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crntîsrriAX herald .
D owney , C al .,
July 14, 1883.
tion of 20—old members—at Pa-
mona, and arranged for their regular
meetings. We have on foot an
effort for a house of worship also.
Big debate here last week with
an Advent on the Sabbath question.
Our annual camp-meeting begins
on the 3rd of next month at El
Moute. Wish you could attend and
aid us. We are at peace and at
■work'““*»ItHkreffr • -------—...... —..... -
- C. K endrick . -
I wish to acknowledge the fol
lowing sums for the support of our
~ .F or G enerat ; F und : -S. S. Col
orado Springs, Col., $5.05; Lizzie
Frick, Malvern, la., $2 00; A sister,
Pardee, Kan., $10.00; Church, Car
thage, Mo?, $2. GO ; "J? J. Williams,'
Cynthians, Ky., $2.00 ; S. S. Edin
burg, Ind., $5.71; G. C. Winship,
Decorah, la., $10.00; " Infant Class,”
Charleston, Ill., $20.00; A Disciple,
Melrose, Mo., $1.00 ; Church, Hop
kinsville, Cy., $20.00; Asa Shuler,
Hamilton, O., $50.00.
F or H eathen F und : C. W. Tal
bott, Cincinnati, O., $5.00 ; S. S.,
Sherman, Tex., $5.10; S. S, Golden,
Col., $3.80 ; “ F. & M.,” San Fran
cisco, Cal, $5.00; Church, Manteo,
N: C., $8.00.
F or T urkish M ission : Wm.
Stanley, Cynthiana, Ky., $20.00;
R. M. Giddens, Macon City, Mo.,
F or F rench M ission : Mrs. E.
D. Coleman, Madison Station, Miss.,
$1.00; Chui ch, Greencastle, Ind.,
Total receipts ‘ for the week,
A. M c L ean , Cor. gec’y.
and permission to take up a collec
tion on some public day. This
money may be used in circulating
tracts in any field the congregation
will select. Here is a fine opportu
nity "T tf * ch'üîiciïès AnT^undÀy-
schools to do mission work.
3. You can circulate tracts liber
ally among the sects and sinners.
This is a very efficient way to
spread the truth.
. k You can sell tn thoso wbo will
buy. I will furnish tractsand instruc
tions. Many brothers and sisters
who now do little can thus go to
work. Before you begin you must
first ’giveyourself to' the work'.
You will not fill the hearts of others
if your own is empty/ Send me
your name and province. " Let Us
work while it is day.”
J. W. H igbee .
Remarks of Robert Graham
At the funeral exercises of Mrs. Mary T.'
Bishop, at the Central Christian Church,
Cincinnati, Ohio, May 20, 1883.
Dear Friends and Brethren :
I have come from a neighboring
State to attend these solemities,
and to comfort, if I may, these sor
rowing ones with my sympathy
and the promises of Jesus. But 1
feel that I ought rather to be a
chief mourner, on this sad .yet joy
ous day, than to stand here trying
to minister consolation to the
broken-hearted, who come to dis
charge their last dutibs to the dead;
for this good woman was my friend
and the friend of my family, when
we sorely needed one.
As I stand here to-day I remem
ber well, how, twenty years ago,
this church received me like an
angel of God. I was then a refugee,
and almost a wanderer upon the
face of the earth. The lurid flame
of war was lighting up our land
from Maine to California, and from
the Lakes of the Gulf of Mexico;
men’s hearts were failing them for
fear, and none could forecast what
the end wobld be, for it was the
darkest day of those weary years
The former appeal for agents to of civil strife. I then had no home,
help in this tract work brought a but Sister Bishop had ; and can I
number of letters asking what ever forget, my dear brother, how
agents are expected to do. This you and your noble wife, now gone
to her reward, received me at your
1. If you are not a preacher you ample threshold ? No: as long as
can make an effort to convert your this heart continues to beat, as long
minister. He may sadly need some as my family live, shall wo cherish
one to stir him up. Urge him to the remembrance of your generous
talk for the work and to distribute unstinted hospitality ; and to day,
among these beautiful yet fading
tracts in his field.
