



W^ 



K, who an? in Llie Fiu" West, would lie 
very gliid if the brotherlioud would send 
us n missionary. There arc nine members in 
this vicinity, and wo have not heard one ser- 
mon prcaclied by the brethren, since wo are 
here, excepting the sermons that five of us have 
heard nt the Love-foiLst in Jewell (!o., Kansas, 
and that was a trip of about ninety miles. 

There are a few menibera here that have not 
heard a sermon pre ached by the Ilrethven for 
over live yeaw. Bivthreu think of it, whether 
it would be proper lujd right to send us a miss- 
ionary? IsuAEi, Bae«. 

Beaver City., Funias Co.,Neb.. Dec. 2i)th. 



DIED. 

Ub.tuivricN should bi- brief, writlon on bul one side of tho 
paper, and ■ei>uralv from »U other buaiaesi. 



OIUK.— In tlio Antorin obincli, 111., I>oc.6th, , Uniigliler 
of brolher Homy ami Siism Oibe , age I one year, 
ciKlil monlbi nnd rwonly-lUreo dftjs. Fimeral services 
by Iho biolliron, from Mutt. 21: Ifi. 

.SllAOO.— In llio Hiimo oongrcgition, D«c. 4lb, lisior 
Suian Shngo, ngo J 23 y '■rs, S mo il )u and 17 dnjs. — 
Kunornl sorvicciby tbv brolbrou, from RuTfUtiooB 
H: 13. J. C. Diuv, 

(■(HtltRI..— In Wuync Co., Ind.. Not. Iflth , brother U»n. 
ioH'orrol, ftgcJ IVJ ycnrs, P monllni nnd .'> doys. Fu- 
nerni ler^icos l>y Ibc wriler, from Micbignn, and Cliri*- 
linn llottlemnn, from WnyncC«., Obio, fi-oin 2 ('ov. 
from (ho Ul (o Hit 4(li toiio. J. It. Shoehakkr, 

FlHSTONi;.— 1« llie Kiglil Milo congrcgntion, Fmiiklln 
Co., Kjin.. hroUiur NaOmn Fiislonc, aged SO y ears, 4 
months and 2 day«. Kuiu'ml servictn by brother Pcier 
Hriibnkti- and olheni. 
ThiK iiibjeot of thli aolico cut lii» foot v«ry bnd 
with ihe iixo, and olovon days iifter Iip look Iho Inok-jnw, 
luid in lo«!i (hitn llirou dnya after this he callod for ike 
eldeni, and was noninlod with oil in tbo name of Ihe UtJ. 
J.tUbs T. KiKEti. 

MAHTIN, — In lUchland church. lUchUud Co., Ohio. 

Dec. Wlh. brothor Stimuel Mnrtin, ngoJ 67 ytan, i 

monthM iiml 15 days, 
Brother Samuel wo* a coniinlent member of the 
ehiiroh for mi»ny yeiir». Ho Ie«»c« u wife ond many 
friends to mourn thoir loim, H« will be groatlpf missed 
in tbc family, church and ueigbborUool. .\llbough wo 
feel the l/«« it U gain to him. Tbo Funeral occasion was 
improved (Voro «ov. 14: 1», by brother J. C. McMullen. 

CnB»TI\S iloUIKHAS. 

( Vindicator and P. C, please copy). 



RrnDIVG-Iotbe A.kUod 'h-n-h, V-W- 10'*"' '"•"• 
Cor. R*Jdiflg. f«od iaogI.i*T of brother M<1 «"'*' 
Undu. owd I y™'. 2 mODihi and 26 JajB. 

J. D. P*«Kra- 

BnWI,*Nl> —la Ihe Pio« Cr«ek congregation. Ogk 
Co-.m-fept-fflberZard. lfT8. of diphtheria. Anna 
H, Bo-Uod. daughter of btoiher IJ. F, »n-l »is«er 
Mary Ko-land. aged 'J ye^n, 8 monthi and ^-i <i*J»-- 
FuDer.1 diwour-e^j&ln.und Forney, from .Mat.. IB^ J- 



Danish Mission Report. 

Wftddara's Grove church. Ill ^2«.25 

Cherry Grove church. Ill 1^-J' 

Muilberry Grove church. HI-, ^;'j'^ 

Mohican church. Ohio. o-^' 

Spring Creek church, Ind., ^-f^ 

Cyru« Wallick Mich f '^' 

Simon K«dabaugh. Ohio, ^-J"' 

John C. Miller, la., J".^ 

Sarah Berkley, ^■'' 

D.I',Herk.y ■^'' 

Kettle Creifk church. Ind,, ""'^ 

Oakland church. Ohio J-^|^' 

t^-Kiiig. „• 

D.H.Mertv. 3-^« 

I'hebeA Holtz. ^'"I 

Mivhan Vouug, • 

Stanisburg church. 1"-^JJ 

IJarbara Paul • 

Milledgeville church, 111 '^l-'"' 

H. F, Myers, 1-"" 

C. F. Kowlanh, Treasurer, 
L<n,arlc. 111. Dfc. ^th, 1S7S. 
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January g 



ra tor-natngrt' B«rTir«c. »i »o.m W 
[«.. .«ii< dlHlnrtlj lli»I It l» f<" Ul. Pw,. , 






.u.. u. ouotjiiq.1, .,„^;^ «• 14^ 



Pdffwhiek church, Iowa, 

Marj- Shalleuberger. Juuiata county, Pa, 

D A N'lrcrosB, Martin county, Ind, 

H Bidliuger, Lancaster county, Pa, . 

Gvcbew church. Iiid. 

J Y Snavel;-, McLean county. 111 

D Slump. .Allen county, Ittd, 

C and H Rusher, Kosciusko county, Ind, 

J Gump, Noble county. Ind, 

J Knop, Ogle couuly. III, 

C Bowman, . , ■ . . 

I L 

J H Stager, 

A P Reed 

Samuel Click, Mo, .... 
.J H Hiller, Holt county. Mo, 
D Wysong, KIkhart county, Ind, 
(: Howen, Folk county, Iowa, 
W D Lawahee, \\'abasli county, Ind, 
Elizfthelb Eadton, Benton county. Iowa, 
Clia^ Frautz, Grflut county, W Va, . 
Previously received, . . , . 

Total received, 



PAl'KBS SVST TO THE POOR. — Bulow 
wffk lo w"k Ihr ...lOilpor uf pni*" •'"< to |UQ 
iDltlnla only) "r.J I»lil fc» oiHof Hip nWrn (uii< 
lar tt yi.«r for tl." ]»l«f 

MM, 

K S, Juniata county, Pa, 

,T H, " 

E N, Oranf: county. Kan, 

(.; \\" N, \\'rigbt county, Mo, 

.1 B, Elkhart county, luu, 

,J T. Huntertowu, Ind, 

K R, O^le countyt III, 

H AV H, Cream Hill, Iowa, 

D li. MilKreburg, Ind, 

F H, Highland county, Ohio, 

SH, " " " • 

N V K, Adaius county, Pa, 

J B, Fayette county, Pa. 

L B, Kosiuska county. Ind, 

W B, Benton county. Iowa, 

E E, 

M L, Tiuua county, Iowa, . 

H R, PHWuee City. Neb. 

Previously reported. 

Total disbursed, 



• «32 \i 

. charging l,;T,.o''/iti', 



830 50 



greaUy ti 



OUTSIDERS' FUHD. 

_ nd*. not niomlwnt of Uib eh „. .u.u, 

liJfllnl ijy rwilinf! the BRRTl.nK.N at U'uhk during lliodiiqi. 



inlglilb. 



_„ onler lo rrocL *a mauy of Ibio aw* oa ponlble, . 

niikkn lb« follawliiB llbtnl off«r: Send iit IhP nniniw of » 

Hi yon think woulJ reedunrt apprecidt* Uio pn|Hir, nnd ne will urtf all. 

, -■- - i>ook, M llioy ooino In, nnii Bond them Iho jBiwruUii 

■ ralaedtoiw^ forit, charuliigbulol "' 






aed lo paj U. ... _. .„ . — 

It t<™l«r« will uiako doD»llori« lo Uila mnd, and 

b •mnno ihoio whou uuuv* inny te roniitiln 
[.urpmv, nlwnyi atal.^ JiBtliicirj lb/ 



W H Clark. Worth county. M.i, 

J H Miller. Ind 

E A Orr, Mo. .... 

B Roker, Fulton county III. 

B Liut, Mai-liftll county, Ind, 

S A Smith, M.iiris county, Kan, 

L H Flack. " " " 

Mr-t McGauKhey, Putnam county, lud, 

S Dunning, veruou county, Mo, , 

D Harmon, Shannon, III, 

\V Flickinger, Lanark, 111. . 

J P I.nrew, Adams county, Pa, 

J Y Suavely, McLean county, 111, 

S.Tohuf.m, 

S Helrielt, Elkbnrt county, Ind, . 

Sister LebniHii,NeL 

U PBrliikwortb. m, . 

SS 

G Mnrniogilar. N Hampton, Iowa, 
.1 R Kistler, Salina, Ivan, 
Previously reported, 



Total received, 



1 2ii 

2 0(1 



placed on oar 11(1, bii'l iwld fur oi 

E Moore, Taylor county, Iowa, 

D D Miller, Elkiiorn county, Ind, 

.Ino Wells. Lyon county, Kan, 

G W Gardner, Piiliiaui county, Ind, 

Dr A Webster, Lasalle county, 111, 

Mis S Frit/, Clay county, Ind 

E A P, Vernon county. Mo, 

E L, Somerset county. Pa, 

.1 L, Adams county. Pa, 

T S. McLean c'»unty, III, 

W Miller, Allegany county, Pa, 

B F HetricU, Daviei county. Mo, 

J H Fiiliburn. Elkhart county, Ind, 

C E Siiyior, Richardson county, Keb, 

E Todd, Knightstuwn, Ind, 

.1 WSpence, Clark county, Ohio, 

D Roberts, Cowley county, Kaii, 

Previously reported, 

Total, 



887 6 


h.Mt* 


% 1 i< 


10 


1 l> 


1 


10 


1 


H 


1 II 


,'. 


10 


10 


10 


. 10 



W. U. R. R. Time Table. 



Day passcuger tmin going east leaves 
P. M., and iirrives id Kacino ft( Bt« 1", M 

Day paasenger train going weat leave? ..nn' 
M., and arrives al Hock Island ":J'' ' 



Lanark •H^'*' 
.1 i:06 F 



»e3t,o.e.t«J 



Nijhl pa^seaptr irninB, going enat an-i - 
leavo Laoark ni -J;]? A. M,. arriving in liac>°' 
A. M.. and ni Hook Island al ♦i;00 A- M 



Freight and Accommodation Trnios win 
12: 10 A. M.. S:10 A. M., and ewl 



wetl " 



'mI^'io*" 

and 5: 15 P. M, 
Tifkefa are sa.d for at.->Te traina only. 



Iralni make close connection at Western Union - 

G. A. SMITH- H-'-' 



The Brethren At Work. 



■'Behold I Bring Tou Good Tidings of Great Joy, whkh Shall he to All /"«<>/)?«." — Ldke 2: 



10. 



Vol. IV. 



Lanark, 111., January 23, 1879. 



No. 4. 



-ftie Brethren at Work. 

EDITEU &NU PL'BLISHKD WEEKLY 



H- MOORE & M. 



M. ESHELMAN. 



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THE CONTEIITS VOL. 4. ITO. 4. 



Xlie (>W UriliT.— M. M. tsbelmaii 

lioil nlt''*'*'"S ">"' ^Voik.— J, it. Mouie 

Tin' H»lv I-Jiml— [f'f""l'll>''I]— -I- II- Moore. 

Lost AiU.— MI- Mu..i» 

A iliiil to l're;ichds.— J. II. Moore 

CONTUnil'Tl'.n AHTIfLliS; 

i Week's CoinpiinionsiilpSvltli tlio "Rockies, No. 

_j. C. I-'umluilmrgli 

peter.-J. U.|n"IT" 

ExjipiieiK:" IIS aTe;u 1,1 » ,1 il, llaiinian... 

HiMVi'iily Asiiiration.— .hiinos \*it. -. . . . 

ILipiiiuiss— Li/-/-iL' IJ. Myers 

Gospel Oil .S:c.— 1). C. Biiiljnker ;.... 

Ilea^i'dh i;'-llriIiniiB,—Is:ilK-lla F.Kelso 



II.'Mill.T. 



A N''-^ 
Aiioll"! 



1 Vtiii 



.;i.-('. II. H;iMu 



1 ilo 



-Miiitliii Bcejihly l 



CoBRKsroNPENCli: 

From Ci-'iitnil Illinois.— J. C. I.aliman 

ChiMn'TisJMrftuiy.— I.i//ie IS. Myers 

Aiiiiiia! Mii.-lLii'.,';Kx|)eii8e3.— Abram I.eedy... 

Retuiiicil 111 His Vomit.— K. W. Lamles 

From Maty E. Hitter 

From Lyiicb'sStation, Vii.— From C.Wood... 

From Jt^sae Calvert 

FroiK Solomon's Creek, liid.— ...* 

Echoes fiotii the West.— C Forney 

El.k-r Daviii:G:irlacl].— J. K. Ilofler 

The IJoiu'boii College.- .lolm Arnold 

From The Silver Creek Churcli. William's Co., 
Ind.-A. K. IJrowii 



selected: 

The Rich Fool 

An Import ant&Question 

The Bible 

Trine luiinersion.— S. IIodv i 

POETRY : 

Never Mind.— Mary C. Dale 

Good News.— George I). Zoller.'< 



SOMETHING NEGLECTED. 



BY R. H. MII-LEIl. 

WE have jUt*t closed our meeting at Dors, 
in the Antioch church, which had in it 
one very reniarkahle feature, thatip,the conduct 
of little boys and girls, from fii'e to twelve 
years of ape — a large uumhi;r of such atteiuied 
the meetiug. These chihiren would taku the 
front Seats till the house was over- crowded, then 
they would take seats on the edge 6f the plat- 
form, on thel;tloor, near the stand; and their or- 
der and behavior were as good as could be ask- 
ed, and we encouraged them in it, because we 
fear they are often neglected iu our meetings. 
Oft«n the children stay in the far end of the 
house among the hardest sinners, while the old- 
er ones take the front seats. 

I Want to see the congregation turned 
around— the young people brought in front to 
sing and bear and bow in prayer, as though the 
Weetiiig was for them. Such a course would 
be nearer the ancient order of tlie church. In 
the days of the primitive church when meet- 
"ig began in the morning about nine o'clock, 
toe children had their places near where fhe 
speaker stood. The first singing was done by 
'he children; the first prayer was specially for 
ttein; the first Scripture was read for them; the 
first speaking wiis done to them. It seems iu 
*he primitive age of the church, the main fea- 
^wre of their r-guliu- meetings on Lord^s day 
was to instruct, oncounige and train their chil- 
"ren iu their religious service, that Satan should 
"ever lead them oft' iu sin and rebellion against 

'^'f. These uhildren were c;illed ^aUchnnieinf^ 



because they were J^arners in the m«ctiiigs for 
worship. These children often knew the Script- 
ture to be rciwi and spoken of the next Sabbath, 
ami were aii.xiously waiting and studying. This 
well prepared them to have their hearts lead to 
the sacred truth of the Gospel. 

Hut I have not told it all, these children were 
not confined in their place all the time of meet- 
iug. Aften their particular part of the service 
W!us over, Ibey were dismissed and permitted to 
go out while the oMer ones did the singing !uid 
henrd a discourse especially for them. This was 
about the order of holding meetings iu the days 
of (Mement, Chryaostom, Basil, Cyril. These 
old fathers took a greater interest in the chil- 
Jreu of their day, than is taken now, and the 
best idea in it is. the teaching of ihildien was 
right in the church; it wasa church work, done 
iu iUeirreliff ions tiffricf. Their work was fur 
ahead of the Sabbath-school, orin other words, 
it was doing all the work of the Sahbnth-school 
ill the church. The childreu were made the 
first and great feature appearing in their relig- 
ous service. This is one of the great reasons 
why the church increased so fast in that ago. 
The children were taught younger than now to 
feel the church was theirs — the church was for 
them. Now many think the church i.s for old 
|)eople, that the young must run otl' in sin — 
wander a prodigal till he is starving, and many 
die and never come back. 

The old fathers did all they could to keep 
them from every sin, aud teach them in every 
truth. This is the reason these old I'lithera bap- 
tized some very young. They tell usof baptizing 
some that were only seven years old, but they 
were better taught in Scriptural truth than 
many (rf our children at twice that age. 

Our meeting at Dora reminded us of the meet- 
ings of the primitive church, when so many of 
the little i'oys aud girls made the company 
around the stand. We shall long remember 
how these little boys and girl.s gathered around 
us to shake hands, when our last meeting closed. 
They came from the feeling of their own warm 
'hearts, (they were not told to come), but they 
knew older ones had no preference over them, 
and hardly sn much as they, hence they came 
first to express their regard to one who they 
knew had great concern for them. If Jesus 
would take "little children in his aims and 
bless them," we, too, should do and say all we 
Can to blesi and save them, 

But we want to turn the thoughts of our 
ministry to the young, because we feel that they 
are too much neglected in our meetings for 
worship. The minister should try to make his 
discourse iutere.'iting to them, if he can possi- 
bly do so. Then he won't need to scold them 
to have good order. We should so illustrate 
our subjects with figures and things the chil- 
dren understand, that ai'e interesting and in- 
structive. Always have aconcern for theyouug, 
especially, the young in the church. If you 
must slight any, let it be some old ones, they 
can bear it; hut never show a coldness to the 
youug, it will luirt them and your influenco 
too. Try sometimes and getup something pur- 
posely for the young, and try in every discourse 
to get something that will interest aud instruct 
thpm. Your kindness aud regard, especially, 
to children has great influence over thetn. 
Friendship with childreu, is almost everything. 
Cold logic and reason may do for the old, but 
friendship and kindness mingled with siuiple il- 
lustrations of Gospel truth, will win the chil- 
dreu and turn their thoughts to sacred thing;', 
aud live iu their memory to point them to God 
when 70ur labors on earth are done. The re- 
sult of our labors iu the Antiouh church, were 
not so cl-arly manifested in good doue as we 
desired. Four made the good coufession, one 
reclaimed, aud we hope our effort to pre.s.'ut 
our doctrine has left many good impressions 
To encourage the brethren and sisters, and turn 
the feelings of others who are uot in the church 
more toward t'.ie leaching of the blessed S;tvi..r 



A NEW TEAB'S GIFT. 

BT C. H. UALSBAUOH. 

RLESSKD be God for tim njcorded historj- of 
Lazarvis. After the angels had carried 
him. into Abraham's bosom, f/ii.t was the testi- 
uiouy of the father of faith conceruing him. 
Lazarus in his lifetiuw received hi* evil things; 
but now he is comforted. 

This rigorous winter sensou is the time to 
try the souls of the poor, aud in another sense, 
uo less the aoids of the rich. Seaufy food and 
insufficient raiment, poor shelter, or none at all, 
t*st the strongest faith aud the most Job-like 
patience. Winter also testa the godhness of 
the rich, if Christ is iu them, He will show 
Uimself in the cold season. 11a man's relig- 
ion can stand the Winter, there is Divinity in 
it. The Straight Gate demands frost-proof as 
well as fire-proof. To sit by a warm stove, aud 
tie in a cozy bed, and be clad with abun- 
dance of heavy apparel, and partake of rich 
fare three times a day, and Imve mouoy iu the 

best, or perhaps invested, whilw some poverty- 
stricken fellow-mortal is shivering in want, or 
some alien lies weltering iu his blood, next 
door to us — this turns out the blackside of our 
L'loak. The Crows puts the ends of the earth 
into neighborhood. Luke 10; 2i*-S7. When 
God became man He maau every man our broth- 



even to the threshold ol staivution befor« they 
will prats their de.stitutiou on the rvtuctant at- 
tention of others. Uod is iu the wint«r, auA 
He speaks no uncertain language. He thai 
hath eai-s to hear, let him hear. 11.^ that h-.i* a 
heart to feel, let him imitate. 



The illustration of this sublime truth by the 
church, is God's standing advertisement to the 
world, written with the blood of Jesus. The pre- 
incarnate Savior " was rich, yet forour sakes He 
became poor, that we through his poverty might 
be rich." Our tiHatmeutof man uil^Htti, is the 
leepcst test Christianity admits of. Tried by 
this principle, we can see where we stand as in- 
dividuals, aud what is the stiititu of the church. 
Jesus died for Cesar aud ilerad, not becaii?e 
they were monarchs, but because they were hu- 
man. The publican, the harlot, the malefaotor, 
the outcast, the pauper, the loathesome leper, 
stand on the same level in relation to the lu- 
caruation, as priuces aud potentates, Roths- 
childs aud Stewarts. Deprecation of the poor 
because of their poverity, is unchristian. I 
have seen a great orator in our own Brother- 
hood refuse to take a scat in a rail-car, because 
there were colored folks in. This was putting 
Christ to an open shame. The blood of Je^us 
flowed as freely and warmly for black as for 
white. " ^1// flesh is as grass, aud nil the glory 
of luau as the flower of grass." The rich and 
mighty have no prerogatives as to their nature, 
uo immunities as to the common destinies of 
that nature. All are imbred iu a common ruin, 
all purchiisedby a common ransom, all amen- 
able to a common tribuiml, all partake of a 
common inheritance, or a common perdition. 
Heaven has no upper seats for tlie rich, and hell 
no comfortable quarters to be purchased with 
gold or greenbacks. Neither I'aradise or Pan- 
demonium has bids to olfer to the mammon of 
unrighteousness, save a higher rapture or deep 
er torment according to the use we make of our 
moncv. 

These are thoughts which should come home 
to our inmost hearts with overwhelming force 
while the severe seasou is passing. If we climb 
to the higher end of the Cross, aud lay our 
hearts on the lieart ol the man-loving, man- 
redeeming, sin-atoning Kmmanuel, aud stretch 
our hands ou his hands, place our feet ou his 
feet, we will uot, cannot, neglect the [)oor. All 
the shiver of winter and all the grinding, pinch- 
ing agonies of poverty were iu Christ's suffer 
ing. It gladdens His great, loviug, yearning 
Brother-heart, to see His Bride feed the hun- 
gry, clothe the naked, provide for and comfort 
the de.stitute. Those who were "forward a > ear 
ago" iu tie mission of mercy, will not be lag- 
gard now. 2 Cor. S: 10. 11. The mUeat poor 
must be soui/ht "tit. Souls of the finest luould 
.!■• not flaunt their ni-^-^^Hlies. They will sulU-r 



ANOTHER YEAR NEARER HOME. 

IIY M.\IITn\ IIKKOULY. 

AXt)TllKH year hiwpasied away, and n.; are 
nearer to the tomb. This is a solemn 
thought, but one that should Ijc considered by 
each and every one; that we are one year ucar- 
rto the tomb, than we were when this year 
commeuceri. When we permit our niiiid.s to 
run back over the year which hns just closed, 
we notice many changes. We think of ^ome, 
who were in the bloom of youth, and in the vig- 
or of numhood, and s<nui: more advanr.-d in 
years; yes, even from (lid ;itie duwu to Ibo lit- 
tle infant on its mother's kne^-, wlio were with 
and among us in the last year, hut toilay, how 
chaugfd the scene! How many b^nies have 
been visited and miwl'iMwi liy the king of tenors, 
iu the removal of some dear one that is now 
sleeping iu the silent city of the dead. 

But why should we marvel, since it is just 
the fulfilling of the decne that wettt forth long 
since: "Dust thou art, and unto dust shaft thou 
return." Much rather let us wonder why it is 
that we are yet here. Is it on account of the 
sood that we have done'r* Most itssuredly not. 
We must acknowledi^e that we all to a certain 
extent, have merited God's displeasure, rather 
than hi« favor. But we ar* glad to krww. »nd 
w- rejoice in the thought, that God 1i:l-; been 
niercitui unto \is. He h.is not dealt with us ac- 
cording to our sinfl, neither rewarded us accord- 
ing to our iniquities. Through his long suffer- 
ing, and and his mercy, our almost useless livea 
have been prolonged, an uu)uument3 of his 
amazing love. Since we are aware that '* Our 
diiy.s are iLs the grass, or like the flower ol the 
field," and that this life is but a journey to the 
tomb, the thought comes up like this: Shall we 
survive the present year'r' It may be bi-fore 
another New Year's day will dawn; it will b« 
said of us, that we, too, have gone to our long 
home. 

The questiou now arises: Are we ready and 
waiting for the change':' If -so, happy are we, 
'' for the Lord uphohleth the righteous, he 
knows their days, aud their inherit luce shall be 
forever." Oh, brethren and sisters, let u^ re- 
double our diligence and trust in fhe God of our 
salvation, remembering that our Savior said, 
" Fear not, little Hock, for it is your Father's 
good pleiwure to give you the kingdom." What 
a cheering thought to us, if we have tried to 
live the life of a Christian, when our labors and 
our sorrows, temptations aud trials, sicknes> 
and afllictious, shall all be over, and we can 
look beyond all this, to a brighter and far se- 
reuer clime, where we shall never part with 
our loved ones, and never know sorrow, sick- 
ness and death any more, but shall bask in the 
sunlight of eternal felicity. 



Because all men feel, and know, and see, said 
iiulher, that they must dl'' and disappe;ir, each 
seeks an earthly immortality in being evermore 
remembered. Sometimes great soverpignf, 
princes and nobles, h&w sought it by rearing 
pillars of marble or lofty [lyramids pointing to 
the skies; by these they have fancied themselves 
immortalized. And still, by «reat churches and 
other sumptuous edifices, warriors have pursued 
aud striven to perpetuate honor aud renown 
after their famous victories Learned men seek 
by the composition of books an undying name, 
as we oft«u see in our own day. But as to the 
everlasting, imperishable honor — mu eterujty 
with God— to this they p«y no rcgarl. Ah, wt. 
are a despicable i ace I 



li I !•; BKKTilRElSr 



GOOD NEWS. 



»V fiEOROE n. /Ml.l.HU^. 



littl. 



,l«t.rity on 111- part ..f the anpl.-r | thero».'Iv« as God's chosen people; and 



THE I-'>rJ rcvojiN FIi» umiliup fate. 
And Bi-iilly lull the «li"wcr» of grace. 
God's glory in Hi» t^-mplo Khio"''. 
And all our priff and woe il.-tline«. 

The Gospel trunilii-t »«eetlv «ound». 
The music roils, the spirit bounds: 
Harmonious are the strains, and clear. 
To all who have an ear to hear. 
Of old, the cliildn?!) pni.veil and mourned. 
Hut niau; eiirs thiir niu-ic s|.urned. 
The busy tlirong |»r.-ssed to and fro, 
Nur hsteni-d to their talis of ivoe. 

So oft the ghwl husannas roll. 
And ravish the enlii(lilened soul, 
Son as the deiv of liiKliI from heaven. 
The words of life and love are (jiven. 

The children of the kinKdom weep. 
And tell the (jroims and iinRiiish deep. 
That pierci'd the bosom of the Lamb, 
Who died t^i save rebellious man. 
Two heralds i.l the l)iis|iel came. 
With hearts in tune to play the strain, 
The one ciiri'-worn. and whito with age. 
The other near lilc's middle stage. 

The entertiiinnient cheered us all, 
(With few exwptionsi large and small, 
I wiab some more would lime improve. 
And vilfit us at Hickory Grove. 
Lord bless our old brother I.ielir, 
And Lemuel who was with him here: 
Hijuiii them with thy love and might. 
To buttle fur the truth anil right. 

Urother Ke],ner, too, and fliiinler, 
Came to visit us this Wtiiler. 
Each did his fnlentji employ. 
And their presence yielded joy. 

And thus ffoni idiice to phiee we rimm. 
To bring the wamlenng sinner home: 
And cheer llie pilgrim on the ro«d, 
That lends to happiness and (iod. 

Soon will our battle end below, 
Then we shall ijiiit this vale of woe: 
And meet ill lliiiti!eli:{litful place, 
To worsl.iii tied and see his face. 

No pen cim tell in ju-ose or rhyme, 
The beauties ol that land and dime, 
Where joy unsullied moves their tongues, 
To piaiso (he Lord in sacred songs. 



A WEEK S COMPANIONSHIP 
WITH THE ROCKIES. 

Iiv .1. r. l'|tN)>Klllil'](()l[. 

NI'Mllf.K I\'. 

BI'M.OW is a .sjioi'tsmiin looking an.v- 
ioiisly into Ihii vvntcr, aiiiiurently 
apellbomul; lie eviilently "pi<'» a fine 
liii; trout, saliiionlike, rinlit there near 
the top of tile water liluler the eilge of 
tliat leaningslali roek; anil is now ea:;er 
ly etigaoeil in trying to capture him. In 
the ell'ort to apply tlie (ly, lie iliscovers 
that his pole is too short anil seizes hold 
oi' a tender twig that aids him to lean 
fur out, and tossing the fly again and 
again, thoughtless Jls to the feelilene.ss of 
the l« ig, till the tension overcomes the 
adhesive force of the fiber, the result, is 
(^uite obvious. Down the stream a lit- 
tle furtlier,is allsliernian sunarelypercli- 
ed on a Hat rock; he is after a big fish, 
throwing far out, full length, seemingly 
having ample line, but his troutship 
raanifest.s no appetite. 

The lly is changed, aha, now the fish 
darts ipiickly as if to take it; but more 
sagacious than it.s younger brothers, de- 
tects the fraud and k-isurely floats a\vay. 
The large trout are very cute and cun- 
ning, hut .soon foi'get unless once .or 
twice hooked; and all there is to do 
once having the right fly, is to keeji it 
p]a> fully skipping on the water. At 
length thefisUeriuan triumphant, atlroit 
ly whirls his victim from its aepieous ele- 
ment to fall among the cobble stones 
near the edge of the water or perchance 
-triking a larger stone, ilouiidei-s into the 
w,t:.-j-. liUt .so ijally stuuueJ that ouly a 



needed to secure his trout. Our e.K]>e 
riences are varied, and the transition of 
scenea are lively in the e.tlreme. 

One of our number injudiciously ven- 
tures out upon a ►leiidi-r j.ine sapling 
and cmtK his fly gently upon the rijipling 
waters; it instantly diaajipeara. The 
delicate cord trembles and the pole 
fiends sharply to the pressure. The eye 
keenly follows the golden-hued beauty 
in ita aerial flight to the full length of 
the tackle, and many feet higher, direct- 
ly over head. It will now be lost un 
leas successfully intercepted in the fall. 
Awake to this fact with ujdifU-d arras 
and spread-out singei-s, nervously held 
in postion, the angler aims to catch with- 
out fail, for never so large looks a fish 
as when thus dangling thirty feet in the 
air and likely to escape into the water. 
Alna, too sleep his troiiliship sjila-hi-s in 
the water almost simultaneously with its 
would-be captor, who, having lost his 
eijililibrium in the excitement, had but 
little choice in the matter. The time 
flies away, the day far spent and the 
parly fully satisfied with their success as 
glorious enough lor one day, being load- 
ed with trout and feeling not a little 
hungry, set llieir footsteps campwurd. 
Hai-k we go Ihrough thick brush and 
jungles of cedar, pine and asjien almost 
imlienetrable, shutting out what little 
light was still lingering in the heavens. 
The situation waa any thing but envia- 
ble; and calculated to make one feel 
somewhat timin; for why shouldn't it? 
Altliough a bear fight would be glorious, 
jiriiviilecl we were victorious. But we 
had foolishly left caniji that morning 
without weajiousof any kind, and I had 
myself seen a real, live, wild bear, but a 
little wl^^sfl■om hen two years ago, and 
even firiil several shots at it. Just think 
of it! We went plundering thiough, 
hovvever, over rocks and fallen trees 
along the course of the stream — always 
steering clear of any black object that 
possibly might be a bear coming down 
for a fresh mess of trout or to drink un- 
der the cover of the evening shades. 
Finally circling the last bend and up 
over the ridge at the lower end of the 
park, we sight camp, all safely in. No 
time is now lost making ready the even- 
ing rejiast, which consisted, jirineipally, 
of wellbrowued trout and steaming hot 
biscuits, with an abumlanee of fresh 
mountain butter, - a sui)j)er of crispy, 
juicy morsels, never to be forgotten. 

Kach day is but a repetition of the 
routine just detailed with an occasional 
slight variation.. 

In mountaineering, a portion of the 
time is ussally devoted to the hunting of 
wild and larger game. To tlie appre- 
ciative mind for the sublime, and to the 
lover of the beautiful in this life, noth- 
ing holds comparison with the richness 
of the feiLst obtained by a week's com- 
panionship w-ith the wonderful freaks of 
nature as disphiyed in this region of the 
Rocky Range. And,in jioint of health, 
for enervated spirits, energy prostrated 
and recuperation in general, it simply 
has no ei|ual. 
Crreely, Colorado. 



BY J. n. UOFFKH. 

rilllli world evidently was never so 
-*- much in need of salvation as at the 
time wlien the generations worshiped 



the unkow-n (lod," w-hoin the Israelites 
professed to know. These Israelites, or 
at leii-st the Jews, or those among them 
who were known as Pharisees, regarded | the boisterous deep, also, subsided into 



the rest of mankind they looked upon 
as outcasts from Ood. In their religion 
thev were very zealous, but towards 
those whom they believed to be rejected 
liv (jori, they were intolerant. 

When these Israelites, ivho were no 
longer anation, had probabh the strong- 
est hojies of speedy deliverance flora the 
oppression under which they groaned, 
and of the restoration to a people, as in 
ages past, in fulfillment of the words of 
their prophets, as understood by them, 
tliere appeared among them a man ol 
very humble parentage and appearance, 
will! called to these devoted people, ask- 
ing iheni to repent, " for the kingdom 
of heaven is at hand." They probably 
suiiposed that if the heavenly kingdom 
was indeed at hand, it came as a reward 
for their devotion and zeal ; and they 
weie no doubt indignant when they 
heard this carpenter's Son ask them to 
repent. They knew the young man, 
who was born in a stable in one of their 
villages. Little notice was therefore 
taken of him as he went about selecting 
a few persons of like humble parentage 
and ]iosition, and with them traveled 
throughout the country, declaring to 
these very religious Israelites that they 
were hypocrites, and had need of deep 
repentance. But the humbler of the 
ppojde felt themselves irresistably drawn 
after him ; and those whom he called, at 
once obeyed, leaving friends and prop- 
erty, without even asking whither be 
was going. 

The humble people, who asked not 
whence lie came or whither he was go- 
ing, but looked to his character and 
works, w'ere by no means left without 
encouragement; for he not only preach- 
ed the (Jospel to the poor, declaring 
those blessed who were poor id spirit, 
who mourned, who were weak, who 
hungered and thireted after righteous- 
ness, and who were merciful, pure in 
heart and peacemakers, but he also 
" healed all manner of sickness and all 
manner of diseases among the people," 
and continually went about "doing 
good." All these things he did in the 
humblest way; asking even those whom 
he healed, not to make it public. But 
the doings of the proud and self- right 
eons amongthe Jews, he denounced, call- 
ing tfiem *' blindness of the blind." 

This made him enemies of the lead- 
ers and those in authority; but among 
the common people he had many friends. 
Little, indeed, did those " learned in the 
law" see in this *' friend of publicans 
and sinners" that answered to their idea 
of the promised Messiah. 

t'nder these trying circumstances, 
when all the leading people were against 
him, he boldly declared that his follow- 
ers must eat his flesh and drink his blood. 
lle:iring this, many of his disciples even 
said, " This is an hard saying," and 
walked no more witli him. But undis 
mayed he turned to the twelve chosen 
ones, and said," Will ye also go away?" 
Nothing could have satisfied the peo- 
ple more than the reply of Peter, who, 
havingjust heard language fromliisMas- 
ter which was looked upon :is repul- 
sive, said to him, " Thou hast words of 
eternal life," even adding, " And we be- 
lieve, and are sure, that thou art the 
Christ, the Son of the living God." But 
Pcfer knew of what he afliirmed, for he 
had seen the M;ister miike the lame walk, 
the blind to see, the deaf and 'lumb to 
hcjirand speak; to turn water into wine; 
to feed thousands of hungry people with 
a few loaves and fishes; and even the 
dead he saw him restore to life. Yes, 



"a great calm" at his Master's voicp 
Nor did his constant followers see any. 
thing offensive in the assertion that they 
must eat the flesh and drink the blood 
of him whom they appreciated as gooj. 
ness and righteousness itself; for they 
had heard hiindeclare thoseliles.sed"who 
hunger and thirst after righteousness." 
AlthoUL'h thiae devoted men kneiv 
how unpopular their Master was amono 
the leading Israelites, and that he made 
no eft'ort to gain popularity or poivej, 
they nevertlieless hoped that he would 
restore Israel to be again a kingdom, for 
this they understood by the prophets, the 



proi 



lised Messiah would do. ,So 



were they of this, that they even diapm. 
ed among t hemselvea as to w-hom of them 
should be the greivtest in the new king, 
dom; and two of them asked for special 
positions therein. What kingdom did 
they e.\pect he would establish, whom 
" the winds and the sea obey," who 
healed the people of their infirmities and 
brought the dead to life again! For 
such a King they might well be willing 
to endure hardships and abuses. None 
of the disciples were as ready to fight fur 
the Master as Peter, and on more than 
one occasion did he show that he ex- 
pected to be well rew-arded for this de- 
votion. 

Could it be possible that the man win, 
rejieatedly showed that he knew tli- 
thoughts of the people, would tolei-i;. 
a traitor among his chosen ones? K,,, 
the sake of gaining a little " filthy lu. 
ere," one of them betrayed hiin into tli.- 
hands of his bitterest enemies. ISiit 
while he w-as thus gratifying his lustfoi 
gain, he hardly e.vpected tliat any hai m 
could come to bis iVIaster; for lie kueu 
his powers, and that on a former ooc;i- 
ion he escaped " through the midst of 
them" when they bad him on the hill 
intendinir " to cast him down headlong." 
But in this eflbrt to indulge the love of 
money, the Shepherd was smitten and 
the sheep were scattered. 

Just before this h.appelied, the Master 
had said to his disciples, " He that 
hath no sword, let him sell his garments 
and buy one." This proiiably euciuii 
aged Peter to strike the enemy wi-l 
the sword, and wound a man. But li 
his spirit must have sunk in him, w li' 
the Master, whom he was defending, told 
him to put up his sword, and miracu- 
lously healing the wounded man, de- 
clared that he could have more than 
tw-elve legions of angels to defend Im 
And what a defence would this In 
been ? for one angel was known to have 
smitten eighty-five thousand Assyrians. 
I" it possible that the ^ man who had 
such a force at command, and w-ho bad 
shown his authority over storms anil 
fiends, would suffer a few timid men to 
take and lead him before unjust rulers, 
who would be sure to condemn him to 
death? 

The disciples had not comprehended 
the Master's words w-hen he said, " I aia 
not come to destroy, but to fulfill;" and, 
"My kingdom is not of this world;" nor 
when he spoke of his death and resur- 
rection. And seeing that his Mflstei" 
would not defend himself, nor allow oth- 
ers to do it, Peter, to avoid getting into 
trouble by being identified with him. 
now commenced to deny his Lord. But 
he still lingered near; for there scemcil 
to be an unconscious tie that held htiu. 

Karnestly yearning for his faltering 
disciples, the Lord turned his pitying cj'f* 
upon Peter, unmindful of his ovvn terri- 
ble fate which ho knew awaiteJ 1"™- 
Seeing this, Peter became conscious of 
his error, and "wept bitterly." ^^ "^ 
there eversuch a thing heard, thata mii»- 



Janiin^^y 



23 



a'iriK HHKTMHKISr ^VT A\'01<lv. 



, lie was. led iiw.iy to be crucified, lor 
;.rsbo«'etl iVom Lis Father, *' iiiauy 



J works,"' should only be concerned 
f r hi^ friends? " AVeep not for me, but 
for yourselves, and for your chil- 
said to those who followed 
Did IVttr How 



ffeei' 

dren."' ^' 

after ftU'l bewailed him, 



fully fonipi-' 



heml his Master's mission f 



The Lord was crucified and buned, 
nd thn 'if-"^t Peter was outrun by the 
other discijtles in going to the sepulcher 
. gj.^ whether it is true what tlie women 
dechu-ed, that the Master is risen. The 
body ^^''*-^ ""*" there; and Peter probably 
jjmou'nced to reason with biiiiself. 
wbfth'-r indeed the iMa»ter had nut laid 
^l^^wu his power in order to gain greater, 
f^ji- had h»' not said, '* I lay down my 
life, thiit I might take it again T' When 
be saw th(! risen Savior, his love for him 
wfts uo doubt stronger than ever. *' Pe- 
ter lovest thou nie?" was asked by th<! 
Lord on a later occjision. ' Why was 
tliis? r)i<l "ot Peter try to defend him? 
pid he not try to outrun tlie rest to meet 
jesu^ lifter the resurrection ? Being 
qrieved at the repetition of this question, 
Peter dedftred, " Lord Ihou kuowest all 
tilings, rltou knowest that I love thee." 
Uut the Lord's only reply was, " Feed 
mv lambs, feed my sheep." 

The Ma-ster had spoken many para- 
bles to his disciples; and in one of these, 
concerning the heavenly kingdom, he 
said that the King told those servants 
who were not aware that they ever min- 
istered tfl his wants, " Inasmu(!h as ye 
have done it unto one of the least of 
thi'^e uiy brethren, ye have done it unto 
ujc." Not only on the cross, but all tie 
time he was in the world, the Lord gave 
his life for his friends. He never did 
anything for his own gratification; and 
the only way he could be acceptably 
loved, was by loving as he did. 

Peter now, probably for the first time, 
understood ^vhat was meant by the 
words, '^ It is more blessed to give thar 
to receive:" and that to honor him who 
out of love died for others, like love 
must be shown ; for what else could the 
Lord have meant by telling him to feed 
the'lambs and sheep? With his want- 
ed zeal, he therefore went about doing 
what he believed the Lord thus required 
of him. 

But he had not yet comprehended the 
vastaess and universality of the Master's 
love. He still supposed salvation was 
limited to the deseeudauts of Jacob, who 
bad the literal Word of God; although 
he bad heard It said of his Master, that 
he was " the Lamb of God, w'hicli tak- 
etb away the sin of the world." He 
was to feed theMaster'slambsandsheep; 
but he was not yet aware that they were 
not all of the fold of Israel. 

In a vision Peter saw in a large vessel, 
let down from heaven, "all manner of 
fuurfooted beasts of the earth, and wild 
beasts, and creeping things, and fowls 
of the air," accompanied by a voice which 
said, " Kise Peter, kill and eat." Should 
a .Tew, as Peter was, be asked by a heav- 
enly voice, to eat anything that the law 
liad not promised clean? And in this 
vessel there must have been no clean 
beasts and fowls, for he exclaimed, -'Not 
80, Lord; for I have never eaten any- 
thing common or unclean." But the 
answer comes from heaven, " AVhat God 
bath eleansed, call not thou common." 
Was everything in that vessel therefore 
clean, even the creeping things? Peter 
would hardly Imve compreliended the 
*iiil force of that vision, had not just 
then, three men called unto him to come 
to the Gentile, Cornelius, who also had 
^en a vision, and was told to send for 
him. When he came to Cornelius and 



saw the divine blessing come upon him the world which the devil ort'ei-s von, 
and his friends, who were all Gentiles, for he will not keep his word, and if you 
he comprehended the character 'of his listen to him, your greatest good w!!! 
Master's love, and exclaiued, "Of a truth be destroyed. Profit 1 
I perceive that God is no respecter of tal adviee' 
persons, but in evi-ry nation, he that fear- 
eth him and worketh righteousness, is 
accejited of him." 

As. Peter learned to kno^^■ the true 



character of the Lord's love, so evident- 
ly do others in following him " in the 
regeneration." And bow gently are led 
out of their selfish love wlierem they 
are ever ready to defend their religion, 
or the Lord as they looked upun him; if 
they only Ijeiir in mind that tlie teachings 
of God's Word, as well as the L(»rd's 
earth life, nre all >iUMinn.Ml up in love 
to God the good and true, and to our 
fellow-beings. 
Mount .Tdij, Pa. 

EXPERIENCE AS A TEACHER. 



rjlITAT experience is the best and most 
"^ thorough teacher in the various av- 
ocations of life, is an est:d))islu-d and 
generally admitted fact. Those who 
have been educated in the school of e.\- 
perience are regarded as safe and relia- 
ble. As one pretty well schooled, I feel, 
by way of encouragement ami advice, to 
say a few words to others. 

In the reflection of my own experience 
I feel nervous and my hand trembles 
while I write. I have trodden the gid- 
»ly paths of youth— •! have seen and felt 
that, youtful hopes are seldom realiz- 
ed ; I have seen the vigorous frames 
of young men di-op suddenly in death; 
I have observed the blooming cheeks of 
the robust youngmaidensuddeuly eclips- 
ed in the pale palor of death; I have 
hearH and felt the groanings of disap- 
pointments, I know by actual experience 
that "Man is of few days and full of 
trouble." I have learned that earth's 
greatest enjoyments are delusive; its best 
friendships limited; its ordinary sympa- 
thy treacherous. I have walked through 
the (to the flesh) luxuriant valley of sin ; 
and, with Solomon, can say, '' all is van- 
ity and vexation of spirit." I have 
learned that the enjoyments found in the 
path of sin, are not substantial, hence 
say to you, could your hopes of true 
pleasure, ti ue character and true success 
on that foundation of which Christ is 
the chief corner-stone. There, amidst 
the fadings of earth's pleasures, the visi- 
tation of its disappointments, the treach- 
ery anfl coldness of its friendship, you 
will have an anchor on which to lean. 
When adversity comes, when friends 
fail, when health decays and the sorrows 
of death summoned you, you can say, 
" it is well." 

Aged sinner, a few words to you. 
Think back, is not all I have said in re- 
gard to sin true? Does it not accord 
with your own personal experienced 
Think back, view yourself in the mirror 
of the past; think of the many blight- 
ed hopes in your own experience; think 
of the many sad disappointments you 
have met; think of the fleetuess of time, 
and tell me does not that thorough 
teacher, experience, tell vou it is high 
time to change, and make the glorious 
promises of heaven your safe prop while 
on the verge of the tomb? You know 
that what I have stated in this short and 
mperfect article, is hardly a drop in the 



»y the e.xperinien 
he aged veteran of Cbri.st 
gives you. Make the Cross your stand 
ard and your hopes of moral, social and 
spiritual purity will be realized. The 
thorns of earth will be in full bloom for 
you witli the roses of heaven. 

To the tried Christian, I would say I 
know bow to sympathize with you. 1 
have experienced your sorrows and feel- 
ings of disappointment; I have been 
surrounded by the sorrow of death; I 
have trodden the gloomy road of ad 
versity: I have felt the pangs eiiu!-ed by 
tr(.-afhero\i8 friemUhip; my eyes have 
been dazled by the liery arrows of the 
enemy when flying all around me in the 
darkness of spiritual midnight. I have 
ielt the conseiousuess of my own weak- 
ness and temleney to evil. But amidst 
all this, I cjiu say, that I experieiu-ed 
the help and consolation of heaven. 
Wlien sui-rounded by death's sorrows, 
and loved ones were falling as it were, 
to the right and to the left, and my i;arc 
win-i^ greeted with the doleful sound of 
the tomb, my heart's burden and sorrow 
were lightened by the cheering promise 
of the Muster. When almost discour- 
aged by adverse circumstances iu life, 1 
have felt, through the medium of God's 
promises, the rest prepared for the peo- 
ple of God. When pushed by the band 
of ti-eacherous friendship, I have felt 
and experienced that in Christ I had a 
true Friend, and have found vvarm, sym 
pathizing hearts among the passers by 
In short, 1 can testify, from actual ex 
perience, that the Lord will indeed be 
with us in .six troubles, and not forsake 
us in the seventh. God forbid that we 
should glory in anything, save in the 
(Ji'oss of Christ. 

Tried soldier of the Cross, be firm 
amidst the shouts of the inhabitants of 
bliss. You will soon be crowned v\"ith 
victory through him who loved us, and 
gave himself for us. 

May God help all to a saving kuowl- 
edsre of the truth. What we have felt 
and seen, with confidence, we tell. 



d.velwpment, and ih.-n- i^ un point of 

a.iainiiient at which the M.nt i^^atinfied, 
but is intently reaching forwm-d to high- 
er and nobler aciiuisitions. 

The mode of assimilations in the spir- 
itual world, are analogous to the growth 
in the natural world. At fir^tisonly the 
embryo iu the new birth, but finally 
arives to the full statue of the man, Christ 
Jesus. In the woik of regeneration, 
Christ is received within us, the hope of 
glory, for if we liave not the Spirit of 
our blessed Savior, we cannot elaimany 
inheritance in those "many mansions 
prepared" for us, in our Father's king- 
dom. Saints are siudying iu order to 
show themselves approved, and thai 
their proliting rn^iy appear to all. God 
has many good gifts to bestow npon his 
children yet; be always witbliolds (hem 
till they can appreciate sueii heavenly 
blessings. They are not apr to covet 
anything while entirely igunraat of its 
worth, hence we see the utility of «pir. 
itual enlightenment that we may " covet 
the best gifts," which the Creator is 
willing to dispense to every ton and 
daughter of Adam's race. Wbi-ii the 
renewed mind is fully eonseious of it« 
high ami iuuaortal destiny, ii will de- 
sire to liring all within its reaeh, also to 
enjoy the rieh provisions flowing to 
those who have tasteil of the -.'ood word 
of God. 

The Christian looks forward for a bet- 
ter state of tilings, when his warfare on 
earth terminates; yes, the irue believer 
is assured of an eternal assoeiation with 
Christ and the redeemed ones uf earth, 
and the high orders of angelie hosts, 
there to join with them iu ascribing all 
praise and adoration to him, \\ !io is the 
only Potentateand Sovereign of the uni- 
verse." "Great and marveloii-- are thy 
works, Lord (iod Almighty."* just and 
true are thy ways, King of saints." 



HEAVENLY ASPIRATIONS. 



HV JAMES WIItT. 

"Covet earnestly the best gifta." 1 Cor VI: 
31. 

rpHIS is a command given by the in- 
-^ spired apostleto believers in Christ, 
those of his day who were called to be 
saints. 

The devoted follower of Jesus, by 
I'ightly applying himself to the study of 
God's revealed truth, contained in the 
Bible, may come to ascertain the pre 
scribed means foracrpiiringtbo.se divine 
gifts, promised to those who do not be- 
come " weary in well-doing," but are 
continually an.xious to secure to them- 
selves *' glory, honor and immortality." 
Tliere are many inducements for the 
child of God to assiduously strive, 
though iu a lawful way, to attaiu to a 
high degree of moral excellence, know- 
ing there is none attainal>le without 
great labor; be will meditate upon and 
be guarded by the counsels of Jehovah. 
Our advancement in the divine life, 
depends upon our exertions and a duti- 
ful compliance to all tlie precepts and 
exambles of our divine Pattern, and by 



A RICH FOOL. 

^OMK of you have perhaps heard of 
^ that ricli man, who, when a friend 
called on him forsomethiug fur the Chris- 
tian comudssion, drew bis cheek at once 
for :?H),00(). He took the gentleman to 
the cupola yonder. The old man said, 
■' That land is mine Jia far as you can 
see." He told him to look at the pas- 
ture for thirty miles around and see all 
tliose cattle. "Thos-.' are all mine," he 
said. He took him to another point and 
showed him houses and gardens and 
stacks stri'tcbing away, and said, "These 
are all mine." He then pointed to the 
to^^■n near by' where w ere large build- 
ings, ■• These are all mine." The wh(d« 
of this is mine. 

I came to the West a poor boy, and 
have earned all this myself." Wheu he 
got through, the gentleman said, "Well 
what have you got up yonder?" The 
old man's countenance fell, and he ask- 
ed, "what do you mean?" *'What have 
you got in heaven ?" " 1 haven't got 
anything there," the old uiau said. 
" Isit possible a man of your ability, 
discredence and prudence would enter 
eternitv a pauper?" the friend said. 
But a few months from that time the 
man died as he lived. The world may 
say he was rich, but the Won! of God 
says he was a fool.^a Moody. — Sel. 



To neglect, at any time, preparation 

for death, is to sleep at our post at a 

seige; to omit it in old age, i.-^ to sleep 
doing 30, enai-les us to " Krovv m grace , ^^^ ^__ ^^^^^^ 



bucket. For your soul's sake, profit by 

your past experience. anil in tlie knowledge of the truth as it 

Young Christian, a few remarks to is in Jeaus." i Trui- ministers, in the .leUvery 

you. I can sympathize with you. Dis- ] The human mind is susceptible of in- their sermons, fear none but God, an 
dain an acceptance of the delusive and finite degrees of advancement in the dare say anything that (iod ixin 
fascinating (to the flesh), pleasures of line of moral [irogression, and spiritual minds. 



I liKK>r AT WOIiK. 



Januaiy ^j. 



The Brethren at Work, 

PUBLISHBD WHEKI-r. 



J H MOORE, 

M. M. ESHELMAN 



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' OiR ro«den. will |.l«i« eicu,- u- .1 tl.« it^m ! Sour, one informed us that at « certain meet- 
dfp«rt.„ent of th.. ,..,-r tlnn m.K .« uU -o in- ing «n effort w-, n.ad. to r..« n^.:d uioDey to 
■ ■ * holding cjirry on Ugally appointed .-uissiou^ry «ork. hut 

U, twi-lvf ■ Ihaf the eldem and deacons took astandHgaiu-t 



or ilmfls, 



filruli. If* 
oflllcoied free. r<i«in|to ■m 



, , n ,1 . ^ I I ' -uii 01 tlM* per *"- 
ill ivniJ iia rl|[ht nxiir* 

r aii'l fttx>*E ilip nin'* 

. I n-n p*r cont., "likh 

i.,lnw..l iiuu> di'' money l^f.-rr •'■n'tinR 1« 

irni l.y I'oX*! iMcm. IlP(h«"r*.l ^-^^^'^ 

rlj' n-liIrM-cI. "iil '<* 



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io* thould he ftJiIrcMi 






UOO&E A E6HELUAU. 

lASiik, Cimll Co..ni 



UlfAa5.1LI... 



JAIIUARY 33, 1879 



TnKfiddriM^-ol Mo-.-M liriihiiKr i-* clutng*- 
from VirJ.'iJ. Mucotipin Co., Ill.,to (iirtird.saiiK^' 
connty and Sinle. 

SoMB inittttkifi occum-d in our Iifwlily prejHir- 
ed index liwt ww-k. Tltin notict' will Iw a -iifli- 
cioiit iipology. 

Thk Brcthn-ii lit \V.iddtiiii"iiGtovclu-ld mf*-t- 
injtH ,'vi-ry niylit (or llin'i- w.-i'kH. Tlu-y cIo«id 
ww'k before la->t. 

BiuiTUKFi Rnofli ICI.y w(w lioMinK mcftinK- 
in till- Vrllow Croi-U conKrcRfition liwt m-i-U, ut 
the Studcliiilicr ni'-i-tinK-lioiiMC. 

TliK Hrcihn.nut llidtory Orovi; ludd nmrU 
ing iill lo-t we. k. Wn w(fr« witli tlu'ni «fvprjil 
niRlit*. Tlic intercBt was pxcclli-nl. »i"l t'ui- 
grogntions good. 

Thk cmM w.-iiMiT ii fuid 1o luivf i)r'>duci'd iin 
i(:« liridg.' over tin- Niugimi I{iv(.«r. It Mpftin 
till" rivtT ju-t lii'lnw (III- Fnlk niid in nciiily i> 

iiiili- in Icnglli. 

• ■♦■• 
HitOTiiHli S. Corn-11 fiiy*: " I noliti' n I'vw 
niiHtiikpH in Oliituiu-y notiti-s in Vol, 1, No. L,'. 
Tlic* niiiiio Ci)rrcl Mliould lifi GorMl, and Wiiyiic 
Co, Ind., sliould Iji* Wiiyno Co., Ohio, 

* Hntnilrii Uiinii'l Milli-r lofi Ift«i wnOc for ill'- 
WiHPonsin miBKinn lii'ld, with the iiitciitinn of 
Hppndiiig Rcvrnil wt-vUtt prtiuliine, Hiothrr 
Ddvid F. Ehy iicconipiinii'd liiiii. 

Tint Biwthn-n (it iJutcbtowu lu'ld niglil 
mooting'* nil Inut wi'i»k. Wo went with tlleni 
pint of the tiiiii'. rorisrcgations ffiir and infci- 
Bnt f;ood. 

nuoTiiKii U, W. Stricklftr writoH thrit broth- 
er Diinii'l \'iiniiiiiiu i« Imvilig very ijitorestiiij.' 
ii»>Mtiti(jH lit Loniini', AditTnH Co.. III. Congi'*- 
f^ntions large niid Iht' IicHt of iiiten'Mt, Oiiu 
rando thi^ good confeiuioii, and otlicia iilmoet 
ponundi'i^ 

Wk bpg pftrtlon for n iimnWr of typocmpli- 
icrtl pri'iir* wliicli opciirrcd in Iiwt i»KUO. Much 
oilic" work prevenfed us from rending tin- |)voof 
as rnrcfiilly iis we woultl like (o Imvc done. 1' 
tiikes tin iiinnciiHt' nmonnt of work imd clnKr- 
wuloliiiig 1o avoid erron-. 



Jii^tsoch 



tcn-xling a» ihuhI, tu* f-wcb of u* wn» 

meclingn at diir.irnt (Mjintc. from l*-n I , ---. ,,, . 

m.l«. aw.v fr tl.„ .,ir..*. .I„l,. tl,.. m^r »a. it. »..d henc m,lhmg co,Ud Wdono, 

put in lji»...n.lllKT<-l..re co..ld m.1 be at Ih^ ! »«rk a- lh.t ,- wh.l hart, th.- c.tt«-. K*" 

i.f tlie(jo-p.l. ought to be tnsuoiple* ol tUe 
Ho.rk and do all in th'-ir power to hi-lp the good 
c;i.i».- alung. \Vh.«ver h4^ard of llie eldt-rs and 
d'^acond, in the apMtolic time*, opposing mis- 
work?' Tlieir mission was to "preach 



: 



Bm/rniTH Lomut! Ililbry, 'y^^-n lawt heanl 
from, was prca4:bing in Ogden. (Champaign Co. 

III. BrothiT John V. Soavely ww ai-i^ting 
liini. Thpy tlioiigbt of i.p-'nding "orne tim*^ ifi 
that county, .and lik<-Jy hold nie'-tingwal ^<•*e^al 
points. Ilopf (tutowH will crown their (-(Tort*-. 
ns Ihftt chiirrh needw h<-Ip in the niini«trj-. May 
(iwl bleu and help thern. 

Tub Bible K^-ri-ion Comraltt**- iBprogreMinK 

finoly with their work. The Engli*ih r*rvi«ieni 
hav)' (ximpleh-d fhi- New Te«tnnii-nt. iind ^-ent 
the result of tb' ir labore to (be Aiiieri.-an revin- 
ef". In a few diiyH we »hall likely have a piiJ»- 
li-licd -dition of the Hevis^d New T.-ntament. 
(t ii thought by wiine that i*. will gradualfy 
miperwdo the coniiiion revi»ion no long in uw. 

BrtoTHKK D. It. OiUon. writing from South 
B^nd, Ind.. «ay*: " Ph-a-e nay through your pa- 
per that I will cloHO my evangelJHtic labors in n 
few dnyM on account of buiiine»« arrange- 
mentH that reqitiro my immediate nUention at 
home. Hope thin will be Halihfaclory fo thoj-e 
cb'un'heH defiriiig my mrvicee. I will give due 
iiofice when I i nier the field (igaiii. Bapfi'in 
y.Hterday. Congregations large and good in- 
tero*-l.'* 

" Goo;) NKWrt " in t he beading of an excellent 
piece of poetry, written by liro. Oror«e I). y.»\- 
bir". of Hickory Grove, 111., and (lubliNlu-d on 
-eeond page of thlH i«Hue. The n.ini«ter« who 
have preached at that place can see how tlieir 
abitri* lire appreciufed by the kind-hearted 
uieniberM who rei-ide there. Brother George io 
wliat we call a "born poet." Me ia ii poet be 
eauHe nature mnde him ouch. 

• ■^-* 

''IIf)W IT fft Du.nk" in (he title of an interest 
ing vol nine received from tin- Fidelity Publishing 
Conipiiny. Chicago, III. Tint book proposes (o 
tell how Hie public in Hwindled by lightning rod 
peddit Ti'. cfinnty map upent)*, and Hhar))ers gen- 
erally. T^o book JM well worth rending, mu! is 
c;i!eiibifed to put famierfl on their guard against 
Muindlen', travi'ling agents, &c. Price $1 00. 
AddrcHH I'^delity PublinhingCo., 1H2 Dearborn 
St,, Chicago. _ 

Do not fail to read Bro. R. H. Miller's article, 
publiHhed on the lirst page of this i.nfiue. It 
liealu a Kubject that hoa been too mudi neglect- 
ed among Uic Bretliren. The childran and 
yout li of our pcoi)le have not received the prop- 
er altentifin religiously — their religious educa- 
tion liiti been greatly neglected, thus leavinir 
many of them to grow up witliout a proper 
knowledge of the teachings of the Bible. Since 
it i» with tlie youth and riding generation that 
the government of tlie church must one day be 
left, it is highly necessary that they be well 
h-ained for tho work. 



monary . 

theOiwpel to every creature." and do all m their 
power to sprvad the truth. Men who oppose 
lh» spreading of the Gospel oppose the very 
work the apfwtle* loot th<ir hvea in trying to 
do. " Ww unto me, if I preach not the Go? 
pel " iihould be a warning to evcrj- Christian. 



A 



BTtoTHKit Marh'ii Meyers hat been holding 
some meetings at Erie, about 30 miles iiorth- 
eoKt of Hock Inland. A good interest win man- 
ifested. He expects to return this week mid 
spend considerable time working iij) the inter- 
est there. 

Onr of our subscribers writes tliu-*; " I nm 
reqilested by the Baptists in onr neiglilwrhood. 
to writ4> you for trnct.s and pamphlets, and es- 
pecially Bro. .1. W. Stein's ' Why I Left the 
Baptist Church.' Send me some and I will 
distribute them, believing they will do good." 

TltK CItrixtittu StnniliirJ says: " Information 
received in Wiwhing^ton is to the effect that a 
plan has actually been comidefcd by leading 
.Jews for the purchase of Palestine. The de- 
taila are not given, but it is confidently asserted 
that the long cherished scheme of Jewinh patri 
ots is about to be accomplished." 

Whkn- strangers or outsiders come to meet- 
ing, make a special effort to give them front 
seats, where they can bear (he Word preachfd. 
We want to see them cotiverled, and the closer 
they are to the preacher (he more effectually 
that can be done. Take 8i)ecial pains to nccom- 
moilate and make them feel that they are wel- 
comed. In this way their regular attendance 
at meetings may be secured, and thereby their 
con*-fr ion effected. 



Hkugioi'S people oro sometimes too carftioS^" 
about apparently small things, which, if proj)- 
erly attended to, would add much to the inler- 
ent of others. If n strange brother or sister 
(omos to mooting it is frequently the case that 
we do not pay suflicient attention to them; we 
salute those we know, but make no spa-inf effort 
to become ncquaiuted with etrangers. This i: 
not right. If a strange brothec or sister come.' 
into the eongregatiou do your utmost to make 
them feel at home; make a special effort (o be- 
came acquainted with them, and introduce them 
U> all the others; do not feel backward about it, 
but walk riglit up to them, learn their name, 
biii tliem God speed, make tlieiu feel h!ipi>y, and 
thus help the cause along. 

An old brother visited a place some week* 
ago, for the purpose of holding a series of meet- 
ings. The people told him that they feared the 
young people would gmitly disturb his meeting, 
a* they were in the habit of talking and making 
a noise in time of preaehing. The old preacher 
told them he would attend to that. So when 
the congregation gathered, he went back among 
the young people and wanted to know if they 
could sing? He found out what hymn^ they 
could sing, and succeeded in getting them to 
sing. Me let them sing quite awhile. Then 
after prayer a short time was spent preaching, 
and tiieii more singiny. Tho next evening the 
same way, until the people became greatly iu- 
ten-sted, and not one particle of disturbance 
during the meeting. This was far better than 
scolding the people for their misconduct. i 



A HINT TO PREACHERS 

FASHIONABLE young lady was he.ird to 
remark: " I do n-.t fee! right when I go to 
ourihurc-h. When I see our minister dr*-sstd 
in the hiebt of fanhion I do not feel good. It 
is an example to us who are younger. And 
there is bis wife, dresshd in the finest style: it 
is a temptation for us to dress fine, loo, O, I do 
wif.b the minister and his wife would dress 
plainer. It would be such a great lielp to us." 
We would to God that all fashionably at- 
tired mini^ter,^ could re ilize what they arcdoing 
toward degrading Christianity. They are lead- 
ing the church Mill farther down into ruin un- 
til finally it will become no better than the 
world. Woe be unto them in the final judg- 
ment, when the damnation of thousands will be 
traced to the unfaithfulness of ministers, who. 
iij(.tead of being the leaders of fashion, should 
be ensamples to the flock. A corrupted minis- 
try will end in a corrupted church, and both go 
to ruin together. 

Then tlieir wives should he models in the 
-cliurch. If tliere is' any woman in the world 
who ought to dress plainly it is the preacher's 
wile. They have more influence in that way 
lluiii they arc generally aware of. As a gener- 
al thing, a fashionable preacher's wife is dressed 
tilt finest of any person in the congregation. 
Instead of beinj.' an ensaiuple to younger wo- 
men -leading them into (be way of Mirtplicity 
and righteousness, they beconu the leaders of 
Cushion, and thus bring the church on a level 
with tlie world. 

Even among our own people there are some 
whose hearts are yojuning fur fashions. They 
ioiig for the day when our church government 
will not be so strict, and they can be permitted 
to adorn themselves as they please. Such per- 
sons know not the consequences of that they 
wish; they know not the ruin they would bring 
on tlie church of God if they could but have 
their own way. If these persons could see some 
of the exchanges received at this office, and read 
how many pious hearts are bleeding over the 
Corruption creeping into the popular churches, 
they would get down on their knees, and pvf\y 
God to keep the Brethren's church free from 
this sin. Even John WeBley,in hisday, lament- 
ed over the condition of his people when he 
.-iaW luiW they were bringing their fashions and 
styles int'J the chtircb. I pray God that our 
church may bo kept free from this sin, and may 
God grant that all onr ministers and their 
wives may be good Piisamples to the flock. 



LOST ARTS. 

in his lecture on 



. H. U. 



MU. Philips, in his lecture on "Lost Arts, 
takes some of the conceit out ft*' tlte Amer- 
ican people. While reading his lecture I almost 
concluded that, surely " there is nothing new 
under the sun." It is generally supposed that 
the ancients knew nothing of glass, but Mr. 
Philips cites numerous instances to show that 
even in the time of the Savior glass was manu^ 
lactured, and that in many respects it was supe- 
rior to that of the present day. It was malleable, 
and could be bent and twisted around like leath- 
er. Take the Egyptian painted glass, and you 
can saw it it'to layers, and every layer has upon 
it the original picture jwrfect. The color was 
in some way struck straight through the glass. 
He also shows that the ancients used spy- 
glasses of a very superior character. The paint- 
ing done by the Egyptians three thousand 
yean* ago, is as bright to-day as when finished. 
He mentioned what is known as tlie " Damas- 
cus sword," made of steel, that can W bent like 
lead, yet as sharp as a razor. This is more than 
the best of Americans can produce. 



■ Did the aot ieiit« have rwilwayt? Iltr«i4,jy^ 
says that rails were laid from the quarritg t© 
Thebes. 150 miles, and they carried these blocks 
uf stone I H them by machinery. That tnmt 
ni.-an locomotives. It i* claimed that the an- 
cients h*l steambo tl» — we know they bad 
steam." 

LepMCUs wa^ sent (o Carthage to examine th^ 
ruins. He say-.: -I have seen carv«l on ibt 
ruins of Carthage wvry known spinning m^ 
chine in Europe." This carving was done a 
thousand ye^rs liefore the Europeans invented 
the spinning machine. They did not i^Q^^ 
that they were t'^ed by the ancients a Ihuusand 
year* Ijefore thai time. Thus it is shown that 
we, with all our iniprcivemeut^, are not so fiy, 
ahead of the aiuitnts niter all. .i, h a, 

TRINE IMMERSION. 



Iirough 



I ill. J. P. Durbin. while traveling tli 
X) Syria, visited many places of interest 
amoiiir which whs Pliiladelphia, where St. I'an] 
founded a church, being one of the seven of 
Asia. This, the doctor ^8ys, is still in existence 
und the only one founded by tlie great Apostle. 
I3y reading the first chapter of the Bevelationg 
the reader will find all but this one had iq a 
measure retrograded from their first principles 
and the different woes pronounced against them 
if they would not repent from their sins, which 
they did not, and consequently suffered the pen- 
alties of their folly. 

To the church of Philadelphia it was said: 
" I know thy works; behold 1 have set before 
thee an open door, and no man can shut it, fo^ 
thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my 
word, and hast not denied ray name. Behnld I 
will make them of the synagogue of Satan, 
which .say they are Jews, and are not, but do 
lie, behold I will make them to come and wor- 
ship before thy feet, and to know that I luved 
thee. Because thou hast kept the word of my 
patience, 1 also will keep thee from the hour of 
temptation which shall come npon all the world 
to try them that dwell upon the earth," Rev. 
3: 8-10. 

Dr. D. says tliat, through all the great per- 
secution of the churches, the Wars in the East 
and the inculcation of false doctrines, the prom- 
ise has been verified to the letter, and to day 
3,000 Christian Greeks are permitted to worship 
there, The Greeks practice trine immersion, 
showing conclusively that this was the ancient 
mode of initiating believers into the Church of 
CiniBt—Iirrthrtn'sMfiocate. 



GOD BLESSING OUR WORK. 

A FAITHFUL worker in the Master's cuu.^e 
writes thus: 

" God did not bless our labors through our 
last short series of meetings with any ndditioi.8. 
What the reasons are, God only kuosvs. I be- 
lieve it was not in the fault of thochurch, neith- 
er do I believe it was in the fault of the preach- 
ing; for I believe it was with ^oyoi." 

We sometimes feaa that r^aiutn often look ul 
the wrong direction for blessings. U is com- 
mon Ui POppose that a meeting is not o.S*!*ff 
unless tht?rf «(re additions to the church. Then 
again, many su/^ff'^e that a minister who can- 
not bring his scoreS Into the church, is not an 
able preacher — is not tho man to build up and 
instruct the church. 

Of course it is encouraging jifttf desirable io 
see sinners come flocking home to God, and ev- 
ery lover of the kingdom will ;>ray fo:* the suc- 
cess of the cause in this respect, but do BOtlet 
us conclude that God does not bless a meStliDg- 
pst because there are no additions. I belieVe 
there are many good and profitable meeting^' 
even where no one unites with the church. 
The church needs instruction utid encourage- 
ment, and that is one object of preaching. To 
determine the succ(«» of a meeting by the num- 
ber of additions to the church is not always the 
best method. It would be more advisable for 
all parties to do their duty in full and leave the 
result with the Lord. Plant the good seed, let 
others- witter and God will give the increaee. 
Do not Inmenfc over the want of success because 
you cannot see the immediate success of your 
labors. Preach the Word in its simplicity: 
God's Word will not return to him void. The 
coming judgment \7il! reveal the effect. 

— -— — _^— , ^- "• ^' 

The Brethren at Lanark expect to commence 
a series of meetings Thursday evening, Jan. 23. 
Hope the ministering brstbwiv wH' eaJl '" ^^ 
help us. 



„ unary 



Q3 



THE X^KKTHliE>;r J^T AVOKIC. 



'^QtJT THE HOLY LAICD. 



Jerusalem — witnesses to the uiRnrelous accura. 
«y of the Word. 

ir^TlXE. or th^ Holy Lai..l, a« it U most '"'*"' *^'""ft*P » 

nilvcalM.K atouiitryof wfstern ''f^'^e Holy Lnn-i MifficieHtly confirms the state- 
Piit-Hof the Holy l\ige. When "the south 
wind hlows," there is heat. (Luke 12; oo). 
U'htn a rldud arL«es in the west, there is rain. 
The Orientiil year is still divided 
into >efison3 l.y the fall of the early and lute 
raius: and any marked defitiency in the ruiu- 



ff-1'" 



irdiM on the Mediterraiitau Sea. 
Iti 



A*'** " f^,f,j,s the western bomidiiry. 
t the' "ft'"'* latitude as Georgia, 
^ an excellent climate. It ia ahout flwALuke 12: 54). 
^'- J length, and has an average hrertdth ol 
""' ili's; »^'^ lii.Ol'O square miles, and i>opula- 

iiaiuL- Palestine is derived from Philistia. 
name of a narrow .■^trii) <if country 



falls of the season is still followed hy ternl.l. 
drouths, acconipaniid by famiiie. disease and 
death. 

The nisi'ascs 



Tlie 

„ ,jl,jug the Mediterranean Sea. and in th. 
*■"" Vr" I"""*' **' '''"^ ^^"'^ Land. It is truly a are of the .same types :is those that existed in 



^. j^f bills and valleys" and remarkably *lie scriptural days, and so heur witness to 

ratfd fr*"" "*''^'' countrita by mountains scriptural truth. Around the Sea of Gali 
*' jgjerts. Its only seaport is Jaffa, about 30 f»^ver abounds, such as prostrated the littl 



toil 

miks fro'» 
., tlR' I'niJ '■'^''-^ rapidly till it ,. 
■ ht, and then recedes t» 



sideral 



l.le li 



Jerusalem. From the coast on the /lausliter of Jainis, and the mother-in-law of 
ihes a con-jPeter. At Bethany sudden and fatal diseases 
the east till; 'ire experienced like that wliich overcame Laz 
f.ii:hed. 



■ Jurdan and Deiid Sea ii 



avus, whom Jesus loved. Sun-strokes 



[he rt^fi' 
Ih m;il*>'i2: '*" ^"1*^"'"'^'''°" "*^ **"' '^"'^ ^'''"'^■j^"'""'0" "P"" the plaiu^ as when the son of 

therein ii«''>'"S *'"^*' ''" interests the Chrisfii!n'the Shunauiite woman fell under its influence. 

Leprosy, in it^ utmost loathsomenes-S. 
is OS prevalent as when Mo-^^es made it 
a type of mortal siu, and Jesus Christ 
of his power to heal. Blindness is 
fearfully frequent. In the town of 
Lydda, at lea^t one-third uf the inhab- 
itants are blind. Audthe blind still 
sit by the wayside begging, clamoring 
lor aid in those pitiable notes tliat 
moved the pitying heart of the Lord. 




Domestic Life. 



tion that he is standing upon " the old ways," 
the ways of Ood. All the sacred places an- 
there, there just where they sliotildbe, to answer 
the requirements of the holy narrative. There 
IS Bethlehem; you can almost fancy you mw 
the eastern star pointing to it, the birth place 
of Jesus. And there Bethany, Bethel. .lericho, 
Jerusalem, Joppa. Shiloh, Shechem, Samaria. 
Xain, Nazareth. Tibena.>i, (^aporuauni. Dan, 
P.imascus, Gibal, Sidon, Sarepta. Tyre. Acre. 
Cesarea. Gaza. Boershoha. and Uehron" Look- 
ing more closely we Bnd Getbsemane, where 
Je.-^us was betrayfd. and Aceldama, houglit 
with the price of that (reason; Siloam and Gi- 
lion. All the memorable localities may be 
Umnd. aHecting our minds like well-remomberi'd 
features upon the countenances of the well- 
beluwd. 

Foil iita ins. 

The fountains are there that used to slulte the 
thii-st of the prophets, pritsts iind kinys; that 
of Elisha, near Jericho, and of David, near 
Hebron; and of Joab, at Gibeon; the wells at 
Bethlehem and Shechem. and many other 
from which the traveler rejoices 'o drink and 
he refreshed. 



THE OLD ORDER. 



The domestic life of the inhabitants 
of Palestine, as it was so vividly depict- 
ed by the Bible writers, has remained 
substantially unchanged for forty 
turies, luid so beai-s its part of Bible 
testimony. In the sultry liour of noon 
the people still sit under " their own 
vine and tig tree," and sleep at night 
in booths upon the house-tops. Thi 
bread they eat is still tbat daily bread 
for which Jesus taught ua to pruy— 
thin, small loaves, live imikiiig a meal, 
balled once a day, and always eaten 
fresh. New wine is still kept in new 
buttles, and .so " both are preserved." 
People recline at the table while e.it- 
ing. as they did at the Last Supper of 
Jesus. The sound of the grinding is 
still lieaid through the quiet night, 
the millstones small, and always turn- 
ed by women, as in t)ie oldeu time. 
The salt used U still of that sort that 
lazily loses its fiavor and cannot be 
traveler as to observe the abounding light that]^'"^*^^ »S'^»"- '^^^ virgins at the weddings still 
Mimtry of the Bible sheds upon the 5(Wc(7spy I i^o forth by night with lighted lamps to meet 



A 



Viewed from this stand-point, Palestine is 
grunt " Chiiniber of Imagery," in which every 
object may be iisei to interpret Scripture. Ev- 



the bridegroom. And the dead at fimerals are 
still carried without a coffin, upon an open bier, 
amid the death-songs of the minstrels and the 



erytree tliiit grows there, every flo 



that h'""''"^'*^^'^"^ of the mourning women. 



covers hillside or plain, every bird that attunesj 
' the morning echoes, every star that glitters. 

from heaven to suggest the glory beyond, every 
I fauntain whose water revives the thirsty travel ■ 

er-everythiug has a voice to explain this vol- 
, ume, and open hiddfn allnsions, making "dark 
■ ttiugs light," and crooked things straight. 
, • "Verily," cries aloud the cntluisiastic travel- 
! er when he first realizes this great fact, " Veril) 
i the God of t\mLa)td is the God of the Book 
! He has preserved the Land that our faith may 
I fce thoroughly confirmed in the Book." 

The Birds 
I ofthe Holy Land are tunefal -witnesses to the 



Farniiiii 

The farmers of the Holy Land still use the 
tools of labor and practice the systems of hus- 
bandry to which so many references are made 
upon the Sacred Page. Traveling there, we see 
Cain a " tiller of the earth," and Elisha " plow 
ing with a yoke of oxen." Whenever the rav- 
ages of war are intermitted for a season, the 
"round yields with its ancient abundance. 
Then " the mountains drop down sweet wine," 
as in the poetical figure of Joel, and "the hills 
How with milk." The olive tree still " sucks its 
oil from the flinty rock," and the honey-bee 
stores up her luscious tresisures in the hollow 
k. 



ffiiuy statements of the biblical narrative. StilH™'-' , , - , <■ t u i-i 

»,„ I 1 u. ,, .. ■ . J i.- f I. . Then the glowing words of Josephus are lit- 

ihe stork "kuoweth the appointed time of her' .^ , m, .i j i- i-nf 

rftm;„„ u 1 . .1 ■ tk. .1.,.^ >era y veriHed. Then the descriptions ot Moses 

wmmg; the eagle mount^th up in the clear,! ■> . , ■ i. i -i n 

i,i,.„„i ,, , ,, L\ u ! become again true, wherein he descnbes old 

ulue sky; the spaiTow chatters upon the house- "'^^^""^ , , t . i ii i i ■ 

i^r. J ,,. ., « ^ .. ■ . I. Canaan as a and of wheat and barley, and vines 

wp. and IS 80 d, ' five for a farthing ; the young ' ^''"'*«*" •" *• 



c 1,11 and fig treas, and pomegranates; a laud of oil, 
olive and honey; aland in which the inhabits 
ants eat bread without scarceness; there is nc 



ravens cry aloud to God for thi 

fowls ofthe air that ' sow not, neither reap, nor 

gather into bams,' are fed by our heavenly . . 

Fktlio,-" i\i\. c 1 iu„ 1, .«j lack of anything in it. 

dinner. Other references, under this head,; ^^ ■' . ^ 

"light be greatly multiplied. 

The Clotliiny 



The sower going forth to sow," still scatters 
a portion of his seed among the thorns and a 



"f the people in the "Holy Land is still of the portion upon the rocks and a portion by the 
«me fashions worn in distant limes. Customs wayside, where the fowls of the air come and 



°f ^ress, so whimsical and eccentric in our 
country, are as settled in the Orient as theeter- 
-tltcy never change. And no the girdle 



nal hill 



devour it up. -^nd still that which falls upon 
good ground " brings forth some thirty, some 
sixty, some an hundred fold." 

The (ieognivliy 



°f Judah, the sandals of the Gibeonites, the 

'nantleof Elijah, the tnrban of Daniel, thelof the Holy Land is a solemn witness that He 
cloak of Paul, and the seamless robe of Jesus. | who created the country inspired the Book, 
"^y all be met with any day iu the streets of The traveler cannot fail to experience the seusa- 



MSlltEll IV. 

The Faithful Minister— Afflictions and Distress- 
es WillCome— A Touching Letter— Through 
the Pearly Gales — "I will have Nothing 
Left"— God trios Man's Heart. 

MINISTER of the Lord Jesus is one who 
faithfully carries God's messngo to the 
people. Among the Gentile.i "they that itrr 
fjrcui exercise authority." '" But it ghall not be 
Nf* among you," says Jesus, " but whosoever will 
be great among you, let him be your minister.'' 
Is that all? No; but " whosoever will be fhirf 
auumg you, let him be your servant." Matt. 
20: 25, 20, 27. On another occa.-'ion the Lord 
said, " But let the greatest of you become your 
servant." Matt. 23: 11. From these pawagea 
we learn vfhere those who desire to be great 
and to be chief, shall bei)liiced. They mi»il be- 
come bervaDts, and servant implies muster, and 
master pru»>iii)>poses authority to say " (io,'~ and 
Come." This the church maintains ia btnng 
her right from Itomans 10: li>. She insists aj - 
on the privilege of saying " Go," and " Couie,'" 
so that the minister who reliises to go and cenne 
when called, is regarded as not perfonning his 
duty. Paul says to his son Timothy, " B» a 
good minister of Christ." 1 Tim. 4: tJ. Thit. 
every minister desHjes to be. Tliere is no ciwi- 
demiiation to him who labors to be <t ijtml uvAi- 
i^ter of Christ. And more; the man wko 
preaches (Ac H'f)r(/',.in st^ason and optof seascti, 
beani about in hia body the marks of the Lwd 
Jesus, is a good mirister. Hut atiisl yotiil inisi- 
isters must early learn to endfiwe 8ttiicti(,«i». 
necessities, distresses,- bufletinps, good fame and 
bad fame. They niUbt learn to be chastised, 
though not killed; p«or,yet makiDg manyriah; 
having nothing, yet possessing all things— 
Testimony— 2 Cor. 6>.l-12. 

These severe trial* and alflicSions, all g»otl 
ministers willingly endure, looking to the gneat 
Master for the crown. Tlie iniaislry ialiksa^d 
unto a man who hac^servaiits. Ho couimiuu^ed 
them to go out into bhe field an* .sow good mh d, 
which they willingly did, being obedient serv- 
ants; asking no wages, save their daily btead. 
They sowed the seed, andretuiaed tothei»nia- 
ter, who bade them get into th© wilderne** un- 
til he would call them to retwn. White they I 
were seeking their living aniid hardsh^. the 
master gathered the grain; sold it to meichiMit- 
meu, and increased- his land^. Then he called 
his servants and wnimanded. ihein to sow again, 
sending them otf as at first. I tell you the cries 
of them which sowed '' are watered in**). the ears 
of the Lord of Sabaoth." 

1 have before me a letter from which I shall 
glean a little, in order to show what comes to 
pass quite frequently: "-I have got into very 
straitened circumstances, having spent con 
siderable time in preaching, thus neglecting 
some things at homo. Of course there were 
losses here and there, and having interest to 
pay. and some debts of others.^my home mu?t 
now be .sold, and 1 know not where to go. 
do not want to abandon the cause, but I do feel 
that the miuisterrt have to endure much hatd' 
ness." Here was a devoted minister, one who 
loved the cause which he was called to defend, 
Hia calls were numerous. The funerals had to 
be attended to; home work in the church, and 



many other duties devolving upon a miniiit*r, 
called hiin from his secular labors. No one 
pitied him and his crops while he went about 
hia Father'.-) bu^inean. None there wen; who 
loved hiiu a.s they loved theniHelves. Poor min- 
isters! What if they are burdened, ca^t down, 
homeless, wanderer* from place to place, seeking 
every spare moment to collect from this broad 
i-arth the comforts and necessaries of life ? What 
it they long, and long tt> teach other* the way 
of life, whtuialledto feed tin- starving soul «-ith 
the Bread of Life? Yes, tchit! Shall they not 
be j;ladly welcomed '* over there " when worn 
out with labors and sorrow.s, they meet Jesus 
lace to face? Here they will forever appear in 
glory, but %vhere is the man who refused to bear 
some of the burden? Let him take his risks; I 
seek them not. To bunlen the ministry for fear 
that a little help might "spoil" it, is not the 
old onifr—uMi God's great and good arrange- 
ment. E'/iiitliti/ runs through Goil's plan of 
salvation from Alpha to Omega, and woe to 
him who tramples under foot that equality. 

I believe the great body of tlie choreh wants 
its ministers cun-d for— desires that they be 
made comfortable. It in only in certain local- 
ities whei-e it is supposed to be God's service to 
atUict and neglect a minister. It is the laity's 
business to look after the distrenyed ministers, 
and the congregation that neglects this duly, 
has certainly become Laodiceanized — neither 
cold nor hot, but very lukewiirm. 

'■ Will," says one, "there are »o many calls 
for aid. If 1 give to all, I will h:»Te nothing 
left." You put it too strong. The calls do not 
ii.sk for nlf you have. They seek only 'i little oi 
what belongs to the Lord; ami how do you 
know that the culla for you to let go a little, is 
not. Oiid'snielhod of trying you? IVrhanceyour 
heart has become so completely wrapt up in 
worldVy possessions, that calh have become 
necessary to strip olT the mantle of covetousness, 
and check the spirit of greed. You know that 
it is yomr duty to " give to him that lusketh 
thee" f«r a good purpose, and if you obey not 
this coisinand, how think you to vnter the 
pearly g:»tes of the eternal city? €k)d wisely 
said, " Gmre to him that asketh thee," for it is 
by giviuK. that the heart is k»pt from foiling 
into idohiAry — covolousness. 

I rejoice' that G.-vil reqiwres to givp, and the 
manner ho wants ustogiv*. C'fiving shows just 
what kind- of heart* we Ixive. God hitf many 
ways of trying us, and assuredly we need to be 
tried. Tb.en help your iniiiiHters. When he is 
called awB.^, go and look after his work. See 
that his corn is attended to, his wheat gathered, 
and the fanily made cotafortuble. God bless 
the poor, Wd-working minister and his family! 



"Gettmh Belioion" — yes, we get it; not in 
bulk, however, but hy degrees. The Christian 
lile is not merely a term of years, but a process 
of grace. 

"It is a very good rult-in all tilings in life, 

Wlieu judging a friend or a bfwtUer, 
Xot to took ut the question aloiw on one side, 
But always to turn ti) the other." 



'<i\}c 'Jji-rll^rcii ;il WjiA. 



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J. H. MooRB. & M. M. Ebheuu^. 

,11-: nKCi nu:.N xv '^vor;; i 



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lt« 



icnt piiritv. 

' n.c(iti(ii«« t;>u Nc«' Tcsyimfnta* t!ic only Infftlllbl* 
L' 111' fiiitii mill jir.u:ui.'c. 

Vnd innlnwlni llvM t'lc «'>vcrTign. unmerited, unw- 
1 iuilgr.ii:c of Ood ivtlitforily Kuurce of pufdun, and 

!"ii?t l!n; vic-irou* mlTcrins^ nml iniTitoriou* work* «( 
li -i<A lire tltc only price ol' reJciuiiUon : 

Int F.iilli, R"p<-rthin<-cnri I ni;ili«m iirv condlHon&ot 
■ tA-M, nnJ Ikikc for lii.- rcini».-ioii of %m„: 

"•ml Trine Imracrsion or di^Miin^ '^»'-' candidate *ree 
n - (■jk:t;-forw.inJ in Christian B.i])li->.iii : 

Thnt Fcel-Wj»»hing, n*tiuglitln John ij. )• .i Jivine 
- jmin.iml tO 1>; obicrved in the tliurtli ; 

Tliit tlio Lonl'ii Siii>pt-T i« n full mtul, .mil. i vjonnec- 
Oil vr.iXt ilv- Cominiiiiinn, (.h'lul.l be iflWcfi in ifte even- 

r, -ij- jitttT the clo".* of tlw d.iy : 

Th.it the S.ilufition of the Holy Kits or Ki>* o* 
Ii-i ;lv. i, blndinif \\\y.>n. the Ibllawcn of ChrUl: 

'ihnt Wnr and Ki-tnlintiondrecoiitrarv It ti>« spirit and 
-Ifdv-nyiiig pnnciplc* of tlie r.:ligIon of Jvuvu Christ: 

Th.it ii Non-Conformllv lt> the world In dpe»s cii*tom«. 
liilv wnik niidconvtTMlion i»C99cntiul lo Inic liolinccs 
iiid Cliri*tiaiipk-lV. 

It insintnin* th.il in public wor^hi^ or rclljlious cser- 
■iscs.Chri»tliin«»houlJ.tppenra.sdir«i:le*HniCor, n;^^S. 

It al'O advocate* l-'ic scriptuml diilv t>f Anoinlins th* 
MLk with oil in the muno of the Lorvf, 

In short it i» a vindic.ntor of all thnl Chmt nnd th« 
\postlc* hrtvc vnJoini.-d ii|>on iisnnd aims >">■''' *'»< «<>"■ 
Iliciiiiji thcorlc mid diword^ of iiM>livn Chri'tcmiom, to 
point out uroiind tt.iit nil Tsv.i-t ton. eJc to Iw iiif«!libly 
'■>fc. Price, per Annum, $1.50. 



MOORE &ESHELHAN, 

Lanark, Carroll Co., 



III. 



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^rHK miETHREIsr AJV ^OKK- 



eXanui 



^^ aa 



■rfc- Worth of Tnilh iw Tongue Can 7'«K." 

Til. .Lp-Hmtnl !■ d-ijool '«' "'■I"! "'' '"XSi^f 
KK, ,„,.!«».. mJ for ifc' ■"l»ii<>" °' 8«"P'V"' ■'"?"■' 

M ibon anJ to the point. 



Plf.i..,. live yotir vlitwn of Ilel., K: »; "•;■"' our 
Ootl i« It cMitiumllKt Ore." J- " • " •"•'• 

Will ».mti. OIK. l«ll m« 1...W long Noait w-" '•""'l- 
l„gl,„-„rk? ..„AH.IV.M-.„. 

Wl,»t I. ^l..^ mt-ittlnK "< tho liotl t»o .v.,r,l. of 1 
Cor II- SiV -Anatlicma Maran ..lltn, an.l wlml 

Wiui.ImliWprcHcntwIii-iifwt-uiutMnK.lhi^Lon U 
Supi>i*r. ittul th« rommuiilgn wer..- iiwlUuU-U.' 
Some <iii'' will i.U-iwc explain. J- 41- I>iiT«i<;K. 

W<- r. -vl fi. C-ii. 1 : -^'y. " ^M nn miik.- i.wi» In wir 
oun im.w. «n<T«..r llk^rn*.." DU «"<1 "'"f'- 
mftn III llii- fnrin of Iituix.-lf.or was tli« fniii(f«'«i'lr- 
lt„„,i. A.Iln..l.lK»K>l. 

I'li-iwo Rivi. im oxi-liiimtion on I CoT.r,-.:,. "To 
deliv.T H.i.-Iw. ...... iHit.. s,a;... for II..' .l.^lr...--t »n 

of til.- ili'^>l'. tlmt tlir Hj)lrlt may h» imvr<I In tin- duy 
oftl».]...r.l.I.^.m." M.W.Kf.m. 

Plr-iwi. Pxpliiln .Mini: l8:"WI.ic»i wftn Wni. 
not ..r l.)oo.l. nor uf (Iti- wUI «' H'^' "^•'•''' ""^ *'V 
villi Ml P'.nii. but of (f.«l." WIml Llrltia iirt; 1ht« 
rtforr..! LMmUnil '"' «i''"^"^''' j. y.^^^VELV. 

Will iioinBMicKivfiiHnnoxpliinoll<m (.111 ('ur.3: 
W, l.-ty 1. wlio l« Mic l-iilM'T? J. Wliitt till- III .i<- 
rlniy ^1. IlfW-M-allii li.iiii'rtwnrk l.r-lrl.-.ll.y Ml'-.' 
4 If II iiiJirrn woMK iKilnitncd.lioWBlmllticli'- h;iv- 

•dy.aH...whvilri-y H. H. WiimiKH. 

I»li>iii..-HlvojinP«|.lanntlon <.f lU-v. '/aia. UiuiuIh 
tliiw: ■■|iitl.rnil.M..rU.HBLm:l ..f H.iiikI on I'lHi- 
er Bill- I'l til'- rlv.T. wiu. Ui«ri, ll.« in-cof llf.'. wlilcli 
ban- I w.-Ivf iiiiinri.T of fnilU. an.l yit-l.Ifd h.-r fruit 
ftveryiii'mlli: mnUIio leiivflH of tlm trci* w on- for 
tlio iK'nliiiK f'f Llii' imtlonH." A ItitoTiir.n. 

Will N«iii.< mil' 111' no Uiiidiutto txi'lulii Mdll. Tt: 

SO, m: •■ aiki If iiiy r\M fy "ff*""' t'""<"' i''"'** " 

ont. iii.il 'lu't It fn.m llii-c: f..r It l« prolital-lc for 
HiPi-Il.iit i.iiL'of thy nii'inbcm Hliunlil |inri»tli. i"hI 
not tliiit tliy wdolei liuily bI.ouUI 1>o ciwt Into liuH. 
And if tliy rlBht liutid uttaml tJioti, cul it i>i\" I'tc. 
S. A. Flickinukii. 

Will till' Ifitit'i'iiiii^N AT Work pli-iiHi- give (111 i*\- 
plnniilli'ti ..II Ufalt, ai: 17. wliidi n-iuU iih foUowB: 
'•LH him nlikli 1h on the hoiidcloiinotfonH'dowii 
to take iimlliiiiK out iif IiIh Iiouho." 

AlflOVPiNo '10, wlitcli ii'iHlnaa fylhnv*: "Thon 
Bliiill two 111- ill tiK' lii'Iil. Ill'- oiif' »1'»11 '"■ I'''"*" "'"' 
the (itlivr left." .lANiillin.l.Y. 

Siiiiii- oiii- win iilciwci pxiilaln Mnik HI: 17, I»: 
"Anil llii'Hi' HlKi't'hall f.illuw thfiii thai I'dlcvc; 
Id my iiitnii'iliall lli(>y cunt out d.-vll«: they hIiiiII 
Bpciili Willi new toiiKUOM; they hIihU liilio ill. hit- 
penlrt; iiiiil if llicy drink any dniidly thinjt, It »lmll 
not hurl tlicin; tlicy »hivll lay iianilH on tin- nick, 
and thi-v nhall n-t-ovcr." Wliu lit r(?fcrr<'d toV 

J. L. Hiuiws. 

HAPPINESS. 

IIY I.IZZIK 11. MYKIIS. 

II'HliSllMK tlioro in no ono in nil tlie worlil 
who w not in (nirHiiil of liuppinrHs; butllii' 
manner in wliitli many aro scokinK it In really 
woinloifiil. Till' niisiT. wl.ile ho clutciu'H the 
peimii'K iind IiohhIk his thousands, (tivou thoiiKli 
perhiipH in)t qniti' lioni'stly Kuiued). turning tin- 
poor Irnni Iiim door, ttutlV-ring, tliinlis hu ciijoyH 
thin. '• Your Kold and silver id cunkuri'd," Sc. 
JaiiUK .'.: -^ Tlii> incbriato enjoys hJHBhiM whih' 
he is clutlii'd ill ruB^. his family starviiiK mid 
destitution all iiround, yet hu will spend tin- hwt 
penny for that wliidi is dcsti-oyiuR liiw hoiiI and 
body. Tilt' ihcwcr iind snudct-r takes prcat 
comfort with liis quid and pipe. defiliiiB the 
pure air Clod hiia givi'li u* to breathe, with tlu* 
fuiues of tohacro, to the disgust of many, and 
how it can l)e pleasing in the sight of Uiid, I 
couuot concoivo. " Wliiitsoever things ai*o pure, 
whatwoever things are lovely." &c. PliilippiaiiH 
4; 8. The ftisliionable world think they have 
more eiijoYim'nt than any other eiass perhaps, 
are under no restrictions whatever, but what is 
it and liow long docs it lust? The end of all 
their enjoy nieiits is remorse of conscience. 

This reminds mo of a conversation with a 
friend who had been visiting relatives in the 
city who liavt; all things about as they wisili it 
to move in high circles; hut as the conversation 
advanced, she condnthd there was uot i-o much 
solid comfort in it as many suppose — there is too 
much formality. I remarked, it is about all 
form and little reality. The mode of living at 
the creation, (though there was a perfect sys- 
tem), was so Hiiii|>le that I do not believe any 
one can truly enjoy the life fashion dictates. It 
is not natural, but contrary to God's Word. 
But there ii true happiness even in this life, if 
it is only sought in the right direction. The 
child of (jod who humbly walks in the path owr 
Master marked for U-<, \a washed in the blood of 
the Lamb, (tarries out the principles of the Gos- 
pel in every deed, hiw enjoyments of ho much 
a higher order, (that the carnal mind know_4 



nothing of) even in tJii» life and a hope that in 
steadfast in the world to coinp. ^V^lat beauties 
the regenerated heart (w*eii in the plan of salva- 
tion as found in the Hook of all hooUn. and 
what pleasure in thp freedom from condemna- 
tion, such are truly fiaf/py. 
Nora. III. 

