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About Christian herald. (Portland ;) 1882-18?? | View Entire Issue (June 8, 1883)
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lines of travel to all persons attend
ing the Association.
The proprietors of the hotels and
boarding houses in Salem will
make a liberal reduction to teachers
and others in attendance.
E. B. M c E lroy ,
SATURDAY, 10 O’CLOCK A. M.
Current Religious News.
Meeting called to order, Bro. Cal
The union of the Methodist
lison in the chair, and, after sing Churches of England is being dis
ing, Bro. I. N. Mulkey read a cussed.
chapter arid lead in prayer. Bro. 8.
The honor of being the oldest
Baughman reopened the previous
discussion, followed by Bros. English church in Americans claim
.... ' Sup^of Putrfic imtrircHnrr sWilFsF, Roberts" Mulkey^ Bond, ed by the old 'Friend’s Church in
Callison and Parks. The entire Benton, Ya. ’
discussion, though not an entire
Report from Clear Lake.
unit, was conducted in a friendly, The Pope declines the $650,(M)0
The County Cooperation of the manner, all, doubtless, desiring to income which he might receive
Christian brotherhood met at Clear learn all the truth possible, and to from the Italian Government if he
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Lake, Lane county,. Or., May 11, be profited thereby.
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1883, and was called to order by
The reports from the churches
The Rev. Father Mooney, of
Bro. R. G. Callison, Chairman, who being next in order. (Will omit
read a chapter and, after singing, publication, unless called for here Newburg, N. Y., says that “ New
York is numerically the greatest
was led in prayer by Bro. Wiltse.
-- The minutes of-previrnrs meeting"
Ejection of officers under the new” lAttfrntrc
was read and adopted. Report of constitution was next in order, and
Newman Hall’s church in London
the committee on order of business resulted as follows : President, R.
was read and received. Roll of G. Callison; Secretary, J. W. has 1,071 members. Its thirteen
Sunday-schools have 5,000 children
delegates from the various congre Parks ; Treasurer, Caleb Davis.
gations was called and responded as
Moved and seconded that the and 400 teachers.
chair appoint an executive commit
Christianity has 440,000,000 nom
—Pleasant- Hill—Bros. S. Baugh tee of three. Motion, prevailed,
man, Mulkey and Wiltse; Sisters whereupon the chair appointed inal adherents in the world, while
less than 30,000,000 evangelical
Baughman and Mulkey.
Bros. J. A. Bushnell, of Junction
Eugene City—Bros. Gill, Cal- City, Wm. Churchill, of Eugene Christians are enlisted in mission
Shrdley and -Utty, and-A .44? Pow e l l,- of H e b r on ary enterprises, and they contribute
Churchill; Sisters Callison and (Upper Coast Fork), said com less than twenty-five cents apiece
per annum for foreign missions.
Clear Lake—Bros. A. C. Jen „ Motion that the Secretary be re
An Anti-Opium Prayer Union
nings, J. E. Roberts, I. W. Bond quested io correspond with the
has been formed in Great Britain,
and A. M. Thurman.
churches not here represented, ask ofwhichthe members residing in dif
Trent—Bros. Caleb Davis, G. W. ing them to inform Bro. William
ferent parts covenant to pray at
Guiley and J. W. Parks.
Churchill, of Eugene City, as to least once a week, on Thursdays,
Junction City—Bro. J. A. Bush how much they will give toward
for the overthrow of the appaMing
county Evangelist. and accursed opium trade in China
Mohawk—Bro. J. F. Mulkey.
Hebron (Upper Coast Fork)—
The time and place of holding
Bros. I). R. Harris and A. H. the next quarterly cooperation was
The subject of reunion between
now in order, and the point selected the North and South Presbyterian
Oak Hill—Bro. W. H. Mulkey.
being Hebron (Upper Coast Fork), Church has been a prominent topic
Coast Fork, Liberty, Drain and commencing on Thursday evening of discussion in the recent meetings
Springfield not represented.
before the fourth Lord’s -day in of the Southern Presbyteries. They
On motion, the officers of the July at 6 o’clock p . M. '
have been divided since the war.