2. You can show the .tracts and memorials of affection,- none come
explain the work to the brethren, from a more loving heart than the
fund ask for personal contributions, humble and sincere garland 1 now
lay upon her coffin.
hand distress and suffering; and
I have said this is a sad, yet whatever of blessing my ministry
joyous occasion; it is sad, because was to the destitute of this city
the ties which bound Sister Bishop was largely due to Sister Bishop.
to our earthly companionship are Day after day, week after week,
broken by1 ilk cold
and we feel his chilling touch ; wo errands of mercy the abodes of
weep that no more in this world poverty and sickness. You all did
we shall hear her kind and gentle well in those dark days, but no one
voice, no more see the smile that here will envy the praise I award
gave those plain and modest fea- our deceased sister to-day. Hers
Lurds their hnavenlyradiance: but _wa§.QQkthe undiscriminating chari-
it is joyous too, for, with her, pain ty of mere sentimentalism—she had
and care and sorrow are forever an eye quick to detect imposture,
past. “ At rest;” yes, she sleeps and of it her censure was severe;
sweetly; and while you and I and but, for the deserving poor, she ai
ThTpoof-o r TiiTs dityrw ii rn f tenintsff' r w ay s ha d a h e l pi ng ha n d and a —
her—miss her from the family word of cheer—and not a door in
circle, where her domestic virtues Cincinnati was better known than
shed around it so much of peace hers by all classes in distress.
It was also the preachers’ home.
and joy—miss her from the assem
bly of the saints, where her ex- You could hardly ever enter it and
ample of zeal and constancy in- not meet a fellow guest—it was
spirecTus airtolndre earnest work mure like a public-than a private
for the Master—miss*her from the house. In a long ministry, I have
meetings for the relief of the poor never seen any thing equal to it. I
and outcast, who, in their Homes, need not mention the crowds who
Asylums, andlTefuges, are, at this were ma35 welcome there fftinfiw ~
moment, mingling their tears with our conventions and other assem
ours—she, thank God ! is reaping blages, of which there have been so ’•
the reward of her fidelity in the many in this city. It is no exag
presence of her Savior, and in the geration to say, that the locality of
fellowship of spirits made perfect in the Bishop mansion was better
heaven. Comfort then your hearts, known to multitudes than that of
dear friend», with the thought, that any of our churches in the city.
your loss is her eternal gain. Nor Why was this? The answer is
will it be long, my dear brother, easy to find. It was because of
with you and U3 till, if we follow the easy, princely hospitality dis
her as she followed Christ, we shall pensed there by Brother and Sister
meet her again where no sorrow Bishop. But enough ! Allow me
like this will ever come to dim our only a few minutes to briefly
analyze her character, and to lay
I am reminded that this beauti before you the results, and I am
ful temple was built for the wor done.
ship of God, and not to be a bouse
1. Her first and most prominent
in which to praise either the living trait was a firm ‘religious faith;
or tho dead. It is no place to Hat it knew no doubts, had no fears; it
ter the one nor to eulogize the was very simple and very strong.
other; but, surely it can be no She had neither the ability, the
profanation to here hold up the life time, nor the inclination, to think
and character of one of his child about the subtleties of unbelief ;
ren, made such by his grace, for her religion was a life, not a creed,
your imitation and comfort. This formulated of theological distinc
congregation needs no marble tablet tions with all the exactness of
in that wall, no memorial window logical deduction. These she left
to perpetuate the memory of Mary to those who had leisure for them ;
T. Bishop. Her long and faithful she was too busy in doing her
service in this church will not soon Master’s woik in her family, in the
be forgotten; and, when you are church, and in public and private
gone, your children will continue to charities, to waste time in that
speak her praise.
The day of judgment alone will
2. She was remarkable for her
disclose the extent of this good fidelity in all the relations of life;
woman’s charity. TWfebty years this, sometimes, gave a bluntness
ago, I was one of the pastors of this and directness to her manner and
flock ; it was a sad, saj tipie; the speech which were unpleasant to
civil war was at its height, and those who did not know Her well.
there was great want in the eevere Frank, open, sincere herself, she
winter of 1863-4, and on every looked for these qualities in others j