NEVER MIND. 

DT HAKT C. IMLK. 

Wliafu thf iiiw of iilwayii frt-ttinn 

At the trialB wi* hIihII find. 
That are dtrnwn alonjf our palbway? 

Travel on and never mind. 

Travel onwanl, worklnsr. Ii"]ilnjr. 

<a« no linK«*ti"« Blanct- Letiind, 
At the IriaU oiiei- Piie<iiiiitert-d; 

Look ahead and nuver nilrid. 

Wlittt U paat. '» V"^ forever. 

I^t the fretliiiK he r««l«ried. 
It wdl nrvcr li'-Ip the maltir- 

T)o yor hMt aiol never mind. 



i.friend.you, 
. idnd, 
...ity. 
\('r mind. 

iifteii Mi».iken 



And if M.. 

Whom 

rthuiild I 

Look to I'l .■. 

rnfri'-iull; W'tiU 

Wlion the fe<'liiijr» are nnklnil; 
Take them not iim lliey are uttered, 

I'aM tlicm by and never mind. 
Falu may Ihrcnten. rlouila may lower. 

Foes and Ir^iilorH he tomhiuod;. 
ifymitriMtin(;o(ll.ili'vin«. 

llv wliniclpyou.nrver miiwl. 

GOSPEL OIL. AND CHURCH 
MACHINERY. 

HY 1). 0. HftUliAKKIt. 

THE above caption was auggestcd recently, 
while attending a council ineiting. Hear- 

ng some very unph-asnnt words and shafp rc- 
torU made use of, it m. nied cpiite evident., that 
ft few drops of Uio good old-fiwhioned Gospel 
„j1 (love) properly applied to the bearings, es- 
pecially to the main journals. (otIiciaU) would 
have mode a dccid* d improvement in the run- 
ning of the church ninchinery. I once hnd the 

(ire of an engine, to which wiw attached quite 
an amount of machinery, and ever so much care 
was rteeded to keei> every journal and bearing 
well oiled, in order that the labor of the engine 
was not needlessly increased, and that perma- 
nent injury to the machinery was not incurred, 
llenco my instructions were, " Uetter use too 
much oil than not enough," as oil is always 
cheaper thiir repairs. 

While visiting recently the engine rooms of 

the city water-works of DosMoines, where is the 

finest and most ponderous machinery I have 

er seen, I noticed quite an improvement over 

the old way of oiling. There is provided for 

mh important journal a snniU glass vessel in- 
to which enough oil may be put at once to last 
two days; tlie glass allows ono to see when the 
oil is about exhausted. Now, dear brethren and 
sisters, lot us make the application to ourselve>'. 
Has not the great Master Machinist in the con- 
struction of liis delicate inacliinery, (cbiinh 
government) provided each part a vessel for oil? 
" The wise took oil in their ve8sels,"icc. M^itt. 
ITi: H. "But," siiys one, "this oil was lor 
lamps." Very well; I think the same kind 
may be used freely upon our church machinery, 
and if we do uot wish to see the ba<l eftecta of 
permanent injury, and be i)hiepd under the 
painful necessity of making repairs every little 
while we mmt constantly keep oil iu our 
vessels, and if we are as watchful as we ought 
to bo we can soon discover when they need re- 
plenishing. Thank God. the oil costs but a tri- 
fle, iu comparison to the great permanent 
injury that is sure to result from a neglect to 
kee|) well oiled. Unkind words, 0, how they 
pierce tho soul! I might add that this Gospel 
lubricator aids wonderfully in running family 
machinery; really no family can get along 
smoothly without it. 



A residence is a dwelling-place, as heaven w 
the |H.rmanent residence of Jehovah, while a 
r**idency is a dwellingpUce for some tiro-, yet 
not a p^^anent residence. The Chn^^jan s 
rwidence is earth, while life lasts, and theChns- 
tian-s hope is to have a lasting rwidence. or 
plac^of abode with God in heaven. HeaTen. 
how inexpresnbly haj.py shall ChnBtians be, 
when they «hall l>e welcomed to dwell forcver- 
in the realms of the West. We can look 
over the ely^ian fields of heavenly blessedness. 
witha diiiwmiDgeye, brought to the view by 
Apocalvp^e. The golden city with all of its 
splendor, is brought vividly to the mind; yet, 
comparatively thinking, we have but a superfi- 
cial idea of the beauties of heaven. Dear read- 
er, have vou ever thought of that beautiful land 
where Gml dwells? Where all is briffht and 
glorious? where reigns the pun std.-lighty -loy 
there is unfading. Sorrow can never enter that 
blissful abode. Sadness is known no more. 
Pain shall be exlinct. All is peace and harmo- 
ny No weariness entea-th there: nor ever 
grow tirwl walking the golden street* of that 
iM-autiful city of our King. 

Heiuier, do you think when you look among 
tho people of God. there is no enjoyment there, 
that the way is too humiliating? Don't let 
such thoughts pass the mind; but give your 
heart to Jesus, and j-in in with the people of 
God, seek salvation early, and you mil find 
pleature which the world can never give. Karth 
has uo charms for me; iU enjoyments are so<. 
over, and we feel sadder than before. Us pleas- 
nres Irnve no teachings of Jesus, nor of ihi 
powers of the world to come. How true the 
languagw of Holy Writ: " We know not what 
a day may bring forth." Now tlu- voice of mel- 
odyand praise ascending high, seemingly out- 
vieing angels; then sinking low in the valley ot 
gloom. Joyful and sorrowful scenes or events 
are alike forgotten. How vain to remeiiiher 
now childhood's innocent glee; youth's uncloud- 
ed morning. Let us pass-to the real, the infi- 
nite, the unchangeable, the imperishable heaven. 
Turn away from the seen to the unseen; " For 
the things which are seen are temporal; but the 
things which are not seen are eternal." As the 
most valuable treasures lie concealed in the 
ocean's nethermost caves, and are impenetrable 
and superior to the seen; so heavenly and eter- 
iil things' unseen by mortal eye, are superior to 
earthly and finite things. Behold the heavenly 
way! See the monumental piles rising in view 
as so many memorials of those who have gone 
before! No painful separations— no, the lasting, 
the abiding, the eternal. 0, for a home in that 
world where all is perfection. Where we may 
realize our heavenly reflections. 

Wiitorho, lotva. 



|{lcms of %\ttrtHi 



■ fwbiit 



AN IMPORTANT QUESTION. 

1)EA1) the follott-iug passages in their con- 
V nections, inserting first sprinkle, and then 
immerse, when baptize occurs, and see which 
makes the better sense: 



Mull. ;i; .-..li.T. 11, 13, 10. 

Miill.-2o:-J2.2». 
M;tll.-'s; 111. 



1.-., liJ, 

. 7. Vi, Ui,2\. 



Acts It: IS. 

Acts 8: 12, 13. l«. :w. ;ii>. 
Acts 10: 37, 47, 4tt. 
Acts 11:0. 
Acts i:!: 24. 
Aets 10: 15, :i:t. 
Acts is:. s. :!■■'. 
Actslii:;t.4..-.. 
Arts:;:i: lO. 
Houi.O:y, 4. 
1 Cor. 1 : 13, 17. 
1 Cor. 10:2. 
iCor. 12:13. 
ICor. 15:2». 
Gal. 11:27. 
Eiih.4;5. 
Col. 2 : 12. 
lleb. 0:2. 

Selected from one of Bro. John Kline's tracts. 
1 think it is too good to be lost. 

.oHN y. Snavei.y. 



l.ukr:io: 
.I..1UI 1:;;. 



iO, 28, 31. 33. 

J.S, 20. 
.luhn 4: 1,2. 
.lolin 10:40. 
Arls ]:,-,. 22. 
At^ta2t:tR, 41. 

1 ret 



THE BIBLE. 



I den 



HEAVENLY REFLECTIONS. 

HYJSAllKI-ltA V. KKLSO. 

nE.WEN is the home of Jehovah; the par- 
adise of God. What a beautiful, blissful, 
happy place heaven must be; it is beyond the 
limit of our finite imagination, as " Eye hath 
not seen nor ear heard, neither hath it entered 
the heart of man what God has prepared for 
those tha'. love him." Celestial city of holy, 
pure inhabitant's; how angelic, how God-like, 
how spiritual shall all be who will gain an ad- 
mittance into that joyous place! Blessed will 
those be who shall inherit the heaven of heav- 
ens; the residence of Jehovah. 



Bible is the young man's own hook. It 
■nounces vices without feeding a danger- 
ous curiosity. It dignifies virtue, uot as a 
means of getting on, but m success and happi- 
ness now; and, best of all, it gives the young 
man the one exclusive way in which vice is vau- 
(|uished and virtue attained. It lifts up Chris- 
tians. It invites to the cross. It oft'ers the 
new heart and the right spirit. It penetrates 
the disguises of elegant sin, and exposes the 
sophistry of cultivated iniquity. It flashes its 
n-vealing rays upon the opening abyss to which 
the tempter leads. It unmasks the voluptuous 
iinge! of light and shows the malicious fiend. 
Into the scale against the " pleaeurea of sin for 
a season," it throws the " peace of God," and 
the '■ pleasures forevermore." 



— Enolasd has 2,T59 periodicals. 
— Nor one dollar is spent in Cuba for 
education. 

—The Khedive and family, including hisj^ 
retaries. receive now $1,500,000 a year. 

— Ix Thibodeaux, La., there are fifty j 
The original one arrived there twenty yj^ 
ago. 

—One of the northerly provinces of Brazil 
suffering from famine and pestUenceof tfaem^ij 
horrible character. T 

' —The national debt of Great Brititm ij- ' 
round figures £775,O00,(KIO sterling. That?. 
Franc.' is £ft4O,0fiO,000. 

—On TiK-sday, Dee. 17. for the fir*l \i^^-^^ 
Ifi yciirs, the paper dollar wa' woith 10 i ceQt, 
and gold Io.st its premium. 

—The Government of Spain ha^ deci'l^^t, 
expel all foreigners belonging to the l,itJ,t,J' 
tional Society from that country. 

—A si'KciAL from Geneva, Switxerhiud, .^ 
ports that greatdistrcss prevails in that ccy^^n^~ 
There are (i.OOD unemployed persons in (j, 

— CHKSTsa-T trees are known to have ij^^ 
900 years. Lime trees have attained ftilfi v..j 
in France, and birches are supposed to l)et.,,|,j|, 
ly durable. 

—The thermometer on Saturday morning m 
Richmond, Vii., was only five degrccB hIiovp 
xero. The James river is blocked wifli ii;*. ir.jm 
Richmond to its mouth, and of course n.Lvis^. 
tion i.s suspended. 

— Thk Chrhtiftn Weehlif says that an \l.,\\r^^^ 
medical society has requested the papers tn 
cea.sp reporting suicides, convinced tlmt t[,^ 
publicity tends to increase the nunibei i,t .^ii. 
murderers. And adds: " We have little ,|Mii|,t 
that it is also true in this country." 

-Thk Government of Samoa ha^sfuUlin 
country a mat six feet square, mad eof cot:iiamii 
fiber. It is 300 yeari old, and valued hI^l'.ihkj 
Inside of it. as a token of good-will, was ivrai). 
ped up the recent Samoan treaty with otir 
Government. 

— Restokinq the Drowneii. — A New Yurk 
physician says that any person who httsuu! 
been in the water more than two hours mity U 
rest<ned to life by thoroughly warmiiif: Lim 
Wrap the body in a blanket or quilt iiml [m\ 
hot water on it, and continue to do so until tbf 
subject revives. 

— At G:25 on the evening of Dec. M 
large irrolite was seen at Bayard Olu' 
from the East and disappeared below ti . 
ern horizon. When alntost directly overii€ai1, 
it exploded with a distant, thundering nois^ 
Two flashes accompanied the explosion. Itwi- 
seen in neighboring towns. 

— Mr. W. C. Jones, who five years ago gav, 
the Church of England Missionary Society $1^ 
000,000 tt.s a capital fund for the .support of ni ^ 
tive evangelists in certain missions, has latfly 
given a further sum of §175,000 to be useJ m 
the extension of evangeli>tic work by the tiatit-- 
church of India. 

—It is remarkable that the Alglians, vrhu, 
til a great degree of probability, claim tbat 
they are Israelites, and ol the ten tribes >1j "I'l 
now be attacked at the instiga'ion nl Xh'-wmi- 
field, who is of the tribe of Judah. The .^fgliaD^ 
are recognized by ethnologists as of the sjiuf 
lingual stock with the Hebrews, and the UeW 
ic features of the race are said by some oben- 
era to be unmistakable. 

—London, Dec. *23.— The weather i^ sewre 
throughout Great Britian. There has .ilsobt^j 
a deep snow-fall here and in many piirU nt lb' 
Continent, In Scotland it is especially m-""' 
and all the railroads in the North are bl^^l^^'^' 
Two Loudon mail trains were, at the bsl i ■ 
counts, snowed up ten or twelve nul''^ 'f'^^ 
Aberdeen. AUogethtr seven trains are -^no"- 
up, and the traffic is stopped. The suo'v ^'--^ 
falling last night. In bome places it i^ ""|^^ 
than twelve feet high. It is the heaviest sfl" " 
fall in thirty years. 

— SuiTHERS Russia bids fair to riv 






:|f 



An old philosopher once said that time was 
his estate, and he was verj' careful not to waste 
his fortune, Sjme people do not act very 
phil(»ophically iu this matter. 



sylvania in the production of P«"'ol^""': _ ^^ 
discovery of oil indications near the L'l'P ^ 
Sea was made public some time siiaf . ■ ^^ 
boring wells in that vicinity it has been i'"^ ^ 
in abundant quantities. One well yieltl' ^ 
(WO barrels a day, smd the oil, free from ^_ -^ 
forced seventy-five feet into the air. - 
burg manufacturing firm recently ■' 
improved drilling and refining outhi i 
to he used there, and * ompanies liT'- - ^^ 
forming for the further development ot iw ■ 
ritorj- 




'I'ME MtKTtlKEjSr ^VT ^V'OKlv. 



From Central Illinois, 



. jiffthrfit: — 

'' - [-yQ that you might likftn hear soine- 
f'''' ,. of the Cfntr.ll Missinn field, I have 
1 "ited from a preaching tour in com- 
^'''i'til hnither S. KiiMlt-abarger, who kiud- 

f^' ^^ >i\\W^ ^^- ''°'' "'" S''"'^ '"■'™*' ^^ '""' 
>•■'''"' yver thiri tit'ld. having heeu reliev- 
!*?"*■'" ^j^jt to the Bureau Co. Brethren, liy 
1^ ""^ i, from Rock Creek. We boiirdca 
^^ \i Vmboy. III. Central It. R. for La- 
Kt"""j ,[,^r« took the Rock Island R. R. to 
•■''^■""y^n.^liiill Co., where we were met, iiud 
S'""^' '.,] to the neighborhood of brother D<ir- 
'""^ i bree'P- when we i)reached for a number 
*" The attendance was reasonable, con- 



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the cold 1 



(ither. We then took 



KP across 

"^ (er who hiid her U*g broken; found her 

"m'^J M>''''t'^' "'*'"*^'"S '''"^^■'y, not yet able to 

'^"ler (■"»'; *" ""^ *^"°'"' '"'*' ^^'^"^ "hunt 

' ' I, be*. ^^ ''^'"^ ^ 8633011 of worship 

^' [|,,i,|, a wish expressed for fellowship 

"i,\i,e brethren, and also for preaching in 

ttoffu. hft "Wing to appointments bu-ing 

''' ,|.,j.j,rd could not stop to fill any at this 

" SI) proceeded to the neighl)orhood of Bro. 

■ft life i"''^-'' ^''^'' ''' L'lcon; here we remain- 

'' ■ jayj. Had good attendance, and in- 

• d interest, but now the time has come tn 

j.'[i,rjd. I'u'nai" Co. The first meeting 

iuiall. Dwina to short notice, bnt increased 

"iiler-'st. until the inclemency of the weath- 

li.^ked the attendance. 
I i-t tliiy, by request, preached the funeral of 
y-lhodist woman, lu whose house we held 

„if weetiu^s- 

[i„,t-i,(g over the ground ol Central Mii- 
tiL'lii, wpare not without hope; although nu 
,„[ijite eilectri from this trip, a beginning bus 
rtii uiii'le. and with the proper training, the 
jf;ivis aiiiy he gathered not many days hence. 
ilVliiiJ the Brethren full of zeal; and it is the 
ish for some brother to come and 
them, thinking thereby to Iiave 
Pir iipjioiiitmentji regular that the love of God 
nilwi uccasionally, would not be su apt to die 
,t, iiud that , the work would be more success- 
I, which is in accordance with the conclusione 
it District Meeting: and if after this mattei- 
iii'eu settled, and some one takes charge, 
Iti^f ni'w field could be worked up in the 
We think missionary woik may 
(pru|ierly done this way; Cor there is no use in 
preaching a few discourses and then abau- 
oning the field. Our doctrine, or rather Bible 
Irine, iieeils living out just where it is 
itht'il. I mean a practical religion. 

J. C. L.VHMAN. 
}'m>ikliH drove, Ler Co.. III., Jan. 10, 1S71K 



ij,rp-->-ii 



Children's Meeting. 



)KitHAI'S it would be interesting to you 
;t'iil ytmr many readers to hear of the snc- 
■* ■ 'lurChildren's meeting. Our aged Bro. 
I'. I.ii'hr lit'ing with us for some time it was 
'ilMireto devote one evening to the children, 
"rlirigly Tuesday, Jan. 7th, was appointed, 
Jmemhers and friends invited to bring their 
ildfuii. Tiie evening being pleasant, many 
f^■ present. The eliildren, about fifty in 
iraber. from about four to fourteen years, 
^wwattd on the front seats, which had been 
mpd for them, and 0, what a sight! only 
w present can realize. It was indeed lovely 
**" their eyes sparkle and their counte- 
-11'^ bpiun with satisfaction, eager to 
tiMvliat "Grandpa" had to say to them. 
'"'■1 opened by singing the 72nd hymn 
Ipfttjer. then 742nd hymn to the tune and 
'fi* 'Piecious uatu'!," then addressed thu 
i*ff'-ti, though speaking was very hard labor 
a^coimt of hoarseness. They heard many 
'niugs, which, if remembered and carried 
"ill he to tlieir advantage in time and eter- 
l ^"^Wiis followed by brother Enoch Eby, 
J"y appropriate remarks to the children, 
"great responsibility of parents was deep- 
l^'i'fe^wlupon them. This made it solemn. 
JJ' were imide to sned .tears; and not only 
■""«'", but iwrents and all received instruc- 
'■ ^■hich I hope all will profit by. The 
' ren said, '■ What a value is before us." 
^.nhere was, if one soul is worth more 
" world. Now when we consider that 
tht^ "'■'™»'ng of those precious souls 
. * lu a great mea3ure on the parents and 
^^'auner of training their little ones, it 
*'|"reater responsibilily upon parents 
■ire aware of, I fear. After the ad- 
'"Mh hymn was sung. After prayer, 
_j ■ "ymn was sung, and the congrega- 
'"!"r>*d in ,1 verj. orderly manner. It is 



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my humble opinion that such meetings held 
occ^jionaily would be productive of good. 

Lizzie B. Myers. 
Nora, III , Jan. \ jh7.'*. 



Annnal Meeting Fxpenses. 

I) EPORT of the Finance Committee of the 
t Annual meting of IS'S, held near North 
Manchester, Wabash Co., Ind. 

RECEIi'Ts: 
Amount received of the Southern District of 

Ind § !»10.00 

Amount received of the Middle Dis- 
trict of Ind., 16S7.90 

Amount received from the sale afttr the 
meeting, 1615.0o 



Total amount received, S4,li:i,01 

expenimti're.h: 

Bread, l(i,0<JO pounds, § ibO.W 

Beef, y^^,455 gross, 1138.20 

Butter, 1,312 pounds, 91.84 

Apple butter, 141 gallons, 70.50 

Cotfee, 420 pounds 104.00 

Tea, 1 7 pounds 10.00 

Sugar, 5H0 pounds, 55.13 

Milk, 132 gallonn, 13.20 

2 00 

.■).00 

47.90 

57.15 

876.12 

3l.*J2 

4.00 

.50 00 

30.00 

50 



IVpper, 10 pounds, 

Sail., 4 barrels 

Pickles, 6-1 barrels, 

Railroad fare , 

Pine lumber. 58,408 feet, , 

Oak ■• 2.630 '* , 

Timber, 

Use of J. Crill's farm, , 

Brick. 6 M. 

Meat boilers, 

Hardware, 25.40 

Tiuware 102.15 

Freight 

Knives and forks, 14 gross, 

Dishes, .-.,.. 

Muslin, 725 yds., 

Towling, 40 yds 

Wood.SC, 

Hay 

Corn. 200 bushels,... 

Printing, 

Une of cook-stove.. . •'. 

Cooks, 

Dish-washers, 

Lime, .( ....._ 

Secretary charge 

Building furnace, 

Interest, 



Total amount e.vpended, S3,854.S1 

Balance on. hand. S25S.20 

This leaves some money in the hands of the 
Treasurer, to be refunded as soon as the church- 
es have all paid their quoto. 

By order of the Committee of Arrangements, 
the above report wa.s presi.-nted to me for 
my sii^uature, and to be forwarded to the press. 
It is l;ut due to the Committee of Arrange- 
ments and others appointed by them, as well as 
other Brethren who lived in reach of the A. M,, 
and responded to every call and worked as a 
band of Brethren, until every arrangement 
for our Great Annual Meeting was complete, 
to say that they did nobly, yet nothing more 
than they ielt to be their duty, to make 
Brethren from a distance in attending the A. 
M. as comfortable as tlie nature of the case 
would permit. And as to the Committee of 
Arrangement?, it was thought by some that 
theysliould have been in part selected from 
other congregations, and not alt out of the 
Manchester; but we think differently, because 
they very often had to be called together in 
consultation on very short notice, and those 
living off in other congregations, could not 
have been with them. 

We all feel satisfied that we had a very good 
meeting, and we are further satisfied that the 
meeting gave general satisfactiou to the out.siile 
world. Some men concluded before hand that 
it would be a burden, and unneecesaary expense, 
but said afterwards that it was worth thousands 
of dollars to the community. 

Abkaham Lebuv, Cor. Sec. 
( Vindicntw and P. C, please copij). 



Returned to his Vomit. 

Brethren in the Lord Jesus Christ:^ 

A' FEW lines from me at this time might be 
made use of by you, if you arc not over- 
crowded; but if you have a good deal on hand, 
then you will have no room for anything from 
me, so there ivill be no more loss than tin* time 
to look over this. 

The few years that I am in the ministry I 
have seen that the lore part of Prov. 26: 11, 
has come true; "As a dog returncth to bis 
vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly." A 3 car 



or so ago we had quite an interest up some fif- 
teen miles from here among the Missionary 
Baptists. The second meeting we held, the 
elder was there himself, and much pleased. As 
soon as the meeting was brought to a close we 
were introduced, and warmly commenced to 
talk aliout what we had held up during preach- 
ing, which was upon the Trinity, as we have it 
in the 1st chapter of John. Before we got 
along very far, 1 made him promise in presence 
of his memlwrs, that should he become con- 
vinced of tlie truth, that ho would come to the 
church, and he wanted me to do likewise. So 
we joined hands, and promised that the one 
that had thi' truth, and could prove the same 
by one or two' witnejwes, should yield. We 
then began to engage with all the power we 
had. and l)efore midnight he confe-ised that his 
doctrine wils not the right kind, and his mem- 
bers saw it plainly, loo. They then said, " If 
you turn, we will go with you." Then the eld- 
er liad several places where he held meetings, 
and the next time he told them that he could 
no longer preach the way he had, that he had 
been in error, and that all that he had baptiz- 
ed, wore not baptized aright, also, that he 
would have to leave them and go to the Breth- 
ren, tjuite a number wailed for liim to act, 
then fhey would follow. A few days after, he 
came to my place, and we had a good time till 
about 3 o'clock in the morning. But, during 
that night 1 lound out that he was not as will- 
ing a.s Paul wa^ to count all thiuijs loss that 
he might win Christ. He wanted the assur- 
ance from me, in an indirect way, that he could 
go iLS soon as he belonged to us, and preach to 
them that be formerly baptized und re-baptize 
them: when he found out that we had a calling 
and did not call ourselves as he had already 
called himself, then it began to lower, and liy 
the next morning about 9 o'clock, when he 
left, I was pretty sure that he would not come, 
could he not preach. A few wteka later he 
held meetings at his old place, and took the 
above text, " The dog has turned to his vomit 
again," and denied everything in the presence 
of many who formerly heard him say what 1 
have above mentined. The Scripture is verily 
true, but the honest ones had their eyes opn\, 
and through that conduct, were convinced, and 
quite a number have come imd have proved 
themselves good members, while he himself be- 
came so low, that he was not respected a,t all. 
He sofrout anil left the country, iind went to 
other fields where he may lead some other blind 
ones and get paid for it. Thu curse of God 
Almighty follows all audi that willfully preach 
another Gospel. H. W. L.vxdks. 

0.ih»r»€ City, Kan., Jan. 1st, mu. 



From C. H. Balsbaugh. 

riMlINK not, IJL'loved Ambassadors, that I 
i have not a hearty Christian New Year's 
greeting for you. 1 spent the first day in ex- 
cruciating suHl'ring. I could scarcely turn 
from side to side for agony. I need a broad 
phylactery to bear the glorious inscription of 
the Divine Fatherliood, and His Paternal care 
for poor me, as recorded in Ueb. 12; 5-11. 
Such training of such creatures, with such re^ 
suits, is a study for augel.4. Eph. 3: 10. 

This rigorous season penetrates to my mor- 
row. I have never sufiVred so from the effects 
of the cold. Winter represents the Slnai-.-ide 
of Deity. The Cold, snow-clad, ice-crowntd 
ministtr has given me a rough New Year's j^al- 
utation. My scanty stock of provision was so 
injured by the frost, that I must throw part of 
it away — perhaps moat of it. I felt like taking 
a good earnest cry over my loss, but the Spirit 
whispered Heb. 10: 34, into ray soul. But in 
truth it is a severe trial for ine. Job's triumph- 
ant reception of hia utter destitution and be- 
reavement strengthens lue. Job 1:21. The 
loss of my potatoes and fruit may bring mc 
wagon-loads of provision from Jo.seph's gran- 
ary. The " nether springs are fresh and sweet, 
but the "upper >pring8" are fresher.sweeter, more 
ravishing, and they well out of the heart of our 
Emmanuel forever and ever. " Thanks be unto 
God for His unspeakable Gift." May 1879 be a 
glorious year for the Church of the living God. 



From Mary E. Ritter. 

THOUGH I be deprived of meeting with my 
brethren and sistera Lii Ibo public assem- 
bly, I can meet often with God in secret, (jod 
is just as near and as precious here as in the 
East. I |)ray Him that a minister may be sent 
to us to preach the whole truth, that our souls 
may be edilied and the sinners be persuaded to 
turn to the Lord and live. I would love to 
hiive brethren and sisters around me aa in for- 
mer times, so that we might worship God to- 



gether, and be able to speak words of love and 
comfort to each other. Will you ministers who 
.ire abuuodaiitly abb' to travel, come Ihii way 
with the Bread of life? Do, please. Come 
and gather the spcaltpred sheep togetlier, and 
feed them with that Bread which giv.-th life. 
We will gladly receivyytm, and help bmld up 
the church of God. Ungodly fHshious ud 
coldness have the rule here as in most other 
plates. Come, then, and help to give the pec- 
pie something better. I long to see the time 
when mighty congregations will llourish all 
over this broad Und. Trials and troubles are 
many; 80 let us ank God daily to help us over- 
come them. I often think of you who are lo 
highly favored. 1 envy you not, but desire the 
same great blessings. God bless you ull! 
Middtf Itnmli, Ihi.lijeumn Co., Kim. 

From Lyncti's Station, Va. 

Ih'ir Ihethiai:— 
Y<>UR paper is doing good; it is making 
X friends to the cause here. We have no 
preaching by the Brethren. We heard no 
preaching last year. 0, that some of the breth- 
ren we rend of, would come and preach for us. 
We have a school-liouse, that we have the priv- 
ilege of this year. We hop.- to have the breth- 
ren preach forus. Send us some of your tracts; 
here is the place for them. Pray for us; pray 
God to send the Gospel to this part of Mi.s vine- 
yard, that Hia church may be built up in Camp- 
bell Co.. Va.; for we believe God lias a people 
here. We long to see the time come when the 
Brethren shall stand on the walls of Zion in 
this county, and proclaim the Gospel to dying 
men and women. Strange to say no preaching 
hero by the Brethren tor one whole year, bnt 
none that we know of. God bless you and en- 
able you to send out your paper all over the 
hind, that the cimse of the Brethren may he 
m;ide known to the piople. 

Thomas C.Woon. 



Jnn.r>th, 1S7H. 



From Jesse Calvert. 

ONE move year is ended. I have done but 
little for my Matter; only three liundrej 
and sixty-nine have been added to the church 
at the meetings! 1 held. Some came after the 
meetings would be closed; probably to the 
amount of four hundred iind fifty. 

1 just clo-^eil a meeting at Solomon's Creek. 
It was indeed a very good ni'-^ting; one sinter 
was restored, and many Siiiil, '"f will soon come 
to Jesus." Hope they will not forget it. We 
had an interesting Sunday-school meeting , 
and I hope it will be ijrotitalde for all. May 
God bless the rising gefit;ratiun, to be (pialified 
for the dutitrsofthe church wheu the old breth- 
ren and sisters are gone. This is the place and 
way to teach them in the Sunday-school. 

Jan. 7th, 1^7'.K 



From Solomon's Creek Church, 
Elkhart Co., Ind, 

A SUNDAY-SCHOOL meeting was held ac- 
cording to appointment in the above 
named church, on Thursday, Jan. 2ud, 1879. 
Aa the Superintendent and Secretary were 
both absent, an organization was ertected, by 
electing brother Jesse Calvert Superintendent, 
.John Sturgis Corer.<ponding Secretary, and J. 
H. Wartsler Ileeording Secretary, after which 
the following topics were presented for consid- 
eration: 

1. Are Sunday-schools an advantage to our 
children, to our church and to our country? 

The subject wiis Opened by brother John 
Sturgis, followed by other brethren, with very 
appropriate remarks. 

2. In it important for parents to attend the 
Sunday-school with their children ? 

Was opened by brother Lewis Muntz, follow- 
ed by others. 

a. What are the best qualifications for offl- 
cei-3 and teachers, in order to successful Son- 
day-school work? 

Opened by brother WiHiam Bussard. Upon 
this question we heard from some of the sisters 
as well (Ls from the brethren. 

4. How shall wc secure the regular attea^ 
ance of parents and children? and by what 
means can the friends of Sunday-^chool work 
overcome the opposition to it in the brother- 
hood ? 

Opened by brother John Sturgis. 

5. Should the international lesson leaves be 
used iuourtchools? 

Opciii'd by brother John Robinson. Upuu 
this ([uestion brother Jesse Calvert made some 
excellent remarks, showing why they should 
not be u£cd. 

On motion of John Sturgis, a committee of 
five were appointed to ammge a programme 
for the oeiLt meeting. The comQiittee rvtired 



for this purpo.«; bnl forlllic ivont of line, (il 
Kmu- evening nieeliuii) l" urranne a |ir.i- 
gramine, snbmilM Ibc folloming: 

Wo the coromiltee, have conclvideil that 
each member of the commits "ball «end in 
their remlulioiis an.l loi.i.. tu the ComM'""''- 
ing Secretary, from »bich be will draw off a 
prosraiume for lb., ne«t meeting, which will 
b« publiahed in due time. 

Jous STfliols. Chairman. 
W. II. KmunlllufM, Sec. 

The meeting wa» plcasonl and we boi* pri.f- 
itable, not -0 many being in atlendiince .o. 
might have la^en, a« the wealber w«» Mven-ly 
cold. Jb-k Calvekt, Superintendent. 

.1. 11. W.>BT81.l;lc, Srcrelarv. 



have all the n)eml«T> been m can fol »• lb ■• 
should bar- H«-n to av.,id giving offeni^e i:i 
any way that might de.lroy the peace and bar- 
monv of the church? If not. a« we ent."r the 
New Year and a<lvance. let u» be more careful. 

The prophet" have foretold future ctenU 
that bare and will come to paa». Our latter- 
day prophet" "eem t-. mim their mark. .loseph 
Smith, William R. Thorman. and a nuinljer of 
otherJ, have made a failure. No doubt they 
did the beat they could; hot a> God did not in- 
tend for any one to know the exact lini.' when 
the Savior would eome again, but ki pt that to 
bimnelf; none were yet able to 1*11. aimply la- 
eau«e they were to guess at it, «n|J_8ue-» work 
did not hit. 

mil City, N'li. 



C. FOKXET. 



Echoealfrom ttic Weal. 

The New Voar-The Old Vear-Tha Fuluro 
who cui t«ll? 

(rr<«i vur IW«^l iv.n^iwnd'ne] 
KO. V. 

Tun New Year come« to every one at the 
munu lime, like the tidal wave of the 
0;ean, it wiiit» for no man. To nome it may be 
ahappy 8ca«on;lo others, a Bea.oii of sorruw 
and Brief. Many, no doubt, have reached .Ian., 
mii), in a condition (inaneially oppre»«ive. 
But few, comparatively Hpeakiuc, can »ay, 
"They never were IjetU'r i>r. pared tocomnienco 
a New Year. H.-giumjig a N.w Year always 
renewa in our imuda i*e»li lircumstances and 
oceurrenru. of rurnior New Years, while some 
with fond recollections, are Ihiuking over the 
New Years of loriner days, atlendiiig Ihe 11U|.- 
tial feast of some happy couple just «tarling 
out in life with bright pio»|iects of many hap- 
py days tngelber u« man and wife, each cxiiccl- 
ing to iiii.lie llii' idher bappier, as tiley advance 
in the pathway of lile. Olbers again, think 
of some brother, sisler or kind friend whose ri- 
maina were consigned to the <ilent tomb. The 
marble slab with tho nainu inscribed, erected 
in some well-known graveyard, marks his last 
rosting place. 

.lust now we are made to think of some 
whiHB ]ileinrint liu.'es and cheering aniileBgreet 
od UM in tlio family circle uliout one year ago, 
but now by us are scon no more. Among them 
waa one wbci was well known to many of our 
renders. Our chiljien u»od to call him gr.'ul- 
grandjia. Nearly one ycair ago be dosed liia 
eyesindealh, at the advimccd ago of eighty 
years and nine days. No doubt many have uot 
yet forgotten him, esjiccially lii» children, and 
many friends may tliinli of him as they enter 
tho New Year. In thinking over what has tak- 
en place ill tho lost year, we are made to ex- 
claim, ■' What other year ejui mark the time of 
■0 many bank failurea all over tho world, a" 
187H. No former year can mark tho time of 
so much bold and daring highway robbery. 
Many of tho best business hou»ea that »tood 
the linancial panics of lormer years, have also 
been laid low in the ravishes of bankruptcy in 
18TS. Aliuont every periodical records a num- 
ber of crimes and outra(>o«. Tho number ol 
suicides and marriage divorces is also alarm- 
ingly on the iiicreiLse. May not tho world, in 
looking back as she enters tjie New Year, see 
great room for inwirovenient? 

The silver-locked vel.vau of the eros> 
»a he advances under the banner of King Je- 
ans, lighting manfully the baltloa as a faithful 
soldier of Ihe Masler, found iu 1H7S, at least 
the usual aiiieunt of work bir him to do. The 
faithful luiuister of the tiospel in tlie time 
marked by 18i>S, had a fruitful season for his 
mission. Thousalida have been made willing to 
como to Christ, for pardon and eternal rest. 

Now is a good time for ministers to consider 
and see whether they have done all they could 
for the conversion of souls, and tlui upbuilding 
of Zion in tho year just closed. Have we at- 
tended all Ihe meetings we could, or did we 
leave some calls unlueded, that we could have 
filled? If so, let us be more faithful in the 
year we have just entered. 

TO THE I-AITY. 

Have j-ou been as faithful in your religious 
services us you should have been? Did you 
newr suffer your seat to bo vacant in the house 
of worship, unless you had such an excuse as 
God would accept. Paul says, " Forsake not 
the SBsembling of yourselves together as the 
manner of some is, but so much the more as 
ye sec the day approaching." Lay members 
sometimes think it is not nfcessary for them 
to attend meeting evi ry time. This is a mis- 
take. If the profes-or betrays a want of /.eal 
in the cause of Christ, somebody will accept it 
aa a lawful cause for making no profc-^sion, and 
it leads to something in the church that will rc- 
Bult in small congrojjations. This tends to dis- 
courage the minister, and brings about a .eener- 
al stasnation in the cause of Christ, .\gain 



Elder David Garlach. 

IILDKK David ((.■riach. bishop of the While- 
^J n.ck district. Lancaster Co., I'a., has now 
l>,en nearly two years in an almost helidess 
eondilion. frem |,aralysis. On Sunday, Febru- 
ary U.'.lh. 1«77, he and two ministering breth- 
ren of other nenominalions, were bidding fun- 
oral «.rvic<9i in the Hethel of his native town 
of Mount Joy. He rose and commenad to 
•peak in his usual earnest way, but suddenly 
his right hand dn.pfierl by his side, and his 
spi'ccb failed in an undnished sentence; but he 
retain.sl sufficient slrength to «le|) bai^k to his 
seat, which he kept till the clote of the servic- 
es, when, by the aid of tw.i men, he was able 
to walk to a carriage, in which he wa» taken to 
his house. 

IIU whole side was now paralyiwd, and be 
,-ould n<. longer speak so as to be underitood; 
out he etmtinu.'d to lie conscious. Iu a few 
days his speech commenced to improve, and 
his leg to gain a liltle power; and after many 
weeks confinement to bed, he was agiiin able 
to walk and to speak some. Oraduallj he 
g.iin.sl strenglb till he could walk out. and even 
to be taken to a funeral and several meetings; 
but he never since was able to preach, or even 
to bold a lonK conversation. 

Next, he was alllirted with a sort of muscular 
spasms, which came over him rather suddenly, 
and several times rendered him for some hours 
unconscious. Those spells greatly reduced his 
strength, and niailo him nervous. It is almost 
tha'O months since ho had the last severe at 
tiuik, and thus far he has been pretty comfort- 
able during the Winter. He call go about in 
the house and speak with the friends that come 
to8cehim;and when Ihe weather is fair, he 
can generally walk out into theyard. 

Sisler Uerlocli hiul been quite unwell for 
smne time before her husband's nIHiction come 

|ion him; and ever since she has been almost 
as helpless as be, although there are very 
few days that she is not able to go about the 
house. She is very weak, and in llesh she is 
very much wasted, and her eyesight is bad. 
ll.r affliction isdiaease of the kidneys. They 
do ni't suffer much acute physical pain; but 
neither can nurse the other, while both need 
kind hands to take care of them, which they 
have iu her sister's duughter and her husband, 
with whom they live. Days and nights often 
grow long; but feeling the assurance " That 
all things work together for good that love 
(Jod," they are not without comfort. 

J, II. Hoi'I'Bn. 

Mnuiii Joij, i'n.,jii«. all, ims. 



NV« weleave the work in the hands of the 
I,„d h-lieving Ihat I'aul may plant and ipol 
1„ may water, but Ood must give th"""***; 
May the l.orf ever keep His chosen Israel m 
the grssl eld path. i> mv prayer. 

* A. K. Baowx. 

Ijk, H/lh. IKiS. 

The Bourbon College. 

rrO the Brethren of the Northero District of 
I In.'iana; As I wish to close op the Bour- 
bon College matter. I would like for the con- 
gregations composing said district, to pay up 
their quotoas laid upon them by the committee 
a, soon ». possible, and also all individual 
brethn^n who are able to do so, as I wish to 
get relieved of the bdrden as soon as I can. 

Send all monies to the undersigned at Mi - 
ford. Ko-ciusko county, Ind. Send by draft, 
exi>ress. ..r post-ollice onlers. 

' Jons AuN-OLO. 



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,1 tho ffllU City cburoli. Nebrn^kft, Jnn- 8'h. 
Sclrow. daughter of brother 
N*<irow. ngeJ 6 yeirs, 5 mon' 
awl 21 ''"y- Dis*"»' mcmbrnnoua oroiip. com 
with i1i]<hthcriii. 
2SttM. I2:lfl. 
STOVER -In IheOftkUndcbursh. Dark Co.. Ohio. Nov 
22n.). I87S. hrolher Dftvi-I Slovcr, Ogcd S7 ycnrS, 9 
nionDi* ftnil '^^ dnj». 
tT.AMI'TnN -In ihP Mine church (ind same dny. Lilm. 
nof fri<!ii'iChnrlesCrnn.plon.ftH 21 years, 
Fuueiiil hy thebrotbrcD. 

Emakukl Hooveu. 
I'KPPI.Y. -December 17ih. 1878. of dropsy, sister Phobe 
Pcffly.wifeof Dnnicl Polfly. 

On hor death bed she fell to come 
10 Ibi 



compnn 

4 oioiitlwoid Ifldoya. 



lo Christ. n.n>l her 
wi«ho. ««ro lo go 10 tbc wftler, wbioh wa.some ditilauec 
from iU h.mso. and w*« complied «itb. After be.ng -- 
incr»ed -ho eipiesscd herself as ivivnl; 
Gotl.bui 



lo serve her 
Bhc dying the ne»t d.iy 
J. L, Whitkiik*!'. 



short, 

FHOernl by Ihe brelbron. 

In IhoTurkcy-eroek congregation, Elkhnrt Co,, 

:'c. 2.1rd. 1878. Mend Andrew Blily. aged 40 

years, 8 nionlhs and 21 days. 

nUKTER —In the ttnme district. Dee. l26tb 1878, Owen 
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ProTlouil) report«I 

Tiilnl mcplvi"! 

PArKRS SENT TO THE I'OOlt. — Bulow wi> nrliB-.wlrt,„ ■ 
wiKV lo wsi-K lb" iionibot o{ pnww wnt te - • - 
Inilliil* only) aiul I»1<1 for out of " 

lar a J«t tor Hio papor ; 
Win T Cliirk county, Ohio — 
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8 0, Umn c.iiinty, Obi" ' 
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From the Silver Creek Church, 
William Co., Ind. 

]),,„■ Ihilltrar.— 

I)KUMIT me to aity to your many readers of 
till' Hkkthkks at Work tlint the arli of 
the Lord is moving iilong slowly in our church. 
It hiiving pleased the Giverof all things, to en- 
able us to build a liirge and commodious house, 
whicli was dedicated ou the lat of December. 
The ministers present were J. C. Rosenberger 
and elder John Brown. Tho meeting continu- 
ed one week, iu which time we held our Com- 
munion. It was a happy meeliug to .-ill, 
to comuiemorute the broken body, and 
shed blood of our dear Itedeemer, whose 
example of feet-wnshing we celebrated, by the 
single mode. 

As thp meetings progressed, wo were made 
to rejoice at the wilinguess of six precious 
souls coming out on the Lord's side, willing to 
leuve all and follow him. We think from the 
interest luanilcsted, that there are others who 
are almost persuaded to lecome Christiuus. 

Ou the mth, brother Rosenberger came to 
labor with us again, holding three meetings at 
the Primrose meeting-house, and five at the 
new meeting-house; then going thirteen miles 
West to Ihe Presbyterian meeting-house, and 
preached nine sermons. 



. ogcdU years 5 luonlhs and 26 days 
by brother John n. Miller and writer. 

OKYEK.— 1» tlic same oongregation, Jan. "ih, I^jI', 
brother Gabriel Goyor. aged IU ymr^. 10 months and 
6 days Fimcral discourse by the brethren, from the. 
UtlorcliiuNeof Ihe 1st Terse of Ihe 20lh chapter oVi 
Kings. Da«<ei.Wvso.vo. 

COY— In Solomon's Creek congregation, Elkhart Co , 
Ind,. Dfe. yard, 1878, tillimsn Coy, son of brother 
Duvid nnd Msler Lovinn Coy. nged 17 years. 7 monlhs 
and 6 days. FuncniV by the writer and D. Yonti. 

Jkssr Calvbrt. 

FRANTK.— In llicliognnolnircb. Logan Co.. Ohio, Nov. 
■22na 1878. sister Abby, wife of elder Al.rara Frant/.. 
who preceded her to the aplritUnd a liitlc over four 
years, aged 7-3 years, fl monlhs and 25 days, Funeiiil 
by J. N. Knuffman, from 2 Tim. 4; 0, 7 and 6. 

A.Mii.i.Ka. 

URUMBAUOn.— Sialer Dorinda Brumbangh, wife of 
friend George UnimUugli, ngod 88 years, II months 
and 2^ diiys. Funeriil acrvioee by the brethren, from 
1 Peter 1: 2-1 and 25. -T- H. Millkk. 

FRAZlMIt,— In Union Center district, Jan. 1st, 1879, sis- 
toe Sal..ma Fraiier. wife of brother S. Frazier, iu the 
2'.ith year of hor ago. F, Amii.kjiyek. 

KUU'.— In Iho Springflold ohuroli, Eaton Co., Mich,, 
Nov. Ilth, 187fi,ofdiijlitlieria,FftnnvElij!abeih, daugh- 
ter of brother Samuel and sister Munmda Kulp, aged 
4 years, » months and 21 dnys. Funeral by brother 
Hcnjatuin Fryfoglo nnd llie writer, from Mark 10; l-V 
1(5 I. N, Mii.LKii. 

IlOllSK.— In the Hock Kuu church, fioshcn, Ind., Dec. 
;51i.t. 1ST8, sisler Mttlinda, wife of Jacob Home, aged 
20ycurH. 2 mouthe and 21 dny«. 

Samuii. ]J. Ci 1.1.1-11. 

SMITH.— In the Cedar Ijike church, Dekalb Cn., ind,, 
Dec. 2"d, 1878, brother Snmuel H. Smith, aged C8 
years, 10 months and 4 days. Funeral hy Jumca Uar- 
ton nnd George Rufnor, 
IlUSS.-Ncar UoUidnyftburg. IJlair Co., I'a,. Notrmber 
7th, 1878, Miss Alice Unsa. in her 21 si year of licr age. 
Slic (nlTeredmuch ilnce )ni.t January, but bore it all 
without Dmrmuring. One week pravious to her death 
rho was confined lo her bed but unable to lie down. Fun- 
eral aervicos at the lirolhren's meeting-house, by Mr. 
Dcmoycr, Melhodinl, uf which she was a member, assist- 
ed by broiher liticc Sell, after wliioh her rcmaius were 
)i1iiccd besides lho»e of her little etstcr in Ihe Urolhren's 
graveyard, Emii.v U. STiiLtn. 



grtMtlylx 



OUTSIDERS FUND. 
1 ihoumndi, not nipnilHT* of ilis church, who mii 
iHIoJ I'J iciuUuB ihi !liiniifti:» \t Wouk durlnt ih. a 
„„ .lor-nrh (wroaiijf of tlil- cIm* ni iwnlble. w. »«!■ 

S'vHii'th'lnk ^ulJ r«id lind Bii|>r«clnto tho i-ii«.r. jurf m -Ul ou 
onlor tlium In a liooli. ^ ''■^"V '^"iiie In, and ("iiil thpin the \M>t , 
„ ll« nion.;y can ho mi.ed to my for It. churcl.ig l.ul on* dolfu. 
Sn.,1. nU oor lemlort will mako dimi.llt.Hi It. Ihl. HiuJ, nnd tbu. 
D. lo do • |P>w) work smonK Ihow vrhoM n«iiiM may bs forwl* 
mi^i, -ending money for thin vurf^f. nlwayi ilatr dUlintllj 1),. 

'"Mo^w^Mknowlodgo, from wook to weak, *ll dousllOM r^ 
and fwiior* sont out: 



PAeEBS SKNT TO OUTSIDKHS,— Tho fonowlOKa* 
pl»c«l un our li«t. ■H'l ^<1 1°' •>"' "f ""^ *"**• '""* 

M Hunl, Mt. Cnrnill, I" ■ ■ • 

Provluusly roi«vt«d 

Ti/lal 
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S&ilroad SennOB. — Just Ibe thing for Invellers from 
tnrlh to hiiiven. By J. S. Mohler. A neatly jirinled 
triu'i of I'i pages. It should be purchased by the 
hiiudrcdo and distributed in all the railronil stations in 
the land, I'lico. 3 copies, 10 cen 8; \'i copies, 'ii) 
cents ; 100 copies, r2.00. 

BlMUal intUultles.-y Dr. John Nevin. W« know 
no work, intendrd to enlighten the reader on Bible 
customs, etc., llmt we con recommend lo all ible ro ad- 
era more oheerf\ilIy than this volume. It should be in 
every library. 12nio, Cloth, 1,60. 



Sabb&tlsm. — Ry M- >•■ E^belman. 10 pagM, pri. 
conls. 20 copies $1 00, Treals the SaWmlh q-i' 
briefly showing that the observance of the 8e»wii'JJ 
Sabhalh passed away wilh all otlier Jewish dnp " 
Ihivt Ihe '• first day of Ihe week," is the preftirrt- ^} 
for Clirislians to assemble in worship. 

Th9 Pillar of riru; or, Israel in Hondage^-Bemg 
count of the Wuiulcrfiil t^ccnes in tho Life of im 
Pharaoh's Daughter (Mose.l, Togelher witb P.c 'if 
Sketches of tho Hebrews uuder their Task-mMltr- 
Bev. J. H. Ingraham. LI- D.. author of '■Pni" 
House of David." Liirge 12nio, Cloth, W*l- 

Campbell and Owen Debate, -'■^"'"'■''''? ""*?'"! 

lion nf ilie Social System, and all Ihe sysleuiMl-'^ 
ici-m, nn.-itni nnd mo.lein. Comrb'ie in o'" 

Tbis will always remain a leading workonlln'" 
of Chrisiirinily, Jl.'-'i. 

PasMTer and lord's .Sappor.--By J- w.Be*r ^ 
work of great merit, and should be >" '"* ", ^ 
every person, who Wishes to ihorougbly umi -j 
this subject. Bound in good cloth ; 268 ?"!!« 
75 cents. 

Certificates of Membersliip in Baok-rorai.--y*"^*^' 

ly i-riutcd oil good papier, ready to nil o" . 
catc ntlachod and all well bound together m n^ 
form, BomewhiU after Ihe .lyle of blank notr w 
One of Ihese books should he in "'« """^V' „, d 
then, when a member calls for o w ^ 



nd handed 
Tlifi 
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grcgulion; ......i, . — . 

one of these c;>n be tilled oiil. signed by 
cut off from Ihe duplicate a 
No, 1. containing one huudn'd 
cenis : No. 2, fifty eerliScnte^. price, 
^-Any of tho above works sent poBt-pw'l'' 
i.f iuc annexed price. A.idresf : 

MOORE li ESHEtWK._ 
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Piissencers for (^lilciiiro slioiiltlje^iv ^^^^^ 
1-2:21 I*. M.;iiin totl.e W.st- "' " 

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ciigo. Milwatikee ami --i i ' '■ i ' ';'"^r:ii 
tlius rciich Cliicagii :i' '■ '"' ''" ~"''i-t W-. 
reiicli l,;Lit:ti'k from CIium-^'i . ^" \" _„j - 
pot.tiiK" the Chi.^iiKo. Mtlvvaiik.;e ■» „ , 
Iiitiii lit live 111 the evenini:; nm -^"''' ^j .irt 
U..lunction.cliangec!ir3 for J-nii.trfc. 
heio lit 22il in the morning- 



The Brethren At Work. 

"Behold I Bring You Good Tidings of Oreaf Joy, which Shall he to All I^ople." — Lvkx 2: 10. 



vol. IV. 



Lanark, 111., January 30, 1879. 



No. 5. 



SDItEC ABD POBLISHBD WBBKLT 
MOORE & M. M. ESHELMAN. 
SPECIAL CONTRIBDTORS: 

_,.--- LADOGA. IXD. 
KILL- ' _ . . , ITEWTONIA, MO. 



4. LEAB, 



- - YTltDEN, ILL. 
WAYNESBORO, PA. 

- UHBANA, ILL. 



'jIecONTENTSVOL.^, NO. 5. 

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Lii'sUmL-, Tenn. — I, U. I'eiice 

£1,1 U>1'<.-11'- '■«-. Kan.-s. D. Jleniker 

VCiHi'iB— E- L- Laurence .. . 
Xiie I iii.liiin.— Delia St itanuiii 

SELF.ITE1): 

laltNiV- Cliiistiaii Cvii'-'sun- ■ - -- 

SPRINKLING AND POURING 
PUT TO THE TEST. 



it receives no knowledge, ju3t as the ejes re- 
ceive no light. 

Here, then, we see that the discussion does not 
assist one side to see trutli on the other; hence, 
the sides are not brought any ntarer toeether. 
But now let u9 see how the sides are separated 
farther, and more firmly established in previous- 
ly adopteil notions. While no truth is heard 
in the discussion which opposes them, all truth 
Inch seems to lavor them, is received; and all 
truth which aeems agaiDst their opponents, is 
also received. Hence in the discussion of a sub- 
ject, each side gets additional evideoce in favor 
nf, and none against its previously adopted no- 
tions. It also, gets aditional evidence, against, 
and none in favor of the notions of the opposite 
side, thereby separating the sides further and 
giving them increased confidence iu previously 
adopted notions. 

If people will, they can bury their understand- 
ing and it cn»Ho/ be reached by either knowl- 
edge or reason, and there are, by far, too many 
professors of the religion of Jesus Christ, who 
dn this very thing. They are the cause of nine- 
tenths of all the infidels, skeptics, and scoffers 
that have ever defamed the name of God. I de- 
sire so to impiess this truth npun your mind 
that it may never be erased. Disregard it and 
you lock yourself in the prison-house of heath- 
enism. You make yourself lower, more degrad- 
ed and more debased thau the vilest reptile 
that creeps upon the earth; for it is tvhat it is 
because it was so miiiie, but you are so, because 
j you ivish to be. 

1 now invite your attention — I beg of you to 
open your understanding, that you may receive 
the truth— or perchance I should be . mistaken 
that you nii^ see it clearly, and having seen it, 
that you will be as desirous of eradicating it 



BAPTISM has probably caused more strife 
iiiid coutentioa among professors of 
Christiiinity thau any other subject contained 
itheBible;andit seems that the more it has 
been tontesti^d. the farther the parties have 
been separated, and the more Jirmly they have 
ustablished iu previously adopted notions. 
Strau^eas this seems to be, it is, nevertheless^ 
1 *ad and well known truth. 

When alt fully understand u subject, they 
iTj,w— their thoughts are all the same. If 
nen always agree when they understand a sub- 
ject, what nunt be the conclusion when they 
tl'mgree^ Evidently it is, that they do not all 
imlersffiiid it. 

Wpll.now. if people would think >s( alike^ 
if they ail /'«//</ understood a subject, would they 
not think more and more alike as they 
increased in knowledge concerning it?" Yes; 
4S our knowledge increases, so our minds 
!iil tlioiights and faith should become the same. 

"You said the more peopU- discussed baptism, 
tbe more they disagreed, are we to infer, then, 
tliat the more people study, investigate and dis- 
cus it, the less they will hwiv aliout it?" No; 
we think the more ppople study, investigate 
aud discuss a subject, the Ni"/*e they will know 
ribout it, 

'Well, then, if the more we know on asubject, 
Ihe less we disagree, and the more we discuii a 
subject, tlie more we shall know, why is it 
that the more wc discuss, the move we disagree?" 
The reason why people are not more united by 
aiiciiHsing a tjuestion, is. because ihey do not 
^^cuis to /car/1. Each side thinks it already 
"«Ube truth, and expects in the discussion. 
net to bo taught, but to teach. Bach side --loses 
it'urider-ttaudiug to what the opposite shall say, 
Just as we close our eyes, and of course, with 
the understanding closed, like the eyes closed, 



from my mind, as I have been iind am, of ini 
parting it to you. I desire that ynu give me 
your undivided attention. I do not wish you 
to argue in your mind, as I proceed, nor to 
think of anything else than just what I say, 
that you 'may know, when lam thmugh. just 
what 1 have taught and what I believe. The 
reii'^on why some pupils do not understand a 
teacher's explanation, is, because they do not 
concentrate their H'/io/e minds upon just what 
the teacher says. They think nf something at 
home, their friends, their clothes, their books, 
the room, the weather and a thousand other 
things which only they and the Lord know. 
Althou^lh their minds leave the explanation on- 
ly long enough to losC one word, that is one 
link out of the chain of reasoning, and that 
chain that was binding all the facts of the sub- 
ject together, making it a simple unit, falls to 
the ground, and the subject scattere, divides 
and mystefles before the mind of the pupil un- 
til it is plunged iu midnight mental darkness. 
You may have wearied of thislong introduc- 
tion, but I feel assured that if I have succeed- 
ed in convincing you of the truths contained 
in it that I have done more for you, than all 
the teachers you have ever had. Hoping then 
that you are willing to learu, that you arc open 
to conviction, that you will give your whole at- 
tention, that you will not argue in your minds 
iind that you will think of nothing while I am 
talking, but what I say, 1 shall proceed to give 
iiii explanation of the mods of baptism, taught 
in the language of the commission, which reads, 
"baptizing them in the name of the Father, 
and of the Son. and of the Holy Ghost." 1 
think lean expliiin this language so that no 
one will be left in doubt a^ to whether or nut 
it teaches pouring or sprinkling. 

Every sect, so t.ir as I know, believes, in ad- 
ministering baptism, it is safe to do as this lan- 
guage teaches. However, it is understood to 
teach no le.i3 th;in six dijferent ways, viz: Bv 
sprinkling or pouring on dry laud, by spriiik- 
ling or pouring in water, and by forward and 



the Fath#r, and of the Son, and of the Holy 
Ghoat." I now repent that this Umyuayr Is 
conceded by all Ohrintians to be correct. 
One thing is self-evident, that ia, the language 
is not authority for si.c modes of haytism 
Christ was not baptized six times — six wayp. 
He taught all one way. Paul, the inspired 
writer, says, " one Lord, one faith, ONB 
BAiTlSM." But some who profess to be follow- 
ei-3 of Christ, say, there are as many bnpfiams 
as the people want. They regard sprinkling 
■^nd pouring on dry land or iu the wiiter, Hin- 
gle or trine immei-siou. each, as Gospel baptism. 
But as we prefer the word of the Lord to the 
opinions of men, we ask which of the sis differ- 
ent modes is the " one baptism," which Paul 
exhorts us to adoot and jiractice. 

To learn the mode taught, we must know 
what wordexpressesthe act. and what it means. 
We all agree that " baptize" is the word which 
expresses the act* to be performed, but wc do 
not agree as to what the word means. Some 
say it means to sprinkle only; others say it 
uieans to immerse only; others say it means 
each way. Long sermons and lectures have 
been delivered in favor of each delinition. Men 
of most extensive learning have written hun- 
dreds of pages to prove, each, his own way to 
be correct. It is therefore useless for us to 
spend time disputing on the meaning of the 
word. We will try each nuauiug in the sen- 
tence, and if all make equally good sense, we 
shall say, that all are etjually correct. But if 
oue meaning does not make good sense, teaches 
an absurdity, of course we shall cast that aside 
as spurious. If only one meaning can be used 
without destroying the sense and pur^jose of 
the pasange„then it is evident that onlv one 
meaning is correct. If baptize mean sprinkle, 
then no living person, of any age, of any col- 
or, in any church, in any country, has ever 
been baptized. U baptize mean sprinkle, then 
we can insert "sprinkle" for the original word, 
and not change the thought expre.ssed. .\. 
Campbell says, "The prspir definition of a 
term substituted for it will always make as good 
sense as the term itsell. This is an infallible 
canon of interpretation." Substituting the 
word "■sprinkle" for the word " baptize," the 
lauguage is, " I sprinkle thee in the name of 
the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy 
Ghost." The language now is in the most fa- 
vorable form it is possible to put it to prove 
that sprinkling is baptism, and if it cannot be 
supported when we have done this, it follows 
that it is false— not based upon fact, and should 



ceiving or being baptized. 

L. — What! is the man who gets baptized, 
(sprinkled) scattered in snialldrops or particle*? 
S. — No; it is the uater that is sprinkled — 
scattered in small drops or particles. 

L — Then it is not the man you sprinkled 
(baptized), but the irafer, ia it? 

S. — No; — We — we— wi- s.irinkb- a man just 
like we sprinkle a floor. 

L.— O.that way!— sprinkle a n>ftu. just like 
we do a floor, do youP 

S. — Yes; we do it just that way. 
L.— Well, how do you sprinkle a tloor? 
S. — Why wo sprinkle water or sa-id upon it. 
L. — But did you not say you sprinkled the 
tloor? 

S.— Yes, I did. 

L.— Then, why do you talk about ►priukling 
"water" and "sand?" If you sprinkled the 
'foor, will you plea.M> tell me hotv vou did it? 
S.— We do not sprinkle the //oor, we sprink- 
le water and aand upon the floor. 

L.— You say now that you do not Hprinkle 
the floor, but did you nut say awhile ago that 
you did sprinkle the floor? 

S. — Yes. I said so; but 1 *v now that I was 
mistaken. U is water and ■■'and we sprinkle, 
and not the_//ooc 

L, — You said you sprinkled (baptized) a nutn 
just like you sprinkled njlinr, and now you say 
you don't sprinkle the floor, but the water aJid 
sand, do you mean by that that you do not 
sprinkle (baptize) the man, but the water? 

S.— Well— 1— I aiH- 1 have got mixed up on 
this. The only way in which a man could bt 
sprinkled, that I see. would be to put him in a . 
dry house and k*eephini thf^e until there wouhl 
be nothing left of him but dry bones and flesh. 
Then he could be grated fine, like we graU nat- 
megx, and after being grated he could be sprink- 
led, (scattered in small pm tides), in the name 
of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy 
Ghost. In this wa/ it in simple, plain and eiwy 
to see how a man can be sprinkkd, but I see 
now that that is the only way it is pos.-^ible to 
do it and obey the langu.ige used. But I do 
not see what benefit baptism can be to dead 
nion— to men who havi* returned to dust, and 1 
do not see what \m- dead men could be to a 
church,— baptism is for liriiiy men. A liviko 
HAS CANNOT UB ti'MiSKLKi). therefore no living 
man ever has been sprinkled. I now see very 
clearly that sprinkling water upon n man is not 
sprinkling the man. and if baptize mean sprink- 
le, I see clearly, tuo, that I have never been 
been sprinkled, it 



l,e abuudooed by every lover of truth, l,o,«»ty I'^pW'A lor /J""™ ..ever 1 

' was only liairr that WM sprinkled, ho .1 bap- 

tize mea.i sprinkle, it wk not I that was bap- 



and holiness. All who desire, or have had wa- 
ter sprinkled upon them for baptism, admit in 
thai the necessity of being baptized. It makes 
no difference what baptism is for — whether it 
is a condition of salvation or whether it is a du- 
ty which the pardoned, or saved of God, must 
perform. So If I can show that no living p. r- 
son has ever been baptized, |if baptize mean 
sprinkle), I shall expect all who love the truth 
and try to obey it, to proceed at ame to be bap- 
tized. 

Let US hear the la.iguage once more; '" I 
sprinkle thee in the name of the Father, and 
of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost." I., lul- 
niiuistering baptis.n by sprinkling, it is intend- 
ed to be done precisely mtl.is language teaches. 
Wu shall examine it, therefore, a..d «ec what it 
does teach— see v»hether it teaches what is done 
by those who believe baptize means sprinkle, 
p., that sprinkling is baptism. 

Learner.— What is it that spriukles? 
Sl.ri.iklcr.— It is " 1, /. <■, the minister. 
L.— What does the .ni..i»ter do? 
S.— Ho "sprinkles." 
L— What does "sprinkle" mean? 
S.— Webster says it means lo scatter in 
small drops or particles. 
1, _WhBt is it that is to be sprinkled— .scat- 



bickward immersion in water. 

The language used by the person administer- tered in small drops or particles.- 
in6b.ptis;,il"!bapt:z. thee i. t:.e a«n. of I S.-Il i» " thee" ,. ... the man who 



tizcd, but the iniler. A.id whether baptism is 
for the remisssion of sins, or not, I thought it 
was necessary to he baptized when 1 had water 
sprinkled upo.i me, and now since I see very 
clearly that I was mistake.., that I wasnot bap- 
tized, and have not been baptiz-d yet, 1 want 
»ou' to bo baptized as .nuch as I did wheji I 
hiul water sprinkled upon me. 

Examine "pouring" by the same rule, and .t 
is see., to be eciually absurd, and. therefore, un- 
scriptural. Only li'iuids. and matter in flue 
particles, can be poured. Ueh.re a intli. could 
be poured, he would have lo be reduced lo a 
liquid, or to dusi. The only way in which he 
could be poured would be to put him in a ves- 
sel and iiirlt him like we do lead. 

Hut now try the wonl ./i;i/<iny and sec how 
clear, sensible and eitsy it would be to obey the 
command. " Dipping then in the name of the 
K.ither. and of theSou.aud of the Holy Ghost" 
Could language be more eoniplet<-, lucid and 
,K,8itive? Surely "the way of transgressors is 
hard." 

Were the Christian perfect, he would still b 
subject to atHiotion, owing lo the state of th 
.world around him. Indwelling sin, therefore, 
not certainly the nieiusure of our tribulation. 



THjK UKKTiiKK^C AT AVOKKl. 



J^^^ary . 



A CALLING. 



I. I,AVRKN'r;K. 



SINNER, JeRus calls you home, 
Come, wliy will you longer roam, 
Can you not tbe Savior hoc. 
And the Cross, of Calvary? 

Jesus loves you. this I know, 
For the jtible UilU me no; 
Eterunl lite he will give, 
If you'll only louk and live. 

Why will yoii Hih call refuw? 
One of two ways you muxt eboow; 
Ooe Is brood and leadn trj hell, 
Where the devil's angfl« dwell. 

The other way i» very olraight 
Having but a narrow ;;Htc; 
But It loads to joys on bi^h. 
Where the Haint* shiill never difi. 

In that bind one hour to Iw, 
And the Savior's f»CL' to we, 
Will rppay iih for the woe, 
We havo witnessed here bftlow. 

It's a city, I am told. 

With its atrwitii all paved with koM; 

But f tun't itti g]ory know, 

While I dwell in sin below. 

The other way, the Christians know, 
Ends in darkness, death, and woe; 
Now it Kcerns with flowers cast, 
But my friend, it will not la-**. 

Soon or latj-r, Christ will come, 
To collect Ilis children home; 
Oh, when' will you tlu-n aiipenr, 
If you'll not UiN calling lieur:-' 

If on earth you've been aihaniod. 
And have not your Siiviornamed; 
When von meet Ilim at His throne, 
He'll eternally you disown. 

Hut >vby nr-edyou como through fear, 
When tlironiih love yon can draw near; 
Tliink how much He's done far yon, 
And how little you can do. 

Now tbo gates yon see iifnr, 
Christ ftir you lias left njiir; 
He came once. His nil to give. 
That the sinners hero might live. 

Tho Cross at first may large wjijieur, 
But sratilier grow when we draw nenr; 
Come, we'll (like you by the Inind, 
Thus we'll nmreh to Cunaan's land. 

ECHOES FROM PENNSYLVANIA. 

»Y KMIl-Y It. HTII'I.Kri, 

A Rufioshiiig Season— A Sarles of Mtiotins:8~ 
Our LuVflfeaKt-CloBoof tlinSunduy-&-hool— 
Death and Kunorftl of u Uelovoii Sister— 
Siiul» Rmiiriiliig toUud. 
rril Vl coii^'rc^'ulit.n iiL 1 )lltu■^^llvilI^.^ 
-•- HIdiv ('().. IVnusylviiiiia, Ims i*n' 
joyed n lirlij^litrul reason of rffi-esli- 
raent -one wliich will loni( lie rcinem- 
bered by ftl Iciust Home who were in at- 
temlimce. 'J'liosc wlio abm'utoil tliom- 
Belvcs from tliis Bliower oi" (lod's Iovt< 
truly missi'd n glorious and i-i^fresbing 
season. "Nfglfct not tli« aaM(;mIding of 
yourselves togetlicr," is a word of in- 
spiration. 

\ M:itii.s OF MKKriN«;s 
was coinnieiuHMl heru on Saturday 
evening, Oct. 5. by brother ,J. W. 
Smouse of Sinixhurg, Indiana Co., Pa. 
The evening ua-s dark and rainy, con 
seqnently the congregation wns small. 
The l)rother spoke from Malt. :»8: ■_'(». 
On Sunday morning, be addressed the 
congregation from 2nd Cor. Ij: l>. Sun 
day evening, brother J. W. Wilt of 
Clarr M congregation, ^^1rae to his assist- 
ance, lie addre.ssed the congregation 
from Ileb. 2: 2. an<l part of the third 
verse. Monday evening, Ije upoke from 
Numbers .-is : 2;J: *' Hut if ye will not do 
80." The evening was again rainy. It 
was decided to hrdd services on Tues 
day mi>rning. Tiie congregation was 
quitt^ small, but the Lord has promised 
to be with those who assemble in bis 
name, if but two or three. At ten A.M. 
we hud agaiu the happy [irivilege of 
meeting in God's house for worship. 



Brother Wilt aeain addretssed us from 
Philip. 3; 14, and conclusion hy broth- 
er Smouse. Oh, fli at every one might 
press more vigorously for that prize to 
be obtained at the end of the race, and 
found their tfaith more determinedly on 
the" Hock of Ages,*' Christ .Tf«U8 — that 
glorious prize is at tbe end of the race, 
so run that ye pi^pJ>taiq- 

The evening services opened by sing- 
ing that old familiar hymn, 32H. Ad- 
dress by brother WiJt from 2 Samuel 12: 
7: *' Thou art the man" Reader, art 
thon tbe man that hath great possessions, 
and yet wilt tliou rob thy neighbor? 
Uetiim thy stolen goods and come and 
follow Jesus. Thou art the one whom 
.IfMM calls. 

"Pray without wosing," is a Bible 
command. Krectyour family altar, and 
while none but God's eye beholds the 
scene, pour out your heart-felt thanks 
to him to whom we are indebted. Wed- 

■ i 



Sunday morning, Oct. 20th, sung 

praises to God from (ib*i, that beautiful 

hymn by Sutton. Text, Amos 4: 12: 

" Prepare to meet thy God." This was 

not sj>oken directly to us. The Lord 

viwited the Israelites with apeKtilencetbat 

they might return to him. He is the 

same God to day. We must prepare 

oarBelve-'j t" inherit eterpaD life. Fight 

the good fight of faith. Our life is a 

continual warfare with Satan. We must 

not only make good resolutions, hut do 

them. \\'e cannot receive the benefits 

outside the church, or if so, why come 

in it? Faith in God is the believing of 

jiardon according to his Word. Ke 

pcutancc an<l bajjtism are the conditions 

theieof. Ask yourself this question, 

Have I siibmitt^^d to the will of the 

Lord? If not, immediately "Prepare to 

meet thy (-Fod." While we sung the 

'2^>iHh hymn, the last invitation of this 

meeting was extended to the sinner. 



nemlay evening again addresse.n,yl,rolh. (,)„(. more responded to the invitatic 



wSmoiiHe from i'salms llfl: IH:"I will 
pay my vows." Header, have yon paid 
all your V(»ws unto the Lord? If not, 
go this night, for tomorrow may be too 
}uU'. Ur-jiiember, dear reader, that 
vows are solemn engagements, and that 
we may at sometime have vowed a vow 
and not fulfilled it. Sinner, delay not| 
paying your \ows until you are prostrat- 
ed ujionabedof nflbction, jjer-lmps your 
death-bed. Deathbed repentance is 
doubtful, (tod gives us jdejity of time 
U> npent, and work out our soul's salva 
tion, but he tloes not want us lo procni-s 
tinate. 

Thurwlay, Oct. loth, WJis the day juv- 
viously a])pointetI for our Love-feast. 
Kre the ajipoinU'd hour, 4 o'clock P. M., 
a goodly number had assembled to cel- 
ebrate the solemn ordinance of God's 
iiouse. Brethren Wilt and Smouse, w'fh 
tiie re.iident iiiiniHters brother Gral'ii 



Myers, James Price and David Sell, 
were the ministeis present. Brother 
Wilt read from 1 Cor. U. lie spoke 
oil the subject of self examination. 

1. K.xamination, condemnation, and 
judgment. 

2. Our temporal tables and the Lord's 
table. 

Tliere is a vast difterence between oui- 
temporal tables and that of the Lord's, 
and let us )))• very careful, brethren and 
sisters, that we make that pi-oper dis- 
cernment. Let us not eat damnation to 
ourselves by not " discerning the Lord's 
body." 

(U-OSK 01'' OUU SUNDAY 'WCMOOU. 

As the close of our Sunday school came 
during our series of meetings, we feel to 
say a word about it. On Sunday morn- 
ing Oct. I;i, its first sefjsion closed. It I 
was addressed by Itrother J. W. Wilt. 
We trust that (Jod will bless the work | 
of brother Kills Brubaker and all of- 
iiirers and teachers engaged in the work. 
May it be the object of every one who 
labors in the Sunday school cause, to 
try and do his whole duty in the ser 
vice. I have many times been made to 
wonder why we close our Sunday-school 
in the Winter and keep our publicschools 
in session. Could not the children at- 
tend Sunday-school once during the sev- 
en days, when they atU^iid public school 
five days in the week? 

OK.VTII OF AS AOEU SISTKlt. 

A dear old sister, Mary Yon, one of 
our number has passed into the val- 
ley and shadow of <leath. Her remains 
were c(»usigned to the tomb the follow- 
ing Wednesilay. This dear sister 
was very unexpectedly called from the 
stage of action. When will be our 
evening time? Perhaps soon; yea, very 
soon. 



and came forward to embrace the Sav- 
ior. She complied with that beautiful 
command, "Remember thy Creator in 
the days of thy youth." AVe repaired 
to the river side, and emblematical of 
^^hrist's burial and re.sui-rection, she 
wiw baptized in the liipiid stream. Thus 
seven precious souls accepted Jesus at 
his word. At times our dear brother 
was caused to become much discouraged, 
buc the darkest hour came just before 
tlie morning dawn. This was our last 
meeting ou this occasion. How beauti- 
fully we were reminded of our last meet- 
ing liere on earth. 
Jlffllidffijuhuvfi, Pa. 



SIN AND ITS REWARD. 



JOHN I„ SNAVKl.Y. 



when they know to do good andT"' 
not. Men sin when they^-hano- "^ ' 
truth of God into a lie, and ivorsb? 
«erve the creature more than the c ^^ 
tor, who is blessed forevermore." t/* 
man who is unconverted, to whoni(. 
manifests so much patience, and he '' 
verts and abuses that patience, is sinn 
but let him remember, though h^ ^'^' 
prosper even in his vice, he is \^,-j^^ , 
it were, in the chain of his sins tjii ' 
day of God's wrath, when he m^g. , ' 
brought to judgment, and have execimw 
on him the most terrible punLsh,, ' 
" The Lord knoweth how to deluv 
godly out of temptation, and to res 
tbe unjust unto the day of jmj„Q *' 
to be punished." 

Would we escape this judgment 
must often pass sentence of condern 

Take heeaoi 



tiou on ourselves here. 



};iviug tbyself liberty of committiui 



'gune 



rp 1 1 K great 1 lai' to tlie li;ipi)iuess of man 
■^ and tliftt wliich procures all his 
iniKeries, is «in. Take away sih, and 
nothing will harm liira. " For the wages 
of ^in is death, lint the gift of God is 
eternal life, through Jesus Christ our 
Lord." Rom. G: 2.3. IIo\v dreadful must 
be the ca.se of those who continue in sin, 
or those who continue to transgress the 
law of God , for, says the ajiostle, "Sin 
is .the transgression of the law." Set 
yourself to the study of the Scriptures 
and you will find, in every dispensation, 
that the people who lived and submit 
ted to the commands of God had peace 
and pro.spei'ity, and that no other peo- 
ple enjoyed the riches of God's blessing 
as much as those who stood U|ion God's 
W'cn-d. On the other hand, you will 
liud when the people walked contj-ary 
to his will, poverty and division soon 
fell upon them, and their dispensation 
was M'ound up in sorrow, unless thev 
repented. Tbe peojde were not only to 
have intentions to repent, or to repent, 
but had to do the work, or that duty 
would rise up against them in judgment. 
The same instructions are for the people 
to-day. 

Men and women do not sin because 
they do not know what sin is, for the 
apostle hasmade that too plain and com- 
prehensive to be misunderstood. We 
can' easily comprehend that everything 
we do, think, desire, say, or omit'to do° 
or anything that is found defective when 
conijiared with the Law of God, is sin. 
Then the reason man is so proue to sin, 
must be on account of the depravity' 
and pride of tbe heart from which come 
evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, for- 
nications, thefts, false witnesses, bias 
phemies. These are tbe things which 
defile a man. Matt. 15:19,20. That 
which defiles a man, is sin. Men sin 



sin. To begin a sin, is to lav a found 
tion for a continunace. The trrenf i ■ 
irance to many souls to come to Chri 
and (piit or leave otf sinning, is thev 
so much addicted to the pleasure of th' 
life, and we know of nothing that re 
ders leaving oil' sin so insupporlahlp i„ 
tbe professed adherents of rt-lio-iQQ 
the vain love of the world, which isdin 
gerou.s; and why is it dangerous? ]j 
cause it is forbidden by the apostle i, 
positive language: " Love not the worlj 
neither the things that arc in the world 
If any man love the world, the love of 
the Father is not in him, for all that is 
in the world, the lust of the flesh thi- 
lust of the eye and tbe pride of hfe fc 
not of the Father, but is of the worlil 
and tbe world passeth away, and the 
lust thereof, but he that doetb the will 
of God abiileth forever." 

Until tbe soul is freed from this, it can 
never have a true love for God. Then 
love not the world, for it is transgress 
ing the law of heaven. It is sin, and ht 
thatcoraniittethsin, isof thedevil. 1 John 
3: 8. The apostle would inquire, "Know 
ye not to whom ye obey ; his servants p 
are to whom ye obey, whether of sin un- 
to death, or of obedience unto righteous- 
ness!" Faithful servants to both, we 
cannot be; "we cannot serve God and 
mammon." Tbeu the way is clear; God 
or tbe world must be left at parting 
time. Ah, tbe love of the world is a 
moth in a Christian's life. It looks to 
be such folly to labor all om' lives for 
the " meat that peri.sheth." The honors 
and riches of this woi'ld, which are noth- 
ing compared to the glories of heaven, 
and neglect the food of heaven and eter- 
nal life. 

Sinner, « bat a condition will you be 
in when you leave this world, having 
never repented and left otf sinning? You 
will find it true; you will wish you had 
never been born. 

Tbe apostle Paul addiesses him.seIfto 
us by the word of tbe Lord, telling us 
that the Lord himself shall " Descend 
from heaven with the voice of the arch- 
angel, and with the trump of God," to 
.summon the dead to appear before the 
tribunal of God. The righteous shall 
hasten out of their graves with joy to 
meet their Redeemer. These are ther 
which are not defiled by sin. Othen 
shall also be raised, and they will call 
for tbe hills and mountains to fall on 
them to cover them from tbe scrutiniz 
ing gaze of their Master. All mint 
come forth—" They that have done good 
unto tbe resurrection of life, and they 
that have done evil unto the losnrrec- 
tion of damnation." Salvation is not 
promised more surely to the godly, than 
damnation is, and is to be executed upon 
the wicked. Let us therefore try in 



J^' 



in TV 



HO 



Hffle to Iw proving 
" .,illl.e. bata, 



he 



t\,' wase^ or hire of 

a" '-' " 



which of these b\o 
atan's influence is great, 
ji' liibors liani to keep out of the heart 
f njan things that are good, especially 
''. ,u„hts of passing from ihis life to 
other world. He knows full well if 
can only lianish thoughts of death, 
niuch easier 
ieath. Think 
,fteii on the subject of mortality; it will 
Jure a tendency to make you jnore ear- 
jfst— more diligent in working out your 
jKntion. It "'ill ilo much iu taking 
vour hoart off from vanities, and create 
jjsires in you for holiness. And now, 
|jl,l( children, abide in him that when 
te shall appear, we m.ay have confi- 
j,,ni-eand not be ashamed before him at 
]ji3 coHiiiig- 

CHRISTIANITY VS. FORMALITY. 




ene- 
answer. 



JIV H. p. BUJNKIVORTH. 

THAT leligion in the present day is 
undergoing a series of revolutions. 
ij„t equaled for centuries, I believe no 
^je man could question; and the pro 
^fss of Christianity to-day, is a mat 
t"ei tot to be doubted. On the streets 
of our towns and cities, we find men 
enmi,"''! '" conversation oil i-eligious 



toi«cs. 



In the Western States it is no 



ijDU3Ual circumstance to enter astoreand 
li^ar the views of ditlereut persons con- 
teraing the second coming of Christ, 
and other all-important subjects. 

Occasionally we hear men advance the 
ides that as long as a person entertains 
conscientious views on the Scriptures, 
Iboiigh they might have the same relig- 
ion or ideas antagonistic to their oppo- 
nent, and though the one could advance 
the idea that man must in order to be a 
Ckistiau, follow Christ, and the other 
siys, I do not believe that: for I know 
llie mail who pays bis just debts, who 
resiiects his neighbor and lends and 
IwiTows, and never cheats or lie^, or 
steak, is the man who will be saved, re 
gnnlless of any other imposed duty. 
N'oiv how shall we reach the answer to 
lliec|iiery? Which is right, or which 
will Jo to risk ? We find our.wlves in 
volved between Christianity and mor- 
ality. We conclude that man, to be a 
Christian, must become amoral man, 
hit a man may be a moral man and not 
aCiristian. Further, we advance the 
id™ that a man m.iy outwardly attend 
ibe ordinances imposed upon (-hurch 
memhers to which they gladly submit; 
'leiaaybe an attendant weekly, and pay 
lis subscriptions, and be considered a 
souil, thorough-going Christian man. 
1 el there is a danger ; he never has ex- 
perienced the transforming power that 
•wssaiily constitutes a true Christian, 
Ike man morally good has a good stand- 
»S in society; yet he has not bec^ome of 
Ike eame mind as his Master. He will 
«»t conform to the Christian life, but is 
!rt lirairous of having his own way. 
Cm we conclude that this unrenewed 
"II. this stubborn mind, is a mind thor- 
""sUv subdued by the transcending 
^»« of God's Holy Spirit.! Has he 
«»meof no reputation in order to fol- 
'»• lis Master? Has he followed Christ, 
even plea,sed not himself ! Certaiu- 
'?"»'- Is that character a Christian in 
'"■i-y sense of the word? The Script- 
y »y, " He that knoweth his Fath 
.'.*"!',"' ""'' 'l"*'"' i' n"t> shall be beat 
taany stripes." 

says, " We are obliged 
... -~ wish, neither can we 

fy'-'We desi 



who 



'« with I 

fte formalist 

do, ] 



desire, but we must 



pray 



the book, therefore we cannot pray 
ttth"' • °*'''' *'"'ays a formal pray- 
" sinks the emergency of a man 



subjected to ricisitudes in life that 
volved an ejaculatory prayer? Wh.at 
shall we do under the circinnstanc. 
Shall we omit to pray because no fori 
is at hand ? 

I tell you loving readers, we waL. 
something more consoling, something 
more durable, something to which we 
can flee as to a tower" for protection 
against the fiery dart of a known 
my, and what shall we do >. I 
" Take it to the Lord in prayer. 

If we have trials and temptati<m8, if 
anything in the afiairs of life demands 
a withdrawing from the world, a secret 
entering into the dark and mysterious 
recesses of the soul, and there pouring 
out our soul before (iod, we should in 
stantly do so. The form of prayer is 
nut at hand, but O, my God thou know- 
est that the upward lifting of the eye, 
the deep sigh, the yearning of the spirit 
within, speaks more than prayer could 
ever utter. Thou hearest and answerest 
such prayer, and art ever ready to hear 
thy children's petitions, and answer as 
far as thou seest would be good for the 
desired wants. Then I lay my wants 
on .Icsus, and he will attend unto my 
cry, for precious in th.^ sight of the Lord 
are his children. 

THE LAW AND THE GOSPEL ON 
THE MARRIAGE RELATIONS. 

HV r. F. IlFTWKlI.KIt. 

TIV the seventh chapter of Paul's first 
-•- epistle to the Corinthians, he in- 
structs them concerning things whereof 
they had previously written to him, and 
among the circumstances are made men- 
tion of, where one member of the head 
of a Gentile family was converted and 
the other was not. The marriage rela- 
tion having Tjeen formed while they 
were yet both unconverted, and the 
<jiiestion as to whether such a marriage 
relation is to be broken, iu case the un- 
believing husband or wife is minded to 
remain, is answered on this wise; " But 
to the rest speak 7, not the Lord;" 
(mark that), " If any brother hath a 
wife that believeth not, and she be pleas- 
ed to dwell with him, let him not put 
her away. And the woman which hath 
a husband that believeth not, and il' he 
be pleased to dwell with her, let her not 
leave him. For the unbelieving bus 
band is sanctified by the wife, and the 
Ullbelie^■ing wife is sanctified by the 
husband; else were your children un- 
clean; but now are they holy. But if 
the unbelieving depart, let him depart. 
A brother or sister is not under bondage 
in snch eases; but God hath called us to 
peace. But what knowest thou, wife, 
whether thou shalt save thy husband ? 
or how knowest thou, O man, whether 
thou shalt .save thy wife. But as (lod 
has distributed to every man, as the 
Lord has called every one, so let him 
walk." 

As this Scripture is sometimes taken 
by Christians as authority to marry out 
into the world, I quote it all, and wish 
to present a few thoughts as a help to a 
right application of it. The way to in- 
terpret a Scripture correctly, is to take 
in consideration, first, all the Scripture 
that bears directly upon the same subject; 
second, all the facts and circumstances 
onnected with it; and third, but not 
least, an apjdieation in a sense in which 
they all harmonize. 

Truth is not divided against itself 
We will first notice the circumstance un - 
der which these questions arose. The 
marriage referred to, according to the 
evidences that were formed, not only 
before they parted, believed, but before] 



they had ever heard of the religion of 
Jesus Christ. The propriety of break-' 
ingthis marriage vow,iu view of the 
evil attending the dismemberment of a 
fannly, of severing the cord u|)on which 
the iiitlueuce for good depends; through, 
which (as Paul says), the unbelievrng 
husband is sanctified by the wife, and 
the unbelieving w-ife by the husband; 
tor the believer by his own act thus to 
forfeit his influence for good over those 
who had become hk or ier own, by cir- 
cumstances over which they have now 
no control, an actthat is not only against 
every feeling of true kindness and love 
bflween husliand and wife, against cv. 
ery impulse of nature that is motherly 
in a mother, or fatherly in a father, but 
under all ordinary circumstances against 
the law of (iod. These were some of 
the conditions of thesubject in question, 
an<l the simple fact that sucli a question 
under such circumstances, arose at all, 
IS in itself conclusive proi>f that the 
thought of forming such relations vol- 
vuntarily, was totally foreign to their 
views of Christianity. " But God has 
called us to peace," says Paul, as anoth- 
er ground of the expedience in every 
one remaining iu the condition in 
which God has called him; in mat- 
rimony or otherwise, in circumcision or 
iiiicircumcisiou, bond or free. 

But the sanctifying influence which 
the believing husband or wife exerts 
over the unbelieving compauiou, and 
over the family, may be good, for remem- 
ber, Paul does not .say, over the companion 
who hasa sort of a historical faith,and ex- 
pects to become a church member before 
he dies, but over the unhdieoing wife 
or husband. The supposition that this 
sanctifying influence under these circum- 
stances justifies a volunliirii marria"e of 
like character, puts the question in this 
wise; Is it expedient for a Christian, to 
marry an unbeliever? The liberty to a 
voluntary choice based on these given 
premises, either embraces that much, or 
nothing. 

Is there any fellow.ship connected with 
a Christian marriage? " What fellow- 
ship hath he that believeth with an iu- 
fidel ?" Does Christian marriage imply 
a yoking together? " Be not unequally 
yoked together with unbelievers." "The 
wife is bound by the law to her husband 
as long as her husband liveth." To the 
penitent, it is said, " Come ye out from 
among them, and be ye separate," saith 
the Lord, "and I will receive you." 
Can two be bound together and yet be 
separated ? " But if her husband be 
dead, she is at liberty to be married to 
whom she will, only in the Lm'd" Can 
we many only " in the Lord," and the 
other '■ outof the Lord," and yet marry 
" OEly in the Lord?" 

From the days when the sons of God 
saw the daughters of men, that they 
were fair, and brought upon themselve;* 
the displeasure of (iod by taking tliein 
wives of all which they chose, down to 
the present time. In all the history of 
God's chosen people, we can see that it 
was his design continually th^it they 
shall be a separate peopU. The fact of 
his being grieved with their mixing 
with the daughters of men in the early 
history of our race, is not based upon 
any temporary design, but upon a prin- 
ciple that is as eternal as God himself, 
and custom cannot change it- 



IS IT SO? 

flbiUlUn '-lou'iirn]. 

T is said, that if a Masonic minister 

is in his pulpit preaching Christ, 

and him crucified, and a Masonic Jew, 

who regards Christ as an impostor. 



I 



ahould enter the church, and make that 
mmistera Masonic sign, he, the minis- 
ter of Christ, would be boun.l bv hi. 
Masonic oath to make a corresponding 
sign in answer to it. It is added, that 
m making this sign of intelligence and 
secret understanding with an enemy of 
the Lord, he would dis.semble before the 
congregation, pretending to make a ges- 
ture prompted by the spirit of his dis- 
course; but in reality he would be h.dd- 
mg Masonic by-play with an infidel, and 
that mfidel perhaps making merriment 
out of the Christian minister for his 
own diversion. 

Can these tilings be so? Does the 
Christian minister, by becoming a Ma- 
son, take a halter around hi, own neck 
and place the end of it in the liand of 
an infidel, to be led blindfolded into dis- 
simulation and fraud ? 

It is furthermore said that the worst 
and bitterest enemies which our repub- 
lican government has to encounter, are 
clergymen; and that these clergymen 
are largely members of the "mystic 
brotherhood." If half of the Protestant 
clergy of the Northern States are Ma. 
sons, probably three fourths or more of 
those of the Southern States are such; 
and they are declared to be rank ene- 
mies of the government. 

Add to these facts that it is not now 
the Jesuits of the Ilomish church that 
assassinate kings and princes, but it is 
the Jesuits of the lodge who do such 
things, aud one would suppose that the 
subject of Freemasonary ought to en- 
gage the atteuli<ui of every honest man 
and woman in the land. 



liY r>. M, MII.I.Elt. 

rroMK! home! This word ha- associ- 
^'- ated with it. Die beautiful, sub- 
lime as well as sadness. The home of 
the redeemed of the Lord. How rich 
grand and inexpressibly noble. Our 
homes here arc at times the home of 
mourning and grief. The social ties are 
severed by the hand of death. Loved 
ones are its victim, gone, to meet no 
more in the family circle here below, 
while the home of the reiieemed in the 
celestial city, is the reunion of the ran- 
somed of the Lord. No more death, 
sorrow or disappointments, no teartug 
asunder of the ties of near ami dear 
ones, but ascribing of praise to the 
Lamb of God, who has redeemed us, 
and made us kings and priests unto God. 
How happy the thought, when looking 
back across the river of death and sing- 
ing the songs of redeemed love. It is 
our privilege to attain to that state. 
Faith gives us the victory over the 
world, and finally triumphs over death, 
the grave, hell and unbelief ; while un- 
belief in the heart goes back to the flesh 
pots of Egypt, and liorters eternal life 
for a morsel of meat, for a little revel- 
lings to gratify the flesh- 
But the spirit of Caleb and Joshua 
confides in tiod, goes forward at his bid- 
ding, leaving unbelief in the rear, lays 
hold on the commandments of God and 
hopes tor eternal life. 



" I»have known of instances where a 
whole family voluntarily did without 
an} gifts that they might send coal and 
flour to some who were suffering. And 
I have not doubted that they were re- 
paid by him who said that good done 
to his children, was done as to him- 
self." 

He that despiseth small things shall 
fall little bv little. 



i'i-XK HRKTtlKKX 



VI Itl.ISHKl) ^VUKKl.V. 

J. H. MOORE. ' Kjji-iuK.-.. 

M. M. ESHELMAN. | 



Tii» Br. 






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par. u w-U M >1l l.u»lD«» nmfur. o.m.rr.-.l «..b tht or- 
lot ihouM be adJrcMpd 

UOOaS ft ESHELUAII. 
IdAArk, Cinell Co.. til > 



UHABE, ILL., 



JAKUAUT 30, 1879 



nHfDty. H'- tl.niks of tniv-liiiK 'i"<l l-n-iitiiiiiK 

conHidprably. 

TiiK Hretlin-ii at Arnold'n Grove held h nerien 
of m.«jtin8H last week. llr..tlirr fJ-nrg'.- 1>. 
y.idlern wat with tlieiii. 

Can iinyof '•nrrend'Ts fimiiMi unn copy of 
/!,•//*« H'/M/rV ri-(i«n? Thf- houk i« out '»» 
print and dillicult, '.o tind; h.-in;« thin mlicv. 

NnT thr* riiaii who niulc<'» tho loiidcut profftK- 
sion in tin- l«-8t Chrirttiiin. but In- wlif. ni.-plfly 
nnd luinihly Hiiliiiiit* trj all OtiiVn n'tniirfm...iitH. 

Wk Imrii Hint arniiiBi-nii'iiN urr- IjuIiik mado 
to hold anoth.T Propl.rUc <..■ Adv-nt (%.nf.T. 
ptioe. in London, Hl)tMit thefirHt wfwk mMiirdi. 

Tub JinilnvnK AtJvorak '\* thv title of ii nnw 
paptrr ju-t Btiirt*-a by iJrotluT D. IJ. I'aliriiey. 
-r Waynt'Hborn. Pii. It^ "lalio np i" ROod, and 
till) n|)pPHi'ain:« Ill-lit. 

Tub Brothi'on at Corro Gordo III., coiiuliidcd 
to cotiinioiice II sorien of nie«tin>iB .Iiiiimiry 
•JUh. Thoy oxiiect Brothor (Jcorgo Cripi- lo 
III- wiMi Ihini. 

TiiK CathoIicB axf siippo"''^ *« he «lroiiBly 
i)pp(.Hcd to HOcret ordcrw, hot tin- "Soi:iftyol 
JvBiw," known iiH Jomiitminiuiip them, is unid 
to ho (I nee-rut soric ty of tli« woi>l onh-r. 

liiinTUHit WnUr-rnn-r M.-yorn. th.- llrothr<'n*« 
truv.-linK fvitn^-'lisl in (Itililiiriiiii, i« «iid to hi' 
doijiK a ROod work iu tliiit State. SuviTitl liave 
liUt'ly been added lo the church. 

Mlt. .lohn hcMiiK'Vi I'orinvr editor of the C»'f;W- 
rn <'en^iT.\nw started a paper in Albany, N. 
Y. en*itli-d VVf /.mn's WuhUmtxv. Mr. I.i-ni- 
ley lit u bold nnd ft-arless writer. 

'Thk H. H. Witter, with whom Uro. llixon 
hi'ld hi» jmblie diflCHSsiou, wax a llup!i«t ininis- 
tor of considerable exporience as ii dt-lmler, 
birt Bro. Ilixon wmh euougli for him. 

Wk an* out of No. 1 oi lhi» volume, hrnce 
rannnt till order* for them, New sulj^crihers 
will have to ooinmeiiee witli No. 2. of which we 
^till hav" a few hack nnuihera. 

Wccftnuot fill orders for any more Alma- 
iiflcfl. The publishers inform ns that the edition 
'\^ now run out. Those who have ordered Al- 
nianues and do not receive them will pleiwe 
inform ui what tt) do with the money. 

BuoTHKK Siimucl C. Hashor, formerly of 
Whiteavillf. Mo., expects to make Colorado 
his home. Hope success may erown his elVort-- 
iu building up the cause iu that part of tlu' far 
West. 

Thupk of our readers who 'vimt to know 
how our ancient Brethren used to tnivel and 
preach in an early day nhoutd not fml to rciid 
the article " Froai the Pacific Const." That 
looks like pioneer preaching. 

*' BiitLE vs. Matkkiali>m.*" By Elder Wm. 
M. Roe. This is the hook to post one aniiinst 
the Soul Sleeping Doctrine. 172 pngi«. liound 
in paper cover and sent postpaid for .50 cents. 
Address thi^ office. 

Bkothbr Lemuel Hillery returned home the 
middle of la^it week, much pleased with hin 
trip, having preached one week at Hudson. 
He expresses himself as plea-sed with the pros- 
pect of doing good in Champaign county, pro- 
vided proper ministerial aid can be procured. 
He thinks it a fine county, and there ar*' special 
inducements held out forthose wishing to labor 
iu the interest of the caufie. 



The price of the Bbctrrb» at Wokk from 
thp fifst of March to the «ud of the year will 
be $1.30. With u litth- effort n i.umU-r of n-w 
RubHchben raijfht Ij*- gnthered to comm#oce 
the fint of March. Try it. and m* what you 
can do. 

Bctwekn the shoreH of the "known" and the 
"unknown" roll the wavtw of u mighty ocean, 
in which the hijiheBt alUinment" of human 
knowledge i» lost, but which a (,'hristian'H faith 
can bridge with a single pray<-r. What a power 
there is in faith! 