Clear Lake church were made a
Subject for di§cussion at said The subject will probably be dis
committee to arrange for the meeting : Resolved that all officers, cussed at the General Assembly,
preaching during the meeting.
to-wit: Evangelists, Elders and which opens this week.
It was then moved and seconded Deacons should be ordained by
to adjourn till 4 o’clock p . M. fasting, prayer and the laying on of
Some care has been taken in re
cent years to get at accuracy in
Bro. D. R. Harris, of Hebron, was general statistics.
The meeting was opened by
was then moved that the minutes up with very exceptional care
prayer by Bro. S. Baughman.
- Next in order was the discussion of this meeting be sent * to the I hevery natural desi re ■ to shew I
on the duties and work of an C hristian H erald for publication. prosperity has been held in reason
able check. After very patient ex
Evangelist, and, according to Carried.
amination of the returns the Bap
previous notice, Bro. I. N. Mulkey
tists have arrivod at what they
opened said discussion, followed by
think a truthful estimate of their
Broi. Bond, Thurman,- Roberts,
Wiltse, Baughman and Callison.
R. G. C allison , Pres.
churches the total is in Europe,
Motion to adjourn until 10
J. W. P arks , Sec.
o’clock to morrow, and that the dis
I 3,079 ; in Asia, 514 ; in Africa, 32 ;
To tell a lie, and then defend it in America, 24,753, and in Austra
cussion of the same subject be con
tinued. Motion carried, and the with other lies, is like digging a lia, 127. The membership is—in
meeting was dismissed by Bro.' R. cellar and making it large enough Europe, 316,514; in Asi'à; 34,006;
to hold all the dirt that is displaced. , in Africa, 1,147 ; in America, 2,113,-
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721, and in Australia, 7,700. Th<i
total number of Baptist churches
throughout the world is 28,505. 01
pastors or. ministers attached tc
thebe churches there are 17,683, and
the entire membership is estimated
at 2,473,087. It is a goodly exhibil
ity. The Baptists constitute oneo
the smallest of the great denomina]
tions, but they are active and ener]
getic and do a fair share of thi
missionary work attempted by thi ock
A missionary from the Island o
Peru, in the Samoan group, wri
that there is not a heathen lef
MLsm^ry labors were--mmmene
there only eleven years ago. Du
ing this time the whole island h
been evangelized, churches; chapeh© '
mission-houses have been built a T ’ll
their own expense, and they a-iov
now supporting their own pastorgai T
and contributing.to the society thaJ- c /C
sent them pastors and teachers, ity
A Roman Catholic paper of Needed
York City says that “ five-eighthypp
of the army of the United State-»/bi
The Congregational churches oj pa
New England have had an accession la
of 1,500 members since Jan. 1? * -f tee
An agnostic is defined by Prd
George F. Wright, of Oberlin,
“ one who confesses such a degrffi^
of ignorance concerning any prop<CWp
sition that he is unable to form afl
opinion as to its truth or falsity.| h
His conclusion is that agnosticisoj
is a help or hindrance to Christian iC
ity according to the point to whic^j it
it is directed. If it relates to th|l
fundamental ideas of religion, fl te
paralyzes all effort to learn and ifl
cept the truth; but if it onfl
covers minor objections, subsidiarfl
doctrines, and apparent discrepafl
cies, it clears the field for action, fl
Boston has an object of great in
terest to all visitors in the 01
North Church on Salem street, oj
posite the Copp*» HtH bury id
This is the historic^
church in whose belfry John New]
man hung the signal lantern f<j
Paul Reveres midnight ride. H]
church is well preserved, and cofl
tains many objects of interest;
communion service which was pn
sented by George II. in 1758, andl
prayer book from which His Majel lino
ty’s name was erased after the Rei ith
olution, a copy of the Scriptun ts
known as the “ Vinegar Bible