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is (1) to make money, (2) to ad
vertise the ability anti learning of
it writers^ (3) or to popularize itself
and the cause with an ungodly
world, and with the denominations,
then, I imagine one should not look
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seldom that I see a Disciple. I
have prayed and hoped long that
God would send some successful
preaching brother up into this new
but inviting field to labor.’ Cheney
is a growing, thriving town of a
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brother commencing to preach who
Letter from Bro. Gerking.
was rather a promising speaker,
C enterville , O r ., ’’ ’ L
but his health has so failed that he
Dec 27, 1882.
is not able to do much, either car-
nal or spiritual labor, and he is in
1 have, after a perilous ride
low circumstances, not improve-
<- aid. But if the purpose is toplease two years and a third in age family, consisting of a wife and two cades to The Dalles and over the
bunch grass hill, from thence to
God; and if, in this effort, the Bible Four churches are already
built, 1 children.
is made the real and unvarying but our brethren, from poverty,
We have been rather unfortunate Centerville, have reached home
guide, then may they “ trust in the timidity, or perhaps both, are so too. We came here in ’78, and safe, and feel thankful that through
Lord and do good, ami- verily thou slow to go out and possess the took a claim, but being old and the mercies of the Allwise Creator,
shalt be fed.”
lands. New countries are just .the •weakly, and want of team. made that I am permitted to write you,
..... Only yesterday I read, in a new place in which to go and get a but little improvement; there are TTave missed the good society of
church paper, of a certain confer strong hold. The lines are being but two of us. I am neaily 72 Monmouth very much; and the
ence, or assembly of preachers, or drawnmore sharply in this country years old, and wife about G2; she absence iiom Christian association
daining, and authorizing certain than I ever knew them to be be has had pretty good health lately. a few weeks is sufficient time for
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others; and I was led to think of tive proportions, which I am ’»Si, and consequently are having a society and to realize the great
Charles Wesley’s couplet, viz :
hoping will drive Christians to pretty hard time. We got a little need of Christian worship. I have
— l ist year, perhaps about the value not had the pri viledge of being at A
“ Our John laid hands on de cake,
But who laid bunds on John !"
Allow me to welcome you ami of $75, mostly in trade. We hope meeting but once since 1 left Mon
It Is quite possible for us, while yours to our coast as Christian to so improve our place as to make mouth, except while in the Dalles,
claiming to follow the Bible, to as workers. Maj’ our kind Father it sustain us; but for want of that was Baptist prayer-meeting,
sume authority never given to u^. umko-yuur stay pleasant and pro strength or funds get along very and of th? pooled I ever attended. I
aml to teach ordinaiices, etc., not fitable and enable you to pursue slowly. We feel desirous of beiim do not wonder at so many people
not professing religion when tne
ordered in the Guide Book.
with success the great work which able to live and assist others.
Some men—whether for lack of Bro. Stanley has so nobly extended
1 had some correspondence with principles of Christianity are no
- uuua I umm I or
m Umod—I; 4ettt>w the past year: - 1 wmild" stwnvr -tlo a “tTrottreTiTi
not,’seeni not able to stand squarely without most anything else than Written a work on the Prophecies, Have not seen but few of the
up for that which is unpopular the C hristian H erald .
it; which he can reconcile Geology brethren yet. Bro. Moss is holding
Yours with Christian courtesy,
with men. But some cun, and a
with the Bible; also to correct a meeting at Centeiville. 1 think
noble class are they ! Such were
M rs . J. M erriman .
some errors in Astronomy. I am some of going there to-night, though
the I leginners of this Reformation. [Many thanks, Sister Merriman. not scienced enough to know or tho weather is tolerably cold, but
Such were the apostles and the
Glad to know you appreciate the comprehend it all. I guess he is not severe.
1 will support the cause of the
first Christians A paper that can
H erald , and we hope it may do not able to get it printed, unless
the best I can. I will write
do this is worthy of support, ami
great good for the Master. Who lately.
His address is Richard
-will be supported by the
wttt’drccd tire ■Msnccfoirtancry, Bard, Sugarloaf, Boulder Co., (Jul. ligsmill^iifitrwnTyoui the hum-“"
bers of some land.
gent and God fearing all around.
and go over and help our good
I have desired to learn of the
I remain your brother,
sister ?—E d ]
We used to say : “ Hew to the
lineage of Bio. T. F. Campbell, he
S. I. G erking .
line, if the chips do fly in your
may be kin to us, and I crave his
neighbor’s eyes.” That is his busi Letter from Washington Terri likeness or picture. If I could get
Answer to Question of Bro.
ness. This is ours.
a few names for your paper would Propst of Farmington, W. T.
To do a good (?) work, and to do
P alouse C ity , W. T„
it in God’s way, are not always
Dec. 21, 1882.
Your brother in Christ,
It appeals that this question was
exactly the same. If God has
1 have long desired to express a
put the editor of the H erald , but
J. F. C ampbell .
¡jointed out no way, then “ let every few ideas on things concerning the
as I am not at all satisfied with the
one be fully persuaded in his own church, your paper, our situation,
answer given I desire to offer what
Letter from Bro. Hodges.
mind.” But when the vxiy is and other circumstances.
I accept as the solution of this
pointed out in the Divine Guide,
We have had several organiza
G lencoe , O r ., Dec. 1G, 1882.
seeming contradiction, “ He went
we have no alternative but to fol tions formed north of Snake river Dear Bro. Stanley:
and hanged himself.” -It is known
low it, even if it is over mountains of no very ancient date, yet, I fear,
I have not forgotten my ]u;omise that some of our best scholars and
and on troubled seas. Can we fol the growth in grace is rather slow. to help you in the spread of your commentators render these words,
low the guide, and trust in GpdJ?__ Thia country, being newly settled, excellent paper. The
'Hie only excuses * Strangled ” or “ choked with an
has its common hindrances with I can offer for the long delay are '• guish;” and refer to the case of
C. K endrick .
others in like condition. Many 1st. I have not been permanently Aristobulus, whose very bowels
came here nearly penniless, for this settled. 2nd. The want of means
Letter from Sister Merriman. with some, and other things with I now can offer neither of these were torn in pieces by intolerable
grief thus harmonizing with “He
fell headlong” &c. In preference
' C1LENEY, W. T.,
to this I accept of the statement of
Dec. 17, 1882.
and frequent omissions at the stated You can send me the paper for one Josephus, which is that Judas was
J. F. Floyd:
D ear B ro .,—Please find enclosed times adds to our destitution. The year, from Jan. 1, 1883, also a copy walking on the wall of Jerusalem . <
my subscription for the CHRISTIAN congregation of Disciples here is to some poor brother, and use the ano that either he jumped or fell
H erald for the past year ; I hope smAll and poor; we paid up in full other dollar as you see fit.
from the wall and that in falling he
to send it on for the coming year
caught tin a hook in the wall and
before lohg. Would • be glad to
nut—L-La. ua not —
work for the paper if I could, but Crops failing about half makes it on the noble work. . '»
given the language M the narrator
Your brother in Christ,
our brethren are so few in this, and pifficuft'to raise funds-to employ an
and canuot refer to the book and
0. H. H odges .
adjacent vicinities, that it is very Evangelist. We had a young
section, because my volume is ah-