BiioTHBit E. A. Orrsays: "I am well plea«e*l 
with the tract busineas. Pamphlet* have al 
ready done much good, and I li«-lii-ve they will 
continue to do good work. I know somp con 
vention*" nindr by reading them that could prol>- 
ably not have U-i-n reached in any other way.' 

Ol-k letter thitt week from Limi-stone, Tenn., 
indicates that the cause is i.ro«iK-riug in Tenn. 
The Brolhr-'n'ft plan of devoting Christmas 
Bcason to (tp-rial religi.jus nerviees is certainly 
a good one. We Khali U- pl^asi-d to hear from 
the Brethren in Tennensee quite frequently. 

In the Elk Lick congregation, Somerset 
County. Penn,, thr re are said to be about 
..ightecn members und.'r fifter-n years of age. 
It is cneoujaiiiiK to see young I>eopIe thus 
w>miuK to the Lord, and i)rep»riug themselves 
for the mure arduous duti-s in the chui;|h of 
(iod. 

Ik order that all our Milweribf-rs may see the 
CttiUlrfu nf BVk. and know of its contents 
and appearance, we conclude to dt-vote the last 
two pai^es of the Bhkthukn at Wohk to that 
j.urpose next wci-k. Hence. look out for some- 
thing interesting for the old and young. 

Thr Sunday School at Dutchtown, this 
county, was organiw;d .luue 20. with ten tench- 
er!*anda full corpd of officers. The average 
attendanee wa« about sixty. Seven of the 
pupils were bapti/.ed during the summer, thus 
sliowing that where the Bible is taught there 
will be ir""d results. School closod January 
ISth. 1 f 

Skvkum. lu'-ilir.-ii have expressed their a[)- 
proval of Bro. D. C Moomaw's project of hav- 
nig the Gospel more extensively preached in 
cities, and have also went in their vouchers for 
the same. Hope to liear of others, and next 
week we shall coiiimenco publishing these 
vouchers that Uie readers may kno* how the 
work IH progressing. 

A WKITKR in one of our exchanges, when 
speaking of a certain brother and sister, says; 
They have raised it splendid family of chil- 
dreii,'obedient to them in all tilings." What 
ji ble-Ksing it would be if that could he said of 
all families. Tl e bringing of children up in 
the nurture and admonition of the Lord ought 
to be one of the noblest objects of life. 

Bhothkk .John S. Snowberger, of Monticello. 
Ind.. under date of .lanutiry l.'Sth, writes: "The 
good work is still going on with us. Last 
Sunday one morf was baptized, and to-day two 
more wore willing to go into the flowing 
stream imd make the good confession; and the 
waters are still troubled. May Gq(l still add 
auch as are to be saved." 

BiwTiiEH Brower's letter from the Pacific 
Coast this week is interesting. It is evident 
that the Brethren need ujinisteiial aid to suc- 
cessfully carry on the missionary work in those 
Western Territories. Here is a good chance 
for some of our wealthy ministers to do good, 
and an equally good chance for some wealthy 
ones who are not ministers to lend a helping 
hand in spreading the truth. 

Thk Chief of Police, who of couree is posted 
on all such matters, says that three-fourths of 
the abandoned cirls in the City of New York 
were ruined by daueing. Young ladies allow 
goutlemen privileges in dancing which, if taken 
under any other circumstances, these gentlemen 
would be reported as improper pei-sous; and 
thus, step by step, girls are brought to ruin. 

It ia not a common thing to hold a Love 
Feast in mid-winter, but the feast at Elk Lick. 
Peiin.. at the close of the year, is sai.i to have 
been a very enjoyable one. Brother i^tuiuter 
was in attendance, and gave a full account of 
it in the Priinititr Chrhtian. The Brethren 
iu that congregation have just completed a 
large two-atory house of worship in Salisbury. 
The audiance room is above, while the lower 
part is used for other purposes in time of Love 
Feasts, etc.j 



Bbotheb J. W. Stein is expected at Mount 
Morrill. III., Feb. l>t., and vrill remain but a 
f,;w davs. having been called theiv on special 
husinf^. We eipect to be with him while he 
w th^re. And from that point Brother Kshel- 
man has arranged to go to Hudson, 111., to hold 
a seriwi of meetings for the Brethren. 



sent fiery serpents among them, and they » 
8or«ly tried. Tbey then went to SIo»e, *^ 



Lsked him to pray for them. So it i 



Wb are in rec^-ipt of a long letter from old 
Brother I^^c Price, of Penns-ylvania. He is 
getting quite old, too old to preach. HU day 
of labor is over, and now he sits quietly in the 
boat, musing on the silent past, waiting for the 
keel to strike the other shore. God bless the 
old preacher in his declining age, and give him 
grace to pass gently over. 

"TintouoH BiiiLE Lands." Notes of travel 
in E^'vi.t. the I)e«ert and Palestine, by Phillip 
Scbaff. I). D.. LL D. Square. 12mo. pp 413. 
New Vork: American Tract Society, This is 
the most intenfsting book sent Qs for examma 
tion since we have been in the publishing 
biminess. Every reader should haye a copy, 
Kept at this office for sale, and sent postpaid 
for ?*2.2.5. 

BaoTHElt Je.se Heckler, of Hickory Grove, 
who has been spending some time preaching in 
Cedar County. Iowa, returned home week be- 
fore la.st. He has mode arrangements to locate 
in Cass County. Neb., in a locality where there 
are eleven members and no minister. That is 
the way to spread the truth and build up 
churches. He thinks of moving sometime in 
the Soring. _ 

A SENSIRLK brother, who had just united 
with the church, on being asked to explain 
some points of the docrrine. replied, "I will 
explain as far as I understand it. but for the 
rest you must wait till I learn more." That 
was certainly a sensible conclusion. Never 
explain things farther than you know them, 
and f«»r the rest wait till you learn it. Children 
should learn to walk before they attempt to 
run. 

Souk years ago a cliurch iu Quincy. Ill , so 
ran down that the Presbytery sent a messenger 
to formally disband it. He could find no 
officers, no male members, and only one female 
member. To hi- surprise she answered, "1 will 
not Im? disbanded!" and demanded a minister. 
A minister was sent, and a church speedily 
built up. Let small churches with few nieiii- 
bers m»ke a note of this, stand up for the 
cause, aud keep working away till they get 
some one to come aniong them and build up 
the church. 

A Philadelphia minister has the good sense 
to " oppose the practice of wearing full mourn- 
ing, contending that it is not consistent with 
health, sense or religion. He says that a bit of 
black ribbon, worn in some way. will tell the 
story of bereavement just as well as !i complete 
mourning suit; by substituting this simple 
badge of mourning, a weight of useless expense 
and a costume that is always gloomy and, iu 
warm weather, very uncomfortable, would be 
taken from the shoulders of bereaved mourn- 
ers." But among Christians, even the '' black 
ribbon," as a badge, should be dispensed with. 
as the custom is uncalled for, and adds nothing 
to tlie good of the cause in any way, shape or 

form. 

— -. —«— 

Undkk date of January 18, Brother John 
Metzger, of Cerro Gordo, 111., says: "I have 
been afllict«d for some time with rheumatism, 
so that I could do no labor in the missionary 
cause. My health is improving somewhat, and 
if it be the Lord's will 1 hope the time will soon 
come that I can start on ray mission again, 
as there are so many hungry souls stai'ving for 
the Breiul of life. Letters come nearly every 
day, "Can't you come?" We expect to com- 
mence meeting iu the new meeting house the 
fii-st of next month. Our meetings in Cerro 
Gordo have been interesling suice the new 
house is finished; congregations large. Miu- 
iatering brethren traveling over our railroad, 
stop with us." 



DlaL 



THE OLD ORDER. 



\''0U wi) vou 
ih.s>uur 




ou pray l-ecause it is your tlitty. Is 
highest motive? Do you pvay 
because you are comniauded? Do you pray be- 
cause you have a right to thus speak to your 
heavenly Father? 0, gracious, hallowed privi- 
lege! Sweet prayer, divine blessing I Howcim 
a man with the love of Christ in him pass by 
the exalted privilege of prayer? 

Many years ago a nation sinned, and God 



. «^ 
^ iti n.- 
E»fneration. In times of peace. pUnty 
health the people play, dance. rwTel and rioi*^ 
pleasure, but when famine asd pestilpupp " 
then they want good men to pray for j^^*- 
When the calamity la removed then lite i>^' 
raoh of old. they go on in pride and ejtrj,** 
gance — they want uo more prayer. *" 

Faith and Prayer 
are twin sisters, and never travel apart Jt 
faith, much secret and open prayer; biilef 
little prayer; no faith, uo prayer. -Contini! 
in prayer, and watch in the same with tha,i 
(jiving; " so speaks the man of In.spi,^»: 
Can a man rout iu "r ia prayer when he n„]^ 
begjui? How can a man " uafrh in I he 
with thanksgiving." if he never began gfvhl 
thanks? Is this a command of God? q^^ 
ly it is. Is it right to obey the CfMnina,^', 
- Continue in prayer? " Every voice ^e^|)^,n,^, 
■' It is right." If it be right to obey the zt.i 
maiid of tfod, then the mau who contiouf, 
prayer is continuing to do right, and 
will be condemned for this. 

When .Jesus, the Christ, had gone up in. 
heaven, the disciples who saw him ascenj ^. 
into »n upper room in Jerusalem, and fh 
'■ continued with one accord iu prayer and si 
plication, with the women, aud Mary the nion 
er of Jesus, and with his brethren." Thativ, 
a grand prayer meeting. The apostles n>r. 
there, women were there— yes, the mother !■ 
Je^iH was there, and his brethren were tlitr. 
0, thatthi^oW (Wer were not dead, but ah,, 
in full power! I do not advocate the pandein., 
nium style of prayer, but the apostolic mam,, 
— the or'ierli/ inauner. Are we not a^ur 
that the 

Effectaal Prayer 

of a righteoua man availeth much? Jamej 
16. Why then neglect the thing which at,,. 
vfh wiirlif" Arouse, aud on to duty! Let ti. 
dull sluth eat up your hojieof glory. Ali! ivi 
begin, and then drawback? Why this cii 
ness?— why this iiidiflerence and careltssn. 
concerning the coining kingdom? Is ii btcai 
so little fj/'fftital prai/er is being sent up to t; 
throne of God? 

Do you want to know/(0(y (>'ml nnsiirrs pr.! 
er? That is not the knowledge to seek afl. 
God alone knows when, where aud howHp«, 
answer as He sees proper. Our business n i 
ask for the strength which we have not, IW ti 
things we need, believing that God will abd 
dantly supply. Of course it is useless to ^i 
Him to do that which we can do ourseh 
Why ask Him to give us new hearts, when I 
has given us all the means to make tht-ai dk. 
Do as He bids us, and most itssuredly the :: 
heart will be the result. Do not think H 

vou can 

Change the Miiiil 

of Deity by your prayeriii. for his ikhi ■ 
changeable. His mind is to rniswer 
that is right, and wrong prayers iii^ : 
answered. He does for us " abundantly aii' 
all that we ask or think." We are not cal' 
to dirtiite to the Lord how and what He "' 
do, but to beseech Him— to ask in/'iHh' 
needed things. " I say unto you, That if i' 
of you shall agree on earth as touchiuv a' ^ 
thing that they shall ask, it shall be i'-"'-'^^ 
for them of my Father which is in heuva 
The trouble is not about God answering |)M' 
ers, but the trouble is there are too few ";' 
ing to ask God in faith. A gond many 
agreeing to ask for what fhoj -•"''■, but the 
are asking in faith. Some want to see 
God answers prayer, and if they cannot see ' 
He <lorx it, then they will not ash at aJI. ^^''^ 
further our Lord, the one Redeemer an^ N^' 
ior: "I say unto you. What things soe"''' 
desire, when ye pray, believe that y^^^' 
them, and ye shall have them." ^'''"", , 
ye receive when you ask. Is it a strong 
foUliewi' When Jesus say.s " M'>'A' f'' 
man obey by not believing, or by doing J 
thiny elsf? " 0, well," says the skeptic ^ 
pose I should desire a million dollars. «> 
God for it. would He give it to rae? ^^ 
riches are a snare to men. and no "san ^^ 
desire to be led into temptation. °^ ^ 
ter charity aud di'sire spiritual P"^' ^ 
voice of God. " As new-born hab< - 
sincere milk of the word." saithtb' 
Until men can labor as if they labor^a ^^^ 
as though they gave not, skeptical ^" 



.T'* 



o^'^^'l 




THE 13RETH:RE>r -A.T AVORK. 



Xo one shou'd even cipect God 
^ '"'"IrToh^ly desires. Should « nmn sud- 
v> ""* Ve a roitUoii doUai-. he could aot 
i*'^ '^Xwri to luin he would go at once. 
,B^«'^'. r^r spiritual gilts, for grace, fur pt-ace 
fi'i> '^*: ,,Qd strength to overcome sin, and the 
ith ^'' : "i hear He is ready. He is willing- 
f»lhf»"" M. M. F 

' Hi'""*'"; 

PEEACHING IN CITIES. 

. tl us wliv tlie Ocnnim BapUsts do not 

*■''""' ' '--t. Mnst 

ricullural 
'hile 



modiou! house of woraliip in M«riou. atid wyeral 1 5. Did he unit* with the Brethren church 
families moved into town from tlit- l>ry (Voek | ^^ g^^^ opportunity? 

u^ijjhborhood— others went elsewhere— still >vc , ^^ j.^ . ^^^^ ^.j, ^^^^^ thirteen yearn after iho 
mnintained preachiBg '" tl'»t neighborhood some- y^^j,^.^,^ orgauized at Urv Creek, and two years 
«l.at regularly until September. l&Gi when 1. llic ^^^^^ ^^^ ^,^g^^^ ™,^j^ AUmugh was the- t-lder of 
only preaclifir in the county, removed o ^»'**; tiieCampbelHte church at the time of the dehatc, 
lii>.SR loeiigage in a moro general work. Ihat I . .. • 



^m^y'^ in cities and tow us ? M- 'S' 

'"^' cRE may be several reasons for it. Mt 
f'^Your people are en-aged in agricullu 
1 jj^yce live iu the rural districts, wh 



tflUJP"*'" 



i"^"' '. vely f**^' *"■* foun^ in cities and towns 
'"■r^liad much to do with keeping our 
t'''* ^ ^,yt of towns, for ministers are more 
i^^^ ? to travel and preach where there are 
""^''u r^ or where they have special calls to 
■^"^r and of course they get but few calls 

'^^ ""education and general habits of our nun- 



point was "'glecte*!. as a rt^ulu and mi It occas- 
ionally was iliere pn'ni-hing iliere. 

Out of the few lamili^ spoken <.f above, eight 
sold lo German Bnptists and moved away. Sev- 
t" heads of families have died. A few who aw 
l^ft iu the n-ighborhuod have membership lu the 
iluirch at Lafavtttc, and some ten or twelve 
have membership at Marion. Others not men- 
tioned have moved to other part*, while there are 
remaiuing in the vicinity several who have no 
local membership. Daniel Albaugh. wife and 
one daughter joined the t'.ermnu Baptists; also 
Atuiilla Newman. Mr. Albaugb always believed 
with Tunkers, and simply united with the Disci- 
ples because there wt-re uo TonUers there at the 
lime and when a favoralde opportunity was 
oficTvd he went with them. Mi-s. Albangh is n 
Siifller from Pennsylvania. Nearly all ot her 
conueclious arc Genuan Uaptists. The daughter 
married 11 German Baptist, a s>yi of a miuiMer 
\ouilla Newman's son and wife have since united 
with the Church of Christ. Jonathan Keys [why 
was elected to the ministry by Tonkers] and nile 



hut afterwards united with the Brethren. — VA.] 
G. Did Miss Albaugh marry a Gerinim Bap' 

tiat? ' 

A. No ; hut he and his wife have come to the 

Brethren since. 

7. How long after the discussion was it that 
"Aquilla Newman's aou and wife," joined the 
Campbellite church ? 

A. About eleven years. 

8. Did Jonathan Keys live in Linn county 
at the time of the debate? 

A. No ; we think he lived in MarshuU cnunty 



The debatfi was held in their house, their people 
listened to it. some of them were convinced by 
it and united with the Brethren, and among 
them was the elder of the Campbellite Church. 
Here is " nnvaruislied statement of factii " for 
you. But hear the gentleman in hlrt clotting 
paragraph. He says: 

" From the above unvarnished utatement of 
facts, it is evident to every eloar-headcd , unprfju- 
dicetl, eamlid perwn, thai the little bau<l ot Uiwi- 
ples, known as the Dry Crick Church, cenwal to 
meet in the meeting-house where the debate wa« 
held ; not because of the splendid victnrv of Quin- 
ter and the deleat of McCounel!, but because of 
death, emigration, change of local mcmbernhip, 
absence of ministers lo pn-acU the gospel, the ab- 
sence of the elders, etc., and the epringing up of 
other congregations." 

Now why did he not say that the " abaence of 



iW 



■idai't them to country work much better 
that usually required in cilies. at least 



anil movc<l back sbortiv after, bought a home near the elders" wu:* caused, to a great extent, by 
till- Lafayette Campbellite church, and '•"IT^'^e one of them joining the Bretliren, because con- 
united with them for convenience' s«ke. ^.^^^^^ ^^^^^^ ^^^ Campbellite doctrine was not 
y. Have the "German Baptists * church 1.^^.^^^^^^^^^,^ I prcMUne that is an "unvarmsh- 
rn the neighborhoba wherothe debate yas held'H ^^j .. j.^^^ ^^^ ,,^^^^ j^^ ^p^^^^ ^^. ..,,^.^th," 
A. Yes; member, all around, aud a nieotmg- ^. ^^^ ^^^.^^^ „ ^^^^^ " change of local member- 
house within two and a half miles. .. .V, ,,..,, .. L 

in. Hastlie Brethre,! church Increased or Ul"t>. but what the Imthreu «.,. m au.w.r to 



,'i,?rt«'r«Iii. the" dSpK-*-. Sborily alltr the de- 111. Has the Brethren church increased or l --v ....■■■•---■■-■••■-■■■.-.■■■■■------ 

"lei b. li»d thc'Joil „r » ....^t d Jv„.e,l Tuuker. ,,^^„^,j ;„ j^e neighborhood where tho debate ™' 1"" ;™» "'"«•;; '»"« »» ""» »^;«'' "" " 

and bis brolher, who atleiid.d llie discussion fur " I Mr. McCnniiell s " unvarnished statementi ot 



"" tbinlc so, and for that reason towns have 

voided- It reiiuires more lueaehing, and 

i ' work to build up and maintain a congre- 

'" ' of oar people in town than in the coun- 

"' '" To work successfully in a town, the min- 

^ liiiuself ouglit to live there, and give special 

"'"lion to the work. But owing to llie fact 

' , „„rly all our niinistere are farmers, they 

"kept in the country, and do not feel dispos- 

^'lo work mueh in towns. 

l^lie want of greater missionary eBforts upon 
Ibf pirt of our people, has also had mugi to do 
|„ krepins them oufof towns. They luive but 
|°„. misiionaries. and these are coulined to 
nnlry labor, and do not have time to work up 
la interest in cities. , , , , 

1 am much iu favor of city work, but unless 
„ Lite hold of it right it will not prove a sue 
is When the apostles went into a city to 
bmlii up » church, they spent mouths, and even 
years in one city. Tliey did not preach a few 
MUious in one city, and a few more in some 
other place, and so on, but when they entered a 
place it was with the intention of accomplishing 
wmelUiug, and they were lenerally successful, 
biMUSe tbey clung to the work. And if our 
ptcple intend accomplishing anything m cities 
they mint work on tho same principle. Ap- 
point skilful men to the work and let them take 
their time to it. 

The first Christian church established on 
earth was in the city of Jerusalem. The apos- 
tles spent most of their time preaching and 
huilding up churches in cities. By them the 
truth was planted in the larger cities and per- 
mitleil to work its way into smaller places. 
Their plan was a successful one. 

Times and customs, however, have changed. 
Our people do their most successful work in the 
rural districts, though wc have a number of 
churches in towns, and some of them are doing 
»ell. The apostles could do more in towns 
than we. They were better preachers, better 
infonned, had more zeal than most of preachers 
these times, and then they possessed the pecul- 
iar and good lacul y of holding on till they ac- 
complished something. They did not preach a 
few sermons in one city, and then go to anoth- 
er, but took hold of the work with a will and 
then clung to it. •<■ «• »■• 



the purpose of settling, or hearing settled, the 
i-snes between the two people, is today ill sympii- 
lliv with us, but out of nndue deference to the 
feeluiir^ of bis mother, withholds bis obedience to 
llie'tiTisp.!. Ill Marcli last I baptized iho daugh- 
ter of Mr. Ransier, a most leohnis'l'unkcr. She 
was eiluealed a Touker in the strictest sense. Ijut 
when she "became d woman" she tnrneil inini the 
doctrine, and, -ith hei husband, eoi.Hssed the 
Christ. Another fuel; The German Baptists hay. 
no cliiircli iu the neighborhood where the 
debat.- was held. At the time of the 
debate wo had three congregations in the 
county; the Tunkers one, perhaps two. \N e 
now have seven in working order, ami a ueucleus 
of some twenty or thirty meinbirs within two 
miles of the Tunker Church for nnolher; and it 
is confidently expected that within the nent year 
there will be a congregation organucJ. ' Besides, 
we have brethren all over that county not reckon- 
ed ill these organizations. At the time ol th« 
debate we had but one minister living in tile 
county We now have five, and another spending 
half his timein Linn county. Our members then 
would n.il have exceeded 350. W e now double 
that number, while a large number have gone to 
other parts. Surely the Quinter and McLonnell 
debate ruined our cause in Linn county, Iowa, in 
conseouence of the grand victory achieved by the 
head Mid front of the Uerraan liaptist Iriitermty. 
Another young lady, a daughter of a ^erm.n 
liaotist, has since been baptized into lie one body. 
\lso at other poinLs in the Stale, where we had 
no churches at the time of the debate and the 
German Baptists were strong, we have now flour- 
ishing churches. „ . . 

From the above unvarnished statement of facts, 
it is evident to every clear headeil, unprejudiced, 
candid person, that the little band ol Diciplc, 
known as the Dry Creek Church, ceased to meet 



was 1 
A 



.Id? 



j\. Increased ; nearly all are Brethren within 
two miles around the CampbelUte house where the 
debate was held. 

11. Have the Camphellitea increased or de- 
creased wh.re the debate wiis held? 

A. Uccreaaed ; no worsUip in the old church 
»ny more. [And but few meetings have been held 
llitre by the Campbellites since the diaciisaiou.— ' 
lid.] 

12. Have the Campbellites seven churches 
in working order near where the debate wa.i 

held? 

A No; the nearest is two and a half miles 
north of the Brethren's house. The Uiothreu 
have preached some in there 

13. How many united with the Campbellite 
church at the time of the debate? 

A. One, at the time of the debate, 



facts." 



McConuell's " unvarnished statementi of 



MORE HEART CONVERSION. 

THKItEare pei-sons who, because they were 
baptized with certain things on, think they 
have a Gospel right to continue wearing them. 
They say, "If these things were good enough 
to be baptized in, there is no harm in wearing 
them " When people talk that way. there is 
something not just right ubout the heart. More 
than likely the heart has not been fully converfc- 
el. People who hate the things they once 
loved, and now love the things they once hated, 
are not inclined to evade the Gospel simplicity 
iu that way. 

When old brother Henry Kurt/, was baptized 

U How many united wi'th "the Brethren Ue wa.s attired m his priestly robes. How would 

chui^^h at the time of the debate? i' 1""» l-^ed for hiiii to have continued wear- 

cnuicnaiiu ,,,„,„ ing them, c aiming that if they were good 

.\ Eleven at tune of debate. '"& ' , . ., . i. 

... „„„ :„ ii,„ . unieh to be bap ized in, tbey were good enough 

1.5 How many members were there m the ■ uu'B" '" "J^ i ' -■ " . 

Campbellite church at the time of discission? t» wear? It i. presumable, tha the Mi op^^ 

7 They had some forlv or fi^y at Iho time of eunuch was baptized in his olhcial costume, 

the debate, but at preseiil no church, | Should he have continued in his oflicial costume 

IB. How many members were there in the 



Brethren church at time of debate? 

A. About filVy 1 at nrcsent there are live tnin- 
isters, six deacons and ahontone hundred and eight 
lay niembei^. 

17. Did more Campbellites die than Breth- 
ren? 



^"^^"'^.Ll^eXere the debate was held ; ,\. About an equal number of each church 
m, LI e'or°rr,demlid vttory of Quinter ,,„e died, and more Brethren have moved away 
ad the defeat of McConnell, but because of tban Campbellites. 



d»tl.; "emigration, change of local >"f";b«"'' ,^ 
ibsence of miuislers to preach the gospel, ihe ali- 
lenee of the ciders, etc., and the spruiging up ot 
Zr congregatimis. N. A. McCoNSEU,. 



THE aUlrfTER AND McCONNELL 
DEBATE AGAIN. 

./, ;/. Shore— hncnd : , , , 

OINCK you have published to the world atlarge, 
and your brethren in particular, that the 
Church of Christ, on Dry Creek, Linn county, 
Iowa, has disbanded or gone down ; that it was 
broken up or went dowu in consequence of the 
quinter and McConnell debate held in that vi- 
cinity iu October, 1867, and since you point Ui 
Ihis as an evidence of the victory Mr. (Juintor 
Wiucd in said discussion, and have likewise said 
that wherever your people have held, iliscuasioni 
with the Disciples, the Disciples have gone down, 
etc. 

Will you permit me to make to your readers a 
plain statement of facts in reference to the church 
"h Dry Creek, where Quinter and McConnell 
debated ? 

Iu 18.50 there were living in that locality a lew 
families, some of whose membeia were connected 
with the Church of Christ, which mel alternate y 
at Marion [six miles distant] and Dry Creek. 
About that limtf they commenced a house of wor- 
ship which was never finished , still it was occu 



1' •■uiuii nat iicvci iiumuv.- , "-■■■ -- 

pied as a place of worship for lilteeD years. D... 
i»g this time the Diciples built a large and com 



nF.M,lRKS. 

Some weeks ago Mr. N. A. McConnell was 
holding a series of meetings at this place, and 
while here frequently visited the office. A few 
days before leaving he presented the above, 
wishing to know if we would publish it, at the 
same time giving us to understand that if we 
did not publish it in the Buethrek .it Wonit 
it would be published elsewhere. Of course, we 
a»reed to give him a hearing, and thought it 
best to have some additional " iinvarnislie.i 
statement of facts " from the other side ot the 
house to publish along side of his " unvarnished 
statements," hence sent a proof oi the article, 
and a number of questions, drawn from his ar- 
ticle to the brethren living near where the 
debate was held. Below are published those 
questions, followed by the brethren's answers. 
The reader can likely tell where the " varnish 
comes in: 

gl'ESIlONS iSD .INBWF.IIS. 

1. Who were tho eight families that sold to 
German Baptists? 

Ams None have sold to German Baptists since 
the debate, but tliree before the debate. 

3. Who were the seven heads of families 

that died? ' 

\ QuiW B number have died, and some have 
moved away, that is, if we count back Iwentynuie 
yZ as Mr' McConnell does. Hut since the de- 
Lie only a few have died or moved away. 

3. Who are those living in the vicimty that 
have no local membership? 

A. Only three wilhin two milea of the house 
where the debate was held. 

4 Did Mr. Albaugh believe " with Tunkers 
before he joined the Campbellite church? 

\ No; he first believed the Campbellite doc- 
trine and probably would have conlinneil with 
them, had "they praclice.l what ihey pre.chcl. 



lan uarapoeiiiLes. 

One of our sisters turned Campbellite lor a lew 
years, and dressed in the vuiu fashions ol the 
world but she soon saw that w«8 not the way lo 
heaven, and so turned back lo the Bretiireu church. 
Five Campbellites joined llie Brellircn s ehureli 
■■ Surely the (Jiimter and McConnell debate 
iued" the Dry Creek Campbellite ehuroli. liul 
we don't waul to boast of our work: give Ood the 

^'"^ Yours Truly, 

T. Q. Snvdf.u, 

J. C. MlLLEB, 

Daniel Ai.BAiuti! 
Linn county, Iowh. 

AUUmON.Vt. REM.lllKS, 

Wc are not aware that wc " have published 
totlie world at large," "that the Church of 
Christ, on Dry Creek, Linn county, Iowa, h,.s 
disbanded or gone down," but as a matter ol 
,„■«'< it has been published to some extent, that 
the " Campbellite Church has disbanded or gone 
down in consequence of the tininter and Mc- 
Connell debate." The "Church of Christ, on 
Dry Creek, Linn county, Iowa," stands today 
lirm as a rock, but the " Campbellite Church " 
is among the things of the post. It could not 
stand the light ot truth shining upon its un- 
scriptural practices. We are not any ways 
■alarmed about the " Church of Christ going 
down. It has stood the test too long for that. 

From the above "unvarnished statement ot 
fads "from both sides of the house, it would 



all the days of his life just because he was bap- 
tized that way ? I'anl, who was baiitized only 
a few da.vs after being lonvicted, hud not time 
to lay aside his costly array and attire himselt 
in becoming plainness before his baptism, and 
he laid no claim to the privilege of dressing in 
Ihe style of the world. The same might be 
said of the three thousand who were baptized 
on the day of I'eiilecost. They were convicted 
and baptized the same day, and doubtless many 
of them were attired in their fashionable garbs, 
yet they did not plead for fashion on that 
ground. Nor will any other penon whoM 
heart has been fully converted. 

U at times so happens that persons are con- 
victed and baptized the same day; and not no- 
frequently while fashionably attired. This can- 
not be well avoided. But for such persons to 
come up and plead that they can dress fashion- 
ably all the days of their lives, just because 
they were so dressed when baptized, shows that 
something is not just right. They need a re- 
newing of the mind before they can prove by 
their walk and conversation just what is right. 
Tho heart needs a little more conversion. 

J, H. u. 



MEETl.-iOs in Lanark closed Sunday evening. 
One applicant for baptism. 

Asi> now comes a report, stating that a Cin- 
cinnati engineer has just completed a contract 
with French capitalists to build a narrow guage 
railroad from .larta to Jerusalem. 



The sufferings in England, from the great 
deiiression in business, is increasing, and it is 



seem clear that the " tluinter 
debate" did ruin the Campbellite Church on 
Dry Creek. Of course, we do not claim that 
It materially affected the mind of every mati 
woman and child in the State, nor that ,t 
changed the minds ol thousands in Lmn county 
who did not hear the debate, but that it did have 
some effect on the "Dry Creek " Campbellite 
Church IS evident from the " unvarnished state- 
ments" before US. The question is not what 
effect the debate had where it was not hold, 
but what effect had it on the Campbellite 
Church "on Dry Creek, linn county, Iowa.' 



""^'m'-::,: :: bTt'^-orst has not yet come. The 
and McConnell •'" fi,„ „„n; the death 



ieareuT.n». .ite ">'.°- ■■"' - . , . ^i 

poor and weak must go to the wall; the death 
rate is constantly increasing, and cnmes m 
becoming more numerous. 

Jlsl as we were about Enishing thLs pa^, 
we received a letter from Brother David F. 
Eby, sUting that Brother Daniel MrUer « 
having good succ«s on the Wisconsin mission. 
Four have been baptized, and among them was 
an aged Campbellite preacher. The inler«t 
was running high, and the congregat.oa. 
Urge. 



'Vtll-7 Um-yVHUKW A.T "WORIC 



0IU phh (jfraoa. 

" Thf irortJi of TrtUh no Tongut Can Tell " 

ThU departTDPDi !■ ilcaifcnM for Mhln|t kn<] kn<»priDf 
0IM« lUMilum. ftnil ror tb« aoliiMon of «triptor«l 'ilffimt- 
Um All qiiniinn.. ohoult ho aUIr I tiiIi cMtlor. uiij «o- 
<»»r*-l niih <u> much rlp-irn*"-* .^ |N-«.iM«. [d oHer U 
proDor« llilile Trulh. .^nklri tut tbit dvputmnit. moat 



AHEAD, »7«. i»ftn». iiioiitb, amm, bandi*. fin 
g'-n* and 



Ploaso (jivp ycHir vl.-wn of Uvh. 12: 2fl; " For our 
Ood Is ft consuming firp." J. W. Wall. 

Will «oi(K- oiiK ti-llmc how IdUK Nnati waa tiujld- 
iDg tliu ark? Jhkaul J'kviioh. 

What fs the meuninir of thi- liwt two w*iikIii of j 
Cor. Ifl: ti't ■•Anathiniiii Maran nlha." ami what 
JainruaKc \n It'/ W. II. Mll.Ll!lt. 

Wfia Jiidiw prtw-nt wlion focUwanrilnH. the lyord'a 
8u|i]>tT. anil tlie Conmiiiiihm ivcrw inatllutt-d? 
Sonit* iJii.' will jilea^c (•Ti>laln. J. M. Dktiiick. 

I'lfiiHt' Biv« an fxplaniitinii ,m ] Cor. .'.;:.: "To 
delfvnr .iiicli an onr- unto Satan for Ihfi di-atrnrtlon 
of tJif UpsIi, that tlip Hpirlt may Im> itavi-d In tht- day 
of the Lord Jesus." M. W. Kbim. 

ricjutc oxiihilu Johni; 13: "Which wonj horn, 
not of hlijod, nor of tin- will of the llcali, nor of the ( 
»lll of man. but of find." What hirths Me \ifn- 
r«ferrf^ to, natural or nidrilnal ? 

J. Y..'*navi:lv. 
1. How iriitiiy llirnjici arc n-ffTD-d to In I(«v. ri: 
I ? 2. What i'<iiiMltlnt<>d thr. hnyUniu of •* our fath- 
om "n-foncil tjj In iCor.lo; I, ay a, IIow ofli-n 
wore thi-y Imj.li/.-d iinlo Mn«nHy 

TftOMAl Ill.ArK. J(l. 

PlpfwcKlvcanr-itpliiinitlon of H(>v. S2:2, Itroiwbi 

thuH: " In the mldnt of the iitroct of It, and on eltli 

er Hide of iliv rivor, wtun thriK Uii' tri'^-of llfi-, whlcli 

him- tw.ilvi- uiannw of frniUt, and yl«'tdcd her fruit 

every month: and (lie Ii'avcd i,f the tri-r. wc-rc for 

• the hcallnff of the nations." A HitoTiiKft. 

WlllHomr< om-heao kfinl na to cxidatn Matt. . 

«», DO: "And If thy rlKlil c-yn omuid thoc, pluck it 

out, andm.l II from II.....: r..r it Ih prolHahl.. for 

thf^clhrd ..lU'of tJ.y nn'inhfTH nhould jltIhIi, 

not thalthy whol.. hody HhouM he riwt Into ht'ti, 

And If thy rlRht hand offend Ihci-, nit It off," rtr. 

H. A. J-'LiOKiNdicit. 

Will 111.' KiiFTMiir.N- AT WotiK [ilcimr. givo aimx- 

Idanuliiui .>n Matt. I'l; 17. which h.-uIh hh f.dlowH: 

"Li-I hliii wirirli Is on I In- In.im-l-.iJ not come down 

to take anytldiiK "Ul of IiIb hiin»c," 

Al4ov(Ttn. 40, which rendu ax f.dl.nm: "Then 
Hhi.ll two t... In llu, lldrl, the .>n<. Hhall ho taken Jind 
the..tln-rlen." .lANii Hkiii.v. 

Si.iii.- i.ne will jileiiHc expljifn Mark ID; 17, IH; 
"And theso hIuhm «lmll follow them that heih-ve; 
In my nanio flluill they ciwt out devllH; they uhall 
■peakwllh nt'W louBuert; Ihey Hhalltakn iij. ner- 
pontu; an.l if th.-y <|ii„i< ,i„y u.'adlv thhitf. It Hl.all 
not hull fhein: Ihey xlndl lay lian.h on Ih.- m, ' 
ami th.-y Minil! reeover." Wh„ !« refened toy 

J. J-. HllOWN. 



. and be permitted to a^iiociate with holy angels. 
. ,. ,. ,„ "^^ J'"'"' ''« ''""'»" ".J the ./.iril. of ju,l men made perfetl through 

.^i,^ lo^L ""' . • 7^' •.""•»»<-»)/» d.ell .„.„% ,he blood-»a,hH.br„ogof ,he 
tbeWjof every .„,,„«: ^d plaot .. .d.,pM j „,■ ,,„„ »!,„ ha, lo,<J ,„. and ha, done ™ much 

^i , 'T . T"":" '" '"•'>"""« ";»' : -'i. 'he Ka.her, and .looping «, iL », .0 fake 
'? f, God. And .0 far .. man „ ,n 11,, i „„„„ ,,i„,„„ „„, hum.,,;.,: Iba. I.y .0 doing 

,ma«e and l,ltpi,e.« ,0 far niii.t h. he liiie Ilim: he " ' " 
and thi8 aa to form, for in Jmu,-, G«al appear^nl 
aa a man: and in Hiiirit also, if we live Christ- 
like, for conid He h*- otherwise in u* and we in 
Ilim? See .John 17: al i3, .1. li. Hopfkb. 



Jtfiiia of ;Ji,te^ 



THE ORPHAN. 

BY VBLl.\ hTLThMA.V. 

I'm Id this world of care 

Wllhout a father'^ I'jvu: 
>'o mother's voice in evi-tiiuK |> ayer— 
• 'tiwy are with Ood'ahnvc. 

No HiHt«'» g.inlle jimih-— 

Xo hrother I.-ft me here; 
I'm left alonu a little whllf 
Without a kindrod dtar. 
Itiit .r.*niiti in my friend. 

In Illm I |iiit my trunt, 
Srj when my Itfu on Bartli Hhall end, 
I'll dwell amoiic the jiwt. 

And «hen In thai (,Teat day. 
What Iileannn-M niim- will he. 

If in that world fto far awai. 
My i.,ii.-nCt I«liall nee. 

And wli.'ii >.in km-el t.» j»ray, 

A.I.I jiiNliin.. Hurd f.u me, 
Thitl I more initlenl ..very day, 

And faithful U'> to It.'. 

THE LOVE OF GOD. 

«V JAUVM WIKT. 



— S.V.VKEY baa been iatel.v 81,^11^!^°?^ 
land. "."e.nSki, , 

—It is proposed to hold a worl,)' r . 
York in IbSn. """ti., 

—The finding of rich gold depo,,,, . 
Tennessee is attracting much atfenti '" ^'^' 
— Thh p-irst Preahjtcrian Church i 



III., just completed at 



costof to,,^"""^ 
burned on the -second instant. ' '* ^ 

lave boen ik 
venlora of ,nctal pens, aud to have fi '" 
I then of brass in ISld. '"^ "i-i I, 

— TllK lier,-ditary protector tjf j 
has been arrested and lljn)wn into p/^*"'" ' 
the famous car of the idol is for sale '^°"' ^^ ■ 

-S2.:,04,,inO was the price paid t„ p 
by Great Britian for a little inlet of th,. "/'""' 
Ocean i„ South-easteru Africa. '' ''^'^ 



-]s a mound 
s of .T creni 



recently opened l„ pi^i 
.-ted body were f„„„j > ■ 



WISE MASTER BUILDER. 



IVIIJ some one jlv,. iin an e\|,lanatlun on 1 Cur 3 
'?•,'.!" '•"■I"' I" ll,„ builder y a. Wbattbemale. 
rid / :i. How slwll a Imui's w,„li lie tried l,y u,..'. 
4. 1 r a man-, ihuik i,„ imin,.,!, ;,„„ ,i„||i „ 
•d yet HO as by (liey jj jj ^„ 



nlie 

ll,TMl!,t. 

builder? I say Paul. IK. wits 
ease spoken of as n " wisp master, 
builder." Me w;ls then going about and build- 
ing up cburcbea, and was one of llie biiildeisi ol 

the Coriutbiau cliureb, imd he (Paul) ,ai,l that 

Ihcy welu the temjile of Qud, and if any nim, 

would delilo the temple he would be ilestroy- 

oJ. So those thai would dolil,, the leniple are 

some of lliewuod. hay and stubble which are 

l'"'"'"'''l "''<'r: and those that would not 

defile ,u-,. the (johl, silve.-, luid precious atone, 

ivh.ch aie calle.l ||„. substantial material of 

wbieb ll,e temple of God is built. At the eoiii- 

ing of the LonI .Ji.sus every juuu's work sluill be 

tned, hence all the temples that a,o built on 

Jesus Phrist, that suie foundation, which Paul 

had laid for the (,'oriuthiaus, will bi. tested, and 

he ,8 warning those who would build on that 

foundation that they should be ciuvfnl how 

they build therc.on, for the work waa all to be 

trieil; and ii« I'luil wik the ivise master builder 

he would be savisl even if many of his convert.s 

would be destroye,! ,is hay, stubble ,u,d wood. 

Ithmk that all those who are preaching and | these shalfye "do bee 

converl,ng ,neM and women to Christ are buihl 



IME fall of man in Kden'a garden gave an 
occasion lor im exhibition of the grace of 
(iod towards the human liunily, and there ai-e 
two itersonages more promiiienlly brought to 
in man's tall aud redem[,tinn. The fall 
wiw occiLsioned by thi- disobedience of the tirst 
man," who was of the earth earthy;" the atone- 1 
meat wos accomplished by the Model Man, " the 
Lord from heaven." When we consider that 
"(iod was in Christ reconciling the world unto 
lumself " during the period of His sulleriug, la- 
bor and self denial, we may then more easily 
see that thi. supreme love of our Creator was 
extended to us, luid this will enlist our sympo- 
thy and supjiort to forwiud the cause of Christ; 
Mid could we also know that we are the recipi-^ 
ents of divine coiniawsion, our benevolent na- 
tures should be called out in aflc'ctionate obedi- 
ence to all the renuisitions of our divine Teaclier, 
as the promised rewarda contaiiied in the Glo.s- 

WllOisIhe builder? I say Paul IK, w.Ls TIu ,''""p, "T '',7 ""'*■ '" *''""" "'^'' "" 
in this ease sonkenf • • huthlul lu Chnst. The commsuds are to occu- 

,11 inis ease spoken of ns a" wise mnslei- nv (ill I,., ,.„.„«« «..,, ;r r -.i ^ , 

py till ne comes, nnu it we are faithful over a 

few things, we shall be made ruler over many 

things, when we enter the joys of our Lord. 

Our life should be "hid with Christ in God." 

If we are "risen with Christ" we will "sot our 

all'ectious on things above," and not exclusively 

on thiugs of oortli. Through the work of ,-e- 

deinptiim our salvotion has been obtained, as we 

" have Iwen bought with n price "—the precious 

bloorl of Christ, which entitles us to an iuberit- 

ailee with all th,. saiuls in light, Itehold what 

manner of love that wo should be called the 

sons of God. ond equal with our Elder Brother 

in the fruition of heaven. 

Hy cousUmtly dwelling u]iou the truth of the 

Gospel, we imbibe the nature of ils Author, and 

when we arc " thoroughly furnished for every 

good work " we will be like him, for this enables 

us to see Uiiu as he is; Christ was interested 

during his ministry, in the work of his Father. 

He was heard to suy, .■ Jly Father woiketh 

hitherto, luid I work, aud greater works than I 

I go to the Father." 

e. ih the e,,use Of chr,.t Olid sh^id-:;^ i:;;;^ ir^:;;!r:;r^;i -::- :-;--^^ 

on the right hand of the throne of God, inter- 
cediug for us. The promised Comforter, the 
Holy Spirit, is at present with the children of 
God, guiding tliem into the way of truth and 
righteousness, that was pointed out by Jesus, 
our Ksompler. This is done by bringing to 
our remembrance all thiugs whatsoever he 
would have us perform. 

Now, since God hns done so much for ns, are 
we not willing also to deny ourselves, lake up 
our cross and follow the Caplniu of our salva- 
tion, will, was '■ made perfect through sutlering" 
aud " was tempted in all points as wearo, )et 
without sin?" Through the present life we may 
prepare for that futuresUte of existence beyond 
ke I "|e «'«".. where we may become in possession 
ot the glorious felicities revealed unto us by the 
Holy Spirit in our home in the heavenly world. 



ight .Iraw us back into the bosom of the 

Father, to again enjoy that sweet fellowship 

and communion severed by our fall from iuno- 

cency and purity before contaminated with sin. 

Meditating upon the precious truths of the 

Gospel of Christ enables us to grow in grace 

and the knowledge of divine things, for the j 

truths of the liible are food for the soul; it is by 

I this means that the divine nature is developed. 

and fern, babta in Chris, we grow up to the full 

stature of the man Christ Jesus. 

How consoling to the minds of those who 
have been rerfewed after the image of him who 
created them to dwell upon the destinies of our 
iuuuortal spirits. Our highest natures can on- 
ly be satisiied when we awake in the likeness of 

our liedeenier. though at present it .loth not skull, which WMulilived as an urn 
lully ,ipp,.ar what we shall be; neither are our 
Unite conceptions able to comprehend what it 
is to be like Christ. 

Our greatest delight and higheit ambition 
should la;, that after the vicissitudes of life are 
over, we may ourselves be in astateof readiness, 
and have induced as many other members ol 
the raw who came u,ider our influence also to 
have embraced the Go^pel of the blessed Son of 
God, that they, with us, may receive the crown 
I ol life when death intercepts our earthly career. 
[ or Christ ccnes to collect his jewels—the pre- 
cious ones of earth— aud gather them home, 
where they 2nay have a right to the " tree 01 
life and ent<.r in through the gates into the city." 
the Ne'w Jerusalem, " lilcsted are they who 
do the commaudiupiits," 

There are n,any great and precious promises 
crontained in the written Word, and the enjoy- 
ment of these are insured to us if obedient to 
inch commands as •■ If ye love me keep my 
co,nmandnients," Christ gave to men a perfect 
law, and this law contains the new co,u,uaud- 
ment that we should love one onother. He 
o],ened up a " new and living way " from earth 
to ablessed immortality. Our hopes of eternal 
life are coulinually confirmed while conteniplal- 
ing upou the n,»ritorious work of our dear 
lord. The children of God are at present the 
recipients of his g,-,ice, and enjoy, to a limited 
extent, the blessings of Christianit). The rea- 
son they do not enjoy more is because Satan is 
permilted to exert his influence in opposition to 
the peaceful doctrines of the cross; but when 
once he is bound, and his power circumscribed 
within the narrow liuiits of the "bottomless 
pit," then will the long, aud much desired reign 
of Christ in iierson begin on earth, aud the 
"kingdoms of this world will become the king- 
dom of Christ" aud , ield to him their happy 
llegiance. 



— A.v Iri.sh lady living at Flushing u. 
land, is ovei- one hundred and nineyem r* 
and is OS hale and hearty as ever, ^^''' 

-The United States appears, by the » 1 
tic, of mortahty in various countries, lol!,:'" 
healthiest country in the worid. 

— A GENTi.KsiA.v in Pennsylvania has a 
which hits been pronounced by antiquariaaVl" 
be a shekel which was current com B. c 33V" 

—An English gentleman is raisi^^Y^^ 
peas from seed taken from the folds of an £„'' " 
tian mummy, where they had lain fo, w' 
years, ' ^ 



— I.v four days from Dec 
inches of rain fell in San 



MOSHEIM'S "AN IMMERSION.' 



BY SAMUEL SALA. 

MOSIIEIM, in his Ecclesiastical History says: 
" liaptism was performed in the first cen- 
tury, by an immersion of the whole body in the 
baptismal font." This is considered, by some 
as being equivalent to saying single immersion 
was practiced in the first century; but trine 
immersion is also on imiimMmi of the whole 
body, for the whole body is immersed in the 
sense Mosheim refers to the " on immersion 



• 37 to Jan. 1, ,i, 

1, ., , "iienavenlura, C.I 

-oth mail and telegraphic communication.., 
suspended by the storm. 

-Tall trees near a house or ham are.o.! 
lirotecton. from lightning. A tall po,,lar J 
IS as good as any lightning-rod, being a™.: 
conductor of electricity. 

—The oil well of the Los Angeles Compn, 
in the Sespe district, from a depth of 1,500 f^,' 
,s spouting oil to a hight of fifteen feet, and it 
such quantities as to be uncontrolled. 

—A IIKAVV locomotive e-Yploded Jan. 2, aljmil 
two miles from summit, on the Central Pacillt 
railroad. The engineer was killed iii-staallj. 
others fatally or seriously injured. The explo- 
sion was terrific, spreading ruin all around. 

Up to the 2nd ult., there had been supprra- 
cd under the Anti-Socialist law in the larger 
German States Ui clubs, and forty periodicsli 
and 135 other publications had been blacklisted. 
—The immense establishment of Wanimakir 
in Philadeljihia is lighted with the electric light. 
The Timrs sa.ys his g-as bill has amounted to 
¥200 each Saturday night; electric light bill, 
$10.60- No wonder gas stock is depreciatiug. 
—Chabi.es F. Markley, the boy who im 
caught robbing a store in Jersey City, said that 
he obtained a knowledge of the "dulies" of a 
burglar by reading the weekly hoys' papers. 
He was sent to the State Reform School. There 
ought certainly to be some way to reach Ike 
writers for and publishers of these detestable 



—The New \'ear's of 1S7,^ w,i3 a cold one. 
Reports Jan. 2nd give the thermometer below 
zero, as follows:— Omaha, nineteen; Youktoii, 
D. T., twenty.five; St. Paul. Minn., thirtj: 



The question then ,s What d.d Mosheim mean .Springfield, III., twenty; Chicago, twenty-three: 

bv an iinnieesmn cf tl.n ,..l.-,„ l . 3. .. „ ,-. . oi _. , < ^__ " . ." 



I'oiiudatiou. 
■ss trouble ill 
rouble-some 
points are member* 



wood. h.ay and stubble on that 

Were this done there would be le 

the church in the present day 

members, about doctrinal 

who are taken into the church before they are 
taught, and then when another one like Paul 
comes along and jireaches the whole doctrine 
such meiubers will become stubble in the 
.jhurch to the man that had converted them, 

M. FORN.^Y, 

IN THE IMAGE AND LIKENESS I 
OF GOD. 



«'«rea<li„Gen.l:2«:.i.etu.makeman 
own image, after our llkenesi" Did (iod 
mw, in the form of himself. „r „,« the image spi 

A. iIoi.l,l.\OE]{. 



by " an immersion of the whole body ? " Ev ,- 
dently trine immersion, for the following reii- 
He cites Girard Vossius as his authority 
aud Vossius says, " The ancient church practic- 
ed trine immersion all over the world except 
Spain." 2. On page !ll. Vol. 1, in a note at 
the bottom of the page, he says, " Tertuliian 
gives an account of the ceremonies used in bai>- 
tisiii in the -second century, and says- • They 
were not dipi».d once, but thrice.'" 3 On page 
113, on the subject of baptism, he refers to the 
second book of Chrysostom, who says- " Chri t 
delive,-ed to his disciples one baptism, in three 
■mmersions of the body." 4. On the same page 
Augustine were great 
■if to infuse into the 



he says: " Jerome and 
and ntible men. and lab.i 
mind, .d lb. people ju.t notions of religion 
And Jerome savs. •■ We are thrice dipped in wa- 
er that the ,uystery of the Trinity m.ay appear 
to be but one." Augustine says, " ifter vou 
professed your belief, thre* times did we s'lil)- 
merge your heads in the siKred fountain." 

This is sufficient to show what 
eral practice of all antiquity. 



: was the 



(Cleveland, seven. At New York it fell twenty- 
five degrees from five o'clock to twelve; Louis- 
ville, navigation suspended. Reports from 
Wtttertown, Oswego, and Buffalo, say that roads 
were blocked and trains suspended, and in some 
places abandoned. 

—The Vellowstone Geiseh.— These Gef- 
sers are the most remarkable in the world. 
There are more than 10,000 vents. The Grand 
Geyser throws a column of water six feet in di- 
ameter 200 feet high, while the stream ascends 
1,000 feet. Its eruptions occur every tweutf- 
four hout^, and continue twenty minutes. The 
Giantess throws a stream twenty feet in diame- 
ter sixty feet high, and through this five or §i> 
smaller jets 250 feet high. It plays twent.v 
minutes once in eleven hours. The Giant sends 
up a fivi^foot column 140 feet high for three 
hours. The Beehive projects a column Ihne 
feet in diameter to the enormous height of 21* 
leet for about fifteen minut.s. Old Faithful 
very regular for firteen minutes, once an hoar. 
gen- sends up its ma-ssive column six feet in diaine- 
I ter 100 lo -KO feet high. 




M-iriK ii3tii:ajriH>:>; ^vr wokic 



Echoes^from the C«nter, 



■fmm Our SpwU! 

Old year— New Year's Day— A New Field 
I** ^ Fading Flower— Another Day's Labor 

7 the Camp- 

■"yT-gER year ia now numbered with the 
I ' hipp' of the past.— Yeo gone with all its 
' d sorrows, and the result will oulj- be 
"■" ^td in eternity. Ah, whut has th^ past 
<*^^ ot *?eu! It has witnessed in this our be- 
^^ j^d. acuuiitry hlessstd with peace and 
ritv. Productiveness every-where, and 
f''^*^ well filled- the result ot* the labor 
f^'^'^lie liands of the husbandmen. V'liver^al 
^^^ abouutls within her borders and with sis- 
f'^'g(if,„fi,aiid no culumities have befallen her 
"' t!ie scourge of the fever-stricken South. 
**? = ffitnes'^ed many sorrows throughout the 
IJ nations arrayed against nations, and 
* v'liohie Rons have fallen victims in this 
" iful carnage to satisfy the ambition of un- 
*'*]|v ma. It has also witnessed disasters 
^ ' Ujid and sea; all of which toacli us that 



BJX'U 



laJi<I » 

duoiiii^d to dissolution and must pass 
..y In the peace and prosi»erity enjoyed, it 
iialdiiwake thankfulness in every heart and 
,,(ini|it lis all to greater otnlience to our Di- 
Kii'tior. Ill tlie trials and tribulations en- 
, 1 should tause induration to flow' from 
«rv i.'!art and acknowledge a power Divine. 
^jjjj'goTprUs the universe and guides the desti- 
„,H.f uatio"!^- 

'\'en- Yeiir's day is here — and a v<?ry cold da\ 
tjj and while we driiw our comforter around 
fii bracing the storm or sit by the hot fire on 
Ibis cold Winter"!' day, how uiahy in this wide 
rturMares^ollVring "for the uecesssu-ies of life, 
jiid ilo uoi enjoy the blessings that wp, through 
ll,H IVoviJence of God, arc permitted to do. 
Stioiild Dot this awaken sympatliy within our 
li^irt, toivnrds the poori' The doplh ot our 
-juipatliy is always measured by the amount 
of practictil heuefit we bestow upon the sutl'e: 

IBg 

t*r. 

Tliis is Sunday, and tlie word of life will he 
[if 111 forth from the stand to the people throu] 
„ut l!ie laud. Oh. may God enlighten the 
minds of thf Pauls and the Peters, that thi 
j,y tlie truths of the Gospel may he spoken i 
inthcouvincing terms tlmt many wanderers 
irlllr^^tarn to the fold of Christ. Brother W. 
CTeettT and brotlier E. .Bo.-isermau conducted 
thtiservice^ at the Oid church, and preaolied 
udIo the people as God gave ability, and we 
learu, ba<i good audienct; and attention 

Tlie writer opened npaNew Field among 
Ihe Baptists, down on the iilanchurd, and 
preaclied in their church to quite an interest 
ing cangrpgatiou. To stand in the temple 
t'jiilJDg forth the truths of the Gof^pel, is a very 
rrspoiiHble position, yet it affords me plciwur^ 
lutem:h humanity the way everlasting, that 
we might all become more God-iibe, and be 
brought so near his holy image, that he can see 
Cod in us and dwell with us and we with him 
lliroiighout the annals of oternity. 

T'^dHj- yvii recf-ived the intelligence that the 
brirtliieu and friends are woi.^liii'ing at the 
bo^ie of mourning at the Old churcli. A lit- 
tle bioouiiag plant of bi-othti- Pliyles 13 now 
ursjipett in tLe cold embrace of death, and 
viiiiig hearts is the satl lot of that dear family. 
Brother E. Bossermau ofljciiited in the funeral 
iiits, and held forth the truths of the Gos- 
Mai* God gave ability. This world is one 
'ut house of mourning. Thouijh many are 
iMi>.vs associated iu life, yet sorrow and grief 
>ff the common lot of all. Our associations iu 
lifsareof short duration. Soon, all very soon 
separation, the wife-, the husband, the 
preot or child is stepping off the stage of ac- 
' ''I, and sad hearts rest in the bosom of the 
imivors. This exemplifies the fact clearly to 
"Wiiiiuds, that in this life we have no abiding 
P'»fe, all doomed to dissolution however dear 
^"'. This, then, draws the mind and our as- 
I'l'^lions heavenward, '"Knowing in yoursi-lves 

■ ^'i'lve in heaven a better Bud an oodur- 
• '-tnuce." What a consolatiou to the 
^Midii! Thia is the inheritiinc gained, the 
JDduriug substance," which Paul calls ''m in- 
J'f'tanwii.corruptible. and undeHled.that fad- 
lot away, ix-servcd in heaven for yoH, who 
^yei't by the power of God thrmigh faith 
"" Bdlvatiyn ready to be revealed in the last 
'J"*^- 1 Peter 1 : 4, 5. This i:i iU: Christian's 
'^^'' ''^^^ upon this anchor we tvat nad uwait 
J^t-idding of the Miiiter. Sinaer, would you 

'*■ this hop*., this holy peace wid serenity 
^J"^ your soul? Lay hold on the . promises 
■'^'^t'y yielding obedience to all His divine 

'-'iQ'l*. that wh«a lifti with jO) -its trialfi 



are over, jou tun liv^ m ptsce tLd Lol>li«'»>. iu 

that housu not made with hands, eternal in the 
heiivens. 

Lord's day ia here again, and hailed with joy 
by the believere in Christ, : 



I thfi 



id II. 



Uii'd on i\.e (rain for Wahiln. and ar- 

Mtn.e evening. Next mor»ii-g,i start- 
ed on Ihe steamboat l«.r MuUumah county, jn 
the lower end of the Willamette Valley. Ar- 



nd onward we go hved at Slott'a Landing, 
toourtieldof labor. Our home mission tield Sandy river, 
being somewhat ' .... 



somewhat large, and the calls lor preach- 
ing irequent, we divide up the ministerial force, 
and alternate each Sunday, thus building up 
the cause by mutual labor. Btother E. Bosser- 
mau met the appointment at the Gardner 
sehool-house. Brethren W. C. Teeter and Ja- 
cob Witmore at Pleasant Rtdge church. The 
writer at a .point some fifteen milea distant, 
near Fiudlay, Ohio. We met a full house, and 
tried to entertain them for a while in the spirit 
of the Gospel. Subject, " The blind Beggar." 
Mark 10: 411-52. Many souls are sitting out- 
side the gate and are totally blind; cannot see 
any attractiveness or beauty in the person of 
Jesus Christ or the Christian religion. Thus 
they sit and procrastinate until the harvest is 
past, the Summer ended and their soul is nut 
saved. Now and then a few are made sensible 
of their condition and they, like the blind m^n, 
are begging, and when Jesus ma.kes that path 
Hi^ passing way, they embrace the opportunity 
and cry, " Jesus, thou son of David, have mer- 
cy upon me,'* obey the call, comply with the 
conditions, and are saved. Oh sinner, Jesus is 
pa-vsiug by, perhaps tins is the last chance, lh<- 
last opportunity. Will you not ^^eizetlie bless- 
ing while it may be obtained'? Come, oh come. 
Je-us will stop and eifect a cure. Will you 
permit him':- S. T. Bosserman. 

Jnu. Ulh, J879. 



near the mouth of 
on the 20th. Lodged with friend 
J. Stutt; next day I w«ut to brother J. Hein- 
ey ^. Here we held sU meetings, five at the 
White school-house and one at Slotfs school- 
house. On Friday tti;.2rth. brother J. Heiney 
conveyed me to Portlnnd. and nest day to Uay- 
ton, Yamhill Co., where we had three meetiugH. 
Lodged with brother Samuel Doney on Sunday 
iiit;ht; thence home, at which place I arrived I 
on the 31st of Dec. Found all in moderate 
health. While I Was on my trip I hftd very 
good luck, enjoyed good Health and generally 
met a very knnd reception; preached thirty- 
three sermons since the l.^th of November, and 
attended three council meeting*. Had very 
good attention generally, for which I feel truly 
thankful to the Lord and to the brethren and 
sisters and friends for their kindness towards 



From the Pacific Coast. 



FOR the satisfaction of many of the readers 
of the Brethuen at Work. I wilt say, I 
left my family and residence on the 6th of 
Nov., nt rottfe for Washington and Idaho Ter- 
ritories, on a mission of love. Traveled most 
of the way by steamboat, some by railroad, 
some by stage, sometimes on a wiigon, some on 
horseback and some on iiiot. Arrived at broth- 
er Moses Hunts, Columbia Co., W. T. on the 
nth of November. Remained with the Breth- 
ren here a few days. Had a very .small council 
meeting on the Hth. 

On the 15th, in company with brother A. E. 
Troyer, of Columbia Co., we started for the 
I'ulouse country ; arrived at brother .\. P. Flory's, 
Whitman Co., W. T.,. on the loth. Had a 
small meeting on Sunday afternoon. 

On the 17th, in company with brother Flory 
we started to brother Abraham Steward's, Ar- 
rived there the same eveuius;. This is in Ne/ 
perce county, Idaho Territory. We found 
nine member^ of the church residing in th 
neighborhood. Here we held a series of meet- 
ings; had ten public meetings and one council 
nu^cting, at which time we organized a church, 
calling it the Palouse Valley church. There 
were seventeen members present, and all agreed 
to carry out the general order of the church 
We then held a choice for a minister and dea- 
con: the lot lell on brother Thonms Steward 
lor minister and brother Nathan West for dea- 
con. May the Lord enable them to be useful 
and faithful in their calling. They had one 
deacon before we organized the church, viz , 
brother William li King. The address of all 
these official brethren is Moscow, Nezperce 
Co., Idaho Territory. Duriug these meetings 
there was one accession bybaptisin. The^e wirt 
the first meetings ever held by the Brethren 
in that countv. 

On the 28th of Nov.. iu company with 
brethren Thomas Stewaiil and Nathan West, 
we started for the Pataha church, Columbia 
Co, W.T. Arrived at brother A. E Troycr'oou 
the Syth. Ileniaiued here one week; had seven 
meetings and one council meeting. Found 
things iu apitiful condition with most of the 
members — so much so that it was necessary 
to disorganize this church. On the morning 1 
left that neighborhood there were' two made 
application for membership, to be attended lo 
at the firnt opportunity that will otfer itself. 

December the 7th, C. W. Frick conveyed 
me down to brother F. N. Winder 'w. the 
same county. Had two meetings here- 

On Monday, the 9th, brother F. N. Wind^^r 
conveyed me to Dayton, the county seat ol 
Columbia Co. Went from Dayton to Walla 
Walla £ity. Arrived at Walla Walla city on 
the ilth. Lodged with brother George Bashor, 
who resides about one mile East of the city. 
Nex diiy, went out to David Bashor's. nine 
miles nearly South oi Walla Walla, where I 
met brother David and .lister Kiestor, who ar- 
rived here from III. the Sth of Nov. AVbil^ in 
this neighborhood, held four meetings; Lhtnce 
.back to \^'Hlla Walla city the J6th of Dee. 
Uamaiued here with brotlier George Bashors.' 



Distance traveled on tile above journey is be- 
tween eight and nine hundred mile^. 

Now after taking the above long and tedius 
trip, being absent from home eight weeks, and 
having labored hard for the cau^^e of our Divine 
Ma>ter, I wish to saj- to the Brethren jn the 
Atlantic Stttte.H, that we need help hero on thi; 
coast very much indeed. We have a scope ot 
country all of five hundred miles in length, 
with only one ordained elder to preside over 
these scattered brethren and churches. East- 
ern Oregon, Washingtou Territory and Idaho 
Territory, as it stiinds now only have one ur- 
t;anized church, with only one young nmii-.ter 
and three deacons, who reside at Moscow, Irla- 
ho Territory, near the Huf between W. T. and 
I. T.; and here in the Willamette Valley church, 
we have a large territory with only a very few 
working ininiHters, and our members very scat- 
tering indeed. While you are working at the 
missionary cause out ther.>. Mntik of the large 
tield of labor here in the f.r West. Could not 
-ome of theelilers, mini-sters. deacons and pri- 
vate members emigrate to this country, and 
settle down somewhere, and help us carry on 
the great work of the Lord? Souls are starv- 
ing here for the breail and water of life. 

There are so many calls here for meeting 
—many more tjian we can comply with; and 
very seldom do I have»ttuy 'niinisterial hel[> ai 
our meetings, while you iu there often have fruni 
four to eight or more ministers pre.'entat one 
meeting. Will you not consider our condition? 
Can you do your duty and not heed this Mac- 
edonian call? Our country is good enough, and 
the climate mild. We have had very Utile rain 
since the 15th of Nov,, and a few little snows; 
mostly very fair weather of late; but this is 
not common here at this sea* on of the year. 
. Since I arrived home we had six meelingH 
here in our ueighborhood. Brother A. H. Bal- 
timore, of Albany, Linn Co., was with us at 
four of these meetings. Attention and order 
were good. Closed our meetings last night. 
Our text last night was the Lord's Supper, 
showing the difference between the Jewish 
pa>«sover and the Supper instituted by the Sav- 
ior the lust night before His crncilixion. 
Vours fraternally, 

DaVih Bkowkji. 
Siih'm Oregon, Juji. 0, 1879, 



t«i Colorario iiud iimk« that oor future home. 
Tamk it .n yoinl .. cuuutiy >%» ati* one could 
desin\ MyaeU' and Utile family «ai>ave for 
KaiiMw, to see our sister whom we have not 
seen for wveral years. 

WhitmiUe, J//.., Jnn. W/i, lH7U. 



Missionary Convention. 

THIS tuissionary question has been lallcL-d of 
by <piiu? !v number of brethr.n'ih Middle 
Indiana, and at a Love-feast last Fall. Two 
councils were held, and I)oth decided in favor 
of a eonveution, and I wai reqiiestfd lo eorres- 
pond with the brethren to obtain a place to 
hold the Convention. On applicition to Jonas 
Umbangh, the elder of the Spring Creek con - 
eregation, he informed me that they will take 
the ni.eting. Coustrinently on the 22nd day 
of April ne.s:t. this meetii.ti wJl l>«- held with 
the Spring Creek brethren. \^ this is an ad- 
joining congregation t^ when? llio next Dis- 
trict Meeting will he held the day following, 
brethren can com** to the Cnnwntion and thea 
be conveyed tn D, M. A general invitation is * 
given. Bi-ethren coming by rail to the conven- 
tion will necf-ssarily h:iv« to come on the -l\tX 
to Pnrslon orCulanio stations On the Eel River 
Valley R. H.. where they will be met with con- 
veyanri^.md taken lo place of nie<tinK. Breth- 
ren of Middle Indian.i are way behindourMst«r 
State districts in this nobl^ work, which biM 
tor its olijeit the salvation r.f conlt. Now lot 
us organize on the Brethren'^ Work of Evan- 
gelism, or Nome suitable plan that we mny agree 
upon. \. Lkedt. 



Danisn Mission Report. 

Panther (Ircik church, Iowa, ? 2(K) 

Moses Millor, 6.00 

Upper Couawagii iihurch, Pu 2.00 

Shannon church, ill 16.85 

H. H. IJean. Pa l.So 

Levi Zumbrum, lad., 1.00 

Fn-m an unknown person at ByroU, 

Ogle Co.. III., '..... a.oo 

Jonathan's Cre«k church, Ohi*) 1.00 

Total ^3*2.35" 

C. P. !towi„vNM), Treasurer. 
Lnitirk, in., Jan. l'>th, IH7'J. 
(P. C, plmx* ropy.) 

Report of Danish Poor Fund. 



From S. C. Bashor. 

Dntr Ihfithren:— 

I LEFT Colorado the 7th of last month, and 
arrived here the Hith. Ghul to meet with 
the dear friends again; but feel sad to seethe 
cause not progressing us it should. There is 
no one that loves the cause of our Master, that 
looks indifferently upon a congregation that 
has lost its inlluence. especially when they 
have seen the rise and progr^-ss, and have labor- 
eil. wept, and praytd for its success and tri- 
liroplian* victory over error. But alas! when 
ministers fail to work, losing their influence, 
deacons unwilling to give the pcoj.le encour- 
agement and the laity cold andiurtifl'crcnt.how 
sad to think, sinners driven farther and farther 
from the cburclh and probably die without 
even being brought into the luld of Chrift; all 
because the church haa not the power Lo save, 
nor the influence to draw. Yet there are »ouv- 
warm-hearted brethren and sisters wno have 
sad hearts and low spirits, to them I will say. 
never cease praying to Him who mtiketh inler 
cession for you with groanin^s that cannot hi- 
nt tered. Erect the family altar, and once a 
day, or oftener'get your fcmiliis together «iid 
bow in sincere player. If you thus l>rin;i 
about a reform in your own liome, then yc.ij 
may expect a reform in your neighbors' homes. 
, In conclusi )u will say, we expect to return 



Christian Royn, 






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C. Koyt'r, . . . 






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In the Midst of Life we are in Death. 

^PHIS thought was brought very forcibly to 
1 our minds by the circum'tanrr's attending a 
visit to Bedford Co , tllis State, from which w* 
have just returned. On bust Saturday morn- 
ing I left home by special requi.st by letter, to* 
visit a r«ick brother, he wishing to be anointod 
I traveled twenty-five miles on the cars., Wan , 
met by a brother with conveyanc*', then traT- 
eling ten miles brought me to the place where 
he resided. Arrived at 5 o'clock P. M. Found 
him sufl'ering exceedingly in body, but alto- 
gether rational. I talked with him concerning 
his desires and hope?, and the probability of 
the near approach of death. After talks of 
theee things, he calmly and intelligently ex- 
pressed his resignation to the will of Dim in 
whosehaod his destiny ^las. 

About one hour after my mrival the brother 
who was called to he with me iu tin; service ar- 
rived. We then still waited for the arrival of 
some friends who wore oxpectwd; u«ju!y anoth- 
er hour elapied before they came. At tliat , 
fhe sick brother asked to be lifted up. He vat 
lip on a chair a f(MV minutes. VYe were now 
preparing to commence the work; however he 
a-ked to be laid down again. Ho arose upon 
liis feet, and asked his attendants not to pre* 
too hanl upon his body, was in the act of falU 
ilig. was laid upon his tied (as we thought) in 
a fiiinting condi'iou. Ue-toratives were sA- 
miniatered, butala«Ithe spirit haxi depsuted lUid 
brother Jacob Clingenpeel wa* numbered with 
those that sleep in .lesu*. We wer? sorry that 
the anointing was not aaually performed, yet 
• virtually I Mieve it was. and that (he bUwiaK 
designed was imparted to hitn. Thus just 



TiriK liKKXii-HK^r ^T wokk:. 



January 3^ 



ftbmit two Iioiirs afttr my arrival, he p»-'«ed 
awav. I reniainea over Simday. an.! on Mon- 
day "at II o'clock, preached the funeral to a 
large congregation, (considering the inclemen- 
cy of the weatiier) of nympathizmg fr.end» 
and relatives including the youthful, dintrw?- 
ed and heart-broken widowed «i«t*r, with her 
infant of a few nionths in her atma. Tbu» 
were severed the union in matrimonial life of 
about thirteen months. These affectionata 
hearts, seven months of this short period, were 
consecrated to the «ervic« of God. which se- 
cures to them the assurance that He wi I, 
with the precion-i gift of a Savior. "'Freely 
with him give ihem all thinKs." 

The subject of this sketch wa« about twenty- 
five yean of age, and only a few «hort week« 
ago, bid aa fair for long life as any other, and 
presents to all thi- importance of beuig always 
ready. 



IJ. V. MOOMAW. 



From George W. Cripe. 
1 hold a im.tracti'd meeting with the Breth- 



LEl'T home on the 23rd of December U> 
ting with the Breth- 
ren at Millmine, Illinoin: preached three dii*- 
oourne*, and on Chri^lmiwl went to CerroOor- 
do to atUuid a Communion. The occasion 
wa« a very Nd.*mn one. being the fin.t meeting 
of the kind pver held in Cerro (Jordo, and what 
mfub- it still more «oiemn, th« mating waH 
held in the new meeting-hou«e. built liy our 
dear old brother J.din Met/ger. and he lieing 
very much aill.et.-.i at the time-no much r,v 
that the liretlireii w.-re afraid he would endan- 
ger bin life by att.-ndiliK. "iid tri.-d to p.-n^uade 
him not to attend. Hnt th« dear old brother 
Buid, " You can wrap me up in bInnkelH and 
robe.andcarrymeouttotheMl.'igh, and then 
carry me into the church, and I do not (hmk 
it will hurt me." They did oo, and to seethe 
deiir old brotlier fitting during the w-rvices and 
enjoying tlie leiml iw he did, though HuiTering 
severe pain, imprenfi-d our mindtt more of the 
fe.ding»of our IdeNHed L-.rd. at the time he imiti- 
tuted thiH Hacn-d ordiiiiince. InimediaU'ly ftfter- 
wnrdH I thought of ihe many excuM-K «ume 
make in trying lojiiHlily themHcIveHfor abnenf^ 
ing from tiie hoiiKe of (iod; here wiw the dear 
old brother who had preached the ghi'l tidings 
Bome f.irty-live yearn, nnd Hpeiit lltouHfindB of 
dollars in time and money, now in hi« o\<\ dayK 
built a nice, comfortable chureli in whicli the 
people of (Vtfo (inrdo can iiieel and worHlup 
God, whicli again coNt him about two thoiisiuid 
dollars. May Ood blchH Iiini and r.ward him 
ttbundanlly, and may weredoublt- ourdiligcnce, 
and spend more time and money for the He- 
deemerV kingdom. If we hud one hundred 
suchmen, the glad lidiiigrt of Halvalion could 
ho preached among all natiouH. Miiy God 
operate on Iho hearts of tliowe wlio are hlcHHcd 
with thoiwiiiidB, to give more freely to the 
cauHu of God. 

We wont buck to Millniine; prenche* Home 
eleven more didcoiir-cM; had wnuiU congrega- 
tions, owing to the «tormy weatlier. Two bap- 
ti/.d on Kriilay after New Year's day. by elder 
David Trostle. 

1 came liome and commenced preaching. 
Wc are still liiildiiig meetingH, but no additions 
yet. We have large congregutions. Hope the 
Lord will blecs cmr laboin. 
Peltis, hid.. J'in. /■), /ST.'J. 



Our Papers. 

TRULY our cliurch papei-s are welcome vis- 
itoi-fl to tho t'iiristiau family, bringing 
good news from all parts of the brotherhood. 
Almost every paper tells of some precious 
souls who have come out on the Lord's side, 
and have forsaken the kingdom of Sutnii, and 
have enliiited under the banner of King Jesus 
in the army of the saints, to fight the battle 
of the Lord. This is encouraging to the fol 
lowers of Christ. They also come loaded with 
many sout-checring sermons from all partit of 
the bvotherhooil. eiicoiiragiug the sftint on his 
pilgrimage journey, and warning sinners to 
flee from the wrath to come, T am truly glad to 
see that so maiiy of our dear brethren and sis- 
ters are taking such an active part in making 
our papers both interesting and protitable to 
Baint na well as to sinner. Our papers are good 
missionaries. They make their weekly visits 
to many families, where our ministers cannot. 
They are also good preachers at home where 
the ministry is weak, to aid in converting 
souls to Christ. This we have experienced in 
Cowley Co,, Kan., where our organization is not 
quite three years old. Our number is few 
and the ministry weak, and the doctrine new 
to most people; yet we have two live agents for 
the BnirrHREN at Work, who are introducing 
the paper to families who will not come to 
hear the Brethren preach. One of our agents 



* f .1, u „j for the good cau^e.aod made listing impress- 

one year ago wa.. servant of th. --Id -nd J^^^^^ ^^^ ^^^ ^^^^^ ,..„ ^ 

engaged in playing card., playing the fiddle • ^^^^ ,^ j^^ ^^^ ^,„ 

curbing and Bweanng. chewing and «mok.ng B .i^ce he preached in this county, 

tobacco; he ha« now forBOok all th.^h^^^^^^^ ,^ ^^^^^ ^,„ .^j ,^,^,. 

and « now a faithful worker m he vu^yard of | j^^ ^^^ ^^^ ^^^ ^^ ^^^ ^^^^ ^„ ^^^^, yf 

W ,n U „ fn. in iJ adledacouncilmeetmgat .iBt*r Chrisbaum s 

Wtnjield. Kan.. Jan. 10. 1X79. ^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^.^^ ^,y ^-^^^^ ^^^ p,ay 

er: then brother Gish read the 12th chapter of 
Romans. Brother Ho-lgden then proposed to 
organic a church. Afl it '^s the first in Kansas 
we name' it the Lal>ette County church, com- 
posed of twenty-four membera. Brother Joel 
Kenberry and the writer are in the firet degree 
of the ministry. Brother Hodgden has the 
overwight of this congregation. Oh, if we had 
many mon- brother Hodgdena, good earnest 
laborers aw he is, the Gospel would soon be 
preached where it is not known. 

S. D. Renikeb. 



The Witter and Hixon Debate, 



!)mr Hrelhrrn:— 

HE diBCUwiion l>etween brother A. J. Ilixon 



T 

1 and Mr. Witter, of which you have wver- 

h1 time* made mentioA through tho columns 
of your paper, took place here at the Brethren 'fl 
meeting- house Dec, 26th and 27th. It pawed 
off pleasantly. I will give you the proposition: 
Baptism a« rx)mmanded by the Lord, and 
practiced by the apoBtlet* and their immediate 
HucceKHors, wan one immersion into the name of 
the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy 
Spirit. Mr. Witter afiirracd, brother Hixon 
denied. 

Some of the Brethren feared that brother 
ilixon would not be able to compete with the 
learned Baptist; but their fears were prema- 
ture, for he provfd himself capable to meet 
any emergency. The people gtmerally, except 
the BaptisU, claim that the Brethren's cause 
came out HHcce.s-iful, and some even express the 
idea that Mr. Witter will never challenge our 
Brethn-n (or another debate on baptism. 

The Brethren ffid much elated over the ef- 
fort of (heir champion. Brother Hixon 's clos- 
ing speech was truly elotjuent; and judging 
from the appearance of Mr. Witter and. the 
uudii-nw,Iwe feel that they felt * the force ^and 
weiglit of it. too. 

This is brother Hixon's first discussion: Mr. 
\Vittfr hiiscoiifridei'Hble experience in discuss- 
ions, having taken part in several 



Dksnis Ci.auk. 



(hod Ilojif, Ohio. 



From Limcsionc, Tennessee. 

I),<ir Ihrlhnn:— 

WE have had, so f.ir, considerable rain and 
cold weather this Winter For a month 
post, embracing the latter part of December 
and first of January, tho weather lin.s been 
uite cold for this climate, though with light 
snow falls. Tlio coldest was about three dt- 
rees below zero. 

During laat Sunday, the waters were quite 
higli in tliis vicniity, doing considerable dam- 
age to farms, carrying away fences, etc. 

The Brethren in a number of congregations 
have devoted the Christmas season to religious 
exercises, feeuing to glorify God, to advance 
His kingdom, and to renew their spiritual 
strength. As a result, many poor hungryaouls 
were fed with the Bread of life, and greatly re- 
freshed, and a number were gathered from the 
ranks of sin into the fold of Christ. At Cher- 
okee eh-veii were added to the church, includ- 
ing two recluimed. At Limestone seven were 
added by baptism and one reclaimtd, while at 
Leeaburgh, eight were baptized and three more 
applicanto, making thirty accessions in all at 
tin- thrie places above named. , 

"0, praise the Lord, all ye nations; praise 
Him, all ye people, for His merciful kindnes.s is 
great towards ua: and the truth of the Lord 
indureth forever. Praise ye tlie Lord." 

J. B. Fknck. 

Jan. Ifi, lh7'J. 



From the Springfield Church, 
Summit County, Ohio. 

WK commenced a series of meetings in nur 
ineeting-houee, on the evening of Jan- 
uary 1st, 1870, and closed on the evening of the 
i'tth. The first few days were very lold, and 
we had small meetings, and just about the 
time the people became interested, the meetings 
closed, with no additions. Brother S. J. Feck, 
of Lanark, 111., did tho principal preach fug, as- 
sisted by hrcilher J. J. Hoover and S. Sprankle. 
of Stark county, who are both young in tlie 
ministry, but able speakers, and several others 
of adjoining districts; so we did not lack for 
ministerial help. 

On the Sth.a series of meetings commenced 
in the West Nimishilten church. Stark county, 
wliere brother Peck did nearly all the preach- 
ing. FriNiching twice a day, and one day three 
time-. Jacob Mishi.eh. 

M»>/n>lurf. Ohio, ./rill. 13,1879. 



From Labette Co., Kansas. 

BHOTHKIt^Sydney Hodgden came to us on 
the 37th of December, and labored with 
us u liil the 2ud of January. He worked hard 



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paper, and eepflratc 


wriiwn oa but one iide of the 
from all oilier buflineee. 



.«TKW.\r[T.— Mury Morget .Siewarl wn« horn August Oth. 
1W43. andraurried Snmuul B, Johnson, Oclober 18lh, 
IS70, and Jii-d January 8lli. I87n. aged 35 years, 4 
uionlliM nnd 'I'J days. Oeohok 1bvi\. 

WHITMOKK.— Near South EngliBh, Keokuk Co,, Iowa. 
Jaii.J'Jili. Ift7!i, Francis Wbitmore, widow of David 
Wbilmorp, riRod 4'i years, 8 inonlba, aod 28 tiny*. 
She morrd wiili her ion-in-law, Eli Jodm from 
R^iokinijhDm Co., Virgiuia, nboiU llirce yeors ngo. SUe 
trnw a inmiljcr of the Monnoiiilc cliurcb, nnd seemed lo 
be iculoiu in ilio cause of*ber Master. Funeral services 
in llic Urotliren's roceliDg-liotise, by the writer, flroni 
Hnlthcw H: U. Samukl Flohy. 

I'FRKV.— In Cicero oliurch, Ilnmillan Co., Indiana, Dec. 
Snl. Jacob Perry, son of J. N. anil M, J. Perry, aged 
16 manllie. Diaeaee diplilherlft. 
PRRKV.— In the »anie family, of tlio snme disease, Deo. 
4lh, Annii I'erry, aged li years and 10 monlbs. Funer- 
al by I'lercc and Howser. 
KIMEH.— In (be Snginiiw cln,rch, December 7tli, 1878, 
I'cler Kisei', son of brotbor and sister Julian Kiser, iu 
the Ifiili year of bis age. 
Pelernnd bis younger brotber and ft neigbbjr boy 
woni oul (o sboot rnbbits by moonligbt. They aaw a rnh- 
bit nnd the ueigbbor boy shot at it, nnd Peter only about 
eight ynnls from liiiii was sbot, Tbi- whole loud of shot 
entered Ibc lower part of Hic sboubler blode nnd passed 
through lo the heurl, causing inslaol death. There is 
some HuipicioD thnt the boy did it inieuliunnlly, as there 
are some mysterious things connected with the affdir. 
Vcslerday Ihe boy had a I'lul, but did not get ibrough 
with il. His father had gone away with the wrilor, and 
also hi* Hon and wife, lo attend a meeting the next day. 
We did not gel home until the iieil morning, nnd n-hen 
wo tnlercd the room >ve wiluesHed n and siglil. Tlie fu- 
ncml Mcrmon was preached by elder Isaac ^dler, of Bnv- 
ry county, Michigan, BEJisted by Ihe writer, from Phil. 
I: 21. This text was selected by llie Iwo little sisters of 
tilt depnrled one. Tliey have Ibe eympalby of the entire 
community. Z. Ai.baiuiu, 

WniTiaE.VriIElt.— Near Milwood, Indiana. Jason M., 
son of brother Moses nnd litter Su.tnu AV hit death er. 
aged 1 year. S months and 15 days. PuuernI aurriccs 
by the Hrelhren. J.H. Millbb. 

Ultl'^KK.— In Itume dietricl, near Wyandot county, Ohio, 
Nov. Jlh, 167fl. sister Eliinboth Ann Greek, wife of 
brother Simon Greek, aged 80 years, 8 months nnd 9 
day(r. 
Sbc loaves a kind huaband and «cven children to 
mourn their Iom. wbieh i» her eternal gain. Funeral 
sorvicoi by the writer akd brother John Kabell, from 
Heb. 0: 37. Jous P. Ebkuiiiii.e. 

PHBNICIK.— iln the bounds of lliu ITrbaua arm of the 
<}hureb, Norn L., daughter of frtends Joseph and 
Louisa I'henieie, aged -1 years and 9 days. Disease 
diphtheria. 
Norn wiia n stveet child, the youngest uud pet of the 
fdiiiily. Itut JoKu* traoiiplaned this dear little floweret 
lo fiiircr bejilthier climes. In thy heticr home may we 
meet thee. Mattie A, I,ra«. 

.STdXEllOOK.— At Honrietin, IJlair Co-, Pcnnsylvanin, 
Jati. Olb, 187(1, of heart diionae, my beloved father, 
iiged 6ll years. 7 months and 26 days. Funeral ser- 
riees by brother Daniel Holeinger and olbera. from 
«ev. IG: 15. . S. B. Stonkuook. 



J. JIMIIIir, K.«lu.k(. Co., InJ 

J. Amlck.lii.l 

n, H.M?riy.)l1i.<..lCu. lii.l 

Hiiil.Cjirroll ('.,, Ill 
V. D. Hlrl. CInrk Cniii,l), 'U" - 
Pn'tloiulj rrlMrt*<l. . 

Total n".'l»*1 

PAPKHS SPN'T TO Tlllt POOH. 

wti'li lo wci-k ll""'iif"l"'f "t PUI"" I ,,, 

tnltlnb only) ■ml |mIiI Tor iiUt of Uis abaio l\inil, charging bni 
Ut a jfor fur tli" l-nlier : 

A. (J. e.,Mllfl.fTl, InU . .,..( 

.B.Wiivillf. Ini' 



Dick'B Sideral Heavena.—The i^idernl llcaTona, nnd oth 
cr Subjict" connected willi Astronomy, ns illiiatratire of 
Ihe |-lmri.eier oftl.e Deity, andof nn Infinity of Worlds. 
By Tbomns DicL, LI-, U. Illustrations. ISrao, Cloth. 

Dick's Oelestlal Scenery. — Celestial Scenery ; or, The 
Wonders of ihe I'lanetury SysletD disployed ; illufllnii- 
iug the Perfections of Deity, aud a Plurality of fforld.. 
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THE CHRISTIAN LEGATION. 



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. liALSBAUOn. 



T(, Brother A. S. Lnr, of Jllimis.— 
VOUR letter of Jaimury 7tb, made me groau 
1 in »\nrit. My heurt bleeds for you, and 
for tLi^ ijuverty-strickea ambassadors of Christ 
wlioj:.' soul.H are ou fire with tlie inspiratiou ol 
l\w Cro-s, and who Avould gladly pusli the con- 
luests of tlie Gospel into the territory ol Apol- 
lyoQ, but are hrld.back by genera! lack of sym- 
pilhy In the rlmrch with the blessed mids of 
Ifiiiis. Some ministers need bridles, some need 
spurs, but thosi? who " know nothing but Jesns 
Christ and Him crucitied," hav^i D.vine voices 
mthin and without to guide them. To say that 
tlie Church as a Body i** but half awake to tlie 
grauJeiir and re.spousibility of her mi-sion, 
might I e oSensive to many; and yet to say k-ss 
iTouId be ofiensive to the Truth. To be as in 
t^Qton the exemplilicalioo and promulgation 
of the Cross, as .lefuis was to bk>ed aud die upon 
It for the aiiis of the world, w oiild make a very 
ditit;rent people of ii^. But the " farm, " and 
'he " tiye yoke of yxen," and the " wife" — or in 
uther words, the seductions of the world and the 
flesh— destroy our relish for the viands of 
Eiumaiiufl'3 table. If we would penetrate more 
'^«'pb' into the awful myslery tnd significanif 
oflhe IncurnatloQ and tbrCrncifixiou, and look 
upon humanity aud sin, and gaw through tin- 
viates of IVarl, and down into the flaming 
flaomation of ruined souls, as Jesus did and 
'''*', there wou'd be less contention, pridf, 
iiamnioii-worship, and sell-idolatry. 

The ac:umt you giv.- ot your ministry, broke 
^y heart, w'.iat a solace to the Christ lov- 
"^S. "onl-seekiuB, sei'-s-icnticing arabasaador of 
^''^ven that " he has not an High I'ri»'at which 
^oot bo touched with the feeling of our in- 
^"Toities; but wa-i in all points tempted like ns 
"« We, yet without sin." Tarn back to the 



Crucifixion. Sven His chosen pupils, whom 
He had constantly under His eye and voice and 
personal magnetism, were so carnal and selti-»h 
and spiritual doltish, that Ue sharply rebuked 
tht^m again aud again, even saying, "D fools, 
and slow of heart to believe." He crossed Geu- 
npsaret in a surging tempest to proclaim the 
glad tidings of salvation to the Gadarenea, cast 
a Ifgion of devils out of one soul, thus opening 
the way and manifesting His readiness to dis- 
po:isess the whole population of demoni,4cal 
thralldom, but they besought Him to leave their 
coHits. With what heart-ache must He have 
turned His back on that benighted people. And 
His dear Capernauin, whom He had exalted to 
Heaven with the exhibition of His Divine Love 
and Power. He had to denounce with the wrath 
of Omnipotence, and consign to the abyss of 
hoi)pless d.imnation. Who can fathom the wail 
of the GtHlman in Luke 13: 34. or interpret the 
bitter meaningof Luke I!(:4l':' those tears! 
From what a bottomless fount of loveand sym- 
pathy and agonized disappointment they gush- 
ed. Tie servant is not above his Master. You 
are walking in His steps, and feeling a little of 
the sorrow that crushed His heart in His life- 
consuming work of saving souls. In all your 
conflicts, privations, sacrifices, weariness, dis. 
appointments, and discouragements, He is 
whispering into your inner ear the thrilling 
interrogation of Mark 10: 38. 

The ministry includes the cup of Gethse- 
mane; but also the presence and power of Him 
who drained it to the dregs, and filled it again 
to the brim jirith the water of life. " Lo, I am 
with you Uw&yn" is a pledge which is sustained 
by the everlasting love and veracity of Jehovah- 
.Jesus. "Said I iiut unto thee, that if thou 
woi'LOEST BELIEVE, thou shoiiklrst see the glory 
of God." John 11: 4il. Your" life hid with 
Christ in God," His heart beating in your heart.. 
His love kindling your aspirations {ind quick- 
ening your energies, and unvailing to your in- 
ner gaze the glory and rapture of Heb. 12: U, 
you can go forward in your arduous duties, 
weeping as you sow the seed of the endless har- 
vest, ever;' fibre of your being quivering in the 
highiChrist-sustainedconfidenceof 1 Cor. 15: .5P. 
The reproach of the Cross has not yet ceased. 
To imitate the self-forgetting /.eal of the Lamb 
of God in the upbuilding of the Temple of grace, 
we may be cut to the core by the insinuations 
ot our own members that we are " beside our 
selves." Mark 3: 21. When the minister has a 
large territory to cultivate, and the calls are 
many and pressing, and he must expose himself 
to inclement seasons, while his wife and little 
children struggle at home with grim want; and 
then to be told that unless he provides for the 
necessaries of his own family he is worse than 
an infidel— how must such inhumanity thrust 
like a poisoned dagger through his spiritual 
sensibilities. When such blows fall, let the 
words, "Looking unto Jesus, the Author and 
finislier of faith," roll over your bleeding heart 
with the overwhelming tide of Divine consola 
tion. TurnHeb. 12: 3, info a sympathetic heart- 
beat with the past experience and present tend- 
erness of the Godman. In all your perplexities 
and dark passages, forget not that James 1: 5. 
is the cardiphoniaof Him who died for you, and 
whose minister you are. Let ear and eye and 
mind and heart be ever open and eager to catch 
the mind of God in every passing providence 
The holier you are, the more you "crucify the 
flesh, witb the affections and lusts," the more 
you allow the Holy Ghost to wrap your body, 
soul, nnd spirit in the nghteousneas of Jesus, 
the more will iou leain when and where God 
would have you go, aud what to do for the ex 
tension of Hia Kingdom. Xotallyour calls may 
have the Divine endorsement "Satan may bin- 
der, once and again." i Tbens. '2: It*. ^ on 
may map out a certain locality for your labor?, 
and may be restrained by tlw- Holy Ghost. Acta 



to harmony witb His ends, as a radical com- worshipers of the religious ari^ucra.y of the 
mitmentto Uom.8; 1,2. "For me to live i,«t groat cities. Street preaching will not do. Tliere 
Christ." " I live, yet not 1. but Christ liiefh i« , i,* ton much hurry aud buatle Jic. The pul-lic 
inf." "I am (leleniiined to hiotr nothiti'j in/ squares ot which thero aro amny, are compara- 
Chhi.-t." Suerly. "the man of God ia thor- tively quiet, and they offer the b.st opp»rt"ni- 



ougbty furnished unto all good works." 2 Tim. 
3: 17. " Ambassadors for Christ." "beseeching 
in Christ's st^rad," authorized and panoplied by 
Christ — such a ministry will be " the power of 
God unto salvation" to many souls. It will 
spread like leaven, and castoutdevils, and pluck 
brands out of the suburbs (if Hell, after the 
minister has passed to his rest. 

You have the arm of Divinity lor your sup- 
port. His eye for your guide, His lieait to pity 
you, His Spirit to comfort you, and all lb' 
surances of " God manifest in the flesh" to 
"make you more than conqueror through Him 
that loved us." What grace has done, it can 
still do. Jesus is " the same yesterday, and to- 
day, and forever." " All power in Heaven and 
in earth," are His today. In Him still "dwell- 
eth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily." "In 
Him are hid all the treiisuiea of wisdom and 
knowledge." It is still the office of the Holy 
Ghost to " take of the things of Christ and 
show them unto us." Here are boundless re- 
sources, and free acces? through the atonement 
and intercession of Incarnale Deity. The world 
is given us to save, and all the weapons of the 
Divine armory, and all the riches of the Divine 
treasury, put at our command for the great con- 
fiummation " Watch ye stand fast in the faith, 
quit you like men. be strong." 1 Cor. 16: 13. 
Be much in prayer. Let the fire on your altar 
never go out. Pray and wrestle earnestly* for 
personal sauctification, for the unity of your 
family in the purpose, claims, and sacrifices of 
your high calling. Call in faith for the fulfill- 
ment of Matt. 9: 38. In every possible way 
consistent with holiness endeavor to kindle in 
your members an exalted apprehension of the 
magnitude and urgency of the Christian lega- 
tion, including the eft'ortsofthe laity no less 
than of the ministry. Drones in the church 
are the sport of devils. " Why stand ye here 
all the day idler'" Hands pocketed or arms 
akimbo are a reproach to any Christian pn)- 
fessor. If Heaven and Hell are living realities 
to our faith, we will not let minister's families 
struggle in want and isolation, while the hus- 
band and father is executing his olfice in the or- 
der of his course. Luke 1: 8. Minister to Je 
sns of your substance, and thus show yourself 
in sympathy with His sufferings and glory. 
Luke S; 3. Such sacrifices are Koiug to count 
in the day of judgment. Heb. 13; Iti. Thilipp. 
4: is. Matt. 25: 34^0. .lesus [)uts the cup 
of water ou record, and notes the falling hair. 
How few really "love His appearing" because 
they are not one with Him in the character and 
object of His Cross. Let us make sure work. 
Deception is easy. Five were wise and five fool- 
ish. O how many lamps and no oil. Speak 
boldly yet lovingly and tearfully for Jesus, at 
home and abroad. Knit us many hearts to 
yours in sympathy and prayer as you can. Fray 
God to print into your heart in large living 
capitals the famous parenthesis of 2 Cor. 10: 4. 
Let this be your battle-cry: "MIGHTY 
THUOVGH GOD TO THE PULLING 
D()\V-N OF STRONGHOLDS" 



MOOMAWS PROPOSITION 
TOW Brethren, there ia an tfiectual door 



jS opened in this modern Sodom for the tes- 
timony of the Son, J*;sob. Who will go in and 
work? Let two faithful and .M/iu/v/c evangelists 
be commissioned by our next A. M., lo make a 
tour of the cities of America from New York to 
San Francisco, fnim Montreal to New Ortean-. 
and promulgate ii pnre doctrine to tho^e who 
sit in the region and shadow of death. Go not 
into the gilded temple. The poor do not gc 



ties for such work. There are always scores nnd 
hundreds of persons on plen'i^!it-*eat«,«ndilonbt- 
less the Lonl woubl direct many ii I.ydia there 
whose heart would bo opehed to receive the 
truths of the Gospel. 

Let the brethren give the sugteation respect- 
ful consideration. If nothing uUe c-an bo done, 
let a number of brethren c'uubine to subscribe 
a fund sufficient to defray the expenses of tnich 
a commission. One cent per memlKT would 
make a two year tour, wherein every city and 
every quarter thereof could be n'acbi'd, and 
thus the striking feature* of ;ipostolie mjusions 
would again bo illustrated by our church. As 
a beginning. I offer to pay thi- quoto of one 
thousand niembei-s. Are tbori- one hundred 
brethren who will do likewise? Put down your 
names before the honorable list is tilled. If it 
is possible let the preliminaries be completed 
by the opening of Spring, nnd let the miiwion- 
ariea be in the field by the time of the TVntecos- 
tiiil giitbenng, and 1 will underlakp to gtmran- 
tee that the A. M.. will have nothing but " God 
speed" for it. After twenty names are down, a 
choice will be made for nirii, yes men of God 
who will not waste their time in doting about 
" questions of words, and of their law and end- 
less genealogies," which gender strife to the 
subversion of the people, but will boldly pro- 
claim the truth as it is in Jesus. 

