Christian herald. (Portland ;) 1882-18??, January 26, 1883, Image 6

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I preached two sermons on Sun­
day to good audiences. All my
hpm wpr,. addressed to
the .brethren whom I found, to
some extent, in the condition of the
Laodiceans (Rev. 3 : 15, 16,) and I
was sure, to waken up, and warm
up the church, was the thing most
Christmas week in Memphis was
Very quiet; less of drunkenness
and dissipation than are usually
seen in' the more northern cities
which I have visited. I accepted
—invitations to dine with the breth-
-riweenry, of Ken
ren, and so far as feeding and social
tucky, whom they have engaged to
entertainment were concerned I
preach for them, will be with them
spent the time most pleasantly. I
next Lord’s day.
visited also many of the leading in­
Love to all the brethren, which
dustries and important places alreut
is my greeting in every letter.
the city. The library of the I. O.
O. F. is centrally located, and is a
M emphis , T enn .,
favorite resort for the literati. The
Jan. 2, 1883.
transfer boat receives, on a double
The Christmas holidays and the
track laid on deck, a train of four­
teen cars, and in a few minutes de fat living of New Year’s are, I
livers them on the track on tW op­ tryst, sufficient excuses for tardy
posite bank of the Mississippi river.. correspondence. I am now waiting
The oil mills in which are decorti for the steamer down from Cairo,
cated, ground and pressed hundreds to make a trip to the swamps of
7 from' .. ■ Arkansas.where I am to dedicate a
of tons öl <
which are extracted many tarreTs new church and contirtUe" a greet­
of oil of admirable , flavor and ing for a week or. ten days. The
which is coming rapidly into favor trip came alxmt in this wise: A
as a substitute in cookery for lard friend of my -son Albert, a Miss
and olive oil. These seeds, which .Eliza Watkins, a maiden lady past
until recently were a nuisance, are the meridan of life, with whom he
now worth ten or twelve cents a became acquainted in his school­
bushel. These mills are increasing days at Lexington, Ky., invited me
very rapidly in the cotton States while attending the Missionary
and are adding largely to the wealth Convention, to tea; and in the
of the South. The new wharf and course of the evening she related
elevator recently built is the only the history of her efforts at church
feature about the city that reminds building in Arkansas. Miss Wat­
one of the prudence and lalior- kins is an Episcopalian ; but find­
saving economy of the North. They ing the members of the Christian
have hail hitherto only the open church most numerous in the
landing or levee, as it is called, vicinity, she was cooperating with
using canvass or tarpoling to pro­ them in this enterprise. She asked
tect goods from rain. There are me for a promise, that if I should,
yet thousands of feet in front of in my meanderings, pass near that
the principal streets where all kinds locality, I would call and preach a
of goods are piled on the open few days. Soon after I reached
pavement, protected by canvass Memphis, I received a note from
thrown loosely over, and guarded her saying their new house would
by persons employed for that pur­ l>e completed by the 1st of Janu­
pose. It is to be presumed and ary, and requesting me to fulfill my
hoped that the spirit of progress promise, Uy holding a meeting.
will ultimately do away with this Lakeport, the village to which I am
negligent method ami replace it liound is on the Mississippi river,
with the more convenient systems three hundred miles below here. I
of the North.
Even Portland, shall report results in due time.
My labors at Paris, Tenn., so far
Oregon, is, in these matters, far in
advance of Cincinnati, Louisville, or as the outside world is concerned,
Memphis. I find the negroes here were not a success. A dead church
in better condition, and apparently to work over is a barrier which
better cared for than those in Mis­ completely obstructs the flow of
souri or Kentucky. They have the Gospel to the world. This was
""several churcH^s/witli go<5d “btllld- oneea-streng church, minwtored to
ings and large congregations. The by the Kendricks,Tanning, Creath
colored man belongs peculiarly to and others. But llie desolation of
the South, and it is hardly possible war, and the removal of many
that he can attain any desirable its prominent members to other
degree of excellence in any other localities have so reduced its num­
bers and wealth that they have not
been able to employ a regular
preacher for some years. They
have there some noble spirits,
ainon^t ■
preachers who are doing valuable
work in the country. Bro. Dunbar
itf a young man of much promise, a
student of Bro. McGarvey in the
Kentucky University; but he ex-
■Ikitkuinpy fho full force of the say­
ing, “ that a prophet is not without
honor except in his own country
and amongst his own people.” His
talents and attainments are not ap­
preciated. He ought, by all means,
to seek a locality in which his
labors would lie valued higher and
better paid. Bro. J. T. Coulter is a
merchant preacher of much zeal,
ami, notably, a good man.
