Christian herald. (Portland ;) 1882-18??, July 06, 1883, Page 8, Image 8

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We stayed over night with Bro. C. little W’s. well and glad to see the Rec. Sec, J. V. Crawford; Treasurer, For, “ when the wheels.of Providence
T. J. Hollowell. Bro. Ely’s address shall have accomplished their ample '
Kenedy, and we must say that he old man.
Centerville, Or.; the remainder rounds, when the pillars of the
We will say for our Oregou
and his kind hearted family are
earth shall be removed and the
well calculated to make a stranger brethren that they have treated us of the Board at Waitsburg, W. T.
The meeting was one of much everlasting bills shall fiee away,
far better than we deserved. While
feel at home at their house.
We left Monmouth on the morn­ in Eugene we visited Bro. G. M. interest and perfect harmony. The when the heavens shall pass away
ing of May 19th and reached Har­ Whitney, one of the big hearted, preaching was done by Bros. Bruce with a great noise and the elements
risburg at 2 1*. M.jthe same day, and self-sacrificing preachers of Oregon. Wolverton, R. H. Moss and Neal shall melt with fervent heat, when
found a number at the depot wait­ We also enjoyed the shake with Cheetham, which is to say, that it there shall be a wreck of matter
and crush of worlds, above them
ing to welcome us to their houses, Bro. I. N. Mulkey at the depot. was all that could be desired.
all, the human soul shall be seen
among them was our old Palouse Bro. M. is doing a good work for
reposing with implicit confidence
friend and brother, R. M. Callison, the Master.
C. J, W bi QHT.__ two united by letter. The breth
upon the unshaken rock of itsown
. and Bro. Wilse, one of Lane.Cok
ren are much strengthened and en­ immortality, bidding defiance to the
proclaimers of the word, and we
couraged and think the prospect is ravages of time or the possibility of
consider him an earnest and faith­
still brightening in this district. decay, and shall on those mighty
ful worker in the cause of our
Waitsburg, W. T.
On the last day the hat was passed ruins smile, and light her torch at
The meeting at Harrisburg began
The Cooperation met in annual through the audience for a collec­ nature’s funeral pile.” Then why
that evening and continued eleven convention June 15, 1883, and was tion to assist in defraying the ex­ should we sorrow. We shall soon
days. The result of which has, or called to order by the President, J. penses of the meeting, and the weet him again. ’Our meeting
deacons counted $94.50 as the re­ with him then will not be like our
will appear in the H erald . I V. Crawford.
meeting on earth, to be separated
never met with more universal
Committee on credentials report­ sult.
The next annual meeting will again in a few day to meet no more
friendship anywhere than I did at ed delegates present from the fol­
Harrisburg, and I do think that a lowing congregations: Waitsburg, begin on Friday before the third in the ilesh, but we shall meet to I
part no more forever.
good preacher could build up a Touchet, Spring Valley, Bundy, Lord’s day in June, 1884. .
By older of the Convention.
T. 8. B.
good congregation and be well sus­ Dixie and Walla Walla, and from
J. V. C rawford , Rec. Sec.
tained at that point. While there the counties of Garfield, Columbia
The Devotional Life.
we were glad to receive a visit
from pur old friend and brother,
A new basis of Cooperation, was ¡A Visit to my Brother’s Grave.
“ He went up into the mountain
Philip Mulkey, and also one from adopted by which, it is believed, i My brother emigrated
from Mo. apart to pray.” What an argument
Bro. Roberts, who is well known to we cun make our efforts much more in 1846, and settled near the town is here against those who proclaim
be one of Oregon’s most successful efficient as our labors will be more of McMinnville, Oregon. I met the unreasonableness of prayer!
preachers. Also Bro. R. G. Callison systematised.