There are capable brethren in our church 
ho are unencumbered with families, and who 
would gladly go out thus into the highways 
and hedges of the world. Let us send them. 
Brethren, send your names to the office of the 
UnKTiiiiKN AT WoHK; sistem send your names 
there. Look who comes Ufxt 

D. C. Muo«AW. 
S. T. Bosseruian says, "you can take do^vn 
luv name as one accepting brother D. C. Moo- 
niaw's proposition. Mav Ood bless the move- 
ment," 

Franklin Angelnjyer, (»f Locke, Ind., says; 
" I am glad to see the movement that D. C. ' 
Moomaw has made, in regard to h.iving the QoB- 
pel preiiohed in our large cities, throughont onr 
broad land. He says, one ' cent per member 
would makeii two year's tour, I will pny thequoto 
of one hundred members, i? 1.00 (one dollar). 
How many will do likewise ? Let us send the 
Bread of Life to the poor of our cities. How 
can they hear without a preacher? Let us not 
let this opportunity p;i8s unheeded. Let us 
send brethren sound m ' the fuith once delivered 
unto ihe saints.' and let us equip them well"0 
fight battles for the Lord. If they could win 
but one soul, the good we did with our few dol- 
htrs could not be estinmted. If wo do raise the 
neede 1 amount, (and I know we caa), then let 
us s-end men that are willing to hiizzard their 
lives for the name of our Lord Jtsus Christ. 
See AcLs 15: 2«. Do not wait till next week, 
next Summer or next year, butlet us work to- 
day, ' for the night cometh wherein no man can 
work.' " 

Alexander W. Ileese, of Warner.burg, Mo.. 
says: " In a late issiue I see that brother Moft- 
niaw proposes to start a fund for carrying on 
missionarj- work in the large cities. If such a 
scheme should be inaugurated, some of us here 
wish to send in onr names aud mite.s. Please 
advirtB us if the thing is started. 
kkuahks. 
We suggest that no money be sent to Qf, hut 
that each one send in their obligations on a pos- 
tal card, or otherwise.— Eds. 



Sublime words make not a just man— Ii U ft 
tiituoUK life that maketb one de^r to GoA. 



TMK BKKTJtlKE^r -A.T WORK:. 



Feb: 



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A dkAND' oiD'PO'teM. 

TITHO shnW jinigp man by hin munner*? 
Vl ^^'ho Mmll know bim hy hw dr««'r' 
Ptuiii<*rs mny lio fit for princ**, 

Trinc's fit for !*oniething W*: 
Cruiiiple<l shirt. ninJ iJirty JHili.t 

May !»cclothe the c-Idffi or«? 
Of thft deopcst (li'iN-ilitji (ind fwlings, 
Thflt to honor upward Hoar. 

There an* "prinfpt of crystal nectar, 

Ever wi'llinv'out of stone; 
There are purjile I'uds and fjolden, 

Hidden, crmlied and overgrown. 
Qod. who counts by mooN. not dreM»i, 

Lnvea and prc^iper* you and nie. 
Wliilc he valiip* thronet the hiffhest 

But ax pebble* of the tea. 

Man iinpriitt»fd nbrjve hi» felloH»t, 

Oft forgetn Iim fellowH then; 
Matter-, rulent, lordH. remember, 

That'"" your uu'iinest kind of men; 
Men by labor, men by feeling, 

Mi'ii by thouglit and men by fame, 
Claiuilng equal riglitK to xunahino. 

In a m«n"H enncbling name 

There are foam-embroidered oceann, 

There lire little wefd-elad rillH, 
Tliere nre fofdde inch-high faplings, 

Tliere lire cedarH on the hillH. 
Ood, wito coiintH by hohIh. not utotioDH, 

Loven iiiid proMpen* you and me, 
Kort<} Iliin all vain dintinctlonH, 

Are ax pebblea in the Bea, 

Toiling liiiudi Jilone are buildern 

Of a nr-tion'h wealth or fame; 
Tilled Ia/.ineii4 in peuHJoned, 

Fvd and fattened on the same— 
By thi'Hweatof otliera' foreheadn, 

Living only torejoicj', 
While the poor mau'w outraged freedom 

Vainly liff'd up hit voice. 

Truth and jutttii-e are eternal. 

Morn with lovline-Hit and light; 
Secriil wrongn fihull never pro-nper, 

Whili* there in n Bujuiy right. 
Ood, xvliune word-lieiird voice in Hinging 

BoundlesN love to you and mo, 
Sinkfl opprrNHion with itatidfri, 

As pebbleH in the Hca. 



WHY BOAST OF THYSELF? 

IIV l.KMITKF, nU.I.KUY. 

WK ftre swelling in our own cHtinm- 
tion. just wliiic we nre getting 
smaller in tin* (Minmtion of othpi-H. Tin- 
credit wr gi-t from (loil find every true 
child of (lod for wliat we have done, i« 
not bwcauHi'of liowniucli we liave done, 
l)Ut from the motive. Not becmme of 
how WD liiive done it, but from the mo- 
tive. For we ma)- do a thing right, mo 
far fM form is concerned, just for the 
admiration of iiu'n, to please men, and 
the life be lilark within. 

Wlien we want to do somethin-r lo 
please nu'n and to cause />iij /, to kwcD 
uj) within lis, we are apt to tell all, a//, 
AM* we have done, only when we tliink 
we have done nmch,^and when we 
think pi'obably we have done more than 
our neighbors. Sometimes our neigh- 
bors nre compelled to receive our 
apologies as an evidence of our boast- 
ing: for instance, a woman goes to a 
great deal of troulile to get up a good 
meal of victuals; th»' table is crowd- 
ed and the food excellent, but just list- 
en: " Now nit up and eat if you can find 
enough, and its not very good either." 
When she said this, she thought it was 
about the best meaJ she had ever gotten 
up. 

Again, a man has followed chopping 
wood, trying to do iw much as he can in 
one day, ( to bo;L><t over, of course'). Now 
see him, hear the sigh of regret — And 
hear him .say to his friends, " Another 
day has parsed, and I have not done very 
much — I have ohopj>ed only seven and n 
half cords of wood. I suppose if it 
were measured cai-efuUy it would make 
about eight cords." My brethren, mar 



vel not if I tell jou such a spirit ought 1 go to the table of the Lord, and in truth 
not to exist among us. oliey the command, " Do this in remem 

If we are traveling, preaching and ex- brance of me," while be refuses to obey 
posing ourselves much, so as to have phe command e.iually as binding. " Go 
something big to tell, or v/r\u^; it 



at once becomes a little, disgusting 
piece of work in the eye^ of God and 
of every saint. Just so it is brethren 
with us; if we are laboring only U) get 
people into the church, it would beavery 
little work, and hardly worth mention- 
ing, though we converted our thous- 
ands; but if we are instrument>t in the 
hands of God to get people to let the 
Loi-d convert them, and are reproving 
sin, no matt<;r where it is found, wheth- 
er in the church or out, and e.xhorting 
and comforting the believer, then we 
ought to keep right on, be diligent; and 
if in one year, five, U-n, or twenty years, j 
you prove yourself an instrument in the 
hands of (rod to save anenou] from ruin 
go on ; you have done a great and big 
work. Never give up while you are 
doing with pure motives just what the 
L(jrd has UAil you, and in the way he 
hiw told you. God is setting tliat thing 
down as a big work. Don't be disc(»ur- 
(tgt;d, if you can't see anything great 
tli:it you have done, only keep oti. If 
you work for the Lord, it will be re- 
•orded, and you will be astonished how 
it will foot up at the end of the race. In 
his own good time he will j)ubliHh your 
work. And others who are making out 
their own list and counting up the won- 
ders tiu-y have wrought, will be surpris 
ed liow little it foots up at the end of 
tile race when (Jod declares his own 
record o( their work. 

Hrethren and sisters, let us be like the 
preacher where enemies tried to discour- 
age him by snying, " Vou can't preach, 
and you better quit, for you have been 
iuhtrumental in saving but one person 
in twenty years." The preacher asked, 
" Have I done this much?" They ans- 
wered, " Ves, we think just about this 
much." He replied, " Then i)ere goes 
for another twenty years." Oh, may 
(lod help us to work for him and not for 
ourselves, then we will have done a great 
work indeed. 



ye into all the world and preach the 
(lospel to every creature." 

But in sending out our missionaries to 
preach, some e.vpenses must necessarily 
be incurred, and as a matt^-r of course, 
it is as much the duty of Chriiitian men 
and women to give their money to send 
the (joBpel, as it is the duty of the min- 
isters of Christ to go and bear it to ev- 
ery creature. 

Now we believe that in sending our 
missionar-ies, great care should be exer- 
cised to make the money thus expended 
accomplish the most possible good. 

THE AUTHORITY AND HONOR OF 

OUR SAVIOR'S PRIESTHOOD, 

BY W. BOROl'OH. 

"Christ glorified not himaelf to be made a 
high priest; but he that said uato him. Thou art 
my Sun, to-d.iy have I b -gotten thee." Heb. 



MISSIONARY WORK 
HY SAHAH M. t^AlSDKHS. 

IlK Israelites were required to gi 
le-tenth of their annual Income 
for tlie services of their sanctuary, aud 



rri; 



if (iod had reasons why they should giv 
tliis siuu, have we not the strongest rea- 
sons to believe that it is his will that bis 
jieople in these last times should do at 
least as much, especially since he has biid 
upon us the duty of preaching the <ios- 
pel to evei'y creature?— a duty which was 
not laiii on his ancient people. 

Douiitless mauy of us think that we 
have given as the Lord has prospered 
us, but is it so? I think not. We would 
not think it prudent to force it upon the 
membei-s of the church to give one tenth 
of their annual income to the Loi'd,"for 
the Lord loveth a cheerful giver," but 
they ought to consider it their duty as 
well as their privilege, " on the Hrst day 
of the week to lay by them in store" 
such contributions a.s would annually 
amount to this sum. 

In these last days, when God has ojieu- 
ed every iloor for the entrance of bis (tos 
pel, aud su amply provided the church 
with talent, and when the Macedonian 
cry," Come over aud help us," come^s in 
from every ijuarterand from all parts of 
the world, how can any true Christian 
refuse to do his part in fulfilling what 
is evidently God's deejgu? How can he 



GI UD also said at another time, '' Thou 
' art a priest forever after the order 
of Melchisedec." Ileb. .=>; (1. This 
prie.st, "being made perfect, became the 
authorof et^-rnal salvation unto all them 
that oliey him." Heb. 5:9. He is call- 
ed of (rod a high priest, " after the or- 
der of Melchisedec." Heb. 5: 10. Mel 
chisedec was a priest, who had no pre- 
decessors nor successors /h /lis ojfice ; he 
did not descend from a lineal priesthood, 
neither was his office handed down 
through a line of successors, therefore 
he wn-s " without father, mother or de- 
scent, having neither beginning of days, 
nor end of life; but made like unto the 
Son of God; abideth a priest continual- 
ly." Heb. 7: 3. He was asking of 
rigtheousness," so wa-s the Savior. He 
was " king of peace," so was the Savior. 
To this priest Abraham paid tithes. The 
Levites in Al^raham ])aid tij;hes to him, 
and received a law, called the law of 
Moses; which, however, \\as not perfect, 
containing carnal commandments. But 
out of the tribe of Juda, came another 
priest after the similitude of Melchise 
dec, of which tribe Moses spake noth 
inar concerning the priesthood. He was 
not made by the law, but by an oath by 
him that said unto him, "The Lord 
sware and will not repent, Thou art a 
priest forever after the order of Mel 
chisedec, by so much was Jesus made a 
surety of abetter testament." Heb. 7: 
21, 2'2. 

The law made nothing perfect, conse- 
t^uently there were many priests, because 
they were not suffered to continue by 
reason of death. But tliis man, because 
he continued ever, hath an unchangealde 
priesthood, wherefore, he is also able to 
save them to the uttermost that come 
unt».) (rod by him, seeing he ever Hveth 
to make intercession for them. Heb. 7: 
•24, 2."). He does not need to offer up 
daily sacrifice for h's own sins and for 
the people's, as did the priests made by 
the law, " fur this he did once when he 
ottered up himself," Heb. 7; 27, thus 
making a great difference between his 
priesthood and that of the Levites. By 
the eternal priesthood of Christ, the 
Levitical priesthood of Aaron is abolish- 
ed, aud the temporal coveuant of the 
fathers vanished under the eternal cove- 
nant of the Gospel. " If the first cove- 
nant had been faultless, then should no 
place have been sought for the second." 
Heb. S: 7. The Lord made a new cov- 
enant with the house of Jacob, and the 
house of Juda, saying: " I will put my 
laws into their minds, and write them 
in their he.arts," Heb. 8: K), and " all 



shall know the Lord from the leag, 
the greatest." Heb. 8: 11. Thin].** 
was written in the minds and heart* * 
theapostles and inspired men, who^-^ 
it to be read and jjreached through n 
successive generations until all sh li 
come to know the Lord. 

"The firstcovenaut had also ordinan 
of divine services, ami a ^vorld]p g- 
tuary," Heb. 0: I, which I need 
describe here, " but Christ being com 
a High Priest of good things to com 
by a greater and more perfect tabernad ' 
not made WMth hands, that is to say « ' 
of this building; neither by the bloo'j 
goats and calves, Init by his own bloo^ 
he entered in once unto the holy pJa- ' , 
having obtained eternal redemption f ' 
u»." Heb. fl:n, 12. "For this c, * ' 
he is the Mediator of the New Test 
ment." Heb. 0: 15. For a testament 
ia not in force until the testator is dead 
Under the law almost all things wgr 
purged with blood, and without she^ 
ding of blood is no remission; it wa« 
therefore necessary that the patterns of 
things in the heavens should be purifi^ij 
with these; but the heavenly thiup 
I themselves with better sacrifices than 
these. For Christ is not entered into 
the holy places made with hands, which 
are the figures of the true, but into heav- 
en itself, now to appear in the presence 
of God for us; not as the high priest 
did, once a year or he would have Jigj 
many times, but once for all aud for all 
time to come. So Clirist wag once oft'er- 
ed to bear the sins of many, and unto 
them that look for him, shall he appeai 
the second time without sin unto salva- 
tion. Melchisedec received tithes(o'ift8) 
of the people. The priesthood of Aaron 
also received tithes of their brethren. 
No less honor is due to our great High 
Priest; hence it becomes our indispen- 
sable duty to offer without reserve our 
tithes of thanksgiving and supplication 
to him daily that we may be guided and 
protected by his mighty power. 

In conclusion, I would state, that I did 
not write this article to spring new ideas 
upon this subject, l)ut have mereU 
brought it to your notice to reflect uj on. 
Paul gives us a beautiful lesson upon 
this subject, and calls it the first princi- 
ples of the oracles of God, and negli- 
gence in the knowledge of the same, la 
reproved. Then let us seek to know 
these principles, that we may become 
more thoroughly attached to our great 
High Priest, who to-day is sitting at the 
right hand of God to make intercession 
for us. 
North Liberty, Intl. 

(To he continued), 

THE ETIQUETTE OF DEATH, 

rpiIE royal personage and the humblest 
-^ peasant, the rich, the poor, the 
chieftain, all command a certain dei,'ree 
of attention in death that was not Re- 
lieved in life. The miserable Irish hod- 
Cfirrier dies in a hovel where he wasun- 
cared for while living; but as soon a;* 
the breath is out of his body, a host of 
"friends" gather in, and an expensive 
wake" is planned for the coming night. 
There is to be free whiskey and a uft^- 
turual frolic, and on the coming Sumla.) 
if Pat happens to die after the middle 
of the week, a big funeral is to be par- 
aded. The most significant part of thf 
poor man's career was ended after he 
was dead. 

A well -to do individual dies, nn] 
neighbors speak solemnly of tbeevn: 
they discuss the manners and merits 
the man, passing lightly over his f" 
Death has softened asperities, and 
nity to the departe<i. Many ^^ 



pbruary 6 



XJriJb: HJtiKTilKElsr ^VT AVOKK. 



^"Tj the house where the fiineral ser 
*'^' is preached, or loiter in the reL-ei>se8 
Ttbe premises. "When the fuaeral cor- 
^ is arraigned before the craped abode, 
1 the real mourners have occupied 
*" riftges immediately behind the hearse, 
"^he extra vehicles are quickly tilled by 
nee people who seek this opportu- 
. in fine weather to steal a free car- 
• (re ride through the suburbs to the 
beautiful cemetry five or sis miles away. 
u is common that a part of the burial 
jces of many Christian churches be 
fyrujed at the grave; and while this 
reniony is going on, the males stand 
nritb uncovered beads, uud the delicate 
females are exposed to the scorching 
> lasts of a death-dealing wind. A wail 
ms daughter in delicate health takes a 
cold or chill from which she never re- 
covers, l^he immediately loses her life 
in keeping the etifiuette of death. 

A letter appeared recently in the Loii- 
ihm Tijnts, in which ti.e writer asked 
for legii^lfttiou upon the burial i|uestiun; 
lie nays. " Let the burial services of the 
church of England be so arranged that 
the whole of it tnay be read in the church 
or chapel." The argument being that 
staudijig for several minutes in the 
pelting rain, or in u Idinding storm of 
giiow, their hearts br(d;eu with grief, and 
stomiicbs without accuf-tomed support, 
niuat often jn-ove dHtrinieutal to carele^^<, 
yet well uieaniug mourners. In couu 
trv places it is not uncommon to see lit- 
tle children kept in view of the colKn 
(luring protracted religious exercises, 
aud then taken for miles to the church- 
yard, no regard being ]iaid to storm, or 
to the incapacity of infancy to under- 
stand what the tears, torture and slow 
travel, are all for. The snail pace of 
the funeral ti"ai;» would seem to be en- 
forced in order to i)rolong the misery 
alreidy drawn out. A terrible sacrifice 
is made for the etiquette of death. 

Selected by A. J. Blougii. 



CHEAP LITERATURE. 



THKRE area dozen publishing houses 
in the United States — there is at 
leant one in Chicago — using all the fa- 
cilities of their business to turn out, one 
after another as fast as type and ma- 
chinery will do it, this sickly, demoral- 
izing trash. Talcs of adventure- by land 
and by sea among the Indians, among 
the islands of the racillc and the At 
lantic, among the slums of the cities, 
the gutter, the pawn-shop, the thieves' 
quarter.si, the low variety show — no mat- 
ter where the plot is lai'd, the charaeter- 
istici are always the same. GQQ'lness is 
burlet-qued and sneered at, evil is glossed 
over and rendered " smart.'* What l>oy 
that reads these books does not envy the 
smart villain who always gets in the last 
word and the best argument? Vile Ian 
giKige is hinted at or openly used; slang 
and bad grammar show up bad manners 
and worse morals; coarse aud cruel sporls 
are minutely described and boldly en- 
couraged; the obedient boy or girl is al 
ways a fool or a sneak; the unruly and 
impenitent is always the manly fellow; 
and so these books goon, through iui- 
pussible but fascinating adventures that 
render the sweet but homely tasks dis- 
tasteful, until the reipiisite number of 
pages has been filled, when there is a 
grand denuuemeiit, the good sneak i» un- 
masked, aud the hero (!) who had been 
iibu^ed by parent.'*, guardians or circum- 
«t!uices so lung, is rewarded for Ids rrb<^-l- 
Hnii |,y Mgme great stroke of fortune that 
leaves the reader forever dissatisfied with 
theordinary and natural course of events. 
Thia is only a general uutliut »)f this 



dime and nickel literature, 
characteristic of one will be found the i 
leading feature of the othera. Only as 
our rising generation reads more and 
more of these publications, serial writers 
and publishers find demand for higher 
spiced sensation — and they supply it. 

" Ah!" said a fond mother, " my boys 
would not like such books." 

Are you sure? If never a night sees 
their eyes close until they have talked 
with mother about all they have seen, 
done ind read for the day, perhaps they 
have been taught not to admire these 
books; have, with a little guidance, ac- 
quired a taste for better reading. But 
if not, if the mother has been too busy, 
has calls to make or receive, other duties 
or pleasures that she thinks paramount 
to knowing all her children do and 
think, let her flatter herself that her boys 
would not like to read, without discrim- I 
ination, anything that smacks of adven- 
ture and daring. 

Remember tliere- are thousands and 
thousands and thousands of these per- 
nicous stories issued annually, and they 
must be sold. The ghouls and vampires 
that can send out such deadly things to 
murder innocence and happiness, are 
not philanthropists to adhere to a losing 
venture. The books are bought and 
sold. Some mother's boys and girls 
read them. Are you sure it is not yours? 
There are books and books and books 
in this class of literature whose heroes 
had run away from homes in which they 
were not appreciated, and to these books 
may seriously be traced the epidemic of 
runaways, of which we see and read aud 
hear so much. 

There are other books which narrate 
in all their sickening details, dog fights, 
chicken-fights, and animal torture of ev- 
ery description, that palliate these great 
crimes aud accustom the minds of the 
young leaders to contemplate torture 
and cruelty unmoved, and thus enable 
the youth to take active part in such 
sport when opportunity otters. There 
are few people born cruel. Cruelty, 
like any other vice, is acquired., 

" We first endure, tiieu pity,, then em- 
brace." 

It is useless to try to stop the publica- 
tion of this trjishy literature, except by 
destro^\ing the demand which creates 
the supply. Fathers and mothers, look | 
to it that your children have good read- 
ing, alid plenty of it, and no other 

As we have already said, somebody's 
children are reading these books. Is it 
yours I An awful responsibility lies on 
the parents that permit it. Is it yowi 

[This is a sad picture, yet true. Par- 
ents see what your children read. Give 
them good food, good examples, good 
manners, good ways. If you do not you 
may be sure that they will seek the bad, 
and follow it, and die with it. Take 
your children in your arms, talk with 
them, love them, keep them in the good 
and guard them from the evil. — EdsJ 



What is ' would not a-s often be found wrestling ' 
with the comparatively little incidentn 
coming under our notice; charity would 
cover them with wing^ outspread with 
aflVction and love, and our strongest de- 
sires would be to forgive and forget. 
" But people will talk," and the 
conse<pience is, vanity is produced in the 
heart. We regret that we are so prone 
to express ourselves so quickly, for the 
tongue is a little member, hut what a 
world of iniquity lieth underneath. Oft- 
times we are pained to hear that such 
an one is bearing tidings about our char- 
acter that assimilates us with those of 
an opposite nature. We are not prepar- 
ed to receive such from those we only 
know to love; consefpiently in the heat I 
of the moment we say what wo should 
have kept to ourselves. Oh, the bitter- 
ness it causes us, the intense grief, the 
agony. Yes a word spoken in wrath, is 
a cup of sorrow. *' A soft answer turn- 
eth away wrath." " But people will 
talk." Oh, let US have charity, it bear- 
eth all things, and therefore the tongue- 
lashing of our dearest ones. 

Brethren and sisters, it does seem that 
we should not do so, but it is neverthe- 
less true, and we are guilty. Can we 
withstand future attacks ( Will we try i 
By (.iod's grace we may comply with his 
reipiirement if we will. Oh, our stub- I 
liorn wills, how obstinate, how contrary. 
This is not the Spirit of Christ. Will 
we retain a spirit antagonistic to that, 
that bringeth forth the fruit* meet for 
repentance? Let us con-^lder, pause, re- 
flect, aud change ova ouvei'satiou; for 
our conversation should be as one pro- 
fewsing godliness. Brethren, love one 
another, for love is of (lod. Hatred is 
of the devil. " Choose ye this day whom 
ye will serve." 



^fcnis of %\\Ux'C'si. 



— QcKKH Victoria huloat fiv« graD^childnn 
by deatti. 

— T118HIC is ii prospect of war bptwe^n Frane« 
and Tunis. 



THE TWO ROADS. 



W 



PEOPLE WILL.TALK. 



BY H V. BRINKWORTH. 



HEN we hear the various express- 



behalf, we often feel to bear the same 
as best we can, and generally consider 
the source of emanation. It is the char- 
acteristic trail of a Christian to be swift 
to hear, slow to wpeak; but many of us 
do not possess the needed characteristics; 
and why? Simply because we not cul- 
tivate the art, for there is a science to be 
developed here worthy of all atleniiuo. 
I often think if we only couM practice 
more truly this spirit of forbearance, we 



— TaiiKK-FOirKTHa of the murjera ure cauiwd 
by whisky. 

-Thk mnouQt aunaalty paid for Mtrong 
drink i-tJI.WKl.OOO.OeO. 

— Ui'ssi V idconHidpring the question wh^lhir 
wooieii shall nractica mt-iUciue. 

—It U feured that the h««Ilh of Mr. Spur- 
geoii is piTinanently broken. 

— TwKNTt thonnand f<>«iil insect* have b 
dug u|) at ttie great insect bfd in Colorado. 

—A CULOBBD woman iiiimfl Ro*e Wi«e, ed 
rccontly at Crisfiubl, M.I.. Maid to bo 1 16 rn 
of "ge. . . M ti.,/M 

— Av hiventop hft-« fi:nIim^ irwa>' fbrTBBaing 
shc-ep's stomachs, and tlu-y are nrtw tnade into 
k'alhor bag«. 

—An exchange Ray4 that a LhuufMud differ- 
ent iudiistrii-a are iovuWyd in LUw iiroduction of 
a loaf of bread. 

—The Rildp hiw biv-n tmn^latwl eomptet« 
into the Turkish lanpiia^f. Tliere nrft 150,000,- 
00(1 pi'ople in Turkey. 

— Tur. Presbyterian Hurd of Relief for 
Disabled Miniistei-H hax diNl.nbuttd during the 
la-st 26 yeai-s over *1,OOO.OUO. 

— At Jonesborongh, Ark., Profi-ssor Henry 
Dierk, in atteuiptiui; a Itallouu ascension r^ 
coiitly, fell ft distance of 1000 feet. 

—Is Ni'w York tlity Ih^re arn 1.739 rum 
liolen less than tliere witk a year ago. This 
ppeaks well for the exeiHi> laws of tbat city. 

— Du. WiUou uf the Riigli.sli Mis'siunary 
Conference, saya that only one of every thrpe 
persons on earth htw ever heard of tlic name of 
■lesus. 

— Tub States increa-iiig f.iste>tt in popuU- 
tiftn nrf Knnsa.**, Minnesota, Xe'iraska, Califor- 
nia, and Colorado. N'w Knglaml barely holds 
her own. 

— THRdliaster to the t^teauier lij/antin on 
the Mediterranean Sea, reaxilted in the loss of 
150 lives, 14 persons only being saved from 
the steamer. 

—Statistics show thnt fifty ont of every 
011^ bunded of our iii;-ane. and nikty-five ont 
of every one hundred piiuper-s, became ao from 
the uae of liquor. 

-The four wiv-fteni counttt-* of Ma«j<achu- 
selU siitVcri'd djitiuijie in tln" extent of over 
$850,000 by the terrible storm hi the fccocd 
week of December. 

— DisTitiws is on the irieiva.se in England. 
Many tliousands are supported by rehel funds, 
and thousands mord are in d mger o'' aturviir 
tiou; 6,500 in Manchester alone. 

— Chapping of the hituds, whicli is one of 
the most disagreeable inconveniences of cold 
weather can bo ciwily prevented by rubbing 
the hands with powdeiv-d starch. 

— Thk women wore allowed to vote on the 
lager-l)eer-optioii tinostion at Plynionth, N. H., 
the other day, and the ttale of the liquor was 
proliibited by a vote of three to one. 

—A CuLKBSB Jiillologur predicts that m 
fifty yeani San Francisco will be a Mongolian 
city under the uuinc of " Choo Kiang," and 
ruled by a prince of the dynasty of Cliina. 

— TriB gospel (<uug8 iif Mp. S/inlcy are trans- 
lated into German and printed in parallel 
columns with the original, so timt they can be 
snng iu Eugli'h and German by the same 
audience. 

— CorNi Rumford declared thnt a dinner for 
1,000 persons could lie cooked with ten ceuta' 
worth of fuel, a statement which people were 
slow in belicTing: but a Frenchman has re- 
cently invented a cooking apparatus by which 
livf ceiiti' worth of coke can be mode to cook 
a meal for 1,500 pewons. 

— Tub interior of Greenland is an unknown 
territory. Threi- Danish scientific gentlemen 
; who were exploring the coiist, undertook, the 
the world, " ^^*v there is nothing covered ; |,^^t summer, to peuetrate th^ ray-itery, and to 
that bhall not be revealed; and hid that ' jts^-end a mountain 45 miles from the coast 
whall not be made known." Thus we ^ ■^{wy started July U on their toilsome journey 
Hee that the ileedsdone iu the body will be of twenty three days over the ice, encountering 
made a-i clear and coniiirehensive to ihf ' logs and snowstorms ou the way. The weath- 
world, a-' if the Hftcreil Orb himself, er cleared July 31. when they ascended the 
wouhl write with golden letters ui-on ,„ountuin, wbich w.^-^ o^oO feet high. A* fer 
the western horizon, the actions of eiich a. the eye could reach, only ice-sheets and 
one dnrinj,' the day. Verily "the way of glaciers could Ih- seen, and not the smallest 
the transgressor is hard." *i'«k of land free of ice. 



BY »*. NKVISOER. 

SOMETIME ngo, while waiting at the 
depot for the freight train to pass, 
so that I could unload my grain; I no- 
ticed that each car was labeled, or mark- 
ed, so that any one c))uld tell to what 
road it belonged. While musing on 
the variety of names, the thought came 
to my mind that there are but two ways 
or roads spoken of in Holy Writ. And 
as there are but two roads, men are trav- 
eling ou one or the other of these roads. 
While one road leads to peaceful happi 
ness beyond the tomb, the other leads to 
regions of dark despair. We came to the 
couclusi<m that if the children of men 
were labeled like the cars, to designate 
which road they were traveling on; and I 
if every clark and ungodly deed, from the 1 
midnight murder down the whole cat- 
alogue of crimes, to those little unkind 
ftcts that we do to our fellow man, were 
printed ou the actors brow, how rhaiig- 
cil would be the actions! Those petty, 
jealous feelings which occur, even in 
the " children of light," would be sub- 
dued more and more until we could 
realize that " unfeigned lovc of the 
l>rethren," and become more Christ like, 
" that ye may prove what is that good, 
acceptaltle and perfect will of (lod. ' 

Though we do things that we would 
be ashamed for men to know, and can 
to some extent keep them hid from men 
at present; yet do we not know that the 
Kin" of heaven sees and knows every 
wor3, th.night aud action of men? And 
not only this, but his eyes behold the 
darkest recesses and the most intricate 
labyrinth of our hearts. Beside tliis, all 
our actions shall be made known to 
covered 



•iJlK HHi:Till^K>r ^1' "WOKIC. 



Feb,-, 



^Ijc Jjrrtljriii at ||)orlj. 

' Pl'BLISUKD WEEKLV. 



J H MOORE. I I 

M. M. ESHELMAN. f 



Tm« B««Tniii:* «t W„«k will hr uttil <ti II 6" p«r mi. 
lum in aiUiino*. Any one who wiU tend a» «)^i hadim 
ud |I'.» 00 will fTcfiip an i»i|i|iii»n«l copy free of ch4r((». 
wid forMch wl'lliionfiln*!!!* (ITT irntt ■!«*• thf nio« 
n»iiir>| llicnKFiii will (-■ nJIowf-l IWJ por CpW-, which 
ftaouni nu 1*p .lr.l.i<-lcil fr.im ihr mon*j- l.»forf ••■n.llng II 
Uu* M(in»yii»iil h^ l*(»l*l Or-irrB, IIrKl*l«rr<J I^icri 
or dn.n.. propffly n.ldrM^r.l. will be ol our ri-k Wl,.n 
■eDiJidfi dmft. h*- "'ir* ihm ii )• not ■ chwrk. If ll In » 
chMk, It co«i» «■ "0 teiii* 10 collvcl, while * ilnti e»a li« 
oolli-clwl tref. ro'tng.- mompii m«7 b(* moI Tor omouDl- 
aodtr 1 OI>, Iml iiI»B7*m«'I lb* moos; If yia c«u grt II 
8iilxcrjpliori», nnii coinniuiiicAllon* inl«o<l«J for ib« pft- 
por, M xell <M ntt hURinMH maltari c^innMUd wiih the of- 
Im ahould b« BddrMiKl 

KOOU ft X3EKLUAK, 

Unuk. CtmU Ce..ni' 



Ik aiww«r to m«ny inquiriw, we will Btate The mooeT. approprialed b> the Tract Asso- 
cannot powiibly till ord-m (or back ciatiun for the free dwtribution of traOs. w 



>T,imi AIIV«. IHTlt. 



Thv. atldn-yn itt .Ut-tfi'ul\tTtv.t\] bv Dun- 
kirk, Ohio, till I-Vbniary IMli. 

H. TMny.hv't* iwldrt-sH in rhHOfrpd from Muyn- 
villp, Iowa to Abili'iif. Kiin"io«. 

TuK Southern Itidianu I)i"trif;t Mi-r'tirifj will 
bi'hvid in tlip Sl<in> Cn^fk church, Ai)ril IHh, 
IH'H. 

BitoTKKit G. W. (libMon. writt'B from Oiniril, 
IllirioiH, lliMt two more hiivo biiBD received iiit^ 
th« cliiin-h by faupti-m. 



Bhotkkii J(!hhi' Hoop, of Liiigau'iri', Miiry- 
liuid, liiiN ht-efi iiuilc ill for nomo tiiii*', lint in 
now coiiviilesciti^. 



TlIK Dintrirt m 
(rict of loH'ii, wil 
cniiDfy. Ajtiil 7tli 



cftiun for tlip HouthiTii DIh- 
lic held lit Mt. Ktn(^ Adanm 
|H7». 



that 1 

numb^n contuinitig the dcbut*^. E»en number 
two of the pre*ent volume in exhaiuled. New 
■ubHcnben will har« t(> commeDce with num- 
ber three. 

If your neighbor, or any on^ el»e want* to 
MbuBe you, juat l«t him ttlon^; let him empty 

hot ■"barrel," and then likely you can putwtnu- 
thing into it. It is difficult to put anything in a 
barrel thatiM full: hett«>r have it emptied, and 
if potwible cleared well, before putting much 
in it. 

Jkrl'halku is Haid to be adding 1,500 to itn 
Jewi«h population erery year. Should the con- 
tempUted railroad, from Jaffa on theMeditcrrii- 
nean Sea, to Jerunalem. be coraplet/^1, it will 
greatly increase the population of the place, aud 
flof»d the country with travelers and pilgrims. 

MuKwhooppoie the Bible, on the ground 
that it Rpeakn of miracleii, ought t« remember 
that the preHervation of that Book if a miracle 
of itnelf. Nothing «hv(? the Divine hand could 
have NUMtained the bleH<>e(j Book miiid the op- 
poKition there haH been urged agiiinHt it. 

Asa proof of the great amount of labor re- 
rpiired to trannlatc the ijcripturen into Ho.xe of 
the foreign InnguageH, it in stated that in Mada- 
goncar a band of rcviHcrs has »et for ten year*. 
endt-BToring to render the tranwlation a» correct 
Eu poHHible. 



irly exhausted, hence but few more tracts cuo 
be sent out free until more money is appropri- 
ated. If some of those, who are abundantly 



might be accomplished by lending panp"^ 
other good reading matter in defen^ ©f .f* ^ 
ble doctrine. ^* Bi. 

In this way every isolated member' 
might become a mii-Bionary station: b k^. '" 



able to do so, would donate to this fund.consid- ; jjjg Lq^j where people could meet and b- 



.Table fiood might be accomplished by the 
proper distribution of good pamphlets and 
tracts. The Secretary *"" make his report 
next week. ^^ 

Khikxi. 0. W. Sell, of Emporia. Kan., says: 
" My wife joined the Brethren charch last Fall. 
One of the members here gave us some of yoar 
papers and we have read them over several 
times. I do not belong to the Brethren myself. 
I wa*" baptixed in the Campbellite faith, but 
tiiey hold to things I cannot sanction. The 
(riitli 18 whar I Slant." VVe hope the Bketh- 
HEN AT Woks will prove a great help to our 
friend in his search after the truth. 



sing, and hear the Scriptures read, n 
and Biaters, try this method, and see if aotn 
will not grow out of it. By proper effoj ***'' 
might succeed in having a church in yon ^^'' 
house, and then call for a minister to com ^ 
assist you. ^^^^^^^^^ j n 



OUTSIDERS' FUND EXPLAIJje*. 

EVEKAL. who have lately written us 



Thk JJihIrirt Melting mI' Northern Indiiinii 
will ho held M>iy 1«(. 1H7H. in the Whitehead 
niceting-liou^f, Elkliiul county, Indiana, 

Bhothkii David Whito writcH: "In the 

Black Hiver church, Ohio, fifteen prcciouHsonli' 

were bapti/ed into Christ, at our lato meetings. 

The church hns been (difirdandsfri'ngthened." 

•^■ 

Dit, ('iirr lold the truth when he yuid in re- 
ply to Col. fnyerHoH'H idcus: "Ti-ach men to 
die like hen^'lH and j i u go a I< ng wtiy lownrHri 
teaching them tu live like brulcH," 

Wk are in receipt of a roll of iiianuNcripf, 
from sister Miittie A. Lear, containing aiiMWers 
to a iiuniher of queries. Will cornniince pub- 
lishing them next wcok. 

Two were ba|)ti/.etl at brother David Piiler- 
baiigh'H, two iiiilcM north of town, hist week 
One wjw horn the Shannon i-ongregation, and 
the other from Cherry tirove. 

BnoTHKK Martin Meyer left hero last Thurs 
day morning for the Wisconsin miHsion Held, 
linit*' an interest is being worked ufi in that 
part of the countrv. 

BltoTllHii Daniel Vanimaii has been holding 
some very interesting nientings in Adams coun- 
ty, IP, Nino came forwai-d at one point. A 
leport of hi« work will appear soon. 

Thk First Dittrirl of West Virginia, will 
hold ila nr-xt Di^^trict Mwting on th© ISth and 
19th of April, in the Inuey's Creek church. 
Further notice will be published in due time, 

BiioTHKii .lohn NichoUon has been holding a 
series of meetings in Toledo. Ohio. With wlmt 
success we have not learned, but hope there are 
good projipocl* for building up a church in that 
city. 



Most all the names on our list have now 
been properly adjusted, and if any of our sn!)- 
ccribei-s fail to get their papeitt, tliey will please 
inform uh at once, that we may nniko the nec- 
essary corrections. 

SixcE the year 1804 the Bible is said to have 
been translated into 315 iangnagcs. To aixoni- 
plith this has requiivd an imnn-nse amount of 
labor, saying nothing about the time and pa 
tience required to learn the difTerent languages. 

Brothkk .John W. Mrfzger hns been under 
the doctor's care for five Wteks. aud wishes us 
to say to the Brethren in the Southern District 
of Indiana, that he is now uimble to fill his 
I)lacc in the mission field, but expect-* to n*- 
-nme his labors a^ soon as it is safe for him to 
do so. He wrote from Cerro Gordo. 111., expect- 
ing to return to hi., home in Indiana in a few 
iiuy«. 



Wk have i n hand a few hundnd ixtra cop- 
ies of No. .1, that mi(;bt do good if they were 
judiciously distributed. Send for a bunch and 
distribute them among your neighbors. They 
will be sent post paid for thi- following: 3 cop- 
ii'H, 10 cents; 11 copien, 30 cents; a" copies, 
50 cents. 

Tiip. last two pages of this issue is taken up 
with the ChiUrennt W,nk. that all our reiul- 
ersmay see and know of its contents. Kxara- 
! inu it carefully, and if you like it, and think it 
will int/trest your children, subscribe for it. 
Price 60 cents per annum. 

HkoTBKh Martin Meyer held but five meet- 
ings ot Erie, on the Bock Creek bottoms, and 
had to close on the account uf IHgh waters, 
Thekterest was ccmd, and the house densely 
crowded. Brother Meyer thinks of returning 
to Erie and work up the interestin that locality. 

Wk learn that bmtlier John K. Ollinger, of 
Trotwood, Oliiy. has been eonfined to his bed 
nearly three nionlhH. "His days on earth." 
Hays brother Simon Oaks, "seem nearly ended, 
but luN hope of an eternal house beyond the 
river grows stronger and stronger as his body 
wastes away." 

Ovkh one thousand dollai-s have been sub- 
^crilH-d. in Knghiud, to be expended in explor- 
ing the Sea of Galilee in the Holy Land. He- 
cent developments in the Bible lands render 
new.s from that part of ttio world extremely 
interesting. We shall endeavor to keep our 
reodei-H posted on all that is important. 

FuoM various sources we learn tliat many of 
our brethren are quitting the use of tobacco, 
aud are determined to carry out their vows in 
ahstaining from its use. God he thanke<l for 
that. We call that good news, ami hope the 
day is not far distant wluMi not one particle of 
tobacco will he used in the brotherhood. W 
shall do our utiuoit to get all our people to quit 
it. for when Christ and the holy angels come in 
the clouds of lieaveii, we are sure that not one 
if thein will be using it, and when tliat event 
takes iiliice we want all onr members to be 
ready and prepared to Iw caught up amidst the 
throng of holy, heavenly heing.s. Brethren, 
think over this matter, and let us lieor your 
conclusions. 



Dft, McLeod of Philadelphia, has preached 
against the expensiveness of fanerals. A re- 
form society, on thi.>* subject, has been organized 
in England, with prominent individuals at its 
hesd. 

It is generally supposed that the times demand 
just such a societj. That is because churches 
do not do their duty, and enforce the Bible rules 
and principles laid down to govern the church 
in all such cases. Let Chri'^tiansdo their duty, 
set a good example in such matters, and th.ere 
will be no need ot extra societies. 



misunderstand our method of senrf ^ 



It is a fact that some ministers need holding 
bark a little, while others need spurring up. 
The same treatment is not adapted to both 
clitsses. To know how to treat men they must 
be studied, and their dispo:!iition9 understood, 
and our treatment applied accordingly. But 
above all things do not discourage ministers, 
but encourage them in that which is right and 
just. If you think they are too fast, do not 
throw a stumbling block in the way, upset the 
vehicle, and smash everything to pieces, but 
counsel them to keep in the right direction, 
and not take the wrong road, and after awhile 
you may succeed in getting them to drive slow- 
er so that the main army can keep up. 



TiiK Methodists of this place nre holding a 
very interesting revival meeting. On last 
Thursday evening it was our privilege to he 
present. The discourse, tliough well delivei-(d. 
was not doctrinal, but directed largely to the 
sympathies, consisting in the recital of a num- 
ber of exciting incidents. Near the close of his 
di-tcourae the s|.eaker said he " thanked (Jod that 
tlie Gospel does not teach Methodism, nor Lu- 
therisin, nor Congregationalism." To this we 
thought " Amen." The sooner people get to 
discardini; these " i^ns " imd laying hold on 
tile old Uuapel order the better it will be for the 
religions world. It is not modern isms that 
should be preached, hut the Gi)spel. Let all 
ministers get to lu-eaching the one Lonl.theone 
faith, and the one baptism timght in the Gospel, 
and it will not be long till we all will be por- 
I fectly joined together in the same mind, and the 
j same judgment, all speaking the same thing. 



KituM the J'roffiesswe Christian we learn that 
bretliren Bashor and Sharp have been visiting 
at Berlin, I'a, The object of their visit is thus 
staNid by that paper: 

"The primary object of the visit of these 
brethren at this time was to take in the Pro- 
(/(■ras/iv Chrinfiiin, they and we believing it 
would be better not to have two papers in the 
same field at ^he same time. But during the 
interview it was ascertained that brethren 
Bdshor and Sharp were only authorized to take 
and not to give, and that no union could be ef- 
fected without the total extinction of the Prif- 
yresKive Christian, in name, character and mau- 
a);einent. This we were not prepared to submit 
to, though we were exceedingly anxious to con- 
solidate. We are willing to give up all the 
name, if need be, though a better is not to be 
found in the catalogue, half the management, 
or all if it must he, but to our principles we ad- 
here the more firmly." • 

THE CHURCH IN THY HOUSE. 

IN the epistles of Paul we find frequent men- 
tion made of the church that is in thy house. 
Col. 4: 1.".; Rom. 16; 5; 1 Cor. 16: 19; Philemon 
2, showing that in the apostolic times there 
were entire households set apart to the worship 
of God. The entire family was converted, set 
up a religious altar, and worshipped around, it. 
The family had heard the glad tidings, embrac- 
ed the Christian religion, and invited others in 
to share in the joys of the Lord. 

A similar course might be pursued in many 
localities in this age. There are households 
where at least mOst of the family are member?, 
and no chuich in the vicinity, and not very 
often meeting by the Brethren, Now, if such 
families would invite their neighbo)-s to meet 
with them each Sunday evening, or some other 
evening of the week, and spend the time sing- 
ing, reading the Scriptures, and in prayer, it 
certainly would have a good eflect. In this 
way churches could be built up, the doctrine 
spread aud many souls saved. Such families 
who are well posted in Scripture, and have a 
cl.ar understanding o*" the doctrine, might in- 
vite their neighbors to their houses and instruct 
them more perfectly in the way ot the Lord. 

These families could do a good work by send- 
ing for a few dollars' worth of books and tract", 
and at the close of the meeting divide them 
among those in attendance, requesting them to 
reiid the works carefully and return them. Then 
lend to others and so on. Another good work 



SEVEl 
ton 
piper- to outsiders for *1.0'i a year, henc* 
will have to explain a little fartber. Ther* ^ 
many outsiders who will not subscribe for 
paper, yet derive much good from reading jt^ 
To such we agree to send the paper lor fti f|n 
provided some one will donate the monev 
throwing otf 50 cents to make the burden \Lu 
er for those who donate, but if the oiilgij 
pays for it himself, then he must pay fuij ■ 
the same as other subscribers. 

It is worked tu this way: Our readers a 
us the nanie« of outsiders whom they thi i 
would be benefited by reading the paper. Th 
names are carefully entered in a book kept f 
that purpose, and taken ofl' and placed on \V 
mailing list just as fast as money is donated I 
pay for them. If three dollars are donated in. 
day, three names will be taken off of the boolt 
and passed over to the mailing clerk ttji 
will place them on his regular mailing list for 
one year. When more money comes in, then 
more names are sent over to the mailing clerk 
By this it will te seen that outsiders, who re- 
ceive the paper for one dollar a year, are those 
to whom the paper is donated. The poor fund 
is worked on the same principle. 

Last year we paid something over two hun- 
drtd dollars towards sending the Brethrks 
AT Work to poor members and well-dispoied 
outsiders. We concluded thit was a little too 
heavy a bui'd-!n for u* to be\i'. anrl hence off-r- 
ed to tlirow off fifty cents on each paper doaat- 
ed to outsiders aud poor members provided om 
readers would pay the other $1.00. Heiiw 
these funds. The regular subscription price ol 
the paper is ^1.50. alike to outsiders and all 
only we throw off 50 cents when yon want to 
donate the paper to some one who will notsub- 
scribe for it. Hope we are fully understoori 
this time. 

We owe many thanks to onr generous heart- 
ed members for donating so freely to these 
funds. The paper is doing good, only keep 
the work going. Heaven will amply reward 
you for all the efforts you make looking to the 
salvation of your fellow mortals. 



THE CONDITIONS OF SALVTAION 

BY salvation here, is meant pardon, or re- 
mission of sins. He who is pardonei is 
saved from his sins, and justified in the sight 
of God. 

In salvation there is a human pai-t, and also 
a divine part. The human part man performs; 
it consists of things that he cau do. The di- 
vine part God attends to; this consists in things 
that man cannot do, but God can do them for 
man. Man i.s the one who is to be benefited— 
is to receive all the blessings. 

As an illustration, the reader is referred to 
Naaman's case. He was told to go and di|' 
himself seven times in Jordan, aud he should 
be healed of the leprosy. Going to the Jordan, 
and dipping himself seven times was the hu- 
man part. This Naaman could do, and did do. 
To heal him of his leprosy was the divine part, 
and was something that Naaman himself could 
not do: God did it/<«/- him, but on certain con- 
ditions, which were clearly specified. God 
placed the virtue, not at the beginning, not in 
the middle, but at the end of these conditions. 
The conditions were, going to Jordan, and dip- 
ping himself seven times. When he reached 
Jordan, and stood down in the water he was 
not yet healed. He dips himself five times, yet 
eceives no benefit, liecause the virtue has n"' 
yet been reached; but when he dips himself th'" 
seventh time he comes to where God has placed 
the virtue, or power, and is healed. Who did 
the healing? We answer, God; that wat the 
divine part, and the great object to be attained- 

This healing was a/ȴr gift from God; I^**' 
man did nothing to merit it. He wiis told 



•p.-brn.-vrv 



6 



THE HRKTHKlL^r AT AVOKK. 



'T re lo find it ; diiJ what the old |>ni]iliet com- 

ded liioi. and was blessed in the d«d. 

Salvation from siu is also a free gift: it is 

ething ^(*^ does /or oian. Man does Doth- 

-, merit it- II is therefore /r*r. and hence 

' God pardoDB on certain condition 



pos 



fttes. 
ing 



fCta* 
ing 

hich af^ clearly specified. These conditions 
brAce the hutnan part in salvntioD: they 
iititute the part that man must perform in 
j,r to reach salvation. Salvation is free, but 
1 be accepted before it can be possessed. 
To accept it is to comply with the conditions. 
To show that salvation is/rrc. and at the 
nje time offered on certain conditions I must 
llustrate. Suipose we have in the neigh- 
borhood a highly respected family, composed 
t father, mother, son and daughters. The 
on hsving been led into bad company, falls 
"nto the habit of drinking, becomes a drunk- 
-pl, and brings disgrace on himself and kin- 
Jred. He becomes despised and is rejected by 
all respfctflt'lp people. Bii'. be has a wealthy 
mcle. who loves him, and is pained because of 
his degraded condition. He resolves to do 
somethiHg in behalf of the young man. and if 
issible reform and tievate his character. This 
must be done by elevating the aft'ectiona and 
■rounding him with better and uoliler associ- 
Hence the uncle makes him the foUow- 
El'er: " If you will agree to quit your 
drinking, reform your life, leave oti' your bad 
associates and sign a pledge to that i-ftect, I 
will make you a present of SlOO, and give jou 
the U5e of the- best farm 1 have; and if you 
hold out faithful to the promise for ten years 
I will give you a clear title to the entire farm." 
The young man agrees to accept the offer. 
He signs the paper in the presence of an officer, 
quits bis driukiug. forsakes his bad associates, 
receives his ^100, and the use of the best farm. 
Having reformed his life, hi- is respected by all as 
aiTood neighbor and a faithful citizen. Remain- 
incr faithful to his promise, at the end often 
years he receives a clear title to the farm, and 
it is his own. 

I now ask, is not that &UiO,and farm &frpi- 
it)U)iei-il('il gift? Did the young man do any 
thing to merit it? Was not the whole thing 
for his good, to elevate his affections and reform 
his life? Yet the whole thing was on certain 
conditions. 

Just so it is with our salvation. The sinner 
is degraded, has become polluted with pin, and 
is therefore unfit for thedecent society of heav- 
en. To take him into heaven in hi;* present 
pollutf^d condition would be to disgrace I hi 
paradise of God, hence his affections must be 
elevated and his character reformed. To effect 
this, God proposes certain conditions, not aS a 
price for pardon, but as a means by which to 
reach pardon. Before lie can receive pardon 
three things must be effected. (1) His affect- 
ions must be changed. Things he once 
loved he must now hate, and things be 
once hated he must now love. He must "set 
'his affections on things above." (ti) His life, 
or conduct must be reformed: he must cea^e to 
do evil and learn to do well. (3) His relation 
rau&t be changed; he must come out from the 
world and be duly initiated into the family of 
God, and then he receives his first gift — the 
remission of his sins. 

The affections, or heart must he changed by 
faith. " Without faith it is impossible topleiise 
God," Heb. H: 6, and "he that believeth not 
shall be dammed." Mark Iti: It). Man cannot 
set his affection on things above without faith. 
"For with the heart man belif-vetli untorisht- 
eoiisness," Horn. 10: 10, hence the change of 
affections. 

The life or conduct must be changed by re- 
pentance. Repentance is the reformation of 
life, or as the prophet expresses it: " Cease to 
do evil: learn to do well." Isaiah I: Ifi, IT. 
God "now commandeth men every- where to 
repent," Acts 17: 30, and "except ye repent 
ye shall all likewise perish. Luke 13: 3. 

The relation is changed by baptism, or being 
born again, for Christ said to Nicodemus, 'Ex- 
cept a man be born of water and of the 
Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of 
God." .John 3:5. "Born of water" here 
refers to water baptism. It is in baptism that 
^he sinner pledges himself to "live a life of 
obedience until death." When he is buried 
with Christ by baptism, "in the likeness of his 
death* (Rom. 6; 5) he by a figure, cornea in 
contact with the blood that cleanseth him 
from all sina. 1 John 1:7. Hence we have 



ftuth. repentance, and baptism laid down as 
cnm/itionH of salvation, pardon. These are the 
human parts in salvatisn. The divine part is 
to p»rdon our sin^ give us the gift of the Ho- 
ly Ghost, and the promise of eternal life. 



THE OLD ORDER. 



KUUUElt VI. 



OU R needs drive us upon our knees. Greater 
hr 



help than ourselves we must have, hence 
we seek the help from Cue who is greater. 
Prayer reacts favorably upon onrmind?, because 
we are expecting something grand and imporU 
ant. We are looking for grace, for blessingi", 
hence go where they may be had. But the in- 
quiring man asks, 

Does God Answer Prayer? 
God answers prayer. If we conclude that He 
does not, then why do we pray ? Do we ask 
with the expectation of ml receh'nttj? This 
would be mere mockery. Let us go to the Bi- 
ble and find out whether God has answered 
prayers. If God hii.< answered prayer, and ftill 
coiiiQiands us to pray, then He continues to an- 
swer prayer. Pharaoh begged Moses to entreat 
the Lord to take away the pUgue of the locusts. 
Hear the divine Record: " .\nd he went out 
from Pharaoh, and entrnated the Lord. And 
the Lord turned a mighty strong west wind, 
which took away the locusts, and cast them in- 
to the Red Sea." Ex. 10: 18. Ut. That prayer 
was answered. Now listen to the prayer of 
Jacob: "And Jacob said, O God of my f.ither 
Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, the Lord 
which saidst unto me. Return unto thy country, 
-L.;^! to thy kindred, and I will deal well "vitli 
thee: I am not worthy of tlie least of all the 
mercies, and of all the truth, which thou hast 
shewed unto thy servant: for with my staff I 
piussed over this .lorJan, and now I am become 
two bands. Deliver me, I pray tbte, from the 
hand of my brother Esau: for I fear him. lest 
he will come and smite me, and the mother 
with the children, And thou saidst, I will 
surely do the*? good, and make thy seed as the 
sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for 
multitude." Gen. 32: 9-12. Hear the result of 
tliis prayer — look at the answer: "And Esau 
ran to meet him, and fell on his neck, and kiss- 
ed him: and they wept." Gen. 33: 4. 
We next (urn to Hezekiah, who when 
Sick I' nto lleatli, 
ii-skpd to be spared. God seat the prophet Isa- 
iah to him with this answer: "Go and say to 
Hezekiah, Thus saith the Lord, the God of Da- 
vid thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have 
seen thy tears; behold, I will add unto thy 
days fiiteeu years." Isa. 38: 5. " I have hmril 
thy prayer," says God. " I have seen thy tears." 
Blessed be the name of God! But we bring up 
a case or two more of ans-wer to prayer, as 
found recorded in the Old Testament. While 
Moses was on Mt. Sinai receiving the Law, the 
people demanded an Egyptian god, and Aaron 
made a golden calf for them. This the people 
worshipped. When Mo^es came down and saw 
the wickedness of the people, he was filled with 
anguish. To God he goes, who tells him that 
He will destroy this rebellious people, and make 
of him a greater nation. But Moses began to 
pray for the people and said: " Oh, this people 
have sinned a grtat sin, and have made them 
eods of gold. Yet now, if thou wilt forgive 
their sin: and if not, blot me. I pray thee, out 
of thy hook which thou hast written. And the 
Lord said unto Moses, Whosoever haih sinned 
against me, him will I blot out of my book. 
Therefore now go, lead the people unto the 
placeof which I have spoken unto thee: Behold, 
mine Angel shall go before thee: nevertheless, 
iu the day when I visit. I will visit their -sin 
upon them." Ex. 32:34. 

Look at Kigali 
and the prophets of Baal. Up to Mt. t^armel 
goes a great company of prophets, dressed in 
. gorgeous apparel, for they are the popular men 
of the day. Meek Elijah follows after, ready to 
vindicate the plea of God. The altar of Baal's 
prophets is ready. The wood is in place; the 
animal is there; so the prophets began to cry 
unto their god. And more; they "cut them- 
selves after their manner with knives and lan- 
cets, till the blood gushed out upon them." 
1 Kings 18: 28. Their god would not bear. 
He could not. Witness meek Elijah. His altar 
is reatly. The sacrifice ia in place, and that the 



pleaof iriiud might not be set up. he said: "Fill 
four barrels with water, and pour it on the 
burnt-sacrifice, and on the wood. And he said, 
Do it the second time. And they did it the 
second time. And be aaid, Do it the third time. 
And they did it the third time. And the water 
ran round about (he altar; and he filled the 
trench also with water." Elijah was not afraid 
of water, not even much water. Hear his pray- 
er. "Hear me, (> Lord, hear me, that this 
people may know that thou art the Lord God. 
and that thou hast turned their heart back 
again." Head the answer: " Then the fire of 
the Lord fell, and consumed the burnt-sncrifice, 
and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and 
licked up the water that was in the trench 
Behold the effect: " And when all the people 
saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said, 
The Lord, he is the God; the Lord he is God." 
, 1 Kings 18. Should the reader desire one more 
remarkable answer to prayer, as recorded in the 
Old Testament, turn to Daniel sixth and read. 
Let u8*bow search the New Testament for 
More Answered Prayers. 
" For a certain woman, whose young daugh- 
ter had an unclean spirit, heard of him, and 
came and fell at his feet: (The woman was a 
Greek, a Syropheuician by nation,) and she be- 
(•ought him that he would cast forth the devil 
nut of her daughter. But Jesus said unto her. 
Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet 
to take the children's bread, and to cast it unto 
the dogs. And she answered and said unto him. 
Yes, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of 
the children's crumbs." The final answer of 
Jesus was: "For this saying, go thy way; the 
devil is gone out of thy daughter." Hear the 
result; " And when she was come to her house, 
she found the devil gone out, and her dausthter 
laid upon the bed." Murk 7 : 25-30. 

Our next Gospel ca^e is that of Peter who 
was put in prison by Herod. " Peter therefore 
was kept in prison: but prayer was made with- 
out ceasing of the Church unto God for him." 
Were these prayers answered? Did God hear 
this prayer which was made without ceasing? 
Let the Oracles of God apeak: "And behold, 
the angel of the Lord came upon hioi. and a 
light shined iu the prison; and he smote Peter 
on the aide, and raised him up. saying, .\rise up 
quickh". And his chains fell off Ironi his hands. 
And the angel said unto him, Ginl thyself, and 
bind on thy sandals: and so he did. And he 
saith unto him. Cast thy garment about thee, 
and follow me. And he went out, and followed 
hiui, and wi-it not that it was true which was 
done by the angel; but thought he saw a vision. 
VYhen they were past the first and the second 
ward, they came unto the iron g.ite thatleadeth 
unto the city; which opened to thein of his own 
accord: and they went out, and passed on 
through one street; and forthwith the angel 
departed from him. And when Peter was come 
to himself, he said, Now I know of a surety, 
that the Lord hath sent his angel, and hath de- 
livered me out of the hand of Herod, and from 
all the expectation of the people of the Jews." 

Acts 12. 

Cornelius Heard. 

" And Cornelius said. Four days ago 1 was fitst- 
ing until this hour; and at the ninth hour I 
prayed in my house, and behold, a man stood 
before me in bright clothing, and aaid, Corneli- 
us, thy prayer is heard, and thine alms are had 
iu remembrance in the sight of God." " Well, 
now, since the prayers have been heard, is that 
not sufKcieut? Why dear angel, if my pray- 
■s are heard, that is all I ask; that is quite 
enough for me." Is this the way praying Cor- 
nelius reasoned? O no; but meekly subniis- 
>ive he waits for the command of the Lord, who 
said: "Send therefore to Joppa, and call I i her 
Simon, whose surname is Peter; ho is lodged in 
the house of one Simon a tanner by the sea-side: 
who, when he cometh, shall speak unto thee. 
ImuiedJately therefore I sent to thee; and thou 
hast well done that thou art come. Now there 
fore are we all here present before God, to hear 
all things that are commanded thee of God." 
.\,h! there was one at Joppa who could help. 
" We are all here present before God." What 
for Cornelius? "To hear «// Ihhi'jH that are 
inmitiii tided thee of God." 

Conditions of Success. 



'th gmtitnde. 5. Not in an exalted manner, 
but with humifity. 6. We most not doubt, bat 
beliece that we receive, and tre shall rereire. 7. 
The spirit of ohedirnrt must dwell in ui. 8. W# 
must be ready at all timed to /or<jiPe injuritt. 
J>. To ever a.vk accordiug to Him Will. " ThU 
18 the confidence that we have in him, that if 
we ask anything according to hij will, he hear- 
eth ufl." 1 John 5: U. 10. To ever uk in tht 
uaiiir of Jfsti.i. 11. I'nion with others who 
follow the Gospel directions, will lead to auccetn. 
See Matt. 18; 1ft. When God set op His phys- 
ical system, He did it in strict harmony with 
the natural laws of matter; and " when he or- 
dained the mor,il system, he did it aUo in strict 
reference to the nature and laws of the raind.\ 
All answers to prayer are in harmony with the 
laws governing the moral system. y. h. r. 



FKOM A BAPTIST LADT. 

Dear l■:dllm\•!.— 

\'0\} express a desire to hear from your tnb* 
scrilwrs. I am not a subscriber, but a Tery 
attentive reader. Some kind friend sends me 
your paper to read and distribute, and I should 
like to aubscrilw for niyself. but my husband, 
although be likes it, wants bin secular papen, 
and having hod a succession of misfortunes, and 
being a member of several "fraternities," you 
will probably understand why we have but Ut- 
tle money for reading matter. But L have dis- 
tributed them faithfully, have sent them by 
mail and otherwise where I thought they might 
do good, and if you have tracts or other litera- 
ture to dispose of, in the same way, I will her*- 
after have a very good chance, as the railroad il 
about to be completed and the cars will run in 
three or four weeks, and I can go to the station 
and give them to the passengers. 

I aip rending, with intense interest, the Stein 
and Itay Debate. (I am a Baptiitt). I am re- 
taining all the numbers for a final reading when 
it shall be completed. I am at preient a little 
afraid our champion will come off" second heat." 
Yours will win outside readers hy the superior 
chasteness of his language. I believe in trine 
inunersiou, and if I had not been once immersed 
before I thought as I do now, I would be bap- 
tized hy no other mode. I like your position 
on secret societies. I have for many yean 
watched the workings of <>Jd Fellowship, and 
have long ago. by slow ib-grees, become firmly 
convinced that it is a farce. 1 would write an 
ar'icle on the suhject and offer it to you for 
publication if it were not for offending my hue- 
band, who does not like lor me to apeak against 
them, and as I believe him to be conscientious 
in his devotion to the order, I do not wish to 
wound his feelings. 

God speed you in your noble warfare, on the 
worUl-blighting, soul destroying curse— alcohol. 
Il is sweeping the earth with the besom of de- 
struction, and then i-hurch members say it is a 
good thing in its place. I hope the day may be 
near by when you will have flourishing church- 
es all over Texat. 

Very UespectfuUy, 

* • • 

HKUAltKS. 
From the above it can be seen whether it 
does any good to send the paper to outsiders. 
Through the kindness of a free hearted brother, 
whose name we withhold, this Baptist lady has 
been permitted to read the Bkethkkn at Work 
and a number of our tracts, and it is gratifying 
to see how eagerly she grasps for the truth. 
May God bless her, and thousands of others iu 
search of the truth. Brethren, send along your 
donations and let us see if we cannot get the • 
paper into the hands of a couple thousand out- 
siders. See our terms on last page of No. 6, 
and each one lend a helping hand. 

A. W. Vaniman sajs: " Four, persons were 
baiitiwd recently in the Pleasant Hill church, 
Macoupin county, Illinois, 

Stokhs, disasters, losses by sea, have been un- 
usually frequent of late. 



God has not promised to answer mere /orw 
I)rayer. It must come from the heart. I. The 
heart must feel the uattt if prni/er. 2. It must 
reverence God. 3. We must have a Jiliid spir- 
it. \. We must not come murmuring, but 



Owixo to its local prohibition law, Missouri 
hat 16 counties in which there is not a single 
liquor saloon. ^^.^^__^^^ 

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TT-TW BUKTiiKEISr ATV AVOBK:. 



Feb: 



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niBUjDpVTlt>1>tSDl-> jun.Ott\}Mtt>ijtBtjUt}ia.—iiA» 



Echoea from the Miami Valley. 



Plaasaot Sunday* — HolidayB in Wolfe Creak 
Church— Test of Disclpleship— ThoDghta at 
Cioao of lh« Year -The Brethrea at Work 
ud Ashland College. 

1RKCENTLY enjoyed woYeml very plp»«uit 
Sundays. In the first plao I m<'t with 
the lin-tlin-ii and nutera in th« aancluary of 
the Lord to celfibrata the prai^ee of tbo Mo4 
High. After aervicfs wi; »topi>ed at the hornet* 
of brethrt-n and BwterK, whose conTenwtioD 
WHS in heaven -whottc delight and mr-ditationi 
werpintheluw of the Lord; and out of th»- 
■hundnnctf of their hearia they iipoko of the 
miirvi-ioun, gracionn work of redi-ntpliou. 

We thonjfht, flntt. how mach bi'tter it in to 
spend our Sundays in reiwling tli« ScrijitureK, 
and tiilking of their divine origin, power and 
infliietic*', than to ronven-e about IiindB, flock 
and "Mh> newfl of the diiy:^' ')r whiit ix tforxi-, 
uae our tonguw m (orr/ifn of hell in diBaeminaU 
ing tho foiblea and [wocadilios of brethren and 
friendit. and piilting « wrong construction on 
their good deedn. 

Sproird. what a mighty— an almighty lenven- 
ing power would the Brotherhood be, if all itw 
BubJi'CtH were 'living epiKtIeH" "of rigllt/'iiUN- 
nemi and peace," having their "dpeech with 
grace neaioned with nalt," obeying from the 
heart thi* form itf doctrine delivered unto theui, 
A« the lioIidayH are upent in idle and wicked 
amuHeinontt, religioiiM frfilirH, fejwt*, imd gam- 
bling, not to tifiy anylhing oC bull rnomti, gaui- 
bling-helU. and d-rih ..fdr-Imucliery. tli.- Hr.-th- 
reu on Wolf Creek, 1<» count^-ract theao evilK, 
andtri prexent abetter oppnrl unity of flputidiiig 
these dayn, conrluded to have religionH MerviwM 
on them. Accordingly, nieetiugfi wi-n- ap- 
pointed for ChriHtniiw' and New Year's Dny>*. 
Them- meetings were well iitti'nded. 

Elder Uurahangh nnulu Homo very appropri- 
ate^ reinurki at our ('hri«tniaM meeting on the 
teat of dimipIeHhip. M-s naid that wo hear 
mncli blasting in our diiy of how much we 
love till) Lord, and Lo! here, Pind Lo! there in 
Christ. The pulilicanx and hnrlotH went iiitti 
the kingdom of lienven before llie bniir.tiiig 
Scribe and Pharioco. In the day of judgment 
the boa'^ting ela.s.i ia Nent away from tlio Hitr, 
with tho daniniiifi di'niiniintionM of Mm "Judge 
of tlic quick and the deiid." IJut tliere i^ a 
"more eieellent wiiy." luid thut Ih the ujiuj^tdlic 
way. And that in, we nhould let ourliglitso 
ihinu thut men may **ei< our good workt* mid 
glorify our father whiili it in lieuvi-ii. We 
should kIiow our love in a practical miuimT, 
and that only can bt) done by keeping his coni- 
mandiiu'iild and loving one another. " ]''or 
whosoever lovi'th inw kecpetli my command- 
moot*," MayM the Lord. "Whosoevor lovetli 
mo not, kc'peth not my wiiyingn." "Hythia 



Home Again. 

/v«r lireUtren: — 

1LLIX0I3 Brethren who feel conc«med: I 
remained over night with Dr. Fabmey. at 
Chicago. Took the Lak*- Shore Railroad at 3 
A. M. Iteatbed Soath Bend at noon, in the 
hope of finding my wife at our aon'a, but failed. 
Neit day I took the train to Nitej and Kala- 
mazoo. There I laid by till 3:30 P. U., and 
reached oar iitation (Bhx^miogdaJe) afVr five: 
but did not get home till next evfiuiog, becauu* 
no team* were paaaing on account of anow 
atorm and depth of snow. The thermomeUifr 
haa not been lower than 6^ below zero at any 
time. I found the feeble ood ncV convalescent. 
My companion in now willing to go with me 
to any place, but never to be left back any 
more. ThuM you aee I am re-inforced, and 
those that desire myservicA" can bavetherain a 
double form — but not otherwine She thinkx 
eihe ban l>eoti divorced oftro ennugh and ouglit 
to be entitled to enjuy the love and kiudoeati oi\ 
the loved oni-ri abroad aa well an we pre^hent: 
perhapH Hhu is right, and if it ^vuuld be 
Ifft lo a vote among the preacber'a wiven. a 
large majority might )>e the result. 

We now denign to leave home for South 
Bend, and if my countrymen find me a houae 
to apenk in and a congregation to apeak to, we 
nhali likely remain thre<! or four wwkx. Then 
I tthall be at thn aervice of Brethren at any 
placo desired, but 1 don*t think it Ijeat to ttliift 
too often. 

.Some Ilrclhren may say: "Why don't you 
«lay in your own State; ia tliere not work 
enougli?" Yes, my Brethren, there is more 
than I can do. I have pbinb'd the seed by the 
blearing of fJod, others are now watering, and 
I am now hiboring to euIiHt others into the 
field. Xot any good brother in qualified to 
labor aucceKHfuUy in the ^11^aion Held. 1 met 
with a number in Northern lllinoia lately, lliiil 
could do a great deal of good liure, but there 
lire very few Htiuiding idle. Tlu^y (iro like the 



builders of the Temph- in Cyrus's time. Thei 
have a great work to do for the Lord. They 
cannot come down here. 

Time iiud Iiuiguiige would fail me lo exjfi'eva 
my gratitude for the niiiijy tokens of kindnehs 



and love sliowii me. Be 
enjoyment wepmed to b? 



it sutliclent lo say our 
iitiial. Not leaving 



ahall all aien know that ye are my diseipleH, if 
ye have love one to another." " By this we 
know tlnit we have jijissed from deiiHi unto life, 
bocau'*e we love the brethren." 

"So let our lives and lips expresn, 
Tho holy gOBpel wo profess." 

As tiie old year departed we had to think o( 
the ninny changes that took place in its eour.ti>, 
Beloved side companion», lovely cliildren, and 
foiul j>arentii were called to try tho stern reali- 
ties of eternity. Aching voids were niiule in 
many hearts, which the world can never fill. 
On the other hand we thought of the bliss of 
those who lived and died in the Lord. .\nd of 
those blessed lambs, who 

"Before their heart had learned, 
In waywarduesM to stray; 
Before their feet Inid even turned 
The Jark and downward may; 

"Ere siu had sear'd the breaat 

Or sorrow woke the tear; 
Roae to their throne of changleaa rcat, 
In yon celestial sphere." 

I cannot conclude thene echoes without 
preyaing my approbation and satisfaction of 
the Batiafactory manner in which the Khkthukn 
AT WouK is conducted. We were particularly 
plea-ed with your^edilorial obiervatiuns on our 
institutions of learning, plainneas of attire and 
noncomformily in general, etc. Your conclu- 
sions were the natural results of investigated 
truth. God bless you in your efforts to pro- 
mulgate primitive chriationity. 

A great many brethren of the Valley think 
it best to keep our schools and periodicals aepo- 
rate. To let each stand on itd merits or foU on 
its demerits. 

Jxo. CALvia Bbiuut. 
2ieu L$battori, 0. 



out 'Wen the little ones, whose- conntenoiici-sj 
beamed with joy und eyes sparkled with pleiis- 
uri'. Long shall I remember tho blessed sight 
before me in the different congregations, of 
those bright, angelic countenancea of purity 
and innowuce— a heaven on earth. If we only 
would Ijecome as little childn^n, knowing noth- 
ing but to do our Kather'a will, as given ua by 
the dear Saviour. 



There area few yet omoug tho Uretliren wlio 
cannot fully see the propriety of bringing the 
childron tog<?ther on the Lord's day to teach 
them by word of mouth, and from tho Book. 
Why. dear Brethren, could you select a holier 
flpot on the face of this globe than the house of 
tho Lord? Could you bring them into belter 
company than your brethren and sisters nnd 
their cliildren? Could you give theiu better 
eniploymont than to sing, road and pray? 
Would you like to seo a handsomer f-ight tlmu 
to seo fifty or a hundred little children, and 
that mmiy of your grown up sons and daugh- 
tiTs, with their iiilluTB and their mothers, bow- 
ed down ni>iin the footstool of Jehovah, the 
King? Where would tlnit unbeliever, that 
sceptic, that d-'fanier, that mocker, who comes 
into your congregation, I aay, where would he 
hide his fare? 

1 will close by aaying, bf of good clteer all 
yo that work in the Vineyard of the Lord. 

F. V. La'HK. 
Jilovmini/tialr, Midi,, Jan. 17, 1679. 

From WooBter Church, Ohio. 

AT present, for tho t^atisfactiou of the broth- 
erhood in general and more especially to 
thow who formerly resided in thw church, and 
were ac(iuaint<Hi with the difticulties existing 
here, I can truly say that thediirk cloud which 
had been hanging over us for sometime hasdis- 
appeared, and the d.ty dawn has again appeared 
to us, aud we foel thut the good Lord has bless- 
ed us. 

Our aeries of meetings began at thoFountain 
Uill meeting-house, on the Sth of January, and 
continued until the 13th. Brother Silaa Hoov- 
er, of Somerset, Pa, was with ua and labored 
earnestly for the salvation of soufc. I am sorry 
to say there wero no addition* to the church at 
Ihi.-* place, although there was a good interest 
manifested in attendance, aud iu giving utteu- 
lion to the word preached. W« hope the seed 
town may be a^ bread cast upon the waters, ! 
which can he gathered many day« hence. I 

From hers the meetings wero moved to Faro- | 



dice meeting-hoose on the evening of the Hth, 
where brother Hoover, accompanied by others, 
labored earnestly iu the cause of Christ, point- 
ing sinners to the Lamb of (lod, and warning 
them to flee from the wrath to come. Here 
we were made to rejoice in seeing eight precious 
AoutsJ who were in the prime of life, come out 
from the ranks of Satan, renounce sin and all 
the pleasures thereof, and enlist under the 
blood-stained baoner of King Emanuel, to go 
forth as soldier* of the cross, to fight the bat- 
tle of the Lord. Our meetings closed on the 
evening of the 19th. Brother Hoover bade m 
farewell, and it caused some degree of sorrow 
to think that we had to part, and that be could 
remain with us no longer. He bad to leave 
for another fi^ld of labor. la&AC iJTREL. 

From Gilboa, Ohio. 

1 CLOSED a meeting at this place last 
evening with a^ much interest as I ever 
saw at any meeting. Three were received by 
bapti>'in and one restored to fellowship, and 
f)uite a number of applicants which will be 
baptized in due time. May the Lord bless 
them all; and hope through their influence 
many more will come. 

The brethren and sisters were all well, 
exej-pting two brethren who are on their death- 
beds with consumption. What a great pleas- 
ure it wiLS to be at their bed-sides and hear 
them talk of tlieir heavenly homes. Brother 
Welch was raised l)y Catholic parents; his 
mother came lo his bed to weep for him because 
ot his Protestant profession. He gently re- 
jdled to his mother: "Do not weep for me, but 
for yourself; my joy is complete and I am will- 
ing nnd ready to go to sleep in the arms of 
Je'iii", knowiufr that I am saved through 
obedience to him." Oh! blessed hope! Broth- 
er Conine is aho perfectly happy and said: "I 
am willing lo (-uU'er stitl more; it is all pleas- 
ant with me. Only one thing troubles me, and 
that is my dear children." But he hopes that 
ere Umg they will all come to Christ — that the 
family may all meet iu heaven. Dear children, 
think of a father's prayers and tears for you. 

I arrived at Carey, and there found Brethren 
Levi H, Dickey and S. T. Bosserman at work; 
good interest up, and one baptized to-day. 
More at the close of the meeting. _ 

Jessb Calveht. 
Jdti, 21, 1^9. 



sinners are left without eicuse. 
Lave I)een so far as follows; "'The * n 
John 15 : 6. The essentiality of ^\. ^ 
"Come, now, and let us reason togethe-w'"' 
The Christian race. 1 Cor. 9 : 24. Xyj ' *f^-; 
mersion, and "Remember." aa fouDd in*?'** 
16 : 25. Bro, Lagenbeel, from Ha, jf "^ 
was also with us and preached some ex^^ 
and timely sermons. He also gayg * 
preaching to the York county Brethr***''" 
hope to give you a report of additions ' 



Jan. 21, 0^9. 






lent 



From Chicago, 111. 

IT seems to me very strange indeed th 
there is no Brethren Church in thi ■ 
Some time ago I read in the Brbthrrs^"^' 
Work that there are about twenty Bretb *' 
living in Chicago. There is a need for a p^'^" 
live christian Church htfre: this ia a lare«f! i 
Let it not be overlooked as it has beenforrn i 
A Free Baptist would be glad to co-operate ^ 
get others to do the same. I do not belon 
any religions society now; have longed to 
the Brethren come here and proclaim the ^ 
pel. Such of the Brethren thut have not "* 
in view, but the glory of God and i 
world, need to gather in prayer to the Loi^'f 
the harvest to send forth laborers. I know it, 
Lord will hear and grant the request of i\, * 
who will thus pray him. "^ 

D.VNIEI. HoTTHfOBR 
H20 rinoop St., Chkafjo. III. 



■tself 
dying 



From Ervin, Howard Co., Indiana. 



'^IMTE iteneral health is good , and union and 
1 hrtiinony prevail among us. I notice in 
our paper tliat a very singular circumstance 
occurred last week in Fountain county, this 
Slate. I copy it off for the Bhethhen at 
WoKK, that others may see how mysterious are 
the ways of Providence, and how necessary it 
ia to be ready when the messenger of death 
conip-i. 

Mr. Lconidas Grover who resides in the vicin- 
ity of Newtown, lives on his farm with a mar- 
ried diinghter aud her husband. On the even- 
ing referred to, the married couple had been 
absent on a vitiit to come neighbors, and upon 
n-turning at a lale hour, entered the house, 
finding everything in usual order, and suppos- 
ing that Mr. GroTer had already retired, went 
to bed themselves. Next morning the daugh- 
ter arose, and prepared breakfast, went to the 
udjoiuiug room to call lier father, and was 
horrified to find him lying upon his shattered 
bed a mutilated corpse. Her screams brought 
her husband quickly to the bedroom, and an 
inspection disclosed a ragged opening in the 
roof, directly over the breast of the unfortu- 
nate man. which was torn through a.s if by a 
cannon shot, and extending downward through 
the bedding aud floor; other holes showed the 
direction taken by the deadly missile. Subse- 
quent st^arch reveahd the fact that the awful 
calamity was caused by the fall of a meteoric 
stone, and the stone itself, pyramidal in shaiw, 
and weighing twenty pounds and a few ounces 
avoirdupoLi, and stained with blood, was un- 
earthed from a depth of nearly five feet, thus 
showing the fearful impetus with which it 
struck the dwelline. 

The position of the corpse, with other sur- 
roundings, when found, showed that the victim 
was asleep when stricken, and that death to 
him was painless. Hibl Hamilton. 



From J. W. Southwood. 

BROTHKRK. H.M.llercame to onr place 
of meeting viz , Dora, Indiana, on the 
4th of January, 1879, and remained with us 
one week: preaching in all thirteen sermons 
and, as is usual with him. the preaching w« 
mostly doctrinal, and delivered with power and 
plainness, so that many were made to feel the 
weight of Gospel truth, and some to acknoB]. 
edge its saving power. 

He then went from here to Lancaster, which 
is aoont twelve or fourteen miles east of this 
place. At that point it was my happy lot, 
to hear him four times. 

May the Lord bless him and hia labors wher- 
ever he goes. 

Monument City, Ind. 



HAVING concluded to move from my pres- 
ent location (in ca.se I can suit myself) in 
the coming Spring, and having received a num- 
ber of solicitations to move into other localities 
or congregations, I herewith desire to say, that 
if there are any who may desire my as3i.stauM, 
to corre3[)ond with me immediately. Would 
likewise reque.st correspondence with others 
who have not as yet extended any invitation or 
proposition, as I have a desire to locale ptrina- 
nently. My reasons for the contemplated 
change, are ou account of inconveniences, and 
having no permanent occupation outside of 
the ministry. If you wish to write, do so at 
once. For further information address. 

J. W. Wilt. 
Sarnh, Blair Co., Pa. 



From John Boldin. 

, Indian:!, 



From Carleton, Neb. 

nUOTHKK J. U. Fillmore, from Iowa, i.. 
L) now liolding a series of meetings amoug 



^rHESpricgfield church, Indian:!, is still in 
1 love, aud among the living, standing iu 
harmony with the dillereut churches aurrounii- 
ing it, trying to serve God and our fellow man. 
Our watchmen are at the gates, but have not 
of late, heard a single solemn knock. It seems 
the people are slow to comprehend the truth 
and interpretation thereof. With an eye of 
faith we look to God for a refreshing shower of 
grace. May the Lord hless the missionary 
cause beyond the vast Atlantic. Greetings to 
the Brethren who dwell there. Hope to vife\ 
you by and by bej ond the river of Jordan. 



From Croton, New Jersey. 



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mK are 

I f now. 



No iidditious as yet, but we believe there 
arc several who are "counting the cost " and 
are "almost persuaded." Bro. F. holds forth 
the word in ita purity, and in such a way that 



Brethren: — 

having Teiy cold weather here 
This morning the thermometer 
stood 10" below zero. 

The Brethren have resolved to call theirnew 
church the "Bethel." 

I see in N«. 1, of the present volume of thf 
BiiETHREN AT WoRK you make me say that 
the hymn used at the opening of the dedica- 
tion servics was the 32nd. which is a mistake. 
The first line of the 32nd hymn i»: "^o^ 
moves in a niyhterioua way. His wouderi to 
perform;" while the one that was used com- 
mences: "0, bow thine ear, eternal One;" 
being the 325th. Fraternally, 

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Vol. IV. 



Lanark, 111., February 13, 1879. 



No. 7. 



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THE CONTENTS VOL.- 4, NO. 7. 



ItlAI- ARTICL 



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PBlTOIt: 

Man V Converts 

(iood Advice 

Il;iy'3 Sensation.— -I. II- Jln'i' 

Il'isiiifss 

AVti!itSnu>kiiig floes for boys 

Cliililit^ii »t Meeting.— .). II. Mdorr 

Tlie Dili Onlei-.— M. M. Esliplmjin.— 

Iteport of Tracts an<l I'amiihlcls (listiihtilvil 
fiOf.— M. M. Kslielmaii . . 

I,ostliisSc"non.— J. II. Mo.i 
COKTIill'l'l"'^'' AitTKXiw: 

The A'ltliorityandllonoi'ofoiir Savioi'-; Priest 
liooil.— W- Horoiigli 

Btirying tli<! Dead.— Daniel IJiiglit , 

Ilie Literiil Intcn"'Pl.iition of tl'O Holy Scripl- 
uri'S.— A U-x W. Heese 

Jiuiiis niHl the Communion.— M. Forney 

Likeness and Xma^e.— David L. Williams 

Qiicstioiis Answi^red. — Mattiu A. I.par 

^iciiil Mcoting.— II. K. Dale 

ElIkh'S from the Center.— .S. T. It.xsserman. . .. 

Oui'(ii»l.— S. J. Harrison 

True Enjoyment. — Vma EUer 

cbBREsroNDEKcir: " ■**■ ^^ -- - - 

From Winiield, Kansas.— John Easton 

Fiom Westi'ni Illinois.— II. W. Strickler 

From Siili-m, Oregon.— Samuel Forney 

From Old Ilrothcr Price 

From New Knteri)riso, Pn.— Michael Keller. . . 

From Uyonson Station, I*a.— Henry Wise 

Xotice.— H. E. Koons .- 

Diiuish Mission Report.— C. P. Rowland 

From Denmark.— Kskildseu 

From Jesse Calvert 

From C. Hope 

ACaid.- E. I'mbaugli 

Twollurials in one day.— ^^. c. i;. nn. 

From II. C. Lneas 



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ECHOES FROM THE CENTER. 

The Pruning Knife— A Wanderer Returned— 
A Pleasant Visit— Sunday's Labor— A Snffer- 
Infr Sister, 

THE Gns[»el is the only pruner that works 
etlectual. And (he person who handles it 
should not forget tlmt his life i.s to he govern- 
ed by it, and that it also will be his judge at 
the liniil day. Then brother, judge not harsh- 
ly nor decide prematurely, 

To-day we met iu churth council, as is our 
custom once per ciuttrti'V. and labored in the 
vineyard of our divine Master. Considerable 
tofltter was brought befor*^ that body which was 
adjusted and finally disposed of as we believe iu 
thefoii- of the Lord. Christ is the Vine, we are 
the branches. The Vine needs no trimmin 
fiut the branches do. Christ is perfect, and all 
true branches have life and by abiding in the 
Vine, they have lite more abundantly. No vine- 
dresser will detach a branch from the vine un- 
less it is a decaying or fruitless branch, or not 
growing out at the proper place. Hence he 
''list he keen of perception and good judt-nient; 
""ust study the nature of the vine and the best 
"nethods of rendering it productive. And in 
order to do the vine no injun,-, he niu^ aciiuaint 
("ttiBaf with the pruning knife, and how to use 
't with accuracy. So it is with the body of believ- 
ers when adjusting church business. They 



must baacfjurtiuted with the pruner, (the (ios- 
pel), study how to enrieh the hrauch. not apply 
tlie knife (judgment) too soon, so that the vine 
sustains no injury. He must also be of keen 
perception, good, sound judgment, to knew 
wiipn to dotach the worthless branches, so that 
the vine (the body of Christ) sustains no injury 
by being cumbered too long with unfruitful or 
disobedient branches. Do j on envy tlie posi- 
tion of those who have to decide — the body 
or comniittee.s? Ah, no; I trow not. It is a 
very i-espousihle pnsition, one for which we 
must account for in eternity. Then let us pray 
for one another that all may be done to the 
honor aud glory of God, and for the welfare ol 
souls. 

During our meetings a wanderer returned to 
the fold again, and sought safety in the cU^ft of 
the Hock. Christ J<sus. Tlierc was rejoicing 
anuing.the saints, aud feelings of triumph over 
the works of the devil He may be able to en- 
snare and decoy the I:^inl>s fioni the Iloolt, but. 
bless the name of the Hcly Etcrn^il, he cannot 
hold them, and when they return repentant, 
wiU and.fUH be received despite all his pretense 
of power. 

Again, we made a flying visit of a few days 
among tlie brethi»|i to aiwist in a series of nieet'- 
ings. (>u the 19th iust., was escorted to the 
place of meeting, near Vanlue, Ohio, and 
found the brethren already at vvork a few days, 
and a good degree of interest worked up. lie- 
mainid until the 23rd. Two confessed ChrisI 
and were baptized while there. We were joiu' 
ed by our dear brother J. Calvert, who contin 
.(iedth%'*(i<wtjnfi,until the25tji, and we IgBrn 
since that they repaired to the watei>ide again, 
and others were made happy in a Savior's love. 
Oh, the joy that sinners experience when once 
relieved of guilt, aud regrets expres-sed for not 
coming sooner. One dear brother that was bap- 
tized, at the close of our meetings, desired to 
make a few remarks, and with tearful eyes said, 
" If I would have started out in this good cause 
twenty years ago, my children might all beglo- 
rifying God. I have raised a family of eleven 
children, and only one is taking up the cross 
with me." Oh, what a solemn statement! Fath- 
ers and mothers yet out of Christ, will you not 
come and enter the fold that you may be the 
means of getting your children to glorify God 
and he prepared to meet eacb other in heaven r' 
I see more and more propriety of evangelizing 
the world. Brethren ot the Cross, arise! gird 
upon youi-selves the whole armor of God arul 
go forth in the power of his might, and tell the 
good news of a saving Gospel to a sin-ruined 
world, that many more may be made free of sin 
and travel with us on the highway to heaven. 
Let tlie church arise aud shake off her dull sloth, 
unearth her coffers and establisih an evangeliz- 
ing fund, open np the Law of Go 1, use every Bi- 
ble means to save sinners, th<it the whole world 
may know Christ and he eaved. All may he 
saved, " for there is no difference between tlie 
Jew and the Greek; for the same Lord over hII 
is rich unto all that call upon. For whosoevtr 
shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be 
saved. How then shall they call on him in 
whom they have not believed? and how shall 
they believe iu him of whom they have not 
heard? and how shall they hear without 
preacher? and how shall they preach, except 
they bp sent?" Horn. 10: 13-15. 

Then is not the church responsible? Oh 
may she arise in all her beauty, love and power 
aud go forth in the beauty of holiness and bring 
forth the life-giving food which will be to the 
saving health of the nations of the earth. 

Today we met at Plea.sant Uidge church for 
divine service, aud were pleased to see bo many 
gathered together in the courts of our God. 
And from ti.e expression of the counbenances 
in the audience, th.-y thought, "beautiful for 
situation, the joy uf the whole earth, is Mount 
Zion." Tiien we, with the Psalmist, " tiiought 
of thy loving kindness. God iu the inid.it of 



thy t^'uiplf," for his mercy towanls us in per- 
mitting us again to meet. The service.s were 
introduc*'d in the usual nnmner. The »peakrr 
then arose and off* red the following motto for 
discourse: " Tlierefore thus saith the Lord God, 
Behold I lay in Zion for a foundation u stone, a 
tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foun- 
dation; he that believeth shall not make haste." 
Isa. 28: 16, aud deliberated upon the following 
deductions: 

1. The Foundation which Hod has hud for 
the support of his church. 

2. The character of Christ as a Foundation, 
a Stone. 

3. The character and safety of believera. 
Christ is the Sure Foundation, the Eternal 

Ilock, and all who build upon thiit Rock will 
stand the lest at th<' final day. Believers in 
Christ sliall he sei-ure and when the storm.s 
eonw they find repose and safety in the Rock of 
their Salvation. They will be composed in the 
hour of iheir dissolniion. and can sing, " Come 
welcome death, thou end of fears I am prepar- 
ed to go." Sinnei-awill make haste in the final 
day, and will run to and fro, crying unto the 
rocks and mountains to fall upon them and hide 
them from the face of hiin that sitteth upon 
the throne. 

To-day by sppcial request I again visited the 
house of atUictiou. Our dear sister King who 
ha*i long been suH'crJn^'. desired to have a season 
of devotional exercises and in complumco to lu-r 
request I visited their humble abode. The drar 
youngsister has strong consolation in Chriitt, 
and impatiently waiting the bidding of the Mivs- 
ter. Wt read the 5th. cha pter, pf jypc^ Cor., 
;»nd endeavored to speak some woM<( otcouBola- 
tion to her, aud to those whom she holds dear 
to her heart. Though, to sing upon such oc- 
casions is mort painful than pleasant, yet as it 
ivas her desire, we tried to sing a song of praise, 
selecting the 411th hymn. 

"0 there's a better world on high; 
Hope on, thou pious breast, etc. 
Then went to prayer with that dear family in 
behalf of our sutlering si.'fter. Yes. mother, 
God M'ill hear prayer and soon he will bid thy 
dear daughter to come up higher, and then she 
can exchange a world of sorrow and pain for 
one of love, pleasure and happiness. 

May God ble.ss us all, tmd conduct us all safi 
ly to that land where we can enter that house 
not mate with haiuls eternally in the heaveuii. 
S. T. BossBauAN. 



fe.'l." "I helJL-ve" so and so, and th-n becomes 
angry it those who hear his opinlouH do not 
concede to them. 

Reader, what is jour god'C Is it Opiuion? 
Do you object to things Iiecause they are con- 
trary to your oitinion or because you know they 
are not the truth? Do you advocaU- thtug* 
because they ai-e truths, whith .vouch prove, 
or because they are your opillion^:'■ I'rjictical- 
ly with many ifpimun in God. A nuui am loose 
his reputation sooner in no way than to oppose 
peoph' on opinions, U is evident many of our 
ministeiTs are serving the god ot Opinion. They 
can pri tub with tiemendous zi-al and power 
against sonu- evils which exist in "other denom- 
inations" bfcausf it is popular to do so, but to 
corrrut errors into which some ot their breth- 
ren ha vd fallen, is too much IWr them to do. 
They would lose their re[>utation il they did 
that! So, we tee more attention is paid to opin 
ion than truth. 

God spei'd the day when all our ministers 
shall hn-ak the uiiadulli'ratcd Ba'ad of Life r^ 
gardles.>i of o[)iriioii-<. Opinion is a tarce and 
they who trust in it will liinl it out nOniftime, 
even if it be not before they woep and gnash 
their teeth in outer darknei^s. 



WILLIE. 

Willif, tliunaitgnrirlo Uml. 

Von fell benealh the chast'ing rod, 

So young, too fair on earth to stay, 

-So (.Jod has taken you away. 

Dear Willie, loved so well while here. 

Your death caused many a bitter tear, 

Your life was very t rief on earth ; 

V'jur voice is hushed from joy and luirth. 

But you have joiUfd the angel throng; 
Yon wen* too |mic to ilo one wrong— 
Von'vi' juijied tlial bright angelic hand, 
Cherubic legions lill that band. 

Ve.s. Willie, you are happy there, 
Vou'U always be an angel fair, 
You beckon your dear parents, "come, 
To meetme in tliat belter home." 

Dear parents, mourn mt Cor your child, 
Just look and sue liiose youth so wild. 
They'erstaggciing home along the street. 
Their loving parents there to me«-t. 

Willie will never share their falf ; 
He's living in that high estate, 
Where only angels over dwell, 
Dear Willie, now a long farewell. 

Sflected by SVIUK K. liKitKl.i:v. 

OUR GOD 



BV .-. J. HAKItlSON. 



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wor-Oiip. Our God is he whom we obey 
love and honor. The most popular god at this 
time i» Opinion. A man says, "! think." "I 



TRUE ENJOYMENT. 

IIY VINA KLLRH. 

WORLDLY joys and pieoHures an- extended 
unto all who denire them, but the joys 
aud pU'asnn-s whith the world can atVurd ns,are 
of short duration. They nre momentary: or, 
iiko the kuu in the Weat, th<-y .u-' sonn yone. 

Tef: how wmv .,i s r .. ,1 a,-- 

ure, instead ol'pr.-iMriH- ,,t in 

the world to come, How ruaTiy ..i ,,iir vuiing 
friendu do we see giving the service' of tln-ir best 
days, to the enemy who in only seeking to d(^■ 
.ttroy their never dying souls. 

The wise man Solomon said, " Remember 
thy Creator in the day» of thy youth, while the 
evil days come not, nor the yearn draw nigh 
when thou shitlt say, 1 have no pleiuure in 
them." Would it not then be wisdom in us all 
to try and prepare for heaven? For the thmga 
of this world are tnmi-itory and will all piws 
away. 

But the happiness which the pilgrim expe- 
riences, and the joys which animate his heart, 
are of a durable nature, and will reach beyond 
the glooniv grave. Then cheer thee up, weary 
pilgrim thou shaltbc well repaid for thy few days 
of toiling here — heaven shall be thy reward 
and thy everlasting home. There, among the 
joyful exclamatious and unceasing halleujahsof 
an innumerable company of angelic beings, 
shalt thou enjoy thysidf in that peaceful home 
above. 

FOUND OUT. 

N the top of a hill was an orchard, and on 
one of the trees was a boy slealingapples; 
another boy was at the bottoiu of the tree, on 
the watch to see that nobody found them out. 

Nobody was near that they could see; hut 
that did not prove that no one j-aw them; for, 
seven miles off. Professor Mitchell, the astron- 
omer, was examining the setting sun with bis 
great telescope, and the hill happened to come 
within its range, the actions of the boys, the 
very tell-tale look on their faces, attracted his 
notice. He saw what they were up to. He 
found them out. There was no escaping the 
great eye of his telescope looking full upon 
them. They little thought of such a thing. 

But there was another eye upon them, a 
greater eye and a sharper eye, and the eye fol- 
lowed them. It was God's eye, and his eye is 
on US. It sees near, it sees afar off. It sees iu 
the day. it sees in the night. It se*? out of 
doors, it sees in doors. It sees our actions, it 
sees our hearts. It sees us too by name, l*ro- 
fessor Mitchell did not know the boys. God 
knows.— A'W. 



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Februc 



GOD. 