I left Paris Wednesday lief ore
Christmasand cameto Memphis
unannounced. I arrived in the
evening and hasted to the prayer
meeting, in which, after introducing
myself I
received me most cordially and re­
quested an appointment «for Sun­
day, which I made. It was. not
deemed prudent to make appoint­
ments for the intervening evenings
On Lord’s day, jnorijing, after Sun­
day-school, a good audience as­
sembled, to whom I spoke of the
love of God from 1 John 3: 1.
Nearly the same audience assembled
in the evening, to whoiu I spoke of
the new creature. (2 Cor. b : 17).
I was anxious to continue the
meeting through the holidays, but
the elders thought it better to let
fun and frolic rule 4bc time. They
pressed me to remain over, how­
ever, and preach for them the next
Sunday, which I consented to <lo.
The incidents of the holidays
* and
other matters we reserve for an­
other letter.
Your brother in Christ,
T. F. C ampbell .
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Report from Bro. Propst.
A lbany , O r , Jan. 16, 1883.
Bro. J. F. Floyd:
Our County Cooperation meet­
ing closed on last Friday. We had
a very interesting meeting taking
all things into consideration. Sev­
eral questions of importance were
pretty thoroughly canvassed which
will Ire reported to the H erald in
due time. Bro. Doty stayed un­
til after .Lord’s .day and preached
New England Letters.
C ambridge , M ass ..
Dear Friends at Home :
How shall I begin telling of the
charmed life led by our little
Oregon party during the last days
of 1882. The weather has been
glorious, we were all well enomjh
to enjoy everything, and when the
sightseeing for the day was done
there was the bright fire, the home
tea table,’ ami the evening till 11
o’clock for books anti talk and rest­
ful ease that have no part in the
college grind of term time. Prince
has been a mast devoted Servant to
the caprices of Wellesley girls,
going skating with Lou ami Inez,
discussing Le Page’s" Joan of Arc,”
in the Art Musenm with Miss D, a 1
Virginia lady who took Reubena’s j
place, and visiting all manner of |
churches with me while the girls
rectly after dinner, Prince, Inez and
I started on a pedestrian tour out
on the old Lexington road. The
air was so clear ami bracing and
there was so much to look at and
talk about that when we came in
sight of _the old revolutionary
Powder house we could not realize
that we had come three miles from
Cambridge. We knew a little of
the Old Powder house, and from
pictures on a certain kind of pickle
hotties, were familiar with its ap-
pearance. We climlred a stone wall
crossed a meadow ami scaled a
steep rocky hill before reaching the
old brick beehive shaped store­
house, painted white on the out­
side and utterly devoid of all war­
like aspects being given over to
dust and cobwebs and the hundreds
of tourists names cut into the
bricks and upon the crossbeams in­
side. From there it did not look
so very far to a higher eminence
upon which is being erected a new
stone chapel for Tufts College.
Tufts College, a Universalist divini­
ty school comprises four handsome
buildings besides the chapel now
being built, and is most delight­
fully situated near the reservoir of
the Medford water works. Below
us to the left lay the city of Med­
ford with the river Mystic shining
in its frozen beauty out as far a#
three discoui-ses for ns. On Lord*s we could scetowardBosten harbor*
< lay Bro. and Sister Arant put in
their membership with Central
gD“gation. 1____
1 think
much good
was done U..
by having
the meeting
with Central.
.Yours in hope,
Boston and Bunker Hill" were in
front of us, Cambridge and its
sister cities to the right and cities
whose names we <^)uld only guess
behind us peeping out from between
the hills. We returned to Caw-