The name “ The him no more, until 1876,1 had 'the What a proof to those who never
Convention of pleasure of spending a few days pray ! If he whose life was crown­
came down from Eugene and stayed
one night with us. Bro. C. is too Walla Walla Valley ” is assumed, with him in California, when we ed with the beauty of Holiness
well known as an able and efficient and is officered by a President, Vicfe parted to meet no more in the thus felt the need of solitude and
worker in the cause of our Master President, Corresponding Secretary, flesh. He died on the 25th day of devotion, a thousand-fold greater is
to need any recommendation at our Recording Secretary and Treasurer, .December, 1877. I had long de­ our need, whose days so rarely
who constitute an Executive Board, sired to see the Willamette valley, chronicle what is truly Christlike
At the close of the meeting I which is to meet quarterly for the but never had that privilege until or divine. “ Wo bow to the man
went to Cottage Grove and stayed transaction of business, and are to recently. On the 8th day of June, who kneels,” says Victor Hugo.
all night with some old Kansas havo a general oversight of the 1883, in company with my brother’s Theu let us take our shoes oil' our
friends, and the next day returned work in the district, to aid in sup­ widow and two of his daughters, 1 feet; for surely this is holy ground
to Eugene City and pleached one plying weak and destitute places visited my brother’s.grave. We all where Christ is kneeling. “ Leibnitz
discourse to a crowded house, then with the preaching of the gosj>el, wept, but we did^not sorrow as praying is something grand,” he I
I started-for Grand Round Valley, building up and strengthening the those who have no hope.” I read continues, “Voltaire worshiping is
the inscription jon his tomb-stone, something beautiful.” What then
Or., leaching that point June Gth, churches, etc.
and on the 7th Bro. J. M. Jones — It is also recommended that each and when I came to the following shall ws say of this lone figure on
and myself began a meeting which •ongregation through its officers line, namely, “ The Lord is my ;he mountain side ? Our lips arc
continued until the evening of the make out and forward to the Exe­ strength and my Redeemer,” 1 felt sealed, our head is bowed. The
17th, resulting in nine additions, cutive Committee a pro rata appor­ my heart swell in me with gratitude weight is more than human words
as has, or will be stated by others. tionment—or assessment—of its to God, and I thanked him for the can bear.
We think the brethren of Grand members, and that said apportion­ privilege of visiting my brother’s
Do the disciples of Christ in our
Round have acted wisely in secur­ ment be taken as the basis for the grave. If I did shed tears they »me know what it is to enter thus
ing the labors of Bro. Jones, for he employment of evangelists in the were tears of joy more tlian of grief. into the sanctuary of devout and
is one of our ablest ministers on the district, or rather, sub-district, He was absent from our mortal solitary prayer and lift up a soul
coast. We predict for them a where such congregations are vision but present in spirit. The that*is hungering and thirsting
prosperous future, for they have a located—the territory represented outer man had perished but the after righteousness ? Once in seven
membership of about one hundred, by this Convention, being divided inner man had been eternally days, no doubt, we otter an earnest
the most of whom are well to do into three sub-districts—and the renewed. The bou I never dies, it jrayer for forgiveness, and perhaps
farmers, and all seem willing to members to contribute according to never sleeps. It is not presumption are conscious of a desire for the
contribute of their means for the said apportionment thus making in us to say that we shall live amendment of our lives and a
That closer walk with God ; but do we,
spread of the Gospel, and are now the contributions just and equal whilst eternity endures.
wanting* to employ another good and not burdening some while which once has a substantial exis­ day by day, set apart with real
others are eased.
tence can never cease to exist. The earnestness of purpose ipid because
The following officers were elected substantial soul when freed from we feci the need (if it, some
On leaving Grand Round we
started for home, arriving at for the ensuing year: Pres., Neal, the ponderable body travels with moments—the world claims the
Spangle on the 21st at 8 o’clock Cheetham ; Vice Pres., R. L. Dash- the rapidity of light from world to lours—for quiet, devout medita­
A. M., finding Mrs. W. and all the iell; Cor. Secretary, Charles Ely; world, and lives forever and ever, tion, prayer, and the reading of