OTHOU Ettfi^^ii*?! whose prp9«BM briglit 
AIUp*'i*'*<'^'i ^*""1*>- ^" motion B'l id.-: 
Uncliatiji^JthiOuvIitiiii""" ttlMfTftitiiig bliglit. 
Thoa onl> <J Hi! Tlicw w no Go"i beside. 
Ji'ing «("»<' all Iwing-: Miehiy On*-! 
Vhomnom*cftiicomprr>l,.'iii,arid none explore 
VhotillM .'xlsf.'n-- with tliynelf alonp; 
Smbnicing nil. Hupiiortinj? all. ruling o'ei— 
U«ng whom we call (iod— and know no mor-. 

A million torche«, lichtz-d by thy Imnd. 
Wander unwearied through the blue aby»w; 
Tlu'V own tliy power, BC(;«mi»liNh thy command 
All gtiy with hfe. all ehwiuent with blittH; 
Whnt ahull we eall th-m ? Pile- of crynUl light ? 
A glorioiH comjmny of golden fttreamH? 
Lampnof ci-IeHtial ether, burning bright}' 
Sun« lighting t«y»temH with their joyouH beftniM? 
But thou to theHe wrt iw the noon t« night. 

Yes, OS n dro;) of wafer in Ihe Ben, 
All this ningnifit-ence in lint in thee: — 
Whrttare ten thousand wurldncoraprirfd to thee'f 
And what imi I, then? Ilcnven'ii unnomberM 

ho^t, 
Though multij.li-d by myriadH. nnd nrrny'd 
In all the gl'Ty of Hubtiment thought 
Ih but an iitom in the bitlanw weigh'd 
Agninut thy greatnewi. it ti cipher br.jiight 
AgainHt iniinity! What am I then? Niuightf 
NiiughtP—HiitMio elllucnce of thy light divine. 
IVrViiding worldt, liiitli reiicli'd niy-boxom too; 
YeH, in my spirit duth thy Spirit "bine, 
Ah nliineti the nun-beam in n drop of dew, 
Nauglit?— But I live, and on hoi>e'» jiinionH lly 
Eager towiirdH thy preHctice; (or in tln-e 
I live, and l.realhe, and dwell; aHpiring high, 
Kven to the throne of thy Divinity. 
I am, Ood, andnurely thou niunt bel 

Thou art! directing, guiding, all. Thou Jirt! 
Direct my inider»taiidiug then to tlu'e; 
(Joiitr.'l my spirit, guide my wandering heiirl; 
Thougli but, an atom 'iiiidnt immen»ity. 
Still I am Moniething fa-hioiied by thy bund! 
1 hold a middle rank 'twixt heaven und eartli, 
Oil the but verge of being Htand, 
Clo«e to the reiilm where iingelH Iiiivi- tlieir birth, 
Just oil the boundary of the Hpirit land! 

Selected by Mattik A. Lkak. 



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THE AUTHORITY AND HONOR OF 
OUR SAVIORS PKIKSTHOOD. 

IIY IV. ItOIIOUHU. 

'■Cliritl glonli"d not himwelf to bu liiiide a 
high priertl; but he that Hiiid unto him, Thou art 
my Sdii, to-day liiive I ln-g'itten thee." ilel). 
5: Ti 

IN tilt' l.nnl mill Su\ inr .It-mis ChriHt, 
WL' liavr (in High rriest wIidih pn-- 
ferrcd iibove llu- imgt'lH, l)oth in j)fryon 
and in ttilicc In pcrHon Im is owned of 
(loil lui'l iicknowledgeil to In- bin Son, 
miidc ctjual with (i«><l. This luw ntn-tT 
been stiid of any of tin.! nngtds, nuicli 
le8>t of tlie I'liiil L't'ejitmcs of liiiinjinity; 
the pricHtliood of Anton not cvt-cpted, 
ultliough their ollVringH wi'W nuee])tiih)e 
with (iod v\iien properly made. When 
our great lligli I'i'iest was l»a[)tizi'd of 
John in Jordan, " coming up out of the 
water, he saw the heavens opened, and 
the Sjiirit like a dove descending upon 
him, anil tbei'e came a voice from heaven, 
Haying, Tliis is my hMoved Son in wlioni 
lam well pleased." Mark 1:1(1,11. 
Such lionor never was conferred upon 
any being, or creature, except the Savior; 
but this is not all; in addition to the 
personal honors, lie also received oflicial 
honors. God by an oath made liim an 
High Priest forever after the order ot 
Melchiaedec, and also anointed him King, 
and gave him a kingdom and scepter of 
righteousness by which to g^overu his 
people; set him upon themajestic tin-one: 
gave him.self all power in heaven and 
inearth; enwrapt him with grandeur 
Ihat outsliines tiie sun. which forever 
guards him and foitiiie-s him against the 
approach of his enemies. Of his pow- 
trr, he spoke to the eleven in the moun- 
tain, saying, " All po«er Ib given unto 
me in heaven and in earth." He givejs 
us an illustration of his magnificent glo 
rv, splerdor and luightness in the eon 
vei'bion of Saul of Tarsus. 



Saul of TarsuH was at that tinnf an 
enemy of Christ, he wai in pursuit *»f 
the follotvers of Chri'tt. equipped wiih 
all the jiower that th«* Iloman govern 
meut could biwtow upf»n him a«an officer. 
woH made chief in thin work. Then we 
have the chief of sinners eoming in «ju- 
taet with the Chief of righteousness,— 
our great High Priest and King, and 
what is the resulti The chief of sinners 
is melted into subniiswiou by the brill- 
iant splendor of the Sun of Righteoun 
ness as a snowflake melt>* under the 
bright rays of a noonday sun. 

Then, my dear reader, if you are not 
at peace with the Sun of KighU'oiiHness, 
if you are yet in open rebellion agaiuf-i 
him, how can you hope to meet him 
without a preparation f "The Lord 
lliy (iod is a consuming fire." I)eut. 4: 
24; Hell. ]■*: 20. In consequence of the 
ightness Iff his glory, lo tlie unpre- 
I, luraven itself would be a place of 
excruciating torment. 'J'hen it liecomes 
important that we be at peace with the 
Lord our King and Priest, for we mimt 
all meet hiiM in his splendor to ren«ler 
an account to him for our dee<ls. We 
fear that there will be many that will 
not be able to withstand the brilliant 
glory of him thatsitteth n|)on the throne, 
but will call for rocks and motmtains to 
hide them from the brightness of his 
splendor; for our Lord is a consuming 
lire. Hut not so with those who are 
prepared to meet him in jieace; for they 
shall be like him. To them, heaven 
will be a ha|ipy j)lace; no niglit there; 
for " the Lamb is the light thereof." 
Itev. 'il : 2.'i. No waiting for a revolu- 
tion to receive liglit from another plan- 
et, or planets which can only give us 
light a portion of the time at best, but 
is illuminated forever and ever by the 
honor and glory of our great High 
Priest. Such are iiis oflicial lionois. 
They are \\'orlli) of the acknowledge- 
ment of all humanity. The angels do 
aeknowlc-dge them. And there can be 
no reason given why we should not do 
the same, and with gladness obey his 
commandn\ents. Then let us put on 
the whole armor of faith, and fight man- 
fully the battles of the Lord, and ob- 
tain the great treasure laid up for us. 
■ .♦.-^— — 
BURYING THE DEAD. 
IIY IIANIKI, lIltmilT. 

" Buried witli him in baptism, wherein also, 
ye are risen with him, through the faith of the 
operation of Hod, who hath niihed him from 
the dead." Col. 2:I'i. 

iVerent nations, have va- 
in dealing with their dead. 
Some hasten them liack to their origin, 
" dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou 
return," by the quick proL-ess of <-rema- 
tinii. Others, like the ancient Egyptians, 
enbalm them in odors to keep them 
from decaying; and perchance avoid the 
soul's transmigration. Others, again 
bury them into the earth, where they 
slowly return to their mother dust, 
which also is the most reasonable way 
of dealing \vitli them. But people ant 
not buried while they yet Uve, neither 
an? they raiseil from the dead l>efore they 
had died and were buried. To l>uiy 
men while yet alive, is inhumau, and 
wei'e it done, it would be atrociously 
wicked; but to raise people from the 
dead, bo<lily before they had ilied is im- 
possible. ^'L•t, spiritually, I am afiaid, 
the former is fre(juenliy done, and the 
impossibility of the latter, attem|)teti 
to prove. That the "old man" of the 
believer in Christ, is *' buried with him 
in baptism," is a doctrine taught so un- 
mistakably plain in the New Testament, 
that, to attempt to disprove it, a man 



TITKN, of dif 
-^'^ riousways 



simply exposes his folly, his ignorance, 
or his total insiD»_*rity. But it i^ not the 
outward form that ac«>mpli«hes the 
\vork, liut that which is wrought within. 
PeKT tells us that " baptism doth 
save us," Hut not the outward washing, 
the immersing of the body, which he 
terms "the putting away of the filth of 
the fiej^h," but the inward workings of 
the Spirit of God; the "old man" being; 
Iiuried into Christ's death; the separat 
ingof the "body of sin" from the soul; 
and henre "the .answer of a good con- 
^ci.'nee t'>ward God," by or through 
" the re-jurrection of Jesu^ Christ from 
the dea.l." 

The "old man, the body of sin" is not 
buried into the baptismal waters, but 
into Christ's death. It is the believer's 
A/Jy that is immerseil, "buried" into 
the watery element in baptism, and typ- 
ifies that which takes place within: not 
that which took place, a m'^nth or a 
year before, but that which takes place 
jit one and the same time. The immers- 
ing, the burying of the body of the be- 
liever, typifies not only the burying of 
the " old man" into Christ's death," but 
at it is in baptism also raised out of its 
watery grave, it therein typifies the res 
urrection of tlie"new man," the rising 
with Christ through the faith in the 
Houl which grasps God in his resurrect 
ing power, with which he raised Jesus 
from the dead. 

Baptism is the grafting in of the be- 
liever, into Christ, a branch into the 
True Vine; the being planted " together 
11 the likeness of his death," in order 
that we may be also " in the likeness of 
his resurrection." But to be planted to- 
gether in the likeness of Christ's death, 
we see that it is necessary that the " old 
man" first dies,— Christ was first cruci 
tied, and then he was buried. But mark, 
he wa.-* not first risen from the dead and 
then buried. So likewise must our "old 
man" be first cucified before he is to be 
buried, but not risen with Christ. 
, But what is the "old man," and how 
is he crucified? The old man is our sin 
fill mature, the inherited sinful inclina- 
tions and evil propensities. It is equiv- 
alent to the body of sins," the members 
of wliich are "fornication, uncleanness, 
inordinate affections, evil concupiscence, 
and covetousness^ which is idolatry, an- 
ger, wrath, malice. l>lasphemy, and 
filthy communication," Col. 3: 5-8, and 
to crucify it, is to forever renounce them ; 
to cross the desires and appetites thereof 
by doing just the contrary to what they 
tempt us to do. 

To " be dead with Christ," is not to 
really have died; that our nrt^wm/ bodies 
are dead, but " to be dead indeed unto 
sin," and to be dead indeed unto sin, is 
not that shi itself is dead, but that we 
are dead unto sin; and to be dead unto 
sin, is to "have crucified the flesh, with 
tile passions (margin) and lusts," Gal 
5; 24, to have forever renounced sin, 
and in our hearts resolved never more 
to will unto sin. Hence our will, is the 
life of the " old man" or the "body of 
sins," and when we no more will unto 
sin, for Christ's sake, then are we in- 
deed dead unto sin. Not that sin is dead 
in us. For it moves yet in our mortal 
bodies, strive-s for the mastery, wars 
against the spirit, trying to get the sway 
and so to reign in us. But Paul tells 
ihe Uomau brethren u lio were "dead 
indeed unto sin, but alive unto God 
through Jesus Christ, our Lord:" " Let 
not sill therefore (because they were dead 
unto sin) reign in your mortal bodies, 
that ye should obey it in the lusts there- 
of." Uoin. 0: 11, 12. Hence he who 
has '• crucified the old man," for Christ's 



wh. 



^_^_ ^ a,; 

sake, whose "'ill unto sin is deatPT" 
a Gospel subject to be " burietj *"- ' 
Christ in baptism," in order that h ^ 
also ris- ■' witli him through the f^jt^" 
the operation of God. who raised V 
from the dead." He who divorce ' 
"buried with Christ in baptise i/*^ 
being baptized into his death, theW^ 
planted together in the likeness of ' 
death, the being also in the lik^r;, ' ' 
his resurrection, the rising of th. 
man to walk in newness of lif,. - " 
the administration of the rite of l "^ 
tism. the immersion of the body \' 
Imrying wf the believer into the \ 
tismal waters, and disconnectedly ^1 
it, without any Scriptural authoritp 
month, a year, or two years befo^, '" 
commits so great a crime as h^ 
breaks the command, " Thou shalt 
commit adultery," puts asunder tti 
which God has joined together, or as i 
who takes the spirit of the body^cou 
mits murder. 

The Gospel subject for l)aptism, tiui 
must be dead unto sin, before be Nh-' 
be buried with Christ in baptism \ ' 
he is not rerpiired to have risen wiii 
him. The thought of Christ heii, , 
buried after he was risen from the LJea-i 
Who evtr thought of bur^nug the siiin . 
after they have risen from the dea,| 
when the Lord hjis descended fn,i 
heaven with a shout, with the vui^e ,,| 
the archangel, and with the trump , ■ 
God t Thess. 4 : 1 (5. Who does uut .., 
the inconsitency of such a thought, y, 
the absurdity? And yet it isnom^r 
so, than the doctrine that those whu ai. 
risen with Christ, shall then be " buriei 
with him in i)aptisin." The truth i-, 
the old man is buried with Chiist, 
buried into Christ's death, in baptisn; 
never more to rise, but to mortality aui 
deca}'; and the new man risen wiii; 
Christ to walk in newness of life. "Oli, 
says one, " Cornelius w^as risen wii, 
Christ before he was buried in baptism 
I deny the assertion, and ask foritspruif 
He was no more buried with Christ,!ii, : 
risen with him when the Holy Spirit tV: 
on him, than was Saul the son of Kl^ii 
when he met the company of propbt-;- 
and the Spirit of God came upon liim, 
I Sam. 10; 10, and how couhl Saul have 
been buried in Christ's death anil m-' 
with him, seeing that Christ himself hi! 
not yet died and risen ? 

Receiving the Holy Spirit, is not li- 
ing in Christ. For that which rises i>i 
new creature, a new man, not the IIl-I 
Spirit, though the latter possesses \l 
new creature, the new man, and it is H" 
greater miracle for the new niau :. 
Cornelius to receive the Holy Spirit !'■ 
fore he was born, though conceived, th.^; 
it was for John the Baptist to be fiH^i 
with the Holy Ghost, and leap for '}"] 
before he was born. 

In the setting out of this article. I 
mentioned three ways that men il'''' 
with their dead, and now let us *••- 
whether it does not agree with thepra' 
tice ot the present-day Christian }'i ' 
lessors, in a spiritual point of view. '''' 
find many who do not bury their coi. 
verts, those who are seemingly dt-ail u''* 
to sin, at all, but pass them through 'l-' 
quick process of cremation— an-''"'"' 
bench, revival excitement and there ; 
consume, and reduce the old man, 
body of sins in them so complete! yi tj" 
for them to sin any more is siui}>ly '" 
possible. ( ?) Others enbalm them ^^-^ 
which fre([uently tabes six or eig' 
weeks before they deposit them m '■ 
tomb. This is done to keep them fr"|'| 
mortification and decay, and is ter ' 
in the Scripture, "making provision ' 
the flesh, to fulfill the lusts therei^i 



'rM.h: 13KKXtlKElSr J^T AVOKlv. 



3 



ith, thfie to 
to pass 



Xber« ftga'"- •"^^''^^S 8"ffi'--'^'!>f evi.J.-iice 

(^^.jieVftUat tLtir convifts Lave *.ru 

*? J the old man, are ilea<l iudeeil un- 

^^ lin an*-^ ^^** ^ "^"' '■'■**''^ "'■*"' ** "'^'^' 
*" o is conc**!^'*^^ in the hearts, they bury 

^" ^ ibeir oUl man, the "boily of sius," 

1,/l.flptism, iuto Christ's d 

rtltV and decay, and finally 
■ to ol'li^'iou; in order that they may 
hrouf'h the faith in the poweiful oper 
tion of tfod in raising; Christ from the 

aead, flls" ^'®*^ ^^''■'^ ^"^' '"^"'^ ^^'"^'^ ^" 
newness of lite; and by this rfsiuivctiou 
finally Lon<iuor death hell and the 
rftve, and obtain the t^owu of life with 
the inheritance, incorruptible, and that 
ffldeth not away, which is reserved for 
tbeui in heaven. 

-■HE LITERAL INTERPRETATION 
OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES. 

BY ALES W, llKEiE. 

" Hut he answered and aaid. it is writtf a llum 
shalt ii"t live by bread alone, but by every word 
tliat procetdeth out of tho mouth of God." 
llHtt. 4:4. 

TUK Scriptures of Divine truth com- 
prise a revelation of the will of 
God to the human race. This revela 
tion is addressied to moral, intelligent, 
fltc'Ji'i**'^^'^*' beiugs. It is the voice of 
the Creator, clothed in huiuau language, 
fldiivessing itself to the moral nature of 
uiau through the prescient faculties of 
mind. While the intimate connection 
between mind and matter is too subtile 
for the tinite conception of raau — this 
we do know that we are broui^ht iuto 
relation with exteru.il things, solely 
through the medium of the organs of 
;ial sense. Language is but the ex- 
of thought — the medium, which 



8p' 



presBion 

by common consent, and tho forco of 
imperious circumstance ia used as the 
vehicle of communication between man 
and his fellow- man. Worils are but the 
Bigus ot ideas, they have no intrinsic val 
ueorspecial meaning in themselves. They 
are arbitrary terms employed for the ex- 
pression of mental tbrms and forces, 
God, in communicating his will to man, 
employed the instrumentality of human 
language to convey the workings of the 
divine mind to the comprehension of 
human intellif^ence, for this is the only 
agency, short of miraculous interven- 
tion, by wliich he eoiiUl reach the human 
luiud. 

Inhis view of tho subject be correct, 
it then inevitably follows, as a logical 
sequence to the proposition, that we are 
to accept the literal interpretation of the 
Holy Scriptures as the rule of faith and 
practice. We are to accept what God 
says as being what he really means. 

Some mouths ago the writer fell, in- 
cidenlly into a conversation with a learn- 
ed divine of a popular denomination, in 
whieh he took occasion to compliment 
the Brethren, on their blameless life and 
amversation, on their devotion to the 
cause of Christ, and their veneration for- 
the Wordof God<(.* thei/ an/lerstood it — 
btroui^dy emphasising the latter clause. 

He then added, that he had just fin 
ished reading a book defending the doc 
trinesof the Brethren, which had bi'en 
loaned him by one of our pre.ichi-r.s. 
" Yes," said he, '' it is a very well writ 
ten book, andlogically convluf^ive, if you 
(ulniH the premises! "But," he contin- 
ued, "I by no means adiiiil hla premis 



" Wherein,"' 1 asjced, '"are the prem 
ises defective?'' " Well, there are insu 
perable difficulties iu the way of a liter 
(il interpretation of the Scriptures." Thi 
letter killetk, but the spirit maketh 
alive." Al thltj point iu the conversa 



ti*»n. we entered into a friendly discuss 
ion of the points iiivolvt*^i, in whieli h" 
emleavored to sustain bis position against 
.a literal interpretation of the Word, 
which continued for pt-rhaps an hour. 
As many points of interest weri* brought 
out, and some of the o\>jections introduc- 
ed being rather novel to my mind, I was 
led into some reflection" on the subject, 
which I emboilied iu a sermon sh<»rtly 
afterward, foimded on the language of 
the text at the opening of this sketch. 
As I dislike the frequent use of the per- 
sonal pronoun, the essence of the con- 
versation above alluded to, will be giv- 
en in the form of "objection," and " an- 
swer." 

1. Objection. The Brethren them- 
selves, with all the stress they lay upon 
the subject, do not UteraJJy "obey" the 
Divine Word. Example: We are com- 
manded to go into all the world and 
" preach the Gospel to every creature.'''' 
Now, a home is a creature — a mule is a 
creature, but you do not preach the Gns- 
pel to them, hence you fail to dt» as the 
Go8})el commands." 

Answer. The Gospel is addressed to 
God's moral, intelligent, accountable 
creatures — not to the '* beasts that per- 
ish." They are not subject to the mor- 
al government of God. They are not 
included in the list of inLelligeiit, think 
ing creation, hence are not embraced in 
ilie command. To preach to them would 
be a palpable absurdity, — and we can- 
not have so low an estimate of God, as 
his character is revealed to us in the 
light of his Word, as to suppose that 
he would impose an absurd obligation 
upon his creatures. The man, however 
sincere he might be in attempting to 
obey the //^fj-t/^ word, who would preacli 
to the horse and mule, would he consid- 
ered a fit subject for the lunatic asylum. 
Olijection. The proposition then in- 
volves the (piestiou of ahsurditij. "What 
is au absurdity? Is it defiinitely set- 
tled? Might not a thing which would 
appear absurd to one mind present a 
very reasonable aspect to another? How 
can we arrive at ajust conclusion as to 
tlie intimate essence of what an absurd- 
ity is? 

Answer. That there are degrees of 
absurdity, we cannot deny. That some 
minds have a keener perception of the 
ludicrous than others, is etpially true; 
but we arrive at all conclusions — we 
reach the truth by the general consent 
of mankind. Some things are a palpa- 
ble absurdity — by common consent they 
are accounted as absurd, because they 
strike the minds of the ma^s of mankind 
as absurd, therefore they are absurd. If 
I were to say, " the moon is made ol 
green cheese," this would constitute an 
absurdity by the universal verdict of in- 
tellit'ent men. So in regard to the man 
who should preach to the horse, the ass 
etc., the universal verdict would be "that 
man is a fool" — a greater one than the 
animal to whom he preaches. 

Objection. Christ says at the last sup- 
per, when ho took bread and blessed, 
then brake and distributed to his disci- 
ples, " this is my body, broken for you;" 
also of the cup, " this is my blood shed 
for you." Do you believe this to be lit 
erally true? Answer — we do not. This 
is figurative language. Ah, but says the 
objector, '* we hold you strictly to the 
proposition, Christ says, this is my body, 
this is my blood. You can't dodge olf 
into jS^urtfs! You mustatick to the text'' 
Answer- Very well. You would not 
insult the intelligence of mankind, and 
Ko do us the injustice to assert that we 
think there are no/v"'"^'' '" the Bit.ie. 
We know that the awred pages ai-e full 



of figures of speech, melapimrs, allego- 
ries, parables, similes, etc., etc., many of 
wheli cannot be interpreted literally, 
but our poMtioH, is, that where the Bi- 
ble teaches plain duty without the aid 
(if ligurative speech, it Is our plain duty 
so to interpret it, and simply to obey it. 
Any contrary statement puts us in a false 
position, and one that does no credit eith- 
er to our honesty or intelligence. We 
do not believe in the doctrine of tran- 
uVistautiation, aa taught by the Romish 
church, because it is neither supported 
by the Word of God, nor by common 
sense. It is a palpable absurdity in it 
self. Look at the circum-itance where 
Christ uttered these memorable words. 
Was the body of Christ literally broken 
at the time? Did he not sit at the table 
in his entire personality at the very mo- 
ment he gave utterance to this declara- 
tion? Was there a drop of his precious 
Idood shed upon the occasion when hi 
said, "this is my blood shed foi- you?" 
It is universally conceded that the ag 
of miracles ceased with the mortal lives 
of the apostles, and yet if this doctrine 
were true, how many millions of timvs 
has this miracle been enacted within the 
past eiL'hteen hundred years. Think of 
the vmnumbered millions of nominal 
Christians all over the world who have 
celebrated this ordinancH since the sad 
night of its institution by our adorable 
Redeemer himself. Would not Christ's 
body have been consumed centuries ago, 
unless miraculously renewetl? The doc- 
trine is absurd, unworthy of Christ, and 
hence we reject it as unworthy of us. 

OVtjectiou. You teach that })apti8m, 
the literal washing with water, is enen- 
tial to mlvatioTiy while the or<linance re 
ally teaches, by its spiritual signfication, 
the cleansing of our carnal natures by 
the Holy Spirit. 

Answer. We are jdainly command- 
ed to repent and be baptized for the re 
mission of sins. We Ijelieve that tlie 
penitent believer is the only proper sub- 
ject for baptism on the face of theeartli — 
the only one embraced, or comprehend- 
ed in the command. In that sense we 
do believe that baptism "is essentiaV 
to salvation. Faith, repentance, and 
baptism are the conditions of pardon 
and acceptance, and these conditions are 
truly and literally within the reach of 
every man .and woman of the human 
race within the sound of the blessed 
Gospel of the Son of God. To say that 
men ever have been, or can be saved 
without baptism, since the commission 
was given to the apostles and their suc- 
cessors, is to say what God has nowhere 
leclared in his Holy Word. It is to 
say that men can be saved outside of 
God's method; it is to say that men can 
remodel God's plan; it is to say that 
they can improve God's way, and tliatl 
what God has plainly and emphatically 
commanded, man may ignore and set 
aside — it is to say that we may safely re- 
gard " the commandments and traditions 
of men" while we neglect and refuse to 
obey the commandments of God. These 
are surely not " safe grounds" for us to 
occupy, and we rlishonor (Jod when we 
exact the opinions of men above his in- 
fallible Word. 

(7b be continued). 

DEPENDENCE. 

TilERK is no more important lesson 
for men to learn than that of their 
utter depencb'nce, as well tw of all thingt 
in this worhi, upon each other relative- 
ly, and absolutely upon something that 
ranuot l.elong to this world. It is well 
understood that in this world there is 



nothing that exists of itself and is there* 
fore entirely iii«b-p.ndent; nothing that 
has within itwelf all the means of itH ex- 
istpnce. But that th^-re must be some- 
wbere a cause, which ha.s its own exis- 
tence within it»elf, niuwt be admitted. 
And more than this; it must be the 
cause of all other existence outside of it, 
in regular succession from the highest 
to the lowest. And since no cause can 
produce its own equal, this first or orig- 
inal cause, must be superior to its high- 
est and all \Ut production ; hence a Being 
above all human beings that were an( 
will be iu all worlds, and to all othei 
creatures and creation. 

There is nothing iu human life that is 
more constantly and clearly before man 
than his utter dependence; not only up- 
on the things which surround him, and 
upon his fellows, but upon tiie almost 
innumerable parts of hisown, being; aa 
well as the dependence of all th«se 
things upon a First Cause. A person 
wlio is a perfect human being, with all 
the faculties complete, is nevertheless 
utrerly helpless without surroundings 
suited to his capacities; for what would 
the best eyes be wortli without light? 
and the best ears without sound? And 
if a man's surroundings were ever so 
completely suited to a pertect human 
being, so far as there is a defect in hira, 
are they useless. 

From an increiwiug knowledge ol" tliis 
dependence, man is cotistautly discover- 
ing new issues in naturi-. AU discover- 
i*'sand inventions are thus made. The 
relation between things is tln-Ir dupend- 
ence upon each other. Human wantP 
are evidences of human dependence, &jn 
these direct attention to the relation he 
tween man and man, and hetween mai 
and otlier things; and continuing thu. 
investigation it must lead to a bettor 
kno\\ ledge of the relation between cn'a- 
ti'm and Creator, thus hetween cause and 
ellV-et, until the lirst cause iscontemjdat- 
ed. It must prifgress from dead matter 
to living spirit, and thence from spirit- 
ual creation or ed'ect, towards spiritual 
Cause. — Jit. Joij Herald. 



THE STOLEN SERMON. 



milE ]Vatc) 
■L stealing t 



the sermon- 

g story of a young man who 
stood before a presbytery in Scotland, 
asking ordination ; Principid Rubison 
was moderator. The young man was 
rigidly examined, and asked to preach. 
The examinatitm and the sermon were 
both satisfactory. The candidate retired, 
and the moderator said: "I feel com- 
pelled to say that tho sermon which the 
young man has preached is not his own. 
It is taken from an old volume of ser- 
mons, long out of print. Where he 
fouml it I do not know. I supposed the 
only copy of the volume to lie found was 
in my lilirary, and the candidate has had 
no a<xess to that." The young man 
was calletl in and asked if the sermou 
he had preached was his own. " No," 
he frankly said. " I was pressed for 
time, and could not make a sermon in 
season. The sermon 1 preached was one 
which I heard Principal Robison preach 
some time ago. I took notes of it and 
liked it HO well that I wrote it out from 
memory, and have preached it to day." 
N'othing was said; there was nothing to 
be said I 



God overrules all mutinous accident 
bring<» them uncler \\U laws of fa; 
and makes them all serpice.ible to I 
purpose. 



'I'll I. i;i{i;'j; : i;i ; N 



W'OJtlC. 



Februrti-y ^ .^ 



^r|c fircffircn af Itlorfi. 

I'l III.ISHKII WKKKI.V. 



J. H MOORE, 

M. M. ESHELMAN, 



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loun Mon^/xroi ly l'u>lal UrJon, I(rgi»i«rH I^tlcni 
or drnft*. progierlf a'Mreixrtl, "ill !>« "I our null. When 
soRitiiiit JtaO, W »iire Iliai ii In nil u chrck. IT il ■• n 
cfarok. il cu'ln ui :U) tenU ro oolki:!. wbili^ & rlraft rnn Ir 
ooltrric'l Tri-c I'liirn^fp "tiioi]<* iiin/ he urnt fur atijouiit 
iiijfr I 'H'. i.Nt -,li.,.«. -..nl ItiP ii...iir.j' if ^'iii c(in ((ci il 



A LCTTKB JuHt receivKl from Brulber It. H. HEPOBT OF TRACTS AKD PAMFH- 
[ Miikr iufornif us that be Una been aicJc for ovrr j LETS DISTRIBUTED FREE. 

a uvifk, auij inT tliiit it^HMiii IiiiA not LM^ukblelo - - - 

roiiii- toLaoiirle. iM«-a**i-xi)wUd. H*- 1'™»''''" i /"v X tit; I'fitii ..! OeaniUr. l'??*. the Boaiti 
tocomeiuHtw.M/»nMh«i-i«l>le. Muvli pn^ach- HJ „( MiOia^i.-ra orderwi that tracU aud 
injf,andgreat«xpiwuwh T«/r-^tlya)f.-atdhi»| j,^,„j,,j^j„_ H, tl,„ amount of ^0. nhould be 

i^nt out ftre. Onl.v un<r aud a half month? 
We are inf-frmwl thwt 7%^ Ihnron. a pa- h«v**»-]ap*ed Bimt.- the order was gi\-<.'n. aud in 
per publitihi^d in I'enni'ji Ivauia. Jihm bet'D pul*- I thttt lime ]01h ^jpies, or about 25."f»<J pnge« of 
lijibiag flooie ntateiuentK abnut the tinaiicial rtrvding matlvr. ta^ U,eu sent out to different 

piirtii of the country. That the reader may eec 



8ul>M 



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irntinr 



fl09 nboiiIU )>c M'JdrPMPil 



riicnJf'I for Ihf 
iiiccicJ with ih« of. 



UOOBZ ft SSHELUAK, 

Laurk, C&rroll Co., Ill 



LANAIEK, IM... 



rFiiiitrAitv i:i, ih;». 



BBOTHKit Gkokok W. Cnii'K. wi-art* informed. 
i» hoIdinK a jwrii-n of ineetingwiit f-Vrro Gordo. 
III. ___^^_ 

Notk'Fj^ i>r n number of Diiitrict Mpetinj^K 
will np|ti'iir Muon. They have been delayed for 
wiint of room. 

Wk art* inlormed that elder Kli CnylorB, of 
NMlih'cvilii!, hid., iH lyinK very low with tin* 
brontliial twver, mid ih not eicpected to recover. 

HiidTiiHti.s Fii.i.MriiiK, or loWH. find Luceii- 
beel. of KtinHiu-.Iiiti'ly lii^ld » Mt-rii^M of mpclinK" 
in theUi'Ihi'l Clmrdi, Tlmyer county. Net., 
One mmlo the good confession. 

'I'liK DiHtrict Mi-etiiiK of Northern lowii will 
l)>- hrtl't 1)11 tlic 7rl] ol' Miin:li next, in the meet- 
ing hnii-", fiiiir tilid one-liiilf mileN ninith ot' 
Wiiterl'to, Bliickhawk coimiy. 

Ui It generous contribntom nnd correiipond- 
ciitit will plen^c I'^f'ii'-e thi'detiiy ofnomoof tln'ir 
arlicli'M. VVi- lire tluilit; llie bent lor tlieiii we 
ciiri, mid itn* iJianlfful lor tlio nid tliey me tliiiN 
iilTording ua. 

liiKUiiKK I). B. OiJisd.v, nnder diile of Kelj- 
rimry Itli, wriU'* from ('liiatm», ntuting that Ium 
iiieetinnH til. South Ifeiul, liid., cIoHod wilh dix- 
leen Hil'Iitions, nnd au» rcxtored. He wrut on 
his way hoiii(»i whore hu oxpects to renmiii for 
(he prcHri.l. 



biwinfM of tbii t»flic<; that are doing iis harm 
in certain locoliticM. An wc Mldom get to *kk 
that paper, and are not ported on iiH contt'ntc. 
we cannot now correct the t(tateraent*t Mrhicb it 
hoft be«;n circulating, ft will be a favor to ua 
if M«me one will wnd un » cojiy of Tht !)faron 
conlftining the ob;i'ctionableiitatement»«, fiothat 
wc <(in j>ul»Ii«h ()»■ ne(;eM.tjiry corrcetionx. 



BUSINESS. 

11 UK fill Ion ing i>i a nam pie of ielters freijiu-nt- 
\y received iit thin ofiice: 
"I registered you on^* dollar about the last 
of November for tlic BnmiiiK.N at VVobk 
rty ealling at the poHt otlice I find you received 
the money, 4)[it I have not received the paper. 
Sfy time was up the Ut of Sei)f*'mber, but re- 
r.'ivcd tlio piijier till the third number of tl.e 
Sleiii and fiay debate. I wrote you to send 
me tiie paper froni that time on, I'leiuie get 
the dei>a(e complete, n« I want it ull. John 
Wdllter." 

Thin letter come* to nh witlioiit any po-it_ 
oflice or Htate, and therefore can not hv atcend- 
d to; but had lie given hiM address tlie whole 
mutter could be looked up, Hut aa it itt noth- 
ing can he done, and of coume we will be 
blamed for not attending io olt buBine«s. 
Ome for all. iiljow nr* to say tliat we raunot 
heiiil the jmjjer to any one iinlewH we knovv I; 
iwldri'«n. No iiiun nhould ever write without 
giving hiK addrcHH in full. We get scores of 
httei-M on business and no address on them 
whiitev< r; hence, they miiBt be laid aside til) 
the partii'H write again. 



HitKTiritKN B. B. Wliitmoffliid Inane Studo- 
liiiker lield a serieH of iiieelingH at Sliarpuburg, 
111. I-'oiir were added to Ihe church by biipti«jn. 
'I'lit-y hIho held ii few meetings in the west jiart 
i.r Christian county, and had the pleasure ot 
''iiig one come and coufcNs Clirixt. 

Ov thi'Mcventh pnge will ho found ii loiter 
III iiiir aged brother, I^aac Price It \>i likely 
Jiir lii.'*t lulicle he will be able lo|)iviiiireforthe 
I ••H:^, uud ho very much denii-ed to he heard 
nii.e more on the Hubject which helms given 
n iii-h Httentiou to in former yearn. His age 
■ iiilltH him to a lu'iwing. 

SuMi:, whom we thought were getting our 

iMpi-r i-egulnrly, now inform us that they have 

'f received « copy for six nionth.s, and even 

i.er. Of coume these ptTHoiis do not feel 

Il toward us abont it, though we are inn o- 

li of any int4'ntional error, and very much 

■•t the mistake. If persons who do not re- 

'■■ their papers in due time would inform m 

■ 'i the fuct, the matter could be looked np, and 

till!- un])leasant feelings iivoidod. 



GOOD ADVICE, 



\ sisTKR, who hiLs the weHki-e of souls ut 
ir[. snys: ''I will send in my mite for sending 
laper to i)onr membem. If I hud as much 
Mueofour members I would send more. 
- I had the misfortune to loo^e nearly all 
oney I hod, and have much to pay in our 



AT the installation of a Baptist minister in 
Lower Canada, recently, the following ad- 
vice was given to thy congregulion. The speak- 
er said : 

*' Dear brethren, I suggest tliat you pray for 
your minister daily; guard hi« reputation care- 
fully; hear him jireiich weekly; lihten to ihe 
word wiikefully; labor with him patiently, both 
ridividually and collectively; • * • * gjy,, 
him a hit of meat and a ball of butter occasion- 
allj ; call on him frequently, but tarry briefly; 
greet him cordially, but not rudely; and may 
the (Idd of all grace bless you abundantly, and 
add unto you daily such iia shall be saved eter- 
nally." And tothis wefurlherndd: If he makes 
any mifitalte", go to him, and in a Christian 
ipirit, tell liim of it, not as a fuult-finder, but 
one wlio loves the cause. Do all you can to 
help your minister along, both spiritually and 
teniporally. If he is beliind with his work, help 
him. If he is poor, bear part of his burden, and 
flod will bless you for it. 



■ (i here in the city, 1 cannot do much. . 
:■' do all I can for the miB.siou cause while 
< ling through this wilderness of woe. My 
-r is, that much good may be done through 

•■■ paper and the missionary cause." 

' K visit to Mt. Morris last week was a 
.lit one. Mt. Morris is a plensantly lo- 

! (own about 2;"> milcN east of L.inark, and 
■:.ted in the midst of a large .«ettlement of 

Itren. We were with them three dtiys. aud 
!"d nieotin;;s in the town hall each even- 
Such an a^yeinbly of people is said 
before occurred in the history of 

i iw. Brother Slein reached the ])lftc"e the 
Uy before, and while there preached some 
rmontf. We left on Wednesday evening, 

■ r Stein expecting to remain till the first 
• this week. A number of brethren aud 

^'rom a-ljolnin* churches were in attend- 



liOST HIS SERMON. 

HOW docs this look for one of the greatest 
preachers in America? " Bishop Simjwon. 
at one of his Yale lectuivs, found liimself in an 
unpleasant predicament when lie came before 
his audience, a portion of his manuscript being 
mi*siug. A professor went in search of the 
mislaid pages, however, and ihe -spoaker occu- 
pied tlio momenta before his return with a few 
interesting i-euiinisceucea of President Lincoln 
If some uneducated farmer should lose a part of 
hi."! sermon while on his way to nifetinK, and 
send some one out jn search of it, it would not 
look so bad; but when it comes to a college pro- 
fessor having to depend on manuscript it is 
rather a poor comment on education. 

This, however, reminds me of what is told at 
.lohn Wesley's expense. Mr. Wesley entered 
the meeting-house, pulled oft" Ins overcoat, felt 
the pocket*", ii^•^t one and thcu tlie otli< r. 
seemingly very umch troubled. Kinaliy agood- 
hearted old .sister stepped up to him and said: 
" Brother Wesley, wliat is the matter? you 
seem troubled." "I have lost my sermon," he 
replied. " Well." responded the piousold sister, 
" can you not trust the Lord for one sermon? " 
Mr. Wesley said that tnught him n lesson. 



where they have been didtributed, liicreby give 
the names and uddrei^ses of jiersons to whom 
they have been wi't: 
.1. 1*. Mooniaw, Purple Cane, Neb. 
Henry Crouce. Montrose, Iowa. 
(;. C. Iioi>t. Miriibile. Mo. 
Miirtin B'lwerx. I'olfax. Ind. 
A. T. Meiz, IIutsoDville. Mo. 
.}. K. Xeher. Salem, III. 
Kmma Watson, Geneva, Ind. 
Thos. C. Wood. Lynch's Station, V'a. 
W. H. Ownby, Moscow. Kan. 
.LP. Neher, Itoseville, UI. 
Wm. H. Sell, Martinsville, Mo. 
A. White, Hedge City, Mo. 
Mn*. L. G. St.>ne. Woodland. Cal. 
L. G. Carman. White Kock'. Kan. 
Marnhalt £nni.s, Corning, .Ark: 
Bell ».rkley.Ca.-(opolii. Mich. 
I). Il-mbey. Maliomet, III. 
.1. H. Goodman, Woburn. Ill, 
\). M. Miller, for WifconNim Mission. 
1). E. /uck, K'epl-r. Kan. 
IJ. T. Hoffman, Bri»tolville. 0. 
J. W. Smouse, Smicksburg, Pa. 
Waldemar Meyer, Latbrop, Cal. 
E. .4. Orr, Stewiirlsville, Mo. 
('. M. Murtin. l''f. Larned, Kan. 
C. IJ. I'aigc, Mt. Vernon, O. 
AInum Mock, Boydston Mills, Ind. 
Allen Ives, Burr Oak, Kan. 
S. II. Swihart, Appleton, Wis. 
A. Ohmert, Salem, Oregon. 
.1. H. itobertB, Myrtle Point, Oregon. 
Here we have 1,018 tracts and pamphlets, or 
2."j,0U0 pages of reading matter, at the extreme- 
ly low rate of si.\ and one-fourth pages for one 
cent. This shows what can be done by print- 
ing in large ciuantitins. The American Bible 
Society are now putliug out good Testaments 
for five cents each. They can do this, because 
much of the money is donated, and they are 
enabled to publish them in large quantities. 
So in the case of good books aud pamphlets. 
If i)ublished in large quantities, they can be 
put out very cheap. 

The design of the Tract Association is to 
sound out the doctriue of Christ by means of 
the press, at the mere cost of labor and mate- 
It is not calculated to enrich anyone 
financially, nor to further Ihe cause or pleas of 
any jjarticular person or persons, but to make 
known tlie apostolic faith and practice. 

We nii^ht write column after column giving 
the results of distributing pamphlets free, hut 
think it not expedient. Now what say you, 
brethren aud sisters, shall this work be contin- 
ued? Shall the Distributing Fund be replenish- 
ed, so that this work may be carried forward 
with more vigor than ever? Calls continue to 
come for these silent, biit effective, messengers; 
and now shall they h-; heeded? Mny our hearts 
be 80 impressed, that our hands will be moved 
to act for the good of our fellow-men. We are 
but instruments in God's hands for any good 
purpose, and as He willeth so should we hasten 
to pcilVrm. M. M. Eshei.m.\k, 

Secretary. 



lag accomplished tluu in the apostolic timeg^ 

If you alliiw i^oplt U\ dres^ and act about ^ 
they piea>^e. a(ur they «n- in the ehurcb, their 
coQTersion will be fuund (juiti- an efi»y matter 
There is but li'.tle convef-ioD to be done. Jt j 
much like plowing: if a man only about half 
plows his ground he can get over a great amoun* 
of it io a short ttuie. 



MANY CONVERTS. 

ONE of our exchanges is sadly mistaken in 
stating that it " is capable of proof that 
when everything is taken into account, the ex- 
tention of the kingdom of God ha.*i been greater 
during this century than during the age of the 
apostles." It is generally presumed that one 
million persons were converted during the firat 
century, and at that time there was but one 
church, and everybody had to join that or none. 
They had but one baptism and every convert 
had to submit to I hat or nothing, but not so 
now. There are hundreds of churches, and 
most people can find something just to suittheir 
mind. And as for baptism, they can have that 
in most any way they want it, or if desired, not 
at all. Let men now start out and preach the 
plain old Gwpel as it wai preached by the 
apostles luid they will find whether more is be- 



SAYS SENSATION. 

THE cditoH' of the Bkethken at Work 
entered into a written agreement to pub- 
lish our discusf-ion in that paper. They btgan 
to pubii.th il in that Tonker paper, according 
io agreement, but when hard pressed they have 
forfeited their word, contract, and honor by 
shutting it out! They have deliberately and 
wiKully violated their written obligation!' 
Yea. they know, that printing tlte discussion in 
that separate little slip only, is "shutting it 
out of the paper." By this trick their paper 
can be circulated without Ihe debate. Wfav 
did they agree to publish the debate in the 
Brethre.v at WoitK, if they did not intend to 
do it? We (inuanil that the discussion be pub- 
li.-ihed in the Brkthren at Work, according 
to contract. 

Also, the editors of this Tuuker paper refuse 
to "prove or withdraw" their per^oual charges 
that we have used "rough," "unbecoming and 
abusive expressions," in the discussion. They 
know that they cannot prove it, and they have 
not the kind of religion to prompt them to 
■correct the injury. The Tunker editors have 
turned "the Key" and shut out the discus.sion. 
They "love darkness rather than light." — Bap- 
tist Battfe Ftaij. 

The great champion debater of the Baptist 
church is still laboring to save his loht cause 
by getting up a sensation, and wants to make 
his readers believe that he is doing wondere 
with our doctrine, and nmking havoc in the 
ranks of our people. Not knowing anything 
else to get up a sensation over, lie makes a drive 
at cur sdppUment, and wdnts to make his 
readers believe that a supplement is not a part 
of the paper. Many of our readers expressed 
a desire to have the debate printed on a separate 
sheet so they could preserve it, aud so far as we 
have heard from them they are well plea-sed 
with tlie plau, and did it not cost too much we 
would put the sui)plement up in a shape so it 
could be hound into a book after the debate is 
over. Hut it seems Mr. Kay does not want 
this done; he don't want it preserved, but 
wants it in the paper so that when the paper 
is torn up the debate will be destroyed too. 
While it was printed in the paper many of our 
readers would cut it out and pa--^te it in their 
scrap book in order to preserve it entire. 

But tliere are some things being brought to 
light that does ]iot please Mr. Ray. He has 
written a book, endeavoring to trace the Bap- 
tist Church to the times of the Apostles, aud 
in doing so has run the line through the church 
that practiced trine immer.sion, and in many 
other respects were very much like the Breth- 
ren. They would not go to war, would not 
take oaths, and obeyed the commands of the 
Lord blamelessly. These things are being held 
up before the gaze of the public, we are print- 
ing them in a form to be preserved, and that 
Ray does not want done. The supplement is 
sent out with each paper, aud all our subscrib- 
ers get it. 

As for his rough language, each reader of 
our paper is a witness to that part. It needs 
no proof. He might as well ask us to prove 
that D. B. Kay is not a Baptist preacher. If 
he Mere to see some of the letters we get at 
this office, and hear what some of our readers 
say about his "rougli, unbecoming nnd abusive 
expressions," he would be ashamed to ask for 
I)roof. We confess that we "have not the kind 
of religion to prompt us to correct the injury" 
that the champion debater of the Baptist 
Church does to himself. J. H. M. 



The South Bvnd (Ind.) DaiUj Tribune pub- 
lishes an interesting biographical sketch of 
Bro. John Studebakcr, who died at South B.-:id, 
Ind.. Dec. 15, 1877. The funeral .sermon wa^ 
preached by Bro. R. H. Miller, and will he 
published in the next issue of this paper. 

Brother P. R. Wrightsman, of South Beud, 
Ind.. after an illness of eleven weeks, is now 
able to be up and walk around in the house. 
He writes us that he is improving slowly, aud 
itishoi>ed that he will soon be able to resume 
is regular ministerial duties. 



uhT«»''>' 



13 



THE KK3-:Xttt{K>^ ^T AVOKK. 



THE OLD ORDER. 

Nl MBEK VII. 

The rrajri- of Faith. 

„o ■i*--ed of piissiiig through the 
"' otb^ '^f Physics uud Mc-taphywcs iu 
'*^''' I e trml! of faithful prayer. God au- 
^^ .,.,. Mor*-; He aii^iwers all j'raij.;- o/ 



^^"■' 



Pfli- 



ioJ ?!' 



Christ, hiiTe no doubts ahout 
God is "ot only Lord of tlie 
hut nUo of the body. The Christ 



. ^itnl and arose, not only did so ior 
1 also for the body. The same con- 



H^ul, b»i 



for '*>' 



■sted for the sDui, was also manifest- 



bodv. The Redeemer for the soul 
'T "tlie Hedeenier forthe body. The church 
't" rchased with his own blood." The 
^ coiisi'^'s of people, liuman beings, and 
' 1 f. a wav opened up for tbeiii to nian- 
'^ J l,l,ss— not only *'"'' t'l'^i'' s"»l« luid spir- 
"' nr their changed bodies. Sou! mid 
' ust be changed— purified. Body must 
^ ,j too. God takes care of soul and 
' , (jjjg life. God takes care of the body 
'^,- life. Or to be plaine-- ''i"'^ "i*^-"" "" "i-*- 
^oieaustokeep sou! abd 
\Vliere these means 



Or to be plainer, God gives us 

s;>irit pure before 

are not (■ufficient, 

s tlie lack when we ask. God gives 



„,eaD* to preserve 



our bodies 



lil, He re.'idily supplies tht 



When these 
wants. 
n Creator of the soul is also the Creator of 
iodv. T''^ Provider and Nourisher of the 
1 ■; slso Provider and Nonriaher of the body. 
- jiot know that your bodks are members 
Christ?" 1 ^'^^' *':13. Doth not Christ 
f^^Hii members? Do we care for one of 
liauds? Yes, truly; we bestow upon it 
.ilcsjv, becnuic it is a part of its. " What! 
v„H not know tliat your body is a temple of 
t Ho'y ^pi"' '" y**"* ^^"ch you have from 
jj" Tlie body a temple; is that all? No, 
ii'-you are not your own; for you were bought 
ilh a pi-ice." 1 Cov. 6 : 19, 20. The body is a 
niple. Wliat is in the temple? The Holy 
kost Does God take care nf the temple of the 
^ly (Jhost? He does, where we are not able 
liikf cure of it. " Likewise the Spirit also 
[luetli our infirmities." Rom. 8: 26. Here it 
(jprewly stated that the Sp\ri*r Iwlpeth our 
im'tlies. What are infirmities? Weakuess; 
■blMcss; especinlly disease of the l)ody. Hence 
(Spirit helps to make ns strong where the 
niinary means fail. We now come to the 
Healing of the Sick, 

1^ ill looking at this, shall present no man's 
/■,ni; uor have I a theory of my own; but 
Doirins that the Lord has a theory upon this 
iliject, 1 shall leel under obligations to urge it. 
Qd jou want it urged. More, ytui want to he- 
Ti'aiid practice it. You want to believe and 
nctice what the Lord says. You cannot nf- 
ri to believe and practice something else in 
lice of the Lord's work 
TiieLord prescribed a remedy for the sick 
«1. He gave His Son. What for? For the 
iclouly? For the soul and spirit only? No: 
il for soul, spirit and body— that the whole 
ail might be saved. Faith, repentance and 
ijitism are given for the cure of the sick soul, 
it* are the prescribed means — the things of 
ifLoiit. Jesus' coming, work, sufi'ering, death, 

urrcction, and ascension make every man free 
fin "tlie law of sin and death." We arehap- 
! Ill (itheviug this. We are happy in agree- 
igtbatthe Lord knew how to cure the sick 
III. The soul becomes conscious of its weak- 
snd goes to Jesus for cure, for strength. 
Miylyiiig witli the demands of the Lord, it re- 
i'« remission of sins, the gift of the Holy 
M, and eternal life. It is cvired; and from 
™«forlh is fed upon the Bread of Life. 
"is our duty to obey even when we cannot 
M"itf} clearly that the thing commanded can 
'*"y goad in itself. In Itself, or apart from 
'^command of God, the people could not see 
'^t good could come by striking the lintel and 
'* side posts with blood. Could not the de- 
'''J'Dg angel know whom to spare, without 
"tiiB blood on the door posts? Yes; but 
'"'"unian part God required, and palvation 
^i therefore not be obtained without it. 

''Sour duty to obey God when we can see 
^^^'^)\ that the thing commanded, in itself, 
^*PWt from God, cannot do any good. Adam 
'"i were commanded ml to eat " of the 
^°^ the knowledge of good and evil." Had 
^^^ commaodod to abstain from this tree, 
' ^""1 -^ould have befallen those who ate of it; 



but ill enling, they disobeyfd the command ol 
(iod. It would have been usclest for Noah lo | 
build an ark — could have done no good, it God 
had nut commanded him to build. 

Abraham wai ooiimiaDdod to t«ke his son 
I^Har and offer hitu to God on Mt. Moriah. It 
was his duty to go and obey God. though the 
thing commanded may have seemed clearly 
wrong iu itself. Saul was comuuiuded to de- 
stroy ail the Amalekites, men, women and chil- 
dren. In itself and apart f mm the command 
this may seem wiong, yet it was the duty of 
Saul to obey the command of God. Thus we 
see. what may appear wrong to us, is riglit with 
God. Whatever God commands, is right. The 
simple fact that He commands a thing makes 
it right. 

" And he called the twelve, and began to send 
them forth two and two; and gave them power 
over unclean spirits." Mark 6: 7. 1. He call- 
ed the twelve. 2. He gave them authority over 
unclean spirits. 3. They went lortli as God 
commanded. That is how they obeyed the 
command, " Go." Hear the result. "They cast 
out many deviU, and anointed with oil many 
that were sick, and heajed them." Mark G: 13, 
They expelled, not simply .sonir, nor a /ni\ hut 
many devils. They anointed not simply some, 
nor a J'eiv, but »ifl«y that were sick. And more: 
they were Ueahd. Now what was sick and wafc 
healed? The soul? No; but the body. What 
was sick and was healed? The spirit? No; but 
the body. The medicine for the soul and spirit 
was not oil. '' They shall lay hands on the 
sick, and 

Tlioy Shall Recover. 



the LonJ." This is all the elders can do. Hav- 
ing i'rayfd over the sick jhTson, and anointed 
him. their part ul the work is done. 
What the Lord I>ops. 
1. The prayer of faith shall save thesick per- 
son. God answei-s the prayer f/ /nilh. The 
elders cannot auswer their otni pnnjer, but the 
hnd gives the effect— the answer, and that is. 
the sick person shall tr sarcd. 2. And the Loi-d 
shall niisp hwi, (the sick person) up. The elders 
cannot i-aise him up. hut the Lord can. :!. If 
lie have committed sins, they shall he forgiven 
liim. //"; but if not, then there are none to be 
forgiven. God does not even leave the guilty 
man on his dying couch without the promise of 
remission. These are to console the guilty, that 
if the prayer of faith, anointing with oil in the 
name of the Lord, aie complied with, he shall 
be free from his guilt. If he have not commit- 
ted sins, (the negative side of the case.) he sliall 
be saved, raised up also. m. m. v.. 



CHILDREN AT MEETING. 
11 1 H. Moody, in a discourse recently delivered 



And they weLt forth, and preached every-where, 
the Lord working with them, and con6rn)ing 
the word «'ith signs following." Mark ItJ: IS, 
20. The Lord gave authority as follows; 1. Go 
uto all the world. 2. Preach the Gospel to 
every creature. 3. Baptize them that believe, 
4. Expel demons, 5. Anoint the sick with oil. 
Doing this, my protection shall he upon you, 
and tlie result of my work through you shall 
be. 1. Believei-s shall speak with new tongues. 
2. They shall take up serpents. 3. Poison shall 
not hurt them. +. The sick shall get well." 

" Nbw see here," queries a friend, " that was 
the apc-toHc c6itT?e7 and not designed for ns." 
Let ud see. " Take this and divide it among 
yourselvea." "Do this in remembrance of me." 
Luke 22. Was this command to the disciples 
only? No; for we read, ''Take eat; this ia my 
body, which is biokeu for you; this do in re- 
membrance of me." 1 Cor. 11: 21. Very well, 
\u)\v we all believe that the loaf and cup were 
designed for all believers in all ages of the world. 
Luke records it, and then Paul brings up the 
same thing which we accept in all good faith 
Now let us take a look at anointing the sick 
with oil in the name of the Lord. Matthew, 
Mark and Luke teach concerning the healing of 
the sick by those who were sent by Christ. 
Next we go to James who, in an epistle says, 
" li any sick among you " (the disciples) ? " let 
him call for the eldersof the church: and let 
them pray over him, anointing him with oil m 
the name of the Lord : and the prayer of faith 
shall save the sick," (person) "and the Lord 
.shall raise him up; and if he have committed 
sins, they shall he forgiven him." James 5: 11, 
15, " Yes." says my friend, " but I do not be- 
lieve it that way. My ojuuion is that it means, 
that a nian will not be raised up; that the pray- 
er of faith will HO/ save the sick person in this 
age of the world." So you can believe the com- 
munion has been handed to us, and are confirm- 
ed because Paul speaks of it in approving terms. 
Why can you not accept the anointing the same 
way? Matthew, Mark and Luke show that it 
was used; not only used, hut suaxss/tdl y used. 
James comes in and commands that it be i'07i- 
tinited—t\iat all believers will be blessed in us- 
ing it. Still more: he shows that they shall be 
saved, as in times past. Let us now throw aside 
prejudice, ignorance, false teaching and look at 
it as we do at all other plain Scriptures. If this 
be an institution in God's house, it is there by 
the authority of God, and all our *' if's," and 
" suppo.sitions " cannot get it out. 

"Is any sick among you?" Is there a sick 
;)f/'.soH among you? Not, is there a sick .som/ 
among you, for no elder can anoint the soul 
with oil. 2. Let the sick person call for the 
elders, or eldest, in the church. This is all the 
sick person can do; he must eall. :i. Let the 
elderi pray over him. i. Anointing him (the 
sick person) with oil. How? "In the name of 



" why people don't bring their babies to church. 
1 have often pitied those poor mothers who can- 
n'lt atl'ord nurses, and who art kept from church 
because they have to mind the baby. Suppose 
they do cry; we don't mind it at home, and I 
don't see why it should be so awful here. There 
are some fidgety people who don't like babies, 
but then 1 think they are the ones who ought 
to stay at home. I hope the time is coming 
when it will be the fashion to bring bal)ies to 
church," 

This is about as good an o|)portunity jls I 
shall likely have for making some remarks in 
regard to bringing children lo meeting. It is 
well enough to leave babies at home when it 
does not prevent the mother from attending 
services, but for mothers to stay at home all 
their lives for fear the baby will cry in meeting 
is not right. If there is anybody in the world 
who ought to attend church it is a mother. 

Let them come to meeting, bring their chil 
dren, do their best to keep them quiet, and if 
they do cry a little that need not disturb any 
ontK There are persons who can eUep soundly 
uihIit good preaching, but if some b.iby chances 
to make a little noise it seems tospuil the whole 
meeting for them. If these, as well as all oth- 
ers, would pay strict attention to the word 
preached, and let the mothers manage the chil- 
dren as best they can, they would derive more 
good from the meeting. Who ever heard of 
sheep feeling bad and running oil' from their 
food just because Fome of the lambs got to hleat- 
ng a little? We certainly ought to have as 
much judgment as sheep. 

Children who are old enough to behave them- 
selves should he encouraged to occupy front 
seats, near the ministers. Tins will cause them 
to observe better order, and be more attentive 
to the preaching. Give them hymn books so 
they can take pait in the singing. Children 
love to sing, and should be encouraged in it. 

Mothers, having small children, should occu- 
py seats next to the aisle. If necessary, they 
can then pass out without disturbing any one. 
Parents ought never to allow their children to 
contract the habit of running over the floor in 
time of services; nor should they be allowed to 
run out and in while the meeting is in session. 
The habit is a bad one and should be diecoun- 
tenanced on every hand. 

Last, but by no means least, let the minister 
not keep the meeting up so long a.t to greatly 
tire all the mothers and children in the meeting, 
They should remember that mothers have a 
hard time of it at best, and some regard should 
be had for their feelings. If the little folks do 
not behave themselves just right, speak to them 
kindly, and in a gentle tone. Harsh words do 
not become a minister, especially so when speak- 
ing to children. ■'■ H- *•- 



twenty-two there were various disordem of the 
cinulntion luid digestion, palpitation of the 
heart, and more or less marked taste for Btrong 
drink. In twelve there wiw frequently bleeding 
of the nose and ten had disturbed sleep, and 
twelve had slight ulceration of the mucous 
membrane of the mouth, which disappeared on 
ceasing from the use of tobacco for some days. 
Medical treatment was of little u»e till the 
smoking wiw discontinued, when health and 
streutjth were soon restored. This is no "old 
wife's talk." The facts arc given under the 
aulh-uity of the J<mrt,al. 

This is bad enough, hut the effects to be 
thereby carried to the rising generation is still 
worse. Think of these thirty-eight boys when 
they grow up to manhood and marry. There 
are thirty-eight tender-hearted young wives to 
be annoyed by the offensive habit, and oh, the 
bitter heart aches to be thereby produced. 
Th-n think, these thirty-eight men are to be- 
come fathers and teach their children the same 
habit; and then look down a few generations 
and see the result; health lost, mouey spent, 
wives rendered sick and tired of life, and a 
whole generation of smokers, whose habits are 
of no real benefit lo anybody, leathers, are 
thete the lessons you are teaching your chil- 
dren ? 



YOU SAY AND DO NOT. 



ONKday last Winter at adepot on the It,.viO. 
K. K., a man stepped up to me and said, 
"I presume you ai-e « protes.«(or, sir?" 
"Yes, sir," I replied. 
"What church do you preach for?" 
"I pi-each forthe German Baptist Brethren." 
"Well, sir. there is not much difference be- 
tween us." 
"What church do you belong to"!*" 
'T belong to the Disciple Church, sir." 
"Well, yes. there is quitoadilTorence between 



•WHAT SMOKINO DOES FOR BOYS. 

A CERTAIN doctor, struck with the large 
number of boys under fifteen years of age 
whrm he observed smoking, was led to inquire 
into the effect the habit had upon their general 
health, says the British Medical JonrnaL He 
took for this purpose thirty-eight boys, aged 
from nine to fifteen years, and carefully exam' 
ined them, and in twenty-seven of them he 
discovered injurious trace of the habit. In 



"Not in baptism," said he. 
"Yea, sir, considerable." 
"Plen.se state the dift'erence, will you?" 
'Yen, air, we say and do, and yoy say and do 
not." 
"How is that?" 

"When I take lui applicant for baptism into 
tlie water I say I baptiiw you in the name of 
the Father, and do it, and of the Son. and do 
it, and of the Holy Spirit, aiid do it; hut when 
you bapti/.e you *v.y 3 on 1iapti/.e in the name of 
the Father, and don't do it, and of the Son, and 
don'tdo it, and cf the Holy Spirit, thenyoudo, 
therefore fail to do what you promised the ap- 
plicant to do in the name of the Father and of 
the Son."' 

"Well, now." said the Disciple, "there is 
something in that I never saw before." After 
pausing a few moments he said, " You have on- 
ly a partial baptism after all. When you bap- 
tize there is a part of the applicant immeraed 
betbre you say anything." 

'■ Very well, my friend, when you take an ap- 
plicant into the water to baptize there is a part 
immersed before you say anything." 

"We will talk about it," said the Disciple, 
" on the cars." 

When we boarded the cars he and i sat to- 
gether. He then confessed that he had never 
looked at the commission in that light, but I 
want, said he. to do just what the Gospel re- 
quires at my hands. I gave him brother Quin- 
ter's pamphlet on the Origin of Single Immer- 
sion, also brother J. H. Moore's pamphlet on 
Trine Immersion. J. Nicnoi.soN. 

The Weekly Beacon, published at Akron, 
Ohio, says: "The Baptist Church holds a 'So- 
cial Tea Meeting ' on Wednesday evening at 
the cbuich parlors. All the members of the 
church and congregation are to sit down to a 
social meal at T o'clock, after the style of the 
'love-feasts' of the early Christians. It is to 
he witho!it charge." So it wonldseem that the 
'•early Christians " did have " love-feasts." 

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TtIK UJiKTHKKJC ^T AVOKK:. 



0«i| gililir (flaas. 

" JVic iror/A of Truth no Tongue Can Tell" 

nil Jcportmeni i» '(Mic'i^i 1«t wking anJ >o««riDg 
Bible quMJion*. »nJ for ihf -olution of Hcrip.uml Jifficul- 
tiM All quMlioiw «bouM fw flAiM wiih c»nJor, »dJ »ii. 
«wer«d wiih M much elcuroM* u po»«ibIP. Id orJ«r to 

tromoi* IJible Tnilh. Articlw f«r tbi> d*p«rtni«ni. mtut 
» ibori »Dd to th« polDl. 

Will some one tell me liww lon({ Noah wm liulld- 



ma Mar-iri Ktlia." nod what : 
VVMI. Jlri.i.K);. i 



Ingthc ArkV 



JSHAEL rENllOlt. 



Sonic one will pleiwe compuro and explain Act* 
l:ie.HndM«lt. S7:5. 

Also Ex. 2(: 10, 11. and John I: la. il- H- Ji- 

rieaac givo an fjtplnnatlon on 1 C"orG:6: "To 
deliver such an one iinlo Satan for tht- dcntnictlon 
Of the flesh, that th« »i)lrlt may ho «avwi hi the day 
of thP Lord J(wu»." M. W. Kkim. 

rifiuii' explain Johnl: 13: "Which wcr« hum, 
not of blood, nor of the will of thw (IcBh, nor of the 
will of man, but of Oml." What hlrlhs are here 
reffrrwl tfl, nntnral or Hplrltnal '/ 

J, Y. .SNAVELT. 

1. How many thront* aro rrifwrr^d Ui In Hw. n: 
1 1 2. Wiifit coiiHlUut4?(l lh« haptlHm of " our falh- 
era-n-r.rrt'dtoln l Cor. 10: l.-i'f 3- How often 
wen- Ihcy haptl/i-d iinlo hi<m-nt 

TllOMA.H Ilr.ACK.JjI. 



PleiuK-Blvnani'Xplariallon of Kfv. 22:2. ItroiwlB 
tbuM : " In tlin nihNt of Ihc Htri-d of It, imd on (dtli- 
er Bide of the river, wiw thf-re the !"■« of llfo, which 
bare twelv« uiniiner of frult«, and ykddwl ln>r fruit 
evi-ry month : and llie IcuveB of th" tree wwft for 
tho healliiR of the ii»tloii»." A BlioTJlKii. 

Will Home oni- he ho klntl i\n to explain Malt. ■> 
20, 30: "And If tliy rlRht eye offend thee, phick It 
ont. nnd cast It from thee: for It fa firolllahii- for 
thwthat one of thy m'-mheii* should pr-rlidi. and 
not Ihiil tliy whohi hody Hhoiild he ciwt liiUi hell. 
And If tliy right hand offend thee, cut it off." etc. 
H. A. ri,icKW<H'.ii. 

Will the nnKTirriT:s at Wouk r'I<'»'«*K'V'' "h'-x- 
planiilion oh Mail, 21: 17. which n-iulH ax followH: 
"].,et him wlilrh h on llie hi)ii»eLii|i not come down 
to take aiiylliliiK out of hlH Iiouho." 

Al«o Verne ■in. which reiidit lUi follows: "Then 
BluiU two he in the Meld, t)ie one Mhall ho taken mid 
the other left." Janh Hm'.u\. 

Home one will pleiLse exjiliiln Mark 1(1: 17. 18: 
"And tlicHu HlgiiH •<hiLll follow tlii<m that believe; 
In my nameHliall theyrimtent rievllti: they hIi'iII 
upeak wHli new toiitfui's; tliey »h«il take np m-r- 
pentii; and If they drink any doiully thing, It Hhall 
not hurt them; Ihey nhall lay liniidH on Die Hick, 
Hnd they Hliall recover." Who Ih referred toV 

.1. 1,. KltOWN. 
Will you or some of your niuhiH plcjixe explain 
UntU Id: IJ. 12!" II roiidfi lOt f.ilhnvtc " Iln( he HaKl 
unto them, A II men ('aiinot receive lliitt miylrig. n>iV* 
they to whom 11 N given. Tor there are noiiie en- 
nucliH. which were ho hoiii frointliolr motlHT'ii 
woml): and there are Honie ennuclm, which were 
madeeiiniichitof men: and there he eunuciiH, which 
have made liieinHelvuH uuhucIih for tin* klng{Iuin of 
lieavcii's Mike. Ilotluitls abh« torecelveil, lei him 
rerclv.. H," ]•'.,}. Fuantz, 



Cor. I«: wy " Anatli 
liUjguage U Iti' 

Anathema in Greek, it meaos tuxuned: i. r, 
a (»**n(ou dJ-voted to de»tructioa. The apfwtle 
did not, likely, oay this in the way of a vriah or 
imprecation, but wi a prudiction of what would 
come upon tbein, should they continue ini|)eDi- 
tent. and continue to hatfl and eiccrat^ the 
Lord JesuH ChriHt. Paul probably hen* allud*-s 
to Home of the modes of eicoramunication 
among the JewH, of which th^re are said to have 
been three. One of these form* of excommuni- 
cation in an atniost exact counterpart ot the 
lonaH of excommuoicatioo now ia voxue in the 
Itoroau Catholic church. 

Maran atha: Thin \n a Syric word meaning, 
our Lord ih coming, i e., to execute the judg- 
meut» dcnounwJ. The apcwtie here probably 
alludeH to the lawt verw* of Malachi: " Les. I 
come and nraita tho earth with a curse," and 
periiapM intimat^-H that the Lord wa.s now rooh 
to come and itmite the Jewish nation with that 
curw!, which prediction wasfi-ariully fulHIIed in 
a yery few yearii. Mattie A. Lkak. 

LIKENESS AND IMAGE. 



JUDAS AND THE COMMUNION. 

Wiw JudaH proHont when foot-wiwhlng, the Lord'H 
Supper, and tlio Oomniunlou wore luHlltiiledi' 
Some one will pleiwo ex]dulii. J. M. DicntlOK. 

HE wiu pretJHut lit Ivut-waHliiiift, mul aUo ut 
the Lord'n Supper, or elite ho ctiuld not 
have jmrtaken of the "nop." It n[i|)ciir)i tliut 
ininicdiiitely after tlu- Hop iif went outtohetray 
the Savior, mid did nut iiuy more return. And 
09 tlio Conimuuion vimn not nerved till afti-r Ju- 
diiH went out, it Ihererore followa tlint he did 
not partake of tlie Comiuuuion. 

M. FoitNRT. 



QUESTIONS ANSWERED. 

riense give your vUnvH of Heb. Vi: 2P: " For our 
God la H comiumlng hru." J. W. Wall. 

I^llE iipustio had been npoaking of the neceti- 
^ity of Herviug God iiccepliibly with rever- 
ence find godly fp'ir; now in th« cluuwc under 
consideration Hu gives tho reason why they 
should thuH nerve Him. For, or in coDsidt-ra- 
tioD of the fact, tliut God ia u couHuniiug Are. 
This huiguiige of tlio upoatio tit u cjuotfitlou 
from Dcut. 4:24. 

lu the preceding part of the chapter Paul hud 
labored to show the Hebrews the superiority of 
the Goc])?! STsteiu over the Jewish religion, 
The superiority of Jesus, tho Mediator cf the 
New Covenant, over Sloses, tho uitdiiitor of tho 
Old Covenant. He had taught them that tlie 
crime of forsaking Christ and His Law, was at 
Diuch more heinous, as their privileges were t-w- 
perior to those who lived under the law, and 
that in proportion as their crime wita grvater, 
flo would their jiuuwhinent Ix' greater. Tlien 
again, in the clause we are considering He re- 
iterated the great truth, that i.in under the Gos- 
pel \a as abominable iu Ood'd sight as it wiu 
under the law; and as God is a coniiuming firv' 
His grace, if we place ourselveti beneath it« raye, 
will consume our sins. Otherwise His judg- 
ments will consume uh. 

What is th« meauiug of Win hut two woida of l 



We rea«l In Oen. J : M, " I,et uH make rnan in our 
own Image after our llkeneiw," Did (Jodmakemim 
In the form of hlmtielf, or was Iheimage npiritual 't 
A. lIoi-i,i.\oKn. 
UMILITUDE or likeneasdoes not necessarily 
IJ require a full reMemblance in all, orevenin 
part in the figure that illuBtratea the thing it-elf 
For instance, tlie Lord is to come at a thief in 
the night. There w to Ije a reHenililaiice, h 
likenesB here, and how are we to ajjply it? We 
are not to look to the t«'niper and di'-guisL- oi 
the vilhiiu who breaks open liouveM in the night, 
but to the sudden and unexpected maiiiier in 
»'}iicli he ccuiies. Chrittt'ii coming is to be jusi 
as unexpected, and hero ia where exiattt t)ie 
similitude. So also in regard to the query; 
there is not a positive iileiitity nor ii close re- 
semblance existing betwi-eii man and bis Crea- 
tor, not even in any one piirticular point. Man 
cannot be like God in a bodily I'orni; for God i^ 
a sjiirit and exists every-where, fills even the 
vast immensity of space; is every- where present. 
Neither do wo resemble God spirituully, iu spir- 
itual purposes, in spiritual designs, and spiritu- 
al nccomplishments, from the fact that we are 
to bo spiritmiUy regenerated so as to l)ecouie 
Ilia ajjiritual children, and, too, we are depend- 
ent upon Him for the accomplishment of our 
spiritual works and be is responsihlo to none; 
ho works and no one can hinder. 

Mut the likeness that exints between God nnd 
man, certainly cmisista in authority. God pa-is- 
ed man in authority over all of the things of 
earth. Sen Qun. 1 : 20. All thiugd here is to be 
Hubject to his will and control. Just so with 
God; He hna absolute control of the universe; 
all thing'4 are subject to His will and power. 
This likeness still remains. Our position is 
continued by the apostle in Corintliians; ho 
says thai u man ought not to cover his head, for 
be is tho image of God ; God's power, or author- 
ity is never surnudcred, neither should man 
surrender his authority; hut if he covers his 
head in prayer or prophesying he virtually does 
it, as hair denotes |)ower or autliority. So the 
wi>inan is permitted to have thia power on her 
head because of the angels; but because of the 
authority that God placed in mau, she is lo 
cover tliat authority and thus surrender to her 
head (the man). Her long hair denotes her 
treedom and full equality with angels where 
there is to be neither male nur female, bond or 
free, but ore all to be one iu Christ, The wo- 
man then will be equal with the man, but here 
not bo; bho la to bf subjcet to liirii iu all things; 
luid a covering is worn to denote her surrender 
to her bead {man). Hut man exhibits hia pow- 
er or authority by uncovering his head in pray- 
er kc , yut he ia not to wear \\'\s hair long, while 
the woman is, thowing that hia aiithortLy is 
limited, that ho is not equal with God, that his 
likeness is diminished, hence he ought not to 
cover bis head imismuch w>> he ia the imago of 
God and this exhiliits bis authority. Hut he is 
to crop that power that is on his head to show 
bis inferiority to God, that \\\i power ia limited 
while God'a is not; then ho i.s to crop his hair 
(the puwer) to show the limits of his power. 
The woman is not to crop her hair, (the power), 
but to cover it, showing her entire and com- 
plete snrrender of power until she is permitted 
to enjoy the cupauity and society of angels, and 
there and then made equal with all of God's 
created beings, to enjoy completely and fully 
the ble?!«iugi> of all that gloritied statA in heaven 
where all are one in Christ. 

Datiu L. Wiujamp. 
Broitnat'ilU, ii». 



IS yOOR LAMP BURNING? 

Say, i* your himp Imrnlm;, my brother? 

I pray you Iwk quickly and see ; 
For if It were burninp. lh<-n snnly 

Some liejima would fiill brightly upon me. 
Str<iit. strait la the rowl. but I falter. 

And oft fall out by the way; 
Tti'-n lift your lamp hight-r, my brother, 

J^eil I should make a fatal delay. 
There are many and m.any around you 

Whof'.liow wherever you po; 
If you thought that they walked in ashadow 
Your I.tmp wMuld bum brighter you know, 
rpon the dark mountJtiiis they stumble: 

Th»-y are brulst-d on tlie rocks, and they He 
Willi their while, pleading faces turned upward 

To the clouda of the pitiful sky. 
There is many a lamp that ia lighted. 

We behold I hem aiiear and afar: 
Hut not many of them, my brother, 

Shines stftiulily on like a star. 
I think were they trimmed night aud morning. 

They would never burn down or go out, 
Though from the four qoarters of heaven 

The winds were all blowing about. 
If once all the lamps that are lighted 

.Should sti-iulily blaze In a line. 
Wide over the land and ocean. 

What a ginJIe of glory wonld ahine. 
How all the dark pUces would briRhlenl 
How the mists would roll up and away I 
IIow the earth would laugh out In her gladness, 

To hail the millennial day. 
.Sjiy, fa your lamp hunihig. my brother? 

I pray you look quickly and see; 
For if it were burning,', then aiirely 
Some beams would fall brightly upon me. 

Selected. 



A eiKQi.B sigh breathed from th« bottom of 
a burduued heart it a loud ory in the sar of God. 



SOCIAL MEETING. 

ilY II. K. KAl.E. 

1).AUL t'dts US " hil Scripture ia given by in- 
spiration of God, and is profitable for doc- 
iriiie. for reproof, for cornclion, for instruction 
in righteousness that fbe man of God may bo 
p"rfrct, tborouglily furni'-hed unto all good 
works." Upon this Scrii)ture we all agree. 
Paul further ftnys '* not forsaking the a-^'icmbling 
of yourselves together as the manner of some is, 
but exhorting ouo another, aud so much the 
more m we see the day ,ipi)roaching." This is 
a gortd work, and Paul would have us 
provoKed unto love and good works. He did not 
want his brethren to neglect it. 

I Iwiieve iu the aposflu's time they held what 
we cull prayer meetings. Here the believers 
would aing. and pruy, and exhort one another. 
But some people understand these to have been 
puldic meetings. Paul says, " let the prophets 
s[)('ak, two or three aud let the other judge." 
1 Cor. H: 20, This is when they came togeth- 
er fur public preaching. "Let the word of 
Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teach- 
ing and admonishing one another iu psalms and 
hymns, spirituiit songs singiug with grace iu 
your hearts to the Loid." " Whatsoever ye do 
iu word or deed, do all in tho name of the Lord." 
As we are living where iniquity abounds and 
the love of many waxing cold we ought to per- 
form every hiniible duty devolving upon us. 

THE UNFINISHED PRAYER. 

' [The lnd«i.1 

BKLOW we reproduce, with much pleasure, a 
singularly sweet and touching little poem 
that hiis gone the rounds of the press. The 
poem is justly admired for its touching tender- 
nes.-*. and the simple, yet graphic touches with 
which the author portrays child nature. It wa^ 
fir,-.t i)rinted in the Prisbyterlau fmie-r, of Mo- 
bile, and is the production of Mrs. E. H. M&rse, 
recently of Prnttville, Alabama. She had writ- 
ten it for a friend in Chicago, w ithout intending 
it should reach the public eye. Her brother, J. 
K, Ha/.tn, now Secretary of the Presbyterian 
Publication Committee, at Richmond, Va., faw 
tho poem among hia sister's papers, aud request- 
ed the privilege of publishing it. 

" Now I lay "— " repeal il darling " — 

" Lay me," lisped the tiny lipa 
Of my daughter, kneeling, bending 

O'er her folded finger tips. 
" Down to >leep"— " To sh-ep," she murmured, 

And the curly head bent low; 
" I pray the Lord," I gently added, 

" You can say it all, I know." 
" Pray the Lord "—the sound came faintly, 

Fainter still—" my aoul to keep;" 
Then tho tired bead fairly nodded, 

Aud the child was fast asleep. 
Uut the dewy eyes half opened 

When I clasjwd her to my breast, 
And tliC dear voice softly whispered— 
" Slumma, God knows all the rest." 
O, the4rusliug, sweet confiding 

Of the child-heart! Would that I 
Thus might tfu.st my Heavenly Father 
Uim who heara my feebleat cry I 



||fc»ns of ^nfci;caf. 



— Sevekai. Socialists have been expeli^^jf 
Metz. Are they bound for America? ^'*' 

—It is believed that about 60 persons 
killed in a recent coal-miue explosion in WaT* 

—The Grand Orient of Free Masons ■ 
France baa expunged all recognition of q^ 
from the ritual. ^ 

— DiKisa the late cold spell, ice was gaij, 

ed in Atlanta, Georgia; a thir" " ■ *'' 

known before. 



bmg scarcely e,^ 



—In nearly all parts of France there has bee 
a snow blockade, suspending all travel 5 
communication. 

—A BAPPHiBR weighing two pounds, and vgi 
ued at ¥50,000, was recently found in Ceylon b" 
two boys. ' 

'^— A BAD case of yellow fever has just occurrtJ 
at New Orleans, aud they don't know what t 
think of it. 

— Thk hereditary protector of Juggernaut 
has been arre-sted and thrown into prison, and 
the famous car of the idol is for sale. 

—The Supreme Court of Indiana, in a suit of 
a church against a member, derided that a sub. 
scription taken on Sunday cannot he collected 

— The recent storms have seriously affected 
France. Tbe Seine ia rising and aoveral towns 
are partially Hooded. The Loire is altio tWmv 
and great alarm is felt along its bunks. 

—The Iowa yearly meeting of Frieuds rel 
ports lor Iowa, Wisconsin, Oregon, Minnesota 
aud Nebraska, a membership of 9,077, Themt 
gain tbe piist year was 158. 

—A TRAMP, nearly frozen to death, was piclt- 
ed up a few days since in Bedford county, Pa 
and upon his person was found a certificate of 
deposit on the First National Bank of Uollj. 
daysburg, for S5,650. 

— According to a scientific journal, " half the 
vinegar told now is rank poison; and a Miissa. 
cbusetts chemist states that out of twelve idrs 
of pickles, put up by uiffereut wholesiale dealers 
he found copper in teu of them." 

— In Brazil the ravages of small- pox are ter- 
rible. It is said that iu Ceara it ia impossible 
to make cofKus to supply the demand, and the 
people dig ditches and tumble into them the 
unshrouded corpses, eight or ten at a time. As 
many as 500 or 600 die daily in the city ol 
Ceaia alone. 

— The plague has appeared among the Cos- 
tacks of Astrakhan, Russia. During threedays 
from Jan. 1-3, li3 persons ditd out of 1!I5 at- 
tacked by it. The plague has now increased to 
a panic in Astrakhan and Saratow. The people 
die like fliea aud lie uuburicd in thestrei't 
General anxiety prevaila throughout Russia. 

—A MAX condemned for murder in Vermont, 
admitted that hia guilty pa=eion was arousal in 
a game of foi-feit?, at a ''sociable " of the church 
of which he was deacon. He laid the blame of 
his downfall tu the kissing forfeit which he was 
udjudgi^d to pay. Satan must ho pleo-sed with 
churcles where " sociaWeii " tskc the place of 
prayer-meetings, 

—Jacksonville, Fla., Jan. 13. — A serae 
shock of an earthquake was felt last nightabout 
11:15. It lasted about thirty seconds audhad 
a aouth-east to north-west motion, Buildiugs 
were violently &hakeu, crockery rattled, and 
doors were thrown open. The shock was leit 
at St. Augustine and down the gulf coast, from 
Punta Kassa to St. Marks, as well aa over th* 
interior portion of the State. Nothing of Ihf 
kind was ever experienced here before. 

— Mh Tiilmage Haid in his pulpit last Sunday: 
" I had a gieat fire up at my house the other 
day. I burned up five hundred manuHcript 
sermons. When I began to preach I wrote out 
all my sermons, word for word. lexplaineda!! 
the mysteries of religion, ;ind the doctrine of 
election was a-) plain as a San Francisco fog. 
But as I stood by tho kitchen fire and saw tliow 
sermons burn, I thought they threw out wore 
warmth than they ever had before." 

~DnRi.No the first week in January, a heavy 
fall of snow obstructed trains in Kome of t"* 
Middle and Western States, BueiuesH ou all 
trains ceuteruig at Buffalo was completely f*"*- 
peuded. The weather was intensely cold, in 
some plneea the coldest known for U J'"^ 
Some were frozen. There was almost coutem- 
poruiieou'^Iy a similar snow- f.dl in Eurrtpe. I" 
Scotland the train!* were geuLrally ^tol>ped: "> 
some places the drifts are reported to hayel««n 
1-2 feet dee|). In Swiiaerland and I""'^'' " 
France and Germany the etorm was a!wo» 
equally severe; the heaviest snowfall for tbirV 
years. 



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I'JrlK l^KKXlrlKKiS^ ^VT AVOKIC 



^ocrpsjiottilcnrc. 



'"' From Winfield, Kansas. 

TO tbose niiniitters or Brelhren who iutf ud 
coming West, I will give a short sketch 
f county- It 18 one of the largest iu the 
It hes in a compact squjre tor lulhirly- 
^'**'niilps north aud south, by tliirty-fuur 
Jwtst, uiiii contains 4,500 quarter suc- 
'*^ of land, sutlicient for an ordinary farm- 
!^"°^ opulation of 25.000. Winfield is the 
'"^ i„ seat, located on the Walnut and Tim- 
'" freek; has a population of about 2,000. and 
. ■ a liea't'^y and prosperous condition, 
w'at eight inilea, is the Arkansas river, 
mile- Miulb 
th a populu 



DoughLH, and 



lid 
twenty 



"* I a cast, Dexter, and north of Dexter, twelve 
"".. Lazette, and a number of post-offices dot- 
letter the county. 
Vow about the soil; it is a deep, black lonm, 
sting "P"" * '"^*^ colored subsoil, con^i-ti^g 
f 1 ani clay *"^ gravel; both soil and sub-soil 
° . go porout. that surface water rai»irtly 

.= through them; aud iu no case is tliere 
passes 1111""= ■ J • ■ , 

fl difficulty expeneUcpQ in crossing with 

"'"joii or. took, any water course, or beds of 

lois. Teams may be driven across springs 

reeks or low bottoms fearlessly witliout 

daoger of miring. CowU-y county is well wat- 

j. uo other county iu the State has more 
\ aius or y'^""* P*""*^ clear running water. The 

„ri(ge depth of wells is about twenty-five 
f t Timber of various kinds on all streams. 
\Vood i-* Iro'ii three to four dollars per conl. 
fial bus been discovered in the eastern part of 
the couuty at a depth of two hundred and fifty 
Wt but the cheapness of timber has given no 
i„iliic^mi--nl3 to prospect for coal. In all parts 
oftlie county the supply of the best mag- 
iipsia limestone is inexhaustible. When tiiNt 
tukfo frora t'le quarry it is soft and easily work- 
ed with the hamnu-r or chi^eUand bRw, but 
wlieii exposed to the air and sun it hardens 
and becomes durable, appearing much like 
marble. The climate here is by no means a dry 

oue. 

Tljis couuty containa one hundred and eleven 
Bchoo! difttiicta, nearly all of which have suU- 
stautiiil school-houses. There is a church or- 
ganiJ;atioii in nearly every neighborhood in 
the couuty. Moit of these hold their services, 
in school-houses. The Brethren have Incited 
ou Silver Creek, in what is lernied the Uo»e 
Valley school districts, about nine miles snutli- 
eajtof Winfield. We have about twenty-five 
mumbers iu this di^itriet. There were three 
bsptiwd at our Love feast, one a Baptist, lie 
wished to follow the examples of our dear 
Savior fully. We can boast of one thing, that 
is the nasty, filthy tobacco sin k no more with 
tht Brethren. It is a sin to spend money for 
tobacco, when children need clothes, aud with 
the same money we all can pay for the Bretii- 
KES AT WoKK, and the Children (it Work; and 
bare some left to give to the poor. 

John Eastos. 



the guests of a crucified Savior in an upper 
tnd better kingdom; and right here would say 
II the language of brother David, that this is 
the common wav of preaching the Gospel. 
By this time the interest of the uiectiiig grew 
intensely warm. The congrega'ion increased, 
and the enemy began to be much alarmed, 
when he fouud many of his ranks had been 
already wounded. Two nights the house wai 
so crowded that Ih pre was no ^funding room 
for any more, aud I had to give up my seatand 
stand very close behind the speaker, and ^onie. 
cold as it was, stood out.si 'e and looked in at 
the windows. Our valiant brother kept up 
his preaching for twelve sound sermons, and 
found two more ready to come into thecburch, 
aud two others greatly impressed. The next 
morning, after having dismissed the meeting, 
and had taken our leave for other fields of la- 
bor, and had gone, and was but a little way on 
the road, one of the convicted persons 
stopped us, and told us that he could bold out 
no longer, and to count him one of our candi- 
dates. Bidding him a hearty good-bye, we 
went on a mile or more further, and auother 
man stopped us on the road, aud told us to en- 
roll his nam" with the saints, making in all 
five applicants at this place. There is a terri- 
tory here of twelve miles wide, and eighteen 
long, that has no religions organization. Hut 
thanks be to the Lord of heaven there is now 
the way opened for the Brethren, as there is 
now nine of us within one mile and a half of 
each other, wnd we have the sympathy of about 
all the surrounding neighborhood. Who will 
come and help lis move the ark along? 

We then reached t'amp Point, where broth- 
er Daniel preached two telling discourses in the 
Christian church. There, too, I think, is a 
good opening for the Brethren. Who will go? 
We then took the parting hand, exchanging 
greetings of love, and was soon found on the 
%vay to our temporal homes, there to be faith 
ful in our calling till th» cold band of death 
approaches us. when earthly powers shall fall, 
aud even life itself shall fade away, and the 
summons for uh to cross the river. Then may 
the Lord reach his hand and say, " Come ye 
blesed of my Father, enter iuto the joys of 
your Lord." H. W. Stkicki.er. 

Loraine^ IU. 



Prom Salem, Oregon. 
Dmr lUuihnn:— 



ent prices, wheat, 80 cents; oats, 40 to 51 cent-t 
per bushel. The season thus far has l>een ex- 
traordinary fair; some rains in Sept#mber, and 
since occasionally rain; warm and much sun- 
shine. Hence Fall grain looks very promising. 
Flowers are blooming, and many apples yet 
on trees not frozen. Fruit of all kinds was a 
good crop. Health generally good. 

Samuel Forxht. 



Piai 



From Old Brother Price, 
Brfthrn,:— 



l^LDERD. Brr 
1j in pre.ichiii 



From Western Illinois. 

BROTHER Daniel Vaniman, one of the 
evangelists of the Southern district of 
llltuuis. came to Berry, Pike county, about the 
first of December, and preached seven sermons, 
wilL one addition. From thence he was con- 
veyed by brnther.I. Clingingsmith to Liberty, 
.\'lains county. He remained a few days with 
the Brethren, and preached twelve sermons, 
aud nine precious souls stood up for Jesus. 
From there he went to Concord church, same 
county, where he preached four sermcnis, and 
baptized three that had previously stood up. 
At this time brother Daniel felt it his duty to 
go home and see his family, one of whom was 
'I'ry sick with the lung fever. After remain- 
ing a few days, and arranging some affairs 
of bis own, ho set out agaiu with a determined 
2eal to make his mark in the enemies' camp. 

On the evening of the eecoml of January I 
Qiethim in Camp !*oint, f/fcd the next day con- 
veyed him to ray place, some eighteen miles 
distant. We have no meeting-house at this 
place, but a school-house 26x18. where we coni- 
■aeacedour meeting the same evening. Broth- 
^T Daniel did not fire much shell, hut a good 
^eiil of shot iu the enemies' camp. Two or 
'hree rounds, and one of the cneraica fouud 
}i"Belf prostrate at Jesus' feet. Brother Dan- 
'el, in his clear way of tspoaking, soon cnnvinc- 
*^ tbe people that he didn't intend to pull 
down their hou'^es, lest they might complain, 
^«t that he would build them a better house, 
^"d then invite them in, that they might he 



rower devotes much of his time 
pre.icliing the Gospel, but his territory 
is too large, heme not able to fill all the calls 
for preaching; besides Washington Territory 
iis dependent upon him, wliere be is now spend- 
ing about two luonths, looking after the scat- 
tered lambs of the f'olrl, and has, since lie is 
gone, organized one church. We know this 
is his duty as an ebler, but I feel lik* calling 
the attention of the Brethren to the fact that 
Oregon and Washington Territories are two 
extensive fields, and the churches in which the 
two elders live, are too weak to bfar all the 
traveling expenses necessary for thera to attend 
to the many urgent calls ill the various parts 
of the above Territory. They are willing and 
faithful workers, and often go and pay their 
own expenses, but the calls are too many and 
the expense too great, and the cause of Christ 
has to .sutler. Therefore I am constrained to 
ask the Brethren of the Atlantic States if there 
is not a funil raised in the church for the pui 
pose of carrying on tlie missionary work iu the 
isolated district, or among the isolated Breth- 
ren? and if so, could it not be arranged so 
that some means could also he furnished to the 
Brethren of the Pacific Staten who have to 
carry on that part of the work, so that it might 
be carried on to a greater extent, and thereby 
many hungry starving souls for the want of 
the bread of life might be fed? 

Tne cause of my writing in the manner I do, 
is the heavy impression that was made ujjon 
my mind this Fall, when an urgent call came 
from Washington Territory from a small dis- 
trict, (partly torn to pieces by a wolf) and the 
r'lmrch here not feeling themselves able to hear 
the expenses, they were refused, upon which 
they renewed tlnir ciill, to which elder Brower 
responded, took the burden on himself, hesidtN 
speuding several mouths time in the field. The 
liist account we had he was in Idaho, and of 
necessity should be in the field all tlie lime. 
Brethren, think of this; it is worthy of a 
thought, aud demands attention. 

The debate is read with great interest here 
by the Brethren and many others, and think 
Stein is ably defending the truth. The cause 
is moving slowly here; had some additions in 
tlie la.st year. 

The crops last aenson were ordinary, being 
an unusually dry Summer; wheat only yielded 
from ten to thirty-tivehushels per acre. Pres- 



THE blessing of the Lord be with you, 
Thank the Lord my health is much 
improved; as well now as I ought to ex- 
pect ever to be at my age, with the antece- 
dents of my pa-'t experience, 1 am taking good 
care of myself. On good days I go to meet- 
ing. I enjoy meeting. Never get drowsy. 
The poorer the sermon the more wakeful I am. 
But thank the Lord we are well supplied at 
present. Our elder, brother Oottwalt is uned- 
ucated, but verj' xealous, energetic and perse- 
vering. He is rtii excellent housekeeper. Broth- 
er J. T. Meyers is a zealous brother; and hiu* 
a free flow of words, and speaks distinctly, 

I have cposed to preach. Even in exhortations 
my mind tlitj) abruptly from one thing to quite 
a different one. My memory fails me iu texts 
aud iu words. Discretion, that blessed fac- 
ulty in a public flpeaker, has been faded out in 
my mind; and I find my^elf flying from grave 
to comical in a sudden Hit of the mind. 

After meeting yesterday, and during the 
night, I was under serious exercises, whether 
I ought to rise at all in meeting. 

The thought of passing away does not 
trouble me; hut to remaiu with Taculties fading 
nut. is not comfortable to me. I had always, 
for many years past, expected to die suddenly; 
while in full possession of my mental faculties 
I thought I had heart disease, but two years 
ago when I put myself under the care of a 
physician for dropsey, (which he curedj I learn- 
ed that my heart was perfectly sonud. So now 
the prospect is I shall decline gradually in 
I mind and body to the end. I try to say, the 
will of the Lord he done. 

When a boy I was raised on a farm, on the 
bank of ariver, (Schuylkill), and in .June 1 
often sat on the hank and saw the shad trying 
to go back to the ocean from whence they 
came. They were too old to swim below water, 
but would fioat partly on top aud make con- 
tinued efforts to keep under water, but in vain. 
The parallel is not strong, but I have oft ot 
late had that rememberance come to my mind, 
Before I pass away I would like to see our 
many papers all hoist the flag of freedom from 
all that intoxicates; and to see the Communion 
Cup freed from alcohol. The Bible appears lo 
speak of two kinds of wine, t)ne the figure 
of heaven, the other the figureof hell. It was 
no doubt in my mind the latler that Jesus 
when he turned water lo wine. The word 
" Must" is a cavil, and the same that Paul rec- 
ommended to Timothy. If he was to drink 
no longer water, not likely the apostle Paul 
would recommend any other. I am just as 
confident that Jesus Christ did rot make a 
drink with alcohol in it, as I am, that He is my 
Savior. 

In the days of the apostles there was a dis- 
tinction between Iho world and the disciples; 
greater than now. in more things than dress. 
The worshipers of Buchns did use the alcoholic 
wine and the apostle call it the cup of devils. 
When Jesus gave the cup He called it the 
fruit of the vine. Never is it called wine in 
reference to tho cup of the eucharist. Who 
originated the idea first that Christ made wine 
that would intoxicate? We know alcohol is 
one of the inventions, I mean when extracted 
from grain or fruit, when on the way to putre- 
faction; and the juice of the grape when fer- 
luentfd is on that road, but can witli care be 
arrested- If not it goes on to the acetic, and 
becomes vinegar. Before distillation was dis- 
covered, it was dirticult to keep wine from 
fermentation, and it could not be conveyed 
from place to place. To keep or to carry it, 
they luld to It alcohol or spirits of wine. 

The mode of preparing the juice of tho grape 
to use. and to keep for use as a drink became 
lost; and the distinction between the blessing 
and the curse was also lost. 

The Mohammedans with all their errors of 
war, polygamy, eU\., yet retained so much of 
the principles of the religion they apostatized 
from, as to use no intoxicating drinks for cent- 
uries. It is only since they hold free intercourse 
with Christian nations that they have 
begun to drink intoxicating wine and to swear. 
When a Mohammedan drinks or swears, they 
fay of him, "he drinks, or he swears like a 
Christian." But enough. 
Sdutytkill, Pa., Jan. Hi, 1^0. 



From New Enterprise, Pa. 

