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MONMOUTH, OREGON ; FRIDAY, JULY 20, 1883.
C hristian H erald .
J. F. *
Editor and Publisher, Monmouth, Or.
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We are not responsible for the opinions and
sentiments expressed by our contributors, but
for onr own writing alone. Hence out readers
□Hist judge for themselves. We intend to give
space for the free expression of opinion, within
the limits of sound discretion, and the good of
the cause; but not lie held as indorsing what
others my write.______________________ ____
have the prompt attention of the ma nd, he can address, for further
information, John B. Redford, Day
brethren ever}-where.“— —
ton, W. T.
The Australian Christian Wit
A great general used to tell his
ness, of Melbourne, has just reached
our office. We arc glad to number friends an anecdote of his early
good, paper. Of the C hristian
H erald it says r
We have received the March
number of this excellent paper,
published in Monmouth, Oregon,
(J. S. A., and ably edited by Bro.
J. F. Floyd. This paper has the
right ring about.it, and will do
good work for truth.
Three of our exchanges come to
All matter intended for publication in this
paper should be written :
a heading for which we have about
1. On one side of the sheet only.
as great distaste as Bro. Graham
2. In a plain legible hand.
3. Let there lie plenty of space betwoen the
has for “ stand point,” and every
—4. Write with a pen instead of a pencil, so
student of the Bible College knows
that it maj not be defaced ill transit.
ft. Write brief articles.
about how much that is. We refer
6. Expect no attention to articles, notices, or
queries not accompanied by your name.
to “ On the Wing.” Brethren, take
it down, for when your grand
children rise up in their generation
and glance back over your editorial
The Pacific Church Nevis for
pages they will not at all be proud
July has failed to reach us.
of your fiouishing head-lines. Take
We call attention to the article it down, for it needs rest.
of Bro. Bennett- of Australia found
Our call for a camp meeting on
in this issue. It is good. We are the ocean-beach has been responded
| | glad to know that Bro. B. is doing to by Bro. Wolverton. He appoints
a fine work in Australia. We hope us on a committee to select a loca
to hear from him often.
tion, etc. \Vill the other brethren
Please read carefully the letter of named, act with us ? If we have
Pres. R. Graham found on another an opportunity of going to the
page. He has many warm friends beach this summer we will keep
on this coast who will read his this matter in view. In the mean
letter with pleasure. We are al- time, we would be glad if any of
the brethren who may chance to go,
ways glad to hear from him.
would look after it and report as to
We send, this wpek our post location, etc. Let us work up this
office lists to quite a number of our matter, brethren.
agents and hope they will be
prompt in looking after those sub •. Thebrethren of Columbia county,
scribers whose time is out. Breth W. T., wish to employ the services
ren, please renew your subscriptions of a good evangelist for that county.
and let us move on the good work. They wish him to give his whole
time to the work of preaching the
We ask special attention to the gospel and doing the work of an
letter from Bro. R. Moffett in this evangelist. Part of the money is
issue. In reference to it Bro. Wol raised and the rest will be forth
verton says : “ Prompt action is ne coming when the right man is
cessary. I desire some one of each found. The brethren there need a
church to clip this, fill out and send faithful and able exponent of the
to me at Portland or Hillsboro. truth, and should this fall under
Let this be as full as possible. Note the eye of a preaching brother who
it is for 1880.” This matter should feels that he can supply the de-
to take shelter from my enemies in
a ruined build jng, where I sat alone
for many hours. Trying to divert
my mind from my misfortunes, I
fixed my eyes on an ant that was
carrying a grain of wheat bigger
than itself up a high wall.
counted the efforts it made to
accomplish its object. The grain
of wheat fell to the ground sixty-
the ITtCIe insect'
persevered, and the seventieth time
it succeeded, and reached the top of
the wall. This sight gave me
courage at that time, when I
greatly needed it, and I never
forgot the lesson it taught me.”
And this is a lesson we all need to
learn as we go on with the “journey
of life.” And if we only have the
confidence, the courage, and the
perseverance, of which we have
now spoken, as we go on with the
“journey of life,” our struggle will
be sure to end in success. Let us
all l>e sure to get these three things,
and then it will be well with us.—
We have received from the pub
lisher, John Burns, St. Louis, Mo., a
little tract of 38 pages entitled
" The Church of Christ in Kansas,
by S. T. Dodd, of Topeka, Kansas/’
Bro. Burns has done a good mech
anical job, as he always does; but
when this is said of the pamphlet
it is aliout all said. To give our
readers some idea of the nature and
trustworthiness of this historic
sketch it is only necessary to cite
one example. While speaking of
the several efforts to start a paper
in the State he says: “ The third
attempt was made January 1, 1881,
by J. M. Shepherd, who moved
The Faithful Witness from Fayette
ville, Ark. to Topeka, Kan. from
whence it has been issued regularly
about the first of every month
While J. M.
Shepherd is proprietor we believe
and editor also, he has been aided
by J. F. Floyd, A. H. Mülkey and
B. IL Smith.” Now how does this
read in the face of the following
facts ? From the day the Witness
was established in Arkansas till it
was taken to Topeka, (near two
years) the name of the firm stood
as follows: “ J. F. Floyd and J. M.
Shepherd, Editors and Proprietors,”
etc. Then for one year after it was
first issued from Topeka the firm
stood without change. From that
day till the time Dr. Dodd wrote
his pamphlet he was frequently in
the office and in full possession of
r We^uppose-.lJui _re,st of; -—
the tract will compare favorably
with this paragraph. It is simply
the cap sheaf of one of Bro. Dodd’s
egotistical exploits to which “ the
l>r.” is subject, and hence an effort
to supply without a demand. It *
will hardly work a revolution even
in the brotherhood of Kansas ! Ad
dress John Bums, St. Louis, Mo.
Last week we were so crowded
with other matters that we did not
get to pay our respects to the reply
of the Pacifc Christian Advocate.
This week we can not put our hand
on that number of the paper, and
hence we must write from mamory.
We have fully convicted the Advo
cate of misrepresenting us, and
asked him to correct. But he
evades the matter by seeking to
raise side issues. We will attend
to these also.
1, We had stated that the Scrip
tures require the Lord’s table
weekly, and that Christ commanded
immersion, whereas the Methodist
church had substituted sprinkling
and pouring for this act. In an
swer to this he called for the chap
ters and verses ■ where thy “ re
quirements ” and “ commands ” are
found. In proof of weekly com
munion J we pointed him to Acts
20: 7, compared with 1 Cor. 11:
20, and’ 16.; 2. Also to church
history and the teaching of
John Wesley. We then asked,
(1) Does the Advocate deny that
the primitive Christians were ac
customed to commune weekly ?
(2) Is weekly communion Scrips