OX tho evening of the 20th of December 
brother James Quinter commenced a ae- 
ries of meetings in our district. He preached 
three sermons in the Watersride meeting-houw, 
and on Sunday the meeting wa*t moved to the 
large meeting-house at New Enterprise, where 
he continued till on the evening of the 26th, 
during which time he held forth the Word of 
lile with great zeal and power. The immedi- 
ate result of his lahora wa-s. there was one made 
willing to come and join in ivith the children 
of God, and was received by baptism. We be- 
lieve that niiiiiy more were seriously impressed 
relative to their Roul'a salvation. While broth- 
er .lames pointed sinners to the Lamb of Qod, 
he did not fail to instruct us as membent, to 
love and faithfulncis iu our Christian duties; 
and I think we, as members, were edified by 
our meetings, which it was our happy priv- 
ilege to be if we all give heed to what our dear 
brother has tried to teach us. 

MifHAEi. Keller. 



From Ryonson Station, Pa. 



Dm 



Wi 



BiTthrni: — 

commenced a series of meetings on 
the 6th of Jiinuary, and continued for 
three weeks. We expected brother Sterling, of 
Fayette couuty, to bu with us, but wn he did not 
come, wo did the best we could ourselves. We 
hud very intere.'^tiug meetings; pretty good at- 
tendance, and the best of order through the 
entire meeting. Tho result was, four were 
made willing to be buried with Christ by bap- 
tism, to rise to walk with Him in newness of 
life. There were also four reclaimed, making 
eight in all. May the Lord keep us all by His 
grace, that We uniy all be bright and shining 
lights throuijh our day and generation, and 
liaally Kliine forth in the kingdom of our God 
Ijcyoud tho silent waters of death, 

Henry Wisk. 

Notice. 

fy\0 the elders, brethren and sislers of the 
1 Southern District of Indiana: 

The Brethren appointed by the last District 
Meeting for the Southern Indiana mission de- 
sire to make another misdiou. There are bufc 
six dollars and fifty-six cents in the treasury. 
I have agreed to lulvance In the Brethren the 
necessary funds to Qi\rry on said mission. Now 
will the different churches in Southern District 
of Indiana please see to this mutter at once? 
A f'Mv of th'-- charchiM have dune nobly in thia 
good work, while others have done nothing. 

Send money by bank draft, post-office order 
or registered letter, to B. F. Koons, Nettle 
Cr<ek. Wajne county. Imliana. 



Danisn Mission Report. 

Waddain's Grove church, 111 if 15.00 

Mary B, Miller, la 1.00 

Tiilpehocken church, Pa 11.35 

Jeremiah Rothermel, Po 5 ^-OO 

A.J. Myers, Ohio 10 00 

Anna M. Shirk 3,00 

Henry Sprankel, Ohio 2.00 

English i'rairie church, Ind 4.20 

C. Blickenstali; 111 25 

Sarah A. Lichty, la 2.25 

Pine Creek church, lad 2.20 

Total $52.25 

In No. 2, Milledgeville church wa-i credited 
with ?21.00 instead of $11.00. Also " Stania- . 
burg" diurch should have been Stanislaus 
ehiirch, California. 

C. P. Rowland. Treasurer. 
Lanark, III., Jan. '^Hth, l!^<K 
(P. C.,}ih'i$e coptj.) 

From Denmark. 

"If out Gospel isliid, it is hid for those that 
perisli." 2<'or. 4:3. 

'pHESE few lines read with serious reaection 
by an earnest believer may cause both joy 
and sorrow; for if any thing can gladden a 
heart, it must be this, that then- is a saving 
Gosiwl given from heaven, and tj have part in 
it for the welfare of our souls. What joy in 
this world can be compared to this? None at 
all; for not only do 3 it deliver from the fear 
of de^th, but rather makes one exclaim, "Death 
isto me a gain;" and moreover while we live 
it gives pca<^'e aud joy to the soul, and fills the 
heart so it flows over with praise and thanks- 
giving to him that brought it to fallea man. 
But who is not pained to see that this glorious 
Gospel is hid from so many? Judging from 



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'I-JHIK HHK'IVI-IKKjS' -iVa^ AVOKKl. 



Kebi 



ruary 



the fruit whereby ii tiw i^ to be known, it in 

evid.iit it is lii<i from the inmiy. C'autw and 
eflfrct follow each olht-r, and ln-nce it profitu 
but littK" to do as many do. ^pcnk uboiit fiiith 
and iv|).-iitiiiice. Jiiid church salTiilion una p*t- 
ditioii, otc. If thote tliingH w« c«l! fruit *> 
company not thwu things, which «nthout 
we iirv empty, hollow soundH. The Gos- 
pel of peace will ever i roduc^ "fruit mp*t for 
rept'ntiiiicc." GoJ'm rrue (hildr*nart ofU*n 
said to jiidpc otherH when they prwent thn 
GoSpt-l truth; but (JodV people know and (idmit 
thwt only one shall be the judR.- of all- Hut if 
we sie ti sign over H dour repn-fcnting a jjIhk* 
flowing over with pollened liquor, who would 
not sui)|»o?e that intide that door wiw df-alt out 
stronp drink? So poor niniier, bad aetionw show 
the heart to be corrupt and a ntrangerto gnu*. 
I tremble when I Ihiiik of them. May (iod 
jfraiit that the New Year bring great blenn- 
iiig«. tliat Iht n<)«prl may be Kprei.d aud tw 
lifved of many. Lo! (he great harvest for 
thoiie cent in the ],Uu:c of Je«UH, may all hold 
hard to tbe form ill which it i« delivered, for 
uuto all who do othorwine it promiwed a fearful 
curse. Lord of host, "land by thy poor chil- 
dren ftnd be with Ihcm eveimoro. 

0. C. ESKILDMKK. 

From Jc8»c Calvert. 

W1-; I'loxed a meeting lant night in the out 
HkirtH of thiH di^trict. We preached in 
a Cumpbellite church. Wo could only have 
the church four dayii. They eot very uneii*y, 
and I druprted the reiuarli on the text "Loarii 
of me," Wiitt. U: 2!». that we need not go to 
I'eter; »e were laught to learn of .JeMUH. ()n<> 
of tlieii IJretlireu went for rue. I Hiiiiply told 
him, ailer annwr-riug bin (piention, tliitt no geii- 
tlemftTi would do um be did at a piotracted 
moeting. I then preached them one iformon 
on buptiniK, and our time wiw out. The truth 
on that Hubject had a telling ellect on the audi- 
ence. We baptized lliree and have more ai>- 
plieanlH, and renlored one. Could we have had 
meeting loiiaer wn Ihinit much good would 
have been iiecomplij^lied. 

Tlii:* DKiniiiig we aceompHnied brother L. II. 
Dickey to a l)rother StalU, and found him very 
mck. Iliw requent wiut to be aniiiiinted. Tliii 
WttH done for him. Al't^Twurd he paid, "1 am 
now reatly to go to eternity, aJid feel Hafe ami 
happy. 1 wiHli and liope (o meet my family. [ 
0, what Hwt'et comfort in a dying hour! All iK 
well, because I have done all the coiiimand- 
nients of my God, and can die in peace." Can 
thoHO who do not thus obey Iho truth »iiy as 
much? 
Fosforiii, Ohio, Jail. %, ]S79. 

From Chriation Hope. 



J),ur liifflimi.— 

1)101{1IA1*S you wonder at my ttilence. I 
have been from honu' for some time. I 
went to Frederick shaven to lill an appoiulinent, 
and had a good congregation, which had been 
called together by our friend, the Methodmt 
misfiionary. Krom there went to Old Scugen, 
the most norllu'rii point in Denmark, where 
we held two mcetingit. Mad large congrega- 
tiouM. Hero lound Home relatives of brother 
Eskildsen. A young girl w«8 made to see her 
niul'ul condition, and believe on Je.iii>i. 8hi 
expectsi to join the church of God soon. The 
meetings had a good eR'ect hero. TIhh is a 
promising field for the work of the Lord. 

From Old Sciigen, we went two miles oa^t to 
Scagen, where no missionary ever Huccoeded in 
doing any good. Wo wont from house to 
house to get a room to hold meeting in, and at 
last we got uauialt one by paying four erownii!. 
Held two meetings; many were moved by the 
word spoken. The interest manife«ted demands 
my return soon. From thei-e 1 started home, 
but on the way hold meetings wherever I can. 
Have mode many warm friends, and are gladly 
welcomed by all. Thus we learn that the bit- 
ter opposition which lirst met »8, i« rapidly 
subsiding. The church and mission are now 
rei-pected, and our members loved by all. This 
is a change for the better. When wo lirjitcame 
all hated uc, and tried hard to withhold every 
IDchof ground, but this is ho no more. I will 
reach home Janury 8th, and leave on the Hth 
for the South, to remain one week, then come 
home a few days, then start for Thyland. Thus 
is my time spent. All earnestly pray for me, 
that soul and body may be sustained. My wife 
is still poorly, but is |».itieiit when she hears 
that the work of the Lord is prospering. 

Now since some have asked me alont the 
country I traveled through. I will give a short 
description of it. About Scagen the country 
is generally level, and not much above the lev- 
el of the ocean. Here and there is a quicksand 
hill. These run sometimes in ridges, and are 



heaped logethT by nlrong windn. Scag^^^n i'^ 
built on Hand and ver)' near the water. The 
wavM sornetimej" roll up to il, hence qaite dan- 
gerou* for "ailon". Vessels are p/»melinie« 
wanhed awbore, and they stick bo deep in the 
Hand (hat no human power can get them "ut 
Near the end of S(«gen is a light-houM? 12.3 
feet high. The top ix rp,'M-h''d by a stairwaT ol 
216 ft/'p*. f)n the top is a gliw« arch large 
enough to hold «eT*n or eight perKoafl. Here 
in a large lamp which gives out a very fine 
light. Thi» can be n^en over thirty milct dis- 
Unt. 

Therein very little vegetation in Scagen; 
nothing but drifting wand. I noticed one little 
spot crivered with tr**fit. and a little ground in 
titled. The town contains 1,400 inhabitant*, 
who live moiitly by finhing. The people are ig- 
norant, and have generally no means of their 
own. In poIiticK and religion they stick eloHC 
to the prient and police. At first they were 
afraid of u^, thinking us criminals. Tbej* how- 
ever Hoon got ai^/|uainted with us, and conclud- 
ed that we had as much right to preach there 
OS their priest. A number asked us to come 
again. The time of my departure has come, 
HO I must gird on my sword and start to the 
battle. Farewell to you all. T wish you all a 
I(ap[>y New Year. 
Jimp, Jim. ./, /«7.'/. 

A Card. 

My reply to the diicournes, delivered in reply 
to my " Ephlh to the members of the 
Christian church," at Dodgertown, had the de- 
sired ellect. The date for the origin of back- 
ward baptinni waM too much, even for the 
minister, who hoped that the next r/i/sf/C would 
be luldressed to him. Although tliia "next 
epistle" wtt.s puldiwhed in tlie Hhkthren at 
Woiiit of .July ith, and a copy sent to this 
theologian, yet we liear nothing from him. 
This is all the evidence necessary to prove that 
tlie argument uflfd in the reply, in favor of 
trine immersion and in opposition to other 
modes of baptism arc unimpeachable. This 
fact has prompted me to publish. Hystnm atically 
arranged in hand-bill form, the-se invincible 
arguments, for general distribution. I will 
send theju po-'^t pjid io any at 10 cents per doz- 
en or 00 cyDtK per hundred. Here is an oppor- 
tunity for scattering broadcast over our land, a 
knowledge of that mode of baptism which can 
be traced to no other source than Christ him- 
self. Address E. Umiiai'oii, Pierccton, Kosci- 
uiiko county, Indiana. 



, paf-eri» I" persons who think of etudying pho- 
nngraphy. that contains alphalMtt and answeri. 
many question on the sabj«ct. Sent on re- 
ceipt of two ifaree-cent stamps. 
yfaroinb, lit. 



"ignsini^ss jOfpavfiuE 



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MOXETUST. 



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. . .iif B on but one Biila of ih* 

, utJ &ei>Am« from all other bavineas. 



TwoJBurials in One Day. 

ON the 2.3rd I tvitneHsed an unusual scene, — 
iilitt b.ibj of sevoateea dayj old was 
buried bonoatli the clods of earth, while the 
father aud a girl living in the same family, de- 
sired to be buried with Christ in haptihin. The 
former grave having been opened to bury the 
child, it was tirst buried, then the ice was cut 
to admit the ordinance of baptism, to he per- 
formed OS exenii)liried to us by Christ. Thus 
three were buried: one to await tlie firat res- 
urrection, the othi-r two to rise in newness of 
life. Here was truly xorrow mixed with joy; 
the mother and wife, who had her cup fillid 
with sorrow in the lo.-s of her beautiful darling 
babe, and returned in joy over her dear hus- 
band, who stood out long in the barren mounts 
ains of sin and lolly, at \a»\ joining her in the 
Clnistian warfare. Oh, the joy to that wife 
antl mother in the veiy time of advoi-sity. 

Mimy more fathers and husbands are just 
doing as tliis brother did. Why not come and 
join your dear wife in her Christian warfaiv, bc- 
foiv it is too late? Should that be the ca.se. 
you could never mci-t with her in the kingdom 
of our God. Would it not even now be a tor- 
ment to you to know that you should be doom- 
ed to die the death that never dies, aud your 
Christian companion join tlie heavenly lio.st, to 
dwell with Christ forever, and you sink down 
into everhiHling torment? This will he j-our 
certain doom, if you do not turn to Jesus while 
you have the opportunity. 

S. C. Kkim. 
h'lk Lick; Ph.. "Jan. 28th,lS7'J. 



From H. C. Lucas. 

THROUGH the kindness of the editore_ I 
would say through the Brbthhes at 
WoKK to those who have written me for the. 
paper treating of short hand writing, that I 
will accept of good books in return for instruc- 
tion, as I think of establishing a free liluary 
in the West or South as soon as I can make 
arrangements to do so. Should be glad to have 
correspondence with miy that this proposal 
would suit. 1 still send the large sixteen page 



KODERICK.— In tlic Hnirpalcli clinrcli, NoWe Co.. luJ- 
Ailiet A'lfliu. <l»ughUr of brother l>a*i<I nad Ntel«r 
lUJtrick. •pJ Ojmr., 7 month* bocI 19 Jaj*- D'«- 
eu* mnkereJ oorc thronl. 

BODKKU.'K,— Id themniffdwlrirt. Fth. Int. of lung "f- 
fMlloo. Mionlo Bltiel, infant Jaugbltr of tnenA JOKcph 
Rfldfrick, ugeJ 1 month nnd 8 dafs. 

n.)ih tK>aieu wcr* e»rri«I b/ one hwrse •t the eiuno 

lime, OLiJ bolhfiin«r»l» preached by ihe wriler nl Iho 

■sue lime. It'XJAViN Lkib. 

HrSTElt.— In tbcSugnr KMge congi^gftlion. Dnncook 
Co.. Ohio. .Inn. lOlh. J*n»ie H.. Uoiigbter of ftieiid 
John nnd tiiicr lliini^r, »gcd 4 je»ra. * monlha and 11 
dny». Funorol eorvio** by the wriler, 

J. F. Ebcbsolb, 

WAI.DItrS— In the Springfiel'l diafrict. Tnd., Jnn, •itllb, 
infnnt JntijtMer of brother Harrison nnd Sftrnh Wiil- 
drin, ngcd yO dnye. Funernl B*r*ko8 by broiber 
Cbrislinn Weaver. Jua-i Boi.i>is. 

KING — Ncnr Dunkirk. Ohio, Jnn. 2IHb. swler Tripbenn. 
daugbler of sister Lydin King, aged 17 years. 5 monlbs 
and 'Jl day*. ScrvicM by the writer, usiHlcd by brotb- 
er E. IJoMcrnion, ftom 2 Cor. 5: 1. 

S. T. IlOSBBRMAS. 

IIACHSTBITKII.— In tho I.ick Creek church, Owen Co., 
hid., Jnn. 2:!nd, 18711, sister Siis/innn HHohstetter. nged 
70yeAni. 8 month» nnd U days. fHoernl by brother 
Da»id Culler nnd R. R. Goihom, 

JoH.v Loso. 

rAnmSON.- Lyd»n Mnrgel Cnrriaon, dnugbler of sislor 
.Sijsim Ciu'rinon. Jiin. 4tb 1879. nged 4 months nnd 27 
iliiys. Funcrnl servicoi by the writer. 

K. IlRCKU.tK. 

OOUGIINOl'It.— Near Ellthnrt. Polk Co.. low*. Jnnunry 
•24lh. I-oniii I)., son of Jlrolhcp SEvmiiol nnd sisler De- 
Iju GoiiKbnoiir. nged 10 years and 22 dnys. 
Ho 1VU9 siok aeorly n mouth. He had been ntlcnd- 

ing school very regular before he took sick, nnd studied 

rery hard— most t«o much so, aa the doctor thought. 

The nnluro of the diaense wns inflnnmlJou of the brnin. 

Tbe funciiil wns largely attended. Services by one «f the 

brelhrcu. from Hob. !•: 27. J. W. Moatx. 

STL'TZM.VN.— In Rttifgo district. Elkhart county, Ind.. 
August oli.t. brotlier John Stulunw, aged 78 yenrs, 
monlljs nnd 7 days. Pimcrnl scrvJcos by brother I-evi 

WeuTCT nnd John Metiler. 



K ■ >■ Sl.r.*k I 50 J W Bonll.^.^ *"*' I 

II,..!.!' ll.il ir „r, Sl-^kl-X I 5U.,PMIAM I to Jh '^ 
IM, J'-.«n.M. I M .S.«l, \ «,Mill.., *M J«»Sb,i^""t 
A »Aikl M ,KIIopl.in.= ^' Slmi,n CKkr. J jj ^ a^^' '''* 
Cliamb-BilC .J llP-.j»r 1 W H«yn«hm»n ISO .JeZ. "'■ 
aSiDiiltJIKl I Kln».) UN CPBorfcify 2 M Psh.lU j^"* 
T>im>r'.:t PH'Iwrl'O nriiJ«mlnTnni»rlW, CR jj^ 1 

K,ll«13ie SllMTongrrJ («J KllnMS-«i.M Gm I~, ' '" 



ItORDEB. -In Ihe same district. Oclobor 2!trd, btolber 

Williiiin IJordtT, aged 74yc(irs.-! uionlhs aud 1 day. 

Services l.y John Meuler aud Jacob Benller. from 1 

Cor. 16: 2-2. 
SHAFNliH.— In Elkharl Valley district, September 8th, 

brother Franklin Shnfiier, aged 81 years. 10 months 

aift 8 days. 

He was anointed with oitin tho nnmc of the Lord, 
nnd had a desire to be with the Lord. Thus we have 
ruason to believe that be felt asleep in the arma of Jcsijs. 
Services by I). B. Stutsman and tho writer, from llev. 
22: 12. Joiis Metzlkb. 

FIKE.— In the Milledgeville oburch. Carroll Co., 111., 

Jan. 2')lb, 187fl, of etyaipelns, brother Elias M. Fike 

iigiii 20 yoara, 2 months nnd days. 

He bore his aflliclion with Chris ian fortitude, and, 
tbough young and surrounded with nil that ho could de- 
sire to mako life happy, lie expressed a desire to depart 
and be wilb God. People addressed from 1 Thess, 4: 13, 
l>y Miclinel Uiiiiiacl aud llie writer. 

M. M. lilllELMAN. 

ULElvY.— In Ihfl Tuikey Creeck congregation, Ind., Jan. 
17tb, 1871), of lung fuvor, Minnie Klixahcth Ulcry, in- 
fant daugblci- of brother Levi and sister Catheiine 
riery, agtit 11 rnoiilb* and 12 days. Funeral by John 
i(. Miller and the writer. Daniel Wteoxq. 

{'ARTER.— In the bouuds of the St. Vrain ohuroli, Rould- 
cr Co., Colorado, Jan. 16th, brother J. H, C, Carter, aged 
CD years. 
Ho leaves a qorrawing wife (a sLslor) and six chil- 
dren to mourn ]ii|'dcparturo. Some days before his death 
bo called for the elders of (ho church, to i>e anointed in 
the name of the Lord. Wns fully rosigued to the will of 
God, and died with a full hope aod prospect .jf a blexsed 
immortality. I-'unernI diucoiirso by the umlervigncd 
He wo^ the first adult member of this arm of Ihc chureU 
taken from us by dcnib air.co il« orgaciiation four years 
ago. A large concourse of friends followed him to his 
la*t resting: place. .J. S. Flout. 



W. U. R. R. TIME TABLE. 



Mltlil tUl'nw 1 -,; ^ )i; 

KAST not Ml 

Day fixiinv !■ M 

X!gh« to.i.tT-i , V il 

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T[rkriaHn'«>l.t r.'talviL'Iinliii mil). I „.—„c,.,. i,,.,ri. uir.ii,. ,li.„> 
c»».i«lluii „l \V«I.Tn Li,ioii ,I.iiicH,«., I., A. .^M^U. Ay^i.l 

Passenfiers for Chicago sliuulil leave Lanark at 
12:21 P. M.;niii to the Western t'nioti .Iiuictioii; 
here thfv need w;iit Imt live iiiiniite.'* f.u tiie Clu- 
caji... MilM.uiK.T .111.1 St. I'.iiil luss.-iijjL-r li:ini jui.l 
tiiusi-e;u-h('liini-..;it.7;4:> tliesame .■vniini.'.' To 
reaeJi Laii;iik lii.m Clueayo; yo to l-'l. W;iviie lU- 
pi.t. l;ik>- the CliiLiijio, Milwatikee and si. Paiil 
tiMiii ;it tivi- ill tin- tveuiug; run North to the W. 
U. Juuctitm.i liiiuiie cars for Lanark, and arrive 
here at 2:21 in the morning. 



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StuIunai>2nn..Aiir«n BcrkrjtMl* 
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1, Ilrrkry S 10 J D Uo'i^li 

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POOR FUND. 

«■ vtoockiiowlcsjgorruni wuuk to wank niannf.rrccj, 
indine llip nnBTiiFiKS *T WoiiK In poon titugKU, n| 
' "lo nupcr. TliMV lendiag inonv)' for llili nun 



.iKoja mMp illiillnctly ttut tl !• Tor Ibe Poor Fdni>. Wowgu 
td lo hnvo cvcrr niuder wJio laoi* uIiId, to oanlritiulu ta 
(imfl. Hint tlin li«irt« of lunliy poor inamlinre ttihy lio nu 
cclting llie putwr, and cbcsiud by rMdlng tL<i gwid i 
helptng linnil, nnij do goni to lli(> )K>or. 
D. Xnlipr, Jolni-oriOr.M.i 

A yrtend , 

Mni.S.Pronon.I^nr...^ I ■ i ■ 
D.Cl>nti>l'pn.Mlcli.-- 

J. K, OlIiiBPr. Moiitgoiii. n -.1 

J. Rooli, FrciKTltk Co., M.ir,i..,.i 
Udtii, 01>i'.> 



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J. KWrn...i,.\ll. ■'.'■■ '■ 

J. X. Brum ;i. 

J. K. Kti.'r>.il.., Ci.n ■■' 

It. Price, f.. 

W.n. BMlmr, Mliinii r 

W. Wnllaee, Onimly C\. , i ■■ 

A.B. Binli.Oliiti 

1). Fornny.Koaciutkor' . r.i i 
J. WoyliHslit, ICuwlugka Co., 
M. Emincrt. OglvCu.,111 



PAPERS SENT TO TlIK POOH. — Bslow v« aelinn 
week 111 vivcli tlic uiiinbiir uf |iii]icn gciit to poor m«iiiljer 
liillluls only) iiri<l |ia1d Tot oiil u( tbu nbovo fimd, clmrgliii; 
Inr n ymu tor Ihip ihiiht : 
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8.0.,Ko« Uiiveu Cviil 
J. M. Mcdirny, Oliiu 
J. D., Llngnnoce.Md . 
■I. R., Lintmuoni, Md 
\V. S..DcUii,Old«... 
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OUTSIDBUS PUNU 

Tb'EBK aru Ihouuiids, not luciuUDn at I 
smtly boQoSlftd liy nwjia); llio Bkitiibi^n . 
ftnd In i:iili'r lo rrnch m rnnnv of ftilt cItM 

Slltivnil ulfiir: Scud iia Ibo niidiL.* ot tiicb 
rend nnd nfipredute Iho palier, «nd wo will 
fiitfr Ihini In u Ixiok, »» llioy corns iu, anil ivnil tlirni Ibe laji 
M the monoy can lie ntlsed lo pay tor It, clmiclag but udo dulli 
no]i<i nil uiir rniilon wiU make donMlon* to tliU ruiid, tnd tli 
lut lo do n Kocd work ninniiu thoae wlioac namci oiuy Iw fiirniinlnl i 
Wln'ii "I'tidliig uioiipy for till* imrlHMC. nlwHyg itiite diillnclly th.lli] 

Ik'luv Ht> acknowledge. Troin w»e)c to wunk, i 

itudpBpeniunt nut: 

8. PuterlmiigU. Ill , , , 

ABiutlier. , 

J. Slulininn, DnrkuO... mIim. 
ti. A. Turner, Oliin... 
B. A. Kurtl^ I'lritt Cu, 111 
J.B.Kuir, UiHin Ca.., Iiiil 
Mrt.M.I). l)i'>iloii.Svi.><.> I .■■ 

L. Yoani;, Ol'lo 

M.Emmprt.OglttCn., Ill 
I'rivltnuly rciiorled... 

Tuliil to dnlc. . 



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II. Wllll^ AxUlund Ci;.,''i|n- 
G. W.M.ycni, l{aiL . 
.\I.I!:.If<'l<y, UnnlSL>in.'r.' ■ ■ n. . 
J. C. Milllgun. lloior, '.< 

T.McConntl.O 

S, NoLnMigcr, WiulilnKton. l.,«.. 

S. Witioti. Hurt Co,, Ky 

J.OumliQg, Sandiuky Ci., <>. . 
Will Loow.Scncicd Co,, n 

C. Snari.ly,Spii.TaC..,.n 

D. Iliibrr, t:alonCo,..Mi' ■: 
y~ Kiiimvrt, Sail 8iilili> i'.. , I ■ 
S 1>. Sanyer, Oglo Co., Ill 
I'rovioiuly repcrled, , . 

Totnl tndiitc . ,.,. 



The Gospel Hammer, and Highway Grader, w "-''JJ 
-neani^l lr„m rbe Way of Life. By S, IL U"*!"'''- ^'^ 
a Cloih, I'riey, 60 cents, or seven coyiti So.lW- 

Mooaiaw aad Jackson's Eebate, on Trine ljnm<rk.-i* 

' c. Luiiiid in eloib. I'licc, ;iO cenlB- 
. g" Any of the above works aeoi post-paid on r« I 
of the annexed price. Address: ' 

UOOBE k ESHELUAN, 

LANABE, Carroll Co.. i 



The Brethren At Work. 



'Behold I Bririg You Good Tidings of Great Joy, which Shall he to All People.'''' — Ldkb 2: 10. 



Vol. IV. 



Lanark, 111., February 20, 1879. 



No. 8. 



BDITKD AWD P0BL18HED WEEKLY 
H. MOORE a M. M. ESHELMAN. 



SPECIAL CONTRIBOTORS: 



a. H. MILLER. - 
J ff . STEIN, - 
jj TiNIMAN, - 
p. B. MENTZEB, 
KATTIB A. LEAB. 



LAJJOQA, LND. 
- NEWTONIA, MO. 

- - VIRDEN. ILL. 
-WAYlfESIlORO, PA. 

- URBAUA, ILL. 



THE CONTENTS VOL. 4, NO. 8. 

EPiToHiAL AiiTif:r,E6: Page 

XUe KUlev iind Younger.— J. H. Moore 4 

Tlie UM Order,— M. M. Eshelman 4 

House Burned.- '■ 5 

An ExpUm^tioii : .^ 

CONTHU'lTED AltTICLES: 

Tlie I'it«nil Interpretation of tlie Holy Script- 

yj.ea,_Aiex W. Reese Number 2 1 

A Visit to Sliaker Town.— Landon West 2 

God ft Consuming Fire.— J. R. Hoffer 

Sipna follow them.— D. L. Williams fl 

(Jutstions Answered,— Maltie A. Lejir tl 

Tlif Teiicliingfi of Jesus.— .James Wirt <( 

TliH "I'uve of."— S. J. Harrison r. 

ruuenU yermon.— It. H. Miller 1 

COKKllsro.SDENCE: 

From Wliite Hock, Kansas.- James L. Swit^nr " 
From Il'*l>'iblic (_'o., Kansas.- S. C. Haslior.. 7 

From Home Cliurch, Ohio.— Jesse Calvert 1 

From F. F. I^cphr 7 

Frtim Black River Churcli.Oliio.— O. J. Mvers 7 

From Fulton Co., Pa.— W.R. Truax 7 

From Whitely Creek, I!!.— James F. Davis 7 

From Creaton, Iowa.— (ieorge \V. Keim 7 

Sundav-school Convention.— A. W. Bowman... 7 

From I>. -N'- Wnrkmuu 7 

From Central Illinoi8.—K. Heckman 7 

From Pike Creek Cburcli, 111.— Lewis LeDuc. H 

From Monticello, lad.- J. A. Weaver 5 

selected: 
An Appeal from a Lady to the Gentlemen — 'A 

A Small Audience " 

Ueturn of the Jews '> 

Covetousness ■'• 

FOETRY : 

Make Childhood Sweet « 

Xever Failing Bank ^ 



FUNERAL SERMON OF JOHN 

STUDEBAKER, OF SOUTH 

BEND, IND. 



HY B, U. UILLEIt. 



"I have fought a good light, I have linished my 
course, I have kept the laith. Henceforth there is 
acrownof righteousness which the Lord, the right- 
eous Judge shall give meat that day; and not to 
me only, but unto all them also that love his appear- 
ing," 2 Tim. 4:7. 8. 

THIS text was selected by brother John Stu- 
(lebaker. something near five years before 
his death, to be used at his funeral, because it 
would in Mome degree express tlie feelings of his 
own heart, which he wished to have impressed 
upon i\w minds of his family and friends when 
they came to the last farewell tocoDsigu him to his 
resting-place, to await the great resurrection 
when the glory of all his hopes will be fully 
realized. 

There are several points in this text to which 
we refer in their order, hoping that these raav, 
as the old father seemed to desire, he left a last- 
ing monument in the memory of his children, 
on wliich is written the life, the experience, th*- 
hope of their father. It is not needed that we 
speak now of him personally as it has been done 
in the papers of your town. 

The liinguugf of the text gives the impre-sive 
figure of an uldsoMier when his warfare i^s en- 
ded, passing from his labor to his reward. It is 
hw l.vsi l„.,k back <.v«r the many Imrd-fouglit 
battles of his life. He says first. " I liave fought 
a good fight." This language expresses the 
f'-'^liug ut the apo>tl-. wh.'u hL-contemplateH the 
Hfe of the Chistian wilh it^ trials and labors as 
« warfare ended, the victory won. and the old 
soldier lays hi^ armor by. The soldier's life is 
full of iuterfcttt, trials and dangers— his com- 
mon lot; watching and fighting his great 



work. Though the battle be hard and long, the 
fight is a good one, because it brings the victo- 
ry at last. How well this thought in the text 
applies to father Studebaker; he could look back 
over a long life full of trials, misfortunes and 
sufferings, but deliverance and victory have 
come. The last battle is over. His passport 
sealed to go home. But ere he starts, he selects 
this text to tell us, the fight in all its troubles, 
has been a good one. 

Our old father spent nearly fifty years in the 
service of the Master. In all that time the good 
tight has been the great work of bis life — the 
cause of Christianity, the strictest honesty, 
charity to the poor, even beyond his ability, 
to do good to all around him, and ever contend 
for the faith once delivered to the saints, have 
made the great and unwavering features in his 
long life. Well might he look back over 
his labors, and with the apostle say, " I have 
fought a good fight." 

Another thought making this text impressive, 
the warfare; it is not alone for the benefit of the 
soldiers, but mainly for the good of others. 
Thousands reap the reward 61" the soldier's suf- 
fering and victories. Many rejoice in peat^^e 
and prosperity, where the soldier bled and died 
for the cause of others. So the apostle in many 
hard fights suffered long. And how many are 
richly blessed by the labors ot that soldier of 
the Cross. So, too. our old father, a faitliful 
soldier in bis integrity, fought the battles of 
life for the good of others, teaching and defend- 
ing the sacred principles of his religion, in in- 
dustry and honesty, thus laying the founda- 
tion of prosperity for the family, who in busi- 
ness and influence are equal to any in the West. 
They, to-day, should look back to the life of 
their father and feel the truth of the text, that 
he has " fought a good fight" for them. This 
thought, too, sweetens the bitterest cup in 
the life of the soldier, to see his sufiering is the 
cotfiu in which the richest jewels are kept. In 
the land of contest and trial, the golden sheaves 
are gathered for the angel harvest. So, too, the 
church as well as his family may also 
look hack and see his labor for fifty years often 
more than he was able to bear, and witness too, 
that he has " fought a good fight." 

Second, the apostle says, " I have finished my 
course." In this, is expressed the feelings of 
one who has laid down the cross and is ready, 
waiting to receive the crown. The work is fin- 
ished; then comes the change from labor tore- 
ward. Uh, how sweet is rest to the worn out 
and atticted soldier, when he receives his long 
furlow to go home; his final discharge sign- 
ed; his passport sealed. He gently sings, 
" When I can lay my armor by. 
And dwell with Christ at home." 
The Christian .-^ees much oi God in the work 
when it is finished; trials, aflictions and sorrows 
may have made up its days and years, but God 
appointed them all, and his divine power safe- 
ly keeps his faithful soldier when the storms of 
sorrow rage. The work i^ finished; how good 
it is for the soldier who can stay till his work 
IS well done. He takes his passport and goes 
home; but he leaves the work he has finished, a 
blessing to all behind him. The apostle has 
gone home, but what a glory in the work he 
has left us. How many bright Christian exam- 
ples are left a shining monument where the 
work is finished and the laborer gone home! So 
it is with our old father; hi't place in the family 
circle is vacant, but his Christian example still 
lives in the hearts of his family and friends— a 
treasure richer than jewels and more Insting 
and bright than marble glass; and we pray that 
that example may ever live in all iw power and 
influence, when other years have come, still 
pointing the dear ftimily to the Lamb of God 
that taketh away the sin of the world. 

Third: "I have kept the laith." This is an- 
other look I'aul takes over his past life, and 
speaks of the great joy and comfort in his faith 
unshaken, unwavering, when he comes to cross 



the river. Through all the misfortunes of life, 
in perils by land and sea, in prison, in stripes, 
and among false brethren. His eternal inheri- 
tance in saving faith never failed him. lu the 
cold, damp dungeon at Philippi, his feet made 
fast in the stocks, faith could find songs at mid- 
night to sing of redeeming love, and cheer the 
prisoner with the hopeol immortal life, and the 
crown of righteousness soon to be given. His 
faith in God, he kept to the last, even when led 
to the block of Nero, and all men had forsaken 
him; "Nevertheless" said he, "the Lord stood 
by me to strengthen me." 

How true, the same unwavenng faith in ihe 
life of our old father. In adversity or in pros- 
perity, in sickness or in health, his faith nev- 
er failed in its strength, or wavered in its firm- 
ness. But in all his reverses in Ohio, when all 
was lost, faith was still his strong support. In 
poverity and want, he ever worked in the cause 
of the Master. His trust in God, sure aud stea<l- 
fast, and when nearly six long years, par lyzed 
and helple-ss, all his work turned into faith, it 
was all and all to him. When I visited him 
last, a little before his death, though our ac- 
quaintance wosintimatefor nearly twentyyears, 
I could not be sure he knew me, for he was 
speechless. But when we got the Testament 
to read, and have a season of prayer with him, 
he would bow his head and point his palsied 
hand to the sacred Volume, showing us clearly 
that, while his body was sinking down under 
attiiction, his faith would rise in its strength 
above all the weaknesses disease could bring, 
and stand his strong support when death's man- 
tle was spread around him. 

"Henceforth there is a crown of righteous- 
ness which the Lord the righteous judge shall 
give me at that day." A crown implies all the 
honor, and power and wealth that can be con- 
ferred upon the conqueror when the warfare is 
elided. This Paul uses to represent the glory 
of eternal life given to the soldier of the Cross 
when the victory is won. ''By henceforth" Paul 
means the crown is now ready, waiting for me; 
not a crown of gold, pearls and diamonds to 
give earthly honors and power, but a crown 
of righteousness to give the heir of God; "an 
inheritance incorruptible, undefiled that fadeth 
not away reserved in heaven" given when 
crowns of gold and diamonds have lost their 
value. 

Our old father would have this text at his fu- 
neral, because it points his Children to his 
htipe in the crown of righteousness, richer than 
all earthly things, and waiting for him beyond 
the river. "The Lord, the righteous judge shall 
give" that crown when the soldier gets his last 
discharge and comes home. It is not a boun- 
ty of a few acres of land, or a few dollars in 
money. But a right to sit with him on hi-* 
throne. Oh, the crown of righteousness which 
gives the right ol him who gives the crown, 
and made kings and priests in the resurrection 
made in the glorious likeness of the Son of God, 
crowned to reieu with him forever. 

This crown the Lord will give at that duy. 
There is a day, u time appointed when the 
Judge shall give the crowu. We may all soon 
change worlds, then go and take the crown, 
when the Judge s lys. " Come ye blessed of my 
Fath(?f, inherit the kingdom"— you are now 
crowned; for that yotiratreeti are paved with 
richer jewels, your jasper walls and gates of 
pearls finer than earthly kings have ever worn. 
As Abraham would look for a '*city whose mak- 
er and builder is God." so our old lather did. 
out of his amiotioiia, look to that city, and feel 
that the "crown is waiting for me." Out ot 
his long afflictions on earth, he could look be- 
yond the river, to that citj where no more sick- 
ness or sorrow, pain or death ever enter its jas- 
per walls: no funeral trains ever walk its gold 
en streets. , 

" And not to me only, bat unto hll them that 
love his appearing." Thisshowa the ardent de- 
sire of the apostle for the welfare of others; 



still like the faithful aoldier,h is warfare isnotfor 
himsflf only, but also for the good of others: 
like this great government, is the fruit of the 
revolutionary mtruggle our father; made. The 
soldier then fought and bled for our good as 
well as his own. So the apostle, in all his la- 
bor and work of life, toiled and suffered for his 
brethren, aud when he left the field of i»attle to 
take his crown, would not go till he tells his 
brethren the same glory is waiting for them. This 
point iu the text wo can realize when we think 
how great are the blewings given to thechurch by 
the labors of the apostle. What a heritage for 
alter generations has been given by the labors 
of this old apostle, to lead them on to righteous- 
ness and to victory, to lay down the cross and 
take up the crown. How truly this beautifol 
thought in our text, "not for me only" applies 
to the life of father Studebaker. Few men 
ctnild be found who had mor*- couceni for the 
welfare of others than he. His charities wer« 
often more than his circumstances would allow; 
his family, the church, and the poor, were three 
great objects in the work of his busy life; never 
forgotten in his poverty nr alHiction. or chang- 
ed when better circum>taui-es came; and we are 
glad to see, that after so much labor and love 
in his eventful life, plenty and peace crowned 
his old age. This text points his children hack 
to all the lib >ni of his life, with the thought, 
"not for me only" and turns us to his crown of 
glory, taken with the wurds "nut for me only." 
In conclusion, a few words to the family, and 
we are done. To our old mother, who has been 
bereaved of her husband, we can turn with no 
earthly comforts aufficifint to fill the heiu't left 
aching by death. In your dirlining years your 
pathway must he Irnelyand droar, even amidst 
all the comforts earth can give. But you can 
turn from these sorrows of earth, where death 
is written u[ion all, to the brightest hopes of 
eternal life, and from the grave of a risen Sav- 
ior, learn the glories of a resurrection in the 
likeness of the far off God. Go to the throne of 
grace, where the powers of the resurrection can 
reach you, and there "wait all the days of yonr 
ajipointed time till your vhangi- come." Trust 
in God for support and help wln-n all the pow- 
ers of eatth have failed, for he is able to moke 
"all things work together for good to them 
that love him." 

And to you children, we would say, though it 
seems there is no need thi:t we should tell yoa 
bow great your duty to your weeping mother^ 
for you whose kindness never failed in the long 
afllictions ot your father, cannot fail to appre- 
ciate all the importance of the duty you now 
owe to a good mother, when atfiiction, old age 
and weakness have come upon her. All her 
eujoVment in this life is shallow in the cup. and 
must be filled with the love and kindneiis of her 
children. And we are gliul to see the Christian 
example of your father is brightly living in 
your memory, and we pray God that the busy 
scenes of coming years may never destroy the 
memory of such a lather from your hearts. We 
would not tell you not to weep, but rather 
thauk God that children have tears to shed, 
when bidding tUrewell to one who has done so 
much for them. But we pray you will long 
treasure in your hearts tlie bright example 
death cannot destroy, and may it turn yonr 
hearts more to the si»iril world, when you go 
to his grave to weep. But O take with you the 
empty tomb of the risen Savior to cheer the 
darkness of death with the glories of a resur- 
rection, "when this conuptib'e shall put on in- 
corruption, aud tins mort;il put on immortal- 
ity," and all the sorrows ol death are swallowe^l 
up in the hope of eternal life. There you can 
find a reiuion not to sorrow as those who have 
no hope. May God bless you all. 



It is little troubles that wear the heart out. 
It is easier to throw a boinbahell u mile than a 
feather — even with artillery. 



Ti-iJ'j KJiK'i'i-iHK>: j\'L^ avohk:. 



Febru 



ary Qq 



NEVER FAILING BANK. 

IHAVK jinevcr railing Btink, 
A moiv Hum goldpn stor**: 
No earthly bank in half no rich. 
How tlicn can I be poor? 

'TU wht'H my «tock in Hjjfiit 'UiJ gon*"' 

And I without r groat. 
I'm glad to Ii«ti'n U> my Bank, 

And tx-g a littlo noli>. 

Sometimes my Banker smiling Hnya, 
Why don't you ottncr coiiu'? 

And wh-'ti I draw a little ftot*-. 
Why not a larger Hum? 

Why live ko ni^gard'y ^"^ pfior? 

Your Hank containK a plenty; 
Why fomi-and tak*- a one-pound not*. 

When you might have twenty? 

Ye*, twi-iity thousand ten time* told, 

Ih but a trifling num. 
To what your Father haa laid up, 

Secure in Christ hiH Son. 

Since, then, my Banker i» mo rich, 

I have no eaiiw to know; 
I'll live upon rny cajih lo-day, 

And draw again fo-inorrow. 

I've bi;en n thoiii*and timen I)cfore 

And never been njected; 
Sometimes mv Banker gives me more 

Than a»ki-d for or expected. 

Hometime* I've felt a little proud. 

I've managed things «o clever; 
But, oh. before the day ih gonr-, 

I felt JW Jioor fw ever, 

SometimeH willi iluHlifru in my face. 

•IiiHt at the door I ntand, 
I knew if Mo^eM kept uie Uirk, 

I ^iii'i-ly liiiint. hi'dniiined. 

Should all the bankH in Britain fail, 
The hank of Kngliuid xiiiiwh, 

BririK in your iwU* to Zion'» Bank— 
\ ou'|] »un Jy have your u-uh. 

And if yon hrive but one fiimill iwli; 

I'l'iir not to bring it in; 
(Jome boldly to the Bnnlt of Oraeo, 
Tliu Btuiker iu within. 

All (nrKL'd notes will he refusi'd; 

MenV merit-* are njeeti'd; 
There 'h not (ixingle note will paiw, 

'J'luit (iod Inui n:it ucce])ted. 

The Brink is full nf pren'onn noteM, 
All Nigned and sealed and free; 

Tliongh miinv doubting hohIs may miy. 
Tliuro is iiotono for mc. 

Bare unbelief will lead theehild, 

To Hay what !« nut true, 
I tell the Noul tlint is selMiwt, 

These notett belong to you. 

Seh-ctedby Hakkikt Bid 



THE LITERAL INTERPRETATION 
OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES. 

HV AI,KX W. KltK.si'. 

Nl'MltKK n. 

•' But heftHhwetcd nndwaid, it is written thou 
shalt not live by hrend alone, but by every woi*d 
that proceedeth out of the iliouth of Ood." 
Mnti. 4: 4. 

OIUECTION. But "we nre mwd by 
gnicf, tliiough fjiitli, iinil that not 
qf ouiselvos; it is the gift of Gcul. If 
of fnitli, it is then no niort; of works." 
Sucli being the ciwe, how tbtm cnn i/ap- 
tiy/u bet-aseutial to 8iilvjiti<»n — the litci- 
al act of wftshino; l)y wntori 

Anawer. Very true, we are saveil 
by grace, not by water, and throny;ii 
faith, which is merely the inslrument of 
our salvation — out* of tiie prime factors 
in the great work of ntanV rt'dennitioti 
from ruiu and sin — but the man who 
considers baptism non-essential to tiiat 
work, and wlio, in positive violation of 
God's Word, refitMe.t to ljebapti.ztjil, could 
give no surer evidence that he lias neith- 
er r^pfinttiUffi iior faith. Tlie heart of 
sueh a raan,>o far from being tilled with 
humble penitence and suhmissiun to 
God's will, is full of rebellion against 
God and his Holy Word. So far re 
movftA is he from *' a living faith," and 
hnmility of heart that is acceptable in 
the -^ight of (iod: he is Hterallv " dead 



I in treiipasses and in sins"— he M yfit *' in 
the gall of bitternewt and bond of fniqni' 
ty;" having " a name to live" while he 
IH dea(J." 

Objection. Hut how about the thief 
on the croHM? He wtwnoihaptized, and 
yet Christ, on hi« ex|>reMion of faith 
alone, declared to him in tin* agonies of 
death, "Today shalt thou be with me 
in Paradis*^!" 

A RHWer, Thf-re was no comtiiand 
given to the thief on the cross to be bap- 
■d. It wasan impoKsibility for him 
to be Imptized. He was a malefactor, 
suffering the extreme penalty of the law 
under a Pagan government. He wa'^ in 
the iron grip of a stern inexoralde fate. 
There was no e-ncape, Christ himself 
was" numbered with the IrauHgressors," 
and a victim to the --ame despotic law. 
Had Christ r'ommandi'd bajitifm for the 
thi'-fthen must liehaveexerted hisdivine 
jjower, and woi-ked a miracle in behalf 
of this violater of law in order to make 
it'jjosHible fru- him Xai obey. 

Hut (ioddeniaridf* no impossibilities of 
men. He only iler/iands at their hanilw 
hut he himself declarer to be bnt their 
reaNoanbleservict*. P>iit he//'y#y command 
youand meto rejient. bi;licve,ani! bi^/'///^- 
tizr^f, and there is no]>romise for us \n\- 
IcMS wr- do. 

Besides all this, the Testator wo-i then 
alive, he had not left his will behind 
him, by compliance with the piovislons 
of which we can only *' inherit eternal 
life." Christ had the gift of eternal 
life in Iiis own hands — lie could best<nv 
it n])oii whomsoever, and in what mau- 
ner he chose, lie could say to tlie woman, 
" Thy sins be foi-^-iven thee" he rould 
saj', " 'J'hy faith hath made the whole." 
Hut the Testator has gone from earth. 
He has left his will behind, and we aie 
to conifl into lieiishipin accordance with 
the provisions of tJiat will, and iniw 
iithcr limy. 

Objection. liut wt- think you lay too 
much htressonminoi- matters- -non' essen- 
tials, etc., such asdi-ess, taking of oaths, 
wasiiing feet, wearing jewelry etc. — 
while you arc inclined to neglect "the 
w eightier matters of the law." These 
little thinu'M we regard as the "mint, the 
cummin, the arise." « 

An^wer. This is the great delusion of 
the age I So impernieated with the 
"faith alone" doctrine is the popular 
mind, that the great doctrine of Gospel 
obedieuceis almost totally ignoi-ed. "Hi 
liev{<! only believe!" is proclaimed, not 
only trom every sacred desk in village, 
hamlet and town, and re-echoed from 
the lowly log " meeting-house" of the 
illiterate negro, to the metropolitan 
hurch gorgeous in its imitation of pagan 
architecture, where 

" fhrouvih the lone drawn aiwle and frctt^'d vault 
The pealing anthem sounds its notes ot praise," 
imt the refrain is caught up by stroll- 
ing adventurers, and peripatetic evangel 
ists wlio peddle out the same kid-glove 
and rose-water gospel on the most ac- 
commodating terms, and at bed-rock 
pri(!e8 — (all per "spot cash.") 

If Cicero, a Pagan Orator, could ex- 
i-laim, " the times are changed, a«d we 
change with them!" how much more 
could an impartial historian say this, 
contrasting t^e faith in (-hristas preach- 
ed in the days of the apostle Paul with 
the presen* -status of popular Christian* 
ity. If one portion of God's Word may 
be changed in ihe iniert-st of any one. 
sect's peculiar views, why not another 
portion in behalf of some other denomi- 
national view? If the Bajnist may re- 
translate the Wi^lf to sustaiu single im- 
mersion, why not the Methodist and oth- 
er Pedo-baptist sects, to U[iho]d and de- 



fend sprinkling infants and otherwise 
If one man may talc*- liberties with the 
iuspired text, wherefore not another? 
"My views are as ^ood as yours." And 
this door once opened, no power on earth 
can shut! 

Is not the taking of oaths, of all <Ie 
scription. positively forbidden in the 
^)crii)tures? With what sort of confist- 
ency then, can one calling himself a fol- 
lower of Christ, do this God-forbidden 
thing? Is not the wearing of gold, and 
jewelry, and costly array equally forbid- 
den to the ffdlower of Christ? How 
then ran a follower of the " meek and 
lowly Jesus" so disregard the command 
of his Master as to adorn his perishing 
body with these idle gewgaws, which at 
best, but minister to earthly vanity and 
pride? God says you must not do these 
things. Modern Christianity says, "these 
things are not essential to salvation- 
wear them if you like". What mockery 
of Christ is this! 

Sometime siuce, not very long ago, a 
great " revival" meeting — a " union" 
meeting, was started in this town by a 
couple of traveling evangelists, assisted 
by all the pastors of the local churclies. 
The meetiu'^ continuetl for several con- 
secutive Weeks, and over two hundred 
conversions were claimed as the " net 
proceeds" of the work. Curiosity, per 
imps mo]-e than anything else, led me to 
attend one of the night meetings which 
was held in one of our large and fash- 
ionable churches. The structure was 
densely packed— I was about to say 
fj-om pit to gallery, and, indeed, the au- 
iliem-e looked not unlike that one might 
oliserve at the opera or tirst class theatre. 
There was the floating of white ostrich 
l)lume8 over velvet bouueta and hats — 
the rustle of silks, the faint, sweet odor 
of costly perfumes, the glitter of gold, 
the Hash and sparkle of jewels, the flut- 
tering of gay, parti colored ribbons and 
scarfs, the waving of delicate, spray- 
like, feathery faiLs^ in soft, white jewel- 
ed bands. The woman in scarlet shawl 
was there, and the hunilde Christian in 
patent-leather booti<, "in jiurple and in 
line linen," and diamond breast jiin was 
at her nide. One of the evangelists, plad 
in faultless black presided at the organ, 
and conducted the exercises in praise — 
with every motion of his body, the soft 
rays of light from the chandeliers reflect- 
ed and sparkled fj'oiii the diamond pin 
in his bosom. He sang a highly sensa- 
tional song, 

"Almost Persuaded," 
At the conclusion of this performance 
he arose, came to the front of the plat- 
form, and made a brief harangue to the 
audience. He stated that if any one in 
the crowd wished to confess Christ — to 
speak a word for Jesus, now was their 
time. Don't delay! Speak at once! Be 
quick! Time is precious! Just a word! 
Be brief! Long speeches are not want- 
ed! Any of you over there! (indicat- 
ing a certain part of the house). You 
over there! (indicating by a gesture an- 
other!) You here in front 6tc. The ar- 
yumentum ad homiuem acted like a 
iharm. Several penitents arose in i|uick 
succession, and made a few stereoiyped 
and trite remarks, and then subsided to 
the evident relief of all well-balanced 
minds. 

One highly dressed sister, sparkling 
with jewelry, redolent with perfume, 
and L-iiirying .-i .vuowy b-arher of great 
length ovi-r a blaek .silk velvet hat, arose, 
in my immedi.ite vicinity, and in a trem- 
ulous voice, faintly echoed the j)opular 
refrain, " I love Jesus!", .,,,[ ,. 

I looked at this vain womjanl, coveted 
with these (Jod-forbidden deckings of 



human pride, and the words of j^jj^ 
rose involuntarily to my mind: *' It'any 
man saith I kuow birji, and keepeth Dot 
bis commandments, he ih a liar and the 
truth is not in him." 

Objection. "Then you think this wo. 
man, though she says she loves Jeaug 
will be lost, because she was fashionably 
dressed I 

Answer. I did not say so. but wil] 
}io>t say that she will be saved living i^ 
open and palpable violation of-God'n 
Holy Word l" 

Ah ! um I well— ah ! oan't gay that she 
uilll Then you think iiohodij but tht^ 
Jfunkard's will be saved!!! 

Answer. Has anything of the sort 
been intimated in the present discussion 
on my part? I think candor will com. 
pel you to say there has not. Are not 
the positions ^ve assumed amply sustain- 
ed by the Scriptures of divine truths As 
to mere opinions of men about the wurd" 
the ditierence .amolmts to but little; one 
man's opinion beingaboutas good as an- 
other's. But when (iod speaks, why should 
man seek to evade, or explain away the 
plain meaning of the word? Is not this 
a perilous course?. 

If Christ has commanded us to wash 
one another's feet, enforcing the com- 
mand by ])ersonal example, what should 
we care what man may say, or do uuto 
us! Do God's people need more than 
this? If so. then we may well doubt 
theu' professions of " faith aloue" in 
Christ. If we are commanded in the 
Book of Inspiration — not once merely, 
but repeatedly, to "greet one another 
with a holy kiss!" What but hnmaii 
pride and rebflHon .igainst God, shall 
keep us from obeying the Word of God. 
Does it matter that we call ourselves the 
friends of Christ it we cast contempt on 
his authority and Word? "Ye are my 
friends" says C^hrist, "if ye do whatso- 
ever," (mark that word, ^^lohatHoetiev) 1 
comm.Hud you." 

Those who obey God's Word — " that 
fojnn of doctrine once delivered to the 
saints," will be saved whoever else \\\a.y 
not; whether they be called Dunhinls 
or not, and none others will; God ha.s 
so declared; "and if God. be for us who 
.shall be against us?" i^ ,. t 

Wtwrenshwi'tj, Mo. jMUTd 



A VISIT TO SHAKER TOWN. 



liY l,ASUi>S 



DUKIXG our stay with the brethren 
atZii 



at Zimmerman, in Green Co., Ohio, 
and on Saturday January, 18th, on which 
day we had no meeting in day-tiiiif, 
Brother Rideuour and ourself walked 
up from brother Daniel Shoup's, where 
we had lodged, to see and learn what we 
could of our 

SUAKElt FlUKNDS. 

Upon arriving at their home, we went 
first into a building used as a shop, where 
we met an old man, alone and at work, 
to whom we introduced ourseivt*^, and 
then told the objects of our visit. 

This old man is named Moses East- 
wood, aged seventy-five years, a native 
of Ohio, and reared up in the society o\ 
which he is now an elder. We thought 
ourselves fortunate to thus meet one ot 
the societies' oldest and best men, and 
so we made free to ask questions, and he 
was (juite free to answer. 

The following is a summary: The 
name of theii' village at this place i-^ 
Water- Vleit, and the farm is located in 
both Green and Montgomery counties, 
and their home is five miles east of the 
Dayton court house, and near to the 
Xenia Koad. There are two homes in 
the village, one foi- the ao-ed and the 




U'JtlK HHKXHl^KN -A.T WORK. 



tht: m'ul'lle n: 



youth 



tber 1***" I 

h"lJren. Thi- main buililings are brick, I 
\ botb arc large aod commodious, 

' all jrood land, a large part of 

^ ■ ' * devoted to tarniiug aud grazing. 



etc. 
room. 



^. I finite a large orchard of hoth Itirg, 
* i BUiall fruits. They have a number 
'f outbuildmgs, such as barns, sllops, 
"^ also a mill, chapel and school- 
Only a short time aso, tbey lost 
barn by fire; supposed to have been 
t on fire by some one smoking in it, 
while lodging there for the night. 

^Ijey are much imposed ujion by the 
o-called tramps, and also by .some w ho 
j,e know n as being, " Winter Shakers." 
But although fully aware of the fact, 
jljey did not complain or say hard things 
J is very often done by others. And 
were told by others, that they, the 
Sliak^fSi *'''-■ ™''J' S'^"'^ '" lodgestraugers 
and to feed the hungry. 

TUKll: KAITTr. 

Xbey believe that both the Old and New 
X,.staments are llevelatious from God, 
ind they also lielieve in a present and 
sontiuual revelation. This, they be- 
lieve, is by visions to certain ones by olJ> 
tainiu" knowledge, and these th«y al- 



should also lie provided for. When el- 
der Hall had returfled to where we were, 
he began a very pleasant conversation, 
and seems to be a ra,an quite intelligent. 
He s.aid th^y did not invite othei-s to eat 
with them because of the ceremonies 
wliile at table. These we did not see, 
but suppose the statements correct. He 
said that all of each family eat at the 
same time, aud in the same room, but 
the males at one table and the females 
at another. All kneel and prsiy (in si- 
lencel both before and after meals. They 
regard every meal as a sacrament, and 
that while it is being eaten there is not 
a word spoken, unless something may be 
lacking to some, or something has been 
overlooked. He said that the food w.as 
spread on the table in sections, all the 
same, and each one in the same way, and 
that each section was just for four 
persons and no more; and these, seateil 
in a scpmre, had some of everything 
on the table. There was mo.stly one sis. 
ter who did not sit at the first talde, 
but served others supplying whatevir 
was lacking. They eat no pork, but use 
beef and luutton, but sparingly. We 
.wer&.'soon asked to come and eat, and 



authority belonging to their particular 
offices. 

The duty of elders, both male and fe- 
male, is to gi»vern the families under 
their charge, in connection with a.s 
sisUant elders of the same family, and 
the faith of ths fraternity. The deacons 
are retpured to look after the temporal 
aflairs r>f the family, to oversee the farm, 
its stock, grain etc., aud to see also that 
sufficient is obtained for the support of 
the family. Each one of the family is 
expected to do some part of the labor 
pertaining thereto, and we believe that 
uo member is looked upon as an idler, 
but all have some useful employment. ^ 
The trustees attend to all matters of 
the family, relative totradeand to finance. 
These are the business men of the Home. 
We ilid not see them in worehip, but 
from what they told of it, we think it 
peculiar. Wc were in their service rooin 
but saw in it little else than vacancy—.' 
stove in the center, and but four or six 
short benches -each near, ,iud along part 
of each wall. 

We were told that at worship, which 
is on Sunday of each week, they come 
together and four persons who are sing 



•with Mr. Hall to lead the way, we went era, take their places in the center of the 



the written Word, 



low, are later than 

but to agree with it. They claim to I 
t:ike all of tho Gospel and to belii:ve in 
Christ's second coming, but think he has 
come the second time, but in spirit, aud 
do not look for him to appear in person 
any more. They hiok for him to again 
come, but in spirit, to each one, who ' re- 
ceives him, and when he has thus comb, 
he is to remain. Those who remain faith- 
ful until death, have the fulness of the 
spirit, buttho.se who fall away, have lost 
It, or had but ajiarl of it. They claim 
that this spirit is obtained by confession 
of sins, and the taking of the cross, 
which is the giving up of all that is Ijad, 
to lie led by it no more, but to be led 
by the good spirit, and then to have 
all things common. 

They assert that a special revelation 
was made to one Ann Lee, and that it 
has made the female ecpial with the male, 
in every respect. That Christ opened 
the way fully, for the males, and that 
Ann Lee has now opened this way for 
the females. They tell us that Ann Lee, 
was born in England, in 173'J, and liv- 
ed about forty-eight years, that she 
worked miracles, in healing the sick etc., 
but that her main work was to set the 
example to her followers by taking up 
her cross. And that she could know the 
sin aud what it was, iu those who came 
to see bev, that she was a disoerner of 
spirits. There have been, they say, 
revelations of late years, but only oc- 
casionally, and not so much as formerly. 
The example of Ann Lee, was given 
for both male and female, aud they say, 
they admit none to memhershiii, who 
are bachelors in feeling, or any one who 
hates a woman or does not love children. 
They do not take the dead letter of the 
New Testament, as they say, but take 
the spirit <if it, and in case any do not 
have it correctly, the elders endeavor to 
instruct these, by both reason, experience 
and Scripture. They hold that the term 
called •• day of judgment," means dis- 
pensation of judgment, and is present 
and continual. 

After hearing the foregoing from el- 
der Moses Eastwood, we were told to go 
to the South Building and consult the 
elders there,— one Stephen Ball, who 
is elder iu the family of younger mem- 
bers. To this we went, and were wel- 
comed in, just, as they were called to din- 
ner. They bade us remain where we 



were, until they had dined, an^ 



through tlie dining hall into a smaller 
room where a lalile was furniNhed with 
abundance of food gotten up in good 
style, lint without flesh of any kind. 
Tlie furniture, dishes, chairs, were all of 
the plainest kiud. So were the tables, 
aud that too without any table cloth up- 
on any. 

Their stoves are as plain as a plank, 
not large, not a flower or letter on them. 
Their beds, or rather lounges, were well 
furnished, with two in eai'h room where 
but two brethren reside together, and 
these sleep separately. We were t.dd 
that fliis is the order thronghont -the 
Home — each one sit eps by himself. Aft- 
er dinner, we returned to elder Ball's 
room, and there continued the conversa- 
tion. We give first a sketch of his lite. 
Stephen Ball was born in Cornwall, 
England, in 1815. Came to America iu 
1832. For awhile he was a Methodist, 
and with others who looked for Christ's 
glorious return, in 184:1, (some say it 
was in 1840), he met with those known 
as Millei-ites, at Clncinnatti, Ohio; and, 
on the day set for the long looked for 
event. They being disappointed in this, 
as all know, and just at the same time, 
meeting with some Shaker missionaries, 
he and about seventy others of the dis- 
appointed MiUerites, at once joined the 
I Shakers. And from that time to the 
' present, he has been a Shaker; and is 
now one of the three elders of the vil- 
lage. Moses Eastwood, before mention- 
ed" in the older family. Stephen Ball 
ofthe younger, and Margaret Patterson 
of the sisterhood, iu both families. In 
large villages they have four elders, two 
male and two female, but in this they 
have but three, and at pres(!nt have no 
minister. They number in this village 
forty one. Their uumlier here seems to 
be falling ofl:'. They are opposed to war. 
in regard to going to law, this is not done 
with each otiier, for all things are held 
in common. But will go to law and 
sue the Gentiles to obtain rights and 
claims. 

Their oflicers and grade are as follows: 
Ministers, elders, deacons, trustees and 
members. The duty of the minister, is 
to travel from one village to another, and 
to preach when they thought proper, 
tiom both Old and New Testament. 
These also select, when this is not done 
by the famdy, those to fill other oflices, 
aud to give to all who are chosen either 
,d then we I by the family or by the 



minister, th< 



room, where they as a center, remain 
standing aud singing, while the others 
in cii-cles, the childr,-n nearest the center, 
and the oldest and largest, in circles out- 
side, pass at a rapid rate around the 
singers, keeping time to the music, with i 
both hands and feet. This, they say, is 
1 Ezekiel's " wheel witliiu a wheel," and 
is continued in motion sometimes for 
half an hour. They use only vocal mu- 
sic, and are said to give considerable at- 
tention to the cultivation of this gift. 
Both sexes come together in worship, and 
the service is shared by birth, and they 
have other meetings, al30,'whe,f all come 
together for social conversation upon all 
useful and general topics, but aside from 
this, there is not any or very little inter 
course between the sexes. Some meet- 
in<'s are for social enjoyment and others 
for religion. 

They all arise at about the same time 
and at the ringing of the bell, ami at this 
they all go to meals. If any are in any 
way reViellious, the elders of the family 
try to reason with them, but if they will 
not hear, they are then expelled. But 
if confession is made, they are at once 
forgiven. When any apply for member- 
ship, an inventory of what they bring, 
is taken, and if they should in a year or 
BO wish to withdraw, this much they can 
take, but if they stay until confirmed 
and then leave, they can take nothiug 
but themselves. Tney h.ave missionaries 
in dirt'erent fields, and have also one pa 
per. They have seventeen villages in 
the United States, but none in any oth- 
er country. 

The Shaker faith is held to be the 
second visible coming of Christ. They 
regard their church as the New Jerusa- 
lem come down to earth, and their 
church to be indeed the Lamb's wife. 
This, they hold, in the millennial time, 
and theirs the millennial church. 

Membership is obtained by the appli- 
cant confessing all past sins, aud this is 
made to one or more elders. In case all 
cannot at once be remembered, the ap. 
plicaut is received, and confession may 
be then further made, as sins areTemem 
bered until all are confessed. This is 
the rite of admission to membership, and 
is full or incomplete just as confession is 
made. 

Kepentance is held to be the waters 
of life, and this with the baptism of the 
Holy Spirit, makes the new birth, which 
they regard as two fold. The one to 



the l;r.v ttit- ..tb,-!- of a tiiglier opler. 
They hold that .^nlvatioll is for n.uie lint 
the Sliakei"s. To be saved from sin, is 
to deny ourselves of all sin. An<l they 
hold also that Christ did not recognize 
either the parental or marriage relation 
in his church, and therefore these rlo not 
belong to it and are not found iu it. 

They oppose the use of all stimulanta 
as mere beverage. Require all appli- 
cants to lay aside tobacco, but do allow 
it in some case^. Do not at all allow 
smoking. Their motto is, that he who 
will take oB'ence will also give otVencc. 
They do not claim perfection. They are 
the most confirmed spiritualists we have 
er met, and their reading matter was 
largely made up of this chts^. To our 
iplestion, they replied, that all commu. 
nications with spirits, here in the West, 
was only spiritual, but that in the 
East it was material aud visible. But 
they ailmitted that one might have all 
these evidences and atill not lie iu a sav. 
ed condition. 

They claim that Christ's life and reign 
was spiritual, but that they are now in 
the celestial state. Their church r.da 
tion is heaven itselt", and do not look for 
a better one on this earth. They do not 
believe iu a resurrection of the dead, 
but believe that the elect immediately 
after ileath pass into the eternal home 
above. 

We now close our sketch of our vifti>, 
feeling that the world alforils its vanity 
I in religion as in all other things. We 
give no comment further, and woujd 
say as we close that what we have given 
is near all in their own language. This 
will account for its short explanations. 



AN APPEAL FROIVI A LADY TO 
THE GENTLEMAN, 



J^Veu 



To the Editor of the Chronicle — Sir: 
uriosity, the curiosity of a wo- 
man, is aroused. Will you or 
some of your scieutificially inclined read- 
ers try to satisfy it! I have sought in 
vain and must have help. I am recently 
from an interior city. There tobacco- 
juice and swearing were a never-ending 
source of trouble on the streets. In the 
house —whether that house was public 
or private — we were comparatively free 
from either nuisance. Ou e<iming here 
the infrecpiency of profane language and 
tobacco-juice on the street was a source 
of surprise and pleasure to me, but I 
find that no place of amusement or of 
instruction, not even a private parlor, is 
sacred from the invasion ot tobacco, and 
ladies in public business have assured 
luethey are obliged cover to the center of 
theircarpets to save them from thegreatest 
enemy of neatness and cleanliness known 
to woman. Why, a year-ohl baby with 
a cup of syrup and tea spoon will not in- 
jure a parlor worse in half an hour thart 
will a man with ten cents' worth of to- 
bacco. Why can't they use it in their 
offices, work-rooms, saloons, etc., and 
keep it out of our way! That's what 
we want to know. If you must li- dir- 
ty, gentleman, please don't make us suf- 
fer at home an.i abroad for your ill 
taste. 



The soul i-liugs in the midst of the 
infinity of worlds and planets to the lit- 
tle space that an eyelid covers— to a 
vanishing, a scarcely discerned glance; 
ami upon Ihecelesfal nothing rests its 
earthly paradise, with all its perfumed 
flowers, with all itswaviug trees. 

Truth, like r.ises, often Idossoni- upon 
a thorny stem. 



Thli: i3RI^TiiliE>r Jl.T 'WOKK.. 



Februa] 



ry ao 



lie jKlrrtfirrn nf ^orfi. 

LHllUSllKU WEKKLV. 



- 



Th« BBrriinKK *t Womn will l.o imi »i »l..'-0 p»r aii- 
lum in i»]*iiiie*. Any onv wh.. mil nenil u» eight Dimp^ 
Uidfl^ tX^ wilt rcc«i»p an Bil<Jiiii<n«l copy (rre at char n'. 
■ad for Mich aiUilioonl mtrnti (otrr aniJ aliuia Ihe nln^ 
aamm) thoKgcnt will be nllowifil t«n ptT ctat., which 
UBOUDl c«ii 1>P Jciliiciol from Ihr muofy tiefarp arnJlDi; ll 
Ions. Mo/n-jniMil by ro»t«l Or>ler». K^ginlerwl Leurr* 
or dnfli, pfoptrly nililreiieJ, will Ijc bi our rmk Whrn 
•eoding dntl. I* "um ih«i ii i« not • chrck If ii i? » 
«beck. il oorM trn 30 renU U collect, wbll« a (Iran can l>n 
«oll(Cltd frop. I'optrAjtc iiAmp* nmy he ««nt for nmounU 
aadar |.IX>, hul alimya ncnil ihr raoney if you cau |[ct it. 
SubKcnpliooB. KDil com muni ration* lotenJod for lb« pa^ 
Mr, •« wpII ■■ all hiniiiP»» tn«H»rit maD^rAi't with the of. 
ioc ahoul'l br addrvMcd 

UOOBE t ESEZLUAK, 

LuuTk, CirroU Co.. Ill 



Tbe Debate dtxt* not uppear tbw wt^k. 
Hrother .Stein being prtKned with much buHi- 
UL'tn while ftt Mt. Morri< cmjuM not get liirn? to 
prepare his ninth ad(lr«^fl. and a^ wv print tiro 
ttpeecbeH At one time, and thi-re not b«iof; two 
here, it nimt be delaywl till npxt week. 

Wk desire th« name and address of every 

Suoday-Hchool SuperintpRd-nt in the country, 
fl-H we ha»e itomething interentirig to nend them. 
Our readers will pleane Head uh thti arjdrefuiof all 
they know, especially those who were Superin- 
tendents lost year. 



THE ELDJBBS AND TOUNQEB. 



LANARK, ILL.. 



FKIIItlAKY iO, Ih;». 



Bhothkr Ht»pp writes encouraginKly from 
Denmark. May the good camie continue to 
prosper. _ 

Qouii niRDDers necesaarily belong to good 
morAU, and good morals form an essential part 
of Christianity. 



Ip you desin; an intermting book to read, 
send to thit oflice for "Through the Hililf 
Landii." I'rice #2,ii.'i. 



BitoTURii S. Ii. Hafihor haa beon holding ii 
■eries of meetings in the Meyor»*dale congrega- 
tion, PennHylvanitt. 

BlioTHKH Diivid E. I'rictt dtiiried for the ('en- 
tral IlIinoiH mission fii'ld the first of Iiwt wc«k, 
expecting to remain iiboiit three weeks. 



. BiioTUBit Knoch Ebystortod to Clayton coun- 
ty, Iowa, ln'tt TburHday, for tlie pur])OHc of an- 
sistiog in organizing a now congregalion. 

rUiioTHKit IVterS. Myl■r^^^f McVeytown. I'n,, 
we leorn. expi'ctM to Htnrt for KanmiH wiOi an- 
other excurnion party aliout the 'Uh of March. 

BnoTiiKit Daniel Vanimun writes: "Count 
me one dollar for the Moomaw proposition. I 
can see Home of tbi> Apoxtolic ring in that, and 
want tu seu it tried thoroughly." Who coiucn 

aozt? 

-^« 

FnoM E. W. Kuouir we Jearn that Hitter 
^nnnah KnoiilT died iit Elkvillc, III., tlie 2nd 
iniit. SiHter K. biul long toiled in the vim-yard 
of the Lord, and many will roniemhrr her kind- 
neMS, and her devotion to Gospel truths. 

Pbih-i,k who are themselves full of faiiltw have 
very little liiiHini'NS talking aliout the fan Its of 
others. lie who attends to his own faults will 
have but little time loft to look after the faults 
of bis neighbors. 

TiiR Brethren in the Hear Oct-k church are 
circulating a subscription to raisn mouey to 
purchase the Campbellittt meeting-house in 
Palmer, four miles North-east of Morrisonville, 
Illinois. 

BliOTHEU Diuiiel Vaninum biw just closed a 
wrien of mentings in the Macoupin ('n-nk 
Church with four additions. From there he 
goes to Montgomery county to hold a series of 
meetings at a new point. Success attend tli 
work. 



Uhotiikk N. T. Brubaker informs us that the 
Brethren of the Wabash church. Indiana, have 
been holding a series of very interesting meet- 
ings, io which they were annisted by Brethren 
A. Miller, A. Lcedy, I). Shively, and D. Buwser, 
There were no additions at the time of the meet- 
ing, hut the church was much edilJed and built j 
up- _ _ ^ 

Tify. world glorips in the sword, and speakn 
of it in the higheHt terms, while it looks down 
on the ((low with di^'diiin. Hut to the plow tiie 
sword must one day yield, for the nword itself 
shall be bi-aten into plowshares, ile who u-ses 
tbi- sword will pi^risb by it, but be who stands 
hy the plow will confer blessings, not only on 
himself, but others. 

Thk Brethren ut Holivia, Westmoreland 
county, IV, have been holding a series oC meet- 
ings. Seven were baptized aud four other ap 
I)licants await baptism. Among those who 
united with the church was one Catholic. Broth- 
er (Jcorge llitnawalt, fnmi Spring Itun was 
with them aud jtreacbi-d the snund doL-tnne. 

TliK CbrintUin Imtrj; jtublished at Atlanta, 
On, deals some heavy blows against chur(;h 
fa rs, and church gambling. The wriler bays: 

" Wo have always thought that the best way 
to raice money for religious i)urpor.eH. is to ajj- 
pcal to none but religious motives. A small 
amount raised in this way, will do more good 
than a large amount raised in any other way, 
Dili's a iiiir, or a picnic, or a strawberry festival 
apiJ>-al to religious motives otilyf It* not the 
love of aniuHenicnt, or the love of something 
I'ito besides the love of God, aiti)ealed tor" 



MmiMAivV prDposition is receiving a iiuuibcr 
of lifHHy iii'|ii-ov»ls. We will soon o])en a ol- 
UQin f.ir the lu-iietit of the move, and will pub- 
lish Irom week to week such promises m may 
be sent. Let us hear from others. 

We are in receipt of advanced sheets of the 
Brethren's Tune and Hymn Book, published by 
the P. C. brethren at Huntingdon. Pa. The 
print is clear, and the jiaper good. We shall 
have something more to say about the book 
when it is ready for filling orders. 

Brotheb Jesse Calvert, writing from Green 
Spring. Ohio, under date of February 10th, 
sayu: " We closed our meetings hire last night, 
having been here ten days. We had a pleasant 
meeting, good order, verj' large congregations, 
good interest, p'ifteen were added by baptism. 
and a number t^aid, at no distant day tbhy will 
.unit* with the church. God help them to come 
.soon. This was one of the most pleasant plai.e.H 
.weaver visited. We found some oppokitioii. 
al»0;a preather was in the neighborhood teach- 
iiflg that baptho meant to sprinkle, and that 
'Jordan wa* only a little epoiity rivul-;!. running 
tbroii?h the sandy desert, fome places could be 
jteeu auitAome places could not.'' 



In No. 6 wat published a story of a most ex- 
traordinary death reported to have laken place 
ill Fountain county Indiana, whereby a niim 
was lulled Ijy ii fulling iiieU'or, whitb fell 
tlirinigb the ro'if of a house in which be was 
sleeping. The notice was sent us by Bmthcr 
lliel Hamilton, who clipped it from the /»»/(««- 
<i]>(jlis Stale Joiinidl. Tlie report is found to 
be unlrue. and has proved the most successful 
'• Nill " of the period, as a largo portion of the 
press of the country has !)een caught by it. 
Meteoric stones frequently fall, but this was a 
"sell." 

Onk of our exciianges says; " To escape con- 
scription, fifteen thou.sarid Mennoiiitea will em- 
igrate from Russia this Winter and settle in 
several of the North-western States of this Un- 
ion. They are an honest and induslrious peo- 
ple. I<ike the (Quakers they are opposed to war. 
'I'lieir religious tenets arc peculiar. They be- 
lievtj that the terms " Person " and " Trinity " 
ought not to be n|)|)lied t.. the leather. Sr>ii aud 
Holy Ghost. They Is-lievn that the N,-w Tes- 
tament is the only rule nt luilli; that tlien- is 
no original sin; thai infants should not be bap- 
tized; and that Christians ought not to take 
oath, hold otlice, or use physical force." 



" Tlie eldere which are smonK yon I eihort, who 
am alsii an i-lder, ami a wlliie«9 of the sufferings of 
f'ljnsl. and also a iiartaker of ibe glor> ttiat sliail 
t,f r'-viMle<J : I'l-*-'! the tl ck of f.od winch is ammtK 
juu, taking the oversif(>it Utere<»f, not by constraint, 
but willingly: n^.t forflllhy lucre, bat of areaJy 
mintl; aellber iw l»eing lorda over God's lieritage, 
but Ix-in^ensaiiipleit Ui the iltwk. And wlien the 
chief fthejihenl shall appear, 
crown of glory that f.-uleth not 
younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Vea. 
all of you he subiect one to another, and be clothed 
with buDilllty: for (iod resi^teth the proud, and 
giveth grace to the bumble."—! Pet. J: 1-3. 

I^FTKUwas amply qualified to properly in- 
struct the elders in relation to all their 
duties. He was an elder hioiself and could 
therefore speak from experience. Yea, he was 
more than elder; he was a divinely appointed 
apostle of the Lord, and inspired by the H^ly 
[ Ghost to preach and write, and therefore his 
writing should be regarded as the words of the 
Holy Ghost. 

He instructs the elders to " feed the flock of 
God " over which they have been appointed, 
and to take the oversight of the church willing- 
ly, and to do the work with a ready mind. But 
while dtjing so they should not become " lords 
over God's heritage," for it was not only becom- 
ing, but a special duty that they should be "en- 
samples to the flo(;k." The younger is instruct- 
ed to submit himself to the elder of the congre- 
gation, as bis "teacher," "pastor," "shepherd," 
"overseer,* "housekeeper," and "bishop." 

To the church has been given the authority 
to set apart certain persona, who are to take the 
oversight of the congregation; to watch over it 
as a shepherd careth frr bis fiock; to feed it, 
ihat the members may grow in grace aud the 
knowledge of the truth. If he is the kind of a 
man the Holy Ghost wants, and possesses the 
cjualifications the Scriptures require, be will be 
a fit " enaample to the flock," hence those who 
submit to his government will be doing that 
which is well pleasing to the Lord. 



his own glory, but the glory of God, and the 
salvation of souls. Every member should aid 
him : ( 1 ) by living as Christians should live, anj 
(2) by assisting others to live right. Each on 
should labor to cause no trouble, and aogjat ■ 
settling the troubles others cause. No 
should be "self-willed." especially elders, but 
let each one labor for the good of the causA 
shall receiv- a | constantly keeping the welfare of the church ij 
Likewise. >♦■ view. Every member should feel free to talk 
with the elder about that which pertains to the 
good of the church, and ofier such suggestion 
as they may think prudent. Their advice will 
often come good, and serve as a great help jn 
church government. And auy elder, who haa 
the meek spirit of his Master will gladly enter 
tain well-meant suggestions from any member 
of bis flock. Brethren, help one another. 



THE OLD OHDER. 



NITUBBR VI n. 

TO forciblj impress the idea that God baa a 
Will — a written Plan by which men muat 



( illtiSTlAN women should learn to be " keep- 
ers at home," Titus 2: .5. "that the name of God 
1)P not blasphemed." Home should be the lioli- 
• St place o'u earth, and every lawful ellV.rt should 
be put forth to make it a liitle paradise. The 
wife and mother .should ho freat<.'d with great 
kindne>H for she is tlie moulder of cliuracters. 
She who thinks that the woman's mission is 
not a uoblo one, has n poor conception of what 
it takes to constitute a Christian mother Thi 
education of the .soul for el^-rnity begins at the 
ireside, and mothci-s who sludv to be keeiM-rs at 
liome. and train their cbildren for usefulness 
wi I he amply n>wanied in the coming future. 
\V hut (lie world most stands in need of at this 
tiiii" islJiri^timi mothers, praying mothers who 
will take piciisuro Hi traiumg children for the 
Lord. 

Bkothkk Daniel Miller seems to be meeting 
with good success on his Wisconsin mission. 
Up to Februarj- the 9th fourteen were baptized, 
and three applicant^ for baptism the next day. 
He was- then preaching at Woodstock with 
crowded bouses aud great interest. Brother D. 
F. Eby. who has returned, reports excellent 
prospects for n big work there if the mission is 
rightly managed. We are pleased witli Brother 
Miller's method of staving in one place till 
something can be accomplished. This thing of 
scattering meetings all over the countrv, and 
thereby not eslttblishini: the doctrine as vou go 
isueitber apostolic nor reasonable. " I 



Properly there can be no church government 
without officers, whose duty it is to take charge 
of, and look alter the wants of the church. In 
one sense elders are rulers, but not lords. They 
are to lead the flock, not drive it. As " ensam- 
ples to the flock" they are to labor to keep 
ill advance of the congregation in every good 
word and work, not for the purpose of excelling, 
but in order to lead the flock to higher and 
nobler plains of Christian virtue. He who seeks 
to elevate the affections, and purify the morals 
of his congregation, by setting them good ex- 
amples, will, by the grace of God, succeed; and 
long after he has closed his labors on earth, his 
name will be mentioned with respect and be re- 
garded as a father. But he who stands behind 
liis congregation and connmiticls them to do this, 
and to do that, thus lording it over God's herit- 
age will soon find very little piety in either 
himself or his congregation. Christians, like 
sheep, will follow much better than drive. 

Wheu it comes to Christian piety and true 
holiness the elder should lead— he should be a 
man who stands in advance of his congregation, 
otlierwise he cannot be an ensample to the flock. 
Sad is tlif condition of that congregation whose 
housekeeper is looked down upon by the church 
and the world: lamentable the condition wheu 
the eldei's light is cclijjsed.by the surrounding 
darkness. " If therefore the light that is in 
tine be darkness, how great is that darkness! " 
Matt, 6: 2". But when it comes to authority 
tlie wants of the congregation should be con- 
sulted; every member should have a voice. Care 
should be taken to instruct them properly re- 
garding their duties that their voice may be 
governed by the Scriptures. 

Not only the younger should submit them- 
selves unto the elder, but says Peter. "All of 
you be subject one to another." This includes 
every member in the congregation. Each one 
should consult the welfare of his brother or 
sister, for all belong to one family, and their in- 
terest in the great salvation, is a common one. 
If your brother and sister are weak and disheart^ 
ened, encourage and help them along. If your 
ministers should err, or do that which is not a 
credit to the cause, go to tlieni, and admonish 
them gently: this do for the good of the cause 
which they are laboring to vindicate. It is the 
duty of your housekeeper to watch over you 
with a tender care; it is your duty to watch 
over him ;ls an 'issisftitil. He is to care for your 
interest and it is your duty to assist him in that 



come to Him, is the business of every Qosnel 
minister. H'ftatis sounded out, becomes a ae- 
rious question when we know that so much 
depends on htaring. That God has a Will is 
evident. That He gave this to us by His Son 
vident. That it is written — put in form 
of words— is accepted by all who believe in Je- 
sus, Being so much of one mind we pass to the 
further consideration of the conditions of that 
Will. 

Let us suppose that there resides in a beau- 
tiful part of the country, a very rich nobleman 
He IS surrounded with all that can make him 
comfortable and happy. He knows no want- 
no poverty ever pinched him, and unpaid bills 
never came dunning into bis spacious mansion 
He has no relatives, none upon which to bestow 
his vast possessions. But in his vicinity there 
are five poor orphan girls. He sees their pov- 
erty. There is no eye to pity, none to offer a 
helping hand. No words of sympathy are ever 
given them. They are considered "outcasts." 
and no kind hand is open to their griefs and 
sorrows. The nobleman sees them, and resolves 
to help them. They have not mcrihd his sym- 
pathy, but he concludes to do them good. He 
begins to supply their wants, with or without 
conditions, as he sees fit. Being sole owner of 
all that he possesses, be can do as he pleases. 
While alive he can give conditionally or uncon- 
ditionally as he chooses. Finally he concludes 
that he should make his last will or testament. 
He understands the language he uses. He is of 
sound mind, and has a clear title to all his pos- 
sessions. He then proceeds to bequeath his 
possessions to the five orphan girls on the fol- 
lowing conditions. 1. All shall marry. 2. All 
shall marry farmers. 3. Eiich must be married 
by a preacher. 4. They must continue to live 
with their husbands. He then adds, " She that 
complies with said conditions shall inherit; but 
she that complies not. shall disinherit." 

The testator dies. His will is read. The 
legatees come forward to be examined. The 
first is asked: "Are you married?" "No," 
she replies. The will reads, '* 1. All shall mar- 
ry." You are not married, therefore are disin- 
herited. The decision is just; the will cannot 
be set aside. The Infidel says, " I do not be- 
lieve." The Will of God says, " Believe." "He 
that believeth not shall bedanmed." Mark 16: 
16. This is the doom of the unbeliever. 

The second orphan comes forward. " Are 
you marriedy" "I am," she answers. Then 
you have complied with condition first. Con- 
dition second reads: " All shall marry farmers." 
Have you married a farmer? " -'No; I married 
a lawyer." Then you are disinherited. "lie- 
pent ye, and believe the Gospel." Mark 1: 15. 
Do not think you can inherit by simply com- 
plying to that part of the Will which says, "be- 
lieve." Kepentance is also a condition of sal- 
vation. 

Orphan third stands up. Are you married? 
"lam." Are you married to a farmer? "I 
am." Were you married by a preacher? 
" No; I was married by a Justice of the Peace." 
Condition third reads, "Each must be married 
by a preacher." Vou have not complied with 
this. You cannot inherit. So it will be with 
those who try to inherit the kingdom by sim- 
ply complying with faith and repentance. The 
believing Pentecostians were commanded "re- 



. ,1. II 1 If 1 ■ . . """ P^"^' '^'"' ^^ baptized every one of vou in 

«.rL U,« watchfulness .for good, not for I the na... of .feus n,ri,t for the rem Jion of 



riiarv 



QO 



THK 1jkexh:i4b:^ ^t avork:. 



T^sball receiTe the gift of the Hoij 

i^t- "■ ^^- Condition third. »' be bap- 

*^'!^'usVbe complied with. The Will so 

'**"'*'' fourth comes forward. Are you mar- 
Oit''*° " This is according to condition 
^' vcTrea<ls- " -^'^ ^^"'^ niarn--" Are you 
■'"l to a ii^rmer? " Yes." This is according 
►"^^ - se<--ond. " All shall marry farmers." 

■' third reads, "Each must be married 
•fii^^^° her." "D'^d a preacher marry you? 

I was 



was committed?" How do I know it? What an able ambassador of Christ, impressing upon 
a question for a Bible reader to ask! The last us our duty to God. Making us all feci that 
words of our blessed Master as he is expiring there is a great work for the Christian people 



married by a preacher." Condi- 
^''' '^1 reads. "They must continue to Hto 



rti 



He" 



You cannot in- 



So it w 



nil he with all those who have 



th the couditions, faith, repentance 

but turn again to the beggarly 

For it had been better 



'^rJ^'lnhe world 
*" not to have known the way of right- 
■^ than, after they have known it, to 

*'^c ' the holy commandment delivered un- 



ollieiB- 



But it i* happened unto them ae- 
to the true proverb. "The dog ia turned 
own vomit again; and the sow that was 
■^ Tj to her wallowing in the mire." 2 Pet, 
"^Vs^- ^^^^ ^'^^^ forgotten that they "were 
^^^g^^rom their old siu«." 

^ The fiffb ^"^ '*'*'^ orphan now appears. Are 

rried? " I a™ married." You have com- 

''!j rith the first condition which reads. "All 

Uluiarry." ^^^ y°" marry a farmer? "I 

Condition second reads, " All shall marry 

ave complied with this. Wf re 

I was." This is 






You 
„u ^jrried by a preacher? 
' " rding to condition third which reads, "Each 
*''!( be married by a preacher." Condition 
Trth i*ads, " They must coutinue to live with 
Lrbusbands." Are you living with your 
usbaud? " 1 ft"'-" "^^ ^iadh replies. Then 
have complied with all the. cotulitions of the 
^"S hence shall inherit all that has been be- 
^ Allied to you. So it will be with those who 



repented and been baptized, 



quel 

Ijare believed. 

• Repent ye and believe the Gospel." Mark 1: 
■:; •' Hp that believeth and is baptized shall 
bisftved." Mark 16: 16. " Repeat and be bap- 
tod every one of you." Acts 2: 38. " Contin- 
ue in the things which thou hast learned." 
3 Tim. 3: 14- " Continue ye in my love." John 
If ye continue in my word, then are 



15; it. 



John S: 31. " If that 



jeDiy disciples indeed. 

ffbicb ye have heard from the beginning shall 

remain m you, ye shall continue in the Sou. 

jnd in the Father." iJohn 2: 24. 



upon the cro&s, " Father forgive them, thej" 
KKOW KOT what they do," ia how I know it. 

It is not the poxsfgsion of wealth, honor, glo- 
rj', fcime or reputation that is condemned, but the 
ever lusting, longing at\er them. The penni- 
less widow may be as much a subject of condem- 
nation in view of the Scripture, " The love of 
money is the root of all evil," as the RothFchilds. 
What a man has is a very uncertain criterion 
by which to decide whether he is " born of the 
spirit" or not. It is what he does that de- 
cides the question. We have known persona to 
rise from want and penury to wealth and opu- 
lence, by some unlooked for circumstance, who 
were actually the most cruel and oppressive 
people we ever knew. They always had the 
irill to be so, but lacked iheoppDrtunity. Such 
persons are no better in want and penury, in 
the sight of God, than if they had millione. A 
great many poor console themselves with the 
thought, " I am poor, therefore I aukaafe so far 
as the money question is concerned." Nothing 
can be a greater delusion. You are no better 
than if you had billions. Without one cent 
you can lore money as much as though you had 
oceans of it; and it is the" /ore "of it that ia 
condemned. 

In reference to glory, honor, fame, popularity 
and reputation, the same is true. — It is not the 
possession, but the irrepressible, incessant de- 
sire for them that is condemned. 

Christ "made himself of no reputation." 
How different from men now! "Whosoever 
exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that 
hunibleth himself shall be exalted." Just so; 
and are we not all witnesses to the truth of i*? 
I What ia more disgusting to sensible people than 
self-praise, self-laudation. Oh, how odious a 
person becomes who occupies our attention by 
talking about himself! " / did. / saw, / heard, 
/ said, / preached, / wrote, /. /, / own, / con- 
trol, / support." Do we not abase those who 
exalt themselves, and »^xalt those who humble 
themselves? Certainly it is not wrong to be 
exalted,— to have reputation, glory, honor, and 
fame, or Christ would not have taught us the 
means by which we can be exalted. — He would 
certainly not teach us how we might obtain 
a thing if he did not want us to have it. " He 
thathumbleUi himself suai,l iiE exalted." 
S. J. Hariuson. 



to perform while upon this earth. Our meet- 
ing continued seven days, only having meeting 
at night except on Sundays when we had it 
twice. By the active labor* of our ministering 
brethren, and the united help of the members, 
especially the young members who worked 
eivrnestly for the cause of their Master, ( 
dear young brethren and sisters, let us continue 
to do more for Jesus than we ever have done 
before, for great will be our reward in heaven), 
much good was done in the name of the holy 
child Jesus, for ten souls were made willing to 
repent of their sins, and be baptized in the name 
of Jesus, and many more are thinking seriously 
about their soul's salvation. Our prayer is that 
they may be able to choose that good part which 
many choose while they have life and health. 

Our meetings closed with a good feeling pre- 
vailing among all. The member? were made 
stronger in the faith, and sinners caused to feel 
that all waa not well between them and their God. 
J. A. Wkavkr, 
Feb. Sth, 1^9. 



country. Impelled by a myotic sense of the 
importance of giving to the world the example 
of a community living on the model of the apos- 
tolic society — building a "spiritual temple" of 
faith and good works in the very country where 
the actual Temple once stood, and raising a sac* 
ritice of prayer where the ancient sacrifices were 
offered — these humble settlers have gathered 
from (Germany, England, and America, and have 
established a society which in some respecta re- 
sembles the well known American secta, Bible 
Communiata, etc., but which is uotdistioguish- 
cd from the rest of the world by any pecaliu 
ideas on domestic matters." 



COVETOU8NES8. 



c 



OVKTOUSNESS is undue de«ire of gain. 



EETURN OF THE JEWS. 



M. M. E. 



THE " LOVE OF.' 



FROM MONTICELLO, INDIANA. 
E are having a beautiful Wiuter iu this 



THERE are some things which all men like 
and some things which all dislike. All the 
good "hick we can hope to do is based upon 
Ikii truth. If this were not universally 
i«, by what means could we expect to stimu- 
lile imd encourage men to do right? It is by 
tirlue of this, that we can have confidence in 
Iht claims of heaven's law. From a misap- 
pretension of a few passages of Scripture, bear- 
ing OL this point, some very gross errors have 
grown. 

■• The LOYB OF money is the rout of all evil." 
1 Tim. 6:10. "Let this mind be in yoa, which 
»» also in Christ Jesus; who, being in the 
form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal 
•ilk God: but m.vde himself of no reputation." 
Phil, 2: .1, 6, 7. 

Fnim, these passages some have concluded 
lh«t it is wrong to possess either money or rep- 
nlation. Indeed, there are somany who believe 
Ihis that I have often pitied those who had to 
(udiire their rebukes and bitter persecution. A 
man possessing means, is made a target at which 
the deadly arrows of denunciation and disappro- 
bition are shot, with the full assurance that it 
ii the will of Heaven's Almighty King. All 
llii> is the effect of ignorance. Ignorance be- 
trayed, condemned, spit upon, bufi'eted and 
Itonrged the Savior of the world. Had it stop- 
H kure, however, we might apologize for what 
™fts done, and, with patience, endure it to the 
«ad, but it never stops at half-way- it always 
poshes its measures to the last extreme. In 
this case the work was not completed until Je- 
ws was nailed to the cross, suspended between 
iMven and earth, and the barbarous and wick- 
^ yell pierced the air, "Hail, King of the Jewsl" 
"But, hold on sir, you are going too far— you 
"e putting your picture in too strong colors," 
My> my friend. " How do you know ignorance 
•as the instrument by which this horrible deed 



w 



thankful for these continued blessings. We no- 
tice that death is still among us as both old and 
young are called from this world of sin to try 
the realities of another. The church in this 
arm of the brotherhood is in a flourishing con- 
dition, as all the brethren and sisters seem to 
be laboring for their soul's salvation, and the 
welfare of the cause of Christ. 

On Jan. 15th we commenced aseriesof meet- 
ings at the Carson and Shady Green school- 
bouses, continuing a week. The teachings of 
our blessed Savior were held forth unto a sin- 
sick audience who manifested a gnat desire to 
learn what was necessary for them to oblain 
eternal life, by our home ministers who preach- 
the words of eternal truth unto them with 
great power and feeling, causing sinners to cry 
out, " What shall we do to be saved? " Praise 
to our Father in heaven, for nine precious 
souls were made to say, " I will arise and go to 
Jesus." They were received into the church 
by baptism. 

From the above named places we further con- 
tinued our labors by beginning a series of meet- 
ings at our church, where we had the pleasure 
of hearing the voice of our beloved brother 
Daniel P. Shively, of Peru, Ind., who preached 
five sermons for us. He labored earnestly in 
the cause of Christ. We were all made to feel 
that it was good to be there, and hear him por- 
tray unto us the beauties of heaven, also the 
terrible punishnieut that awaited those who 
would not heed the teachings laid down iu the 
Book of divine Truth. Being afflicted he could 
not remain any longer with us. but had to re- 
turn to his home. However, we arc happy to 
say that his labors were not fruitless, as souls 
were made to feel that all was not well between 
them ami their God. Also Brother Miller, ot 
Wolcott, lud., was with us two day 



U. 



BLACKWOOD'S Edendvro MiOAzi.vE is 
noted for its superior collection of inter- 
esting reading matter. It deals with living 
subjects. A late number contains an ably pre- 
pared article on " The Haven of Carmal " from 
which the following interesting extract, in re- 
gard to the return of the Jews to Palestine, is 
made; 

" There is another feature in the possible fu- 
ture of Palestine which is worthy of considera. 
tion— namely, the Jewish immigration, which 
may be said already to have commenced. Hith- 
erto the insecurity of the country and the ob- 
structiveness of Turkish officials have deterred 
Jewish capitalists from employing their money 
in the land; but the Jewish population of the 
poorer class has for several years been increas- 
iug iu Jerusalem at the rate of over a thousand 
souls per annum. 

The number of Jews in the Holy City is now 
probably not far short of 10,000, or nearly half 
the total of inhabitants. 

Many reasons have heen suggested for this 
influx of Jews into Palestine. The terror of the 
conscription has driven away a number of Pol- 
ish and Russian Jews from those countries, and 
the ll'itlidah or alms distributed to the poor in 
Jerusalem has also proved an attraction to 
many. Religious attachment to the Holy City 
has also heen in many cases the reason of the 
return of the poor and more pious, and no one 
can visit the Wailing place on a Friday without 
being impressed with the reality of Jewish de- 
votion, and the vitality of their belief in the 
future, and of their sorrow for the past and 
present. 

It would appear, also, that an interest in Pal- 
estine is gradually growing up among the more 
influential class of European Jews; and among 
the wonderful changes which are so rapidly de- 
veloping in the East, we may perhaps be des- 
tined to witness an exlensive movement in 
Palestine, by which the Jews would become the 
owners of the country and the chief employers 
of native labor. 

In such a case the town of Haifa would cer- 
tainly rise to a position of importance as the I 
only good port within the limits of the Holy 
Land. From the Christian era downwards, it 
has been a favorite abode of the Jews. In the 
twelfth century it is specially noted as having 
a large Jewish population ; and at the present 
time, its trade, which is growing steadUy, is 
principally in the hands of the Jewish inhabit- 
ants, who number 1,000 souls, or about a quar- 
ter of the population. 

Christian information with regard to the Jews, 
is, as a rule, so imperfect, that it is not easy to 
estimate the influence of such organi-/,ation as 
is represented by the "Universal Israelites Alli- 
ance;" hut it is indisputable that the Jews have 
taken and are taking meiusures to promote in- 
dustrial education and the employment of Jew- 
ish capital in Palestine, and it can scarcely be 
doubU-d that they arc well fitted by character 
and by linguistic attainments to deal with the 
native population of Syria. 

The subject of colonization in Palestine ex- 
cites much interest in certain classes of English 
society Colonies have alrcody been started in 
the country, and a society has been formed for 
the promotion of agriculture in the land. 

The Germans who live at Haifa and Jaffa are, 
however, the only colonists who have practical- 
ly ,ucc"cded in establishing themselves in the 



referring to Dent. 13; IT, we learn that idolater! 
were to be stoned to death. The witnesses were 
to throw the fir^t stones and aflerwards the 
whole congregation to continue to stone them 
till they were stoned to death. If a town went 
into idolatry, every man and every Iieast was to 
be killed and the property of the town was to 
be burned to ashes. 

It makes a man dishonest. He is a robber, 
for he robs God and robs society. 
It prevents the spread of the Gospel. 
It destroys natural affection. A man has no 
sympathy for the salvation of his children or of 
his neighborhood. Neither a covetous deacon 
nor a covetous minister is to be ordained. The 
covetous man is not to enter into heaven. (1 Cor. 
6.) Says a minister, we are the poorest people 
in the world and we can't give a cent to mis- 
sions of any kind. A wicked circuscomes along 
The liaplist. 



and raises i^l.Ot^' in a few hours. - 



HOUSE BURNED DOWN 

BROTHER Daniel Miller, writing from the 
Wisconsin mission field, under date of 
February ttth, says; " I.iLst night, when I waa 
about half through with my sermon, the alarm 
of fire was i;iven. Robert Norman's house waa 
ou fire, and burned down. We had no more 
preaching that night. Some furniture was sav- 
ed. We want you to send us ?50 at once." 
The money was borrowed here and forwarded 
to Brother Miller that the sutfering family 
might be relieved, as they are poor and have no 
home of their own. Brother Miller said he and 
Brother Martin Meyer » oulj stand good for the 
money, but it is too much for two men to pay, 
and we take this method of asking the memberB 
of Northern Illinois to bear the burden. Send 
to, or hand in your donations at this office and 
they will be paid over to Brethren Miller and 
Meyer. Brethren, remember the poor, and do 
them good as you have upportuuity. 



AN EXPLANATION. 

IN the last number of the (lospel I'reaaher, 
under the head of " Consolidation," is pub- 
lished an article calculated to make a wrong 
impression. It is not prudent for firms to pub- 
lish confidential business letters. If the readers 
understood all the attending circumstances it 
would not make so much difl'erence. 

As an explanation we will here say, that 
there being quite a feeling for less paperein the 
Brotherhood, a business correspondence was en- 
tered into between the Primitive Christian ed- 
itors, Brother Sharp and ourselves, to see if we 
could not hit upon a plan to have less juvenile 
papers, and thus concentrate forces, believing 
it would be for the good of the general Brother- 
hood. The idea seemed plausible, and we were 
very favorable to it. But Brother Sharp hav- 
ing' written us that he intended to start a 
youths' paper at Ashland, thus increasing in- 
stead of diminishing papers, we fear the project 
is not feasible, however miicli it may he desired. 
The publishing of business correspondence, 
relating to projects of this kind, has a tendency 
to produce an uncalled for sensation which does 
not always leave th.' bist of feelings. 

When we conclude to leave Lanark aJ>d lo- 
cate elsewhere, due notice will be given in the 
lintTlliiKN iT WoliK. There is such a thing 
as letting good enough alone. 

BnoTilEB J. W. Stein returned home from 
Mt. Morris last Thursday. 

Bbotheb Lemuel Hillery has been holding a 
series of meetings in Lanark. He is making 
preparations to go West in the Spnng. 

BlioTHBH Samuel Peck and wife returned last 
week from their trip to Ohio, expressing them- 
selves as highly pleased wilh Iheir visit. 



TJriK ]u<ktiikk:n^ avr av-qkic. 



Feb 



'-^^ i. 



i«[ -^iUe (^lass. 



" The IforM 0/ Trw/A no Tongue Can Tell." 

Tilt d*p«rlineul is Jwignr-) f.r iu>kii>K hd'! ■emffrinc 
Bible' quwtioDK, anJ for ibn nolutlun of Scriptural diffirul' 
Hm. All auMlioni ehould b« hU(«<J witb candor, •n'i «i>' 
■■«r»<l wi(o M much cle«rn«u ■« poMlhl". in order to 
prviodi* llil'lp Trulh Ariic)** fur Ihifi d*i>«nnieal, mii«t 
M «hon utd to ibo point. 



Will flome one toltme how Iorr Noati w.-u build- 
ing tbe ftrk ? Isbabl Tkniuji*, 

Some onci wlJI please compnre itnd «xpluln AiU 
1:18. ami Matt, 37: &. 

AlBoEx.aiMO U.aiKlJoIiii 1:13. 11.11.11. 

Pleaw explain Jolinl: |.1: ■■ Which wcr*- tMirn, 
OOt of blood, nor of the will of the Ili-»h. nor of tlui 
win of mnn, hut of Ood." Whut births Hre hfrc 
nftiTDd U), nitttirat or aptrltuAl 'f 

.1. Y. HSAVKhY. 

Flciuii- Kivu on ■•x|iliiiiuti'in of lU-v. 2U : 'i. 1 1 reailn 
Uiua: ■■ In thi- inl'iNt uf Ihf dtn-r-t of it. arnl «ii cfHi- 
•TSldcof tliprlvfr. wiiflthiT*' th'itrco'if Ilfi-. whlfh 
bRTO twelve niftiiiicr of fnillft, and ylchhrfl tii-r fnilt 
e¥ory month: and Itiu h-iivciiuf tlio triM) v.tsic Uti 
the huklliiK of tlin nutionii." A JIkotukk. 

Will Nomc niifh^Ro kliiil lu to cxplitln Matt, r^; 
29, .1": "And If thy rl({hl i-yc ofTond Ihc-o, pluck It 
out. and f jLHt It fri.in Ihfi-: for It In jirofttiihln for 
thet' Ihiit •iiji- iif thy niinibcTit ithould |M<rliih. anri 
not that Ihy whole hudy ithouJd hu tuutl Into he II. 
And If tUy rifflit hand oflund Dico, cut It off," ftc. 
S. A. Ki,h;i{Inoki{. 
Will lli«- Buktiiiiiin at Wohk jdcam-iflvc anfx 
plnnntlon on Mutt. :^4: 17. uhich readn hh fidlown 
" J>H hliii which Ih on tin- houMrtoji not cointi duwn 
to tiik't anytliliiK out of IiIh lionitK." 

AlHovf^me -lO, wliloh roadn lut folhiwri; "TIk'ii 
ahull two he in Mm liild, the one rthall ho Nilcu and 
tho ottnir IrfL" Jank ltBi:i>Y. 

Plp.'iM(> Kivp ail rx|d]uiatto)i un Antn 'i: 47: " And 
the Lord added tfi ttin chiirrh dully nuc-h an nhoiild 

h« HflVi'll." 

]{"nian>iH:.i.'i: " Who nliail lay nnylhliiK tn tho 
rharH.'ufOud'HidcctV 
Tliiiof'y a: 10: "Thorcforo 1 ciiduro till thhiwi 

for UlC I'IcvI'h Sllkl!." IlKNJtV H<-|lt'..\NTZ. 

Will villi or Homu of yonr rniidrrti |)]i-aHit i'X|duiii 
Mult. Ill: 11, ]»V It roiidKiLHr<(IlowH: " IttillKmad 
niilo Uii-iJi, All Tnnn (raiumti •■(■(■! vi< Ihh Kiiyiiin, Hav» 
thoy to whctni It JbrIvi'Ii, Tor llicrti rri «iiinr* eii- 
nuohH, wlihrli wpfo no horn from tiiidr inidli{-i''ii 
womb: and thiim iico Hoino uiinucliti, wlilcii woiu 
rnadu I'miiii'liH uf ntun : and thoiu ho oiinnchH, wliii-h 
have' initdc tlu-mmdvcB onnnrim for the klnjiduni of 
hmvi'n'H sake. Ilr that In iibin to 1 ocolvo ft, !«t hhn 
rocolve it." ]■', ,I, FhaNTz. 



the witne«« retirvd, the luiraclen c^tv^A when 
they bad fullj accompliohe*) ihvir work. 

DAritf L. \ViLUAi1.4. 
Brotcnnille, Mo. 

QUESTIONS ANSWERED. 

Wad .ludiut present wJirji fe*l-wa,ihtng, tb** I,or«I'fi 
Siipp'T. aixd the Cornniunion wri«* Iniitllutud? 
Some onn will pleaa« I'Xjdiiin. J. M. Detuick. 

JUDAS evidently waa [>rew.-iJt wheu feel- 
wiwhing, and thf LoH'h ,Sui(i>er were id- 
Ntitnled, m it wst» while tbcy were at bupjier 
that JeauH gave him the ho{>, and bade bim do 
quickly what bu bad to do. Si* John KJ: 2fi. 
P'«et-wa«bing had wrtainly tak<?n lAari- Iwfore 



GOD A CONSUMING FIRE. 

]'J«-(ift(. (fiv« your vliiwH of Ileh. lit: 2ft: " For uur 
Ood 1» a ((inBumiiiK 1I113." J. \V. Wall. 

rrilK uiiiwtlo IN not iilouo iu aiiying that "Our 
X I'l'il if* a I'onsuiiiiht,' liru;" I'or it liad la-cn 
already anuuuncud tlirougli Mosfn: " ]''or tho 
Lord thy (iod is 11 conNiiTuiii>{ tins oven a jeal- 
ous God." Ueut. 4:34. Kven tli« bcHt nifn, 
like MuHcs, are iu their tinitonosH so voiy iimuh 
inferior to iafinito, diviiiu purfeutiou, that (iud, 
iu Ilia xlory (Ex. ;W: 18-2:!). and in Ilin boli- 
noaa (Dent, y; 5), would utterly destroy tliem. 
Hut in Mi» condeHci'iiding love of " God with 
UH " (Matt. I: 21, 2;J; John ;i: 16; Kev. lit 20), 
He is not cuiiHUuiiug an a deatroyor of men, bnt 
of siu uud that iu man which i» uppo^ted to His' 
glory and holiuesM. No ihmmoii can he «» (-ood 
aa to be able to receive God in His jmrity, for 
this would retjuiro liiiii to he equal with (Jod; 
hpnce lilt can only come to man, as a man, or 
God with man. J. U. Hopi'bk. 

SIGNS FOLLOW THEM. 

Some one will |)ii.(wo e\i)lain Mark Itl: 17. is: 
"And Unite HiKiiB •ihull follow them that hellevo; 
Iu my name sliatl they cJist out devilw; tliey hIuiII 
apeak with new tonjrues; they shall take up ser- 
pentJ*; and if they drink any deadly tliiuR, It ahull 
not hurt thi-m; thoy Hhalllay hands on the atck, 
and they hIiuU recover." Who la rofened tuV 

J. L. Ititow.v. 

WHO in referred to? Those who believed 
ou Christ in the fieltiiig up, orestnblihh- 
ing the sydt^m of Chriiitianity. God aaw prot>- 
er to accompany His works of grnco with digus 
and wonder.-*, while He was establishiug it ou 
earth, as Ho did the Mosaic dispeusiitioii. Mo- 
ees and Aaron wrought wondera until it wa.s 
proveu beyond doubt that tliey wero appointed 
of God to deliver tbe Israelites, and theu when 
the design of the miracle was fully uci^ouiplish- 
ed they ceased. We learn a lesson here: that 
God gave power to His believers to do those 
aigcs atid woudera in order to convince the peo- 
p'e that Chri-st was the Messiali. Paul terms it 
a witaesfl. Iu speaking of the preaching of the 
Word he says, that " God bore thera witneas 
with ftigna and wonders and divera miracles, by 
the gilt of the Holy Ghost." This makes it 
plain, and shows clearly the purpose of these 
signs. &c. God does not hold tbe witne»a in 
tbe stand always, but when he has fully tastified 
Ui tbe truth he is fret-rl from hi^ nervices, a^ 
with Moses, so also with the early Chriatiwi*; I 



the supper, mt we learn by the rf'adiug of the 
foriuer part of thia chapter. It i^ equally wr- 
tain that Judas wiw not present at the Com- 
munion, for we read in vcrte ^K " Me then, 
having received the aop, went ininiejliftt«ly out: 
nod it wu uight." Now if wo turn to Luke 
2ii; 20, wc tind that the holy Commuuion was 
instituted after Hupper, The above ia my un- 
demtandiiig of the matter; neverthelesis there 
are Home ditr^cuUies, for in verse 21 wo read, 
" Hut, heboid, the hand of bim that betrayeth 
me is with me on the tjihle." IVoni this lavt 
qiioLiition many take it for certain that Judas 
wan preNcnt at the Communion. 

We read lu Gen, i : vo. " Let ua mnko man in our 
own Image afUir our likuniM'." Did God make mnn 
In the form of himaelf, or wita the image 8j)irltuidy 
A.IIoLLiNoiii: 

" An image is an imitatiou, representation, or 
aimilitude uf any jttrsou or thing, drawn, iiaint' 
ed, hr otherwiwe made perceptible to the j-ight." 
Wobiter. We read in John 4: 24, "God is a 
si)iri1," and in Luke iI4: 31), our Lord luloi'med 
His diHciplos that a apirit hatb not fleah and 
bonea. A ajiirit, then, is without parts, and 
without dimcnaiouA. Man uotild not have been 
made iu the image of God; ax to form, the im- 
age must have confli>ted in a .>jplrif.Mal iiuitatiou 
or aimililude. The prophet Habakkuk iuforma 
UH that God ia of purer eyes than i<> behold e^nl, 
and that He cannot look on iniquity. The pu- 
rify and perfeetiona of .lehovah areevory-whero 
t;au)jht in the nncred Hecord;*. Holomou informs 
ua that he had found that God miide nmn ii|)- 
rigbt; but bo bad sought out many inventions. 
Mau was originally u representation of bis Mak- 
r«r, iu moral and Hpirituid perfections. 

J'lease kIvo an explanation ou 1 (Air. fi:fl: "To 
deliver Miich iMi one unto .'^ataii for the destruction 
of the llesh, that tho spirit may be aaved lu tho day 
of the Lord Jesua." M. W. KiiiM. 

The apostle here rofera to one who was a 
member of the chbrch, but who had beeu guilty 
of a most heiuoUB misdemeanor, namely, ha\'- 
iug his fatlier'a wife. The pure soul of the 
apostle revolts at euch groHs conduct, aud be 
denounced against it tho scvercHt punishment 
known in the apostolic cburcb. The species of 
puuishnient hero referred to was wholly contiu- 
ed to that nge of the church. It was uukitowu 
iu tho .Jewish churt'h, and discontiruicd in the 
Christian church after the age of the apiistles. 
It was a kind of puniahnieut administered iu 
extraordinai'y ciises, in which the body aud the 
USind of an incorrigible transgressor were deliv- 
ered J>y the command of God, into the power of 
Satan, to ho tortured with diseases and terrors; 
but while tho body aud mind were thus tor- 
mented, the spirit was in the hands of a merci- 
ful God, who was waiting to be gracious. This 
allliction wtw generally, iu idl probability, only 
for It Hcasoii, though sometimes it was evidoutly 
unto death, as the phrase, "destruction of the 
Hosh " seems to imply. A jicrson thus given 
over by the power of God into the hands, or 
under the influence of Satan, could not help but 
experience the deepest contrition, remorse aud 
humility of spirit, so tiuit iu the end this dire 
punishment would be for his good. Though it 
was for the destruction of the flesh, yet it was 
for salvation of the spirit. It was this specits 
of piiuishuient that was nieted out to Acauias 
and Sapphira, and to Elyuuis the Sorcerer. 
Mattik .'\. Lk; 



MAKE CHILDHOOD SWEET. 

Wait not till thi* little hands are at rest 

Kre yi(u fill tliem full of flowera; 
Walt U'jt for tjie crowning tuberose 

To tnah'' swe«'t la-tl s-'wl hours; 
But while In the busy household band, 

Vourdjirllntf* still nenl your iru'^liDg band, 
Uh, lill ih^-li U\*-s with i^weftne^i: 

Walt not till the litUe hearts are atlll 

For ^le loving IiXiktuid plirasei 
liut while you gently cliide a fault 

The gwijd deed kindly praiiie. 
The woni you wonid sprak beside the hler 

FalUswwtcr far on the living ear: 
Oil, ill! your lives with sweetness! 

I,et never u worldly hautde keep 
Vour heart from the joy ewb day should reap. 

Circling your Uvea with aweelnesfl. 

Give thankn eaeh morn for the sturdy boys. 

Give thanks for the fairy* girls; 
With a dower of wealth like this at home. 

Could y >n rille the earth for pearlsl 
Watt not fi>r death to gem love's crown. 

llul daily show<-r life's ble.saingB down, 
And rill youi- hearts with sweetness. 

Uemrmljpi- the homes where the light has (led. 

Where the mse has faded away; 
And thij love tluit glows in youthful hearts, 

Oh, cherish it while you mayl 
An<l make your liujue a garden of llowurn. 
Where joy simll bloom through chlldbood'i 
hours, 
And lilt your lives with sweetness. 

Selected. 



Items of Jnfrresf 



THE TEACHINGS OF JESUS. 



llY JAUIvS WIHT. 



— Ge-V. Kauffiuan of the Russian arn~""~" 
Englaud liai gained but liUle in territ<,r '^ **■ 
Afghan war, and ha* met with reverse ^^" 
have been concealed by the papers. - 

—The SoHlh-uesUrn ^^'^rocnU- s^^y^^i^ 
Catholic ecclesiastical teachers and 2CHyi ** 
of charity are at work amoug the colored '"^^ 
of the South, visiting from cabin to cabi '*"^'" 

— LiviKu creatures would hardly 
thing to post by mail, but on an average ^ ''^ 
iou of packages containing canary a..,t ^^ 



birds, aud bees, are annually sent 
G rman post-office. 



"«"gli tU 



A SMALL AUDIENCE. 

ONE of the Savior's most delightful discourses, 
second only to the Sermon ou the Mouut, 
is that delivered at Jacob's Well to butonelivt- 
ener, and that oue a poor, despised Samaritan 
womau. It encourages the hear; of n minister, 
of course, to be able to preach to multitudea — 
often it fosters vanity and pride. But let him 
not couut it condescension, when the occasiou 
calls for it, to sjieak the truths of the Gospel to 
solitary listeners, or to " two or three " gather- 
ed together in the name of Jesus. — Selected. 



Thb bird of wisdom Hies low uud seeks his 
food under hedges; the eagle himself would Ite 
btarri'd if be always tioured aloft against the sun. 



" I am the li^flil of the world."-iTohn 8: 12. 

AS inan tiPcM a guide, it is surely wisdom in 
him to follow the instructions of a Teacher 
sent from heaven. Cliriat is such a teacher ahd 
Hia written Word, in connection with tbe ex- 
perience of Hih devoted followers, as His Spirit 
accompanies tbesL', guiding them into all truth, 
aie sufKcient to enlighten the world's moral at- 
mosphere, and all that follow iu the footsteps of 
tbe ble.ssed Savior enjoy that ?piritual light 
which wiil illumine their pathway from earth 
to glory. 

The teachings of the Gospel make tbe future 
all radiaut with lite, light and immortality, 
when in simplicity they are obeyed. Christ is 
to the f-|»iritiui! or moral world what tbe mate- 
rial sun ia to the natural world, aud tbe analo- 
gy is so perfect as to be termeiia the sacred 
iiccord the Sun of Kighteousness. Mai. 4: 2, 

The truths of the Gospel are beams of light 
and love which radiate from oue common cen^ 
trt — tbe cross of Christ. Aud as far as their rays 
expend a cheerful aud benign influence is felt, 
jJispclling the thick gloom of sin and iniquity 
that would otherwise remain; for while men are 
in a natural state they love darkness rather thai: 
light, and the reason is obvious; their deeds are 
evil. Tbey are uot yet enlightened by that 
true tight, the Redeemer of mankind. Jesus 
taught His disciples to let their light shine be- 
fore men, aud that they should uot keep it hid- 
den or concealed so that others bebuldiug the 
virtue of doing good works might also be con- 
strained to glorify our Father who is in heaven, 
by yielding implicit obedience to all the require- 
ments of the Gospel. Christ is tbe light of the 
present world, and will be the light of the eter- 
nal or celestial world, and in that great city, the 
New Jerusalem, the Lamb is the light thereof. 
Uy following Him the saiuts have the promise 
of the light of. life. John 11: 5. The true be- 
liever, like the prophet of old. may look confid- 
ingly to God aud say, Thou sbalt guide me with 
thy counsels aud ai'terwards receive me lio 
to glory. If we are faithful here ou earth, 
dwelling with fallen aud benighted beings like 
ourselves, we may soon he u^hered into that 
world of light, to enter upon employments suit- 
ed to our increased powers of mind and soul. 
Heaven is the abode of bright bpings of cease- 
less activities, who are continually engaged in 
the perforuiiuice of missions received from their 
Creator. Earth is the abode of fallen man. but 
Clirist has given unto us a perfect Law. and if 
we wish to enjoy eternal life in the future state 
we must be willing to be governed by this Law. 
Jesus says, " I am the way, the truth, and the 
life: no mau cometh to the Father but by me -' 



The Scripture sets Christ before us as our mod 
el, oarexampler; His life wo should imitate to 
be Christians; His actions are for u-4 to copy, 
and if we love Him, we will keep His command- 
meuts. He is our elder brother, hence joint 
heirs witb Him to that iucorruptible estate that 
has through Him beeu so graciously bequeath- 
ed to all the elect of God. This estate consists 
in a blissful immortality of light aud love near 
thft Throne. 



— TnE fears entertained that RuRgj. . 
once iu Bulgaria would be detrimental t t '^ 
lou and the Bible, have passed awj,v t" 
Russians have favored tbe circulation f 
Bible. **" 

— There is a colony of Mormons in Wj 
but they are not at ail prosjierons. Yji 1"' 
of men enticed iuto it «' e generally fr«ui ^ ^ '^' 
those who find it hard work to maintairi'"^" 
vrife and one family. """ 

— A MAS seldom finds out that the BiKi' 
not true until he discovers that his con, ' 
life is condemned by it. After that the B J' 
becomes a book that will not bear the tesl ^ 
the scientific method. '^' 

— " SirriNG Bull " and his warriors have Uf, 
Canadian aoil, aud are now %vithin the tcrritrt 
of the United States. There is great restlp 
ucss among all the Indian tribes in theTerrit 
ries, and bloody conflicts are anticipated. 

— A» English correspondent says that M 
Spureeon is a groat beer drinker, and is jn 11 
habit of taking something stronger. His (.\ 
pression that he " smoked cigars to the glorv 
God," makes us fear the above report is true. 

— One of the advantnges of beiug raised ii> 
Russia is the certainty of having a good tnui. 
Everj' young man, no matter what his statioi 
iu lite may he, must become independcut In 
learning how to gain a livelihood with hia oki, 
hands. 

— The commissioner of agriculture has order- 
ed a large number »if shoots of the bamboo plan! 
from Japan, for the purpose of introducing tin- 
plant into this country. He ia confident it cm, 
be successfully grown here. 

— The United States sent out an en(oii]o!i> 
gical commission this year to investigate tlir 
Rocky Mountain locust and other insect pest- 
in the far West, which reports Ihat there wiil 
be no general invasion of the Western Statp- 
and Territories during 1879. 

—A coRBEsi-nNDENT of the Christian i^nm 
exposes the fact that slavery in its worst fl,lrlll^ 
coutinues unchecked in Turkey, aud that hun- 
dreds of youth from Christian families in tb^' 
provinces overrun by the late war are held as 
slaves by their Mohammedan owners. 

— Zioti's Herald says the turning of a minis- 
ter, called of God to preach the Gospel, to dab- 
bliiig in polities and venturing into oiouey 
speculations, is a spectacle to men and angels. 
The Christian at Work, which will be facetious 
even over grave matters, adds, " aud a spectiicle 
to devils too." Aud thiuka' the devil bat too 
many spectacles of that kind. 

— It is stated on the authority of Dr. Dp 
Boismont that since the beginning of the pres- 
ent century not less than 100,000 Frenchmen 
have committed suicide. The statistics. for thf 
year IS 76 show the number for that year was 
5,567, which would show more than 400.000 io 
tbe present century. Undcmbtedly 200,000 have 
perished by their own hands in that time. 



Weke it uot for tbe clouds that darken i 
there would be no rainbow ia our lives. 



— .\n article iu the Independent affirms tbnt 
" Missionaries find that, except MohammedttDS. 
the Jews are the hardest people to convert to 
Christianity." This is attrihuted to their 
knowledge of the fact that their religion was 
demonstrated to be true, and every leliRiM 
having any just claim to be true is foundfil up- 
on it; therefore it is uot strange that ihey cling 
to it tenaciously. And yet they are actually 
losing faith in it. No people can alwaysretain 
an active luith in a religion the facts and eipJ- 
rtencea of which are all id ages long past. 

—A French railroad engineer recommends 
lime as a preservative of wootl. In practice, 
be digs a large hole iu the ground, in wticn 
be places the wood to be prepared, and coTer* 
it with freshly burnt lime, which is b!''"'' 
slacked by the addition of water. About eigbt 
days are required to fully complete the proce^- 
Tho wood becomes so hard that it has been usw ^ 
for haiuraera in factories. 



20 



THLE UltKTHKEN A.T ■VVORIv. 



tforrcsjiomlfncc. 



l^'^ hurch uewB for the V\ mter 80 far. is 
({^ t ^0 V^o\\^e and gratifying as we could 
[I "'' ^ have some encounigiaa things to 

M'' W J. H. Bauiuan entered our field 
^^''^^' aarv on the 14th of December, and 
^'"'.'*'''^'.eeli9 of ardent labor at three ditfer- 
^iX^''^ ^itliin the limits of ourcougregation, 
(''f''*^ >lit applicants for admissiou into the 



From Rome Church, Ohio. 



V* 



''**'i' (-^'edinS ^""^"^ ^"^' '" ^^^ course he 



J thB limite of Solomon Valley cnugre- 



' the night of the 21st of January, 

''""'' til the last account, seven sermons 
'^' ■hfd, fn*^ rewanled with five addi- 
**'*.'.. tn the church, ani au apparent 
... I„m nud revivifying of the spiritual 
H t th^ beloved there. It ■woiild Dot be 
f^^^'^iitticc to pass silently by the superior 
^^^^ nd earnest warm-hearted hospitality 
^^""liierly love that prevails among the 
*°'^ r^n L'f Solomon Valley. Another nutice- 
f'l'ture amoug the Brc-thr.-u here, is their 
■^'l li'uon-conformity, plaiuiiess and order. 
•^"'"^lieir peace and harmony lod brotherly 
'*"" d spiritui*' prosperity attributable to 
measure? 
L.frard to the character and power of 



love 
[his in ft 

' . Bauman's labor in the ministry, we 
i'f"'" .u afifip^ Well filled houses. 



,f re more 



than gratified. 



character- 



, t,.,vi.'r hearts and flowing tears el 
i'tbe series evpry-where, especially at the 
, ■ yet the weather was severe and uufavor- 
irmucli of the time he was here. 

g ijitiiul labor upon the frontier is, in some 
JlecK sin'il'"' *" *^'"' "S"'^"!^"'"''' P^o^ress 
T tlie Slid has to be brjken up and left rot 
111 many cases, before it is prepared to 
,i„i,te and sustain the growing crop. Yet 
that not a single Gospel ser- 



JAXVARY 2(1. I'r^nrbe,! the fuucrnl of 
Samuel Snider, aged three year^; an! threi- 
dayt). Congregations large and apparently iu- 
tert>*»ted. 

Jan. 27. Two meetings to-day. Congrega- 
tions large. 

Jan. 2S. Two meetings to-day, much inter- 
t, one baptized. 

Jan. 29. Two meetings to-day. Visited the 
sick. Had pleasant interviews with them in 
regard to their future condition. 

Jan. 30. Very interesting meetings, one 
baptized, making five in this church at thit* 
meeting and a fan- more applicants, and I hope 
many more will come. We now hid farewell 
and go away to meet no more on earth but 
hope to meet the loved ones above- 
Jan. 31. Arrived at Green Spring church in 
time for evening meeting. 

Feb. 1. Preached the funeral sermon of sis- 
ter Melissa Shafer to a very large congregation 
of sympathizing friends. Disea-e, lung fever. 
Aged 2!* year.s. 11 months and H> days. She 
wa.s one of those tender, loving, ijiotheily sis- 
ters — was loved by all both in and out of the 
church — was a faithful Sunday-school worker, 
and a faithful Christian. 0. how great the 
los-i to father, mother, brothers and sisters, and 
to the cliurch and to a dear companion, but 
your loss is her gain. She said, after talking to 
all kindly and bidding farewell. "I am now 
tired and wish to sleep. Darken the windows.'" 
Turning over on her side she died, or went to 
sleep in the arms of Jesus. Now. dear father 
and mother, prepare to meet your daughter in 
a better world. Husband continue faithful; it 
will not be lon^ uutil you can take her by the 
hand ayain. May we all prepare to meet be- 
yond the river of death. 

jEseB Caiaeht. 



Oospel with power. Our prayers is, the Lord 
renew tliem abundantly. 

Some of those received during these meet- 
ings, are quit^ voung, but they are not too 
young to give their hearta to the Savior, and 
to flee the Satjinic allurementj*. 

On the evening of the 24th, brother Jacobs 
commenced meeting and closed on the night of 
the 2Tth. These meetings were held in a school- 
room in Friendsville. The Wiubrenarians 
held mfeting in the Reformed church at the 
same time, in the same place, but the people 
crowded into the school-room, while the Wine- 
breuarians bud acarsety any hearers. Six ware 
baptized hy brother Jacobs, and one made ap- 
applicatioo. D. J. Mybss. 

Hoinervillr, Ohio, Ffbnianj 3, 1^79. 



From Fulton Co.. Pa. 



jirbil.- 
germ ill 



From F. P. Loehr. 



itiiiuy opinion, 

is ever entirely lost. Let us thank God 
i tiikf courage. James L. Switzkh. 

\kl,l''-'-' 

From Republic Co.. Kansas. 

I LEtT Andrew county, - Missouri, January 
ITth. find arrW'J'i fit this pl't**;^ on t^J" ^^*-^^- 
Maourlirothor-in-lawatthedep'it, also met 
etaerW. J. H. Biinman.of lowH. and brother 

Fadel.v, if Bi>ri- ^^^^' ^'"'^ ^''^*'^- ^^^ ^^'^''^ 
conveyi^i to the house of N. K. Williams, three 
miW.m.th-east'olScandia. We were very giad 
to meet with the loved ones. It has b;en five 
years sioce we bade our brother and sifter fare- 
Bell; then to meet again after so many day:* it 
i.a*oiu-i.e of much plea.'^ure. A few hours of 
social convi^nsation, brother Bauman returned 
to bif uppoiutnieut three niilei weU of 
where he has been holding meetiu?. 
nr Fadely and my.-»elf remained to 
.'jintment at the school-house 
met at 



fori 



toffi 

fill m upp' 

in this neighborhood, whore 
the usu;d hour lor niglit meeting. Had a full 
house of attentive listeners. Next mornin 
«e wrre taken to the plnw where brother Bau- 
man wus holding forth the word oflife to the 
peojile. where I tried to preach as God gave 
ability. After a hearty exhortation by broth- 
er Bauman, three arose, and said by their act- 
ions that they were tired of sill. On the niglit 
pfevioiis three more came out ou the Lord'.s 
«de, which makes six at that place. Thus vou 
see that brother Bauman labors are not in vain. 
After remaining with brother a few hours con- 
tmiiii; about things past, present and I'ulure, 
we Iwile him farewell, and retunieil to our ap- 
poiutnient at the school-honse, where wc have 
been lahoring one week. It seems that the peo- 
ple are well pleaied with the doctrine of the 
BiWo (Ls preached and prai'ticed by the Breth- 
ren, What will be the result of our ett'ort, 
Gid tiiily knows. We will continue the meet- 
ing a U-w days longer, then visit our Brethren 
in Jewell county. Will say that brot;her Kade- 
Ij is ayoung minister, well re;id in Scripture, 
ind fluent in doctrine. We divided the burden, 
lint the work of the Lord is easy when we 
work for His glory. 

So far I am very well pleased with this 
fflunty, and can recommend it as a good farm- 
ing country. Scandia is i thrifty little village. 
It is growing very rapidly. My slater is the 
0"ly member that lives in this neighborhood 



ICAME htre with my wife to uur lormer 
home, where we had lived twenty years, be- 
ins connected with the church called Turkey 
Creek. Brother John Leathermau being house- 
keeper then. The church was then composed 
of less than one hundred members. The terri- 
tory embraced sixty miles east and west, and 
about twenty-five or thirty north and south. 
Now at this" time composes ten churches, aver- 
aging not less than two hundred members. For 
about twenty years harmony and union pre- 
vailed, but, as is always the case, Satan, the 
Adversary of God and man disturbed the fold, 
but thanks be to God. He heard the command 
'■ Get thee behind me Satan." 

I attended a council meeting last Saturday 
in uur " Big Church," which was conducted, 
not hy the otheials only, but by the cliurch. 
botli male and female members uFcd the liber- 
ty tu express their minds freely just as they 
did at a council meeting at Waddam's tirove, 
in Illinois, %vheiv I was present, li our mem- 
bers are made to feel not only at liberty to 
speak their min.?, but really their duty to speak 
then love and good will doth prevail. I felt to 
make this remark because there is a lack in 
this respect here and there. The olhcial Ireth- 
ren transact bubiness among themselves that 
properly belongs to the body, which causes a 
coldness and indiflference among the private 
members, hence the meagre attendance at 
church meetings. 

I preach in the Disciple church, nt Milford 
this week. I then go from church to church, 
to do what I can. We have very attentive 
hearers, and large congregations. 



Ihur lirffhmi:— 

I WILL givu a short sketch of our meetings 
here in the Lickiug Creek church. Broth- 
er Buckalew. of (Clifton Mill, Virginia, came to 
us on the 7th of December. Commenced A se- 
ries of meetings, which lasted until the Uth. 
He preached nine sermons, holdiug forth the 
Word with power, and encouraging the church 
to press onward, and warning sinners to flee 
the wrath to come. May the Lord reward him 
for bis labors of love. Three precious soul* 
were made to feel the need of a Savior, and 
came out on the Lord's side and were buried 
in the rolling stream, and arose to walk in 
newness of life. Afterward two more. 

On the I8th of January, brethren James U. 
Lane and W. L. Spanogte, of Hill Valley, H-.nf- 
ingdon, counry, Penn.. came and labored until 
the evening of the 22ud. On the morniug of 
the 22nd. two were made willing to come and 
take passage on the old Ship of Ziou. After 
preacbing and the Gospel rules were laid before I 
them, we repaired to a place where the ir.e was 
removed and baptism was adrainist^ered. Hope 
that all these lambs may be nourished in a 
proper manner. May they become aa a city 
set upon a hill, that others seeing their good 
works might glorify their Father which is in 
heaven, and be constrained to do His will. 
How precious it is for Brethren to dwell to- 
gether; and often we were made to feel if not 
like, yet similar to a Peter of old " It was good 
to be there. W. R. Truas. 



Though our Piatt friends are noted for their 
Christian conduct, however plenty room for im- 
provement. One Methodist friend remarked 
that if they could only have more i>uch preach- 
ing, our community would be betVr off. 

Gkohur W. Keu. 
Frb. 2. 1H70. 

Sunday-School Convention. 

INASMUCH aa the Brethren of the Middle 
District of Indiana, deem it necessary for 
the general advancement of the Sunday-school 
cause, and in order to come to a moye successful 
action and unanimity of sentiment, it is, there- 
fore, proposed to hold a Convention in connec- 
tion with the Miiwionary Convention, (which 
has been announced) at the Spring Creek 
church, Kosciusko Co., Ind., beginning «t2 
o'clock P. M., April 2!^t, and continuing wilh 
an evening session. A programme will be put^ 
lished in due time. 

It will be remembered that the Missionary 
Convention is to he belil April 22ud, the day 
previous to District Meeting. Those coming 
by rail will stop at (Villaiiier. on Detroit. Eel 
River i*!: Illinois 11. K , or Pierceton, on IHtb»- 
burg. Ft. Wayne J; Chicago U, R,, where they 
will be met with conveyances, bj giving proper 
notice, A general invitation is given. 

D. MiLl.RIt, 

A. W. BoWM.is, 
Committee of Arrangements. 
A. W. Bowman, 

C'>rrespondin2 Secretary. 
KiU'tli At(i)iclie»frt; Imi. 

I'. C, pUai^c (^ojiy. 



From Whitley Creek. 111. 



From Black River Church, Ohio, 



prayer is that ere long she may liave *he 



Oar 

privilese of meeting regularly with God's peo- 
P'"- Brethren preached a few times here, hut 
'« the most of th-j poople thi doctriue is new. 
^t as fir as 1 am able to judge, success will 
*w the result, provided the Brethren con- 
tin i 



'^'■ngiilar meetings. 



S. C. Bashor. 



!)ivr Brethren: — 

I WILL give you a short sketch of our meet- 
iugs in the Black River church, Med- I 
ina county, Ohio. 

Brethren P. J. Brown and Henry Jacobs, of 
Congress, Ohio, came to us. by invitation, on 
the Mth of January, and commenced u series 
of meetings, and continued to the 20th. when 
brother Hrowu started for home. Brother Ja- 
cobs continued up to this date. Three had 
been received into the church, and on the 2l8t, 
one more was baptized, and on that evening 
when invitation was given, eleven more arose. 
Oh what jejoicing in the camp of the believer?, 
to see Satan's ranks thinned and the believers 
strengthened hy young volunteers. Ou the 
2:3nd, these eleven were received into the church 
by bu[itiMn. making, in all, fifteen during these 
meetings. On the night ni the 22nd was our 
last mealing. The house was filled to its ut- 
most capacity, and the best of attention and 
order were ;;;ivrn The bnlliren preached the 



Ihur Brethrm:— 

LAST Septemhur, myself and family were 
vifiitng the brethren and sister* and friends 
in Christian county.inthe neighborhood where 
we had lived for fifteen ytars. and where, as I 
verily believe, 1 heard the the first Go.spel ser- 
mon. It was preached by brother A. S. Leer 
and brother Henry lirubaker. many y^arw ago. 
When we came here there was but one mem- 
ber except my wife. We now number eight 
members, and if we could have preaching reg- 
ularly, we would soon have many more. When 
I was in Christian county, I had the pleasure 
of hearing brother A. S. Leer proclaim the 
truth of the Gospel in its purity. 1^ requested 
him to visit us in our isolated condition, which 
he responded to ou the Lolh of Nov. hwt, in 
company with brother Daniel Vaiiiman and 
Jacob Whitehead. Had eleven discourses. The 
result of which wa^i, four were added to the 
church by baptism, and one more applicant. 
The aitplicaut was taken suddenly ill about the 
close of the meeting, but she is still strong in 
the faith, and wishes to bo baptized when it is 
convenient. May the Lord help her to hold 
out faithful, and not put it off too long. Wt 
had a good meeting, and 1 think many were 
almost persuaded to come out on the Lord's 
side. .1^4 

Bruce, UmUrie Co., Ill 



From D. N. Workman. 

ACCOUDING to promise, I have now visited 
the Owl Creek and Danville churches. 
Brother Calvert wax to accoiupiuiy 'ue but 
sickness prevented. 1 then called on brother 
.\. M. Dickey, who at once responded to the 
call, and drew the Gospel sword, and made 
deadly strokes at the enemy. Our lueetinga 
were very pleasant, and seemed to be enjoyed 
by almost all that attended them. The most 
of the brethruu and sisters in these churches, 
Muuui to bd vwy imLiv« in thvir M«ftt«r*» work. 
In the Owl Creek church there were five addi- 
tions, and in the Daiiviile there were twenty. 
So you can see, dear brethren and sistl•r^, that 
the labors of these churches are not in vain in 
the Lord. Wo commeuccd the meeting Jan. 
4tli, and closed them on Jan. 28th. Now 
may th« Lprd.bleBi* and Itcep us all, i* my pray- 



AnhlanfifPbio, 



JambsF. Oavis. 



From Creston, Iowa. 

Diur Urethral:— 

1)KKMAPSaUttle news from this part of 
llnii-n county would bfe of some interest 
to you. The few brethren and aifeters living, 
here are still trying to serve our Redeemer a* 
best they can under the circumstances, 
much beloved brethren M. Meyers a. 
father Sink gave us a monthly call until Win- 
ter set in, then we had no more preaching by 
brethren until the 15th or ICth of January 
brother Samuel Garber, of Decatur Co., Iowa, 
came to us and preached one week m the Meth- 
odist church, and it might be well to say that 
the beat of order prevailed throughout the 
meeting. Our Piatt friends showed the best 
respect to the elder. He cave all good advic^, 
i which if obeyed, will make our vicinity much 
beM...r in the w.iy of piety .i:id true holiness. 



Ou 
liiul oU 



From Central Illinois. 

HAVlNll Ih'cii r.'iiiiestctl (ocdmeiiiHl I'veach 
11 t'mieriil for siftter ilimt't*' aifter's child, 
ami to IbIjof with thf-m u wiiilc; uud alter con- 
aullini; with Bom? of our Hrcthvcn here, we 
giivp coiijtent, to go as tho Master has saiil, "Qo 
preach my Gospel." So we sliuted, Iccompan- 
leil by brother (i. W. Dale. Iteached the place 
of meeting Sotnrdfiy evening the 18th. Had 
good order and attention, tio we contioud 
meeting Sunday and every night until Wednes- 
day nignt. Interest continued to grow better, 
i lifter we had tallied to the people, we gave 
an invitation, and three persons came out OS 
the l.ord'n side, to go with the people of God. 
So we iiunoiineed another Uleeting for the fol- 
lowing night and the next day at brol lier .lohn 
Kikea. .\fter services we went to the water- 
side, where prayer was wont to be made; the 
hrethn-n haviug cut the ice open, which was 
about tiftecn inchea thick, and were buried 
with Christ in baptism. May the good 
Lord bless them and enable them to hold out 
faithful to the end. , , 

At night we went back again to giv^ them a 
farewell discourse, which resulted in the best of 
order and attention. Many good impressions 
were made. Wc felt as though we could not 
leave them, feeling the value of their precious 
souls, and so near the kingdom. Hoiw the 
seed sown will be as bread cast upon the waters, 
to be gathered not many days hence. 

Next day, at 111 A. M., preached the funeral 
of sister Susan Ciirrison's child: then 
look our leave for Woodford county, where the 
IStvthreii had a meeting in progress. Met 
with thein in their meeting-house, where we 
were kindly received. The next day, went to 
meet with the lit.-thren in I'ike Creek congre- 
gdlioii. Met with our dear brethren, Menno 
Staulfer and Henry Kuiity., of Piatt count)-. 
Illinois, who were laboriug with the lirethren 
for the MiistiT. Jlsy Mod bhss their labors, is 



IIIE BRETHKKJ^r ^X "WOKIi. 



Febr 



our prayer. Staid with thoiii until Saturday 
afternoon; then went to our nocisl meeting, to 
mwt with our do«r Brethrt-n at home. The 
next day attenile<i regular meeting, and afV^r 
serricee we started home. 

Will iav to to the brethren and watem, that 
we met with in our truvelH, and especially thone 
that live in Lacon. that th^y hare our Iwwt 
thanks and well wishps for their kindneun 
shown to u« while with them. We arrivod 
home Sunday evening the 26th, Found all 
well. K. Hbckman. 

Cornell. III., Jan. 27th. mO. 



Frooi Pike Creek Church, Illinois. 



t-^~The Dijitrict Mei-ting of Northern Dis- 
trict of Indiana, will he held May litt, Ibl'J, in 
the Union Center TJuitnct. at the Whitehead 
meeting-houMe, three milee west of New Paria. 
Klkbart county. Indiana. New Paru in the 
only railroad station to stop at. 

JuHR CALriBT, Clerk. 

I5f The I-tiiitrict Meeting of the Fin»t di*- 
trict of West Virginia, will Iw on the 18tb and 
l&th of April, IH79, with the Luneys Creek 
church, at their meeting-houMe, at Big Hpriog. 
Tbotte coming by Boston & Ohio K. It., will 
•top off at Keyier. where they will hare cou- 
veyanceH. by previouHly writing to Martin Coi»- 
ner, and informing him of the number of 
pawiengers. No conveyance aft«r the morning 
of the day previous to the day of meeting, un- 



Jaimh W. McDohali). 

t^" The District Meeting No. 1, Virginia, 
will be held at the Valley meeting-house, Bote- 
tourt county Virginia, on the IHth and lUth of 
of April. It ifl reijUPHted that the chiirche-i by 
their reprewntativcH will pay in the amount of 
their oHHeNHment to pay expenstn of the forth 
coming Annual Meeting. If you can poasibly 
do more than the amount UBHetnwd, do so, as it 
may be needed. 

B. F. MoouAW, Iteceiver and Cor. Sec. 
:■*?- The Dintrict Meeting of the Northern 
Dintrict of Iowa and Minnesota, will be on the 
7th of March, in the meeting-house, four and 
ono-half miles nouth of Waterloo, in Black 
Hawk county. The Brethren desire a repre- 
sentation of hU tho,Hub- districts. 

J. A.Ml'IlKAY. 



f nnifit gshev. 



WE have had meetings twice almost every , , , . , 

day for over one week; brother Stauffer | '«« >>y special agreement, 
and Kuntz hHving volunteered to bow the good 
seed among us. It has taken root, indeed 
much more no than they are probably aware of; 
two were baptized, and others were only deter- 
red through fear of the cold snow wat<'r. In 
justice to the Brethren, I beg leave to state, 
that without one single exception, all those 
who were fortunate enough to hear brother 
Stauffer speak, cannot find words proper. U) ex- 
press their satisfaction, and unbounded admira- 
tion, for bin talent ai a spiritual speaker; and 
Jet me add further, that your humble Kervant 
has seen the world in times gone by; has beard 
over so many of the so much ranked eminent 
spoakora. of almost every other denom 
ination known; and during a residence of 
five years at Itome, while an oHiwir in the 
French army, I have had occasion daily to list- 
en to the sermons of the highest and most 
talented dignitaries of the Itoranii church, not 
excepting I'ope PiuH IX: but never, no. never 
before, have I heard words an beiiutitul, and 
nrguments more convincing than those of our 
beloved brother Stauffer. Every syllable of 
which, the listener could tnue from his lips to 
the very bottom of his hoiirt. Many a time 
during his sennons, a desire arose within mo, 
that I might be able to launch lis I have in 
times past, the soldiers under my command, 
this plain sorviint of our Lord, agiiinst those 
modern theatrical performers of certain Bect«, 
whose liigh-luned, studied sentences are but 
cnlculaU'd to ronrute, insU-iwl of nnlighti'n the 
mind of their hearers. Verily, verily, our Lord 
.(esus from over tliere, not from Itome, appoints 
his tishernmti here below, 

Brother Kiintz's romnrksworoHhort, convinc- 
ing and to the point. Ho is also an excellent 
vocalist. 

Once more, beloved Brethren, accept the 
most heartielt thanks from your brethren and 
sisters here; mid rest assured tlint we sliall ever 
remember you, and the good time we enjoyed 
with you, while in our midst. 

Loi^iH LKl)^;^^ 
C/iemn, III., h\b. I', ls'7ii. 
I The above shows what thosn irom other 
lands think of the Bretliren's plain, him pie 
method of preaching the uuadultruted truth. 
Take courage and presi with vigor ou. — Eds J. 



I iiCCK.- to ehf boood^ of ihe Bi? OroT* choreh, Benton 
roLinlj. ro«». .Voieraber Zlth. 1&7S, Lrotber Thoiuft- 
Baek, ^t'l A9 je*n, ft mootbi »■! iC 4mj». 

Brother Buek "m bora M«reh 8th, ITW, is Bed- 
ford coualj. Peiio.7l»»l)i» W«# nurd in md «b«ul 
HUijtiowo, HonitT»et eoimij, P». Wm owrried So' 
l«r 2'Jlh. JSl'i to rntlienne WiniMDs. Sbe die-i in Surk 
eouoly. Ohio. Mmreh 2Ttb, 1M2. About two jfn •fter 
be wu Hurried again o sifter Eliiabeih Wiotro-l* 
jear after b« wu received into Ihe church, and ira« a 
conni-tedt member till hii ImI. On the 3rd of June, I 
be wu Ntruok with pBl»7, ibkt he eouM not more hia 
IcA am) ar.d leg. and fltlkllj could mote nothing but hii 
right Land aad bead. In the meaDtime be called for lh< 
cMcn. and woa aaointtd in the name of the Lord. 

Prria Foeuit- 
I'rimiiir:!- Christian, plta»e copy. 



jgusincaa icparfajp^ 



Sooki, Fuflilets, Irsctt, ek, for Sile it thii OSu. 



ObitUkrlei ihoutd be brief, written on but one aide of the 
pftper, and iepankt« from all other buslaeas. 



<^iniimiu'cnictit». 



Monou of Loie-fewla, Dlalrioi McetingH, eio,, ahould 

be brief, and wrlttou on paper iopar«l« 

ttum other bualuenr. 



roy- Nr.»r8yracuiio, Ind, Deo 23rd, l87fl. of icurlet 
foTer, Tilghuiao. von of brother Dntid and miKor Je 
m\muV.oj, ngod IT yearn 7 iiiuntbg and .''i dnjs. KU' 
oeral diicourio b^ Ju««a Calvert and Davis Vuunce. 
R. (lALi^QUin. 

MOR— In Yellow Crepk dlHtrict, Annie Moo. ageil !>'.> 
TearN, T monlbe and 10 in/a. SorTieoa bjr John Meti- 
Icrand nthers. from Itev, 14; 13, 

OItBN'CnATN',-ln Ibe Turbej Creek church, riiwnef 

oounljr, NelirnHkri. HiHlerHuHie A„ wifi. of brolher Jnmea 

Obenchain onil daughter of brolher A, W, and BiHtrr 

Mary Miller, aged W jenrn, ft montbii and 6 drtje. 

8ho NulTrred much, and bore ber nulTcring^ »illi 

Chrintinn rortltudo. and waa fHllv renigned tu the »i1l nf 

the I^rd, whom eho tried In Henro iiince i>he wti« Ihirtnm 

jrearn uld, Bliiadktu Kiiith. 

.SPKlNOKlt.^ln Ihe Anliotrim oongregalion, Md., Decem- 
ber ITlh, IHTH, brother Kmanucl tjpringor, ugud H7 
yearn, 11 months and 10 days. Thus bas [iiutii"] nwny. 
a fuilhfiil nervant of (iod. J. E. S. 



DISTRICT MKKTINOS. 
H-t'rThe Brethren of the North-western 
district of Ohio, will holil their next Annual 
District Conference at Eiigle Creek church, 
Hancock Co., Ohio, on Saturday, May 24th, 
187(1, at 10 A. M. Those interested in the 
miMionary cause will please meet the day pre- 
Tious, at 1 .\. M., to devise the best means for 
the spread of the Gospel. Those wishing to 
attend the meetings will stop off at Dunkirk, 
Ohio, and are also requested to notify the un- 
dersigned several days previous, so the neces- 
sary arrangements can he made to convey 
them to the place of meeting. 

S. T. BossKKMAN, Cor. Sec. 

r^"The District Meeting of Southern Ind. 
will be held, the Lord %villing, on the !Hh day 
of April, 1879. in the Stony Creek district 
church, three miles East of Noblesville, which 
is the stopping place. We also desire to see 
all the churches represented iit that meeting 
either by delegate or letter. 

John Caylob. 
Frimilive Christian, please coyy. 

r^'The District Council of Southern Iowa, 
will be held at Mt. Etna, Adams county, Iowa, 
April 7th, 1879. The Brethren will hold their 
Love-feast on Saturday the 5th of April, Intfore 
the Council. A. Haiiakhu. 

Frimilice Chrietiun, please copy, \ 



aTUAI-KY.-Iu Ihe Yellow Oreek coDgregaliou, Heaford 
ooiihly Til.. Jan. '2Ut. IHT'.i, HiHler Nnrrit't Slruley, ikgrd 
II& yuarH, muulheand H> doye. Funeral soryiccR by 
tho llrolhren. f^oiu Ileb. 1>; 21, 'iS. 

C. L.KiTK, 

SHALI.ENBAIU1KH.-In Uie Lo»l Creek church. Snyder 
eouHty, ruuii-ylrania, January 2(llh, IHT'.i, brinbor 
JuhuSbnlloiibarger, igeil ST ycura and 4 umntbN, Ku- 
Dvrul sertlcoB by brother Holumon Sicber nnd others. 

H. J. SlIALI.BNUAIIUEII. 

nONYWlTV,— In (he Turkey Creek cbiircb. I'uwiiee Co., 
Neh., Feb. lal. infant dmtgUler of brollicr John niid 
siHior M. Jtouywity. l^urivral oocnalou by broihrcn 
William 8iuiib and William I'ullen. 

W18K.— In Dunkirk. Ohio, on Ihe Sth insl , at the res- 
idence of hii brother. Mr, George, ion of elder Chria- 
lltin \\'\w. at ^laiiaRald, Ohio. Fuucral services in 
the i;. B. church, by (be writer, ftvm Penluu 811: i to a 
large audience. S. T. Do««auiiAs. 

WYSONll.— In KIkh-rtcoiinly, Ind,. Fob. 4ih. of mem- 
branouR ferer, Alviii, 9un of brother Daniel and Mary 
Wytiong. aged I year, II luouthH aad H duyi., Funoral 
Horvicoa by J, Anglmyer and the writer, fruin the wonlg. 
" Weep nol for uie, but weep for yoursolveit ivikI your 
children." J, H. Millw. 

ailONTS.— In Ibo borders of Mill Creek church. Ad(tm» 
C-i., III., brother Itubert Shonia, aged TO yaarv, 11 
niontbeand 1 day. 

Brother llohert waa blind for about twonly acVen 
year*, during Mhlch lime he could not do any work, but 
had to be wailed on na a child. He died in (he hope of 
the Savlur: and we irust he will ooiue forth with eyes to 
behold iho gloriea of a betier world. 

SnONTS.— In Ibeaame fnmily, Jan. lat. IRT'J. fi-itnd 
Wiofield ShoDie. aged Uf* years. 10 months and IB days, 
tie, like many ulbers, put oft the one thing needful 
until it wag loii laio. 

ailONT.^.— Si»ler I'olly Shonle. wife of brother Robert 
."^boaiD ideccaiedi. waH born May .SOih. I8i:t. anUdid 
January '.^Jnd. \HT.t, aged 66 yeari. T uionlhe and 2'-i 
•J aye. 

.She was anointed with oil lu the name of the Lord, 
after vLich the expreesed a dciiire tu be abaeni froiu the 
body and proneBl with Ibe l.urd May the bleasio)^ of 
(iud real opoa the borca*ud family irho moura Ike Iuba of 
Ikcu' friaadj, U W.Siucuu. 



Trine Imnnnlon Tr«e«d to the Apertlei. — Being a eolleo- 
- Ill <it lii"iorJcal quotations from modern and ancient 
ihorw. proving that a threefold immemion wiw the 
ly method of baplijiing erer practiced by theapostlea 
and Iheir immediate Duccettaors Dy J- H. Moore- 
64 \>ngve. prifC. 1.'. ccnis ; 10 copieB, fl 00. 
True EvangeliORl Obedience, ils nature nnd necen«ily, aa 
Ifkuitbl ikud |iriii'liced among the Brethren or (lerman 
Bnpti.ifl, Ity J. W, .**tein, being one of his twenty rea- 
Honx fur (I change iti church relalions. Thin is an eicel- 
lent work, and should be circulated by the thouRande all 
orer Ihe country. Price. 15 cenla ; 10 copies, $1 00. 
Tnitll Trltimphint — In »'* numbers of four pages each. 
Buplifm, <iruce and Truth. Peel-woahing- Broth- 
erly Kindni-Ks. Nun-redistance. Non-Eesenlialigm 
Meiwiired, luid Found loo Short. Price 1 cent each, or 
80ceiitA per hundred. 

BiBtoricalChartof Baptism. —This Chart eihibits the 

yearn uf the birib nnd death of the Ancient Fathers 
who ha*e written on the action in baptism — the length 
of their lives, who uf Ihem lived ut the same period, 
and shows how easy it wai for them lo Iransitiil. lo each 
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gpiTOUIALAKU— ■ 

The OUl Or.k-r.-M. M. EsUelmftU - - - 

Moo""^^^''" I'roposition »- 

Xiie "Dciicoii's" Mistake 

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SELECTED : 

There- is ;i \a\w\ ol I'l 
BetUT been liuii' 
A Few Proverlis 
A Pope 

rOETKY : 

Whiit Christ Taui-liL 
Tlje C(Miietry 

ThelUver of D'':iii' 

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WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT 



BY F- r. IXEHR. 



composed of so many young and bright looking 
children, who had already submitted themselves 
under the banner of King Euiniauurl, despising 
the gay follies of ti wicked and perverse world. 
I wish to .say to them in particular, he euconr- 
aged. be firm, be standfast, he immovable; you 
are doiDg a great — a noble work ; your meek and 
modest appearance speaks volumes in favor of a 
-ielf-denying Savior. It is easy preachinjt and 
talkinc; about humility to a mixed congreya- 
tjon when the samples of humility are before 
the eyes. Let me repeat the words of eucouv- 
a-ement, my dear youug brethreu and sisters; 
f you stand linn and true, and walk consistent 
with your profession, you will not only gain to 
yourselves the esteem and love ol all the chil- 
dren of (iod. but aNo that uf the children of the 
world, and thereby create an intiueiite in fa- 
vor of the much despised religion of Jesus 
Christ. If your daily walk aud conduct ia in 
harmony, then you are an epistle known and 
rend by all around you. 

Now while I addressed myself particularly to 
the membei-s of Illinuis, I wi.sh whatever en- 
couragement is given them may be appropri- 
ated to every one deserving in all our wide- 
spread Fratevnity. Wherever triie merit is 
lacking, I praj you, my brethren uml siatt rs lu 
the Lord, resolve with me tu double our dili- 
gence, and devote more of our time, if imssilde, 
more of our means, which God has blessed us 
with, to the alleviation of human misery and do- 
pravity. 

"Can we whose snula are lighted. 

By wisdom from on high? 
Can we, to men benighted. 
The Lamp of light deny? 
' vSalvation, O salvation! 

The joyful sound proclmui. 
; Till earth's remotest natitjii 
j Has learned the Mef^siah's name." 
Noiv a word to the old and feeble— tho&e who 
h;ive|)onie theark of the Lord along: be of 
goodbheer, entrust the work of the Lord into 
the lirnds of those whom the Lord has raised 
by oJr side to occupy when we are gone; put 
intolheir hearts the trust which he had entrust- 
ed iito our hands. We all have made many 
b'uiaers. The Lord has borne with us, there- 
fore U ns hear with our young brethren also. 
Axl ye young, in the prime of manhood, don't 
loite by the way; go forward while the Mace- 
donia! call is made. And ye Joshuas and 
Caleis, lead the host along. Blow the trumij- 
et Idd and long. 
^hfnrd, hid. 



Xiiw, failb, the Hulutance in of Rain, 
We bnpe beyond this lite t'ohtaia; 
The wilnvas, though unse«u we kflow, 
Tluii Cliriat duth dwell wttli «s below. 

]1> faith thf vuu'lil and all \v;ut made. 
Ami lii'iueii with lieiiuliesovei'lalil; 
H\ fiiUli thesniiitsof oMtlhl walk 
With <io.l, ami i.f hia truth dUl t;»lk. 

By faith we <|uit our sin and »ham9. 
And owu our Saviur's Knuious name; 
lly faith we live and praise our God, 
And p:ias beneath the ehasicniuft rod. 

lly faith we sliivp to walk tin- way 
That leads from ibii kness unto day ; 
liy faith the way is clear ami bliRht 
AntI lit with rays of blisaful liybt- 

IJy^faith weseek a home above, 
And dwell below in Jesus love; 
Hy faith his Word we do obay. 
Ami travel in the narrow way. 

lly faith we hud the mercy seat. 
And ivov sit at Jisns' feet; 
Hy faith we keep the word he «pOke, 
And gladly bt^ar ItiH easy yoke. 

And now more faithful eliould we prove. 
While dwelling in this world bdow; 
And then a crown of lilV lie'Il Rive, 
And take iw home with him tollve. 



A WARNING AND INVITATION. 



HY W. U. MILLHH. 



the emotion 



DearBrethrm: 

1 CANNOT withhold from you 
ohuy heart produced by my late- sojourn 
.J,Mmiu.Northernlll,uot only because 

of the general good will and kindness sho«n 
,nefarbeyondmydc.ei-viug, but much more 

because of the -/..Mof the Lord-the cau.e of 
suttenng humanity, w>tb ^vhich every hear 
seemed to be filled, and the readiness to do and 
to act, as welt as to submit to one another m 
loT^ Oh ! that all our beloved Fraternity couhl 
x^}. the UUs cjoycd by tUso who live rot | 
for Ihemselve. only, but for him who lived and 
dadforarebellious race, and left n pattern to 
be imitated by all that arc born anew by a spir- 
itivlblith. Yes, if it were only possible that 
all such oouU see aud underfltaoa that al| they 
arfi and h.v^, i- the LoriV. whether they he >n- 
teiimn-^lor temronU gifts, and that all the 
Wt^bVVa of thft\ mystical body-tUe church ot 
■ie-fe^VChViB'.-*tt. in d.ty bound toserveon^an- 
•i.VKr,t.>t*te^he members of ..ur natural^dy, 
^\1lhT?^ *rUctance, .erve each other. Ibtre 
•i, tt^ V-.t.on a.Hked if the f^ ^ to h. v lo hed, 
■th. \umd will readily do it. Thi*.^tned to be 
^ lan-ely exhibited amcufi ycm ^^ it cheered 
me up and gave rue new impul« to devot* all 
remaining powew wiOii^ metjo the cause oi my 

^My heart ^ often tbrilled with joyful emo- 

iio Jm l««kmg«v^ the*tt*ntiv« congregation. { ^" 



A FEW PROVERBS. 

rriEH go round than fall in the ditch. 



15 Better go alone than go in had company 

B slow to promise, but quick to perform. 
• fitter go to bed supperless than to get up in 

deb: 

Qt your coit according to the cloth, 
etch the hare before you sell hissinn. 
Garity begins at home, but dodS not end 
th«. 

b not rip lip ol^ ?/oifes. 
bing nothinrii* '« doing ill- 
iligence flotumands success. n 

tht is the worst kind of pov( rty. 
tpevideuce is a poor tra.le to fallow, 
beds are fruits; works are but leaW. 
:o unto othere as you would have them d( 
uro you. 

very couple if i^ot a pair- 
yerythinp; (« good in it? wason. 
.veryhody'* business is OobudyV husioc». 
Hlse fPiettdB are wor* than ope'» en«ime*. 
'ortunp knocks o*^f at lease nt ewy man' 

d(r. 

good ser»«it»i 'bnt 



'ire »nd watt* are 
mters, 
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Iredt^rrtio andlittlepain m.fcwiiiTnrfn ifeary. 
iive a TOgue rope onouifh w*^ he will ii*tig 
■Sd. 



TUOUtill I am youug in yeara, and bi the 
service of luy blt>s8ed Maitter, yet I fee! it 
my duty la ^ive you, my dear unconverted 
friends ftr little. advice aud warJling. Every 
true Huu and woTiiidi know that tliey hav-- a 
soul to save, or to he forever lost. 1 hope that 
all who r-^ad this article, are Bible readeni. 

There lived about ISOO years ago a man 
whose uauio is above every name, aud that was 
Jesus. When everything was ruined and un- 
done hy reason of !<in aud folly, God sent this 
man, Je.sus, down into this lower world of aor- 
w to suffer end die, that you and 1 might have 
everlasting life. He left the shining courts of 
heaven, where all is love, joy and peace to be 
the sacrifico for our salvation. He spent h 
time in teaching the people the way to eternal- 
glory, lie was rejVcted, betrayed and delivered 
into the hands of wicked men, a crown of 
thorns was put on his head; he was led away to 
Golgolha, was nailed to the rugged Cross, ex- 
panded between heaven and earth and suifercd 
the ignominious death upon the Cross; was 
buriid and after three days was raised again 
from the dead, and after forty days wa-s received 
up into glory, and is now seated at the right 
hand of God, the Father, there interceding for 
you and for me, that we may be spared a little 
longpr aud r-^ura to the great It'.-deeraer. 

'■ro-day, if you bear his voice, harden not 
your hearts/' I have no doubt in my mind but 
that you have heard that still, small voice whis- 
pering, 'Come unto me, and I will give you 
rest." A preci'Hi-* re^t— glory to God for RUcb 
a rest. Come, sinner, and enjoy that test; it is 
prepared for yoti by that same Jesus who died 
for youriiitis. Why will jr.u not come when 
hehai^ortesomiich Ut yn.i? Todiyis the 
day ofsaiVation; come, now, let us n.'ason to: 
gethet. 

Suppose tlwt great and notable day of the 
Lord i-hould«ome wbileyou areengnged in iill 
revelling'' Hiid abominable M[)oita of the wicked, 
what dp yon think your condition would beV 
Do.V-ou not think it would W critical? I think 
yrtd would rail for the rocks and mouniaiiiH to 
fiill on youand hid.- yon from the faC'-ofhim 
thatMtteth upon the throne, and from the 
Lamb forever. Tlur.. will be • (Tying time tor 
you if you are not pp-pared t*i meet God You 
will have U» be cast iuio oatw darkness, where 
there will be wef-ping mA gnashing ofteeth, 
where Sat^n aud th*- <«*» prophets are. 



will be a sorrowful separation. I'arents will be 
separated from their childreu ; bnu lu-r from sis- 
ter; wife from hnsbni^. Some will be thrust 
out into darkness, and others will go away into 
life everlasting. 

The apostle John says. "He that knoweih to 
do good, and docth it not, to him it ia nin." All 
those who can distinguish good from evil, know 
what it is to do good. If yon know how to do 
good, why not do itV It will be no disgrace. 
That same Jesus that we have been talking 
about, says. "He that is ashamed of me, and of 
my words of him will my Father uUu be asham- 
ed." ^ I 

*' O turn ye, turn ye, for why will ye die, 
I WhenOod in great mercy in nomingso nigh?" 
j Now I entreat you, :w oue that wishes your 
lura well, to come to the Lord Jesus Christ: 
embrace the truth, hold to the truth and stand 
firm in it. Do not put it oif till to-morrow, or 
next daj',or some other time in the future, but 
come now. "The spirit and the bride say, 
come;" Christ says, come; the clmrrh says, come; 
mid he that is athirMt let him come and drink of 
the water of life freely. . Come aud go along 
with us. mill hand ill liarirl, wv will -^u Zi..n- 
ward, "toward the nnn-k for the prize of the 
high (railing of God in Christ Jenus." We will 
go onward and upwurd to the city— tl(.' New 
.leniHalem. There iw plenty of rooui to spm-e; 
there are thousiuids and niultiiJitd thousands 
of the heavenly houtt praising t/od, bulrthereia 
room for thousands more. "Therd-lB more re- 
joicing over one sinner that ii-ptfliteth, than 
over Tiiuet;'-nine ju»t persons 1h.it need no re- 
pentance." Come to Jesus just now. Would to 
God thatevery one would accept of JesowChriat. 
Tour ti_jne may nothi*loiig«n ear*l-^/ou may 
,Ile-! uwiiy ill a immicTit. ol tune. W.. do 
uoMcuow when, but iiiaiv^ yourseU h .^oldier iu 
the army of the Lord. ''Kernel nlwr thy Crea- 
tor in the days of thy youth." 
MorriKonville, HI. 



FliOM the following it would seem that it U 
not a very nice thing tu be a pope alter 
all: 

"A German correspondent says that the pope 
is an object of universal pity at Korae; that he 
weeps piteously and has aged much; that he 
frequently packs up to -^o to Perugia, but at the 
last moment changes his mind: that he is in 
deadly fear of poison, and only eato food brought 
to him hy i is brother, making his own coifep, 
and keeping hia wine under lock and key. Two 
attempts, the correspondent says, have already 
been made to poison him. When he took ill 
after drinking aghtfs of wormwood, some of 
the carditiuls tritd to dissuade his brother from 
bringing any other than the Vatican doctors; 
but he called an outside physician, who admin- 
I ii-teied a powerful antidote. 



ba<l 



iJiioTHKit David Wolfe, of tlie Yellow Creek 
church, Marshall county, Ind.. says: " WV had 
a series ot meetings in January la.st, resulting 
in eighteen additions by baptism, aud others 
who have made up their minds to be bnptixed. 
Thow who <«P.\\uelcd the meetiniis were J. 11. 
SwihaH, and D.ivid Swihart. his brother, from 
W«ba^h«^5uuty, Ind., with the brethren here." 

UoKOPELLOW aptly says: "The little I have 

«een of the world teaches roe to look upon the 
errors of others in sorrow, not in auger. When 
I take the history of one poor heart that hftd 
sinned and suffered, and represent to myself the 
struggles and temptations it ha» pa-"sed though, 
the brief pulsitions of j..y, lli»- tV^vcrish inquiet- 
ude of hope and fear, the pres^ure of want, tke 
desertion of friends, I would fain leave the err- 
ing >*oul of my fellow-man with Himfioiu whose 
hand it came." 



Prayer is a shield to the soul, a i*Hcrifii:e to 
That ) God, aud a scourge to Satuu. 



'Vi-ii-: bj{j:'I'h KK>3' at "Wohk:. 



Febm 



ary 



WHAT CHRIST TAUGHT. 
HY W. B. If C WILLIAM.*. 

RKPKXT. bclKVf. and he buptizod. 
All my comnianditobey. 
Is whut Christ taught bin people here, 
Before ho went away. 

If words hftve auy mpaniiifr. thin 
Ih what the Scriptural* t«uch; 

But thvre are thone, who in thin day, 
A diltVrnit doctrine preach. 

Thoy preiicb tlmt fiith, and fjiith ulone, 

I» alJ that JH eaauntial; 
Have fuith and thon you are awHured, 

Your heart in [^enifootial. 

Oljedienpp then in not r^fiuircd; 

Oh, how thi-y do oThhi-iijWi'I 
For we are told thp dcviN, do 

AIko betievn and tremble. 

Tremble, but why, if fhey believe? 

Becau.w wc find it given, 
The Lorii'jt t'omniandH they dinobeyed, 

While they were yet in heavin. 

Angeln they were, in heaven onci', 

But di«ol)i'dient grew; 
Ood Rpared thf-ni not. but cant them down, 

Into hi'll's (larkriexH threw. 

If nrtKcl", thi-y who dwfit with Ood, 
Were (rom Jijji prerfenw- driven, 

For not obeying the comrnandi, 
Tbut unto them wore Riven, 

How nan bin HorvantM lipre on earth, 

Expei!t toentrT tlu*re. 
If Chriit'H coniiiiandH they fail to Icffp 

He gnvn to thi*ni while Jiere? 

Th« advociitcK of "faith alone," 

Purrlwitiee too laU* will Iwarn, 
Faith witli guod'worlcH they munt pohhchn, 

Tbe ln'Hveiily crown to earn. 

JJear friendH. if you a home would gmii 

With Oljii^t b.j<.nd)b.'Hky, 
.\II his command-* you tihr>uld obi-y, 

Ah far mt in you lie. 

For w« are on probation bore, 

Tu UN a hAw IN given, 
lly (,'hriHt, to giiirle un in tim way, 

That, inidrt from earth to hoiivon. 

Hut if \v(< fail Ihift haw to keep, 

-And lrr)ni i(« leachinir^ Hiniy; 
{■liiint will not idaiiii nn an bin owi^ 

hi tlmt grcal jiidgnicnl day. 

Oil, limy we be oftlinHf who jilmll, 

The welcome plaudit hear, 
"Well done thou faitlifiil Hprviint, roine, 

Witii me iity Kiii^'doni Hbiire." 

Voii have proved faitlifiil in thi« life, 

My »tatii(.p« did olnty; 
Into the joy now of lliy Lnrd, 

Kntor you may thifi day. 



j they landed. And there aIbo the little J tie printing office in a part of hi^ dwell 
I band of Brethren »»ettlfd, who came ov^r } ing, which he did in the Samnu-r of 



[ five ) earn hi^fore, in 17Ii». And there 
C'hriwtopber Sower alw> nettle'! on hia 
urrivnl in America, and lived there till 
in the Spring of 1 72(J, he nayB they mov- 
ed to Lancaster Co., Pa., and settled on 
what wa« then called the Jfu/tlf/ar/i or 
(Mill Cifek) where they Iive<i till Home- 
time in April IT.'tl, He Hayw they mov- 
ed Itack again to Germant»^jwn and 
bought a MX atTetown lot of Mr. (i. A. 
(iruher (the writer ha» the original title 
of it), there he built for himself an nn- 
UMiiuJly large, fine hoiiae for that time. 
IIJH object in building it ho large, wan to 
accommodate the Brethren with a place 
to hold their ineetingH. ax they had no 
church houHc then, and the muBt of their 
dwelling houHCH were too small to have 
meetings in; for they being, witli a 
few excej)tionH. all poor Here they liv- 
ed, and here Ifoth of the old people died, 
and were buried in a corner of their lot, 
iifi tliey hail no graveyanl at that time. 
The motherdied in December 17.">*i, and 
the Father in September 1 7.')H. And as 
<'iiriMto]ilier junior wan the only child, 
he inherited everything they had, and 
continui'd the \ariouH tiadex and m-cu 
patiouH juht HH the old man had left ihem, 
until the Uevobition broke out. When 
(iermantown be<;ame m disturbed that 
for tile sake of peace and safety, he took 
refuge in IMiiladelphia where he staid 
from the itth of (October 1777, till the 
iJ.'Jrd of May I77H, he came back, and 
the next night he was taken prisoner and 
marched bareheaded and liarefooted to 
wardn N'alley Kuige. lint the night 
being HO dark that they could not get 
along, so they erejit into n farnier'.s barn 
till next morning, and arrived at the 
camp on the :!(5th. Was a prisoner there 
till the 2'.Hh when General Washington 
ordered his releiwe, ami (leueral (iillcspie 
gave him a [lerniit or pass to goto his 



CHRISTOPHER SOWER. 



IIY AllltVM 1( 



TN No. 3, page 7 of the IJiMCTjiitKx at 
^ WoitK. I uoticerl a short sketch <if 
Christopher Power, which is but anoth- 
er instance of .sunudiody's attemjit to 
wi-ite what he did not know. I will 
therefore try to rectify the errors of it, 
and perhaps add mW^w particulars to it. 
Chi-ietoplier Sower way not /mt-ii 



in J/tme Jhtnnsfufif hr tiieauthor asserts 
for he says in his manuscript journal 
( which I have) tlmt he was Ixu-n un the 
'-'<ithoi' Sept,,mlusr, 17'iJ. in Lansjdie, a 
smnll town six miles I'rom Marpurg in 
the Province Witgenstfjin, in the m->vi\\ 
i>{' Prussia, and emigrated with Lis fath- 
• liiithe Autumn ofl'iil, instead of 
i 72*;. 

2. He never ••elth-d in Phil.idelphia, 
■ -ther as printei* and bt>nkseller. or pri- 
me citizen, for at that early day. very 
ftw^ if auy, Germans settled in Phibv 
deljihia»asif,wa^ V-..nsidered the ■• Ku- 
glishV town." Jliit about the same time 
that W^flo. Penn founded the city of 
brotherly Love, Daniel Fr.ancis Paste- 
rious founded Germantown, or the ''G^v- 
ntan'a tQwn," as it iraa then called, 
about .six miles Norfh^vest from the ^->v 



brethren in Methatchy, but not to Gi 
mantown as he would still be unsafe 
there. So he did not return home till the 
•J:lnl of June, and on the :?sth he waw 
warned out of his own house by lawless 
marauders who began to sell his goods. 

He then took refuge with liis father- 
in-law, Brother Henry Shurpneck, where 
he Nlaid till tiie 7th of April 1781), he 
mi>ceil to Methatchy with three of his 
chihlrcn to Brother C<mrad Sl^un'n, where 
he also died on the 2()th of August 17S-[, 
and not in Phihidelphia, as erroneously 
asserted. He is also buried there in the 
old Meunonite graveyard. Tlie follow 
ing Epitaph, said to be conipo.sed l)y 
himself, is on bis tombstone: 



1738, and printed, bp»<ide other matter. 
a Germaa A K C book, and an almanac 
for 1731f, the first in America. 

The following year he printed a neat 
hymn book fur the Fraternity at Kphra- 
ta, of SIS page-t. But as sonn a-- the 
office was ej^tabli-shed, he was earnestly 
solicited to print a newspaper, hut he 
refused on the pies that the press had 
been procnrpri by the Brethren i^yv the 
glory of God, and he would therefore 
not profane it by publi'^hing a news 
pajier. But he changed his mind and 
agreed to f»u!>lish a pajier about four 
times in a year. The first number of 
which was issued on the L'Oth of August 
]7.'iO, under the title of " The Pennsyl 
vania Historigrapher' or Reporter of 
events in the kingdom of nature and of 
the church. It was mo well patronized 
that he soon issued it monthly, then semi- 
monthly, then Weekly, and in .oizf more 
than twice as large. 

From the above, it is seen that the a<«- 
sertion of jirinting a magazine in 17.'ij, 
is also an error, as the press had not yet 
arrived, anrl did not attemjit i)rinting a 
magazine until I7f'i4. he published one 
under the title of "r>as Geisthicbf Mag- 
azine."' /. ^., The Spiritual Magazine, or 
Things Xew and Old from the treasure 
of the scribes instructed unto the king- 
dom of heaven. And instead of print 
ing the ferond Bible as asserted, lie did 
actually print the first ever attempted 
in any Eurojjean language; and consid- 
ering the circumstances under which it 
was brought forth, it may well be re- 
ganled as the work of Providence, as 
well as a monument to his ingenuity. 
For let it be considered that the (Ger- 
man Colonies were yet almost la their 
infancy, and that there was no paper- 
mill, no ty))e foundry, and no jn^inter's 
ink manufactory in America; and hiui- 
If no practical printer. But he saw 



I 74.1. a large quarto of 1 2fi4 p^^^^ 

Much more might be said abom 
and the subsequent edition-* of jv 
no (loubt would be interesting tn' 
ofyour readers. Ami also aljout*?-' 
ca^t iron stoves, his philauthror) 

referred to in saM ?" .*'''J 



other matters reft 



I to in said 



But as thi' is already a ereatdenl i'^'" 
. . , . .'- _ **' l(i| 



er than int*-nded, and the latter n ""^ 
ing so suitable for a relieious \.^, 
wdl close by asking the readers' h r 
with what I have written. But ^^^^^ 
field is so large, it would have been ■ 
to write a volume than to conden^****' 
in a nut shell. " 

Ifarlt>jsvilh, Pa. 



EVANGELIZING THE ClTlfis 



TT sbouM be gratifying to every \^^.^ 
J- of apostolical religion, embellish!! 
with apostolical usa^res, to see that T 
embryo proposition to include the «;.- "^ 
m our Work, ot evangelism soon m 
with such practictl and substantial ^r^^ 
spouses as are indicated in No. 4, oft/ 
current volume of the Bj:ki ' ^ 



"•■"RK^ AT 

W oijK. This is as it should be. Wh 
we consider the fact that the moralg and 
tastes and religion of a countrv 
powerfully influenoe.l by adjoining' cit^ 
ie*^, we have the key to the fact that the 
evangelizing of the cities was the moat 
prominent feature in the apostolic 
tern of missioQH. 



sys- 



An attentive review of the labors of 
the primitive missionaries, shows that 
the cities were the centres of their oper- 
ations, and that the rural districts receiv. 
ed tiieir knowledge of the new religion 
from the cities. 

Our church has reversed the pro- 
gramme,hence the enquirie.s are frequent- 
ly propounded us. "Why do you not 
preach in the t<twus and cities!" The 



tiict Ik, to our mortification, 



we write it, 



we have culpably neglected them, and if 
the great necessity of Bibles, and the there should be anything in the futuie 



untold difficulty of getting theia from 
abroad ; as there were at that tjrae no 
facilities for importing them. 'Jte few 
that were imported had to come \y way 
of England, where tlie boxes conja'ning 
them were weighed, and sixpeice per 
pound duty was charged. Beeiles, at 
le.%st one hundred per cent to tht| Cap 
tain or uewlauder as commis-ion for 
their transport, consignment, etc 



like' 



brought them to a price that poi- peo- 



ple could not afford. Cousequen 
Bilde Society of Halle, founded 1 



" Dontli, thou hast confiuoreil m.-. 

'Twas hy thy dart I was sliua, 
But Christ will conquer thee, 

And 1 shiill rise agiihi." 

'A. It Ik asserted that he was a printed* 
and book-seller before he came to this 
country, and had settled as such in Phil- 
adelphia. But the fact is, he ntver vhis, 
either a printer or book-seller; but a 
clock and mathematical instruuieut mak- 
er, which he followed until about I7:i5 
or ;J(i. Then the little printing press 
which thti Brethren iuid in the old Couif- 
tiy, was sent af:er them to Germantown, 
and as nobody seemed to have auy room 
for it, Christopher Kower took it in cus- 
tody. And as he was a nalural (ff'uu\\ 
he e.xperimented in the art of setting" up 
type, in which lie soon succeeded so well, 
tlv»the printeil a numlur of small hyiiius | th' 
and other religious broadsides, wliich he 
distributed gratuitously. - ' 

While there was no German printing 
in America, there was such a Jack for 
school books and other printing that 



HililebramU a noble Barou of C.i stein, 
was appealed to; who very geni 



ously 

iavo]-cd our colonies with a nunj)er of 

nffeii,. 



copies So did also that of i^, 
But the supply was far short oft > de 
mand, which led him to consid * the 
propriety of printing .an edition 
himself. He couimuuicated his 
tion to a few of his friends iu Gei lany, 
w!)o encouraged him in the ho[ that 
with God's help he might succeed 
on which he issued a circul; 
specimen page on the back of 
commenced making preparation: 
Mr. Fleckensteiu of (termantown 
cd him in making the matrces t 
the type. The old anvil lipou 
they were forged, is still preserver 
while thus engaged, a Mr. lU irich 
Fhenfried Luther, — who was con cted 
with a type foundi^ in Frankft , on 

.Main— kin.ily pre>ented him ^ 
small font of type for the purpose, 
^r regar<led this as providential 
w;is so much encouraged by it th 
immediutely commenced on it \\\ an 
efjition of one thousand copies, th 



>ity prevailed on him t*o'Oi>vri' tt lit- : lurm -of wliich waa stylick off in A just 



which 



!y the 
Cai-1 



of it 
uten- 



u,,. 

vth a 
aud 
A 
wist- 
cast 
hicli 
But 



th a 

e.pow- 

aiid 

he 



nsmg in jiuigmeuttn condcninus," 
we may have some difficultiea of a seri- 
ous nature to adjust in the intermiiialile 
future. 

As' the work has l.eeu inaugurated, it 
remains fol' us to see that it is executed 
in the most efl'eetive style. 

1. The operations of the apostolical 
missionaries should be studied and copi- 
ed as models, with those variations and 
modifications that will cari'cspond witL 
the variations and mutations of the times 
and customs. The ;/mi,/x nf the Gos- 
2>c4i.s pliant, mith reference to karmlext 
miurges, and halrils, but riijid wilk re- 
elect to midinamm and commandmentH. 
h would have been another irampos- 
sibility, and also an absurdity for tbe 
apostles and ])rimitive Christians to have ■ 
perpetuateil tlie incidental or accidental 
usuagesof that age. 

Had that lieen essential to the purity 
of the faith, we would to-day, he .an ei- 
act copy of the Asiatic churches in dress, 
niauners, habits, occupations, etc. I do 
not think the apostles embarrassed the 
progress of the new religion by an inter- 
mmable and uncompromising controver- 
sy concerning things that were not es- 
sentially sinful, or that would not alfect 
the .salvation of souls. 

That the apostle Paul recognized the 
importance of adopting his acts to haim- 
less <-ii-euin8tsnces, is evident from his 
circumcision of Timothy to conciliate 
the Jews, and his withstanding Peter, 
who withdrew from the Gentile Chris- 
tians for the same purpose when he (Pe- 
ter) should not, have done it.' 'A' care- 
ful perusfil of the fourteenth chaptei- of 
! Itouiaus will show how cliristianssljoulil 




'rnK lii^tyrni^K^s-^ ^vt "wox^iv. 



.nisfl''"*^ toward each other. 

:hat cbapu 
I verily bt 



^'*rsine'l into our bearte, 



-e the doctrines of that cbapttr 



iue-tenths of tbe troubles tbat af- 
tbe brain of Satan, 



lieve "'^ ^^^ congregations would nev- 



r iTjjere sbould be no fears of fail 

' ■ the ultimate success of tbe work, 

"T^,riis to tbe building up of c-burcbes 

'' . ^.jtit-s, or tbe support of the work- 

'" 1 do not tbiuk tbe first missiona- 

oppr 

work 



rit"* ^M'^": 



(led larije sums in tbeii 



X hey did not disdam to 



*"' ,^pi]. own hands, fortlieir own sup 
'^' ^^.(i^n they bad tbe opportunity t<i 
I'^ J neither shoidd our luiHsionaries, 
, \j Jit. PiUil assisting Aquilla, tbe 
, liOied Ufiman to fill a large contract 
'. i-nte lit '^ reasonable compensation, 
bow would tbat suit a modern 
I presume our missionaries 
ulJ not disdain to copy the course of 
1 t emiii**nt apostle under similar cir- 
■es, but a proper discharge of 



aiis-^i^'naO'- 



ciirustani 

little leisure for 



tlieilutit's incumbent on 



them would 

fcular work. 

A g to the funds necessary for the work, 

■urs to me tbe church ought surely 



have 



either could not accept, iben lt!t the next 

highest take bis jdace, etc. 

Let a brother at some central poiut, 
say Brother Moore, of Lanark, 111., be 
chosen for treasurer and dieburser and 
secretary, and let tbe prayers of the 
churches serve as canvassing agents to 
keep the treasury supplied. 

Now brethren, don't fight against this 
work, lest you be found fighting against 
the Lord, and bis might>' millstone fall 
on you and masb you to powder. If it 
be not of the Lord, it will fail. Just 
wait and see, in the meantime send along 
your X and your prayers, and if only 
oue soul is converted, you have a 
one hundredth share therein, the value 
of which will be estimated and paid at 
the office of tbe Secretary of the treas- 
ury in the kingdom of (ind, when your 
souls is summoned up there to enter into 
tbat rest prepareil for bis people. 

Let us bear what tbe brethren have 
to say. We don't want much discussion. 
The command is, "Go into the vineyard 
and wiH-k,^^ not discun-s. 



■bend the responsibility of con- 



it occi 

trilmtiiig promptly to it. 

I think I do not overestimate tbe 
financial status of tbe brethren when I 
,,oiiipute the number of brethren whose 
jj^iiiftl income is *oi'() and upward, 
J -i^ooi); and of that number, do 
-,i[ ',[,){) realize an income of fi-om $1 ,000 
to *J,'*t"^ annually 

T.. ,'-«.ve are two thousand members 
with I'd income of 1.^00, are there not 
l,)(i(one twentieth) \7bo would con- 
tribute one fiftieth (tbe Jews 'Jsed to 
i:onsecrate one-tenth to the hoT(\), to 
the conversion of the citieal If we do 
not, remember the following prophecy: 
Wickedness will continue to increase 
in jii-oportion to the increase of popula 
tion as two is to one, tbat is, as tbe pop- 
ulation is doubled, sin will be (juadru. 
pled, and tbe money we withhold from 
tbe Lord's work will be used by Satan 
!o corrupt the church and to destroy the 
Bouls of our children. Tbe ministers 
who should either be in the vineyard 
themselves or working up the cause and 
iflteresb of miegions in their own congre- 
gations, will fritter the precious moments 
away, either biting and devouring one j 
another, or selling their own bouIs and | 
the souls of their fellow-members 
for the poor "pottage" of men's ftatter- 
iee and official ad'^'ancementa. etc. 

And the sequel of such a state of af* 
fairs will be, an outpouring of dtvitie 
vengeance on our country, iu pestilence 
or war or famine. Woe be unto us then 1 
when (lod begins to make in«piisition 
for sin. 

Let the nam^ei? and vouchers continue 
to pour into the office of the Bhktjikkn 
iT WoiiK until one hundred are on the 
Lord's register, and then we will pro- 
ceed to elect two of tbe Lord's messen- 
gers and send them out into the wbited 
harvest field, to gather the ripened 
Bheavea. If it would not be premature 
I would suggest that brethren should be 
chosen who are unencumbered by large 
families, and who have been found val- 
lAQt in defence of our doctrine. Could 
We transfer Brother J. W. Stein to that 
tieldi Tbe interests of Christ's kin? 
dum could be safely entrusted to his 
bauds. Brother A. Hutchinson of M*".. 
has been found faithful. What do you 
think of tbe following as the plan of 
flection i Let each contributor signify 
his or her choice in a private vote ad- 
dreaswl to Brother J. H. Moore, and the 



THE CEMETERY. 



BY ELIZABETH TItU.W. 

1'VK liPPD in sight of the citv here, 
I meiin the place of ivst, 
Where many mnuldering imlliiins lie. 
Returning into duat. 

But at the nsurrection day, 

Tlu- fii-st one and the best, 
Who know which ones will then arise. 

And be forever bleat. 

Who knows who will lie silout still. 
Till the liist trump shall Bound: 

No mortal here, but (iod can know, 
And no one under ground. 

For S'd has said that silence reigns. 

In that ia^t resting-place, 
Until they meet ni?'r Savior here, 

And see him face to face. 

Oh, thai how we poor inoitah here 
Oil Hrth should spend our breath, 

So we vith Jesus may arise, 
And'scape the second death. 

God oily kaowH the day and hour, 

Who all must come to die; 
So hewill give us all our dues, 
In bll or in the sky. 



A few years ago some school bonds | wo turn to tbe Obi TwtaniMnr, we will 

fuid, Bouieiinu-s the propht,'t«liU'l uo taste 
for speaking either. Sometiniea they did 
not wish to go wlien they were cdled 
iipon to po and preach to tbe people. 
Perhaps Christ would rather not have 
come into this world and sutVered per- 
secution and death; but he nobly said 
to his Father, *' not my will, but thiae 
done." Then if we ^vish to be Chris 
tians, we must work the works of Christ. 
Please read tbe adventure of J<mah. He 
Wiis Heeing from tbe presence of tbe 
Lord. He dill not wish to go where be 
wasseut, b\it after all bis delay, see with 
what success his labors were blessed; 
yet it seems even willi that, he wjia not 
pleased. Success could not lift him up. 
lie was a true man — a true pri)i)het. 
He honestly told the shipnien, that be 
was fleeing from the Lord, and also that 
because of him the st(U'ni was upon the 
wat'-rs, and he told them to throw him 
out into the sea, and lie was three days 
and three niijhts in ileep water, because 
he tried to run away from duty. The 
success of Jonah may teach us a good 
lesson. Ill' did, sim]dy what he was 
tohl to do. Ills seiiuoa was a very short 
and easy one. No high education was 
rei|uired to tell the tidings. Any one 
with the right spirit could have done the 
same work, be had been sent to do. Hia 
tidings were ready, and be went and de- 
livered them, with tile success tbat was 
to be bis. 



re forged on some school districts iu 
this State. Ttie suit came otl" a few 
weeks ago, when I was summoned sev 
eral hundred mile** from home as a wit- 
uess for the State. When many wit- 
nesses had given their testimony liefore 
me. one by one, they would march to- 
ward tbe witness-stand, lift up their 
liands, and say at^er the one who qual 
ifies them, "so help me God." When I 
was called, I came forward and ap- 
proached tbe clerk and said tbat 1 would 
affirm. lie was so bothered tbat he 
hardly knew the atlirmatiuu. Tlieu he 
lifted u[) bis band and retiuested me to 
do so too, which, of course 1 refused, and 
answered Inm, "yea, yea, instead of" so 
help me (Jod." After 1 got through, I 
was asked, why I did not take an oath, 
I answered, that the Master said we 
should not, and so also di<l the apostle 
James. Tbe answer was, "yes that is 
right, I believe the same as you do, only 
I believe In my form which our church 
believes iu, tbat is tbe church of the 
Uuited Brethren." We had iiuite an 
interesting talk, when another made 
this remark, " well, what would you do 
if that affirming was also against your 
belief?" I answered that to affirm was 
not against the Scriptures, and therefore 
I c(mld comply with it. Now if this prac- 
tice don't make a distinction, why wan 
I asked, afterward, the I'eason tbat I 
would not take an oath i The fact is, 
tbe one that swears is known; the one 
tbat swears not is also known. "By their 
fruits ye shall know them." 

Brethren, swear not, and the Judge 
of the quick and the dead will reward 
us according to that which we have 
done. 

Onborne Cit;/, Kan. 

NATURE AND REVELATION. 

IIY M. C. MILI-BB. 



T 



W 



HOV I REFUSED THE OATH. 



w 



Biitboveall thinga, my Ijrelhren, swenr 
not." J-fles .5; 12. 

tEN the ftji()9tle» said this, they 
(Vere more of one mind than we 
aye nc. There \va.s then one Lord, 
one tab, one baptism, and it made a vast 
diti'ereje what Ijelievers jiiactiicd. By 
their inctiee they were distinguislied 
from t! worhl. They then believed 
what amefl said, "swear not;" and 
Janieslys just what the Master had 
said saetiiue liefore, that they should 
not Bvar by heaven, not by the earlh, 
not byhe head. Matt- 6; US. It is 
therefe right not to swear, which is to 
put) an oath, or cause to take an 
»1 James sajs, "neither by any 
th." But to atiirm is right, to 
a.ssert)sitively, or to tell \fith confi 
dence.'aul wants Titus to affirm some 
thiut;i->n«laut!y. It is also said that 
I'aul firmed that Jenus was ali 
Khoil.vas sure that it was I'etcr wlio 
knock at the door, therefore she con 
stautl affirmed that it was even so. 
Thi are many (<ood meaning pro- 
fessoriow who can see no ditfereiice 
iu tlii They even nay that they be- 
lieve ; same that we do, only they 
have lother form of doing it — " It 
does 1 make so uiucii difference what 
we (bwhat w.- believe. This outer 



be 
outh, 

othe 



'wu brethren receiving the highest num _^ 

I.T Of vote, be declared elected, and if I worknot the necessary work. 



E talk of born poets, which is all 
right. But sometimes we are 
inclined to talk of born Christians and* 
boru ministers. Isthia light? When I 
hear a man preach a good sermon, I al- 
ways think he has been a worker, and 
not only a worker, but that he is, to a 
greater or less degree, an inspired man. 
A man may «peak fluently, he may speak 
learnedly, but he cannot speak with that 
power, or God cannot speak through 
iiim, unless he is a man iu whom the 
Holy (ihost abides. Ministers must be 
born of the Holy Ghost if they would 
instruct their listners in the right way. 
It is God's work and not man's. A man 
may be well informed, he may be con 
sidered a wise man by the world, yet he 
must count it all as nothing in compar 
ison with Christ. Again, a man may 
know but little, he may be consiilered 
ignorant, yet be very wise, be very 
learned. 

His education may have been receiv- 
ed from that great Teacher. "\'erily, 
verily I say unto you, he that beiieveth 
on me the works that I do, shall he do 
also." John 14: 12. To be born a 
Christian, or be a natural speaker, I 
think is a wrong idea. All have to be- 
come believers, t.i be Christians, and no 
matter how easy it may be for some to 
speak they ha\e ne<-e»Barily got to learn 
« hat to say and how to say it- Some 
have more talent* than others, but then 
more will be retjuire-l of them. So ihere 
in no e-vcuse for any. 

Somelimesthe church calls a brother 
to the work of the ministry, who thinks 
he has no talent for serving in this di 
rection. He never should think so; iter- 
er. lie may have no ta.'itp for it. but if 



BETTER BEEN BURIED. 

HE well-known anti-tobacco man, 
(teorge Trask, tells the following 
of himself; 

"About fifteen years ago we gave a 
lecture in which we aimed to show that, 
as thecoiumon use of tobacco takes away 
desire for food, blood, muscle, health 
and strenjjth, it must, without fail, short- 
en life, and if so, the habit would at last 
lead to the person killing himself, hence 
a breakiug of the command of God, 
•Thou shall not kill.' 

"As we closed, the preacher rose and 
said; 'I believe the arguuient in this 
lecture is final; I believe thousands who 
use tobacco are poisoned to death and 
cut short their lives- But I have a hard 
case to solve, and I wish Mr. Trask to 
solve it. I know a man within ten miles 
of this place who smoked his pijie to the 
day of his death; and he lived to be ll»4 
years of age.' 

"liVe confess we were puzzled. The 
(pieetion was to the point, and the peo- 
ple laughed at our expense. At la.sl we 
hit upon the Socratic style of reasoning,, 
and c[uestions helped us out of the troub- 
le. 'Sir,' I asked, 'are you sure the old 
man lived and smoked till he was 1114!' 
'Yes,' he replied. 'How did helookC 
'He looked like an Egyptian mummy.' 
'Had he moral feelings!' 'O no; he seem- 
ed to have no sense of (iod or religion 
whatever.' 'Did he manifest any pub-^ 
lie spirit! Did he like good schools, 
good roads, good order and the like !' 
'O no; no more than a mud turtle or 
oyster.' 'Had he u family!' 'Yes, a 
large one and a mean one — altogether 
too large.' 'Did he love his family!' 
'No, I think not.' 'Did he hate his fam- 
ily !' 'N'o, I think not.' All in a word 
— ilid lie love anybody or hate anybody, 
dead or alive, in this world or any world! 
•No, I think not.' Well, well, brother, 
the conclusion of the whole matter is 
simply this, — the old man was dead fif- 
ty years ago, only you did not tiiiiy 
bim" — Selected. 



He that lo.-*e« bis conscience has uoth* 
ing left worth keeping. 



TtlJ-: JiUKTJhlKKX 



f Ijf l^irtlncn iit Itlorl;. 

IM ItLlSHKi) UKKKi.V. 



.1. II. MOUItK, t Kunotti* AND 

M. SI. KSIIELMAN. i I'HOPBlKTnnj*. 



S. .1. IIarrim>n. 



' Bnornim Silax Hoorrr, who ha« iceii labor- 
ing ffir HuniP time aiaoug llii- lir^tiiren ia (Jliio, 
liiiH nrtiirned to hin boim- in Somerset f.'tunty. 
Pa. Ifojw hi* may Hoon tx" prff/arM toftit^r 
thtt Ci'M «f(<ui], Tor thon ix much ii<^t<l of livp, 
L-ii«rg«lic prearhiiig. 



THE -DEACON'S" MISTAKE. 




** house of God 



The I 
. Ihpf 



H'lTI 



ftxxl (or I* 



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A..y .. 



n nililiiionKl o 



ftlKiTt llic ninr 
<ril will I'calluvoil U'n jfor MDI , vhlcli 
.InliK'io'I from lln^ monrv kwrora>fii'iin){ it 
ton*. Money i"i)ni liy ro«tnl Or-lpm. Kpfiw«r<«I I^ri^r* 
or dniO*. i>rnpcrlj' iwl.IrwpJ. nIll he iH our n.k. When 
■enJmK dmf*. >* •'"■<■ •'>"' '• '• "<" " '"''"'' "" " '" * 
ohtck, i> eonf »• :«> rrnn lu colloci, whil* h <]r«n c*n b* 
•ollEClfil ft'". ri..l«(f «l»(np- mii7 bp "fnl fi-r nmounti. 
under 1 i«>. lul olwaji wtn-l the monpy If ymi cou gt-i n. 

flutiBonj'iion", iiii'l ftm 
^tr, &■ Hcll I' nil hijilnr' 
flO* aboul'l he addrCMcd 

UOOBE ft ESSELUAU, 

LADuk, Cftmll Co..ni 



D ^iinpried with (he of. 



U.VAItK.lll... 



I »:nK( Aiti i7, in'iii. 



liKOTHKit jt. IJ. Miller iiifoniiH at lliat he i» 
improviiiK slowly, hut in not iihlc to do much 
yet. 

ly Simon HfirHhrnrin will hrwarA hinnAAreHi*, 
we will cl rfiilly f'trwftrd bin piipcr. We can- 
not Bend thp jmpcr unlena we know tlip partiea' 
addn«s. 

BiinTllKJt I). U. Oih>*ou'B (Mhlrfiw in irlirinj?r(l 
from i'.rrin, (.'Iiiilon county. M<».. bi Norhoroc, 
Carroll copnfy, miiiir Stuto. MinccrrMponfh-iit.'H 
will pJeiiso tulie notiw. 

Know thv J'rhnilive Chriitinu wo Iciirn Ihttt 
Brother .). P. lli'tnc luw resignud Jhji chiirKt- of 
tliechurrhwl riiilii'Mi.liia, Ph. It i>* not waid 
where he piirpoHc-* to locntp. 

BnoTHHii Allen Boyer, of Lcliti. III., H(iy«: 
"Wo hfivy lind six wcolis' nn-r-tingB in the 
WaddaniV Grove Church this Winter, princi- 
PhII.v conduct^'d hy Mii- luifm; niinidttTH; the in- 
teri!Ht wiw guiiil iill tliri7iiKh." 

TllK nimolicitod iirticlu from Brother XL II. 
Miller, ]>uhliMliP(l in this iK,sue, is liiKlily ftppre- 
ciiited liy ux. It in tiinely. mid to the pointy 
He mIiows the iimtter up in ifft trmt liRht. 

TllK Maj'Ie Qrove culoiiy, locutiiiRiii Kaniifu'', 
\» nieetiny wiMi good ftiicc-ts, iisiihunt Trxhurrh 
nienilier-. liav.' iilrciuly Ki(:;jiiri''d thfii inl^-ntiniiM 
to tnliK up ehiirnH iiud hccorne iii(»HiherH oC the 
ooloay. TJiiptiHuii exc/)llent wiiy of etitiibliiih- 
iug iiuaJtliy coiigrngiitinuri in the U'ect. 

V^ow U. ('. Keniier w.* Um-u that Brefcliren 
Krider nnd Cottvnnini Iiitoly lielrl n rtorjea of 
laeetingrt in the Jjnur (-reek chnrili, jndiiuir. 
None were iidded diirin>{ the meeting. Tho 
brother aUu Htiit^'K thitt they iirc nnicli in nor'd 
of more help in the iiiiiiiHtry, and donires mini«- 
termg brethren to call nml help them. 

FnoM S: L. Sliowjiltcr, of the Station Church, 
Green eounty, Pa., we hnvtlie followinp: "Wo 
have n-ceiitly cloHtitl n series of nieelingH, wliicli 
coiuineiiewi the fourth ility of Jiuiuury. and clon- 
ed tliu nineteenth, whii-li re^iUtid in ei^lit iic- 
Msiions to the cliurdi, fourlfybaptinni and four 
reclaimed; itnd we think deep iiii|)rcnaions were 
made on others wlio are probnhly counting the 
cost. Tlie preaching was dniie hy our home 
miuiitters, Adam Wine, Janice A. Murray, C. .1. 
SliowjiltiM- and Henry Wi^te. MeetiiigM w»-]l at- 
tended and order good," 

DnoTiisA Abram 11. CaHsel'a srtiulfl about 
ChrUtopher Sower, in this issue, jh interesting 
and well worth preserving. We invite Brotlier 
Cti-Nel to write again. Our readers wonid be 
pleased to hear frorti him (luite fivqaently, and 
as the brother is getting ohl, will not likely be 
here inueU lougei-. Me lias collected ii viist 
au)i.nut of uiiitter tbut rtoiild be valuable to uiu 
r*?ftders, and wo suggest that he makeimcirortlo 
get as much of it as possible before the pnhUe, 
that it iiiay be preserved after he lian gonn to 
bia long hume. , 

Ox another page,' Brother D. C. Modnm^V 
ihaJcesa fe\fr suggesiionR i-egardirig missionary 
work ni cities. While the brethren are sending 
in ftlieir names, and offering auggesf iouii we will 
givrt the Duitter special attention, and in ooiin*o 
of lime may have Nomo remarks to offer about 
the nmnajfing department of the p;-oject. Kvery 
sfej. u\:Pn should be with care, that the glory 
of Ood mA the *alr;ition of sinnera hifly In- kept 
i'l liew; Nothing ehoiihJ bo done out of vain 
itiory or Cor 6ell-iot«r6Bt. Gruttt cHre Bhould be 
t*k..;i to respect the rights of others of the sanw 
body. The dislinctive features of our people 
uMXHi be M/Ihered to in the work, for towns are 
tbe v*-ry pIwcM where they we so muchneeded. 
Br.th-^M and sUters. pray for the«ucceM of the 
uiUBioliBry work. — — 



rrnROUOH the kindm-Ksof a brother, who 
1 liv«« iu Ohio, w« ar^ in receipt of fl opy of 
th? January number of Tfm Iffaron, cont^iiniag 
the objertional article referred to a few weekt 
ago. I^-fernng to the BitKTiiiiK.s at Wokk it 
soy«: 

" Ono of our wekly patKT« now ha« n nub- 
Hcription li*>t of ov<>r ten tnonnAnd named, we 
itre t^jid. the net proJitd on which makes ayeiir- 
ly income of clear profit ol full lour thouj^and 
aollarx," 

In reply to the above we tttatp; It i^ wlf-evj- 
dent thdt we know more nbotit the bn3iae>8 and 
condition of this '-IKoj than any body eNe. and 
tberefitre what we say i>ii((ht U* he pgurded as 
correct beyond doubt. 

Ilegurding our circulation, it in likely that the 
BiiCTifltKN AT Work Iiuh nut lurgeasub-cription 
lint aJ> any paper in the Brotherhood, but it in 
not ten tbouxand, though we hope it eoon will 
be. 

The ax<<T(ion about our nel profifa l>ei])g 
yearly full four thoujiand dollars is fMl«e from 
I beginning to end. Our income U not half that 
amount. We think that »<• are doing rt-aion- 
sbly well in busiue*.. bnt to say that wh an; 
making " lot*t of money " ic incoi reel. Brctli- 
reii oliDuld not puUiih things they kuow notli 
ing abuut, and thua vet ns in a faUu light befon 
the Brotherhood. As the Vim/iitdor cni»cd a 
part of »aid article friin the jMnwi, uud iuj-uU 
stance cudori*ed what wn^ said, we renprctfully 
SiijfgeHt to the editors of both of these papers 
the propriety of taking back what tbey havi- 
said aliotit the Bkkthhkn at Wohk m referred 
to above, on the ground that we deny it being 
true. 

A" to the circulation anrl j)rolits of other pa- 
pers, or the protltK ari^iing from the lawful bus- 
ineHS in which any brother i» engaged, we are 
not concerned, are not pryijig into, for we have 
all we can do to attend to our own busines.'' 
d llif ralliny of the Ijord. And more; wi 
huvn neither time nor disponilicji to look nft^^r 
and publish the private iitfaimof other men, noi' 
to bo " bo^y bodies in other men's matters." 1 
Pet. t: 5. Our mission is, to '"sound out" the 
W()rd of the Lord, and to lie about our Master's 
business. Thia is quite enough for the ^ainti 
of God.' " ■ if' 

The following from otir book-keeper anrl 
mailing clerk is n-iipeetfolly submitted to our 
renders : 

Ol'I'ICB BltMHUBN AT WORK, [ 

Lanakk. Ii.i.„Fhu.21,1S79. ( 
Til M'/ioiii it Mm/ Concent: — 

This is to certify that the strttemeiits 6f thfr 
Dmeou relative to the circulation ntid the pro- 
ceeds of the HlthmiUKN at Wohk. are false. 
Uaviug charge of the biisincfl.'* vi the oflice, i 
know the exact afiiouut received iiud paid out, 
aud the net proceeds lack very much of being 
^^;*^"J- S. J. HAiimsoN, Clerk. 

Opfick Brkthukn at Wohk, i ■ 
i Lan-ari^, hx., KEit. ai. 1879. ) 
Having been in the employ of brethren Moore 
& Esheliuau tm mwliug clerk since April 1st, 
187S, I hereby certify that at no one time have 
t*n thousand copies of tho Buethkkn vt Wohk 
been mailed. However, the i)aper being a good 
and truthful evangelist, I would have no regrets 
were the list ten tiuiea ten thousnud. 

S. M. EsHi-i.MV.V. Muiliiii^ Clerk. 



THE OLD ORDER 



Tho Chiifdi of Ood. 

rVHVj cliiirch of God Is compose.! of inei^ibfr*. 
J The.se member-', both male and fem.ile, are 
heii-s nf God — jiririt heir* with the hoM Jesus* 
Christ. Tiiey all come to the Lord in the same 
way. All are baptised into Christ. One did 
not yepejit into Christ, imotber />elin-e into 
Christ, while a iMrd wm.h-'/^t/ift/ into Christ. 
bit ea4:h was bHp*i7.ed i«to lie: " one body," jmt 
on Christ ,accordi»i(; to the pieacribed Rules, 
The privileges, hp»oi-s ami cDJoymentit belong 
to every cil i/.en of Christ's kingdom. As a body, 
they are called " the elect of God;" "children 
offJod:" "choMi generation; *' **pillnr and 
grtjund of the truth:" *" pecnlinr ijeorde;" "hi>- 
n»t'n>ri;" "t«?mple of the l|..;v •■i,Mr,f;" 



._eiflber is a child of God. another is oo I^^* ^• 
If tbe '■ one b*tdy " in a '" peculiar jwople." "'^" 
each rafmber in that body w peculi«r. 
rights of one m-nif)er are not nupcrior 
rights of another. There is no " high and low 
iu the faaiily of God. Tbe right arm 
of an arm than th« left arm. 
no morethHua ha;id. Tbi 

of the left hand are not superior to thme ■>* *''^ 
right hand. Both draw nourishoicnt from the 
Riinie source — both are alike honored. Tbe eyes 
ure not troubled aud annoyed because the ears 
are io the came hrad. Neither are they ead, 
sorrowful, envious, or spitefiil because tbi-.V are 
not the fwt, 

" Well, since all are members of the one 
body.' then- must be one set of Rules for their 
government; otherwise there would be confus- 
ion and diKcord." Very true; and ?^inte this 
" one bfidy,'" Ibis " holy nation " is to contin- 
ue tlirough all Hges nntill^hrist conies again, 
the " one Ijonl " gave them a set of liules that 
are pft/fci, tumpltie, potca/ul, as their law iu 
faitli and practice." They were made for tbe 
government of llin people iu Asia. Africa, En- 
rope, America and the Islands. " In every na- 
tion be that feareth Iiiui. and worketh right- 
eousnes-s is accepted with bini." Acta 10: 35, 
Climate bos no efTect on the Rules. Age 
cannot change them; neither can sex. race or 
color change them one whil. Not a part of 
them were de.*igiied for an old man, aud » part 
for a young man; the whole of llieni were de- 
sigij<:d for //((/;!, whether old or young. Not a 
part, were set forth for Africa and another part 
for Amoriea. The Chinese who submit to these 
Hules in their native land are just as much the 
" cliildren of God " as the men who were born 
and raised in Kansas and who obiy the Divine 
Hub's. Their being born in Kansas does not 
make them children of God, nor give them bu- 
ptrior privileges, rights and enjoyments in the 
" house of God." These Rules have the same 
governing power over a Dane as over a French- 
man. The winters of Minnesota and tiie sand 
storms of Africa have no effect on these perfect 
Rules. Heat, cold, rain, snow, suushine and i 
darkness cannot overthrow them. Strifes, en- 
vies, loves, bates, jiidgiueuts, w^iVks and talks 
Cannot sob aside tiiu Divine Kules. Opuiionfl,- 
tlioughls, taiL,?, "Wishes aud feelings cannot, iu 
tbe lea.st, affect the Rules. They are Jixfil. 
Courts, assemblies, conventions, councill cannot 
change them. 

W^orda and sentences not found in the Bible. 
Cannot be brought forward and substituted for 
those in the Bible. Some words and saitences 
found in the Bible, cfinHoi ir faA'C/j o«/arid funn- 
ed into a creed or discipline. If they ari fit for 
a creed or discipline out of the Bible, thin they 
are fit for one in the Bible. And moie; they 
are better' arranged iu the Bible than thiy poe- 
t-ibly can be when taken out of the Bibb. 

The Bible doc not exact more of a man iu 
I'^-ance than it do'-s of one in New Vorlv Tbe 
B.'uk Lliiit reveals God to the man iu Inrojie, 
reveals Him to the man in America, 4nd the 
niiui who yields obedience to the Diviu** Relies 
in Hwitzerlaud, will talk and act like ihe one 
who liiis yielded obedience to them in Mohigan. 
Metier still; the man who is governed If these 
Rules in America will bo the same in relaud, 
in Germany, in Arabia, in Egypt. If iiibmis- 
^ion to these Rules in America will mate him a 
peculiar man, ho will he peculiar iu Jipau, in 
Uiudoostan, in Palestiiie,if he continues^ yield 
'.'U'ilifnce. If a mau in Illinois submitJpthesi 
RuUs, and thereby b'; known asaChristi 
not the man, who submits to them h 
also be known as a Christian? If full 
sion to the Divinv Rules, and to them 
the p.ii't of a Greek, is all that Is xci\ 
liim, will not a full submission 'to tho'l 
aim to them ouly, on the part of a cfr/en of 
Vir^iniiihenll that God will require in *(ler to 
eternal salvation? If those who lived iifl'iilc*- 
tine compli*'d with theso lUiles, and thee only, 
and were saved, then those iu Ameri8 who 
cuu^dy with the same Rule.*, and to tliei^only, 
wi'l a)-n be saved Jf tho^e RulPfi weretjl that 
wen re-iuire.l of bttiefers tiiflitwH 
yeiu-^ ago, will any more be required offieliei 
ers now? ' ' ' 



famUy of God." If <"•' ""^ ^'^^'' '^'"""" J« P™"" h »u- Bib,, 



Hot 



further; tlmt which l. in tl.*- Bibl. 
to he proven l.v Ihe Bibl... The nier.' 
iti,,„ Ih. J):l,l. i, |.n,..f .„ffi,i,.„,- ''="ktt 
rijrht. If It he „„/ in the Bihie ii ;, '' " » 
the thine is not euential t„ ohc.ti.ncet'* 
j,„oniorei The H.lle. of f«ill, .„d practiw |^^„„ ° ^ 
1 . . ..... g P«iiii^4 



1. Thelett hand is I Ih^^isnoneedof proof from the jnips^ic"**. 
riehteimH pnvileg"! l"rf"l'"" """■"' '1"»1- '"»d, le«8ur„,j^ *• 



lection. The Rules of God being perfect ^'' 
than they, cannot be required. ' , • ""i'*!* 



Less than ik 
Bible Rules is not worth seeking aftc 
will not condemn the man who belifl 
obeys the Bible, and nothing 
R^-ader, what tliink you':' 



0.1 



"S LuttheU;,,,^ 



THE WAY TOU SAT Ij 

hich 



L'^^KI'VTH. "■—nern.u 

IJ or wrons; if it lie not wroug, then j 
right; It it lie not right, then itisivroag;,f,i |" 
right, then it ia not wrong; and Kit be wro 
then it cannot be right. liight and wrono *' 
op[)o.site iu meaning, therefore whut is th 
cannot he the other. * 



red 



Had Ood wen fit to make xmieihinsV"' in 
llie llihic. i> condition of ohediVnce, HiiVonld 
Imve put it in Mf B;W,-, for the KMir ldl» U3 
ivliiil i,r»,,,na »hati« miglil lifljf, »»n>ny 
iiiid veligimwly. Ueuce that whi(4 i»J>ot in 



There i.^ just one thing iu the world aud th 
is power. This is either positive or neirat 
We decide which of those two it is Ijy its «„ i- 
cation. Whenever it is applied to iirom J 
truth, piety, virtue, peace, prosperity, it i, „„,-_ 
tive. hut when opposed to these, it is negativ 
God is positive; the devil, uegulive, Chr' 
tians are positive; sinnei-s, negative. God A 
good; the devil, evil. Cliristians are kind luj 
nieicifiil; sinners, rough and abusive. Thentw. 
itive builds up, the negative teiiri* down. Wlmt. 
ever is not positive is of the devil, whatever t 
positive is of liod. 

A man is more excusable for doing what in 
itself — according to the letter of the law— is 
wrong, under some circumstances than others 
It is even right to violate the Utter of the law 
when necessity demands it. We learn this from 
wliat Christ said to the Pharisees when thn- 
found fault with his disciples for ^^,",ng » ^v^\ 
which is not lawful to d.; upon the Sabli,|"h 
day." Christ eaU,j allention (1) to what David 
had done, which was in open violation to (he 
/f»fOf the-law, and yet no one had ever sus- 
pected lie did any wrong, (a) " The priests 
*_*. '...iTofaU" the Sabbath, aud are blame- 
less." We regard this as conclusive proof that 
eircuiuslauces of necessity make it right to vio- 
late the letter of the law. But circnmstautei 
iifipr make it right to do wrong. If circum- 
stances make it right to violate law, then ills 
n<jht to violate, and ti-roiiij not to do it. 

The Scripture is proBtable for doctrine, re- 
proof and correction. It is, not only the privi- 
lege, but the dulij. of the minister, with tbe 
Scriptures, to reprove his hearers of any sim of 
which they are guilty, aud correct any errors 
which Ihcy commit. So with the coutrlbuloni 
to our religious jonrnals— in short, so we ought 
to do wilh each other; but it is very important 
that it be dime in a proper way— that a good 
spirit pervade the work. 

We are all human and proue to evil — all 
come short of perlectiou. We ought, therefore, 
to bear in mind, that those with whom we deal 
and associate, are made better or worse by oor 
conduct. If some of our friends do wrong, ne 
can only prove that we are better than they by 
doing right. If our friends do wrong by usitis 
our duly, as Christians, to trll them of it, but 
uot to abuse them. If we think our friends 
neglect their duty towards us we should infoiui 
thgm of it in a kind ivud affectionate way, then 
if there is any good principle in them, they will 
do better; but if we abuse a man it is calculattii 
to excite his evil and base nature causing bini 
to treat us worse than beforei We would furth- 
er observe, that we iire 'often mistaken wheu we 
think our MeUriM ars hegleeting Us ulu! tU 
they are to blame for it, and it is certainly very 
uncharitable to censure any tjne'fof n iWaig of 
which he is not guilty. ■'■■•-■■ ." ' :. 

Attention to the business of thia (**e an* 
the different impressions which the diffwent 
Idlers, that have been receive 1. have made, bw 
caused me to pul.Ush theso thoughts for yonr 
consideration. Acting in the the capacity which 
I dp my opijorliinities ai'e uusurpaseingly ioi^\ 
from which to make observations. On the oa« 
hand are tho.w doing business with the office, 
on the other i.9 tlie oftice doinii business with 
them. Generally, I think thiwe who do bnsil 
nesswith the office mean. todl> just whati^ 
right, and if they k«ew.thestriclDre.spUced up- 
on the employee«^„clUeaK»to««tendt«i»«P 



f'""^""^ 



•27 



THE BRETHKli.:^ ^X ^VOKJi 



Hud )u;ciinitel,v, they wnuld 



*^ \^rt(rif propnetH.rs for wilfully iieg- 
"^ .hf'"- Sinc« I liartj be-ii here no oue 
*'■' ' ipifiitioDaliy in-plecU^ Ocoa?i.>nt»lIy 
^r ixi-'T^ I'U* '^'P alirni/-! corre..t U as 
'"' j,re notified rif it. Hnn-pver, we art* 

F*** iffedof errors ill Mich a way th«» we 

*° '^ rtke tiie correct !<»ii3. Theu th« |>-irU*>s 
' «lr<i Ihe correction to be made become 

*"''Ti.iid wril« in a inmi^ ir,t,f. 

X o*' I '"'*'^ *** *^''" ^""'^ attention to what 
*" tlie li'''t I"""* ofthisartictecoucprning 
* -jtjiiic*^ altenuc casi'P." A man, wlieu 
•^ „ii^lit say what he would bo excusiible 
^ i if irriftf" it would not be oxcusable, for 
'■^t wrilt^" i« J'^'"' df-liberntely. 

e,liti>r8 iire a» mixious that their sub- 
get whiit tl"*.v subscribe for tis the Bub- 
nre theinseives, and the sub-fcriherrt »re 



(lisaiipoiiited when they do not get 



. '"iJ^y >ubsi^nbed f..r f ban the editor... Hut 

^tbi-* '•■'' '* ''* '^'"''' *" ^'■'^ *'"" l^'tfi's to 
\^rt<»ppcimen of what I consider to be 
,^p Iftter of a genuine Christian, I sul)- 

W E took your paper last 

rsnd «'P '■'^^ '^ ^'^'"'' ™'"^''- ^^' S"'' "" the 
icfv l)ut l-^ '*"'^ ^^' ^ "^ ^'^'^'^ 't again this 
\\> got numbers 1, 2, 4, but nuniben* 3. 
fft did net get. Our Post Master says they 
Qtcoiiie. The love of God be with von. 

Tij; letter i^lii>i<l- Everyone who rends it 
L^; hetUT— is made to love the writer. We 
„ :u4 wli;it the brother wants. His njuiie 
^j^,irei<nregivea. The letter is ;,{ort. He 
{fi rcalizf* that we htive no time to rend 
intw^sary ra::I'rr so conies to the point at 
iu au ortlce like this, where fifteen to 
inty thousand letters are received in a yi-nv, 
souie f/^F ^ hundred or more, it is a matter 
Diurb importaueo that letters be brief. 

S. J. Harrison, Clerk. 



A DANGEROUS COURSE. 

yONCi the papers published iu our brother- 

ood, we fear a spirit of contention will 

up, tending to make division nnd discord. 

ii,)oDt:on!ie greatest dangers is that of mis- 

prejenUtion. If oag of the pajiers luisn-prr- 

nl auotiier, iu its object? and purposes, tliew- 

soon unijleasant feeling arise. To avoid 

Ik triw position and pitrpos^ of each pa- 

ihould bo acwpted in its ()wn avowed oHject 

firen byjitself. There are some good things 

ill of our papers, and if we were able to af- 

ritbepi]»euses we wosM take them all, and 

tliiiukfal to some of the editors for seud- 

jEi their paper free. 

Tne reusoa for writing this article at this 

istliis: An editorial in the Deacon and 

iediu the Viiidicalo)-, will betaken, general- 

loputthe Brethrp:n at Work and Primi- 

Chmtiini in a false lie^ht before the reader. 

QDHot Speak eo positive of the Friuutive 

'iau as I had nothing to do iu forming the 

:t«rof tliat piiper, but I judge from the 

it pursues. With the Brbthrfn at 

ml I did have something to do, and I lielieve 

ifesomflhiug once, setting forth tlie course, 

lit should hi- taken in the paper. The 

HitoriftI comes in conflict with that, there- 

fJ i^peuk again that all may see the true 

Iwhon taken in our paper. We here give part 

pbeMiraet taken from the February number 

mVkilirdtor, page 57: 

fThe Dmnni thiriks it ' pays'weW to)Je noii- 

l^mM on ■ vital church issu^ff." Gfubs^' ht^ 

J^|to get and livi;|t a fair paying piitronage. it 

N for mi «ditor to talk iW wnte so as to 

F«alltunlhurt noone." 



presume the right of our brethren to 



*rffitb u8should;be granted frc-ely, and lljat, 
■i^itbout auy hard feeling, but we want the 
Nfifr to see the p;^icise point ubput which we 
^f' We take tile position that these viloJ 

* (ou whith We are censured for being non- 
*"^ttal) have been, and ought to be settled 
l^fAiiQUa! M..eting, They have all been 
^f^ there aii<l decidion^made upon them, 
. "Mj be againj. In these discussions at A. 

"ehave been as free and outspoken aa any 
^ ^ri^ther (^linter, top, of P. C. ha*. been 
^f^wat A. 1^. to lijscuss all the viUd issm-s 
^«>oie up. I think it likely that none iu 

T'ttherhuod have been mure outspoken on 
! "^uvsat A. AI., tiian some of the editors of 



Now here s the point of difll-rence with that 
editoriHl: Wi believe the A. M. is the proper 
place to disftiss these rifat issurs. uot in our 
pnpeis. Th* editors believe it right to dis- 
rn^^ them iu their papers, iis well as at A. M.. 
only "-ith tlis difference: at A. M. both eidee 
arc discussed while in their papers they would 
discuss only me side, and continue the discus- 
sion Irom yeir to year just as done at A. M.. on- 
ly they have but one side of it in the paper. To 
get the idea olearly before you. suppose at our 
common chu-ch meeting some mattera of differ 
euce come uj. and are investigated, discussed 
and settled, tie b..st that can be done by the 
chun h. Bu' one p:irty says, we will not let 
that decision of the church alone, but publicly 
write and' ^eak against the decision of the 
church, justas they did at church me.>ting: 
they will be foverued by their own opinion, not 
by the decision of the church, either publicly or 
privately, in the church or before the world. 
Now, suppote that course is continued, from 
year to yea", when would the church have 
peace? Neter while time lasts. But in that 
church is another party, who say, we will accept 
the decision of tht- church as the heat that can 
he done hom; we will uot write or s]>eak i)ub- 
licly against it before thn world, but wait till 
another meeting, if there be auyMiing wrong, 
then bring it np in a legal manner and try and 
get it better, aud not he all the time fussing 
from week to week about the vital issues, or 
any other issitis. 

Now we belong to this latter party, who be- 
lieve our differences should be discussed at 
cunix-h Cieetiugs. District meetings and Annu- 
al Meetings. We believe when these vital issitei 
are discussed it should he a free discussion for 
both sides. A discussion of oue side only, iu 
any case, will be more likely to produce preju- 
dn,e and hard feeling, than it will ol wisdom 
and knowledge; a continual discussion of both 
sides may be a source of knowledge, but it would 
produce division in some of its forms. Then we 
thiuk our position is clear in this matter, when 

e advise the B. at W. to go to A. M., discuss 
and argue all these vital issues, as much aa you 
choose, get the best decision you can. then ac- 
cept that decision for the time being, and wait 
till anotheryear, then better it if j'ou know how. 
But for the good of the c'uirch, for the peace of 
the brotherhood, don't be continually discussing 
these differeuces on vital issues in your paper. 
Be settled and fixed in the work for peace and 
union, and love in the church; do not be led 
into this contention among brethren, or moved 
from your pnrposo by these insinuations that 
you work to pleasn all and hurl none. Let the 
brotherhood decide this matter, let them decide 
whether they want this continual debating in 
nur papers, let them decide if they want these 
questions discussed at A. M, and there stop the 
contending among brethren. If the brother- 
hood wants the discussion to continue, from 
year to year, especially on oue side of the ques- 
tion, if they want a paper to keep up a con- 
tinual warfare on somebody, even on the A. M., 
I hope they will not find it in the B. at W. 
But I am confident the brotherhood wants aud 
jieeds papers that respect and accept the decis- 
ions of A, M. on all vital issues. They will 
support such papers, aud they will be a great 
means to keep union and harmony in the 
church. 

We have tried to make our views plain in this 
matter, and have done so with due respect to 
the Deacon aud Vindicator. Justice required of 
us to set tljis matter plainly before the brother- 
hood, that the plain diflerence, and thedifl'erent 
courses taken by the papers referred to, may be 
clearly !irien,t\>r our only object is to get the 
true position of our paper before the brethren, 
aud in making the contrast with their positiou, 
if we have not done them justice we are ready 
to correct. 

There are three positions that may be taften 
by the papers published in our brotherhood;: 
first, a paper may take oue side of all vital issues, 
and publish nothing but; that side, rejecting all 
that may be suid on the other side. Second, a 
paper may discuss both sides, and open its col 
uuins to all that may bo said cm either aide; 
each of the-<e can huve continual discussion, but 
on very ditlVrent principles. The third is our 
.position, that these discussions be confined to 
A.M., and not continued or permitted in our 
papers. 

■ But let .lis" look at these vital isshea a little 
further if we can find tliem. We suppose thi 



are such questions as the Mis3ionari«s, the Sal>- 
bath School. Education. Non-conformity, S:c 
Now if we have guessed the meaning, all of 
these question^ have been before A, M , and de- 
cide»l by it. Aiid we advise tlie B. xt W. not 
to figh^jMiust the decision of A. M. on these 
subjecMffipt to publish anything against them 
in the paper, not that we believe the A. M. in- 
fallible, but there is a right way— a legal way. 
to bring all of them un again and discus-s them 
at A. M., and have them changed. But further 
the B. AT W.. and all other brethren have u 
itiiht to rarry out and advocate publicly and in 
the church all the decisions of A. M., but no 
brother has a right to oppose them publicly, 
except iu their discussion at church, District, 
or A. M. To grant the right of every brother 
to oppose publicly evpry decision of the church 
and A. M,. would he virtually destroying the A. 
M. itself, and setting up not only Congregation- 
alism, but individualism, and destroy all the 
union and oneness of the church. 

Here another matter is brought up incident- 
^ly. That is, the natuw ofthe decisions ot A, 
M. Some brethren have held the A. M. its a 
legislative IJody— that is not correct. They 
might just as well call a church meeting a law 
making body. The A. M., aud all church 
meetings are judiciary, merely as a court to de- 
cide upon all questions brought before it. The 
A. M. ha? no power to originate bills, and pass 
them as a law; but hear the case brought up 
from a lower court, or District Meeting, and 
decide it, as a Supreme Court would do. Its de- 
cisions are to our brotherhood, as the decisions 
of the Supreme Court to the citizens of the 
United States, not as the Congress, to moke 
laws, but to decide the case accordmg to the 
laws already made. So our A. M. decides the 
case brought before it, according to the Gospel 
—the law God has made for the government of 
his church. All these cases that come up must 
be decided by some body, either each individual 
must decide for himself— that would be individ- 
ualism; or the .church must decide it — that i 
would be Congregationalism; or each District 
Meeting uiu.st decide for itself- that would be 
division at once on the principle of State rights 
or secession ; or the A. M. must decide it accord- 
ing to the 15th of Acts, That is union and 
fiospel. and the order of onr brotherliuod — the 
only safe ground there is for us. Tried ;ind 
proven for more than a century, it has held our 
church together as one body, and we shall sus- 
tain it as our fathers have dune, anr] our papers 
should walk in their footsteps. Search the old 
paths — support the way we know gives peace, 
union and strength, and oppose any cource that 
brings division, weakness aud discord. While 
we have so many papers multiplying in our 
brotherhood, it requires more caution to gnard 
against hard feeling, and division. We have no 
right to blame brethren for starting a paper, we 
can only have a right to blame them when they 
run their papers so as to do harm. But wlien 
we get too many, and I think we have that now, 
some must go down or coDsolidate, but whi! 
they do last, we hope they will do good if pos- 
sible, not be trying to bite and devour one an- 
other, for generally persecution turns back with 
coals of fire to burn the fingers of the aggressor. 
1 have spoken plainly, apologies are not needed 
because we are brethren. R. H. MiiJ.Eit. 



MOOMAW'S PROPOSITION, 

II.wiNd for its object tlie preaching of the (.ios- 
pelbythe Hrethren in Ihc ditreient cities of tlie 
L'nited dilates. Tliose wi.sliing loeinilritmteto tbis 
I'und will send in llieir iiaiue-s un ji card, , or other- 
wise, but do nut send the money till further notice 
is given. When $:;00. is iironiised then two men 
slioulil I'P selected and jnit to work. These men to 
hf selected by the vi>le of the donors. They slimild 
lie men s lunil iu the failli. and able to tcacli otlier^ 
also — men who are willSii^ to lalior with those to 
theeommtin walK« "f Hfft fje;u'ch the Scriptnu-s 
carefully and a,ee Iu \yliat e).\teivt the Apostles hibur- 
ed in cities. . n ' 

The following amdiints Ifave been subserihed, 
mid other niimes will be entered .'is they come In : 

I), e, M.»mn". McnuimLK Vh ^VM 



y.. a. H-ii.>iu«, [imuiui, hoii 

ItunlPl Shimf : Ali-ini-, lOiri 
.\nliuili[iitvk«r, WklfwJi. loi . 
(iJiNM.- Cl.il!.ti.|.h-i, llfll'iri, Mv.,., 
fiitti.frlnftnnd'iri'nrt-'niiM'l.'Mnt^in 
.I.U, llnil'-'-. IVtn PnrtliUiKF. Fu 
■j'.l.ln. Kli.irN.-l, KMrrton, T. 



Will, IVoHff. Aithliiii. k.'i 
JiHua n. SUmki. AtuliJKiii. K> 
Wn>.T.nudt»nrr A, llnolln. 



We would be pledged to publi»h all the en- 
couraging letters received at this ofBcp. but can 
spare room for a few extracts only: 

Arthur Brubaker: "I am poor, but thank 
ttie Lord. I ran work with my hands and Mrn 
enough to help the proposition one dollar." 

Catharine Suplee: "O, that such may be sent 
who are willing to preach 1o the lowly, and the 
outcast in the highways aud hedgen. and if pos. 
sille. * compel ' thorn to come in while time and ' 
opportiuiity are ofterod." 

■lames L,.Swi'zer: *' I think our little mem-" 
ixr^hip here of 4ft, will put at leait one thbui- 
aud cents into the work. Brethren, every-whem, 
rouse up! I'ut your slioulders to the wheel." 

J. A. Kepner: " The subject of spreading the 
Uoapel has been much handled, pro and cou, and 
IS, perhaps, not well understood by some. We 
are inclined to think that it de()eud» on several 
things. Iu the lirat |)lace. it depends largely on 
tbemoUveH. If tlie proper motive he kept in 
view, the blessing of the Lord will follow. I 
mn fully persuaded, iu my mind, that if the 
church, aa one man, would unite in the causa 
of spretiding the Gospel, that the Lord would 
be plea-^ed, and his blessing would surely follow. 
Some of us, who are quite well a.lvanced in 
years, nnd have been thinking over these things 
tor a number of years, are so firmly convinced 
that the Brotherhood has been somewhat slack 
in that respect, that it needs no comment at 
this time But wh-n I think hack over the 
past history of the church, think what has been 
done, and what might have been done, and even 
what the church is doing now, and then think 
what the church might do. 1 mn made to trem- 
ble, to think of the responsibility that rest* up- 
on us, especially so when 1 look around and see 
how the Lord liiw blesaod us. So. Brethren, go 
on iu the work of spreading the Gospel, and be 
a--,ur^d that the Lord will ble^s ynu for all the 
good work you do, and when our labore are 
over with us here, then we »hall hear the wel- 
come iuvilalion. ' come up hither,' " 

J. G. Harley: " I wee Brother Mooniaw mokw 
a proposition to have the Gospel preached 
throughout the large cities of the United Stales. 
I fully indorse that move. I think that is ac- 
cording to the Scriptures, for the Master said, 
that the Coapf! should lie prescbe 1 throughout 
the whole w»n-ld. to every creature; but then wo 
want to sond men who are s.iund in the faith — 
men who will preach the cross of Christ, fearleas 
of what men shall do unto them; who will not 
shun to declare the whole counsel ofliod— men 
who are filled with the love of Cod in their 
hearts, who will Imoiv nothing hnt.Ie:<U9 Christ 
and him cmcitied. Men like Lemuel Hillery or 
John Stein or Alexander Iteese or hundreds of 
others like them. Wednn't want money seek- 
ers, or men pleasers in this work. They would 
be of no use; now, if you send men like those, I 
will give my order for ten dollarw, 1 know the 
Lord will blesi the work." 

The following letter from AtchiBon, Kansas, 
also approves Of the missionary move. The 
writer says; 

;>-/;■ Urethrm:— 

In Vol. 4, No. 2, of BitK'niuEN at Wohk, we 
think the right Htep has Itten taken. In the right 
direction, by Brethren Moomiiw and Sharp, on 
the missionary question. The cities are neg- 
lected too much. The old order was to go 
from city to city." Titus 1: 5. We numW 
about ten members here; four in the city 'of 
Atchison aud siic within nine miles. We have 
no preaching. Now Brethren, who will be sent 
to preach for us? Brother Win. Feebler an- 
IhoriMs me to give his name for ten dollars 
when the work in commenced here. The hum- 
ble writer will give the came. Brethren, come, 
we will see to your wants as well as we can. 
Don't forget us when passing through here. 
This is a railroad centre; railroads running in 
every direction. Will some of the Brethren 
stop off and drop a lew seeds? We hope there 
will be more missionaries sent out until every 
soul that is groping in darkness conies to the 
light of the Gospel. 

Yours in love of the Truth, 

John D. Sheahkr. 
Atchison, Kan, 

It will be noticed that tliese two breihren 
promise ten dollars each wheu the work com- 
mences in the city of Atcliisou, As they intend 
their money to appiv to wwV done in Atchison, 
it ni'gitt not be amiss lor tlieni to secure the 
servieeH of «ome goo^i evitngelist aud work up 
the interest in that place. We suggest that 
they citlier do this or eUe let lh.-ir amountji go 
into tht! fund without any reservation. Atchi- 
son would be all excellent pomt at which to 
build up a church. 

BiiOTHEn Daniel Milter, writing from the Wis- 
consin raissiott Keld, Rays that eighteen have 
been received into the church by baptism, and 
one reclaimed, with increasing prospects of good 
vet to befte.-..|.vl'« -■'-. 



THK BRETHKEM^ ^T WOKIi. 



February g^ 



0,n; iiBr? (^rass. 



"TA* Worth of Truth no Tongue Cam Tell.' 



•hli depfcrtment It Jwinn*-! for Mkloff «>d »n.w«rla(i 

• qtiMilou. -nd for Ihe .olulion of Scriptor»l diffitnl- 

AU QU««iloM iihould U <ii»t«d wiih e*ndor, m(J m- 



ThI 

AU QU 

tw«r»d Willi M mueh elMrnwn " poMtWe. 

promote Hlble Truth. Articlei for llil» d«p»nai«t, otut 

bt tkort ksd U> tbe poinl. 



I ordsr t« 



Win some one t«ll uie how lo»K Noah wiu l)uU<J- 
ing the ark? Ibhakl I-kneod. 

Some one will pleaao compare and explain Acta 
1 : J8, and MiitU 27 : ft. 

AlfloEx. 3i: !0 ll.andJohn I: I". II- H- R- 

Will thO nilKTIIIlKS AT WoJtK pIUMf- gIVO 311 VX- 
plAniltlon on MhH. M: n, wl.lrli h-imIh (w follows: 
*• Let him which 1« on tin- hoiiscUip not come down 
to take: Knytliinic out of IiIh hoiiHf." 

AlNOVcnto 40, which riwlmut follows: "Thun 
ShBll two hv in tlip llcl'l. tl»* «.n« Mlmll be tfikt-u ami 
tbe oiii.T Icri." Jank Kbkdv. 

Pteiw Klvcan cxplimiitlon on Arln'j-.il: " Ami 
Ihe I.or<! luldcd to till- cliiirch dally sufli at tthotild 
bo inv«»d," 

BonminiBiaa: "Who kIiuII Iny BiiythhiK toUm 
charge of iiod'tt elect '/ " 

Tlinot'iy «: 10: "TIi(!n>for« J pndiiro all lliiiiK* 
for till- eli'cl'H Hiikc." IlKmiY HiiuiAsr/.. 

Win ymi or Bomp of your roadom jdt-awi cvplalii 
Matt. 1*: 11. luy Un-HdHadfolIowM: " IIiiIIh' itald 
unto tlji'in. All men ciuinot ropolvo iIiIh Haying, hswh 
they to whom il U glvon. Tor thoro nn- »onii< eu- 
nuohd, which were ho horn from thulr mother's 
woBili: andthciro iiro soiiH' oiiniichH. which wnnj 
mode runuohii of m(<ii : iiitd thoro hccunuchfl, whkh 
have uiiidf lln'insflvcs eunucliH for tin- klriRdom of 
heavon's sak". Jlr thai Is iihlo to i«c(«lv(> It. It't him 
receive It." F..T. Fhantz. 



JUDAS AND FEET-WASHING. 

Wm« JudiiH iircHfnt whoii fi-nt-wiwIiinK, tin- I-ord's 
Suppiir. and the (;<iiiimunlon were Inslltuti'dV 
8ome one will jileiue explain. J. M. I)ktki<:k. 

MV opinion is tliitt lie wtiB pretteut at tlio first 
two only. .lolin lit. " ARi-r tliatjie pour- 
ftb wiitiTiiito 11 btixiii, tunl b['({iiii to wiwh bin 
dwcipli-'H I'l'tl, Hiid to wi]..' tlieni with the towel 
wherewith lie wiin ninled." .IrHus miitli to hioj 
" He that in wiiahed nevdoth not siive to wiwh 
hi» foot, hilt in clean every whit: und ye iiro 
clean, but not all. For ho know who nliould 
botray iiini; therefore ho Hiiid, Ve uro not all 
clean." VerHes ll>, U. " .lesuH lUiHWored, II" 
it in, to whom I flliall k'^'" " ""p, when I liuvo 
dipp(;d it. And when lie liiul dii)ijed the Hop, he 
jiuvo it to .ludiis Incariot, tlio hou of Simon." 
Vemo 2ii. " ilo then, liiivinK received tlie nop, 
went imniwliiitely out; and it wftuniKht." Verne 
Ilo. From llio above we wonid conclude that 
1)0 wttK present during feoUwiwihinK uud part of 
the >tiipj)i<r, liut went out b*'fore it wuH over. 
Noitlier would we Kiippuse that alter lie had 
conceived to betray his Lord he would b«« a fit 
subject to piirtuko of the Ouunnuniou. 

A. W. Vasjhak. 
Virdtu, 111. 

THE FOUR BIRTHS. 

PIoAHo expliiin John 1: IS: "Which were born, 
not of hlood, nor of the will of the llesh, nor of the 
will of mmi, but of Uoil." What bUllu are hent 
referri-il to, natural or uplritual f 

J. V.HHAVKI.Y. 

n Kit K are four births named, but only one 
Willi promiso. I. "l)f blood "—^iifh an 
tlie .lews tbiiiued from Aliriihaiii, bein^; blood 
kindred and descenduiitH of tbe line of Abraham. 
Upon tliiN pretext, John the Uaptist n'j«'ott<d 
many of them who came to his baptism. 

2. "Of the will of tbe flesh." Choosing 
way reliKioii^ly. in whicb tliero it) the lea.st orooK, 
or self-deniut, luid in which the llesh ran be 
most gratified, and whore the caruul mind kecpn 
tbo ascendency; whatever tbe form or pret«*n. 
uiona may be. 

3. "Of the will of man." Following the 
multitude; heiuR led by popular opinion, or 
taking up such a kind of relifjion ait will please 
the most people, and by whitb you may s.Ture 
thu most friends and honors. All thc^' are 
without promise. 

4. " But of Qod." Those who repent of their 
bin«, renounce everything the Word of God for- 
bids, submit to all the Lord's commands, take up 
the cross, deny themselves of all sinful lustw, 
obey the Lord iu pielerence to tbe neanwt 
fneuds in the world, and thereby declare that 
they love }{im mo8t; thus being born of the 
Spirit, led by the Spirit, and sanctified by the 
Si>iht, the promise m everlastijig life. 

A.. E. EtidiunuouiaL 
Union City, Ind. 



INFLUENCE OF THE STUDY AND 

OBSERVATION OF NATURAL 

OBJECTS UPON THE 

MIND. 

BT H. STUVMll. 

HOW few, how very few indeed, there 
are who can apprw-iate the great eoul cul- 
ture that IS derived from a careful otody and 
otMervatiuu of the natural object*) which snr- 
HHuid U8 iu tiuch great profu^oo on every side! 
or haTe any ade<juate idea of the tender and el- 
eTated euiotioiia eiperienced wlien surrounded 
by theee mute, though instructive, t^acheri 
which proolttim m thi oioat onequivocu! and 
I irrefutable manner the power, wisdom, grandeur. 
Please inve an explanation of llftT. 22: a. Itr««a« „blimity. love and brueticeuce of tb« Kuler of 
thus: " In the midiitof the street of it, and on eith- .u un. ij l i. 

, ,,, ., ,, . , , , I , , **** univwae. Who aui Btaad on a stairr niitht. 

er side of the nvpr.waatliere tJietreeof llftj, whloii ■ . . i . 

bare twelve mHniier of fruJta, and yieJdwlhur fruit Mi*'-* up into the dear canopy ol heaven, and 
every monlb : and tbe leaves of Uio tree wtffe fur bfthoJd the ghtterij4[ ittttTtt, couiitleaa ia ntimber, 
the healing of the tiatioiu.'' A UtiOTKJA, t liiiniiaatiiij, ^ their pitla aiul molloir lijjht, the 



QUESTIONS ANSWERED. 



THE prophet Ewkieldeecribeu the scene thus: 
"And by the river, upon tbe bonk thereof, 
on thi*i side and vn that side, shall grow all 
tre*M for meat, whose leaf shall notfaj0,iuither 
shall tbe fruit thereof be consumed: It thai I 
bring forth new fruit according to hi« month*, 
becaune their waters they issued out of the 
sanctuary; and the fruit thrreof shall be for 
meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine." The 
prophet gives the plural number treee, as tree 
in the singular is here used, it must be what is 
called an ewillaije of the singular lor the plural 
number. The trees of life were distributed 
througout the city, along the streets, and along 
the banks of the river. Street i>t also an tnnl- 
Uiijf or soljstitution of tbe lingular for the plu- 
ral number. 

Manner is an interpolation, it does not b^ 
long to the t^xt, it i« nimply twelve fruitt. that 
is, truit twelve times in tbe year, as is explained 
by the clause, " yielded her fruit every month." 
By the leaves of the tree are perhaps meant the 
truths of Ood's Won!, wjiirh are the only anti- 
dotes to ein. But thank God, thefe leaves are a 
sufficient antidote; if prop«rly applied, they 
will heal tbe nations of that U'rrible leprosy of 

Will some one be BO kind as to explain Malt..'.: 
».30:"And If Iby riKht eye offend thee, pluck it 
out, and cast it from tliee: for Ills prollUble for 
thee that one of thy members should perish, and 
not that thy whole body should be c'<«t into h»'ll. 
And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off," f '''■ 
S. A. Fl.ICKIN<tRR. 

"^'liuses thee to offend," Bible Union Trans- 
lation. The word " offend " is Hhtnduhcthra in 
the original, and ai)pears to be compounded ol 
skarulalon a stumbling-block, and lathra, pri- 
Viite or bidden. It is then something conreal- 
<>d, and placed in one's pathway, over which he 
may stumble and fall. 

il thu right hand^or right eye, which, no 
doubt, means tbe profitable, or honorable em- 
ployment, or the darling idol, be the occasion 
of this stumbling, pluck it out, or cut it oif. 
Leave the employment, tear the idol from you. 
Whatever lofs the one may occasion, what.*yer 
pain the other, better, far better suffer iu this 
world, than to suffer eternally. 

Mattib a. Lrak. 

THE RIVER OF DEATH. 

liY .1. w. woi.Tnwoori. 

'Th* over Iho river I'm going, 

The river so icy and cold ; 
To dwell In that city of glory. 

Whose hIhh^iIs are all covered with gold. 

Asj*1hI me. dear Savior, to ever 

He faithful my duly to do; 
Iu word and In dinnl und in actiou, 

My daily v»i-atlun pursue. 

So wiiiMi my last breath I am breathing. 

And my dnys on earth are all o'er; 
I'll meet Tliee in jieace up in li(^a\eu, 

To dwell on that beautiful shore. 

Help iiie to Ih< instant in praying, 

.\ndf.illhful to every trust; 
So wliea from Ibis ennh I'm departing 

I'll piutut to the lionie of Ihii juni. 

The river of death *s so chilly, 

That many ila waters do fear; 
Jtul all must iia-H-s over tb.-U river, 

No miiUer how gloomy and drear. 

1 should Unit all now were preparing 

To cross the c^dd river of deatli. 
H«fore the dark stream they arti nearing— 

Itefore Ihi'y must draw their hwt breath. 

So V, Imn they come down to Ibis river. 
There .lesuH will be their hi«l friend. 

And wiLli Iliiu to uttt up iu heaven. 
They then shall in triumph ascend. 

fonie brother, eomo sister, come ninner; 

Como gri>iit, and come small, luid come all. 
This river of death you're approaching 

Then do bear the Savior's kind ealL 



earth below, without having createdwithin him 
an indelible impre»«ion of the gn*tn*^^ 
wiadom of their Creator? Who caig^ "^P'^Jj. 
the ocean, now one boiling, secthijg "^^ 
water, threatening destruction to JveiTthmg 
within the range of it« power, nowi calm and 
placid surface on which the smalleatboat could 
float with impunity, and not be tilld «"*'' ^"^ 
at the manifestatioDH of the laws of nature and 
the unb.^uoded power of their Autlpr? >^ no- 
I say. can j.enetr.ite the bowels of tie earth and 
there behold the l>eauties and wouJers hidden 
from external view, and the varioiB minerals 
for the u^e and comfort of mankird. without 
a<:know:edging the desi;,'U of theT Creator? 
Who can gaw upon the majestic fonst. compos- 
ed, as it is, of sUtely mouarchs. th-' growth of 
which wa.s only accomplished in cpJturie«. and 
of flinaller growths covered with verJant foliage, 
and many with the most delicious fruits, and 
from wiione foliage is.-ue forth straiiu "f delight- 
ful muMC, and not feel that their Creator has 
most M isely and bounteously providtd for man s 
comfort and pleMMire':- Look at tke orchard 
now covered with beauteous blosscms which 
exhale delightful perfumes succeeded by fruits, 
Look at tbe field and meadow now cbthed with 
vernal foliage interspersed with flowers, whose 
beauteous cf.lors and delightful exhalations make 
a mo.it pleasing scene; see these glasses grow 
up changing their color from a greec, to a gold- 
en hue and bearing upon their stalks the grain 
trh'ch forms the nutrient materials' that sustain 
our beings, w."" are almot*t instiuctiTely led to 
exclaim, truly the Autiior :L'>d Bestower of all 
these blessings is a powerful, beneul'^^t oiid 
loving Being, whom to honor and save should 
be the delight of our lives. 

Ill view of these facts, I would say to every 
young person, and all indeed, observe and con- 
tenii>Iate the objects which God hiis given for 
our study; let all the objects of His creation 
with which you come in contact, be an open 
book from which you can learn a leeson of trust 
and humility, and by conjoining with this, a 
careful study and practice of His Word, you will 
be truly enabled " to look from Nature, up to 
Nature's Qod." 



Jfcmo of Jntcresf. 



THOUGHTS AGAINST INFIDELI- 
TY -ITS CURE. 

BY H. C. LUCAS. 

11HEKE is a remedy for unbelief of the ai 
thenticity and truthfulness of the Sacred 
Oracles. Men who deny the inspiration of the 
Word of God, are wilfully ignorant of Bible 
language, and facts connected with the fulfill 
ment of prophecies of the Bible. 

Ask them concerning the destruction of Bab- 
ylon. Tyre, Damascus, Egypt, &c., and the 
seemingly singular fulfillment of the worde of 
the i)rophet in every instance, and they are not 
informed on those things at all, or but very 
imperfectly. 

If suitable works on the subject of the cause 
of unlielief and means of rescue, could be placed 
111 tbeir bands, and they cou!d be induced to 
read them carefully and investigate the subject 
with fairness and fulness, we could have abun^ 
dant rejtaon to hope for their full recovery frjm 
their terrible thralldom in the dorkneea of un- 
belief 

For some time I have thought it would be 
well for followers of the Miwter, and friends o 
His Word, to keep a small library of suitabb 
books in their respective neighborhoods, and 
circulate these wherever they could induce their 
neighboi-s to read them, no difference whether 
they wei-e avowed disbelievers or not; for many 
times there are serious doubts that are not ex 
pressed. And it would doubtless be beneficial 
to all to read these worke, having a tendency to 
strengthen and establish more firmly the faitl: 
of believers. 



THERE IS A LAND OF PURE 

DELIGHT. 

WE learn from an .American writer that the 
authorofthisfamiliar hymn (Isaac Watt.s) 
wrote it at South Hampton, hia native town, 
while sitting at the window of a parlor which 
overlooked the river Ilsh^n. and iu full view ot 
t!ie Isle of Wight, " beyond the swelling flood," 
representing "the land of puie delight" 
" Where everlasUng spring abides. 
And iievi^r witlif nug iigwer^i." 
And then we suppose, as the poet looked up- 
on the waters then before bim, he thought of 
"■ final passage of the Christian,— 

■■ Deiith like a imir >w sea divides. 
That heavenly land from ours." 

—SekcUd. 



Whk.v God hay broken tby idols it ia not for 
thee to put the broken piects together ogai i. 



— A TEKaiBLE famine is reported in ii~^ 
Egypt. "fP" 

—The Bible is now freely circulated ;„ r, 
ugal "- 

—It is feared that a 'general commercial 
lapse is imminent in Sweden. ^'' 

— IrREAT alarm prevails in Eutojw concen 
the rapid spread of the black plague. ""^ 

—The gold mines of Georgia are said to t, 
duce not less than ^l.lXKt.OOO per annum. 

— The Winter continues excessively se,. 
Europe. Paris ha.s been blockaded with hu '" 

■The electric light in the cathedral at B 
tol, England, is pronounced a "brilliant ^fuccej ■ 

—A TORNADO blew down four bousesaud 
elmrcli in luka, Miss., Jan, 30. Six lived w!t 
lost. 

— TuEKK i* a Baptist church with a 
gatioii of a hundred at the " city of Sai 
where was Jacob's *ell. 

Chicago ranks next to New York City , 



coughs 



amount of business with the post office , 



depart- 



ment of the Government. 

—The Texas Legislature has passed aiia,i 
requiring all railway trains to ntop notlesstliMi 
five minutes at any station. 

—The Mormon dignitiiries at Salt Lake ri^ 
nouuce the decision of the Supreme Court, aid 
defy the authority ol the United States. 

— WeLI authenticated reports say tliut Pmt- 
estantism is rapid!? increasing in France. It 
is also reported that the Jesuits are fast growing 
in France. What then? 

— CuMi'LAlNTe come from Idaho, of Moroiiin 
outrages. Some who were engaged in th. 
Mountain Meadow massacre have settled ihif, 
and have not fully changed their habits. 

— "FoRMEKi-Y one sermon converted 3,inh 
sinners," said Elder Burgess, of Butler Uuiv.;r. 
sity, (lud.). in a sermon recently; " now it tak- 
li.OOO sermons to convert one sinner." 

— Olt of 3.50(1,000 persons in London, thei.- 
are church sittings for only 1,0&2,826, not quite 
a third, leaving over 2,417.000 without any yc- 
eibility of hearing preaching of any kind. 

. — Thkkk are rumors, apparently well-fuuul. 
ed, that tjueeu Victoria is seriously thinking u! 
abdicating the throne of Great Britain lu favijr 
of the Prince of Wales. 

— The Pope has sold the last ship of his nav. 
Sensible! What does the head of thettljurrh 
want of a ship of war? St. Peter, Irom wbum 
he clftinia descent, was u fi^'hennan, notaoiid- 
miral. 

— A TORNADO struck the town of Lockport. 
Texas, on Sunday evening, Jan. 2*J, demolwliii 
forty houses, including clmrcbes, the Court- 
house, and Masonic Hall. One child wtiskillHl 
and several persons badly hurt. 

— " Sermokh " are becoming more and mor- 
mere farces. One reported in San FriuiCL-u 
recently, was on the subject of ' Economy." afiJ 
one in Oaklaud, subject, " Early SettlenjHiit of 
California." About as much Gospel in tlieni aj 
in Josh Billings' ai»horiBmB,or in MarkTftaini 
Innocents Abroad. 

-The Indiana iu the United States and Ter- 
ritories are e.stimated at ii75,000 iu number, 
these, 70,000 are church members, iuoludm? 
Catholics, and more than 200.000 nnni;niii 
Christiana; 112,900 are so far civilized that th.( 
Iress like American citizens, and 4u,(MXJta"^ 
learned to read. 

— A HO LID or cubic inch of gold weighs K' !■ 
ounces troy, and is worth ^209 Si. A cui' ' 
foot of fine gold is worth $362,tJ0(K U'nl*^ 
States coin is nine-tenths tine. Acubicioi" 
-f this in gold weighs a little more than nuif 
miices troy, and is worth * 109 28; a cubic fwl 
■f this standard gold is worth $292,500. 

— DiciSESTKHB in RuPsift number ovfrlW"''' 
KN). The Stundists. who have the sam 
ion to the Greek Church that the Metbodi--^ 
!o to the Church of England, are incr^a-'i"?^ 
apidly that the Minister of Public Woffb-ip 
lias dispatched a comiui^siou to Ode*wa to iH'^ 
nto the circumhtances attending the grofft 
hat and other heterodox sects. 

—A FABMER name-l r>onald-'on. lif"? 
Ilobinson township, Washington coanty, ' '*- 
lad his cellar cleaned up, a few davs ago- w^*" 
;:o*J in notes were found under a lot "f p'"^^^ 
11 a tin box, and t;200 in gold in »'"'^"'' ,.l' 
Lrni. r believed it was j,\iu:^ there by ^^^'\ 
r. and culling hiB two brother* together, aH^ 
ejual diviaien of the spoils. 




f.bra!^]Z-j^ 



Correspondence 



Wayside Notes. 

., to thB Wti'e Oak Church. Highland 

r nnij' ""'"■ '" "'" ^'°°'' ''''^'< Church, 

mrmon' County; the Beaver Creek Church. 

(rt» County. 

^rp |,=lt our home on Tui*sday, Dec. 31st, 

U and ot Belloi.t. Uiehland couiit.v, met 

',l„r James .4. Ridenoiir, of West Virginia, 

|,T»ached iu our vicinity for some 

ta till *^*' could eet retidy to go on 

4 bii» in "'« '*''°"' "'"■''■ ^>' "'gl>'»'eB0t 

''.^Ijdiise of brotiier Jonathan Moser, near 

" town, in which is the house ofthe body. 

, ,„ „ the White Oak church. Thia body 

%rrfhren should not be forgotten, for they 

i„t few in number: have no minister, and 

'^s,,nt only one deacon. However they 

Jjaot to give up, for two adjoining churches 

ply |,reaching twice a month. They, also, 

'feiiu interesting Sunday-school, with good 

'"^«are, and kei>t up tlironghont the Wint^, 

, j], we regard as being a most favorable in- 

,1 prosper. 

!!*■ 
[rat: 



that the truth is still loved, and 
At this place we h.-id thri 



with g'lO'l attendance, and very good in- 
iiud felt when we left that we had 
our meetings too soon. One made aji- 
[jjaliuiilor uienibership, and others, no doubt, 
jidliuve doue so, had we staid longer; but 
jt Kord had goue ;ihead, and we had to go. 
fetni't that others will go soon endeavoring 
bnild up the cause at this place, 
ffe ^taid with brother Moser, whose health is 
Jlqaite poor, but is thought to be improving. 
bis home we drove west eighteen miles, 
Clemiont county. This was the coldest ride 
jbsTM-ver bad; nor do wo desire anymore 
^l We hwl to face the wind all day, and that 
oirith the mercury several degrees below zero; 
,t ffe c;uiie through all right. At night got 
broth-T iVingles, where we remained; and 
there sent word to the church, that w« 
id come. 

On Kriday, the 3rd, and with the mercury 
inp from 20^ to 28" below zero, we came 
liie church at 

eXONK I.If'K. 

H*re is another body of Brethren, who are 

,lsobit,'hly favored as they might be, and as 

jbould be. There is none other near 

I. and they also feel that they are ncglect- 

Tbey have now two ministers, and some 

111 Djemljers. They, like most others, feel 

itlhey are neglected, but still they have one 

sbleisiiig, and that is, they all seem to be 

wace with themselves. 

it this place we had, with one exception, 
twice a day until Febrnary the lOih, 
(n the writer drove to Green county. ]3roth- 
fiidenoiir however remained, and preached 
more, and closed on Sunday night, 
Ibthivc applicants, and ethers almost per 
M: bciRc as before, the meeting had to 
it should have gone on, for the ap- 
aliopisfor meniber.ship were made at the 
meeting, and the feeling amongst all class- 
•ismchasit had not been before. But 
iitrfiiig had to close, and on Mond.iy brotli- 
iimw came to Green county. We then 
« llito.igh to Salem church, of the Disci- 
mi there met brother \i. F. Darst, from 
Imer Creek church. The meeting here 
«»t large, but it was thought to be becau.sc 
™pp(i.<cd ca.se of sraall-pox iu the iieigh- 
;•«!. The se.vton of this church is one. 
'llo;er,s, a native of Bedford county, Pa. 
'Ws pleasant family wo staid till Satur- 
■i^ll, when we, with friend Rogers, went 
« f« Sugar Creek church, used by the 
stans.iNewlights), at which phco w^^ met 
'Hisou, Mr. Uush, of Dayton, Ohio; at 
«iquest We spoke to thia very attentive 
'•■"pontile thought tli.it God not only 
Wonr norahlp, butcalls for itto be 
»"!htway. John 4:24. 
•» tliis place we went to the home of one, 
i>«, and there lodged. They had never be- 
^ any of oijj. people^ fltlj ^ygfg ,.gj.y ,^,jj-_ 
" itarii of our faith .and practice. These, 
'■ny, others that, wc meet, seem very 
PfMaliified with the manysyatcnis of re- 
;Md they all lament the fact, that there 
Wtli of the world iu all the churches, 
, j"* e*|iecially the fact that the little 
^« " preached must cost so mucli. 
' "^ 01 li :vc. a great demand now for a 
"'Of preaching, :,nd that too with 
I^.ttou can he under the present system. 
^ 'r business, the best w.iges are paid 

«in ti! "'" ''"' "■'"''' ""'' *'"•■ "'°'' "*' 
">'. those who get. most, or require 
•'iieral rule, do the lea-st work. 



e given 



A more kind " farewell,"' we have never 
heart), than was given us as we left this pleas- 
ant home. 

From this place we went north, and by 10 
A M.,on the 12ih. we hail reachea the Breth- 
ren's church, at 

71MMEBMA.V, 
Here we spoke on Sunday and Sunday night. 
Brother Janies came on Monday noon. Here 
we remained for two weeks. Had preaching 
twice each day, with a few eiceptions; and 
mostly large and attentive audiences. 

We visited elder Moses Shoiip, now iu his 
•eight.vsiilh ye,ar: and found this old father, a 
fioueer iu the State and church, to he in better 
health, than for months past, and feels much 
interest in the iinal success of the Word. Were 
also to the' house of brother Daniel Sboup, 
when it was thought that his family of twelve 
children, and as yet unbroken, must give up 
one of their number. The disease was diph- 
theria, and very bad, but it is now thought that 
the little daughter will recover. We also visit- 
ed the school of brother William Shoup. and 
as well that of a Miss DarsI, and find in both, 
every faculty tor making the tender plant both, 
wise and good. These teachers seem to priie 
their calling, and both seem well qualified to 
fill it. 

We left the meeting on Suudav the 28, and 
cams over to Lower Miami, elder George Hol- 
ler's charge, and brother James staid at Zim- 
merman till Monday, 27lh, when the meeting 
closed, with thirteen additions and three ap- 
plicants. May the Lord's blessing attend this 
body of believers, anil a.s well all others who 
love the name of Jesus. Landon West. 



From Brother Hope. 

J/. .¥. KsAe/imn,. Belmcd Byothei-: — 

WILL you receive some hints from your old 
Danish friend, and heed them ':■ 
1. As a work in the press, use your pen on- 
ly as a recreation. 2. Leave the Sunday-school 
in the hands of others. Do not imitate God 
in being every-where; and do not the work 
that others should do for their own good. As 
a rule, be in your hed at ten o'clock, and rise 
not before five. 3. Let your usefulness be 
known by preparing aud fitting and pushing 
others into work, who shall come after you, 
hut who, too often, are crowded out, and even 
forbidden to come forward, that others may see 
their own name as a seal to everything. 4. Be 
ever so eager on this noiut, that you spare none, 
not even old sisters, but get them to work in 
the vineyard. If the work be divided in each 
church as it ought to be, none will have it too 
hard and none will be idle. 5. Beraeinber you 
are called ou to work as a minister until all 
come to the unity in faith, and to a ripe old 
aj/e, and tbe fullness of Christ. If you do this, 
and that is the only Gospel order, then you 
will have many helpers, aud get time to rest 
and live long, and never fall into the snare, to 
let the devil cheat you out of j our life, by 
working youraelfinto an untimely grave. 6. Let 
Vour oSice work be as short and as little as 
possible. Let the Brethren be at work a.s much 
as possible. The paper will be more edifj iiig 
aud answer better to its name. 7. Better uo 
editorials at all than one run out in haste. Bet- 
ter have yonr readers look disappointed for an 
editorial, thau have them carelessly pass it by, 
because they get tired of the never-failing 
mannas. 

Tf you have room, dear brother for all these 
rules, you will get a little time to rest now and 
then. If you have only room for some, then 
take freely, and use what you can; but plea.se 
look at them on ail sides before you turn them 
out. You know they come from one who loves 
you a little, if not much. Finally, remember 
I have no fault to find, only at a glance have 
seen uo need to kill j'oursell, if you take care, 
aud use piudence. Lot the Brethren do the 
main work in your papers, that your editorials 
may be as salt giains in the whole mass. Use 
brevity iu word aud in work. ■ 

If you will tdopt the-e rules you will feel 
somewhat better, aud live longer. You have oft- 
en wrote similarly to me, and wrote so in the 
paper. Please, physician, take your own pills 
and you will be cured. 

Meetings in town are more and more attend- 
ed, and incre:ised in interest. Hope some good 
may coine from them. Two have applied to be 
baptized, aud Eskildseu has gone to see and 
baptize one if she is r^ady. 
Iljorriny, Jin. 18, 1879. 



ren s papers. They are all doing a noble work 
and I hope there will ,1,11 be a greater ellort 
than has yet been mode, for we see that in 
every country where we gel our paper, circu- 
lated, that the result is good. Seeing this, 1 
am induced to work for the Brethren's papers 
in every section I visit, hence there are many 
names sent in by others that do not come on 
our list. 1 hope all the Brethren will work in 
this way, and thereby we will get a wider circu- 
lation for our papers, and if we can't get those 
who don't belong to us, to subscribe, just hand 
tbera your papers, and you will in that way, 
preach some telling sermons, sowuig some 
seed that will after while bring forth much 
good fruit. May the Lord continue to bless 
our dear editors in their great and noble enter- 
prise. But while I am thinking over the good 
that IS, aud can be done by preaching and send- 
ing ohr papers and tracts out, it does appear 
to me that our elTorls are confined too much 
in one direction, that is north and north-west, 
and the south too much neglected. Why is 
this? The cry is, " go west." Yea, the cry 
comes hurling back, "come west," aud why',' 
" Here you can get great gain." I do not see 
any wrong in this, but why is there so little 
said about going South '!• It is not because the 
people in the South are not as ]ireciou8 in the 
sight ot the Lord as any where else, no, the 
blessed Lord shed as much blood for them as 
tor any other people: and for them He says, "go 
ye," and now who will go? There are States 
having no preacher of . the Brethren. The 
dear Brethren of the South are doing all they 
cau. I know their zeal for the cause, for that 
IS my native home. They have too much to 
do; they need help; the territory is too large 
lor them to cultivate. Now who will go to 
some place down there, where there are nr 
Brethren, aid help to spread the Gospel farth. 
er Sontlri* I feel confident that there are many 
places where much good could be done, if some 
Brethren would settle there, and preaeli tbe 
Gospel as taught and practiced by our people. 
Oh, I think so much about it, that if 1 were 
able to go, and bad means to sustain my family 
I would go aud spend the remainder of ni\ 
days in preaching the Gospel of our blessed 
Lord to those people. But I am poor, and 
cannot do as I would wish in this respect. 
Should I ever be blessed with the means to en- 
able me to preach the Gospel where it has not 
yet beeu preached, 1 certainly would go South, 
May the Lord speed on the time that large 
churches may he planted all over the Southern 
States, is my earnest prayer. 

Isaac Bii.rmnEu 
Jidm Hills, Itid.. I'rb. I'l. m;i. 



all been sowing the good aeed broadcast among 
and It IS springing forth, as there is quite a 
niimlier soon to be engrafted into to IhU branch 
of the \ me, and others, 1 „m convinced, are 
diggng deep for the hidden treiMurea of the 
■ospel, which, when found, we hope will cause 

em to titrn their eyes upon Calvary, and b». 

■Id a crucified Uedeenier. Elder Jame. L 

«itzer and brother Lawrence Garraan, an 
still working for the cause of Christ, and we 
hope to see rich cluster, of fruit growing out 
of their labors. We have had several pemons 

im other branches engrafted into this. Tbej 
aeera to be doing fine; and we hope the wind, 
and storms of sin may never l<air them looM 
that they aa well as the rest of thia little con- 
gregati.n, may prove faithful, is the earne«t 
pi-ayer of your humble biother in Christ. 

D. R. Co.NLEl, 

trb. 7, JV7.'). 

Burned to Death, 

BUIINEI) to death on Chrialma,' day, little 
Cora Hunter, aged nearly six years. Juil 
atier roturning from a viait to grandfather and 
grandmother, little Cora was taning care of 
her two younger brothers in the house, while 
her mother was doing the evening milking, ■ 
few paces from the door. Suddenly the door 
opened, and Cora ran out into the wind with 
her clothes all ablaze, crying, "(), mamma! 
mamma! 1 am burning." The strong wind 
made the blaze burn fiercer, and her mother 
m trying to put out the fire, came very new 
burning herself. All the clothes were burned 
ofif of the child in tlireo minutes. She wu 
then carried into the house, and after midnight, 
breathed her last. What seems remarkable, is 
that alter the first fierce heat she did not ap- 
pear to sulfer much iiaiii, aud passed quietly 
and peacefully away. 

Brother liiuman preached the funeral ser- 
mon on the 27th, from Solomon's language, 
"Boast not thyself of to-morrow." Many 
will remember the strong appeals and telling 
applications he made. We laid little Cora ii 
the grave, and turned audly away, thinking of 
her lust agonizing and prophetic cry, "0 mam- 
ma! mamma! I am burning." 

.1ami:s L. SwiTZER. 



0^ 



Why Not Go South? 

KKKL ^liid to see thfi spirit that is 
Ttrflfiren for the speeding of tlip 

by sriu!iitg hiissioiiaries, tr.iCt!<, nod tliP 



in tlie 
Gnspel 
llreth- 



From Sandy Church, Ohio. 

Dear Brethren: — 

URseritM of meetings began ttt the Frve- 
burg nioetiug-iiouso, on the? 2Tth of Jnn 
niiry,iiud continued until (he evenini^ of tlit 
Ist of Kt^bruaiy. BrotI.er Silas Hoover, of Soiu- 
ei'Het, P>mnsylviiiiia, wa^ with m, and (abordj 
earnestly for the salvation of soula. I am sorry 
tnsny there were uo acliHtions to thcchurch 
at thia place, although there was q goud inter- 
est manifested in attendance and in giving at- 
tention to the word preached. Wo hope the 
setd town may bring forth frnit, some thirty, 
some sixty, and some a hundred fold, m due 
time. 

From here the meetings were ninved to the 
Iteiiding meeting house, on the ewniiig of the 
1st, where brother Hoover, aceonipHuied by 
others, labored earnestly in the Ma^ler'f cause, 
pointing dinners to the Lamb of God^ und 
warning them to lite from tlie wrath (o csme. 
Here we were made to rejoice iu seeing eight 
pn'ciourt soub leave the ranks of Satan, and 
come out on the Lord's pide. They liaTfe en- 
li^i'd undi.T t-ho bloiul-htaiiied banner of King 
Inmiuicl, to go forth as soldiers of llie croas, 
and to fight the battles of the Lord. 

Brethren, here we can see the benefit of Sun- 
day-school, and are trying to obey Christ, when i 
He says, "l'\fd my lambs." 

Onr meotirips elo.«*d on the evening of thy 
9th. Brother Hoover hade \i» farewell, aud 
started for his home in Pennsylvania. May 
the good Lord bless him, and crown his ofitortt*, 
is our prayed. \ ' \ .■ d_ g Bt;8u. 



From JcweU Co., Kansas, 

1111 K White Itock congregation, 1 believe i>t 
in a proipepoa? c Midition. Although a 
col I Winter, we find love and zeal will cause it 
to bud aud bring forth Iruit at ail eoasona of 
the year. It has leen well nourished and 
waimedtliis Winter witli Gospel truths, by 
able and talented ,brgthren. Bretliren Lemuel 
llill.ry. WiilMin ll,.wmuri and S. |{ i^liur, have 



A Minister Wanted. 

WILL you p!ea»o ntate in tlu' nuKinnK.v at 
W oiiK, that we lire in need of a minis- 
ter. Brother Jonathan Swih;irl, who has been 
our minister, hftsgone to hldiani^ and left U9 
without aaheplierd. and I fear his flock will 
donbtle.H.s more or lews go astray. This is a 
good farming counti-y; food for JVuit, and a 
good railroad point. I ho|)e tliat this may 
come to the eyes of tome minihter wlio wiW 
come and preach Tor us. Our church is rather 
small, but there is ii ehance fyi* an increase. 

Comnninications frum any minister will re- 
ceive prompt attention. Gkohok Dalk. 

Churilon, Lucas Co., Iowa. 



A Visit among the Churches of 
Upper East Tennessee. 



A^ 



/Mir Drcihrcn: — 

S ( had a plcunant and |)rofitahle visit 
among the Rrethren of Upi»er Hu&t Ten- 
ucrtsijo, 1 hope a little accouut of it with a few 
olM.rv;itions may he- of Home interest tp the 
read. IS in ffoneral.aad at we are glad to have 
people move among us frum the Norfh aud 
E;wt, Ihope alittle defccriptiou by the way of 
the hill country, will not be amiss. East Ten- 
nessee is a valley of valleys, lying between the 
CiiniberlBndMfinntaintt, on the West, and the 
Allegbaniea on the IJant. It is all divided into 
long Mnd uarraw valleys between low ridges, 
running in thu same general directions with 
the monutain^. 

Besides its productivenss in coal, iron and 
many other useful minerals, it presents a great 
variety of soil. Though much of it is well worn 
by the syHtomlcM farming of slavery times. It 
lun some very good and productive lands, aud 
L ptople wiio are kind luid hospitable, and 
how a steady tendeucy tonioreprogre*3Jveue»8 
than there was found here in days goue by. 

Frora'this place (eleven miles west of Kqoz- 
ville), wi'have almoU a straight road up through 
Beaver Creek and Riclitund valleys to Meadow 
Branch churc'i. a di!!itance of fifty-four mites, 
and from there twenty-tliree miles to Cedar 
Grove. , , 

The chun:h at Meadow Branch had not been 
very prosperous for some tiiiie. Its minister 
and some of its~tflomberfl"had moved away sev- 
urnl years ago, and being a ueiT' church, and 
alone without a n)iui(.t.er.uud too far from other 
liiiti Ins t') iccvlve uiuib help, joon bi-gan to 



deolin., mi .•.rlnn, r.-.r.i.~in tl.- .■..Bhb..,l.ood 
«k«l of w.p,n8«..'. ■•«.»' ':'""""''"' 
chu«:h." But the Brethren, not l»u.|! q" ^ 
««lv lobe wiped out, »»d l,.>-.njyet .l.tllH 
,tr,nKth,.ndl>»vmgke,>t HI. »ord and »» 
denied Hi, n»me, went to work »nd bo 
. ,„ee.i„B-hou«. 1-t Kail the Urelhre,, .e.^t 
.nd held a series of meeling. there, f" /■°"' 
revWed thera, and cnnlirmed Ihem .n the.r fa.th. 
and fifteen we,^ add-l to their m.mher. Ihe 
member, ofthi, ehnr.h live mo«tly among the 
hilU and knob,. Some of the». h.ll« «"• 'I ■ L- 
rich to the top, while r,l,her, are th.n and -lat,. 

After meeting »ith the Hrethren here tour 
day, and thrc-e nisht., 1 took my journey up 
the country, accompanied by brelhre,, Bartly 
Harri, and .Jacob I.enherg, the l«tU-r bemu a 
mini.ler in lhe,eeo„d degree »inc* la<t<ktoK,r. 

On the night of the Ulth we preached 1^) a 
goodly congr..gati..n, at the hou.e of brotner 
Sanmel Welte, in the louud. ol the Oe<lar 
arovo church. Thin eul^cojigregalion w«» 
alio built uji »inc<- the clo«' yl the war. 

On the night of the l.'.th, we .layed with a 
fkniily in which the mother i« the only mem- 
ber of the church, while her hu.Uud, though 
kind and hospilahl.., i« n..t quite farvorable o 

the .trict diKipiin d doctrine, ol the church. 

Here the family i« growink- up, the ul(le« 
daughter about grown, and 1 think about rea.ly 
to .ido with her mother, on who«e brow are 
trace« of Borrow and Hlriiggl™ that can be le-t- 
l«r iniagincJ than de-cribed. May the hord 
.irengllien and ,u-tain her, that by » 'Uaele 
walk, »he may win Iho.e to the crom ol thrwl, 
who iiro cndeariil to her by the Ktrouge.l tie. 
of nature. May .In- reali». in the luton- the 
full fruition of l'.alm. la«: <1, -Jle that goet . 
forth and wwprdh. bearing prociou. «eod, "hull 
doubtlcM come again with rejoioiug, bringing 
bin hheaven with him." 

Krom broUlor W.-lb« we went to Cedar Hrove, 
wliero we aUyed lour ilayi. and nights, and had 
eight meeting,. Here, ii« at the other iilace,. 
wo met warm heart., and liaiiil,. Among them, 
uyoungei.lt'r, ,.'eui.iiK ,li"iig iu the liulb "ud 
only twelve year, old, having joined the church 
over a .Ve«r ago. There are irUier pie.iou, 
nheave, there, which 1 think are nliuct ready 
to bo gathered. Thi, elinrch eltend, over a 
large territorjs and they have a nnmber ol iiiiii- 
intei-ing lirethwn, throe of whom are yet joiing 
in the niini,trv. 

On the 21«t we went to While Horii.,ii(leeii 
miloH lonth of <^«lar Orove, and liilloeil miles 
eaat of Meadow Uraneli. liretliren Thomas 
Bevry and I'orrj- Heekner lire the ministers. 
Ili'ro we hail throe nii'eting,, ami got jm,l well 
enough aoiuuiuled with the brethren and •is- 
tcr, to ho sorry lo leave, but the lime was set 
when I would ti-)' to be at Inmio, and I began to 
feel that, " be it ever so humble, there's no 
place like home.*' 

What I yet wi«h to say for llio church at 
White Horn, is that the sister,, young and old, 
were not ashamed to tiilce off their boiniets in 
the house of Hod. May the Lord hie,, thoin 
for it. C. K. Dnwil.KU. 

llMirr ItUUje, Trm., f'k 11, 1H19. 

From Fillmore County, NebrMia. 

tirnr Ihrlhirii: — 

ON Monday evening, .lanury U7t.h, elder 
Henry lirubiiker ami brother Uriah Sliiek, 
of Beatrice, commenced a series of iim-lings 
three mile, iiorlti-west of this place. The 
imietiug, continued until ifunday evening, Feb- 
ruary 2nd. The Wonl wai) preached with wich 
couvinciug power that four aoul, were convinc- 
ed uf the duly they owe to their Lord and 
Master, and solemn iiiipressiodis were iiiiule u(*- 
on otiiei-s. If the brothren could have remain- 
ed with us a while longer otlbei-a would have 
enlisted under the banner of Kii;g Emanuel. 

We felt Borry and lost when the two dear 
brethren and si,ter who wiw witJi them, left 
UB, but we will put our trust in the Lord, and 
live in hope, that some dear iiiiiiist«*riiig broth- 
er will come over and help us to labor in the 
Master's Vineyard. 

I will say to readers of your paper, that this 
in a good country, and I am not afraid to advise 
Brethren to locate here. There are now sixteen 
members here, earnestly praying for u minister 
to settle among them. 1 will gladly give any 
information desired concerning the country, to 
any one that wislies to address me at the above 
named idaoe. John J. Joiiuix. 

K^eltr,Xeb.,Ftb.G, 1S7!). 

From Nettle Creek Church, Indiana. 

Dear liivthreii: — 

BKOTHEl; William fleeter came to L..cu6t 
Grove, Nettle Creek church, on the 37th 
of December, and held forth the doutrijit for 



nine or ten days. The immediaV result' wa'. 
three addition.. Many deep, and we hope, 
laating impr<!««ion« were made; some of which 
are likely to bear fruit in the immediate future. 

Hrother UreUfr u a j»»lous defender of the 
Truth, and has his heart in the work; and as 
he intend, devoting all hi, time to preaching, 
the Brethren would do well to keej, hira in Ine 
Sold. Give willing haniU a chance to work. 

Nettle Creek church u in a prosperous con- 
dition, numerically, yet much room for spirit- 
ual improvement. It numbers over four hun- 
dred, including eight ministera. 

BUXJAMIK F. WiSSlKB. 

I'tbruary Hlh, ll^'J. 



N.Trll.eni llHtnetof Ind.. In liiiimC 



■nter Piatrict. 

„, „., WLileliead m~"'"«-b°'f '/X I'ii"'' 
.„t ot New Par... KlVhart Co, Ind.. Ma) Ist. 

Fin,.m..nc of «»' .y"e!l'"lt''r/ S .r"*. 



el.urcli. at their mcetlng-hou.si 
Al.rll t»th and l»t!i. 



valley meeting- 



'gnsincsa Bqiartmc 



lit. 



bouse, 
S„rtheni DIstrirt ..( Iowa 



and Mirnesota. in the 



Notice to the Brethren of the Maple 
Grove Colony. 

WK hope all oar membera will wcure their 
certificates of membership before leav- 
ing the church in which they are living, as it 
i, much easier to obtain a letter while pre,<ent 
in person, than U. get one by writing back for 
It, and more .specially if there should be some 
little dlOiculty in the way, which had to be set- 
tled before a letter could lieobtaiiied. We have 
had some experience in mattera of till, kind, and 
we have a case now in this arm of church, 
wherein the membcni failed or neglected to get 
their letter before leaving. There now seems 
to be some difficulty in the way, which will re- 
iiuire considerable writing between the parties 
holore the mntt.T will be i.eltl..d. We there- 
loro advise all ourin.inber, that expect to locale 
with the colony this S|iriiig, or ut any future 
time, to secure their letters before leaving. 
There is a number of families in this neighbor- 
hooil that will start in a few weeks for Norton 
■county, Kan.iu, the location of the colony, and 
will organize a cliruch a, soon as located, or 
they will, rather, take their organi/,ation with 
them. But the majority of the colony mem- 
ber, will not go until .Seplcmlier or October 
next. 

There is a strong iirobability that there will 
ben railroiui through the colony in less than 
twelve months. We insist, therefore, on all 
that want claim, in that locality, logo iminedi- 
ately and secure Ibem without delay. Our 
agent, .1. it. Hamilton, writes under date of 
.Ian, finth, that emigration had already began 
to How into that |i»rl of the country. We 
have now belonging to the colony, enonsih to 
give u, about seventy-five church members, 
miuiy of tliese have already secured their claims, 
and others will go soon to secure theirs. 

N. C. WoliKii.ix. 



r;^=ro„;,m3o„.h;:,tmUe^.h;. 
Waterloo, in Black Hawk county, la., Mann .m- 

r^l-The Di,lrict Meeting of ^ortl-J™ f ""j 
.asandSonthern Nebraska will be held Apnl 

7th, at Burr Oak, .Jewell co,inty Kan^a^^ 

Th.»- coming by rail over the B »• «., wdl 

come to lied Cloud, Nebraska, f ease in.o^ 

hrother W,gner, at lied Cloud, and the wnter 

at Salem, Kansas. Please infora. us in time, 

and you will be met at the depot. 

•lAMEf- M-. DAII.B"' 



n'. c. 



ami VlntIirator,plen*e cop^)- 



C«n»at Id "pirti, mning Ui» i, 

Hi>ircy LMT. 

iff ta ^wt »»•' •!•'« tn ■ 'Wlel »1iIuth f^- 
y Orten or Drnfl*. "t Iw.r Uurn n-,^' 

W«ni(.'»Mn>""><'"o.i<.t..o* dollAT. [.' ,' , 
UrlK* ■€■ pnbllJi. foim •.■»k ti »»1,»|,,.' 

En.m»J Btjtcl' 1-'' ^'"■■"'•**'"'-'" * « B^'^-r 1', , 
.bu" Ui S Doan" 39 U"7 * t*».ly 4 ui. ^ i,„ 
Ill.fBM) WBTooniSW .8 Sfbulti •■ 00 E B bu.,.' 
CDi^ll/OOr. J„ Wortm..! H «t .t«-ob l«^ i y, j 
IW V B««lil»r S eu Wm T Prtwi 50.,n„tj r i" 
ninkiUI IV-d SwinnWj&n. O J SbU-lj Is iv, ' 
K.il(ila4 W AM.wre4(»,.AMotk 2 SO .11 C M, 
bwllngT BO . Daokl Stuoip 10. .SamuH M»1ling.r ., 
T3 .1 KHulrjalS KBral.li«3»), AFloral V. ; 
KMIlt S Hv-uiU.« SO. .J n i'«i*in 50. .A J niton i n) , 
nitf"e-Dii>l«OO..S«iuel Rerf 12M. J SShrtx.rSM j, ' 
Wr TrPlfi 1 31 .Mbij -Mj<T»l SO.,»Biniirl Rjijuo,, '•"■ 

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menibcr of 



STONEK.— Mr, Dimicl Sloncr 'lieJ a' I" 
Union IJri.lge, on the 2Pih IJlt., ag. 
monllis nnd IG -iiiys. Tl.<- dccensed v 
,|.o Brelhron rhurch for slxty.fiye ?«"». ""J ""^ '"^ 
of pli'veD brollier* and sisters. 

ah I'rairie church. Woolcoltavillo.lDd. 



other EU Plank, aged 12 jea", 



H,ANK.- 
4n...nth«»nJ22dr.y«. Funeral SerricoH by Dav.d M. 
Trul.y. N. U.8.UTT. 

FA1>EI.Y.-In the Long IJrnueh congrognlion. Harrison. 
O Mo Foh. 8th. 1870. Surah Ann. infant Jaughiep 
of'rrici. l.)"'--"bm..lM«lPrS«i»i.aFo.i..|y, aged I year 
i luonlh* und 22 d»y». FuniTol by IViUiam U- Sell. 



In Sugnr Crcok churoh, 'Allen couuiy. Ohio, 
n. (Itiughior of hrother Solomon 
1 iiionlhB ana 21 daye. Funeral 



HIUIWN 

BJiitor Lytlio Jane lirn 
Miller. oKoJ 21 years. 
Uy ihs Brethren. 

VIM'I-^NT-In the nooii 
(ind Hollic VincenI, 



Lg.-d 



rcU. infftnt sou of William 
■ inocihii, 

Danikl IJuowKP. 



POOH FUHD. 



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■low «• ni^koi'wloiliip Tnm 

r scndliig 111" BURT1I11E> «i " "KK ii< TOOK nr. 

lo i«j ftif il" paP"""' THw'ttfn.llnKmoriiijrtoni,!.. ,. 

,i«w. .loio di.ii'"Hy "i"' I' I* '"' '';« ''«"■ Fi'*!', vw;, ,,1,, , 

od 10 hn« »"tj "*!" "h" («'• ••'''. "> "nlUliui, .a,,., ': 
fiinil, tl.-l »<<• l<«tft" "t "»>"'!')»>"' U'-nil'tn ni«jr b, n,»,i. .f 

wl»l"e "J" l"i""-'""^ "*"■"'■'*''''' ""'*"'« ""■ S<ni tini 
helping l'»n''. *>"J '*'> 8™^ *" "'" >**"■ 
L Berk"/. Ulnrk Htiwk Co , I" 
A B,MIIIW.EIIil>MtCo..Iiiil 

Sb.'rumD.Ulilu 

,T. llui.iWrl.Siiiumil C", 0- 

I'n'U'unlj r(i[">rted 

ToMl to JM« : 

rAPEnsaKNT to THK POOR.-B*Iow w«VknnWM 
wnnk (f wink ilie numlisr ot un»n Miit to poor mnnib.o ,,, 
inllliili 'I'lly) Olid pnld M (mlut tlm kIkxd ntnlt, diuglnt <'<i' 
lu n jear (ft llie V*I*» ; 

B«i^\Vl. - 

C. M n.SUcrmsn, Ot.!c.. 
1'ti.vloiiily nporlml 



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Uupr all uut n«< 
>!• (u du • Rood w 

Wlx'XoxnaiiiKni 



From Joseph I. Cover. 

Jh'itr Hitllnvn: — 

ACCOUDINU to previous arrangeuients by 
Ilie counsel of tlie chiirftli, tt series ot" 
iiioctiiiKM wiis Ijcgiin .Iiui. 25th, ut Kftirview 
luectiun-liouSL', in tlie (n-orgv'H Creek bntiicli, 
Kayettt- county, Pfi., under the cart- of biutliren 
WilliiiHi mid Solomon Buckiilow, Iiutli of S.i- 
Ii'ui cougrpgiition, Picston county, West Vir- 
giuirt. TJiey came in the cause nud service of 
Jcmis. tiiid woi-L' in tlie haxitU of the council 
uud of tbe Holy t^pirit. preacbint; ppatrc aud 
rycouciliiition to tlu- cliiirch and (o dinners, 
spiiriiitf U.0 buiiuiii i-nergy on their jKirt Ut do 
souls good. Five gouls were induced by the 
HtroTig hulAi of the (iospel Truth, and deuioii- 
Bttfttion (tf tiie Hi>irit,to leave the world of tolly, 
tiin anil irioM, iiud like new burn btibes to the 
lowly meek J«iiii«, to come to the cross and be 
baptized into ihe fold of Clirist. thereby show- 
ing fruit into tine lioiiuc-si^, and be obedient tu 
the heavenly cull We tliink we have reasons 
to be thankful I** the Lord for what he is ever 
«willing to do for his eburth and people. 

Many Htrange thiujis Imve been reported of 
tills branch since tlw? bibori* of the committee 
of the A. M., but truth in stronger tlnm fiction, 
and must prevail. So dear Brethren, opposers 
to the church of the liiiug l.iod will have to 
bear their own reward. 

AV(f iJeneva, I'a.y Feb. J4y lf<7if. 



WFNDT — U miron Co., Uhio. ftibruary Gth. \SV.<. Cla- 
rn yUM. diiughtcr of Frederick and sister Wrodt, aged 
Bywrs 4 inonlhs and 27 days. FHiteral services i" 
Iho Moihodist church in Now tlitvMi.hy the wriier. 
Qeobob W, Elliot. 

SNOWlJICltOEB.— Noiir Waynf-s-boro, Pa.. Doc. l^ih. sis- 
tor Mary Snowhergor, aged Bii years, 7 months and 4 
dnjt. 

She was a member of Ihe Brethren church foi' fighly 
years. Hor w.ilk and ui righlnca^ of lifo cones- 
[Kiuded Willi the p rofcsMon she made. Her kitid and 
chnritablc heart always roioeiuborcd the saying of Jesus. 
'■The poor JC have ulwajs wilh you." Ye! the poor 
never weutuway hungry or Qold. Mnny brclhron and 
sisters •harcil her hospitality. SUc survived her hus- 
band Ihiriy-lhrce years. Shehudlwelvo ohUarou. Hor 
oldest sou is in hi« »eveniy-eighih year. She has scon 
her dMCondiinta down to the fiflh generation, having 
two graud-aftughtcra that have grand -children. Her fu- 
noml sermon wiia preached l>y the writer and Jnbo)j Sni- 
der, to a ve-y large audience of relatives nnd rriends. 



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J. SI. Rldiniuiir. Boiituii 
John W»li«, 8t.-i*c>ii*i 
P(i>Yioo*ly miiotceJ . . . 



ToIbI lodnle 

PAPEK3 SEST TO OUTSIDKIIS,— Tb» billovln); n. 
plaCHl oil our Hat, and pnld lotuut of Uip aUtla fUuU, 

,l.e,B..«ri.*n. Black Hi>"kC, H 

,1. W. Wlolrod■^ LmhII" t'li '" 
J. 3 K'lniljt, Cliiiln" Co.. '' ' 
I'roviiiiisly ri'iw(l*id 

Toliil lodiiW 

Forwiinl ui tli« naioM of tbouc only who will mit' 
and do not lorgvl (o domito •nmvUlliis to tl>« tnni. 



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KoTitiH of LoTC-featits. Districl Moetiogs, elc.. should 

be brief, &n<l wriiten on paper sepM«te 
from other business. 



mBTRICT UBHTISOS. 
North-western District of Ohio, at H»gl» Creek 

church. lUncock Co., 0., Kay Mtfa, ut 10 A. M. 
Soutliern hill, in the Stony Creek DUtrlct. three 

mlle» KA-nt of X.jble«villo. April 9tb, ibl9. 
Soutbum lowit, at Mt. Ktna, Adnw C«.. Iowa. 

AprU Itb. 1870. 



K. Old 

UKY.— In the Cednr I.ako chnrch, Dcknlb Co.. Ind,, Jan. 
{Jliit. of typhoid pneumonia, brother Johu Ury, Agt-d 
60 yeni-8, "months uud 25 days, ^o leaves a deav 
compimion, a Bister, and six children to mourn Iheir 
loss. 

r.\UNKL.— In the same churoh and on the eanie day. nnd 

fiituio diicime, brother John Pnrncl, aged &2yoiU'ti, S 

months and 'H days. 

lie leiives n dearwifc and seven children lo mourn 

theif loM. The rimcinl ofthesetwo brethren was preach- 

«>.l ■( one time nt the snme house, by the ivriter. 

Jebxhiaii Gump. 

P, C, please copy. 

EMMKIIT.— In the Arnold's Grove dislrict, Carroll Co., 
III., of dropsy of the heart, brother George Emmerl, 
age.! 70 years and '2 days. 

Tlie deceiise